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July 4, 2011 by  

The Foundation Of Liberty

Last year, we reprinted the Declaration of Independence for Independence Day. It was well-received for a holiday issue, which traditionally sees fewer visitors than normal days. So we decided to reprint the Declaration again.

I was fascinated by some of the comments last year. More people than I anticipated recognized that our government today has taken on many of the characteristics of the British government that the Founders sought to “dissolve the political bands” of 235 years ago.

For instance, a case can be made that President Barack Obama and/or Congress have:

  • “(R)efused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.” Obama’s Justice Department sued Arizona over that State’s immigration law.
  • “(F)orbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.” Obama’s Justice Department threatened Texas to halt passage of a Transportation Security Administration anti-groping law. States that have passed laws to guarantee the sale of firearms and ammunition within their borders and to halt the implementation of the Obamacare healthcare bill have been sued by the Obama Administration.
  • “(O)bstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.” Obama’s Interior Secretary has refused to abide by a Louisiana judge’s ruling ordering the issuance of drilling permits to companies wishing to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • “(E)rected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.” Obama has appointed a growing number of czars (granted, he wasn’t the first to do it), the Department of Homeland Security — in addition to groping, irradiating and peeking beneath Americans’ clothes at airports — is now searching people at train stations, bus stations, shopping malls and sporting events, and vans with special X-ray technology are peering inside our vehicles and homes. The Obamacare bill provides for 10,000 more Internal Revenue Service agents to catch healthcare “cheats.”
  • “(C)ombined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation.” The war in Libya was begun under the authority of the United Nations and without the assent of Congress. Obama insists the bombing in Libya is not a war.
  • “(I)mposing Taxes on us without our Consent.” Obamacare — opposed by a majority of Americans, according to polls — imposes billions of dollars of new taxes on individuals and businesses.
  • “(P)lundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.” The Obama Administration refused to let foreign ships help with the Gulf oil spill cleanup. The combined economic policies of George W. Bush, Obama, Federal Reserve chairmen Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke and Congress have led to high unemployment, hyperinflation and a crash in the housing market. That has left thousands of people displaced, hungry and destitute, and mobs are now pillaging many of America’s cities.
  • “(E)xcited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.” First Bush 43 and now Obama have refused to protect America from an invasion of illegal aliens from across the U.S. border with Mexico. Many of them drive without licenses and insurance and hold jobs using fake Social Security numbers (and contribute to high unemployment among America’s youth and minority populations). And again, mobs of black youths are pillaging and terrorizing American cities.

With these truths in mind, let us now contemplate whether we are approaching the time where it is necessary to consider dissolving the political bands that have connected us, as we read what our wise Founders wrote so long ago.

Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:

Georgia:
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton
North Carolina:
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn 

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton

Massachusetts:
John Hancock 


Maryland:

Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia:
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton

Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
 

Delaware:
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas McKean

New York:
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
 

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
 

Massachusetts:
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery

Connecticut:
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott

New Hampshire:
Matthew Thornton

(Source: archives.gov)

To learn more about the brave men who signed the Declaration and what became of them afterwards, download your free copy of They Signed For Us.

Happy Fourth,

Bob

 

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Cawmun Cents

    Mr Livingston,I commend and thank you for the means to communicate my somewhat sordid ideas and commentary on your blog.I have been idealistic since my youth.I was never a go along,to get along type.When Ben Franklin told that woman that a republic was hard to keep(paraphrasing),he wasnt joking.But what seems to be the case here is that we(America)have come full circle.We have stayed the course for so long that we forgot the process which led to our grace.It is sad that the level of care has deteriorated to practical nothingness.The level of education has fallen sharply so that we see ourselves returning to the basics which we needed to keep all along.Some who travel to Europe and see what they think is utopian,risk being fooled by the same arrogance which brought pilgrims here,though they knew not their fate,lo these past 500 years ago.It is the spirit of being different,and not the spirit of sameness which let us conquer this land and plentify it.It is our mongrel nature which makes us strong.Purity,or at least the European idea of it has gone extinct in the 20th century.But not from our academia,who fritter over these false pretexts,which kept us in bondage to that ideal.But from the actions of those who historically pushed that idealism to its limits,during the two great wars.It is trying to be brought forth again by people who cannot separate themselves from 7th century religious connotations.How can we sit idly by,letting 20th century socio-fascism,and 7th century fanaticism,become one with the world?The answer is,our comfort zone.Our government has moved to tyranny because we have gotten so comfortable in our standard of living as to patently allow it to happen.The same goes for the aforementioned conditions which now exist in the world simultaneously.In the Europe of the 15th century,much the same was happening,only through catholicism and aristocracy.Instead of the threat of mutually assured destruction,we now have the catch-22 delusion.That which so sharply divides us.We accept the need to be thought of as petulant,by those which have ever held that characteristic in high regard,namely Europe.They are letting themselves be swindled through comfortable living at a far greater rate than we are.They seem to do it every half century or so.This provides the aristocracy here(the academic elite like to think of themselves that way)with fuel to give to the weak minded among us,building a desire to return to Euro-societal appeasement.The plot is thickened to keep everyone guessing.They are watching this thread to see if they can smoke out the opposition.I am directly opposed to whatever their goals are,because I enjoy my inherited freedom.That is why I again thank you Mr. Livingston for providing that which they need to find us.Cheers to the Livingston soapbox!And to those who oppose tyranny!-CC.

    • Kate8

      That is quite a statement, C C!

      Very well said, indeed!

      Sadly, it appears that much trial and tribulation lie ahead. Nations who try to resist the NWO get starved into submission.

      They inflated housing prices, gave loans to those who couldn’t possibly repay them, and then pulled out the rug. Now they acquire more and more of US land, by default or by EO.

      They control all the money.

      They have drivin out or collapsed small business, and now control the dispensing of all food and goods.

      They control education, our healthcare, information, and everything else that we need to sustain our society.

      Our own elected officials have sold us out and turned us over without our consent (or did we consent via our silence).

      Can we halt this road to serfdom?

      • Old Henry

        Kate8:

        Ben Franklin said something to the effect that “The tree of liberty must occasionally be refreshed with the blood of both tyrannts and patriots”.

        As I told my supposed TEA Party representative over his vote to renew the facsist Patriot Act: “The American people are armed to the teeth, and it ain’t gonna be pretty”.

        I have not yet heard back from him….

        • Texas Patriot

          Old Henry,
          The ‘mongrel’ element in America are, indeed, ‘armed to the teeth’. I am certain they are millions in number and more preparations for the struggle are being made than any would suspect. They will not roll over and accept tyranny, but instead will declare as our founders did that ‘with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.’

          • April

            Ready, Willing, and Able to Fight for GOD and Country and Freedom and for My Fellow Patriots. And I pray and claim Psalm 144, and Psalm 91 before and in the midst of the process.

          • JeffH

            Hear Hear!

          • http://naver samurai

            “I have one great political idea…The best expression of it I have found in the Bible. It is in substance, Righteousness exalteth a nation; sin is a reproach to any people.”

            Frederick Douglass October 14, 1852

            Count me in, fellow patriots! I’ll take up a post. No lib traitor and coward won’t get by my defensive position. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • Collapse

            Our congress has not followed the constitution for decades, and nothing has been done about it.

            Bob, right now that Dems want to raise the debt ceiling for the elites, and the mainstream media is supporting them by using all kinds of scare tactics to make sure it happens.

            It’s currently in the news that Obama and his adm. threatened the Republican party that if the US does not borrow more money and raise the debt ceiling, he will be forced to penalize social security, and our seniors.

            Democrats are in charge, but they want the Republican to come up with the answers, or the Democrats’ solution WILL BE TO RAISE DEBT AND TAXES.

            Why doesn’t he cut other programs instead threatening our seniors, because they did not vote for the Democrat party??????????????????

            Eric Cantor always supports increasing the debt ceiling, and he should be a Democrat because he acts like one.

            The elites wants Greek and other countries’ natural resources to secure their loans. The Fed will demand our resources in exchange for repayment of our debt to them.

            Bob, would you please look into it; it seems the GOP and the majority of American people are not fully aware of the elite’s tricks and what’s going on.

        • http://foundersrevolution.blogspot.com patriot1776

          That was Thomas Jefferson who said the words in reference to Shays rebellion:

          “God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
          The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
          wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
          they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
          it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. …
          And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not
          warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
          resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
          to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
          in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
          time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
          It is its natural manure.”

          This was written in omage to Shay’s rebellion in Massachusetts. What our history class forgot to teach us about Shays rebellion was that this incident PROVED that a State could handle it’s own insurections and they did NOT need to give the power to supress rebellion to the Federal monster. Also, that government can be held in check by an armed civilian population.

      • Jana

        Cawmun Cents and Kate8,
        Both of your comments are excellent reading.
        Knowledge is a powerful thing. Through articles from PLD, and comments from fine Patriotic Citizens like you two, we are armed with Truth and knowledge
        We will stand. When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor the Japenese man that was in charge of doing the bombing (???) said he was afraid that they were awakening a sleeping giant. We are still that sleeping giant, but we are waking up.
        More and more of us are realizing we are NOT ALONE. There are a lot of us out here that feel the same way, and knowing that gives us great hope.
        One thing for sure, as for me and my family, we will not go down easily.

        • Kate8

          Jana – I don’t know if you ever watch a telecast called “End of the Age”, but they bring focus to real-time politics and events in corelation to Biblical prophecy.

          They report on all of the programs that the American people have fought against, which Congress has gone ahead and passed, hidden in bigger bills.

          The Real ID Act was attached to the military spending and tsunami relief legislation, which no one dared oppose. Remember how the Republicans were voting against it for awhile, and were villified for voting against money for our troops? Well, there you have it.

          So now, Real ID is incorporated into our driver’s licenses, under the UN. Do a search on AAMVA, which controls the licensing. So, in spite of the fact that half of our states refused Real ID, it is now implemented in all of them.

          It is only a short jump to controlling our ability to function without it.

          Also, as planned, many countries are declaring “multiculturalism” to be a failure. Naturally. But the “solution” is a “world religion”, all-inclusive, and is being pushed now. Most Christian churches are already on board, beginning with the Vatican (remember the harlot and her daughters). Bibles are being revised to be politically correct.

          Islamic leaders are meeting with them, as well. And Eastern religions have been infiltrating western culture for a long time.

          Things are really moving fast now.

          • Kate8

            Oh, and it is already being planned that, in order to be a “part of society” (that is, be able to function) you must embrace this world religion. It is the politically correct thing to do, as it is inclusive of everyone, and there will be no more religious division, no more religious wars.

          • jibbs

            How about the religion, Colt & Winchester.

          • April

            It is being brought about utilizing the Four Hidden Dynasties: Government, Economy, Education, and Religion. You can recognize it in Biblical prophesy and thoughtout History as to who controled Jeruselm (after GOD lead and handed this land to the Israelites and David sat on the throne) and then each Dynasty gained in strength. Throughout time and prophesy Gold is symbolic of Government and gained in strength when Babylon controlled Jeruselem. Then Medo-Persia took over and Siver became sybolic of Economic prosperity. When Greece became empowered Brass sybolized Education and the thirst for knowlege increased and keeps growing. Then Rome took over and the Iron rod of Religion completed the foundation needed for the sons of the viper to eventually control the world. Then in 1948 Israel planted a fig tree in honour of being named a Nation unto themself. We are in that generation of the fig tree and Mark 13 tells us what things will be happening in the world and that this generation will not pass till these things be fulfilled.

    • April

      I oppose tyranny too CC. As John Adams said, “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God”.

      • LindyMaeUSA

        “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold, is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” ~Thomas Jefferson

    • Will Hartig

      I also wanted to add , today’s text books make the issues seem only like a tax issue, wrong , were many issues one was we had free trade with other countries with well made American items, that the CROWN controlled could not match in price or quality, also the king of England stopped this free trade,to protect the CROWN trade, sank our ships, enslaved our crews, came ashore took Americans to be Slaves on English ships,America also had it’s own paper monies backed in silver and gold , regulated and controlled by Americans,Next the king said all trade must only be with England, , next the king said all taxes must be paid in only Gold and Silver till America reached the point that all coin now was in England, the land went into DEPRESSION .. Next the King sent large a ARMY to control all, no self rule, and last sent the Army to stop free speech, free press , and collect all ARMS. the REST is the WAR that followed. the worlds largest ARMY to fight farmers and store clerks… We became the light to the world that God wanted man to be FREE, as he give freedom, NOT THE Right of KINGS to say he along is GOD……….

