July 4, 2012, Declaration of Independence, John Adams speech, Our Lives our Fortunes and our sacred Honor, Tryon Resolves

July 4, 2012,  Declaration of Independence, John Adams speech, Our Lives our Fortunes and our sacred Honor, Tryon Resolves

“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.”…Declaration of Independence

“the painful necessity of having recourse to arms in defense of our National freedom and constitutional rights, against all invasions; and at the same time do solemnly engage to take up arms and risk our lives and our fortunes in maintaining the freedom of our country whenever the wisdom and counsel of the Continental Congress or our Provincial Convention shall declare it necessary; and this engagement we will continue in for the preservation of those rights and liberties which the principals of our Constitution and the laws of God, nature and nations have made it our duty to defend.” …Tryon Resolves, NC, August 14, 1775

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. 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

“John Adams speech before the Continental Congress on Freedom and the reading of The Declaration Of Independence”

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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:

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:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit 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:

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

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.

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.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British 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, 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.

My ancestor, John Wells signed the Tryon Resolves in August 1775. His house, begun during the revolution, is still standing.

The Tryon Resolves
“The unprecedented, barbarous and bloody actions committed by British troops on our American brethren near Boston, on 19th April and 20th of May last, together with the hostile operations and treacherous designs now carrying on, by the tools of ministerial vengeance, for the subjugation of all British America, suggest to us the painful necessity of having recourse to arms in defense of our National freedom and constitutional rights, against all invasions; and at the same time do solemnly engage to take up arms and risk our lives and our fortunes in maintaining the freedom of our country whenever the wisdom and counsel of the Continental Congress or our Provincial Convention shall declare it necessary; and this engagement we will continue in for the preservation of those rights and liberties which the principals of our Constitution and the laws of God, nature and nations have made it our duty to defend. We therefore, the subscribers, freeholders and inhabitants of Tryon County, do here by faithfully unite ourselves under the most solemn ties of religion, honor and love to our county, firmly to resist force by force, and hold sacred till a reconciliation shall take place between Great Britain and America on Constitutional principals, which we most ardently desire, and do firmly agree to hold all such persons as inimical to the liberties of America who shall refuse to sign this association.”

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75 responses to “July 4, 2012, Declaration of Independence, John Adams speech, Our Lives our Fortunes and our sacred Honor, Tryon Resolves

  1. Thanks Cw for reminding us of our true purpose….we needed this article
    to remind us of all that has been sacrificed to insure the common good.

    Happy Fourth of July America.

  2. Thank You CW and God Bless everyone on this 4th of July our Independence Day!

  3. HonorFirst

    We are currently up against similar injuries and usurpations

  4. May the One Who gave us our independence in this special country help us to protect it for His sake and intentions.
    ________________________________
    Could this perhaps be the reason for Sheriff Joe’s delay….attempting to “convince” the discovered forgers to confess?? From a commenter at ORYR:

    Anonymous said…[Reply]
    Zullo is interviewed by Globe Magazine and reports they have the forger & his assistant & are pressuring them to confess all knowledge.

    they are dead men walking.

    DOJ has a staff who are specifically protecting obama’s past. that should not be in our offices. Secreting docs should be the perview of the white house counsel’s office.

    that is probably why obama declared executive privilege for Holder & DOJ: no fishing expeditions in their files.

  5. Comment from far left liberal nut job

    28users liked this comment 1users disliked this comment

    Far Left Liberal Nut Job • 10 hrs ago

    another left leaning poll…..means nothing

    ty for the votes

  6. Happy Fourth to everyone on the blog. Oldsalt80 said that!

  7. Daverg……………..
    I am having a really tough time understanding why America has sit still for all of the feces being rammed down our throats for such a long time, which in addition it appears as though there are no Patriots left in America. It seems as though we have become a nation of seriously obese GLUTONS,who couldn’t care less as to who is leading our country.

  8. “Rush: Republicans clueless in stopping Obama”

    ““We’re left with Obamacare, and we are left with a damaged Constitution, and we have a Republican leadership that’s clueless in how to slow any of this down,” Limbaugh said this afternoon.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/rush-republicans-clueless-in-stopping-obama/?cat_orig=politics
    ==========
    Rush: Look in the mirror.

    [YOU have the info that will stop Obama – use it!]

  9. Cabby - AZ

    CW, thank you for the wonderful beginning to this thread! As I read these historic documents – the very foundation of our existence as a nation – my spirit was moved anew!

    In reading the enumerated offenses in the Declaration it is increasingly easy to make a comparison to the dilemma we are in now. Never before have the offenses of today so mirrored those of 1776. Think of it – only a mere 236 years ago. How much has transpired and how much has been squandered.

    May this Independence Day renew our resolve to restore our beloved nation to the principles upon which it was founded.

    God bless!

  10. Be renewed! I just put my Romney sign on the lawn! MANY neighbors honking, waving and wanting one. Stay all over it!! Colorado is a swing state and the Tea Party just kicked it in high gear. We aslo have the most listened to talk show who is all over the eligibility issue, fast & furious and all things exposing Obama.

  11. That is good news,Katie. Thanks! I’ll take any good news I can get.
    Happy birthday USA! Wish you could receive the gifts of truth and justice for your celebration.

  12. old salt

    we will find out in november whether we still have a nation of Americans, for the american dream, of have turned into a nation of free loaders and communist sell outs.

    A friend of mine went on disability, and he said he had to vote for obama because as one of ten million on disability he knew that he would lose it otherwise. Get this, he is unemployed and got a doctor to sign off that he’s disabled, yet he CAN WORK. He bought a welding machine set up and welding a machine for his wife. He is making money under the table and he’s collecting from the government. This is typical of many americans on disabliity. I can not imagine TEN MILLION as disabled. I feel for the people that really are disabled, but TEN MILLION appears to be an abuse of the system.

    whenever you see far left liberal nut job on yahoo news stories, give two thumbs up please to fight the bas turds

  13. bob strauss

    Obama Caught Begging For Cash…Illegally?
    http://www.westernjournalism.com/

    Thank you, to the Wells family for your patriotism.

