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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Every Branch And Vine

If one were standing on the brink of societal collapse and they knew it deep down, but society moved along, normalizing the absurd and treasonous, desperately trying to deny the obvious, what would you do? What have you done? It is at that point right now, is it not?

It is time for action, pure and simple. This is a nation gone insane, rationalizing everything designed to protect the people as a reason to protect the government from the people.

We, as citizens of America, have been given a valuable resource in the Constitution, but more importantly the letters and thoughts of those who fought the war for independence and those who inspired and led it. Nothing in their writing suggests that the government should be given ultimate authority over the people and that the people should submit for their own safety. This is an alien thought to those brave founders, it was in violent protest to this prospect which began the conflict.

The TSA, instituted by George Bush, is the exact sort of reasonable oppression that the gullible public typically embrace, which, a few years later, runs amok. The threat is always dire predictions of catastrophe that would befall the people were they to resist the tyranny. In the days of the American Revolution the British offered protection from Indian attack, from the hardships of the frontier and yet our forefathers shrugged off their compassionate threats and said: "We can do for ourselves."

Ours is a complex society. The government has stepped in to provide many things: maintained highways and roads; social security; protection from terrorism; protection from each other; all in the name of liberty, the freedom to travel, to conduct business for ourselves, but that is no longer an easy burden to carry and the yoke must be shrugged off and the chances taken.

The Liberty Summit is next weekend in Mercer, PA. It is a gathering of those who have acknowledged this fact, or it would seem. It is not so important that we see hundreds of people for the sake of numbers, it is important to know who will take the time to participate when the chips are down and the roll has been called. It is important to find the twenty or so people with whom one might begin their resistance to this onslaught of government oversight and control.

But, even if one does not participate in a gathering, their dedication to the idea, the principles that this government cannot go on ruling itself constitutional when it is not, is vital.

Tyranny does not begin with midnight trains and internment camps, it begins with a little safety rule, that while a good idea, buried deep within it is the concept that the government will help us keep ourselves safe. It begins with something as seemingly innocuous as a seat belt law, but in that seed is the growth of a giant tree extending every branch and vine into our lives, because we have accepted the idea that the government should enforce our own good thoughts on others. It comes when we think we can only be safe by making other people be safe.

It is a dangerous world out there. There are a lot of things that could hurt us and each one, each concern becomes a weapon of the tyrannical force that is our government. The fear of improperly prepared food, of sharp toys, are all that it takes to transform a nation of freedom into a prison. Every TSA agent who sifts through your things like a Nazi guard at a concentration camp, has that license to do so by your assent, by your concern for others and if you thought you were going to avoid them by taking a train, or driving a car, you are wrong. They will chip our cars and search the trains for our papers. They have the bug, they see the power and no government is able to resist that drug.

It is time to act against it, to take some chances, to let dangers exist before we find ourselves the safest of all people, those restrained from themselves, locked away in a padded room and fed sterile food and filtered water.


  1. Kidney or not, I'll be there. They have have to pull said organ from my corpse, but they'll get it eventually.
    Some things are too important to put off until later....others will wait.

  2. Well stated TL.
    I can't make it back east to be there bodily, but I will be there in spirit. Godspeed to all that are traveling to and from the Liberty Summit.
    Miss Violet

  3. Reminds me of this video in some aspects.

  4. We're already in that padded room, and the door is about to be locked. Good luck and Godspeed to all those attending the Summit. I'll be there in spirit, since finances do not permit a near 2,000 mile journey at this point in time...

  5. Yes Brock, powerful stuff about the why and how of the pitiful anecdote of crushing individualism of Liberty and Prosperity as it exists today.
    I can not say I have ever watched anything that exemplifies the evil of the tyranny we face in such stark real terms.
    The truth has a way of doing that.

    Watch it, pass it around please, we would all do very well if so.

    There is another link to "If I Wanted America To Fail" here:

  6. so what is the liberty summit going to actually do except allow federal authorities to put faces to ip addresses?

    what are the proposals?

    what topics will be covered?

    1. would be nice if you had a screen name. Wouldn't much matter if you did but it would be better than "anon".

      Now, as I read your query, it appears to me your questions are a lame attempt at ridicule for the organizer and attendees of this Mercer, PA PATCOM. Instead of displaying your veiled disgust at this effort, why don't you drag your mangina to Mercer and see for yourself ? Or did you fail to submit your duty travel with your DHS bosses ?

      DAN III

  7. For all the folks going to the big powwow in Mercer, thank you. For all the folks going to the little powwow with Brock in NC, thank you. Travel safe.
    For everyone else: do something, every day. Plant a garden. Go to the range. Play with your kids. Sound the alarm to friends and family. Build your tribes. Don't forget to look around, because potential tribe-mates could be nearby, being just as discreet and circumspect as you are.

