Friday, July 31, 2009

Declaration of Independence

July 1776 the Continental Congress of the thirteen Colonies of America signed the Declaration of Independence. They were trying to form a Government that would be free from the abuses the Colonies had suffered under the rule of England. We are now suffering many of those same injustices and abuses only now they are in a modern way, a political way. The abuses are to our freedom, our rights and our bank accounts. The politicians of today are trying to change our form of Government into something we will not recognize as being America. They are trying to form a Government that resembles Governments we have fought against throughout history, Governments that we as a nation condemned for performing abuses to their people. Now we are sitting back like a lamb at slaughter meekly allowing our own country to perform the same abuses. Only the people of the land can stop this.

NOTE: The non-bold italics are a transcript of the Declaration of Independence. The bold is the opinions and interpretations of the author only.

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.

Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence to formally state the reasons why the Colonies were separating from Britain. The leaders of the Colonies, the Continental Congress, determined that it was in the best interest of the people of the Colonies to break with Britain. The Continental Congress first attempted diplomacy by sending emissaries to England requesting the King to intervene with the Parliament on behalf of the Colonies. In the Declaration he puts forth the basis for what the new Government would be formed on. He also stated the injustices the Colonies had suffered at the hand of the King of England.

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.

Thomas Jefferson plainly stated that he believed all men were created equally. There was no separation between classes when it comes to rights, the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. These rights were given to man by their creator, not by a King and they certainly could not be taken from man by King. He goes on to say that Governments are needed to ensure these rights but the Governments are formed with just powers granted by the governed, by the people of the land. He also states that when the Government losses sight of the rights of men and becomes destructive to the rights of men, the people of the land have the right to change that Government and to institute a new one. It does not say that the Government has the right to alter or abolish the rights of men. Our current Government is doing that and has been working in that direction for decades. Just as the Colonies in the 1700’s put up with many abuses before they took the final step of the American Revolution. Forming a new country is not an undertaking that should be taken lightly. Many injustices can be overlooked when they are minor and do not affect the rights of man. When the injustices come in the form of tyranny, absolutism or dictatorship over the people they can no longer be overlooked and ignored. The following facts were put forth against the King of England; many of these are being subtly repeated today.

· He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

The King refused to pass laws for the good of the Colonies. Instead he passed laws that were for the good of England at what ever price to Colonies. Our current Government is passing laws that are good for the Government and those in power; they are not necessarily good for the people.

· 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.

This is an example of Dictatorship, he had ultimate control, and no law could be passed, regardless of the importance and urgency without his assent. Our current Government is working towards a form of Dictatorship, towards a Tyrannical Government.

· 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.

Refusing to pass laws for the accommodations of large distracts can be likened to passing laws mandating what States will do, taking away the sovereignty of the States.

· 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.

The current Government has not prevented population of these States, instead for many administrations they have turned a blind eye to illegal immigration.

· 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.

Past and present administrations have selected Judges for the Supreme Court based on the administrations beliefs, not on whether or not the Judges will interpret the law in a fair and unbiased manner.

· He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

Currently we have 30+ Czars that have been appointed by The President. These Czars are not confirmed by anyone. They may not have any official powers but they have the confidence of the President. The administration is placing power in the hands of organizations (ACORN) that have interests that go against the form of Government that the Founding Fathers put into place. These special interest groups are granted powers of the people that infringe on our basic rights.

· He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

There is not currently a standing army operating within the borders of the United States, but… President Obama has stated that he wants to have a civilian security forced as well funded and armed as the Military. This is a standing army that can be used against the people of the United States. We already have security forces; every law enforcement agency in the USA is a security force, including Border Guards, Customs Agents, the FBI and Federal Marshals. Why do we need another? He has stated the every man and woman between the age of 18 to 25 would be required to serve the community, is this a method of manning the civilian security force? Is this a step to becoming a citizen? Does this sound like a Communist type plan?

· He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

In this case the balance of power keeps going back and forth, the Republicans keep trying to enlarge the Military while the Democrats try to make it smaller.

