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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Untold Christmas Story

With Christmas upon us, I thought it time for a classic Christmas story. Yes, you guessed it...The Crossing of the Delaware. Oh? Not your first guess? Well, then listen to the history.

December 1776 was a desperate time for George Washington and the American Revolution. The ragtag Continental Army was encamped along the Pennsylvania shore of the Delaware River exhausted, demoralized and uncertain of its future.

The troubles had begun the previous August when British and Hessian troops invaded Long Island routing the colonial forces, forcing a desperate escape to the island of Manhattan. The British followed up their victory with an attack on Manhattan that compelled the Americans to again retreat, this time across the Hudson River to New Jersey.

The British followed in hot pursuit, chasing the Americans through New Jersey and by December had forced the Continental Army to abandon the state and cross the Delaware into Pennsylvania. With New Jersey in their firm control and Rhode Island successfully occupied, the British were confident that the Revolution had been crushed. The Continental Army appeared to be merely an annoyance soon to be swatted into oblivion like a bothersome bee at a picnic.

To compound Washington's problems, the enlistments of the majority of the militias under his command were due to expire at the end of the month and the troops return to their homes. Washington had to do something and quickly.

His decision was to attack the British. The target was the Hessian-held town of Trenton just across the Delaware River.

During the night of December 25, Washington led his troops across the ice-swollen Delaware about 9 miles north of Trenton. The weather was horrendous and the river treacherous. Raging winds combined with snow, sleet and rain to produce almost impossible conditions. To add to the difficulties, a significant number of Washington's force marched through the snow without shoes.

The next morning they attacked to the south, taking the Hessian garrison by surprise and over-running the town. After fierce fighting, and the loss of their commander, the Hessians surrendered.

Washington's victory was complete but his situation precarious. The violent weather continued - making a strike towards Princeton problematic. Washington and his commanding officers decided to retrace their steps across the Delaware taking their Hessian prisoners with them.

The news of the American victory spread rapidly through the colonies reinvigorating the failing spirit of the Revolution. The battle's outcome also gave Washington and his officers the confidence to mount another campaign. On December 30 they again crossed the Delaware, attacked and won another victory at Trenton on January 2, and then pushed on to Princeton defeating the British there on January 3.

Although not apparent at the time, these battles were a decisive turning point in the Revolution. The victories pulled the languishing Revolution out of the depths of despair, galvanized colonial support, shocked the British and convinced potential allies such as France, Holland and Spain, that the Continental Army was a force to be reckoned with.

Now it's obviously not a typical Christmas story of magic or Santa or even Rudolph, but it is a Christmas story with a miracle. Aside from the birth of Christ, the Crossing of the Delaware is perhaps the most important historical Christmas story of all time. Up to the point of crossing the Delaware, General Washington had lost every battle. His men were very tired and very ill supplied. It was said you could follow them because of the blood coming from their feet as they had no shoes.

Washington knew that if he didn't act now, all hope was lost. So, in a move that very well could have ended the entire war, Washington lead his 2,400 men and crossed the Delaware. This move and battle proved to be the turning point of the entire war. It inspired the colonist to continue the fight for freedom and liberty. And what better day than Christmas Day. What better present then that of a free nation.

It could be said that this free nation was the greatest gift ever to be given on Christmas Day. A true act of God and a clear sign that we were founded on the firm belief of a Creator and of the Judeo-Christian beliefs. With Washington's firm belief in God, he knew that freedom could be obtained, and thus he acted.

So when we have these so-called "Wars On Christmas" and people sit by and let it happen without saying a word, then we are doomed to end up in a Socialistic nation. We must stand up for these small battles for they make the greatest difference. If we don't stand up now when the battle seems so small, then when will we stand up. When we live in a Socialistic nation? When they kill people over the issues?

They came first for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.

We must stand up now or else we will find ourselves alone and facing a tyrannical power. As Ronald Reagan said, "If not us, then who? And if not now, then when?" Now is the time to fight these battles not just within our community but communities all across America. If we don't do it now, then there will be nothing left, and no one left to stand up.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Simple Understanding of Tax Cuts

With many issues going on not just around the country but around the country, the top one that many in DC are facing right now is extending the Bush-era tax cuts. The Republicans are claiming to be standing against bills until a full tax cut extension bills comes up. Well, the Democrats don't like it and are continuing business as usual, or as usual as DC gets. In fact, the Democrats just passed a bill with middle class tax cuts in it and seems 3 Republicans defected and decided to vote for it. H.R.4853 - Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010, passed the House with a 234-188 vote, with Rep. John Duncan (R-TN), Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) voting for it. At the same time, 20 Democrats voted against the bill, many of which are in support of extending tax cuts for everyone.

Now, when it comes to taxes, even the smartest of us have problems. Who wouldn't with a tax code of 16,845 pages, or so the estimated length is. I'm by far no tax wizard but even I know that raising taxes kills an economy. Before we talk about the current tax cuts, let's look at history. In 1835, President Andrew Jackson managed to reduce the debt to only $33,733.05, the lowest it has ever been since the fiscal year of 1791, the year the Bill of Rights was ratified. And President Jackson is the only President in United States history to have paid off the National Debt. How did he do it? Well, he lowered taxes and this increased the tax base. President Jackson and his Secretary of the Treasury, at the time, Levi Woodbury, both favored an "independent" treasury system and "hard money" over paper money. The both understood that raising taxes only makes people more reclusive to pay them and this the government loses revenue. Instead, by lowering taxes, people have more money and are more inclined to pay their taxes and thus the economy thrives and the government can pay off the debt and deficit.

Now back to the present. Yesterday in the House, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), made a mockery of himself by making a last stand against a tax cut for the "high-class". This is the same guy who had a chart stating, "THE REPUBLICANS HEALTH CARE PLAN: 1. DON'T GET SICK". Well, how did he make a mockery this time? Well, he attacked Conservative radio and television hosts, many of which are on Fox News.

Before we continue, we'd just like to thank Rep. Grayson for his stupidity, if you didn't know, he got defeated in the November 2nd elections. Now, what Rep. Grayson isn't getting here is that these radio and television hosts work for their money. Also the fact that with the tax cuts, they aren't making any more money, but simply getting to keep more of what they make. It's called the free market system, getting to keep the fruits of your labor. It's an idea that the Pilgrims learned 390 years ago. When the Pilgrims landed here, they had nothing and the winter was very harsh. In the spring the Indians taught them how to grow corn, fish for cod-fish, and how to skin beavers for coats, but they didn't prosper yet. They had contracts with merchants in England and one agreement was for all the property and products of the Pilgrims work would go into a "community chest". With this idea, people didn't get much and thus lost interest in farming and keep everything nice as they received nothing for their hard labor. William Bradford saw this and as the Governor, he assigned a plot of land to everyone to keep and tend. With these plots, everyone would get to keep the fruits of their labor. At this point the Pilgrims prospered and the Great Puritan Migration began as Europeans heard about the great success in the New World.

The Pilgrims had tried socialism even before it had a name, even before Karl Marx thought of it. But they learned that collectivism doesn't work and that everyone must be able to keep the fruits of their labor. We face the very same issue today. We face a government who believes that the only way to succeed is to tax and they believe this brings in more money. Time and time again throughout history this has been shown to be wrong and that the more people get to keep of their own labor, the more the nation and economy flourish. We have people in DC who wish to make the government a business rather than do it's only purpose, to protect our freedom and liberty. They would rather make millions of dollars than actually help the people the represent. They would rather be corrupt and blind then obey the oath they took to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States from enemies both foreign and domestic.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Policing The State For False Security

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

There are those who are fine with giving up their liberty of personal space and privacy for a little temporary safety but what they seem to forget is that these Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) screening procedures do not protect them and that their rights will not be given back once taken. We've heard of the multiple of accounts of different cancer survivors being groped and humiliated. Accounts of children being strip searched and felt up by TSA agents. In any other instance, this would all be considered sexual assault, but the Government believes it can do as it wishes and all in the name of your safety.

We've come to a point where the main enemy isn't terrorist but ourselves. Our government is doing more damage than terrorist have ever done. After September 11th, America came together and although we were in mourning, we didn't feel violated or traumatized as much as we do now. And when asked if there is a better solution, our President and Director of the TSA say that there isn't, when there are proven methods that say otherwise.

In fact, the TSA screening process wasn't the original plan. According to TSA officials, security officers at major airports across the country would be trained to use “casual conversation” to flush out possible terrorists. Instructors would first teach officers what suspicious behaviors to look for in travelers. These can include nervousness, wearing a big coat in the summer or reluctance to make eye contact with law enforcement. Then, the officers carry on a supposedly casual conversation with passengers in hopes of spotting possible terrorists or to determine whether further scrutiny of a passenger is required. This would have been a welcomed program by those in law enforcement who’ve said for years that psychological profiling should be used by airport security staff.

