Herding Cats: Texas Independence Faces Challenges From Within

February 24, 2015

by Russell D. Longcore

Herding Cats

Herding Cats

Have you ever thought about herding cats?

Cats are known for their aloof independence. Sure, your cat will curl up in your lap and purr while you pet him, but how often do you see cats sit…or speak…or fetch on demand? Nobody trains guard CATS. There are no Feline Units in your local police department. So the visual image above of cowboys herding cats is meant to be absurd, showing that corralling a bunch of snooty independent cats is a tough job.

“Herding Cats” also accurately describes efforts to get independence-minded patriots to work together. Let me tell you a story that illustrates this phrase well.

Back in the decade of the 2000s, I shifted from being an activist, conservative, Marine Corps-loving, pro-war, pro-gun, rock-ribbed Republican to being a Libertarian. I had read book after book about liberty, and it became quite clear in the pages of Thomas Paine, John Locke, Frederick Hayek, Lysander Spooner, Frederic Bastiat, Henry Hazlitt, Mises, Rothbard, Nock, etc. … that the worldview of the Republicans bore no resemblance to the worldview of lovers of liberty. And the Libertarian Party embraced all those authors, as well as writers like Dr. Mary Ruwart and her book “Healing Our World.” I thought the Libertarians had the perfect political platform. So I joined the local chapter and the national Libertarian Party, and set about finding ways to be an activist Libertarian.

What I discovered about Libertarians is that they are so dedicated to individualism that organizing them into a coherent group, pointed in one direction, was nearly impossible. And so my dream of a political party that espoused precepts of individual liberty and property rights was dashed on the rocks of reality.

So, how do we take that story and apply it to the Independence Movement in the State of Texas?

Texas has the most well-organized independence movements of all the US states. But recently, I have been hearing rumblings from the Lone Star State that all is not brotherhood and sisterhood in the Independence movement.

The two most influential Independence groups in Texas are the Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) and Freedom Texas. Then there is the Republic of Texas group, who has had recent scrapes with the Texas government and Texas courts. These groups are dedicated to returning the US state of Texas to its status as a sovereign nation, shaking off its Federal shackles and to “stand among the nations (Sam Houston).”

Next, we look at the various issue-oriented groups that exist in Texas. Gun rights groups, the NRA, Tea Party, FairTax groups, anti-abortion groups, anti-immigration groups and list goes on. These groups already know how tough it is to make a dent in the culture and make a difference in Austin.

Separately, these groups stand little chance of turning the attention of the Texas populace toward their issues, or toward Texas Nationalism. But together, there could be synergy, and there would certainly be heightened awareness of the benefits of a nation of Texas.

A problem arises when any one of these group’s leaders assert that they and they alone are the Sine Qua Non…the pre-eminent and only…spokesmen for Texas Liberty. That is political suicide. Exclusion won’t work. Stating “you can’t be one of our members and be a member of any other group too” only makes you look petty, small and insecure. Take the time to get everybody who cares about individual liberty and property rights to gather under the big tent.

Texas Independence WILL NEVER HAPPEN if the Independence movement has little Napoleons all over Texas, each trying to carve out their little kingdoms. Texas Independence MUST be about two things and two things only…individual liberty and property rights. Because all the other single issues pale into insignificance when compared to individual liberty and property rights. Fighting turf wars, or arguing over single issues is akin to arranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

NOW is the time for planning and preparing for the future. NOW is the time that all the divergent groups must come together to unite around individual liberty and property rights. NOW is the time to prepare for the trigger event that will require a response.

It is my considered opinion that there MUST be an economic trigger to get the people of Texas to pivot toward nationhood. Recent history has shown that massive intrusion by Washington DC into the inner workings of the State of Texas have not resulted in a unified call for secession. The people of Texas and the state government in Austin will accept pretty much any legislation and insult visited upon them by DC. They may complain, but they will not fight back. Enough is NEVER enough.

So what could be the trigger? Stated more clearly…what WILL be the economic trigger?

The collapse of the US Dollar will be the economic event that will change the minds of people…from the outhouse to the State House…and galvanize public sentiment for secession and nationhood.

The Dollar will collapse, meaning that its purchasing power will collapse in a flurry of massive hyperinflation. The Western nations are all locked into a debt-based monetary system, linked to each other by the world reserve currency, the US Dollar. China is planning something different. China heads the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South America), and China is moving steadily toward a gold-backed monetary system. China is making deals with nations all over the globe to clear monetary transactions without using the Dollar. And at some point soon, critical mass will be achieved, the new system will be in place, and the Chinese Renminbi will supplant the Dollar as World Reserve Currency. This could happen through any number of events:

1. China could simply announce that it is taking over, and the other nations will pivot to China.
2. China could dump Treasury bonds in a large quantity into the bond market, thereby collapsing the US Treasury Bond Market and the Dollar simultaneously. This could be a retaliatory tactic against Washington’s imperialism worldwide.
3. China can quietly continue to make more and more deals with other nations, and let market economics make the decision on what currency is World Reserve. (This is actually what China is doing now)
4. What happens when you loan money, the borrower defaults, and you cannot collect then debt? You go bankrupt. That is, in effect, what will happen to the Western banking system. What happens when a country like France or Germany simply says, “We are not going to play anymore. We are cashing in our US Treasuries today.” But what happens to Western banks when 100 countries all default on their debt or cash in their bond holdings? Collection is unenforceable. It will happen again in your lifetime.

