h/t Ed and Carolyn
h/t Ed and Carolyn
I was asked the following question tonight by Diane Rufino:
David, any ideas on how to help conservatives organize across the country so that if the government devolves according to the leftist plan and all hell breaks loose, we can put a plan in place to defend our rights under the Declaration (with respect to government) and to prevent the evil from taking hold. If government cannot function for the people who elected this president, then we don’t need government at all. It will have ceased to be a constitutional republic and will have officially become a political oligarchy, where a select group of political heavyweights run the country.
One of the first lessons that I learned is not to be concerned with “conservatives”. Ask ten different people what they consider conservative values to be and you will likely get ten different answers. I look for moral patriots. Ask ten different people what they consider a patriot to be and you will get a fairly consistent answer. As for the moral qualifier, we have the following wisdom from John Adams:
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
So let’s consider your first request as “how to help patriotic people organize”. Another lesson learned early on was that the country is too diverse to be organized. Look at all of the failed attempts in the past nine years to organize on a national level. So let’s consider your request as “how to help patriotic people organize across a cohesive geographic area”.
The reason for your request is based on a scenario: if the government devolves according to the leftist plan and all hell breaks loose. Since your request was “across the country”, I will assume that you meant the federal government. To be clear, there is no “if”, the government has devolved into tyranny without morality. I doubt any sentient person would argue this. As stated above, the Constitution and by extension the Republic are already gone.
I assume that the rights you refer to under the Declaration of Independence are:
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.
I do not see any viable scenario that will save the entire union: we will break into smaller autonomous geographic areas. Our greatest strength was the “united” of the united States (the small u in united comes from the Declaration of Independence and was usurped by the 14th Amendment). The antonym of “unity” is “diversity”. This has always been the plan of the domestic enemies that our forefathers warned us about. The political elite are actively raping the country and the people as they destroy us with division.
To be clear, the government in Washington, D.C. is evil and it is so entrenched that no one man or even a dedicated group of men can overcome it. So what should your course of action be? I can only tell you what my course of action has been up to the present. I will not put my faith in government, I will put my life in the God’s hands. I have only two goals:
Once you simplify your objectives, the Lord will guide your path if you are willing to listen. But there is a cost:
1 Peter 3:17
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.
When you truly walk the path that God has intended for you, people will persecute you. For me, I was led to Murphy, NC. It was not my choice as I wanted to move to the West. But here is a fact to help everyone: God wins all discussions if you follow Him.
To survive and rebuild a better future for you children, you must change your life. These changes have been one of the points of persecution under the label of “prepper”. Here is another fact to help everyone: labels mean you are on the right path. Like everything else in life, there is good and bad. In the case of “preppers”, there are dark preppers and light preppers. I chose to follow the light. How could I not?
Last June, my wife and I took our life’s savings (and more) to set an example. One of the costs also associated with this decision was a severe time constraint which necessitated a new schedule. We bought 28 acres of land and built a 5000 sq. ft. training center. I had five small action items to do today in order to get our certificate of occupancy. We are moving our business to part of the building on Friday.
Imagine the opportunities this brings to our area of operations to “put a plan in place to defend our rights under the Declaration” in Diane words. Or even better: imagine the hope that this will bring to patriots. We will be offering training and classes in the following areas:
And any other classes that people want to teach to build a better future. Our open house will be May 27th, 2017 at 11:30 AM. The address is 84 Roberts Road in Murphy, NC.
To answer Diane’s question, the future will be determined by the actions of patriots, not the words of conservatives hoping for a political solution. You can see the confirmation of this work by the timing of Diane’s question tonight which precipitated this answer.
According to two anonymous sources friendly with the Obamas, People Magazine revealed that Obama frequently describes Trump as “nothing but a bullshitter”…
“He’s nothing but a bullsh–ter,” Obama told two friends early last November, describing an election night phone call with Trump, in which the businessman suddenly professed his “respect” and “admiration” for Obama—after years of hectoring.
Speaking to PEOPLE for its new cover story on Obama and his wife Michelle adjusting to life outside the White House, the two friends quoted Obama’s blunt assessment of President-elect Trump. And how has Obama’s opinion changed since Trump been in office? “Well,” said one of the sources, “it hasn’t gotten any better.”
If Seth Rich was the source of the WikiLeaks’ DNC email disclosures and the FBI knew it, then the Russian hacking story was a fabrication, and James Comey was probably involved in an attempt to drive President Trump from office.
The biggest story of the entire Russiagate controversy was published Tuesday. Not the story about President Trump’s alleged statement to former FBI Director James Comey: “I hope you can let this go.” A witness is only as good as his or her credibility. If the actual big story pans out, Comey has none, which is why the mainstream media is obsessing over Trump’s alleged statement and doing everything it can to ignore and stifle the other story.
Seth Rich was on the staff of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He was gunned down on July 10, 2016. Robbery has been speculated as a motive for the murder, but his wallet and watch were not taken. There is also speculation that Rich was the source of the DNC emails that were released by WikiLeaks twelve days later, to the consternation and embarrassment of the DNC. Fueling that speculation was WikiLeaks’ offer of a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of Rich’s murderer. WikiLeaks has neither confirmed nor denied that Rich was its source.
