“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages” General George Washington
“I would not be understood that I should choose to march, but as I engage in this glorious cause, I am willing to go where I am called.” Lt. Joseph Hodgkins
“We want great men who, when fortune frowns, will not be discouraged.” Col. Henry Knox
Is it general fatigue that keeps your distance from the fight to protect and defend the Constitution and the United States of America? Is it a feeble excuse of lack of time to devote to perform your duty as a citizen? Is it envy of others’ wealth and income that alters your focus to dismiss patriotism for a future hour? Is it tantamount to be entertained and live in the moment that prevents you from questioning government?
America is in an age of turmoil. America today is in a time not unlike those historical periods where intrepid forces are minimizing and in most cases destroying our foundation.
The day of reckoning has arrived, there is no option for delay in our quest to protect and preserve our Republic. Honesty and admission are part and parcel, the solution as energy and action finish the equation. Our Founders did more with less, yet vision, integrity and dreams of freedom were the pathway to their success, a legacy we take for granted and exploit.
Indifference and complacency have ruled citizens for decades with a consequence of conditions we find ourselves today. There is no excuse viable for a patriot citizen to not maintain the fight or engage to stop the fall from grace and greatness. There is no room for division in the citizen ranks given the understanding of the risks to freedom. We have a duty to question, a duty to teach, a duty to halt corruption, a duty to embrace and a duty to preserve.
We have no cause to stop, no pretext for fatigue and no excuse to fail. We curse this day with unsound logic. The Founders wore full dress and wigs; we have flip flops and air-conditioning. They had an ink well and parchment, we have email. They had a horse; we have the television remote control. They had artists, we have digital cameras. The Founders had farms, we have grocery stores. The Founders had books, we have DVD’s. The Founders had muskets, we have rocket propelled grenades. They had home medicinal remedies we have lasers.
It is Thanksgiving, it is our day and as with all days ahead, that we give praise for the vision and spirit of the Founders, that we may learn and embrace their virtues for energy, attention and action.
Failure is not an option; men’s souls are tried, while honor and freedom will rise in our pursuit.
Thanks is giving.
Hope and Change
Hope and change was promised, pledged and assured for months
as Obama gained the questionable votes to take the seat in the Oval Office and
the Oath of Office of President, the leader of the free world. Thirty four
months hence, hope is despair and the change put America in high speed reverse.
Federal government + Legislation = Politics
Politics + Lobbyists = Federal government
Executive Orders + Department mandates = Federal government
Back room deals + Hidden earmarks = Legislation
Get the point? What is missing from the equations? The Rule of law, the people’s representation, the Constitution, is missing.
Hour by hour we are spoon fed news from inside the beltway. News items cover local, state, Federal and international events, conflicts and decisions. As it relates to the United States, how much of what our government works at daily is actually constitutional?
The use of the word ‘politics’ is ubiquitous. The core of all the banter as it relates to local, state, Federal and international events should include compliance with the Rule of Law. The people have the right to question with authority and boldness, the power is in our hearts, minds, hands and feet. But is it? Do we know it? Do we use it? Was it legal for President Clinton to bail out the Mexican Peso? NO Is it legal to tax labor? NO Is it legal to interfere in foreign sovereignty? NO Is it legal to force a person to buy a service or product? NO
Most disturbing and often not noticed is how the United States is prosecuting the War on Terror. The WoT is a cancer and the fatal cells have found another host, the United States. Our very liberties, provided to us in the Bill of Rights are under attack and the Patriot Act is the laboratory. America is under siege by virtue of an established police state. America has its War on Terror within our homeland and it violates the Rule of Law.
We cannot give an accurate count of the cases that have been presented in a courtroom setting where the Judge’s decision was returned by all that included the words “you have no standing’. Legal cases have been debated in local courtrooms and all the way to the Supreme Court over religion, speech and the right to assemble. Stop now and read the last ten words of Amendment One. It reads, “And to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
This is where we are commonly told we have no standing. Yet, these ten words are the core of our representative republic and they define our duty. Presently, no Judge in any court across the land has taken a case, providing a decision in favor of the people to aid us in our duty of redress.
The Call to Action here is to write a letter to any Judge at any level and write to legislators at all levels with demands that they respect the Rule of law, demand they comply with the Rights of the people, and demand they obey the Four Corners of the Document, the United States Constitution.
Let us no longer confuse politics with the Rule of Law. Let us no accept deals, payoffs, mandates and interference with the Rule of Law.
We must reassume control and understand the real equation.
The Rule of Law + the Bill of Rights = People