Sunday, November 6, 2011


The purpose of this TOC is to make it easier to get to posts that might be of particular interest to the visitors. To this end, I've added a brief description of what can be found in each post. To get to the post, just click the title in the TOC. No need to use the archives. To return just click the "Return to TOC" label at the end of each post.

When I created this TOC I just followed the order entry, but this just leaves what I feel are the most important posts under the pile. These were the reason I started the blog. It was my intention to make available information not as well known nor so readily available on the internet. What I am doing now is bringing those posts to the front of the TOC. Chronological order is still maintained in the archives. For now, I'm deciding what is the best order. I’m also thinking of just adding the links to the related posts in the description of the main topic. This will be a work in progress.

I'd appreciate it if you'd drop me a comment if you find this useful.

The truth is out there. -- Fox Mulder
The truth is. The problem is getting it out there! -- PhreedomPhan

America's Ruling Party : The Council on Foreign Relations

Founded by Edward Mandel House who was called Woodrow Wilson's alter-ego, this organization is funded by the extremely wealthy and their foundations. It has been working to undermine our national sovereignty at least since the Roosevelt administration. To bring about the World Government they seek, it was first necessary to bring down the standard of living of the American people and other advanced peoples of the world. In the words of former Fed Chairman, Paul Volcker, “The standard of living of the average American must come down.” Our current economic mess is the result of their ongoing efforts to accomplish this.

Rhodes and His Scholars
Cecil Rhodes, diamond magnate and British Imperialist, dedicate his ill gotten fortune to the establishment of a secret society to spread the Empire around the globe and to return the United States to England. In this post, several articles give a general background on Rhodes and his schemes followed by a series of articles that ran in the Chicago Tribune in 1951 about Cecil's Termites gnawing at the foundations of our Republic. In time, I hope to break these down into separate blogs to make them easier reading and facilitate access to individual articles.


Below is the regular order of posts.

Uncommon Criminals
In earlier posts in this blog, the Department of (in)Justice was shown to be a nest of traitors and enemies of America.  This exposes its criminal nature.

Secret Service, Tacoma Police Department, Principal of Truman Middle School, Tacoma School District
The gangsterment is really getting paranoid.  In this latest episode of police state thuggery, a 13 year old school boy is interrogated for a half hour without his mother's permission or presence.  This teenage "terrorist" is lucky he wasn't water-boarded.  His crime?  A Facebook post the SS agent who interrogated him said threatened Obama.  Is the New World Order running scared?

Banks And Banksters - Part I

The truth being spread about how the banks and banksters manipulate our economy through the money supply and are transferring everything we own to themselves has apparently put the banksters on the defensive. The blatant lies of Citizens Bank show a hint of desperation.

Banks will be on shaky ground as long as Jefferson continues to speak to us from the grave as he does here.

A Litmus Test for Enemies

Our natural Right to Keep and Bear Arms as recognized by the Second Amendment---a test of the loyalty of politicians and bureaucrats to America and its founding principles and to the American people. This test can be used by peoples of other lands to see if they are viewed as citizens or subjects.

Internet Censors

A list of the enemies of liberty who voted for a bill that would likely end in draconian censorship of all on the internet who don't toe the government line with some thoughts on the bill.

Department of Justice -- Part 2

Follow up evidence of the DoJ's bias against the white majority. A case against New Black Panther Party members who intimidated voters in a Philadelphia election district in 2008 was dismissed by the Department after a default judgement had already been rendered against them.

Evidence of the DoJ's bias against whites, blacks, and almost everyone else. A rabid rabbi in Israel has published a book giving justification for killing non-Jews.

Dan Onorato

An enemy of representative government, Onorato wants to reduce the number of representatives in the Pennsylvania State House.

Department of Justice

A report by the Department intended for law enforcement officials attacks patriots and defenders of the Constitution among others. This abomination has earned the DoJ a place among America's most infamous enemies.

Southern Poverty Law Center

A letter from a patriotic American to the racist, un-American SPLC and the Department of Justice concerning lists of pro-America groups to be watched and possibly prosecuted for their patriotic activities.

