Further thoughts on Virginia Senate Bill NO. 64

I first saw a posting concerning the proposed Virginia Senate Bill – SB64 on The Captain’s Journal. As I noticed this is a revision and re-enactment of current code so I tried to look up the code. Long story short I was tired and lazy so all I got was a long list of places where this news is turning up.

From what I can see, some of this is already law in VA. Here is the code as it stands today.

I’m posting the context as well. From what I understand of law as a layman, NOT a lawyer so this is NOT legal advice, the devil is in the details and the details are usually the definitions. Of course such is never enough for lawyers so the definitions depend on how they are interpreted. The phrase “It depends on what the definition of the word ‘is’ is.” The bottom line as far as I’m concerned is unless we, en masse, tell the controllers – our employees differently, they will do what they want just like they’ve been doing for decades.

They reject their own written law when said laws become inconvenient. They reject the state constitution, as well as the Constitution for the United States when either poses a problem. They will even reject their own vaunted black-robed opinions if it does not suit their needs.

Thus there MUST be some absolute standard. A standard the controllers MUST recognize or pay the price for ignoring. This is why I contend WE MUST turn to the source of our liberty – Almighty God if we are to preserve our liberty.

Man’s pattern occurs again and again, starting in the Garden of Eden. Adam was given ONE rule. There is no indication of any other restrictions. Moses was given TEN Commandments. The rest of the law was added later. Granted, these were not directly added by men but certainly because of men. Now we have the mess we find ourselves in today.

We have a constitution limiting government while recognizing and defining many of our liberties. Men have turned these things upside down so the constitution is the basis for an ever-expanding government and ever-shrinking nearly all of our liberty.

Talk about intent! Once again the controllers ignore “intent” when such goes against their controlling nature. As with all laws these days “That’s for them (citizens) and not for us (controllers).” As such our nations is turned upside-down, inside-out and backwards.

It has to end. We need to turn to Almighty God and ask Him to return our nation to us citizens. The controllers need to be held accountable by us citizens. They are employees, NOT rulers. If they cannot work within the guidelines set before them i.e. the state and federal constitutions, we need to tell the controllers – they are FIRED!

May God bless you and keep you,

Andy Havens

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Virginia Senate Bill NO. 64 – The Embodiment of Evil

Already the controllers are stoking fires here in Virginia. Note this bill was “prefiled” on November 21, 2019 to be offered on January 8, 2020.

These guys are wasting no time here. The purpose of this bill is to Ice Bucket any militia training. Follow the link

Check out the comments. They are playing with fire. I don’t know if the controllers intent is to incite armed confrontation or not but the response tells me the prudent move for them is to back down by quietly table this nonsense.

I won’t go into how wrong the very idea of this bill is. If you’ve read anything of mine you know my stand is they are moving to beyond defying God Almighty but are now very close to slapping Him in the face. Not a good idea.

If you want further evidence of the widespread outrage this bill has wrought – search for “§ 18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia” and just look what comes up. This runs deep folks.

H/T to Ol’ Remus of The Woodpile Report and Herschel Smith of The Captain’s Journal – two gentlemen I read and greatly respect

SENATE BILL NO. 64
Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled November 21, 2019
A BILL to amend and reenact § 18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to paramilitary activities; penalty.

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Patron– Lucas
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Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 18.2-433.2. Paramilitary activity prohibited; penalty.

A person shall be is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity, punishable as a Class 5 felony if he:

1. Teaches or demonstrates to any other person the use, application, or making of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that such training will be employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or

2. Assembles with one or more persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, intending to employ such training for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or

3. Assembles with one or more persons with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with any firearm, any explosive or incendiary device, or any components or combination thereof.

2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities; therefore, Chapter 854 of the Acts of Assembly of 2019 requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to assign a minimum fiscal impact of $50,000. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Without a doubt, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s not the food. It’s not family. It is not even football. It is the one day our nation sets aside to consider the blessings bestowed upon us by our Heavenly Father. Sure many forget or even ignore this. Some even scoff at the idea. That’s okay. For me it is the very idea and the premise for this day. No matter what – I remember what this day is about and take extra time to reflect upon Godly things.

