Beware a Government of Fear

Did you know that the People’s Republic of Texas has a law on the books that makes “yelling” and “cursing” at someone a crime? How UN-constitutional can you get?

I can answer that question from personal experience. Our constitutionally ignorant Brewster County Sheriff insisted that the City of Alpine charge (and levy a very large fine) on my daughter for doing exactly that. And guess what? Her target was the Sheriff’s daughter for not doing her job. — jtl, 419

PS. Enforcing an unconstitutional law is treason and should be treated as such. — jtl, 419

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One of my Fox colleagues recently sent me an email attachment of a painting of the framers signing the Constitution of the United States. Except in this version, George Washington — who presided at the Constitutional Convention — looks at James Madison — who was the scrivener at the Convention — and says, “None of this counts if people get sick, right?” …
What is the nature of freedom? It is an unassailable natural claim against all others, including the government. Stated differently, it is your unconditional right to think as you wish, to say what you think, to publish what you say, to associate with whomever wishes to be with you no matter their number, to worship or not, to defend yourself, to own and use property as you see fit, to travel where you wish, to purchase from a willing seller, to be left alone. And to…

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Song for Today: Kenny Rogers – Buy Me A Rose

Sadly, chivalry as described here is very rare nowadays. — jtl, 419

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Sadly, chivalry as described here is very rare nowadays. — jtl, 419

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A Handbook for Ranch ManagersA Handbook for Ranch Managers.  In keeping with the “holistic” idea that the land, the livestock, the people and the money should be viewed as a single integrated whole: Part I deals with the management of the natural resources. Part II covers livestock production and Part III deals with the people and the money. Not only would this book make an excellent basic text for a university program in Ranch Management, no professional ranch manager’s reference bookshelf should be without it. It is a comprehensive reference manual for managing the working ranch. The information in the appendices and extensive bibliography alone is worth the price of the book.

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The Essence of Liberty Volume I. Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government.

A Summary of: No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority by Lysander Spooner

Compiled and Edited by Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

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)No Treason No. VI: The Constitution of no Authority

The first and second numbers of this series were published in 1867. For reasons not explained, the sixth was published in advance of the third, fourth, and fifth.

Part I

No one, by voting, can pledge himself for any longer period of time than that for which he votes. Even then, it cannot be said that a man pledges himself to support the Constitution by voting. Voting is not proof of even temporary consent.

A man is subjected to government without so much as being asked for his consent. That government takes his money by force and coerces him into rendering his services. It takes away so many of his natural rights that he cannot resist for fear of severe punishment.

Furthermore, he sees that other men acquire this position of lord over him through the ballot. He also realizes that he might be able to gain relief from this tyranny (and even subject others to his own) by using the ballot himself.

In short, he is, without his consent, placed in a situation where he only has two choices: 1) If he uses the ballot, he has a chance of becoming a master; or 2) If he does not, he will become a slave. Since there is no real option, he rationally resorts to the ballot in self-defense.

Since the ballot is his only chance of self- preservation, it cannot be concluded that his voting is “voluntary.” Since he is forced into the situation and provided no other means with which to defend himself, he uses the only option he has. To repeat, because a man votes under the Constitution is not evidence that he freely assents to it, “even for the time being.”

Taxation, by definition, takes a man’s property without his consent—he has no other rational choice but to pay. So, he votes in an attempt to keep that property from being used to his own harm. This is simply not sufficient proof of his consent to support the Constitution.

There are three classes of government supporters: knaves, dupes, and a third class.

The third class recognizes the evils of government but do not choose to do anything about them either because they do not see how or they do not want to jeopardize their private interests by working for change.

Knaves see government as a means through which they can aggrandize and/or enrich themselves.

Dupes are the ones stupid enough to buy the propaganda. They believe they are “free men,” “sovereigns” and that this is a “free” government of “equal rights,” the “best on earth,” and other such absurdities. They have arrived at these beliefs because they are allowed one voice out of millions in deciding what they can do with their own person and property. They are satisfied to have the same voice in “robbing, enslaving, and murdering others, that others have in robbing, enslaving, and murdering” them.

Paying compulsory taxes is not evidence of voluntary support of the Constitution. The theory (emphasis in the original) of the constitution is that all taxes are voluntary and that government is like a mutual insurance company. Each man freely enters into a voluntary contract with all other men to pay so much money for so much protection. It follows that each man is equally free to not pay tax and, therefore, not be protected under the contract.

