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Kagan ’09: ‘There is No Federal Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage’

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane.  It’s 2009, and Elena Kagan is answering questions during her confirmation hearing for the position of Solicitor General within the Obama administration. According to William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection, who posted this piece on March 25, this is what she had to say about gay marriage:

1. As Solicitor General, you would be charged with defending the Defense of Marriage Act. That law, as you may know, was enacted by overwhelming majorities of both houses of Congress (85-14 in the Senate and 342-67 in the House) in 1996 and signed into law by President Clinton.

 a. Given your rhetoric about the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy—you called it “a profound wrong—a moral injustice of the first order”—let me ask this basic question: Do you believe that there is a federal constitutional right to samesex marriage?

Answer: There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

b. Have you ever expressed your opinion whether the federal Constitution should be read to confer a right to same-sex marriage? If so, please provide details.

Answer: I do not recall ever expressing an opinion on this question.

Since gay marriage has been thrusted into the political limelight again, Jacobson has resurrected his posts about Kagan from three years ago.  Now, when Jacobson posted about Kagan’s remarks, he was criticized by some conservatives, including Hot Air’s Allahpundit, over the semantics.  National Review’sMaggie Gallagher went a bit further, and called Jacobson’s post “shameful.”  Thankfully, Gallagher’s colleague at National Review, Ed Whelan, provided Jacobson with her letter to then-Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pennsylvania) at the time to clarify the issue.

In a March 18, 2009 letter (embedded below, at pp. 11-12), which is not publicly available but which Whelan kindly provided to me, Kagan supplemented her written answers at the request of Arlen Specter. Here is the language in the letter seized upon by my critics to show that Kagan really didn’t mean what she said, and really just was opining as to the current state of the law:

Constitutional rights are a product of constitutional text as interpreted by courts and understood by the nation’s citizenry and its elected representatives. By this measure, which is the best measure I know for determining whether a constitutional right exists, there is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

These sentences do make it seem as if Kagan walked away from her prior written statement that “[t]here is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.”

But these sentences are not the full supplemental response. Immediately preceding these sentences was the following language:

I previously answered this question briefly, but (I had hoped) clearly, saying that “[t]here is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.” I meant for this statement to bear its natural meaning.

When the full supplemental statement by Kagan is read in context, there is nothing to suggest that Kagan was walking away from her written statement that there is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Of additional interest is that when the Massachusetts Supreme Court found a state constitutional right to same-sex marriage, 18 Harvard Law School professors signed onto an amicus [i.e., friend of the court] brief supporting that ruling. But not Kagan.

Now, it’s Justice Kagan, and I wonder if she still thinks that “there is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.”  Then again, she could just hop on the bandwagon like everyone else.   Sorry Politico, but this is the real ‘gotcha‘ story.

(H/T Legal Insurrection)

Elena Kagan March 18, 2009 Letter to Arlen Specter

Armed Federal Agents To Impose Obamacare on States

 Il Duce ObamaI just read a story that made my skin crawl.  Barack Obama has declared that the federal government will send federal agents into states to take over their insurance industry if they don’t surrender to Obamacare and set up the exchanges demanded by the regime.  Obamacare was passed in 2009 using bribery and arm twisting, topped off by a complete perversion of the legislative process.  It was opposed by a huge majority of We the People and reconciliation was used in a total disregard for the normal legislative process. This action led to the TEA Party uprising in 2010 that saw Republicans sweeping elections across the nation.

Now Obama brazenly stands up there and says that We the People have absolutely no voice in how we attend to our own health care.  This is bold, in your face, tyranny.  This is treason!!! Obama and his cadre of Marxists have once again thrown the Constitution out the window and said “I demand this…..!!!!!” or “I will by-pass Congress and do as I wish”.  Now he has decided to by-pass the state governments and the very voice of the people.  Is this not the definition of a dictatorship?

We either live by the Constitution or we live by the dictates of Der Fuhrer and his band of cutthitler4hroats.  The sad fact is that the ”leadership” of both political parties, the “ruling elite”, have joined forces with Obama to subjugate the population.  We now find “universal firearm registration” becoming much more acceptable to the Republican Party establishment, no surprise there.  All the noise about the assault weapons ban was a smoke screen for universal registration.  As soon as they know where all the weapons are they don’t need to ban them, they can just come out and confiscate them.  This is tyranny!!

Barack Obama has declared that he will dictate how we obtain and pay for our own health care, and he will send his armed agents to enforce it.  Any guess as to where a lot of the DHS purchases will be going???  The 10th Amendment doesn’t mean any more to these people than does the Dept Homeland Security Logo2nd Amendment.  He will send his Gestapo agents into each state and just take over the industry, he will “nationalize” the insurance industry.

Anyone who opposes this dictator will be dealt with by “federales”.  In 2010, Oklahoma voters rejected Obamacare in a 70%-30% vote.  Obama says what we want doesn’t matter and that he will impose his will on us by using armed federal agents to insure compliance.

This is not a battle between Democrat and Republican; it is a battle between Good and Evil, between We the republican logoPeople and a tyrannical government.  They are already giving massive amounts of military hardware to city and state law enforcement agencies.  Some sheriffs and policeDemomcrat Logo chiefs have said they will stand with Obama but many have said they will stand with We People.

The few people in Congress who speak up for the Constitution are pilloried by people on both sides of the political “aisle”.  Personally, I don’t see an aisle between the parties.  The federal government, in the name of Der Fuhrer Barack Obama, has announced its decision to subjugate its citizens.  They no longer make any pretense of “looking out for our best interests” and have gone right to threatening to sending armed agents to impose their will on what is supposed to be a free people.

Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Benito Mussolini did this very thing when they seized control of their nations.  Anyone who refusedStalin Bans Guns to comply with the dictator was either bribed or intimidated into submission, or replaced (read that: shot).  As of now we have come to the point of “weBenito Mussolini refuse and they replace”.  How long before they step in somewhere else?  The federal government has been far too involved in our everyday lives for years.  Now that a majority has bucked up and said “whoa Hoss!!”, Obama and his cutthroats are going to just send in their Gestapo agents to enforce the dictate.

The question is, what are the states going to do????  Are the governors and other elected officers of these states going to accede to the demands of the dictatorship or are they going to stand up for the Constitution?  Are they going to honor their oath of office and their pledge to We the People???

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak has said he does not have the authority to enforce federal laws and will not do so.  What will Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and the Republican controlled legislature do??? Will they step up and use state Mary Fallinlaw enforcement to prevent this act of treason or will they roll over and give in???  If they will surrender our 9th and 10th Amendment rights today what happens when the “federales” get finished with the 2nd Amendment?

If Congress, both political parties, and the governors of the threatened states, allow Obama to get away with such a blatant act of tyranny where will it stop??  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know what happens when a small group of people can use force to impose their will on the majority of the population.

And what about those states not directly affected by this?  Do you think this doesn’t affect you?  I remember a quote from Pastor Martin Niemoller  in which he mentioned all the times people were trampled on by the Nazi government and he said nothing because it wasn’t him. Then they got to him and he was alone.  We all must stand together now or there won’t be any standing together later because many of us will be gone.

Now is the time for the governors to get together and create a plan of action against this blatant tyranny.  Many sheriffs have said they will stick with We the People, and We the People will stick by their sides.  The time for party politics is gone.  This is about the liberty of the citizens of the United States of America.  The noose is tightening around our necks and the ruling political class is tightening it as fast as they can because they see the citizens waking up. They see citizens beginning to make serious preparations for an all-out assault on our freedom by a dictatorial oligarchy in Washington, D. C. (De Cesspool) and they are moving as fast as they can to head off any ability of said citizens to oppose them.Bible, flag, guns, Our rights

The people are mobilizing to fight off the activities of a government overstepping its Constitutional bounds while most of our elected officials, in both political parties, band together to remove our only means of protection, the 2nd Amendment.

This action bConstitutiony the regime will abolish the 9th and 10th Amendments; universal firearm registration will abolish the 2nd Amendment.  The 4th Amendment against illegal search and seizure had been trampled to death numerous times in the last few years.  Our Republic is on the verge of oblivion and dictatorship is on the horizon.  Obama, Boehner, McConnell, Reid, Pelosi, McCain, Graham, Cantor, Schumer, and the rest are not going to just give up when they are a whisker away from the absolute control they have been seeking.  Their behind-the-scenes handlers won’t allow it either.  The window for a peaceful resolution is rapidly closing.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russsell

Claremore, Oklahoma

March 26, 2013

“Representation” Democratic Party Style

John Morse, Colorado State Senate President

Democrat leader of the Colorado State Senate, John Morse, recently stated, publicly, that he just ignores his constituents, and tells his fellow State Senators to do the same, because he doesn’t like their stand on gun control.  Now isn’t this just the height of arrogance and tyranny?  He is a “servant of the People” who swore to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”?  That dismissive and disgusted tone in his voice when referring to “some people” should be an alarm to anyone, including voters registered as Democrats.

Americans, this is what we are facing with increasing frequency from elected officials at all levels and in both political parties.  This is truly a “bi-partisan” power grab we are facing. The increasing degree of arrDemomcrat Logoogance on the part of elected officials shows how far they have gone in their plan to take total control over our lives.  It is one thing to have “discussions behind closed doors” and another thing altogether when they just come out and brazenly boast about their actions against We the People.

This man and his entire party are trampling on the Constitution and making no attempts to hide it any longer.  They are taking an “in your face” stand, daring We the People to do something about it.  The bully has thrown down the gauntlet for everyone to see.  He is openly challenging citizens to put a stop to tyranny, his tyranny.  The entire Democrat Party, and the Republican Party as well, are telling We the People that they can do as they wish and the Constitution means nothing.  Republicans posture and beat their chests for a while and then compromise on “common sense gun control measures”, meaning they sign off on taking away our right to own firearms as stated in the 2nd Amendment.  The straw argument that “no one should have the right to own a nuclear missile” just doesn’t fly with citizens.

republican logoThere are some in Congress, and in state legislatures around the nation, that are standing up for us and for the Constitution.  They are being pilloried by the political class of both parties and the lame stream media for doing so.  Anyone who has the temerity to challenge their “all-knowing wisdom” is declared an “enemy of the state” and subject to a drone strike at any moment because, according to Attorney General Eric Holder, “if the President does it, it is legal”!!!!   This is the stuff of dictatorships not a Constitutional Republic.

I wrote a couple of articles last month that address the problem of politicians and their handlers who deny the rights of We the People.  In the first one I appealed to people with name recognition and/or immense wealth to “put their money where their mouth is”, and challenged conservative voters to stand behind them in this battle for liberty.  In the second one I appealed to citizens who are registered Democrats to think about what their party is doing to their nation, and to their individual liberty.

This attitude oBarbed Wiref “we know better and will ignore you peasants” has passed the point of concern and has come to the point of outright danger.  If they no longer feel any necessity to hide their contempt for American citizens and for our way of life, We the People are facing imminent subjugation. Our rights to self –defense are being gutted by a government that holds the opinions of its citizens in disdain and total disregard.  They see themselves as the only ones capable of making decisions that are “in our best interests”.

Our government is engaging in actions that many see as a preparation step for the taking up of arms against its own citizens.  The Department of Homeland Security has secured contracts for the purchase of billions of rounds of hollow point bullets, designed for maximum damage to the human body (these aren’t for “target practice”); tens of thousands of fully automatic rifles, the true “assault rifles”, not the semi-automatic kind you and I possess; are re-fitting thousands of armored “Urban Rescue Vehicles”, the kind with gun ports, for use in American cities; and helicopters fly through our skies shooting machineguns in simulated “domestic unrest” scenarios.Dept Homeland Security Logo

Martial Law may be right around the corner.  The government could isolate citizens and confiscate their firearms, or kill the citizen who refuses to surrender their protection, over little or nothing, mostly “imagined offenses” as is happening in California right now.  They like to throw the mental health issue out into the arena because they know Republicans will hide behind the need to “keep the guns out of the hands of the mentally deranged”.  Of course, that category now applies to any veteran, whether they have seen combat or not.  And who will define “mental illness”, Sen. Diane Feinstein?  Even now people who believe the Constitution is the law of the land and the basis for our nation are called “extremists” by those in power in both political parties.  How much of a step is it to declare these same “extremists” as mentally ill for the purpose of denying them their 2nd Amendment rights?

The Democratic Party, and their allies in the Republican Party, have this all designed to destroy the ConstitutionConstitution and to subjugate We the People.  Establishment operatives in both political parties have joined forces to impose their will on the citizens of America.  They don’t care what we think, what we want, or what is lawful.  They desire the power to dictate our lives to us and this Colorado State Senate president has come right out in the open and stated as much.  The message to We the People is “agree with us voluntarily or we will impose agreement on you”.  Nanny Bloomberg is doing the same thing in New York City, telling people of the nation that he will impose our best interests on us if we refuse to acquiesce voluntarily.  This has to stop, and We the People must stop it, if liberty is to be re-established.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

March 24, 2013

 

Feinstein Anti-Gun Bill Defeated???? Not Really!!!!!!

 Eagle-I willl not sit EagleI saw a story on Facebook that gave me pause.  I wrote the following paragraph in the comment box and shared.

Before anyone jumps up and down over this “victory” look at what has happened. The fallback position has always been universal registration, the exact position the republikrat establishment agreed to when this all started. They come to a “bi-partisan agreement” and pat each other on the back while they bask in the glow of an approving media, and We the People have just lost our 2nd Amendment rights. Universal registration will lead directly to confiscation. And confiscation has been the goal of both parties from the beginning. We are being played again, by both party establishments. Universal registration is the last nail in the coffin of the peaceful restoration of liberty in the United States of America.

As I said in my comment, there will be a big hoopla about “coming together in bi-partisanship” but what they will be celebrating is the final nail in the coffin of liberty.  Once they know where the guns are they will be “Johnny on the spot” to take them away “for our own protection”.  Lindsey Graham is yapping about “mental health” issues.  Okay Mr. Bigshot, who decides who is “mentally stable enough” to own a firearm?  Didn’t I just hear Sen. Diane Feinstein say ALL veterans were mentally unfit to own a firearm?  Aren’t these the same veterans who have been fighting a real shooting war for the libertyFlag Exercise our Rights of people, and a nation, they don’t even care about while their families are being treated like “potential” terrorists and criminals by their own government?  And when they come home with chests full of medals, or not; or come home with only part of their bodies intact, they come home to a government that considers them “potential” terrorists and criminals?  The word “potential” seems to be tossed out by liberals for P C purposes only.

When California’s lame excuse for confiscating guns becomes a nationwide effort, directed and/or supported by the federal government, the opportunity for a peaceful solution is gone.  Some state governments are ignoring citizens on this and a variety of other issues.  People in both parties at the state level are bowing to the national party apparatus in passing legislation and regulations. Some local law enforcement departments are taking military vehicles and weapons being “given” to them by the federal government, to be used against citizens not criminals.  Others are pledging to stand for the Constitution and fight the federal government if they try to disarm citizens.  All levels of government are being driven by the Republican National Committee and the Democrat National Committee, and their behind the scenes handlers.

Make no mistake, when they have firearm registration where they want it they will be using those 2700 armored, mine-proof, small arms proof,  “Urban Rescue Vehicle” mini-tanks that have gun ports all around  .  There are UN troops and equipment scatterUrban Rescue Vehicle 2ed all over the country “being trained” by our military.  The drug cartels and Islamic armies are sitting in Mexico waiting for confiscation to come about so they will have an unchallenged rampage over We the People.

Americans, do you ever ask yourself why we have hundreds of thousands of military people scattered all around the world and how many billions of dollars we spend supporting them while our southern border is declared unsafe for American citizens to visit?  Why is it that nothing gets done about the illegal alien invasion, by either political party?  Why is it the Department of Homeland Security is arming to the teeth; to wage war against its citizens maybe?  Why is Fast & Furious not pursued to a conclusion by Republicans?

We are on the precipice of losing what liberty we have left.  When Congress succeeds in reaching a “bi-partisaEagle 2nd Amendmentn agreement on ‘common sense’ gun control” they will have succeeded in gutting the 2nd Amendment and it doesn’t take much imagination to know how it will go when it hits the Supreme Court.  The court is packed with liberals, although some were disguised as conservatives at the time of their appointment.

The pretense is now gone!!!  Politicians are brazenly going against the Constitution, and imposing a dictatorship on the citizens of the United States.  They will still mince words and posture for their adoring media when they come to an agreement but the media isn’t really on the side of We the People are they?

The passage of universal registration will begin the final descent into the fight between good and evil, a fight between liberty and Bible, flag, guns, Our rightstyranny that is beyond solving with words. And you can be assured that Republicans will compromise on “common sense gun control measures”.   Some people will give up their firearms but most won’t.  The political parties have come out united in their desire to impose their will on the American people and We the People will resist the dictatorship with every asset at our disposal.  What will ensue at this point is a blood bath as We the People do our best to defend our liberties against a tyrannical government made up of the political class in both parties.  The politicians know this, hence the massive efforts to disarm the populace.  How else can it end if they impose universal registration?  Few in either political party will truly stand up for the Constitution and We the People.

This isn’t rocket science, it is history.   Look at the history of 20th Century dictatorships:

Ottoman Turks:  1.5 – 2 million Armenians disarmed and murdered

Lenin/Stalin:  26 million Russian citizens disarmed and murdered

Adolph Hitler:  21 million German and occupied nation citizens disarmed and murdered

Mao Tse Tung:   35 million Chinese citizens murdered

And it goes on from here, Cambodia, Cuba, Vietnam, Rwanda, and others; with an estimated 262 millionGeorge Washington A Free People Quote people killed by their own governments in the 20th Century.  They have the armored cars, sophisticated military equipment, and armed drones fill the skies of America.  They have the people in the form of UN soldiers, muslim terrorists, and drug cartel members ready to carry out the genocide once they have successfully disarmed We the People.

Don’t think for a moment it can’t or won’t happen here.  They are well into the process. Our government is declaring war on the “enemies of the state”, patriots who desire only to live in peace with the liberty given to us by Almighty God and guaranteed in the Constitution, and specifically in the Bill of Rights.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

March 20, 2013

 

Are All Democrats, Politicians and Their Voters, Marxists?

 Diane FeinsteinThis past week the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Sen. Diane Feinstein’s gun control measure that outlaws more than 150 different firearms by a strictly party line (10-8) vote, despite a 2nd Amendment that clearly says “shall not be infringed”.  It doesn’t say “some firearms can be infringed”, or “some magazines can be infringed”; it says “shall not be infringed”.  State legislatures in California, Illinois, New York, and now Colorado have all passed some sort of gun control measures that clearly go against the Constitution, the 2nd Amendment, and the intentions of our Founding Fathers.

