Friday, December 2, 2016

The USA: Too Big for Liberty

The monstrosity that is called the United States of America is far too big to offer anything like liberty and self-determination to its inhabitants.

Take the recent presidential election as an illustration. Consider the map below. There are 3100 counties within the states that constitute the USA. Donald Trump won 2600 of those counties and Hillary Clinton won 500. The map below depicts the counties won by Trump in red and those won by Clinton in blue.

Now consider, that as physical beings, we all live in certain geographic areas; we all occupy certain real estate, whether they be large or small. In these areas we naturally form communities, as we associate with our neighbors, who are generally much like us and with whom we learn to live in peace because of our proximity to them.

Should those in the vast geographic areas represented by the red on the map be told how to live by those who occupy the much smaller geographic areas represented by the blue, even though they may constitute a plurality of the population? And if they were to be so ruled, could that by any stretch of the imagination be called liberty or freedom or self-determination?

Now reverse situation, suppose those in the red areas were to impose their will upon those who live in the blue areas. Would not this likewise be a situation devoid of any liberty or freedom or self-determination?

Washington, DC is the seat of a vast empire that extends over a vast geographical area. The politicians in DC wield tremendous powers over the nation as a whole. In particular the US President wields great power over the entire nation. Whether we like or not – whether that was how it was intended to be or not – that IS how it is! Whether US Presidents are elected by popular vote or the Electoral College or some other hybrid method, almost half of a huge population is disenfranchised and brought under bondage to the rest of the population.

The only solution that offers even a measure of freedom is to reduce government to a much, much smaller level. Restore local, accountable and sovereign self-government. I can learn to live with my neighbors, but how do I learn to live with liberals on the “Left Coast” or socialists in New England?  Why should I even want to attempt such a thing?

I don’t care how folks on the West Coast of California or New England or even in Southeast Florida live, just so long as they leave me alone to live as I would here in the rural sand hills of North Central Florida.

Sure there are details that need to be worked out if we dissect the Amerikan monster into manageably sized sovereign units, but this is the only path to lasting peace and liberty. What we now have is not working – it cannot work – and the longer it is forcibly maintained, the closer we draw to bloody wars of self-determination. Perhaps we can find solutions short of physical conflict.

Why not try self-determination? Why not try liberty? Why not try local self-determination? There may even be a place for something like the original Articles of Confederation that allowed for a loose cooperation between the states. Anything more leads to the sort of tyranny we now suffer under. A tyranny that is at the very least aided and abetted by the US Constitution, if not actually enshrined within it.

So, here in Florida, I would say: If you socialists want Dade, Broward, West Palm, Tampa, Orlando and the areas surrounding the communist indoctrination centers (UF and FSU), y’all are welcome to ‘em – good riddance – JUST LEAVE THE REST OF US ALONE!

Be mindful of this. You can only keep people in darkness and in bondage to something like the Amerikan Empire for so long, eventually something will give and if it is left to fester long enough that something is almost certain to be bloody and violent.

Deo Vindice!





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Friday, November 18, 2016

Draining the Swamp and Turning It into a Septic Tank

Well, we’re about a week and a half post-election. All the Trump supporters got what they thought they wanted. It remains to be seen if they will really want what they get from a Trump administration.

I remain doubtful that there will be any real change or that there will be any meaningful difference between a Trump administration and what would have been under Hillary Clinton. I have to admit though, that I’m enjoying all the angst from the liberal media and infantile college students.

I found a quote this week that pretty well summarizes my view of this election -- and really of all of them. It even inspired me to construct the following meme:

Voting is like buying a lottery ticket, only dumber.

In any case, I can think of no reason to participate in selecting the next ruler of the yankee empire. As I often remark: Ain’t my flag; Ain’t my country. And I come to hold that position more firmly every day. 

Choosing the next emperor does nothing towards achieving the ultimate goal of small, limited, accountable, LOCAL governments.

