At what point do we read the first two paragraphs of the Declaration and realize that we have finally arrived at the Jefferson option?

March 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

GALLERY

YOU ARE NO LONGER BOUND BY FEDERAL LAW!!!

Hear me, and hear me clearly.  The U.S. Government is in violation of the Social Contract.  We know the Social Contract that formed this nation as the U.S. Constitution, and those which formed the States as the State Constitutions.  Together, they create and define the laws by which our society is governed.  But this is what these Social Contracts are: the supreme law of either their State or this nation, and the chief executives are legally and morally bound to remain inside the boundaries set out by these Constitutions.  In Obama’s case, that means he is legally and morally obligated to operate according to the letter of the Constitution – as understood at the time of ratification!  If the President refuses to do so, then he loses his legitimacy and – with it – his authority.  But when the Congress allows the President to repeatedly and blatantly violate both federal and State law and does nothing to stop him, and when the Courts not only turn a blind eye to this violation of Constitutional law but lends its authority to this usurpation, then the entire federal government is in violation of the Social Contract (i.e. Constitution) and ceases to be legitimate.  In other words, it cedes its legitimate authority and enters into an open state of war with the people.  At that point, we are no longer bound by the law because the government has destroyed the law.  This is where we find ourselves today: with a government that has entered into an open state of war with the American people!

Let me ask you something: when was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence?  If you haven’t done so in the last six months, take a moment to read it – do it now!  The Declaration is a legal document, written according to the internationally accepted practices of the law at the time of our founding.  As such, it lists a series of charges against the Crown.  Today, we are told they are archaic and, therefore, have no meaning in our ‘modern’ world.  This is a lie!  If you doubt me, read the charges and think about the modern equivalent(s) that are happening today:

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.(How many times have the courts over ruled something the people voted on and passed; or the President has directed his Attorney General to ignore, or even tell the State Attorney Generals to ignore?)


He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. 
(How many times have the States passed laws only to have some judge suspend them until Washington can decide what it wants to do about them?)


He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. 
(How often are Federal laws passed mandating the States to do something, or how often are Federal programs tied to Federal funding?  These are – in spirit – the same thing: demanding the people submit before the federal government will act on their behalf)


He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.


He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
(Obama has told the Senate they were not in session when they were so that he could make recess appointments.  Again, in spirit, that is the same thing)


He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.


He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. 
(Refusal to enforce immigration laws: agains, same thing in spirit and practice)


He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.


He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.


He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. 
(The bureaucracies that Obama now uses as a de facto legislature)


He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. 
(DHS, and other militarized law enforcement agencies that do not answer to the Congress, thereby negating the spirit of subjecting military forces to civilian authority)


He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. 
(This has been done through the aforementioned law enforcement agencies.  There are daily stories now about these agencies violating the laws and trampling on citizens’ rights with immunity)


He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: 
(The Supreme Court has started citing foreign legal precedents, and the federal government has been bypassing the Constitution through Treaty).
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: (Many cases are now on the books where citizens have been forced to surrender their homes to the aforementioned militarized law enforcement agencies.  In spirit, same thing)


For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: 
(There are many cases of political trials now, and we have had government officials who have murdered citizens and were never charged.  This has become an increasingly common problem – Ruby Ridge is just one example)


For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: 
(Federal regulation of our trade has effectively done the same thing: trade can only occur with those nations the government permits, and then, only as the government allows)


For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: 
(This is totally out of control, and includes double and triple taxation.  It’s just so hidden and/or ignored that no one even sees or cares about it anymore)


For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury
(There are many, many cases where trial by jury has been denied.  We have now started executing American citizens without any due process at all!)


For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
(This hasn’t happened – yet.  But if you’ll remember, there were people in the U.S. who wanted to let Bush be tried by foreign powers, and we have had our soldiers given over to foreign courts for crimes they were charged with while in service to America)


For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies: 
(In spirit, this is the living document doctrine, whereby the laws change according to whatever the federal government wants them to be – or Obama flat out ignores them)


For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: 
(Obama has already done this, and a Liberal law professor said so during testimony to Congress this week)


For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. 
(In effect, this is the same thing as negating or telling the State Attorney Generals to negate the laws passed by the State legislatures)


He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. 
(Failure to enforce border security; using federal financing as a means of extortion and control; favoritism to political allies at the expense of the rest of the citizenry and more are all examples of this, at least in spirit if not in actual deed)


He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.  
(The federal debt is a form of plunder; the tax burden is a form of ravaging the people and Obama care is a form of slavery…)


He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.


He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.(This is being done by turning a blind eye to the borders and Islamic Jihadis operating within this nation)

Now, be honest, when was the last time you looked at how closely we have come to the conditions that existed before our founders seceded from England?  And the list of comparisons I gave was just off the top of my head.  I am sure you could add to them – if you tried.  But there’s more.  We no longer have the right o life from creation: abortion is not only legal, but advanced by the federal government and the people are forced to pay for it.  We have no liberty when we are forced to bake cakes for people we consider to be morally objectionable: we have slavery.  And we cannot pursue happiness when every aspect of our daily lives is controlled in some way by the people in Washington.  Connecticut is talking about taking the Peoples’ weapons away; the government is openly asserting that it needs to monitor the press; the Supreme Court has said the fourth Amendment is ‘conditional;’ the fifth Amendment is negated by electronic surveillance; and the list goes on, and on, and on, and…

I used to think this was our fault — we, the people — but no more!  Now I realize this is the fault of open usurpation.  The people have been trying to assert their will, but our masters turn a blind eye and deaf ear.  And when we roar, like in the TEA Party movement, they turn the power of the IRS on us (add that to the list above).  They pass laws saying they can hold terrorists without due process, then pass laws saying that anyone who tries to oppose their power grabs is a terrorist.  So, fellow terrorist, let me ask you something:

At what point do we read the first two paragraphs of the Declaration and realize that we have finally arrived at the Jefferson option?

 

The appearance Child-abuse, neglect deaths in Illinois remain high in DCFS-involved cases and still going strong.

March 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

Child-abuse, neglect deaths in Illinois remain high in DCFS-involved cases

Child-abuse, neglect deaths in Illinois remain high in DCFS-involved casesEnoch A. Hayslett brought his 1-month-old son to a hospital emergency room in December 2008, saying the baby was constipated.

Note: Watch, they’re going to start snatching more kids because of this.

LK: http://legallykidnapped.blogspot.com/2014/01/child-abuse-neglect-deaths-in-illinois.html#ixzz2v6Vbo2BW

Child-abuse, neglect deaths in Illinois remain high in DCFS-involved cases

January 20, 2014

By: Chris Fusco and Tony Arnold

Lamar Hayslett

Enoch A. Hayslett brought his 1-month-old son to a hospital emergency room in December 2008, saying the baby was constipated.

Instead, doctors found the infant had a broken femur — an injury Hayslett and the child’s mother couldn’t explain. So the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services took protective custody of the baby and his two older siblings, and a Cook County judge ordered that all three children be placed in foster care.

Also read: DCFS-involved abuse and neglect deaths: 61 children, 61 stories

Hayslett and their mother went on to have more children: a daughter, another son, then twin boys — all of whom lived with the couple in the south suburbs as they sought to regain custody of the three older children.

During that time, DCFS twice investigated complaints that Hayslett was abusing his children but found the allegations not credible, records show.

Then — a month after a child-protection investigator closed the second case — the 5-foot-10, 280-pound Hayslett was charged with beating one of his twin sons to death. The 20-pound boy’s skull was fractured, and he had multiple bruises.

Authorities said Hayslett also abused the other twin and their toddler brother, too.

They arrested the Lynwood man in December 2012 and charged him with first-degree murder, among other charges.

Last Father’s Day, Hayslett hanged himself at the Cook County Jail.

His 8-month-old son Lamar Hayslett was among 27 Illinois children to die from abuse or neglect in DCFS’ last reporting year after they or their families already had been involved with the agency, aChicago Sun-Times and WBEZ examination of newly released records from the DCFS inspector general’s office has found. Five more cases were under investigation, those records show.

On Wednesday, the head of child-death investigations for DCFS Inspector General Denise Kane said that one of those five pending cases has now been determined not to have involved abuse or neglect. A second case remains under investigation, but not for abuse or neglect.

Still, the number of DCFS-involved abuse or neglect deaths could reach 30 for the third year in a row.

In the 2010 reporting year, there were 15 abuse or neglect deaths in which DCFS had had some involvement with the family within a year of the death, according to a Sun-Times and WBEZ investigation published in November.

Chris Fusco is a Chicago Sun-Times staff reporter. Follow him @fuscochris. Tony Arnold covers Illinois politics for WBEZ. Follow him @tonyjarnold.

Sex And The Public Schools ,the appearance it happens to yours as well….6

February 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

Sex And The Public Schools

FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Michael Snyder
2/24/2014
Source …..

School-BusYou are going to have a hard time believing some of the stuff that you are about to read.  Children in America are being sexualized at younger and younger ages these days, and our public schools play a major role in that.  As you will see below, even kindergarten students are getting naked and trying to have sex with each other in our schools.  So where in the world are these kids learning to do this?  Well, it certainly does not help that there is more sex on television and in our movies than ever before.  And it certainly does not help that some of the biggest pop stars on the planet such as Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry are blatantly using sex to sell records to their young fans.  But we can’t place all of the blame on entertainment.  Without a doubt, our schools are playing a major role in sexualizing our children, and most parents have very little understanding about what is actually happening.

As I mentioned above, kindergarten students are actually getting naked and are trying to have “sex” with one another.  That sounds absolutely crazy, but it is true.  In fact, a case that made national headlines recently happened in New Jersey

Kelly Mascio, 43, is facing termination in connection with the incident late last year at Mullica Township Elementary School in southern New Jersey. Mascio, who has taught for more than 15 years, is suspended with pay while a disciplinary process continues.

As detailed in a Mullica Township Police Department report, two of Macsio’s students–both five-years-old–went into an in-classroom bathroom and removed their clothes. When Mascio, pictured at right, subsequently discovered the children–a boy and a girl–they told her they were “having sex,” cops noted.

This is a sign of a very, very sick society.

So where did those poor little children get such a twisted idea?

It could have potentially come from a lot of places, but it certainly does not help that some public school systems are actually teaching kindergarten students about sex.  For example, in Chicago public schools kindergarten teachers are now required to set aside 30 minutes a month for sex education.

Does that trouble you?

It should.

When our kids get a little older, there seems to be very little that is off-limits in their sex education classes.  One father in Kansas recently discovered this the hard way

Mark Ellis says his daughter goes to Hocker Grove Middle School in the Shawnee Mission School District. She was so shocked by what she recently saw on a poster at school, that she took a picture of it home and showed her parents.

Her dad initially assumed it was a student prank, until he called the school and found  it was part of the curriculum.

“Why would you put it in front of 13-year-old students?” he asked.

He thought the poster, which lists things like “oral sex” and “grinding,”might’ve been a prank until he contacted the school principal. He was told it was ateaching material.

You can see a photo of the complete poster right here.  If you live in Kansas, your tax money is going to teach middle school students about “touching each other’s genitals”.

No wonder our country is so messed up.  Just consider the following stats…

-According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately two-thirds of all Americans in the 15 to 24-year-old age bracket have engaged in oral sex.

-Today, the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate on the entire planet.

-According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there are 20 millionnew sexually-transmitted infections in the United States every single year, and Americans in the 15 to 24-year-old age range account for approximately 50 percent of those new sexually-transmitted infections.

-At this point, one out of every four teen girls in the U.S. has at least one sexually transmitted disease.

These things did not happen by accident.  They are the consequences of raising our children in such a sexually-charged environment.

If parents only knew what was really going on out there, many more of them would be pulling their children out of the public schools.  For instance, in a previous article I shared a quote from one of my readers that actually attended one of the “best” public schools in the city of Detroit…

The school was a new seven story building just a couple of years old. The bathrooms would often lack toilet paper & soap beyond the second floor (the main floor), the bathroom sinks would often not work. The water fountains on north side of the building on from the third floor & up did not work. The elevators would constantly break down. I even got stuck on the elevator before. I almost tripped down a half a flight of stairs because the elastic seal (it was the metal bar at the front of a treader of I don’t know the name of it.) the stairs was not properly installed.

Students would often have sex on the stairs & throughout the school. Parents actually called the school many times & reported kids having sex on the stairs because all of them had glass windows 270 degrees.

And according to an ABC News investigation, this kind of thing is going on all over the country…

Students told us that some kids are having sex in school bathrooms and hallways — even in classrooms.

At a middle school outside Baltimore, Md., a couple of 12-year-olds had oral sex in their science class. Their classmates watched, but the teacher didn’t see them. (The teacher was suspended and later resigned.)

And the kids say it happens at home too, and we parents almost never know.

Do you know what is going on at the schools where you live?

Unless someone comes forward, you may never know the twisted things that are happening.

And what is happening in our middle schools and our high schools is just the beginning.  In fact, some young students recently received a shocking preview of what they should expect once they get to college…

Hundreds of elementary and middle school students who recently toured UC Berkeley got an early lesson in sex education when they witnessed a guy in a giant penis costume walking around handing out condoms, as well as a variety of condom-inspired games, an undergrad at the university told The College Fix on Wednesday.

The schoolchildren were on campus last week at the same time that the public university hosted National Condom Week observances that, in addition to the giant penis, included an assortment of sex-themed activities such as a vagina-anus condom toss, a vulva and anus “pin the tail,” and a condom water-balloon game.

We live in a society where anything goes.

If you can believe it, Facebook now has a whopping 58 different “gender classifications” to choose from.

Instead of teaching our children to make the right choices, we just encourage them to “try to be safe”.

What we need is more parents that are willing to step up and take charge like this mother

When a Milwaukee mother found out her 12-year-old daughter was talking to a young man and planning a fight on Facebook, she took swift action to ensure the girl learned a lesson.

Lorraine Walls not only banned her daughter, Luticia, from social media, she also posted a video of her getting chewed out by her mother for breaking the rules on the 12-year-old’s Facebook page — just to make sure all her friends could see it.

If you trust the moral education of your children to the schools, you never know what you are going to get.  In fact, some of the worst sexual predators out there are actually working as teachers.  The following is an example from California that is one of the worst that I have heard about…

Mark Berndt, 61, was arrested at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance on Monday, accused of abusing nearly two dozen boys and girls, ages six to 10, between 2008 and 2011, officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Authorities began investigating Berndt over a year ago, after more than 40 photos depicting children in classrooms with their eyes blindfolded and mouths covered with tape were turned over to police, Sheriff’s Department officials said.

Sometimes predators like that get sent away to prison for good.

But other times they win in court and they get their jobs back.  Just check out this sick example

Here’s what Wisconsin’s legal system and its teachers unions have just taught the nation: If you’re a teacher and you get fired for looking at porn at work, you’ll get your job back.

Such is the case of Andrew Harris, former seventh-grade science teacher at Glacier Creek Middle School in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District.

The district’s school board Monday voted in a special closed session to comply with an arbitrator’s 60-page order that demands Harris be reinstated. He was fired in 2010 after receiving and viewing multiple pornographic and sexually inappropriate images and videos, according to a complaint.

Someone that is “teaching” your children right now may be a sexual predator or a porn addict.  According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, there are 747,408 registered sex offendersin the United States.  And that number represents just the ones that have been caught and convicted.

We live in a sick, twisted, decaying society that is falling even farther downhill with each passing day.

So watch your children very carefully.  It is all too easy for them to become victims.

What will they come up with now ? Alienation of affections, and more….

February 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

Another couple says CPS demanded they divorce to get kids back

Posted: Feb 14, 2014 9:58 PM CSTUpdated: Feb 14, 2014 9:58 PM CST

By Randy Wallace, Investigative Reporter – bio

HOUSTON (FOX 26) -The Matthews’ have 5 kids.

They admit a fight they had back in 2009 was a bad one.

“It doesn’t mean the kids are in danger it doesn’t mean the kids are abused because your having an argument with your spouse that gets kind of loud,” Devin Matthew said.

The fight brought the cops out and in turn Child Protective Services.

The domestic violence charge against Aaron Matthew was knocked down to a disorderly conduct charge.

Still that fight had the couple’s 5 kids in state custody for 14 months.

“Probably the most horrible time in my life and his too,” Devin Matthew said. “You can only see your kids on certain days at certain times you can’t kiss them goodnight you can’t do anything as a family.”

If she wanted them back Devin Matthew says CPS told her she had to get a divorce.

We beat them at their own game,” Devin Matthew said. “I started recording every conversation with them, I started documenting everything.”

The Matthews’ say they learned alot from their battle with CPS.

They say they hope advice they give can help others who find themselves at odds with the state agency.

“Do not talk to them force their hand if you’ve done nothing wrong,” Devin Matthew said. “Force them to get a warrant to talk to you, your kids. Lawyer up as soon as you can.”

Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/24731058/2014/02/14/another-couple-says-cps-demanded-they-divorce-to-get-kids-back#ixzz2tUmkqRm3

Dallas Transformed with people looking for freedom

January 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2013


Illegals Swarm In — Dallas Transformed

 

Nelson Hultberg

A few weeks back, I wrote an article about the twin evils of illegal immigration and Keynesian economics, and how they had decimated various neighborhoods of Dallas, Texas. I called attention specifically to the Valley View Shopping center near where I lived, and how it had been transformed from a fine and fashionable mall into a seedy Mexican swap meet. Several libertarians wrote me and defended such a demise as “the result of capitalism operating in a free society.”

But is this so? Is Valley View just a normal part of an ever-shifting marketplace brought on by Schumpeter’s “creative destruction” as libertarians maintain? Are complaints about such decay just conservative hyper-fear over the nature of capitalism? 

Not at all. In 1996, the apartment complex I moved into upon arrival in town (and lived in for 12 years) was a nice, middle-class complex nestled among beautiful homes in a North Dallas surrounding neighborhood. The residents were 85 percent white Americans. Today that complex is down to 10 percent white Americans, 10 percent black Americans, and 80 percent Mexicans, almost all illegals. And it’s uninhabitable.

This is not capitalism and “creative destruction” at work. This is ideological insanity at work. This is multiculturalist dogma hammered into our lives by the educational system for 40 years coupled with a federal government outrageously negligent as to one of its most fundamental duties – the protection of the nation’s borders. 

“It gets worse everyday,” complains one local businessman. “I have owned a contracting business here for 25 years, and I can no longer find any employees that can speak English (nor do they have a desire to). Having been around them for the last ten years on a daily basis, they make no bones about it.” 

“Yes, Dallas is full of illegals,” says a former resident who moved to California. “I lived there for years and still work in Dallas at least once a month. You will find illegals working everywhere, living in every suburb. You cannot insulate or isolate yourself from them completely – unless you live in a castle surrounded by a moat.” [1]

“In 1980, one out of every eight Dallas residents was Hispanic. By 2000, the statistic changed to one in three. By 2004, Hispanics had become the largest single ethnic group in Dallas, comprising nearly 42 percent of the Dallas population, or nearly one in every two Dallas residents. The Catholic diocese of Dallas, moreover, grew from 200,000 in 1990 to 950,000 in 2007, with Hispanics accounting for most of that growth.” [2]

Immigrant Crime Facts in Dallas

What else has the illegal immigrant invasion brought to Dallas? For starters the city is now being used as a main office by the La Familia Mexican drug cartel. Dallas’ location is a natural for Mexican smugglers to distribute drug shipments throughout the U.S. because highway I-35 runs from Laredo on the border to Dallas and then to Kansas City and north to Duluth, MN. Dallas makes a perfect command and control center for high-level cartel members. “Dallas is the new Miami for transiting drugs,” the DEA tells us. [3]

Here is the DEA list of the most wanted immigrant fugitives in the Dallas area: [4] 

http://www.justice.gov/dea/fugitives/dal/dal_div_list.shtml 

The Farmers Branch Ban 

One of the most controversial issues in the immigration fight in the Dallas area is the Farmers Branch rental ban. This sedate northern suburb of Dallas (pop. 29,000) has been trying for years to ban illegals from renting houses within the city limits. But constant court battles from organizations such as The ACLU and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) have stonewalled the legislation.

In 2010, a federal judge (Bush appointee, Jane Boyle) ruled that the ordinance was unconstitutional, and moreover, it was preempted by federal immigration law. This ruling was upheld in March of 2012 by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, is the acting attorney for Farmers Branch. He told the court that the plaintiffs “cannot identify a single federal statute that the Farmers Branch ordinance conflicts with.” He also stated further that the law not only allows such ordinances, the law “invites it.” He disclosed several federal statutes that support the Farmers Branch ordinance with language such as: “governments should act to discourage illegal immigration,” and another one that “forbids the harboring of unauthorized immigrants, which includes renting them apartments.” [5] 

Sadly the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled in late July that the Farmers Branch ordinance was unconstitutional. But city officials, under intense pressure to throw in the towel, have not given up. They say they have 90 days to decide on whether to appeal, citing a recent favorable Nebraska court ruling on a similar ordinance inspired by the Farmers Branch example. [6] 

Stay tuned to this David and Goliath case. The odds are against Farmers Branch, but if they can win on appeal, then a powerful tool will be given to all communities across America to police and protect themselves from the Mexican invasion. 

Property Values and the Illegals

Why has Farmers Branch fought so hard? One obvious reason: property values.

For example, the North Dallas apartment complex I lived in for 12 years, referred to earlier. In 1996, it was a nice middle-class development. Today it is a dreadful slum with boom-blaster music thundering everywhere, garishly painted automobiles being repaired in the parking lot, squabbling and fighting, torn trash bags deposited on the pavement in front of the metal dumpsters rather than placed inside (this even when the dumpster is totally empty), and a slew of other degrading eyesores to suffer. 

Liberal appeasement groups such as the ACLU, Chamber of Commerce, and National Council of La Raza claim there is no correlation between illegals moving into a neighborhood and the level of property values. This is not so. Illegals travel in packs. They attract scores of friends and relatives. They live three and four families to a house. They spread ruin wherever they go. Sure, there are exceptions, for the destructive elements of life are never total. But it’s safe to say illegals moving into a neighborhood are a definite blight that real estate agents do not want to see.

Garland, Carrollton, Richardson, Duncanville, Seagoville, and certain portions of Dallas proper have already experienced this tragedy. But it is not reported by the mainstream media. Immigration enthusiasts see only what they want to see instead of what is plainly in front of them. Not unlike the liberals who went to Russia in the 1920s-1930s and came back raving about the beauty and freedom they had encountered. [7] 

The Dangerous Apathy

One of the problems confronting Dallas is that the city has always had a certain Mexican flavor to its culture, much of which is not undesirable. But this long-standing Mexican flavor has led Dallas residents into a dangerous apathy regarding the present invasion of illegals and the consequences of amnesty. 

