Tuesday, March 24, 2015



Patrick Henry updated April 23, 2007

No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy persons who have submitted comments to this venue. However, different men often see the same subject in different lights, and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those people if I express opinions opposite to theirs. I will speak forth my sentiments freely and without reservation. This is no time for legal theories and speculations. The question before us is one of an awful future for this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery, and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at the truth, and fulfill the great responsibility, which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense? I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward my beliefs, Nature's Creator and myself.
Friends of freedom, listen to me, it is natural for people to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we like those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things, which concern their liberty? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the American government for the last 25 years to justify those hopes in legal theory and practice with which people have expressed in a multitude of articles. Is it in that insidious smile with which our petitions for redress have been lately received and ignored? Trust it not, friends of freedom; it will prove a snare to your feet. Do not let yourselves be betrayed with civility. Actions speak louder than words. Ask yourselves how the gracious receptions of our petitions comports with those warlike preparations, which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets of Homeland Security minions, internal passports, internment camps and militarized civil police armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, friends. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which tyrants resort.
I ask you, people of America , what means this martial array, if its purpose is not to force us to submission? Can you assign any other possible motive for it? Have the American people any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of civil armies? No, friends, she has none. However, the conduct of the American government has created enemies. And this government has called we the people its own enemy. These armies of those among us who side with repressive tyranny are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent to bind and rivet upon us those chains, which the powers behind American government have been so long forging.
And what actions have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Seminars? Legal proceeding? Petition? Demonstrations? Boycotts? Strikes? Friends, we have been trying that for the last 25 years. What have we received in return? Heavy handed responses, media pillorying and incarcerations. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted?
My fellow Americans, I beseech you, let us not deceive ourselves. Friends of freedom, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm, which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the whitewashed monuments of government hypocrisy, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the Administration, Congress, Courts and masked Alphabet agencies. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the seat of American government!
In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation? There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free--if we mean to preserve inviolate those unalienable rights for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not to cravenly abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight! I repeat it, my fellow freedom loving Americans, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Liberty is all that is left us!
Some of our more intimidated fellows say that we are weak, unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. Only if we attempt a fools rush headlong into their ballistics. When shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, numbered, cataloged, and when an American guard physical or electronic shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength but irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying on our stomachs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope between our interlaced fingers behind our heads, until those who have hijacked our government shall have bound us hand and foot?
My fellow freedom loving Americans, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those forces of freedom, which the God of nature has placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force, which those oligarchs of global planetationism can send against us.
Besides, my friends we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just Providence who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles with us. The battle is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Furthermore, my friends, we have no choice. As if we were low enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from this contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard in halls of Congress, in the various state purveyors of Real I.D., in the internment camps erected in stealth, in the terminals of our airports, in the railway stations, in the subways of our great cities, on the once free highways, in the banks of every town in America from sea to shining sea! The conflict is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, let it come.
It is in vain, my fellow freedom loving Americans, to extenuate the matter. People may cry, Peace, Peace--but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the District of Columbia will bring to our ears the clash of alphabet agencies and National Guards attacking our brethren holed up in their once peaceful homes! Why stand we here idle? What is it that you wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, I will SeizeLiberty or die trying!
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OATH OF THE FREEDOM FIGHTER
Upon My Sacred Honor
I Shall Fight To The Death To Remain Free
No One Shall Govern Me
I Shall Submit To No Authority
There Is No Question In This Matter
I Shall Always Refuse To Obey
I Shall Face My Enemy Squarely
When He Attacks, I Shall Counter-Attack
When He Rests, I Shall Press The Battle
And When The Time Comes
That I Face My Final Departure
I Shall Take My Enemy With Me
For He Is A Creature Without Mercy And He Deserves None

by James Stuart Kelley

Monday, September 08, 2014


Carpe Libertatem! (Seize Liberty!)

