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Do You Adhere to the Language of Liberty or the Language of Servitude?

by Karen Lees, staff writer

From The Language of Liberty Series

The Language of Liberty celebrates the freedom of the individual. The language of Servitude exalts the tyranny of the State.

The statements which follow reveal the mighty difference between those who fear the power of freedom and those who relish it.


In their own words are revealed the true intentions–in both the past and the present– of those who speak the language of Servitude:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”-Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”-Adolph Hitler

“It doesn’t matter what is true; it only matters what people believe is true.”-Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace

“Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control.” -Professor Maurice King, World Health Organization

“Unless we announce disasters no one will listen.” – Sir John Houghton, first chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

“We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination… So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts… Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.” – Stephen Schneider, Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of IPCC reports

“We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.” – Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation

“No matter if the science of global warming is all phony, climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” – Christine Stewart, Former Canadian Minister of the Environment

“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” – Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Program

“Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe [v. Wade] was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”– Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

“We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects. We must reclaim the roads and plowed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of acres of presently settled land.” and in separate statement, “My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with it’s full complement of species, returning throughout the world.”-Dave Foreman, co-founder of Earth First!

“Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”– David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club

“Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.” -Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, ICLEI

“The world today has 6.8 billion people… that’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.” –Bill Gates, businessman and philanthropist

“The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” and in a separate statement, “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”-Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood, Letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 1939


In stark contrast to the language of tyranny and servitude, liberty speaks to the natural rights of mankind. THE LANGUAGE OF LIBERTY SOUNDS LIKE THIS:

“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…” -Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence

“This magistrate is not the king. The PEOPLE are the KING.”-Gouverneur Morris, Signer of the Constitution and NY State Senator

“The PEOPLE are the SOVEREIGN of this country.”-John Jay, the First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

“SOVEREIGNTY resides in the PEOPLE; they have not parted with it.” – James Wilson, Signer of Constitution

“The ULTIMATE AUTHORITY… resides in the PEOPLE ALONE.”-James Madison, Federalist No. 46, 1788

“The PEOPLE of these United States are the rightful MASTERS of both congresses and courts.”-Abraham Lincoln, debate with Stephen Douglas

“The PEOPLE are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the SOVEREIGN POWER.” -President Andrew Jackson, 1841

“The PEOPLE are the only SOVEREIGNS recognized by our Constitution…The success of our admirable system is a conclusive refutation of the theories of those in other countries who maintain that a ‘favored few’ are born to rule and that the mass of mankind must be governed by force.”-President James K. Polk, December 7, 1847

“The SOVEREIGNTY of sixty millions of FREE PEOPLE is…the working out…of the divine right of man to govern himself and a manifestation of God’s plan concerning the human race.” -President Grover Cleveland, 1887

“In the United States it is the PEOPLE who are SOVEREIGN… The Government is theirs to speak their voice and to voice their will.” -General Omar Bradley, 1948

“I have a dream that one day THIS NATION WILL RISE UP and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL MEN are created equal.” –Martin Luther King, 1964

“Never forget that in America our SOVEREIGN is the CITIZEN…The State is a servant of the INDIVIDUAL. It [government] must never become an anonymous monstrosity that masters everyone.” -President Gerald Ford, 1975

“The Founding Fathers understood that only by making government the servant, not the master, only by positing [expecting] SOVEREIGNTY in THE PEOPLE and not the state can we hope to protect freedom.” -President Ronald Reagan, 1983

“When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” –A common quote from America’s founding era


Our Republic is one in which the people rule by delegating their authority to individuals they choose to represent them. Knowing this, how should citizens respond to what they see going on around them? Who is responsible to fix the problems at the local, state, and federal levels?

We’ve been waiting for a new leader to come along and fix everything, watching from the sidelines in horror and disbelief while blaming the politicians. 

But the responsibility and the power reside with the citizens to fix and keep this Republic. 

Adopt the language of liberty. Use your voice to “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”-Lev 25:10. This timeless reminder of truth engraved on the Liberty Bell is our wake up call.

The “Language of Liberty®” series is a collaborative effort of the Center for Self Governance (CSG) Administrative Team. CSG is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization, dedicated to training citizens in applied civics. The authors include trainers, administrative staff, and selected students. They may be contacted at

Election Day will offer voters yet another politician, or Donald Trump

By John Porter, guest writer

The American people complain of having no one to take the reins of leadership against the army of Socialist Progressive Liberal politicians and biased Media moguls who are destroying our way of life. Well you may not like his arrogance, his hair, his swagger, his tone, his brashness, insulting remarks or something else about him. But one must be impressed with his power of conviction and willingness to express it, political correctness be hanged.