But there will eventually be a tipping point…a black swan event, if you will. Inevitably, there will come a day when the trillions of US Dollars that have flooded the earth will be rejected by other nations. At that time, all of that currency will come flooding back to the USA. The dollar will become worthless seemingly overnight.

When Joe Sixpack in some tiny Texas town can’t buy one Shiner Beer with a $20 bill, you’ll know that he will listen when you talk about the benefits of secession and Texas nationhood. As I have stated in the past…missing a few meals tends to focus the mind on a solution. This example, though meant to be amusing, does not adequately speak to the devastating effects of a Dollar collapse. There will be widespread hunger, death, crime, societal breakdown and riots. Only those with hard assets and guns will have a chance of survival.

The faster Texas secedes and becomes a sovereign nation, the faster the crisis will be overcome.

And finally…I mentioned the State House earlier. Texas has a new governor now, Greg Abbott. From what I have seen, the Governor is no more a friend of Texas independence than Rick Perry was. And how many Texas legislators have publicly stated their unflagging support for secession from the United States? Are there any? My opinion is that Austin will not be the place you should look for leadership about Texas Independence…at least not before the economic trigger. Once the Dollar collapse happens, they will be meeting in emergency sessions trying to figure out what to do. Secession may look like a pretty good idea when their backs are against the wall. Just remember the old visual about a parade going down the street, and some politician jumping out in front of it so he looks like he’s leading it.

Texas will need statesmen, not politicians. Texas will need men of vision like Jefferson, Adams, Franklin and Paine. God grant that such men and women will step up when duty calls. Many statesmen and women exist now in groups like Freedom Texas and the TNM.

Texas patriots, the time is NOW to band together and work tirelessly toward the Nation of Texas.


Cuba

December 22, 2014

By Russell D. Longcore

The fifty-year American embargo against Cuba makes no sense today, if it ever did. Americans think that the United States is about free market capitalism. But over the last 50 years, it is clear that Washington is all about mercantilism. Understanding this truth explains the embargo.

It can be argued that the embargo protected the communism of Fidel Castro and allowed it to continue unabated. Think about it. Was Castro forced to confront capitalism? Not much. He was able to keep his nation communist with DC’s support.

Look at what happened since the 1980s in Communist China and the USSR, the very nations that supported the Castro government.

China’s Beijing government allowed capitalism to blossom after Tiananmen Square. Now China is the largest economy in the world, and very soon will be the source of the world reserve currency, the Yuan.

Communism collapsed in the USSR in 1989. Capitalism rushed into the void. 25 years later, Russia is one of the economic powerhouses of the world.

Also consider what is happening in the USA. This debt-based government is on the verge of collapse because DC has forsaken the free market.

If Washington really cared…if Obama really wanted a legacy…he would make the ending of the Cuban embargo the number one goal of his last two years. With a stroke of his Executive Order pen, he could declare the embargo over instantly. It would take an act of Congress…literally…to vacate and overturn the laws that were enacted to establish the embargo. But if the debate were framed correctly, who could defend the continuation of the embargo?

Framing the debate correctly is easy. Make it about bringing the free market to the deserving peoples of Cuba. Make it about spreading freedom in the Western Hemisphere.

So, ask yourself: Why does Washington care about 11 million people on an island 90 miles from the tip of Florida? The answer? DC doesn’t really care about how the Cubans live. DC cares about its own IMAGE. It’s pure ego, and the inability of the DC criminals to fix things they break.

Obama could have a press conference, and say: “The embargo is over in all its forms. Any Cuban who wants to come here to live can come here. America…you want to go to Cuba? Buy a plane ticket and go. No travel restrictions of any kind. America…you want to invest in Cuba? No restrictions of any kind. Let’s change Cuba with economics, not diplomacy. The free market will overwhelm the communism of Cuba. DC does not have to do anything else but GET OUT OF THE WAY.”

Economics can make the change. The Castro regime would melt. Think about it…where do Fidel and Raul go to complain? China and Russia have been capitalists now for over two decades. Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez is dead.

Any American politician who comes out against ending the embargo has an agenda that does not include the wellbeing of the Cuban people. Guys like Florida senator Marco Rubio, who is against ending the embargo, is nothing more than a political opportunist. A lawyer who wears expensive suits in the US Senate and takes a position that keeps Cuban families in poverty cannot be taken seriously.

Free The Cuban People To Enjoy The Free Market.


Gun Control And The Well-Regulated Militia Update

December 4, 2012

By Russell D. Longcore

(Editor’s note: I wrote this back in May 2009. I’m updating it today. Apparently, sportscaster Bob Costas and other mindless state-worshippers still cannot wrap their brains around the concepts of Natural Law. Of course, they would have had to actually learn the concept in order to forget or ignore it.)

Gun control is today’s subject. The issue has regrettably popped up onto the national radar screen after Jovan Belcher, a nobody NFL player, shot and killed his girlfriend and then did the criminal courts system a favor by killing himself. (In the USA, there are about 221 homicides EACH WEEK in which a gun is used.* But the rest of those people weren’t major or minor celebrities, so they must not count.) Those who would outlaw gun ownership are undaunted and patient. They know that another celebrity shooting, school shooting or mass murder will eventually occur in the United States, and that the event will propel this issue back onto the front pages and lead stories in the news media. So, let us examine the issue of gun control in light of history and a strict interpretation of the Constitution.