People have often asked me where I got the phrase Carpe Libertatem from. I reply that the following prose inspired me to create the theme. Also, prompted by the Latin phrase de jure Carpe Diem from the movie Dead Poets Society, the theme and style combined became Carpe Libertatem. I assume the prose had a different title at one time, but by the time I got a copy, several generations old, it was lost. I have often asked if anyone knew who the original author was, as I would like to give them acknowledgment for their creativity. So far after a few years on the net the authorship is still unknown. - Mit

So you want to be free?
Then become free. All the freedom you want is yours, which you are able to seize.
How does one seize freedom?
By avoiding, evading, escaping, discouraging, overpowering, destroying, or otherwise frustrating anyone who initiates force or threatened force against you. (Freedom as used here is defined as: the absence OR EFFECTIVE NEUTRALIZATION of initiated force or threat of force.)
"But the oppressors ignore my pleas for freedom," you complain.
Do you expect THEM to SET you free? As you yourself point out, your oppressors have morals which would shame a beast of the forests. So long as you obey all their rules, no matter how onerous, and pay all their taxes, no matter how burdensome -- why SHOULD they?
"And the oppressors dupe my neighbors, who are confused, unaware, and apathetic," you protest.
Do you expect THEM not to deceive? The herdsman can milk only tame cows; the tyrant can drive only submissive slaves.
"We must overturn the oppressors," some of you proclaim, "and rule wisely and justly in their place."
Then go do it --if you can! But don't be surprised when the oppressors stampede their bewildered subjects against you.
"We must educate -- teach increasing numbers our values and ideas," others of you shout. "And SOME day evil will be banished from the earth."
But as even YOU admit in your more reflective moments, this will take time -- MUCH time. So how shall you live the only life YOU will ever have? And how many followers can you attract AND HOLD if you offer only visions of a paradise for their great grandchildren?
"I DO want freedom," you cry. "But there is NO way to get it now -- no chance to elect, no means to revolt, and no place to go."
I reply: If you want freedom SEIZE IT!
"But my oppressors are organized into a powerful state," you object. "They have thousands of agents and millions of police."
However, each of the state's minions has only the same two eyes, the same two hands, and usually not so much brains as you or I. They cannot be everywhere; they cannot see everything.
"But they will collect a tax on my earnings," you protest.
Only if you are so craven as to hand it over. Discover ways to avoid their extortion's: Trade with those who practice freedom. Or be as a gypsy who sells -- and flees.
"But they will confiscate my property," you quaver.
Only if you are so foolish as to lead them to it. Convert your wealth to forms you can conceal. And rent your shops and homes -- or mortgage them to the hilt.
"But they will throw me in jail," you whimper.
Only if you are so careless as to stumble over them -- they who have trouble apprehending morons and psychopaths. Make yourself hard to find.
"But that is too much trouble," you quibble.
"I'd rather follow their rules and pay their taxes,
lick their boots and hone their axes,
do all they demand, and maybe, oh maybe,
they will leave me alone just ...a... little."
Then tag along with the sheep to slaughter; you who expect freedom on a silver platter. For how long can you appease the tyrant who will demand more and more, until he has YOU? And what do we know of this utopia that some of you dream of? In every land, of which we hear, there are some who covet the lives and creations of others -- predators who rob and enslave the weak, the foolish, and the cowardly.
Sometimes the predators are lone -- and slink about as criminals. So, the free men go like tigers -- armed and ready for self-defense.
Sometimes the predators join together -- and stalk about as rulers. So, the free men go like foxes -- inconspicuous and ready to hide.
Occasionally the free men ally to put down the predators. But somehow their forces tend to become slavers and looters in turn.
However, in almost any land, those with the courage to assert their freedom seldom need to fight OR hide, for the predators live off the easy prey.
"But this will pass," you say to me
"for now, at last, I have the key --
the elixir for liberty--
for the first time in history--
And once sufficient numbers see..."
Well maybe... but in the meantime...
All of the freedom is yours which you are able to SEIZE!"

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Why We Celebrate July 4th


Why We Celebrate July 4th
By Tim Wingate

In 1776, fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence declaring that,

“We hold these truths to be self-evident…”
What truths were “these truths”?

The 5 Truths


The whole of the Declaration of Independence and the instituted governments of the United States of America rest upon these 5 Truths.

The signers of the Declaration of Independence believed that those who supported these 5 Truths were good people and supporters of freedom. 

