Issue # 163 – October 14, 2011
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THE SHERIFF - MORE POWER THAN THE PRESIDENT
For many years, the people‘s attention in the Battle for America has been directed toward the federal government and its offices. Candidates
stand for the House and the Senate. Patriotic groups publish voting records of incumbents. Considerable time, effort and money are expended in
support of candidates for President. After decades of such commendable activity, the record shows it is an utter failure. The danger to the nation is
worse than it ever was.
For many of those years, Republicrud bosses whined that if the people would only give them control of the federal government, they would
undo Democrud damage and restore Free Enterprise. Finally, the people gave it to them. Remember? The Republicruds controlled the House, the
Senate and the Oval Office long enough to turn the country around. What happened? The Republicruds made our problems much worse. Their
spending made the profligate drunken sailor look like Scrooge. They deserved it when the people kicked them out. They lost all credibility.
Yes, there is Dr. Ron Paul. But Dr. No is a political aberration. Time and again, he stands alone. He has neither men‘s room problems nor
woman problems. He doesn‘t take congressional retirement. He actually returns ―money‖ (computer entries) to the federal treasury. He proposes
abolishing the Fed and the income tax and replacing them with nothing. In foreign affairs he suggests that we mind our own business. Imagine! But,
again, he is an aberration.
Why? Certainly one reason has to be that we ship the successful congressional candidate off to the District of Corruption. However good the
new congressman may have been when he or she boarded the plane to the District; he is subjected to intoxicating blandishments when he arrives in
the enemy camp.
Soon, he succumbs to the blandishments, maybe even making himself blackmailable, and begins to vote as the party boss says, without even
reading the bills. Instead of representing the people of his congressional district in the District of Criminals, he represents the D.C. to the C.D. He or
she now is one of the boys or the girls. It has happened hundreds of times.
So, if the long, heroic effort to elect federal legislators has failed, does there remain any governmental Horatius who can stand in the gap;
who can lead the Battle for America and restore the Constitution? There is. Lock and load, mount up and prepare for the return of the sheriff.
My guess is that in the minds of many Americans the sheriff is an antiquated figure who lives in the movies. In the older movies he is the
hero; he is Gary Cooper in ―High Noon,‖ awaiting the train that will bring killer Frank Miller back to town. In the new ones, he is the southern
sheriff, even bigger than Rosie O‘Donnell, sneering, sadistic, racist, violent, etc. He has no modern relevance.
But now here comes Sheriff Richard Mack, elected and re-elected in Graham County, Arizona, where he served for eight years. During his
tenure, three federal agents came to a meeting of Arizona sheriffs and told them in certain terms how they would be dragooned as unpaid federal
bureaucrats and administer the new, federal Brady gun registration law.
The law was named of course for Ronald Reagan‘s press secretary, who was severely wounded in the immensely suspicious attempt to
assassinate the President. Since then, Mrs. Brady has become a leader of the campaign for Nazi gun confiscation. I don‘t know whether she was as
crazy before the shootings as she is now. Just one more increment of lunacy and they would have to lock her up.
Richard Mack and the other Arizona sheriffs at the meeting rebelled. Sheriff Richard says the language he heard – in which he did not
participate – could not be repeated in the presence of genteel Christian ladies, so we can‘t tell you here what the sheriffs said. But Sheriff Mack did
take the government to court. He sued the United States, and Sheriff Jay Printz of Montana joined him as plaintiff.
On June 27th, 1997, the sheriffs won; in Printz v. U.S. (521 U.S. 898) the U.S. Supreme Court struck Brady down. Associate Justice
Antonin Scalia wrote the ruling for the Court, in which he explained our system of government at length. The justly revered system of checks and
balances is the key:
―. . . The great innovation of this design was that ‗our citizens would have two political capacities, one state and one federal, each protected
from incursion by the other‘‖ – ―a legal system unprecedented in form and design, establishing two orders of government, each with its own direct
relationship, its own privity, its own set of mutual rights and obligations to the people who sustain it and are governed by it.‖ (P. 920)
Scalia quotes President James Madison, ―father‖ of the Constitution: ―[T]he local or municipal authorities form distinct and independent
portions of the supremacy, no more subject, within their respective spheres, to the general authority than the general authority is subject to them,
within its own sphere.‖ The Federalist, No. 39 at 245.
Again and again, Justice Scalia pounds the point home (page 921): ―This separation of the two spheres is one of the Constitution‘s structural
protections of liberty: ‗Just as the separation and independence of the coordinate branches of the Federal Government serve to prevent the
accumulation of excessive power in any one branch, a healthy balance of power between the States and the Federal Government will reduce the risk
of tyranny and abuse from either front.‘. . .‖ Gregory, 501 U.S. at 458.
He quotes President Madison again: ―In the compound republic of America, the power surrendered by the people is first divided between
two distinct governments, and then the portion allotted to each subdivided among distinct and separate departments. Hence a double security arises
to the rights of the people. The different governments will control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself.‖ (P. 922)
No one could make this any clearer. The primary purpose of the Fathers was to prevent someone from grabbing all the power. When that
happens, they knew, the result is arbitrary, confiscatory, government, the kind Tom Jefferson described in the Declaration of Independence. We
would call it totalitarian.
