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Who’s your Nanny? Uncle Sammy?

So who is your Nanny?

Is it Uncle Sam or  Governor Hickenlooper?

Maybe it’s  Colorado Rep.  Stephens looking out for you and protecting you from B.O. and his health care plan?

Or it could be your local party serving up ice cream keeping you up to speed while attempting to hold onto their power base filled with entitlements and more ?

Find out by joining us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on September 27th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and awesome happy hour deals along with a door prize or two.

The night’s topic: Nanny-Conservatism. Our guest speaker, Sean Paige will inform us all on the truth of nanny-conservatism in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics.  So come on out tonight and enjoy the discussion. You won’t be disappointed.

Sean Paige is executive director of Peak Freedom Forum (formerly the Limited Government Forum) and is the editor of, and a blogger at, Local Liberty Online.org, a website focused on the fight for freedom at the local level. He’s also deputy state director at Americans for Prosperity Colorado.

He’s been heavily involved in local affairs since moving to Colorado Springs from Washington, D.C. in 2002, as both a city council member and an outside critic of city government. He served for five years as editorial page editor at The Colorado Springs Gazette, and spent 14 years before that in the belly of the beast, Washington, D.C., straddling the worlds of politics, journalism and think tanks. His Washington work included stints at the White House and as a congressional staff member. He’s a former spokesman for Citizens Against Government Waste and a former Warren Brookes Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He was also an investigative writer for Insight Magazine, a news weekly published by The Washington Times.

Some Upcoming …LOTR Events:

October 11th, 5:30pm @ Dublin House, Clem Borkowski presents:The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

October 25th: 6 pm: @ D’Vine Wines, Education  Colorado Style Guest Speaker: Ben DeGrow

Save the Date:  November 10th, 6:30pm
“What if there was no Bill of Rights?”

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

Colorado Springs LOTR events / discussions can cover subjects on just about every liberty-oriented topic there is.  We encourage participation  and the sharing of ideas . So come on out to happy hour, enjoy a beer and join us. The purpose is to get us talking to each other about our viewpoints on different topics, so we may become better aware of what we believe and why, and what we have no opinion on (yet!). There is no doubt about it – this will be the most fun you’ve ever had while learning at the same time!

Liberty on the Rocks is THE place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles. It is also the happy hour for you if you’re interested in getting better informed or involved in the liberty movement.

Colorado Springs LOTR  is proud to promote free market and/or liberty-based institutions and groups, both local and across the country. When attending a Liberty on the Rocks happy hour, be sure to grab information near the door to learn about think tanks and groups in your area.

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Colorado Springs Liberty On The Rocks, and Colorado Springs LOTR does not endorse or support any candidate in any election.

Israel… Facts & Myths

Please join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on August 9th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and awesome happy hour deals. Plus our new feature: This week in our Political World! (Pure Satire)  The night’s topic : Israel… Facts & Myths.

Jax Bubis will lead a brief overview of the history of the State of Israel.  Then a look at some of the most common myths including: The Freedom Flotilla (Gaza), The West Bank, the name Palestine, Occupation/Imperialism and more. Of course as always, we will then keep in the tradition of our founders and enjoy a good respectful tavern style discussion.

Colorado Springs LOTR events / discussions can cover subjects on just about every liberty-oriented topic there is.  We encourage participation  and the sharing of ideas . So come on out to happy hour, enjoy a beer and join us. The purpose is to get us talking to each other about our viewpoints on different topics, so we may become better aware of what we believe and why, and what we have no opinion on (yet!). There is no doubt about it – this will be the most fun you’ve ever had while learning at the same time!

Liberty on the Rocks is THE place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles. It is also the happy hour for you if you’re interested in getting better informed or involved in the liberty movement.

Some Upcoming …LOTR Events:

August 23rd, 6pm: Oleg Atbashian author of Shakedown Socialism , founder of  ThePeoplesCube.com Plus a Birthday Celebration &  Wine Tasting—D’Vine Wines in Manitou (RSVP to david@libertyontherocks.org is encouraged)

September 13th, 5:30pm @ Dublin House, Clem Borkowski presents:The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

September 27th, 5:30pm: @Dublin House, Nanny Conservatives? Guest Speaker Sean Paige

Save the Date:  November 10th, 6:30pm
“What if there was no Bill of Rights?”

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

Colorado Springs LOTR  is proud to promote free market and/or liberty-based institutions and groups, both local and across the country. When attending a Liberty on the Rocks happy hour, be sure to grab information near the door to learn about think tanks and groups in your area.

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Colorado Springs Liberty On The Rocks, and Colorado Springs LOTR does not endorse or support any candidate in any election.

Keynesian vs. Austrian Economics…

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on July 26th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and awesome happy hour deals.  The night’s topic : Keynesian vs Austrian Economics.

Dr. Paul Prentice will present the Keynesian Economic Theory while Justin Longo will present the Austrian Economic Theory.   After brief descriptions/presentations of the theories we will open up the floor to Q & A which promises to be a lively discussion in a tavern style manner.  So come on out and join in the discussion . You won’t be disappointed.

Dr. Paul Prentice earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Connecticut. Paul served under President Ronald Reagan, as Chief Macroeconomist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Paul is active in the arena of economic liberty, serving on the Board of Directors of the Limited Government Forum in Colorado Springs, where he helps direct their “Economic and Civic Literacy Project” and continues to develop and present the condensed version of Free People, Free Markets. In 2008, Dr. Prentice was appointed to the position of Adjunct Faculty at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Justin Longo graduated twice from George Mason University. In 2004 with a BS in Management and again in 2007 with a BS in Economics. It was at George Mason where Justin fell in love with economics, particularly the Austrian school. Currently, he works full time for the Independence Institute as the web guy who writes a lot. Justin also co-owns and edits the news website CompleteColorado.com, and continues to help out with Liberty on the Rocks, the social networking organization he helped co-found.

Colorado Springs LOTR events / discussions can cover subjects on just about every liberty-oriented topic there is.  We encourage participation  and the sharing of ideas . So come on out to happy hour, enjoy a beer and join us. The purpose is to get us talking to each other about our viewpoints on different topics, so we may become better aware of what we believe and why, and what we have no opinion on (yet!). There is no doubt about it – this will be the most fun you’ve ever had while learning at the same time!

Liberty on the Rocks is THE place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles. It is also the happy hour for you if you’re interested in getting better informed or involved in the liberty movement.

Some Upcoming …LOTR Events:

August 9th, 5:30pm:  Israel… @ the Dublin House

August 23rd, 6pm: A Double Header… Nanny Conservatives?  Guest Speaker Sean Paige. And Oleg Atbashian author of Shakedown Socialism , founder of  ThePeoplesCube.com Plus aBirthday Celebration &  Wine Tasting—D’Vine Wines in Manitou

September 13th, 5:30pm @ Dublin House, Clem Borkowski presents:The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

Colorado Springs LOTR  is proud to promote free market and/or liberty-based institutions and groups, both local and across the country. When attending a Liberty on the Rocks happy hour, be sure to grab information near the door to learn about think tanks and groups in your area.

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Colorado Springs Liberty On The Rocks, and Colorado Springs LOTR does not endorse or support any candidate in any election.

LOTR – CS: Government Shutdown / Debt Reduction?

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on April 12th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox,  trivia and awesome happy hour deals, while warming us  up  to an open discussion on: Government Shutdown / Debt Reduction?  Will a government shutdown hurt or does it really matter?  What is truly at stake in the federal budget battle?  Let’s bring out all points of view from “we the people” and see if we can help our lost elected representatives find the right path to fiscal responsibility.

Upcoming …LOTR Events:

April 26th: … Daniel Cole & Elliot Fladen will deliver to us an exciting an open discussion on today’s’ topics. Participation will be encouraged, as always.  @ The Dublin House 5:30pm

May 10th: TBD

Liberty on the Rocks is today’s gathering place where you can become acquainted with others who believe in freedom and where we can share our thoughts and ideas on ways to restore liberty in America. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, social organization that seeks to unite individuals, regardless of political affiliation, who desire liberty. With the goal of facilitating networks, friendships and intelligent conversation.

Liberty on the Rocks seeks to initiate the energy and dialogue necessary to move America from the grassroots up, toward the constitutional principles of freedom used to found this nation.

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Colorado Springs Liberty On The Rocks, and Colorado Springs LOTR does not endorse or support any candidate in any election.

The Lion of Liberty

By David L. Kelly
16 February 2011

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Nearly all of us, who have even a limited knowledge of the American Revolution, know the above lines, the last few lines of Patrick Henry’s famous speech. Those words ended a speech that only a fire-eater orator such as Henry could deliver, with passion and force, gripping the minds and hearts of those at the House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775.Patrick Henry

It is rarely shared, unless you seek out what preceded those closing lines; whose impact that day spoke volumes to all Americans who wanted to live free. Patrick Henry had every intention to light up the room in front of his fellow Virginian representatives that day in the Saint John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia. Henry knew that the time had arrived to say his piece, even if some considered his views as a bit radical, as evidenced early on into his speech:

I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery….

Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

With this Patrick had set the stage and spoke freely as he believed it was his God-given unalienable right to do so and his right as well to prepare his colleagues to hear nothing but the whole truth.

We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty?…For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

The truth was the British were showing force and would do all they could to quell the rebellion beginning in the American colonies. Henry knew that, and made sure that his fellow Virginians understood what lurked behind the smiles of the British ministry who had heard their previous petitions. He continued:

Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort.

Patrick went on and tallied up all that had built up to this day, a day of reckoning. He passionately sold his views and tore at his comrades hearts to hear the ugly truth and know that they had but one truthful option if they wanted to be freemen.

There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free—if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending–if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained—we must fight!

I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!

Knowing that the colonies were not prepared for a war with the mighty British Empire’s seasoned military; Henry readied his listeners for his powerful and famous closing lines by first painting an image of that shining light of liberty that would guide the Americans to victory.

The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us….The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave….There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable—and let it come!

From here Patrick soon closes his now famous speech with the words, give me liberty or give me death!

What a great and inspiring speech. Don’t you wish men like Patrick Henry represented you as we find ourselves today with a government full of selfish hubris-infected politicians?

Where are the Patrick Henry’s of today?


More on Patrick Henry:

  • Mayer, Henry. A Son of Thunder: Patrick Henry and the American Republic. New York: F. Watts, 1986.
  • Meade, Robert D. Patrick Henry. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, 1957–1969.
  • Sabin, Louis. Patrick Henry: Voice of the American Revolution. Mahwah, NJ: Troll Associates, 1982.
  • Tyler, Moses Coit. Patrick Henry. New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1887. Reprint, New York: Chelsea House, 1980.
  • Vaughan, David J. Give Me Liberty: The Uncompromising Statesmanship of Patrick Henry. Nashville, TN: Cumberland House Pub., 1997.

The Terms of Engagement: Radical Change?

By David L. Kelly

On 14 August 1765, a mob of nearly two thousand men, riled up and agitated by the Stamp Act, hung an effigy and destroyed the office of Andrew Oliver, Stamp Distributor of Massachusetts. This violent act against the British government was fueled by the printer, Benjamin Edes, whose Gazette articles had condemned the tax. Edes was a member of The Loyal Nine, which had recently begun calling themselves the Sons of Liberty. This was the first well known act of the Sons of Liberty and the genesis of organized opposition by the colonists towards England.

Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry

Several years later, after the English imposed the Tea Act, the Sons of Liberty, disguised as Mohawk Indians, boarded three ships carrying tea from the East India Tea Company. They broke open the tea chests and dumped them into the harbor to protest the new tax. From this event one of today’s political grassroots organizations gained its name as the Tea Party movement, comparing their efforts to fighting our government’s usurpations to those of our founders’ fight against the tyranny of the English Crown.
Unlike our founders, who in many cases used violence to make their point, the grassroots groups have remained peaceful and respectful. These liberty-driven groups have influenced voters to support candidates who are supportive of their grassroots movement’s main core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.

Recent primary elections results have proven that the Tea Party has teeth and is biting at the established old guard of the Republican Party. The GOP establishment has not taken the Tea Party lightly and has rallied their troops, spending millions in fighting off the grassroots candidates in a desperate attempt to keep their political power. Regardless of the monies spent and the ugliness of the establishment’s fight to keep their hands on the prize, conservative groups such as the Tea Party have made a major impact and have prevailed in the spirit of their name. This freedom movement that was once called “the silent majority” is now yelling from the mountain top and making a difference by changing the course of our nation.

In comparison to our revolutionary founders, the Tea Party’s most active members may find themselves feeling like Sam Adams, but in reality risk very little. The majority of our founders and the members of the Sons of Liberty knew all too well that everything they had, all that they loved and cherished, including their lives, was at risk. Death by a hangman’s noose was a potential reality.

The one comparison equal to our founders is that today’s grassroots activists and liberty movement members share the desire to live free and to end the tyranny of a hubris-infected government. Our founders’ fight against the crown began years before the shot heard around the world on that bridge in Concord. The grassroots have just begun to fight and the establishment is not going to give in and step aside. It is going to be a long hard fought battle for power and control of our republic’s future political makeup. Like our founders in Boston in 1765, the conservative movement is a force to be reckoned with and will leave its mark. Like it or not.

