Book Progress Update

Hello followers of PLN. I drove into town today to check the internet and the RNC Convention news on Faux at Dairy Queen, and I saw that I have been having visitors every day.

As such, I decided to post an update on my book progress. As America Fades is coming along well. It will consist of the 28 essays. they will be the 22 essays from this blog, a reprint of one of my essay Thoughts on Small arms and Liberty essay from my March 2016 book Putnam Liberty Notes, and five all new essays. The new essays will be one on history, a sequel essay titled More Thoughts on Small Arms and Liberty, an essay exploring the abortion debate, and two long essays originally intended for my yet to be written patriot manifesto.  The two long essays will deal the police state being built around us and how we are being destroyed by multiculturalism.

I am also writing an epilogue dealing with the election cycle, and the compromise and ridiculousness of the current system.

At this point, I need to proofread my blog posts essays and put the final polish and proofread on the other essays. When finished, the next step is to upload my book file to my publisher. Then I will wait as they verify that my data info (ISBN, title author name, and format) are correct, at which point they approve it(usually in 24 hours). I hope to upload my book this weekend or early next week.

Then I will order a single proof copy of my book to make sure that I did not make any major typographical errors. If will generally be printed and shipped in a week or so after I order it. Then I will go online and approve it for sale. If all goes well, I will have As America Fades available for sale on Amazon in the first week of August.

On a side note, the RNC convention politics is entertaining. I was a little surprised by Trump’s choice of Indiana’s (my home state) governor Mike Pence for his VP. Pence is a neo-con and rabid Zionist who has identified himself as a “born-again, evangelical Catholic”. Try and figure that one out! As a side note, the riots at the convention have failed to materialize, which is a good thing.

Thank you all for checking back at this blog. I will post again when my book is available on Amazon.

 

 

End of the Commentary Series

After a great deal of thought, I have decided to end my blog commentary series. This is for several reasons. Researching, writing, and posting these essays is consuming a lot of my time. This is time that I to be spending developing my homestead and studying the Bible and theology.

Between revising my 2015 email newsletter series and turning it into my March 2016 book Putnam Liberty Notes, promoting said book, and blogging -I have basically devoted myself to these concerns for five months. During these five months, i have neglected my spiritual studies. Recently, I have felt a great urge to study the Bible and doctrine more, intensively for at least a few months.

I also believe that America may be heading toward economic collapse or political tyranny. I wish to be able to survive like my ancestors would have, like the Amish still do. This is not “prepping”, as I am not stockpiling freeze dried food and various commercial goods to tide me over until the state and its corporations get back to normal. I am talking about transitioning back towards a sustainable type lifestyle.

In addition to health, patriot, and survival benefits, I believe that agrarianism is approved by God. I had not thought about the spiritual aspect of this until I read Michael Bunker’s book Surviving Off Off-Grid about three years ago. If that interests you, or you are unsure what I mean, you might check out my essay “Homestead: Pillar of Liberty” in my book Putnam Liberty Notes or Bunkers 300 plus page book.

I do intention to put this 22 essay blog series into print. I will likely bundle it with with several new small essays, and my long essay on multiculturalism. i begin working on this  multiculturalism essay back in mid 2015, intending it for  large patriot manifesto type book project that I likely will never write.

I am titling this new book As America Fades. It will probably be around 90 or 100 pages, and it will be only $5 -just like the 12th Protocol feared. I hope to have it in print in early August. i will post on this blog when it is available in print from Amazon.

I intend to leave these blog essays up on the internet as a service to my countrymen. You may still read ones you may have missed and tell your friends about this blog. And my book Putnam Liberty Notes is still available on Amazon for $5. You can also hit the “follow” button on my Amazon author page and be alerted to new books when I release them.

After I get As America Fades into print, I plan to study some theological issues in depth. In early 2015 I actually sketched out a chapter outline and one chapter of a book exposing some of the most prominent and almost universally held errors in Christianity today. I have not worked on this much at all in a year! I probably need 4 to 6 months of study to get this religious book researched and written. I hope to have it in print in early 2017.

Thank you all for reading this blog for the past few months. Please check back for my post announcing the print version of As America Fades.

 

   

 

Looking Up At The Cliff

As America continues to degrade, perhaps we should take stock of the situation. Let us consider liberty, the economy, morality, defense, and demographics.

The liberty bequeathed us by our ancestors is fading, much of it already gone. The plain words and provisions of our Constitution are openly violated and despised by our politicians. Former Speaker of the House  Nancy Pelosi was shocked, offended, and sarcastic when she was asked where the Constitutional  justification for ObamaCare was. Obviously, there is none. And Obamacare is just one of the more recent egregious examples.  The 2nd and 4th Amendments are under siege. Eminent domain steals our property. Free speech is being questioned when it challenges the government’s official position on a subject, or when an issue is deemed “hate speech” against a protected minority (preferably a minority that did nothing to help establish, settle, or build America).

The economy is on its way down. Our monetary system is a sham. The Founders made specie (gold and silver coin) the money of the land, a medium of exchange with intrinsic value that a government cannot eliminate. Eustace Mullins exposed the Federal Reserve System, the current paper money racket, way back in the 1950s.

When you bring together valueless paper money, a nation who does not grow their own food, most manufactured goods being imported junk, our “service economy”, a $19 TRILLION dollar government debt, massive consumer debt, and unstable petroleum prices because of Middle Eastern unrest -you have a recipe for an economic collapse that will make the 1930s Great Depression look mild and rosy.

On morality, the traditional Christian morality of the U.S.A. and western society is almost gone. Sexual sin and sexual perversion that was scandalous fifty years ago -and sometimes punishable by prison or death a few centuries ago- is now promoted on mainstream TV -and acted out on cable TV and in the movies vomited out by KosherWood. Small towns and rural areas that did not lock their doors at night fifty years ago now have locks, burglar alarms, 24 hour police patrols, and loaded weapons kept bedside.

Stable families are a memory. Over 40% of marriages end in divorce. Children born out of wedlock are more and more common, with more than half of black children now born illegitimately.

While some people, especially those in rural America, still own and carry guns for defense -the majority of America adults do not. The concept of a citizen militia as the last line of defense against tyranny and foreign invasion is a faded memory, a memory wiped away with the First World War.

Demographically, the people who founded and settled America are dying. The European people who settled our land, fought the American Revolution, framed the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and built America are slowly dying. On average we are not having enough white children to maintain our numbers. Coupled with black welfare mommas and illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America, America is daily getting browner. Soon we will be a minority in our own land. When will the colored masses begin to sing “Kill the Boer” in America?

The title of this essay was Looking Up At The Cliff, not Standing At The Edge Of The Cliff. We have slipped over the edge of the cliff and are looking back up as we fall. The only question is whether or not enough of us will survive the fall to rebuild the country of our ancestors.

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

Franklin and the Sun Chair

There is an ornate carved Mahogany wooden chair at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was made in 1779 by John Folwell, and was used by George Washington as he chaired the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787.

James Madison wrote that Benjamin Franklin commented, at the end of the convention, that he had often looked at the carving behind the president, without being able to tell if the carved sun was rising or setting -but now he knew that is was a rising sun. Let us consider that thought.

The United States of America was based upon the right of freemen to rule themselves through representative government. We won our independence from Britain after a long and violent struggle. We wrote the Constitution (1787, ratified 1789) and the Bill of Rights (1791) as a framework for intelligent and principle free men to rule themselves with a minimal government with specifically delegated powers.

We had a few struggles , such as the feud between Hamilton and Jefferson over the national bank and later the Alien and Sedition acts, but overall we went on as free men until 1861. The southern states, faced with economic and political sanctions from the northern states, decided to cut the cord and restart in the tradition of their grandfathers who had left Britain.

Rather than repenting of their ways and attempting to reconcile with the southern states, Abraham Lincoln -the first American dictator- invaded the south!

He claimed they had no right to leave, so he would kill them to bring them back. He refused to congressionally declare war against the Confederate States, claiming they were just rebel provinces of the United States. (But they had to be formally readmitted after the war, showing they sovereign states who had left).

