by Bill Martinez, staff writer
William Shakespeare penned the phrase, “To thine own self be true.” So you are out of order when you are out of integrity with yourself. Order starts with the individual. This is why the U.S. Constitution starts with We The People.
The health of an organization or a country is reflected first by its people. If the people are not realizing or having an opportunity to realize their full human potential, then the seeds of chaos will begin to be planted, and grow.
The authority structure has been established to fulfill that ultimate purpose. The grief-to-happiness ratio shows where citizens of a country, an organization, company or family are based on the fulfillment of this purpose.
In any part and aspect of life, if we are not realizing our purpose or at least having a shot at it, we begin to get … Continue Reading:You Are Out Of Order
by Doug Book, staff writer
“The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” This fervent hope was expressed in 1788 by Continental Congressman Tench Coxe of Pennsylvania. (1)
During the more than 200 years since ratification of the United States Constitution, no God given right has been assailed by a more determined opposition than the right to keep and bear arms. Gun owners have been threatened with fines and imprisonment for wishing to defend family and property. In Connecticut, law abiding Americans were rendered defenseless by state statute, their slaughter knowingly and deliberately facilitated by politicians interested only in the implementation of an anti-gun agenda.
And now, the Sandy Hook killings have prompted calls to ban “assault weapons;” the firearms with which the American people can most effectively defend … Continue Reading:Americans will never surrender their 2nd Amendment rights
by Doug Book, staff writer
In 1833, thirty four year member of the Supreme Court, Joseph Story, wrote: “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic.” (1)
That “palladium of liberties” has never been exercised more frequently than during the four years Barack Hussein Obama has been in the White House. According to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), “…the top 10 record gun sales days have occurred since Barack Obama’s election in 2008, and gun ownership has skyrocketed over the last four years.” (2)
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) reports that in 1944 there were approximately 192 million firearms owned by 44 million Americans. By the end of 1996, the ATF reports that “…approximately 242 million firearms were available for sale to or were possessed by civilians in the United States.” In 2007, that number … Continue Reading:Are American patriots obligated to take up arms against would-be tyrants?
By Doug Book, staff writer
Do the citizens of the United States have an absolute right to, by force of arms if necessary, overthrow a government which has, with malicious deliberation, become destructive of those ideals of liberty granted by God and guaranteed by instruments such as the Constitution of the Unites States?
Clearly the Founders believed in the existence of such a right. There could be no more axiomatic example than the American Revolution itself!
And though these men warned against pursuing such a course for “light and transient causes”, rightly observing that “…mankind are more disposed to suffer…than right themselves by abolishing forms to which they are accustomed,” the Declaration of Independence states without reservation that if any government should become “destructive” of its proper role, it is the right of the citizens to “…alter or abolish it and institute new government…”
The left is quick to maintain that anyone … Continue Reading:Do “We the People” have the right of Revolution?