Our Responsibility


“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.” – John Adams

“[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend of the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen onto any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man.” – Samuel Adams

“…if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded.” – Noah Webster

In reading the above quotes and looking back on the almost six years of the Obama Administration, I cannot help but reflect upon the truthfulness of the statements made by three of America’s sons.  Indeed, We The People have chosen poorly.

One can only look at the multitudes of scandals plaguing this once touted as the “most transparent administration in history” and compare it to a brick wall.  Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, Bureau of Land Management vs. Bundy, Veteran’s administration, and the total failure of the United States foreign policy are only a few of the embarrassments of the incompetence of this administration.

And then there is the absolute bungling of the nation’s economy, the takeover of the healthcare system, and the funding (and demise) of “green jobs”.  All of these have failed miserably.

And what is the President’s reaction?  Take a vacation, play golf, or send his Press Secretary to spin whatever he can out of the present manure impacting the rotating air device.  What he will not do is take direct responsibility – it is always delegating off to some minion.  What is not happening is something that I wrote back in 2009 on the eve of Obama’s swearing in:

I also hope that when (not if) Obama screws up, he takes responsibility and the associated criticism as well as the outgoing President Bush.  No matter what your political affiliation, you should at least respect President Bush for trying to do the right thing, even though you may not agree with what he did.  And yes, I have criticized some of President Bush’s actions where necessary.

There will be criticism, and the Obots will defend their leader, their hope with rabid fanaticism.  To which I say, grow up, because Obama is only a man, a person, a human being, and as such, will make mistakes.  The time for fantasy is past, and the real world awaits.  History will be the ultimate judge of Obama’s Presidency, not a ginned up media that can turn on a dime at the whim of editors, nor a blind bunch of followers.  The harsh light of the past will be turned on all past Presidents, and only then will true greatness be determined.

The reality is here:  This Administration with the associated Congress is woefully inadequate to serve the American People that elected them in the first place.

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In a few short months, the midterm elections will be held.  Are you going to vote for the status-quo, which isn’t working and is the lazy way to vote, or are you going to do the research, ask the hard questions of the candidates, and make an informed decision?  You should always cast a vote with this thought in mind:

How will this vote affect my life and that of the country?

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Our post Constitutional America


Our rights are being slowly and egregiously eroded. And one of the biggest problems we face, is a lack of a strong united organized movement to defend our rights. Any of them it seems.

The department of justice spies on journalists and threatens legal action when they refuse to reveal their confidential sources. The confidentiality of sources is the bedrock of a free press.

It’s now common practice for our cities to require permits to protest on public property. During the Pittsburg G20, many organizations were denied permits to protest less than a mile away from the summit. You have to ask permission to exercise your right to peaceably assemble.

It doesn’t stop there.

Want to exercise your second amendment rights? You might need a permit for that too, and in many places the permits are priced to discourage people from arming themselves.

Take New York City for example. A pistol permit will cost you 340 dollars. You also need a fingerprint card costing 95 dollars.

The NSA is collecting phone records and internet data of American citizens without warrant. The NDAA gives the government the authority to indefinitely detain a US citizen on American soil. A direct violation of the fifth amendment.

And those are just the violations of rights explicitly identified in the Constitution. The ninth amendment states that other rights not specifically identified in the Bill of Rights should still be protected and preserved.

We live in a constitutional Republic. We were founded as a rights-based country. The defense and protection of our rights is our highest calling as American citizens, but we have allowed our rights to become partisan. We let the democrats civil rights and ignore gun rights. We let republicans defend gun rights and ignore the right to privacy. We should all be ashamed of that. We’ve let our most precious founding ideals become embroiled in partisanship.

Our politicians and our citizens shouldn’t get to pick and choose what rights they will defend.

Its our obligation. Everyone of us to protect, defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States, not just the parts we like or the parts that serve our purpose. All of our rights are interconnected. To allow the violation of one, is to undermine the foundations of them all.
-Billy Johnson for the NRA News-

On this, Billy Johnson said it totally right. We are allowing our politicians to take our rights away. Right now we have a president who’s only job, according to him is to take our rights away. And that is our fault too my friends. We elected him. Not just once, but twice.

This week in Lawton, Oklahoma I found this disturbing little ditty where Cameron University proceeded to tell a student that the rules of the college were more powerful than the bill of rights! Yes you read that right. From WND comes this:

A dispute over a student’s attempt to express his opinion about religion on campus is now in court after a university executive insisted the school’s rules are above the Bill of Rights.

The Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a First Amendment lawsuit against Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, over its discipline of student Daniel Harper in February for distributing religious fliers.

Harper says he was told by Thomas R. Russell, the equal opportunity officer at Cameron, that the university policies are above “those amendments to the Constitution” and that he had to abide by university policy regardless of the First Amendment.

Russell allegedly told Harper: “I like those amendments to the Constitution. They are foundations to democracy. But that’s all they are – foundations.”

Russell further insisted: “You can’t live on them. You’ll freeze to death in the winter and burn up in the summer.”

ADF Senior Legal Counsel David Hacker argued public universities are supposed to be the marketplace of ideas.

“The First Amendment protects freedom of speech for all students, regardless of their religious beliefs,” he said. “They should not have to pre-register their speech with college officials or comply with vague speech codes to exercise their constitutionally protected freedoms.”

The complaint explains Harper was found guilty by the school of violating the Equal Opportunity Policy in its Employee Handbook, even though Harper is a student, not an employee.

ADF explained that the university allows various groups to freely express their views on campus.

