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The march of tyranny

The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution” – Thomas Jefferson

Throughout history, tyrants have repeatedly used the same devious tactics to suppress freedom. The march of tyranny advances along a road paved with lies and deceit. Truth and transparency are the enemies of tyrants. In order to succeed, tyrants must squelch the natural yearning for freedom and replace it with a struggle for basic survival driven by fear.

Tyrants view liberty and freedom as a threat to their power. They are never upfront about their plans to subjugate the people. If they were, there would be an uprising of opposition. Instead, tyrants use lies and deception to appear benevolent, caring, and concerned about the people. At the same time, tyrants ardently work behind the scenes to accomplish the exact opposite of that which they are promising.

Tyrants always hide their true intentions of subjugation and control. Tyrants understand no one wants what is being forced on them.

Tyrants have no interest in, and are intolerant of free speech. Instead, they systematically silence any opposition. Tyrants rely on iron fisted control to advance their sinister agenda. Privacy is targeted for elimination. Tyrants want to monitor everyone's behavior and communications.

Tyrants use fear to acquire and maintain power. They want control over every aspect of people’s lives. Fear is a tool leveraged to keep people in line. Tyrants abuse their power to punish those who defy them. They single out dissident individuals so as to make examples out of them. Tyrants want people to be afraid of speaking or acting in opposition.

Tyrants divide in order to conquer. They pit various segments of society against each other based on economic status, skin color, gender, age, religion, values, or race. Tyrants recognize that it’s easier to control people when they are fighting with each other rather than uniting against oppression.

Tyrants enrich themselves and their supporters financially. They maintain lavish lifestyles by spending other people’s money. Confiscation from the hard work of others is their source of wealth.

Tyrants also take from some groups and give to others. A common strategy is to seize from those willing to work in order to give to those who are not. This generates added animosity between various segments of society and it builds total dependence on the tyrant for basic needs.

Tyrants do not believe they are constrained by existing laws. They consider themselves above the law and entitled to act unilaterally without the necessity of seeking any consent. When their dictatorial actions are allowed to stand unchallenged, they are emboldened to further push the limits of their lawless behavior. Eventually, they usurp enough power to forcibly stamp out any opposition.

Tyrants require apathy and complacency to progress. Through cunning deception, tyrants actually manage to get their targeted victims to support their efforts. Then their victims are shocked to find that they too are suffering under the tyrant’s crushing force. Tyrants only care about themselves and advancing their destructive agenda. Any claims to the contrary are devious lies.

Tyrants intentionally destroy everything good and worthwhile in their path. They leave a shattered wasteland of endless suffering and misery. Tyrants persist until stopped by the people standing up and saying “NO MORE!” A society decides by their action or inaction whether they chose Freedom or Tyranny.

Bryan Golden


Take action to restore the United States of America now

Hello My Fellow Americans,

Worried about where America is heading? Want to demand reform? Sign these petitions at the provided links or by title on Send them to family, friends, co-workers, and colleagues through Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. Use YouTube videos, newspaper ads and radio. Let us use the new year, 2014, as the point where we turn ourselves around.

Abolish The Electoral College And Presidential Term Limits
The American People can directly elect Presidents and decide how long they stay in office. Abolish the Electoral College and repeal the 24th Amendment.

Allow Only Literate, Working Immigrants In America
Many entering immigrants are illiterate and want access to American benefits but are not willing to work for them, turning the United States into another third world country and this must be prevented.

End ALL U.S. Foreign Aid-Free Trade To Pay The National Debt
With our economic and energy crises, exploding national debt, struggling budgets, crumbling national infrastructure, falling academic standards, and widespread poverty and homelessness we must deal with domestic issues first before foreign nations or we will be worse off than them.

Have Immigrants Adopt U.S. English, Laws, And Cultures
If immigrants come to America they must adopt our language and adapt to us, not have America adapt for them.

Pass H.R. 459-238, The Audit The Fed Bill
The United States Federal Reserve spends TRILLIONS in tax-dollars without any public accountability. This must end now.

Pass The 28th U.S. Constitution Amendment AND Pass The Congressional Reform Act Of 2014
Congress must follow the same laws. Serving is an honor and privilege, not a career. They must be on equal terms with American citizens without extra raises or benefits.

Pay The United States National Debt With Special Taxes
We have to pay the U.S. National Debt before it causes full collapse of the United States Of America.

Prevent Human Overpopulation With Family Planning
The U.S. could gain 140 million immigrants by 2050 and we are overrunning Earth. Prevent this now.

Repair The United States Assistance Programs
Many immigrants and citizens apply for free benefits and are unwilling to work. This crushes the U.S. Economy and must end now.

Repair The United States Taxation System
The Upper Class has tax loopholes and the Lower Class receives breaks forcing the Middle Class to pay the most taxes which they cannot afford. This must end now.

