Friday, August 29, 2003

Doug's Blog: "'The State governments possess inherent advantages, which will ever give them an influence and ascendancy over the National Government, and will for ever preclude the possibility of federal encroachments. That their liberties, indeed, can be subverted by the
federal head, is repugnant to every rule of political calculation.' --Alexander Hamilton"

This girl is 6 years old, she must be stopped before she hurts someone.

No license? No pop stand, St. Paul tells 2 youngsters:

"'I don't think that was right,' she said, 'Cause you should be able to just sell stuff without having something that you don't know you're supposed to be having.'"

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Joseph Farah: Gutless wonders

I'm talking about people who are falling for the idea that the federal government and federal courts always trump state courts, state laws and state constitutions. Some say this issue was decided by the Civil War. The only thing settled by the War Between the States was which side had more military might. Do these weenies really believe the Ninth and 10th Amendments are null and void?

The Clueless Dimwit Chronicles
The Mogambo Guru
: " There are some people who are starting to discern that the bubble in housing may be petering out. Good. Already in this country a third of the people contribute more than half their incomes to housing, and the run-up in prices is going to make that lugubrious statistic worse. And now there are more people who have been priced out of housing altogether, which makes homelessness worse. Plus the people who used the appreciation in the market value of their homes to borrow will realize that all they did was to go farther into debt, so they will be worse off, too. And the governments that received ramped-up revenues got bigger and more expensive, so that cancerous drain on the national weal is now worse. 

And if the mortgage market has truly burst, then a lot of investors will suffer losses, so that is worse. And banks. And mortgage companies.

And since everyone will be paying more and more for houses as the results of this bubble persist for awhile, everyone will have less disposable income with which to buy all the other things in life that make up GDP and final sales for businesses, so the retail industry will be worse off, too. 

In short, the damnable Fed and the damnable GSE's have perpetuated a housing bubble in which everyone and nation as a whole will be a net loser in the long run, although there were lots of winners in the short run."


Where Mr. Solow's ridiculous argument really falls off the tracks is when you include realized wages in the mix. So even though you lost your $30/hour job making widgets, because now that widgets made in China are so cheap that there is an increased demand for them, you can still get a job selling these cheap widgets at the Wal Mart!

And in the Great Depression, there was an up-tick in the number of itinerant farm laborers, as unemployed guys took farm implements and traveled the country looking for farm work, often getting paid in food. So while there was no high-paying work in the factories, there were lots of gardening jobs that still needed to be done, since nobody could afford to buy food anymore and people were forced to grow their own. And there were guys who sold apples and pencils from street corners, and so there were jobs to be had in the burgeoning apple and pencil vending business. And there was an upswing in the number of full-time beggars, and so there were jobs created in the begging industry. And employment in the criminal class experienced a surge, and it should certainly make Mr. Solow's heart jump with joy when he thinks about all those new soup-kitchen worker positions.  

Joseph Sobran -- A Gay Man's Manifesto

The 10 Commandments Question by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.: " Self-government does not solve all conflicts, but it does bring them down to a manageable level. It is up to Iraqis and Alabamians to determine their own futures. Above all, the principle of decentralization prevents the greatest evil in all of human history: the unleashing of the consolidated Leviathan state on unwilling subjects."

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Who Is America’s Sovereign?
A speech given at the August 16 rally in support of Chief Justice Roy Moore and the defense of the public acknowledgement of God

Here is David Hackworth with some thoughts on Jessica. Dont look to hear this anywhere in the news.

WorldNetDaily: Using Jessica Lynch

According to retired Marine Lt. Col. Roger Charles: "There's nothing they won't stoop to spin. The Army needed a female hero to boost female recruiting and PR efforts, so they went and invented one."

And that's the root of the problem. The elevation of Jessica to Joan of Arc status is to recruit more women, even though thousands of female soldiers couldn't deploy with their units to Iraq because of pregnancy, no sitters for single moms' multiple kids and other problems.

And poor Jessica Lynch has become the unwitting poster girl for an Army of One that's fast becoming an Army of Two – since apparently more than half of the women deployed to Iraq are now pregnant.

Did I hear that right? "apparently more than half of the women deployed to Iraq are now pregnant."

