The Sixties Radical on The State of The Lie

The state of the lie this is what it is about with Obama and his minions in the media, the Dems, and the Rhino Republicans.  No matter how many times the Prez says it, his words are still a lie.

Investment is a substitute word for spending.

This is a fancy term for lets break the bank.

The American people aren’t buying it.

You can’t spend what you don’t have.

I don’t care how large or long your line of credit is in the end you have to pay the bucks back.

This is how the world works.

Shock waves were sent through the media this past week on the programs that the House is looking to cut.

Yes, I am a Jew. Israel is my people’s homeland.

I am saddened that Senator Ron Paul is looking to cut aid to my people.

In these hard economic times, everything has to be on the table.

This is the realist in me.

When it is all said and done Israel will not lose it aid.

You can take that to the bank.

God gave the Jews the land that is now Israel.

Read the bible.

Israel is three thousand years old.

Not created in 1948 by the United States and the United Nations.

Biblical history is real.

All one has to look it is what is happening now in Egypt.

Joseph is responsible for bringing the Jewish people to Egypt.

Joseph was Pharaoh’s right hand man.

He was the second most powerful man in Egypt.

My hunch is that Hamas and Tunisia are responsible for the unrest and the rebellion that is taking place in Egypt today.

If Egypt falls, Hamas will have a stronger hold in the Middle East.

I also think Iran is behind this rebellion too.

The Bible is very clear that all the nations in the Middle East and around the world will take up arms against Israel.

Ezekiel 38 New King James Version- Gog and Allies Attack Israel

 1 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh,[a] Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. 5 Persia, Ethiopia,[b] and Libya[c] are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.
7 “Prepare yourself and be ready, you and all your companies that are gathered about you; and be a guard for them. 8 After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. 9 You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”
10 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: 11 You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— 12 to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land. 13 Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’”’
14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it? 15 Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army. 16 You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me, when I am hallowed in you, O Gog, before their eyes.” 17 Thus says the Lord GOD: “Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them?

Judgment on Gog

   
18 “And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord GOD, “that My fury will show in My face. 19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, 20 so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ 21 I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord GOD. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. 23 Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.”’

Ezekiel 39-

Gog’s Armies Destroyed

 1 “And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh,[a] Meshech, and Tubal; 2 and I will turn you around and lead you on, bringing you up from the far north, and bring you against the mountains of Israel. 3 Then I will knock the bow out of your left hand, and cause the arrows to fall out of your right hand. 4 You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. 5 You shall fall on the open field; for I have spoken,” says the Lord GOD. 6 “And I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in security in the coastlands. Then they shall know that I am the LORD. 7 So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 8 Surely it is coming, and it shall be done,” says the Lord GOD. “This is the day of which I have spoken.
9 “Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and bucklers, the bows and arrows, the javelins and spears; and they will make fires with them for seven years. 10 They will not take wood from the field nor cut down any from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will plunder those who plundered them, and pillage those who pillaged them,” says the Lord GOD.

The Burial of Gog

   
11 “It will come to pass in that day that I will give Gog a burial place there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea; and it will obstruct travelers, because there they will bury Gog and all his multitude. Therefore they will call it the Valley of Hamon Gog.[b] 12 For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them, in order to cleanse the land. 13 Indeed all the people of the land will be burying, and they will gain renown for it on the day that I am glorified,” says the Lord GOD. 14 “They will set apart men regularly employed, with the help of a search party,[c] to pass through the land and bury those bodies remaining on the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search. 15 The search party will pass through the land; and when anyone sees a man’s bone, he shall set up a marker by it, till the buriers have buried it in the Valley of Hamon Gog. 16 The name of the city will also be Hamonah. Thus they shall cleanse the land.”’

A Triumphant Festival

   
17 “And as for you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Speak to every sort of bird and to every beast of the field:

      “ Assemble yourselves and come;
      Gather together from all sides to My sacrificial meal
      Which I am sacrificing for you,
      A great sacrificial meal on the mountains of Israel,
      That you may eat flesh and drink blood.
       18 You shall eat the flesh of the mighty,
      Drink the blood of the princes of the earth,
      Of rams and lambs,
      Of goats and bulls,
      All of them fatlings of Bashan.
       19 You shall eat fat till you are full,
      And drink blood till you are drunk,
      At My sacrificial meal
      Which I am sacrificing for you.
       20 You shall be filled at My table
      With horses and riders,
      With mighty men
      And with all the men of war,” says the Lord GOD.

