"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!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Patriot's Lament November 10, 2012: Majority Rule and Worth Your Time To Prepare

In this episode THE ELECTIONS ARE FINALLY OVER!!! And of course there is great weeping and gnashing of teeth that Obama has won yet again. But we point out, nothing would have changed would Romney have won. Do you think the national debt would have been fixed? We also ask, are you better off now than 4 years ago? Aaron and I are, much better off, and it has nothing to do with who is president of the U.S.
So people, make your life better, it's YOUR responsibility, not the State. If you rely on it, you will be no better off than the people in New York and New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. Be a MAN. Prepare for what is coming and quit letting the State decide how your life will be. And all you "Revolutionaries," you are no different, you just want your king to rule. We want no kings.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

One of my favorites

I literally tear up whenever I hear this song. There is a difference between the land that you love, and the State that claims it.
Choose.
 
1
My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From ev'ry mountainside
Let freedom ring!
2
My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills,
Like that above.
3
Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Notice there are no references to the government, or the State. Not to Congress, not to the Supreme Court, not to a President.  We are a people whose heritage is Liberty. We may have forgotten, no doubt, but where else in the world do people say, "I have a Right! I am free to..."
Folks, we can and we should be free. Free from government abuse, free to keep the earnings of our toil, free to speak, free to keep, free to be.
Divorce yourself from the State. Don't worry yourself about what man is in "control." Is he really in control of you?  Who can rule over you? Who should? And who should you wish to rule over?
I wish from the bottom of my heart that we would desire to be Free men again.
 Independent.
There are a lot of good people still in this land, the Remnant. Desire to be free. Learn what it is to be free. Get back to your roots, and be free men.

4
Our fathers' God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
With freedom's holy light,
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God our King.

Liberty vs. the Constitution: The Early Struggle

I have often opined that if we actually would get back to 1787, I would much prefer it to today's government. Basically because Thomas Jefferson was still around, and the principles of Liberty were not totally lost on the Jeffersonian Republicans (not to ever, and may it never be, mistaken for the "republican party" of Lincoln and today.)
I still like to think of the time when total Liberty, or in another term, ANARCHY, ruled America, and for 11 whole years, when Jefferson penned that Man should and, of Right, ought to be Free, with the God-given Right of Life, Liberty, and Property, the Declaration of Independence.
For 11 years Americans were a free people. Then, some folks that the American people like to glorify, decided to make a constitution. Now, the delegates that ratified the Constitution had no authority from the people who sent them there to do so; they were merely supposed to strengthen the Articles of Confederation, yet monetary and mercantile interest proved the day.
And won.
It had been drafted, in the first place, by men representing special economic interests. Four-fifths of them were public creditors, one-third were land speculators, and one-fifth represented interests in shipping, manufacturing, and merchandising. Most of them were lawyers. Not one of them represented the interest of production — Vilescit origine tali.

Hamilton's first move was for funding all the obligations of the government at face value, thereby putting the interests of the speculator on a par with those of the original holder, and fusing both classes into a solid bulwark of support for the government. This was inflation on a large scale, for the values represented by the government's securities were in great part — probably 60 percent — notoriously fictitious, and were so regarded even by their holders. A feeble minority in Congress, led by Madison, tried to amend Hamilton's measure in a small way, by proposing a fair discrimination against the speculator, but without success.

 Hamilton's bill contained a supplementary measure which reached out after the state creditors, united them with the mass of federal creditors, and applied a second fusing heat. The several states which had at their own expense supplied troops for the Revolutionary army, had borrowed money from their citizens for that purpose; and now Hamilton proposed that the federal government should assume these debts, again at face value — another huge inflation, resulting in "twenty millions of stock divided among favored States, and thrown in as pabulum to the stock-jobbing herd," as Mr. Jefferson put it.

 The point being, while we do face adversity, and the Rights of Man have been and are trampled, to say that one would want to "go back" is to be ignorant of fact.
Instead, let's "MOVE FORWARD." Just as Jefferson did with John Locke.
Let's take the lessons learned from the good of the Founders, and take the good from the dissidents of this Country that promoted Liberty VS. Statism, (Spooner, Tucker, Rothbard) and let us progress to a New Liberty, one of Individualism, Voluntarism, and the Golden Rule.