For today, we will suspend the debate about whether the Constitution has any validity. Let’s just all stipulate that for this argument, it does.

The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States says:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.

Any State with a well-regulated Militia would be capable of defending itself from Federal tyranny or foreign invasion. Over the past two hundred years, the individual States have forgotten that their security as a free State relies upon a well regulated Militia. The first two phrases in the Amendment shed light on today’s power structure in the United States. The Federal government now has standing armies, navies and an air force that far outnumbers any state militia. So, state sovereignty has been destroyed. Now states are more like counties…no sovereignty, only slave territories of a cancer-ridden, predatory Federal system. So the very opposite of the Second Amendment has become true, stated thus: “A Well-Regulated Militia, being unnecessary to the security of a Serf State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall indeed be infringed.”

Let’s consider the definition of the word “arms”.

The Second Amendment does not define the word “arms” but leaves it open to definition and expansion in the future. “Arms” were not only firearms, but any weapon that could be used to defend one’s life or property. Why then do the anti-gun advocates only single out firearms as the focus of their desire to disarm Americans? Why not archery equipment, swords, knives, or sharpened sticks?

Next, let’s look at the word “infringe”. The Webster’s Dictionary defines “infringe” in two ways pertinent to this discussion; from the Latin “infrangere”:(1) “to break; to violate or go beyond the limits of: (2) to encroach upon.” In order to further explain the Second Amendment, the definition of the word “right” must also be considered, and is: “something due to one by law, custom or nature.” The “right” is the thing not to be infringed by government. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson writes of mankind being “endowed by their Creator with certain Unalienable Rights.” The definitions above speak directly to rights endowed to humans by natural law, and to the nature of man as a created being subject to God’s authority. These rights were among those enumerated as “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Therefore, the Second Amendment states that the right to keep and bear arms is one that is endowed by our Creator under natural law and shall not be broken, violated or encroached upon by the Federal government. It validates the concept of personal property ownership, in this case one’s own person, and the principle of self-defense.

Read What Are Unalienable Rights? to grasp the concept of Natural Law and Unalienable Rights.

Many gun control advocates support, and have been successful in the criminalization of the ownership of certain automatic and semi-automatic weapons, the so-called “assault weapons”. They now seek to restrict the ownership of nearly all firearms by private citizens. Yet the issue of advancing technology was not an issue that the framers of the Constitution even considered worthy of mention. These were learned men, and were well aware of the technological improvements that were made in weaponry just in their lifetimes. They knew world history and knew that guns and gunpowder were relative newcomers to the art of war.

But please consider: at the time of the Revolutionary War, did not the Continental armies possess the same technology of armaments as the Redcoats? Yes.

Hadn’t the Colonial citizens owned and used firearms since the early 1600s? Yes!

Did the English soldiers have cartridges for their rifles while the Colonials had only musket and ball? No. Musket, ball and cannon were the leading technologies of the day.

Did only the King have the ability to build ships, forge cannon and cannonball? No. John Paul Jones was a privateer, which is basically a government-sponsored pirate, preying on English ships. His first wartime command was aboard the ship Providence, owned by New England businessman John Brown. The Providence bristled with cannons.

Both of the combatants in the Revolutionary War had the same technology in armaments. The Continental armies consisted of fighting citizens, taking up their rifles and pistols, forging cannon and going to war against superior numbers in the British army and navy, but not against superior weapons.

Therefore, when it came time for the framers of the Constitution to consider the Amendments, they did not even mention the possibility that the private citizen should be prevented from owning the same weapons as the military. Ladies and Gentlemen, the militias of the Colonies WERE the military!! Could it be that they considered the threat of government tyranny greater than that of citizens owning the latest, most advanced weapons? If the Continentals had the same technology in armaments as the British military, how is it that today’s politician has concluded that (a) semi-auto firearms are not necessary for a citizen to own, (b) full-auto firearms have mostly been outlawed, and that (c) firearms should be OK as long as they are used for hunting or sporting purposes? Where in HELL did this hunting and sporting idea come from?

One of the beauties of the Constitution is its simplicity. The Second Amendment is written with no ambiguity in clear, simple words. Words have meaning. For decades now, those who would subjugate our citizens with Federal and State tyranny have fought to redefine the words of the Second Amendment. They have been successful in passing unconstitutional laws that do in fact infringe upon our right to keep and bear arms. The framers understood that with freedom comes responsibility, and that the ideas and acts of men have consequences. Yet they entrusted to future generations this simple Amendment. They possessed the foreknowledge that this newly-formed government would have the same potential as governments throughout history to decline toward tyranny and totalitarianism.

Finally, you might want to take a look at Ammo: Isn’t It Obvious? which is likely the next logical step for Washington to take to disarm America.

Liberty lovers, tyranny is usually not completed in one grand sweep. There is no single foreign enemy that is going to invade America and enslave its people. It is much more effective when the tyrants enslave people a tiny bit at a time. Tyrants are patient, and the people are usually too busy living their lives to care. It’s death by a thousand little cuts. And you still end up dead.

