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Lost spirit of freedom

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During the battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836 9 Texans died, compared to the 1,360 Mexicans who lost their lives. The fighting quickly went from rifles to hand-to-hand. As the Texans overwhelmed the Mexicans, the Mexicans fled into the swamps and marshes.

In the book The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston, it is noted some of the Mexicans were screaming “Me no Alamo !” as Texans gave the Mexicans the same quarter that was shown at the Alamo and Goliad.

The battle only lasted about 18 minutes. But the slaughter continued for an hour or so after the main battle ended.

After Santa Anna was captured he was treated with the upmost respect by Sam Houston.

Sam was wounded during the battle and almost died from infection.

I feel that this kind of spirit is mostly dead. As Bain said in Dark Knight Rises, “victory has defeated you.” We have allowed ourselves to become weak and complacent.

Chances are the founding father would have revolted over an income tax, must less the federal reserve, gun control and various excessive taxation.

Americans have grown fat and lazy. We no longer care about freedom, but instead are content in our subjugation.

Remember the Boston Tea Party we learned about in school? How would the founding father have felt about all the taxes we have to pay now?

Property tax
School tax
Income tax
Fuel tax
Sales tax
Inheritance tax
And now we have to buy health insurance or pay a fine.

We need to pause for a minute and ask ourselves what this nation is coming to.

I George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Sam Houston were alive today, would they be happy with the way the nation turned out?

I suspect that yes, they would be happy about a lot of stuff. Jefferson was a proponent of education. Having a free public school system would probably make him very proud.

On the other hand, the amount of taxation we live under would have pissed the founding fathers off.

How is our current state any different than the serfdom in medieval Europe?

You either pay a fee to the lord (in this case the government) or you are kicked off the property. The concept of true property ownership is a thing of the past. The government has told us what we must pay every year to keep our property and to stay out of prison. We are supposed to call that freedom?

Where are the leaders like Sam Houston? Not as in armed revolt, but as in standing up to the government?

I think a lot of it boils down to the voters.

After the bank bailout my local federal representative was only opposed by a libertarian. Did the people of southeast Texas vote Kevin Brady out of office? Nope. Even though he voted for the bank bailout the people returned him to office.

I feel the people have been in a vicious cycle for the past 100+ years of returning people to office over and over.

We say we want change in Washington, but the same people are voted back in year after year. When someone steps forward and says they will bring about real change, such as the Libertarian Party, the people turn their back.

How are the people supposed to change the course of government when the same elected officials are returned to office decade after decade?

The Question That Needs To Be Asked

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I would like to ask the readers of this blog a question, do you feel the United States is headed towards an armed rebellion?

Ae we headed towards an armed rebellion?

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I often wonder how much more the middle class can take before something breaks?

How many jobs have to go to China?

How many taxes can the government levy?

How many people have to go on welfare?

How many illegal immigrants have to be allowed in the nation?

How many people have to die in this so called “war on terror?”

What has to happen before the people say enough is enough?

If the people are not even willing to vote the two major parties out of office, what makes us think there will be an armed rebellion?

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Cyprus Deal Pushes EU Closer To Revolution

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Nation overspends, needs a bailout, part of the bailout is that the government seizes a percentage of savings accounts over 100,000 euro.

Government of Cyprus has turned into nothing more then common criminals. If Cyprus can do this, what is stopping Spain, Ireland or even the united States from seizing bank accounts?

For several decades rich Russians have used Cyprus as a form of tax haven, much like what U.S. companies are doing to other nations. If Cyprus can seize money from bank accounts, what is stopping The Caribbean Islands from seizing money from google, facebook,,,, and other companies who offshore for tax havens?

How much more will the people tolerate before they revolt?

The middle class will be being driven into poverty one way or another. If the banks can not bankrupt the nation, the government will just take what they want.

State Of The Nation February 2013

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While shopping at the local wal-mart here in Jasper Texas, I noticed a couple of things that made me stop and think.  One issue was the availability of ammunition, or rather the lack of ammunition.  The other issue I am deeply concerned about was the price of a whole fryer chicken.