I often wonder what happened to the “Blue Dog Democrats” who were so vocal and so visible during the TEA Party rallies in 2009/2010.  Where have these “champions of freedom” in the Democrat Party gone?  When their re-election was in danger they were more than happy to stand up and deny any support of Democrat Party Marxism.  Now??? Crickets!!!!

I know of no Democrat in Congress, or any state legislature, that has stood up in the last few years and defended the Constitution, as written by our founders.  Are there no Americans left in the Democrat Party?  Are all of them determined to destroy our Republic and replace it with a dictatorship as long as it is led by their party?  Is party loyalty so intense that they are willing to let a 237 year history of liberty and self-determination go down the tubes for the sake of a political party? John F. Kennedy

What happened to the Democrat Party of my childhood, the Democrat Party led by John F. Kennedy?  Kennedy believed in low taxes; and valued the 2nd Amendment, self-determination, and the responsibility of American citizens to stand on their own two feet and make a life for themselves and their families. And, above all, JFK valued liberty. The following quotes from JFK reveal his thoughts on America and what our way of life means.

“A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget…. As the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues. Prosperity is the real way to balance our budget. By lowering tax rates, by increasing jobs and income, we can expand tax revenues and finally bring our budget into balance.”

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

“Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people.”

“By calling attention to a well-regulated militia for the security of the Nation, and the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fear of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the 2nd amendment, will ever be a major danger to our Nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic military-civilian relationship, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the 2nd Amendment will always be important.” 

Today’s Democrat Party is the polar opposite of JFK.  They endeavor to strip We the People of the rights given by God and guaranteed by Demomcrat Logothe Constitution in the Bill of Rights.  JFK would never sit in a Judiciary Committee meeting and tell citizens we don’t have the right to defend ourselves from criminals, or from a tyrannical government.  Read he last quote again.  He would never tell us we must either turn in our weapons or have them confiscated to “protect us” from each other.

I have often written, in criticizing the Republican Party, that JFK would not be able to win the nomination to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2008 or 2012 because he would be too conservative.  If the Republican Party has gone that far left and is considered the party of “right wing extremists” by Democrats, what does that say for the Democrat Party?  I know good people, delusional but good, who are Democrats.  How is it they can vote for today’s Democrat Party and stand by those who seek to strip them of their rights as they strip mine from me.  Do thAfraid to speak against tyrannyey believe that they are going to be allowed to have guns just because they register with the right political party?

Are Democrat voters so naive or so downright stupid that they think their party will only destroy the basic rights of citizens who are not Democrats and not also apply that destruction to them?  Can anyone really be that clueless?  I find it almost impossible to believe that out of 55 Democrats in the Senate there are none who will stand up for liberty as outlined by John F. Kennedy.  Am I to understand that not one of them, nor any in the House of Representatives, will stand against the clearly Marxist leadership of their party and put the freedom of their children and grandchildren ahead of the agenda of people who are undoubtedly seeking the destruction of our Republic to Bible, flag, guns, Our rightsreplace it with a dictatorship, ala Hugo Chavez?

I know there are a lot of Republicans, such as Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, and others who are willing accomplices in the destruction of America but at least there are some who stand for the Constitution.  Are there no Ted Cruz or Rand Paul type Senators in the Democrat Party?  Are there no Louie Gohmert, Ted Poe, Jim Bridenstine, Tim Huelskamp, Justin Amash, Jason Chaffetz type Democrats in the House of Representatives?

What has happened to the Democrat Party?  I can only assume that every voter who casts a ballot for a Democrat believes in tyranny and absolute power coming from the party elitists in Washington D C (De Cesspool).  Can nEagle- America Deserves Bettero Democrat voter see where these people are taking their nation?  I find this distressing to a level I don’t know how to describe.  If people who I believe are upstanding patriotic Americans can go into the voting booth and choose people like Charles Schumer, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Sheila Jackson Lee, Hank Johnson, Charles Rangel, Nancy Pelosi, etc. is there any hope for our nation?

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

March 16, 2013

The 2nd Amendment: Who Decides Its Meaning?

Eagle-2nd AmendmentThe Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment II:  “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

It isn’t a matter of whether the government bureaucrats and politicians understand the phrase “shall not be infringed” or not, but rather a matter of they don’t acknowledge the basic tenet of the Constitution or any of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights.

Barack Obama has called the Constitution a “charter of negative liberties”, meaning it was written as a bad thing not a good thing because it limits the authority of government.  He was referring to the redistribution of wealth at the time but has since applied this same demented opinion to every liberty guaranteed to We the People.  Obama sees himself as above the Constitution and the law of the land.  He seesIl Duce Obama himself as a dictator, giving and taking away at his discretion.

The 2nd Amendment is under serious attack from both state and federal governments, on many fronts and by a diverse group of people.  It is no secret that the Democrats have long desired to establish their dictatorship by first disarming We the People.  This battle has been going on for years and isn’t anything new.  One new aspect, however, is the Veteran’s Administration sending letters to veterans stating they may not be mentally capable of handling their own affairs and therefore also not mentally capable of owning firearms.  There is an appeals process but that will result in the desired outcome; veterans “deemed” mentally incompetent and left without the means to defend themselves, their families, and their God-given rights, stripped of every right they fought to preserve for others.

What is frightening is the new allies of the Marxist Democrats.  House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-22) has come out and statKevin McCarthyed that gun control and immigration “can be done without help from Republicans”.  Odd, I thought McCarthy is a Republican, but says he will work with Democrats against Republicans. It seems as though neither political party much cares what the Constitution says, nor what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote it.  Now we find the Republican Party establishment coming out in favor of various gun control schemes, all designed to ultimately render We the People as slaves of an autocratic dictatorship.

Several states, including Illinois, New York, California, and now Colorado, have come out with legislation that is clearly unconstitutional yet politicians on both sides of the aisle “deem” themselves wiser than our Founding Fathers and have decided they have the authority to Constitutionmake such decisions.  They will decide who can protect themselves and how that can be accomplished.  Some of the more prominent self-defense suggestions have been whistles, call-boxes, scissors, ink pens, wetting one’s pants, and it gets ridiculous beyond here.

As government officials at the federal and state levels seek to disarm We the People, they have ramped up the quantity, and lethality, of weapons possessed by such defense oriented agencies as the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA). YEP, that’s right! the group that forecasts hurricanes.  I am not sure why they need full automatic M-16’s and billions of rounds of ammunition but who am I to question the “elitists” in Washington????   Local areas are finding IED-proof armored cars popping up and helicopters flying over their cities firing machine guns.  The Department of Homeland Security (sic) just acquired 2700 armored vehicles, plus thousands of full automatic rifles, handguns, and several billion rounds of hollow point ammunition.  For the novice, hollow points cannot be used in war; they have been banned by the Geneva Convention.  And while there is some discussion about who these “Urban Rescue Vehicles” (with gun ports) actually belong to there is no question they are being fitted for urban warfare in American cities.

Much has been said and written about the eventuality that a Supreme Court case will once again decide if We the People can defend ourselves or not.  With the decision of John Roberts on Obamacare it is obvious the 2nd Amendment is in danger.  Who can citizens depend on to stand up for the Constitution and the God-given rights it guarantees?  We know Democrats despise liberty and will stop at nothing to enslave us.  We are reminded quite often that the Republican Party is no better.  The Republican establishment would rather “get along” with Democrats than do their duty to “uphold, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States of America”.

I believe that the freedoms engrained in the Constitution are OUR freedoms, given by God, and only acknowledged as sDon't Tread On Meuch and guaranteed by said Constitution.  Those who decide what the 2nd Amendment means are We the People.   If We the People allow any governmental entity; the federal government, state government, any court, or any politician, to determine our ability to defend ourselves from evil we will find ourselves as slaves to those who make such decisions.

Rights are given by God to individuals.  Those individuals confer authority and responsibility to others to govern in the best interests of We the People.  When government, at any level, “deems” themselves the final authority over our lives we find tyranny, suffering, poverty, and slavery.  The rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights are MY rights.  The Constitution does not give rights to government, it sets limits.  It limits the action government is allowed to take and provides for the people to be the final arbiter of what is legal or not legal.  Those sitting in their ivory towers making rules for We the People toFreedom Flag live by are stepping well across the line of Constitutional bounds in a number of categories.  They have decided they are wiser, smarter, and more worthy of deciding what is or is not permissible, and the Constitution be damned.

We the People must stand strong against this tyranny.  If allowed to fester, tyranny will envelop all it touches and grow a cancer that is fatal to a Republic.  When those seeking ultimate power are the ones who are judge, jury, and executioner justice will never prevail.  It is up to us, We the People, to stand up for the rights, values, and responsibilities given to us by Almighty God.  It is up to us to band together to preserve a liberty bought with the blood and lives of thousands of our predecessors.  It is up to us to preserve that Flag Exercise our Rightsliberty for our descendants.  If we cower in fear or dismiss the danger and allow this to go on unchallenged we will see generations of Americans living under the yoke of oppression such as has been seen in Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, Communist China, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, and other dictatorships.  I will not allow the Supreme Court, or any other government agency, to make me a slave.

I, for one, will not stand by and let this happen.  We the People have seen the greatest nation to ever exist slide into disrepair due to our neglect of our responsibilities to insure liberty for future generations.  WE have been asleep at the wheel as tyranny has been implemented slowly.  Now that We the people are awake it is incumbent that we act to preserve what liberty is left and fight to restore that which has been lost

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

March 12, 2013

 

Is Rep. Markwayne Mullin Now John Boehner’s Spokesman?

