Tuesday, March 2, 2010

To Restore A Nation - 4 Key Principles

Independent Ralph Nader, Green Cynthia McKinney, Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin and Ron Paul agreed on the following four key principles:

Foreign Policy: The Iraq War must end as quickly as possible with removal of all our soldiers from the region. We must initiate the return of our soldiers from around the world, including Korea, Japan, Europe and the entire Middle East. We must cease the war propaganda, threats of a blockade and plans for attacks on Iran, nor should we re-ignite the cold war with Russia over Georgia. We must be willing to talk to all countries and offer friendship and trade and travel to all who are willing. We must take off the table the threat of a nuclear first strike against all nations.

Privacy: We must protect the privacy and civil liberties of all persons under US jurisdiction. We must repeal or radically change the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the FISA legislation. We must reject the notion and practice of torture, eliminations of habeas corpus, secret tribunals, and secret prisons. We must deny immunity for corporations that spy willingly on the people for the benefit of the government. We must reject the unitary presidency, the illegal use of signing statements and excessive use of executive orders.

The National Debt: We believe that there should be no increase in the national debt. The burden of debt placed on the next generation is unjust and already threatening our economy and the value of our dollar. We must pay our bills as we go along and not unfairly place this burden on a future generation.

The Federal Reserve: We seek a thorough investigation, evaluation and audit of the Federal Reserve System and its cozy relationships with the banking, corporate, and other financial institutions. The arbitrary power to create money and credit out of thin air behind closed doors for the benefit of commercial interests must be ended. There should be no taxpayer bailouts of corporations and no corporate subsidies. Corporations should be aggressively prosecuted for their crimes and frauds.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Establishment Strikes Again.

TIME mag arrived - Jeffrey Sachs claims that in order to tame the deficit the federal gov't needs to further micromanage the local economies/gov'ts. It is predictable, and unfortunately it's how the Ruling Parties "compromise", as it's merely the next logical step for aspiring statists. Privacy? Freedom? That's so passe... "WE" know how to rule in this day and age & "WE" were just waiting for the right "crisis".

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sound money in America: A solution

"The #1 goal of monetary reform ought to be to get the government out of the money and banking business."
~ Gary North
What is Money? Part 9: Monetary Reform

Monday, August 3, 2009

Albert Jay Nock - Class Analysis

lewrockwell.com link
Our Enemy, The State

"If we look beneath the surface of our public affairs, we can discern one fundamental fact, namely: a great redistribution of power between society and the State. This is the fact that interests the student of civilization. He has only a secondary or derived interest in matters like price-fixing, wage-fixing, inflation, political banking, 'agricultural adjustment,' and similar items of State policy that fill the pages of newspapers and the mouths of publicists and politicians. All these can be run up under one head. They have an immediate and temporary importance, and for this reason they monopolize public attention, but they all come to the same thing; which is, an increase of State power and a corresponding decrease of social power."

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Prof. Gates? Victim of Racism?

i still place this incident under police abuse. the evidence of racism isn't known to be the case (as of yet), and even if it was, police abuse and the misuse of power/authority would still remain.

it's totally false to claim that only black people are harassed by the police. but whatever. for those fighting racism i can't stand in their way if they feel the need to fight the good fight in that respect. racism is stupid, and, all in all, this issue is merely a subset of the statist-collectivist mindset.

A couple links: Police Brutality Blog, Liberty & Power Blog

The best piece yet on this story of injustice.

Friday, July 24, 2009

War and Praxeology w/ Scott Horton and Roderick Long

Little Alex in Wonderland Radio @ Blogtalkradio

It’s long. 2 hours. Scott for the first half. Song. Then Long to finish.

Good stuff. Highly recommended.

Scott Horton’s blog TheStressBlog

Roderick Long’s blog austro-athenian empire

Friday, June 5, 2009

US-Israeli Relations under fire?

The USS Liberty survivors are big on getting the truth out about what actually happened that otherwise beautiful day in June 1967.
[Rep. Devin Nunes] said, “The government has kept this quiet I think for too long, and I felt as my constituent [Navy Seaman Terry Halbardier] needed to get recognized for the services he made to his country.”

..When USS Liberty Captain McGonagle received his award, the White House .. was all booked up, it seems, and President Johnson .. was unavailable.

..Is it too much to hope that the example set by Nunes may embolden other lawmakers to right the wrongs done to their Liberty-veteran constituents .. to chip away at what’s left of the cover-up?

The Israelis know that Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mullen knows that the attack on the Liberty was deliberate...Olmert might mount some kind of provocation involving Iran. Perhaps President Obama should send Adm. Mullen back to Israel.

Radio interview here: Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the John F. Kennedy administration to that of George H. W. Bush.

Our 11th President:
..nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.

..Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. But that jealousy to be useful must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defense against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.

The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop..

..It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world; so far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it; for let me not be understood as capable of patronizing infidelity to existing engagements. I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. I repeat it, therefore, let those engagements be observed in their genuine sense. But, in my opinion, it is unnecessary and would be unwise to extend them.

Taking care always to keep ourselves by suitable establishments on a respectable defensive posture, we may safely trust to temporary alliances for extraordinary emergencies.

Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest. But even our commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand; neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences....There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion, which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.

George Washington's Farewell Address 1796