Israel Restored to the Land

   
21 “I will set My glory among the nations; all the nations shall see My judgment which I have executed, and My hand which I have laid on them. 22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day forward. 23 The Gentiles shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they were unfaithful to Me, therefore I hid My face from them. I gave them into the hand of their enemies, and they all fell by the sword. 24 According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I have dealt with them, and hidden My face from them.”’
25 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Now I will bring back the captives of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name— 26 after they have borne their shame, and all their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, when they dwelt safely in their own land and no one made them afraid. 27 When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and I am hallowed in them in the sight of many nations, 28 then they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer. 29 And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,’ says the Lord GOD.”

In the end God’s people win.

The Sixties Radical

I haven’t really had that much to say the past few days. The news cycle has been the same SOS. It gets tiring. If it isn’t the attack on the Republicans for taking away senior citizens healthcare or taking away school lunches, breakfast, and diner away from kids, or forcing the homeless onto the streets or the killing of those who don’t have healthcare it is the focus on why can’t we get along because this is what the American peopled wanted when they gave the Dems the heave-hoe in the House it is about how Obama is moving towards the center and how he has the nations best interests at heart.

Gag me with a spoon.

All we are getting is lies perpetrated by the media, the Prez, the Dems, the Rhino Republicans.

This is nothing new.

To quote Rush Limbaugh- it is the same old play book.

I have a novel idea come up with an original attack Dems.

Oh, I forgot you don’t have one.

I wish one time someone would read Doctor Thomas Sowell or Walter E. Williams.

You can’t spend what you don’t have.

Hey, this is novel concept by government.

Better yet, cut out real spending.

For you see the budget office that crunches the numbers uses the numbers supplied by the actual bill.

Therefore these are fake numbers.

Actual real numbers are not used.

If they were used this crap wouldn’t fly.

Try the truth.

The United States is flat out broke.

We don’t have any money.

The sad truth is this- Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Sarah Palin, Doctor Walter E. Williams, and Doctor Thomas Sowell knew this years ago.

They have been preaching this since God knows when.

Very few have listened until now.

This is why the Dems were kicked outta the House and Senate like flies.

The Republicans took control of the House for one very simple reason. The Tea Party was born because many like myself were feed up with the garbage coming out of DC.

This revolution had nothing to do with the Republicans. This is all about the American people who rose up and kicked the bum’s outta office for a specific purpose STOP OBAMA AND THE DEMS CRAZY SPENDING AND OBAMA CARE.

This is the plain and simple truth.

The Dems and the media know this and this is why they are creating straw dogs to shut us up.

Guess what guys, the genie is out of the bottle. We will not shut up.

The American people have finally awakened from a long slumber.

Our nation and lives are on the line.

The Sixties Radical

It is always the same old crap day in and day out with the state run media. How many ways can they try and destroy conservatives. It is endless yet if one close examines the exact nature of the attacks it is the same old garbage.

Rush Limbaugh as a very good point. If you want to find out who the Dems, the Libs, and the state run media are afraid of look who they attack.

Sarah Palin is the name that jumps to the forefront.

This lady scares the crap outta them.

Many on the Republican side of the isle are afraid of her too.

I spent some time in Rogers, Arkansas and many of the so-called Republicans don’t want anything to do with her.

One of the prominent business men said, “Palin is not the future of the Republican Party.”

One person in particle was so upset when John McCain choose her as his running mate this person-spent months attacking Palin on the radio station he owned.

Actually it was years.

When Palin supposedly endorsed the opposition in the Republican primary this so-called pillar of the community went completely nuttier.

These attacks only stopped when his son successfully ran for congress and won the seat held by former congressmen John Boozmen.

Boozmen beat Blanc Lincoln in the Arkansas Senate race.

Like father like son I guess.

This brings me to my point.

If Republicans don’t start standing up and fighting back people like me will find someone who will fight back.

I wrote the first of January the Dems, the Libs, the Prez, and the state run media would attack like never before.

The have.

Except it is only worse.

The new tone is for the conservatives to bend over and take up the you know what.

Not on this day.

For it is a new day.

