Revisionist History Hits Roadblock in Alabama As Monuments Find Protection

As if it weren’t enough for the liberals of our nation to control the current historical narrative via their stranglehold on the mainstream media, the left has been intimately involved in revising past history as well.

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Usually, anyone who refers to the War of Yankee Aggression as a “civil” war looses his/her credibility with informed Southerners. Also, West uses the term “revisionist history” in a sense that is backwards to what it means to Al Benson and I (and many others).

Nevertheless, the news is good. Ou rah! to Alabama. — jtl, 419

By Andrew West via Constitution

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)One of their favorite targets has been the American Civil War, and it’s a fairly transparent tactic.

The left has spent countless decades attempting to vilify the South by publicly shaming them for the slavery that “caused the Civil War”, when, in fact, the war itself was truly and unequivocally a result of northern lawmakers’ attempts to sabotage the sovereignty provided by states’ rights as the nation continued westward in Manifest Destiny.  Truth aside, the slavery story is what children are taught in schools across the non-southern United States.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2)Now, in modern context, the left has allowed a sneaky game of association to play out.  By equating the South with slavery, (read:  Evil), the modern republican grasp on this portion of the United States inherently becomes evil as well.  History will teach us that a republican emancipated the slaves, however, the well-trained modern conjecture is that southerners, current day republicans as a whole, were evil slave holders.  It is merely another trick of perception by the mainstream elitist media.

Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsIn this quest to keep southerners under their thumb, and under the auspices of “political correctness”, liberals the nation over have begun demanding that statues, monuments, and celebrations with Confederate subject matter be swept under the rug or destroyed altogether.  It is the epitome of revisionist history, and it is a menace to our nation’s future.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualEnvironmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewLuckily, the great state of Alabama recognizes the issue, and is taking steps to avoid such a fate.

“Alabama lawmakers of Friday approved sweeping protections for Confederate monuments, names and other historic memorials, as some Southern cities rethink the appropriateness of keeping such emblems on public property.

“The measure ‘would prohibit the relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or other disturbance of any architecturally significant building, memorial building, memorial street, or monument’ that has stood on public property for 40 or more years,’ it reads. Changes to names or memorials installed between 20 and 40 years ago would need permission from a new state commission.

“African-American lawmakers opposed the bill at every step of the legislative process, saying argued that solidifies a shameful legacy of slavery.

“‘You say we are protecting history. We are not protecting history. We are protecting monuments that represent oppression to a large part of the people in the state of Alabama,’ said Sen. Hank Sanders, an African-American Democrat from Selma.

“Supporters argued that the measure should protect all kinds of history — not just Confederate symbols.

“Sen. Gerald Allen, the bill’s Republican sponsor, criticized what he called a ‘wave of political correctness’ wiping out monuments to people he said were historically significant even if they had their personal flaws.”

Every now and then we are able to celebrate common sense victories such as this one, but not without sacrifice.

Just last week, a Confederate monument in Louisiana was removed at the behest of left-leaning groups.

 

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Lew Rockwell on Confederate Statues

 “But the disgusted may have a remedy: commission Confederate statues, or buy the discarded, and display them on private property.  In the South, far away from decaying federal encampments like New Orleans.  Create an educational park about secession, Lincoln’s invasion, and all related issues, featuring a first-class museum, library, courses, films, resident scholars, and more. Tell the truth. It would draw international attention.”

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsNot just yes but hell yes to all of the above and then some. I would add, check your family tree. Many of us have ancestors that fought for our freedom from the Lincoln Cultural Marxists. Therefore, we are eligible for membership in the Sons (or Daughters) of the Confederacy.

If you find that to be true for you, seek out and join your local chapter of Sons (or Daughters). If you do not have a “local chapter,” consider starting one.

Combat Shooter's Handbook We should also be thinking about some sort of “auxiliary” for those who may not be able to trace their roots to the Confederacy but who are, never the less, sympathetic to our cause.

This is an important segment of the war we absolutely can NOT loose.

Yours for freedom in our lifetimes. — jtl, 419

by Al Benson Jr. via revisedhistory

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute I read an interesting little blip on http://www.lewrockwell.com this morning, May 19th. It seems that the cultural Marxist Regime in New Orleans is to take down the statue of General Lee on this day. Mr. Rocklwell’s headline said New Orleans would “dismantle” the Lee statue. To me that’s a nice way of saying they are going to break it up, but then I’ve been known on rare occasions, to have a suspicious mind, so I could be wrong.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1) I will quote Lew Rockwell here so you all can see what he said: “But the disgusted may have a remedy: commission Confederate statues, or buy the discarded, and display them on private property.  In the South, far away from decaying federal encampments like New Orleans.  Create an educational park about secession, Lincoln’s invasion, and all related issues, featuring a first-class museum, library, courses, films, resident scholars, and more. Tell the truth. It would draw international attention.”

The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2)   Such would be a positive response to all the negative fertilizer we hear about the monuments and our flags. I have read about and noticed across the South, that local SCV groups and others have been buying little chunks of private property, some of them not any bigger than my carport at home, and they have been raising big, big Confederate flags on them–flagpoles 100 feet high with flags 30-50 feet long. This is much to the chagrin of local cultural Marxist excuses for politicians who can’t do anything about them because the are on private property. That is the same principle that Lew Rockwell is talking about here.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)I realize such endeavors would take a good bit of money, but it might be something area Confederate groups could begin to work toward as worthwhile projects. And if private property could be purchased in some areas from sympathetic property owners then efforts along these lines could be started on a modest scale and could grow as funds became more available.