Dallasites remain oblivious to these consequences because our professors in the schools evade the terrible truth of “Multiculturalism” throughout history – that it wreaks destruction whenever it is tolerated. And PC pundits condone this evasion daily via mainstream media. Thus well-meaning and patriotic Dallasites go about their daily lives believing the nation’s “immigration crisis” is not really a crisis. It’s just reactionary fear from conservative troglodytes unable to face up to the flow of peoples and cultures.

This “dangerous apathy” now permeates the country. Consequently we, as Americans, have become blind to the monster crisis being created. We cannot see back 27 years to 1986 and connect the dots of today’s 12-20 million onslaught to the Immigration Reform and Control Act’s granting of amnesty to 3 million illegals under Reagan. Well-meaning Americans, thus, continue to work for “Dream Acts” so as to grease the paths of assimilation for millions of aliens who have no intention of ever learning our language, our customs, or our Constitution. 

Some vital truths need to be told:

1) We are being invaded, and border security alone as our defense is not enough. 

2) Without an English language mandate, the right of states to deny welfare services to illegals, a closing of the anchor baby loophole, and enactment of mandatory E-Verify for employers, the tide cannot be stemmed. 

3) Backyard honey pots must be removed to stop fire ants from streaming into one’s yard, and the same applies to illegals. 

4) If we don’t allow the states to remove the lures that bring illegals here, we are worse than quislings. 

None of this disaster has to be. America’s “dangerous apathy” could be eradicated overnight if a principled stand on illegals would come forth from just one or two of our prominent politicians. In times of great crisis, history shows that voters will respond to courage and principle. They will connect the dots especially if a gutsy presidential candidate would dare to buck the PC police of our mainstream media and forcefully explain the dots to them – like Ross Perot explained the coming debt crisis with charts and ½ hour TV lectures prior to his 1992 Presidential Debates. Sixty percent of the nation would support such a stand if a courageous politician would emerge. 

All Great Nations

No country in the history of the world has ever survived multiculturalism. America will be no exception. All great nations protect their borders. They abide by the requisites for stability and “ordered freedom.” Their intellectuals peruse history rigorously and learn from it. They respect the ethnic majority of their country. They do not malign its traditions and smear its heroes in the schools.

Our grave crisis in immigration did not just pop upon the scene. It is the result of many irrationalities in philosophy, psychology, and sociology that have been embraced by the political left over the past century. These chickens are now coming home to roost. And Dallas is a piercing microcosm of America’s problem as a nation. How this tragedy is unfolding is heartbreaking to those of us with a sense of history. Our government is fashioning a Camp of the Saints along the Rio Grande.

Will the American people regain their reason and rally to a new “common sense” for our time? The jury is obviously still out on that huge question. But those of us who were raised in a saner, freer, and stabler America know one thing. We will not let the traitors on the left win this battle by default. We will fight to our last breath. 

Let this be a plea to Texas’ own Ted Cruz. Are you the kind of leader who will fight with us? America does not need another Demopublican hack. She needs a visionary, a political Paladin to tell the people what the shysters won’t tell them. The truth. 

Notes

1. These two quotes are from real Dallasites. The verbiage has been smoothed over for grammatical purposes. Source: http://www.city-data.com/forum/dallas/34833-there-influx-illegal-immigrants-living-dallas.html, August 21, 2007.

2. Bianca Mercado, With their Hearts in their Hands: Forging a Mexican Community in Dallas, 1900-1925, Masters Thesis, University of North Texas, May 2008, pp. 2-3, http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc6076/m1/7/. “A New Show of Power,” Dallas Morning News, April 30, 2006; “High Hopes, Growth Pains Greet Bishop,” Dallas Morning News, April 30, 2007. 

3. “North Texas Is a Command Center for Mexican Drug Gang,” Limits To Growth, http://www.limitstogrowth.org/articles/2013/05/20/north-texas-is-a-command-center-for-mexican-drug-gang, May 20, 2013.

4. DEA, http://www.justice.gov/dea/fugitives/dal/dal_div_list.shtml

5. Griselda Nevarez, “A Texas town wants to ban undocumented immigrants from renting houses,” VOXXI, http://www.voxxi.com/a-texas-town-ban-undocumented-immigrants-from-renting-houses/, September 21, 2012,

6. Jason Allen, “Farmers Branch Delays Decision on Immigration Appeal,” CBS Local, http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/08/07/farmers-branch-delays-decision-on-immigration-appeal/, August 7, 2013.

7. Paul Hollander, Political Pilgrims: Travels of Western Intellectuals to the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba, 1928-1978, New York, Harper Colophon, 1981. 

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Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, TX and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic http://www.AFR.org. His articles have appeared in such publications as the Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express-News, American Conservative, Insight, The Freeman, Liberty, and The Social Critic, as well as on numerous Internet sites. He is the author of The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values. Email him at: nelshultberg@aol.com

 

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2013


Looming Risk of Regional War Reflects Reckless and Poor Leadership

 

Boulder, CO -Ten years after the disastrous Iraq invasion, two years after U.S. air strikes in Libya precipitated the fall of the Gaddafi regime, and in the midst of widespread turmoil unleashed by the “Arab spring,” the Obama administration and many Capitol Hill leaders persist in utopian efforts to reshape the Middle East, thereby risking igniting wider regional conflict, and possibly armed conflict with Russia and its allies.

While our sympathy and prayers go out to the people of Syria, use of U.S. military power there seems likely to do more harm than good, an appraisal shared by many desperate civilians in that war-ravaged nation. Indeed, if this assessment is true, initiating strikes on Syria would be gravely immoral. Will we replicate the results of immoral and unconstitutional attacks on Libya and Iraq, by leaving a largely lawless state behind, causing Christians and other religious minorities to flee, and creating yet another haven for Islamic extremists?

Oaths of office notwithstanding, the simple policy solution of following our founders’ constitutional blueprint seems off the radar of most leaders on Capitol Hill. Under truly constitutional praxis, the U.S. military should never be seriously considered for any combat role not in the service of U.S. national defense. Since we have left that prudent outlook behind long ago, we can expect more chaos in foreign affairs, and God forbid, perhaps another world war.

AFP National Secretary John Pittman Hey commented, “This is Syria’s civil war, not ours. Let’s not take our cue from extremists in Washington D.C., who seem to care little about the consequences of their actions, both for our country and on people far away.”

“Reversing today’s dangerous foreign policy trends,” states AFP Chairman Jonathan Hill, “requires electing people who are both competent and decent. Given the moral implications of the oath of office, this goes hand in hand with electing people who respect basic constitutional principles.” 

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Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society presents: “The Character and Legacy of Thomas Jefferson and its Meaning for Americans Today”

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society will host a panel of distinguished authors, researchers and nationally acclaimed scholars to explore topics which provide greater illumination of the moral, spiritual and political character, ideals and essential truths of Thomas Jefferson. The seminar will examine “The Character and Legacy of Thomas Jefferson and its Meaning for Americans Today,” and promises to provide participants with a deeper understanding and insight into the immense character and legacy of this extraordinary Virginian, American Founder, Author of the Declaration of Independence, Author of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and third U.S. President. The seminar will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013, in Charlottesville, Virginia at the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Foundation, located at 112 Clarke Court, Charlottesville, Virginia, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Admission to this special event is free and open to the public. 

The program will begin at 8:30 a.m., with morning welcome, conviviality and refreshments for all participants; and will include periodic breaks with a 12:00 Noon lunch hour for fellowship and dining at several popular local restaurants within a few minutes’ walk of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation facility. A public question-and-answer, panel discussion will be held following the afternoon lecture sessions. The day will conclude with refreshments and author book signings of The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy: Report of the Scholars Commission; In Defense of Thomas Jefferson; Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson: The Life of Dumas Malone; Jefferson Vindicated; and Rethinking the American Union for the 21st Century

The Morning Session will be moderated by Dr. White M. Wallenborn, M.D., Past-President of the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society and former Monticello Guide:

9:00 a.m. – Dr. Donald W. Livingston, “Jefferson, Republicanism and the Problem of Size and Scale”

The republican tradition for two thousand years taught that the liberty and virtue of republics could not exist unless the republic was small. It also taught that large territory and great populations inevitably lead to centralized monarchy. These two propositions posed a problem for Americans. How could such a vast territory with an expanding population ever be “republicanized?” Jefferson presented the best solution to this problem. And America followed that pattern until the Civil War. Since then America has become the centralized “monarchy” Jefferson feared it would be. The way back to republican government is to rediscover Jefferson’s solution and ask how it can be appropriated today. 

Donald W. Livingston, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Emory University and a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. He has written numerous articles and books on political philosophy, the most recent being Rethinking the American Union for the 21st Century. He founded the Hume Society, and co-founded the Adam Smith Society, the Eighteenth Century Scottish Studies Society, and the Ciceronian Society. He has published two books on the British philosopher David Hume and has been described as “the greatest Hume scholar of the twentieth century.” He is president of the Abbeville Institute, an association of scholars in higher education devoted to a critical study of what is true and valuable in the Southern tradition. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society.

10:00 a.m. – Dr. William M. Wilson, “Jefferson the Theist”

In recent decades, many misconceptions abound throughout academia and the literature with regard to the spiritual dimensions and beliefs of Thomas Jefferson. Dr. William Wilson of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, will illuminate the life-long spiritual journey of Thomas Jefferson, providing not only a window into his soul, but also revealing the moral compass for all of his labors as the “Inventor of America” and author of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom. 

William M. Wilson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, and currently serves as the Director of the Graduate Fellowship Program of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation. He served as Dean of the Echols Scholars Program from 2005-2012, and is the recipient of one of the University’s highest distinctions, the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award for teaching and selfless service. Professor Wilson is the author of many articles pertaining to religion, literature, philosophical theology and three volumes of Lectura Dantes Virginiana, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Abbeville Institute for the Study of Southern Culture and the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society.

11:00 a.m. – Dr. Clyde N. Wilson, “Looking for Mr. Jefferson”

Generation after generation, misinterpretations of Thomas Jefferson, both positive and negative, have been piled up by people wishing to use his name for their own agendas. When traced to their sources, such ideas reveal more about their perpetrators than they do about Jefferson. For the real Thomas Jefferson, Virginian and American statesman, to be seen many distortions must be exposed.

Clyde N. Wilson, Ph.D., is Historian Emeritus of the University of South Carolina. He is a recipient of the Bostick Prize for Contributions to South Carolina Letters, and the first annual Randolph Society Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the M.E. Bradford distinguished chair of the Abbeville Institute and founder of the Stephen D. Lee Institute. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Ludwig von Mises Institute; and a long-time contributing editor for Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, and Southern Partisan magazine. Professor Wilson is best known for his expertise on the life and writings of John C. Calhoun, and is the editor of Volumes 10 through 28 of The Papers of John C. Calhoun. Professor Wilson is also the author of hundreds of articles, and the author or editor of over 30 books including, The Essential Calhoun; From Union to Empire: Essays in the Jeffersonian Tradition; Chronicles of the South; Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture; and Forgotten Conservatives in American History.

12: 00 Noon – Lunch Break

The Afternoon Session will be moderated by Mr. Richard E. Dixon, President of the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society:

1:00 p.m. – Ms. Cynthia H. Burton, “Myths and Scholarship”

Serious flaws have been documented in the scholarship of certain Jefferson scholars. Evidence has been overlooked, ignored, and/or distorted. Enormous gaps have been filled with imagination. However, speculation is not evidence. Has poor scholarship by leading scholars perpetuated myths affecting the character and legacy of Jefferson? Cynthia Burton is interviewed by Patricia Early. New evidence is introduced, myths are debunked, and poor scholarship is revealed

Cynthia H. Burton is a professional researcher, veteran genealogist, and she is an authority on Jefferson’s private life, his brother Randolph Jefferson, and the enslaved community at Monticello. She has more than 35 years’ experience studying the historic neighborhood and its inhabitants, and she has worked closely with several authors writing about the Hemings controversy. Mrs. Burton is also the author ofJefferson Vindicated – Fallacies, Omissions, and Contradictions in the Hemings Genealogical Search.

