Our rights do not originate with government, but they are to be "secured" by government.
Formerly: Libertarian Party of Citrus county

Friday, May 29, 2009

Make Mine Freedom

This 1948 cartoon, sounds like it was made by libertarians today. This video is probably the best illistration of what the Libertarian Party stands I've ever seen.



Of course this video uses old terms like Capitalist, Freedom, and shows the evils of the State. Why are we giving our freedoms to the state? And what are we getting in exchange for our freedoms? All I can see is tyrany, distruction of rights, and loss of the rule of law/

Monday, May 25, 2009

Learn what your rights are

This is a long video but everybody should be required to watch it.

This video explains exactly why you should never under any circumstances talk to the police.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Great Ethanol Scam

Go Read The Great Ethanol Scam

This BusinessWeek artilce compliments the article I posted earlier titled, Real Science - Ethanol is a loser, where you can read that the science behind ethanol enriched gasoline is bad.

The BusinessWeek article above goes into the details of how ethanol is costing you real money in repairs and failures of your vehicle caused by the hydrophylic, acidic, and other chemical properties of ethanol.

Demand ethanol free gasoline, the environment, our pocketbooks, and food sources can't afford ethanol enriched fuels.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Calf. County Demands permit to have Bible Study

A couple in San Diego holds a weekly bible study in their home, about 15 people every Thursday night On Good Friday a county employee knocked on their door and asked "Do you have a regular weekly meeting in your home? Do you sing? Do you say 'amen'?" the official reportedly asked. "Do you say, 'Praise the Lord'?"

The answer was yes.

The county employee told them to stop holding "religious assemblies" until they obtain a "Major Use Permit" from the county, a permit that often involves traffic and environmental studies, compliance with parking and sidewalk regulations and costs that top tens of thousands of dollars. And if they fail to pay for the MUP, the county official reportedly warned, the couple will be charged escalating fines beginning at $100, then $200, $500, $1000, "and then it will get ugly."

Talk about trashing the first amendment, which states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

This violates the free exercise of religion clause, and the right of the people peaceably to assemble.

Having people show up for bible study once a week is no worse than having the same people show up once a week to watch Monday Night Football, and should be no business of the government. How is saying 'Praise the Lord' or 'Amen' make it require a permit where cheering for a touchdown doesn't?

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Libertarian Party Prosperity Plan


1) Repeal the income tax: Adopt legislation repealing the income tax and abolishing the Internal Revenue Service. Until the income tax is repealed, adopt legislation preserving the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and enacting across-the-board income tax cuts.

2) Adopt the Balanced Budget Amendment: Adopt a constitutional amendment requiring the federal budget be balanced, and balanced exclusively by cutting expenditures, not by raising taxes.

3) Abolish corporate welfare and bailouts: Adopt federal legislation prohibiting any federal spending program that provides payments or unique benefits and advantages to specific companies or industries, terminating programs that provide direct grants to businesses, eliminating programs that provide research and other services for industries and ending programs that provide subsidized loans or insurance to businesses.

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4th Amendment Still Under Attack

Ok these guys are "Freedom Activists", meaning they know their rights and don't comprimise them. Not a bad position to take and a position every American should take.

3 young guys going from NewOrleans to Nashville, stopped in Jones County MS because the deputy doesn't like their temporary tag from New Hampshire.

They do nothing illegal except refuse to give police any more information than they are legally required to give. They are arrested for failing to obey an officer. Funny thing you are only required to obey legal orders from an officer. You do not have to obey any unconstitutional orders. The order the passengers didn't obey was providing identification papers. Since one of our protected constitutional freedoms is travel across the country without having to have government papers, permission, or identification, this was an unlawful order.



I hope the Jones County Sheriff and deputies get sued and held accountable for trashing the constitutional rights of US citizens. You can read more about it at Motor Home Diaries.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rush, Hannity, and Beck are all Wussies

Michael Savage, the number 3 talk show host in the USA, has been banned from traveling to England, because some hatefully leftists are afraid that taking his opinions out of context, will upset the Muslim population, and lead to violence.

Voltaire said "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Rush, Hannity, Beck, the RNC and most of the media wether liberal or conservative are silent, on the suppression of one of the great minds of our era. Not only are they not defending Savage, they haven't even mentioned this atrocity.

