Friday, August 31, 2007

What is government for?

The only legitimate function of an honest government in a free society to protect the rights of the people.

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Is it About Ron Paul or is it the Revolution?

I would assert that We The People are tired of being lied to and stolen from. The government steals from the people in the form of the income tax, the property tax, and the inheritance tax, civil asset forfeiture and eminent domain. In addition to stealing our money, property and time, the government steals our rights and freedoms.

We were originally guaranteed a Constitutional Republic by our Founding Fathers, and our Constitution was a masterpiece. But it has been subverted and eroded by politicians and minions of an ever power-hungry state.

If the message of freedom, Constitutional rights, an limited government weren't so attractive, why would Fred, Rudy, and Mitt be parroting Ron Paul's message and trying so hard to posture as Constitutionalists? The difference between Fred, Rudy, Mitt and Ron Paul is that Ron Paul actually walks the walk. His voting record reflects exactly what he says he stands for. We The People want integrity in our public servants. Ron Paul is a public servant. We have way too many government employees who want to be public masters.

Rudy: ‘‘It doesn’t matter if I believe in it or not — and I do — it is the Second Amendment,’’ Giuliani said. ‘‘I’m a strict constructionist. The Second Amendment says you have an individual right to bear arms.’’ Really? Since when is Rudy a strict Constitutionalist? Strange, his voting record suggests otherwise. Same thing with Mitt and Fred. How stupid do they think we are?

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Declaration of Independence

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

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:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

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

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

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.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

— John Hancock

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

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Exciting times!

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…and 4,927 more waiting to hear when a new Meetup starts!"

Meetup is a GREAT way to find people in your area who share your interests. The Austin, Texas Meetup group is great!

And on, Ron Paul 2008 has 56889 friends.

There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. The time has come, and the idea is freedom, and the return to the Constitution.

The thing about Ron Paul's candidacy is, it isn't about Ron Paul. It's about what he stands for. It's all about the Constitution. And whether you agree with what he stands for or not, all you have to do is look at his voting record to see that he actually stands for something. This sets him apart from all the rest of the candidates.

How many Senators, Congressmen, or Presidents can you name who consistently work to uphold and defend the Consitution at every possible opportunity? I can name only one - Ron Paul. We need many more like him.

Who you are BEING makes the difference...
It's all about the stand you take, really. Who you ARE speaks so loudly, most people cannot hear what you're saying. This is an ontological conversation - who are we BEING that has things show up around us the way they are?

So I invite all of you to stand with me for the possibility of freedom, a stand for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness guaranteed to us by our Constitution.

Standing in the possibility of Freedom, Integrity, and Success, there is no wasted time, no wasted action. Whatever you're doing is the most perfect thing at the most perfect time. Take a stand, trust your instincts, and go with the flow.

What is the secret to getting what you want? First you must know what you want. Then must be equally willing to have what you want, and to not have what you want, and let it go.

Imagine we have already succeeded and ask yourself, "How did we get here?".
God bless us all.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Dude, where's my vote?

Stop Election Theft

Paperless voting is unacceptable. Consider this my vote of no confidence to anyone who supports paperless voting. As far as I'm concerned, the only reason to support paperless voting is to steal elections. If you lose the paper trail, you lose credibility.

Petitions to sign for ballot accountability:

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