  14. Philo-Publius

    “Why is it that, next to the birth day of the Saviour of the World, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day [July 4th]?…Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birth-day of the Saviour? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth? That it laid the corner stone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity…?”
    — John Quincy Adams, An Oration Delivered at Newburyport, on the 61st Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1837 (Newburyport: Charles Whipple, 1837), p. 5.

  15. Philo-Publius

    “About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.”
    — President Calvin Coolidge on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1926

  16. We r not free but unwilling citizens to the corporation. We all need to become d o i people again this tranny hascgone on long enough

  17. Philo-Publius | July 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm |

    What profound words from former President “Cal”! Thanks for sharing!
    He was a very good man, although so many have the incorrect impression that he was milquetoast. What he said in 1926 is surely applicable to today.

  18. I was phoned the other day for a Tea Party townhall, to listen to the speakers and ask questions live. One of the speakers was Michele Bachmann and she said she was going to draw up Articles of Condemnation in Congress against Obama. Another congressman suggested they use the same format as in the Declaration of Independence itemizing all of the offenses of King George III. I thought that’s a great idea! It won’t pass in the Senate, but it would bring attention to all of the unconstitutional acts Obama has committed and put it all on the record. Highest on the list, of course, should be his presence in the White House, but I doubt if that will be on there. Someday, historians will look back and wonder how he got away with so much, and their main suspects would have to be a complicit media.

  19. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th.

    Just a couple responses to some of the comments from this thread and the last.

    JayJay,

    Please do NOT take a small criticism and make it an issue.

    Everyone can prepare in their own way. I know I am, but I’m not about to announce it on this blog, or in public at all, at least not YET.

    SueQ,

    I am so sorry to read about your difficult times. Know that your friends here are praying and keeping you in our thoughts and hearts. Whatever your difficulties are, use it as a learning experience. The Lord works in mysterious ways, dontcha know.

    oldsalt,

    Your comments are more “genuine” than most any comment others make. I for one, look forward to ALL comments on CW, but when I see oldsalt, I know that the comment was meant to be read, and used as an educational tool.

    Thank you sir, for commenting here.

    cabby,

    I also look forward to your comments. It is obvious that they come from and educated heart.

    Gordo,

    A couple of things.

    I listened to JBJD on a blogtalk radio program the other day (can’t remember when, I believe it was this weekend, and I believe I was one of 7 or 8 people listening), about the Texas challenge, and what I got out of it was that JBJD likes to “talk down” to people. She continually interrupted the host of the program with her arrogant tone.

    At least that’s the way it came across to me. I’m not commenting that JBJD doesn’t know what she’s speaking about, only that she has this “I’m much smarter than you” type of approach, that’s all.

    Also,

    The Apuzzo filing will go the way of ALL of the other attempts.

    Just look at this Judge in Florida. The argument was made that to be a “Natural Born Citizen”, you MUST have citizen parentS, and the Judge said NO, it only matters WHERE you are born.

    Even though that’s NOT what the Founders intent was.

    In other words, at least in my opinion, we’re toast. Our Constitution means NOTHING. It’s time for one of three things

    1. A Constitutional Convention
    2. Seceding from the alliance of the “Several States”
    3. All out Revolution

    There really is no turning the ship around. It’s headed for that reef, and there’s no way to avoid it.

    I suspect that your allegation that Obama used FRAUD to get aid for college, is what the CCP will “reveal” in two weeks (and why is the presser on a Tuesday?).

    No “big revelation”, except I don’t believe he used “fraud” to get aid for college. I believe he used FRAUD to become the 44th President of the United States.

    CitizenWElls,

    The information you supply is much needed.

    Thank you for giving us a place to come to express our thoughts and knowledge.

    YOU are a true Patriot who I’m sure your ancestors are very proud.

    You are carrying the “Wells” name with honor and dignity.

    To All,

    I appreciate EVERYONE’s comments, Bessie, Whistleblower, Observer, RMinNC, Jackie, SueK (I wish she’d come back more often), Paxson (I wish he’d comment more often), William, bob, da verg, and anyone else I didn’t write down. Yes Tina, I haven’t forgotten about you either, I appreciate your comments as well.

    Happy 4th of July everyone.

  20. Thank you IB.

  21. Cabby - AZ

    IB,
    Not more than an hour ago I was thinking, “Where has IB been?” Then I came on line (just before I grab some more shuteye) and there you are!
    And what a nice, kind and sincere post! Thank you for the compliments.

    Your comments are ALWAYS worth reading, and you contribute much to CW’s. We miss you when you are not able to be around but understand your work schedule is involved.

    Happy Independence Day and God bless!

  22. Thanks for your acknowledgement of me IB….since all of my comments go into moderation and most of them stay there and NEVER get read I have to say you are ONE of the few here I would enjoy exchanging ideas with……have a great holiday yourself……RON PAUL all the way!

    “Elektable”

  23. GORDO
    Rush: Look in the mirror.
    [YOU have the info that will stop Obama – use it!]
    **************************
    That is a great response!

    People like Rush, Hannity, Glen Beck & Others get me so upset. They know the truth but won’t report it. They even deny it!

    What’s wrong here? Are they all so afraid?

  24. Mr .Wells,
    You must be very proud of your ancestor, John Wells, and his resolve to protest an oppressive government. You certainly have inherited his genetic attributes. Thank you, Sir, for providing us with a refuge where we can share our personal thoughts and fears and frustrations. And where we, too, can protest the injustices imposed on us, We, the People.

    My husband and I recorded and watched the HBO John Adams miniseries a few years ago. At times it was slow moving; at times it was riveting. The series renewed my awareness of the historical events that gave birth to our great nation. The show won four Golden Globe awards and thirteen Emmy awards, which is more than any other miniseries in history. It would be fitting for HBO to rerun the series every Independence Day. Especially this year.

  25. Happy 4th to all. I feel somehow I have let down those whom have sacrificed and dared so much for freedom in the past. I remember their sacrifices, but feel nearly powerless to stop the insanity I see around me. I have but one vote and one voice, and intend to honor those whom risked all for a chance to create their own lives and fortunes as well as have that ability. Everyday I find Americans whom have not empowered themselves with knowledge, or thought about the consequences of the recent administration, and attempt to get them to enlighten themselves. Peacefully, I still hope and pray that people can respect one another and not have the federal jackboot placed upon our necks.

