What is The Cloward and Piven Strategy?

I was asked this recently and thought a quick post would be helpful for future conversations.


“Widespread campaigns to register the eligible poor for welfare aid, and to help existing recipients obtain their full benefits, would produce bureaucratic disruption in welfare agencies and fiscal disruption in local and state governments. These disruptions would generate severe political strains, and deepen existing divisions among elements in the big-city Democratic coalition: the remaining white middle class, the white working-class ethnic groups and the growing minority poor.” … “In order to generate a crisis, the poor must obtain benefits, which they have forfeited. Until now, they have been inhibited from asserting claims by self-protective devices within the welfare system: its capacity to limit information, to intimidate applicants, to demoralize recipients, and arbitrarily to deny lawful claims.”

“The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty.”

The “Strategy” outlined By Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven is a road map used to foment a communist revolution. It should be noted that as a precursor to the strategy being effective a society must already be in the socialist stage: IE there must be a social welfare system to overwhelm.

Heller VS Hawaii


There seems to us no doubt, on the basis of both text and history, that the Second Amendment conferred an individual right to keep and bear arms. Of course the right was not unlimited, just as the First Amendment’s right of free speech was not, see, e.g., United States v. Williams, 553 U. S. ___ (2008). Thus, we do not read the Second Amendment to protect the right of citizens to carry arms for any sort of confrontation, just as we do not read the First Amendment to protect the right of citizens to speak for any purpose. Before turning to limitations upon the individual right, however, we must determine whether the prefatory clause of the Second Amendment comports with our interpretation of the operative clause.


District of Columbia v. Heller held that there is an individual right to keep and bear arms. Any reading of the constitution, Federal papers, Anti-Federal papers, Ratification debates, and any historical context this is obvious!

We hold that in Hawaiʻi there is no state constitutional
right to carry a firearm in public.” (see the below PDF for the full text of the decision)


This is more reason for a national divorce, if Hawaii wants to disarm it’s citizens then so be it; it should not have any bearing on other states. This is a major problem with the 14TH amendment and the incorporation doctrine. The States were not meant to be subservient to the federal government. Sadly that has changed and the US constitution is seen as the “supreme law of the Land” instead of a limited delegation of power from the States and the people. This Delegation was so important to the founders understanding that the 9th and 10th amendments where ratified to make it abundantly clear.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


The Abominable Immigration Bill


This would prevent plaintiffs – like the State of Texas – from filing suit in Texas federal courts. This is corrupt.

Bill Shipley,

Readers of this blog or listeners to the podcast will be familiar with the 1828 Tariff of Abominations. This new immigration bill promises to be just as inflammatory to States like Texas that are seeking to protect their borders. The Tariff of Abominations was a driver to secession in the 1860’s of the Southern states.

“The United States District Court for the District of Columbia shall have sole and original jurisdiction to hear challenges, whether constitutional or otherwise, to the validity of this section or any written policy directive, written policy guideline, written procedure, or the implementation thereof.”


“I’ve seen enough. This bill is even worse than we expected, and won’t come close to ending the border catastrophe the President has created. As the lead Democrat negotiator proclaimed: Under this legislation, “the border never closes.” If this bill reaches the House, it will be dead on arrival,”

Mike Johnson, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

This is the first time I will have called on you as individuals to call, write, or tweet to your members of congress. Please be vocal about your thoughts on this Bill (full Text below). This is a precarious moment for our nation. We must protect and preserve the peace we currently enjoy.

“Stand your ground, don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

Captain John Parker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Parker_(captain)

If our grievances are not heard and the federal government insists on taking this and other actions, then it is time for Texas to remove her voluntary consent to this government. Time for TEXIT!

Note: if you are on a phone the PDF of the Bill below likely wont show up.

A Bad Needless Bill

The Right side of the political spectrum is incensed by this on X. The answer is not to deport Criminal Aliens from drunk driving. No the answer is to deport all Criminal Aliens! I am not talking about a legitimate asylum seeker. If someone is legitimately seeking refuge from there country we should help them if it is possible and it is in the interest of the United States. WE have a right to secure our country and remove a foreign national who has come here in violation of our laws. We do not need to wait, nor should we wait, until they have broken more of our laws!

It is actions like this that make me think that it is time for Texit!

Texas, SCOTUS, and the Time for TEXIT!

“Stand your ground, don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” -Captain John Parker


This post has been updated.

If you have not read my other posts on this subject I recommend that you at least read Texas V Feds (see below) for context. “Hopefully we can avoid any conflict and have learned from our past”.

However, we appear to be repeating history and moving to a moment where the events of history will compel Texas and the federal government of These Untied States to actions that once taken can only lead to capitulation or war.

I personally believe it is time for Texas to leave the Union and I pray that we are allowed to leave in peace.

I recommend people read Is Davis a Traitor: Or Was Secession a Constitutional Right Previous to the War

In a stunning 5 to 4 vote the Supreme Court has decided to allow the Federal government to continue the clearly unconstitutional violation of Texas’ Sovereign territory.