  • JC

    Thank you for the reminder. We are once again approaching a time when we must take the reins of freedom in hand and eradicate the despotism that has infested this land.
    We must not let the Globalists turn us into just another province of the New World Order. And if they won’t back down peacefully, then they will have to be convinced by other means.

  • Fred

    I commend you on the comparison or view that we have done to ourselves those very things which impelled us to strike out for independence so long ago. I actually taught PRECISELY the same things in my high school history classrooms in the 1970′s and ’80′s. I really did it up for the 1976 Bicentennial.

    In any case, the larger picture is that it is here again, this tyranny, and it is being imposed, unfortunately upon a people with far less intelligence, drive, and (despite my best efforts) erudition. We’re a “Nation of Sheep” indeed. Hard not to believe that this whole, spectacularly-successful dumbing-down campaign hasn’t gotten us to where we are today. Read Edith Hamilton’s rousing chapter called “East and West” in her indespensible book “The Greek Way”. You will see we have become Asia—we have become the willing slaves to the new “priests”….She said “The igbnorance of the people is the power of the priests”….Alarming. Time to elevate the requirements and proofs for voting. Perhaps property-ownership and military service within the family.

    Good luck, we all need it!

    • abod

      Fred, I was captured by the statement reflecting the imposition of tyranny on the weak. As an instructor of remedial education in a community college, I have observed the fruits of the strategies to enslave people through system of education. Knowlegde and intelligence have been replaced with strong desire to achieve economic freedom without learning anything about freedom itself. The only hope we have is to develop an effective college of education that will educate teachers to teach the right way i.e those interested in knowledge and intelligence that is available to us from our creator.

      • Jana

        abod,
        What we truly need is for grandparents to start inter acting with their grandchildren and children, so the knowledge will get passed on down.

        They are just trying to wait our Senior Citizens out because they know what true freedom is. They also know how to keep that freedom and what to do about it.

        Families need to start being families again.
        Right now too many of our youth don’t listen to their parents and especially their grandparents, however we can change that. It is a thing called love, and showing it. Grandparents need to quit fussing about the youth of today, and communicate with their grandchildren. Love them, cherish them, get to know them, let them know you and your love!

        Parents too often are afraid of their children. Afraid of making them mad and they will leave. Right now many of our children NEED to come back home for finanacial reasons. So we do have a second chance.

        We started having family discussions and Bible studies every night. The plan is read a scripture or a passage then discuss it and talk about our day, just 15 minutes at night. Most of the time its an hour and even the kids think of it as the best part of our day.

        God Bless You and HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY.

        • abod

          Jana,
          I quite agree with the family taking the responsibility to do everything necessary to educate their children. It is a blessing to have such a plan to teach children the way of God. The reality I face with is the family that has no knowledge of the word nor the ways of God. The family is likely going to depend on the school system to impact knowledge on their children, believing that the school system will take good care of them. The system is more concerned about empowering the students to claim rights instead of learning about being intelligent in making good decision. Our children have the opportunity to change this but it will depend on more of us speaking out and demanding the teaching of the right intelligence in every school. I agree with you whole heartedly about spending time with our children talking about the wisdom of God rather than the knowledge of man. Be blessed.

    • Old Henry

      Fred:

      Waaaay back in high screwal in the mid-sixties I had a very conservative teacher for my government class my sophmore year and then a liberal one for history my junior year. The contrast was, ah,something else. I never said much in the history class. I just sat there and mentally shook my head and got through it.

      I am glad you taught the way you did – and surprised you got away with it.

      • LindyMaeUSA

        Old Henry, I believe Winston Churchill said:

        “If you’re a Liberal by age 20, you have no heart. If you’re not a Conservative by age 40, you have no brain.” Sound advice.

        • Cawmun Cents

          Sounds to me as if Winny was a fan of the Wizard of Oz.The Tin Man had no Heart,so he was a conservative.The Scarecrow had no brain so he was a liberal.Do we as Independents lack courage like the Cowardly Lion?Or do we re-write the script and make a new ending for our film?The Lion ate the Wicked Witch of the Left,and the Wizard of Oz,and the inabitants of Oz were happy ever after.-CC.

  • Fred

    Sorry about the typo! :-)

  • Michael J.

    Independence Reaffirmation Day, July 4, 2011

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with a tainted government, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR ABOLISH IT, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these United States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present executive administrator whose eligibility and therefore legitimacy is in doubt, and evincing history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    (Suppression of natural resources development) He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    (Arizona immigration law) He hath forstalled his Governors passage of laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained.

    (Congressional obsolescence) He has dissolved Representative Houses inclusion into matters of state repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

    (Sotomayer, Kagan) He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, in exchange for life time tenure.

    (Census, Acorn, TSA, DHS, Union thugs) He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

    (Invasion of Libya) He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

    (Bilderberg) He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation.

    (UN troops) He and others, for quartering large bodies of foreign controlled armed troops among us:

    (Black Panthers) For protecting them, kept safe from prosecution, and from punishment for any crimes which they should commit on the inhabitants of these United States:

    (Obamacare, Cap-n-Trade) For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.

    (DHS/domestic terrorism) For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury.

    (New World Order) For abolishing the free System of Laws , establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries to encompass the entire globe so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these United States.

    (Socialism) For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and fundamentally changing the Forms of our Government.

    (Czars) For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring the unelected to be invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    (Final Solution) He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    We, therefore, who are by birth right the Representatives of the United States of America, Assembled in both mind and spirit, appealing to the righteous minions of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these United States, solemnly publish and declare, That these United States are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States once more, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the present tyranny that besieges us, and that all political connection between us and the current regime, is and ought to be totally dissolved, and that as Free people self ruling over Independent States command through god given rights the complete abdication of the present socialist fornicators by their will or ours. We the people furthermore hereby declare the authority and full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

    • Vagabond

      you want to be careful Michael J. you are talking about KING OBUMMER. he will be sending the sherrif after you,

      • Michael J.

        Vagabond,
        I’d rather die fighting like a lion, than being sheered like a sheep. How about you?
        If George Washington’s sand was as yours, we’d be still speaking British.

        • Kate8

          Michael J. – Another great post.

          The only thing is, as far as suspending our Legislature…I think they rendered themselves irrelevant some time ago. In fact, they are responsible for allowing the usurpation of the executive branch and are quite complicit.

          I doubt it could have been done without them.

        • April

          AMEN Michael J! Spoken like a tru PATRIOT!!

          • April

            “TRUE PATRIOT” that is.

        • LindyMaeUSA

          Michael J: For several years now, I have “visualized” myself and other true Patriots of our beloved Country, being hauled off to FEMA camps for extermination because of our “protests” against this evil government; when that happens, I will still be screaming: “FREEDOM!” until the human filth in foreign uniforms slit my throat!

          • Michael J.

            LindyMaeUSA,
            When and if that day comes, I and others like me will be there to greet you, and together we will defiantly sing:

            O beautiful for spacious skies,
            For amber waves of grain,
            For purple mountain majesties
            Above the fruited plain!
            America! America!
            God shed His grace on thee,
            And crown thy good with brotherhood
            From sea to shining sea!
            O beautiful for pilgrim feet
            Whose stern impassion’d stress
            A thoroughfare for freedom beat
            Across the wilderness.
            America! America!
            God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
            Confirm thy soul in self-control,
            Thy liberty in law.
            O beautiful for heroes prov’d
            In liberating strife,
            Who more than self their country lov’d,
            And mercy more than life.
            America! America!
            May God thy gold refine
            Till all success be nobleness,
            And ev’ry gain divine.
            O beautiful for patriot dream
            That sees beyond the years
            Thine alabaster cities gleam
            Undimmed by human tears.
            America! America!
            God shed His grace on thee,
            And crown thy good with brotherhood
            From sea to shining sea.

      • jibbs

        Vagabond, why do you fear that POS?

    • Scoot

      All this in only two years. And what have you been doing for the last two years except whining.

      • Mary Kay Andrews

        Woodrow Wilson’s term in office was the starting point of our slide down the slippery slope. President Obama is just the oh so very loud and visible result of people not paying attention to what our government has been doing to us. “The Great Society” caused the meltdown of the black family. Entitlements and unemployment compensation above and beyond the temporary hand up it was supposed to be has caused 47 million people to be on food stamps and an actual figure of 15 percent unemployment. We are heading for another Great Depression.
        I am sure that you all will agree with me that even though we have been working hard to elect representatives from the local level on up to the national level, electing people to office who have conservative values hasn’t really helped very much. I am saddened and convinced that there will be another civil war taking place in the very near future.

        • meteorlady

          Actually the slide started with Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In 1933 he seized all privately held gold and created huge massive government programs. Thus the federal government grew from federal spending being 3% of GDP in 1930 to tripling spending to more than 10% of GDP. When he died federal spending was at 44%, an all time high.

          At a point the government scaled back on FDR’s programs. Then came LBJ and his Great Society and Model Cities programs, along with an expensive war and this was a recipe for massive debt and it increased the role of government in our lives.

          In 1971, because of the size of our debts, Richard Nixon was forced to abandon gold, which severed the tie between our economy and our money. Without this link the government was able to print money at will. Since then the government has created unlimited credit to control the economy. This helps the banks the most.

          Then came Clinton who repealed Glass-Steagall and signed Fair Housing. This was the final nail in the housing market and it collapsed.

          Now we have not only government dependent people, we have government dependent businesses. I’m sick of paying for all this waste and corruption.

          • Kate8

            Actually, this battle has been ongoing since before George Washington took office.

            Somewhere along the way we stopped fighting back.

            Americans allowed themselves to shift priorities, to become preoccupied with fun and entertainment, and the acquisition of material wealth. Government promised to have our backs, so we needn’t concern ourselves with politics anymore.

            We failed to notice the termites eating away at our foundations, and now the house is utterly undermined and crumbling into collapse.

            Time to call the Orkin man.

          • Jana

            Kate8,
            The Orkin Man aka: True Patriots. We’re coming.

      • http://naver samurai

        Actually, we patriots have been fighting on every front. Getting people to vote and registered to vote, informing people about the truth behind this pretender in office and who controls him, by the formation of the TEA PARTY, by electing new individuals and kicking many progressives and rinos out of office, by wanting to get back to the ways we were founded (Christian founding), I personally teach my students about how we were founded and debunk the nonsense they were told by other so called “history teachers.” If this isn’t enough, then all I can say is “Keep some powder dry.” FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • Jana

          Hoo Yaa

          • http://naver samurai

            Thanks Jana! Keep up the good fight, fellow patriot! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • Texas Patriot

      Michael J,
      Great work! I agree with every word. Would be honored to sign representing the Great State of Texas, as we know a little bit about fighting tyranny for the cause of freedom and liberty!

      • April

        This little Texas Grandma is right there with ya!!! Locked and loaded :D

  • Bob

    Jefferson once wrote that the tree of liberty had to be refreshed from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots. This blood is, as he wrote, “its natural manure”. If this is the case, I am afraid that the tree of liberty is going to die because we have grown to fat and complacent to risk our lives for freedom. The only ones willing to take to the streets today are those who wish to emslave us with socialism, soil us with sexual perversion, or bleed us to death with union and welfare parasitism. They are not patriots, they are parasites. I pray that someday we see patriots rise once again and that tyrants fall.

    • Michael J.

      Bob,
      Do not despair, the American Regenesis is forthcoming. The first rays of hope have crossed the horizon.

      Check out Col. Mike McCalister:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuLlp-UjT8A

      • DaveH

        Attempting to be the World’s Policemen is largely responsible for our impending collapse. It has been the same course for every great empire in history.
        Imagine the arrogance of us thinking that we can tame the world. Let’s make no mistake here. The reality is that the Military State with their Crony Capitalists are leading us around by the nose, turning us into serfs with their grand goals of empire, every bit as much as the Welfare State with their Crony Capitalists are leading us around by the nose and turning us into serfs.
        The leaders are making fools out of the rest of us.
        To learn the reality of politics, pick up a copy of this book “The Big Ripoff, How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money” by Timothy P. Carney. It describes how Both major parties are working hand-in-hand with Big Business to take advantage of the consumers and their smaller competitors.
        We need to butt out of other countries’ politics. Jefferson knew the follies of involvement in other countries’ politics. We need to relearn that wisdom.
        We need to get back to the Free Markets which Big Businesses don’t want. They much prefer getting in bed with their favorite Politicians and avoiding competition.
        Wake up people, we don’t have much time left (if any).

