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.)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Two U.S. Senators on the Intelligence Committee...beware of the Patriot Act

Two Democratic U.S. Senators, Mark Udall of Colorado and Ron Wyden of Oregon have gone of record as warning the citizens of the U.S. that if they knew how and to what extent the Patriot Act is being used they would be alarmed at how the Act might and can and in some instances undermines our civil liberties under the premise that the government is using it just to protect us from terrorism. The documents that explain how the Obama administration implements the Patriot Act are classified. The two senators above are privy to this information and without telling the details (which they cannot do so legally) at least warned us to beware.

I believe that the government is obtaining "bulk information" from a very large cross sections of this country's citizens that has nothing to do with spying or terrorism and using it to have an electronic file on each and everyone of us...maybe "big brother" is already hear. Things that start off innocently ofter lead to "ends" not justified by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. Beware of those who never loose an opportunity to use an "emergency" to further aggrandise power and centrally locate it in the Federal Government...big government leads to more control of the people and less control of the people who should be in control of their Government.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pres. Obama...abusing War Powers Resolution?

According to U.S. Code, Title 50, Chapter 33, S 1541:

Purpose and policy

(a) Congressional declaration
It is the purpose of this chapter to fulfill the intent of the framers of the Constitution of the United States and insure that the collective judgement of both the Congress and the President will apply to the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, and to the continued use of such forces in such situations.

(b) Congressional legislative power under necessary and proper clause
Under article I, section 8, of the Constitution, it is specifically provided that the Congress shall have the power to make all laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution, not only its own powers but also all other powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer hereof.

(c) Presidential executive power as Commander-in-Chief; limitation
The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to

  1. a declaration of war,
  2. specific statutory authorization, or
  3. a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.
According to Senator Richard Lugar who was the former chairman of and is currently the ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee in a letter to Pres. Obama dated May 23; he contends that Obama's commitments to consult with Congress and act "consistent with" the War Powers Resolution  "have not been fulfilled." Since that letter the President has been stonewalling the Congress. Since the President is not fulfilling the requirements of the WPR the Congress should take further legal action in forcing him to meet his constitutional obligations or suffer the consequences thereof.

Catholic Power, Catholic Morals | The Weekly Standard

Catholic Power, Catholic Morals The Weekly Standard

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Look to the Hearthstone...therein America's Hope Resides

Who said the following:

In a free republic a great government is the product of a great people. They will look to themselves rather than government for success.

The destiny, the greatness of America lies around the hearthstone. If thrift and industry are taught there, and the example of self-sacrifice oft appears, if honor abide there, and high ideals, if there the building of fortune be subordinate to the building of character, America will live in security, rejoicing in an abundant prosperity and good government at home, and in peace, respect, and confidence abroad. If these virtues be absent there is no power that can supply these blessings. Look well then to the hearthstone, therein all hope for America lies.

The United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons » Publications » The Federalist Society

The United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons » Publications » The Federalist Society

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Contraception...what next the Kama Sutra?

SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Senate passed a measure that would require sex education teachers to instruct students from grade six through twelve on the use of contraceptives. Parents are allowed to review the course materials but I do not know if they can elect to not have their children attend these courses. What is next on our educators agenda...the Kama Sutra and alternative life styles. By teaching these courses they are in a direct way condoning them as established moral choices of our society. Our school children have problems enough learning reading, writing and mathematics and now they want to introduce mechanics of contraception. Do you want your tax dollars spent in this manner?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Netanyahu outshines Obama

Class, wisdom, experience and a knowledge of history really showed when comparing the actions and words of Pres. Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu. Mr. Netanyahu, with a world of experience under his belt, shined like the leader and statesman he is during the time he was in the United States. He represented his sovereign nation, Israel, in a manner that made me, a gentile and non-citizen of Israel proud of what and how he said it. I wish I could say the same thing of what Pres. Obama said and did...I was embarrassed by the words and actions of Pres. Obama...who acted in a manner that no other U.S. President has acted. Pres. Harry S. Truman; the President that first recognized Israel as a sovereign nation in 1948 and everyone since Pres. Truman never through Israel "under the bus". I apologise Mr. Netanyahu for the manner in which you were treated.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Background of U.S. Recognition of the State of Israel

Teaching With Documents Lesson Plan: The U.S. Recognition of the State of IsraelBackgroundIn 1917 Chaim Weizmann, scientist, statesperson, and Zionist, persuaded the British government to issue a statement favoring the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine. The statement, which became known as the Balfour Declaration, was, in part, payment to the Jews for their support of the British against the Turks during World War I. After the war, the League of Nations ratified the declaration and in 1922 appointed Britain to rule Palestine.

This course of events caused Jews to be optimistic about the eventual establishment of a homeland. Their optimism inspired the immigration to Palestine of Jews from many countries, particularly from Germany when Nazi persecution of Jews began. The arrival of many Jewish immigrants in the 1930s awakened Arab fears that Palestine would become a national homeland for the Jews. By 1936 guerrilla fighting had broken out between the Jews and the Arabs. Unable to maintain peace, Britain issued a white paper in 1939 that restricted Jewish immigration into Palestine. The Jews, feeling betrayed, bitterly opposed the policy and looked to the United States for support.

