17 Oct. 2014
Rightful Liberty is the birthright of all FREE MEN! My friend Max Velocity has has spoken a number of time about “Rightful Liberty”. Here Max posts six more well written and articulated essays about “Rightful Liberty” and the relevance to the world we live in. Read, Absorb, Follow!
Rightful Liberty and ‘Standing Up’
“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.”
For a while now I have avoided any kind of ‘political’ post on the basis that I have been keeping my head low as a tactical training school. You know, the priority is training and being available as a trainer and all that. I find myself unable to do that any longer. I have also eschewed any kind of ‘leadership’ role up to this point. Well, this post isn’t about being a leader, but I am more than willing to stand up as necessary, even if it is just to be the nail that gets hammered down (and anyway, there really isn’t anything to lead, as such).
I’m going to jot a few thoughts down in this post:
People often ask me questions about my views on things at class, and we have a political discussion about such. One of the consistent things that I tell people is that they have to stand up in their daily lives. What do I mean by ‘stand up?’ I mean that they should stand up and refuse to accept the politically correct. The radical leftism. The madness that infects the modern America. I tell them that they have to stand up and make a difference. Refuse to go along. If necessary, make a scene. Sheeple don’t like a scene. Don’t be one of those who is afraid of standing out, of making such a scene. Don’t agree to the whole “Don’t make a fuss dear” mentality. You have to make a fuss. You have to refuse to accept, or comply with, the madness.
What I am not advocating is violence. However, I advocate maintaining the means to potentially conduct violence. That is why we train and possess arms. That is why we have a Second Amendment. We all have a right to self defense. If you don’t have teeth, why would the leviathan care what you think? Comply, or else.
I have also never advocated civil disorder. The tactics I teach have utility in a post-collapse situation. They would not be appropriate in polite society. However, in this post I am going to take a stand and advocate civil disobedience to illegitimate power.
Now, before we go any further, I think something needs to be made clear: Having written my manual ‘Contact!’ aimed at a helping ‘preppers’ survive, it may be that since then, based on blog posts and such, many out there think I have something against preppers. Well, it’s not that. There are multiple things at play here. Let’s look at it pre- and post-collapse.
Pre-Collapse: Are we going to have a collapse or are we going to continue down this road of tyranny by ever increasing degree? I used to say the death of liberty by a thousand bureaucratic cuts, but liberty is truly dead in America. We are just talking degrees of tyranny at this point. We have a rise of bureaucratic absolutismin America based on administrative law (power), which is unconstitutional and therefore unlawful (The linked article HERE is excellent, H/T WRSA). And yet we have ‘preppers’ who are worried about ‘OPSEC’ and hiding their stash. Yes, I get it, in a country of individuals you have to look after your family. But that won’t keep back tyranny. So we will keep rolling towards absolutism until perhaps a collapse comes in from stage left and then we have to try and survive that too.
Because no one will stand up and push back.
Post-Collapse: My issue with preppers is simply trying to make them better able to survive, which often clashes with an entrenched mindset. From the need for PT to small unit tactics, the holistic effect of teams, through to a suitable mindset/outlook. Yes, we all need a stash, but all cover is temporary and if you are purely static in your outlook the enemy will maneuver on you at some point. You cannot predict the tides of war, so by all means build a stash where you can, try and develop community, but remain flexible. Right now, we can only try and have property and prepare our bodies, minds and our stash to the best of our ability. I get that. But as individuals we will die as individuals. That is why I am so critical of the ‘fat-ass preppers’ and the ‘retreat mountain house snipers’ and the ‘Paranoid Radical Individualists (PRI’s) etc.
So what is the problem we face?
We do not feel safe in our own country, in or own communities, in our own homes. As a few examples, we have:
- NSA and related agencies spying on us.
- The advance of radical leftism where everything is turned on its head. Absolutely no common sense or rational behavior or thought out there.
- A corrupt administration perpetrating one crime and scandal after another and not being held accountable.
- A corrupt bureaucracy, for example, the IRS targeting the political opposition of the incumbent regime with financial sanctions.
- Excessive and unlawful administrative law (power) and the proliferation of related governmental organizations.
- An overbearing and brutal ‘law enforcement’ arm.
- The majority population of this country, a country which itself was founded by British revolutionaries, are now the public enemy number 1.
- The criminalization of what we take for granted as ‘being American,’ from guns to freedom.
- A corrupt judicial system.
- ‘No-Knock’ SWAT raids. Overuse/inappropriate use of SWAT.
We also have an inappropriate police state based on thuggery. Yes, I just said that. We have ‘Law Enforcement’ where you have individuals and groups, who are often not very intelligent, invested with a power beyond that of the citizen. Remember that sovereignty resides in the people, in this Constitutional Republic. And yes, there are “good ones,” but so long as we have the bad ones setting the tone, then the good ones are of no consequence. The problem is this: these ‘LEO’s’ are invested with a power over you as a citizen. We have therefore now effectively lost equality under the law. This applies whether you are guilty of a crime or not. You have to obey ‘lawful orders’ from these types whether you have committed a crime or not. If you don’t, then they will/can arrest you, for whatever charge they want, including disorderly conduct or whatever. You therefore have effectively no rights. You can argue, but they ultimately have the power to arrest you or not, and it is really up to their their mood and intent. And if they start on the path to arrest, there is nothing you can do, argue or not, right or wrong. The power of leviathan is behind them.
It makes you powerless and impotent as a citizen. How does that make you feel?
But of course this is all really tied into the same system. It is related to the administrative power (absolutism) otherwise known as the illegal bureaucracy. It is the same control exerted by the Government School system, over both children and parents. You will comply or force, otherwise known as violence, will be applied against you. It is the same system that is backed up by a stacked judicial system.
But I really don’t care about unconstitutional false law at all. I just care about justice, otherwise known as right and wrong.