        • Michael J.

          DaveH,
          As humans, salt is a necessary part of our diet, yet consuming to much salt is detrimental to our health. As another example,even Labor Unions had a positive effect on the quality of life in this country initialy, but have now become a pariah. These are but two examples where maintaining porportions is crucial to the health of human beings as well as the welfare of our nation.

          The maintaining and projection of military might are no different. Without question the powers of the miltary industrial complex need to be curtailed, but not eliminated. it is our destiny to be the protectors of freedom and democracy VIA peace through strength. Our founders presented us with a republic, question is, can we keep it?

          • DaveH

            By campaigning all over the world, the Militarists are endangering our freedom, not insuring it. Our danger is not from outside the country unless we piss off too many people. And our military is busily doing just that.
            Defending our own country against attack is a different issue and only a few people would object to it.
            You will realize that when the Blue Helmets are patrolling our streets (just a matter of time). People resent foreign soldiers on their soil. Always have, always will.

          • Dan az

            Michael
            It dosen’t look like we did a very good job of it to let it go this far.Just in a short time he has done to us what took years for others to have obtained by stealth.Even if you could remove the head of the snake it just seems to be more of a worm that has two heads and regrows the missing one time after time.Civil disobedience is what their plan is and what they have prepared for,It would would take a much larger turn of events as to compromise their defense.I don’t see it buy judicial means,far be it the lesser of two evils but by the determination and sacrifice that made this country the greatest experiment known to mankind.
            Its time that we take our stand for liberty and gather like men rather than like sheep.

          • Kate8

            The problem arose when we sold out our sovereign national interest and allowed our military to be used as a tool of global control by foreign elites.

            America never wanted that. As you know, it was accomplished by assaults on our nation in order to pull us into world wars. Being attacked has a way of rallying public opinion.

            We have not been fighting for our freedoms at home. We’ve sent our children off to die in contrived, useless wars while we’ve been invaded by the very “enemies” we’ve been fighting.

            What we never saw was the man behind the curtain.

          • Jana

            Kate8,
            Not only have we been invaded by the very enemy we are fighting, our deceptive leaders have invited them here.

          • Kate8

            Jana – Exactly.

            This is so that, when the (radioactive?) dust settles and the blood is washed away, we’ll all be able to hold hands, sing Kumbaya, and be one big, happy culture who all sing the same song.

          • DaveH

            Since I believe that the Government should be bound by the same moral codes as the citizens are, I think military action against a country of people that hasn’t attacked us is immoral and should not be allowed in a moral society.
            But at the very least, if a group of people want to support Libya, for example, they should do so with their own money or lives, not the money or lives of unwilling donors (taxpayers). And it should be made known that they represent themselves, not the United States.

          • Jana

            DaveH,
            I certainly agree with you on this.

          • Dan az

            I hope everyone here has a good 4th we could all use it!

          • http://foundersrevolution.blogspot.com patriot1776

            It is absolutely NOT our destiny to be “the protectors of freedom and democracy”. It is our job to protect OUR OWN liberty and the REPUBLIC. No one else’s, and certainly NOT democracy. Democracy is nothing more than the tyranny of the majority. I support a strong DEFENSE. NOT a strong standing army who squanders my money to “police the world and spread democracy”!
            For liberty and the REPUBLIC

  • Ogden

    since the post war period the united States had the mandate to police the world. To retain hegemony status and relieve the Europeans of war like intentions we pretty much gained control. of course, there was the USSR to worry about and maybe China. Perhaps we are now overextended and in a moderate retreat. The current spate of war activity cost 4 trillion. most of that went unpaid for and shows up in the debt. We did not particularly benefit from the cheap Iraqi oil fields when before the takeout of Saddam cost $1.00 to produce. With our costs more like forty now but who paid for it? We did, not them. Who benefitted most by our incursion? The British and French oil companies. BP! the wrecker of the gulf and the owner of Prudhoe Bay. i’d say our national interests are at bay to somebody other than ourselves. george bush treated Tony blair like a cousin. NOT for me! We dumped those imperialists for a reason but for some reason we remain beholden to them. I guess it’s the English speakers versus the rest of the world. Watch what happens in Libya in the next few weeks.

  • Dick

    The reason that tyranny has once again slithered into our government, is because citizens of the several States have allowed the central government to usurp States’ Rights as clearly made in the Constitution.
    States must take back from the central government that which was never the provence or authority of the central government.
    This means abolishing, ignoring, nullifying, resisting almost everything the federal government now does.
    Will it happen? I think not! Now that cities, counties, states rely on federal handouts (of money stolen from, or willingly given up by the states)for their very existence, they are slaves, and sadly,most are willing slaves.

    • DaveH

      Just getting back the States’ Sovereignty will not be enough. As anybody can see, most of the States have also expanded their Governments way beyond the size necessary for an orderly society.
      We need to reacquaint ourselves with the ideals of Freedom such as Jefferson taught. There is a political party with those same ideals — The Libertarian Party.
      http://libertarianparty.org/platform

      • Dan az

        Dave i would add to that this site!
        http://oathkeepers.org/oath/

        • Dan az

          I believe that we are seeing the direct results of a phenomemon called “Normalcy Bias”. It’s what caused the Jews to suffer the extermination they did under Hitler. Here’s the definition. “The normalcy bias refers to a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of the government to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.” This is what we are up against right now and because of this we will be considered the “Lunatic Fringe” for sending a warning.
          This was a post by mark gardner.

          • Kate8

            Dan az – You are so right. In fact, those seeking to to conquer count on the normalcy bias to work in their favor.

            Also, when people get to the point where they are struggling just to live day to day, even if they sense the looming threat ahead they often don’t have the resources to prepare in any meaningful way.
            This gives way to desperation and a sense of futility…more tools in the psy-ops back of tricks.

            In foreign wars, this sense of futility toward resisting is a big part of the strategy. Why would anyone think it wouldn’t be used on us here at home, as well.

            Whether or not they are strong enough to overwhelm doesn’t matter if everyone believes that they are.

          • Dan az

            Exactly kate!

  • http://? jacob

    As the good LORD is my witness, what the people opining above state IS THE GOSPEL and I dare anybody to disclaim any or anything in their statements…

  • Bob

    Recently some counties in Southern California began talking about seceding from that scumocrat controlled cesspool. I think it is time that conservatives considered founding another USA – one that is true to the principle of the founding fathers. In doing this we could free ourselves of the parasites who have come to control the Amerikan government. It would not be a permanent separation because we could take back the rest of the USA once the parasites of the unions, the welfare scum, and the lieberal politicians starved to death because of a lack of productive people on which they could feed.

    • Kate8

      Bob – That would be a good idea, except you fail to take into account that that they really don’t need us anymore.

      America is just another pawn in the global coporatocracy, and since this is a planned collapse, they set up places like China and India as their food trough. It doesn’t matter, anyway, because there is no real money anymore. It’s all imaginary…numbers on a screen.

      Money is no longer the object of their lust. It’s power and control.

    • MarkRB

      I live in one of those counties in CA and I would support it completely! The couple of areas of liberalism(San Francisco and LA) dictate to the rest of the state their will. Time to form Southeast California!

  • http://www.poorgrandchildren.com Poorgrandchildren

    “How is that taxation (and regulation) WITH representation going for you? Miss me yet?”–King George III

  • Charles

    From the very beginning G_d creted men and women to be free. Little by little, and especially the last few years, freedom in the US seems to be taken from us. Just met a man walking from Fort Erie, ON to Buffalo, NY (his total distance I do not know) carrying a large Amerian flag. We chatted a bit, and again I ask myself, is our White House and some members of congress really aware (or really care) how heart broken and hurt many in America are over the direction they are trying to take us. Be it foreign or domestic, G_d will set a limit as to how many freedoms and taxes those in power will take from the people. Sadly, after they have done their hurt, they will lose. While I still have this freedom I want to say and sing, G_d Bless America!!!

    • An American Patriot

      You write well and you sound like a true patriot. However, may I ask why you are so afraid to spell out the word (GOD).
      Are you afraid to offend someone who hates God and you don’t want them to yell at you?
      Just because you leave an underscore where the letter “o” should be, we all still know the word you’re trying to disguise is still. . .GOD.
      God , I believe, would want you to use his name boldly, especially to the jerks who think God is just a crutch for the weak. I believe God exists, He will not endure the evil corruption on this soiled earth much longer. It might not be long before all of us will have to account to Him, for our wasted opportunities to proudly proclaim and invoke the holy name of God and fight the good fight against evil and tyranny! I hope next time you will proudly spell out the entire name of our loving Father, GOD! Remember, if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.

      • DaveH

        Yes, I agree. We should not be afraid to speak freely. And I’m Atheist, but I respect peoples’ right to believe and talk about what they believe. That’s what Freedom is all about.
        Speaking of that, I had a strange occurrence yesterday. I had pulled the power plug to my TV and Cable Box due to a lightening storm. Later when I plugged it back in, the satellite box acquired the signal and locked in on the BYU station. I had never watched that channel before, so why it locked in there is beyond me. But the movie that was on was about Joseph Smith’s efforts to translate the Book of Mormon and the founding of the LDS. It depicted the near hysterical reactions of those who believed otherwise, many of whom believed him to be evil simply because he believed something that offended their sensibilities.
        The moral of this story is that those of us who love Freedom need to put our religious differences aside and band together to get that Freedom back.

        • karolyn

          Amen, Dave!

        • Paul S

          DaveH

          I am a Christian Realist myself, and I respect your right to claim to be an athiest. I would point out however that there is no such thing as an athiest, even satan believes in God, and you have to believe that God exists in order to claim “There is no God”! Have a wonderful day and God bless.

          Paul S

          • DaveH

            No, Paul, I am an Atheist. I believe there is no God. No supernatural being who is everywhere and all-powerful. I do believe there is a possibility that we were deposited on this earth by an advanced civilization of space travelers. But, I don’t think that is a necessary condition.
            There will always be the question of how could we have gotten here without help? But that begs the question of how could God have gotten here without help? Or how could those space travelers have gotten here without help? Some things are just beyond our comprehension as is the infinity of the Universe.

          • Kate8

            We may have been seeded here by space travelers, but that still doesn’t solve the issue of original life. Somewhere, someone had to be first.

            There is ample evidence of civilizations going back for thousands, if not millions (billions?) of years. Excavations in one area have turned up 9 layers of buried ruins. There are aerial photos of cities buried under the ocean.

            No matter how long life has been on Earth, no matter how we got here, no matter how far back you go in the Universe, the Multiverse…it had to start somewhere.

            Didn’t it? Always was just doesn’t compute with the human mind.

          • http://naver samurai

            Soory Dave H, but their is most certainly a God. He is all knowing, loving, and forgiving, but can be brought to anger. To publically state “there is no God” cannot be proven. Science cannot prove he doesn’t exist, as science only deals with the physical world and not the spiritual world. I respect your beliefs, but you shouldn’t be telling people things that cannot be proven. Have a good holiday. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • DaveH

            You missed the point of my original comment, Samurai. I don’t tell you what to say. You don’t tell me what to say. Alright?

    • jibbs

      Charles,
      you sir, are a coward for not spelling God.

      • Kate8

        Come on, you guys, lighten up about the spelling of God.

        The Jews believed that the name of God was too sacred and awesome to be spoken, and the spelling of G_d was actually a sign of supreme reverence.

        • MarkRB

          Not to be nit-picky, but I believe the Jews thought the name of God to be Yahweh(Jehovah), and it did become later on “taboo” to speak his name. King James version did the same thing…look how many times God is capitalized GOD-if you compare it to the original Hebrew and Greek, you’ll see it was originally Yahweh(Jehovah).

          • Kate8

            Of course Yahweh is the Name of God, but it had to do with ANY reference to Him.

