Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas by Thomas Jefferson

"But the greatest of all reformers… was JESUS OF NAZARETH. …his LUSTRE … and DIAMOND … have the outlines of a system of the MOST SUBLIME MORALITY which has ever fallen from the lips of man. The establishment of the innocent and genuine character of this BENEVOLENT MORALITY, and rescuing it from the imputation of imposture… is a most desirable object."

On December 25, 1776, George Washington and other Continental Army heroes crossed the icy Delaware River, defeated enemy troops, and turned the tide of war. These noble souls enabled posterity to enjoy a Merry Christmas every year.

Six days before the Crossing, on December 19, Thomas Paine's The American Crisis was published. On December 23, General Washington had it read to his troops, who suffered great privations including blankets. Thomas Paine's words fueled uncommon souls:

“These are the times that try men's souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

Eternal reverence, my Heroes! Honored and adored!
The Voices, The Minds, and The Swords.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

TERRY LAKIN – In the Company of Heroes

This article by Jerry McConnell of Canada Free Press says:

“One day after being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, on Jan. 21, 2009, Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13489… The actual wording of Obama’s first Executive Order merely rescinded an earlier executive order issued by President Bush severely limiting public access to presidential records after they left office.

By doing this he was gaining points by making a Bush’s EO public and not kept secret while at the same time protecting his own personal records and keeping his critical personal information uber top secret and not subject to later disclosure by a succeeding presidential EO.”
On March 30, 2010, Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin wrote to President Obama:

“For more than seventeen years, I have had the privilege of serving my country as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including overseas assignments in imminent danger/combat areas in Bosnia and Afghanistan….

Since the fall of 2008, I have been troubled by reports that your original birth certificate remains concealed from public view along with many other records which, if released, would quickly end questions surrounding your place of birth and "natural born" status. Many people mistake the online Certification of Live Birth for an original birth certificate. Until the summer of 2009, the Hawaiian Department of Homelands would not accept this Certification of Live Birth to determine native Hawaiian identity--the Department insisted upon also reviewing an original birth certificate. Many do not understand that the online document was from 2007, generated by computer, laser-printed, and merely a certification that there is an original birth certificate on file which may or may not be sufficiently probative. An original birth certificate is the underlying document that presumably includes a hospital and attending physician's or midwife's name that should lay to rest the "natural born" dispute….

Unless it is established (by this sufficient proof that should be easily within your power to provide) that you are constitutionally eligible to serve as President and my Commander-in-Chief, I, and all other military officers may be following illegal orders. Therefore, sir, until an original birth certificate is brought forward that validates your eligibility and puts to rest the other reasonable questions surrounding your unproven eligibility; I cannot in good conscience obey ANY military orders.”
Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin is a military doctor, the NOBLEST of professions combined. He declares, "The Constitution matters, so does the truth. Americans deserve answers, not a continuing coverup."

LTC Lakin has been sentenced to six months in jail. He is jail-bound because the coercive-power monopolist, supposed to secure individual rights, has turned oppressor.

LTC Lakin is in the company of heroes. Thomas Paine salutes him:

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
Patrick Henry and Samuel Adams embrace LTC Lakin:

"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.... Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, may your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were ever our countrymen. Forbid it, Almighty God! But as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
LTC Lakin does great honor to Continental Army Officers Thomas Clark and Aaron Clark, and to their father, Abraham Clark:

Dragooned to renounce his signature on the Declaration of Independence for the release of his two sons, captured and tortured by the British, Abraham Clark refused, honoring his country and solemn pledge: “We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
LTC Lakin has earned the love of the Glorious 56:

Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward Jr. and Arthur Middleton
Lost their vast landholdings and estates while in prison.
As Signers of the Declaration of Independence
They were singled out for indignities and brutal treatment.

Richard Stockton was brutally beaten upon capture.
He was starved and subjected to freezing cold weather.
After nearly six weeks of brutal treatment,
He was released, his health ruined.
His belongings, crops, and livestock taken or destroyed,
His library, one of the finest in the colonies, was burned.
LTC Lakin is a Declaration of Independence man. Having FREEDOM and self-respect as top values, he does the right thing no matter the cost. No matter how difficult, he cannot do otherwise - he cannot sacrifice his sacred honor.

LTC Lakin embodies Jeffersonian principles:

"I prefer dangerous liberty to peaceful servitude.... Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.... The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.... When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality.”

“Honor, justice, and humanity,
Forbid us to tamely surrender that freedom
Which we received from our gallant ancestors,
And which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.
We cannot endure the infamy and guilt
Of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness
Which inevitably awaits them
If we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.”
LTC Lakin fights with and for George Washington and his army. LTC Lakin goes through utter hell so that their uncommon heroism shall not be in vain.

