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ImmiGREAT!

In Civil Liberties, Economics, Immigration, Personal Responsibility, Police State, Politics on June 29, 2007 at 9:22 pm

Border wall boondoggle: even dumber than I thought!


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So a gaggle of right-wing racists and faux libertarians want to build a wall on the border. They are going to “secure” the borders. Nice.

So what does securing the borders mean? Well, one taste of it is that the historic right of Americans to cross into Canada or Mexico without a passport is gone. To travel you have to a government document giving you permission to do so. You can see why I think the “libertarians” who support this measure are not really libertarians at all.

And they want to build a big wall on the Mexican border. Also nice. Real nice. (You do know I’m being sarcastic.)

Since the United States was founded (and before) the borders with Canada and Mexico were never “secure”. Never. So the communities developed often without regard of that imaginary line in the dirt.

Now the authoritarians want “secure borders” and that means problems. It doesn’t mean problems for would-be terrorists. After all the 9/11 criminals didn’t cross the border illegally. They came in with government permission. They had passports and the US government said to them: “Welcome to America. Want some flying lessons?”

No one came in through Canada or Mexico. They didn’t cross the borders but flew in and handed over their permission slips to the hall monitors at the airports. They were roaming around killing people because they passed government security and had state permission to be in the US. You would think the government would look at how they approve would-be terrorists to enter the US. Instead Americans are being forced to get passports to spend a few hours shopping in Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »

Aaron Russo: Down But Not Out!

In Libertarian on June 15, 2007 at 12:10 am

Aaron Russo is truly an American hero. His movie has inspired millions to take a stand against some of the most controversial acts of our time. I got an e-mail tonight about Aaron’s declining health:

Greetings,

As you may have heard, Aaron Russo has resigned his position as the
head of America: Freedom to Fascism and Restore the Republic in order
to focus on personal health concerns regarding his battle with cancer.
He wishes to maintain complete focus on getting well and has therefore
entrusted Gary Franchi, National Director, as the head of these
organizations. Along with Samuel Anthony Ettaro, National Media
Director and Ilona Blakely, his Press Secretary, Mr. Franchi and the
growing national team will continue both organizations as true to Mr.
Russo’s vision as possible.

We are asking the members of our organizations to contribute to a fund
drive effort to raise money for Mr. Franchi to join Aaron in California
and establish his wishes through a personal visit.

Please visit http://www.restoretherepublic.com and use the paypal link on
the site to contribute to this effort. Any funds above the cost of
the expenses for the trip will go toward our general fund for continued
growth and operation.

Please, send get well wishes to Aaron here:
http://restoretherepublic.com/forum/index.php?board=85.0

We thank you for your support.

Yours in Freedom and Truth,
Gary Franchi
RTR National Director
NationalDirector@restoretherepublic.com

I was Russo’s Scheduling Coordinator when he ran for the LP Presidential nomination back in 2004. No matter what happens to Aaron, we must keep his DREAM alive and fight the atrocities that keep America from being free. Get better soon buddy! n197001261_204592.jpg

Immigration hysteria + “Fair” tax = Police State USSA

In Big Brother, Civil Liberties, Communism, Constitutional Rights, Fraud, History, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Police State, Taxation, Terrorism, War on June 1, 2007 at 4:22 pm

UPDATE 6/2: Claire Wolfe reports that current employees will also have to apply for government permission to keep their jobs.

Recently, I wrote about how immigration hysteria being used as an excuse for rise of a US police state.

Here, Mark Yannone documents some of the proposed mechanics of this connection are being put together. Like me, Yannone believes that the Trojan horse of a fraudulent “fair” tax will also be a key building block of this disturbing development. This guy, this guy, or maybe this one could easily be the perfect candidate to put the finishing touches on a domestic system of fascism.

Makes a lot of sense, except for this picture of ol’ Kris Kristofferson. What’s he got to do with it?

UnemployedStop the Experiment

by Mark Yannone

Half in jest, I’ve long referred to employment regulation as government’s attempt to make employment illegal. Legislation like the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 makes the federal government’s desire for complete control over our lives more evident than ever.

By ignoring existing immigration law for years, the law enforcement failure—in conjunction with welfare programs and other socialist policies—has helped to produce conditions that make Soviet-style control of its citizens a more palatable “solution” to the government-engineered problems associated with illegal immigration.