Donald Trump is a northeastern, liberal money-grubbing yankee. We can expect his reign to reflect who he is. One of my favorite commentators, Fred Reed, recently wrote: “This column will follow the evolution of Donald Trump into Hillary Clinton.” Fred proceeded to list a number of items that already indicate the beginnings of this transformation. (

I have noted multiple such examples of this myself. I will mention but a couple and provide some headlines and links.

First, an article entitled: Lindsey Graham Backs Possible Trump Nominees, Slams Rand Paul Filibuster Threat”

Anyone backed by that consummate neocon, scalawag from South Carolina should be highly suspect. Amongst those he thinks would be good appointments are the likes of former New York City Mayor Rudy (“Why do you need the 4th Amendment, if you’re not doing something wrong?”) Giuliani and Nikki Haley, a second-generation carpetbagger and professed “Christian” who still worships in the temples of the pagan Sikh religion, in which she was raised.

Nikki Haley has proved herself to be the enemy of all true Southerners, of their heritage, and of their faith. She joyfully orchestrated the removal of the Confederate Flag from the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse.

What I really find odd is that some of my friends in the Southern Independence movement think that Haley has no place in a Trump administration. Let me remind you again that Trump is a northeastern, liberal money-grubbing yankee. Why wouldn’t this traitorous Republican governor of South Carolina fit right in? I suppose the bigger question might be: Why would a Southern Patriot support Donald Trump to begin with? And why would they think that he would support and promote their values?

Secondly, I recommend an article entitled:  “Ron Paul: Skeptical on Whether Trump Can 'Drain the Swamp'”

Ron Paul is one of the very, very few true statesmen that I have seen in my 66+ years. He matches the optimism of the wormy compromiser from South Carolina with a very healthy skepticism based upon the character and reputation of those who are being vetted by Donald Trump for positions in his administration. Of these potential appointments and nominees, Dr. Paul notes that they are "not exactly the kind of individuals who will change things."

An old folk/rock song from my youth contained these lyrics:

   “They paved paradise to put up a parking lot”

Along those same lines it would appear that Donald Trump intends to:

   “Drain the Swamp and Turn It into a Septic Tank”

I would love to be proven wrong and have to eat crow, but there seems to be very little prospect of that happening.

I’ve wearied myself by speaking of the blasted yankee government. I shall return now to the far more important struggle for Florida’s Independence.

Deo Vindice!





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Friday, November 11, 2016

Is it over yet? Please let it be over!

OK, y’all, so the liberal New York yankee has been selected as the new emperor of the Evil Empire, over the shrill liberal Chicago yankee.

I have to admit that even I can enjoy seeing the wailing and gnashing of the teeth of the liberal media and various celebrities who vowed to leave the country if Trump won.

Someone, who was once a friend (not sure he would still count himself as such), charged me with looking on those who supported Trump with contempt. That is simply not true. I think most of them are like-minded folks who have not yet been disabused of their myriad delusions concerning the Amerikan Empire. I believe that SOME of them – SOME of them -- will be awakened soon enough. Others will, unfortunately, return to their slumber, confident of their "victory" and glorying in the Trump presidency, which will essentially continue on the presidencies of the Bushes, the Clintons, Obama, etc. Really all that has transpired since the election of the tyrant Ape Lincoln.

I have ZERO confidence in seeing any real change or improvements in the Empire under the rule of Trump - BUT I am encouraged that the American people have shown their disgust and displeasure with the status quo by electing a candidate who was promoted as a genuine alternative.

Anyway, a few days have passed since the election and I think those of us who love liberty do well to sit down and try to put all of this into perspective.

A man whom I have known for many years, a man who was once called “the most dangerous man in the mid-South”, and a man that some of us know as the Moneychanger did this early on election day, before any of the results were in.

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Franklin Sanders has seen the teeth of the Federal Leviathan bared against himself and his family. He stood and he prevailed. He continues to stand and to encourage others.

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Franklin Sanders wrote the following commentary BEFORE the results of the election were known. We would all do well to carefully consider his words and to put them into action to the best of our ability.

