RSS

Category Archives: Republican Form of Government

Mini-Seminar by Adask


Adask at Hells Canyon

Adask at the “gates” of Hell’s Canyon, Idaho

I was recently interviewed by Stephen Roberts on “Cancel the Cabal”.  During that video interview, I explored the concepts of sovereignty and the “sovereignty movement,” as well as potential applications of the 1st, 2nd and 9th Amendments, and “MOOA” (“man or other animals”) in relation to drug laws, the war on drugs, police state, big pharma, and American medicine.

The interview lasts almost two hours.  It’s too long to be an “interview,” but it might reasonably be described as a “mini-seminar”.  Most won’t have the time to listen to the entire presentation.  But it’s actually a pretty good general introduction to a number of concepts, so, if you’re inclined to listen, here’s the link:

Advertisements
 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Democracy is a Collectivist Form of Government


English: communism fail

English: communism fail (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We live in a democracy.  Most nations in the western world are democracies.  We think so highly of democracy, that one of the rationales for invading Iraq and killing thousands of Iraqis was to give the Iraqi people the “blessing” of democracy.  As Americans, we are prepared to fight, kill, and sometimes die for our beloved democracy.

Nevertheless, our national commitment to democracy is a little odd since the word “democracy” does not appear in The Constitution of the United States.   In fact, the only form of government that’s expressly mentioned in our Constitution is seen at Article 4 Section 4 which declares in part,

“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government”.

So why did we kill all those Iraqis to give ‘em democracy?

Why didn’t we kill ‘em to give them a “republican form of government”?

Read the rest of this entry »

 

Notes on “Territory” and “People”


Detail of Preamble to Constitution of the Unit...

Image via Wikipedia

It appears to me (and others) that the States of the Union (“The States”) may have been rendered insolvent and non-functional when the federal government removed gold (A.D. 1933) and silver (A.D. 1968) from domestic circulation.

Article 1.10.1 of The Constitution of the United States declares that “No State [of the Union] shall . . . make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.”  Note that this prohibition applies only to States of the Union–not to territories and/or the federal government.  How can the governments of the States of the Union continue to function constitutionally if there’s no gold or silver in circulation with which to pay debts or collect fines and fess?

Thus, it appears possible that the governments of the States of the Union could have been virtually destroyed by simply removing gold and silver coin from domestic circulation.  Which is exactly what the federal government has done.

Read the rest of this entry »

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

To Hell With Democracy


 

U.S. Declaration of Independence ratified by t...

Image via Wikipedia

 

Paul Krugman (Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist) recently opined in a TV news “roundtable” discussing our national debt, that:

“Some years down the pike, we’re going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes.” [Emph. add.]

 

Thus, a prominent U.S. economist believes the only “real solution” (“final solution”?) to our monstrous national debt will necessarily include “death panels” that will decide who will live and who will die.

(Nothing sure but death panels and taxes, hmm?)

Krugman didn’t elaborate on these “death panels,” but it’s presumed that they’d ration scarce medical resources; that senior citizens (who are retired, past producing wealth for society and have become a pure “expense” in that they’re living on pensions or So-So Security) would probably be denied critical medical care and thereby allowed to die—saving the feds lots of cash. (It’s cheaper to bury ’em than to heal ’em.)

We might reasonably ask, How th’ hell did America slip to a point where respected men publicly advocate the legalized murder of Americans as necessary to resolve the national debt?

Read the rest of this entry »