Monthly Archives: May 2017

Jeff Sessions’ War on Personal Freedom

May 31, 2017Jeff Sessions’ War on Personal Freedom Replyby Keith Preston • Police State/Civil LibertiesBy James C. WilsonCenter for a Stateless SocietyAt a recent press conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said: “If you want to collect a drug debt you can’t file a lawsuit in court.” This was an attempt to justify his May 12th memo instructing federal prosecutors to pursue the strongest possible sentences for drug offenders, including non-violent ones. It should be obvious to Sessions that legalizing drugs would solve the above mentioned problem, without the ugly side effect of locking more people into America’s nightmarish prison system for trivial “crimes.”Then again, perhaps this ugly side effect is a feature rather than a bug for Sessions, who has openly supported the private prison industry throughout his career. Two of his top aides have recently moved on to lobby for GEO Group, the scandal-ridden private prison behemoth that donated just under a half-million dollars to Trump’s presidential campaign. Private prison stock has risen sharply as Sessions made his support for federal private prisons and draconian drug policies known. This is also reflected in his orders to increase the prosecutions of undocumented laborers, who undoubtedly will pass through GEO Group’s detention centers.One cannot escape the irony of the self-proclaimed party of small, limited government behaving as monstrously and intrusively as it can when it’s in power, and in a way that unambiguously benefits its donors. To add further irony to the situation, this comes at a time when support for the legalization of cannabis is at all time high. More and more Americans are realizing that prohibition does not work and never has. The link between drugs and crime, which Sessions complains of, exists only because drug users are forced into a black market where none of the standard legal protections apply. Liquor store owners do not enter turf wars, but prohibition-era mobsters did. The same logic applies to other prohibited activities as well. Laws making non-violent drug activity more risky will make the black markets more violent, not less.Growing numbers of Americans understand this, but our politics is always behind the times, as the state never manages to shake this “Reefer Madness” mentality, which has no basis in reality. This is also reflected in Trump and Sessions’ rhetoric about crime rates being unprecedentedly high when in fact the opposite is the case, and they have been continuously falling since the 1990’s.This is not to mention the monstrosity of sending non-violent people into the US prison system, a notoriously violent place, to begin with. Many otherwise peaceful people will be made more violent as a result of their time in prison and this can hardly be seen as a positive outcome.Millions of Americans use various illegal drugs as means of relaxation, a catalyst for creativity, and as a business opportunity: often in places where they are shut off from other means of making money. The majority of drug users do so peacefully, without causing harm to others. While negative consequences do exist, they are only made worse by prohibitionist policies. Full decriminalization is the only drug policy consistent with a free society.Reinvigorating the drug war is another instance of our expansive government’s war on personal freedom. It is time to free ourselves from outdated authoritarian thinking and create a future with marijuana in every corner shop and a taco truck on every street.

Source: Jeff Sessions’ War on Personal Freedom

Although a fight currently waged against metal and mortar, the glee attending the left’s dismantling of New Orleans’s Confederate statuary has taken on the stink of bloodlust.  Down go the statues of Beauregard, Davis, and Lee; up come&n…

Source: Although a fight currently waged against metal and mortar, the glee attending the left’s dismantling of New Orleans’s Confederate statuary has taken on the stink of bloodlust.  Down go the statues of Beauregard, Davis, and Lee; up come&n…

Requiem for Pierre Gustave-Toutant Beauregard

Sundown We Remember

The nation and your state might have forgotten
Their favorite Son of New Orleans

As True Southerners, we will
Never teach our children to admit that their fathers’ were wrong in their efforts to maintain the sovereignty, freedom, and independence which was their birthright

As True Southerners, we will not forget the honorable American Veteran standing here
PTG Beauregard
Not only a Soldier and Son but
A bridge maker of diversity

Last Tribute”
“Oh! Of him, we can say with all frankness,
At all time we found a truly beautiful judgment
For the humble veteran, for the widow subjected
To the blows of hard destiny, striking without regard!
Noble, great, generous: during his long life
Never the fatal venom of any dark suspicion
Could even caress his glory, his genius,
That gave him a divine prestige.
Tender husband, good soldier, and Creole knight,
His name, saintly balm to the hearts of Louisianans,
Will always shine, as the sun’s halo
That left a pure sky shine and never die
In the grave where rests a magnanimous warrior,
Near his dead companions the brave soldiers,
I come her to deposit for all a pledge of esteem
A modest laurel to your noble passing

Rest easy Nobel Son we will carry on

On Thursday, September 17, 2015—I spoke to the New Orleans City Council….

in my ideas: I spoke (for a whopping three minutes) at the City Council on Thursday morning and stated that the monuments should be protected by Federal Law under the 1969 National Environmental Policy and Protection Act, especially its “Cultural Resource Management” provisions and the National Historic Preservation Act.
 
