Sunday, May 31, 2009

Time for Government to Finally Ban Itself

by Glen Allport
May 29, 2009

Behind the Mask, Systematic Evil

After centuries and millennia of tyranny, war, mass murder, torture, corruption, legalized theft, unjust imprisonment, economic devastation, and other needless evil, isn't it finally time we banned the cause of all that horror?

Can we not find the strength to end this intrusive, violent, coercive scam – this conspiracy against love and freedom, this formalized ├╝ber-criminal empire, this sick enabler of Hitler and Stalin and Kim Jong-Il and so many other psychopaths, this boot on the neck of every man, woman and child? Is it not time, and long past time, to stop putting up with government wars and government concentration camps and government injustice and government central-planning inefficiency (directly or via government-granted monopoly) and other methods of government impoverishment and cruelty? Will we not finally understand that running society via coercion and violence is not merely inefficient but horribly, shockingly wrong?

There is only one way to do all that – only one way to save the human race from the terror and poverty and violence and other cruelty that government has inflicted for centuries: put an end to the evil of coercive government itself.

We have tried small, restrained government and seen it grow into large, unrestrained tyranny. This has happened in the United States ("Electronic Police State 2008, National Rankings" [ U.S. rank: 6th worst out of 52]; PDF) and to one extent or another in every nation that has ever tried to tame and reform government. Slowly at first and then with shocking speed, the original positive intent (assuming there ever was one) is subverted, corrupted, and eventually erased. The coercive power of government increases relentlessly and moves ever-more into the hands of those who lust for power.

Taming the beast has not worked – and why would it? Removing this sick, twisted, neurotic tool for psychopaths from the list of available options is the only way to prevent its capture by those with an unhealthy need for power.

The good news is that government is not a necessary evil but merely an ancient one. We can stop this evil and transition to a healthy, compassionate, efficient, non-coercive society whenever we finally break the spell of pro-government propaganda in enough minds.

But . . . Who Will Pay for the Roads? Who Will Regulate Business?

For that matter, who (to paraphrase a famous Bushism) will make sure that "our children is learning?" Who will pay for healthcare? And especially – here, the public lip trembles in fear – who will save us from [insert currently-hyped boogie-man or other excuse for increasing government control]?

The answer to all such questions is: "Grow up."

Really, who did you THINK was paying for all those things now – the Government Funding Fairy? Government has no wealth to fund anything with, beyond what it takes from the people. And who did you think was out there building and maintaining the roads, or providing air traffic control, or regulating industries – alien lifeforms attached to the Government Borg? Of course not. The men and women maintaining the roads are ordinary people, and the money to pay for their work comes from your pocket and the pockets of other taxpayers. [snip]

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Obama Is Said to Consider Preventive Detention Plan

If you are not much concerned about the lives of civilians (human beings with hearts) in other countries (and yes, unlike the mainstream news reports, this includes families, women and children in the middle east and reports of heinous acts committed them within these existing facilities to the point where I cannot even bring myself to post about it yet because they are too horrible to think about), then consider that there are detention facilities for you too here in the US. They were started under the Bush administration along with the damning Patriot Act. It does not take much research to connect the dots and see that, at some point, this will happen here at home with those labeled as "domestic terrorists." When I did this research, I truly became fearful of our federal government for the first time in my life, but I could not stop researching. As I have, please choose wisely if you would like to speak up.

Obama Is Said To Consider Preventive Detention Plan

Published: May 20, 2009
New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a “preventive detention” system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried, two participants in the private session said.

Read full article here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oath Keepers

Updated Video Below...

Oath Keepers is a group of Military, Veterans, and peace officers who have vowed to keep the oath they took to defend the Constitution, will not “just follow orders,” that override the consitution. The following is from their website:

Orders We Will NOT Obey:

1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.

We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people

We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.

We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.

We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.

We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.

7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.

8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control.”

9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.

10.We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Place For Us

I have to admit my despair along with others who hold to a similar philosophy about oppressive government and human rights. We feel we have no place to go to be left alone if that is what we desire and that is most certainly true here in the United States today. Some consider "virtual cantons," where we could be allowed to cohabit peacefully. Others wait ready to defend themselves as martial law is expected to be declared under so many potential pretenses. If there was a place on the earth we could move to experience freedom I would happily go and raise my children there. New Zealand has come up in discussions as this article in the Sunday Star Times points out a growing number of New Zealanders hoping for the same.

