Monday, December 24, 2007

Liberty and Bondage

Michael Goza

Yesterday my wife and I decided to traval to our land in middle Tennessee to pick up our four wheelers and bring them back home for some winter time maintainence.

Upon arrival at our secluded little cabin we found a business card left on the front door from the "County Government". Now, mind you, our cabin is over a half mile deep in the woods, our gates are chained and padlocked, and all around our property are "No Tresspassing" signs, some with the slogan, "Tresspassers Shot-Survivors Shot Again".

Seems as though our quaint little hunting cabin has been overlooked by our county property assessor in the past as an "improvement." I hardly consider our cabin much of an improvement and find it more closely akin to "glorified camping". We have no running water. No electricity (except our solar system), and the bathroom is an outhouse. But the "government" says we owe them more money for this luxury of having somewhere to lay our head other than the cold hard ground.

Maybe it's just me and my growing up and working in a city that is number one in violent crime in these united States, but it's a good thing that I was not present at the land when this government lackey decided to take it upon himself to come unannounced on my property, ignore my signs and locked gates, and walk himself up to my little piece of heaven on earth. Had I been there I would consider a stranger who had ignored these clear warnings an immediate threat and he would have found himself face down in the dirt with some sort of large firearm to his head while he attempted to explain why he is tresspassing on clearly marked land.

Does anyone besides me ever consider the ramifications of property taxes? Could there be a more ungodly and unconsitutional tax than this? It clearly has deprived us of the Right of private property. If you do not pay your yearly "rent" to the government it is they who confiscate it much like the landlord who evicts a non-paying renter. We have in essence become nothing more than "glorified renters." Quite interesting that the abolition of private property is the number one plank of the Communist Manifesto which teaches citizens to give up their Rights for the "common good." This misguided philosophy always ends in a police state (which we clearly have today).

It just strikes me as very unjust that I work hard and save my (previously taxed) money to purchase a little land and the government comes along and says I owe them money because I made this sacrifice. Now, if I decide to build myself a little cabin or barn, the tax man will come along again and say, "Oh, because you spent your hard earned money and time to build something to make it more comfortable or useful for your family you must pay me even more money."

This is the very definition of tyranny. My dislike and disgust for this criminal regime called government grows each and everyday. Was not the cry of our Founding Fathers "no taxation without representation?"

They punish hard working Americans by stealing more and more of their hard earned money (at the point of a gun if you refuse) only to enrich themselves and give to those that have no desire to work. One in the same really since a government agent or politicians lifeline is your money (much like blood is to a tick) and it is we who do the work so they can pluck the fruits of our labour.

Our nation has turned its back upon Christ Jesus and the result has been the ever-growing menace of the wicked in power. The old saying that "the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" has manifest itself clearly in our government and society today.

Do you desire Liberty? There is only one place it can be found. "Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty." II Corinthians 3:17

Without the Lord there is only bondage.

My prayer is that the righteous will stand and reclaim the crown Rights of Jesus in all the land. What a glorious day that would be!

Saturday, December 22, 2007


The National Rifle Association has done it.


Having advertised itself for more than a century as the nation's foremost defender of the Second Amendment, the NRA has once again given aid and comfort to politicians -- all of the "usual suspects":

Carolyn McCarthy, Charles Schumer, Patrick Leahy, Harry Reid, and that perennial Judas goat John Dingell -- as well as to pressure groups like the Brady Campaign, who are determined to destroy that right, by assisting passage of a law with the potential to strip hundreds of thousands of military veterans of their basic right to own and carry weapons.

This latest slap in the gun owner's face by the overstuffed suits at the NRA -- the same gang who eagerly signed off on the Gun Control Act of 1968, despite its origins in Hitler's Germany -- establishes the "principle" that individuals with the slightest of mental health "problem" (anyone, for instance, who ever sought professional help for mild depression or difficulty sleeping) have no inalienable right to self-defense.

