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The Second American Revolution: Defund and Disobey the Fascists
Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/17/09 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 12/17/2009 3:05:13 PM PST by American Dream 246

(912 on the mall)

The left's anti-American coup d'etat on America, made possible by the first radical Marxist in the White House, calls for distinctly American counter measures.

Dr. Jack Wheeler has "a strategy for any Republican wanting to get elected or re-elected to Congress in 2010, and for any Tea Partyer wanting to take individual action now against a government that ignores the Constitution -- Defund and Disobey."

Here's an excerpt of "The Double -D Strategy for rescuing America":

Let's talk about the Defund D first. The Founders in their usual brilliance place the power of the purse in the House, whose members must face election every two years - for if they become profligate with this power the voters can throw them out within months (24 max) rather than wait years (6) like the Senate.

All Appropriation bills authorizing any branch of the federal government (legislative, judicial, executive) to spend any money for any program must be initiated in and passed by a majority of the House. The Senate can only agree or disagree, and the same with the President.

The obverse of this appropriation authority is that if the House doesn't authorize money for something, then no money can be spent on that something by anyone in the federal government.

This was Senator Jim Inhofe's point when he announced (12/13) that "Obama has no power to make a deal in Copenhagen." Unless the House appropriates the money for any deal he makes, there's no deal at all.

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Currently, this is the best that can be done at the federal legislative level. That is, the key goal of House & Senate Republicans is to block the passage of Dem legislation that will expand government and make our economy so much worse than it already is. There is no way for the Pubs to pass legislation that will make things better - and this is true even if the Republicans gain majority in the House in 2010 due to Zero's veto power.

There is another way. One key solution to solving our problems, economic and social, is to get the federal government out of the way. To the extent that this requires positive legislative remedies - such as eliminating capital gains taxes, the depreciation schedule for capital expenses, and Sarbox - these will have to wait until we get a pro-capitalist president instead of a pro-socialist in 2012.

This means we must focus on negative legislative remedies that the Pubs can effect with a House majority right after 2010 and not wait until 2012. They can simply refuse to fund Zero's programs. The Zero Administration is adding some 10,000 new federal employees to government payrolls every month? Eliminate the funding to pay them, requiring that their jobs be terminated.

ObamaCare is passed by the House & Senate and is made law, providing for a government seizure of one-sixth of the economy? Refuse to appropriate the money to fund the administrative apparatus required.

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) wants to conduct a carbon jihad and seize control over the economy by regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant? Gut the EPA's budget and thus its ability to do so.

NASA and other government agencies continue to conduct climate fraud? Zero out all funding for global warming research.

Thus, in order to gain the support of TeaPartyers and plain normal voters for their candidacy, Republicans wishing to get elected or re-elected to the House should be required to sign The Defund Pledge:

"Should I be elected, I solemnly pledge to my constituents that I will consistently vote to defund, or vote against appropriating any money for, any federal program or activity not specifically authorized by an enumerated power in the United States Constitution. For any federal program or activity I do vote to fund, I will provide the specific enumerated power constitutionally permitting it."

It's the only "purity test" conservatives need.

Just as the "Contract with America" enabled Republicans to gain a House majority in 1994, so the Defund Pledge will ensure they do so in 2010. The voting public is increasingly fed up with the Dems. But they are still wary of the Pubs who refused to shut off the spending spigots during the Bush years.

The Defund Pledge can reassure voters that the GOP will in fact dismantle Democrat fascism by committing to a concrete and simple way to do so: defund the Dem programs and on a Constitutional basis.

It provides the starkest contrast to the insufferably outlaw arrogance of Dems, epitomized by Nancy Pelosi, who when asked where in the Constitution was it allowed for the federal government to force people to buy something (e.g., health insurance), angrily responded, "Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me?"

And it gives the TeaPartyers the single uniting electoral message they are searching for. Right now, the TeaParty movement is inchoate, more emotion than focus. As this article points out, "the biggest challenge facing the movement is how to organize hundreds of local groups, and dozens of Tea Party leaders nationwide with divergent interests, into a force that can influence elections."

The Defund Pledge solves the challenge.

And yet... the 2010 elections are next November and the new Congress, presumably with a Republican majority, won't take office until the end of January 2011. The amount of damage Zero and the Dems can do until then is monumental - on top of the damage they have already done this year. How can that be prevented and undone? What can be done now?

The answer is the second D: Disobey. Disobey the Ghandi Way. Peaceful civil disobedience. No violence. Just the refusal to obey fascist and unconstitutional laws.

There are only three federal crimes in the Constitution: treason (Article III section 3), piracy, and counterfeiting (Article I, section 8). Yet Congress has passed laws making over 4,000 activities a federal crime now, and federal regulatory agencies have issued tens of thousands of rules and regulations the violation of which constitutes a jailable offense.

