Thomas Paine on government, liberty and power

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 02/06/2020 - 19:50

January 29, 2020 - January 29 is the birthday of Thomas Paine (1737-1809), the fiery rhetorician of America’s Revolution whose importance was such that John Adams said, “[W]ithout the pen of Paine, the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain.”

Common Sense, first published in January 1776, argued strongly for Independence from England and was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution, selling almost 500,000 copies to a population of 2.5 million. The first essay of The Crisis (with the famous opening line, “These are the times that try men's souls”), written by Paine at the front lines with Washington’s army in 1776, was read aloud in every army camp. Its essays (from 1776-1783) were read by a larger fraction of the population than now watch the Super Bowl. Paine did not make a penny from either, as the proceeds went to the revolutionary cause.

Commentary: All government is evil

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/29/2020 - 21:18

By Gary D. Barnett

January 21, 2020 - The weak-minded cattle called the general population accept government as their god, observe all of its bogus laws, support its worldwide murders, use it to steal from their neighbors, worship its hired killers even while in so-called religious houses on Sunday, vote in fraudulent elections meant to give power to those who rule over them, and call these elected criminals representatives while ignoring their nefarious deeds; never taking responsibility for the evil they commit in the name of that same population. This is today’s Amerika, and this is the result of a national religion that worships the State.

Is mass civil disobedience our future?

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/29/2020 - 21:13

RICHMOND, Virginia (PNN) - January 21, 2020 - On the holiday set aside in 2020 to honor Martin Luther King, Junior, the premier advocate of nonviolent Gandhian civil disobedience, thousands of gun owners gathered in Richmond to petition peacefully for their rights.

King had preached that there was a higher law that justified breaking existing laws that mandated racial segregation.

When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the front of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, when Freedom Riders integrated bus terminals, when black students sat at segregated lunch counters in North Carolina, they challenged State law in the name of what they said was a Higher Law.

Massive Virginia gun rights rally kicks off in Richmond

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 21:56

RICHMOND, Virginia (PNN) - January 20, 2020 - Virginia's annual Lobby Day pro-Second Amendment demonstration will be noticeably larger this year, thanks to the fact that the Democrats, who control Virginia's governorship and both houses in the General Assembly, are plotting sweeping gun control legislation that could include red flag laws, limits on handgun purchases, universal background checks, and a draconian assault weapons ban.

Gun confiscation bill pulled as huge gun rights crowd shows up at Legislature to protest

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 21:53

RICHMOND, Virginia (PNN) - January 14, 2020 - Democrats might wield power in the Old Dominion, but gun rights backers haven’t given up the fight.

As lawmakers met Monday to consider a slew of gun control bills, they were greeted by thousands of Second Amendment supporters determined to voice their opposition.

A 2020 Citizenship questionnaire for millennials

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 06:32

By Thomas DiLorenzo

January 3, 2020 - The following is a set of propositions about the nature of government and its relationship to the citizenry that I think should be of special interest to the younger generation, whether they are “millennials” or one of the other nicknamed younger age groups. Look at it as a quiz, with each answer either “agree” or “disagree”, and see how you do. Here we go.

Commentary: The Cause of Amerika’s Dysfunctionality

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 06:04

By Jacon G. Hornberger

January 3, 2020 - In analyzing the causes for the dysfunctional nature of Amerikan society (e.g., soaring suicide rates, especially among young people, massive drug addiction and alcoholism, and widespread violence, including irrational mass killings), among the things to consider is the replacement of Amerika’s founding economic, monetary, and governmental system with a different system.

Amerika is erupting as patriots make their move

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 22:49

People throughout Amerika are speaking out against the lawless and corrupt actions of Democrats who have fabricated justification for impeaching President Donald Trump. Senator Rand Paul (Kent.) issues a warning that patriotic Amerikans are rising up against the politicization by Democrats of the duly elected president. Lisa Havens reports

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Second Amendment sanctuaries now expanding into Kentucky as movement goes nationwide

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 22:48

Amerikans will not tolerate anti-gun governors who violate the Constitution.

RICHMOND, Virginia (PNN) - January 5, 2020 - With Democrats set to take over all lawmaking apparatuses in the state of Virginia within days, tensions are high ahead of expected new gun control legislation that could include outright bans and registration schemes.

For weeks after the November elections, newly empowered Democrats have said they plan to introduce a new Fifth Amendment-violating “red flag” law that allows guns to be taken away from citizens before they’ve even committed a crime; gun registration, which critics and historians say is the first step towards widespread confiscations; and a so-called “assault weapon” ban, which may also include a confiscation provision if residents who own those firearms don’t voluntarily surrender them.

This gorgeous country is the No. 1 place to retire abroad

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 22:45

You can do it on just $2,200 a month.

LISBON, Portugal (PNN) - January 6, 2020 - Picturesque beaches lined with golden sand, charming cobblestone streets, breathtaking medieval castles, fresh and delicious food - these are just some of the perks you’ll enjoy while living in Portugal.

On Thursday, International Living magazine released its 2020 list of the best countries to retire abroad, and Portugal snagged the No. 1 spot, earning high marks for quality health care, a reasonable cost of living, and the ease with which you can fit into life there (people are friendly, and, while it’s not an English-speaking country, many locals speak English). It climbed from the No. 7 spot a year prior.