The ‘Law Enforcement’ machine in the US needs to be immediately rolled back. What we need is a return to more of a common law system where we have Peace Officers. Such officers are not there to exert control, but to investigate and arrest people as appropriate, based on contravention of criminal law. Actual crimes, not administrative transgressions. Not simply refusing to comply with a ‘lawful order’ from a cop. People should only be arrested and jailed if they are caught with reasonable articulable/evidential suspicion of having committed a crime, and are a flight risk. Otherwise, send them a summons to appear in court before an elected magistrate for the case to be heard. You know, like the Anglo-Saxons used to do.
And I really don’t give two figs that it is necessary for my ‘safety and security.’ I don’t give my permission for my rights to be taken away for safety and security. I will make my own decisions. I am a free man. I know that by declaring myself a ‘free man’ I am, because we live in the madness, putting myself against the leviathan in this formerly great country. But that’s really my point: stand up and don’t accept what the thought police want you to accept: FEAR. COMPLIANCE.
Be a free man. Be an American. By your words and actions.
Which brings me to my next point: Rightful Liberty. This is my political philosophy. And this is where I take issue with many of you. Whether you are on the right or the left, it is not your business to tell others how to live their lives, whether you approve or not. If you support rightful liberty, then you have to get around this. Some of the social issues that have become Federal/State level election issues are a perfect example. It is nothing to do with the State.
You are perfectly entitled to your own opinion. You can vote with your feet and live where and how you wish, in whatever community you wish. Unless you can demonstrate that what someone is doing is contravening the “within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others” then you have no business being involved. I am sure there are all sorts of rabbit holes we can go down, and there can be questions raised about protection of innocents at the mercy of others, but of course there needs to be a law of the land, and it would be perfectly acceptable to send a posse into a community to arrest, for example, a serial rapist or child abuser even if the community in which he lived believed those things were acceptable, so long as it was in contravention of the law of the land.
So my point here is that yes, there are rabbit holes to be gone down, but try and remain out of them for now, because the point is the principle of rightful liberty.
“The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”
So, I have an idea forming in my mind. It is to do with the cause of Rightful Liberty. I want to do something about it. I want to stand up, now. I want to start a movement. What is the point in waiting. Are you afraid? Of course you are, you face the leviathan. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the grace to act even while it claws at your innards.
Because no-one is going to do anything. Ever. Except bicker.
If you support rightful liberty, I am on your side., If you have an agenda of control, then I am not. I support liberty, but I am not for anarchy. There needs to be some sort of law for society to operate. We don’t want to live in Hobbes’ ‘State of Nature’ nor do we want to live under his leviathan. We want to live under the Constitutional Republic as created by such great men as Thomas Jefferson. No one has any right to take that away from America. But it has been taken away. The administrative law, the bureaucracy, circumvents it by greater degrees every day. And they expect us to accept it. We need to stand up to every example of where we come across it, and say NO.
Rightful Liberty: The Utility of Violence
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.”
The utility/use of violence: this is something that really needs to be addressed. When I write posts such as yesterday’s ‘Rightful Liberty and ‘Standing Up’’ there is always a question raised about the use of violence. Of course, on my site and forum I am always, as many do, jumping on that. Why? Because I don’t want the Feds kicking down my door and arresting me for advocating ‘terrorist threats’ or whatever. Bait the tiger, don’t give it a reason.
Here is the header on the MVT FORUM, which delineates what is and is not acceptable to talk about:
MVT Forum: A Tactical Forum for the Armed Citizen.
Vision: to provide a forum for the constructive discussion of all matters tactical and related. To do this while remaining free from dogma, or falling into narrow thinking. An open minded and constructive approach.
Intent: to educate civilians in the correct ways to conduct tactics, and hence increase the survivability and effectiveness of such civilians when facing tactical threats.
To avoid: narrow thinking, civil disorder against legitimate government, terrorist threats, and radical political agendas. All crazy far out theories, whether true or not! Legitimacy is imperative. Acceptable: discussions on Liberty and threats to it, societal collapse, and fighting potential enemies foreign or domestic. Resistance to threats of tyranny, foreign invasion or the like.
MVT supports Rightful Liberty: “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” Thomas Jefferson
The use of violence merits a sensible discourse. I’m not talking about making threats, I’m talking about discussing it, because everyone wants to, but won’t, and in many cases are prevented from doing so by policies such as mine.
So, bottom line up front (BLUF), if you like:
1) I am a tactical trainer running a tactical training school, and publishing manuals/novels, all of which deal with the use of violence. That is what tactics is/are.
2) The techniques that I teach are applicable from self-defense situations in current times all the way through the scale to infantry/unconventional warfare operations in a resistance environment, or defense in an SHTF/collapse situation. Many tactics and techniques are not applicable today, but are trained in preparation for potential threats in the future.
3) If you threaten violence/civil disorder then you put yourself on an arrest list. This would be the case either with a legitimate or a tyrannical government. Clearly more so on the tyrannical end of the scale, where there is no/limited free speech and many things can be determined to be a threat. ‘Hate Speech’ anyone?
4) Despite good folks of the Patriotic kind now being labelled as ‘domestic terrorists’ (which is pure mislabeling), I have absolutely no time for actual terrorists. What do I mean by this? I mean that in a situation of resistance warfare with either a tyrannical government or an invading enemy, then I support use of violence against what I consider legitimate targets. Legitimate to me includes military or enforcement personnel, including support personnel and administrators. It particularly includes the bureaucracy and logistics of the enemy. These are all designated combatants. It does not include ‘innocents’ i.e. families of combatants or other innocents. I don’t care if they are killing ours, you need to maintain a moral standard that you will inherit after victory is achieved. I don’t condone the use of terrorist tactics, which is the targeting of public places and bystanders in order to simply generate fear. Think market place bombings. I will not say ‘women and children’ are innocent but I will say children. I will say women, and men, when they are in fact innocent. I will say that ‘wimmin’ are legitimate targets if they are part of the enemy bureaucracy or other combatant arms. There is no place for false chivalry here. Equality of the sexes means just that. Some wimmin are the worst enforcers of Statism – think IRS!
