h/t Wes Rhiner at NC Renegade
Text of the Bill Here…
h/t Wes Rhiner at NC Renegade
Text of the Bill Here…
When the Roman Empire splintered and shattered, the modern West was born. This was a point on which another student of Byzantine history and I agreed. Where did the West originate? The Greek agorae? The Roman legions? Or the Christian monasteries?
It’s a bit of a trick question, because all contributed to the formation of our civilization. Yet the monasteries were the last critical component. It was the Church, for better or worse, that nourished the West after Rome was gone. Even in Byzantium, where the Roman state continued in some form, the Church was increasingly the light that held eastern Christians together as Islam slowly consumed its share of the Roman world. Observe the Divine Liturgy sometime and tell me that, even today, the Orthodox Christians do not mourn the loss of the old Byzantine world.
Speak to college students today, and many will tell you that the “Dark Ages” were a time of burning scientists at the stake, inquisitors conducting witch hunts, and, of course, the Crusades. Islam was the great, prosperous bastion of learning while Europe slumbered in ignorance. That such twisted history is taught in public schools and universities is beyond travesty, it’s profoundly anti-civilizational.
Pass it on.
People don’t think of Texas as a gun control state. Its reputation is clear as day, and that is pro-gun. It’s not the most pro-gun state in the nation despite the reputation as such, but it’s pro-gun, which may explain why Texas’ reaction to Sutherland Springs a year and a half ago is to clarify the law on carrying a firearm in a church.
h/t Market Ticker
Well that escalated quickly and foolishly.
First, Pelosi. Accusing Barr of criminal conduct is an instant “we’re done” in terms of cooperation. Do that with someone when you want to question them under oath and all you get from there is “I take the 5th“. And that’s not limited to Barr either; since Pelosi has thrown that out there nobody in the Administration — or previously in it — should do anything other than give name and take the 5th. Show up, erect the middle finger in the form of the 5th Amendment and then shut up. Any subpoena for a “thing” issued you fight. Voluntarily comply with nothing.
That was the dumbest thing I’ve heard someone say who claims to be “respectable” and “honorable” in my years as an adult — unless her intent was to provoke Trump into telling her — and the rest of Congress — to go to Hell. She hasn’t been the only one doing so of late either.
I wasn’t surprised to see Trump do exactly that. On the air — not on Twitter.
So here’s my nickel review: This is all clown show political nonsense…
For those of you who voted democrat and led to the losses yesterday, FUCK YOU. For those of you who couldn’t be bothered to vote, or thought that there wasn’t a satisfactory libertarian candidate, so you stayed home, FUCK YOU. For those of you who couldn’t bring yourself to stop the communists, you are a useful idiot and you deserve what is coming to you, so FUCK YOU.
You have no idea what you have done, because you are blinded by fakebook and twatter and cnn and your own self-centered greed. This is going to be a disaster that you did not contemplate, but should have. You are supporting an invasion. You are supporting the abolition of your right to defend yourself against a tyrannical government. You have just voted for a tyrannical government. You have signed the death sentence for all of us. The difference is that you will go willingly into the cattle car. We will never get there, as we will die fighting to the death against the tyranny.
You are a fucking rat on a sinking ship, and you’re gnawing holes in the side of ship. You are a bloody fucking idiot, and you deserve the bullet in the head you will most surely receive when your usefulness to the tyrants you elect has come to an end.
May God have mercy on your soul.
Freedom must be maintained, it must be protected and defended. It is an infant, a constant infant. Freedom never grows up and is able to fend for itself. It never moves out and walks its own path. Without active and violent defense, it is a meal for the circling wolves of government, of tyrants. That is a distinction without a difference as there is no government without tyranny.
I have been horrified over the past several years at how much freedom we willingly surrender. Now, we actually pay to have voice recognition recorders in our homes all for the convenience of sitting on our butts instead of getting up to dim the lights or turn on the oven. Yes, the big companies advertise these things as “smart speakers” but they are not speakers, they are listeners, monitors and if you put one of these things in your home and did not realize that they can and will listen, monitor and record your private (if there is such a thing today) conversations, God help you. If you did so knowing that you would be monitored and your conversations recorded for future reference, or subpoena, then your transition to a good comrade is complete.
The popularity of these monitors is disturbing. While there is the Third Amendment, it does not apply when we willingly bring these monitors into our homes and allow them to reside with us as much as soldier might. In fact, the whole spying apparatus of the United States, including the FBI and NSA monitoring our phones, our emails and texts are as much boarding soldiers or police within our homes as a physical presence. So, now the government has completed its total destruction of the Bill of Rights, something it has lusted after for a long time, almost since adoption.
The Third Amendment was always sort of a hold out, the one thing that seemed outdated and irrelevant only a few short years ago. Technology has brought it back into question. What does constitute the boarding of soldiers (or police) within one’s home? Is it the physical presence, or can it be when they can hear everything, see everything and know everything that is going on inside without actually having to be present? I would suggest that they are present if they can know all that occurs.
But, it doesn’t really matter, so many other “rights” have been violated and relegated to the trash heap of history on the off chance that the police will intervene to save lives, as if that were their purpose in the beginning. They have always been there to protect the elites, so the government could impose any sanction it deemed necessary to its purposes of subjugation, but this has only lately become undeniable. For many decades the average working stiff could avoid any contact, any interference from the brutal overlords simply by making money, paying taxes and obeying the law. Not anymore.
There is a difference between a republic that seeks to maintain order and a Soviet-style police state that seeks to establish control and we have slipped from one to the other in the past two hundred years. There are all sorts of intellectual haggling that can go on as to when it started, probably with Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt or Wilson, but somewhere along the line it happened and it is now in full swing with our own Stasi and our own Bolsheviks, our own deep-state coups and who knows for sure how far back that goes?
Personally, I have been waiting for the collapse since 2008, but somehow they keep propping up this corpse of a republic, slapping on some makeup and taping the eyelids open for longer than that. They parade it around like a martyred saint or something, but it is time for it to just die and be buried with what little dignity it has left.
Over the past several months I have been making personal contact with many of you out there, former readers of this blog and people active in their areas trying to make that personal connection to several other groups so that when the time comes there is a means to coalesce. It may never be necessary or even possible, but it is what I can do right now to preserve the memory of the Infant Freedom. Somewhere along the timeline we all become freedom fighters, or die and leave this communist system to indulge its own craving for blood. But, as long as I have family to protect and ideals to promote, I will always be out there somewhere, trying.