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May 8, 2014

Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff

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Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto by Matt Kibbe is an excellent treatise on the state of liberty in the 21st century and a roadmap back to our precious Rights and Freedoms. 

While written to an American audience, the principles he outlines apply equally to we freedom-loving citizens here in Canada.

In this essential manifesto of the new libertarian movement, New York Times bestselling author and president of FreedomWorks Matt Kibbe makes a stand for individual liberty and shows us what we must do to preserve our freedom.

Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff is a rational yet passionate argument that defends the principles upon which America was founded—principles shared by citizens across the political spectrum. The Constitution grants each American the right to self-determination, to be protected from others whose actions are destructive to their lives and property. Yet as Kibbe persuasively shows, the political and corporate establishment consolidates its power by infringing upon our independence—from taxes to regulations to spying—ultimately eroding the ideals, codified in law, that have made the United States unique in history.

Kibbe offers a surefire plan for reclaiming our inalienable rights and regaining control of our lives, grounded in six simple rules:

  1. Dont-Hurt-People-and-Dont-Take-Their-StuffDon’t hurt people
    Free people just want to be left alone, not hassled or harmed by someone else with an agenda or designs over their life and property.
  2. Don’t take people’s stuff 
    America’s founders fought to ensure property rights and our individual right to the fruits of our labors.
  3. Take responsibility 
    Liberty takes responsibility. Don’t sit around waiting for someone else to solve your problems.
  4. Work for it 
    For every action there is an equal reaction. Work hard and you’ll be rewarded.
  5. Mind your own business
    Free people live and let live.
  6. Fight the power
    Thanks to the Internet and the decentralization of knowledge, there are more opportunities than ever to take a stand against corrupt authority.

These 6 rules are simple, but as with most things “simple”, they are not easy. 

Defending Rights and Freedoms Takes WorkOur own complacency is the first roadblock to kick in.  Someone else will do it.  I don’t have time.  I’m too tired… the excuses we make for our own inaction are endless.  The very first thing we must do is kick ourselves in the behind and do what is put in front of us to do.

That’s all.

Fighting for our Liberty takes effort.  It takes time.  It often takes money, too.

Each and every one of us must prioritize what is most important to us and act accordingly.

If defending Liberty is important to you it, your actions will show it.  If your actions are not showing your commitment, then you and only you can do something about it.

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September 30, 2013

Gov’t of Canada Implements Cypress-style bank account theft in Economic Action Plan 2013

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bankOne year ago the island state of Cypress stole money from its citizens and gave it to major bank, one of which folded anyway. Calling the theft “a necessary measure” to keep the state economically viable, politicians rewarded the very institutions responsible for the economic crisis gripping the tiny nation.

The banks will do anything to avoid the consequences of their own selfish acts and if that means stealing the bank accounts of mere citizens, well, that is precisely what they will do.

Since the political backlash from such a massive theft was so minimal, bankers in other nations are taking their cue from Cypress and lobbying politicians to steal from the bank accounts of “large deposit holders” on the premise that if you’ve been successful and earned a lot of money you must be punished for that success.

Cypress politicians stole over 10.6 billion Euros (yes, that’s with a “B”) from its citizens and handed it over to the banks. That level of government theft is astounding and unprecedented.

And it’s now being repeated elsewhere in the world.

Italy, Poland and New Zealand have all begun the process of stealing from productive citizens and handing that money over to their major banks.

Think we’re immune to such a thing here in Canada? You’d best think again.

Canada’s “Economic Action Plan 2013” specifically contains a provision for the Government of Canada to steal money from your bank account and give it to this nation’s major banks.

“This new budget actually proposes to implement a ‘bail-in’ regime for systemically important banks’ in Canada,” financial expert Michael Snyder wrote on The Economic Collapse Blog in his article “Cyprus-Style Wealth Confiscation Is Now Starting To Happen All Over The Globe.”

Now that “bail-ins” have become accepted practice all over the planet, no bank account and no pension fund will ever be 100% safe again. In fact, Cyprus-style wealth confiscation is already starting to happen all around the world. As you will read about below, private pension funds were just raided by the government in Poland, and a “bail-in” is being organized for one of the largest banks in Italy.