I suggested to Councilwoman-at-Large Stacy Head, and the Council that an initial Environmental Assessment (E.A.) and Environmental Impact Statement (E.I.S.) should prepared concerning the physical and social environment of New Orleans. I would go so far as to suggest that the French Quarter and Garden District, at the very least, should be declared part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
So, I agree in principal that the monuments should be protected under Federal Law, but I do believe that all the monuments themselves rest on New Orleans Corporate (i.e. City owned) or Parish Property rather than Federal Property. I know of only one “National Park” within the City of New Orleans, namely the Jean Lafitte National Park…. If you know differently, please private message me and we can talk.
 
I met and introduced Tim Shea Carroll to the Archivist of the Clerk of Court, and I know he inquired about deed restrictions on the Beauregard Monument. If anything, there may be private servitudes under Louisiana Civil Code Law that control or should control the disposition of these monuments.
 
Landrieu has raised all this under New Orleans “Nuissance” Law, and “Nuissance Law” is fundamentally about land use and public policy—-I strongly contend that NEPA and NHSPA federally PREEMPT State and Local Nuissance Ordinances, but even just applying the Civil Code Law of Nuissance, I don’t think Landrieu’s position has any validity.

Wrap the Bonnie Flag ‘Round Me, Boys

Source: Wrap the Bonnie Flag ‘Round Me, Boys

Bardot: ‘You Can See Macron’s Lack of Empathy in His Cold, Steel Eyes’

Brigitte Bardon epitomizes all that is great in France—her art, her beauty, her personal grace, her love of animals, her patriotism and love of France.
Source: Bardot: ‘You Can See Macron’s Lack of Empathy in His Cold, Steel Eyes’

We need to keep in mind that Emmanuel Macron is a former employee of the Rothschild international banking cartel… so his support of the European Union and the Euro, and the abandonment of French Identity and Sovereignty, can only be described as “consistent and predictable”.  

Wikipedia reports (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuel_Macron):

“Macron worked as an Inspector of Finances in the French Ministry of Economy between 2004 and 2008. In 2007, he served as deputy rapporteur for the Commission to improve French economic growth headed by Jacques Attali.[5] Macron paid €50,000 to buy himself out of his government contract in 2008,[10] and left to work as an investment banker at a highly-paid position at Rothschild & Cie Banque.[11]

International Banking is the source and origin of all communist globalism.  Karl Marx was Rothschild Dynasty founder Mayer Amschel Rothschild’s great great grand nephew… a fact not disclosed in most “mainstream” English sources, but easily confirmed on-line through Italian Wikipedia concerning Mayer’s fourth son, Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1877-1836): https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Mayer_Rothschild

Il 22 ottobre 1806 a Londra ha sposato Hannah Barent-Cohen (1783-1850), figlia di Levy Barent Cohen (1747-1808) e della moglie Lydia Diamantschleifer e nipote paterna di Barent Cohen e della moglie, il cui altro figlio David Salomon Barent-Cohen (morto nel 1807) sposò Sara Brandes, e furono i bisnonni di Karl Marx.[1]

On 22 October 1806 in London he married Hannah Barent-Cohen (1783-1850), daughter of Levy Barent Cohen (1747-1808) and his wife Lydia Diamantschleifer and paternal grandson of Barent Cohen and wife, whose other son David Salomon Barent-Cohen (died in 1807) married Sara Brandes, and were the great grandfathers of Karl Marx.[1]

The connexion makes one wonder whether the Communist Manifesto, which advocates the abolition of private property in real estate through liberal extensions of credit by central banking in close cooperation with the government (after a Communist Revolution/Takeover) was really a platform for workers’ rights and revolution, or merely a family business plan….

I have never kept my admiration for Marine Le Pen and her father Jean-Marie a quiet secret.  When Jean-Marie and the Front National were just beginning and had hardly been heard of, I shocked my Francophile/Francophone friends at hopelessly liberal Harvard in the early-eighties when Le Pen first won his seat in the European Parliament (1984) (which he has held for an astounding 33 years since then) as well as representing the 20th arrondissement of Paris as a municipal counselor. 

For anyone who enjoys listening to French Political Debate, I highly recommend the Macron-Le Pen debate from day-before-yesterday, the breadth and depth of which actual discussion reveals American Political debates for the scripted stage rubbish that they really are: Marine Le Pen debates Emmanuel Macron (FOR REAL)