Song for Today: If You Think You’re Lonely – Ray Price

A lot of fans agree that country music has been hi-jacked. It’s more like hip hop and sometimes even Rap. IMHO this “new” country doesn’t deserve to be listed as country. There are still a few radio stations that play classic country but even they are becoming scarce. For long road trips, thank God for SIRIUS radio. — jtl, 419

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A lot of fans agree that country music has been hi-jacked. It’s more like hip hop and sometimes even Rap. IMHO this “new” country doesn’t deserve to be listed as country. There are still a few radio stations that play classic country but even they are becoming scarce. For long road trips, thank God for SIRIUS radio. — 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

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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 Condensed Version of:

Our Enemy, the State: A Study of Social Power vs. State Power and of the State in Colonial America by Albert Jay Nock.

Compiled and Edited by Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume

Introduction – “Life, Liberty and…”

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)Before the Revolution human rights were stated as “life, liberty, and property.” But, in the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Of course, the pursuit of happiness is an inclusive term in that it does cover property rights. (Happiness is certainly impacted by the molestation of a person’s property.) However, it infers that there are many other human rights that are not specifically property rights. The effect of this small change in wording was to immensely broaden the scope of government’s purpose.

After traveling in several countries, Nock observed that “hardly anybody…seemed happy.” Not that they were necessarily “gloomy” but just that they did not possess a high “general level of happiness.” This also seemed to have little to do with the level of “prosperity.” The well off did not seem to be any happier than the poor.

He goes on to attribute this “moral enervation” to State action and its “long series of positive interferences with the individual’s right to pursue happiness.” He notes further that all of the countries he observed had some sort of “republican” form of government.

He opines that the people were “not nearly so happy as they would be if their governments had been…less paternalistic. It was not that the State set out to make its people unhappy. To the contrary, the interventions were meant to increase the level of happiness but it was obvious that they had not accomplished this.

According to Mr. Jefferson, the utmost the state can (and should) do is mind its own business. All state action should be negative. It should protect the individual from aggression and trespass and, beyond that, leave him alone. It should abstain from any positive regulation of individual conduct and make justice easy, costless and accessible. In other words, the State has only two legitimate concerns—freedom and justice.

The State should never involve itself in positive regulation. It’s only involvement should be in the negative—e.g. ”forbidding the exercise of rights in any way that interferes with the free exercise of the rights of others.” Nock attributed the unhappiness that he observed to state action taken outside its proper sphere. A case of the State not “minding its own business but making encroachments on the individual’s business…out of the realm of negative coercion into the realm of positive coercion.”

As evidence in support of his contention, he concludes the chapter with a lengthy list of specific, direct and indirect, State encroachments into every facet of the individual’s life.

The state operating outside its proper sphere has two consequences. First, whatever it may have accomplished has been done poorly and expensively. Compared to private enterprise, bureaucratic administration is “slow, costly, inefficient, improvident, un-adaptive, unintelligent, and…tends…to become corrupt.“

The second consequence is that the state neglects its own (proper) business which is, first and foremost, the protection of freedom and maintenance of justice. These are in a very sad condition. The state has not only been indifferent to their breakdown, it seems to be doing everything possible to break them down further. Labor, capital and even speech and opinion have been progressively confiscated.

It comes down to the people living solely for the benefit of the state. The fiscal exactions, necessary to support the state’s incursions into everybody’s business but its own, represent confiscation of the individual’s labor and capital. Positive regulations confiscate his time and attention. The state’s interference with enterprise steals initiative and interest. Mencken was right when he said that the state is “the common enemy of all honest, industrious, and decent men.”

The individual essentially lives in servitude. The fact that he “furnished the means by which he suffered” does not make his condition any less one of servitude. Whether it is voluntary or involuntary, slavery is slavery. A man is in slavery when all his rights are “at the arbitrary discretion of some agency other than himself.”

