Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
I had approached them because they were working a detail at the local Social Security Administration that I had just left and was concerned that the SS office was displaying a yellow fringed flag, two actually. I spoke to the federal worker who helped me but she didn't seem too concerned. So as I was leaving I stopped and struck up a conversation with these two fine officers. I spoke of the Military flag being displayed and of course they were ambivalent and instead expressed disdain for the pictures that were hanging on the wall as is customary in all federal buildings. I said, I am working on that....
That began the conversation that led to the Restore America Plan, RAP. I briefly covered several topics that the plan seeks to achieve, they were very receptive. So after asking me for information I promised a post here and gave the blog address.
I first heard of the research that the Gaurdians of the Free Republc were working on a few years ago. But I didn't realize who they were nor were they really ready to launch what was launched this March. In other words they were not labeled the GOFR at that time, they were just a bunch of researchers. I was very intrigued and followed them as best I could.
Then this past March the RAP hit the front pages. They announced that they were ready to revert the United States Corporation back to a republic and had the plan in place. They served ALL 50 Governors with declarations. Please note when reading the declarations that no where is it found to be threatening as CNN and other news outlets reported.
In order to try to get up to speed I would suggest to take the hour to listen to this audio, What Happened to Our Constitution
The plan is in the second stage where each county needs to seat a Citizen Grand Jury to process and formulate local Constitutions to return our states back to the sovereign republics that they once were.
If you wish to become a part of the RAP or to learn more more goto Restore America Plan and click on your state.
God Bless America.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The Marine stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
'Step forward now, Marine,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?'
The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears
If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Marine waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
'Step forward now, Marine,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'
~Author Unknown~ It's the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us the freedom of the press.
It's the Soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us the freedom of speech.
It's the Soldier, not the politicians
That ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It's the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag.
If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the Military,
Please pass this on and pray for our men and women
Who have served and are currently serving our country
And pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
THESE COLORS DON'T RUN
Thank You Linda
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I registered to vote when I turned 18, I think it was almost immediately. It was 1973 when I turned 18. The previous year I was asked to paint the house. It was a cream color and my mom wanted it “Tobacco Brown”. So I did what anyone from Massachusetts would do that summer. I got on the ladder and wrote in big huge letters on front of the house “Nixon Thru in ‘72”. Then I proceeded to start the painting process at the rear of the house so as to leave the “message” on the front for as long as possible. Massachusetts was reward that fall with the distinction of being the only state in the union to have not voted for good ole “Tricky Dick.” And of course we all had our bumper stickers that read “Don’t Blame Me I am From Massachusetts” to place on our cars, I had one on my Chevy.
We were feeling pretty good in Mass. We were feeling even better when a peanut farmer from Georgia came along. He was a very likable guy. He was articulate, had a great smile, a cute accent, “a good clean cut guy”. So after a disastrous administration of Nixon we voted in Jimmy Carter. And yes my first vote for President was for Jimmy Carter.
My second vote for President was for Walter Mondale. Unfortunately, as I felt at the time, it didn’t count. I was in line at the polls waiting to cast my vote when we heard that CBS had called the race for Ronald Reagan. I was pissed. How can they call the race when I and many others hadn’t even voted?
I will state right now before you all start clicking away, I think Ronald Reagan was our finest modern day President in retrospect. Why do I say that? Well I was young and naive at that age. I thought rich people needed to pay more to make it easier for young people like myself to get ahead. I shouted “capitalist pig” at every Cadillac that drove by. I now drive a Caddy. I have better understanding of how a capitalistic economy works. Thank God I was not in the majority.
What changed for me? I think my political views changed when I started a family. And I was late to that game. I was 30 years old when I first married. It doesn’t take long for the bills to mount and you start looking at your paycheck and all of sudden realize how much you are sending to the Government. That’s when I started to look for candidates that promised to cut taxes. I also had a drive to get ahead and quickly saw the Government as an obstacle.
If everyone in this country was all of sudden Millionaires we would be in big trouble. We would have no place to buy food, buy gas, go on vacation; we would all be retired with no place to go. The electric company would have no workers; no one would come by to collect my garbage. No one would plow the snow, the list is endless. So the “concept” of a capitalistic economy sunk in for me. I got it.
So how did we get here? Well the people currently in power also remember when they were young and naive and how easily they were manipulated and how inattentive to politics they were. So they went after these voters. They held massive registration drives and did all they could to get the young people to vote. And people like me who have been beaten up over the years and feeling pretty helpless, didn’t think we could affect the outcome. Allot of us stayed home, allot of us voted for the current administration, just because we wanted “change”, just like we wanted a change from Nixon to Carter, from Bust 41 to Clinton, and from Bush 44 to Obama. We probably should have elected Ron Paul from this last bunch of “Presidential” candidates, but we don’t pay that much attention to what’s going on.