Most police officers and investigators are familiar with the concept since it’s used during the interrogation and interview process to detect deception on the part of the subject. Without going into too much detail, interrogators or interviewers, while questioning a subject about the matter at hand, are observing body language, eye contact, breathing, physical characteristics such as dry mouth or profuse perspiration, and other criteria.

However, the Washington-based Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) officials claimed that the new guidelines, under which anyone traveling from or through 13 Muslim-majority nations will be required to go through enhanced screening techniques before boarding flights, will disproportionately target American Muslims who have family or spiritual ties to the Islamic world and therefore amount to religious and ethnic profiling.

“Under these new guidelines, almost every American Muslim who travels to see family or friends or goes on pilgrimage to Mecca will automatically be singled out for special security checks — that’s profiling,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.

Yes, profiling is the answer that many of us are saying we want. Look at the Israeli airline El Al. They do psychological profiling and it has never had an attack since it's establishment in 1948. Seriously, a nation that has been threatened that it would be wiped off the face of the earth never having a terrorist attack on its planes.

“While singling out travelers based on religion and national origin may make some people feel safer, it only serves to alienate and stigmatize Muslims and does nothing to improve airline security,” he said.

No where in any of the description of psychological profiling was there any mention of race or national origin. It talked about looking for nervousness and body language. Seems CAIR needs to get its facts straight if it's going to attempt to discredit a method.

But alas, Obama and the TSA basically listened to CAIR and went with a different method, one more intrusive than profiling ever could be. And when people cry for proven methods such as dogs or profiling, TSA and Obama simply say that they wouldn't work and that you'll have to suffer through the screening that they don't have to go through.

So, the question becomes how do we get out of this predicament. Well, 32 members of Congress have sent letters to the President and TSA Director John Pistole about the intrusive methods. But the real answer lies within the airports themselves. Having TSA at airports is not a mandatory thing, airports can opt-out of TSA and hire a private firm for their security. So, we must put pressure on airports to do so. We also must urge airlines to do the same as they will lose business by the amount of people who will refuse to fly because of these screening methods. As all things important and as the founders believed above all else, the answers always lie within the people, "We the People" hold the power.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Standing Up To Rights Violations

More and more we see as our rights are being trampled on. We've seen cases where kids wearing T-Shirts depicting the American Flag on Cinco de Mayo were sent home from school for fear of violence happening. Well, that same school district was once again in the news this week. This time, telling a 13-year-old boy that he couldn't have the American flag on his bike.

13-year-old Cody Alicea flies a small American flag on his bike in honor of veterans like his grandfather. He's been doing so for 2 months but now the school district is telling him he can't due to "racial tensions." Cody made a comment that many adults don't say, “In this country we’re supposed to be free. And I should be able to wave my flag wherever I want to. And they‘re telling me I can’t.” Denair Middle School near Sacramento, CA with the Denair Unified School District Superintendent Edward Parraz said that while Cody does have a First Amendment right, “with that comes a responsibility.”

“Our Hispanic, you know, kids will, you know, bring their Mexican flags and they’ll display it, and then of course the kids would do the American flag situation, and it does cause kind of a racial tension which we don’t really want,” Parraz said. “We want them to appreciate the cultures.” Apparently being able to fly the American flag that men and women have died for isn't being considerate. But, after this story showed up in the news, the Denair Unified School District was flooded with calls from parents in and out of the school district complaining. After receiving so many calls, the district changed its mind and is letting Cody fly his flag and is now seeking punishment on the ones who made the complaint in the first place.

But California isn't the only state with flag controversy, Idaho has some too. Steve and Robin Perfect just had their son, Sgt. Edward Nadler, go to Iraq. To honor him, the bought an American flag to display on the front of their condominium. Copper Ranch Condominiums and many residence told the Perfects' that they couldn't fly their flag and that they had to take it down. “We’ve been harassed and hassled for the past two months, and we’re all stressed,” Robin said. “It’s bad enough that my only son is going to Iraq — now I have to worry about this.”

The Home Owner's Association (HOA) has told the Perfects' that the flag is in violation of policy. “It’s about items in the common area,” Property manager Brian Emerick said. “And, tenants are not allowed to place items in the common area … [including] any number of things, bird houses, wind chimes, anything.” A day after putting the flag up, Steve received a call from Lido Equities, the national California-based company that leases the condo they rent. The representative, he said, told him she received complaints about his American flag and said that flying it made it appear that he was “supporting the war.” She said he should think about being more considerate to his neighbors and ask them if they objected to the flag.

As stupid and unfree as that sounds, Steve obliged and asked some neighbors for their opinion.

He started with a neighbor from across the street who had been a dinner guest of the Perfects before and who had even looked after their condo during a spring trip to Mexico.

According to Steve, he asked the neighbor if she had any problems with him hanging the American flag. The response, he went on to explain, could be considered a resounding “yes.” “Yes I f****** God d*** do!” Steve said she shouted. She continued: “You know what, you take your f****** flag and move out and hang it in your little house, ’cause [the flag] is on common ground and you can’t hang it there.” Sounds like a wonderful person.

After numerous request from the HOA to remove the flag, the Perfects stood strong and refused to do so. Robin responded to the request by quoting an e-mail she received from Idaho U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, which outlined the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005. That law says “a condominium association … may not adopt or enforce any policy … that would restrict or prevent a member of the association from displaying the flag of the United States on residential property within the association with respect to which such member has a separate ownership interest or a right to exclusive possession or use.”

The response from the HOA, they ignored the letter and the law. In response to this long battle, the Perfects' have move the flag from the front of their porch to a spot next to their door since one of the complaints was that the flag was hanging over the sidewalk. The HOA says that it's still in violation and that either the flag be removed or the Perfects' will be forced out. We need to flood this place with calls in support of the Perfects' just like the school district. To contact Property manager Brian Emerick, call (208)788-2654.

Now to the east coast in New York. An upstate New York elementary school is only doing a partial pledge in the mornings. Despite many pleas for the full pledge, the North Collins Central School District is allowing only 6 words of the pledge to be said. "I pledge allegiance to the flag" will be heard over the intercom at North Collins Elementary School, but then the sound system will shut off and the students will finish the pledge in class at their own pace, Ben Halsey, superintendent of North Collins Central School District said.

"It has been the philosophy of the building that the pledge does indeed get recited every day, but it gets recited by teachers and students individually, so the pace is appropriate for their level," Halsey said. "The public address system simply serves as a prompt to start the pledge." He said the practice enables students to recite the pledge at their own pace, which is typically slower for younger students. Dozens of people, including a board member who resigned over the controversy, attended a school board meeting Tuesday night to plead to have the pledge recited in its entirety over the school's intercom. The former board member, Rosemarie Troidl, resigned on Oct. 26 after fielding what she said was a growing number of complaints from parents and residents about the pledge.

Now for the most revealing part of the story. Upon hearing about this controversy, I went to the North Collins Central School District website to get their phone number and complain like I had with the Denair Unified School District. Upon getting to their website, I found their mission statement which is very interesting. It reads:

"The North Collins Central School District is a safe and supportive learning environment that strives to maximize educational opportunities for all students, faculty, staff and community members. We nurture responsibility, creativity, energy, and open-mindedness to empower successful contributors to a global society."

The school district doesn't seem very open-minded and seems they are going for a New World Order with the indoctrination of students for a global society. I called the Superintendent about the mission statement of the district, I got a voice mail and left a message. I have to receive a call back.

These are things we are facing in our society. It may not directly happen to you but it's like legislation. If a Congressman or Senator from another state votes to lock you in your home, his or her vote effects you just as much as their constituents. If the above acts were ruled to be okay, they could just as easily be done against you and based on that previous ruling, then found to be fine when done to you. We must stand up and be involved in legislation and DC issues, but we must also stand up and be involved and ethical issues around the country as well. We can not let people's rights be trampled on. So, I encourage you, for the above stories and any other stories you see where people's rights are being violated, find a number those responsible and call them and let them know that they are wrong and that we are standing against them on it. Who knows, you could get them to change their mind just like the case of Cody and his American flag in the Denair Unified School District.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Why Not Having The Senate Is Good

Last night's elections was a historic moment in our country. It was the American people standing up and saying they are tired of the socialist agenda. That they want real change and not politics as usual. Republicans gained control of the House and the Democrats will keep control of the Senate, with a few elections in both still being determined. Now obviously the Democrats hold the Presidency and so the question that comes is what will happen now.

