19 November, 2010

19th Century Wikileaks: Official US Government Records Document Black Confederates

19th Century Wikileaks: Official US Government Records Document Black Confederates:

    Due to the recent controversy surrounding the fact that there were Black Confederate soldiers serving in the Confederate States Military, in which it is currently said "most historians deny that there were Black Confederates" and where they commonly refer to them as "myths".
    19th Century Wikileaks has found it necessary to list accounts from the "Official Records of the War of the Rebellion" or more simply the "Official Records" or "ORs" in order to bring to light the unpopular yet true fact that, yes, Black Confederates existed.
    The Official Records constitute the most extensive collection of primary sources of the history of the war. They include selected first-hand accounts, orders, reports, maps, diagrams, and correspondence drawn from War and Navy Department records of both Confederate and Union governments."

22 April, 2010

Rhetoric About Right To Carry In National Parks

In a recent article about the Fort Hunt/Gravelly Point Open Carry rallies the author implies that (p)Resident Soetoro gave (returned?) Americans the right to lawfully carry firearms in National Parks.

This is a very narrow interpretation of the prospects of the bill which was signed into law and went into effect on February 22, 2010. The bill which this amendment was added as a rider was a Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act which, among other things, includes language prohibiting card companies from raising interest rates on existing balances unless the borrower pays at least 60 days late and, on cards with more than one interest rate, issuers will have to apply payments above the minimum first to the debts with the highest rates.

20 April, 2010

Finally, Some Good News In Virginia Beach

No, we're not an independent republic... YET! However, we are one step closer to removing Constitutional incompetence and strictly politically-motivated decision making from the city police force.

Police Chief Jake Jacocks stunned his staff and city officials on Monday by announcing that he would retire on June 1.

14 April, 2010

McDonnell Signs Restaurant Bill

Finally, after years of unsubstantiated rhetoric and warnings from the left (also unsupported in any statistical presentation on the subject) that restaurants will turn into O.K. Corral-esque shootouts, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell today signed the overwhelmingly supported legislation permitting customers to enter restaurants which also serve alcohol for on-site consumption and carry their personal firearms lawfully concealed.

Virginia follows in the footsteps of 42 other states which presently allow concealed carry in restaurants.

The law (repeal) goes into effect on July 1, 2010.

Up to that point (and beyond) citizens may continue to openly carry their personal defense weapons.

08 April, 2010

A Modest Proposal For "Rules" of Divorce/Balkanization

They get to keep a per-capita share of military and public works apportioned based on the most current census.

Along with that goes the caveat that they finance and support it themselves. If need be, they sell their hardware and defense share to the CISA*. The liberals, hippies and bootlickers will probably be ecstatic to "reduce" their military spending.

We (the CISA*) reduce and remove intervention and military exposition into all foreign entanglements and treaties, just as Washington warned against. We from hereon out defend OUR interests and OUR cargoes. Our ground-based military will be dispersed from a full-time (standing) force to a limited officer corps and reserve-service structure with the exception of the Navy and supplemental Air Force/Air Space defense measures.

The Coast Guard will board and/or sink anything that illegally enters our international waters. They will aid and assist those who request it, duty bound as mariners.

The Navy will defend our shipping interests. They will not defend anyone else. You want protection? Build your own damn Navy. Or pay us a fee for our services.

Hit Piece Published By the New Progenitors of Journalistic Malfeasance: The Virginian-Pilot

Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, thinks he should be allowed to keep his gun concealed when he goes into a bar [sic]*.

Virginia Beach Police Chief Jake Jacocks thinks that would be dangerous because waiters won't know whether they're serving alcohol to an armed customer.

Both men are entitled to their opinions. But Van Cleave is not entitled to turn this policy disagreement into a personal attack against Jacocks and the Beach's 800 police officers.

One need only listen the RECORDING of the interview to recognize that this reporter has deliberately and onerously misdirected and quoted Mr. Van Cleave out-of-context. Such journalistic sensationalism one might expect from The Sun or The National Enquirer, but from a heretofore reputable, however liberally-leaning publication? It smacks of one-sidedness and a very anti-freedom, leftist agenda.

*note: there is no such thing as a "bar" in Virginia, only restaurants with a permit to serve alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption.

06 April, 2010

Setting a New Precedent In Fairfax?

