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Monday, January 6, 2014

America: An experiment in human liberty


This is an excerpt from a short story: 
She laid there on her back—bleeding, bruised, gasping for breath—yet, she would not stop getting up. Every time she raised her head they kicked her. Every time she stood up—another brutal body shot. Finally, she lay there and stared her enemies in the eye. They laughed and said, “Had enough yet?” Faintly, almost in a whisper, she replied, “My patriots will never give up…they will come…you'll see.”
This is the picture that ran through my mind one night as I watched the news. America, laying on her back, taking everything that they can throw at her—and never giving in. But like all great societies that have come and gone, she has her limits as well. My fellow Americans—Rome is burning.
I'm not talking politics per say; but rather, my goal is to describe and remind those who read this about the most magnificent, tolerant, and decent society ever created in human history. I'm addressing my fellow Americans—no matter what political party—about the historical context in which our nation was founded, and the way our Republic operated for two centuries. Yes, America is not perfect, she's made her mistakes, but America is the most perfect society in an imperfect world; however, some would argue this to be a false statement. Political and government master minds that propagandize for their own power, glory, and gain use citizens—caught up in the emotion and passion of a passing moment in time—to create changes that last for decades after they are gone. These so-called master minds drive the great societies of human history into the ash heap of despotism and ruin. History does not lie. Will the modern day masterminds, and their social experimentation with our society, destroy America?
America was never just an expanse of land—it was an idea. It was a way of life. It was a grand experiment in self-governance by those who fled the oligarchies, theocracies, and monarchies of Europe and other parts of the “Old World.” These men and women would take the horrible lessons of the past and use them to forge a new Republic. They would learn the lessons of history and government and forge a nation that was wholly different from all those in Europe and Asia. This new Republic would consider all men to possess inalienable rights given by God himself—not government. No King, no legislative body, no “one” ruler or group of rulers, and no singular ideology would reign—only the law would be the ultimate “King” of all men—and it would be applied equally to all men no matter their station in life.
However, the sins of Europe followed these men and women: slavery, the hunger for political and economic power, and the allegiance to foreign governments were but a few of the initial disasters that plagued America in her founding. Only a handful of patriots began the act of rebellion that led to a revolution against the Crown of England and the formation of a new Republic called America.
Men that were driven by an unquenchable thirst for human liberty performed great acts of bravery; however, they are all but forgotten by those Americans that have inherited the prize of liberty and freedom. General Washington, in a last ditch effort to save the revolutionary effort, crossed the Delaware River in unbearable winter conditions to face impossible odds. Yet, the drunken Hessian and British troops on the other side were defeated by way of his surprise attack. This is only one story in a thousand of the patriots, across the expanse of time, which gave their lives for our freedom. Their deaths—the fact that they never lived full lives (for our sake)—and the fact that they died alone and scared on some foreign or domestic battle field, should never cease to cause Americans to pause and reflect on the old saying: “Freedom is never free.”
Once the Republic formed, the issue of states' rights vs. federal rights became the next seemingly impossible hurdle. The Colonies, recently freed from the tyranny of King George, were very suspicious and frightened by government and centralized power in any form. Moreover, foreign nations stood idly by watching in the hope that America—the grand experiment—would fail; but yet, she moved forward and the new Constitution was drafted and ratified by the states in 1789. However, another issue—a sin that had followed the new patriots from Europe and Asia, one that has scared the entire expanse of human history—still haunted the new nation. That issue, that sin, was the debauchery of slavery.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Boehner votes to defund Obamacare: The political ‘Fan Dance’ of the RINO`s


Folks, don`t get your hopes up on defunding Obamcare. Boehner is the same man that we have drug kicking and screaming into every common sense conservative legislative battle since 2010. Here`s how I think this will go down: The bill will hit the Senate and won`t pass; Reid will either reject it out-right (not allow a vote on the floor fearing some Democrats may defect), or it will go down in flames along party lines and be sent back to the house or to a committee and the RINO`s will cave. The RINO`s don`t want to defund Obamacare; the amazing public scrutiny shown through phone calls, emails, and petitions forced them to do this.

