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Trying to make sense of the seemingly insane policies of those government run ( and others) schools and the agenda behind it all.
By Becky Akers
Vanessa Richardson tells me she is “a homeschool mom. My son” – and, presumably, her student – “and I made a video in regards to the insane over-reaction of school officials over toy/imaginary guns in schools.” Her video not only exposes the ideology behind Leviathan’s demonizing of self-defense but provides a powerful inducement to teach your children at home – all in only 6 minutes and 22 seconds!
By Jacob G. Hornberger
It’s no big surprise. A gun massacre brings out the gun-control crowd, which loudly demands that gun control be imposed on the American people, as if that would have prevented the massacre in Connecticut.
It’s really a shame to have to trot out the same arguments exposing the fallacies of statist thinking, but, alas, it must be done.
First, murderers don’t and won’t obey gun-control laws. If they don’t comply with murder laws, they’re not going to comply with gun-control laws.
The people who comply with gun-control laws are peaceful, law-abiding types who are now denied the right to defend themselves from the murderers. Why do peaceful, law-abiding people obey gun-control laws while murderers don’t. Because the former don’t want to be convicted felons, while the latter don’t care.
After all, don’t forget that it was illegal for the shooter in Connecticut to carry guns onto school property. No doubt much to the surprise of statists, he didn’t say, “Golly, even though I want to murder all those children, I can’t do it because it’s illegal for me to carry my gun onto school property.”
Second, gun-control laws won’t eliminate guns from society, any more than drug laws have eliminated drugs from society. Given the millions of guns in existence, along with continued manufacture of guns all over the world, all that gun control would do is convert the business of owning guns into a black-market enterprise. That means gun gangs, gun cartels, robberies, muggings, and all the other things that come into existence with a black market. If you like the war on drugs, you’ll love the war on guns.
Let’s now address a more fundamental issue, one that statists can never consider given their inability to think outside the statist box in which they have been born and raised.
The Connecticut massacre took place in a public school or, to put it more accurately, in a government school. That’s a place where parents are forced by law to send their children. If they don’t send their children into this governmental system, they are arrested, charged, and incarcerated. They might even have their children taken away from them for “incompetence” or “abuse.”
Sure, there are two alternatives for parents — private schools and homeschooling. But for the vast majority of parents, those are not viable options. Private schools, which have to secure a license from the government to operate, are too expensive, especially for a vast number of families that also are required by law to pay school taxes even if they decline to send their children into the public-school system. Other parents do not feel competent to homeschool or are unable to do so for other reasons, such as the need to have two incomes.
So, that leaves a large segment of families being forced to send their children to these state institutions from the time they are six years old.
Along with the regimentation and indoctrination that comes with the government being in charge of children’s education comes another distinguishing characteristic: These institutions are mandatory gun-free zones. That is, teachers and principals are prohibited by law from carrying a gun onto school property. I’d be willing to bet that there is a 99 percent compliance rate because most teachers and principals don’t want to be convicted felons and they want to keep their jobs.
So, consider the situation: The state forces parents to send their children into state institutions in which there are already gun-control laws — that is, laws that make it illegal for people to carry weapons onto the premises. The peaceful and law-abiding people obey the gun law. The murderer, knowing that everyone is defenseless, doesn’t obey the gun law.
Now, obviously most parents aren’t going to even question the horror in this. That’s because public schooling is a part of their lives. They went to public schools. So did their friends. For them, public schools mean “freedom,” even though they have a hard time explaining how it is that public (i.e., government) schooling is a core feature of communist and socialist countries like Cuba, North Korea, and China.
So, does that mean that the solution is to let public-school teachers and administrators carry guns to school? Not for us libertarians. We have no interest in telling the state how to run its schools. For us, public schooling is an inherently immoral and destructive institution. It should be dismantled completely, in favor of a total free market in education. See The Future of Freedom Foundation’s book Separating School and State: How to Liberate America’s Families by Sheldon Richman.
A free market in education would put families, not the state, in charge of their children’s education. Some people would choose schools that are not gun-free zones. Others would choose schools that are. The same principle of freedom of choice would apply to a vast array of other things – schools that are general in nature and others that specialize in things like music, religion, math, liberal arts, or science. Some parents would choose to have their children be educated without schools.
But the point is that in a free market, people are able to get what they want, as compared to having the state force it upon them and their children. As things stand now, most families have no effective choice at all — the state forces them to send their children into a gun-free institutions where their children are defenseless against murderers.
