I just found Richard Taylor’s Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War online. A very good book, I highly recommend it. http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/taylor/menu.html
Related to this post and somewhat tangentially related to this one, for our more extroverted readers we have a short video on the profaning of the idea of freedom.
An oldie from Chronicles Magazine Why is a modern state disposed to destroy the corporate liberty of independent social authorities and concentrate power to the center? And why is this destruction perceived as morally legitimate? The answer was given in 1651 by Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan, which frames the first and most profound theory of […]
‘… The new constitution in its present form is calculated to produce despotism, thraldom and confusion, and if the United States do swallow it, they will find it a bolus, that will create convulsions to their utmost extremities. Were they mine enemies, the worst imprecation I could devise would be, may they adopt it. For […]
A commenter at LS Rebellion posted a link to this map. The West is more fed than private or state owned with Nevada being almost entirely owned by the fed.
Squirrel’s Nest I don’t believe in luck. Do you? We are in the process, every day, of getting the government we don’t deserve. While I understand that many of you are living in big cities and are impotent to change the local scene. Get out now! Get to a small town and get involved. Do […]
The Soffitrat is apparently a member of his town’s government and is prepping his whole town! “Now I might be able to address, again, the possibility I have been working towards. That of a well, with a reverse osmosis purification system. We removed one of our surface tanks a few years ago, and made the […]
Via a comment at Free NC Citizens for Self Government, a small government activist group, has launched the Convention of States Project to call for a convention under Article V of the US Constitution. The goal is to convene a convention to amend the Constitution in such a way as to curb federal over reach. […]
Fred Reed‘s latest post falls into a common fallacy I see all over the internet. “But multiculturalism is, or should be, a street of two directions. If I don´t want to impose my values on other cultures, neither do I want them to impose their values on me and mine. And that is exactly what […]
VIA Free NC “The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils.” “In seeking to do so, it encounters obstacles, which are deeply rooted in human nature. One is that by the very order of things such evils are not demonstrable until they have occurred: At each stage in their onset there is […]
Via Free NC Apparently, the American muslim Political Action Committee thinks muslim’s civil rights are not being respected and that 9/11 is the proper time to march for this “respect”. The facebook page is here. Jan Morgan As Muslims continue their murderous jihad against innocent people in America and around the world (lets see, the […]
VIA SNN Washington Post A group of atheists unveiled a monument to their nonbelief in God on Saturday to sit alongside a granite slab that lists the Ten Commandments in front of the Bradford County courthouse. As a small group of protesters blasted Christian country music and waved “Honk for Jesus” signs, the atheists celebrated […]
Paul Rosenberg at Freeman’s Perspective has an interesting post on the hindsight of Jefferson and some of the other Founding Fathers. Turns out they recognised the deficiencies in their set up pretty early on. I’m not going to reprint the post, its short go read it. This is important thought for the Cult of the […]
The Republican Party and the Democratic Party are locked in mortal combat. Its been noted ad naseum that there isn’t a “dimes worth of difference” between the two, but voters still rally and vest enormous effort and emotion in their team’s efforts. Every now and then, a lonely blog commentor says they’ve given up voting […]
The Tea Party screams at the GOP constantly and all they get is a pat on the head every election cycle. Its almost like GOP leadership isn’t worried about the Tea Party vote, like they don’t think there’s an alternative to the [not so] Grand Ol’ Party. Well, there really isn’t at the moment. A […]
The dispute over interpretation of the Constitution is based on political philosophy, but political philosophy is itself based on something else. Look at this map, Look at who doesn’t claim hyphenated American ancestry, the South. The reason for this is (drum roll) immigration. Most immigration from independence until the 20th century went to the north […]
VIA Western Rifles An idea for a television series. I don’t want to give away the punchline, so you’ll have to go read it.
