Why Citizens Need to STOP Rogue Government

This just in from Maryland…

Pro-Gun Software Developer Was Asleep at Home When Police Killed Him in Firearms Bust, Family Says

A later story from The American Conservative includes a sketchy narrative from the Montgomery County Police. Nothing in what they have to say for themselves in any way justifies taking this young man’s life.  This is government gone wild – not the Feds, not a state government but on a county level. Granted the county’s actions will be blessed by both state and federal “authorities”. It cannot and will not have my blessing… ever. It should not have yours either if you have any sense of right and wrong.

This needs to stop and by “this” I do not mean JUST rubber-stamped death squads invading the homes of citizens. I mean the rampant disregard for ALL of our God-given rights. Over decades we citizens have turned the other cheek while government entities at all levels chip away at what was once sacred and is still sacred. Yes. Sacred.

When God Almighty bestows a Holy Gift upon a person – that gift is sacred. Our rights are gifts from a Holy Almighty God. They are sacred. They need to be held as such. No man, no court of law has any authority whatsoever to soil what God Almighty has so generously endowed us with. We, not “they” are responsible for what God gave us. WE are the stewards of these gifts and WE must hold those who would abuse them accountable.

The abuse must stop and stop now. No more politics. No more wiggle room. It stops. Read the Bill of Rights – the first ten amendments to our constitution. We can start with those. Every single item listed here must enjoy strict adherence. If we err, let is err in favor of the citizen rather than any government entity.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Amendment VII

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Our birthright as citizens of this nation is our constitutional republic – the authority and power to rule is in our hands. We need to step up and take ownership. Then we need to hold those entrusted with representing us and those employed by us accountable. We need to, as a nation of citizens, put a stop to those representatives and employees ignoring our God-given rights. This is our place. This is our nation. This is our responsibility.

God bless,

Andy Havens

Once Is Not Enough

In December, I penned an open letter in support of a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution up for a vote by the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors. They did indeed pass said resolution and I commend them for this. Also deserving commendation is all of those citizens who showed up in support at that meeting. While it was a landmark event – I realize now it was not enough.

While many of us look at the events of the past few weeks in wonder and satisfaction, a dark cloud hangs over the commonwealth. Indeed, maps demonstrating the 2A sanctuary movement success are impressive when one considers what they represent. However subsequent events should serve as a dire warning. We are in no way on a certain path to reclaiming our liberty!

This past Friday, the Virginia Legislature voted to send several bills to the Governor for his signature. By the time you read this, chances are some, if not all will be signed into law. Some are deemed “good”, i.e. not harmful for gun owners. Others clearly rob citizens of our God-given rights in one way or another. For me, the most heinous of these is what is known as the “Red Flag” law. This law circumvents due process and God-given, constitutionally enumerated guarantees in several ways. In short, the controllers in Richmond are not only ignoring the will of the people but literally defying us.

Yes, the citizens of Virginia sent a strong message to the political creatures harbored in Richmond. The message was clear: “Do NOT pass unconstitutional gun laws”! The politicians puffed up. Some openly scoffed. They continued to threaten – some threats were even directed at the brave Sheriffs who took the strongest stand for liberty. In the end the controllers toned down their ambitious grab for control. In other words – they moved the bar back a few inches after moving it forward several feet. Against the stated will of the people of Virginia – they still seized more control.

I’ll say this again – our efforts – admirable as they were – were not enough. This should come as no surprise if you think about it. Consider how our commonwealth, our nation, has moved from the principles of liberty towards a police state. Some will contend we already live in a police state and their arguments are hard to counter. It is not just the current efforts to control us as citizens we should be paying attention to but the constant attack on our liberties by those who consider themselves our leaders instead of our representatives. What can we do about it? We can show up. We did it once. We need to do it again… and again and again. If we want to regain our liberty – restore our birthright – we need to become vigilant. To this end I urge all citizens to attend the next Board of Supervisors meeting – to make such attendance a habit. Do not stop there – if you live in a village or a town – show up there also. You need not “do” anything else at this point. You can if you want but all I am calling for is participation. The first goal should be to put our representatives on notice – we citizens are finished with the status quo. We will make our wishes known and we will hold you accountable.

