The Seeds of the National Crazy Registry Bear Fruit [update]


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***Update, 04.11.2013:
Turns out the NY State Police targeted the wrong guy for confiscation. All just an innocent mistake, you see, that a man was unjustly flagged as mentally unfit and treated like a criminal and ordered to give up his guns; that this man was accidently picked from a list (just a guess)  that he shouldn’t be on because the list shouldn’t exist. No harm, no foul, huh? This might well mean that somebody else is the “right” guy, I mean, victim. No word if he got his letter yet.

Via protein wisdom:

If you take anti-anxiety drugs your pistol permit can be revoked. Just as I predicted would happen.


And just so we’re clear on the implications here: if a state can revoke your pistol permit because you are on anxiety medication — which, incidentally, is a treatment, which would seem to suggest that the anxiety has been controlled — it can revoke your permit for any number of “medical” or “mental health” issues, all of which they’ll be privy to as a function of ObamaCare.

The linked story is about a legal gun owner in NY who received a notice from the state ordering him to surrender his weapons to the local police (who knew about him, and were readied to pay him a visit had he not shown up at the station), and that his gun permit was being suspended. Why? He had a short-term health issue requiring meds, a private issue that his doctor didn’t disclose to any authority. No criminal record. No violent acts. No problem with the law. Just a medical record… CRIMINAL!

Are you okay with the state rifling through your private medical records, without a warrant, in search of a reason to deprive you of your property, or for that matter, any reason whatever? Do you know what country you live in? Have you ever heard of the Constitution?

Amendment IV:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Back in January, I too had a bad feeling about all that “mental health” talk, purporting in tandem with or in lieu of stricter gun control, to be a preferred primary objective of governmental introspection for many post-Newtown reactionary hysterics.

… and from Mental Health, and the Consequence of the National Crazy Registry:

Then, amongst the barrage of gun-hysteria-linked-”mental health”-hysteria, Obama puts out his 23 Executive Actions to Address Gun Violence, 01.16.13 (which is translated here):


All of this is clearly aimed at growing the list (see NICS below) of those prohibited from buying firearms (the gun-forbidden list), by way of growing the “these people are crazy” list. A neat little trick.

Break down the walls of privacy, encourage doctors to snoop and report, assure them they’ll get paid for the process, start the “dialogue”(code for propaganda), and then ultimately define crazy down. You know, lower the threshold for the honor of placement on the list.

But it’s deeper still. The bad guys don’t submit to background checks. They get their guns. Everybody knows this. So why else compile a national registry of “crazy” people? So that they can be controlled, limited, manipulated, blackmailed, and otherwise deprived of liberty, of course. If you don’t think such a database has the potential to be abused as a tool of oppression, both by government and citizen, then you are a naive child.

Consider as well, the consequence to those who are truly in need of mental health services who, upon learning of this growing national mental defective registry, might not seek help at all, so as to stay off the list. Think of that for a moment…


…but hey, the architects have for themselves the appropriate appellation (D), so it must be okay.



The Ramifications of the New Consensus: Man-Made Global Warming is a Fraud


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earth-on-ice-612x816So it’s out there now that over the past 15 years, the Earth’s temperature has remained flat (that means it has NOT warmed), and between 2000 and 2010, humans have pumped about a fourth as much greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as they have since 1750.

Astronomical increases in the activities of man that were supposed to wreak havoc on the climate of Earth on an apocalyptic scale… did nothing to Earth’s climate.

Couple the new data with the previously unearthed “Climategate” emails, which exposed climate scientists’ manipulation of data and the peer review process, suppression of counter evidence, etc., and it might just spell s.c.a.m.

While we meander our way to the new “consensus” that man-made global warming hysteria is and was a fraud, I wonder if there exists some smart person out there with the capacity to quantify, with some exactitude, the extent to which our economy and the taxpayer has been plundered in the intemperate name of climate “science”.

Furthermore, I wonder if there might be some politician among us with a scrap of honor remaining, who would stand and demand the immediate repeal of every statute, act, regulation, ruling, and treaty foisted upon America that was made possible by this grand hoax.

I wonder if the mass media will retract every story and apologize for their frenzied manipulation of the people under this head. I wonder if the indoctrinal authority called “education” will reprint textbooks, or for that matter make any attempt whatever at reparations for their propagation of this myth.

Since “justice is the end of government”, as Madison said, I wonder if anyone will ever be held responsible for perpetrating such a massive swindle.

