Everyone finally clear of all those Thanksgiving Holiday Leftovers? Good. Personally I could do with another serving or two since its going to be almost an entire month before I get it again. While I’m not a huge fan of Bobby Flay, I do agree with his viewpoint that it’s a shame we only eat turkey twice a year. In fact when we returned home from our Thanksgiving Family Excursion of the Bayou and thru the King Ranch to Molly Grandma’s house Late Friday, one of the first tings I did was to remove our turkey from the freezer and put him in the sink to speed thaw over night. The only problem with going someplace else for Thanksgiving is the lack of leftovers to tide you through the weekend!
Recovering from those bruises and/or pepper spraying you obtained in the Black Friday Free-For-Alls? Good, don’t worry TOO much about the credit card debt damage you did yourself, you have an entire 30 days now to figure our how to pay it or find a decent second mortgage.
Now how about those carpel tunnel injuries suffered on Cyber Monday? Receiving treatment for those too? Good. Got your braces or wrist supports in place? Even a full coffee cup can be painful and we would not want to having you committing caffeine abuse by dropping a full one, ESPECIALLY if it happens to be one from the DragonLaff Store!
Something side tracked me from ever finishing my 3 part coffee series when I was running it. Here is the last part then now.
The Truth About Coffee
The Claim: “Fair Trade Certified”
Much of the world’s coffee is grown in impoverished countries where farmers struggle to feed their families. The intent with fair trade certification is to lift these people out of destitution by encouraging coffee-bagging companies to pay them honest, living wages, which are determined by a German-based group known as Fairtrade Labeling Organizations International (FLO). FLO has 24 members operating worldwide, and in the U.S., the non-profit organization TransFair oversees the approval of FLO-sanctioned fair trade certification. That means that any bag of beans you buy, so long as it carries the iconic certification stamp, has been audited by TransFair to ensure it meets the same regulations as all fair trade certified products worldwide.
Now, here’s the fair-trade coffee controversy. Right now, to be eligible for fair trade certification, coffee importers must pay farmers no less than $1.35 per pound of conventional coffee and $1.51 per pound of organic. That would have been huge in 2001 when a worldwide oversupply of beans drove the average rate for a pound of coffee down to a paltry $.46. But with the demand for coffee now catching up with the supply, the average farmer today, fair trade or not, takes in a more reasonable $1.40 per pound, according to the International Coffee Organization. Some journalists have criticized FLO standards for being too low, and in some countries, farmers making fair trade wages still aren’t meeting the loosely enforced minimum wages set by their governments. So is it worth the extra cash? From an ethical standpoint, sure. The average coffee farmer today is doing far better than he or she used to, but there are still many less-fortunate farmers that could use the help. What’s more, most fair trade coffee is also organic, so the premium price you pay is also going to improve the environment and eliminate pesticides from your cup.
The Claim: “Organic”
Organic coffee, so long as it bears the official logo of the USDA, falls under the same governmental regulation as organic produce, which tells you that the coffee has been grown, transported, and roasted without the use of herbicides or pesticides. Unfortunately, no major studies have looked at how this affects your health, but there’s no question about organic’s impact on the environment. Chemical-reliant farming methods have been linked to fish deaths along the coasts of coffee-growing communities, and pesticides in water raise the concern for long-term health problems for locals. For organic beans you’ll likely pay a premium—generally about 25 percent more. Some of that trickles down to the farmer, but a wave of Latin coffee growers, for example, have been abandoning organic beans because they can’t recoup the extra expenses. In short, buy organic because you don’t like pesticides, but not necessarily because the farmer will see more of that extra cash you shell out.
The Claim: “Shade Grown”
A common practice in coffee farming is to clear off the native trees to make room for more coffee trees, destroying natural biodiversity and creating monocultures that rely on pesticides and fertilizers to produce beans. So in theory, “shade grown” is supposed to tell you that a diverse ecosystem still thrives on the farm. The problem is that there’s no organization governing the term, which leaves it open to abuse by any farmer whose farm has a few lonely trees scattered about. For environmentally meaningful certification, look for “Bird Friendly” and “Rainforest Alliance Certified” stamps.