We live in an iPod world. Most of the electorate just wanted to be “left alone with their steel belted radials, and their toasters”. And the voter turnout was not all that great. So here we are. Are we stuck with this? No way.
We have begun to become more aware of what’s going on. We have unplugged the iPods and have started to not only listen to what is going on but to participate. I am a baby boomer and we make up a huge block of people. We are also the core of the Tea Party movement. My wife and I were at the 9/12 rally. We were about the average age. We are going to make the “fundamental change” this country needs. I will say that if we fail, there will not be another opportunity. The demographics are simply not going to be there.
Friday, April 16, 2010
To start with I am going to try and connect some dots for you. If you have no knowledge of the Restore America Plan, RAP, then please read this first and then continue here, and keep in mind that these people have been working on this for many years, long before the current administration was even on the radar map. Restore America Plan
Now listen to this CNN report of 4/2/10 Hysteria Over Letters to Governors
Listen to this audio of these people here, it is a long recording but if listen to the first half hour or so you will have a pretty good idea of what is happening. Tim Turner And Constitutional Americans
Now in that audio Tim claimed that we would probably start to see changes about the 3rd week in April. So lets see whats going on. On the audio above Tim Turners portion ends at about 30mins and then there was just the host Bill and guest Norm. In that section it was mentioned that Obama tried to float a 3 trillion dollar bond with Switzerland. Remember that Tim said the corporation cannot be bonded. And sure enough the Swiss turned him down on April 2nd, then on April 7th Tim Geithner travels to China in a big hurry, Geithner to Travel to Beijing Amid Currency Dispute. Keep in mind China holds more US Bonds than any other country and China knows of the RAP. Bill Clinton also took off to talk to the Saudis.
Then we have a very strange occurrence in the financial market here Did The Fed Just (Surreptitiously) Bail Out Europe?
Two days later Ron Paul confronts Ben Bernanke in Congress Bernanke v Paul JEC Hearing 4/14
Then we have Obama all of sudden meeting with world leaders with no press allowed, Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit.
Then I came across this story today. Obam Warns World Leaders Global Economic Crash Can't Be Stopped! Here is the first paragraph.
Initial reports prepared for Prime Minister Putin on US President Barack Obama’s extraordinary meeting with World leaders on the Global economic situation states that the Americans are now warning that a complete crash of the Global banking system is “all but inevitable” and “can’t be stopped”.
So knowing what I know, and with hope you do to, this all kind of comes together. Of course time will tell...stay tuned.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
So how does that extrapolate to the special election in Massachusetts? It is people identifying with each other. There was a women at a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania that said to Arlen Spector, “you have awoken a giant.” She was right.
Sarah Palin had an effect as well as talk radio shows like Rush Limbaugh and opinion based TV shows like Glenn Becks’. But what happened in Massachusetts was a result of the beginning of the effect this giant is going to have on American politics. This giant was there during the election but not quit galvanized come November. My wife and I attended the 9/12 rally in DC. The number of people there was just fantastic. You can read about our experience here, The DC Rally From The Ground. What that rally did, for those who attended and those who wish they could of, helped millions of people identify with each other. Just like the people that believed in “yes we can” and “hope and change.” In DC it was “can you hear us now” as well as when Scott Brown was elected.
In the run up to the special election in Massachusetts the interest from across the country was amazing. Scott Brown has Al Gore to thank in part for his victory because the internet is where most of this grassroots support came from and this is where this victory by this giant will repeat itself over and over again across this country.
This is how it works. You are reading my opinion on the internet via my blog. You don’t have to meet me, you don’t have to know who I am, and you don’t have to read a letter to the editor, if the editor decides to publish my opinion so you can read it. You can sit where ever you are and read my opinion along with that of many others. You can pass this along, you can start a conversation with me and others in the comment section, and on and on it goes. I started this blog in part because of the last election cycle. I could see that we were headed for trouble if Barack Obama could win. There were many other blogs that started in 2008 as well. Some of these blogs have grown tremendously since the election. Some had been around and were just discovered in mass like Freerepublic.com and social network sites like facebook. These are the vehicle that helped people “identify” with each other.
If you are a conservative in Massachusetts you are qualified to be put on an endangered species list. But yet Scott Brown won. The blogs and other internet chat rooms were filled with people all with the same view and a feeling that “yes we can.” Someone could type something in on a blog like Citizen Wells and it would go viral in a matter of seconds. Finally you realized that you weren’t on an endangered species list. That there are people out there that fell like you do, and lots of them. This is why what happened in Massachusetts will be repeated over and over again.
This is a revolution.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
1775: Founding of the Marine Corps
A LEGACY IS BORN
During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps.
A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore.
The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines.
As the first order of business, Samuel Nicholas became Commandant of the newly formed Marines. Tun Tavern’s owner and popular patriot, Robert Mullan, became his first captain and recruiter. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776.
Each year, the Marine Corps marks November 10th with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men and thousands since to defend our country as United States Marines.