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The Declaration of Independence: As Relevant Today as it was in 1776

Note: This was originally posted on July 4, 2009. It’s Independence Day. I wish you all a great day, and ask you to contemplate the meaning of the holiday. To assist, here is a transcript of the 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 […]

Tyranny is the type of government our founders rejected

We need to get back to the basics as a people.  With all the scandals, corruption, attacks on our gun rights, attacks on our free speech, attacks on our faith, ignoring the constitution, crushing taxes, usurpations of states rights, suffocating regulations, and government using its institutions to threaten and impose its will on the people we need to find our way back to liberty and reject tyranny.  Take a good look, because this is what a soft tyranny looks like and we own it!.  This is the type of government our Founding Fathers rejected and we too should reject it.  […]

Video: Great Defense of Liberty and Gun Rights

Thankfully, not everyone has drank deeply of the gun control/tyranny cool aid.  I found this at The Blaze, via the Pirate Cove’s.  Robert Steed, of Vernon, Conn., knows what the debate is really about-liberty and gun rights. Hopefully, there are enough Robert Steeds out there to save the day.

Man is Born Free, and Everywhere He is in Chains… Let’s Break the Chains and Be Great Again

As I sat at a local government meeting recently, I was struck by how amazing people are and therefore why it is so wrong for other people to make decisions for them regarding their lives or property. Man (and woman) are amazing creatures- when free. “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains,” or so said Jean-Jacques Rousseau, but I think I might modify this statement to say “Man is born free and is amazing, but everywhere he has been chained by government.” Too many people believe that the goal of government is to make people better- but […]

The power of words: Common Sense

Note that this post was originally published in 1-9-13 On this day in 1776 Thomas Paine published his pamphlet “Common Sense.”  This 47-page pamphlet made the arguments in favor of American independence.  Mr. Paine’s use of plain language spoke to the common people of America. It was also the first published pamphlet that openly argued for independence.  The powerful words of Mr. Paine helped galvanize a movement that before Common Sense was published was a scattered grumbling at best. Paine fundamentally changed the tenor of colonists’ argument with the crown when he wrote the following:  “Europe, and not England, is […]

No more playing nice in the defense of liberty and freedom

Unlike most conservatives and tea party patriots, I liked the tax deal- because I thought it was a good first step. Now that tax rates for some of us have been permanently frozen at the lower rate, our elected leaders can go about working to get the tax rates for the rest back to the lower level that they were at for a decade, and lower them for the everyone else. Now is the time to keep fighting to lower taxes and push for everyone- poor and rich, liberal and conservative, black and white, man and women- to have lower […]

Whittle on Virtue and Self Regulation

Kindly take a look at this video on Virtue and Self Regulation. That’s the main point of our culture war.  If you tear away virtue, as the Cultural Marxists have so successfully done, society begins to crumble.  The family has suffered.  Children grow up without parents, or stable families.  Children have suffered, and have created successive generations of other suffering children.  Or, we simply kill the children if they are too inconvenient.  Violence and crime have increased.  Society celebrates death and destruction.  These are the products of cultural Marxism. Now, we see, in the attacks on Christianity, the plans come to fruition.  To destroy […]

Restoring Liberty Should be Our Number One Priority

During the recent election most people listed the economy as their number one concern and that it should be a top priority for the next administration.  The reason people prioritize the economy as their main concern is because they can feel it.  Like the nauseating smell of cigarettes smoke, people feel the negative effects of a faltering economy.   It has an immediate and direct impact on their lives and impedes their ability to pursue happiness because there is little to no opportunity.  So it’s a natural thing for people to desire stronger economic conditions because it creates an opportunity rich […]

Has America Passed the Point of No Return (ie, 50.1%+ Dependency on Government)?

Here is an eye-opening article from the normally even keeled John Hinderaker over at Powerline blog- title of post was Why Is This Election Close?: For a long time I have been predicting that Mitt Romney would get the Republican nomination, and that he would then win the general election. I have said that the election will be reasonably close–demographic realities dictate that all national elections will be reasonably close, for the foreseeable future–but not a squeaker; more like 2004 than 2000. Given President Obama’s dismal record, that seemed like a safe prediction. But it now appears that the election will […]

Liberty deserves better from me

As a conservative I’m fighting each day to restore the constitutional republic our founding fathers gave us.  My weapon in this fight is the words that I use in the articles I write.  After all this an ideological war, one that pits two very different views about the role government should play in our lives.  It’s a topic that has been debated since the founding of our great nation.  Great minds like James Madison and Patrick Henry had two very different views on the role government should play in our lives and they matched wits against each other during the […]

Are you a staunch defender of liberty?

Sentry Journal had a good post the other day that got me thinking- are there any real difference today between the Obama-led Democratic Party and the Tories of colonial times? …You see the actions of our elected representatives are in complete contrast of the actions these men took 236 years ago. Our elected representatives to include the President are the kind of ilk our founders were declaring independence from. We’re living with the same type tyrannical forces that were oppressing the rights of the colonists in the 1770s. Our government confiscates our property through taxation, they overregulate our free market, they can […]

The Declaration of Independence: As Relevant Today as it was in 1776

Note: This was originally posted on July 4, 2009. It’s Independence Day.  I wish you all a great day, and ask you to contemplate the meaning of the holiday.  To assist, here is a transcript of the 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 […]

Conservatives Sabotaging Conservatism

I took a few days off after our primary this past Tuesday to digest the results.  Two very conservative measures were voted down in what’s supposed to be one of the most conservative states in the union.  One measure provided an avenue for people to unshackle themselves from the bonds of property taxes while the other measure reinforced religious freedom on a state level.  Both measures had everything to do with conservatism; liberty and smaller government in our lives and both failed to pass by overwhelming margins.  I wasn’t surprised that both measures were voted down.  I saw it coming […]

