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They want you to feel helpless

Too often I hear, "What are we to do? They are so powerful."

Would you like to know why they are so powerful? They are so powerful because too many people believe they are powerful. Without the participation of the people, the tyrants in Washington are nothing more than drunk suits sitting in marble buildings with tacky antiquated architecture bitching that no one listens to their edicts.

Personally, I am glad that Rand Paul has been making headway with the populace. Educating people about liberty - which Rand mostly stands for based on his words - is certainly a noble and necessary cause. However - even if he were to get elected - how much will get done towards liberty once they (attempt to) assassinate him like they did Reagan? Think he'll still be as motivated towards pursuing liberty?

The world is a dynamic place. As situations change, those in power are constantly adapting affected plans to continue their march towards visions of their ideal scientific dictatorship - where medications mask individual desires for the sake of running a well-oiled slavery machine from which they can extract sustenance and wealth.

The tyrants depend on others to be the cogs in their envisaged machine. Without the participation of others, they would be reduced to individuals forced to sustain themselves.

There is nothing special about the tyrants. They are human. Largely, the American Revolution embodied this realization. Divine right does not exist. Every man is equal before the laws of nature.

If people continue to follow their edicts, they are doing nothing more than helping to ensure the enslavement of future generations. Do you want your children and grandchildren to be free? Is it worth taking a stand now? Or, should the can be kicked further down the road?

No violence is required. The system will tear itself apart - if only the People will withdraw their participation and support.

The tyrants' power only exists because enough of you think it exists.

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Best post

One of the best posts on here that I have seen in a long time! It brings to mind one of Larken Rose's videos:

Thanks! And, I enjoyed the video...

I wish Larken would have asked the fellow that raised his voice in favor of the State - "When was the last time the police prevented a crime?" Last I checked, the police responded to crimes after they occur - not before.

It's been pointed out a lot - even by Ron Paul on occasion - that if drugs were legalized tomorrow, would everyone go out and immediately shoot up heroin? In the same way, if the State ceased to exist tomorrow, everyone would not become thieves and murderers. Such behaviors have much more to do with upbringing and environmental influences than they have to do with the mere presence of the police.

All well and good, except for the observation of some captain

of industry who commented about some labor strikers at his plant: "I could hire half of them to kill the other half."

Leges sine moribus vanae

from your fingertips...

to Gods Ipad.

Stellar message.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul



Just stand up and say

NO!!!!! As it says in the Eagles song "So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains And we never even know we have the key."

Visualize liberty among nations

be the change you wish to see

song: Never Lay Down
artist: Danny I
album: To Your Majesty

They are powerful, because we

They are powerful, because we believe they're powerful. But the reason we believe they're powerful, is because they're powerful.

They were powerful before we believed them to be so. And if I stopped believing in their power, I would feel it soon enough with consequences. So the reason they are powerful is because they're powerful.

If we all signed up and agreed to pretend they weren't powerful for a week, you'd have a revolution for sure. And if we all agreed tomorrow to build a giant sculpture of John Jay (the DP member, not the president) in the middle of Yellowstone park, there would indeed be such a monument, and a grand monument it would be, like the bearded image of a young Zeus.

The question is how do you get everyone to do that, when to do so without everyone else is risky. Just promoting the tired old chain letter strategy that we just need to convince ten other people each is not progress toward a real solution.

No, Bill3 gets it wrong again

"They are powerful".. no they are not...they are an illusion.. they are you... you are locking yourself up. It is amazing that somehow you keep posting, even though you can't put together a cohesive argument to save your life.

"how do you get everyone to do that"

No one can get everyone to do anything.

All a person can do is stand against tyranny and be vocal as hell about it, and at this juncture in history, it is a good time to do it. Right now, we have the momentum with respect to popular opinion - not the tyrants. The opportunity has presented itself.

Jail serves three squares.

I'm with you, revolutions

I'm with you, revolutions happen when people are willing to rot in jail. I was just curious about the how of it. If there was a lot more unemployment and less entertainment, the task would be much easier. Of course, revolutions don't do much besides make crime respectable for a short period. Good post!

Nature is always fair...

It matters little if we perceive it to be or not. Nature operates in order to maintain homeostasis of the collaborative and communicative. It really cares little if we are here or not and it will see to it we aren't if we don't wake up!

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

I completely disagree

The concept of "just ignore them and they go away" is the dumbest idea ever pushed on the liberty movement, and is so backwards to liberty I almost think its the globalists pushing it.

If they are silencing national figures in plain site of everyone else, do you not think they will turn their hand on us if we started ignoring them?

The only thing that holds this nation together, is our participation. When the peoples will stops being told, they will take it upon themselves to do whatever they wish. As little REAL representation we have left, we still control a LOT. Most people do not realize how many abominations are stopped on the senate floor.