The Right To Keep And Bear Arms is yet another great reason that secession is the ONLY solution for individual liberty and property rights in North America.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

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© Copyright 2012, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Flash Editorials December 1, 2012

December 1, 2012

By Russell D. Longcore

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(Editor’s Note: WordPress, the host of this blog, deactivated the blog Friday night, indicating that I had violated their Terms of Service as related to Advertising Policy. This blog has been going continuously since 2009…over FOUR YEARS with a perfect record of compliance. WordPress did not send me an email…make a note on my blog…call me…and tell me that there was some piece of content they wanted removed. They just shut me down. We here at DumpDC may need to move from WordPress to a private web host. We still love WordPress, but feel their treatment of us was pretty heavy handed. The site came back online about 3:00 Eastern Monday, and WP still has not communicated with me to tell me what they want done. We await their pleasure…)

Welcome to Flash Editorials for December 1st, 2012. Christmas…Bah, Humbug!!

I am Russell D. Longcore, owner and editor of DumpDC. Flash Editorials is presented by w w w dot Dump D C dot com. DumpDC is the world leader in secessionist thought. We show the world that secession is the only hope for personal liberty and property rights on the planet.


Now, to the news.

The pickins are pretty slim these days after the Obama win, but we do soldier on.

The Nation I: Two tickets for the $588 million Powerball lottery were sold Wednesday night…one in Missouri and one in Arizona. There is a hidden code in your Powerball ticket. If you still have one handy, grab it and I’ll tell you how to read your losing Powerball ticket. The First number is the number of car payments you still have to make. The second number is the number of years you’ll have to keep working at that job you despise. Third number is the number of major life mistakes you’ve made that led to a near-impossible Lotto win being your only hope for a debt-free existence…or a comfy retirement. Fourth number is how many dollars you have in your checking account. Fifth number is how many times you stood in front of the bathroom mirror rehearsing the ways you were going to tell your co-workers and boss to kiss your ass. And the sixth number is the number of times you will re-check the ticket before accepting that you had not a chance in hell of winning. (I stole that off of Facebook.)

The Nation II: The only other story worth mentioning here in national news is the death of Zig Ziglar. Zig died Wednesday in Dallas from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Ziglar was the undisputed Emperor of all motivational speakers. He filled auditoriums where ever he spoke. His career spanned five decades, and Zig was…and still is…greatly beloved by those like me who are personal development junkies. His most famous quote is, “You can get anything in life you want if you’ll just help enough other people get what THEY want.” Rest well, Mister Ziglar. You’ve earned it.

International I: A tectonic economic shift occurred in Phnom Penh, Cambodia during the week of November 16th to 20th, and America still does not know about it. The 20th ASEAN Summit of 2012 brought together thirteen nations that represent half of the world’s population. Our Dearly Beloved Leader Barry showed up at the conference with his bag 0’tricks, and was politely tolerated until he left, as is the Asian way. America has little to offer the world at this point, and Obama’s proposals for American participation in Asia were shunned entirely. The world is lining up with China, and the nations of the developing world are looking to China for economic leadership…and finding it. China is leading the BRICS nations in an effort to replace the US Dollar as world reserve currency. Remember that China is the world’s largest producer of gold and silver, and China does not disclose much of their mining output. China also is not selling gold outside its own borders. So their lead on the world in gold production is far greater than anyone but the Chinese know. China has been a net seller of US Treasuries over the past year, not adding any more bonds to their holdings, but quietly selling them. And curiously, Japan has been the biggest foreign buyer of US bonds lately. Just goes to show you. Japan’s economy imploded from too much debt about 20 years ago and has not fully recovered. And now they are adding on more American debt instruments? Isn’t this the nation that just had a giant earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of their nuclear power generating infrastructure? Japan should be plowing all its Yen into its own nation, not helping prop up Washington. Japan would not be buying all this debt unless it perceived some benefit from it. Don’t you wonder what DC has promised the Japanese government? These things have a way of leaking out. Stay tuned.

Yesterday’s DumpDC posting was all about this. Scroll down and make sure you read the article entitled, “The Asian Pivot Already Happened.”

Business I: This week’s Reuters Online has a story about entrepreneurs and “Lean Startup.” That term defines a web businessman starting with little or no capital investment. Another term I’ve seen is “Ultralight Startup.” Google that term to learn more. But if you have never done an online business, what do you do? If you ever dreamed of owning a small business, the timing for starting one could not be better. Your choice of which business to start is more important than any other consideration. Let me show you our business at: www.PortableOnlineBusiness.com

Here is tonight’s commercial message. Anybody read the Tim Ferriss book, The Four Hour Workweek? The subtitle is ”Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join The New Rich.” Ever heard a sexier title…a more irresistible tease? Who wouldn’t want a four hour work week? But I have something that is a variation on that. Maybe I’m not as good as Tim, or perhaps I have different talents and abilities than he has. But my system works just GREAT!

Let me offer to you the joys of 7 Hour Wealth! At 7 Hour Wealth, our sub-title is “Live How You Want To Live, Live Where You Want To Live, And Make Money Doing It!”

