An Open Letter to General Dunford From Anna Von Reitz

10/31/2016

http://www.paulstramer.net/2016/10/an-open-letter-to-general-dunford-from.html

Dear Sir:

It is apparent from reading your open letter to our military personnel that you are acting under some common misconceptions.

The word “citizen” has a legal definition and you need to take note of it.  Citizens of all kinds are obligated to serve the government.  While employed in military service, all personnel function as “citizens of the United States” and are de facto slaves under the municipal law of the foreign, independent international city state of Washington, DC which is run as a plenary oligarchy of the members of the United States Congress.

However, that same “Congress” is under contract and obligation to our states occupying the land jurisdiction of this country and by subrogation to us— and so are you.

Federal civilian employees and federal dependents also function as citizens— “United States Citizens”.

Such citizens are all British Subjects and part of the democracy adopted by the United States of America (Minor)—- a “union” of “American states” comprised of the “State of New Columbia” and the so-called Insular States, including Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the “State of State” franchises, sometimes called “inchoate states”, such as the “State of Florida”.

These are all purely secondary adjuncts to the actual, factual, physical organic states and living people and their states of the union operating as, for example, the “Florida State”.  You are now talking to your actual employers, the “people of the United States”, not the “People of the United States of America”.

All “citizens” of the “inchoate states and territories” are obligated to serve the government and obey all its codes—including military codes, statutes —which are supposed to be applied only to entities created by statute—and administrative regulations promulgated “as” law by administrative agencies.

Please note that all the above applies only to “citizens” and none of it applies to the American states occupying the land jurisdiction of this country and the living, breathing people occupying the land jurisdiction who are known as American State Nationals: Ohioans, Virginians, Wisconsinites, and so on.

Just as the citizens exist to serve the government, the government exists to serve the organic American states and the people who live in these organic states of the Union — the American State Nationals who by their labor and the expenditure of their natural resources are your actual employers and benefactors.

The “civilian government” you invoke as the leadership that you and other military personnel are obligated to follow and obey is in fact composed of citizens, like yourselves, not American State Nationals, the actual people you (and they) are under obligation to serve and protect.

Our contract is called The Constitution for the united States of America, not The Constitution of the United States of America.

The word “of” means “without” or “outside of” or “of” in the sense of possession, as in “Anne of Green Gables”.

The Constitution of the United States of America translates as “The Constitution Without the United States of America”—–and it governs only the United States of America (Minor) — the Insular States and Territories and States of States which are franchises of the federal corporation and their citizenry all of whom are British Subjects or foreign Municipal Subjects—- not the actual, factual states of the Union and not the actual “free, sovereign, and independent people of the United States” defined in The Definitive Treaty of Peace, Paris, 1783.

You are being deluded, Sir, regarding who you actually work for and what your actual job duties are.

As “citizens of the United States” or “United States Citizens” you may vote in your own private foreign government’s elections and you may for the purposes of those governmental functions administer things however you and the President and the members of Congress please, but with respect to our nation composed of fifty republican states of the Union, you are under obligation to perform nineteen enumerated services, one of which is to defend our states from “enemies both foreign and domestic”.

That word “domestic” in your Oath refers to those fellow-civilians of yours who are citizens of the United States of America (Minor) and the Municipality of Washington, DC.

In other words, Sir, you are under obligation to protect us, the American states on the land and the American State Nationals living here—the ones who actually pay your payroll and whose sons and daughters serve under your command— from ALL enemies, including any you find in the White House or occupying seats in Congress, or administering government agencies are fair game.

You are not compelled to take any orders repugnant to human decency, nor violate any of the Organic and Public Law underpinning this nation of nations, nor are you allowed to do so.

You are empowered and commanded to remove any threat to our peace and have been duly notified of all these facts since July of 2014.

The most cogent threat to our peace is the rampant criminality infesting Washington, DC, and secondarily, the offensive attempts made by the various federal corporations to mischaracterize all of us as “citizens” under obligation to serve the government which we created to serve us.

Thank you, very much, but we do not need or desire any such interference from or misunderstanding with our Hired Help and with respect to us and our states, the “federal government” together with all its parts is exactly that— Hired Help.

In July of 2014 we informed you and the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of a clear and present danger on our shores—- the presence of a burgeoning private commercial mercenary army composed of corporate federal agency subcontractors— IRS, BATF, FEMA, DHS, BLM, FBI, CIA and so on—all operating under color of law on our soil and making obvious preparations for war on our soil.

As American State Nationals who hold your foreign governments–both the district government and the municipal government— under contract to our states of the Union, we ordered you and the other Joint Chiefs to take action to honor your commitment to protect us from ALL enemies both inside and outside —“foreign and domestic” —-of the civilian administration of the various federal commercial corporations responsible for providing our states with the nineteen enumerated services, including the honoring of our National Trust set forth in the Preamble and Bill of Rights.

It is important for you to realize that when and if any President or member of Congress fails to act as a Fiduciary and Protector of the land and the people of our fifty organic states of the Union, he or she is committing treason and Breach of Trust and must be removed from any office public or private and remanded to custody as directed by our General Civil Orders.

It doesn’t matter what powers or authority these people assume within the foreign and territorial governments of the United States of America (Minor) or the municipal government of Washington, DC.  When these people betray our trust, attempt to mischaracterize, defraud, cheat, or commit any crime against us, it is your job before God and Man to protect us against them and to punish them for their crimes.

They— the District and Municipal governments which are foreign to us –are under martial law.  We are not.

Our states and people have been at declared peace since 1865 and we mean to stay that way.

In case it has escaped your attention, we have been targeted and dragged through private bankruptcy proceedings that we are not subject to, have had false claims of surety-ship attached to our names and estates by foreign corporations, have been mischaracterized as foreigners on our own soil, suffered what can only be termed a national level identity theft at the hands of our own employees. and private undeclared foreign agents (for example, the BLM) and bill collectors (IRS) pretending to be part of our lawful government have deceitfully abused and misidentified our people and overrun the country while perverted lunatics are holding sway under the Capitol Dome—and yes, General Dunford, this is your fault and that of the other Joint Chiefs.

You have failed to protect us from domestic enemies—enemies operating the –to you and other citizens– domestic government of the so-called Federal United States.

You have a contract with the American people that supersedes all and any other domestic contracts you may have with the UNITED STATES, INC., the District of Columbia Municipal Corporation, or any other “domestic” institution.

And you can’t shrug and tell us that, “Gee, folks, I’m just a simple soldier and I don’t know what “domestic” means.”

The actual fifty states and nations have suffered numerous outrages for the past 150 years and it is more than past time for this sick and sorry non-performance of your duty to address the criminality of the “domestic” leaders of the District of Columbia and Municipality of Washington to stop.

Their crimes against us are war crimes under the Geneva Conventions— mischaracterization of non-combatant Third Parties– as well as vast commercial crimes that have been committed against the American People while those under contract and oath to protect us have stood around with their thumbs up their rumps.

These crimes have been duly witnessed, reported, published,  signed and sealed and properly witnessed wet-ink copies of our affidavit of probable cause have landed on your desk.

You have obviously been mistaken about who your real employers are and where your real duties lie.  A prompt resignation or equally prompt action to apprehend the criminals responsible —-all of whom are operating under martial law as citizens and civilians and who are foreigners with respect to us and our states— would be your best reply.

As part of our General Civil Orders— that is, orders to the civil government, including all citizens thereof— we, American State Nationals instructed the Joint Chiefs to fully re-commission the Grand Army of the Republic and to offer the command of it to General Carter Ham, if he would come out of retirement and accept it.

Either get off your laurels and do your job or abdicate it in public, so that everyone can see that you have chosen to betray your duty.

Sincerely,

Anna Maria Riezinger, one of the “free, sovereign, and independent people of the United States”.

c/o P.O. Box 520994

Big Lake, Alaska

avannavon@gmail.com

(907) 250-5087

 Unprecedented letter from Chair of Joint Chiefs suggests U. S. military does not want a President Hillary

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/10/28/unprecedented-letter-from-chair-of-joint-chiefs-suggests-u-s-military-does-not-want-a-president-hillary/comment-page-1/

by Dr. Eowyn

Four days ago, on October 24, 2016, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joe Dunford sent a fascinating piece of communication, titled “Upholding Our Oath,” to every member of the U.S. Armed Services.

Note: General Joseph Dunford Jr., 60, was the 36th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. Nominated by Obama, Dunford became the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on October 1, 2015.