People think our republic failed, they fail to realize that all other forms of governments would have failed FAR sooner, this includes anarchy. This is why the republic was chosen, not because it was the best or most popular. They chose it because out of all other forms, the people retained control the longest. Those in "power" must present they evil as the will of the people, or there will be public outcry. In a republic, everything must be sold to the populace, why do you think Obama is so hated right now? Democrats could actually love him still, if he didn't act like he was a king. Even the Democrats know he's wrong and are distancing themselves from him.

97% of people were fine with a british king ruling and dictating our land rights from across the sea. 97%!! You are going to sit there and tell me, that if those 3% didn't try and stop them, just ignored them, just pretended they didn't exist, that the tyrants would simply go away....

No my friend....You are either a coward or a fool. You will do nothing but hand them victory.

Continue to Participate is a Fool's Journey

The only thing that ongoing participation in the ruse of national political elections is the furtherance of decline in economic opportunity, personal wealth and property rights.

Do you actually believe the government gives a hoot about honoring their constitutional oath to protect the freedoms and liberties of the American people? The politicians in Washington are controlled by the lobbyist syndicate whose agenda is to enrich themselves by enslaving the people with more and more debt. How many examples do you need to be reminded of before your eyes open to the truth?

Many citizens demanded from the government over the years not to bail out:
1. Fannie Mae
2. Freddie Mac
3. The bankrupt commercial banks
4. General Motors

And on and on. Did they listen? No. They acted solely to promote their own self-serving interests and not those of the people.

The republic of yesteryear is gone, it can't be saved. We must start over and can only occur when people stop giving the elitists the scepter of power by engaging in a political system that has been perverted by avarice and lust for unbridled power.

A coward or a fool?

It is my policy not to engage name-callers, Anthony.

However, your statistics are quite a bit off regarding the supporters of separation from the British - quite a bit off.

Be more cordial, and I'd be happy to have a discussion.

I was not calling names

I was describing your actions.

Coward - : someone who is too afraid to do what is right or expected

Fool - a person who lacks good sense or judgment

I was not name calling at all, to do so would imply I used the words carelessly. I will engage in polite conversation if you want, however.

What is right? What is expected?

Is it right to comply with tyrannical laws? It certainly is expected.

If you are expected to kowtow to the State, are you a coward if you don't do so?

Is it good judgment to submit to a government that is out of control?

Every man is equal before the law of nature?

I don't think so. Life isn't fair, nature isn't fair.

If you and Obama jump off a cliff at the same time...

which one of you will hit the ground first?

I never said anything about fair. A lot isn't fair. It isn't fair that I don't have $10 million dollars.

It's not who wins the race to the bottom, but how you fall

Maslow's hierarchy of needs

The "natural law" argument is weak because it's not a scoentific law, but a "discovered" law (invented to serve an agenda).

Newton discovered (partially) the law of gravity...


we break the law of gravity all the time

laws were made to be broken.

The law of "nature" is the same as the law of the jungle, might makes right.


Can I borrow your anti-gravity boots sometime?

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

I wouldn't be surprised

if you owned a pair of those

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

Exactly, Withdraw Your Consent

How hard is it to say, 'No'? Power can only come from the masses accepting the rules that are set down by others without our approval. Our only rational course of action is to not grant the plutocrats the legitimacy and credibility they must have in order to continue on with the charade of representative government.

Everyone on the Daily Paul knows this yet there has been so much discussion about the next election, the next, 'hope for a new beginning'. But the new beginning can not occur if we are forced to use the same rigged electoral system that benefits the political party organization's status quo and the lobbyist syndicate behind them that controls Washington.

The congress, presidency and the federal judiciary is awash in corruption; the walls of the republic are too rotted to repair. It must be cleared away completely before the foundations of freedom and liberty can be rebuilt. To believe that supporting this or that federal candidate or incumbent is lunacy. Nothing of substance will change unless, 'We the People' take the reins of governance back into our own hands and forge a new destiny for ourselves.

Either refuse to vote in national elections or write in NOTA (None of the Above) on the ballot. That is the only way to restore our individual sovereignty as Americans.

i am not helpless...

i have liberty and a burning desire for freedom inside of me....

Albert Camus — 'The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.'

Empowering works!

That reminds me of the latest interview recording between Luke from WeAreChange and Dr Rima http://paduraru.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/wearechange-wehavet...

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Everything is economic

I suspect you're preaching to the choir here.

But I'm also afraid these wanna-be tyrants you mentioned do get most of their actual power from their dependents, especially.

Via the same old damaging thing, yet again - keyword : demagoguery.

What can we do against it? Maybe find non-forceful ways to reduce the number of their dependents, by helping those to emancipate themselves thanks to freedom-based, voluntary solutions we know of?

For a beautiful, quite uncommon/unexpected example:


I believe everything is economic in the end, in its broadest sense.

For better or for worse.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius


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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.
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