 A Handbook for Ranch Managers  Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewMy wife and I have friends over near Laurel, Mississippi that have what they call a “little home lending library”  from which they loan books out to local folks who are interested in various subjects. Why couldn’t something like that be done in regard to Southern and Confederate history and heritage? What you would need is a not-too-big piece of private property where you could put up a small building. Our friends’ home lending library is not huge by any means, it’s probably a little bigger than our kitchen at home, and we don’t have a big kitchen. Yet they have managed to get books, many from his personal library, about theology, history, politics, and other subjects of general interest. If we could just learn to start thinking along these lines we might be able to come up with lots of possibilities that could be done locally by a few dedicated people, and they would not have to be as big as the Smithsonian Institute–and most assuredly not as politically correct.

A final question–who owns the “dismantled” statue of General Lee?  Does the city of New Orleans own these statues and what will they do with them once they are all down? There might be various answers to that question depending where in the South you happen to be.

I have been told that the beautiful Confederate monument next to the courthouse in Caddo Parish in Shreveport is on private property and that the statue belongs to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  I don’t know authoritatively, so maybe someone can fill me in. That may well be true, otherwise the cultural Marxists in Shreveport would already have been there with the wrecking crew, with masks on, at midnight, with police snipers posted on the courthouse, ready to take it down. They’ll probably still try to do that if they can get by with it–legal, illegal, or otherwise.

Somehow, we have got to start thinking along the lines of finding good places for those statues and monuments we may be able to rescue so that we can make sure they are put back up someplace that we have control over rather than some city with weaseling politicians.

Please pray about this, and talk to others who may have similar concerns and there may be things those who want to preserve their culture can do in some areas to blunt the attacks of the cultural Marxists. After all, if the city council of East Overshoe votes to take down the local Confederate monument, only to see it back up in someone’s pasture five miles outside of town in a couple or three months where it can still be seen, what have they gained in the long run except a good chance of being booted out of office in the next election?

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Hated by Our Enemy, the Deep State

Source: Hated by Our Enemy, the Deep State

It is so damned silly it is down right sickening. — jtl, 419

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America’s Reign of Terror

It’s time to wake up and stop being deceived by government propaganda…We’re not dealing with a government that exists to serve its people, protect their liberties and ensure their happiness. Rather, these are the diabolical machinations of a make-works program carried out on an epic scale whose only purpose is to keep the powers-that-be permanently (and profitably) employed.

But, but, but…they hate us because we are free, right?

“The means of defense against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.” ― James Madison

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Who designed the malware worm that is now wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers internationally by hackers demanding a king’s ransom? The U.S. government.

Who is the biggest black market buyer and stockpiler of cyberweapons (weaponized malware that can be used to hack into computer systems, spy on citizens, and destabilize vast computer networks)? The U.S. government.

Combat Shooter's Handbook  What country has one the deadliest arsenals of weapons of mass destruction? The U.S. government.

Who is the largest weapons manufacturer and exporter in the world, such that they are literally arming the world? The U.S. government.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute Which is the only country to ever use a nuclear weapon in wartime? The United States.

How did Saddam Hussein build Iraq’s massive arsenal of tanks, planes, missiles, and chemical weapons during the 1980s? With help from the U.S. government.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1) The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)   Who gave Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida “access to a fortune in covert funding and top-level combat weaponry”? The U.S. government.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewWhat country has a pattern and practice of entrapment that involves targeting vulnerable individuals, feeding them with the propaganda, know-how and weapons intended to turn them into terrorists, and then arresting them as part of an elaborately orchestrated counterterrorism sting? The U.S. government.

Where did ISIS get many of their deadliest weapons, including assault rifles and tanks to anti-missile defenses? From the U.S. government.

Which country has a history of secretly testing out dangerous weapons and technologies on its own citizens? The U.S. government.

Are you getting the picture yet?

The U.S. government isn’t protecting us from terrorism. Battlefield America: T… John W. Whitehead Best Price: $7.98 Buy New $15.49

The U.S. government is creating the terror. It is, in fact, the source of the terror.

Just think about it for a minute: almost every tyranny being perpetrated against the citizenry—purportedly to keep us safe and the nation secure—has come about as a result of some threat manufactured in one way or another by our own government.

Cyberwarfare. Terrorism.

Bio-chemical attacks. The nuclear arms race.

Surveillance. The drug wars.

In almost every instance, the U.S. government has in its typical Machiavellian fashion sown the seeds of terror domestically and internationally in order to expand its own totalitarian powers.

It’s time to wake up and stop being deceived by government propaganda.

We’re not dealing with a government that exists to serve its people, protect their liberties and ensure their happiness. Rather, these are the diabolical machinations of a make-works program carried out on an epic scale whose only purpose is to keep the powers-that-be permanently (and profitably) employed.

Case in point: For years now, the U.S. government has been creating what one intelligence insider referred to as a cyber-army capable of offensive attacks.

As Reuters reported back in 2013:

Even as the U.S. government confronts rival powers over widespread Internet espionage, it has become the biggest buyer in a burgeoning gray market where hackers and security firms sell tools for breaking into computers. The strategy is spurring concern in the technology industry and intelligence community that Washington is in effect encouraging hacking and failing to disclose to software companies and customers the vulnerabilities exploited by the purchased hacks. That’s because U.S. intelligence and military agencies aren’t buying the tools primarily to fend off attacks. Rather, they are using the tools to infiltrate computer networks overseas, leaving behind spy programs and cyber-weapons that can disrupt data or damage systems.