Sunday Star Times
Sam Buchanan

Anarchism is a personal and political philosophy based on the premise that no person has the right to have authority over another. We aren't opposed to organisation, but insist that it should always be fully democratic and voluntary. [snip]

The philosophy of anarchism is in many ways similar to the "green" movement, and many anarchists are involved with environmental campaigns and projects. Our opposition to authority and domination leads us to become involved in feminism, anti-military and anti-colonial movements, and to oppose racism and abuse. Anarchists are also often involved in mutual aid projects such as community gardens, collective workshops, art and music groups and rural communes.

We also see similarities to anarchism in many indigenous societies. While on the surface they may often appear hierarchical, there is often a subtle system of checks and balances that ensure leaders must carefully represent peoples' needs or quickly lose their authority. Read More

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pastor Beaten by Boarder Patrol in Constitution Free Zone

This is what happens when our constitution becomes toilet paper.

May 15, 2009

Pastor Stephen Anderson insisted on his constitutional rights while driving in the Constitution-free Zone in Arizona and was assaulted by border patrol thugs. Anderson was told by a Border Patrol (a fascist subset of the Ministry of Homeland Security) thug he was under arrest for refusing to exit his vehicle and when he refused to comply — citing the Constitution and probable cause — the window of his vehicle was shattered and he was tased.

On May 23, a protest rally will be held at the internal Constitution-free zone Gestapo checkpoint. The check point is located within a few miles of mile marker 75 which is about 75 miles east of Yuma, AZ on Interstate 8.

This is the actual footage from Pastor Anderson’s camcorder as well as from the surveillance cameras at the Border Patrol Checkpoint.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Absence of a Master

Some very interesting food for thought. How much of this was incorporated into the template of our original government? How much true freedom (the kind we are innately born with but is taken away from us by government systems) would be allowed today by the coercive governments around the world, including the current US government? With the population reformed by our government's youth education facilities, I would guess that fewer and fewer will think ask the question.

"Anarchists oppose the idea that power and domination are necessary for society, and instead advocate more co-operative, anti-hierarchical forms of social, political and economic organization."

From Anarchist FAQ Webpage

Anarchism is a political theory which aims to create anarchy, "the absence of a master, of a sovereign." [P-J Proudhon, What is Property , p. 264] In other words, anarchism is a political theory which aims to create a society within which individuals freely co-operate together as equals. As such anarchism opposes all forms of hierarchical control - be that control by the state or a capitalist - as harmful to the individual and their individuality as well as unnecessary.

In the words of anarchist L. Susan Brown:

"While the popular understanding of anarchism is of a violent, anti-State movement, anarchism is a much more subtle and nuanced tradition then a simple opposition to government power. Anarchists oppose the idea that power and domination are necessary for society, and instead advocate more co-operative, anti-hierarchical forms of social, political and economic organisation." [The Politics of Individualism, p. 106]

However, "anarchism" and "anarchy" are undoubtedly the most misrepresented ideas in political theory. Generally, the words are used to mean "chaos" or "without order," and so, by implication, anarchists desire social chaos and a return to the "laws of the jungle."

This process of misrepresentation is not without historical parallel. For example, in countries which have considered government by one person (monarchy) necessary, the words "republic" or "democracy" have been used precisely like "anarchy," to imply disorder and confusion. Those with a vested interest in preserving the status quo will obviously wish to imply that opposition to the current system cannot work in practice, and that a new form of society will only lead to chaos. Or, as Errico Malatesta expresses it:

"since it was thought that government was necessary and that without government there could only be disorder and confusion, it was natural and logical that anarchy, which means absence of government, should sound like absence of order." [Anarchy, p. 16]
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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Desperation in Pakistani hospitals, refugee camps

I am posting this article in honor of these civilians, families and children. Regardless of the reasons given for why this is happening, these innocent families are caught in the crossfire.

AP - Civilians cowered in hospital beds and trapped residents struggled to feed their children Saturday, as Pakistani warplanes pounded a Taliban-held valley in what the prime minister called a "war of the country's survival."

Fighting has caused the flight of hundreds of thousands of terrified residents, adding a humanitarian emergency to the nuclear-armed nation's security, economic and political problems. The government is appealing for international aid to ease the plight of the multitude of weary, traumatized people who have abandoned their homes in search of safety.

