Tag Archive: Rebellion


Tea Party, Taxes And Why The Original Patriots Would’ve Revolted Against The Surveillance State

 

We Rebelled Against Much Less

 

 

” Let’s just imagine we could transport an Internet-connected laptop back to the 1790s, when the United States was in its infancy. The technology would no doubt knock the founders out of their buckle-top boots, but once the original patriots got over the initial shock and novelty (and clearing up Wikipedia controversies, hosting an AMA and boggling over Dogecoin), the sense of marvel would give way to alarm as they realized how electronic communications could be exploited by a tyrant, such as the one from which they just freed themselves.

 As America’s first unofficial chief technologist, Benjamin Franklin would be the first to recognize the danger and take to trolling the message boards with his famous sentiment: Those who would trade liberty for safety deserve neither. (And he’d probably troll under a fake handle, using Tor, since the patriots understood that some truths are best told with anonymity.)

  Mass surveillance was not part of the original social contract—the terms of service, if you will—between Americans and their government. Untargeted surveillance is one reason we have an independent country today.

  Under the Crown’s rule, English officials used writs of assistance to indiscriminately “enter and go into any house, shop cellar, warehouse, or room or other place and, in case of resistance, to break open doors, chests, trunks, and other package there” in order to find tax evaders. Early patriot writers, such as James Otis Jr. and John Dickinson, railed against these general warrants, and it was this issue, among other oppressive conditions, that inspired the Declaration of Independence and the Fourth Amendment.

James Madison drafted clear language guaranteeing the rights of Americans, and it bears reading again in full:

 The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

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Guns Of The Greatest Revolution Ever

 

Brown Bess

 

” Today when we think of the modern and mighty US military safeguarding these United States, it may be hard to imagine that 250-years ago a very different looking armed force protected a country in a very different place. In 1763 the United States did not even exist, rather it was a series of 13 colonies all in allegiance to the British throne. But there were then as there are now American soldiers. Moreover, they were at war.

Militia Madness

Going back as far as the 16th century were the English muster laws of the 1570s under Queen Elizabeth I that organized all able-bodied men into a town militia. This law was brought to America from England and the Massachusetts Bay Colonial Militia was founded on December 13, 1636. Each man was to have a musket or fowling piece(what we would think of today as a shotgun) and a supply of ball and powder. The militia law ordered each man to appear with, “a Gun, fit for service, a Cartouch Box, and a Sword, Cutlass, or Hanger, and at least Twelve Charges of Powder and Ball, or Swan Shot, and Six Spare Flints.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve McLaughlin On NY SAFE Act Resolutions

Hi everyone, Just a few updates, thoughts and some info:

1. Gov Cuomo….can you hear us now?

2. I am humbled, grateful and thankful for your encouragement and support. When I spoke on the floor I was doing my job debating a really bad bill and fighting what I knew was an attack on the 2nd amendment. I had no idea how many people were watching all over the nation that would get involved but you were and you did! Thank you for giving me the encouragement to carry on. I’m honored to be there fighting for our rights and giving you a voice.

3.Congratulations to Erie Co. and Wayne Co. for passing resolutions today. We add them to the map tomorrow! Impressive because the Governor was in Erie Co. today and they still passed it.

4. Please see below and visit and like the NY SAFE Act Resolutions page. Evan Hempel, a town council member in Clermont started the page and is trying to keep track of everything. We’re working together rather than duplicating our efforts and sharing as much information as we can to keep you up to date.

5. We don’t consider a resolution passed until it is voted on and passed by the full legislature. Often what’s being reported is that a resolution passed but it may have only passed a committee so we wait to color in the map until the entire legislature votes.

6. Below you’ll see info on how to start a resolution in your county (or town/village). Mattie Z who is on my page may see this and chime in but she did a fantastic job in Orleans Co. and everyone can learn from her. Follow the steps below. You have to do this. You have to get involved. I can’t make it happen alone but WE THE PEOPLE can and will! This is grass roots. Be unafraid. Elected officials work for you! You are our boss. Let them know what you would like to see happen. Be nice. Be respectful. Be firm in your resolve. We have the momentum on our side. Do not let up. These are OUR rights.

