Who are you supporting in the current crop of would-be GOP tyrants?

Posted By on July 30, 2015

Natural rights are everlasting and belong to everyone. They do not change or end on the whim of a tyrant or a group of tyrants.

Many who wear the mantle “Republican” or consider themselves “conservative” have no real understanding of natural rights. Proof of this is found in the Republican Party’s worship of Abraham Lincoln and support for his war to prevent secession, also known as the War of Northern Aggression or, in its sanitized-for-mass-consumption-and-mass-indoctrination term, the Civil War.

In “The Rights of the Colonists: The Report of the Committee of Correspondence to the Boston Town Meeting,” Samuel Adams wrote:

Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature.

All men have a right to remain in a state of nature as long as they please; and in case of intolerable oppression, civil or religious, to leave the society they belong to, and enter into another.

When men enter into society, it is by voluntary consent; and they have a right to demand and insist upon the performance of such conditions and previous limitations as form an equitable original compact.

Every natural right not expressly given up, or, from the nature of a social compact, necessarily ceded, remains.

In short, it is the greatest absurdity to suppose it in the power of one, or any number of men, at the entering into society, to renounce their essential natural rights, or the means of preserving those rights; when the grand end of civil government, from the very nature of its institution, is for the support, protection, and defence of those very rights; the principal of which, as is before observed, are Life, Liberty, and Property. If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave.

It was this concept that Thomas Jefferson drew upon when he penned in the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

We are now entering a new political season. The candidates from the two-headed, single-party monster lording over the District of Criminals are trying to win your vote with platitudes, pomposity and promises of more federal largess and war.

Before attaching yourself to a candidate, ask yourself one question: What will he or she do to preserve and defend your natural rights? In other words, where does that candidate stand on such things as:

  • Offensive wars?
  • Drone attacks on Americans — here and abroad?
  • NSA, DHS, FBI, etc. spying on Americans?
  • The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court?
  • TSA airline passenger fondling?
  • TSA checkpoints?
  • Federal regulations infringing on banking and credit card privacy?
  • The Federal Reserve?
  • Unconstitutional government agencies and their “regulations?”
  • Overreaching federal judges and Supreme Court justices?
  • Laws extending beyond the government’s enumerated powers?
  • Securing the borders?
  • Amnesty for illegals?
  • The Patriot Act.
  • The National Defense Authorization Act, particularly its indefinite detention provisions?
  • The IRS?
  • Gun laws?
  • Gay marriage?
  • Globalism and the New World Order?
  • Assaults on religious liberty?
  • Abortion?
  • The faux “War on Drugs?”
  • The growing increasingly militarized police state (our standing army, the bane of liberty)?

All of these are assaults on the natural rights of man. All of these are assaults on liberty. If your candidate is not discussing them or you do not know where he or she stands on them, why are you considering voting for him or her?

The current Republican field — and virtually all of the Republican establishment, for that matter — abide, passively support or endorse all or almost all of these things in one form or another.

Find me a candidate who vows to end these things, preserve liberty and shrink government, and I’ll show you a candidate worthy of support. Until then, it’s all Kabuki theater.

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Ted Cruz calls Mitch McConnell a liar

Posted By on July 30, 2015

Forget about the fireworks on the campaign trail. This past week, things were more incendiary — and more interesting — in Washington, D.C.

The fireworks began when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced plans to call for a vote on resurrecting the Export-Import Bank. Previous efforts to extend this New Deal-era subsidy program for big business had failed, and the agency’s authorization expired on June 30.

But as Ronald Reagan pointed out, the closest thing to eternal life is a government program. Rather than let the Ex-Im Bank stay dead, McConnell said he would call an unusual Sunday session to vote on resurrecting it.

That was all it took for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to go ballistic. He didn’t mince words. He took to the Senate floor on Friday and blasted McConnell:

What we just saw today was an absolute demonstration that not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again, was a simple lie. … Well, we now know that when the majority leader looks us in the eyes and makes an explicit commitment that he is willing to say things that he knows are false.

That was too much for the powers that be in Washington. When the Senate session began on Sunday, Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the president pro tempore, issued the following warning:

“The chair reminds all senators of the following paragraph from Rule 19 of the Standing Rules of the Senate … ‘No senator in debate shall directly or indirectly by any form of words impute to another senator or to other senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a senator.’”

Hatch went on to condemn any member who would use the Senate “as a tool to advance personal ambitions, a venue to promote political campaigns, and even a vehicle to enhance fund-raising efforts, all at the expense of proper functioning of this body.” Although Hatch didn’t mention Cruz by name, everyone knew who he was talking about. And just to make sure, the liberal media pounded it home repeatedly.

Yeah, I guess calling your Senate leader a liar could be considered “unbecoming.” Cruz, however, was unrepentant. He rose on Sunday and told the assembled senators, “I would note that it is entirely consistent with decorum and with the nature of this body traditionally as the world’s greatest deliberative body to speak the truth.”

In that Sunday session, we got a classic example of what McConnell and his allies consider the “proper functioning” of the Senate. First, they voted by 67-26 to resurrect the Export-Import Bank. Some 24 Republican senators joined their Democrat colleagues in voting “aye.”