More Enemies In Congress

A list of 50 members of the House and Senate who have consistently supported immigration, both legal and illegal to the detriment of American workers and our national sovereignty.

Barack Obama

Obama's TV production of him and his family swimming in the Gulf may have been a fraud. If so great danger may lie in wait for those who actually swim in the Gulf or consume Gulf produce.

Early Lives of Some of Our Enemies

Video from the childhoods of some of our present enemies in Washington. Updated 2/09/11 to replace defunct url.

Racist NAACP

NAACP intolerance of political dissent has earned it a listing in this Hall of Shame.

A Note of Appreciation

One person's view of how the "elite" view us worker bugs.

Nothing Changes

William Henry Harrison notes that, from the time of ancient Rome to the time of his inauguration unkept campaign promises have been the rule. He was inaugurated in 1841. Has anyone noted any change in that? Of course not! The first rule of politics is still promise them anything but give them the shaft.

Mexican Bandit Invades America

Last week, Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico, made a state visit to the United States. It was not a friendly visit. He came to attack Arizona and U.S. immigration policies. Although he obviously was not extending the hand of friendship, he was doubtlessly extending the hand with a tin cup. Obama, ever our enemy, sided with this bandit. I'm sure he also filled the cup.


A list of 59 of the 60 Senators who voted for the healthcare Obamanation despite the wishes of the majority of the American people, and, in many cases, the States that they were originally intended to represent.


This is a list of those Congressmen who voted for the healthcare Obamanation despite the wishes of the majority that they are supposed to represent.


Graphic depiction of the source of Gorebull Warming.


A list of corporate members of the CFR from the CFR. Do you see many surprises there?

This is an addendum to the media control I showed in "America's Ruling Party." "Conservatives swear by Fox and "liberals" swear at Fox. Both are wasting their breath. Fox is controlled by the Ruling Party and is, therefore, an enemy of America.

I've always been upset by the willingness of our "leaders" to associate with some of the worst mass murderers on our planet. The visit of Richard Nixon to China and the resumption of trade with the butchers of Beijing while events in Korea were still fairly fresh in my mind inspired a nightmare. At the time we were shaking hands with the Butchers of Beijing, we were imposing sanctions against South Africa for human rights violations. Now we're doing about the same regarding China and Iran. I pointed out the hypocrisy in "New World Order - Death of America in my lostliberty blog. Recent events regarding China, Obama and our State Department might make that dream disturb my sleep once again.

This is an apology for the lousy job I did on the BILDERBERG PLANS post with a link to a great blog with a post that covers the subject thoroughly.

Brief summary of the Bilderberg plans made in this year's meeting as reported in Global Research


Letters written to Contract Engineering Weekly in 1990. The first blames our decline on the decline of the engineer and the second on the government.


This is a preliminary list of invitees to the 2009 Bilderberg meeting in Greece. The Bilderberg Group is another elitist enemy of America and all mankind. (Just an aside: Isn't it amazing how the dregs of society are called "elite?")

Did I Offend Anyone?

Obama rated by the Black Agenda Report

Bailouts – The Sinking of the American Ship of State
Bailout money from the American taxpayers will be used by GM to ship the equivalent production of four assembly plants to Mexico, South Korea, and China. From “The Nation.” What's that about “None dare call it treason?”

Rhodes – The Beat Goes On
The efforts of the late Rhodes Scholar Clarence Streit to undermine our national sovereignty continues in the Streit Council

“Uncle Tom” Not In Charge
Who really runs “National Security? Is there a government behind the government?

Obama Continues Web of Treason
When is change not?

Treason doth never prosper; what's the reason?
Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason. – Sir John Harrington (1561 – 1612)

Trilateral Commission : Shock Troops of the Council on Foreign Relations
It matters little who gets elected. Trilateralists in either administration will continue to work for the Council's goal of making these United States a footnote in history.

