About Dan Gillings

I'm a former slave who is now trying to become a freeman

It’s not just America…

The Founding Fathers didn’t hate Britain, they hated what it had become.  What was once the origins of Western liberty had turned into an oppressive regime where a King had become drunk on power and addicted to war.  The Founding Fathers tried tirelessly to reconcile with the King but this didn’t work.  The rest, as they say, is history.

It’s the Empire Stupid!

After seeing the Enough is Enough video the other week, I saw a side of Ron Paul I have only witnessed in videos form his younger days.  The sheer frustration in his voice is overwhelming!  How did we get to the point that Federal employees, who only have 8 – 12 hours of training and who get paid a pathetic $17k a year, have been given the power to view people virtually naked or touch them in intimate places reserved for one’s lover or doctor.  The insanity of this entire fiasco is like a bad episode of the Twilight Zone!

The Death of a Dream

Man has always dreamt of flying.  Our history is full of examples going as far back as the Ancient Greeks with the tale of Icarus.  Leonarda Da Vinci was dreaming of flying machines during the renaissance, the Montgolfier brothers were soaring the skies in hot air balloons before the American Constitution was written, and the Wright brothers hold the record for the first flight of an airplane.  Since that historical flight back in 1903, planes became the main fighting force in WW2 which was up until then the privilege of the Navy and had been for centuries.  The Comet became the first passenger airplane in 1949 to utilise jet engines.  Man broke the speed barrier for the first time in recorded history!  Man had achieved his dream and then some.  Man could now fly.

Veterans Day

I am a veteran.  I served in Iraq in 2003.  I took the time this morning to write an e-mail to Lew Rockwell at LewRockwell.com which he subsequently posted it on the sites blog.   It can be viewed below and here.  I also ask that anybody who feels the desire to leave jingoistic knee jerk comments to keep the language clean and constructive.

America’s Sturmabteilung

Sturmabteilung – The SA (also known as stormtroopers or brownshirts) were instructed to disrupt the meetings of political opponents and to protect Hitler from revenge attacks.

One thing I have always admired about the Founding Fathers is there simplicity.  They didn’t obfuscate words or require over a thousand pages of literature to write the Constitution.  They understood that the more laws you make, the less free a society is.  That’s why the Constitution is a relatively small document compared to the reams of crap that DC churns out each year.

For example, the 4A states;

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized