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If ponies rode men and if grass ate the cows ~

There is a persistent rumor suggesting that as the British army surrendered after the Battle of Yorktown, they played a song called "The World Turned Upside-Down". According to Dennis Montgomery, no one knows for sure. Perhaps not, but I love the lyrics that might have been played by the defeated redcoats.

If buttercups buzz'd after the bee
If boats were on land, churches on sea
If ponies rode men and if grass ate the cows
And cats should be chased into holes by the mouse
If the mamas sold their babies
To the Gypsies for half a crown
If summer were spring
And the other way 'round
Then all the world would be upside down!

I share the dizzying disbelief the British soldiers apparently had after being beaten by a disorganized, upstart rebellion. Earlier this month my good friend, Bernard von NotHaus, was convicted of counterfeiting, and accused of "a unique form of domestic terrorism". It is now my firmly held belief that our government officials are certifiably crazy, and that our world has been turned upside-down. Allow me to explain.

http://www.constitutionpreservation.org/articles/march-3-201...

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Not going quietly

Here is a copy of the letter going out to my nominal delegate to the House today, just slightly edited to palliate my paranoia.

Mrs Schmidt,

To begin, I copy the e-mail that I sent to Mr Thomas Ascik, Assistant US Attorney in Statesville, North Carolina:

Attn Thomas Ascik:

I hereby certify that I am the bearer of Liberty Dollar warehouse receipts and an interested party in any forfeiture action regarding my property. I demand the return of my property or its fair market value in a timely manner and to be informed with sufficient time to reply to any and all actions until my property is returned. In addition to the ability to redeem my warehouse receipts as originally agreed, I am also out the six hundred Federal Reserve Dollars that I sent to Liberty Dollar in November of 2007, just as your accomplices were seizing our property in violation of the 1st, 4th, and 5th Amendments, as well as of decency, courtesy, and human conscience.

At this point I would very much prefer the twenty five ounces of silver for which I paid, plus the hundred ounces of copper, though I suppose at this point, since you people have me both out-gunned and out-numbered, I may well have to settle for far less than justice.

I can be contacted by return e-mail, or by surface mail or by telephone

I am eager for your response, and I remain, in spite of the evidence, relentlessly optimistic.

While I indeed tend toward optimism in my life, I am not unaware of the great indifference to injustice that often permeates our culture and our governmental institutions. One such example is the egregious assault on Liberty Dollar and the ridiculous charge of “counterfeiting” against Bernard von NotHaus.

For the years that I was pleased to be associated with the Liberty Dollar organization I have never been given cause to complain until the FBI seized my property in November of 2007, nor have I received any complaints from vendors whose one ounce Ten and Twenty Liberty Dollar pieces have since appreciated to a current metallic wholesale content of thirty-seven (Incredible Shrinking) Federal Reserve Dollars.

I have appealed to President Obama, as a human being and as a student of the Constitution and as an advocate of social justice, to immediately pardon Bernard von NotHaus and to direct the Justice and Treasury Departments to return all impounded properties.

Of course, while the Congress may have no authority to pardon, they can nevertheless bring much to bear in the way of inquiry and subpoena power.

I look forward to a timely and just resolution to this assault on privacy, property, and freedom of expression.

I thank you for your attention to this matter, and I invite you to contact me at your convenience.

Professor Bernardo de la Paz

Cc: Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Robert Portman
President Barack Obama

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Good luck Professor!

I have a feeling you you may be in the running =D

The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

Well, I entered a graphic

because sometimes "art" is all I can get out.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd93/butterflybreakfast/D...

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Nice!

I have an 'art' project too =D
I just may not get it finished in time, good luck!

"Save Bernard and turn the world right side up!"
~Michael Badnarik

The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

Mike looks great!

Has he been working out, or what?

Oh, and dearheart, link to site?

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West of 89
a novel of another america
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/161155#longdescr

Wait a minute

what? Oh Mikey shrunk, yeah. Link to site?

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Link to article up there but

This is probably what you need :)

http://www.constitutionpreservation.org/constitution-preserv...

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

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A good, simple, clear concept;

nice idea.

This is the part I thought DPer's would jump on:

"It is finally time for the entire American population to stand up and resist this tyranny which is based on fraud and blatant misdirection. I want each of you to write letters to your state and federal representatives. Tell them why Bernard must be acquitted, and why the Federal Reserve must finally be eliminated and dismantled. I plan to post my letters on my website later this week. I would appreciate it if you would send me a copy of your letter(s) so I know how many of you took action to save Bernard and turn the world right side up. If I get at least fifteen different letters, I will pick the best one and send you THREE silver Liberty Dollars. One denominated $10, another stamped $20, and another showing $50. That way you can show your friends how much Federal Reserve Notes have been devalued over the last decade alone. Remember. the only thing necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing."

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Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Hessians love German Music.

Hessians Under English Command were Defeated by Americans...

    If the Hessians sold their service
    To the Yankees for half a crown
    If English were fall,
    And the other way 'round

Perhaps the English officers present played an English song or two. Perhaps it was best that way; the English singing in German might have been more than the Hessian mercenaries could stand.

THE HESSIANS, THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN OF 1781

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

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