The Fairfax County police officer who shot an unarmed man to death in January will not be charged with a crime, the county's chief prosecutor announced yesterday, and the man's family angrily responded by claiming that a civilian in the same situation would have been arrested.

From the start, Fairfax police declared that the killing of Salvatore J. Culosi, 37, was an accident and that the SWAT officer who fired had done so unintentionally. Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney Robert F. Horan Jr. said that when a person fires a gun without malice and unintentionally kills someone, "they do not commit a crime."
Read that last part again. The Commonwealth's Attorney says that "when a person fires a gun without malice and unintentionally kills someone, they do not commit a crime."

I wonder how well that argument would hold up as a defense for someone who is not a member of the enforcer class?

(note: this article is from March, 2006)

18 March, 2010

More Inanity From Virginia Beach Police Chief Jake Jacocks

Allowing guns in bars is a recipe for disaster. We can fully expect that at some point in the future a disagreement that today would likely end up in a verbal confrontation, or a bar fight, will inevitably end with gunfire if you sign this legislation into law. Whether it is the armed citizen who drinks in a bar and gets into such a confrontation, or the armed citizen doesn't drink and is pulled into a confrontation by someone who has been drinking - the potential for display and/or discharge of the firearm is unquestionably high.  Serious injuries resulting from patrons fleeing in panic once someone yells "He's got a gun!" or a death resulting from either discharge of the weapon or the reaction to the weapon by the establishment’s security personnel will be the rule, rather the exception.
Once again another idiot with a badge presumes to know what will happen if law-abiding citizens are permitted to carry their personal defense weapons lawfully.

17 March, 2010

State's police chiefs seek veto of guns-in-bars bill

Calling guns in bars a "recipe for disaster," the state's police chiefs have pleaded with Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto legislation that would ease Virginia's concealed weapon laws.

Virginia Beach police Chief Jake Jacocks Jr. sent a letter to McDonnell last week on behalf of the state association of chiefs comparing the combination of firearms and alcohol with drinking and driving.

"We can fully expect that at some point in the future a disagreement that today would likely end up in a verbal confrontation, or a bar fight, will inevitably end with gunfire if you sign this legislation into law," Jacocks wrote.
So even the chief of police in Virginia Beach is an anti-liberty scumbag. Great.

11 March, 2010

Drill Here

Drill Now

The bill signed Wednesday endorses federal efforts to develop gas and oil drilling off the Virginia coast, and direct royalties to the state's growing transportation needs. A portion would also go the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium.

Banned From the VCM - AGAIN!

It seems that patriotism is a selective matter and only those who meet a very strict and private definition are permitted to access the Yahoo Group owned by the douchebags parading around as the Virginia Citizens Militia.

Yes, these are the same guys who showed up with ear buds and boonie hats and BDUs at Lobby Day but decided it wasn't in their interests to lawfully arm themselves. Despite that both the VCDL and OCDO were out in force, none of these nitwits thought it would be prudent to also exercise their rights. Wouldn't want to ruffle any feathers now, would we?

09 March, 2010

Is This What Our "Protests" Amount To?

from a comment on the Western Rifle Shooters Association blog:

Once upon a time, there was a man who came home from work one day to discover all of his possessions had been stolen, his family murdered and his home burned to the ground.

People in his neighborhood who had witnessed the crime gave him a very clear description of the the man who had done this evil deed.

So the man set out to find the evil-doer. He searched high and low and eventually he found a man who fit the description that his neighbors had given him.

He approached the man who he suspected of doing this evil act and said: "Are you the man who stole all my stuff, murdered my family and set my house on fire?"

The man replied: "Yeah. So what if I am?"

The man then asked: "Why would you do such an evil thing?"

To which the evil-doer said: "Because I felt like it."

The man responded: "Well, you just better watch it. That was not very nice," and turned and walked away.

This is what the tea-parties and other exercises of 1ST Amendment rights amount to. They are unsubstantive, empty threats to the power elite. They do not recognize any authority other than their own and appreciate nothing other than death as a means of negotiation.

Until the treasonous, quisling socialist scumbags are dragged out into the street and publicly tried by a grand jury of THE PEOPLE and executed for their crimes against liberty, they will continue to masquerade as leaders and force their will on us.

Off Course - A Dream I Had

I don't normally go off on such topics, but last night I had a very strange and disconcerting dream.