(For more information on the Nazi roots of the 1968 Gun Control Act, be sure to see _Gun Control: Gateway to Tyranny_, available at: )

For politicians, it's a payoff: precisely the response they wished for, to the latest series of what more and more observers now believe (however reluctantly) are purposely contrived incidents in which armed criminals feel free to attack crowds of people they know are unarmed and helpless because the law -- and some corporate policies -- demand it.

For the psychiatric profession, it enshrines their practitioners as powerful arbiters of who may or may not exercise their individual rights.

For America's gun owners, it's just another aspect of the long, continuous, cruel hoax perpetrated by the NRA, which collects millions of dollars in membership money under the false pretense of defending rights that they have proven willing to bargain away on the slightest excuse.

In doing so, they have empowered the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to commit larger and more frequent atrocities of the kind we've become so familiar with over the years. Given past behavior, it would not be above them to pay informants, including those psychiatrists, who will attest to anybody's mental instability, trusting to the increasingly crooked court system to back the Bureau up.

(To learn more about BATFE history, strategy, and tactics, see the JPFO documentary _The Gang_. Go to: )

Don't let the NRA suits put a fancy spin on it, it's really very straightforward: first, there was no extra gun law; then there was one

-- thanks to the NRA. The last thing this country needs is another gun law. It already has 25,000. It needs to start repealing them. All of them.

There's no way to avoid a simple but apalling truth: the NRA's crawling into bed with the Brady Campaign is _exactly_ like the Anti-Defamation League endorsing the American Nazi Party, unthinkable, unspeakable, and disgusting. And, given the vital role that privately owned arms have played historically and currently in reducing violent crime and deterring foreign aggression, it is probably treason, as well.

Weak, submissive behavior of this kind is not the way for Second Amendment defenders to enter an era of liberal Democratic political dominance.

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership calls upon NRA President John C. Sigler, Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Chris W. Cox (and any of the 75-member board of directors who approves their reprehensible actions) to resign their positions, forfeiting all pensions or "golden parachutes". Not for the first time, by helping to pass yet another infringement of our rights, these people have brought shame upon themselves, their organization, on gun owners everywhere, and especially their country and the Constitution that is its highest law.

- The Liberty Crew

Friday, December 21, 2007

Freedom! Lakota Sioux Indians Declare Sovereign Nation Status

Threaten Land Liens, Contested Real Estate Over Five State Area in U.S.West Dakota Territory Reverts back to Lakota Control According to U.S., International Law

WASHINGTON, DC - December 20 - Lakota Sioux Indian representatives declared sovereign nation status today in Washington D.C. following Monday's withdrawal from all previously signed treaties with the United States Government. The withdrawal, hand delivered to Daniel Turner, Deputy Director of Public Liaison at the State Department, immediately and irrevocably ends all agreements between the Lakota Sioux Nation of Indians and the United States Government outlined in the 1851 and 1868 Treaties at Fort Laramie Wyoming.

"This is an historic day for our Lakota people," declared Russell Means, Itacan of Lakota. "United States colonial rule is at its end!"

"Today is a historic day and our forefathers speak through us. Our Forefathers made the treaties in good faith with the sacred Canupa and with the knowledge of the Great Spirit," shared Garry Rowland from Wounded Knee. "They never honored the treaties, that's the reason we are here today."

The four member Lakota delegation traveled to Washington D.C. culminating years of internal discussion among treaty representatives of the various Lakota communities. Delegation members included well known activist and actor Russell Means, Women of All Red Nations (WARN) founder Phyllis Young, Oglala Lakota Strong Heart Society leader Duane Martin Sr., and Garry Rowland, Leader Chief Big Foot Riders. Means, Rowland, Martin Sr. were all members of the 1973 Wounded Knee takeover.

"In order to stop the continuous taking of our resources – people, land, water and children- we have no choice but to claim our own destiny," said Phyllis Young, a former Indigenous representative to the United Nations and representative from Standing Rock.

Property ownership in the five state area of Lakota now takes center stage. Parts of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana have been illegally homesteaded for years despite knowledge of Lakota as predecessor sovereign [historic owner]. Lakota representatives say if the United States does not enter into immediate diplomatic negotiations, liens will be filed on real estate transactions in the five state region, clouding title over literally thousands of square miles of land and property.

