“Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.” ~ Victor Hugo
“Government corruption, overly complex legislation, bureaucratic inefficiency and over-educated academic idiots smother COMMON SENSE.” ~ Ron Ewart
Only men with the strongest resolve can resist and not be corrupted by the influence of importance and position. ~ Thomas Paine, in his book Common Sense, wrote this:
“Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions.”
Without honor in the people and in government, there can be no freedom. Position, perceived importance and the almost assured corruption that results there from, always poisons the well of honor if men are not, by nature, honorable. That brings us to the subject of this article.
In about one second you are going to think that the conservative author who has been writing the articles you have been reading for these last 10 years, has lost his mind. Not hardly! Continue reading
On March 18th Mr. Obama, (it still sickens my stomach to use President in the same sentence with his name), floated the idea of making voting mandatory for all citizens, saying it would change the political landscape in America. I’m sure it would. What mandatory voting WOULD do is ensure that there were more idiots voting than there are now, that’s what it would do.
I’m against this idea for many reasons, all of which I will explain. Continue reading
52 FAMOUS WORDS OF CONTENTION
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
From May of 1787 to the State Ratification Conventions to a monumental debate in the United States Senate in 1833, the 52 words of the Preamble to the US Constitution has been a point of contention as to whether we were intended to have a National or a Constitutional Republic form of government. Continue reading
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Much is now in the news concerning Hillary Clinton possibly using her position as Secretary of State to help fill the coffers of the Clinton Foundation. Some are charging her actions to be bribes disguised as charitable donations. And then of course, there is Hillary’s outrageous claim that the Clintons were near destitute when they left the White House. The lies of the Clintons seem to know no bounds of shame. As Secretary of State, Hillary got to personally approve very lucrative international speaking engagements for husband Bill. That seemed to help keep them off skid row. The truth is, while the story is only now breaking into the mainstream media, the Clintons have been strong-arming national and international funds for their left wing foundation since Bill exited the White House. A couple of years ago, I wrote the following article to reveal some of their most outrageous funding sources. ~ TAD
Many Americans believe Bill Clinton has spent his years away from the White House simply enjoying the good life of an ex-president. He gets a full security team; travel expense around the world; a cool presidential library equipped with full living quarters; the best tables at the fanciest eating establishments; huge speaking fees to share his own two cents worth of opinion on any given issue; he gets to show his face on television as an appointed spokesman for the latest disaster relief project; and sometimes even gets to represent the United States at some international meeting. Continue reading
We deal in realities, not wish lists. We don’t pull any punches and never will. We write what many others are afraid to write. We say what others don’t have the courage to say, in a climate of fear that has made “politically correct” a retreat for cowards. In the end, it is up to the reader to determine for him or herself whether we have the best interests of a free America and the individual rights of all Americans, at heart. Each reader of what we write has the option to accept or reject our arguments, premises, or opinions. If the reader is offended by what we write, it is their issue to resolve, not ours. It is their right to make that judgment but it is not up to us to care one way or another. Because, in a free society, it is the fearless expression of ideas, whether benign or controversial, that stirs the pot of free thought and gives it life, as well as advancing the principles of liberty.
So let’s face it ladies and gentlemen. Freedom is a facade, an illusion, a fantasy, a mirage. You have the perception and the presumption of being free in America but the perception is a lie. Freedom means having the freedom to choose and making decisions for your self and those in your charge. Freedom also means taking responsibility for your actions and respecting the rights of others. Continue reading
I know for a lot of people legalize or legal mumbo jumbo is confusing. Believe me, I fully understand because some of it is still confusing to me. But the more I read about it the more I begin to understand it. That being said, some of what I am going to talk about may take repeated readings for you to understand. First, let’s start with some very basics.
