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November 9, 2010

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October 31, 2010

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October 30, 2010

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October 29, 2010

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October 27, 2010

Ready
October 26, 2010

SHTF Basics
October 25, 2010

What does It say?!
October 25, 2010

It's the Constitution, Stupid!
October 22, 2010

Liberalism Kills Children
October 20, 2010

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October 18, 2010

At the Margins of Credibility
October 17, 2010

Of Arms & the Nature of Man
October 8, 2010

Mumbai on the Potomac
October 4, 2010

American Revolution III
October 1, 2010

Failed Experiment
September 28, 2010

Foreign & Domestic
September 24, 2010

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September 18, 2010

Second American Civil War
September 13, 2010

Blow Back
September 10, 2010

A Failure of Men
September 9, 2010

Liberals & Patriots
September 7, 2010

Us Versus The Only Ones
September 6, 2010

Lawfare
September 4, 2010

Vote or Shut the Hell Up!
September 3, 2010

First Contact +1
September 2, 2010

First Contact
September 1, 2010

Do You Understand?
August 30, 2010

Keyboard Commandos
August 27, 2010

The Enemy of My Enemy...
August 24, 2010

Culling the Liberal Herd
August 22, 2010

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August 21, 2010

Handguns
August 18, 2010

III Considerations
August 12, 2010

III Conflict
July 19, 2010

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June 8, 2010

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June 4, 2010

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III Platform for 2012
by Hellesponte & Kerodin
November 15, 2010

Consider this concise political Platform for 2012:

 ~ The United States Constitution says what it means and means what it says.  The Commerce Clause and General Welfare are not license for Congress to violate a single articulated power described in Article I Section 8 or elsewhere.  No vote shall be cast on any legislation without obvious Constitutional Authority.

 ~ ...shall not be infringed says what it means and means what it says.

 ~ The Fourth Amendment says what it means and means what it says.  No more TSA groping to fly.  No more Stop & Frisk.  No more PATRIOT Act tracking, tapping, snooping.

 ~ The proper place for Entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and State-sponsored healthcare is in the respective States, and are prohibited to the Federal Government.  Every American should receive a refund of all money paid into these programs, immediately.

 ~ We support legislation to immediately de-fund and disband every extra-Constitutional agency within the Federal Government.

 ~ We support legislation to immediately end every extra-Constitutional policy and program and law currently in effect.

 ~ We support Impeachment proceedings for Treason against politicians, bureaucrats, judges who are found to have violated their oath of office.

 ~ All US Military bases around the world should be immediately closed, and troops brought home.  The Navy has the responsibility for Force Projection around the world, and the Air Force will immediately establish American dominance in space.  Any threat that may have once been posed to America from Iraq or Afghanistan has now been eliminated, and Americans should come home immediately.

 ~ Guantanamo Bay should no longer serve as a long-term prison for enemies of the United States.  Those held by the  American Government shall be executed or released to their home country.

 ~ Immediate action based on common sense is required to restore American dominance in the world as an economic power.  All imports from countries that are politically hostile to America will end immediately.  We do not trade with Communists, Socialists or Tyrants (except oil, see below).  Imports from friendly countries must come from factories or fields that are compliant with American environmental and safety standards.  These rules will motivate an immediate return to American soil of manufacturing facilities across the business spectrum.

 ~ Energy: Federal restrictions on construction of Nuclear Power Facilities must be immediately removed.  Private industry is motivated to build safe power generation facilities and will also be motivated to upgrade our infrastructure.

Would you vote for a candidate running on this platform?

Do you consider yourself part of the III Community?

Do you see yourself as being to the Right of the typical Tea Party folk?

Do you think the III Community has any role to play in the Restoration of the republic beyond picking up a rifle and taking violent action?

I think the average III Percent Patriot feels comfortable in the company of real Tea Party folks, would like to see Restoration without violence, isn't quite certain how we should move forward politically and effectively, and thinks that an economic collapse may force the nation into violence no matter what progress we make on the political front.

I think the III Percent Community is generally coming to the consensus that the Patriot Cause is advanced if we choose to bear arms, where lawful, not only at RTC events, but also at End the Fed events, Tea Party events, et cetera. 