          • Kate8

            That is why they used references like Elohim and Adonai. They did not speak His Name, but used descriptive names, instead.

          • moonbeam

            God’s name becoming taboo is the work of sinful man. I don’t follow man. I follow God and joyously sing and shout His praises to the heavens above. I am not, nor will I ever be afraid or ashamed to mention His name. GOD is my rock, my fortress in whom I will trust from everlasting to everlasting.

          • Kate8

            moonbeam – It’s not that His Name is taboo at all. It’s that it is so High, so sacred and Holy beyond comprehension…that mortal man dare not utter His Holy Name. By merely passing the lips of man it is profaned.

            The same goes for the word God, or G-d. In this Jewish tradition, it is the highest form of reverence and awe, acknowledging His Supreme Being.

      • Jana

        jibbs,
        As was pointed out to me by someone when I asked why they did the same thing I was told, some people believe it would offend GOD to write out HIS name.

        I agree, GOD whose name is I AM THAT I AM, YHVH, knows HIS name and does not want us to be ashamed of HIS name.

        However, I don’t think this man is a coward, as he made some good and wonderfully bold statements. He was just trying to do the correct thing.

        • April

          I agree with you Jana!

        • moonbeam

          God’s name is written all throughout the bible. Nowhere has He said you can not write His name. There’s a big difference between what man believes and what God actually says. Otherwise we wouldn’t have the filth that has slithered into society of today.

          I am an avid bible reader, believe everything in it from every dotted i to every crossed t.

          Pastors would have all to believe that christmas and easter have everything to do with Christ. I guarantee you they do not. These and others are old Babylonian pagan festival holidays worshipping Asteroth (aka queen of eastre and many other names) that were celebrated long years before Christ was born. GOD tells us to not pick up their ways.

          Do you believe GOD or do you believe man and follow the world?

    • MarkRB

      Give Charles a break…maybe he’s like me and is used to posting on lib sites like HuffPo/AOL. Believe me, there you have to be creative to get anything past those moderators. It’s nice to be here on this site where we can say what we believe without getting censored! Carry on, Charles, and know here you can write what is right. You’re among friends.

      • DaveH

        I can’t even imagine how thick a Conservative poster’s skin would have to be to post on a Liberal site. They’re bad enough here.

    • Beau

      Charles, I do believe your expectation of the Lord is correct. However, one thing most people do not think of, about that glorious day, is that when he comes, we will be living under a King. There will not be any voting or congress, or political dealing at all. How many of us who think we have “rights” will be sorely mistaken if they think they will be able pull any kind of tricks for their own sake. Nothing will be the subject of “popular opinion” anymore. Ever lived under a real King? Most people will have some “adjusting” to do.

  • An American Patriot

    On this 235th anniversary of the founding of our great republic, it is necessary that we educate ourselves as to the theft of our freedom once again. Where did this power Obama now wields over these United States, come from?
    I contend he merely took them. He took them with advice and consent from socialist labor unions thug bosses, from communist comrades such as Van Jones, and weak minded fools who never asked, “What hope and change?” He further cemented his power with the ignorant acquiescence of welfare demanders, the lazy and woefully under-educated class who would much rather sit on their fat, drug addled asses and let papa Obama cater to their needs.
    Beware, you ungrateful entitlement mongers. You will only continue to receive papa Obama’s largesse until such time as he no longer needs your unearned vote. You may lose all the goodies the hard working taxpayers provide you at the point of a gun, when there is no money left to plunder. Listen and learn: As Margaret Thatcher once said, “Socialism is fine until you run out of other people’s money.
    Obama and his socialist/communist enablers are robbing the US blind. They are all enriching themselves with what they plunder from, we the people. At this rate, we will be a third rate country before very long and there will be little welfare left for anybody. If you keep voting for plunderers such as Obama, you will assure your own demise sooner rather than later! I forgot, you won’t read this and learn anything because you are either unable to read and understand why today, we celebrate our independence from tyranny. Some of you liberal/socialists can read, but you are such ideologues and have consumed the kool aid for so long, that even now, you’re thinking of what foul names you can call me. This, you would rather do as a substitute for rational discourse.
    As to all patriots everywhere who long for freedom and prosperity, right now, our best weapon is our vote in November 2012. Don’t vote for the usual RINO. Let’s put into the highest office in the land, a true patriot and constitutionalist who truly believes that the government who governs best is that which governs least.
    My sincere appreciation and thanks goes out to all who sacraficed their lives, their fortunes and never forgot their sacred honor. Our founding fathers and all our brave service people past, present and future. God bless you all and God bless America!

    • True American

      Well said.

  • Stephen Ray Hale

    The public would be further scandalized when someone links the portions of John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government from which Jefferson and our founders were mentored to that Declaration. You would see Locke’s almost prophetic opinion as to what abuses a government can be encouraged to engage in when it loses its vision of servanthood that can only be replaced by rebellion and tyranny on its way to mastery over the people.
    There are several ways that a government can place itself in a state of war with the people, especially in all those things that threaten an unconsenting public by means of government’s management of the force of the community. Especially telling are Locke’s discussions on what these abuses actually are revealing in terms of DEADLY consequences. Revealed are the same types of consequence ALL guns may produce when carelessly or purposely brandished, in that government is but a force, a gun or a sword.
    The most novel is Locke’s synopsis or judgment that government, so engaged in many of these abuses, make government, not the people, the rebel, when the people feel a need to rise up by means of force to return their government back to the servant it was constituted to be.
    When reading Locke in that Second Treatise of Government, one feels a need to bring down one’s gun from over the door, and place it by one’s bedside, and also a wish that one’s government fears the people when certain thresholds of limitations are breached and passed over. One such threshold is given by God Himself when He defines the threshold over which a government becomes a master of servants or slaves. This will be found in God’s own word in 1 Samuel 8:
    1 Samuel 8:15-17(KJV)

    15And he will take the TENTH of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.

    16And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.

    17He will take the TENTH of your sheep: and YE SHALL BE HIS SERVANTS [rather, SLAVES] shall be his servants.
    The people would be doubly scandalized when they read the Apostle Paul’s admonition concerning the people being servants of anyone but God, unless employed in God’s service in ministry to the people.
    1 Corinthians 7:21-24(KJV)

    21Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but IF THOU MAYEST BE MADE FREE, USE IT RATHER.

    22For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.

    23Ye are bought with a price; BE NOT YE THE SERVANTS OF MEN.

    24Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.
    Notice how verse 21 and verse 24 doubles one thought and see by the words of Joseph the son of Israel concerning the dream of Pharaoh in the Bible what this doubling represents to the Christian:

    Genesis 41:25,32(KJV)

    25And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is ONE: God hath showed Pharaoh what he is about to do….
    32And for that the dream was DOUBLED unto Pharaoh TWICE; it is because the THING IS ESTABLISHED BY GOD, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
    The concept of ESTABLISHING is incorporated in the Torah law of multiple witnesses that establish a matter, and also in the words of Christ, Himself.

    Deuteronomy 19:15(KJV – according to Moses)

    15One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be ESTABLISHED.

    Matthew 18:16(KJV – according to Jesus Christ)

    16But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be ESTABLISHED.

    • moonbeam

      AMEN!!!

  • Melissab

    GOD does bless us! But, evil , anti Americans living amongst us have destroyed our blessings with Washington arrogant pricks behind them with the same black hearts…

  • An American Patriot

    Well written, Stephen Ray Hale. Reading you is an education.
    Thank you!

  • don

    sometimes i now wonder if obumma is trying to create a national emergency so he can maintain his power and stay in office forever like people like gadaffi, saddam hussain and other dictators. nothing would surprise me. he sound so good in his campaign to be president. i could tell then tha all he wa doing then was telling people what they wanted to hear. he promised change for the good and that we did not need four more years of george busch in maccaine. less than a year ago i got a dvd from someone. it was the obumma deception. i think everyone should check it out. i think it can be veiwed online.it said that obumma fit right in with the elitists and wealthy. clintons were the same so was bushes. thy also had a peice on john kennedy. if i recall it said something about the reason he was killed thatis because he didn’t fit into this thing. check it out. maybe it would piss off enough people to vote him out. the nra is mounting a campain to get him out he is anti-gun just like the clintons and i’ve read he has surround himself with anti-gun people in his administration. by the times he’s done we will hve lost a lot of our rights and quality of life. its time for the people to rise and take this country back like our country’s original founders wanted it. to be.

    • moonbeam

      It is time for revolution begin. It’s happening all over in the Middle East and it needs to happen here. Time for a million patriot-filled buses to descend on Washington and march right down Pennsylvania Ave right up to the front door and demand the occupants to vacate the premises.

  • Rennie

    With a state controlled media, Big brother watching your every movbe and communication, what are the chances of being able to motivate enough people to vote in real change in 2012? It’s not just the office of President, it needs to be EVERY office, EVERY level of elected government, must have people who will push back and not be bought off.

    • RDMAZ

      You are correct about the state controlled media. However, this can be overcome using radio commentators, like Rush, etc. As well, the Repubs must endorse a true conservative candidate. And, then use the modern means of communication…texting, utube, twitter,..etc. the only way I can get an immediate response from grandkids is via texting. The younger generation needs to be educated.

  • moonbeam

    I can not fathom that We The People, witnesses to the great downfall of our beloved country and those responsible for it, actually sit and virtually do nothing to rectify our most dire situation.

    Our government is corrupt and a stranger sits in the seat of rule. One who is not born of this land and holds dear the principals of our known enemies who resoundingly seek our destruction from within. He is called a “brother” by those who seek to destroy us.

    My fellow countrymen, by virtue of the Constitution of the United States, we have the right to take back our country and appoint new leadership that respects its people, the laws and moral principals we hold dear.

    The sacred institution of marriage is being desecrated as our government refuses to uphold it the laws concerning marriage. As a nation founded on Christian principals, we are now forbidden to mention God and forced to accept behaviors society innately abhors. The behaviors that now threaten to infiltrate our military where it was once forbidden.

    We must stand and fight again for our beloved country as we did long ago, and bring her back to the greatness she deserves. We must rid her of the horrific cancers that threaten her very being.

    Vote your conscience in 2012 and evict enemy foreign despots and their minions, preferrably to prison cells where they belong before they change the whole entire face of this nation.

    • An American Patriot

      Moonbeam, that was so articulate and eloquent. With true patriots like you, all is NOT yet lost. God bless you and those who like you, have become totally fed up and long for true justice.

    • http://Cox/centralKansas Wayne H.

      Moonbeam, I agree with you 100% BUT it’s kind of hard to vote for the most qualified person when all that seems to be asking for our votes is a bunch of PANTY WASTE butt kissing pansies!

      • Texas Patriot

        Wayne, vote for the best of the pansies. Then work to replace him with better at first opportunity. Nothing is perfect and we can’t do it all overnight. The important thing is to dig in and make a start now.

  • An American Patriot

    Well, November 2010 showed those corrupt pols that the people could effect good change. On that date, we, the people, took back most state houses, several governorships and the US House of Representatives. This will have far reaching and beneficial consequences as time passes. With the republican victories, and the census which occurred also in 2010, republicans now control redistricting which will make it much harder for liberals, socialists and communists to get elected.
    We can consolidate our statehouse victories in 2012, retake the US Senate and demote prince Harry Reid, and for great good measure, depose king Obama, the tyrant.
    We, the people can do this, if we are, at last, totally fed up with the tyrants now lording it over us and finally vote them out.
    After that, we can continuously demand a shrinking of government to the levels enumerated in our beloved constitution.
    There remains one extremely important thing we must do. We must demand solid investigations of all those corrupt officials and check all their e-mails and correspondence and call forth witnesses. Once their crimes against we the people have been proven, huge fines and jail time must be implemented. For far too long, government officials and politicians have circled the wagons and protect one another with the end result being no one is ever punished and the beat goes on.
    If we at last, demand justice and punishment for these corrupt bastards, then, we may see a true return to honest, representative government, “of the people, by the people and for the people!”
    This can all be done, if we just have the will and the intestinal fortitude to embark on that mission.
    Lord, we pray, forgive us our sins and heal our land, for the sake of all who sacraficed everything to ensure our liberties. Help us Lord, and give us the courage to stand against evil. One last thing, Lord, please bless America.