We still LOVE the DEAL concept that Tim Ferriss teaches. DEAL is an acrostic for a process of creating time freedom, which is what we are all about:

D – Definition: You must define how you want your life to operate before you can have it.
E – Elimination: We teach you how to get rid of time gobbling activity in favor of time spent that is rich in results.
A – Automation: being to outsource the stuff you know best to others, thereby freeing up your time while still maintaining control of the process.
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Economy I: The number of actual initial unemployment claims filed under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 357,015 in the week ending November 17th. This is a whopping decrease of 46,541 over the previous week and is attributable to Holiday merchants hiring. Curiously, the Labor Department NEVER reports the number of claimants that reached the end of their benefits and fell out of the system. But the story is the number. Another 357,000 people just like you filed new jobless claims last week. Just last week. And corporations all across America will shed jobs in the final weeks of 2012 in an attempt to show greater profitability at the end of the 4th quarter. It happens every year.

And I’ll say it again. Think about all those jobs said to have been “created” by the Obama Administration, or promised by schmucks like Mitt Romney. First…government does not create jobs, either in the public sector or the private sector. Jobs are created by capital, not by taxation. Capital is investment; taxation is theft with the implied threat of death. All jobs are not created equal. If you create two jobs that pay $10 an hour in the low-paying service sector to replace the high-paying engineering job in manufacturing that paid $50 an hour, you can truthfully say you created more jobs than you lost. But the economic impact is not the same. This is the dirty little secret of the politician and job creation. And the only reason they can get away with this over and over is that the American people don’t know the difference and don’t know the numbers behind the headlines.

In Sports: Big rivalry in the NFL between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons got decided in Atlanta’s favor Thursday night with a 23-13 win. That leaves the Falcons with the best record in the NFL at 11-1, and the Saints effectively out of any hopes of getting to the playoffs. Playoffs? Playoffs? Jim Mora.

In Entertainment: The Rolling Stones are beginning their 50th Anniversary Tour with a show in London on Sunday night, then on to three more gigs in America…in the New York area. Can you imagine these old coots, all nearly 70 years old, still playing kick-ass rock and roll? Jagger was born in 1943…do the math. And what Vegas bookie would have even taken a bet on whether Keith Richards would even be alive in 2012? But here they are, doing four more concerts. And their concerts will be over two hours long, with nearly two dozen songs performed. But only four concerts…they’re old wankers. Ancient tossers.

Finally, in Entertainment: JRR Tolkien’s epic book The Hobbit has been lovingly turned into a three-movie series by Peter Jackson, the producer that brought us the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Hobbit One will be in theaters on December 14th. You must see this film.

That’s all for tonight. Thanks for watching. I am Russell D. Longcore. For all of us here at Dump D C: Good night and good luck.

Dump DC: Six Letters That WILL Change History.

Copyright 2012: Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Here Is How To Secede From The Union

November 28, 2012

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By Russell D. Longcore

(Editor’s note: This is an update of an article I wrote in 2010. I’ve learned some more things about secession since then.)

With all the furor in the Main Stream Media over the last couple weeks regarding those secession petitions lodged at the White House website, I think this article may be of service to those who love America but hate Washington.

A reader recently pointed out to me that I’ve provided most of the possible reasons why any state should secede at DumpDC. But she said I haven’t given a step-by-step procedure on how secession should work. I started this process in my article entitled Secession The Hope For Humanity, but I’m fleshing it out here. This is not complete by any stretch of the imagination. But it’s a place to start a lively dialogue about the steps to secession.

You may think that this article is too simplistic, and omits important issues. Perhaps. But I submit that if secession is not made so simple that a child can understand it, it will not happen in your state. Its logic has to be made so unassailable that only a fool would resist it.

So, here it is, my friends:

How To Secede From The United States of America

1. Philosophy

Each individual must come to his or her own conclusion that secession is the only way to regain liberty, and each state must make its secession decision independent of any other state.

2. Initiation

Secession should be solemnly deliberated by the elected representatives and the state citizens. Secession should be initiated at the moment that any state reaches the point at which it will no longer accept the despotic tyranny and laws coming from the US Federal Government in Washington, DC. Or, secession should be initiated upon a collapse of the Dollar, or the declaration of martial law by Washington DC in the event of social upheaval.

There is no written, formal method for initiating and completing an act of secession. If history can be our guide, we see that the states of 1860 completed their secessions by specially-elected conventions or by referendum. But the secession could also be initiated by a Governor and the State Legislature in assembly.

It would be excellent if a seated Governor would lead his state into secession. The easiest way for a state to secede would be for the State Legislature to draft a Declaration of Secession document and an Ordinance of Secession document. Then the Legislature should take a roll call vote and pass a Joint Resolution of Secession in legislature assembled, and have the Governor sign the Resolution instantly upon its passage. This process should be done on live TV, with all proceedings televised and recorded. Allowing the world to view this process in non-edited real time would be one of the most exciting and historic TV broadcasts ever made. The eyes of the world would be fixed on the TV feed and little else would be reported or discussed on its programming. Hell, run commercials and make some money for the state. Why should the networks get this historic event for free?

If the Legislature and Governor refused to support secession, a petition initiative could garner enough signatures of registered voters to force a referendum. Each state has statutes about petition initiatives for referenda. The Texas Nationalist Movement is doing a petition initiative right now, with the intent of presenting the petitions to the Legislature on day one of the 2013 legislative session. Follow the law in your state.