The Claim: “Rainforest Alliance Certified”
Rainforest Alliance Certified must meet a strict set of requirements that promote sustainable resource management and the preservation of healthy ecosystems. That means farms must be partially covered by native trees, farmers must make living wages, and farming methods must have a minimal impact on the natural environment. The only designation more meaningful than Rainforest Alliance Certification is the Bird Friendly stamp. Typical coffee farms drive out birds by removing the trees, so Bird Friendly coffees, like Rainforest Alliance Certified beans, require a canopy of trees to remain over the farm. But Bird Friendly also goes one step further by requiring the farm to be certified organic, whereas the Rainforest Alliance allows the use of some chemicals.
On Becoming Illegal.
FORMS ARE GOING FAST- SIGN UP TODAY!
Becoming Illegal (Actual letter from an Iowa resident and sent to his senator)
The Honorable Tom Harkin
731 Hart Senate Office Building
Phone (202) 224 3254
Washington DC , 20510
Dear Senator Harkin,
As a native Iowan and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service , I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you.
My primary reason for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted. If my understanding of this bill’s provisions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, all I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last five years. I know a good deal when I see one and I am anxious to get the process started before everyone figures it out.
Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year so I’m excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes in return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me and my family because we paid heavy taxes in 2004 and 2005.
Additionally, as an illegal alien I could begin using the local emergency room as my primary health care provider. Once I have stopped paying premiums for medical insurance, my accountant figures I could save almost $10,000 a year.
Another benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications , as well as ‘in-state’ tuition rates for many colleges throughout the United States for my son.
Lastly, I understand that illegal status would relieve me of the burden of renewing my driver’s license and making those burdensome car insurance premiums .. This is very important to me given that I still have college age children driving my car. If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal (retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative. Thank you for your assistance.
Your Loyal Constituent, (hoping to reach ‘illegal alien’ status rather than just a bonafide citizen of the USA)
Get your Forms (NOW)!!
Call your Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-289-1040
Not a bad way of determining just how drunk you are or just how bad an idea picking up that bar floozy really is!
They sent my Tax Return back! AGAIN!!!
In response to the question: “List all dependents?”
1) “12 million illegal immigrants;
2) “3 million crack heads;
3) “42 million unemployable people on food stamps,
4) “2 million people in over 243 prisons;
5) “Half of Mexico ; and
6) “535 fools in the U.S. House and Senate.”
Apparently, this was NOT an acceptable answer.
I guess SOMEONE has to pay G.E.’s fair share since they are not!
[if you have the patience to read it]
© The Department of Redundancy Department Copyright Department Copyright, 1999
When you write copy you have the right to copyright the copy you write. You can write good and copyright but copyright doesn’t mean copy good – it might not be right good copy, right?
Now, writers of religious services write rite, and thus have the right to copyright the rite they write.
Conservatives write right copy, and have the right to copyright the right copy they write.
A right wing cleric might write right rite, and have the right to copyright the right rite he has the right to write. His editor has the job of making the right rite copy right before the copyright would be right. Then it might be copy good copyright.
Should Thom Wright decide to write, then Wright might write right rite, which Wright has a right to copyright. Copying that rite would copy Wright’s right rite, and thus violate copyright, so Wright would have the legal right to right the wrong. Right?
Legals write writs, which is a right or not write writs right but all writs, copied or not, are writs that are copyright. Judges make writers write writs right.
Advertisers write copy which is copyright the copy writer’s company, not the right of the writer to copyright. But the copy written is copyrighted as written, right?
Wrongfully copying a right writ, a right rite or copy is not right.
The Leprechaun’s Kitchen Cupboard Larder and Bar are all closed this week for post holiday restocking. Catch us again next week when we start prepping for the onslaught of the Christmas holiday baking and beverage season. I suggest buying new sweat pants and stretch belts now to avoid the post holiday rush!
Free Christmas music
It’s time for Christmas again, which means it’s time for Christmas music. You’ll probably hear the same old songs again and again. In fact, you’ve probably already heard all the usual fare in stores and on the radio.
