Since Aug 31, 2004
U.S.Army veteran 1966-1972. Involved in local government, and a Boy Scout Leader for 26 years.
Serious interest in the War Between the States since 1978.
"A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague." Marcus Tullius Cicero.
If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. Samuel Adams
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. Ronald Reagan
"The militia is our ultimate safety. We can have no security without it. The great object is that every man be armed." ~Patrick Henry
"Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented immigrant" is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist" ...
"A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." --Bertrand de Jouvenel
"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt....Mark Twain