You might guess and you would be right if you thought I already do this on a regular basis. I do thank God every day and often many times a day for anything I happen to think of. For me, even this is not enough. I cannot be thankful enough or fully acknowledge everything God has blessed me with. There is just too much. Thankfully, I don’t have to:

Psalms 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Topping off my list this year is the epiphany I received earlier this year. You’ve read it here before and will likely read it again and again. “Our very Constitutional Republic is a gift from Almighty God.”. I am not only thankful for that realization but for the very gift itself. It is my birthright – our birthright – and I am very, very thankful for it!

The concept of our God-given rights are well acknowledged and well accepted. Again I take this time today to thank God for those rights.

Lest I forget or miss something our very liberty gifted to us from our Holy God. This very morning I read these words. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve read this passage but it was like I’d seen it for the very first time:

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Huh. To me this is the perfect answer to those who challenge our claim to God-given rights by stating they don’t see the Second Amendment in scripture. This battle we face is not about any one constitutional amendment. The controllers want to exert control. I demand my God-give liberty. They do not have any authority to usurp what God has freely giving me.

1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

This is my stand. This is where I draw the line. It is not I whom the controllers defy it is Almighty God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth. It is HE we must all answer to.

May our Holy God Almighty bless you and keep you this day,

Andy Havens

What Have You Got To Hide?

What Have You Got To Hide?

We’ve been down this road before. Recently I posted “I’ve had enough of government secrets”. Once again – our employees in government have no problem hiding anything from us but they all seem to agree on their “right” to watch our every move. In other words, the controllers have managed to almost totally turn everything upside down. Oh, and don’t think for a minute they won’t scramble to snatch every nickle that “falls out” of our pockets while they are at it.

This post introduces yet another article detailing how both major US Parties agree: snooping on citizens is just fine and dandy.

Side note: Does anyone reading these pages still doubt why I contend liberty is non-political? Your politics doesn’t matter because they ALL want to stifle our liberties! It doesn’t matter what party you identify with – most politicians are “all in” when it comes on keeping an eye on citizens.

Again. The controllers are our employees. They do not rule us. We citizens can and should direct the show. It is time to demand our rights as citizens. I am not willing to compromise on this. In a perfect world I would wipe the entire slate clean and start from scratch – starting with the entire body of judicial “opinion”. Next I would dismantle nearly every government entity. If they did not perform a specific and necessary function (such as air traffic control) they would be gone. Following that I would repeal everything but basic laws dealing with actual criminal behavior.

We do not live in a perfect world, so the above ideas would likely end in chaos. It would be too much, too fast. Even so, if we do nothing, we can expect more of what we have now. More taxes, more borrowing, more regulation all adding up to less liberty. It is time to put up or shut up. I’m not shutting up so I propose we – and by “we” I mean citizens who agree with me in principle – start putting for ideas to pull the reigns in. In a recent post I proposed a simple four point plan. It is meant as a starting place. The plan is as follows:

  1. No more budget increases. NONE. The buck stops now.
  2. Review the purpose of every budget. I suggest a simple litmus test to start. Is this budget specifically authorized by the Constitution? If not – and most of them fail this basic test – the budget needs to be slated for eradication.
  3. Eliminate or phase out anything not specifically authorized by the Constitution.
  4. Repeal ALL laws that are even potentially unconstitutional – especially every singe asset forfeiture statute. Personally I cannot see allowing anything that permits government employees to sidestep due process

I would now add to that invoking a total moratorium on spying anyone on US soil without a warrant issued by a non-secret court. While my understanding is limited in this area, I see absolutely no justification for FISA warrants and other secret proceedings. Every day law enforcement somehow manages to obtain and serve warrants with complete due process without the subject finding out beforehand.

To our government employees I must ask: What do YOU have to hide?

h/t Zerohedge

Republicans & Democrats Agree: Give Vast Snooping Powers to The U.S. Government

Release The (Robot) Hounds!

A disturbing article from TheMindUnleashed.com – h/t Zerohege.

The questions raised by the article below concerns AI and the future of robotic law enforcement and warfare against humans. This is the stuff science fiction used to be made of! It brings to mind a verse in Genesis concerning the men building the Tower of Babel…

Genesis 11:6  And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

In essence mankind has very nearly gotten back to the place where we can do most anything we can conceive. This is truly scary.

