[I have edited this to reflect the current status of our lives. Most everything else remains in tact as the original words of our Founders.]
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long-established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these United States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present Government of America is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
- They have refused Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
- They have forbidden Governors & State legislators to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till the Government’s Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, they have utterly neglected to attend to them.
- The President has gone around our Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
- They have made Judges dependent on their Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
- The President and the Congress has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
- They have affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power through different legislation passed in recent years.
- They have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving their Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
- For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
- For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury, through such Legislation as the National Defense Authorization Act:
- For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
- For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. Evident with the case of Arizona and their immigration policy.
- He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Muslim Brotherhood, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Government whose character is thus marked by every act which may define Tyrants, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Washington brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these United States, solemnly publish and declare, That these United States are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the Federal Government, and that all political connection between them and the Government in Washington, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Craig R. Bowden, Elizabeth Waltrip
Jeffrey Frank, Theresa Phillabaum
Adrielle Goodwin, Jack Goodwin
Good evening America. Today is Sunday, and I wanted to give a little about God this day. A large majority of us seem to be forgetting about His wonderful gift He has given us. The Constitution was a divinly inspired gift guaranteeing liberty to the people of this nation.
He saw the horrible situation we faced, and because we knelt and prayed for His help with sincere hearts, and because He knew our troubles, He helped guide us to the promise of Freedom.
This Freedom was not given by a King. No ruler gave us our rights. God made us all equal, and because we recognized this He blessed our cause.
We need to bring him back into our homes. It is time to invite His spirit back to our tables, and listen to what the Still Small Voice is trying to tell us.
No man is perfect, but with God’s divine guidance we as a people can accomplish things we can only dream of. We need Him more than ever in these trying times. The attacks on religion from our own government, that was allowed to be created through His guidance and support, need to stop. We need to again put on the armor of God and begin fighting with Him on our side.
We must cast aside our importance we put on luxury items and instead focus our attention to charity, and making our Nation, once again, under God. This needs to be one of our main focuses in this election. We need to ask our candidates who has the courage to invite God back into the government. Who is willing to stop the laws infringing on our rights as a free people to exercise our rights to worship?
I hope that you all will join me in this. We need to pray, encourage others into prayer, and get God back into every aspect of our lives. If we can do this, he will listen.
God Bless you all, and I hope your weekend was well.
How many people have thought about the times we are facing? What are you doing to be prepared? What steps are you taking to help out your community?
These are things that we really need to be asking ourselves these days. There is going to be a pretty big rough patch we are facing in the near future. This is something that is going to affect everyone, and I would have to say mostly in a negative way.
So let’s go over a few things I think you should do to get ready, in the just in case column.
Food Storage- This is essential that we have at least one month worth of food, if not longer.
Take a firearms course- Anyone who is former military, or police could tell you how important it is to maintain a strong knowledge of how to properly utilize your firearm in self defense.
Evacuation Plan- You should have a plan in place to get out of major city centers if possible. Most violence (riots, looting, etc.) happens in the big cities. You need to have a plan on how to get you and your family out. This includes meet up places, etc.
Educated yourself- Education is going to be one of the biggest tools you will have to help you on your way. Trades and knowledge will help you survive by providing service in exchange for goods.
This is but a small list of things to do, but they are very important. Rate yourself on the level of preparedness you have, and see what you can do to improve. If you have something you would like to add to my list, or others I have posted, please feel free to do so.
Part of this is to help educate people, and not everyone knows where to turn or what to do. Any help of any form to get people ready is always helpful.
Numquam cede, Libertatem aut mors.
I have heard many people speaking of what to do to change the way things are being done in this country. I have seen so many posts calling for us to literally fight the government. And I have even been asked by people to join them in their groups to start sending a message to the government in the physical sense.
I don’t think that some of these people really have any idea just how dangerous that sort of idea is. I understand the frustration with the government. I understand that it is a hard political fight for us who wish to have the government out of our lives. I do. I get it.
One of the main things that I have also noticed with this, is that the people that typically are calling for these sorts of actions, also do not have a plan in place for what is to happen after if we were to win the literal fight, assuming this happened. Well my friends, we would need a plan in order to take a literal fight to the government.
This is why I am trying the peaceful approach. A revolution without bloodshed. Believe me, there is no glory in war. I try to come up with actions to follow, that we can all do in our lives to hopefully affect some change in the way things are done. I don’t know if they will work.
So the people calling for a literal bloody revolution do have a point. What do we do if we lose the battle in the political arena? What if the rumors, and whispers of the government taking over our lives are really true? This seems to be something that many people do not want to touch, because of the implications it has.
Germans of Jewish heritage faced this in WWII, and some left. However, the majority of them figured that it would all pass, and that Hitler was just full of rhetoric that most Germans would not subscribe to. They ignored what was happening, and look where it got them.
It is natural for us to try to avoid conflicts that have not yet come to pass, but we need to really start looking at the possibility that we are not going to win this fight in the political spectrum, but through patriot and tyrant blood.
I do not wish this to be the case, but we need to start having a plan just in case. It is always better to be prepared and not need it, than need it and not have it.
So the question I ask before you today is, are you ready to help plan for a new America? One that we as a free people are able to govern once again. Are you ready physically to take up arms? Are you ready to join with others in the event this happens? Do you even own a firearm? What kinds of skills do you bring to the table? These are the sorts of things that we need to start thinking about, in the chance that we do not win.
There are socialists really pushing us to the brink of catastrophe in this nation. Start discussing this possibility and join in having your voice hear. Let’s at least have a good plan in case we are left to implement a new government. I know what I would do, which I will post a little later for thoughts, but what do you want to contribute?
Numquam Cede, Libertatem aut Mors.
Another late night. Another anxious attempt at sleeping. Another movement in me to write before I can get some peaceful rest.
I just wanted to stop for a moment and talk about why we are all here using Conservative social networking. It seems like there is no unity really in what we are doing here. This group is for Ron Paul. This group is for Romney. This group thinks we can go without winning the Presidency. Yet another forgets that we have to win more than just the Presidency. Then there are the division among specific ideas. I am getting so frustrated with people arguing over things that we really should not be arguing about.
Why are we bickering over our differences? Why are we not instead uniting on our common ground as patriots true to the Constitution this country was founded on? This is getting beyond absurd with one of the discussions I took part of today. All the different people talking about how others who don’t see 100% eye to eye with their opinion they suddenly become Obama supporters, and OWS plants.
This fighting amongt each other is going to kill us! It is going to destroy our cause before we ever get to November. This is exactly what the Obama administration and the socialists in out government want. Dammit, I have had enough of the immaturaty from people, in many cases much older than I.
So let’s yet again go over the uniting principles:
(1) We hate the government getting into our business and want them out of our lives. (2) We want to start moving back towards Constitutional conservatism. (3) We want to maintain our rights mentioned in the Bill of Rights (4) We want to have people represent us that actually represent, instead of worrying about their next campaign.
So let’s all push aside the BS and unite. We need to support the GOP candidate this go around, even if it is Romney. He is not my first choice either, but he’s better than Obama. He may not bring the massive changes we want right off the bat, but its a step in the right direction.
We need to start supporting conservative candidates across the board. Financially, and educationally to the public.
We need to start doing, and stop whining! I am a Marine, and we don’t sit around talking about what we are going to do, we get up and take the hill. That is why my creed has become Numquam cede, Libertatem aut mors (Never surrender, Liberty or Death). That is what I stand by. All who claim the title of patriot should have a similar ideal.
We should all be willing to lay down our very lives for this nation, but we can’t even seem to get united on simple causes. Case in point, I took an action, a letter that I wanted to send to the government. I have had literally hundreds of people complain about what they couldn’t do instead of coming up with what they would do.
I do not have all the answers but God as my witness I am doing something. I am trying. I have heard excuses, or the “I don’t agree with this one paragraph so I can’t support this letter.” Seriously people! Get off your rear ends and get into action.
I have been gaining signatures every day since I wrote that letter, and by myself I have garnered the support of hundreds of people in Utah. I am only one person and I was able to do that. Imagine if every single person that complained to me got 100 signatures. And each of them 100. We would be a voice of millions!
But no. We the people have become lazy, and unmotivated. We the people have become accustomed to our coffee shops at the ready and fast food prepared immediately. We the people love when its a quick fix and won’t put forth the real effort to actually do something.
I post here every day almost with ideas, with actions, with causes, with petitions, with news, with information, and I also hit the streets meeting with people. What is your excuse? All you bickering masses, and complainers?
Yes I may sound harsh today, but I speak the truth, and when a Marine speaks the truth it is blunt. I am rough and tumble, I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. It is time to wake up or we are going to put that man right back into office! Get off your butts.
Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)
And God Bless America, if there is an America left if we fail.
You know, I was dealing with something today I’d really like to talk about. I am a veteran, and have some issues from my service. No need to go into them, but I really want to tell you about state sponsored health care.
So today at the VA I had to wait severals hours just to take care of a minor issue. Hours! Not a 15 minute wait like you will find in most doctor offices, literally took two hours to get things taken care of.
And the claim I submitted a couple years ago is still estimated to take another month or more before I can get help for the issue I have related to my military service. This is something service-connected, and it has taken since January of 2010.
This is the system the liberal left wants the whole country on. Sure I don’t have to pay for things that happened to me in the service, but it takes forever to get something simple done. Can you imagine if I was waiting that long for something more severe?
And it takes this long to try to get an issue taken care of? Almost a year and half?
Makes a lot of sense right? Put the whole country on a system like this. I am glad that I am able to get some help with things that happened, but just imagine the whole country put into this sort of system. It’s good, but takes too long because of red tape.
I hope that the Supreme Court overturns this so the fight doesn’t exist to repeal the legislation.
God help us.
I wanted to take some time and share an analogy with you that I have thought of, that I don’t think anyone else has, when it comes to the path the United States is on.
America is an airplane, and its people the passengers. We took off on our first flight after we won our freedom from British Airlines. We are flying to our destination of Freedomville, and on the way we notice our fuel gauge is going low.
Now in the past, when this happened, we would land the plane for a while, make needed repairs on our own, refuel the plane, and take back off on our flight to Freedomville. We have hit turbulence along the way, but managed to keep ourselves in the air on our own.
New management has come into the America Airlines, and they decided that we needed to just keep the plane in the air when that fuel gauge starts going low. So they started asking China Airways to fuel us in the air.
The problem is that the management of America Airlines are pushing the plane to its limits, without landing to make repairs, so a gas leak has occured on the plane. This is ignored since China has their fuel tankers running around the clock to keep the American plane in the air.
The passengers are becoming concerned, because they know that we should not be taking in so much gas from this other country. A new policy comes out asking that all of the passengers give up their credit card information to pay the Chinese airline to keep America in flight.
It is to the point where almost no one on the plane has any money left, and people realize that if the plane does not land, and the people allowed to fix the plane, she is going to nose dive to the earth once the money runs out.
The American plane does have enough fuel to break the ties now, and land. It will take some time to make the repairs necessary and get the fuel back into the plane, but the Administration of America Airlines refuses to listen. Instead they are moving first class passengers into the coach area, and moving the less fortunate into first class so that all experience the flight equally.
We are to the point where we need to rush the cockpit and force the plane down, or we risk crashing and losing the way to Freedomville.
Numquam Cede. Libertatem aut mors
I wanted to take some time this Sabbath day and share with you a message I feel I must share with you wonderful patriots.
God is with us. I have felt the spirit guiding me through my writings and I know that He is listening to our prayers. The Lord has heard us, and we will be getting an answer sometime very soon as to the way this country is going to be shaped.
We must be ready to do the Lord’s work my friends. We are going to be tested very soon if we really mean what we have said and what we have been asking for. I do not know to what measure this test will be, but I can feel in my heart it is coming. We must stand ready.
Tonight I want to ask all of you to pray. Before you lay your head down for your sleep, I want you all to ask God to help you find the strength to move in these troubled times. Give yourself to God with a sincere heart, and allow for His blessings to come to you. It is time we start listening to that still small voice of the Spirit. It is there, and telling us what we must do. This voice will guide you, but you must first give yourself willingly to our Lord.
One last thing before I close this writing. We need to remember that while God answers our prayers, he does not always answer in the way which we may be expecting. When we ask him for courage, does He just give us courage, or the opportunity to be courageous? I guarantee you it is the latter. So we have been asking him to give us Liberty, he is going to give us the chance to make a choice and choose between freedom or serfdom from the State.
In closing, I would like to say a small prayer, and hopefully it will help you all feel the Spirit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and strengthen your resolve.
Our most gracious Heavenly Father.
We come before you this day to give thanks for the many blessings we have in our lives. We are thankful for our families, our friends, and the men and women who are helping to unite us under the cause of freedom.
We are thankful for the wonderous bounty you have given us, and we are also thankful for the opportunities you have given us in our lifetime.
We would like to ask a special blessing on those who are on the frontlines of the political spectrum, trying to secure the rights you gave us through giving us life, that they will have the strength and fortitude to be able to do your most holy work.
We also ask that you watch over and protect the people of this nation, as we know we are approaching a critical part of our nation’s history. We would also like to ask you to help soften the hearts of those that are unsure, or that are trying to do us harm, that they will change their ways.
Lastly, oh Lord, we ask that you help us put on your armor and that we will be ready when the time comes to do what we must.
We say these things, in the name of your holy son, Jesus, our savior. Amen.
God Bless everyone and God Bless America.
This post, I am going to put on my minister pants (and yes I am an ordained minister), because it is time that we address one of the most fundamental necessities we have forgotten in this country: God.
Some of the biggest problems I see in today’s society is a lack of God, but a claim of being religious. I cannot tell you how many people I see on Sundays walking to church, only to see them on the weekdays contradicting the very basic of Christian tennants.
The moral fiber of this country has been nearly shred by what we have allowed into our lives. The Devil is let in daily. Wde are bombarded by news media, television “entertainment,” music, our class rooms, advertisements, and even our leaders. I am so sad at what I see every day, evident in the break down of the family, the poor continuing to suffer, no one showing God’s love to their neighbor.
We are a Christian nation, or at least that is how we started out. There was a time that when a neighbor fell ill the community came together and helped provide meals and chores for the afflicted. People took care of each other, because as a Christian that is what you are supposed to do.
There was a time when people had a moral backbone and stood up for what is right. They would speak out when someone was doing something that is vile in the eyes of God. Granted there have always been sinners, and none of us are perfect, but if any of the Founders saw what is on Television today, they’d throw up.
There once was a time when the leaders of this country would turn to God for help in dark days. When it was ok to pray publicly on behalf of the American people, without tip toeing around words to make sure that you don’t offend someone.
There was a time when women had respect for their bodies, and did not go around showing off every asset they have, because someone popular or famous has/designed those clothes. Women at one point were defended fervently, and it was considered an honor to take her to bed on your wedding night knowing she saved herself for you. Now it is acceptable to practice first. And this attitude is even supported by the government with their tax payer funded Planned Parenthood (why it’s called that I’ll never know, with how they try and convince you it’s ok to murder your baby, that’s not planning a family).
There was a time when you would turn on the TV and see some light entertainment, with some wholesome words. Or perhaps an address to the nation from our top politicians. Now you see T&A. You hear people calling each other the most vile of names, and showing off things that should be kept to ones self. It is popular and ok to be a 16 year old mother, and heck, you even get to go on TV and showcase your horrible behavior to inspire other 15 minute of famers to get pregnant.
There was a time when people cared for their homes, their yards, their cars, everything they owned. You learned how to keep care of your things, and you were proud of them. Now I see yards littered with beer cans, and cigarette butts. I see pornographic filth strewn across the driveway from a windstorm that knocked over the garbage can, some of the pages floating to the nearby school.
At one point there was a time when our children went to school for a real education. They were encouraged to learn about history, and yes, even God. They have removed God our Father from the school in this day and age, and the only way the world could be is through that of evolution, or some big band, and while those may be some valid scientific theories, who is the master behind it all?
I am tired of seeing girls exposing themselves on facebook. It is not hot, it is immoral and you bring yourself down to becoming a harlot. I am tired of these young thugs who think they are so cool walking around with drugs and guns, protecting their “turf.” You want to experience something punks? Go to war. Actually protect something worthwhile. Learn about how you can defend this country and our way of life. You are all sinners in God’s eyes.
I am tired of liars in elected office, and tired of people making excuses for them. I am tired of the lazy half witted American that refuses to stand by God and the flag because it’s not the popular thing to do right now according to the latest TMZ poll.
It is time we all started taking a look into our souls and start repenting for what is happening. The Devil is at work, in disguise of pleasurable things. The easy way is not always the best way. I pray for the souls in this country. I pray that hearts may be softened.
We will fall if we do not turn our hearts to God and start putting ourselves back on track with the potential of what we as people are. Grow those backbones again. Pull out that Bible and read. Share the Gospel of the Lord with you family and friends. Become diligent in our daily lives to show love to our fellow man.
I beg of you America. For the sake of our Children, our Souls, and our country. Please take back your moral fiber before it is too late and this country is dammed.