“I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Our guilty conscience is working overtime these days. It seems, according to many politicians and pundits, that we and the rest of productive humanity, are somehow responsible for the inequities and social injustices being perpetrated on the poor, who are trapped in “poor-dom”, by those of us who are a little better well off. The pundits and politicians want to rectify this tragic injustice (and have) by doing what the socialist Karl Marx advanced, and that is to “take from those with the greatest capability (those of us who are a little better well off) and turn our sweat, blood, tears, effort and money over to those with the greatest need”, you know, those poor folks who are forever trapped in “poor-dom.” Who gets the job of turning our tax money over to those hapless victims, the government of course, the great champion of the poor, the aged and the downtrodden, or the Blacks, Latinos and the LGBT crowd ….. in exchange for votes. Continue reading →
In the car the other evening, while waiting for a grandson to exit the local grocery store, we stumbled upon Mark Levin’s radio show where he was going down the list on how government corrupted the elements of liberty that were spelled out in the U. S. Constitution. He focused on government’s perversion of the “Commerce” and “Necessary and Proper” clauses, as delineated in Article 1, Section 8. Of course, these weren’t the only perversions of liberty perpetrated by a government that had been given its head to do just about anything it wanted to do because WE THE PEOPLE turned away from our duty to hold government accountable. Sadly, if the people won’t hold government accountable, they get what they deserve and what they get is slowly evolving slavery. Continue reading →
It’s taken just about 150 years for the Party of Lincoln to become a mirror image of the Democrat Party. It’s taken about 150 years for that same Party to forsake its basic principles of liberty as the Founding Fathers had envisioned liberty in the Declaration of Independence and codified into law in the U. S. Constitution. Conversely, it has taken about 150 years for the Democrat Party to become the mirror image of a so-called socialist utopia as envisioned by Karl Marx.
One might ask how did this come about? It happened quite simply actually, without anyone being aware of it. First, America went from an agrarian culture to an industrial culture in the middle to late 1800’s. Small cities began to grow into big cities to feed industrialization. Chicago literally blew up almost overnight when the trains came and because of its centralized location to the grain and livestock resources of the mid West. Being situated on Lake Michigan also allowed ship and barge travel to and from the Eastern big cities. Continue reading →
Several weeks ago there was a knock at the front door just after dinnertime. We weren’t expecting anyone and I cautiously opened the door to see what appeared to be a homeless man standing on our porch. Our doorbell camera caught his image.
I asked him what he wanted and he replied in perfect English with, “are you the author that writes about the IRS.” I nodded in affirmation and then he said, “I need to talk to you.” I asked him, “why?” He said, “I have a story to tell that you won’t believe that has left me in this condition, homeless and on the street, at the hands of the IRS.”
What came out of his mouth belied his appearance. He was well spoken, articulate and his voice had an element of authority in it. He was obviously well educated but he seemed over dressed for the weather. I didn’t know whether the way he looked was a purposeful disguise, or a result of unfortunate circumstances. I suspected the former. Continue reading →
At great risk to our own personal safety, our last two articles had to do with the heavy hand of the IRS and our efforts to ABOLISH THE IRS. It’s too soon to tell whether we will pay a price for our audacity to challenge Goliath. Nevertheless, the interest in our effort has been brisk.
Nevertheless, to further our efforts we created special lyrics to a Youtube video entitled “The IRS Blows My Mind” to the song, “The Windmills of Your Mind.” You’ll get a kick out of it.