As part of this cyberweapons programs, government agencies such as the NSA have been stockpiling all kinds of nasty malware, viruses and hacking tools that can “steal financial account passwords, turn an iPhone into a listening device, or, in the case of Stuxnet, sabotage a nuclear facility.”

And now we learn that the NSA is responsible for the latest threat posed by the “WannaCry” or “Wanna Decryptor” malware worm which—as a result of hackers accessing the government’s arsenal—has hijacked more than 57,000 computers and crippled health care, communications infrastructure, logistics, and government entities in more than 70 countries already.

All the while the government was repeatedly warned about the dangers of using criminal tactics to wage its own cyberwars.

It was warned about the consequences of blowback should its cyberweapons get into the wrong hands.

The government chose to ignore the warnings.

That’s exactly how the 9/11 attacks unfolded.

First, the government helped to create the menace that was al-Qaida and then, when bin Laden had left the nation reeling in shock (despite countless warnings that fell on tone-deaf ears), it demanded—and was given—immense new powers in the form of the USA Patriot Act in order to fight the very danger it had created.

This has become the shadow government’s modus operandi regardless of which party controls the White House: the government creates a menace—knowing full well the ramifications such a danger might pose to the public—then without ever owning up to the part it played in unleashing that particular menace on an unsuspecting populace, it demands additional powers in order to protect “we the people” from the threat.

Yet the powers-that-be don’t really want us to feel safe.

They want us cowering and afraid and willing to relinquish every last one of our freedoms in exchange for their phantom promises of security.

As a result, it’s the American people who pay the price for the government’s insatiable greed and quest for power.

We’re the ones to suffer the blowback.

Blowback: a term originating from within the American Intelligence community, denoting the unintended consequences, unwanted side-effects, or suffered repercussions of a covert operation that fall back on those responsible for the aforementioned operations.

As historian Chalmers Johnson explains, “blowback is another way of saying that a nation reaps what it sows.”

Unfortunately, “we the people” are the ones who keep reaping what the government sows.

We’re the ones who suffer every time, directly and indirectly, from the blowback.

We’re made to pay trillions of dollars in blood money to a military industrial complex that kills without conscience. We’ve been saddled with a crumbling infrastructure, impoverished cities and a faltering economy while our tax dollars are squandered on lavish military installations and used to prop up foreign economies. We’ve been stripped of our freedoms. We’re treated like suspects and enemy combatants. We’re spied on by government agents: our communications read, our movements tracked, our faces mapped, our biometrics entered into a government database. We’re terrorized by militarized police who roam our communities and SWAT teams that break into our homes. We’re subjected to invasive patdowns in airports, roadside strip searches and cavity probes, forced blood draws.

This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls.

We can persuade ourselves that life is still good, that America is still beautiful, and that “we the people” are still free.

However, as I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the moment you tune out the carefully constructed distractions—the year-round sports entertainment, the political theatrics, the military’s war cries, the president’s chest-thumping, and the techno-gadgets and social media that keep us oblivious to what’s really going on in the world around us—you quickly find that the only credible threat to our safety and national security is in fact the government itself.

As science fiction writer Philip K. Dick warned, “Don’t believe what you see; it’s an enthralling—[and] destructive, evil snare. Under it is a totally different world, even placed differently along the linear axis.”

In other words, all is not as it seems.

The powers-that-be are not acting in our best interests.

“We the people” are not free.

The government is not our friend.

And America will never be safe or secure as long as our government continues to pillage and plunder and bomb and bulldoze and kill and create instability and fund insurgencies and police the globe.

So what can we do to stop the blowback, liberate the country from the iron-clad grip of the military industrial complex, and get back to a point where freedom actually means something? A Government of Wolves… John W. Whitehead Best Price: $3.06 Buy New $9.31

For starters, get your priorities in order. As long as Americans are more inclined to be offended over the fate of a Confederate statue rather than the government’s blatant disregard for the Constitution and human rights, then the status quo will remain.

Stop playing politics with your principles. As long as Americans persist in thinking like Republicans and Democrats—refusing to recognize that every administration in recent years has embraced and advanced the government’s authoritarian tactics—then the status quo will remain.

Value all human life as worthy of protection. As long as Americans, including those who claim to value the sanctity of human life, not only turn a blind eye to the government’s indiscriminate killings of innocent civilians but champion them, then the status quo will remain.

Recognize that in the eyes of the government, we’re all expendable. As long as we allow the government to play this dangerous game in which “we the people” are little more than pawns to be used, abused, easily manipulated and just as easily discarded—whether it’s under the guise of national security, the war on terror, the war on drugs, or any other manufactured bogeyman it can dream up—then the status quo will remain.

Demand that the government stop creating, stockpiling and deploying weapons of mass destruction: nuclear, chemical, biological, cyber, etc. As long as the government continues to use our tax dollars to create, stockpile and deploy weapons of mass destruction—whether those weapons are meant to kill, maim or disable (as in the case of the WannaCry computer virus)—we will be vulnerable to anyone who attempts to use those weapons against us and the status quo will remain.

