"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.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Quote of the Week

The NSA "needs" more "cyber warriors," its euphemism for hackers. Like the other sponges in government, these miscreants soak up our taxes to commit crimes that would land any of us in the pokey. Here's "Marine Capt. Robert Johnston" explaining a "cyber warrior's" job: "So we're the guys kinda pounding at the front door... finding all the open holes that we can, and beatin' down the door."

In my experience, folks erect doors precisely to keep out intruders, especially those aggressive enough to "pound at the front" entrance. But Capt. Johnston and his pillagers allow neither common decency nor liberty's principles to hamper them. They are part of a competition among "the nation's top military academies, including one from Naval Academy at Annapolis and one from the Military Academy at West Point. It's all part of CDX, an annual cyber defense exercise run by the NSA" that extends over three days. 

The NSA hopes to recruit more hackers from this abomination, but it's finding that tough in the wake of Heroic Ed and his revelations. "Industry insiders say competition for top cyber experts in both the private and public sectors has never been so fierce. 'We're all fighting for the same talent — it's tough out there,' says NSA recruitment marketing manager Lori Weltmann. But she insists NSA is holding its own, especially when prospective employees get to know the agency's operations."

Which brings us to our Quote of the Week. "'Once you try NSA, you buy NSA,' Weltmann says. 'The work is exciting, and you can do things here that you can't do anywhere else.'"

Oh, indeed.  

Monday, April 28, 2014

Another reason to be thankful Palin isn't Alaska's governor

In this post on Lew Rockwell's blog, "nuremberg barbies blasphemous punchline", by the fantastic Will Grigg, Sarah Palin tells us if "she was in charge" she would baptize supposed terrorist by water boarding them.
What a pig. Pharisee.
 I have no qualms or misgivings on calling her these things either.
Hey Sarah, give folks who not only believe in Christ but actually believe in His teaching a break, and shut your lipstick smeared mouth.
While it might be cool and it gets a lot of praise from the NRA lobby of chumps and NEO-CON sickos, there are still a few out here who do believe in the Higher Law.
Torture is just that, torture. There is no justification for it, engaging in torture because you are following orders to torture is no excuse. It is wrong. There is a Higher Law and you should be and someday will be held accountable.
And Sarah, I really wish you knew better, in fact you probably do, if not, please read about the Nuremberg trials, or the Japanese officers that were put to death after WW2 for waterboarding American soldiers.
Better yet, try reading Matthew 5, and quit giving the State a pass, even worse, justifying and glorifying the State's evil with Romans 13 stamped on your forehead.
It's pathetic and evil.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

To the folks who want to vote for "change"...

Gary North, not a voluntarist, says that by "just complaining on Facebook", Will Facebook Bring Down the Government? we're striking at the root of the problem. When you vote and support political candidates, you're actually working the other way, shoring up the thing.

Friday, April 25, 2014

"Of, Denoting, Relating To, Or Characteristic Of a Dictatorial One-party State That Regulates Every Realm of Life"

If that's the definition of "totalitarian," we can no longer debate whether we suffer under such a regime. Exhibit One: even nursing mothers aren't safe from the TSA's attentions.

I'll let you go to the link rather than repeat the coarse details here. Basically, a woman refused to send her output through the TSA's scanner because she feared the radiation's effects on it. The goons at the checkpoint retaliated by forcing her into their notorious cage, "detaining" her until she nearly missed her flight. The lady "says she felt 'totally humiliated.' 'It’s a glass container with hundreds of passengers passing by on either side. You’re being totally ignored. You’re asking to speak with someone – the manager and the supervisor and no one is giving you any answers yet they stand right there and watch like you are an animal in a cage,' she said."

Naturally, she sued. The TSA will cough up $75,000 of our money to its victim. It has also "promised" her that it will "retrain everybody and heed great importance to this issue..."

Notice that this serf is right where Our Rulers want her: debating the length and type of her chains rather than protesting their existence in the first place.

Notice as well the Church's complete and craven silence on this incident as well as the TSA's atrocities in general. This Satanic bureaucracy has gone where no government, however brutal or authoritarian, has gone before: mass, routine, and systemic sexual assault. Then, too, it's cheapened public discourse, with topics that are best left private besieging us instead from the headlines. Yet we hear not a peep from any Christian denomination. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today's Scripture

"But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters."

That's I Peter 4:15, and I nominate it as the new inscription chiseled over the entrance of every bureaucracy, whether national, state, or local, the Congress and local legislatures, the White House, police precincts, military installations, and courthouses. It may not trouble unregenerate bloodsuckers, but hopefully it will give pause to "Christians" who "work" for the State, murdering, thieving, committing evil and meddling in our matters on our dime. And it will remind the hapless serfs forced to enter those buildings of the State's antipathy to all things decent.

Thanks to Joshua Bennett and my other siblings in the Lord here at Patriot's Lament who've invited me to join them. I'm deeply honored. And I'd love to hear from you, the readers who make the audience of Patriot's Lament so special! You can either comment below or email me at libertatem[at]aol.com.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Becky Akers with Patriot's Lament

Here is Becky when she joined us on our radio program on April 5. There were several times I was speechless.
Becky tells it like it is with no apologies.

Thank you Becky!!