2:00 p.m. – Mr. William G. Hyland, Esq., “Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson: The Life of Dumas Malone”

The magisterial “collaboration” over half a lifetime between historian Dumas Malone and his subject, Thomas Jefferson, is the basis for William G. Hyland Jr.’s compelling biography Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson. Malone, the courtly and genteel historian from Mississippi, spent thirty-eight years researching and writing the definitive biography of the man who “invented the United States of America.”

William G. Hyland, Esq., Professor of Law, Stetson College of Law and attorney, is the author of In Defense of Thomas Jefferson: The Sally Hemings Sex Scandal (St. Martins) and the biography Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson: The Life of Dumas Malone (Potomac Books). 

3:00 p.m. – Dr. Robert F. Turner, “Parsing the Paradox: Understanding Thomas Jefferson and Slavery”

Modern scholars struggle in vain to reconcile Jefferson’s enlightened rhetoric that “all men are created equal” and his early efforts in opposition to slavery with his lifelong ownership of other human beings and refusal, even in his will, to grant freedom to more than a small number of his servants. Words like “sphinx,” “hypocrite,” and even “monster” have been employed in describing perceived contradictions between Jefferson’s beliefs and behavior. This presentation will argue that Jefferson’s behavior is less enigmatic than most modern scholars perceive. He was morally opposed to slavery throughout his life, and what set him apart from most of his Virginia contemporaries was his willingness to speak and act publicly against slavery.

Robert F. Turner, SJD, is a cofounder of the Center for National Security Law (1981) at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Turner holds both professional and academic doctorates from the University of Virginia School of Law, and is a former Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College and a Distinguished Lecturer at West Point. He has taught both in Virginia’s Department of Government and Foreign Affairs and the Law School, and is the author or editor of more than a dozen books. Dr. Turner served as Chairman of the independent Jefferson-Hemings Scholars Commission, and he is editor of The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy: Report of the Scholars Commission.

4:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion, Farewell and Book Signings 

About the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society: 

The Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society ( http://www.tjheritage.org ) is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which has a four-fold purpose: to further the honor and integrity of Thomas Jefferson, and to promote his vision and ideas, and their application in our times and in the future; to pursue truth in all matters that touch upon the legacy of Thomas Jefferson; to promote the principles of freedom, patriotism and truth, which were hallmarks of Thomas Jefferson’s life; and to sponsor and perform research in matters pertaining to the private and public life of Thomas Jefferson. Additional detailed facts documenting the work of the independent Scholars Commission and other distinguished scholars can be referenced at the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society web site. 

Directions to the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, 112 Clarke Court, Charlottesville, VA 22903

From Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport:
• Exit the airport and proceed approximately ¾ mile on Airport Road towards US Route 29.
• Turn right onto US Route 29 towards Charlottesville.
• Proceed 6.0 miles. At the intersection with the US 29/250 Bypass, go straight, following the signs for Emmet Street.
• Proceed another 1.9 miles on Emmet Street.
• When the road splits, bear right onto Stadium Road, passing Scott Stadium.
• Turn left at the stop sign onto Maury Avenue.
• Take the first left onto Clarke Court. Destination will be on the left. Visitor parking is provided in the main lot, and passes can be obtained at the front desk.
• Total distance from Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport to the Jefferson Fellows Center is approximately 9.8 miles. 

From points east and west via I-64:
• From I-64, take Exit 118-B (US Route 29 North).
• Proceed north on US Route 29. Take the first exit and turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Fontaine Avenue.
• Make a left turn at the first light onto Maury Avenue.
• Take the first right onto Clarke Court. Destination will be on the left. Visitor parking is provided in the main lot, and passes can be obtained at the front desk. 

From Washington, D.C. and points north:
• Take US Route 29 to Charlottesville. At the intersection with the US 29/250 Bypass, go straight, following the signs for Emmet Street. Proceed another 1.9 miles on Emmet Street.
• When the road splits, bear right onto Stadium Road, passing Scott Stadium.
• Turn left at the stop sign onto Maury Avenue.
• Take the first left onto Clarke Court. Destination will be on the left. Visitor parking is provided in the main lot, and passes can be obtained at the front desk.

From Lynchburg and points south:
• Take US Route 29 to Charlottesville. After crossing under I-64, take the first exit and turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Fontaine Avenue
• Make a left turn at the first light onto Maury Avenue.
• Take the first right onto Clarke Court. Destination will be on the left. Visitor parking is provided in the main lot, and passes can be obtained at the front desk.

 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2013


Keynes, Orwell, and Multi-Culturalism

 

Nelson Hultberg 

I spent an afternoon the other day strolling through the Valley View Shopping Center in Dallas. Its once fine stores are slowly closing one by one. In their place, quaint Mexican vendors with amateurishly painted signs and sparse stores now hawk their wares as they would in a seedy swap meet. 

Valley View was never upscale like ritzy Highland Park, but 18 years ago when I arrived in town, Valley View was a place where one could wander among big name stores and professional marketers. Clothes were always top fashion. The restaurants were havens of delectable eating. One could spend a day there and feel like he was immersed in value. It was an uplifting experience. Today it is Death Valley. Today it is tamales and rap music, velvet paintings of Christ and plump Latina women chattering like magpies. South of the border culture is slowly snaking its way into Dallas. How long will it be before it is encroaching on Yankee environs? 

Sure, there are still many pockets of high class and taste throughout Dallas and the country. But the writing is on the wall. A lower culture has invaded a higher culture, and all the pitiful political correctness of our establishment is not going to be able to cover it up if our Republican quislings in Washington grant amnesty to the 15 million illegals spearheading the invasion. With amnesty will come the next wave, which will be 30 million, then 60 million, then death of the America that the Founders envisioned. 

Keynesian economics and liberal multi-culturalism have done this to us, and not one in a hundred of our pundits grasps the connection these two ideological perversions have to the death throes such as Valley View. These death throes maculate America like a cultural psoriasis, yet our statist intelligentsia repeatedly conjure up embarrassing justifications for continuation of the economic and social policies that spawn them. 

But what else are we to expect when intellectuals have spent their adult lives espousing the dogmas of fiat money printing and open border multi-culturalism as “rational policies” to pursue for America? They will not be eager to face up to the actual denouement of such policies 40 years later when that denouement is the transformation of a great nation into a rash of Death Valleys. They will instead flee from the resultant realities into the house-of-mirrors sophistry that makes up statist apologetics today. Unfortunately there is no lack of herd mentalities among our pundit class who are more than willing to endorse liberal academia’s view of the transformation. Where patriots see amateurishly painted signs and an illiterate dumbing down swallowing us up, liberal pundits see “democratic culture” and “egalitarian justice.” The squalid decadence and economic tumult of life with open borders and fiat money malfeasance escape them. 

Big Brother Obama 

Our puppet President chimes in with his contribution to all the tumult and depression by making George Orwell look amazingly prescient. “Perpetual war for perpetual peace” is a major theme of Nineteen Eighty-Four in which its three regional governments of Oceania, Eurasia, and East Asia are constantly at war while claiming peace to be their goal. Have not our wars of Korea, Vietnam, Iraq I, Bosnia, Iraq II, Afghanistan, The Lybian and threatening Syrian interventions validated Orwell’s prescience? Have not Big Brother’s ruthless spy agencies in the novel manifested in our own NSA and IRS to further validate that prescience? 

Winston Smith’s job at the Ministry of Truth was to rewrite (i.e., fabricate) the economic statistics so they were more favorable to Big Brother’s regime. And our own BLS, the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, is doing the same thing today with massaged “hedonic calculations” for jobs, GDP, inflation, etc. Only rubes and leftist apparatchiks believe their sanitized numbers. 

Obama and Bush have turned out to be criminal brothers; but then savvy patriots saw that coming before the Community Organizer took office. Insidious authoritarianism has guided both of their administrations, like it guided the smarmy Clintons and Senior Bush before them. Like it guided the obsequious Carter, the Machiavellian Nixon, the psychopathic LBJ, the amoral Kennedy, and the imperious Roosevelt. Only Reagan avoided capitulation to Orwellian artifice; but even he was more promise than performance. His eloquence covered the tracks of his statism. 

What our pundits (and as a result, our people) don’t see is that Keynesianism is one of the primary sources of Orwell’s “perpetual war for perpetual peace.” Ever since 1936, war has been used by American presidents as a means to escape the down cycle of the Keynesian boom-bust economy, or at least mollify its intensity. Why? Because war does three things for a president that is suffering a serious economic downturn, and thus in danger of losing the next election to the opposition and his reputation to the historians. 

1) It diverts the people’s attention from their economic misery. 2) It unites the unthinking masses with lots of votes behind the president. And 3) it allows his administration to inflate the money supply in spendable currency that circulates easily from war manufacturers to wage earners, to supermarkets, clothing stores, gas stations, bars, and movie houses. It creates a resurgence of the boom, temporary and false though it may be. 

Just as the drug addict resorts to more injections of “heroin” in his down cycle to reignite the high he experienced previously (temporary and false though it may be), so also do modern presidents and politicians resort to injections of “liquidity,” i.e., money printing, to bring about an attempt at recovery. One is physiological stimulation of the individual’s body, and the other is financial stimulation of the nation’s economy. But they are both the same in principle and governed by the same natural laws. Keynesians are merely “liquidity junkies” instead of “drug junkies.” When Lawrence Kudlow bellows out on his nightly show that the Fed needs to do its job and inject more liquidity, he’s playing the pusher to Wall Street and Main street junkies. 

The Fabian Source 

So Keynes and Orwell were ideological brothers, both Fabian socialists in England during the early twentieth century. Keynes preceded Orwell by 20 years, but each were powerfully swayed by the Communist Revolution and its aftermath, and fell victim to the Marxist misunderstanding of capitalism. Both realized the totalitarian nature of the Marxist-Leninist paradigm and wrote in opposition to it, but did not write in defense of freedom. They wrote in defense of the Fabian form of socialism that was to replace freedom and capitalism with gradual collectivist statism. 

Their ideological works have now materialized to saturate all modern societies. Keynesianism dominates mega-state economic policies, and Orwellianism dominates mega-state political structures. Tyrannical collectivism has taken over the world via Keynes’ monetary counterfeiting and Orwell’s ruthless thought police. 

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Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, TX and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic http://www.AFR.org. His articles have appeared in such publications as the Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express-News, American Conservative, Insight, The Freeman, Liberty, and The Social Critic, as well as on numerous Internet sites. He is the author of The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values. Email him at: nelshultberg@aol.com

 

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013


FORMER GEORGIA CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR WINS SETTLEMENT IN LIBEL SUIT

 

SWGAPOLITICS.com was formerly a successful political blog following and reporting on Georgia politics until early 2010 when the owners made the decision to publish libelous statements about businessman and then-Republican candidate for governor, Ray McBerry. Because of Ray’s strong conservative stand for States’ Rights and the Constitution, one of the former owners took it upon himself to publish libelous reports in an attempt to tarnish Mr. McBerry’s character and to prevent his growing support in the 2010 GOP gubernatorial primary. Although the owners received orders from Mr. McBerry’s attorney to “cease and desist” with the libel, they chose not to do so. 

