Thursday, May 29, 2003

While I enjoy much of what Kim has to say about guns, I must take issue with this post on this guy promoting the fair tax.

While I hate the current system,

Monthly Treasury checks that Cain calls "pre-bates" would "untax" the sales levies on basic necessities.

The idea that every family in the US would recieve a check from the fedgov every month sounds insane. "Pre-bate" money could be used for untaxed transactions such as, I don't know, maybe drugs. But even more outragous is that it is another attempt to condition us and our children to a handout mentality. (Honey, did we get our prebate yet? Our checking account is almost overdrawn)

I would chose to not recieve a check from the fedgov and might have to start growing my own food. Will I then have to pay a consumption tax on what I should be spending?

We should be able to do better that the "Fair Tax." for more info on the Fair Tax see EXPOSING THE "FAIR TAX" HOAX and also National Sales Tax -- A Perspective to Consider

How can you live your life without fedgov interferance if you are getting a check every month? Talk about a slave mentality. It is still wealth redistribution.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Doug is having permalink issues. So here it is Doug, my opinion. There are things way more important than the blog and family is one of them. Go to Colorado! And if money is an issue do it anyway. Try fasting food and live on juice to save some cash. After the third day it is not that bad. The body is an amazing thing. I did a 40 day juice fast one time and it was awesome. I cant imagine going 40 days on only water though. Gene Chapman has my respect. I look forward to seeing his blog come along. No wimps Doug, you can do it.

As former slave Frederick Douglass observed:
"Those who profess to favor freedom yet deprecate agitation are men who want the crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. ... Power concedes nothing without demand. It never has and never will. ... The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose."

Monday, May 26, 2003

Free State Project Last night my wife and I were at our friends house and as usual talk turned to politics. These are great people. Well I brought up The Free State. And we all decided that we are going to move there one day. But I wont sign up until I could commit. I will follow with what I commit to. But it got me wondering, how many other families are there just like us that will drop everything and move to the Free State, but waiting to commit? The decision of what state will make a huge difference. We live in Washington State and are partial to the choice being Wyoming or Montana. I love the Northwest. The weather, the land. I cant really imagine living on the east coast. The draw for us will be if it is a place that we can raise our kids. We want woods and room to run. That is the most important to us.

I am enjoying Claire Wolfe's blog. She has been fighting for freedom and now I can link to her Blog. Reading what she has written on keeping the baby unnumbered is cool even though we already kept our son's birth unrecorded. We have a choice. Just say no to Tyranny.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Benjamin Franklin, before the Constitutional Convention, (June 2, 1787):
"... as all history informs us, there has been in every State & Kingdom a constant kind of warfare between the governing & governed: the one striving to obtain more for its support, and the other to pay less. And this has alone occasioned great convulsions, actual civil wars, ending either in dethroning of the Princes, or enslaving of the people. Generally indeed the ruling power carries its point, the revenues of princes constantly increasing, and we see that they are never satisfied, but always in want of more. The more the people are discontented with the oppression of taxes; the greater need the prince has of money to distribute among his partisans and pay the troops that are to suppress all resistance, and enable him to plunder at pleasure. There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh, get first all the peoples money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants for ever ..."

Read much, but not many books.
-- Benjamin Franklin

"It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority."
-- Benjamin Franklin

Doug points out another great blog. It is

The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid
By Donald L. Luskin

I came across this blog many months ago but like anything on the net, if you don’t link it today, you will forget about it tomorrow. In The Third Wave, information is what we fight wars with. And the blog is what the common man has at his fingertips to organize and store info on the web. Even a homeless man (individual that chooses to live on the street) can organize and be heard by anyone that is connected. And here is where it gets good. You will only be visited by those who choose to come and listen. No gov agent can make you. It is up to each individual to glean information at this generation’s version of the General Store. Instead of old men, the crowd consists of a diverse group that is judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their blog. And people who say stupid stuff get laughed at. And we can give a big Amen to whatever truth we do hear. And we take notes on our blog so others can follow.

So back to Mr. Luskin, he has it correct with this post IN BLOGS WE TRUST

Now on to the subject of Mr. Hacker. I am in the middle of reading his essay Proactive Liberty. It's good, real good. I like this guy. I want to read his blog. But Mr. Hacker has a problem with being forced to do anything against his will, and no amount of wining by Doug will get him to change his mind. Mr. Hacker has made the choice to not use Microsoft Internet Explorer. But Blogger does not play nice with Opera browser. What to do? Simply sidestep the problem by installing W.Bloggar, a wonderful, free program that will allow you to update and maintain your blog without the need of any browser. Do it for the children Allen, I want my son to read your blog.

Oh Doug, w.bloggar works with Blogger, b2, MovableType, Nucleus, BigBlogTool, BlogWorks XML Blogalia and Drupal blogs.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Patrick noticed that I am back,
My only question is what do I have to do to get onto his list of Tax Honesty and Freedom Blogs?

Lets see where I am right now,

1. I no longer file.

2. I no longer pay Social Security or Income Tax.

3. I am starting to live that outlaw life.

4. I blog for the freedom of my children

Even though I dont think that Bush is the Antichrist you still have got to cut me some slack big dog :)

Friday, May 09, 2003

Just added a button for Opera,

Opera has been hailed as the fastest browser on earth by users and press worldwide. Opera uses less memory and less space on your hard drive than competing browser applications, it also has alot of unique features making you more productive on the Web.

Its only drawback is that when you are forced to use IE again because people like MSN

This is what they dont want to hear from us. You have a choice [1143 kb wav file]

Saturday, May 03, 2003

Congratulations Doug. You made it to the bigtime! Your Gene Chapman blog that you made has been linked on WND.

Remember back in the day when it felt like we were the only two bloggers that were fighting against the IRS? Then came Patrick and now you are arming everyone you know to battle with the blog.

But I need to agree with Larken Rose on this one.

"Being brave and zealous will NOT win this battle. This is a game of chess, where only KNOWLEDGE AND INTELLECT are worth anything. Getting riled up or enthusiastic, by itself, will accomplish nothing. This isn't a fist fight, where anger might help (although even there a thinking fighter would thrash the emotional one). This is MIND-fighting, where anger and emotion are almost always a HINDRANCE. Sure, there is a lot to be angry about. Go beat up a punching bag, and when you're worn out, THINK and STUDY, to get ready for the battle that matters."

Thank you Patrick for the heads up.