    • moonbeam

      I’m right there with you, American Patriot. What could we all possibly be afraid of? If this whole nation stood up and did what is right for this country, things would change.

      First off, people need to know that our so called leader is NOT a natural born citizen of the USA. The birth certificate he paraded around was a photoshopped fake.

      A document expert named Vogt, proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt with videos showing exactly how it was done. He has filed a criminal complaint with the FBI and we hear nary a peep about it on the local or world news. We need to start asking why. Google it and you will see. try “Vogt criminal complaint FBI”. Watch the video as he shows you where on the document it was done and how it was faked. It will blow your mind and enrage you at the same time.

      Did you know the serial number on his bc is OUT OF SEQUENCE??? The numbers are higher than a pair of twins born AFTER him! Proof abounds and nothing is done.

      Secondly, our nation has become so enmeshed in political correctness the we have become ridiculous. Our so-called leader has chosen to break the law rather than uphold it. He is above the law and refuses to defend DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). According to his majesty, this law is unconstitutional. He defends same sex marriage in its stead. What is REALLY going on here?

      How can a man who has himself entered into this natural and sacred union denounce it and support that which is opposite of nature? If I were his anatomically opposite significant other I’d be scratching my head in disbelief and a deep furrow in my brow.

      Jobs are gone as more and more businesses head overseas. People are still losing their homes, unemployment continues to rise, and billions of dollars are bled from this country to rebuild foreign lands.

      We continue to spend untold billions, yes billions of tax payer dollars fighting wars in places we have no business being. Our debt is in the trillions and our leader wants 60 Billion more in tax money from us with a rise in the debt ceiling.

      He still has not told We The People of the humongous tax increases so skillfully hidden in his healthcare initiative that is now law. How are you liking the increase in your insurance premiums that have already taken effect?

      Oh and in case you didn’t know, when you fill out your taxes next year starting 01/01/2012, if you don’t have health insurance you will pay a fine. If you don’t pay the fine you will go to jail. Think I’m dreaming? It’s in the new health care law. There will be a space on your 1040 form to fill out that info from what I understand. And the IRS is in charge of it all.

      How much more of this are we going to take? Welcome to change.

  • James

    Thank you Bob, that was very timely! Our enemy is in Washington D.C., more specifically in the Executive Branch, but with the Legislative Branch evermore acquiescing to it. The latest evidence of that is the war in Libya, where our President started a war without congressional approval.
    The War Powers Resolution (of Nov. 7, 1973) was enacted because someone wondered whether the president could defend America from an attack, when Congress was in recess, and hadn’t declared war. In Section 2(c), the president’s powers were enumerated thusly:
    “The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.”
    It says “The powers…of the president…to indtroduce United States Aarmed Forces into hostilities” is “only pursuant to” “a declaration of war…specific statutory authorization, or” when “the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces” are under attack. In the case of Libya, Congress had not declared war or otherwise authorized it by law, nor was America under attack by Libya.
    Thus President Obama had no constitutional power whatsoever to attack Libya. The scary part here is that Congress hasn’t quoted Section 2(c).

    • Carlucci

      And speaking of the “war” in Libya, check this out:

      http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/war-is-a-racket/they-love-war.html

      • DaveH

        Larry needs to do some more “evolving”, because the Republicans have been in bed with Big Business since the creation of the Republican Party. Both parties are, but each has their own Favorite Crony Capitalists.

  • Lawrence Ekdahl

    Many years before 1776 There was a great awakening in America to GOD and his salvation. The hearts and minds of the American people had been prepared.
    If we hope to save our nation from tyranny, I pray that GOD will bring first repentance to the churches, because judgment must begin in the house of the LORD. When the churches repent and begin again to preach hard truths to America, I believe then GOD will bring about another great awakening and repentance so that GOD can once again bless this great nation. Pray for repentance.

  • http://www.myspace.com/songman60 J. Griffin

    I believe the politicians in Washington who are in positions of responsibility as preservers of the law in its purest form have failed us miserably. They have totally flouted the oath that Thomas Jefferson and others took when they practically signed their own death warrants by writing and endorsing the Declaration of Independence—to preserve justice and equality and freedom and fairness; they pledged their very lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. This realization of the total lack of respect for our Founding Fathers and our country by our current politicians sickens and angers me to no end. These cheap whores we currently have in Washington should all be publicly hanged for treason and have their remains hacked to bits and canned as dog food. Is it any wonder why our Congressmen are no longer referred to as Statesmen . . . but merely as politicians instead?

    Our Founding Fathers were brilliant men and saw the need to revolt against the Crown of England and create a new government. I find this part of the Declaration of Independence to be particularly moving and extremely poignant to the times in which we are currently living:

    “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn [sic] that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    Granted, our Founding Fathers were addressing the Crown of England with these words, but we as citizens have the duty as charged to us by our Founding Fathers to overthrow the government that has oppressed us and served us dishonorably for so long. If our Founding Fathers were alive today to see what their noble creation has become, they would either slit their own throats in shame or lead the New American Revolution.

    The course of human events, even the greatest historic events, are not determined by the leaders of a nation or a state—like presidents, senators, or governors. They are controlled by the combined wisdom, courage, commitment, discernment, unselfishness, compassion, love, and idealism of the common ordinary people. This is abundantly and poignantly true, especially when our elected officials have appeared to have totally forgotten that The Constitution of the United States of America charges them with a direct responsibility for determining what our government is and ought to be.

    In the words of the late, great liberal, Adlai Stevenson, who once lashed it all together in one small and perfect capsule when he said: “. . . in a democracy, people usually get the kind of government they deserve.”

    I, for one, feel we deserve much better than the government we are currently receiving and I pray that you will concur and are willing to fight to remove these greedy, soulless, criminally-deviant, and degenerate vermin from office whom have served us so dishonestly and dishonorably . . . and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law! They have neglected their responsibility to The Common Man of America and have abused the authority and power with which they have been entrusted, while tarnishing the image of our once-proud and great country in the process.

    The time for rhetoric has passed. This is a call to action—a call to arms, if you will. We owe it to ourselves and our crippled self-image as something better than a nation of panicked sheep . . . but we owe it especially to our children and our grandchildren, who will have to suffer with our loss and all of its long-term consequences if we don’t take action NOW!!!

    I would like to leave you with another poignant quote from Thomas Jefferson:

    “What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

    Natural manure, indeed! The choice is yours. Just please remember that America is watching you. I hope and pray that you choose wisely.

  • Barb

    There is one thing I would like to gripe about, although it isn’t about our Constitution and Bill of Rights it is connected. Yesterday the 3rd of July NOT the 4th sounded like a war zone all day and into this morning till between 2 & 3 AM. Thousands of dollars worth of next thing to high explosives were going up in smoke continually. I asked my neighbor’s 12 year old son shooting off firecrackers, over half the size of a stick of dynamite, if he could tell me what the 4th of July meant. His answer and also his father’s when I asked him?? Duh, firecrackers and partying!! I asked them both what about the birthday of our country’s freedom and they both looked at me and said Huh??? That my friends is why this country is in so much trouble the 30 somethings on down are so spoiled and so ignorant of what’s at stake and frankly don’t give a damn. My kids know what the 4th means but too many out there don’t have a clue and don’t care, booze, fireworks and fun is all it means to them! How sad.

    • DaveH

      Barb,
      I don’t think you’re giving the youngsters their due credit. I think when it comes to our Freedom, they may very well be our best bet.
      There are few politicians that have the grasp of Freedom that Ron Paul has, and the young people are leading the charge in his campaign:
      http://www.nationalpolls.com/2008/articles/ron-paul-internet-supporters-demographic-data.html

      The problem seems to be in the 25-44 age groups.

      • DaveH
      • Barb

        Dave H.,
        That’s the generation I’m referring to The 30 somethings that;’s what scares me they are the new up and comers in politics and they are clueless when it comes to Country and Honor and Pride. And it is sad cuz it’s our generation’s fault!

        • DaveH

          Barb,
          The MSM and the Propaganda schools have done their jobs well.

      • DaveH

        Big Business has infested the Federal Government almost since the beginning, but didn’t really have a strong foothold until the mid-1800s. Big Business doesn’t like Free Markets because they have been known to crush giants. They much prefer the security of Government controls.
        Ron Paul has shown for 30 years that he can be trusted to vote for the people, and the PTBs will do anything to stop him from upsetting their apple cart.

    • Carlucci

      Barb, I feel for you. Right now there is a drought and subsequent “burn ban” in my city and county. Anyone caught shooting off fireworks is subject to a big fine; although the city is doing a fireworks show tonight near downtown.

      What a relief this year not to hear all of that annoying popping, whistling, hissing, and explosions for three or four days prior to a holiday (this also goes on before Christmas and New Years Day). It frightens my big red dog to no end. At least this 4th of July we’ll have peace and quiet.

      Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

      • DaveH

        The only noise we get around here is when the Government celebrates our “freedom” with a fireworks display. Ironic isn’t it, that in so many places only the Government can celebrate our “freedom”?

        • Kate8

          Barb – A nearby (very small) town used to have its 4th celebration on the 3rd in order to draw those who would be elsewhere on the 4th. (I always thought it a bit odd, but whatever).

          This year, though, they failed to budget any money for the event and so they didn’t have it at all.

          What with the banning of fireworks in many places, and the increasing lack of interest in the event overall, it leaves one to wonder if it isn’t simply being phased out of our traditions like the rest of them.

          Remember Michelle saying that we have to change our traditions.

          How many of those who attend fireworks displays, or those who go around popping them off for days before and after, even stop to consider what the 4th means anymore.

          • independant thinker

            “This year, though, they failed to budget any money for the event and so they didn’t have it at all.”

            The small town I live outside of (used to live in it) is expanding their 4th celebration. It started a couple of years ago they went from just a fireworks display to a block party that has grown each year so far.

        • karolyn

          Our tiny little town had a wonderful fireworks display that was heavily attended on Saturday night. Friday night they were held at another small town; and today yet another small town is having a family fun afternoon/evening. The flags are out on so many houses. It is very Norman Rockwell here.

          • DaveH

            I love small towns. One of my favorite movies is “Doc Hollywood” which is based around a small town.

          • Carlucci

            karolyn & DaveH – Although I was born in Texas, I lived in a very small town for a few years when I was a child (Bentonville, Arkansas – home of Sam Walton & Walmart). My dad had inherited a family farm and we lived there for three years until he sold it. It was in the Ozarks and we had four distinct seasons (lots of snow in the winter). It was an idyllic way to grow up and I really miss it. That’s my goal – to get out of the big city and live in a small town that is about an hour or so away (within driving distance)of a city with theater, ballet, and opera companies.

          • Kate8

            Carlucci – A few days ago I read an article about a family in the UK, who had lived in European egg-crate housing and gov’t assistance. It seems that the wife came to inherit a large amount of money, and so they bought a small farm, got off the grid and began to raise food and livestock.

            Well, apparently common people are no longer allowed to live independently off the land. A judge ordered them back on the grid. In fact, they were ordered back into egg-crate housing.

            It was quite an astounding story. Is this what we have ahead for us, as well? Part of Agenda 21 is to get us off the land and into such housing in congested settlements around a rail system.

            Those who live in rural areas being targeted. Many are being removed through foreclosures. But look at the increasing numbers of fires, floods, oil spills and other cataclysms that are displacing millions.

            Wait until we have the quakes.

          • Karolyn

            Kate – Are you implying that the government is behind all the natural disasters? If you are, you’re even further gone that I thought!

          • Kate8

            karolyn – I may be gone, but you never got there in the first place.

            Haven’t you heard of weather modification?

            Oh. That’s right. You choose not to believe in things you don’t like.

    • jibbs

      Barb,
      I’m so sorry to hear that, but it’s true. Most have no idea about what it take to build and maintain FREEDOM……dumbed down fools and future serfs!!

  • s c

    We have met the enemy, and he and his minions are in Washington. Basically, what we have in Washington is a herd of robots who want us to believe we can have anything we want – as long SOMEONE ELSE pays for it.
    Our ‘leaders’ do not lead. They do not know how.
    Yes, it is time to be ready to act. The temporary C-in-C thinks our military is expendable.
    That, too, works both ways. Doubt it not, people. Never before have we been inundated by domestic enemies. It is time to demand that our non-leaders do the right thing(s) – or get the hell out of Washington AND America.
    Long live freedom. To those who hate freedom and worship slavery, your chains can be made faster than you think. Freedom or slavery. There is no middle ground.

