Friday, November 18, 2016

You can't quote Thomas Jefferson at Thomas Jefferson's university

You can't quote Thomas Jefferson at Thomas Jefferson's university.

At least that's what the delicate snowflakes at the University of Virginia have demanded of the current president, Teresa Sullivan.

The revolution shall consume its own.

Sullivan is a Leftist. She is one of them, a Yankee carpetbagger running one of the premier higher education institutions in the South, a school Jefferson designed to combat the "dark Federalist mills of the North."

But to the mindless politically correct cupcakes of the 21st century, Sullivan represents everything that is wrong with America. Jefferson was a slaveholder so he must be silenced, and if Sullivan quotes him, as she has repeatedly done, then she must be silenced as well.

This is Robespierre lopping off the head of Danton.

Make terror the order of the day.

There are a few willing people willing to fight back.

Two former Abbeville Institute students crafted the following letter (click the link) to be sent to the president of the University of Virginia calling for the resignation of those faculty members demanding that the president not quote Jefferson in her speeches because he owned slaves.

It you would like to sign it please do. If you have a title "Dr," "Prof.," etc. please add that.

 

This is also a moment to remember what the Abbeville Institute adds to our current educational environment. "Our" people are standing up for the Southern tradition, for Jefferson, Lee, Jackson, Washington, Madison, Davis, Macon, Dabney, Thornton, Boone, Crockett, Calhoun, Taylor, and Randolph.

Our exploration of the Southern tradition is there to enlighten Americans about what that tradition means and why it is important in the 21st century.

We are here to melt the little snowflakes.

These former students who authored that petition benefitted from our programs and educational opportunities.

Help us in our mission. We can't do it without your support, and we need more men and women like our former students, people willing to stand in the breach and fight back against the cultural Marxists.

You can do this for less than $5 a month. Just click on the link below.

 

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Libertarian candidates pledge to downsize U.S. military

Forty-two Libertarians running for federal office in 2016 have pledged to disentangle the United States from conflicts in the Middle East, cut unneeded military spending, close down foreign military bases, and bring American troops home to their families.

The candidates aim to reduce military spending by 60 percent and to cut taxes by the amount saved so the proceeds go back to taxpayers — not to fund other government expenditures.

“The interventionist foreign policies of Democrats and Republicans have resulted in endless war in the Middle East, which has reverberated around the world in the form of terrorist attacks and humanitarian crises,” said Phil Anderson, Libertarian for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. “Libertarians aim for a policy of peace and free trade that will make the world safer.”

“The United States will still spend more for military than both China and Russia combined, even after we cut it by 60 percent,” said Ed Rankin, Texas Libertarian for U.S. House, District 32. “This massive reduction in government spending will enable us to give back thousands of dollars — every year — to the average American family.”

Click here for the list of 2016 Libertarian federal candidate pledges. Scroll to “DOWNSIZE THE MILITARY,” then click “More” to see the list of candidates who have made the pledge, and the benefits and reasoning behind it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Firearms Ownership By Citizens Suppresses Tyranny And Crime

America's first president, George Washington, is quoted as saying "firearms stand second in importance to the Constitution and deserve a place with all that is honorable. I totally agree with the second part of his quote but disagree with the first part. Firearms are more important that the Constitution because without them the Constitution and Bill of Rights cannot be defended and preserved. America's third president said "No free man should ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
   
Tyranny in American government has occurred during the administrations of Republicans Bush Sr. and Jr. but has reached epic levels under Clinton and Obama Democratic administrations and even greater tyranny is projected to occur if Hillary Clinton is elected. Democratic corruption is rampant in all three branches of government, the FBI, IRS, FDA, DOJ, and the Supreme Court. All the aforementioned presidents and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are advocates of open borders and a One World Government which would necessitate relinquishing American sovereignty. Hillary's plan is to implement draconian gun control, bans, and confiscation of firearms. She has made statements that the National Rifle Association (NRA) is her No.1 enemy. 
  
All or part of the following violations of the Second Amendment would likely be attempted or carried out under president Hillary Clinton: semi-auto bans, mandate universal background checks, overturn the Heller Supreme Court case that verified firearms ownership is an individual right, shut down gun shows, implement Australian style confiscation, national firearms registration, use of tax dollars to promote gun control, secret government ban lists, ban online gun advertising, extreme executive actions on firearms, end lawful access to firearms, and repeal of the lawful commerce in arms act. None of these acts of tyranny would reduce crime. Firearms would be available to criminals on the black market. Even if firearms ownership and manufacturing were banned in America guns would be smuggled in just as drugs are in violation of drug laws. No sane right thinking person wants criminals and terrorists to have guns. Strict law enforcement of existing laws and prosecution of criminals is the answer but Democrats have been very lax and lenient on criminals. But what these One World Government advocates are really attempting under the cloak of humanitarianism and gun control is to disarm Americans so that there can be no resistance to the implementation of a One World Government.
   
