"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.
Please join us!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bill Fulton

Arctic Patriot has a few words to say about 'Ol William. Read it here, Sad Panda. Yes, he admittedly was being nice. :-)
Billybob o boy, don't tell us how you were just keeping your oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. LOL. That is a joke.
Then why are you working for the FBI? :-)
It's fact that you are a narcissistic liar, so.... are you telling the truth now? How do we know the Feds don't have something on you and you're just doing your "duty" so they won't hang you?
The 2 times I was unfortunate enough to have met you, you left with me a deep impression that I shared with my brother. That was, that you are a jackass.
You're a self-serving dog, William Fulton. I know there are recordings that for some reason haven't shown up in the hearing, recordings that you made. What about the film, Billy? When my brother gave you a piece of his mind?  That one must not have fit the "bil," huh Bill? Where you were told where to stick your plan and ideas?
Oh yeah, don't be fooled, they were Fulton's plans.
Oh, and you forget if you pulled your knife that day? Uh huh.
Well, I hope you are good buddies with the Feds now, cause they are the only friends you will ever have, and the only ones who will ever trust you, or do they?
You're the one who should be behind bars, you scum.
For the lives you have destroyed, I hope you live a miserable worthless life, for the rest of your days.
And may they be few.


Patriot's Lament May 26, 2012: Do you hate the state? Jeff Berwick does.


In the first hour Josh asks the question, "Do you hate the state?" We also discuss the morality of theft and the possibility that those whose ultimate goal is simply LESS theft and not the abolition of theft entirely stand on the same philosophical foundation as those who advocate for MORE theft. We challenge one of the callers on his justification for some stealing in certain instances (how much and when?).

In the second hour we have our first return guest Jeff Berwick. Jeff talks about how the state of affairs in the United States has evolved in the last few months, what the options are for Americans, and some of the services he offers to help diversify internationally. We also discuss living abroad and the freedoms that are enjoyed by foreigners outside the U.S. and especially Americans living as Perpetual Travelers or Permanent Tourists (P.T.s) outside of their home "farm."

Perpetual Traveler: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_traveler

Jeff Berwick's Dollar Vigilante blog and newsletter: http://www.dollarvigilante.com/
Aca Condos: http://www.acacondos.com/
Anarchast: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAnarchast

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Great interview with Stefan Molyneux and Tom Woods

They talk about Libertarianism and Anarchism. There is no coming out of this (USA) without collapse and chaos; do you want a Libertarian in office when the whole thing collapses? Who would the people blame? Based on history, that is an easy answer.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

You're free to go, for now.

Chucky Schumer's bill, called the ex-patriot act, brings to question what we have been asking here for a while.
Do you live in a free society?
While many in this country tout it to be the "freest country on earth," the state is telling us something quite different.
To truly live in a free society, you would have the ability to come and go from it as you please, voluntarily. Your property (land, wealth, life and person) would be just that, your property. You would have the ability to take your property to and from this free society as you see fit, your decisions would be based on the value and safety of your property in this society vs. its value and safety elsewhere. The moment you are not allowed to leave with ALL your property, or to come back as you please to property you have left, you are no longer in a free society. When you are not allowed to leave with your property, someone else has claimed a higher ownership over your property than the ownership that you claim to have. They, (in this case the state) not only claim a higher ownership of your property, since the property does actually belong to you, the state is claiming ownership over you.
You are no longer free.
The U.S. government not only claims that it owns whatever part of your wealth it wants, by saying you may or may not leave this country with whatever property you wish to take with you, it is also claiming to own you. You, citizen, may not secede.
When they claim ownership of your property even after you leave, and claim they can steal (tax) you for as long as they decide, there is no longer any doubt. You are not free.
You may only leave if they let you leave. If they decide sometime that you may not leave, I would fear for the reasons they wish to keep you.
There is nothing voluntary about it.
This should be an eye opener for those that have been thinking about getting out. The door is closing. The milk cows are about to become beef cows.
For those of you who think we live in a semi-voluntary society, try to secede.
For those of you who think you are free, think again. 

