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Molon Labe! -- Come and Take Them!

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After a decade of retaking their stolen freedoms, the people of Wyoming (many of them newcomers) are forced to finally confront their jealous masters in the U.S. Government. Can a lone, courageous state successfully resist federal tyranny, or has the Bill of Rights been reduced to a myth? Can an allegedly free people act free, or is our liberty just a 4th of July farce?

These issues weigh heavily on the shoulders of Governor James Wayne Preston, a decorated Desert Storm Marine helo pilot. Elected in 2014 on the Laissez-Faire Party ticket, he enjoys nearly full support of the legislature to return Wyoming to a long-lost era of liberty. But how far can he and the people of his state go before Washington, D.C. feels compelled to act? Will Wyoming's free and independent course reach actual secession? Will President Melvin Connor suppress the maverick Western state with federal troops? Will anybody come to Wyoming's aid?

Molon Labe! is a fictional account of a real-world blueprint for a free state initiative focused on Wyoming. If enough freedom-loving individuals will relocate there under a useful pattern, they can "liberate" the Cowboy State on many levels. In Wyoming we could truly enjoy our rights of gun ownership, privacy, schooling, health and diet, unrestricted travel, and property. Boston shows us how it actually can be done!

454 pages, Paperback

First published January 30, 2004

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Boston T. Party

14 books15 followers
American author known for his libertarian stances on privacy and arms.

He is also one people behind the Free State Wyoming project whose goal is to bring people of "demonstrably ethical character" to the state of Wyoming in the western United States to encourage "political liberty, free trade and voluntary cooperation."

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7 reviews2 followers
March 23, 2013
This is what I learned from this awesome book.

Seriously considering the dismal state of the U.S. economy, massive government debt and overspending, the money printing out of thin air by the Federal Reserve (QE3 - printing money like it's going out of style, because it IS going out of style), and the U.S. Debt to GDP ratio.

Thus, it seems time to get out of the stock market soon, cash in your IRA-401K paying the 10% penalty and get reinvested in tangibles like the "Five B's": 1.) Beans, 2.) Bullets, 3.) Bandaids, 4.) Bullion, 5.) Books.

These five categories of tangible investments in your immediate possession (http://www.survivalblog.com/2010/09/s...) should be both stored and cached on your own productive farm land (http://www.survivalblog.com/retreatar...) that is in a lightly-populated region with plentiful water and rich topsoil (preferably the "American Redoubt" - http://www.survivalretreatconsulting.com http://www.revrealty.us). Such a Survival Retreat (http://www.survivalrealty.com/what-is...) should first and foremost have a reliable water source, preferably a spring, or less preferably a year-round creek-stream, and a water well. It should be private, secluded property, with the ability to defend the retreat in the case of a total collapse in which crime becomes rampant. It should have a minimum of 3 acres with some downward hill slope for permaculture (see Montana Paul Wheaton's http://permies.com) Hugelkultur and swales on contour, with a mix of forested (for firewood and food forest), pasture (for micro-livestock), garden land with good topsoil and a water pond or small lake for biodiversity. All of this should be in a rural area; and have potential for solar (http://www.solar1234.com), wind and/or micro hydro power.

Time to get invested in these big six areas NOW.

This means investing in inflation-hedging useful tangibles stored on your own Retreat land including:

1.) Beans = 8 to 12 months of mostly long term storable dry-goods foodstuffs, and less of canned goods. Squirrel away lots of salt, sugar, honey, coconut oil and olive oil, ghee, tea and instant coffee with 2 to 3 months of water in blue 55 gal drums with a Big Berkey water filter and replacement filters, plus three seasons worth of non-hybrid open-pollinated heirloom vegetable-fruit seeds and cooking herb seeds. Expect to spend at least the same amount per month as your monthly food bill X 2 (at least $5,000) since you need to buy lots of 5 gallon food grade buckets with color coded screw-on Gamma Lids and 55 gallon blue water barrels (see http://www.beprepared.com Emergency Essentials) along with Country Living grain mill-grinder, bread maker, dehydrator, canning supplies, 1 quart Mason jars, 2 camp stoves and lots of propane tanks, etc.