Woah. I think we have a problem. If that is the case, I bet you that the abortion rate will rise in the Army. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

If you are confused about the Blogger Alliance, just know this, take sides now. Frank J has asked that all Alliance members declare your specialty, you know, your popcorn chicken. I had to think hard on that one.

But it was quite simple really. It is "Privateer" as in, "not asking permission from governing authorities" to do things that are legal, beneficial and moral. It's the outlaw life. It is the life of Lando Calrissian minus the women. (I am married to the most wonderful woman in the world) So that would make me the man of one woman.

If you want to get all offical you can call me the Officer in charge of Non-Compliance

Viva la Revolution!

Monday, August 25, 2003

You gotta serve someone, and I am not going to serve the selfish intrests of Evil, I must join the Alliance!

Friday, August 22, 2003

Liberty University - School of Law - Dean's Blog

“For every one pupil who needs to be guarded from a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.”
-- CS Lewis

Regardless of popular opinion, graphics enhanced video games, web surfing, sit-coms, rap music, and MTV don’t increase sensibilities and set a heart and mind on fire. Rather, these things have a tendency to promote lethargy, to de-sensitize, to create apathy and, ultimately, to de-humanize. They turn the mind to mush and make deserts of the soul.

As Lewis thought, the world is crowded with God, all ground is holy, and every bush, if we could perceive it, is a burning bush. But, education that fortifies the mind against emotion won’t help students see the burning bushes. Education, whether about law or mathematics, will touch the mind and heart when it irrigates the deserts of the soul—when it makes one thirst all the more for knowledge that is difficult but available.

The people's judge

"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments."

– James Madison

The Ultimate Consumer Survival Guide
By The Mogambo Guru

"when times are good the argument is that the economy will grow out of the problems, and so the problems are never corrected, and when times are bad the argument is, as Mr. Auerback says, that is always 'the wrong time' to address the problems, since it would add misery to people who were already miserable. So, therefore, there is NEVER a good time to address the problems, and so the problems grow and grow. If you know how to make something good happen when you never address a growing and deadly problem, then you need to register to run for governor of California, because you are obviously brighter than me and everybody else I ever knew."

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

WY Rules and Etiquette : "Libertarianism is the logical conclusion for many Republicans, if they will spend the time and effort to examine their beliefs. "

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Aaron's Rantblog, a.k.a. Aaron the Liberal Slayer.: "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke"

This is not just a funny quote. As an individual I have made the decision to withold both to the best of my abilities. (we all have varying abilities to do this) Not everyone has the ability to be an independant contractor that has no withholding taken from their paycheck and do not report a SSN to be told on later to the IRS. I have been blessed in that reguard. But it took months of praying and waiting for the opportunity to come. I am thankful to God for His blessings. Blog: Locus of Control: "'Here is what GK Chesterson had to say about the 'locus of control' during the Middle Ages, in his biography of Saint Thomas Aquinas: 'Nevertheless, there is a queer quality in that time; which, while it was international was also internal and intimate. War, in the wide modern sense, is possible, not because more men disagree, but because more men agree. Under the peculiarly modern coercions, such as Compulsory Education and Conscription, there are such very large peaceful areas, that they all can agree upon war. In that age men disagreed even about war; peace might breakout anywhere. Peace was interupted by feuds and feuds by pardons. Individuality wound in and out of a maze; spiritual extremes were walled up with one another in one little walled town; and we see the great soul of Dante divided, a cloven flame; loving and hating his own city.''"

"--- Mogambo Sez: The Cryptoquote in last Saturday's newspaper was, 'The market is a place set apart where men may deceive each other,' which was identified as a Greek proverb. To the Greeks I say, 'If only it was just the marketplace, dudes!' I cannot remember the last time that somebody WASN'T trying to deceive me about something! "

"---Mogambo Sez: The Chinese have placed an order for a billion chip-implanted ID cards for the citizens. This is truly the beginning of the ascendancy of the Chinese economy, as all they needed was a way to get credit extended to enable the gigantic pent-up demand. And now they have it. Americans, ask not for whom the bell tolls, for it tolls for thee. "

Silly kids, is this a parody or does it actually represent some kids actual perception of what this country was founded on?