But this week we delve into the heavy hand of government on private citizens and in this case a Virginia farmer. His story should send shivers up and down the back of every American but only a very few will see the whole picture and what it foretells. Continue reading →
Last week in our article entitled “Save the USA – Abolish the IRS“, we gave compelling arguments on why the IRS should be abolished. At the same time we launched our new website with the same name. On the website we announced six different ways in which we would accomplish that task. Item number 5 in that list of six different ways stated the following:
“5. As part of the confusion of the Income Tax Code (Title 26 USC), the question arises on who is “liable” to pay income taxes. Upon a strict interpretation of the Code, the answer seems to be that the average American citizen is NOT “liable” to pay federal income taxes and yet millions of Americans overlook this conflict and pay their taxes in compliance with what appears to be not required under the Code. Continue reading →
“The Internal Revenue Service is more ruthless than the Gestapo. Abolish the IRS. Stamp out organized crime.”~ Evel Knievel
Many of our readers are aware of our continuing battle with the IRS and the many articles we have written taking them to task. But we’re just one IRS story. Millions, and we do mean millions, of Americans have fallen victim to this rogue, inept, out-of-control, bureaucratic agency that is relentless in its pursuit of your tax dollars to the point of abuse, harassment, blackmail, coercion, bungling mismanagement, law-creating, law breaking, corruption and blatant criminality. If you think you are protected from the IRS by the 4th, 5th and 14th Amendments against illegal search and seizures, violations of due process or constitutional rights, or protected against self-incrimination, think again. Every time you sign the “Jurat” statement at the bottom of Form 1040 under penalty of perjury, you have abrogated your 4th and 5th Amendment rights and opened yourself up to being penalized or charged with a crime because the Internal Revenue Code is basically unconstitutional, complex and is rife with errors, omissions and conflicts. Continue reading →
It has been two years and 10 months since the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released its 70-page report on the investigation into the IRS illegal targeting of conservative groups. The investigation started in February 2012 and lasted until June of 2014. During the investigation there were three IRS Commissioners, ending with Commissioner John Koskinen, who is still in office as we write this article, even though he was found to have provided false testimony to the Committee, along with cover up and obstruction of justice. From the Committee’s report:
“The Oversight Committee conducted dozens of transcribed interviews with Treasury and IRS staff and determined that the former Director of Tax-Exempt Organizations (EO) at the IRS, Lois Lerner, was the at the center of these efforts to target political groups. Lerner asserted her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination before the Oversight Committee, declining to answer questions while simultaneously asserting her innocence.” Continue reading →
“If illegal aliens can break our laws and get rewarded for it, if illegal aliens have more rights than the taxpayers that pay the billions of dollars to support illegal immigration, then there is no law and we become a de facto lawless nation without borders and without sovereignty.”~ Ron Ewart
For over eleven years we have been writing a weekly column pointing out the injustices inflicted upon Americans and the American taxpayer by government and special interests. But no injustice is more egregious than allowing foreign nationals to invade our country by the millions where they get to profit from the invasion, rather than being put in jail or deported as they would be in any other country. No other sovereign nation on earth allows illegal immigration to exist on such an enormous scale, as does the United States of America. What is even more unfathomable is why this injustice doesn’t fester in the hearts and minds of the American people to the point where they put an immediate halt to it, or fire those in government who are responsible. What does it take for the American people to rise up against this injustice in full force and fury, as they should? Continue reading →
Author’s NOTE: This article has nothing immediately to do with our contemporary problems as a nation and as a people. And then again, it may have EVERYTHING to do with our current problems as a people and as a nation because it deals with the principles of individual freedom and sovereignty and who HAS the real power, but only if they have the courage to exercise that power. We write these kinds of articles from time to time to bring a much-needed focus to the issues. ~ R. E.
The U. S. Constitution and the Constitution of the several states do not start out with “We the Government”, or “We the Group”, or “We the Collective“, or “We the King.” They all start out with “We The People” and for good reason. The whole concept of “We the People” was and still is based on the fundamental law that each person is endowed with personal sovereignty over their lives and their property. America’s total foundation was built upon sovereignty resting in the people, not the government. Government was limited to seventeen (17) enumerated powers. All other rights were reserved unto the states and the people. Each individual person is equal to all other persons, as joint tenants in a government created by them, with the right to throw off that government or “….. to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” Continue reading →
Each week we share lunch with a highly experienced, wise, knowledgeable businessman in his seventies and we talk about the issues that many informed Americans talk about. He reads our articles every week and we discuss the articles as they relate to what is going on in our local, national and global world. He often mentions that we write about what is wrong with America, but we never write about the solutions. To that end this current article addresses his concern. ~ R.E.