This is the old doctrine of absolutism which is precisely the opposite from that set forth in the Declaration. The theory behind the Declaration is that the state exists for the good of the individual who has rights that are not derived from the state. These rights are “unalienable” and governments are instituted to secure them. All the state may do is protect them. That is its sole purpose.

By contrast, absolutist theory holds that the individual exists for the good of the state and the only rights an individual has are the ones that the state grants him. Americans have become well reconciled to this currently prevalent idea of an absolute state on “practical” grounds. This is illustrated by the words that are used. For example, unless one is so untactful as to name hated names (Socialism, Bolshevism, Communism, Fascism, Marxism, Hitlerism, etc.), he finds very little objection to the doctrine of the absolute state—which is the doctrine that underlies all of these political systems. As long as one avoids using the word “slavery,” he will find that most Americans do not dread (maybe even welcome) an actual slave status.

Absolutism assumes the state is an organism that exists apart from the individuals who make it up. If all those individuals somehow died off, the state would continue to exist.

The absolutist’s rejection of natural rights leads him into a logical tangle. To wit: Individuals have no rights yet they can create a government which creates rights and confers them on the individuals who created it. How can that be?

Can humans be happy under absolutism? Obviously, some actually believe that state confiscation and coercion will “usher in a new Era of Plenty”—only if it can keep on enlarging its scope and encroachments upon the individual, it will ultimately result in an excellent social order. But, what will the individual be like when this is complete?

Suppose that the state suddenly changes its character—instead of being slow, inefficient and corrupt, it becomes good and efficient. Even then, if it close-herds the individual so as to prevent every possible consequence of his own bad judgment, what will that person become? Can he be happy if he is not his own man? Is happiness compatible with servitude?

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The Essence of Liberty Volume I: Liberty and History chronicles the rise and fall of the noble experiment with constitutionally limited government. It features the ideas and opinions of some of the world’s foremost contemporary constitutional scholars. This is history that you were not taught at the mandatory government propaganda camps otherwise known as “public schools.” You will gain a clear understanding of how America’s decline and decay is really nothing new and how it began almost immediately with the constitution. Available in both paperback and Kindle versions.

You might be interested in the other two volumes of this three volume set: The Essence of Liberty Volume II: The Economics of Liberty and The Essence of Liberty Volume III: Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic. 

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)

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What Would Rothbard Say About the COVID-19 Panic?

Oh how I wish Murray Rothbard had not died so young.  We need him now. As I look back, I can see the one most important thing he ever taught me.

By definition, force is the threat of violence. Always look for force. Always look for violence. If you do you will always make the right judgement and decision.

And remember, government IS force. Government IS violence. Government can and would not exist in the absence of force or violence. — jtl, 419

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Governments all over the world are advancing on the road to serfdom, controlling their populations and increasing their power relative to the private sector via increased public spending and new regulations. According to the “ratchet effect,” defined by Robert Higgs, government power usually increases in crisis times. However, when the crisis recedes, government power is not reduced to its initial position. Thus, the long-term victim of the government intrusion may be liberty. More socialist regimes may be instituted. And in these regimes life expectancy is shorter. The greater the power of government, the lower will be the quantity and quality of life ceteris paribus. For instance, the capitalist West Germans had a life expectancy that was about three years longer than that of their East German counterparts.

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Song for Today: Gene Watson & Mo Pitney – Medley LIVE

We’ve neglected Gene Watson & his music. Mo Pitney is an answer to “whose gonna fill their shoes.” He is a fine young man of faith and family.

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We’ve neglected Gene Watson & his music. Mo Pitney is an answer to “whose gonna fill their shoes.” He is a fine young man of faith and family.

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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…

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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 III

Furthermore, the oaths that these pretended agents take “to support the Constitution” are not valid because they are given to nobody. There is no mutual recognition or agreement between those who take them and any other person. If a man takes an oath in front of a hundred thousand people to enforce “the laws of Moses,” it is of no obligation—not only because it is intrinsically criminal, but also because it was not given to anybody in particular. So, the oaths taken by members of Congress “to support the Constitution” are invalid not only because they are criminal but also because they are given to nobody.

