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, June 25, 2009

The hypocrisy of it...

On Monday, June 22, 2009, the McHenry County Board of Health was asked to consider to adopt and if adopted to forward to the appropriate subcommittee of the County Board the implementation of a Compliance Committee. This committee an offshoot of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was federal legislation enacted to protect shareholders and the general public from accounting errors and fraudulent practices. It is administed by the Security and Exchange Commission and it sets deadlines for compliance and publishes rules. After reviewing the GREAT JOB?....they did in protecting us from the worse recession/depression? since the great depression I decided to vote NO. My NO vote had no effect except to make me feel better and to express my disgust with the job they have done to get us into this current situation. Since it was a mandated federal program, that was not funded, it had to go through irrespective of the vote. You the tax payer are again paying for another federal program. Now the SEC wants any entity accepting federal money to do their work for them; I guess since they screwed it up to the tune of trillions of dollars the first time. If you really think that this new federal legislation is going to allow the feds to know where all trillions went then I have a message for you; the tooth fairy left a dollar under my pillow last night.