Archive for January 2014
Yesterday marked the 41st anniversary of the infamous US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, which, in effect, legalized abortion-on-demand nationwide. The aftermath of this tragic ruling is the deaths of over 55 million innocent unborn babies. It is no hyperbole to say abortion-on-demand is America’s national holocaust. Think about it, every American citizen today, 41 years old or younger, has never known a country that respected and protected innocent human life in the womb.
Consider this, too: when Hitler’s Third Reich was at its zenith, the abortion rate in Germany was 40%. Guess what? The abortion rate in America today is right at 40%. In fact, statistically speaking, the most dangerous place to be in America is not in an automobile without wearing a seat belt, or on a commercial airliner with a potential terrorist on board, but in the womb of one’s mother.
Dr. Bernard Nathanson once headed America’s largest abortion clinic in New York City. He admitted superintending over the killing of 75,000 unborn babies. He later recanted his pro-abortion activity and wrote what may be the quintessential book defending an unborn child’s right to life, “Aborting America.” Dr. Nathanson said, “There is no longer serious doubt in my mind that human life exists within the womb from the very onset of pregnancy.”
Dr. Mildred Jefferson was a surgeon at Boston University Medical Center, a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery with many honors and awards. She said, “Many people try to hide behind the confusion of not knowing what happens before a baby is born. But we do not have to be confused. We in medicine and science have a different name for every stage of the development of the baby, but it does not matter at all whether you know those names or not. When a young woman has not had much opportunity to go to school and she becomes pregnant, no one has to tell her that she is going to have a baby.
“I became a doctor in the tradition that is represented in the Bible of looking upon medicine as a high calling. I will not stand aside and have this great profession of mine, of the doctor, give up the designation of healer to become that of the social executioner. The Supreme Court Justices only had to hand down an order. Social workers only have to make arrangements, but it has been given to my profession to destroy the life of the innocent and the helpless.
“Today it is the unborn child; tomorrow it is likely to be the elderly or those who are incurably ill. Who knows but that a little later it may be anyone who has political or moral views that do not fit into the distorted new order? To that question, ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’ I answer ‘Yes.’ It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard and preserve life. A child is a member of the human family and deserves care and concern.”
How many physicians, scientists, teachers, artists, musicians, pastors, missionaries, statesmen, musicians, businessmen, tradesmen, engineers, and notable contributors to society have been murdered in the womb since abortion-on-demand was legalized in this country? Millions, I’m sure.
At this point, I can hear someone interrupting, “What about cases involving rape or incest?”
While these cases number less than 1% of pregnancies, consider this case history: a 12-year-old girl was raped and became pregnant. “Get an abortion,” you say? Congratulations! You just killed Ethel Waters. The manner in which a baby was conceived in no way diminishes the human worth of the baby. Since when do we kill children for the sins of one parent?
And as Dr. Jefferson said, just where does the acceptance of abortion lead? Does anyone remember Baby Doe in Bloomington, Indiana?
A little baby was born April 9, 1982, with Down’s syndrome in a Bloomington, Indiana, hospital. The parents refused to allow a doctor to correct a defect in the esophagus that prevented eating, because the child was born with Down’s. The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the parents’ right to make this decision. When news of this atrocity got out, adoption offers came in from all over America. Several members of the medical staff who were aghast that such a thing could happen in their hospital resigned over the incident. An appeal was quickly started, but Baby Doe died of starvation on April 15, 1982. There is no doubt that this case, and many others similar to it, are directly related to the Roe v Wade decision that, in effect, makes babies nothing more than the property of the state with no human rights ascribed to them.
Add to this blatant disrespect for human life the new socialized, mandated government-run health care system now in effect–complete with cost-related rationing of medical treatments–and one can only imagine how the value of human life will continue to decline in this country. We are already hearing multiple reports of people who are not able to have surgical procedures because of all of the government red-tape and the uncertainty of physicians and hospitals as to whether the government will authorize payment.
I suggest that everyone start taking care of themselves and trying to stay healthy, because, under Obamacare, illness could become a death sentence–not because of the illness, but because of the lack of proper medical treatment due to the rationing of health care by government-imposed financial stipulations.
Plus, if you want to do some personal research that will really send chills up your spine, start investigating the fact that many scientists and researchers are seriously discussing genetic manipulation and genetic engineering. Our own government and military are already culpable in grotesque medical experimentation on both civilian and military personnel.
Our own Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has admitted to using military personnel as human guinea pigs for medical, biological, and mental experimentation under various programs associated with the now-infamous title, MK-ULTRA. CIA officials say the programs have all been scrapped. Don’t you believe it.
