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  • Army Preps for Tea Party 'Terrorists'

    04/29/2010 1:26:31 PM PDT · by Hypo · 65 replies · 1,573+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | April 29, 2010 | Mark Alexander
    Army Preps for Tea Party 'Terrorists' By Mark Alexander · Thursday, April 29, 2010 "The duty imposed upon [the president] to take care, that the laws be faithfully executed, follows out the strong injunctions of his oath of office, that he will 'preserve, protect, and defend the constitution.' The great object of the executive department is to accomplish this purpose; and without it, be the form of government whatever it may, it will be utterly worthless for offence, or defence; for the redress of grievances, or the protection of rights; for the happiness, or good order, or safety of the...
  • Army Preps for Tea Party 'Terrorists'

    04/29/2010 8:55:07 AM PDT · by tutstar · 200 replies · 6,394+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | 4/29/2010 | Mark Alexander
    "The duty imposed upon [the president] to take care, that the laws be faithfully executed, follows out the strong injunctions of his oath of office, that he will 'preserve, protect, and defend the constitution.' The great object of the executive department is to accomplish this purpose; and without it, be the form of government whatever it may, it will be utterly worthless for offence, or defence; for the redress of grievances, or the protection of rights; for the happiness, or good order, or safety of the people." --Justice Joseph Story A few months back, the commander in chief or our...
  • The American Anti-Revolution: Revolutionary violence is as American as an apple pie we threw away

    04/24/2010 11:22:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 785+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | April 23, 2010 | Brian Doherty
    Last spring, University of Hartford historian Robert Churchill released a new book about "libertarian political violence and the origins of the militia movement, To Shake Their Guns in the Tyrant’s Face (University of Michigan Press). He should have waited a year. This past week the book's subject matter came roaring back to the forefront of American politics, as politicians and their friends in the media policed the acceptable limits of dissent in a democratic republic. Notably, this week also marked the April 19th anniversary of both the government crime—the assault on Waco—that most inspired the rise of the 1990s militia...
  • Oath Keepers Profiled

    04/21/2010 2:35:24 PM PDT · by rxsid · 30 replies · 1,632+ views
    riseupforamerica ^ | 4/21/2010 | riseupforamerica
    Oath Keepers Profiled A "felony" stop for a "rolling" stop. "It started off well enough, er, sort of.., As I passed the OathKeepers truck and moved in front to get off at the HWY 68 exit (I-75 exit #60 in TN) I waved but he didn't see me so we both exited and came up to the stop sign for our right hand turn into Sweetwater/Madisonville. I came to a slow rolling stop and proceeded on but when I looked into my rear view mirror I already saw blue lights and Darren's truck had just reached a stop. As he...
  • The Constitution...Who Cares?

    04/20/2010 10:08:43 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 30 replies · 771+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | April 20, 2010 | David M. Berman
    We hear a lot about the Constitution today. The “Tea Party” has been bringing up the Constitution along with many talk radio personalities like Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Lavin, and Sean Hannity. I have been writing, and speaking about the Constitution for years. But two questions must be asked; 1) Who cares? & 2) Why should we care? These are very important questions since it is clear that at least 50% of Americans are clueless (I am being generous, there are a lot more that are clueless) about the principles of liberty and the founder’s brilliance in forming our...
  • Hate: Antigovernment extremists are on the rise—and on the march.(Barf)

    04/19/2010 3:24:51 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 60 replies · 1,097+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 19, 2010 | Evan Thomas and Eve Conant
    Stewart Rhodes does not seem like an extremist. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and a former U.S. Army paratrooper and congressional staffer. He is not at all secretive. In February he was sitting at a table at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at a fancy downtown hotel in Washington, handing out fliers and selling T shirts for his organization, the Oath Keepers. Rhodes says he has 6,000 dues-paying members, active and retired police and military, who promise never to take orders to disarm U.S. citizens or herd them into concentration camps. Rhodes told a NEWSWEEK...
  • Thanks, Mr. President! (Clinton on CW2)

