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.

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