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"By the grace of reality and the nature of life, man--every man--is an end in himself, he exists for his own sake, and the achievement of his own happiness is his highest moral purpose."

"This is John Galt Speaking"--Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand




"Existence exists, and man's mind is capable of knowing it."  Ayn Rand

Objectivist metaphysics and epistemology


 


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The "Stainless Banner" is an enduring symbol of resistance against tyrannical forces.

Dennis Lee Wilson

  • Philosophically and morally, I am an Objectivist. Objectivism is the philosophy of Ayn Rand.

  • "I SWEAR, BY MY LIFE AND MY LOVE OF IT, THAT I WILL NEVER LIVE FOR THE SAKE OF ANOTHER MAN, NOR ASK ANOTHER MAN TO LIVE FOR MINE".   John Galt's oath in Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. In brief: "Live & Let Live!"

  • Implied by and a corollary of the above, is the non-aggression principle, i.e. never initiate the use of physical force. The full statement is available at the following link: No man may initiate the use of physical force...

  • I am a laissez-faire, free-market Capitalist. I speculate in commodities. Dr. George Reisman is an Objectivist and the foremost exponent of laissez-faire Capitalism. I own, have read and HIGHLY RECOMMEND both his CD and book Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics which is available from his website, The Jefferson School of Philosophy, Economics and Psychology at http://www.capitalism.net/

  • I am signatory to the Covenant of Unanimous Consent.

  • MY personal flag, The Bonnie Blue Flag of the Sovereign Individual  

  • Architecture was my first career and my continuing interest. I am compiling a book: Paul Yaeger: An Arizona Architect .
  • I am an amateur photographer, building a "computer darkroom" for my extensive collection of photos.
  • I like science fiction for its imagination qualities, real science for its tie to reality, chess & Rottweilers.
  • I am a classical music enthusiast & collector of a Raymond Loewy designed 1953 Studebaker coupe & a pair of "newer" Mercedes Benz coupes, a 1976 280C and a 1979 450SLC  ...Page #5  
  • I belong to Mensa & am past editor of Vidya, the Journal of the Triple Nine Society
  • My favorite computer languages: Foxpro and FORTH. (I've worked "lessor" languages unworthy of being named here.)
  • Favorite sci fi authors: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Harry Turtledove, S. M. Stirling, Isaac Asimov and I finally discovered L. Neil Smith--when I voted for him for President in 2000.

  • Former Phoenix business rep (1963-68) for the  Nathaniel Branden Institute. Additional tape lectures thru 1973.

  • For occasional social activities, I belong to The Scottish Clan Gunn Society of Greater Phoenix, Arizona in North America.

  • I love Arizona, I loathe its intrusive governments, especially the City of Phoenix.



  • Thanks to the Free State Project reports, I discovered how much real freedom Wyoming has & plan to move there. (Relocation to Wyoming is an ad-hoc movement for personal freedom from political tyranny, something that Objectivist "leaders" should have started, instead of becoming war mongers in violation of Galt's oath).  

  • I became an avid Confederate sympathizer in August of 2002 after reading Thomas DiLorenzo's book "The Real Lincoln".



"What I want to accomplish artistically amounts to nothing more than fulfilling the promise of the American Revolution."

 L. Neil Smith

 
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Articles & Links of Interest:

Ask the Right Question; An interview with a Neo-LINO
by Dennis Lee Wilson

First, libertarians became divided on the red herring issue of abortion, and then they were further subdivided on the issue of the US government's initiation of Wars of Empire in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the few remaining libertarians are being even further decimated on the issue of Freedom of Travel, also known as the War against Immigration. These latest defections from libertarian principles qualify as "new" Libertarians In Name Only or "neo-LINOs".
FULL STORY

“Superstate North America vs. Individual Sovereignty”
  • A discourse on the impending North American Union and how it relates to being a free individual

  MY Bonnie Blue Flag of the Sovereign Individual  
Sunni Maravillosa's Do freedom. Free yourself  
L. Neil Smith's Covenant of Unanimous Consent  
  
  

 
  

 

 


 
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Self Ownership: The Philosophy of Liberty
  

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« Reply #1 on: 2008-December-22 10:41:45 PM »

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"What I want to accomplish artistically amounts to nothing more than fulfilling the promise of the American Revolution."

 L. Neil Smith

 
 
 
 
 

It is time for Bill of Rights Enforcement!
Add the insignia to your web page, insist on Bill of Rights Enforcement!


