"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.
Please join us!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Geo-politics and Ukranian secession

Geo-Politics. This is what Richard Maybury is going to be talking with us about today on the Patriot's Lament radio show. I know we are going to be talking about the Russia/Ukraine/USA conflict.
I am mind boggled myself over this whole situation. The US government gets caught talking about spending $5 billion to support a coup and put in their own puppet government, the US government spin was that the Ukrainians have the right to their own self determination,(on this point I agree 100%, all people, every individual should be the owner of their own self and decide what they will or will not subject themselves to).
So there is a coup, and obviously the US sets up the government they want in place of the one that was in power. Then eastern Ukraine, Crimea in particular, votes to secede from Ukraine, and the US government all of a sudden does a 180 and says the Ukrainian people don't have a right to self determination. Of course Russia is blamed, but from what little I know, the eastern Ukrainians are basically ethnic Russians, and because of earlier State edicts, they were given to Ukraine. Like trading around cattle.
I'm not a cheerleader for the Russian State, I am against EVERY State, but I have to ask, why can't ALL the Ukrainian folks have self determination? If the eastern Ukrainians want to secede, and be apart of Russia, why not let them? Whether they want an autonomous state, or to live in an Anarchist state, what business is it of ANYONE'S except theirs?
Hans Hoppe argues for individual secession, and I like that idea. Why can't folks just live the lives they want, and be loyal, or disloyal, to whomever they want?
And more important, what business is it of anyone else?
I can see by looking at the "stats" on my blog, that we have folks from Russia and Ukraine that visit the blog. No, it doesn't tell me who anyone is, just that we had visits from these places.
So, if you are from Russia, or Ukraine, please, I don't know what is really going on, so tell us in your own words. Leave a comment.
For the rest of us, we should ask, why should any entity be able to tell any individual who or what they must obey or follow?
America was founded on secession, shouldn't Americans support secession movements anywhere in the world? I certainly do. If humans have the right to self ownership, we have the right to secede. If we don't have the right to secede, then we are merely slaves to the State that claims to own us.
Independence from the State should be our goal.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Richard Maybury

Richard Maybury is joining us again this Saturday on the Patriot's Lament radio show! He told me he will be able to stay with us for both hours. We will be talking about geo-political goings on in the world and how they effect us.

Don't miss it.

Patriot's Lament with Mark Thornton

Mark joins us and we talk about the State of the economy, Liberty, and his skyscraper theory.
Join us, it was great!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ron Paul Curriculum with its designer and implementor

Patriot's Lament is proud to host the designer and implementor of the Ron Paul Curriculum on Saturday, May 17, in the first hour (9am AK time).

Dr. Gary North was Ron Paul's original staff economist and has written extensively on history, economics and theology. You can read his writings at Lew Rockwell, Tea Party Economist and Specific Answers.

The topic of discussion will likely center around the 26 reasons to adopt the Ron Paul Curriculum today, and 4 reasons not to.

Other resources:

Jeffrey Tucker on Patriot's Lament

Jeffrey Tucker joins us to talk about the Liberty.me kickoff.
We also talk about the future of the internet, the information age and the wonderful world of technology.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Becky Akers joins Patriot's Lament

Becky Akers joins us on Patriot's Lament for both hours! We talk about the evils of the State, Romans 13, Christian participation with the State,(or rather, how we wish Christians didn't participate) wars, and her books. This was a great show, enjoy!

This Is News?

INSURANCE CEOS ARE GETTING PAID MORE IN WAKE OF HEALTH CARE REFORM,” screams the headline in liveinsurancenews.com, a website that “bring[s] quality insurance related news for both consumers and agents.” A sub-head adds, “INSURANCE EXECUTIVES MAY BE THE ONES BENEFITING MOST FROM THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.”

Duh. That’s the point of fascism in general and Obummercare in particular. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker will be joining us today on Patriot's Lament radio in the second hour (10 am Alaska time/1 pm central) to talk about his now up and running site, liberty.me
You can listen in live at kfar660.com
Jeffrey is always a blast, don't miss it!