Ever hear of the Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act? Under it, anyone who transports water hyacinths across state lines for "interstate commerce" can be put in jail for six months and fined thousands of dollars.

Suppose a group of TeaPartyers, with press in tow, walked across a state line wearing water hyacinth flowers in their hair, and met another group of TeaPartyers waiting for them who proceeded to buy the flowers for a penny apiece?

The Federal Register contains some 85 thousand pages of rules and regulations, most all of which are unconstitutional. TeaPartyers have a lot to choose from.

Or they could focus on, say, ObamaCare. If it's passed with the mandate to buy health insurance or pay a $1,000 fine - what if tens of thousands, what if hundreds of thousands of TeaPartyers refused to do either? Perhaps a few might be prosecuted - but there is no way all but a tiny fraction could. There are not enough prosecutors nor judges and it would tie the fed courts up in knots.

And that's the goal. For so many people to disobey so many rules that it becomes impossible for the rules to be enforced.

Call this The Revolution of Disobedience. A Mass Movement of Conservative Civil Disobedience that empowers every participant who knows he or she is actually doing something specific and concrete to bring down Fedzilla.

The anger among TeaPartyers is growing to such an extent that one hears "lock and load" talk, implying they are ready to physically fight against the federales with guns and violence. If they have the guts to do this, then surely they have the guts to simply disobey fascist laws non-violently and peacefully, to fight in the courts and not the streets. Yet it's a far safer and more effective way to cripple Leviathan.

Ghandi knew this. He saw where the Brits were vulnerable and went after them with disobedience. After building railroads in India, the Brits couldn't run the place without them. And they couldn't run the railroads by themselves, for they required many thousands of Indian railroad workers. So he persuaded the railroad workers to go on sitdown strikes. They did, the Brits shouted and screamed that such strikes were illegal, Ghandi and the workers said "So what?" - and British rule of India was over.

If the EPA conducts a Carbon Jihad, if the Dems enact a Cap & Tax bill penalizing energy production in the US, it would take no more than 50,000 energy workers to go fishing next winter, shutting down refineries, coal plants, pipelines et al, for the entire east coast to freeze in the dark.

What Ghandi knew - what TeaPartyers need to know - is that the key to success of any mass movement is the opponent's loss of moral legitimacy. The goal, then, of The Revolution of Disobedience is to deligitimize the moral obligation to obey fascist laws.

There is no such obligation - any more than there is a moral obligation not to lie to a mugger holding you up at gunpoint about money hidden on you and not in your wallet. You may have a practical obligation to obey what he says, but no moral duty.

Just like the mugger, Fedzilla may have power and guns - but no moral authority unless its rules and laws are enumerated constitutionally.


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1 posted on 12/17/2009 3:05:15 PM PST by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246

So essentially we need to do some “REAL community Organizing” for Civil disobedience.

But the question is, with so many hidden taxes and so any people working for other companies that take out their taxes before they ever get paid how does one stage a sucessfull tax revolt by Defunding the vermin in D.C. ?


2 posted on 12/17/2009 3:12:00 PM PST by GraceG
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To: American Dream 246
IIRC one of Newt's planks in his Contract with America was to Defund the Left.

It is a great idea. The problem is that every federal agency becomes the equivalent of a living, breathing organism with employees and constituencies that will fight to the death for survival. I'm not aware of a single post Depression era agency that fullfilled its legislative goal and was subsequently defunded.

We still have NPR because . . .

3 posted on 12/17/2009 3:13:20 PM PST by Jacquerie (More Central Planning is not the solution to the failures of Central Planning.)
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To: American Dream 246

I’m IN...let’s start with the worst of the worst...the EPA.


4 posted on 12/17/2009 3:15:22 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: American Dream 246

Not just defund, but DISSOLVE.


5 posted on 12/17/2009 3:15:22 PM PST by griffin (Constitution Unchained! - krsieanforcongress.com)
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To: American Dream 246

Are there any sites out there with ridiculous laws we could break? I like the border flower idea, that would work good in state capitals that near other state borders....


6 posted on 12/17/2009 3:16:04 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

We HAVE to do something before it is too late. So you pick..


7 posted on 12/17/2009 3:22:57 PM PST by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246
If they have the guts to do this, then surely they have the guts to simply disobey fascist laws non-violently and peacefully, to fight in the courts and not the streets. Yet it's a far safer and more effective way to cripple Leviathan.

I cannot afford to fight in court unless I defend myself. Beyond this I think the defund idea is perfect BUT we have to stick to our guns. 100%! Additionally, I suggest a budget reduction of 1% per year in both discretionary and non-discretionary spending (the very idea of which is nonsense) until the budget is in surplus. And votes to repeal the XVI Amendment and abolish the IRS replacing it with a national sales tax.

