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Something to Fight For (My trip to see my 1st Grandson)
Liberty or Death ^ | November 14, 2001 | Jeff Head

Posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:28 PM PST by Jeff Head

Here's one thing we fight for, and
Defend against ALL enemies, Foreign and Domestic

By: Jeff Head November 14, 2001

As many of you know, I took a trip with my youngest son, Jared, late last week from Idaho to Indiana and back. It was a "flying" trip in the which we left Thursday in the late afternoon, drove 1850 miles in 32 hours along I-80, arriving in Indiana at about 2:30 AM on Saturday morning. We visited my daughter, her husband and our first grandchild/nephew on Saturday and Sunday, helping to bless and name Breadon (a ceremony/ordinance in our faith), and then left Sunday in the late morning. We then drove 2100 miles back to Idaho. On the return trip we took the northern route using I-90 out of Chicago and visited my second oldest daughter in Bozeman where she works and goes to school.

On the way out, we saw FReepers John R. (Bob) Locke and Eustace (Rick) and his wife. We visited Bob in Cheyenne, WY over breakfast on Friday morning and then Rick over dinner in Iowa that same evening.


Jeff Head and John R. (Bob) Locke in Wyoming

Unfortunately we did not get a picture of Roick and his wonderful wife ... but we sure did chow down at a great Buffet and have a great, constitutional and patriotic discussion.

Then, upon arriving in Indiana, we were able to spend some GREAT time with my oldest daughter and that beautiful, beaming and innocent as fresh snow garndson. Here are some pictures of that visit.


His Dad feeds Braedon, A brand new family, A new Uncle (Jared) gets to hold his nephew


A nice home for a nice family, Braedon goes aloft, Braedon says hi while being held by Mom


Jared holding Braedon again, Grandad (me) holding the little critter, Braedon likes to play footsies.

My wife had spent 10 days there earlier helping the new Mom figure things out while she figured out what being a new Grandmom was all about. She liked it so much that I had to make the trip to see what Grandad was all about. Gotta tell you ... it's just another true indication of what life is all about ... after coming to know God, finding the right woman and having and raising good kids of our own in liberty.

Then we were off on the trip back. Here's a few pictures from that trip.


Chicago Skyline, The Sear Tower (God protect it), Rock Formations in Minnesota


Great to see the Mountains again, Devil's Tower Plaque, Devils Tower, Wyoming


Jared at the Custer Battlefield Memorial, Custer National Cemetary, Jared and his sister Rachel

Now, let me say a thing or two about our nation.

I will defend with my life the liberty of my children and grandchildren. Nobody, foreign or domestic, will take away their liberty to live life free, to have the absolute minimum intrusion (as intended by the foundres) and to defend their own liberty as long as I draw breath.

The list of "nobodies" includes terrorists, foreign powers and any unscrupulous oath breakers amongst our own governmental officials, or any groups within the borders of this nation who would seek to do so.

I support our government's constitutional efforts to wage war against the enemies who attacked our nation. As I read it, the recent Executive Order calling for military tribunals for any foreign individual (and the order was very specific about it applying to foreign persons) particpating in terror attacks against our nation is fine and a needed provision for war time. I do not see it as a threat to the citizenry. However, the so called "Patriot Act" which takes freedom from all of us is not. The government has the tools it needs with respect to immigration, border control, visa control of foreigners and police powers for criminals to address these issues without curtailing the liberty of law abiding citizens.

The American people and patriots are aroused to defend their liberty, the government needs to make sure all of its actions are clearly pointed at doing that and not curtailing it. At the best, we help our enemies when we curtail the general liberty because that is the ultimate goal of those enemeies ... to destroy the liberty that hundreds of thousands have died defending, and therby destroy our nation. At the worst, such activities and curtailments are the acts of domestic enemies bent on ending American liberty and life as we no it. I will fight any such enemies to my last breath so that the coming generation, young ones like Braedon, may enjoy the liberty I have enjoyed, that my father enjoyed and that our bloodliines have enjoyed back to the American Revolution.

In conclusion, for anyone interested, our trip was great. That little critter, Braedon, is a joy and a God send ... and Jared an I are once agains back home with our own in our adopted and beloved Idaho.


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Wanted to post this for my many friends and compatriots at FR to see.

... ain't digital cameras neat?

1 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:28 PM PST by Jeff Head (jeffhead@bigplanet.com)
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To: joanie-f; John R. (Bob) Locke; Eustace; Dukie; Travis McGee; sneakypete; harpseal
FYI ... a fast, tiring trip ... but worth every second of it.
2 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:28 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: tex-oma; buffyt; anniegetyourgun; Gadsden1st; IronJack; Darth Sidious; MrConfettiMan; SamAdams76...
FYI ... a fast, tiring trip ... but worth every second of it.
3 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:29 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: EricT.; clintonh8r; SMEDLEYBUTLER; Arizona; MissAmericanPie; Captainpaintball; Rockitz; cynicom...
FYI ... a fast, tiring trip ... but worth every second of it.
4 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:29 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: zog; uncitizen; Reardon Metal; OK; graymadda; Reilly; Tuor; Red Jones; schmelvin; theoutsideman...
FYI ... a fast, tiring trip ... but worth every second of it.
5 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:29 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Luis Gonzalez; betty boop; Noumenon; OWK; copycat; SuperLuminal; sit-rep; MileHi; knarf; M Kehoe...
FYI ... a fast, tiring trip ... but worth every second of it.
6 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:29 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: JohnHuang2; PistolPaknMama; Mercuria; snopercod; tet68; AmericanInTokyo; madrussian...
FYI ... a fast, tiring trip ... but worth every second of it.
7 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:29 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: ratcat; TrueBeliever9; america76; super175; nanomid; Stefan Stackhouse; GeekDejure...
FYI ... a fast, tiring trip ... but worth every second of it.
8 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:29 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Nice pics. (contemplating which is best for TG to show up in) :)
9 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:29 PM PST by Texaggie79
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To: Jeff Head
Yes they are. Glad you had a good time. And that kid does look worth fighting for. You're right!
10 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:29 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: Jeff Head
Cool shots and congrats!!!

But next time, le'me know you're coming to Indiana...I'm four hours away!!

SR

11 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:34 PM PST by sit-rep
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To: Jeff Head
That sure is one fine-looking boy.

Congratulations old guy.

12 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:34 PM PST by OWK
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To: Jeff Head
BTW, I see the theme of the last set there. Pictures of great landmarks and sites of people in front of them. But what I'm wondering is what is so special about that parking lot that you felt you had to get a pic of?
13 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:39 PM PST by Texaggie79
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To: Jeff Head
God bless your beautiful grandbaby. They are what we're fighting for!! May the future be bright and FREE for all the little guy and gals.
14 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:39 PM PST by volchef
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To: Jeff Head
beautiful!

congrats and thanks for sharing

15 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:39 PM PST by fod
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To: Jeff Head
Your new grandson is a cutie!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures.
16 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:39 PM PST by deadhead
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To: Jeff Head; AuntB; MarMema; Spunky; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; COB1; Angelique; SierraWasp; Phil V.
We are so blessed by these photographs and your commentary, JH!
May God watch over each and every member, holding them in His hand forever...
17 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:39 PM PST by LadyX
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To: Jeff Head
Sir, you have stirred something inside of me that hasn't been so stirred in quite sometime. I can't pinpoint exactly which words you used or which pic did it but I can say that I consider it an honor to have read this post.

I have read many of your posts and am always impressed.

Yes, that precious little one is a Godsend, as are they all, and his future is worth giving our lives for. God Bless you.

18 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:39 PM PST by PleaseNoMore
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To: Jeff Head
Congratulations! Thanks for the ping!
19 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:39 PM PST by Cool Guy
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To: Jeff Head
I will defend with my life the liberty of my children and grandchildren.

I have neither, but I would do the same, as you know. Super post!

20 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:39 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Jeff Head
Looks like you've got yourself a little piece of heaven in your family. Congratulations all around.

Regards,

21 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:43 PM PST by VermiciousKnid
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To: OWK
"Old" is such a relative term ... relative as in Grandpa LOL!
22 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:43 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Texaggie79
Thanks ... any pic of a grandbaby is a good pic!
23 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:43 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: sit-rep
Sorry bro! Didn;t know exactly where you were.

I'm sure we will be back. We're thinking about a spring break trip.

24 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:43 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Texaggie79
The two standing in the foreground.

My daughter had to take a break at work to visit with us and we went out to the car to show her the 1st printed copy of my book Dragon's Fury - Breath of Fire that she had not seen yet.

25 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:44 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: volchef
Amen to that ... and if I have anything at all to say about it ... that future will be bright and free!
26 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:44 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: fod
Thanks! In this time of terror, uncertainty, upheavel and crisis ... there are some things that remain sure, solid and clear as mountain spring water.

This is one of them.

27 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:44 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: deadhead
Yes he is ... clearly gets those looks from his grandmom's side.
28 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:44 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
This was a mighty good read, and the baby is adorable. Congratulations!
29 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:44 PM PST by YaYa123
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To: LadyX
Thank you ... in these uncertain times it is good to be reminded of some things that are certain and solid as bedrock!
30 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:45 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
May God Bless and Protect you and your family.
31 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:45 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: PleaseNoMore
That future, for the rising generation, MUST be secured and thaeir liberty vouchsafed by our actions.

That is certain, amidst all of this uncertainty, that is non-debatable!

Thanks for the kind words. God bless!

32 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:45 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Congradulations! He looks like a happy baby.
33 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:45 PM PST by sneakypete
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To: Cool Guy
You are welcome. Sometimes it is important to be reminded, in as we experience all of this upheavel, that there are some things a pure as the driven snow, and crystal clear.
34 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:45 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Jeff,
Congratulations on the 'new' member of your family. He will get protection from us as well as yourself. I'm glad Jared was able to go with you to meet his nephew. I'm sorry you weren't able to spend more much more time with your daughters and glad you made it home okay. Thanks for all the great pictures.
Love
Annie & myself
35 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:46 PM PST by B4Ranch
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To: amom; Alamo-Girl
ping
36 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:46 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Fred Mertz
Bro, I know without a shadow of a doubt that you would do so for me and mine, as I would for you.

In these uncertain times, there are some things that remain certain despite all else. The love of God is one of these, and its manifestation in the innocence of children is another ... and the absolute necessity of defending them and their future liberty is another!

37 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:46 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Now, let me say a thing or two about our nation.

You've been out of Texas too long. That should be "Now, let me say a thing or two about Texas".

38 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:46 PM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Jeff Head
Thanks for posting this and these wonderful pictures!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

BTW - I live in southern IN - maybe the next time you are out this way.....

I echo what another person stated on this thread---something in your post really stirred me - I am the mother of 3 sons - ages 18, 15, and 10 - and - well, while I cannot really explain it - your post really stirred something inside of me.

Thank you

39 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:46 PM PST by MasonGal
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To: YaYa123
As is any baby ... but for me, well it is clear to this old cowboy that this particular baby has clearly got a leg up on any others on that adorable quality ... but I wouldn't be biased in the least in that regard. LOL!
40 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:47 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thank you ... may He do the same for us all. I believe He will.
41 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:47 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
I was going to comment extensively on your report...

...but I just can't stop saying "OH, AREN'T THOSE KIDS CUTE???"

Yeah, yeah...women.

LOL!

42 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:47 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Jeff Head
pingity bumpity bttt
43 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:47 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse
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To: sneakypete
That he is ... except when he gets hungry and there is the slightest delay in feeding. I have a couple of those shots too ... and he's got a healthy set of lungs on him!
44 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:47 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Lovely family, good pictures, great philosophy.
45 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:47 PM PST by SmartBlonde
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To: Jeff Head
God has indeed blessed you, my friend. I have a feeling your wallet will soon have more photos than money. Thanks for letting us share this moment with you.
46 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:47 PM PST by logos
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To: Jeff Head
Congratulations on the 1st grand-rugrat! My son was the first for both sets of grandparents so I've seen how special it is. Especially because you get to leave when he starts acting up ;-).

God bless Braedon and all the little ones out there. And God bless the USA.

47 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:47 PM PST by LoneGOPinCT
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To: Jeff Head
Darn Jeff, you passed within 100 yards of me in Rapid City, SD, wished I'd have known.

Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS are in order, Grandpa :)))))

48 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:47 PM PST by 4TheFlag
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To: B4Ranch
Thanbk you brother!

Mom (my wife) got to spend ten days over there a few weeks ago. I am glad to have gotten any time and am also very grateful Jared got to go. He's quite the helper and is amassing quite the travel log with his Dad!

49 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:47 PM PST by Jeff Head
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"except when he gets hungry and there is the slightest delay in feeding"

sounds like a red blooded all American male, LOL
50 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:48 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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