Solid Education on the Constitution

After returning from a trip to New England last fall, which included seeing Boston and Plymouth Rock, I became more interested in how the constitution came to be and how it relates to my own English history. I decided to start the Hillsdale College Constitution 101 course shortly after Thanksgiving and earlier this week I completed the course after studying all 10 lessons and taking the final quiz.

One of the things I learned in the class was how effective America’s constitution is and how England doesn’t have one. Britain does not have a codified constitution. It is considered a living constitution that can be updated with the times. This may sound good but it isn’t. The progressives once sought a living constitution when England was at its height of empire. However the living constitution and rise of socialism led to its undoing. Today England is experiencing Orwellian crackdowns on free speech and its citizens are unable to defend themselves. The American founding fathers made sure checks and balances were set in stone with the constitution. It is not a living document.

While there may be many issues in America today, the reasons why we are still able to have free speech and defend ourselves can be found in the writings from the founding fathers and how republican American government was set up to protect individual liberty.

The Hillsdale College Constitution 101 course teaches us about why the constitution is important and why the founders set up the American system as a large Republic. They also explain the three crises in American government; the revolution and inception of the constitution. Slavery and civil war. And the ongoing battle against progressivism, which we are still fighting today.

I would highly recommend the course for all Americans.

 

Be the change you want to see in the world

Since Donald Trump became President a lot of conservatives seem to believe that he has a magic wand, that he is all-seeing and all-powerful. Lately, with tech censorship and shadow banning of conservatives I hear a lot of people say things like “why doesn’t President Trump do something about it?”

My thoughts are that he is already doing things about it. His defiant tweets spit in the face of those who wish to silence him, while more importantly at the same time he is doing everything in his power to install new constitutional judges across the board.

The problem with executive orders is that they can be undone. It is my belief that President Trump is doing everything in his power to create a lasting legacy where the new judges will be more restrained and rule in favor of the constitution instead of their own warped liberal activism.

President Trump can only do as much as he can with the cards handed to him and he is surrounded by sharks in the name of the media, the left, the rinos and the deep state.

So the question then is not “why doesn’t President Trump do something?” but instead “why don’t I do something?”

President Trump was critical of the presidency and of government long before he ever decided to run. The fight to begin removing ‘rinos’ started years before he ran for President.

The same people who attended the first Tea Party rallies when Barack Obama became President are the ones who are now township trustees and members of the house and senate. It takes years of grass-roots activism and tossing your hat in the ring where necessary. It also takes a new generation of leaders and patriots.

It has occurred to me that the youth in this county are not taught enough about the constitution and its importance. When I pledged my oath of allegiance I had to swear to it, to uphold and protect it. Now that I have a child of my own, I realize how important it is to protect the founders vision of the country for generations to come.

My generation gets a lot of flak for being too lazy or too unmotivated. Maybe that is the case with some of them, but not all. I think that it is far more important to shine a light on the goodness in this country and to learn its history than point the blame on this generation or argue amongst ourselves.

The task therefore, to those who are reading this is to educate yourselves and take action. May I first suggest taking a course on the constitution. It is highly informative and a great place to start. If you’re thinking about going to a tea party rally or a township meeting; do it! Start participating, go to a protest, write to your member of congress, call your senator’s office. The mainstream media may be corrupt, and the tech giants may think they can silence us, but local and persistent action will outrun them. After all, the founders managed to overcome much more with much less.

Do you know of any resources that will help others? Sound off in the comments!

Todays Feature is Hillsdale College Consitution 101

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Pursuing the truth is messy

When I started this blog three years ago, I had in mind showing the truth for what it was. I thought it would be fairly clean cut and somewhat straight forward. It is not. There is a lot of misinformation in the world today, many different factions, much mis-education. It’s hard to know who to trust.

On Tuesday I will have been a citizen of the USA for three years. Shortly after becoming a citizen, this blog, which had only been around for a week at that time, began to become political, as I then felt I was able to express my opinions freely.

The 2012 presidential race was in full swing and primaries were beginning to be held. I favored Ron Paul, as many of you will remember. I did not like many of the Republican candidates, and still don’t. But understanding specifically why isn’t exactly black and white.