My prediction is this, with control of the House, Republicans will be able to defund Obamacare and stop the bailouts and stimulus packages. They will most likely pass a bill to repeal Obamacare but I doubt it will get through the Senate. If it does get through the Senate then Obama will veto it. The House will be able to get bills going to fund and secure our border. They'll be able to cut the funding to government agencies that should not exist. Now the question is if those bills could get through the Senate and then passed the President's desk.

Now the reason I say it's good that Republicans do not have control of the Senate is this. With control of the Senate, Republicans could get all these bills through Congress but then one of two things would happen. Either Obama would repeal them and then the message in 2012 would be that Republicans didn't fix anything, or Obama would pass these bills and take the credit for them working as Clinton did when he was President.

With Republicans only having control of the House they can get to work on defunding these bills, laws, and agencies. They can get legislation together and passed that is right and within their authority as defined in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution. Now when these bills go to the Senate and fail, Republicans can have some power in 2012. Their message would be something like this:

"Look at the work we have done in the House. We have done exactly as the American said and have worked to repeal Obamcare. We've worked to secure our border and to stop the bailouts and stimulus packages and to get our economy back to a free market system. But you have not seen these things happen because the Democrat controlled Senate and the Democrat controlled White House have not let these things happen as you, American people, wanted. So we need your help this election. In 2010 you helped by taking your country back, now we need your help to take it back all the way. To get these things passed we need your help to get the Senate and the Presidency."

Now, that message sounds like the message we've heard for years from both parties. That things will be all better if we give them total control. The key difference is going to be this, if the Republicans in the House do exactly as they have promised and as we tell them. The other key is electing Senators and a President that isn't about party loyalty but is about the people. By doing that, we ensure that Republicans won't have control of the government to do business as usual.

The American people turned out yesterday and gave their voice very clearly. We are not supporting the Republican party, we are opposing Progressives and Socialist. And just as quickly as we took the Progressives out, we can take the Republicans out. As many Republicans have admitted, this is the last chance the Republican party has, so they better get it right or the Republican party will be extinct.

Our next step is to not go back to sleep but to hold their feet to the fire. We have to call them, no matter what the issue or bill coming up. Wither they support or oppose it, we have to call them and let them know what we want them to do. So make sure you have your Senators and your Representative on your contact list on your phone. You have to let them know what your want. We can not go back to sleep, we must stay engaged and make sure that our country doesn't go back to the way the Progressives have made it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What It All Comes Down To

"The power under the Constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable, to their wishes, their servants can, and undoubtedly will, be recalled" - George Washington 1787

George Washington understood, as many of the Founding Fathers did, that We The People hold the power. That our Representatives, both House and Senate, were our servants, that they served us. Something I've begun to do is no longer call the positions in DC "jobs". If we continue to call them jobs, then we continue to grow career politicians. Instead, we must get back to the founding ideals of public servitude. Our Congress members are our servants, and as George Washington pointed out, when they do not follow the Constitution, the people will vote them out. Well, welcome to November 2, 2010.

For the past 3 years, we have woken up to the fact that our country isn't what we thought it was. We've woken up to legislation called TARP and the government taking over businesses and bailing out others that have been deemed too big to fail. We awoke to the fact that the Democratic party wasn't what it used to be, that it had been consumed by a force called the Progressives. It took us about a year and a half to realize the hidden agenda of this force, but we found it and fought it.

Now, the time to start the restoration is upon us. If we don't make the stand here and now, who knows when we'll have the chance again, if ever. Although the Constitutions Conservatives could take over the House and possibly the Senate, they will still have to deal with a Progressive President for 2 more years. This means that a lot of votes will take place to overturn vetoes. And they will most likely make it through the House, but the Senate will be the challenge if it is not taken back.

I do not advocate for Republicans, Democrats, or Independents. I advocate for Constitutionalists. For those who believe in the founding ideals and the same principles that guided our founders. Fiscal responsibility, limited government, and the individual. Many believe that with November 2nd, we'll be closer to the end of this fight, but on November 2nd, it's only beginning.

We must hold our elected officials feet to the fire more than ever, even those who have run on the Tea Party message. In fact, those deemed "Tea Party Candidates" will have their feet held to the fire a little more than others because they have run on those ideals and have made that commitment to bring that back to DC.

The ballot is your weapon. We are a peaceful revolution and we fight with our voices and our votes. Many people have made the claims that they don't need to vote because so many others will turn out. Well let's imagine if everyone had that same thought, no one would vote. Every vote counts, because all of those people who believe their vote counts, they all add up. Others make the claims of voting for the lesser of two evils. Although this can be true, then take that lesser of two evils and let them know that they're being watched. That they will be seeing a lot of you, and that you will support them when they are right, and vigorously oppose them when they are wrong.

"If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth." - Ronald Reagan 1964

Do not let the last stand on earth die. Don't let the shining city on a hill fall away from existence. Between now and November 2nd, educate people, as many people a day as you can. Don't tell them how to vote, but inform them about the issues and the candidates. Give them places they can go to research. And then tell them to tell someone else. We can not have that uninformed electorate that John Kerry spoke of. We have educated ourselves over the past 3 years. Now let's put it to good use and get America back and restore it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Roots

One thing we've always known about the Progressives is that many of their ideals originated in Europe. But until recently, no one really had a grasp on exactly where the ideal came from within Europe. Obviously there were Socialist, Communist, Fascist, and other ideals of a totalitarian governments. But very few have heard or dug into the Fabian Socialist and the Fabian Society.

I grant that my knowledge of the Fabian Socialist is limited to the bit of information I have found on a quick search. But more intensive research will be done as just that brief scratch of the surface has reviled so much. The group favoured gradual change rather than revolutionary change. It's name was derived in honor of the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus (nicknamed "Cunctator", meaning "the Delayer"). His Fabian strategy advocated tactics of harassment and attrition rather than head-on battles against the Carthaginian army under the renowned general Hannibal.

The Society was founded on January 4, 1884 in London as an offshoot of a society founded in 1883 called The Fellowship of the New Life. The ideal of The Fellowship was to transform society by setting an example of a clean and simplified life. But when many wanted to be politically involved to further this transformation, it was decided that the group would separate.

Fabian Society began attracting many prominent contemporary figures drawn to its socialist cause, including George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Annie Besant, Graham Wallas, Hubert Bland, Edith Nesbit, Sydney Olivier, Oliver Lodge, Leonard Woolf and Virginia Woolf, Ramsay MacDonald and Emmeline Pankhurst. Even Bertrand Russell briefly became a member, but resigned after he expressed his belief that the Society's principle of entente could lead to war. At the very heart and core of the Fabian Society were Sidney and Beatrice Webb. Together, they wrote numerous studies of industrial Britain, including alternative co-operative economics that applied to ownership of capital as well as land.

The first Fabian Society pamphlets advocated tenets of social justice coincided with the zeitgeist of Liberal reforms during the early 1900s. The Fabian proposals however were considerably more progressive than those that were enacted in the Liberal reform legislation. The Fabians lobbied for the introduction of a minimum wage in 1906, for the creation of a universal health care system in 1911 and for the abolition of hereditary peerages in 1917.

All of the above sound very familiar to today's Progressive agenda. At the same time these ideas were going on Europe, Progressive President Theodore Roosevelt was enacting the Monroe Doctrine. Today we have the Progressives raising minimum wage and forcing people to purchase Obamacare.

Fabian socialists were in favour of an imperialist foreign policy as a conduit for internationalist reform and a welfare state modelled on the Bismarckian German model; they criticised Gladstonian liberalism both for its individualism at home and its internationalism abroad. They favoured a national minimum wage in order to stop British industries compensating for their inefficiency by lowering wages instead of investing in capital equipment; slum clearances and a health service in order for "the breeding of even a moderately Imperial race" which would be more productive and better militarily than the "stunted, anaemic, demoralised denizens...of our great cities"; and a national education system because "it is in the class-rooms that the future battles of the Empire for commercial prosperity are already being lost"

The Fabian Society believed that landowners collecting rent was money unearned and believe that they shouldn't be able to collect rent. The Fabian Society participated heavily in the creation of the Labour Party which grew out of the trade union movement and the socialist organizations of the times. And much like the Progressives and Socialist, the Labour Party was in favor of policies such as public ownership of key industries, government intervention in the economy, redistribution of wealth, increased rights for workers, the welfare state, publicly funded healthcare and education.