    Pete

  26. From the White House to the Big House: 25 Impeachable Crimes and Counting
    Fred Dardick Tuesday, July 27, 2010
    25 Obama Crimes the House Should Investigate in 2011
    1. Convicted felon and Chicago real estate developer Tony Rezko’s purchase of land adjacent to Obama’s house in Hyde Park, IL. In 2006, Rezko sold a 10 foot strip of his property to Obama for $104,500, rendering the remainder of Rezko’s $625,000 investment too small to be developed and, for all intents and purposes, worthless.
    2. The provision of Obama campaign donor lists to ACORN in 2007 and 2008, more complete than the ones he provided to the FEC. ACORN used the lists to raise money for Obama’s election from donors who had already maxed out their legally allowable contributions.
    3. Widespread voter fraud including voter intimidation, ballot stuffing, falsified documents, and threats of violence against Hillary Clinton supporters committed by the Obama campaign and ACORN during the 2008 Democrat primary election. For more information see my CFP article How Obama Used an Army of Thugs to Steal the 2008 Democratic Party Nomination.
    4. Obama’s refusal to release his long form birth certificate which would show conclusively that he is a dual citizen and therefore not constitutionally eligible to serve as President. Obama’s college records, which have also not been released, would also contain information regarding his dual citizenship status.
    5. Protecting union interests over those of GM and Chrysler bond holders during bankruptcy proceedings, forcing investors to accept millions of dollars in losses in direct violation of bankruptcy laws, money to which they were legally entitled.
    6. Preferential treatment given to minority and women owned car dealerships by Obama administration officials as part of the auto industry bailout program and the forced closing of a disproportionate number of rural dealerships located in areas that did not vote for Obama.
    7. Unsubstantiated firing of Corporation for National and Community Service Inspector General Gerald Walpin for exposing Sacramento Mayor and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson’s misuse of an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant.
    8. Purchase of Congressional support for the passage of Obama’s healthcare bill including the “Cornhusker Kickback”, “Louisiana Purchase” and having the Department of Interior increase water allocations to the Central Valley of California to secure the votes of Democrat Reps. Dennis Cardoza and Jim Costa.
    9. Lying to the American people by promising they could keep their healthcare coverage if they wanted to, when in reality tens of millions will be forced out of their current plans.
    10. Attempted bribery of Rep. Joe Sestak with job offers to get him to drop out of the Senate primary race against Sen. Arlen Specter.
    11. Directing the EPA to unilaterally set carbon emission standards, thus bypassing Congress which opposes Obama’s energy reform bill. For more information see my CFP article Forget Cap and Trade: EPA Regulation of CO2 Emissions Will Begin in 10 Months.
    12. The Obama administration’s statement that a panel of experts had agreed with their plan for a 6 month Gulf Coast drilling moratorium, when in actuality none of them had supported the measure.
    13. Bullying BP to set up a $20 billion slush fund to compensate Gulf Coast businesses and residents affected by the oil spill, to be administered by an Obama political appointee without any judicial or congressional oversight.
    14. Implementing a third oil-drilling moratorium after the first two were thrown out of court, creating a de facto Gulf Coast offshore drilling ban in opposition to two judge’s rulings.
    15. Establishment of a commission to investigate the Gulf Coast oil spill that contains not one oil industry expert and whose transparent purpose is to push a partisan political agenda rather than investigate the cause of the disaster.
    16. Obama’s policy of intentionally not securing our nation’s borders, in opposition to Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution which calls for the President to protect states from foreign invasion, in an attempt to blackmail Republican support for comprehensive immigration reform. In essence, Obama is holding border states and residents politically hostage during a time they are being overrun by a narco-paramilitary invasion.
    17. Department of Justice illegal race based policies regarding voter fraud as exposed by former Justice attorney J. Christian Adams. This includes the dropping of voter intimidation charges against 2 Black Panthers brandishing weapons in front of a voting location in Philadelphia and the stated intention by political appointees to ignore voter crimes committed by African Americans, Latinos and other minorities.
    18. Department of Justice purposefully allowing some states to continue their disenfranchisement of military personnel serving overseas in direct opposition to the 2009 Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, which was established in response to the more than 17,000 military votes that were not counted in the 2008 election because ballots had arrived after the deadline.
    19. Recess appointment of Donald Berwick as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services without even a token attempt to put him through the Congressional nomination process, signaling that Congress’s constitutional obligation to vet presidential appointees means nothing to Obama. The same can be said of the 30+ Obama administration czars.
    20. Spending $23 million of taxpayer money through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support a constitutional referendum in Kenya in spite of the Siljander Amendment, which makes it illegal for the U.S. to lobby for abortion in other countries. The Kenyan referendum was partially written by Planned Parenthood and is designed to legalize abortion in that nation.
    21. The participation of the Obama administration in the firing of Sherry Sherrod from the USDA without due process because of publicized out of context remarks she made at a NAACP meeting in March 2010.
    22. The White House sham investigation of BP’s involvement in the release of the mass murdering Lockerbie bomber from prison. The Obama administration not only knew beforehand of the Scottish government’s plan to set Abdel Baset al-Megrahi free on “compassionate” grounds, they even sent a letter to Scottish authorities stating their preference for his remaining in Scotland over his transfer to a Libyan prison.
    23. The canceling of 77 properly filed oil field development contracts approved by the Bush administration by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, preventing the extraction of up to 3 trillion gallons of oil buried under Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and North Dakota, more than enough to end our dependence on foreign oil and supply the U.S. with its energy needs for hundreds of years at current consumption rates.
    24. Investigations by the Department of Homeland Security to determine the political affiliation of people making Freedom of Information Act requests and the subsequent delay and even altogether ignoring of requests made by Republican affiliated individuals.
    25. The hardest to prosecute in court, but worst crime of all that Obama has perpetrated against the American people is the economic tyranny that his socialist policies have wrecked upon our nation. While Obama has been living the life of a king, including frequent 5 star vacations, dozens of concerts at the White House and endless rounds of golf, all paid for by taxpayer money—the increased transportation and security costs alone are in the millions of dollars—he has called for the rest of us to endure economic sacrifice. The annual trillion dollar deficits and borrowing of 41 cents of every dollar of government spending by Obama is leading to unsustainable and potentially catastrophic debt.

