To the People of France

Our leadership has fallen silent, so it’s up to individuals to pick up the slack.

I am speaking for myself, my family, and I hope many more Americas when I say we weep with you today for you loss and for the senseless wound inflicted upon you by Radical Islam.  They are the greatest threat to peace in our time.

My prayers are with you and I only wish I could offer you more than words. Please do not confuse our leadership with our people, for they are no longer one in the same.

May God comfort, and be with you in your time of need.

Sincerely.

David Bagwell.

The purpose of Government.

My thoughts on the subject. Sorry it’s a bit long, but it’s a big subject.

It’s never the place of government to tell anyone how to live, only to maintain minimum guidelines needed to allow residents to live in long-term close contact. Exact moral codes are the province of religion.
But…
Basic morality is critical for the long-term function of a republic.
The government is the agent to enforce only the most basic earthly morality, IE, Don’t murder, don’t steal, don’t bear false witness, don’t betray your spouse, and don’t break your word, the rest is between you, your family, your neighbors, and if you’re a person of faith, your god, but those five things concern all the world around you, and are thus under the authority of government.
When governments try to do anything more, it grows tyranny and kills freedom faster than any force known to man. On a side note: almost every religion in existence agrees on these five “earthly” morals. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Government must be slow and deliberate, never fast and efficient. Efficient government if far too powerful. Citizens should worry when the process isn’t gridlocked. That sluggish pace stops the wheels of tyranny from running over freedom.
So my advice to those who wish to push an agenda is best summarized by two quotes of great wisdom.
“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” (Matthew 7: 1) And: “If it neither picks your pocket nor breaks your leg, mind your own damn business!” (paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson)
Some call the Constitution a “charter of negative liberties,” and they’re absolutely correct! Negative liberties for the Politicians! There’s little beyond what’s listed in the Constitution that any government should ever do for or to you.
People must take care of themselves as far as possible, and where not, it’s the duty of their neighbors to help. Either alone or in groups, but it’s never the government’s job.
While a necessary evil, politics is the most corrupting activity in the known universe, so the necessary evil of government must be kept to a bare minimum!
Remember, man’s laws can define the nature and punishment of crime, but no law ever devised can be proved to have prevented anything. Beware those who claim “prevention” or “safety” is their goal because it’s impossible! The quest for prevention is a disguise for seeking control.
The Constitution is not a “living” document. It is an “eternal” one, enumerating primary and permanent limits on the power of the republic. Historically there’s never been an example of a bigger government making a better, or more individually free, nation. If someone claims otherwise, make them prove it!
Never forget that when some politician tells you “something-or-other” is a right, you should ask one question: “At whose expense?” (Ayn Rand) because one truth never changes: “There is no such thing as a free lunch!” Or, if you prefer, TINSTAAFL. Disregard, or allow others to disregard that at your own peril.
Once the genie of expanding government is out of the bottle, it is nearly impossible to put back.
Law must be clear and simple. Undue complexity only creates a space for lawyers to twist and confuse issues, thereby justifying their existence. Lawyers are translators of the law and required extensive training to serve this function. But if legalese had never been allowed to muck up the process, we would have much less actual need of them, and they would require much less training. This is why laws should be written in plain English.
Then If any law confused you, simply ask: “what evil was it written to correct?”

Thanks for reading.

Thoughts and comments are welcome.

I had to post this one…

http://eaglerising.com/12318/white-liberal-black-cop-dont-understand-racism/

After you watch that I can only ask… Do you Honestly think these white liberal collage indoctrinated IDIOTS  understand racism better than a man who LIVED THROUGH Jim Crow in the deep south?

What it tells me is these elitist nit wits think they know what they are talking about better than a man who lived through it on the dark side of it..

What is shows me is the basic attitude of the left in this country: Sit Down, Shut up and do as WE tell you because WE know better than you do.

Anyone get a different take away?

Grandchildren of liberty has been given rousing reviews on Amazon.

The story of a genius and a hero founding a new republic has a small but growing following. Mostly on line, but its not to late to get on the band wagon. This is a story that should resonate with anyone paying attention to the current world stage in addition to just being an exciting adventure.

with an overall rating of 4.5 stars, its well worth a look according to those who have read it.

check it out for yourself.

Emperor Obama the first prepaires to cross the Rubicon.

Tonight Obama is scheduled to announce a sweeping amnesty for Illegal aliens and he wont even broadcast it on American TV. He spent years telling us over and over in his own words how he does not have the authority to just what he is about to do. He has gone on at length about how he is a President, not an Emperor and that is why he can’t take the law into his own hands and yet her he is about to do exactly that. Johnathan Gruber caused shock-waves recently when he called American voters stupid… Yet now Obama is about to prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt and it looks like he is going to get away with it. Today’s regulations require the White house to request air time from the main-stream media, and they DID NOT make the request, yet are trying to blaim there own lap dog media for not carrying the speech. It will be broadcast on Univision. Interesting… especially when you realize is will be directly prior to the Latin worlds equivalent of the Grammies, and its also some sort of Mexican revolution day…

If Obama is not stopped, he will have literally done what Cesar did. He will cross the Rubicon tonight, and if he is not stopped, this will set a DANGEROUS precedent. If he gets away with this, what will ever stop him? What will stop him from demanding a third term? Because face it, if he gets away with this, how does anyone have a leg to stand on to tell him no he can’t have a third term?

And yes, I know his popularity is at an all-time low, but remember that less than 50% percent of Germans supported Hitler when he was first elected in 1933… 48% as I recall.

This is a nation of LAW not MEN, and once the Rule of Law is ignored from the highest office, what is left of it? How can anyone claim with a straight face that the rules even exist?

And for those who do not think this is as bad as it seems I remind you that our Border patrol has been all but disarmed based on a mysterious claim that some of their guns might malfunction. Weapons that have one of the best service records of any firearms ever made, yet NOW they might malfunction?

This has been planned to the last detail people….

Add on top of that:

The looming Ferguson Grand-jury decision.

The instability of the Middle east, and the direct connection between the Muslim radicals on the ground in Ferguson that has been reported by several different media sources.

The UN small-arms treaty that goes into effect in Dec, and our Presidents support of it.

Common Core education standards teaching kids that every aspect of US history is evil and corrupt.

The instability of our Dollar, and the way it is being uncoupled from oil by many major nations.

The massive unemployment numbers that are still not being honestly reported in the US (they NOW use U3 numbers, not the U6 numbers that were used for DECADES prior to 2008)

People were in it up to our necks… and this Dictator must not be allowed to cross the Rubicon!

Tim Scott and Mia Love DESTROY the narrative

 

Yesterday two amazing historic events occurred, but the media is saying little or nothing about them.

First.

The VERY FIRST black man EVER was elected to the Senate in US history. Tim Scott. What is even more incredible, he was elected in South Carolina. And what is making liberal heads explode all over the nation today… He is a Republican!

Second,

The VERY FIRST black republican woman was elected to the House in Utah. Mia Love she is also the first Haitian elected to the house, and a Mormon.

And as a special added one-finger salute to the liberal wing-nuts… they are both TEA PARTY candidates!

So today hats off to Mai Love and Tim Scott.

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I can’t wait to see how the media spin machine will try to twist this one.