Finally, stop supporting the war machine and, as Chalmers Johnson suggests, “bring our rampant militarism under control”:

From George Washington’s “farewell address” to Dwight Eisenhower’s invention of the phrase “military-industrial complex,” American leaders have warned about the dangers of a bloated, permanent, expensive military establishment that has lost its relationship to the country because service in it is no longer an obligation of citizenship. Our military operates the biggest arms sales operation on earth; it rapes girls, women and schoolchildren in Okinawa; it cuts ski-lift cables in Italy, killing twenty vacationers, and dismisses what its insubordinate pilots have done as a “training accident”; it allows its nuclear attack submarines to be used for joy rides for wealthy civilian supporters and then covers up the negligence that caused the sinking of a Japanese high school training ship; it propagandizes the nation with Hollywood films glorifying military service (Pearl Harbor); and it manipulates the political process to get more carrier task forces, antimissile missiles, nuclear weapons, stealth bombers and other expensive gadgets for which we have no conceivable use. Two of the most influential federal institutions are not in Washington but on the south side of the Potomac River–the Defense Department and the Central Intelligence Agency. Given their influence today, one must conclude that the government outlined in the Constitution of 1787 no longer bears much relationship to the government that actually rules from Washington. Until that is corrected, we should probably stop talking about “democracy” and “human rights.”

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The Marine Corps Institute (MCI) develops correspondence courses for Marines with all kinds of Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) on all manner of subjects. This is one of those courses.

The print is relatively small because that is the way it was in the original and this is an exact reproduction. Also, as a tribute to the individual (and a touch of reality), you will notice that the editorial pencil marks and underlined passages that were put there by the Marine that took this course. They were intentionally left in the reproduction.

This version of the course was authorized in September of 1984. With the exception the development of Infrared technology, it contains information and techniques that have changed very little since the Vietnam war. These battle proven tactics are as valid today as they were in Quang Nam province in 1968.

They will maintain their validity during the upcoming inevitable event of total economic, political and social collapse. Yours for freedom in our lifetimes. jtl, 419

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Who Is John DeStefano?

“We have, in effect, a civil war going on in this country at this point–the Trump administration vs. the Deep State, shadow government, or whatever you want to call it. These people are attempting to illegitimately overthrow the legitimate Trump administration and replace it with a horrendous collectivist nightmare of their own concoction.”
The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsYep, what is unfolding in front of our very eyes is a coup d’etat with, I fear, a very  weak acceptance by the general public.

On the other hand, I’ve read where some believe there is an explanation for why Comey was so wishy-washey about the FBI’s “investigations” and prosecuting Hillary. The FBI had (has) uncovered so much corruption by so many people that he was afraid to openly reveal it because he feared that the entire government would collapse.

Ou rah! I say bring it on. We don’t need them. Never have. Never will. –jtl, 419
by Al Benson Jr. via The Copperhead Chronicle

Combat Shooter's Handbook Never heard of John DeStefano? Well, until tonight, neither had I, but as the saying goes, you learn something new every day and I guess today was my day to learn about John DeStefano. I’m not quite sure I like what I learned, but then, I guess you take the bad with the good.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps InstituteI read an article by Mike Cernovich on http://www.Infowars.com for May 17th which told me what I needed to know about Mr. DeStefano. Here is some of it. Read it and weep!

Mr. Cernovich says: “Johnny DeStefano, a GOP elite loyalist who never vocally supported Trump, was somehow given the most important job in a presidential transition. As director of presidential personnel, DeStefano decides who will work in the Trump administration. DeStefano has been using his power to undermine Trump in several ways.”

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1) “Johnny DeStefano, head of personnel and policy for President Donald Trump, has blocked Trump supporters from the White House, twenty-three people with direct knowledge of hiring and personnel have reported to me. Over 800 Trump supporters hold positions as Schedule C Federal Employees. These positions are temporary and expire after 120 days.” Those positions will be up at the end of this week–and who will those people be replaced with?

The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2)   Cernovich said: “Fewer than 15% of Trump’s temporary appointees (Schedule C) have been given permanent positions. Their terms are coming up and they are being sent home…Even pro-Trump interns are being blocked, as another source told me.”

“DeStefano has brought in rabid Never Trumpers like Brian Hook…Alex Pfeiffer of the Daily Caller exclusively reported back in March: Brian Hook, a Trump critic and former 
Bush administration official, is currently serving as the State Department’s director of policy planning, the Daily Caller has learned…”

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)“Since taking over at State, Brian Hook has pulled the security clearances of several of Trump’s most loyal supporters, putting America’s national security at risk. DeStefano has also been coordinating with H. R.  McMaster to ‘Make the NSC Democrat Again’.” If you want to know who H. R. McMaster is, read the article posted on May 16th on http://revisedhistory.wordpress.com entitled False Prophets in the White House?

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewWe have, in effect, a civil war going on in this country at this point–the Trump administration vs. the Deep State, shadow government, or whatever you want to call it. These people are attempting to illegitimately overthrow the legitimate Trump administration and replace it with a horrendous collectivist nightmare of their own concoction.

Mr. Cernovich says: ” Tweet this (the Infowars article) to: @RealDonaldTrump.” I am not on Twitter so I can’t do that  but maybe some of you all can.

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False Prophets in the White House?

I don’t pretend to know who advised Mr. Trump to pick all these people for these important positions, but whoever did just about insured that Mr. Trump would never drain the swamp, rather the swamp would inundate him and his America-First agenda, and I suspect that was the real reason these people were chosen–to ensure that “business as usual” would continue in the swamp no matter what Donald Trump said or did.

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by Al Benson Jr.

Way back in ancient times kings had prophets who were supposed to be able to predict the future for them, especially during wars, so that the king should know what he should or should not do. Lots (not all) of these prophets were plain out and out fakes who told the king what they thought he would like to hear. Some of them predicted future events in such a way that you could take their predictions two or three different ways, so that if the king didn’t get what he wanted the prophet could say “when I said such and such I meant it this way, not the way you took it.” Depending on the king, and the mood he was in that day, such an explanation might save your head. At other times–well–nobody lives forever anyway.

