Issue # 100 – July 14, 2010
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The Alabama Minuteman Reports Newsletter Celebrates Its 100th Issue
We the People – Alabama have been publishing this newsletter since September of 2009 after the 9/12 March on Washington DC when we felt in necessary to
counter the misleading reports that were being put out by the “lamestream” media at the time. We wound up publishing 26 issues during the last few months of 2009
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To commemorate the 100th issue of the We the People – Alabama Minuteman Reports Newsletter we are going to
include in this issue some of the best articles, commentary and humor from the first 99 issues. This issue will also
provide new readers of this newsletter a good idea of what We the People – Alabama are all about.
Three Kinds of Americans
It has been said that there are 3 kinds of Americans; Looters,
Moochers and Producers. The remark was made by Neal
Boortz who is a radio talk show host out of Atlanta Georgia.
If one thinks about it, that really is a pretty accurate analogy.
The Producers are the ones that go to work every day, pay their
taxes, raise their families and play by the rules. “It is the common fate of the
The Moochers are those that “play the system” for all they can Consciousness: That annoying
indolent to see their rights become a
get out of it and think they are “entitled” to benefit from
someone else’s work, namely the Producers. prey to the active. The condition
time between naps.
And finally, the Looters are the ones that manipulate everything
upon which God hath given liberty to
by taking from the Producers and giving to the Moochers to buy
their support at election time. man is eternal vigilance; which “Those unwilling to
The problem with this scenario is that when the looters and the condition if he break, servitude is at defend freedom should
moochers outnumber the producers then the whole system will
collapse and the socialists will have what they want… once the consequence of his crime have no reasonable
and the punishment of his guilt.”
everyone suffering equally. John Philpot Curran (1750–1817) expectation of keeping it”
Historical Congressional approval rating "Posterity - you will never know how much it
has cost my generation
to preserve your freedom. I hope you will
make good use of it. If
you do not, I shall repent it in Heaven that I
ever took half the
pains to preserve it!"
John Quincy Adams
“Government is like a baby.
An alimentary canal with a big
It is a sad statement on the people’s ability to govern themselves when the representatives they send to appetite at one end and no sense of
Washington get the people’s approval less than half the time for most all of the last 30+ years. Who isn’t
doing their job? Congressional approval ratings are but a reflection of the people’s ability to elect the right
responsibility at the other.”
people to represent them. President Ronald Reagan
The current oath of elected public
office was enacted in 1884:
The Constitution is all about Individual Rights
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I
will support and defend the Constitution
The sole purpose of a constitutionally authorized government is to protect and defend individual rights.
of the United States against all enemies, When it stops doing that and starts restricting individual rights, including the right to freely choose what
foreign and domestic; that I will bear to do with one’s own earnings, it becomes an instrument of tyranny and as such is no longer
true faith and allegiance to the same; constitutionally authorized to govern “by the consent of the governed”.
that I take this obligation freely, without
any mental reservation or purpose of Constitutional laws are enacted only to secure or facilitate a right. The sovereign citizens of the States
evasion; and that I will well and have the right to enact laws that nullify bad federal laws and to secure greater rights for the sovereign
faithfully discharge the duties of the
office on which I am about to enter: So
citizens of that State. If a federal law does not go far enough in securing a right, the citizens of a State
help me God. can pass a law with greater rights than the federal law.
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“The Tenth Amendment contains a very important
concept: anything not required of the government, is
forbidden to the government.”
I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
The possession of arms by the people is the ultimate warrant that
government governs only with the consent of the governed.
"Those who expect to reap the There is a quiet anger boiling in America.
blessings of freedom must, like men, James P. Gannon
undergo the fatigue of supporting it." - It is the anger of millions of hard-working citizens who pay their bills, send in their income
taxes, maintain their homes and repay their mortgage loans -- and see their government reward
- Thomas Paine: those who do not. It is the anger of small town and Middle American folks who have never been to
The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777 Manhattan, who put their savings in a community bank and borrow from a local credit union, who
watch Washington lawmakers and presidents of both parties hand billions in taxpayer bailouts to
"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the the reckless Wall Street titans who brought down the economy in 2008. It is the fury of the
voiceless, the powerless, the ordinary nobodies of Flyover Country who are ridiculed, preached to,
Constitution which granted a right to Congress of
satirized and insulted by the Celebrity Loudmouths of the two Left Coasts, the Jon Stewarts and
expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their
constituents...” — James Madison Keith Olbermanns, the Paul Krugmans and their ilk. It is the salted wound of the millions who see
that ruling Democrats in Congress are not listening to them but are willfully ignoring public
opinion and the verdict of recent elections in passing a huge new health care entitlement when the
existing entitlements of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are already going broke. It is the
frustrating helplessness of citizens who revere the Founding Fathers and the genius of the
Constitution that they wrote, who actually believe the words of the Constitution mean what they
say, not more and not less. They who watch politicians and the courts stretch and bend that
Constitution -- finding "rights" not enumerated, powers never granted, meanings unimagined --
believe that their country is being redefined without their consent.
Most of the angry are not out marching in the streets, waving signs or shouting into bullhorns.
And they are not smashing windows or phoning death threats to politicians. They are simply
waking up angry in the morning, and going to bed angry at night. And their resentment is
multiplied by the media's efforts to portray them all as dangerous, crazy people, and by the effort
of certain Democrats to tar them with brush of violent intent. They are embittered, too, by the
rhetoric of a triumphant president who turns on its head Winston Churchill's heroic attitude
promising defiance in defeat but magnanimity in victory. For a president of a deeply divided
country, defiance in victory is not an endearing posture. It has all the persuasive charm of a Chad
Ochocinco victory dance in the end zone of the opponent's stadium.
These quietly angry people gather in their churches while their religions are called divisive and
their beliefs are labeled as bigotry, and they pray for a better day. They talk among themselves in
their Main Street cafes, at the Rotary club or at their kids' softball games, seeking others who
understand their frustration and will not respond with arrogant dismissal. They are tired of being
It is widespread public apathy that is the single biggest threat to told they are too stupid to understand the country's complex problems, too rooted in the past to find
individual liberty. The loss of freedom is only going to get worse solutions, too selfish to share what they have worked for with everyone else who wants it.
if nothing is done to stop and reverse it. They are not reaching for guns or for pitchforks. They are holding their anger within, waiting
for their time, watching those in power over-reach and over-indulge.
By remaining silent, people condone Their wound is deep, and it will not be salved by more presidential speeches, Congressional
what government does and as such hand-outs, or promises of wonderful things to come. They no longer believe any of that. Their
quiet rage abides, waiting till it can be expressed in that silent place behind the curtain where the
are part of the problem. ballot lists the names that they have now committed to an angry memory.
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had
Changing the Rules never failed a single student before,
but had once failed an entire class.
The recent flap in the media about government wanting to change the guidelines for breast
cancer examination from the current once a year for women over 40 to once every two years
for women under 50 is a good example of what will happen if government is given any
control over the People’s healthcare.
Regardless of where this recommendation came from, it clearly illustrates something that
should be given serious consideration.
The history of government regulation or involvement in anything has shown that
whenever government sets up a program as large as what it wants to do with healthcare, no
matter how well intentioned or noble it sounds in the beginning, it always changes the rules
down the road.
Case in point: Social Security. When the Social Security program was established, That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one
government said it would add 3% to the fund each year to keep the system viable and that the would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
Social Security trust fund would be used for nothing else. As best as can be determined, the The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on
government never added 3% in any year the program has been in existence. In the Obama's plan".
generations since the program began, politicians came up with innovative ways to give
All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade
benefits to people who never paid into the system in order to “buy votes”. And in our lifetime
so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.
in order to make the general fund budget look good to cover excessive spending by
government, some genius came up with the idea of folding the Social Security trust fund into After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
the general fund. As a result, the fund is broke and we now have younger workers paying for The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied
the benefits of current retirees knowing that they will never see a dime of Social Security little were happy.
Social Security is just one example of government bungling of a large intergenerational As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied
program. even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too
so they studied little.
The point is this:
The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
Government cannot be trusted. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all
resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone
All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism
would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to
succeed is great but when government takes all the reward away, no one
will try or want to succeed.
It could not be any simpler than that.
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My wife said, "Whatcha doin today?"
I said, "Nothing." The Gun Is Civilization
Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)
She said, "You did that yesterday." Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If
I said, "I didn't get finished." you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via
argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human
interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force,
The biggest difference between the that's it.
Democrats and the Republicans is In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through
persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only
the spelling. thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it
may sound to some.
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason
and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment
The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal
footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-
year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys
with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or
numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.
There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force
equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns
were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger
to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly
disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat--it has no validity when most of a
mugger's potential marks are armed.
People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young,
There is an important job to be done. the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A
mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where
The important job that is to be done is one that the American people
the state has granted him a force monopoly.
have neglected for decades and that job is the defense of individual
Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that
liberty by keeping government confined to the limitations placed on it
otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways.
by the Constitution.
Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party
As a result, we now have a government that controls virtually every
inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or
aspect of our lives and wants to control more. The insanity of it all is
stones don't constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings
that we are financing our own enslavement.
and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst.
The timely contribution by Terra Wilcox of Owens Crossroads,
The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the
Alabama reminds us of the old story about four people named
weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The
Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody with an important job to
gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the
hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it
Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody
wasn't both lethal and easily employable.
could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got very angry
When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because
about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought
I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced only
Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody would
persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be
not do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when
unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through
Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from
Now that the American people are starting to wake up and realize
the equation... and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
that Nobody is doing the job Everybody should have been doing…
So the greatest civilization is one where all citizens are equally armed and can
What are you going to do? only be persuaded, never forced.
Transmission overheard on the VHF
Houston, We have a “Rightful Liberty is unobstructed action Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz
Problem according to our will within limits drawn while flying from Europe to Dubai.
around us by the equal rights of others. I do not
add “within the limits of the law” because the
law is often but the tyrants will, and always so
when it violates the rights of the individual”
“Find out just what people will quietly submit to and
you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong
which will be imposed on them.” The conversation went like this...
Frederick Douglass Iranian Air Defense Radar: “Unknown
aircraft you are in Iranian airspace.
“Anything expected of the People by Identify yourself.”
government that is born of fraud and/or U.S. Aircraft: “This is a United States
deceit and is only enforceable through the aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.”
use of coercion or force is a violation of the Air Defense Radar: “You are in Iranian
airspace. If you do not depart our
covenant between the People and their airspace we will launch interceptor
“You get the kind of servant government and as such absolves aircraft!”
the people of any obligation to support that U.S. Aircraft: “This is a United States
government you deserve” government.”
Marine Corps FA-18 fighter….. Send
'em up, I'll wait!”
Air Defense Radar: no response .... total
Adrian Rogers, 1931 "The [U.S.] Constitution is a silence
limitation on the government,
"You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the not on private individuals... It
wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without does not prescribe the conduct "It does not require a
working for, another person must work for without receiving. of private individuals, only the
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the conduct of the government... It
majority to prevail,
government does not first take from somebody else. When half is not a charter for government but rather an irate,
of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because power, but a charter of the
the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other citizen's protection against the tireless, minority;
half gets the idea that it does no good to work because government." keen to set brush fires
somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear
Philosopher and novelist
friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot Ayn Rand in people's minds..."
multiply wealth by dividing it." (1905-1982). Samuel Adams
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"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of Failed government Programs
the people who are evil, but because of the people who rd
In our 3 newsletter, dated November 9, 2009, we published an article about failed
don't do anything about it." government programs.
Albert Einstein We are publishing it again for a couple of reasons. 1 – Taking a closer look at those failed
programs will figure prominently in our efforts after the first of the year and 2 – Our readers
have submitted more examples that we are including in this issue.
The U.S. Post Office was established in 1775 – you’ve had 234 years to get it right and
Social Security was established in 1935 – you’ve had 74 years to get it right and it’s
Fannie Mae was established in 1938 – you’ve had 71 years to get it right and it’s broke.