But, in this case, theory is completely different from reality. The government is just like an armed robber who says, “Give me your money or I will take your life.” Taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat.

Indeed, government is far more “dastardly and shameful” than the common thief or armed robber. The highwaymen takes upon himself the responsibility and danger associated with his criminal act. He offers no pretense of a rightful claim to your money. Nor does he pretend his intentions to use it for your benefit.

Moreover, after he takes your money, he leaves you alone. He does not follow you against your will and assume himself to be your rightful “sovereign” because of the “protection” he provides you. He does not command you to bow down and serve him. He does not require you to do this or forbid you to do that. He does not rob you of more money as often as he pleases. He does not brand you a rebel or traitor and an enemy to your country. He does not shoot you down without mercy if you dispute his authority or resist his demands. In short, he does not try to make you his dupe or his slave. He is too much of a gentleman.

The thieves and murderers who call themselves “government” are the direct opposite. They do not make themselves individually known or take personal responsibility for their crimes.

As Spooner said himself:

“On the contrary, they secretly (by secret ballot) designate some one of their number to commit the robbery in their behalf, while they keep themselves practically concealed. They say to the person thus designated:

Go to A_____ B_____, and say to him that “the government” has need of money to meet the expenses of protecting him and his property. If he presumes to say that he has never contracted with us to protect him, and that he wants none of our protection, say to him that that is our business, and not his; that we choose to protect him, whether he desires us to do so or not; and that we demand pay, too, for protecting him. If he dares to inquire who the individuals are, who have thus taken upon themselves the title of “the government,” and who assume to protect him, and demand payment of him, without his having ever made any contract with them, say to him that that, too, is our business, and not his; that we do not choose to make ourselves individually known to him; that we have secretly (by secret ballot) appointed you our agent to give him notice of our demands, and, if he complies with them, to give him, in our name, a receipt that will protect him against any similar demand for the present year. If he refuses to comply, seize and sell enough of his property to pay not only our demands, but all your own expenses and trouble beside. If he resists the seizure of his property, call upon the bystanders to help you (doubtless some of them will prove to be members of our band.) If, in defending his property, he should kill any of our band who are assisting you, capture him at all hazards; charge him (in one of our courts) with murder; convict him, and hang him. If he should call upon his neighbors, or any others who, like him, may be disposed to resist our demands, and they should come in large numbers to his assistance, cry out that they are all rebels and traitors; that “our country” is in danger; call upon the commander of our hired murderers; tell him to quell the rebellion and “save the country,” cost what it may. Tell him to kill all who resist, though they should be hundreds of thousands; and thus strike terror into all others similarly disposed. See that the work of murder is thoroughly done; that we may have no further trouble of this kind hereafter. When these traitors shall have thus been taught our strength and our determination, they will be good loyal citizens for many years, and pay their taxes without a why or a wherefore.”

 

 

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OK, Who’s the Guy That Used Up the Toilet Paper and Wiped with the Constitution?

Question: Who, exactly, is the tyrannical fool responsible for wiping his ass with the constitution?

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I need help with a question. First the situation.

About noon on Monday, March 23, 2020 I went to True Value in Alpine (Brewster County), TX to pick up a gun that I had ordered off of GunBroker.com.  When I walked up the clerk at the gun booth was engaged in conversation with another man. The atmosphere seemed heated. He turned to me and asked what he could do for me. I indicated that he had a gun that belonged to me and I needed to get the paperwork (yellow sheet) taken care of.

He asked if I had a concealed carry permit. I told him that I did. He looked at the other man and said (to the two) of us something to the effect of “That’s a good thing. If you didn’t have a permit you would have had to wait 2 weeks to pick up the gun.”…

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The Essence of Liberty Volume I. Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government.

A Summary of: No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority by Lysander Spooner

Compiled and Edited by Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

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)No Treason No. II

The meaning of the first sentence of the Constitution is that “We, the people of these united States” are acting freely and voluntarily to give our consent and agree as individuals. It has no validity except among those who actually consent. Obviously, no such agreement could be valid except between those who actually consent to it. The phrase “We, the people” simply offers membership to all the people but leaves it for them to accept or refuse.

Furthermore, those who originally agreed can in no way rightfully bind anybody that comes after them. Even those who voted to adopt the document did not pledge their allegiance for any specific time since no specific time is named in the document itself. They did what they did “voluntarily, and because it was for their interest, or pleasure, and not because they were under any pledge or obligation to do it.” All men have a perfect right to withdraw their support at any time.