However, in the new Trump administration it would almost…

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15 Actionable Tips for Staying Safe During Times of Civil Unrest

 Since the Donald entered the White House, America has gone from bad to worse as far as violence goes…Essentially, we’ve seen every major urban city on the both coasts explode with violence.
Combat Shooter's HandbookOnly those who have been living under a rock do not realize that we are at war. 

by Brian L. via Bearing Arms

Since the Donald entered the White House, America has gone from bad to worse as far as violence goes.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The rise of mob violence, riots, and outright targeting of people by domestic terrorist groups – like Antifa, Communists, Black Lives Matter, and other Soros-funded radical far-left groups – isn’t to be taken lightly.

We saw Berkeley blow up in riots because Milo Yiannopoulos was invited to speak there. We saw mobs rioting in Portland. We saw Washington D.C. trashed at the Women’s March and inauguration riots, and we saw violent leftists attack people at a College Republicans event at NYU where Gavin Mcinnes was speaking.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsEssentially, we’ve seen every major urban city on the both coasts explode with violence. Until these jobless, bandanna wearing, woman-beating losers get arrested, America’s urban centers will continue to see violence as they continue to rage against freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and well…just plain freedom.

Just look at some of the action from the past few days and weeks:

Police have extinguished a flaming MAGA hat outside NYU’s Kimmel Center pic.twitter.com/FglvK1X13r

— Noah Hurowitz (@NoahHurowitz) February 2, 2017

Media colleague @itsmikebivins warned not to record violent anti-Trump protests. At least 1 media crew attacked last night #PortlandProtest pic.twitter.com/fVKgaLHKO5

— Andy C. Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) November 13, 2016

You get the idea.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1) The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)     So, what’s a God-fearing, America-loving, tolerant and decent person to do when these riots (not “protests”) break out? Here are a few tips I’ve gleaned over the years from law enforcement officers, weapons experts, martial artists, spec-ops guys, and SWAT Team members on how to protect yourself and your family when you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.

How to Survive a Riot

  1. Don’t go near it: If you don’t have to be there, don’t. There’s no honor in putting yourself in harm’s way, taking a brick to the head, and getting put in a coma. If you can stay away, do it. Leave the ego at home. Don’t look for trouble, because you’ll find more than you can handle. This is about you going home to your loved ones, not them coming to see you in a hospital bed.
  2. Situational awareness: Always know what’s going on around you. Always. At the grocery store, at red lights, in your driveway, when you’re out in public, in a parking lot, at the ATM, anywhere. If you see something that looks odd, stay away. If you see some people who look like they’re planning something or up to no good, you’re probably right. Walk proud, keep your head on a swivel, and don’t look like a victim (more on that below). Lock your car doors. Pull your head out of your app, and know who is around you. More on that here.
  3. Every day carry (EDC): Depending on what state you live in, you’ll have certain options as far as what you carry with you every day when you leave the house. For me, living in a free state, I carry a .40 cal pistol with an extra magazine, a small pocket knife, a neck knife, and if I’m in the mood to be extremely safe I bring pepper spray. All concealed, all the time. You DO NOT want to get caught in a situation that requires you to defend yourself without the tools necessary to do it.
  4. If you’re in it, don’t panic: If you find yourself out and about when violence breaks out, DO. NOT. PANIC. Panic doesn’t help. Rational thinking does. Don’t freak out and don’t freeze in place and wait for a beatdown. You need to act and act quickly. Which, brings me to my next point.
  5. Master OODA Loop: If you’re a military guy or anyone who has received any kind of tactical training, you may have heard of OODA Loop. It stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, Act and has to do with how you handle yourself in a high-stress or crisis situation. Basically, it means that you assess the situation, weigh your options, and make a decision. Instead of me hashing it out here, go check out master military strategist John Boyd’s writing on it. You’ll be very glad you did.
  6. Know that you ARE NOT safe: These rioters who trash their own cities and attack women? They ARE NOT like you. The Antifa thugs, Communists, and far-left progressives don’t like people like you. They hate freedom. They don’t care if children get hurt, or if you’re with your family; so don’t try to reason with them, because it won’t work. They are not rational, so don’t expect any favors. Valueless people act in valueless ways, and you could be shown no mercy. Know your enemy.
  7. Run: This is your best option. If you can run, do it. Run away and do not stop until you’re sure you’re safe. There’s no honor in getting hurt in a riot.
  8. Don’t wait for the police: If things are out of control, don’t expect the police or military to save you. You need to protect yourself and your family. In riots like we’ve seen recently, the police don’t know who the good guys are and who the bad ones are at first glance. And, oftentimes, they can’t get to you anyways. You need to take action because the police may be overwhelmed and have no way to immediately help you.
  9. If you need to, join in: If you can’t get out or get away, and see no options, join in. Take off your Trump hat, and blend into the crowd – only for as long as you have to get out and get where you need to be. Again, this is about your safety. It’s about survival.
  10. Don’t look like a target: Cowards in masks attack targets. It’s what cowards do. So, don’t look like one. If you’re hunched over with your face in your phone and not paying attention, that projects weakness and paints you as a target to rioters. Walk upright, look people in the eye, and don’t let people get close to you. If they do, issue strong verbal commands to show them you mean business and tell them to back off. Harsh language means something to these people. You’re speaking their language. So walk proud, watch for cues that you’re about to be attacked (e.g. posturing, looking around, change in stance, etc.), keep moving, maintain as much distance as you can from a would-be attacker, use strong verbal commands, and keep your head up. This has to do with something called “managing unknown contacts” (MUC). A man named “Tom “Kenobi” turned me onto this and you can read about it in depth here.
  11. If you need to, hide: Plain and simple. If it’s so bad that you have no way to get out and there’s a SAFE place for you to lockdown for a while (maybe if you have young kids with you and can’t evade danger) then hide. A house, a locked door, anything where your safety is guaranteed. I wouldn’t recommend it most times but if you have to, hide and wait it out.
  12. Never get backed into a corner: If you get put up against a wall or backed into a corner with a mob of violent morons coming at you, you’re going to take a beating. So, don’t do it. Evade, evade, evade. Always stay moving, and never stop until you’re safe.
  13. If you can, stay in a pack: There’s strength in numbers. Stay with others or find some like-minded people and join them. Your chances of coming out unscathed and walking away are always better if you have others to help watch your back. Don’t get divided, help each other, and communicate as you’re navigating the riot.
  14. Never start a fight, but know how to finish one: If you’re not already, you need to get trained so you’ll know how to fight if you have to. And, I’m not talking about Karate or Kung Fu. I’m talking about real life stuff that will let you incapacitate your attackers and save your life so you can go home to your loved ones. BJJ, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Aikido, and Krav Maga come to mind here. Learn how to fight. Never start it, but know how to finish it and get away.
  15. Never brandish a weapon (unless you have to): This is last resort stuff. If you’re carrying a weapon (e.g. a gun, knife, ASP), you have to genuinely fear for your life and/or the life of others you’re with to legally use it. Remember, weapons are tools that you use when you need to. You’re not Rambo. And, no matter how you think a shootout will go down, it won’t go down that way. You’re not in the movies. If you have to fight, learn how to fight with your weapon. Sometimes you might not need to draw. But if you do, be sure you’ve been trained and know how to use it.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewThat’s all folks. Remember, in a mob or riot, your one goal is to get out alive. That’s it. These are some of the tactics that can help you do it. You’re not in it to fight (you’ll lose) and you’re not in it to prove your point or change hearts and minds (they won’t listen anyways).