His name is Donald Trump. A strong man, a non-politician who owes nobody anything and promises he will bring America back to strength, world leadership and economic success. He will stand against the treachery of those in positions of political power both in America and foreign nations. He will challenge China, Japan, Mexico, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Islamic Terrorists and any other country or organization trying to defeat or destroy us. There are several people in the field of Republican Candidates who COULD do these things, but it appears Donald Trump is a man who WILL do them.

The path will not be an easy one, but Trump seems strong enough to endure the cunning of those who would set roadside bombs in his way to destroy him. It appeared from the first debate that even the Fox News organization is now in the camp of those who wish to take him down. But through that disgraceful on-slot, he demonstrated his strength of conviction when it became evident that the Fox moderators, especially Megyn Kelly, had specifically scripted questions to trip him up and take down his campaign.

Socialist, Progressive, Leftist groups have mounted campaigns against him. The Republican Party Hierarchy are opposed to his very presence in the field. Why? It may be because he is the only candidate, if elected, who will completely change the corrupt, crony culture of Washington, empty many offices, fire department heads and close some bureaucracies down completely. These were precisely the same actions taken by Andrew Jackson. The result was, the Washington politicians and media of that day hated him and the people loved him.

Political pundits are not discussing Trump’s plans for America. There are only personal attacks which often twist his words through a politically correct filter. But millions of Americans are hearing the words they themselves believe. He is willing to say what he and they think and not back down when confronted. Someone said, “He is rapidly becoming a modern day icon with the strength of a John Wayne that Americans look up to.”

Americans have grown tired of losing. We’re losing our exceptional-ism, losing our position of world leadership, losing the respect of other countries, losing our sovereignty to the United Nations, losing manufacturing jobs to other countries, losing our military strength, losing the battle of people illegally pouring into our country, losing our freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, the freedom to think and speak our minds, to bear arms, to locally run our own schools so our children may be taught what we want them to learn, to be responsible for ourselves. If not already lost, these are for certain under attack.

Can all of this be corrected? Yes, but not through timidity or by latching onto Political Correctness. Teddy Roosevelt, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, our Founding Fathers all presided over the nations affairs during times when cowardice and compromise might have resulted in disaster.

Cowardly and outright America-hating politicians have betrayed the American people, leading us to the brink of oblivion. Can we depend upon Hillary Clinton to correct this situation? Can she be trusted to restore individual liberty? Can she be trusted at all!

For the upcoming election, voters can choose from a field of Party Approved politicians or select someone whose individuality has frightened both Political Parties into apoplexy.

The Candidate’s Stance on Accepting Syrian Refugees Into the United States

The recent murders in Paris by Muslim “refugees” has transformed the question of bringing potentially dangerous individuals to the United States into perhaps the most important topic of the 2016 Election. I’ve included Porter’s collected information both on current candidates and those who have dropped out of the race.

by John Porter, guest writer

That you may be properly informed, here you will be provided the presidential candidates’ stance on the Syrian Refugee crisis from their own mouths. I have listed first those who support the U.S. taking in these people from Syria and public quotes from each one of them, followed by those who are opposed to it. Read them all and you will know their thinking on the issue. Friends this is a very serious, critical and dangerous undertaking. Every Freedom loving American should be very concerned about this. I firmly believe the Islamic threat is the over riding issue in our nation today. I ask you to pay special attention to Mr. Trump’s thinking.

Those in favor of admitting a determined or undetermined number of Refugees from Syria:

Four dead Americans in Benghazi know how well Hillary “does her part.”

Hillary Clinton (D): “We should do our part.””It should not be just one or two countries, or not just Europe and the United States,” Clinton told MSNBC. “We should do our part, as should the  Europeans.”

Martin O’Malley (D): The former Maryland governor released a statement calling for the acceptance of at least 65,000 refugees from Syria before 2017. “We must do more to support Syrian refugees — and we must certainly welcome more than the proposed 5,000 to 8,000 refugees next year.”

Hey Bernie, now do you “understand the dimensions of the problem?”

Bernie Sanders (I): The Vermont senator, who is vying for the Democratic nomination for president, insists that the U.S. must play a role in the global response to the Syrian crisis, but “it’s impossible to give a proper number until we understand the   dimensions of the problem,” he told NBC News.

