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Right sized problems

In True nature of the State on June 2, 2017 at 12:20 am

http://chronicallyhuman.co/2017/06/01/right-sized-problems/

Kathy Griffin and the Leftist Neo-Inquisition 

In Liberty, True nature of the State on June 1, 2017 at 11:44 pm


Kathy Griffin did a photo shoot recently holding a bloody decapticated simulated head of Donald Trump. After receiving a lot of heat she then came out and gave a half hearted non-apology apology. 
Why did she do this? Sure she is filled with hate for the man and she is in show business so she has an insatiable need for attention. All of that is a given. 

The real reason behind these actions I believe is  because she is part of the Leftist Neo-Inquisition. This is an increasingly violent movement that wants to eradicate all ideas that threaten their power and right now their target are those ideas that Donald Trump represents. 

We are all familiar with the Spanish Inquistion of the 16th century. A brutal centralized systematic attack on the heretics threatening the power of the Catholic Church in Spain. 

The Inquisition wasn’t about killing people it was about killing ideas that people held that threatened the power of the decadent priests and other dependents who only held on to power because of their view of God they were peddling.

She is doing the same thing. Her simulated decapitation of the president is an attempt to kill the ideas she think he represents. He is a heretic in her eyes and many Leftists. This act appears to be aimed at all the people who hold beliefs like Donald Trump and anyone else who disagrees with their brand of Statism. 

This is an excerpt from  the 1578 edition of the Directorium Inquisitorum (a standard Inquisitorial manual)

for punishment does not take place primarily and per se for the correction and good of the person punished, but for the public good in order that others may become terrified and weaned away from the evils they would commit”).
This act was the latest escalation of the ever expanding and violent Leftist Neo-Inquistion. The State is their god and anyone who blasphemes the State is a heretic. Anyone who is in the political priesthood who isn’t one of their own is a heretic. Anyone who doesn’t agree that their friends,  allies and pet projects should  receive the “blessings” of the State is a heretic. 

The first Inquisition really began in 1209 but was localized and decentralized throughout Europe up until the Protestant Reformation. The Inquistion got heated up around this time because the entire political power of the Catholic Church was being threatened by a new competing priesthood, The Lutherans, who had a more radical indicualistic view of the relationship between God and man 

The Leftists and the Alt-Right are like the Lutherans and the Catholics during the Reformation. Both believe in an omnipotent power – the State – but each own slightly different doctrines that their  priests, pundits and professors  interpret. The two brands of Statism  want to be in charge of the trillions of dollars in tax revenue and Federal Reserve counterfeit cash as well as control of  the 10 aircraft carriers, fleet of drones, the worldwide police state and 4000 nuclear warheads. This is the power that they crave. 

The more the incumbent power structure of a religion is threatened the more violent the prosecution of heretics become. 

Kathy Griffin didn’t just simulate the beheading of Donald Trump. She also implied that he had been kidnapped, tortured and finally murdered. 

Those who conceived and funded this spectacle, along with Kathy Griffin,  knew this wasn’t just a message to Donald J Trump. This was a message to everyone who dares to hold ideas that disagree with their version of Statism, which they hold as the one and only true gospel. They will only be safe when they forgo these blasphemous ideas. 

No that can’t possibly be right because she is a comedian and it was just a joke, right? Didn’t she say when she apologized “she just went too far”? 
I’m a political atheist. I don’t view the State as a god. I believe we all have inherent rights that the government shouldn’t violate. I am an Individualist and not a Collectivists. Those who worship the State are Collectivists whether they are Leftists or with the Alt-Right. I disagree with the philosophical underpinnings of both political religions because I believe that the less government that lords over is always the best government. 

This could be just the beginning of a dangerous escalation in the Leftist Neo-Inqusition. 

Brad 

Advocate of Liberty 

Jeff Sessions should End enforcement of Drug Prohibition instead of doubling down on it 

In Liberty, True nature of the State on May 15, 2017 at 8:54 pm

The drug war was designed to target minorities, anti-war protestors and others who were a threat to the status quo. It was never about justice or health – it’s always been about increasing tax revenues and controlling those who disagree with the state, and those who weren’t like everyone else. Instead of it being a war on drugs it’s a war against those who think differently. 

