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I thought I was pretty well up on what is happening in our country because I really try hard to keep up and do a lot of reading, but now way was I even close to knowing what is happening to everyday people just like me and you.  This article from the Heritage Foundation is an eye opener and a blood pressure raiser. Be sure and go to all the referred sites for all the information.  The time for We the People to act is now when we have the momentum with the Tea Party and other groups up and moving.  Time for you to get involved too before it has gone too far for the United States and Americans to turn the tide towards tyranny around and defeat those who would imprison us in a country no American wants to live in.  Sincerely, Brenda Bowers  BB

The Government vs. YOU


Every day, more Americans get trapped by big government. In addition to groups targeted by the IRS, upstanding citizens going about their normal lives are suddenly targeted by law enforcement authorities and charged as criminals. Just a few examples:





These are only a few of the shocking incidents The Heritage Foundation chronicles in our new project, USA vs. YOU. Experts at Heritage’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies reveal the stories of 22 people from all backgrounds, races, and income levels victimized by carelessly written laws.

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When criminal laws are created to “solve” every problem, punish every mistake, and compel the “right” behaviors, this troubling trend is known as overcriminalization. Ultimately, it leads to injustice for honest, hard-working Americans at every level of society.

Public interest groups from across the political spectrum recognize how this flood of criminal laws violates our basic liberties. Diverse organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the American Center for Law and Justice, and Right on Crime, among others, have joined with Heritage to reaffirm the true purpose of America’s justice system: to ensure public safety and protect the innocent.

When was the last time you saw the ACLU work together with a faith-based group like Justice Fellowship? WithUSA vs. YOU, the problem is grave enough to bring together unlikely allies. And we’re delivering this bipartisan message just as the House of Representatives has launched a task force aimed at correcting this issue.

This morning, Heritage Senior Legal Fellow John Malcolm will testify at the first hearing of the Overcriminalization Task Force—shining a spotlight on the scope and severity of this threat to our liberties. Ending the practice of trapping our citizens with unnecessary laws will be no easy task, with an estimated 4,500 criminal law offenses and 300,000 criminal regulations on the books.

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Over the next six months, Members of Congress from both parties will study this issue in depth, hold hearings, and—with the right encouragement—take steps to enact real reform.

This new effort includes tools for you to raise your voice and make a difference in defending our liberties. So explore the documented stories in USA vs. YOU, follow the links, and take real action today to help turn the tide.

Read the Morning Bell and more en español every day at Heritage Libertad.

Quick Hits:

  • President Obama has changed his policy on Syria, saying that Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons and that the U.S. will provide military support to the rebels.




  • Investigative journalist James O’Keefe has produced some shocking stories of corruption. In a new book, hedetails his undercover work with Project Veritas.


  • For decades, inappropriate IRS behaviors have been revealed. Each time, the agency has assured the public that it takes these breaches “very seriously.”



I have received a newsletter from Hillsdale College for several years now and   consider it one of my favorite things.  The newsletter features a different conservative speaker each month on a topic of timely national interest.  Hillsdale College is offering a 10 week e-course on “The History and Meaning of the Constitution” that I highly recommend to any one , even those who feel they  have a fair understanding of the Constitution.  I am taking it now.  For you who may be interested below is the information that will get you started.  BB


Welcome to Constitution 101!

To access each week’s course material, click the hyperlinked title in the schedule below.

Please email us at with any questions.


Constitution 101 Schedule

Each lecture is pre-recorded and lasts approximately 40 minutes. Lectures and other study materials will be released by noon each Monday according to the schedule. Once released, they are available to view at your convenience.

You will receive an email each week informing you that new material is available.

Pre-course Introductory Materials

  1. The American Mind
    Larry P. Arnn
    Monday, February 20
  2. The Declaration of Independence
    Thomas G. West
    Monday, February 27
  3. The Problem of Majority Tyranny
    David Bobb
    Monday, March 5
  4. Separation of Powers: Preventing Tyranny
    Kevin Portteus
    Monday, March 12
  5. Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government
    Will Morrisey
    Monday, March 19
  6. Religion, Morality, and Property
    David Bobb
    Monday, March 26
  7. Crisis of Constitutional Government
    Will Morrisey
    Monday, April 2
  8. Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution
    Kevin Portteus
    Monday, April 9
  9. The Progressive Rejection of the Founding
    Ronald J. Pestritto
    Monday, April 16
  10. The Recovery of the Constitution
    Larry P. Arnn
    Monday, April 23




Articles: Republican Delusion is Obama’s All-Too-Secret Weapon.