If there was a statewide referendum on secession it could be a simply worded ballot question like: “Shall the citizens of the State of XXXX repeal the 1788 ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America by the State of XXXX, and shall the citizens of the State of XXXX resume all the rights and powers granted under said Constitution?” A simple “Yes” or “No” vote will suffice.

If that’s too flowery for you, here’s an even simpler question: “Shall the citizens of the State of XXXX secede from the United States of America?” A “Yes” or “No” vote will suffice.

A simple majority of votes would pass the referendum.

The referendum should only be done with paper ballots that will be counted by hand, no machines, no electronic voting. Further, the referendum should not be scheduled for only one single day, but over at least three days, preferably a weekend…to facilitate the greatest possible participation by registered voters. Polling places should be open from 6:00 am to 12:00 midnight on voting days. Finally, a photo ID should be required as verification of identity for eligibility to vote. This ain’t the American way of widespread voter fraud…this is the state’s rights secession way. It’s also my article, and I can write the rules any way I choose.

Another method of moving secession along in your state might be to organize on a county-by-county basis. The County Commission could either call for a countywide referendum on the question of secession, or could nominate a delegate to participate in a Secession Convention.

3. Secession Convention

Each state’s Secession Convention, formed to contemplate, design and complete the process of secession, should draft a Declaration of Secession.

Many of the seceding states of 1860 wrote and ratified a Declaration of Secession, also known as a “Declaration of Causes.” Each Declaration enumerated that particular state’s reasons for secession, in like manner to the 1776 Declaration of Independence sent to King George by the Colonists.

Once the Declaration of Secession is prepared, the Chair of the Secession Convention or the Governor should see that signed original copies of the document are delivered to the Governors of all of the States that comprise the United States of America. The delivery of each Ordinance Of Secession to each Governor would make good TV.

As a mere gesture of courtesy and wry wit, copies of the Declaration of Secession should be sent by Federal Express (just for the irony) to the President of the United States, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and the President of the Senate. You must remember that states do not have to ask permission of Washington to secede. Their compact, the US Constitution, is not between DC and the states. The Constitution is between the several States.

4. Ordinance of Secession.

Then the seceding states must prepare an Ordinance of Secession. Here below is the simple, succinct wording of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession of 1860:

AN ORDINANCE to dissolve the union between the State of South Carolina and other States united with her under the compact entitled “The Constitution of the United States of America.”

We, the people of the State of South Carolina, in convention assembled do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, That the ordinance adopted by us in convention on the twenty-third day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified, and also all acts and parts of acts of the General Assembly of this State ratifying amendments of the said Constitution, are hereby repealed; and that the union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under the name of the “United States of America,” is hereby dissolved.

Done at Charleston the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty.

That is the sum total of all the words necessary to complete the secession.

Once the Ordinance of Secession is prepared (televised live), the Chair of the Secession Convention or the Governor should see that signed original copies of the document are delivered to the Governors of all of the States that comprise the United States of America. The delivery of each Ordinance Of Secession to each Governor would make good TV also.

As a mere gesture of courtesy and wry wit, copies of the Ordinance of Secession should be sent by Federal Express (just for the irony) to the President of the United States, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and the President of the Senate. You must remember that states do not have to ask permission of Washington to secede. Their compact, the US Constitution, is not between DC and the states. The Constitution is between the several States.

That is the process of secession from the United States of America. That was the easy part. Then the REAL WORK begins.

The first thing the new sovereign state should do is to form a Constitutional Convention, and create a new government. See how I would do it at The New Corporate Model of Governance.

Questions? Do I see questions?

Question: What if Washington files a Federal lawsuit or injunction in Federal Court to stop the state from seceding?
Answer:Once the state formally secedes, it is no longer subject to US Federal Court jurisdiction, is it? Is it not a sovereign nation after secession, just like any other nation of the world? So, the seceding state could answer any legal maneuver by rejecting the jurisdiction of the US Federal Courts. Remember, Washington doesn’t OWN your state. Washington was formed by the states to be an errand-boy for the states. Who runs who?

Question: What if Washington invades our state with military forces?
Answer: That is the reason that your state needs a well-trained state militia. And when I say “well-trained,” I do not mean trained to fight on a 3rd Generation battlefield (like WWII or Vietnam). I mean a militia trained to fight with guerilla warfare (4th Generation) tactics, with a heavy emphasis on the tactics of General Sun Tzu, author of The Art of War.

Question: What will we do for money?
Answer: The state must make sure that the free market determines what is money in the new nation. Any state that creates a new national money built upon the same system of debt, fractional reserve banking and fiat paper money is a state created by the same sociopathic criminals that ran the Federal Government, and perhaps even running your state government. The state/nation’s new Charter must prohibit a central bank and fractional reserve banking. The only thing that the national Charter should say about money is that (a) coins must show the weight and fineness, and that (b) the penalty for issuing counterfeit money or altering money is death.

Secession is little more than breaking up with your girlfriend or divorcing your spouse. It’s a lot like being a card player in a big card game, then folding your cards, cashing in your chips and leaving the game.

Isn’t the process of secession much like writing this short note to end a relationship?

