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Allow me to share with you a recent, impassioned Congressional committee statement by Representative Victoria Spartz, a Ukrainian-American politician and businesswoman who is the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district. She grew up under the boot of Soviet totalitarianism, and knows what she is seeing in America today.
"In a totalitarian country, where individuals didn't have rights, law-abiding individuals didn't have rights to own guns. And that is the first thing a totalitarian country understands, is to take away guns.
"So only two groups of people had guns — it was the police, and bandits. So the government used police to suppress people, and if they couldn't, they used bandits. And that is what suppression is.
"So this right [to bear arms] empowers the individual, and it's a very important right. Why don't we talk about issues that really increase violence and why we have this increase in violence, and not try to take away rights from law abiding citizens, and suppress (them)?
"Because unfortunately now, our government is using the FBI for surveillance, and the Department of Justice to intimidate parents at school board meetings, we have the IRS going to collect information on people… we are becoming a surveillance state. Like a totalitarian regime. And it breaks my heart to see that.
"Let's … protect Constitutional rights, protect the rights of the individual, and write laws that don't infringe on our rights, because this is the only difference between our country and any other country in the world … the only function we legislators have, the reason people give us the right to be here, is to protect their rights, lives, liberty and property!"
Congresswoman Spartz also grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland last month during a Judiciary Committee hearing conducting oversight of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Rep. Spartz voiced her concerns about the politicization of the DOJ, the Biden Administration's failure to secure the southern border, and the reported widespread abuse of the FISA statute.
"As someone who was born in the Soviet Union, I am very disturbed by the use of the Department of Justice as a political tool and its power as a police state to suppress lawful public discourse," Rep. Spartz said. "The FBI is starting to resemble the old KGB with secret warrantless surveillance, wiretapping, and intimidation of citizens."
Starting to resemble?
Millions live and die and never know that their lives are regulated by unseen authority. Every detail of our lives is prescribed. Doctors, lawyers, Indians or chiefs, we are regimented into the system.
What is the system? It is the totality of laws, regulations, social pressures and morality which regulate our lives, including our very thoughts.
Some call the system democracy. Some call the system Americanism. Most believe that we are free and that our freedom evolved from the Constitution.
Our lives are an expression of the confluence (the blending of influences) of the establishment. We do not feel or see the regimentation and the bridled force that programs our lives to produce for the system which George Orwell called "Big Brother."
We unconsciously give our minds and bodies to the system.
We literally give our labor for numbers on pieces of paper that some influence told us was money. Through force and regulation these numbers on green paper imply confidence that we can then exchange for bread.
The illusion is compounded when we are forced to return some of the numbers to government as "taxes." Yes, we live and die with abstract numbers which the system has taught us is money. These numbers that we sell our bodies and souls for is the heartbeat of the system. No one dare inquire into the source of these numbers. The fraud and deceit is too big to discuss, too powerful to challenge, and too incredible to imagine. The system has omitted any challenge to itself.
What is the force that cements the system? It is police power
Government is police power. Government by definition, by nature, by history and by practical existence is police power. Government would not and could not exist without police power. When governments lose their police power, they collapse.
Every act of government and its politicians is motivated by its police power. Government police power is awesome, and it is a hush-hush subject. You will not hear your friendly American politician utter a word about it. Only when we get a Congresswoman who grew up in a place where there are no freedoms will we hear a word uttered against the power of the police state.
Let's go to Black's Law Dictionary. "Police power is the power of the state to place restraints on the personal freedom and property rights of persons for the protection of the public safety, health and morals or the promotion of the public convenience and general prosperity. The police power is subject to limitations of the federal and state constitutions, and especially to the requirements of due process. Police power is the exercise of the sovereign right of a government to promote order, safety, security, health, morals and general welfare within constitutional limits and is an essential attribute of government." Marshall v. Kansas City, MO. 355 SW 2nd 877,883.
Public Policy: What is public policy? The term "public policy" is a very innocent and disarming term which in reality is the very opposite of the public impression. Public policy is the system in writing and practice.