In the meantime, the media will devour Boehner and the Republicans and accuse them of everything under the sun, they will report false statistics, plan a parade of supportive interviews, and turn up the propaganda machine to full speed ahead.

Boehner and his RINO`s will be able, at that point, to say they tried to defund Obamacare but that they don`t have the support or the power to do it, and the political “fan dance” goes on. We live in two Americas.

The America we live in today truly is a portrait of two separate Americas. These words have been thrown around in the political arena as a purely rhetorical device in the recent past, however, now the phrase is sadly very true.

On one side of America we have the rich leftists and corporatists (crony capitalists on the left and the right). These elitists are all doing just fine. The Hollywood left, the “K” street leeches, and ass kissing crony capitalists all pander to Obama, support Obama, or are living off the government dole at high levels—via government subsidies, grants, bailouts, and other corporate welfare. Then, there is the middleclass left and the public sector employees (some of whom are independents or moderate Republicans). These people are either supportive of Obama and the left because they are liberals first and foremost, or because, as government employees, they haven`t felt the real effects of the economy and have no real interest in politics due to this fact.

 I will give you an example of the latter: I have a dear friend that works for the local city government. He rarely speaks about politics and is really just a blue collar working guy that has a nice salary and benefits package and has put in about 20 years with the city. When you talk to him you can tell he has no idea how bad the economy is because he—as an employee of government—has not really been affected by the recession. There are millions like him who go on, day after day, not paying attention to what`s really going on because they have no compelling reason to care.

The groups above are a summarization of one side of America: The hard left, the liberals, and those people who benefit from leftist policies and are low information voters (if they vote at all).

One the other side of the coin you have the regular Americans and the low information voters who do vote but are completely uninformed and have no economic common sense. In this group you have the private sector, conservatives and independents, everyday workers that are too busy trying to survive to pay attention to politics, and the businesses small and large who just want to live in freedom and be left alone. I also add to “this group” the victims of Obama`s propaganda: the poor blacks and whites that think everything would be fine if it weren’t for those nasty Republicans and George bush. These are the people (this entire group of Americans) that are seeing and feeling the real pain of the Obama presidency—although some do not recognize its true origin to be from the Obama administration.

The conservative rich in this group are all either hiding their money or sitting on it awaiting a better day. Some, unfortunately, have lost almost everything they have. I have watched men and women, families, and businesses crumble and disappear into the rubble of the great recession since 2008—it`s so sad and so unnecessary. The truth is that there is really nothing wrong with the economy except for the fact that it has a government boot on its neck. Yes, we have major debt issues and unfunded liabilities that can never be fulfilled no matter how great the future economic growth may become; however, if we could get the boot of government off the necks of the American economic engine—our entrepreneurs, our small businesses, and new research and development—our economy would recover in a very short period of time.

Obama has wrote-off this group of Americans. He knows they detest him and no longer believe in him. For those in this group who do believe him—the poor black and white population—they are his “useful idiots,” and they blindly follow the “pied piper” over the cliff.

This man Obama is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors beyond any President in our history. Obama has divided race relations to a fever pitch. He has destroyed the private sector, our healthcare system (which does need an overhaul but not with the hands of government involved), he has eviscerated our foreign policy norms, he has gutted our military, and he has enriched himself and his cronies high and low through grants, bailouts, false business entities, and on and on.

Electing more Republicans will not fix Washington. Republicans had the majority under Clinton and Bush for a time—and what did they do?—they spent money and expanded government.  

This is why I support the new grassroots movement of “The Liberty Amendments.” If we can get this movement going—starting at the states` legislature level—we have a chance to completely bypass this government—lock-stock-and barrel—and amend the Constitution in a way that reverses 100 years of progressive politics.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Syria: Another in a long line of distractions from America`s very real and dangerous problems




I was thinking about the last year since Obama was re-elected President. An explosion of growth in the public sector veils the major issue of a downward spiraling private sector: road work, new government agencies, various forms of public assistance that amounts to monetizing and easing the realities and pain of lost jobs, and crony capitalism that feeds “K” Street in Washington and the big corporations.