America's Ruling Party : The Council on Foreign Relations
Founded by Edward Mandel House who was called Woodrow Wilson's alter-ego, this organization is funded by the extremely wealthy and their foundations. It has been working to undermine our national sovereignty at least since the Roosevelt administration. To bring about the World Government they seek, it was first necessary to bring down the standard of living of the American people and other advanced peoples of the world. In the words of former Fed Chairman, Paul Volcker, “The standard of living of the average American must come down.” Our current economic mess is the result of their ongoing efforts to accomplish this.

America's Ruling Party and the Neo-Cons – The “Neo-Con” Project for a New American Century was dominated by the CFR and the TC.

America's Ruling Party and the Neo-MidRoaders – This is the name I gave the gang that wrote “American Agenda: A Report to the Forty-First President of the United States.” They were co- chaired by Gerald Ford (Bilderbergers? and CFR} and Jimmy Carter (CFR and TC). Rhodes Scholars and one or more Club of Rome members were included. No less than four global elitist groups were among those giving advice to the President.

America's Ruling Party and the Neo-Libs – Again, a name I gave those “conservative” businessmen who ported over to the “New Deal” in much the same way the McGovern “liberals” ported to the Republican party to become the “Neo-Cons. No Trilaterals here because the TC didn't come into being until 1973, but all six were or became CFR members.

The Six “Wise” Men- These are the “Neo-Libs” summarized. The are a fine collection of elitists, traitors, Anglophiles (who I've come to hold in loathing and contempt much as I hold Pedophiles), and Bonesmen.

America's Ruling Party and the Media – Shows how a group with a membership that I don't believe has ever exceeded 15 ten thousandths of 1% of the population has remained semi-secret while dominating every administration for three quarters of a century. They've even got Kermit and Cookie Monster doing their dirty work.

America's Ruling Party in the Encyclopedia – As powerful and important this organization is, there is almost no mention of it in the encyclopedias. What is written about it is written with the approval of the CFR.

Rhodes and His ScholarsCecil Rhodes, diamond magnate and British Imperialist, dedicate his ill gotten fortune to the establishment of a secret society to spread the Empire around the globe and to return the United States to England. In this post, several articles give a general background on Rhodes and his schemes followed by a series of articles that ran in the Chicago Tribune in 1951 about Cecil's Termites gnawing at the foundations of our Republic. In time, I hope to break these down into separate blogs to make them easier reading and facilitate access to individual articles.

Uncommon Criminals

I chose to call the subject of this post “Uncommon Criminals” because I believe “Common Criminals” to be a higher, more honorable class of criminals. The common variety make no pretext that what they are doing is legal nor do they hypocritically send others to jail for what may well be lesser crimes. Betraying the public trust is, in my opinion, among the highest crimes committed.

The Department of (in)Justice is the bureaucracy charged with enforcing the laws of the federal government. It calls Americans who believe in the Constitution and our national sovereignty or who are “anti-authoritarian” domestic terrorists and criminal extremists and those who expose the Federal Reserve and our fraudulent monetary system “unique terrorists” The DO(in)J says the latter represent a “clear and present danger to our economic stability.” All of this has earned the Department dishonorable mention in other posts in this blog. Now it has been exposed as a gang of thieves.

According to reports from Justice Department auditors and the department’s acting inspector general, Cynthia A. Schnedar, members of the Department have been paying outrageous sums for goods and services in connection with a number of “conferences.” These officials call the inexcusable spending by their colleagues, “wasteful and extravagant.” Are these terms euphemisms for corrupt and extortionate?

Some of the items these people squandered the taxpayers' money on are:
  • $16 muffins at the Capital Hilton in Washington
  • a $76-per-person lunch at a conference at a Hilton in San Francisco
  • $8.24 a cup coffee to go with that lunch
  • platters of Swedish Meatballs costing $5 per meatball

Ten law enforcement conferences that ran through Bush and Obama administrations saw:
  • cookies and brownies at almost $10 each and beef Wellington hors d'oeuvres at $7.32 per serving

Five conferences cost $600,000 for “event planning” services and a total of $121 million was spent in 2008 and 2009 on 1,832 conferences.