· 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:

Once again look at ACORN and other “Community Organizers”.

· 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:

Our trade with other parts of the world is not being cut off, but for decades our manufacturing is being driven out by the Government to other parts of the world.

· For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

Every earmark and pork barrel project that gets injected into proposed bills is taxation without our consent. Continuing Government funded projects that are failing is taxation without our consent. The current Universal Health Care and the Cap and Trade bills are taxation without our consent. Any way you look at it the current bills in Congress are going to raise taxes that will eventually trickle down to all classes. Once they are passed Congress has an open door to levy taxes on everyone.

· 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:

The Constitution, which is the USA’s Charter, is slowly being taken away. Our laws are being altered from a Republic form of Government to a Socialist form of Government. Every thing the USA has stood up against for more then 200 years is being slowly force fed to us while being sugar coated so the American people don’t realize they are losing their rights.

· For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

The administration is trying to bring the Inspector Generals Office under the power of the White House. The Inspector Generals are an independent office put into place to ensure they are not influenced in the performance of their duties. They are a check and balance against wrongs performed by the Government. If they are under the power of the White House there will not be that independence, that check and balance.

· 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.

Instead of using savages to create insurrections our own President has subtly keep race and religion, and immigration issues alive to create insurrections.

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.

The repeated injury in the current Government is that our Representatives in Congress, who are elected by the people to represent us do not answer letters or calls or when they do they vote against what the people have requested. To compound this many of the Representatives will not even read the bills they are signing, as long as they are getting the pork barrel projects they want in them. This is not in the best interest of the people, this is a power play.

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 too have warned them from time to time, we have voted new parties into office, we have written letters, made phone calls, all to no avail. We have had our tea parties to demonstrate the modern wrongs of the current Government. The Government has ignored these signs and warnings. Regardless of which party is in power the Government has continued on its march to a new form of Government, a form in which the people no longer have a say. A form in which the people are little more then slaves to do the bidding of the Government. We will no longer be able to follow our dreams, the American Dream; we will be required to walk the path the Government has chosen for us. Good or bad with our Republic we have the right to live our lives and pursue whatever level of success is within our own capabilities.

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.

Is it time again to declare our Independence? We are fighting a different type of war this time; it’s a war of information. This war is being fought daily by those in the media; unfortunately the people of America are split. Those who want to be comforted by the Government will not accept or believe any argument that goes against the Government. They will have to learn by experience alone, they want to forget their worries and let the Government take care of them, put everyone on the same level. They believe that no matter what class you are we should spread the wealth around. They will continue to believe this until they are lowered from the level they are at now to a lower class. They will continue to believe that the rich and powerful will share their wealth with everyone else until they are living in Government subsidized housing and the rich and powerful are still living in their multi-million dollar homes getting richer off the rest, the servants of the new States of America. We need a new American Revolution, only this time we need to use our votes and our voices, not to declare independence from America but to maintain the America we know now.

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

Column 1
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton

Column 2
North Carolina:
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton

Column 3
John Hancock
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton

Column 4
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas McKean

Column 5
New York:
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark

Column 6
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire:

Matthew Thornton

Are you ready to add your signature to a new Declaration of Independence, rather a Declaration to save our Independence? I am!



29 July 2009

Transcription of Declaration of Independence source:

Open Your Eyes and Mind

With recent events in this country three questions come to mind:

1. When will the average citizen open their eyes and minds and realize what is really happening?

2. How long will this last, before the average citizen says enough?

3. What can the average citizen do to change what’s happening?

The first thing that has to happen is we, the collective we of the average citizens of America, need to open our eyes and our minds to see what is happening to our country. This country as it is now was founded on three very basic principles, or better yet rights. The RIGHT to LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS these are rights only, not privileges, and definitely not guarantees. A right means every one of us has the right to life within the laws of the land, the right to have our liberty and freedom as long as we live within the laws, and the right to pursue happiness both within the laws and within our own abilities. Our Founding Fathers envisioned this country to be a country bound in fair laws not to be restrictive of our rights but to ensure our rights were not infringed on by others, both within our borders and beyond our borders. Our Founding Fathers intentionally created as small a Government as possible with the power being with the people to prevent the Government from infringing on those rights. In designing this Government they designed and set into motion a Republic with Representative Democracy; Republic meaning a Government in which the head of Government is not a monarch and the people have an impact on the Government, Representative Democracy meaning representatives elected by the people and charged with the responsibility of acting in the best interest of the people. The representatives are empowered the authority to exercise swift and resolute initiative in the face of changing circumstances. The collective WE have lost sight of both our rights and of how our Government is suppose to work for us.

Part of having a RIGHT is having the responsibility to accept our lot in life, as long as that “lot in life” is solely due to our own personal limitations. Not every one will be a successful business who legally earns millions of dollars through hard work and lives the lifestyle he/she has earned by doing so. Some of us are destined to be manual laborers and hired help. What right do we have to belittle the successful or to expect them to support us? NONE! We are a free nation with free market capitalism where every one has a chance to reach their own level of legal success without penalties. Why should we penalize those more successful then ourselves? Many Americans have forgotten this or have so little pride in themselves that they refuse to accept this and will make every attempt to have others carry their personal burdens for them.

Our Government has also forgotten what our rights are what their role and duty is to uphold our rights. The Government was formed to protect us from any infringement on those rights and to pass just laws to ensure those rights. The Founding Fathers were wise enough to know that a land without a governing body or to small of a governing body would be a land where only the strongest and most devious survive, but a land with just enough of a governing body to ensure domestic tranquility would allow the people to control the growth of that governing body and maintain it within reasonable boundaries. Our Government was also tasked with protecting our country as a whole from enemies both foreign and domestic, meaning they were to protect our borders from invasion and to protect our trade routes. They were also tasked with regulating interstate trade, keeping the trade between states regular and fair. That was the Government our Founding Fathers envisioned and set into place, not the Government we are seeing today.

In the design of the Government the head of the Government was to be anything other then a tyrant, monarch, king or hereditary position. George Washington insisted on being called President to separate us from the monarchies of Europe. The President was elected OF the people, BY the people and FOR the people, to quote President Abraham Lincoln from his Gettysburg Address. In other words the President was just another American chosen by his/her peers with the best interest of the people and their rights. Over the past several decades our Government has evolved into something entirely different. It’s ruled, not by common sense and responsibility to the citizens of America, but by big money, special interests and political power grabs. They pass laws that protect the well connected elite and over stuff bills with pork barrel spending in efforts to hide these misuses of taxpayer dollars from the general citizenry. The big two political parties have orchestrated laws that all but ensure the common citizen will not be able to gain political office and have turned campaigning from a race for the best candidate to a race of who has the most money. The big two political parties are both working toward the same end but going down different paths. Neither path is in the best interest of the people of the United States.

To better illustrate what our Government deems to be the right path look at what the Government has done over the last few decades to help the citizens of the United States, better yet, what they have done just to protect the Constitutional rights of the citizens of the United States. Our borders are basically left unprotected. Our border guards are stretched to thin to properly patrol and control the borders, both north and south. Sure this country was formed by immigrants; immigration is good, as long as it’s done legally. Illegal immigration is not only a drain on our resources, including the job market, but it also teaches illegal immigrants that breaking the law is OK. This is a slap in the face to all law abiding citizens and especially to legal immigrants. Legal immigrants are suffering undue prejudices because of the influx of illegal immigrants. Illegal immigration also allows those that hire them to take advantage of their illegal status which usually results in abuses that should not be heaped on any human. Leaving our borders open has also allowed relatively unchecked trafficking of drugs, people and violence in the form of gangs wishing to expand their territory to the United States. The Government has also passed laws and supported legislation that has taken competition out of our schools and has taken control of our schools and classrooms away from the administrators and teachers. This is effectively dumbing down future generations and leaving them unprepared for the competitiveness and realities they will face later in life once they leave the security of the school system. The Government has continued to levy higher and higher taxes with little or no visible result; our roads are in disrepair, bridges unsafe, public schools falling apart and our police and emergency services undermanned. What they have done is to pass a law ensuring congress will get an automatic annual cost of living allowance, maintained ridiculously large expense accounts and funded junkets for congress and the Executive Branch all the while telling the American public that in tough times like these we must tighten our belts and do our part. Meanwhile we are all wondering how we are going to pay the rent and keep the lights on with what we have left when the Government gets their hands out of our pockets.