Ammunition – Everyone and their brother and sister is panic buying all the ammunition they can get their hands on.  If civilians can strip the market of all available ammunition, where would this leave the United States if we entered a real war?  Iraq and Afghanistan are not “real” wars, they are minor conflicts.  The Iraq military is not bombing New York, L.A., Houston or Dallas, tens of thousands of US citizens are not dying every week, its not like in World War II when food and fuel were being rationed,,,.Speckled Sussex, Australorp, Barred Rock and Rhode Island Red

The United States has some minor conflicts going on, but for some reason the store shelves have been empty of ammunition for close to a month and a half?

How would this translate if/when we have a major war with China?  The conflict does not have to be with China.  Lets replace China with <any major world power>.

Over the past few decades firearm manufacturing has been consolidated to a just a handful of companies.  there are a lot of companies out there, but very few of them manufacturer all of their own parts.  the situation is much worse with ammunition manufacturing.  Part of our national security depends on our ability to produce weapons of war.  The question I am asking myself is if the manufacturing base can keep up with demand.  Since the Sandy Hook shooting demand has been outstripping supply.

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US Economy Shrank 0.1 Percent In Last Quarter 2012

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Surprise, surprise, surprise, the US economy shrank 0.1% in the last quarter of 2012. That 0.1% may not seem like a lot, but the real story its much worse then 0.1%.

Take these factors into consideration:

The economy shrank during the biggest spending time of the year – Thanksgiving and Christmas. If the economy shrank during Christmas, that says people do not have expendable income.Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalist

The economy shrank during one of the biggest panic buying phases in the firearms industry since the 1994 assault rifle ban.

Not only were people spending money on Christmas, but they were also buying all the guns, ammunition and magazines they could get their hands on,,,, and the economy still shrank.

One thing that caused a slowdown in the economy was a reduction in military spending.  The question I have to ask, why does government spending play such an important roll in the economy?  Maybe the government does not want the people to know how bad the economy really is?

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Maybe We Need Less Prisons

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Maybe we need less prisons and more reform. Instead of putting people in prisons, or putting them on probation where they have to pay a probation fee, maybe we need more trade schools and colleges?

Maybe we should build a school next to every public housing project? When someone enters public housing they are automatically enrolled in the attached school?

For single parents, child care would be provided so the parent can attend school.

What promoted this post? It was an article on Fox News – European courts spare accused pedophile, hacker from American justice

With over 100 million people receiving welfare, and since our prisons are full, maybe its time to reform society?

Maybe something went terribly wrong in the past 100 years?  Something that has to be fixed before society breaks?

Why would other first world nations view our justice system as barbaric? Maybe its because we punish people for their entire lives for a one time mistake? Maybe its because of how we demonize acts such as smoking weed?

If something does not harm society, why should it be illegal?

Lets take making your own whiskey for example. Why is it illegal to make your own whiskey? Because the government loses tax dollars on the manufacture and sale of the whiskey.

Why should someones life be ruined because they wanted to make and sale a product, and not pay taxes on it? Is it “that” important that the government collect a dollars in sales tax?

Someone makes their own whiskey and sales it, so what? What it he big deal? Are people people who sale eggs arrested like people who sale whiskey?

Why cant people make a product at home, sale it to their friends and family without having to worry about being arrested and thrown in jail?

Something has gone seriously wrong in society.

Republicans Are Isolating Voters

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Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalistBy demanding tax breaks for the upper crust, and demanding spending cuts for everyone else, the republican party is isolating voters.

Business Insider said Republicans Are Economic Terrorists

As a Republican and Libertarian, I have to ask what are the party leaders thinking?

The nation has overspent since the arms race of cold war. Once the cold war was over, military spending continued to spiral out of control. Coupled with welfare and corporate welfare, we are broke. We are past broke, we are 16 trillion in debt, and climbing, or rather sinking.

Who in their right mind would argue against the rich paying their fair share?

Capital gains pays less taxes then regular income,

Companies like facebook and google can offshore to lower their tax burden,

But yet, everyday working people are taxed till it hurts.

The middle class is being taxed to death, and all the Republicans can think about it protecting the rich?