Dear Washington: It’s over. We’re leaving. We ain’t asking your permission to leave. We ain’t asking for a legal divorce. We’re just ending this relationship right here and now. We’re rescinding the authority we gave you in the year we ratified the compact. Leave us alone. Goodbye.

In conclusion, try to envision yourself and your family in a new nation created by secession. All the people you meet are excited and breathless in their anticipation of the future. The general opinion of the populace is pure unbridled optimism. The new nation’s economy is booming, the money is backed by gold and silver, and there is no inflation. “Now Hiring” signs are in all the shop windows. The newspaper’s “Help Wanted” ads are packed full. People seeking liberty are POURING over the American border to settle in the new nation. Prices for goods and services are low, and the stores are loaded with goods. Manufacturers are streaming into the new nation to take advantage of the rare pro-business atmosphere. Wages are climbing steadily in manufacturing jobs as companies compete for the best and brightest for their employees. New businesses are being created at a fever pace. Residential and commercial construction is at a high level to meet the demand of the new residents.

All because one state recognized this historic opportunity and realized the dream of liberty through the process of state secession.

Secession is the hope for humanity. Who will be first?

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© Copyright 2012, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Flash Editorials November 23, 2012

November 23, 2012

By Russell D. Longcore
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Welcome to Flash Editorials for November 23, 2012. I am Russell D. Longcore, owner and editor of DumpDC. Flash Editorials is presented by w w w dot Dump D C dot com. DumpDC is the world leader in secessionist thought. We show the world that secession is the only hope for personal liberty and property rights on the planet.

This was the week of Turkey Day, so not much happening in America except overeating. But before we go to the news, let’s talk about something called a ‘Black Swan event.” A Black Swan event was the subject of a book by Nassim Taleb entitled ”The Black Swan.” A black swan even is an event that is a surprise to the observer, nearly impossible to predict, has a major effect, and is usually only understood in hindsight. Got the concept? Now think about the turkey that adorned your Thanksgiving table. He recently had a Black Swan event. From his earliest consciousness, he was fed plentifully every day. Based upon his life experience, there was no reason for him to think that this lifestyle would not continue. Abruptly he was slaughtered. For the turkey, or for the pig that provided you your ham, there was no hindsight…no understanding of the event.

This Is A Black Swan Event.

As Soren Kierkegaard said, “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to accept what is true.” Don’t allow secession to be a Black Swan event in your life.

Now, to the news.

The Nation I: I had an epiphany this week. I figured out why Washington and the Federal Reserve are continuing with Quantitative Easing III. Chairman Bernanke said it was to help the fragile economy. But that was only the latest lie. The Fed could not care less about the economy. The Fed is buying US Treasuries and dropping that so-called liquidity into the US Banking sector. But banking cannot loan that money to business at market interest rates. So, what does the banker do? He loans his money back to the Fed for a safe return, no market risk. But this financial circle jerk protects WASHINGTON from higher interest rates on its own debt. If DC had to start paying anything north of 4%, it would melt DC down entirely. All taxation and all borrowed money would have to go to service the debt. No money for any government program, including Social Security and Medicare. DC is just covering their own asses and kicking the can down the road just a little farther. They will deal with the future crash when it happens…just not today.

The Nation II: Is it just me, or have any of you noticed that changing the party in power NEVER changes policy? Could it be that the two parties are essentially one party? It would be one thing if one party stood for strict Constitutionality, and the other party rejected strict Constitutionality. But BOTH parties totally ignore that tattered old document and do whatever the hell they choose. Actually, the truth is that they do what they are TOLD.

Now that the election is over, President Stepin Fetchit and his Congressional Homeboy Posse are now getting the Mainstream Media worked up over the latest meme, which is the phrase “The Fiscal Cliff.” Now… a moment. Now, for you friends out there that don’t know who Stepin Fetchit was…here’s a little history. Back in the 1920s and 30s an black actor named Lincoln Perry played a character named Stepin Fetchit that was very popular in movies. The name was a play on words…the words that a slaveowner would say to his slave… “I need my umbrella. Step and Fetch it.”

Stepin Fetchit and Will Rogers

This character was described as “the laziest man in the world.” The name Stepin Fetchit became an automatic label for a lazy, subservient, bumbling, dimwitted, good-for-nothing black man. So now you know who Stepin Fetchit was. And the reason I use that term today is that Mister Obama is Stepin Fetchit for the oligarchy that runs America. But don’t get the idea that Barry is the first. All of the presidents since Reconstruction have been Stepin Fetchit for the oligarchy. He’s just the latest. And Congress is filled with Stepin Fetchits, and that ain’t about their skin color.

But I digress.

This topic of the Fiscal Cliff was not discussed before the election, and it is almost as if the White House Press Secretary issued talking points in the briefing room for the reporters to carry back to their offices and implement. But now that the so-called Sabbath Gasbags (thanks Rachel Maddow) have done their duty and opened up the topic, the Republicans, starting with House Majority Leader John Boner, are lining up to make more compromises on keeping the spending going and raising your taxes. Both sides would get what they want if they would just shut the hell up and live with the deal they made in 2011. The Democrats would get huge cuts in military spending, and the Republicans would get automatic cuts in domestic spending. But BOTH SIDES cannot bear the thought of allowing the other side even the smallest victory. And even right after an election, Washington cannot abide the reality of big spending cuts sending the American economy into another tailspin. The scary part of this story is that the power elite talking about this so-called Fiscal Cliff doesn’t reveal how bad things are, and will help immunize DC from blame when the shit hits the fan. You can be certain that Washington will blame free enterprise, capitalism and the wealthy for the economic collapse that is at the bottom of that Fiscal Cliff.

