War Against Federal Tyranny And The Misapplication of Income Tax

We The People, fighting to return America to rule of law under the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. "...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..." --- Declaration of Independence "Tell me when did liberty ever exist when the sword and the purse were given up?" --Patrick Henry

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Rush Limbaugh Falls From On "High"
It is really a shame that Rush is getting such an ass kicking for being found to be dependent on prescription or other drugs. I know he is a celebrity, very outspoken and even pompous I understand at least in part a person's desire to attack him more than ever now that his addiction secret is out of the bag. Perhaps sometimes we feel better when we jump in other peoples shit and give them a piece of our minds. I know there are times that I do. Rush was caught with his fingers in the pharmacy so to speak. Now, it appears to be his time to be cut to ribbons. Why? Because he spoke to the drug war issue and how important he thought it was?

Here's the deal. I won't make excuses for him or anyone who uses. Rarely is it found that someone was forced into 'using'. It's a decision each person makes (for his/her own set of reasons) whether to use drugs, alcohol, food, sweets, whatever to escape for awhile from misguided emotions, pain, dishonesty with ourselves and others, etc - or not. I trust that those of us who have experienced addicton and dependency matters understand where Rush is right now and are empathetic. At least I hope we are!

Whether I'm a fan of his or not, I wish him well. Whether his name is Rush Limbaugh or John Doe (generally unknown person), I pray for his sustained recovery because I know first hand how vicious these addictions can be. I know what it's like when recreational use turns to necessity and slavery. He's still a fellow human and deserves to be free of the chains of addiction as much as anyone! Now through rehab, he has a chance to be free of those ugly, heavy chains. Good luck Rush and God bless you and yours.

Now having said all that and meaning it with absolute sincerity, Rush, I hope now you can see how feudal the drug war really is. How futile it is for government to try to overcome human desire. Heck, government at all levels is spending billions to stop it all but here is the simplest of facts. (A) Drug or any other kind of addiction, does NOT care who you are! (B) You will not be privy to any special treatment by your addiction just because you're poor and unknown, rich and famous. (C) The government will NEVER be able to stop humans from being humans! If a human wants to get high, if he wants to smoke, if he wants sex, if he wants spend his money on chance, he will find a way, he will find the substance, the game he wants one way or the other. Whether you like it or not! Another words, the govt should stop wasting our $$$ on the drug 'war' and other 'wars'! It WILL NOT WORK! Only those with grand delusions can REALLY believe that we or any other people are winning the drug war. Deep down they must know the truth. (D) If the government wants to be as effective as possible and not fall for knee jerk emotional legislation, they ought to carefully monitor the production of drugs, prostitution, gambling just like alcohol and tobacco, tax the hell out of all of them, set up rehabs and recovery systems with some of the revenues and make NO excuses for and punish heavily, crimes committed while under any of these influences. (E) NO ONE, NO GOVERNMENT, NO PEOPLE will EVER stop drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, sex for hire. PERIOD! Or it would have happened by some people, some society, some government, some nation somewhere on Earth by now. Until 'they' find a way to stop us from being the humans we are, it will remain this way ad infinitum.

Hey Candie!
good to see you back! I just read your latest postings and I noticed something. It's probably no big deal but for whatever it's worth, check out the meaning of "United States" here according to the IRS. Then knowing that we're involved in the tax freedom movement, I was a little disturbed by its use in your blog on Wed Oct 8 (being an American Citizen of the United States ). I think I know what you mean but depending on the definition you use, you may not want to be that person! I sure as hell don't want to be - according to IRS code!

Much Ado About Nothing.......Literally!
I picked up the USA Today early yesterday morning and did my usual cup of coffee and read through. Soon, I run into this 2/3 page color advertisement. The more I look, the more I read it, the more befuddled I become.

It's posted by the U.S. Dept of Treasury, Federal Reserve and Bureau of Engraving complete with each of their official seals and it's touting the new $20 bill and all of the advancements that they've incorporated into it. Actually, it was more like a crowing child looking for your acceptance. If it were from a wanting child, I would have cheerfully accepted it and praised it generously. But this "how great we art" hokum is from three government offices and about made me sick. Now the expensive ad in the USA Today was bad enough. Then last evening I was watching the U of M Gophers give away their win to Michigan in the 4th quarter when I saw some more ads about the new $20 bill - on national TV! Now I'm asking myself "What the hell? It's a new dollar bill, a federal reserve note, big damn deal!" How many of us really care UNLESS the gov wants to tell us if there are underlying reasons to have the new and the old $20 in circulation simultaneously. Hmmm, and just what the reasons are? Oh, there I go again, thinking that there may be something more sinister or meaningful to an action that the government takes that to others may appear so utterly simple. I mean after all, I did find one thing through all of the fluff that is totally accurate. They said that the new $20 bill and the old $20 bill both have the same value! Which to anyone who knows anything about a fiat money system, knows that means these $20 bills are worth... well they should be worth ... well they could be worth... actually they may be worth the 7 cent cost of producing it. It's up to the king to decide today's value.