Commencement Graduation And Employment Prospects

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Is it worth going to college to secure viable employment? Once, the future looked bright, for students earning a university degree and selecting from various offers from employers. Today the mere notion that such a question can and should be asked illustrates that the American economy has greatly transitioned into a very insecure and tenuous career opportunity society. When the lack of employment realities drives job seekers to leave the search for rewarding positions that offer a chance for a path to attaining middle class aspirations, the entire labor equation needs to be rethought.

Putting forth the optimistic viewpoint that Job chances are up for Class of 2015, spins prospects are improving.

“According to the available numbers, hiring is projected to increase somewhere between 8 and 16 percent for the class of 2015. Graduates in California and across the country are benefiting from good timing. The economy is rebounding, baby boomers are retiring and companies that put off hiring are short-staffed.

But new graduates are competing with a backlog of recent grads who also are looking for work and may have more experience. Despite the recovery, the unemployment rate for young college graduates is still north of 7 percent. The underemployment rate – which also counts part-time workers who want full-time jobs and discouraged workers who have stopped looking – is nearly 15 percent.

Both those rates are still higher than in 2007, before the Great Recession, the Economic Policy Institute points out.”

However, is this true and what about the permanent unemployed and the underemployed? Entry level positions no longer offer training programs as a gateway to senior management. The crux of corporatism is that labor is expendable and a work force becomes interchangeable.

The corporate world operates by a set of standards that workers are readily available at low rates of remuneration and can be replaced without harming the organization.

Small business does not view their employees with such a cavalier attitude. Buying into the myth that a college degree is necessary to achieve employment novena is breaking down. The obvious reality that Mounting Student Debt Shapes Rough Job Outlook For Young College Graduates, is a factor that must be confronted when entering into the higher education cocoon.

“This year’s pack of departing college seniors claims a dubious distinction: The class of 2015 is now the most indebted graduating class in history — though, if past years are any indication, the honor won’t last long. Next spring — barring any unexpected generosity from Washington or college administrations — the class of 2016 will take over the title.

Graduates this year owe an average of about $35,000 in student loan debt, according to an analysis of government data by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher at Edvisors.com, which covers planning and paying for college. That’s up from about $10,000 more than 20 years ago.”

This excessive financial burden might be rationalized if real marketable skills were taught by the institutions of higher learning. However, the painful result of attending most colleges or universities is that the student will discover that advancing their practical education skills is absent from most curriculums.

A commencement graduation has traditionally been an affirmation of the future. Is it not a sad state of affairs when an actor pulls back the curtain of the absurd condition that faces graduates?

“You made it,” actor Robert De Niro told New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduates on Friday. “And you’re f***ed.”

Take away an even more important message. Workers in general are becoming marginalized in a robotic and artificial intelligence age. Expectations of consistently maintaining meaningful employment over a lifetime is lessened and having a degree is certainly no guarantee of advancing employment worth.

Add into this backdrop the financial risks of a worldwide financial meltdown. The “so called” hiring prospects will tank with a repeat of a much more severe global depression. Just how will all those student loans get serviced under this circumstance?

Review the Negotium essay, College Education Economics for additional details on the student debt bubble.

Nevertheless, whatever the educational obligations incurred, if a graduate receives a juicy job offer, the money should be available to retire the debt. All this changed with the 2008 economic collapse.

CareerBuilder’s survey is cited in a report, Job Prospects Have Improved For 2015 College Graduates.

“What jobs do they most want to fill? Not surprising, 30 percent of hiring managers have IT jobs and 28 percent want to fill customer-service positions. Accounting and finance, sales, and business development jobs are also among the top positions available.

The biggest concern recruiters and hiring managers have when it comes to hiring grads is that they feel colleges put too much emphasis on “book learning instead of real world learning,” a sentiment expressed by 46 percent.”

Stop the presses! Deconstruct this last statement. “Real World Learning” translates into job experience. Since working at a job requires the ability to provide productive functions to run and administer a business venture, why attend a non functional academic environment that is often hostile to discovering actual business skills?

The operative word is practical. Surviving in an economy on the verge of total collapse requires an internal honesty to face up to the false promises pushed in a culture of deception and deceit.

For those who developed an authentic love and respect for tangible learning throughout their college experience, be grateful. However, for those who matriculated through an education curriculum that avoided the veracity of actual commerce, De Niro is correct.

Finding a job with corporatist conglomerates requires a Faustian Choice, which is no choice at all. Celebrate the merchant economy and stake out a lifetime journey in the real marketplace. Learn well. Earning a living has become even more difficult. Your best developed and self-achieved accomplishment is the understanding that economic survival is built upon independence, perseverance and hard work.

This essentially is the value of higher learning. A degree in economic reality is found in real life.

 


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Digital Data Is A Mortal Risk

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The tech culture would have you believe that the digital data format has produced untold innovations and advancements for personal development, societal advancement and business innovations. Well, the glass is half full for the kool aide drinkers, but for the mere mortals, who seek out a meaningful life as opposed to a regimented existence, the curse of placing the most intimate data on untold hard drives and shuffled among unknown servers, a loss of simple privacy is the least of the problems.

The horror of keeping the door unlocked to the treasure chest of government and business secrets seems not to faze the computer gurus who pushed for decades that going digital was the holy grail of efficiency and productivity. Encryption was the answer to securing central databases of zeros and ones that store the most desirable information of national security.  

When the mainstream USA Today warns, The hacking of OPM: Is it our cyber 9/11? – The cover-up of a vulnerability of unlimited sharing of data from security breaches should be a substantial alarm call.  

“Although the announcement of the hacking into the computers of the OPM and the stealing of personal data on more than four million present and former federal employees was made in late May, the data breach had been discovered a month earlier and had been going on undiscovered for more than a year. 

An obvious question about this latest data breach is why were the hackers seeking this information and the answer at this time is that we do not know. This type of information could be used for purposes of identity theft for profit, for gathering information to be used by the Chinese government to enhance their spying capabilities or even as part of their ongoing worldwide corporate espionage efforts by which they steal corporate and military secrets, such as the theft of secret plans of our most advanced F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet which was accomplished by hacking into computers at the Pentagon and at Lockheed Martin, the builder of the plane. Evidence of the hacking of the F-35 was leaked to the public by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. 

In May of 2014, the Justice Department indicted five Chinese military personnel on charge of hacking into six American companies to steal corporate secrets, however this type of activity has gone on for years. According to security company Mandiant, Chinese hackers have stolen corporate secrets from 115 American companies since 2014 and it is not just the Chinese who do this type of corporate espionage. Russia has also been particularly active in corporate cybercrime. It was estimated by cybersecurity company CrowdStrike that the Russian government has hacked hundreds of companies around the world in order to steal trade secrets and corporate information they can exploit.” 

Now it should be self-evident that spying from friends or foes are normal occurrences in a hostile world. Citing the theft of design, confidential technological and engineering details, obviously should be of concern to all citizens. However, the pattern of hacking and easy access to such information just does not seem to rise to the highest national concern.  

The question that is seldom asked is whether placing such sensitive secrets on networks that can be used by anyone, who can duplicate or pilfer the authorization credentials to login, is a core and systemic issue. 

With all the billions spent on the computer spy game, one would reasonably wonder why keep in a digital format the most important information resources that seem to be the highest objective on the target list for foreign theft.  