By the same logic, if the adoption is viewed as being an act of the States, as States, it follows that they have the right to secede simply because they engaged for no specific time. Thus, consent, whether by individuals or by States, is at most only for the time being.

As it is, without so much as even having ever been asked for their consent, men find themselves environed by a government they cannot resist. It is a government that, without their consent, forces them to pay money, render service, and forego the exercise of many of their natural rights or face severe punishment.

Furthermore, just because a man votes under the Constitution is not evidence that he ever freely assented to it. He simply sees that other men use the ballot to tyrannize him. He further realizes that, if he uses the ballot himself, he might have some chance of relieving himself from that tyranny and maybe even subjecting others to his own. Thus, without his consent he is placed in a situation where, if he uses the ballot, he may become a master. If he does not, he will become a slave.

The only definition of treason given by the Constitution is: “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”

The true and legitimate meaning of the word necessarily implies treachery, deceit and/or breach of faith. The Founders, for example, were not traitors after the fourth of July, 1776 —the day they gave notice to the King that they repudiated his authority.

In the same way the people of the South were not treacherous friends. They openly declared their intentions and gave the North fair notice that they would no longer be their political associates. They were not traitors under the Constitution.

There can be no crime without criminal intent. That is a maxim of law. (Editor’s Note: That might have been the case during the time Spooner was writing. Unfortunately, it is no longer.) So, the Founders were not traitors because they honestly believed that they were simply defending their rights against the King’s usurpations. In the same way, the Southern people sincerely believed in the constitutional theory of “State Rights” and therefore did not become traitors by acting upon it.

There is nothing in the Constitution that implies that anyone born within the territorial limits of the united States automatically have allegiance imposed upon them. Furthermore, there is no power in Congress to alter the language so as to make it more comprehensive.

Congress knew that the language of the Constitution was insufficient to charge a man with treason who wages war against the united States (but practices no treachery, deceit, or breach of faith) solely on the grounds that he was born in the country. So, although they had no constitutional power to do so, they enlarged the language of the Constitution with a law that says: “That if any person or persons, owing allegiance to the United States of America, shall levy war against them, or shall adhere to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort, …such person or persons shall be adjudged guilty of treason against the United States, and shall suffer death.”— Statute, April 30, 1790, Section 1.

This statute is unconstitutional if it makes any man a traitor who would not have been one under the language of the Constitution itself.

The crux of the act is in the words, “persons owing allegiance to the United States.” Those who passed the law wanted to leave the impression that allegiance was to be presumed (as other governments do) for persons born within the country.

Other governments use such words as “allegiance,” “sovereignty,” “loyalty,” “subject,” etc. to identify the services, fidelity, obedience, or other duty, which the people owe to the government whether they consent or not. The Constitution uses none of these words or any other such word.

Governments founded on something other than consent, hold that all persons born under them owe allegiance to them and are bound to render them support, fidelity, and obedience. But, no one but himself can bind any one to support any government. Furthermore, the Constitution is clear that it derives its authority wholly from the consent of the people.

As things are, a person of foreign birth comes under allegiance to the uS government only by voluntary contract. If a native has allegiance imposed upon him against his will, he is in a worse condition than the foreigner. That makes the foreigner a freeman while it makes the native a slave. The only difference is that a native has a right to come under allegiance if he so please. His allegiance cannot be refused whereas a foreigner’s can.

The sole measure for judging if a government is free is whether or not it rest wholly on voluntary support. There is no middle ground. Taxation without consent is either robbery or it is not. If not, then any group of men can call themselves “government,” assume authority over the weaker and plunder and kill them if they resist. On the other hand, if taxation without consent is robbery, then every man who does not consent has “the same natural right to defend his property against the tax gatherer that he has to defend it against a highwayman.”

In less than 100 years since the founding, we have had governments commit almost every type of crime that any government has ever committed against its victims. And worst of all, these crimes were committed by men (and their descendants) who declared that no man could owe either service to an individual nor allegiance to any government unless he freely gave his own consent.

“No attempt …on the part of some to govern and enslave others embodied so much …shameless absurdity, falsehood, impudence, robbery, usurpation, tyranny, and villainy …as the …pretence of establishing a government by consent, and getting the actual consent of only so many as may be necessary to keep the rest in subjection by force. Such a government …no more rests on consent than does the worst government on earth.”

