The United States: Obscuring the True Nature and Scope of Terrorism?

The passages quoted below are from 22 U.S.C. section 2656f(d) and 18 U.S.C. section 2331(1). This author has made no changes or alterations to the original texts as posted on the two source websites.

For those of us playing the home game, these are the legal defintions of terrorism as written by the members of the United States government. It’s a lot to read, isn’t it? Spooky language. Spooky language!

Why do Americans accept a Top-Down model of government & society?

While reading a revisited version of Thomas Paine’s: Common Sense, it intrigued my interest and I thought this could be a good topic of debate.

Why is it that Americans, as indigenous people, accept a top-down model of government & society today?  A top-down model of government follows this order & power-

top-down government:
1- federal government
2- state government
3- county government
4- city government
5- township/civic organizations
6- individuals/families

The quest for the return of sound money in America

Yesterday we marched on with our continual journey to restore sound money in America.  As we do every year, the concerned patriots across the nation gathered and held end the fed rallies.  The federal reserve is a private central banking system that is tasked with regulating the flow of cash & credit in the country.  How is it that private banks and the federal reserve can create our money and collect interest on it?  Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it give the authority to a private bank to regulate, control, print & collect interest on our nations currency.  Article 1 Section 8 says the following:

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
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To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

TSA and the constant assaults on our liberties

While we sit down on our couches and watch the news, we can be fairly certain that the government is assaulting our liberties probably every time they convene in Washington D.C.  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is a part of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which was authorized under the Patriot Act takes it to whole new levels almost daily.

Not only do they pat you down & search your bags, but people don’t understand that the mere existence of TSA is stifling business throughout the entire airport.  Whether it be for the airlines or the companies that operate out of the airport that sell merchandise, I’m sure profits have declined drastically since the TSA has taken over the reigns of security checks.

Freedom vs. Security, A Dynamic Struggle

Written by: Carnes Sendry

Ever see the ‘F*S=k’ thing?

That means that Freedom (F) times (*) Security (S) equals (=) a constant (k). The suggestion is that you can only add more security at the cost of having less freedom. In reality, the equation is far from being a proof, but the concept is brilliant.

We have some people that would rather have greater freedom, at the cost of reduced security, and we have other people that would rather have more security, even if it costs some freedom.

This dynamic struggle between freedom and security is always a problem. Government could always do more to allow more freedom, and it could always do more to create (at least a sense of) more security. Very rarely, if ever, can a government create both more freedom and more security at the same time. So, we are stuck struggling between the two ideals.