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    And by silence, I mean the lack of constant communication on our part with all levels of government, via phone/FAX/email/PROTESTS, our VOTE, etc. .

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    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/9607

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    Tuesday, March 24, 2009

    "After trillions in taxpayer debt has been foolishly poured into the bottomless black hole of leftist wealth redistribution programs, under the guise of economic “stimulus” or “stabilization” legislation, the new “ONE World” government running Washington DC announces; Geithner, Bernanke Call for New Wind-Down Powers After AIG… and the people still sit silent as they watch Obamanation grow in unbridled power.

    Geithner Asks Congress for even Broader Power to Seize private Firms as the average American stumbles through their daily routine as if nothing is happening. Canada Free Press managing editor Judi McLeod writes No cheerleader for propping up greenback at G20 summit asking, “Is the table being set for One World Government rather than speeding the recovery of the worldwide recession at next week’s G20 London summit?”

    Obamanation has taken the nation from a trillion in debt to over $4 trillion in debt in the first sixty days, with even more federal spending promised, which could put the nation $10 trillion in debt before the 2010 mid-term election cycle. Amnesty for illegals and ACORN led redistricting will make 2010 and beyond a moot point.

    Still, beyond the movement to mail tea bags to members of congress or file another legal demand for proof of Obama’s constitutional eligibility for the office he holds, both of which are like whistling in the breeze, the people remain largely silent.
    Threatened with a Soup Line Existence

    The American people would never trade personal freedom for the false promise of federally redistributed free-stuff under some ill-fated socialist experiment, unless they were first threatened with a soup line existence.

    And so it shall be…

    50% of their life savings and 30% of their home values have already evaporated into thin air. National unemployment is driving towards double digits as home foreclosures continue to mound.

    With their backs against the wall, confused by a daily diet of media manipulated headlines aimed at scaring the public into submission, convinced that our nation’s complex woes demand a solution far too complicated for the average peasant to comprehend, the people find themselves in a state of terminal paralysis.
    Incompetent Evil in Charge

    The same people responsible for the many disasters now surrounding every American household, were elected in 2006 and 2008 to fix what they broke. Instead of reversing course and placing their faith in the principles of freedom, they are installing more of the same failed entitlement policies that created the problem and they are doing so at a fever pace.

    The folks currently in charge of the nation don’t like anything at all about the nation that once was. They have a very different vision for America, one based on redistribution of free-stuff, not equal access to freedom.

    At the foundation of personal freedom is the right to make your own decisions, invest and risk your own capital, own your own property and keep that which you are willing to work and sacrifice to earn. It’s called economic freedom, aka capitalism.

    But capitalism is public enemy #1 in America today, thanks to decades of class warfare and the art of division via social envy, all for purpose of political gain.

    Life, Liberty and the right to individually define and pursue Happiness has been replaced with the right of some to take from others against their will, in the name of a greater common good, better defined as the entitlement mentality.
    The Change Agents New World Dictionary

    Old concepts have been redefined. Capitalism is now referred to as Fascism. Personal ambition is now called greed. Those who seek access to other people’s rightful earnings are called charitable, and those who demand a right to only that, which they earn, are called greedy.

    It isn’t just the words that have new definitions. The concepts have new meaning as a result.

    Words like socialism and communism no longer have a negative connotation attached to them. Most Americans have no idea what they are anymore, or why they don’t want to find out the hard way.

    The concept of liberal interpretations limits the meaning of words only to one’s individual imagination. The Constitution means only what someone imagines it to mean. If the shoe doesn’t quite fit, a new definition will solve the problem.
    What are Americans Waiting For?

    I don’t know what it will take to wake up the average American, but whatever it is, it hasn’t happened yet…

    The people currently stocking up on food, water, guns and ammo in record numbers, causing shortages in all the above at the retail level, are clearly awake and anticipating something, but what? Meet the “extremists...”

    The people still trying to get a court somewhere in America to hear the arguments concerning the most secretive corrupt president in US history, have been awake for a long time. Meet the “birthers...” But they continue to have trouble waking anyone else up, including in the so-called halls of justice.