To this end I also urge our representatives at the state and federal level to also attend local meetings. I understand Tommy Wright was at the 2A Lunenburg meeting at least. This is an excellent example of how a representative should act. Besides, he not only represents us in Richmond, he, too is a citizen.

The next Lunenburg BOS meeting will be at the Lunenburg Courthouse Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Charlotte County is a bit different: their next regular meeting will be March 9 1:30 pm Meetings of the Board are held in the Board Room of the County Administration Office, 250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, Charlotte Court House, Virginia, 23923.

However they are changing how they operate:

Beginning in February 2020, regular meetings of the Board will be held on the second Monday of each month. Regular meetings will alternate between afternoon and evening meetings. ”

Also they are holding a public hearing on the county budget on March 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM.

The Charlotte County Board makes it clear they “are committed” “to allowing” citizens to speak and have set forth their policy for such. As I have no say in Charlotte County matters, I’ll refrain from commenting.

In conclusion, our Second Amendment Sanctuary movement was a good start towards reclaiming our birthright and our liberty but it should only be viewed as a beginning. Not only has Richmond largely ignored us, likely in hopes we will go away now that we’ve had our say, but attacks on our rights and liberties continue at every level. Do we want to be able to defend ourselves? Do we want to put a stop to the endless government intrusions on our liberties and our very lives? Do we want to be able to worship God (or not) as we see fit? Do we wish exercise our right to free speech – even at public meetings held by our representatives? If so we need to step up and take back the power granted by God Almighty and secured by our forefathers. I’ll see some of you on March 12th.

Tell Me Now – How This Is Not Treason?

Virginia’s House of Delgates and Senate passed more gun legislation. This is treasonous and should be dealt with as such. Treason? REALLY?! Yes. Really. Here is the definition of treason:


1) the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.

2) the action of betraying someone or something

Gun laws – ALL gun laws IMHO – are strictly unconstitutional. As far as I am concerned there is NO wiggle room! How can I say this? I say it because I’ve read the Second Amendment to our constitution over and over again. For good measure I read Virginia’s Bill of Rights also. Both say the same thing: “shall not be infringed”. I’ve dealt with the word “infringed” before but here it is again:

infringe: act so as to limit or undermine (something); encroach on.

Thus ANY attempt to limit or undermine our right to keep and bear arms – any encroachment – violates both constitutions. Intentionally violating either constitution is an attempt to overthrow our constitutional republic. It also betrays the trust of the citizens they are charged to serve. Such is treason.

Am I going too far? No. Our governments, both Federal and State are, in every sense of the word governments of the people, by the people and for the people. Denying this reality is to admit the constitution is no longer the law of this land. Careful controllers! The constitution is the ONLY thing protecting you! No other law is recognized by the citizens of our nation. Denying the constitution is to invite either anarchy or dictatorship. You do not want to go down either road.

These attempts to disarm the law-abiding citizenry by force i.e. declaring non-compliance with their unlawful acts a felony subject to a loss of property, liberty and possibly life itself is a thinly veiled attempt to convert the citizens of this nation into subjects of the controlling elite. Already they disdain the masses. We are “deplorable”. We are “stupid”. Time and time again we are told to heed our “betters” in one way or another. For goodness sakes Michael “Big Daddy” Bloomberg tried to legislate soda pop out of existence because he didn’t think citizens should have it! He seems to think because he has more money than most of us, he is entitled to dictate any aspect of our lives as he so chooses. Oh, yeah, and he is one of the controllers most determined to disarm citizens. What does this tell you?

Overstepping the limits of our constitution is flat out treason… an attempt to undermine and/or overthrow the law of the land – pure and simple.

Are we a commonwealth of the people, by the people and for the people? If so the people have spoken loud and clear concerning our God-given right to keep and bear arms. We descended en masse upon our county seats to insist on passage of Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions. We drew the line. How has Richmond responded?

They are passing unconstitutional gun laws anyway. They are spitting in the faces of the citizens and in the face of God Almighty Himself! As these laws declare law-abiding citizens felons for non-compliance – such legislation is an act of war against the citizens of this commonwealth.