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/25831

  27. “Danette Clark: The Reparation Agenda: More Obama Appointees Conspiring for a Massive Payout”

    “In previous articles in this Reparation Agenda series, I named several religious appointees to President Obama whose work it is to guilt white America into believing it is our moral obligation to pay reparations for slavery. There is also a great deal of pressure being placed on churches across the country to make reparation for their ‘complicity in slaveholding’ more than 200 years ago. …”

    http://rbo2.com/2012/07/03/danette-clark-the-reparation-agenda-more-obama-appointees-conspiring-for-a-massive-payout/

  28. Thank you, CW, for this inspired 4th of July post. The Declaration is such an inspiring part of our heritage. I notice the references to the Creator, the Supreme Judge and Divine Providence. It all goes with the motto, “In God We Trust.”

    When I think about the division in our country between what we call Conservatism and the pseudo ideology now called Liberalism, it seems to me the Declaration’s references to Deity are what is at issue. As Ann Coulter called Liberalism: “Godless.” Man is the highest being according to their warped outlook. The Liberals will make room for the moon god (Allah) of Islam or false deities of New Age, but not the Eternal God, the God of Jesus Christ and the Bible–the Old and New Testaments.

    As Jefferson does in the Declaration, we must appeal to the Creator to bless our intentions. Only with Divine help will we be able to prevail in these troubled times. Happy 4th to all here at this site!

  29. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Dora – Like SueQ, I live in Northern Va and have been without electricity since Friday at about 11:00 PM till last night at 7:30 PM. Our only connection was with portable radio. To keep up with what was going on was to listen to Rush on WMAL radio and C-span also on radio. The more I listened to Rush the hotter I got. His refusal to take on the eligibility issue is what has let this mess fester into a complete “puss” ridden stink that I don’t think will ever be resolved without a complete revolution. Then to top off eveything I caught the speech VP JOJO Biden gave to the NEA(Natl. Education Ass’n of America yesterday. It is the biggest and possibly the strongest Labor union in America. Now that I am back in power I was able to find this snippet of his speech yesterday. It had a shade of 1939 look to it BUT WHAT REALLY TICKS ME OFF – How in God’s name do we allow a Union to be formed that represents a class that works for a government which in itself is a union. All governments (state, federal & city) are unions in themselves(ie Union of the Soviet Socialist Republic). Just think about this – The taxpayer has no representation at the bargaining table.
    Happy Birthday Amerika

  30. citizenwells

    Jonah, et al, thanks.
    I look at the signers of the Tryon Resolves, Mecklenburg Declaration, Declaration of Independence as representing
    the American spirit, an acknowledgement of the desire to leave the tyranny of the past, a new beginning.
    I have been watching “The Story of England” hosted by Michael Wood on NC public TV. One tends to forget what our ancestors
    left behind. They knew tyranny first hand. We must not get too familiar with it now.

  31. Jonah–to the “and counting” you might add:
    1.. Violation of the War Powers Act
    2. Misue of Executive Privilege in preventing Congressional access to DOJ records regarding the Fast & Furious scandal
    3. Endangering our national security by giving aid and comfort to potential enemy terrorists in vast amounts of money from the his administration to the Muslim Brotherhood
    4. Doing nothing substantial to stop Iran’s nuclear development
    5. Promoting the so-called “Arab Spring” to undermine Arab leadership cooperative with the US while helping to promote Muslim groups supporting terrorism and backed by Iran
    6. Targeting and assassinating an American citizen abroad, though a Muslim, entitled to due process
    7. Authorizing drone spying on American citizens
    8. Refusal to enforce the Defense of Marriage act
    9. Undermining national security by disbanning NASA
    10. Releasing a forged document as his birth certificate
    11. Fraudulently holding the office of President, having another identity or identities
    12. Doing everything within the scope of his office to subtly and sometimes overtly undermine the United States, both domestically and in relation to our sworn enemies abroad, specifically Iran and Muslim terrorists.
    As you say, “and counting.”

  32. Happy 4th to all the great folks of such good will here. I was hoping in a moment of fantasy this morning that the founding fathers would appear to Zero in a dream last night and scare the bedevil out of him with one forceful lecture and condemnation. Unfortunately with him that would have lasted ’til his golf game! I hate to admit it but outwardly this is probably one of the saddest, feeling wise, 4ths I can remember. Inwardly though I know the winners and the winning strategy and am reminded of the harsh moments of Washington et al.

  33. bob strauss

  34. Observer…………….
    People who are devoid of remorse are without the ability to feel any emotion. They cannot be SCARED by anything because their minds do not register emotion. These people are also devoid of MORALITY. These are two key indicators of a TYRANT occupying the WH.

  35. I.B.,

    First and foremost thanks. Secondly as you know or should know, you are most appreciated by all. I certainly respect your opinions and views as I believe you and I think alike – just express it differently.

    Pertaining to the Judge in Florida, he initially expressed concern that the Plaintiff quoted Constitutional ruling on NBC definition and the Defendants for Obama did not. Then the judge ruled by his “Opinion” on NBC without any Constitutional rulings defining NBC as being different, rather he gave his opinion. This is highly unlike any Judge to do so. In other words, the judge could not give any Constitutional deliverance to counter the Plaintiffs claims quoting the Supreme Courts past rulings on NBC, therefore he could only give his personal opinion. That alone, says it all.

  36. Dean M.

    I am curious to know whether or not you still believe that Chief Justice Roberts handed the GOP ObamaCare and therefore Obama himself on a Silver Platter?

    As you have most likely learned by now, the technicality of Obamacare did originate in the House and not the Senate, therefore – as Roberts fully was aware – cannot be a given for challenge.

    Last and briefly, as you are aware, it is not the role of the Judiciary branch to make law, only to interpret constitutionality of current law. No where in the Constitutional definitions of our Government Branches – in this case the U.S. Supreme Court – is there any declaration whereby the Supreme Court must take the roll as being a non-bias branch pertaining to individual Parties depending upon their party affiliation, to save face and faith (aka) integrity.

    Hearing many in the media claiming that Roberts saved the integrity of the court is part of his role, regardless of whether or not what is before the court is no where to be found in the role of the Supreme Court.