Prior to the Constitution being ratified in 1789 we did not have 3 branches of government, there was only the Congress, and they were weak and unable to fully manage the affairs of a young nation. So a group of men got together in Philadelphia and sought to remedy the flaws in the Articles of Confederation. After coming up with this ‘new’ Constitution they had to get the states approval for it to go into effect. Continue reading
I knew this lady was going places, and she did.
Right down on the bed as she hungrily pulled me
on top of her, then took off like a bucking bronco.
Angry White Male and the Horse He Rode In On – Rick Biesada
Will this be the man who finally brings her down?
If a cat has nine lives, I wonder how many lives a bucking bronco has?
The reason why I ask this inquisitive question is because I see that my old heroine, O’l Paint, Hillary Clinton, has gotten herself into another jam, only this time, she may not be able to lie her way out of it.
I marveled at the ease of Hillary’s ability to lie, ever since I heard her telling a fib to her parents where we met at Chicago’s Trip Lounge, where I worked as a bouncer years ago.
She told them that I was going to take her out for breakfast when in fact, we went to a seedy motel instead. Continue reading
The wounding of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, and earlier in New York City the assassination of two police officers are disturbing events for all Americans as they represent a hostility that threatens a safe, secure society wherever one lives.
Shooting police is an invitation to anarchy. That there have been protests and parades of late advocating this should be a matter of deep concern to all of us, no matter our race. Continue reading
Last Friday at work I mentioned to a friend that I as getting a tattoo this weekend of a Minuteman with the word Oathkeeper above him. My friend jokingly said something like it was sure to reserve me a bunk in a FEMA camp. After I got the tattoo I sent photos of it out to some friends via e-mail and one responded that now I am ‘officially’ a terrorist. While I take these comments seriously, I do find them funny to a certain extent. Allow me to explain why I say that.
I fully realize that, with the current political climate in America, that public displays of patriotism, or at least public displays of the Founding principles, are not widely accepted as being politically correct. Self-reliance, limited government, gun rights, opposition to the war on terror, and a whole host of other beliefs can easily get one labeled as anti-social or a threat to the government. My fears about this were confirmed in 2009 when the Missouri Information Analysis Center issued a report listing Ron Paul supporters, people who display political bumper stickers, equating them with hate groups and potential domestic terrorists. I see this trend increasing as more and more people are becoming unhappy with the direction their government is taking this country because the government fears that the people will one day rise up against it so they have to begin labeling us as potential threats to its very existence. Continue reading
Time always runs forward. It has no backward component for all practical purposes. What has taken place IS and no matter how we may wish it otherwise, history will record it for all to see. If we have made a mistake, in some cases we can reverse it. In others, reversal is simply impossible and all we can do is pay for the mistake and move on. But what if governments make mistakes? They very rarely pay for it because their money is our money. And they vary rarely apologize for it, because they don’t have to. They just promote the perpetrator, or they appropriate more of our money to pay for the mistake, while we stand in docile anguish at their audacity.
We just learned that your federal government is either wasting or losing $125 Billion in Medicare, Medicaid and another government program ….. EVERY YEAR!
Authors note: If we were to believe what most of us were taught in the public fool system, we would believe that in May of 1787, a group of very special people who were divinely inspired, met during the hot summer months and with the blessings and guidance of the almighty, created a governing document for the ages. As nice and comfortable a parable as that might be, simply put, the facts do not support the thesis. ~ M.G.
A frequent subject for today is “transparency” in government. Much like the Fountain of Youth or Bigfoot, transparency in government is quite elusive and is arguably just as much a myth. Those who met in Philadelphia in May 1787 certainly did everything within their power to make sure the proceedings there were kept from the prying ears and eyes of the public. The meetings were held on the second floor, the windows were covered and there was a guard placed at the entrance. There was also the solemn promise among the delegates that the particulars of those proceedings would not be made public for fifty years. Continue reading
Were I to write an article about our system of government and style it after the first chapter of the Book of Genesis I might begin by saying, “In the beginning there was man, and man was without government.” All joking aside, when one considers what is the nature of and purpose for government one must consider that age old question, “What came first; the chicken or the egg?” In this particular instance the answer is obvious, man came first. Mankind existed long before government was ever thought of. Therefore if man existed prior to government, so did man’s rights.