Madison explains: ―The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many,
and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.‖ Federalist No. 48, February 1, 1788.
To prevent that from happening, they divided the power. First, they divided the federal power into three parts: the executive, the legislative
and the judicial. They would bicker among themselves, so that no one of them could seize all the power the Constitution grants to the federal
The Founders divided the power even more. They set the limited power the Constitution grants the ―general authority,‖ Madison‘s term for
the federal government, against the vast residual powers of the states. Each sphere of government, state and federal, would be supreme in its own
sphere. Neither could control the other. Each protects itself from intervention by the other. Each has its own laws and rules.
Madison says this: ―Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the
existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the
enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.‖ Loc. Cit.
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What does all this mean today in the Battle for America? Sheriff Mack says it proves that the sheriff is the highest governmental authority in
his county. Within that jurisdiction – inside his county – the sheriff has more power than the governor of his state. Indeed, the sheriff has more
power in his county than the President of the United States. In his county, he can overrule the President and kick his people out. Remember, the
President has few and limited powers.
What? The sheriff can do that? He‘s not just a character in a movie? That‘s right. Not only can the sheriff do that; sheriffs have already done
that, more than once. Most Americans are not aware of that because lying, conspiracy scumbags like Rush Humbug, Shallow Sean Hannitwerp and
Hugh Blewitt (a lawyer) etc., haven‘t told them.
Remember, the office of sheriff has a pedigree so long, we are not positive about when it was created. We think it was in the Ninth Century
in England. We do know that each land district, or ―shire,‖ was governed by a ―reeve.‖ The sheriff of Nottingham became famous. At first, the king
appointed them. With few exceptions, our American shire reeves are elected by the people.
In 1997, in Nye County, Nevada, federal agents arrived to seize cattle that belonged to rancher Wayne Hage. The sheriff gave them a
choice: skedaddle or be arrested. They skedaddled. The cows stayed where they were. Wyoming sheriffs have told federal agencies they must check
with the respective sheriff before they serve any papers, make any arrests or confiscate any property.
In Idaho, a 74-year-old rancher shot an endangered gray wolf which had killed one of his calves. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent
three armed agents to serve a warrant. Lemhi County Sheriff Brett Barslou said that was ―inappropriate, heavy-handed and dangerously close to
excessive force.‖ More than 500 people turned out for a rally in the small towns of Challis and Salmon to support the sheriff and the rancher and to
tell the federal government to back off.
While Richard Mack was sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, a bridge washed out. Parents had to drive twenty six miles to get their kids to
school half a mile across the river. But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wouldn‘t fix it. First they had to do an ―environmental impact study,‖ to
replace a bridge already there. They were in no hurry. The study would take a mere ten years.
The people‘s suffering reached the board of supervisors. The board voted to dredge the river and fix the bridge. The feds warned that they
would be fined $50,000 per day if they tried. The supervisors hesitated. Sheriff Mack promised them and the workers protection and pledged to call
out a posse for the purpose if necessary. They built the bridge and the Corps of Engineers faded. The board never paid a dime.
So the long dormant spirit of America is reviving. The states are beginning to adopt Tenth Amendment resolutions, using powers they have
always had. The people are restoring our long unbalanced constitutional system. There is something ―blowin‘ in the wind,‖ but it isn‘t what Bob
Dylan thought it was. Recently, Sheriff Mack addressed 570 people in Fredericksburg, Texas. He reports that the reception was ―beyond fantastic.‖
What can you do? For once we are not just complaining. There is a plan. I do not argue that you should forget about Congress. Not at all; if
you see an opportunity there, take it. Always remember that right now it is run by people like Barney the Bugger of Taxachusetts, who will be
elected by moronth in hith dithtrict until he dieth of AIDS.
Most of the time, when you approach your congressman, you come to complain. In the new crusade, you will approach your sheriff and tell
him that he is not only handsome, charming and overwhelmingly masculine, but also that he has powers he may not be aware of. You have come to
tell him what they are and to back him up. My guess is, when you tell him that, he will not kick you out.
Tell him you expect him to return the courtesy when the Nazis come from the District of Criminals to get the guns. Tell him you are ready
in a minute to serve under his direction in a posse. He will not move to Washington and be corrupted. He will stay there with you. Show him the ten
orders the Oath Keepers will not obey. The Oath Keepers are retired and active duty military and police. Their web site is oath-
keepers.blogspot.com. The first order they promise to disobey is an order to disarm you.
Put him together with Sheriff Mack. You will find him at sheriffmack.com. His telephone numbers are 928 792-4340 and 928 792-3888.
Bring the sheriff to your town to speak. He will explain all this. Invite your own sheriff. At the meeting I attended, the local sheriff and chief of
police were there and loved what they heard. No one dislikes hearing how important he is.
What if your sheriff is stupid or a federal factotum? That is what you will find in many big cities. I once interviewed Los Angeles County
Sheriff Peter Pitchess, who said no one should have a hand gun. I asked him how a five foot lady alone in bed could defend herself from a rapist.
Realizing he was perilously close to making himself look even dumber than he did usually, Pitchess conceded she could have a long gun.
