Skip to comments.“It’s time to step up to the plate” Liberty Uprising in Pittsburgh
Posted on 11/24/2013 8:22:25 AM PST by The Firewall
As more American awaken to the reality of out-of-control government, pastor, veteran and family man Tom Fodi throws his hat into the ring on a pro-Liberty platform:
"In light of these egregious challenges facing our community, coupled with my passion for liberty, Ive become an outspoken advocate for a return to more constitutional form of government. But, the time for mere words is over.
Throughout the past couple months many have approached me, each effectively asking the same question, If not you, then who? If not now, then when? After much personal reflection and consultation with those closest to me, Ive decided that I love my family, my neighbors, my community, my state, and my country too much to stand idly by any longer. Its time to step up to the plate. Im thrilled to announce my candidacy for State Representative of the 20th Legislative District in the 2014 election cycle."
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We need thousands of new leaders, folks who actually understand and are committed to the sacred obligations of the oath of office, to step up NOW.
"Oaths and affirmations are appeals to God, by him who makes them, that what he has said, or what he shall say, is the truth. It is the most solemn form under which one can assert or pronounce anything, and its violation is a crime of the darkest hue; one which God has declared he will punish; one that is made infamous and punishable by fine and imprisonment, by the laws of the land. Thus Christian obligation is required of every officer of the general Government, who fills any position of trust, honor or emolument. Many reports are required in the form and shape of affidavits." - "Centennial Thanksgiving Sermon" Celebrating the Declaration of Independence (1876) by A.M.E. Bishop and Ohio State Legislator Benjamin W. Arnett at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Urbana, OH)
Then, there are President George Washington's "Farewell Address" assertions concerning dangers of "parties in free countries," and the role of "religion and morality" in support of governments:
"There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.End of Excerpt From Washington's "Farewell Address"
"It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart, is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositaries, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them. If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit, which the use can at any time yield.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
"It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?
This is an answer to my prayer for our country: that the Lord would put into His people a desire to serve in government and administration, and that He would replace Obama and all his minions and enablers with believers.
let Liberty Ring throughout the land. Good for him—we need a million more! let us march, vote and follow our passion of liberty and freedom. Things got this bad because we were asleep at the switch—or too few were awake and were not listened too—the MSM has skillfully used their propaganda to win the day for their people. Now I know how Nazis were able to convince a well educated German people that Jews were the enemy and needed to be killed. New Jews=Tea Party in Obama’s America.
The Pirates were eliminated yesterday.