I find each pronouncement by Congressman Mullin (R-OK-2) to be more and more enlightening as to his perception of his role in Markwayne MullinCongress, and ever more perplexing in my perception of his role in Congress.  Mullin is now telling us what John Boehner said to the Republican conference in their meetings, focusing on keeping control of the House in the 2014 election.  Hey, Markwayne, I guess you don’t realize it but We the People of the Oklahoma 2nd Congressional District didn’t elect you to come back here and tell us what John Boehner says.  We sent you to Washington D. C. (DE Cesspool) to TELL John Boehner what WE SAID!!!!!  I can find Boehner’s lame whining on any social network site, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and any number of television talking head shows; no need for you to come back and act as his spokesman.

This Continuing Resolution song and dance has to stop.  Markwayne stated in this interview  that he “wasn’t going to back himself into a corner” by saying he would vote against the CR if it doesn’t defund Obamacare.  This is the typical “Potomac Two-Step” we have heard from others before him; “don’t take a stand so no one can quote you, and don’t vote for or against anything that can be used against you in an election”.  No change in Washington from the OK-2nd District.

As it turns out Mullin voted in support of the Continuing Resolution, effectively saying the status quo is acceptable to him.  Spend!! Spend!! Spend!! is the order of the day and Mullin will “go along to get along” with Boehner and the others in his dictatorial cabal.  It seems that keeping promises and honoring his oath of office can wait until “next time”.

Tell me, Markwayne, when is “next time“ going to come?  Boehner has been saying “next time” for more than 2 years now and our country continues running (CR?) down the road to financial ruin.   I guess “being part of the Boehner team” is more important than honoring your oath of office and the promises you made to thousands of voters who believed you and put their confidence in you.  Wejohn-a-boehner thought you were a part of OUR TEAM, not Boehner’s team!!!

Mullin mentioned in the interview on KFAQ that he used his time in a recent speech on the floor of the House of Representatives to complain about “partisanship” and to urge everyone to “just get along”.  Isn’t that the same mantra we have heard from Republican establishment types for years now?  More of the “go along to get along” crap from someone I thought would go up there and fight for liberty in my name.

The reason I supported Mullin in the Republican runoff is that I was afraid if his opponent George Faught was elected we would get a mushy yes-man, and I did not want any more of such people in Congress.  I guess I was wrong about Mullin.

In his last appearance in Claremore Mullin stated several times that he “didn’t vote for Nancy Pelosi”.  Just a “heads-up”, Markwayne, neither did Dan Boren in his last term.  But Boren didn’t  vote for John Boehner either.  “Not voting for Nancy Pelosi” isn’t exactly a “get out of jail free card” in my book.  Boren didn’t vote for Pelosi in his last term and he also didn’t vote for the final draft of Obamacare.  He voted for it the first 7 times but not the last one, the one that everyone would see.  We could have kept Boren and nothing would be different in Congress with a Democrat sitting in the OK-2 seat.

Now, take a look at Oklahoma’s 1st District representative.  Jim Bridenstine doesn’t spend his time complaining about “partisanship”.  He is aligning himself with conservatives, not the establishment, and standing up for We the People.  He also refused to vote for Boehner as Jim BridenstineSpeaker because he promised in his campaign that he wouldn’t.  Bridenstine deposed former RINO John Sullivan in the 2012 primary elections.  Bridenstine also fulfilled one of his promises to voters by voting against the CR  .  He is aligning himself with those who are upholding their oath of office by fighting the political corruption going on in Washington, not bowing to the corruption that is party politics in Congress.

Boehner’s plan is always next time, never now.  I for one am tired of the “next time” mantra from Boehner and his patsy leadership team.  Rep. Jim Bridenstine is standing up for We the People and making a concerted effort to actually change the way things are done in Washington while Mullin whines about finger pointing, and then falls into lock-step with the very people he was sent to stop.

Instead of throwing in with the conservative faction in Congress, as expected by voters, Mullin has chosen to follow the lead of RINO’s Cole, Langford, and Lucas in bowing to John Boehner and his band of traitors.   Republican House Whip Kevin McCarthy is now saying they can get gun control and immigration passed “without support from Republicans”.  If that isn’t in the top ten of most outrageous staKevin McCarthytements I don’t know what would qualify.  This is the “leadership” Mullin voted for in the most important decision he will ever make in Congress.  Who still believes in the Republican Party???

When Mullin had the chance to change the direction of our government he folded.  His very first vote, the most important vote he will make, was for John Boehner to be Speaker of the House.  Now he whines about how things are being done.  WELL, DUH!!!!  What did you expect Markwayne???? You voted for a man who is known to be a dysfunctional clod and a fan of the white flag approach to fighting for liberty.  You voted for Boehner in spite of many in your district Eagle watching GOPurging you to help remove him.  Now you tell us what Boehner says!!! I don’t care, nor does anyone else care, what Boehner says.  Your job there is to tell Boehner and his henchmen what WE the PEOPLE say.

If Mullin can’t manage to represent WE the People of the 2nd District any better than this he might as well come back to Broken Arrow and run his business.  We don’t need another “yes-man” in Washington.  I bet we can find someone in Northeastern Oklahoma who has the courage to stand against the Boehner Crime Family and represent the 2nd Congressional District in the fashion we expect.  I wonder if hiring a campaign consultant he owed just over $60,000 as his chief of staff is a factor in the Mullin approach to “bi-partisanship”.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

March 10, 2013

Sequester Cuts Scam: “An Oldie But a Goodie”

The situation in our nation today takes me back many years to the early days of a sit-com called “The Beverly Hillbillies”.  I remember the Clampetts hooking up with “Honest John” Shafer, played by long time comedian Phil Silvers.  “Honest John” sold them every monuBeverley HillBilliesment in Washington, D C (De Cesspool). Those “dumb ole’ Clampetts” just kept giving “Honest John” Shafer checks made out to “C.A.S.H.”  If you grew up with the Clampetts, Milburn Drysdale, and Jane Hathaway you will understand.  Congress and the ruling elite are “Honest John” Shafer and We the People are the Clampetts.  We are being conned by experts who make it their lifelong career to scam us into giving them everything we have while thinking they are taking care of us and “looking out for our best interests”.

Senator Tom Coburn (R-Ok) has come out with what he calls “Back in Black: A Deficit Reduction Plan”.  In this plan Coburn points out numerous places where millions of our tax dollars are wasted.  But who else in Congress has looked at his plan?  What leadership, in either party, has paid one second of attention to it?  They ignore it because Coburn’s plan will actually benefit the “Clampetts” to the detriment of “Honest John Shafer”!!Tom Coburn

This is our problem, America.  We have a plan to cut $9 trillion dollars without cutting back on anything that is necessary for life in America to improve.  We sit here and watch Obama, then Boehner, then Reid, then McConnell, then Pelosi, then the usual Idiot Corp of the government bureaucracy stroll out to tell We the People how much we are going to suffer.  They are even worried about the Island of Guam tipping over.  Oh, wait, that was last time.  This time Maxine Waters said we were going to lose 170 million of the 140 million jobs currently in the United States.  Again I quote the Aflac duck:” HUH?????????”

So, I am wondering why, when Sen. Coburn has this long list of waste items that can be cut, that none of these cuts ever get made?  Why doesn’t either political party make even the most minor of efforts to remove this wasteful spending?  Why is it that every time we come to this point, as we do on a regular basis, it is always the same things being cut, always the things that are going to cause the most pain to the lives of We the People?  Why are we giving billions of dollars to Egypt in the form of Abrams tanks and F-16 Falcon fighter/bombers?  Why are we giving arms and money to the Syrian ”rebels”, actually Al Qaeda, when that money could stop the closure of airports, daycare centers, free medical clinics, etc.?  Compassion for the poor??

And, what about the billions being given to the United Nations?  What about the foreign aid to Saudi Arabia?  Saudi Arabia???? Don’t they make trillions every year selling us oil at preposterous rates????  These things can’t be cut but we can cut money going to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, soldiers and sailors serving their nation in far off lands?  Come on America, don’t tell me you still buy this crap from these party oriented confidence men!!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen of America, you are being conned by people who only care about themselves; their power, their prestige, and how they are going to continue to rule us.  Our nation is being bled dry; financially, morally, and Constitutionally by people in both political parties who care nothing about We the People, the Constitution, and the future of our Republic.

Barack Obama continues to fly around the nation at great expense.  Nothing is too grand for “der leader”!!!  No one in Congress, Il Duce Obamaother than Rand Paul and Tom Coburn, has cut any money out of their office budgets to turn back to We the People.  No one in “leadership” has done anything to actually lead by example.  Michelle Obama sticks her nose into anything and everything like she is royalty.  We daily hear all the horror stories about how America is going to suffer; yet we spend $1.4 BILLION per year to keep “The Jeffersons” in the White House, not to mention their numerous Five-Star resort vacation trips and separate planes for the family dog!!!  Don’t tell me we can’t cut expenses without hurting the citizens!!!

Sen. Coburn has the answers to many of our problems right there in his “black book” but no one in the leadership of either political party will allow any of it to come up for consideration.  Why does this go on if they are as concerned as they all say they are about the well-being of American citizens?  Well, I guess the political class does have an answer, more government; more of what caused the problems in the first place.