I brightened. A street sweeper isn‘t really the best weapon for close quarters, but it would give the lady a chance. Unfortunately, Pitchess
added the word, ―unloaded.‖ I asked him what that five foot lady with an unloaded shotgun could do against a six foot rapist. A police captain sat
beside Pitchess during the interview. His job was to extricate Peter from the jams he persisted on getting himself into. The police captain extruded a
barrage of miasma. It was effective. I did not get an answer.
In such cases, says Sheriff Mack, move to a county where the sheriff is receptive. Many more will be. For instance, in Texas there are 254
counties. Each has a sheriff. If it is feasible to do so, run for sheriff yourself. Even your wife will be impressed when she sees you with a hog leg on
your hip and a star on your vest. Imagine the intense joy of meeting IRS Communists or BATFE Nazis at the county line and denying them
The Battle for America will be decided in your county at your front door. If you act now, later you will not need to ―fill your hand.‖
The church, once one of the most ardent supporters
and vocal advocates of individual liberty has been
rendered virtually insignificant in the fight to sustain the
concept of human freedom.
Its silence has been bought and paid for with their tax
exempt status. Considering how far we have strayed from
our founding principles and how far we have slid down the
hole into socialist despotism,
We the People – Alabama
have to ask the question:
Was it worth it?
The latest design from Gov‘t Motors
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WHEN THE PEOPLE LOSE ALL FAITH IN THEIR GOVERNMENT
Running roughshod over the people by manipulating laws, transforming our system of government, destroying our currency, our economic and
military superiority and generally forcing the people to accept a lower standard of living in order to make the rest of the world feel more equal to America,
may seem like a good idea to the elites in charge, until the people lose all trust, faith and confidence in their government.
When the people determine once and for all, that their government is not their friend, but rather the greatest modern threat to American peace,
prosperity and liberty, the rules of the game are going to change dramatically.
Once the people reach a point where they no longer trust anyone in their government, when every government action from the Executive, Judicial and
Legislative branches seem just another lie intended to manipulate the masses into compliance, the people‘s complacency will morph into unbridled rage in
an instant. With nothing but liberty left to lose, the people will do whatever it takes to reclaim their freedom and deal with those so bold as to directly and
overtly assault them.
How smart is it for the political elite to push Americans into that corner, and how close are we to this moment of truth?
AMERICA IS NOT THE MIDDLE EAST
Manipulating the people of the Middle East into a so-called ―democratic uprising‖ was easy for Obama‘s U.S. State Department. It was a classic
Alinsky Rules for Radicals community organizing op and in parts of the world populated by uneducated people accustomed to living under the boot of
brutal dictatorships, with no experience in freedom, liberty or self-reliance, it was a walk in the park for modern Marxists at the helm of U.S. foreign policy.
Even though many American citizens easily fall for the same tricks today, most Americans don‘t. Many have been forced to answer their own
questions over the last few years, researching and becoming familiar with things such as the Cloward-Piven Strategy being followed to the letter by the
current DC regime.
Americans are cut from the cloth of freedom and liberty. They have never lived under anyone‘s boot. They are a peaceful bunch, so long as you don‘t
try pushing them around. But when push comes to shove.
DON'T TREAD ON ME!
On most days, the average American is focused on making a living, raising a family, enjoying the fruits of their labor and the freedom and liberty
endowed by our Creator. But when the policies of government directly interfere with the life style that Americans have taken for granted all of their lives,
daily routines take a back seat to the preservation of the American Dream.
Americans are a hopeful bunch, no matter the circumstances or odds. They will hope for a better tomorrow no matter what. When they deem that the
best hope for tomorrow rests in their own hands rather than in the hands of those who failed to govern wisely, they will take the necessary actions to protect
After all, in America, the people are the government. Politicians are only temporary servants of the people, who are easily and often replaced. The
people are America. Yet the elites not forget.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to
alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem
most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Tread on me at the risk of your own peril… That‘s the message!
A GOVERNMENT BASED ON BLATANT LIES
Sadly, our government now has such a consistent track record of blatant lies that very few American trust anything that drips from the lips of
government officials today.
• Our military action in Libya is not a ‗no-fly zone‖ operation, it is an unconstitutional war intended to topple the Libyan government.
• The economic stimulus spending is not designed to return America to free-market prosperity, but rather to destroy any chance of future free-market
• The mortgage crisis was not created by bad lenders; it was created by bad federal government lending requirements, which still persist today.
• Our debt crisis was not caused by greedy rich capitalists who do not pay their fair share in taxes; it was caused by more than seventy years of gross
irresponsible government mismanagement that far exceeds the crimes of Bernie Madoff.
• President Obama issued a second false birth certificate after swearing for two-and a half years that the first forged COLB was his birth certificate, an
outright lie, twice.
• Natural Born Citizen does not mean ―born in Hawaii.‖ It means born the natural blood offspring of legal U.S. citizen father, and Obama does not pass
the test. But nobody in the press will ask the right question – was his daddy ever a legal U.S. citizen?
• Democrats did not free the slaves, they fought against it. Republicans freed the slaves.
• Patriotic Americans are not terrorists; the people who fear American patriots are terrorists.
• Our government does not work to free people; it works to enslave people.
• The people don‘t answer to the government; the government answers to the people.