Bill Of Rights Enforcement

"How much do you want to keep your guns?
"Would you agree to allow adults to pursue their own sexual preferences, homosexual, bisexual, or heterosexual, and to buy, sell, read, write, make, listen to, or watch any films, books, magazines, records, tapes, or live performances they want, no matter how pornographic, if they agreed to let you keep your guns?
"Would you agree to leave others alone, perhaps to ruin their lives with alcohol, nicotine, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, LSD, and other substances, if they agreed to let you keep your guns?
"Would you agree to respect the rights of anyone, no matter what their race or national origin, and to tolerate their practice of atheism, Buddhism, Islam, Scientology, Unitarianism, even Satanism, if they agreed to let you keep your guns?
-- L.Neil Smith


Bill of Rights Enforcement! is THE mission statement of the Libertarian Party....L. Neil Smith

"There can be no statute of limitations on crimes against the Bill of Rights!"
 
 


http://www.lneilsmith.org/empireoflies.html

Empire of Lies
By L. Neil Smith

Presented to the Libertarian Party of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 15, 2003

(Excerpt)

We are all drowning in a sea of lies. During the Vietnam War, statists in academia and the media asserted that government has a right—perhaps even a duty—to lie in order to preserve itself. And without a doubt, if you could go back in time and remove each and every lie the government has ever told, the United States of America—at least as we know it—would cease to exist. I'll remind you all, however, that for government, existence is a privilege, not a right. And it is a privilege that, according to Thomas Jefferson, may be revoked at any time.

Or should be revoked at regular intervals.

Short of that, so that we don't drown altogether, I'd like to propose a project for the Libertarian Party vastly more important than running somebody for President, or for any other office. It's a project that could, in fact, make the election of a Libertarian President possible, by putting more people on our side than anything else we've ever done.

And we wouldn't even have to succeed—just make a big, happy, noisy, credible attempt.

I propose a Constitutional Amendment providing that, if any public official, elected or appointed, at any level of government, is caught lying to any member of the public for any reason, the punishment shall be death by public hanging.

I suggest we make this amendment our own, promote it constantly, everywhere and anywhere we go. I suggest that we corner politicians in public—and, even more importantly, candidates—and ask if they'll support this amendment. We must demand an answer and keep on demanding it until we get one.

And then we must ask—publicly—why these Republicans and Democrats think they have a right to lie to the people who not only pay their hyperinflated salaries, but who are supposed to be running this country.

Take another step. The lie and the secret are two sides of the same coin. The secret and the lie. The same amendment must make it a hanging offense—in public, and without any tasteful Lincolnian bag over the head to hide the bulging eyeballs and swelling purple tongues—for any member of the government to keep secrets of any kind from voters and taxpayers, that is to say again, from those who are forced at bayonet-point to pay for government and who are so widely and loudly acclaimed by the apologists for democracy—which is another great lie—to be its masters.

Our motto, which must be as widely heard and understood as "Remember the Alamo" or "We shall overcome" must be, "No more secrets, no more lies".

I repeat, no more secrets, no more lies.

As I said earlier this morning, the truth is not "the first casualty of war". The truth has to be slaughtered long before a war can begin. Therefore, if you would have peace: no more secrets, no more lies.

Ladies and gentlemen, fellow Children of the American Revolution, for some time, now, our political system has selected exclusively for evil, stupid, and crazy bastards who can't draw a breath without telling a lie.

I say, no more secrets, no more lies.

So now we will either find out if they can tell the truth to save their lives, or they'll publicly insist on continuing to lie, making it clearer to the voters than ever what they are—and by contrast, what we are.

No more secrets, no more lies.

 

     The United States of America is supposed to be a constitutional republic. The whole point of having a written Constitution is that the words on paper are fixed in-place. They don't change. That way the rules are clear to the people and the Government alike.

     Yet the radically different ways that the Constitution's first ten amendments are 'interpreted' by power-mad politicians, tin-god bureaucrats, and "activist" judges demonstrates that the words on the paper don't really count for anything anymore.

     If the Constitution no longer counts, the legal source of the Government's authority is gone, and what we really have is chaos and tyranny with a bunch of thugs and con-men running around impersonating Government officers and agents.


 
 


From Thomas J. DiLorenzo's Constititional Futility at ...: http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo74.html
 
"The Quixote-like libertarian constitutionalists are wasting their time because they fail to acknowledge the essential truth about Abraham Lincoln’s war: It overthrew the Constitution of 1789 by destroying the system of dual sovereignty and, in so doing, ended any hope that the citizens would remain sovereign over their own government.
 
Indeed, early twentieth century statists and imperialists like Woodrow Wilson celebrated this fact. As Wilson approvingly wrote in his book, Constitutional Government in the United States (Transactions Publishers Reprint, p. 178), "The War between the States established . . . this principle, that the federal government is, through its courts, the final judge of its own powers."
 
Of course, Thomas Jefferson and other founders always understood that if the day were ever to come when the federal government would become the final judge of the limits of its own powers, then it would eventually decide that there were, in fact, no limits to its powers. That day has long since arrived." 
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« Reply #2 on: 2008-December-22 10:43:01 PM »

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Now HERE is an idea whose time has come!!

