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Ben Carson: open letter

Ben Carson at CPAC 2014

Dear Dr.  Ben Carson,

First of all I would like to tell you how much you are admired and respected by millions upon millions of Americans.  At that “Breakfast Dinner” where you spoke, the people of this country were blessed to be able to see and hear, for the first time since Obama took office, a person stand up and say what needed to be said.

Taxation without representation

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

The term “taxation without representation” is commonly associated with our War for Independence. It was one of many grievances the Colonists held against the King of England for the three taxes imposed upon the Colonists. Today we are also suffering from this tyrannical activity but nary can a complaint be heard – possibly because it has gone unnoticed. Unfortunately, “unnoticed” does not mean unpracticed.

IRS scandal involves Senate

The IRS scandal gained a new face - in Congress.

New IRS emails clearly implicate the United States Senate in the scandal of the way the Internal Revenue Service handled applications for tax-exempt status. The new emails name only one Senator. But none can doubt other Senators also encouraged the IRS to do what they did. This is the worst part of the IRS scandal: we have a Senate not protecting our liberties, but infringing on them.

Right to bear arms and States

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

I am not a Constitutional Scholar but I do have comprehensive reading abilities. With all the new laws popping up nationwide that regulate our right to bear arms, it occurred to me that a basic reading of the Constitution requires that an amendment be passed in order to make these laws constitutionally valid. Therefore, I embarked on a quest to find this amendment, and alas, none could be found. I’m being facetious of course. As a Constitution-carrying American citizen, I am fully aware of the fact that such an amendment does not exist.

Elections: Tools of Tyranny?

Ballot box. The Texas voter ID law will stop people from stuffing this.

Just this past week yet another conservative hopeful has failed his country, our Constitution and the people who have placed their confidence in him.  Rand Paul has joined the Progressive camps of the ruling parties with his declaration that voter fraud, the worst kind of election fraud, should be ignored.

Just tell them what they want to hear

Anti-ethics produced this result and now glosses over it.

Did you hear about the dictator who was asked by one of his subordinates, “How do we get the people to believe our lies?” The dictator answered, “Just tell them what they want to hear.”

What I love about New Jersey

Flag of New Jersey

Those living inside the Garden State probably have a different concept about what life is like within New Jersey than those living outside of New Jersey. Geographically and ecologically, the State has much to offer: mountains, farmlands, beautiful state parks and forests, coastal living, amusements and casinos, cities, and this year: a whole lot of snow! Unfortunately, New Jersey is seldom thought of in these terms. Our distinctive accents and our corrupt politics seem to be what we are most strongly identified with.

Sheriffs, guts, and the Constitution

Your local sheriff might be all that stands between you and a coup d'état.

Although little media attention has been given to the absentee sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, there are signs in the background of the militia pictures that read: “Where is the Sheriff?” The elusive Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie’s name is also difficult to find on Clark County’s sheriff’s websitei. This once revered Sheriff received the prestigious Sheriff of the Year Award from the National Sheriff’s Association as recently as March 18, 2014, but in April of 2014 he would be more deserving of the Casper Award for Sheriffs that Disappear When Needed Most.

Fear of government incapacitates

Bradlee Dean discusses what poverty in America often looks like.


We have it in our power to begin the world over again.

–Thomas Paine

Last week my wife, young children and I were touring Arizona and California, reaching out to our citizenry through tea parties, television, radio, gun shows, etc. We were doing our best to wake up the American people to the fact that we can win the day if we simply take opportunities to prove our God in these dire and turbulent times. But the first thing we need to do is get some people over the obstacle of fear.

Agenda 21 and ranch lands

Benjamin Netanyahu gave them hell at the UN today, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan did nearly fifty-nine years earlier.

The Cliven Bundy incident exposed many issues within our government that have bewildered the uninformed. Those familiar with United Nations Agenda 21, however, were not surprised to learn that the State of Nevada had few ranchers left due to the confiscation of their land by the Bureau of Land Management – all under the guise of sustainability.