• Our immigration system is not broken; it‘s simply not enforced. A direct violation of constitutional law and U.S. sovereignty and security, and yet
We may or may not have recently killed Osama Bin Laden. The people trust nothing that their government tells them today and that‘s because their
government has a track record of lying to the people all day, every day, on every issue.
Patriotic Americans have been sending a clear message to Washington DC elites for a few years now, stop the lies and stop destroying our country. But
Washington DC still isn‘t listening, even after the 2010 landslide shift in legislative power.
THOSE WHO MAKE PEACEFUL REVOLUTION IMPOSSIBLE
There are two sides to this famous JFK quote and both sides must be heeded.
―Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.‖ – This might be the most important statement ever made by
John F. Kennedy. It is certainly the most unavoidably true statement he ever made.
If American patriots make it impossible for the current regime to complete their anti-American mission peacefully, forever altering our form of
government into some insane international social justice experiment, I predict that they will become violent towards the American people in order to
complete their revolution. They will do worse than they condemn Middle East regimes for doing today.
On the other hand, if the ruling class legal beagles persist in denying the people any peaceful remedy to the tyrannical theft of their country, I expect
that sooner or later, the people will resort to violence as well. JFK‘s point well made – on both sides of the battle for the future of America - ―Those who
make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.‖
WITHOUT CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED
Our government is legitimate only when it operates with the vast consent of the governed. Today, more than 60% of Americans opposes pretty much
everything going on in Washington DC.
• More than 70% want an immediate stop to deficit spending and debt building. • 59% want federal funding cut off to illegal aliens and sanctuary
cities. • 57% want ObamaCare repealed in total. • Only 1 in 4 have an overall favorable view of their federal government. • 57% believe America has been
changed for the worse. • More than 75% still disapprove of congress even after the 2010 election. • Only 26% strongly support Obama. • Less than 40% of
citizens trust either Eric Holder or Janet Napolitano. • Less than 40% trust the U.S. Supreme Court.
The bottom line here is that citizens are fast losing faith, trust and confidence in their elected servants and that is largely due to a steady diet of overt
lies from those servants, their anti-American policies and a total disregard for the will of the people or consent of the governed.
Worse yet, they are losing hope that there is any peaceful solution to the intentional dismantling of everything they believe in.
When the people lose total faith and all hope in a peaceful solution, nobody is going to like what happens next, least of all the governing elite.
What they thought they could control with fancy teleprompter speeches full of lies or carefully crafted violations of the rule of law aimed at silencing
their critics, will in the end, make the uprisings in the Middle East look like a day at Disney.
No American in his or her right mind would call for or hope for violence as a solution to anything. But when liberty is the only thing left to lose, and
no peaceful remedies exist, violence becomes just as predictable as JFK suggested.
Like most Americans, I had hoped to live a full life without ever seeing this day come in my country. But when all peaceful means of preserving
freedom fail, freedom will be preserved by any methods available.
I‘m afraid that the ruling class elite have overlooked the reality that Americans are cut from the cloth of freedom and liberty. No matter to odds, no
matter the cost, Americans will be free. For if Americans are not free, no man, women or child on earth will be free.
The outcome is certain, but the cost is not yet known. My hope is that the people will act peacefully, before only violent options remain.
I pray that the ruling elite come to their senses and realize that when the people lose all faith in the system the rulers have destroyed, the rules of
engagement have changed as well. May God have no mercy on their souls if they push Americans into that corner? The day of reckoning draws near.
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The Undeclared War on the US
The Madison Institute Association
Ignoring the Elephant in the Room has Consequences
There are none so blind as those that will not see.‖ Matthew Henry (1662-1714) It is shocking that the citizens of the US either cannot see,
or will not talk about, those actions taking place to overthrow our country that are happening right now. Anyone who does even a cursory study of
the fall of any one of a number of countries that have turned socialist / communist through the ‗color revolution‘ process can see the same patterns
here in the US. Make no mistake about it: The United States is under attack by domestic socialists/communists that seek to destroy our country.
Our Founding Fathers warned us of ‗domestic enemies‘ out to destroy our Republic, but those warnings have been ignored. In a recent
article The Madison Institute Association (TMI) noted the fact that there are about 70 known (and open) socialists in Congress plying their socialist
ideals to our country. Those domestic enemies are in plain view, hidden only by the names that they call themselves. The communists hide under
the cover of the ‗socialist‘ label and the socialists hide under the label of ‗progressives‘. Is it any wonder that big government is aggressively
taking over our lives, and their unholy association with unethical businesses (like the central bankers) is speeding our country to a fascist hell?
Sometime last year TMI asked a lady from Venezuela to speak regarding the overthrow of that country from a democratic model to the
current socialist/communist model that it now employs. She was there when it happened, and had friends shot in the streets. In the course of the
discussions it was clear that the socialist leaders fully intended to use the Venezuelan lower economic class in a war against the middle and upper
class that would result in a socialist Venezuela. The idea was to foment discord in the lower class by painting the middle and upper class as greedy,
and responsible for their lower station in life. In truth a primary target was the smaller businesses and middle class property owners that were
eventually run out of the country. Laws were passed contrary to the Venezuelan constitution to expand the control of the government over both
people and industry. This was done with the help of unions, the media, and military/police forces.