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, after more than two and a half years of legal proceedings, the domain SWGAPOLITICS.com officially became the property of Ray McBerry as part of a settlement awarded in Mr. McBerry’s libel suit against the former owners — the former owners Jeff Sexton and Tom Knighton (current publisher of The Albany Journal) choosing to settle out of court rather than have a jury of their peers decide the case and the amount of award. 

In addition to a cash payment and ownership of this domain, defendant Jeff Sexton also signed a confession and apology to Mr. McBerry in satisfaction of the settlement agreement as ordered by the Court. The first cash payment has already been made to Mr. McBerry. 

This website now stands as a testimony to all those who would commit libel — whether online or otherwise — that libel will not be tolerated in the sovereign state of Georgia. In addition to the libel suit mentioned above, Mr. McBerry has also won a separate court action against a woman who promulgated lies about his character during the governor’s race; and in that case, the judge also awarded Mr. McBerry’s attorney fees.

Ray McBerry continues to be one of the most effective public speakers in Georgia, speaking regularly to political and civic organizations on the Tenth Amendment and the Constitution. He is also a father and Christian, as well as a businessman who now owns KBN Television in the Atlanta market. His strong support for States’ Rights and nullification has provided the language for legislation passed in several other states in recent years and has been the impetus for groups to continue the push for such legislation in Georgia. He credits his testimony for Christ and his desire to prevent others from experiencing similar attacks in the future as the motivating factors for pursuing his libel suit against the former owners of SWGAPOLITICS.com. 

When asked for a comment on the successful outcome of his libel suit, Ray McBerry had this to say, “I learned during the governor’s race in 2010 why good people rarely get involved in politics. On the evening of the third televised debate of the GOP primary, I received more votes in the straw poll among the 400 participants of the live audience than all of my Republican opponents combined; the very next day, the libelous statements began and did not stop until the end of the primary election. Those committing the libel made the mistake of thinking that my decision not to prosecute the libel case until after the campaign was over was a sign that I would not follow through; they were mistaken. I am grateful to the many friends and family members who continued to support me in spite of the lies which were said about me and for my attorney and friend Todd Harding of Maddox & Harding for helping me to pursue the libel suit and waiving his attorney fees. Thank you, too, for the one who recently took it upon himself to pay for all of my other expenses in pursuing this case; I am sincerely grateful. Finally, thanks to the thousands of volunteers during my campaign who worked tirelessly for Georgia and the cause of restoring States’ Rights and limited government; not only did our message affect races throughout Georgia and across America at a time when no one else was talking about the Tenth Amendment, your efforts will continue to be felt in Georgia politics for years to come.”

 

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SUNDAY, JUNE 02, 2013


The Grand Finale: Here Is What Is About To Happen To You…An Economic Love Story, or Fifty Shades of Green?

 

To the Mods: this is an original piece, written entirely by me, Saddletramp, so there is no link back needed, no copyright violation here…and a gracious thank you to everyone associated with GLP, much appreciation for the work you do and the forum for information you provide.

NOW, On To Your Regularly Scheduled Programming!

Here Is What Is About To Happen To You…

Okay, I’m going to save time for those of you who piss and moan about “Wall of Text” OP’s. I’m going to give a synopsis right up front for all of you Fluoridated, ADHD medicated, passer-by trolls that just come to financial posts on GLP to say, “You Can’t Eat Silver!”

The Synopsis of this thread is: You’re f****d!

There, now you can go on and go view the latest post on Jay-Z, or Dennis Rodman, or the Nobody, or what-the-f**k-ever…Goodbye and God-Speed.

For the rest of you that want to know what’s about to happen to your finances, hell to life as you know it, follow me down the rabbit hole for a moment. I will assure you that the time you take reading this post will be time well spent.

First, let me remind you, I don’t post timing predictions willy-nilly on financial matters. I have a Youtube channel and a Blog that some people actually come to for legitimate advice, so I try to stay away from the “timing game” regarding financial matters as much as I can, because it can always change through unforeseen circumstances and financial moves by the Central Banks. They keep their plans fluid people, and they have all the time in the world. That being said, the reason I feel fairly confident in posting this rough sketch timing of the next big financial event is because it is already in motion…

Second, let’s go over the evidence we have already collected of this well planned financial crisis that is coming at us like a freight train in a tunnel.

The Evidence

I could go all the way back to the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank in 1913 and bring you forward to the point we are at now, but you already know about this stuff, and if you have any questions regarding long past financial events that relate to our current situation, then I will try as best I can to address those questions on this thread. For purposes of brevity, I’m going to stick to recent financial news and how it relates to the coming financial reset, but please understand, all of those past moves that I’m not discussing here from 1913 to present are still part of this equation, a big part. So keep them in mind as you read on.

2010 to the Present, Capital Controls: In 2010 The United States began printing a new series of $100 bills (for information on that series just Google: The New $100 Bill, and you will get all the info you need), but they don’t begin circulating the new $100 bill, they just printed them by the pallet load and put them in storage. Meanwhile, they enact Capital Controls in 2011 through a hefty sur-tax on money leaving the country and going to places like Belize, and other favorite spots for Ex-Patriots, those capital controls went into effect at the beginning of 2012. Also during this time they are pulling worn and torn $100 bills out of the system at record rates, pulling down the amount of actual U.S. currency on the world market, all while flooding that same world market with electronically generated computer dollars. The bottom line to all of these moves is; DURING THE LAST THREE YEARS CAPITAL CONTROLS HAVE BEEN STEALTHFULLY PUT INTO PLACE AND MADE FULLY FUNCTIONAL IN THE USA!

Also, an interesting side note on the Capital Controls issue, they have decided to release into circulation the new $100 bill beginning in October of 2013, keep this date in mind as you read on.

2010 to the Present, Financial Regulations: In 2010 the United States passed the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act, and similar regulations were passed by England, the European Union, and most other developed countries. Despite all of the “Consumer Protection” hoopla surrounding these financial reforms, they were decidedly not consumer friendly. In point of fact, they were quite the opposite. Essentially what these regulations have done is totally changed the nature of the banking relationship. You are no longer a “depositor” at your financial institution; you are now an “unsecured creditor” of your bank. This doesn’t seem like much of a change until you also put together the way they have changed the method by which they reorganize a “systemically important” bank or financial company when it defaults. In the past, with regards to FDIC insured deposits at banks, if you had more money on deposit than was covered by the FDIC insurance, you might not get all of your money over $250,000 back, but you were first in line to get your money back from the liquidation of the other assets of the bank. Now, you are moved to the very back of the line, and any money over $250,000 dollars will most likely be replaced with stock certificates in a worthless shell company organized by the FDIC to hold all of the banks “bad assets” after post default reorganization. We all saw test runs of this with MF Global, and in Cyprus, and the tests went pretty much according to plan except, with regards to Cyprus, that much of the Russian Mafia money was allowed to flee the country through branches in other countries. These problems were promptly fixed by quiet new banking regulations involving out of country branches of a bank organized in another country.

Also, with regards to financial regulation, the Bank of International Settlements, the shadowy Central Bank of Central Banks, in Basel, Switzerland has passed a new set of Basel Banking Regulations that they began working on in 2010, called Basel III. Now you can read up about Basel III if you like, but in a nutshell what it does is put severe leverage restrictions and increased capital requirements on banks within the BIS structure (which is virtually all of the developed world). Now the European Union and the USA have been tinkering with the wording of these regulations since the last half of 2012, basically not changing them in any real fashion, but more looking for the right time to implement them. It now appears that that timing will be at the end of Q2 or the beginning of Q3, 2013. This will mean that during Q3 or Q4 of 2013, expect to see a massive credit freeze happen. Now, do you remember the date of circulation for the new $100 bill?

If you have any questions about the power of these Basel Banking Regulations you can also see the effects that Basel II and 2.5, mark to market accounting, had on the Housing Markets in the United States of America in 2008. There were many causes for that housing bubble, then housing crisis, but Basel II and 2.5 was most assuredly the pin that popped the housing bubble that led to the financial crisis of 2008-09.

2010 to Present, Financial Events: There have been many financial events that have caused economists and traders to false start, then false start again on predictions of doom, but all of these events have seemingly been blown away by the massive Bull Market in the United States and China. Traders and Economists have complained ad-nauseum that these markets simply don’t seem to have any relationship anymore to the actual economic environment, and they are right. These markets are wholly bought out with massive printing of electronic fiat dollars by monolithic financial institutions associated with the Federal Reserve and fully controlled by high frequency computer trading algorithms. The equity markets, and other fractional reserve markets such as precious metals, bear no relationship to the economy anymore. And despite the Quantitative Easing cheerleaders on the TV and in the financial forums, that is simply a fact.

There are many events in the financial markets that have transpired over the last two years that were signals of impending crisis, in fact so many that I simply don’t have the time, nor do you, to go over all of them. So I will choose three recent events that have been very large signals to me of what is to come for the world economy.

First, Cyprus: As I stated before, Cyprus was a test run of the new financial regulations of the European Union in much the same way that MF Global was in the United States, but it was also a signal to those in the know, that you had better get your money out of the banks! I won’t go over it again, but rest assuredly; this was a major recent signal.

Second, The Orchestrated Take-Down of Precious Metals: This was a move that may have well backfired on the Financial Cartel, in a sense. In seeking to take down the level of Precious Metal to allow for more inflation of these same metals later on (when it is needed to expand a currency that they decide to back with PM’s), they sought to also transfer the remaining private ownership of these metals from what we in the financial world call, “Weak Hands to Strong Arms”. It started with financial talking heads on TV trashing Gold and Silver as an investment for almost two months, and it then culminated with Black Friday in the commodity pits. What they never expected was that stackers would actually try to take that opportunity to load up on metals. They never expected the Physical Market to stabilize, and then push the paper market higher. They never expected the immediate disconnect of spot price in relation to physical price that happened and is still happening almost a month later. However, the move still serves a purpose for the Financial Cartel, it put all of the markets, including the bond markets and derivative markets, on tenuous footing, and it allowed for Banks to load up on physical metals at a cheap price for compliance with Basel III Capital Requirements. Unfortunately for the Cartel boys though, they may well have sacrificed the COMEX, their controlled price discovery system, in this transaction. But I doubt it matters much in the long run to them, as the COMEX was already dead the moment this plan was put into place. This move in PM’s was another huge signal of what’s to come, and if you will bear with me, I will tie it all together as we move through my scenario.

Third, The Ongoing Bond Implosion in Japan: Now this is a financial story that is still developing, but it is progressing at a rapid rate. Japan is the most leveraged country in the world, and their economy has been constantly controlled by the Financial Cartel, and virtually stagnate for almost twenty years now. Japan has been ripe to fall off of the tree for a long time, so it only makes sense that any bond and/or derivative market collapse would begin here. Japan is leading in the race to the bottom of currency degradation in the world currency wars, and they are the trigger that will cause the debt markets in Europe to implode, and then shortly thereafter, the debt markets in the USA. I’ve been saying for a couple of years now, and I still say, if you want to know the timing of all of this, watch Japan.

So, while there were obviously many more financial events that have transpired over the last three years that are slowly leading us to this cliff of financial oblivion that we now stand at the precipice of, these three alone are enough to help us with our conclusion.

Problem, Reaction, Solution; a Hegelian Love Story: So you say, fine, you’ve shown us a bunch of individual and apparently unrelated pieces of evidence of economic disaster, but yet we are still here. We are still standing despite it all.