November 8, 2016, 2:30pm

The SYSTEM kills freedom, because human freedom is its most lethal enemy

By Franklin Sanders

No point in talking about markets before the election results are in, but I want to put a bug in the ear to urge y'all to think holistically or systemically.

Loads of operatives in the politics industry -- Americans turn everything into an industry -- want you to believe that changing this or that little element in the system -- even changing the president or passing some amendment -- will change things.

Nothing could be further from the truth. This is whole-blindness, staring at the parts instead of the whole and fatuously wishing that changing some part will correct the whole.

With the yankee government, we are dealing with a SYSTEM. The whole system works together, and changing a president changes nothing. As proof, look at the last 36 years. Reagan changed things? Hardly. Biggest spender in US history until that time. Same holds for all his rotten successors, & most of his 20th century predecessors.

You are dealing with a SYSTEM, where over 50% of income comes from government spending, about 3/5 of that from federal spending, and about 2/5 from state & local government spending. Read that again, & draw the obvious inference: there is NO US economy, there is a one-legged economy that cannot stand without government spending.

So am I against incremental improvements & change? Not at all, but they are bootless, worthless, & feckless unless they aim at changing a SYSTEM which stands strong because like so many piglets half of everybody is sucking on the government teat. I'm not talking welfare, either, but defense spending & subsidies, which dwarf welfare spending. Every farmer who receives subsidies, only about 20% of farmers, in fact, will fight like an enraged mother banshee to keep that subsidy. More, the banks long ago seized control of Washington, so no politician will cross them by reforming them. No politician will stop NAFTA, GAFTA, or BLAFTA shipping US jobs overseas because the corporations who profit from slave labor own the politicians.

The entire system is ordered to profit a few at the many's expense.

Technically the system is FASCISM or national socialism or corporativism. Its strength is in the number of piglets at the teat. It began in this country in 1865 and grew to maturity during the New Deal. Since then it has metastasized into every crevice of privacy and life. To continue the metaphor, the System is the cancer, and the cancer must be killed or it will kill the body.

Most of all, the SYSTEM kills freedom, because human freedom is its most lethal enemy. Government claims to be god, and so like god, it must know and control everything. Freedom cannot coexist with the fascist state, nor can privacy.

I am not against incremental change, or even political activity, but you must view it holistically and systemically. Unless your activity works to change or eliminate the system, it only wastes your time & feeds the System's political industry. Far better to spend your efforts at the state & local level, removing taxes and regulations and restoring freedom in your own community. You have more leverage there than anywhere, and certainly more than at the national level.

Bear in mind: It is a System that troubles you, not a president, not a judge, not a constitutional amendment, not one law, but an entire System that oppresses you.

So take heart: whichever vile teenager wins today, you still have plenty of work to keep you busy dismantling their SYSTEM. Never let them make you think you "are the only one who thinks like you do" or that there is no hope. Brick by brick they built it, and brick by brick we can, and will, take it down.

Franklin Sanders lives on a farm in Middle Tennessee by choice, deals in physical gold & silver, and has been writing and publishing The Moneychanger for nearly 26 years.


Deo Vindice!





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Friday, October 28, 2016

Remember who you are, where you came from, and who your friends are.

I think it is becoming increasingly more important to remember who we are, where we came from, and who are friends are; and that we act accordingly.

Recently my wife and I made a trip to the Conyers/Covington, Georgia area to celebrate my mother’s birthday with her.

We actually had a most enjoyable time, even though Conyers is only some 20 miles from Atlanta. Somehow we generally managed to keep to stench of that “New York of the South” at bay.  As John Shelton Reed remarked: “Every time I look at Atlanta, I see what a quarter of a million Confederate soldiers died to prevent.”

On our trip back to Florida we detoured by the Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site in Irwinville, Georgia.

Recently there had been some discussion of closing the state park down, due to budgetary issues. For now at least, Camden County has entered into an agreement with the state to maintain the site and to keep it open, with slightly reduced hours.