How did we manage to let life and the solutions to our individual and collective problems become so complicated? How is it that only politicians can take the laws of physics, economics and the principles of freedom and liberty and screw them up so badly? Do we have a national or sovereignty death wish? Do we value freedom so little that we will cast it aside for security, political expediency, a socialist agenda, very costly radical environmental policies that erase our liberties, or a one-world-order that bears no relation to the individual rights under our Constitution? Have we become so naive, ignorant, self-absorbed and apathetic that we would succumb to the propaganda from government, where a handout from them, or a new law, carries with it the handcuffs of slavery? Continue reading →
“Never have so many been duped and conned by so few.” ~ Ron Ewart
Something must have fried the brains of most of the American population, with the possible exception of those over 70. People over 70, for the most part, managed to escape the intense Progressive brainwashing that has dumbed down the lion’s share of Americans over the last four decades. This is in evidence because most of the people that respond to our weekly column are over 70, some well over 70. It is further in evidence by the millions of millennials coming out in support of the socialist, Bernie Sanders for President. Continue reading →
“The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.” ~ Konrad Adenauer, First Chancellor of West Germany 1949 to 1963
Back in October of 2012 we wrote an article describing our “Little Black Box” theory. We wrote: “This theory applies across the board to almost everything we believe in and everything we do in our lives. It is inescapable and what is in the “Little Black Box” determines, to a large margin, how our lives will turn out. It determines our thoughts, religious beliefs, sexual proclivities, our fears, our strengths, our weaknesses, our successes or failures and even our political persuasions.” Continue reading →
“Life is a fight, a fight to stay alive and a fight to keep others and government from taking your life or your liberty from you. Acknowledge that fact and you might just survive as a free man. Those awash in self-pity and think of themselves as victims will never be free and they will be a heavy burden on the rest of society.” ~ Ron Ewart
In the year 1620 and beyond, they crossed the Atlantic in sailing ships to get to America and freedom. The journey could take anywhere from six to 12 weeks to make the crossing, depending on the winds. Life aboard ship was primitive at best. Firsthand accounts speak of illness, cramped quarters, food and water rations. They had to endure scurvy, diphtheria, dysentery and seasickness. They were at the mercy of the captain, ship owners ….. and the sea. Many of them died during the passage. Because the journey was so long, when passengers died, their bodies were thrown overboard because there was no way to store them on the ship. The bones of thousands of Pilgrims are held forever in the bosom of the Atlantic Ocean, on their failed journey to freedom. Continue reading →
According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 68,000 American bridges are structurally deficient. They estimate the cost to repair and maintain those bridges at $71 Billion. The Transportation.gov website has determined that most of America’s roads are in poor condition, ranging from 19% in Georgia to 73% in Illinois.
Any good engineer will tell you that “deferred maintenance” (putting off repairs and maintenance) leads to higher costs ….. much higher costs. “Deferred maintenance” is what America has done to her roads, bridges, train tracks, tunnels, airports, water and sewer lines, natural gas and oil pipelines and electrical generation and power distribution facilities. Continue reading →
The Democrats are shocked, dumbstruck, blinded-sided and apoplectic! How could a brash, untamed, crude billionaire businessman appear on the political scene and shake the very timbers of 100 plus years of Progressive rule? How dare this champion slayer of the establishment, challenge the Progressive Way that has been silently and with premeditation, infiltrated the fabric of America and lies embedded in every American institution, as well as being buried in the “Little Black Box” of at least four generations of millions of duped Americans. (See “Little Black Box Theory“) Continue reading →
Pardon me boys – is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?