The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution to protect our god-given natural right to sovereignty over our consciousness. Make no mistake about it the Drug War  is not against a plant or a chemical, it’s a war against the thoughts and feelings you have in your head.

Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of association were created to keep government from forcibly legislating your thoughts. 

You are sovereign over your body and mind. If you ingest a psychotropic compound and commit no crime against person or property then what business is it of the government what compound you took? According to the philosophical underpinnings of the Bill of Rights, government has no right to interfere with the mind of an individual let alone imprison him for altering his thoughts or even killing him for them. The state fears that if we alter our thoughts with drugs we will be less likely to kill for it or accept its interference in the rest of our lives.

Read Aldous Huxley’s “Doors of Perception” and you understand the type of thinking they at war with.

Buy Doors of Perception at Amazon 

The Federal progenitor the War on Drugs Henry Anslonger had these illuminating quotes:

“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the U.S., and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.”

“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”

We have always had plenty of laws on the books to prosecute those who commit crimes against persons and property.  The above quotes show that Henry Anslinger, the first head of what would become the DEA, was more worried about music and sex between white women and black men than any kind of crime against person and property.

People who supported this law back then believed the Constituitin prevented them from passing laws to forbid creative expression or interracial sex. So they passed laws that would prosecute thought and emotions by targeting substances those people used and so do an end around on the Bill of Rights .

Richard Nixon was no fan of the Constitution as well and turned up the heat on the War On Drugs in a big way. His motivations were similar to Harry Ansligner’s. Acordding to John  Ehrlichman, Nixon’s domestic policy advisor, The War On Drugs was a tool to control black people and crush the antiwar movement. And it’s used in a similar manner today. 

The entire War on Drugs is a waste of time, money and also a waste of human potential. It should be called a war against Thought and Feelings, because that is really what these laws punish. Life is painful and tragic. Locking people up for pursuing a better state of mind, even if the side effects could be detrimental, isn’t helping them or society.  Continuing the enforcement of the Prohibition of Drugs will only lead to more suffering not less suffering  in the world. 

Jeff Session  – Now is the time to end the failed War on Drugs. 

Brad Miller 

Advocate of Liberty 

Kim Jong Un loves freedom

In True nature of the State on May 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm


He does for himself but not his people. 

“Even despots accept the excellence of liberty. The simple truth is that they wish to keep it for themselves and promote the idea that no one else is at all worthy of it. Thus, our opinion of liberty does not reveal our differences but the relative value which we place on our fellow man. We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man’s support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country. Alex de Tocqueville 

Kim Jong Un is not alone in being despotic. The entire political class of all nations believe that they should keep liberty to themselves while they dictate how everyone else should live.  

The ruling elite of North Korea is reported to spend around $600 million dollars a year on luxury goods while their citizens suffer. In the United Stares six of the ten richest counties are located around Washington DC. How is this any different? 

The idea that drives the political class is the belief that they are superior and deserve unlimited liberty and that everyone doesn’t because they are not worthy of it. When politicians talk they are always trying to increase their choices in life why limited those of others. 

Liberty simply means freedom to choose how to live your life. Every law passed, every tax created, every zoning regulation is a reminder of the despotic philosophy of the ruling class. They believe they are worthy of freedom but you are not. 

When politicians are talking about killing despots around the world just remember that they share the same despotic philosophy with the ones they say are the embodiment of evil. They just haven’t been able to insitiute total government in their own country due to practical issues but they spend their energies working towards that goal. 

Brad Miller 

Advocate of Liberty 

A different libertarian take on taxes

In Taxes, True nature of the State on May 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

Taxation is theft,  right? 

I firmly believe that it is but I just read something today that made me reconsider this idea. 

I’ve been fascinated with the idea of creating my own country for years. During my recent research into Seasteading I bought the classic book “How to start your own country” by Erwin S. Strauss  A fascinating book that any freedom loving person should own. 

How to start your own country – Erwin S. Strauss

Erwin covers the many ways one may go about creating your own country including declaring your home a sovereign nation. Peter Griffin actually did this in an episode of Family Guy and called it Petoria. It didn’t go so well for him. He should have read “How to start your own country” before raising his flag. (I’ll be covering how Peter could have used Erwin’s advice to create a better outcome in a future post).

