Archive for June, 2007

Viceroy Dick

Posted in Amerika on June 28, 2007 by Darkman

David S. Addington (pdf link), counsel to Dick Cheney:

The executive order on national classified security information–Executive Order 12958 as amended in 2003–makes clear that the Vice President is treated like the President and distinguishes the two of them from “agencies.” The executive order gives the ISOO, under the supervision of the Archivist of the United States, responsibility to oversee certain activities of “agencies,” but not of the Vice President or the President. As you know, the President’s spokesperson reiterated on June 22, 2007 that the order does not give ISOO authority to oversee the Office of the Vice President.

Dick Cheney, having been gotcha’d after spontaneously re-writing the Constitution, simply decides to ignore the Constitution altogether. King George does it, so why shouldn’t Dick?

I SHALL FOLLOW NO LAWS BUT SUCH AS I LIKE

Credit: The Liberty Papers.

–Darkman

King George XLIII

Posted in Amerika on June 28, 2007 by Darkman

Thomas Paine, from “Common Sense,” 1776:

FIRST. The powers of governing still remaining in the hands of the king, he will have a negative over the whole legislation of this continent. And as he hath shewn himself such an inveterate enemy to liberty. and discovered such a thirst for arbitrary power; is he, or is he not, a proper man to say to these colonies, “YOU SHALL MAKE NO LAWS BUT WHAT I PLEASE.’ And is there any inhabitant in America so ignorant as not to know, that according to what is called the PRESENT CONSTITUTION, that this continent can make no laws but what the king gives leave to; and is there any man so unwise, as not to see, that (considering what has happened) he will suffer no law to be made here, but such as suit HIS purpose. We may be as effectually enslaved by the want of laws in America, as by submitting to laws made for us in England. After matters are made up (as it is called) can there be any doubt, but the whole power of the crown will be exerted, to keep this continent as low and humble as possible? Instead of going forward we shall go backward, or be perpetually quarrelling or ridiculously petitioning. –WE are already greater than the king wishes us to be, and will he not hereafter endeavour to make us less? To bring the matter to one point. Is the power who is jealous of our prosperity, a proper power to govern us? Whoever says No to this question, is an INDEPENDANT, for independancy means no more, than, whether we shall make our own laws, or whether the king, the greatest enemy this continent hath, or can have, shall tell us “THERE SHALL BE NO LAWS BUT SUCH AS I LIKE.”

Fred F. Fielding, counsel to George Bush, 2007:

“I write at the direction of the President to advise and inform you that the President has decided to assert executive privilege and therefore the White House will not be making any production in response to these subpoenas for documents.”

THERE SHALL BE NO LAWS BUT SUCH AS I LIKE has taken only a slight twist in these 231 years:

I SHALL FOLLOW NO LAWS BUT SUCH AS I LIKE

Such is the motto of our current reigning monarch.

Credit: The Agitator.

–Darkman

A quick word of thanks

Posted in Blogging on June 21, 2007 by Darkman

Thanks to Whose Paranoid for the mention. It is appreciated.

Fundamental human citizen rights

Posted in Amerika on June 21, 2007 by Darkman

We Are All Potentially Enemy Combatants by John W. Whitehead:

In a world where the president has the power to label anyone, whether a citizen or permanent resident, an enemy combatant and detain that person indefinitely without trial, no liberty exists and everyone is potentially an “enemy combatant.”

According to the Bush Administration, Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri is such a person.

This legal alien, residing in Peoria, Ill., with his wife and children, was attending college when he was swept up by government agents. He was held in a military prison for four years without ever being charged with a crime. And for the first 16 months of his imprisonment, this man’s family was not even allowed to see him, speak to him or reassure themselves that he was alive and well.

Because Al-Marri is not a U.S. citizen, the government denied him basic constitutional protections such as the right to hear the charges against him, consult an attorney and appear before a judge to determine if, in fact, he is guilty of anything. To some people, this is as it should be. But that’s not the way things are supposed to work here in America. Even the worst criminals in American history, from flesh-eating Jeffrey Dahmer to terrorist bomber Timothy McVeigh, were afforded an attorney and a trial.