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The Lesson of COVID-19: The State Has A Monopoly On Coercion & Violence

The government is not US. The government, at any level, is a Mafia-like criminal organization that not only holds a regional monopoly on force and violence, it likely acquired monopoly powers through the use of force and violence.

It commits heinous crimes (murder, theft, arson, armed robbery, counterfeiting, enslavement etc. etc. etc.) on a daily basis and a massive scale. If you try to defend yourself, they will escalate and then they will escalate some more and the infinite loop continues until you either submit or die.

Think secession and Anarcho – Capitalism.

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The state has a monopoly on coercion and violence. It has demonstrated repeatedly throughout history that its first reflex during any crisis, real or invented, is to demand the obedience of the masses or they will suffer the consequences—arrest, fines, incarceration, possibly even death. We are witnessing this now in California, the liberal haven now on lockdown, soon to be transformed into martial law as many people refuse to believe COVID-19 is the boogieman the state claims. For the state, it is impermissible to go about our lives as normal.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsThe government is not US. The government, at any level, is a Mafia-like criminal organization that not only holds a regional monopoly on force and violence, it likely acquired monopoly powers through the use of force and violence.

It commits heinous crimes (murder, theft, arson, armed robbery, Combat Shooter's Handbookcounterfeiting, enslavement etc. etc. etc.) on a daily basis and a massive scale…

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Song for Today: Conway Twitty – Linda On My Mind

One of the all-time country classics. It changes hearing into feeling and that is what country music is all about.– jtl, 419

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One of the all-time country classics. It changes hearing into feeling and that is what country music is all about.– jtl, 419

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“Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” – Jeff Cooper

Call for a pizza, a cop, and an ambulance and see which one arrives first.

In Warren v. District of Columbia the court ruled, and the Supreme Court upheld, that “(T)he desire for condemnation cannot satisfy the need for a special relationship out of which a duty to specify persons arises.” Because the complaint did not allege a relationship “beyond that found in general police responses to crimes,” the court affirmed the dismissal of the complaint for failure to state a claim.

The bottom line is that your local police are not legally obligated to protect…

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Vince Gill Chokes Back Tears Tributing Kenny Rogers

Lyric from The Gambler: “The best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.” I hope I can be so lucky.

Second best way to die: Watching the sun come up between a horses ears and dropping dead out of the saddle.

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Lyric from The Gambler: “The best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.” I hope I can be so lucky.

Second best way to die: Watching the sun come up between a horses ears and dropping dead out of the saddle.

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The Essence of Liberty Volume I. Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government.

A Summary of: No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority by Lysander Spooner

Compiled and Edited by Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume

No Treason No. 1

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 North waged its aggressive war against the South based upon the principle ”that men may rightfully be compelled to submit to, and support, a government that they do not want; and that resistance, on their part, makes them traitors and criminals.”

This principle is not only self-evidently false; it is fatal to political freedom. The war did not decrease the number of slaves. Instead, it increased their numbers because any man subjected to a government that he does not want is a slave.

Previous to the war it might have been said that the uS government was a free one. No such statement can be made now.

As much as any government in history, the uS government demonstrated by its actions that government rests upon force. The North said that it was alright to consent to our liberation from England. But now that has been accomplished, and its power consolidated, it says: “Our power is our right.”

The North expended more money and blood to maintain its power than any other government in history. In other words, the uS government (supposedly resting on consent) expended more life and treasure than any other government ever—even those founded on force. And most insulting, it claims that it was all on behalf of liberty—an obviously absurd self-contradiction.

What is meant by saying that government rests on “consent?” Is it the consent of the most numerous party? Or is it the strongest party?

First, some of the most despotic governments in the world are based on the consent or agreement of the strongest party in subjecting their subjects to their dominion and the oppressions that normally follow. If it is the most numerous, then it needs to be pointed out that the infringement of natural rights is a crime whether committed by one man calling himself a “robber” or a million men calling themselves “government.”

Second, it is absurd to believe that the most numerous party can establish a government over the less numerous unless it is also the strongest. If fact, seldom if ever, are governments established by the most numerous party. They are usually established by the less numerous but the one that is strongest due to its “wealth, intelligence, and ability to act in concert.”

Third, the uS constitution does not claim to have been established by the majority. It was established by “the people,” a term which includes the minority as much as it does the majority.