    04/17/2010 6:31:55 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 18 replies · 525+ views
    Western Rifle Shooters ^ | April 17, 2010 | Slick Willy Clinton
    On Friday, former President Bill Clinton gave this speech at a seminar entitled "The Tragedy of Oklahoma City 15 Years Later and the Lessons for Today" held by the Center for American Action Progress Fund. At the bottom of page 10 and top of page 11 of the 12-page transcript of the FPOTUS remarks, there are these paragraphs: *** ...But I think that all you have to do is to read the paper every day to see how many there are who are deeply, deeply troubled. We know, now, that there are people involved in groups -- these 'hatriot' groups,...
  • Tea Party Movement Spreads To Military

    04/13/2010 2:30:50 PM PDT · by rxsid · 104 replies · 2,595+ views
    tpmmuckraker ^ | 4/12/2010 | Zachary Roth
    "Tea Party Movement Spreads To Military The Tea Party movement has gained a foothold in the armed forces. A new Tea Party group, Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots, has grown quickly since being launched last month by an active duty Marine Corps sergeant. The group, which vows to "stand up on the very soil we defended to preserve common sense conservatism and defend our Constitution that is threatened by a tyrannical government," currently has over 400 members, who have signed up through its Facebook page, though many are not active duty military. And it has close ties to the broader...
  • Hutaree Raid: An extremely well-executed federal operation aimed at ... Oath Keepers.

    03/31/2010 5:39:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 99 replies · 2,777+ views
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 30 March, 2010 | Mike Vanderbough
    As a powerful political counter-stroke it was masterful. You have to give them credit. Putting a provocateur into a group of not-very-well wrapped Millennialists (see Churchill, To Shake Their Guns in the Tyrants Face) and assisting them to: a. build and distribute pipe bombs and b. talk about plots to kill cops that involve killing innocents, family members, etc., was well thought out, perfectly targeted, craftily planned, brilliantly executed and impeccably timed. I realized this when I was outside talking to the three cops who showed up at my door to collect the birdshit Easter card. To begin with, the...
  • Idea: Citizens Take Oath to Constitution to Protect and Defend

    03/23/2010 10:01:37 AM PDT · by Heartlander2 · 52 replies · 1,118+ views
    In Colorado, during a Tea Party protest at the state capitol during the Health Care debate last Sunday, a vet lead all of us (enmasse) in an oath similar to the ones taken by members of the armed services and congress, raising our hands in allegiance to the Constitution to support and defend. At our largest upcoming Tea Party gathering in Colorado (Tax Day Tea Party), we are considering using the standard oath, led by a vet and asking all participating citizens to raise their right hand while making the oath. The "office" referred to in the oath would be...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Camp Pendleton, California ~ 23 MARCH 2010

    03/22/2010 6:00:01 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 257 replies · 1,856+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Camp Pendleton, California Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is the major West Coast base of the United States Marine Corps and serves as its prime amphibious training base. It is located in Southern California between the cities of Oceanside and San Clemente. The base was established in 1942 to train U.S. Marines for service in World War II. By October 1944, Camp Pendleton was declared as a "permanent installation" and by 1946, it became the home of the 1st Marine Division. This is the main road for traffic into the base....
  • Oathkeepers

    03/21/2010 8:08:23 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 23 replies · 678+ views
    Check out the Oathkeepers. Also look for similar local groups to join, if you are so inclined.
  • Mutiny in the making at Ft. Drum?

    03/11/2010 9:13:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 1,884+ views
    North Country Public Radio ^ | March 11, 2010 | David Sommerstein
    The left-leaning Mother Jones magazine's fascinating cover story this month profiles a growing militia-style group on the right called Oath Keepers. The twist is that Oathkeepers are largely active-duty members of the military who are preparing to disobey their Commander-in-Chief. The story features Lee Pray (not his real last name), a private based at Fort Drum: In Pray's estimate, it might not be long (months, perhaps a year) before President Obama finds some pretext—a pandemic, a natural disaster, a terror attack—to impose martial law, ban interstate travel, and begin detaining citizens en masse. One of his fellow Oath Keepers, a...
  • Dueling Bill O’Reillys: He Was For Gun Rights Before He Was Against Gun Rights (Pinhead or Patriot)

    03/04/2010 8:08:03 PM PST · by patlin · 18 replies · 524+ views
    GatewayPundit ^ | 3/4/2010 | Jim Hoft
    Jim reports, you decide...Video of O'Reilly on 2nd Amendment, then(2005 Katrina) & now(2010 episode with Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers)
  • State of emergency gun control

