Thanks to the main stream media and anti-gun political agendas, the word militia is likely to have most running in fear. The word brings to mind images of ragtag red-necked racists running around the woods with “machine guns” and swastikas. While there are certainly radical groups out there claiming to be militias, the concept of an organized militia derives its authority from the U.S. Constitution for the purpose of maintaining liberty and defending the nation from hostile invasions. Article 1, Section 8, Clause 15 states that –
“The congress shall have the power to….provide for the calling forth of the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrection and repel invasion.”
Economic disparity is a problem that has grown along with the nation.
This undated engraving shows the scene on July 4, 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pa. The document, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Philip Livingston and Roger Sherman, announces the separation of 13 North American British colonies from Great Britain. The formal signing by 56 members of Congress began on Aug. 2. (AP Photo)
In January of 1944, in the midst of the terrifying days of World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt unveiled a huge idea in his State of the Union address. The nation had fought its enemies to ensure its residents remained free, he said, but American citizens could not be truly free if they were constantly worrying about where their next meal was coming from or if they could afford a roof over their heads. “People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made,” he said. Continue reading
… after the economic recession because he thought it would double in value
Former leader of Al Qaeda: Osama bin Laden was a keen investor and instructed his followers to put their money into gold
Osama bin Laden was a keen investor and instructed his followers to put their money into gold because ‘the overall price trend is upward’.
The former leader of Al Qaeda said in a letter to his underlings that the precious metal was a safe bet because it would double in price to $3,000 an ounce.
He joined the likes of billionaire George Soros in predicting that gold was the best option in the wake of the 2008 recession. (Continue to full article)
People remember Thomas Jefferson for the Declaration of Independence, which he wrote in 1776. A few will remember that he served as president from 1801 to 1809, but aside from that, they know almost nothing of his life and work. In actual fact, he lived till 1826, when he died on July 4, fifty years to the day after the ratification of his Declaration.
During those fifty years, Jefferson’s intellectual life bloomed. He was an inventor, a horticulturalist, and especially a philosopher. In fact, he was a brave and excellent philosopher. Continue reading
THIRTY ONE OF OUR TOP TIER SOLDIERS, TWENTY TWO OF THEM NAVY SEALs, (and Bart, the German Shephard warrior) perished, when their helicopter was brought down in Afghanistan
According to a White House insider a CIA drone downed the Special Forces Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, not a rocket propelled grenade …
Their helicopter, a Viet Nam era CH47-Chinook was called Extortion 17. It was the biggest one day loss of life in the Middle East ‘wars’ on terror. On a late summer Saturday morning, the lives of hundreds of family members and loved ones were devastated beyond measure when the news reports began to come in. First off, well researched Americans, along with statesmen around the world, knew what a lie the capture three months earlier by Navy SEALS of Osama Bin Laden was. So the instant we heard this sickening news, we knew it was a hit on the SEALS for knowing the truth about President Obama’s big Osama ‘victory’. Remember that night after Obama came on TV to tell us the wonderful news? Continue reading
The Right Perspective on the Future
“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ~ Thomas Paine in “American Crisis” (1776)
At the 1992 GOP convention, even though it was becoming apparent that a draft-dodging serial adulterer named Bill Clinton might bookend the optimism and character of the Reagan/Bush era, former President Ronald Reagan had this to say about our nation’s future: “America’s best days are yet to come. Our proudest moments are yet to be. Our most glorious achievements are just ahead. America remains what Emerson called her 150 years ago, ‘the country of tomorrow.'”
~ Foreword ~
Believe me, I had no time or desire to read such a lengthy report today, especially about Trump or any of the other school-yard bullies in this campaign.
But that particular sense that I live with 24 hours a day, that I don’t know what I don’t know, gnawed at me. It urged me to read it right away. Am I ever glad I did, for it was MOST revealing!!!
My lack of trust for the so-called experts to contain planetary nuclear disaster, made my profound concern of a nuclear weapons catastrophe and their proliferation, all the more worrisome, after reading what Donald Trump found out. After studying “The Subject” from the writings of the experts for years, it has long been my belief that nuclear weapons will be the cause for the destruction of this planet.
All the more do I have absolutely no doubt about it now.
After reading about Donald Trump’s work on “The Subject” to contain this horror, it has increased my concern a million-fold.
Whatever you do, find the time to read this article. ~ AC
He’s been with us from the beginning!
