What To Teach Our Children; to be good Citizens

We must teach our children that all human and individual rights are inalienable.
We must teach our children what inalienable rights are and that they cannot be justly usurped.
We must teach our children that liberty is better than involuntary servitude.
We must teach our children that they, as individuals, are more important than the state and the common good.
We must teach our children that giving to others is one of the human actions that create joy and happiness.
We must teach our children that taxation is an economic form of involuntary servitude.
We must teach our children the protection of individual property rights is more important than the redistribution of wealth to serve the common good.
We must teach our children that self-defense, both from criminals and from the tyranny of the State is an ethical responsibility to both themselves and to others.
We must teach our children that their ethical behavior is paramount to a civil society.
We must teach our children that honesty and integrity are fundamentals of ethical behavior.
We must teach our children that aggressions such as force, coercion or fraud are unethical behaviors that give rise to the lawful concept and use of self-defense.
We must teach our children that the use of force and coercion are both reasonable and lawful rationales to assert self-defense.
We must teach our children that self-defense is sometimes a legitimate and necessary means to deter force and coercion.
We must teach our children the concepts of Natural Law and the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP).
We must teach our children that equal justice under the laws of human nature is a necessary foundation for a civil society.
We must teach our children that all human beings have the same individual and inalienable rights unless and only if they try to usurp the rights of others through aggression, coercion or fraud.
We must teach our children that the non-aggressive actions by others, even if they offend them must be tolerated and that tolerance is a virtue.
We must teach our children that their non-aggressive behaviors and communications may offend others, therefore consider carefully your actions and what you say before taking them or speaking.
We must teach our children to work hard and smart. To work with others under the various ethical conventions, such as the Law Merchant, our world offers and to attempt to seek and achieve those things that benefit mankind.
We much teach our children the Law Merchant and how and why it came to be.
We must teach our children to stand up for what they believe and do not intellectually back down from those who do not wish there to be a civility.
We must teach our children that not all those that seek positions of authority can be trusted to either be truthful or just.
We must teach our children that wisdom does not always come easily or quickly. That they must work hard to both gain the experience and the knowledge to achieve it.
We must teach our children the patients is truly a virtue and that others will often fail to choose it.
We must teach our children that the use of the phrase “We must teach our children” at the beginning of each sentence is redundant and unnecessary.
That the historical stories passed down to us are often skewed to protect the improprieties of those involved and that we all fall short of perfection.
That our actions, sometimes even the simplest can have profound effects on others and the world.
That the planet is not a trash can and that pollution is simply stuff being in the wrong place; make sure it gets in the right place.
To be skeptical of those religions that grant special privileges or rights to those who believe in their doctrines, over those that do not.
That morality is subjective and is how you choose to ethically live your life. That others have the right to chose how they ethically live their lives subject to however the NAP, not harming others or their property through the aggressions of force, coercion or fraud.
To love and to care for and about others and to be honest with both your heart and your actions.
That hurtful words cannot be taken back once they are stated and that withholding them is often a sign of wisdom and virtue.

Alfred Lord Tennyson; “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”

John Adams; “You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the great legislator of the universe.”

Thomas Jefferson; “A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”

George Washington; “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force, like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

So, the challenge to parents and educators; teach your children what is important and teach them the truth. I have a feeling that some of you may need to brush up a little on both.

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Estate Taxes; a tax on our families

The reason some people don’t like to pay taxes has nothing to do with greed. It’s principle. They don’t like the government stealing the Citizens money and giving the money out to the largest campaign contributors, friends or family. Many call our system crony capitalism for a reason.

With 1 in 5 working people working for the government, not including the plethora of government contractors, do you recognize the economic problem? This ratio mathematically is not physically or economically sustainable and why both publically and privately we have amassed more debt then we can afford to pay back. Hense the number of bankruptcies and foreclosures over the last 25 years.

Additionally, arguing over inheritance taxes at this point is financially meaningless. It’s too easy for the super wealthy, whom I think some are referring to, to do a plethora of things to protect their assets. i.e. a Living Trust. Simply by placing all your assets in a trust, as the Walton (Wallmart) family did, the successor Trustee became the new manager, upon the father’s death, All the assets remained in trust and thus no taxable event occurred. Whereas with Joe Robbie, the former owner of the Miami Dolphins died, the estate taxes were so high, his children had to sell the team and stadium in order to pay the taxes due because they did not place all the asset in Trust for estate planning purposes. Even though the children had spent years helping their father run the business, they literally lost it all to inheritance taxation. Whereas, the Rockefellas reportedly have over 100 Trusts and have had them for decades for a reason and they have maintained their wealth over generations.