I was reading through Clyde N Wilson’s archives at Chronicles Magazine and came across this short essay. “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and is as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical”, is a common quote which Wilson says has been misinterpreted, or […]
I keep trying to comment on Captain’s Blog, but it keeps telling me its flagged as spam. I even created an account, which annoys me to no end. Since I have my own soap box, I’ll just reply here, maybe my comments will show up there later. This one’s better, anyway! On his post, Guns […]
In the spirit of this Mother Jones article, an anonymous commenter at Free North Carolina referred to the site AK Builder. I’m no gunsmith, but ti seems to have all you could need to build the most famous rifle in the world. I am adding the site to my firearms links. Don’t forget about CNC […]
H/T NC Renegade WNYT COLUMBIA COUNTY – The Columbia County District Attorney is making good on a promise not to prosecute a man arrested under the SAFE Act. DA Paul Czajka told NewsChannel 13 he would not prosecute Gregory Dean Jr. Dean was pulled over earlier this month after police say the light over his […]
…among other things. Washington Times A healthcare provider has sued the Internal Revenue Service and 15 of its agents, charging they wrongfully seized 60 million medical records from 10 million Americans. The name of the provider is not yet known, United Press International said. But Courthouse News Service said the suit claims the agency […]
Hat Tip to Free NC wbtw CHARLESTON, SC – Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft and one of the richest people in the world, is spending time in the Lowcountry. WCBD confirmed the American business magnate is at the Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. Suspicion was raised when nearly 20 very expensive jets were seen lined up […]
Its been said that the Constitution didn’t fail us, we failed it. All governments are an experiment, none have been proven. Our current experiment, based on the enlightenment, the same zeitgeist that beget communism and libertarianism, seems to be winding down into endless debate on economic theory.The debates on morals and culture, the proper size […]
Tim Manning posted on Facebook that his house was raided on May 1. The story seems to have made it around the ‘net a bit. Apparently, the stated reason for the warrant was to pick up Mr. Manning’s son, Christopher, a Fugitive Recovery Agent on an assault charge. The Marble Hill Constitution picked up the […]
And yet — no weapons, no matter how powerful, can help the West until it overcomes its loss of willpower. In a state of psychological weakness, weapons become a burden for the capitulating side. To defend oneself, one must also be ready to die; there is little such readiness in a society raised in the […]
DHS and DOJ have taken down the websites DEFCAD and Defense Distributed. These sites are associated with the 3d printed firearms or wikiweapon. Thanks to FreeNC for alerting me.
Via Free NC News and Record RALEIGH, N.C. — A Confederate battle flag hung inside the old North Carolina State Capitol last week to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War is being taken down after civil rights leaders raised concerns. The decision was announced Friday evening, hours after the Associated Press published a story […]
Ain’t gonna be no revolution ’cause nobody wants to get in trouble. Keyboard Commandos don’t lead armies. MT. Top Patriot had an interesting comment over at Western Rifles, posted here in its entireity. “AM on his recent piece on training: “I don’t know if my perception is skewed by what I read, but it seems […]
H/T Arctic Pilgrim Its been said that arms are the mark of the free man, apparently William the Conqueror agreed. “But if he, who wishes to make his serf free, hand him over to the sheriff by his right hand in full assembly, he must proclaim him quit of the yoke of his servitude by […]
Millions of rounds, thousands of rifles, armored vehicles, civilian “no hesitation” targets,patriot/constitutionalist groups and returning vets labelled as possible domestic terrorists, gov supporting al qaeda/muslim brotherhood in the Middle East and North Africa – all in the middle of a push to disarm citizens. I’m no genius, but I think the time for constitution abiding […]
Randy’s Right A letter to a Wyoming State Rep: Fulbright’s email: Dear Representative, I hope you are taking care of yourself during this busy session. I know it is a challenging, compressed time. I am writing to express my grave concern about House Bill 105. Ample evidence has shown that schools and guns do not […]
Update: Still haven’t found a plott puppy. Carolina Plott Hound New rules for gun shows Norma McCorvey never wanted an abortion — she was seeking a divorce from her husband — but young, pro-abortion feminist attorney Sarah Weddington used McCorvey’s case as a means of attempting to overturn Texas’ law making most abortions illegal. Weddington […]