Public policy is actually the police power in action. It is the manifestation of police power — the implementation of government force. Back to Black's Law Dictionary on public policy; "That principle of the law which holds that no subject (that's you) can lawfully do that which has a tendency to be injurious to the public or against the public good. The principles under which the freedom of contract or private dealings is restricted by law for the good of the community. The term ‘policy,' as applied to a statute, regulation, rule of law, course of action, or the like, refers to its probable effect, tendency, or object considered with reference to the social or political well-being of the state..."
There you have it — a police state. Do not be deceived by mention in Black's Law Dictionary definition "to limitations of the federal and state constitutions..." Police power is not limited and does not come about by due process but by usurpation and wrongful seizure of your mind, your body and your wealth through deception.
If you read this Black's Law Dictionary definition closely, you will see that the interest of the state in all matters prevails over you, the individual.
When politicians and bureaucrats talk about democracy and public policy, they speak with a forked tongue. They want you to believe that these terms refer to personal liberty. They do not, and the politician knows that they do not. They know that they refer to the police power and enforcement of state authority over the individual. They are code words for government force.
"Government is not reason; it's not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it's a dangerous servant and a fearful master..." George Washington.
Police power is physical force. And yes, the police have guns, and the "lawmakers" want to take guns away from law-abiding citizens. But police power limited to physical force and intimidation can be overthrown even by citizens who are under pressure to give up their guns.
The reason is that the police power of the state goes far beyond the definition given above from Black's Law Dictionary.
I often speak of the subtle and hidden power of government to persuade the public mind. Government persuasion is the indoctrination of the individual through his church, his public school, through his fraternities and the media to sacrifice his person, his individuality and his property for the "greater good" of the group. Group is translated government authority.
Never give up your guns or your personal liberty
The media would like you to think that gang shootings are the same as "mass shootings" and the same as "school shootings."
First of all, who invented the arbitrary "four people killed denotes a mass shooting"? It doesn't. If someone murders four people, that's murder. Mass murder, or mass shootings, occur in war, not at the high school where kids on anti-psychotics murder one - or several - people.
Second, there were approximately 40 murders at schools in 2019. According to the Department of Education, there were 63 million enrolled students. That puts the odds of you dying in a school shooting in any given year at 1 in 1,575,000.
The chances of being struck by lightning are 1 in 700,000.
You should be more afraid of the education the young people in your family are getting at school than the "dangers" of actually attending school.
Another lie is that gun prohibition and gun buybacks have any effect whatsoever on homicide rates or shootings. Studies show they don't.
Once we yield our minds to government force under the pretense of "the greater good" or "the national interest," there is no need to concern ourselves with "the right to bear arms."
In our high school and college history classes we learned about the abolition of slavery in America. However, we learned nothing about the nationalization of slavery with police power as outlined above.
Statutory freedom shackled with mental marriage to the state is a study in the pathology of the public mind. This means that we are "given" certain freedoms by way of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights on one hand and brainwashed into servitude on the other.
Police power is sovereignty of the state over mind, body and soul. To believe otherwise is to live by illusion.
To free oneself of the illusion, in the first place, you must never allow yourself to be convinced to give up your right to self-defense. You should have long ago been aware of the need for home defense and preparedness. If the government is preparing, you should too. I have written to you about this in past Alerts, but in case you missed it, click here for a complete guide.
We must be intolerant when the change agents operating on behalf of those in power try to change our perceptions with words and phrases intended to deceive. There are no such things as "weapons of war" when it comes to guns.
And do you see how "the greater good" means surrendering your liberty to group control by the state? It's imperative to protect yourself and your loved ones from plunder — that's physical harm and wealth seizure through taxation and other forms of financial manipulation by the powers that be.
Those who do not protect themselves will have surrendered their
mind and body over to tyranny and slavery.
Yours for the truth,
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter®
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One of the keys to saving money is having the imagination to repurpose items. Many things which have been designed and manufactured for one purpose will work just as well for another. A wooden children’s play wagon works just as well as a yard cart as the ones made specifically for the purpose, once the kids get too old to enjoy it. Then there are five-gallon paint buckets, which can be used for a myriad of purposes besides just holding unused paint.
Getting those items used at the Salvation Army is even better, allowing you to save money. There’s no sense buying things for full price if you don’t have to. Better to save the money so it can be used for other things. That will help your prepping efforts to go faster...
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