  • Cyberpip

    God Bless America…And all its patriots. The anger is building and those in Washington ignore it and despise it at their peril. We might “cling to our guns and religion” but we also belive in liberty. You might despise us, and Obummer and his lackeys do, but they do so forgetting that it was the same type patriots who took up the standards of liberty against the British. They despise and laugh at us. So be it. 2012 is coming.

  • DaveH
  • bob wire

    Good build up Bob but then a swap to bring forward the follies of the Arizonian state legislature with their feeble attempt to circumvent the constitution.

    Arizona was just plain wrong with it attempt to abridge the Constitution on many levels.

    It’s noteworthy that their ideas was subjected to the system of law, some legislation passing while others failed. Some why the attempt to lay this in the lap of the administration? Because they questioned it’s constitutionality and therefore are considered seriously bad dudes?

    It’s a dead subject, old news. They tried to address illegal immigration with “mixed” results. Why did people settle in Arizonia if they didn’t enjoy the Mexican culture. ~ Mexicans, sidewinders rattlers,silver mines, rocks, cactus, beautiful sunrises and sunsets is what the state has always offered in abundance. What’s changed? ~ Do these people want the frontier life without the all the frontier?

    How about just fixing the hole it the fence? It’s on the Fed’s dime. Why has the fence work stopped in Arizona? Funding? ~ or did the state misallocate the funds?

    • jibbs

      Your pretty smart. Why are the Feds helping mexico sue Arizona?

      • bob wire

        I don’t remember Mexico filing suit?

        • jibbs

          What else would you call it when the feds allow it to happen?
          This has been in the news for the past several weeks/months.

          http://www.conservativeoutpost.com/mexico_sues_arizona_over_immigration_law_our_own_courts

          • Dan az

            Bob I invite you and your ignorant rantings to visit us here and bring along karolyn with her think positive attitude, we could use all the help we can get.I see it is easier for you to keep your head in the sand or where ever it is,and to just ignore the facts.The law is the law and we will up hold our end of it whether you think it is right or wrong.Please feel free to come on down to help build that fence that is none existing and has been for quite some time now.I would like for you to see what you are trying to explain to all of us and BTW don’t bother bring a gun I’ll protect you! NOT!

      • http://naver samurai

        Yes, this is true. Obama bin Laden took the side of Mexico in the world court, which has no authority here. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • James

    Thanks Bob, that was very timely. The Executive Branch of our government is assuming powers that were vesed in Congress. For example the War Powers Resolution, (of Nov. 7, 1973) states in Section 2(c):
    “The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.”
    In the case of Libya, none of these three conditions were present. yet Congress is focusing on the meaning of ‘hostilities’ and not even mentioning Section 2(c).

    • James

      Sorry for the repeat, I didn’t know the first one was printed.

  • http://1776 g.Bush

    i hope every one is ready to fight and die for our children? we have to fix what our grandperant and perants broke.they are the ones that voted those trators in.each presadaint took away parts of our librty,and fools are still lineing up to shake nobomas hand like he’s still our saveor.

    • bob wire

      It’s your turn Sir, ~ That my name is not etched in a black granite wall is purely happenstance. I live everyday with survivors remorse and pictures burned into my memory so deep they will never go away.

      So rattle your hocks on down and enlist or fight anyway that you know how. Full your head with some memories like many of us have. I’m retired from kicking asses, ~ I hire people to get such things done anymore. You need a job?

  • Kristi N.

    Thank you, Mr. Livingston, for including the entirety of the Declaration of Independence in your newsletter today. I just sat down with my children, aged 7 and 5, and read it to them in its entirety, explaining the parts that they couldn’t understand. It was a valuable and wonderful way to spend part of our 4th of July morning, along with our red, white and blue pancakes, hanging the United States flag on our home, and listening to patriotic songs. Our children already understand the basic tenents of the rights and responsibilities of the citizens of this great nation; I only hope that it will prepare them to stand up for the Constitution and the citizens it protects as they grow. They already have ONE solution for our country; in my 7 year old son’s words, “We need to shape Obama like a football and KICK him out of the White House in 2012!” :D At which point we explain that “kicking him out” is a figurative term, not a literal one — and leads to a great explanation of the election process! :D
    Thank you for your newsletter and for all that you do on behalf of the people of the United States. May we remember, on this day especially, that the Government is beholden to the citizens….not the other way around. God bless America and God bless all of our servicemen and women who are overseas today.

  • TIME

    As we have hit what 235 years of age as a nation, yet we are all happy that its the 4th of July a day where we celebrate the bith of this nation.
    Whats that mean now, blowing up fireworks and drinking beer and eating like pigs let alone acting like total idiots while ROME BURNS.

    How strange is it that we are now slaves to massive Debt, a political class that makses the British that we broke away from look like sweet old ladys at cake party.

    So how is it that anyone of us can CELEBRATE a day that has no meaning to where we are now. Its a 180* flip from where we came from, so it makes no sense.

    If you have chains of bondage from Crazy High DEBT, est, of $135 Trillion Dollars not the simple $14.89 Trillion you all think is the amount, {check into the CBO’s numbers} then tell me about $14 trillion.
    We have a POTUS and have had many like him just not as “OVERT” in their actions but yet here we have Barry who is going to just flip the Laws of the land on its head and by way of “Executive Order” just raise the Debt limit, as he is tired of waiting on Congress
    { his words not mine.}

    We have a criminal political class that makes KING George look like a baby in a crib.
    Your freedoms based on the Bill of Rights and the Constitution are nearly Null and Void by this Political class.
    Again how can anyone really find this day a day to CELEBRATE?

    My GOD its no differant than Christmas, we don’t have anything in common with the Roman Holiday of December 25th, let alone the Birth of Christ. Yet other than sale of more worthless junk thats all December 25th is now and has been for the last 100 plus years.

    Christ wanted people to get along with each other, to use LOVE and Understanding not “HATE, GREED, and ENVY, and Thives let alone being outright War Mongers.”

    I can’t CELEBRATE the 4th of July anylonger as its meaning is totaly gone as such its value is 100% worthless to me as a holliday.
    Why would anyone CELEBRATE what we have done to ourselfs at this point in time? I mean really, tell me why?

    Give me one good reason, why have we allowed this once Great Nation born under the most incredible burden of the YOKE of Free SLAVES, to sink to a level that would make Free Slaves seem like a Good thing.

    And yet we all feel the need to pat our selfs on the back for a JOB WELL DONE? Why is that again?
    Please do explain it to me I am all ears.

    My only question is this:
    What will be our “NEW DAY of INDEPENDENCE?”
    The day – when the American people rise up and put a STOP to the CRIMINALS who are now runing this nation?
    When will we as Americans take back this Nation?

    • Antonio

      Great post TIME!! I absolutly 100% agree with you. Why should we celebrate ?? Great question. There isn’t anything to celebrate anymore, it is a day to remember the great PAST!! Drink a few beers and say fare-well great nation.
      http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/03/1855997/congress-looks-at-laws-that-criminalize.html
      Thats how much “freedom” you guys have now.

      • karolyn

        Woe is me! Let’s all have a pity party! :-(

        • Kate8

          Good grief.

          • TIME

            Kate,
            Forgive K as she has no clue what is going on nor will she ever figure it out. Feel sad for her, feel pitty for her extreme ignorance, pray that she not suffer long when the time comes.
            She is a symptom of the mindless behavior that so many follow blindly like sheep with no ablilty to think, as they run to their slaughter.

            Think how blessed we who are awake are to at least see the larger picture, rather than the view from within a small box.

            I would rather die than be a slave to any man or government, as no man will ever be my master, nor will I sell my soul for a few golden trinkets. It breaks my heart to see what this nation has become.

          • Kate8

            I feel the same, TIME.

            I’ve never let anyone tell me what to do or how to live, and I’m not about to start now.

            Here’s to independence!

          • Karolyn

            TIME – “Think how blessed we who are awake are to at least see the larger picture, rather than the view from within a small box.”

            That’s exactly what I say! I’m talkin’ even the much larger picture.

          • Jana

            karolyn,
            Then you had better thank a veteran for that.

        • DaveH

          Are you kidding, Karolyn? You don’t feel bad for a guy who spends 6 years in jail for lobster tails, but you do feel bad for the lazy losers who partied through high-school and most of the rest of their lives and now want to live on other peoples’ hard-earned money?

        • http://naver samurai

          Ahhhhh such word play as to insult others and steal their rights. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • TIME

        Antonio,

        How sad is that?

        And the strange part is how many idiots in this nation think he is a criminal, let alone would want to have Congress pass a law to protect themselfs from LOBSTER Tails, yet will stuff themselfs with crab and shrimp and Lobster tails at an all you can eat buffet.

    • JeffH

      TIME, great post!

  • Jake

    If something isn’t done, and soon; it wont be home of the brave, it will be “home of the slave.” Congress and the courts are complicit in the Obamagate cover-up. Congress will not respond to a “redress of grievances.” Maybe if we pummel the CFR media with a zillion emails they will figure out that they are outnumbered and start to end the news blackout on Obamagate. Yeah, I’m grabbin’ at straws… The situation is beyond serious. No traitor should go unpunished! All of the traitors on Cesspool Hill should be doing the “perp walk” to a cell.

  • Old Henry

    Thanks Bob. It has been a very long time since I last read that document. I think I missed it last year.

    Our current tyrannical governmnet began in earnest in 1913 when Wilson agreed to sign the Federal Reserve Act into law, thus signing away our nation.

    The 16th Ammendment also helped push us int tyranny.

    Now we have Bush’s and the Republicans facsist Patriot Act which was recently renewed with the GOP controlled House voting in favor to continue this facsist outlaw band of pseudo Nazis.

    Indeed, the time has come to severe the bands.

  • http://none ginnie kind

    I really no longer feel free. Ever since we started the nonsense with affirmative action without an end-date.
    At this point affirmative action is disgusting, un-American and not fair. We are only equal before the law.
    It was God’s choice to make some people bigger and some smaller, some smart and some just plain dopey,
    some taller, some good looking, some musically inclined et cetera. We have given up too much of our freedom to achieve a fictional equality.

    We need a President who loves this country not one like the mentally challenged one we have now.

  • Robert

    we have done it to ourselves. we changed the constitution and made senators elected members of congress. when the states delegated who were our represenatives in the senate had the peoples represeatives voted by the populace. the majority the house could only do what the people wanted. the states had the senators who were appointed and served the states. that balanced congress so the majority had a voice, and the states and the monied people had a voice. if it was not benificial for both then it would not pass. we now have only the people to the masses who can be put in a trance to believe they are being helped, but are not because the majority can vote themselves largesse from the productive peoples pockets. they can be on welfare and vote for someone who promises them more benifits and money. that is called the tyranny of the majority. if a law passes when you have an appointed senate and a house by majority vote you will have a better result, because only laws that benifit both groups should pass and give you better government. we had that until we had a civil war and a bad change in government in the forties, when they allowed the senators to be elected by the popular vote. our founding fathers knewj about that problem and that is why the senate was an appointed seat. you see why we are where we are now. our founding fathers were geniouses and we thought we were smarter then they are. well we now know what we have to do now. return to the original constitution and its genious.

    • DaveH

      Yep. The 16th Amendment, the 17th Amendment, and the Federal Reserve Act, all passed under Woodrow Wilson, were all contributing factors to the Leviathan Federal Government that we all labor under today. All need to be repealed.
      Originally, taxes levied by the Federal Government were intended to be apportioned based on the number of citizens in each state. That’s how it should have remained:
      http://www.cato.org/constitution/article1_en.html

    • James

      Robert, Amen. I think the place to start is to stop voting for the president and vice-president. The Constitution requires the Electoral College to appoint them.

  • Fred

    Very simple, quit beating about the “bush” and IMPEACH the useless twit.

