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Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

02 May 2012

Ron Paul’s Stealth State Convention Takeover


Yike's even WaPo is figuring out what is going on:

Remember Ron Paul?

He has yet to win a primary. All his other fellow long-shots have dropped out (or will by the end of the day). The Republican National Committee is calling former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney the “presumptive nominee.”
Yet at state conventions around the country, Paul supporters are increasing the candidate’s support by taking over state party committees and educating fellow Paul fans in arcane rules.

While at many conventions Romney backers are split between numerous would-be delegates, Paul supporters are showing up in droves and voting with discipline for a delegate slate.

With a plurality of delegates from five states, Paul supporters could nominate him from the convention floor — the goal of at least some Paul supporters. 

A brokered convention is still unlikely. But a strong showing..Paul has only 80 delegates to Romney’s 847, according to an AP count. When all the various state conventions are over we’ll see how much support he’s gathered — and whether Romney should have paid more attention. 

Here's WaPo's latest on Ron Paul delegate count:

 At Massachusetts’ state convention less than half of Romney’s 27 chosen delegates won tickets to Tampa. Paul supporters were chosen instead. While all of the state’s delegates are committed to vote for Romney, the delegates get to decide on the party chairman, platform, and VP nominee.

Paul backers in Alaska were elected as party chairman and co-chairman but failed to change the rules to give Paul the state’s 24 delegates. (He will get six.)

Paul supporters are a majority in the Iowa GOP’s State Central Committee, and he’s set to claim a majority of the state’s delegates despite finishing third in the caucuses.

They dominated the caucuses in Louisiana, carrying four out of six congressional districts with a tie in a fifth. That means 74 percent of the state’s convention delegates will be Paul backers.

In Minnesota, Paul won 20 of 24 delegates allocated at congressional district conventions, and he’s expected to take more at the statewide convention.

Paul supporters teamed up with backers of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum in Colorado to get 13 delegates.

The candidate has also picked up small delegate gains in states where Romney won big — for example, five delegates in Pennsylvania and four in Rhode Island. 

Attempts to replicate these successes are taking place in other states across the country — for example, the upcoming state convention in Nevada.


By any and all honourable means, baby.

Rand Paul leads fight against TSA

30 April 2012

Three out of four boxes gone...

via GreenMountainsHomesteading
and Resistor in the Rockies

Plan to use drones in DC

WASHINGTON - Look up. Drones are "certainly" coming to the skies over the Beltway in the next few years, one area police chief says. 

 The use of drones in the D.C. area became public information last week, after the Federal Aviation Administration released a list of agencies currently or previously permitted to use the unmanned aerial vehicles. It included many federal departments, such as Agriculture, Homeland Security and Energy as well as local organizations such as Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech. 

 "Drones will certainly have a purpose and a reason to be in this region in the next, coming years," said Fairfax County Police Chief David Rohrer, while speaking on WTOP's "Ask the Chief" program on Monday. "Just as a standpoint as an alternative for spotting traffic and sending information back to our VDOT Smart Traffic centers, and being able to observe backups." 

 The use of drones over U.S. soil has some in Congress concerned about Americans' privacy rights. 

 "The potential for invasive surveillance of daily activities with drone technology is high," wrote Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., in an April 19 letter to FAA. "We must ensure that as drones take flight in domestic airspace, they don't take off without privacy protections for those along their flight path." 

 Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, said in the same letter he "proudly suppported" the FAA Modernization and Reform Act that allowed for the domestic use of drones. There are many institutions in his home state that the FAA has cleared for done use, including Texas A&M University, and the police forces in the city of Arlington outside Dallas-Fort Worth and in Montgomery County near Houston. "However, if used improperly or unethically, drones could endanger privacy and I want to make sure that risk is taken into consideration," he said. 

LINK to article.

Feel safe yet?.

Yankeeism strikes again in NYC

The Most Serious Indication of the Decline in the Standard of Living in NYC in NYC
The City of New York is considering banning happy hour.

NyPo has the details:
Happy hour in the city could end if Department of Health policy party-poopers go ahead with a proposal to outlaw beer and booze specials at bars and restaurants, sources told The Post.

