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A War for Freedom

In the United States we have fought our Wars for Freedom and Liberty… but now we are being told we must surrender both to our Government in the name of Security.  At this very moment we are being told this by those who desire our approval to lead… I acknowledge, the power associated with knowing anything about any citizen at any time must be intoxication indeed.

There can be no case made where the wholesale collection of Citizen Data does not jeopardize the Freedom and Liberty of all Americans. Not a single one.

If we must go to War with those who want to destroy our way of life in order to preserve our Freedom, then so be it. If not for that, why have so many lives been given to defend it?

Focus on those countries and foreign groups declaring harm to the United States, but hands off the Citizenry.

Cease the call for unlimited data collection.

It makes you appear tyrannical… and washes away the profound significance of those lives sacrificed in our past… and in our present.

I should not have to remind any of you, that in this Great Country, Government is subservient to the Individual.

Not the other way around.  Leave that for the rest of the world.

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Who Knew?

Not a day goes by that I don’t learn something.

Today Hillary Clinton taught me, in her words, “It is left to Government Employees to determine what is government related and what is personal”.

I did not know that.

I expect this will also be news to Edward Snowden and Miss Manning… among others… but I digress.

So this afternoon, we were educated in how the Federal Government handles classified and government related e-mail correspondence.

They leave it to the Employee to decide.

While I must admit it is rare, if ever, I find a Government Policy to make things more efficient… I have to concede, this would be one.

Brilliant in its simplicity, this policy may be the first to genuinely streamline what would otherwise be considered crushing levels of redundant bureaucracy.

We also learned this afternoon that this policy extends to Cyber Security as well.

Again, I have to admit that much of the Cyber stuff is way over my head, like Firmware hacking such as Greyfish or various other Cyber Espionage and Cyber Warfare spyware.

But clearly… the State Department has made sure that all of their employees are capable of safeguarding their own, personally installed in their home, Servers. I can’t even imagine the hours of instruction and levels of knowledge one would have to individually possess in order to create such system. Good thing it’s Mrs. Clinton and not one of us Stupid people doing this type of complicated IT work.

So there you have it. There is nothing to see here… and besides, other people have done it so it’s okay anyway.

What?

Other Government Employees have not installed their own personal servers at their homes to handle all of their official, and some unoffical, e-mail correspondence?

Well… then… it’s a vast right-wing conspiracy just like when all those Republicans accused Bill Clinton of having sex with that one girl when he didn’t.

What?

He did? Well… everyone else was doing it too. And besides, it was just very, very, very heavy petting… which it not sex.  Nope.  Not sex.

Huh?

The whole thing was actually about sexual harassment, law Clinton himself championed, and there were over 20 women who had come forward regarding his errant sexual behavior, some even accusing him of rape? And then he lied about it under oath and lost his law license?!

Whatever!  Shut up!  Haliburton!  Bush Lied!  Dick Cheney!

I apologize, for that. My wife talks to me over my shoulder when I tap.

Finally, what we learned today is it’s nobodies business what’s on your personal, totally secure, server at your home.

The NSA learned something from Mrs. Clinton today as well…

She’s very Smart.  And Honest.  We’d be Lucky to have her as President.


Cheer for the FCC! The Internet is Saved!

In a thrill only NAMBLA could generate, rejoicing can be heard across coffee shops everywhere!

Why?

Because, the FCC has created law to make it legal for Inappropriate Touching of the Internet’s private parts.

In a 3-2 vote today FCC commissioners overstepped their constitutional bounds and enacted new regulations which are still, at this tapping, being hidden from the American Public.

Self described tech-geeks everywhere are jumping up and down in their underwear screaming with glee, leaving their mothers no choice but to throw open the basement door and yell at them to be quiet.

It’s no wonder they’re so happy, they have won a Victory for Government Control over the only lifeline they possess to the outside world.

The above  combined with their Public School Programmed knowledge of Free-Market Capitalism and the miracles it produces, miracles they are heavily involved with like Porn and You Tube Buffering Speeds, it is no wonder they’ve yet figured out how to leave home.

These same children are celebrating the Dirty, Calloused hand of Government slowly fondling its way to places it doesn’t belong while whispering “Do you like that?”  And, they’re happy about it because the other ancient, soiled, palsied fist is supposedly full of candy.

That has yet to be seen.

Even if it is… how much candy makes it worth surrendering your independence?