Unfortunately, this is just the beginning. The precedent that was set in Cyprus is being used as a template for establishing bail-in procedures in New Zealand, Canada and all over Europe. It is only a matter of time before we see this exact same type of thing happen in the United States as well. From now on, anyone that keeps a large amount of money in any single bank account or retirement fund is being incredibly foolish.

Mr. Snyder provides examples from numerous nations around the world and then explains the situation for we “mere citizens” of Canada.

Incredibly, even Canada is moving toward adopting these “bank bail-ins”. In a previous article, I explained that “bail-ins” were even part of the new Canadian government budget…

Cyprus-style “bail-ins” are actually proposed in the new Canadian government budget. When I first heard about this I was quite skeptical, so I went and looked it up for myself. And guess what? It is right there in black and white on pages 144 and 145 of “Economic Action Plan 2013” which the Harper government has already submitted to the House of Commons. This new budget actually proposes “to implement a ‘bail-in’ regime for systemically important banks” in Canada. “Economic Action Plan 2013” was submitted on March 21st, which means that this “bail-in regime” was likely being planned long before the crisis in Cyprus ever erupted.

So what does all of this mean for us?

It means that the governments of the world are eyeing our money as part of the solution to any future failures of major banks.

As a result, there is no longer any truly “safe” place to put your money.

One of the best ways to protect yourself is to spread your money around. In other words, don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. If you have your money a bunch of different places, it is going to be much harder for the government to grab it all.

But if you don’t listen to the warnings and you continue to keep all of your wealth in one giant pile somewhere, don’t be surprised when you get wiped out in a single moment someday.

I’m no fan of the Liberal Party of Canada, but you can rest assured they will NOT repeal this should Shiny Pony and his party win the next federal election.

When so-called “conservatives” decide stealing from its citizens is acceptable, there are no conservatives principles left in the corridors of power. The Conservative Party of Canada has, with the introduction of “Economic Action Plan 2013” proven they are conservative-in-name-only.

This does not bode well for Canada.

If you find the idea of stealing money from the personal bank accounts of Canadians to finance the failures of big bank abhorrent then I urge you to write and call Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and your own local Member of Parliament and make it clear their newfound path is… unacceptable.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Telephone: 613-992-4211
Fax: 613-941-6900
EMail: stephen.harper@parl.gc.ca

Minister of Finance James Flaherty
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Telephone: 613-992-6344
Fax: 613-992-8320
EMail: jim.flaherty@parl.gc.ca

To find your own Member of Parliament’s contact information please visit:

http://www.parl.gc.ca/MembersOfParliament/MainMPsCompleteList.aspx?TimePeriod=Current&Language=E

If you do not explain to our elected “representatives” in very clear terms that their “Economic Action Plan 2013” is repulsive and unacceptable they will happily steal from you and justify that theft by saying

“It’s for your own good.”

Let me assure you, the following excerpt from Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013 is NOT for your own good, but the banks Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty support.

Establishing a Risk Management Framework for Domestic Systemically Important Banks

Economic Action Plan 2013 will implement a comprehensive risk management framework for Canada’s systemically important banks.

Canada’s large banks are a source of strength for the Canadian economy. Our large banks have become increasingly successful in international
markets, creating jobs at home.

The Government also recognizes the need to manage the risks associated with systemically important banks—those banks whose distress or failure could cause a disruption to the financial system and, in turn, negative impacts on the economy. This requires strong prudential oversight and a robust set of options for resolving these institutions without the use of taxpayer funds, in the unlikely event that one becomes non-viable.

The Government intends to implement a comprehensive risk management framework for Canada’s systemically important banks. This framework will be consistent with reforms in other countries and key international standards, such as the Financial Stability Board’s Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions, and will work alongside the existing Canadian regulatory capital regime. The risk management framework will include the following elements:

  • Systemically important banks will face a higher capital requirement, as determined by the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.
  • The Government proposes to implement a ?bail-in? regime for systemically important banks. This regime will be designed to ensure that, in the unlikely event that a systemically important bank depletes its capital, the bank can be recapitalized and returned to viability through the very rapid conversion of certain bank liabilities into regulatory capital. This will reduce risks for taxpayers. The Government will consult
    stakeholders on how best to implement a bail-in regime in Canada. Implementation timelines will allow for a smooth transition for affected institutions, investors and other market participants.
  • Systemically important banks will continue to be subject to existing risk management requirements, including enhanced supervision and recovery and resolution plans.