Break that cycle! Download some great new songs – and new covers of some old ones – at this free song website.
Feels Like Christmas offers up tracks from independent artists for your holiday listening pleasure. All are available as MP3 downloads and all are free.
The offerings range from traditional instrumentals to contemporary vocals. You’re sure to find a new favorite among them all!
System: Windows XP, Vista, 7; OS X
Beats the heck out of relying on that scratchy old 45 of the Barking Dogs doing Jingle Bells again this year!
Amazing Amish Christmas Lights
These are amazing!
See? Told you! Totally amazing!
Political Cartoons of the Week: Rick Perry’s “Oops moment” is not over
Every Sunday, Texas on the Potomac presents some of the best political cartoons from the award-winning artists of Hearst Newspapers. Today, we feature work by Nick Anderson of the Houston Chronicle, Andy Coughlan of the Beaumont Enterprise and John Branch of the San Antonio Express-News.
Look Who Likes Music!
This is a great performance and take note that not one in the audience left during the performance!
In the course of my travels for Thanksgiving I ran across a few traveling servicemen just trying to get home for the holidays. I took the opportunity to thank them at every turn and managed to buy the coffee and snaks for one car load, then guide them back onto the the highway and show them an alternate route to their destination which shaved about an hour off their travel time.
Believe it or not the reaction most often encountered when they are thanked is sheepish embarrassment, even for small gestures like an entire line of people waiting to pay for their snaks and beverages side stepping so they could get to the front of the line at the check out so that I could pay for their food and drinks.
This got me thinking and made me remember The Gratitude Campaign and their simple sign for expressing gratitude to those who serve when we come across them publically this holiday season.
The Gratitude Campaign was started back on 2007 as an easy, simple but effective way to say thank you to our troops in places like airports, bus and train stations malls and the like without making it awkward for either side. All it takes is learning a simple easy to remember fast to execute gesture easily recognizable as a sign of gratitude.
Here is the link to their website: http://www.gratitudecampaign.org/index.php?c=pages&m=about_the_sign and here is a Youtube of the sign in action:
Signs That You’re Not Mensa Material
– You couldn’t figure out how to break the seal on your standardized intelligence test, so you had to give up.
– You wonder how the deer know to cross at the deer crossing signs.
– You are confused by the plot twists of a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
– You once tried to solve a Rubik’s cube and had to be institutionalized for over a year.
– You had trouble getting in even before they saw the decimal point in your IQ.
– You are still struggling to finish “Shoe Laces for Dummies.”
– Your family had a celebration when you scored a “perfect 10” points on your SAT.
– You don’t watch PBS because there are no Budweiser or Taco Bell commercials.
– Homer Simpson is your idol.
– That “which comes first” thing about chicken and eggs just makes you hungry.
If you hit all those sign on the money (like someone here at DragonLaffs did) chances are better than excellent you are a Dragon.
That warning pretty much extends to the rest of the entire issue too. So if your easily offended, prone to the vapors, or think the world should exist as a born again moral minority Christian religious cult, time to employ that scroll wheel until you hit todays Parting Shot.
Forewarned is forsworn!
Sex hog heaven for bacon lovers is finally here
If you’ve heard of BaconSalt you may be familiar with J&D’s, who also make Baconnaise and BaconPop. Now they’ve gone way outside the kitchen and are introducing baconlube.
Now they’ve created a limited quantity of bacon-flavored lube and massage oils for troubled individuals who want their lover to taste more like cured pork.
Before you start giving meat-flavored massages, we have one small admission to make – baconlube began as an elaborate April Fool’s prank and was never intended to be a real product. But when the joke ended, the emails kept coming. People harassed us via email, in public and in highly inappropriate ways (thanks for that). The waiting list grew to over 3,000 people. Expectations were built.
So who’s responsible for this highly anticipated creation actually coming to life? You are, that’s who. You and an intern named Martin actually, who sacrificed and offended his taste buds in the name of science on sample after failed sample before this really did taste like bacon.
We’ll make no judgments about why you want this or what you want to do with it, but baconlube is here and it’s real for a limited time. Keep It Sizzlin’.