Moreover, we are only a couple weeks away from the beginning of the full implementation of Obama-care—or “Obama-dosen`t-care” as I like to call it—and not a word is spoken of this very serious and life style changing law. There are dozens of stories—hidden from page one—of the effects this law is having on every day business operations, insurance companies, and the ability to purchase or afford a private health care insurance policy. This is a very, very serious problem that will have an immediate and negative impact on all of us—rich or poor.

Meanwhile, on a daily basis phony issues, or issues that have no real effect on our lives, distract the American public. I had a cat once named Gandolph. He was a Fire-tip Persian—a huge cat. I loved this cat; he had a personality like Garfeild. One of my favorite things to do with Gandolph was to get a laser light and watch him chase it. He would chase it up a wall until gravity brought him crashing back down. The funny thing was that cats—being very agile—normally land gracefully; however, his focus was so intense on this laser light that he would fall and land on his back, or in some other awkward position. This is what is happening to the American public—we are distracted by whatever Obama and his minions in the media decide the latest tragedy should be. Americans are pulled, by these stories, into this direction and that direction rather than being able to focus on what really matters—jobs, private sector growth, the looming debt issues, unfunded entitlements, and Obama-care (to name only a few of our serious problems).

On the other side of the coin we have an inept and stupefied Republican Party that does not represent its base and detests conservatives like the Tea Party and other conservative groups; the Tea Party put these jerks in power in 2010! Boehner—the drunk—stumbles to the microphone (marble mouthed) and jumps right into the cesspool Obama has created in Syria. The man has no regard for his base, his party, or conservative input—he is another “lapdog” for Obama.


Folks, Obama-care can be stopped. The only recourse we have at this point is through the power of the purse. The Republicans can stop this monstrosity by de-funding the damn thing in the budget debate. There is overwhelming bipartisan support within the American electorate to do so, and yet, Boehner refuses to take this step. For those of you who choose to go on about your merry way and ignore these tough and frightening realities—you will not escape Obama-care; Obama-care will affect your life in one way or another, period.

So what can I do, you ask. Outside of the normal actions of e-mailing, faxing, phone calls, and other outcries to your representatives, there is nothing we can do—they don`t listen to us folks! This is the reason, the basis, the motive behind national talk-radio host Mark Levin`s new book, “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic.” The only real answer we have…the only effective recourse we are given by the Founders for an out-of-control government is Article 5 of the Constitution. Levin`s book is a scholarly work, it`s not a book of Obama jokes and Republican talking points. It`s not a work of platitudes and boring topics introduced in a new lexicon. This book is a book of facts and scholarly research on what our Founders gave us—“We the People”—to deal with a tyrannical government, should one ever exist. This is a serious book and it provides a possible answer for our very real and dangerous problems. The Founders realized that the one thing they had not addressed in the amendments process of the Constitution was a way for the states—the people—to amend the Constitution should the Congress or the Executive Branch ever become tyrannical. Article 5 (the second portion) was their answer—a process of organizing a states` convention for the sole purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. This is just as legal and binding as if the Congress in Washington proposed such amendments. It is the only peaceful path to restoring the Republic. I urge you to ignore the latest, greatest scandal or distraction and read this book.

For those of you that may not enjoy reading, I urge you to listen to Mark Levin`s show. If you are not near one of his affiliates, his show is recorded and free as a pod-cast download or on your home PC or laptop. Educate yourself and give this idea a serious look. God bless.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Obama vs. Assad: Has Obama finally stepped in it?




