Potatoes are on sale for $1.99 but that huge bag will rot before my family eats them all.

Want to live in a democracy?

Would you like to see California and New York always decide our who our president will be?

What if a majority of people in the United States decided that slavery isn’t such a bad idea after all?

What if enough people decided that the mere mention of God in a public school was punishable by fines or even jail time?

What if most people voted to remove children from homes where the parents smoked pipes, or fed them over the allowed limit of sugar or fat?

What if most people cared so much about individual rights that they voted to outlaw self-defense to prevent harm to an attacker?

Sound crazy? Think about how close we are to these very scenarios – even the slavery one. What do you call it when a person must work and give the fruits of their labors to someone else?

Democracy is the destruction of individual rights. It is the tyranny of the majority. It is how Hitler’s evil spread across Germany. It is two wolves and a sheep deciding what’s for lunch.

As it stands now in the United States of America, our God-given individual rights are in severe jeopardy. We’ve seen how the Constitution is ignored every minute of every day by our government to demand our slave labor, oppress us with ridiculous regulation that they themselves don’t comply with, and interfere in the most miniscule aspects of our personal lives.

One of the protections of our individual rights is in imminent danger of being dismantled. It is the Electoral College.

As always, this situation is directly attributable to the appalling lack of history and civics in public education.

Our children are tomorrow’s rulers. If you want to be governed by a mob of uneducated people who are untempered by historical wisdom, then by all means, ignore the dire state of liberty in this country. Otherwise, for the sake of our unalienable rights and the future of human liberty, take your kids out of public school. Take responsibility and “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

I’ll have more to say about home schooling in a future post.

Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund

This group modeled themselves after the Home Schoolers Legal Defense. Join and put their hotline number on your fridge for when you’re raided because you shared your home-grown veggies with your neighbor or you ate the eggs from your own chickens.

Defending the rights and broadening the freedoms of family farms and protecting
consumer access to raw milk and nutrient dense foods.

Phone: (703) 208-FARM (3276)
Fax: (703) 208-3278
Emergency Hotline: (800) 867-5891

Mailing address:
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
8116 Arlington Blvd, Ste. 263
Falls Church, VA 22042

Email: info@farmtoconsumer.org

Office Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Self reliance and self determination

Tyranny is here. Local, state and federal governments are at war with we the People because we make our own choices. As presumably unsupervised adults, we are punished for our independence.

The owners of Quail Hollow Farm invited friends, family and acquaintances to share in the farm’s bounty at a private event on their property. They were raided by an over-zealous bureacrat on the orders of Southern Nevada Health Inspector Supervisor Susan LeBay.

Southern Nevada Health Inspector Mary Oakes made it clear that it was none of the farmer’s business why she was there:


“That’s all the information you need.”

Here’s the rest of the story:

Farm-to-Fork Farm Dinner Fiasco.

This is it, folks. The country is in a place we hoped it would never be. We’re here because we didn’t protect and defend the rights of our neighbors who wanted to smoke a little pot, or sip a little Absinthe, or smoke cigarettes in a bar, or carry a handgun. We couldn’t just live and let live; we had to use the power of government to punish the people who’s behavior we disapproved of. We allowed the government to take over the education of our children which made them perfect little subjects for social engineering. We let their foot in the door because “there oughta be a law”. We allowed arrogant do-gooders to butt in and protect us from the consequences of our actions instead of letting consequences be our cautionary tale.

Now we’re searched without reasonable suspicion and without warrants. We’re told what we can and cannot eat. We have to get permission from the government to open a business. All under the guise of protecting us.

Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” It’s good to see so many of us finally waking up to that fact but most of us still don’t realize we’re in a war for our liberty. We are in a WAR and in war, there are casualties. And who should the casualties be, Mary Oakes and Susan LeBay or the owners of Quail Hollow Farm?

Liberty. Use it or lose it. Now fight for it:

Southern Nevada Health District
P.O. Box 3902
Las Vegas, NV 89127

(702) 759-1000  Citizen Complaints:  (702) 759-0588

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Mary Oakes - Just following orders.












UPDATE: Here’s a good group of bureaucrats to correspond with. Surely, these people can’t possibly be against healthy food! Surely they don’t believe cut vegetables are a bio-hazard!

Nevada Food Safety Task Force

Honorable people

How often do you hear, “I was wrong.” ?

It takes a person who is strong in character, one with integrity, to admit the error of his ways. It takes a stronger person to act on and defend the new knowledge because his friends and his family will abandon and persecute him. Such a man is Rev. C. L. Bryant.

He said that the values he returned to were always there in him. He believes most people are the same way – that we have what it takes to do the right thing. If that’s true, then a lot of people have a very strong sense of denial.

Checkout this interview by Ginni Thomas:

Protect and defend your rights

Please help! You may not care about e-cigarettes but if you don’t protect and defend the rights of others, nobody will have enough rights to protect and defend yours.

1000 signatures are needed by November 14


Fresh pasta on a budget


Just a short note on frugal living. Although I have kitchen equipment that would be the envy of many a restaurant, I just couldn’t pass up the deal I found at our local value village last night.
I bring you the Marcado Atlas 150 pasta machine.

Although we love our kitchenaid pasta attachments (which I also found at value village) I just couldn’t pass up this very well known and well made (in Italy) hand cranked pasta roller machine. With several different sized pasta cutter attachments, including a cannelloni maker, this will make the next power outage that much more bearable.

And if an E.M.P. happens to hit,we’re still set for making pasta.

And I got it all for $14.99 what a steal. The cannelloni attachment is brand new and the rest looks barely used. It just goes to show you that if you Think with a survivalists mind, you’ll learn to keep an eye out for frugal supplies.

Not only is pasta very easy to make, with fresh eggs from our chickens, and a small amount of flour that you could grind from your own wheat if need be, but it is also a really good comfort food full of carbohydrates needed in times of stress.

Additionally, it’s pretty easy to boil a pot of water in just about any situation.

How to Respond to Lunacy

Perhaps you’ve asked yourselves whether to actively oppose the ignorance of those who believe its government’s role to create jobs, help the poor, and generally control the economy, or to just let it go in the interests of peace and civility.

I believe the interests of peace and civility have been ill-served by not correcting and educating the ignorant. We’ve seen that the longer we allow the ignorant to remain so, the more validated they feel and the more smug they become. Now we see them making demands on us (the productive) with no expectation of payment or consequences. They’re taking their tantrums to the street because they’re not getting what they want, when they want it, for free. While many of the “occupiers” either don’t know why they are there or are simply there for the party, this silly boy represents the most coherent, if childishly idiotic, voice of the protest.

Clearly, as responsible and self-reliant adults we must take back control of the situation and correct these children. The question is, how do we do that?

There is an answer but it’s not an easy one. It will take long-term planning, dedicated discipline, and some actual work. In order to claim the moral high ground, we start by proudly claiming and owning our values.

How could things have gone so wrong that hard work, honesty, integrity, self-reliance, etc. are no longer honored values? Since when are these values wrong?  Simply, they’re not. In reality, the only positive results come from maintaining and living these values. Traditions are traditions for good reason and they apply as much now as ever. No matter what happens or how you’re attacked, remain firm in what you know is right.

It’s seems obvious that in order to educate someone else, we must educate ourselves. Ironically, the sheer magnitude of information available to us now makes it harder to discern the truth. This is just my opinion but the best way to sift out the truth is to build a strong foundation of historical knowledge first. For example, we know the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights, the protection of our right to keep and bear arms, is critical. But why? What were the Founders thinking and what did they know of history that they would so specifically call this out? Reading their letters and the history they reference makes it all crystal clear. Reading history will give you an important insight into human nature and will be your foundational guide through the mess of information we have to wade through today.

Get a clear understanding of how economics works in the real world. It’s all based on human nature and human interaction. It has been called an imprecise science but the basic laws of economics have remained constant throughout history. Again, you’ll see the application of traditional values in the application of economic activity.

So, where to start? I’ve listed below just a handful of resources to start with. They are fundamental in nature and will most likely appeal to your common sense.

Also, read opposing views. There are many common threads running throughout the misinformation disseminated by the opposition. Some of the most influential propagandists include the following:

  • Paul Krugman
  • Saul Alinsky
  • Thomas Friedman
  • Michael Moore
  • Almost everyone in Congress

Finally, we have everything we need to take control. We are the hard workers. We are the educated. We are the self-reliant. We are the grown-ups. Don’t tolerate the intolerable. Don’t tolerate willful ignorance. And most of all, don’t tolerate a minority of loud-mouthed, demanding, know-it-all, spoiled rotten punks trying to “fundamentally change” our culture.

Compassion is defined not by how many people are on the government dole but by how many people no longer need government assistance.”  — Jack Kemp

“Government, stop “helping” us”

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” — C.S. Lewis

Quote for the day, and one to live by.

We the unwilling,

Guided by the unknowing, 

have done so much, with so little, for so long,

that we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.

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