In addition, consider the testimony of Dr. Carolyn Gerster, a physician specializing in internal medicine and cardiopulmonary diseases. She obtained her medical degree from the University Of Oregon Medical School in Portland.
Dr. Gerster told Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, “I was asked to become a member of the American College of Physicians many years ago. It’s an honorary society of internal medicine. I was very proud right up until the day that the society gave the James D. Bruce Award for Medical Research to Dr. Saul Krugman for the following experiment. Dr. Krugman had taken living hepatitis virus MS2 and injected this living virus into 25 retarded children in Willowbrook Home for the Retarded in upstate New York. This was defended on the basis that they would probably get the hepatitis virus anyway.”
Consider, too, that contrary to what most people assume, the vast majority of physicians graduating from medical school today no longer take a Hippocratic-type oath–an oath that binds physicians to the following: “I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone. I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary [medical device] to cause an abortion.”
As Schaeffer and Koop pointed out in their book, “Whatever Happened to the Human Race?” “The Declaration of Geneva (adopted in September 1948 by the General Assembly of the World Medical Organization and modeled closely on the Hippocratic Oath) became used as the graduation oath by more and more medical schools. It includes: ‘I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception.’ This concept of the preservation of human life has been the basis of the medical profession and society in general. It is significant that when the University of Pittsburgh changed from the Hippocratic Oath to the Declaration of Geneva in 1971, the students deleted ‘from the time of conception’ from the clause.”
Today, the ageless principles that had guided the medical profession throughout Western Civilization have been expunged from a majority of our physicians’ training and practice. And the Roe Supreme Court decision had much to do with it.
What is especially irritating about the whole abortion debate is the way the subject has been used as a political football by those on both the right and the left of the political aisle. While the national Democratic Party proudly touts itself as being “pro-choice,” it has been the so-called “pro-life” Republican Party that is mostly to blame for legalized abortion being left as the law of the land for over four decades.
Think of it: the GOP has dominated US Supreme Court appointments for the 41 years since the Roe decision. In fact, the 1973 court that released the Roe decision was a Republican-appointed court by a 6-3 margin. The same GOP-dominated court also rendered the Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decision reaffirming Roe.
Consider still: the “pro-life” Republican Party controlled the entire federal government from the election of 2000 to the election of 2006: six long years of GOP domination of both houses of Congress, the White House, and the US Supreme Court. And in all of that time, not one single unborn baby’s life was saved. Not one!
And, yet, each year, former Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) would introduce the Sanctity of Life Act. And each year, the bill would sit in the document room of the Capitol Building and gather dust. What would Rep. Paul’s bill have done? (1) It would have defined unborn babies as persons under the law. (2) Under the authority of Article. III. Section. 2. of the US Constitution, it would have removed abortion from the jurisdiction of the court. Had the “pro-life” Republican congress passed Dr. Paul’s bill, and the “pro-life” President, G. W. Bush, signed it into law, Roe v. Wade would have been effectively overturned.
So, why didn’t President Bush trumpet the bill? Where was the Republican leader in the Senate? Where was the Republican Speaker of the House? Where was Orrin Hatch? Where was John McCain? Where was Lindsey Graham? Where was the National Right to Life Committee? Where were the tens of thousands of “pro-life” pastors and Christians?
Not only that: these same “pro-life” pastors, church members, and conservatives refused to support Congressman Ron Paul for President in 2008, and again in 2012, because he was not “conservative” enough. Actually, they opposed him because he opposed the war in Iraq, which means they would rather support a politician who promotes taking America into unconstitutional wars–and who will do nothing to overturn Roe v Wade and save the lives of unborn babies–than support a man who insisted that the Constitution be followed, and actually had a constitutional plan to overturn Roe v Wade and end abortion-on-demand as a national “right.” No wonder Jesus noted that unbelievers often have it over believers in the brains department. (See Luke 16:8.)
I remind you that securing life and liberty is the primary purpose of government (read the Declaration of Independence). Should it surprise us that the same government that feels no responsibility to protect the lives of innocent unborn children would feel any responsibility to protect our liberties? No wonder this government seems hell-bent on destroying our personal liberties: the wanton slaughter of 55 million unborn babies has seared its conscience.
Worse yet is the manner in which our pastors and churches seem completely unsympathetic to the silent screams of the slaughtered unborn. How many pastors will even mention Roe v Wade in their pulpits this week? Most Christians will go through this week and never even give a second thought to the plight of the millions of unborn babies being legally murdered in this country. And, furthermore, their conscience will certainly not be pricked by anything they hear from the pastors in their pulpits this week–or any other week, for that matter.
