Insidious Path to Oligarchy

Evidence has mounted that the presidential election of 2000 was probably stolen by George W. Bush in the days leading up to and following voting on November 7, 2000. Now fifteen years later, there are three, whose fingerprints were all over the effort, now standing in positions of power – one has already been instrumental in changing the way elections are held, a process now more chaotic and less democratic. The other two are running for president as Republicans. Chief Justice John Roberts was in the thick of the contested election in Florida in 2000. He was a known and treasured legal mind for conservatives. He had served in Reagan’s Justice Department, and as Counsel to the President in the 1980s. He was a nominee of George H.W. Bush to the US Court of Appeals. When an automatic recount began on election night, kicked off by the closeness of […] Read More

Coming for Your Funds: Supremes “Justify Seizure of Pension Funds to PROTECT Pensioners”

This article was originally published by Paul Joseph Watson at Infowars.com. Editor’s Note: Incredibly, and in direct defiance of any sane logic, a recent Supreme Court decision has justified “government seizure of private pension funds to protect pensioners,” according to famed economist Martin Armstrong. This unsettling decision puts 401ks and plenty of other funds in the crosshairs. How that can be considered consumer protection, or government shepherding is unclear, if not unfathomable. Nonetheless, the rationale is in place – so beware. It has long since been legalized for Wall Street equity firms to gamble away pensions – including public pensions for states like California – through derivatives, while it has long since been legalized for the Federal Reserve to literally grow paper on trees, hand out free candy to sugar addicts and make money (for those at the top) so cheap its practically free – all driving down the […] Read More

Religious Broadcaster Warns Christians to ‘Prepare for Martyrdom’ If Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage

Other anti-LGBT activists have warned the ruling could lead to the mass arrest of Christians in the US. A religious conservative broadcaster warned Christians to “prepare for martyrdom” if the U.S. Supreme Court sanctioned marriage equality. Sandy Rios, director of governmental affairs for the American Family Association and host of a daily radio program, did not specify what she meant by that – but her context was clear. “Homosexual marriage is going to bring about the tip of the spear of the battle we’re going to face,” Rios said Thursday to a gathering of religious right activists and pastors. Right Wing Watch reported that Rios warned participants that “your wives, your sisters, your children now are going to be forced to go into public restrooms and share them with men dressed like women.” “In Massachusetts, where homosexual marriage has been legal for 10 years, the stories would make the hair […] Read More

Why the Right-Wing Is as Obsessed with Brainwashing Your Kid as With Looting Social Security

We must teach our children US history accurately and inform the world about the essentials of human rights. Sure, the war on education helps Republican lawmakers destroy unions and slash government spending, but it’s our history of progressive change that makes Conservatives hate accurate depictions of our past. Just think about Social Security, The New Deal, freeing the slaves, or child labor laws… all represent great turning points in our nation that progressives made possible. The fact is, our entire history – from our revolution to healthcare reform – is filled with progressive accomplishments, and it’s hard to sell the Conservative brand to people who know that history. Many of the today’s biggest political issues, like our privacy rights, would not even be up for debate today had it not been for the attack on education. If more Americans had had a strong understanding of our history, George W. […] Read More

The Next Shoe Just Dropped: Court Denies Attorney-Client Privilege

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, In the Land of the Free, people grow up hearing a lot of things about their freedom. You’re told that you live in the freest country on the planet. You’re told that other nations ‘hate you’ for your freedom. And you’re told that you have the most open and fair justice system in the world. This justice system is supposedly founded on bedrock principles– things like a defendant being presumed innocent until proven guilty. The right to due process and an impartial hearing. The right to counsel and attorney-client privilege. Yet each of these core pillars has been systematically dismantled over the years: 1. So that it can operate with impunity outside of the law, the federal government has set up its own secret FISA courts to rubber stamp NSA surveillance. According to data obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, […] Read More

2013: Children Locked Up For Life: 10 Shockers About America's Prison System

Twice as many people rot in prison for crack use than for violent crimes. Children are being locked up for life. What’s wrong with our criminal justice system? Even if we already know the statistic, hearing it is pretty chilling: one out of every 100 Americans is behind bars, by far the highest incarceration rate in the world. Things get even more terrifying when we look at the impact of the criminal justice system on particular marginalized communities. One in three African-American males born today will likely spend some time on the inside. With terms like the prison-industrial complex and the school-to-prison pipeline now part of our daily political lexicon, we know that things are bad. But exactly how bad are they? Here are 10 reasons why our criminal justice system is even more obscene than you thought. 1. Margin of error? A mere technicality to death penalty advocates. In case […] Read More

Things that are not in the U.S. Constitution

The content of this page is copyrighted by Steve Mount. The content is republished from Not in the Constitution! at USConstitution.net. The content is used with permission and may not be republished without express permission from the original author. A lot of people presume a lot of things about the Constitution. Some are true, some are not. This page will detail some of the things that people think are in the Constitution, but are not. The Air Force Congressional Districts The Electoral College Executive Order Executive Privilege Freedom of Expression God Impeachment means removal from office Innocent until proven guilty It’s a free country Judicial Review Jury of Peers Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Marriage Martial Law No taxation without representation Number of Justices in the Supreme Court Of the people, by the people, for the people Political Parties Primary Elections Qualifications for Judges The right to […] Read More