III Percent Patriots who make it commonplace to be armed in these peaceful days at political events foster strength in the Movement, and also make it more likely that a spontaneous action such as we discussed in The Ruckus will happen if a significant event comes to bear.

So, next Tea Party or other event you attend, gear up!  (Make certain to stay within your local laws.  No need giving Them a free shot at you.)

In addition to armed presence at events and rallies, I think a very strong case can be made that the III Percent Community should coalesce and operate in the political realm, beginning now and through the 2012 elections.

If an economic collapse or other event forces the republic to arms before the elections, so be it.  We'll have the Second Amendment if we need it.  If Vanderboegh is correct that we have 3 percent or so of gun owning Americans, depending on what statistics one chooses to use, there may be as many as 3 million Americans who would self-identify as III Percent Patriots.

III Percent Patriots represent the Hard Right on the political spectrum.  We move comfortably in real Tea Party circles and can benefit from Tea Party infrastructure.  To be certain, there will be discontent among the Hard Right over the next two years as Tea Party branded politicians that were elected in 2010 fail to live up to their rhetoric.  I think most of us would agree that we are not confident that these politicians will be Right enough.

Does it not make sense for the III Percent Community to stake a claim, as a group, to the Right of the Tea Party, to act as a counterweight to the Establishment and drag the Tea Party toward our positions, to identify our own candidates and help them run for the US House of Representatives based on a simple, Constitutionally proper Platform?

Can anyone tell me what the down side may be?

The Second Amendment will always be there if we need it.

The III Percent Community should focus our political energy on taking the US House in 2012.

It is obvious that if the US House were to become stacked with Tea Party and III approved Representatives, Washington DC and the entire republic would change for the better, rather quickly.

We have a full two years.  We have the wind at our back.  Very soon, within months, serious politicians will begin making their move into the Presidential arena.  More Citizens than usual are paying attention, and will be receptive to non-traditional candidates.

Any Citizen can make it to the House, particularly given the circumstances of today.  A III approved candidate who begins now can shake every hand in his Congressional District a few times between now and November 2, 2012.

It doesn't cost much to walk down a street, knock on doors, and say Hi.

The message is not what your candidate will do for your district.  Instead, it is what your candidate will not do while in Washington. 

That is a message everyone on the Hard Right can appreciate, and it will resonate deeply toward the traditional Right and into the Independents of the political middle.

Even if you think it is pointless...is there a down side?

Sam
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Excerpt: There comes a time when civility is no longer appropriate as the only option on the table.  Dare we not offend the sensibilities of Liberals, Socialists, and Communists in our midst who are ruining and destroying our republic?  Are we to cower and sheepishly genuflect when we are scolded for the tone or choice of our words in the face of ruin, poverty, tyranny, and death?!

Are we so frightened of chastisement from insignificant men and women of the political Left with stained and darkened souls that we turn from our duties of Patriotism and shun our sacred obligation to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America?  We ask you, is not our republic worth the risk of being castigated?  Is the soul of our mighty nation no longer worthy of our fortunes, our lives, and our Sacred Honor?  Have we lost so much of our heritage, our courage, our mettle, and grit that we will stand idly by and permit the foolish and the stupid, who work hand-in-hand with evil people in our nation, that we will permit them to send us into eternal slavery and tyranny as the world has never before witnessed?
 

Excerpt: You are a fool if you do not believe that elements of the Left would use force, if they could, to compel you to comply with many of their edicts.  In drafting healthcare reform, they use the threat of financial fines, felony conviction and prison if you refuse to buy health insurance! 

How is that not only a degree or two removed from a pistol to the head? We are undeniably heading toward the same tyrannies known to Russians, Germans, and the Chinese.  It starts with Liberalism, advances to Socialism, and ends with Fascism, Communism, or some other tyranny…and death.


Excerpt: We have a culture of people whose first response to a physical threat is to dial 911, or worse, a lawyer.  We have a nation of people who will dump hot coffee on themselves, then sue the restaurant – and win!  We have a nation of educators who suspend children for drawing a picture of a handgun or for bringing a Boy Scout knife-and-fork kit to show and tell! 