As the gun-control debate gets ramped up once again, there’s another thing to consider: the permanent culture of violence that the U.S. military empire and national-security state have brought to our nation. For decades, we have heard about how U.S. forces abroad have killed wedding parties, families, old people, and, yes, children. Oftentimes, there is the standard expression of regret by U.S. officials, but a callous mindset of conscious indifference to human life has, slowly but surely, been inculcated into the American people, at least with respect to Muslims and Arabs.
Consider, for example, the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children whom the U.S. government killed with its 11 years of brutal sanctions against Iraq. When U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright was asked by “Sixty Minutes” whether the deaths of half-a-million Iraqi children were worth it, she responded that yes, they were indeed “worth it.”
That mindset was really no different in the invasion of Iraq. When the bogus WMDs failed to materialize, U.S. officials said that their new primary objective was to bring “democracy” to Iraq. So, rather than exiting the country after failing to find those bogus WMDs, they stayed, killing countless more Iraqis. The mindset that justified the continued killing and mayhem was the same that undergirded the sanctions — that any number of deaths of the Iraqi people was considered “worth it” — worth the political goal of establishing “democracy” in the country.
How can that mindset of callous indifference toward the sanctity of human life not be transmitted to the American people, especially given the faith that so many Americans place in their federal officials?
For more on this, see my January 2011 article “The Banality of Evil,” which was written in the wake of the Arizona shootings and which applies just as well today.
Finally, let us never forget the primary reason that gun ownership is so important. It is an essential prerequisite to a free society because it enables people to oppose the tyranny of their own government. History has shown that when the military and the police have a monopoly over the ownership of guns, freedom doesn’t exist long in those societies. People must obey whatever edicts are issued by government officials and they must submit to whatever government officials do to them. As Judge Alex Kozinsky put it in his dissenting opinion in the case of Silveira vs. Lockyer, giving the government a monopoly over the ownership of guns is a mistake that people can make only once. It becomes too late to make it again because the deprivation of liberty becomes permanent given the inability of people to violently resist it. As our American ancestors understood so well, the right to keep and bear arms is the best insurance policy against tyranny.
This is what so Americans just cannot comprehend. Just today, in an editorial the Los Angeles Times extols China — yes, that brutal communist regime in which the government has a monopoly on the ownership of guns — for its gun-free society because Chinese children were able to survive a recent massacre in which the person used a knife, as compared to what happened in Connecticut, where no one survived the gun onslaught.
That editorial is amazing. For one thing, as I stated above, there is no way that the U.S. government could possible eradicate guns from society, as the Chinese tyrants have done, at least not without imposing the same type of horrible police state that the Chinese communist dictators have imposed on the Chinese people. More important, who wants to live under a brutal communist regime, one that is able to maintain itself in power precisely because people lack the means to violently overthrow it?
The Connecticut massacre is just one more sign of the aberrant welfare-warfare system that statists have foisted upon our land. The solution to the woes brought upon us by statism is not more statism. The solution is freedom, which is what libertarianism is all about, including the right to own guns, the right to educate one’s children without state interference or control, and the right to live in a free, peaceful, and prosperous society rather than a warfare-state empire.
Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.
As noted by many of our readers, one of the key topics omitted from our article on the inevitability of economic collapse was the petrodollar system. Due to its significance, we felt that this subject deserves its own article. If you have never heard of the petrodollar, don’t be surprised. There’s a good reason for this. No major news network will dare touch this subject because if this information was ever to become public knowledge, politicians would find it next to impossible to convince American people to support any more wars. Public approval of wars is only possible as long as people remain ignorant of the primary driving force behind our foreign policy. The reason you haven’t heard of the petrodollar system is because our government wants you to think that we start wars to spread democracy.However, if you want to distinguish truth from propaganda, if you want to know the real reasons behind the global conflicts in our recent history, you must first learn about the petrodollar system. Without this crucial piece of info, you will have a hard time understanding what really happened in Libya, what’s happening in Syria right now and what’s going to happen in Iran next.
Why did NATO and the U.S. aid Libyan “rebels” in killing Gaddafi? Why was our government willing to support and arm the same terrorists that would later turn on our embassy and murder US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens? Why was killing Gaddafi so absolutely imperative?
Why are we now doing the same thing in Syria? Why are U.S. operatives currently on the ground in Syria aiding Al Qaeda to topple Assad? Why are we willing to work along side known terrorists just to destabilize Syria and overthrow the regime there?
Why are we willing to risk World War 3 by attacking Iran, a key ally to Russia and China? Pakistan and North Korea already possess a nuclear stockpile, but Iran is years away from developing a nuclear weapon. Iran has no military capability to target the U.S. and it has not attacked another country since 1798. Yet the media is trying to convince us that we are weeks away from Ahmedinajad unleashing his non-existent weapons of mass destruction. Sound a little familiar? Have we heard this before, maybe?