Chinese Communist dictator Mao Tse Tung (Mao Zedong) stated on Nov.6,1938 "Political power comes from the barrel of a gun". What he meant is that guns should be kept out of the hands of the people and only the rulers and those who do their bidding are to have guns. Taking guns from the people as Hillary proposes is a sure sign that a country is moving toward Fascism or Communism.
  
Dr. R.J. Rummel's research shows that in the 20th century 170 to 360 million people including women and children were killed by governments. In virtually every case the victims were unarmed or under-armed. Stalin killed an estimated 20 million in Russia 1929-1952, Germany 13 Million 1939-1945, China 20 million 1948-1952 and the list goes on country by country.Yet many liberals in America today express the opinion that only police and government should have guns. President George Washington warned Americans "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force and like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master".
  
Switzerland was not invaded in World War II like other European Countries. Why? Because the head of every household is required to own and maintain a full automatic firearm. Japan made the decision not to invade mainland America in World War II. Why? Japanese Admiral Yamamoto had been to America and knew that there was one or more guns in most American households. Yet with a firearm in every home Switzerland has the lowest crime rate of any civilized country. In America multiculturalism and political correctness have been the gods of the liberals since the 1960's and mixed with gun control has greatly increased crime. Japan has no citizen owned guns and a low crime rate but they have refused multiculturalism. Gun Free School Zones implemented by Democrats and RINO Republicans have been a magnet for criminals and the mentally ill and have been responsible for most of America's school shootings. Now unarmed schools are wide open for a terrorist attack on children.
  
Prior to leaving office Obama is trying to get congress to ratify the UN Small Arms treaty which would allow gun confiscation in America by UN troops. This treaty would be in violation of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights but corrupt Democrats seem to consider this irrelevant.

James W. King
1123 Mud Creek Road
Albany Georgia 31721
229-854-1944

jkingantiquearms@bellsouth.net   

Monday, October 10, 2016

Clinton Cash: The Movie

Published in May of last year, the book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer generated extreme controversy, even for a political book based on a sensitive subject.

In this case, the sensitive subject was the taking of donations and payments for speeches by Bill and Hillary Clinton from donors to the couple's Clinton Foundation, mostly during the time when Hillary Clinton was serving as the United States Secretary of State.

These actions raised the question of whether such donors were, in fact, buying influence for deals to be signed off on or approved by either the State Department, Hillary Clinton herself or both.
Now, the controversial book is getting even more attention as it's being promoted as the basis for a new documentary of the same name.

The film has been put together by Schweizer, who is a Senior Editor-at-Large of Breitbart.com and a former William J. Casey Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, in association with Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News Network.

It's being directed by M. A. Taylor, who directed a previous documentary, Hillary: The Movie. The latter film was responsible for the notorious Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which determined that corporations could give unlimited funds to political campaigns, a larger controversy unto itself.

Taylor also served as the cinematographer and production manager for the movieHype: The Obama Effect, which examined the past of Barack Obama before he was elected president in 2008.

The full title of Schweizer's book about the Clintons is Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich. When you see the title in its entire glory you get a better description of the book's content. But it doesn't stop there, the book includes such gems as this: "The Lincoln Bedroom Goes Global,” which is the name of chapter one. It goes on from there.

Portions of the book are devoted to such State Department-sanctioned deals as the one for Uranium One, a company that controls 20 percent of the world's uranium production. Uranium One was eventually sold to a Russian concern, the deal for which was approved by the State Department on Hillary Clinton's watch.

As it turns out, several individuals who had hefty stakes in Uranium One made large donations to the Clinton Foundation just prior to the deal's approval. The New York Times, basing an article on Schweizer's research, said that this deal presented "special ethical challenges."

In the UK's The Guardian, British journalist Ed Pilkington pointed to "glaring conflicts of interest." Writing in The Washington Post, Harvard law professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig said that, "on any fair reading, the pattern of behavior that Schweizer has charged is corruption."