Per The Code of Virginian AND the Code of the United States – such is treasonous.

Code of Virginia

§ 18.2-481. Treason defined; how proved and punished.

Treason shall consist only in:

        1. Levying war against the Commonwealth;

Such treason, if proved by the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or by confession in court, shall be punishable as a Class 2 felony.

Code 1950, § 18.1-418; 1960, c. 358; 1975, cc. 14, 15.

The overt act of treason is the passage of unconstitutional laws WE THE PEOPLE of THE COMMONWEALTH have expressly forbidden. Such action by us should never have been necessary. The law of the land is clear. Two witnesses? Millions are witnesses this public display of rebellion. Yes, it is the politicians in Richmond who are openly and brazenly rebelling against the absolute and declared will of the people AND against the constitution itself. This is a blatant act of treason!

Have I gone to far? NO! THEY have gone too far! The “Commonwealth” is NOT the state – the “Commonwealth”consists of the people residing within these borders here. WE are “The Commonwealth” and WE have spoken!

I and my fellow citizens have acted peaceably – lawfully partitioning our representatives – those elected, and by oath of affirmation sworn to uphold the constitution of this commonwealth and this nation. The response from the controllers? Give up your legally acquired property or face arrest and jail! Oh and we’ll just confiscate your property because we made it illegal you know. The Governor has even made motions to increase prison space to accommodate this new class of “felons”.

We are not felons. In fact, as a whole, we are among the most law-abiding citizens in the nation. Should Richmond proceed with these acts of war and follow through with enforcement of these unconstitutional laws – we will be prisoners of war.

So what is the answer?

I am calling upon the elected in Richmond to cease and desist all efforts to restrict our God-given, constitutionally guaranteed rights – especially our right to keep and bear arms. Do NOT go there. Should you insist, I will ask my fellow citizens to join me in seeking arrest and trial for each of you for treason.

Again, I am seeking a peaceful resolution to these issues. I am not alone. Thousands descended upon Richmond on January 20, 2020. Many citizens were armed as per their God-given legal right. Only one arrest was made and that from someone apparently protesting the rally itself. Every 2A Sanctuary vote jam-packed with citizens – many likely exercising their right to bear arms – was peaceful. As citizens, we have consistently advocated for the preservation and restoration of our God-given rights lawfully and peacefully. It is those who are supposedly representing us who foment armed conflict utilizing law enforcement paid for by our tax dollars. It is from their ranks we’ve even been threatened with action by the National Guard. How could such an action NOT be an act of war against peaceful citizens?

Should my pleas for a return to constitutional sanity be ignored; should those charged with enforcing the law of the land against treasonous acts look the other way, I see no other recourse than to invoke Section 3 of the Virginia Bill of Rights:

Section 3. Government instituted for common benefit.

That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation, or community; of all the various modes and forms of government, that is best which is capable of producing the greatest degree of happiness and safety, and is most effectually secured against the danger of maladministration; and, whenever any government shall be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, inalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal.

That’s right. Read it for yourself. The remedy, severe as it is, is written in the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have the power. We have the right. As stated in the section above this right is “indubitable, inalienable, and indefeasible”. Once again, there is no wiggle room.

Now, Governor Ralphie and company… the ball is in your court. What are you gonna do?

God bless,


P. S. Here is a list of Virginia gun-related laws passed by the House and the Senate yesterday. Courtesy of the VCDL (Virginia Citizens Defense League)

Note not all of these are strictly “gun” laws nor are they all necessarily unconstitutional. In my mind the worst offender is the “Red Flag Law” as it dispenses with so many G0d-given rights – it is singularly abominable.