Law professor and columnists Ellis Washington made a great point about this in his www.wnd.com column today. He closed his article as such:

"It is my prayer that conservative talk radio set aside their fears, jealousies and silent acquiescence to the fascist blacklisting tactics of Britain and unite with Savage's righteous cause, defending freedom of speech and freedom of expression in England, in America and throughout the world."

I agree.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Two America's

The USA is split, not by rich or poor, black or white, legal or illegal, liberal or conservative. In short ideologically split by those who believe in liberty and those who believe in socialism. It is split by sovereign and slave.

It is divided into two by those who believe that people are sovereign individuals and that our government is made of men and therefore imperfect. As such the government was created with limits not on the rights of individuals but on what government can do in the name of all. That individuals are responsible for themselves and that the government is not responsible to feed, house, and nurture individuals. That as a sovereign individual I am responsible to provide for myself and my family. That what a sovereign has is a product of talent, ambition, labor and the decisions made throughout life. Slaves consider this greed. The Sovereign believes that failures to reach his goals are not the fault of somebody else but his own failure. The Sovereign believes that support comes from her family and friends.

The other part of the USA believes that it is luck not individual effort, ability, and drive that has made people what they are. That everybody through the government should be provided with basic housing, healthcare, food, and even a job. That the people are subservient to the government. That if somebody earns more than the basics that they have an obligation and duty to give that extra to those who's own effort hasn't produced as much. That those who don't provide their excess to others should have it taken from them by the government for the good of all, by force if necessary. Sovereign individuals call this slavery. The slave believes that his failures are the result of luck and circumstance. The slave believes that her support comes from the government.

These two Americas have come about because the men of this country have become spineless and allowed the family structure to bastardized and desecrated. Rather than be men, it was easier to live and let live, than to take the responsibility to maintain standards in their community and families. The general attitude that "As long as I can do what I want, and they leave me alone, who cares what others are doing, it doesn't affect me."

In taking very small steps over a couple of generations, we have allowed our society to march from that of liberty to socialism. It was done by the slow methodical destruction of the family. Men no longer accept responsibility and don't ever question themselves. They don't have to, and are not expected to, be responsible for their actions. This is much easier and takes much less effort than owning up and taking responsibility for ones own actions. The result is that women are now raising children without a mans help. It's created an environment in which a child does not experience a complete upbringing. An environment where one can and does blame everyone else for one’s problems.

The split of the USA into two will not heal itself, nor come back together quickly. Too many of our population have willingly taken the collar of slavery and dependence that government subsidies and provision has given them. Too many are willing to become enslaved to the wishes of the government than take the responsibility for their own lives. Too many who don't know or want liberty. Too many who value even poor healthcare, shelter, food, and entertainment over their freedom. They would rather somebody else decided what's best for them than to put out any effort to take care of themselves.

Sovereign individuals belief that if one is free to enjoy the fruits of their labor, acquire property, determine what's best for themselves and their families then one must be willing to accept the consequences of one's actions or inaction. The size of our population without a work ethic, without a role model of self sufficiency, without belief in themselves has grown to a point that the number of those who take individual responsibility can no longer sustain both themselves and those who don't. This historically unique 200 plus year experiment in individual sovereignty, based on the belief that a person is not owned by the king, and as such individuals not own the products of of their effort, may be comming to an end.

The divide we now have in this once great country is between those willing to take the slavery that socialism offers, and those willing to take the responsibility that freedom requires. I don't believe those in Washington, Republicrat or Demican, really understand that there is a significant part of the USA which is willing to accept responsibility for themselves, and although charitable beyond reasonable expectations, are not willing to sacrifice their sovereignty for what the government is offering.

The question is are enough of us still willing to remain soveriegn?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Obama Budget Cuts

Here is a great visualization of Obama's budget Cuts



I can't add much to this video it stands on it's own.
This cartoon Titled "The Sleeping Giant" is from WorldNetDaily.com by Joel Barbee.


We going to remain sleeping or do something?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Know Your Rights - what you can do when talking to the government

The 2010 census is coming up, and if your even the slightest bit cantankerous you might not fill out form they mail you. You might not fill out the second form they mail you. They will then send somebody to your door to ask you the questions.