Through the course of the 20th century the group has always been influential in Labour Party circles, with members including Ramsay MacDonald, Clement Attlee, Anthony Crosland, Richard Crossman, Tony Benn, Harold Wilson and more recently Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

The above is only a brief scratch. Imagine what can be found if you really dig into this Society of Socialist and later Progressives. We knew that many of these ideals that call for the destruction of a country like America derived from Europe, but nothing like this. The ideas above gave birth to people such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, Benito Mussolini, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Cloward, Frances Piven, Saul Alinsky, John Holdren, Barack Obama, George Soros, Bill Ayers, and many others through history who have believed in some of the ideals or all of them. The sad thing is, they actually believe that these ideals and what they are doing, is the right thing.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

True Act of Treason

With Congress coming back from session, it only took Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) 3 days to commit an atrocious act. In a post on his website and a tweet to Lady Gaga, he stated that he is going to add an amendment to the end of H.R.5136, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. The amendment he wants to add is the DREAM Act, that would create a path to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants that serve in the military or earn a college degree.

Now what does the DREAM Act have to do with funding for our men and women in the armed forces? Absolutely nothing. The reason for adding this amendment to the end of this funding bill is that way Republicans have to vote for it because what Republican would vote against funding our troops? When this bill was voted on in the last session of Congress, it fell 8 votes short of the 60 needed to preempt a filibuster threat. Since then, 4 of the 9 Republicans who voted for the bill have left the Senate, while all 9 of the Democrats who voted “no” are still around. Furthermore, at least one Democrat who voted in favor last time, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), is now firmly against it.

Now many have asked, "What does the DREAM Act do exactly?" Well, here are the criteria:

The bill would automatically grant "conditional permanent resident status to any undocumented immigrant who is meets all of the following criteria:

* is under 35 years of age
* has graduated high school or earned a GED
* has been in the U.S. for at least 5 years prior to the date the law takes effect
* was 16 years of age or younger when they entered the U.S.
* is “a person of good moral charecter”
* has not been under a judicial order of deportation since before they were 16.

The temporary resident status for people meeting these criteria would be good for a period of 6 years. After that time, if a person granted residency under the DREAM Act can be granted permanent citizenship status if they can show that they accomplish at least on of these things (from the bill text):

(i) The alien has acquired a degree from an institution of higher education in the United States or has completed at least 2 years, in good standing, in a program for a bachelor’s degree or higher degree in the United States.

(ii) The alien has served in the uniformed services for at least 2 years and, if discharged, has received an honorable discharge.

If not, they are automatically returned to their prior undocumented status when the 6-year period is up.

Basically offering more incentives to illegals to come to our country illegally. Not only that, but it always illegal immigrants to serve in our military. Now, how can we trust an illegal immigrant to fight for our rights and freedoms when they have already violated those rights and freedoms by coming into the country illegally? When the Roman Empire conquered a region, it did one of two things with the residence of that regions. They would enslave them or make the serve in the military. Thus, when the fall of the Roman Empire came, many of the conquered soldiers revolted against the Roman Government with the very weapons that government had given them.

This truly is an act of treason by Harry Reid. He is holding our troops ransom to get the Hispanic vote in the November election. According to a Pew Hispanic Center report from 2006, Mexicans make up 57 percent of the undocumented immigrants. Another 24 percent are from other Latin American countries.

He is holding our troops ransom to commit an act of treason that our men and women of the armed forces die to stop every day. He is playing politics with the very money that could save the lives of our troops. He is willing to let them die to gain political points. If Nevada reelect Harry Reid, they truly deserve the corruption and hassle they will get from it. This is a true act of treason not just against the American citizens but against the American citizens who sacrifice every day in our armed forces to protect our freedom and liberty.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Restoring Honor

This weekend I was at the Restoring Honor rally in Washington DC. As many know, the media is missing the point or skewing the facts. From what I saw, there was no politics discussed. There were no fights or arrests. There were no arguments. There was only people coming together for one common cause, God.

The crowd was enormous and it was packed with people. You were getting close to someone didn't know. It was fairly hot and you basically had to give a little nudge to move the line. Now you would expect arguments and fights to break out. For people to have bad attitudes and make comments. The fact is, everyone was very polite and even helped each other to get through the crowd.

One story from some people on our bus was that they had sat back by the Washington Monument and that it was just grass between them and the World War II Memorial. By the end of the event, the grass had disappeared and it was all people. As an eye-witness, I have to say that there was at least a million people at the event.

Another story was that some people met some foreigners from France who had no idea about the event, what was going on, or even who Glenn Beck was. The people had to explain in about 5 minutes what was going on in the country, who Glenn Beck was, and what the rally was about. The foreigners understood since their country is very much in the same state.

The event was about coming back to God and to restore the honor within ourselves and by doing so, within our country. The event wasn't about politics or even about Glenn Beck. It was about individuals looking within themselves and coming back to the realization that it all starts with us. As John Adams said:

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."

The reason we face the out of control government, the Progressive agenda, and the elitist politicians is because we have gotten away from that religious and moral people. We've lost sight of God and what is important. We've focused on money, power, and corruption for far to long. The point of this weekend was to come to together and get back focused on God and our principles. To get our country back not by political means but through moral and virtuous means.

We can continue to focus politics and work through the Constitution, but all of that work will be for nothing if we don't focus on God. Thomas Jefferson and the founders gave us the clue at the end of the Declaration of Independence:

"With a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

They told us that we must look to God. That we must stake our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor on him. That if we ever stray away, that all we have to do is look back to him and come to the realization that through him all things are possible. That if we look to him and within ourselves, that our country and government will restore its honor.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Real Human Rights Violation

It's not bad enough that Arizona has been sued by the Federal Government and Mexico. It's not enough that they were condemned by China. Now in President Obama's first U.S. Human Rights report to the UN Human Rights Council, he is getting the UN involved in the investigation. Before we get to that, let's examine some of the misleading statements made by the Obama Administration. Firstly the Introduction:

The story of the United States of America is one guided by universal values shared the world over—that all are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights. In the United States, these values have grounded our institutions and motivated the determination of our citizens to come ever closer to realizing these ideals. Our Founders, who proclaimed their ambition “to form a more perfect Union,” bequeathed to us not a static condition but a perpetual aspiration and mission.

As the true Declaration of Independence says, it's unalienable. Unalienable rights are rights given by god to an individual that can't be sold, taken, or in any way given away. Inalienable rights are rights that and individual has that they can sale, give, or can be taken by the government.

In on section, they explain some of the executive orders given. Amazing considering executive orders are unconstitutional. In one section titled "Values and Immigration" they quote Ronald Reagan:

That immigrants have been consistently drawn to our shores throughout our history is both a testament to and a source of the strength and appeal of our vibrant democracy. As he left office, President Reagan remarked that the United States is “still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home.” Over the last 50 years, the U.S. has accepted several million refugees fleeing persecution from all corners of the globe as well as many millions of immigrants seeking a better life or joining family. Today, the United States and other countries to which a significant number of people seek to emigrate face challenges in developing and enforcing immigration laws and policies that reflect economic, social, and national security realities. In addressing these issues we seek to build a system of immigration enforcement that is both effective and fair.

True the U.S. has accepted many immigrants fleeing their tyrannical lands looking for freedom and a better country. But many of them have done it legally while many more millions are here illegally, which the section fails to note.

In the same section, the following is noted about Arizona's Immigration law:

A recent Arizona law, S.B. 1070, has generated significant attention and debate at home and around the world. The issue is being addressed in a court action that argues that the federal government has the authority to set and enforce immigration law. That action is ongoing; parts of the law are currently enjoined.

What this part means is that the Administration has invited the UN to come and investigate the Arizona law. On November 5, the United States will be examined by UN bureaucrats from France, Japan, and Cameroon (an oppressive nation which is a member of the Organization of Islamic Conference). This trio will consider three items: Obama’s self-flagellating report, reports written about America by UN tribunals or international governing bodies, and testimony from non-governmental organizations with a pronounced anti-American bias. It will also consider “voluntary pledges and commitments made by the State,” such as suspending an Arizona state law.

Then the French, Japanese, and Cameroon diplomats will draw up a plan of action for the United States to implement. According to the UN Human Rights Council website, nations are re-examined every four years. The Human Rights Council looks for voluntary compliance. However, its website asserts, “The Human Rights Council will decide on the measures it would need to take in case of persistent non-cooperation by a State with the World Body."

The immigration issues in America are up to America and America alone. Not Mexico, China, or the UN. If the Federal Government would do their job and protect the border and the states from invasion, there wouldn't an issue in the first place. But since the Federal Government has failed to do its job, the responsibility is left to the states and the people.

Arizona along with many border states have called for help from the Federal Government and the Federal Government turned a blond eye to the country being invaded. The 1,200 National Guard troops that the Federal Government is sending down to the border aren't for border security, a majority of them are for desk jobs.

