How to Reclaim Liberty Once Lost

How to reclaim liberty once it has been lost... Can we reclaim liberty? Is it even possible, so far down the road? John Adams said, “Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” We must act as though he were wrong. What can we do? Clearly voting does not matter. Even with Congress’ abysmal approval rating, the same derelicts are re-elected time after time. While we were sleeping, they . . . → Read More

Who Watches the Watchmen? It’s Supposed to be the Grand Jury!

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?” -Roman poet Juvenal, Satires "Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?" ("Who watches the watchmen?") -Roman poet Juvenal, SatiresWe have a policing problem in America. At heart, it’s not a problem unique to the police, or to America. Indeed, as Juvenal’s quote above indicates, it’s a problem the Romans were well aware of, too. Thanks to a slew of high-profile cases, much of the mainstream is . . . → Read More

The New “Lift Kentucky” Tax

sales-taxA friend alerted KyFreePress to the brand new marketing push for the tired old idea of passing a constitutional amendment giving local governments the “right” to authorize a 1% sales tax for “community” projects. It’s being branded as the Lift Kentucky tax. If history teaches us anything, it’s that a tax by its very nature enslaves the payer and diminishes the economy. . . . → Read More

The War on… Okra?

cannabis-okraRemember all of the police representatives opposing industrial hemp because they said they would have a difficult time distinguishing it from marijuana, and the hemp advocates saying that it’s very easy to tell the two apart? Well, maybe we gave them a bit too much credit. Apparently the Georgia governor’s task force for drug suppression can’t tell the difference between marijuana and okra. http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/okra-mistaken-pot-mans-garden/nhbHW/ That’s not to say that okra looks a lot like marijuana. . . . → Read More

Gapple and Oogle, Our Defenders: Names Encrypted for Their Security

fred-navheaderEditor’s note: I’ve been reading Fred Reed since about 2007. Although our focus here is on Kentucky politics, there are evil forces at work all around us. Fred explains tyranny in America — and our not-so-distant future — very well. Please read while I get back to prepping. by Fred Reed I read that Apple and Google have begun encrypting the data of customers so that nobody, including Apple and Google, have plaintext access to . . . → Read More

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