Espionage makes use of the most sophisticated methods for penetrating the barriers attempting to protect the information. Remember when the U.S. Embassy in the Soviet capital was penetrated with an eavesdropping device, the response was to communicate using an Etch-a-Sketch toy? Magic Slates don’t blow up, go fast or even scare the dickens out of the bad guys, but the erasable memo pads nonetheless came in handy for two congressional delegates trying to outsmart spies during a mission to Moscow. 

While this example used voice recording, the permanent horde of computerized data is a far more significant gold mine of information. The miracle of the computer revolution has turned into the nightmare of espionage extraction. 

Consider how implausible it would be for a human spy to use a Minox camera from the cold war era to photograph top secret documents that were instantly transferred from the Chinese hack. Back in the “good old days” of low tech, organizations and bureaucracies stored their records on magnate tape drives in-house. Those vast sharing networks in cyberspace did not exist and the only cloud known was the one that carried the rain. 

Today, the storm from relying on some exotic algorithm formula that claims to safely encrypt and secure any database is like placing your faith into the iPhone culture of assured communication. Back doors are the true entry gateway of global digital dissimulation.  

Surrendering safekeeping for the promise of easy sharing, misses the entire purpose of why secrets in any business or government are kept in the custody and stewardship of trustworthy persons, managing systems of formidable barriers that resist theft and broadcasting.  

What lessons were learned from Edward Snowden? For all the scorn dumped on this whistleblower, what was the method of his disclosures? The digital format of the files begs for accessing the data, for whatever motive the expert exhibits.

Even harsh critics of Snowden do not make the case that he was a foreign agent plant. However, just imagine the kind of damage that could be accomplished if an undercover spy had access to the type of databases that a civilian contractor at the NSA was able to transmit. 

Centralizing critical information under firewall barriers has little guarantees that networks are secure. Since the digital format is the new standard, just maybe, going against the grain is the prudent method to keep real secrets, confidential.

Submitting the most important and sensitive to paper and not on computers might well supply a much safer policy than depending on security clearances to protect top secret documents. 

Abandoning the old fashion tax reporting filings for an electronic submission is a formula for opening financial records on all tax payers. Surely, companies should get nervous over certain details that may not be part of public disclosures. And government technocrats should be put on notice that their role in protecting the system may just require their own agencies to be put under the microscope. 

If whistleblowers were the main source of hacks, the risk might be relatively minimal. Conversely, falling under the state sponsored hacking initiative certainly has every aspect of an act of war. Certainly, the prospect for a heated up confirmation is unlikely for no other reason that it is reasonable to conclude that the U.S. is well skilled in its own espionage operations.  

Nonetheless, it should be recognized that transparency is not defined as direct access to every database, both public and private.  

Digital files are well appreciated for library archives, news reports and political debate, but when foreigners attack information platforms that are intended to secure personal disclosures, the outrage should be more intense and the press needs to feature the problem.  

Privacy has become a dirty word for the collectivists who want to dominate individual behavior. Yet, the stuck on stupid crowd continues to voluntarily provide the most intimate details on their lives on every government form or in surveys.

The databases, themselves are the issue. A society that rushes to send “selfies” on the internet, is hardly a culture based upon prudent and protective privacy. 

Accepting the digitalization of all information guarantees that the only security available rests upon non participation in the electronic communication environment. Even dropping out of the computer revolution will not retake your former disclosures.

Files, yes digital format, are so prevalent that only the unborn do not yet have a dossier on file. 

It is one thing for Google, Facebook and Amazon to assemble personal profiles and project future behavior. But it is much worse for governments to target citizens of other countries for accumulating background information of civilians.

Lesson learned. There is no security in cyberspace. 

If the information you want to protect is important, maintain the details in a privately secure paper format. By this definition, banking, employment, medical and educational circumstances are almost impossible to keep private.

As for national security secrets, will you not agree that this is one area where the government should scale back on network access databases that are so vulnerable to foreign infiltration and spying?  

Let the debate be about expanding public disclosure on government policies and programs and keep the personal background data, private. If you believe that Net Neutrality regulations will provide greater security, the opposite will happen.

Soon foreign agents will not have to hack the system. They will just need to plug into the next “Big Brother” data base that the government will assemble.


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California Communists at War with America

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There has always been a distinct California disconnect from the heartland. Anyone who has traveled the lower 48 knows that the allure of El Dorado panned out when the gold mines ran out of bullion. That appeal transformed into a fantasy stargaze that has little to do with the values and traditions of our long history as a nation. In order to understand the query, California Dreaming or a Nightmare?; one needs to appreciate the reasons why the population migration has shifted over time.

“As for why a society would be willing to stray so far from conventional thinking, we must delve into the reasons that so many people have flocked to this Mecca of perceived Eden. The unbridled growth in California’s population over the last half century has been a direct result of a Dream. The hope and desire for a better future, has always been a basic human motivation. So what made this fantasy different from the one that my forefathers had when they immigrated to America? I submit the notion that one could live the ‘easy life’ is at the heart of that migration. Most people view a better life as a result of hard work, thrift, common sense and a plan for its realization. But this kind of outlook, has become abhorrent to the hip sophisticates and the image that they aspire to achieve.”

The current trend has taken a sharp exodus for a very simple reason. California Dreaming: Bankruptcy, Pensions and Taxes drives out the industrious working producers because the policies of state government have adopted the most radical of all regimes. Call it what you will; Liberal, Progressive, Socialist, Marxist or straight out Communist. The pattern of economic and social destruction has been applied in other lands. But not to be outdone, the Golden State aspires to join the ranks of their patron totalitarian collectivists.

“The rush to leave the state has Californians perplexed for solutions as long as the Sacramento progressive ‘pols’ refuse to challenge the public union mafia. Those who remain will bear an even higher tax burden to feather the nests of the most unproductive elements in society, namely government.”

The crazed atmosphere from the Trump victory has the most maladjusted public servants ready to come out of the closet of their self-imposed seclusion. A current example can be found in the ‘CALIFORNIA RESISTANCE’ COULD SOON ALLOW COMMUNISTS TO WORK IN STATE GOVERNMENT BY REPEALING 1953 LAW.

“The so-called “California Resistance” to President Donald Trump took a seemingly sharp left turn into postwar American history earlier this week when a state assemblyman proposed an amendment that would allow Communists to openly work in state government. Rob Bonta, a Democrat who represents part of the liberal San Francisco Bay Area, argued that the amendment would fix a 1953 law that made membership in the Communist Party sufficient cause for dismissal from state employment.

The original law, Section 1027.5 of the California Government Code, states that “in order to advance the program, policies and objectives of the world communism movement…their members will infiltrate and seek employment by the State and its public agencies.”

Bonta’s bill, known as AB-22, would “delete references to the Communist Party in this requirement” if it became California law. It passed the Assembly 41-30 and now heads to the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats. If it is passed by that chamber, the bill would land on the desk of Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat. A senior adviser to Brown declined to answer questions about the legislation.”

An LA Times editorial confirms the lunacy that passes for hip opinion in, It’s 2017. Being a communist shouldn’t be a barrier to public employment. When did California ever operate under the authority of constitutional law? For well over the last hundred years, the comrades from the celebrity culture have been active supporters for the commissar Caesarism that the perfect climate communists preached.

