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Tuesday Night Radio: Federal Gun Control Laws; more.


American Independence Hour hosted by Alfred Adask; 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Central time, Tuesday nights, on AmericanVoiceRadio.com and also on the KU band, free-to-air satellite link at Galaxy 19.  There’ll be call-ins at 1-800-596-8191.

The primary subject matter of tonight’s program can be seen in the following Word file:  150117 Gun Control Laws

 

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Hierarchical Governance


Subsection (c) of Rule 101 (“Title and Scope”) of the Texas Rules of Evidence reads as follows:

“(c)   Hierarchical Governance in Criminal Proceedings. –Hierarchical governance shall be in the following order: the Constitution of the United States, those federal statutes that control states under the supremacy clause, the Constitution of Texas, the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Penal Code, civil statutes, these rules, and the common law. Where possible, inconsistency is to be removed by reasonable construction.”

If you’ve read “The Organic Law of The United States of America” you know that this “Organic Law” includes four documents:

1)  The Declaration of Independence (A.D. 1776);

2) Articles of Confederation (A.D. 1781) which are the constitution of The United States of America;

3) Northwest Ordinance (A.D. 1787); and,

4) Constitution of the United States (first ratified and made effective by the People in A.D. 1788).

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A Sad and Terrible Day


William Wallace:  "They may take our lives--but they will NEVER take our FREEDOM!" B.S., Billy boy.  Your descendants just voted to remain as slaves. [courtesy Google Images]

William Wallace: “They may take our lives–but they will NEVER take our FREEDOM!”
B.S., Billy boy. Your descendants just rejected freedom and voted to remain as England’s subjects.
[courtesy Google Images]

On Thursday, Scotland had an opportunity to discontinue its 307-year old association with Great Britain by simply voting to become an independent nation. This was no small opportunity since Scotland had been joined to Great Britain by force of conquest three centuries ago, and had brooded ever since about that injustice and longing for a moment to break free.

However, as reported in The New York Times (“Scotland Rejects Independence From United Kingdom”),

 

“Voters in Scotland rejected independence from Britain in a referendum that had threatened to break up the 307-year union between them . . . . With 26 of 32 voting districts reporting, there were 1,397,077 votes, or 54.2 percent, against independence, and 1,176,952, or 45.7 percent, in favor.”

 

 

Reuters reported (“ Scottish nationalist leader Salmond quits after losing independence vote”) that,

 

“ Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond [who supported Scottish independence from Great Britain] resigned as leader of his party on Friday and will quit as First Minister of his country after losing an independence referendum.

“‘For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream will never die,’ Salmond told reporters in Edinburgh.”

 

I don’t blame the First Minister of Scotland for resigning. The “dream” of Scottish independence is dead—murdered by the majority of the Scottish people.

So, therefore, Thursday was truly a sad and terrible day.

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Posted by on September 20, 2014 in Consent, Fascism, Independence, Tyranny, Venue

 

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“Postitive” law for all? “Non-positive” law only for Territories?


[courtesy Google Images]

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It’s my understanding that about half of the “Titles” in the United States Code (USC) are each described as “positive” law.  About half of those Titles are not identified as “positive” law, but, so far as I know, they are not given a distinctive description although it’s usually called “non-positive” law..

Perhaps it would be fair to say that the titles of the USC can be expressly described as either “law” or “positive law”.   If that were true, then, whenever some officer, official or employee of what passes for federal government said “It’s the LAW!,” they might actually mean that whatever authority they’re referring to in the USC was something other thanpositive law”.   If that were true, then what would the government’s reaction be to claims where people said “It’s the positive law”?

It’s also my understanding that Title 26 (which deals with income taxes) of the USC is not identified as “positive law”.

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Posted by on September 10, 2014 in "The State" vs. "this state", IRS, Venue

 

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The Longest Standing Problem in Astro-Physics


Dark Matter [courtesy Yahoo Images]

Dark Matter
[courtesy Yahoo Images]

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium. He’s intelligent, humorous, likable and a little bit smug.  So far as I know, he’s an atheist.  Therefore, he’s troubled by a particularly difficult and long-standing problem:  “dark matter“.

Gravity is presumed to be a consequence or characteristic of all matter.  Every gram of matter results in a fixed and knowable amount of gravity.  Scientists have measured the total amount of both gravity and matter in the universe and found a problem. The total amount of gravity appears to be about 25 times greater than the perceivable quantity of mass and energy should produce.

Scientists have been aware of this discrepancy since the 1930s but unable to offer a “scientific” (Godless) explanation.  Scientists (who often doubt the existence of God and disparage the value of religion) have essentially dismissed this problem under the heading of “dark matter”.  Their belief in their own understanding of mass and gravity is so strong that they blithely ignore the fact that their system of belief can’t perceive or account for 95% of the mass and energy of the universe and continue to insist that their system of belief remains undeniably valid.

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Posted by on February 2, 2014 in Belief, Bible, Creationism, Venue, Video

 

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The Backyard Chicken Movement


a tame hen being held being held in the U.K.

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There’s no profound insight in this article.  There’s not even the pretense of a profound insight.  It’s just a little article to illustrate a possibly practical application of some of the theories I explore on this blog.

 

 

I just read an article entitled “The Backyard Chicken Movement” which describes:  1) the growing American movement to raise our own chickens for eggs and fryers in own own backyards; and 2) the growing resistance to “residential chickens” from local governments.

When I saw the article’s title, I thought it was probably about restricting the average American’s ability to raise his own food.  I expected to read how the government wants us dependent on government for our food, so they won’t let us grow (or store) our own.  So I was hoping to find some evidence to support the “man or other animals” theme that is prominent in my thinking.

I was mistaken.  The article explains that local governments’ attempts to restrict raising backyard chickens had virtually nothing to do with food, but was, instead, based on zoning regulations.

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Posted by on December 11, 2012 in "The State" vs. "this state", Notice, Venue

 

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US vs USA


Philadelphia - Old City: Independence Hall - T...

Philadelphia – Old City: Independence Hall – The Signing of the Constitution in A.D. 1787. But did the “Singning” constitute Ratification?  (Photo credit: wallyg)

A couple of friends sent an email to me concerning the meanings of “United States,” “United States of America” and “The United States of America”.  I replied as follows:

It seems to me that the Founders were incredibly casual with their use of the terms “United States” and “The United States of America”.  They routinely used the term “the United States of America” (in the Preamble, for example) to almost certainly mean “The United States of America”.  That allowed later generations of villains to define “United States of America” in a way that’s other than “The United States of America”.  They left us an almost astonishing burden of ambiguity and confusion.  In retrospect, their failure to precisely define what “United States” and “the United States of America” meant is equivalent to an Achilles Heel that opened the door to great treason in this country.  They assumed the meanings of those terms were obvious and would remain obvious to their descendants.  They were mistaken.
 

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