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.)

Thursday, May 28, 2009



Paris, Feb. 22, 1787

On this date one of our Founding Fathers wrote a letter to Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, the future second President of the United States of America. They, the Adams family and the writer of this letter were friends while both families were stationed in Paris at the time of the Revolutionary War and for a period afterward.

The author of this letter wrote, “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. This rebellion was of a group of farmers who were protestesting certain actions of the government which were certainly not favorable to them.

Can you tell me who this Founding Father was that liked a little rebellion now and then? Was it:
1. George Washington
2. Alexander Hamilton
3. James Madison
4. Thomas Jefferson
5. Ben Franklin

I will give you the correct answer after the pole has expired.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Millions Died...Don't Forget Their Sacrifice

From the Revolutionary War to the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan millions have given there lives for these three simple concepts
  1. Life
  2. Liberty
  3. The pursuit of happiness

Sometime today take a few minutes and remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their lives for their country and for the three simple God given rights all human beings have by nature of their being. Amen.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


When I departed from the Navy back in 1975 and came out to the "boonies" here in McHenry County I noticed an interesting phenomena after a short time being involved in hospital politics and executive committees and hospital boards. A lot of work was being done on the hospitals and the jobs awarded to companies after "no bid" contracts were accepted by the hospital boards. Over the years I found out via the grapevine that a lot of the recipients of the contracts were close friends or relatives of members on the boards of the various hospitals. I suspect this is the way business was done then and it may or probably still continues today. I wonder if some individuals still on boards of hospitals,they seem to recirculate for years and years, and elected officials know the difference between opaque and transparent. When public monies are involved it should all be transparent or the possibility of corruption just continues to continue.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Open letter to Mr. Tim Clifton, City Manager Woodstock IL

Dear Mr. Clifton:

In today's Northwest Herald, Friday, May 1, 2009, you were quoted as saying "The city's interest always is to protect residents and taxpayers and to be a good steward of tax dollars. ...we also want to be fair and equitable to city employees."

So far I have not experienced that aspect of the "city's interest" towards its employees. I hope that some time in the very near future I will experience your quoted words in real forward moving modalities of action to resolve this situation of which you are aware.

I am not saying this to be rude or blamful but I would recommend that before totally backing your departments heads you adopt the late President Ronald Reagan's philosophy, "trust but verify". As they say there is always another side to a story and in the news business always a "back story" that can change the whole complexion of what you may have been told along with what people may have told you are iron clad facts and incontrovertible.

Richard W. Gorski, M.D.