So how has this militant and revolutionary adherence to Marxist ideology worked out for the residents living in paradise? According to an article Gov. Jerry Brown: Facilitating The Inevitable California Collapse by Katy Grimes from Canada, a country steep in sympathy with socialist practices, makes a valid assessment.  “Destroy the middle class in America, and Socialism takes over—economic growth is killed, people turn on each other, free speech is attacked, the government grows and becomes more tyrannical, and individuals are not treated equally under the law. Hmm, sounds familiar, doesn’t it?”

Only in a dope filled atmosphere of a surfing gulag will a government accepted culture of California Hooligans are Anti-Free Speech Thugs, advocate a “PC” endorsement. Folks, California does not represent the authentic representative republic. The Bolshevism that rules La La Land, shocks no honest historian. Even Forbes cites the oblivious:  “California, noted one contemporary observer, amounted to “the Jews’ paradise.”

Transplanting the Hollywood scripts from a communist propaganda playbook has proven Senator Joseph McCarthy correct. These days, the government itself openly advocates the Trotsky subversion to the America nation. The goals of the space cadets, who claim to be enlightened intellectuals, are riddled with countless incongruities and mentally diminished capacities.

This affliction does not escape the current crop of politicians, who treat the public with a fungicide of weed killing poison.  The head honcho and overseer of the People’s Republic of California, encapsulate the mental disorder that permeates the unhinged attitudes of the electorate.

Only within the deranged mind of “Governor Moonbeam” could an even more absurd governance be advocated. Pondering the fact that Californians could elect this once aspirant to become a Jesuit priest, seems proper preparation to become a commie  Big Daddy for his native Land of Milk and Honey. Note this glimmer man is a committed subversive as California Joins Forces With Communist Regime Against U.S., proves.

“As Brown was attacking the president of the United States, who was elected by the American people, as some sort of enemy, the rogue governor was simultaneously using secessionist rhetoric while touting the brutal dictatorship in China as a source of inspiration and leadership. “It is a little bold to talk about the China-California partnership as though we were a separate nation, but we are a separate nation,” Brown said, adding that California was a “real nation-state.” “We’re going in the opposite direction of Donald Trump,” Brown added, referring to his government and the Chinese regime. Brown even signed an agreement with the dictatorship vowing closer cooperation on “climate change.” More than a few analysts spoke of Brown’s illegal alliance with the murderous dictatorship and other governments as a “confederacy” uniting against the American people.”

Brown wants to create the ultimate sanctuary beachhead where Red China can operate freely in commerce, load up the universities with Chinese Maoist’s, and turn the state into a ward for technological spies. The end game is to defy any attempt to make America Great Again.

When the California’s attorney general joins the fight against President Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ order, his actions are not just to provide cover for metro jurisdiction, but seeks to set into motion the treasonable claim that all of California needs to be a sanctuary state .

The reds are not conservatives. The true reds are apparatchiks and fellow travelers. So it should not be a revelation that Jerry Brown Talks Climate Change in China, has the objective to provide an artificial narrative for the naive to believe that the Chinese would really cooperate with the Green Loonies to reduce their carbon footprint. GET REAL !!!

For a more controversial viewpoint, California legislators plotting with La Raza to seize control and turn CA into a narco-state, references the following: ” According to an exclusive report by Dave Hodges, host of The Common Sense Show, an “insider eyewitness” is claiming that California Gov. Jerry Brown, members of the Obama administration, terrorists, drug cartels and a number of national and international crime figures are actually fueling the so-called “Calexit” movement – the push to extract the state from the union rather than remain in a U.S. that is led by Trump.”

The cogent conclusion that rational citizens should reach identifies that California has little desire to embrace the traditional heritage of the country. Efforts to export their Bernie Sanders culture is a clear and present danger to the rest of the country. The inference should be self-evident to any balanced person who is still capable of independent thought and has the honesty to admit the truth.

As the population ages and the Millennials face the cold hard circumstances of the real world, will they accept the torch and the responsibility of confronting the insanity that socialism is compatible with a successful society?

The odds are not in favor of an epiphany that reject the psychotic mass culture. Only a humble people can admit their mistakes in order to atone and seek forgiveness. America cannot be saved without repentance. As for California, maybe it might take a communist North Korean nuke to cleanse the cesspit.


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Shadow Government Hates Our Independence Day

Shadow Government Hates Our Independence Day | sparklers-american-flag-4th-of-july | Government Sleuth Journal Special Interests Trump

The only conclusion any honest American citizen can come to is that the Republic is dead. Once again the flags wave and the songs play as the parades march to celebrate another 4th of July. Picnic meals are eaten while children frolic in the warn sunshine of summer. Few people reflect on the true meaning that established the solemn commemoration of the nation’s birth. The reality of this post federation of independent state sovereignty is that a centralized federal behemoth has superseded the original intent of Thomas Jefferson’s vision: “That government is best which governs least”. Today the society that exists demands compliance or compels obedience by way of punishment.

The empire that emerged after World War II has established an Amerika Imperium. With the consistent dumbing down of the youth, indoctrinated in government schools and the mind control impact from the mass media, the culture has abandoned the timeless principles that our country was founded upon.

In the essay, Independence Day for Whom?, the struggle for freedom and liberty was fought against the British empire. Most citizens acclaim this revolution as the greatest achievement of a besieged population. Ponder just how far the promises from a rebellion of Englishmen has deteriorated into a dumping ground for foreigners, who do not believe in the values and responsibilities upon which this struggle was fought.

For a more precise view of The Meaning of Independence Day, the true reasons for waging a war to create a beacon of hope in the New World has a history that fewer people understand, much less devote their allegiance to its preservation.

Just how has a country of freedom loving patriots allowed the systematic destruction of their once beloved nation? A primer on some of the reasons for this betrayal can be reviewed in the End of Independence Day essay. With the internationalism of foreign policy, the traditional America First viewpoint of the Founding Fathers was abandoned.

The end result is that The Death of Independence, is now upon us. Over the decades, a replacement aristocracy emerged that transplanted the elected representation of the public will. The real control behind the legislative office holders and certainly the executive branch under any president, demonstrate that ignoring the canons within the Declaration of Independence is a prime requirement to wheel power in Washington DC.

Frustrated and disenfranchised citizens voted for Donald Trump based upon his articulation on the issues that genuine patriots would support. No matter what anyone thinks of the man or believes about the inordinate attacks directed at him and his administration, the indisputable fact is that the establishment wants to see him fail.

Simply put, the actual rulers of the global supremacy wants the financial dominance of the central banking system to continue and perfect their governance. Amerika is pivotal in maintaining their forced submission. The basis of the Shadow Government surreptitiously functions in the darkness of public exposure.

Routing out any effort or initiative for independent representation is the standard modus operandi. The populace is generally ignorant of the existence of this empowerment cabal. People are led to believe that the Deep State is simply the technocrats that never leave their positions of administrating agencies. Regretfully, it is not realistic to facilitate a clean sweep of the careerists who routinely sabotage any directive that compromises the interests of the permanent bureaucracies and their masters.

Trump may prove to be a dragon slayer, but the hatching of genetically rotten eggs continues. The column, Can the Swamp Really be Drained?, addresses this issue. The single most persistent element that drives authorities away from the maxims of the American Revolution, centers within the attitude that government acts in the interests of the people.

Such deficiencies in understanding of the vile nature and the actual record of coercive regimes, stands as a major obstacle to the liberation of the mind. Rejecting the legitimacy of the criminal syndicate that purports to be the lawful authority is essential.

