“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time,
and your government when it deserves it.”
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)
“The Constitution matters. The truth matters.”
- Col. Terry Lakin (before being stripped of his rank and thrown into prison — 2010) Link
“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force;
like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master.
…The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”
- George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the United States of America
In his essay on civil disobedience Henry David Thoreau wrote “that government governs best that governs least.” I concur with Mr. Thoreau, as does any freedom-loving American. The Progressives, as is their wont, have it all bass ackwards, and feel that an ideal government is that which governs the most, and forces people to do as they are told. Such a doctrine is anathema to the American spirit.
Unfortunately, due to decades of mis-education and propaganda the “American spirit” appears to be in short supply these days — among the intelligentsia, MSM, entertainment industry, and our own federal government it would seem to be missing altogether, or close enough so as to make no difference. They are, to put it bluntly, anti-American traitors (rather than practicing “free speech;” they are promoting sedition). These “freedomphobes” are terrified of liberty, and want nothing more than to have “we the people’s” every move monitored and controlled by an oppressive, monolithic nanny state. Link
The middle-class — the backbone of any republic — is disdained and ridiculed by Marxists, Fascists, and Elitists alike. The elimination of America’s middle-class has been underway for quite some time now, and we are rapidly approaching the end game. The bourgeoisie have been feared and despised by The Powers That Be since the days of the French Revolution — and with good reason. The middle-class comprises a strong bulwark against the encroachment of totalitarian over-reach; much as capitalism acts as a freedom promoting counter-weight to fiscal monopolies and elitism. Link
You do not need a Ph.D in economics to see that the financial policies that liberals have forced on this country do not work. Look at many of the urban areas that have been under long-term liberal control, and you are likely to see the same result — catastrophic failure. Do not take my word for it, look it up, study the results. Most of the areas that have been under liberal control for extended periods have suffered as a result. Do not listen to their twisted logic and verbal gymnastics; check out the facts and they will speak for themselves. Link Link Link
If these places were not constantly having their fiscal fannies pulled from the fire by the more conservative parts of the country, things would look much worse than they do. How much longer will the responsible citizens, cities, and states put up with having to bail out the fiscally irresponsible (i.e. “progressive”) ones? Link
Corrupt politicians (take your pick), corporate “players” (think Solyndra, GE, et al.), and certain union leaders make out like bandits while the local (and national) economy goes down the drain. I should mention the various liberal “think-tanks,” foundations, NGOs and GSEs (Government Sponsored Enterprises) that rake in money (much of it our money) as well. Link Link
Question: Your cesspool has sprung a serious leak in the basement, and the level of sewage is rising rapidly. Do you (A) plug up the leak and pump out the sewage, or (B) raise the ceiling? Congress thinks that raising the ceiling is the answer — “we the people” know they are wrong. It is well past time to stop raising the debt ceiling, and instead fix the leak and pump out the c–p. Link Link
Lately the media have treated us to the Kafkaesque absurdity of millionaire entertainers, and billionaire radicals, vociferously supporting protesters carrying placards saying “Eat the Rich.” Hypocrisy, thy name is “Liberal.” Democrats would be an endless source of bemusing entertainment were they not so self-righteously dangerous. Faux–conservative Republicans are no laughing matter either. Link Link Link
All of this would be bad enough, but our federal government, which should be acting as a watch-dog and preventing such perversions of capitalism, is one of the worst culprits in this never-ending shell-game of Ponzi schemes, kick-backs, and “tax and spend” policies. (That the intent of Keynesian economics was to destroy capitalism all along is the subject for another article — one that will look into the Fabian Society, John Maynard Keynes, the Frankfurt School, Harvard, Columbia, and the other usual suspects). Link Link
I say “never-ending,” but it is all about to end one way or another is it not? Unless you are willfully ignorant or apathetic, you are no doubt aware that it is all unraveling around us — on a global scale. Time is of the essence. Link Link Link
So to cut to the chase, I will skip over the multitudinous troubles that America currently faces, and get to the main point of this article — the status of the “Restore the Constitution Rally” being held in Washington DC this upcoming Veteran’s Day, 11/11/11. Link
First, let me say that I am heartened by the positive response that the rally has garnered from around the country. A group from California writes that they are bringing “the world’s largest instamatic camera” to take photos of the event. A mother in Michigan writes “There are many folks from MI attending this event. I will be there standing tall with these brave veteran’s and [other patriots] on 11/11/11 with my four children.” The response has been positive and passionate.