For those Americans that have never been a fan of this President, the one thing that frustrates them enormously is his agility in terms of escaping responsibility. Just when it seems likely that Obama has made a mistake that could finally marginalize him, or expose him for who he really is—“Pop goes the weasel,” and he`s off and running again. Over and over for almost five years Obama has come out on top in almost every political “slippery slope.” Between the “Praetorian Guard” media and the weak and nonexistent Republican leadership in Washington, Obama has been a man that is above reproach—but not this time.

If it were any other President, this writer would be saddened by the embarrassment of the dueling interviews given by both Obama and Assad in the American media this week; however, given the much needed experience of humility for our “Dear Leader” Obama, it was quite comical and refreshing to see him make a complete ass of himself on the world stage.

I watched as Assad made a far more convincing argument against a military strike than Obama could make, for one. I watched as Putin—a much more seasoned and wise world leader—made Obama look like a school boy whose lunch money was stolen. We have all watched as world leader after world leader rejected the idea that there is justification to strike Syria. And finally, nothing was more telling of that sad state of foreign affairs Obama finds himself in, then when the British Parliament voted down the use of force in Syria. Our oldest and most loyal ally gave the great United Sates a lesson in Democracy.

Where do we go from here? When a man is driven by ego—as Obama certainly is at this point—all one can do is let that man fall flat on his face and learn the hard lessons of life. The positive aspect in this whole debacle is that this could be the beginning of the end for this President. This could finally be the “enough is enough” point for reasonable Americans that have tried to give this man every chance to fulfill his long list of promises. If only there where a leader among the Republicans, a leader that could drive this home—2014 would be in the bag for conservative politics. I have no illusions of splendor for the Republicans in Washington. They will blow this opportunity in the same way they have on many other occasions.

As we spiral downward in terms of wealth, respect, opportunity, and world leadership, all we have left to watch is the clock. Time heals all wounds and time is the only thing that will rid us of this man—Obama—and his ilk. For almost five years running we have heard the same empty, canned, and vitriolic speeches of class warfare and big government propaganda. We have seen the private sector decimated and the public sector grow by leaps and bounds. We have watched almost half of our countrymen become wards of the state in one form or another. And we have watched the government takeover of private industries, and in place of a vibrant private sector, crony capitalism abounds. These are the realities of Obama. These are but a fraction of the long list of things this President, and his policies, has done to our American, and to financial liberty. So…I revel in his failures and I enjoy seeing his public humiliation.




Saturday, September 7, 2013

Government reform is a major grassroots issue: start from the bottom up


As I listen to the news and read the Drudge Report headlines daily it become ever clearer to me that we have a one party government playing “Two Car Monte.” (to steal a line from Michael Savage). We—the Constitutional Conservatives in America—have no representation in Washington, save a few conservatives like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz.

For the past five years—yes folks, we have had Obama`s boot on our necks for half a decade now—I have heard the cries for impeachment, seen the cartoons depicting Obama, and the posters and flyers on Facebook screaming the messages of reform and frustration; however, while these are understandable and entertaining—they do nothing!

People call Rush, Hannity, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, and others asking the question, “What can we do?” I would ask you, my friends—is this question rhetorical or real? If the question is real then we must grab ahold of something that we can all get behind. It must be something that works to address all of the fronts in the fight for liberty and freedom. It must encompass the issues the base is concerned with in general—it must be comprehensive!

For over 100 years the left has been masterful in one particular area—they never split over singular issues. These people will bend into a pretzel shape to defend Obama, Hillary, Kerry, Reid, Pelosi, or even the real nut jobs like Al Sharpton. They do not care what these people do; they will continue to defend them. This is because all liberals are liberals first and foremost. Liberals are liberals before they are black, Gay, Jewish, women, men, and any other group or gender. If you are a good liberal, if you stay within the politically correct boundaries in word and deed, they will defend you until hell freezes over.

