Friday, March 6, 2009
As Thomas Jefferson once wrote regarding the "general Welfare" clause:
To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his father has acquired too much, in order to spare to others who (or whose fathers) have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, "to guarantee to everyone a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it."
With the establishment of the new nation, the citizens of the various colonies now had proper democratic representation, yet many Americans still opposed and resisted taxes they deemed unfair or improper. In 1794, a group of farmers in southwestern Pennsylvania physically opposed the tax on whiskey, forcing President Washington to send Federal troops to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion, establishing the important precedent that the Federal government was determined to enforce its revenue laws. The Whiskey Rebellion also confirmed, however, that the resistance to unfair or high taxes that led to the Declaration of Independence did not evaporate with the forming of a new, representative government.
(I say let's find a way to dump some tea...)
This is an additional preamble to the Constitution that states the implied! This is probably the best e-mail I've seen in a long, long time. The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Kaye from GA. This guy should run for President one day...
"We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for theterminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights."
ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.
ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc; but the world is full of idiots, andprobably always will be.
ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a
screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.
ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes ..
ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care. ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fryin the electric chair.
ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.
ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have ajob, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expectyou to take advantage of the opportunities of education andvocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.(AMEN!)
ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.
ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from! (Lastly....) ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country’s history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!
(Just think this one through…. We’ve allowed this country to become ?something our founding fathers would have cringed to witness…. I’m ashamed… We all should be!)
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Until I can get back on track... I'm posting some of the great emails I get from friends and family....
Here's the first :
A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars.
The assault upon Gun Ownership and the Second Amendment has but one purpose. It is to disarm the American people so they cannot defend themselves when the "round-ups" begin. The Second Amendment was put in there to allow the American people to rise up and take-down any government that was guilty of treason against the Constitution. Give up your guns and you will deserve what you get.
Monday, January 19, 2009
"We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all."
I certainly agree! We can not continue to divide our allegiance in such a way. I have Cherokee Blood, I have Irish Blood... But I am AMERICAN only. I am sick of playing the "African-American" game.... If your FIRST Alligance is to Africa... then by all means, because this is America, you are free to return to your beloved Country! This must be true for all the Hyphenated-Americans out there.
Let us stop this nonsense. We must see a man or woman for what they are; For what they do with their lives; For the service they render themselves, their country, and their fellow Americans! We can no longer live in the past. What is done is done. Let the dead "slave" dog lie! Be the best man/woman you can be regardless of your family's past conditions... That is true for all. Just because a person's father may have been a horse-theft... Doesn't mean a damn thing if the son is a respectable man.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Haven't taken the time to blog in a few days. We were installing our wood stove. Got it used for only $100... It's a good one too! Will be nice not to see $286 electric bills. The "power cost adjustment" was killing me...
We have plenty of wood in the woods behind our home, but even if we didn't, I'd rather pay an honest man a fair wage for cutting wood, than a company and their CEOs.. That's for sure. Our central-heat has been OFF now for nearly a week... You can imagine how "liberating" that feels... and I'm actually WARM... (had been keeping our thermostat down around 65)
Word out today, (surprise!) Obama's inaugration will cost roughly $180 million... The highest ever... I think we can just get used to Obama breaking records in that respect for at least 4 years... We can only hope that it isn't stretched out to 8...
He also wants to tap TARP for the remaining $350 Billion.... Jesus H Christ! And then on top of that HIS stimulas plan... Weighting in around $800 Billion MORE... WTF??? These people are crazy...
Have they never heard the words "We're broke" before? Well... here's a hint.. elected public servants ... WE'RE BROKE!!!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Americans need to stop looking for our government to “save” us. It’s our government that put us in the state we are today. We need to look at ourselves in the mirror. We need to take control of our own lives. We need to step up to the plate, put our shoulders to the wheel and push through this depression. FDR’s methods had limited effect on pulling us out of the last depression, and perhaps Obama’s will help to some degree with this one. But NO proposal can “save” us without American’s learning to save themselves FIRST.
How do we do that? First we need to learn to live within our means! Plastic will be the ruin of our country, and perhaps the world. Plastic money (credit) AND plastic crap! As during the first depression, American’s need to put a stop to frivolous spending… Our own as well as our government’s. Secondly, we need to stop the hideous amount of waste which threatens to bury us. Why in hell do we go to a restaurant and order two entrees… When one is typically more than enough to feed two people? We don’t even bother to take home “doggie-bags”. That sort of waste is widespread. I watch my children do it all the time. They call me “cheap”… but who do they come to when they need a little cash to tide them over? Me… the cheapskate!
Obama needs to set an example. Perhaps putting a stop to the upcoming inaugurational bullshit. The cost of secret service alone must be astronomical! Put that money into the kitty.. Is the 20th going to save our country? No. Is there a chance that a terrorist-event looms on that day? Yes. Is the pomp and ceremony so important? I don’t think so… And for all those American’s who’ll be watching it on TV because they don’t have a job… I doubt they’re very impressed either…
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The storm did however give me ample opportunity to read the news, both msm (mainstream media) and those which I personally enjoy... the not so mainstream. I prefer a more conservative view of the news. You know, where common sense is more common, and liberal hogwash is often exposed.
After reading non-msm new sites, one can return to CNN, NBC or any other of the msm arenas and easily see how the words are twisted to portray an entirely different reality... Journalism is truly dead in this era of "pay for play"."Pay for Play" on my regularly broadcast news stations you may ask? Oh Puh-leeeeze... Of course it is...
It comes down to this... "Anything to make a buck"... and our recent elections are a prime example of just this type of "journalism". The intense hype regarding Obama... The extreme diggin's regarding Palin... Purely "pay for play" liberal antics.
Well this American Woman is pretty damn sick of having liberal BS shoved down my throat! One of my favorite quotes of all time... "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore" is the driving force of this blog... I've had it! I'm sick of it!
The dollars they're "spending" in DC are MY DOLLARS... But I have no REAL say in how those dollars are spent, now do I? But the good Lord gave this American Woman a mouth and I certainly intend to use it !