Young added, "The actions of Lakota are not intended to embarrass the United States but to simply save the lives of our people".

Following Monday's withdrawal at the State Department, the four Lakota Itacan representatives have been meeting with foreign embassy officials in order to hasten their official return to the Family of Nations.

Lakota's efforts are gaining traction as Bolivia, home to Indigenous President Evo Morales, shared they are "very, very interested in the Lakota case" while Venezuela received the Lakota delegation with "respect and solidarity."

"Our meetings have been fruitful and we hope to work with these countries for better relations," explained Garry Rowland. "As a nation, we have equal status within the national community."

Education, energy and justice now take top priority in emerging Lakota. "Cultural immersion education is crucial as a next step to protect our language, culture and sovereignty," said Means. "Energy independence using solar, wind, geothermal, and sugar beets enables Lakota to protect our freedom and provide electricity and heating to our people."

The Lakota reservations are among the most impoverished areas in North America, a shameful legacy of broken treaties and apartheid policies. Lakota has the highest death rate in the United States and Lakota men have the lowest life expectancy of any nation on earth, excluding AIDS, at approximately 44 years. Lakota infant mortality rate is five times the United States average and teen suicide rates 150% more than national average. 97% of Lakota people live below the poverty line and unemployment hovers near 85%.

"After 150 years of colonial enforcement, when you back people into a corner there is only one alternative," emphasized Duane Martin Sr. "The only alternative is to bring freedom into its existence by taking it back to the love of freedom, to our lifeway."

We are the freedom loving Lakota from the Sioux Indian reservations of Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana who have traveled to Washington DC to withdraw from the constitutionally mandated treaties to become a free and independent country. We are alerting the Family of Nations we have now reassumed our freedom and independence with the backing of Natural, International, and United States law. For more information, please visit our new website at

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Gun Owners Get Stabbed In The Back

Veterans Disarmament Act on its way to the President

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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"To me, this is the best Christmas present I could ever receive" --
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), CBS News, December 20, 2007


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Gun Owners of America and its supporters took a knife in the back
yesterday, as Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) out-smarted his
congressional opposition into agreeing on a so-called
"compromise" on HR 2640 -- a bill which now goes to the President's desk.

The bill -- known as the Veterans Disarmament Act to its opponents --
is being praised by the National Rifle Association and the Brady

The Brady Bunch crowed "Victory! U.S. Congress Strengthens Brady
Background Check System." The NRA stated that last minute changes to
the McCarthy bill made a "good bill even better [and that] the end
product is a win for American gun owners."

But Gun Owners of America has issued public statements decrying this

The core of the bill's problems is section 101(c)(1)(C), which makes
you a "prohibited person" on the basis of a "medical
finding of disability," so long as a veteran had an "opportunity"
for some sort of "hearing" before some "lawful authority" (other
than a court). Presumably, this "lawful authority" could even be the
psychiatrist himself.

Note that unlike with an accused murderer, the hearing doesn't have
to occur. The "lawful authority" doesn't have to be unbiased. The
veteran is not necessarily entitled to an attorney -- much less an
attorney financed by the government.

So what do the proponents have to say about this?

ARGUMENT: The Veterans Disarmament Act creates new avenues for
prohibited persons to seek restoration of their gun rights.

ANSWER: What the bill does is to lock in -- statutorily -- huge
numbers of additional law-abiding Americans who will now be denied
the right to own a firearm.

And then it "graciously" allows these newly disarmed Americans to
spend tens of thousands of dollars for a long-shot chance to regain
the gun rights this very bill takes away from them.

More to the point, what minimal gains were granted by the "right
hand" are taken away by the "left." Section 105 provides
a process for some Americans diagnosed with so-called mental
disabilities to get their rights restored in the state where they
live. But then, in subsection (a)(2), the bill stipulates that such
relief may occur only if "the person will not be likely to act in a
manner dangerous to public safety and that the GRANTING OF THE RELIEF

Um, doesn't this language sound similar to those state codes (like
California's) that have "may issue" concealed carry laws -- where
citizens "technically" have the right to carry, but state law only
says that sheriffs MAY ISSUE them a permit to carry? When given such
leeway, those sheriffs usually don't grant the permits!