5) The above point (4) is in effect a crude outline rule of engagement for Resistance forces.
But of course none of the above is what we really want to talk about, is it?
The real subject is when violence is legitimate in the face of tyranny, and when it is wise, or effective.
I have never advocated violence, and I still will not (see the first paragraph!). However, I will tell you that I have absolutely no doubt that violence will become necessary, or unavoidable, at some point. You cannot expect to overthrow tyranny, or restore rightful liberty, without the leviathan objecting. Objecting with extreme violence. So I have no doubt that it will come to violence.
I just don’t want:
1) To be involved in terrorist acts.
2) To start it.
So it is really a case of strategy, of timing. It is really a case of waiting for the leviathan to act, and acting counter to the violence.
However, I am not really sure about the whole ‘awakening’ of the sheeple and hearts and minds thing. I think that the rightful liberty movement will never get through to the bulk of the sheeple. I also don’t think there is any way to vote our way out of tyranny. Or tax strike etc. I think that when festivities begin, it will be a case of acting despite the sheeple. They are just the sea in which the resistance swims. I think the vast majority of fat lazy useless sheeple will just need to be dragged kicking and screaming back to reality. This is either going to happen as part of the slide to tyranny, when the resistance starts fighting back against overt tyrannous acts, or as part of the collapse, when it will all go down the toilet. A collapse may or may not happen, depending on events.
I have recently begun to wonder if a collapse is our only way out of this – to try to survive the massive die-off and try to bring rightful liberty back in the aftermath. If you survive. It is a terrible thing to wish for, and thus be careful. And who knows, in the wake of a collapse, who would take control? Tyrannical government, local warlords, foreign invaders? Maybe rightful liberty would not emerge? Be careful what you wish for. But collapse may be coming anyway. Chinese cyber attack anyone?
Some people talk about violence but haven’t really thought it through. Many seemed to want to provoke violence at Bundy Ranch. And then what? Do you think it would be like showing up with your musket at Lexington Green, firing a few volleys, and then going home to the farm? You have no concept. Once you go live, you go live forever, and if sufficient others do not rise up with you you will be fighting till you are killed. In the case of violence against leviathan, if you are going to be a bear, you need to be a grizzly, and you need to expect to die.
I have been asked what I would have done at Bundy Ranch. It would not have been what actually did happen. However, I tell people this: if your force went live and wiped out some BLM contract mercenaries, then what happens next? But it was justified right, the court system will sort it out. Maybe the Sheriff? Yeah. Nope. You better hope you have plenty of ammo and get back in those vehicles and pick your next target, and be prepared to fight till you drop. And of course, that may be what you do, if it comes to it. Just expect to die. That, of course, may be the hand you are dealt. It may be a good day to die.
There are two examples of recent lone wolf shooters. Dorner and Frein. I have no idea whether either of them are ‘one of us’ or not. Apparently Dorner wasn’t and probably not Frein. But the bottom line is, we don’t really know. Because we don’t believe or trust the MSM. That’s what happens when the media becomes a propaganda arm of the state. Apparently Frein murdered a State Trooper. Probably. Was he justified in any way? We don’t know. He may just be a nut job. But maybe he isn’t. We just don’t know. But I find it interesting that no one is talking about him in the blogosphere. Dorner was burned to death in a cabin after making LAPD panic. Frein is still at large, making about 1000 State Troopers look like a fat-ass incompetent joke. The point here, there needs to be an AAR on Frein, because whatever the reason for it, any one of you could find yourselves alone and on the run from the leviathan. Maybe that cop raped your wife, punched her in a unlawful traffic stop, or broke her face on a concrete bench in a cell? The MSM won’t report that, but he would need to die all the same. Blood feud. But you will be a nut job survivalist, with goat porn on your computer, and an arsenal of guns. You can bet on that.
I’ll say this: Frein is either on a beach in Mexico, or he will be killed if he is still out there. But it makes no sense to me that if he was determined to be a ‘Serbian Sniper’ in his crazy gun nut mind, why he has not set further ambushes/sniping in the woods? There has been nothing more after to initial killing. Odd.
However: “An attack on the police is an attack on the authority of the state”. Think about that statement in relation to the Frein case. Wow. The people are sovereign in this Constitutional Republic. At least, they are supposed to be. Does that statement now make me a ‘sovereign citizen’ and now on the SPLC hate list? Fuck them.
It is evident to me that under normal circumstances you should have no reason for recourse to violence. Even despite the wrongs of our current police state, if you are confronted by a polite officer for a clear infringement of the current rules, then you should just play along. Yes officer, I was speeding. Thanks for the ticket. Now fuck off. Many of them are ‘just doing their job.’ I know, that may be wrong, but they may not know better, It’s a similar thing with some of the criticisms I see of the military. Many joined for what they consider the right reason, but don’t know they are wrong. So we play the little game at the traffic stop. Here’s my ID officer. Yes sir, no sir, three bags full. Thanks very much for the ticket, have a nice day. Fuck you. Because under those circumstances it is not the right time or place to do anything, let alone violence.
So ordinarily, we must resist peacefully, and move towards rightful liberty by some means of peaceful protest. However, we must also never allow ourselves to be pushed around or bullied by the leviathan. That is a scary thought. It is supposed to be. The state designs itself to have the monopoly of violence. It is not supposed to be so in the Constitutional Republic, but it has become so in the current regime.
In fact the current regime has absolutely no legitimacy and is an unlawful form of government. Here is a great article that I came across at the Sultan Knish blog, if you want a chuckle: ‘The Man Who Knew Nothing.‘ (It’s about the criminal imbecile).