Fourth, the founders were in a small minority in 1776 relative to those who claimed the right to rule over them.

Fifth, majorities, per se, do not guarantee justice. To believe that majorities have a right to rule minorities is to believe that minorities have no rights except those that majorities choose to allow them.

Sixth, some of the worst governments in history have been established by force but, with time, come to be supported by the majority. However, this majority has normally been composed of the “most ignorant, superstitious, timid, dependent, servile, and corrupt portions of the people…who have been over-awed by …power, intelligence, wealth, and arrogance…deceived by the frauds…and …corrupted by the inducements of the few who really constitute the government.”

Seventh, the idea that the majority has a right to rule the minority reduces government to a contest to determine who shall be the masters and who the slaves. This contest will never end as long as man refuses to be a slave.

Under natural law man is: 1) bestowed by nature with individual freedom; 2) required to call no man master; 3) authorized to pursue his own happiness in his own way as long as he does not interfere with the equal liberty of others; and 4) authorized to defend his rights and assist in the defense of his fellow men who may be suffering injustice.

So, how do millions of such men become a nation? How does “a nation” come to exist? By what right does the ruling class claim the ability to control and seize a man’s property and compel him to risk his own life or take the lives of others for the maintenance of their power? By what right are so many atrocities committed under the authority of the “nation” or for its preservation?

Obviously there are only three ways in which such a nation can come into existence—through force or fraud or both. In other words, such a nation exists by no “right” what-so-ever. Nations and governments can rightfully exist only by consent.

Government’s resting on consent implies that separate, individual consent is necessary from every man required to support the government, whether by taxation, personal service or both. Any one man’s consent is just as necessary as any other’s. The only logical alternative would be to say that no one’s consent is necessary.

It follows that, if a man has never agreed to support a government, he breaks no faith when he refuses to support it. This logical conclusion is integral to the idea of treason.

If, as was declared in 1776, necessity for consent is a sound principle for three million men, it is equally sound for three (or one). It is equally sound for men living in separate houses, or on separate farms or even on separate continents.

It was separate individuals who declared their dissent to the Crown. Colonial governments had no constitutional power to declare separation. They were organized under charters from, and acknowledged allegiance to, the Crown. The king never gave them constitutional power to absolve their allegiance. The founders acted only as individual revolutionists and in no sense as constitutional authorities. The whole Revolution was accomplished by separate individuals each exercising his natural rights and not by any government exercising constitutional powers.

Since each could consent only for himself, they declared that only by their individual consent could any government call on them for support. In other words, a man “had the same natural right to take up arms alone to defend his own property against a single tax-gatherer that he had to take up arms in company with three millions of others to defend the property of all against an army of tax-gatherers.”

The Revolution established the right of each man, by his own choice, to remove his support for the government “as a universal right of all men, at all times, and under all circumstances.”

The Founders were not traitors because they did not betray anybody. All they did was exercise their natural right to declare that they were under no obligation to continue their political connection with the king and the English and they chose to dissolve it.

This is generally true of all revolutionists. They are simply men, who choose to exercise their natural right to dissolve their connection with the government under which they have lived. This is no more treasonous than the man who chooses to leave a church or any other voluntary association.

This is the principle on which the Constitution professes to rest. If so, it authorizes no government except one depending completely on voluntary support. The little government that man needs is practicable, natural and easy under this principle.

If the Constitution does not rest upon this principle, it has no right to exist.

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Suspending the Constitution: Police State Uses Crises to Expand Its Lockdown Powers

And to all you cop lovers out there, I will remind you again. When they come for your guns (and everything you own including wife and daughter) who will do the dirty work? Yep, the “boys in blue” at least as long as “them gubment checks” don’t start bouncing.

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Unless we find some way to rein in the government’s power grabs, the fallout will be epic… It should surprise no one, then, that the Trump Administration has asked Congress to allow it to suspend parts of the Constitution whenever it deems it necessary during this coronavirus pandemic and “other” emergencies… It’s that “other” emergencies part that should particularly give you pause, if not spur you to immediate action… Unofficially, the police state has been riding roughshod over the rule of law for years now without any pretense of being reined in or restricted in its power grabs by Congress, the courts or the citizenry.

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)  And to all you cop lovers out there, I will remind you again. When they come for your guns (and everything you own including wife and daughter) who will do the dirty work? Yep, the “boys in blue” at least as…

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