Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty teeth.

First Inaugural Address of George Washington...April 30, 1789

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

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.

Abraham Lincoln said:

"In this age, and in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it nothing can suceed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions."

James Madison Declared

The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the PEOPLE altogether in their reasonings on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE. (Federalist Papers, No. 46, p.294; emphasis added.)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Put your name where your opinion is!

The NWHerald "welcomes original letters on public issues." You must however include your full name, home address, and day and evening telephone numbers; a prudent policy. But why don't they follow their own policy? In the Opinion section under "our view" I see an opinion but I see no names under the opinion. I find it hard to believe that the Editorial Board which includes six individuals all wrote and subscribe to the same opinion. Is it the big man himself who holds sway and can hire and fire or are they all simply like minded. If we are held to the policy of name, address, and day and evening telephone numbers why are they not held to the same standard. Could it be that the opinion is not unanimous and only the commentary of a powerful minority? If you don't sign your name to something you have written I personally don't believe its worth the paper its written on.

Monday, April 13, 2009

What next...your DNA?

Its not going to happen yet here in McHenry County but beginning on June 1, 2009 in order to sell your own house you will have to submit a thumb print of your right thumb (they will take it).(Illinois Public Act 095-0988) I guess a drivers license or Ill. ID Card or a US Passport will not suffice. What will be required in Cook County next...a DNA sample and retinal scan? What are they going to do with this thumb print and where will it really wind up being kept on file when they can't even keep confidential computerized info confidential. If you have never had your finger prints taken what are they going to use as a baseline normal. A way of tracing you down because they have your identity in their computer files database. The days of "big brother" and "show me your papers" are already here. Soon we will have to get a visa to travel from state to state....don't may be next in line...have your right thumb ready and don't forget to smile or you may be subject to further examination and interrogation.

When are the citizens of this country going to draw a line in the sand and tell its elected officials further more intrusion in our private lives and affairs.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The irony of it!

In regard to Northwest Heralds "Bills lead to Easter in lockup".

The irony of Mathew Bunda going to jail because he missed two court appearances and could not come up with the bond after he could not pay his divorce attorney $18,000 is beyond belief. Several of President Obama's Cabinet owed thousands of dollars to the IRS and admitted it. How were they a new be a member of the Presidents Cabinet and advise the President on how to run the United States of America when they can't even take care of their own "STUFF" in their own house. I guess that's what President Obama meant by "CHANGE"...hmmm?