I have been married for over eleven years. I have an infant son. I love my wife and child very much and would do anything to protect and provide for them.

Last night I dreamed I was transported back in time to the early '70s. The Vietnam "war" was winding down and hundreds of thousands of American men were returning home, facing permanent psychological damage from the scenes they witnessed in service to the federal empire.

I was attending a rock concert with some new friends. At the end of the concert I was in ecstasy, euphoria from witnessing such an awesome spectacle.

05 March, 2010

The Virginia General Assembly - Who's My Legislator?

Virginians - Senators Marsh and Saslaw have acted in violation of Senate committee rules, deliberately and spuriously acting to block and "kill" bills that they know would otherwise be passed by the general Senate. This practice does not follow the letter nor the spirit of the Constitutional Republican government of Virginia and places the legislative process singularly at their whim. Contact your representatives and let them know that this is an unacceptable practice.

Who is my legislator?

Here is my letter to Mr. Wagner (Senate 7th District) and Mr. Villanueva (House 21st District):

Mr. Wagner & Mr. Villanueva:

As a constituent I strongly urge you to propose or instigate investigation into the unlawful tabling of bills by Mr. Marsh's subcommittee in the Senate Courts & Justice Committee which has deliberately and onerously derailed legislation that both Mr. Marsh and Mr. Saslaw knew would pass the general Senate.

These men have acted not as representatives of the interests of the Commonwealth of Virginia, but of themselves and of a select few whose only interest is one of a vindictive nature. Mr. Marsh is apparently upset that House rules which permit Senate bills to be passed over does not exist in Senate precedent, so he has created such to his own ends, namely: stopping bills he personally opposes.

That it is even considered that he has such authority in and of himself is preposterous.

I urge you to enter a motion to censure his and formally investigate these illegal acts and, if discovered that he has acted spuriously and with frivolity against the wishes of the people of Virginia (which I believe he most-certainly has) then he should be impeached, removed and permanently barred from the political theater in Virginia.

He is not a patriot. He is not a Virginian. He is a sycophantic, self-righteous interloper who has no business partaking in the legislative process in our fair Commonwealth.

Please let me know how you plan to proceed in this matter. A response is requested.

Senate 'kill bill' panel stops bill repealing gun rationing

Marsh and Saslaw should be censured, recalled, impeached... something done to repudiate their personally vindictive actions against the republican process.

They acted on their own volition deliberately to derail legislation they KNEW would be passed if allowed to go to the floor.

It is a despicable, treasonous act against the citizens of Virginia and I, for one, would like to see them both hanged for it.

03 March, 2010

White House Land Grab

You'd think the Obama administration is busy enough controlling the banks, insurance companies and automakers, but thanks to whistleblowers at the Department of the Interior, we now learn they're planning to increase their control over energy-rich land in the West.

A secret administration memo has surfaced revealing plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres from Montana to New Mexico, halting job- creating activities like ranching, forestry, mining and energy development. Worse, this land grab would dry up tax revenue that's essential for funding schools, firehouses and community centers.

President Obama could enact the plans in this memo with just the stroke of a pen, without any input from the communities affected by it.

02 March, 2010

SB334 Passes House

Virginia's 17-y.o. tradition of barring lawfully concealed firearms carriers from doing so in restaurants that serve alcohol (there is no such thing as a "bar" in the Commonwealth, despite flaccid argument to the contrary) is in the final stages of being eliminated, at least partly.

SB334 will permit a lawfully-armed citizen holding a valid CHP (Concealed Handgun Permit) to carry their personal firearm into a restaurant concealed as long as they do not drink any alcohol.

Until the passage of this bill, which heads to the Speaker today, then to the Lieutenant Governor before being placed on the Governor's desk for signature (he has all but assured he will honor all pro-liberty bills that reach his desk this session), citizens wishing to enter an establishment which served alcohol in the Commonwealth were required to carry openly; in plain view.

For many, this does not meet with their particular level of comfort and had been a thorn in the side of gun-rights supporters for many years as it was one of the few instances where the "special" status of a conceal carrier (sometimes known as "VIP" carry) was not superior to the Constitutionally and statutorily-recognized right to carry.