7. See #1 above for encouragement and start contacting everyone who supports the 2nd amendment to get them involved as well.***How to start a resolution in your county***First realize the power of one person taking action. Take a look at Mattie Zarpentine’s experience! [1]Contact your legislators [2]. Let them know you’ve been watching nearby counties pass resolutions and you want them to pass one too. Let them know that the majority of NY Counties oppose the act. Give them copies of resolutions you like[3] (this way you steer at least the initial draft).If they’re still not sure, then let them know that their action on this issue will determine if you back a primary against them next election cycle.[1] https://www.facebook.com/NYSafeResolutions/posts/121607538021031[2] Usually emails and phone numbers are on the County website[3] http://www.nysaferesolutions.com/2013/02/15/resolution-quick-list/

NY SAFE Act Resolutions

Town and County resolutions and news about the resolutions are compiled on http://www.nysaferesolutions.com/. A listing of the full text of resolutions can be found at: http://www.nysaferesolutions.com/2013/02/15/resolution-quick-list/ All resolutions opposing NY SAFE:http://www.nysaferesolution/… “

 

 

Big Dangers As Obama Democrats Flout Budget Laws

 

Rule Of Law Index

 

The Consent Of The Governed … Is Being Lost At An Ever-Increasing Rate 

 

” What are citizens to do when their government refuses to follow its own laws?

The answers to this question throughout history have been hugely unhappy. When individuals in government de-legitimize their own institutions by breaking the rules, rebellion, repression and general lawlessness have often been the result.
Americans have done better at this than anyone else, having inherited the love of the law from our British progenitors. The Founding Fathers took it a step further by ditching the idea of a monarch altogether and crafting what has become the world’s oldest and most revered national charter. The Constitution was a fulcrum point in human history and the greatest gift from the Framers to their nation: a government of laws, not men.

When leaders refuse to follow the rules laid out for them, societies devolve very quickly indeed. Ask any Argentine.

Like many good things – true love, baseball, table manners – the rule of law only exists by the voluntary participation of all involved and a willingness to be subject to sometimes seemingly arbitrary requirements.”

 

 

 

   From the nation that that led the way with respect to the rule of law we have fallen , according to the above graphic .

 

Is Rebellion the Only Way to Save America? This Retired Colonel Thinks So!

 

 

” Retired Army Colonel Lawrence Sellin who just happens to also hold a PHD wrote a piece in the New York Daily Sun openly stating he thinks the only answer to the problems this country faces is “A county by county battle is the means by which the American people can restore the Constitution.”

Colonel Sellin is not the only one these days becoming more and more vocal along these lines. What do you think? Is there an answer to what the federal government is doing short of rebellion?

 

Here is some of his article from the New York Daily Sun: Only rebellion can save America

The US federal government has strayed so far from the Constitution and the rule of law that it can now be considered rogue and illegitimate.

Written by Lawrence Sellin

The thoroughly irresponsible rate of government spending projected over the next twenty-five years will drive federal debt to unsustainable levels. The country is heading for a financial meltdown and economic ruin.

The Republican Party is inept and impotent and cannot provide the necessary political opposition to the crimes and unconstitutional policies of the Obama regime or stand against the rampant voter fraud which is now polluting the electoral process. There is a reportclaiming that the Republican Party signed a legal agreement with the Democrat Party in 1982 not to pursue suspected vote fraud. If there is no guarantee of election integrity, then elections become only window dressing for tyranny.”

johngalt:

Are We There Yet ?

Originally posted on The Rio Norte Line:

I was reading Utah’s post, The Spark That Finally Ignites The Secession Conflagration, and it occurred to me that, were they alive today, our founding fathers would have been shooting by now.  Thanks to our indoctrination compounds we calls schools, too few Americans are aware that the average tax-paying American (that top 50% or so who actually pay as opposed to the bottom half that receives) pay something close to 25% of their income in taxes.  Nor do they realize that our founders started shooting over something closer to a 12.5%  tax rate, or that ALL Americans paid and were expected to pay taxes at the time of our founding — no matter how ‘poor’ they were.  So I found a little something you might find interesting.  I hope the little excerpt I posted will entice you to follow the link and read more, because indoctrination U certainly isn’t going…

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  “Students in the Denver Public Schools need to know reading, writing and ‘rithmetic, but what about the fourth “r” — revolution?

 

District officials have scrambled to respond to a public outcry over language in the new teacher-assessment criteria that describes a “distinguished” teacher as one who “encourages students to challenge and question the dominant culture” and “take social action to change/improve society or work for social justice.”

The district’s “Framework for Effective Teaching” also said teachers would be scored on whether “Spades tudents appear comfortable challenging the dominant culture in respectful ways.”

John Peterson, an East High School social studies teacher, said he didn’t think spurring students to buck power fell under his job description.

“I think our job is not to challenge the dominant culture, but to prepare students for college or the military or the workforce, and be productive citizens,” Mr. Peterson said. “‘Working toward social justice’ typically comes as code words from the far left for big government programs and a redistributionist philosophy.”

After critics challenged the language, calling it more suitable to an Occupy Wall Street manifesto than a public-schools document, the district revised the standards by eliminating references to the “dominant culture” and “social change.”

The updated language says a top teacher “encourages students to think critically about equity and bias in society, and to understand and question historic and prevailing currents of thought as well as dissenting and diverse viewpoints,” and “cultivates students’ ability to understand and openly discuss drivers of, and barriers to, opportunity and equity in society.” “

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