  37. coldwarvet2

    Happy 4th…
    Appeals must proceed based upon either judicial or proceedural error…I believe that the Florida judge has provided amply for both…
    We’ll see…

  38. Mr.Bill…………Happy Fourth!
    Rush Limbaugh, like others such as Glenn Beck,(once was) UNDER CONTRACT with the broadcasting company who airs their programming. These contracts forbid anything that will endanger the broadcasting licenses of the company. Rush is under contract with Clear Channel Broadcasting who is the owner of several very high power stations throughout the US. Clear Channel is a very old company as is Crosley. They ALL were among the broadcasting companies of OLD. But there is hope that one day a broadcaster will emerge who will say to the FCC “DAMN YOUR TORPEDOS.. FULL SPEED AHEAD”,…… “I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT”, AND I WILL SAY EXACTLY WHAT I NEED TO SAY IRREGARDLESS WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, BECAUSE I STILL HAVE THAT PRIVILEGE UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LICENSE OR NO LICENSE,AND AS LONG AS I FOLLOW THE BROADCASTING LAWS I AM WITHIN MY RIGHTS. CONTRACTS ARE LEGAL “ESCAPE INSTRUMENTS” FOR CEOs TO COWER BEHIND. I PERSONALLY THINK THAT LIMBAUGH WOULD HAVE CALLED A SPADE A SPADE A VERY LONG TIME AGO IF HE HAD AN AVENUE OF PRESENTATION. He sometimes comes very close to doing that as it stands,but he knows exactly where the BORDERLINE is,and you will note that he suddenly clams up. That is in part the reason why!

  39. William…………….
    I believe that you are correct in your interpretation of the function of the SCOTUS. In addition I do think that once the penalties of Roberts decision begins to REALLY BITE people particularly those operating small businesses, or planning to start small business ventures, the TRUTH will quickly emerge,and Soetoro will have no chance left at all to win the election. When you penalise people without REASON, sooner or later they WILL bite back, and with unimagineable intensity.

  40. bob strauss

    coldwarvet2 | July 4, 2012 at 11:42 am |

    Happy 4th…
    Appeals must proceed based upon either judicial or procedural error…I believe that the Florida judge has provided amply for both…
    We’ll see…
    *****************************
    coldwarvet2,
    Every case against the usurper is going to end up in SCOTUS by way of appeal, win or lose. So far SCOTUS has refused to use the correct definition for NBC, and they refuse to be corrected. Happy Independence Day.

  41. There is another talk radio host who I personally think may just one day also call a spade a spade, he is Mark Levin. He is just as intense as Micheal Savage, but is a bit more eloquent in his attorney type polished grammar. He is one to tune in on if he is available over your local 5 killowatter! He makes VALID points. Great character!

  42. oldsalt79 | July 4, 2012 at 11:20 am |

    Very true my friend.

    I still remember one of my most difficult courses in college as an elective which I thought would be an easy course, Art appreciation. Instead, it became one of the most difficult courses I had encountered. Physics was a breeze compared too….

    One of many historical studies during that course was interpretation of various Arts, in this case sculpture. A simple yet complex piece clearly shows what you a denoting in your comments. Without God, there is no morality. Without self conviction within ones soul, there can be no sense of Gods Law. Without Gods law, there can be no law of man with Justice. Without justice, there is no stability within man or government. Without true Justice and God, there is no forgiveness and leniency. Without each, there is only tyranny to grow and prosper.

    As your round each of the 4 corners of the sculpture, it all leads back to the first, Gods Law.

    I had forgotten about that paper I wrote so many years ago during my days. But you are correct and reminded me of it, thanks..

  43. Bob Strauss…………..Happy Fourth!
    Do you suppose that Roberts has no clue that the SCOTUS has in the past ventured into the NBC issue……twice. Or is it that he is well aware of it all but is simply…. like Thomas said….avoiding the issue. It would seem to me that if they are avoiding the issue then they are practicing EVASION of their basic reason for being what they are,and who they are. which in my way of thinking makes the SCOTUS a USELESS ENTITY.

  44. bob strauss

    oldsalt79 | July 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm |

    There is another talk radio host who I personally think may just one day also call a spade a spade, he is Mark Levin. He is just as intense as Micheal Savage, but is a bit more eloquent in his attorney type polished grammar. He is one to tune in on if he is available over your local 5 killowatter! He makes VALID points. Great character!
    *********************
    oldsalt79,
    Michael Savage has not pulled any punches when it comes to telling the truth about the usurper. Problem is, the “right people” are not listening, or are being politically correct, and don’t want to start a race war. Either way they are violating their oath to the Constitution, allowing a dual citizen to usurp the presidency.

  45. oldsalt79 | July 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm |

    OldSalt. I agree with you my friend. Whecanidate n the people really begin to feel the true financial impact of Obamcare, there will indeed be a majority in dissent against him.

    Unfortunately, most of those taxes wont take place until 2014. Was this by design? It seems odd to me for the Dems to place Obamacare in place as law, but lay in wait for the massive taxes and jobs losses to take effect until “After” his second run of President, rather than immediately.

    Additionally, I am wondering if the GOP is really giving a half/ass effort to even win in 2012 knowing full well the Euro financial effects which will not be fully felt until 2013 as predicted by most of the senior Economists. In other words, if a GOP wins in 2012, then in 2013 when the Euro collapses, who’s fault will that be? Whomever is in the Presidency is who.

    I cannot help to wonder if the GOP is really throwing this away intentionally as a future strategy….

  46. By the way,
    Thank you personally from my heart and my families for all those Veterans that have served our beloved Country AMERICA.

    I cannot thank you enough…

  47. Here is a thought for whatever…………I am wondering how a recent college grad would fare if he was to take a HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR LEVEL SAT exam which was prepared by a 1940s test administrator.

  48. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Am I the only person who thinks the botched up swearing in of Obama(by Justice Roberts) on the capitol steps and then re doing it again in the White House WITHOUT THE BIBLE has some bearing on his behavior??

  49. bob strauss

    William,
    I think the GOP is doing fine, and with the help of the independent voters, will blow these dems away in the next election. It will be payback for being lied to for four years, and being treated as subjects instead as Sovereign Citizens. The silent majority will show up in Nov, and take care of business, seeing as our representatives won’t do it. Hopefully it will put the fear into the rest of the stupid mouth pieces in DC, to shape up, and obey their oaths.