So the elitists in charge decide that someone has no rights, because that someone is not a citizen of the United States. Nobody cares, because this person wasn’t technically a citizen, therefore the rest of us are still safe.

You think?

Who decided that fundamental rights are actually fundamental citizen rights? This kind of nationalistic attitude is nothing but racism in disguise. If non-citizens are undeserving of fundamental human rights, then so are we all.

Do you still feel safe, citizen?

Before you get too comfortable, you might want to check the list. You could be next, citizen.

Credit: End the War on Freedom.

Give me the heart of John the Savage

Posted in Liberty, The Most Fundamental Right on June 20, 2007 by Darkman

Lynn Stuter on The Second Amendment and Mental Disorders

315.00 Reading Disorder. Definition: As measured by a standardized tests, the patient’s ability to read (accuracy or comprehension) is substantially less than you would expect considering age, intelligence and education. This deficiency materially impedes academic achievement or daily living.315.1 Mathematics Disorder. Definition: Students with a mathematics disorder have problems with their math skills. Their math skills are significantly below normal considering the student’s age, intelligence, and education.

315.2 Disorder of Written Expression. Definition: A disorder resulting from problems in poor writing skills. Students with written expression disorder have a problem with their writing skills. Their writing skills are significantly below what is normal considering the student’s age, intelligence, and education. The poor writing skills cause problems with the student’s academic success or other important areas of life.

So, having lower than normal math or literature skills means you have a mental disorder, i.e., you are mentally defective.

How about this one:

One of the questions on this screening mechanism asks children if they feel anxiety in a social situation or if they have to speak before a group. One girl, responding that she did, was referred to a mental health profession under the prognosis of 300.23: Social Phobia.

The cycle is almost complete. The masses have been programmed to fear, and to do nothing but fear, that they may be inducted into the Cult of Victimhood. Now they must be taught that their fear is a mental disorder. Once enough people become convinced that it is normal to be insane, domination may proceed apace.

Those who refuse to accept the fear and insanity of the general populace will be dealt with.

–Darkman

Beyond Standing Your Ground

Posted in Liberty on June 15, 2007 by Darkman

Via Buckeye Firearms Association, we have commentary on what the Stand Your Ground Movement really means from John Longenecker:

In the case of violent crime, the household is to be protected over the interests of the criminal; the presumption of intent is a step in the right direction. More needs to be done on removing the idea of automatic arrest of the homeowner in time of self-defense, and other unjust punishments based on erroneous political perceptions about a defending homeowner now written into procedure. That has to stop.

In the cases of school disputes, the parents reign supreme. Principals may no longer hide behind some administrative policy that ties their hands, but must honor the requests of the parents. And for cryin’ out loud, no more credence given to so-called experts when the real weight must be given to the real authority, the parents. Wipe out the idea of zero-tolerance and give latitude to the Principal to honor the instructions of the parents.

In the case of weapons, and the civil right for law-abiding to keep and bear them, the repeal of all gun laws should be part of the Nationwide Stand Your Ground Movement. Too long have our fellow Americans been permitted to believe that Liberty Enthusiasts are somehow isolated, anti-government slobs who haven’t had a bath since their last squirrel. For cryin’ out loud, where do you think we draw for our police officers and other first responders? Gun owners number around 80 million, and they’re adults. They’re also law-abiding. In the great debate over self-defense, you have to eliminate the illegal acts of individual criminals who may not lawfully even have a gun to begin with; address only those who may lawfully have one, and you begin to realize how unjust, how powerless, how political 22,000 gun laws have been since their inception.

The Stand Your Ground Movement isn’t just about personal self defense and the right to use justified lethal force in self defense without repercussions.

It goes far beyond that, into a great number of people finally saying: Enough is enough. Actually, enough is too much.

Yadyam. It means, “We’re not in trouble and we don’t need your help.” I did not coin it, but it fits. (I have the book written by the man who did coin this term, and will look it up a.s.a.p.).

Read the whole thing. And thanks to Mr. Longenecker for saying it better than I ever could.

UPDATE: I believe the author to whom I am referring is Neal Wilgus. He wrote a book about conspiracy theories called The Illuminoids. His use of the term “yadyam” was not in that book, however. It was in some loose-leaf essays of his that I once read many years ago.

–Darkman