This is what Gen. Dunford wrote:

“As the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff…as our country again prepares for a peaceful transfer of power to a new administration, I write to share my views regarding our mutual obligations as military professionals and rights as citizens during this election season.

Every service member swears “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States” and to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” This oath is embedded in our professional culture and underpins the values that shape and define our all-volunteer force. Beginning with General George Washington resigning his military commission, our deliberate and disciplined commitment to upholding the principle of civilian control of the military underpins not only our warrior ethos but also the expectations of how we conduct ourselves while in uniform.

While we must always safeguard our professional integrity, extra vigilance is required during any political transition. Our individual and collective obligation during this election season is twofold. First, we must recognize that we have one Commander in Chief, and until authority is transferred on January 20, 2017, the Joint Force must remain clearly focused on and responsive to the existing National Command Authority. Second, the Joint Force must conduct itself in such a way that the new administration has confidence that it will be served by a professional, competent, and apolitical military. This is especially important in the context of delivering the best military advice.

Every member of the Joint Force has the right to exercise his or her civic duty, including learning and discussing — even debating — the policy issues driving the election cycle and voting for his or her candidate of choice. Provided that we follow the guidance and regulations governing individual political participation, we should be proud of our civic engagement. What we must collectively guard against is allowing our institution to become politicized, or even perceived as being politicized, by how we conduct ourselves during engagements with the media, the public, or in open or social forums.

We are living in the most volatile and complex security environment since World War II. Whether confronting violent extremist organizations seeking to destroy our way of life or dealing with state actors threatening international order, threats to our national security require a Joint Force that is ready, capable, and trusted. To that end, I have a duty to protect the integrity and political neutrality of our military profession. But this obligation is not mine alone. It belongs to every Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airman, and Coastguardsman. Thank you for joining me in honoring our history, our traditions, and the institutions of the U.S. Armed Forces by upholding the principle of political neutrality.”

Even without reading between the lines, General Dunford clearly has concerns about politicization of the military and its obligation and commitment to political neutrality and noninterference in politics. That the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff must remind members of the Armed Forces that they must “uphold” their oath both suggests and implies that the opposite is going on, i.e., the military is politicized and there are fears that it will intervene in civilian politics.

If this pic (below) of a young U.S. Marine is any indication, Gen. Dunford has good reasons to issue the “Upholding Our Oath” communication.

A year ago, a Rasmussen Reports national survey of active and retired military personnel found that only 15% had a favorable opinion of Hillary Clinton, with just 3% who viewed her very favorably. A staggering 81% had an unfavorable opinion of her, including 69% who had a very unfavorable view of her.

A similar survey today is sure to find even higher unfavorable ratings for Hillary among those whom she would command as their Commander in Chief.

H/t GiGi and TruthFeedNews

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Our Very Awkward Political Situation

10/29/2016

 From James Bennett [jtbennett1@verizon.net]

 Bravo, Diane.  This should go to all the “snakes” that are running the Republican party.  Spread this far and wide. Our Country depends on us to make sure the witch doesn’t defeat us!

As the nominal “chair”(if such a title still exists),  of the Trump campaign in Albemarle County, VA I would like to address the current melee among Republicans regarding our presidential candidate’s locker-room talk which occurred over a decade ago.

Do you suppose these tapes just “surfaced”? Of course not, Hillary
has been sitting on them for months, and they are designed to distract conservative voters from the issues. That’s a no-brainer. But congratulations to Hillary: It worked.

The Democrats knew that Republicans would turn against their
candidate for these particular infractions. They knew it would dominate the news, and that the disintegration of our nation would cease to be an issue. Well done, Hillary.

I find it mind-boggling that our country is about to disappear
before our very eyes. Under Hillary, our nation will fall into
bankruptcy, our Constitution will be nullified, our borders will be
flooded with illegal’s (and terrorists) who will expect to live off the
public purse, our cities will be under nuclear threat from Iran, North Korea and other rogue nations, and we will have rendered ourselves helpless with an ineffectual military (currently under gender diversification training.)

No nation in history has survived as a debtor nation, and once the
Fed takes its finger off the interest rate button and the dollar ceases to be an international currency, we are Germany in 1923. The devastation that was Europe after World War II will happen here, only there will be no wealthy, generous nation like the U.S. who will step forward and help us pick up the pieces. Our future will be very, very ugly, and the apocalyptic scenes that our young people watch on the screen will become a reality.

Let’s get this straight: The one man who broke through the stifling
political correctness, who had the brilliance, fearlessness,
determination, focus, dynamism and iron will, to create his own
real-estate empire, has been rejected by his own party because he talked like millions of other men — over a decade ago. We Republicans are a tragic lot: we are just too good for this world. We accept the overwhelming corruption of the Democrats, but reject our own when they offend our sensibilities – ten years ago.

I confess, I live in the real world. It does not surprise me that
the elder George Bush had a mistress (yes, look it up; when Barbara discovered, she stopped coloring her hair). Jeb Bush was a notorious womanizer – that, too, would have come out eventually. Ted Cruz had five affairs (even if you don’t believe it was five – I certainly would have sued had I been listed as one ), and anyone who has eyes could see that Amanda Carpenter was an ongoing one – is this why his wife suffered depression? The list could go on and on. Politics, power, money and sex are all one package in Washington, and not just on Capitol Hill, but in the DC press (of which I was a member).

And how could anyone be so naive as to think that there are no huge egos on Capitol Hill? Or anywhere, in the world of power politics? If you want to find Mother Theresa’s, look elsewhere, fellow Republicans. Having a large ego is necessary, and sometimes sufficient, for running for political office. Any politician who pretends to be selfless and self-effacing has been pulling your leg, my friends.

Let us step back a bit, and leave our sensitivities behind for a
moment.

In literature, there are what is known as “round” and “flat”
characters. The flat characters are one-dimensional, cardboard cut-outs, they are predictable, they are boring, maybe foils to the round characters – they are the “extras”. They lack true heroic status because they are too perfect; turn them around and you see the same side. They do not engage the imagination, and we learn nothing from them.

Then there are the round characters. These are characters who are
drawn with a fuller knowledge of human nature; they remind us of people we know. Human beings are not microbes, folks; we are complicated. We have complexities, inner contradictions, self-doubts and regrets, from which we grow into being rounded, more developed human beings – assuming we learn from our experiences. If you read any of George Elliott’s or Tolstoy’s novels, or read Shakespeare’s plays, you will find these so-called “larger than life” characters.

Donald Trump is a round character. He is multi-dimensional. But oh, dear! Naughty, naughty! But while you can shake your finger at
decade-old naughty talk, you know that Mr. Trump also raised fine
children, and has a stable family life.. He laughs, he jokes, he gets
angry, he breaks the rules. But he is a man of vision, with the courage to confront, and to run circles around, the legions of journalists (along with the Vatican, the presidents of Mexico, the Saudi Prince and a British petition) who have conspired to bring him down for over a year. There is a name for this: courage.

Most men under that kind of pressure would have wilted – run away, with their tail between their legs. For eight years, our Republicans in Congress have run from Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the press like scared little bunnies. Their policy has been appeasement. They have put their stamp of approval on Obama’s entire agenda.

Donald Trump is not an appeaser. But, his major flaw seems to be –
oh, horrors! that he likes women – and, if you’ve been watching, women seem to reciprocate. We have here on our hands a colorful personality, not a cardboard cutout, and not one who pretends to be anything other than what he is. And he is not a saint.

Winston Churchill too, was an outrageously rude, crude, vulgar and
highly eccentric man. He made big mistakes in Gallipoli during World War I, and spent a decade in the political “wilderness.” Neville Chamberlain, who ran Britain between the wars, was very popular with the British Paul-Ryan-style insiders. Chamberlain, appeased the Germans, ignored the arms build-up of the Germans and their violations of the Versailles Treaty — and continued on the road to disarmament. Until it was too late, and Britain was on the verge of disaster.

Sound familiar? Churchill was brought to power by the British
people, you know, the riff-raff – these ordinary folks were quite
willing to overlook the warts and choose a man with the steely
determination, the oversized ego, the strength and the willpower – the only man in British politics capable of saving them.

Frankly, Americans have not seen that kind of leadership for over a
generation. So we don’t know what it looks like. And so we disparage what millions of Americans – the “little people” as the Brit’s would call us — know to be intuitively true: That Donald Trump is a leader. He has shown us that much already.