2). Bullets = Invest in, Support, Protect and Defend the Second Amendment and the other 9 Amendments of our sagely and compassionate Bill of Rights with 2 AK-AR Personal Defense Rifles with 2000 rounds mil-surplus ammo and 10 full capacity 30 round magazines, one Ruger 10/22 Take-Down Rifle with 2500 rounds 22LR and 5 BX25 full capacity magazines, one S&W M&P or Glock centerfire handgun with 1000 rounds and 10 full capacity 19 or 15 round magazines of 9mm or .40S&W, 1 S&W M&P 22 rimfire backup handgun (for affordable weekly practice on same manual of arms/ergonomics as your primary 9mm or .40 S&W handgun) with 2500 rounds and 5 full capacity 12 round magazines or for Glock users an Advantage Arms or other 22LR replacement barrel, two 12 gauge pump or semi-auto shotguns with 1000 rounds mixed slugs, 00-Buck and #7 birdshot. Remember that "Two is One, and One is None!" Don't forget cleaning supplies, holsters, cases, slings, optics, basic gun-smithing tools, high quality Spyderco and Cold Steel knives and force multipliers like security cameras and Comms such as CBs-MURs-HAM-Short Wave radios. Get in-person training, not just YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/nutnfancy) and gun range time. Invest at least $5,000, to $10,000.

3.) Band-aids = first-aid and medical supplies and 12 months of vitamins-minerals-nutraceuticals, top 50 most common herbs or herb formulas, and over-the-counter and prescription meds pharmaceuticals. Invest at least $1,000 to $3,000. Don't forget non-hybrid open-pollinated seeds for the top 10 medicinal herbs that grow in your area.

4.) Bullion = As an inflation hedge-investment put 10 to 30% of all your net worth in 65% "Constitutional Silver" coins (pre-1965 Washington 90% silver quarters - https://www.providentmetals.com/bulli..., https://www.tspmint.com/silver.html, https://silverbulletsilvershield.com), 35% Gold Eagles in mix of 1 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1/4 oz coins, and $1000 in pre-2014 nickels made of nickel as emergency "cash". Invest at least $10,000. Get out of $ denominated Federal Reserve QE3 deflated fiat-currency ASAP, apart from sufficient emergency cash for 1 month or more.

5.) Books = Knowledge and Skills, so join Amazon.com Prime for free shipping. Read especially King James Version of The Bible or appropriate scriptural texts of your religion. Join the Member Support Brigade (MSB) of Jack Spirko's http://thesurvivalpodcast.com and download and listen to / study more than 1200 hours of amazing content. To start out read M.D. Creekmore's "31 Days to Survival" (http://thesurvivalistblog.net). To go to the next level for serious Patriot Preppers, read and re-read James Wesley Rawles "How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It" (get it on Audible.com as well - http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?...). Then study Carla Emery's "Encyclopedia of Country Living". After reading Joel Skousen's Strategic Relocation - North American Guide to Safe Places (also watch his video with Alex Jones' http://www.prisonplanet.com/strategic...) you will want to relocate to the American Redoubt (Idaho-Montana-Wyoming - Eastern Oregon - Eastern Washington). Finally study American Red Cross First-Aid book, and get Red Cross certified for CPR and first-aid. See http://www.survivalblog.com/bookshelf... for a complete list -- expect to invest at least $500 to $1000 on books.

Keep your powder dry! God bless, God speed, Good luck, and Long live our Constitutional Republic.

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132 reviews23 followers
September 26, 2014
Interesting book written by a man who is deeply knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects, including the law, case history and legal precedents; US history, both recent and of the country's founding and its founders; the entire spectrum of information related to virtually all kinds of guns, ammunition and other weaponry; politics and the mechanics of voting and ways to determine and influence election outcomes; and much, much more. This fictional work is replete with references to real people and events in our society, and is sprinkled throughout with salient quotes by others known for their accomplishments and erudition. So, simply from an educational standpoint, the book was well worth reading.

The story concerns how a growing number of freedom-loving Americans become fed up with the ever-increasing growth of the power of the federal government and its accompanying usurpation of naturally endowed individual and states rights, as envisioned by Jefferson and his founding allies. This group, led by a charismatic rancher/businessman in Wyoming, legally and methodically organize to create a specific state - they analytically choose Wyoming - to become a bastion for libertarians who eventually defy the Federalists in DC and re-establish a society within the United States where liberty, including and especially the open-carry of guns, is once again paramount, and in praxis the law of the land.

For me, as a strong proponent of inalienable rights myself (while not a full-fledged, true libertarian), the book was compelling, and I found myself cheering on the protagonists as they so cleverly worked to make their dream a reality. Certainly there were aspects that were implausible, and in my mind unsatisfying as to the actual workability of the society that was eventually established. Without giving too much away, the notion that a state could engender national support for an otherwise very noble endeavor by using the implied threat of nuking Washington, DC, was just too much for me. I simply cannot envision the US population supporting any cause that suggests that the use of nuclear bombs anywhere in America would be acceptable, regardless of how good the intentions. The general public's reaction to such an idea would be immediate and overwhelming.