After obama won re-election, the Republican party needs to do some soul searching. Do they serve the people, or do they serve an elite few? The party has effectively isolated minorities, gays and now they are working on isolating the middle class.

How much does the Republican party expect the voters to put up with? Are we supposed to keep protecting the rich until there are only 2 classes left, the rich and the poor? If the economy keeps its present course, and taxes keep going up, the middle class is going to die.

Maybe, just maybe, the Republican party will be voted out before the middle class is taxed into the ground.

But then again, if the Republican party is voted out, that leaves only the democrats.

Maybe its time to vote in another party? Maybe its time to kick the two major parties out and get someone else in power?

Why should we bring children into the world

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I thought about putting this in off topic, but since the discussion will revolve around the current political situation, I decided to put it here.

If we go back 100, 200, 500, 1000 years we had rampant disease, periodic starvation, wars,,, and people still reproduced.

Today, we live in an oppressive society that is overly regulated.

The US is deep in debt, and has no solution in sight.

Seems every nation and their brother and sister has nuclear weapons.

Cost of living has outpaces wages.

With all of this and more, why would anyone want to bring a child into the world?

Even basic stuff, such as home ownership is a fading dream for most people.

College education cost a fortune.

There was once a time when a person could finish high school, then go to work in a shipyard, steel mill, car factory,, and earn a good living. But those days are far behind us.

Why would I want to bring a child into the world, only to watch that child struggle with college, struggle to buy a home, struggle to find a job,,,.

As humanity progresses, shouldn’t things get easier? Shouldn’t getting an education get cheaper and easier? Shouldn’t owning a home get cheaper and easier? Its as if humanity reached a pinnacle in the 1970s, and it was downhill from there.

Wages have stagnated since the 1990s, while cost of living has skyrocketed, especially the cost of home ownership.

One sad fact, the poor are outbreeding the middle class and the rich.

For the middle class and the rich its an economic advantage to only have one, maybe two children. The cost of daycare, clothing, school supplies,,, plays a factor in planning how many children the couple will have.

For the poor, its an economic advantage to has as many kids as possible. The more children the family has, the more benefits they draw. Once the family reaches a certain child:income ratio, the government will give the family grants for the parents to go to school.

If you want your college paid for, have a couple of kids and apply for grants.

One reason we have children is because we want to leave part of ourselves behind. Through our children, and our childrens children, part of us will live forever. But is carrying on our family worth the misery our children will have to go through?

Another reason we have kids is because the husband and wife love each other, and the children are a symbol of that bond. Do you think 3 or 4 generations later anyone is going to give a crap about how much you loved your spouse?

Another reason to have children is partially based on religion. God told Adam and Eve to go forth and multiply. With 6 billion people on the earth, maybe we have multiplied enough?

Governments of the world are corrupt, we produce enough pollution that humans are changing the global climate, and we keep reproducing. Why?

US pushed to edge of no return

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Fishing Southeast Texas B A Steinhagen LakeWith the US debt deal passed, we have been pushed to the edge of no return.  The US taxpayer has been beat down, the chains have been shackled and the saddle is about to be put on us.  From there, we will be nothing more then debt slaves.  So what caused this?  Elected politicians acting like a bunch of teenage girls with their daddies credit card, thats what.

Our elected officials have spent, and spent, and spent, and spent, and spent until we are on the edge of bankruptcy.  Instead of sending welfare people to college, they are sent food stamps, public housing, and welfare checks.  We have built a nation of people who think they are “entitled” to something they did not work for.

Now that the national debt equals our gross domestic product, the US has been pushed to the edge of no return.  We have no hope of ever paying our debt off.  Over the next few years I foresee the US raising taxes on the middle class, and “maybe” the lower upper class.  While big companies still do not pay their fair share and continue to move to china.

China is no longer a peasant nation, they have built an empire by selling cheap products to the US.  As long as the US stays in debt, and china continues to buy that debt, there is no hope of return.

As long as politicians continue to foster a welfare nation, there is no hope for return.

As long as the US government promotes free trade like candy, there is no hope.

As long as the wealthy and big business do not have to pay taxes, there is no hope.

As long as the zombie voters continue to elect democraps and republicants into office, there is no hope.

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