We must promote the idea of secession. Or more specifically, we must promote the idea of a world composed of tens of thousands of distinct districts, regions, and cantons, and hundreds of thousands of independent free cities such as the present day oddities of Monaco, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Greatly increased opportunities for economically motivated migration would thus result, and the world would be one of small [classically] liberal governments economically integrated through free trade and an international commodity money such as gold. Hans Hermann Hoppe


Friday, May 25, 2012

For those who say," Why, that's unconstitutional"!


So, what do they care?

Better figure it out quick. If your Rights come from a piece of paper, you're screwed, you only got like 2 or 3 Rights left. LOL

One year of Revolution Radio!

Tomorrow we celebrate our first year of the Radio Program, Patriot's Lament.
It's been a lot of fun, and we have had some awesome guests.

Special thanks to my brother Aaron for being a part of the show; your insight is always valuable, and fun. Thanks for putting the idea of the show in my head, and for always saying, "We can do this, Josh!"
Also, special thanks to my new brother David Giessel; your insight on Liberty and economics has taught me a lot, it has been a blast, and you will be missed. Thanks for keeping Radio Free Fairbanks rolling! Make sure you call in from places unknown and check in from time to time.
Both these guys are unshakeable in their conviction, that the State is the enemy of the people.
They hate the State.
You don't find solid folks like these much anymore. Whenever I hear of or think of an issue involving the State, I know almost exactly what Aaron and David think of the issue. The State is the enemy of the people. The state is the problem.
The 3 of us, I think, made an awesome team for the program. We don't agree on everything, we have differing views on this or that, but when it comes down to it, We Hate the State.
I have had a great time, and I appreciate the support you all have shown, the listeners and the callers, and all of you that read this blog and comment.
Last but certainly not least, the man with the face made for radio, our good friend Steve Floyd. Thank you for all your work behind the board making sure things run smooth, I know it must be frustrating for you when we show up and you ask, "Whats the topic today?" and we reply, "We don't know." lol

I hope some of you have found value in our small Pursuit of Liberty.

So Aaron, David, and Steve, godless monkeys one and all, thank you. Those of you who like us and "get it," thank you. Those who listen but don't get it yet, keep listening. Those who hate us, thank you, too. We love your calls the most.

Here's to another year of Revolution Radio.

Joshua Bennett

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Me and my little brain...

I am trying to make sense of this.

So the government steals from me (taxes) to "protect me" and gives some of that money to drug running scum (Olson), to make up scary plans (241 was "invented" by the FBI and introduced by Olson), to encourage people to break the law (don't show up to the court hearing Schaeffer), break the law themselves, and then sweep in and break up the scheme they invented, to show that I need them to steal from me (taxes) so they can protect me, and give some of that money to drug running scum.....

Monday, May 21, 2012

Do you hate the State?

By Murray Rothbard, from the Mises archives.

"There runs through For a New Liberty (and most of the rest of my work as well) a deep and pervasive hatred of the State and all of its works, based on the conviction that the State is the enemy of mankind."
" Perhaps the word that best defines our distinction is "radical." Radical in the sense of being in total, root-and-branch opposition to the existing political system and to the State itself. Radical in the sense of having integrated intellectual opposition to the State with a gut hatred of its pervasive and organized system of crime and injustice. Radical in the sense of a deep commitment to the spirit of liberty and anti-statism that integrates reason and emotion, heart and soul."











Or you can read it here.

Or find the MP3 download here.

Patriot's Lament May 12, 2012: Parental Rights and the State Oppressing You

In the first hour we discuss parental rights versus the state and in the second hour discuss the state's oppression of the individual (you!).

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Anarchast Ep. 26 with David Giessel

In this episode, we talk with David Giessel from www.patriotslament.blogspot.com

Topics covered:

- David's experience in beautiful Acapulco
- Traffic laws
- The truth about Mexico
- The U.S. military

Want to visit Acapulco? You can also stay at Jeff's hotel, Las Torres Gemelas Private Suites. Visit www.ltgps.com for more details.

