"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams

Welcome to Patriot's Lament. We strive here to educate ourselves on Liberty. We will not worry ourselves so much with the daily antics of American politics, and drown ourselves in the murky waters of the political right or left.
Instead, we will look to the Intellectuals and Champions of Liberty, and draw on their wisdom of what it is to be a truly free people. We will learn from where our Providential Liberties are derived, and put the proper perspective of a Free Individual and the State.
Please join us!

Monday, February 27, 2017

New posts

Well, I know things have been quiet here on this blog lately, but I am going to try and revive it as best I can. My oldest son is in charge of getting the past radio shows up now, and he is doing a great job, don't forget to go to you tube, look up "radio free fairbanks" and click subscribe. I think you can find it on you tube also if you just look up "Patriot's Lament".
Also, don't forget our Facebook account, check us out there too, and most important, tell your friends! And also, participate, email us, and comment too.
One last things, I am going to start a weekly email, hopefully this week, so just send me an email if you want to be on that list.


The great Wolf DeVoon, joins Patriot's Lament

The man who many of us weren't even sure actually existed, but loved to read, the Great Wolf DeVoon joins Patriot's Lament for a very personal and authentic discussion of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Grab a cup of coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and join us.

Strong man

We talk here about the "Strong Man", from Hayek's book, "The Road to Serfdom", and we do a little comparison with that great new Strong Man, Donald Trump.

Screw the Scrools

Some of my thoughts on the public school system on Patriots Lament radio...

Adam Dick joins Patriots Lament

Adam Dick from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity joins us again for thought provoking discussions.

Becky Akers with Patriots Lament

After too long gone by without having Becky as a guest... here she is.

She really is a must listen too.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Interesting youtube videos on various topics affecting us...

Haidt is interesting. You can learn from him without agreeing with him.

Haidt on the psychology behind globalism

Haidt on the disease of political correctness

Peterson is incredibly interesting in his analysis of the great murderous ideologies of the 20th century as being centered in utopianism as an EXCUSE for being murderous, i.e. the goal of the ideologues was destruction and the utopia was the justification.

Peterson's prescription is truth and humility. Truth means speaking without guile -- seeking to accurately express your ideas/thoughts/understanding without manipulation. Humility meaning always being willing to update your model of the world when your existing model proves to be inaccurate. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ascribed the pathological nature of Marxism as the requirement for constant lying in every aspect of life, and the cleansing effects of telling the truth.

Peterson about Slaying Dragons (very interesting)

Peterson about the Necessity of Virtue

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Wolf DeVoon on Patriot's Lament

On today's show we will have Libertarian icon "Wolf DeVoon" in the 9 am hour Alaska time. Be sure to tune in!
Also, he has been generous enough to let me give away 12 digital copies of his new book "Portrait of Valor".
All you have to do is send me an email (see address on this page) and I will send it off to you.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

RPI's Adam Dick!

Adam is joining us again to talk about this last years events, and what we may find in the future, and what it all means for Liberty.
Listen in live, and call in!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Adam Dick with Patriot's Lament

Senior Fellow of the Ron Paul Institute, Adam Dick, joins us for 2 hours of great analysis of what may be coming in the new Trump administration as far as domestic policy is concerned.

Things could go either way, but with rhetoric that Trump has espoused in the campaign, such as "stop and frisk", the likelihood of our Liberties being trampled on seem to be what we can expect.

Check out the Ron Paul Institute, http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org

Daniel McAdams with Patriot's Lament

Executive Director for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Daniel McAdams, joins us for a great hour of fun and discussion.

Go to the Ron Paul Institute website, http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org

Dr. Ron Paul interview with Patriots Lament

The great champion for Liberty, Dr. Ron Paul joins us on Patriot's Lament radio to discuss the past election and the future of America and Liberty.

Adam Dick also writes a summary of the interview, at the Ron Paul Institute website, here.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Tune in to Patriot's Lament

Be sure to tune in tomorrow on 660 kfar, to hear Daniel McAdams from the Ron Paul Institute, starting at 9 am Alaska time.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Watch the Ron Paul Institute Conference

C-SPAN covered the whole RPI conference this past September 10th. It is definitely worth the watch at your leisure.
You won't be disappointed.

Ron Paul Institute conference.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Peace and Prosperity in 2016

The Ron Paul Insitute for Peace and Prosperity is having its first conference this September 10th.
If you are able to, you should go to this. More from Executive Director Daniel McAdams:

The elephant in the living room? Foreign policy. No one wants to really talk about it. Washington is hoping the rest of us won't blurt out that the emperor has no clothes, that US interventionism is making us poorer, less free, and less safe. 

