"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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Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

I pretty much can't stand Memorial Day. First off, I can't stand the State telling me what days I have to take off of work. Today is a nice day, and I could have got a lot of work done and made money doing it. I want to be the one who decides when and what days I take off work and enjoy life.

This year Memorial day irritates me more than normal. Why?

I have read a couple articles that have shown new lows for the American Idiot.

The first one was a "SEAL" that compared his fighting in Ramadi, Iraq to the colonial revolutionaries. He went on to say that America didn't get it's freedom from the Declaration of Independence but from "soldiers" who fought willingly because they believed in the "United States of America".
So America is also free because we attacked Iraq.
This SEAL is an idiot. And a fool.
To compare the war in Iraq to the War for Independence is so stupid I can't believe there are people who can believe that and still function in life, like even being able to feed themselves with a spoon.
Now, if he had compared the US to Britain during the War for Independence, he would be closer.
Obviously we all know we invaded Iraq in a war of aggression, nothing whatsoever to do with American Freedom, or Liberty. American soldiers in Iraq were the aggressors, the invading army, the tyrants.
We were not "freeing" Iraq. Killing innocent people doesn't count as freeing them.
The Colonials were not soldiers, they were farmers for the most part that would grab their knapsack with an apple and a piece of bread and head to battle to fire a few shots at the British and head home to take care of the chores. They were NOT fighting for the "United States of America", they didn't even know that term. They fought for their state and their home.  They were called terrorists by the British State, and by the definition of the term that the US government uses today, they most certainly would be terrorists today.
Oh well, I am going to stop with this one, cause it's just to stupid to think about. Except I did hear some Fox News "Memorial Day Special" on the radio today and the war for remembering this year was the war in Iraq.  There are millions of Iraqis who will never forget the soldiers who invaded their homes and killed their loved ones. Wonder if they will have a memorial day.
American Idiots.
The next story I read today was some army surgeon who was asked about what he thought about Memorial Day. Well, this surgeon went on about how he is sad because he thinks about the ones who lose their lives or are maimed for life, and how many of these are America's "best and brightest." There is no remorse about war itself, or about the fact that these "best and brightest" were needlessly killed or maimed in a war of stupidity, nope. Just that America could have had these bright folks living today and who knows what wonderful things they could have accomplished if they were not dead. Not a word about the  cause of their death, and how stupid and wasteful it is, just that they are dead, like they were born into the military and automatically had to go to war and die.
American Idiots.
I am not celebrating memorial day. I will not worship soldiers, the military or the State. I also am not going to be silent about someone comparing the Iraq war with the American Revolution.
Americans, and especially the church-going people, love and worship the military, and think it can do no wrong, because people join it and die in war.
They are wrong to be warmongers and State worshipers. I think they are idiots to let the US government scare them into thinking they have to worry about a guy riding a goat in whateverstan coming here and blowing them up.
War is the health of the State. Being in the military keeps the State healthy. It has nothing to do with Liberty, any more than the war in Iraq did.
Pull your heads out of the State's butt and look around and think for yourselves for once. Fools, you are being used. Your rightful love of your country and people is being misused and abused by the State.
Stand up for the truth. Dare to say NO! The war is wrong, it has nothing to do with American freedoms, so let's quite lying about it and starting talking about the truth.  


Friday, May 24, 2013

Patriot's Lament March 9, 2013: Trillion Dollar Coin and Bad Medicine

In this episode we talk about the idiotic congressmen who actually thought that printing a trillion dollar coin was the answer to the U.S. debt. And people actually vote for these idiots. We go on to talk about government monopolies and how the services we get are dropping in value every day (although we pay more) directly because of government monopolies restricting competition in the free market.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Patriot's Lament March 2, 2013: It's The Gays and Become Ungovernable

In this program we talk to a fellow that is a little misguided in what he thinks is destroying the Country. Again we talk about withdrawing consent, and the necessity of this for there to be a real change towards Liberty. We discuss many books that will help your search for Liberty, and talk about the founding generation.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Old war or new? "There is nothing new under the sun"

How true these words are.

The old war, Liberty vs. the State. Whether man can or should be free to do with his Life, Liberty and Property as he sees fit. Isn't Property all these 3?
The State, particularly the U.S. state, sees itself as the ultimate arbiter of all these things that the founders of this people took for granted as the basic Rights of man.
But how?
Isn't every politician voted into office but a mere mortal?
And yet these, these treacherous beings of the State, claim that some certain people are not worthy of Rights that others have.
The Japanese internment?
Who are these, mere mortals that will face the same judgment that all men will face, to decide what is right for you and for me?
Randy Weaver?
Our Liberty, the basic ones, the Unalienable ones, that De La Boetie and Locke showed for the world to see 300, no 450 years ago, that could not be infringed save the minimum tacit support of a people.
And at whose cost?
Those same people.
The Leviathan State of America routinely devours even the most basic human Rights that a person has.
The TSA? Airport security, what kind of people subject themselves to such ridicule, only to be told, "you don't have to fly."
And who are these gods that claim the right to hold you and touch you and prevent you from travel?
Mere men, most that were jobless before they became TSA "agents."
Law Enforcement officers are caught daily on camera beating, shooting, and abusing all manner of men, women and even children. The only "peace" they are concerned with is the peace of the State. Who are these brave Combatants that "risk their very lives" as they march into a protest of unarmed, sitting people, clubs swinging? Just other people. No more.
 We have a State department that has decided what things are not to be on the Internet. Every sort of filth is allowed by these gods, but not simple plans to build an even more simple gun. They claim ownership of these plans and say that mere mortals cannot have them.
Who are these gods in the State department? Just a bunch of people.

The Tyranny goes on and on; we live in a Corporate State that is literally feeding off the wealth of the people who live within its borders, in a way that has never before been seen in history. Their standard of living continues to rise and rise, while the sheep continue to feed them, and live on less, and are beaten and killed for asking why this is.
But I do think their time is short. Very short. The frantic way the State is increasing its militaristic approach on its "own people" tells me they are very afraid, and know their time draws to an end.

Psalms 3
 O Lord, how many are my foes!
    Many are rising against me;
many are saying of my soul,
    there is no salvation for him in God. Selah[a]
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
    my glory, and the lifter of my head.
I cried aloud to the Lord,
    and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
I lay down and slept;
    I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
    who have set themselves against me all around.
Arise, O Lord!
    Save me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
    you break the teeth of the wicked.
Salvation belongs to the Lord;
    your blessing be on your people!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Patriot's Lament March 30, 2013: Jeff Tucker

In this episode we have special guest Jeffrey Tucker of Laissez Faire Books join us by phone. Jeffrey talks to us about the power of the Market and Liberty with his usual optimism and humor. Check out Jeffrey Tucker and Laissez Faire Books by clicking Jeff's link on our blog. Thanks Jeffrey!