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Is Government Capable Of Doing A Better Job Than You?

Why would anyone think that government is capable of running their lives? It’s usually a mistake to ask people what they want government to do. Because if we do, we invite them to assume that politicians can figure out how 300 million Americans should live their lives. Most people are humble. They struggle to run their own lives. They’re grateful to politicians who want to take charge. But this is always a bad deal for Americans. History is filled with examples of how the rules politicians make create new problems without solving the old ones. What intuition tempts us to believe: When there’s a problem, government should act. What reality taught me: Individuals should act, not government There are a lot of people who believe it is the responsibility of government to care for all individuals, even if it means giving up some individual rights and/or subordinating enterprise and initiative. These people also believe that the economy is too complicated for individuals to navigate alone. They believe that business decisions should be guided by government officials and in the best interest of labor unions. More importantly, they believe that government knows what is best for individuals. They argue that federal bureaucrats better understand the needs of a community than a locally elected council and the federal government should define the tax burden necessary to meet its obligations, because this is too complicated for individuals to understand. Is it a fundamental right for the United States to provide unconditional aid and comfort to the citizens of other nations. Have open borders, unconditional amnesty, and that the laws of this nation be curtailed to provide non-emergency assistance and legal forms of identification to foreign nationals. If America keeps voting for politicians who want to spend more money and pass more laws, the result will not be a country with fewer problems but a country that is governed by socialize. Socialism leaves us less prosperous and less free. Every time we call for the government to fix some social or economic problem we accelerate the growth of government. Government wants to run your Life. Are you going to let them? Guess what, you already are. Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. To sign up click... read more

Police Are More Dangerous To The Public Than Criminals

This man was being stopped for the hideous crime of not wearing a seat belt. The cop asked him for his license and seconds later he was shot. The man reaches into his vehicle after a South Carolina trooper asked for his driver’s license and the trooper shoots him. Days afterward, prosecutors aren’t satisfied with the answer and the trooper is arrested. The man did survive the shooting. Thank God the trooper was horrible shot at close range. But this begs the question… “Are Police more dangerous than criminals?” The worse threat every American faces comes from his/her own government. Every American faces brutal, armed psychopaths known as the police. The “law and order” conservatives and the “compassionate” liberals stand silent while police psychopaths brutalize children and grandmothers, murder double amputees in wheel chairs, break into the wrong homes, murder the family dogs, and terrify the occupants, pointing their automatic assault weapons in the faces of small children. For God sakes, a man was shot getting his drivers license because he was asked. The police have been militarized by the Pentagon and Homeland Security. The role of the federal government in equipping state and local police with military weapons, including tanks, and training in their use has essentially removed the police from state and local control. No matter how brutal any police officer, it is rare that any suffer more than a few months suspension, usually with full pay, while a report is concocted that clears them of any wrong doing. It seems like cops are never wrong in what they do, but citizens are always in the wrong. It seems police murder with impunity. All they have to say is, “I thought his wallet was a gun,” or “we had to taser the unconscious suspect we found lying on the ground, because he wouldn’t obey our commands to get up.” There are cases of 240 pound cops beating 115 pound women black and blue. Or handcuffing and carting off to jail 6 and 7 year old boys for having a dispute on the school playground. Where does it end? Most of us take solace in their erroneous belief that this only happens to minorities who they believe deserve it, but psychopaths use their unaccountable power against everyone. Ever been stopped at a checkpoint? Ever been stopped for speeding? This guy was stopped for not wearing a seat belt and got shot. Think you are safe? The American police are a brutal criminal gang free of civilian control. It’s getting so that calling the police is a risky thing to do. Often it is the person who calls for help or some innocent person who ends up brutalized or murdered by the police. For example, on September 15 a young man who wrecked his car and went to a nearby house for help. The woman, made paranoid by the “war on crime,” imagined that she was in danger and called police. When the police arrived, the young man ran up to them, and the police shot him dead. Police... read more

