The Everlasting Phelps

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Change

October 31st, 2011

It’s been a while since we visited Obama’s Blueprint for Change.

Let’s see, “Barack Obama’s Plan to Secure America and Restore Our Standing”.

Talk to our Foes and Friends
Obama is willing to meet with the leaders of all nations, friend and foe. He will do the careful preparation
necessary, but will signal that America is ready to come to the table, and that he is willing to lead.

How about “Barack Obama’s Plan to Change Washington”, in the Ethics section?

Make White House Communications Public: Obama will amend executive orders to ensure that
communications about regulatory policymaking between persons outside government and all White House
staff are disclosed to the public.

Conduct Regulatory Agency Business in Public: Obama will require his appointees who lead the executive
branch departments and rulemaking agencies to conduct the significant business of the agency in public, so
that any citizen can watch these debates in person or on the Internet.

Release Presidential Records: Obama will nullify the Bush attempts to make the timely release of
presidential records more difficult.

Oh yeah, don’t want to miss this:

Reform the Political Appointee Process: FEMA Director Michael Brown was not qualified to head the
agency
, and the result was a disaster for the people of the Gulf Coast. But in an Obama administration,
every official will have to rise to the standard of proven excellence in the agency’s mission.

Most importantly, though, is “Barack Obama’s Plan for Restoring Fiscal Discipline”:

THE PROBLEM
Increasing Debt
Under President Bush, the federal debt has increased from $5.7 trillion to $8.8 trillion, an increase of more
than 50 percent.

Glad we identified the problem.  What’s the solution?

Reinstate PAYGO Rules: Obama believes that a critical step in restoring fiscal discipline is enforcing pay-asyou-go (PAYGO) budgeting rules which require new spending commitments or tax changes to be paid for by cuts to other programs or new revenue.

Reverse Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy: Obama will protect tax cuts for poor and middle class families, but he will reverse most of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers.

Cut Pork Barrel Spending: Obama introduced and passed bipartisan legislation that would require more disclosure and transparency for special-interest earmarks. Obama believes that spending that cannot withstand
public scrutiny cannot be justified.
Obama will slash earmarks to no greater than what they were in 2001 and ensure all spending decisions are open to the public.

All in all, I would say a solid B+.

Well Established

October 31st, 2011

Judge rules that he can find no authority to charge Occupy Nashville with curfew violation.

The right to assemble is well established.

The right to free speech is well established.

The right to petition redress for grievances is well established.

There is no more public or political space than the legislative plaza.

I’m pretty sure that means that every trooper in that plaza lost his qualified immunity for violating well-established civil rights as soon as the arrest started.

Sue the shit out of them.  It’s the only thing they understand.

How Tyranny Works

October 14th, 2011

Back in March, the FBI claims to have convicted a domestic terrorist.  His crime?  Minting his own silver coins.

“Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” U.S. Attorney Tompkins said in announcing the verdict. “While these forms of anti-government activities do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country,” she added.

That’s the law of the land now, right?  Not so fast.

Turns out that the Occupy Whatever goons had their emails archived.  And what has been looked into so far is interesting.  It’s not really a surprise; anyone who pays attention to Open Source Warfare could see the plan as soon as they started, but this confirms those suspicions.

And one of the aims of the “movement” is to destabilize the economy.

Just like NotHaus was accused of being a domestic terrorist for.

By the FBI’s own logic, the OWS crowd is a domestic terrorist organization.

So why aren’t there any arrests or charges?  Because the FBI is operating as an agent of tyranny.  Opponents of the current Chief Executive get charged and convicted, like NotHaus.  Allies of the Chief Executive, like The New Black Panther Party and the Occupy Whatever goons?  They get a pass.

It’s tyranny.  Straight up.

The Everlasting Phelps

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.