However my own concern at this time is more practical. Robotics technology has advanced to provide machines with some startling locomotion. Wheels and tracks are now so yesterday. Today robots walk on legs. Before you “ho-hum”, consider these are very important advancements as said mobility allows robots to go almost anywhere.

We already have numerous individuals and companies who have attached weaponry to drones and other robots.

Even without AI capability – imagine one or more robots leading the charge to say, enforce a red flag law. Bad enough to have one’s door bashed in by heavily armed and vested human thugs. Robotics could put this on a whole new level.

Oh! Yeah! Don’t forget they will accomplish this using OUR tax dollars!

God bless,

Andy

 

US Police Have Quietly Brought a “Terrifying” Robot Dog Into Their Ranks

Follow the Money

Follow the Money. How many times have you heard that? When it comes to politics and government – it is ALL about money. Our money and how those whom the public serves will divvy it up amongst themselves. Oh!? You somehow thought “public service” meant THEY serve US? The laugh is on you.

As Mark Twain is credited with saying:

When it comes to taxes – the politicians cry is always always always “Tax the Rich!”. This is a lie. Face it. Look at the taxes the controllers collect. They don’t “tax the rich”, they tax everything. EVERY THING. They are all about extracting money from us, the citizens. Like everything else political, their “tax the rich” mantra is smoke and mirrors.

The simple fact is, taxes are not enough for these cretins. No. Not at all. These money hungry buggers cannot take our money fast enough so they borrow more – on OUR credit. Why? So they can spend more. Give away more to broaden their power base. What they do not spend to secure their lavish lifestyles – they dole out to their patrons to ensure they stay in office or have cushy, sometimes even “no-show” positions when they “retire” – with substantial pensions on the taxpayers’ dime no less. Do not think they stop there!

Oh no! Taxing and borrowing is NOT ENOUGH! Not at all – they must then steal from us. Do you think I’m kidding? Consider the “Social Security Trust Fund” for example. The controllers help themselves to that money at will. Now I cannot say what happened for sure but has anyone ever wondered where the $21 TRILLION dollars the Department of Defense “lost”? Do you think someone simply had that money in a bank envelope and misplaced it… temporarily? Do you really think the Department of Defense is the only government entity that has “lost” money? My guess is this money ended up in a lot of pockets. Even so, surely any politician who could possibly be involved is certainly above question… right?

Then there are the “asset forfeiture” laws where law enforcement is allowed to seize citizen’s wealth. The original stated intention was to prevent accused drug dealers from defending themselves using money gained from drug sales. While it all sounds noble and humble at first glance think about this. Such laws allow law enforcement to strip a citizen of their assets just because they are accused of wrongdoing. It started with drugs but news stories reveal some in law enforcement simply stop anyone they wish to rifle through their stuff, taking anything the want because, you know, it COULD be something gained illegally. Is this not theft – in many cases literally modern highway robbery?

Sadly, none of this ends here. It is not enough that the controllers beg, borrow and steal our wealth at increasingly alarming rates. No, they add to our insult upon us the indignity of controlling us through taxing. Punishing us for behavior they do not “approve” of. Remember, these people are supposed to be representing us – not ruling us. Oh really?

They tax cigarettes and tobacco to discourage their use.

They tax soda to control how much we imbibe.

They tax firearms and ammunition to control how much we can buy

The list goes on and on but the sentiment is the same: if they want to discourage something – taxing it is a perfectly acceptable way to do so.

And still they do not stop. To make matters worse they impose regulations and laws to control everything we do and then make us pay for the privilege! They require licenses and permits and use taxes and excise taxes and, get this: “surcharges” – that is a tax on taxes.

Again, our constitution is a document intended on limiting government – not a document authorizing a “government gone wild”. The controllers have twisted things to their favor. I contend we put a stop to it and do it now.

Follow the money? We’ve been there and done that. Now that we see what they are doing with our earnings – we need to tell them to stop. Right now.