Read the rest of Albert Jay Nock's "Liberty vs. the Constitution" here.




Monday, November 26, 2012

Patriot's Lament November 3, 2012: Obamney Inflation and Economics

In this episode we talk about Romney being a crony capitalist, not a free market one. We talk about the impossibility of voting for freedom, and how property owners were the only ones that should have a vote.
14-year-old Israel educates us on taxation through inflation, and we argue with Randy about whether there is even ONE thing good to be said about Romney. We also make the charge that the republican party uses abortion as red meat every time there is an election, but given the chance to actually do something about it, they never do.


Richard Maybury

Richard Maybury, author of the Uncle Eric series, will be on our radio program again this coming Saturday in the 9 a.m. Alaskan time hour.
Don't miss it! The last time Richard was on was a fantastic 2 hours of education.
To visit his website, just click on his name on the right side of the blog page.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Patriot's Lament October 27, 2012: That's The Breaks and Pants Off Protest

In this episode, we award Congressman Peter King with our "Piece of Crap Award." Listen and you will see why. We then delve into Romans 13, and try to answer the question of whom shall we serve, in what we feel is an oft-misquoted chapter of the Bible. In the next hour we talk about the Church and say that when a church gets a 501-C3 they subject themselves to the whim of the State, and compromise themselves.
We then answer the question:  "Did Jesus say we must pay taxes?" Again, we ask, if you cannot serve 2 masters, WHO THEN SHALL WE SERVE? Steve, at the end of the show, protests the "saggy pants ban" in Florida, by taking off his pants. I am so thankful that we are not a live video feed program. Your eyes would cry for the rest of your life.
 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Obama publicly supports Pakistani retaliation against America

I may have my story headline a little mixed up, but I am somewhat confused.
Here is the story: Obama praises Gaza ceasefire.

The part I am confused about is this quote from the White House: "The president made clear that no country can be expected to tolerate rocket attacks against civilians."
Er,  uh, Mr. Obama, that's what some of us have been saying for a while, and exactly what Ron Paul meant by blow back.
Read this, Drone attacks in Pakistan.
One of the sick things in that story is that the U.S. drones, controlled by U.S. citizens by the way, double tap the strike area; they wait until people come to pick up the dead bodies and strike again. I have a friend who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he confirmed to me that this was a common practice. Muslims have to bury their dead immediately,  so wait for a few minutes and there will be another crowd to blow up. And they are usually civilians the second time around. 
Now, we are attacking an area deep in Pakistan because the people there hate the U.S. I have had people even justify these attacks because of simply that, "Well those people hate us"!
Yep, they sure do. It's called circular reasoning and it's not a very logical way to think things through.
"We kill them, cause they hate us"! "We hate them cause they kill us"! "Oh yeah!! Well we are going to kill you even more because you hate us"! "Oh yeah!! Well we are going to hate you even more cause you kill us"!

If you are seriously afraid of these people in Pakistan, maybe you should have some therapy. Mental.
These people live in tents, most don't have shoes, they are still riding on goats to get around, they live a basic subsistence lifestyle and sometimes can barely feed themselves.
Come on.
There is no justification for it. You simply have men that love power that want to use it.
Maybe that's why some of you support it? It makes you feel stronger, knowing your government can kill people who don't like you. I mean no joke! Anyone who hates the U.S. has got to be crazy!

Anyway, I am glad to hear Obama has had a change of heart, and it sounds like he has realized the error of his ways.
Or maybe you should hope they don't run out of targets over there and start a new kill list in the U.S.