Republicans are known RIGHTLY! for being adept at snatching defeat from victory.  Why this is so often baffles many of us, but this article in American Thinker has some serious answers and perhaps can serve as a warning to those of us who react in the ways outlined in the article.  It seems the most important and potentially devastating Republican characteristic in self-defeat is overly optimistic and willing to believe verbal please of innocence even against all evidence of past negative actions.  In other words: STOP BEING MR. NICE GUYS!  BB

If you have limited time for the Internet I suggest American Thinker be at the top of your list of sites to go to first.  Just run thru the titles of articles and choose those that appear to offer you the information you need and I promise you will remain or become well informed on national and international affairs.  BB

Charles Krauthammer
Charles Krauthammer
Opinion Writer

The great divide

, Published: July 28

We’re in the midst of a great four-year national debate on the size and reach of government, the future of the welfare state, indeed, the nature of the social contract between citizen and state. The distinctive visions of the two parties — social-democratic vs. limited-government — have underlain every debate on every issue since Barack Obama’s inauguration: the stimulus, the auto bailouts, health-care reform, financial regulation, deficit spending. Everything. The debt ceiling is but the latest focus of this fundamental divide.The sausage-making may be unsightly, but the problem is not that Washington is broken, that ridiculous ubiquitous cliche. The problem is that these two visions are in competition, and the definitive popular verdict has not yet been rendered.

We’re only at the midpoint. Obama won a great victory in 2008 that he took as a mandate to transform America toward European-style social democracy. The subsequent counterrevolution delivered to that project a staggering rebuke in November 2010. Under our incremental system, however, a rebuke delivered is not a mandate conferred. That awaits definitive resolution, the rubber match of November 2012.

I have every sympathy with the conservative counterrevolutionaries. Their containment of the Obama experiment has been remarkable. But reversal — rollback, in Cold War parlance — is simply not achievable until conservatives receive a mandate to govern from the White House.

Lincoln is reputed to have said: I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky. I don’t know whether conservatives have God on their side (I keep getting sent to His voice mail), but I do know that they don’t have Kentucky — they don’t have the Senate, they don’t have the White House. And under our constitutional system, you cannot govern from one house alone. Today’s resurgent conservatism, with its fidelity to constitutionalism, should be particularly attuned to this constraint, imposed as it is by a system of deliberately separated — and mutually limiting — powers.

Given this reality, trying to force the issue — turn a blocking minority into a governing authority — is not just counter-constitutional in spirit but self-destructive in practice.

Consider the Boehner Plan for debt reduction. The Heritage Foundation’s advocacy arm calls it “regrettably insufficient.” Of course it is. That’s what happens when you control only half a branch. But the plan’s achievements are significant. It is all cuts, no taxes. It establishes the precedent that debt-ceiling increases must be accompanied by equal spending cuts. And it provides half a year to both negotiate more fundamental reform (tax and entitlement) and keep the issue of debt reduction constantly in the public eye.

I am somewhat biased about the Boehner Plan because for weeks I’ve been arguing (in this column and elsewhere) for precisely such a solution: a two-stage debt-ceiling hike consisting of a half-year extension with dollar-for-dollar spending cuts, followed by intensive negotiations on entitlement and tax reform. It’s clean. It’s understandable. It’s veto-proof. (Obama won’t dare.) The Republican House should have passed it weeks ago.

After all, what is the alternative? The Reid Plan with its purported $2 trillion of debt reduction? More than half of that comes from not continuing surge-level spending in Iraq and Afghanistan for the next 10 years. Ten years? We’re out of Iraq in 150 days. It’s all a preposterous “saving” from an entirely fictional expenditure.

The Congressional Budget Office has found that Harry Reid’s other discretionary savings were overestimated by $400 billion. Not to worry, I am told. Reid has completely plugged that gap. There will be no invasion of Canada next year (a bicentennial this-time-we’re-serious 1812 do-over). Huge savings. Huge.

The Obama Plan? There is no Obama plan. And the McConnell Plan, a final resort that punts the debt issue to Election Day, would likely yield no cuts at all.