With people like Sarah Palin leading the charge the conservative voice will not shut up.

I haven’t mentioned Rush nor Sean Hannity, Mark Levin or Laura Ingraham because these folks are not running for office.

They are the light of freedom that rings loudly on the radio, print, and TV.

This light will forever shine brightly because a group of investors took a chance and gave a little know DJ and talk radio host out of Sacramento a shot at a national radio show back in 1988.

The consensus by the idiot pundits were this will never work from noon-three Eastern Standard Time.

AM was dead.

Only nighttime works.

Who would listen to a conservative during the day time let alone the nighttime on AM radio.

Wrong again Bozo.

Rush’s show paved the way for conservative talk radio, Fox News, and the take over of the AM airwaves by conservatives.

Many will never understand what I am about to say.

The God of the Bible put Rush on the radio not man.

Only God can take Rush out.

Once the God of the Bible opens a door, man can never close it.

If you doubt me read the bible.

God is always full of surprises.

The Lord chooses the most unlikely people to do his work.

Think about Moses, David, and Noah.

If one examines their lives these men were not the most likely to succeed.

I am not comparing Rush with these men but what I am saying is that the Lord opened this door for He knew we needed to have our voice heard.

It is now heard all over the world.

The Sixties Radical on the gunning down of a US Congresswoman

The more things change the more they stay the same. When I first heard the news of the crazy shooting rampage that happened in Tucson, Arizona I thought here we go again. I saw the name of the Democrat Representative that was shot and six people that were gunned down in cold blood I knew the Liberal State Run media would blame the Tea Parties, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Fox News, and all of us conservatives for this total insanity.

I was right.

The first thing that comes out of liberal’s mouths is not to condemn the killer but blame talk radio and all conservatives.

This is nuts.

The clown who gunned down these innocent folks first is crazier than a loon. Second this man was acting alone. Third his best buds said that this cold blooded killer never listened to talk radio or for that fact read the newspaper or listened to the state run media or Fox News.

Yet, the Libs, the Prez, the State Run Media, Congress and everyone else want to lay the blame on people who had nothing to do with this insanity.

Did Rush Limbaugh pull the trigger?

Did Sarah Palin load the gun and kill innocent people?

NO.

Jared Loughner is a nut case pure and simple.

Lock his butt up.

He should have been put away a long time ago yet he wasn’t because we can’t put away people who have a history of mental illness.

It is better for them to roam the streets and hurt people.

This is called compassion.

NOT.

The Sheriff who made the arrest is providing the defense with all kinds of ammunition.

The Sheriff needs to keep his yap shut.

His statements will prejudice the case and this might get the case thrown out of court.

Not good garoto.

The big cry is why can’t we get along.

Let’s not fight and argue.

Has anyone read the history of this country?

Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton had their little disagreement.

What happened?

Burr and Hamilton had a little duel.

Burr killed Hamilton.

The USA has a violent past.

Do you think our founding fathers kissed each other on the cheek and said, “Hey, man, I love you.”

Not in this lifetime.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the rest had in your face-screaming matches.

I am not advocating violence all I am saying is that we need to know our history.

If that doesn’t  work try the Civil War.

The USA was almost destroyed by this little diddy.

Stop blaming conservatives for all our problems.

Try blaming the people who cause them.

The Sixties Radical

We are in the process of moving to another state. We will resume publication on January 16. Thanks to all my readers. See you then.

The Sixties Radical on The New Congress

What did I tell ya.

The latest headline from FOX news- White House Warns Failure to Raise Debt Ceiling Would Mean Economic ‘Crisis’s

I have a great idea. Let’s spend more money that we don’t have. This will stop the problem. Not in this lifetime.

 Top White House advisor Austin Goolsbee told ABC News this on Sunday January 2nd

This is not a game,” Goolsbee said on ABC’s “This Week.” “If we hit the debt ceiling, that’s essentially defaulting on our obligations, which is totally unprecedented in American history.

“The impact on the economy would be catastrophic. I mean, that would be a worse financial economic crisis than anything we saw in 2008,” Goolsbee said. “I don’t see why anybody’s talking about playing chicken with the debt ceiling.” 

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

 Prez Obama and his minions are force-feeding us down the road to Socialism.

This is the sad truth.

