Thoughts on the 1st Amendment

Here in the U.S.A. we have something called the 1st Amendment. It was the first of ten amendments ratified on December 15, 1791 and added to the new U.S. Constitution. They were added as some citizens, primarily anti-federalists, wished to see clearly expressed protections of their God given rights.

The Federalists generally argued that specific enumeration of rights was unnecessary, as the Constitution only held certain delegated powers. In theory this was correct, but the Anti-Federalists knew that government tends to grow and that among men in power there will always be a few unscrupulous ones who will twist words to abuse the citizens.

I give this brief introduction, not to insult my readers, but for the following two reasons: (1) because the public school system in America has done such a lousy job of teaching history to students and (2) in the past month I have had several page views from the UK and South Africa, where people may not be familiar with American history or governmental structure.

The 1st Amendment reads as follows:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”. 

The 1st Amendment guarantees our God given right to hold whatever religious opinions seem to us correct, to freely speak our minds and print such thoughts on all subjects, to peacefully assemble with our fellow citizens, and to demand our servant -the government- listen to our objections to its actions and policies.

There is no “wall of separation” between church and state in the 1st Amendment; that phrase came from a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptists. Many of the Founders were Christians, and acknowledged the affect that Christian morality had on our Founding and government. The amendment simply guarantees that there will be no official preference to any religion or sect of religion by the federal government.

Americans have the God given right to read, think, speak, and publish thoughts and opinions on all matters -including ones that are politically or socially controversial. We have a specifically recognized right to criticize our government.

We also have the right to assemble with each other, to discuss whatever we choose. We even have the right to petition the government when we object to it, both in writing and by public assembly.

The 1st Amendment allows me to blog and self-publish my patriot books, which would not be allowed in all the countries of the earth. The 1st Amendment even allows us to question the holy number 6 million, which I understand it is illegal to do in much of Europe.

Not every country recognizes the God given rights of its citizens as the U.S. (at least theoretically) does. The U.S. government is beginning to crack down on free speech through police intimidation, politically motivated IRS audits, hate crimes laws, etc. We had better exercise our 1st Amendment rights while our out-of-control government still recognizes them.

Copyright (c) 2016 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.


I Do Not Covet Your Money

It seems that everything today is for sale. Unlike most people, organizations, blogs, websites, and churches -I do not covet your money. There is not and never will be a donate button on this blog. I do not accept donations. I am an American patriot, not a professional pay-triot like Alex Jones.

With the recent Brexit vote, the main objections to the UK leaving the EU seem to have been financial. It appears that most people in America are focused on making money, accumulating material goods, and being comfortable and entertained. This applies to the entire political spectrum -Republican, Democrat,and Libertarian.

I have been studying the book of Jeremiah recently. What most Christians do not seem to grasp is that much of the Old Testament was written by prophets pronouncing judgement upon the rebellious Jews who had sinned against the Lord; the Old Testament is not some deification of the Jewish people or a list of future promises of physical bliss for Jews while on this earth in some yet to be seen millennial paradise.

Jeremiah was sent to the Hebrews to proclaim the judgment of Almighty God upon them, judgment for their great sins.  They were guilty of much, but as this essay is about money and covetousness, I shall confine my scripture quote to that topic.

“For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one of them is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest  every one dealeth falsely”—-Jeremiah 6:13

Does not that verse from Jeremiah describe present day Americans? Everyone, from children to seniors,live for money and things.

Financial success and upward mobility are the idol of most Americans, even those who never really achieve it. Electronic devices, cars, expensive apparel, elaborate home furnishings, sporting events, and retirement accounts have taken the place of God, country, family, and political liberty.

Government employees close their eyes to the evil actions of them state so that they may receive their paycheck and retirement. People grit their teeth and go on despite the policies and political agenda supported by their corporate employer -as I did when I worked for Home Depot. Wealthy patriots have safes full of guns as America slides toward tyranny. A people who have done this have doomed themselves to eventual slavery.

One has to have something more important than materialism to live for. We are not just here to satisfy base physical desires and accumulate things. Man is supposed to be more than an animal with a high function brain.

This blog is a free service to my countrymen. I want them to learn about the Founders, the Constitution, and liberty. I want them to love America enough to talk to their friends about liberty and current events, buy and hand out books, and prepare for the potential of a future economic collapse or tyrannical government. I want something much more important than your mammon; I want you to love America.

I am currently juggling establishing a homestead, studying the Bible and American history,blogging, staying fit, and several future writing projects. At this point, I have a rather small readership.If my readership does not increase, I may end this blog commentary series sometime this summer and focus on my other projects.