Don’t Take That Photo! The U.S. Forest Service Might Fine You $1,000

Hey hikers, that scenic forest photo you just posted on Instagram may cost you a thousand dollar fine. According to a proposed update to U.S. Forest Service (USFS) regulations, still photography or video taken in any of its 439 Federal Wilderness Areas is subject to permitting (costing up to $1,500) or you can face a $1,000 fine per photo. According to the law, the USFS requires a permit for any photography that “uses models, sets, or props that are not a part of the site’s natural or cultural resources.” So technically, if your mom in your hiking photo, she’s a model, and you owe USFS a thousand bucks. Want to take a picture of your backpack on top of a summit? Sorry, that’s a prop, fork over another grand. When the proposal is finalized in November 2014, reporters and other media outlets who do not obtain permits could face fines of up to $1,000. Tourists and park visitors snapping photographs for personal, non-commercial use would not be affected by the proposed regulations, but you must prove it’s not for commercial use. The fact that they can impose any fines for taking pictures is just crazy. We the people own the forests. Government is extending their tentacles too far. Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. To sign up click... read more

Bureaucrats Should Keep Their Hands Off Our Smartphones

Does a week go by without news of federal bureaucrats outrageously extending their tentacles of authority over more of society? Earlier this month it was the EPA, announcing its plan to introduce on its own the carbon dioxide limits that Congress specifically rejected. Then it was the FDA, insinuating itself into the centuries-old process of aging cheese. Last week it was the IRS trying to shed at last the inconvenience of congressional oversight. Now the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is claiming sweeping authority over our smartphones, asserting the right to approve any software that might be used in a car. This would likely make the smartphone the first object ever to be regulated both as a medical device and as a piece of motor vehicle equipment. Yet surprising as it may seem to consumers, the matter is clear to NHTSA regulators, who “maintain that they already have the authority over navigation aids and merely want it clearly written into law,” according to the New York Times. NHSTA, the Times reports, believes that apps like Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Waze pose threats to highway safety that entitle the agency to demand changes to their user interfaces–matters which are far outside the auto-regulator’s zone of expertise. Under the same principle, of course, NHSTA’s control could soon creep beyond the navigation apps. Any software that might theoretically be used while driving could fall under the agency’s regulatory powers: music applications, news alerts and email notifications, even the phone function itself could be construed as threats to highway safety. What’s next? Atlases? AAA maps? Printed directions? Coffee cups from the McDonald’s drive-through? NHSTA has already pushed car manufacturers to adopt “voluntary” regulatory standards for their in-car navigation systems, but technology companies have not been so willing to hand federal regulators the keys to one of their core products. If they’re smart, companies like Google and Apple will fight to keep it that way. In my book Breakout, I interviewed Robert Norton, a former assistant general counsel for Chrysler who spent much of his career negotiating with NHTSA, including stints at each of the American Big Three auto companies. “There’s so much soft power that NHTSA has over the industry,” Norton told me, “because you’re always needing extensions and exemptions and ‘Can I have sixty more days to give you this report?’ And generally you are expecting to get the ‘Mother-may-I’ permission on that.” When manufacturers ignore NHTSA’s advice or skirt its “voluntary” guidelines, however, they’re likely to find it a lot more difficult to do business. “If they get really irritated at you,” Norton said, “they say, ‘No, actually you can’t. We want this now, and we’re not going to look at this, and we’re not going to consider that.’ So you really are encouraged to play ball because you’re counting on them for your existence.” Norton’s experience explains why the automakers’ support for the proposed rules doesn’t mean much. (And besides, free navigation apps on smartphones pose a threat to the expensive systems they sell as upgrades in their cars.)... read more

Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, the greatest and most unique political and legal document in the history of mankind was signed by 39 brave men, the United States Constitution. Today, we as patriotic Americans celebrate, honor and promote this time-honored document, the longest standing Constitution in world history, 227 years later, and have made each September 17 Constitution Day. Our Constitution, signed by patriot heroes at the threat of death, was written both to create the federal government, with certain enumerated powers being delegated by the various states to this new federal government, but, perhaps more importantly in the minds of our Founding Fathers, it was written to limit the power of the federal government. It is the only document that separates us from tyranny, the type of government tyranny which is the rule and not the exception throughout history. Those limitations that our brave founders fought and died for, including our military heroes over the many decades since its establishment, are quickly eroding. We must be as diligent as our founders were in fighting for our freedom, or they will be gone, as human history as proven repeatedly. As former President Ronald Reagan both accurately and brilliantly warned: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” We must make sure it is not our generation. Today would be a great day to pull out your pocket U.S. Constitution, read it, and educate your children and grandchildren as to why it must be restored, then adhered to as written, not interpreted as a “living and breathing document” that can be twisted into meaning whatever power-hungry politician or judge desires it to mean, depending on which way the political winds are blowing. Patriotic Americans are doing their part to restore our Constitution and we must be equally as diligent. Please share this article on Facebook and Twitter if you think observing the U.S. Constitution is more important now than it ever has been. Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. To sign up click... read more

Homeless Man Gets Winning Lottery Ticket

This guy gave a homeless man a ‘winning lottery ticket’. What the homeless man did next will make you cry. Imagine a world filled with this type of compassion. Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. To sign up click... read more

Police raid a bar, lock the doors, forcibly search dozens of patrons.

Law enforcers performed a surprise raid on a popular bar, detained dozens of people and forced them all to endure warrantless searches before being allowed to leave. The incident occurred on September 10th, 2014. Officers swarmed into the establishment around 2:00 a.m. The front and back doors were immediately locked, effectively depriving dozens of occupants of the ability to freely leave. Can you say kidnapping? One of the officers announced. “Who’s got something on them they shouldn’t have? Police then began systematically searching each patron individually for contraband, without any probable cause or a warrant. You do not have to comply. Do not consent, Do not let them search you! Police has no right to enter a bar and search everyone. This guy was smart to record the police. It looks like police gone wild! We see a Title 42 suit in the near future. Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. To sign up click... read more

We’re In A Lot Of Trouble!

We’re In A Lot Of Trouble! So, a rich little man with thinning hair signed a contract. What does that got to do with the price of rice, right? And why is that woe to us? Because you people and 6 million other Phillies fans are listening to me right now. Because less than 3 percent of you people read books. Because less than 15 percent of you read newspapers. Because the only truth you know is what you get over this tube. Right now, there is a whole, an entire generation that never knew anything that didn’t come out of this tube. This tube is the gospel, the ultimate revelation. This tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers. This tube is the most awesome goddamn force in the whole godless world. And woe is us if it ever falls into the hands of the wrong people. And that’s why woe is us that Brian Roberts signed a contract. Because this team is now in the hands of the Comcast Corporation. And Ralph Roberts is the father of Brian Roberts, the Chief Executive Officer. And when the 56th largest company in the world controls the most awesome goddamn propaganda force in the whole godless world, who knows what shit will be peddled for truth on this network. So, you listen to me. Listen to me! Television is not the truth. Television’s a goddamn amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We’re in the boredom-killing business. So if you want the Truth, go to God. Go to your gurus. Go to yourselves! Because that’s the only place you’re ever gonna find any real truth. But, man, you’re never gonna get any truth from us. We’ll tell you anything you wanna hear. We lie like hell. We’ll tell you that Kojak always gets the killer and that nobody ever gets cancer at Archie Bunker’s house. And no matter how much trouble the hero is in, don’t worry. Just look at your watch. At the end of the post, he’s gonna win. We’ll tell you any shit you want to hear. We deal in illusions, man. None of it is true! But you people sit there, day after day, night after night — all ages, colors, creeds. We’re all you know! You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here! You’re beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you — You dress like the tube. You eat like the tube. You raise your children like the tube. You even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs! In God’s name, you people are the real thing. We are the illusion! So turn off your television sets. Turn them off now! Turn them off right now! Turn them off and leave them off. Turn them off right in the middle of this sentence I’m speaking to you now.... read more
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