Obama faces two massive problems — jobs and debt. They’re both the result of his spectacularly failed Keynesian gamble: massive spending that left us a stagnant economy with high and chronic unemployment — and a staggering debt burden. Obama is desperate to share ownership of this failure. Economic dislocation from a debt-ceiling crisis nicely serves that purpose — if the Republicans play along. The perfect out: Those crazy Tea Partyers ruined the recovery!

Why would any conservative collaborate with that ploy? November 2012 constitutes the new conservatism’s one chance to restructure government and change the ideological course of the country. Why risk forfeiting that outcome by offering to share ownership of Obama’s wreckage?





In both debt plans, the wealthy win.

In both debt plans, the wealthy win.

Let your Voices Be Heard America! « YOU DECIDE.

Thanks to a fellow blogger whom I have a great deal of respect for for this article showing  We the People taking action to restore honor to government.  Lovin’ it!  We the people are on the march and we will prevail against evil that has been allowed to infiltrate our country.  BB


When I read that Florida’s Dade County Citizens let their voices heard by ousting the Mayer by voting him out; I could not but smile.  America has come a long way since the days she was just a Colony of misfits and discarded souls by British Empire. America has grown from an infant and now in my opinion is in adolescent stage of it progressive growth. She still has lots of learning to do and that is one of her greatest strength ability to grow. I tip my hat to Dade county citizens, for their courage and standing up to injustice.

Miami-Dade Voters Overwhelmingly Choose to Remove Mayor

Published March 16, 2011

| Associated Press


Voters furious with spending decisions and new taxes voted Tuesday to oust Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez.

MIAMI — Mayor Carlos Alvarez was ousted Tuesday by voters angry over a property tax rate increase and salary raise for county employees in a county struggling to recover from the recession.

With 100 percent of precinct votes counted, 88 percent voted to oust the mayor, making Miami-Dade the most populous area, with more than 2.5 million people, ever to recall a local official. Just 12 percent of the 204,500 who cast ballots were in favor of allowing Alvarez to finish his second term, which ends in 2012.

Alvarez said he was confident the county’s professional staff will work hard to ensure a smooth transition to a new administration.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve this community for the past 35 years,” Alvarez said in a statement. “The voters have spoken and a time of healing and reconciliation must now begin.”

The county commission will most likely schedule a special election to fill the remainder of his term. The effort to remove Alvarez was led by billionaire car dealer Norman Braman.

“County voters have demonstrated by their ballots that they are tired of unaccountable officials, of being ignored and of being overtaxed in this very difficult recessionary time,” Braman said at a news conference.

Alvarez maintained throughout the recall effort that raising taxes was necessary to fill a $444 million gap and avoid cuts to critical social services. He said those affected by the property tax increase had enjoyed an artificially low 3 percent annual cap on tax increases during the real estate boom, and that the last round of contract negotiations had authorized most of the employee raises.

Francisco Rodriguez, 58, a bus driver, said his property taxes increased by about $600 this year, leading him to cancel his health insurance. He voted to remove Alvarez.

“It’s time for him to go,” Rodriguez said. “We want a change.”

There have been numerous recalls of state officials in recent years, but not any of a local government official in an area as big as Miami-Dade County. said Joshua Spivak, a recall expert and senior fellow at Wagner College in New York. The Los Angeles mayor was recalled in 1938, but Spivak said the population at that time was smaller.

Alvarez, a former county police chief, also says Braman is angry over losing an effort to block the county from funding a new $600 million stadium for the Florida Marlins baseball team.

At Alvarez’s urging, the county commission approved it.

“The defining issue really is the type of government that the citizens of this community are looking for,” Braman said. “It’s about empowering the people of this community to take it back from the politicians who have been running it, and running it in a way that I think endangers the fiscal future of our community.”

A recent poll by firm Bendixen & Amandi, in partnership with The Miami Herald, showed that 67 percent of likely voters planned to recall Alvarez from office. Only 18 percent said he should stay.

Fernand Amandi, the firm’s managing partner, said disenchantment with the county government and elected officials has been accentuated by the poor economic environment.

“This has been building,” Amandi said.

Braman, a former Philadelphia Eagles owner, gathered twice the 51,000 signatures needed to recall the mayor. County Commissioner Natacha Seijas was also on the recall ballot and removed from office.

Yolanda Soler, 47, said she voted to recall the mayor.

“I think it’s important that politicians know when the people are not with them,” she said. “What he did didn’t make any fiscal sense. I’m disappointed because I did trust him to do a better job.”