Pity the poor Republicans. We have it within our reach to save our
nation from destruction, and we allow ourselves to be deflated by the carefully planted “October surprise” delivered to us by Hillary Clinton. The poison dart. The 2016 version of the totally absurd Sandra-Fluke birth control episode of 2012, which was designed to convince voters that Mitt Romney was against publicly funded birth control and therefore against women. They are too clever for us. We are easily manipulated.
A Must Read on Our Very Awkward Political Situation
The Democrats know us better than we know them. They know that they can throw a red herring – like birth control, bathrooms or locker-room talk – and we will run off the cliff like lemmings and hand the election to Hillary Clinton.

And now you will have to make the decision of a mature, practical
adult. You are offered two alternative realities:

Do you want to push the lever for the Hillary-Clinton-Saul
Alinsky-George Soros ticket — with Obama’s water boy for vice president, who will take over after Hillary collapses? (Bear in mind that Obama has made preparations for this by purchasing a mansion with a ten-car garage in the Kalorama area of Washington, D.C., so that he can continue as shadow president.) Do you want to live in the slavery of a one-party dictatorship?

Or do you want to be a pragmatic grown-up, and vote for Donald
Trump and Mike Pence, and live in freedom and prosperity?

Frankly, I no longer have faith that Republicans are capable of
saving our nation from the oncoming disaster. We no longer understand how to operate within a power-driven framework. We blame the “uneducated” Democrats, but our fatal flaw is far worse than that: We are handed the opportunity for victory and we turn our noses up because Andy Griffith is not our candidate.

We Republicans are just too good for this world.

Diane Weber

 

OLDDOGS COMMENTS!

What a shame it is to read the works of such an intelligent woman, who’s very core is misaligned. There is no excuse for even the least of us being ignorant of the difference between a corporation and a legitimate government, that is, IF they are aware that something is very wrong. You can read the works of  Anna von Reitz and several other authors, or you can stay ignorant! YOUR CHOICE!!!

START HERE: Waking Up 101 Revisited MUST READ!!!

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The Vanishing Act

10/28/2016

http://www.paulstramer.net/2016/10/the-vanishing-act.html

By Anna Von Reitz

Ever wonder how things vanish? Massive things? Entire civilizations, not to mention vast business empires that just go “Pop!” —- now you see ’em, now you don’t?

The Ten Tribes of Israel? Well, they didn’t really vanish. They were “spiritually lost” and succumbed to the charms of Babylonian idolatry. We actually know where they went and we know where their descendants are to this day.

In the 1300’s the vast Knights Templar organization folded and disappeared overnight taking the bulk of their wealth with them. A few leaders were captured and tortured and killed, most notably, Jacques de Molay, but as for the gold and thousands of others, they simply disappeared.

We know that they went to Scotland and the Isle of Mann and Malta and the Hebrides and Iceland and Norway and Russia and back to their home bases in the Middle East and Africa—-and that they not only embellished the Inner City of London long after the purge of the Pope and the French King—- they continued to be Lords of the Admiralty and the Exchequer. They were on the boats to the New World along with the most ardent Spanish treasure seekers and their members swelled the ranks of the Jesuit Order.

Did they vanish, really, or have they always been hidden in plain view?
And then, there was the mammoth Dutch East India Trading Company, four or five times larger than its nearest competitor, the British East India Company—easily the most successful, most predatory, and richest commercial company on Earth, and yet, it vanished overnight. Poof!

And except for Frank O’Collins and a few other Intrepid Explorers into the realms of Utter Darkness, we would probably remain ignorant of the deals the Dutch East India Traders made with the British which allowed them to come here, to America, and act as predators let loose on our shores.

Then as now, the Dutch East India Company specialized in dealing in slaves, drugs, prostitution, money laundering, war profiteering, and every other nasty, unspeakable vice. If nothing else, we can follow their progress in the New World by the proliferation of their wares.

And now, the parasites that began their journey in Babylon 8,000 years ago and who have wandered the Earth like their Father, Cain, generation to generation, are moving on again. They have turned their faces to the sun and yet continue to see and read everything in reverse.
As crazy and unlikely as it seems, a good portion of all the ill-gotten wealth acquired from centuries of war, pillaging, and plundering, is moving to China. When the commentators woke up last week and realized that the perpetrators of all this fraud have vanished the rumors flew wildly around the globe and pole to pole.

Had they all shipped out “off world” to travel to other dimensions and galaxies?
Had they headed for underground bunkers and prepared for the worst?

It’s much more prosaic than that. They all just up-ended and relocated to China, like tapeworms journeying on, host to host, they will subtly eat away the substance of China and the Chinese People and this, despite our best attempts to warn them all.

The Forbidden Fruit, the Great Lie, is hard to beat.

One wonders what will happen when the world wakes up and realizes that they are gone from our shores, and gone from Europe, too. What will people make of yet another “Vanishing” and what sorts of tricks will they pull from their kit-bags upon landing in Beijing?

Will they take to silk? Learn to drink tea—-again—after 300 years in New York?
And what about the rest of us? Have we finally grown up enough to recognize their attempts to pit Russia and America against each other and provoke a war between their own two natural enemies?

Make no mistake— the predatory parasites would like nothing better than to cook something up and stand back and watch us kill each other. Why? Because they are Monarchists and they always have been.

It is far easier to control a single Monarch than bamboozle 390 million separate sovereigns.
They realized early on that the American Republic and American workers actually had more in common with the Russian workers and the ideals of Russian Communism than they did with old crumbly European Monarchies—– so almost from the first, it has been the modus operandi of the Divine Right proponents to spread suspicion, fear and hatred of Russians among the Americans and suspicion and fear and hatred of Americans among the Russians.

Keeping us at each other’s throats has been very convenient. It kept both young, powerful, idealistic nations busy and prevented us from noticing all that they were quietly doing to us behind our backs to benefit themselves at our mutual expense……and even now, when they have quietly vanished, simply disappeared to their new royal palaces and set up their stock and trade behind a seawall composed of billions of Chinese bodies, they continue to prod us and hope that we will be stupid enough to oblige their sincere wish for our mutual destruction.

Sooner or later, we all have to quit being the straight men in these evil, self-interested games. Sooner or later, we have to stop doing what we are told—-especially when we are being prodded into war.

See this article and over 300 others on Anna’s website here:www.annavonreitz.com

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Military Veneration in America

10/27/2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/10/michael-s-rozeff/military-veneration-america/

By Michael S. Rozeff

This is a portion of an e-mail, edited only for small matters of punctuation and such to improve readability:

“I’m 78 and not ever a John Joiner type, so it’s been very difficult to grow up in this propagandized environment. But to get to the point, I attend cars shows every weekend during the summer [and] early fall, and at every one the announcer blares out ATTENTION PLEASE AS WE PLAY THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND FACE THE FLAG. Then comes the color guard and prayer for OUR HEROES AND VETERANS. And on 9/11 which was a Sunday they had a huge ladder firetruck with a flag as large as the truck raised in the air about 80ft and then a piper played the Irish song they use at funerals. It was excruciating to me. And, to a person, at every one of these shows the American propagandized uneducated fools doff their hats or stand at attention depending on military service. To the person, they are like little-trained rats. We will never ever be able to change this psyche. It has been a part of American culture since its inception. Just look to the wars starting with the Revolution, then 1812, many native American battles, Civil War, Spanish [American], WW 1, WW 2, Korea Vietnam, the entire M.E. [Middle East] and soon Russia and China.”

The writer went on to mention the Black Hawk War of 1832 as an example of war-making embedded in American culture. In this case, fear doesn’t stand out as a prime component of the American psyche as it may in the contemporary case. A large number of other elements appear land hunger, greed, the breaking of treaties, misunderstandings, mistrust, ill-will, the making of political and military careers, Indian rivalries and outright brutality when this war ended in a large-scale massacre of Indians including women and children by the American military.

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The veneration of military forces in American culture can be explained in part as appreciation for the forces of coercion that enabled settlers to homestead disputed territories and lands. The military has been a necessary means of expansion and Manifest Destiny, and its veneration became a tradition. This approval was widespread geographically because in many cases the military drew upon militia and upon volunteers. The local support was not for a distant professional armed force but for local people. A dead soldier was not a number but a known and real person; and coming to terms with such deaths included seeing them as heroic. Later on, the draft boards were likewise local.

The late 19th and 20th centuries saw the general approval of American military force extended to wars across the Pacific and then the Atlantic. The disapproving voices were stilled by Pearl Harbor. The voices against these extensions and recent ones in the Middle East and nearby regions in Asia and Africa have also not succeeded in halting this worldwide expansion of American military might.