HB 9 – lost/stolen firearms must be reported in 48 hours – time to report increased from 24 to 48 hours.
SB 14 – bans possession of bump stocks.  Binary triggers, trigger cranks, etc. are not affected.
SB 35 – allows locates to create their own gun laws.  Restricted as to where localities can control guns:  government buildings, parks, recreation and community centers, permitted events and surrounding roads.
SB 173 – allows CHP holders to have a stun-weapon in their vehicle while on K-12 school grounds.
SB 240 – Red Flag law – additional protections for search warrants and wrongful accusations were added.
HB 264 – Eliminates online training and possibly NRA instructors – language eliminating training from NRA instructors was removed from final bill. Bill now only eliminates online training to get a CHP.
SB 268 – No sales tax on gun safes less than $1,500.
HB 421 – allows locates to create their own gun laws. Restricted as to where localities can control guns:  government buildings, parks, recreation and community centers, permitted events and surrounding roads.
HB 1004 – protective orders take away gun rights while in effect.
HB 1080 – only those authorized by state law can carry on K-12 grounds.  Conservators of the Peace cannot carry on school grounds under this bill.
HB 1083 – class 1 misdemeanor for younger than 14-years-old getting access to a loaded firearm in a reckless manner.  Only change to current law is raising the penalty from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 1 misdemeanor.

SuperMike “Daddy” Bloomberg Swoops in to Save the Democrats AND the Nation!

It’s like the best of both classic tv shows now starring Mikey “Daddy” Bloomberg as he transforms hisself into both Superman AND Daddy (Knows Best).Holy WOW POW! Batman ain’t got nothing on him!

SuperMike "Daddy" Bloomberg
SuperMike “Daddy” Bloomberg Swoops in to save the day! Where’s Mickey Mouse?

How does he do it? Money! He’s got money to burn and boy he’s setting the cash on fire with a blowtorch! This is nothing new to Daddy as he’s already blown up big bucks ’cause us little folk (HE things WE are little HA!) is too stoopid to have soda pops, firearms and probly pointy thingys even though he hasn’t got around to those yet. If you are like me – someone who rebels against Daddy and doesn’t wanna behave like Daddy says I should – don’t worry – it ain’t ’cause Daddy don’t like us. He’s kinda like Mikey – he hates everybody. Hey! Maybe Daddy IS Mikey! Uh, NAH!. THAT Mikey was a cute kid. Daddy is a lotta things  – maybe everythings but he weren’t never cute. I’m sure all his lady friends – and give him credit for that – he seems to have had a LOT of lady friends – will agree. His cash is cute, ’cause he’s got piles of it but Big Daddy Mikey? Not so much.

SuperMike "Daddy" Bloomberg

He also hates republicans – even though he once claimed to be one, women, babies and, oh yeah, farmers – let’s not forget farmers!

Why worry? Anybody can farm! Just let them try to find REAL work.

I don’t think he actually “hates” anyone. I think it’s more he just doesn’t respect anyone who is stoopider and poorer than he is, which, as it turns out is pretty much anyone who isn’t Mikey “Daddy” Boomberg. Huh.

Did I mention he likes guns? No really! He does! He just wants them all for himself that’s all. it’s like – THAT’S for ME! You can’t have any! Well, that and, like I said, he thinks thingys that go boom are too scary for us common folk. Why, if we all had guns we’d go around shooting everthin up and killin everone… right?

Shhhhh! I’m hunting wascally guns. heheheheheh.


Fact is the Democrats, theys fightin back. They ain’t got his money but they’ve got spunk.

Super Mikey Daddy Bloomberg gets sucker swatted by a mysterious foe

Anywhoo, if you came here looking for something serious, you won’t likely find it because I cannot be serious about this turd. Granted. I never thought The Donald was a serious contender and I am happy HE proved me wrong but Mikey “Daddy” Bloomberg is not in Trump’s league at all. Oh he’s got the money. Yeah, there’s that and he can tout hisself as a “bidnessman” like Trump but seriously – I’ve seen lots and lots of people in business who made lots and lots of money and they are still total idiots. I’ve often scratched my head about that. Go figure ’cause I never could.

All that said and done let’s get to the real reason for this post – the memes!

There are just sooooo many of them – and they are sooooo funny I just couldn’t resist dedicating a post to Mikey “Daddy” Bloomberg Memes.


Trump Cannot Save Us!