VERMONT CARRY NATIONAL

http://rebel.onestop.net/libertar.htm

 Butter gets thinner as it spreads, IDEAS GET THICKER! This one
DESERVES to be spread far and wide.

Get behind this one and PUSH! Copy the link and pass it on! Copy the letters and mail them.



I found this at the following link and like it so well that I have included it here:

http://geekwitha45.blogspot.com/2003_12_07_geekwitha45_archive.html#107083464145971411

Sunday, December 07, 2003 


I Am An American.


And this is my battle rifle.

 

There are many just like it, and this one is mine.

Take a good, long look at it.

It is a magnificent rifle, superior in many ways to its legendary precursor, the M1, with which we kicked the Nazis, the Italo-Fascists, and the Japanese’s ass in open military conflict.

This rifle is nothing less than a full house military rifle. It is little different from the rifle that many of our troops have with them, right now, as we speak. It is the rifle that many of the troops wish they had with them.

And as a peaceable American, it is my absolute, unquestionable right to have it.

It is my birthright.

Take another look at it.

This rifle frightens the living shit out of some people, as well it should.

It is a mighty armament of war. With this rifle, a knowledgeable person can lay waste to anything he can see.


There are those who would question why anyone would need such an armament. “Why would anyone need such a weapon designed only to kill?”

Those who would pose such a question do so either out of ignorance or malfeasance. To those who ask the question honestly, out of ignorance, I would reply


The Founders Knew Intimately What Armaments of War Where When They Penned The Second Amendment.

They knew with full import, and all ramifications, that whoever was armed had the power to choose who lives, and who dies. They also knew that this power was too awesome to be entrusted to any government alone, and thus their wisdom and foresight lead them to forbid government to meddle with the people’s right to be armed, for armament is nothing less than raw power, and that a gross imbalance of power invites abuse.

I am a moral man, who cherishes life, abhors violence, and takes Liberty seriously. It is my devout desire to live a long, honorable, and worthwhile life, and at the end of it, to stand in gratitude before my Creator with my head held high.

It is in my hands, and the hands of the hundreds of millions of Americans just like me, in which such power belongs.

I have chosen to embrace my birthright. This is a sacred birthright, for which many Americans have lived and died, and for which Americans will continue to live and die, through all time. The right to keep and bear arms is not an empty ceremonial ritual concerning the power of the People. It is the power of the People.

Because it really is that important, because without it the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and indeed, the entire Republic can be rendered empty and meaningless, I will go to any length necessary to ensure that this rifle remains in my hands, the hands of my countrymen, and to ensure that the hands of our posterity may go freely to the most fearsome arms the future has to offer.

To those who pose the question dishonestly, with guile and deceit, I reply with a simple, clear, and nearly forgotten truth:

“I do not answer to you.
It is not your place to question me.”


- - - - -

If you are one of those millions and millions of honest Americans who cherish life, abhor violence, and take Liberty seriously, if you are one of those who seek to live a long, honorable, worthwhile life, it is time for you to obtain the most formidable militarily useful arm you can, and repeat after me:

“This is my battle rifle. There are many just like it, and this one is mine. As an American, it is my absolute, unquestionable right to have this; it is my birthright. I will go to any length necessary to ensure that this rifle remains in my hands, the hands of my countrymen, and to ensure that the hands of our posterity may go freely to the most fearsome arms the future has to offer. ”













Me Too, Mister Heston. My "Cold Dead Hands."



But mine is an auto loader...with a pistol grip, bipod and large magazines!
And *I* DO NOT think that the 20,000+ gun laws that violate the 2nd amendment should be enforced!
The Second Amendment IS homeland security!
 

 
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« Reply #3 on: 2008-December-22 10:44:35 PM »

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http://tinyurl.com/MY-Bonnie-Blue
Scroll down for brief history of Arizona's flag and the western-most battle between the Union and the Confederacy at Picacho Peak.

"....a man's country is where the things he loves are most respected. Circumstances may have prevented his ever setting foot there, but it remains his country."
--Albert Jay Nock

MY personal flag, The Bonnie Blue Flag of the Sovereign Individual

Click for sound:  http://ingeb.org/songs/blueflag.mid
Click for words: http://ingeb.org/songs/weareaba.html  


The single star represents Secession--the removal of a star (MY STAR!) from the Stars and Stripes--and Independence in that it stands alone on a field of blue.
 
The Bonnie Blue Flag itself has a long and proud history. It seems to have often been "a bridesmaid, but never a bride" in American history (see comments below).
 
That sad story comes to an end right here and now!
 
THIS Bonnie Blue Flag with its single star represents ME, a Sovereign Individual who has declared his Independence, seceded from Lincoln's flag of "Forced Union, Collectivism & Tyranny", and embraced The Covenant of Unanimous Consent.