The officials who criticized this outrage were careful to call it “wasteful spending.” Pardon my cynicism, but I have to believe kickbacks, favors, maybe promises of jobs when the government jobs are done, and donations to political war chests were exchanged for this “wasteful spending.” Maybe the person who signed off on the check for $4200 for 250 assorted muffins had “Muffin” as a roommate for the duration of the conference.

Officials in one office had the audacity to say they thought they were saving money by serving muffins and other snacks instead of full meals. Very uncommon criminals indeed.

[If helping these uncommon criminals send common criminals to jail pains your conscience, see: ]


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Secret Service, Tacoma Police Department, Principal of Truman Middle School, Tacoma School District

Dana Rebik of Fox News in Tacoma, Washington reported that a 13 year old, Vito LaPinta, a seventh grader from the Tacoma School District is apparently one of our latest “terror” threats.

A Secret Service agent had the boy torn from his fourth period class without his mother's knowledge or permission to interrogate him over a post on his Facebook page.

Vito was called to the principal's office. After sitting in the vice-principal's office for ten minutes without being told why he was there, a man walked in and said he was with the Secret Service. The boy was told his Facebook post indicated he was a threat to the President. What was this “threatening” post? According to Vito, "I was saying how Osama was dead and for Obama to be careful because there could be suicide bombers." In other words, the boy says he was just saying Obama could be targeted for murder by a hit man or squad just as was Bin Laden.

His mother, Timi Robertson, said she'd just finished lunch when she received a call from the school. The principal didn't have the guts to make the call himself but delegated the dirty work to a security guard. The guard told Mrs. Robertson that the boy was already being interrogated by the SS and the Tacoma Police Department.

The school district tried to excuse the inexcusable by saying the principal was on another line. What could have been more important than notifying a parent that his/her child was being interrogated by the SS.

The claim was also made that they didn't think the mother took the call from the guard seriously so they went ahead without her permission or presence. Mrs. Robertson called that a “blatant lie” and said she rushed to Truman Middle School and learned her boy had already been interrogated for half an hour.

This raises a question. Vito's mom took the call seriously, but how many moms and dads would when the call is made by a “security guard?” I would probably take it as someone's idea of a bad joke.

The teenager said the agent finished the interview and told the boy he was not in any trouble when his mom showed up.

Fox News reports that civil-rights attorney John Kinnan said the law has been a little vague since 9/11.
It quotes Kinnan, "Children in a school do have a right to have their parent present during questioning by police or government agents, but it depends on the age of the child and severity of what the charge against the child is."

The U.S. Attorney's office said government agents can interview a minor without a parent’s knowledge or consent, but magnanimously added that doesn't mean the child has to answer.

Again Fox quotes Kinnan, "They could invoke their rights under the Fifth Amendment to remain silent or further invoke their rights under the Sixth Amendment, to have an attorney present during any questioning," Sure, the average thirteen year old child is going to invoke his/her Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights when being terrorized by federal agents. The teenager would probably then be informed that that only applied in America under the old order. Under the new order they have the right to be water-boarded.

Fox reporter Rebik says, “His mother says she isn't financially able to take legal action but hopes her family's story raises awareness about the treatment she said her son endured.” The sad thing is that, even if she were able to sue, the perpetrators of this crime would not be punished. The taxpayers, who were also victims of these official crimes, whose rights have also been tread on, would be stuck with the bill.

You might wonder how the Fedstapo learned of this child's Facebook post. In a related Fox article, security consultant Mike Andrews is quoted as saying, "In the process of crawling the Facebook web page of this young man, it (a special program) came across the key words that alerted the program and sent a notification. Then an agent got involved, ...”

Furthermore, under Clinton, the National Security Agency started a surveillance network called "Echelon" that monitors electronic communications around the world. Yes, Virginia! Your Big Brother is listening to your phone call.

The Secret Service agent told Vito’s mom that there are teams of people whose only job is to track every text, every post, whether it’s Twitter, Facebook... and cue on specific words.

A couple of afterthoughts. I find it amazing that the Secret Service is so paranoid or so lacks confidence in its ability to protect the President (or both) that they find a Facebook post from a 13 year old schoolboy threatening. It's also obvious that we have gone full circle from government of man by law to government of man by outlaws.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Banks and Banksters - Part I

This is what I hope will be the first of many exposing the banks and banksters as the enemies of America and of the world. Unfortunately, I've been having a difficult time knuckling down to write and when I do words don't flow as they once did.

