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Rand Paul and the Politics of Parts

May 8, 2014 4 comments

Rand Paul and the Politics of Parts

News Virginian ^ | 5-7-14 | Ken Adams

Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2014 11:28:55 AM by Oak Grove

Rand Paul and the Politics of Parts

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky spoke at Harvard University on Friday, April 25th. In his address, Senator Paul repeated a theme he has used in several recent speeches. He said that the Republican Party needs to be the party of parts. Body parts.

 

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A line in the sand is being drawn again

December 14, 2013 5 comments

By Chuck Baldwin

In March of 1836, a young man of twenty-three years of age took his sword out of its scabbard and drew a line in the sand in front of an old mission outside of San Antonio, Texas, and called on the men defending that mission who were willing to stay on the ramparts and face an opposing army more than ten times their number to signify their commitment by stepping across the line.

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Of course, the young man was William Barrett Travis and the old mission was the Alamo.

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How the American Republic Died at Philadelphia in 1787….. | The PPJ Gazette

August 6, 2013 2 comments

 

It is generally supposed, by most Americans, that the Constitution is the founding document of this nation. It is not. In fact, the United States of America was founded with the ratification of our original constitution, the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union (Articles of Confederation, for short) on March 1, 1781.

 

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This document was written to secure a union between the original thirteen states and it was written by the states, for the states. In other words, the states created the central government, which consisted of nothing more than a very weak unicameral Congress, composed of not less than two and no more than seven representatives from each state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The original intent, as laid out in the Articles, was “a firm league of friendship with each other, for their common defense, the security of their liberties, and their mutual and general welfare, binding themselves to assist each other, against all force offered to, or attacks made upon them, or any of them, on account of religion, sovereignty, trade, or any other pretense whatever.”

 

 

 

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““Patrick Henry is widely known as a major figure at the beginning of the Revolution. His name was synonymous with radicalism and dissent by colonist and English alike. It is said that his Stamp Act Resolutions were the first shots fired in the Revolution. His dissent did not end with the winning of freedom though. Henry’s concern for individual liberties and state sovereignty made him the chief dissenter…during the debate concerning the Constitution.”So why did Patrick Henry refuse to addend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia? And why did he state his reason for not attending with the words “Because I small a rat”?”…..Conspiracy in Philadelphia | Planet Infowars

July 9, 2013 1 comment

Conspiracy in Philadelphiaby Jerry Johnson, President,NiceneCouncil.comThomas Jewett writes, “Patrick Henry is widely known as a major figure at the beginning of the Revolution. His name was synonymous with radicalism and dissent by colonist and English alike. It is said that his Stamp Act Resolutions were the first shots fired in the Revolution. His dissent did not end with the winning of freedom though.

 

 

 

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Henry’s concern for individual liberties and state sovereignty made him the chief dissenter…during the debate concerning the Constitution.”So why did Patrick Henry refuse to addend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia? And why did he state his reason for not attending with the words “Because I small a rat”?On May 25th, 1787, a group of 55 men gathered for a closed meeting in Philadelphia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officially, it was being convened to discuss alterations to the constitution of the United States of America: the Articles of Confederation. Some state legislatures had authorized their representatives to attend the meeting only on this basis, explicitly prohibiting them from considering a new constitution.However, as soon as the meeting opened, the outline of a new constitution was submitted. Three more plans were submitted within days. There were no discussions at any time of a revision of the Articles.

 

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The Articles would simply have to be replaced.To make certain that the general public did not find out about the nature of this conspiracy, the convention members swore an oath not to discuss any proceedings with the public…for the rest of their lives. The only first-hand accounts of the proceedings were published several years later after the death of the last survivor, James Madison, in 1836

 

 

 

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Devvy Kidd — NSA snooping: who to blame and what to do… “Did anyone doubt the Marxist impostor president wouldn’t push the constitution killing “laws” on the books to fight the manufactured “war on terror” until someone finally got fed up with seeing what’s been going on and leaked the information which is now another full blown scandal?”

June 9, 2013 1 comment
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June 9, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

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“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.” —Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

 

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This past week has been another tsunami of articles on the Internet over the NSA snooping scandal. Talk radio burning up the airwaves and politicians posturing during hearings. Some of them seem so shocked. Many of them voted for the damnable “Patriot” Act, so I can’t understand why they are suddenly shocked at the brazen data mining that’s been going on for years.