Prediction: liberal states -- the same states that took these
people's rights away -- will treat almost every person who has been
illegitimately denied as a danger to society and claim that granting
relief would be "contrary to the public interest."

Let's make one thing clear: the efforts begun during the Clinton
Presidency to disarm battle-scarred veterans -- promoted by the Brady
Anti-Gun Campaign -- is illegal and morally reprehensible.

But section 101(c)(1)(C) of HR 2640 would rubber-stamp those illegal
actions. Over 140,000 law-abiding veterans would be statutorily
barred from possessing firearms.

True, they can hire a lawyer and beg the agency that took their
rights away to voluntarily give them back. But the agency doesn't
have to do anything but sit on its hands. And, after 365 days of
inaction, guess what happens? The newly disarmed veteran can spend
thousands of additional dollars to sue. And, as the plaintiff, the
wrongly disarmed veteran has the burden of proof.

Language proposed by GOA would have automatically restored a
veteran's gun rights if the agency sat on its hands for a year.
Unfortunately, the GOA amendment was not included.

The Veterans Disarmament Act passed the Senate and the House
yesterday -- both times WITHOUT A RECORDED VOTE. That is, the bill
passed by Unanimous Consent, and was then transmitted to the White

Long-time GOA activists will remember that a similar "compromise"
deal helped the original Brady Law get passed. In 1993, there were
only two or three senators on the floor of that chamber who used a
Unanimous Consent agreement (with no recorded vote) to send the Brady
bill to President Clinton -- at a time when most legislators had
already left town for their Thanksgiving Break.

Gun owners can go to to
read about how this betrayal occurred 14 years ago.

With your help, Gun Owners of America has done a yeoman's job of
fighting gun control over the years, considering the limited
resources that we have. Together, we were able to buck the Brady
Campaign/NRA coalition in 1999 (after the Columbine massacre) and
were able to defeat the gun control that was proposed in the wake of
that shooting.

Yesterday, we were not so lucky. But we are not going to go away.
GOA wants to repeal the gun-free zones that disarm law-abiding
Americans and repeal the other gun restrictions that are on the
books. That is the answer to Virginia Tech. Unfortunately, the
House and Senate chose the path of imposing more gun control.

So our appeal to you is this -- please help us to grow this coming
year. Please help us to get more members and activists. If you add
$10 to your membership renewal this year, we can reach new gun owners
in the mail and tell them about GOA.

Please urge your friends to join GOA... and, at the very least, make
sure they sign up for our free e-mail alerts so that we can mobilize
more gun owners than ever before!

Outlaw light bulbs and only outlaws will have light bulbs

In the pursuit of better energy use, has the government gone mad?

Washington, D.C. - Among the regulations packed into the newest energy bill that just passed Congress this week, a ban on the incandescent light bulb will officially end what Edison started 130 years ago. "If you outlaw light bulbs, then only outlaws will have light bulbs," says Libertarian Party Executive Director Shane Cory.

"The ban on incandescent light bulbs may seem almost comical," says Cory, "but it raises several red flags on the level of government intrusion in people's lives. From the toilets in your bathroom to the lights in your ceiling, there are very few consumer products free from some form of government regulation. I seriously doubt regulating light bulbs was intended to be a necessary-and-proper role of the federal government."

Incandescent light bulbs will begin to be phased out in 2012, with a complete ban finalized in 2014. Manufacturers will be forced to switch to compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, which can cost more than six times as much as the common incandescent bulb. While CFL bulbs are much more energy efficient, to maintain the bulb's longevity and achieve maximum efficiency, consumers must adhere to proper operating suggestions made by Congress, such as leaving the bulb turned on for at least 15 minutes.