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I sincerely hope you find this as outrageous as I do.  I have always been against the United Nations as the biggest mistake the United States ever BOUGHT.  And I do mean BOUGHT because we pay well over one half of the expenses (tho on paper it is only called 22%.  BB)  for running that high class luxury joint for vipers.  Read the following article.  BB


Did you Know?

Posted on February 20, 2011 by wdednh 

United Nations General Assembly hall in New Yo...Image via Wikipedia 

You might know lots of things about lots of things, but did you know this?

According to

Biggest U.S. Aid Recipients Oppose America at U.N.

Of the 15 countries receiving the largest amount of aid from
the United States, 14 voted against American positions at the United Nationsmore than half the time — including Afghanistan, Egypt, and Mexico.

That troubling fact comes to light as a congressman is
putting forth an amendment to cut off U.S. aid to nations that routinely oppose American positions at the world body.

According to the amendment from Louie Gohmert, a Texas
Republican, a U.N. member state could not receive aid if it voted contrary to the American stance more than 50 percent of the time in the most recent session of the U.N. General Assembly.

The Foreign Relations Authorization Act requires the State
Department to send to Congress a yearly report on how other nations voted in the General Assembly, compared to America’s vote.

The most recent report, for 2009, shows that of the 15
nations that got more than $300 million in American aid during the fiscal year coinciding with the year under State Department review, only Israel voted with the U.S. more than half the time — 97 percent.(And  Israel is the first one we turn our back on[at least the Obama administration])

Ethiopia, a big aid recipient, voted with America just 8.6
percent of the time. The rest of the 15 nations were Sudan (16.4 percent), Egypt (17.7), Jordan (21.3), Uganda (22.4), Kenya (28.1), Zambia (28.8), South Africa (29.4), Afghanistan (29.9), Nigeria (30), Pakistan (30), Tanzania
(32.3), Colombia (33.3), and Mexico (36.8). Of the 53 nations in Africa, only one — the Seychelles —
voted along with the U.S. the majority of the time, while European Union members sided with America 63.9 percent of the time.

Although the United States pays 22 percent of the regular
U.N. operating budget, CNS News observes, its vote holds no more weight in the General Assembly than a vote from any of the other 191 members, including those that contribute less than 0.1 percent of the budget.

Other amendments proposed in Congress would go even further than Gohmert’s. One from Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., would prohibit the U.S. from paying any dues at all to the U.N.

The United States is the world’s cash cow and laughing stock!  Not to mention the numbers of our young men and women who die for these countries who treat us with so much contempt.  It is time it stopped.  BB

American Thinker: A Depression May Be Our Best Hope. I have been saying this for several decades now.  When Clinton, Bush One and Perot were running in 1992  I explained to my children who were voting in their first Presidential election  what voting for any one  of the candidates meant. Voting for Clinton meant more government and bigger  spending programs that the country simply could not afford to continue.  In fact the ones already established would fail sometime in the future and my generation would be the last to see these programs even for a few decades. Voting for Bush One  meant more of the same policies we had had for the past decade that had started with Reagan.  However  remember that Reagan preached that “government was the problem” and the need for smaller government,  but the  size of the federal and states government GREW even under Reagan, and have continued to grow since. A vote for Ross Perot  was really a throw away vote.  The most that could be accomplished was to send a message to Congress  that the people wanted the Congress to stop spending and for the federal government to get out of our lives and stop growing.  Ross Perot got 19% of the votes cast.  However the Congress nor any other politicians at any level of government got the message 19% of us were trying  to send. My daughter seemed to sum up how she and her brother and their generation felt at that point:  She said, “Well why not vote for Clinton because the sooner the government crashes the sooner we can start putting it back together the right way.” My children are now in their early 40’s and will been experiencing the government crash.  It is inevitable because it simply can not continue.  This article I believe states well what I believe  and much of what Glenn Beck and others have forecasted  would happen soon and the  possible  scenarios and outcomes.  Clinton was not the final straw and neither was Bush Two altho they pushed the ball down the same path towards the cliff.  It took the first openly fanatic believer in one global government under the governance  of a group of elitist who could and would bring about a world of  equality for all the worlds citizens.  To bring this about of course meant the destruction of the  most mighty and wealthy of the world’s governments.  The United States must be made to SHARE their bounty with the rest of the world.  The United States of America must cease to exist in it’s current form and it’s current wealth and it’s populations current standard of living.  It’s economy (industry and enterpreneurship) must be destroyed and sent to other countries.  This is now happening under Barach Obama who styles himself a Citizen of the World and  I believe secretly sees himself as a President of the World.  He has systematically step0-by-step set about dismantaling the country and striping the United States of all it’s possessions.  Mosdt citizens have called so many of his actions just plain stupid and been baffled by them but that is because we have refused to accept what his utltimate goal is.  If we would accept what and who his is and what he intends to do to the United States all would become clear. A prime example is the moratorium on drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico and the subsiquent orders to not just stop drilling but to permanently cap off the wells already drilled.  The story put out by his admisistration is ofcourse to save our environment.  Then why is Obama’s government giving Cuba, Venenzuela, and Brazil money and help them  to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic!?!    Spreading the wealth!  Taking from the Haves (the people of the United States) and giving it to the Have-Nots. This article has some very interesting  comments about where wee are and where we are going and possibly HOW we might be going there and how we may choose not to go the way of Obama.  Good read. BB