The current administrations bailouts, stimulus bill, Cap and Trade bill and Universal Health Care Reform bill are more examples of how the Government is continuing to grow at reckless rates. If these events do not cause Americans to open their eyes and minds to the direction the Government is headed and what their true agenda is then what will? Why should we and yes it’s WE, bailout poorly run companies? Is it because the survival of the companies is vital to the survival of the company, or is it because the companies are politically well connected? There’s no bail out for small businesses which are the major employers in the United States, and there’s little or no control of how the bailout money was spent once the checks were written. It was only after a public outcry that could not be ignored did the Government step in and make an ineffectual and half hearted attempt at stopping the wasteful spending of the bailout to the major companies. In this country we have free enterprise, free market capitalism which means every one has the opportunity to try their hand at business. Whether that business will fail or succeed is up to the abilities and business sense of the entrepreneur, it should not be determined by political connections. The companies that were failing were not well run, they offered outrageously high golden parachutes for executives whether they performed their job well or not. They had outrageous executive outings under the ruse of business trips all the while their companies were falling deeper in debt and farther behind the competition. So why should we care if they fail? The Government told that it would be devastating to the job market to have such a large employer go under and that there would be adverse effects to home owner mortgages, personal bank accounts and warranties on auto’s if these companies were allowed to fail. In a free enterprise system that is left to rule itself by allowing the good to succeed and the bad to fail there will be jobs and there will be other entrepreneurs stepping up and filling the gaps lost. The only area that really should have been a concern would be the life savings of the American citizens held by the banks. The Government already has a protection for that in place, the FDIC, but instead of stepping up to back the FDIC and protect the citizens the Government threw good money after bad, by the way, that was taxpayer money so where is that life savings going? As part of the fallout from the bailouts the Government has ended up dictating how auto companies will be run. In bailing out the mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were already in the pockets of the politicians, they are now trying to authorize Fannie Mae to buy up mortgages from failing mortgage companies which in turn can be sold to the Government when they become in danger of being foreclosed. Once the Government has them the original home owner will then pay rent to the Government. Do you want the Government to own your home? Wouldn’t it have made more sense to let these companies fail, let smart entrepreneurs step in and start good companies knowing they wouldn’t be bailed out if the failed and have mortgages bought by solvent banks that would renegotiate with the home owners that could afford to keep their homes? Or is it better to continue to promote irresponsibility both in the business world and in personal life?

After the bailout fiasco the Government passed a Stimulus Bill with the reasoning it would put more money back into our economy, save jobs, create jobs and get us out of this recession. We are now seeing near record levels of unemployment and we have a National Debt that future generations will be paying for. All over the country people are being laid off and small businesses are closing their doors. Households are tightening their belts even more and spending even less while dealing with the constant fear that they may be the next one to be laid off. The Stimulus Bill is now causing Americans that have been responsible with their spending and borrowing to wonder if they will have a job tomorrow and be able to keep their home. Even our local Governments have lost touch with reality. Local Governments will spend thousands of dollars in advertising that they are broke instead of hoarding that money and putting it to good use. Just recently the Mayor of New York City decided that during this recession it was the right time to spend thousands of taxpayer dollars to close down Broadway around Times Square to make it a no driving zone, is this the kind of project that really needs to be done now? Where is the outcry from the citizens of New York City? This is just another example of frivolous waste of tax dollars.