So it is critical that Patriots posses the means of violence, the training, the organization, in order to create a credible threat of resistance to tyranny. If gang-banger assholes can make neighborhoods no-go, then Patriots can too. Come respectfully and in peace and you will be allowed to perform your duties, under the gaze of We The People. It is ridiculous BS to state that the regime has an army, and tanks, and drones and all that – so resistance is futile. SO WHAT? Tell me how that ridiculous MRAP driving up and down on the road in PA, with the fat State Troopers all clean in their tactical gear walking by the crash barriers, helped to find Eric Frein?
This is the way I see it:
1) We resist peacefully, for the cause of Rightful Liberty.
2) We prepare tactically and logistically for the collapse that the illegitimate regime is driving us towards.
3) If confronted by unlawful violence, we will resist by force of arms. Never let yourself be pushed around.
After all, imagine the effect of multiple teams of trained and supplied Patriots taking to the woods around the country. Imagine how that would paralyze the goons who acted as they did over Dorner and Frein. There should be no more talk of all this dying on your doorstep to protect your family. That is ‘retreat sniper’ stuff. Get trained and organized and take back the power of Rightful Liberty to the People.
This is, after all, the United States of America and these rights are self evident, codified in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Anyone who says otherwise is a traitor.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
Declaration of Independence
So, to conclude:
Walk softly, but carry a big stick.
Because fuck tyranny, that’s why.
(Disclaimer: MVT does not advocate violence towards anyone, unless in defense of life, liberty and property).
Rightful Liberty: Continental Congress
In response to my two previous Rightful Liberty Posts, ‘Rightful Liberty and Standing Up!‘ and ‘Rightful Liberty: The Utility of Violence,’ I have been asked to provide solutions. Fair enough – it’s all very well to highlight a problem, but it is better to do so with solutions.
So, let’s look at history. One doesn’t need to be an original thinker when great men have paved the way before. I suggest a Continental Congress. At least as a starting point. Let’s take it out of cyber space and have some face to face meat-space dialogue. It would certainly cut down on the trolls.
This initial post is a conceptual one. It’s not designed to look at the nitty gritty details. Let’s think about the mission here:
1) What is the desired end state of the Rightful Liberty Movement?
- I would make an initial suggestion of:
- Restoration of Constitutional law.
- Removal of onerous administrative law (i.e. unlawful power).
- Curtailment of unconstitutional government agencies.
- Rolling back of the police state.
Comment: I think the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are fine documents. It is the law of the land. If you swore an oath, it was to the Unites States Constitution and the upholding of it. The problem is that this law has not been adhered to. Administrative law has ‘gone off road’ and circumvented the Constitution in too many areas. In response to criticism that the Constitution failed to prevent what we have now, I posit that this was a human failing, a failure of guardianship. If it is felt that the Constitution needs to be modified, that should happen at a Constitutional Convention after the original is restored. Throw out the Statist crap before amending the original.
2) The original Continental Congress petitioned the King and was rebuffed. What is the purpose of the second Continental Congress?
- Draft a petition for the Leviathan. Attorneys would be required to make sure it is in the correct language. Think John Adams.
- Demand Restoration of Constitutional law and the end state as listed above.
3) It is pretty certain that such a petition would be ignored. What next?
- Plan for the secession from the current unlawful leviathan to independent areas of restored Constitutional Law.
- Be prepared to vote with your feet and move to these designated redoubts.
- Organize for resistance against agents of the leviathan.
- If pushed, call out the militia and defend Rightful Liberty by Force of Arms.
4) Remember that among all this, the Constitution states that if a law is unconstitutional, it is in effect no law. Which means it was, in effect, never in existence. How to gauge this? By the measure of Rightful Liberty – does it contravene the Constitution, the Bill of Rights or at the very least natural rights? Rights that are taken as self evident by free people.
The original Congress had delegates. I have no idea how to elect delegates. I think it would simply be a case of whoever showed up would the the delegate for that State. Perhaps if enough showed up then the persons from each state would elect delegates from within their numbers? But everyone who showed up could take part, as a form of open forum. Very much Like Rousseau’s vision of the village meeting and deciding law under a tree.
Where to have it? Philadelphia? I think not. It needs to happen in the most free and Constitutional State that can be found. Kentucky? West Virginia?
Of course, the devil is in the detail, and it would be very easy for an endeavor such as this to be dragged down multiple rabbit holes, and derailed, by people bickering over details.
Now, apparently some poeple tried to do this already, in 2012. HERE is the link to their article on it. I have no idea who these guys are. However, it is interesting to note in the comments that the whole thing was apparently brought down by cyber trolls and hacking. From that page, concerning the right to petition the leviathan:
The Petition for Redress of Grievances is specifically authorized in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and intended to go beyond the rights to assemble and speak freely. It was envisioned that the Petition Clause would be utilized if the government stopped listening to the people. In the 18th century, a Petition for Redress of Grievances was viewed as a formal legal document or writ based upon a long line of historic precedents including the Magna Carta , the Petition of Right of 1628, the Bill of Rights of 1689 and the Writ of Habeas Corpus. Familiar with this history, our founders, whatever their faults, knew the need for a mechanism to formally petition the government if it started to ignore the will of the people. The founders themselves attempted to avoid further bloodshed after the battles at Lexington and Concord by sending King George III the so-called Olive Branch Petition listing their grievances and proposing reconciliation in July 1775. Obviously, the King ignored the petition and eight years of war ensued.
In 1789, having borne witness to the terrible price paid during the Revolutionary War, the founders made certain that the Bill of Rights contained a specific provision allowing citizens to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Like the other checks and balances in our Constitution, the petition clause is a power specifically reserved to the people rather than the states or federal government. The Supreme Court discussed the petition clause last year in Borough of Duryea , Pennsylvania, Et . Al., Petitioners v. Charles J. Guarnieri, 131 S.Ct. 2488 (2011): (A quote follows).