Next time you are traveling down I-75 through Georgia, I would encourage you to stop and visit. The site is less than a 20 minute detour from exit 78.

This is the site where the only president I acknowledge, the honorable Jefferson Davis, was captured by the yankees on May 10, 1865. Following his capture he was imprisoned for two years, but interestingly enough, was never brought to trial.

Some of the most knowledgeable legal authorities in the US feared bringing Jefferson Davis to trial. They were afraid that he might well be exonerated, and then the immoral and unconstitutional nature of the recent northern aggression would be exposed for all to see. Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, Salmon P. Chase, Said: "If you bring these leaders to trial, it will condemn the North, for by the Constitution, secession is not rebellion...His [Jefferson Davis'] capture was a mistake. His trial will be a greater one. We cannot convict him of treason."

As you have occasion to travel about, even if it be only within your own immediate area, I would encourage you to visit such historical sites and to do business with like-minded folks. Promote such sites that celebrate your Southern history and culture. Beyond that, I would suggest that you stop wasting your time and money with folks who hate your guts, who hate your culture, who hate your history, and who hate your faith. Such entities as the NFL, the NBA, MLB, the NCAA, the SEC, Disney, yes, and even NASCAR, come immediately to mind. Why do we continue to feed and promote those who are the avowed enemies of all that we hold dear?

So, instead of attending a professional or college sporting event or wasting your money at a theme park, why not visit a historical Southern site or a Confederate or Southern museum or cemetery? 

Throughout our beautiful Southland you will also find multitudes of cemeteries where the remains of our Confederate defenders are buried. Just off the Interstate, on the way to the Jefferson Davis Historical Site is such a cemetery in which numerous Confederate soldiers are buried.

If you look carefully you can see the cotton field in the background beyond this soldier’s grave in the photo below.

I realize that we cannot fix everything immediately, but we can do those little things that help to keep alive our Southern culture and the memory of our forebears.

By the Grace of God, let us do what we can to keep fresh our Southern memories and to starve our adversaries and their money grabbing endeavors.

Deo Vindice!





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Friday, October 21, 2016

Was Reagan a Conservative? Is Any Republican a Conservative?

When I was recently asked why so many people hold up Ronald Reagan as a standard of a great conservative president, I was a bit taken aback. I could think of a multitude of reason for why they SHOULD NOT, but that was not the question. Why DO they hold him up as the consummate conservative?

No doubt, the majority of the country has no personal memory of his presidency. They rely upon what they have been told or what they have read or what they have seen on some electronic media. But why have they been indoctrinated to view him as a conservative? The fact is, the media and the political establishment must present an illusion of choice to the American people. They must maintain that there are substantive differences between the Republicans and the Democrats. So Reagan and all those who have followed in his footsteps must be presented as the conservative alternative to the liberals and the progressives, though they are but two wings of the same political bird.

And thus we have in our day a Donald Trump presented as the conservative alternative to a Hillary Clinton, when in fact, they are very little different.

In his 1968 campaign for the Presidency Governor George Wallace said: “There's not a dime's worth of difference between the Republicans and Democrats.” It’s certainly not gotten any better, but the sheeple must be given that illusion of choice, otherwise they might stop being mesmerized by the political games and become more difficult to control.

So the “conservative” sheeple continue to exalt Reagan as the consummate conservative because they are told that he was such, as it serves the purposes of our masters in the District of Corruption.

But Ronald Reagan was not a conservative.

Some of the Reasons Ronald Reagan Was NOT a Conservative:

1. He raised taxes multiple times during his presidency. (Eleven times in eight years)

2. He almost tripled the national debt.

3. He greatly expanded the Federal government, including the Departments of Energy and the Departments of Education, both of which he had promised to eliminate. He also added even more, including the boondoggle called the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

4. He greatly increased the size of the military and the associated military industrial complex. He sent Marines into Lebanon where 241 were killed in a suicide truck bombing (at least two them were old friends with whom I had served). He ordered the invasion of Grenada without a Declaration of War. Wouldn’t a conservative know what the Constitution requires? Wouldn’t a conservative care?