Erwin doesn’t pretend that you’ll be able to flaunt the law of the government surrounding your plot of land. Peter Griffin learned this the hard way. By declaring your home a sovereign nation is an easy way to as Erwin retire “dip your toe in the new country water”. And you get to create your own flag!

Taxation is one of the main reasons  why people want to start their own nation. The power to tax is at the heart of the nation state.  And taxation becomes the number issue if you do declare your home an independent nation within the territory claimed by another nation. The problem isn’t you collecting taxes from yourself and your family. 

Borders mainly exist to delineate who gets to take your money in the form of taxes. 

If you refuse to pay your taxes what will happen. The exact same thing that would happen if you don’t pay your taxes now as a citizen. The U.S. government will use force to collect it. We all know trying to use  force to repel the unlimited police/ war machine of he U.S. Federal government  is not an option. 

If you declare your home an independent nation inside of the U.S., you instantly have the largest most deadly military and police force in the as your not so friendly neighbor. How do you defend against them seizing your property or committing violence against you? 

All nations have a defense budget. Why? A large part has to do with the military industrial complex and the psychopathy that propels politicians to wage war. But the stated purpose of a defense budget is to keep the lives and property of the “citizens” safe within its borders. 

As a microscopic, poor, ally-less nation how could you possibly survive? According to Erwin your best option to defend your person and property from harm is to pay your taxes to the state and federal governments. Your tax bill is simply part of your defense budget for your nation. This is the idea that got me to reconsider if taxation is truly theft.!

How much do you think Assad would pay in “taxes” to avoid being attacked by the U.S. government? 

That is an interesting way to look at taxation. Is taxation still theft in Erwin’s scenario if it’s labeled “defense spending”? 

Do you consider your tax bill as a part of your personal “defense budget”? 

Please leave a comment on your thoughts about taxation and the viability of creating micro-nations within an existing country. 

Brad

Longevity and Liberty

In Liberty, True nature of the State on March 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Longevity and Liberty

What if all that we are doing to advance the cause of freedom is a waste of time? What if its an impossibility to live in an atmosphere of increased human liberty because the fear of death and the lack of experiencing enough time on Earth prevents individuals from seeing through the lies of those who champion collectivism over individualism? The current human life span of less than 80 years may not be sufficient for the majority of individuals to live long enough to see the benefits or the advantages of being more free and the dangers and futility of giving up liberty for security.

Robert Heinlein was a liberty minded master author of science fiction who explored the ideas of Liberty throughout his career. My favorite character he ever created was a very long lived man named Lazarus Long. He was born to parents who were part of a longevity project that encouraged long lived people to mate. He’s later on able to outlive his genetic gifts of his parents and make it past 2000 years old due to advanced medical treatments called “rejuvenation”. This character loved freedom and distrusted authority. He would leave a planet as soon as the population reached a sufficient number to require identification cards.

Without the fear of natural death there is a new perspective gained by humans. Lazarus when he learned that he wasn’t going to die of natural causes began making more long term plans. How many of our decisions are based on our fear of death? And how much of the ideas of collectivism exist because of this fear of death? If humans began living 200 years or 2000 years would the freedom philosophy be embraced by most humans?

I don’t know but I think that what is holding back the freedom movement may not be a “selling job” or a “numbers problem”. What if it is simply a lack of lifespan for the majority of humans to find out that death is not the worst thing that can happen to a person? And that being dependent of the whims of the collective is not only dangerous but also degrading. Lazarus Long despised living on a planet where everything was given to him and wanted to leave another planet when he found out him and his follow space travelers were seen as domesticated animals by a super advanced race. Collectivist Politicians and others who worship power view the masses as domesticated animals and they promise to give us everything if we only submit to their brilliant schemes. Lazarus would rather risk death by returning to an Earth that was potentially dangerous to him and his own kind then become a pet or have everything handed to him. When people no longer have a fear of death these currently invisible chains of collectivism will begin to weight heavy on them. Lazarus understood this and that is why he always chose liberty over security because giving up liberty meant submitting and giving up his inherent rights.

