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.)

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! 

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