However, it is clear that if you read that page, they really had no expectation that the petition would have any effect. It would just be ignored. Just like the Olive Branch Petition was ignored by King George. That is why you have to have a plan for that.
Here is an example. Looks familiar?:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of theseUnited States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present Leviathan is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States and We The People. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Leviathan whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyranny, is unfit to be the government of a free people.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the free people of united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Leviathan for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of theseStates, solemnly publish and declare, That We The People are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent; that, because the Leviathan has committed treason against the binding law of the land , the United States Constitution, We The People are Absolved from all Allegiance to theLeviathan, and that all political connection between We The People and theLeviathan , is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, We The People have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
How about them apples?
You may note that I make no reference to current systems of government or representatives. Simply because I find them to be corrupt, unconstitutional, and a waste of time. No one has fixed this yet. It is time that We The People acted for Rightful Liberty.
Rightful Liberty: Focus & Pitfalls
There is an interesting comment by Kerodin on my previous Rightful Liberty post: ‘Rightful Liberty: Continental Congress‘ which highlights the problems we face in the liberty community. It is a problem borne of the inherent strength of that community, but also its weakness. What is that problem? Well: everyone has an opinion!
As I write this there are about 40 comments. How many have remained focused on the fundamental point of the essay series – Rightful Liberty.
When we stray from that fundamental First Principle and begin arguing AoC versus USC versus Magna Carta Versus Skittles and Unicorns, we begin to separate as a group.
Aim small, miss small.
Stay focused on the premise (Rightful Liberty) and we actually have a chance of victory. If we permit ourselves to be distracted this easily among generally like-minded people, we’ll never build real cohesion when serious Enemies of Liberty focus their efforts on us.
That is the mission. It is morally, ethically and intellectually sound.
Keep it simple.
Well said. People are already disappearing down rabbit holes of USC vs. AoC vs Anarchy vs. etc. etc. Focus! Cohesion. The radical left are very good at that. Being ‘on message.’
And that is not even to mention that many are suffering failures of reading comprehension and mistaking my call for a Continental Congress with that of a Constitutional Convention. I think some of that is tram-line thinking in peoples minds, where they just keep on trotting out the old adages without pausing to think outside the box.
Focus on Rightful Liberty. That is the message and the goal. Given the chance of getting anywhere near that goal, then perhaps we can worry about the fine print of the actual law.
Here is another one from BattlefieldUSA on the same post over at WRSA. This one is in reference to the call of the Paranoid Radical Individualist (PRI) who wishes for no government at all, and calls the Constitution collectivism-light:
Face reality. You will have government whether you like it or not. Whether it is one nation of 50 tribes, or… a hodgepodge of a zillion tribes. You WILL have government in one form or another. And even then, no matter what type of government falls over your head, there are going to those who bitch about whatever government they find themselves under.
No, I don’t think our current constitution is PERFECT. But mankind is not PERFECT. You are not PERFECT. The debate of the constitution as it was being formed was hot and contentious. And we ended up with what we have after much debate. Personally, in our current state of education of feelings and Sophism, I don’t think there is anyone on this planet with the reason, logic, and virtue, to come up with something better… that will speak for ITSELF and be SELF-ENFORCING.
It is frikkin LAZINESS and lack of COURAGE that keeps ALL OF US from undergoing the fatigue of supporting the one we do have. And as things are, it with be laziness and lack of courage that will keep us from undergoing the fatigue of supporting the one YOU WANT… what ever IT is.
And… as it IS… even Patrick Henry KNEW that there would be a time, if they DID NOT act… there would be no chance of turning the tide. You, we, us… can NOT even keep the one we have.
Of course, you may say the one we have is not worthy of keeping. Of which I will tell, give us something that YOU believe is worth keeping… make it happen… then keep it.
And seriously, without unity, without some form of collectivism, it will never happen. (Cue the Sophism).
So, my point is that we must focus on the prize, which is Rightful Liberty. It is both the prize and the guiding principle.
But I think the place where many of both the left and the right fall down is the principle of Rightful Liberty itself. Rightful Liberty means what it says. Here is the definition:
“Liberty then I would say that, in the whole plenitude of it’s extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will: but rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’; because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.” Thomas Jefferson.
And as such Rightful Liberty is not carte blanche for you to impose your will on other people. Whatever flavor your collectivist will is: Leftist statism, or perhaps theocratic religious despotism. This is where many fall down, because they don’t realize that Rightful Liberty prevents the imposition of your will on others if they don’t want it. Our greatest threat is from the radical left, but I am almost as equally frustrated by the right wing politico/religious zealotry out there. Not the mention the tin-foil hattery. I mean, as an example, a reader commented (I declined to publish), that he was A MAN OF GOD and thus he could not agree with my post on rationalism. What? Was he therefore saying that his position as a man of god was fundamentally irrational? Please be religious by all means, but be rational also.
The USC and the BoR are not perfect documents. But they were the best that could be come up with at the time, and they are the foundation of the law of the land. That the law has been perverted by Leviathan is not the fault of those documents, but a human failing, a failing of guardianship. Because after all, what is the true purpose of the law, and what was the purpose of the USC and the BoR? It was simply to codify and protect Rightful Liberty while at the same time providing a guide as to the “limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.” And as such, that is what the law is for – it is to provide common law by which individuals can be protected from crimes committed by both other individuals and the government, such as may affect their life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
As Jefferson said:
“The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.” Thomas Jefferson.