For more on Jeff's Anarchist Enclave visit www.acacondos.com


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Anarchast Ep. 25 with Josh Luther

In this episode of Anarchast, we talk with Josh Luther in beautiful Acapulco, Mexico.

- Josh's road from Marxism to Anarchism
- Ron Paul
- Law and Anarchism




Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 5: Scared to Disobey and Russ Millette

In the first hour, Aaron and Josh discuss the fear of people to disobey the arbitrary rules around them, even when those rules are destroying their basic ability to survive.

They discuss this article from DailyAnarchist.com also:
http://dailyanarchist.com/2012/05/05/fear-and-loathing-manipulation-of-the-li...

In the second hour we interview the new chair of the Alaska Republican Party, Russ Millette and take calls so our listeners can ask him their questions also.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Marriage

I got an email the other day about Obama coming out saying he was for same sex marriage.

I cannot understand why people get all upset about this. Who cares? The real question is, why do we allow the government to be a 3rd party to marriage in the first place. Isn't marriage a contract between 2 people? Why is the state allowed to be a 3rd party? Christians, above all, should hold that marriage should be only between the 2 people and God.
No state needed.
Anyway, here is my email response back to the one I got.



A license is a piece of paper giving you permission to do that which would otherwise be illegal or “wrong.”  A marriage license is just a permission slip with some legal benefits granted by the state. If we took this monopoly “benefit” from the state, then homosexuals wouldn’t want a marriage license anyway. No state monopolized benefit? Issue gone.

 In the early British/American colonies a “marriage tax” was issued (i.e. marriage license) and the colonists took up arms in resistance to the tax.  They said the King had no right to regulate their marriages. It was dropped, because none would pay the tax. Nullified. Later the marriage license was re-introduced to prevent blacks from marrying whites.

So why have we regressed to protect the state on this issue that our forefathers fought against?

IF you want to get married, take some advice, don’t get a marriage license. My wife and I didn’t, and we have been married for 19 years.

Then all these trivial nonsensical things about marriage rights, man and woman only, and defense of marriage acts are just that.

 Trivial nonsense.

Democracy, the god that failed

Short lecture by Hans Hermann Hoppe given at the Mises Institute.

You can get the audio on mp3 at itunes.

Video here.

For some reason I can't get the thing to work here, so just follow the link above.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Republican convention

So I went to the Alaska Republican state convention as a delegate. My district was a bunch of solid guys that I really enjoyed getting to know.
I know what you're thinking: "What? I thought you hated politics and the state"?! Yes, I do, and in fact this convention cemented my thoughts on politics and the state.
I went for a very pointed reason. I love the man Ron Paul, I love his conviction for Liberty, and I felt that I wanted to go, anywhere for that matter, to the convention to show my support for Liberty.
I met a lot of Liberty-minded folks who shared my convictions, which was awesome. I didn't meet one person who will be blogging for us soon I hope, but that's how it goes.
The old guard was literally shaking in their boots over the "Ron Paul" supporters. Why? Why would these republicans fear people who really do want less (or no) government in their lives? Power, of course. A quick read of "Whatever Happened to Justice" explains that easily.
So the "party" invited Lisa Murkowski to speak at one of the banquets.
Bad decision. 
There was discussion of what to do when Lisa showed up; I, being a peaceful loving sort, suggested we walk out when she spoke. That was shot down for some reason, for being too radical.
OHHH-KAAAY.
So it was agreed, not by me, to have someone speak to her publicly and to then "stand" to show our opposition to Lisa.
Boring.
Seriously, a traitor to the people was coming in her official capacity to speak and we were going to do a silent stand in?
Not so much.
The kind lady spoke out against Lisa, who never shut her fat mouth the whole time, and the Ron Paul folks stood up to show their opposition. Except for me. I was hungry, and the food was getting cold. I didn't feel the need to even stand against this treacherous fiend...why should I go hungry to stand up in a meaningless gesture?
Then it got time to get down to business.
We booed. We booed and we shouted her down. We booed the traitor from Wyoming who voted for the NDAA that come to speak, too.
We booed until our throats hurt.
My table, who I am proud to say consisted of Anarcho-Capitalists, started to chant "TRAITOR"! as loud as we could.
Am I sorry for this? No, I am sorry that Lisa didn't know I was personally shouting "traitor" at her.
I am sorry some people felt we went "over the line" and didn't show "respect."
PHFFFFT!!
Respect? For whom?
Did this traitor show respect for my family when she voted to have my family detained without due process?
Screw her. Screw respect for traitors to the people.
I won't show it, I won't apologize for it.
I am not a serf. I don't show fealty to anyone. I have no master, save One.
These scum need to know we hold them in contempt; these fat cats need to be put on notice that their time in power is coming to an end.
So go boo an elected official tomorrow. Call them a traitor. Show your contempt and disgust.

