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Originally posted by mblahnikluver
I knew someone who got pulled over recently for a broken tail light and the cop asked to search her car, something I told her to refuse from now on..
Originally posted by blackcat99
Sounds like the people in the US aren't as free as some of them think they are
Plus, now theres discrimination against the unemployed......
...Resume fraud (a recent survey by Colorado-based Avert,inc., of 2.6 million job applications revealed that 44 percent of the resumes contained lies)... pg 135
Employment Law for Business fifth edition
Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander
Laura P Hartman
Certain information is not available to employers and is protected by state law. For instance, if an employer asks about the applicant's prior criminal arrest record, or even certain convictions, in one of several states that statutorily protect disclosure of this type of information, the employer may be subject to a claim of invasion of privacy or other statutory violations... pg 127
...According to the 1997 report of the U.S. Census Bureau, the nation’s 17 million small, non-farm businesses constituted 99.7 per cent of all employers, employed 52 percent of private workforce and accounted for 51 percent of the nation’s sales. Small business-dominated industries provided 11.1 million new jobs between 1994 and 1998, virtually all of the new jobs created during that time period. Small businesses are most likely to generate jobs for young workers, older workers and women, provide 67 percent of first jobs and produce 55 percent of innovations.
Thousands of people with disabilities have been successful as small business owners. The 1990 national census revealed that people with disabilities have a higher rate of self-employment and small business experience (12.2 percent) than people without disabilities (7.8 percent).... www.dol.gov...
Originally posted by sliceNodice
America is under attack by forces unmentionable.
If the American government is anything like ours then they probably spend most of their time outlawing as many trivial things as they can think of, so sooner or later we're ALL gonna be criminals.....
...Individualists believe that the proper function of the state is negative and defensive. It is to protect, not to provide; for if the state is granted the power to provide for some, it must also be able to take from others, and once that power is granted, there are those who will seek it for their advantage. It always leads to legalized plunder and loss of freedom. If the state is powerful enough to give us everything we want, it is also powerful enough to take from us everything we have. Therefore, the proper function of the state is to protect the lives, liberty, and property of its citizens; nothing more.... www.freedomforceinternational.org...
2009– Year of the Slave
You are a slave. You probably do not realize it, but you are.
Setting aside the stereotyped image of a slave as a bleeding chain-bound wretch, slaves throughout history are often hard to recognize. In some cases, such as the Medieval Serfs, they were held slaves to the rulers by religious belief, and did not see themselves as slaves even though they were treated as such...
So, what is a slave? How do we define a slave? What test do we use to tell if someone is a slave. What makes them different from free people?
Free people can say “no”. Free people can refuse demands for their money, time, and children. Slaves cannot. There is no freedom without the freedom to say “no”....
Freedom is the freedom to say "no."
When you are forced to surrender half your life’s work to the government in ever-increasing taxes, then you are a slave.... For Roman slaves, the ratio of work-for-self versus work-for-rulers was about 50-50. The same ratio applied to Medieval Serfs... And, when you add up all the overt taxes, covert fees, tariffs, excises, plus the increased price you pay for products to pay the taxes of the companies that make those products, you will find that Americans are at that same “half-for-self” versus “half-for-rulers” ratio! [For me it was 64.5% in 1997 when I calculated it] Can you say “no” to the confiscation of half of your life? Can you even get the masters to maybe reduce the burden by a significant amount? No?
Congratulations. You are a slave.
The rulers want your children for their future wars. Legislation for a draft is already in Congress. Can you refuse the confiscation of your children? No?
Congratulations. You are a slave.
Also in Congress is legislation for a "voluntary" national service program. It is being called "voluntary" to get around the 13th amendment, but volunteerism implies a choice, and no choice is being offered here. You cannot say no.
Congratulations. You are a slave....
Just because you cannot see the slave-chains doesn’t mean they are not there. Chains made of steel are obvious, but chains made of beliefs are not always recognized for what they are. Hitler enslaved the German people to war with a belief that Poland was about to invade. LBJ enslaved the American people to war with the belief that Vietnam had attacked the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin. Poland wasn’t invading. There were no torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, but the slaves, held by invisible chains of beliefs, went to war. Millions died....
In 2003, however, the chains started to become visible. The Constitutional right to freedom of expression was confined to “free-speech” zones. A slave may have an opinion, so long as it is not expressed where it might upset the other slaves.....
The government can now search through your private records without cause and without warrant, even break into your home and not have to tell you.
Simply by declaring a citizen an enemy combatant, the government can now lock up US citizens without a charge and without a lawyer.
You can be prevented from traveling simply for having the wrong name.
If you purchase too much gold or take home too much cash, or hoard food, the government will take notice.