Here’s where we tie it all together. You see the economic world moves in cycles, just like everything else in the Universe, and when we were using a more modified Austrian model of economics our economies moved in a 20-30 year cycle, but after WWII that all changed, because when the Austrian cycle came rolling around again for the World Reserve Currency in the 1970’s the financial cartel did something that would forever alter the path of human development, they pulled the worlds reserve currency, the U.S. Dollar, off of the gold standard, replaced it with the petro-dollar, and moved all world currencies to a totally fiat Keynesian economic system. This allowed for exponential expansion of currency and capital that was previously only dreamed of in Austrian circles, but it also allowed for the expansion of debt to never before imagined levels. And this is where we are today.

So Here’s The Problem: Debt; more debt has been created under this ever inflating system of Keynesian Economics and it’s fractional reserve banking than can ever be paid off. More debt exists on this planet than money exists to pay it off. So how do we cure something that can no longer be cured through economic expansion? Because you see, economic expansion, inflation, is the only way things are cured in a Keynesian System. So this leaves one to ask, how does the Financial Cartel take down a monolithic skyscraper of debt that they’ve built all they way up to the heavens, but has become structurally unsound at its foundation without taking themselves out in the process?

Controlled demolition, that’s how.

Of course what I’m talking about there is the real problem, not the problem you will hear about in the news.

Hyperinflation is not ordinary expansive inflation like we are used to in a Keynesian system. It’s not even runaway growth. Hyperinflation is the loss of confidence in a currency. In this case, following an implosion in world bond markets, and a subsequent deflation of the world derivative markets, the world will lose faith in all fiat currencies. Hyperinflation will ensue around the world. Economic premises that we are familiar with, that we are used too, financial relationships, like those of inflation to growth in equity markets, will become useless, and will in fact work in an entirely opposite manner of the way they worked before a loss of confidence. Imagine Market deflation while the value of the currency is dropping like a stone. Market deflation while prices for basic commodities and finished products are going through the roof. While interest is being jacked up on a daily basis to try and stave off the ravaging beast of inflation. If you don’t think this is possible, simply look to the fall of the USSR and Argentina for modern examples of this economic time bomb at work. Hyperinflation will be the one and only thing on the mind of every person of the world, and they will be beating that dead horse back to death nightly on every TV screen around the world.

So how does hyperinflation happen? Many people thought printing money would cause hyperinflation, and if that money had actually been let loose in the street economy, it would have. But that money was tightly controlled by a select few and disseminated into the system through financial instruments rather than loans to business. But now the tipping point has been reached, we cannot grow our way out of this mess with stocks and derivatives, and yet we cannot put that money into the hands of small business, they would only ravage big business and steal their market share. The system is full, the over-arching cycles of energy and food production are all moving into decline, and that will in turn move populations into decline. There are simply no “Consumers” left to exploit, the edges of our economic habitat have been found and fully explored. There is simply no where left to grow.

So without growth in the Keynesian system comes deflation, but they’ve stalled that deflation with artificial money printing that has propped up markets that long ago should have collapsed under the weight of their own hubris. So it, the deflation, transfers itself to the only place it can, the credit markets, sovereign debt, bonds! And so the loss of confidence begins in the bond markets, with the losses piling over into the titanic fantasy world of the derivative markets.

Derivative Markets, the only place on Earth where you could find someone to buy an option on Unicorn futures.

The Reaction of the Sheeples: It begins in the Japanese bond and derivative markets, and after that it cascades across the continent back to Europe, and anywhere else that debt exceeds an ever shrinking manageability level. Once Europe is fully enveloped in this credit crisis, expect America to follow suit soon thereafter, probably within six weeks. Interest rates on Bonds will skyrocket, leading to increases in interest rates for Residential and Commercial Property Mortgages. Soon interest will have to increase on all loans, including inter-bank lending. Once Basel III is thrown into the mix, there will be credit freezes due to decreased leverage and increased capital requirement for banks. Banks are no longer allowed to expand their way out of trouble, that’s too dangerous now, too many rogue elements out there for that.

Physical commodities begin to bring an ever widening premium over the paper markets. Electronic cash is still abundant, but actual paper currency becomes harder and harder to come by in this shadow world of capital controls. Central Banks end printing and begin to pull back on the reins, trying to tighten their money supplies. Prices at the gas station and at the grocery store explode, corporate profits implode and the equity markets tank. People’s savings and investments, their ever precious Pensions, 401k’s, and IRA’s begin to evaporate into the cyclone of a deflating debt bubble. People are losing their entire life savings and their house, the main source of their net worth, is now becoming worthless as well because no one can get a loan to buy a house, and even if they could, they couldn’t afford the ever increasing interest, you see because banks are now refusing to fix rates for more than three months because of the spiraling inflation.

Civil unrest follows as people lose their entire life’s work in a matter of weeks. People are demanding a solution to this economic disaster; they are demanding that the same system that put them into this mess be saved so that they can save something, anything, after the fall. Unemployment skyrockets as companies lose market share and credit markets dry up. It’s murder and mayhem, cities are burning, some are even claiming it’s Armageddon.

The Economic powers of the world schedule a meeting to solve this economic debt crisis and bring the hyperinflating major currencies of the world under control.

The Solution, Brought To You By Your Good Friends At The World Financial Cartel: The problem is now clear, forget the debt, forget the credit freeze, forget all the stuff that brought us here, it’s now obviously a currency crisis we face. But it just so happens, they have a solution ready to roll out. Of course they will have to jawbone it for a while to make it look good for the masses, but here’s what they’re going to do, just as soon as you’re hurting bad enough to accept it of course.

So the following is their solution to the problem they created, or something very equivalent.

First: They will create a world body, or use one of their world bodies they’ve already created, to manage world currencies and the amount of those currencies in circulation.

Second: any country that agrees to enter into, and abide by, an agreement to allow this “world body” to control the amount of that country’s, or Union’s, currency in circulation according to rules prescribed in the agreement will receive a huge discount in the amount of their sovereign debt owed. Probably something in the order of an instant haircut to bond holders of 50%, or in some instances, even more. This is probably also the point where governments begin to nationalize retirement accounts. For the people’s safety of course.

Third: all participating currencies of each country will from that point on be backed by a basket of commodities specific to that country or union. For instance, Great Britain and China, who lack many natural resources, will probably back their currency primarily with gold and silver, while other countries that are richer in natural resources, like the United States, will probably back their currency with a basket of commodities such as energy reserves, real estate, mineral reserves, and possibly some percentage of gold and silver. These currencies would all be pegged together with this circulation agreement and the amount of currency in circulation would only fluctuate according to the value of the commodities pledged by the country as determined by the open markets.

Fourth: all excess liquidity over and above the prescribed circulation limits in the agreement will be removed from the system. So they will have to have the people using these “New” backed currencies around the world turn in their old currency, at (for example sake only) say $200 old, for $100 new (now again think of why they are waiting until October to release the new $100 bill which they have been printing for three years now), of course this will be easy with your bank account and investment accounts, they will simply slash the amount of money in your account by the prescribed percentage with the keystroke of a computer (and in case you’ve been wondering why all of the bank systems have had so much trouble lately, it’s because the software capability to do this was being installed and the accounts that need to be flagged and watched have already been identified).

Fifth: all of the resources and commodities used to back the currency of the country will be placed under the defacto control of the Central Bank that issues the currency, and thereby the BIS (Bank of International Settlements), so that countries themselves cannot cheat this agreement by pledging or selling off their resources by any manner other than that prescribed by the agreement.

A Hegelian Love Story: So that’s that, and in the end they will control all of the resources of the world because that’s what they always wanted from the beginning anyway. And the people of the world, well most of them will get down on their knee’s to thank them for saving a system that left them almost broke and penniless after a lifetime of work; all because at least some small pittance of their Pension or their 401k was saved and left in their possession. After all, the problem was worldwide, so obviously we needed some vestige of World Government to solve this, right?!?!?

Nathaniel Rothschild said, “Give me control over a nations currency, and I care not who makes its laws.”

Now they will say, “Give me control over a nations resources, and we will destroy that antiquated notion of national sovereignty.”

So when this is all said and done they will not only have control of the currencies of the world, (essentially meaning a one world currency, with familiar national denominations so as not to alarm the Conspiracy Theorists) they will also have control of the resources of the entire world to mete out as they see fit.

If that doesn’t chill you to the bone, then you my friend have not been paying very close attention to the world outside of your office or home recently. Because they will also use this chaotic opportunity to roll out the worst parts of their tyrannical scientific machine of control, all in the public good of course. Only to protect you – and them – from any reprisals from the fringe elements of society that demand things like “Freedom” and “Self-Determination”. Outlaw concepts of a bygone era. And the complaint media will parrot this line, and the people, sad though it may be, when presented with their futures going up in the fires of national currencies, will go along as well. Because the failure of this system would leave them penniless and without means; freedom be damned after all, I might lose my spot at the country club!

For those of you who think this could never happen, you need only research in depth what they’ve done as far as Financial Reform and Regulation since 2010. Of course the media isn’t telling you what’s going on, so you have to look these things up, but when you look at the evidence, the laws and regulations they’ve passed since 2010, the financial moves they’ve made, objectively; well I challenge you to find any other reasonable conclusion. In writing this I have also relied on other things as well though, such as information from personal friends still in the mix in banking circles. Not surprisingly though with much of this information in hand, even these people, some very high up people, in banking circles, don’t have a full understanding of what’s coming down the pipe. It’s called compartmentalization, and game theory. It’s knowing what you can do to provoke a certain response in your opponent or even someone working for you; they’ve been doing it for ages.

Regardless of the nay-sayer’s that will undoubtedly make their way to this thread may say, I stand firmly by the conclusions I have reached. So much so, that I am betting my livelihood and life savings on it. This scenario is going to happen, I’ve never been more convinced of anything in my life, but when will it happen?

Conclusions and Solutions, Falling Out Of Love: My best guess as far as timing regarding the scenario I have placed before you is that by the end of Q3 2013 we will be in it like a fully involved fire. By Q4 2013 Chaos in the financial markets and on the street will be the order of the day. Tyranny will reign in the name of protection and security. How fast certain elements of this go, I cannot say, there are simply too many variables at play to make a definitive prediction. Just say this, by the end of 2013, you will know the direction this is headed with absolute clarity, and because you took the time to read this, you will know that I was right, and you will at least know what you should have done, or perhaps you will even have done it.

Stop looking for fast money in this market, yes there will still be a few opportunities for a fast buck available, but don’t tie up and waste your resources with that anymore. Buy and hold is the order of the day now. If you have available funds here is what I would do, you can take it as a recommendation if you like, but I have to say, I’m not a licensed investment adviser, so I don’t offer it as recommendation, merely as an example of my financial strategy for the next two to five years.

With any “available” funds, I would first pay off any debt I had. Interest rates will likely be going up in the very near future, and if you were waiting for a signal of that to pay off some cheap interest debt you have, then consider the recent bond movements in U.S. Treasuries and Japanese Bonds as your signal. Interest will be going up in short order, but I also wouldn’t keep a lot of money in the bank. Trying to capture money through interest on savings is liable to become a dangerous game in the scenario I’ve laid out, as there will very likely be many bank closures forthcoming, and credit disruptions in the banking industry.

Second, I would buy non-perishable food. I don’t think you will have to have years and years’ worth in stock according to this scenario, but six months certainly wouldn’t hurt.

Third, I would keep enough paper currency for one or two month’s expenses, the rest I would put into commodities that you can hold physically. For most, that is gold or silver, but if you have land that you can grow crops or livestock on that might also mean extra fuel, feed, seed, or animals for consumption.

Fourth, if I had more saved than would pay for three years expenses, I would take that excess and buy agricultural land. NOT SECOND/RENTAL HOUSES OR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE. If the agricultural land you choose has a house, so much the better, but don’t buy it just because of a house, or buy anything in the way of land with the idea of re-selling it in the next five to ten years, buy it with the idea of living on it for the next five to ten years, then re-assess your position in relation to the economy.