Get out, stay alive, and go home.

That’s the plan.

Brian L. Brian L. is a paleoconservative writer and startup marketing consultant who has a B.A. in Political Science, an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion, and a penchant for debunking humanity. Find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/blenz_usa_

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“Chuckie” Schumer Should Just Butt Out!

“So I can only think of two possibilities. If Schumer and the rest of the fringe Left know something we don’t, then we are in real trouble and the country is gone, but no one has told us yet. On the other hand, if they are just running a bluff, then that means they are like the little man in Alice in Wonderland who hides behind the curtain so no one will know how small and puny he really is. He makes a big noise but it’s all political gas. If that is the real case, pardon me for being so blunt, but someone should tell Chuckie Schumer and his Leftist buddies to go stuff it!!!”
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Is anyone else getting sick of Chuck Schumer butting into everything the Trump administration assays to do or is it just me?  It almost seems as if the president can’t blow his nose without Chuck Schumer standing in back of him telling him (and the prostitute press) that he didn’t do it right, that he shouldn’t have done it at all and that if he does it again Schumer will issue a call for a congressional investigation because Trump used a blue handkerchief  on Tuesday instead of a deep pink one.

You’d almost get the impression that Schumer is vice-president of the world and that the Trump administration is only there by his permission, which he is about to withdraw because they haven’t done everything he wanted.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute To call this guy arrogant would be an understatement. He still seems to think Obama is in power and that he can do whatever he wants. Maybe someone should clue him, Hillary, Holder and all the rest of these wanna-be dictators in, that they LOST the election. The public looked at their agenda, turned green, and headed for the commode! Schumer’s greatest “gift” to the world will be when he, in 2037, finally gives up trying to pin the results of this last election on Putin!

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsThis guy is about as far removed from mainstream America as Venus is from Jupiter. He’s so far to the left he even puts the cultural Marxists to shame and yet he prattles on in such a way that you would think he is in supreme command in Washington.

And then there is Comrade Eric Holder. He used to be what passed for an attorney general (get the barf bag)! He’s out there telling Jeff Sessions that he’s “dumb on crime.” What would Holder know about crime? He ignored so much of it. As attorney general he didn’t even measure up to being a farce. All he ever was, was a mouthpiece for whatever radical socialist program Obama wanted to enforce.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewThese people, Obama included, strut around as if they were still in control. Do they know something we don’t? Obama, when he’s not on vacation in the South Seas, practically lives in the White House’s back yard. Does he figure it will be easier to move back in if he’s that close? The question of whether he’d like to or not doesn’t even deserve an answer. But, in the final analysis, he will do what he’s told to do.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1) The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3) So I can only think of two possibilities. If Schumer and the rest of the fringe Left know something we don’t, then we are in real trouble and the country is gone, but no one has told us yet. On the other hand, if they are just running a bluff, then that means they are like the little man in Alice in Wonderland who hides behind the curtain so no one will know how small and puny he really is. He makes a big noise but it’s all political gas. If that is the real case, pardon me for being so blunt, but someone should tell Chuckie Schumer and his Leftist buddies to go stuff it!!!

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Fox’s ‘Gang of Five’: Blind to Black Mob Violence.

We know that every hour on the hour, CNN, PBS, NPR, NBC, and other Fox competitors take delight in reminding us that black people are relentless victims of relentless white racism, all the time, everywhere, and that explains everything…They are practiced in the art of deception and we can tell by the ease with which they repeat the greatest lie of this century with such familiarity… But Fox News… Aren’t they supposed to be different? At least a little bit?…But are they?