This is why many citizens have taken the responsibility of sitting on the border with their guns and protecting America and doing the job the Federal Government won't. It is time that we tell the UN that they can not dictate to us our laws. The Constitution trumps them and they have no legal or rightful ground to tell us how to run our states and our country. This is America, and We the People are taking it back.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Two Man Vote

While the House voted to spend $26.1 billion and the President signed it the same day, Senate had a 30 minute session 2 days later looking at four pieces of legislative business. The catch, there were only two Senators present. Senator Ben Cardin (Maryland-D) in the role of presiding officer and Senator Chuck Schumer(New York-D) were the only 2 Senators at the session.

First they took care of the second reading of 2 bills that will be on the calendar when the Senate comes back in September. The bills were H.R. 5827 – Protecting Gun Own­ers in Bankrupt­cy Act of 2010 and S. 3762 – A bill to reinstate funds to Fed­er­al Land Dis­pos­al Ac­count.

Later in the 30 minute session, Cardin and Schumer passed 2 bills with unanimous con­sent. All with Schumer stating, "I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join in this important task," looking around at 99 empty seats. H.R. 6080 – Mak­ing emer­gen­cy sup­ple­men­tal appropriations for bor­der se­cu­ri­ty for the fis­cal year end­ing Septem­ber 30, 2010, and for other pur­pos­es. S. Res. 617 – Rel­a­tive to the death of the Honorable Theodore “Ted” Ful­ton Stevens, for­mer Sen­a­tor for the State of Alaska. H.R. 6080 has provisions in it for $600 Million for fences, bor­der “strike forces,” and do­mes­tic drones. President Obama will being signing it into law on Friday August 13, 2010.

What I find concerning is the fact that 2 men came back from recess to do all this. That 2 mine alone had the power to sign away $600 million without any real debate over the issue. This vote was really a taxation without representation. Where were all the other Senators?

I realize that Congress is in recess but the fact that these 2 Senators did all this brings an odd question as to why. Maybe they didn't want to face the people back home or there's something in these bills they don't want seen. Either way, where were the other Senators? Where was our representation?

I urge you to call your Senators and ask them where they were and why they weren't there representing you even in a 30 minute session. Why they weren't their voting on $600 million bill in a time that we have $13 trillion in debt. Yes the border needs to be secured but why is it that these 2 Senators found it ideal to return to DC during recess and pass this bill under the rug? Where were the other 98 Senators?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Our Stamp Act

In 1913 the states ratified the Sixteenth Amendment. This amendment brought about what we call today, the Income Tax. The income tax taxes people's incomes based on how much they make. In the Presidential election of 1912, the 3 candidates, Woodrow Wilson(D), Theodore Roosevelt(Progressive), and William Howard Taft(R), all supported the income tax. Support for the income tax was strongest in the western states and opposition was strongest in the northeastern states.

In 1765, the British Parliament passed an act to impose a tax on all legal documents, permits, commercial contracts, almanacs, newspapers, wills, pamphlets, and playing cards in the American Colonies to pay for the Seven Years War. This act was known as the Stamp Act. The colonists were against this tax as they had no representation in Parliament to vote on this act and thus the cry "NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION". It was the first tax imposed on the colonies without their consent and the American Colonies began boycotting English goods that came into the colonies.

During this uproar in the colonies, Benjamin Franklin was in England as the Pennsylvania Assembly's agent to the Crown. He was much opposed to the Stamp Act. Parliament didn't know why the colonies were so angry, they held many sessions questioning experts on American affairs. Finally, they called upon Benjamin Franklin. The following is a few exerts from "The Examination of Doctor Benjamin Franklin to the Repeal of the American Stamp Act".

Q. You say the Colonies have always submitted to external taxes, and object to the right of Parliament only in laying internal taxes; now can you show that there is any kind of difference between the two taxes to the Colony on which they may be laid?

A. I think the difference is very great. An external tax is a duty laid on commodities imported; that duty is added to the first cost and other charges on the commodity, and, when it is offered for sale, makes a part of the price. If the people do not like it at that price, they refuse it; they are not obliged to pay it. But an internal tax is forced from the people without their consent if not laid by their own representatives. The Stamp Act says we shall have no commerce, make no exchange of property with each other, neither purchase nor grant, nor recover debts; we shall neither marry nor make our wills, unless we pay such and such sums; and thus it is intended to extort our money from us or ruin us by the consequence of refusing to pay it.

Q. Then no regulation with a tax would be submitted to?

A. Their opinion is that when aids to the Crown are wanted they are to be asked of the several assemblies according to the old-established usage, who will, as they always have done, grant them freely, and that their money ought not to be given away without their consent, by persons at a distance, unacquainted with their circumstances and abilities. The granting aids to the Crown is the only means they have of recommending themselves to their sovereign, and they think it extremely hard and unjust that a body of men in which they have no representatives should make a merit to itself of giving and granting what is not its own but theirs, and deprive them of a right they esteem of the utmost value and importance, as it is the security of all their other rights.

Franklin made it quite clear that taxing the people based on what they make or create would destroy them and the economy. The idea was much like Redistribution of Wealth, taking what people have worked and earned and giving it to others. He also made clear that the colonies were a giving people and that if asked, they would gladly give.

The Income Tax and the Stamp Act are much the same in the fact that they both tax the people based on what they make or create. The American Colonies fought against the Stamp Act and it was repealed in 1766. The Sixteenth Amendment was ratified and passed by 42 of the 48 states. This was under the beginning of the Progressive movement and their first act against the American people and the history of the founders.

Unlike the Progressives of today, the Progressives of the 1900s actually followed the Amendment process. And thus, the only way for the Sixteenth Amendment to be repealed is by another Amendment to be passed. They have chained us down with this curse and now it is up to us to stop this and many other acts that they have and are committing.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Where are you?

With the results of the Primaries here in Oklahoma, it is quite obvious why we are in the situation we are in now. With only 23% of voters showing up, it is obvious why we are on a road to socialism. People wish to sit and complain about the problems but then don't get up off the couch to cast a vote to stop it.

Our founding fathers assembled an army of farmers and business men. An army that had very little skill compared to the British Army. They knew that if they didn't stand up and do something, their children and grandchildren would never have a good life of freedom and liberty. They knew that if they didn't make the stand, the world would never see freedom and liberty.

"Every American Officer and Soldier must now console himself for any unpleasant circumstances which may have occurred, by a recollection of the uncommon scenes in which he has been called to act, no inglorious part; and the astonishing Events of which he has been a witness--Events which have seldom, if ever before, taken place on the stage of human action, nor can they probably ever happen again. For who has before seen a disciplined Army formed at once from such raw Materials? Who that was not a witness could imagine, that the most violent local prejudices would cease so soon, and that Men who came from the different parts of the Continent, strongly disposed by the habits of education, to despise and quarrel with each other, would instantly become but one patriotic band of Brothers? Or who that was not on the spot can trace the steps by which such a wonderful Revolution has been effected, and such a glorious period put to all our Warlike toils?" - George Washington's Farewell Address to the Army, 1778

As Thomas Paine said in The Crisis:

"THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God."

We must not just remember November but focus on the Primaries. For if we don't focus on the Primaries, we'll be stuck with the lesser of two evils in November. We can not let our men and women in the armed forces fight and die in vain. We must exercise our god given right to vote. But not only to vote but get involved. We can not site and say it's to inconvenient. We must get up and start fighting before it's too late to fight at all. For those who don't, they'll wonder what happened and why someone didn't do something. Well, some did, but you were too blind to see that we needed your help. For if we don't fight together, we fall apart.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Forgotten Crisis

While our economy is collapsing, Congress is ignoring the will of the people, Obama is taking more of our rights way, and the World is going crazy, there is another crisis that is being overlooked. A crisis that is effecting people's businesses, health, and entire livelihood. A crisis that has been going on for 82 days and has been treated like a joke.

The Gulf oil spill at this moment is spewing oil out at 100% while BP attempts to place a new cap on the hole. This new cap is expected to stop 90% to 100% of the oil from spewing out. Many attempts in the past 82 days have been made to stop the clean and clean up the after math. Many good ideas have been shot down by Congress and Obama because they were not environmentally sound. I guess according to them, oil spewing out is.

These past 82 days have shut down entire businesses and tourism at the hight of their fiscal year. Summer is the biggest time of the year for the Gulf and businesses along the Gulf. But many restaurants and tourist attractions are closed due to no one coming. Fishermen and marina's are out of work because the oil is killing the marina life and ruining their way of life.

This whole situation has been treated like one big joke. While the problem is still at hand, Obama and Congress go after BP and take the very money BP needs to fix and clean this crisis. It's like Congress is investigating a house fire while the house is still burning. They've ignored how to fix the problem and gone straight to getting money out of it. Money that the people effected along the Gulf will never see.