“They have a duty under the Constitution … and every other norm of leadership of any sovereign state, to protect your citizens, period, full stop. There is no exception to that,” Roy told Fox News Digital on Tuesday. “And if the Supreme Court wants to ignore that truth, which a slim majority did, Texas still had the duty, Texas leaders still have the duty, to defend their people.”

“It’s like, if someone’s breaking into your house, and the court says ‘Oh, sorry. You can’t defend yourself.’ What do you tell the court?” Roy said. “You tell the court to go to hell, you defend yourself and then figure it out later.”

New calls for Secession (see below)

From: Daniel Miller <team@activism.tnm.me>

Date: Mon, Jan 22, 2024 at 9:30 PM

Subject: Statement on SCOTUS Border Ruling – Time For TEXIT


Today the US Supreme Court issued a ruling that authorized the Biden administration to resume tearing down the limited fencing that the State of Texas has put in place in an attempt to secure the border. In response, I have sent the following letter to Governor Greg Abbott with a simple demand – call a Special Session and let the people of Texas vote on TEXIT.

I have included the text of the letter below. Be sure to read it, share it, volunteer your time and skills, and let us know that you support our efforts to get and win a vote on TEXIT.

Daniel Miller


Texas Nationalist Movement

Letter To Governor Abbott

Dear Governor Abbott,

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States rubberstamped the Biden administration’s intentional collapse of our border with Mexico. Now, all three branches of government are working in concert to deny Texas the right as a sovereign state to secure our border. They are, in practice, more aligned with narco-terrorists cartels than with a member of their own union.

This is an existential threat to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Texas and the fundamental right of self-government of the people of Texas. As such, this constitutes an emergency, and the response should be immediate and proportionate to the constitutional crisis created by the actions of the Biden administration and the Supreme Court.

Article 1 Section 1 of the Texas Constitution is clear on this matter when it states, “…the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.”

Further, Article 1, Section 2 of the Texas Constitution clearly states that the Texan people have an absolute and inalienable right to choose how and by whom they are governed.

“All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.”

On December 11, 2023, the Texas Nationalist Movement, in accordance with Sec. 172.088(d) of the Texas Election Code, delivered 139,456 signatures that meet the legal requirements to place the following proposition on the 2024 Republican Party Primary Ballot: “The State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation.”

But for the actions of the Republican Party of Texas Chairman Matt Rinaldi, in violation of the Texas Election Code, Texans would have an opportunity in March to debate and vote on whether they believe Texas should continue its relationship with a federal government that actively opposed the security of our international border with Mexico.

Planks 33 & 225 of the Republican Party of Texas platform call for the issue of Texas independence to be put to a vote of the people. They state:

“33. State Sovereignty: Pursuant to Article 1, Section 1, of the Texas Constitution, the federal government has impaired our right of local self-government. Therefore, federally mandated legislation that infringes upon the 10th Amendment rights of Texas shall be ignored, opposed, refused, and nullified. Texas retains the right to secede from the United States, and the Texas Legislature should be called upon to pass a referendum consistent thereto.”

“225. Texas Independence: We urge the Texas Legislature to pass a bill in its next session requiring a referendum in the 2023 General Election for the people of Texas to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation.”

Therefore, I submit to you the signers of the petition, and we call on you to let the people speak. It is within your power as Governor to call a special session of the Texas Legislature for the purpose of letting Texans answer the question, “Should the State of Texas reassert its status as an independent nation?”

The power to determine how Texas is governed does not lie with the federal courts. It is, by right, reserved to the people of Texas. It’s time to let the people speak.

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What gives the FEDS authority over the boarder? NOTHING!!!


The Constitution Gives Congress the power to “To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization…” (Article I, Section8). This does NOT give them authority over the territory of the boarder. Texas is enforcing the laws passed by congress.


9th Amendment

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


10th Amendment

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


The People are already planning to protest.

Pray for this nation, Pray for peace, Si vis pacem, para bellum.

Texas v Feds


We are watching history repeat it’s self. Some of the same rational that lead to the first American Civil War (The War of Northern Aggression), is now playing out in a similar way. Hopefully we can avoid any conflict and have learned from our past. However, it sure looks to be escalating to a similar point.


“Deeply impressed with these considerations, the Representatives of the good people of this
Commonwealth, anxiously desiring to live in peace with their fellow citizens, and to do all that in them
lies to preserve and perpetuate the union of the States and the liberties of which it is the surest pledge-but feeling it to be their bounden duty to expose and to resist all encroachments upon the true spirit of the Constitution, lest an apparent acquiescence in the system of protecting duties should be drawn into precedent, do, in the name of the Commonwealth of South Carolina, claim to enter upon the Journals of the [U.S.] Senate, their protest against it as unconstitutional, oppressive, and unjust.”


The Federal Government, while but partially under the control of these our unnatural and sectional enemies, has for years almost entirely failed to protect the lives and property of the people of Texas against the Indian savages on our border, and more recently against the murderous forays of banditti from the neighboring territory of Mexico; and when our State government has expended large amounts for such purpose, the Federal Government has refused reimbursement therefor, thus rendering our condition more insecure and harrassing than it was during the existence of the Republic of Texas.