Another benefit of an extended or even infinite physical human lifespan besides eliminating the fear of death will be the increased ability of humans to see patterns of history over extended time frames. Right now most humans don’t read or even care about history. They are unaware of the hundreds of millions of people murdered by collectivist nation states in the last hundred years. They are unaware of the small pockets of history in which humans had more freedom and why these epochs created the amazing level of civilization we all take for granted today. Currently those who worship the state and suckle at its teat are able to ignore or twist history to their benefit and cloak the current patterns of deceit, theft and murder that their unholy god is unleashing on humankind from the masses because people haven’t lived long enough to recognize what always happens when collectivism is chosen over individualism.

There are many factors that go into a person’s decision in choosing to believe in collectivism or to embrace individualism. I do believe that the fear of death and the inability to see long term historical patterns are two key reasons most people prefer the paternal state gaining more and more power while they accept their individual freedoms to diminish. I believe most who fall into the ranks of the collectivists are blinded by their own fear of death and their ignorance of history so they can’t see the pile of bodies and the lost potential of billions of humans because of the actions of the all powerful state throughout the history of humankind. One day physical death will be a thing of the past for humans. When that happens a majority of humans will live long enough to spot long term historical patterns with their our own eyes and see the lies that the priests of politics are peddling and totally eliminate all support for the all powerful paternal state.

Brad Miller

Globalists’ tentacles taking hold of Henry County GA

In True nature of the State on September 13, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Matt McCord a well respected man has withdrawn from the District Attorney Race in Henry County Georgia. He is quitting the race because George Soros has given $100,000 t0 his opponent and he didn’t want to put his family through a “Soros Election”. If he continued in the race he fears that his family will be exposed to the defamation and mud slinging that is typical of an election that Soros is involved with.

http://www.henryherald.com/news/henry-county-district-attorney-candidate-matt-mccord-drops-out-of/article_9bca9aa0-a12d-5999-a884-0d6160ee7d6b.html

This campaign to prevent a native Henry County Judge from running for DA would never have happened or at least it would have been hotly contested if the local power base of Henry County had not been destroyed by the banking crisis of 2008. The 2008 bailout money was passed out to those banks that were politically connected to people in Washington DC and those on Wall Street. Unfortunatley The First State Bank was not. The First State Bank was owned by individuals in Henry County and served the community for over 65 years. I used to work for The First State Bank and lived through the absolute horror of them being shut down by the Georgia Banking Authority, listening to the heartbreaking story of the elderly losing hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars worth of The First State Bank stock and then watching Hamilton State Bank systematically destroy what made it a wonderful community bank and a pillar of the community.

During the financial criss The First State Bank was denied TARP money while Hamilton State Bank received it. If The First State Bank had received the TARP funds or was left alone it would have made it through those troubled times. It was paying its bills. But Hamilton State Bank received over two hundred million dollars from venture capital firms. These investors wanted to steal the assets of The First State Bank for almost nothing and they were able to because of TARP and because of the corrupt way the FDIC determined which bank failed and which bank continued to exist. The Financial Crisis and the TARP bailouts were used to destroy community banking in Henry County GA and increase the power that people on Wall Street and Washington DC could exert right down into the cities of Stockbridge, McDonough and Locust Grove.

On Hamilton State Bank’s website  they boast in 2011 how they raised 213 million dollars from Tailwind Capital and from Angelo, Gordon and Company. These two firms were started and are populated by people who were part of the system that helped create the financial crisis to begin with. One of the Partners of Tailwind Capital is Frank V. Sica who worked for George Soros for twenty years and up until 2006 was the President of Soros Private Funds Management. Other founders worked for Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers. Not organizations typically concerned about the impact their actions have on the citizens of Henry County Georgia.  Hamilton State Bank has also completed similar transactions in Douglas County and Bartow county by taking over financial institutions that have been cornerstones of those communities for decades.

https://www.hamiltonstatebank.com/news/news001.htm 

Hamilton State Bank also lists who they installed on their board as of 2011. Instead of local veterinarians, builders, and other local business men who sat on the board of The First State Bank they installed on their board of directors a former head of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, a former senior advisor to the United States Treasury, a former Executive Vice President and a former Managing Director of JP Morgan, and a former Goldman Sachs executive. These elitists, wall street fat cats, venture capitalists, and former treasury officials used the power of government to destroy millions of shareholder wealth when the Georgia Department of banking shut down The First State Bank and pocketed millions in profits when the FDIC ate the majority of the bad debt.