"Not only do consumers have to alter how they use light in their houses, they must also take a number of precautions with CFL bulbs that were unnecessary when using incandescent bulbs," says Libertarian Party Media Coordinator Andrew Davis. "Because of the toxic levels of mercury in CFL bulbs, consumers will need to check with their waste management providers for proper disposal methods, and consumers will also have to research how to clean up broken bulbs. These bulbs may save energy in the long run, but at a great inconvenience to the consumer."

The Libertarian Party believes in free market solutions to environmental problems, and vehemently opposes government regulation that interferes with private business and personal liberty. The Libertarian Party also maintains that solutions cannot come from America's biggest polluter: the federal government.

"How many Americans does it take to change a light bulb?" Davis asks jokingly. "I guess we'll have to wait for next year's energy bill to find out."

The Libertarian Party is America's third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Bill of Rights Under Bush: A Timeline

By Phil Leggiere, writing for QuestionAuthority

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Congress Passes Another Bad Trade Deal

Boulder, CO -- Despite our gigantic $700+ billion trade deficit and increasing pressures on the middle class, Congress passed yet another "free" trade agreement, this time with Peru. The recent deal with Peru, with whom we have an existing trade deficit, is another example of Washington's disinterest in stopping the hemorrhaging of good-paying jobs from our economy. The Peru Free Trade Agreement follows in the failed footsteps of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and will result in a larger trade deficit, the eventual loss of manufacturing jobs, textile and farming industries, and the potential for the importation of unsafe foods.

As we have seen in the case of NAFTA, foreign markets seem to be less open to American goods. Instead, large corporations use access to those markets to export jobs and pay foreign workers only a fraction of the wages paid to American workers. The trend of job loss puts serious strain on the economic standards of Americans and has proven to be a race to the bottom.

"The race to the bottom is not just in wages," says Jonathan Hill, Chairman of the America First Party. "It is also a race to the bottom by continually out sourcing our national wealth and industrial power. If this continues, we will no longer have the industrial capacity to produce the goods needed to correct our trade deficit. Some warn that we have already reached this point of no return. The fallacy of free trade, which is neither fair nor free, has dealt a major blow to our industrial sector and threatens our national independence."

"These terrible agreements do not benefit the citizens of either country, as NAFTA has proved. The benefactors are mega-corporations which can produce their goods with fewer environmental restrictions and a pittance for a wage," added J.C. Schweingrouber, Public Relations Chairman. "We are watching the de-industrialization of our own nation right before our eyes. No nation has ever survived and prospered without a healthy industrial base. Our Congress seems to be ignorant of that fact."

The America First Party calls for an immediate end to failed free trade agreements and a return to reasonable trade policies mandated by the Constitution. Eliminating the trade deficit is necessary for our long term national security.

Friday, December 14, 2007


Carl F. Worden

Most of you will recall the 1990s, when President Bill Clinton dispatched the FBI and BATFE to investigate those “dangerous” citizens’ militia groups that sprang up all over the United States after the Ruby Ridge murders and Waco barbecue. It was the first time federal agents had committed outright murder against American citizens and covered it up, and it got a lot of Americans off the couch.

I was one of them.

But these so-called investigations were not investigations at all. They were acts perpetrated by federal agents of various stripes, including privately contracted citizens, to criminalize anyone who had joined any group calling itself a militia.

In almost every case, known militia members were targeted by these federal actors to commit crimes they normally would not have committed, such as dangling illegal explosives or illegal firearms under their noses at low cost, hoping for a bite. And when one of these individuals did bite, they were immediately arrested and publicly flogged in the national news as having been stopped “just in time” before they were able to carry out acts of domestic terror.

You may find it interesting that in the minds of the American jury pool, it was not an illegal act of entrapment because the mass media had been telling the frightened public how dangerous and rabid these militia groups were for some time before any of these cases were brought to trial.

Back in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that entrapment is not a defense if the person entrapped had an “inclination” to commit the crime. So dangling an illegal weapon to a thoroughly vilified militia member wasn’t seen as entrapment, even though it clearly was, and a number of otherwise law-abiding citizens were sent to lengthy terms in prison, destroying their lives and those of their families.