So, why not close up the Trust laws so at least some inheritance taxes are paid? Now here’s the part I want everyone to pay attention to carefully. Because the target of this type tax would simply do something else, to get around it. They’ll sell and move if necessary. Why do you think so many of the multinational corporations have moved their holding companies to Panama? Could it be because of the tax-exempt status? Additionally, you’re not going to beat the super wealthy at the political game they dominate and this is a historical truth going back well over 3,000 years.

Democracy you say. You can’t even get the typical voters to read a legislative bill, much less understand all the complexities. The average voter has no idea what is and isn’t being passed because it is so complex and manipulated by the wealthy. Add in all the faux commentary and we have America with the majority getting screwed as history has shown throughout the ages. Have you ever tried reading a Supreme Court decision in a tax case?

It called going Gult in the book Atlas Shrugged. It’s when the wealthy sell off all their assets, shut down their businesses and move somewhere else, where nobody wants to steal so much their money. That’s one of the reasons so many factories have shut down; 42,000 in just the last 15 years and much more before that.

I did not become a libertarian because I haven’t done my homework or looked at our society realistically. The only way to fight city hall is to either abolish it through a tax rebellion or wait until it collapses, as they all do, under their own corruption and economic failure. The latter is obviously the much more realistic, but it is also the much more undesirable and why libertarians embrace less government, hoping enough people will see the light before it goes dark, and it can, as history shows, really get dark.

The Plight of Small Business in the USSA

In the United Socialist States of America, small business are being forced out of business in record numbers. Automotive repair shops as an example, are closing in massive numbers is communities throughout the country. Why?  

The current recovery, although one of the three longest in U.S. history is also the weakest one ever.  I don’t want to rub it in, but we told you this was going to happen so 35+ years ago. We are the libertarians who may be the most misunderstood ideology of all.

Libertarians believe in less government and we surely don’t believe the things our government text books told us that government is there to do those things we as a society can’t do without government. If private enterprise can build roads, sewage treatment plants, the Panama Canal, bridges, rockets that go into deep space and even private militia groups like the Green Mountain Boys, that without the voluntary associations, the likelihood of America being what it is today, instead of a British colony, would not have occurred. The American Revolution, based

on individual liberty, literally changed the world. Sadly, the average American has lost their will to protect our liberties and thus acquiesce to the status quo for fear of upsetting the apple cart.

Government is not a voluntary association. You are forced to be a part of it, and those that challenge the system are often imprisoned or force to flee like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, for doing so. Private enterprise doesn’t kill their potential customers or hold a gun to their heads to buy their products; that would be the government. The entire system of nation-states throughout the world are based on brut and violent force if necessary, and they, according to University of Hawaii Professor Rummel, the governments of the world have killed over 200 million people, he calls Democide “just” in the 20th century alone. Whites in Germany and Russia, blacks in Africa and Asians in Cambodia and Laos have all been killed in mass by their own governments, so this is not just human nature, this is directly because of the system of legalized force we call government. Private enterprise doesn’t kill their potential customers or hold a gun to your head to buy their products.  

We have the large amount of chaos, murder and crime today because of government. Just think back on the amount of conflict the various governments have done to the world, and there is overwhelming evidence government is at the very least a major part of the problem. Just 300 years ago, the English and other government were burning people at the stake of being witches. And in the case, the government recruited a church to be a part of the murders.

How about the terrorism so rampant in the world today? As Peter Ustinov stated, “Terrorism is the war of the poor as War is the terrorism of the rich.” The governments do want to acknowledge that these are just poor people fighting back against the atrocities and injustices being committed by the governments of the world. That some of the fighters like ISIS have been financed by the various governments.

We have so many redistribution of wealth schemes instituted at the various levels of government affecting America today, that it requires taxes that are so high, it is forcing people and businesses into bankruptcy and foreclosure at the highest levels in our history, much higher than even the Great Depression.  Small business are dropping like flies and people are investing in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and other highly risky ventures to try to survive. In Venezuela, Bitcoin is being used as a primary currency because the government money has lost so much of it’s value, no one wants to use it anymore. The most stable money gold and silver are so highly manipulated by the various government central bankers that the prices are extremely low to try to prevent the investment in them like is happening to bitcoin. As the U.S. Dollar continues to lose its value, at some point in the very near future, you will see another rush to the bimetals that we haven’t seen in some years.     

Will this happen in America? Of course, no society in world history has ever escaped the negative influences of government. You think the 2008 crash had a profound influence on our society, just wait until the next one hits and it’s coming very soon, many think it has already started.

Taming The Beast

No President in our recent history has been able to curb Federal government spending, which has now grown to $4 trillion annually requiring some 110 different taxes and regulatory schemes to pay for only about 3/4s of the budget, with the other 1/4 requiring historically over $20 trillion in debt to pay for the increasing annual deficits.