It would not alter the argument to say that, among the hundred thousand persons present when the oath was taken, a few thousand male adults had secretly designated the man to rule, control, plunder, and murder. The fact that they designated the man secretly makes it impossible that there can be any contract because it is impossible, in a legal sense, for a man to pledge his faith to someone he does not know.

Since they are unknown to him, his oath is of no validity to them or anybody else. At most, it is a pledge of faith to an unknown band of robbers and murderers—a confession of being an instrument for plunder and murder.

These oaths are not legitimately or legally given to “the people” because the whole people designated these men as their agents. The great majority of “the people” are never asked or permitted to voice their choice.

The most that can be said is that a band of men tacitly agree to call themselves “the people.” Their purpose is to control and plunder each other and to kill every man who tries to defend his person and property. They sign no papers. There is no open evidence of membership and they are not individually known, even to each other. They vote secretly for agents. Furthermore, there is no way to know whether these secret votes are accurate or not but it is generally accepted that great frauds are committed. Then, all persons so selected take an oath to support the Constitution—a paper drawn up many years ago, never signed by anybody, and is not, and never was, a legally binding contract. “In fact, few persons ever read it.”

No member of Congress has any sort of open, written, or other authentic evidence that he was ever appointed the agent or representative of anybody. Based on general principles of law and reason, the oath he takes “to support the Constitution” is an oath given to nobody. It pledges his faith to nobody and so, if he fails to fulfill it, there is not a single person who can say that he has betrayed or broken faith with them. No individual or open body of men can say, I (We) appointed you my (our) attorney to act for me (us) because such an association or body of men does not exist.

For the same reasons, the oaths of all the pretended agents of this secret band of criminals are not binding. If any tax-gatherer or treasurer put the money he receives into his own pocket the band could not say, “You collected that money as our agent, for our use and swore to give it to us. You have betrayed us.”

He could say “I never knew you. You have no proof that you belong to the band that commissioned me to rob others on your behalf. You thought I was fool enough to allow you to remain concealed and use me as your tool for robbing others. I took all the personal risk so I propose to take all the profits. I gave my oath to nobody. If I am obligated in any way it would be to return the money to those from whom I took it. It would not be ‘to pay it over to villains such as you.’”

In the same way, the oaths taken by foreigners on becoming “naturalized” citizens are of no validity. They are given to nobody because there is no open association to whom they can pledge their faith. There is no such organization. No man or body of men can produce any proof that the oaths were given to them.

All the oaths given by Southern men are invalid because they were extorted by military power and threats of confiscation. They are in contravention of men’s natural right to do as they please about supporting the government, but also because they were given to nobody. On general principles of law and reason, there was no “United States.” If anybody claims there was such a corporation let him identify the individuals that formed it and where, when and how it became a corporation.

Nothing of this kind can be proven with respect to the men, who call themselves “the United States.” Not a one of them can prove (by legitimate evidence as is required to prove membership in other legal corporations) that there is any such corporation or that he is a member.

The oaths of soldiers are of no obligation. “Without even considering the criminality of the oath (for a given number of years, to kill all whom he is commanded to kill, without exercising his own judgment or conscience as to the justice or necessity of such killing), there is another reason … it is given to nobody .” In no legitimate sense is there any such corporation as “the United States.” Therefore, such an oath or contract cannot be an obligation.

For the same reasons, treaties entered into with other nations by persons “calling themselves ambassadors, secretaries, presidents, and senators of the United States, in the name, and in behalf, of “the people of the United States,” are of no validity.”

Likewise with the debts contracted in the name of “the people of the United States.” There is not a particle of legitimate evidence that any of these people agreed to pay one cent. Only a few persons created these debts. These were persons who pretended to represent “the people” but really represented a secret band of criminals who needed money to carry out their robberies and murders with the intention of extorting from the future people by robbery and threats of murder.