Anyone with half a brain and one eye can see that is exactly what is happening in the United States. The same socialist machine that
toppled Venezuela is working here in the US, only the players are different.
In the beginning the people in Venezuela tried to organize to fight this overthrow, but they started too late and never mounted a serious
opposition to the Chavez communist movement. Now the people in Venezuela are led by a narcissistic, lying despot that is hell bent on taking
control of the rest of the country. Crime and government corruption have skyrocketed and people have adopted the mindset that those who have
material wealth must ‗share‘ with those who don‘t – and if they don‘t then it‘s ok to steal it from them.
Medical care is free, but it takes a long time to see a doctor and the quality of care is very poor. There are permanent and chronic shortages
of medicines and those who have money go out of the country to get quality health care.
The fall of Venezuela was a clarion call to the citizens of the United States to act now, to organize now, and to oppose socialism with all the
energy they can muster – or they and their children and grandchildren will live in a socialist hell. Their minds and souls will be drenched in
communist dogma, and Our Christian God will be gradually taken from them. They will bear the hardship of hard work without a future, endure
the abuse of corrupt government officials, their property will be taken from them, and they will suffer the pain of disease or injury without
treatment. Liberties will no longer be a God-given right, but will be only given at the pleasure of the government.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed. - Vladimir Lenin
When will Americans (you) stand up and fight for their (your) liberties? Will it be too late?
The Goal is to Keep the Poor in Poverty Break the Bonds of Tyranny
The threshold for determining if a family is living below the poverty level in 2011 is an
income of $22,350 per year for a family of four. Keep this number in mind as we take a brief look Was a win at the ballot box in November
at some older poverty numbers. This will shock you. Well, maybe it won’t. We’ve come to expect 2010 enough? Will a repeat performance in
gross incompetence from our government officials, and that’s the problem. 2012 assure us of a free and prosperous nation
In 1982, the total U.S. welfare bill at all levels of government (federal, state, and local) and turn back the clock on 100+ years of the
came to $403 billion. If we take figures from the Bureau of the Census (August 1984) which state progressive encroachment and erosion of our
that the number of people living in poverty in the U.S. was 15.2 percent of the population or 35.3 Liberties? If we were to sweep all of our favored
million people, an amazing fact emerges. Had we simply divided the 403 billion dollars this nation
candidates into office, would this be enough?
spent on poverty at every level of government among the estimated number of poor people, each
poor person could have received $11,133. Once the crisis of the moment has
For a family of four, this would have totaled $44,532. (Remember the above number for subsided, we shall rightfully feel a sense of
2011: $22,350. That’s about half of what was being spent in 1982!) Since the official poverty level satisfaction while we bask in the warmth of our
per family for that year was $9,287, it is clear that America’s fight against poverty involves accomplishment.
enormous overhead costs. Most of the tax dollars collected to fight poverty end up as Thomas Do not be lulled into this false sense of
Sowell notes, ―in the pockets of highly paid administrators, consultants, and staff as well as higher- security!
income recipients of benefits from programs advertised as anti-poverty efforts.‖ Clearly, the bucket Our achievement will have won us a
used to carry money from the pockets of the taxpayer to the poor is leaking badly. Many think the
temporary reprieve only, and all of our efforts
real beneficiaries of liberal social programs are not the poor and disadvantaged but the members
of the governmental bureaucracy who administer the program. shall come to naught if we do not take them to
Those who administer these programs have a vested interest in their survival and their logical conclusion by establishing such
expansion. Winning the war on poverty is not the goal, perpetuating the programs is. ―Less than 25 measures as to secure our future happiness.
percent of all the tax dollars allocated to fight poverty at every level of government reaches the Liberty requires eternal vigilance as the history
poor. The other 75 percent goes to pay overhead.‖ of recent decades proves.
Advocates of ―social justice‖ programs implemented by the State at the expense of the We shall likely never have the opportunity
mainly productive members of society will claim that there are success stories. Few would dispute afforded us at this moment in time to
the claim. When so much money is being poured into these programs, someone is bound to
conclusively and decisively win the war against
benefit. But if that same money — including the revenue lost in overhead expenditures that never
reach the poor — were saved, invested, and spent instead of taxed, many more people would Tyranny. We can be certain that when we relax
benefit, and we would have fewer social-welfare slaves. our efforts even for a moment, Tyranny's forces
Liberals need poor people and the programs that keep the poor in poverty. A perpetual will regroup, resume their former slow and
underclass insures that liberal do-gooders will get re-elected. The worst of them are poverty pimps steady pace, and continue to march us onward to
like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Maxine Waters. Their call for more spending will only make total enslavement and bondage.
their fellow-blacks more dependent on the State, all the while blaming the ―rich‖ for their Tyranny, in the form of the Progressive
misfortune. Movement, is a cancer and blight upon our
nation. It has infected us to such a degree that it
has inserted itself into every aspect of our lives.
It is, in fact, so malignant and widespread that it
is about to kill its host -Our Great Nation!
Electing representatives with an "R" behind
their name is not going to cure the patient; this
form of treatment will only send the cancer into
temporary remission. The cancer will be back,
and when it returns it will be ten-fold more
deadly than before. The removal of this hideous
form of cancer requires immediate surgery.