I owned shares in The First State Bank and my investment was destroyed over night along with the millions and millions that the local community had invested into this county stalwart. I hate the TARP program. I think it was unconstitutional. But giving to one bank and not another is also criminal. And then having the politically connected benefit even further by acquiring all of the assets and only 20% of the bad loans is a further tragedy and its how you destroy the local power base of a community with a thinest veneer of legality. In reality it was nothing more than theft.

George Soros and his ilk look at us as mere pawns. They see only how they can rearrange us, to separate us, to set us against each other, and to cage us in order to benefit themselves and they use money and politic power to do so. They are connected to the highest levels of government and aren’t afraid to use it. His son recently went to dinner with Tim Kaine, Clinton’s VP running mate. On his son’s Instagram feed he wrote “I love this man”. How many of us could have dinner with the prospective VP? Do you think they were talking about how to ensure individuals are more free? I guarantee they weren’t. And George Soros is also on the Council on Foreign Relations which is a shadowy invite only group that advises the U.S. government on foreign policy.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/12/globalists-unite-hillary-clinton-running-mate-tim-kaine-dines-george-soros-son-donald-trumps-rise-terrifies-world-elite/

George Soros is targeting “transitioning communities” where minorities are in his words not being fairly represented in government. Anyone who believes his rhetoric is ridiculous. I do believe that there is a problem with policing but it has to do with the drug war, the militarization of police, the horrible inner city schools and the progressive ideology that has created these “hoods” in every major city in the country. None of these issues are being brought up. And those who think that George Soros cares about anyone or that they’ll be better off when his puppet is in power is fooling themselves. Progressives use race rhetoric to build their power base in order to fill their pockets. Eugenics, the minimum wage, drug prohibition, and planned parenthood were all designed to increase the political power of the elites at the expense of the black communities.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/23/politics/john-ehrlichman-richard-nixon-drug-war-blacks-hippie/

https://fee.org/articles/the-eugenics-plot-of-the-minimum-wage/

The Progressives have been in charge of the major cities across the country for decades. Chicago in 2016 has had more homicides than NY and LA combined. That city is run by a progressive mayor.  Detroit is a wasteland. And I don’t know of too many people who feel comfortable walking at night in Atlanta.  The war on drugs and other progressive policies have helped to land 4.7% of the black male population in prison. The welfare state hasn’t helped either and has been instrumental in the destruction of the black nuclear family. In 1965 25% of black children were born to single moms. Now the number is up over 72%. The public schools systems are a disaster as well. Look at Clayton County. They lost their accreditation a few years ago and no one on the school board was a Libertarian or Conservative.

I want everyone to be free. I want everyone to pursue their definition of happiness as long as it doesn’t violate someone else’s rights. I own myself as does everyone else. George Soros doesn’t believe that. He believes that his billions give him the right to reshape society, tell people what to do  and create a a larger dependent class that looks to politicians who dole out taxpayer money  and in turn give sweetheart deals to their Wall Street friends.  They promise to “reach out to the community” and “improve access” and “share equity” and all this does is create conflict and tension between black, hispanic and white communities. We are all individuals and its those who seek to control us who want to separate us into race, into blue collar or white collar, into city or country, into hunters and non-hunters, in the haves and the have nots. They use this conflict to impoverish us all while enriching themselves , and at the same time limiting everyone’s freedom except their own. This modern form of Progressivism is just a form of socialism mixed with crony-capitalism. And like Winston Churchill said:

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

The Globalist Cabal has reached its tentacles into the backyard of Henry County in a big way. They’ve done this in the past through Taxation, Zoning, and environmental laws but these have been done quietly and done over time. We’ve slowly come to accept that government at all levels wants to control our lives. But those in power are now blatant in their attempt to use intimidation and money to buy the District Attorney’s office in Henry County. I truly couldn’t believe this when my brother first told me. Soros is doing this so he can install someone who doesn’t know the county, doesn’t live in the county and is beholden to him progressive Billionaire and his agenda.  This couldn’t have happened or at least there would have been a chance to oppose it if the wealth that was invested in The First State Bank hadn’t been erased.