Here is what I propose:

  1. No more budget increases. NONE. The buck stops now.
  2. Review the purpose of every budget. I suggest a simple litmus test to start. Is this budget specifically authorized by the Constitution? If not – and most of them fail this basic test – the budget needs to be slated for eradication.
  3. Eliminate or phase out anything not specifically authorized by the Constitution.
  4. Repeal ALL laws that are even potentially unconstitutional – especially every singe asset forfeiture statute. Personally I cannot see allowing anything that permits government employees to sidestep due process

Money is power. We have allowed the controllers almost unlimited access to our hard-earned money and they’ve used it to gain nearly unlimited power over us. This needs to stop. WE need to stop it. If we force them to stop robbing us they will quickly lose interest. The controllers’ only care about us citizens centers around the wealth and power they can extract from us.

Do not be fooled – the controllers will kick and scream like banshees. They will go on the attack. They will use every bit of their considerable resources – the resources they built from OUR tax dollars – to stop us dead in our tracks. They will deploy “legal” armies and illegal troops. They will use their owned media against us. We need to trust the One True Almighty God to back us up because, ultimately, it is HE who they defy. We are mere stewards of the gifts HE has granted us. We’ve been terrible stewards. It is time we corrected this wrong.

God bless,

Andy

Virginia Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement

As of this last official count posted at Ammoland.com there are 18 counties passing or about to pass resolutions declaring their county a Second Amendment Sanctuary county. I am told my own county of Lunenburg will vote on a resolution at the next board meeting. I would be surprised if it did not pass.

What does this do? First and foremost it is a statement supporting liberty. It is truly ground roots as these have strong support at the county level. This brings the issue of Liberty home!

I’ve seen a movement such as this once before. You’ll find more details in “The Case Against Donald J Trump” post. Then is was one county against the state. The county won. We, the people, won. It was not easy and there were several battles during the conflict. This time we are several counties strong. We can prevail.

I am convinced God is with us on this. It is He who granted our rights. It is He who oversaw the state constitution as well as the Constitution for the United States. The controllers do only defy us as citizens – they defy God.

God bless,

Andy

Philistines Surround Us. Goliath Looms.

This morning I thought about King David. Before he was king, he was a shepherd boy tasked with taking supplies to his older brothers. He found his people surrounded by the Philistines. Outnumbered, outgunned – so to speak and challenged by one of the mightiest men of war the world had ever known: Goliath.

David did not look at Goliath or the hoard backing him and tremble in fear. He asked aloud “ who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” He said he would face Goliath. Was he drunken with his youth? No. He was faithful. David eschewed Saul’s armor and sword, instead taking up five round stones for his sling. He only “needed” one stone.

In David’s words:

1 Samuel 17:37 David said moreover, The LORD* that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD* be with thee.

*Note: This word “LORD” in scripture is translated as the word “Jehova” – in the Hebrew this word is JHWH (pronounced yä′wĕ) it is the Hebrew Tetragrammaton representing the name of God. The scholarly work of Rev. Ken Burns, M.A., Pastor and my own studies indicate this is truly the proper name of our Heavenly Father and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus the Messiah.

Today I am sure many will scoff at this as a fairy tale. Some will admit is is plausible. How many will see the parallel? We are surrounded by the Philistines. Goliath Looms. Goliath, of course, is our own government. Can anyone deny our government controls the mightiest war machine this world has seen? The war machine itself is only part of our Goliath. The Philistines? We are surrounded by the hoards of the globalists, the controllers, the left. They claim false gods and threaten more and more each day to destroy us.

This is the analogy of what I see in front of all of us today.

Today’s Philistines do indeed surround us. Their champion, Goliath, deploys fearsome weapons – ungodly laws and regulations, enforcers endowed with physical might and open jail cells. Meanwhile both work together to destroy us. They use their media to turn public opinion against us. They use their economic might to limit our options. Search engines avoid our messages. Banks void our purchasing power. Even devices we buy are turned against us to spy on us – from automobiles to cell phones to television sets. While they operate in secret behind closed doors the loudly demand to know what we’ve got to hide that we do not open up every nick and cranny of our lives for their inspection.

Their goal is to disarm us, silence us, subdue us. They don’t just want our guns, they lust for our very souls. Already they’ve enslaved us by stealing our labor and then forcing us to pay to spend the pittance we are left with. To add insult to injury, they demand we spend much of our earnings on goods and services of their choosing, leaving us with even less “discretionary” funds.