Yeah, they were stopped just in time, alright. What a great way to get a promotion on the federal law enforcement ladder: Just go out and create a criminal on presidential orders, then arrest your creation and get a gold star. Now that’s law enforcement in its very lowest form, which is why I have so very little respect for federal law enforcement to this day.

Had they infiltrated a group Hell-bent on murder and mayhem, I’d have applauded their efforts, but that was not the case. In fact, after years of intense surveillance and infiltration, retired former FBI Special Agent Danny Coulsen, at one time the head of counter-terrorism on the domestic front, admitted in an interview I personally witnessed that the FBI concluded true-blue citizens’ militia groups were made up entirely of decent, law-abiding citizens committed to constitutional and lawful pursuits. Coulsen went on to say that the truly dangerous groups in America, those made up of the racist, anti-Semitic “Christian Identity” freaks, were the groups the FBI and BATFE should have been concentrating all their efforts on the whole time. Those neo-Nazi freaks truly are dangerous, and they have demonstrated their willingness to carry out bank robberies and murders time after time, but they are not citizens’ militia groups and never have been.

So how could the feds have gotten it so wrong? Well, the Southern Poverty Law Center and its head con-man, Morris Dees, bear much of the responsibility. Dees and his bunch hated the idea of citizens forming into militia groups for whatever the reason, and they sold the government a pack of lies, among other things, claiming to have privately infiltrated a number of militia groups and reporting back that they were all anti-government racist Jew-haters planning to overthrow the United States government through violence. It was all a fat lie, and Danny Coulsen basically confirmed that, although long after so much damage had been done.

So today’s report that the government’s case against a number of Florida terror suspects had fallen apart, came as no real surprise. You will recall that this “group” had been infiltrated by a private contractor, who learned of their evil plan to bomb the Sears Tower in Chicago. He set them up for arrest, then let his handlers arrest his creation. Sound familiar? Hey, he got paid, didn’t he?

Most of you may be unaware that almost every group and/or individuals arrested since 9/11/01 on suspicion of domestic terrorist activity have been acquitted or had their cases thrown out. In the case of the Florida bunch, one person was acquitted and the jury hung on all the others. The feds claim they have enough to retry the others, and they plan on picking a new jury in January. We’ll see.

One Oregon individual, a lawyer by the name of Brandon Mayfield, successfully sued the feds (that’s us taxpayers, I remind you) for being falsely connected to the terror bombings in Madrid, Spain due to a faulty fingerprint match. Using that wonderful and woefully misnamed “Patriot Act”, the feds covertly broke into Mayfield’s home and office, bugging him and searching his property without a search warrant. He walked like all the others, but took a large chunk of our cash with him. I don’t begrudge Mayfield for it, but I would really like to see the individuals who did this to Mayfield pay for it out of their own pockets instead of making us pay for their “mistakes”.

When I first learned the details of how the federal case was made against the Florida group, I knew right away what had transpired. This private federal contractor, posing as a representative of al Qaida, dangled money, gear and weapons in front of these guys, and they set out to con him out of whatever they could, not realizing it was they who were being set up. These idiots hadn’t even traveled to Chicago to recon the Sears Tower, but they told their assumed “pigeon” whatever he wanted to hear in order to get whatever they could out of him and disappear. But in doing so, they had to play the game and ended up arrested for crimes and conspiracies they never intended to carry out. All in all, I find it kind of amusing, but that is what can happen when you go out and try to create criminals instead of looking for the real ones. The latter takes a great deal more work and entails considerably more danger, so who wants to do that?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition

Lancaster, PA: The country’s largest third party, based on voter registration, the Constitution Party, points to recent shootings in Omaha, Nebraska and Arvada and Colorado Springs, Colorado and suggests Americans question the notion that more and stricter gun laws save lives.

New Life Church member Jeanne Assam protected the lives of members of her church Sunday by using a firearm.
“An armed civilian acting swiftly and deliberately saved the lives of perhaps as many as 100 people (USA Today) thereby stopping a madman who was on a murderous rampage”, said Constitution Party National Committee Chairman Jim Clymer. “Instead of four dead bodies there would have been scores more if not for the fact that a law-abiding citizen ended the carnage by using a gun”, added Clymer.