I do not covet your money.

Copyright (c) 2016 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.


Internet Patriots

After two decades of reading and thinking, and several years with alternative radio and the internet, I have come to the conclusion that the loosely knit group often referred to as the patriot movement exists primarily on the internet.

Yes, there are some actual patriot authors (like myself), alternative radio programs, patriot websites and blogs, tax protesters, militia units, etc. But there are precious few patriots per capita. I believe this for three primary purposes.

First, I have personally met very few (perhaps a half dozen) people who fall into the aforementioned categories. Second, because the movement has not really went anywhere since the 1990s era flare-up brought about by the the 1994 Crime Bill/AWB, Ruby Ridge, Waco, etc.; it may have actually calmed down a bit. Third, because any “protest” of any size -such as the NRA, the Tea Parties, and the Trump movement- is openly philosophically flawed in important areas -and often compromised by the enemy.

Sarcasm now beginning. But, my readers, there is one place where it is both safe and fashionable to be a true, hard core patriot -the internet! After doing your 9 to 5 at a factory, office, restaurant, or retail store you can log on to the net, pick an alias, and begin posting comments or blogging -to people who cannot see you or speak to you. If picking an alias is to bold, you can defend America by posting anonymous comments on news article sites. That will have the enemy fleeing our shores in terror!

Now do not type something stupid, like a threat of violence against a particular person or place; the government can hunt you down by your IP address and drag you from your comfortable house in the suburbs.

You can get online and rant and rant, without having to defend the logic of your statements to anyone -as no one is physically present.

Why be a mere patriot when you can be a Patriot Chatroom Warrior? (under an assumed name of course) In the chatrooms, a 5 foot 4 inch computer nerd in new Jersey can be an ex-Navy SEAL now living in a mountain bunker in Idaho -just waiting for the government to “cross the line”.

And if people get too hard on you in the chatroom or the on the comments section of the news sites you go to, just change your name and post under a different alias -or better yet start calling your cyber criticizers “feds”, “shills”, or “controlled opposition”.

Why would the enemies of America fear an awakened populace, talented investigative journalists, patriots websites, or even militia units -when you have the capability to make memes! Yes indeed, it appears that daring internet patriots have the state on the run worth their electronic panel cartoons.

You would stay in shape, hand out free copies of the Constitution daily, talk to coworkers about current events, and even occasionally shoot the guns you own -if only you were not so busy on the internet.

And if daringly posting memes and comments under your alias gets fatiguing, you can drink a beer between each electronic blow you strike for your country! (Note: Beer may make comments less coherent and more entertaining).

Internet patriot, if you were any bolder, your friends, family, and coworkers might actually know that you were a patriot. But do not tell them, it might damage your social standing. Sarcasm now over.

Perhaps I was a little harsh with my sarcasm against pretend patriots. Most present day patriots use the internet, but they do not confine their patriot thoughts to the internet. After meeting so few true patriots, I sometimes feel alone in my stances for liberty and the Founders. Yes there are true patriots out there, and some will read this post. But it appears that we are rather rare.

Copyright (c) 2016 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.

England Leaves the EU!

Brexit wins! England has left the European Union. Let us rejoice for our brothers across the Atlantic. Yesterday the people of Great Britain voted 52 to 48 percent to leave the multi-national federation known as the EU.

I had several articles already written for the next week or so, and had intended to post one this morning entitled “Internet Patriots”. But when I woke up to the news of the success of the Brexit vote, I decided to write this little celebratory essay on the fly from the dining room of the local Dairy Queen.

This is an important move, perhaps the greatest political development in Europe since the Soviet Union fractured. This move reaffirms the concept of national sovereignty, and of the right of a people to determine their own future.

This vote was likely triggered by the massive wave of Middle eastern migrants flooding the countries of Europe courtesy of the EU parliament. This year a Muslim Paki, Sadiq Aman Khan, was elected mayor of London. The people of Britain are tired of this, and have spoken.

I have a friend who married a Scottish girl, that I assume he met when he was a young man in the U.S. Navy. I have a first cousin who is married to German man. I wonder what they think of this vote?

A people have the right to control their national homeland, to rule themselves, and to exclude foreign elements that they believe are harmful or not assimilate. Brexit has won! Golden Dawn is alive in Greece! Pegida is strong in Germany! Europe is awakening!

Regions of people and small states that are made up of people of the same or similar race/ethnicity, speaking the same language, and with similar legal and cultural conditions may find it best to be untied in a country. Two examples of this are the thirteen colonies that revolted in 1775 and formed the thirteen United States of America and the German states united under Bismark in 1871.