The settling of land is not now at stake. An important rationale for the expansion has been for American leaders and their followers to transfer the epithets of SAVAGES, HOSTILES, and ENEMIES to foreign targets. Nowadays, it’s almost enough to label some country a THREAT, or a supporter of TERRORISM, or a HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATOR, or an irresponsible holder of WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, or a potential user of CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS, or a LEADER WHO HAS LOST LEGITIMACY, in order to rally American support to impose sanctions, support a revolution, infuse weapons into the country, send in the CIA or augment it, and introduce U.S. special forces.

The saying is that violence is as American as apple pie. I’d say that militarism is as American as apple pie, and it’s militarism used in support of American expansionism.

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It was designed to wreck liberty. Article by Michael S. Rozeff.

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Dynamic Death Duo


Michael S. Rozeff on the neocon power couple.

2/23/2015

The Neocon ‘Long War’

It’s the criminal Great War of the American empire, says Michael S. Rozeff.

2/16/2015

US Escalation

It’s illegitimate and disastrous, says Michael Rozeff.

1/31/2015

American Presidents Are Dictators

And have been for a very long time. Article by Mike Rozeff.

12/23/2014

Creating a New Enemy

Congressmen are running dogs of US imperialism. Article by Mike Rozeff.

12/11/2014

Declaring War on Russia?

The US gets more reckless, arrogant, and dangerous by the moment. Article by Mike Rozeff.

12/9/2014

Perpetual Lies About Freedom and Democracy

Mike Rozeff on presidential propaganda for mass murder.

11/21/2014

The Real Reasons for the War on Terror

Hint: they have nothing to do with Islamic fundamentalism. Article by Mike Rozeff.

11/5/2014

The War on Terror

It’s increased the number of “terrorists.” Article by Mike Rozeff.

11/3/2014

Imperial Foreign Policy

It’s burning God’s people and earth. Article by Mike Rozeff.

10/30/2014

The PNAC Conspiracy

Mike Rozeff on how the neocons arranged the attack on Iraq.

10/27/2014

The Failure of the Academic Community

To investigate 9/11. Article by Mike Rozeff.

10/24/2014

A Criminal Collection of Thugs

Mike Rozeff on the neocons who run America.

10/10/2014

The US Ambition To Rule the World

How’s that working out? Article by Mike Rozeff.

9/16/2014

Electing Psychopaths Just Makes Them Worse

Mike Rozeff on politicians.

9/6/2014

Grand Ambitions

They explain US anti-Russian hate, says Mike Rozeff.

8/20/2014

Democracies Are Just as Vicious as Other Regimes

See, for example, the US and Israel, says Mike Rozeff.

7/31/2014

When the US Supports Israel

What exactly is it supporting? Article by Mike Rozeff.

7/26/2014

School Violence Explained

It has nothing to do with guns (except the State’s). Article by Mike Rozeff.

6/12/2014

A Statist Attack on Libertarianism

Rothbard wins, of course. Article by Mike Rozeff.

4/28/2014

A Do-Good State?

There is no such thing, says Mike Rozeff.

4/25/2014

The District of Bullies

Mike Rozeff on war aggression in DC.

4/22/2014

The Radioactive Albatross

Mike Rozeff on NATO.

4/11/2014

The Evil of NATO

Mike Rozeff on militarism vs. diplomacy
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4/1/2014

Are Cryptocoins Money?

Heck no, says Mike Rozeff.

3/31/2014

What If the Crimeans Changed Their Minds?

Mike Rozeff on secession and union.

3/29/2014

Separatism Means Freedom

And it’s happening all over the world. Article by Mike Rozeff.

3/26/2014

Who Has Been More Aggressive?

George H.W. Bush in Panama, or Vladimir Putin in Crimea? Article by Mike Rozeff.

3/25/2014

The Evil of Economic Sanctions

And they don’t even work. Article by Mike Rozeff.

3/14/2014

What El Jefe Should Be Saying About Ukraine and Crimea

To avert a world disaster. Article by Mike Rozeff.

3/8/2014

States Routinely Aggress

And statesmen routinely lie. Article by Mike Rozeff.

3/3/2014

USG Intervention in the Ukraine

It’s all about expanding the empire, says Mike Rozeff.

2/28/2014

What Is the ‘Nation’?

It’s a psychological crowd created by the state, says Mike Rozeff.

2/7/2014

Is This ‘One Nation Under God’?


That’s just another government lie. Article by Mike Rozeff.

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Military Veneration is the most disgusting display of human ignorance possible. Even from a misanthropic curmudgeon!

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Waking Up 101 Revisited MUST READ!!!

10/26/2016

http://www.paulstramer.net/2016/10/waking-up-101-revisited.html

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By Anna Von Reitz

Imagine someone who is mentally insane, and the essence of their insanity is that they can’t tell the difference between their own body and someone else’s.  When they get mad, they punch the guy in the mirror and then wonder why it hurts so bad.  Then they get even angrier, and punch “him” again, and wind up on the floor in the bathroom with a concussion several hours later, with no idea what happened or how.

That’s how some patriots are reacting to the news that the federal government is just a governmental services corporation in the business of providing us with essential government services (Article IV).  They can’t quite wrap their heads around it, even though it has been hidden in plain view for over two hundred years— and they continue to be confused about who is who.  They get angry at the federal government and its “federated state” franchises which are part of the federal corporation—and they bash themselves and other patriots by mistake.

They don’t know who they are, so they don’t recognize who anyone else is, either. Like the insane man, they start making assumptions and punching away, with much the same result.

There is no New Republic.  There is just another Rothschild-funded services corporation operating under a new name.  I wish I could say that it was under totally new management, but it isn’t.  And no, it is not our government.  It is not and it never was.

It’s their government— a foreign government belonging to and operated by foreigners in our midst—- foreigners who are merely under contract to provide us and our states with stipulated services.  If we don’t like the service, we have to stand up and identify ourselves as non-citizen American State Nationals, stop voting in their elections, stop using their private corporate laws known as codes and statutes, and stop allowing them to presume that we are “citizens” owing our service and allegiance to their Queen and their municipal corporations.

Let’s get the basics down.  The federal government operates out of the District of Columbia which belongs to all states and to no states.  It is its own turf and has its own laws.  Inside this is District is the Municipality of Washington, DC, which operates as an international city-state.  It is also its own turf and operates under its own laws.

And both of these foreign entities with their foreign governments are perched on land that was provided to them by Virginia and Maryland as part of the peace treaties and other agreements coming out of the Revolutionary War.  The Congress acting as a corporate Board of Directors operates the affairs of the District of Columbia as a democracy (which is completely foreign to the republican form of government the states and people owe themselves) and also operates the municipal  government of Washington, DC, as an oligarchy.

These are both foreign nations and foreign governments co-existing on our soil.

The government of the District of Columbia has operated as a corporation known as the “United States of America” since the Civil War.  The government of Washington, DC, has operated as another corporation doing business as the “United States” but actually formed as the “District of Columbia Municipal Corporation”.

These two corporations have franchises that they operate in both the names of the people and the states.

They have been used to fight each other in commercial wars over the past century and a half —-wars in which we and our actual states are naturally non-combatant Third Parties.

Unfortunately, we have been deliberately mischaracterized and mistaken as combatants in these “wars”— as if we knew a thing about these corporations and their various mergers, bankruptcies, attempted takeovers. etc., and chose to be actively involved in their affairs.

Technically, the only job, role, or reason for existence either of these two foreign entities have for being here, is to provide “essential government services” under Article IV of the actual Constitution —-to your actual states——and only secondarily, in a subrogated fashion, to you.

“State of Florida” is a separate and foreign entity from the “Florida State” and the municipal version operating as the “STATE OF FLORIDA” is again a separate foreign entity apart from either the “State of Florida” or the “Florida State”.  These States and States of States and Municipal “States” are all as foreign to each other as Spain and France and Denmark.

The United States of America operates under Federal Code.  It’s franchises operating as “States of States” operate under private, copyrighted, corporate state statutes.  Remember that the word “of” here means “without” so the phrase “State of Florida” translates as “the state without Florida”.

The “State of Florida” is not within the Florida State you live in, because it is a foreign state populated by British Subjects, operating as a Democracy, co-existing in our midst—- supposedly only to serve the actual Florida State and its republic and people, but in fact is serving itself at your expense because you have failed to ride herd on your own employees.

So it stacks up like this:  United States of America is a corporation operated by British Subjects, for the purpose of providing stipulated services to the subscribing actual states of the Union.  These British Subjects are called “United States Citizens” and they owe their allegiance to the British Crown.

