"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."

Thomas Paine

30 March 2010

"These are the times that try men's souls..."

Our country is entering a historic time... a time of decision.

These united States are divided, I believe, even more so than at the time of  the 'War Between the States'. At that time, one side wanted an overly strong federal government (north), while the other wanted the majority of the power to rest with the several states (south). But they both agreed that the American system of a Constitutional Republic was the best form of government to guarantee the rights of a free, moral and God-fearing people.

Today, we still have one side that believes in God, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and that freedom is best protected by investing the majority of government power in the states and in the people themselves.

The other side, however, doesn't believe that the American system is the best system; or that YOU should be self-governing and independent. This is where the true rift forms. Most people used to believe that both the Democrats and Republicans had the nations best interest at heart, but they simply differed on the route we should take to get there. Today, though, the mist is clearing from the peoples eyes and they are beginning to find out the truth.

Our Constitutional Republic is best suited to a population that is self-reliant, self-sufficient and self-governing. Meaning, the father is the best judge of what is good for his family; counties are the best arbiter of what and how schools should teach the children of their communities; and states are the most effective builders of infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) and framers of laws that govern everything else in a state that is not enumerated in the 17 specific powers that were delegated to the federal government back in 1787 (
try to find the Federal Reserve Bank or the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Interior, Education or Health & Human Services in the Constitution. You won't, because they're not there...  However, you will find them in the '10 planks of the Communist Manifesto').

The truth is that both political parties have taken us down the same road that leads to the dissolution of our founding form of government and have done everything they can to institute a socialist democracy in it's place. This is the real dividing line. Not left vs. right. But instead, those who believe in freedom and liberty, opposite those who work toward establishing an omnipotent central government with power over every facet of your life.
Cradle-to-grave, as they so often put it.

If you value Liberty, more than Security... read on!


  1. Jeff, I agree with everything you said. You are a good leader and I know you have the best interest of our country at heart. The fact that the oba-mites are mad just means that we're having a good effect for our country.

  2. Also Jeff, I know you said before this last
    training day that we might take this weekend off, let us know. I look forward to the next training day. -Randall