Examine the book review,  American Amnesia the Liberal Case for Government, which debunks the lunacy that rationalizes the worship of government control over society. Such a demented academic viewpoint logically concludes that the celebration of Independence Day must be based upon the triumph of the all powerful  leviathan government over a decentralized autonomous and local accountable authority.

Authentic nationalism must rest upon the pillars of individual liberty. When the 4th of July becomes a cartoon carnival of the Deep State, the only beneficiary is the Shadow Government.

President Trump is not the cause nor is he the solution to reinstitute an American Renaissance Revolution. However, to the degree that he can raise the consciousness within the country, his presence in the oval office becomes a peril to the comrades, who want to destroy our national independence.

When the hypocrites from the political class and the treachery from the fake news purveyors is confronted, then and only then, will a real independence celebration become a true national commemoration.

The enemy is not just at the gate, they have become the jailers for the deplorable resistance. The intent is to isolate and eliminate the heartland dissenters because they are the only threat that has the ability to win the infowar of ideas. Since the establishment is hell bent on waging a civil war against the faithful, the remnant and torch guardians must commit to the purging of the fifth column subversives that occupy the government.

As the sharks encircle the Trump agenda, their blood thirsty appetite quickens. Their Dracula heritage has drained the inherent vital courage from the masses that subsist in a pseudo reality imposed by a hostile New World Order.

This perceptibility is categorically opposite to the fundamental precepts that were universally accepted when the country was founded. Independence Day deserves a proper reverence. Before the nation can earn that privilege, it must mature and own up and admit that the de facto foe of the populist is the very government that so many celebrate.


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Primacy: The Declaration of Independence

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The cardinal expression of the American experiment is found in the political genius of the Declaration of Independence. Within the text is a succinct summary of grievances and principles. It is also an explanation for actions necessary to secure liberty. More than a compact among separate colonies, engaged in a war for independence, basic innate human rights are acknowledged. Affirming the rightful authority for self governance – “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” – is the essential essence of Inherent Autonomy.

The designation – The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America – proclaims their affiliated association and distinct sovereignty. Based upon the universal pursuit for human freedom, the forebearers in the struggle for independence, provide a heritage of declaration for Liberty.

The Declaration of Arbroath – 1320, the cornerstone of Scottish self-government, echoes the birthright and aspiration, centuries before. It speaks to the natural drive to expel autarchy and achieve freedom:

‘Yet if he (Bruce) should give up what he has begun, and agree to make us or our kingdom subject to the King of England or the English, we should exert ourselves at once to drive him out as our enemy and a subverter of his own rights and ours, and make some other man who was well able to defend us our King; for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.’

In an age of kings, the clans avowed their inheritance of independence. The annals of English monarchy are replete with abuse and despotic rule. Nevertheless, the “rights of Englishmen” gradually spurted the rootstock of defiance.

The harbinger and inspiration for the Jeffersonian vision can be found in The Virginia Declaration of Rights. It was used by Thomas Jefferson for the opening paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence.

Section 1. That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.

Drafted by George Mason and amended by Thomas Ludwell Lee, this manifesto called for American independence to preserve Americans’ fundamental rights. It put forth the philosophy of John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government (1690), heavily influenced by the Magna Carta.

The main themes were:

All men have inherent rights to life, liberty, and property

All power is vested in the people

Government is established to benefit, not rule the people

Leadership roles should not be hereditary

Legislative and Executive Powers should be separate and distinct

The principles of free elections

Government can not suspend laws without the consent of the people

The right to trial by jury and to confront witnesses

There should be no cruel and unusual punishment

Provisions to eliminate unlawful searches of persons or personal property

Trial by jury is preferable and should be held sacred

“Freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty”

A well regulated militia is required to defend a free state

People have a right to a uniform government

Free government is preserved only by adherence to fundamental principles

The freedom to practice religion according to personal reason and conviction

The Virginia Declaration of Rights was used as a model by other states.

From the research and writing by Jim Allison – Declaration of Independence – Its Purpose:

Pennsylvania’s 1776 “Declaration of the Rights of… Inhabitants,” in whose creation Benjamin Franklin played a part, said “That all men are born equally free and independent,” but changed the next phrase so it said that all men “have certain natural, inherent and inalienable rights”.

The Massachusetts “Declaration of the Rights of the Inhabitants,” which John Adams drafted in 1780, said “All men are born free and equal,” which was close to Mason, then rephrased the rest of the paragraph: and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.

New Hampshire said that “All men are born equally free and independent,” then offered still another version of Mason’s statement on rights: All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights; among which are-the enjoying and defending life and liberty-acquiring, possessing and protecting property-and in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness.

When Thomas Jefferson was given the charge to write the draft for the Declaration of Independence, he drew upon the collective wisdom and legacy of Inherent Autonomy. Grievance against the crown was not new. Protest toward government, in any form, remains a constant. What makes the Declaration of Independence so important can be found in the assessment of Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.

“As a practical matter, the Declaration of Independence publicly announced to the world the unanimous decision of the American colonies to declare themselves free and independent states, absolved from any allegiance to Great Britain. But its greater meaning–then as well as now–is as a statement of the conditions of legitimate political authority and the proper ends of government, and its proclamation of a new ground of political rule in the sovereignty of the people. “If the American Revolution had produced nothing but the Declaration of Independence,” wrote the great historian Samuel Eliot Morrison, “it would have been worthwhile.”

Note the fundamental elements that are enumerated as essential, (emphasis added).

Dr. Spalding continues:

“The structure of the Declaration of Independence is that of a common law legal document. The ringing phrases of the document’s famous second paragraph are a powerful synthesis of American constitutional and republican government theories. All men have a right to liberty only in so far as they are by nature equal, which is to say none are naturally superior, and deserve to rule, or inferior, and deserve to be ruled. Because men are endowed with these rights, the rights are unalienable, which means that they cannot be given up or taken away. And because individuals equally possess these rights, governments derive their just powers from the consent of those governed. The purpose of government is to secure these fundamental rights and, although prudence tells us that governments should not be changed for trivial reasons, the people retain the right to alter or abolish government when it becomes destructive of these ends”.

How can it be any more clear? The entire intent for the War of Independence was to establish a society, based upon the consent of citizens, free from government tyranny. Distinct sovereign states, composed of individuals endowed with their inherent autonomy, retains the reigns of authority. The Continental Congress approved the consensual compact: “That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States”, evidently expresses a union in purpose for waging war, with a goal of autonomous self governance, for each state.

The primacy – objective of the Declaration of Independence – was never intended to evolve into a despotic central government. If you think that the Constitution codified a tyranny free government, you would be mistaken. The operative assertion of purpose is found in the Declaration of Independence document. Your ultimate allegiance should be to Inherent Autonomy, especially when the Central Government ignores and denies the very instrument that provided the reasons for waging the Revolutionary War for our liberation.

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Congressional Dysfunction is Systemic

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Public confidence in the performance of Congress has been rock bottom for years. Over the last several decades, respect for the profession of lawmakers is maintained by those in office, beholden to their legislation or aspiring strivers who want to carve out a career of being on the government payroll. For actual taxpayers who carry the freight of an expanding leviathan, the prospects of reversing this course has never been put into motion. Only bigger budgets and higher debt seems to be the only agreement that the two party travesty of representation can muster. When it comes to settling intramural disputes, the showmanship of bitter disparity succumbs to the basic motive that bonds all politicians; namely, get re-elected.