 

 

 

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The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act…

March 21, 2013 Leave a comment

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The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act

December 11, 2009 By Tom Mullen 83 Comments

At some point in the past, the American ethos was centered on suspicion of government –whether liberal, conservative, or otherwise. For most of America’s first two centuries, Americans were taxed less, regulated less, and left more alone by their government than any other people in the world. These conditions resulted in an explosion of innovation, wealth, and culture unsurpassed at any time in human history.

As that trend seems to have reversed, Americans look to their past to try to establish where we have gone wrong and what we can do to solve our problems. Increasingly, some Americans point to the U.S. Constitution and our abandonment of its “limits on government” as the reason for our downfall. It is generally argued by “strict constitutionalists” that the purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to limit the power of the government. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Don’t get me wrong. If our government were limited to the powers granted it in that document, the United States of America would be far freer, far more prosperous, and likely not facing any of the monumental problems that it is facing now. However, that does not change the facts about why the Constitutional Convention was called or why the Constitution itself was created. If you are astounded that any Republican can still claim that George Bush was “pro-freedom” or that any Democrat can claim that Barack Obama is “anti-war,” you should be equally surprised that anyone can claim that the U.S. Constitution limited the powers of the central government.

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Tyranny: The Founding Fathers Took A Stand Against It. Now It Is Our Turn

March 16, 2013 1 comment

Tyranny: The Founding Fathers Took A Stand Against It. Now It Is Our Turn

 

Freedom Outpost ^ | Mar. 15, 2013 | Jim Stachowiak

 

Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013 6:15:35 PM by EXCH54FE

 

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The Department of Homeland Security and police forces label anyone who they disagree with or who disagrees with government policies as terrorists.We have already seen how FEMA refers to the Founding Fathers as terrorists.

 

In the early years leading up to the first American Revolution our founding fathers were demonized by the majority of their fellow citizens.

 

In fact the media of their day (newspapers) even went so far as to label them as kooks, wack jobs and people who needed to be institutionalized. This was an ad hominem attack in an attempt to destroy their creditably and turn their fellow citizens against them. Sounds like what we have been hearing from the TRAITORS in D.C. for years from members of both parties.

 

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(Col Sellin) Founding Fathers Respond To The Issues of Today…

March 5, 2013 1 comment

Founding Fathers Respond To The Issues of Today

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The Audacity of Truth

It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. ..For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it – Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775. The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men – Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, November 4, 1775.

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The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them – Patrick Henry.

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them – Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833.

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Ignoring American History… (As Always, See Reader Responses…)

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Ignoring American History

 

Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Scottie Hughes

 

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:41:45 PM by Kaslin

 

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In times of trouble, I always look to those wiser and stronger then I for guidance. I look to those who, when faced with hardship, found a way to overcome.

 

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

 

Patrick Henry- “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”

 

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Lew Rockwell on the Constitution vs. Articles of Confederation….. | Peace . Gold . Liberty

February 19, 2013 Leave a comment

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…and why the Declaration of Independence is more important then them both:

 

Johnsson: Do you agree with Ron Paul that we should go by the Constitution and that’s it?

 

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Rockwell: The Constitution would be a major improvement over what we have today. But we need to realize that the Constitution itself represented a major increase in government power over the Articles of Confederation, which would have served us quite well had it not been overthrown. I’m not impressed by the bunch that foisted the Constitution on us. They were really up to no good. We’ve all but forgotten that most everyone opposed it at the time. It only squeaked through once the Bill of Rights was tacked on.

 

The Bill of Rights isn’t perfect, but it at least had the advantage of spelling out what the government could not do.

 

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In a rather ingenious twist, even that has been perverted: it is now seen as a mandate for the federal government to tell lower orders of government what they cannot do, meaning that it ends up being a force for centralization.

 

This is such a tragedy. If Patrick Henry could see what became of it, I’m sure he never would have tolerated it. The same might be true of Hamilton, for that matter.

 

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Conservative Blogs Central: Ann Barnhardt Patrick Henry Speech-Thiis is a must watch, priceless!

December 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Ann Barnhardt Patrick Henry Speech-Thiis is a must watch, priceless!