Hmm, now I am hurting my own head.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The last Statesman

Ron Paul gives his farewell address to congress. There won't be another like him. Too bad America wouldn't listen to him, payment is coming due.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Patriot's Lament October 20, 2012: People vs The State and Guest Robert Murphy

In this episode, we start off congratulating the State for coming up with the most brilliant of all bogey men, terrorism. We go on to talk about wars we start in our "interest," and explain how embargoes are acts of war. We have a caller that scolds us for being "anti american" and we ask what we have said that was untrue. USA right or wrong? If Liberty is our goal, we need to expose our faults and rectify them! In the second hour, Robert Murphy is our guest. We talk about voluntary societies and Bob explains how things could work, and why even though we don't know all the answers, even at its worst, it is better than having a State. Thanks, Bob! You were awesome!

Patriot's Lament October 13, 2012: Lew Rockwell and End Of Land Of The Free

In this episode, we have a very special guest, the great Lew Rockwell. We talk with him about Ron Paul, voting, the Mises Institute, and Murray Rothbard. Congrats on 30 years, Mises! In the second hour we have some soldiers call and talk about war, and we discuss whether voting changes anything. We also talk about taxes and the immoral practice the State has of stealing people's property for not paying fealty.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Haha.

Patriot's Lament October 6, 2012: Imagine An Island and You Don't Own It

In this episode we have fun talking about the appropriation of property, and imagine ourselves on an island. Obviously we are trying to expand on Hans Hoppe.
Do you own your property? The callers ask some great questions, and make some great comments.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A discussion

Here is part of a discussion I am having. Well, aren't we all having this discussion in some fashion or another?

It is in response to this:



If you are going to put your faith in government for anything, including protecting your “rights” you will ultimately
be disappointed and a lot poorer.
James Madison, the so-called Father of the Constitution, said (from his reading of John Locke, the father of “property Rights”) that good government's only function is to protect property, and that was to be the end of good government. That’s it. He called any other function of the State unjust. Even here we have a problem, in that the State must first expropriate (Steal) a portion of that same property to provide the protection. The individual has no choice whether or not he wants or needs that protection.
Even small government conservatives offer the same thing as the big government liberals, the State.
Having local control of tax money further obfuscates the real question, are taxes moral, or are they just theft, whether a huge government forces you to pay them, or a tiny local government? It still comes down to theft, a minority stealing from one to spend the way they want for the “good of all.”
That’s what I say is crap.  
We should not want state control of our public schools, we should abolish them.  Limited government is a fallacy.
Government is force and violence that the individual would be locked up for if he tried the same things government does.
Government = Force/violence/theft
Limited government = limited force/violence/theft?
So that is the better option? Are we as individuals able to “opt out”? No matter how close to home a local government is, it will still spend money in ways that some find immoral. So who decides how the tax(theft) money is spent? A majority? Who decides if that allocation of the theft is moral? The majority?
Then you are back to square one, majority, mob rule, where the rights of the minority are crushed.


"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits
 drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law',
 because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the
 individual."
 Thomas Jefferson

How many “Constitutional conservatives” do you know actually believe that? Even small government advocates have plenty of duties they think the government needs to perform.

And none of these things answers the first problem. If the Founders of this Country said that government's only role in society was to protect property, (John Locke said the only reason people come to form society is for the protection of property) then how can we defend any other role the State has decided in its wisdom to control?
The State is not your friend, it is your enemy, whether large, small, limited or otherwise. It should be abolished at every level.

This idea is not un-American, as the government is not America.

It is the essence of Liberty.

Fuuuuhhhhhhhtttball... :-)

Did you think this would be funny cause I put a smiley face in the title?


The systematic thwarting, simply put – of a normal man’s inclination to be a man.
The average man has virtually no real control over his life in modern America. He must Submit and Obey at every turn, from the moment he awakes to the moment he lays his head down on the pillow at night. He must never raise his voice, at work or in public. He must avoid confrontation at all costs. (This lesson, in particular, is really being hammered home to today’s boys – who are told in no uncertain terms by the authorities that they cannot even defend themselves when attacked by a bully. And the boys’ fathers are told they must teach them to accept this.)
He stews in silent, impotent fury as a cop half his age lectures him about “buckling up for safety” in front of his kids. Or as he submits to having his wife and kids get fondled by useless-eater (and probably pedophilic) blue-shirted poltroons at the airport. He must put up with being told what to do – and even worse, what not to do – by smarmy little busybodies, stretchpants-wearing fraus. From the PTA to the DMV to the HOA, he is hectored and hemmed in at every turn.
He probably can’t even paint his own damn house without first begging permission from the local Gertrud Schlotz-Klink… and if he doesn’t beg permission first, the old bag will just make a call. A lien or some other encumbrance will be put on his place. Or, the thug scrum will come. So, he surrenders. He Submits… and Obeys. He Does What He is Told. And along the way, he becomes something less than a man. At some gut level, he knows it, too. And the rage boils within him, silently, helplessly… .
He feels emasculated – because he has been emasculated.