The media has ignored the crisis and only talked about how offshore drilling needs to be stopped and how BP needs to pay. They've ignored that people's livelihoods and health is at stake. Experts are now saying that if a hurricane were to hit, it very well could kill the whole east coast because of the oil it would carry. The people and governments of the Gulf states are begging for help and like many issues brought before the Federal Government, they ignore it.

We can not simply ignore a crisis that will at some point effect all of us. If we don't keep an eye on it now and demand that it be fixed immediately, then we will all suffer.

"They came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up."

If we don't speak up now, this crisis will not and can not be contained. We will not just have the Gulf to fix but the entire country. We can not add another crisis to a country that is facing over spending, corruption, progressivism, and Unconstitutional acts. We must stop this now before it really does get out of hand.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our July 4th

This weekend is the Anniversary of the greatest Nation on Earth being created. It is the Anniversary of Freedom, in full force, being brought to the World. No Nation has ever been created like America. No idea like America had ever been thought of until the Founding Fathers came together and took the history and philosophies and came up with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Now we face an enemy that wishes to destroy that very ideal. Many enemies have tried to destroy it over time but this time it is from within. We face the Progressive enemy which wants to take our liberties from us and rule our lives. We are already seeing Congressmen acting like King George and laughing at the idea of actually following the Constitution and defending the American people.

234 years ago, our Founding Fathers came up with an idea so great that they thought it fit to risk their lives for. And they told the King exactly how sincere they were about it by stating the following:

"And for the support of this Declaration, with firm Reliance on the Protection of the divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."

We must do the same today. First, we must pray. Pray for our country, our government, and our candidates. Secondly, we must get involved. We must get involved in the campaigns as well as our government, local and federal. Thirdly, we must donate. Donate to those causes and campaigns you think are best for you and our country. And last, we must not be silent. We must go out there and tell people who we support and why.

This is our revolution. We are fighting the same oppressing power our founders did 234 years ago. But, because of their sacrifice we don't have to use violence. They gave us a system so that we would never have to do that again. They gave us safe guards. We fell asleep and allowed these Tyrannical officials into our government. But this year we will fix much of that. This year we are once again Declaring our Independence from Tyranny.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Arizona vs. Mexico

Today it came out that along with the DOJ's possible lawsuit against the Arizona Immigration Law, now Mexico is filing a lawsuit as well. Mexico is claiming that the law, "it has a legitimate interest in defending its citizens' rights and that Arizona's law would lead to racial profiling, hinder trade and tourism, and strain the countries' work on combating drug trafficking and related violence."

Mexican law requires law enforcement officials "to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country before attending to any issues." And before 2008, some officers would seek bribes to keep people out of jail. Yet they claim the Arizona law will lead to racial profiling. The lawsuit also says that, ""Mexican citizens will be afraid to visit Arizona for work or pleasure out of concern that they will be subject to unlawful police scrutiny and detention."

Arizona's law reads much like the federal law and Mexico's, which is more strict. But just like the day that Mexican President Felipe Calderon had a joint session of OUR Congress, no one in DC stands up for Arizona. Many states are in support of Arizona's new law and are looking to have similar legislation in their states.

Governor Jan Brewer is fighting on not just against the Federal Government but now against a Foreign one. But both fail to see the fleeing of the illegal immigrants after the law was passed. Both fail to look in the dictionary at the word ILLEGAL.

For over 100 years our Federal Government has done illegal acts and now once again they are doing. They have done it for so long that they see nothing wrong with it. But illegal is illegal, no matter how long you've done it. But if you wish to continue, I'm sure we can get you a prize. A nice room with bars, free cable, and 3 meals a day.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Challenge

As the Obama Administration has been saying, the Department of Justice will be suing Arizona over its Illegal Immigration Law. A law which follows the Federal law pretty much word for word. As the Constitution says in Article VI, Provision II:

"The Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof... shall be the supreme law of the land..."

But when the Federal government fails to follow the Constitution and protect the states, it's up to the states to take action. The Federal government does have to defend the states as stated in Article IV, Sec. 4:

"The United States shall guarantee to every state in the union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence."

Arizona has asked the Feds continually for military assistance and the Feds would simply ignore their cry for help. Arizona and many other states along the border are being invaded by illegal immigrants. In fact, the Feds just gave an 80 mile strip of Arizona to Mexico by putting up signs around it saying not to enter because it's dangerous do to the drug war.

Because of Arizona's action, many other states are planning on making legislation very much like Arizona's.

Our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution believing that the We the People would stay awake and keep the Feds in check. But we failed on that part and now we have a Progressive Congress and White House. But we can change much of that with this year's votes. We must protect our states from enemies both foreign and domestic.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Real Crisis

As an oil spill is happening in the gulf, Vice President Biden and Chief of Staff Emanuel were having a beach party and playing with water guns. Meanwhile the economy is going down and Americans are being subject to an oppressive government. We've seen a response to "crisis" much like that of Biden and Emanuel throughout these 2 years.

They said that we were out of the worst of the recession yet the DOW continues to fall along with the employment rate. They say that over 400,000 temporary government jobs is the economy coming back up. They also say that they were on the oil spill the very first day. But, the economy is still bad and the oil spill is still happening as a result of government interference.

Now, BP is to blame for the oil spill, but the reason for it taking so long to clean up can be blamed partly on the government. It took 3 days for the President to approve the "Top Kill" operation after saying they should and have acted quickly. BP has offered many solutions but the Administration and EPA say that they are not environmentally sound and to try something else. I guess according to them that the oil in the ocean is safer than a solution to clean it up.

Through these 2 years, America has been through many stupid reactions, speeches, comments, actions, and so-called logic from Obama and his cronies. And for those 2 years, Americans have clearly shown their objection to the stupidity coming out of DC, but DC pretends to not listen. Well, this year is the year to really make it loud. We are going to make them deaf by our votes.

There are those in DC who do understand America's anger and will to get back to our founding ideals. We have seen them through these 2 years and with our movement we have given them the support of knowing that we do care and we are watching. So the comment we need to give DC this year and simply the following:

"Dear DC,

We are tired of the corruption and stupidity you have given us. We stepped away for a long time while our grandparents sat and wondered what was going on in our country. We allowed you to destroy it and put Progressive ideals into our schools and people. Well, we are back to tell you that we are awake and we have return to take our country back. We want to thank you for watching it in our absence but we've realised we never should have left it you or anyone else in the first place. We are here to tell you the founders were right and that we will be going back to their ideals, not yours. So, please take a hike, and never come back.


Forever, We The People"

Friday, June 11, 2010

Our Revolution

Many people I have seen and spoken to ask when is the time to rise. And the only real answer is, you will know when. But the real-time for us to rise is during the Primaries and in November. If ever there was to be a Revolution like that in the late 1700's, it will be this year. Not with weapons or with violence but with a vote. A vote heard round the world.

I urge you to do what you may have never done before, research. Research the candidates, the current issues, the ideals, and the status quo. Don't take people's word for it, go and see for yourself. I do this with anyone who puts information out. There are times it can be hard but the information is out there and it is up to us to find it.

If we no longer want what DC is putting out, we have to research the candidates and find out who is closest to the founding ideals. We can no longer go blindly to the poll and vote for whose name we know or who looks the best. We have to choose who will not be a politician but who will best represent us. Not someone who will fall to special interest groups. As Ronald Reagan said, "The special interest group we should be listening to is The People."

It will be no easy task to go up against a power that has been 100 years and running. But in this 2 year period, we have given them a run for their money that they have never seen the likes of.

And now not only do they have We The People going against them, but the radicals they have been working with. The Progressives go step by step while the radicals want the full nine yards. Now the radicals are angry because they aren't getting what they were promised. "United we stand, divided we fall". We can not eat our own. We may not agree on everything but we must unite on what we do believe in.

And so, before you go to the election booth this year. Know what's going to be on that ballot. Know the issues and the candidates. And when you do, share that knowledge with your friends and other people. But urge them to go and look for themselves like you did. This year is our revolution. This year we tell DC, "DON'T TREAD ON ME".

Friday, June 4, 2010

Conservatism Today

The following is from Kyle Caparella from The American Youth on every Saturday night at 8 ET to 10 ET on Windows to Liberty.

Much of the mainstream media today will portray conservatives and the concepts of conservatism to be outdated, racist, and “the party of no”. Without discussing the principles, morals, and values of conservatism popular media has painted a picture so far from true standing that has caused many to misunderstand the reasoning and logic behind conservatism. There is no realization of the toils of our founding fathers. They made it their main focus to insure the protection of individual liberties by a limited federal government, and lately it seems that these ideals are being tossed away in hopes for a quick fix to our economic problems. These quick fixes are no newer a concept than sliced bread and never work the way they are intended, but still there is a huge push by mainstream media for these failed ideas. By using influential members of society and pushing the rhetoric of “common good” into our everyday lives the media has mislead many honest Americans into believing that they are really doing what is best for them by doing what is best for the community; neglecting completely the foundation of our country and what makes us unique from the rest of the world. This being our individualism.