This is a hard pill to swallow but deep down you know I am correct. The very first time I was able to vote for a President, I proudly cast my vote for Ronald Reagan. While he was far from a perfect president, he was the best that ever held office. Some may say Trump is better, but this is not about some pissing contest. Either way, just as Ronald Reagan could not save our nation, Donald Trump cannot save us either.

The truth is only Almighty God can save us. He has already offered us salvation through His Son Jesus the Messiah. That said, I am not talking about salvation from the wrath to come at this point. I am talking about deliverance – deliverance from the e

vil that has descended upon our nation. Darkness has enveloped our nation. Like a black poisonous fog it has seeped into nearly every aspect of our lives. It is choking us all – destroying our nation – destroying our people. Unless God delivers our nation from this plague – our nation will fall to the adversary.

None of this is news to our Heavenly Father. You must know this. You also know He knows how this turns out. We do not. Will you throw up your hands and say “I can do nothing about this!” and give up? If this is the path you choose, I can do nothing about it. What I can do is lay out a path. This is the path I will follow until and unless I feel led to turn another way. While I cannot say if this path leads to deliverance, I am convinced if I walk it alone it will likely lead nowhere. If some walk with me, this path may lead us out of the darkness. As more walk with me, the more certain the path will lead us all to a better place. How many? I do not know. God would have spared Sodom and Gomorrah if Abraham could find just ten righteous men there.

With all of that I am convinced if we turn to our Heavenly Father and ask for deliverance – He WILL deliver us from this darkness. What makes me so certain? These answers have been in front of us all along. Scripture says so.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Anyone who has been around for a while has seen this. Yes, it was written to and for the Hebrews but this does not at all mean it is no longer relevant. I absolutely believe our Heavenly Father will certainly do for us, His children as He promised to do for His chosen people. We, too, are chosen!

There is more to all of this than meets the eye. Recently, I came to the realization our very nation – our constitutional republic – is a gift from Almighty God. This is our birthright. No other nation has been granted the opportunity for self-government as we have. Who else has the God-given freedoms and liberties enumerated in our Bill of Rights documented as ours are? There is no nation such as ours – gifted from birth the right to a limited government of the people, by the people and for the people. We have squandered these gifts. We have taken them for granted. We have allowed evil persons to usurp and seize what rightfully belongs for us.

We can point fingers all day long but the truth is we are culpable. We are complicit. We allowed this to happen and have done little, if anything, to stop it. Now we face the consequences of our sins. Sins? Really? Are we not good people? Do we not go to church? Do we not vote? Are our sins not covered by that precious blood of Jesus the Messiah?

As I stated in the beginning, we are saved from the wrath that is to come, but this does not mean we will never see the consequences of our actions… or our inaction. Those consequences are all around us. Our liberty, our freedoms are taken from us every day by those who are supposed to be representing us, working for us. We PAY them to steal our freedom! This is the height of bad stewardship. Before we can hold government responsible for the wrongs thrust upon us – we must accept responsibility for our own sins.

As citizens of this nation, we have failed miserably. WE have dropped the ball. We have dropped so many balls we are up to our necks in dropped balls – such that they are about to smother us as we sit idly and whine about why we can no longer move from here to there due to the plethora of balls impeding our way. How so? You may ask.

First and foremost we have allowed the continual expansion of government. On every level, government has grown far beyond limits set by their respective constitutions. We sat and watched as our “representatives” promulgate more and more regulations – imposing on every aspect of our lives. While some throw up hands in frustration, that is often the limit of any response. When government oversteps even those laws that should apply to them – we allow those in government to “police” themselves, more often than not allowing them to grant blanket passes even for blatant and overt crimes against the people of this nation.

Consider Hillary Clinton, Lois Lerner, Andrew McCabe – the list is nearly endless. Notice how just these three span over seven years. These are just the tip of the iceberg! How many have seen one day in court for the charges levied against them? Where is the outrage? Where is the accountability? Are you aware of the congressional slush fund used to pay off sexual harassment charges in D.C.? Yes, politicians – OUR REPRESENTATIVES – use OUR MONEY to pay for their personal indiscretions – quietly, of course, so as not to disrupt their political careers. If you were not aware of this… WHY not? It is our responsibility as stewards to hold those trusted with our nation’s business accountable.