At the offset the valid premise that guides any serious discussion on the institution of Congress rests upon the answer to the essential question. Does the legislation passed by Congress benefit the citizens? For committed cynics the response is seldom or never. Seldom must be included because the laws of probability account for mistakes or lapses in the perfection of tyranny.

Yes, the record within the House of Representatives and the Senate has abdicated its role of functioning as a bi-partisan legislative assembly. If ideology was the true motivation of elected Congressmen or Senators, the reality of cross voting against the demands of their own party, would occur regularly. These patterns of discipline voting has been seen during the eight years of the Obama  administration, and even more pronounced during Trump’s tenure.

The twist added in the first six months is that GOP party ranks resist much of the legislation initiatives that Trump campaigned on in 2016. There is a simple reason why so many beltway insiders rallied to the collectivist cause of Obama’s version of socialization governance. The spigot of K Street lobbyists keep the elitist money flowing and discarding the excrement through the plumbing into the cesspool of a failed democracy.

It is no accident that Obama governed by way of executive orders. The enraged Tea Party Republican freshman elected in 2010 would not support the Obama agenda. Now, under Trump the solid solidarity of a Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer directed Democratic resistance and the internal and subtle Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell opposition and sabotage, has the Donald issuing his own executive orders.

Since many of these decrees are reversals of the Obama legacy, few pseudo constitutionalist seem to care that the Republican majorities are abandoning their responsibilities to govern.

A prime example that reveals the underlying reluctance to get your own house in order comes from the senior Senator from Kentucky. Even the NeoCon publication GOPusa reports.

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has no interest in at least one agenda item preferred by President-elect Donald Trump: term limits for members of Congress.

Trump praised the idea during the campaign, but McConnell said Wednesday the issue is going nowhere in the Senate.

The Kentucky Republican tells reporters: “I would say we have term limits now. They’re called elections. And it will not be on the agenda in the Senate.”

If anyone thinks the Democrats would differ with McConnell on avoiding any attempt to pass term limits, they would be living in a parallel universe.

The Congressional daily dysfunction you see in the mass media is just a distraction for the serious work they carry out. Keeping the government safe for the ruling New World Order power brokers, is and always has been, the bonding glue that keeps government operating.

Incumbents are re-elected cycle after cycle and it usually takes a juicy scandal or an imminent indictment that forces a resignation. Elections have become a sick joke. Spending in Georgia Sixth race pushes past $50 million and Out-of-State Interests Spent $26.2 Million on Georgia Special Election illustrates that the day of an ordinary citizen winning a seat in Congress is remote at best. When a candidate who does not even live in the district can get the backing of the party machine, you know that the system has lost its legitimacy.

Democrat Jon Ossoff was not successful in buying a place in the House. Yet the 435 representatives in Congress have more turn over than the 100 Senators who often take up residence in the senior chamber. One would think with such job security that preordained elected folks would begin to find a way to work together.

Nope, not in these great Disunited States of America. The myth that there is a loyal opposition when in the minority disguises the need to keep on passing every continued resolution to fund the government. Budgets do not pass, because it is easier to preserve the deficit spending addiction then to effectively balance the books.

Revenues keep climbing as taxes keep rolling into the Treasury, but deficits have become a way of life. No matter what the public distraction becomes, reducing the rate of increase in baseline budgeting, dropping government programs, much less cutting actual entitlements, would be unheard of.

Such an arrangement cannot be defined as a functioning government. Congress will never face up to their financial obligations because they are not accountable to the people. The only risk to this endless Ponzi scheme is that the financial markets would need to force a default on the system.

Well, just imagine a debating society invoking their exculpations and turning blame on a besieged President, any President.

Congress originates spending bills. About the only skill they exhort is the ability to keep raising the national debt. The problems of the country are deep and numerous. Waiting for a broken Congress to do the people’s business is too much to ask when the representatives in both assemblies refuse to bargain like responsible adults.

Leadership in both parties needs to retire and be replaced with deal makers. Sadly the prospects of this happening are zero in this environment of swamp alligators. Such critters are burying the country in quick sand. Soon we will all be underwater.


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The Game Politicians Play

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The career political class is the quintessential predatory clique. If you remember and understand any aspect about politics, let it be the nature of the people who devote their lives to a band of thieves. Forget about the seeming dissimilarities in ideology, the political culture maintains a common conduct. Ignore the rhetoric that resembles opposing viewpoints, the club of controllers protects each other. And if you ever believed in heroes and are still waiting for a savior, your disappointment will eventually turn into despair. What sustains the process of government are the deception of its vice and the refusal of the public to admit that the game never changes.

The charlatans that are attracted to it become players in this adventure of egotism and are filled with enough vanity to pay off the federal debt. The sheer idea that a lifetime devoted to national service is a noble pursuit corrupts the body politic and perverts anyone who dreams of change, while yearning for public adoration.  Examine the results of the scam that grows out of the mindset that avows – we are from the government and we are here to help you . . .

Politicians who seek elected office are driven by the allure of power. Some may campaign on a platform of helping the people, while most scheme to grow the agencies and scope of the State. Those who have romantic dreams of reform in the beginning will mutate into guardians of the system that feeds the delusion that they make a difference. These fakes deceive themselves that good comes out of their legislation and that society improves with every program. They are frauds because their primary device is deceit. And they are cowards because they do not dare reveal their true motivations. The public would never understand, they have become irreplaceable!

What elected politician devotes their efforts to defending individual Liberty? Passing a federal law to impose compliance in order to free people is preposterous. But that is the principal focus of legislation. The government will compel liberation under the rules that suit the political class. The reasoning that the top down knows best permeates the execution of control. When a dubious authority is enacted to empower a bureaucracy, the plan of mutual dependence is fostered. Symbiosis produces the appearance of periodic friction, but the reciprocity that is shared between the lawmaker and the bureaucrat is rooted in correspondent interest.

This is the reason why cover-ups become the norm. Factions that naturally vie for dominance will close ranks, when the vile organism is threatened. The common bond of alliance supersedes any internal differences. The decisive criminal syndicate is the ultimate gravy train. Coerced and binding taxes, which steal from the wealth creators and enhance the efficacy of the thieves, who demand even more tribute, is the real constitution that defines the STATE. Enforcement and regulation is the aim of the bureaucrat as is the source of their own influence. Don’t be hoodwinked into thinking there is a difference between the elected politician and the commissar.

Again just examine the record! Retirement from office or losing an election is rewarded with capacious pensions. Those skillful in developing their nefarious talents or fortuitous in gathering derogatory dirt will extort their usefulness into a cabinet position. For those not so gifted, lobbying additional legislation, bribing the regulator or a simple cajole for a chum – becomes the full time occupation for the former office holder. Once an addictive infatuation, a venture into Washington DC turns into an enduring Beltway obsession, and a permanent sentence of enslavement for the people.

Is this the kind of public service that benefits the citizen? This formula for organizing society and maintaining basic civic order is a ruse. The politician as a professional is ludicrous. A continual career on the public dole is incompatible with good government. A shift from congressman to a lobbyist doesn’t return one to the private sector, but just perpetrates and promotes the pernicious union of State/Capitalism. If you think this is a harsh assessment, explain how so many politicians and bureaucrats become rich while on the public payroll? Do you really think that their accumulation of financial rewards is confined to their salaries? Speaking gigs are payola and book deals are payoffs. Appointments to NGO’s – non government organizations – think tanks and quasi public institutions are the charity of easy compensation for serving the elite culture.

