Monthly Archives: August 2009

1787 US Constitution Flag

1787 Constitution Flag

1787 Constitution Flag

The Flag of the Alamo, also known as the 1824 Flag is believed to be the one that flew over the Alamo during the battle there.  The date 1824 references the Mexican Constitution of 1824, which the government under President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was not honoring.

 

The 1787 flag is a variation on the Unites States flag, with the date 1787 added, referencing the date of the adoption of the US constitution.  (Note: The U.S. Constitution was not finally ratified until 1788.)

Now, I have to say that by referencing the Alamo, I am certainly not advocating any kind of violence or revolution.  I designed this flag to represent my support for The United States Constitution and my desire that all elected officials would truly seek to honor and obey it.

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gun control quotes

“Gun control? It’s the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I’m a bad guy, I’m always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You will pull the trigger with a lock on, and I’ll pull the trigger. We’ll see who wins.”
Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, mafia hit man and informant, in Vanity Fair, August 1999.

Der größte Unsinn, den man in den besetzen Ostgebieten machen könnte, sei der, den unterworfenen Völkern Waffen zu geben. Die Geschichte lehre, daß alle Herrenvölker untergegangen seien, nachdem sie den von ihnen unterworfenen Volkern Waffen bewilligt hatten.
[The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so.]
Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), April 11, 1942, quoted in Hitlers Tischegesprache Im Fuhrerhauptquartier 1941-1942. [Hitler’s Table-Talk at the Fuhrer’s Headquarters 1941-1942], Dr. Henry Picker, ed. (Athenaum-Verlag, Bonn, 1951)

“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
Richard Henry Lee, Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress, initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights.

“The great object is that every man be armed . . . Everyone who is able may have a gun.”
Patrick Henry, in the Virginia Convention on the ratification of the Constitution.

“The advantage of being armed . . . the Americans possess over the people of all other nations . . . Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several Kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”
James Madison, author of the Bill of Rights, in his Federalist Paper No. 46.

“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.”
Sigmund Freud, General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

Here’s my credo: There are no good guns, There are no bad guns. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a good man is no threat to anyone, except bad people.
Charlton Heston, actor and President of the NRA

No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson Founding Father, author of the Declaration of Independence, and Third President of the United States

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Robin Hood supported lower taxes, not higher

People on the left often use Robin Hood as a metaphor for their socialist “wealth redistribution” schemes and power grabs. However, what people don’t realize about Robin Hood was that he stole from the rich POLITICIANS to give to the poor TAXPAYERS. Robin Hood advocated less taxation, not more (in other words, tax cuts for those who pay taxes).

Here’s the recap of the legend: King Richard was away, and England was ruled by his jerk of a brother, John. Prince John and his cronies decided to increase taxes on the working folks of England, so they could have some fun. In came Robin of Loxley, who believed that the hard working folks of England should be allowed to keep the fruits of their labor. Robin Hood was not opposed to government (he supported the lawful king), but rather to tyrannical government and confiscatory taxation.

“Well,” you might say, “The government would not be taxing to further their own lifestyle, but rather to help the poor.” Remember, the goal of a politician is to get reelected and obtain more power and influence. When government programs are continually expanded, the main reason is to buy votes and allow the politicians to remain in power. Politicians also seem to always find a way to exempt themselves and their cronies from many of the requirements of the regulatory and tax burdens they impose on others. Whenever reform of these leviathan programs is proposed, the socialist politician cries that the reformer is trying to hurt the poor/elderly/kids. Thus, a never-ending cycle of greed, corruption, and waste is perpetuated.

Taking wealth away from those who produce it does nothing to address the root causes of poverty and actually hurts the overall economy by punishing achievement and discouraging excellence. When success is taxed, success is discouraged. History has repeatedly shown that lower taxes provide a better foundation for economic stability and general prosperity.

Robin of Loxley returned the money to the taxpayers from whom it was unjustly stolen by a tyrannical government. Robin Hood was a tax protester.

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Paul Harvey on gun control

Are you considering backing gun control laws? Do you think that because you may not own a gun, the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment don’t matter?

CONSIDER THESE

In 1929 the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, approximately 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. In 1911,

Turkey established gun control. From 1915-1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill, and others, who were unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million “educated” people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

That places total victims who lost their lives because of gun control at approximately 56 million in the last century. Since we should learn from the mistakes of history, the next time someone talks in favor of gun control, find out which group of citizens they wish to have exterminated.

It has now been many months since gun owners in Australia were forced to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed, a program costing the government more than $500 million dollars. The results Australia-wide: homicides are up 3.2%, assaults are up 8%, armed robberies are up 44%. In that country’s state of Victoria, homicides with firearms are up 300%. Over the previous 25 years, figures show a steady decrease in armed robberies and Australian politicians are on the spot and at a loss to explain how no improvement in “safety” has been observed after such monumental effort and expense was successfully expended in “ridding society of guns.”

It’s time to state it plainly; guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws only affect the law-abiding citizens. Take action before it’s too late, write or call your delegation.

Paul Harvey ….

copied from http://jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/faq.htm#faq01

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