“It’s absolutely been discussed,” confirmed a department source. “It goes to show you the spirit with which they operate. Everyone is a child...

Sources said the happy-hour ban is being pushed by the agency’s marathon-running boss, Commissioner Thomas Farley, and is serious enough for one source to say the alcohol lobby had better find itself a good lawyer.
The happy-haters have no limits.

Interventionists never stop. Once they gain a little power, they dream only of more power.

Appropriate preparedness vs. false flag op?

Frustrating: I don't trust anything the MSM and .gov say anymore...This is a huge expenditure for a theoretical possibility, and the Red Cross, I thought, is independent of FEMA/DHS. Anyone know anything I don't know?

Milwaukee Red Cross Prepared for Evacuees if NATO Summit Disaster Happens 

Should we expect some kind of false flag operation/agent provocateur activity in Chicago during the NATO Summit that will result in a further crackdown on our liberties? 

 The Milwaukee Red Cross is preparing in case people from Chicago need to evacuate the city during the NATO Summit, reports Milwaukee news radio.

 Spokeswoman Barbara Behling told Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jay Sorgi that if an incident happens during the NATO summit that leads to an evacuation of at least part of the city of Chicago, Milwaukee's Red Cross will be ready with beds, food and doctors ready for evacuees. 

 Evacuation of part of the city? What the hell are these crazy bastards plotting?


29 April 2012

The Liberty Summit

I just came back from the weekend. 

The meeting was epiphanic for me in many ways. 

I wasn't personally acquainted with a single participant, and I had no idea what to expect. I had decided that I could not sit at a desk anymore, I needed to do something, if only learn from others. I mentally prepared myself for lots of scenarios. 

I am grateful that I had a very positive experience. That of course is a positive reflection on the other participants. 

First, I just want to throw out a few labels to describe the men I met at the Summit (y'all don't let your heads swell too much, but this is sincere): 

 Brave. Forthright. Highly intelligent. Highly motivated. Community and family oriented. Guided by the Golden rule. Anxious to obey the law. 

 To a man, (forgive the non PC term, there were several women at the summit) the one term I could apply to each person that I met was-- competent. These were men meant to live lives of liberty. They know how to take care of themselves. Men in the classic sense. Men of a quality of character you do not meet every day.    

We had much in common, even though we were from different corners of the country, and had different backgrounds and economic situations. 

For instance, each participant, or so I believe, had a "wake up" moment in their lives that jarred them out of their daily complacency (and faith in government and/or law enforcement). 

For some it was early encroachment on the prime question of Natural Rights: "Do we own our bodies?", such as a law to require seat belt use. ("I think its a good idea to wear one, but you in government have no damn right to tell me I HAVE to do anything with my own body...") 

 For others, it was an encroachment one or another of the enumerated Rights of the Bill of Rights, such as the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban: ("I came back from a combat deployment to find out Congress had passed it..."). Others were jarred awake by Katrina--orders to confiscate legally owned weapons of citizens who needed them for self defense. 

 You can list many others that might jar a liberty minded person awake: Ruby Ridge, Waco, false flag operations, TARP, TSA 4th amendment violations, NDAA, HR 347, CISPA, The Executive order for National Defense Resource Preparedness, etc etc.

 I myself had many wake up calls. The crash of 2008 was the major one. It has been a four year journey of continuing education to see more of the scope of the crimes being committed by the powers that be against the productive class of this country. 

Lately these "wake up calls" are coming with increasing frequency. Liberty in the United States is undergoing a horrific bombardment.

I want to address my fellow attendees: 

It was an honor to meet each and everyone of you. I learned a lot, and I got exactly what I wanted for myself by attending...perspective on what my own role will be going on from here. 

 I have a certain skill set. I am a Constitutional conservative. I love to teach people that have an open mind and want to learn--I will work to drive people into our ranks. 

 To wit:

 But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? 

The Revolution was effected before the war commenced.

The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. ... This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution. 

--John Adams, letter to Hezekiah Niles, 1818. 

 I've got my mission. I will do what I can to support and drive the body politic toward our beliefs. I have your backs. 

 God speed you all.