This revolving door always slams shut in our faces, but most of the public is oblivious to the sting. They are more consumed with the perceived gains they can extract from the system. This attitude of apathy in accountability for the entire political class is one of the main causes of the nation’s demise. We all know that politicians get away with murder, so why sweat the small stuff! As long as I get my government check, those free services and expanded programs isn’t that the purpose of the general welfare? So goes the rationale of the masses, following the exact plan of the political class.

This game has no amusement value. Its only entertainment is for the enjoyment of the career politician. Their pleasure should not be our anguish. Their pastime need not be our pain. Our future should be one that promotes hope. This dreadful game needs to end. A proper ethos of true public service must be restored in order to achieve a national purpose – the Liberty of each individual citizen . . .

People constantly speak of “the government” doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the government is really nothing but a group of men, and usually they are very inferior men. They may have some better man working for them, but they themselves are seldom worthy of any respect. – H.L. Mencken

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The Secretive Bank Of England

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With the enactment of the privately owned central bank, the Bank of England provided the model for the financial enslavement of governments, and their citizens. Well before the conflict for establishing a National Bank in America or the eventual surrender to the money changers with the betrayal in instituting the Federal Reserve, the history of the Bank of England needs to be studied. Relying on British historians may seem to invoke a cultural bias; however, the range and wealth of information on this topic comes from an earlier age. Further research will expand this understanding and many of the sources cited can fulfill this objective.

For purposes of a mainstream account, the official site of the Bank of England provides a flowery version about the background and purported success of the scheme proposed by “William Paterson, envisaged a loan of £1,200,000 to the Government, in return for which the subscribers would be incorporated as the “Governor and Company of the Bank of England”. Although the new bank would have risked its entire capital by lending it to the Government, the subscription proved popular and the money was raised in a few weeks. The Royal Charter was sealed on 27 July 1694, and the Bank started its role as the Government’s banker and debt-manager, which it continues today.”

“The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing.”  

– William Paterson

THE FORMATION OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND by Halley Goodman provides a detailed and well sourced chronicle and background.

“The goldsmiths evolved to become the original private bankers of the time. Since  goldsmiths already had as part of their trade private stores of gold and stout vaults to store them in, entrepreneurs could entrust their own gold to them for safe keeping, for a fee, and receive a paper receipt for the deposit. The goldsmiths could then lend monies against these deposits for an additional fee. Mr. Hartley Winters declares that “some ingenious goldsmith conceived the epock-making notion of giving notes…and so founded modern banking.” Merchants would deposit “their money with the goldsmiths and received from them receipts” that “…were payable on demand, and were transferred from one holder to another in payment of debts.” These receipts or notes from the goldsmith bankers, often in the form of a letter, are some of the earliest surviving cheques in England. Given the economic realities of the time, although deposits provided the funds for their business, most of the clients of these goldsmith bankers were usually borrowers rather than depositors.”

From such humble origins, the foundation was laid to invent a central bank that would create money out of thin air and loan it at interest to the government, who lost it sovereignty for making this Faustian bargain.

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The Charter of the Bank of England (1694) with the Great Seal of William and Mary. The first usury central bank to be incorporated in England. 

The Bank of England account, published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin cites a rocky start and opposition from the goldsmiths.

“In 1696 (very soon after its birth) the Bank experienced a crisis. There was a want of money in England. The clipped silver had been called in, and the new money was not ready. Even rich people were living on credit, and issued promissory notes. The stock of the Bank of England had gone rapidly down from 110 to 83. The goldsmiths, who detested the corporation that had broken in on their system of private banking, now tried to destroy the new company. They plotted, and on the same day they crowded to Grocers’ Hall, where the Bank was located from 1694 to 1734, and insisted on immediate payment—one goldsmith alone demanding £30,000. The directors paid all their honest creditors, but refused to cash the goldsmiths’ notes, and left them their remedy in Westminster Hall. The goldsmiths triumphed in scurrilous pasquinades entitled, “The Last Will and Testament,” “The Epitaph,” “The Inquest on the Bank of England.”

It did not take long for the Jewish bankers to set their sights on Paterson’s bank and financers for the English regime. Brother Nathanael Kapner adds his audacious viewpoints.

“The new King William III soon got England involved in costly wars against Catholic France which put England deep into debt. Here was the Jewish bankers’ chance to collect. So King William, under orders from the Elders of Zion in Amsterdam, persuaded the British Treasury to borrow 1.25 million pounds of sterling from the Jewish bankers who had helped him to the throne.

Since the state’s debts had risen dramatically, the government had no choice but to accept. But there were conditions attached: The names of the lenders were to be kept secret and that they be granted a Charter to establish a Central Bank of England. Parliament accepted and the Jewish bankers sunk their tentacles into Great Britain.”

Actual control of the fiat central bank is discussed in Who owns the Bank of England?

“A very famous story relates to the Bank of England and the infamous Rothschilds, that all powerful banking family. This story was re-told recently in a BBC documentary about the creation of money and the Bank of England.

It revolves around the Battle of Waterloo in which Nathan Rothschild used his inside knowledge of the outcome and his faster horses and couriers to play the market by getting the result of the battle before anyone else knew the outcome.

He quickly sold his English bonds and gave all the traders who looked to him for guidance the impression that the French had won at Waterloo.

The other traders all rushed to sell their bonds before the market crashed thinking that they were now worthless and a massive fire-sale occurred as brokers clamered to get rid of their stock. This massive sell off quickly drove the price of the bonds down to 5% of their original worth.

Once the bottom had dropped out the market Nathan Rothschild then re-bought as many bonds back as he could at hugely discounted prices and in doing so he multiplied his wealth twenty times in 3 days of trading.

At the same time as becoming immensely wealthy he also became the single largest debtor to the English government which ultimately gave him control over the bank of England.”

If you are so inclined to do your own research, two sources, HISTORY OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND written by Dr. A. Andreades and Complete Histories: Bank of England to 1694, are worthy of review.

“As you can see by the 250-year chart of Bank of England stock, the shares showed no real trend during the 1700s, rose in price during the Napoleonic Wars as England left the gold standard and suffered inflation, declined in price from around 1818 to 1845 during the deflation that followed, rose in price for the rest of the 1800s as the Bank gradually increased its dividend, plunged until 1920 as inflation occurred without any compensating rise in the dividend, then gradually rose in price until the Bank was nationalized in 1945. The behavior of the Bank of England’s stock encapsulates the general behavior of the British stock market over that 250-year period.”

Now for most of its history the privately held Bank of England was extremely profitable to its owners. The method for charging interest on the creation of money has been the prime vehicle for driving both public and private debt throughout modern times.

The Guardian reports in the article, The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it.

“The Bank of England let the cat out of the bag. In a paper called “Money Creation in the Modern Economy“, co-authored by three economists from the Bank’s Monetary Analysis Directorate, they stated outright that most common assumptions of how banking works are simply wrong, and that the kind of populist, heterodox positions more ordinarily associated with groups such as Occupy Wall Street are correct. In doing so, they have effectively thrown the entire theoretical basis for austerity out of the window.”

The entire monitory financial system is based upon charging usury on the creation of national currencies. No larger debtor exists than governments. The perfection of the Rothschild fraud is founded upon charging compound interest on the very medium of exchange that serves as legal tender.

The Bank of England set the stage for the centralization of all banking under the umbrella of banksters control. In order to discover all the secrets of manipulating the financial system, one must comprehend, the first and primary lesson; that central banks do not function as beneficiaries to their host nation, much less the ordinary “little people”.