These and other wrongs we have patiently borne in the vain hope that a returning sense of justice and humanity would induce a different course of administration.”

Where is the line?

I am not sure what to title this post or how to express my thoughts fully. I am hesitant to say some of what I feel needs to be said, however, if I do not or will not, who will?

I don’t think I’m free in fact I think we live under a system of laws that can punish me at any time that it wants. “Give me the man and I will give you the case against him” (WIKI) So far this government has been fairly benevolent but I can’t trust that. I have already chafed against the society enough. There is no last straw. The line has been crossed from freedom to slavery before my birth. My only hope is that the forces that I am against will jump the shark and push people into waking up to what is going on to their freedoms and that they are nothing more than happy and contented slaves. I hope this awakening happens without violence, however, I am not too sure that that is possible.

For those of us who see what is happening and has already happened to our freedoms we must choose. We must choose when we will say no more. We must stand for our beliefs and principles regardless of the cost and persecution to come. We must say this far no further, we must return to the state most conducive to the happiness of Man the state of liberty!

The path we must take will not be an easy one, there will be trials and tribulations, we will be tempted by violence that we MUST NOT initiate. We can not act first or lose the moral argument that is natural to our side. We must with all firmness and presence of mind demand our rights as free beings. We must break the chains that hold us.

“Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, “We don’t know how lucky we are.” And the Cuban stopped and said, “How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to.” And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” “A Time for Choosing” by Ronald Reagan

Colorado and the 14TH


In an unprecedented 213-page decision, 4 to 3 (still reading at the time of this post), the Colorado state Supreme Court found that Trump engaged in insurrection and is barred from running for President of the United States of America because he does not meet the eligibility requirements delineated in the 14th amendment to the Constitution. 

This constitutes a judicial overreach. The history of the 14th Amendment is dubious because it was ratified during Reconstruction, and the Southern states were NOT adequately represented in its passing. Moreover, even if we accept this amendment at face value, it states, The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.Not a court! Furthermore, the president’s office IS NOT enumerated as an office barred by the amendment!!!



Colorado will have Trump on the ballot… Unless… the SCOTUS finds Trump ineligible OR declines to pick up the case!

“I think this case will be handled quickly. I think it could be 9-0 in the Supreme Court for Trump,” Cobb said in an interview on CNN, adding later, “I do believe it could be 9-0, because I think the law is clear.”


“There is no way this holds,” one House Republican told Axios. “There is no way the 14th Amendment was intended to be applied in this way.”


14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.



All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”

From the Trump Campaign:

“After a State Supreme Court of judges ALL appointed by Democrats just ruled to REMOVE my name from the 2024 ballot, I obviously have a lot to say, but I want you to know that it all comes from the heart.

Today marks the single greatest constitutional travesty in the history of our Free Republic…

I woke up this morning with my name no longer permitted to appear on a presidential ballot in a key Super Tuesday state in what was once the FREEST country in the world.

And by the end of the day, I will have had to submit my legal response to the SUPREME COURT for the D.C. Witch Hunt after Crooked Joe’s DOJ requested an immediate ruling on my right to presidential immunity.

But I want to make one thing abundantly clear…

All of these witch hunts – the ELECTION INTERFERENCE – are nothing more than the ruling party and sitting president attempting to stay in power against the will of voters like YOU.

This is exactly how dictatorships are born!

Right before our very eyes, Crooked Joe and his accomplices are transforming our once great nation into a Marxist Third World country more akin to Stalinist Russia or Maoist China.

Their lies, phony indictments, my MUGSHOT, and these sham trials were never about truth or justice…

…They’ve only ever been about FEAR.

The fear that if you speak up and be a voice for the forgotten, hardworking men and women of our country, then YOU too could be JAILED for life as an innocent man.

But I am writing to you now – even on a day as dark as today – to let you know that their fear pales in comparison to OUR HOPE.

The Left wants to rob you of your joy, your faith, and your belief in an America made GREAT AGAIN!

But they can’t – and it drives them crazy!

Because the truth is: hope costs you nothing.

So, as we prepare to fight back against BOTH this unlawful ballot ruling and the D.C. Witch Hunt at the Supreme Court, I ask that you NEVER give up your hope…

…And, in turn, I give you my word: I will NEVER, EVER SURRENDER our country!

If you’re struggling right now – especially right before Christmas – due to the crooks, thugs, and fools currently destroying our country, then I want you stop reading here, and please don’t even think about donating. I mean it! I always want you to take care of your family and yourself first.

If you’re struggling right now – especially right before Christmas – due to the crooks, thugs, and fools currently destroying our country, then I want you stop reading here, and please don’t even think about donating. I mean it! I always want you to take care of your family and yourself first.

But if you can, please make a contribution of any amount at this critical hour to peacefully DEFEND our movement and YOUR VOTE from the never-ending witch hunts – and together, we will WIN BACK the White House and SAVE AMERICA!

Thank you, God bless you, and NEVER SURRENDER!”