 Prez Obama is smart. He is not a dummy. Obama knows exactly what he is doing. He wants to change this country from people centered to Government centered.

 I have to keep hammering this point- The God of Obama, the Dems, the Left, the state run media, and the Rhino Republicans is God of government.

The new saying is Government knows best.

 Newly elected Senator from Pennsylvania Pat Toomey said this- said he wouldn’t vote for the increase unless he sees “substantive progress” on spending cuts. He said Congress should approach the debt limit by holding votes periodically for small increases and extracting a “major concession” on spending cuts every time. 

 Lindsey Graham-South Carolina Senator- said on “Meet the Press” that he would not vote for the increase until he sees a plan to deal with long-term debt reduction — including a plan that addresses Social Security and a commitment to return to 2008 spending levels. 

 This is all fine and dandy but Graham has a habit of voting with Dems. This is his track record over the past years.

 Words are fine but it all comes down to action.

 Talk is cheap.

 Word on the forced state health care is promising.

 Read this Headline from Fox News-

Top House Republican Predicts ‘Significant’ Bipartisan Support for Health Care Law Repeal.

A top House Republican said Sunday that he expects “significant” bipartisan support for a proposed repeal of the health care overhaul — a vote he said would be held before President Obama’s State of the Union address. would not go so far as to say Congress can muster enough votes to would not go so override a presidential veto. But he predicted Republican leaders  “be that far off” from the two-thirds majority necessary to do so. 

The head of the House Energy and Commerce committee Fred Upton- Michigan said this “Watch what happens,” Upton said on “Fox News Sunday.” “There will be a significant number of Democrats, I think, that will join us.” 

 All quotes and headlines taken from FOX News.

 Yet, upon further inspection these clowns are hedging their votes. Key words like not so far as to say are the key words to the entire sentence.

I hope this is not politics as usual. The names and the party changes but the results are the same.

 NOT THE SAME BUT WORSE.

 I wish these lawmakers would read the Constitution. I dare anyone point out to me where in the Constitution it is written that government can force “We, The People” to buy goods and services.

 Our Founding Fathers wrote these words-

 It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly and at stated seasons, to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religion profession of sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship….

Massachusetts Bill of Rights, Part the First, 1780

 It yet remains a problem to be solved in human affairs, whether any free government can be permanent, where the public worship of God, and the support of religion, constitute no part of the policy or duty of the state in any assignable shape. The future experience of Christendom, and chiefly of the American states, must settle this problem, as yet new in the history of the world, abundant, as it has been, in experiments in the theory of government.

Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

 Since private and publick Vices, are in Reality, though not always apparently, so nearly connected, of how much Importance, how necessary is it, that the utmost Pains be taken by the Publick, to have the Principles of Virtue early inculcated on the Minds even of children, and the moral Sense kept alive, and that the wise institutions of our Ancestors for these great Purposes be encouraged by the Government. For no people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.

Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, November 4, 1775

The pyramid of government-and a republican government may well receive that beautiful and solid form-should be raised to a dignified altitude: but its foundations must, of consequence, be broad, and strong, and deep. The authority, the interests, and the affections of the people at large are the only foundation, on which a superstructure proposed to be at once durable and magnificent, can be rationally erected.

James Wilson

Please take these words to heart. Once we give up our freedom, we will never get it

The Sixties Radical on The New Year

We are entering the New Year with lots of promise and expectations that the election will change the scope and direction of this country. I am one of them but I am not holding my breath.

There is lots of big talk coming from the newly elected Republicans. Check out these comments –Representative Mike Rogers, Michigan-We went from an intelligence-based approach to a law enforcement-based approach, and we really never asked the question, ‘Are we safer?'”

“Remember, an FBI agent can use certain psychological techniques against a gangster in New York City that the Army Field Manual would not allow a CIA case officer to use on a foreign terrorist sent here to blow up Americans,” he said. “There’s a contradiction here that we have to get to the bottom of.” 

“Those kinds of things can get hindered when a law enforcement agent says, ‘Hey, you have the right to remain silent, oh by the way, if you can’t afford a lawyer, we’ll give you one, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer,'” he said. 

All of these quotes are taken from Fox News.

On first inspection, all of this sounds good. How many times have we heard this crap before?

We heard this stuff from Newt Gingrich and his gang when he took over as Speaker of the House in 1994. Gingrich said many of the same things.