History has shown us it leads to a lifetime of regret.

But only for the victims.

Such is a Devils Promise.


The Devil’s Promise

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Freedom and Liberty without Consequence and Responsibility. – The Devils Promise

A Promise of Infinite Freedom and Liberty to do as he says… live as he wishes… exist if he desires.

Last night a friend of mine asked “Why can’t we just go to work, come home and not worry about anything?”

I was disappointed and sad.  I simply assume the people I surround myself with understand the value of their Liberty and the necessity to defend it at all times.  This is my fault… and illustrates the lesson that these facts must be repeated over and over.

However, this is a common question.  It’s a question labeled ‘reasonable’ by those who want to keep you asleep until it comes time to secure their power or help them keep it.  It is a question built upon a premise that Evil does not exist and Evil People are not being born this very second.  And, those who peddle niceties are in fact nice.  It is a question which is more of a plea to trust, a cry of despair, that life is too hard to shoulder the constant burden of skepticism and responsibility for ones actions.  It’s the soft mindset that incrementally leads to slavery.

What do I hear when someone asks this?

I hear their desire to give up… surrender… lose… their Freedom by abdicating their responsibility of protecting it to those who pine for control over others.

I hear apathy, ignorance and ambivalence regarding the Freedom and Liberty they currently enjoy…

I hear a person who has no ability to empathize with those who are oppressed and do not enjoy their same Freedoms.

It is the absence of contrast… wisdom built upon experience… which disables otherwise able minds.

If you’ve been around here for a while you already know that one of my top 12 reads is ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Frankl.  At the end of the book he suggests there should be a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast mirroring the Statue of Liberty in New York.

I happen to agree with Mr. Frankl’s brilliance and insight based on experience.  (For any of you who want to understand more about anything… ever… you need to read this book.)

Being Free is a Huge Responsibility.  It takes energy, effort and thought.  It requires the ability to be honest with one’s self and willingness to suffer the consequences of one’s action without projecting blame upon others.  It necessitates seeing the world as it is, not as you might wish it to be.

To be a Citizen of the United States, the only Nation on Earth to be founded upon the principle that the Individual was Paramount and his possessions, including his person, were to be protected above all other things, places the responsibility of remaining Free on each and every one of us, every moment of every day.

Nowhere on this planet, at any time in recorded history, has the Ultimate Minority of the Individual Human Being been placed First… before Government… before the Majority…. before a Specific Religion.  We are it.

That is American Exceptionalism.

Because of the above fact, We’re the only ones who can protect it… not Government, or a King, or a ‘super smart person’, or a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, nor any other form of Leadership Committee big or small.  It’s us… just us… in a purely voluntarily cooperative effort.  No one anywhere in the World will come to our rescue should we fall.  Because no one anywhere else in the World agrees with us.  They have decided that the only viable forms of Government fall somewhere in the spectrum of Socialism; whether it’s Social Democracy, Theocracy, Communism, Oligarchy, Plutocracy, Fascism, Dictatorship… anything BUT a Constitutionally Limited Democratic Republic which puts the Individual first justified by Natural Law.

The Progressive World finds such an Enlightened Idea far too limiting.  The World prefers Force and Class Stasis… the World prefers Control.  Therein lies the Irony.  The Progressive World desire to take all of us back to divine right and the age of Monarchies.  They only wish they could figure out a way for the majority to vote them into permanent power.  They already know they are Smarter than you, they just want you to solidify it once and for all.  (Elections are such a nuisance… all that energy… all that money… could be used to force our brilliance upon the Masses.  Such is the Ego of the Devil.)

The Devil’s Promise is really; Do as I say and you will be Free… You have a right to your existence because I allowed it.

We in the United States are being conditioned in our Schools and through our Media to accept this… even support and promote this…

The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ are clear and simple to see for those who are capable of intellectual honesty.  We have done this to ourselves.  The history has been written for all who care.

It is also plain to see We have wandered far from the intent of our Founders…

We no longer own the fruit of our labor.

We no longer own our property.

We no longer own ourselves.

All we have left, which we know is genuinely ours, is what’s in our mind… and never shared.

Those who wish Control would take that from you as well… if they could.

Is it time to give up and pay the Devil his due?

‘Why can’t we just go to work, come home and not think about all this stuff?’

It would certainly be easier…

than being Free.