This corporation has its own internal government, which serves the British Subjects and operates as a Democracy and which with respect to us and our states is obligated to operate exclusively in international jurisdiction.  Internally, of course, it has its own “government” and it also provides governmental services to its own citizenry via its network of “states” such as the “State of Florida”.

The UNITED STATES, INC., is a doing-business-as name of the old District of Columbia Municipal Corporation, another and separate foreign government that operates as an oligarchy run by the members of Congress out of the international city state known as Washington, DC.  This entity has citizens called “citizens of the United States” which are all either “orphans” or corporations of one kind or another:  JOHN MAYNARD DOE,  JOHN M. DOE,  GENERAL ELECTRIC, INC., STATE OF IOWA, etc.

The confusion that results from having all these separate foreign entities and states operating under names that are deceptively similar to your own actual nation-states and foreign doppleganger “persons” operating under names deceptively similar to your own— is self-interested fraud. None of this chicanery has nothing to do with our organic republics governed of the people of this country, yet Americans typically can’t tell the difference and are left shadow-boxing with unknown opponents or bashing each other or bashing ourselves by mistake.

And if we can’t stand on our own two feet and discern the difference between us and these British Subjects and these foreign Municipal “CITIZENS” named after us—-how can the rest of the world make heads or tails of it?   It’s like the old Laurel and Hardy skit—- “Who Is On First?” — in which the question turns out to be a statement, because the man on first base is called “Who”.

People see me, operating under American Common Law as a Justice of the Common Law (popularly called a “Judge” by mistake) and under Article X of the actual Constitution— and mistake me as a Bar Attorney acting under admiralty or corporate administrative law.  They can’t discern the profound difference between the two.

They see Americans taking up their rightful role and duty as American State Nationals and they continue to presume that these people are “citizens” subject to The Constitution in some form, or to the foreign Federal Code as British Subjects or municipal “CITIZENS” subject to Municipal Code— when in fact none of these codes, rules, private statutes or even constitutions apply to non-citizen State Nationals.

So let’s give you, members of the American People, some helpful guidelines and pointers to sort through all this corruption.

Your rights do not come from any constitution.  They come from Nature and Nature’s God. The Constitution exists to define and limit the activities and prevent the over-reaches of the federal corporation, its corporate officers, their employees and their franchises, no matter what name they use.

The Constitution is called “the law of the land” because it is the law that the British Subjects operating in the international jurisdiction of the sea must obey when they step foot on our soil.  They call it the “law of the land” from their perspective as foreigners operating in the international jurisdiction of the sea. To us, it’s just the agreement that our states made to allow these cretins to be here and perform these duties.

Until and unless we get busy and re-negotiate the actual Constitution through our unincorporated states of the Union, these foreigners have work to do and we are not in a position to object to their continued operations so long as they abide by the rules of the actual Constitution with respect to us and our states and take note that no “Successor” organization merely assuming the duties of the federal government has a contract beyond a quid pro quo of reasonable payment for reasonable stipulated services provided.

You are known as a “non-citizen State National” —- an Ohioan, Virginian, Texan, etc., and you have no obligation to serve any government as a “citizen”.  Instead, the government has an obligation to serve and protect you– which is an obligation these foreign entities attempt to avoid by mischaracterizing and mis-identifying you as a “citizen”.

Over time, the foreigners who are supposed to be here helping us by providing us “governmental services” in good faith, have usurped upon us and mimicked us so as to confuse themselves with us.

They have worked this confusion to their benefit—- used it to access our credit, to trade upon our good names, to control our commercial operations, dictate our foreign trade, and subject us to their rules under false presumptions and false pretenses.

Most Americans have been “seized upon” while still babies in their cradles by undeclared Foreign Agents working for either the foreign United States of America, Inc., or the equally foreign municipal government of the UNITED STATES, INC. and have been mischaracterized as a “citizens” of one or the other.

The word “citizen” means that you serve the government, instead of the government serving you.  You are not born as a citizen, but you are converted into being a “citizen” by legal chicanery and deceitful undisclosed contracting practices of the federal and municipal corporations.  This presumed political status has to be objected to and rebutted.

Until you make your political status choices clear and clean, stop taking refuge in “The Constitution” — because until you overcome the presumption that you are a “citizen”, not a single word of The Constitution applies to you.  On top of that, you are not a party to The Constitution—- not directly.

The only enforcement of The Constitution comes into play when you (1) rebut and object to the presumption that you are a “citizen” of the United States in any way —and cease operating as one—- stop voting in their foreign elections, stop paying their foreign taxes, stop using their foreign laws—– and (2) form your jural assemblies as organic communities, counties, and states of the Union and operate the land jurisdiction government you are owed.

Which Union?

The Union of free nation-states formed under the original and never repealed Articles of Confederation (1781) and again under The Articles of Confederacy (1860).

Any “Union” formed by “federated” State of States franchise corporations following the Civil War is nothing more than an association of franchisees seeking commercial enrichment, akin to a “union” of oil producing nations or orange growers.

Getting back to our insane man, punching himself in the face—-

You, a birthright American State National, are not a “United States Citizen” nor are you a municipal “citizen of the United States”.  You are naturally a Third Party to all these corporate shenanigans and the proliferation of corporate franchise dopplegangers — “persons” —-operated in your name by strangers.

Any and all presumptions that you are a “citizen” belonging to one or the other or both of these corporations are foisted off on you almost at birth, and only you can stand up and say, “No, not me.  I’m exempt from all your presumptions and corporate infighting. I am not a British Subject.  I don’t agree to act as a Municipal franchise or franchisee. I am owed my self-governing Republic and I claim it and operate it as an American State National.”

You are not obligated to follow any Federal Code.  You are not bound by any federated “State” statute.  You are not a “person”—–that is, an incorporated entity merely named after you.

You are one of the people who are owed every square centimeter of soil and the use of every Public Law for your private purposes.

Recently we’ve had some more “misunderstandings” within the patriot community about who is who and what is what.  We’ve had people making wrong assumptions about the identities and roles of the various parties and given the vast and purposeful confusion created by deceptively similar names and years of being indoctrinated to assume we are all “citizens” and acting as “persons” this is understandable, but cannot be allowed to stand.

The actual Constitution grants the federal corporation exactly nineteen services to perform (and this also limits their “State of State” franchises in the same way—the parent corporation cannot give authority to its state franchises which it does not possess itself) and reserves all other rights, powers, and prerogatives to the states and the people under Article X.

Everything that isn’t specifically delegated remains with us and with our states.

When you look at The Constitution with a jaundiced eye, you will see how vast the remaining authority and responsibility under Article X is.  You will also see how you, as an American State National and your organic state of the Union, hold the ultimate power to enforce the limits of the constitutional agreement and put an end to the false practices and presumptions which have been employed by foreign governmental services corporations against your interests and the interests of your organic state of the Union.

Upon your first waking up to the facts, please do not mistakenly continue to presume that you or anyone else is a “citizen”.  Make the opposite presumptions—-that most of the people you see and interact with are actually  American State Nationals who have been bamboozled and railroaded into serving as citizens against their Will and without their knowledge or consent.  Flip it all upside down and on its head.

Remember that in an actual Republic, the flow of power is from the bottom up.

All power is vested in the people of this country.  They delegate a little to the county governments, which delegate a portion of their responsibility to the state governments, which delegate a portion of their power to the federal government.  Not the other way around.

When the power flows in the opposite direction— from a few oligarchs vested as executive officers and cabinets of experts and politicians— you should know for sure that this is NOT your government —- and other than making sure that the federal corporation fulfills its duties and obeys its limits—- it is not your concern, either.

They are under contract.  They are in fact subcontractors.

Your only responsibility is to run your own actual organic state government and make sure that whoever is running the federal corporation—- be it Trump or Hillary or Paul Ryan—- and whatever they are calling themselves this week—- United States of America, United States, or New Republic—- they obey the stipulations of the actual Constitution and they stop mischaracterizing and creating false legal presumptions against their employers: you, your family, your friends, and your neighbors.

Hold them feet first to the fire and organize you local communities, unincorporated counties and unincorporated states to do it.

Merely changing the management or name of a governmental services corporation does little or nothing to address the actual problems and “missing pieces” to this puzzle, which all depend —-not on any externality—but on you remembering who and what you are, taking up the work before you, and joining with others to get the job done.