FEDERAL INCOME TAX: PROOF OF CONSPIRACY

By: Alan Stang For many weeks, we have been looking at what we realistically might do to save our country from the totalitarian dictatorship that is rapidly suppressing it. We have seen that to have any hope of doing so we must recognize the cause: the conspiracy for world government. Presently, we are demonstrating why that recognition is so important, and we chose an issue for the purpose: the sodomite explosion. We chose that issue because it is so much in the news. We could just as well have chosen the federal income tax. A few days ago, the income tax was in the news again, or, rather, it should have been. It should have been banner headlines across the country – but it wasn’t. Because you are reading these profundities at Etherzone.com, you probably already know what I am talking about, but my guess is that few other […] Read More

COMMERCIAL LIENS: A MOST POTENT WEAPON

Version 1.0 Edited by Terra Libra staff [with acknowledgments and credit to Alfred Adask (Publisher of AntiShyster magazine), Richard Boalbey, David DeReimer, and the various lien authors, for providing some of the content] (Applicable To The U.S.A.; Adaptable For Some Other Countries) Common Law Copyright, 1995 by Terra Libra Holdings All Rights Reserved. Notice: This document is free for personal use only. No part of these materials may be reproduced in any form – except for personal use – without permission from the copyright holder. Table of Contents Chapter 1 * Introduction * Scope and Purpose of Manual * Some Notes on the Sample Briefs * The Commercial Lien Strategy – Background * Some Examples of the Strategy * The Power Of Commercial Liens Chapter 2 * Theory of Commercial Lien Strategy * Introduction * The Commercial Affidavit Process * Constitutions as Enforceable Contracts * Bonding of Government Officials […] Read More

2012: Supreme Court Guts Due Process Protection

Reader Walter passed along this distressing sighting from Chris Floyd’s blog. American civil liberties were gutted last week, and the media failed to take note of it. The development? If the president or one of his subordinates declares someone to be an “enemy combatant” (the 21st century version of “enemy of the state”) he is denied any protection of the law. So any trouble-maker (which means anyone) can be whisked away, incarcerated, tortured, “disappeared,” you name it. Floyd’s commentary: After hearing passionate arguments from the Obama Administration, the Supreme Court acquiesced to the president’s fervent request and, in a one-line ruling, let stand a lower court decision that declared torture an ordinary, expected consequence of military detention, while introducing a shocking new precedent for all future courts to follow: anyone who is arbitrarily declared a “suspected enemy combatant” by the president or his designated minions is no longer a […] Read More

Our Hidden History of Corporations in the United States

When American colonists declared independence from England in 1776, they also freed themselves from control by English corporations that extracted their wealth and dominated trade. After fighting a revolution to end this exploitation, our country’s founders retained a healthy fear of corporate power and wisely limited corporations exclusively to a business role. Corporations were forbidden from attempting to influence elections, public policy, and other realms of civic society. Initially, the privilege of incorporation was granted selectively to enable activities that benefited the public, such as construction of roads or canals. Enabling shareholders to profit was seen as a means to that end. The states also imposed conditions (some of which remain on the books, though unused) like these: * Corporate charters (licenses to exist) were granted for a limited time and could be revoked promptly for violating laws. * Corporations could engage only in activities necessary to fulfill their […] Read More

COMMENT UPON VOLUNTARY NATURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY

    Today, everyday Americans are constantly confronted with greater and more frequent requests from all too many sources that they provide to the inquiring parties their “Number of the Beast,” the Social Security number (“SSN”). The examples of this modern day phenomenon are numerous and known to all. Many States are now moving to ostensibly require the display of SSNs upon drivers’ licenses. Public school officials demand that school age children obtain SSNs before those children may be enrolled in any public school. Hospitals seek to obtain SSNs for each child born in their facilities. Private parties of all kinds, from banks to employers, deem it essential that they obtain the SSN of everyone with whom they may conduct any business. With all these entities making these demands, surely “the law” must contain a requirement that everyone have the “Number of the Beast”[1]. Or, is it possible that everybody […] Read More

Supreme Court to Rule on Terror Detainee

Fri Jan 9, 8:30 PM ET By ANNE GEARAN, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear the case of a U.S.-born man captured during fighting in Afghanistan and held without charges, the latest setback for the Bush administration and its assertion of broad new powers to prosecute the war on terrorism. Over the administration’s objections, the court said it will consider the treatment of Yaser Esam Hamdi, a suspected Taliban foot soldier held at a U.S. naval brig in South Carolina. The government calls Hamdi an “enemy combatant” and says he is ineligible for ordinary legal protections. The administration says it is reluctant to allow enemy combatants access to lawyers because that could greatly inhibit efforts to obtain information from them about potential terrorist operations. Unlike almost all the others picked up overseas since the Sept. 11 attacks, Hamdi is an American citizen. He […] Read More