    1. Hey buddy, same to you and thanks kindly for your good words to live by.

  8. Tl, what you just wrote here reminds me of something by extension of the overall scope of tyranny today,

    "Every Communist must grasp the truth, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” "Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party."
    – Mao Tse-tung
    November 6, 1938

    In typical statist agitprop Mao created an ass backwards statement of bullshit. Obama and his ilk past and present have been feeding this reverse misleading crap to America for decades.

    Every believer in Liberty must grasp the truth, our sovereignty and our sovereign lawful will exists ultimately through the barrel of our guns. Our principle is if the Liberty to protect ourselves, our loved ones, our property, is prohibited, if peaceful redress is prohibited, then violent redress becomes a matter of fact, and the very question of our survival as free men becomes the question of the day.
    It is through the power of our guns that our politics becomes the legitimate form of Liberty.

  9. "Every Patriot and Militiaman must grasp the truth, Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. And that Political power is enumerated in the Constitution” Sandman 2012

    There, fixed it for ya.

  10. Bravo!...I'll see your fix, and up you an expansion on your principle of truth Sandman.

    "Every tyrant, traitor, and crook who have usurped our government would do well to grasp the truth of the rule of law of our Constitutional Liberty, political power of the sovereign people of this republic grows out of the barrel of our arms.
    Our principle is, "*it is not ours to restore the power of the Constitution. It is ours to show them the wrath of America without the protections the Constitution offers them."

    "Let them restore it to find refuge from us."

    (*honorable attribution to TL Davis)

  11. I got this far:

    "....have been given a valuable resource in the Constitution...."

    and then I gave up.

    As long as you cling to that noose around your neck you will continue to choke. Indoctrination runs deep for some.

    1. I don't know what you mean. The Constitution acknowledged that our rights are derived from our creator and not the government, if that is indoctrination, then so be it.

    2. Indoctrination runs so deep for some they can not see it in themselves?

      The Constitution set us free.

      The hangmen are those who abuse and usurp its power of the rule of law through indoctrination.

    3. "The Constitution set us free."

      It did nothing of the sort, starting with the 3/5 negro's all the way down to what you see all around you today.

      If you believe you need someone to rule over you knock yourself out but don't think you're fooling anyone by calling it freedom.

    4. Anonymous Apr 24, 2012 12:50 PM

      You are an anarchist. But that isn't exactly one size fits all. Are you a moral anarchist in the judeo-christian philosophy? Are you a anything goes anarchist? What brand of anarchist are you? My guess, by some of the anarchists I have met, you are one of those who, if we were to meet face to face in the absence of government and some laws... one of us would be dead.

      WHile the constitution was not perfect, most of "what you see all around you today" has not been delegated by the constitution to TP'sTB. But, are you going to blame the constitution for the predicament that you find yourself in? Or where it belongs... with you?

  12. Get a load of this guys.
    The Dear Leader's personal militia of diversity. Smells like the beginnings of a cadre of secret police. Or that "corpse" of civilians just as strong, just as equipped as the military the won promised us:

    "Obama Recruiting Young Cadres"
    By Thomas Lifson

    "Obama recruits an army of community organizers to ensure his reelection"

    1. Does this explain why DHS needs 650 million rounds of .40 cal.?

    2. It hardly matters, but it was 450 million rounds, and it was UP TO that amount, not FOR that amount.

      Just trying to keep the facts straight; things are tough enough as they are. Govco will NEVER run out of ammo, and probably never run out of willing shooters.

      OTOH, never will the citizenry either. Hopefully the Govco shooters will change their minds.

  13. Category error---the Constitution neither enslaved us nor set us free. It's a piece of paper. People who abide its principles, and especially the principles of the papers that pre-dated it, are those who created the freest and most productive society in history. The people who didn't, looted the others until we find ourselves where we are today.

    Used as a justification for thuggery, it's no better than any King's Edict from the Middle Ages. Used as a defense against thuggery--which was clearly the intent in large part--it was the greatest governing document ever devised. But as we see, not nearly good enough. Maybe that's because a piece of paper can't accomplish what we seek to accomplish.

  14. John C. Calhoun, that great Southern statesman, noted that the Constitution was not a self-enforcing document; rather, it was up to the citizens of the sovereign States to make sure that they had the local power necessary to check the national power. Patrick Henry, the great Virginian, thought the document useless because he (rightly) did not trust the Yankees to abide by the agreement.--Michael Hill, The League of the South,


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