5. He escalated the so-called war on drugs, which turned out to be a war on everyone’s individual rights. National prohibition of alcohol had required a Constitutional Amendment. Why wouldn’t national prohibition of drugs require the same thing? Why wouldn’t a conservative realize that?

6. He granted amnesty to over 3 million illegal aliens. I know, it was sold as a one-time deal, after which everything be set in order and resolved. We are enjoying the benefits of that resolution today.

7. He oversaw the illegal Iran-Contra Affair that reeked of being a CIA operation and was no doubt directly overseen by his VP, the old CIA Chief, George H. W. Bush.

8. He funded, and essentially created Osama Bin Laden and the Islamic resistance to Russia, which eventually became the Islamic resistance to the US by its various names: Taliban, Al-Qaida, ISIS, etc.

9. He signed into law the “Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986,” which banned the ownership of automatic firearms not purchased prior to 1986. This is why automatic weapons are cost prohibitive, even if one possesses a Class III firearms license.

10. Though he occasionally mouthed opposition to abortion on demand he actually did next to nothing to bring about its end. Pretty much like the entire Republican Party.

11. He referred to his party as “The Party of Lincoln” which is an indisputable fact. It is also indisputable that the party and its members are NOT and never have been genuine conservatives. In his 1981 inaugural address he said: “Whoever would understand in his heart the meaning of America will find it in the life of Abraham Lincoln.” There is a great deal of truth in those words, for it was Lincoln that destroyed the republic of the “founders” and turned America into a vast immoral empire. Lincoln completely overturned the principle of government at the consent of the governed, forcing the Southern States back into the union at the point of a bayonet. I don’t think that’s what Reagan intended for us to “understand”, however.

Whether Reagan was a useful idiot or consummate actor, I cannot say, but in essence he oversaw the first eight years of a twelve year presidency of the neo-con, one-worlder, and insider, George H. W. Bush.

I voted for Ronald Reagan both of the times he ran. I even voted for George H. W. Bush the first time he ran. I’m not proud of that, but I was one of those brainwashed sheeple. By the second time George H. W. Bush ran, I had begun to see more clearly, I voted for third party candidate Bo Gritz and since that time I have never voted for a major party candidate in a general election. More often than not, I have written in Jefferson Davis.

This year I will not vote at all, I have come to the conclusion that voting implies my consent and implies my acceptance of the ultimate result. I have withdrawn my consent. I refuse to be implicated in the results of the election. I doubt that I will ever vote again, especially in national elections.

Deo Vindice!





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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Free Florida First at the Central Florida Peanut Festival

Last Saturday, October 1, 2016, Free Florida First had a booth at the Central Florida Peanut Festival in Williston, Florida.

We had over 100 people sign up for our flag raffle and were able to send email and print information to each of them.

Many folks, who stopped by and did not sign up for our raffle, did take literature and engaged in discussion with us.

Several have already asked to be added to our regular mailing list.

We took in over $300 in sales of flags to festival attendees.

We also gave free hand-sized battle flags to all the young folks who stopped by and visited with us.

Numerous folks just thanked us for being there and showing the flag.

Festivals are an excellent way to get our message out for a “Free, Independent, Godly, Prosperous, and Traditionally Southern Florida.”

We are a small group of liberty-minded individuals that seek to educate and encourage one another in our stand against a tyrannical government.

We encourage folks to secede from the empire . . . beginning in their own hearts and minds.

We believe that local and unaffiliated organizations can best work towards our goal of true liberty.

So, what can be done to resist the evil empire? We can start by gathering with folks like ourselves and encouraging and educating one another.

We advocate liberty for all citizens of Florida and welcome them to join with us in the struggle.

If you are in our area, you might want to join us. Our next meeting is 7:30pm, Monday, October 17, 2016.

If you are not in our area, we would encourage you to organize a group of like-minded folks in your own area.

Don’t look towards some national organization or some charismatic leader for deliverance…look to yourself!

Deo Vindice!





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