By the way, the approval wasn’t of a standalone bill, but of an amendment to a highway bill that both sides agree must be approved by the end of July. This procedure meant that conservatives in the Senate couldn’t filibuster to prevent its passage.

In other words, the skids were greased to make sure the Ex-Im Bank would be resurrected. But conservatives weren’t allowed to use the same technique to further their goals.

At the same time it approved the Export-Import Bank, the Senate rejected an amendment by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that would have ended federal funding of Planned Parenthood. It defeated one by Cruz that would have blocked the lifting of sanctions on Iran until the country recognized the state of Israel and released American prisoners from its jails. And it also rejected an amendment that would have led to a procedural vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

So once again, conservatives got nothing. Or as Cruz put it, “Unfortunately, the way the current Senate leadership operates, there is one party, the Washington party.”

He’s absolutely right. Merely electing a majority of Republicans in the Senate (and keeping one in the House) isn’t enough if the leaders won’t fight for conservative principles.

We will never begin to turn things around so long as McConnell serves as Senate majority leader. Let’s make replacing him a key goal for 2016.

Until next time, keep some powder dry.

–Chip Wood

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Donald Trump’s mouth is a nuclear weapon

Posted By on July 30, 2015

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty®. The biased, clueless liberal mainstream media are in shock and awe. They have no idea why so many Americans love Donald Trump. But the answer is so simple and clear. Just ask any conservative. Trump is a breath of fresh air. Trump is the answer to what ails America, simply because he kills two birds with one stone.

America has two big problems. America is under attack by a vicious one-two combination. America has been ruined by two parties. And Trump’s mouth solves both problems. Trump’s mouth is a nuclear weapon.

Democrats clearly hate American exceptionalism, capitalism, entrepreneurship and Judeo-Christian values. They hate business owners (see “You didn’t build that”) and blame American patriotism, white people, business owners and Christians for every problem in the world today.

The Democratic Party is riddled with socialists, Marxists and communists hell-bent on “fundamentally changing America.” The Democratic Party is filled with:

  • Frauds (see Obama, Jonathan Gruber and the lies used to sell Obamacare),
  • Traitors (see Obama, John Kerry and the new Iran nuclear treaty),
  • Thieves and con men (see Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation),
  • Reckless wasters of taxpayer money (see Obama’s Kenya trip that cost us over $50 million dollars for one day in a country that offers America nothing),
  • And outright criminals (see Clinton’s upcoming criminal investigation over her 32,000 deleted emails — some of them classified — and Obama’s use of the IRS to target, persecute and even attempt to imprison political opponents and critics).

But the GOP may be worse. If there’s anything worse than evil, it’s pathos. The GOP leadership is riddled with cowards; wimps; and naïve, feckless, country club powder puffs who have no clue how to fight back against the Democrats’ ruining America and destroying our children’s future with debt. Yes, Democrats are ruining America and destroying our children’s future. But Republicans are standing by helplessly, scared, petrified, allowing it to happen.

I suspect many of the Republican leaders in Washington are either being bribed or blackmailed. Exhibit A is Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. These guys are all either bought and paid for or someone is holding a gun to their heads (along with a photo of them in bed doing something shocking). Don’t believe me? See Dennis Hastert.

They are all doing something morally wrong or breaking some law, and Obama’s partners in the NSA and IRS are always watching.

America is being lost because the GOP is bringing knives to a gunfight. The only way to save America is to bring a nuclear weapon to a gun fight.

And Trump’s mouth is a nuclear weapon.

It’s time to stop being “nice.” Nice is OK for playing golf with Muffy at the country club. But nice doesn’t work in politics. Nice guys finish last in politics. Nice is getting our country ruined. Nice is killing middle-class jobs. Nice is wiping out middle-class incomes. Nice has led to negative GDP growth. Nice has led to more businesses closing than opening each day for the first time in America’s history.

Nice has left the border wide open to an illegal alien invasion, the bankruptcy of America and a terrorist attack like 9/11.

Nice has led to disaster and disgrace all over the globe. The world no longer has any respect for, or fear of, America. We are in decline and disarray. We are headed for collapse and disaster.

Into this crisis steps “the nuclear mouth,” Donald Trump. He isn’t afraid to put America first. He isn’t afraid to tell the truth. He isn’t afraid of what the media thinks. He isn’t afraid of being called a “racist” for pointing out how Obama has damaged and destroyed America. He isn’t afraid to question Obama’s very mysterious, questionable and troubling past, much of it sealed away in darkness.

Trump isn’t afraid to fight like our future is on the line because he understands it is. He isn’t afraid to offend. He isn’t afraid to expose the cowards and frauds in his own GOP leadership for what they are. He refuses to be “politically correct” when he sees corruption and idiocy. He won’t back down or apologize for telling the truth.

Of course, the evil Democrats, corrupt and cowardly GOP leadership, and biased mainstream media hate him. They are all rooting for another Mitt Romney. Let’s compare Romney to Trump. They are both rich white guys; famous, successful businessmen; and Republican presidential candidates, past and present. That’s where the similarity ends.