However, those who opposed the 5 Truths were against liberty as agents of dictators, tyrants and despots. 
Which one are you?
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Do you believe in the 5 Truths?

Truth 1. All people are created equal.

Truth 2. All people created equal are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.  (No commentary was given about the nature of, or, who this “Creator” was believed to be. However, the previous paragraph declares that people have “separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitles them.”  Therefore, it can be inferred based on the common beliefs of the day that the implication was from a general “Christianized” worldview.)  

Truth 3. Only by the consent of the created equal people with endowed certain unalienable rights, governments are formed to secure those endowed certain unalienable rights and derive their powers only from the consent of the equal people endowed with certain unalienable rights.

Truth 4. When any form of government becomes destructive of those endowed certain unalienable rights of the equal people, it is the “Right of the People” created equal and endowed with certain unalienable rights to replace that government with one that will secure those, endowed certain unalienable rights of the equal people.
Truth 5. When it becomes evident that a form of government has a design to reduce the equal people with endowed certain unalienable rights under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such a government.

Make no mistake in thinking that this is a light matter. We as a nation are approaching a fork in the road together.

There are those among us who believe that “government” is the source of rights and liberty. They are the modern day Tories, the royalists, and believers in the divine rights of kings. Today their “king” is the Government.

We have almost come full circle in our experiment in liberty from where we started.

From:
an out of control constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government that reduced its loyal citizens to property of the State,

To:
a constitutional representative government that distorts words and meanings in the Constitution thereby reducing the people to property of the State.

True American Patriots still believe in the 5Truths of Freedom

·      To embrace these truths by believing in them and living by them is to be an American patriot, honoring the men and women who fought and died for liberty.

·      To infringe or alienate these truths by action or accepting government’s actions is to dishonor the patriots who have lived and died for us.

On which side do you stand?

(a)   The promise of tranquil security by intrusive government, mouthing words of liberty while taking away rights by regulation, forcing you to give up your “fair share” of freedom for privileged benefits that rest upon you as chains of control?
 
or

(b)   The 5Truths and the certain human rights endowed to an equal people that must not be infringed by your countrymen in your service in government leaving you to live the “animating contest of freedom” in liberty while pursuing the happiness of responsible self-ownership?


Friday, March 30, 2012

The Truth About Easter 2


This year's Ostara and Vernal (Spring) Equinox will be with us on Tuesday, 20th March (at 05:14:01 London time for those who love to be specific)
Also known as:- Oestra, Ostara, Eostre, Vernal or Spring equinox, Alban Eilir or Lady Day, first day of spring and so dates vary from year to year.
It is a time when both day and night are equal and so a time of balance.
See More at link below

Why do Xians celebrate a "pagan" Holyday?  Modern-day Easter is derived from two ancient traditions: one Judeo-Christian and the other Pagan. Both Christians and Pagans have celebrated death and resurrection themes following the Spring Equinox for millennia. Most religious historians believe that many elements of the Christian observance of Easter were derived from earlier Pagan celebrations.
The equinox occurs each year on March 20, 21 or 22. Both Neonaturalists and Christians continue to celebrate religious rituals linked to the equinox.  Neonaturalists usually hold their celebrations on the day or eve of the equinox. Western Christians celebrate Easter on the Sunday on or after the full moon that follows the nominal date of the Equinox -- MAR-21. 

[Picture: Eástre (1909) by Jacques Reich.]

Origins of the name "Easter":
The name "Easter" originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God. The Venerable Bede, (672-735 CE.) a Christian scholar, first asserted in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. Similarly, the "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [was] known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." 1 Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre." Similar Goddesses were known by other names in ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, and were celebrated in the springtime. Some were: 


Aphrodite from ancient Cyprus,

Ashtoreth from ancient Israel

Astarte from ancient Greece

Demeter from Mycenae

Hathor from ancient Egypt

Ishtar from Assyria

Kali, from India

Ostara a Norse Goddess of fertility.

So maybe the following makes more sense, or not. Either way it is more fun and entertaining. Enjoy!

http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s11e05-fantastic-easter-special