The identity of the real members of this band of robbers and murderers is secret. Money was borrowed and loaned by men who could not (and cannot still) identify each other. Furthermore, what appears to be two classes (borrowers and lenders) is really only one and the same—each borrowing and lending to and from the other. As a result they can furnish no proof of contract with each other.

In addition, this money was used for criminal purposes (robbery and murder). Therefore, even if there had been a contract it would have been null and void.

This secret band has no legitimate corporate existence nor does it have any corporate property with which to pay these debts. Although, they pretend to own large tracts of wild lands, under general principles of law and reason, they might as well pretend to own the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Thus, the implication that the money can only be repaid from future robberies and murders is essentially a part of these contracts. This alone is reason enough to render the contracts null and void from the beginning.

If these debts were made in an open manner and for honest purposes by the real parties to the contracts, the parties could not have bound anybody but themselves and no property but their own. This, of course, includes persons who came after them and property subsequently created.

In spite of knowing all of this, how can we know who, exactly, composes the real governing power. Who, precisely, are the men who rob us, restrain our liberty and shoot us down? How do we know which persons are responsible so that “we may kill them, and rid the world and ourselves of such tyrants and monsters?”

The answer is that the real rulers are only men who have the will and power to shoot their fellow men down. That is because, by no other means, will civilized men be robbed, or enslaved.

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You might be interested in the other two volumes of this three volume set: The Essence of Liberty Volume II: The Economics of Liberty and The Essence of Liberty Volume III: Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic. 

 

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Song for Today: Joe Diffie – Ships That Don’t Come In

Joe’s, ship has docked. He has dropped anchor and is watching the sunset over a peaceful sea. He left a legacy the world will miss. RIP Joe Diffie. 

PS. Joe, I hate to break it to you this way but all the dead soldiers did indeed die in vein.

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Joe’s, ship has docked. He has dropped anchor and is watching the sunset over a peaceful sea. He left a legacy the world will miss. RIP Joe Diffie. 

PS. Joe, I hate to break it to you this way but all the dead soldiers did indeed die in vein.

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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 II

All political power arises from money. Any group of “scoundrels” can declare themselves a “government” if they have enough money. They can hire soldiers with money and subsequently, with soldiers, extort more money and compel obedience. These criminals understand that their power rests upon money. Any time their authority is denied, the first thing they do is hire soldiers to kill or subdue everyone who refuses to give them more money.

Anyone who will take a man’s money without his consent in the first place, will have no qualms about robbing and enslaving him further. Thus, the only security men have for their political liberty is keeping their money in their own pocket. No (so-called) government can be trusted or assumed to have honest purposes at the point where it ceases to depend completely upon voluntary support.

Until an instrument is put into writing, its precise legal meaning cannot be known. In addition, neither law nor reason requires a man to agree to an instrument until it is written. Furthermore, a general principle of law and reason is that a written instrument binds no one until he signs it. In addition, in law and reason dictate that a written instrument must also be delivered to the party (or his agent) in whose favor it is made before it can bind the party making it.

Notice the contradiction between these general principles of law and reason and the actions of the judges who profess to derive their authority from the Constitution—an instrument that nobody ever signed. Said judges would spurn any other instrument brought before them if it were not signed. Further, not only was the Constitution never signed by anybody, it was never delivered by or to anybody. Therefore, it is of no more validity as a contract than any other instrument that was never signed or delivered. This conclusion is consistent with the general sense of mankind that all important contracts should be both written and signed.