 
Free Yourself
  • "Freedom arises from within the individual; either you are determined to be free, in which case you have grasped the essential tool of your liberty, or not.

    Nobody else can free you; you must free yourself, if you mean to be free...."

Jim Davidson http://indomitus.net/ir20040830.htm
 
Sum Homo Indomitus*
Idiomatically, the phrase "sum homo indomitus" may be translated as "I am subject to no ruler," or "I am unruled man," or "I am outside the system." Indeed, it is this notion of self-rule that is at the heart of the concept of individual sovereignty - cooperation with the principles of the free market, respect for private property and individual liberty, without external coercion.
*(Thanks also to Jim Davidson for this identification and explanation).
 

(The Signatory is not intended to be part of the flag ...but it might make a nice addition).

If you are a Sovereign Individual, you are authorized to copy and use, all or part of the above graphic which is entirely of my design.

Please just send me a courtesy note at  DennisLeeWilson@Yahoo.com  saying that you are using it. A brief credit would be nice but is not necessary.

You can have one of these Bonnie Blue designs on items at Artemis Zuna Trading Post
Click on design that you like.






I am willing to bet that you didn't learn the following history of the Bonnie Blue Flag while you were in your government run classrooms.



The Bonnie Blue "Flag Of Secession"

The first recorded use of a lone star flag dates to 1810. At that time the portion of Louisiana east of the Mississippi River, along with the southern portions of Mississippi and Alabama, made up the Spanish province of West Florida. This area had once been a part of French Louisiana.

In 1763, after the French and Indian War, France ceded New Orleans and all of Louisiana west of the river to Spain. That portion of Louisiana east of the river was ceded to Great Britain, which named the region West Florida. West Florida was conquered by Spain during her campaigns as an American ally in the Revolutionary War.

When France later re-acquired Louisiana from Spain, there was some dispute about whether or not the transaction included West Florida. Spain refused to relinquish control of the province, and the United States inherited the dispute when they purchased Louisiana from France in 1803.

The inhabitants of West Florida were in large part English speaking people on whom the authoritarian rule of Spain did not wear well. They were disappointed in the failure of the United States to annex the territory, and in 1804 an unsuccessful revolt was lead by the brothers Reuben, Nathan, and Sam Kemper.

In the years following the Kemper Rebellion, the English speaking people of West Florida attempted to secure some degree of traditional English liberties within the framework of their Spanish government. This culminated in a convention of the people meeting in 1810 to press for some form of constitutional guarantees. Governor de Lassus pretended to cooperate with the convention while sending to the governor of East Florida for troops to put down this perceived threat to his authority.

Upon learning of the governor’s duplicity, the supporters of the convention turned to open rebellion. On Saturday, September 11, 1810, a troop of dragoons under the command of Major Isaac Johnson set out for the provincial capitol at Baton Rouge. At the head of the column rode a colour sergeant carrying a blue flag with a single, five-pointed white star. This flag had been made a few days before by Mrs. Melissa Johnson.

Together with other republican forces under the command of Colonel Philemon Thomas, these men captured Baton Rouge without loss to themselves, imprisoned Governor de Lassus, and on September 23, 1810, raised their Bonnie Blue Flag over the fort of Baton Rouge. Three days later, John Rhea, president of the West Florida convention, signed a Declaration of Independence, and the lone star flag became the emblem of a new republic.

The Republic of West Florida was short-lived. When Spanish rule was removed from the country with neither the use of American troops nor risk to itself, the government of the United States was interested in asserting its claim to West Florida. On October 27, 1810, President James Madison issued a proclamation declaring West Florida under the jurisdiction of the governor of the Louisiana Territory. On December 10, 1810, the flag of the United States replaced the Bonnie Blue flag over Baton Rouge, and the Republic of West Florida passed into history.

The memory of the West Florida movement lived on in Southern tradition. Twenty-nine years later, this flag was used by the Republic of Texas from 1836 to 1839 as a national flag, replacing the white star with a yellow star.  Then in 1846, the original Bear Flag of the California Republic was raised in Sonoma and contained a single (red) star said to have been taken from the Lone Star of Texas.

Another fifteen years after that, for a few weeks in 1861, the Lone Star Flag of West Florida would rise again as the unofficial flag of the Republic of Mississippi

On 9 January 1861, the Convention of the People of Mississippi adopted an Ordinance of Secession. With the announcement of the Ordinance, a large blue flag bearing a single white star was raised over the capitol building in Jackson.

One of the witnesses to this event, an Irish born actor named Harry McCarthy, was so inspired by the spectacle that he wrote a song entitled The Bonnie Blue Flag, which was destined to be the second most popular patriotic song in the Confederacy. McCarthy’s song would spur it on into the romantic lore of the South. When the song was first played in New Orleans before a mixed audience of Texans and Louisianans, it was received with an outburst of approval that was nearly riotous.