Conservatism Today
Kyle Caparella

Conservatism is about believing in the principles and values on which this country was founded. These principles are rooted in our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and not an unlimited government to normalize every aspect of our lives. The concepts of life and liberty are fairly well known, but the pursuit of happiness phrase is widely misunderstood. The government doesn’t guarantee you happiness, but rather guarantees that each of us has the right to pursue whatever happiness we please, as long as we do not to infringe upon the rights of others. Our founding fathers believed so strongly in individualism that they placed the rights of the individual above the rights of the society. Conservatism calls for a return to our Constitution and the way our founding fathers intended for our nation; a small, limited government based around protecting individual liberties. With much of the mainstream media negatively portraying conservatives as careless and out dated it is easy to fall prey to the “hip-ness” of liberalism and forget the foundation of conservatism is vested in the rights of the people, protected by our Constitution.

Our country was founded on a basis of individual freedom and individual responsibility; you can live your life the way you choose, but you also have to take responsibility for your life, your choices, and pay the consequences of these choices. It is not the responsibility of the government to protect you from bad choices, ignorance, or poor judgment. That is for you to decide. It is also not the up to the government to provide you with necessities like shelter, food, medical care, or employment. All of that, again, is your responsibility. By the same token, the government does not have the right to take away what is rightfully yours to provide for others.

Essential to understanding individual freedom is the idea of private property.
The fruits of your labor, your mind, talents, and skills belong only to you. You can choose to share what’s yours with anyone you would like, but that is up to you. It’s not the government’s decision to take what you’ve earned and redistribute it to others. Our founding fathers realized that in order to maintain individual freedom, the powers of the federal government must be restricted. By our Constitution the only valid role of the government is to protect your rights from being infringed upon by others. On a local level that means law enforcement and criminal justice. In a national scope that means a strong military force.

The cornerstone of a free society is the free market system. A lot of people instantly confuse a free market with corporations and big businesses, but that is incorrect. A free market system simply means that every act of the business is entered by free will of the involved parties. No coercive action is to occur; therefore a free market transaction is always win-win because if either party feels they aren’t getting value for the transaction, they can walk away from it. When subsidies, tariffs, and other regulatory constraints are placed on the free market the free will of people to choose how to spend their earnings is ignored with the understanding that government knows what’s best for us.

The Constitution of the United States of America was written and signed September 17, 1787, but was not ratified until 1788, when it replaced the Articles of Confederation, which were found ineffective as they could only suggest action from the states. A sense of potential disaster due to a lack of a strong, but limited, federal government encouraged the formation of the Constitutional Convention, which began debating possibilities on May 25, 1787. After four months of secret discussions and many compromises, they had come up with a proposal for the states.

The vote was close in some states, mainly due to the lack of a bill of rights, but eventually the Constitution was ratified as the new federal government of the United States of America. The call for a bill of rights was loud and clear; there was a demand for a more succinct Constitution, one that the right of the people and restrictions of governmental power were clearly stated. James Madison wrote, on October 17, 1788 that such “fundamental maxims of free Government” would be “a good ground for an appeal to the sense of community” against potential oppression and would “counteract the impulses of interest and passion.” It is said that Madison’s support for the bill of rights was critically important. As one of the new representatives in the First Federal Congress, as established by the Constitution, he worked diligently to sway the House to pass the amendments; in turn smoothing out any opposition to the Constitution as it was. By December 15, 1791, three-fourths of the states had ratified the ten amendments, now familiar to Americans as the “Bill of Rights”.

Our current system is not as it was intended by our Founding Fathers. Over time it has been perverted into an atrocity of federal power, and has created an entitlement mentality due to welfare hand-outs and government bailouts a plenty. Think welfare works? Picture this analogy; a man and a woman decide to put out a bird feeder in their back yard. They were delighted to see all the birds flock to their feeder, but over time more and more birds came around. Soon their back yard was littered with droppings and they had to buy more food to feed more birds. It got to the point where the birds started attacking them when they were bringing the food. Eventually they took the bird feeder down and stopped feeding the birds, and after a while there were no more birds attacking them or littering their yards with droppings. There is nothing wrong with giving a hand-up, but there is a big problem with giving a hand-out. How many times have you heard those on Welfare or other social programs complain, “You owe me”?

Implemented over time by Presidents such as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, social programs have defied our founding principles by making the government responsible for the lives of many individuals; giving food, shelter, employment, and other necessities. For many it becomes a lifestyle. We must remember that our nation is based upon individual liberties, and with that comes great responsibility. We are responsible for our own lives; therefore, while the intentions of social programs may be warm and fuzzy, by our founding documents it is our own responsibility to provide these things for ourselves and our dependents, not the duty of the government. People become dependent on government for their necessities, and in turn lose their freedoms.
Our founding fathers laid forth a foundation that, over many years, has been eroded and withered away by good intentions for the “common good”. But what has failed to be realized by many is that the basis of our whole culture teeters on the rights of the individual. The concept of redistributing wealth goes against your right to private property. Your earnings belong to you and you alone. You are the sole keeper and decider of what you do with your possessions, and the government does not have the right to take that away. A conservative believes in, and lives by, the principles of limited government, personal responsibility, and moral values; the core principles of our Constitution and other founding documents. Much of the media today doesn’t take the time to discuss what conservatism is really about, as they would much rather bash those who are doing everything they can to hold onto what little freedom they have left. It’s no wonder why “hope” and “change” are such inspiring and moving words in today’s day and age. We have strayed so far from our intentional path that we do need some change. But the change we need is change back to the founding principles found in our Constitution and the morals found in the Bible.

Paul Edward Gottfried, Conservatism in America: Making Sense of the American Right,
Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Lee Edwards, The Conservative Revolution: The Movement That Remade America, Simon and
Schuster, 1999. p. 269
Brian J. Glenn and Steven Michael Teles, Conservatism and American Political Development
Jonah Goldberg, "What Is a 'Conservative'?", National Review Online, (11 May 2005)
John Charmley, A History of Conservative Politics Since 1830, (2nd ed. 2008)
W. Cleon Skousen, The 5000 Year Leap, (2006)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

When the World Condemns

In the World today, there is a state and a country that are both under fire by the World and the United States. The state is Arizona and the country is Israel. Arizona is under fire from Mexico, China, and the US for its Illegal Immigration Law. It's been called an act against human and civil rights. Israel is being condemned by everyone even its long-standing ally, the US. It's "crime", boarding a ship that was attempting to break through a barricade after refusing to be searched.

Both have the rights to defend their land. And both have done so without any doubts that they are doing what is right and what everyone else would do under the same situation. But both are being condemned by the Progressives, Communist, Socialist, Fascist, and Global elite of the world.

In the case of Israel, it seems the world has forgotten that the Islamic extremist and much of the Muslim world has said that the Jews should die. The world has forgotten that this was once tried by Nazi Germany. They also forget that every power that has gone against the Jews has fallen. Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union have all fallen as a result of their targeting of the Jews. Now the US is turning it's back on the Jewish Nation and all Jews of the world and as a result, we are in a failing economy and everyday our rights are infringed on.

President Obama does not stand up for Israel but for the terrorist that his Administration say do not exist. He doesn't stand up for the state rights of Arizona but instead says he takes no sides but continues to find a way to bring a legal case against Arizona. My message to Israel is simple. President Obama may say he is speaking on behalf of the American People but he is not. We do not like the way he is treating you and your nation. We do not support Hamas. We stand behind you, the chosen people of God.

We have to get back to our roots. Our Founders used much of the system that the Israelites had come up with. Thomas Jefferson even submitted a Seal for the US that had the ties to the story of Moses and the Anglo Saxons. We can not turn our back on history or the Jewish Nation. If we do, we will fall much like the ancient powers and then we will be the ones condemned.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day

This weekend is Memorial Day. Now before I get off on how our President isn't going to honor this day, I want to a special thanks to all the men and women who risk their lives every day for 300,000,000 strangers every day. Also a special thanks to their families and to the families and service members of those who's loved ones didn't make it home. It is for these people who we fight for freedom and liberty here at home. Now for the history of Memorial Day.

After the Civil War, many communities set aside a day to remember those who had died in the war. On May 5, 1866, and each year after, it got its first real observance in Waterloo, New York. On May 5, 1868, in his capacity as commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, a veterans' organization, General John A. Logan issued a proclamation that "Decoration Day" be observed nationwide. It was observed for the first time on May 30 of the same year; the date was chosen because it was not the anniversary of a battle.