Great job America, if you add in the unfunded liabilities of another +/-$60 trillion, the majority is now taxed, regulated and in debt up to their eyeballs guarantying current and future generations will be impoverished for the rest of their God-given lives. In 1950, the annual Federal Budget was only $314 billion. This is pretty simple math if you follow the numbers which I have personally verified through the appropriate government website resources.

This recovery has been the third longest but the single weakest of all 50 recession and recoveries in U.S. history.

It is the belief of many economists like Peter Schiff that the next recession and potential depression has already started and will be worse, because of the above, than both the great recession of 2008 and the great depression of 1929. Timothy Geithner, Former Secretary of the Treasury, former New York Fed President, a student of the Great Depression, and an instrumental party in the structuring of the bailouts, in a Forbes article in 2014, stated the Great Recession of 2008 was actually worse than the Great Depression.

Like with many things, the “Faux” lamestream media and the education system has told us many lies, such as how bad the Great Depression was and how great our government was at saving our society back then and in 2008 & 2009. With some of those same tools now “unavailable” to the Central bankers, you should prepare for some significant changes in our financial and economic system. I strongly suggest you listen to Peter Schiff’s podcasts on YouTube to stay informed on our economy.

You all are my friends and family, so please stay informed and prepare accordingly.

Many economists from the Austrian School of Economics have been telling society for some thirty-five +/- years now that all these problems we are facing today, would eventually occur. Sorry, no one could give you the exact dates, but there is no such thing as a crystal ball. Peter Schiff, I and others did call the collapse of 2008, we didn’t know when exactly when it was going to happen, we just knew it was. Sadly few listened to us so don’t make that mistake again.

I have created a website to start the attempt to cure some of the ills of our society. It is http://jurists4juctice.com where I have laid out my ideas to start the transformation. One of the primary problems within a nation-state is the rubber stamping by the Judiciary of laws which have historically usurped the inalienable rights of the Citizens. It is erroneous to think that the system that is doing this will miraculously correct itself and we have well over 3,000 years of recorded evidence. The Romans were incredible recordkeepers and they collapsed for basically the same reasons we are so we can either learn from our mistakes and be proactive or we can think that it will just miraculously change with the next fearless group of leaders.

I hope you will take the time to read and understand my proposal. If enough people get together, the possibilities then become unlimited. I’ve just trying to get people headed in the right direction that could possibly work.
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!topic/HarrietRobbins/zgLLqyEVHuk

Private Property Rights

The truth is that private ownership of property is the greatest instrument of freedom ever designed and it is sheer folly to speak of granting a man freedom while withholding that instrument from him. Bertel M. Sparks

What Sparks says above, PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS is in my humble opinion the single most important aspect of a civil society.  Protecting them is however perhaps one of the single hardest aspects of a civil society.

How well your society does this, is the difference between life and death for some, poverty and prosperity for others and incarceration and almost unlimited powers and prestige for others.

The universal soldier from a poor family is often asked to risk and thus give up his life for the greater good. He, mostly men, can be from France or Germany, Canada or Venezuela, The Congo or Vietnam and with little wage or other monetary benefits, many become soldiers because they see little opportunity elsewhere to achieve the proverbial life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness every human being aspires to.

If we protected their private property rights, most of the deaths from warfare, both civilian and military combatants would not occur. This is true because if we protected their private property rights, it would also protect our private property rights.

One of the most important property rights is the right to keep the fruits of our labor. Where does government get the money to wage wars? From the taxes on labor and a host of other activities. This right is actually protected by the IV Amendment, the IX Amendment, and the XIII Amendment.  However, if you were to read all the tax and case laws on this single highly important issue, you will find two dominant things. 1. There are a lot of them, both enacted legislation and court cases in the mix and 2. the arguments and judicial decisions have historically become more and more convoluted and unlawfully abrogated, to a point where the government, run by a relatively small ruling oligarchy, just about does anything they think they can get away with, without being lynched. The Federal government today shells out $4 trillion annually from our tax dollars and borrowing and then we wonder why so many are broke and in debt up to their eyeballs.

If the last 235 years has taught us one thing, the government will not be the entity that protects our private property rights. I thus call for the adoption of the Supreme Court Review Board, a voluntary association of Citizens to challenge when necessary, the various usurpations and unlawful abrogation that have occurred to out rule of law.

