- Category: Politics
- Published: 28 November 2009
PROSECUTOR TO HOMESCHOOLERS: NO COMPROMISE—YOU’RE GOING TO JAIL!
Juergen and Rosemary Dudek of Archfeldt, Germany, were sentenced to 90 days in prison in July 2008 because they homeschool their children. Their sentence was overturned by an appeals court because of a legal error, and a new trial was ordered. Their new trial began November 16. German news reports indicate the judge appears disposed to seek a compromise. But prosecutor Herwig Mueller has vowed to appeal any sentence that does not include jail time for these parents, who have been in the spotlight for years because of their insistence on homeschooling. This was the same prosecutor who appealed the lower court sentence of only a fine, saying to the family, “You don’t have to worry about the fine because I will send you to jail.”
The new trial was continued to next week after more than seven hours of testimony. This included an outburst by Mr. Mueller when Mr. Dudek asked the local school officials if they knew the current laws that criminalize homeschoolers were based on laws from 1938. Mr. Mueller loudly protested: “All those Nazi laws have been suspended, and this one is democratic, and you’ve got to accept it, and that’s it.” Mr. Dudek disagrees. “The ‘schuhlpflicht’—the laws that require school attendance—are on the books in the German states,” he explained, “and have been traced back to the ‘Reichsculpflicht Gesetz’ [federal compulsory attendance laws] which was passed in 1938. Except for the removal of references to the Nazi party, these laws are identical or substantially the same as the laws passed by Hitler’s government, criminalizing parents who keep their children home for school.”
Remember, Hitler believed in “get ’em while they’re young.”
- Category: Politics
- Published: 18 July 2009
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Delusional Tax Feeders Populate the Berea Municipal Court
An article appeared in the July 16 News Sun regarding the fact that Berea Municipal Court had installed a lock box for payments of waiverable citations. In that article, Ray Wohl, Clerk of Courts at the Berea Municipal Court was quoted as saying “This was done to improve customer service,” and “It's not about time and money for us. It's about the convenience of the people who use our court.”
Ray Wohl suffers from what I call, the "government delusion". The government delusion is probably the oldest, most pervasive and stubborn of all delusions. It is the belief in non-existent "states" and "nations" and that "government" is both legitimate and necessary. People who suffer from this delusion also believe that government has “customers” and provides its “services” just like any other business.
In the geographic area of the North American continent commonly referred to as the "United States," it’s claimed only "government" can provide the service of protecting "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." This is nonsense if only for the reason "government" has no duty to protect anyone or their property, as the case of Bowers v. DeVito clearly points out:
"The constitution is a charter of negative liberties; it tells the state to let the people alone; it does not require the federal government or the states to provide services, even so elementary a service as maintaining law and order." Bowers v. Devito, 686 F.2d 616.
But the best reason is: no service or product should be provided at the barrel of a gun. It’s that simple. There are no exceptions unless one believes people have no rights. If one believes people have no rights then "government" is not "necessary" to "protect" what doesn’t exist. If you believe people have rights, then you don’t "protect" them without their freely given consent. Also, protection is not submission to the violent unaccountable control of tax feeding men who wear badges or the right colored uniforms, nor is violent domination a legitimate method of doing business. Would you hire or become the customer of people who don’t even acknowledge you have property, to protect your property? I wouldn't:
"The ultimate ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called "ownership" is only by virtue of Government, i.e., law, amounting to mere user; and that use must be in accordance with law and subordinate to the necessities of the State." Senate Resolution #62, April 1933.
Again, Mr. Wohl believes that he is merely doing business, that the Berea Municipal Court, when it comes to “waiverable citations” has “customers” and is providing them with a “service”. I guess the real questions are: Who are the actual customers of the Berea Municipal Court? Does receiving a citation qualify one for their wonderful customer service?
Does Mr. Wohl even recognize that he is a member of "government?" What exactly is “government?” Have you ever seen a “government?” While there are varying degrees, as George Washington was so keen to point out, “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force...”
There you have it, the first president of this country explaining that “government” is, at the very least, one man violently controlling the life and property of another man. In some places this violent control is “decreed” to be for the latter’s “own good” and “protection” and hailed as the “best system in the world.” You may recognize that violent control over a man’s life and property is what we like to call slavery. Slavery is a form of “government,” and in most cases, if not all, synonymous with “government.” “Govern” means “control”, not “protect”. Have you ever noticed the word “protect” is mysteriously not included in any definitions of govern?
“govern. To direct and control; to regulate; to influence; to restrain; to manage. State v Ream, 16 Neb 681, 683.” Ballentine’s Law Dictionary, page 530.
In “democracies” and so-called “democratic republics,” slaves are given the false choice of choosing new masters. The old plantations can be seen as “political subdivisions” such as “cities,” only smaller: “nations” have “presidents,” “states” have “governors,” “counties” have “commissioners,” “cities” have “mayors” and “councilmen” and “clerks”, plantations have masters.
“Government” is just a group of men and women providing the service of protecting “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” at the barrel of a gun. We have no choice in accepting and paying for their wonderful services. Their services are so valuable that we’re compelled to accept and pay for them. And yet they define people such as myself as radical extremists?
To keep this short, I’ll use statements from politicians themselves i.e., their sacred “law” that’s worshipped, revered and most important, feared. Compare the following:
- “tax. A forced burden, charge, exaction, imposition or contribution assessed in accordance with some reasonable rule of apportionment by authority of a sovereign state upon the persons or property within its jurisdiction to provide for public revenue for the support of the government, the administration of the law, or the payment of public expenses. 51 AmJ1st Tax § 3.” Ballentine’s Law Dictionary, page 1255.
- “The organized use of threats, coercion, intimidation, and violence to compel the payment for actual or alleged services of arbitrary or excessive charges under the guise of membership dues, protection fees, royalties, or service rates. United States v McGlone (DC Pa) 19 F Supp 285, 286.” Ballentine’s Law Dictionary, page 1051.
The first is a kinder, gentler way of describing the second. Both are accurate descriptions of how men and women pretending to be “government” operate. I like the second one because it’s actually the definition of “racketeer.”
The government delusion is that “government,” a racket, is legitimate and necessary. That’s absurd. Maybe if you believe a service should be provided at the barrel of a gun then yes, you’d think “government” is legitimate and necessary. And if you're delusional you probably think that “government” is a “business” providing “service” to “customers”.
The government delusion is exposed with nothing more than no service or product should to be provided at the barrel of a gun. If the alleged “services” which the men and women “doing business” as a pretended “state”, “nation”, “county” or “city” are so valuable, then people would voluntarily accept and pay for them.
Some people attack this by asking, “But who will build the roads?” and “Who will keep us safe from harm?”, yada yada, ad infinitum. The answer is simple: Anything done under the guise of consent can be done by consent.
Most people in this country go to great lengths to be productive, and not be a drain on society. Yet hilariously, they are always imposed upon by tax feeders in “government,” who themselves are nothing BUT a drain on society.
If the men and women pretending to be “government” actually want to be viewed like any other business providing a “service” to “customers”, they only have to do one thing differently (and here’s the “radical extremist” part): provide their services on a voluntary basis like everybody else.
I challenge Mr. Wohl to go over my history of appearances before any judge, magistrate, clerk, or officer of the Berea Municipal Court and show me when I was ever a “customer” of the court, seeking it’s alleged “services” and not merely the subject of violent property expropriation, the result of which any real resistance to their claim on my part would have been violent force to put me in a cage, to be tasered, beaten, kicked, shot and possibly even killed.
- Category: Music
- Published: 28 November 2009
It's Black Friday 2009 as I post this and what else might you expect, but yet another sales pitch.
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Various Cleveland area artists, as well as artists from New York and Pennsylvania joined together to donate their time to the production of "NORTH COAST NOEL", a compilation CD of traditional and popular holiday and Christmas music. The CD, which encompasses a variety of styles and genres, was produced in 2001 order to raise money for The Salvation Army World Trade Center Disaster Relief Fund.
This CD contains great renditions of Little Drummer Boy performed by Alexis Antes and Robin Stone, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree performed by Myrtle, the cult classic Enter Snowman by Selloutica (the story of Frosty the Snowman done to the tune of Metallica's Enter Sandman), Blue Christmas by Eroc and Walkin' Cane, and much more. I still think this one of the finest projects I have ever had the pleasure of doing.
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- Category: Music
- Published: 28 November 2009