We have a nation of people so removed from the food chain that many would starve to death if the local supermarket closed.  We have a nation of people who cannot truly grasp the hardships faced by most of the people in the world every day, and as a result we have a nation of people who have lost fundamental common sense.


Excerpt: The Bill of Rights articulates the natural rights of man, rights that are not bestowed by government, but rights that are innately ours as human beings.  These rights may not be taken from us.  These rights were written in plain language so that no clever interpretation and manipulation of the intent was possible.  These rights may not be restricted, narrowed, or infringed.  Any attempt to do so is a violation of the relationship between Man and Creator. 

Every narrowing, restriction, infringement, and clever interpretation imposed upon us in the years since our Constitution was ratified is simply a violation of our natural rights.

We hold that every violation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights by those in Government is an act of Treason, as these violations are unjust, undermining the fundamental foundations of our republic, breaking the pact between citizen and government, and desecrating the relationship between Man and Creator.  Any man or woman who enforces these unconstitutional laws on behalf of government is a treasonous soul and an enemy of Liberty and humanity.


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Try not to make it to the Big League before it begins.

How do you know when you have made the Bigs?

You catch a Federal case.

When you earn real attention from our Masters, you'll know it...usually after it is too late.  Our Masters will tolerate quite a bit from folks, even Patriots who are rabble-rousing.  They really don't care if you are stocking up on rice and beans, even rifles and bullets.  They don't care if you call them names or incite a few misdemeanors or send them snarky little letters.  If you are trying to get their attention and you have not yet caught a Federal case, it's still amateur hour...or maybe you are valuable to them...

It's when you start to have an impact on the flow of dollars that you will earn real interest.  Write a report that negatively impacts the stock value of a few Fortune 50 companies, and you will soon have a genuine understanding of the term Lawfare. 

You may also be schooled on Constructive Possession.

There are many lessons you may be taught.  Right Now.

You will learn inside baseball details about the US Code that will make you ill. 

The world begins to move very, very quickly. 

You will be faced with stark choices that have never entered your mind, because you think you understand the rules.

You do not understand the rules, until you have been inside the machine.

Then your options are put on the table: 2 years if you take the deal, or 20 if you fight...and we'll add a Conspiracy case for your little dog, too...

You will learn that the power of a US Attorney is crushing.

Do not make it easy to take you out of play, Patriot.

And, it is oh, so easy...if they ever decide to do it.

The choice is theirs...not yours.

Truth, Justice & the American Way?

Not so much.

The DOJ conviction rate is 95% in a bad year, and pushes above 98% according to some stats.  The deck is not only stacked in their favor, they own the deck.  And the card table.  And the casino.  Do you understand?

Can you name any Federal bureaucracy that runs at a minimum 95% efficiency rate?  What does that tell you?

Do not make the mistake of thinking that you intimidate them just because they have not yet chosen to come for you...

The Point: If you are trying to incite Big Brother to notice you, go for it!  But, man up and roll bigger dice.

If you would prefer to make your preparations for it with relative impunity, just go about your business and avoid taking actions that will make it easy for Them to take you out of play, and do not give them a reason to take you out of play.  Don't telegraph about the details of your preparations or defensive measures.  Don't put a pistol in your belt, against your local laws, unless you are willing to use it when LEO spots you in the convenience store.  Avoid gratuitous violence.

Do not draw hyperbolic lines in the sand.  When you draw lines in the sand that you do not defend, it reveals you for what you are deep in your Soul...and some of that bad energy splatters on us, too.

There will be plenty of opportunities for a fight, if you want one, soon enough.  Be smart, stay off the radar, so that any fight you engage will be on your terms.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Get your head on straight, Patriot!

Following the counsel of idiots and hollow heroes regarding SHTF circumstances will get you dead...and if you can't tell the difference between serious men and hot-air machines, you're already half way to a mass grave.  Growling on blogs about how you will not yield one more inch, or one more of your gun rights, then letting LEO have your pistol during a traffic stop makes you a pathetic joke, not a Leader worthy of serious consideration. 

Hyperbolic proclamations about what you will do to any Alphabet Agency team making a dynamic entry to your home is hardly helpful to the Patriot cause.

If you draw a line in the sand, defend the damned line!  Do not whine and make excuses later about the better part of valor!  Your poor judgment (drawing the line) and cowardice (choosing not to defend it) colors us all.