    Is it a bankrupt dollar and a new international currency that will get their attention? - A North American Union? - An ACORN Army on their doorstep? What will be the final straw that breaks the proverbial camel’s back?

    I don’t have the answer… Frankly, I expected the people to revolt long before now. Clearly, I had underestimated the depth of apathy and tolerance for anti-American nonsense in the average modern American. But then, so did our nation’s founders, whom I’m certain are rolling over in their graves in disgust by now.
    The Silent Consent Continues

    Nobody knows for how long or at what expense, but so far, the people remain silentand Washington continues to profitably interpret that silence as broad-based consent.

    At this late date, I have no idea what will wake up the average American or how they might react once finally awake and ready to engage in self-governance. However, I am sure about two things…

    When they finally do awake, they are going to be really angry…
    And, the anti-American left won’t let up until then…

    The clock isn’t just ticking. Time has already run out as of the 2008 election. Washington DC is currently dismantling America, individual right by individual right, in an unprecedented massive multi-faceted assault on all things American.

    If you are not familiar with the Democratic Socialists of America or their legislative branch, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, I strongly suggest that you take time to learn them well. They are in charge of your nation. This is who the average American is up against and they are a very well funded and organized enemy of the state.

    You will not be able to take your country back without putting these two organizations out of business. The longer you wait, the tougher the battle, the higher the price.

    Clearly, the organizational skills of the average American are equal only to that of the stumbling bumbling Republican Party. Fragmented, distracted and disorganized, the people are no match for the leftist juggernaut running roughshod in DC.

    The people are lost, so they are losing… The most complex problems require the simplest of solutions. But the average American is so baffled by a daily diet of elitist B.S., that they cannot even see daylight… – When all else fails, return to the basics!

    Here’s to the average American waking up in time! - Good luck!"

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    What we are seeing in America today is the direct result of political silence on OUR part.

    It is the direct result and consequence of not being aware, informed and involved.

    Because in the end, we only have ourselves to blame for not making things different.

    So I urge each and every one of you to get "aware, informed and involved" - before it's too late. Pete

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    How many people got out on the streets and protested?

    How many people changed their W-4 forms to cut off deduction of Federal taxes from their paychecks?

    I'm not talking about just emailing/fax'ing/calling Reps - I'm talking about and advocating civil disobedience on a nationwide scale. Pete

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    spy1 wrote:
    How many people got out on the streets and protested?

    How many people changed their W-4 forms to cut off deduction of Federal taxes from their paychecks?

    I'm not talking about just emailing/fax'ing/calling Reps - I'm talking about and advocating civil disobedience on a nationwide scale. Pete
    Not paying taxes is criminal disobedience. Although, it apparently won't keep you from becoming the secretary of the treasury.

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    It is possible to cut out deductions in your paycheck and still settle up your taxes in April. legal, dunno. Know someone who did it, yep. Me? Nope. Take it for what it's worth.

    I think some of this is rather chicken little-ish. Not many people lost money on their house. It's still the same old house. Maybe you can't get what you want right now, but it would cost more to build it now than what you paid for it. Unless you live in the 5 or 6 areas that ballooned the housing prices. For the other folks, the majority of the country, it's a glitch.

    People are making too many decisions based on what the crazy news of the day is. And that news seems to be geared to freak us out. Which makes it easier to manipulate people to do things they otherwise would not. That concerns me more than all the economic instability. Of course I am 100% employed currently. If I become 100% unemployed that may change. But that would mean the good people of Hickory quit eating bread, I think I'm in a good field to weather the storm.

    Heard a great quote form Dave Ramsey today. Jealousy versus envy. Jelousy is seeing your buddy in a new sporst car and thinking, "Man I would love to have one of those." While knowing you never will.

    Envy is seeing your buddy in a new sports car and wanting to take a baseball bat to it because if you can't have one neither should he. Thought that was quite appropriate given the current mood of the country.