Now that's not so bad but by law you are required to answer the census. Now the good news, the law also states that agents of the government can be required to provide you with information if requested, before you can be required to answer their questions.

The amount of info you can require, and ask about is extensive. You not only can use this form for agents like the Census takers, but any other government agent who is questioning you. Kind of cool, put them through what they put you through.

Some bright people have compiled an nice questionnaire you can have the government agent fill out. (at the bottom are links to several versions)

Search the net using:

THE PUBLIC SERVANT QUESTIONNAIRE

Key Points:
  • An American does not have to speak with a government agent unless the citizen has been arrested.

  • Americans have a right to privacy, to be left alone.

  • The PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (Public Law 93-579), empowers citizens to require full, written disclosure from a government official who seeks information.

  • You may insist on complete disclosure as a precondition to speaking with any government official.
The Limits On Federal Power:

  • Law-abiding citizens are sometimes visited by agents of the Federal government for no apparent reason. It is helpful, at the time of these visits, to recall that unless a citizen has been placed under arrest (either because a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe the citizen has committed a crime or because the officer has in his possession an arrest warrant issued by a judge who believes there is probable cause the citizen has committed a crime, a citizen does not have to entertain the company of government agents.

  • Citizens also have the right, guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, not to testify against themselves. Thus, when "the government" comes knocking on one¹s door, you have the right to simply say, "Please go away." Unless the government officer places you under arrest (there must be probable cause, or an arrest warrant based on probable cause), the officer must obey your wishes.
Be Helpful.... On Your Terms

  • Of course, citizens also have a vested interest in assisting "the government" in its role of crime-solver. Most of us understand the need to help "the government" to apprehend criminals. But it is also helpful, when "the government" arrives at your place of employment or at your home, to know how to find out why government agents have appeared on YOUR doorstep.

  • A handy little questionnaire that I came across years ago will do the trick. It¹s called the "Public Servant Questionnaire." A version following the link. The "PSQ" was developed by Lynn Johnston, author of Who's Afraid of the IRS? (Libertarian Review Foundation: 1983, ISBN 0-930073-03-7).

  • The PSQ is based on the requirements placed upon the government by the Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-579), an amending law to Title 5, United States Code, Section 552, and is included as Section 552a.

  • If a citizen chooses to cooperate with government officials who are seeking information, BEFORE questioning begins, the citizen should politely inform the government agent or agents that a prerequisite for the citizen's cooperation with "the government" is the agent¹s cooperation with the citizen.

Do It Right, The First Time

  • The questions should then be put to each agent, and the citizen should enter the answers onto the questionnaire. Copies should be provided to each agent, either at the time of the questioning or by mail to the agent after the visit. The questionnaire informs the government agent that the citizen knows his rights and knows which limited powers the government agent has been granted by the people.

  • Most probably some government agents will not want to fill out or sign the PSQ. That’s fine. They can then be sent on their merry way. They may need to explain to their superiors, and a court of law, and a jury, on another day, why they refused to cooperate with the reasonable questions of the highest officeholder in the land, a citizen.

Click Here for PSQ version 1

Click Here for PSQ version 2

Saturday, May 9, 2009

HR2159 - Deprives you of your rights without Due Process

We have a very scary problem in Washington. If you don’t have a gun go buy one, NOW! In a very short time you may not be allowed to purchase a firearm.

HR2159 - GRANTING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE AUTHORITY TO DENY THE SALE, DELIVERY, OR TRANSFER OF A FIREARM OR THE ISSUANCE OF A FIREARMS OR EXPLOSIVES LICENSE OR PERMIT TO DANGEROUS TERRORISTS.

The Summary says - `The Attorney General may deny the transfer of a firearm pursuant to section 922(t)(1)(B)(ii) if the Attorney General determines that the transferee is known (or appropriately suspected) to be or have been engaged in conduct constituting, in preparation for, in aid of, or related to terrorism, or providing material support thereof, and the Attorney General has a reasonable belief that the prospective transferee may use a firearm in connection with terrorism.'

