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.)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

America...take down that wall!

President Ronald Reagan used the phrase "take down that wall" when he directed it toward the President of the U.S.S.R. The power of those prophetic words eventually worked and truth prevailed; the Berlin wall was toppled from within because of a system not based on truth and was therefore not sustainable. We have a "wall" in this country that is not based on historical or legal truth and eventually it also will topple and fall into the footnotes of historical shame and of deceitful lies. We have been lied to by legal and historical revisionists that a so called "wall of separation of church and state" exists and is contained in our Constitution.   I pray that the eventual toppling of our "wall" will not account for the end of the Republic that our Founders gave to us over 200 years ago.

The problem began not over 200 years ago but in 1947 with the coupling of the  Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights by the Everson Court. The Rule adopted by a previous Supreme Court of the United States in interpreting the 14th Amendment ...makes it inapplicable to the religious liberty or any other right of the citizen as determined by the state of which he is resident. (see the cases of Paul vs. Virginia (8 Wallace, p. 168), and of New Orleans Slaughter-house  (16 Wallace, p. 36) which laid down the above principle).

Justice William Douglas, in 1970 "openly acknowledged that by coupling the Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights, the Court had not only usurped state authority over many areas but that it also created an American revolution that...*

. . . involved the imposition of new and far-reaching constitutional restraints on the states. Nationalization of many civil liberties has been the consequence of the Fourteenth Amendment, reversing the historic position that the foundations of those liberties rested largely in state law...And so the revolution occasioned by the Fourteenth Amendment has progressed as Article after Article in the Bill of Rights has been incorporated in it [by the Court] and made applicable to the states. **

The Everson decision which I believe should be reversed when the truth finally prevails and it is ruled, by another Supreme Court, as unconstitutional. Truth will eventually be the guardian of our Republic.

*  ** Original Intent, The Courts, the Contitution, and Religion,   by David Barton, Wallbuilder Press, page 25

Friday, September 24, 2010

America...turn the page!...21 pages

Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md the soon to be House minority leader, moaned, as was to be expected, that the Republicans  "have offered no new solutions to the problems plaguing the country." Well how about offering some "old" "tried and true solutions" that we know will work. That is exactly what the House Rebublicans' PLEDGE is doing. 

Here is what's in the pledge:

Budget and taxes
  • Stop all tax hikes from taking effect Jan. 1 as a result of the expiration of cuts adopted under former President George W. Bush.
  • Cut government spending to 2008 levels to save $100 billion and limit spending increases.
  • Freeze hiring of non-security federal employees.

Health care
  • Repeal the health care law and replace with curbs on malpractice lawsuits, personal "health savings accounts" and other steps.
  • Permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion.

Laws and regulations
  • Require sponsors to cite the constitutional authority for any measure moving through Congress.
  • Ensure that foreign terrorism suspects are not given civilian trials.
  • Rein in federal regulation by requiring Congress to approve any rule that has annual economic cost of $100 million or more.

Security and immigration
  • Fully fund U.S. missile defense efforts.
  • Strengthen border security and enact tougher visa reviews.

For more go to:

Now that's a good start! 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Micromanaging and Universal Planning...good?

Today as well as in the recent past, early 1900s, and even going back to much earlier times there have been individuals, today we call them progressives, socialists, communists or Maoists or any number of other splinter groups that believe that the only hope for mankind is through centralized planning not only on a local level but on a national and global level. This false belief in global centralized planning which has been augmented by the almighty organizer god, the computer, has and is leading us down a path to self destruction based on the premise that conscious control of everything is the ultimate intellectual goal of mankind that will result in a Utopian society. In truth it will lead to totalitarianism, destruction and a final dead end...death. At first, deliberating on total global control of all the various sectors of society, industry, agriculture and the myriad of others that exist seems perfectly logical and the correct approach.

However, we are forgetting one aspect of the human condition and that decisions, truly human decisions have to take place in a specific set of variables that all the computers in the world cannot do. We as individuals or groups of individuals must have the "freedom in everything which depends on the circumstances of time and place, because only the individuals concerned in each instance can fully know these circumstances and adapt their actions to them."*

With absolute central planning, absolute rules concerning the nature of decisions must also be implemented and in doing that we slowly but eventually give up our abilities to make independent decisions and in doing so eventually loose our freedom and liberty. This does not happen all at once but only in small increments, little nudges that are hardly perceptible until we find ourselves enslaved. This "nudging" has been going on since the early 1900s and is slowly escalating...maybe even not so slowly escalating...I could be wrong. Watch, see, listen and be alert before its too late to turn back.

*The Road To Serfdom, Text and Documents, The Definitive Edition, F.A. Hayek, edited by Bruce Caldwell, The University of Chicago Press. p.2, page 114.