Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I received this by email and it is worth sharing:
Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night." So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.

Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So They created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer, then hired two people.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?” So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an
Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one Year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cutback." So they laid off the night watchman.

NOW slowly, let it sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter.

Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY..... during the Carter Administration?




Didn’t think so!

Bottom line. We've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency....the reason for which not one person who reads this can remember!

It was very simple...and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.

The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977,


Hey, pretty efficient, huh???


33 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports.
Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

Ah, yes -- good old Federal bureaucracy.


Hello!! Anybody Home?
Let's repeal the 16th and 17th amendments, modify the 14th, disband the Federal Reserve System, and vote in term limits.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Misunderstood and Deliberately Misinterpreted Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights

On July 8th, of this summer, I began a series on the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution, by covering the First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Rights and Abuses.

In searching information on the Second Amendment, I came across the following article, which I will re-post in several parts. I may occasionally add comments of my own. If you wish to copy or repost any parts of this article, please go to the original source, and be sure to credit Rich Mason and his web site: Tennesseefirearms dot com.

Why the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is Important to You

By Rich Mason, Bartlett, TN
Copyright © 1999, 2000 - All Rights Reserved.
May be reprinted, retransmitted, and broadcast on a not-for-profit basis.

"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." -- Second Amendment, United States Constitution

"That the citizens of this State have a right to keep and to bear arms for their common defense; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime." -- Tennessee Constitution, Article I - Declaration of Rights, Section 26

Across our nation a debate rages about "gun control". This euphemism glosses over the fact that what is being debated is one of the most precious guarantors of liberty, the right to keep and bear arms. At the heart of this debate is not whether the right to keep and bears arms is an individual right or not, but at its core the debate is over the primacy of the individual over the primacy of the government. This debate rages because many, too many, in this country have forgotten, or, worse, have never been educated in, the nature of our rights.

Government and liberty are natural adversaries. The founders of our nation understood this. With that understanding in mind they crafted a Constitution and a Bill of Rights designed to limit the power of government and guarantee the rights of the people. The rights that they intended to protect were those written about in the Declaration of Independence and other un-enumerated rights, e.g. the natural, inalienable rights of man.

The Basis of Our Rights:

Point 1: Government does not grant rights. If we were to assign to government the authority to grant rights, then we would also have to acknowledge the government's power to take rights away. Surely, we can all see the dangers of allowing governments formed by men being in the position of assigning our rights to us. Today's right would be tomorrow's crime. Such is the quixotic nature of mankind. The reason we have a Republic and not a pure democracy is because the founders of this country understood the tyrannical nature of a pure democracy. Rather than trusting the wisdom of men, our founders looked to another source as the basis of our rights… the Creator of the Universe.

Let us examine this quote from the Declaration of Independence:

"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..."

Our Founding Fathers stated unequivocally that our rights came not from men, nor governments, but from our Creator. Since our rights are from our Creator and therefore preceded the founding of this country, the government has no authority to deprive us of our rights no matter how unpopular they might become with the government, or even the majority of the people. The Declaration of Independence continues:

"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,..."

and continues:

"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...."

It is clear from the above that our government does not grant us our rights, but rather was formed to ensure our rights; and when our government fails in its duties to effectively secure our rights, we have the right to abolish that government and form a new one that will effectively ensure our rights.
It is quite obvious from our Constitution, that our government was set up to protect God-given rights, which should be the case for all nations. Governments seem to be in the business to take away the rights of its citizens, which ours seems hell bent on doing.

To continue in subsequent posts . . .

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Religion of the Liberal Left

Rick's Commentary--

The the past several weeks, while relaxing from our move from Kansas to Oklahoma, I've been participating in several on-line forums, and reading blogs and the comments made to them. I've come to some very disturbing conclusions. Those on the left are totally blinded to the truth of what is happening to our beloved country. They spue hateful comments, while accusing conservatives of being racist and full of hate. And why is this? They have been brainwashed by our educational system.

Education used to be primarily a State and local responsibility in the United States. I remember as a child, our parents attending a local PTA, and a local Board of Education, not unified district meetings. In 1980, Congress established the Department of Education as a Cabinet level agency. The agency incorporated much of the educational components of the 1960s and 1970s, along with more and more control of the states' educations. Today, virtually all aspects of educating our youth are managed by the Department of Education.

I learned from students of our current educational system what they are learning. Some schools--not all, are telling the students that Capitalism is the source of most of our economic problems. One person told me that their teachers told them not to listen to their parents or grandparents, as they are probably conservative, and not a reliable source of information.

What began in the ivy league colleges in the East in the 1600 and 1700s, e.g., liberals infiltration of schools designed to train pastors, has spread to other colleges, to high schools, and now to elementary schools. Our young people are being programmed for a socialist society.

Journalists, social workers, government workers, elected representatives, even some pastors, union leaders, and others in society, were brainwashed by these same professors and teachers into hating our way of life in the United States, to the point of wanting to change to another system. The suggested system is a form of Marxism, i.e., socialism or communism, i.e., take from those that have and distribute it to those that do not have as much.

In conclusion, we have a society, in which citizens in all walks of life believe that all are entitled the same as the rich. It is a belief that is so rooted in the believers that it has become a 'religion,' as deeply founded as any legitimate religion anywhere. That is why they teach the flawed 'separation of church and state,' as they want no competition, especially competition that teaches truth. The left is not open-minded. The left has become vicious in condemning those with whom they do not agree. Without substance, they employ 'ad hominem' tactics against conservatives, Christians, the Tea Party, and others with whom they disagree. Their liberal or progressive beliefs are so strong, they believe those who do not agree as being 'wrong.'

And arguing, discussing issues with them, and trying to arrange a meeting of minds with them, is useless and a waste of time.

We must not only win in November, but afterward, we must do away with the Department of Education, and return the control of our schools locally. If we do not do that, what we gain in November will only last a short while, before it gets out of control again. We must then be pro-active in teaching again the aims of our forefathers, the U.S. Constitution, and the rule-of-law it preserves.