Government should not be involved in most of the ‘big’ social issues that are such electoral tinder boxes nowadays. Whether you like it or not, if it does no harm to others, then it is the Rightful Liberty of those involved to do it. Get over it. Live your own life. If you think about the history of the USA, many of the emigrants came here for religious reasons. Many others did not – mainly economic ones. However, this continent can be likened to a large sieve – if you landed on the east coast, and didn’t see it as a place for your community, then you kept going west. Perhaps people on the east coast don’t go for polygamy – keep going west! Mormons in Utah etc. That is probably why California is crazy, because all the crazy people kept not fitting in and kept going west!
Because here is the thing – the cause of Rightful Liberty and the USC and BoR and all that were drawn up in a certain time by men of a certain culture., They were Anglo-Saxon and culturally Christian, although many of them were somewhat secular in their views – they certainly understood the separation of church and State. The point is that they had the Anglo-Saxon cultural values of morals and ethics. However, there was even debate among them about how much power government should have, and how trusted people could be to actually bear the responsibility of Rightful Liberty. If people are generally low curs and will cut your throat at any opportunity, then they will not form a civil society. This is the philosophical debate that raged across the philosophers from Hobbes to Locke and onward. The nature of man, and how to govern. However, low curs is what many have become, largely engineered by the radical left. They have cleverly engineered a situation where the majority of the population cannot function in a situation of self-determination and Rightful Liberty. They need the nanny state. However, I don’t give a fig, because you and I are able to function and self-determine, and I am a free man. Why should we all be brought to the level of the low-information voter?
But this is the problem – we have the ideal of Rightful Liberty, but we have the problem of implementation among a population of varied and often dubious ethics and moral standing. The founders understood that the Constitution was designed for a moral society, not one of savages. Certain standards of behavior were expected, and transgressions were not socially acceptable. Is that why the radical left hates it so? But that is what the law is for. The law is there to act on the second part of Rightful Liberty, the “within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others” part. We have law in civil society. I am not talking about onerous administrative law (unconstitutional power) but common law. This is where we decide what is right and wrong and where we have penalties for transgressions. This goes all the way back to pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon and Nordic culture. (Northern European). It persisted in English common law.
The law is what protects us from those ‘rabbit hole’ situations. Like what if person A was doing such and such to person B etc. Well, we should have an elected Sheriff, charged with keeping the peace. That sheriff needs a limited amount of deputies assisted by the posse as necessary. There needs to be elected magistrates who are assisted by a jury of the accused’s peers when necessary. All accountable to the people and not held over the people. Equality in the eyes of the law. You see how this is all suited to small, not large communities? Thus, if person A was accused of an unlawful act, the the posse will collect him and bring him in front of the court. Simple.
But here is my warning, and the danger of Rightful Liberty as defined. It is the “within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others” part which is a strength but also, in the face of the madness of current times and the radical left, a danger. In law, the concept of the ‘reasonable man’ is often used. That relies on there being a standard of what a reasonable man is. If the radical left tears down society, then how can we use that as standard of measure. You are supposed to apply common sense in the spirit of the law as a reasonable man would see it. It is supposed to be about justice over the letter of the law, because the law is an ass. However, if I can demonstrate that what you do infringes on the “within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others” part, then I have an entry for radical left madness. If I can argue that having guns in the house is child abuse, then I can say you are committing harm and send ‘the posse’ to get your kids. If I can say that your wood stove is polluting the air I breathe, then you are harming me and I will ban your wood stove. Etc.
So how do we prevent that? I can only say that if someone wants to bring in a law, or accuse you in front of a jury, then that law would have been voted in, or that jury would need to vote on it. Well, make sure you live in a society/community where you can be sure that the standard of ‘reasonable man’ applies. Because those people would not agree to take your children, or your wood stove. This is how you avoid the madness of the radical left, or a radical right theocracy or whatever – simply by living in a community where the ‘reasonable man’ standard applies. If you are an asshole, go live in NYC or LA. There are plenty of places in this country where there are still Constitutional Sheriffs who will not infringe your Rightful Liberty. We need more of that. We need to get back to it, as the standard.
However, if the whole nation cannot be persuaded, and if leviathan cannot be persuaded to let go its grip on our throats, then we will have to act and secede into redoubts of our own, and live our lives as Constitutional Americans, as the law of this land allows us to. Live in our communities separate from the collectivist hell holes.
Rightful Liberty: Tax
“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin.
I coincidentally write this new article in the Rightful Liberty series after opening a final notice in the mail for county taxes – vehicle property tax and all sorts of miscellaneous robbery. Explicitly written in the letter was a threat of violence via seizure of my personal property. So just like your land, it is not really yours, because if you don’t keep up with property tax, the state will sanction violence against you. Wow. Let freedom ring!
Anyway, the above is just anecdotal. I’ll write them a check. because I don’t have any choice – I am held to ransom. This post isn’t about that as such, it simply serves to highlight the issue.
So what about tax?
I see many commenters stating that all tax is theft. I certainly feel that way. More so because we live in a society that is firstly not at all free, and secondly is socialist and believes that those that earn owe a significant amount of their earnings to those who don’t.
Is tax theft?
Is the amount of tax, the burden of it, what makes it theft or not?
Is the destination (redistribution) of your hard earned cash, once taxed, what makes it theft?
How should tax be structured?
A lot of interesting questions.
If you believe in no government, then you rightly agree that tax is theft. You are on your own. If you believe in small government, then you must agree that some tax is necessary as a contribution to fund the operations of that government. If you are a socialist, you believe in redistribution of wealth. After all, the American Revolution was about ‘taxation without representation.” Although no one likes to pay taxes, the issue at hand was not taxes themselves, but the lack of representation in the government to which the taxes were paid.
There needs to be government of some kind. I think most Rightful Liberty believers would agree to that. Government needs funding in order to perform even limited functions. If you keep government small, and prevent it expanding, then you should be able to keep the tax burden down.