This risk management framework will limit the unfair advantage that could be gained by Canada’s systemically important banks through the mistaken belief by investors and other market participants that these institutions are ? too big to fail.

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October 17, 2012

“Premier Dad” quits suddenly… Good News or the first step to very bad news?

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“Premier Dad”, aka Dalton McGuinty, quit his post as Premier of Ontario suddenly and without warning.  While it may be good news for Ontario that the big government Liberal will be gone soon, it may be very bad news for the nation of Canada as a whole.

While “Premier Dad” hasn’t said anything yet, he also hasn’t ruled out a run for the federal Liberal Party leadership in a run-up to becoming, he hopes and I cringe, “Prime Minster Dad” at some point in the future.

The premier’s winning electoral record immediately inspired rumours he would run for the leadership of the federal Liberal Party and challenge Justin Trudeau, but he repeatedly deflected the question saying he had “no plans” to do so.

McGuinty’s policies have failed spectacularly in Ontario.  His massive spending increased Ontario’s debt endlessly, despite having no way to pay for it.  No way, that is, except to claim Ontario as a “have not” province to suck more money out of Alberta.

He presided over massive scandals such as eHealth, ORNG, Ontario Power Authority and failed bailouts to green energy companies.  The last thing we need is another scandal-laden Liberal vying for the Prime Minister’s office.

In writing a list of McGuinty’s failures, blogger “JackAndCokeWithALime” wrote:

Without a doubt, Dalton McGuinty is the most scandal-plagued, tax-spend-and-waste, unethical, integrity-deficient Premier that Ontario has ever had in its entire history.  And even though this should be obvious to all Ontarians, McGuinty’s gift of being able to talk his way out of anything often leaves Ontarians questioning their hurtful experiences and falling for his “Premier Dad” routine of manipulation.  McGuinty could literally get away with murder by convincing Ontarians that “though this was not the easy thing to do, it was the right thing to do“.

That said, there is a new scandal breaking right now for McGuinty, as it appears that he lied to Parliament and his own party about what he knew and when in the cancellation of two gas plants in Mississauga and Oakville, both Liberal-held ridings.  The cancellations left Ontario Taxpayers (or should I say Alberta’s Taxpayers) on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Failure after failure, scandal after scandal…  Yeah, that sounds about right for a Liberal wanting to become Prime Minister, doesn’t it?

Unless you want to count Justin Trudeau, of course, the substitute drama teacher who has never done anything except flaunt himself in front of television cameras at every opportunity.

Not much of a choice… Canada’s Obama in Justin Trudeau (I’ve never done anything but promise I will some day!) or a man who has proven to be grossly inept at managing an economy and a government…

God save us from our Liberal Saviours!!!

 

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September 20, 2012

The Cult of Obama’s ObamaNation Flag for sale on Obama’s official website!

The Cult of Obama, remaking America in his own image

The Cult of Obama, remaking America in his own image.  One Nation Under … Obama???

One Nation Under … Obama???

The Cult of Obama knows no shame. Remaking the United States in his divine image, Barack Hussein Obama has released his idea of the new American Flag.

Excuse me while I vomit into the nearest garbage can…

This piece of trash and another similar version in the outline of the continental United States are for sale on BarackObama.com, the Pretender In Chief’s personal website devoted to the Cult of Obama.

The Cult of Obama is filled with true believers, that Obama is the Messiah and has come to save them from the evils of … well… everything not Obama.

It’s sad that while Obama continues to violate the law he will never be charged for a crime or challenged by the Lame-Stream Media.  This time he violates the U.S. Flag Code-Title 4, Ch. 1, Sec. 3 which states:

Use of flag for advertising purposes; mutilation of flag

Any person who, within the District of Columbia, in any manner, for exhibition or display, shall place or cause to be placed any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing, or any advertisement of any nature upon any flag, standard, colors, or ensign of the United States of America;

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September 19, 2012

Since Pauline Marois is so ashamed to be Canadian maybe we ought to cut off the money tap

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I find it thoroughly repulsive that the so-called Premier-elect of Quebec, Pauline Marois, removed the Canadian flag from the Quebec Legislature when she was sworn in.