Brings a whole new sick twisted level of meaning to the innuendo (that’s Italian for suppository folks) “making bacon”. Wonder if I can get Impish to eat his Vegan Virgins now if I coat them with this stuff?
McDonald’s customer would rather eat burger than deal with her burning car.
A Mississippi woman’s burger run ended with her car destroyed by a fire and her arrest, according to a video posted by Hattiesburg, Miss. TV station WDAM.
Drive-thru workers at a McDonald’s let a customer know that her car was on fire as she pulled up to the window. The woman parked the car and went into the restaurant to wait for her order and eat the food rather then dealing with the blaze, WDAM said.
After McDonald’s called 911 and the fire department extinguished the fire (which completely burnt her vehicle), she fought with the cops who just needed her information for the report.
From the story:
When an officer attempted to escort the driver back to the presence of firefighters for questioning, she allegedly resisted and punched him. She was then arrested on four misdemeanor counts including public profanity, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and disorderly conduct.
I can hear them at the Drive-thru now… ”You want fries with that car fire? Can I super size those flames for you? Are you sure? It’s only like 35 cents more to get it fully involved!”
Fake doctor in Florida arrested for dangerous butt injections
A woman was arrested by Florida police for using a mixture of superglue, cement, mineral oil and other chemicals in illegal, butt-enhancing cosmetic procedures, according to reports by NBC Miami and the Miami Herald.
Oneal Ron Morris, a 30 year-old transgendered woman, faces charges of practicing medicine without a license for injecting a woman who later became hospitalized with serious complications to the procedure, including a staph infection.
Morris also appears to have performed the injections on herself, judging by the unusual proportions in her booking photos. Police are asking other victims to come forward.
The Miami Herald wrote:
Investigators suspect (Morris) is part of an underground network of scam artists who have been offering “pumping parties” and home buttocks augmentations across South Florida for years.
In some cases, the end result has been deadly.
Vera Lawrence of Carol City died in March 2001 after too much silicone was injected in her buttocks during a “pumping party” at a Miramar home. The hosts of the party were not licensed physicians, and eventually were charged with Lawrence’s death.
First let me say I STRONGLY suspect that prior to giving herself the el cheapo butt enhancement package Morris was the recipient of a home party el cheapo IQ enhancement of the same dubious quality and degree of unexpected (at least by her) side effects.
Secondly, Impish dude let me just say publically that I am SO VERY SORRY! All this time I thought you were an very expanding eating machine and therefore fair game for poking fun at. I had NO IDEA you were in fact a medical scam victim!
Won’t you please endow them generously, so the young girls might be generously endowed?
The Psychiatrist & The Proctologist.
Best friends graduated from medical school at the same time and decided that,
In spite of two different specialties, they would open a practice together
to share office space and personnel.
Dr. Smith was the psychiatrist and Dr. Jones was the proctologist.They put
up a sign reading:
“Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones: Hysterias and Posteriors”.
The town council was livid and insisted they change it.
So, the docs changed it to read: “Schizoids and Hemorrhoids”.This was also
not acceptable, so they again changed the sign.
“Catatonics and High Colonics” – No go.
Next, they tried “Manic Depressives and Anal Retentives” – thumbs down again.
Then came “Minds and Behinds” – still no good.
Another attempt resulted in “Lost Souls and Butt Holes” – unacceptable again!
So they tried “Analysis and Anal Cysts” – not a chance.
“Nuts and Butts” – no way.
“Freaks and Cheeks” – still no good.
“Loons and Moons” – forget it.
Almost at their wit’s end, the docs finally came up with:
“Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones – Specializing in Odds and Ends”.
Everyone loved it.
My Parting Shot last week apparently hit home with some of you. I received a private message from Impish congratulating me for the issue, there is a posted comment about my Parting Shot and I received several “atta boy Lethal” e-mails about it.
I also have several liberals who will privately attempt to take me to task for things I say because they know too well the kind of “public education” they will get if they post their not based in logic or facts fantasy spun bullshit in the comments. I’d like to thank them for sending me their thoughts as I was running short of toilet paper. Those comments basically called me a homegrown terrorist gun nut who was preaching sedition and defiance of the government.