    • Great Granny 44

      HOW DO WE START THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS? I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT HOW WE CAN START THE BALL ROLLING? I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION AFTER FINDING OUT THAT THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT MEET THE CRITERIA FOR BEING ALLOWED TO RUN AS PRES. (BOTH HIS PARENTS ARE NOT U.S. CITIZENS, KENYA IS NOT A PART OF OUR COUNTRY)WHY IS HE BEING ALLOWED TO RUN. I DON’T REMEMBER THE ADDITION OF A CONSTITUTIONAL AMMENDMENT TO ALLOW A PERSON WHOSE TWO PARENTS WERE NOT U.S. CITIZENS COULD RUN FOR THE OFFICE, DID I MISS SOMETHING? TELL ME WHAT YOU ALL THINK.

      • Kate8

        Great Granny 44 – If our nation still functioned as it was set up to do we might have a shot at impeachment.

        The problem is, no one is high places will cooperate, and this means that they refuse to listen to us. Senator Feinstein, after some colaboration with her cronies in the Senate, has declared that Obama IS elegible. Never mind the facts. It seems that they’ve “found” a new way to define “natural born”. The issues of fraud and criminal behavior are simply ignored.

        All of the judges have been bought off or threatened against any ruling against Obama, so the courts are out. (Heck, they’re all ruling in favor of Obamacare, too, finding “new” meanings to our laws.)

        When all of the power is stacked against the People, where do we go? I have been asking this question for many months, and have yet to get any kind of suggestions, or even a response.

        • Dan az

          Kate
          You know what it takes,and there are people out there willing and ready but the time is not of our choosing but it will been done.There is nowhere to hide.

      • James

        Great Granny 44, Article I, Section 2, Clause 5 reads: “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States,…shall be eligible to the Office of President.”
        There is no requirement for one so-born to have parents who are citizens. Thus any expectant female can step across our borders and give birth to a U.S. citizen. Mexicans do that all the time.
        To prevent that would require changing the 14th Amendment, which reads: “All persons born…in the United States…ae citizens of the United States, and of the State wherein they reside.” It would have to read: “All persons born of citizens of the United States…etc.”

        • DaveH

          I think what they had in mind was to insure that the President didn’t feel allegiance to a foreign country. I don’t know how they could really insure that though. It does seem like Obama doesn’t have allegiance to our country. Regardless, he’s just the tip of the iceberg, as annoying as he is. We need to concentrate on how the voters came to the point where so many believe the Government has our best interests at heart.

      • Wayne937

        Great Granny 44, what we need is a Congress with enough guts to start the impeachment process. I believe it would continue, at least through the House of Representatives. I am not sure you could get it through the Senate though as Obama’s Zombie Democrats controls the Senate with an iron fist. Of course Joe Biden would then become president and that would almost be as bad. E-mail you frinds and tell them about this forum. Maybe we can get them involve also. We only have a little under 1 1/2 years to get this information out to the folks who voted for him before. Hopefully we can change their mind next time to vote for another person.

  • Robert

    happy 4th

    • Wayne937

      Robert, Happy 4th of July to you, and to all my other Conservatives on this forum. I just hope we can continue saying this after Muslim Obama is finish being a so called president. An illegal president, ie, one who is in the midst of destroying our Republic, I might add.

      • Antonio

        The Republic has been destroyed for a good hundred years or so now, so i would’nt worry about him “destroying” something that basically doesnt even exist anymore.

      • April

        Happy 4th to you and all our PATRIOTS!! We haven’t lost our Republic and I will gladly die fighting for it. There are those of us who keep our hope in GOD. HE will guard over and keep us who trust in HIM.

        • Jana

          April,
          My sentiments exactly.
          Thank you.

  • Wayne937

    This nation of soap opera watchers, and those who watch everything else on tv , but will not watch what their Congress Members are doing, are slowing giving up their freedom to the government. The people who voted for this Communist Muslim did not have any knowledge of this president’s dark past. It is like he sprang out from the dense woods and telling us he was going to save us by changing our country. Did our country need a “fundamental change”? Did he tell the folks who voted for him that they would have to beg for his birth certificate to prove he is capable of being our president. Why hasn’t he released his college records? What is he hiding? Most people would be glad to show their credential unless they would be hiding something they did not want you to see!!!! They voted for this Muslim Communist even when he made the statement that he was going to “fundamentally change this nation”. They did not question him as to what kind of changes he was going to make. Folks, somehow we need to get the word out to all those who loves freedom that that those who voted for this idiot to be president, that if he is elected again this country will no longer be a Republic, it will be ruled by a group of criminal Communist Dictators. We will be slaves to our government. What a dismal thought. We cannot depend on this Communist Democratic Congress to protect us from this element since Obama circumvents them anyway. Look at who he had hired in the past. He hired Van Jones, a known Communist. He hired Eric Holder who threw out a crimianl trial of the Black Panthers that had threatened folks at the voting booth. He has hired folks that threatens the very existance of this nation. We need to muster all our strength to see that this nation votes this Muslim Communist out fo the White House in 2012 or this nation will be doomed. We know that his criminal Acorn group, who now has a new name, will proceed to the cemeteries looking for people to vote in the next election. I want our nation back, the one I can respect again and I sure you all want the same as I do. Please, please keep your e-mails going to your friends, and to all other freedom loving people across the country.

    • April

      And meanwhile venues such as abc cbs nbc cnn and msnbc and the like keep feeding the people lies to bring about their NWO agenda. Thank GOD for forums like the one we’re on to see that there are other caring Patriots that refuse to give up our Constitutional Republic and Divine Rights and Principals.

    • James

      Wayne937, There is evidence that Obama doesn’t have a Social Security number, of his own. There is evidence that he has been using other people’s S.S. numbers. A private investigator, Susan Daniels, has traced the S.S. number 042-68-4425 to links with Obama’s Illinois phone numbers and street addreses. However that number was issued to a man born in France in 1890, who emigrated to the U.S. and became a citizen in the 1920s. (The implication here is that Obama didn’t have a U.S. birth certificate, with which, to get his own S.S. number.)

    • KiloAlpha

      A few simple ideas: Non-compliance. These vermin have no more power over you than you allow them to act upon with their “color of law” with no jurisdiction upon which to alleviate your UNALIENABLE, GIVEN BY THE LORD, RIGHTS AS A HUMAN BEING. If you are not willing to simply and unwaveringly deny them the ability to scare you, control you or otherwise infringe upon you, then they will have dominion over you. Somewhere along the line of oppression, a percent of Citizens will lead by example. The only power these vermin have is what was loaned to them by the governed–the failure is with the governed to have ignored and become complacent for decades with what the vermin class is doing to our Liberty and Freedom.

      Molon Labe

  • JJM

    Although dissatisfied and questioning in my past 50 years, I did not wake up until 3 or 4 years ago after receiving political warnings from a trusted relative. It is now too obvious that our Republic (rule of Law) is (or is rapidly becoming) a Democracy (Mob rule) which will rapidly transform into an Oligarchy (rule of Tyrants).
    We need a new version of “1984″, appropriately titled “2020″, to warn of where we are headed.
    Yesterday I sent to all my contacts and to my Representatives my concerns of Subversion of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. (I realize now that I have neglected contact of my State leaders.) Coincidently, my concerns echo Bob’s concerns but also questioned why official investigations have not begun to determine who is in the White House with such strong doubts regarding validity of Birth Certificate, Social Security number and (multiple?) Passports. Until proven elligible, I cannot accept anything signed by him.
    Concerns:
    Inelligible President?
    Fake BC – Experts agree this is tampered.
    SS Fraud – Never lived in Conneticut?
    Adoption?
    Foreign Father – Minor Mother
    ObamaCare – against desires of citizens. Forced purchase – is GM next?
    Gun Restrictions = Restrict self defense and protection of freedom.
    TSA – Search without reason, cause or suspicion.
    Warrantless Home Invasion
    Moratorium – Gulf of Mexico drilling shutdown. Contempt of federal court in issuing drilling permits. EPA costly regulations on refiners. Rejected agreements with Canada to open up less expensive crude supplies. All these cause us to continue to rely on foreign oil.
    Amnesty / Immigration / Arizona – Federal laws ignored!
    DOJ – Ignore laws = no investigation / prosecution unless agenda met.
    Huge deficits = Intentional bankruptcy.
    Boeing / Unions = Can only do business where told??
    War against Libya without Congressional approval.
    Unwarranted release of 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) when there is not a security or supply risk and while prices have been decreasing.
    Suppression of States Rights.

    Alert your Friends and Family to your concerns and fears!!!

    • Wayne937

      JJM, I hope that millions more folks like you get involved in this corrupt government of ours.

    • bob wire

      Holly Sh1T! where to start? ~

      The long view suggest it’s futile to attempt.

      By your own admission, it’s a family thang?

      Isn’t it great we can live in a country and think and say whatever we wish?

    • April

      That’s right! We need to seriously hold our representatives feet to the fire and make them accountable to We the People. We need to do the same for the so called main stream media, who are so far left now that their agenda is to make America a third world communist country. They really need to get their come uppings.

  • Kate8

    Since Bob mentioned the gulf incident, we need to remember that it is not over. It is an ongoing catastrophe, even though the media has moved on.

    I was watching a movie about the ocean, and it struck me how the MIC and the PTB have an utter lack of regard for our oceans and, in fact, all life on Earth.

    They callously dump deadly chemicals (Corexit) into the gulf which is devastating, not just the marine life, but all life on land, as well, including the people. They are setting off bombs in the Pacific, killing millions of marine animals which are continually washing to shore. Fish, birds and animals are still dying in large numbers around the globe, even though we don’t hear of it anymore.

    Our weather is being controlled and modified, our skies being sprayed with deadly substances on a daily basis, our water being saturated with deadly chemicals and drugs…

    What is this monstrous evil that as gained control of our Earth?

    I read where our northern hemisphere is scheduled for extinction, and the new focus is the southern. Most of the world’s most educated and sophisticated population is in the north.

    Also, it seems that the elite are buying up millions of acres in South America.

    • bob wire

      We are all headed for extinction,Katie. The good news is Southern Cal will go first.

      Our mission if we wish to accept it, is to fly away.

      So the elite is buying up South America, hmm? ~ that will be a great place for them. Do they have interest in nose candy and malaria or just planing to live out the fall of their lives there?

      • Kate8

        bw – Actually, I think New Madrid is sceduled to go first.

      • Wayne937

        Bob, the only thing sad about this is that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. They will drag us down as well also as Muslim Obama will share the wealth of the rest of the country with them. You know what I mean, we have to share the wealth. This is what Obama told(Plumber Joe)

    • Antonio

      Good post kate8. You know Matthew 24 where it talks about world starvation i used to struggle with that because it seems that the people can just hunt or fish and other such ways of survivel. But The more i read up on all these animals dying by the thousands, the more i see how it can be. If you kill the fish and birds and other animals what are people going to hunt and fish? (world starvation) I have know about operation cloverleaf for a few years now and it is truly sad. GOD BLESS YOU

      • Jana

        Antonio,

        Matt 24:7
        7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
        KJV

        Amos 8:11
        11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:
        KJV
        We are already seeing a famine in the land for the Word of God.

      • Kate8

        Antonio – Good to hear from you!

        Something I didn’t realize until recently, is that 90% of the Earth’s population lives in the northern hemisphere.

        There really isn’t much land below the equator, if you don’t count Antarctica.

  • Handyman

    I’m not an historian. I can see how the pieces fit together, by logic. Liars use math to make their illogical statements sound reasonable, but the math is not honest any more than their story. Things make sense to me when they add up. The formula may be complex, and require some algebra, but each of the pieces add up and can be proven. Simply put, we did not become THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BECAUSE A FEW OLD MEN WANTED TO DIE. There was a very serious reason for the Deceleration of Independence, to be written, (by men who could spell better than me, not my strong point either).
    They put their life on the line, as I did, because of my trust in Jesus Christ, because they trusted in The Supreme Being (God), whose son is, Jesus Christ.
    Given the power over all men, that to enslave all men to me. It is possible to give men rights that they can never achieve. Some examples are the right to own property, including houses, guns, land.
    Why is there a second amendment that allows you the right, not just to own, but to bear arms? Answer your gun (with you being the first line of defense, about 25 minutes before the police arrive on the scene, to investigate?)on your person to keep the criminal away or to stop him by necessary for force, in order to protect yourself from bodily harm.
    The American Documents of our forefathers protect us as individuals. Most of all as most have noticed, those who are elected are not any more honest than lawyers. Many of them are Lawyers, and completely out of touch with average individuals. There is a general meaning, and it is not a joke, Most lawyers are legal thieves. I am not saying they are not honest, but many of them are. It is required of them to win in most of their cases. Legal tricks and loopholes does not make a good platform for honesty.
    In short America is the best system to protect the individuals, before all the little statutes and other forms of deception were written to protect the guilty of infringing on the people.