We are indeed surrounded but all is not lost! As David did we need to stand up and ask “Who are these heathen to defy the armies of the Living God?” Forget about carnal conflict. Nobody wins when the weapons of man clash. Our battle is spiritual. Our weapon of choice should be the Word of Truth. This is the ultimate weapon – the one weapon that makes the controllers shake in their boots because they cannot defeat it. They cannot take it away from us. Indeed if God be for us, who can be against us! (Romans 8:31b)

Consider the context of this verse:

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Again: our nation, our constitutional republic, is a gift to us citizens from Almighty God. The rights outlined and defined in the constitution also come from God and cannot be rightfully denied by mere men. Who is this Goliath? Who are these controllers, these ungodly Philistines to defy our Holy God?

David, before he was king, killed the mighty Goliath with a single stone thrown from a length of leather. Without armor, without proper weapons of war, a teenage boy not only defeated the Philistine champion but turned the tide on the Philistines themselves. David succeeded not because he was a fierce warrior but because he trusted Almighty god.

Who are these Philistines that surround us? They are mere men. I contend they will crumble if only we will stand up and claim our God-given birthright in the name of Almighty God!

God bless,

Andy

The Case Against Donald J Trump

As I write the Democratic House of Representatives is pursing hearings to impeach President Trump. Whether you believe the witnesses presented or even if you’ve totally tuned everything out you should pay attention. I’ve brought this topic up before and I will again.

The very real, very troubling facts here should be plain to anyone: certain government lackeys – for lack of a more accurate term – have now spent years digging up anything they can to rid themselves of a sitting president. To Trump’s credit, they have failed miserably. Not only have they failed but they’ve managed to shine bright lights on the dark recesses of the deep state. Ladies and Gentlemen, our nation is totally infested with deadly vermin. This should alarm all of us.

Consider this once again: deep state actors – people who draw their paychecks and will likely draw lifetime pensions from us taxpaying citizens – are spending our time and money to unseat a duly elected president of our nation. Ask yourself – what if Donald Trump was just some guy who worked down the street?

Maybe your first response would be “Well, that guy is not important enough for anyone to go after.” Really? Who says? It doesn’t have to be someone from a lofty Washington D.C. Office. It could be he PO’d some lowly local guy with just enough juice. Or maybe the lowly local guy just knows someone with just enough juice. You know what? In a way I was “that guy” once and trust me, I am as “nobody” as one can get.

Years ago I worked for a tiny AM radio station broadcasting in the predawn hours. Our county was embroiled in a battle with the state over a proposal to bring a “low level” radioactive waste dump to us. For my part, I spent about ten minutes a day – at a whopping 100 watts of power, reading the latest news on the subject and injecting commentary. It eventually cost me my job. There was no fanfare. I never even knew at the time this was the real reason I was part of the downsize. As a matter of fact I went back to work for the station not once but twice. The man who fired me was also the man who hired me back. He was the one who eventually told me “I had to go.” because of my broadcasts. He claimed a personal relationship with the then governor of the state. He indicated it was the governor himself who wanted me gone. Over the years I’d come to know this man. He was a very accomplished liar. However I never knew him to make up stories like this one. From all I knew about him, I believe him. This time he was telling the truth.

My story is not at all a “deep state” story per se. However it does illustrate how a nobody could possibly be punished for simply stating his opinion. That is exactly what I did. I made it clear on every broadcast my opinion was my own. Furthermore, I doubt if I outright accused anyone of anything. One time I read a mostly unrelated article about the sale of a state-owned property to a private company for pennies on the dollar. I wondered allowed why they would do such a thing and questioned whether someone should look for improprieties. I do not remember exactly what I said but my style has changed little from those days. Even today I ask questions that suggest or imply wrongdoing rather than accuse anyone formally.

Back to the situation at hand, we’ve already seen how “justice” is done in our nation’s capitol. Take your pick from any number of well-documented stories: Solyndra, Lois Lerner, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Hillary Clinton – the list goes on and on and on. On the other hand, we’ve seen other people, little people dragged thought legal hell holes for the tiniest infractions. We know the truth – why don’t we just throw up our hands and insist truth in advertising? At least make them change the name to the Just Us system.