Even when candidates like Donald Trump talk about it, they don't talk about it. No nation-building, he said recently. But if we happen to see a country with some oil we should take it. "To the victor go the spoils!" is not a great slogan if you are running on the idea of restraint.

Hillary Clinton doesn't talk about it because her track record of hyper-interventionism speaks for itself. She thinks President Obama has been far too timid and reluctant to use military force overseas. He has not sufficiently weaponized the State Department. 

Read the rest here. See you in September!

This article was originally printed at the Ron Paul Institute website.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A tipping point for Liberty

Interviewed Saturday on the Patriot’s Lament radio show on KFAR radio in Fairbanks, Alaska, Ron Paul Institute Senior Fellow Adam Dick zeroed in on the drug war as a major avenue for the expansion of government power at the expense of liberty. Yet, Dick also told hosts Joshua Bennett and Michael Anderson that the movement in recent decades of state and local governments to curtail the drug war shows a path to defeating the leviathan government that the drug war helped create.

Read the rest here. Adam Dick on Patriots Lament

This article was originally published at the Ron Paul Institute website.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ron Paul Institute conference?

There is a unique opportunity to see a Ron Paul Institute conference this year. Please check out the link, and donate if you can.

Thank you.

Peace and Prosperity.

Patriot's Lament take on the Panama Papers Leak

By Patriot's Lament contributor, Michael Anderson.

This week, a leak called “The Panama Papers” was released. It was leaked by someone inside a Panamanian company called Mossack Fonseca. It specialized in setting up shell companies for clients and would even provide shell corporate officers. The leak totaled over two terrabytes and the leak appears to be linked to US front groups, including Soros groups. The news stories focus on the secret financial transactions of business people and foreign heads of state.

Obama has now made “unscripted” comments regarding this and they are very predictable. He claims we need to have international laws to prevent “tax evasion”. As if keeping your own property is a bad thing. One must understand that States are established to grant monopoly control over parts of the market for itself. Even the establishment of the American government had nothing to do with securing freedom. The Anti-Federalists had already accomplished this. The establishment of the American government, like ALL others, was to grant monopoly control over certain market functions, such as the postal system, military and courts and to collect duties on imports. It's right there in the Constitution. The collection of taxes is NOT about funding necessary services. It is about funding the enforcement of monopoly control over what should be market activities; It is about providing inferior services, just good enough to keep people from violently revolting, at highly inflated prices so that that tax money can be handed out to themselves and their friends. It is about a few at the top obtaining much more money than would come from the free market, while providing what would be sub-par service in the free market. That is what taxation is about. The bottom line is that ALL products and services needed or desired, including policing, courts and defense,  are provided far more efficiently and with far better quality by the free market, than can be provided by the state. Therefore the state serves no real purpose other than to enrich the morally corrupt, by theft. 

Remember how upset the government was over the Snowden Leaks? Snowden is wanted by the US government for espionage. In fact Obama has prosecuted more people for espionage than any other US president, ever. Yet, he seems to welcome this leak and is using it as an excuse to make it even harder for people to keep their own money. This will be used to try and get the American dopes to support more financial tyranny. It will be used to make you poorer and the parasite richer. This is not a legitimate leak. It was set up to provide the excuse to expand FATCA. The government wants more and more, like any parasite, and it will do everything it can to fleece and rob every one of you of everything you have. 

State slaves (tax payers) will, no doubt, respond “We need more laws to prevent tax evasion so those corrupt politicians can't get away with this”. Such a wish is ridiculous and nonsensical. No politician ever passes a tax unless he first figures out how to exempt himself or hide his money. A politician is corrupt, by definition, otherwise he would earn his money in the free market. But he instead decides to use the state's guns to collect taxes and launder his money through established shell companies, the largest of which, is the state, itself. New laws to prevent “tax evasion” are all about limiting YOUR options to: starve or stay alive just enough to enrich the state. 

The proper response is for people to understand what the state is; to understand that it has no interest in your freedom; that it will ALWAYS have a way to exempt itself from the rules it imposes upon you (that's why it is the state). The proper response is to call for the abolition of taxes altogether. This is the ONLY way to put everyone on equal footing. Since taxation (the forceful and violent collection of resources) is the crux of the state, what we would have are free market options for all people, rather than a few having the benefit of living off stolen money that they collect for highly inflated inferior services.