    Happy Independence Day.

  50. Freedom isn’t free….
    just ask the man with the rifle, he knows

    Happy Birthday America, may you never forget the price of freedom

  51. The Man With The Rifle

    Men may argue forever on what wins their wars,
    and welter in cons and pros,
    And seek for the answer at history’s doors,
    but the man with the rifle knows.

    He must stand on the ground on his own two feet
    and he’s never in doubt when it’s won.
    If it’s won he’s there, if he’s not it’s defeat;
    that’s his test when the fighting is done.

    When he carries the fight, it’s not with a roar
    of armored wings spitting death.
    It’s creep and crawl on the earthen floor
    butt down and holding his breath.

    Saving his strength for the last low rush;
    grenade throwing and bayonet thrust.
    And the whispered prayer before he goes in
    of a man who does what he must.

    And when he’s attacked, he can’t zoom away
    when the shells fill the world with their sound.
    He stays where he is, loosens his spade,
    and digs his defense in the ground.

    That ground isn’t ours till he’s there in the flesh;
    not a gadget, or a bomb, but a man,
    He’s the answer to theories which start afresh
    with each peace since war began.

    So let the wide circle of argument rage
    on what wins as man comes and goes.
    Many new theories may hold center stage,
    but the man with the rifle knows.

  52. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    PLEASE READ – While in my 4 day loss of power I listened to c-span on portable radio. As most of you who follow c-span know, Brian Lamb is the respected founder of this program that lets us watch our government in(action). They have a book review on radio and I heard Brian interview Gretchen Morgenson who wrote “Reckless Endangerment”. This gives the whole sordid history of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac.

    http://www.usatoday.com/money/books/reviews/2011-06-17-reckless-endangerment-mortgage-crisis_n.htm

    GOD HELP US

  53. bob strauss

    oldsalt79 | July 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm |

    Bob Strauss…………..Happy Fourth!
    Do you suppose that Roberts has no clue that the SCOTUS has in the past ventured into the NBC issue……twice. Or is it that he is well aware of it all but is simply…. like Thomas said….avoiding the issue. It would seem to me that if they are avoiding the issue then they are practicing EVASION of their basic reason for being what they are,and who they are. which in my way of thinking makes the SCOTUS a USELESS ENTITY.
    *******************************
    After the latest SCOTUS decision, I have lost all faith in the SCOTUS. They have become part of the socialist agenda, along with the House and Senate. The government has become one branch of government, the socialist branch, led by dictator Soetoro.

    Happy Independence Day.

  54. bob strauss

    Mr. Bill(ms. helga) | July 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm |

    Am I the only person who thinks the botched up swearing in of Obama(by Justice Roberts) on the capitol steps and then re doing it again in the White House WITHOUT THE BIBLE has some bearing on his behavior??
    *****************
    Very strange, indeed. Only time in history. Could it be they were worried about “qualifying” the usurper?

  55. OldSalt,

    Here is the answer to your question of which you already are aware of. They fail in comparison too…. I will place the links for those that do not know. OldSalt does know and he is correct.. View them in order.

    OldSalt, there is another link I cannot find at this time, it was called “yesteryears Seniors – today’s college Grads”. It was a huge mismatch. Although with the links below for Dr. Walter Williams (of which I am a huge fan of) you may be able to find it.

    http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/articles/09/FraudInAcademia.htm
    http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/articles/08/AcademicMismatchII.htm
    http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/articles/07/academiccesspoolsII.htm
    http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/articles/07/academic%20cesspools.htm
    http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/articles/07/academicslums.htm
    http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/articles/08/AcademicMismatchI.htm
    http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/articles/08/AcademicMismatchII.htm

  56. Happy 4th!

  57. Cabby - AZ

    Hi William,
    Good to see you here today! Your concerns about the GOP are valid, imho. Rupert Murdoch is not one of my favorites, but he and others are expressing concern that unless Romney and the GOP start realizing that they are up against the Chicago politicians (crooks), Obama will win or it will be a very close race. I tend to feel that Romney will not take off the kid gloves. Maybe it is all intentional? Long-ranging GOP planning, as you suggest?

    Already Romney seems to be shooting the GOP in the foot by maintaining that it is his opinion that the mandate is NOT a tax, but a fine, contrary to the standard GOP position of using the “tax theory” against Obama. Now, just where does he intend to go with THAT? That is troubling.

    This is just my opinion, but I wonder if Romney is afraid to call it a tax, because of his own RomneyCare in MA? If he calls the ObamaCare mandate a tax then he would find himself trying to defend the attacks by Dems, who will claim that Romney raised taxes in MA – something he has denied doing. What a mess! These are the types of things I fear.

  58. William–The revenue portion of the bill, the individual mandate & penalty,, originated in the Senate. Obama’s lawyers argued in only 50 words that the bill was valid based on Congress’ power to tax. Roberts accepted their argument. This is not, however, what they wanted.

    The Senate does not have the power to ORIGINATE anything to do with taxing or raising revenues. It doesn’t matter that the bill, itself, orginated in the House.

    This fact, that the revenue portion of the bill originated in the Senate, was not an issue argued before the court. So it is left hanging. It is up to the House, now, to guard its authority. And it is up to those who care about the Constitution to see that the House does exactly that.

    Because so many of us hate Obamacare and see it as a gross violation of the Constitution, there has been this knee-jerk reaction against Roberts. What he did, however, was uphold the rule of law with the almost Biblical-like wisdom of a Solomon.

    It will take awhile for everyone to calm down and see what happened. I personally believe the whole court was in on this, arguing both for and against, with the Chief Justice making the final decision. I think they have all been offended at Obama’s arrogance and insulting the court as he has done more than once. So they made their best effort, goaded on by Obama’s bad manners and arrogance. They let him think he won and make an utter fool of himself. The rest of us need wake up and see what really happened here.

  59. Cabby - AZ

    Happy Independence Day, everyone!

    This is a day of pensive reflection for me. There are so many mixed emotions.