Back in 2012 I was getting a lot of my information from a website called www.whatreallyhappened.com which seemed to be very informative and on the ball. Now, in hindsight, I realize that half of it is just wild eyed conspiracy theories. Now some of it is actually quite good. There are some legitimate concerns that the site expresses. I believe the owner of the site genuinely cares about his country and about freedom. But there is a phrase that now sticks out to me like a sore thumb whenever I do any research now.

“Check your premise.”

If a website, news organization or person is acting out of the premise that the USA is bad, then everything they say is going to be bias, and nothing good can come out of it. There’s another reason why the phrase “pessimism is a self fulfilling prophesy” is so true.

How can everything the USA ever does be bad? What does that mean for the person criticizing it? Are not many of those critisizing it Americans themselves? Does that mean they are bad also?

What really struck me last year was Dinesh D’souza’s ‘America Imagine a World Without Her’ documentary. He debunked many of the myths even I was partially sucked into.

I think the worst idea I’ve been sucked into is the anti Israeli propaganda. Now I’m sure there’s been some bad things that Israel has done, and continues to do. But for goodness sake; that’s war. That’s what happens when your neighbors all hate you, when other nations seek to wipe you from the face of the planet. I now think its very naive to criticize America, to criticize Israel, without also criticizing their enemies. What is so good about the terrorists? What do they stand for? Peace? Justice? Equality?

I think its very easy to give the benefit of the doubt to a mysterious other nation or group. While it is very easy to be critical of those close to home. When you’re up close and personal, you can point out every defect. When you try to judge from afar, things get warped.

Lets take my foreign policy ideas from a couple years ago. I thought the US should pull back many of its troops from over seas. But what my friend kept telling me at the time, and what I have now seen with my own eyes, is that “nature abhors a vacuum.” Those were his words, and by golly he was right. Just look at Russia! The US and NATO get all wobbly under the lack of leadership from Obama and the like, and KGB Putin pounces! He even annexes the Crimea! He gobbles it all up and merges it into his own country. And what does the media say? Nothing! They down play it. Amazing!

I have learned a lot over the last year. I may have been busy. I may have worked a lot. But I have learned a lot also. I said from the beginning that if I was wrong on anything, I would admit it. I may have been off key on these few issues, but I’m confident I hit close to home on everything else.

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The pursuit of truth is a messy endeavor. It’s hard ever to be certain. Lately I find myself listening to the Blaze radio network, and I think Glenn Beck is right on most things. Family, Faith and Freedom. I believe in the preservation of the Constitution. I believe in the American way. I know that this country isn’t perfect, but I know also that it really is the best out there.

I’m sure there will be trying times ahead. There will be rocky days, and much to endure.  Keeping a needle pointed toward the truth is important. And values will triumph through.

Life is what you make it. It isn’t perfect. You will make mistakes. Mistakes help guide us, if we choose to learn from them. I have a little journal that I now keep, there is a space for each day. Each day has a new quote. Today’s quote is “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” This blog isn’t perfect. It never has been, it never will be. There will always be holes in it. It’s up to you to do your own research. I’m just trying to do what I can to help. I want to preserve the American dream, not just for myself and for my family, but for generations to come.

I didn’t realize just how bad things were when I first moved here. But then, aren’t things always bad? My grandparents grew up during World War II, with bombs falling over head. Many of you who read this grew up during the cold war. So is it really that much different? Maybe. Maybe there are now more enemies within. But we have so many more tools to preserve freedom at our disposal now. These blogs are one of them.

As Ron Paul once said “an idea whose time has come, cannot be stopped by any army or any government.” The ideas of freedom continue in this great experiment we call America. Yesterday’s quote from my little journal is ‘by doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.” What are you doing each day to maintain yourself? What are you doing to maintain freedom?

Pursuing the truth is messy, but the truth will set you free.

