"A government that's big enough to give 
you all you want is big enough to take 
all you've got!" 
                        Abraham Lincoln

Patriot's Action Page
(Updated March 31, 2003)

"If it be the pleasure of Heaven that my country shall require
the poor offering of my life, the victim shall be ready.  But while
I live, let me have a country, or at least the hope of a country, -
and that a free country.  But whatever may be our fate, be
assured ... this declaration will stand.  It may cost treasure,
it may cost blood; but it will stand, and it will richly compensate
for both ... And live or die, survive or perish, I am for the
declaration.  It is my living sentiment, and, by the blessing of God,
it shall be my dying sentiment:
independence now, and independence forever!"

                                          - Attributed to John Adams
                         Signing the Declaration of Independence

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state, an intolerable one."
                                                                      Thomas Paine

This section of my page is for you who believe in America
and the wisdom of our forefathers and fathers who died in
freedom's cause.  The institution of government has become
in America an abortion of what was intended by our founders.
Socialism rages in the halls of Congress, and many do not take
their oath of "defending the Constitution" seriously.  Rather,
they deliberately shred it - word by word - to achieve a document
of dependence - dependence on government for every need!

The preamble of the Constitution clearly states that the
responsibilities of the government created by us, the people, are to
"...provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare,
secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity,..."
Our representatives today most often have the promote and provide
reversed, and rarely concern themselves with securing our liberty.
"Fedgov" now provides the general welfare, and sometimes promotes
the common defense of the people.

A term coined by a popular radio talk show host is 100% correct.
"Words mean things."
I believe our founders chose the words they used on purpose because
of deep beliefs and principles, and a clear understanding of history.
There are no confusing phrases that can be misconstrued, especially
if you study the many other writings they left us.  The intent is clear,
the meaning, exact.  The limitations on fedgov were binding - contrary
to today's bulging bureaucracy that interferes with almost all areas
of our lives without any controlling authority.

It is, therefore, up to us - the vets, men and women who have defended
our country, to again lead and voice our concerns as our freedoms are
violated by bureaucrats and legislators.  We must take time to write our
representatives when legislation is bad for us, as well as when it is good
for us - and most importantly - for America and the freedoms she
guaranteed in the Constitution!
Take time to write your reps on the issues addressed here, whether you
agree with my position or not - let your rep know - so he/she will
legislate according to "the people" rather than socialistic ideology!

I'll get down off my soap box now, and list a couple issues we
should be concerned with.  I will also throw in a few quotes from
time to time from our founders and other great Americans that I
have found strength and truth in.

Issue #1

The American Sovereignty Restoration Act, H.R. 1146

Let your representative know that the greatest danger to our nation is the
gradual surrender of American sovereignty, piece by piece to various
international organizations, like the U.N.  As recent events have again clearly
shown, it is no longer in our national interest to kowtow to these international
bureaucrats who do not have the courage to uphold their own resolutions.
We need to purge ourselves from this distructive alliance for the long term
well being of America.  H.R. 1146 has been reintroduced by Ron Paul (R-TX),
and it will end our membership in this den of international socialists.  We will
no longer have to use our forces for military action of their calling, only for
action required for our own defense and national interest, and we will not
be subjected to international laws that only will curtail our freedoms.

>>>GET US OUT! of the UN!<<<

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by
the president...."
                                                                    Theodore Roosevelt

Issue #2

The American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2001, H.R. 1146
Part II

Contact Rep. Henry Hyde (R.-Ill.), the Chairman of the House Committee on
International Relations, to urge him to call hearings and a vote on HR 1146.
Perhaps your own representative would consider becoming a sponsor.
As of this writing, there are four co-sponsors.
This bill is immensely important to the sovereignty od our country which is
continuously being pulling into damaging treaties and agreements with the
United Nations.  Think of it - do you want Americans to be tried in a world
court led by unfriendly nations?  Do you want American servicemen to take
orders from foreign officers?  We need to free ourselves from the bonds of
the United Nations, and this bill will do it.  I don't have time here to go into all the
reasons why it is important to leave the UN, but I will send you resources for you
to look up yourself, if you wish.

"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God."
                                                                    Thomas Jefferson

Issue #3

"National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman."
                                                             John Adams

Issue #4

Point of interest regarding the flag burning issue
A year or so ago, Iwon.com had a survey on flag burning.

54% of respondents believe flag burning is wrong and should be against the law.
32% think it's wrong, but a person has the right to do it

Regarding a Constitutional Amendment protecting the flag,
64% would support it
35% would oppose it

The last question, I think is a sad commentary - but true.
65% of respondents feel Americans are less patriotic than they were 20 years ago.
27% don't believe there has been a change one way or the other.
Only 7% think we are more patriotic.

I don't know how "scientific" the survey was, or how many people took it.
I put the results here for you to think about - purely informational.

Thanks for visiting this page.
I hope you feel as I do, that these issues must be won.
Contact your Congressman/woman.

May I also be so bold as to urge support for President Bush
and the War on Terrorism.  ALL terrorists must be brought
to Justice, or killed!  There is NO gray area!

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