This is a Republican Party problem; this is a Democrat Party problem; this is a political opportunism problem.  Political opportunists in both parties are pitting We the People against one another.  The political ruling class has joined foDemomcrat Logorces to frighten and intimidate citizens into acquiescing to their agenda of continued tighter control of our lives.

I wrote a few days ago about the need for a political party to represent the 67% of We the People who identify as TErepublican logoA Party conservatives.  Neither political party has shown any desire to actually fix the problems our nation faces.  It is more about pointing fingers and placing blame so nothing ever gets fixed.  There are good people in Washington but they are outnumbered terribly.  They need us as much as we need them.  We are a team!!!

There is a light at the end of the tunnel still.   I am proud of and encouraged by my fellow Americans who are stepping up now. The sheriffs and police chiefs who have pledged to refuse to disarm citizens are a breath of freedom. We need a wholesale change of perspective, to one based on The Constitution.  I see it beginning at the county level with these sheriffs and their constituents.  We can take this unity to Washington if we will band together in mutual protection, and support those people in Congress who will speak out for us.  This is a call to action for YOU. Contact your Senator, your Congressman, and demand they get on board with this.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor his work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

March 8, 2013

A Letter to Working Class Democrats

I wrote an article a few days ago in which I appealed to conservative leaders in many fields to come together and form a 3rd political party to represent those of us not being represented In Congress.  To look at it on the surface one Eagle Changing Things I Cannotg Acceptmight think I was talking to Republicans and Independents primarily, but they are only a portion of the audience I want to reach.  I am truly perplexed by people who will vote for Democrat candidates when the party stands against everything you say you believe in and value.

During the hey-day of the TEA Party movement in the 2009/2010 election cycle you were right there with Republicans, Independents, and Libertarians; telling the federal government you have had enough of their big spending, “sit down and shut-up peasant” attitude.  You were a part of the 67% of We the People who assembled peacefully and voiced our desires as to how OUR EMPLOYEES should conduct OUR BUSINESS.

You are a Catholic, a Methodist, a Baptist, an Evangelical, a Lutheran, etc. who believes in God, believes in the salvation of Jesus Christ, believes in the freedom and responsibility to conduct your lives accordingly. You are an agnostic, Wiccan, pagan, etc. who are “religious” polar opposites of Christians.  You want to worship whatever orBible n Flag Picture whoever you wish, in peace.

You are a homosexual, bi-sexual, cross-dresser, etc. who wants to live your life as you want to live it. You aren’t the one out creating publicity stunts to get attention.  You are the one who just wants to live your life in private and mind your own business, and have others mind their own business.  Your skin has any one of a variety of tints but your blood is always red.  You live by the “Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.

You are a union member who is forced to pay dues to a small group of people who control the job market.  This is called extortion and is illegal when not conducted by government and their henchmen.  You are a secretary, salesman, or customer service person at a store somewhere.  You want to live your life, have a job, and raise your children; and to be free to eat what you want; to go where you want, when you want, without government controlling every aspect of your life.  You want to be free to express your values and faith openly.

You are people who believe in the values instituted by our founding fathers, understand what they believed, know what they established, and desire to pass those values and beliefs on to your children and grandchildren.  You believe in the George WashingtonBill of Rights as stated in the Constitution; that those rights are “God given” and do not come from the benevolence of government. You are part of the 67% of We the People who make up the TEA Party.  I know you have courage, I have seen it.

The Democrat Party favors the confiscation of firearms, do you?    The party believes in open borders and clamping down on law abiding citizens in favor of people who break the law, do you?  The party elites believe only they are intelligent enough to know what you can eat, how you can spend your money, and on and on and on. Do you believe you are intelligent enough to make decisions on how and where to spend your money, feed your kids, spend your leisure time?  The party doesn’t believe it but I do.  I know you are intelligent, I have seen it.

Both political parties have joined forces to thwart the TEA Party mindset, not just the organizations but those who make up the rank and file.  You are a threat to a dictatorship being implemented by allies on both sides of the political aisle.    You are a veteran who has served your country with honor and dignity.  You are a part of those being declared “enemies of the state” or “potential domestic terrorist”.  You and I, the grassroots element of America, are being pushed out of everything, by both political parties, in favor of a central government control system that threatens all of us equally.

We are in this together, you and I, the common man/woman who desires the freedom to make our own choices in life.  You and I are much alike.  We have the same basic beliefs, as did our founders.  They had many differences, slavery being one of them.  Some were Christian, some atheists, some essentially agnostic; but they managed to forge a great nation.  We have many differences but we have much more in common.  If our founders could come together and find aConstitution way to establish the United States of America why can we not come together and do it again?  And when I say “come together” I mean unite behind the Constitution and the men and women who built this grand nation.

I address this to the rank and file Democrat voter but not you alone.  Every bit of this applies to Republicans, Independents, and Libertarians.  We must come together based on the values we share, the values we know are essential to the future of America as a Republic.

You are part of the 67% of We the People who stood up in 2009 and said, “We have had enough of this”.  It is time to stand up again.  I tried to make a difference from within the Republican Party and found out it is hopeless.  Even people at the county level are dug in with the liberal party establishment.  The “party first” mentality must end if we are to save our nation for future generations.

It is time for a new generation of founding fathers, and the foot soldier who made it possible.  Everyone remembers George Washington but who remembers the common people in the days leading up to and through the Revolution?  Eagle- America Deserves BetterYou and I are the foot soldiers Washington depended on to succeed.  We are the people who banded together to throw off the bonds of tyranny and establish the greatest nation to ever exist.  WE are those who will not be known in perpetuity but we are the ones who must make the future.

You and I, WE THE PEOPLE, are the ones ultimately responsible for the future.  I know you have the courage, I have seen it.  I know you have the intelligence, I have seen it.  I know you are patriots, I have seen it. You picked up your own trash at rallies and were polite to policemen, and other officials, and each other. You treat others with kindness, consideration, respect, and friendship.   You have the same values and desires for your nation as I do.   Do you have the willingness to step up again as you did in 2009 and be part of a new movement to restore the United States of America?

I have offered a solution to our political party problems.  Some will say “it can’t be done”, “we don’t have enough time”, “I don’t like that group”, etc.  I say it can be done and it is up to us to do it.  Let us come together to restore liberty and limited government as designed by our founders. We are no less courageous, no less intelligent, and are no less capable than were those 237 years ago.  The question is: “are we as determined to live free as our founders were”?

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

February, 27, 2013

Help Wanted: New Generation of Founding Fathers

This is an openEagle- America Deserves Better letter to a new generation of founding fathers who I hope will stand up and “pledge their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” to the cause of a restored Republic of the United States of America.  I am asking for leaders to lead; people with wealth, name recognition, and the trust of We the People to lead us into a revival of  the liberty once known by citizens of America.  It is time for a political party to represent the disenfranchised in both political parties and the Independents who have been disenfranchised for a very long time.

I speak to Allen West, Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, Ted Cruz, Ted Poe, Jason Chaffetz, Mike Lee, Ted Nugent, Glenn Beck, Kelsey Grammer, Bruce Willis, Jon Voight, Donald Trump, Thomas Sowell, Herman Cain, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Neil Boortz, Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pastor John Hagee, Pastor JamesAllen West Manning, and many others who just don’t come to mind right now.  You have the money, the name recognition, and the respect of the 67% of We the People who identify as TEA Party members or sympathizers.  I know there must be Democrats who are fed up with the Marxist tilt of their party also.

We have a plethora of people, black, white, red, yellow, and a few polka dotted ones, who are ready and willing to work to elect conservatives but are lacking in leadership. Neither political party represents the majority of, or even a plurality of, American citizens.  Both parties pander to the fringe on the left, the moochers and looters who live their lives with their hands out, and/or the military industrial complex that simply makes money off of war.

Politicians in both parties ignore the two-thirds of We the People who make this nation work.  Corruption is rampant and neither Rush Limbaughpolitical party has any intention of changing the status quo.  They make their fortunes and live a life of luxury off of the sweat of common people who just want a chance to be successful and become wealthy also.

The founders gave everything they had to forge a nation based on freedom and personal responsibility, with a focus on helping each other when in need. Many of them came out the other side destitute but free.  There are millions of Americans just like myself who have a desire to live free yet find ourselves condemned to voting for the lesser of two evils, evils that are working together behind the scenes to subjugate and enslave us.Sarah Palin

The Democrat Party has been full-fledged Marxist for many years now and the Republican Party is running as fast as they can to catch up with them.  John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Eric Cantor, Jeb Hensarling, John Cornyn, Orin Hatch, and the other RINO’s have not in the past, do not now, nor will they ever represent We the People who have conservative values.  They make huge promises to get our votes then spit in our faces as soon as they get in office.

I wrote a blog article not too long ago  reminding people of the promises John Boehner made in 2009/2010.  He has john-a-boehnernever fulfilled any of them, instead minimizing the influence of the TEA Party in 2010 and blaming us for the losses in 2012.  Karl Marx Rove has declared war on TEA conservatives and all but called us “enemies of the state”.  While he has been forced to grovel a bit we all know he meant what he said and will stab us in the back every chance he gets.

The New World Order globalists running both political parties despise everything our founders stood for, and so in turn despise everything I stand for as a conservative.  We the People need, not just one, but scores of heroes who will stake their fortunes on our future.  The founders did it and won a great crusade that established a freedom and a nation based on God given rights that has been the “shining city on a hill” (John Winthrop) for 237 years.