George Washington’s uncommon ragtag army
Against an empire, unbeatably mighty
Great privations stretching to years
Sacrifice-free! Proud and fierce!
Angels do walk on Earth, but it takes the noblest of virtues to recognize them. Thank you, military doctor Terry Lakin. God bless, uncommon angel.


Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin discusses the denial of access to key witnesses.

THE ONLY VIDEO COVERAGE FROM THE TRIAL: LTC Lakin Found Guilty of Obeying his Constitutional Oath

Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin Court-Martial Trial Update

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tyrant-Wannabe Charles Krauthammer

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the WikiLeaks exposés are embarrassing and awkward but would not significantly complicate US foreign policy. Yet, tyrant-wannabes, like Charles Krauthammer, lust to gestapo Julian Assange.

Governments hold a MONOPOLY on coercive power. The ONLY nonviolent checks against this power are the freedoms of speech and the press.

"No government ought to be without censors & where the press is free, no one ever will…. Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost."

"If virtuous, [the government] need not fear the fair operation of attack and defense. Nature has given to man no other means of sifting the truth, either in religion, law, or politics."

"I am... against all violations of the Constitution to silence by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents. …error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."

"A right of free correspondence between citizen and citizen on their joint interests, whether public or private and under whatsoever laws these interests arise, is a natural right… it is... one of the objects for the protection of which society is formed and municipal laws established."

"[Let us] go on in doing with [the] pen what in other times was done with the sword, [and] show that reformation is more practicable by operating on the mind than on the body of man."

-- Thomas Jefferson
Tyrant-wannabe Krauthammer salivates at the unarmed and defenseless going through CREATIVE mental torture devised by the coercive-power monopolist.

When the police and armed forces become protectors of Goliaths bashing unarmed citizens, the latter will have no choice but to put into effect the purpose of the 2nd Amendment.

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

“A people unwilling to use extreme violent force to preserve or obtain their liberty, deserves the tyrants that rule them.”

-- Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Candle in the Whirlwind

“It’s not criminals who provoke great hatred, it’s honest men.” The words of a polymath and polyglot executed by tyrants at age 35: Dr. Jose Rizal.

Honesty is fidelity to the truth. The truth is what conforms to reality. Integrity is fidelity to logic. It is the refusal to hold contradictions; it is the consistent cohesion of words and deeds; it is honoring one’s mental creations by giving them physical existence.
When millions are redefining religious freedom to mean faith in bed with force,

When atheism warriors are perverting Objectivism, shunning deists fighting for freedom yet supporting popular theocracy and anarchism warriors,

When many are avoiding Thomas Jefferson’s tempestuous sea of liberty,

When freedom fighters fail to grasp a concrete defiance against tyranny,

When loved ones and friends are distant or silent,

     The lonely Jeffersonian must face a Rizalist fate almost alone.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Fed’s Circumvention of the First Amendment

“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” –- Thomas Jefferson

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- First Amendment
Congress may not abridge freedoms, but may the board members of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York? They can. They are circumventing the First Amendment.

Would NBC, CNBC, and MSNBC report on abuses of COERCIVE POWER or conflicts of interest at The Fed though their boss, Jeffrey R. Immelt, is a board member?

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, another current board member, issued an outside-work policy in its 2010 Code of Conduct Training prohibiting JPMC employees from posting a statement such as this on the internet: “I think the financial services industry is over-regulated and should be governed by market forces only.”

Would NBC, CNBC, and MSNBC assign reporters to find out which other Fed board members who head private corporations have issued the same directive? Have the Fed board members dragooned other CEOs into issuing this directive?

Jamie Dimon’s DECREE impacts the freedoms of speech and of the press, and of the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. If an action of one who wields COERCIVE POWER infringes these freedoms, it is a First Amendment violation. 

A moral man does not rule, nor can he be ruled by men.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

JP Morgan Chase Circumvents the First Amendment

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase (JPMC), a current board member of a GOVERNMENT BANK, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, issued an outside-work policy in its 2010 Code of Conduct Training prohibiting JPMC employees from posting a statement such as this on the internet: “I think the financial services industry is over-regulated and should be governed by market forces only.”

I refused to affirm this infringement of outside-work speech and press. Consequently, my employment with JPMC was terminated on August 7, 2010.

Other news items and information:

G.E. and JPMorgan Got Lots of Fed Help in ’08

The Wall Street Pentagon Papers: Biggest Scam In World History Exposed - Are The Federal Reserve’s Crimes Too Big To Comprehend?

JP Morgan Silver Manipulation Explained