Sunday, May 30, 2010

When I Fight for Liberty

It’s uncommon to value Rights
     Heroes don’t sacrifice, they fight
Upholding freedom is not sacrifice
     It’s selfishness: Liberty’s the prize.

No, it is not sacrifice
     Fighting for the top prize
No! Not duty, but integrity
     When I fight for Liberty.

Perfect freedom or absolute slavery
     Oh Liberty, proclaims Patrick Henry
I cherish Life. Myself. Me.
     I desire to be free.

Risking one’s life, spurning chains
     Not sacrifice, with glorious aim
Free to choose virtue: Reason
     Sacred Honor in mighty action.

Your sons’ release, Abraham Clark
     Renounce your signature! Rescind! Depart!
For Aaron, Thomas: make amends
     Repudiate the Declaration of Independence!

Perfect freedom or absolute slavery
     Oh Liberty, or cherished family
Giving up Freedom is sacrifice
     Choose Liberty, say the Clarks!

George Washington’s uncommon ragtag army
     Against an empire, unbeatably mighty
Great privations stretching to years
     Sacrifice-free! Proud and fierce!

Perfect freedom or absolute slavery
     Independence, says the brave revolutionary
Selfish greed for my integrity
     When I fight for Liberty!

A Thug for New York Governor

A thug is running for New York governor. Andrew Cuomo gets a reward for coercing banks to give risky loans: video-1 & video-2

From this article:

“New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is the "father of the subprime crisis" and his aggressive attacks on Wall Street could make him dangerous to the banking sector if he becomes the next governor of New York, well-known banking analyst Dick Bove told CNBC.”

From Royal Serf:

In one year, between July 2007 and July 2008, Merrill Lynch would lose $19.2 billion or $52 million daily. The company's stock price would also decline significantly during this time.

While struggling to survive yet desirous of maintaining its integrity, Merrill Lynch would offer to buy back $12 billion in auction-rate securities. A week later, in August 2008, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo would threaten to sue Merrill Lynch, accusing the company of misrepresenting the risk of mortgage-backed securities, grossly evading that government-licensed rating agencies gave AAA ratings to these securities.

On September 5, 2008 Goldman Sachs would downgrade Merrill Lynch's stock to "conviction sell" and would warn of further losses from the company. Bloomberg would report in September 2008 that Merrill Lynch had lost $51.8 billion in mortgage-backed securities as part of the subprime mortgage crisis.

Sons and daughters of Liberty: let us defeat power-luster Cuomo and his ilk to end the government of thugs, by thugs, for thugs.

Immigration, Coerced Welfare, Multiculturalism, and Terrorism

The immigration argument should be tied to the coerced welfare and multiculturalism evils as well as the terrorism problem.

Immigrants did not cause America's problems - Americans voted for economic strangulations (e.g. Antitrust), extortion/slavery (e.g. 16th Amendment), the New Deal, and other tyrannical laws. Americans sanction politicians who gestapo job creators and protect government Goliaths (e.g. Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac).

Thomas Jefferson on immigration:

"I hold the right of expatriation to be inherent in every man by the laws of nature, and incapable of being rightfully taken from him even by the united will of every other person in the nation. If the laws have provided no particular mode by which the right of expatriation may be exercised, the individual may do it by any effectual and unequivocal act or declaration." --Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 1806. FE 8:458

"Expatriation [is] a natural right, and acted on as such by all nations in all ages." --Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821. ME 1:12

"Our ancestors... possessed a right, which nature has given to all men, of departing from the country in which chance, not choice, has placed them, of going in quest of new habitations, and of there establishing new societies, under such laws and regulations as, to them, shall seem most likely to promote public happiness." --Thomas Jefferson: Rights of British America, 1774. ME 1:185, Papers 1:121
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Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Declaration of Independence Mandates the Separation of State and (church, economics, science, education, art)

The separation of state and (church, economics, science, education, art) is in the Declaration of Independence:

"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, — …"

The ONLY proper function of government is to "secure these rights." Government is force, and force against non-force is evil.

"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

“A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson

“To take from one, because it is thought that his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, ‘the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry, and the fruits acquired by it.’” -- Thomas Jefferson

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it comes to dominate our lives and interests." -- Patrick Henry

"Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship." -- Patrick Henry

Thomas Jefferson said that every word in the Constitution is SUBSIDIARY ONLY TO THE EXECUTION of the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence: 1) equal inherent inalienable rights, 2) The ONLY proper function of law and of government is "to secure these rights."

7. Resolved, That the construction applied by the General Government (as is evidenced by sundry of their proceedings) to those parts of the Constitution of the United States which delegate to Congress a power “to lay and collect taxes, duties, imports, and excises, to pay the debts, and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States,” and “to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution, the powers vested by the Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof,” goes to the DESTRUCTION OF ALL LIMITS prescribed to their powers by the Constitution: that words meant by the instrument (Constitution) to be SUBSIDIARY ONLY TO THE EXECUTION OF LIMITED POWERS, ought not to be so construed as themselves to give unlimited powers, nor A PART TO BE SO TAKEN AS TO DESTROY THE WHOLE residue of that instrument... -- Thomas Jefferson, The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798

Thomas Jefferson said: “Reason and persuasion are the only practicable instruments.” To remove the use of force from citizen interactions so that individuals may deal with each other only by reason and persuasion, citizens delegate their right to self-defense to their government. Citizens cannot delegate a right they do not possess – hence, the government has no right to regulate inherent inalienable Rights, including the rights of individuals who hold that selfishness is a virtue. -- Royal Serf