Republican governors are succumbing to the allure of millions of tax dollars to implement Obamacare in spite of the opposition of voters.  John Kasich in Ohio and Tim Scott in Florida are but  two prime examples of Republican politicians who were supported by TEA Party conservatives, got elected behind that support, and are now turning their backs on the promises they made and the people who supported and elected them.  There are more, including Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, who publicly denounces Obamacare but works feverishly behind the scenes trying to implement it before We the People can stop it.  This duplicity is treason in my mind, and an offense that should be punished by impeachment at the very least.

During the 2012 campaign I worked with a man named John Albert Dummett Jr. who was running John Dummettfor president as a Republican.  John is just like me; a nobody who cares about his country and the legacy left behind by such great men as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, Nathan Hale, and countless others who risked so much for liberty.  John Dummett is in this same class but doesn’t have the national stage of those I mentioned earlier.  His platform is one that conservatives everywhere can get behind.  He is a well-educated and well-spoken man who can stand with anyone when it comes to knowledge of our Constitution and the courage to “protect, defend, and uphold” same.  He should be a part of a new creation also.

When you look at demographics you find that 40% of Americans are Republican, 40% Democrat, and 20% Independent.  The TEA Party montage makes up 67% of We the People.  If all 20% of Independents identify as TEA people there are still 47% that have to come from somewhere, namely both political parties. Two-thirds of anything is a winning proposition.

It is time for real “change we can believe in”.  The outright lies and deceit of both political parties has reached a point that cannot be ignored by anyone who loves liberty.  I am as much of a patriot as anyone, but lack the financial resources and public stage to make the kind of difference that can be made by the rich and famous among conservatives.

We the People are here; looking for encouragement, direction, and confidence in a future as great as that established Eagle Changing Things I Cannotg Accept237 years ago with the defeat of Great Britain and the ratification of our founding document, The Constitution of the United States of America.

You people have the financial resources to get a party started and the fame to garner support from millions of Americans desperately seeking leaders they can believe in and count on.  If all of you and all of those other unnamed conservatives would band together with the various TEA Party factions, Freedom Works, and other organizations we could forge an unbeatable force for freedom that would rival the accomplishments of 1776.  Will you pledge “ your life, your fortune, and your sacred honor” to liberty?  I have no fortune but will pledge my life, my talents, and my sacred honor to the cause.  All I need is a direction and that isn’t available through the Republican Party.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

February 26, 2013

God, Guts, and Guns: Defeating The “Common Sense” Gun Control Lie

Well, here we go again with the “common sense” gun control laws.  Republican Senators are about to do their normal 2nd Amendment Eaglesurrender of our rights again.  A “bi-partisan” Gang of Howmany is sitting down behind closed doors to decide how to subvert the Constitution of the United States of America, AGAIN!!!  It matters not that We the People pay them to govern according to our Constitution, they have decided they know better than “us peasants” what is in our best interest and what will be allowed.

Yesterday I wrote about the lie that is the” Sequester”.   The issue of gun control is being handled in the very same manner.  First, Diane Feinstein wasn’t happy with the results of the “testimony” before the “investigative panel” so she has decided to convene her own panel and call her own “witnesses” to “find a resolution to gun violence”.  Of course, that packed court resolution stops at We the People not having any way to protect ourselves from criminals, or a tyrannical government.

This pattern of indoctrination follows the same path as every other power grab by politicians in both political parties. The Democrats demand total disarmament.  The Republicans put on their white hats, jump on their whrepublican logoite Demomcrat Logohorses, and gallop to the rescue.  YAY REPUBLICANS!!!   Well, not quite so much.  Republicans offer a “compromise”.  Let’s just register every firearm and make ANY transfer of said firearm subject to “background checks” by the federal government.  While they propose this as a “common sense compromise” it is nothing of the sort, and both parties know it.

This is nothing more than a conspiracy to disarm We the People before they swoop in like Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Hugo Chavez, Barack Obama, and every other despot the world has known, to turn our Republic into a dictatorship with FEMA indoctrination/work/death camps in our future.  Nothing about any proposed “compromise” will line up with our founding document, or the will of the American people.

The worst of it is that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Ok) is part of the gang, along with Chuck Schumer.  The quote in the article in which Schumer says “both sides are talking in good faith” would be funny if it wasn’t so ludicrous and dangerous.  That man wouldn’t knowIl Duce Obama good faith if it bit him on the butt!!!  Add traitorous RINO’s John McCain and Susan Collins into the mix and we have the makings of total disaster for the Constitution and We the People.  Coburn will give cover to those who need cover to get re-elected, while We the People and the cause of liberty die.

This cannot be allowed to happen.  We the People MUST stand up now.  There is no fallback position for us.  There is nothing behind us but the ditch for our lifeless bodies to collapse into when they finish us off with a shot to the back of the head because we refused to acquiescjohn-mccaine to tyranny.  If we surrender to this tyrannical act we will have no chance of retaining the liberty that has been won with the blood of so many patriots throughout the last 237 years.

Our Constitution guarantees us the God given right to defend ourselves.  Registration has led to confiscation every time it has been done.  Do you think this time will be different? It won’t!!!!  The problem with this, like any other gun control legislation, is the people doing it.  Those desiring to take away our means of protection from evil are the very evil we oppose.  Evil can only prosper when there is no Constitutionopposition and unarmed people are not an opposing force to anything; they are subjects, slaves.  The politicians of both political parties are teaming up to take the only means of preserving liberty from us.  They make it sound so noble and so just, “for the children”, but it is nothing more than a lust for power that mirrors the power lust of all tyrants.

There are things we can still do.  GOD: First and foremost we need to get on our knees and beg God for forgiveness, mercy, guidance, and courage.  GUTS: Secondly, we must use the guidance, and courage God gives us to stand up and make ourselves heard and obeyed, TODAY!!!   It won’t be easy as politicians and their NWO globalist handlers have almost completed their tyrannical plan of enslavement.  They see themselves on the verge of their “utopia”.  We need to burn up their phone, fax, and e-mails letting them know where we stand and that we will stand behind the pledge “I WILL NOT COMPLY!!!!”.

Many county sheriffs are standing strong and have formed an organization to unite with We the People to fight this federal abuse of power.  Please find your state and county, and sign up to help and stay informed.  Right now is the time to show courage rather than despair.  Let your “representatives” in Washington know where you stand.  Make sure they hear and understand you loud and clear.

GUNS: Our last resort is our guns, hence the hurry to remove them from our possession.  If we surrender our firearms, or allow registration that will lead to confiscation, there will be no chance to recover the nation given to us by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Nathan Hale, and the countless patriots who gave lifeEagle Changing Things I Cannotg Accept and limb to win the freedom we inherited from generations of patriotic and brave Americans.  A war is not the answer that I would choose if I have a choice but it is far better than that of a life of slavery, brutality, and tyranny.  That is the life we face if We the People bow to the masters and give up our firearms.

Like firearms, liberty once taken will not be given back.  It took 70 years for the peasants of Eastern Europe to throw off the shackles of Soviet oppression and that was only accomplished because Ronald Reagan built the United States of America into a nation that could and would stand with those behind the “Iron Curtain”.  When we are the ones behind the “Iron Curtain” of Soviet style government who will be there to help us win our liberty back?

God, Guts, aAfraid to speak against tyrannynd Guns; in that order, is the answer to the tyranny we face in today’s United States of America.  These are the answers to the dilemma we have in front of us and we must be up to the task.  God will be with us if we will turn to him and ask for his forgiveness and mercy. The Israelites defeated mighty nations against seemingly impossible odds when they turned to God. When We the People follow God’s way and take the steps that we must take He will be with us and we will regain our nation.  We need the courage of faith to stand up and must have the firearms necessary to defend our way of life.  If we fall short in any of these three categories freedom will be lost for generations.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell
Claremore, Oklahoma
February 25, 2013

Chris Dorner & Jake England: Mass Murderers or Folk Heroes?

With all of the support given to Chris Dorner after his murder spree I find myself looking for a person I can call a hero for “standing up for himself”.  I found him in Tulsa, Oklahoma of all places.  The Tulsa story didn’t get the same publicity Dorner Chris Dornergarnered but the story is essentially the same.  Dorner is in the process of being canonized by leftists across this nation for murdering people who had nothing to do with his firing from the Los Angeles Police Department over questions of conduct.  I don’t know for sure why he was fired, and no one probably ever will know as the truth won’t be allowed to see the light of day.  The Los Angeles Police Department will cover their tracks and whitewash the affair, as will supporters of the actions taken by Dorner.  No one cares what the truth is, only that their side wins.  It doesn’t help that the LAPD took to tossing a hail of bullets at anyone driving a pickup truck in California without bothering to find out who was in the vehicle, but that is another issue.

The fact of the matter is that Dorner is a mass murderer, plain and simple.  There is NO excuse that can be made to justify what he did, or is there?  I find the justifying circumstances in the Tulsa case I mentioned to actually be more valid and horrendous than in Dorner’s but the killer here isn’t being made into a folk hero.  WHY, you ask???  I will get to that in a bit.  Right now, let’s review the Dorner case.