 

 

The Final Arbiter and Creating Change in a Cesspool

As I write this, a large group, headed by researcher and lifelong activist Bob Schulz, the We The People Foundation are once again attempting to improve, in my opinion, the most important problem facing America. However, I am not necessarily promoting We The People even though they, under his command have probably done more to attempt to correct the system that any other individual and group, that I’m aware of, over the last twenty something years. We The People have been legally attacking, from strong Constitutional positions, the various actions of government, many of which are blatantly unconstitutional. Interestingly, it is the Judiciary, including the Supreme Court that has denied, with no additional recourse, relief to their (We The People’s requests for various Redress of Grievances. He and this organization have proven in the lawsuit that certain individuals within the U.S. Government, including the Judiciary are not adhering and obeying, as their Oaths require, the Constitution of the United States of America. (see website below).  It is my opinion that unless the Judiciary is corrected/improved, no matter what we do, they will negate or usurp any improvements or proposals.

Another group, combining the Foundation for a Free Society and the Tenth Amendment Center, has begun a Citizens outreach program called Nullify now; trying to nullify bad laws through various political methods. They are just repackaging political activism, that has, except for a few instances, totally failed historically, under a new banner, of “Nullify Now”.  The Tea Party movement is surely making a push politically along with libertarians and some Republicans, but there appears to be some operatives attempting to fragment this movement with diversion away from the important issues. Usually the political system is reactive to the damage done by the oligarchy and therefore, as is the case now, to late in implementing the necessary changes. Throw in the fragmenting of the movement and not much is ever accomplished as the system declines both economically and ethically.  We should actually now be planning on how to pick up the pieces, as stagflation is already here and it is only a matter of time until our country goes into the real chaotic phase of the Bell Curve.

The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA in America) and The Democracy Defined Campaign (Europe) are both organizations that utilize Jury Nullification, teaching and using our “Jurors Rights” to usurp unjust prosecution of bad laws during trials. They save a few individuals, but the political and judicial machine is still coming after good Citizens at an unrelenting pace. The Salem Witch Hunts and the Fugitive Slave laws were nullified by this method, but few other tyrannical activities have been stopped by Jury nullifications. However, saving an acquaintance, friend or family member from unjust prosecution is surely a good thing, it’s one that actually works and therefore should be an activism that everyone is involved in.  Apathy is also an enemy.

There are a number of very good groups out there that are doing various things like news, education and activism but until we actually get together in unity and come up with a viable plan to fix our broken justice system, we are going to be continuing to tread water in a whirlpool or I should say cesspool, as that better describes our political and judicial system today.  I believe it is the Justice System (The Final Arbiter) that has slowing usurped the individual rights from the Citizens of our once great Nation, allowing those in positions of political and economic power with the tools necessary to enrich the ruling oligarchs of our society and leaving a large majority uninformed, impoverished and entering a 3rd world status. Without drastically improving the Judicial system, real change will never be accomplished.

Our organization “Repairing the Scales of Justice” (RSJ) https://rsjexperiment.wordpress.com and The We The People Foundation are at least attempting to get to the heart of the problem as are perhaps others out there. We believe that the U.S. Constitution is actually a pretty good document, although not perfect, that should have prevented the massive misallocation of resources that central planning promotes and that it was the Judiciary that was the ultimate arbiter that allowed and continues to allow so many of the bad laws and policy that has put us into our current state of the Union. At the We The People site http://www.givemeliberty.org/ you can read up on his proposal, the historic Redress of Grievance suit and I surely encourage getting involved. We need to come together with a workable plan to make the necessary changes to rectify this all important problem.

The We The People Foundation are attempting to implement a Constitutional Lobby. I feel, from what I have read so far, it will not advance the necessary long term policies that are required to usurp and obtain remedy from the existing controls of our very powerful and centralized judiciary and government. I believe differently than most, in that the people should control government rather than the other way around and that government cannot be the final arbiter as those in government are always operating under a conflict of interest, when giving power/privilege to themselves or usurping the power of the Citizens for benefit or to avoid remedy or recourse. History has surely noted this collusion. The notion that government must be the final arbiter has not worked very well over the millenniums. It is the Citizens that must be the final arbiters and until such time, history will surely repeat itself. Google “privatized justice system” and you will get a host of papers and websites on this issue.

I do not want to get into the discourse between who is the better arbiter, a government controlled entity or that of a laissez-faire, the Austrian model but one can say for sure that the government controlled system has always favored the oligarchs to the detriment of the majority. We, RSJ, are proposing such a system that will allow many more participants to be directly involved in the judicial process. First, in a sort of direct democracy approach, as the Swiss have utilized for decades in a sort of quasi competition, with no real force and effect, but really to gain public support for the process. How it all works out in the long run, is going to be interesting, and will be as much of the process as the system itself.

The only thing that I can guaranty is that this, something very close to my proposed process or perhaps We The People’s proposal has to be done, or we are just pissing in the wind. I can’t think of a more appropriate cliché, so sue me.