Unfortunately they have learned to include a phrase in the e-mails which precludes me from posting the contents or names of those losers here for all to see. See Democrats and Liberals like to do their hatchet jobs from the shadows because they KNOW they cannot hold up under the light scrutiny and pressure of logical intelligent discourse and debate.
The last comment I got was extremely interesting however. It was from a “throw away” e-mail service. You get a one time e-mail address there for “allegedly” sending untraceable messages (nothing is untraceable on the internet if someone knows enough, has enough time and clout). The body of the e-mail consisted of only a link and the comment:
You are not alone. Welcome to the company of like minded individuals!.
That link lead me here:
Welcome to Oath Keepers
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution
Our motto is “Not on our watch!”
Orders We Will Not Obey
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this army” — Gen. George Washington, to his troops before the battle of Long Island
Such a time is near at hand again. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this Army — and this Marine Corps, This Air Force, This Navy and the National Guard and police units of these sovereign states.
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, peace officers, fire-fighters, and veterans who swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic … and meant it. We won’t “just follow orders.”
Below is our declaration of orders we will NOT obey because we will consider them unconstitutional (and thus unlawful) and immoral violations of the natural rights of the people. Such orders would be acts of war against the American people by their own government, and thus acts of treason. We will not make war against our own people. We will not commit treason. We will defend the Republic.
Declaration of Orders We Will NOT Obey
Recognizing that we each swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and affirming that we are guardians of the Republic, of the principles in our Declaration of Independence, and of the rights of our people, we affirm and declare the following:
1. We will NOT obey any order to disarm the American people.
The attempt to disarm the people on April 19, 1775 was the spark of open conflict in the American Revolution. That vile attempt was an act of war, and the American people fought back in justified, righteous self-defense of their natural rights. Any such order today would also be an act of war against the American people, and thus an act of treason. We will not make war on our own people, and we will not commit treason by obeying any such treasonous order.
In addition, we affirm that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to preserve the military power of the people so that they will, in the last resort, have effective final recourse to arms and to the God of Hosts in the face of tyranny. Accordingly, we oppose any and all further infringements on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. In particular we oppose a renewal of the misnamed “assault-weapons” ban or the enactment of H.R. 45 (which would register and track gun owners like convicted pedophiles).
2. We will NOT obey any order to conduct warrantless searches of the American people, their homes, vehicles, papers, or effects — such as warrantless house-to house searches for weapons or persons.
One of the causes of the American Revolution was the use of “writs of assistance,” which were essentially warrantless searches because there was no requirement of a showing of probable cause to a judge, and the first fiery embers of American resistance were born in opposition to those infamous writs. The Founders considered all warrantless searches to be unreasonable and egregious. It was to prevent a repeat of such violations of the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects that the Fourth Amendment was written.
We expect that sweeping warrantless searches of homes and vehicles, under some pretext, will be the means used to attempt to disarm the people.
3. We will NOT obey any order to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to trial by military tribunal.
One of the causes of the American Revolution was the denial of the right to jury trial, the use of admiralty courts (military tribunals) instead, and the application of the laws of war to the colonists. After that experience, and being well aware of the infamous Star Chamber in English history, the Founders ensured that the international laws of war would apply only to foreign enemies, not to the American people. Thus, the Article III Treason Clause establishes the only constitutional form of trial for an American, not serving in the military, who is accused of making war on his own nation. Such a trial for treason must be before a civilian jury, not a tribunal.
The international laws of war do not trump our Bill of Rights. We reject as illegitimate any such claimed power, as did the Supreme Court in Ex Parte Milligan (1865). Any attempt to apply the laws of war to American civilians, under any pretext, such as against domestic “militia” groups the government brands “domestic terrorists,” is an act of war and an act of treason.
4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state, or to enter with force into a state, without the express consent and invitation of that state’s legislature and governor.