Dorner was fired from the LAPD, ostensibly, for reporting the misconduct of another officer, breaking the “code of silence” imposed on law enforcement. Not unlike the “code of silence” imposed by the Mafia and their subordinate and successive gangs is it?  This goes back and forth enough to make one’s head spin.  I heard a blip on television of Marc Lamont Hill, a “professor” at Columbia University, actually calling Dorner a hero.  I don’t understand why any television “news”Marc Lamont Hill outlet would put this simple-minded racist, Marc Lamont Hill, on the air and allow him to spout the trash he spouts.  It also boggles my mind that this quack is teaching kids, or rather indoctrinating them.  Hill called Dorner a “modern day Django”. Django, it seems, is a movie about a black man “having fun killing white people”.  To “Professor” Hill, Dorner is a hero for going out and killing white people who had nothing to do with his situation.  Sure, that makes perfect sense.  After all, killing white people because they are white is not a racial hate crime is it?  Every childhood movie hero of mine made his fame by killing innocent bystanders because of the color of their skin, yeah right!!!!

Now back to the Tulsa killings in April, 2012.  Jake England should also be considered heroes Jake Englandby “Professor” Hill.  They went out and avenged the senseless murder of England’s father by a black man.  England killed blacks because a black man killed his father.  Seems perfectly rational when you go by the “Professor” Hill theory!!!!  All England did was “avenge” a wrong done to he and his family.  Since a black man committed the offense, black people, not anyone in particular just any black person, should pay the price of revenge.

According to the standard set by “Professor” Hill and all of the other left-wing nuts, any action taken is acceptable if justified by “having been wronged” by a group or class of people.  The little caveat of “while I don’t condone killing innocent people” just doesn’t quite work for me when it is tacked on in front of praising a mass murderer. “I don’t condone killing innocents” either but England suffered much more than Dorner, and by Hill’s theory, had even more justification to commit the acts he committed.  It shouldn’t matter that the five people he shot had nothing to do with his father’s murder, they were black and that should be enough, using the “Professor” Marc Lamont Hill theory.

Our Republic is going downhill fast, due in part to the kind of rationale shown by “Professor” Hill and the other nuts who justify Dorner’s actions.  There is always a perfectly rational explanation for anything that is done by a black person or a Marxist with a “cause”.  If Timothy McVeigh had been black or a leftist he would have been hailed by the left as a “modern day whoever” for killing innocent civilians as revenge for the actions of Janet Reno and Bill Clinton in the Ruby Ridge (Randy Weaver and family)  and Waco (Branch Davidian) murders.  I don’t remember any conservative applauding McVeigh for killing 168 people, including many children, who had absolutely nothing to do with either of the Janet Reno murder scenes.  McVeigh is simply considered a mass murderer by people from both political spectrums, as he should be.

People getting on television and trying to justify the unjustifiable due to a particular political spin is reprehensible, to coin a word popular with liberal/progressives.  Cold blooded murder is not justifiable under any circumstances yet we find justification every time a liberal/progressive supported group or person commits any horrendous act.

This “my side is always right” attitude we see from the left is destructive in more ways than one.  It justifies bad behavior on any scale by using a false flag argument that revenge is acceptable when the cause is one they agree with.  We are seeing the left condone the use of drones to kill American citizens who have a belief in the Founding Fathers and the Constitution of thConstitutione United States of America because they don’t like anyone to the right of Marxism.

The difference between the Dorner and England cases is miniscule in the commission of crimes but vast in the reaction from those who seek to destroy liberty in America.  To use a cartoon I saw a few days ago, “taking away my guns for a crime committed by someone else is like taking my car away because someone in another state drove drunk”.  There is another one about the neighbors and the number of kids they have but I won’t use it.  I don’t drink alcohol and I don’t go on murder sprees so why should I be punished for the crimes of others?  The attitude of the left is one of subjugation to their agenda and this is no different.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

February 19, 2013

US Constitution: Transitioning Our First Amendment from Freedom of Religion to Freedom to Worship

<< This article was updated on November 13, 2013 >>

Freedom of Thought or Consciousness is dangerous to a free society. However, political correctness is suppressing an individual’s free exercise of religion. This practice actually suppresses the First Amendment and promotes Article 18 of the Declaration of Human Rights. Freedom to Worship appears similar to Freedom of Religion but they are actually on opposing ends of the spectrum. For over 60 years, our nation and our legal system has slowly adopted this UN Human Right to Freedom of Worship over the free exercise of Religion.

The US Constitution protects an individual’s right to openly practice and express their religious beliefs. The First Amendment states,

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Our federal government and media are at war with Christianity. As the Westboro Baptist Church, Jeremiah Wright, Terry Jones and pedophilia priests are poster children of Christianity, Christians have succumbed their religion freedom. The demonization has created a void in society and other deities’ are introduced as substitutes. Christianity’s moral foundation emphasizes individual responsibility to God as well as to society at large. Movie stars, politicians and activists are now providing this moral foundation to our society.

In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced freedom of worship with his “four human freedoms.”

After his death, Eleanor Roosevelt continued his legacy as she chaired the United Nation’s Declaration of Human Rights. FDR’s Four Freedoms became the foundation of the United Nations. During a dedication of Four Freedoms Park last October, Ban Ki-Moon (UN General Secretary) proclaimed these freedoms as the United Nation’s founding vision.

UN Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18 states:

“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

The potential for abuse that exists in the difference between Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Worship is best exemplified by the Healthcare mandate ragarding abortion and contraception. This mandate differentiates between the mechanical practice of religion and belief within that religion. They deemed the physical act of entering a church is worthy of first amendment protection., the belief system underlying that is protected.

When someone’s free speech is suppressed for fear of offending someone else, we have truly lost our Constitutional right. This Human Right (as opposed to our individual right) suppresses religious influences on thought and conscious. Article 18 of the Declaration of Human Rights actually exemplifies intolerance. When someone’s free speech is suppressed due to offending someone else, we have truly lost our Constitutional right.

Organizations promote freedom from religion and “Free thinkers”. Meanwhile, public schools and city councils are sued for their religiously affiliations, mostly for the practice of Christianity.

New religious affiliations have crept into our society such as atheism, agnosticism, Patheism, worship of Mother Earth and humanism. These religions must respect Judeo-Christian expression if they expect their own practice to be respected.

Religious alternatives are being promoted within our society. Environmental groups push religious views such as Pantheism or the worship of Gaia. In 1971, our nation introduced Earth Day. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day. We should all love our planet, respect it and celebrate it but it should not be worshipped as a religion.

The Supreme Court and others have boxed religion as defined as a separation of church and state. We have accepted atheism which is a religious choice just as Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. It is the religion of no religion which has been advanced by countless court decisions in violation of the first amendment. The Supreme Court declares school prayer and nativity scenes unconstitutional. Church leaders cannot defend the right of religious people to exercise their freedom in the public square. We are losing our Constitutional rights and becoming a secular, progressive autocracy under Human Rights.

Christianity receives much good that do not get publicity, none to the degree the abuses receive. The practice of religion has seen much abuse. The medieval harshness of Sharia Law is incompatable with many accepted norms within our free society. Under Afghan law, punishment of Proselytism, conversion from Islam to another religion, is punishable by death. This is Freedom to Worship. This is not a reason to reject religion. This is a reason to correct any shortcomings while maintaining moral primacy and societal decorum.

In the twentieth century. disastrous political/military campaigns are driven by progressive, humanist, atheists. Dictators such as Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, and Mao were ruthless, fanatical atheists. They believed in the collective good was the ultimate goal. These agendas have killed millions of people. People should not be forced to conceal their faith when in the public arena. We must combat the state sponsored atheism being pushed upon society.

Should we force an environment of intolerance so free thinkers have an environment to exercise worship, or one that tolerates other practice of religions? If we become responsible for other’s thought and consciousness, this oppression will not stop at religion.

Olympic Arms Stands Up For The Constitution

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Gun manufacturing company, Olympic Arms, Inc. has turned down a solicitation to advertise in the FOP Journal, the publication of the National Fraternal Order of Police.  The FOP very strongly supports the most extreme of gun control measures, highlighted by their jumping for joy over the Diane Feinstein proposal.  Olympic Arms issued a statement with “grievances” listed as their reasons for refusing to advertise with the FOP.  They went even farther, saying they will not sell to, advertise with, or generally do business with any other entity supporting gun control, including the federal government. Other firearm manufacturers have also refused to sell to government entities.

In a related matter, Police Chief Mark Kessler of the Gilberton Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania has called for civilian volunteers to join with his police department in building a “reserve force” (sorry Sheriff, I live in Oklahoma or I would sign up).  The purpose of the group Kessler calls for is to provide aid to his police department should the need arise to resist Federal authorities when it comes to the Second Amendment and the confiscation of firearms from law abiding citizens.  This is about as “grassroots” as grassroots can get, local citizens joining with local law enforcement to enforce the tenets of the Constitution.Sheriff Mark Kessler  Many sheriffs across the nation have stood up for their oath to the residents of their counties and to their oath to The Constitution of the United States of America.  I call on every sheriff in the nation to join the Constitutional Sheriffs Association  and be a part of the defense of liberty in America. If you are a sheriff, please sign on.  If you are a relative, or just a citizen, urge your county sheriff to take this stand with We the People.

Another large concern is the situation with ammunition.  The government bought 1.6 BILLION, (yep, with a “B”) rounds of ammunition in just the last ten months of 2012  and are about to order 21.6 million more rounds in the next couple of months.   They bought .40 caliber hollow points and 5.56/2.23 ammunition, causing shortages and outrageous prices.  And to make a side point for the “low information voter” and those who may just not know anything about firearms and ammunition, hollow point ammunition cannot be used in war due to Geneva Convention bans on their use.  Also, the use of such expensive ammunition for target practice is ludicrous.  That only leaves one place to use those hollow points, and that is on We the People. They are Dept Homeland Security Logodesigned to do maximum damage to the human body, not paper targets.  The federal government has already amassed enough bullets to shoot each American citizen; that is every man, woman, and child in the nation, 5or 6 times.  And they are putting out solicitations for even more “personal defense weapons”, that in my hands is an “assault weapon”.  Same gun; different hands, different designation.

If the manufacturers of ammunition want to stand with We the People, and their own ultimate future, they will join in this refusal to sell to, and/or advertise with organizations and agencies that seek the demise of the firearms industry.   These companies stand to make hundreds of millions of dollars, money that will come out of the pockets of working class patriots who believe that the right to keep and bear arms comes from God, not man.  In their quest to put money in their pockets these manufacturers are enabling the subjugation of their own employees, along with the rest of us.

So essentially, I am buying “personal defense weapons” and a lot of ammunition; for bureaucrats, including the NOAA, our nation’s hurricane forecasters, and other bureaucrats who have no need for guns and ammunition at all, much less in such quantities.  How many weather forecasters need a full-automatic military rifle to forecast a hurricane? In the process of this government largesse, the availability and cost of guns and ammunition to people like myself is becoming impossible.  And where are these weapons actually going?

I call on all manufacturers of anything related to the 2nd Amendment to take this same stand.  We the People have shown our willingness to support your companies.  The sale of firearms, ammunition, and accessories have skyrocketed in the last few years as people become more and more alarmed at the actions of the federal government. Those who now reap huge profits from a growingly abusive government will eventually fall prey to the appetite of this same government.  If you don’t believe me go back and check on Willy Messerschmitt, for one.

Nazi Germany saw many industrial magnates profit by supporting Adolph Hitler and his regime of terror and murder. Naturally when the dust settled they had nothing.  How about the lessons from Soviet Russia, Cuba, Communist China, North Korea, Iranhitler4, and on and on and on?  Will our arms industries follow the example of these countries or will they join in the movement of a civilized people to return our nation to the values espoused by our founders?  Will these companies and the people who manage them look to the Constitution and our founders or will they stand with those bent on dictatorship?

We the People are standing up to the tyranny being forced upon us.  We have lost the sad excuse we have for a news media.  They are totally controlled by the NWO globalists and loudly call for disarmament and the abolition of the Constitution.   And while one political party actively and openly strives to enslave its citizens the other one hems and haws around while looking for excuses to send Abrams tanks and F-16 fighter/bombers to the Muslim Brotherhood.  These politicians, who are so concerned about “honoring a treaty with Egypt”, are hiding behind rhetoric to ignore their oath to honor the Constitution as they assist in the subjugation and Il Duce Obamaenslavement of their supporters. The Muslim Brotherhood can be trusted with state-of-the-art weapons systems but I can’t be trusted with a semi-automatic rifle!!!!!

Who is the enemy and who is the friend here? We already know where both political parties stand.  Those questions need to be answered by the ammunition manufacturers who are raking in profits from wanna-be dictators as our Republic travels down the rest of the road to dictatorship.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity in faith, with the responsibility given to me be Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

February 14, 2013

Last Ounce of Courage: A Movie For Patriots

  I just finished watching an incredible movie.  A few months ago I saw previews of a movie called “Last Ounce of Courage” and Last Ounce of Courage Covermentioned to my wife that I would like to see it.  She found it at Amazon.com and ordered it.  This movie had been sitting in a box with some others for quite some time and she pulled them out today and we decided to sit down and watch it tonight.

The story is about a Vietnam veteran who lost a son in Iraq or Afghanistan, not really sure which, but where isn’t important.  The story is what is important.  Bob Revere is a mayor of small town America who watched his son go off to war and saw him return in a casket.  The story line revolves around Christmas but the underlying reality of today’s America is what matters.

Bob Revere is a Medal of Honor recipient from Vietnam who takes a stand for freedom when the ACLU, and the media naturally, threatens his town with lawsuits and other strong-arm tactics over acknowledging that Christmas is celebrated as the birtBob Revereh of Jesus Christ.  Revere embodies the spirit of America and what we are losing because We the People have allowed ourselves to be intimidated into acquiescing to the views of a very small minority of people who are agnostic, pagan, and/or just downright evil.

Anyone that knows me can tell you that I am about as tough and hard-nosed as anyone can be but I found myself teary eyed through the entire movie.   It made me swell with pride and ache with sadness and concern at the same time.  This movie took me back 42 years to my time in the military.  It took me back to a time when friends died on distant battlefields in third world hell holes that no one remembers or cares about today.

I think of friends who died in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Central America, and South America; in unknown and unacknowledged counter-insurgency operations all around the globe.  Many died in places no one ever knew about because the operations were so highly classified that company and group commanders didn’t know where they were or what they were doing.

It made me think of the sacrifices made by the 1.3 million who have died since the beginning of our Republic and the countless millions who have suffered crippling injuries, both physical and mental, to preserve the ideals founded in 1776 and written into the Declaration of Independence; and later, in 1791, written into The Constitution of the United States of America.  It made me think of the millions more, like myself, who were fortunate enough to serve in the military without the debilitating injuries so many suffered through, and still suffer through today.

Our nation is losing the freedoms so many have sacrificed so much to provide for us.  Like Bob Revere we have become comfortable with giving in to tyranny without realizing we are doing so.  In one line in the movie Revere says “that’s just the way it is, kid” when talking to his grandson.  Many sit in comfy homes, with plenty to eat, with warm roofs over our heads, and do little or nothing to honor the sacrifices of so many who deserve to be honored. Honoring them is more than a parade on Memorial Day or Veterans Day.  While these things are important, they aren’t the most important things we can do.

Little by little, a government run by dictatorial minded thugs intimidates us into giving away the legacy left by those who have put their lives on hold, or sacrificed themselves, for an ideal that was more precious to them than their own lives.  We give in to the threats of lawsuits by bullies because we want to “just get along and live in peace”.  During the Benghazi hearings Hillary Clinton said “at this point, what difference does it really make?”.  My blood boiled when I heard those words come out of the mouth of one of the most despicable people to ever sit in a seat of government.

What difference does it really make, indeed!!  The more important question is “What difference do I make?”.  What difference do I make  in the bigger picture of liberty for my children, my grandchildren, my great grandchildren.  Like Bob Revere, I served my country honorably in the military.  But again, like Bob Revere, that isn’t enough.  Our future generations need us more than we have ever needed anyone.  The “greatest generation” fought Hitler, Tojo, and Mussolini in World War II to defeat the most evil forces on earth at the time, all to preserve my chance to live free.  Like Revere’s grandson I hadn’t been born yet when my father joined millions of other men to put Bob Revere Grandsontheir lives in harm’s way for a future generation they would birth.  The wars of my day, I thought, were for freedom of our country but they really weren’t, at least not directly as World War II had been.  The wars against Communist expansion were more about the freedom of others living in countries far away from our shores, yet stopping the expansion of evil, in the long run, was necessary for the protection of our land also.

We are in a war today, right here in America.  It isn’t a shooting war, yet, but is a war none the less.  Our war is against the principalities and powers of darkness as described in the Holy Bible, powers that control our government.   We are fighting a war for the very soul of a nation and a future of liberty for our children and future generations.  If we lose this war it will be decades before there will be a chance for freedom, if that chance ever comes.  We are fighting corrupt politicians like Bob Menendez who has sex with underage girls, paid for by our tax money and protected by a corrupt political system that values their power more than they value morality and what is right.  Menendez is only one of many corrupt politicians and bureaucrats who demean the values America stands for, yet sit back and condemn those of us who value honesty, integrity, and morality.Sen. Bob Menendez

The TEA Party rallies and recent gatherings at state capitols to support the 2nd Amendment are encouraging but more needs to be done.  People have finally become alarmed enough to stand up and be counted even though they know a despotic government is recording their words, their actions, their phone calls, e-mails, and internet site comments.  All this is being done to intimidate us into silence or to build a lists of “enemies of the state” to be arrested and murdered when the time comes for the final takeover.

Some cower in silence, and/or temper what they post, out of fear of reprisal from the government.  I have been told numerous times that I should stop writing the articles that I write and posting what I post on social network sites, or tone down the rhetoric out of concern for who might be reading and taking notes.  I am critical of despots in government, regardless of political affiliation, and that is dangerous I am told.  The media is already in the pockets of the despots but the independence minded patriots are not, and will not be intimidated into silence.

We the People can win the war against tyranny but we can’t do it by being silent.  We don’t need to run out into the streets shooting guns and yelling, but we cannot win by sitting silently and allowing the thugs in government to run roughshod over our freedoms either.

Go to the movie theater and watch this movie, or better yet buy the DVD and watch it with your children and neighbors. Pass it around to those who will watch it and stand up for freedom.  No one who has fought for freedom, or anyone who has lost a loved one in that fight, will be able to sit through this without tears.  I can’t imagine how anyone who loves freedom will be able to watch without being touched deeply.  I sit here and write this with tears in my eyes, thinking of the sacrifices of so many and how close we are to throwing all of those sacrifices away out of apathy.

Please share this article with everyone you know, make it go viral in honor of those who have given all for your freedom and those who are still sacrificing for liberty today.  You can watch the trailer here.  Also, go to www.standusa.com and join in the community of Americans taking a stand for liberty, I have.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

February 10, 2013

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