Even with everything we’ve seen, the current Case Against Donald J. Trump should shake everyone one of us to our bones. Not only are they targeting a sitting president. Not only are they relentless. They have manufactured most if not all of the “evidence” against him. They’ve trotted out false witnesses and secret witnesses. They’ve used secret courts and secret hearings. Should they succeed we should all be asking… “Who’s next?”.

 

God bless,

Andy

Government Gone Rogue – A Second Opinion

As a point of information, I am not the only person who believes our government is out of control. No, not by a long shot. Nor do I lay claim to coming up with this conclusion without any outside influence. What I have maintained is one needn’t anyone else’s opinion to figure this out. Just consider the facts. More on this in my next post. Meanwhile, consider the latest opinion by John Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute.

Read John Whitehead’s article here:

Impeach the Government: Rogue Agencies Have Been Abusing Their Powers for Decades

 

Yes, I Voted But NOT for THAT!

One train of thought turned up by the recent election that turned Virginia blue and conversations at the Richmond Gun Show immediately following concerns voting.

No, not election fraud. If some of the seats gained by Democrats in this election were indeed stolen, it would not surprise me at all. The sad fact is, even if incontrovertible proof was produced, nothing would come of it. Why do I say this? Strong evidence of election fraud was brought forth in previous elections and deftly swept under the rug. I am certain there is plenty of room left under that rug.

So my thoughts on this lean more toward attitudes and how they will influence legislation in the coming months. Dire thoughts. These attitudes are not new at all. In fact they pervade throughout politics and even into the courts. The worst part is, we’ve allowed this. It is time to put a stop to it. What the heck am I talking about?

The core of I am talking about here is silly idea that just because someone is elected into some office, they have carte blanche to pass any law they want. No. They do not. The very essence of a limited government is the limitations imposed by our constitution. We know this. We ALL know this but we’ve allowed those in office to ignore it or talk their way around it. Now we are all paying for this and paying dearly. Things are going to get worse – especially here in Virginia. Don’t get me wrong, things are no better anywhere these days, but what is happening here real and raw to me.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve gained a strong sense if Virginia Governor Northam. As you may know already, he is medical doctor by training – a pediatric neurologist. Doctors have long been deemed to have a “god-complex”. As far as I can tell, Northam not only perpetuates this stereotype but defines it. Becoming governor has not humbled the man one bit. Why bring this up?

Let’s face it, many elites admit they think they are better than us. We’ve been called deplorable, ignorant, stupid – even evil. Even Monty Python Icon and renowned social-political analyst John Cleese cites the ignorance of Trump supporters as they only watch Fox News.

Obviously if we were as intelligent as he is, we’d glue our eyes to MSNBC while snacking on Tide Pods.

All that aside, the controllers, from those passing laws to those enforcing them to those adjudicating them all agree – they are the last word when it comes to the rules we live by. Every one of them seems to have forgotten one little point: they ALL work for us! Or, at least, they are supposed. Every dime they put their overstuffed pockets comes from we the people. It only seems logical to me that we should have some say in such matters, but that’s not all.

Any authority the controllers can legally claim stems from the Constitution for the United States of America and the respective constitutions of each individual state. These documents were never intended to grant rights – they were written to limit the authority of government. While this is well known, these limitations have been explained away by any sniveling excuses the controllers can imagine – no matter how thinly disguised. Indeed they’ve usurped the intent of the commerce clause alone so they now define any activity of any citizen or entity as a form of “commerce” and therefore subject to federal “authority”. And we, the people, have allowed it. Shame on us! However the fact is we’ve paid dearly for our error. It is time to shut that sideshow down.

To the controllers: you are restrained… sirs (and madams). You do NOT have the authority to pass any law or do anything you wish just because you were voted into office. You represent us – you do not rule us. Step carefully. You not only answer to the citizens you represent but to Almighty God whom you will ultimately face.

God bless,

Andy

Does America Need a War on Waste?

Well… yes and no. I agree the spending abuses in the article below are terrible, but they are among the worst of the worst. The fact is MOST government spending can be categorized as “taxpayer abuse” because the controllers are not authorized to spend any of it. This is the crux of a limited government.The bottom line is:

Government’s gone rogue. They are totally out of control and laughing at us citizens about the whole thing. It needs to stop.