Other bills passing and heading to the Governor shortly are SB3, which allows CHP holders to renew their permits by mail and SB408 which allows anyone who may lawfully possess a firearm in Virginia to store his weapon in a locked container or compartment without a CHP.

01 March, 2010

Paramilitarization of Local Law Enforcement

(courtesy of Dreamer, OCDO)

The militarization of our civilian police is perhaps one of the most clear and present threats to personal civil liberties in our society today.

There has been an "us vs them" attitude growing in Law Enforcement in the US since the early 1950s, and it has reached the point where today, the majority of LEAs have it as policy that officers operate under this adversarial mindset as a matter of course.

Military-style weapons, vehicles, training, uniforms, and even psyops (through Public relations campaigns) have all fed this fire. The naming of Federal law enforcement initiatives (the "War on Drugs", the "War on Poverty", the "War on Terror") with "martial" titles has further fed into this adversarial mindset.

Law enforcement agencies are NOT military units. They are in existence to ENFORCE the law, NOT as a strong-arm tool for the government to force policy upon the people.

Federal funding has a lot to do with this. The programs of federal grants, the Federal Asset Forfeiture program, and other policies of institutionalized robbery, fraud and graft have lined the pocked of LEAs that SHOULD be operating on a locally-funded shoestring budget. Unless these methods of federal bribery are removed from local LE, they will remain a tremendous influence on the attitudes and procedures of LEAs on the local level. Many of these adversarial attitudes come from the "top", as DOD, FBI, and DEA agents are often used to train local police in "special tactics" or with "new technology".

It's a difficult situation to address. Federal influence has turned local law enforcement from a "protect and serve" mentality to a "dominate and subjugate" mentality. And that Federal influence brings with it a LOT of money. Few Local LEAs are willing to say "no" to the Federal offers of increased militarization because it would also mean saying "no" to millions of dollars in funding and equipment.

Until we, as citizens, change this attitude in our state and local governments, and in our state and local police forces, this adversarial attitude in LEAs will grow and fester until they are essentially a thuggish standing army.

26 February, 2010

The Gadsden/Bonnie Blue Comparison

The Gadsden Flag is more like the Bonnie Blue than the Stars & Stripes.

In 1774 there were no united states. There was no united States. A minority faction of revolutionary thinkers, fundamental rights advocates and free-staters came together and penned a mighty document to provide future generations a foundation of liberty and personal responsibility.

Nearly every single one of those men died destitute or as an outlaw against the government which ruled at the time, that of King George, III of Great Britain.

There were few galvanizing events that shook these patriots (note the use of "patriots" before the existence of any nationality to ascribe) to the core was the confiscation of their personal arms. These men knew, as we do now, that in every instance where a tyrannical government has taken the effort to remove the ability (for they can never completely take the WILL) to defend themselves and their lands then they become slaves to that same government, unable to defend against despotism and abusive executive disposition.

In 1774 there was no flag. There was no "Stars & Stripes". There were only Thirteen (13) independent colonial subdivisions. Prior to the misapplication of the 14th Amendment and federally mandated "nationhood", these several, separate states were independent countries. They had no signal, no icon behind which to rally.

22 February, 2010

Time Again For Brady Campaign To Discredit Itself

Since its inception as the National Council to Control Handguns over 30 years ago, the Brady Campaign has premised its entire agenda on the notion that having more gun control laws and, therefore, fewer guns, means that crime must necessarily decrease.

History has not been kind to the group’s delusion, however. In recent decades, the severity of gun control laws has been diminished at the federal, state and local levels, the number of guns has increased by over four million a year on average, and today, the nation’s murder and total violent crime rates are at 45-year and 35-year lows, respectively.

If you’re a gun control group, this isn’t the kind of thing you want to put in your press releases to the Washington Post, of course. So, every year the Brady Campaign instead runs a little gimmick where it assigns arbitrary school-grade values to whatever gun control laws the group happens to be pushing at the moment. And since most states don’t have the laws Brady advocates, Brady gives most states very low grades. Naturally, gun control supporters plaster Brady’s school-grade nonsense on the pages of newspapers around the country, hoping people will take it seriously.
See also: Gun Crime - A State by State Statistical Approach

Afghan officials: Airstrike kills 27 civilians

Cabinet describes NATO attack as ‘unjustifiable’; U.S. general apologizes.
Oh, we're terribly sorry that your innocent sovereign citizens were murdered by our imperial army. They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time, mind you. We do hope that you don't take it too badly.