Warnings About Communism From People That Lived Under it

Perhaps I should say, “emphasis on the ‘under it.”  As we all know, Communism in actual application is perhaps the most tyrannical killing machine ever devised by man.  Unfortunately, as we saw with OWS, many of those would-be Marxists deny that the deaths, starvation, or shortages occurred at all.  Fortunately for us, there are millions of people that lived under communism that can speak out on what really happened.  Glenn Beck interviewed several recently… Your browser does not support iframes. I wish there was a bit more, but I think the point is conveyed. But, as our friend Bezmmenov has told us, the truth means nothing to […]

The Most Racist Racist Video About Racists of the Year

Overkill on the title?  Perhaps, but you’ll understand when you see evidence.  You see, I’ve uncovered the most racist video about racism that you will see all this year.  So pervasive is the racism, that the racists that made it won an imaginary award for being the most racist racists in all the land.  Just be warned of the racism within the video… Can’t you see?  It’s incredible racism to encourage anyone to abandon the loving arms of the Democratic party Government Plantation. If you want more information on the racism, and the racists that promote it, take a look […]

The Boston Tea Party still Matters

On December 16, 1773 roughly 200 men, some dressed like Indians, boarded three ship in theBoston Harbor and dumped 342 crates of tea in the water. It was an act of protest against the draconian policies of an oppressive government.  It was a liberty loving people standing up for the right to be heard and the right to have their grievances addressed by the British Parliament. The main grievance was taxation without representation.  Even though the British lowered the duty on tea, the colonists believed that by accepting the tea under these conditions, they would be admitting that Britain had the right to tax them […]

Why I support Ron Paul

A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled I’m not the same conservative I was five years ago. In the article I describe my transformation from being a conservative who supported candidates with an “R” in front their name to a conservative who now supports a candidate whose first name begins with the letter “R.”  I wouldn’t have supported Ron Paul five years ago, but I do now because as I have said he’s the only candidate talking about liberty and liberty is what will save us. We are in such dire straits as a nation we can no longer turn a […]

I’m not the same conservative I was five years ago

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I’m not real sure the exact date of the change, but one thing is very different about me today as compared to five years ago; I’m not the same conservative I was back then.  Five years ago I supported acts, agencies, military endeavors, and spending I felt strengthened America’s standing in the world and promoted our form of representative style of government.  I didn’t care what method was used or how the task was complete. I was a staunch supporter of the actions of the Bush administration no matter what liberties were sacrificed to ensure the continued advancement of the […]

Do we even deserve our constitution?

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The one thing I have learned in the last few years is if you want to effect change you must stay engaged in the process and address the tough issues we face today.  Now many of you might be thinking there are so many problems that need addressing where to start?  I believe the single biggest problem we face as a nation is our elected officials’ complete disregard for our constitution.  The second biggest problem is the total lack of understanding by the citizenry of the document that protects their rights.  I told someone earlier in the week that if […]

Is Ron Paul out of Touch or are we?

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I will be the first to tell you that up until a few weeks ago I was on the Ron Paulis out of touch bandwagon. As a matter of fact Right Hand Man and I got into a bit of a disagreement about Ron Paul’s belief that we should pull back in the world and stop interfering in the affairs of other nations.  I argued that we live in a much different world than the founders and that we did have a responsibility to lead.  I was sticking with this argument until it hit me; the world was a very dangerous place during the time […]

Parallel Universe Alert: It's OK for the CIA to Kill a Cleric, but for God's Sake, Don't Violate his Rights

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Anwar al-Awlaki, a Muslim Cleric from New Mexico, is on the CIA’s “Kill or Capture” list.  Apparently, it is OK to kill Americans without a trial.  However, we can’t possibly violate their right to privacy!   While the New Mexico-born cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, is the first American on the CIA’s kill or capture list, the U.S. State Department refuses to release documents about al-Awlaki citing his right to privacy. This disconnect was uncovered as part of the ongoing investigation by Fox News’ Specials Unit into the cleric who is a leader of a major Al Qaeda affiliate.  Through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in March 2010, […]

Raising Awareness on the Regulating of our Lives

A few months ago RHM and I had a conversation about how much our lives are regulated each day.  From the amount of water in our toilets to what you can and can’t do on your own property.  In fact our lives have been regulated for so long we don’t even realize how many freedoms we have lost over the last 40 years.  We have grown accustom to this reality and now treat it as a necessary evil to trade off our liberties for a more secure and safer society.  From private businesses being forced to go smoke free because […]

Winning the Ideological war one Person at a Time

The other day I learned that an individual I had a few political debates with in the past is now taking the time to educate himself about the founders.  His political leanings are to the left and he is now taking the time to learn about the founders.  I once told him it wasn’t about political parties; it’s about liberty, freedom, and free markets.  I didn’t hammer him for his beliefs; I simply stated that people must learn about the founders and the constitution so they can have a point of origin to base their political belief system on.  Apparently […]

Milton Friedman: Free to Choose Part 10

Here is the tenth, and final episode, of Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose. At some point in the near future, I will post all of these videos on a static page. H/T: The Daley Gator

We Have a Moral Obligation to Enforce our Constitution

Lately I’ve been hearing the words moral obligation or moral duty being thrown around like a baseball on the first day of spring training.  Pundits and politicians declare we have a moral duty to protect the civilians in Libya.  Democrats cried we had a moral obligation to pass ObamaCare to ensure all Americans had access to affordable health care even though it may very well lead to a single payer system and bankrupt our nation.  With all this talk of moral obligations and duty I feel it’s only fair to add one more to this list.  We have a moral […]

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