Opposing “we the people” is the giant corporate/banking/political machine that is grinding away our freedoms day by day. They give out Nobel Peace Prizes, hand out Oscars, and anoint our leaders. They are The Powers That Be (TPTB), and they despise “we the people” and feel that we are stupid, clueless, and powerless. Are they right? I guess we’ll find out on 11/11/11. Link
Unlike the Soros-funded astro-turf productions put on by The Machine, “we the people” do not have access to mega-money and fancy media pulpits. We make do with what we have, and pass the word along amongst ourselves. We hear it through the grapevine, and by coconut telegraph; we send out batch emailings, and share the truth via radio blogs and websites. The word may at first filter out slowly, but filter out it does.
Col. Harry Riley (US Army Ret.) of Patriots For America (PFA) and Veteran Defenders of America (VDA) is asking folks to make donations to the rally ($10 on up) if they can, so that the cost of permits, stage set-up, and the like may be met. We do not have the deep pockets that The Machine has, so any contributions are much appreciated. After the rally a full accounting of where the funds went will be posted, and any money that may be left over will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Link Link
B/Gen Charles Jones (USAF Ret.) recently pointed out that “It is apparent, based on many indisputable facts, that individual liberty, possession of property, national sovereignty, national security, and freedom will not survive if the present political power base prevails.”
In a similar vein, M/Gen. Paul Vallely (US Army Ret.) has proclaimed that “We cannot permit the current leaders in the White House, the halls of Congress and many judicial courts to continue in their efforts to lead us down this road of Progressive Socialism and chaos.”
When asked how people were reacting to news of the 11/11/11 rally, Col. James Harding (USAF Ret.), one of America’s most decorated pilots replied, “Every red blooded American we reach is on board, except those who will never be on board — leftists who have a very anti-American vision for America….” Link
(I am left to ponder where the US Navy and Marine Corp officers are on this. Are they waiting to see which way the wind blows before deciding whether or not to honor their oaths to defend the Constitution? A long and illustrious history running from John Paul Jones, to Admiral Farragut, to “Chesty” Puller, to Murphy, Monsoor, and Dakota Myers should tell them that now is the time to come to America’s defense). Link Link Link Link Link Link
Let me say that if disagreements over the statements made in “A Declaration to Restore the Constitutional Republic” have left anyone sitting on the fence; know that you do not have to agree with every point in the Declaration. There is no need to concur with every item — it is enough to understand that America is in grave danger on many fronts, and that the time for decisive action is now. As the saying goes, “you are not just one; you are one more.” Consider it emergency triage for America, and “medics” (i.e. patriots) are urgently needed.” Link
While some may choose to quibble over minutia, procrastinate over perceived imperfections, and dither over details, those of us who know the value of action will be gathering in Washington DC on Veteran’s Day, in order to throw a gauntlet down before America’s political elites. Whether or not there are still enough freedom-loving patriots left in this country to save America, or make America worth the saving, is something we will find out on 11/11/11, won’t we?
P.S.S. From Col. Riley: “You can mail your contribution payable to The U.S. Patriots Union (11-11-11 Event) mailed to The U.S. Patriots Union – P.O. Box 783 – Hermitage, TN 37076-0783 Mail donations are requested to be sent right away..
You may also contribute on-line at Patriots Union. On-line payments require personal information. In the name block, in addition to your name add (11-11-11 event) so that funds specifically identified for the 11-11-11 Declaration event day program can be identified and properly accounted.
This request is extremely urgent, necessary, and solely in support of the Restoration of Constitutional government in America and the removal of politicians leading our nation toward destruction. Would you please take the requested action today?”
Born in June of 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jim O’Neill proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. A member of MENSA, he worked as a commercial diver in the waters off Scotland, India, and the United States. In 1998 while attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student, O’Neill won “First Place” in the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award.” The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with the money she won from successfully suing the National Enquirer for libel. Over the last few years, Jim has regularly written for Canada Free Press and now has a personal blog, ConstitutionalWrites.com.
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