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1) I suspect that fear for their jobs is a big part of their motive. — jtl, 419

By Colin Flaherty via American Thinker

The more we expect more from Fox News, the less we get.

We know that every hour on the hour, CNN, PBS, NPR, NBC, and other Fox competitors take delight in reminding us that black people are relentless victims of relentless white racism, all the time, everywhere, and that explains everything.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2)    They are practiced in the art of deception and we can tell by the ease with which they repeat the greatest lie of this century with such familiarity.

But Fox News… Aren’t they supposed to be different? At least a little bit?

But are they? Not really. Not on the issue of black violence and denial.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)Not if you watch a recent episode of “The Five” where they featured a video of a little old white lady with small dogs asking a large group of black people to turn down their music.

Soon after, the black people were harassing her, threatening her, calling her names before one of the mob picked her up, slammed her to the ground, then threw her in the pool. All accompanied by great encouragement — and delight — from the bystanders.

The Gang of Five got it wrong. All wrong. Right away. They said this assault had nothing to do with race.

Combat Shooter's Handbook“It’s hard for the news to cover it because if you cover it, it as though you covering some kind of racial story,” said Greg Gutfeld. “Rather than pointing out this isn’t about race, this is about lawlessness.”

Juan Williams was happy to hear that, and more eager to agree: could have happened to anyone, said Juan. Including him. And racial violence? What’s that?

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute Jesse Watters chimed in: “There is no racial component to this story, the racial component is how this story was covered or not covered.”

One does not preclude the other.

The “no racial component” line is a common one, and often used to deny that black on white crime and violence exist wildly out of proportion. Because to have a racial component — or be racially motivated — reporters and public officials tell us the perpetrators have to be kind enough leave some evidence of their intent: Signs, notes, chants, threats, with racial slurs.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsAbsent that, there is nothing. As for patterns? They are not important.

Why not flip it around: If this attack and hundreds others like it recently have nothing to do with race, then they must be a coincidence. Right? Random. Right?

Let’s start with the crowd of black people at the party: what are the chances their gathering is random, and that race is not a central organizing feature of their activity? That is easy to figure out and the chances turn out to be just about equal to a 747 crashing on your front lawn in the next one hour, and Greg Gutfeld emerging from the carnage, unscathed, still the funniest writer in America on every topic save one.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewIf this kind of violence were isolated, they would have a point. But it is not isolated.

And just because The Gang of Five ignore the other examples of black mob violence and criminality that we document on these pages, in my books and on my YouTube channels, that does not mean they do not exist.

How about a recent run down: remember the 60 black people who rampaged through a BART station in Oakland? How about the large-scale black mob violence in a Philadelphia school that sent 10 teachers to the hospital? Or the black violence at a carnival in Taylor, Michigan that sent five cops to the hospital?

Or the black mob violence in one of America’s most peaceful college campuses, the University of California, Davis that sent three cops to the hospital? Or the hundreds of black people attacking cops at a recent carnival in New Jersey?

Or the black people who actively sought to confront and fight police during Black College Beach weekend in Virginia Beach?

And let’s not forget the large scale black mob violence at the Truman Heritage Festival in Missouri or on 6th Street in Austin or….

This is a long list: All from the last few weeks. And there are dozens and dozens more.  Most on video. Easy to find. Click right here, for starters, if you like.

And none of that has anything to do with race?

Ask any member of Black Lives Matter or any of their satraps in the media: Black violence has everything to do with race. White racism causes black violence. And white people who complain about black violence and criminality wildly out of proportion are just exercising white privilege, because black people have no expectation of crime-free neighborhoods, so why should you?

They call it critical race theory, and you may not have heard of it, but your kids learn it in school, and reporters swear by it on your TV news shows.

The military people tell us the first transgression is an accident. The second a coincidence. But the third is an act of war.

So what do we call the one millionth?

And what do we call otherwise smart and funny people who are in denial, deceit and delusion about it?

The Gang of Five on Fox News.

Colin Flaherty is an award-winning reporter and author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry. You can find lots of videos of black mob violence and denial on his YouTube channel. Start here.

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Texas Takes Big Step Toward Freedom From Fed’s Money Monopoly

The American Heritage Dictionary defines fiat money as “paper money decreed legal tender, not backed by gold or silver.” The two characteristics of fiat money, therefore, are (1) it does not represent anything of intrinsic value and (2) it is decreed legal tender. Legal tender simply means that there is a law requiring everyone to accept the currency in commerce. The two always go together because, since the money really is worthless, it soon would be rejected by the public in favor of a more reliable medium of exchange, such as gold or silver coin.”
The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)There will never be peace on earth-goodwill toward men as long as the idea of a “central bank” is tollerated anywhere on the earth. Fiat money is the enabler of all evil.
Proud to be a Texan. — jtl, 419
Texas Takes Big Step Toward Freedom From Fed's Money Monopoly

Lawmakers in the Texas House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill approving the establishment of a bullion depository, preparing the Lone Stare state’s bypass of the Federal Reserve’s exclusive control of currency.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2)    House Bill 3169 was introduced in March by State Representative Giovanni Capriglione. Passed by the House May 4, it makes a multi-faceted assault on the Fed’s mismanaged money monopoly, including provisions for overseeing the depositing of “state money” and the setting of rates of exchange between precious metals stored in the facility and other currencies, including U.S. dollars.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)Language in a state bill referring to U.S. dollars in a way that makes them sound like foreign currency, is refreshing as it represents an apparently sincere effort to sever the ties binding individual Americans to the boom-bust boondoggle that is the Federal Reserve.