Comparatively, conservatives and Republicans are splintered. We stand on different issues and separate them into groups as the most important issue of our lives. Some conservatives or Republicans are Abortion focused, others care about government waste, still others only care about impeachment or the Second Amendment, to name a few; indeed, while all of these issues are important and part of the plank, they can all be addressed if we stand together in a new grassroots movement—the “Liberty Amendments Movement. “

As I see more and  more news articles, interviews, and book reviews saying this book and this idea (The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic) are the only real answer we have left, I still see very little grassroots movement on this issue. I have posted several blog posts and articles about the issue and the response was meager. I don`t say this to be insulting to my fellow conservatives, independents, and others—I say this to make us all understand that we must ACT, not talk.

First, get this book and read it. If you hate to read than listen to Mark Levin his show, it`s free, and he explains this movement daily. Second, contact, and get to know, your states` representatives, as they are the key to moving this daunting task forward.

I will post some links here at the bottom that will give you a taste of what is happening with this book and this idea of a states’ convention for the purposes of amending the Constitution under Article 5. God bless you all and feel free to email me about questions you may have at: william_power79@yahoo.com

Important Links:

1)      This is an email from Rush Limbaugh to Mark Levin concerning the book and Rush`s endorsement of the book and the amendments it proposes. Click here2)      The Mark Levin show (free podcasts of listen free from your computer). Click here3)      Ted Cruz makes a remark that references Levin`s book. Click here4)      The Liberty Amendments is #1 on the NYT Best Sellers List. Click Here5)      The American Thinker article: Click here6)      Book reviews: Click here7)      The National Review Online: Click here8)      The one hour special on Hannity for a Q&A with Mark Levin by top Conservatives in the Media: Click here9)      New York Post article: Click Here


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Article 5 of the U. S. Constitution: The states` convention process and how to move forward





This interview is also a Q&A from some of the top Conservative or Republican writers and reporters in the nation. This is a great way to get a quick and in-depth look into the "Liberty Amendments."  

 The new book by Mark Levin on amending the Constitution through the second portion of Article 5 has certainly begun to spark a national debate—albeit small—it continues to move forward. The past few years (especially after the loss of the 2012 election) Conservatives, Libertarians, and Independents have lost their fire—the political process seems completely hopeless. This is not a condemnation—let`s face facts, the Republican establishment ignores their base, Obama is protected by the “neo-praetorian guard” media from all the truth about who he is and what his policies have really done to us, and bad news and hopelessness abound in our political landscape. The framers (in their genius) foresaw the possibility of such a time as this as they argued for the new Constitution in 1787-1789. George Mason of Virginia was essentially the hero of the day in terms of insisting that there be two amendment processes for the Constitution in case the Federal Government ever became tyrannical. The first, which has been used 27 times in our history and is done through the House and Senate, and the second—through a states` convention process. The second (a states` convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution) bypasses Congress altogether and puts the power under OUR Constitution back in the hands of “The People.”

This begs the questions: “What do we do…how do we move forward with such a process?” As a Conservative and a writer I have spent many years involved in and writing about the Conservative Movement. I know the names, I know the headlines, and I know the process in Washington. I have sent the emails, I am on the press release lists, and on and on…to no avail. Since the release of Mark Levin`s book “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic,” I have begun the work of getting to know my state representatives. I have called them and asked them about the book, Mark Levin, and the formation of a state convention for the process of proposing amendments to the Constitution. Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprising, they had no clue about the book, or Mark Levin. This is where we begin—we must get to know our State Reps and Senators and let them know we are coming. Call your state legislators and inform them of this movement, this book, and that they will be hearing from you and from us!

I know most of you who read this post may feel lethargic, apathetic, or depressed. I know this task seems impossible or daunting—and it is, however, we must begin the debate.

