Monday, July 26, 2010

The Freedom Essay Challenge

Yes, I realize it's been a while since I blogged here- but I'm back with a challenge:

The Challenge:
Write an essay on what freedom and the United States Constitution means to you, in 1500 to 2000 words. You may include such subjects as how we have deviated from the Constitution and where you think America is headed.

The Reward:
The best essay wins a free copy of "Resurrection of America", signed by the author. Eleven runner- up essays will be published along with the winning essay in an anthology on freedom in e-book format (Kindle & Smashwords).

You can grab all the details here:

**** But hurry, the deadline is August 31, 2010 ****.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

04 May 2010

Sparks are flying across the nation ….

Will they ignite a conflagration that severely burns the Federal government? The states are taking action to push back an encroaching Federal takeover of rights that are traditionally and constitutionally those of the individual states.

One can not help but notice the flavor of public opinion as more and more citizens are starting to realize we are on a downhill run towards becoming a socialist country. We may be in for one huge backlash come November. Could it be that the people themselves will help stuff an overgrown Federal government run amok back into a Constitutionally defined cage?

Here are just a few of the subjects heating up the headlines:

The Health Care Freedom acts
The Firearms Freedom ac s
Illegal immigration

Arizona, Montana, Idaho, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, and South Dakota have some version of the Firearms Freedom Act on the books as law.

Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia all have or are planning to introduce similar legislation.

The Arizona illegal immigration act is gathering all the headlines, look for other states to follow suit.

Then there is the Virginia 10th Amendment Revolution

Virginia also passed SB 417, the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act,

In Arizona, HCR 2014, the Health Care Freedom Act, passed the Arizona Legislature in 2009 and will be on the November 2010 ballot.

The Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act is under consideration in 37 states - Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Lawmakers in an additional four states—Montana, North Carolina, Texas, and Utah—have publicly announced their intentions to file the legislation.

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found “that 59% of likely voters say states should have the right to opt out of federal government programs they don’t agree with. Just 25% disagree, while another 15% are not sure”.


New Hampshire Becomes Fifth State to Opt Out of Federal Anesthesia Requirement

Texas Decides to Opt Out of Federal Education Dollars

States are beginning to opt out of Obama's Government Health Care program -
Arizona, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Utah wants to opt out of three Federal programs. They want to run education, transportation, and Medicaid in Utah.

And a note in closing – Patrick Henry lives –at least in spirit -

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I Think It's In The Water.....

Chicago’s mayor Richard Daley governs a city full of violence. Illinois lawmakers are looking to the National Guard to possibly deploy troops to help quell violence on Chicago's streets. You have to admit it’s getting pretty bad when legislators start thinking about calling in the Guard.

From Chicago’s WLS:
“Since the Mayor’s getting very little done in Springfield or Washington or in the courts to expand gun control, now he wants mayors in other countries like Mexico to drag American gun makers into the World Court in The Hague.
Daley says, “We are shipping guns there by the truckload to people to kill each other. They’re not manufactured there. And we want the drugs that come from other countries that is a conduit, like a highway through Mexico, into the United States! And we sit like we have no responsibility. We should not ship any guns to Mexico.”

I think it must be something in Chicago’s water. Chicago has some of the most restrictive gun laws on the books. They also have an abundance of violence. Oh, my, the criminal element has no respect for the onerous gun laws of Chicago. Who would have thought.
Now this “legislator” wants to sue in the World Court? He won’t even get as far as Guliani and Bloomberg did with their “sue the manufacturers” try. Might better expend some of that energy cleaning up Chicago. He could start by getting rid of those useless gun restrictions. And as far as I know the only entity in the US that shipped guns in any quantity to Mexico was the Federal Government.