The website Politifact confirmed the book's claims that between 2001 and 2013, Bill Clinton made 13 speeches for which he was paid in excess of $500,000 each is correct. Of the 13 speeches, 11 were made during the time when Hillary Clinton was serving as the Secretary of State.

"When you have one or two examples, it's a coincidence," Schweizer noted. "When you have this many, to me it's a trend."

Of those 11 speeches, all were made in foreign countries, mostly to foreign businesses, such as finance, media, telecom or pharmaceutical firms. Clinton's record haul was in Hong Kong in 2011 when he was paid $750,000 for a speech on behalf of Ericsson, the Swedish telecommunications giant.

Among other charges in Schweizer's book are that one of the companies that paid Bill Clinton, Digicel, received favorable telecommunications contracts in Haiti, a country which is no stranger to the Clintons and their dealings.

In 2011, Hillary Clinton's State Department helped engineer the removal of Haitian President René Préval through obviously rigged elections. The Clinton's chose U.S. puppet, gangster and dancehall performer Michel Martelly as Préval's replacement.

In the wake of the disastrous earthquake of the previous year, Bill Clinton arranged aid for the country, enriching numerous Clinton Foundation donors via no-bid contracts through the State Department's U.S. Agency for International Development.

Another chapter of Clinton Cash deals with Bill Clinton's role at Laureate International Universities, a for-profit educational venture run by private firm Laureate Education. Laureate Education had hired Clinton to be its "Honorary Chancellor."

The timing of his hire is especially suspicious because the Obama administration had just begun to draft tighter rules regarding financial aid for students attending for-profit educational institutions. Simultaneously, an investigation into this questionable industry was being opened by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

After Clinton accepted his position with Laureate, Hillary Clinton brought the firm into a State Department Global Partnership and gave tens of millions of dollars of Department funds to an ostensible nonprofit, the International Youth Foundation (IYF), chaired by Laureate's chairman Douglas Becker.

Documents show that after Bill Clinton became Laureate's honorary chancellor, IYF was the recipient of tens of millions of dollars in new government grants, accounting for most of that organization's revenue in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Schweizer wrote that prior to tax filings, the relationship between IYF and Laureate was undisclosed. For its part, Laureate declined to say to what extent it compensated the former president.

However, Laureate was recorded as being a Clinton Foundation donor to the tune of millions of dollars up until 2014. During Clinton's time with the company, he spoke at its educational campuses in Peru, Brazil, Malaysia, Turkey, Spain, Germany, Mexico and Honduras.

The former president stepped down from his position coincidentally as the aforementioned tax filings were being made. Schweizer claims this was to avoid a wave of negative publicity.

A number of the Clintons' high-powered friends such as Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate, are revealed in Schweizer's book. Giustra lent his private jet to Bill Clinton and engaged him as a speaker while Hillary Clinton pressured officials in Kazakhstan to give Giustra's company, UrAsia Energy, valuable mining rights in the country.

When it looked as if the prime minister of Kazakhstan, Karim Massimov, might interfere with the deal, Hillary canceled a meeting with him, holding out until the deal was complete.

Another stunning charge Schweizer writes about is that ABC News commentator and former Bill Clinton staffer George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation over several years but did not disclose this fact to ABC News prior to moderating televised presidential debates in 2015 and even prior to interviewing Schweizer about his book.

In fact, Stephanopoulos was only forced to admit the donations when the Clinton Foundation listed him in its records. In the wake of this scandal, Republican presidential candidates demanded that ABC News ban him from further debates due to a conflict of interest.

The film version of Clinton Cash is being financed by Breitbart News Network and is premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

You can watch the film in its entirety on Breitbart.com.

Donald Trump has already used material from Clinton Cash in campaigning against Hillary Clinton, saying that it "will become very pertinent" and that he was surprised it hadn't been referred to more by Clinton's Democratic rival Bernie Sanders.

The movie is an eye-opener for all Americans and may give Hillary Clinton more to worry about in November than just a general election loss.

Regards,

Mark Patricks--League of Power

Monday, August 15, 2016

Can Trump Win the Presidency?

Nelson Hultberg

Members of the mainstream media are coming down on Donald Trump like the German Luftwaffe came down on London. Ruthlessly biased, they are obsessed with sabotaging this maverick businessman-turned-politician in hopes of electing their statist champion, Hillary, to the presidency.
 
The American people, however, are not overly eager to buy MSM's leftist bias. The majority of them still believe in free enterprise and limited government. Unfortunately The Donald is not exactly a "free-enterpriser" or a "limited government" advocate. But then no one else out there is either.
 
