"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 will 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 Founding Fathers of our great Nation, and draw on their wisdom of what it is to have a truly free Republic. We will learn from where our Providential Liberties are derived, and put the proper perspective of a Freeman and the state.
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Friday, June 29, 2012

Patriot's Lament June 16, 2012: Love It Or Leave It and What Shall We Do?

In the first hour we talk about expatriation and the ultimate way of removing consent. We also talk about the attack on raw milk and using that issue as a litmus test for your friends and associates.

5 comments:

  1. The ruling class is the bureaucracy. It is permanent.

    Jim in Kenai

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  2. Before the 1900s when you changed presidents the bureaucracy went with him. The new administration had to spend time regaining the reins of power. This was a practical limit on the accumulation of power. Once the bureaucracy became permanent the power could accumulate there and be retained across elections. But it is still in the form of a caretaker, not an owner, so you get the worst of both worlds.


    Jim in Kenai

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  3. Exactly, so why ever vote? The real power holders never lose their seats of power, and you can't vote them in or out. When have you even been able to vote for a EPA official? Yet their power to destroy is unprecedented.
    Wouldn't this be what the Revolutionaries called "Taxation without Representation"?

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  4. Love the point about Ruderick.

    I don't think too many really WANT to be slaves (but I'm not wedded to this, depends on what day you ask me), but they figure it is easier to game the state than to game reality. Others don't want to have to play the heavy with their kids. "It is illegal so you can't do it." The state is the giant moral cop out.

    Jim in Kenai

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  5. Why ever vote?

    The strongest argument for voting for me is 1) to prevent local debt/taxes 2) to be the Ron Paul in your town so there is a recognized voice when D.C. can't bribe people any longer.

    Neither of these will "save the country", they'll more help your neighborhood. But there are other ways to do these things without voting, therefore without imbuing legitimacy on the system.

    That was a great show.

    Jim in Kenai

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