Out of common prudence, individuals take precautions to put their contracts in writing, and have them signed in order to guard against uncertainties with regard to their validity. But, as Spooner states it:

“And yet we have what purports…to be a contract – the Constitution – made …by men who …never had any power to bind us , but which (it is claimed) has nevertheless bound three generations of …many millions, and which (it is claimed) will be binding upon all the millions …to come; but which nobody ever signed, sealed, delivered, witnessed, or acknowledged; and which few persons…that are claimed to be bound by it, have ever read, or even seen, or ever will read, or see. And of those who ever have read it, or ever will read it, scarcely any two, perhaps no two, have ever agreed, or ever will agree, as to what it means.

“Moreover, this supposed contract, which would not be received in any court of justice sitting under its authority, if offered to prove a debt of five dollars…is one by which …all men, women and children throughout the country, and through all time, surrender not only all their property, but also their liberties, and even lives, into the hands of men who by this supposed contract, are expressly made wholly irresponsible for their disposal of them. And we are so insane, or so wicked, as to destroy property and lives without limit, in fighting to compel men to fulfill a supposed contract, which, inasmuch as it has never been signed by anybody, is, on general principles of law and reason …the merest waste of paper, binding upon nobody, fit only to be thrown into the fire; or, if preserved, preserved only to serve as a witness and a warning of the folly and wickedness of mankind.”

Under the Constitution, as it is interpreted by those who pretend to administer it, the properties, liberties, and lives of the entire people are unreservedly surrendered into the hands of men who will never be “questioned.” Senators and representatives act by a two-thirds vote which protects them from the responsibility for all the laws that they make. The whole absolute power of government is in their hands and they are irresponsible for its use. (Editor’s Note: It should be kept in mind that Spooner was writing in the 1860s at the beginning of the [Lincoln] usurpation of power by the Executive Branch.)

But the men who hold this absolute and irresponsible power over us dare not be truthful and claim to be our masters or own us as property. Instead, they claim to only be our “servants, agents, attorneys, and representatives.” But this is an absurd contradiction. “No man can be my servant, agent, attorney, or representative, and be, at the same time, uncontrollable by me, and irresponsible to me for his acts.”

Another reason they are not our “servants, agents, attorneys, or representatives” is that we are not responsible for their acts. I am responsible for the acts of any “servant, agent, or attorney” within the limits of the power I have delegated to him. So, if nobody is individually responsible for the acts of Congress, then its members are agents for nobody and are, therefore, individually responsible for their own acts.

On the general principles of law and reason that we all act upon in courts of justice and in common life, the Constitution is not a contract. It binds nobody and never did and all those who pretend to act by its authority are really acting without any legitimate authority. Based on general principles of law and reason, they are “usurpers and everybody not only has the right, but is morally bound, to treat them as such.”

If the people wish to have such a government, let them sign the instrument and thereby make known their wishes in an open, authentic manner and “make themselves…individually responsible for the acts of the government.” But the people have never been asked to sign and the reason is that they never would. “(I)t is not what any sensible and honest man wants for himself; nor such as he has any right to impose upon others. It is, to all moral intents and purposes, as destitute of obligations as the compacts which robbers and thieves and pirates enter into with each other, but never sign.”

If a number of the people believe the Constitution is good, they should sign it. Then they could make laws for and administer them upon each other while leaving the rest of us alone. Why don’t they? The reason is because they do not want the Constitution for any honest or legitimate purpose. They want it “for the dishonest and illegitimate power it gives them over the persons and properties of others.”

So, the Constitution being of no authority, upon what authority does government rest? The most that can possibly be said is that some “majority” of male adults have a tacit understanding that they will maintain a government and select its administrators by ballot and that those administrators will act as their representatives and administer the Constitution in their name, and by their authority.

But this tacit understanding is not justified by its logical conclusion. A tacit understanding between A, B, and C, that they will select D as their agent for the purpose of depriving me of my property, liberty, or life, does not authorize D to do so. Just because he claims to act as their agent, D is no less a robber, tyrant, and murderer.

I am not bound to recognize him as their agent nor can he legitimately claim to be their agent for he brings no written authority from them. Since he has no credentials, I can say he has no authority and am under no obligation to accept his word as to who his principals are.