Thus the choice is clear for patriots. If we wish to keep Hillary - who will destroy what last semblance of freedom we have left - out of the White House, we must support Trump. Despite his flaws, he will vehemently challenge the establishment and restore freedom and growth to the wreckage Bill Clinton, the Bushes, and Barack Obama have cursed us with over the past 28 years.

None of our problems, however, are going to be truly solved by a "new political administration." America crossed the Rubicon of political sanity long ago, and is now going to crash horrendously because of the fallacies of Keynesianism and social welfarism, either slowly over the next two decades, or suddenly in a gigantic collapse of banking that takes only a couple of years to unfold.

All Trump can do is buy some time by restoring productivity to the economy, along with sanity to immigration, trade and foreign policy, which would give us a chance to educate some of the powerful intelligentsia prior to the inevitable economic crash that is coming. Then after the crash when we are climbing out, perhaps we can guide America back toward the Founders' ideal, rather than toward the globalist vision of today's collectivist establishment. So there is no alternative to Trump if we wish to have any chance of directing the country back to freedom after the coming collapse of the economy and everything tied to it.   

Establishment Panic
 
Jack Nicholson is smiling brightly these days, for his comrades from the Cuckoo's Nest have taken over MSM. The members of today's media have gone truly, irreparably insane, in full panic fearing that Donald Trump might actually win. Thus they are willing to sacrifice all integrity and patriotism to serve the super state headquartered in Washington and Wall Street. Their panic is like what one encounters when he shines a flashlight on a dumpster while it's still dark and confronts rats scurrying in all directions.
 
But these leftist rats and cuckoos are reluctant to attack Trump on the critical issues (such as the sputtering economy, immigration, trade, imperialism, etc.) because they can't. The people support Trump on such issues. So MSM resorts to egregious smears and distortions of Trump's temperment and controversial statements.

For example, Trump was not advocating assassination in a recent speech. Anyone who is intelligent realizes that. Yet MSM hopped all over his Second Amendment terminology to try and intimate that he was.
 
Trump is simply not refined with political-speak. He hasn't played in the game of politics for his life's work like the Bushes, Obamas and Clintons. Thus he occasionally lets fly with awkward phrasings and stupid statements in the emotion of a rally. But he's an advocate of assassination like Pope Francis is an advocate of fornication.
 
Likewise, was Trump actually saying that Obama and Clinton were the "personal" founders of ICIS? Of course not. He was saying that their naivety about Islam, their appeasement of it, and their premature abandonment of Iraq created the rise of ICIS. In his mind, this made them the "founders" of ICIS, but certainly not the "personal" or "physical" founders. Again awkward phrasing and a stupid statement. Obviously more clarity could have been used. But surely members of MSM knew what Trump meant. They simply chose to distort it and smear him with the ambiguity of the phrasing by conveying that he meant Obama and Hillary were "personal" founders. MSM has to do this because Hillary offers them no rational campaign to support; thus they must smear Trump's missteps and hope this will carry the day for their cause of mega-statism.

Can All this Smearing Be Circumvented?
 
The major strength we have is that Hillary is as corrupt as the sleaziest of banana republic dictators and is a pathological liar. Even when the truth would serve nicely, she is compelled to lie. Moreover her economics will destroy America and drive us deeper into the permanent recessionary malaise we suffer from now. Trump's economics will rejuvenate America. If the people can distinguish between the productivity-increasing free-market  jobs of Trump's economic vision and the productivity-stifling bureaucratic jobs of Hillary's economic vision, then Trump will win. He proposes to reduce business taxes to 15%; Hillary wants to raise them to 50%.

The two visions couldn't be more starkly opposed. Hillary will plunge America into European socialism and all its tyrannical misery. This is the iron law of ideology. Once it takes over one's mind (and socialism took over Hillary in her early twenties), there is no escape from its hold over you even when it shows itself as catastrophic and nefarious. Hillary is a mindless tool of the socialist ideology, and she will employ it to destroy America if the people are stupid enough to vote her in.

How will Trump overcome this? Hammer home his vision on 1) restoring jobs and economic growth via lower taxes and regulations, 2) closing our open borders, 3) cutting better trade deals, 4) ending imperialistic foreign policy, and 5) appointing conservative judges to the Supreme Court. Point out the profound specifics where his vision differs dramatically from Hillary's on these five points. Shame the quisling RINOs with the fact that if they support Hillary, they will be dooming America to destruction. They know this; they just have to be reminded of it repeatedly between now and November.