If they fail, our grassroots compatriots can sleep well knowing that there will be another day and another election. Not that their efforts are any less than our founders; it is the simple fact that our government has yet to reach a level of tyranny to match that of the British Crown during the Revolution. Without the Tea Party and their active effort to make a difference in this year’s election, we could easily see tyranny from our government taking hold and the terms of engagement radically changing. If that ever happens, how many will stand tall like Sam Adams and Patrick Henry? How many will be willing to lose all that they have to preserve Liberty and Freedom for all? That would be a true comparison.

Are we there yet? LOTR Wine Tasting with Suthers & Tancredo

Join Liberty on the Rocks and proudly toast to your Freedom and Liberty this October 26th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm as we gather in the name of Liberty at the D’Vine Wines Winery (934 Manitou Ave., Suite 108, Manitou Springs, CO) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

Colorado Attorney General, John Suthers & CO gubernatorial candidate, Tom Tancredo will be our guest speakers.

This will be a great opportunity to have some fun tasting wines in the historic spa building in Manitou Springs, meet John Suthers, Tom Tancredo and network with fellow liberty lovers!

$10 per person includes tasting of 4 red and or white wines and a full glass of your choice.  Please bring some crackers, cheese or what ever you would like to share with us that goes well with vino.

Upcoming LOTR Events:

 

Nov 2nd: Election Night … watch the results with other liberty lovers and enjoy some candid conversations ( @ Dublin House)

Nov. 9th: A Wake for Lady Liberty – a celebration of Lady Liberty as she is near dead. You don’t want to miss this one! (@ Dublin House)

Nov. 23rd
: This is Thanksgiving week … but we will still gather to celebrate Liberty and my wife’s birthday. ( @Dublin House)

Dec. 14th: Christmas Party @ D’Vine Wines in Manitou Springs

Feb. 22, 2011: Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday !

Liberty on the Rocks is today’s gathering place where you can become acquainted with others who believe in freedom and where we can share our thoughts and ideas on ways to restore liberty in America. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, social organization that seeks to unite individuals, regardless of political affiliation, who desire liberty. With the goal of facilitating networks, friendships and intelligent conversation.

Liberty on the Rocks seeks to initiate the energy and dialogue necessary to move America from the grassroots up, toward the constitutional principles of freedom used to found this nation.

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Colorado Springs Liberty On The Rocks, and Colorado Springs LOTR does not endorse or support any candidate in any election.

Immigration & Election Night Results… Where Do We Go From Here?

Join Liberty on the Rocks and proudly toast to your Freedom and Liberty. Join us on August 10th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm as we gather in the name of Liberty at the Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colo. Spgs.) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

We will have a guest speaker touch on the hot topic of immigration as well as have the big screen TV’s set-up to watch all of the up to date election results.

Elliot Fladen is our guest speaker who will share his pragmatic immigration compromise as a potential and practical solution to US immigration policy. Elliot is quite passionate on immigration policy and is looking forward to your Q & A.

Liberty on the Rocks is today’s gathering place where you can become acquainted with others who believe in freedom and where we can share our thoughts and ideas on ways to restore liberty in America. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, social organization that seeks to unite individuals, regardless of political affiliation, who desire liberty. With the goal of facilitating networks, friendships and intelligent conversation.

Liberty on the Rocks seeks to initiate the energy and dialogue necessary to move America from the grassroots up, toward the constitutional principles of freedom used to found this nation.

Upcoming events:

August 24th: “A taste of Freedom” – Wine Tasting @ D’Vine Wines in Manitou Springs. $10 per person (six samples) Complimentary Food trays RSVP required!

September 14th: Movie Trivia Night (Liberty themed)
& Amy Oliver’s Citizen Auditor Contest Update

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Colorado Springs Liberty On The Rocks, and Colorado Springs LOTR does not endorse any candidate in any election.

Nullification: Limits on Government

By David L. Kelly

Nullification is not an obsolete theory as many historical scholars and federalists would want you to believe. Nullification, the process of making null or of no effect, is in fact a theory which can be practiced by every individual on any given day. It is driven by freedom of choice and is granted to us at birth as an unalienable right. With that said, I’m sure the Obama administration will circle the wagons and declare an emergency at the first hint of trouble from the states, while not truly understanding the effects of nullification.