These are just two examples where our own laziness and lackadaisical attitude has allowed our nation to become the mess it is. WE have to stand up and say “NO MORE!” We have to take back the reigns from those who have held them for far too long – whether we handed them off or they took them by deception – it does not matter. What matters is WE need to step up and take charge. How can we do this? Can we vote our way out out of this mess?

You will not like the answer because it is yes… and no. First, there are no “easy answers”. We got ourselves into this mess by taking the easy way out. We can no longer afford this. Many will scoff at this but voting is an inherent part of the process but it is only part. Waiting for election days will get us nowhere. Neither will simply participating in the election process. The fact is, no matter how slimey and distasteful they are, politicians will always be among us. They are like a fungus with no known retardant. It just keeps coming back and growing on any available surface.

The real answer rests in true decentralization of government and active participation by us citizens. Without these two elements, our nation is lost forever. The “great experiment” will prove to be a bust. This is also how we can regain the power we’ve lost. It is not difficult but it will take commitment and persistence. Much can happen quickly but nothing will happen overnight. You can forget about instant gratification for the most part. Here’s what we need to do:

Follow the example of the 2A sanctuary movement here in Virginia. Descend upon our local county seats. First and foremost – just show up! This alone will make national headlines. Our very presence in huge numbers will shake the politicians to their bones. It will send a message: “We are determined to take back our nation.” This will not only affect those on the county level – it will ripple through to the state and federal level. The earth will tremble beneath their feet. Then what?

Then we start talking. I will tell you right now, most county board members will not welcome us. They will insist we are not “on the agenda”. They will whine about those who want to speak and limit how many can talk and how long. How do I know this? I’ve seen it before. These board members are used to having things their way. They get a “packet” before each meeting telling them exactly what to expect. They’ll show up, have their meeting, maybe trade a few words or jokes with other members and go home. Typically, their goal is to get in, get done and go home. The last thing they want is to drag stuff out and ruin their plans. This is on the local level. Imagine how the people’s business must impose upon the lives of the important politicians at the state and federal level. That’s right – THEY are important because, you know, they hold an office – don’tchaknow?

More than talking to the politicians, we need to talk to each other at these meetings. Find some common ground, set some common goals. If the locals won’t allow “non-agenda” items, find out how to add things to the agenda. Remember they work for US – not the other way around.

After a few meetings, yes this thing cannot be a “one and done” thing, as a matter of fact it needs to be an ongoing thing, it will become clear what the business at hand should be. For example, right after President Trump was found “not guilty” at his impeachment trial, I heard rumblings about another impeachment. I do not know about you but I’ve had enough of this. I do not care whether you think he has done anything worthy of removal from office – it should be clear to us all it will not happen! Stop wasting taxpayer time and money on this nonsense and move on! I should think if a large number of counties in this nation passed resolutions saying just that – even the House of Representatives might just listen. The fact is every day our state and federal governments are pursuing some idiocy they have no business sticking their noses in. For a while it may seem like we are playing whack a mole but eventually, things will calm down.

The point here is if we do nothing we will be lost. If we all just get up and vote, we will be lost. If we get busy and participate in the election process and vote – we will STILL be lost. At the very least we need to activate on the county level AND do all of the above. This will start us on the right path. Is this a path you should take? I cannot tell you. I am only one man. My suggestion is you take your questions to God Himself. He is always there and He will guide you if you ask. While you’re there, if you don’t mind, put in a word for me.

Reclaiming Our Birthright – Liberty Will Be Messy

Thinking about the “how” of reclaiming our birthright – our constitutional republic and limited government is something I find rather daunting. Why? In a word… liberty.

Don’t be like this idiot – messy liberty is better than “neat” communism any day.

To be true to liberty one must accept the idea that your concept of liberty does not necessarily agree with mine. I am good with this but things get really messy as the numbers of citizens expand. You’ve been in a large room full of people all talking at once. This is your snapshot of what liberty would sound like if it could talk. Yeah. That’s it. Messy.