A Depression May Be Our Best Hope

By Monty Pelerin

Government has become Leviathan, and Leviathan has misbehaved and failed miserably.
Not since the Civil War has the political future been so tenuous. The Constitution is routinely ignored. The federal government is at odds with states over health care, immigration, and other issues. The public’s wishes have been regularly ignored by their representatives.
The issue is how to shrink government back to its intended size. All westernized democracies have been on an inexorable march toward Socialism. Is such a trend reversible? How do you roll back Leviathan when it has no intent of allowing such a thing? No government has ever grown anywhere near this powerful and been downsized peacefully. It can be done, but probably not via the ballot box.
Here is some key information on the current situation.
The economy is the worst since the 1930s:
  • The country suffered two recessions within seven years.
  • The stock market is 20% off from ten years ago.
  • Real weekly wages are below where they were in 1964. Real median wages are down almost 5% since 2000.
  • Unemployment is at unacceptable levels, with no signs of abating.
  • Housing price declines have driven wealth down and foreclosures up.
  • Living standards have contracted as a result of the above and a spending and debt binge that was unsustainable.
  • The poverty rate is at a fifteen-year high. Unemployment benefits and welfare sustain millions of Americans. (This is a key factor in whether or not We the People can take our country back.  these citizens who have become wards of the state won’t vote to give up their Sugar Daddy Uncle Sam.  BB)
  • Personal bankruptcies are at all-time highs.
  • Governments at all levels are insolvent, as are many families.
  • Government is viewed as destroying the middle class to prop up the financiers.
Confidence in big government is gone, at least for much of the population.
Some factors include the following:
  • After a century of impossible promises, government is unable to fund its commitments. The same Ponzi scheme used by Bernie Madoff has failed with Social Security and other commitments.
  • The myth that government can solve all problems is over. Economic and social interventions consistently produce results worse than the original problems.
  • The greatest stimulus in the history of the world has failed and brought a sovereign bankruptcy closer.
  • Keynesianism again has failed. Without Keynesianism, government loses its principal reason to “manage” the economy.
  • Reprehensible behavior by government officials is commonplace. They routinely ignore laws that ordinary citizens must obey. The electorate has adopted a “pox-on-both-their-houses” attitude.
Chuck Rogér in “Sunrise in America” described the upcoming election:
Voters who want to choose their own cars, doctors, schools, and bankers will punish the ruling class for government intrusion. Elected know-it-alls who want to control our dinner menus, electricity usage, and thermostat settings will find themselves unelected. Achievers want to be free to achieve, not forced to bow to collective “equality” in the interest of “fairness.” Tyranny is on notice. The purge is coming.
Mr. Rogér is correct. Yet translating voter results into actions is an entirely different matter. Vested interests amongst the parasite class (politicians and dependents) are strong. Parasites will fight reductions in both power and largess. Few voters believe “their goodies” should be cut. Subsequent campaigns are unlikely to be successfully run on “Vote for me and this is what I will take away from you.”
A landslide election will not change things. We know that from history — 1994 and 2008 being two recent examples. Changing parties is akin to voting out the Crips to put in the Bloods. In the words of H.L. Mencken, “A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.”
In order to solve the problem, the political parasites must be caged. We must return to the restrictions imposed by the Constitution and Rule of Law. That cannot occur with only a change of faces or parties. The critters that run government must have no room to maneuver. Changes of this magnitude are alien to the public and the politicians. They will not occur via the normal political process.
People will eventually regain control of their government. They always do. Unfortunately, the process of history is slow and sometimes ugly. Multiple generations around the world have never known freedom. China and the Soviet Union are two examples that are just now transitioning toward freedom. Are we to enter some institutional dark ages, where our grandchildren and their grandchildren do not experience freedom? It is possible, because all governments prefer more power for themselves and less liberty for their citizens.
The required change is so great as to be analogous to an addict trying to break his habit. Most addicts have to hit rock-bottom before reality intrudes. In the case of the U.S., we are going to hit rock-bottom when the economy collapses. That is likely to be within the next few years. This world-changing event may (at least temporarily) drive a stake through the heart of big, oppressive welfare-state governments.
There is no guarantee that government will shrink when this happens. Civil unrest is a likely outcome. Statists may attempt to use the crisis to further expand government. Martial law and other restraints are likely. Hitler used a similar situation to rise to power. Parts of the Constitution were emasculated under New Deal policies that “had to be done” to pull us out of the Depression. Of course, we never got out of the Depression until after the end of WWII.
Economic pain and suffering will be great. Yet the economic calamity is unavoidable. It was preordained by years of government interventions. Even the political tsunami likely to occur in November will have no bearing on mathematical and economic laws. As stated by Ludwig von Mises,
There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit (debt) expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit (debt) expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.
We are coming off the biggest boom in the history of the world. If Mises was correct, and I believe he was, then Keynes was wrong (and I believe he was). Thus far, all the Keynesian dollars expended have had little effect other than to make the country poorer. If Mises was correct, we may have a Depression even greater than the 1930s.
No one wants another Depression, yet one is likely inevitable as a result of decades of economic mismanagement. A depression is not a good thing. Yet in this case, it may be the one event that can prevent a chapter in future history books entitled “The Demise of the Great American Empire.” Unless citizens and politicians return to their senses, we will be both impoverished and living under tyranny.  (Citizens and the politicians  We the People elect MUST return to the laws of the Republic as laid out in the Constitution of the United States of America.
When asked by a citizen, “What did you give us Mr. Frankling?”  Benjamin Franklin stated, “We gave you a Republic madame; if you can keep it.”
We have given up our Republic by neglect and being politically correct and by simply being tolerant of wrong doing.  BB)