Nullification separates free people from forced servitude or slavery. It is a fact that the thirteen colonies were independent sovereign states which voluntarily joined together under the umbrella of a federal government. Each colony at the end of the American Revolution was a separate sovereign country or state. Each state had formed its own government, with a constitution, approved by the people of the state. This fact is as true today as it was when the Constitutional Convention was held in 1789. Yes, Colorado is a sovereign state (country) which has agreed to be part of the united States by accepting the terms in the U. S. Constitution. In simpler terms: Colorado entered into a contract with the federal government of the united States. 

A contract is an agreement between and by all parties. So if any party does not agree to all of the terms, then that party had best not sign that agreement. I’m one of those individuals who will cross out any part of an agreement that is preprinted and thrust in front of you when you’re buying a car, house, or even filling out the legal paper work before a simple surgery. If I’m going to agree to the terms of any agreement, I want to be sure I know what I’m agreeing to. As an example, everyone who knows me and my recalcitrant ways knows also I will never agree to arbitration. So if it’s hidden in the legalese of a contract I’m considering signing, I’ll find that clause, “x” it out and “nullify” the arbitration portion of the contract. If the other parties don’t agree to my nullification of the arbitration, then we all walk away. It’s that simple.

The 9th amendment of the U.S. Constitution:

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

The 10th amendment of the U. S. Constitution:

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.

Getting back to Colorado and the U. S. Constitution. If the federal government passes and imposes laws or mandates that are not delegated or enumerated to the federal government as a power or right, then the people and the states have the final say.
This is where nullification becomes a key tool in keeping the federal government from usurping the Constitution. The problem is that too many people and state representatives have no true understanding of the Constitution nor the rights of the states. Many will use the ambiguous and misused argument associated with the “supremacy” clause or “general welfare” clause which seem an end all to states rights. Others choose to remain ignorant or expose their hubris-infected minds by agreeing with the federal government, like many a politician in office today or seeking office.

The ink may be dry and aged on that sacred parchment, but have no fear, the strength of that contract remains and must be used as our founders intended: to keep limits on government

Nullification is a term I’m sure will become a household word before November’s general election. The Independence Institute is in the process of collecting signatures to place an initiative on the ballot which will nullify Obamacare’s unconstitutional mandate that everyone must have health insurance. This initiative is well within the rights of the people and the state of Colorado as agreed to in the Constitution.

To regain our liberties and to live free under limited federal government: it is up to us to demand that our state representatives uphold their sworn responsibility to adhere and abide by the Constitution. Even if that means enforcing our rights of nullification of all unconstitutional federal mandates and legislation. If our representatives are unable to fulfill their Constitutional obligations, we must remove them and replace them with those who will support the Constitution in its entirety.

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master” (George Washington)

Liberty lost? Respect, never trust…

On March 23, 1775, exactly 235 years to the day before the Health Care Reform bill was signed into law, one of the most influential and radical advocates of the American Revolution, Patrick Henry closed his speech  on that day with these words:   Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God!  I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Liberty … Have you lost your Liberty?  Regardless of what you may think or feel, recent unconstitutional legislation, passed and signed into law, can give you no other answer to the question, have you lost your Liberty ?  Yes, yes you have lost a major part of your personal liberties and freedom guaranteed to you by the Constitution and by our Creator granted to us at birth.

Our current Congress and Administration are doing all they can to “Force” their agenda and ill will upon us all.

So what are we to do about this?    I ask you, what are you going to do to help save our Republic, of the people, by the people?  What are you willing to sacrifice to regain your lost freedom and liberties?

Are you going to live your life, day to day, business as usual?  Or are you going to make a stand , as I am and tell your government… Enough,  No more.

I ask everyone who wants to live in a Free Republic to seriously think about our nation and what bleak future awaits us if we don’t make a major change and elect candidates who support Freedom, Liberty, Free Markets and Limited Government.

I was brought up to respect authority, but to always question authority and to never trust the government.  Today, with our current situation, I have trouble even trying to respect our hubris infected government.   Honesty and Integrity are the cornerstones that respect is built upon.  I feel that our elected representatives must possess these characteristics to be fit to hold office.   Sadly, there is no more than a handful in our government that  would even come close.  We must remedy this and elect people who will listen to their constituents and respond through actively supporting and defending our Constitution and our unalienable rights to Freedom and Liberty.

In closing, Please become active in the election process. Vote in those who best represent you and let them know that you will hold them accountable.  We the people are wide awake now, with our eyes wide open.

For Liberty!

David Kelly