I wonder if there will be any ramifications at all that accompany the wholesale realization that climate change panic was always just that… panic, and a pushed panic, at that. Or will we quietly be led to the next manufactured crisis, for the sake of quietly being led?


The prescient words of George Carlin, from his 1992 thesis on the superciliousness of man in his quest for supremacy over nature:

The planet will shake us off like a bad case of fleas.

Happy Eighteenth, Kid!


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I think this is where I’m supposed to offer up that sagely advice that will carry you through life with happiness and peace and security and dignity. But I’m pretty sure I’ve already done that a time or four.

Besides, it’s not like my wisdom and experience and knowledge and intelligence is expected to go missing when you are eighteen-and-a-day, you know. I mean, you are not going into exile… (are you?)

So rather I’ll use the opportunity of this milestone to say one thing:

Thank You.

For enriching my life beyond measure, for making me a better man, for having the strength to continue so that we might know you, for being you, and for being my daughter, thank you. I am proud to be your Dad.

Happy Eighteenth, Kid! I love you.

Live, and be ready to live.

P.S.  Boys are still bad.


Art by Olga Drozd, found at 

The Riddance of Phil



Phil began his existence in utter obscurity; warm, tiny, comfortable, unimportant oblivion was the what that he was.  Such was Phil’s parallel to our own smaller selves, till as is it with us, comes the growth and the call.

But the variance betwixt Phil and us, his latter metamorphosis being never the ordinance of nature, is the great mystery of his great expansion.  Even that he had the choice to arise, to expand and be known, or to remain in the safe confines of his beloved host surroundings, was entirely unknown.

Put aside the oddity of his path, questions remain as to the force that drove his choice to take that path.  Some speculate that a yearning to mimic his environment led Phil to his transformation.

Many as well note the strangeness that Phil’s evolution happened in reverse of our ordinary, having the call before the growth (if that really is the normal flow of things).


Then there was the scale of Phil’s appearance on the scene, grand that it was.  His outing was imposing, even off-putting to all, except for his oddly accepting host.  Such greatness was Phil’s growth that his immediate banishment became the instant consensus response to him.

A plan was hatched, and after nudging his host that Phil’s expulsion was in her best interest, she reluctantly agreed. On the eve of his exile, she threw for him a most modest party.

It was made so on the morn, the riddance of Phil, was made so.

In his stead lies a permanent mark, and with it, as a matter of style, Phil left behind his party hat.

ObamaCare 20,000 Pages – 72% More Complex than All U.S. Law Compiled in First 124 Years!


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Here’s the photo that’s been circulating of the (thus far) printed 20,000 pages of ObamaCare regulations, edited to show this behemoth’s scale in reference to the 1913 “Compiled Statutes of the United States“, which totals only 5,700 pages.

One “law”, ObamaCare, so far is 72% more complex than ALL federal law amassed in our country during its first 124 years! Just think about that for a moment. Ask yourself, “How could ObamaCare possibly work?” Then, considering the massive scope of unconstitutional, unchecked, arbitrary powers in the hands of unknown elitist bureaucrats to control our lives, ask yourself “How could America possibly call herself free?”


ObamaCare's 20,000 pages (and growing) compared to 5,700 pages of ALL U.S. law compiled in our first 124 years.

ObamaCare’s 20,000 pages (and growing) compared to 5,700 pages of ALL U.S. law compiled in our first 124 years.

The internal effects of a mutable policy are still more calamitous. It poisons the blessings of liberty itself. It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood: if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes, that no man who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known and less fixed.

~James Madison, Federalist No. 62, par. 16

I tweeted this comparison and image edit here on 03.13.
Original image credit below:

Beware the Torch-Bearer


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We are only allowed to grope in the dark in reference to all that inspires our incomprehensible machine.

~Voltaire, 1764

…but no sooner than we stop our fumbling about, ever the happy better appears with a torch.


Video: “Publius Huldah Shows Federal Gun Control is Unlawful” [Update]


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It is uncanny that we have come so far as a nation that when we are reunited with fundamental truth, that even the many who purport to defend such truth are taken aback by it, finding it too extreme to fully embrace, as if truth is somehow impracticable given the multitudinous so-called “precedents” that buried it. Truth is feared, so it is deemed pliable to whims and political popularity.

Such is the case with federal gun control; that in truth it is unconstitutional at its core and thereby unlawful; that no federal power to govern our right to bear arms was ever intended by the founders or authorized by us; and that while some in government stand against the current onslaught against our natural right to self-defense, they also cede other infringements as reasonable, so as to seem reasonable.