Keeping this deplorable rip-off system extorting their pound of flesh is the principal objective of the financial elites. Interest on government bonds must be paid. More debt needs to be incurred. And the framework for human impoverishment lies at the feet of central banking.


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Best Government – Governs Least

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Once upon a time the Founding Fathers were considered to be the personification of the American Republic. Most notable among giants, was Thomas Jefferson. The significance of his authorship of the Declaration of Independence is heralded as the very essence of the purpose for fighting the revolution. Jump onward to the present era and examine the sentiment held by the populace. The seeming disconnect from the political thought of the 18th and 19th century to the attitudes in this 21st totalitarian collectivist mindset that dominates the culture, often resembles life on a different planet. 

According to Monticell.org, the quintessential statement closely associated with Jefferson, “That government is best which governs least” is clarified. 

“Although the ideas expressed in this quotation may be in line with Jefferson’s opinions to some extent, the exact phrasing is almost certainly not Jefferson’s.  However, this quotation has been associated with the ideological descendants of Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican party for a very long time, and this is likely why it ultimately came to be attributed to him.  Merrill Peterson even referred to the quotation as a “Jeffersonian maxim” in The Jefferson Image in the American Mind”. 

It can be fairly accepted that this world view was commonly acknowledged as the norm for most Americans. During the formative years of nation building, the proper role of government was narrow in scope. At a minimum, the civic culture professed a need and desire to keep government intervention limited on all levels.  

National Affairs proposes in the article, The Art of Limited Government a new standard. 

“What guidelines could preserve Jefferson’s ethos while also recognizing that the world has changed in dramatic ways? A good place for conservatives to start might be Friedrich Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty, in which he sanctioned two spheres of domestic activity as legitimately belonging to government: offering a minimal social safety net and providing limited correction for failures of the market. Neither of these two roles, Hayek believed, was inherently incompatible with economic freedom or the rule of law.” 

In the same vein, Peter Coulson from Australia writes in the article, the best Government is that which governs least.  

“This is the central premise of libertarian political theory and is designed for two main aims. Firstly it protects the rights and liberties from a government pursuing a course of action that requires coercion of the public to achieve its desired outcomes.

The second reason for this theory is the belief that government should “focus on its knitting”: providing a stable economic management framework, with robust and predictable rules within which the market can effectively operate to create wealth for its participants.” 

The premise that official authorities operate on, the precept for the “Good of Society” has little in common with the actual conduct of government policy. In addition, the public has abandoned the quest for individual liberty in their pursuit for the good life at the expense of their neighbor. 

Political Crumbs starts out with the statement: We’ve moved a long way since Locke’s minimal vision of government, then goes on to express the fantasy myth of achieving a “Good Society”. 

“Indeed, we widely regard it as an urgent moral task of the government to guarantee a minimum quality of life for all of its citizens. Where to draw that “minimal” line is a matter of debate, but few would argue about clean drinking water, free firefighters, free hospitals, free sewage treatment plants, free schooling for children…all this is something the government of a rich state ought to, at the very least, guarantee its citizens.” 

The absurdity that it is government’s role, or even its duty to provide FREE services, exemplifies the mental illness that underpins the general decay in societal attitudes and the lack of rational thought. Government is hardly free. The notion that social programs are a moral imperative, when government never produces any wealth or monetary value, by the very nature of its composition stands on the self-evident premise, that the state derives its cash flow from coercive confiscation under the penalty of punitive laws and regulations. 

Even the notion that “so called” responsible citizens would not debate, much less rebuke the collectivist civic benefit of government fluoride poisoned water, mandated  taxable fire fighting fees and government school socialization indoctrination, or the death panels that provide their euthanasia care are all symptoms of deranged Utopian insanity. The real sewer treatment plant is the governmental apparatus that seeks to dominate every facet of individual life. 

Absent in the state worship culture is any admission that the state has failed miserably under the tyranny of governmental imposition for well over the last century and a half. Material consumerism and socialist programs are no substitute for personal dignity and individual responsibility. 

Quality of life is directly proportional with the degree of the absence of government intrusion in the lives of citizens. By this standard, we all live under the dictatorship of a system designed to dehumanize, impose dependency and demand ultimate deference to a despotic and authoritarian system. 

Well prior to the inception of the country, the model of a direct form of democracy, embodied in the Town Hall Meeting provided for participatory community decision making. Author Frank M. Bryan of the book, Real Democracy: The New England Town Meeting and How It Works notes. 

“Town meetings have suffered a loss in attendance over the years. Most of this decline can be attributed to increases in town size, which explains about 60% of the variance in attendance from town to town. But a decline in the number and variety of issues over which towns have control has deprived townspeople of the opportunity to make decisions that matter in their lives. That has hurt attendance dramatically.” 

While rule by direct democracy certainly conflicts with our Republic representational form of Federalism, the tradition of local citizen’s involvement in local government is a mainstay for a free people. Yes, the size of the community directly marginalizes the effectiveness of a single person; however, the message of a lone voice often is more powerful than the goon squads of a police state. Of course, a moral citizenry is the indispensable ingredient necessary to stand up to tyranny. 

As previously cited in the essay, The TUN – a true representative council provides the proper alternative to the current version of electoral office selections in the land of the timid. Read the details of this method of representation and accept the conclusion that “By applying the prudent principles of the TUN method, a real representative republic is possible. Consider a model that retains the current levels of government separations that exist today.”

Now for any form of government to justly administer and honor individual natural rights must be based upon the willful consent of responsible citizens. In today’s environment, the requirement that the people will discipline themselves is not exactly a widespread practice. Even if the multitude would accept the principle, very few have the internal strength to reject or shun the “FREE” cradle to grave government welfare society.  

The leap from innately knowing that less government produces more freedom just does not motivate the captured masses from resisting all those social benefits from the “Free Lunch”.  

In a report entitled, What Americans REALLY Think about Government, the conclusions sadly indicate how the public has sunk to the low view of their own obligations. 

“Surveys also reveal that surprisingly large numbers of people believe that the government should take the lead and be responsible for dealing with a wide variety of social and economic problems. 71% of Americans believe that the government has an important or essential responsibility for seeing to it that anyone who wants a job can have one. 63% believe that the government has an important or essential responsibility to provide citizens with adequate housing; and 78% of us think that the government has an important or essential responsibility to provide citizens with good medical care. Similarly large majorities strongly support the notion that it is the responsibility of the public sector to “guarantee a quality public education,” “protect the environment,” and “ensure equal opportunity for everyone.” 

Such attitudes are typical of those non-participates to the actual functions of governmental administration. Only job seekers, bureaucratic careerists, political aspirants or “PC” collectivists will ignore the true record of government incompetency, deliberate corruption and misguided expenditures that bloat budgets to the point of impoverishing the once prosperous Middle America.  

The National Center for Constitutional Studies sums up the plight of the lost Republic with a quote from Alexis de Tocqueville. “Democracy in the United States will endure until those in power learn that they can perpetuate themselves through taxation.” 

Dismissing the harm that irresponsible citizens have caused with their destructive demands for more government bennies, paid for by others or just pushed onto future generations, allows for the culture of State repression. The principles embodied in the TUN framework are a solution and remedy to the psychosis of Big Government.