A reaction opposite that of the 1930s is likely.  Government is now seen to be the problem. It is no longer viewed as reliable, trustworthy, or a solution. Freedom is deeply ingrained in the American culture, and most of us recognize how much we have already lost. The resurgence of books such as The Road to Serfdom, Atlas Shrugged, and others of their ilk indicate that the public is interested. Historically low poll numbers for all politicians and the rise of the Tea Party movement are further indicators. The economic trauma may provide the catalyst to return to the founders’ concept of government.
Totalitarianism needs the military. More than any other segment of society, the military respects and supports the Constitution. If push comes to shove, they are likely to defend the Constitution rather than the government. (This is why Clinton and now  Obama have done all they can to destroy the military.

Obama and his minions in state governments are going so far as to try to deny our troops the right to vote by  the traditional means by which soldiers have always voted: by absentee ballot.  During the last election many Absentee Ballots were disquslified from being counted because they arriveed too late.  Now some states are sending the Absentee ballots out to our overseas troops too late for them to vote and return the ballots in time to be counted!  BB)

The economy is in a Great Recession. Government has reduced itself to little more than an insolvent zombie, staggering around awaiting the coup de grace that will end its misery. The coming economic collapse is that executioner. When collapse happens, efforts to increase government are likely to be resisted strongly. The love of freedom will overcome the decades-long madness. No matter how things evolve, in the history books of the far future, there can be no better title to describe our current situation than “The Myth of Government.” (If We the People win this battle!  And it will be a battle because Obama has already set it up where other countries in the form of  INTERPOL the International Police  can come into our country and  without being held to the standards of our laws be able to arrest people and take over companies and agencies  at their will.  INTERPOL has already been given space and has set up inside our Department of Justice with the help  of Obama’s Presidential Decree and Attorney General Eric Holder. BB)
If we must have a Depression, let it begin today. It will be hard and dangerous, but it may be the last chance to get our country back. When it happens, we must all think and behave like our Founding Fathers. To paraphrase Rahm Emanuel, this crisis will be too important to waste.
The “greatest generation” handed us a gift, and we fumbled it by allowing government to run wild. We cannot turn this mess over to future generations. We must take our country back!