Is this draconian legislation the last straw for those who assert their inalienable right to earn a living without government interference? Maybe . . . if it were rigorously enforced. But it could never be fully enforced as long as we have cash. So, once again, Americans will have to surrender more freedom for the sake of the success of a government program. When our money is 100 percent digital, enforcement will be fairly easy, except where barter is used. Barter will include what was previously considered legitimate money: gold and silver coins. Of course, such transactions will have to be outlawed, but they won’t stop. Barterers who are discovered will lose their assets and what remains of their freedom to teach the rest of us that such behavior is ill-advised.

The final step in the system will be the implementation of the world’s most controlling system of taxation, currently referred to as the FairTax, a 30 percent national sales tax that will require everyone to receive a monthly living allowance from the federal government, transferred electronically into their bank accounts (as long as the citizen remains compliant).

The economy in such a government-controlled society cannot thrive. As it deteriorates, law enforcement will grow increasingly difficult and expensive, so the measures used will become extreme. Given the history of mankind, we can expect these enforcement tools to include labor camps and extermination. And if you think that can’t happen in our system of government then you must have missed the National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive from the White House.

The world is a living laboratory. The experiments outlined here have already been performed, and the results were all negative. They don’t need to be repeated, and you don’t need to continue to live as a lab rat.

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Immigration hysteria being used as an excuse for rise of US police state

In Civil Liberties, Communism, Constitutional Rights, George Bush, History, Immigration, Nanny State, Police State, Terrorism on May 17, 2007 at 4:32 pm


“And he causes all, both great and small, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark” (Rev.13:16-17)

Earlier we reported that the illegal immigration hysteria is being used to justify the construction of an American gulag, which has been the subject of plans for rounding up large numbers of Americans, not just immigrants.

In addition to SS numbers, as well as walls such as the one Bushling wants on the border with Mexico, and concentration camps, police states are well known for requiring their subjects to carry their papers and produce them on demand.

Immigration is being used as an excuse to implement this same system in America.

Homeland Stupidity reports:

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Let Freedom Grow! for 05/06/07

In Civil Liberties, Libertarian, Libertarian Party-US, Politics on May 7, 2007 at 8:22 am

In this week’s “radio address” Steve Kubby discusses the essential difference between himself and some of those other presidential candidates:

If you’ve been following the Democratic and Republican debates, you’ve probably noticed by now that the candidates are possessed of an astonishing variety of ideas for running your life. Whether it’s “national ID,” “universal health care,” “protecting children from violence on television” or what have you, these candidates have made it clear that they believe the proper function of government is to care for you from cradle to grave — and police your every action from the time you get out of bed in the morning to the time you crawl back into bed at night … not to mention who you crawl into bed with or what you do there with them.

As a Libertarian, I have a very different view of government’s role. Government’s proper function is to protect your rights, not to run your life. And as a candidate for president, my prospective job would not be to police you — it would be to police your government

Tune in for more:

More States Reject Real ID Act

In Big Brother, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Rights, Libertarian, Nanny State, Police State, Politics on April 19, 2007 at 8:28 pm

Is it Aaron Russo’s movie that should get credit for this or maybe people in these states have the common sense to do the honorable thing to reject such unconstitutional legislation. Both governors of Montana and Washington this week have signed bills reject the Real ID Act

The Washington state bill is part of a growing rebellion against an expensive federal mandate that the American Civil Liberties Union says would threaten personal privacy. The new state law says Washington will not implement the new Real ID system unless: Uncle Sam foots the bill, the government takes steps to ensure that privacy and data security concerns are addressed and the system doesn’t place unreasonable costs or record keeping burdens on the average citizen.”This is another unfunded mandate from the federal government and, even worse, it doesn’t protect the privacy of the citizens of Washington,” Gregoire said in signing the bill.”Washington will not spend the $250 million without a guarantee of privacy and federal funds to help fund it.” Montana’s law blocks the state from implementing the national rules.

There already is a list of unfunded mandates that the state have to comply with including the No Child Left Behind Act. The federal government and their over-bloated debt and budgets have shifted these costs to the states in order to pay for a police action over in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »