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Don’t Mess With Texas Secessionists

I reported on AVTM yesterday that people from 20 different states started petitions to secede from the federal govt on the WhiteHouse.gov website. It’s now 32 states. According to the rules of the website, the petitions must receive 25,000 co-signers within 30 days in order to guarantee, “a response,” (TL;DR) from the Obama Administration. Louisiana started the trend the day prior and will likely be the next in line to reach the targeted 25,000 signers, but not before it was beat out by Texas! Yes, the Lone Star State achieved its goal of 25,000 endorsers in just 4 days! And the number more than doubled within hours of achieving that landmark, and currently stands at over 71,000. Apparently, secession is a popular idea in Texas. Isn’t that where Ron Paul lives?

Have you heard of Obama’s new secret Kill List? Congratulations, Texans, Obama just cut & pasted another 71,000 names onto it! But how trustworthy is this system of online petition? To keep from any claims of mal-influence, the White House flips a coin to see which petitions they’ll respond to! Speaking of influence, it was totally coincidental when, this fall, the White House responded to a petition that gained fewer than 13,000 signatures, the petition seeking the White House beer recipe. Just luck of the draw that Obama didn’t have time to comment on WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, or requests for an investigation into Rep. Chris Dodd’s public admission that he bribed politicians to pass legislation, both of which were “successful” petitions on the WhiteHouse website. So Texans, I hope you the Obama Administration responds to your petition with a form letter rather than a no-knock raid. Remember, Texas wasn’t “justly acquired,” like the Louisiana Purchase–it was annexed from the damn Mexicans, who mistakenly put the border of Mexico too high.

The Texas Secession Petition may’ve been a copycat of Louisiana, but 1) it beat Louisiana to the signature goal, and 2) it didn’t pull any of the “Declaration of Independence” knock-off text. It is its OWN Declaration of Independence.

“The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it’s citizens’ standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties…”

The Constitution supposedly guarantees the rights of all states to secede. Kentucky, Tennessee, Maine, and West Virginia were all created by acts of secession, and none of these states was considered racist. But these were all BEFORE the Civil War *cough* War of Northern Aggression *cough*. Since then, no one’s been allowed to secede, & you certainly won’t get permission from King George the IV. So Texans, Louisanans, freedom loving people of America! Don’t wait for his permission! You’ve already shown there are tens of thousands who share your sentiment. Has there ever been a better time to become independent of the Federal government? Being independent means taking responsibility for creating the world you want to see, not waiting for orders from your masters on high. Your petition had it right–true secession is not about military might, but about economic stability. Trade with one another in a currency outside the US-controlled dollar, and you can start to break free without even touching a weapon.

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Work Makes You Free

I work my ass off for liberty. I want liberty in my lifetime, and I work tirelessly from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep to spread the freedom message. I produce newscasts, guest-host podcasts, write and arrange scrips, post to blogs, and record and edit videos. I thank my stars that I am passionate about freedom, for a sane person would have given up long ago for all the frustration and suffering I endure.

I work this hard because I believe so strongly in the importance of advancing liberty. I’ve been producing day and night for the ADAM VS THE MAN channel. Here are some videos I’ve produced for the AVTM brand recently:

PS Did I mention I produce liberty activism videos full-time, and that I just finished an 18-hour workday for NO pay? I am currently working as an “intern” with Adam Kokesh of ADAM VS THE MAN busting my hump like a dog. If you enjoy what I produce, show me some love at the bank. Click here for a link to my sponsorship page or use the donation widget below to support my activism.

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Ali Havens on ADAM VS THE MAN

Anarcho-Ali of AliHavens.com is now writing for the ADAM VS THE MAN Newscast, the only comedy news show written by Anarchists. There are also rumors that Ali will be joining the AVTM LIVE! crew as a cohost for the daytime podcast hosted by Adam Kokesh of AdamVStheMan.com. I will wait with baited breath for her arrival in the District of Criminals, and I will keep you posted, dear reader, as to her latest interaction with AVTM.

Here are some examples of Ali’s comedy pieces which have been used by ADAM VS THE MAN so far:

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Ko-Hosting with Kokesh

Adam Kokesh & Derrick J Freeman on ADAM VS THE MAN
Monday, October 1st, 2012

Today I did a fantastic live podcast that was live-streamed via uStream. We talked about the soldier deaths in Afganistan reaching 2000, Amazon.com pulling a puzzle featuring Nazi Crematoriums off of their website, and Gigi Bowman visited the show to talk about Liberty Fest New York. Video of that episode below:

It looks like this gig will be a regular thing 5 days a week, but I have asked Adam to find someone to replace me so that I can focus more on the nightly AVTM Newscast which I am currently producing. For the meantime, it’s a blast!