8 posted on 12/17/2009 3:31:31 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: American Dream 246
Outstanding strategy, except for 1 thing: The threat of not being elected has been eliminated by the lobbyist revolvoing door (see "Center for American Progress"), so these bought-off, testicle-free Vichy congresspiles have no motivation to side with the People against their Masters.

Dr. Wheeler must remember something we all tend to forget: We are the only ones who play by the rules and are motivated by a sense of right and wrong. These people have no morals and no goals beyond the acquisition of power over others.

You can't count on the feelings of regret or guilt from professional psychopaths. There just isn't anything there to cultivate.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

9 posted on 12/17/2009 3:34:55 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: American Dream 246
I posted Wheeler's article here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2409806/posts

It is one of his open articles for the public.

10 posted on 12/17/2009 3:38:07 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: GraceG
claim 20 dependents on your w-4 form if employed by someone, you might have to pay taxes on April 15th but why give the fed an intrest free loan.
11 posted on 12/17/2009 3:40:41 PM PST by KingNo155
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To: Travis McGee; Jack Black

Ping.


12 posted on 12/17/2009 3:42:19 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: American Dream 246; Publius

Atlas Shrugged pingworthy?


13 posted on 12/17/2009 3:44:12 PM PST by whodathunkit (Obama is the caboose of the long train of usurpations)
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marked


14 posted on 12/17/2009 3:44:49 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: KingNo155

>> claim 20 dependents on your w-4 form if employed by someone, you might have to pay taxes on April 15th but why give the fed an interest free loan. <<

If you want a real revolution I think withholding should be made illegal and everyone pays their federal taxes every quarter.....

Change would then happen...


15 posted on 12/17/2009 3:45:07 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG
i agree most don't know how much tax is taken out because they never look, what else is hidden is their employers contributions which aren't reported on their paystub.
16 posted on 12/17/2009 3:52:41 PM PST by KingNo155
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To: American Dream 246

I am glad to see people are starting to fight back against the take over of our country by socialism.


17 posted on 12/17/2009 3:57:09 PM PST by Wahoo82
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To: Wahoo82

I am afraid it’s not enough not soon enough but it’s a start...


18 posted on 12/17/2009 4:16:27 PM PST by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246

NATIONAL STRIKE


19 posted on 12/17/2009 4:21:41 PM PST by 20 years too late
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To: American Dream 246

I believe this would work well if coupled with a little education on the Rights of a Juror. I would suggest everyone read “The Citizens Rule Book”. If people were educated on our Jury System and why we a Trial by a Jury of your Peers and especially, Their True Power as a JUROR to NULLIFY BAD LAW and STOP TYRANNY, We could restore this Republic in a few short years.
I might add that over the years I personally have asked dozens of Judges in Private if they Believe a Jury has the right to decide the Law as well as the Facts and 100% said NO, until I informed them that virtually Every Supreme Court Justice starting with John Jay says they do. They especially get testy when you ask them how they swore an oath to uphold something they obviously have never read, once I handed my pocket edition to a Federal Judge after saying just that. At that point the conversation was usually over and they weren’t very happy with me.

A jury has the absolute right to JUDGE THE LAW as well as the Facts in evidence, if you believe the Law to be Unjust, then it is your right and YOUR DUTY as an American to NULLIFY BAD LAW. The Government can Only Prosecute,it requires CITIZENS to ENFORCE.
John Jay our First Supreme Court Justice.


20 posted on 12/17/2009 4:35:44 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: 20 years too late

count me in. I been praying for this.
join oathkeepers also


21 posted on 12/17/2009 4:41:13 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: American Dream 246

Good article, good discussion, good words: Defund, Disobey, and DISSOLVE (appropriately shouted by griffin). Yesterday the House passed four significant bills before jaunting off to Copenhagen. I’ll venture a guess that passage of each broke House rules, if not laws. Because someone mentioned a rule and “spending limits” together, the attempt to increase the nation’s debt limit by $1.8T got temporarily scaled back to a mere $300B.

If we tried, we could surely cite another time when rules or laws have slowed or turned — however slightly — this government’s headlong rush toward being USSR II. We might find more than one example where the “rule of law” has had its proper effect; maybe several, if minor or temporary.

This thread doesn’t mention that we have an entire Chicago mob of thugs in the White House, and majorities of congress critters either so stupid or so scared that they only get off their knees to attend to necessary body functions. To deal with the thugs, I’ll offer another word: decapitation (spoken very softly and accomplished with great care).


