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The Empire wants a seat at your supper table

The Empire and its minions, like roaches are always looking for ways to sneak in your home. The Empire and its nanny ways have grown exponentially. The 0-regime began dictating what items are served on the tables of government schools. After reducing the number of snacks and sodas, they moved on to dictating what can be served and the number of calories allowed to each student. That same kind of mindset is now encroaching on your home. The 0-regime wants to tell people how to eat. The encroachment is a direct threat to the sanctity of your home. With many families having abdicated the education of their children to government indoctrination centres, and abdicating the cooking of meals to fast food joints, it is not surprising that the nanny state makes such a move.

Make no mistake, such encroachment starts with guidelines and will be followed up with enforcement and penalties. The use of force is the empire’s favorite way of achieving compliance with its dictates. It does little good to make guidelines without any kind of teeth behind it. Many of you would not invite Yankees to your table, now they are demanding a place. Michelle O wants to dictate your menu.

Instead of meddling with what goes on your table, they need to mind their own business. She can’t control her own husband, so now she wants to control you and your families diet.

Liberty for Texas!

J Murrah

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The Government Meat/Ethanol Scam

The empire is making things worse once again. Rather than government being the solution, they are making problems worse. In the latest episode, the 0-regime has begun purchasing meat from farmers in the midwest. The idea sounds like a nice way to help people on the surface and to buy some votes from the farmers. It is pleasant enough to have the local press present it as government largesse. The program amounts to a government subsidy on meat. Initially, it will get money to farmers. By purchasing meat in such large quantities, it will keep them artificially high, rather than let the market do its thing. The real reason behind the meat purchase is more insidious. The empire wants to protect corn crops, since they have mandated that 40% of all our corn crops go into ethanol, which no one wants. To keep the ethanol flowing, $170 million is being spent on the meat. Instead of choosing to drop the ethanol mandate due to the drought, they increase government spending and market manipulation.

Bottom line for the South-higher meat prices, more taxes, more unwanted ethanol and more government. All that translates to less freedom and greater costs.

This latest episode is how the empire always wants more government, with its regulations rather than a more workable solution of dropping the needless mandates and regulations. Rather than people getting fooled by fake government largesse, you need to see the big picture.

In another timely example, the Labor Department is giving $100 Million to the States in order to prevent layoffs. This is nothing more than a job subsidy to purchase votes and artificially inflate employment numbers.

In both the meat and the job scams, the empire is purchasing votes, and artificially inflating things. Wait till their monies are gone, then where will people be? Broke, hungry and jobless. It is time that you woke up and support the League.

Instead of increasing government programs and nanny-state mandates, we need less government and more liberty.

Liberty for Texas!

J Murrah

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The Arrogance of the USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has shown amazing arrogance is encouraging that employees not eat meat on Mondays without clearance. That without clearance part tells me that they are ‘commanding’ them to not eat meat. When you have to get clearance, it sounds like a command to me. When I saw this news story, the Bible passage of I Timothy immediately came to mind. “Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth”

As a Bible believin’ Texan, I can see the connection between the dots. Even though the USDA withdrew this ‘encouragement’. Their policy definitely has Biblical proportions. Since the USDA is an extension of the 0-regime, the regime is making a command on its people. We need to wake up to the evil wickedness of this regime.

If you don’t see the Biblical connection on this one, you are not awake.

We need not only Liberty for Texas, we need a revival as well. It will likely take the revival before we have liberty.

J Murrah

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Dieters Prison?

In another assault on freedoms and our health, the ADA (American Dietetic Association) recently made recommendations for states to pass laws which included fines and jail time for those offering ‘nutritional counseling’. Making recommendations to people about diet is not something that should lead to jail time. It today’s police state, such recommendations may get you jail time. Imagine having to serve time in ‘nutritional prison’ just because you either gave advice or did not eat what you were told to. Sound far fetched? Many other wacky ideas have been turned into laws these days as well. Look at how Barbara Boxer is seeking a draconian bill where the IRS has say so over passports. True to her sneaky nature, she embedded it into a highway bill so that if you want the highways fixed, you have a big string attached. This is typical of totalitarian types who can not get their policies passed without sneakiness.

Instead of nutritional prison or travel restrictions, we need liberty.

Liberty for Texas!

J Murrah

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The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)

Today, many websites are going dark in protest of the heavy-handed legislation currently being considered by the CON-gress. What many of these sites have not told you is that the DNC (Democratic National Committee) chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is one of the co-sponsors of this act. The original author of the bill, Texas Congressman Lamar Smith has reportedly claimed that he sees little wrong with the bill. The author’s rarely see the problems or potential problems. The real danger is how the regime and judges will define the bill, not so much what the author intended.

We oppose the unconstitutional constraints on freedom of speech and commerce posed by SOPA. This act, like many others such as the NDAA are unwarranted and egregious overstepping of Constitutional authority by Congress. It contains provisions, like section 105 that allow the government to seize sites that in their determination pose a threat to public health. With the passage of such an act, many alternative health sites and people who have opinions contrary to the government policy on health, they are at risk of being shut down. Yes, this means information on vitamins, vaccinations, and agrarian living (including the freedom to have raw milk, raw milk cheese and other healthy items deemed ‘dangerous’ by thte government) would be in the cross-hairs of government agents. Such acts are common in police states where they want ‘centralized control’ over many if not all aspects of people’s lives.

Some surprising line-ups occurred in opposition to SOPA. This is one of the few times that Ron Paul and Lloyd Doggett have agreed in their opposition to SOPA. This is a bad bill and needs to be opposed on many grounds.

Liberty for Texas!

J Murrah

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Beware of USDA survey disguised as a census

Leave it to the empire to use confusion and threats to expand their power. In the latest, the USDA is sending out what they term a ‘census’, which is in reality a survey. If you sell any agricultural product, which includes livestock and made $1,000. or more you are supposed to report it to them. By using the term ‘census’ they are trying to confuse the farmers and agricultural producers. The government is allowed to do a census every ten years, which the people are by law supposed to complete. This is a misuse of the term census. It creates the impression that it is a form which is required to complete.

This ‘survey’ does not meet the legal requirement of a census. The empire is counting on people being confused in order to gain compliance and obtain information on agriculture within the realm. They want to create a database of the agriculture, farm animals, etc. Like a registration of firearms, such information in the hands of bureaucrats poses many potential dangers.

Instead of submitting to deceptive ploys, consider it junk mail, which it is. We need liberty, not more federal databases and surveys.

Liberty for Texas!

J Murrah

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More strong arm federal raids! From cheese and milk to guitars

In another heavy handed move, the empire showed its power by raiding a guitar factory with locations in Memphis and Nashville. Agents from the Fish and Wildlife Service raided Gibson guitars and are mum regarding what it was for as they stole (seized) property at the locations. Bear in mind the feds were not enforcing US law, but rather their interpretation of the Laws of India/Madagascar!

Experts suspect the raids have something to do with ebony wood being used in the instruments. If the wood comes from sources not approved of (according to Indian law), the federal authorities jump in. How is it that the feds do not enforce our laws on immigration, but will enforce the laws of other nations on US citizens? Never mind that the borders of our own nation are not protected, or our people are protected from the criminal acts of illegal immigrants, …THEY will enforce and protect us from illegal wood products, and enforce the laws of other nations.

To make matters worse, Gibson guitars was told by the regime, that if they outsourced their work to Madagascar, their problems would ‘just go away’.

At this rate, they will begin enforcing toilet bowl sizes and shower heads in order to make sure that they comply with meddlesome federal regulations.

The empire’s federal force has now moved from raiding a family cheese farm in Missouri (Morningland) to raw milk as in the Rawsome Milk raid to Guitars.

The use of raw power in raiding cheese, milk and guitars as potential threats to the public, while allowing immigrants with anti-American views and underwriting their relocation is tolerated shows some social schizophrenia in this regime.

We need a government that focuses on the real threats to American lives. We need a government that secures the borders from illegal immigrants. Instead of meddlesome regulations, we need liberty to play whatever guitar we choose, eat whatever food we wish and to go where we wish without government interference.

Liberty for Texas and the South!

J Murrah

Update: On 25 January 2013, the Morningland dairy was raided. Here is some of the video.

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The regime’s tractor gambit

There has been intense debate about the empire’s Department of Transportation recommendations on those driving tractors. The department (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) issued a new regulation that “require anyone using farm equipment to obtain a Commercial Drivers License”. This was accomplished by re-classifying farm equipment so that it would fall under these new guidelines.

When Texas Governor Rick Perry made reference to the new regulation, the DOT was fast to deny that any changes had been made. Although technically, the DOT did not require the drivers licenses for tractor operators, the changes proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration do. This creates a ‘plausible deniability” on the behalf of the federal bureaucrats. They can deny the changes, due to technicalities. The deniability is an attempt to make Perry look bad while providing cover for the regime and its ever-expanding control games.

Bottom line, the government are making more red tape every day, rather than reducing it. They do not like looking foolish or bad, or being caught in the middle of their scams. Make no mistake, the empire wants all the control it can put its paws on. This is the same government that raided rawsome foods and wants Morningside Family Farm to destroy its cheeses, because they are not playing the government’s control games. The empire is no friend of farmers or of family values. It has shown that in its policies and priorities. It cannot protect the border, but they sure can conduct SWAT raids on dairies and family farms.

We need a return to sane government that protects the borders rather than meddles with tractor driving, family farms and what kind of milk people drink. We need a government that leaves the people alone who are minding their own business and feeding their own families.

Liberty for Texas and the South!

J Murrah

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Forget Fukishima, we have radioactive water problems in Texas!

Will Rogers once commented that no one is safe when Congress (or the State Legislature) is in session. Truer words were never spoken. The latest outrage concerns water. It seems that the TCEQ has been under fire for the quality of water in Texas. Presently, there are high levels of radiation in some of the water supplies. The government agencies have actually been covering up the radiation levels.

These pose significant health concerns for all Texans.

If that is not enough to boil your water and your blood, then there is the Trans-Texas Water Highway that is currently being planned. If you thought that the Trans-Texas Corridor was bad, this is worse. Where is all the water coming from for this highway you might ask. Well, it is being taken from Texans and then Texans are being charged for it.

Rather than water being considered as something belonging to the property owner or land owner, it is now being considered a commodity to be shipped around and sold. Plans may be underway to sell your water and access to your water supply. What this amounts to is that your neighbor can suck all the water out of the ground and sell it out from under you.

The Trans-Texas Water Corridor is a potential threat to all of us. We all need water. This is something that concerns all Texans.

Liberty for Texas!

J Murrah

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The Empire makes a power play for water

In the latest power grab by the empire, the EPA wants to draft interpretive guidelines to seize control of water supplies. The ground work for this power grab goes back to the recently passed Clean Water Act. Although on the surface, the act did not look so dangerous, there were some who warned about how it would be interpreted. I recall writing my CONgress Critter and local media sources about this. At the time, they dismissed my concerns with references to the bill and painted my concerns as alarmist at the time. Now, the EPA is proving that my concerns were justified.

The issue of water is critical to Texas and the South. This is a matter of concern that needs attention. The recent guidelines issues by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers where they redefine water source is a threat to our access to water and other natural resources. The new guidelines give the agencies authority even over private sources of water.

There is a brief 60 day comment period. It is time to act before it is too late.

Liberty for Texas!

J Murrah

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