Two years later, these idiots were running for cover because they were scared what the Dems and the Libs were saying about them.

I will bet you dollars to holes in a donut the endless attacks on the newly elected House members will hit the ground running on January 3rd if not before.

Talk is cheap.

Action is the key.

If these guys wusses out God forbid for there will be a revolution of the highest order.

We, the American people are tired of all of this crap.

We want our nation back.

We are Americans. READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY NOT AFRICAN AMERICANS, JEWISH AMERICANS, WHITE AMERICANS, NATIVE AMERICANS. INDIAN AMERICANS, WE ARE AMERICANS. PERIOD END OF DISCUSSION.

All of us who were born here are Native Americans.

Our parents came here legally.

My grand parents did.

We must be prepared to fight for our very lives.

The Libs, the Dems, and the Prez will not stop pushing their agenda of making the United States of America a Marxists Socialist society.

This is their goal.

God is government.

Not the God of our founding fathers- The God of the Bible.

We must stop at nothing to destroy their ideas.

We have to keep on teaching, using the words of Rush Limbaugh.

Read this headline from FOX-

Bipartisanship or Gridlock? Despite Breakthroughs, Lawmakers Face Rocky Session in 2011

We are being set up to accept compromise. What the Libs have in mind is that we bend over backwards and take it in the butt.

This is the truth.

Doctor Walter E. Williams is one of my heroes. Here are some of Doctor Williams quotes.

Democracy and liberty are not the same. Democracy is little more than mob rule, while liberty refers to the sovereignty of the individual.

The War between the States… produced the foundation for the kind of government we have today: consolidated and absolute, based on the unrestrained will of the majority, with force, threats, and intimidation being the order of the day. Today’s federal government is considerably at odds with that envisioned by the framers of the Constitution. … [The War] also laid to rest the great principle enunciated in the Declaration of Independence that ‘Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed’.

Try this thought experiment. Pretend you’re a tyrant. Among your many liberty-destroying objectives are extermination of blacks, Jews and Catholics. Which would you prefer, a United States with political power centralized in Washington, powerful government agencies with detailed information on Americans and compliant states or power widely dispersed over 50 states, thousands of local jurisdictions and a limited federal government?

 Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments, and courts. It’s high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

The framers gave us the Second Amendment not so we could go deer or duck hunting but to give us a modicum of protection against congressional tyranny.

Before you have a cow carefully, examine what Doctor Williams has to say.  It is based upon freedom and it is rooted in the Constitution of The United States of America.

More Doctor Williams quotes-

There are people in need of help. Charity is one of the nobler human motivations. The act of reaching into one’s own pockets to help a fellow man in need is praiseworthy and laudable. Reaching into someone else’s pocket is despicable and worthy of condemnation.

Three-fifths to two-thirds of the federal budget consists of taking property from one American and giving it to another. Were a private person to do the same thing, we’d call it theft. When government does it, we euphemistically call it income redistribution, but that’s exactly what thieves do — redistribute income. Income redistribution not only betrays the founders’ vision, it’s a sin in the eyes of God.

Government is necessary, but the only rights we can delegate to government are the ones we possess. For example, we all have a natural right to defend ourselves against predators. Since we possess that right, we can delegate authority to government to defend us. By contrast, we don’t have a natural right to take the property of one person to give to another; therefore, we cannot legitimately delegate such authority to government.

Freedom is our greatest asset. Without individual freedom and private property rights, our nation would not exist.

Our Founding Fathers knew this.

I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume the rank of champions of liberty, and make a very patriotic noise about the people. It is the stale artifice which has duped the world a thousand times, and yet, though detected, it is still successful. I love liberty as well as anybody. I am proud of it, as the true title of our people to distinction above others; but…I would guard it by making the laws strong enough to protect it.

Fisher Ames, letter to George Richard Minot, June 23, 1789

I am not a Virginian, but an American.

Patrick Henry, speech in the First Continental Congress, September 6, 1774

I believe a time will come when an opportunity will be offered to abolish this lamentable evil. Everything we do is to improve it, if it happens in our day; if not, let us transmit to our descendants, together with our slaves, a pity for their unhappy lot and an abhorrence of slavery.

Patrick Henry, letter to Robert Pleasants, January 18, 1773