Having a Farmer's Almanac is grounds for suspicion.
Talking about the Constitution is now deemed grounds to suspect a terrorist link.
Torture is now espoused as “necessary” to “deal with the crisis”. Were you able to refuse those changes to the Constitution? No?
Congratulations. You are a slave....
You are a slave. When you live under a government that takes your wealth and your children and lies to you to keep you docile and scares you to keep you obedient, how can it be otherwise?
"Civil asset forfeiture has allowed police to view all of America as some giant national K-Mart, where prices are not just lower, but non-existent — a sort of law enforcement 'pick-and-don't-pay.'" —U.S. Representative Henry Hyde
Incredible as it sounds, civil asset forfeiture laws allow the government to seize property without charging anyone with a crime.Until FEAR achieved the nation's first major federal forfeiture law reform at the turn of the millenium, the government was allowed to keep whatever property it seized without ever having to prove a case. Seized property was presumed guilty and could be forfeited based upon mere hearsay—even a tip supplied by by an informant who stood to gain up to 25% of the forfeited assets. Owners were forced into the untenable situation of trying to prove a negative—that something never happened, even though no proof of any illegal act had been offered at trial.... www.fear.org...
In July 2000, USDA officials claimed in our court hearing that, “The farmers have no rights. No right to be heard before the court, no right to independent testing, and no right to question the USDA.” - Linda Faillace www.vtcommons.org...
FDA’s Views on Food Freedom of Choice
S510 would give FDA significantly more power to regulate food... For those who think it’s a good idea to give FDA more power, here are the agency’s views on your freedom to obtain the foods of your choice; these are direct quotations from the agency’s response to a lawsuit the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund filed earlier this year...
* "There is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular food." [A--p. 25]
* "There is no 'deeply rooted' historical tradition of unfettered access to foods of all kinds." [A--p. 26]
* "Plaintiffs' assertion of a 'fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health, which includes what foods they do and do not choose to consume for themselves and their families' is similarly unavailing because plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish." [A--p. 26]
* "There is no fundamental right to freedom of contract." [A--p. 27]
Two words: Privatized prisons.
As soon as Reagan said yes to profiting off of "criminals", guess what went up? Criminals. Not because we suddenly decided to act up, but because they have LOBBYISTS in congress lobbying for harsher laws, longer penalties, and to make more minor infractions illegal. Lobbying against We the People basically. Turning us into criminals for their benefit.
...Note that in the 50 year period between 1928-78 the overall incarceration rate stayed within a narrow range of 140 to 206. Federal alcohol Prohibition was in effect from 1920 to 1933. Federal marijuana prohibition began in 1937. The U.S. incarceration rate has quintupled since 1971 when Republican President Richard Nixon declared the "War on Drugs." 1973 was the year Nixon's DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) began... www.angelfire.com...
...Mental healthcare experienced a revolution at the mid-point of the twentieth century with the availability of the first anti-psychotic medications. For the first time, schizophrenic patients could experience partial symptom relief rather than simply being restrained or tranquilized. In this heady environment, a social movement came into being with the goal of deinstitutionalizing the mentally ill. This movement found expression in critical state and federal supreme court decisions supporting patient rights. Numerous state hospitals were shut down as a result, and previously institutionalized patients were released to live in society with the assistance of the newly created community mental health centers (CMHCs) built in most communities as a result of the 1963 US Federal Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act. The CMHCs continue to be the dominant source of front line care for most schizophrenic patients in America today. Only the most severely disabled patients are maintained in state institutions anymore.
This would be a happy note to end on save for the fact that the initially adequate funding for the CMHCs has eroded over the years to the point where many struggle to simply provide minimal critical services. The noble goals of deinstitutionalization have been largely accomplished, but the follow through has not been well supported;... www.mentalhelp.net...
...The judges zeroed in on the issue of presumed competence of mental patients. Mental patients were presumed competent unless found incompetent by a court. In their decision they quoted a section of the LPS Act: "No person may be presumed to be incompetent because he or she has been evaluated or treated for mental disorder...regardless of whether such evaluation or treatment was voluntarily or involuntarily received."
Moreover, said the court, since treatment with antipsychotic drugs "has profound effects...on mind and body," the right to refuse treatment with these drugs "clearly falls within the recognized right to refuse medical treatment." ... mentalillnesspolicy.org...
If you live in America then we are all criminals 99% of us. Now sit down and shut up before they selectively enforce on one of the 3 probable felonies or dozen or so misdemeanors/code violations you have unwittingly committed today. The 1 in 4 ratio is skewed IMO because they don't catch everyone. Start protesting or making waves and find out how quickly you can "become" a criminal!