U.S. History by William Goto

Once upon a time there where these people in Europe called Pilgrims and they were afraid of being persecuted. So they all got on a boat and sailed to the New World where they wouldn't have to be scared ever again. But as soon as they arrived they were greeted by savages and they were scared all over again. So they killed them all.
Now you'd think wiping out an entire race would calm them down, but no instead they began to get frightened by each other. They burned witches!
In 1775, they started killing the British so they could be free. And it worked but they still didn’t feel safe. So they passed a second amendment which said every white man could keep his gun. ...........................

The rest is worth reading.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Exerpts from a friend and I reguarding my issues with taxes and also the story about Vernie Kuglin and Attorney Larry Becraft. I cant believe this is not being discussed on the blogs more. Allen Hacker makes a great post on it. Here is he IM conversation I had with a friend. Please excuse spelling and grammer, it was a IM conversation.

California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
Christian says:
I am in agreement with Allen
Christian says:
how do you prove a negetive
Christian says:
how do conduct an interview without being labeled as a tax evader
Christian says:
I liked hearing that it was a hung jury,
Christian says:
and the judge told them to go back and deliberate more and they accuited
California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
What negative did Allen imply?
Christian says:
i would love to hear the transcript of that
Christian says:
that is my own thought
Christian says:
show me the law
Christian says:
but it is turned back and said, show me that there is no law
Christian says:
how do you show that there is no law out of title 26
Christian says:
can not be done as a sound byte
Christian says:
cannot be done in a 5 minute interview
Christian says:
" All of the TV people I've seen so far consistently refer to "paying your taxes", "paying her taxes", etc. The language used to discuss the issue prevents intelligent discussion of the issue."
California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
Remember that if the jury had not aquitted her she could have gone to Jail for a very long time
Christian says:
but if she is guilty, she should pay that price
Christian says:
no one should be above the law
Christian says:
This is where i am comming from
Christian says:
Christian says:
because i was questioning social security
Christian says:
and i know that there are some people that do not pay social security based on religious convictions like the Amish. And i have a biblical mandate to be a steward of what God has entrusted my family with
California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
Go to and do a search for Income Tax. You will find that Statutes at Large do mention Federal Income Tax and build upon the requirements/execution of that tax. This constitutes a de facto precedent of acceptence of Section 26 as law. Do the search and follow the logic, man.
California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
I mean, yes you have a biblical mandate. No, don't go to taxtruth4u.
Christian says:
have you read that page?
California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
Statutes at Large do constitue the Law of the United States of America. If they accept Federal Income Tax de facto, the Federal Income Tax is the law and Section 26 is binding. Period.
California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
Do the search, look at the links.
California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
K bro, I'm going to take off. You have an awesome night man.
Christian says:
ok, see ya
Christian says:
i will be looking into what you said
California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
cool man. See ya!
Christian says:
but i want you to tell me where that other page is wrong
California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
Check this one out as well.
California Gubernatorial Candidate says:
Christian says:
also you need to read Proactive Liberty
Christian says:
defacto law does not mean that it is constitutional
Christian says:
it is very long
Christian says:
and you are going to have to tell me which reference to the income tax you are talking about. just because it is mentioned does not mean that it aplies to me personally. You have to read the seat belt law to know if it aplies to you
Christian says:
does not apply to a school bus
Christian says:
does not apply to a motorcycle
Christian says:
does not aply to vehicle that was manufactored without seatbelts
Christian says:
you cannot just assume, you have to read the law and decide, or a police officer will decide if it applies to you also

Monday, August 11, 2003

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

Friday, August 08, 2003

Verdict in nursing-at-the-wheel case

Prosecutors recommended Donkers be sentenced to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine instead of the maximum one year in jail and $2,000. Judge Donald Martell said he would postpone sentencing to investigate Donkers “because I feel I need to know more about you.”

When this whole thing started we were being told that if she would just plead gulty she would only haveto pay $1000 with no jail time. So no the prosocution is requesting 30 days in jail and $500 fine. She refused a lawyer and represented herself. I find it interesting that the Judge is going to wait to sentence her “because I feel I need to know more about you.” Cant wait to see the final on this one.

I would like to hear from Allen on this one. Sounds like they put up a good fight in the courtroom. I actually thought of Allen as I read this part.

