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I'm a simple man, not a simpleton. The worst thing any of our leaders can do is to get those two things confused. I'm a warrior for those things I believe in. I stand up for my friends, family, God, and country. All I truly want is for the government to stay as far out of my life as I can get it. Oh and just in case you haven't guessed it; I'm conservative in my bones.


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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Post Election Return. Or... The Okie Patriot's Resurrection

Well friends, I'm back.  It's been a while and I have  to say that I'm not entirely sure if I accomplished all that I wanted to when I took my hiatus.  But I'll say this, I am fairly happy with the way that the mid terms went.  We have recieved new constitutional leaders in the House of Representatives such as Alan West and many others.  In fact, I believe that it is due to the work of many patriots that we have taken state legislation houses in many areas that have been traditionally liberal states.  And to be honest, I had real doubts that the dems would allow a vote to go forward. 

Thank God in heaven that I was wrong.  However, now that the dems were taken to the woodshed, we can probably expect the next 2 months to be a sprint into all the socialist programs that they can force a vote on.

So, what does this mean for the country for the next 2 years?  Well, assuming the Republicans are going to listen to We The People that put them in power in the House, the best that we can expect is 2 years of gridlock.  Actually, in normal times, that is the best of all outcomes.  However, with Barry's ObamaCare and the out of control spending is making this anything BUT a normal time in America.  So, we're pretty much stuck with the socialist programs that have been enacted and those that may be pushed through before the transfer of power in mid January.

The good news is that the muslim in chief is just a couple months from being neutered politically.  Assuming of course, that those new politicians and those like the RINO McCain (that claim to be reborn conservatives) continue to look to the people for their cue on what to pass and what to block.  The energy that was built up for this midterm election must be continued.  It must be built higher and more powerful for the next election cycle.  And for the love of God, they must remain above reproach.  We cannot allow the Liberal spin and smear machine to gain any ammunition for the destruction of our power base.

I'm glad to be back, friends.  Truly I am. I was hoping that my more dire predictions would come up false, and I am truly happy to report that although there were indeed more and more blatant attempts at stealing the elections in the various states, that they did not succeed in ruining our efforts. 

God bless you all.  Congratulations on a hard fought and well earned victory. 

But as always, keep your powder dry.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hiatus For The Oklahoma Patriot

Folks, it's no secret that I haven't been posting on here as regularly as I once did.  Nor do I do so with the passion and attention to details that I did a year ago.  Some of this is due to my position.  As an OTR driver and now a struggling entrepreneur, I simply don't have the time to devote to the site, as it deserves. 

Also, I must admit that the cathartic release I got from posting my rants and rages on here, has been steadily decreasing.  The frustration with the way the country has gone and the inability of true patriots to slow our country's degradation, let alone stop it, has reached a murderous pitch.  I simply can't continue to put so much time and effort into watching the minutia of our decline.  It is too painful.  For a time, I am going to have to step back.  Put more energy into my family and my business.  I truly believe that the American dream is not dead.  That it can be given CPR and brought back from the brink.  I now have to focus on that and preparing my family in case the worst case scenarios do happen. 

Understand, I love each and every one of you people that come to The Oklahoma Patriot.  We may not always agree on everything, but then that's not required.  I've made some great friends here and from other sites.  Thank you all, and understand that I'm just taking a break, not going away permanently.  In fact, if you care to, I would appreciate any emails  you might like to send.  I'll place my email at the bottom of this post for those that don't know it already.

Before I go, there are a couple of things I'd like to say.  First, for those that came here and read my rants on a regular basis, thank you.  Even more so to those that cared to either give me their kudos, or engage me in debate.  Mahndisa, you've kept me honest and focused, thanks. You've seen hard times, and there are more ahead, but keep God and Family first, and He'll take care of the rest.  Gramma you are a kindred heart and I have enjoyed our talks immensely.  God bless you and yours.  Womanhonorthyself you have the passion I started with, I hope you are more successful than I at keeping it both tempered and focused.

Hell, if I tried to list all of the people that I gathered my inspiration from, I'd be listing every blog on my blog roll for one thing or another.  So, I'll just say thank you and God bless you all in the coming months.

To close, I want to present you with one message.  It has become clear to me that this nation, as it has been known, cannot stand.  The divisions are too deep and the hurdles too high.  The animosity that the left has for the right, and vice versa, has escalated to the point of bloodshed.  That can't be stopped by anything short of the second coming, so I'll just say this...  Prepare.

Do what you need to to get your family protected to the best of your ability.  Teach your children to be self-reliant in what they can be, and to rely on God rather than other men for everything else.  In that way, you prepare them to pick up after we've trashed everything in our arrogance and stupidity.  Find those states that have a majority that believe as you do and move there.  Vote with your feet and let those that would continue to support failure stand on their own.  Understand that EVERY form of socialism/Marxism has failed and that we cannot continue to support those policies any longer, no matter how painful the weaning will be (and it will be that.  Painful.)

And last but not least...  Go to your knees daily.  Remember that we are not truly in control of anything.  God in heaven is.  All we can do is our best and trust him.  We've been lousy stewards over a divine gift, in this republic.  Perhaps we can bring some form of it back with his help.  Until then, God grant you his Peace, and Strength.  May he look down on you and shine his grace on all you do.

And as always, keep your powder dry.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rediscovery: Optimism and The American Dream

Ok, so no big surprise if I say that over the last 2 years or so, I've become a bit of a pessimist.  I mean, who can blame me?  Real unemployment rate is around the 22% mark according to the NY Post. Nationalization of the Banking, Finance, 2/3 of the auto industry, and last but not least, by any means, is the Medical industry.  In addition to these chipper facts, is the daily attacks on our southern border by illegals who are given political and legal cover by the leftists in power.

However, besides fighting back on here and other sites, as well as preparing to survive WHATEVER comes in case America slides south, I and a few people that I work with, have decided to try fighting in another manner.  Pursue and succeed in the American Dream, and help as many others do the same as possible.  In that way, we can show the leftists that they will not win.

So, we started a business and are expanding it as fast as we can in as many directions and states as we can.  Find a dream, go for it.  That's the best way to piss off a liberal, succeed where they try to hamper productivity.

If anyone would like to participate and help us spread prosperity, drop me a line at greywolfe226@gmail.com and we'll talk about it.  God bless and keep your powder dry.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Quislings Everywhere

That was an editorial headline on April 15, 1940.  The word "quisling" referred to traitors and collaborators that assisted the overthrow of their own countries during WWII.  It came from the name of an infamous traitor, Vidkun Quisling, who assisted the Nazis for the sake of power.  He wanted to rule the Norwegian government, himself.

I heard this word, quisling, in an Irish song called "The Patriot Game".  I've been listening to a lot of Irish folk and patriotic songs lately, and I have to admit that they stir in me passions that probably would be safer and saner to put out of my heart. 

As I listen to the few patriots that are ringing the bells of warning, and read the blogs that amount to the pamphleteers of the 1700's, that try to lay out our enemies' plans for our nation, I want to weep.  I want to rage, and shake the people that I see going about their days and weeks as if they live in a bubble and that none of this is affecting them.  There are plenty of those in my own family.  But those are not the ones that really get my blood roiling.

It's the Quislings that really get me.  Those traitorous bastards like Olympia Snowe, and the other turn coat Rinos that make me scream.  It's the apologists in the mainstream media that I want to hang in the public square.  The leaders that swore, much as I did, to uphold and protect the constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I would kill if given license.  Hatred isn't strong enough.  Rage is too tame a word.

Traitors that would vote to remove the rights of people and companies because they are inconvenient to the governments plans, or vote to put a socialist activist on the supreme court.  People who would do everything in their power to undermine and destroy the very constitution that they SWORE to uphold.

I know what my future holds for me, if the country continues down the path it is currently on.  The words that I write here will be deemed "dangerous" or "seditious" and they will come to shut me down.  The same is waiting for nearly all of us that oppose the Obama regime.  The difference is, I know that most of the thousands of bloggers out there, are going to quit and comply. 

I will NOT!  The last line of "The Patriot Game" is this, "And now as I lay here, my body all holes, I think of those traitors, who bargained and sold.  I wish that my rifle had given the same to those Quislings that sold out the patriot game."  This is the future for me if our governement continues to undermine and destroy the rights of the sovereign states and the rights of the individual.  I won't live in a country like that.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Coming Storm

I've been trying to catch up on some of the videos and blogs that I have been missing due to my truck driving profession keeping me busy for the last few days.  A couple of videos caught my eye on The Right Scoop.  One was of Megyn Kelly blasting Tom Tancredo for saying that Barry has violated his oath to support and defend the Constitution and therefoe should be impeached and removed.