The the southern states were militarily occupied for years during a period called Reconstruction. Many Confederate veterans were disenfranchised, and Yankee carpetbaggers gave free -and often illiterate- negroes the right to vote. These Yankee actions brought brought about the boys in white hoods.

The War Between the States, which by definition was not a “civil war”, and the reconstruction period is a wound from which the U.S.A. never fully recovered.

Then in the early 1900s we saw the 16th Amendment (fraudulently claimed to be) ratified, the 17th Amendment destroying the Founder’s balanced federation system (claimed to be) ratified, the creation of the IRS, the Federal Reserve act, and our unnecessary entry into the First World War. All of this occurred in the five year period between 1913 and 1918!

Since then was saw the manufactured Great Depression, the unnecessary WWII, FDR’s socialist programs, Johnson’s expansion of socialism, gun control (NFA 34, GCA 68, 1994AWB, NICS, etc.), the destruction of the 4th Amendment courtesy of the (unconstitutional) Federal “War on Drugs” and 9/11, the disgustingly misnamed USA Patriot Act, unconstitutional and unnecessary wars, ObamaCare, business and tax policies that sent our manufacturing base overseas, massive (and theoretically unrepayable)    government debt, rampant immorality promoted by the media and entertainment corporations, and multiculturalism shoved down our throat by government and the media.

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he would tell us that the American sun was setting.

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

The Meaning of the 4th of July

Today is the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a special day for Americans, arguably the most important holiday of the year.

The American colonies, “when a long train of abuses and usurpations” brought about petition, protest, tax protests, and finally armed conflict between the British army and American militias, the thirteen united States of America finally formally declared independence from Britain.

This was a tad more dramatic than the recent Brexit vote in the UK! In early June of 1776 Richard Henry Lee introduced a resolution in the Continental Congress to declare independence from the British government. This was postponed, but a committee was set up to draft a declaration of independence, with Thomas Jefferson as its head.

On July 2, twelve of the thirteen colonies voted to declare independence from Britain, with New York abstaining (neither voting for or against it). On July 4th, 1776 the declaration of Independence was officially adopted and signed by John Hancock and Charles Thompson, who were the president and secretary of Congress.

New York gave her assent later in July, and an official parchment copy of the declaration was written up an titled “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America”. This copy was signed by the majority of the signatories on August 2nd and by a few later on. (No, everybody did not sign of July 4th). This is the official copy of the Declaration of Independence, and is the one on display in Washington, D.C.

Note something about the title. The “u” in united is not capitalized. That is because at this point there was no formal agreement or governing charter between the thirteen colonies. They were thirteen united States in unofficial association against a common enemy, not the United States of America.

Only after ratification of the Articles of Confederation in 1781 did we have an actual national/federal government formally titled the United States of America. We fought (and won) most of the American Revolution as a voluntary association of states with no central taxing power over the states.

(For more information on the history of unanimous Declaration, please see the book The Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence by Ferris and Morris, originally published by the National Park Service).

The Declaration of Independence proclaimed the universal right of man to live free from an oppressive government. It proclaimed our right to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” -not any right to a meal ticket, housing, or health care from a paternalistic government.

The Declaration gives a long list of the colonist’s grievances with the king. Included is that he had dissolved their legislative bodies, imposed taxes without American consent, deprived them of trial by jury, held mock trials, abdicated their protection, and hired mercenaries (Hessians) to subjugate them.

It also indicted the king, in that he had “erected a multitude of new Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance”. (Does that not sound like the United States government after 1913, and especially after FDR?)

One aspect of the Declaration that is not often focused on is paragraph 29. Paragraph 29 is part of a list of grievances against the king of Britain, and leveled the charge that: “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages…” 

In addition to the struggle against the British government and its Redcoat army -the British were attempting to do two things: first, to cause the Indian tribes to attack Americans and second, to promote slave rebellion. Lord Dunmore, the royal governor of Virginia, even offered any male slave of an American rebel/patriot that would run away and bear arms for Britain his freedom!