Full article here.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Revoluuuuuution!

Wow.
What is going on? Obama won the election folks, fair and square. Oh, but you are mad? Why? You espouse democracy, you participated in it (HELLOOO you voted) and now because your majority didn't win, the system is broke? Hmm.
I don't know what to think. We here have been going on and on about the system and how you should NOT participate in it, you insisted we were stupid, now you gambled and lost, and you're mad?
Praise God! We had one more opinion in transition of power and it happened again without civil war! Isn't that great?
You want to tell me that YOU HAVE TO VOTE and when it doesn't pan out the way you want, you want to fight?
Voting = gambling. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.
Here is the part you have refused to understand.
Voting.
You ALWAYS lose and the State ALWAYS wins.
Did the State have anything to lose whether Obama won, or Romney won?
Or is it a win/win for the State?
You want a revolution now? (insert mocking) constitution and democracy.
Quit your griping. Own up to what you have been propping up. You made your bed, sleep in it.
And you Christians?
 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day.
Get over it.
You chose your god, live with it. His name is democracy.
You cling to a constitution, where did it stop this from happening?
HA, you don't even know what it stood for in the first place. You still think it gave you rights.
Robama, he means nothing to me.  
Still the same state, still the same master, still the same serfs. 
Revolution? You don't even have a clue what it means. And even in your definition, you won't do a thing. You haven't yet, you think you can justify it now because of a vote you participated in and therefore is justified?  
The American Revolution was not a common event. Its effects and consequences have already been awful over a great part of the globe. And when and where are they to cease?But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. ... This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.
John Adams

Let's talk when you can tell me what he actually meant.

Otherwise, quit your griping and face the consequences of your choice. Democracy comes with a price, it's time to pay.

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How some see the U.S. elections

I bet these kids would like some hope and change from the U.S. government even more than the serfs that voted yesterday.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What now, Republican party?



You had your chance with a Champion of Liberty, you shot him down and mocked him, you knew best and told us who we had to choose.
We said no.
You got what you deserved.
Ron Paul was your last chance.
You blew it.
You mocked us.
Now the people who Love Liberty mock you.

Voting Is Violence

From Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy on Lew Rockwell.

Once one has the office, and is vested in the myth and the mystique and the moral validation that go with it, he or she cannot only torment, torture and kill other people, he or she can make the laws that validate the agony and slaughter he or she is pouring down on others. Hitler did nothing illegal, which is why U.S., England, France and Russia had to create the trumped-up ex post facto law – so called crimes against humanity – to convict and kill Hitler’s cabinet and military officers. Hitler saw to it that everything he did was legal by simply creating the laws he needed to legalize what he wanted to do. A contemporary local example of this process would be the Patriot Act in the United States.
President William Clinton kills 400,000 children under twelve years of age in Iraq, his Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, says on national television that this most grotesque form of child abuse "was worth it." Yet, neither one is in prison nor in the electric chair. Why?
No one is born with the right to kill 400,000 children. Yet, President Clinton, and to a lesser extent King Herod, killed children with abandon. From whence comes their right to do this. Clinton’s right to kill children came from being elected President. Herod’s right came from his being the son of a King. That is it! Human beings endowing human beings with the right to kill human beings is what the divine right of kings, drawing straws or elections are all about. If either Obama or Romney were not going to be endowed, if elected President, with the same right to use violence against their fellow human beings that Clinton and Herod had would anyone beyond their family, friends and acquaintances care a jot about what these two guys had to say?
Given the choice would Jesus have voted for Herod or Pilate or neither? In governmental elections is there ever anyone to vote for but Herod or Pilate? Since the make-believe lesser of two evils standard is still evil, why not just write-in "Lucifer" as your vote?