Two things inspired me to write this, or maybe I should say, to put it together because Jefferson wrote most of it.

One was the infuriating commercials that aired during the football season. In particular ads by Citizens Bank featuring Alexander Hamilton as the champion of “good” banking.

Anyone who knows Hamilton's record knows he was an economic royalist, that he either convinced or conspired with Washington to saddle us with our first national bank against the advice of Jefferson, and that he tried to sell us the Constitution without the Bill of Rights.

Without that, it a blueprint for a totalitarian central government of, by, and for his wealthy friends. We also know that he was a liar just by reading his contributions to the Federalist Papers. The claims he made regarding the limitations on the federal government were sustained for awhile, but only by the First Ten Amendments. They have long been ignored and the truth of the tyranny Hamilton gave us is becoming more evident even to some of the slowest thinkers among us.

One good thing about those commercials is that the truth about banking is apparently becoming more widely known and has put the banksters on the defensive. The thrust of the commercials did not even seem to be to sell Citizens Bank. It was a blatant bankster propaganda piece to counter the spreading truth. The big lie in these commercials was their claim of how banking works. We were told that one “citizen” would take his money and put it in the bank. The bank would then loan this money to another “citizen” who wants to build a house, start a business, or to finance some other project (I don't remember the exact examples given).

The illusion was created that “citizens” were the source of loans to “citizens” to build the economy. Nothing was mentioned of how the banks expand that depositor's money many times with simple bookkeeping entries that placed the "money" in the accounts of many borrowers. Citizens Bank didn't bother to mention that they were creating inflation with etherbacks—that they were drawing interest on the deposited money many times over, a system that can ultimately lead only to bank ownership of everything. If Jefferson opposed greenbacks that had nothing of substance behind them, how much more horrified would he have been at the concept of the etherback that hasn't even a physical substance of its own.

This post pertains to banking systems all over the world, and anyone with observational skills should be able to see that this is the cause of the pending collapse of the dollar and the world's financial ills. The rich continue to get richer, the poor poorer, and the independent middle-class wiped out.



"If the debt which the banking companies owe be a is to themselves alone, who are realizing a solid interest of eight to ten per cent on it.

As to the public, these companies have banished all our gold and silver medium, which...before we had without interest, which never could have perished in our hands, and would have been our salvation now in the hour of war; instead of which they have given us two hundred millions of froth and bubble, on which we are to pay them heavy interest..."
(Letter to Eppes).

"Here we have a set of people...who have bestowed on us the great blessing of running in our debt about 200 millions of dollars, without our knowing who they are or what they are... And to fill up the measure of blessings, instead of paying, they receive an interest on what they owe...

And they are so ready still to deal out their liberalities to us that they are willing to let themselves run our debt ninety millions more, on our paying them the same premium of six or eight percent interest..."
(Letter to Eppes, November 6, 1813).

"(T)he toleration of banks of paper discount, costs the United States one-half of their war taxes, or, in other words, doubles the expenses of every war."
(Letter to Eppes).


"The monopoly of a single bank is certainly an evil."
(Letter to Gallatin, 1802).

Book edited by Saul Padover (1953)

"The bill for establishing a National Bank undertakes among other things...

7. To give them the sole and exclusive right of banking under the national authority; and so far is against the laws of monopoly...

The incorporation of a bank, and the powers assumed by this bill, have not, in my opinion, been delegated to the United States by the Constitution."
(Opinion Opposing the Bank, February 15, 1791).


"My wish was to see both Houses of Congress cleansed of all persons interested in the bank or public stocks; and that a pure legislature being given us, I should always be ready to acquiesce under their deliberations, even if contrary to my own opinions; for I subscribe to the principle, that the will of the majority, honestly expressed, should give law."


"This institution (Bank of the U.S.) is one of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution... an institution like this, penetrating by its branches every part of the Union, acting by command and in phalanx, may, in a critical moment, upset the government."
(Letter to Gallatin, 1803).