In order for Checks and Balances to work, there must be American State Nationals balancing out the United States Citizens.  There must be actual organic states of the Union organized as Jural assemblies and Fiduciary Deputies to hold the federal corporation(s) at bay and on task.  There must be actual unincorporated counties to support the organic and unincorporated states of the union.

As American State Nationals you are uniquely responsible for creating, staffing, and supporting the Body Politic that actually owns and should be operating the land jurisdiction of the United States. It’s a job that only you can do and a vision that only you are heir to: it is called “self-governance”.

See this article and over 300 others on Anna’s website here:www.annavonreitz.com

OLDDOGS COMMENTS!

This is the American Flag of peace which was also usurped by the U.S. Corp.

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So if flying a flag turns you on, this is what it should look like.

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Cleaning Up The Civil War — 150 Years Later

http://www.paulstramer.net/2016/10/cleaning-up-civil-war-150-years-later.html

By Anna Von Reitz

Cleaning Up the Civil War — 150 Years Later

With a little thought it will become obvious to everyone that we are now finally in the throes of resolving issues that should have been resolved in the wake of the Civil War—- and weren’t.

The chief issue to be resolved once and for all time is still slavery.

Back then it was private slave ownership that was the issue—whether or not one man could own another as property. The answer was a resounding, “No!” This was the determination made in England in 1837, in America in 1865, and by 1926, both slavery and involuntary servitude (peonage) had been outlawed worldwide.

And yet, both slavery and involuntary servitude have continued unabated. Only the owners and the verbiage have changed.

All that the governments making these fine emancipation proclamations actually did, was to change venue from private to public slave ownership—and in this, they were entirely self-interested.

Men could no longer own men, but governments could own men.

In this respect, the entire outcome of the Civil War and of abolitionist efforts worldwide should be viewed in the rearview mirror as resulting in a giant corporate asset grab.

The governments functioning as for-profit corporations seized “title” to all the supposedly freed slaves and used them and their labor and their “human capital” as collateral backing federal corporation debt in the wake of the Civil War.

These same corporations have continued on in the public-owned slave business ever since.

Look at their corporate constitution published as “The Constitution fo the United States of America” and its 13th Amendment— which abolished slavery, except that criminals could be enslaved.

Catch that?

As long as there was any exception, that class of people could be enslaved—- and that was made a formal part of the new corporate “Constitution” from the outset

From there, it was a simple matter of redefining criminality…..

And, sure enough, immediately thereafter came the 14th Amendment, which made everyone who didn’t expatriate from this madness a criminal.

This “Amendment” which was never ratified by the actual states was written in language so deliberately convoluted that no normal man could grasp what it said, much less its implications.

But in retrospect the meaning and intent is plain and simple. The governmental services corporations meant to enslave as many people as possible and hold them subject to corporate rule and control as living assets. Slaves.

They just gave them a new name: “citizens”.

While private slave ownership was outlawed, public slave ownership became the rule and fashion of the day. In the United States it was even given special pride of place and permanently enshrined in the Land of the Free.

By 1933, the Roosevelts and Rockefellers and Vanderbilts and other old Dutch East India Company slave trader scions were allowed by the feckless (and ultimately responsible) British Government to extend their reach and claim all the American People as corporate slaves.

So long as it was “papered over nicely” by pretending that the names of the citizen-slaves were actually only the names of foreign situs trusts and not being used as the names of living people.

Oh, no, couldn’t admit the intent to enslave the working classes and and make them responsible for corporate debt and irresponsible corporate spending, could we?

But that is, nonetheless, what the rats did

They stole the identities of three generations of Americans and sold them into slavery as “foreign situs trusts” standing as chattel backing the debts of a private, mostly foreign-owned corporation without the victim’s knowledge or consent, and these same venal men pretended that they were acting as the legitimate government of our nation while they were doing it.

They also confiscated our privately held gold and used it to secure their bankruptcy. The bewildered Americans put up with all this, believing and trusting that the criminals were part of their lawful government and would never do anything wrong….

The plain fact is that as long as any of us are subjected, as long as any of us are enslaved for any reason, nobody is free.

Slavery for any excuse or reason has to be outlawed. All of it has to go. Even so-called “voluntary slavery” such as “indentured servitude” needs to go straight out the door. Forever.

Now would be a good time to end the Civil War and recognize its causes and results. Now would be a good time to declare emancipation. Right now. We have all waited long enough.

See this article and over 300 others on Anna’s website here:www.annavonreitz.com

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The Path to Total Dictatorship: America’s Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup

10/25/2016

http://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/the_path_to_total_dictatorship_americas_shadow_government_and_its_sile

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By John W. Whitehead
October 24, 2016

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system … a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state…. The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government…. This group … is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”— Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech

Unaffected by elections. Unaltered by populist movements. Beyond the reach of the law.

Say hello to America’s shadow government.

A corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country, this shadow government represents the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.

No matter which candidate wins the presidential election, this shadow government is here to stay. Indeed, as recent documents by the FBI reveal, this shadow government—also referred to as “The 7th Floor Group”—may well have played a part in who will win the White House this year.

To be precise, however, the future president will actually inherit not one but two shadow governments.

The first shadow government, referred to as COG or Continuity of Government, is made up of unelected individuals who have been appointed to run the government in the event of a “catastrophe.” COG is a phantom menace waiting for the right circumstances—a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, an economic meltdown—to bring it out of the shadows, where it operates even now. When and if COG takes over, the police state will transition to martial law.

Yet it is the second shadow government—also referred to as the Deep State—that poses the greater threat to freedom right now. Comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes, this government within a government is the real reason “we the people” have no real control over our government.

The Deep State, which “operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power,” makes a mockery of elections and the entire concept of a representative government.

So who or what is the Deep State?

It’s the militarized police, which have joined forces with state and federal law enforcement agencies in order to establish themselves as a standing army. It’s the fusion centers and spy agencies that have created a surveillance state and turned all of us into suspects. It’s the courthouses and prisons that have allowed corporate profits to take precedence over due process and justice. It’s the military empire with its private contractors and defense industry that is bankrupting the nation. It’s the private sector with its 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances, “a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government.” It’s what former congressional staffer Mike Lofgren refers to as “a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies”: the Department of Defense, the State Department, Homeland Security, the CIA, the Justice Department, the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a handful of vital federal trial courts, and members of the defense and intelligence committees.

It’s every facet of a government that is no longer friendly to freedom and is working overtime to trample the Constitution underfoot and render the citizenry powerless in the face of the government’s power grabs, corruption and abusive tactics.

These are the key players that drive the shadow government.

This is the hidden face of the American police state that will continue long past Election Day.

Just consider some of the key programs and policies advanced by the shadow government that will continue no matter who occupies the Oval Office.

Domestic surveillance. No matter who wins the presidential popularity contest, the National Security Agency (NSA), with its $10.8 billion black ops annual budget, will continue to spy on every person in the United States who uses a computer or phone. Thus, on any given day, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether the NSA or some other entity, is listening in and tracking your behavior. Local police have been outfitted with a litany of surveillance gear, from license plate readers and cell phone tracking devices to biometric data recorders. Technology now makes it possible for the police to scan passersby in order to detect the contents of their pockets, purses, briefcases, etc. Full-body scanners, which perform virtual strip-searches of Americans traveling by plane, have gone mobile, with roving police vans that peer into vehicles and buildings alike—including homes. Coupled with the nation’s growing network of real-time surveillance cameras and facial recognition software, soon there really will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

Global spying. The NSA’s massive surveillance network, what the Washington Post refers to as a $500 billion “espionage empire,” will continue to span the globe and target every single person on the planet who uses a phone or a computer. The NSA’s Echelon program intercepts and analyzes virtually every phone call, fax and email message sent anywhere in the world. In addition to carrying out domestic surveillance on peaceful political groups such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and several religious groups, Echelon has also been a keystone in the government’s attempts at political and corporate espionage.

Roving TSA searches. The American taxpayer will continue to get ripped off by government agencies in the dubious name of national security. One of the greatest culprits when it comes to swindling taxpayers has been the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with its questionable deployment of and complete mismanagement of millions of dollars’ worth of airport full-body X-ray scanners, punitive patdowns by TSA agents and thefts of travelers’ valuables. Considered essential to national security, TSA programs will continue in airports and at transportation hubs around the country.

USA Patriot Act, NDAA. America’s so-called war on terror, which it has relentlessly pursued since 9/11, will continue to chip away at our freedoms, unravel our Constitution and transform our nation into a battlefield, thanks in large part to such subversive legislation as the USA Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act. These laws completely circumvent the rule of law and the rights of American citizens. In so doing, they re-orient our legal landscape in such a way as to ensure that martial law, rather than the U.S. Constitution, is the map by which we navigate life in the United States. These laws will continue to be enforced no matter who gets elected.