WCNC During a speech Wednesday afternoon at the Linamar Corp. plant in Asheville, he opened his speech by praising the city and region and even hinted it could be his retirement destination. “It is good to be back. I love coming to Asheville,” Obama said. “Michelle and I always talk about how if—after this whole […]
Via NC Renegade Make of it what you will. Canada Free Press: The following information was provided to me by my DHS contact on two different occasions. Information from my first contact was previously published in two parts (here). I was asked to withhold the final portion of the information that was provided to me […]
Money is being raised for these men’s legal fees. http://www.gofundme.com/Stand4Keith http://www.gofundme.com/1tkukc From TL In Exile DHS Terrorists: Vets and Hunters The term “Keyboard Commando” is being bandied about a lot lately. We are at a critical time. Those who work against us are starting to find ways to belittle us as they did the Tea […]
H/T Free North Carolina Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association has ripped the State govs new gun legislation. Here’s some choice bits: VIA Bon Owens “Our membership believes we were denied one of the most basic rights of a democracy by this process and we cannot and will not accept this type of behavior […]
H/T NC Renegade nj.com: “A Jersey City man was arrested after police found an assault rifle in his home similar to the one used in the massacre of 20 students and six teachers in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, officials said.” “The assault rifle had a bayonet mount and its barrel was threaded to accept […]
Found this on the Liberty and Preparedness forum. Don’t talk to cops even if you’re innocent! The first is a former defense attorney The second one is a cop telling his side.
H/T Free North Carolina WWNYTV: “A town of LeRay man was accused Sunday of possessing high-capacity magazines for an assault rifle. Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies say 32 year old Nathan Haddad allegedly had five 30-round magazines for an AR-15 rifle in his possession. Police say the magazines were found during a vehicle check on Steinhilber […]
I keep hearing that diversity is our strength, but reading the FBIs 2011 national Gang Threat Assessment, I have my doubts. For instance, we’ve all heard about the Crips, Bloods and Latin Kings, but how about: Asian Gangs “Asian gangs, historically limited to regions with large Asian populations, are expanding throughout communities nationwide. Although often […]
David Mamet: “Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded in bringing, upon those under its sway, misery, poverty, rape, torture, slavery, and death. For the saying implies but does not name the effective […]
Randy’s Right has this video up along with one from NY’s recent gun ban. How many constitutional violations can you spot in this video in addition to the 2A violations?
Via Confederate Renaissance: Texas has an economy twice the size of New England, but only has 2 senators in this Union compared to the 12 from New England. Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia have an economy the size of New England, but only have 6 senators in this Union compared to the 12 that come from […]
Wednesday January 16 the Moccasin Creek Minutemen held a meeting with Sheriffs Donnie Harrison of Wake County, Jerry Jones of Franklin County and Carey Winders of Wayne County. NC Renegade has posted a lot of videos. In short, they are law enforcers, period. I did not attend. Following are my thoughts from watching the videos. […]
VIA Rebellion blog: Southern Nationalist: “After quoting this segment of the Packer article, Limbaugh noted that the US Left is trying to isolate and ultimately ‘defeat’ the South. He asked his audience why Hollywood has produced the Abraham Lincoln films of late and why US Leftists are cheering these movies. The radio host answered his […]
I found the part about habituation to violence interesting. The denouement of the “revolution” is rarely touched on, everybody just wants to go Rambo and then magically end up in Constitution land. VIA NC Renegade: The anonymous gentleman above speaks to two key points which I would like to amplify: 1. “If you think you […]
VIA NC Renegade Does the government want us to buy guns? If so why, what do they know that we don’t? Why would Obama appoint Biden, a known idiot, to come up with a solution? An email sent to Urban Survival (scroll down to Newton & the poison Pill Defense)makes an interesting case. Verbatim from […]
Good weather for the annual Oyster Roast to benefit the Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association. With slide show. Shoaling is still troubling the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry. Suspensions during low water. Ongoing going fight over beach use with Park Service.
According to Daniel greenfield at Front Page Mag, America has a problem with guns gangs Obama voters. Here’s some excerpts: Chicago’s murder numbers have hit that magic 500. Baltimore’s murder toll has passed 200. In Philly, it’s up to 324, the highest since 2007. In Detroit, it’s approaching 400, another record. In New Orleans, it’s […]