Man up and think for yourself, or you are wasting perfectly good air, and feeding those who depend on your intellect and common sense false hope.


Mr. Kerodin is an Author, Columnist, available Speaker & Speech Writer.

"This is Washington DC, my friend - when you play at a certain level in this town, you will be elected, or convicted.  Sometimes, both.  The order of events is irrelevant." - Kerodin


Required Daily Reads

Drudge Report

Market Ticker
Karl Denninger

Gun Rights Examiner
David Codrea

TL in Exile
TL Davis

Western Rifle Shooters Assn

Washington Rebel

Cliffs of Insanity
Alvie

War on Guns Blog
David Codrea

Gun Rights 4 US

Sipsey Street Irregulars
Mike Vanderboegh


"Liberalism, and Liberals, are ruinous to the republic, and must be marginalized if America is to survive.  Patriots must step to this challenge and risk the wrath of the Politically Correct, and do the work that must be done to honor our Fathers.  Liberals must be stopped, at any cost." - Kerodin


"No, I apologize for nothing.  I know the truth, regardless of what may be in the press.  I know that when I stand before Saint Peter, I will be granted passage.  If I am ever granted audience with God, I have nothing to fear.  I have lived the life He chose for me, and I still have much work to do..." - Kerodin


"No man looks forward into life when young and can imagine for himself the life I have lived.  But I am better for it.  I have been places never anticipated.  I have had experiences never dreamed.  I have met people who would have never otherwise been in my social or professional circle.  I have, many times, leaned upon the words of Winston Churchill - 'When you are going through Hell, keep going!'" - Kerodin


My family continues to promote my values where I can not.  They are Patriots.  If you ever meet my wife, you will meet the most loyal wife and Patriot in America.  She is brave, brilliant, and bold.  We fight Liberal stupidity together through the First Amendment.  Laws change - and one day I will stand with her again in the Second Amendment fight that she carries on when I must stand aside."  - Kerodin


Current political leaders are only the face of the problem confronting America today.  The underlying cancer eating the American Soul is Liberalism.  But for your Liberal neighbors, Liberal politicians would never be elected to office.

It is not sufficient to simply defeat Liberal politicians at the polls.  Liberalism must be defeated in our society and Liberals must be marginalized, or this disease will kill the republic.

Every patriotic business owner should immediately fire every Liberal on staff and hire an employee who respects the nation and our Constitution.  Why should any business owner suffer an employee who will simply vote for politicians who further ruin the company?!

The Liberals in your community must be ostracized and denied entry into your social circle.  These stupid people are responsible for the insanity that affects everything from your property taxes to the curriculum taught to your children.  Why would you break bread with them, when they are the reason your bread costs too much?  Why would any parent permit them access to their children, when they are responsible for ruining your child's future?


Excerpt:

This book may not be for you.

If you consider yourself to be a Liberal or Progressive, go away. You are not permitted to buy this book. This book is written by patriotic Americans for patriotic Americans. This is a discussion among ourselves, and if you are a Liberal politician or you vote for Liberal politicians,
(Of the genus Stupidus Liberalis)  you are not invited to participate.

First, we will demonstrate that all politicians, judges, and government employees at the Local, State, and Federal levels who support federal Healthcare Reform, the Assault Weapons Ban, TARP, Stimulus I, Free Trade Agreements, PATRIOT Act, the new “Jobs” bill, or a host of other such Federal programs or initiatives, are guilty of Treason against the United States of America.

Secondly, businesses, multi-national corporations and special interest groups that support Liberal politicians and/or Liberal programs, Cap & Trade, Global Warming legislation, et cetera, are committing Treason against the United States of America.

Finally, we will demonstrate that those private Citizens who support or vote for any of these politicians—once the nature of the politician is known to the public—or programs are equally guilty of Treason by knowingly lending material aid and support to a Traitor.


Excerpt: The five most expensive parts of our national budget are:

1.      Social Security

2.      Medicare

3.      Medicaid

4.      Defense

5.      Interest on the National Debt

Numbers 1, 2 and 3 are wholly unconstitutional and brought to us by Liberals. 

Number 5 is wholly a result of numbers 1, 2 and 3!