The cancer must be cut out or the patient
will die. And radical surgery in the form of
constant citizen oversight of government will be
needed in order to effectively and permanently
remove the cancer.
We the People – Alabama Minuteman Reports Newsletter
Issue #163 11-10-14 Page 5
17 Facts That Prove the Average American Family
Is Getting Pulverized By This Economy
How in the world does the average American family survive in this economy? The median household income is a little bit less
than $50,000 a year right now. So let's call that about $4000 a month. But before any of that money gets spent, you have to take out
at least $1000 in taxes, or as it should rightfully be called, extortion payments to the government. That leaves about $3000 a month
to pay all the bills with. With that $3000 you have to pay the mortgage (or rent), make the car payments, make the student loan
payments, pay for power and water, pay for health insurance, pay for home insurance, pay for car insurance, pay the phone bill, pay
the Internet bill and pay the cable bill.
On top of all that, every member of the family needs three meals a day and the cars need to be filled up with gasoline or they
won't go anywhere. Of course I haven't even mentioned expenses that don't happen every month such as car and house repairs or new
shoes. No wonder so many families are feeling so financially stressed!
The truth is that American families are getting squeezed harder than they have been in ages. The number of good jobs is
declining, incomes are going down, and the cost of living just keeps going up. And if things don‘t change, it will only get worse.
The following are 17 facts that prove that the average American family is getting absolutely pulverized by this
#1 The cost of a health insurance policy for the average American family rose by a whopping 9 percent last year. According to
a report put out by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, the average family health
insurance policy now costs over $15,000 a year. How in the world can most families afford that? Yes, in many cases employers are
paying for at least a portion of that, but still that seems absolutely outrageous.
#2 Due to rising costs, a lot of employers are completely getting rid of health plans for their employees. In fact, the percentage
of Americans covered by employer-based health plans has fallen for 11 years in a row.
#3 The number of uninsured Americans continues to rise. Things have gotten so bad that an all-time record 49.9 million
Americans do not have any health insurance at all.
#4 At this point, most American families are tapped out financially. According to the U.S. Labor Department, incomes and
spending were both down for the second straight year in 2010.
#5 At the same time, the employment picture continues to look worse with each passing month. According to the U.S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics, the number of layoffs in the United States was up 14 percent in August.
#6 Even if you do have a job that doesn't mean that you are doing much more than surviving. According to Paul Osterman, a
professor of economics at MIT, approximately 20 percent of all employed Americans are making $10.65 an hour or less.
#7 The amount of debt that the average American family has piled up is absolutely staggering. The median yearly wage in the
United States is just $26,261, but the average American household is carrying $75,600 in debt.
#8 Consumer confidence is extremely low right now. If the U.S. economy was in good shape, the Consumer Confidence Index
would be up around 90. Instead, it is sitting at 45.4.
#9 Nearly every recent survey shows that the American people are feeling really depressed about the economy right now. In
fact, one poll found that 80 percent of them believe that we are actually still in a recession.
#10 Many consumers are seriously starting to cut back on spending again, and that is not a good sign for the U.S.
economy. According to one recent study, 40 percent of all Americans have cut back on their spending within the last 60 days.
#11 It certainly does not help that millions of good jobs have been shipped out of the country. Sadly, the trend of off shoring
our jobs is going to continue to accelerate if something is not done. According to Professor Alan Blinder of Princeton University, 40
million more U.S. jobs could be sent offshore over the next two decades.
#12 There is a lot of fear in the workforce right now. According to Gallup, 30 percent of all employed Americans are worried
that they will be laid off soon.
#13 Today, there are 5.9 million Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 that are living with their parents. That is putting an
even greater strain on the budgets of many families.
#14 American families have gotten very accustomed to using plastic to pay for things. Today, the average U.S. household has
13 different credit cards.
#15 Many American families are not making it at all in this economy. Last year, 2.6 million more Americans dropped into
poverty. That was the largest increase that we have seen since the U.S. government began keeping statistics on this back in 1959.
#16 For many American families, living on food stamps has become a way of life. Today, there are more than 45 million
Americans on food stamps and we keep setting a brand new record almost every single month.
#17 Things have gotten so bad that many American families are selling off whatever they can in order to survive. For
example, down in Florida hundreds of people have been selling off their burial plots in an attempt to raise cash. The following is an
excerpt from a local news report about this new trend....
―Sellers are posting online, using burial plot brokers, and also funeral homes to market the real estate. Some of
those advertisements show single plots starting at about $1,000, while family plots can go for up to $50,000.‖
Most American families are living in a state of almost constant financial stress. Way too many parents are spending way too
many sleepless nights wondering how in the world they will be able to keep their heads above water for another month. Very few
families seem to have "extra money" for stuff these days. Yeah, there are the "privileged few", but most people are really struggling
to get by. In America today, if you are able to keep your home from being foreclosed and you are able to put food on the table and
clothes on the backs of your family then you are doing pretty good. Sadly, as our current economic crisis deepens, the average
American family is going to have an even more difficult time trying to survive financially.
The more government at all levels interferes with the economy and controls our personal lives, the worse things seem to get.
And this is true, not just during the current recession, but over the last several decades, which can only be attributed to government
incompetence or is being manipulated by design.