So how do we reconcile all of this? How do we make a coherent whole from an incoherent cacophony of voices? First and foremost we have to agree on one thing: our constitution rules. It is the law of the land. If we forget this again, we will lose – lose our nation and lose ourselves. Second, we need to embrace the idea of our republic. As a republic we elect representatives who are then charged with consolidating the will of all those represented. We must realize we will not always agree with the individual decisions made by our representative. This is where accountability comes in. We must keep tabs on our representatives and make them account for their actions on a regular basis. Finally we need to stay diligent about limiting government. Pandora must stay in her box. We need to throw that key away. We cannot, must not ever allow government to again expand beyond the constitutional framework. We’ve seen the disastrous results of this. As of now we are on the verge of losing our nation to a cabal of controllers. We cannot be fooled again.

If you are one of those neatniks, you are not going to like this at all. We need to decentralize. Home rule should be our new buzzword, er, phrase. This means we can no longer accept “mandates” from state or federal governments. It is not the place of the state or federal government to dictate to us. Again, the constitution is the law of the land. The term “Federal Law” should never again be held up as the “be all and end all” or the last word on anything. Home rule should override everything but the constitution. Hence our state constitutions cannot conflict with the federal. Should such a case come up, the state in question would have two choices – either conform to the federal constitution or leave the union. Yes. Leave the Union. No more should the “Union” be considered mandatory. This is the root of the problems we see today.

Of course things are already a mess. Our nation is a train wreck. Our representatives has spent us into oblivion – leaving us in a ocean of debt. We are buried under mountains of liberty-stealing laws and regulations. Rogue agents are everywhere, literally stealing from citizens under the guise of “asset forfeiture” and other means, spying on us, hauling us off to who knows where and likewise disrupting our peaceful lives. Meanwhile criminals run rampant in urban areas. Thousands of homeless gather in tent cities – or just make do with whatever in the streets. Often, efforts to help any of these homeless results in charges against the good Samaritans. Other good people are hauled into courts and/or off to jail for “crimes” as insignificant as using the wrong pronoun or refusing to submit to the demands of “customer”. Need I go on? Have we had enough of state and federal meddling yet?

Eventually things will calm down but for now, getting a handle on this mess is likely to look more like chaos. We all want different things and have different ideas on how to reach what goals we can agree on. The important thing is getting started. A body at rest tends to stay at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. We need to move, to act. As citizens we have rested far too long.

Here in Virginia, we are off to a good start. The attack on our 2A rights galvanized us into action, but things are just getting started here. The controllers seem bent on moving forward with their plans to strip us of our liberty. All signals from the ground level indicate we will not back down. My own hope is we citizens not only force a retreat but use our momentum to further restore long longs liberties. Why stop at our Second Amendment rights? The controllers certainly drew no such line. They want it all. Well guess what? So don’t we. The difference is our liberty belongs to us. It is ours to claim.

Yes, reclaiming our liberty and our birthright will be messy. It is not likely to be worse than what we see now. Either way, we own it so we might as well take possession.

Strategic Culture: Who Can NOW Say America Hasn’t Become a Mega-Corporate Dictatorship?

Another article with valid points. My own take on this is these controllers derive both their money AND their power from us citizens. We can stop the flow of money – our money when we  reclaim our birthright and restore limited government.If you like your republlic you can keep it - Ben Franklin

Who Can NOW Say America Hasn’t Become a Mega-Corporate Dictatorship?

Politicians? We Don’t Need No Sinkin’ Politicians!

Politics is dirty business. We all know this yet we all seem to just shrug our shoulders and accept it as, well inevitable. Why? Yeah, sure politics are a fact of life but does it have to be this way? If you listen to the politicians, they are all sure to say… “WELL HELL YES!”. Why wouldn’t they? This is their livelihood – their identity. If they didn’t politic they’d have to go find honest work.

Mind you, I am not talking about those who actually represent citizens. The problem is these people are few and far between. Even they are thrust into political circles – thrown to the wolves – so to speak. There they often must adapt or die… politically speaking that is. No, I’m talking about politics.

Are you a Republican, a Democrat, a Libertarian or something else? For anyone old enough to remember the 70’s – the question may invoke another one… “What’s your sign?” Nobody cares about this anymore. My hope is we can make political parties just as irrelevant.