Reverse ALL U.S. Outsourcing And Make It Permanently Illegal
The U.S. Economy is in shambles. Importing everything costs influence and respect leaving millions unemployed. Recall U.S. jobs, money, industry, manufacturing, technologies, sciences, education, and services before China possibly surpasses us by 2018-2030.

Secure U.S. Borders And Deport ALL Illegal Immigrants
Thousands of illegal immigrants enter the United States daily and this has to stop.

Kyle J. Henrichs
Anaconda, MT


Fire the Speaker


The calendar turned to 2014, but doesn’t it seem like Washington is still stuck in the same place as it was last year? Washington is still spending trillions of dollars we can’t afford, micromanaging our health care decisions, and passing 1,500 page, trillion-dollar spending bills without bothering to read them. While Democrats are the driving force behind running up our national debt, growing the size of the federal government and wasting your money, all too often Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner, are happy to go along for the ride. We believe it is time to fire Speaker Boehner! Under his leadership, the House has repeatedly caved to the demands of President Obama and his liberal allies like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, despite promising to fight for your money, your opportunity to get a good job, and your rights.  You name it: funding for ObamaCare, the debt ceiling, more spending, tax increases, on issue after issue they have caved – and they may do the same this year on immigration.  
The American people are desperate for principled leadership in Washington, not "go-along-to-get-along" capitulation. Tea Party Patriots is asking you to visit to sign our petition and tell Speaker Boehner it is time for him to go! Then contact your Representative in Congress and tell them you are ready for real conservative leadership. Tell them to fire the Speaker!

In Liberty,

Tea Party Patriots National Support Team


Learn English! This is America!

My son and I got into a taxi in Louisville, Kentucky a few nights ago. We were going to the theatre during a downpour and didn't want to arrive drenched. When the taxi driver pulled up he couldn't understand a word I was saying. I tried to explain that we were just going a few blocks away. I pointed, talked slowly and even tried to help him figure out the GPS attached to his visor. I was sensitive and kind because I know what it's like to be in a foreign country. The conversation was almost impossible.

Give me a break. He has moved to America, has a driver's license, works for a taxi company and is trying to drive people around Jefferson County, Kentucky. He did not speak much English!

Finally, I was able to understand that he had moved here from South Africa and this was his second day of working as a taxi driver. I explained to him that I had been to South Africa, loved his country and welcomed him to America. I didn't say it but I wanted to shout "Learn the English language!"

I am happy for people who come to America. He is trying to work. I wonder how many people need a job but would never consider driving a cab? My hat is off to the people who are coming to America legally and working jobs that average Americans won't work.

One big problem is that these well meaning new residents need to learn English. I realize this is tough to enforce since many Americans have trouble passing an English class.

The national language for South Africa is English. Unfortunately there are at least ten other official languages and a multitude of unofficial languages.  Many people in the country never become fluent in speaking English. They are brought up to learn the language of their tribe and struggle with English throughout their lives. This scenario makes it tough for everyone to be on the same level when it comes to national communication.

I love South Africa, Mexico and a lot of other places but this is still America. Let's keep the conversation in English.

Glenn Mollette
American columnist


Dr. No

"Dr. No" is a moniker that has been bestowed upon me based on my votes in Washington.

I vote "no" often because I refuse to vote for debt ceiling increases, stimulus and bailouts, or pork-laden projects that will do more harm to our economy than good. In fact, when I first ran for Congress, I promised to cast my vote based on a simple four way test:
  • Is it Constitutional?
  • Do we need it?
  • Can we afford it?
  • Is it the right thing to do?

As one of the most conservative members of Congress, I am constantly under attack for my values and beliefs. But I will never allow the Democrats, liberal media or even some Republicans to bully me into voting differently. I will always stand up for our traditional values.

I want to bring my voice to the Senate, but in order to get there I need your help.

I am running for Senate because we need more conservative voices who will not only vote right but will also fight tooth and nail for our values and our rights. But, this race will cost upwards of $10 million to win and I have no time to lose getting started.

That's why I'm urgently requesting your personal support today.

A gift will be a real blessing to my campaign.

God Bless,
Congressman Paul Broun

P.S. I am facing a tough election, and I need your support. I am committed to winning this Senate seat and continuing my ardent, vocal, and forceful advocacy for your freedoms and rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Please, lend me a hand by returning a gift today. I cannot thank you enough for joining me today.


Save the Second Amendment

As the gun control debate once again rears its ugly head, all eyes are on Colorado — the most recent state to implement some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.

Trust me when I tell you Barack Obama, John Hickenlooper, and former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg have been waiting with bated breath. They are giddy to see how requiring overly bureaucratic and unnecessary gun owner restrictions on law abiding citizens play out.

Well, it turns out that restricting our Second Amendment rights has some unintended consequences no one considered. Businesses are fleeing and it's devastating our economy.

Two big players in the firearms industry, Magpul and HiViz Shooting Systems, have already announced they're relocating to states that embrace the Second Amendment. One CEO noted, "Moving operations to states that support our culture of individual liberties and personal responsibility is important."