“Just note the horrific consequences of having so-called ‘gun-free zones’ in light of the bloody scenes at Virginia Tech and the Omaha Mall. It should be apparent that guns in the hands of law-abiding people save lives,” Clymer noted.

The Constitution Party believes the media have downplayed the most important aspect of this tragic story.

News stories have focused on the past law enforcement experience of the woman who stopped the killer. Calling her a "security guard", reports made it appear Jeanne Assam was part of “an elite group with special abilities and opportunities most people lack; this could not be further from the truth. Able-bodied people of both genders across a wide spectrum of age have the capacity and should have the un-infringed, God-given right to defend innocent life”, Clymer said.

Reports mentioned she was "trained, licensed, and background-checked". That is true of millions of Americans with concealed weapons permits. The media spin suggested this heroic woman was not simply an armed citizen exercising basic 2nd amendment rights.

“Others interested in defending their lives against ever-increasing rampage shootings would do well to ignore the implication that they could never do what she did, that they should never dare to consider defending their lives and the lives of others,” Clymer added.

The Constitution Party encourages all Americans to look critically at the example of this tragedy that could have been worse, and note the effort to disarm Americans with more gun laws has not resulted in fewer shootings. “On the contrary, schools and other places where people are prevented from carrying self-defense weapons have become easy targets for gunmen. It’s time Americans stop and think about where all these shootings are taking place…certainly not at police stations or places where there would be armed resistance”, said Clymer.

The Constitution Party calls on all Americans to acknowledge that guns don’t kill people, criminals do…and in so doing stand up for the 2nd Amendment.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

How Free Are We Really?

by Selwyn Duke

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Will Liberty Succumb to Federalist Society Ideology?

by Paul Craig Roberts

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Dollar Collapsing, Inflation Spiking - Founding Fathers' Ideals Could Have Prevented This

Boulder, CO - While the Bureau of Labor Statistics and media outlets report that "core" inflation is only 2.2 percent, this ignores the effect of food and energy prices which are rising dramatically. The BLS's latest numbers show that the nationwide city average price for small users of natural gas is up 5.9% for the last 12 month period, while the average for all types of gasoline is up a whopping 22.6%. Food price rises are more shocking, with the nationwide city average for staples such as ground beef, lettuce, whole milk, bologna, white bread, and flour rising by an average of 6.8%, 22.1%. 25.3%, 12.9%, 16.1%, and 10.6% respectively, an average 12 month increase of 15.6% for these 6 basic food products.

The rise in stock market, fuel, food and other commodity prices correlates with the fall in the Dollar, which dropped dramatically in the last 7 year period. The Dollar Index dropped 35% in this same period, showing the Dollar's weakness relative to the currencies of 32 major trading partners with market-determined currency exchange rates. With respect to the currency of 27 of these partners, the Euro, the Dollar has plunged 41% in the same period. This is a situation that particularly shows the Dollar's weakness, in that the Euro is a currency without a nation, which is completely dependent on the maintenance of political relations between nations of the EU. Although this adds risk to owning the Euro, the market today judges the Dollar to be even less reliable, thereby jeopardizing the buying power and savings of most Americans.

The America First Party calls for an end to fiat currencies and a return to the coined-money standard required by the Constitution and our Founding Fathers, who had experienced disastrous inflation during colonial times. This precious-metals standard, which has the secondary benefit of limiting the expansion of government, is the clear solution to inflation. As a result of our deviation from this constitutional requirement, Americans are unfairly victimized. Many who would otherwise be able to retire at age 55, must now work for 10 or more additional years to compensate for the wealth-robbing effect of inflation.

For more information on inflation, including how the government understates it through statistical manipulations, its effect on retirement savings, and the connection between inflation and expansive government, please see the detailed discussion published on the party website at


by Steven Yates

Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

Naomi Wolf
Guardian Unlimited