That is why that quote from Locke’s Second Treatise is so vitally important to understand, “To understand political power right, and derive it from its original, we must consider, what state all men are naturally in, and that is, a state of perfect freedom to order their actions, and dispose of their possessions and persons, as they think fit, within the bounds of the law of nature, without asking leave, or depending upon the will of any other man.” Continue reading
I know that these commentaries I write may be read by a few people here and there, but for the most part the people who read them are those of like mind and not the folks I was hoping to reach. I’ve yet to hear from anyone who told me that something I had written gave them any sudden insight or changed the way they thought about something. Yet I continue to write them nonetheless because the truth is important and it does not matter if no one reads or heeds it, the truth needs to be told whether people listen or not.
This little missive is going to cover the First Amendment to the Constitution, specifically the religious freedom part of the First Amendment. The First Amendment says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Before there can be any discussion about the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom one thing must be made perfectly clear. The First Amendment is not about God or whether or not you believe in Him. The first part of the First Amendment is about your right to worship, or not worship, as you see fit. It has nothing to do with forcing anyone to believe in God. Continue reading
“When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime you are ruled by criminals.” ~ Anonymous
I find it both sad and humorous that a nation that prides itself on telling the truth is so eager to reject it when it is presented to them. I can understand how this comes about, this unwillingness to accept ideas or beliefs that run contradictory to yours, but if you are unwilling to accept the truth, why then do you go loudly about proclaiming that you seek it? Honestly, if you cannot accept the truth when it is presented to you, no matter how uncomfortable it makes you feel, you should just keep your mouths shut about the truth and continue believing the lie you have believed all these years.
Many people blame our educational system on the fact that so many kids grow up today without the slightest understanding of their system of government and the nature and purpose of their rights. Yet I went through that same indoctrination process and for some reason I was willing to accept the truth when I finally discovered it. Am a genetic mutation because the truth matters more to me than a lie? Maybe so, but I am not alone, there are many more like me out here and we are growing very tired of our government, and your continued belief in the lie that it represents the people of this country. Continue reading
In from Robby Noel at 11:21 p.m. (PDT), March 8, 2015.
So, now what do the RepublicRATS stand for???
Read it and weep.
“To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes.” (Emphasis mine)
In our recent article, “I Will Comply No More Forever, or Until …..“, we wrote:
“I was born a sovereign. No one owns my body or my soul. Not a person, not a group and certainly not a government or a nation because neither of these are the cause of my existence. My allegiance to that nation is my voluntary choice. Although I am part of a nation, by nature I am a free spirit and that free spirit belongs to me and no one else. The nation of which I am a part does not own me and I only owe that nation what I choose to give freely and of my own volition. I only do so because I believe that nation shares my code.”
Based on a recent report from the DHS, that makes us a right-wing sovereign citizen extremist and that, in the eyes of the DHS, the left and Obama, is an imminent and existential threat to America, even a greater threat than the Islamic terrorist group known as ISIS. Or perhaps ladies and gentlemen, this is just left-wing paranoia. Continue reading
Authors Note: I have received an unusual number of comments and questions from new and old readers asking most relevant questions in response to my last Rant. My first impulse was to attempt to answer each of those questions individually, but I have decided instead to answer them using this forum. This will require a slight deviation in the direction I had previously intended these lessons to take. ~ M.G.