 

This is an awesome speech that Ann Barnhardt does. Incredible passion, love for our Republic and Constitution.

 

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The Constitution: The God That Failed (To Liberate Us From Big Government) by William Buppert « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ THE.GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL

November 14, 2012 2 comments

The Constitution: The God That Failed (To Liberate Us From Big Government) by William Buppert:

“It appears even the much admired Washington was having none of the talk of independence and wanted a firm hand on the yoke of the states to make them obey their masters on high.

Washington’s behavior in the Whiskey Rebellion cast away any doubts of the imperious behavior of the central government a mere four year after the adoption of the Constitution.

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GyG ReBlog: Patrick Henry Predicted The Presidents Will Betray Us! ~ Time Has Proven Patrick Henry’s Predictions To Be True/THE SHERIFF: A NECESSARY OFFICE by Bernadine Smith…

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Patrick Henry Predicted The Presidents Will Betray Us! ~ Time Has Proven Patrick Henry’s Predictions To Be True

Patrick Henry Predicted The Presidents Will Betray Us!

“The president will lead in the treason. Your militia will leave you and fight against you.

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Give Me Liberty! by Karen Kwiatkowski (“the challenge before us today is not an election, or even many elections. The challenge before us is rather to be willing to know the truth”)

September 18, 2012 14 comments

 

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…..I believe the challenge before us today is not an election, or even many elections. The challenge before us is rather to be willing to know the truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it. It is in that providing that we will give up comfort and wealth, embrace our fears, trade away our former dreams and lay it all on the line to live free, and to never submit to tyranny. We are on that path now – as those who went before us – because we have indeed been willing listen, and to see, the terrible truth that a republic of these United States no longer exists – it has been destroyed and transformed into a social welfare dictatorship in which voters trudge angrily to the polls hoping to change things, and yet the only change we see is the continued growth of a centralized security state, an indebted and bankrupt nation that seeks wars abroad, suppression of liberty at home, and preaches a deformed and alien interpretation of the Constitutionto sustain its existence.

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Chuck Baldwin — New Hampshire Officially Recognizes Jury Nullification

August 8, 2012 5 comments
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One of the last (and very best) true investigative journalists is William Norman Grigg. I have admired his work for years. A report he recently wrote was covered by one of the very best

(if not THE BEST) newspapers in the country, The Eau Claire (Wisconsin) Journal. Grigg writes, “When New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed HB 146 into law on June 18, the Granite Statebecame the first in the nation to enact a measure

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explicitly recognizing and protecting the indispensable right of jury nullification.

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Give Us Liberty ~ OBAMA FRAUD GOES MAINSTREAM—Eligibility Alert! BREAKING NEWS! WASHINGTON TIMES DAILY NEWSPAPER AGREES TO RUN FULL PAGE AD EXPOSING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE USURPER IN THE WHITE HOUSE! THIS IS A MEDIA BREAKTHROUGH!…..

July 23, 2012 1 comment

 

OBAMA FRAUD GOES MAINSTREAM—Eligibility Alert!

BREAKING NEWS! WASHINGTON TIMES DAILY NEWSPAPER AGREES TO RUN FULL PAGE AD EXPOSING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE USURPER IN THE WHITE HOUSE! THIS IS A MEDIA BREAKTHROUGH!

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Patrick Henry Predicted The Presidents Will Betray Us! ~ Time Has Proven Patrick Henry’s Predictions To Be True

April 12, 2012 4 comments

Patrick Henry Predicted The Presidents Will Betray Us!

“The president will lead in the treason. Your militia will leave you and fight against you.

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What will you do when evil men take office?

When Evil men take office the whole gang will be in collusion.

They will keep the people in utter ignorance and steal their liberty by ambuscade.

When government removes your armaments, you will have no power, but government will have all power.”
….Patrick Henry

Time Has Proven Patrick Henry’s Predictions To Be True

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Barnhardt: Why The March 16th, 2012 White House Executive Order Is Different

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 09: U.S. President Barack Obama talks to the media before signing an Executive Order to cut waste and promote efficient spending across the federal government in the Oval Office at the White House on November 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. The order cuts spending on travel, technology devices and promotional items. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Barnhardt: Why The March 16th, 2012 White House Executive Order Is Different

Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | March 18, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:28:21 AM by Perseverando

I’m getting really, really sick of these pundits and talking heads on the so-called “right” clucking their tongues at the unwashed masses and telling us that we’re crazy and paranoid to be the least bit concerned each and every time the Obama regime takes another stride toward totalitarianism. And it is EACH AND EVERY TIME.