While President Franklin D. Roosevelt appeared to be sympathetic to the Jewish cause, his assurances to the Arabs that the United States would not intervene without consulting both parties caused public uncertainty about his position. When Harry S. Truman took office, he made clear that his sympathies were with the Jews and accepted the Balfour Declaration, explaining that it was in keeping with former President Woodrow Wilson's principle of "self-determination." Truman initiated several studies of the Palestine situation that supported his belief that, as a result of the Holocaust, Jews were oppressed and also in need of a homeland. Throughout the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, the Departments of War and State, recognizing the possibility of a Soviet-Arab connection and the potential Arab restriction on oil supplies to this country, advised against U.S. intervention on behalf of the Jews.

Britain and the United States, in a joint effort to examine the dilemma, established the "Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry." In April 1946, the committee submitted ten recommendations covering topics such as "The European Problem," "Refugee Immigration Into Palestine," "Principals of Government," "United Nations Trusteeship," "Equality of Standards," "Land Policy," "Economic Development," "Education," and "The Need for Peace in Palestine." [For the complete text, see The Avalon Project at Yale Law School,]

British, Arab, and Jewish reactions to the recommendations were not favorable. Jewish terrorism in Palestine antagonized the British, and by February 1947 Arab-Jewish communications had collapsed. Britain, anxious to rid itself of the problem, set the United Nations in motion, formally requesting on April 2, 1947, that the U.N. General Assembly set up the Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP). This committee recommended that the British mandate over Palestine be ended and that the territory be partitioned into two states. Jewish reaction was mixed--some wanted control of all of Palestine; others realized that partition spelled hope for their dream of a homeland. The Arabs were not at all agreeable to the UNSCOP plan. In October the Arab League Council directed the governments of its member states to move troops to the Palestine border. Meanwhile, President Truman instructed the State Department to support the U.N. plan, and, reluctantly it did so. On November 29, 1947, the partition plan was passed by the U.N. General Assembly.

At midnight on May 14, 1948, the Provisional Government of Israel proclaimed a new State of Israel. On that same date, the United States, in the person of President Truman, recognized the provisional Jewish government as de facto authority of the Jewish state (de jure recognition was extended on January 31, 1949). The U.S. delegates to the U.N. and top-ranking State Department officials were angered that Truman released his recognition statement to the press without notifying them first. On May 15, 1948, the first day of Israeli Independence and exactly one year after UNSCOP was established, Arab armies invaded Israel and the first Arab-Israeli war began.

The telegram reproduced here is from decimal file 867n.01/5-1448, Records of the Department of State, Record Group 59, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. The press release is from the records of Charles G. Ross, Alphabetical File, Handwriting of the President at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, Independence, MO. The Library is part of the Presidential Libraries system of the National Archives and Records Administration.

The Documents Larger Version Press Release about Recognition of IsraelCharles G. Ross, Alphabetical File

Handwriting of the President

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library

Independence, MO

Larger Version State Department Telegram to Diplomats and ConsulatesRecord Group 59

Records of the Department of State

National Archives and Records Administration

Article Citation

"Key Press Release on the Recognition of the State of Israel." Social Education 42, 6 (October 1978): 469.

Revised August 23, 2006, by Education team staff members.

The Balfour Declaration

It read:

Foreign Office, November 2nd,1917

Dear Lord Rothschild,

I have much pleasure in conveying to you on behalf of His Majesty's Government the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations, which has been submitted to and approved by the Cabinet:

"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

I should be grateful if you would bring this Declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours sincerely,

Arthur James Balfour
With this document the seed was plated for the rebirth of Israel.

White House Shuts Out Newspaper Over ‘Bias’

White House Shuts Out Newspaper Over ‘Bias’

Monday, May 16, 2011

ACLU Wants Religious Symbols Covered for NJ High School Graduation

ACLU Wants Religious Symbols Covered for NJ High School Graduation

Amendment 1 of the Constitution of the United States

"Congress shall make no law respecting as 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."

No where did the founding fathers set up a "wall" between the Government and religion or non-religion....this so called "wall" was a creation of the Supreme Court and has NO foundation to exist in the US Constitution. The ACLU should pick its fights better...or it will loose any remaining relevance it may have had at one time.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

So called Patriot Act extended for three months

The US House and Senate passed an extension of the egregious so call, misnamed and misleading "Patriot Act". The extension was for three months. Loosing our civil liberties and protection under the Constitution is not the way to fight terrorism. Remember the more power you give to the government the less you have...beware those who  grow the government under the promise that you will be more safe.

Some of the worst provisions include:

Roving, warrant-less wiretaps of virtually ALL forms of electronic communications by U.S. citizens.

Secret federal searches without warrants OR knowledge of the resident.

Blanket warrants for the search and seizure of all library records, without naming individual suspects or providing probable cause.

Judicial warrants replaced with “National Security Letters” signed by unaccountable bureaucrats. Also makes provision to gag anyone served with a “National Security Letter” from disclosing them.

Drastic expansion of the definition of “domestic terrorism,” which is sure to include gun owners.

Expands asset seizure to permit the taking of assets from anyone “suspected” of terrorism, even if that person is NEVER charged or sent to trial.

Lone wolf provisions which allow the government to spy on ANYONE even if they’re not associated with a terrorist organization or foreign national, without due process or notification.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Original Intent

If you are a student of American (U.S.) history and the way certain aspects of its history and law including the Constitution and the Bill of Rights (first ten amendments) have be revised (revisionist history) and actually ignored by the Supreme Court of the United States of America I recommend you get and read Original Intent written by David Barton.

Go to

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You will be surprised how very far, and in a wrong direction, from the ORIGINAL INTENT we have come from what the Founding Fathers had envisioned for this country.