    03/01/2010 3:46:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies · 1,855+ views
    Ft. Smith Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 February, 2010 | Steve D. Jones
    The month of February began with the snowstorms pounding the eastern part of the country, strong storms which caused a strange event in King, North Carolina. A “state of emergency” was declared there, causing a state law to kick in; a law which disarmed citizens and banned alcohol sales. The people of King were infuriated. Later in the month, a strange conversation took place on Fox’s Bill O’Reilly show in an interview between O’Reilly and Oath Keepers founder, Stewart Rhodes. Bill O’ actually justified disarming law-abiding citizens during times of emergencies. But how would this type of “emergency gun control”...
  • Is the Tea Party-connected Group the Oath Keepers an "extremist Right" Group as the Left Alleges?

    02/19/2010 1:53:24 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 58 replies · 1,647+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | February 19, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Is the Tea Party-connected group, the Oath Keepers, an "extremist right" group as the partisan bomb-throwers on the left have been fond of alleging? That's the proverbial question of the day as Oath Keepers founder, Stewart Rhodes, made an appearance on the self-proclaimed "humble correspondent's," Bill O'Reilly's, No-Spin Zone. His appearance was the direct result of O'Reilly opening up this question of so-called "radicalism" among Tea Party supporters by hosting committed left-winger, Mark Potok (handsome devil, if you call overly gelled, curly hair and overly big eyeglasses "handsome"), of the Southern Poverty Law Center on his show a day before....
  • When Government Fears Its Own People

    02/17/2010 7:13:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 921+ views
    Liberty News ^ | February 7, 2010 | Marti Oakley
    It seems patriot groups are springing up all over the place, each of them hoping to be the catalyst for change and all of them lamenting the loss of freedom and the downward spiral of our sovereign nation into one of a dictatorial police state. While the entire country reels from the onslaught of unconstitutional regulations and codes that are contrary to our Constitutional rights and liberties we are none-the-less regularly assaulted both in print and video by those who see these efforts as a threat to what I can only assume is their own perceived benefit from maintaining the...
  • 100 protestors stay to the end to razz Obama on his way out of Lorain County

    01/23/2010 4:13:00 PM PST · by EBH · 55 replies · 2,765+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 1/22/2010 | Thomas Feran
    ELYRIA, Ohio -- Upward of 300 demonstrators, many energized by Tuesday's election of Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate, gathered near Lorain County Community College on Friday to wave signs and banners and try to make their voices heard by President Barack Obama. They lined Abbe Road, which was closed to traffic, to chant "Can you hear us now?" in the direction of Obama's arriving motorcade and later toward Ewing Field House, where the president spoke around 2 p.m. About 100 of the group who stood to the end, shouted "You lie" and booed as the departing president's motorcade...
  • Tea Party Activists Gaining Steam Across the Country

    01/08/2010 12:52:48 PM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies · 1,359+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/7/2010 | Kate Snow, Kristina Wong
    From Florida to California, Conservatives Are Challenging Moderate RepublicansA political movement is sweeping the country, and taking politicians down.The most recent victim of "tea party" activists was Florida Republican Jim Greer,who resigned from as state party chairman this week, in part because of the activists' objections to his alliance with Florida's Republican governor, Charlie Crist, who is running for the U.S. Senate. The activists are vocally supporting Crist's opponent -- a young, outspoken conservative, Marco Rubio -- and some believe the tea party group may bring down Crist, too."As you know, there is a great debate in our party on...
  • Unintended consequences: Obama and company provoke 10th Amendment backlash

    01/08/2010 6:19:05 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 49 replies · 3,290+ views
    Renew America ^ | 7 Jan 2010 | Tim Dunkin
    ...now, however, the proposed nullification would be in support of a constitutional right — which removes the moral and emotional legitimacy that accrued to the Feds in the Arkansas integration case. Would Obama and Co. have the nerve to try to use the military to force New Hampshire to violate the 2nd amendment rights of its citizens? Would the military allow itself to be used in such a way?
  • If healthcare passes the socialist coup d'etat has advanced beyond the point of no return!