So what is the petrodollar system and why is it so important? Why is the United States willing to trigger a new world war just to maintain the hegemony of the petrodollar? To get a proper perspective we need to start with a quick historical background:
Bretton Woods Conference
In July of 1944, as World War II was still raging, 730 delegates from all 44 Allied nations gathered in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to setup institutions and procedures to regulate the international monetary system and to establish the rules for commercial and financial relations among the world’s major industrial states.
The Bretton Woods Agreement established the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, which meant that international commodities were priced in dollars. The agreement which gave the United States a distinct financial advantage, was made under the condition that those dollars would remain redeemable for gold at a consistent rate of $35 per ounce. The fixed dollar to gold convertibility rate established a stable platform for global economic growth.
By Agence France-Presse
China has shut down websites, made a string of arrests and punished two popular microblogs after rumours of a coup linked to a major scandal that brought down a top politician.
Authorities closed 16 websites for spreading rumours of “military vehicles entering Beijing and something wrong going on in Beijing”, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the state Internet information office.
Police arrested six people, while the country’s two most popular microblogs, run by Sina.com and Tencent, said they would stop users from posting comments to other people’s posts until Tuesday.
The crackdown follows a surge in unsubstantiated online rumours about a coup led by security chief Zhou Yongkang, following the March dismissal of rising political star Bo Xilai.
Analysts say the political drama has exposed divisions in the ruling Communist Party as it prepares for a key leadership transition later this year.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Justice Ministry has ordered lawyers to take a loyalty oath to the Communist Party, in an unusual move that has drawn condemnation from attorneys worried about the government’s attempts to rein them in.
The ministry issued a notice on Wednesday demanding that first-time applicants and lawyers who want to renew their licenses have to take the oath.
The oath was necessary to “firmly establish among the vast circle of lawyers faith in socialism with Chinese characteristics … and effectively improve the quality of lawyers’ political ideology”, the ministry said in a statement posted on its website.
“I promise to faithfully fulfill the sacred mission of socialism with Chinese characteristics … loyalty to the motherland, its people, and uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China,” lawyers must say under the oath.
This is the first time that lawyers have been required to pledge allegiance to the Party in an oath, Mo Shaoping, a prominent human rights lawyer, said.
The Party has always been wary of lawyers, who they suspect could challenge one-party rule through the advocacy of the rule of law.
“I think it’s inappropriate,” Mo told Reuters by telephone. “As a lawyer, you should only pay attention to the law and be faithful to your client.”
The new rule comes as Communist Party chiefs are preparing for a tricky leadership handover later this year, when the party’s long-standing focus on fending off political challenges is likely to intensify.
Tennessee lawmakers have taken a major step forward in the fight against U.N. Agenda 21 with a House resolution condemning the plan as “destructive and insidious.”
The resolution passed 72-23 and was quickly condemned and made fun of by the few local and national media outlets who actually reported on the story.
The plan called on members of the United Nations to adopt sustainable development principles to alleviate poverty and combat global warming. But the resolution approved by Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday depicts it as a plan for the “socialist/communist redistribution of wealth” through energy conservation policies, zoning restrictions and forced abortions.
“It reads well. It has nice words like sustainability and helping the poor,” said state Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin. “But what these people want to do is they want to cap the number of people this planet can have. … So ladies and gentlemen, if that doesn’t bother you, if those words don’t scare you, we’ve got to talk.” Source: The Tennessean
The lawmakers in favor of the resolution called Agenda 21 a redistribution of wealth through energy conservation, forced abortions, and zoning restrictions.
Last month, on an exclusive Intel Hub News Brief Podcast, Joe Joseph and Popeye of FederalJack.com fully exposed Agenda 21 and its plan for a post industrial world order.
America 2050, Forum for the Future, and the Rewilding Project. The re-branding of Agenda 21 also allows the globalists to advance another older concept that has been in the works for a long time; The North American Union.
Through these three organizations, the globalists have implemented and started executing a strategy that will bring about an Orwellian state where all 50 states are merged into mega regions and people are rationed food, water, and energy.
As the corporate media continues to pretend that Agenda 21 is “little known” and unimportant, the American people, sick of being lied too on a daily basis, will continue to flock to alternative media outlets in droves.
There are occasions that I like to look back at and share information that is basic and that I normally assume to be in the general knowledge. Sadly, I am reminded often through posts read and conversations that this is not the case. Life evolves in a circular fashion. and this is only visible if one can see the past to see the patterns.
