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Monday, April 2, 2012

March 17 (the Tom Woods episode) and 24 Radio Show

Tom Woods comes on in the second hour to discuss justice versus law, what the American Republic used to mean, and Ron Paul!!!

In this week's episode we discuss the "majesty" of the presidency, and challenge the listeners to put politicians in their place. Not to bow down. Here we sit like serfs below the assembly and beg them for things. It is time that the people be the power, asking permission from no man.


  1. Hahahahaha, the caller on in the 34th minute = Mind Blown.

    Great work trying to pry the eyes open that being divided by party serves the same master.


  2. I listen to these and sometimes wonder why in the world do I want to torture myself. Some people do not want to get it. Normalcy bias? I don't know. It can be frustrating, but it also can be fun.

  3. Tom Woods was great. I wish he could address this objection with nullification I encountered the other day: "But I trust the federal government more than the state government. I am afraid if we empower the state government to nullify important things like the NDAA, then we will empower them to nullify good things too like the civil rights act, etc...."

    The only answer I could come up with was that in those situations the federal government should be able to fight the state and vice versa. Conflict between the two governments is good, and right now it is a one way street with the power being exerted only by the federal government. If there is no push back, if it has carte blanche, then one day you will wish you had resisted it by any means possible, including exerting the state power of nullification.

    One can theoretically support the federal government's right to have the department of education and the state's right to nullify federally instituted indefinite detention without trial. You don't have to be all in on one side. Just because you support state power on that issue doesn't mean you and your vote has to on every single issue now.

    For them it was an all or nothing scenario, and I couldn't persuade them. Made me want to give up trying.

    But, if they don't resist the NDAA through nullification, then how do they plan to resist? By holding a sign up at their Occupy meeting? By asking the Supreme Court for a favorable ruling? By protesting as they are being carted off to jail?

    Resist tyranny by any means possible. That means use nullification when the feds revoke your right to trial. Does this also mean use the Supreme Court or the Justice Department if your state begins oppressing you as well? I am trying not to be all or nothing for the opposite side here.