One of the causes of the American Revolution was the attempt “to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power” by disbanding the Massachusetts legislature and appointing General Gage as “military governor.” The attempt to disarm the people of Massachusetts during that martial law sparked our Revolution. Accordingly, the power to impose martial law – the absolute rule over the people by a military officer with his will alone being law – is nowhere enumerated in our Constitution.
Further, it is the militia of a state and of the several states that the Constitution contemplates being used in any context, during any emergency within a state, not the standing army.
The imposition of martial law by the national government over a state and its people, treating them as an occupied enemy nation, is an act of war. Such an attempted suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights voids the compact with the states and with the people.
5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty and declares the national government to be in violation of the compact by which that state entered the Union.
In response to the obscene growth of federal power and to the absurdly totalitarian claimed powers of the Executive, upwards of 20 states are considering, have considered, or have passed courageous resolutions affirming states rights and sovereignty.
Those resolutions follow in the honored and revered footsteps of Jefferson and Madison in their Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, and likewise seek to enforce the Constitution by affirming the very same principles of our Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights that we Oath Keepers recognize and affirm.
Chief among those principles is that ours is a dual sovereignty system, with the people of each state retaining all powers not granted to the national government they created, and thus the people of each state reserved to themselves the right to judge when the national government they created has voided the compact between the states by asserting powers never granted.
Upon the declaration by a state that such a breach has occurred, we will not obey orders to force that state to submit to the national government.
6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.
One of the causes of the American Revolution was the blockade of Boston, and the occupying of that city by the British military, under martial law. Once hostilities began, the people of Boston were tricked into turning in their arms in exchange for safe passage, but were then forbidden to leave. That confinement of the residents of an entire city was an act of war.
Such tactics were repeated by the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto, and by the Imperial Japanese in Nanking, turning entire cities into death camps. Any such order to disarm and confine the people of an American city will be an act of war and thus an act of treason.
7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.
Mass, forced internment into concentration camps was a hallmark of every fascist and communist dictatorship in the 20th Century. Such internment was unfortunately even used against American citizens of Japanese descent during World War II. Whenever a government interns its own people, it treats them like an occupied enemy population. Oppressive governments often use the internment of women and children to break the will of the men fighting for their liberty – as was done to the Boers, to the Jewish resisters in the Warsaw Ghetto, and to the Chechens, for example.
Such a vile order to forcibly intern Americans without charges or trial would be an act of war against the American people, and thus an act of treason, regardless of the pretext used. We will not commit treason, nor will we facilitate or support it.”NOT on Our Watch!”
8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control” during any emergency, or under any other pretext. We will consider such use of foreign troops against our people to be an invasion and an act of war.
During the American Revolution, the British government enlisted the aid of Hessian mercenaries in an attempt to subjugate the rebellious American people. Throughout history, repressive regimes have enlisted the aid of foreign troops and mercenaries who have no bonds with the people.
Accordingly, as the militia of the several states are the only military force contemplated by the Constitution, in Article I, Section 8, for domestic keeping of the peace, and as the use of even our own standing army for such purposes is without such constitutional support, the use of foreign troops and mercenaries against the people is wildly unconstitutional, egregious, and an act of war.
We will oppose such troops as enemies of the people and we will treat all who request, invite, and aid those foreign troops as the traitors they are.
9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies, under any emergency pretext whatsoever.
One of the causes of the American Revolution was the seizure and forfeiture of American ships, goods, and supplies, along with the seizure of American timber for the Royal Navy, all in violation of the people’s natural right to their property and to the fruits of their labor. The final spark of the Revolution was the attempt by the government to seize powder and cannon stores at Concord.
Deprivation of food has long been a weapon of war and oppression, with millions intentionally starved to death by fascist and communist governments in the 20th Century alone.
Accordingly, we will not obey or facilitate orders to confiscate food and other essential supplies from the people, and we will consider all those who issue or carry out such orders to be the enemies of the people.
10. We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.
There would have been no American Revolution without fiery speakers and writers such as James Otis, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, and Sam Adams “setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
Consider sending a clear message by joining won’t you? Some of you have said that your situation or finances preclude you buying a gun. This is the next best defense I can see so far. Just because you already “keep and Bear arms” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bother joining either.