In failing to give due consideration to the proper role of government, both our nation and our state are sliding down the proverbial slope towards what?  Less prosperity, lower productivity, higher unemployment, losses of freedom, insurmountable public burdens of debt just to name a few of the maladies associated with impoverished society and to which we are precipitously headed.  A prime example of this failure was highlighted in this past Sunday’s New York Times, “Lines … Continue reading

Unemployment Rate Confusion Explained in 2 Minutes

I think about 120 seconds is all it is likely to take to understand what’s going on with the unemployment rate. Let’s say 30 seconds seconds per image and any accompanying text: Let’s start with something that confirms skepticism expressed about the unemployment number reported on October 5, 2012, which was 7.8%, and provides necessary… more

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UPDATE: (08/22/2012) The Texas Public Utility Commission held a public forum  for “Project #40190:Relating to Advanced Metering Issues” yesterday (August 21, 2012) to hear both invited and public testimony on the possibility of creating a smart meter opt-out provision for Texans. I gave the following testimony during the hearing outlining our proposal for creating the opt-out: As was made clear by Rep. Bonnen’s letter to Chairman Nelson dated February 10, 2012: “[The law] did not … Continue reading

“Only one candidate for Railroad Commissioner has the proven experience and ability to lead the agency and protect private property rights.” That is the opening line from one of Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman’s re-election radio ads (emphasis added). The problem, at least from my perspective as an engaged citizen who has fought to protect private property rights in Texas for years, is that Mr. Smitherman has not lifted a finger to protect property from eminent … Continue reading

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There has been an increased media buzz, both state and national, this week about the elimination of property tax. While voters in North Dakota defeated a proposition to eliminate the property tax in their state on Tuesday, we are pleased to hear, not deterred in reaction to that news, that Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in the Texas House, has said that he plans to introduce a property tax elimination … Continue reading

R3s share New American report: Alabama Adopts First Official State Ban on UN Agenda 21

Alabama became the first state to adopt a tough law protecting private property and due process by prohibiting any government involvement with or participation in a controversial United Nations scheme known as Agenda 21. Activists from across the political spectrum celebrated the measure’s approval as a significant victory against the UN “sustainability” plot, expressing hope that similar sovereignty-preserving measures would be adopted in other states as the nationwide battle heats up. Continue reading more

TAS: The Right of Citizens of the several States to hold Title in Allodium

TAS: The Right of Citizens of the several States to hold Title in Allodium — what the Corp Governments do not want you to know…
The Supreme Court and Lower Courts Affirm That Americans are Sovereign Citizens.  To fully comprehend the expanse of the unalienable Rights possessed by Americans at the close of the Revolution it is only necessary to examine early court decisions. Chisholm v. Georgia 2 U.S. 419, 2 Dall.419,1 L.ED.440 (1793) “At the Revolution, the Sovereignty devolved on the people; and they are truly the Sovereigns of the country but they are Sovereigns without subjects…” Afroyim V Rusk, 387 U.S. 253 (1967) “In the United States the people are sovereign , and the government cannot sever its relationship to the people by taking away their citizenship.” Lansing V Smith, 4 Wendell9, N.Y. (1829) “The people of the state, as the successors of its former sovereign are entitled to the rights which formerly belonged to the king by his own prerogative.” People v.Herkimer, 4 Cowen 345,348 N.Y. (1825)