    How we could come down so far from constitutional principles in just 236 years is mind-boggling. (I’ve been living about one third of that time)

    BUT, history has shown:
    It takes about 200 years for a nation to complete the following cycle:

    Bondage to Spiritual Faith;
    Spiritual Faith to Courage;
    Courage to Freedom;
    Freedom to Abundance;
    Abundance to Selfishness;
    Selfishness to Complacency;
    Complacency to Apathy;
    Apathy to Fear;
    Fear to Dependency;
    Dependency to Bondage

    AMERICA? (author unknown)

    (Are we somewhere in between “apathy” and “fear”?. Or have we reached the “dependency” stage as a nation?)

  60. Hello Cabby – AZ,

    I just heard on the news that Romney is now calling it a “Tax”.

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday said the requirement that all Americans buy health insurance amounts to a tax, contradicting a senior campaign adviser.

    “The majority of the court said it’s a tax and therefore it is a tax. They have spoken. There’s no way around that,” Romney said in an interview with CBS News. “You can try and say you wish they had decided a different way but they didn’t. They concluded it was a tax.”

  61. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Cabby – AZ | July 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
    _________________________________________

    Many years ago Premier Khrushchev came to visit Eisenhower. Mr K held a press conference out in Kansas at the motel where he was staying. A reporter asked him what was the difference between capitalism and communism? “Capitalism is ‘Man exploiting Man’. Well, asked,
    the reporter, What’s the difference? “It is the COMPLETE OPPOSITE” said Khrushchev!!
    This is the result of being incommunicado for 4 days.

  62. Cabby - AZ

    Dean M. | July 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
    You do make valid points, but at this juncture I am not certain what to believe, except that we HATE ObamaCare and it needs to go!

    I have observed this, however. Since the infamous decision there have been a number of reported “leaks” from those close to SCOTUS. Most, if not all, are being originally reported by the liberal media, and the tone of the leaks is such to place Roberts in a more unfavorable light than he is already in the minds of many. This is highly suspect to me. Why would the leakers be informing the LSM if not possibly to further dispirit the conservatives and encourage backbiting? Sowing more seeds of discontent is a tactic of the enemy. “Divide and conquer.” Just a thought.

  63. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Cabby – AZ | July 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
    ______________________________________

    “The last act of ANY government is to loot the treasury.” General George Washington

  64. Cabby - AZ

    Reese | July 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    Hello Cabby – AZ,

    I just heard on the news that Romney is now calling it a “Tax”.
    ********************************
    Whew! Thank you, Reese, for that update. This fiasco seems to bear out that perhaps Romney needs to upgrade the senior campaign advisory board. Huh? They’d better get on the same page right from the start. It is stuff like that which gives an advantage to the Obama camp, but nobody is perfect. (except “you-know-who” ?!?! )

    Appreciate the latest news!

  65. Cabby - AZ

    Mr. Bill(ms. helga) | July 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    Cabby – AZ | July 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
    _________________________________________

    Many years ago Premier Khrushchev came to visit Eisenhower. Mr K held a press conference out in Kansas at the motel where he was staying. A reporter asked him what was the difference between capitalism and communism? “Capitalism is ‘Man exploiting Man’. Well, asked,
    the reporter, What’s the difference? “It is the COMPLETE OPPOSITE” said Khrushchev!!
    *************************************************
    Very good, Mr. bill !! So sorry to hear that you were without power for so long. Something like that revolutionizes the way we live, that’s for sure. We missed you around here but see that you are back to your usual, good form and wit.

    Yeah, the gub’mint has been doing plenty of looting the Treasury! It is to the point of non-comprehension. There is an old saying about our inability to grasp the impact of numbers. It goes something like this – 1,000 lives lost (or $ spent) is a tragedy; whereas, 1,000,000 becomes a “statistic”.
    Peoples’ minds just simply glaze over when we are talking trillions of dollars.

  66. I suppose Romney doesn’t want to look like he’s dissing the Court but this is as stupid a conclusion as the one Roberts came to:

    “The majority of the court said it’s a tax and therefore it is a tax. They have spoken. There’s no way around that,” Romney said in an interview with CBS News. “You can try and say you wish they had decided a different way but they didn’t. They concluded it was a tax.”

    If he would be courageous enough to educate the clueless public he should say that if the bill was not approved by Congress as a tax, the Court cannot change it to a new bill and declare it to be a tax. Rather, Congress should have had it back in order to approve it to be a tax. The way things stand the bill anointed by the Court as Constitutional, as a tax, simply does not exist. So why should people be subjected to or comply with this multi tax without representation???

  67. @Interested Bystander: I read your comments about the blogger jbjd and had to laugh out loud. You nailed her on the head about her arrogance. She seems to be more interested in patting herself on the back than to actually do anything constructive. She’s managed to con one of her followers into thinking they have a plan to get Obama off the ballot in Texas, but one of the officials responded to a letter jbjd wrote and didn’t know what the hell she wanted. Now she’s written this convoluted speech that the woman in Texas is supposed to present in order to beg voters to help her with the ballot challenge. Like you’re saying, jbjd seems to know some things, but her communications skills are terrible, she can’t handle criticism and she’s offended that people aren’t taking her seriously and giving her money for her blog. Every so often she comes over here to beg for readers. Its kind of pathetic.

  68. Philo-Publius

    “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”
    –John Wingate Thornton, The Pulpit of the American Revolution, 1860.

  69. RminNC,

    Although I have many family members belonging to the Military – past and present, it was my father that never seeks to amaze me personally – in my youth and adulthood. I remember the Vietnam war well as my father was well involved as a fighter pilot flying the F-4 fathom and 2 tours. I remember vividly watching the war on black and white T.V, of the war, and every time they showed fighter pilots, I said to my mom; is dad one of them?

    The letters that he sent home, I could not wait for my mother to read to me, is he safe, ok? I am nearly in tears saying this now, as it is heartfelt as yesterday. I have nothing but appreciation for our fathers, sons and daughters that participate in our U.S. Military.

    Its the sorry S.O.B. that currently is sitting the W.H. and all of crony socialist and communists bastards that have taken over our beloved country that so many have fought for, that pisses me off.

  70. Cabby - AZ

    ksdb | July 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
    *******************************
    Although I’ve never heard her speak, after a couple of years exposure I have come to the same opinion. Someone has said something to the effect that “a lot more can be accomplished if a person is willing to forego any credit for it.” That is a good principle to live by.

  71. Thank you William for your comments….

    Having been in Vietnam three times, I can relate to your story well. I always hated leaving my family when orders came down. But it’s not a soldier’s place to question , only to obey.