Becky Akers with Patriot's Lament hour 1

Becky Akers with Patriot's Lament hour 2

Spooner sees it so clearly

We need a little Lysander Spooner, I think.
"It is no exaggeration but literal truth, to say that, by the Constitution, 'not as I interpret it, but as it is interpreted by those who pretend to administer it-' the properties, liberties, and the lives of the entire people of the United States are surrendered unreservedly into the hands of men who, it is provided by the constitution itself, shall never be "questioned" as to any disposal they make of them.
Article 1,sec.6 provides that, " for any speech or debate [or vote] in either house shall not be questioned in any other place".
The whole law making power is given to these senators and representatives, [when acting by 2/3rds vote] and this provision protects them from all responsibility for the laws they make.
[On an aside, this is from me, not Spooner, this means these garbage traps can spend the people into trillions of dollars of debt and can not be held accountable for it, according to the constitution. Back to Spooner.]
"Thus the whole power of the government is in their hands, and they are made utterly irresponsible for the use they make of it. What is this but absolute, irresponsible power?
It is no answer to this view of the case to say that these men are under oath to use their power only within created limits, what should they care, for oaths or limits when it is expressly provided, by the constitution itself, that they shall never be questioned or held to any responsibility whatsoever, for violating these oaths, or transgressing their limits."
[From here I am going to paraphrase a little, or rather, jump ahead to a conclusion from Spooner.]
Neither is it any answer to this view of the case to say that the men holding this power must be men chosen by people to hold it. A man is NONE THE LESS THE SLAVE BECAUSE HE IS ALLOWED TO CHOOSE A NEW MASTER ONCE IN A TERM OF YEARS. Neither is a people any less the slaves because they are permitted periodically to choose new masters. What makes them slaves is the fact that they now are, and are always hereafter to be, in the hands of men whose power over them is, and always is to be,absolute and irresponsible.
[This is me again, but here is the point of this whole post.]
The right of absolute and irresponsible dominion is the right of property, and the right of property is the right of absolute, irresponsible dominion. The two are identical; the one necessarily implying the other. Neither can exist without the other.
If Congress have that absolute and irresponsible lawmaking power, which the constitution, according to their interpretation of it gives them, it can only be because THEY OWN US AS PROPERTY. If they own us as property, they are OUR masters, and their will is our law. IF they DO NOT own us as property, they are NOT our masters, and their will, as such, is of no authority over us."
What Spooner is saying then, and rightfully so, is that if we are bound by the laws that congress passes, then congress owns us as property. But if congress does not own us as property, and they DO NOT, then we are not bound by their laws. They have no authority over us.
That is the whole point. We have to get out of this mind-controlling thought that we are their subjects, and they have any authority over us. If they do, and they are not responsible for anything they do to us, (and they are not) then they own us and we are no less slaves than any other slave in history.
I am NOT a slave.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Becky Akers

Becky Akers will be joining us again tomorrow at 9 am Alaskan time on the Patriot's Lament radio show. Don't miss it, it's going to be good!!

Becky Akers on LRC

Good Citizen

A friend of mine emailed me an article titled "Home Schoolers make good citizens".
The first thing that ran through my mind was, "If home schoolers make good citizens, those parents are doing it wrong."

Is being a good citizen even something we should strive to achieve? Should we teach our kids to be one? Or should we be and teach our children to be "good people"?
What is a good citizen?

One of the definitions of "citizen" in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary is: " a native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled to protection from it".

You can be a good citizen and not follow the non-aggression principle. In fact, a good citizen supports his government in aggressing against his own neighbor, and teaches his children this is good.
You can be a good citizen, and support the immoral wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, and actually, we are told you are a bad citizen if you don't support every war or invasion the government decides it wants.
A good citizen will submit to a cop beating him and not show even the least bit of resistance. A good citizen knows that it is his duty to take the beating and, if he really doesn't think he earned this form of protection, the good citizen can plead his case against the beating before a court, if he survives the beating.
A good citizen turns a blind eye to another good citizen getting beaten by a cop, knowing that the good citizen must have done something to earn this act of protection.
To be a good citizen one must give every penny the government says he owes in taxation, and he must be happy about it, and about where the money is spent. The good citizen doesn't "cheat" the government on his tax returns, knowing the government needs that money in order to pay for cops to beat him and his neighbor, and to fight the wars it wants.
A good citizen votes in every election he can, and accepts the choices the government gives him to vote for and on.
 A good citizen pledges allegiance to his government and doesn't question anything it does, period.

No thanks.

A good person, on the other hand, knows it is wrong to initiate violence against his neighbor, whether his neighbor lives next door to him or in another country, and whether he does it himself or has his government do it for him.
A good person not only is against wars of aggression, but he speaks out against them, and teaches his children to live in peace.
A good person knows he has the right to defend himself, and that a badge and a costume does not give anyone the right to violate him, or his neighbor.
A good person does not happily pay the extortion money the government demands from him, and uses every loophole and opportunity he can to keep his property for himself.
A good person does not pledge himself to a government, but pledges to live in peace with his fellow man, and follows the golden rule.

To you Christians, the Bible says you are not even citizens of this world (Philippians 3:19), so why do you think it honorable to be good earthly citizens?
My wife and I homeschool our 8 children (this year they are using the Ron Paul curriculum), and I will not teach them to be good citizens; rather, I will continue to teach them to be good people.
We have to decide for ourselves if we would rather be a good citizen, or a good person. I don't want to be a good citizen, in fact, I want to be a bad citizen.
Let us be good people. That should be our goal. That is what we should strive to be.