International I: This week I saw news reports and alleged photos that were supposed to prove that Iran (who else) was helping Venezuela build intercontinental ballistic missile silos in Venezuela. When US State Department reps were asked about the story, they said they could not vouch for these reports. I think these reports are planted stories…probably by the CIA. Think about it. Who are DC’s two biggest thorns in the flesh? Iran and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Doesn’t anybody else think it’s just too convenient that these two countries are supposed to be in cahoots on ICBMs? But whether the story is true or not…know what would make the story go away? Washington minding its own business and not pissing on all the other countries of the world and telling them it’s raining…that could make our enemies at least not wish us harm. But what do I know?

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Economy I: The number of actual initial unemployment claims filed under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 397,691 in the week ending November 17th. This is a whopping decrease of 80,872 over the previous week and is attributable to Hurricane Sandy hitting the Northeast. The previous week jumped up by over 100,000 and dropped by 80,000 a week later. But the story is the number. Another 397,000 people just like you filed new jobless claims just last week. Just last week.

And about all those jobs said to have been created by the Obama Administration, or promised by schmucks like Mitt Romney. All jobs are not created equal. If you create two jobs that pay $10 an hour in the low-paying service sector to replace the high-paying engineering job in manufacturing that paid $50 an hour, you can truthfully say you created more jobs than you lost. But the economic output is not the same. This is the dirty little secret of the politician and job creation. And the only reason they can get away with this over and over is that the American people don’t know the difference and don’t know the numbers behind the headlines.

In Sports: The Macho Man took his final shot to the head last Tuesday. Famous Puerto Rican Boxer Hector “Macho Man” Camacho was sitting in a car outside a bar in San Juan Tuesday night when a gunman shot him in the head. Doctors have declared Camacho clinically brain dead. The other occupant of the car was also shot and killed. Camacho had a professional boxing career record of 79-6-3. He had won the world titles in the Super Lightweight, Lightweight and Junior Welterweight divisions. Camacho had drug abuse issues throughout his life, and police found cocaine in the car where he was murdered.

Finally, in Entertainment: I watched the movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” last night with The Redhead. British retirees travel to Jaipur India where they all stay in a fixer-upper hotel. There is no violence. There is no sex. There is no filthy dialogue. There is just humanity and love gently shown. Please rent this movie. There are a lot of spiritual themes in the movie that have nothing to do with any one religion. Carl Jung said, “You must give up the life you’ve planned for the life that is waiting for you.” This movie is all about that. See it.

That’s all for tonight. Thanks for watching. I am Russell D. Longcore. For all of us here at Dump D C: Good night and good luck.

Dump DC: Six Letters That Can Change History.

Copyright 2012: Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Thanksgiving in FRONA?

November 22, 2012

by Russell D. Longcore
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Before you give sit down at your big feast today, take a look at this article from Thanksgiving Day 2011.

Before You Give Thanks Today

Now let’s talk about holidays in the Free Republic of North America (FRONA).

The big Fall harvest feast, otherwise known as Thanksgiving Day, has its roots in a Puritan celebration of harvest that began in the 1620s. And throughout America history, it has been celebrated on various dates. But it was enshrined as a national holiday by none other than US President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 by a presidential proclamation that Thanksgiving Day be observed on the final Thursday of November. His reason for embracing the official Thanksgiving Day was said to be an effort to create some kind of unity between the North and the South. At that time, the Confederate States of America not being all that keen on Lincolnian edicts, ignored the bastard. After Reconstruction, Thanksgiving Day was finally observed in the states of the former Confederacy also.

So, I’m thinking that the folks that populate FRONA will not be all that keen on continuing with American national holidays, and will have a desire to create their own national holidays. And the harvest festival may continue because it is so ingrained in our collective consciousness. But the FRONA government will not declare any day to be a national holiday simply because the FRONA national government will understand that its role is not to be the parent of the People. So I would submit that we citizens of FRONA come up with a fitting reason for giving thanks in the fall harvest season and designate a day for giving thanks to our Creator. And I also submit that the reason for a FRONA Thanksgiving is that we have seceded from the US Union and become a sovereign nation, and that FRONA stands entirely against the tyranny that smothers the rest of the world.

But let’s not confuse this holiday of gratefulness with our own Independence Day. We should also have a day of celebration that coincides with the day that we submitted an Ordinance of Secession to the other states of the Union and peacefully asserted our sovereignty as a nation once more. That should be the greater of the two holidays.

You can be properly grateful that you have a big “turkey day” and have spread a table of delicious food to be enjoyed by family and friends. But nothing else should eclipse celebrating the acts of men in which they take upon themselves their duty to throw off a government that has become an enemy of liberty and an engine of tyranny…to once again organize a government that “provides new guards for their future security.”

Happy American Thanksgiving Day, everyone.

Secession is the only hope for mankind to enjoy individual liberty and property rights in North America. Who will be first?

DumpDC. Six Letters That WILL Change History.

Copyright 2012 Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly given, provided full credit is given.


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