Last week we described how “Sanctuary Cities Slap Every Lawful American in the Face.” But sanctuary cities are just a symptom of a much larger problem. That larger problem lies in the grossly negligent, if not criminal mismanagement of the existing immigration system and immigration law, by the federal government. It is also embodied in the unconstitutional, irrational compassion displayed by liberal Americans and politicians over the plight of the nation’s poor, minorities, or illegal immigrants, millions of whom want to live off billions of American taxpayer dollars through government-enforced charity. Continue reading →
It’s not just cities that are providing a safe haven for illegal alien lawbreakers that include aliens who have been deported, murderers, robbers, thieves, rapists, pimps, con artists, drug smugglers, human trafficking perpetrators, terrorists and others of a deplorable nature, and yes, some non-criminal individuals and families. There are several states, as well as multiple counties in almost every state that defy Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with their sanctuary policies. About 300 jurisdictions in America have been identified by ICE as having a policy, or are non-cooperative when it comes to immigration enforcement. Many cities, like Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York are in open defiance of federal immigration law, with their respective mayors publicly thumbing their collective noses at immigration authorities. Continue reading →
Now before you turn all red faced and apoplectic from the title, we’ll explain. Our last week’s article was entitled “Putin Needs to be Injected With a Large Dose of Estrogen“. In the 11 years we have been writing a weekly column, we have never received so many vitriolic, vile and openly hostile responses to one of our articles. The “hate America” crew and 911 Conspiracy Theorists came out of the woodwork to attack the entire premise of the article, which was Putin just isn’t a good guy and is in fact an existential threat to American sovereignty and security. Continue reading →
“Either subdue the bully or the bully will own you, or enslave you, or kill you.” ~ Ron Ewart
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, or dictator if you will, is the ultimate alpha male, loaded with testosterone, insane as a bull elephant in musk and crazy like a fox. He is the mirror image of most despots in the persona of a Hitler, a Lenin, a Stalin, or even Mao of China. He’s obsessed with himself and obsessed with power, as are all despots.
NOTE:We have taken a lot of “blowback” (criticism) on this article. We answer those criticisms in our next column. Continue reading →
To millions of Americans, the environmental movement has become a cult-like obsession that has consumed the collective mindset with emotional hogwash, propaganda, outright lies and irrational guilt. Some have labeled this cult, “The Green Plague.” (The “Plague”)
The “Plague” is based on the false premise that humans are a virus infection on Mother Earth and every aspect of human life most be regulated to the “nth” degree to protect the “Mother”. In reality, humans are but a part of the evolutionary and natural processes of Earth and those processes, not environmentalists or governments, will determine the final outcome. Continue reading →
“Progressivism started out as a social movement in response to the injustices of the industrial revolution and government corruption. Like many such movements, Progressivism began as a worthy cause. But the Democrats saw a political opportunity and adopted Progressivism as their party platform. It then evolved into a means to an end ….. perpetual political power. It further evolved into European-style socialism, which it is today. Ignorant, weak Americans bought Progressive-style government dependency hook, line and sinker and they liked it. All that ‘free’ stuff only cost them a vote for the providers-in-thief ….. and their liberty.“ ~ Ron Ewart
THE NUMBER 1 PUNCH:
There were two polar-opposite happenings created out of the industrial revolution. First, capital was created at an unprecedented rate and the using of that capital for political purposes became commonplace, leading to massive corruption. Some have said that there was so much capital in the hands of an elite few, they could buy the presidency ….. or have one assassinated. Second and far worse, workers were being treated inhumanly, as if they were beasts of burden. Continue reading →
Dawn was breaking over the Circle P in Western Wyoming. The Sun had just barely broken above the East horizon and the growing light cast an eerie pinkish glow on the Grand Tetons. A few puffy clouds lingered at the top of the peaks but would soon disappear from the Sun’s rising heat. The sky was not yet blue. The deciduous trees on the hillside had already turned to several shades of yellow and orange but appeared in dark tones because of the early morning light. Winter was just around the corner.