Things are going way out of bounds here in America. The liberals in our government and even the republicans are working overtime now to take our rights away. Our educational institutions are doing the same……and yet, nothing is done to stop it. So I think it is time for the people to rise up and stop this insanity before it gets too much more out of hand. It is out of hand now. Time to stop it. NOW!

God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
God Bless us to start fighting back

-Robert-

Two Americas


A friend of mine, Mike, sent the following to me.

In early January 2014, Bob Lonsberry, a Rochester talk radio personality on WHAM 1180 AM, said this in response to Obama’s “income inequality speech”:    

Two Americas – The Democrats are right, there are two Americas.  The America that works, and the America that doesn’t.   The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t.  It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts.  Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don’t.

That’s the divide in America.  It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility.  It’s   about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office.  It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.  That’s not invective, that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said it.

The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.”   He noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just.  That is the rationale of thievery.  The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you.  Vote Democrat.  That is the philosophy that produced Detroit.   It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America.  It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.

The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope.  The president’s premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful – seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices.  Because, by and large, income variations in society is a result of different choices leading to different consequences. Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.

Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income.  You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college – and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education.    You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course.  Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.

My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do.  There is significant income inequality between us.  Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but, our lives also have had an in equality of effort.  While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant.  He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different   outcomes.  His outcome pays a lot better than mine.  Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth?  No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.

It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom.  The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure.  The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy.  Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing.  Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and shortsighted decisions.

Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort.  The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get.”  Obama would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society.

Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way.  He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity.  He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other.  America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts.

It is a false philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization.  What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism.  He fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit.

That’s what socialists offer.  Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow.  Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand. 

My friends, the war of the Left upon the American People is in full swing.  It is up to We The People to change the course of this nation by electing people that will restore the principles set forth by the Founders through the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the rest of the Amendments.  After all,

And just in case you need a reminder of which Party is actually for the American People:

Obamacare, brought to you by Democrats, not Republicans.

Finally, for those of you who think all is lost:

Trey Goudy and his Questioning of the Media…


I really like this guy. We have Ted Cruz of Texas, and Mike Lee of Utah. But now we also have a new conservative face, in the name of Trey Goudy. He has been making a name for himself, and scaring liberals daily. It is time to see something that for Conservative Americans is a happy note. This video is three minutes long, and it is a press Conference…but listen to this then reflect. Have you ever heard a press conference where no one rushes the speaker at some time, and tries to force questions on him or her? You won’t here that here. Trey Goudy silences the media with the truth and questions of what the heck they are doing. Give a happy listen to this one:

God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
God Bless our Common Sense

-Robert-

How many times do we have to do this dance?


‘Obama spoke as if the earth, winds, and sky were simply elements to be manipulated at his whim, if only he could muster enough American tax dollars and the authority to tax energy consumption to his heart’s desire’
‘The same president who swore he could take your tax dollars and lower the ocean’s tides has commissioned his own report as a testament to the fact that you really need him to regulate your energy consumption costs, in spite of your own troglodyte ignorance. Our government elites are counting on us to help them combat the climate phantoms on the hilltop.’
-Climate Depot – Do the Hustle-

Global Warming, climate change, to the liberals it all means the same. Man made and dangerous to us all. So, we have to pay billions and billions to help THEIR agenda along. And it has never worked to convince the masses that global warming is manmade. So now, they are trying a different ploy.

97% of scientists believe climate change happens.

Folks, of course they do. Climate change has been happening since the beginning of time. LONG BEFORE mankind ever set foot on this earth. But that is not what is meant by this bull malarchi of a report that Obama is now touting about and running up his flag pole. For him it is just another way to control the population with more regulations and rules. Rules that won’t do anything good.

The problem arises when the media gets involved because all they know how to do, is use the same type of thing that they blame us Conservatives of, Scare mongering. Take Andrea Mitchell talking to an EPA Chief about it. During her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell teed up Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy to promote a new White House report on climate change and push President Obama’s left-wing environmentalist agenda she claims that recent weather events, including Superstorm Sandy, have

“taught us if nothing else, that we have a real climate problem and that we have to deal with this here even if the rest of the world isn’t going to deal with it, in China and elsewhere.”

The problem with these moronic people of the left, is that everything they want can be boiled down to one thing. Total and absolute control over the people, or as they would put it, over us minions.

Global Warming, and make no mistake folks, that is exactly what they are all talking about here, has been refuted so many times that it isn’t funny. The sad part is, when one term doesn’t work for them, they change the terminology, like from Global Warming, to Climate Change, and mark my words here, if this one doesn’t work they will move on to another name to push the same agenda. Most scientists agree with this, though the left will stop at the point that most agree with climate change happening.

And that is their new hook to use for this one. 97% of all scientists agree that climate change is real. Well DUH!!! Isn’t that something that we all know? Climate change has been happening since the world began. The trouble is, like I said a few moments ago, what is real, isn’t what the left is after here. They care nothing for what may happen to us if their version of climate change is happening. The only thing they care about is getting money from us for new regulations that they LOVE to place on us, and make us pay for new things that they think they are in Washington D.C., to force us to suffer under.

Their global warming agenda, *and yes folks that is exactly what this new one is’nt nothing more than getting more control over the population of the United States. They have lost sight of the fact that they are there to work for us. That is not what they are there for anymore according to them. They are there to rule over us. They are the bosses, not us. And that is where we have to stop being so stupid, and vote them all out of office.

And I said stupid. Remember all the talk about how John Boehner has to go? He won with 69% of the vote! That isn’t being smart. Something the American people have got to start being, or things are going to get much rougher for us all. MARK MY WORDS!!!

God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
and Happy Mothers day to all you moms out there.

-Robert-