Frankly, I don't see that it has a snowball's chance in Hell of happening, but that doesn't mean that the truth shouldn't be said.  For the most part, I like Megyn Kelly.  She's a very smart and obviously lovely lady, that shows a remarkable sense of honor for a lawyer.  But this time, she was dead bang wrong on every count.  And Tom hadn't even really scratched the surface of the transgressions that Barry has committed against his oath of office and the people of this nation that he is to serve.

The other video that I saw was of Glenn Beck's monologue about the new financial regulation bill.  I've never seen him that angry.  He literally threw the 2300 pages of the bill at the camera.  I understand his frustration and it is the real reason for this blog entry.

I commented on the site (The Right Scoop) and said that I believed that Glenn's frustration and anger were because of the fact that he's dedicated to playing nice and his adversaries are just the opposite.  They have no intention of stopping now that the bit is in their teeth.  What he fails to understand is that the bloodshed that he expends so much energy to keep from happing, is a foregone conclusion to this mess.

I don't know what is going to set off the storm that's coming, it may be the collapse of the system due to the incredible financial stresses that it is under due to this man (and GW), or it may be that a group of patriots finally has enough and starts thinning the population of the Congress, Whitehouse, and the Supreme Court. Hell, it may even start in Arizona or California with the Mexicans entering and pillaging illegally.  Whatever the reason, Blood will flow in American Cities.

I wish that I thought there were some way to keep it from happening, but I know that from this point on, the war has already begun.  Now we just have to decide if we will determine the when and how, or let the left do it.  Success and survival may decide on how it is to happen, but we'll see.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Church With Lt. Col. Allen West

I found this on The Right Scoop.  Good find and a great site.  But as I haven't figured out how to embed the clip from thereI had to go to youtube and get it.  Three parts to it so enjoy.

Friday, July 9, 2010

California Insanity Continues

Ok, I don't want to come across like I support the cop that shot the unarmed man in the subway video last year.  Far from it!  They should bury the guy under the jail.  And I have to admit that I don't think he got his just rewards for the shooting.  Involuntary manslaughter doesn't even come close.  So I support whole heartedly the 1000 or so folks that protested PEACEFULLY yesterday.  What I don't support, never will support, and find it impossible to even comprehend is why a lot of people found it necessary to start robbing, and looting their own city. 

What the hell is wrong with the water in California?  Don't like the way a jury comes back?  Riot.  Hell, they riot if the damned sports game doesn't come back like they want.  So far they've only reported 50 or so arrests.  I guess we'll see what happens next.  Wonder what will happen when the California economy goes ahead and crashes.  That should spark an even more insane set of actions by the loons in the cereal state.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Irregular Rant

It's no secret that I haven't written much lately. Partially this is because I've been out on the road trying to make ends meet. However, if I'm honest I have to say that I haven't written much because I'm disgusted with the direction this nation has been taking. The helplessness and impotent fury that I'm feeling has me near the breaking point. I, and every other blogger with half a brain, have been preaching and teaching about what this government is going to attempt, and has in some cases accomplished. The radical pushes towards government supremacy in every aspect of our lives. The systematic dismantling and destruction of private industry and free market economy. The push further and further away from Constitutional governance.

For all of these things, our Founding Fathers left what they knew and fought and died to make something better. 230+ years later, we've not only forgotten most of our history, we've allowed it to be re-written to make us out as some form of oppressive monster, instead of the beacon for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that we are.

I asked some time back what would be the breaking point for patriots that visit here. I've never really recieved answers on that question. When does the blood of our forefathers boil in us to the point where we take the power back from D.C. and put it back into the hands of the states.

I have read that a few states have started using the legislative tool known as nullification. However, for the most part they have been quiet about it and not forcing the issue. Why aren't they screaming from the mountain tops about their anger at the misuse and abuse of federal power? Why hasn't that million plus march last year repeated itself with the intent of shutting down the capital? Does anyone think that they couldn't do it if they all put their minds to it? 1,000,000 plus people with deer rifles slung over their shoulders(not brandished just slung) could do more to show the distaste that we have for what is happening than all the blogging done since this whole farce started over two years ago.

I find it distasteful that we sit here blogging and complaining about what is being done and no one is paying attention to the very real danger we are in. Sometime back I wrote a post about how all it would take is a federal declaration of emergency for the federal government to set aside the constitution and FEMA would take over without constitutional limits of any kind. Look at everything this government has done to out and out destroy our economy. They've done more to harm than to help in every disaster (especially this gulf spill) that has beset this nation since it took power. Not one policy enacted by this administration has been benificial in any way.

They've nationalized (read also, government run) 2/3 of the auto industry. They've nationalized the finance and banking industries. They forced the self-destruction of the medical insurance industry. That's a murder that will take a bit for the body to assume room temperature, but it is going to happen all the same. On and on and on I could go, but we have all read and re-read the emergency steps that they felt were "necessary". But not one of these steps, including a stimulus bill that forced the states to put themselves further and further into debt with unfunded and unsustainable programs mandated by federal law, has done anything but make us more and more weak. Both at home and in the world market.

And still we type. Still we vent our bile here and DO nothing. We march, we send letters, we call our congressmen and senators. Which has availed most of us nothing.

The leftists have taken more power than they've EVER had in this country before. In the upcoming election, they will lose most of that gain and will be faced with a possible reduction of what they've fought so hard to implement. Does anyone really think they're going to let that happen? I have serious doubts as to whether the leadership that is in control now, is really of a mind to let the unwashed masses ruin their party if they can avoid it. 

To put it in terms that the very few leftists that come here can understand, I believe that they are going to try to avoid having the next set of elections.  Some form of disaster will be manufactured or created ad hoc to allow a federal declaration of emergency and poof bush's directive 51 get's enacted.  Guess we'll see.

Just in case, as always, keep your powder dry.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

An Honor For The Oklahoma Patriot

Hey all, just a quick line or three about an honor that came my way this evening. A friend of mine had two beautiful baby boys a couple months ago, and tonight they came by and asked me if I'd like to be their godfather. Now, we aren't Catholic but I still consider it a great honor to be asked. As I understand it, as a godfather it's my job, as it were, to be an emotional/spiritual/moral guide to the boys.

I find this to be one of the most humbling requests that have ever been made of me, and I am very honored and happy to have been the one asked. I hope that I am up to the task. It's no secret that I've lived my life with one foot in heaven and the other in hell. But I'll give it all the effort that the Lord has given me the strength to attempt.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Islam. The Religion Of Peace And Love

I got this video from The Right Scoop.  It fills me with a rage that I can scarcely grasp let alone express.

I swear I'll beat the breath from the next person that tries to play apologist to me where Islam is concerned.  It's a vile, contemptable, debased belief structure without merit or mitigation.  I'd see it extinct if given the opportunity. 

I can see no reason, other than a lack of a moral compass, why anyone would support these beliefs as relevant. 

Best Blog Post

I frequently go to other blogsites to see what my friends are thinking.  Yankeemom is one of my favorites.  Her posts are always well thought out and well documented. This is probably one of the best posts I've read in a while.  So please go by and read the whole article at Yankeemom.  She lays it out without pulling any punches.  The post is called "Revising History Does Not Change Facts".

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Reality Hits Home At The Oklahoma Patriot

Yesterday, I took my Dad to the VA in Oklahoma City for a minor outpatient procedure. While I was there, I got into a discussion with a man and his wife about politics. My dad says that I picked this fight, and yeah, I guess I did.

Here's the skinny, this joker and his wife were talking to another veteran and his spouse and was on the receiving end of a story about an old man who built a huge house for himself and his wife after years and years of working himself into the ground and saving. (As a side note, when did thrift become a dirty word in this country?) The couple that was relating the story were in awe of this man and his dedication to working and saving. The couple that this post is truly regarding called him a "nut". Epithets like "crazy" and "selfish" were about the best thing that they had to offer.

That's when I spoke up. I told them that he worked all his life, and saved that money. That since he couldn't take it with him, he was entitled to do with it as he liked. The wife muttered under her breath in disgust that he could have help a lot of people with that kind of money. I beg to differ. You maybe could give a lot of people some hand outs with a couple hundred thousand bucks, but you couldn't do any real lasting good for them. All you do is make people expect handouts. You could pick one or two people, at most, and give them an education, but to what end? What return do you get for your money? How do you know they'd use the education wisely?

Even Christ preached that you should be good stewards of the gifts you're given. God frowns on people that throw away his gifts. To give handouts to people without any form of return is against his teachings and flies in the face of reason. On the other hand, if you gave scholarships to specific colleges that taught conservative ideals, that trained people to be leaders of character and compassion, that would be a truly good thing to do.

However, I would fight for this man's right to do whatever he wished with his money. If a person works hard all his life, saves his money, provides a good home and education for his children, who's business is it what he does with what he has left over?

The rest of our conversation went down hill. This whacked couple actually had the temerity to say that religion and the freedom to reproduce without controls was the soul reason for the state of our woes today.  I looked at my dad and said, loudly, if you ever had a question as to what a Marxist looks like, they're over there.  The couple got up and left. 

It was pretty quiet for a while and then we were called back for my dad's procedure.  I fumed for most of the day as I remembered the derision that they used when talking about "teabaggers" and calling them racists and ignorant.  His callous disregard for any one's point of view that differed from his was astonishing.  His lack of any scope of history was truly amazing.  I truly feel sorry for those that are so soulless as to believe that man has any hope of perfecting the human condition outside of divine providence.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Barry Condemns Himself From His Own Mouth

Traitorous bastard.  Hope he falls down the damn steps and breaks his fool neck.  Don't want him dead, just suffering for as long as it takes this nation to recover from his and his cronies' traitorous actions of the last 16 months.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Patriot Game

The patriot game is a song about the Irish fighter and their desire for reunification and freedom from England.  I find myself sympathetic to the IRA's fight.  233 years ago, our founders fought the same fight, and at the rate our country is rushing to throw away our own freedoms, I can't but wonder how long it will be before we will be writing new songs like this one for OUR fight.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

When Stupidity Meets Social Security

Or Politically Correct Thug Gets Attitude Adjustment.

There are sooo many great headlines I could use for this one. It's been a good 30 minutes since I watched this at Bloviating Zeppelin and I can't stop laughing.

First off, how about NOT engaging your mouth before you have the facts.  And as for the lady with the camera, if you'd have kept your mouth shut, the oompa loompa probably wouldn't have escalated it to the point where he needed to ask the geezer where to get a good set of dentures made.

I'm gonna be laughing about this one all day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

He Said WHAT?!?!?!?

It's about DAMNED time, someone had the cajones to stand up and speak the unvarnished truth. God bless this man. Hooyah! I'd vote for him in a new york minute.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ranting and Raving

I haven't posted anything of importance lately.  This is due, mainly, to the fact that I've gotten so sick and tired of constantly hearing the droning sound of jack-boots marching this nation to oblivion that I've started to block much of it out.  We've got people on our side (allegedly) making nice with rhinos and trying to prop them up.  We've got states taking on the job of the federal government and the same federal government ignoring the initial problem and instead of doing its constitutionally mandated job, securing our national safety and sovereignty, they are more intent with installing themselves in more and more of our daily lives.

I will say this, though; because of what's going on down in Arizona and more recently in Georgia, my prediction is that if the governor there doesn't cave or the courts do during the law suit now pending, then the Arizona sand will be blood red by the end of the summer.  Things are coming to a logger-head between Arizona citizens and the human leeches that are coming across our border.  Personally, I think a state bounty and citizen enforcement laws should be in place to round up and forcibly deport anyone in this nation illegally.  They have NO rights under our constitution and shouldn't be afforded any just because they made it across the damn line.  No nation can long survive if they do not control their borders.  The American Indians taught me that. 

As for those that are still planning marches, please stop.  You're wasting time and money better spent on getting your marksmanship skills and preparations ready. The powers that be, in D.C. at any rate, aren't listening.  They are still making noise, and I suspect making backroom deals to get amnesty put through before the elections. 

I'd really like an answer to this one.  What will you do if they do pass illegal alien amnesty before the election?  Will you continue to march?  Will you still pretend that they are playing by the rules?  They will have shown that they are willing to win by hook or crook.  So, what will you do?

Listen to me!  The federal government as it stands is LOST!  You cannot make them listen. They already hear you, they just don't care.  They are harlots, power mongers, drug dealers, and thieves.  They have no sacred honor or loyalty to the constitution that they swore to uphold.  Given the opportunity and sanction by the people, I'd love to see a bullet put in every traitor that has pissed on the constitution for the last 30 years.  Ted Kennedy at least is already getting what he has coming for him.  Now if the other 350+ reprobate hypocrites would do us all a favor and take a long walk off the top of some tall buildings, I'd be appreciative.

The answer doesn't lie in D.C..  It lies in each of the respective states.  We should be focusing 100% of our energy on retaking what we can in each state.  Then use the power of the states to starve the intestinal parasite called D.C. into submission.  Then and only then can we spray that town for weasels. 

As we focus on our states, counties, and town races, we're going to encounter stiff opposition.  Fine.  Let it come.  I have said before that there will be blood in the streets in America before it's over.  The fight brewing in Arizona is just part of it.  And it IS NECESSARY for it to happen if we are going to ever be able to reclaim our nation for what it was intended.  I'm not saying that we should go out and start it, on the contrary, what I'm saying is that those on the left will force it to happen.  Are you prepared for it?  They're pushing more and more now.  They attack those that turn out to protest against them.  They call us racists, and Nazis.  That kind of hate always breeds violence, and it is going to again.  Personally, I plan to make sure that if (when) it happens here, I and my family will be fine.  God help those that don't prepare.

Now, the things I'm writing will be called seditious by the leftists, and even by some with weak livers on the center-right.  I have to disagree, the definition of sedition is to speak or act against the power of the State.  But here in America, it is a founding principle that ALL power is derived not from the federal government but from the people.  I am not speaking out against the power of the people, or the individual states (whose signors brought the federal government into being).  I am speaking out against usurpers and tyrants who pose as leaders and law-givers.  They have performed act after act of sedition and treason against the constitution.   And for those acts, I pray to God that I'm allowed to see them fall, and fall hard.

To recap, war in America is coming.  Prepare your state for it.  Prepare your town and your family.  Ensure that those that govern your states are of a mind with our founders.  Then when the smoke clears we can clean up and start fresh with our founders' ideals to the fore.

God bless the people of Arizona.  God see you through the dark night that you are experiencing and even through the darker midnight to come.  God bless all true patriots and keep your powder dry.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rules For Dating My Daughter

These were sent to me in an email some years back.  My daughter is less than a month from 13 and is becoming a beautiful young woman.  Much to my displeasure, there are 3 boys that are showing an inordinate amount of interest in her.  So I printed this off for her to give to them. 

She's still got a couple years before her first true date, but I feel it's important for everyone to know where I stand.

10 Rules For Dating My Daughter

Rule One:

If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure not picking anything up.

Rule Two:

You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them.

Rule Three:

I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don't take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose his compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact, come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.

Rule Four:

I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilising a "barrier method" of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate, when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.

Rule Five:

It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is "early."

Rule Six:

I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry.

Rule Seven:

As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process that can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful, like changing the oil in my car?

Rule Eight:

The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool. Places where there are no parents, policemen, or nuns within eyesight. Places where there is darkness. Places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness. Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka - zipped up to her throat. Movies with a strong romantic or sexual theme are to be avoided; movies which features chain saws are okay. Hockey games are okay. Old folks homes are better.

Rule Nine:

Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a pot-bellied, balding, middle-aged, dim-witted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not trifle with me.

Rule Ten:

Be afraid. Be very afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy near Hanoi. When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit your car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your car - there is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face at the window is mine.

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I'm back! I'm Rested! I'm Pissed! And So Is Liberal America!

Hey all. Let's see, the last I posted was that I was in New York, and headed for Massachusetts.   Well, my trip actually took me all the way up to the northern tip of Maine.  A little town called Mapleton.  Georgeous place, Maine.  So, here's the skinny.  In every state that I went through, I made sure to stop in at local stores like Wal-Mart and Price Chopper and try to get an idea of their feelings regarding the usurper in chief.  What I heard surprised me.  Keep in mind that this is merely anecdotal and not scientific in any way, but the biggest thing I noticed was that if you got out of the cities, Barry and his cronies were not very popular at all.  In Massechusetts, the feeling I get towards the great alcoholic, murdering, S.O.B. Kennedy was that it was a joke the way they kept voting him back in.

People outside the big cities are not pleased at all about the way things have been headed lately.  It seems that the powers that be, are having a harder time than they thought getting the folk in the rural north east to drink the koolaid.  Hooray for common sense.  I was beginning to believe that it was a regional definciency.  Apparently not.  At least not on the East Coast.  The left coast is another animal altogether and I don't know enough about them to say. 

Ok, so after 8 days and 4500 miles, I'm home.  It took me a while to get rested back up to normal and so I've been reading blogs and commenting on a few trying to get my juices flowing.  There's been a lot of good news and a lot of bad.  From what I've read, Cap and Tax is making a comeback in Congress, as is illegal amnesty in the guise of immigration reform.  So, too is the further nationalization of our financial system via attacks on Goldman Sachs.  I don't know if they're guilty of fraud.  As far as I know, there has been no investigation yet, let alone a trial.  So far, the left is just content to crucify them in the court of public opinion based on the fact that they made a goodly profit in a recession.  Personally, my opinion is if you want to crucify someone for fraud, start with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barry Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel.  Hell, every bastard male and female that voted for the healthcare bill should be in prison for violating their oath of office.

Good news, now.  Here in Oklahoma, some legislators are making noise (according to an AP piece) about putting forth a bill to fund a state militia, outside the National Guard.  No Federal mandates or chains of command.  That, along with the news out of Arizona, makes me positive that there are lines being drawn.  Trying to stay neutral isn't going to be an option.  States are demanding their rights, and seem to be willing to use the same threat of force (prison for federal officers enforcing federal regulations on gun sales) that the Feds are willing to throw around.  That kind of force to force action should be taken by all states that are concerned about state sovreignty. 

It will force the feds' hand and they'll have to take action.  That way lies blood but it also holds the key to restarting the American system and the only hope of resurrecting the American Dream.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

In The Enemies Back Yard

I'm out in NY on a delivery.  Pray for me whilst I travel through enemy territory.  Heading into Mass. tomorrow.  Anyways, here's a little treat from Snooper Harvey's site.  Shameless thief that I am, I had to get it over here.  Enjoy and keep your powder dry.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Me, A Reactionary?!? Duh!

I was commenting on another site shortly after the passage of the Health Care Reform Act. And I had some refer to me as a "reactionary".  Having not heard of this outside of a reference in a John Wayne movie, and some vague references I saw in a history book some 26 years ago, I decided that I'd better look it up. 

 "Reactionary", adj. 1840 : relating to, marked by, or favoring reaction; especially : ultraconservative in politics.  -Mirriam Webster Online Dictionary.
Or this one:
"Reactionary" -Characterized by reaction, especially opposition to progress or liberalism; extremely conservative. - American Heritage Dictionary.

Yeah, that pretty much sums me up, in a nutshell.  It pisses me off when an effetist leftist snob, tries to look down on me because my arguments are base on my moral compass and not on which letters come after my name or what school of philosophy that I have or haven't attended.  Most of them, to paraphrase a favorite movie, have their moral compasses so f***ed up that it's a miracle they can find their way to the parking lot.

They refuse to look at historical lessons that show the end result of current and past attempts at socialist eutopias.  The history books are replete with countries that NO LONGER EXIST or whose governments have fallen and been replaced, because socialism is impossible to maintain.  The human condition will not allow for socialism to work.  There will always be those that produce, and always be those that consume, and if you force the former to give up the fruits of his labors to support the latter, than you remove the drive for the producer to expand and innovate.  Stagnation occurs and everyone suffers.  Better by far for those who refuse to produce to be allowed to fail and be culled out by natural law, than for the whole citizenry be reduced just to give the leech sustanance.

I have no patience for those that say that healthcare is a right.  It's not a right, its a "good".  Goods are bought and sold.  They are the product of someone's hard work, ie doctor's education, practice, and dedication.  How can anyone be "entitled" to the work and sweat of another.  You can't.  The same can be said of Social Security, Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, Prescription Drug Coverage, Farm  subsidies, Business Subsidies, etc., etc..

Socialism, of any kind, is evil.  Because it reduces a person's desire to expand his knowlege and ability in favor of dependance on the benevolence of the government.  Anything that makes a person less, reduces the gifts that God gives each of us. 

If you look at other countries, they save more and are more thrifty than we have become in the last 50 years.  At one time, thrift was a virtue that was cultivated by our fore fathers.   Now, look at us.  We're gross consumers.  Always with our hands out waiting for our handouts from the All Powerful Oz....er... I mean Obama.  I've seen first hand what happens when a section of people that subsist on Government largesse.  I have been dealing extensively with the biodiesel industry in Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska.  In case there are some that don't understand, the biodiesel industry is a government set up and subsidized industry that is not now, nor will be in the foreseeable future, a viable industry in its own right.  When the subsidies dried up and the government didn't renew the funding bill, plants all across Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and I believe Kansas have shut their doors. Hundreds, if not thousands of people are out of work.  Is it because the government didn't renew the funding?  NO.  It's because the plants themselves are unsustainable.  If you have to have the government prop up your business because you can't do business on your own and be profitable, then that busisess shouldn't exist.

This is a reality that all Americans are going to have to face.  I don't much like the fact that so many people are out of work because of this, but on the other hand, if we didn't have so many people standing out there with their hand out waiting on government funding, then the plants would never have been opened in the first place.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Truth Hurts

Found this at a site called "Do The Right Thing".  Good info.  Spot on.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

War Has Been Declared. Will You Fight?

As of today, March 22, 2010, the United States of America, born on July 4, 1776, was destroyed by traitors in our midst.  We were sabotaged and crippled by those that could not see the beauty of a free people, due to their own lust for power and hypocritical belief in their own superiority.

War has been declared by marxist traitors in D.C..  As for me and mine, I pledge my life, treasure, and sacred honor, to fight for a return to Liberty by any and all means necessary.  I hope that the actions taken by those that say they "serve" have at least woken you up to the thing I've been saying for the last year.  They will not be stopped peacefully.

I'd rather be dead than see another travesty like the one that was perpetrated today.  God help the faithful.  The rest can burn for all I care.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Why The Military Will Side With Barry

If you've spent any time at my site, two things are pretty damn clear. First, I'm a patriot and a believer in both Christ and the Constitution. The second is that I believe with all of my heart that this once great nation is doomed to fall as a center of freedom. Because of this, I have become a true believer in secession as a means of survival for states that have not given over their belief in the sovereignty of each state. Part of me wants to puke when I think of what this nation has become. Part of me, truly, wishes that the federal government would take it's conflict with the American people to the next level and show their true colors so that Those few Americans that truly value freedom can at least go down swinging. As a result of what I see as inevitable, the armed conflict between statists in the government and patriots in the public, I believe in and am in the process of helping to build militia groups.

People ask me if I really believe that a militia can ever over throw the government and I respond in the negative every time. But then, overthrowing the government isn't the point. A true militia isn't planning on attacking the government, a true militia plans to help protect themselves and their community FROM the government. Usually, after I explain that to them, most respond with something like, do you really think that the Military would support such a move (consfiscating arms, martial law, suspension of habeas corpus, etc.) on the part of the government?

Of course I do. And here's why. During hurricane Katrina, the law enforcement agencies in New Orleans, supported by the state national guard, collected every LEGAL gun they could get a hold of inside the affected areas. IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT. The national guard helped. They aided and abetted the suspension of the citizens of Louisiana's civil rights. Why would they do that? I was a soldier at one time, and it comes down to training. Soldiers are not trained what the Constitution says, and we know that public school doesn't explain it, except maybe in terms that are favorable to statist agendas. They (military) are trained to obey. Simply that, obey with very little question and even less explanation. The questions of whether the action is justifiable under legal reasons very rarely if ever, enters the soldier, airman, marine, or sailor's mind.

Now, I found an article that explains it in more detail. Not the action specifically, but how people can be made to do things that they would otherwise be loath to do. A french experiment shows just what kind of sheep people truly are. Or rather the vast majority of them are. Read this and tell me what you think.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Man Must Know His Limitations.

At the end of the Clint Eastwood movie "Magnum Force", after watching the mastermind crooked civil servant blow up Callahan says "Mans got to know his limitations." I love that line. It's something that has stayed with me as a life lesson. I know that I am, for good or ill, a truck driver. It's pretty much the only other thing, other than writing and getting people worked up, that is, that I know how to do well. Oh, it's not that I'm not educated enough. I've been to college, although I admit that I had no stomach to put up with the liberal twits that run most universities, and dropped out after 2 years. It's not that I am not flexible enough to learn another skill set, I have been in the sales industry, tele-communications, and in the life and health insurance business. As a rule, stupid people do not pass the insurance exams to become an agent. No, my problem is simply that I do not play well with others. I have no tolerance for stupidity and cannot abide social justice programs like affirmative action, where people are given handouts based on their skin color or the fact that they pee sitting down, rather than on who is best qualified. I also, have no tolerance for union jobs and have given up opportunities that would have paid me a much better income than I now make, if I had just bent my stubborn neck and comprimised my principles a bit.

But here's the thing; the road to hell is paved with such small comprimises. People that are willing to give a little up on their core beliefs for the the prospect of getting some little tidbit in return are cowards. This is my problem with 99.99999% of all the worthless baby kissing, back-stabbing, soulless wretches that infect our nations capitol. It's also the main problem I have with nearly all of the media talking heads that we see on the cable and broadcast stations from coast to coast. No one is willing to take their beliefs to the mat. They want to "talk through" their differences. Seek to "understand" an enemies point of view, even when it is patently obvious that the enemy's views are without merit. The people that are willing to "reach across the isle" in such circumstances are pathetic and have no place in leadership roles.

I have joined with people here in my state to start a fledgling organization with a different point of focus than I have seen anywhere else on the web, or on TV. Perhaps there are sister and brother organizations but I've not seen them and so I hope to foster some in the future. The organization that I see arising, is one based on education or re-education, as the case may be. To systematically re-assert our Founding Fathers' vision for our nation by taking back our state government and populating it with people that believe in state sovereignty and are willing to take it to the mat.

To be sure, we will train in the skills that one might need in cases of emergency, such as self-defense/hand to hand combat, marksmanship, survival, hunting and fishing, escape and evasion. We will learn small unit tactics and if and when other groups come up, we will practice coordinated strategy as well.

But that is in the future. For now, we are interested in educating and recruiting people that are unafraid to speak their minds and to know the truth. Understand that no militia will be able to hold if they do not get their state to stand up to the federal government first. I have been reading reports of more and more states re-asserting their 10th amendment rights and some even putting the threat of prison time for offending federal agents to pen in the form of law. This is a beautiful thing to me. I have written before about how worthless I found the tenth amendment resolutions most states have used because they do not force the government to take them seriously. In fact, they are all ignored.

Oklahoma is making inroads to this point, but until we get rid of that bed-wetting sidesaddle Governor Henry, we are a bit stymied. However, tea party groups and 9/12 groups have sprung up throughout the state and have started bringing good candidates to the fight. But one way or another, we have to win. By pen or sword, I see no other outcome that is livable. I will not live to see America become Europe. That thought is so hateful to me that I want to vomit just thinking it.

I urge each person that reads this to think seriously about what our freedom and liberty are worth. Are they worth prison, death, homelessness, being branded a traitor or terrorist? Is the freedom of our children and their children worth being beaten and starved near to death? Having your money and property stolen and your family forced into hiding? Those are the very fates of the men who died and suffered to give you this nation.

If you are not willing to live up to what they gave before you, then you do not value your freedom and might as well go back to your life and forget that those that will fight for it even exist. Gone are the times when we could engage the statists with half measures. They have proven that the rule of law is only sufficient when it serves their purposes and is merely a minor obsticle when it doesn't. Our Constitution has been relegated to a floor mat that the statists wipe their feet with when starting a new round of socialist pushes. Stand up, and fight with everything you have, or give yourself over to going quietly into the night. For me, I'll rage and fight and if the leftists do beat me, I only pray that I have the courage to spit in the Devils eye when he takes me. (over the top, but heartfelt)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Founding Principles 101 (Repost)

This topic has been much debated by people on all sides for the last 80 years. For some reason it has become "common knowledge" that there is a constitutional wall of separation of church and state. Hmmm. I've been through the Constitution three times tonight and I've not found that anywhere. I found only the first Amendment which states that the government may not establish a religion or tell anyone how to worship. Well and good. But that doesn't touch the question of how did the founders see Religion, specifically the Christian religion, being a part of governance.

In this post, I will look at both what was said, and what was common practice in Government as a way to infer or ascertain their governing beliefs. I will try to annotate everything with relevant references so that anyone that wishes to can fact check. Nothing I post will be without corroboration. And in nearly every case, emphasis is mine.

The first four colonies in America were founded in the hopes of religious freedoms. First off the Separatists founded the Plymouth colony which later joined into the Massachusetts colony. The Massachusetts colony then spawned the Connecticut colony and the Rhode Island Colony. Later the Quaker's would found the Pennsylvania Colony. All of these were theocratic governments insofar as they ruled by edict of their respective denominational beliefs. This information was taken from Part 2: The Thirteen Colonies written on about.com by historian and teacher Martin Kelly.

From here we will skip forward a few years until the revolution. Now, with the understanding that original beliefs in the colonies were almost entirely Christian with the exception of one Jewish Synagogue built in 1763 in New Port, Rhode Island (The first Muslim mosque wasn't built until 1915.), we'll look at some of the founding documents. Notes and empahsis is mine, of course.

"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...

(last paragraph)...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 Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, 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."

No less than four times, the Founders referenced God as the author to our rights and the justice they were seeking. Given that the Founders did not ascribe to the current philosophy of Christian on Sunday and secular every other day, their belief in Christ as the "Supreme Judge of the world" makes it clear to whom they were referring to.
I found this essay, Faith and the American Founding: Illustrating Religion's Influence. while researching for this post, and as it does an admirable job of detailing some of my points, both pre and post revolution, I thought I'd add it. However, having found in it most if not all the points that I would like to hit, and most of those from a point of view that is broader and harder to assault than mine I will just post it here in it's entirety.
November 6, 2006Faith and the American Founding: Illustrating Religion's Influenceby Michael Novak
First Principles #7

How long are we going to keep this experiment, this America? We are “testing whether this nation can long endure,” Lincoln said at Gettysburg. We’re still testing. Is America a meteor that blazed across the heavens and is now exhausted? Or rather is our present moral fog a transient time of trial, those hours cold and dark before the ramparts’ new gleaming? Are we near our end or at a beginning?
In answer to these questions, I want to tell six brief stories to illustrate the religious principles of the American founding. For a hundred years scholars have stressed the principles that come from the Enlightenment and from John Locke in particular. But there are also first principles that come to us from Judaism and Christianity, especially from Judaism. Indeed, it is important to recognize that most of what our Founders talked about (when they talked politically) came from the Jewish Testament, not the Christian. The Protestant Christians who led the way in establishing the principles of this country were uncommonly attached to the Jewish Testament.
Scholars often mistakenly refer to the god of the Founders as a deist god. But the Founders talked about God in terms that are radically Jewish: Creator, Lawgiver, Governor, Judge, and Providence. These were the names they most commonly used for Him, notably in the Declaration of Independence. For the most part, these are not names that could have come from the Greeks or Romans, but only from the Jewish Testament. Perhaps the Founders avoided Christian language because they didn’t want to divide one another, since different colonies were founded under different Christian inspirations. In any case, all found common language in the language of the Jewish Testament. It is important for citizens today whose main inspiration is the Enlightenment and Reason to grasp the religious elements in the founding, which have been understated for a hundred years.
For these principles are important to many fellow citizens, and they are probably indispensable to the moral health of the Republic, as Washington taught us in his Farewell Address:“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.”
Reason and faith are the two wings by which the American eagle took flight.
If I stress the second wing, the Jewish especially, it is because scholars have paid too much attention to Jefferson in these matters and ignored the other one hundred top Founders. For instance, we’ve ignored John Witherspoon, the president of Princeton, “the most influential professor in the history of America,” who taught one President (Madison stayed an extra year at Princeton to study with him), a Vice President, three Supreme Court justices including the chief justice, 12 members of the Continental Congress, five delegates to the Constitutional Convention, 14 members of the State Conventions (that ratified the Constitution). During the revolution, many of his pupils were in positions of command in the American forces. We’ve ignored Dr. Benjamin Rush of Pennsylvania, John Wilson of Pennsylvania, and a host of others.
I want to quote from some of the Founders to give you a taste of the religious energy behind the founding.
Jefferson’s Sanction
Here is my first little story, an anecdote recorded by a minister of the time:
President Jefferson was on his way to church on a Sunday morning with his large red prayer book under his arm when a friend querying him after their mutual good morning said which way are you walking Mr. Jefferson. To which he replied to Church Sir. You going to church Mr. J. You do not believe a word in it. Sir said Mr. J. No nation has ever yet existed or been governed without religion. Nor can be. The Christian religion is the best religion that has ever been given to man and I as chief Magistrate of this nation am bound to give it the sanction of my example.Good morning Sir.
Note what Jefferson is saying. He didn’t say he believed in the Christian God; he evaded that point. But Jefferson did agree with what all his colleagues in the founding thought, that a people cannot maintain liberty without religion. Here is John Adams in 1776:
I sometimes tremble to think that although we are engaged in the best cause that ever employed the human heart, yet the prospect of success is doubtful, not for want of power or of wisdom but of virtue.
The founding generation had no munitions factory this side of the ocean, and yet they were facing the most powerful army and the largest navy in the world. Besides, their unity was fragile. The people of Virginia did not like the people of Massachusetts. The people of Massachusetts did not think highly of the people of Georgia. Reflecting on this point, President Witherspoon, who had just arrived from Scotland in 1768 and was not at first in favor of it, gave a famous sermon in April 1776 supporting independence two months before July 4. His text was read in all 500 Presbyterian churches in the colonies and widely reproduced. Witherspoon argued that although hostilities had been going on for two years, the king still did not understand that he could easily have divided the colonies and ended the hostilities. That the king didn’t do so showed that he was not close enough to know how to govern the Americans.
If they were to stick together with people they didn’t particularly like, the Americans needed virtues of tolerance, civic spirit, and a love of the common good. Further, because the new nation couldn’t compete in armed power, the colonists depended on high moral qualities in their leaders and on devotion in the people. In order to win, for instance, Washington had to avoid frontal combat, and to rely on the moral endurance of his countrymen year after year. To this end, Washington issued an order that any soldier who used profane language would be drummed out of the army. He impressed upon his men that they were fighting for a cause that demanded a special moral appeal, and he wanted no citizen to be shocked by the language and behavior of his troops. The men must show day-by-day that they fought under a special moral covenant.
Now think of our predicament today. How many people in America today understand the four key words that once formed a great mosaic over the American Republic? Truth, we “hold these truths”; Liberty, “conceived in liberty”; Law, “liberty under law”; and Judge, “appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions.” On the face of things, our Founders were committing treason. In the eyes of the world, they were seditious. They appealed to an objective world, and beyond the eyes of an objective world, they appealed to the Supreme Judge for the rectitude of their intentions. That great mosaic, which used to form the beautiful, colorful apse over the American Republic, in this nonjudgmental age has fallen to the dust. It is disassembled in a thousand pieces. Fewer every year remember how it used to look.
Congress in Prayer
In the first days of September 1774, from every region, members of the First Continental Congress were riding dustily toward Philadelphia, where they hoped to remind King George III of the rights due to them as Englishmen. That’s all they were claiming: the rights of Englishmen. And they wanted to remind King George that they were wards of the king. They weren’t founded by the Parliament, they were founded by the king, and they resented the Parliament taxing them. The Parliament had nothing to do with their relationship to the king, they thought. Yet, as these delegates were gathering, news arrived that the king’s troops were shelling Charlestown and Boston, and rumors flew that the city was being sacked, and robbery and murder were being committed. Those rumors turned out not to be true, but that’s the news they heard. Thus, as they gathered, the delegates were confronted with impending war. Their first act as a Continental Congress was to request a session of prayer.
Mr. Jay of New York and Mr. Rutledge of South Carolina immediately spoke against this motion. They said that Americans are so divided in religious sentiments, some Episcopalians, some Quakers, some Anabaptists, some Presbyterians, and some Congregationalists, all could not join in the same act of prayer. Sam Adams rose to say he’s no bigot, and could hear a prayer from any gentleman of piety and virtue as long as he is a patriot. “I’ve heard of a certain Reverend Duché,” he said, speaking of the rector of Christ Church down the street from where they were meeting. “People say he’s earned that character.” Adams moved that the same be asked to read prayers before Congress on the next morning. And the motion carried.
Thus it happened that the first act of the Congress on September 7, 1774, was a prayer, pronounced by an Episcopalian clergyman dressed in his pontificals. And what did he read? He read a Jewish prayer, Psalm 35 in the Book of Common Prayer. Now imagine the king’s troops moving against the homes of some of the people gathered there. Imagine the delegates from South Carolina and New York thinking that the fleet might be shelling their homes soon.
Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me. Fight against them that fight against me.
Take hold of buckler and shield, and rise up for my help.
…Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”
Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life. Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me.
Before the Reverend Duché knelt Washington, Henry, Randolph, Rutledge, Lee, and Jay; and by their side, with heads bowed, the Puritan patriots who could imagine at that moment their own homes being bombarded and overrun. Over these bowed heads the Reverend Duché uttered what all testified was an eloquent prayer for America, for Congress, for the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and especially for the town of Boston. The emotion in the room was palpable, and John Adams wrote to Abigail that night that he had never heard a better prayer or one so well pronounced. “I never saw a greater effect upon an audience. It seemed as if heaven had ordained that that Psalm be read on that morning. It was enough to melt a stone. I saw tears gush into the eyes of the old, grave pacific Quakers of Philadelphia. I must beg you, Abigail, to read that Psalm.”
In this fashion, right at its beginning, this nation formed a covenant with God which is repeated in the Declaration: “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence.” The Founders pledged their fidelity to the will of God, and asked God to protect their liberty. They further enacted this covenant in many later acts of Congress regarding Days of Fasting. Within the first six months, for instance, Congress put out a proclamation that every American state set aside a day of prayer and fasting:
December 11, 1776: Resolved that it be recommended to all the United States as soon as possible to appoint a day of solemn fasting and humiliation to implore the Almighty God to forgiveness of the many sins prevailing among all ranks and to beg the countenance and the assistance of his Providence in the prosecution of the present just and necessary war.
And then, within another year, an act of Congress instituted a Day of Thanksgiving to commemorate the signal successes of that year, and again the next year. Years later, in The Federalist No. 38, Publius marveled at the improbable unanimity achieved among fragmented delegates, from free states and slave, from small states and large, from rich states and poor. “It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it a finger of the Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution.” Three times The Federalist notes the blessings of Providence upon this country.
An Act of Providence
On the night before the battle of Long Island, the Americans received intelligence that the British were attacking the next morning, and Washington was trapped with his whole army. Washington saw that there was only one way out—by boat. During the night, the Americans gathered as many boats as they could. There weren’t enough. Morning came, and more than half the army was still on shore. A huge fog rolled in and covered them till noon. They escaped, and when the British closed the trap, there was no one there. The Americans interpreted that fog as an act of Providence.
In the preaching of the time, Americans learned as follows: Providence does not mean that God works magically; rather, from all time every detail of the tapestry is known to the one who weaves it. To the Eternal God, there is neither time nor sequence, but every detail of the tapestry is visible to Him as if in one simultaneous moment, each thing acting independently and freely, but cohering as a whole, like characters in a well-wrought novel. Thus, the rival general, on the morning of the great battle comes down with dysentery and can’t concentrate. Nothing more common in the affairs of human beings than circumstance and chance, which only those who lived through them in time and sequence found to be surprising. The very sermon Witherspoon preached on behalf of independence in April 1776 was a sermon on how Providence acts by contingent and indirect actions—not foreseen, because God doesn’t “foresee” anything. He’s present to everything, in the Jewish and Christian understanding. He’s not before or after, He’s present to all things at one time. And like a great novelist, He sees the details of what He does, and how they all hook together, without forcing anybody’s liberty, without manipulating anything.
The Author of LibertyWhen Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he mentioned God twice. Before the Congress would sign it, members insisted on two more references to God. Thus, the four names already mentioned: the Author of nature and nature’s laws; the Creator who endowed in us our rights; the Judge to whom we appeal in witness that our motives spring not out of seditiousness, but from a dear love of liberty, and a deep sense of our own proper dignity; and a trust in Divine Providence.
The fundamental meaning of the Jewish, and later the Christian, Bible is that the axis of the universe is what happens in the interior of the human being. Every story in the Bible is a story of what happens in the arena of the human will. In one chapter King David is faithful to his Lord and in the next, not. And the suspense of every chapter is, What will humans choose next? Liberty is the reason God made the universe. He wanted somewhere one creature capable of recognizing that He had made all things, that the creation is good, and that He had extended his hand in friendship. He wanted at least one creature to be able, not as a slave but as a free woman or a free man, to reciprocate his proffered friendship. That, in a nutshell, is what Judaism is, and what Christianity is. (Christianity, of course, played an historical role in making the God of Judaism known universally.)
The members of Congress on July 2, 1776, were about to make themselves liable to the charge of treason and to humiliate their children into the nth generation for being the descendants of traitors. They needed that reference to their Judge in the Declaration. And they wanted that reference to Providence, to declare that God is on the side of Liberty, and those who trust in liberty will therefore prevail. Whatever the odds, Providence will see to it that they prevail.
Let me recall, from one of the old American hymns, words that reflect exactly this biblical vision. This world didn’t just “happen,” it was created. It was created for a purpose, and that purpose is liberty:
Our fathers God! To Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom’s holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God our king.
A typical sentiment of the American people then, and even now.
I’ve mentioned that though some historians say they were deists, the early Americans who believed that the lifting of the fog on Long Island was an act of God, were not deists. Their god was not a “watchmaker God,” who winds the universe up and lets it go. Their god was a God who cares about contingent affairs, loves particular nations, is interested in particular peoples and particular circumstances. Their god was the God of Judaism, the God of Providence. Not a swallow falls in the field but this God knows of it. His action is in the details.
The Logic of FaithThe Third Article of the Constitution of Massachusetts:
As the happiness of a people and the good order and preservation of civil government essentially depend upon piety, religion, and morality, and as these cannot be generally diffused through a community but by the institution of the public worship of God and of public instructions in piety, religion, and morality: Therefore, To promote their happiness and to secure the good order and preservation of their government, the people of this commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require, and the legislature shall, from time to time, authorize and require, the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies-politic or religious societies to make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the institution of the public worship of God and for the support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers of piety, religion, and morality in all cases where such provision shall not be made voluntarily.
When this article was attacked as an infringement on religious liberty, John Adams replied, in effect, “Not at all, you don’t have to believe it. But if you want the good order that comes from instruction in religion, particularly the Jewish and Christian religion, then you have to pay for it.” That’s not the way we think today, I hastily add, but this is the sort of logic our Founders used. Let us walk through the three crucial steps of this logic, one by one.
Right at the beginning of The Federalist, in the second paragraph, the author says this generation of Americans is called upon to decide for all time whether governments can be formed “through reflection and choice” or must “forever be formed through accident and force.” That’s what the Americans were called upon to decide: whether a government may be formed through reflection and choice.
They then faced the question: How do you institutionalize such a decision? By calling a Constitutional Convention and then having the agreed-upon text ratified in a manner that permits the whole people to participate in the decision. Can there be enough votes for something like that? Can people put aside their regional prejudices? Can they put aside their personal ambitions? Can they think about what’s good for the long run? For posterity? That’s what The Federalist tries to elicit—a long-range view, not what people feel at the moment.
Remember the ambitions of that moment. Many New Yorkers wanted New York to be a separate nation. (The early maps of New York go all the way out to the Pacific Ocean–it’s not called “the Empire State” for nothing.) If New York becomes a separate state, it will have its own secretary of state, its own commander in chief, its own secretary of the treasury; distinguished families in New York will become ambassadors to the Court of St. James and to Paris and so forth. Such a dream might seem very attractive to some leading families, but would it be good for the country? If New York were to vote to become an independent nation, there could be no union between New England and the South. Reflection and choice were, then, the hinges of liberty. What Americans meant by liberty are those acts that are made from reflection and choice. The acts that we commit ourselves to when we have reflected on the alternatives and when we understand the consequences. That’s freedom.
What you do by impulse, by contrast, is not freedom; that’s slavery to your impulses. Such slavery is what the animals live under. They’re hungry; they need to eat. That’s not freedom; it’s animal instinct.
Freedom is not doing what you want to do; freedom is doing what, after reflection, you know you ought to do. That’s what freedom is, and that’s why early American thought has been summed up thus: “Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law.” Freedom springs from self-government, after reflection and calm deliberate choice.
The second step in the argument is this: To have reflection and choice, you need people with enough virtue to have command of their passions. You need people, that is, with the habits that allow them to reflect, to take time to be dispassionate, to see consequences clearly, and then to make a choice based upon commitment. None of us act that way all the time. But we do aspire to have at least sufficient virtue to live responsibly. For how can a people unable to govern their passions in their private lives possibly be able to practice self-government in their public lives? It doesn’t compute. In short, freedom in a republic is not feasible without virtue in a republic.
Next, the third step. George Washington said in his Farewell Address that most people are not going to have virtue or good habits in the long run without religion. And what he meant by that can be recited very simply. As Jews and Christians understand it, religion is not just a cold law; it is a relationship with a person. A person who knows even your secret thoughts. So religion adds a personal motive to the idea of virtue. In addition to that, this Judge sees you even when you’re alone, even when you’re in secret, even when the doors are closed. This is a Judge who knows whether or not you paint the bottom of the chair. Republics depend on virtue that holds up under such tests. The founding generation used the example of the well-known doctor in Massachusetts who, having been involved in an adultery, turned out also to be a British spy. This was a lesson they often referred to. A man who thinks he can get away with things in secret is not reliable for a republic. A republic cannot be made up of people who think they can do in secret what they wouldn’t do in public. Jefferson wrote a very touching letter to this effect.[1]
This is why the Founders thought that whatever may be said of persons of “peculiar character,” as Washington said (some scholars think he’s referring to Jefferson), we must not believe that virtue can be maintained in the long run without religion. Our sons are going to forget about the Revolution, the Founders expected; they’re going to forget the suffering we went through. They’re going to forget the frozen feet at Valley Forge and the gangrene and the hunger, the lack of pay and the despair. They’re going to forget all that, and their grandchildren are going to be tired of hearing it. There’s a moral entropy in human affairs, such that even if one generation succeeds in reaching a very high moral level, it’s almost impossible for the next generation and the one after that to maintain it. A republic, therefore, has to fight moral entropy. That’s why there will have to be a series of moral awakenings. The Founders didn’t see how that would happen without religious inspiration, beyond a merely utilitarian impulse.
So there are three principles in this fundamental logic: No republic without liberty; no liberty without virtue; no virtue without religion. Now, doesn’t that sound old-fashioned? In these days, doesn’t it sound hardly tenable? Yet our Founders were right. Is not our present circumstance dangerous to the Republic?
The Choice of Liberty
I first heard this story alluded to in Ronald Reagan’s Inaugural Address. Dr. Joseph Warren, the family doctor of Abigail and John Adams in Boston, was among the first to join the Sons of Liberty and to stand with the men at Lexington. In fact, he was an officer, and he took a bullet through his hair right above his ear, where it left a crease, but he stood his ground. Two months later, Dr. Warren was commissioned as a major general of the Continental Army. It was a great title, but there wasn’t much of an army for the defense of Boston, toward which the British fleet was bringing reinforcements. Dr. Warren learned just four days after he was commissioned that that night the Americans had sent 1,500 men up Bunker Hill. It was one of those still nights when hardly a sound traveled out over the water, where the British fleet was anchored. In the stillness, the troops dug, muffling their shovels, and constructed wooden fortifications, being careful not to strike anything with an axe.
In the morning, the British on board ship awakened to find that Bunker Hill was fortified, and began a five-hour bombardment. Warren heard the bombardment as he was on horseback riding toward Boston, and arrived at Bunker Hill by a back route and managed to climb up into the ranks. He didn’t try to take command; he just went into the ranks, in the front rows.
After the bombardment, some of the British soldiers came on land and put Charlestown to the torch, and tongues of flame from 500 homes, businesses, and churches leapt into the sky. Everything in Charlestown burned. Breathless, Abigail Adams watched from a hilltop to the south. She heard the cannons from the warships bombarding Bunker Hill for five long hours as Joseph Warren rode to his position. The American irregulars proved their discipline that day and the accuracy of huntsmen firing in concentrated bursts. They had only four or five rounds apiece. Twice they broke the forward march of thirty-five hundred British troops with fire so withering they blew away as many as 70 to 90 percent of the foremost companies of Redcoats, who lost that day more than a thousand dead.
Then the ammunition of the Americans ran out. While the bulk of the Continental Army retreated, the last units stayed in their trenches to hold off the British hand-to-hand. That is where Major General Joseph Warren was last seen fighting until a close-range bullet felled him. The British officers had him decapitated and bore his head aloft to General Gage.
Freedom is always the most precarious regime. Even a single generation can throw it all away. Every generation must reflect and must choose. Joseph Warren had earlier told the men of Massachusetts at Lexington:
Our country is in danger now, but not to be despaired of. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important questions upon which rest the happiness and the liberty of millions not yet born. Act worthy of yourselves.

Michael Novak is George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute. This essay appeared in Matthew Spalding, ed., The Enduring Principles of the American Founding (The Heritage Foundation, 2001).
I think for now I'll stop. I have explored this before in other posts, to be found in my archives. Feel free to read them and comment here or there. I invite anyone that would debate facts. I will not allow a "shouting" match or irrelevant attacks. Any such will not even make it into the comments section.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Jon Stewart: The Equal Opportunity Pain In The Ass

I love this one... He may beat up conservatives from time to time, but let's give the devil his due. This crap is hillarious.

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Molotov Mitchell's Painful Truth

I just recently found out about the folks over at Illuminati Pictures and I am impressed more and more by what they are putting out.  Forgive the imagery, but it's blood and guts christianity.  By that I mean that they are unapologetic and unafraid to say it like it is.  Here's a good dose of reality and history all at the same time. Enjoy!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Not A Rule 5 Blog. Just In Love. Sort Of.

First off, let me just say, "Yes, I'm a complete hypocrite." I am one of those guys that absolutely refuses to write or post a "Rule 5" blog, but then go out and click on every freaking link posted by anyone that comes under a Rule 5 search. Yeah, I get it, I'm shallow and superficial. But normally, I stay in the closet with my Rule 5 maladjustment. However, it came to me tonight that if my wife ever tires of me, I have two new candidates for the next ex-Mrs. Greywolfe.

The first is a new addition over at WND.Com. Her name is DJ Dolce. Sue me, I'm a sucker for comediennes. Especially cute ones, with a slightly gothic look. The fact she's a Christian also works in her favor. To recap: She's cute, funny, and a Christian.... Yeah, I'm sold.

The next girl is a comedienne also, but I must admit, not nearly as cute. But she too gets points for being conservative, so I'll keep her in the running if the afore mentioned tragic ousting of the Greywolfe administration by the alpha female ever happens... It's none other than Jody Miller from Newsbusters.org. I can't get the embed to work so I'll just link one.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Politically Incorrect History: An Update

It has been noted that our Founding Fathers didn't outright ban slavery in the Constitution of the United States, and by that act, showed that they were inconsistent with their stated views of the equality of all men. The arguments stem from an opinion I stated regarding my total dislike for Abraham Lincoln. In fact, I have stated that in my never-to-be-humble opinion, he is the worst president that this nation was ever afflicted by.

I still stand by that opinion. However, I feel that I should, in some manner respond to the criticisms of our Founding Fathers. Many of whom were, in fact, abolitionists. Much ado is made of Jefferson and his "associations" with his slaves. And I agree wholeheartedly that such a situation (above and beyond the slavery issue) is morally reprehensible.

But, I have to come back to the limitations that the framers of the Constitution placed upon the federal government. All power was derived by the people, concentrated in the various states, and granted with EXTREME limitations, to the federal government. The basic rights given to all free men were very nearly universal. For instance, in every former colony, with the exception of South Carolina, free blacks enjoyed the right to vote, and did so in the ratification of the constitution.

People look to the 1965 voting rights act as the turning point for blacks in America, but I'd have to say that it was a turning full circle that occurred. Let me explain, and in order to do that, I have to provide a bit of history (again).

Before the Revolutionary War, Great Britain made abolition of slavery illegal. But afterwards, as free and Sovereign states, each former colony was free to do exactly that, and did. For instance, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. Additionally, blacks in many early States not only had the right to vote but also the right to hold office. And many states had protections for Black rights written into their constitutions from the outset.

However, even with the limitations that were crafted into our government, the government was not silent and did indeed make moves toward abolition. Such as these shining examples: in 1789 Congress banned slavery in any federally held territory; in 1794, the exportation of slaves from any State was banned; and in 1808, the importation of slaves into any State was also banned. In fact, more progress was made to end slavery and achieve civil rights for blacks in America at that time than was made in any other nation in the world.

It was actually after most of the Founding Fathers died that things started to go wrong, starting with the Missouri Compromise, allowing new slave states to enter the union. Those few Founders that were left alive were extremely clear in their opposition (including the much maligned Jefferson). Elias Boudinot (a president of Congress during the Revolution) warned that this new direction by Congress would bring "an end to the happiness of the United States." A frail John Adams feared that lifting the slavery prohibition would destroy America; and an elderly Thomas Jefferson was appalled at the proposal, declaring, "In the gloomiest moment of the Revolutionary War, I never had any apprehensions equal to what I feel from this source."

The new anti-civil rights feeling in congress was shown further in the passing of Fugitive Slave Law allowing southern slavers to go North and kidnap blacks on the spurious claim that they were runaway slaves and then in passing the Kansas-Nebraska Act, allowing slavery into what is now Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska. It was further reflected in many of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. For example, in 1835 North Carolina reversed its policies and limited voting to whites only, as also occurred in Maryland in 1809.

All of the above is information that is regularly missing in education. It is indisputable and therefore I will let it stand on its own as a defense of our Founders. Now, if you haven't already left, I'd like to do a little bit of reflecting on the outcomes of the U.S. Civil War. First, I will grant that in one fell swoop, all blacks in America were emancipated. But what was the cost to the nation of obtaining this "success" by force?

First, and certainly not least, was the destruction of state sovereignty. All socialist and revisionist evil that has been inflicted on America can be laid at the feet of Lincoln's decision to invade the South. Next, look at the civil rights abuses perpetrated on the South during the so-called "reconstruction". In New Orleans for example, by order of the ruling military governor any woman that offended a union soldier may be used as one would a prostitute without her consent. And this type of thing went on all over the south. If you served in the Confederate government you were barred from any public office, outlawing the voice of the people that lived in those states.

In the greatest act of insanity ever committed by our congress, no state that had seceded could be re-admitted into the union, or have a recognized government, until they had ratified the 13th amendment. Although how they were to do this without a "recognized government" is baffling. As is the idea of non-admittance into the union. Lincoln's entire premise for invasion was that the states didn't have the right to secede and considered it to be, instead, rebellion. If they couldn't secede, how could they be outside the union.

Since the 13th Amendment was only ratified by an overtly criminal act (extortion) it is arguable that it is even legally ratified. But that's an entirely different post.

In addition to these glaring abuses, before the civil war, freed blacks and those that were born free (to include Dred Scott. It was an insane northern FEDERAL court that returned him to slavery) could and did get justice in Southern courts. Afterwards, I believe it would be fair to say that the civil rights for ALL blacks in the south took a hit. I would say that a majority of the outright hatred that is experienced between the races today can be laid upon the alter of history with the identified placard reading: "Fruits of the U.S. Civil War". In every state where the natural political forces were allowed to emancipate people of color, they (blacks) were allowed to vote, own property, and even serve elected office.

During the Civil War 620,000 people were killed, and over 100 years of racial animosity and distrust was born. The rights of states to govern themselves was eradicated, and the slide away from our Founders vision started to gain all the momentum of a landslide on a Mountain top.

A good friend here and someone that I have had spirited debates in the past, and will do so again very soon I suspect, said some things on this topic that disturbed me greatly. They said that they felt strongly that you have to fight for what you see as right, even when it is contradicted by law. In this case, it was the prohibitive nature of the very constitution that prevented our founders from taking action. Similarly, this friend believes the end result of emancipation for the slaves, justified the means used, suppression of states rights by force of arms.

The most that my friend is willing to concede on my point is that Lincoln's approach was heavy handed. That's like saying that a bunker buster is a pretty large firecracker.

I want to be clear, I DO NOT CONSIDER THE AUTHOR OF THE ABOVE TO BE A STATIST, but the ends justifies the means has been the argument for nearly every statist move and usurpation of power in recorded history. It is the argument used to withdraw more and more power from the people and place it in the hands of the powerful few.

Just look at the arguments over the Health care debacle, Cap and Tax, amnesty for illegals, global warming/cooling/climate change. They are ALL boiled down to "the ends justify the means." This nation was founded upon the rule of law, granted by the grace of God, through his Son, Jesus. We turned our back on the rule of law during the war between the states and that has led us away from God in our government, education system, public lives, and now we reach the point where it is even under attack in our private lives.

Our Founders were indeed wise men. They created here, a land that wasn't perfect but that had the ability to perfect itself while limiting the oppression that was inherent in ALL governments. We as a people left that path with guns blazing and allowed their dream to become bastardized and prostituted. And there aren't enough of us left, I fear, that are willing to put the mistakes of the last 160 years, and the hatreds that they birthed to bed, and return to the vision our founders had. Unless we do, we will never again be the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

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