The flag’s popularity may owe much to McCarthy’s song. Although much used as a secession flag, it was somewhat overshadowed by palmetto flags and by lone star flags in colours other than a white star on a blue field. It was never adopted by the Confederate government, although Mississippi did adopt an official flag on January 26, 1861 that incorporated it as a canton and lone star flags were used in some form in five of the southern States that adopted new flags in 1861.

 The Confederate government did not adopt this flag, but the people did. As a result of McCarthy’s song, the Bonnie Blue Flag spread across the Confederate nation and into the hearts of its people.

Adapted from text by Devereaux D. Cannon, Jr.

On 2004 January 11th, Dennis Lee Wilson adopted The Bonnie Blue Flag as a personal symbol of his own Sovereignty and Independence.

 Bonnie Blue "Flag Of Secession"



The tune for "The Bonnie Blue Flag" was borrowed from the old song "The Irish Jaunting Car". The tune is still heard today as the fight song for Georgia Tech.


http://www.nps.gov/gett/gettkidz/gkmusic/cwsong4.htm    <---Words & Tune

http://ingeb.org/songs/blueflag.mid   <--even better tune


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7XFXoal9MU   <==Adobe Flash is now required (?!?)



Current state flags of Texas, California, Nevada and Arizona display a single or lone star.


 
Of the current state flags, only Texas, California, (both descendents of the Bonnie Blue as mentioned above) Nevada and Arizona display a single or lone star.  

The Texas State Flag

It's believed that the single or lone star is derived from a flag that was very similar to the Bonnie Blue flag except that it had a gold star instead of a white star and flew over Texas from 1836 to 1839. It was under this flag that the people of Texas fought the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Texas won the war and declared its independence in 1836 and became the Republic of Texas. Texas remained an independent Republic until it became a State of the United States in 1845

The California State Flag

Called the Bear Flag, the Grizzly symbolizes courage. The single star comes from the "Lone Star" on the flag of the Republic of Texas. California was governed by Mexico in 1846 when a small group of settlers from the United States marched on the town of Sonoma and took the Mexican officer there prisoner. A member of the group, William Ide, issued a statement saying that California was an Independent Republic. The United States won California and other land in the war with Mexico that ended in 1848. California became a state in 1850.

 The Nevada State Flag

The single (silver) star on the "Battle Born" Nevada flag was created in 1926. It is an unlikely Bonnie Blue descendent since Nevada was created (illegally) by Lincoln. The words "Battle Born" appear on this flag because the state was admitted to the Union during the War to Prevent Southern Independence. Gold and silver from the famous Comstock Lode, near Virginia City, supplied the Union Government with the much needed resources to finance its cause during the War. The large star in the seal stands for the state metal, silver, and its statehood. Nevada is the Spanish word meaning "Snowclad."
Sagebrush, the state flower is also seen in the seal.

The Arizona State Flag
The Arizona flag with its single (copper) star seems related to the Bonnie Blue although the "historical record"--in spite of secession efforts in Arizona territory in the 1860s--indicates that not to be the case. There may be reason to think otherwise.

February 14, 1862 Confederate President Jefferson Davis proclaimed Arizona a Confederate Territory.

  • April 15, 1862 The Battle of Picacho Pass or the Battle of Picacho Peak was an engagement of the American Civil War on April 15, 1862. The action occurred all around Picacho Peak, 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Tucson, Arizona. It was fought between a Union cavalry patrol from California and a party of Confederate pickets from Tucson, and marks the westernmost battle of the American Civil War.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Picacho_Peak

February 24, 1863 One year later, USA President Abraham Lincoln signed the congressional bill creating the Territory of Arizona.  [Arizona was claimed by CSA FIRST!!]
 
February 14, 1912 President William Howard Taft signed the proclamation making Arizona a state--on the 50th anniversary of Jefferson Davis' proclamation!

The Arizona State Flag was adopted on February 17, 1917 by the Arizona State Legislature. The blue, red, yellow and copper flag was adopted despite numerous dissenting votes and then Governor Campbell's refusal to sign the bill.

Designed by Charles W. Harris and first sewn by Nan D. Hayden, the flag measures four feet high and six feet wide. The flag is divided into a top and bottom half with a large five point copper star in the center.

The top half of the flag refers to the 13 original colonies of the United States and the western setting sun. The copper star in the center of the flag identified Arizona as the largest copper producing state in the union.

The lower half of the flag is a field of blue, the same Liberty Blue found in the United States' Flag. The red found in the rays of the setting sun is also the same shade of red found in the United States' Flag. The Blue of the lower half of the flag and the yellow of the western setting sun are the Arizona State Colors. The red and yellow colors found in the rays are the colors flown by the Spanish Conquistadors led by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in his unsuccessful search for the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540.