In a future post “Follow the Money” I will outline my premise and offer a simple three point plan to get us all back on track.

God bless,

 

Andy

Article h/t zerohedge.com

America Needs a War on Waste

100 Examples of Federal Taxpayer Abuse

 

Simple Security: Four Reasons to Use Secure Email

 

Maybe you already use secure email. If you do… GREAT! Maybe you know you should but haven’t gotten around to it. If so, consider this a nudge. Finally, maybe you think most of us just don’t need it. Okay, I’ll partly concede that one but please consider what follows.

What is “secure email” anyway? Basically it is a system intended to keep your emails between you and your intended party. There are many ways to do this. I will show you one just as easy to set up and use as a Grrgle mail account. It is not the only way but it works and it is effective. So why bother?

Your Boss Is Not the Only One Reading Your Email

Unencrypted email can be read by just about anyone willing to put the effort into it. Most of the time this is not a worry, however the federal government in particular routinely collects any and all information they can. Then they store it. No worries, you say, because there ain’t nothin in there anyway. Okay… but look at recent news stories. Some of the most innocent things have been taken totally out of context. Then the hammer comes down. Ask the kid who noticed his half-eaten pop tart looked like a handgun.

This is just one example of controllers gone wild. It may be hard to imagine now but at some point the controllers won’t care if you say or do anything dangerous at all. If they decide to come after you, they’ll simply make up whatever they want as “evidence”. Granted, your encrypted emails won’t do anyone any good then but we are not there yet.

Tweaking the Bastards

This may be the best reason at all. What do controllers hate most of all? Lack of control, I’d say. Soooo… the more we use encryption the more the controllers get tweaked. Plus they now have to devote more and more resources to decrypting our emails. How hard is that? I do not know. It is supposed to be nigh impossible but who can tell really? For all I know it is a simple one-step process. Even so it is an extra step they are forced to take. Time and resources spent on stupid shit. Perfect. It also sends a message. We know you are watching, we don’t like it so BFYTW. Actually, I make make BFYTW may sig file in my secure email. How delicious is that?

The Stuff You Keep in Your Email Account

Let’s face it, our email accounts are full of passwords, password resets and all sorts of personal… and private information. Doesn’t it make sense to keep that stuff as secure as possible? Okay, so maybe you keep your account super clean. There is a word for that. Me? I just let that crap pile up. Hey! It’s only a tiny bit of space on massive servers. Information I may want is stored semi-neatly in folders and, yes dear, I do go back and get stuff sometimes.

Setting a Precedent

At some point, whether you use encryption or not, the controllers will move to outlaw it. It will be “for our own safety” don’tcha know. If use is widespread, this weakens their argument. If you are already using encryption, said use should be grandfathered as “ex-post facto”. Yeah, okay, if they really want to put the screws to us – and they always do – they will ignore that. Still any wrenches we can toss in their works is worth a shot. You never know what might break the gears.

So How Hard Is Encrypting Your Emails?

There are a lot of encryption schemes out there and yes, some of them can be complex. That said, I’m going to show you something quick, easy and painless – Proton Mail.  Proton Mail works like Yahoo Mail or Gmail but the emails you send are secure. Whoever receives it will not know the difference. I have no idea how they do this but I can tell you it is used by some very respected cyber security experts such as Kit Perez and if she uses it, that alone boosts my confidence it the system. It is based in Switzerland where they have some very strict privacy laws – laws they actually enforce. The system was devised by CERN so we are not talking about encryption developed by some kid on his home laptop. (Not to say, the kid can’t do it but…) Does all of this mean you can use it and never worry? Sure. Go ahead. Meanwhile I’ll stay paranoid even though I’m using it. My point here? Never get complacent. They say curiosity killed the cat, I often wonder if the little bugger didn’t just get lazy.

One more thing – you’ll notice that while my email address is prominently displayed on TLC, you cannot copy and paste it. The address is actually an image file so it cannot be scavenged by bots. My apologies for any inconvenience.

God bless,

Andy

P.S. While Proton Mail offers both free and paid options, no affiliate links were used here. As far as I know, Proton Mail has no affiliate program. That said, you may want to consider upgrading to a paid account. Not only do you get more features, but the revenue helps support efforts to secure everyone’s communications.