The Census is to be collected in “such manner as they (Congress) shall by Law direct” (Article I, Section 2). The Constitutional wording is an unfortunately defect which our Founders could have never imagined the lengths of the over reach in power it would lead to, or perhaps they believed in a court system and checks and balances that would strike down any such law outside of the spirit of the Constitution and the Natural Law for which it is based. To think that the framers of the Constitution could envision Census workers under White House control being given legal authority to snoop on citizens requires a suspension of disbelief to find rational. When a corrupt Congress makes unreasonable laws that violate inalienable and natural rights of man it is a fundamental duty to abolish and nullify such laws. Dr. Martin Luther King has the best reminder as how to view such laws when he said, “never forget everything Hitler did was legal.” This is not an equivocation of the Census to genocidal actions of a Nazi regime, it is to remind of the slippery slope, the difference between legality and morality and where expansion of centralized power can end if civil libertarians are not on constant guard. In addition to these reports of snooping out of Memphis, Census workers have the legal right to enter your home without warrant. What could possibly be so important in a head count to justify a clear suspensions of the 4th Amendment?
by Bob Barr
Over this past weekend, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was held in Washington, D.C. The event is a gathering of 10,000 activists, organizers and leaders from around the nation.
Since 2004, I’ve witnessed CPAC attendees go from a neo-conservative, pro-interventionist, mindset that was closely aligned to the Republican Party, to a gathering of folks who are waking up to liberty and increasingly finding themselves politically homeless.
This year, that shift was obvious to just about everyone.
As an example, Mike Huckabee, had this to say, “CPAC has become increasingly more libertarian and less Republican over the last years, one of the reasons I didn’t go this year.”
Huckabee’s statement is not only representative of the rise of our shared values; it’s also a telling example of how Republicans work.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
By Chuck Baldwin
March 17, 2009
Thanks to a concerned Missouri state policeman, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host was alerted last week to a secret Missouri state police report that categorized supporters of Congressman Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and myself as “‘militia’ influenced terrorists.” The report, he said, “instructs the Missouri police to be on the lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties.”
Ignoring the threat of [suicide-bombing] terrorists, the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) report focuses on the so-called “militia movement” and “conflates it with supporters of Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, the so-called patriot movement and other political activist organizations opposed to the North American Union and the New World Order.”
This report is not original, of course. During the Clinton admin-istration, a Phoenix Federal Bureau of Investigation and Joint Terrorism Task Force explicitly designated “defenders” of the Constitution as “right-wing extremists.” However, the MIAC report significantly expands on earlier documents and is the first known document to actually name names. According to the MIAC, opposition to world government, NAFTA, federalization of the states, and restrictive gun laws are a potential threat to the police. The MIAC report also refers to Aaron Russo’s film, “America: Freedom to Fascism.”
The [InfoWars.com] story exposing the MIAC report states, “The MIAC report is particularly pernicious because it indoctrinates Missouri law enforcement in the belief that people who oppose confiscatory taxation, the well-documented existence of a New World Order, and the obvious expansion of the federal government at the expense of the states as violent extremists who are gunning for the police. It specifically targets supporters of mainstream political candidates and encourages police officers to consider them dangerous terrorists.”
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