The latest follies of the Government are the Cap and Trade Bill and the Universal Health Care Bill. Cap and Trade is simply a way for well connected companies to capitalize on controlling the emissions of industry. Sure something should be done to reduce emissions to minimize our impact on the planet but this plan is not the way to do it. Under this plan big industries will be able to side step emission controls by purchasing permits, if they exceed their emission cap they can purchase permits from companies that do not exceed their caps, that’s where the trade part comes in. The smaller companies that cannot afford the emission reduction methods or the permits will end up having to close their doors; once again this will be the small businesses. The larger companies will continue to do business as usual and instead of absorbing the cost of the emission reduction methods or the cost of the permits they will pass that along to the end consumer, the American public. The trade of permits will be handled by companies authorized by the Government. So in the end it will once again be the American public who loses. Have you opened your eyes yet? Do you see the pattern forming?

Universal Health Care is another bill that sounds like the right thing to do on the surface but in reality is just another vehicle taking America to more Government control. Other countries have Universal Health Care and their citizens will come here to get care. The state of Massachusetts has Universal Health Care and they are going broke, they are to the point of cutting people out of the health care plan. Working legal immigrants are being cut from the State Health Care Plan in an attempt to save money, they are here legally and have become citizens, what about their rights? Once again, sure, health care in this country could be improved but this plan is a step in the wrong direction. In order to pay for this they will be cutting benefits and funding for Medicaid and increasing taxes. Granted the tax increases currently purposed are only to the riches in country, again we will penalize the successful, but how long will that be sustainable? Once the plan is passed the Government can increase taxes to anyone they want to keep the funds coming in. The plan will be run by the Government in the form of a Health Care Advisory Board. This board will be able to approve or deny coverage for any procedure they deem thereby essentially denying you your right to life. There are twists in the plan that will eventually require all Americans to be on the Government plan or they will pay hefty fines, once on the plan a Doctor will be assigned to you and this could take months or even years to occur. With the cuts to Medicaid care to our elderly will be severely reduced. Is this really a plan with our rights in the best interest of the Government?

Every American needs to look into these plans and what has been done. What you will find is more and more Government control, more Government intrusion into every aspect of our lives. If the Government becomes your landlord it will open the door to legal imminent domain, all they have to do is evict you and sell the property to whoever they want. According to the Constitution imminent domain is illegal; the Government has now found a way around the Constitution. With the Government having a vested interest in auto companies they will be able to dictate what kind of car you can drive and how many each household may have. By way of Cap and Trade the Government will be able to control how you heat, cool, and light your house, they will even be able to dictate what type of appliances you can have in your home. You will lose your personal identity and just be a subject to the Government.

Have you opened your eyes and minds yet? Are you asking where this will end and how long will it last? Are you ready to say ENOUGH!? There is no way to know where this will end, how it will end or how long it will last. The greatest fear is that it will end with America imploding and no longer being America. The bailout and stimulus have already sent our National Debt into the trillions of dollars. Current generations’ grand children and great grand children will still be paying this debt and what ever else gets added to it just to keep America going. We have taken loans from countries that we openly oppose politically and socially, specifically China. Isn’t that like selling your soul to the Devil? Only in this case it won’t be us facing the music when the debt is due, it will be our future generation, now that’s being real responsible with our legacy.

All Americans need to do their own research, read the proposals and the bills the Government is trying to pass. Look at how they are trying to pay for them, look at where the money is going. In every bill there are earmarks just to try and entice votes from those that don’t agree with the bill but want to look good to their constituents. If the bills were really in the best interest of the American people would they need to have enticements in them? Every bill should stand on its own.

All Americans need to educate themselves on the most important documents in American History, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. Look at the facts stated in the Declaration of Independence supporting our separation from England and British control. Many of these same facts can be levied against the current Government. Look at the Constitution and learn your rights and why our Founding Fathers felt these rights should be protected. Look at the powers the Government is to have. The Constitution gives the power to the people first, the states second and the Federal Government last, the Federal Government has forgotten this and the states have become dependent on the Federal Government. Our current Government has been growing unchecked for decades regardless of which political party was in power. They have taking and using powers that are not authorized to them and they are not performing the basic duties as laid out in the Constitution. Where this will end is with a Government that will no longer resemble any thing close to the Government our Founding Fathers put into motion, it will more closely resemble Socialism or Fascism, is that the kind of Government you want to live under, or should I say serve?