Militarized police state. Thanks to federal grant programs allowing the Pentagon to transfer surplus military supplies and weapons to local law enforcement agencies without charge, police forces will continue to be transformed from peace officers into heavily armed extensions of the military, complete with jackboots, helmets, shields, batons, pepper-spray, stun guns, assault rifles, body armor, miniature tanks and weaponized drones. Having been given the green light to probe, poke, pinch, taser, search, seize, strip and generally manhandle anyone they see fit in almost any circumstance, all with the general blessing of the courts, America’s law enforcement officials, no longer mere servants of the people entrusted with keeping the peace, will continue to keep the masses corralled, controlled, and treated like suspects and enemies rather than citizens.

SWAT team raids. With more than 80,000 SWAT team raids carried out every year on unsuspecting Americans by local police for relatively routine police matters and federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions, the incidence of botched raids and related casualties will continue to rise. Nationwide, SWAT teams will continue to be employed to address an astonishingly trivial array of criminal activity or mere community nuisances including angry dogs, domestic disputes, improper paperwork filed by an orchid farmer, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Domestic drones. The domestic use of drones will continue unabated. As mandated by Congress, there will be 30,000 drones crisscrossing the skies of America by 2020, all part of an industry that could be worth as much as $30 billion per year. These machines, which will be equipped with weapons, will be able to record all activities, using video feeds, heat sensors and radar. An Inspector General report revealed that the Dept. of Justice has already spent nearly $4 million on drones domestically, largely for use by the FBI, with grants for another $1.26 million so police departments and nonprofits can acquire their own drones.

School-to-prison pipeline. The paradigm of abject compliance to the state will continue to be taught by example in the schools, through school lockdowns where police and drug-sniffing dogs enter the classroom, and zero tolerance policies that punish all offenses equally and result in young people being expelled for childish behavior. School districts will continue to team up with law enforcement to create a “schoolhouse to jailhouse track” by imposing a “double dose” of punishment: suspension or expulsion from school, accompanied by an arrest by the police and a trip to juvenile court.

Overcriminalization. The government bureaucracy will continue to churn out laws, statutes, codes and regulations that reinforce its powers and value systems and those of the police state and its corporate allies, rendering the rest of us petty criminals. The average American now unknowingly commits three felonies a day, thanks to this overabundance of vague laws that render otherwise innocent activity illegal. Consequently, small farmers who dare to make unpasteurized goat cheese and share it with members of their community will continue to have their farms raided.

Privatized Prisons. States will continue to outsource prisons to private corporations, resulting in a cash cow whereby mega-corporations imprison Americans in private prisons in order to make a profit. In exchange for corporations buying and managing public prisons across the country at a supposed savings to the states, the states have to agree to maintain a 90% occupancy rate in the privately run prisons for at least 20 years.

Endless wars. America’s expanding military empire will continue to bleed the country dry at a rate of more than $15 billion a month (or $20 million an hour). The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety. Yet what most Americans fail to recognize is that these ongoing wars have little to do with keeping the country safe and everything to do with enriching the military industrial complex at taxpayer expense.

Are you getting the message yet?

The next president, much like the current president and his predecessors, will be little more than a figurehead, a puppet to entertain and distract the populace from what’s really going on.

As Lofgren reveals, this state within a state, “concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” is a “hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.”

The Deep State not only holds the nation’s capital in thrall, but it also controls Wall Street (“which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater”) and Silicon Valley.

This is fascism in its most covert form, hiding behind public agencies and private companies to carry out its dirty deeds.

It is a marriage between government bureaucrats and corporate fat cats.

As Lofgren concludes:

[T]he Deep State is so heavily entrenched, so well protected by surveillance, firepower, money and its ability to co-opt resistance that it is almost impervious to change… If there is anything the Deep State requires it is silent, uninterrupted cash flow and the confidence that things will go on as they have in the past. It is even willing to tolerate a degree of gridlock: Partisan mud wrestling over cultural issues may be a useful distraction from its agenda.

In other words, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, as long as government officials—elected and unelected alike—are allowed to operate beyond the reach of the Constitution, the courts and the citizenry, the threat to our freedoms remains undiminished.

So the next time you find yourselves despondent over the 2016 presidential candidates, remember that it’s just a puppet show intended to distract you from the silent coup being carried out by America’s shadow government.

WC: 2114

About John W. Whitehead: Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at http://www.amazon.com. Whitehead can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org. Publication Guidelines / Reprint Permission: John W. Whitehead’s weekly commentaries are available for publication to newspapers and web publications at no charge. Please contact staff@rutherford.org to obtain reprint permission.

OLDOGS COMMENTS!

It sure would be nice if Mr. Rutherford would read this site http://www.annavonreitz.com/

And include the real reason the scumbags in our government can get away with this tyranny. There is no excuse for his ignoring my plea to do so, except he knows he would be thrown out of the corrupt BAR ASSOCIATION and have to resort to a common law attorney status. Still, it is amazing that he does publish this kind of info. I would like to know how he gets away with it. When are you going to join the free State Nationals Mr. Rutherford? You know full well we were never intended to be under the authority of a central government.

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To All Good Decent Americans;

10/24/2016

wetheepeople@aol.com

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I reach-out to you and ask that you send your e-mails / complaints to the addresses I have presented below to reflect your concerns / disgust about this total Disrespect of America’s National Anthem, and the “ruse” that is being used under the guise of “free speech”. This is NOT Free Speech, when you compel / “force” the audience in the stands to observe, participate and or become part of a practice of IMPOSED SPEECH, without their Free choice to do so!! The NFL’s, passive, “DO Nothing” response to those disrespecting our Fallen Soldiers and War Veterans is a National Disgrace!

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Mr. Goodall, (NFL), and company,

History has varied the story, but the playing of the National Anthem at sports events began as an incentive to instill the American spirit to Depressed, low-attendance Baseball fans in an America, that had suffered the loss of over 100,000 American troops during World War – I. It also had a commercial value to the Team owners, as it also helped raise the spirit, unity, and eventually the attendance of the people to support both  “Team-America” and the home-town baseball team. Even then, it took time before the “fans” realized that the playing of the Anthem at a game garnered due respect and somber reflection. *It wasn’t about the game, it was about considering America’s sacrifices and losses, of those who couldn’t attend….May they still rest in Peace with Honor!

OPEN LETTER TO THE NFL;

Remember and get to know who allows you to flourish, then and now, as we approach this upcoming Veterans Day,………..for you have done them a Great Disservice;

They were kids of an average age of 20 yr. old, but with minds filled with fear and wonderment. They came from all backgrounds, with different perspectives on where and why they were in a Foreign land. They were dropped-off, in a somewhere place, called Vietnam. A word / a name not really familiar to them, in an environment and culture even stranger then anything their young lives had experienced. They didn’t understand that they were destined to become invisible, as America’s Defenders, though their actions became indelible, for those with eyes-wide-open. They were writing a part of America’s history that some didn’t want to print, and many, then as now, refuse to read, or understand. In their young minds they felt duty-bound to protect and preserve the Freedoms and Rights they were taught were precious and distinct, but also shouldered a great deal of Responsibility. They didn’t (personally), know too many of their fellow Americans (back home), who’s Freedoms they felt they were defending. You see, that didn’t matter because they were Honored to defend those who had made some form of sacrifice for them. This is part of a Societies fundamental need to survive as a Family, and a Nation. It will always be an essential ingredient in one’s existence, until we truly travel where “No man has gone before”,  into the realm of Peace.

Their training, their discipline, their determination, their dedication to the unified purpose has no equal to anything your so-called “Teams” experience.

In the early morning hours they would prepare their “Team”(s) to go out on patrol. Average daily temperatures would be around 105 degrees. Once everyone put on their Flak-jackets, Helmets, Back-packs filled with C-Rations, and additional supplies, you could be carrying (at least), 30-50lbs extra on your body. Some carried more. Their silence and their eyes spoke of thoughts that some may not come back this time, but those thoughts were never heard out-loud. Patrols that sometimes lasted for days / weeks, where you slept on foreign soil, next to snakes, insects, and creatures  you never remember reading about in (high school), Science class. You would travel so far from “the company base”, that Helicopters would be deployed to bring you additional food, or sometimes bring you back to camp. The life-saving, always “Loved”, Helicopter, that decades later can bring you back to that time, and place, just by hearing the sound of the blades overhead.