The ballots by which they select their agents avail no more than their tacit understanding because they are cast in secret. Thus, they avoid any personal responsibility for the acts of their agents. Open despotism is better than the secret ballot for the secret ballot makes a secret government which is nothing but a secret band of robbers and murderers—only a little less than a government of assassins.

This is the only kind of government we are likely to have until men are ready to say: We will consent to no Constitution except one we are neither ashamed nor afraid to sign and “we will authorize no government to do anything in our name which we are not willing to be personally responsible for.”

Those who use the secret ballot are not friends but enemies of each other. They act in concert against other persons but have no friendship between them. They plunder each other and it is understood among them that the strongest party will, under certain circumstances, murder the others by the hundreds of thousands in order to accomplish their purpose. As a result, they do not dare to be known even to each other. This is the sole reason for a secret government and we are ignorant enough to call it liberty. In fact, it is considered a privilege to be a member of this secret band of robbers and murders. With membership, a man is considered a free man because he has the same power to secretly rob, enslave, and murder other men and this is what they call “equal rights.”

If any man claims the right to govern, let him make and sign an open compact so as to make himself individually known and can legitimately be held responsibility for his acts. Of those who currently support the Constitution, there is not a single one that will ever do this.

No consent, compact, or agreement of or between “the people of the United States” exists. The only consent is between a few individuals who act in concert and call themselves “senators, representatives, presidents, judges, marshals, treasurers, collectors, generals, colonels, captains, etc., etc.” These few individuals can show no credentials from “the people” and do not know their “principals” (as they call them) individually. So consequently, they cannot have any principals at all.

Even if the alleged “principals” did appoint these pretended agents, it was done secretly in order to avoid personal responsibility for their crimes. The only authority for this plunder is a tacit understanding between them that they will “imprison, shoot, or hang every man who resists.”

Thus, the only visible government we have is composed of professed agents of a secret band of robbers and murderers who have assumed the title of “the people of the United States” and assert their dominion over all property and persons.

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You might be interested in the other two volumes of this three volume set: The Essence of Liberty Volume II: The Economics of Liberty and The Essence of Liberty Volume III: Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic. 

 

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What Happened When a Country Was Quarantined and Locked Down Due to a Coronavirus Outbreak

I used to tell my statistics students: “Figures don’t lie but liars sure as hell figure.” And there is a lot of that going on with respect to this “China Flu” fiasco.

Over a period of time during January and February, every one at my wife’s workplace (and other friends and neighbors) came down with the “flu.” And she brought it home to me. Judging from symptoms, we have concluded that there is a very high probability that we had the “China Flu.”

OK, I went to bed for one day. Then I progressively got better every day (even did some light work-outs) for a week. I am 76 years old–you know..the group that is supposed to be so “vulnerable?”

Think Secession and Anarcho-Capitalism

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The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits I used to tell my statistics students: “Figures don’t lie but liars sure as hell figure.” And there is a lot of that going on with respect to this “China Flu” fiasco. 

Over a period of time during January and February, every one at my wife’s workplace (and other friends and neighbors) came down with the “flu.” And she brought it home to me. Judging from symptoms, we have concluded that there is a very high probability that we had the “China Flu.”

Combat Shooter's Handbook   OK, I went to bed for one day. Then I progressively got better every day (even did some light work-outs) for a week. I am 76 years old–you know..the group that is supposed to be so “vulnerable?” 

Frankly, I am sick and tired of listening to the Bimbos and Bozos at Fox News spread their bullshit most of which is propaganda.–jtl, 419

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Song for Today: Randy Travis – Look Heart, No Hands

Those were better days. — jtl, 419

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Those were better days. — jtl, 419

Options for Homeland Defense, Inc. (Protecting Liberty through Private Firearms Ownership)  

“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 you, the average citizen. In addition to the Warren case, there are hundreds of court…

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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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