If Trump will also continue to call attention to the criminality of Hillary, then this is all he needs to do to win. Emphasize the above five policy proposals and remind the people repeatedly that they will be putting a Bernie Madoff / Leona Helmsley clone into the White House by voting for Hillary. If he sticks to this format, he will overpower her. She stands directly opposed to the above five policy proposals, yet a definite majority of the people have indicated that they support them.     

Many voters are unsophisticated when it comes to politics, but most of them do understand the basics of political taxation and regulation and its stultification of jobs and economic growth. They also understand the basics of political corruptions such as "pay for play," which the Clinton Foundation is waist deep in.
 
Why the Polls Are Not Valid
 
Hillary's present lead in the polls is not valid. Here's why. I believe that most RINOs want the statist establishment to see them as anti-Trump. This will keep them in good standing with the establishment's power elites and point of view. So they proclaim from the rooftops how they dislike The Donald and now support Hillary. This is what all good "herd mentalities" do. But when Election Day arrives most of them will not, in good conscience, be able to consummate their proclamations with action. In the privacy of the voting booth, they will "do the right thing," and vote against the destruction of America. Most of them will pull the lever for Trump even though they publicly denounced him because their denunciations were only for show so as to curry popularity with the establishment's elites.

Many blue-collar Democrats will cross over and pull the lever for Trump, even though most of them are presently telling the pollsters that they support Hillary because that's what good Democrats do. But when the time comes to act in the privacy of the voting booth, they will "do the right thing." They will pull the lever for Trump because they know down deep that Hillary is just an extension of Obama and would further destroy America. This is why all the polls are such garbage. They paint a false picture of what is really banging around in the voters' heads, and which will manifest only on Election Day.

The only hitch in the above scenario unfolding is Trump. Can he get on message and stay on it, refraining from all the flamboyant statements that get him in hot water with the MSM? If he can do this, then MSM will have no kerosene to build their destructive fires with, and the overwhelming logic of Trump's Reaganesque economic plan will dominate the minds of blue-collar Democrats, independents, and RINOs on Election Day. This will compel them to "do the right thing." A 4-point deficit in the pre-election polls will turn into a 4-point surplus on the day of voting.


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Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, Texas and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic www.afr.org. A graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, his articles have appeared in such publications as The American Conservative, Insight, Liberty, The Freeman, The Dallas Morning News, and the San Antonio Express-News, as well as on numerous Internet sites. He is the author of  The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values. Email: NelsonHultberg@afr.org

Friday, July 08, 2016

Libertarian Party calls for an end to all Violence

ALEXANDRIA — Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark issued this statement today in relation to the recent shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas:

“The killing needs to stop. All of it. None of these shootings were justified – not the shootings by the police, not the shootings of the police. The Libertarian Party denounces all killing. No American should feel they’ve invited violence upon themselves because of their skin color, the uniform they wear in service to their communities, or their decision to exercise their Second Amendment rights. None of these factors should make you a target for murder in this country."

“The frustration in the black community is palpable, and frankly, justified. When rogue cop after rogue cop gets off scot-free after using excessive force and changes are not made, and consequences are not felt, it causes this horrible tension we are feeling today. However, the vast majority of the black community have been exercising their right to protest peacefully and admirably. It is despicable that a couple of bad actors put a cloud over all that and increased tension for everyone. The shooters in Dallas will see justice, but will the blue wall of silence ever be broken? Will cops ever start to do a better job of policing themselves?"

“The Libertarian Party calls for peace and justice. Those two things go hand in hand.”

Friday, June 24, 2016

Libertarian Party: The Draft is Slavery. End it.

Congress has been debating the merits of adding women into Selective Service to be drafted with men during times of national emergency. 
Sen. Rand Paul has suggested that it would be better to end the draft.
 
The Libertarian Party agrees.
 
"The draft is simply slavery by another name. Drafting people to go abroad and kill or be killed is barbaric and a discredit to our military and country," says Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee.
 
If a national emergency is so severe to merit mobilizing extra troops, Americans from all backgrounds, ages, and genders will pitch in to do what is needed.
 
The Libertarian Party urges elected leaders to end the draft and also to pursue foreign policy which is less dependent on military might.
 
The United States has many tools of foreign policy at our disposal that do not require force. Military force should always be a last resort and only in defense.
 

The Libertarian Party is the only political party in America devoted to protecting all rights, of all human beings, all the time. The Libertarian Party also strongly condemns the use of force except in self defense.