Well that’s it, I’m sorry it was so long, but it’s a big subject. I hope it will help you and perhaps generate some critical thinking out there. More than anything I just hope it helps. If one person gets a head’s up from me, then I consider my mission accomplished.

Nothing about this is going to be easy, time tables will change as circumstances arise, chaos will be the order of the day. Wars may even start over this. So I hope you will all stay safe, brave new world or no, because remember, in the end; The New World Order will be run by the same people that brought you The Old World Order…

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POSTED BY CHUCK DEMASTUS AT 4:01 PM 0 COMMENTS 

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013


America’s Ruling Troika

 

Nelson Hultberg

Who rules America today? Not the people; they have been vanquished. America is ruled today by a collectivist Troika – an Executive-Congressional Combine, Judicial Oligarchs, and a Corporatist Banking Cartel – who have as much concern for the resplendent principles that formed our country as street pimps have for romance and love. How has this Troika come to possess its power over our lives? It has accrued its power by conveying endless privileges (handouts, subsidies, loans, quotas, monopolies, price controls, tax breaks, etc.) to an ever-swelling mobocracy. This buys the mobocracy’s support every election year and insures the Troika’s permanency. 

Who comprises the mobocracy? Sixty million Americans looking to get more out of life than they are willing to put in: government bureaucrats, corporate quislings, welfare parasites, media lackeys, union members, Black and Latino minorities, feminists, gays, environmentalists, Hollywood decadents, illegal aliens, unemployable misfits, and hordes of other greedy voters. Witness the $110 trillion in debt, the lobbyists annually converging upon Washington like weevils to the gristmill, and a populace that votes a blatant Marxist radical into the highest office of the land.

The Troika’s bureaucracies now overwhelm our society. Oppressive taxes stultify our teen to twilight years. The gangrene of corruption eats away at the once honorable pillars of society. Catastrophic entitlement bankruptcy looms over the horizon. And with each passing decade, drab and Machiavellian mandarins extend their tentacles ever further into our lives, our businesses, our finances, our religions, schools, charities, medical choices, child rearing, and leisure time. Yet despite such insufferable intrusiveness from the Troika, our establishment pundits remain impervious to the gross immorality and ultimate ramifications of it all.

We are told by prominent foundation scholars that our nation is experiencing only a temporary bump in the road, that we are still headed toward an “unlimited future of economic prosperity and social justice in a New World Order of triumphant American hegemony.” We are informed by Democratic savants in face of populist unrest in the heartland that “Americans don’t want less government, only more efficient government,” and by Republican sycophants that “a spirit of bipartisanship rather than radical reduction of government is needed.”

Mixed Economy Is the Problem

Such are the illusions of today’s smarmy Demopublicans and slick political operatives, so ensconced in their Beltway celebrity, so jaded with their egalitarian sophistries that they are incapable of seeing the most obvious facts of economic and historical reality. Such intellects as these have lived in (or catered to) Alice’s Washington Wonderland for so long and have become so emotionally committed over the years to its siren call of collectivism, that it now becomes impossible to opt out and face up to the destructive perversions of their Great Society, even as its socio-economic structure crumbles all around them.

The paramount question, now that the Great Planned Society has so obnoxiously failed, is what can be done? One hopeful sign: a growing band of libertarians, conservatives, and patriots from across the spectrum has grasped the seriousness of this past century’s horrific prodigality. 

Will this awakening be in time, however? Americans are still confused politically and economically. They are still of the Roosevelt-Keynesian belief that we need to pursue a mixed economy of half-capitalism and half-socialism – eschewing political decentralization and free-market economics. In other words, continue accommodating American ideals with collectivist programs, only elect some new politicians who will make such an immoral and irrational system work.

On the contrary, such an approach to politics will change nothing. It is not the “politicians” we have elected, but the “ideological policies” we have adopted that have taken us to the despotic state of affairs that now plague our lives. 

Such an insight is quite clear to those who understand that “ideas have consequences” in the evolution of social and political institutions. The problem is that such a truth is not being imparted to the intelligent youth of America. Consequently they go out into the world unwarned about the sophistry and demagoguery awaiting them from political men of zeal in search of votes. 

Lessons for the Young

Our youth need to be told that there are natural laws at work in the universe, and if one’s political ideology is in contradiction to those natural laws, no amount of personnel changes will make it work. They need to be told that our welfare state ideology – structured upon progressive taxation, monetary inflation, and congressional conveyance of privileges – is in contradiction to those laws. It is this ideology that must also be eliminated from Washington, not just the politicians who attempt to implement its odious contradictions.

Our youth need to be told that it is naive and superficial to get all caught up in the surface aberrations of political bribes and sleaze factors that so impress the media pundits – as if dramatic disclosures of the participants in scandals and graft are heroic salvations for the Republic. They need to be told that such grubby episodes are nothing but symptoms of a much deeper ailment; and that ailment is the disastrous premise of liberalism that says government can erect a Great Society by conveying privileges to the mobocracy instead protecting the rights of the people. 

Our youth need to be told that no matter which political party is in power, as long as the government is allowed to dispense special privileges and subsidies to select groups of voters in order to gain their support at election time, an endless array of corruption and graft is guaranteed. They need to be told that this is the nature of any system that allows its politicians the power to redistribute income in order to gratify needs and desires so as to buy votes. They need to be told that such a system is manifestly unjust, and that the mendacious humbugs who converge upon Washington every four years to wheel and deal in its labyrinthine networks of favors and controls are nothing but range-of-the-moment animals, who will always be driven by consuming lusts for the status and wealth that accompany their prestigious positions in Washington. Our youth need to be told that this is the irremediable nature of man and the inevitable plight of any society that attempts to establish a government of “favors arbitrarily conveyed” rather than “laws objectively applied.”

The Deeper Disease

As long as those in positions of intellectual responsibility (in the media, the universities, and the business community) continue to evade these facts and these necessities, America will continue to degenerate as a country. It is the responsibility of all “thinking men and women” to be able to carry the cause and effect relationships of life back to root causes and not get caught up in meaningless superficialities – and then to explain such root causes to the youth of our country.

Rising prices, recessions, massive debt, educational decline, political corruption, punitive taxes, and the explosion of government intervention that we are suffering from today are all merely “effects” of a much deeper disease, and as such cannot be solved until that deeper disease is identified and eliminated. That disease is the collectivist-liberal ideology that has politically dominated this country since 1932, and philosophically dominated her since the turn of the century.

It is this disease that we have injected into the minds of our youth for 100 years. We have taught them that large factions of voters can have government services for free through progressive taxation – yet not ignite “infinite demand” for government growth. We have taught them that they can increase the nation’s wealth by printing trillions of paper dollars – yet not incur ever-higher prices and a chaotic boom-bust economy. We have taught them that they can create a morally relativist society in which do-your-own-thing lifestyles replace the rights and wrongs of natural law – yet not incur debility and degradation. Such a philosophy has been instilled into our young people as “humanitarian,” “progressive,” “sophisticated,” “cognizant of new world conditions” – when it is, in essence, nothing but a heedless effort to suspend the fundamental laws of existence.

The reversal of this nefarious drift will not come easily. As a pundit of an earlier age, Walter Lippmann, wisely observed: “What is left of our civilization will not be maintained, what has been wrecked will not be restored, by imagining that some new political gadget can be invented, some new political formula improvised which will save it. Our civilization can be maintained and restored only by remembering and rediscovering the truths, and by re-establishing the habits on which it was founded.”

The lesson to be gleaned from this past century is clear and stark: we as a people must renounce the inexcuseable prodigality of liberalism and its ruling Troika. This will require that we retrace the philosophical steps that built America and throw out all our manifold treasons to the Founders. There can be no half-way measures. America will live again in the future only if we are willing to restore the Jeffersonian ideal that gave us birth. Lincoln’s centralization – Wilson’s progressivism – FDR’s New Deal – LBJ’s Great Society – Nixon’s middling conservatism – today’s Obamanation must all be purged from our governing aspirations. Nothing short of the Jeffersonian ideal will save us. Our youth need to be taught this crucial philosophical necessity.

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Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, TX and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic http://www.afr.org. His articles have appeared in such publications as the Dallas Morning News, The American Conservative, Insight, The Freeman, and Liberty, as well as on numerous Internet sites. He is the author of The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values. Email him at: nelshultberg@aol.com 

 

POSTED BY CHUCK DEMASTUS AT 9:11 PM 1 COMMENTS 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013


The Anti-Ideology Syndrome

 

Nelson Hultberg

Modern intellectuals are anti-ideology. They shun its use like kings and high priests shun voting. One of the first putdowns a student receives from a liberal professor when expounding the basic principles of capitalism in a college classroom is, “Oh, that’s too ideological. Your thinking is too rigid. You’re trying to label things! You must be more open to progressive experimentation and creative government. The Constitution is a living document. The use of any strict ideology or rigid set of political principles is impractical and reactionary. In a modern world, we must be flexible, pragmatic, willing to tolerate a new and ever changing role for government.” 

Such is the usual response given to any student daring to declare that government’s functions should be limited to a Constitution that is strictly, i.e., literally interpreted, or that capitalism is the only socio-economic system that is capable of protecting the individual’s rights, or that without upholding the principle of “equal rights under the law,” there can be no true or lasting freedom, etc.

It’s not difficult to understand why our liberal-dominated intellectual establishment opposes ideology and its use of labels to define government’s role in society. Precisely because it does just that – it defines government’s role in society! The statist mind wants a vaguely and loosely defined government, unfettered by the restrictions of theory or principle or rights or labels or moral judgment. He seeks blanket power over men and their production. Thus it is only natural for him to be antagonistic toward the use of an overall ideology that labels his approach dictatorial, statist, neo-fascist, authoritarian, etc. and backs it up with rational arguments. Such intellectual labeling inhibits his power.

Defining Our Terms

Webster’s Dictionary defines ideology as: the integrated assertions, theories, and aims that constitute a socio-political program.

To expand the concept further, it could be said that an ideology is a set of political principles and ideas that define the way the individuals, institutions, and governments of a country should interact and be organized. It is a basic framework of rules and guides that set the course for a nation’s individuals and their government, establish the limits of that government’s power, and clarify what rights (if any) the individual is to retain.

As an example, America, for the first 125 years of her history (1787-1913), operated under the individualist ideology of laissez-faire capitalism with the principles of “private property,” “equal rights under the law,” and “individual sovereignty” predominant throughout her culture. 

Most of the world today operates under the collectivist ideology of authoritarian statism (labeled by various terms such as socialism, social welfarism, corporatism, liberalism, etc.). The collectivist ideology’s undergirding principles are “public property,” “corporate-state collusion,” and “equal results in life” predominant throughout their cultures.

Labels and Identification

Some points to consider about ideology and labeling:

1) If you don’t label things, you can’t identify things; and if you can’t identify things, you can’t possibly know what is happening around you.

2) Labeling is defining, and defining is the establishment of distinctions, and distinctions show one what is right or wrong, strong or weak, beautiful or ugly about what is being labeled. Such distinctions require that we make judgments. 

3) Labels clearly identify the policies of statism as dictatorial. Naturally, those who wish to establish such policies frown on the use of labels.

4) Today’s anti-ideology thinkers are advocating the initial stages of a dictatorship! Do they think because they refuse to label it as what it is, it somehow means it is not what it is? Hiding from the reality of one’s convictions and advocacies will not change their nature. Evil, evaded, is still evil.