 
Of course, the correct flag for Independence
is not thirteen stars as on the Confederate or Revolutionary flags,
nor fifty as on the contemporary flag,
but instead, a galaxy of stars, every individual star a Sovereign Individual.
Perhaps one day,    
"We'll hoist on high the Bonnie Blue flag that bears a single star!"  
Each of us!
One star per person, each representing a Sovereign Individual
who is a Signatory to the Covenant of Unanimous Consent.


(Thanks again to Jim Davidson for the concept if not the exact wording).


The colonials who formed the original united States of America adopted a flag bearing one star for each sovereign state in the country. Our approach is similar, but there are more sovereign individuals represented by our new country than would readily be represented by individual stars, no matter how densely packed. The millions of stars are represented as a spiral galaxy. Some are closer to the center, some further away, a few on the very periphery, but all are sovereign, all are represented by our flag and by our country.


For details about Jim's Galaxy flag, see:
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America's most beautiful automobile: The 1953 Studebaker by Raymond Loewry

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1976 Mercedes Benz 280C

   

1979 Mercedes Benz 450 SLC -- The Rebel  for all the reasons found on .....Page #6  ...and more!

 
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Page 6 & 7


Three Flags from America's Two Wars for Liberty & Independence
from Tyrannical Governments.

The Confederate battle flag is the most enduring symbol of opposition to centralized governmental power and tyranny, a symbol that to this day is a part of secession movements around the world, from Quebec to Northern Italy

--and now in 2014, the choice of the Donetsk People's Republic.




The "Stainless Banner" is an enduring symbol of resistance against tyrannical forces.

And, of course, by calling for the eradication of the Confederate battle flag from public places the Cato Institute, the NAACP, and the Southern Poverty Law Center are saying that we should destroy this most enduring symbol and the resistance that it represents.



Governor, if I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me. Had I foreseen these results of subjugation, I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in this right hand.

--General Robert E. Lee, August 1870 to Governor Stockdale of Texas

If it {Declaration of Independence} justifies the secession from the British empire of 3,000,000 of colonists in 1776, we do not see why it would not justify the secession of 5,000,000 of Southrons from the Federal Union in 1861. If we are mistaken on this point, why does not some one attempt to show wherein why?

--New York Tribune, December 17, 1860



  
 I became an avid Confederate sympathizer in August of 2002 after reading Thomas DiLorenzo's book "The Real Lincoln". (I have always been a "Jeffersonian".) The book made me aware of the distortions of history that I received in the government run school system and made me aware of the real issues behind the War to Prevent Southern Independence which was, in reality, America's Second War of Secession, a war for Liberty & Independence from Lincoln's tyrannical government.

 See Book Review: The Real Lincoln in messages for details.

Also see:   http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo-arch.html

and  http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo6.html

     "...when you’re celebrating on the Fourth of July... fly the flag of the Thirteen Colonies, the First National Flag of the Confederacy, or the Confederate Battle Flag, for these are the appropriate flags for celebrating American independence from tyrannical government. The U.S. flag, on the other hand, stands for exactly the opposite."
    
 

 



Lincoln's Unnecessary War: Facts & Causes
History is often rewritten today in order to satisfy "Political Correctness." We feel that this is an injustice, and attempt to counter this by providing a more realistic account of the War Between the States. Below are links which contain FACTS, not politically correct rhetoric.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    These links present articles which are historically accurate.

Free Traders, Not Traitors -- Economic Issues And The War For Southern Independence
Slavery and Southern Independence
On Secession and Southern Independence
Who Cares about the Civil War? (by Harry Browne)
Tariffs, Not slavery
Southern Civilians Under Fire
The Right to Secede
Lesser Known Historical Excerpts Relevant to The War for Southern Independence
FAQ about the War for Southern Independence
Black Slave Owners - Dixie's Censored Subject
The Confederacy, The Union, and the Civil War - A look at four claims about the War Between the States
Lincoln's War
Facts That Support the Southern View of the Civil War
DiLorenzo and His Critics on the Lincoln Myth
A Look At Four Claims About the War Between the States
Missing History: Omissions in James McPherson's Book THE BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM
Attacking the Confederate Battle Flag: An Example of Northern White Hypocrisy
How It Was: Four Years Among the Rebels(Book from 1892)
A Moral Accounting of the Union and the Confederacy(PDF document)
Let's put myths to rest(The Lincoln myth)
Machan, Secession, and Slavery
The New York Draft Riots
Taking America Back
 

War Timelines
    Below are links to detailed timelines showing the progression of the War and events leading up to it.