As the premier of a Canadian province she ought to have a little more class than that, one would hope.  But as a separatist at heart it seems she just couldn’t wait to slap Canadians across our collective faces.

Well, since the Canadian flag isn’t good enough for Pauline Marois and Quebec, surely our money isn’t good enough for her either.

Cut off the money tap to Quebec effective immediately.

Take the $8 BILLION per year that Quebec sucks out of us in transfer payments and pour it back into the rest of Canada… you know… the parts that aren’t ashamed to fly the Canadian flag.

The Canadian Flag – the flag of the ENTIRE nation of Canada, despite what Pauline Marois and her merry band of morons believe.

Any bets on how long it takes her to come grovelling back to the feed trough once that money tap is turned off?

I bet she doesn’t last a week.

That said, if the good citizens of Quebec have any common sense and decency they will resoundingly denounce Marois’ reprehensible act.

They only have 4 more years to suffer through her ineptness and incompetence, and Canada has to suffer through 4 years of her constant threats to secede unless we pander to her ever whim and demand.

God help us all.

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June 15, 2012

Corrupt Politicians in Quartzsite, Arizona, have forgotten the lesson of Athens, Tennessee

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In 1946, loyal American Citizens were forced to take up arms as a last resort against corrupt government officials in the town of Athens, Tennessee. It looks like loyal American Citizens may have to take up arms again in the town of Quartzsite, Arizona, where corrupt government officials, having lost an election, refuse to leave office.

For those of us who love Freedom and Liberty, the story of the Battle for Athens, Tennessee is a familiar one.  Corrupt local officials refused to follow the law of the land, the Constitution, and needed to be removed.  The good citizens of Athens tried every peaceful option open to them.  They petitioned both the state and federal governments but were met with nothing but stark silence.

To quote the excellent article by Aaron Zelman of the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO):

On August 1-2, 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force as a last resort to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest open elections. For years they had asked for state or federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud (forged ballots, secret ballot counts and intimidation by armed sheriff’s deputies) by the local political boss. They got no help.

These Americans’ absolute refusal to knuckle under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government.

It is indeed the ageless story of Freedom vs. Tyranny and in the early days of August, 1946, Freedom won.  But that freedom came at a cost.  American citizens were forced to take up arms against fellow Americans who had fallen to the seductive power of tyranny over their fellow man.

Hallmark even made a movie (a clip from that movie is at the end of this article) about this amazing event called An American Story. It is a story that appears is about to be repeated in Quartzsite, Arizona if the petty tyrants that currently occupy the offices of power refuse to accept the Rule of Law.

You may recall that the tyrants of Quartzsite, Arizona, have been in the news before.  I wrote about it previously in an article titled Corrupt and Autocratic Politicians are the same the world over that showed how petty tyrants the world over always do the same things, starting with stripping people of their Right to Freedom of Speech.

At the time of that original article town officials, including the [allegedly] corrupt Police Chief Jeff Gilbert, literally dragged Jennifer Jones out of the June 28, 2011 Quartzsite council meeting for the crime of (gasp!) exercising her Right to Freedom of Speech.  This is America, after all, where the Right to Freedom of Speech actually exists and, in fact, is the very cornerstone of the United States Constitution! (more…)

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February 23, 2012

Sack the Menacing Marxist Agenda 21 and Subsidiary Programs

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When politicians were in full cry about the benefits of linking the state of Alaska with Canada’s province of British Columbia via rail back in 2004, the only thing I could visualize the trains hauling was human cargo.

One reason I envisioned something akin to the Jews and Gypsies herded onto cattle cars for their trip from Eastern Europe to the Nazi concentration camps is due to a United Nations brainchild called Smart Growth.

Smart Growth is just one of a multitude of methods for carrying out Agenda 21 that has been moving at a slow-motion, under-the-radar pace since the plan was hatched during the United Nations’ Earth Summit, a big environmental brainwashing conference staged in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992.