Legalized abortion is a national holocaust; an affront to our national character; a contradiction of established principles subscribed to from the beginning of Western Civilization; an insult to the principles of our Declaration of Independence; a bane of our national spirit; and a stench in the nostrils of Almighty God. That we have allowed it to continue for 41 years now stands as an indictment against this generation of Americans (especially America’s Christians) and bodes ominously for the well-being of our posterity.
Source: Chuck Baldwin
by Randy Stroud
Slaves once believed that they too could not survive without the guidance of their owners. The masters convinced them they would starve to death if they tried to leave. When white sympathizers argued that slaves were not needed, proponents of slavery argued, “But who will pick the cotton?” (Technology solved that problem!)
However, people continue to argue to this day that through the constitution (which we never signed), we all consent to be governed, because we use government sidewalks, we call the police when we are injured, etc…… however, do we really consent? Do we really have any other alternatives that haven’t been made illegal?
“Consent of the governed” is a phrase from the United States Declaration of Independence. It is synonymous with a political theory wherein a government‘s legitimacy andmoral right to use state power is only justified and legal when derived from the people or society over which that political power is exercised. This theory of “consent” is historically contrasted to the divine right of kings and has often been invoked against the legitimacy of colonialism. Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government”. – Cited from Wikipedia
How many times have you heard a judge, police officer, or state supporter tell you things like:
The government get’s it’s power from the people. The government get’s it’s authority through the democratic process delegated to the people. You have committed a crime against the people. You obey these laws, because you have consented to be governed by the people by living on these lands.
What is the one thing these statements have in common? They all operate from a collectivist platform. Statists believe in the “social contract” theory. The idea that through the constitution, through using public roads, and having a birth certificate, you are inherently under the authority of the government. However, these arguments are severely flawed.
Firstly, for a contract to be valid, it must be done under full disclosure, it must contain the signature of the contract creator and the wet signature of the customer who agrees to its terms, nor can a valid contract be created under duress. The birth certificate, nor does the constitution abide by these basic contract rules. And as far as using government services, when the government has claimed eminent domain and has successfully monopolized most of societies essential services, we are left with little choice on whether or not we should use them, if we want to have productive lives. It’s not like private companies are allowed to compete with government provided services. However, even as a man who does not pay income taxes, he will still fund the roads, since the taxes collected on gasoline are apportioned towards infrastructure. Sales taxes, excise taxes, etc…..are unavoidable for the general population, even among so called “illegal immigrants.” Everyone pays taxes, not by choice, but because the mafia (government) forces us into their protection racket scheme either directly or indirectly to some degree or another.
Now, this brings me to address the title of this post. Do we truly consent towards being governed and does the state even exist, or is it merely just a corporate title? The answer is obvious. We are the coerced clients of a monopolized insurance company known as the Government. Many will say, “If you don’t like the government and it’s laws, then leave!”
Martin Luther King Jr. was told this often by police, yet he still chose to fight for his beliefs, and thank god he did! The fact is, my geographic location does not make me loyal to any state. The “United States, Russia, China, Japan” are just names that have been popularized, but are not factually “real” things. If they were real things, then we would be able to see them hold them in our hands. But, they are not real, they are just figments of our imagination, while it is compulsory to support these false idols. It truly is a form of slavery. And yes, some of the “slave owners” are nicer than others, but the fact is that all politicians, no matter how well intended, are operating as plantation masters, all funded through the involuntary servitude of the tax-payers.
If you are still an unbeliever towards the message of Voluntaryism, and you falsely believe that pieces of paper have “secured” your rights, then why is the US government so out of control? Pieces of paper cannot protect you from tyranny, only your convictions and your actions.
The next time you are in court for a speeding ticket, quote the Declaration of Independence and say,
“The founders told us that, ‘The government derives its power from the people, and their consent to be governed. They have the right to alter or abolish the government at any time.’ Therefore, Iam informing the courts that I do not consent to these proceedings.”
The judge will simply smirk and say, “That’s fine, but here is the statue that you broke, now pay the fine or else I will have a warrant for your arrest.”
The truth of the matter is, the government has claimed the moral high ground. After getting your parents to contract you into their system, via public education and the birth certificate, after 13 years in public school, reciting the pledge of allegiance thousands of times, by the time you are 18, questioning the validity of the government isn’t even a thought for most people. Mentioning free-market societies, voluntaryism, and the non-aggression principle is looked at as “liberal thoughts,” or “hog wash” when in reality, voluntaryism is the most morally consistent ideology I have ever encountered.