Many news people, including Fox News blaring at me from the restaurant TV, are talking about economic repercussions to the Brexit vote and exit. I am reminded of the statement “It’s the economy, stupid” which is a variation of a theme James Carville developed for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign back in 1992. No, stupid, it is not the economy. It is liberty, people/culture, and national sovereignty. Maybe there will be a plunge on the stock markets; who cares! England left the EU!

The EU may begin to fracture. Maybe the UN will weaken and collapse also. Maybe the countries NATO will begin to drift apart. Maybe we can actually start to go back to the way things were. Maybe we can start to reexamine the words of Jefferson, who advised “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none”.

I will post one of my full length commentary essays tonight or tomorrow, but this morning I had to rejoice for Britain!


Post Orlando Gun Hysteria

In the little over a week since the event at an Orlando nightclub for sexual deviants, there has been a renewed pushed for Federal gun control. Head of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has recently stated that gun control is now part of “homeland security”. Not according to the Founders, who desired a well-armed populace to serve as a citizen militia.

Hillary Clinton has spoken out against citizens owning “weapons of war”. Donald Trump initially commented that people secretly and arbitrarily placed on the so-called Federal terror watch list should not be allowed to buy guns, but the NRA (which has millions of members and formally endorsed his presidential bid last month) apparently convinced him to back off from that position to their own. Faux News has expressed outrage over Mateen’s ability to buy a Sig Sauer MCX, which is  basically  a gas piston driven variation of the AR-15 design.

One of the most bizarre antigun columns that I came across was Gresh Kuntzman’s June 15th online New York Daily news article titled What is it like to fire an AR-15? It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud. Apparently, this Jew boy went to a gun range that would talk gun control and let him fire an AR-15. This was just a tad to manly for him, as poor little Gresh reported that the AR-15 “felt to me like a bazooka”, “bruised my shoulder”, “disoriented me”, “made me sick”, and “gave me a temporary form of PTSD”. He seriously wrote that about himself on a major mainstream news site!

Now that you are done laughing, let me take apart those ridiculous claims of poor little Kuntzman. The M16, the selective fire parent of the semi-auto AR-15, was designed to fire 5.56mm NATO ammunition, which is almost identical to the civilian .223 Remington cartridge.

The .223 is popular for varmint hunting, and is rarely used on deer. I have personally fired multiple AR variants over the years. The AR-15 has much less recoil than a 12 gauge shotgun, which is found in almost every house in rural America

The AR-15 and its .223 cartridge is more powerful than a pistol, but noticeably less powerful (and lower recoiling) than WWII era military rifles and most common deer hunting rifles. The AR was designed to be, and is known to be, a very light recoiling rifle; this was to give an infantrymen with a select fire M16 reasonable control on the full auto setting. I will not waste space here commenting on his bizarre and effeminate claims of sickness, disorientation, and PTSD.

I was a little surprised that Kuntzman would post such a degrading, effeminate article about himself on the website of a major newspaper -or anywhere else for that matter. I briefly wondered if he could have made up the bizarre claims in his article to scare people who are unfamiliar with guns, but that would still leave him looking ridiculous to anyone reasonably informed.

Perhaps Kuntzman is that weak, effeminate, and psychologically delicate that firing the little AR-15 did disturb him. Maybe most men, or at least most urban men, have degraded to the point that they think more like women than men.

Kuntzman’s reaction to the little AR was rather humorous, and an insight into the effeminate, urbanized mindset of those who would trash our Constitution. Maybe men who think like Kuntzman should all go live in NYC, or better yet, Tel Aviv. America would not miss them.

Copyright (c) 2016 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.

Thoughts on the 12th Protocol

Sergei Nilus published a book in Russia in the early 1900s titled Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. It purported to be an outline of the secret plans of the leaders of International Jewry. It was translated into English by a British journalist, Victor Marsden. It is a 24 point outline of the plan for Jewish domination of the world.

Some thought it genuine; others thought it was a hoax, perhaps written by officials of the Czar. A third option is that it was a brilliant allegory written by a gentile man who had studied Jewish subversion and wished to anonymously warn his countrymen in an intellectually stimulating way. I take the third option.

This book is diabolically brilliant, and hauntingly real when on realizes how much of it has come to pass in the century since it was written. I wish to focus on one part of the 12th protocol.

Under the headline “Free Press Destroyed”, Protocol 12 point 7 reads in part:

“We turn to the periodical press. We shall impose on it, as on all printed matter, stamp taxes per sheet and deposits of caution-money, and books of less than 30 sheets will pay double. We shall reckon them as pamphlets in order, on the one hand, to reduce the number of magazines, which are the worst form of printed poison, and, on the other hand, in order that this measure may force writers into such lengthy productions that they will be little read, especially as they will be costly. At the same time what we publish ourselves to influence mental development in the direction laid down for our profit will be cheap and will be read voraciously”. 