Say Jeb, it seems those “displaced people” might want to displace Us!

Jeb Bush (R): “This is not a game.”-“We have an obligation to…support the displaced people that right now are suffering,” the former Florida governor told CNN. “These tragic pictures (of refugees) are real. This is not a made-up game.”

Lindsey has worked to tear down the Statue of Liberty for the past 20 years

Lindsey Graham (R): The South Carolina senator made an impassioned plea for the U.S. to “take our fair share” of people fleeing Syria, although he skirted around any concrete figures. “We should take down the Statue of Liberty and tear it down,” he told an audience at the National Press Club. “This is our response as a nation, just tear it down. We don’t mean  it anymore.”

Moderate Islam
That’s right, Marco. We’ll just take the Moderates; the ones we can trust

Marco Rubio (R): Open to taking in refugees as long as they’re not “infiltrated.” “I would be open to that if it can be done in a way that allows us to ensure that among them are not infiltrated — people who were, you know, part of a terrorist organization that are using  this crisis,” the Florida senator told Boston Herald Radio.

A little confused on the meaning of “Allies” aren’t you Chris?

Chris Christie (R): Let’s cooperate with our allies. The New Jersey governor wants everyone to work together. “I would sit down with allies and figure out how we can  help,” he told Fox News.


Those who oppose admitting Refugees from Syria:

Paul wants to offer no visas to citizens of high-risk countries

Rand Paul (R): “There are some limits.”-The Kentucky senator said that past efforts to welcome refugees have not gone smoothly. “We did this with Iraq, where we won the war, but then we accepted 60,000 Iraqi refugees into our country, some of which wish us harm and tried to attack us he told CNN.

I don’t trust people who speak of “fair shares.” They can never really define “fair!”

Carly Fiorina (R): We’ve done our “fair share”-The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is less pro-refugee than some of her Republican counterparts. The U.S. has already “done its fair share in terms of  humanitarian aid,” she told CBS News.

Jindal dropped out but had the right idea about importing terrorists

Bobby Jindal (R): Taking in more refugees would be “ridiculous”-The Louisiana governor staunchly opposes an increase in the number of refugees the U.S. lets in. “No, the answer is not for America to increase the number of refugees we take in. We are already the most compassionate and generous    country in the world and it is not even close,” he said in a statement to The Guardian.

Common sense from Cruz who perhaps should have suggested Syrian “refugees” fight for their country rather than flee from it

Ted Cruz (R): Taking in refugees “doesn’t make sense.” “In terms of settling the migrants, if the ultimate goal is to return them to their homes, which I believe it should be, it doesn’t make sense from a logistical or a security standpoint to move large numbers of them  to far-off countries like the United States,” the Texas senator said in a statement.

Dr Ben Carson
A “security risk?” C’mon, Doc. Huma Abedin is a security risk. These “refugees” are death risks!

Ben Carson (R): Refugees are a security risk. The retired neurosurgeon believes that accepting Syrians would place U.S. security at risk. “Bringing in people from the Middle East right now carries extra danger,” he told ABC.


He won’t “commit to a number,” yet says “America needs to be clear about what we’re all about.” Classic GOPe speak

John Kasich (R): Leave it to the Europeans-The Ohio governor wouldn’t commit to a specific number of refugees to admit. “This is fundamentally a European issue,” he said to CBS News. “America needs to lead in the world and be clear about what we’re all about,” he added.


Barack’s “refugees” are 85% male, ages 15-35.

Donald Trump (R);  Donald Trump recently entered the Syrian refugee debate and had some bold things to say about the crisis.
The Republican presidential front runner spoke with Fox News’ Eric Bolling on Cashin’ In about the issue. During the interview, Trump expressed his deep concern about potentially letting jihadists come into the country as “refugees.”
They were talking about 3,000 people coming,” he told Bolling. “Then I heard 10 [thousand], then I heard 25 [thousand], then I  heard 200,000 people.”

“And Eric, if you look at this migration, it’s mostly men,” Trump said. “And they look like young men, and strong men, and they look like  MUSLIMSfighters.”

Trump said he wondered “why aren’t they fighting for their own country — Syria?”

He went on to say, “This could be one of the greatest military coups of all time.” Trump obviously wasn’t talking about a domestic military overthrow of the government, but a surprise attack from a REFUGEES 4foreign enemy, as indicated when he said, “Some of [the immigrants] definitely in my opinion will be ISIS.”

