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.)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Gus Philpott for McHenry County Sheriff

Gus Philpott for McHenry County Sheriff...not a bad idea. He has had much, much more experience as a police officer that President Obama had in governing or government....think about it. CHANGE....WE CAN DO IT.


Unknown said...

Wouldn't you rather base your statements on fact rather than your personal hatred for a certain sheriff?

Gus has much, much more experience as a police officer than Obama had in government? I don't think so!

Let us compare the two, shall we?

Obama attended Columbia University, where he majored in political science with a specialization in International Relations.

After graduating, he went to work as a community organizer in Chicago. Following three years of helping some of Chicago's poorest residents recover from a steel mill closing through job training programs, he went to Harvard Law. There, he became the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review. Instead of seeking a high paying job upon graduating from Harvard, he returned to Chicago and went back to the neighborhood communities by organizing and helping to register 150,000 voters. He then began working at a civil rights firm and went on to teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago. He did all of this before his career in politics began.

He has ten years experience in public office, Barack's first eight years spent in the Illinois senate before his two plus years of service in the U.S. Senate.

How does Gus stack up to this?

Unknown said...

Let us now talk about Gus Philpott's vast experience, shall we?

Although semi-retired, Philpott still works as a hypnotherapist. He said he had a varied business background that included 15 years as a life insurance salesman.

Philpott has some experience in law enforcement. He worked as a part-time officer in Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1963-64. Later, Philpott was a volunteer member of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department from 1973 to 1981.

“I worked as many as 25 hours a week without pay, and I loved it,” Philpott said.

HMMMMM.....Where is all this experience that you speak of? No full time police experience at all? no certified training as a police officer? Did he actually work as a police officer for Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department or was it in some other capacity? Has not been involved in any official capacity in police work in almost 30 years? Think the job may have changed a little since then?

Please enlighten your readers on all this valuable police experience Gus brings to the table.