1860-61
1862
1663
1864
1865 - Present
 

Slavery was legal in the north even after the fall of the Confederacy.
The flag that flew over slave ships was the United States' Stars and Stripes, never a Confederate flag.
Do we want to bring up these facts about slavery?: That Africans were captured by other Africans to be sold into slavery? That Africans sold other Africans to Yankee, not to Southern, slave dealers, for transport in Yankee slave ships? That blacks as well as whites owned slaves?
Do we want to recognize that slavery had never been safer than in 1860: Lincoln personally supported a new constitutional amendment protecting slavery forever, which he signed, and Illinois had already ratified it when war broke out.
"The institution of slavery had never been more secure for the slave owners, with the Supreme Court in their back pocket, with the Constitution itself expressly protecting slavery, and mandating the return of fugitive slaves everywhere-- a mandate Lincoln said he would enforce; with Lincoln also declaring he had no right to interfere with slavery and no personal inclination to do so; with Lincoln personally supporting a new constitutional amendment protecting slavery forever . . . There is nothing the South could have asked for, for the protection of slavery, that wouldn't have been gladly provided, just as long as the South remained in the Union"  
 


Continued on  .....Page #7  
 

Lincoln's Unnecessary War: Facts & Causes
History is often rewritten today in order to satisfy "Political Correctness." We feel that this is an injustice, and attempt to counter this by providing a more realistic account of the War Between the States. Below are links which contain FACTS, not politically correct rhetoric.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Black Confederates


We are often led to believe that somehow the Civil War was fought to allow the suppression of the Black man, but these articles show that to be a misconception.
Black Confederates Fact Page
Black Contributions in the "Cradle of Secession"
Black Confederate Websites
In Memoriam - Henry "Dad" Brown, Black Confederate Drummer
Confederate unit flag raised at black soldier's gravesite
Regimental flag raised at Henry Brown's gravesite
Amos Rucker, Confederate infantry soldier
Black Confederates Have Their Own Lesson to Teach
Black Confederates - Some Facts
Public Library to Celebrate Black Confederate History (This is a link to a forum with an interesting ongoing discussion of Black Confederates and revisionist history)
Did Black Confederates Serve in Combat?
How Blacks Were Treated by the Lincoln's Union?
H.K. Edgerton: Present-day Confederate
Were Blacks "Forced to Fight" for the Confederacy?
How Did Black Southerners Respond When War Was Declared?
Did Blacks Serve in the Confederate Army as Soldiers?
Why Blacks Fought For the Confederate States of America
The Valor of Black Confederates
Twelve Reasons We Don't Believe in Black Confederates
Dixie's Censored Subject: Black Slave Owners
Black Confederates and the casualty of truth

 



 

Diverse Confederates
The myth exists that the Confederate Army was a sea of lily-white Protestant faces with an occasional black "body servant." The truth is something far different.
The Confederate Army had more than 10,000 Native American soldiers from more than two-dozen tribes, including Cherokee Brigadier General Stand Watie. There were more than 5000 Hispanic Confederates and some, like Col. Ambrosio Gonzales and Loretta Velazquez, even came from Cuba. Nearly 3,500 Jewish Confederates lent their service and were among the last to die for the South.
Foreigners from many countries served as officers and enlisted men, including Chinese Confederate soldiers out of New Orleans. The 10th Louisiana Infantry was known as "Lee's Foreign Legion" and there was an all-Polish cavalry unit.
Black Southerners, slave and free, were servants, clerks, hospital orderlies, wagon drivers, and engineer labor forces, but were also chaplains, scouts, foragers, combat soldiers, and feared sharpshooters. They served willingly and they died in Union P.O.W. camps rather than take the Union oath of loyalty.
Together with Southerners descended from waves of Irish, Scottish, and German immigrants, the Confederate Army stood as a group of men whose only qualification was, "Will you fight?"
Click Here to see printed items featuring Diverse Confederates.
 


 
 
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Original Confederacy Page 3

Three Flags from America's Two Wars for Liberty & Independence
from Tyrannical Governments.

 I became an avid Confederate sympathizer in August of 2002 after reading Thomas DiLorenzo's book "The Real Lincoln". (I have always been an "Jeffersonian".) The book made me aware of the distortions of history that I received in the government run school system and made me aware of the real issues behind the War for Southern Independence which was, in reality, America's Second War of Secession, a war for Liberty & Independence.

 See Book Review: The Real Lincoln in messages for details.

Also see articles at:   http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo-arch.html

and  http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo6.html

"...when you’re celebrating on the Fourth of July... fly the flag of the Thirteen Colonies, the First National Flag of the Confederacy, or the Confederate Battle Flag, for these are the appropriate flags for celebrating American independence from tyrannical government. The U.S. flag, on the other hand, stands for exactly the opposite."

(The flag that flew over slave ships was the United States' Stars and Stripes, never a Confederate flag).

  



Lincoln's Unnecessary War: Facts & Causes
History is often rewritten today in order to satisfy "Political Correctness." We feel that this is an injustice, and attempt to counter this by providing a more realistic account of the War Between the States. Below are links which contain FACTS, not politically correct rhetoric.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    These links present articles which are historically accurate.