Let me break it down for Ed Morrissey, and all of the other pundits in that social circle so that you can get your heads around this. We are concerned and even, dare I say it, panicked, because we can see the big picture of the Obama regime for what it is. We can take the totality of the dataset and draw not just a logical, reasoned conclusion, but a conclusion that is supported by centuries – nay millenia – of past precedent.

We are, as Patrick Henry put it, “willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”

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The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act ~ “It was not Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry that led the effort to call the Constitutional Convention, which neither even attended. It was Hamilton and his Federalists that wanted it” « ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

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…The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act ~ “It was not Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry that led the effort to call the Constitutional Convention, which neither even attended. It was Hamilton and his Federalists that wanted it”

By 1787, there were two dominant parties in America. Unlike the two dominant parties today, the Federalists and what would later become the Democratic-Republicans of that time really were diametrically opposed on fundamental issues.

Led by Alexander Hamilton, the Federalists sought a much more powerful central government with a central bank, a standing army, and an alliance with big business that would control the economy.

In opposition to them were Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and their followers that believed that the central government’s powers should be limited, and that power should be concentrated locally (and mistrusted generally). They opposed a central bank and a standing army and supported a truly free market.

It was not Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry that…..

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The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act It was not Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry that led the effort to call the Constitutional Convention, which neither even attended. It was Hamilton and his Federalists that wanted it. As superbly documented in his book, Hamilton’s Curse, Thomas Dilorenzo reminds us that Hamilton actually wanted even more power for the central government than he eventually got into the Constitution. “At the convention, Hamilton proposed a permanent president and … Read More

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The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act

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It was not Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry that led the effort to call the Constitutional Convention, which neither even attended. It was Hamilton and his Federalists that wanted it. As superbly documented in his book, Hamilton’s Curse, Thomas Dilorenzo reminds us that Hamilton actually wanted even more power for the central government than he eventually got into the Constitution.

“At the convention, Hamilton proposed a permanent president and senate, with all political power in the national government, as far away as possible from the people, and centered in the executive. He also wanted “all laws of the particular states, contrary to the constitution or the laws of the United States [government], to be utterly void,” and he proposed that “the governor…of each state shall be appointed by the general government, and shall have a negative [i.e., a veto] upon the laws about to be passed in the state of which he is governor.”[2]

Hamilton did not succeed in getting all of the power he wanted for the central government, but he succeeded in increasing that power quite a bit. This too should seem familiar. At every point in American history that interested parties have tried to expand the power of government, they have attempted at expansive powers and settled for something less than they sought but more than they previously had. With each “compromise,” Americans have lost a little more of their liberty.

When viewed objectively, the very words of the Constitution reveal its true purpose. Constitutionalists often cite Article I Section 8 as proof of the limits on the powers granted to the federal government, but let’s not forget what that section actually says. It begins,

“The Congress shall have the power to…”

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The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act ~ “It was not Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry that led the effort to call the Constitutional Convention, which neither even attended. It was Hamilton and his Federalists that wanted it”

June 21, 2011 2 comments

The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act ~ “It was not Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry that led the effort to call the Constitutional Convention, which neither even attended. It was Hamilton and his Federalists that wanted it”

By 1787, there were two dominant parties in America. Unlike the two dominant parties today, the Federalists and what would later become the Democratic-Republicans of that time really were diametrically opposed on fundamental issues.

Led by Alexander Hamilton, the Federalists sought a much more powerful central government with a central bank, a standing army, and an alliance with big business that would control the economy.

In opposition to them were Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and their followers that believed that the central government’s powers should be limited, and that power should be concentrated locally (and mistrusted generally). They opposed a central bank and a standing army and supported a truly free market.

It was not Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry that led the effort to call the Constitutional Convention, which neither even attended. It was Hamilton and his Federalists that wanted it. As superbly documented in his book, Hamilton’s Curse, Thomas Dilorenzo reminds us that Hamilton actually wanted even more power for the central government than he eventually got into the Constitution.

