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15x5 Page Background GIF ImageThe legitimate boundaries of lawful government are not geographical.  They are contractual.  Whenever any government declares geographical boundaries and forcibly controls the people within those boundaries, then that government has violated the doctrine of social contract, the principles of liberty, the rules that govern proper contractual relationships, and the inherent corporate nature of constitutional government.  It has destroyed its legitimacy.  It has become a despotism.  It should be abolished.
— Sam Aurelius Milam III
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The Final Frontier
15x5 Page Background GIF ImageMany years ago, I began my job of trying to establish liberty on this continent.  By the middle of the 1980s, about 10 years before I began the Frontiersman, I'd been studying the deteriorating situation in America for long enough that I'd  begun to realize what I faced.  One indication of my trepidation was Dominoes.
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Dominoes
Sam Aurelius Milam III
Monday, December 2, 1985

The dominoes are in a row.
They are falling.
I can only watch.
What I have started, I cannot stop.
(Or will not.)
I want to hear good music,
And eat good food,
and love good women,
And read, and ride, and see,
Before the last one falls.
But the dominoes must fall,
Or none of the rest matters.

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15x5 Page Background GIF ImageLater, while I was beginning the Frontiersman, I wrote the original version of A Frontiersman on the Final Frontier.  I wrote it to explain the name, Frontiersman.  The final frontier is fear.
15x5 Page Background GIF ImageHere's the poem as I eventually finished it, and a couple of other little items about fear that I encountered somewhere along the way.
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A Frontiersman on the Final Frontier
Sam Aurelius Milam III
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The path to freedom isn't smooth or straight.
It's lined with lures, and traps, and tempting bait.
To follow it can be a rugged fate,
But that's the way that leads to freedom's gate.

I contemplate the freedom that I lack.
I count the risk, and chills run down my back.
Pursuit of freedom risks a fierce attack.
In fear, I wonder if I should turn back.

But freedom lies across the last frontier,
Where danger lurks, and hazards linger near.
Security's a stranger there, that's clear,
But freedom's there, across the fear frontier.

The Only Darkness
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Student Caine:  You cannot see.
Master Po:  You think I can not see.
Student Caine:  Of all things, to live in darkness must be the worst.
Master Po:  Fear is the only darkness....
— from the movie Kung Fu
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A Good Companion
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Fear is a good companion, warning you of danger, keeping you from stupidity, but he is a poor master.  Keep him with you, but rule him.
—from Wartide, by John Barnes
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15x5 Page Background GIF ImageThus, I became a frontiersman on the fear frontier.
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The Upside Down Flag
15x5 Page Background GIF ImageAs I continued to study, I learned that  a nation and a government are not the same thing.  Most commonly, a nation is a group of people who share, and who are at least to some extent united by, some common identity, customs, heritage, and language.  Usually, they occupy a geographically contiguous region.  A government is a political institution that has, or that claims to have, political authority within or over a nation.  The two usually have the same boundaries.
15x5 Page Background GIF ImageAmerica is the name of a place, the continents in the Western Hemisphere.  It's also the name of the nation that's located south of Canada and north of Mexico.  It isn't the name of the government that claims jurisdiction over that nation. The name of that government is the United States of America.
15x5 Page Background GIF ImageBefore I even began writing this newsletter, I was affixing U.S. flag stamps to my mail upside down, with the notation "Nation in Distress".  In the maritime tradition, flying a ship's flag upside down is recognized as indicating that the ship is in distress.  Thus, to display the U.S. flag upside is also an indication of distress.  I've usually tried to be careful that my intentions are clear.  I intend to indicate that it's the nation, not the government, that's in distress.  The nation's distress is being caused by the government.
15x5 Page Background GIF ImageThe United States of America, the government, is the most powerful, the most arrogant, and the most brutal terrorist organization on Earth.  It has preempted America, enslaved Americans, and obstructed the fundamental principles of liberty for which America should have been a haven.  It's a tool of aggression for a gang of nazi-like thugs and cutthroats who are intent upon spreading their vile domination to all of the peoples of the Earth.  It's the enemy of anybody, anywhere who seeks liberty.  It's my enemy.  Among my various goals are the termination of the U.S. government and the establishment of liberty on this continent.
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The Revolution
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15x5 Page Background GIF ImageThe only legitimate form of revolution is personal sovereignty.
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15x5 Page Background GIF ImageYou cannot buy the Revolution.  You cannot make the Revolution.  You can only be the Revolution.  It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere....
15x5 Page Background GIF ImageWe are not subjects of a State founded upon law, but members of a society founded upon revolution.  Revolution is our obligation:  our hope of evolution.  "The revolution is in the individual spirit, or it is nowhere.  It is for all, or it is nothing.  If it is seen as having any end, it will never truly begin."  We can't stop here.  We must go on.  We must take the risks.
—from The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
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15x5 Page Background GIF ImageLacking the widespread recognition and acceptance of personal sovereignty, the nation will remain in distress.
— Sam Aurelius Milam III

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