The War on Poverty started in 1964 – you’ve had 45 years and billions of our dollars
every year to get it right and it hasn’t worked.
Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965 – you’ve had 44 years to get them right
and they’re broke.
Freddie Mac was started in 1970 – you’ve had 39 years to get it right and it’s broke.
Billions of our dollars squandered in the massive political payoff called the TARP bill in
2009 and it shows no signs of working.
The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
The department currently has over 16,000 employees, a budget of over 24 billion dollars a
year and we are importing more oil every year than ever before. You’ve had 32 years to get it
right and it’s broke
The Department of Education was created to help make our children smarter to compete
with Japan, Korea and China. Today, the federal intervention in our State's Children's
education, their gov’t text books written to change history has created the biggest
bureaucracy of a black hole draining billions out of our economy and the kids are not as
smart as they were before the Department of Education. And they still don't have it right.
The Department of Homeland Security, created to protect America, has become one
gigantic bureaucracy and since its creation in 2002. Billions of dollars have been spent and
our Borders are still wide open.
The government run Rail Roads (Amtrack) have yet to turn a profit as it was promised
they would when government took them over.
Tyranny and Fear
“Most people rightfully fear tyranny. Those people have but two choices:
Either remove tyranny and the fear it causes, or: get used to both”
The CDC Issues Health Warning
Dear Republican Party, The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new
virulent strain of an old and deadly disease. The disease is called
America is beginning to wake up. We are tired of supporting career
Gonorrhea Lectim. It's pronounced "Gonna re-elect 'im." The disease
bums on welfare, illegal immigrants and foreign aid. is contracted through dangerous and high risk behavior involving the
We are tired of being taxed to death. Working Americans are losing placing of your cranium up your rectum.
their jobs, their homes, and their hope and getting mad as hell in the Many victims contracted it in 2008, but now most people after
process. having been infected for the past 1-2 years are starting to realize how
We good, God fearing, compassionate, loving & fair Americans are destructive this sickness really is. It's sad because it is so easily cured
doing all we can to educate others on how corrupt The Democratic Party with a new medication just coming on the market called Vot-em-out!
is and how they have betrayed all Americans. You take the first dose in 2010 and the second dosage in 2012 and
simply don't engage in such behavior again, otherwise it could become
I predict that The Democratic Party is going to get creamed in the
permanent and eventually wipe out all life as we know it.
election of 2010 due to Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, Frank, Boxer and Several states are already on top of this like Virginia and New
the rest of the betrayers of America. We are going to vote all lying, corrupt, Jersey, and apparently now Massachusetts with many more seeing the
racists, anti-American politicians out of office and out of power. writing on the wall.
It is entirely possible that the Republicans will retake the House and
Senate in November. Don't let us down. Investigate and stop all welfare
fraud, all welfare cheating and all welfare to illegal immigrants. Stop 75% of
foreign aid. Stop all money to illegal immigrants.
Stop the illegal immigrants from entering America, as Arizona is finally
doing. Next, get the price of gasoline down. Drill Baby Drill. Then
investigate all the crooks and cheats on Wall Street (Hear me
Barney?) and make America the way it was before the Democrats took
over all the power and ruined our great country. When governments fear the people, there is liberty.
Arrest and prosecute all corrupt politicians of both party’s and use their When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
ill gotten gains for their 25 year stay in Federal Prison. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to
"The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect
Don't Let us down!
in the name of the noblest causes."
themselves against tyranny in government.
The Patriot from Florida Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the
Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President of the United States
"The greatest menace to freedom is an "It is not the function of our
Hundreds Gather inert people."
to Protest Global Warming Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis government to keep the citizen
from falling into error; it is
“When all of the studies are finalized; all the function of the citizen to
of the debate is finished and when all of
the thinking about it has been concluded,
keep the government from
there is but one conclusion to be drawn as falling into error."
to how and why freedom is lost. U.S. Supreme Court in American
the people gave it away” Communications Association v. Douds
“Those who will not stand in defense their own freedom should not
expect anyone else to”
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Why do I have to swear on the Consider These Facts Commentary
Bible in court when the Ten The United States of America is under siege
The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
and not from an armed foreign aggressor... yet. Our
Commandments cannot be Accidental deaths caused by Physicians / year are
right to keep and bear arms has prevented that
displayed outside? throughout our history.
Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.
The enemies of American freedom are
Statistics courtesy of U. S. Dept of Health and Human Services. destroying this country from within and it’s not
The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80 million. just one, but many.
The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age International corporations and banking interests,
groups, is 1,500. radical Muslims, political correctness, the United
The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is Nations, illegal immigration, an education system
.000188. that is “dumbing down” future citizens, an agenda
Statistics courtesy of FBI driven news media, Marxist socialists in our own
government and the most dangerous of all,
Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 the apathy of the American people.
The photo is of a billboard recently established on I-
times more dangerous than gun owners.
75 just south of Lake City. A group gathered there to Also What is wrong with this picture?
celebrate the unveiling. American drivers accidentally kill more people in car
The cost of 10 months rental of the billboard and accidents in one month that gun owners do in one year.
doing the artwork was $6500; a reasonable cost to
reach out to 1,000,000 vehicles per month and Statistically, drivers are approximately 12
perhaps motivate their participation in the electoral times more dangerous than gun owners.
process to get our country on a sound footing.
We intend no disrespect towards doctors or
drivers, but simply illustrate the idiocy of the
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS campaign against private gun ownership.
The real reason that we can't have the
Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse or
Congress is this;
You cannot post
'Thou Shalt Not Steal'
'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery' and
'Thou Shall Not Lie'
in a building full of politicians.
It creates a hostile work environment. Tidbits
“We will be able to get the American people The United States of America is a
to embrace socialism when enough of them are Constitutional Republic and not a
dependent on the government for their safety
and sustenance. As a general rule, the American
people are too lazy, timid and stupid to see it In the early days of our nation’s history,
coming if it is done gradually and this can be
done by controlling their systems of education
to call someone a Democrat was
and where they get their news.” considered an insult.
The word Democracy appears nowhere
Your Children’s Future I respect government to the extent that it in the Constitution, The Bill of Rights or
respects the Constitution that authorizes The Declaration of Independence.
The reference to America as a
its existence Democracy appeared in no State of the
Union Address before Woodrow Wilson.
A Way to End Welfare
We now have generations of people that have
been on the welfare roles. The so called “Great
Society” programs created 50 years ago have done
nothing to reduce the number of people or even the
percentage of the population living below the
poverty level. All they have done is enslave
millions of potentially productive citizens to
government handouts and kept a few government
The so called welfare safety net and even the
The Future of Grocery Shopping supposed need for it could be eliminated in 5 years
A new Publix Supermarket opened in Hudson, or so with a variation of the idea suggested below.
Florida. It has an automatic water mister to keep the Convert all the closed military bases around the
produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the country to welfare withdrawl centers. End welfare
distant sound of thunder and the smell of fresh rain. payments to individuals and divert the money to
When you pass the milk cases, you hear cows operating of these centers for 5 years.
mooing and you experience the scent of fresh cut hay. Former welfare recipients would have a choice;
In the meat department there is the aroma of either get a job or check yourself into one of these
charcoal grilled steaks and burgers. centers. Tell them they will be fed, clothed, housed
In the liquor department, the fresh, clean, smell of and provided free medical care for one year. Tell
Miller Lite on tap. them that they will also be given free training in an
When you approach the egg case, you hear hens employable skill for one year. After one year, the
cluck and cackle and the air is filled with the pleasing individual is on his own.
aroma of bacon and eggs frying. A portion of these now taxpaying citizens’ taxes
The bread department features the tantalizing could be channeled back into supporting the
smell of fresh baked bread & cookies. centers to get more welfare recipients off the habit.
I don't buy toilet paper there anymore. It would take about 5 years, maybe a little
longer, to eliminate the dependence on welfare,
create an army of productive, tax paying citizens
with employable skills, reduce the size of
government, reduce crime, save hard working
Americans billions of dollars that could be better
used elsewhere and the list goes on and on.