U.S. civilians killed on 9/11: 2,973*

Innocent Afghani civilians killed by coalition forces: 8,309*
Innocent Iraqi citizens killed by coalition forces: 815,411*

American citizens sent to their deaths by the U.S. government in the improperly named "war on terror": 5,290*

Ratio: 280-1

Two hundred eighty to one. For every innocent person killed on 9/11 by Saudi Arabian, Yemeni and Egyptian terrorists the United State government has murdered 278 innocent foreign sovereigns and sent two (2) additional U.S. citizens to their deaths.

Great job. Keep up the good work. Go U.S.A.

(* source: http://www.unknownnews.net/casualties.html)

19 February, 2010

Union, Confederacy Make Peace at CCS

Imagine Civil War Gens. Ulysses S. Grant and A.P Hill standing next to each other and holding a cordial conversation.

That was just one of several significant moments at this year’s history fair in Culpeper Christian School’s multipurpose room Thursday.

Sporting makeshift gray beards, 13-year-old eighth-graders Preston Boxley portrayed the fearless Union leader, while Chance Marshall personified the brave Confederate who grew up on Main and Davis streets.

“History is alive here in Culpeper,” said Brad Hales, CCS history teacher and pastor at Reformation Lutheran Church.

We Should Not Honor Secessionists?

In response to an article in The Post and Courier:

This yankee carpetbagging indoctrinate has no idea what "patriotism" is. To him, one can only be patriotic if defending Uncle Sugar and the invasion of sovereign States under false pretenses.

The many hundreds of thousands who died defending Dixie and the millions more who have suffered since for their defeat were patriots to the Southern Cause. The Southern Nation. The Southern Flag.

While he may not see it that way, patriotism was not always about "expressing their devoted love, support and defense of the United States of America." That country had reduced them to 2nd-class citizens in their own lands, removed from them any semblance of representation in government by undermining them with apportionment so lopsided that Southern economic and commercial interests were rendered moot and used their own compacts to the union as shackles with which to fasten their fates to those of the yankee nation.

I know I am preaching to the choir here, but it can't be said enough.

I still receive abrasive and argumentative responses from people who truly believe that the war was fought strictly over slavery and that anyone who would want to see a free Southron country "rise again" must surely want to reinstitute such conditions among the races.

What they fail to realize is that the Dear Leader (and many who have come before him) have already successfully endeavored to enslave us all to their fiat money scheme, their taxation and usury. When a man's wages are collected and distributed to a select group of people, it is theft, plain and simple and we are slaves to the forced tribute of the fruits of our labors to the issuance of government debt.


People may like to imply that Cajuns aren't very smart, but anybody who would build a city 10 feet below sea level in a hurricane zone and fill it with Democrats is a damn genius...

Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (1946-1980)

30 years ago today, rock-and-roll lost one of its most iconic and blisteringly talented frontmen... Death by misadventure. Godspeed, Bon.

From Findagrave.com:

Singer, musician. Ronald Belford Scott, better known as Bon Scott, began his musical career as a bagpipe player with his father’s highland band. He also sang for the bands The Valentines and Fraternity. In 1974 he joined AC/DC taking over for their singer Dave Evans. Bon along with the Young brothers, Malcolm and Angus, recorded their debut Album “High Voltage.” Then in 1975 recorded the album “T.N.T.” Bon played the bagpipes on the hit “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock and Roll).” Then he recorded “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” in 1976, “Let There Be Rock” in 1977, “Powerage” in 1978, a live release “If You Want Blood” and finally “Highway to Hell” in 1979. Bon was known for his unique powerful voice and heavy drinking lifestyle. Upon his death; Bon was replaced by Brian Johnson, the former lead singer of Geordie.

18 February, 2010

Knife Amnesty on Anglesey After Man Died From Stab

A two-month knife amnesty has begun on Anglesey following the death of a 21-year-old man from a knife wound.

The amnesty comes as a memorial walk was held for Leon Jones, a mechanic, who died following an incident in Holyhead in November last year.

Mr Jones's parents took part in the torch-lit march on Friday evening.

North Wales Police have set up amnesty bins at Holyhead, Llangefni, Menai Bridge, Gaerwen and Valley police stations.