The bigger issues are of course fractional reserve banking, the Federal Reserve System, the size and scope of government, wars overseas, the welfare state, and the war on drugs which all creates enormous harm for individuals and communities, regardless of color.  Those are the issues that need to be spoken about because they increase the power of the state and people like George Soros spends billions in order to control that power. The closing and the theft of The First State bank and the intimidation and robbery of the District Attorney’s office in Henry County show why ideas truly matter. Progressivism, statism, and crony capitalism creates an atmosphere where these things can happen in Henry County Georgia. Its time to wake up to what is really going on.  My dad always said that  if you want to know what’s going on then you need to “follow the money“. And if we follow the money for these two huge events that will impact Henry County residents for decades to come, it leads directly  to George Soros and his Wall Street Fat Cat Cronies who spout empty promises of Progressiveness while reaping huge profits as crony capitalist.

This needs to be documented and talked about. I am thankful for the AJC article who first broke the story on Friday of last week of Soros’ involvement.

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/09/09/democrats-targeting-henry-county-from-within-and-from-afar/

Brad Miller

The Dukes of Hazzard, The A-Team are why I’m a Libertarian

In True nature of the State on August 16, 2013 at 12:34 am

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I am Libertarian because of the A-Team and The Dukes of Hazzard. Now how can two campy action comedy T.V. shows of the 70’s and 80’s lead me to the “Freedom Philosophy”?

Well I’m glad you asked. I’m now 37 and during my formative years I couldn’t get enough of the Dukes of Hazzard out smarting Boss Hogg, and The A-Team providing justice for the innocent while evading the authorities. In the past few years I’ve been reading tons about the eternal struggle between the individual vs. the State. And after reading Rand, Rothbard, Bastiat, Molinari, Mises, Read and many others I’ve come to the firm conclusion that it was the early childhood experiences of watching the Dukes of Hazzard and The A-Team that sent me on the quest to find out more about liberty.

The Dukes of Hazzard is about a moonshine running family in the hills of Kentucky, who are always being menaced by the greedy county commissioner, Boss Hogg. This cult action comedy dealt with such Libertarian Ideas as the ridiculussness of prohibition, the nobility of voluntary exchange and the evils of police corruption and importance of exposing greedy politicians.

In particular I believe there is no other show that ever did a better job of brining to life Franz Oppenheimer’s idea that there are only two ways to achieve what you want, the Political Means or the Economic Means. The dichotomy of Boss Hogg and Uncle Jesse couldn’t be any clearer. Boss Hogg the richest man in Hazzard County, and a powerful county commissioner, used his position of power to illegally enrich himself. Aided by the corrupt, and fortunately for the Duke Boys, inept Rosco P. Coltrane, Boss Hogg used hidden stop signs, speed traps and other nefarious means to line his pockets. He used Political Means to gain what he desired. While Uncle Jess the Duke patriarch helped his family by using his extensive knowledge of making moonshine to meet customer demand. He clearly was using Economic Means to support himself and his family. I would like to say that I was drawn to the show for its philosophical underpinnings but in all honesty it was for the awesome car chases, the Duke boys firing exploding arrows and of course Daisy’s shorts.

Even the theme song sung by Waylon Jennings tells us clearly that the Duke boys are living by a Libertarian code. In this verse you can see that they were adherents to the foundation of Libertarianism, which is the “Non-Agression Principle”. This principle states that that “no man has a right to initiate force against another man.”

“Just some good ole boys never meaning no harm.”

And throughout the show they never killed anyone and only initiated force in a defensive manner.

This next verse tells us how they were trying to make their living but were being limited by government regulations.

“Just making their way, any way they know how and that’s just a little bit more than the law would allow.”

The Duke family were providing a good that others wanted. They never used force to induce others to buy their moonshine. It was always a voluntary transaction. Where Boss Hogg always relied upon fear, intimidation and the use of force to carry out his schemes. The Duke family maybe considered the first Libertarian family of T.V.

The A-Team was another show I couldn’t get enough of when I was little. What drew me to the A-Team was of course the awesome van, the cool adhoc armored vehicles they built and the prodigious use of mini-14’s. Now looking back I can see that this show, without the writers realizing it, presented the perfect case for what Gustave Molinari wrote about in his pamphlet “The Production of Security”. In this pamphlet Molinari argued that the Free Market could provide Justice and Defensive services superior to what the State offered and that is exactly what the A-Team did.