“At the convention, Hamilton proposed a permanent president and senate, with all political power in the national government, as far away as possible from the people, and centered in the executive. He also wanted “all laws of the particular states, contrary to the constitution or the laws of the United States [government], to be utterly void,” and he proposed that “the governor…of each state shall be appointed by the general government, and shall have a negative [i.e., a veto] upon the laws about to be passed in the state of which he is governor.”[2]

Hamilton did not succeed in getting all of the power he wanted for the central government, but he succeeded in increasing that power quite a bit.

This too should seem familiar. At every point in American history that interested parties have tried to expand the power of government, they have attempted at expansive powers and settled for something less than they sought but more than they previously had. With each “compromise,” Americans have lost a little more of their liberty.

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The Constitution: The God That Failed (To Liberate Us From Big Government) by William Buppert

June 5, 2011 4 comments

The Constitution: The God That Failed (To Liberate Us From Big Government) by William Buppert

The Constitution: The God That Failed (To Liberate Us From Big Government) by William Buppert:

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“It appears even the much admired Washington was having none of the talk of independence and wanted a firm hand on the yoke of the states to make them obey their masters on high.

Washington’s behavior in the Whiskey Rebellion cast away any doubts of the imperious behavior of the central governmenta mere four year after the adoption of the Constitution.

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Give Us Liberty

May 28, 2011 Leave a comment

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Give Us Liberty: “Give Us Liberty

I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! – Patrick Henry

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March 13, 2011 2 comments

…It seems that, under the Articles of Confederation, there were states rights, as each state was considered sovereign and independent. However, with the ratification of the new constitution, that seems to have disappeared.

Historian Clarence Carson has noted that, regarding the Articles of Confederation:

“This bent, or tradition can be traced to many sources. Americans were, above all, a people of the book–the written word–the Bible. There was the Puritan idea, too, of the Covenant, an agreement between man and man and between man and God…Colonists had drawn their own political agreements, such as the Mayflower Compact and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut…Once the colonies had broken away from England, the only historical allegiances that remained were to the states and localities…

At any rate, there should be no doubt that the government of the United States under the Articles of Confederation was brought into being by the states.”Some delegates saw the new Constitution as potentially tyrannical and refused to sign it. George Mason of Virginia was unwilling to sign.

The major objection was that it did not contain a bill of rights and there were objections in several state conventions to ratification being enacted without such being made part of the new document.

Patrick Henry argued, and rightfully so, in the light of history, that a specific bill of rights was essential. He observed that governments regularly and automatically assumed powers that were not prohibited to them. Can anyone in our day deny the truth of this? In fact, in our day, our own government regularly usurps powers denied to it and the courts ignore the whole situation, giving the executive and legislative branches a wink and a nod as our rights are stolen.

Added to all this was the problem of differing views of the Constitution, which seems to have been a major problem back before the War of Northern Aggression….

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Parallels Between 1775 and Today …

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WAS OBAMA JUST AN “ILLUSION OF HOPE?” by Durus Helm (Jan. 13, 2011) — On March 23, 1775, at St. John’s Church, Richmond, VA when Patrick Henry stated: Mr. President, it is natural to man…

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“Paper is poverty,… it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself.” — Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1788. ME 7:36

Treating the symptoms will not cure the disease.

Patrick Henry said:

“Congress by the power of taxation – by the raising of an army, and by their control over the militia, have the sword in one hand, and the purse in the other. Shall we be safe without either? Congress have an unlimited power over both: they are entirely given up by us. Let him candidly tell us where and when did freedom exist, when the sword and purse were given up by the people? Unless a miracle in human affairs interposed, no nation ever retained its liberty after the loss of the sword and purse. If you give them up you are gone.”

Section 30 of the Federal Reserve Act. Do you know what it says? Considering the devastation caused to our republic by the worthless fiat currency known as Federal Reserve Notes, one would think Congress would have moved on it by now to stop the legalized counterfeiting by the “FED“. Why haven’t they? Because 95% of them have no understanding of the disabilities of our monetary system:

“No one knows what to do. We are in new territory here. This is a different game. We’re not here playing soccer, basketball or football, this is a new game and we’re going to have to figure out how to do it.” Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV], September 17, 2008 (Bank meltdown that slapped America in the face. The ignorant Outlaw Congress illegally raped us with bail outs as their solution.)