Before Friday's march, David Hughes, one of the organisers, said: "We're hoping to educate the kids, to enlighten them that, it's not big and it's not clever to carry knives, and to dump the knife and, hopefully, save a life.

"They might do [want to carry a knife] for their own protection but they are, by statistics, likely to be hurt by their own knife.
This lunatic's perspective on safety and personal responsibility is the same one behind the Brady Center To Prevent Handgun Violence and Violence Policy Centers' agendas of total victim disarmament. If we follow in the example of Great Britain and turn our steely resolve into a state of lukewarm, milquetoast permissiveness then we will sacrifice the very liberties our ancestors bore out of the wilderness on the shoulders of war with one of the greatest empires (until today) that has ever existed.

Welcome to Uncle Sam's Plantation

An individual with which I have had cause to converse on many aspects of "liberty" and "freedom" through a common friend on Facebook presented the following in response to this article on townhall.com:

Welcome to Uncle Sam's Plantation by Richard N. Mumm

To me, it does not strain credulity to see the “rich capitalists” opting for the pseudo-security of the nanny state. Certainly there are many who still prefer to rise or fall on the merits of their ideas and of their hard work, but the vast majority of American business leaders are no longer “entrepreneurs,” but rather “bureaucrats” who are skilled enough and politically savvy enough to have risen through the ranks of management at large companies and now find themselves “leading” perhaps hundreds of thousands of employees and grossing upwards of a hundred billion US dollars in a year.

15 February, 2010

The REAL Abe Lincoln

Contained throughout this site is a collection of quotes from the United States 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. These quote have been divided as best we could, into topical categories, with little to no commentary added as they adequately stand alone in their meaning.

New London Land Grab - Five Years Gone By

The Supreme Court's 2005 decision in Kelo v. City of New London stands as one of the worst in recent years, handing local governments carte blanche to seize private property in the name of economic development. Now, four years after that decision gave Susette Kelo's land to private developers for a project including a hotel and offices intended to enhance Pfizer Inc.'s nearby corporate facility, the pharmaceutical giant has announced it will close its research and development headquarters in New London, Connecticut.

The aftermath of Kelo is the latest example of the futility of using eminent domain as corporate welfare. While Ms. Kelo and her neighbors lost their homes, the city and the state spent some $78 million to bulldoze private property for high-end condos and other "desirable" elements. Instead, the wrecked and condemned neighborhood still stands vacant, without any of the touted tax benefits or job creation.

13 February, 2010

Eliminating Lee and Jackson at St Christopher's School

(Courtesy of SLMNews 'Blog)

'A 95-year tradition at the heart of St. Christopher's School is changing because of its association with two Confederate generals from Virginia.

The private Episcopal school in Richmond is changing the names of its elementary literary societies from the Lees and Jacksons to the Chamberlayne Reds and Chamberlayne Grays in honor of school founder Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne. The school's colors are red and gray. The changes take effect next school year.

In the school's letter Wednesday to parents and alumni about the name change, Headmaster Charley Stillwell said that in recent years, "history has attached a stigma of prejudice and intolerance to some individuals and symbols connected with the Confederacy, making some of our internal and external community feel uncomfortable and marginalized."'

11 February, 2010

Is Iran Going to Be Another Japan?

It is neither our duty nor responsibility to presume to know what is best for the rest of the world. Rallying against terrorism isn't going to end terrorism. Their religion mandates that they convert or murder all "infidels".

China has made the right move. The weaker Amerikha becomes, the more likely it is that it will collapse under its own self-aggrandizing and hubris and the sooner we can take back control of our lives. Amerikha looks weak because they have elected lawyers and banksters to rule over them instead of exercising their own sovereign rights and keeping their government in check.

That we even considered moving the "terror" trials to New York was obscene.

A Revelation

Several of the founding fathers (and, subsequently, early Presidents of the United State) were land surveyors. Throughout its infancy, though plagued by foreign agitation and internal disagreements, the country remained cohesive and cogent.

Only after the people began electing lawyers and accountants to the highest office did things begin to rapidly decay. Suddenly, men who had not done an honest day's work in all their lives were commanding authority over an entire country.

Perhaps if a few more states elected surveyors and engineers, men of character and ethics, those states would find the strength to deny the federal government and form a new, liberty-minded country based on the framers' designs.