As seen in previous posts on this blog the Department of Homeland Security says that right-wing extremists are our greatest danger. They define that as “groups or individuals who are vehemently opposed to illegal immigration, particularly along the U.S. southwest border with Mexico”; who “are highly critical of the U.S. Government’s response to illegal immigration and oppose government programs that are designed to extend “rights” to illegal aliens, such as issuing driver’s licenses or national identification cards and providing in-state tuition, medical benefits, or public education”; who are “antigovernment and reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority”.

This law will enables the federal government to suspend a person's Second Amendment rights without any trial or legal proof and only upon suspicion of being "dangerous." According to documents by DHS, dangerous right-wing extremists are people who are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use.

What’s worse is you may not be able to fight the government if (when) they do deny you your second amendment right, because when you read the details of HR2159 you find that the AG can not only deny, an applicant the ability to purchase a firearm, but can deny showing the documentation and reasons for denial to the court based on “National Security”.

The government is trying to do away with silly notions like Innocent until proven guilty, due process, right to confront your accuser, etc. They are trying to find ways to do what they want and circumvent the Constitution of the United States of America.

It may be too late but don’t stand by and do nothing, contact your congressman and senator and let them know that you oppose HR2159, and any laws that deprive citizens of their civil liberties, especially those laws that deprive citizens of rights just because of their views.

Friday, May 8, 2009

IF HR1966 Passes, I'm a criminal

House Resolution 1966 states - Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person, using electronic means to support severe, repeated, and hostile behavior, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

The purpose of this blog is to use electronic means to: convince readers to believe in and follow Libertarian principles, intimidate politicians who don’t believe in the constitution and libertarian principles (motivate others to petition and vote for politicians based on libertarian principles), to distress those who don’t believe in the constitution and libertarian principles (present challenging ideas and news that will distress those who don’t believe in liberty), to support severe and repeated and hostile (although never violent) behavior against those who don’t believe in the constitution and libertarian principles.

Therefore if HR1966 becomes law, this blog and all other blogs you read, or emails you receive, or Facebook entries, or MySpace entries that you use to express your opinion if it causes distress to others, is grounds to imprison you.

Man Detained because of Bumper Sticker

A man was detained by small town police in Ball, Louisiana because of the bumper sticker on his car. That sticker said Don’t Tread on Me. Why are we standing by while our government declares that anyone who doesn’t agree with the current administration is a threat and uses men with guns to intimidate citizens who dare to voice an opinion critical of the current administration.

Displaying this could get you detained



You are now subject to being stopped, detained, and investigated if you dare to put a bumper sticker on your car that the government doesn’t approve of. The federal government has issued directives to be on the look out for extremists. Part of the definitions include “groups or individuals who are vehemently opposed to illegal immigration, particularly along the U.S. southwest border with Mexico”; who “are highly critical of the U.S. Government’s response to illegal immigration and oppose government programs that are designed to extend “rights” to illegal aliens, such as issuing driver’s licenses or national identification cards and providing in-state tuition, medical benefits, or public education”; who are “antigovernment and reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority”.

The DHS document sent to all law enforcement in the USA defined right wing extremists as those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

If you believe in the Constitution of the USA, smaller government, or individual rights and you dare try to hold your government accountable, or exercise you constitutional rights in a manor critical of the current administration, then you too are considered an extremist and a threat.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Big Brother is Here!!

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As you read this over the Census Bureau has 140,000 workers walking every street of America in order to document 145 million addresses with GPS coordinates.

This brings up some questions like:

Why does the Census Bureau have 140,000 workers walking every street of America in order to document 145 million addresses with GPS coordinates?

What does a GPS reading have to do with the number of people living at a home – which isn't supposed to be subject to questions until 2010 anyway?

Why does the Federal Government need or want the latitude and longitude coordinates for every home in America?

Why is their a rush to GPS paint every home by mid-July?

Why must the GPS marker be within 40 feet of every front door?

What is the possible purpose(s) of the Fed having GPS coordinates for every home?

Since all power and authority not specifically granted to the Federal Government by the constitution are reserved to the States or the people, under what authority do they have to collect this GPS data.

Why hasn't there been any notification to the people of this happening, and more importantly why hasn't the mainstream press had this plastered all over the news?