Monty Pelerin blogs at at

Here is a selection of videos about the founding of our nation and why our forefathers wrote the document they did that we live by and honor.  BB

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Morning Bell: Constitution Day and the Perilous Future | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News..

This article is a good read and reminder of who we are, have been and what is happening to us now.  BB

Constitution Day and the Perilous Future

The author, Former Attorney General Edwin Meese, III is the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy and Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation.

On September 17, we celebrate the creation of our Constitution, one of the greatest governing documents ever conceived by the hand of man. This is the day we commemorate the birth of the United States as a nation, based on the rule of law and dedicated to the preservation of personal liberty, political freedom, economic opportunity, and the natural rights with which we are all endowed by our Creator.

But 223 years after the formal signing of the Constitution, our country stands at a dangerous crossroads, the likes of which we have never faced before, although it is one that was certainly feared by many of our Founders. James Madison and many of the other leaders of our country who were at the Constitutional Convention were all classically educated. They were better educated about history than many of our representatives in Washington today and they were well aware of what had happened to ancient democracies in Athens and Rome.

We are faced today with two different roads, one of which follows the path of liberty set by our Founders in the Constitution, and one of which diverges from that path and leads us down the road to tyranny. There are two different warring camps within our society, and the ongoing battle between those camps has been graphically illustrated in recent primary elections and by the vicious fight over the nationalization of our healthcare system.

On one side are those of us, including the members of the Tea Party movement, who work hard to support their families, who love their country, and who understand and revere a document that has stood firm for 223 years to guide us. These ordinary, everyday Americans rightly fear the unprecedented growth in the size and power of the federal government. They are angry over the unsustainable and uncontrollable growth of federal spending and the federal deficit that will inevitably lead to financial ruin. They are appalled over the contempt shown by so many in the other camp for our governing document, the Constitution.

The Heritage Foundation has distributed over 4 million copies of the Constitution, a number that shows the interest and dedication of so many Americans to preserving the liberty, freedom, and limits on the power of government that are ingrained in that charter.

That other camp is made up of politicians who recognize no limits on their power, their liberal activist allies in the judiciary, and members of the media, Hollywood, and academia, who have been stretching, bending, and chipping away at the Constitution for decades. They welcome a tyranny of elites who can govern however they see fit without being checked and limited by what they view as an “anachronistic” document and the parochial views of the American people. After all, they know what is best for all of us. They should control our lives and our economy.

Their contempt and disdain for the Constitution was vividly illustrated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she was asked “where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” Her now infamous answer was “Are you serious? Are you serious?” The very idea that Congressional power has limits never even occurred to her. Similarly, Cong. Pete Stark (D-CA) was asked “How can this [healthcare] law be Constitutional, but more importantly than that, if they can do this what can’t they?” Starks’s answer: “The federal government, yes, can do most anything in this country.” The very idea that Congress only has the enumerated powers laid out in the Constitution is completely foreign to Stark. And too many in Washington have that exact same view.

This same camp of elitists uses class warfare to divide the American people and to expand the power of the federal government. They use entitlements as a bribe and have taken away the requirement for large numbers of Americans to pay taxes, making it easier to raise taxes and extract exorbitant amounts of money from the producers and entrepreneurs in our country who have, before today, given us the prosperity and quality of live that has made us the envy of the world.

We have not had one momentous event that has put us on the path to tyranny. Rather, we have had a long series of small steps by the courts, the executive branch, and Congress through legal decisions, regulations, and legislative enactments that have steadily diminished our liberty and freedom, and increased the power of government over our lives. My former boss, Ronald Reagan, correctly observed that a government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. We are, unfortunately, increasingly on our way down that road.

We have a dedicated elite intent on destroying the Constitution and building a government so big and so powerful, that eventually we could be unable to resist and fight back against the inevitable loss of our freedoms. But fortunately, we are seeing the start of a revival amongst the American people, a recognition of the importance of preserving the Constitution and it’s wonderfully designed, interlocking provisions that were intended to protect our God-given rights and to prevent our government from becoming a tyranny.

There is a growing movement throughout America to reinvigorate the tree of liberty, a tree whose trunk is the Constitution, whose limbs are the Bill of Rights, and whose leaves are the new sons and daughters of liberty who embody the same spirit that infused our Founders. On Constitution Day, let Americans rededicate themselves to securing “the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” by actively working to preserve the Constitution of the United States.

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