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  1. So sick and tired of the hate.

    September 5, 2010 by Vicki

    I don’t like continually harping on this subject, but honestly, people, can we please have a return to common courtesy? The mainstream media continues to denigrate last week’s Restoring Honor rally and conservatives and, yes, Fox News. They seem to be incredibly disappointed that the rally wasn’t the violent, hate-filled, racist event they predicted.

    At the liberal web news site, the Huffington Post, they posted a group of photos from the event which they labeled “The Most Ridiculous Messages”. Oddly enough, one of the messages they found ridiculous was a quote from GEORGE WASHINGTON!!! And it’s also apparently ridiculous to be a flag-waving American. Well, you know what? I’m proud to be an American and I’m proud to wave our flag! And sure, the people at the HuffPo are entitled to their opinion. But why do all the liberals feel compelled to demand that Fox News be taken off the air because “they’re too prejudiced”. Gee, maybe they’re slanted towards the Right because all the other news services are every bit as prejudiced in favor of the Left. And you don’t see the rest of us demanding that MSNBC, CNN and the major networks have their licenses revoked.

    I’ll admit I’ve been somewhat guilty of being politically apathetic. I always vote, sure, but beyond that I’ve never thought much about politics. But if I can calmly and POLITELY discuss my beliefs and feelings with my liberal friends, it seems to me the least the media could do is attempt to do the same.

    But wait. That wouldn’t garner as much ratings, would it? (Ooo, that was catty. Sorry. I’m not perfect. And neither is the liberal media, despite their opinion to the contrary.)

  2. Restoring Honor

    August 29, 2010 by Vicki

    I spent part of yesterday watching the Restoring Honor rally on C-SPAN. It was spearheaded by Glenn Beck with whom I don’t always agree. Sometimes he scares the living daylights out of me. Sometimes he brings things to my attention that I’m inspired to research on my own. He always makes me think. And that’s not a bad thing. In fact, he’s said several times on his show that he wants people to research what he’s said on their own and make their own decisions!

    The liberal media has tried their level best to prove yesterday’s rally was nothing more than a racist Tea Party event. Oh, yes? That would explain why so many different people from so many different ethnic backgrounds attended and spoke. And the liberal media also talks about the hatred & bigotry of the conservatives. I consider myself more Center-Right than completely Right, but I know plenty of people on the Right, and you know what? Most of the hatred & bigotry I’ve seen has come from the Left.

    If you happen to watch CBS, you’ll have heard that only about 87,000 people showed up for the rally yesterday. They are liars, or at least very sadly mistaken. Try hundreds of thousands. The most conservative estimate I heard was 350,000 but there was much speculation that the actual count was 500,000 to one million attendees. If you take a look at this picture from the rally, you can see how many people were there and it’s well over CBS’ estimate. If you’ll look closely in the upper right corner, you can see the crowd reaches all the way to the Potomac. And all those people cleaned up after themselves and left the Mall spotless!!!

    When the event is available on DVD, I will definitely be buying a copy and I know many others who will as well. It was that inspiring.

    The number of people tired of the lying, backstabbing, and sniping of our elected officials is growing. And we will not be silent. We ARE the People. And we want to restore honor and integrity to our government.

  3. We the People

    July 4, 2010 by Vicki

    As I have stated on Twitter (albeit briefly what with that 140 character limit and all), I believe in the United States Constitution. I believe in the Declaration of Independence. I’m a huge fan of the Founding Fathers (and Mothers). It’s a shame so many people in Washington, D.C. don’t seem to feel the same way.

    Since this is basically my inaugural post here at my own personal domain (as opposed to my alter ego’s), Since it’s our Nation’s 234th birthday, let’s all take time to read the Declaration of Independence.

    In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
    By the REPRESENTATIVES of the
    In GENERAL CONGRESS assembled.

    WHEN in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

    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 abolish it, and to institute a 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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the Present King of Great-Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing Importance, unless suspended in their Operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the Accommodation of large Districts of People; unless those People would relinquish the Right of Representation in the Legislature, a Right inestimable to them, and formidable to Tyrants only.

    He has called together Legislative Bodies at Places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the Depository of their public Records, for the sole Purpose of fatiguing them into Compliance with his Measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly Firmness his Invasions on the Rights of the People.

    He has refused for a long Time, after such Dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the Dangers of Invasion from without, and Convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States; for that Purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their Migrations hither, and raising the Conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the Tenure of their Offices, and Amount and Payment of their Salaries.

    He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their Substance.

    He has kept among us, in Times of Peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our Legislature.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all Parts of the World:

    For imposing taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended Offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an arbitrary Government, and enlarging its Boundaries, so as to render it at once an Example and fit Instrument for introducing the same absolute Rule in these Colonies:

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with Powers to legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our Towns, and destroyed the Lives of our People.

    He is, at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the Works of Death, Desolation, and Tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized Nation.

    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the Executioners of their Friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic Insurrections among us, and has endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction, of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the Ruler of a free People.

    Nor have we been wanting in Attentions to our British Brethren. We have warned them from Time to Time of Attempts by their Legislature to extend an unwarrantable Jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the Circumstances of our Emigration and Settlement here. We have appealed to their native Justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the Ties of our common Kindred to disavow these Usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our Connections and Correspondence. They too have been deaf to the Voice of Justice and of Consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and Declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of Great-Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of the divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

    Signed by Order and in Behalf of the Congress,
    JOHN HANCOCK, President.

    CHARLES THOMSON, Secretary.

    To those who try to claim the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are no longer valid in our world, I say, HOGWASH!!! They’ve never been more valid, in my opinion, and it’s past time our leaders quit ignoring these fine documents. Frankly, while reading the Declaration I felt like several of the points brought up to King George III were happening to us NOW.

    Now, discuss amongst yourselves. 😉

    (And, yes, I know I still have a few things that need to be tweaked here. 🙂 )