It’s easy to see why liberals oppose ideology and labeling. It defines in clear terms what they are up to. They would prefer to muddy up the intellectual waters with backdoor socialism. Clarity is not their friend. 

But unfortunately many conservative intellectuals also oppose the use of political ideology and its concomitant of labeling? These are the followers of Russell Kirk. Why do they adopt the same antagonism as liberals? I believe it is because of an erroneous syllogistic process that takes place in their brains. They see the evil of socialism. They realize that socialism is an ideology, and thus they reason that since socialism is evil, ideology is evil.

This, of course, is the crudest of non sequiturs. It’s not the use of ideology that is evil. It’s the use of irrational ideology that is evil. Ideology itself is not responsible for the tyranny in the world. False ideology is. The false ideologies of socialism, welfarism, liberalism, corporatism. 

What is needed is not to abandon the use of ideology in the structuring of society, but to devise a rational ideology based upon right principles. Ideological principles are crucial theoretical guides for men’s actions. Without them and their concomitant of labels, we would be nothing but a nomadic assortment of subhumans with no rules or laws or theories or ideals to direct us. 

No society in the history of man has ever existed, nor will one ever exist, without the use of some form of ideology and its building blocks of terms (i.e., labels). Even primitive tribes have their body of thought, theories, and definitional terms that guide their way of life. Granted, their ideology is usually ritualistic dogma and voodoo. But nevertheless, they do make use of some system of ideological thought and labeling to guide them, irrational though it is.

What Ideology Is Proper?

Therefore, we must ask: if ideology itself is good, but socialist, welfarist, liberal, and corporatist ideology is bad, where are we to turn? What ideology should we adopt as our guide? The answer lies in the wisdom that we have forsaken – the great principles that first created America. Our founding fathers were ideologues that posited a rational idealism in governmental affairs. This is what led to the Declaration of Independence and its enshrinement of the “rights of mankind.”

The ideology that we must utilize is the individualist ideology of the founding fathers and their philosophical mentors, John Locke, Thomas Aquinas, and Aristotle. The framers of the Constitution were not flexible advocates of détente with King George when it came time to design the type of government they wanted. They were men of intensely held political convictions. They adhered to clear-cut ideological principles and strict rules of law based upon those principles. They knew that this was the only way to preserve the rights of the individual, which in turn was the only way to maintain a free society.

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution resulted from the American revolutionaries’ adherence to an overall political ideology. The creation of these documents would have been impossible without formulation of ideological principles. Thus the creation of America herself would have been impossible without such a formulation. And just as it would have been impossible to create America without ideological principles, it will be impossible to preserve her without them. 

So beware. When a professor or politician tells you that he’s against the use of labels and political ideology, he’s setting in place the destruction of the proper guidelines and governmental limits requisite for a free society to exist. That is what ideology and labeling give to us: guidelines, definitions, and limits for our rulers. Most importantly, such a professor or politician is telling you that he prefers a government that is not limited or defined by any of those old fashioned ideological notions such as “inalienable rights,” or “equality under the law.” He’s telling you that he doesn’t like being labeled a statist or a collectivist or a liberal because it identifies the evil of his beliefs if he’s a professor, or the evil of his ambitions if he’s a politician.

The Choice Before Us

Ideology is theory, theory is thinking, and labels are our tools to construct proper theory. The man who wants to erect a government and oversee society without thinking and labeling is a thug or a fool, or both.

The choice before us is not ideology or no ideology! It is which ideology do we employ? Socialism or capitalism? Collectivism or individualism? Statism or freedom? Liberalism or conservatism or libertarianism? 

The collectivist ideology (along with its welfarist variants) has ruled the world since the early twentieth century, and its brutal irrationality is directly responsible for the tyranny that prevails over three-quarters of the globe. It is time to restore the only rational ideology that exists –laissez-faire capitalism. The socialists and the liberals have had their chance, and they have failed. 

Libertarians and true conservatives advocate laissez-faire capitalism. Liberals and neo-conservatives advocate authoritarian statism. Freedom cannot be defended without identifying the essentials of these ideologies and the intellectuals and politicians who advocate them. Without political-philosophical-moral clarity, tyranny wins. 

Modern day tyrants want a vague pragmatism that is not defined (i.e., labeled) as to what it is. In this way, they can violate our rights and say that they are only implementing necessary policy for the emergency of the moment, or the good of the group, or to serve the will of the people. They can seek arbitrary, unfettered power and feel justified in doing so. Freedom demands clear labels and rational ideology. Never let the statist mentalities take these intellectual tools away from you.

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Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, TX and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic http://www.afr.org. His articles have appeared in such publications as the Dallas Morning News, The American Conservative, Insight, The Freeman, and Liberty, as well as on numerous Internet sites. He is the author of The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values. Email him at: nelshultberg@aol.com

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January 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

National ID Law Takes Effect In 2014

JANUARY 1, 2014
Daniel Jennings
12/24/2013
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national-IDState drivers’ licenses are slowly turning into national ID cards by a little known federal law called the REAL ID Act.

The idea behind the law is to make it easier for law enforcement and security personnel to identify individuals through their driver’s licenses and state-issued identification cards, and the law has even led some states to ban smiling for license pictures, so as not to throw off computer facial recognition software.

Privacy groups, as well as those opposed to a growing federal government, have expressed significant concern.

The REAL ID Act created a set of standards for drivers’ licenses and ID cards that the states must meet by 2014, although currently only 19 states have met the criteria. The states were originally supposed to meet the criteria by 2008 but state governments successfully lobbied to get the deadline extended at least twice.

Under the original plan, drivers’ licenses were to be used as ID for a wide variety of purposes, such as being allowed onto airplanes. But many states are not going along, even though a REAL ID will be required to board an airplane in 2016 – and to enter a federal building by October 2014.

What the Real Act ID does

The practical effect of the REAL ID Act is to create a set of standards that state-issued ID cards and drivers’ licenses must meet. The standards will be enforced by the Department of Homeland Security.

Under the Act a driver’s license or ID Card will have to meet 39 standards, including:

  • Contain the individual’s full legal name.
  • List the individual’s residential address and not a post office box.
  • List the individual’s birth date.
  • List the individual’s gender.
  • Contain the individual’s signature.
  • Contain a photograph that can be used for biometric identification. That means photographs have to be taken with facial recognition software – and that smiling is banned in some states such as New Jersey and Illinois.
  • All drivers’ licenses must contain features such as chips or magnetic stripes like those used in credit cards so they can be read by scanners and facilitate the tracking of citizens.

The law also requires individuals to present the following documents when they apply for a driver’s license:

  • Proof of US citizenship or legal residence in the United States.
  • A valid birth certificate.
  • A Social Security Number.
  • Another kind of valid identification.

States will have to verify a person’s identity and check to see if he or she does not have another driver’s license in his or her name.

Many states have objected to the IDs because of the cost. The state of Oregon would need to spend $16.3 million to comply with the REAL ID Act.

The Concerns about the REAL ID Act

A number of groups, including civil libertarians, immigrants’ rights activists and fiscal conservatives, have voiced strong objections to the REAL ID Act.

The major objections to the REAL Act include:

  • The creation of a national database of driver’s license information maintained by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Make government tracking of citizens easier. “If fully implemented, the law would facilitate tracking of data on individuals and bring government into the very center of every citizen’s life,” Chris Calabrese a legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wrote of the REAL ID Act.
  • Put excessive burdens on some groups of people including rural residents who might not have “residential addresses” for their homes. Also, the requirements could burden immigrants and elderly persons who might not possess some of the required documentation.
  • Create a situation in which drivers’ licenses could be used as an ID card for purposes such as buying firearms and ammunition, boarding an airplane or applying for a job.
  • Make it harder and more costly for law-abiding citizens and residents to get driver’s licenses.
  • Cost too much for states to implement.

The following states are in compliance with the REAL ID ACT: Hawaii, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Vermont, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska.

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Congress Throws Veterans Under the Bus for Illegal Immigrants

JANUARY 6, 2014
John Hawkins
1/2/2014
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Veterans BenefitsIn Washington, it is often said that the parties can’t get along. As the country found out with the terrible Ryan-Murray budget deal that just passed Congress, the only thing that’s worse than the parties not getting along is when they work together.

The bill was ferociously opposed by conservative groups in the House because it raises taxes, increases spending, and guts the sequestration cuts that have helped keep spending in check over the last couple of years. In fact, a hubristic John Boehner declared that conservative groups had lost all credibility because they dared to oppose this deal. It’s too bad Boehner feels that way because if he had listened to those conservative groups, he would have saved the country from a bill that is considerably worse than the status quo.

Every day, new information comes out about the budget deal. It was recently revealed the bill’s Congressional Budget Office score didn’t include the cost of interest payments, which will total approximately $8 billion over a decade. All but one Senate Democrat chose to prioritize fraud benefitting illegal immigrants over disabled veterans.

During election time, both parties fall over each other trying to prove who cares more about the troops and especially veterans. Yet in this big-spending budget deal, there is a $6 billion cut over 10 years to the cost-of-living adjustments for veterans’ pensions. The adjustment subtracts one percent from the inflation adjustment for veterans 62 and under, and kicks in fully in 2016.

Disabled veterans would be among those targeted by the cut. Note that those cost-of-living adjustments hit veterans starting three years from now, for those younger than 62. Yet Congress won’t even consider Medicare and Social Security reforms unless those reforms don’t start for 10 years and only hit those 55 years old and under. Why don’t our veterans deserve the same basic consideration that reformers give to our senior citizens?

This rank hypocrisy was highlighted when Senator Jeff Sessions offered an amendment that would avoid the cut to veterans and instead eliminate an IRS loophole that allows illegal immigrants to benefit from the Additional Child Tax Credit. The vote went down on an almost entirely party-line vote, with vulnerable Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) voting with Republicans to make the change. While the Democrats certainly deserve the lion’s share of the blame for that, the 169 Republicans in the House who voted for the deal and 12 Senate Republicans who voted for cloture all effectively signed off on those pension cuts.

In addition, lead House negotiator Paul Ryan deserves special criticism not only because he negotiated the bill, but because he kept silent as the Senate shot down Sessions’ common-sense amendment. However, as Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle reported, Ryan’s staff did eliminate talking points published online that originally claimed disabled veterans are protected from cuts in the budget deal. That took place two days before the House voted to pass the budget deal.

Ryan’s silence is also particularly ironic because he sponsored H.R. 5652, which passed the House in May 2012 and eliminated the loophole Sessions targeted. Given Ryan’s work in crafting the budget deal, he may have been able to make a difference for veterans if he had chosen to speak up. Instead, he remained silent and helped cement a loophole into place that he opposed in the past.

How much will this preference for illegal immigrants over wounded warriors cost the taxpayers? According to IRS data gathered by Just Facts, $4.2 billion in credits was paid out to illegal immigrants in 2010. Assuming this stays the same for a decade, it means Senate Democrats along with some Senate and House Republicans voted to save $6 billion at the expense of wounded veterans in order to spend $42 billion on illegal immigrants. It’s shameful that any member of Congress would choose to support illegal immigrants over American citizens, but it’s particularly grating that they put illegal aliens in front of our troops.

How can they in good conscience target our veterans this way when our troops are still fighting and dying in the field? It’s bad enough that they’re going after our veterans at all, but if they were going to do it, couldn’t they have at least waited until our troops weren’t spilling their blood in Afghanistan to try to save the Obama Administration’s half-hearted prosecution of that war?

Unfortunately, it seems that illegal aliens are simply more important to many members of Congress than the troops that sacrifice for our freedom.

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