Read the whole article here. 

I pledge blind allegiance!

The guys at Blimey cow do it again. HAHAHA!!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Evil Iranians! Evil!

I saw this over at Arctic Patriot's blog.
Evil Iran
AP says, "While I hold my breath in anticipation of the outpouring of support from our so-called "allies", Iran is displaying an ironically Biblical ability to heap burning coals upon our head."
Haha, how true. Don't hold your breathe too long AP. :-)

The comments section had a few things that bothered me. Here are my thoughts.

Obviously I think this is another reason to Nuke them. How dare they offer to help us?
Just because in the 50s we instituted a murdering Shah and trained and backed his police, just because we helped Iraq, (Whoops, didn't we put that guy in and take that guy out, too?) to kill and maim hundreds of thousand of Iranians,doesn't mean they should be mad at us. Don't they read their bible? The one that says "Love your enemies, and pray for those that persecute you"? Oh wait, that's "our bible."
The American people are so brainwashed; on one hand we don't trust anything they say domestically because they are out to steal our Liberty, but when it's a war, for some reason the guvment can tell no lies, they are only there to protect us.
BAH!
I have no love for Islam, but I sure as heck don't swallow the military industrial complex's lies to send Americans off to die for another trillion $ profit margin.
Governments love war, they GROW BIGGER with every one.
As far as Ron Paul, I would say his theory of BLOWBACK is about as close to Right as any theory I have read. And his theory of non-intervention is spot on with the "Founders" of this nation. But what did they know? HAH, if Jesus was here today, He would nuke them too. Never mind the Christian Iranians that would die...
And to the whole slave mentality of the State, and the collective "We."
 Who is "us?" Aid "us"? Who are "they" and "them"?
They, them, us, ours, theirs, who's, how's, what the heck does that mean?
Are we all humans or not? Are we really so silly that we let the farmers (government) of "our" farm control us to the point where we are "us?" Or them?
Can't we see the invisible lines we draw to separate "our" "nations" are just political means of control and violence? "These are our milk cows, go milk your own."
Who benefits from the imaginary lines of "nations?" Certainly not the people. Only "my" government can abuse me?!!
I am not an us. When the government goes to war, I don't. That's them. When this government murders and tortures, that's not me, that's them. I am not an us.
I am an individual, not a we. I don't consent, participate, relate or even associate myself to the U.S. government.
It's not mine.I have no earthly Kings or Priests. 

You can read the rest of Arctic Patriot's post here.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

There are no Democrats or Republicans during a storm,

Obama was actually telling the truth here. Only the part he left out was this, "there is only the state."
Romney is praising Chris Christie for his heart and compassion. Chris Christie is doing press releases with Janet Napolitano. You know? The head of Homeland security? TSA? And he praised Obama for his efforts in the aftermath of the storm.
These guys all have pretty big hearts.

Why not? None of the money going to help the people who have a loss from the storm is coming from any of them. They steal it from other people and give it away and then take credit for giving the money away.
What about the victims of the theft, you and me? Shouldn't we get at least a hallmark card?
It is absolutely amazing to me that ANYONE would be suckered into thinking any of these scum are "giving people with big hearts." They risk nothing, and give nothing that they have not stolen.
The biggest thing to take away from this storm, is that there truly is no right or left, republican or democrat.
They are all the same entity, the state.
Playing a huge facade that there is an ounce of difference between them and using the serfs for their mutual gain.
This November 6th, let your vote be NO!

Do not give your consent to these despicable lying thieves.

 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

You are still free to choose no...


When will we choose Liberty rather than a change of the slave master?

When will we choose Liberty and Justice for all?

When will we decide as freemen, No Kings, No Priests?

You had better seriously think before you go vote this Tuesday. You will be held responsible.

Get off your KNEES!