It is exactly that level of ignorance in the U.S. Congress for decades that has brought America to the brink of financial ruin. Insider, William Greider, author of Secrets of the Temple, said the same thing during his testimony, House Banking Committee, October 7, 1993:

“Otherwise confident and intelligent people including members of Congress – defer to the Fed’s wisdom mainly because they do not understand it….The only players who are left out of this conversation are the American people and, to a large extent their elected representatives. Instead, they are provided a frustrating stream of evasive euphemisms and opaque jargon and platitudinous generalities and, sometimes, even downright deception. As more than one Federal Reserve governor confided to me, it would be very difficult – perhaps impossible – for the Fed to have an honest discussion of monetary policy with Congress or the public because the level of ignorance is so profound.”

Below is one of the most important, if not the most important, set of DVDs every adult American, member of Congress and state legislature should watch. If you are a business owner — viewing this DVD set is a must. This presentation by Dr. Edwin Vieira brings forth with clarity the solutions to buffer the unstoppable freight train (financial collapse) the states must adopt as well as the sword. I urge you to get a copy for yourself and one for your state rep and senator. There is no monetary gain for my recommendations.

Time grows short. The state legislatures are going to open for their new sessions in January. It cannot be business as usual regarding the banking system, the dying dollar and states setting up a parallel monetary system apart from the “FED”. Those who know nothing about the treason underway to create a North American Union and ushering in of a new currency need to learn because the bankers know their confidence game is teetering on the brink. Forcing a “new” currency is just another method to buy time and stall the collapse. This is as serious as a heart attack and it’s as real as one. Please share this with everyone you know.

The Purse and the Sword
by Dr. Edwin Vieira available from the Heritage Research Institute (8 1/2 hours; 4 discs)

Too many people don’t understand how you conduct commerce with gold and silver. Read:

“Gold Clauses” and “Silver Clauses” in Financial Transactions. A Practical Study Concerning Their Origin and Use by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.

(Edwin’s bio is at the bottom of page at the link)

Don’t let the dominant, controlled media lead you around by the nose and feed you blatant, putrid distortions about our history and the Constitution. The book below gives you historical facts and understanding. The Department of Homeland Security is not a friend of freedom and liberty. We don’t want or need it.

Constitutional “Homeland Security” Volume 1: The Nation in Arms by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr. — Most Americans and that includes supporters of the Second Amendment really don’t understand the full meaning of:

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

I didn’t fully understand until I read Dr. Vieira’s scholarly works and columns. To purchase: $20 (residents of Virginia should pay $21.95 to cover sales tax), payable to: Edwin Vieira, Jr. 52 Stonegate Court, Front Royal, VA 22630

You can also listen to some of Edwin’s columns on the Second Amendment on free audio. Listen on your computer, download to your IPod or a CD. Share with everyone you know. As everyone is pressed for time (especially reading), I recorded this special CD in a studio so you can learn the truth and ignore the smears by media and clueless, cowardly politicians.

Constitutional Militia – Just the facts

The Federal Reserve System: A Fatal Parasite on the American Body Politic

William Greider, Author: Secrets of the Temple — Testimony, House Banking Committee, October 7, 1993
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Pastor Roger Anghis — The Importance of History, Part 8

August 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Patrick Henry wrote: “The Bible is worth more than all the other books that were ever printed.

Noah Webster declared: “The Bible is the chief moral cause of all that is good and the best corrector of all that is evil in human society, the best book for regulating the temporal that is secular concerns of men.”

Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the one considered the Father of American Public Schools, urged: “The Bible should be read in our school in preference to all other books from its containing the greatest portion of that kind of knowledge which is calculated to produce private and public happiness.”

Daniel Webster, the great defender of the Constitution, declared: “To the free and universal reading of the Bible …. men are much indebted for the right views of civil liberty. The Bible is a book which teaches man his own individual responsibility, his own dignity, and his own equality with his fellow man.” Many other Founders made similar statements about the relevance of the Bible’s positive effects on daily and public living.Notice that these are not ministers of the Gospel, but…

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