22 posted on 12/17/2009 4:41:49 PM PST by JohnQ1 (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: American Dream 246

Lock and Load (anyway)


23 posted on 12/17/2009 5:50:20 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: American Dream 246
Who is John Galt?
24 posted on 12/17/2009 5:57:55 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: American Dream 246

“Is it time yet, Claire?”

http://www.loompanics.com/Articles/isittimeyet.html


25 posted on 12/17/2009 6:05:36 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: American Dream 246
The Founders in their usual brilliance place the power of the purse in the House, whose members must face election every two years - for if they become profligate with this power the voters can throw them out within months (24 max) rather than wait years (6) like the Senate.

Didn't the founders in their usual brilliance initially have the states appointing the senators so they would be more accountable to the states they represent? The same busy little bastards in 1913 also instituted the income tax.
26 posted on 12/17/2009 6:12:02 PM PST by weef
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To: broken_arrow1

Our tax payer dollars run the machine. Time to do some maintenacnce on this machine.


27 posted on 12/17/2009 6:30:33 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

The Double-D Strategy for Rescuing America
To The Point News | 17th December, 2009 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
Posted on 12/17/2009 11:48:50 AM PST by shield
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2409806/posts


28 posted on 12/17/2009 7:59:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: GraceG

It may be easier than you think....if 5% of mortgage holders brought the financial system to its knees by defaulting...imagine what 10% or 15% “defaulting” would do. And you dont go to prison for missing mortgage payments...that would bring change...


29 posted on 12/17/2009 10:44:56 PM PST by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Torah is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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To: ronnie raygun

Same thing but think mortgage payments...


30 posted on 12/17/2009 10:46:07 PM PST by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Torah is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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To: GraceG
But the question is, with so many hidden taxes and so any people working for other companies that take out their taxes before they ever get paid how does one stage a sucessfull tax revolt by Defunding the vermin in D.C. ?

By retaking the House in 2010. That's not sufficient to repeal Obamacare, etc., but remember, the House must approve all expenditures. So, no money, and Obamacare may be the veto-proof Law of the Land, but it's nevertheless a Dead Letter.

Of course, retaking the Senate as well would be much better, but also harder because the number of senators up isn't enough to make two thirds.

If it were, then the thing to do would be to pass a law Zero will be sure to violate, then impeach and remove him for doing so. That's what almost happened to Andrew Johnson, but, alas, it failed to make two thirds in the Senate by one vote. Ideally, some 22nd century pretty boy who wants to be president could get a brighter friend to write Profiles in Cowardice about the result.

31 posted on 12/17/2009 11:03:49 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: KingNo155

Agree....starve the beast is something we have done as individuals for a long time.

Vote an starve the beast is easy to do if only all would.


32 posted on 12/18/2009 12:10:28 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: nutmeg

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33 posted on 12/18/2009 12:11:39 AM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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To: American Dream 246

34 posted on 12/18/2009 12:12:14 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Would spring please arrive early, My new motorcycle awaits to run free and wild.)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
I’m IN...let’s start with the worst of the worst...the EPA.

The EPA is way down the food chain compared to that evil, corrupt organization called the IRS.

35 posted on 12/18/2009 8:12:09 PM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: GraceG
If you want a real revolution I think withholding should be made illegal and everyone pays their federal taxes every quarter.....

If you want a REAL revolution it starts by starving the beast.

Claim as many dependents as possible and refuse to file an income tax return.

Or...Everybody have the IRS do their income tax returns. FLOOD THEM WITH PAPERWORK FROM HERE UNTIL HELL FREEZES OVER!

36 posted on 12/18/2009 8:18:36 PM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: American Dream 246

ping


37 posted on 12/23/2009 10:09:54 PM PST by PMAS
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To: American Dream 246

Hello, Freepers. I’m new here, and clearly late to this great party. Don’t hold that against me though, I’ve been fighting the good fight on other fronts.

To that end, I’m working on a new website with Jack Wheeler and several others from To The Point News to get a “Defund and Disobey” website up and running.

We have some great ideas in place but we can always use more. We will be addressing many of the things that you have brought up here, however.

We’re compiling lists of ridiculous federal laws that are ripe for mass disobedience. We’re putting together various agencies and departments that should be defunded because they have no Constitutional authority. We’re gathering information about jury nullification. We’re generating petitions to be signed. Etc, etc.

The bottom line is, we’re working on rolling out a site like what you’ve asked for here. It’s coming.

In the meantime, if you have suggestions or ideas for things to be included in the content, please e mail them to me: mrapp at 4securemail dot com.

My feeling about this is that the Double-D strategy can be a unifying force that all of these various Conservative groups can get behind. At it’s core is the Constitution, so it’s not like we have to reinvent the wheel.

Your help will be greatly appreciated!

While I’m a new Freeper, I think this is a great place to call home.

Cheers,
Mitch Rapp


38 posted on 01/13/2010 5:28:08 PM PST by MRapp
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