The implication is that, it is morally wrong to initiate force upon someone’s life or the products of their labor, unless that person has initiated violence towards you. Under this circumstance, you have the right to defend yourself.
Through technology, private firms, philosophy, and innovation, government WILL be rendered obsolete. The invention of the printing press allowed the poorest man to have a Bible, which caused mass enlightenment. Suddenly, a man no longer had to get interpretations of the Bible from the priest, he could finally afford to have a mass produced copy for himself, he no longer had to listen to second-hand opinions, he could create his own. And through the advancements of technology and philosophy, the autonomous human is becoming a reality.
Once we accept that government is funded and operated as a coercive mafia, whom has monopolized our most essential services, and has effectively farmed us like domesticated animals, we can finally begin to dissolve certain delusions about our reality It’s a tough pill to swallow at first, however, once accepted, we can begin to focus on agoristic decentralized institutions to compete with government institutions. Projects like ‘Mountain Hours” and “Cop Block” are great examples of that.
So what do you think? Can “Americans” choose whether or not they consent to be governed, or is it just all a show to give you the illusion that you are free to operate as your proper person?
What is a “law” or “Legislation”
The government (correctly known as the “mafia”) is nothing more than a puffer fish. A puffer fish is small, tiny, and an easy meal for large predators such as whales or sharks. However, the puffer fish has a unique natural ability to suck water into its body, expanding its size ten fold in an instant. This act is usually enough to scare off a would-be predator, as would any of us would be. Could you imagine talking to someone who then suddenly grew 25 feet tall?! You would probably run away screaming. But, after the predator runs away, the scary looking puffer fish goes back to it’s tiny, weak form, relieved that the enemy fell for his deception.
The government (mafia) is no different. They are a group of men, making up less than 1% of the population, whom exclaim to the rest of society that they can provide services, protection, equality, and they will even let you get to vote on who gets to be in the “mafia.” Voting is getting to choose who your robber will be. Oh Democracy! Your violence is so obvious.
It all sounds great, until someone says, “Well, what if we don’t want your services?” Then the mafia (government) says, ”If you refuse our offer, we will send our enforcers (whom also make up less than 1% of the population), to kidnap you. We will call it “tax evasion.”
Upon hearing this, the rest of society becomes afraid, and decides to comply………but why? The rest of society far outnumbers the mafia, so why fear them? Why vote for new mafia members every few years? Why ask the mafia to stop wars? What ask them to stop taking your money? Why should the public ask these men for anything, when we as human beings, whom have like minded philosophies can simply do the things we want and we can organize voluntarily. If someone wanted society to have free-health care, then doctors who felt this way could organize and develop such a model, without imposing it on others. If a person wants protection, could he not hire his neighbor to protect his land while he is away? And what of reputations? Even without a mafia, reputations are still important, without a good reputation no one will buy your products and you will become an outcast of society.
The reasoning is simple. The 0.5% (the mafia), has convinced the 99.5% of people that they are “necessary” for their existence to continue. They have convinced the masses that they (the mafia) are more powerful than them. Even if every person in America decided that they no longer wanted to pay taxes, only one in a thousand would actually be willing to not pay and accept the battle that may come with it. The people see no alternative. People have been living this way for so long, their minds cannot imagine anything else. The abuse has become “the norm.” However, people once called the idea of “airplanes” a “fantasy,” yet the Wright brothers proved society wrong.
We all agree that services and goods should not be offered on compulsory terms. No man would take a salesman seriously whom forced his customers to “buy” at gun point. So why do we give the government (mafia) so much lee-way? Once people can break free, and begin to create competing services, that can match or surpass government services, the people will begin to see the shift, and begin to hear the moral arguments.
Evidence of this has already been showed. UPS, Fed Ex, and E-mail are making government post offices obsolete. 3-D printers are making gun permits and the 2nd amendment “permissions” offered by the state laughable. Public Education is a joke compared to the free-reign we have to information on the Internet. Once the awakening happens, people will begin to realize that the size and strength of government is just an illusion. Once the “ants” figure out that we outnumber the government and without our “taxes,” they are essentially peons whom wouldnt last a minute without us.
Through logic, philosophy, and technology, the mafia WILL be rendered obsolete.
You are In the Matrix, you always have been…………….
(We are being farmed like animals, and we are exploited for our labor.)