Trump warned that accepting refugees in our attempt at humanitarianism could be like accepting “a Trojan horse.” Many migrants, including Islamic militants, would come to an unprepared United States. Obama wants to bring 200,000 people here,” Trump said. “[I]f I win the election, they are going back. They’re going back.”

Middle Eastern Nations won’t take them; they won’t fight for their own country. Trump finds this a little suspicious!!

“Under a Trump administration, instead of transferring these migrants to European countries or the U.S., “free zones, safe zones” would be set up in Syria for these people”.

Trump pointed out that the Persian Gulf states aren’t “accepting anybody.”

Universities getting bitten by their own lessons in Anarchy 101

By Jerry Todd, staff writer

“We out here.” Clearly “We” should be in English class.

As a Journalism Professor at University of Missouri, my friend Mike Jenner has suddenly found himself in the middle of a college crisis. It aptly demonstrates how our institutions of higher learning are beginning to get a nose full of the anarchy they have taught  their students for years in a Godless vacuum. Academia – the home of divisive political correctness and the end of intelligent discourse that is supposed to be the hallmark of higher education.

I’m not blaming Mike – I’m sure to survive in a college atmosphere, he has to modulate his expressions of faith and stick to purely secular idea when a nice mix yields much – especially beauty and creativity. Create a vacuum and surely something far worse will rush in to fill it. Will it be one-world progressive fascism or Sharia under a caliphate? Humanity can’t afford either.

University President Tim Wolfe resigns, cowed by the anarchists he and the rest of academia helped create

This link is just one of many showing how poorly educated, constitutionally ignorant, enterprise hating, morally undermined students succumb to the professional agitators behind the scenes. Many will graduate dumber in what counts than when they went to college, deep in debt and no job. It doesn’t bode well for any of us.

“I Love my Blackness and Yours;” “Black Power;” and this represents diversity?

The agitators are there, orchestrating the ignorant. It’s a job for journalists to expose them. My late friend and fighting newspaper editor, Dr. Murray Norris, when Editor of the Clovis Guide, warned Fresno State and local authorities a riot was going to happen on the campus. He told the authorities when and where it would happen. They authorities already hated him for exposing Satanic  Masses at the local high school English classes (where else?). They laughed at him. Murray posted his reporters in trees and behind walls to photograph the walkie-talkie carrying perps – no cell phones then. He turned the photos over to the authorities. 36 were arrested. He received death threats and his paper was bombed. He lived another 30 years.

“Black Power” fist

Forget the students – they’re just following instructions. Check the charter bus companies, T-shirt and banner printers, and hotels well-funded agitators have likely engaged. Take security along, as these folks are quite dangerous. If the student rioters only knew.

What solutions are being offered as two high ranking school officials have resigned? Diversity training!! That is the dumbest, most divisive solution ever conjured by a demonic mind. The USA is the most diversely populated nation on earth where there is no caste system to keep a person down who strives to succeed. That’s great – and what made us great.

Reacting to the nation’s spiritual vacuum, we have lost the truth of true diversity – the infinite range of gifts and talents found in any human population group. Our Founding Fathers gave us a Constitutional Republic, under God and a formula for success never matched. It takes an infinite range of capabilities to achieve the ability to discover, conceive, create, design, build and operate  MISSOURI AGITATORS the things of a successful society – from “Dirty Jobs” to high technology to fine arts. We are “endowed by our Creator” in ways we are no longer grateful for. It’s so bad that new rich Silicon Valley billionaires are actively promoting the sure failure of the country by undermining the education system with Common Core while promoting socialism. How stupid can they get?


Forwarded to Coach is Right by staff writer Jerry Todd

Airborne approximately thirty minutes on an outbound evening Aer Lingus flight from Dublin, the lead flight attendant for the cabin crew in her lovely Irish brogue nervously made the following painful announcement:

“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m so very sorry but it appears that there has been a terrible mix-up — one minute prior to take-off by our airport catering service…I don’t know how this has happened but we have 103 passengers on board and, unfortunately, only 40 dinner meals…I truly apologize for this mistake and inconvenience.”

When passengers’ muttering had died down, she continued… , “Anyone who is kind enough to give up their meal so that someone else can eat will receive free, unlimited drinks for the duration of our 5 hour flight.”

Her next announcement came four hours later…
“If anyone would like to change their minds, we still have 40 dinners available.”