But aside from a few inconceivable plot inventions, there was enough valuable, useful and thought-provoking information in "Molon Labe!" to make it a good investment of my time.

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143 reviews12 followers
October 18, 2008
The preview in the back of Boston's Gun Bible was a serious draw but overall the book ran out of steam. The narrative is more of a choppy series of vignettes; still one of the better of its genre though. (Patriot-porn)
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272 reviews16 followers
April 23, 2020
This is a libertarian fantasy set in a near-future dystopia at the time of its publication (2002-2021). I would describe as a semi-epistolary novel. It is dense with quotes and "news updates" from the near future. Only about half of the content follows a traditional narrative format.

It is a very political book. The author’s viewpoint is libertarian, but he openly laments how goofy and ineffective most libertarians are, like "herding stray cats". He bemoans the fact that there are only 50,000 libertarians in the US. Yet, when his side convincingly loses a vote on which “free state” they should all move to (New Hampshire 57%, Wyoming 43%), he self-righteously denounces the majority as idiots and refuses to accept the vote, further splitting the tiny party.

There are some fun parts in the first half of the book, both in the narrative and the quotes. The second half of the narrative, however, goes seriously off the rails. The pseudonymous author begins quoting himself in the third-person (writing under his real name, Kenneth Royce). He resumes score-settling with the New Hampshire free-staters and others. He often comes off as an arrogant a**hole. There are two political "speeches" so long and tedious that they would make Ayn Rand blush. The ending is abrupt and only partially resolved.

At the halfway mark, I was prepared to give this book 4 stars. The second half was barely 2 stars, so I am rating it 3 stars overall. There are many better books in this genre by Kurt Schlichter, Matthew Bracken, John Ringo (The Last Centurion), John Ross and even Robert A. Heinlein (The Moon is a Harsh Mistress).
3 reviews
January 10, 2019
Libertarian dream

I can easily imagine a World like this one. Well written and great story, I loved it. If you can’t imagine a World without Police or government you might want to skip
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342 reviews22 followers
February 7, 2010
Is liberty in our time possible? Can coercive governments be eliminated and replaced by voluntaryism? I hope that it is and they can. "Boston" details a plan for such freedom, and I wish that such a place as Preston's free state (Wyoming in the book) existed in the U.S., but instead liberty is infringed by the same government that should preserve it. A good story; as Molyneux notes, the U.S. tends not to invade nuclear powers; all the riflemen in the world won't be protection against tanks, missiles, and air support, although they could be useful in anything short of an all-out assault. An inspiring read and highly recommended.
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45 reviews
February 4, 2013
this book is interesting, it has problematic language and other issues. However it is interesting, the books premise is that Wyoming takes full advantage of the interstate commerce clause in a crumbling America. It creates a bastion of freedom a Libertarian Utopia if you will. in an extremely simple and flat sense. It's almost childishly silly to think of how easily this all falls into place. Don't get me wrong i enjoyed it as I tend to enjoy stories like this however it is a simple and flat story without much, as Ms. Noland use to say, pith to it.
21 reviews1 follower
January 2, 2013
A novel about a violent rebellion against the unconstitutional American Police State. What's not to like? A book of ideas that, unlike "Unintended Consequences," also contains an electoral political component, and a charismatic main character who provides a figurehead to the libertarian movement. Well worth reading.
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2,307 reviews
September 16, 2010
great story!

2020 wyoming...one state still free and standing against an intrusive domineering government

a story about real life. the free state movement is real. people voting with their feet is real.

somewhere, sometime, this will meet the bonfires.



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107 reviews3 followers
March 3, 2009
Great book about freedom, liberty and gov't interference. Not as well written as Atlas Shrugged or Unintended Consequences...but very entertaining and thought provoking.
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14 reviews3 followers
October 18, 2013
It was interesting, but also pretty biased. Some of the more thoughtful parts were overshadowed by the loony propaganda and murder. Also a bit disjointed.
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May 1, 2015
I loved the Boston T. Party Gun Bible. It had a lot of good information nestled among the chaff. This book has more chaff than good information and some very poor writing.
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10 reviews
February 2, 2013
Full of good information but a very disjointed read as a "novel"
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