It is an easily understood axiom that the closer one stands to the fire, the more they feel the heat. That holds true especially for the fire of freedom. The Declaration of Independence was written when the fire of liberty was burning deep in the hearts and souls of people such as Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere and others. The Articles of Confederation were written shortly thereafter, while the Revolutionary War was raging in 1777, but did not come in force until Maryland, concerned with incursions into the state by the Redcoats, ratified in 1781. Continue reading
Authors note: Several readers have asked about the importance of covering the fact Madison, Hamilton and others were pushing a nationalist form of government. This information is critical because the nationalist/monarchial form of government that was introduced and supported by Madison, Hamilton and others was repeatedly defeated, both in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the subsequent State Ratifying Conventions. Unfortunately, what our founders intended, a Republic, has long since been abandoned for the nationalist form of government the majority opposed. In fact, our government has morphed into a National Socialist form of government not ideologically different than the National Socialist government of Germany in the 30’s and 40’s. ~ M.G.
Regardless of how many times you read it, or how many revisionist court historians write it, there is absolutely no evidence available which indicates there was a groundswell of support among the people for abandoning the Articles of Confederation.
Where might one go to discover the truth of my allegation? Why not to the words of the man who most wanted to change the limitations of the Articles to a form of government much more to his liking; a monarchy, and failing that, a strong centralized national government: Alexander Hamilton. Here it is in his words.
“Men of intelligence, discovered the feebleness of the structure, [Articles of Confederation] but the great body of the people, too much engrossed with their distresses to contemplate any but the immediate causes of them, were ignorant of the defects of their Constitution.”
Of all the creatures on this planet man alone has the capability of improving his life on Earth. Whether you believe in God or not is irrelevant, but it is man alone that has been blessed with a brain that is capable of amazing things. All the other creatures on this planet have brains, but theirs are only concerned with controlling the bodily functions of the creature they inhabit, survival, and procreation. Through the use of human brains we have explored the smallest of particles of life, (the atom), and traveled to the stars with rocket ships. No other creature on this planet is capable of the thinking required to perform these amazing feats.
Yet why is it that so many people, blessed with a brain capable of such miraculous things, are incapable of thinking? Continue reading
One would be hard pressed to argue the fact that we are perhaps the most “entertained” people on the planet. Almost everyone I know, myself included, owns at least a couple of electronic “devises” whose primary function, in most cases, is used as some form of entertainment. One can watch sports, TV episodes, play games and access other venues of entertainment on their personal phones. Watching young people would also reveal the fact we have some of the most dexterous thumbs in the world. Continue reading
On Wednesday, February 26, 2015, Mr Anthony Bosworth of Yakima, Washington was detained by the U.S. Marshall service in Spokane, Washington.
What was his crime? He committed no crime. Mr Bosworth was openly carrying a rifle on federal property. It is not a crime to open carry on federal property; it is a crime to enter a federal building with a gun. Continue reading
“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” ~ John Adams
America is not a democracy, it is a democratically elected Republic. We elect those who represent us democratically, i.e. via a majority vote. That’s as far as we go as far as being a democratic society. The power and authority these elected representatives wield while serving the people are limited and defined by a Constitution, with certain rights being placed beyond their reach in a Bill of Rights which they cannot touch.
A republic can only survive as long as the electors, We the People, hold true to the principles that are contained with a nation’s constitution. The moment the people begin to disregard those principles a nation begins to transform from a republic into a democracy. In a democracy the majority always gets what it wants. It has been said that a democracy is two wolves and a sheep discussing what is for dinner. I prefer to think of it as a society in which the rights of any one group might be lost simply because a majority votes them away. Continue reading
Dateline: March 1, 2015
This past eight months have gone by, and I owe our readers an apology.
On June 23rd, 2014 I moved into my son’s home in Phoenix, Arizona, with the intent of a two month clean-up, paint and minor repair renovation. The purpose: To resell the home at a fair and comfortable profit for the kids. It sure beat selling it for less that what they had paid but two years earlier.