Patrolling in the mountainous regions south of Saigon, where you thought you would never reach the top of a “hill” or ridge, because you were getting numb from the weight on your back, and the Heat of the day. Reaching for your Canteen of warm, bad-tasting water, was more of a necessity then a desire. Reminding yourself, that if the guy in front of me can do it,…..then so can I. *Each tour-of-Duty, put 100’s of miles on those young men’s’ bodies, and an uncounted toll on their minds. The air they breathed contained Billions of particles of  Herbicides, later to be known as “Agent Orange”. Unbeknownst to many who believed they made it back home “safe”, they carried a poison, that was to remind them of all they wanted to forget. The enemy came Home with them.

Patrolling / marching in Monsoon rains, along the DMZ,  that made you fight for every step you took. Rains that pounded you till you had to learn to become oblivious to their presence. You felt a need to show defiance to Mother Natures continuous “beatings”, as if she was telling you,……you shouldn’t be here!! Mud-caked uniforms, were your blanket at night, as you tried to dry your socks and boots so as to preserve your most precious tools, while on patrol, your feet.

Crossing rivers / streams who’s initial embrace was refreshing from the torture of a battling heat and humidity that appeared to fight each other for the right to bring you to your knees. Unfortunately the (cool water), embrace of the River /stream was short-lived as we had to (stop and), return their inhabitants (who joined us) as we crossed. Once the opportunity came for us to rest on dry land again, so began the tedious practice of returning those who hitched a ride from the River. The river’s residents known as Leaches found a way to cling on to each Soldier, as if they were lost relatives. Somehow / someway, they would get under your uniform, and immediately begin to embed themselves into your skin. Soldiers were compelled to stop, examine their bodies, and remove any / all Leaches before they became too comfortable and made your body their “new” home.

Such was some of the common everyday sacrifices made by a Team that knew and understood what Unity meant. They understood they may have to do this everyday, and every-time they left on another Patrol. They knew that we all couldn’t “get our way”, or do what we wanted, and that supporting each other regardless of our differences of opinion, is best in serving the “TEAM”. They found strength in their newly established unity, and it was making them Mature. Perhaps faster then they expected, but maturity embraced them nevertheless. They shared their water with a weakened member or shared their food with one in need. They shared precious cigarettes from the rations they carried, as comrades often do. They grew together. They may have not agreed or even liked those in-charge, but Respect and Obedience was essential, because what you do, or do not do affects everyone else. It’s part of being a good Team.

All this was understood and respected, and made them adhere to the power of becoming a “Team-Member”, so as  to overcome these obstacles………..together,………and that was even before they ever confronted obstacles far greater and more deadly…………Such as the “Enemy” in combat, for the spectra of Death camped with us, marched with us,…….and followed our every move.

………..AND yet (NFL),your players are called Warriors and Champions. Your players  (should they get thirsty or sweat), are handed water, and towels to dry that sweat off their “Gladiator”  brows, by those employed just for that purpose. Your players only “work” one day a week, and for only part of the year. In luxury they only have to wait around for someone else to bring in their newly cleaned uniforms, from the past weeks event. Your salaries far exceed your work-load, and yet complaints about “your struggling lives”, is all people read about in embellished stories about your “conquest”.

Your Players, lacking true obedience and discipline, can decide “who is in charge”, and real-teamwork and mutual respect are in-effect only if everyone gets “their-way”. The Media follows you around, as if you are really making a difference in the world.

Your training may indeed have some compelling aspects to it, but would your training ready you for what has been mentioned (above), in real fields of “battle”, by America’s real Teams? Would you dare compare your training to that of a Guardian-of-Freedom, that protects your right to play-a-game?………..I suspect your training would Fail you in a “Real World” circumstance…….So I ask……Why do you Shame us????

………… Why do you allow your “employees” to take over, and Dis-respect America’s Best Teams, with protest performances that only demean the spirit and intent of playing the National Anthem at your games? These (so-called “protest”) are NOT actions of “Free” speech, that your employees impose on Americans. These are practices of deceit to the Public in attendance. Announcing and selling tickets for a sporting event , and once the (citizens in the stands), are asked to rise for the singing of the National Anthem, you have then created a “captive audience” environment. Your employees (with your Silent Consent), then allow these designed “Protest” of insult, and dishonor to be inflicted on the Audience!! …….An audience that is expecting a period of somber reflection during the playing / singing of the Anthem………..That is Not Free Speech!!

NFL, you need to educate yourself and your employees on what Free speech entails and what it does not allow. You cannot hold a specific event, for a specific purpose, invite the public, and then inflict them with something they had no-choice in attending!!……….Did you tell the Public beforehand, did you allow them the choice? Free speech is Not in-practice when you compel and deceive others to listen and /or observe what you have to protest!!

Captive audiences are Not willing participants in the practice of “Free Speech”, if you take away their choice. Thus your arrogant, and undisciplined “Protesters” were NOT practicing Free Speech.

The NFL, has Failed in Respecting and Honoring other “Teams” that have paved the way for you to Entertain others. Your Teams have Failed in the transference of Mutual Respect for other real American Teams, far better, and more disciplined then they.

…………I am shamed that the NFL, (allegedly) is a compilation of representative “Home-Teams”, that in Theory are supposed to represent America. Yet you have done Nothing to quell this Unconstitutional practice, alleged, to be “free speech” by your team members and their employees, because you have NOT educated yourselves on what is Free speech!

You have allowed the practice of Disrespecting and Dishonoring those who protected you before and those who protect you now, without consequence. Had we as Americans and Soldiers, decided to protest “at-will” without regard for the rest of our American Team, then we would have Failed as Citizens, and Americans representing our Country……….A Failure, by your “Teams”,  seems to be embraced by your Silence!!

You have Shamed and Disgraced us All!!

Wasn’t it sufficient embarrassment for the NFL, when you took American Tax dollars to display “Paid-for-Patriotism” to War Veterans, at your games? Hollow exercises in (lets pretend we care about you) Patriotism, paid for with our Tax dollars, should have been enough shame for you to have shown better Respect and Discipline, and insist that your employees merely come to the game and do what they are paid to do???  Has it become so “Politically Correct” that you cannot ask employees to do their job anymore?  Has the Greed of making so much money, blinded the NFL, to the unspoken Patriotic, Higher duty you should have towards America’s people? We did our job on your behalf, as your employees should have done, on behalf of those in attendance, and throughout the Country.

All Grievances should be heard, but Free Speech like all protected Rights, come with Responsibilities, and those people in the stands, as those watching at home, have rights also, and you should have respected those boundaries. You took away their Free Choice, and thus your employees “protest” was NOT free speech. but Imposed Speech to captive citizens.

You may have groups of Players that play this overly-embellished game, BUT you don’t have any Teams,…………Not really!!

You can’t compare to our American Teams, of the Army,  Navy,  Air Force, National Guard, and (of course), the Marines…………….Impossible!!

As a final note,………..The National Anthem, was played, not for your employees, or even for those in the stands………….It was played to remind us ALL of those “Empty-seats” in all Stadiums and all Arenas, where good Americans will never be present to attend, because of the sacrifice they made…………….What Sacrifice have you made????

What Shame you have brought to their Memory!!

Thomas Pastore, Vietnam Veteran / USMC, whose memory has served me by reviving some Archived remembrances of those I served with, lived with, and patrolled with. I submit them to you, in the hopes of bringing some reality where delusion now presides.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS

This is a difficult rebuttal to write because of the lingering brainwashing that still remains in my sub-conscious, but the facts gathered after ten years of relentless research are indisputable. The grifters that inhabit our media, education and government have done a remarkable job of implanting an indestructible love for our own destruction in our brains. The author above is a prime example of an ignorant hero. There was a time when I would have wiped his ass if needed, but today I feel a pity for him that’s hard to explain. It was my experience in the military that changed my direction and attitude about wars fought for profit, and after all these years there still lingers the doubt that the thrill of murdering someone falsely accused of debauchery is somehow acceptable.  Vietnam was the perfect example of how good men can be turned into killers of innocent human beings. But so were the wars of all nations. The international Investment Bankers dead and alive are laughing their asses off. The following words are more powerful than chemicals in our brain: the star spangled banner, the pledge of allegiance, the Constitution, the declaration of Independence, Old Glory, have effectively altered our common sense. We now live in a time when debauchery is socially acceptable.

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wethepeople@anationbeguiled.com

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