We the People – Alabama
Have invited Sheriff Richard Mack to come to Alabama and speak to as many of Alabama‘s County Sheriffs as we can get to attend.
We are in the process of sending a letter of introduction and a copy of Sheriff Mack‘s book ―The County Sheriff – America’s Last Hope‖
to each of Alabama‘s 67 County Sheriffs.
The specifics of this event will be published as they are finalized.
We the People – Alabama Minuteman Reports Newsletter
Issue #163 11-10-14 Page 6
Olive Garden: “American Flag Display America the beautiful,
or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride;
Would Disrupt the Dining Experience” I'm glad they'll never see.
from “The Blaze” Babies piled in dumpsters,
Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty;
your house is on the sand.
Our children wander aimlessly
poisoned by cocaine
choosing to indulge their lusts,
when God has said abstain.
From sea to shining sea,
our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love
and a need to always pray.
We've kept God in our temples,
how callous we have grown.
When earth is but His footstool,
and Heaven is His throne.
We've voted in a government
that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless Judges
who throw reason out the door.
Too soft to place a killer
80-year-old Marti Warren thought she was doing a good thing recently when she booked a local Olive in a well deserved tomb,
Garden restaurant in Oxford, Alabama, to host a Kiwanis club awards banquet. The chapter president got a rude But brave enough to kill a baby
awakening the night of the gathering, however, when restaurant staff refused to allow her to bring an American before he leaves the womb.
flag inside the restaurant. __________
Warren, who lived through World War II and was later part of her local desegregation movement, said, You think that God's not angry,
―This is not my country. This is not my country I grew up with.‖ that our land is moral slums?
The justly outraged Warren told WBRC-TV, ―I was so angry. I felt like I had been slapped in the face‖: How much longer will He wait
That slap came from the Oxford Olive Garden. One hour before the Golden K Kiwanis club‗s awards before His judgment comes?
banquet the restaurant manager told Warren she couldn‘t bring in their banner or even an American flag. ―I said How are we to face our God,
having known this earlier you can bet we never would have eaten here. And I said if we had time we would have from Whom we cannot hide ?
gone to McDonald‘s because we know they are American all the way through,‖ said Warren What then is left for us to do,
In response, Olive Garden‘s parent company, Orlando-based Darden Restaurants, said in a statement: but stem this evil tide ?
―Like all Americans we have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for the American flag and __________
everything it symbolizes. In fact, we periodically provide American flag collar pins to our employees to wear If we who are His children,
while serving our guests. We understand and appreciate the way some people have reacted to the situation in will humbly turn and pray;
Oxford and we‘re very sorry if this decision has caused them any concern. The Oxford Olive Garden does not Seek His holy face
have a private dining area. To be fair to everyone and avoid disrupting the dining experience for all other guests, and mend our evil way:
they‘re unable to accommodate flags or banners of any type in the dining room.‖ Then God will hear from Heaven;
It has been reported to We the People – Alabama that many people in the Oxford area are now and forgive us of our sins,
boycotting Olive Garden. He'll heal our sickly land
and those who live within.
Olive Garden has every right to establish whatever policies they deem appropriate, however, We the __________
People have every right to do the same. As individuals, we vote every time we spend a dollar. We can But, America the Beautiful,
either vote to keep inferior products in production and policies we don‘t agree with in place… or not! If you don't - then you will see,
In fact, We the People have more power to influence things and actually make a difference every time A sad but Holy God
we spend a dollar than we do at the voting booth every 2 years. withdraw His hand from Thee.
The choice is yours.
We the People - Alabama ~~ Author Unknown ~~
Diebold voting machines can be hacked by remote control
From the Los Angeles Times
A laboratory shows how an e-voting machine used by a third of all voters
can be easily manipulated. * 40% of all workers in L. A. County, population 10.2 million,
are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they
It could be one of the most disturbing e-voting machine hacks to
are mostly illegal immigrants working without a green card.
date. Voting machines used by as many as a quarter of American voters
* 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegals.
heading to the polls in 2012 can be hacked with just $10.50 in parts and
an 8th grade science education, according to computer science and
* 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are
security experts at the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne illegal aliens.
National Laboratory in Illinois. * Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal
The experts say the newly developed hack could change voting alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal , whose births were paid for by
results while leaving absolutely no trace of the manipulation behind. taxpayers.
"We believe these man-in-the-middle attacks are potentially possible * Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are
on a wide variety of electronic voting machines," said Roger Johnston, Mexican nationals here illegally.
leader of the assessment team "We think we can do similar things on * Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living
pretty much every electronic voting machine." in garages.
The Argonne Lab, run by the Department of Energy, has the mission * The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are
of conducting scientific research to meet national needs. The Diebold most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
Accuvote voting system used in the study was loaned to the lab's * Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
scientists by VelvetRevolution.us. Velvet Revolution received the machine * 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.
from a former Diebold contractor. * In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English,
3.9 million speak Spanish.
To restore and maintain the credibility of the voting process, state legislatures
must return to the use of paper ballots and the verifiable hand counting of votes.
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29%
are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States' annual
population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and
Silence is Consent New York) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in
federal prisons are illegal aliens.
