21 October 2010
A favorite tactic of tyrants the world over is to simply toss the opposition in jail. No charges. No warrant. No problem. Just pick them up off the street, or in their homes in the dead of night. You treat them badly to the point of torture, and maybe later you release them, after they've calmed down, or maybe you don't. Maybe they die in captivity. Maybe they just disappear.
The founders of this country fought with a passion against arbitrary arrests by the British authorities.The ability to simply arrest whomever you please is the pentultimate power grab for . . . → Read More: Yesterday’s Tyranny Today!
29 July 2010
The difference between a drafted soldier and a slave doesn’t amount to a frosty mug o’ spit. Congress, apparently longing for the good old days of Viet Nam, Korea, and WWII, is proposing to enslave not just healthy young men, but pretty much all of us.
Most of the crooks and liars who form the political class today aren’t old enough to remember them, but there must be some institutional nostalgia for the days when America fielded vast armies of conscripts in a global struggle against tyranny. Congress must feel like fighting terrorism with a mere handful of . . . → Read More: Bringing Back Slavery
29 January 2010
The following article by attorney Bill Butler is longish, and not always and easy read, but well worth the time. It deals with an issue I've been involved in more closely than I'd have liked for a number of years now, and there's really no end in sight.
As to whether the U.S. government is capable of such a colossal swindle, to think they are not one would have to believe that one little lie cannot lead to another bigger one, and another, and another. Governments are not only capable of this kind of mendacity, they thrive on . . . → Read More: Heading Down the Income Tax Rabbit Hole
22 July 2009
Here's the first reasonable explanation I've see why the U.S. government would care about the Hondurans enforcing their own constitution. Check out the second item down on this list. Check out the others while you're at it. Short films by Molitov Mitchel.
3 November 2007
On this day in 1877 Dennis Kearny, rabble rousing leader of California’s Workingman’s Party, was arrested and tossed in the can for two weeks for his "incendiary speeches." Not that they weren’t. The town fathers set aside the First Amendment in favor of peace in the streets. The avowed purpose of the Workingman’s Party was to kick the Chinese out of California and make sure no more showed up. Their slogan was "The Chinese Must Go!"
By 1877 angry mobs were attacking Chinese people in the streets and even in their homes. Apparently . . . → Read More: A Dark Day for Liberty Nov. 3, 1877