Yet the communistic theories have been on the drawing board since the United Nations was formed in 1945.

Over the years, Agenda 21’s insidious, ever-expanding tentacles have reached out in every direction to surreptitiously encapsulate every facet of people’s lives while they weren’t paying attention.

Agenda 21–which simply means “Agenda for the 21st Century”–is the ultimate plan of action to save the world from human activity. That means dismantling industrial civilization and relieving individuals of their right to own property, specifically real estate.

The Rio Earth Summit also produced the Convention on Biological Diversity; Framework Convention on Climate Change; and Statement of Forest Principles.

A host of ways and means was set up the same year to advance the ambitious Agenda 21. Working in collaboration with an incredibly large non-government organizational (NGO) structure, the United Nations formed a Commission with the cute-sounding name “Sustainable Development”.

One project among many others under the Sustainable Development umbrella is a Wildlands Project that calls for eliminating human presence. Its purpose is to “re-wild” landscape and return at least 50 percent of Canada as well as America’s 50 states back to a natural condition reminiscent of before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620.

Proponents of Smart Growth and the Wildlands Project rank the animal kingdom and bug population above importance to the intelligent human species. Therefore, low-life humans will have to be relocated into “special” habitat areas.

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December 20, 2011

Bob Rae’s Hypocrisy (and the Liberal Party’s along with it) knows no bounds

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Watching the ongoing furor over the living conditions on the Attawapiskat reserve provides some amazing educational moments, if one is paying attention.  If you listen only to the mainstream media, you would think the manufactured crisis on Attawapiskat just happened.

You certainly are not told the truth of the matter, which is that living conditions on this reserve have been this bad for almost a generation!

Bob Rae, in his rush to find a good photo op, has managed to get the mainstream media to NOT ask him two very simple questions:

1. Why did you do nothing to help the residents of Attawapiskat when you were Premier of Ontario?

2. Why did the Liberal Party of Canada not do anything over 20 years ago when they were in Government and these very same issues were brought up on this very same reserve?

How convenient now that neither Rae nor the Liberals are in power that this is called a tragedy and a shame on the Conservative Party, who currently forms government?

Hypocritical is a much better word, I think.

Rae ignored the issue entirely when he was Premier of Ontario.

NDP mouthpiece and political opportunist Charlie Angus, strangely silent for over a decade on the issue that is in HIS own riding, is suddenly jumping on the bandwagon to blame Conservatives for the disaster that is Attawapiskat.

Mark Bonokoski explains what should be happening to Angus:

The NDP’s Charlie Angus, whose riding of Timmins-James Bay includes the frozen septic tank of Attawapiskat, has been riding the tragedy in that northern Cree community like a rented mule in order to make political points, all while he should be taken to task by the Ottawa press gallery for either dereliction of duty or slowness to react.

Attawapiskat is not new. It has been festering in Angus’ backyard for as long as he has been in the House of Commons and yet, only now, has he got truly vocal about the continuing Third World living conditions he has overseen since 2004.

It’s not a lack of money that’s causing the problems on Attawapiskat .  It’s greed.

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December 13, 2011

Rod Blagojevich: When found guilty of corruption, suddenly he’s all apologetic

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Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois Governor who tried selling off Obama’s senate seat among many other things, was found guilty on 18 counts of corruption and sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

He’d claimed he was innocent for years, but upon being found guilty in a court of law, he’s suddenly all apologetic and contrite?

“I’m not blaming anyone. I was the governor, and I should have known better. I am just so incredibly sorry.”

I, for one, am not very convinced.

The epitome of the “entitled class”, Blagojevich felt it was his God-given right to do as he pleased at the expense of his own integrity and dignity, not to mention the citizens of Illinois.

The guy lied for over 3 years about what he had done, and like all good chameleons, is only truly sorry that he got caught.  He doesn’t really believe he did anything wrong, his current protestations to the contrary.

It’s awesome to see this hypocrite being sent off to prison for 14 years, and it would have been a better lesson to those that decide to run for public office if he had been sentenced to the maximum of life in prison.

That being said, it is a glorious sight to behold…a corrupt politician actually being held accountable for his criminal actions.

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