"If the American People ever allow the banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers occupied.

The issuing power of money should be taken from the bankers and restored to Congress and the people to whom it belongs.

I sincerely believe the banking institutions having the issuing power of money are more dangerous to liberty than standing armies."

"We are completely saddled and bridled, and the bank is so firmly mounted on us that we must go where they ill guide."

"The dominion which the banking institutions have obtained over the minds of our citizens...must be broken, or it will break us."
(Letter to James Monroe, January 1, 1815).


"Funding I consider as limited, rightfully, to a redemption of the debt within the lives of a majority of the generation contracting it; every generation coming equally, by the laws of the Creator of the world, to the free possession of the earth he made for their subsistence, unencumbered by their predecessors, who like them, were but tenants for life."
(Letter to John Taylor, Monticello, May 28, 1816).


"The unlimited emission of bank paper has banished all her (Great Britain's) specie, and is now, by depreciation ...carrying her rapidly to bankruptcy as it did France, and as it did us, and... every country permitting paper to be circulated, other than that held by public authority, rigorously limited to the just measure for circulation.

Private fortunes, in the present state of our circulation, are at the mercy of these self-elected money-lenders, and are frustrated by the flood of nominal money with which their avarice deluges us..."

"(P)aper is is only the ghost of money and not money itself."
(Letter to Edward Carrington).

"Although all the nations of Europe have tried and trodden every path of force and folly in a fruitless quest of the same object, yet WE still expect to find in juggling tricks and banking dreams, that money can be made out of nothing, and in sufficient quantity to meet the expenses of a heavy war..."
(Letter to James Monroe, January 1, 1815).

"There is scarcely a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh--get first the people's money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants forever."

"(S)pecie is the most perfect medium, because it will preserve its own level; because, having intrinsic and universal value, it can never die in our hands, and is the surest resource of reliance in time of war; that the trifling economy of paper...weighs nothing in opposition to the advantages of the precious metals; that (paper currency) has been, is, and forever will be abused, in every country in which it permitted; that it is already at a term of abuse in these States, which has never been reached in any nation, France excepted, whose deadly catastrophe (under John Law) should be a warning against the instrument which produced it; that we are already at ten or twenty times the due quantity of (necessary) medium; insomuch that no man knows what his property is worth...

Instead, then, of yielding to the cries of scarcity of medium... no endeavors should be spared to begin the work of reducing it by such gradual means as may give time to private fortunes to preserve their poise, and settle down with the subsiding medium; and that, for this purpose, the States should be urged to concede to the General Government...the exclusive power of establishing banks" with power to issue currency.

"The Federal Government--I deny their power to make paper money a legal tender."

"We are to be ruined now by the deluge of bank paper, as we were formerly by the old Continental paper.

It is cruel that such revolutions in private fortunes should be at the mercy of avaricious adventurers, who, instead of employing their capital, if any they have, in manufactures, commerce, and other useful pursuits, make it an instrument to burthen all the interchanges of property with their swindling profits, profits which are the price of no useful industry of theirs.

Prudent men must be on their guard in this game of Robin's alive, and take care that the spark does not extinguish in their hands.

I am an enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but coin.

But our whole country is so fascinated by this Jack-lantern wealth, that they will not stop short of its total and fatal explosion."

It's sad, but this last prediction of Jefferson is coming true today. Our children, and our children's children unto the third and fourth generation will have justification to curse us. Let's hope enough truth survives to allow the fifth generation to free itself from bondage.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Litmus Test for Enemies

I found the following article on the website of L. Neil Smith. While many criminal acts, including acts of treason have been committed by the people and groups listed in this blog, Smith provides a true litmus test that can be applied to any local, state, federal, or “world” government official, elected or appointed. Any politician or bureaucrat who wants to take away or infringe in any way upon your natural right to defend yourself, the natural right of all living organisms, recognized not granted by the Second Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, is an enemy of YOUR ENEMY! Peoples from other countries can apply this test to their own government officials. If they don't trust you with the means to protect yourself, you should not trust them with the power of government.

