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 30, 2011

United Nations....GO AWAY!!!!

As far a I am concerned the United Nations has outlived its usefulness. It has only been a thorn in our side and has given rogue and terrorist groups and countries a platform to spew their vitriol and propaganda. Leave our shores and don't expect any more money to support your anti-American and socialist agenda. Adios, farewell and good bye! And while were at it lets bid adieu to the World Bank and it's IMF, International Monetary Fund. Besides being the world's policeman lets also stop being its financial savior. Let us see how the elite European sophisticates can do on their own.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ten Hayekian Insights for Trying Economic Times

These insights were adapted from a Heritage First Principles Essay by Bruce Caldwell.
  1. Recessions are bound to happen.
  2. Central planning and excessive regulation sure don't work.
  3. Some regulation is necessary.
  4. A stimulus will only stimulate the deficit.
  5. The economy is too complex for precise forecasting.
  6. Remember the rule of unintended consequences.
  7. You won't believe how much you'll learn in Econ 101.
  8. Leave social justice out of it.
  9. Nothing beats the free market.
  10. As a rule of thumb, government cures are not only worse than the disease, but lead to further disease.
Taken from a Special Abridged Edition of Friedrich A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom, pages 45 to 48. This was produced from the Heritage Foundation.

Monday, September 19, 2011

09/19/11...the President's speech

Today President Obama gave a political/economic/re-election speech. I just have a few bullet points to make about can make of them what you will.

  • He use "I" twenty-four (24) times in 20 minutes of talking
  • He stated that government "always has to do a little more"
  • He stated that physicians should be paid for good results obtained not for what they do. If you used this same standard for the Executive and Legislative Branches of the Federal Government they would very rarely be paid.
  • He stated that he is not promoting "class warfare" yet he fails to state that nearly half of the population of the United States pays no income tax.
  • He states that Warren Buffet's tax rate is less than the tax rate of those who work for him. That is because Mr. Buffet is paying Capital Gains Tax....15% and his employees are paying Income Tax of 25 to 35%. This was passed by Congress. In actual dollars Mr. Buffet pays a lot, lot, lot, lot.....more.
Digest the above and ask yourself if President Obama is trying to make points or votes for the coming election or if he is really leveling with you.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


A moment of silence and prayer for those who were murdered in the Twin Towers, in the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania today and for all the military who have served in the War on Terror since then and those who will continue this pursuit.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Arab Spring.....LOL

Cairo, Friday, September 9, 2011 - Spring is supposed to be filled with the aroma of newly bloomed flowers and freshly turned earth for planting new life giving food. In Cairo, Egyptian mobs tore down the wall that surrounds the Israeli Embassy. Once inside they vandalized the offices which were empty because it is the weekend in Egypt.

Oh the glory of such a sight...destruction based on hatred and the smell of tear gas and gunpowder in the air. Added to the above aroma wafting in the air was the mantra calling for the ouster of Israel's ambassador. Now that is what I call a "real Arab Spring".

Sunday, September 4, 2011 geopolitical crossroad

Turkey's location is at the geographical crossroads of Europe and Asia. Now, with it's expelling of the Israeli ambassador it is venturing into a political arena that may, in the long run, not be in the best interests of Turkey. The Israeli ambassador was expelled because of Israel's refusal to apologize for last year's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. This was more than an aid flotilla, it was an act to break the embargo of arms that were  coming into Gaza. The majority religion of Turkey is Islam with small minorities of Judaism and Christianity. I suspect they, the government, is reacting to the pressure of the Islamic majority. In theory Turkey is a secular, democratic constitutional republic and as such has received significant U.S. economic and military assistance. In theory it remains linked with the West and has been friendly with Israel. It is a member of NATO, the Council of Europe, OECD, OSCE and the G-20 economies. In 2005 it began negotiations with the EEC (European Economic Community). It has also held close ties to many Islamic countries in the Middle East.

I pray that Turkey makes the prudent decision to continue it's pro-Western attitude and associations; going the other way would only foster infiltration of militant middle eastern elements into Turkey's secular democratic society.

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