The intent of well laid plans wasn’t meant to be. In a few more days I will be witnessing my ninth full moon in this place, which I now recognize as Heaven on Earth. For those who regularly listen to my daily broadcast, this project has turned into one of total restoration of a home that was built sometime before 1955 and 1962. The jury seems to be out on that one as of yet – but we’ll get it figured out. Continue reading
The Republicans in the U.S. Congress are petrified with a possibility of impeachment of black president because he is black. They do not want to appear racist in whatever they do to him. Continue reading
In politics, it is always about power. It is never about principle.
We’ve all heard them on the campaign trail when the political candidate says; “When I get to Washington I’m going to do this, this and this.” They might even mean it at the time, but when they do get to Washington, they are sat down in a closed-door session with the party elite and the “system” is explained to them, in no uncertain terms. The new, idealist politician is told to either tow the party line, or lose any chance at committee assignments, or more importantly, money for their re-election. So like good little boys and girls who are addicted to the elixir of power, they tow the line. Mavericks, idealists, or those guided by principle, don’t last long in the “system”, no matter which party. Continue reading
It just boggles my mind that people cannot see what is going on in this country with regards to the never ending battle to deprive us of our right to keep and bear arms. How I wish that people had an internal switch that they could flip to turn off their emotions and examine the facts without emotion getting in the way. But unfortunately, Samuel Adams was correct when he said that “Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.” Therefore any argument in support of less gun control is bound to fail because it will be confronted with the argument that you support more public shootings and more children dying. You could provide mountains of factual evidence and have it logically arranged to arrive at a desired conclusion yet you will lose your argument because you cannot defeat the people’s overwhelming desire to be safe and secure from ‘gun toting crazy people.’
Yet that cannot cause me not to try and force feed some logic to your illogical arguments, can it? Continue reading
(*Note: The following are excerpts of letters and personal diary entries written by General George S. Patton in 1945. They are taken from “THE PATTON PAPERS” published by Houghton Mifflin in 1974. Perhaps we should consider their relevance to today’s world and the circumstances surrounding Patton’s death and the complete socialist/militaristic takeover of our country to date. Especially how the attitudes Patton abhorred have become standard operating procedure in our government today.) ~ M.G.
PATTON DIARY, MAY 18, 1945
“In my opinion, the American Army as it now exists could beat the Russians with the greatest of ease, because, while the Russians have good infantry, they are lacking in artillery, air, tanks, and in the knowledge of the use of the combined arms, whereas we excel in all three of these. If it should be necessary to fight the Russians, the sooner we do it the better.” Continue reading
The other night at work I overheard someone ask when our next holiday is. While even I enjoy an occasional day off from work, and a paid one at that, it got me wondering if people just enjoy the day off without ever giving any thought to the true meaning of the holiday they are getting off work for. I’m sure that there are some who think about it, while for others it may just be a momentary flicker of recognition as to why they are getting the day off. Continue reading
When I was growing up as a kid, way before Man of Steel, before Christopher Reeve’s portrayal of him, there was a TV version of Superman with the title role played by actor George Reeves. At the beginning of every episode was the same voice over that repeated the following words, “Superman – defender of law and order, champion of equal rights, valiant, courageous fighter against the forces of hate and prejudice, who disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way.”