And feel good about it! Be proud you did it!!

 For I have sworn upon the altar of God, 
eternal hostility against every form of tyranny
over the mind of man.
Thomas Jefferson 
 
 



A little resistance...

My hat is off to this Patriot of Liberty, who dares to tell the truth. Hopefully you don't have to wonder which person I am talking about.
From Lew Rockwell today:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Life After Ron Paul and What Might Freedom Look Like?

In this episode we ask the question: What will happen after Ron Paul? So many are waiting for him to free them from regulations and draconian laws, but freedom is a state of mind that we must each discover within ourselves. The work of spreading the ideas of liberty and freedom are also not Ron Paul's responsibility, it is our responsibility as individuals.

As Butler Shaffer reminds us:
Freedom is a state of mind that each of us must discover for ourselves. In so doing, we will find that there is nothing that anyone in authority can do to make our world more peaceful orderly, or free. There are no institutional reforms, or ideologies, or more fashionable gurus to save us: such thinking only continues our sense of irresponsibility.





In the first hour we discuss how roads are already self-regulating and also the modern belief in magic that we call the "legal system."

In the second hour we discuss various aspects of what a non-state society might look like. We get bogged down in details now and then, but offer a few possibilities for how roads, defense, and things of this nature might be provided.

I again recommend to anyone interested in this topic to read The Market for Liberty as an introduction to this philosophy.http://mises.org/books/marketforliberty.pdf


Freedom in Mexico and Seth King on BitCoins


In the first hour David and Josh call in to discuss their discovery of freedom in Mexico (without trillion dollar wars to "keep it free").

In the second hour Seth King from DailyAnarchist.com discusses BitCoin, Anarchism, and the fact that so-called rights are not what make us free.



In the first hour Wake Up Call, Aaron and Josh discuss the American and Alaskan cows and how they do what the farmer wants. In the second hour they discuss the socialist oil dependency that Alaskans have growing on them like a giant tumor.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Tale of Two Flags

From The Dollar Vigilante


[Editors Note: the following post is by TDV Correspondent David Giessel]
A couple weeks ago while visiting friends in the San Francisco Bay Area, I found myself driving north to Berkeley with a friend to spend the evening wandering Telegraph Ave. To get there we decided to take I-880 North along the East Bay. This route takes you past two interesting complexes: Solyndra and Tesla Motors.
For an anarchist, driving past the Solyndra buildings (now for sale!) provides an entertaining and highly visible example of the failure of central economic planning, which goes well with the terrible rush hour traffic on 880 caused by the socialist road system.
Even normal people often find the Solyndra situation funny, they just don’t understand exactly why. Of course my friend and I discussed this briefly as we drove by. She observed it as yet another failed program of the Obama administration, but did not indict the state itself as the more fundamental cause. It’s a start though. Baby steps.
The Tesla complex is a bit north of Solyndra and much larger. They are not bashful about their brand and have TESLA written in massive letters on all of their buildings. My favorite aspect of their complex however is the flags out front. On the tallest pole, the American flag, on the middle pole, the California flag, and on the shortest pole, the Tesla flag. I thought about this for a second and commented to my friend how awesome it was that so many Bay Area companies have their own flags out front. Notably,  Apple used to fly a pirate flag in front of their campus in Cupertino, hence “Pirates of Silicon Valley.”