Sen. Thom Tillis collapsed during a Washington, D.C., race Wednesday morning and was taken away in an ambulance, but he later released a video proclaiming his health and eagerness to get back to work.
Observers told The Associated Press that Tillis, R-N.C., at first appeared unconscious but was revived and seen breathing as he left the scene.
Just before 10 a.m. Tillis posted a short video to his Twitter account from the hospital.
“Hey everybody. I’m fine; just running — about two-and-a-half miles in got overheated, no CPR, no special measures, just checkin’ me out,” Tillis said. “See you back on the Hill.”
Mainstream media outlets are currently having screaming hissy fits over unsubstantiated reports that Donald Trump, noted lunatic, actually held a meeting with disgusting, potentially world-destroying Russian bastards and told them top secret anti-terror information which has only been widely reported in the world’s newspapers since last March.
This action is apparently the opening of the seventh seal, and the immediate cue for impending Armageddon, impeachment, or yet another humorless SNL skit for Alec “Duck Lips” Baldwin.
by Diane Rufino
I visited the Jefferson Memorial to commune with my favorite Founding Father. Jefferson is perhaps the single reason I am so very proud to be an American. The principles he articulated in the Declaration of Independence, which the Second Continental Congress adopted in 1776, laid the basis for our independence from Great Britain. It established the principles and government philosophy that defines us as a nation, and although its message is lost on most Americans, I am sure to remind my students how it laid the basis for government by proclaiming that power originates with the individual and that power can never be fully divested from them. The Declaration informed Britain and the rest of the world that the thirteen colonies were dedicated first and foremost to the recognition and preservation of individual liberty.
It’s true that the Jefferson Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial are not visible to one another. I think there is a reason for that, whether or not it was a conscious factor in the Mall’s design. Abraham Lincoln didn’t see eye to eye with Jefferson. In fact, his vision of government was quite different. While the Declaration of Independence clearly provides that individuals can alter or abolish their government, Lincoln adamantly proclaimed that the Union, and by extension the federal government, was to be perpetual. In fact, after he repeatedly ignored and even violated provisions of the Constitution, suspended habeas corpus, imprisoned journalists, publishers, newspaper owners, citizens and seized their property, waged war without a declaration, etc, he sought a resolution from Congress to excuse those violations.
The recklessness of the “too big to fail” banks almost doomed them the last time around, but apparently they still haven’t learned from their past mistakes. Today, the top 25 U.S. banks have 222 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives. In other words, the exposure that these banks have to derivatives contracts is approximately equivalent to the gross domestic product of the United States times twelve. As long as stock prices continue to rise and the U.S. economy stays fairly stable, these extremely risky financial weapons of mass destruction will probably not take down our entire financial system. But someday another major crisis will inevitably happen, and when that day arrives the devastation that these financial instruments will cause will be absolutely unprecedented.
During the great financial crisis of 2008, derivatives played a starring role, and U.S. taxpayers were forced to step in and bail out companies such as AIG that were on the verge of collapse because the risks that they took were just too great.
But now it is happening again, and nobody is really talking very much about it. In a desperate search for higher profits, all of the “too big to fail” banks are gambling like crazy, and at some point a lot of these bets are going to go really bad. The following numbers regarding exposure to derivatives contracts come directly from the OCC’s most recent quarterly report (see Table 2), and as you can see the level of recklessness that we are currently witnessing is more than just a little bit alarming…
Total Assets: $1,792,077,000,000 (slightly less than 1.8 trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $47,092,584,000,000 (more than 47 trillion dollars)
Over the weekend hundreds of thousands of computers around the world were afflicted by ransomware called WannaCry that encrypts files and makes them inaccessible unless the owner forks over a Bitcoin payment. The ransomware exploited a bug in Microsoft software of which the company was aware and for which it had made available a patch. However, users had to download the patch, and for an older version of software, users had to pay for it, so many computers were still vulnerable. Although the hackers who distributed the ransomware are unknown, apparently they used an exploit codenamed ETERNALBLUE, originally developed by the NSA, to penetrate Microsoft’s software.
A computer security expert discovered a kill switch in WannaCry that stopped the program from spreading by diverting it to a dead-end on the internet, but there may be a variant that does not have the kill switch. It is unknown how far the program will spread or what havoc it will ultimately wreak. What is crystal clear, however, is what many computer experts have warned of for years: many of the world’s computers and much of the infrastructure, including the internet, is highly vulnerable to disruption or outright shutdown.
… in a death struggle to control the power of government, and with it our lives, liberty, and property:
by Paul Craig Roberts
“Fifty years ago, the streets of Leningrad taught me one thing: If a fight is inevitable, you must strike first.” Vladimir Putin
On April 26—16 days ago—Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznihir, Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces, stated at the Moscow International Security Conference that the Operations Command of the Russian General Staff has concluded that Washington is preparing a nuclear first strike on Russia.
As I reported some time ago and more recently in my column about North Korea, the Chinese leadership has also concluded that the US intends a nuclear first strike against China.
Alone either Russia or China can destroy the US. If they act together, the destruction of the US would be redundant. What is the intelligence, if any, and morality, clearly none, of the US leadership that recklessly and irresponsibly invites Russia and China to preempt Washington’s attack on them with an attack on the US?