Rediscovering ourselves

Watching movies like ‘Interstellar’, ‘the right stuff’ and ‘space cowboys’ have only highlighted the failings of government to me. NASA was born of bureaucracy, and it has died of bureaucracy. In fifty years, they never perfected space travel. They piggy backed off the designs of Nazi Germany’s scientists and never got away from rocket launching from the ground in order to get men into space. To this day, only several hundred people have ever traveled to the stars.

In just ten years, Virgin Galactic has revolutionized space travel. Burt Rutan’s revolutionary new designs have made space tourism a viable option in the not too distant future. Now, there have been casualties in pushing this envelope, as there always is. Many of progressive mindset have bashed Virgin Galactic in the last couple of weeks for the death of one of their test pilots, while saying that this sort of thing should be left to government experts. Are they referring to the same government experts who spent billions blowing up rockets trying to get them into space, and the many planes that went down trying to break the sound barrier? Lets not forget, that dozens of test pilots died trying to break the sound barrier, and that even with the space shuttle program, which was far from perfect, shuttles still exploded on the way up, and disintegrated on the way down, killing many of the few astronauts to go into space.

Burt Rutan, with a private enterprise backing, has done far more for space travel in the last decade, than any government agency has in the last half a century. This is a good thing, because America in particular as a nation is just now beginning to rediscover itself. The progressive mantra is slowly being pried away. We can see from the November 2014 elections that the heart of America fully and utterly rejects the democrats big government policies, headed by imperial president Barack Obama.

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While the nation has now almost completely gone red, the real battles are just now coming. Dinosaurs such as Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner have no right to be at the helm of the senate and house, their paid and patented antiquated back room deal ideology belongs on the scrap heap of history. America is beginning to rediscover Capitalism, and its place in our lives. It is Capitalism, the free market system, which spurs growth, which creates opportunities, which pushes us further than we’ve been before. It is capitalism which will take us to the stars, not soviet style big government

Americans, which the help of movies from Christopher Nolan, with constitutionalist tea party groups, and with alternative media, are rediscovering capitalism, and the fruits it bears. The republicans have swept the house and senate in such a way that has not been seen in nearly one hundred years. We now stand upon the precipice of an abyss or a great awakening. The abyss is in believing that the republicans will do what needs to be done on their own to scale back government. The great awakening is in keeping the pressure on them to roll back the reaches of government, and to allow free enterprise to once again blow the fires of industry throughout the land. We are standing on the edge of an abyss or a new renaissance. I know which one I choose. How about you?

We determine the culture each and every day, we decide which direction the country turns. We decide weather to squabble about our place in the dirt, or to reach for the stars. Each and every one of us is responsible for our own futures. In rediscovering ourselves, we reignite ourselves, we blaze a path for others to follow. The future is out there, lets go and create it!

Impeach Obama now!

Now is the time to impeach president Obama.

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President Barack Hussein Obama is ‘pondering’ strikes on Syria, without even consulting congress. No president of the United States is allowed to declare war or strike another nation without congressional approval or declaration of war by the senate. Since the United States is under no ‘imminent threat’ by Syria, there can be no legal course of action taken against this sovereign nation.

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Barack Obama now has a string of allegations and scandal’s against him, many of which are impeachable.

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The utter hypocrisy by this president is palpable. During his campaign speeches for president, he derided George W Bush for his invasion of Iraq. And yet here we stand today with Obama having racked up his own set of war crimes.

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President Obama is a clear and present threat to this nation. His government’s policy of reckless spending has this country on the verge of complete monetary collapse. His complete mismanagement of the country and forcing of the healthcare mandate is suffocating this once prosperous nation.

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President Obama’s ‘pondering’ of a limited strike on Syria is not only unconstitutional, it is delusional stupidity. This one act could spark a chain reaction which brings about the start of World War III. This man’s erratic and derisive behavior threatens our very way of life, and will throw this country into oblivion if left unchecked.

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No president is allowed to sign multiple executive orders and declare wars without the approval of congress and without the use of the separation of powers.

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Mr Obama has made himself into a king figure, this is totally unacceptable and completely against what the revolutionary war was fought for.

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In order to preserve our constitution and our way of life, and to show as an example to new presidents in office, the time to impeach president Obama is now!