    Remember, the military did not lose that war, the politicians gave it away. I shall never forgive or forget Henry Kissenger for his Paris betrayal where he sold our country out.

    Ever since WWII, our country has settled for a draw at best, and a loss at the worse. There is no substitute for victory. If a war is worth getting into, it’s worth winning.

    Modern warfare is not fought for ideas, principles or freedom any more. They are waged for money, control and power.

    But it’s always the soldier who must pay the price. Many must pay the ultimate price. Every soldier, both of the old army and now the new army go into battle with the same fears. Does the next bullet have my name written on it.

    Your Dad knew well that feeling.

  72. Cabby - AZ

    William | July 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
    It touched my heart to read about your father’s military involvement and your reflections about your youth.

    Being older than you, my dad had already served in WW I when I was born, but I do remember vividly my dear cousin going off to WW II and how worried we were for his safety. He is now in his 80’s and the last I knew he was for the Dems & Obama. Unbelievable, but true.

    He served over 20 years in the Army and was in the CIC unit (counter-intelligence) which did a lot of black market investigation. In an unguarded moment he lost his identity cover and they left him for dead on a country road. For weeks we didn’t know what happened. God spared him, however.

    He was not allowed to talk about any of that stuff until a few years ago. As a kid I would always “pump” him about where he was, etc.
    Later we found out that the incident happened right here in the U.S. (we thought it was over in Europe) and the mistake he made was to not use his fork in the European manner. (Apparently he was posing as one.) That error almost cost him his life.

    We owe so much to our servicemen – active and retired. It is a debt that we cannot repay. I’m with you, William, when I think of the monster we have now posing as Commander-in-Chief. There is nothing more infuriating.

  73. Cabby - AZ

    RMinNC | July 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
    Remember, the military did not lose that war, the politicians gave it away. I shall never forgive or forget Henry Kissenger for his Paris betrayal where he sold our country out.
    ****************************************
    That Kissinger should have been tried for treason. The reason you cite is one of a number of incidents. Someday…….he’ll get his com-uppins’ by the Judge of the universe.

    BTW, thanks for the great poem you posted. It helps remind us of the innermost feelings of our brave warriors. You know whereof you speak.

  74. CabbyAZ…………..
    While you might feel a debt of gratitude toward people who lived through their respective military pursuits,I in speaking for myself do not ask for or expect any sort of expressed gratitude. I served because in the U.S. it COMES WITH THE TERRITORY. I was only doing what was EXPECTED of me. I think that there are probably a lot of others who feel the same way.

  75. HonorFirst

    Got this in an email…just passing it on.

    Joe Angione is a former columnist for The Villages Daily Sun. Click Joe Angione to email Joe.

    An Obama rumor that must never become reality

    A good journalist is usually taught not to print rumors or at least never to present them as the truth.
    What I’m going to report here is only a rumor that presently can’t be confirmed. But it is of such magnitude that it must be made known if only to prepare America for a possible terrible eventuality. And while it has not been confirmed, neither can it authoritatively and convincingly be denied, certainly not in a United States where our Constitutional rights are under constant attack.
    This rumor involves an agent of the Department of Homeland Security who allegedly informed a reporter at the Canada Free Press of a “false flag” or faked event to be initiated by Obama administration operatives in the hope of preventing the November presidential elections.
    Canada Free Press (CFP) is an independent, conservative, electronic daily newspaper, updated several times a day. It boasts more than 100 writers and columnists who file stories regularly to the newspaper from all corners of the globe.
    According to the newspaper’s coverage of this DHS “whistle-blower,” the event would be a staged assassination attempt on the life of President Obama that would be blamed on “white supremacists” and subsequently used to enrage black and Hispanic communities driving them to rioting all across the nation.
    The faked assassination, says the CFP report, would be carried out through the assistance of DHS agents, and “other colluders” taking their orders from the White House. The objective would be to stir up enough racial unrest to justify the imposition of martial law in major urban cities, including erecting DHS checkpoints, restricting travel, and delaying (possibly indefinitely) the November 2012 elections.
    Doug Hagmann, reporting in the May 8, 2012 edition of the Canada Free Press wrote that his informant works in “the upper-echelon of DHS”, which he described as “effectively under the control of Barack Hussein Obama.”
    Hagmann’s contact said: “The DHS is actively preparing for massive social unrest inside the United States. He then corrected himself, stating that ‘a civil war’ is the more appropriate term. Certain elements of the government are not only expecting and preparing for it, they are actually facilitating it.”
    The DHS whistle-blower mentioned a recent meeting at the Department of Homeland Security where plans were discussed to use pawns to simulate the rioting seen in the Arab Spring countries that would bring on a “controlled chaos” for the benefit of the Obama administration.
    “Envisioned by these conspirators are riots starting in urban areas such as New York, followed by a disruption of business and commerce,” the DHS source added. “They want to restrict travel, if not through high energy prices, then by checkpoints and curfews mandated by the rioting and unrest…The whole purpose is to keep Obama in office for another term, no matter how unpopular he is, as he is not finished changing our country from a Constitutional Republic.”
    This certainly isn’t the first rumor to surface about Mr. Obama’s intention to subvert the U.S. Constitution, by manipulating economic, racial and social issues that would polarize Americans and bring on enormous conflict But the full measure of this contrived event, if true, involves total suspension of our democratic rights, and repression on a scale never thought possible in the America we’ve known and cherished all our lives.
    It’s a rumor that bears watching…and is worth spreading because the more people who know about it–and understand the high level of deceit and treachery that confronts us daily in Washington–the less likely it is for the rumor to become a reality.
    The lesson here is that if people are aware of the possibility, even remote, of some great calamity befalling them, they’re on guard…they’re prepared…their defenses are up, and those who would commit evil, will back down fearing a confrontation they can’t win.
    The more we talk about the potential for a staged, bogus presidential assassination that would trigger massive civil unrest and possible martial law, the stronger is our defense against it actually occurring. The nation will be watching. Patriots everywhere will be on alert. The Obama administration will be under scrutiny more intense than ever before. It doesn’t have the guts to take on millions of Americans when we’re ready for anything.

    Sometimes rumors are a good thing. –JA

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