But for others still, fundamental truth is entirely reasonable, and arguing for it is as paramount as the truth itself. Our friend of liberty and the Constitution has shared with us just such an argument in a recent speech, with logic and a fortitude that is sorely lacking in our government “representatives”. I hope you will watch and share:
Publius Huldah Shows Federal Gun Control is Unlawful
(on her blog: “Understanding the Constitution”)


Update: 03.07.2013 ~add video

Found this related video after posting the above and wanted to add it here for the sake of posterity, and as well to show the application of truth in the context of a more official setting.

This is the Feb. 27, 2013 Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding SB0250, a Bill that expands existing TN law to address unconstitutional federal action in the State with respect to firearms and ammunition, seeking to declare those actions a nullity, or to make them void, invalid, and illegal in the State of TN.

The focus of the hearing includes both the question of the Constitutionality of federal gun laws, and the fundamental question as to who is the final arbiter of the Constitutionality of ANY Federal Act.

At the 25:20 mark begins testimony by Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center.
At the 31:00 mark begins statement by Constitutional scholar Publius Huldah, followed by a Q&A session with her that runs from 37:30 to 1:03:00.

It is all wonderfully informative, though unfortunately rushed, and I hope you’ll watch.

If We Could Say Thanks


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How does one show gratitude for a profoundly selfless, life-giving choice, to a person or persons they’ve never known, and can never know?

And if we could say thanks, even, what more could we say than thanks, without imposing on someone whose character reveals no want or need for recognition?

Maybe it is, that great sacrifice is quietly rewarded as it hibernates in its beneficiary; that it waits in hearts; that it is perpetuative.

~tdv, thankful?

Don’t Be an Over-Awed Superstitious Vulgar… Judge for Yourself.


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Ask me what’s honour? I’ll the truth impart:
Know, honour then, is Honesty of Heart.
Dignities and high sounding names have different effects on different beholders. The lustre of the Star and the title of My Lord, over-awe the superstitious vulgar, and forbid them to inquire into the character of the possessor: Nay more, they are, as it were, bewitched to admire in the great, the vices they would honestly condemn in themselves. This sacrifice of common sense is the certain badge which distinguishes slavery from freedom; for when men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.

Thomas Paine, 1775 [full text, citation below]

Now, prefix this to the every introduction. I’m talking to you; I’m talking to myself. What portion of ours is shackled to ignorance by notions of title, or bound to the betterness of fame, or even incarcerated by the slander of string-pullers?

~tdv, un-struck

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Re: The Case FOR The Constitution; In Search of the Greater Summaries.


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Related: FYI, I’ve updated my post: Somebody Needs to Make the Case For The Constitution to include the full article as published on American Thinker.

I’d hoped that its publishing might encourage (or bring forth) the greater summaries than my own on this, “the greatest governing document ever devised”. But to that end it is apparent that some promotion is needed to draw those who have it in them, whoever they be, whatever their station, to make their case for the Constitution of the United States, with the aim of inviting our countrymen to it.

Why? Well, it’s under attack, and those who are against the Constitution are increasingly open with their disdain for it. Even our government presumes to place itself above that which governs THEM, and that which protects US.
The Constitution is a GOOD THING, and people need to know this, and know why, lest they be swayed by charlatans to throw away the underpinnings of the greatest society known to man. It’s simple really, though it seems it ought to go without being said, it still needs to be said.

Honestly, I think that the merits of the United States Constitution should be the central focus of political discussion in our time. I applaud the many who already make the the case, but there should be more if it, and it should be everywhere.

Alas, promotion is no suit of mine. I’m just a regular person, but as I have a number of friends-of-the-Constitution on twitter, I’ve made an attempt at getting something started, circulating there the “hashtag” (a keyword or theme) #CaseForTheConstitution . The idea was simply to get people writing tweets, posting quotes, or sharing links in support of our Constitution, and that some of these might find their way outside the confines of twitter, or light a similar spark in other, more generally visible venues.

If you have something to add, something to share, something you’ve written or read; be it poetic, or artistic, be it philosophical, or witty, or flat-out simple truth; if you’ve a better way or place to go about it altogether, then by all means… WE are all ears and eyes. As well, use your social networks and blogs, but PLEASE confirm the truthfulness in what you share!

Below are some contributions to the hashtag #CaseForTheConstitution on twitter (you don’t need an account to view them all). Note that many are mine, only because I was trying to get the tag started. Hope to find this post regularly updated :]

First, a few links:

Making the Case for the Constitution

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