Why is politics so dirty? Politics begins and ends with lust – lust for power. It matters what party one belongs to once someone is elected to office. The higher the office the more insignificant the stated goals of the party become. Once in office – once someone is “somebody” in a party the focus shifts to gaining power within the party itself. Thus the goal of any politician is to gain recondition, influence and, ultimately, power. There remains a massive problem with this:

It is not just “Democrats” that are the problem either. As a matter of fact if you study the history political parties in the United States you will find some startling concepts. Republicans like to point out Ol’ Abe Lincoln – was a Republican. The problem with this is, Lincoln is possibly the very worst president in US history. He was a power-hungry jerk who sacrificed hundreds of thousands of lives – over a million if you count the civilian toll – and physically destroyed much of the South… for power. Slavery was not the problem, it was a political football and he ran with it.

If you study the beginnings of the Republican party you’ll learn they were the original “Big Government” proponents. They were the tax and spend guys. Their goal was “internal improvements” – government programs that enriched themselves at the expense of taxpayers. Sound familiar? It should. Non other than Karl Marx congratulated Lincoln on his reelection. Ask yourself… why was Karl Marx a fanboy of Abraham Lincoln? Before the war, it was mostly the Democrats advocating limited government. That said, they weren’t so innocent either.

The bottom line is none of this matters in politics because they all want the same thing. More power. The only way to get more power is to expand the reach of government. The only way to expand the reach of government is to expand government itself. Poltics is was and always will be a power struggle. No matter which side wins – we, the citizens – lose.

This is why we must take back our power. You see, once you strip away the internal party politics – the struggle for power within one’s own party – all that is left is taking power away from citizens. How do they do this? Internal improvements. That is the old term. Today it is “programs”. A program is just another way to spend our money. And spending our money is their main source of power, influence… and wealth. Show me a poor politician and I’ll show you a basically honest one.

You DO know Harry Truman was a Democrat… right? Are you beginning to see how insignificant pne’s political party really is? I’m going to throw you another curve ball…

Hippies. Yes, hippies. Growing up I liked to call myself a “second-generation hippie”. I grew up in the 60’s but I came of age in the 70’s. That said, I was never a progressive. Never. Fiscally I was always conservative to the extreme. I hated Social Security even before I had my own SS number. It was exactly because I despised big government that I identified with hippies. I ignored their socialist ideas but when it came to the concept of freedom vs government control – this is where we connected.

As far as the Vietnam War was concerned, I supported it. In hindsight, I would have still supported the soldiers. Never, EVER would I spit or otherwise demean them as I would not, could not today. Our men and women in the military deserve the highest respect and admiration. For all that, I am not so sure I would have supported the war itself. This same tendency for reservation extends to military actions today. Certainly we need the ability to defend our nation, but need we police the planet? Who said it is our place to strong arm other nations or even lead them? If we must lead, would it not be better to lead by example?

So hippies, yeah, and others who believe in freedom. The line I draw is at the steps of our “friendly neighborhood government agency” – no matter where they set up shop. If we focus on limiting government instead of expanding it – we can gain ground. Who doesn’t want more freedom? The short answer is anyone who wants more government. There is no place for both. It is absolutely necessary to

As far as political parties are concerned, I doubt very much of them if we can rid ourselves of them entirely. At best they’ll call themselves something else and try to weasel their way back into power by some back door. Thus I am in no way proposing dismantling them any more than I would propose dismantling our monstrous government. Instead I think we’d be better off pruning rather than clear cutting. Where would we begin? I say we begin at home. Start right where we are in our own villages, towns and counties. Here in Virginia, we made our wishes know concerning our Second Amendment guarantees. The counties listened. They acted. This alone is a marvel. What else can we do?

As far as I am concerned, there is nothing we cannot do if we work together. We don’t need no stinkin’ politicians telling us how it is going to be. We need citizens – patriots – dedicated to the principles of restoring our birthright – our nation with the goal of once again limiting government – paring it down where it once again fits the original framework of our constitution.

God bless,