Romney is a very nice guy. Romney has manners. Romney would never offend anyone. Romney let the media run roughshod over him. Romney would never say something rude or offensive about Obama or Clinton. Romney would never accuse them of crimes against the American people. Romney would never prosecute Obama or Clinton if he were elected.

And there’s one other difference: Romney lost.

It’s no coincidence that Romney lost. The last thing we need now is nice. It’s also no coincidence that the people in power — evil Democrats, the corrupt GOP leadership and the mainstream media — all want another Romney.

They want the status quo. They want to keep the bribes and blackmail coming. They don’t want anyone to upset the apple cart. They are scared to death of Trump, who doesn’t play by traditional rules or etiquette. They are scared to death of a guy who can’t be bribed. They are scared to death of a guy who is tuned into the hopes, dreams and fears of middle-class Americans. They are scared to death of a street fighter.

Mostly, they are scared to death of Trump’s mouth — the kind of mouth that could stir up a citizen revolution and topple “business as usual” in Washington, D.C.

Yes, Trump’s mouth is a nuclear weapon. And that’s precisely why we love him. You know what I say: Bombs away!

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty®. See you next week. God bless America. And keep fighting, slugging, smashing, hammering and attacking. It’s about time we played offense. You can thank Trump for inspiring conservatives and turning the tables!

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Stunning Conspiracy Report: “Hackers Claim John McCain Knew ISIS Execution Videos Were Staged”

Posted By on July 30, 2015

The following report was originally published at Zero Hedge.

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In a rather stunning note, CyberBerkut, a Ukrainian group of hackers, claims to have hacked John McCain’s laptop while he was in the Ukraine, and as Techworm reports, what they have released from his June visit appears to be a fully staged production of an ISIS execution video

As Techworm reports, according to the hackers, they broke into the laptop of one of the American politicians, Senator McCain and after found a video with staged IS execution, which they decided to show to the world community.

It so happened that Senator John McCain had visited Ukraine on a official visit somewhere in the first week of June 2015. The hacktivists belonging to CyberBerkut somehow managed to access his laptop.

Here is what CyberBerkut said to John McCain…

“We CyberBerkut received at the disposal of the file whose value can not be overstated!

Dear Senator McCain! We recommend you next time in foreign travel, and especially on the territory of Ukraine, not to take confidential documents. In one of the devices of your colleagues, we found a lot of interesting things. Something we decided to put:this video should become the property of the international community!

The video they released is below..

From the video it can be seen that the entire set including the hostage is stage managed.  An actor dressed as an executioner of IS is holding a knife to behead the prisoner, and the “victim” depicts to be suffering.

It may be recalled that IS have been repeatedly publishing the videos of the executions of hostages and if this video is true, the victims may in fact be alive.

The authenticity of this video has not been independently verified.

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Metabunk.org has attempted to debunk the hacker’s claims

The video shows a very brightly lit stage with simulated desert floor and a greenish backdrop. A film crew and multiple lights surround the stage, but they are strongly backlit. The video has no audio, and is very low resolution so no details can be made out. The kneeling man wears a head cover, to suggest that the head could be replaced by a computer generated image, or separately recorded video.

The video appears to be an attempt to replicate one of the “Jihadi John” beheading videos of 2014. In particular it appears to be an attempt to replicate the video of James Foley. None of those videos show actual beheadings, and instead show Jihadi John sawing at the neck with no apparent blood, and then they cut to a shot of a decapitated head posed on top of a body. This led to speculation that the videos were faked.

However we can tell it is not a video of the faking of any of the Jihadi John videos for a number of reasons.


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While it is easy to point the finger at the pro-Russian hacker collective (and consider their motives in damaging US – especially McCain – influence) and deny the video’s truth, one can’t help but wonder – given just how well produced the final videos were in many cases, just who is behind the scenes of the widely known to be funded by US sources ISIS… just another conspiracy theory?





From the Desk of John Rourke – July 30th, 2015

Posted By on July 29, 2015

Years ago my brother and I were introduced to paintball. My brother had a Brass Eagle Stingray and I had a Tippmann Carbine. Paintball was new and back then masks were actually optional. We wore goggles. I think back and it was pretty dumb to only have that limited protection.

We played in the property behind his house. A couple acres with two abandoned homes and wooded areas provided ample areas to track, hunt, and take each other out.  I remember one particular situation where I was not sure where my brother was and I needed to travel through a wooded area in order to reach one of the abandoned homes. I walked softly – taking two steps, look – listen – then two more steps and repeat. It took me nearly 20 minutes to cross the area and when I arrived within view of the house I could not see him. As I grew closer I suddenly realized he was standing right in front of me about 20 feet next to a tree. He was well camouflaged. My patience won out however as I raised my barrel and fired taking him out. Patience allowed me to travel through the woods rather silently and get very close to another human who was also looking for me.

Patience is something in short supply nowadays as we live in a world with instant everything. Instant food, instant entertainment, and instant information.

“Good things come to those who wait.”

Well – that is one perspective. I prefer this……

“Good things come to those who work for it – no matter how long it takes.”

Rourke