    12/19/2009 11:28:56 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 727 replies · 20,086+ views
    Dec 19, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Let's face it FRiends, if the unconstitutional healthcare bill passes, the socialist coup d'etat will have advanced well beyond the point of no return! There is nothing in the constitution that authorizes this illegal federal power-grab and plenty that forbids it. If the Obama/Reid/Pelosi Marxist attempted coup pulls this off without the people resisting to the hilt, then they'll have no restrictions whatsoever on implementing the rest of their Liberty killing Marxist agenda. America will be no more. The whole idea of our constitution is to severely restrict the federal government to only its dozen and a half expressly listed...
  • The Time Has Come

    12/17/2009 9:36:29 AM PST · by EdReform · 12 replies · 1,302+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | December 17, 2009 | Mark Alexander
    The Patriot Post · http://patriotpost.us The Time Has Come By Mark Alexander · Thursday, December 17, 2009 "It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth -- and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. ... Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not?" --Patrick Henry The 2008 presidential election was much more than a referendum on the two candidates; it was a referendum on the ability...
  • Poll:71% Angry at Federal Government!(46% Very Angry!!)

    11/30/2009 1:02:39 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 87 replies · 4,955+ views
    Rasmussen Report ^ | Nov 30, 2009 | BigTigerMike
    Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters nationwide say they’re at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. That figure includes 46% who are Very Angry. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 27% are not angry about the government's policies, including 10% who are Not at All Angry........ The data suggests that the level of anger is growing. The 71% who are angry at federal government policies today is up five percentage points since September. Even more stunning, the 46% who are Very Angry is up 10 percentage points from September.
  • Oath Keepers Video- Declarartion of Orders We Will Not Obey- So help us God

    12/09/2009 9:54:11 AM PST · by geddylee · 5 replies · 888+ views
    1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people. 2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people 3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as unlawful enemy combatants or to subject them to military tribunal. 4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a state of emergency on a state. 5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty. 6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps. 7. We...
  • TO ALL AMERICANS: A WARNING

    10/23/2009 9:13:52 AM PDT · by faucetman · 130 replies · 7,058+ views
    From Naval Aviator, Commander Jerry Wilson We lived in California during the winters of 2007 and 2008. We became addicted to Fox News and watched O’Reilly and Hannity and Colmes every night. When we got back home, we upgraded our cable to get Fox. I watched the Presidential campaign very closely. Initially, because I thought the Democrats would nominate Hillary Clinton and then in astonishment when they chose an even more hard-left candidate. All of last year I told everyone I could that Obama was not a Democrat, he is a Marxist. He is far to the left of any...
  • A passion rising

    12/06/2009 10:18:18 AM PST · by An Old Man · 51 replies · 2,414+ views
    The Spoksman-Review ^ | StoryPhotos 03Comments 05December 6, 2009 | StoryPhotos 03Comments 05December 6, 2009 in City
    They’re angry, and they’re getting organized. Groups once seen as fringe political outcasts are banding together, powered by what experts describe as an unprecedented fear of the federal government and disgust with the political climate. It’s happening across the country, and in the Inland Northwest it’s drawing big crowds of diverse attendees. More than 1,000 people, including local sheriffs, state representatives, lawyers, families and blue-collar workers, gathered in Post Falls last month to hear a former Arizona sheriff blast the federal government. About 500 met last week in another event organized by the Campaign for Liberty – a coalition of...
  • Supreme Court Schedules Major Gun Rights Case (beware some pdf links)

    12/01/2009 1:20:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 829+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 30, 2009 | Declan McCullagh
    (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)The U.S. Supreme Court has set a date to hear the landmark civil liberties case that will determine whether the Second Amendment prohibits state and local governments from enacting stiff anti-gun laws. Oral arguments in the lawsuit, McDonald v. City of Chicago, will be held on the morning of March 2, 2010. A decision is expected by late June or early July. It's also worth noting the amicus briefs that have been filed in the last week or so in support of the Second Amendment Foundation and other groups challenging Chicago's handgun restrictions. There are at least 30...
  • Bloomberg and Emanuel on Taking on the NRA at Election Time

    11/24/2009 8:06:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies · 1,603+ views
    NY Observer ^ | November 23, 2009 | Azi Paybarah
    Today, Michael Bloomberg's coalition against illegal guns placed a full-page ad in the Washington Post urging lawmakers to prevent suspects on a federally maintained "terror watch list" from being allowed to purchase guns. "500 mayors agree with the Obama and Bush Administrations: stop terror suspects from getting guns," the ad says. It's also been an issue that Rahm Emanuel voiced support for back in 2007, according to this video clip. "We got to make this a number one issue, as a test vote, and take it into the election." He added, "If it's between that terrorist list and the NRA,...
  • Drudgereport Headline Only RASMUSSEN: Obama Poll Drops to New Low: -15

    11/24/2009 5:16:56 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 99 replies · 3,902+ views
    DRUDGEREPORT ^ | Nov. 24, 2009
    RASMUSSEN: Obama Poll Drops to New Low: -15 Strongly Approve 27% Strongly Disapprove 42% Total Approval 45%
  • Will Pentagon purge Oath Keepers?

    11/24/2009 4:07:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies · 2,103+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 23 November, 2009 | David Codrea
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Kurt Hofmann speculates on potential consequences for a group of current and retired military and law enforcement personnel who believe their oath to the Constitution should have bearing on their professional conduct. In today's column, he asks "Will Pentagon try to crush Oath Keepers?" The immediate basis for Hofmann's concern is a report following up on the Fort Hood shootings: The Pentagon may reconsider rules governing participation in extremist organizations that some lawmakers say appear outdated and too narrow in light of the shooting rampage at the Army base in Texas. Some have been following...
  • NRA Fights Back Against Bloomberg's Gun Control Coalition

    11/23/2009 9:09:16 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 839+ views
    WNYC ^ | November 23, 2009 | Arun Venugopal
    Showdown is playing out across the country in blogs, on the editorial pages of newspapers, and at countless gun clubs NEW YORK, NY November 23, 2009 —Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a known gun control advocate, and has built a national platform to stem the flow of illegal guns into cities and towns. The group he co-founded in 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, has grown from 15 to 526 mayors. Its success has raised the ire of gun rights groups, most notably the National Rifle Association. The showdown between the NRA and Mayors Against Illegal Guns is playing out across the...
  • My Rant

    11/21/2009 8:06:16 PM PST · by LTC.Ret · 47 replies · 2,732+ views
    It's time. No, I am not some crazy fringe lunatic. I am one of the most law abiding citizens around. I don't even have any moving traffic violations ever, in 40 years of driving, only a ticket once in college for an unnoticed (by me) expired inspection sticker. Never drank, never smoked, never tried drugs. I am the LAST person anyone would expect to say NO, NO MORE, NO WAY!!! But it's time. I served my country voluntarily for 31 years, and did my level best to give back to the Army and my soldiers more than they gave me....
  • Attorney General Holder Reveals Aggressive Gun Control In Response to Ft. Hood Terror Attack

    11/20/2009 6:20:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 76 replies · 3,719+ views
    LEAA.org ^ | 19 November, 2009 | na
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before the Senate Judiciary Committee November 18th, 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed a stunningly broad and aggressive anti-gun agenda. "The President of the United States asked that politicians not use the Ft. Hood attack to engage in 'political theater.' It appears those committed to attacking gun owners and the Second Amendment simply can't help themselves and are engaged in blaming guns and gun owners on the heels of this terrorist attack. Sadly it looks like 'politics as usual,'" said LEAA's spokesperson, Ted Deeds. After explaining and defending his decision to give enemy combatants constitutional...
  • CNN Reviews Oath Keepers (VIDEO)

    11/19/2009 6:37:45 PM PST · by myfreepress · 11 replies · 543+ views
    MyFreePress ^ | 11/19/2009 | Jason
    What is CNN talking about in this video? I think they are from a different planet. Of course people are upset about what is going on. CNN makes mention of some genius's comment "They are exploiting false rumors found on fringe websites". Is Fox News a fringe website? Are the everyday hard working Americans who are protesting fringe now? Why doesn't CNN just report it like it is? Why don't they just say "Obviously enough people are concerned for their safety, and a group called the Oath Keepers has popped up because of this"? Why didn't they play the entire...
  • CNN Investigates: Who Are the Oathkeepers? (video)

    11/18/2009 4:23:33 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 1,306+ views
    CNN ^ | Nov, 18, 2009
    "Our role is to defend the Constitution."
  • Continental Congress 2009 - LIVE! (Oathkeepers)

    11/18/2009 12:53:17 PM PST · by jcsjcm · 3 replies · 559+ views
    Oathkeepers | November 16,2009 | Margarete W. Murphy
    A message from Margarete W. Murphy to all members of Massachusetts on Oath Keepers! Continental Congress 2009 My Fellow Americans, I am one of the Continental Congress delegates for the State of Oregon, each delegate was elected through elections which were held on October 10, 2009, we are in session at present in St. Charles, ILL, and you can watch the live stream feed at www.cc2009.us or at www.freedom.tv. Please make this viral to all of your contacts in your email address book, the people of this Nation need to hear this message and need to know that there is...
  • ANTI-GUN LEFTISTS NOW "TRAINING" OREGON POLICE

    11/16/2009 8:26:00 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 22 replies · 1,054+ views
    Oregon Firearms Federation ^ | November 13, 2009
    A far-left anti-gun organization is now "training" Oregon police on how to spot "hate." The Southern Poverty Law Center, which considers opposition to draconian gun control laws to be "crackpot," has sent one of their "experts" to Eugene to teach police from multiple agencies about "Hate in America Today- a National Overview of Far Right Domestic Terrorism." You will recall that in the brave new world of Obama, "right wing terrorists" include gun owners, Constitutionalists, military veterans and supporters of limited government. The SPLC is a multi-million dollar fundraising machine run by Morris Dees, also known as the King of...
  • Liberty - It's communicable...catch it, spread it.

    11/15/2009 6:59:29 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 27 replies · 1,503+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Nov 15, 2009 | Jeff Head
    What is Liberty? Well, in my opinion, in the context of American liberty, here's an answer.... "Liberty is freedom from encumberance in an environment where the unalienable, God-given rights of mankind are both recognized and respected and where individual "Free Will" bounded by fundamental moral principle is the avenue for interaction in society." That's a lot of pretty words that basically say that if a people are to be free, they and their government have to recognize and respect the God-given rights of others and be moral. In fact, liberty can not coexist with widespread individual, or institutional immorality. Immorality...
  • Obama and Plummeting Military Morale

    11/15/2009 10:23:21 PM PST · by bogusname · 42 replies · 2,072+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2009 | Candace de Russy
    New Army surveys, reports the Wall Street Journal, show that morale has fallen sharply among soldiers fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan and confirm an unusually high suicide in their ranks. Perhaps this has something to do with doubts about their commander-in-chief's commitment to win this war by standing staunchly with them in spirit and providing the necessary troop levels and other resources. With fatalities and injuries surging among them, the president's prolonged and frazzled indecision on how to wage this struggle must leave these soldiers with a sense of being cast adrift in limbo, if not hell itself. Having first,...
  • Some attendees feel duped by group's Veterans Day event

    11/15/2009 3:22:17 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies · 1,571+ views
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | Nov. 15, 2009 | Geoff Cunningham Jr
    Some members of local veterans groups who attended an Every Day is Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 8 in Berwick, Maine, said they were surprised to find it was a kickoff for a new Maine affiliate of the national Oath Keepers organization, which has been described as part of a rebirth of the nation's right-wing militia movement. An August report from the Southern Poverty Law Center describes the parent organization as a "particularly worrisome example of the Patriot revival," involving groups with a virulent anti-government sentiment, though organizers of the newly formed Maine affiliate say they are far from being an...
  • An open letter to Washington, D.C. (FReeper help requested)

    11/04/2009 1:24:29 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 6 replies · 525+ views
    myself | 11/04/09 | Neil E. Wright
    An open letter to Washington, D.C. This letter is published to advise the federal government in Washington D.C. that this SOVEREIGN AMERICAN will NOT submit to the marxist/communist coup currently taking place in Washington, D.C., and will ACTIVELY OPPOSE IT.This SOVEREIGN AMERICAN will IGNORE any laws, rules or regulations that come from Washington D.C. that further restrict the FREEDOM and LIBERTY of individuals, and will in the future IGNORE any PREVIOUS, UNConstitutional laws, rules or regulations that have restricted the FREEDOM and LIBERTY of individuals in this country. Further, this SOVEREIGN AMERICAN will encourage others to ignore any laws, rules...
  • PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail

    11/06/2009 4:04:23 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 258 replies · 10,860+ views
    Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail. The JCT letter makes clear that Americans who do not maintain “acceptable health insurance coverage” and who choose not to pay the bill’s new individual mandate tax (generally 2.5% of income), are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000...
  • UN To Push For A Gun Control Treaty- Obama Agrees

    11/02/2009 10:58:29 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 77 replies · 3,357+ views
    In less than a year the U.S. government has gone from being one of the chief opponents of the proposed UN Small Arms Control Treaty to being a strong supporter. Elections do matter and have consequences. As many predicted, the United States has changed its United Nations Gun Control Treaty position by joining other countries in the UN’s General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament And Peace, with a resolution calling for the drafting of an International Arms Trading Treaty. This Treaty, which will be up for a final UN vote in 2012, will regulate small arms, as well as other...
  • Ammunition sales hit record high in first year of Obama administration

    11/02/2009 2:34:58 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 82 replies · 3,333+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Nov. 2, 2009 | David A. Fahrenthold and Fredrick Kunkle
    In a year of job losses, foreclosures and bag lunches, Americans have spent record-breaking amounts of money on guns and ammunition. The most obvious sign of their demand: empty ammunition shelves. At points during the past year, bullets have been selling faster than factories could make them. Gun owners have bought about 12 billion rounds of ammunition in the past year, industry officials estimate. That's up from 7 billion to 10 billion in a normal year.
  • LATEST:US President Obama Says He Will Not Rush "Solemn Decision" To Commit Troops To Afghanistan

    10/26/2009 1:46:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 113 replies · 5,418+ views
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/ ^ | October 26, 2009
    BBC LATEST: Headline Only US President Obama Says He Will Not Rush "Solemn Decision" To Commit Troops To Afghanistan
  • What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?

    08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 613 replies · 30,553+ views
    End The War on Freedom ^ | June 18, 2003 | Bill St. Clair
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: "If/when our Federal Government comes to pilfer, pillage, plunder our property and destroy our lives, what good can a handgun do against an army with advanced weaponry, tanks, missiles, planes, or whatever else they might have at their disposal to achieve their nefarious goals? (I'm not being facetious: I accept the possibility that what happened in Germany, or similar, could happen here; I'm just not sure that the potential good from an armed citizenry in such a situation outweighs the day-to-day problems caused by masses...
  • Obama declares swine flu emergency

    10/24/2009 8:38:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 886 replies · 28,784+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/24/09
    Obama declares swine flu emergency 9 mins ago WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama has declared swine flu a "national emergency," the White House said Saturday, as the United States reels from millions of cases of infection and over 1,000 deaths.
  • Things to watch for during a “Declared National Emergency”

    10/25/2009 8:04:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 87 replies · 3,541+ views
    Sentinel Radio ^ | 10-24-09 | Marion Valentine
    *snip* When the Constitution of the United States was framed it placed the exclusive legislative authority in the hands of Congress and with the President. Article I, Section 1 of the United States Constitution is concise in its language: “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” That is no longer true. The Bill of Rights protected Americans against loss of freedoms. That is no longer true. The Constitution provided for a balanced separation of powers. That is no longer applicable. Perhaps it...
  • Generation X – We decide what happens next!

    10/26/2009 3:42:41 AM PDT · by myfreepress · 11 replies · 502+ views
    MyFreePress ^ | 10/25/2009 | Jason
    They branded us "Generation X". They said we had no cause to fight for. They labeled us as lazy, and lost, all the while feeding us their rhetoric of "Equality". They drowned us in a sea of political correctness, while they continued on living contrary to their own words. They tried to use the Earth herself to enslave us. We grew up knowing that we could never trust them, but we never knew where to turn. We remember the values of the founding fathers, and we know that our politicians are not up to par with them. Now is the...
  • READY TO DEFEND: Oath Keepers speak out at inaugural conference

    10/26/2009 1:22:42 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies · 1,635+ views
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | October 25, 2009 | By ALAN MAIMON
    No amount of controversy will keep Oath Keepers from educating people about what it means to support and defend the Constitution. SNIP Started earlier this year by Las Vegas resident Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers is a nonprofit organization made up primarily of current and former police and military personnel who renew their oaths to the Constitution. Rhodes, a former Army paratrooper and Yale University Law School graduate, opened the conference at Texas Station with a warning that Washington politicians cannot be trusted to uphold their oaths to the Constitution. "That's why we have a civic duty to keep our oaths,"...