Once again we see the potential for history to repeat. Nothing is a given as long as we have an opportunity to divert the natural flow of progress from one stage to the next. Consider what you see and know today, reflect back to earlier eras, then make educated decisions on that basis. Simplicity is the core, while confusion, distraction and division are the goals of the governmental controlled main stream media.
To my knowledge one Constitution was written by or founding fathers. Not a right verses left version, white verses black version or even a this religion verses that religion version.
We The People should appreciate our differences as that is what makes us all unique and focus on the similarities. That is a We The People focus that will join masses to collaborate forces for good verses focusing on differences to only alienate and divide us as a people.
Back to basics, the building blocks of knowledge needed to focus. Without knowledge of were we are, were we should be, the direction we are going and the potential of were we could most likely end up, how do we determine what action is needed?
Tom Dybowski@LibertyPoet Toronto, Canada Poet activist in Liberty Movement ♥ Я Ξ √ Ω L U T ↑ ☼ N
Most supporters for GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul live in America. Not this guy, he’s such a difference maker for the champion of the Constitution, it begs you to want more information.
Lets meet this man who lives and breathes Ron Paul.
His name is Tom Dybowski, he’s a 44-year-old lifelong single man who may not be married to an individual but he is certainly married to a cause. He says, “Being a poet anti-war activist and a passionate supporter of Dr. Ron Paul defines the essence of who I am.”
Dybowski witnessed Martial Law in Poland from 1981-82. Tom’s apparently got activism in his blood, because he created an underground organization at school and ended up arrested twice by Communist police. He escaped Communist Poland to Italy, before having to serve a mandatory two years in the military.
Regarding his passion, he says, “I became a supporter of Dr. Ron Paul in 2006 after watching a video of his anti-war speech in Congress, then in 2007 I became an activist of the good doctor.”
His genesis of the movement began by spreading the word about liberty and educating people through positive articles about the Texas Congressman and re-posting them to a popular social news website. After several hundred posts, the site moderator banned him referring to his activism as “spam.”
Dybowski wondered, “Since when is hard work called spam?” Still, he feels he was able to reach thousands of people and get the word out about the DailyPaul.com site where he was originally publishing his content.
Nothing worth while is ever easy, and Tom is certainly proof of that fact, as his hard work paid off when he became a moderator for what he refers to as, “the heart of the r3VOLution,” in reference to the DailyPaul.com site.
“My activist work continued throughout the years as I knew we must help elect many Liberty oriented candidates to high office, ” he claims.
As a writer, I can vouch for the fact that it is good to have Dybowski on your team, but so will Jake Towne, Debra Medina, Adam Kokesh, Justin Amash, Oath Keepers, and others whom he has organized online Money Bomb fundraisers for which helped bring large amounts of money in their support to keep the message of freedom alive.
Oh, but it doesn’t stop there, Mr. Liberty Poet says he also beats the street posting leaflets in high traffic areas, tourist spots, inside newspapers, books, and walks the talk by handing them out in person at festivals and street protests.
Some may call Dybowski an extremist, over-the-top, a little wacky–but other Ron Paul supporters would call him well-informed, educated and passionate when he says, “Dr. Ron Paul is in my view Gandhi of our time. He fights the good fight for me and I will always stand with him in our blessed struggle to help restore the Republic. Once America is changed so will the rest of the world – peace on earth is possible.”
Liberty Bell Within You – by Tomasz Dybowski
30 below Montana you wave signs unbroken by nature’s fury
And in the middle of night all lamposts covered with Ron’s name
Florida kids set up lemonade stands with rEVOLution banners
While you passed literature and dressed pets with his name
The only path for this planet to be complete
Is through your hands
The light of God on your inside Hold onto each other
We are all Ron Paul
Thousands of years of humanity
Craving for peace and liberty
Verily as St. George slayed the dragon
So will Ron Paul using your hands
Your faith your passion your love for one another
Is the welcoming table of God’s wedding onto you
The undying Light shall shine through all creation
Now more than every we need the Champion of the Constitution!
Please visit Ron Paul’s official campaign site and donate today!
When it come to issues such as Occupy Wall Street I do not pre-judge but instead try to look at the various elements involved. Who is showing up and why and for what purpose, who is doing the organizing, funding and for what purpose? Here were my thoughts last night on this event that has taken off in many large cities besides NYC. Occupy Wall Street – So what is the true story?
Today I run across this tidbit of information. On the Communist Party USA home page I see that they are posting close to the top of their page that they are in solidarity with the OWS event / movement. they seem quite excited to have a large number of primarily young people who are pissed off at the system that they can approach. Below is the screen capture from their home page.
As always, fell free to share and your thoughts and feedback appreciated.