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    Chief - Check a W-4 form. If you meet the requirements for not having any Federal income tax with-held from your check, then it's legal.

    If one does not meet the requirements for that, then the same goal can be accomplished by increasing the amount of deductions you claim to 10-15 (effectively wiping out the amount with-held).

    That money would be put back (as cash) and would accomplish two things:

    (1) The money would be there next tax-time if you did decide to pay your taxes next year while at the same time sending a loud and clear message to the federal government regarding your displeasure with their current policies and

    (2) Every Second Amendment family would have a ready supply of "cash-on-hand" (and the means to KEEP it) should everything go in the toilet and the banks fail.

    This is a "win-win" situation any way you look at it. Pete

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    We already know the consequences of political silence.

    NFA of 1934. GCA of 1968. AWB of 1994.

    Here in California we know the Roberti-Roos Act and the SB23 "evil features" ban. We also know the .50 BMG ban.

    We know about the 16th Amendment creating an income tax to pay for a war.

    We know about being taxed every single day on every transaction, on every flush of the toilet.

    We know about unconstitutional wars and usurpations of the original ideal.

    We know infringements on every single amendment in the Bill of Rights.

    We have a penal system. We no longer have a justice system. There is NO justice anymore, just "popular sentiment" and the drivel it proposes.

    The nation as a whole DOES NOT CARE. Thus, the government DOES NOT CARE.

    We will regain our liberties if we fight the government two ways:
    1. By getting the people on our side, because having the people as an enemy is a politician's worst nightmare.

    2. By fighting them in the courts, with judges chosen by the people through conscientious voting.

    Contacting the government doesn't do anything if the polls show a different view.

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    And that's exactly why it's so important that 2A supporters make sure that those "polls" never HAVE outcomes favorable to the anti-gunners' agenda.

    They're a TARGET that we have to HIT every time in this opening phase of warfare (psychological warfare, part of our "guerrilla warfare" - and theirs ). Pete

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    Rob_B wrote:
    Not paying taxes is criminal disobedience. Although, it apparently won't keep you from becoming the secretary of the treasury.
    Negative sir, rather it is illegal. We should not be obedient to our government, it should be the other way around.


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    God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. - TJ at his best !
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
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    So how/when do we get there ?

    I think we have a ways to go before we do, and I don't think there will be just a few of us there ....

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    spy1 wrote:
    I don’t know what it will take to wake up the average American, but whatever it is, it hasn’t happened yet…

    The people currently stocking up on food, water, guns and ammo in record numbers, causing shortages in all the above at the retail level, are clearly awake and anticipating something, but what? Meet the “extremists...”


    Amen Brother !!! I am awake !!!



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    The best part of not paying taxes every paycheck, on April 15 the IRS says you
    owe them penalties for paying your taxes on time.
    If you don't pay them, ala Geitner then it is OK, and you just pay the tax owed
    from way back when.

    I am curious how many "Reparation" payments will be made over the next 4 years
    of this crook.

    Has anyone herd how much of our tax money BHO is willing to "Forgive" in the
    crystler bankruptcy? I just hope the first union negaotiations are televised,
    to watch the union officials running back and forth to both sides of the table
    arguing with themselves will be great.




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    I have been wondering the same thing for a while. The problem is the two party system working together in the same direction dividing the country. We need competent strong willed independents that will support and uphold constitutional law and set things back on the right track.

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    Our best chance right now is getting Ron Paul into the Senate where one
    man can derail this train wreck.
    Unless he is all a show man that they put out there to distract the independants.
    But in the house where he can't effect anything we will never know.

    On the brighter side, BHO is finally going to nominate a qualified individual
    for the SCOTUS. I am amazed since he hasn't even come close to doing it
    for any other position in government. Now if Blogovich will just let us
    know what a judgeship goes for in this administration. Maybe we can outbid
    his croanies for a good pick.
    I'd chip in to get "Soccor Mom" in PA on the court, she knows more of the law
    than the sheriff and judges in Harrisburg.


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