Friday, March 28, 2014
Bob Hurt on Al Adask's MOOA views.
Alfred Adask is a soft-spoken sweetheart of a political activist, and he is a bible-thumper. I consider him a wonderful human being and a nice guy. He used to publish the AntiShyster magazine, later renamed to Suspicions. Now he hosts a blog where he writes articles. Today he published this article dealing with a Texas law mentioning "man or other animals" (MOOA):
I write in response to his comments:
First of all, the bible's primitive and allegorical nature makes it anything BUT a credible source of information on the creation. The universe contains many orders of willed creatures (you do believe in angels and the archangel Michael, and the Holy Spirit, right?) subordinate to God, all different, and all thinking he created them in his own image and likeness. I'd say using the creation tale as the basis of any logical argument constitutes a logical fallacy on numerous levels. Furthermore, in his 3-volume Age of Reason, Thomas Paine lithely defeated the notion that Moses authored the first 5 books of the bible (among other flaws, the author of Deuteronomy, certainly NOT Moses, described Moses' funeral). So if you cannot believe the credentials of the author, how can you believe every word (or anything, for that matter) in the author's tales? Thus, your bible based arguments have to fall on the rational reader's blind eyes, if you get my drift.
Second, we have no reason to doubt that man is part of the so-called animal kingdom, physically just another mammal. But man differs from all the rest by possessing a putative gift from the Heavenly Father, a "personality." More correctly we might say that part of each human with survival capacity IS A personality. While we cannot precisely define personality, we know it has these characteristics: self-awareness; moral will, ability to exchange ideals, thoughts, ideas with other personalities; ability to desire to do good to (love) other personalities; and ability to crave to know God and to love and become like him to the extent allowed by inherent capacity and antecedent condition.
Most importantly, we know the effect of neglecting civilizational duty. It derives from the law of the survival of the fittest. When the delusional, through government, interferes with with that law by protecting the unfit or less fit, only WISDOM can prevail to find peaceable and humane ways to preserve the benefits of that law. That means government must find another way to eliminate the unfit.
Our nation's leaders have mired the land in the sticky goo of political correctness, welfare, suffrage and procreation prerogatives for the stupid and other irresponsibles, out of "goodness of heart" or Communist ambition, I imagine. So now 25% of the population lacks the cognitive ability to graduate from a normal high school. And another 40% to 50% lacks the knowledge and sense of responsibility to make prudent life decisions, including decisions regarding political matters. Originally only adult free white landed men could vote. Now women, the stupid, and the irresponsible may vote. Those have swamped the common sense of government and demanded largess from the public treasury to support them throughout their lives. The rest have effectively become their slaves.
Worst of all the smart, responsible people generally fail to organize in an effort to eliminate criminals, crime, and evil philosophy from Government. So long as otherwise responsible folks use fallacious BIBLE-BASED ARGUMENTS to bolster their points and political philosophy, they will look like bungling fools to the enormous group of responsible folks who don't. So, only fellow bible-thumpers will listen to anything they have to say.
THAT is the core problem with Adask's efforts to enlighten people. It's one thing to believe in and promote God, Jesus, the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. It's another thing to shove the bible with its absolutely absurd atonement doctrine and creation story up the noses of intelligent readers, particularly when that and the bible's other nonsense have nothing to do with the issues at hand.
Alfred, every time you open your mouth or write about an issue and use the bible to bolster your points, you shoot yourself and your arguments in the foot.
We humans differ from lower ordered animals because we each have personality, and a spirit fragment of the Heavenly Father indwells the mind of all normal-minded people. We have a civilizational duty to strengthen the family and improve the gene pool, and a community duty to keep criminals and evil philosophy out of government, even if we must resort to rebellion and assassination to accomplish it. THAT's the point you should make.
A criminal in government by departing from constitutional duties and obligations to keep the government in operation according to its strict limits, a government actor becomes "ultra-vires" and establishes his/her own private personal oligarchy, usually in concert with and support of sycophants and fellow travelers. Such an oligarchy, by using force of government authority becomes treasonous, and all its subscribers become traitors.
Look carefully at the beginning of Article I of the Florida Constitution of 1838 (and other state constitutions) to see this principle emblazoned on the pages of history:
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Declaration of Rights.
That the great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, we declare:
Section 1. That all freemen, when they form a social compact, are equal; and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty; of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property and reputation; and of pursuing their own happiness.
Section 2. That all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and established for their benefit; and, therefore, they have, at all times, an inalienable and indefeasible right to alter or abolish their form of government, in such manner as they may deem expedient.
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See that? "at ALL TIMES an INALIENABLE and INDEFEASIBLE right to alter or abolish their form of government..."
The 2nd paragraph of the Declaration of Independence says the same thing.
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
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As I read that, it means that one need not sacrifice life, liberty, and property to stand up publicly against an ORGANIZED CRIMINAL OLIGARCHY operating under color of law while posing as legitimate government, IF one can accomplish the purpose without such sacrifice. That leaves three methods open:
1. Political organization to drive massive force on the handle of an ice pick and shove its tip into the block of ice represented by government crime and criminal process (like letting the stupid vote and procreate).
2. Assassination to cut off the heads of the evil reptile of criminals in government.
3. Open, violent, bloody rebellion
#1 avoids massive murder, bloodshed, incarcerations, and theft, but it might have become impossible, owing to suffrage for the stupid and irresponsible, and it often includes isolated murders, extortion, and other crimes like stuffing the ballot box.
#2 typically results in the death of the assassin and confederates, but if the government-employed perpetrators of crimes and their financiers disappear, it does send a message to the enablers, and they lay-low at least for a while if they cannot catch the assassins and THEIR enablers.
#3 wrecks everything and it will take decades or centuries to recover
No matter how you look at this matter, managing government, and making its operatives and employees adhere to the law, from outside or inside the government, becomes fraught with personal difficulty and danger.
Nevertheless, the People governed have these obligations:
1. Learn and understand the laws (constitution, pursuant law, rules, etc).
2. Gather and master the tools for investigation and discovery of crimes and criminal activities under color of law
3. Use those tools to identify the specific individuals and their specific activities that violate laws or principles of good government, and to investigate those individuals and groups so as to expose all the dirt that can be found on them.
4. Gather, master, and safely stash the tools for personal and family survival
5. Organize politically and become hard core activists - become intensely dangerous to criminals running ultra-vires oligarchies and government enterprises under color of law.
6. Target the evil ones for excision from government.
7. Find and train replacements
8. Excise and replace the evil ones.
9. Establish a branch of government devoted to the above function of identifying, exposing, and prosecuting the criminals who would or do govern.
10. Excise bar organizations from government, and put the licensing and discipline of lawyers under the executive branch of each state. Meanwhile, NEVER vote for a lawyer.