Free Traders, Not Traitors -- Economic Issues And The War For Southern Independence
Slavery and Southern Independence
On Secession and Southern Independence
Who Cares about the Civil War? (by Harry Browne)
Tariffs, Not slavery
Southern Civilians Under Fire
The Right to Secede
Lesser Known Historical Excerpts Relevant to The War for Southern Independence
FAQ about the War for Southern Independence
Black Slave Owners - Dixie's Censored Subject
The Confederacy, The Union, and the Civil War - A look at four claims about the War Between the States
Lincoln's War
Facts That Support the Southern View of the Civil War
DiLorenzo and His Critics on the Lincoln Myth
A Look At Four Claims About the War Between the States
Missing History: Omissions in James McPherson's Book THE BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM
Attacking the Confederate Battle Flag: An Example of Northern White Hypocrisy
How It Was: Four Years Among the Rebels(Book from 1892)
A Moral Accounting of the Union and the Confederacy(PDF document)
Let's put myths to rest(The Lincoln myth)
Machan, Secession, and Slavery
The New York Draft Riots
Taking America Back
War Timelines
    Below are links to detailed timelines showing the progression of the War and events leading up to it.

1860-61
1862
1663
1864
1865 - Present
 

Slavery was legal in the north even after the fall of the Confederacy.
The flag that flew over slave ships was the United States' Stars and Stripes, never a Confederate flag.

Do we want to bring up these facts about slavery?: That Africans were captured by other Africans to be sold into slavery? That Africans sold other Africans to Yankee, not to Southern, slave dealers, for transport in Yankee slave ships? That blacks as well as whites owned slaves?

Do we want to recognize that slavery had never been safer than in 1860: Lincoln personally supported a new constitutional amendment protecting slavery forever, which he signed, and Illinois had already ratified it when war broke out.

"The institution of slavery had never been more secure for the slave owners, with the Supreme Court in their back pocket, with the Constitution itself expressly protecting slavery, and mandating the return of fugitive slaves everywhere-- a mandate Lincoln said he would enforce; with Lincoln also declaring he had no right to interfere with slavery and no personal inclination to do so; with Lincoln personally supporting a new constitutional amendment protecting slavery forever . . . There is nothing the South could have asked for, for the protection of slavery, that wouldn't have been gladly provided, just as long as the South remained in the Union"

Black Confederates


    We are often led to believe that somehow the Civil War was fought to allow the suppression of the Black man, but these articles show that to be a misconception.
Black Confederates Fact Page
Black Contributions in the "Cradle of Secession"
Black Confederate Websites
In Memoriam - Henry "Dad" Brown, Black Confederate Drummer
Confederate unit flag raised at black soldier's gravesite
Regimental flag raised at Henry Brown's gravesite
Amos Rucker, Confederate infantry soldier
Black Confederates Have Their Own Lesson to Teach
Black Confederates - Some Facts
Public Library to Celebrate Black Confederate History (This is a link to a forum with an interesting ongoing discussion of Black Confederates and revisionist history)
Did Black Confederates Serve in Combat?
How Blacks Were Treated by the Lincoln's Union?
H.K. Edgerton: Present-day Confederate
Were Blacks "Forced to Fight" for the Confederacy?
How Did Black Southerners Respond When War Was Declared?
Did Blacks Serve in the Confederate Army as Soldiers?
Why Blacks Fought For the Confederate States of America
The Valor of Black Confederates
Twelve Reasons We Don't Believe in Black Confederates
Dixie's Censored Subject: Black Slave Owners
Black Confederates and the casualty of truth
 

Diverse Confederates
The myth exists that the Confederate Army was a sea of lily-white Protestant faces with an occasional black "body servant." The truth is something far different.

The Confederate Army had more than 10,000 Native American soldiers from more than two-dozen tribes, including Cherokee Brigadier General Stand Watie. There were more than 5000 Hispanic Confederates and some, like Col. Ambrosio Gonzales and Loretta Velazquez, even came from Cuba. Nearly 3,500 Jewish Confederates lent their service and were among the last to die for the South.

Foreigners from many countries served as officers and enlisted men, including Chinese Confederate soldiers out of New Orleans. The 10th Louisiana Infantry was known as "Lee's Foreign Legion" and there was an all-Polish cavalry unit.

Black Southerners, slave and free, were servants, clerks, hospital orderlies, wagon drivers, and engineer labor forces, but were also chaplains, scouts, foragers, combat soldiers, and feared sharpshooters. They served willingly and they died in Union P.O.W. camps rather than take the Union oath of loyalty.

Together with Southerners descended from waves of Irish, Scottish, and German immigrants, the Confederate Army stood as a group of men whose only qualification was, "Will you fight?"

Click Here to see printed items featuring Diverse Confederates.
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