“It is not true that that government is best which is best administered — it is a sophism invented by tyranny to quiet the inquisitive mind; a good administration is at best but a temporary palliative to a bad government, but it does not alter its nature.” –   William Penn

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From OSS to CIA Ongoing Clash with Military Intelligence

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For all those supporters of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s war, many admire the exploits of the OSS in Europe. While historians for the allied legions adopt the account that circumstances dictated the creation and use of the British, Special Operations Executive, which Churchill proclaimed, to ‘set Europe aflame’; the precedent left a heritage of intervention that few ever warned about the nature of counter-offensive missions. Gathering intelligence on adversaries is valid and even necessary to defend your country. However, to establish contingents of lethal assassins is a fundamental departure from intelligence procurement. During World War II the American version of clandestine operations put into motion a competing and dangerous rival to the traditional role of military intelligence.

This development is examined in The Evolution of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

“America’s entrance into World War II created an immediate need for intelligence to support the warfighter. While the Army and the Navy maintained their own intelligence capabilities, none were prepared to provide the kind of support needed. To bolster this effort, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was created in June 1942, under the recently established Joint Chiefs of Staff to succeed the Coordinator of Information. William Donovan remained in charge of the reorganized unit. In addition to assuming the analytical role of its predecessor, the OSS was chartered to carry out clandestine operations against the Axis powers on a worldwide scale. It was not, however, readily accepted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), who remained skeptical of the value of OSS activities, and the new unit faced strong competition from the FBI and the Army’s intelligence organization.”

“Source Statement – Former Secretary of State Dean Rusk recalled the 1941 state of the U.S.’s intelligence effort in testimony before a Senate subcommittee: “When I was assigned to G-2 in 1941, well over a year after the war had started in Europe, I was asked to take charge of a new section that had been organized to cover everything from Afghanistan right through southern Asia, southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. Because we had no intelligence organization that had been giving attention to that area up to that time, the materials available to me when I reported for duty consisted of a tourist handbook on India and Ceylon, a 1924 military attache’s report from London on the Indian Army, and a drawer full of clippings from the New York Times that had gathered since World War One. That was literally the resources of the G-2 on that vast part of the world a year after the war in Europe started.”

Since the resources and priories of the military were not focused on procuring accurate and worldwide reach to gather intelligence, it is understandable that the immediacy of wartime needs, FDR would want to by-pass the Army and Navy. Most know of the successful efforts of breaking the Japanese codes at the decryption center Station HYPO run by Capt. Joseph Rochefort, which proved so crucial at the battle of Midway. Such signal efforts became the stable of the NSA, which nominally is under the command authority of the United States Department of Defense. In accordance with Department of Defense Directive 5100.20, dated December 23, 1971, the Director of the NSA must always be a commissioned officer of the military services.

Contrast these functions with the post WWII establishment of the CIA.

“In 1946 President Harry S. Truman, recognizing the need for a coordinated postwar intelligence establishment, created by executive order a Central Intelligence Group and a National Intelligence Authority, both of which recruited key former members of the OSS. As in the days of the OSS, there were problems of distrust and rivalry between the new civilian agencies and the military intelligence services and the FBI.

In 1947 Congress passed the National Security Act, which created the National Security Council (NSC) and, under its direction, the CIA. Given extensive power to conduct foreign intelligence operations, the CIA was charged with advising the NSC on intelligence matters, correlating and evaluating the intelligence activities of other government agencies, and carrying out other intelligence activities as the NSC might require. Although it did not end rivalries with the military services and the FBI, the law established the CIA as the country’s preeminent intelligence service.”

This maturation that placed the CIA as the go to intelligence source has allowed the apocalyptic ontogeny of the shadow government. Now anyone, who scrutinize the actual involvements that the CIA has fostered, must readily acknowledge that collective intelligence has not been the primary function of The Agency.  A Timeline of CIA Atrocities by Steve Kangas provides a partial list of covert intrusions into the affairs of foreign nations.

Folks, these surreptitious operations require plausible deniability to protect the elitist “Skull and Bone” culture that masterminded the original purpose of this rogue fifth column. Yet the ultimate treason committed by these unaccountable traitors direct their lethal wares domestically. Violating their charter, the stench from any objective inquiry into CIA drug trafficking that has taken such a sever toll on our own citizens and their complicit involvement in the JFK assassination, are evidence that Langley’s machinery of subversion seeks to control the actual directions of the U.S. government.

No person foresees JFK Wished He Could Splinter The CIA ‘Into A Thousand Pieces And Scatter It Into The Winds’. Yet it could be possible to separate the functions the Central Intelligence Agency has historically persuaded. The clear line breached stems from allowing the CIA to conduct their own hidden wars. While the military has their own sordid record of failed and misguided policy endeavors, the waging of military conflicts should never be place under the auspices of civilian mercenaries.

From the CIA’s own site, the First CIA-Military Command Relationship Agreement.

“After CIA’s founding in September 1947, the National Security Council (NSC) gave the Agency responsibility for conducting covert action, clandestine collection, and paramilitary activities “in times of peace.” CIA’s covert capabilities included propaganda and economic warfare, sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures, and subversion against hostile states through assistance to underground resistance movements, guerrillas, and liberation groups.

The NSC specifically stated that “Such operations shall not include armed conflict by recognized military forces … or cover and deception for military operations.” Although the NSC ordered CIA to place its paramilitary activities under theater commanders in combat areas, it made no mention of subordinating the Agency to the JCS in wartime as had been done with the OSS during World War II. Nor did the NSC and JCS resolve the question of when and how a “theater of war” would be formally designated for purposes of operational control.”

The CIA has conducted its own interventionism in foreign operations that are well beyond the authority of Congress. Be that as it may, in an age where Congress has abdicated its power to declare war; the unbridled Agency is an authoritarian syndicate of subterfuge and betrayal.

The military needs to be in command of any foreign adventurism. As lacking in traditional American foreign policy as this standard violates, armed services academy trained officers are a far better chain of command structure than careerist bureaucrats or power hungry politicians.

As disturbing as these circumstances are, the trend is even worse. ‘We Can’t Spy … If We Can’t Buy!’: The Privatization of Intelligence and the Limits of Outsourcing ‘Inherently Governmental Functions’ adds another layer of corruption that stems from handing out security clearances as bags of candy on Halloween.

“Though it lags behind the privatization of military services, the privatization of intelligence has expanded dramatically with the growth in intelligence activities following the 11 September 2001 attacks on the United States. In a report published three days after those attacks, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence encouraged a ‘symbiotic relationship between the Intelligence Community and the private sector’. In addition to dollars spent – dominated by large items such as spy satellites – this has seen an important increase in the proportion of personnel working on contract. More than 70 per cent of the Pentagon’s Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) unit is staffed by contractors, known as ‘green badgers’, who also represent the majority of personnel in the DIA, the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, and the National Counterterrorism Center. At the CIA’s station in Islamabad contractors reportedly outnumber government employees three to one.”

Disclosing “Top Secret” confidential items taint military personnel as well as government agencies. Names such as Jonathan Pollard, John Walker, Jr., Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames haunt anyone deeply concerned about authentic national security.

What is often missed with all the trumped up hysteria about Russian infiltration in the 2016 Presidential election is that the CIA pioneered the techniques of gaming election results and overthrowing obstinate regimes.

Real intelligence starts with securing our defenses, not maintaining or expanding a caustic empire. Loyal American citizens do not pledge allegiance to the CIA. Gen. William “Wild Bill” Donovan is rolling in his grave if he could see what his OSS has morphed into as the Central Intelligence Agency.

 

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