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Adam Vs The DerrickJ Interview

Today I will be the first-ever Skype call-in guest on the Adam Vs The Man Podcast. This is more or less a practice for Adam with using the equipment and making sure that everything will work when “real guests” come on. But for the meantime, I’m happy to get the exposure. I expect it will be a good interview. Folks can watch live on uStream from 12 noon to 12:15pm.

I will be discussing my documentary, Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree and about my self-imposed Exile Tour. As I travel the continent with my video camera and microphone, I’ll be documenting individuals who are achieving freedom today and blogging about them on LibertyOnTour.com and also my website, LiveFreeOrDance.com. I’ll be reporting on individuals who have declared their independence from a man who created his own independent local silver-backed currency to a woman who is creating life-sustaining gardens in city flats.

Currently I am working as the Producer of the Adam Vs The Man Newscast. As part of that job, I am assembling a team of comedy writers to report on the days’ news. I am running auditions currently and can’t wait to work with the writers to produce the pilot episode which will be September 27th, 2012. We go live October 8th, 2012.

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DerrickJ Ends The Fed DC 2012

Today I went with the Adam Vs The Man crew to Washington, D.C. (Mordor). I went in order to take video of a rally. Adam Kokesh went to speak on a megaphone and help MC the event. He led a march down from the Treasury Building to the Federal Reserve, where about 60 people marched and chanted, “END THE FED, END THE DEBT, END THE WARS.” Upon arrival at the Federal Reserve building, activists lined up to face the building along its front and symbolically turned their backs in an “about face.” Some activists burned dollar bills in front of the building as security guards watched, hopelessly outnumbered by a crowd of peaceful people armed to the teeth with video cameras.

Here’s some video of a speech I gave about living freer by moving to the Shire today:

Here’s all of the raw video I shot that day:

We came back from the house later and made some killer ribs:

Kokesh Ribs, Brussel Sprouts, and Cauliflower

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DerrickJ Meets Brandon Raub

Brandon Raub is a Marine who was taken from his home a month ago while I was in DC covering Lemonade Raw Milk Freedom Day 2012. It shocked me to learn that he was taken to a mental hospital because of some posts on his Facebook page. Apparently, his typings about “Kickstarting the Revolution” and “Severing Heads” (a quote from a song) frightened the folks at the FBI, Secret Service, and his local Sheriff, because they all appeared at his house and took him to a mental hospital. He was never charged with a crime, but now he is no longer allowed to purchase a firearm because he has been involuntarily committed to a mental hospital.

Yesterday morning, Adam Kokesh and the AVTM crew were sitting at our conference table when Adam turned some of us on the news that Raub would be speaking to a group of Republicans in his home town. Rachel Bussell, the AVTM Affiliate Coordinator, and I drove 3+ hours to Surry, VA to attend this meeting. The event began late, and the Republicans were suspicious of Rachel and me in our AVTM hats and cameras. One of the chair people asked if we were there to get a soundbyte and make them sound like crazies. I assured him we were only there to hear Brandon speak, and they he (Brandon) had our support.

While we were waiting, I went out to get pizza. When I came back, I was informed that Rachel had spoken with Raub. He had been eating with a sharply dressed black man (who I suspected to be Raub’s lover) & Lauri (Chairwoman who called the meeting). Rachel relayed to me that while Lauri, who called the event and promoted it on Facebook, had no problem with us recording the event to promote on Adam Vs The Man. Brandon Raub, however, asked us not to record because, he explained, his lawyers asked him not to do any interviews without their permission. He said he had done 3 interviews without telling his lawyers, and they were mad at him for it.

When I met him, he seemed nervous. He looked down a lot, and avoided eye contact for most of the interaction. He sort of talked under his breath, but not too sheepishly. Here’s the video. It speaks for itself.

Also, later, Rachel and I pulled over to get some gas, and I ran into a Sheriff’s deputy who pulled over a woman for cutting him off. He was very friendly.

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Calling All Writers!!

To audition to be on the writing team, e-mail me 2 comedy news stories at 9AM on September 19, 21, 24, and 25. I’ll e-mail you back at 10am asking you to flesh out the rest of one of the stories to send back to me at noon. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Derrick@AdamVsTheMan.com