Our American ancestors were facing more than formal warfare by uniformed soldiers of a recognized European government. They were facing the potential of Indian raids, slave revolts, and race warfare -all instigated against them by the crown of Britain.

The Founders, all of whom were white males, were fighting for more than liberty. They were fighting to secure the existence of their people and a future for their children.

I have already read the Declaration this morning, and I intend to read it yet again today. The Declaration of Independence is one of the greatest political documents ever written, a testament to Thomas Jefferson’s genius and eloquence.

The 4th of July is the day Americans celebrate our independence from British royal authority.Or rather it is the day we officially do so. Patriots remember the American Revolution all year long. Furthermore, most Americans do not celebrate the 4th for what it is; to them it is just a day off from work with a cookout and maybe some fireworks.

Most present day Americans know little about the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, and the formation of our constitutional republic.

I have written this article to help people better understand what the true meaning of the 4th of July is and why it still matters today, 240 years later. If people actually read the Declaration, they will better understand why we fought. They might even begin to realize that the U.S. government has drifted far from its founding principles.

I hope that before you attend a cookout, fireworks display, or partake in other mindless festivities with your acquaintances, that you think a bit about the Declaration and the men who bled to give us America.

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

More Thoughts on the 1st Amendment: Corporate Censorship

In my 1st Amendment essay two days ago, I discussed our political rights. But there is more to it in present day American than legality. There is voluntary censorship by corporate entities.

A person has the right to think, say, and print whatever he desires. A person who owns a printing press, or an FM microstation, certainly has the right to choose what content he will print or put on the airwaves.  But here is where it gets interesting.

Most media in present day America is owned by corporations, often large corporations. Corporations are creations of the state, and subject to it in ways that private individuals and businesses are not. The radio and TV channels of the electromagnetic spectrum are assigned/licensed by the Federal government. The FCC’s “fairness” and “equal time” doctrines are media censorship by the Feds. (No, there is absolutely zero Constitutional authority to regulate these channels).

Major newspapers and book publishers are also corporations, many of them owned or based from New York City. Until recently, they could control what types of views were presented to Americans, as they controlled the presses. Unless one could find a small printer in small town America who would touch your dissident material, and one had the money to pay in advance to print up a bunch of copies, then you could not get published.

But the Internet changed all of this. The Internet allowed people to put up websites and blogs devoted to controversial material. Alternative radio began to stream broadcasts on the net, with no use of the electromagnetic channels that the government was licensing! Then, on demand digital publishing began.

Companies like Amazon’s CreateSpace, Lulu, and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Press started up. They would let average Americans write their owns books, electronically format them, submit them via the internet, and then house them on their database to be printed “on demand” when a customer ordered one from an online site like Amazon.

This allowed a person to print with no up-from capital required. The company was not out any significant money either. If a title did not sell, they lost nothing as there were no warehouse full of unwanted books; if a title sold, they made money. They took this gamble, and a bunch of “indie” writers emerged -like myself.

They are publishing so many books, mostly novels, that I do not believe that they even read, let alone screen, the books they publish. But here is the rub.

The huge corporations that own the digital on-demand book publishers are just that -corporations. They can voluntary censor material that they do not like. In the last year, we saw a test case of this.

Jim Fetzer- a Ph. D. , former U.S.M.C. officer, college professor,and author- published a conspiracy/alternative theory about the alleged mass shooting at Sandy Hook. Fetzer claimed that Sandy Hook was an elaborate FEMA drill hoax, with  no actual shooting, and that it was done to promote gun control.His book was selling, and then CreateSpace ceased printing it, and it was removed from the Amazon website. It got popular enough that powerful people saw, it complained,and had it pulled.

(Note: I have not read Fetzer’s book,and I am not taking  a position on his theory here.

This was legal and  did not violate the 1st Amendment, but it was censorship. This will no doubt continue. If you see a politically incorrect book you like on Amazon or elsewhere, you had better buy it while you can. I am quite possibly only in print through CreateSpace only because I am not yet widely known and popular.

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

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.