The A-Team was a group of special forces soldiers who were on the run from the government becasuse they were wrongly accused of a crime they didn’t commit. During the course of the series they helped out innocent people while also trying to clear their own names. They are the one’s to call if the government was the problem or if the government wouldn’t or couldn’t help those in need. This idea of a private organization providing police/defense services better than those services offered by the government is the Anarcho-Capitalist/Libertarian principle that the A-Team was built upon. And in every episode the private justice of the A-Team prevailed.

Further cementing the A-Team as a T.V. show that inculcated me in the ways of freedom at an early age was that Hannibal, the leader of the A-Team, didn’t rely on force to keep his team together. It was a totally voluntary unit; B.A., Face and Murdoch were always free to back out of any mission they disagreed with or had any reason to not participate in. This is the exact opposite of how the military operates. Once you sign up with the state military force you can’t just opt out of a mission if you disagree with it.

I can say with all honesty that watching the A-Team and the Dukes of Hazzard lead me to the Freedom Philosophy. In their own unique ways these two shows illustrated the difference between the force, coercion, and corruption of Government and the voluntary, peaceful. and honorable nature of Freedom.

Brad Miller
Advocate of Liberty

Daniel Chong – DEA Victim

In True nature of the State on July 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Daniel Chong recently won a 4.1 million dollar judgement against the Justice Department for wrongful and cruel imprisonment by the DEA.

The 23-year-old engineering student was arrested during a drug raid in 2012. The Agents told him that he would not be charged and released shortly. That was a lie. He was locked in a small cell and no one checked on him for FOUR DAYS. No food. No water.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/30/student-cell-millions/2600791/

He had to drink his own urine and by the third day had accepted that he would die. Daniel Chong’s horrifying imprisonment is indicative of how the DEA operates and is another reason why it should be disbanded.

Did the DEA agents who locked him up and forgot about him go to prison? No. Did those agents get fired? No. All the DEA did was APOLOGIZE. This is a clear example of how government agents, men in costumes (uniforms), play by different rules than individuals in society do.

The individual DEA agents weren’t held responsible for their actions and instead the tax payers pay the price. Those criminal DEA Agents escaped imprisonment while the American Justice System is locking up millions of individuals for non-violent drug offenses.

The United States has the largest prison population in the world. And a huge proportion of those people in prisons are sent there by the DEA and other anti-drug police units. Daniel Chong’s arrest and imprisonment should have never happened. If the Drug War ended tomorrow that would prevent these type of horrible abuses of power from occuring in the future.

If we own our selves and own our bodies then we have a God-given right to ingest what ever we choose to. This is a natural right that can not be taken from us.

Thomas Szasz’s video on Libertarianism.org entitled “The Right To Do Drugs” brings up an interesting point. His basic premise is that all drugs in this country are illegal. None of us can get drugs without a prescription, which is nothing more than a “government permission slip.” That is insane if you think of it in that way.
Watch the Video – its worth the twenty minutes.

http://www.libertarianism.org/media/video-collection/thomas-szasz-right-take-drugs

We are all victims of the Government when it comes to drugs. We are all trapped in the prison cell of the Drug Laws that limit our God-given right to ingest whatever we choose to on a daily basis. Why should a politician or a DEA agent determine what kind of chemicals or plant extracts you or I ingest? That is the question that should be asked. It’s not about preventing a junky from shooting up heroin. It’s about your natural right of self ownership.

Drug Prohibition costs trillions and it ruins people’s lives. Everyone of the individuals who have been imprisoned on drug charges are like Danial Chong; they have been wrongly imprisoned. He is only one of the millions and millions of people who have been locked up because of the drug war. Can we put a price on Daniel Chong’s four day horrific imprisonment? The Justice Department did and gave him 4.1 million dollars for his trouble. Can we put a price on the human misery that has been caused by the imprisonment of the million of individuals who’ve been arrested for drugs during the so-called drug war?

Daniel Chong should receive a cash settlement for his kidnappping but Taxpayers shouldn’t pay it. That chunk of change should come out of the DEA agents’ pockets who locked him up and almost killed him.

We should all be outraged and demand that justice be served for this traumatized young man and for all of us who have been terrorized by the tyrannical enfrocement of the Drug War in America.