The firearms industry generates billions of dollars in revenue each year and employs thousands of Americans across the country. If Obama, Feinstein, and Bloomberg succeed in taking away our constitutionally-granted right to bear arms, the economic consequences we've experienced in Colorado will affect all 50 states. We can't let this happen; that's why I've created the Save the Second Amendment Petition.

My goal is to collect 20,000 signatures by February 1 to send directly to President Obama, with a copy going to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Will you help me?

Friend, I fear this is just the beginning. Today, firearm companies in Colorado — Connecticut and New York, too — are relocating operations to states that do not restrict the Second Amendment, like South Carolina, Texas, and Wyoming. But what happens when the federal government restricts the Second Amendment?

Those American jobs move overseas.

Mark my words: the American economy is going to lose thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue if the Left pursues nationwide gun control laws. So stand with me by signing the Save the Second Amendment Petition today and help me send 20,000 signatures to President Obama by February 1.

The bottom line is this — the Left attempted gun control in Colorado, and it failed. But they still want to implement it at the national level. We can't let them. Stand up to Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, and Michael Bloomberg today and tell them absolutely not!

Thank you in advance for your support.


Tom Tancredo
Colorado Patriot


Hold the congratulations for Congress

Now that Congress has its immense, $1.1 trillion bipartisan funding bill in hand, the media has been commending Congress for finally doing its job. This praise works only in the context of recent history, however. The bill that congressional leaders produced is hardly a triumph. Instead, it’s another example of Congress’s stubborn determination to deal itself out of the budgeting process.

Before this current budgeting era, Congress used procedures that put the ideals of representative democracy into practice. It divided its responsibilities into policy development, which was in the hands of its various “authorizing” committees; and establishing funding levels, which was done by the appropriations committees in the House and Senate. They held hearings, debated furiously, accepted and rejected scores — if not hundreds — of amendments, and ultimately produced a series of bills for Congress to consider.

The process didn’t work perfectly. It produced hiccups and grandstanding, and required a lot of negotiation and compromise. But it also spread the work of Congress among expert members, employed the capabilities of dedicated and knowledgeable legislators, and provided for deliberation, open debate, accountability, and a reasonably democratic outcome.

No more. Now, continuing resolutions and omnibus bills lift responsibility from most members’ hands. They produce decisions, but not in an open, democratic process. They’re basically developed in secret by a handful of leaders and their allies and staff; allow very few, if any, amendments; sharply limit debate time; severely restrict members’ ability to study thousands of provisions; and require an up or down vote.

Most troubling, they’re larded with policy decisions that in the old days would have been debated by the authorizing committees.

Moreover, with omnibus bills, the truly difficult but crucial work that Congress needs to be doing doesn’t get done. It isn’t scrutinizing the budget of each department to look for programs and line-items that have outlived their usefulness. It can’t examine and analyze difficult policy questions carefully. It won’t question whether entire agencies and even departments still serve the purposes they were designed for. It isn’t even bothering to look beyond discretionary spending to consider reforms to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, which is where most federal spending goes.

Congress no longer seems to know how to run a budget process. Most of its members have never experienced the traditional method. They just know how to hold their noses and vote up or down.

Lee Hamilton, Director
Center on Congress, Indiana University


Do our votes really count? Prove it!

The loss of our Republic to droves of illegal aliens swaying an election is almost negated by the bigger specter of computer manipulated elections made possible by eliminating any PAPER TRAIL! Most recently our Federal courts were hit by cyber-attack making it difficult to access cases and making it impossible for lawyers to file documents.  Hearings in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio and other states have produced programming experts that confirm that the new all paperless machines can be and are being manipulated by cyber-attack. So even if alternative media is able to get the truth out to the people about the Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs and the Military Industrial Complex trying to start a new war, our votes still won't count.  Does this bother anyone but me?


Joseph DuPont
Towanda, Pennsylvania


Uncanny parallels

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General’s first report on health hazards of cigarette smoking, his office released a report linking smoking to several new chronic diseases. These include diabetes, erectile dysfunction, cancer of the colon and liver, and stroke, in additional to the well-known links to lung and oral cancer, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The parallels between cigarette smoking and meat consumption are uncanny:

The chronic diseases linked to both activities and costs of associated medical care and lost productivity are very similar:
• The first government reports warning consumers about health hazards of cigarette smoking and meat consumption were issued in 1964 (by Surgeon General) and in 1977 (by Senate Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs), respectively
• The first warning labels on cigarette and meat packaging were required in 1966 and 1994, respectively
• Both activities are discouraged by health advocates and both are declining

But there is one important difference: the meat industry impacts more state economies with a stronger Congressional clout than the tobacco industry. A Surgeon General’s report on the hazards of meat consumption is most unlikely.

Our health remains our personal responsibility.


Carl Devlin
Cave Creek