What did they mean by the American way? Continue reading
Only you own your life, your property, your thoughts and your labor and all is sovereign to that which is you. You are not a pawn that can be battered about at someone else’s will, or a whim, or for entertainment, or for the pure exercise of absolute power. You are not a slave to the collective, or the elite and you owe nothing to humanity other than which you choose to give, as a free spirit, endowed with free choice. Your only responsibility is to take care of yourself and those in your charge and to treat others with the same respect and dignity, as you desire to be treated. Continue reading
“There is not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democrat and Republican Parties” ~ George Wallace, (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998)
Arguably, one could state the above quote by the late iconic political figure, George Wallace, was the very epitome of the “separate but equal” legal doctrine that has been used as a political football by the American Oligarchy I have referred to as “Clowns in Black Gowns.” As it has done hundreds of times, the US Supreme Court reversed itself from a previous ruling in Plessy v Ferguson 1896 to Brown v Board of Education in 1953-54. The numerous vacillations of the black robed oligarchs demonstrates vividly our Constitution is subject to the arbitrary political agendas of nine people with questionable agendas and frequently ignores the hundreds who participated in the State Ratification conventions in 1788-89. Continue reading
~ The Author ~
In the last several months the Department of Homeland Security’s policy concerning the security of our southern border has drastically changed. In a memorandum written on November 20, 2014, by Department of Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson, the latest of our present administration’s interpretation of law is given in detail. Detail, in this case, is relative to interpretation. I asked an attorney friend of mine to read the memorandum and give me his opinion. It is, he said, full of legal terminology and jargon that can be interpreted several different ways. (Jeh Johnson and Barack Obama are both attorneys.) The memorandum can be found on the Department of Homeland Security’s website and the title is, Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants. (If they cross the border illegally, they are not undocumented, they are illegal.) The first sentence states the memorandum “reflects new policies for the apprehension, detention and removal of aliens in this country.” It is interesting to note that this supersedes at least five other memorandums written on this subject since Obama became president. Continue reading
One thing about Chicago that can’t be denied; it’s a corrupt town.
So much so, that violating the law has become second nature to it’s inhabitants, all the way back from Al Capone, to our country’s current Liar In Chief, Barack Obama, and his double axe handled ass wife, Michelle.
They all have a common interest embedded in lies to achieve a desired result, so we really can’t blame Barack Obama for being the worlds biggest bull shitter.
Cheating and lying is endemic to the Chicago political structure. Continue reading
A few days ago, we received an e-mail containing the story from a doctor who treated a 25-year old illegal alien mother with eight children. The doctor writes:
“Today I had a 25-year old mother with 8 kids – that’s right 8, all illegal anchor babies and she had the nicest nails, cell phone, hand bag, clothing, etc. She makes about $1,500 monthly for each anchor child. You do the math. That is $12,000 PER MONTH. What could you do with $ 12,000 PER MONTH for say the next ten years? Does she pay taxes on that $12,000? Not likely! I used to say, we are the dumbest nation on earth. Now I must say and sadly admit: WE are the dumbest people on earth (that includes ME) for we elected the idiot ideologues who have passed the bills that allow this.”
No, the story isn’t true, but what the doctor said is right. We are the dumbest nation and people on the earth, whether the story is true or not. That this kind of thing is happening in America on a massive scale is not in dispute. Sadly, the stories like this one keep growing. There are hundreds more of these legislated injustices inflicted on our tax dollars and they are too numerous to list here. We only need cite Obama’s proposed $4 Trillion dollar budget that is full of pork and massive income redistribution. Continue reading
We left off with our previous discussion with the 12 people who met in Annapolis Maryland in September of 1786. We learned that of the twelve, John Dickinson*, a man who had refused to sign the Declaration of Independence and supported England in the Revolutionary War was elected Chairman of that group unanimously. (* It should be noted that John Dickinson also drafted the Articles of Confederation in 1776 and was a delegate to the Convention of 1787 but had a proxy sign the constitution for him.)
We learned this convention had been called because the Congress found no interest in amending the Articles of Confederation as requested by Alexander Hamilton and it was apparent these twelve representatives wished to circumvent the Congress in their desire to “strengthen” the government. Continue reading
Even the Usurper in Chief acts like a punk from the South Side of Chicaga – taking ‘selfies’ like a thirteen year old.
Exhibit #1: “What I really think of this job.”
Have you ever heard the word fester? Do you know what it means? It can be used in many connotations, but there is one which I would like to take a moment to discuss. In this connotation to fester means “a negative feeling or problem which becomes worse, or more intense, especially through long-term neglect or indifference.” and for those of you who may not know this, indifference is the same as apathy. Festering is what happens when you get a sliver but don’t remove it immediately; it sits there and fills up with puss and may become infected. Continue reading