It’s been nearly two years since Governor Greg Abbot signed into a law legislation authorizing a state gold bullion and precious metal depository. The ink wasn’t dry on the act before state agents accelerated the process of getting the depository fully functional.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsCommenting on the crescendo of state attempts to abolish the Federal Reserve’s exclusive control of the money, economics professor William Greene laid out how the effort could successfully sink the Fed.

Over time, as residents of the State use both Federal Reserve Notes and silver and gold coins, the fact that the coins hold their value more than Federal Reserve Notes do will lead to a “reverse Gresham’s Law” effect,17 where good money (gold and silver coins) will drive out bad money (Federal Combat Shooter's Handbook  Reserve Notes). As this happens, a cascade of events can begin to occur, including the flow of real wealth toward the State’s treasury, an influx of banking business from outside of the State (as citizens residing in other States carry out their desire to bank with sound money), and an eventual outcry against the use of Federal Reserve Notes for any transactions. At that point, the Federal Reserve system will have become unwanted and irrelevant, and can be easily abolished by the people’s elected Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute Sound money is the tide that lifts all boats.

Undoubtedly, though, the Fed will do all it can to hold back this flood of financial freedom.

Of course, despite the obvious benefits of a return to sound money, the federal government will not sit idly by and watch its monopoly be rendered irrelevant by state governments. In a host of issues, the plutocrats on the Potomac have demonstrated that they will go to any length to maintain their monolithic economic status.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers  Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewThere is some precedence, though, for support of sound money from one branch of the federal government.

A brief recitation of the facts of the case of Lane County v. Oregon (1868) was provided by sponsors of a sound money bill in New Hampshire:

At the end of the 19th century in Oregon, the state was collecting its taxes in gold, requiring payments of taxes in gold. There was a taxpayer who claimed they could pay in Greenbacks, because Greenbacks were “legal tender for all debts.” The Supreme Court gave two reasons why the taxpayer was wrong:

1) A tax is not a debt, a tax is an involuntary contribution to the government.

2) But even if that weren’t true, a State is a quasi-sovereign entity. It does not have all the sovereign powers it had at the War of Independence, because some powers have been limited by the Constitution. But it retains sovereign powers in the areas of taxation, borrowing, spending, eminent domain and judgements in the courts.

Regardless of past decisions and sound reasoning, the federal government will not back down and Americans should not rely on the federal courts to sustain state sovereignty, principally as they have shown that they will not commit political suicide by weakening the power of those that give them power.

If any state authorizes gold and silver as an alternative to Federal Reserve notes, economists say that the economy of such a state would stabilize and increase. A happy side effect of such a system would be the weakening of the Federal Reserve notes and a strengthening of the appeal of gold and silver.

This genuine recovery would obliterate the fiat money monopoly exercised by the Federal Reserve. The history of that monstrosity was described most ably in G. Edward Griffin’s The Creature From Jekyll Island. Griffin writes:

The American Heritage Dictionary defines fiat money as “paper money decreed legal tender, not backed by gold or silver.” The two characteristics of fiat money, therefore, are (1) it does not represent anything of intrinsic value and (2) it is decreed legal tender. Legal tender simply means that there is a law requiring everyone to accept the currency in commerce. The two always go together because, since the money really is worthless, it soon would be rejected by the public in favor of a more reliable medium of exchange, such as gold or silver coin.”

And that is the key to restoring fiscal soundness to the once-enviable economy of the United States.

In 2008, Representative Ron Paul of Texas echoed Griffin’s predictions:

Gresham’s Law states that bad money drives out good money. Meaning, if someone is forced to accept your bad money, it is to your advantage to pass it off, like a hot potato, in exchange for something of value. Any good money you have, you will hoard. Eventually, real money is driven out of circulation and under people’s mattresses, so to speak. In the absence of legal tender laws, people are free to accept the medium of exchange of their choice, and are likely to insist on payment in something of real value.

The “creature” given life on Jekyll Island over a century ago was specifically designed to destroy competition, give a private banking cartel power over the income of Americans, and force Americans to use the Fed’s own notes as legal tender, despite the obvious constitutional and legal problems with that plan.

During its century-long reign over the financial well being of our country, the Federal Reserve has manipulated our currency until it is nearly worthless. Meanwhile, Congress turns a blind eye and a deaf ear to the crisis and the calls to control it.

The fact is that since that day in 1913, the dollar has lost over 95 percent of its purchasing power. Most, if not all, of this precipitous decline was caused by the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve.

Adding insult to injury, during testimony to Congress in 2009, the-Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke refused to reveal to committee members the names of the institutions that received trillions of dollars in bailout money from the Fed. Later, he told our elected representatives that he would not disclose the identity of the foreign banks that were parties to sweetheart deals with the Federal Reserve.

When it comes to the central bank and its machinations, the fix is in. The Fed — ostensibly a non-profit organization — owns the mint, the money, and sets the terms of the loans it makes to the federal treasury. What’s more, there is no product; there is nothing being loaned other than worthless paper that can never be traded in for anything of value because all that is used to secure the worth of the currency is now owned by the very bankers who control the Federal Reserve.

And the Fed will continue to accumulate power. There is no limit to the lengths global bankers will go to in order to enslave the population of the world. There is no hope of regulating restraint. Power of this magnitude operates beyond the reach of regulations; in fact, that was the goal in its creation.

Texas is taking a stab at slaying the creature, restoring sound money, and paving a path of restoring financial freedom, a path that other states could follow.

The bullion bill will now go to the state Senate for that body’s consideration.

 

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