Why Did it Have to be ... Guns?  by L. Neil Smith

Over the past 30 years, I've been paid to write almost two million words, every one of which, sooner or later, came back to the issue of guns and gun-ownership. Naturally, I've thought about the issue a lot, and it has always determined the way I vote.

People accuse me of being a single-issue writer, a single- issue thinker, and a single- issue voter, but it isn't true. What I've chosen, in a world where there's never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician—or political philosophy—is made of, right down to the creamy liquid center.

Make no mistake: all politicians—even those ostensibly on the side of guns and gun ownership—hate the issue and anyone, like me, who insists on bringing it up. They hate it because it's an X-ray machine. It's a Vulcan mind-meld. It's the ultimate test to which any politician—or political philosophy—can be put.

If a politician isn't perfectly comfortable with the idea of his average constituent, any man, woman, or responsible child, walking into a hardware store and paying cash—for any rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything—without producing ID or signing one scrap of paper, he isn't your friend no matter what he tells you.

If he isn't genuinely enthusiastic about his average constituent stuffing that weapon into a purse or pocket or tucking it under a coat and walking home without asking anybody's permission, he's a four-flusher, no matter what he claims.

What his attitude—toward your ownership and use of weapons—conveys is his real attitude about you. And if he doesn't trust you, then why in the name of John Moses Browning should you trust him?

If he doesn't want you to have the means of defending your life, do you want him in a position to control it?

If he makes excuses about obeying a law he's sworn to uphold and defend—the highest law of the land, the Bill of Rights—do you want to entrust him with anything?

If he ignores you, sneers at you, complains about you, or defames you, if he calls you names only he thinks are evil—like "Constitutionalist"—when you insist that he account for himself, hasn't he betrayed his oath, isn't he unfit to hold office, and doesn't he really belong in jail?

Sure, these are all leading questions. They're the questions that led me to the issue of guns and gun ownership as the clearest and most unmistakable demonstration of what any given politician—or political philosophy—is really made of.

He may lecture you about the dangerous weirdos out there who shouldn't have a gun—but what does that have to do with you? Why in the name of John Moses Browning should you be made to suffer for the misdeeds of others? Didn't you lay aside the infantile notion of group punishment when you left public school—or the military? Isn't it an essentially European notion, anyway—Prussian, maybe—and certainly not what America was supposed to be all about?

And if there are dangerous weirdos out there, does it make sense to deprive you of the means of protecting yourself from them? Forget about those other people, those dangerous weirdos, this is about you, and it has been, all along.

Try it yourself: if a politician won't trust you, why should you trust him? If he's a man—and you're not—what does his lack of trust tell you about his real attitude toward women? If "he" happens to be a woman, what makes her so perverse that she's eager to render her fellow women helpless on the mean and seedy streets her policies helped create? Should you believe her when she says she wants to help you by imposing some infantile group health care program on you at the point of the kind of gun she doesn't want you to have?

On the other hand—or the other party—should you believe anything politicians say who claim they stand for freedom, but drag their feet and make excuses about repealing limits on your right to own and carry weapons? What does this tell you about their real motives for ignoring voters and ramming through one infantile group trade agreement after another with other countries?

Makes voting simpler, doesn't it? You don't have to study every issue—health care, international trade—all you have to do is use this X-ray machine, this Vulcan mind-meld, to get beyond their empty words and find out how politicians really feel. About you. And that, of course, is why they hate it.

And that's why I'm accused of being a single-issue writer, thinker, and voter.

But it isn't true, is it?

Permission to redistribute this article is herewith granted by the author—provided that it is reproduced unedited, in its entirety, and appropriate credit given.

I think it appropriate to follow Mr. Smith's article with this summary of Paul Harvey's death count of disarmed peoples of the world. It offers a good test of the motivation of those seeking to disarm you.

"That places total victims who lost their lives because of gun control at approximately 56 million in the last century. Since we should learn from the mistakes of history, the next time someone talks in favor of gun control find out which group of citizens they wish to have exterminated."

The Harvey count is posted in:

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