Brad Miller
AdvocateofLiberty and Freeing all the Individuals in Prison for Drug Charges

Operation Ajax and a Nuclear Iran

In True nature of the State on March 15, 2013 at 12:41 am

Nuclear Explosion

War Drums…

The headline appears on the Drudge Report tonight. The United States Federal Government is pushing closer to waging war against the Nation of Iran. President Obama spoke yesterday in Israel concerning Iran’s nuclear program.

The President explained:

“Iran is about a year away from developing a nuclear weapon and the United States remains committed to doing everything in its power to prevent that from happening.”

Now the question should be asked why is the United States so interested in a nation of 75 million people 6000 miles away its shores? I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that Iran is sitting on the 2nd largest natural gas reserves and fourth largest petroleum reserves in the world?

The United States has been interested in Iran for a long time and it has always been about the oil reserves. During WWII the U.S., Brittain and Russia were very much involved in keeping Iran out of the Nazi fold because of their oil reserves.

The British in particular were deeply involved in oil production in Iran during and after WWII. This was very profitable for the British exporting the oil out of Iran but left the Iranian’s mostly impoverished. The Iranians were not happy with the British contracts and were seeking in the early 1950’s to Nationalize the Petroleum Industry in Iran. This would have left the British Oil companies in a bad spot. What did the British do? Did they negotiate with the Iranians or cut their loses and move on? No. They called the White House.

Eisenhower approved helping the British overthrow the government of Iran and “Operation Ajax” was born. Winston Churchill had reminded the U.S. that the British were helping the U.S. “combat communism” around the world and for their continued cooperation all the U.S. had to do was to stage a little coup in Iran. The U.S. CIA and British MI6 did just that. They launched Operation Ajax to overthrow the rightfully elected Prime Minister, Mossaddeq.

In Mosaddeq’s place the U.S. backed “Shah” was installed and reigned for 25 years. His unpopular rule ended in 1979 when the people of Iran performed their own “coup” and created the “Islamic Republic”. The seeds planted in 1953 by the CIA and MI6’s murder, deception and subterfuge in overthrow of Iran’s government led directly to the 1979 revolution.

Ever since the 1979 revolution, the United States has had economic sanctions against Iran. In fact over the last decade they have become more and more severe. It must be remembered that sanctions are never against governments. They are always against individuals. They always lower the standard of living for individuals living in both countries involved. If the sanctions were lifted on Iran today gas prices would fall about 10% in the U.S. and much-needed cancer medicine would be readily available in Iran. The question we must ask is: Who benefits from these higher gas prices? I know it is not you and me or the people of Iran.

Today the sanctions against Iran are meant to encourage a regime change from within by causing massive pain to its citizens. The sanctions coupled with a contentious election in 2009 almost accomplished this. There were massive protests but the brutal regime suppressed them. More individuals didn’t join the protests because they blame the U.S. for the sanctions they continue to suffer under and look to their government to provide relief from them. If the U.S. stopped the sanctions the regime in power wouldn’t have any excuse for the lack of freedom and prosperity in the country. There have been some protests in 2011 and 2012 but not on the scale of those that took place in 2009. The sanctions remain in place, the Iranian Regime remains in power, and the gas prices in the U.S. are still 10% higher than they should be and people in Iran are dying because of lack of medicine.

This is the legacy of government intervention around the world. The majority of individuals in both countries involved suffer for generations.

I’m not a fan of the Iranian government. The guys in charge are horrible people who have done horrible things. If they weren’t in power that would be a good thing. But it isn’t the business of the United States government to decide what type of government another country has or who is involved in it or if they should have nuclear weapons or not.

If Iran used a nuclear weapon against the United States what would really happen? All 75 million people in Iran would die in a retaliatory strike, that’s what would happen.That’s why mutually assured destruction worked during the Cold War (even though at the time we thought the Soviet leaders were insane), it worked. Those in power in Iran know this as well.

The Iranian people after WWII were on the path to prosperity with a secular democratic government. This ended when the joint CIA/MI6 “Operation Ajax” overthrew the elected government in 1953. Just think what life would be like if Iran was a peaceful trading partner with the U.S. The individuals who live in both of the countries would be more prosperous today. Government intervention always leads to more problems and more government intervention. It is an endless cycle of misery, murder and war. Operation Ajax is the perfect historical example of the dangers of government intervention abroad and should inform the decisions of those advocating regime change in Iran and other countries around the world.

Brad Miller
AdvocateofLiberty and Peace