10 February, 2010

The "Restaurant" Bill

In the majority of states throughout the country it is perfectly legal for someone who has taken the proper steps, passed the required criminal background check and voluntarily registered himself with his state's government to lawfully carry a concealed firearm into his favorite dining establishment, even if they <gasp!> serve alcoholic beverages.

Virginia is a strange animal in this respect. According to [current] Virginia statutory law it is illegal for anyone not exempted by special status (§ 18.2-308 (B))to carry a concealed handgun into such an establishment. They may, however, openly carry a firearm into those same establishments and, if they so desire, enjoy an adult beverage.

There has been a recent and well-deserved resurgence of Constitutionally-minded legislation being introduced in the VA House and Senate pushing to bring Virginia's conceal-carry status more in line with the national standard, but the opponents of such legislation continue to assail us with the same talking-point arguments that have been statistically disproven in nearly every instance.

Why I Voted Democrat

(Courtesy of progunner1957, WR)

I voted Democrat because...

I love the fact that I can now marry whoever or whatever I want - and I've decided to marry one of my sheep.

Because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.

Because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

Because Freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

09 February, 2010

Beginning Of The End: Sarah Palin Hijacks The Tea Party Movement

The tea party movement is dead. The one I was familiar with anyway. Judson Phillips held it down and Sarah Palin drove a stake right through its heart live last night on C-Span in front of an unsuspecting audience.

Sarah Palin didn’t give a tea party speech last night. She gave a partisan Republican address. It was a purely political speech designed to position her for a presidential run in 2012 or 2016. Period. She wasn’t there to celebrate the organic nature of a movement she had nothing to do with creating. She was there to co-opt the name and claim the brand as hers. And she did.

Read the full article on nashvillepost.com's Post Politics

Marvel Comics: Captain America Says Tea Parties Are Dangerous and Racist

I don't even know what to say to this.

Marvel Comic’s Captain America is the mightiest soldier with the super powerful secret soldier formula that makes him a super man. Sadly, this muscle bound hero that took on the whole Nazi army during WWII seems to be afraid of those American people who’ve joined the Tea Party movement. Not only is Cappy quaking in his little red booties, but he’s sure that the Tea Party folks are dangerous racists, too.

Isn’t it wonderful that a decades old American comic book hero is now being used to turn readers against our very political system, being used to slander folks that are standing up for real American principles in real life — and one called “Captain America” at that?

Not Your Father's Army

Most of us Americans have a deep and abiding respect and admiration for our country's fighting men who have served--and are serving--within the US Armed Forces. We appreciate their willingness to put themselves in harm's way for the preservation of our nation's liberty and independence. We honor their sacrifice. Indeed, many of us share that sacrifice with the deaths, dismemberments, and paralysis of our most cherished loved ones who were killed or injured in the line of duty.

It is time, however, that we awaken to the reality of what our military is becoming and where it is heading. Suffice it to say, this is not your father's army.

Council of Governors Takes Shape

As I have already written, the creation of a CG should be of serious concern to all liberty loving Americans. That more of us are not as concerned as we should be can be traced to the mistaken belief that the American people have nothing to fear from an overreaching federal government. This is pure folly! As I have said many times, we have far more to fear from Washington, D.C., than from Iran, Iraq, North Korea, or any other potential terrorist state. It is Washington, D.C.,--and Washington, D.C., alone--that has the power, opportunity, and propensity to squash our freedom and sell us into tyranny.

Admittedly I know very little about the process or purpose behind this "Council" so I have only to pray that Mr. McDonnell, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, takes this opportunity to tell the Marxist-in-Chief what he can do with his health bills, his budgets, his industry and banking takeovers and his smarmy, apologist, self-righteous demeanor.

If your Governor is on the "list" I encourage you to contact them and, rather than demand that they decline to participate, that they scream from their seat on the council that the people of these several states have had quite enough of Washington's tyranny.

08 February, 2010

What Would You Do to This Dirtbag?

Warning: foul, ghetto, hood-rat language and absolute, complete disdain for whites:

As you watch this video, think to yourself, at what point you would be justified to use deadly force... if you were carrying your gun, at what point would you shoot?

After watching the video and answering these questions for yourself, see my comments below…

There is no excuse NOT to own a firearm. A personal defense weapon is your ONLY ANSWER when a resentful, desperate, drug-addled thug is destroying your property and physically challenging your right to exist.