Witness accounts indicated that scores of civilians have already been killed or injured in the escalating clashes in Swat and the neighboring Buner and Lower Dir districts.

Even the medics are gone: Only three doctors remained Saturday at the hospital in Swat's main town, Mingora — all of them working at full stretch.

Riaz Khan, a 36-year-old schoolteacher, his wife and two daughters occupied four of the beds, shrapnel wounds on their arms and their legs bandaged. Khan said his other two daughters were killed three days earlier when a mortar shell hit their home near Mingora.

"We buried our daughters on Thursday when the army relaxed the curfew," he told an Associated Press reporter. "We reached the hospital only with great difficulty."

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Common Law Institute

The Common Law Institute is an international organization whose purpose is to promote and facilitate a return to Common Law as defined using the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP). Note that this meaning is slightly different from what "common law" has come to mean in practice; however, this meaning is truer to the real intent of what common law was supposed to be. Thus, their purpose is to promote the understanding, acceptance, and use of NAP as the true Common Law of all civilized nations. Read More

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

World's Smallest Political Quiz

Ever wonder where you fit exactly on the political map between Libertarian and Socialist? Give Advocates for Self Government's "World's Smallest Political Quiz" a try.

Click Here To Take The Quiz

Monday, May 4, 2009

Coercive Government Conforms To Paradigm of Parent-Child Relationship

Is this a healthy way of thinking for our society?

"Coercive government seems "normal" because it so closely follows the pattern we learned to expect of our elders when we were small, and because so many of us are still struggling to find parents to fill our childhood needs. This simple truth is an incredibly powerful factor in blinding people to damage done by the State." - Glen Allport

We seek unconsciously for the good parent to finally take care of us, and as we look around, nothing seems a stronger candidate than government. If we can't have Mommy and Daddy, perhaps Big Brother or Uncle Sam (or Papa Doc or Uncle Joe) will take care of things instead. After all, we live in the Motherland, or the Fatherland, or the Homeland. Doesn’t that hint pretty strongly at what we want our political “leaders” to be?

This blatant yet seemingly invisible emotional equation lends a desperate power to belief in the State. The child's need, camouflaged but eternally striving for fulfillment, becomes the adult "need" for a State that steps into vacant parental shoes that were never quite filled to begin with.

In short, government persists partly as an unresolved after-image from our childhoods.

Similarities between the typical parent-child relationship and the typical State-subject relationship run deep, and are no accident. The average parent treats his or her children much as the average government treats its subjects – in an authoritarian manner, with a mixture of concern, neglect, and coercion, and with psychological or even physical violence "balancing" the affection. Schools and other institutions treat children in much the same fashion.

This is seldom done intentionally or even knowingly, but it is done nonetheless. It has, down through the ages, created generations of damaged, unfree children who have grown into damaged, unfree adults – who have in turn created damaging, unfree societies.

Helping to break this ancient cycle is the true role of those who work for human rights.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Why Is The Government GPS-Marking EVERY Front Door in America?

By JB Williams
Canada Free Press
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

...the same week that Americans learned that they were “domestic terrorists”... they also learned that [the federal government's] Census Bureau had hired thousands of new temporary employees, equipped each with a handheld GPS computer and sent them out to mark GPS coordinates for every residential front door in America...

A State of Emergency

From Wikipedia - The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 16, 1878 after the end of Reconstruction, with the intention of substantially limiting the powers of the federal government to use the military for law enforcement. The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services from exercising nominally state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order” on non-federal property (such as states and their counties and municipal divisions) within the United States.

In short, the statute generally prohibits federal military personnel and units of the National Guard operating under federal authority, from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States.

As members of the military are sworn to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, a federal order to do the exact opposite, and take aim at American citizens, would be a clear violation of the US Constitution and the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, unless…

US Military personnel are trained to follow orders. But they are also obligated to refuse any order deemed “unlawful.” In order to make such an order appear “lawful,” the federal government would first have to declare a nationalstate of emergency,” such as in the case of an international pandemic, which can be demonstrated to threaten the health and well-being of American citizens.

Following a state of emergency declaration, a federal order for Martial Law would be expected, to allegedly provide law enforcement and security for citizens. This type of scenario can be followed by a presidential order to quarantine, disarm and contain American citizens in the name of national security, all of it, having the appearance of being “lawful.”

Is this what is happening?

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U.S. Census Bureau
The Department of Commerce
Contacting the Congress