The Government has already all but killed Capitalism. Some believe this to be a good thing, why should one person have a big home with a private tennis court and a different car for every day of the week while others are barely scrapping by? Would you still say this if you were the next one to invent the greatest widget ever or open the greatest restaurant ever seen only to have the Government deny you the glory of the success you have achieved? Does anyone really believe that those that are ensconced in the Government and profiting off the hard work of others are going to give up what they have just to level the playing field and spread the wealth around? No, they are going to act like the Monarchs of days gone by and continue to live in the fashion they have come accustomed to on our backs. They will continue to get the automatic cost of living increases and big expense accounts, continue to use taxpayer resources to fly off on vacations, date nights and even fly in pizza makers from St. Louis and hula dancers from Hawaii while telling us we are all tightening our belt and making sacrifices.

So what can the average American do? First is to open your eyes and minds to what is going on. Educate yourself and make decisions based on what you know to be true, not what some slick talking politician or Hollywood actor tells you. Learn what your rights are and exercise them. Remember they are rights only, not privileges or guarantees. Pay attention to all levels of Government, Local, State and Federal and get active where ever you can. Open your minds and learn about who is running for office and whether they are looking out for the rights of the people. Vote out the ones that don’t have our best interests in mind but are only there for their own personal power grab. Don’t vote for the lesser of two evils, search out, encourage, and support candidates that are not career politicians and who will actually stand up for the good of America and Americans. When voting is not an option write letters or call your representatives to make you voice heard. Organize or search out organizations of like minded individuals to promote good candidates and to give a larger voice to issues. Americans, specifically the working middle class of all races, genders and nationalities, have been the silent majority for far to long and have allowed the Government to run amuck and to run over our rights. We must all, the American public and the politicians, be reminded that we elected the Government they are suppose to work for us.

Sure we have problems in America. A larger Government with more control and out of control spending is not the answer. We must take responsibility for ourselves first and then take back the responsibility for our Nation. This is in no means a call to arms or to any violent or other illegal action. It is a call for responsibility, awareness, and for action using all legal means at our disposal. Hopefully this will also serve as a wakeup call to all levels of Government that they are headed down the wrong path and that their glory days in politics are numbered if they don’t change directions and stand up for the peoples rights. That too is up to the American people.



July 21, 2009


I'll start this blog off by telling a very brief description of me and why I'm writing this blog.

I joined the Navy right after graduating from High School. I served our country for 21 years retiring in 2001 after spending 16 years in submarines and another 3 years on surface ships and then finishing off my last 2 at a shore maintenance facility. My time in the Navy was uneventful since it was during the Cold War, important, but thankfully uneventful. Just prior to my retirement my middle son joined the Army and attended MP school and then jump school. After I retired I went to work for a company in Albuquerque, NM for about 18 months but decided I did not like working inside so... I turned to truck driving. I've been an over-the-road driver now for 7 years, the last 5 with my wife as my co-driver. During my first couple of years of driving our son pulled 2 tours in Iraq as an MP with the 82nd Airborne, thankfully he came home safe, although he experienced a lot more then one his age should have to.

Driving a truck gave me plenty of time to listen to the news and become aware of what is going on in our country and the world. I'm not a formally educated person but at the same time I have opinions and beliefs that I feel are just as relevant as the next persons. I am a firm believer in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I believe our Founding Fathers gave us the best start they possibly could. It is our responsibility to ensure the work they did and the blood they shed and the many men and woman over the past couple of centuries have shed is not forgotten.

I know there will be plenty of opposing views which is fine, that's one of the great things of this country, we can openly disagree without fear of persecution. All I ask is to read what I write and be respectful with your comments and I will do the same with your responses.