    If you have the legal right to own property, but cannot afford to buy it, then it matters not that you have that right.
    To have the right to own something no matter what it is it must be affordable, and very possible to own it. No one should put you in handcuffs, without probable cause, these are not just words.
    This land that was once ruled, of the people, by the people, for the people,
    Let us remember where we come from, because our original constitution and the bill of rights are written to protect us from Those who rule, they rule for us, not over us.
    The civil rights are written for the rest of the world and they are like whitewash with no power for the people they partially cover. On the other hand in the United States of America The rights of a citizen, is (was) filled with protection for the individual.

  • M.L.

    THANK YOU, BOB. SOMETIMES AMERICA NEEDS TO BE REMINDED.

  • http://wwww.superaeroinfinity@sweetcrude.org STEPHEN .A.R. CLINTON

    hi mr president,
    good evening mr president united states of america, royal conservative congressmen, ladies and gentlemen of the republican and jurist of the great democrate seals …..i am happy today is a reharsal to the real july 4th 1776 , the congressial apathy was annulled in the mind of many democrates… i will like to thank booby for his endless world jonhnie walking in the voyagers mens world , sir bobby till the endz off days in hales , wales and sharks will obey your voice , the rovolution has begun, can the republican see more about the world politics of time is dependent upon her shoulder, when the russian knight can bearly see his ice wonder, without ensearring the world rhodes snow, what about the germanian eupherite in scarlet, i mean great america today is our big world history ,with or without the united kingdom our navy won the world global fleet sail;ing across the world insearch of rebelious army and terrorist , how can we say a million thanks to this GOD who hath made us conguor , all the adversaries of our enermy,
    a thousand bubbles and all red carol capaighn for all who won all islamist jihadist , tribute to all who died in the past warz, .

    long live the united states of america…..
    long live the president of bobby empires..
    long live the united states president bill clinton…
    in GOD WE TRUST…..

  • Robert

    The only thing I have to say is we have lost what our Founding Fathers left to us. We were like children who are given food and candy. children will go for the candy first and the meal second. the problem is that the first is not good and the second goes bad when left to rot. we have the freedom first, but we do not protect it when we have it. we want the government to give us everything, but do not put honest people in office. the people who are put in office promise to give everything to everyone and do not tell the people that it will cost money so when the piper comes to collect we have nothing to give and we become slaves to the government. our founding fathers told us about that but people are easly fooled. the constitution says that only gold and silver are money. the people laughed and now the paper is becoming worthless as our founding fathers said. the states are supreme to the federal government, but the supreme court now sides with the federal government, not the states. I could go on but I am only one and the politicians have millions of welfare and illegal alliens to vote them in to office and destroy our constitution. but happy Forth while you can still do that.

  • hal

    Why do so many people refer to Obama for why shouldn’t he do this or that, when If they would realize that he is performing exactly as he has designated in order to destroy our AMERICA ??? !!!!

  • ONTIME

    The Declaration, the Federalist Papers and the Constitution are succinct, clear and frank in ways that no other distinctions of law in the world are as clear as these. The Magnacarta and Rights of Englishmen began the quest for self government and the American statements completed the process, democracy is the poorest form of government in the world but try to find one better…..

    • DaveH

      One of the biggest feats of the progressives was to convince us that we are in a Democracy. In a Democracy the minority is subject to the tyranny of the majority. The Constitution was designed to prevent that, but the Hamiltonians twisted and turned that document until they finally got the Big Central Government they desired under Abraham Lincoln, complete with Crony Capitalists and Central Banks.
      With the Big Central Government we now have, the majority is subject to the tyranny of the minority.

    • Dan az

      ONTIME
      (democracy is the poorest form of government in the world but try to find one better…..)We had!a perfect form that(was)a republic!The tree of liberty is calling!

  • sylviam

    To all on this site HAPPY 4th, OF JULY, THIS is Ibdependancs Day, & THANK GOD FOR IT.
    Thank You PATRIOTS For Your Service to this GREAT REPUBLIC, and the People.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.”
    — Thomas Jefferson

    • DaveH

      He was a very wise man.

  • Robert

    one time, we were founded as a democratic republic not a democracy. the civil war under lincoln made the states inferior to the federal government with the southern states lessor than the northern states. fact not fiction.

  • Cathy

    Thank you for publishing the document about the patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence and what happened to them and their families. They sacrificed everything they had so that we might live in freedom. Unfortunately, over the years that freedom has been taken away from us, and with the current occupant in the White House, our freedoms have never been more in danger.

    I hope the citizens of this country will stand up and fight against the tyranny that we are now facing just as those patriots did so many years ago. This means everyone should get involved and let your representatives know that we are fed up. Vote and replace those who don’t represent you. Donate to the campaign of someone you support. For too long we have sat back and ignored what has been happening in Washington, in our state capitols and our local politics. It is time for We The People to take back our government.

    • Tom Raines

      I love it to see women on here stirred up ,ready to go to arms,that actually educate themselves about our nations ills and greatness,
      My wife hates it when I talk politics,she does not share my passion when it comes to news and poiltics.
      If we dont all hang together then eventually we shall sure hang together.

  • Thinking About

    Thank goodness we had responsible thoughful people writing and establishing the foundation of America. We have bypassed civility for radical behavior because it must make some believe ther are great. We are getting over run with wrong thinking and not stopping to realize what future generations may need to survive.

  • dbur

    The difference between then and now is, now the Enemy is us. Not a Tyrant across the ocean, but a Tyrant elected by the mindless masses. Civil war to fix it will be much messier than a war against a foreign foe.

    • moonbeam

      Actually the electoral college decides who the president will be. The People’s vote means diddly squat in presidential elections.

  • http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/165033/larrwayne_po.html LarrWayne

    Another independence day will be a day of celebration, when zerobama gets removed from office.

  • Kate8

    More shocking revelations regarding the shenanigans of Congress and Obama’s elegibility. Or rather, his lack thereof.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3aCfR8rmrw&feature=youtu.be

  • RightGunner

    You are right to draw attention to the Declaration and the Constitution at this National birthday time. I have a full version of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution with all of its amendments, including the first ten amendments that have been called the Bill of Rights. They all fit in my shirt pocket, have reasonably sized print and this is a convenient way to carry them anywhere. Their carriage should be recommended to every American citizen, especially those who claim rights covered in the first ten amendments, that are contrary to the actual words.

    Various organizations sell these tiny booklets for reasonably small prices. Two of them are the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation. The booklets are great to pull out and shoot down an argument with a liberal, and one does not need a concealed carry permit.

  • Antonio

    Hey guys check this out it might shock you a little jeje
    What the hell is the USA coming to???
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khBMoZdwEmc&feature=related

  • Kate8

    Antonio – This is a big part of the reason why people aren’t “good samaritans” anymore. You could end up in real trouble if you try to step in and help.

    Nowdays, people just stand by with a camera.

    • Antonio

      But kate, arresting a fire chief for trying to help an injuered person??? The cop who is supposed to protect and sever the people was more interested in a fire truck that is specifically there to offer protection tto the workers, you know. The fire chief sued the cop for 18 thousand(probably not enough) the cop should be fired.By the way, you almost can not stand by with a camara anymore.

    • Antonio

      Hey kate here’s one that proves that you can not stand by with a camara. Damn shame
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bg84g8NnnE&feature=related

      • Kate8

        Antonio – I hear you. The whole thing is outrageous.

    • moonbeam

      There’s an old saying “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Sad that it has come to this.

  • American Citizen

    May God bless and keep you in safety all those who are fighting and willing to fight for our freedoms. This old lady is grateful for every one of you. I shudder to think what’s in store for our children and grandchildren. We are being ruled by a bunch of ignoramuses elected by millions of ignoramuses.

  • Paul Revere

    Find out what the British have done and are doing to America!

    The British run Oligarch Globalists are raising hell and the ( Privately Owned ) Federal Reserve is no exception to some of the strongest Tyranny being used on Americans! Get rid of the Federal Reserve and the Globalist Pro – Politicians will evaporate before our very eyes!

    They are seriously afraid of “Ron Paul”, he has their number!

    The American Dream By The Provocateur Network: Find out in ½ hour, what Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner and the Private Federal Reserve are doing to your money!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPWH5TlbloU#%21

  • Tom Raines

    Society in every state is a blessing,but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil,in its worst state an intolerable one.
    THomas Paine,
    it is the natural process of things:for government to gain ground and liberty to yield.
    Thomas Jefferson.
    I agree with a lot of people on here about the sorry state of our government,the corruption and greed of our politicians,who represent ever manner and walks of life (accept the people whos votes sent them)even animals have more representation by our politicians than thier constiuants.
    We have political party leaders who are un-elected that influence them more.
    This has become a two party dictator ship ,not a representative republic.
    It was james monroe in his early days as a representative ,even before the declaration who fought against party politics,
    He said political parties resmble more the monarhies that are made to replace than they do a representative republic.

  • Tom Raines

    Of course james monroe lost his argument and became part of one himself,he was for a less centalized government and his great freind madison was for a stronger centralized government.

  • Tom Raines

    Thomas jefferson feared the supreme court would userp to much power and would undermine our demacracy.

  • Tom Raines

    paul revere I have read the writings of thomas paine,common sense and the rights of man,I have read the writings of Ron Paul,(Ron Paul speaks,PHillip Haddad/Roger Marsh .his speeches and his writings are very much like Thomas Paines.
    He would make washington proud Though washington sided with the federalist of his time,But now as big government pro,s of his day would be right wing radicals today.
    Corporate americas greed has allowed countries like china and mexico have more influence in americas politics and poeple of The U.N..
    Our country is being destroyed by the enemies within.
    Its not just democrats,but republicans as well who have done a good job covering up thier part in these left wing deals,politics makes strange bed fellows.

  • Bert Cundle

    The Problem is: The States Government Sovernty, Excludes, Sirpasses, Nullifies, Control by the Federal Government! None of the Federal Protections, Overpower the STATE PENAL CODE! The most Freedom Killing, set of Rules! “CIVIL CODE: The most protecter, of Rights, for Liberty & Freedom.” [ CLOSE ALL CRIMINAL COURTS! & The USE OF THE PENAL CODE! --- Run all trials through the CIVIL COURTS, ONLY! UNDER THE Origional CIVIL CODE!] TO CIVILIZE our Government, & us!]

  • mark

    Oh you mean the guys who sold human beings for a living would be appalled at our current lack of liberty! OK I get it now. Just like Vittner, Sanford, Edwards, Ensign, etc. are appalled at the decline of family values! Right! Gee nothing has changed in 235 years. A nation that was founded by hypocrites is currently being run by hypocrites! I don’t think they would be appalled at all. This was their MO, say one thing, do another. Thanks founding dads! You established a great tradition

  • Michael S.

    Actually, Mark, the gentlemen you refer to bought human beings…they were sold to British slave traders by their own people…Is that what offends you? Incidently, many of the founders who did own slaves were accredited by Abe Lincoln for freeing them. Ironic, what? Perhaps you prefer more idealistic governments, like the Bolsheviks, the Nazi’s…maybe Edi Amin? Does large scale murder appeal to you more than a somewhat sane society, even with it’s foilbles? I’ve been around this world 12 times. I’ve been in every s–t hole country in the Mid East…I’ve kissed the ground stepping ashore in these United States! And I’ll fight for it again! Against asses like you who don’t comprehend the essence of freedom.

  • don

    The trouble is the country is run by the Lawyers and they write the laws to benefit themselves, until we change that this country will always struggle to be totally free

  • http://drcparadise.weebly.com/events.html David Ronald Clark

    “Paradise Press De Jure”

  • sunshineIQ

    When is anyone going to hold this president to his oath of office. Or is it just pomp and ceremony. He swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution. And as far as I’m concerned that includes respecting the Declaration of Independence.

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