People, we need to get involved and be involved in preserving our freedoms and rights as provided for under the Constitution and Bill of Rights, God given and handed down to us by our Forefathers after much painstaking soul searching and forethought. Every word, every sentence and every paragraph in those documents was labored over, analyzed and designed to preserve our individual freedoms and protect each of us,(that's you and that's me) from tyranny, anarchy, communism and socialism. By design they provided for us a Republic, built on the rule of law designed to protect all of the people, all of the time.
Many are under misguided concept that we live in a Democracy. A Democracy is based on the premise of "Majority Rules" and would seemingly be idealistic. In reality, however, a government under Democracy is flawed and unrealistic in that it is mob rule under constant flux and change and does nothing to protect the rights and freedoms of the individual.
Also chosen for us under the Constitution is a structured government, 'for the people' and 'by the people' for the purpose of collective defense of our God given freedoms and rights. The duties of the government are articulately described therein, limiting and specifically defining what the government "Shall" or "Shall Not Do."
In a nutshell, it does not allow the government to provide a service or a benefit to one individual at the expense of another individual. This is described and articulated in the next three paragraphs taken from the book published by Frederick Bastiat, entitled "The Law".
What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense.
Each of us has a natural right-from God-to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is property but an extension of our faculties?
If every person has the right to defend-even by force-his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Thus the principle of collective right-its reason for existing, its lawfulness-is based on individual right. And the common force that protects this collective right cannot logically have any other purpose or any other mission than that for which it acts as a substitute. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force-for the same reason-cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.
The entire book, "The Law" can be downloaded from my Website. I would suggest downloading it and making it available to all. The entire book is a mere 85 pages and worth the study.
Unfortunately, over time and at an exceedingly rapid rate the politicians we've elected to do the bidding of the people have found ways to circumvent these limits and restrictions via political promises, cronyism and executive order.
It's 2014, a brand new year and it's incumbent on each of us, (again, that's you and I) to involve ourselves as we never have before in preserving the rights we do have left as well as making an effort to roll back the government control over the rights and privileges that have been lost. This has to be more than a token effort or we all lose, big time. Take every opportunity to express your opinion, on every subject beginning with your local level politics on up to the state and federal level. They will listen. We just have to shout louder with bigger collective voices.
Keep in mind, Phil Robinson, ABC and the Duck Dynasty, a case where the powers that be got the message of the people loud and clear.
What can we do? Take a look around you. Set forth and change those things you can but don't wait until they come knocking on your door. By that time it'll be too late!!!
Watch this short 3:10 video for information on your 2nd Amendment rights as it applies to you in the words of our founding fathers.
Organize Your Own Rally
All of the heavy lifting has been done. We've got generic Flyers.
Simply choose a location, time, and place, send the info to us and we'll return the finished flyers, ready to print.
The posters are 18 x 24" format. They can be downloaded from our Website and printed at any Quick Print location.
President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress have gone on a spending and debt spree that the country cannot afford. As a result, a spontaneous grassroots movement is emerging from every corner of the nation with a message for Congress and the president: Stop spending us into an inevitable spiral of debt and higher taxes … now!
To that end, groups of Americans will be meeting in towns and cities across the nation on April 15 for "Tax Day Tea Parties" (think Boston Tea Party, not biscuits and fine English china). These "Ten Tax Facts" are our effort to make sure the American people are well- informed as they gather together to express their concern about the direction Washington is headed.
#1 .Under the Obama budget, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that the national debt will double over the next five years; and it will triple over the next 10 years to $17.3 trillion.
#2. Under the Obama budget, CBO projects that the national debt will soar over the next 10 years from 40 percent of GDP today to a shocking 82.4 percent. (Ronald Reagan left office with the national debt at 42 percent of GDP).
#3. The president's budget also states that total federal borrowing will grow by $2.7 trillion this year alone, an increase of 27 percent in one year!
#4. The budget President Obama proposes for this year increases federal spending by an incredible 34 percent over the previous year, with a total of $4 trillion in federal spending, the highest ever.
#5. The federal budget deficit (not the national debt) would reach $1.845 trillion this year, according to the CBO, the highest ever. That would be more than seven times Reagan's largest budget deficit of $221 billion, which caused so much consternation among Reagan's critics.
#6. The CBO estimates that this Obama budget deficit will total an astounding 13.1 percent of GDP, more than one-eighth of the entire U.S. economy, for the federal budget deficit alone! Under George Bush, the federal deficit for 2008 was 3.2 percent of GDP. The deficit for fiscal year 2007, in the last budget adopted when Congress was controlled by Republican majorities, was $162 billion, or 1.2 percent of GDP.
#7. The Obama budget also includes $1 trillion in tax increases on the upper 5 percent of income earners, mostly tax rate increases. But the top 5 percent of income earners already pays 60 percent of all income taxes.
#8. The Obama budget projects that revenues from the corporate income tax will more than double in 3 years, increasing, in fact, by more than 124 percent.
#9. Another $645 billion tax increase comes from President Obama's anti-global warming cap and trade system, which is essentially an energy tax on the production and use of carbon energy, such as oil, natural gas, and coal.
#10. While the Obama administration claims to have cut $2 trillion from the budget over 10 years, fully $1.5 trillion of those "cuts" actually represents the troop drawdown in Iraq, which was already scheduled to occur under the Bush administration. Of the remaining $500 billion in budget "savings," fully $311 billion is categorized as "interest savings" but is actually an additional tax increase on upper income earners.
It's not as if you can't stimulate economic growth while at the same time cutting government spending. President Reagan did it. Reagan adopted budget cuts soon after he entered office equal to close to 5 percent of the federal budget at the time. Even with his defense buildup, total federal spending declined from a high of 23.5 percent of GDP in 1983 to 21.3 percent in 1988 and 21.2 percent in 1989. That's a 10 percent real reduction in the size of government relative to the economy. Reagan's policies conquered inflation and started a 25-year period of economic growth, which would look awfully good today.
Advertise your event with the people you know and trust you the most: your friends and family via email. Make your email short, personal and to the point. Ensure they know what you need from them and make sure it has perfect spelling and grammar. Provide them with guidance if they can't attend and that you need them to pass the email on the at least 10 or more people.
If you have a website, provide details about what needs to be done. If you need somebody to post flyers, for example, let them know. You need to let people know what kind of help you need. Be specific in your needs and how long.
Make a distribution list of people helping you. This is easy to do with most email applications. Email your contacts once a week with updates and keep it positive; don't kill them with emails... keep it to once a week. Keep them in the loop, they deserve it.
Ask them for feedback. The best ideas will come from them and the majority of your success certainly will. You need to engage them and their vast array of talent.
Identify those who are internet savvy. These folks can help your 'digital store front' be a success.... or not. There are many IT folks who can make big changes in the twenty first century and they're on your side. Engage them and use their talents.
Get volunteers to identify local internet forums and chat rooms to advertise your event. Local colleges, papers and television outlets will sponsor political forums to advertise your event. Ensure you have a consistent, positive message.
Never engage in negative conversations with those who oppose you. Always keep your message focused on the principles of our republic and freedom of speech and you will attain victory in 100% of your discussions.