I personally believe that tax should be at a low rate and only to fund those public services that are not provided through the private sector, and that need some amount of government regulation. Infrastructure is a good example. This allows trade and creates wealth, so it is a good investment in the form of taxes. You can have these things provided by the private sector, but you would still have to pay for them. Tolls are the example for roads. You will still part with cash, and it may not be profitable for a private company to put a road where you need it.
Tax is not to feed the leviathan of massive government bureaucracy, or to engage in wealth redistribution or expensive social programs. I don’t agree with redistribution wealth. There may be some sort of safety net in society but it should not be comfortable. It should encourage you to get back on your feet if you fall into it. The plight of the poor is traditionally something that is taken care of by charity and philanthropy, rather than taxation.
Should taxation be voluntary? Well, if we live in a country and there is a tax level to pay for infrastructure and services, why should you live there and get it for free? If you don’t want to pay tax, move to somewhere where they don’t levy it, and enjoy the lack of any sort of infrastructure. Because bottom line, Rightful Liberty says you can do what you want. But it is also accompanied by law. Law which keeps some from harming others. If the people in a jurisdiction vote in a tax level, then you can either pay it and live there, or move somewhere else. You don’t get a free ride.
Should tax be a percentage or a flat rate? A percentage smacks of income redistribution – if I pay more tax then you, because I earn more, does that give me more rights? More use of the roads? No. So why should I pay more? Should tax be a simple flat charge, like the charge for trash service for example? What if I can’t afford it? Then you are not paying tax, but how about we move beyond money? If you can’t afford to pay tax, perhaps you can contribute in the form of community service? If taxes are used partly to upkeep the roads, maybe you can spend your Saturdays on a road gang, filling in potholes and thus reducing the cost to the actual taxpayers?
Of course, if the fiat currency fails, then you can’t tax people in money, only in barter items of value. The game changes if there is no dollar to garnish out of your wages.
I see a lot about various forms of financial strike – such as a tax strike – to force a return to Rightful Liberty. I just don’t see it. The leviathan just prints money. I don’t have the facts at hand, but I vaguely recall some statistic that the money for infrastructure comes out of your State taxes and your Federal taxes solely go to pay towards interest on the national debt, or something like that. Correct me in comments if necessary.
So, it is clear that although I am not fully resolved on all the issues, I think that there is a case for some tax, limited, to pay for the actions of a small government. Not a massive incompetent socialist bureaucracy. I also believe that not everything should be taxed, and not paying tax should not impact your rights to private property. It would be nice if we could make tax voluntary, but of course no one would pay it, unless there was an incentive to do so. That incentive would not be the threat of violence against your person or property. No debtors prisons! I think it is a very interesting topic – the amount of tax that is legitimate to pay for the necessary functions of government, and how to opt in and out of that, and what the benefits or drawbacks would be. Perhaps if you don’t pay tax, you have another obligation, such as some form of community service? So, you either cough up the cash, or pay with your time and labor. It’s just a philosophical thought. What if you choose to do neither?
So, rather than all the various forms of taxes that we now have, we would just have a flat rate government tax. If government cannot be run on that budget, it doesn’t get run. There is no room for massive social programs. If no one pays taxes, they don’t get their roads and bridges and all the other infrastructure that people expect.
There is certainly no easy solution. One thing is certain though – our current situation is intolerable.
Rightful Liberty: Your Action Plan
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” Thomas Jefferson
How do we get back to Rightful Liberty? Some readers have accused me of intellectual vacillation and lack of action in this series on Rightful Liberty. What action do you want from me? It’s all in the blog articles. The first one is, after all, titled ‘Rightful Liberty: Stand up!‘ I can’t do it for you. And there you are – there is the real point: this is not a game for individuals.
Those who I term ‘Paranoid Radical Individualists’ (PRIs) need to stop reading now. If you think that any sort of association with other freemen is collectivism, crawl back into your log cabin and STFU. Anyone who has ever done anything useful, whether working on a job site or tactical training, knows that there needs to be teamwork, association, and of course organization. Rightful Liberty cannot be attained by numerous overweight middle aged men sitting at their (your?) computer screens, bickering. Sadly, it is those middle aged men who make up the main demographic of those who have the potential to achieve Rightful Liberty. That situation needs to be remedied.
And that is what the leviathan counts on. Feeding you crap, and making sure you don’t do any exercise (‘lifestyle’) to make you weak, fat and soft. So you whine away on the internet, on FaceBook, and you achieve nothing. And you can’t organize because firstly you don’t trust anyone else (the dreaded ‘OPSEC’) and secondly you don’t have team, you don’t have community. So all we have is a bunch of isolated ‘preppers’ many of whom are actual nut jobs, with no potential to do anything. Except try and hide under a rock when the collapse happens. Well, the collapse may not happen for 10 or 20 years, but meanwhile leviathan has taken away your freedom and continues to make you slaves.
This post isn’t going to be pretty. If the cap fits, wear it. Hurt feelings reports will be ignored. Frankly, I’m sick of the whining and bickering. How about getting on message and keeping it simple? Rightful Liberty. That’s all it needs to be at this stage. Perhaps combine it with the Rationalist/Realist message? After all, you are supposed to be Americans! Stop. Get a Grip. Do PT. Train. Become a force to be reckoned with.
Now, I’m not going to tell you anything in this post that is not explicitly legal in terms of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights – the getting back to which is of course the whole point of all of this. That is the law of this Constitutional Republic, despite the unlawful activity of leviathan in the years since the Republic was founded. Americans let it happen, Americans right now don’t deserve Rightful Liberty, but Americans need to make it right. That means you. Nut up and get it done. I frankly don’t care about onerous unlawful administrative law (absolute power). If a law is unconstitutional then it is in effect NO LAW. Never was. But leviathan doesn’t want you to realize that. Just do what you are told, be a tax serf.