It took 10 minutes, alone, for Donkers to state that she would tell the truth. She refused to take the sworn oath that the bailiff tried to read to her, she said, because it would be ``repugnant to my faith to swear an oath.'' She eventually promised to tell the truth, without swearing.

I added a few links to this story over here.

The New Jersey honor guardsman who was fired for saying "God bless you and this family, and God bless the United States of America" during grave-side burial services for veterans has won his job back – with back pay. 'God Bless America' suit prevails

Right on! I heard this guy on the radio after he was let go. Glad to hear that it worked out.

Hey, look what I found, Quatloos stole this picture from Doug Kenline of Thurston Bell. It is from this pic of Doug and Thurston Bell. Sue them doug!

Thursday, August 07, 2003

Read this about the Unfair Tax from Tim.

Here are my comments,

Can you see the danger?

It hard enough as it is to try to remove oneself from a system that requires a SSN to work. This tax would soak not only the rich, but also family's like mine that do not have SSN for our children. And on the principal that God has given us the ability to provide for our own family, I will not take a "prebate" check from the government because I refuse to "register" an a "taxpayer" because "Taxpayer" has a jurisdiction to the IRS attached to it. Look it up.

I just want to work and provide for my family. I dont want free cheese. I dont want free school lunch. I want to be thankful to God for providing for me. God is higher than gov. I will not look to the little g to provide what the big G has for me.

What is the position of a free American to be? Do free citizens make suplication to their government for relief? Or do they withhold authority from government over areas of their life that are none of governments buisness. That is a real question to ask. Over what areas of our life should government be able to govern us?

I would love to hear thoughts in the comments section.

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

More from Stephen, from a painting of the Good Samaritan

The lawyer intending to ensnare Jesus teaches us much. We learn that in those days a “neighbor” to the Jews was one of their own kind. Therefore, in light of Jesus’ teachings, this lawyer wanted to convict Jesus of heresy by hearing him say that someone other than a Jew was a neighbor. The man convicted himself by answering Jesus’ last question. “Which now of these three would you say was the neighbor to the bandits’ victim?”
The lawyer answered, “He who showed mercy.”

Jesus never asked questions for information; he did so to draw men out. Even today Jesus asks us questions to woo us away from false reality. One of the greatest false realities in Christianity is when we disregard the words of the Master about the price of entry into the Kingdom of God and Eternal life.
The lawyer asked Jesus, “Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
Jesus answered with a question, “What is written in the law? How do you read?”
The lawyer answered. ”You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
Jesus replied. “You have answered right, do this and you shall live.”

Stephen Sawyer paints art for God. And he had this to say about this painting of Jesus.

"The Kingdom of God is Within You."
The call of God upon your life is ever changing. Progress must be our watchword in the Kingdom. To experience the Kingdom of God within our lives we must understand that yesterday's best will not sustain tomorrow. The Holy of Holies resides in but one location. There can be no peace on earth until the presence of God no longer competes with the selfish desires of mankind. The Spirit within you seeks your cooperation in the necessary trials that help you overcome the spiritual gravity that separates you from our Heavenly Father. If we realized our true potential and pursued God-union with the same passion Jesus experiences when He pursues us, our world would soon be blessed with an increase in the spirit ministries created on our behalf. Waiting for someone else may mean that it won't get done. Find your potential for excellence by being unstoppable in your pursuit of the real living God who lives within you.

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Check out this Audio blog update by my man Gene Chapman. Working towards getting polititions to blog their daily expenditures. Can you imagine? Say it with me now, "You, Mr Congressman, work for me, and I expect to be kept in the loop!"

Monday, August 04, 2003

Hey cool, Jeff gives me some link love but he didnt give me credit for my idea that the bloggers could choose the next president. Oh well. I am adding him to my blogroll, lets see just how cool he can be.

Friday, August 01, 2003

"Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare but only those specifically enumerated." --Thomas Jefferson

Where is this guy when you need him? I was reading this months Whistleblower Magazine and they printed this article. Since it was written in 1884 it is now public domain. Enjoy it. I wonder if this story gets taught in school?
Crockett on Congressional Power to Make Charitable Donations
An excerpt from an 1884 biography by Edward S. Ellis, "The Life of Colonel David Crockett."