39-1, Virginia Senate Overwhelmingly Passes NDAA Nullification Bill!

Virginia state officials will obstruct any federal agents attempting to arrest and indefinitely detain any Virginian without charges, due process, or a trial.

These actions by states are putting pressure on the federal government to explicitly renounce the powers they have overreached in claiming to have.

Will other states follow suit? Will power be returned to the people?

We’ll see.

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The American Military Industrial Complex is a Communist Institution

Originally Published October 11, 2011

So don’t get all patriotically defensive about cutting it.  If you truly love freedom and defending freedom, you should set it in your sight.  Otherwise, look in the mirror and introduce yourself, Commie.

Historian Tom Woods explains in 5 minutes.

EDIT: 2/13/2012

Tom Woods took down the video.  I asked him why and he wrote me this as to why:

“There were a couple careless errors in it, and I thought it best just
to strike it. I talk about this subject a bit in my video “Our Wise
Overlords Are Just Here to Serve Us.””

Here is the new (well, from 2010, but new to me) video he mentioned.

RedState: Get Ron Paul Off the Stage

Red State is clearly a partisan rag filled with establishment ideas.  Tom Woods’ great response is the antidote to this line of non-thinking.

As E-Mailed by The Bastiat Institute.

On January 9, 2012, by Tom Woods

RedState tweets: “Why is Ron Paul allowed to Continue Participating in Debates?”

In other words, we need that debate stage to be full of people who are three millimeters away from each other ideologically. That’s all the choice you get, citizen!

So here’s what RedState is saying:

Why would we want on the debate stage someone who, when all other candidates were clueless, predicted the recent economic collapse to a T? (He noted on the House floor in 2001 that the recently burst dot-com bubble, itself a creation of the Fed, was giving way to a housing bubble, also created by the Fed, which would just as surely burst.)

Why would we want someone with $1 trillion in specific cuts? We’ve had so much success with candidates who speak only generically about cutting spending while on the campaign trail!

Why would we want someone who’s never voted to raise taxes? We’ve had so much success with people who raised taxes and then, conveniently, happened to “regret” that decision right around the time they decided to run for higher office.

Why would we want someone who will abolish the Department of Education? We’ve had so much success with “compassionate conservatives” who increase spending on it.

Why would we want someone who criticizes the Federal Reserve for bringing about the business cycle? So what that the great economists conservatives are supposed to admire — e.g., Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek — thought the same thing! Who cares? Who’s even heard of those guys? Dick Morris is the only economist we at RedState need, baby!

Why would we want someone who has to be cajoled into boasting about his record, which he essentially never does? We’ve had so much success with egomaniacs who can talk about nothing but themselves.

Why would we want someone who’s been married to the same woman for 53 years, and is surrounded by children and grandchildren who love him?

Why would we want someone who, unlike Santorum and Gingrich, opposed Medicare Part D?

Why would we want someone who opposed all the bailouts?

Why would we want someone who appeals to the old, long-forgotten noninterventionist foreign-policy tradition on the Right? We need people who support the Hillary Clinton-endorsed foreign policy of trillion-dollar wars against two-bit nobodies, based on ludicrous propaganda that would have insulted a third grader, all in order to install an Iraqi regime whose constitution looks to Islamic doctrine for guidance.

I’d say a better question than RedState’s is this: why do Rick Santorum rallies attract eight people, Gingrich town halls attract 45 silver-hairs, and Ron Paul rallies attract huge throngs of smart young kids who don’t think in talking points?

The American Military Industrial Complex is a Communist Institution II

While cleaning my workspace this afternoon I listened to the first of the two New Hampshire Republican Primaries.  I heard Rick Perry clamor that Obama plans to cut 12 trillion dollars from the military, which is not true, and then say that nobody who plans to cut the military can defend our country.  Then most of the folks on stage agreed with him.

I am very proud of Mr. Perry for having the gumption to come out as a commie on national TV in the middle of a heated Republican Primary.  Because of my pride in this, I felt the following video from my previous post from October 11th, and Tom Woods excellent video, deserved to be revisited.

Commence the previous post and video:

“The American Military Industrial Complex is a Communist Institution

So don’t get all patriotically defensive about cutting it.  If you truly love freedom and defending freedom, you should set it in your sight.  Otherwise, look in the mirror and introduce yourself, Commie.

Historian Tom Woods explains in 5 minutes.”