"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security ..."
White House Says It's Unconstitutional To Strike Down The NDAA
The Obama administration had some harsh words Friday after a federal judge appointed by Obama said the government doesn't have a right to indefinitely detain anyone even remotely associated with terrorist groups.
Judge Katherine B. Forrest permanently blocked the government from enforcing the National Defense Authorization Act, claiming it was too vague and would have a "chilling effect" on free speech.
Just look at who the fine moderators from the MSM for the "Agreements" are. PBS - Jim Lehrer, ABC - Martha Raddatz, CNN - Candy Crowley, & CBS - Bob Schieffer.
I just wanted to pass this on to you all, so that you know which days to not have something solid in your hands that you may want to throw at your nice televisions if you do happen to decide to watch the "Agreements" (Hard to call something a "Debate" when both people have the same policies isn't it?)
Why not get moderators that are not with ANY media organization? Maybe economics, foreign policy, domestic policy, etc. professors, or even moderators picked by a vote from the people?
A major victory is scored for jury nullification with the acquittal of felony marijuana charges – and it’s all thanks to a “straight-laced little old lady” juror and participant of the Free State Project.
Doug Darrell beat the odds and walked home from his trial as a free man on Friday, a major win for the state’s new jury nullification law. Facing felony drug cultivation charges for growing marijuana plants behind his house, the 59-year-old Rastafarian saw all of the charges against him dropped after jurors in his trial successfully convinced their peers to nullify the case on the grounds that Darrell was simply trying to obey the customs of his religion.
Following a story published in The Telegraph reporting an armada of U.S. and British ships amassing in the Persian Gulf, a top commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard warned Sunday that “nothing will remain” of Israel if his country is attacked.
“Our response to Israel is clear: I think nothing will remain of Israel (should it attack Iran). Given Israel’s small land area and its vulnerability to a massive volume of Iran’s missiles, I don’t think any spot in Israel will remain safe,” said Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafar.
He also said Iran would close down the Strait of Hormuz, strike U.S. bases in the Middle East, and withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
In celebration of the creation of the U.S. Constitution I propose we all encourage our friends and family to read, or at least discuss, the U.S. Constitution. This document lays the groundwork for a LIMITED government and I think it's important for us to get others to read and understand it.
I was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at a friend's house last Friday. They stay directly across from the US embassy. Well, around 3PM we noticed the police blocking the major road out front of the embassy which is called Jalan Tun Razak. We anticipated some demonstrations since they plastered it all over the news, so we were very curious to look out the window. But, what we saw was more interesting than we could have imagined.
The police blocked the road off for a media scrum and the most piss poor ragtag "demonstration" I have ever seen. There were approximately 8 people protesting and probably 20 photographers and media people. It was the most contrived thing I have ever seen. The photographers were getting as close as possible to the demonstrators careful not to show the reality and shallowness of the situation. To say it was pathetic is an understatement.
This reporter from Canada says something interesting.
Gary Johnson Rally sponsored by the New York University Libertarians coming up Tuesday, September 18, 2012 — 12:00pm until 2:00pm EDT. Speaking along with Gary Johnson will be Jesse Ventura Judge Andrew Napolitano and others.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
-- Thomas Jefferson
So I've been thinking a lot about the movement lately. Where do we go from here? Where do I go from here? Who do I follow? Who's the next leader? What is the best course of action? Does Ron Paul or someone else need to lead and direct us for us to keep up our momentum?
As I was pondering I came across a subject that really resonated with me. I posted this in Michael's Faction Analysis thread but thought perhaps it should be it's own thread because I'd love to hear what other people think and feel about this. Please watch this video first and the others if you have time, they're quite fascinating. Then share your thoughts. I find that it describes us, the DP, and the greater movement to a T. What do you think?
"Spontaneous Order" (4:38)
supplemental videos and thoughts:
- The No One But Paul! faction. Two subsets:
- "Ron Paul can still actually win!"
- "I can't bring myself to vote for anyone else"
- The Vote Gary Johnson faction. Also two subsets:
- GJ can actually win!
- "Let's send a message to the GOP!"
- The I'm not voting for nobody faction. "Voting is a scam, and I refuse to be anyone's monkey."
- The Vote Romney faction. "Because Ron Paul told us to stay in the GOP."
- The Vote Obama faction. "Let's really punish the GOP!"
Any others that I missed?
People say we need to "be united," but that is not true. We are all individuals and we need to follow our own paths. People say, "Ron Paul united us, so we should do what he says." But that is not true either. Ron Paul did not unite us, we all voluntarily chose to unite behind him. There is a big difference. And that difference means that there is no need to drop our individuality now. We are still all united in our love of liberty, regardless of how we choose to express it.