If we begin the debate there are several possibilities that could come to life. One is that Congress, if they see this movement begin to gain serious legs, will do what they always do—chase the ambulance. In other words, they will try to position themselves in the movement to some degree or another. At a recent town hall meeting in Hugo, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK)was asked about the Liberty Amendments book and the process of holding a states` convention to use this provision of Article 5—he was aware of Mark`s book and commented on its validity. This is one example of the movement gaining ground. Mark also did a one hour special on Hannity (video included at the top of this post), he has done numerous appearances on Neil Cavuto, and has done more than 30 interviews (including with Rush Limbaugh) about his book and this lawful and exciting process to take back our Republic. On his show this week he (Mark Levin) spoke about the enormous turn-out at his book signings and his book debuted at #1 on Amazon in its category before it was even released! Furthermore, it remains at #1 in several non-fiction categories.

It is the goal of this post, the aim of this blog, and my personal passion to move the football down the field—to gain ground—and to begin the daunting task of awaking my fellow Americas to the fact that we can do this! This is our America. This is our Constitution, and the framers set forth a peaceful and lawful process to stop an out-of-control federal government or Executive Branch in Article 5—for such a time as this. I implore you, as my fellow Americans (no matter what party you claim to affiliate with) to take the very little time necessary to educate yourself on this exciting and doable task. God bless

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Liberty Amendments and a runaway federal government


The following post is a direct quotation from the book description on Amazon.com about Mark Levin`s new book The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic. It is for the sole purposes of helping to promote and educate the general public on this new book, Mark`s ideas, and the potential this process has for restoring Constitutional Republicanism to our America. 

MARK R. LEVIN HAS MADE THE CASE, IN NUMEROUS NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOKS—MEN IN BLACK, LIBERTY AND TYRANNY, AND AMERITOPIA—THAT THE PRINCIPLES UNDERGIRDING OUR SOCIETY AND GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM ARE UNRAVELING. IN THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS, HE TURNS TO THE FOUNDING FATHERS AND THE CONSTITUTION ITSELF FOR GUIDANCE IN RESTORING THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC.

For a century, the Statists have steadfastly constructed a federal Leviathan, distorting and evading our constitutional system in pursuit of an all-powerful, ubiquitous central government. The result is an ongoing and growing assault on individual liberty, state sovereignty, and the social compact. Levin argues that if we cherish our American heritage, it is time to embrace a constitutional revival.

The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and the delegates to each state’s ratification convention foresaw a time when—despite their best efforts to forestall it—the Federal government might breach the Constitution’s limits and begin oppressing the people. Agencies such as the IRS and EPA and programs such as Obamacare demonstrate that the Framers’ fear was prescient. Therefore, the Framers provided two methods for amending the Constitution. The second was intended for our current circumstances—empowering the states to bypass Congress and call a convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution. Levin argues that we, the people, can avoid a perilous outcome by seeking recourse, using the method called for in the Constitution itself.

The Framers adopted ten constitutional amendments, called the Bill of Rights, that would preserve individual rights and state authority. Levin lays forth eleven specific prescriptions for restoring our founding principles, ones that are consistent with the Framers’ design. His proposals—such as term limits for members of Congress and Supreme Court justices and limits on federal taxing and spending—are pure common sense, ideas shared by many. They draw on the wisdom of the Founding Fathers—including James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and numerous lesser-known but crucially important men—in their content and in the method for applying them to the current state of the nation.

Now is the time for the American people to take the first step toward reclaiming what belongs to them. The task is daunting, but it is imperative if we are to be truly free.

Editorial Reviews

"[Mark Levin] has done an incredible job of drafting these proposed amendments aimed at re-establishing the balance between the federal and state governments...let our national conversation begin, and let us thank Mark Levin for initiating it."
(David Limbaugh, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Destroyer)

"Mark Levin’s The Liberty Amendments is the revolutionary blueprint millions of Americans have been waiting for...carefully and powerfully written."
(Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator)

“Mark Levin's book is a serious work that can serve as an action plan for curing what ails us.”
(Cal Thomas, The Washington Examiner)

About the Author:


Mark R. Levin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ameritopia and Liberty and Tyranny. He is the president of Landmark Legal Foundation and a nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host. He is the son of Jack E. Levin. Visit MarkLevinShow.com. (Amazon.com, 2013) 

August 22nd, 2013