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Internet tax – a bill passed by traitors

Make no mistake about it, I mean what I say. Those senators who voted for the new internet tax are traitors.

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Unlike the majority of our US senators, I’ve actually read the constitution. In fact, I took an oath to defend it.

Article 1 Section 7, US Constitution: “All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”

Article 1 Section 9 Clause 5, US Constitution: “No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.”

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This new ‘Marketplace fairness act” will do nothing to generate revenue, but may well sound the death bell for the US economy.

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You see, unlike the morons in our government, I am an entrepreneur, and I actually understand how to generate revenue, not just steal it from others through bills and taxation.

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This ‘Marketplace fairness act’ will only aid in their collectivist thrust back into the stone age. And for those who think that we should be taxed for shipping products online, I have something to tell you; we already pay taxes on the revenue we generate, you utter morons. How do you think millions of small companies like mine will keep up with the thousands of state and local taxes throughout the country? Want to know? We won’t! We’ll have to shut down. Mark my words, if the house of representatives passes this bill, the US economy will founder.

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The senators who voted for this bill are traitors because they have ignored their oath to defend the constitution, I bet many of them haven’t even read it. I know some geeky socialist is going to try and prove how we can be taxed like this because of the commerce clause or some other twisted piece of legislation, but I don’t care how you come up with your convoluted analogy. I take the constitution literally. I find it utterly appalling how many people support the stripping of our second amendment rights, among others. Between the gun banners, the internet tax advocates and the Obama-care supporters, this nation is doomed, unless we stand up and fight. Do yourself a favor, call your representatives and tell them to vote NO on the ‘Marketplace fairness act’! And do yourself another favor, send your representative a copy of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’, because mark my words, if they don’t take a hint soon, Atlas will shrug!

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Liberty rises

Despite our King’s attempt at curtailing our freedom, more and more people are waking up to the fact that our current government is a complete joke. And a very dangerous joke at that.

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But thankfully throughout the land liberty groups are banding together in common goals to restore the constitution and to ignite the flames of liberty.

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Locally, groups such as The West Chester Tea Party are digging their heals in and becoming stronger than ever. Ann Becker, head of the party openly declared that ‘the republicans suck’ which I applaud her for. As a card carrying lifetime republican it was hard for her to say this, but once the truth is out, something can be done about it. During the last Tea Party event Chris Littleton gave a seminar on ‘what is a libertarian?’ and included some videos I personally had watched about a year ago. It is such a relief to see that the Tea Party is going back to its roots as far as cutting spending and restoring the Constitution  rather than simply bashing the left. During the seminar Chris pointed out a quote from Ronald Reagan explaining that libertarianism is at the heart of conservatism.

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Despite our King’s 23 decrees earlier this week many states are rebelling at the overstep of the federal government on their states rights. Even local county sheriffs are exercising their power by declaring that they will not uphold unconstitutional federal laws, and that if federal agents try to enforce them within their jurisdiction; they will be arrested.

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At the heart of all these groups lies the difference between individualism and collectivism. It is important to learn the difference between the two.

I tuned into Sean Hannity’s radio show on Friday and the opening credits talked about the fight back for this country. Even though I don’t always agree with everything he says, or that Fox News presents, it made me feel very reassured that people are really starting to put everything into perspective as to what is at stake, and what this country really means. The constitution is everything, and the second amendment protects the rest of the amendments. We now have a real battle on our hands, and it’s good to see so many groups rolling up their sleeves eager to get to work.

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There are many groups and organizations across the country and many blogs and alternative media sources to study from. The fightback for freedom is just getting started and lady liberty rises her torch in the darkness. Each individual reading this blog is powerful beyond measure. The very fact that you are researching and studying alternative media means that you are doing something about all the bad things going on in Washington. The next step is to act and take part yourself. It isn’t easy, but nothing great ever is. Freedom is a responsibility, and it is up to each and every one of us to take on that responsibility and act accordingly. Band together, find common ties, and let’s restore the constitution of the United States of America and reclaim liberty and justice for all.

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May the constitution be with you!

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