Regardless of whom one believes wrote the Protocols, this passage is depressingly accurate when it comes to human psychology. Let us consider it.

The author of the Protocols knew that most men do not read large books, regardless of the subject matter. That is why short works -such as small books, magazines, and pamphlets- are called “the worst form of printed poison”. Small books have the potential to reach a much wider audience than scholarly works three or four times their size.

In present day America, most people read very little. Most working class people in America do not read 400 page non-fiction books, regardless of the subject or quality or writing. This is sad, but it is reality.

Politically controversial material is basically impossible to publish through the large (Jewish controlled) publishers, many of which are in New York City. Thankfully, there currently are some digital-print-on-demand companies for self-published authors like myself (CreateSpace, Lulu, NookPress, etc.)

Most people are not even reading books of any size. Even print newspapers are going down in circulation. People now use TV and the internet for their news. The TV news is absolute garbage, regardless of channel. The internet offers everything from garbage to wonderful hard core patriot material. I am afraid that many people, even patriot inclined people, are more inclined to watch a YouTube video than read a commentary article.

The 12th Protocol is why I published my short (106) page book Putnam Liberty Notes in March of 2016, and priced it at $5 (less than an hour’s wage for a high school age fast food restaurant worker). The 12th Protocol is why I am writing this series of brief (roughly 2 page in 6×9 inch format) articles, and posting them online for people to read for free. I am publishing brief and inexpensive material, just like the Protocols feared.

Copyright (c) 2016 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.

June 2016 News Roundup

As a change of pace, I decided that I would do a post on the major news stories of the last few weeks. As I covered the FBI’s warrantless browser search power grab in the last article, I will not recover it here.

Recently, the media has been obsessed with the mass shooting at the gay nightclub “Pulse” in Orlando, Florida. It appears that 29 year old Omar Mateen, a U.S. born son of a Afghani immigrant parents, shot up a well-known nightclub for gays/sexual perverts. It is the largest mass shooting in American history, killing 49 and wounding more than 50. Mateen was killed by police. Mateen, a Muslim, alledgedly placed a 911 call during the shooting, where he allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Donald Trump and Fox News are making a big deal out of Obama calling this an act of hate and terror, not an act of radical Islamic terrorism.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has already used this as an excuse to advocate for gun control, stating “that weapons of war have no place on our streets”.

Correction, Ms. Rodham. First, the AR-15 type rifle is not a weapon of war; it is a semi-auto variation of one. Second, the 2nd amendment guarantees the right of Americans to own the “weapons of war” for the defense of their life, liberty, or property -including militia service. Third, the emotional phrase “on our streets” that she used implies gang or criminal activity, not responsible citizen gun owners.

There has been outrage displayed on Faux News that a man who had been investigated (and cleared) by the FBI for potential ties to terrorism was allowed to buy a gun. these people do not comprehend, or openly despise, the Anglo-American concept of innocent until proven guilty and due process of law.

There has been an outcry to prohibit persons on the so-called “terror watch list” from buying firearms. The terror watch list allows someone to be put on it without their knowledge, and without any clear evidence -let alone legal indictment for- any criminal act whatsoever. The terror watch list is a tool for tyranny to us against political dissenters, and is abhorrent to American principles.

If king George would have had a “terror watch list’ in the 1760s and 70s, he would have put the Founding fathers on it. If the Founding Fathers were alive today, they would be on the government’s terror watch list!

Buried in all the hysteria about the Orlando shooting is an event of potentially much more significance. The annual Bilderberg meeting occurred last weekend in Dresden, Germany. The exclusive Bilderberg Group is known to patriots, and is the subject of the book Jim Tucker’s Bilderberg Diary, published by the American Free Press.

The 2016 Bilderberg meeting occurred shortly before the “Brexit” vote, a vote that might remove the UK from the EU! No doubt that was discussed, in addition to financial manipulations and geopolitics.

As Trump and Hillary prepare to square off this fall, the Libertarian Party has nominated its candidates for President and Vice President. They wanted to show how different the Libertarian Party was, so they nominated two former state governors who held their former office under the Republican Party!? Okay, I guess somebody did not get the memo.

It appears that the political situation in America is degrading. The Founders would not be happy with how things are going. It has gone far beyond the point for the elections this fall to fix everything wrong with this country.

Copyright (c) 2016 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.