The ONLY answer to this kind of open and notorious sub-saharan savagery is to meet it with deadly force.

License to Kill? Intelligence Chief Says U.S. Can Take Out American Terrorists

The director of national intelligence affirmed rather bluntly today that the U.S. intelligence community has authority to target American citizens for assassination if they present a direct terrorist threat to the United States.

There is no article or Amendment to the Constitution authorizing such activity. We the PEOPLE may as well claim that all sovereign citizens hereby have the authority to target U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS for assassination if they present a direct threat to Constitutional liberty and fundamental human rights.

And they do. So they should consider themselves marked men living on borrowed time.

07 February, 2010

The "Green" Police

This was an ad for the new Audi "green" diesel that ran during Superbowl XLIV:

Don't believe for one moment that there aren't people out there (Al Gore, Ed Begley, Jr., etc) who weren't masturbating feverishly when this commercial ran.

This is their wettest dream ever come true. With international events like the Copenhagen Climate "summit" we are only a UN "treaty" away from the EPA being given DHS and FEMA autonomy and super-authority.

This ad is more Orwellian than 1984...

04 February, 2010

Where To Start "Fixing" the Country

From an exchange on War Rifles (note: I am not the one running for NC Delegate)

Well folks,

This used to be my primary networking board before I got hell bent on Ron Paul, and since 2007, I have done pretty much nothing but Constitutional politics.

I have a plan that could affect a restoration of the Constitutional order, peacefully and politically, but it starts in the State houses rather than the US Congress and the White House. Problem is, it is hard to convince all of these activists to pay less attention to the glamorous US Congress races, and instead pay attention to the mundane State Assembly races.

I myself am running for NC State House, with an agenda to introduce 10th Amendment State Sovereignty, Firearms Freedom, HealthCare Freedom, and Energy Marketplace Freedom acts, but with most of the focus in the movement invested at the Federal level, I am not sure how it is going to work out.

03 February, 2010

More Federal Mandates = Tyranny

Under a new FCC rule, anyone who uses a wireless microphone that operates in the 700 MHz Band will have to stop operating their wireless microphone no later than June 12, 2010.

Because the government has now seen fit to commandeer another range of radio spectrum for their own purposes, nearly every single musician I personally know (and they are legion) who owns a wireless microphone or transmitter would be forced to "trade up" or buy a new unit.

This is utter bollocks. It would cost thousands of dollars to replace the units I have.

They can go to hell. It's time to make a stand.

28 January, 2010

Roanoke Columnist On Mindless Anti-gun Rampage

Dan Casey.

To the residents of the cozy town of Roanoke, Virginia, a respected OP/ED columnist and humorist. To the patriotic and Constitutionally-minded citizens of the remaining width and breadth of the Old Dominion a self-righteous blowhard with a handful of very bitter, very misguided worshipers stumbling all over themselves to offer up their own liberty for a little slice of security.

And to top this all off, though I cannot cite specifics in his writings (I would be all day poring over his inane blatherings) I am fairly certain he is another in a long line of misguided Lincoln-worshipers who have conveniently chosen to forget that yankee armies of the usurper burned and looted our beautiful Shenandoah, murdering and raping women, children and the elderly and infirmed in order to subjugate his own likely ancestors.

16 January, 2010

My Master Is a Good Man

(Courtesy of Charles Goodson, CSA)

I am a grateful slave.
My master is a good man.
He gives me food, shelter, work and other things.
All he requires in return is that I obey him.
I am told he has the power to control my life.
I look up to him, and wish that I were so powerful.
My master must understand the world better than I,
because he was chosen by many others for his respected position.
I sometimes complain, but fear I cannot live without his help.
He is a good man.

14 January, 2010

From A Recent Exchange On FarceBook

One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence."~ Charles A. Beard
Put me on another list. I am dangerous for so many reasons, not the least of which is my penchant for holding the founders in high honour, something that NONE of Lincoln's regime has ever done.

My country has been under imperial military occupation for 144½ years. All of the self-gratifying colonialism and nation-building exercises that the empire undertakes on foreign soil and nothing for its own conscripts who wish only to be free to live their lives.

2010 is here. One election cycle is not going to overturn a century-½ of abrogation and federal intervention. Ten election cycles won't do it.