―As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs through these We are fools and deserve what we get
veins I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write and to publish whatever I
please on any subject‖ for letting this continue
Elijah Parish Lovejoy (1807 – 1837)
We the People – Alabama Minuteman Reports Newsletter
Issue #163 11-10-14 Page 7
The Cost of Socialism
Current European tax rates: If you've started to wonder what the real costs of socialism are going to be, once the full program in
these United States hits your wallet, take a look at the table. As you digest these mind-boggling figures,
United Kingdom keep in mind that in spite of these astronomical tax rates, these countries are still not financing their social
Income Tax: 50% welfare programs exclusively from tax revenues! They are deeply mired in public debt of gargantuan
VAT: 17.5% TOTAL: 67.5% proportions.
France Greece has reached the point where its debt is so huge it is in imminent danger of defaulting. That is
Income Tax: 40% the reason the European economic community has intervened to bail them out. If you‘re following the
VAT: 19.6% TOTAL: 59.6% financial news, you know Spain and Portugal are right behind Greece.
The United States is now heading right down the same path. The VAT tax in the table is the national
Greece sales tax that Europeans pay. Stay tuned because that is exactly what you can expect to see the
Income Tax: 40%
administration proposing after the fall elections. The initial percentage in the United States isn‘t going to be
VAT: 25% TOTAL: 65%
anywhere near the outrageous numbers you now see in Europe. Guess what, the current outrageous numbers
Spain in Europe didn't start out as outrageous either. They started out as miniscule right around the 1% or 2%
Income Tax: 45% where they will start out in the United States. Magically however, they ran up over the years to where they
VAT: 16% TOTAL: 61% are now. Expect the same thing here.
It is an American tradition that with hard work and perseverance, anybody can get ahead economically
here. Do you think that can ever happen with tax rates between 60% and 80%? Think again. With the
Income Tax: 42%
government taking that percentage of your money, your life will be exactly like life in Europe. You will
VAT: 20% TOTAL: 62%
never be able to buy a home. You will never buy a car. You will never send your children to college. Let‘s
Sweden not shuffle the battle cry of the socialists under the rug either. It‘s always the same cry. Equalize income.
Income Tax: 55% Spread the wealth to the poor (whoever they are). Level the economic playing field. Accomplish that and
VAT: 25% TOTAL: 80% everything will be rosy. Not hardly. The poor in America are far better off than the average citizen of
Income Tax: 54.3% Its time to take a really hard look at reality. Greece is a perfect example. Despite the socialism system
VAT: 25% TOTAL: 79.3% that has ruled this country for decades, with a 65% tax rate, they are drowning in public debt, would have
defaulted without hundreds of billions in bailout money, and still 20% of their population lives in
Netherlands poverty. What has all that socialism money bought, besides ultimate power (and wealth) for the politicians
Income Tax: 52% running the show? Do you think these people are "free"? They're not. They are slaves to their economic
VAT: 19% TOTAL: 71% "system."
Denmark And most of the socialist economic systems of Europe are the benevolent ones. With government
Income Tax: 58% agencies like the TSA and IRS, does anyone really think that the American Marxist tyrants are going to be
VAT: 25% TOTAL: 83% benevolent.
Income Tax: 53% Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
VAT: 22% TOTAL: 75% Napolean Bonaparte
Clocks in Heaven
A man died and went to Heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter
at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him.
He asked, "What are all those clocks?"
St. Peter answered, "Those are lie-clocks. Everyone on Earth has a
lie-clock. Every time you lie, the hands on your clock will move."
"Oh", said the man. "Whose clock is that?"
"That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating
she's never told a lie."
"Incredible," said the man. "And whose clock is that one?"
St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands
have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire
We don’t stop playing because we grow old,
"Where's Obama's clock," asked the man?
We grow old because we stop playing.
"His clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."
Olive Garden Update
From the Olive Garden Website
We've had some questions about whether or not guests can bring the American flag into our restaurants. We are very sorry for any
misunderstanding about this issue. We do not have a policy at Olive Garden concerning bringing the American flag into our restaurants. Some
members of our team were misinformed about company policy by our corporate office. As a company we take responsibility for that and we regret
it. We take pride in how we communicate to our restaurants and we are correcting this so it doesn't happen again. Like all Americans we have
nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for the American flag and everything it symbolizes, and we welcome anyone who wishes to bring the
flag into our restaurants. In fact, we periodically provide American flag collar pins to our employees to wear while serving guests.
From Marti Warren's daughter
We won! The senior vice president of operations for Olive Garden is flying to town next week to meet with my mother(Marti Warren) and the
officers of the Kiwanas Club for lunch and a formal apology. They took the blame in all of this and it is being corrected. Americans Flags are now
welcome into their establishments. I spent a lot of hours at this computer and with all of your help and support we got the word out! We Won! The
story is being covered many national news stations now. The Vice President will be here again in November to give a speech to all members of
Kwianais around the state and so forth, accepting responsibility for this inconvenience and to announce the policy is corrected! SO thank you all
who helped me get he word out.
We had room to provide this update on the Olive Garden incident just before we were ready to publish this issue of the newsletter. This
incident illustrates the power of individuals coming together to effect change and how quickly it can happen. Extending that realization through to
its natural conclusion, imagine how quickly we could turn this country around if enough people (not even a majority) got together and demanded it.
We the People - Alabama