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On the Heels of Rand Paul’s filing a Lawsuit against the NSA, We Make a Few Suggestions.

Senator Rand,

We are out here rooting for you!  But we’re also concerned, particularly after the story that our intelligence services wanted Edward Snowden Dead.  So here is a brief list of recommendations…

Might we suggest getting a Food Taster?

A Personal Mechanic? Preferably one willing to start your car in the morning.

Think strongly about staying out of wide open spaces with tall buildings or plentiful ground cover.  Stay away from windows.

When considering heading out to Lunch or Dinner pick several places and then flip a coin.  Keep that coin handy.

Vary your sleep schedule.

Take different routes to get around the Capital.

Get rid of your internet connection.

Toss the Phone.

Buy a typewriter.

Wear reversible clothing.

If it looks a little greasy and smells faintly of almonds, don’t open it.  Don’t even pick it up.

Read up on Polonium.

Find some guys that look like you and send them out for errands.  Often.

From ALL of US, we wish you the VERY best with your law suit.
Seriously, Good luck!


Some of you have Expressed Concern…

that I am drinking less lately.

I want to assure all of you this is not the case.

I am an Alcohol Enthusiast and intend to remain one.

Please put your concerns aside and focus on the issues at hand… you’re still being spied on by the NSA, you’re still being targeted by the IRS, your President is demonstrating his power to make your life miserable by shutting you out of the places your tax dollars paid to create and your country is about to solidify it’s conversion to Democratic Socialism with Obama Care.

Can I get you a drink?


“…What’s Happening Right in Front of Us.”

What do you say about the self-proclaimed “Most Transparent Administration in History” when you find out they are spying on American Citizens who have done nothing other than go about their lives?

If you found a way to defend that…

Then what do you say when you find out that the few, pathetic, rules restricting the access and use of the private information collected by the NSA were removed in 2011 by that same “Most Transparent Administration in History”?

Well… they did.  Full Story: Here

I must confess that I am not surprised…

The story held nothing that I haven’t already accepted to be true.

So why am I posting this?

It was a comment.  A small comment.  A comment that must be addressed.

JonQCit
9/7/2013 10:21 PM MDT
Does the US Constitution mean anything anylonger? Seems like so many of our elected officials have taken a pair of scissors and cut out sections they don’t like of it leaving it in a cut up pile on the floor. Change has been brought to us, I am not sure many like it however.
 
mhenriday
2:26 AM MDT
The short answer to your question as to whether the US Constitution means anything any longer, JonQCit is «No». Then we could have a lengthy discussion about how long it’s been this way ; my suggestion would be at least since very soon after WW II, when the US government begain initiating and/or participating in foreign wars without the Congress, as is its duty under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, declaring war (the last time the US Congress declared war was on 5 June 1942 on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania ; how many years has the US been at peace since that time ?)…
Henri
maifgm
3:39 AM MDT
job, it’s the people fault, we have become so ideology driven we can’t see what’s happening right in front of us. (emphasis mine)
just read some comments, we have a government that is spying on us, they have reversed restrictions secretly and people still defend them, that’s why we have these problems.
It’s not JonQCit’s rhetorical question or mhenriday’s assertion.  It was the product of our government schools, maifgm, that made me feel sad.
I’m going to assume that maifgm meant “ideologically” when making his statement.
While I don’t disagree with the problems he identifies, it is not being driven by ideology which has brought us here unless he is speaking of Socialism.
In fact, it is the abandonment of Ideology and the rise of Compromise which have handed the Socialists their greatest victories.  It is exactly the Spirit of Compromise which handed them maifgm and probably the friend maifgm drinks with.  It is Bipartisanship, the Why Can’t We All Get Along mentality, that is happening right in front of us.
Depending on maifgm’s age I might not dump ton’s of derision upon his head… I suspect everything he thinks sounds nice with a little ecstasy and a techno music bed, but it is an illustration of profoundly confused thought.  It is the absence of critical thinking that must be corrected everywhere we look.  First with ourselves, then with our friends… particularly those we drink with.
Ideology is the answer.
Free-Market Capitalism is the only Ideology which protects us from Tyranny.
It’s time we embrace it.
If you don’t think so, I suspect you too are a product of our Government Schools and the intentional confusion they were paid to administer upon you.  But don’t feel bad because you’re not alone.
Because maifgm is right on one important point, “it is the people’s fault”.
However, it’s now up to you to correct it.