Have you ever heard of Wentworth Cheswell or the Reverend Jonas Clark? How about Peter Salem? If you haven’t, don’t feel bad. I didn’t know either and I taught history.
With all the chatter about February being Black History Month, I thought I would throw myself into the fray to offer a little sneak peek into the history we never learned in school.
Frankly, I have never been a fan of Black History Month. No, I’m not a racist. To me, history ought to be taught through a more integrative rather than separatist approach. The fact of the matter is black and white Americans have often worked side by side contributing to our rich history — a history that dates back to our nation’s founding. Continue reading
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: You might think you know, but you’re probably wrong.
Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 1: How many Africans were taken to the United States during the entire history of the slave trade?
Perhaps you, like me, were raised essentially to think of the slave experience primarily in terms of our black ancestors here in the United States. In other words, slavery was primarily about us, right, from Crispus Attucks and Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Banneker and Richard Allen, all the way to Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass. Think of this as an instance of what we might think of as African-American exceptionalism. (In other words, if it’s in “the black Experience,” it’s got to be about black Americans.) Well, think again… Continue reading
On this day in 1853, James Gadsden, the U.S. minister to Mexico, and Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the president of Mexico, cut a deal that turned over some 30,000 square miles of what is now part of southern New Mexico and Arizona to the United States.
The treaty, known as the Gadsden Purchase, was signed in Mexico City. It settled a lingering dispute over the demarcation of the border west of El Paso, Texas, by setting the final boundary between the two nations. Continue reading
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Did I get your attention? Did I offend you; make you mad? Good! It’s about time you know how I’ve been made to feel for quite some time. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the times I’ve been told I need to stop saying or writing the things I do because they are offensive; incendiary. I think I can safely say that I have studied the Constitution; the Bill of Rights; and the writings of the Founders much more than 90% of the rest of you, and I don’t recall anywhere in my reading did I find that you have a right to go through life not being offended.
However, the very first amendment to our Constitution protects the right of the people to speak freely. People still believe that they have freedom of speech; but do they … really? Or, have political correctness and a concern over hurting someone else’s feelings limited your right to say whatever you want? If you want my opinion, it seems Winston Churchill was right when he said, “Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.” Continue reading
OKC bombing investigator warns Islamic sleeper cells in America ready to activate
Jayna Davis put her journalistic career on the line 20 years ago to prove that a third terrorist, the so-called John Doe No. 2, was a Middle Eastern man who was seen in the Ryder truck with Timothy McVeigh. Continue reading
Sam Tanenhuas lists Wisconsin Sen. Joe McCarthy and several obscure archconservatives as being the fathers of the modern Republican policy. (AP Photo)
Sam Tanenhaus is back. In 2009 he called Republicans moribund as they geared up for their 2010 comeback. And in 2013 he called them the “white people’s party” as they were about to elect a new cohort of non-whites and women. This time he has an assessment of the Republicans as a bomb-throwing, dangerous and bellicose party that is still more unhinged than the last two, and perhaps just as untethered to reality. Continue reading
I recall in my youth thinking that the Civil War (1861-1865) was ancient history. As with most children, anything that occurred before my birth was ancient. In point of fact, the Civil War had ended just 72 years before I was born in 1937 and there were likely some men still alive who had fought in it or recalled it as youth.
I suspect that the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, the day that Franklin Delano Roosevelt said will live in infamy is ancient history to several recent generations of Americans, many of whom are the aging baby boomers born after our troops returned home, married, and began to raise families after 1945, the year World War II ended.
What I fear most is that the children and grandchildren of those baby boomers may not even know what occurred on that Sunday morning 74 years ago. Continue reading
R.I.P. America, June 26, 2015. I left the jungles on January 6, 1970, but feel that I have never stopped fighting one damned war after another.
Saddle up Brother’s and Sister’s. Saddle up!
I am the Confederate Battle Flag. My design is based upon the Saint Andrew’s Cross of Scotland. Some prefer to call me the “Rebel Flag”. Either name I will wear with honor. There is certainly no shame in being called Confederate, as the people who bore that same honorable title are remembered for their bravery on the field of battle, a Southern culture built upon hard work, and faith in God. As for the name “Rebel”, it was the Revolutionary War soldier and outstanding pamphleteer, Thomas Paine, in his series “The American Crisis“, said: “Let them call me Rebel and welcome — I feel no concern from it“. Because you see, it was George Washington and his Colonial Army who were the original Rebels. My boys in gray were the second to wear the name. Continue reading