Many of the states of the U.S. South refused to celebrate Decoration Day, due to lingering hostility towards the Union Army and also because there were relatively few veterans of the Union Army who were buried in the South. A notable exception was Columbus, Mississippi, which on April 25, 1866, at its Decoration Day commemorated both the Union and Confederate casualties buried in its cemetery.

The alternative name of "Memorial Day" was first used in 1882. It did not become more common until after World War II, and was not declared the official name by Federal law until 1967. On June 28, 1968, the United States Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, which moved three holidays from their traditional dates to a specified Monday in order to create a convenient three-day weekend. The holidays included Washington's Birthday, now celebrated as Presidents' Day; Veterans Day and Memorial Day. The change moved Memorial Day from its traditional May 30 date to the last Monday in May. The law took effect at the federal level in 1971.

Now every President in the past has gone to Arlington Cemetary on Memorial Day. But now President Obama has decided to take a vacation and a tour of the oil spill on this sacred day. Once again he thumbs his nose at the military and disrespect them, their families, and all in this land that they died for. This is not the act of an American President but the act of a Progressive President who doesn't believe in America but believes in a one world government.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

United States of Mexico?

With the arrival of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, came many slams to the Arizona Immigration Law not only in a press conference but in our own Congress. The Mexican President made an address to a joint session of Congress where he talked about Mexico working on making a crack down on the drug cartels and guns but also about how we should pass a "comprehensive immigration reform", otherwise known as Amnesty.

Never in our history have we allowed a leader, or anyone else, from another country come in our country and go in our Congress and tell them what they should and shouldn't do. What effort has Mexico made to stop these Illegals? Nothing. But then to tell us what to do, to tell our elected officials to ignore the people who elected you and listen to me, that is what Global Government is. No one stepped up to defend Arizona and it's right as a sovereign state to make its own laws that mirror that of the Federal Government.

What's even more shaking is the fact that not a single Representative or Senator walked out of this mockery of an address. They all sat quietly without objection. I can understand politeness and such but when someone who has no say in our affairs, especially in our states, comes in and tells us to do something and that we're just bad people, politeness goes out the door. WALK OUT.

It is acts like this that our government continues to allow and then apologize for us being America. For us being free and actually standing against tyranny. It is time we stand up and say no to these leaders of other nations. It's time we tell them that we no longer apologize and that we will stand up for our country and our states.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Political Statements

In Illinois this week, a basketball team was told that they couldn't go to Arizona for their National Championship because they wanted to keep the kids safe. Over in California, a band was going to go march in the Fiesta Bowl parade and was told that they couldn't go either. Both of these were in response to the Arizona Immigration law. These two states used the youth to make a political statement.

The idea of the Progressives is to penalize those who have success. They'll hand out trophies for coming in last, but if you work hard and make your way to a national stage, you're penalized for doing so. Both of these cases are no different from the boycott of the 1980 summer olympics in Moscow. These athletes worked hard for years to get to a point like these and they were told no because someone wanted to make a political statement.

They couldn't simply say that they didn't support the law. They had to go and hurt the youth and try to make a leap in their political career. I can sympathize with the band students in California because I'm in band. I worked hard for five months through the heat, rain, snow, and wind to get to that national platform. If I had been told I couldn't because someone was trying to make a political statement, I'd have felt mad.

But once again indoctrination is at work. Perhaps unintentionally but they are teaching these kids that hard work gets you no where. That if you succeed you will suffer for it. That it's easier to sit back and let the government handle everything and do as they say. It is time to reeducate the youth on what America really is and what the founder originally intended. It's time to stand up and take hold of our liberty in the future.

Friday, May 7, 2010


This week in Morgan Hill, California, 5 students were sent home from Oak High School for wearing American Flag T-shirts and bandannas on Cinco de Mayo. Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez asked them to remove the bandannas and they complied when he asked them to accompany him to his office. They were told to turn their shirts inside out or be suspended. The boys politely told Rodriguez that doing so would be disrespectful. Rodriguez then proceeded to call their parents to send them home. His reason was he didn't want fights breaking out between Mexican-Americans and the boys because that day was sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's suppose to be their holiday. Even though one of the boys is half-Mexican.

For one, we're all Americans, no matter where you're from. Then, since when in America can we not display our own colors. It's bad enough telling someone else they can't but now we can't even show our own because "it's someone else's holiday"? If you want to show your heritage, show it every day and not on just one day.

We've seen this happen before with the three Navy Seals that were tried for a terrorist getting a bloody lip. We've seen it when our own people are treated as terrorist and then we give the real terrorist tax paid lawyers. And in this case, they are once again attacking the youth and saying that it's wrong to be patriotic. They don't have to go after the one's who currently have the ability to think for themselves and understand. All they have to do is get the future under their hold and then they can rule all.

We have to educate the youth on liberty, freedom, and what the founders created. We have to teach them about the evils of tyranny.When I do the Pledge of Allegiance in school, I watch as many stay seated and don't take the pledge, and then others that just joke around. We have to educate why these things are important. We have to ensure that the future is secure with liberty and not tyranny.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Arizona's Law

EDIT: After speaking with many sources, the following I no longer find to be true. This law is Constitutional in all aspects and is not a racial law. It is only considered racial because of those who say it is. We are all immigrants. We could care less if you are white, black, purple, pink, orange, or red. This law targets those that are ILLEGAL.

In the following, the parts about the Federal Government ignoring Arizona's cry for help as well as the responsibility of the states to step up when the Federal Government doesn't do its job, I still find true.

I've stuck mostly to the ideals of America but with Arizona's new law, I felt that a look on how it's a good thing, but also needs a little editing, would be good. It is estimated that after the bill was signed into law, that 100,000 illegals fled the state. I agree that it's up to Arizona to govern its own state, but they have to stick within the Constitution of the United States.

The argument comes from Section 1 of the 14th Amendment.

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

The argument behind this is what documentation will the person in question be asked to present to verify their citizenship? I mean, I don't think any of us carry our birth certificates around.

I agree that the Federal Government has put a deaf ear to Arizona's pleas for help, which Arizona has the right to under the Constitution. I believe that if the Federal Government doesn't do it's job, then it's up to the States to do it. But, I believe that the law is written just a tad poorly and they have to be just about it and follow the Constitution.

I believe a simple bit of reworking to this law would easily fix this and make it a very constitutional law. The current law was written in desperation and desperation can cause a few errors.

What the 14th Amendment says to this is basically that we can not punish our own citizens to go after the illegals or even our own citizens. I agree that a bill like this is needed in many states, but we have to adhere to the constitution and make sure that we follow it and live up to the same standards that we want the legislators, executives, and judical officers to live up to.

Friday, April 9, 2010

What's Needed

The problems have been pointed out numerous times, as they should be. But it comes time that we find out solutions. I am blessed to live in a state that has solutions popping up in numerous places. We don't need more career politicians. We don't need more people who disregard the Constitution. We don't need politicians. We need people who will represent the people, who will read and understand the Constitution, who will read and understand the bills before they vote, who will do extensive research, and who will listen when the American people speak.

The Constitution is the Supreme Law of this land. It should be held to the highest regard in this country and should never be disregarded. The politicians in DC have done that. I have thought through what should be done with the up coming elections. If we should keep the ones that are somewhat good and just get rid of the bad ones or if we should dump them all out and make it a fair game. My opinion is simple, dump them all out. Let the current politicians fight their way back to office. If they are good, they should have no issues, but if they're bad then they'll be gone.

Obviously I will never tell anyone how they should decide what to do in an election or anything in their lives. I only offer my opinion and in the end, it's up to you. We need people who will listen to We The People. Who will not forget that they were once among us and not to let power and greed go to their head. We need people who will not see their position as a job but as an honor. It is an honor to serve this country in this country in any position as George Washington put it.

We also need to stay awake. We can't elect these people who represent us and then go back to sleep. They may be good people, but we have to keep watch and hold their feet to the fire. We've sent good men to DC and seen them change into people who no longer care for us or the Constitution. We have to continue to do what we are doing right now. We must continue to protest and petition. To call and voice our opinions and continue to show we will be here forever. We have to teach our children to do the same. To question with boldness and to keep their freedom and liberty near and dear. If they let them go, they may never get them back.

We have to point out the wrong things and push for them to be made right. We must hold true to our principles and the Constitution. If we don't, then we're right back to square one with the progressives. We have to teach the founders and the founding documents. We can't allow the teachers and the "experts" to teach us, we must teach ourselves. We must do all of these things and lastly hold true to the ideals and beliefs our founders had. Without those, we would not be America. Without those "DON'T TREAD ON ME" would have never been said.