The Matrix was a Hollywood filmed released in 1999 by the Wachowski brothers. Known for it’s martial arts choreography and sci-fi backdrop, the movie in and of itself is more of a documentary rather than a form of entertainment. Most people who watched the movie were dazzled by the “bullet time” panoramic camera views, but completely missed the overall point that the movie was trying to make.
We are slaves. We are farmed, groomed, and used as fuel to keep the machine created by the elite running at optimal levels. We are fed, entertained, and lulled into a state of cognitive dissonance and willful ignorance, because life is just easier that way, and the elite know, and we know it, whether or not we want to admit it. We are not free to move, work, speak, or earn a living without someone having us first monitored, licensed, and/or given the proper permissions.
If you watch the above video, pay attention to when Neo first awakes from the “dream-world.” He wakes up in a chamber, where he is hooked up to wires that feed him, feed him propaganda, and images of the matrix. Upon waking up from his coma, he looks around to see millions of others asleep in their chambers, hooked up to machines. He then sees electric currents being emitted from the bodies. He then realizes that human beings have been farmed as “batteries” to keep the machines (matrix) going, and the victims are none the wiser.
In a sense, this can be viewed as taxation. The government alone collected trillions of dollars in taxes. And what happens if you do not pay taxes? You are beaten, threatened, and locked in a cage. And those taxes were used to kill, assassinate, and loot people in third world countries. What happens if you try to build your own road or start your own police agency, or try to compete with the electric company? The mafia comes in and tells you that you aren’t allowed. What if you want to start a business? Well, you must obtain a special license. What if you want to own a gun or start a protest? You must have a special permit for that too. What if you want to collect rain water, sell lemonade, grow certain plants, get married to someone you love……….well you need special permissions from the government to do all of those things too. What if you decide to not wear your seatbelt? Well, the government will arrest you, extort you of your money, even though there is no immediate victim, and tell you, “we are doing this for your own good because someone “might” get hurt in the future.”
While the government’s little brother is the media. The media will tell you that violence is “cool,” being slutty is the new “classy,” and having a bad attitude makes you “hip.”
In reality, the government in conjunction with the entertainment media outlets literally ARE the matrix. The matrix is just a fancy word for a monopolized, pacified, farmed, and controlled society. And the worst part is that, the very people whom receive this message will try to kill me, taunt me, or call me crazy, because they are so dependent, utterly reliant, comfortable, and in-love with the system, that they will defend it to their last breath, especially those who benefit from it the most (police, politicians, military, investors, welfare recipients, lobbyists etc…).
So, I challenge you all. Watch The Matrix again, and this time, look for the metaphors. Watch it from the perspective of how the government and mainstream entertainment has essentially, contracted, branded, brainwashed, and lulled us into a form of “willful” peonage.
The Declaration of Independence says that government gets their powers from the consent of the governed, yet in reality, we not given the option to opt-out or refused consent. Jefferson himself once said, “If men cannot be trusted to govern themselves, how can they be trusted to govern others?”
It is my hope, that through logic, philosophy, technology and through the supply and demand of the free-market, that human beings can find peaceful voluntary ways to function in a society free of monopolized coercion that can/will render the government obsolete.
2013 United States federal budget – $3.8 trillion (submitted 2012 by President Obama)
2012 United States federal budget – $3.7 trillion (submitted 2011 by President Obama)
2011 United States federal budget – $3.8 trillion (submitted 2010 by President Obama)
2010 United States federal budget – $3.6 trillion (submitted 2009 by President Obama)
2009 United States federal budget – $3.1 trillion (submitted 2008 by President Bush)
2008 United States federal budget – $2.9 trillion (submitted 2007 by President Bush)
2007 United States federal budget – $2.8 trillion (submitted 2006 by President Bush)
2006 United States federal budget – $2.7 trillion (submitted 2005 by President Bush)
2005 United States federal budget – $2.4 trillion (submitted 2004 by President Bush)
2004 United States federal budget – $2.3 trillion (submitted 2003 by President Bush)
2003 United States federal budget – $2.2 trillion (submitted 2002 by President Bush)
2002 United States federal budget – $2.0 trillion (submitted 2001 by President Bush)
2001 United States federal budget – $1.9 trillion (submitted 2000 by President Clinton)
2000 United States federal budget – $1.8 trillion (submitted 1999 by President Clinton)
1999 United States federal budget – $1.7 trillion (submitted 1998 by President Clinton)
1998 United States federal budget – $1.7 trillion (submitted 1997 by President Clinton)
1997 United States federal budget – $1.6 trillion (submitted 1996 by President Clinton)
1996 United States federal budget – $1.6 trillion (submitted 1995 by President Clinton)