So, here is an action plan for the return of Rightful Liberty:
1) First off, wake up and realize that you are nothing more than a tax serf. America is not free and has not been so for a long time. Everything that happens now is the ongoing death of the last vestiges of liberty.
2) Continue to prep for a collapse. We don’t know when the collapse may happen. Which comes first: total tyranny or collapse? We don’t know. So prep for collapse while working to push back the tyranny. Keep under the radar and keep doing the things that are expected of you, such as paying taxes and all that.
3) Get yourself and your family tactically trained and prepared. That includes tactical training and no BS Physical Training. Cut the carbs and high fructose corn syrup out of your diet, you don’t need them. Get a grip. Get fit. Begin to withdraw from mainstream society. That doesn’t mean give up on life, but it means move out from under leviathan. Homeschool your children.
It is at this point that you will tell me that you are a prepper/survivalist and you do all that anyway. Really? Well, maybe to a point, but I am willing to bet that you are isolated and a slave to ‘OPSEC?’ Am I right? Anyway, read on:
4) Stand Up: Yes, I agree that discretion is a good policy when it comes to being surrounded by the potential horde. Yes, you don’t want them to know you have a stash of mountain house. But it isn’t doing jack to return us to a state of Rightful Liberty. That’s what ‘Standing Up‘ is about. So yes, you need to stand up in your daily lives and question political correctness. Don’t, whatever you do, come across as a nut job. Talk about being a Rationalist. Now, I know that if you ‘make a fuss,’ the sheeple don’t like it. If you ever make any sort of ‘scene’ or delay people to make a point, they don’t like it. So don’t be that guy on the street corner with the cardboard nut job sign. You don’t have to be a protester, you just have to stand up in your daily life and in interactions that you have. Even if you just make the point, and move on. Little things like that lady in some sort of office that said to me that “I had to do that.” So I told her that this was America, and I don’t have to do anything, but that I chose to do it that day. That took her back, particularly with my accent. Because in modern America it is all about compliance and obedience.
5) You must build physical community. That can be a community in close proximity, where you all vote with your feet and go live somewhere close together. Or it can be community across a scattering of isolated farms. This is going to be important later – ideally you will be able to give each other some sort of physical mutual support. Note how this is also ideal in a collapse/SHTF situation. Within those groups you must train seriously in survival skills. Real tactical training and working as a team. Communications etc. This is about both survival for SHTF, and also survival against encroaching tyranny pre-SHTF: it is for once the political purges begin against freemen; hoarders, right wing nut jobs, gun owners, refusal to get the RFID chip etc.
6) We must build an online national movement for Rightful Liberty. I am happy to host that here and on the MVT FORUM. Either that or wherever it is best suited. WRSA. Whatever. It must avoid bickering and stay on message with Rightful Liberty and Rationalism. No conspiracy theories or stuff that the sheeple have been well trained to identify with doomsday prepper nut jobs.
7) Peaceful protest. Once the movement starts to gain momentum and popular recognition, the peaceful protests must begin. That will also begin the phase of withdrawal from leviathan in a way that will get a response. No more paying taxes. No more compliance with unconstitutional law. Right now we are paying property tax. At that point we will not be. This is the tipping point, The point of no return. We must build momentum. Once you withdraw, you can never be anonymous again. Leviathan will want you. Nut up and get on with it.
8) Once non-compliance starts, the violence will begin from leviathan. The promise is written right there in the tax demand. It is important that none of you begins any violence. However, all the previous points about location and support network come into play. As a freeman you will only respond to violence directed at you as a reasonable freeman would. You will act in proportion to the threat, and act to defeat the threat to your life, liberty or property, and that of your family and tribe.
9) Once the arrests begin, it is important that you are not isolated as individuals. Communications plans must be in place to alert fellow freemen. That includes when the no-knock raid cuts off your electricity and jams the mobile network. Communities must be able to respond to unlawful thug raids in order to rescue the afflicted household. Be aware that you are easily taken while in your vehicle or at your place of work, and in such cases community response teams will need to deploy to wherever the freeman is being held hostage, in order to effect a negotiation/rescue. During the defense from violence phase, it is important that when there is no other choice, justifiable violence is used against the agents of leviathan, in order to stop the threat. A small amount of this response will render these thug teams ineffective. This will give them pause. It is vital that those thugs enforcing unconstitutional policies realize that they do not own the monopoly of violence, and that ‘officer safety’ is compromised when acting as such. Get right with the community and the Constitution, or go home.
10) It would be useful to have regional/national level response teams available for incidents. I will not get into Bundy Ranch here, but in situations which are not quickly resolved it would be useful to have a well trained tactical response team in each region, as well as a command, control and logistics element, in order to be able to respond and relieve sieges/conduct rescues. This would not be a ‘militia’ event and would require unity of command. Such units would be trained and competent. I have a selection and training course in mind. I know that the III% Society of America has a bus that will deploy to provide a command and control hub, as well as logistics support, to future incidents like Bundy Ranch. Such a concept is excellent. I name these ‘Battle Buses” and believe that they should be staged regionally and act as the support element to regional tactical teams.
11) Let the dice roll. Restore Rightful Liberty.
I personally believe that once serious resistance is met, and the curtain is torn down, it will reveal a paper tiger. Leviathan has only grown so powerful through compliance. Start pushing back, harder as the movement grows. We will restore lawful government to this land.
Don’t think I am serious about this? Intellectual masturbation? Just a philosophical discourse? Well, I’ll tell you this, I’m not doing it on my own. On my own, I only look after my family. That is all. However, if we can grow a movement for Rightful Liberty, not some bickering sophistry of internet bullshit, then there is a hope that we can move this forwards. If the movement grows enough, it may even avoid leviathan violence, and thus avoid the need at all to act with violence in self defense. Wouldn’t that be nice. Check out the ‘Rightful Liberty: The Utility of Violence’ post.
One can only hope for reason…
American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE