My name is Jason Sopko and I am a free speech and open source advocate.
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As you can see from some of the material below, I love to talk about God, guns and government.
Here are some websites, essays and books that I've read and enjoyed over the years. I hope that you read and enjoy them, too.
The Last Ditch, By Nicholas Strakon and Ronald Neff -
"TLD is a forum of opinion, edited by hard-core market anarchists, that does not flinch from any of the most pressing issues of our time. We are especially interested in questions of culture and ethnicity, our Polite Totalitarian ruling class, and the homicidal humanitarianism of the U.S. Empire."
How Tyranny Came to America, By Joseph Sobran -
"One of the great goals of education is to initiate the young into the conversation of their ancestors; to enable them to understand the language of that conversation, in all its subtlety, and maybe even, in their maturity, to add to it some wisdom of their own. The modern American educational system no longer teaches us the political language of our ancestors. In fact our schooling helps widen the gulf of time between our ancestors and ourselves, because much of what we are taught in the name of civics, political science, or American history is really modern liberal propaganda. Sometimes this is deliberate. Worse yet, sometimes it isn't. Our ancestral voices have come to sound alien to us, and therefore our own moral and political language is impoverished. It's as if the people of England could no longer understand Shakespeare, or Germans couldn't comprehend Mozart and Beethoven."
Our Enemy, the State, By Albert Jay Nock -
"It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own. All the power it has is what society gives it, plus what it confiscates from time to time on one pretext or another; there is no other source from which State power can be drawn. Therefore every assumption of State power, whether by gift or seizure, leaves society with so much less power; there is never, nor can there be, any strengthening of State power without a corresponding and roughly equivalent depletion of social power."
No Treason, By Lysander Spooner -
"Previous to the Civil War, there were some grounds for saying that --- in theory, at least, if not in practice --- our government was a free one; that it rested on consent. But nothing of that kind can be said now, if the principle on which the war was carried on by the North, is irrevocably established. If that principle be not the principle of the Constitution, the fact should be known. If it be the principle of the Constitution, the Constitution itself should be at once overthrown."
I, Pencil By Leonard E. Read -
"I, Pencil, simple though I appear to be, merit your wonder and awe, a claim I shall attempt to prove. In fact, if you can understand me -- no, thats' too much to ask of anyone -- if you can become aware of the miraculousness which I symbolize, you can help save the freedom mankind is so unhappily losing. I have a profound lesson to teach."
Xiphos Open Source Bible Study Software - "Xiphos is a Bible study tool written for Linux, UNIX, and Windows using GTK, offering a rich and featureful environment for reading, study, and research using modules from The SWORD Project and elsewhere. It is open-source software, and available free-of-charge to all."
Polite Totalitarianism, By Ronald Neff -
"Consider the most invasive, the most tyrannical state in the history of the world prior to the 20th century. Insofar as the daily texture and the minutiae of your life are concerned, the United States claims a wider authority and exercises a wider power than the one you selected. Politically prudential considerations aside, there is no limit to the amount of your property it can take from you by taxation, inflation, prosecution, civil "forfeiture," or eminent domain, provided only that it follows certain procedures -- which it may alter in its legislatures, courts, or regulatory agencies. There is no limit to the amount of time it may require you to "serve" your country -- whether by military conscription, the proposed civilian conscription called "national service," criminal sentence, or even the "community service" required for graduation from some government schools -- except such limits as may be found in the very statutes that created the enslaving legislation in the first place. If your time and property are at the pleasure of the state, there is nothing left to be controlled."
Warrior Cops: The Ominous Growth of Paramilitarism in
American Police Departments, By Diane Cecilia Weber, Cato Institute -
"Over the past 20 years Congress has encouraged the U.S. military to supply intelligence, equipment, and training to civilian police. That encouragement has spawned a culture of paramilitarism in American law enforcement. The 1980s and 1990s have seen marked changes in the number of state and local paramilitary units, in their mission and deployment, and in their tactical armament."
Henry George and the Single Tax, By Bob DeNigris -
"Land, labor, and capital are the means of producing wealth. Land yields rent, while labor produces wages, and capital receives interest. The wealth of any society is measured as the total of rent, wages, and interest. Taxation is government collection of a percentage of the accumulated wealth. How much the government collects, and how it is spent, constitutes the economic system under which that government operates."
The Most Dangerous Man in the Mid South
, By Franklin Sanders -
"I didn't sally forth looking for dragons to slay. The dragon came to me. He came with a lie, and either you oppose a lie, or you become a liar. You can kid yourself and say I'm only going along because they have all the guns, but day by day, year by year, your integrity erodes. Finally, you become like the tyrants: just one more liar."
This project continues to this day, with the ultimate goal of forming an independent Christian nation that will survive after the decline and fall of the financially and morally bankrupt American empire. We have learned, however; that the chains of our slavery and dependence upon godless government have more of a hold on us than can be broken by simply moving to another State.
'Conspiracy Theories' and Clandestine Politics, By Jeffrey M. Bale -
"Very few notions generate as much intellectual resistance, hostility, and derision within academic circles as a belief in the historical importance or efficacy of political conspiracies. Even when this belief is expressed in a very cautious manner, limited to specific and restricted contexts, supported by reliable evidence, and hedged about with all sort of qualifications, it still manages to transcend the boundaries of acceptable discourse and violate unspoken academic taboos."
Christian Resistence, By Chuck Baldwin -
"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. -- Romans Chapter 13 Revisited"
Freedom Force International, By G. Edward Griffin -
"Freedom Force International is a network of men and women from all parts of the world who are concerned over loss of personal liberty and expansion of government power. They are not mere complainers. They have a plan to do something about it."
We the Sheep, By Joseph Sobran -
"Civics for Suckers, Lesson One: In a two-party system, you can get the evils of both parties at the same time. Maybe you voted Republican because you hated the way the Democrats always inch in the general direction of socialism. The joke's on you! The Republicans start a war and simultaneously accelerate the drive toward socialism."
Repatriating the West, By Ronald N. Neff -
"The problem can be stated quickly: to borrow from Jared Taylor, "We have a right to be us; and only we can be us." The "we" in this context is white Westerners; and what he and others have pointed out is that white Westerners cannot expect to live in ever-decreasing proportions with Negroes, Hispanics, Orientals, and Third Worlders without its having some effect on our culture, specifically, without its weakening white Western culture, as our folkways, our art, our mores, indeed our very personality are first overshadowed then displaced by those of nonwhite non-Westerners. In other words, multiculturalism means, essentially, the dilution and probable extinction of Western culture."
Progress and Poverty, By Henry George
Dark Suits and Red Guards, By Nicholas Strakon
The Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, By G. Edward Griffin
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, By John Perkins
The Second Treatise on Civil Government, By John Locke
1984, By George Orwell
Protection or Free Trade, By Henry George
The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, By Charlotte Iserbyt
Brave New World, By Aldous Huxley
The Camp of The Saints, By Jean Raspail
Best Book Cover (one of the best books, too):
Lady Justice being assaulted by an ATF agent while the United States Constitution burns in the background is an appropriate cover for the book Unintended Consequences, By John Ross
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I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. -- Thomas Jefferson