The valley below the ranch house was still shrouded in a low ground fog. A horse’s rump and head without any legs and a hundred fence-post tops in a row appeared above the fog, like a pastel picture only half painted… Continue reading →
Yes, Donald Trump has been elected President, but the situation America faces is just as dire as it was before November 8th, 2016. The accumulated difficulties that have piled up over the last 100 years are not going to go away in a Trump four-year term. A sagging economy, illegal immigration, globalism, the death spiral of Obama Care, radical environmentalism, eroding property rights, out-of-control federal bureaucracies, an insane energy policy, political correctness, public school socialist indoctrination, a widening racial gap, run-away welfare, a non-existent foreign policy with our friends AND our enemies and the lack of a strategy to defeat radical Islam will still be with us. It remains to be seen whether Trump can do all of the things he says he would do. He will be up against a high percentage of the electorate that considers him to be their enemy. Huge protests and riots exploded in big cities all over America the day after the election. Continue reading →
At the start of this great country, around 1776, there might have been 3 million inhabitants of the Continental United States, mostly concentrated along the East Coast in the original thirteen colonies, not including the native population. Now at 320,000,000, we are more than 100 times that 3,000,000.
The space between inhabitants in the late 1700’s was fairly significant. News was printed and sometimes took days, weeks, or even months to reach the far outreaches of the Republic. The country was mostly agrarian, as the industrial revolution and the corresponding rush to big cities had not yet begun. After the revolution secured America’s freedom, Americans took up the task of living as free individuals with the freedom of space to insulate them from the vagaries of abnormal human behavior. Americans were spread out, productive, creative, industrious, generous and mostly civil, the Hatfield and McCoys not withstanding. There was no government assistance available and yet they survived. Continue reading →
On first blush, what we relay here may appear to be really bizarre and then again, maybe it is just normal business for the Clintons.
A curious thing happened several weeks ago. We debated for some time on whether we should even tell it. We received a call from a man with a noticeable mid-eastern accent. Our caller ID said the number was “unavailable”. The man called himself Haidar, but we suspected that Haidar was not his real name. He said he wanted a meeting and when we asked why, he was evasive but said that what he had to say was very important and could have national and international implications and might even effect the upcoming election. We almost hung up on him, but decided to see what else he had to say… Continue reading →
Since the days of the Indus Valley, Babylonians and Mesopotamia over 5,000 years ago, people have struggled to be free from control of the ruling classes. But those who rule have most always had the weapons and resources to keep the masses from exercising their God-given rights to live free. Continue reading →
In the summer of 2014, Obama’s Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), started shipping tens of thousands of Mexican and Central American minor children in busloads into communities all over the U. S. On July 3, 2014, Murrieta, a little town in California, got wind of the impending hordes being dumped on their town and formed a blockade to stop the buses. The buses were forced to turn around and travel to processing centers in San Diego and El Centro. The town’s people were successful in stopping the “dump” of illegal aliens on their town and probably saved their city budget several million dollars. But other cities and towns across America were and are not so fortunate. Continue reading →
In approximately 55 years, the national debt went from somewhere near $1 Trillion to $19 Trillion, or a 1900% increase. In 2008, after two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and before Obama took office, the national debt was 76% of America’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). But wars always create debt. However, by 2015, under Obama, a Democrat, the national debt shot up to over 104% of GDP. On its current path with an anemic GDP growth rate of less than 2%, the national debt will increase to 136% of GDP in 10 years, a financial death spiral, created by mostly Democrats and over 100 years of Progressivism. Continue reading →
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy
Put two people in a room and disagreement, at times, is a virtual certainty. Put 320,000,000 people in a nation and disagreement, sometimes violent, is a daily fact of life. Now add to the mix a heavy dose of multi-culturalism and the brew gets even more volatile. Then add 86,000,000 Americans being forced to pay for the livelihoods of 148,000,000 unproductive Americans and the brew becomes explosive. (Those 148,000,000 Americans think everything is just fine and they can vote to keep it that way.)
In that same nation, millions of illegal aliens are allowed to enter, almost unimpeded and encouraged by a liberal government. They get on the welfare rolls thus costing those 86,000,000 productive Americans billions of dollars in taxes for illegal-alien subsistence and millions of lost jobs, not to mention the drugs, rape, robbery and murder brought to America by the fairly large illegal-alien criminal element. Continue reading →