How Will You Answer?
My Grandson came over the other day
He’s grown up now and I’m old and gray
Asking Grandpa, “Why did you give my freedom away?”
With a trembling voice, this is all I could say
I tried my hardest, I protested, I wrote
To my Congressman, Senators, and I did always vote
I learned about issues, the Constitution, and more
I thought of your brother and cousin, I’ll stop this I swore
I found like minded people but our numbers were few
We gathered together, got involved, we all knew
That our republic was dying the Constitution was dead
Put down by elitists and those who wore red
I did all I could and I’m sorry my son
Tears rolled down my face, I wish we had won
He gave me a hug, said I’m proud Grandpa to know
That you tried your hardest, wouldn’t let freedom go
I thought of his question I wished would have been,
“Grandpa what saved the republic? How did you win?
You had no money, connections or clout
How did this happen? What was it about?”
I told him how corruption had swept over the land
People gathered together, they marched hand in hand
To the Capitol in Washington, then their state, then their town
Once involved and informed no one could keep them down
We chose principled leaders to take up the fight
Against power, corruption, and to do what was right
Things started to change rather quickly at first
Freedom flooding the land like a dam that had burst
Government shrunk smaller and smaller, it was amazing to see
Bureaucrats getting their pink slips instead of you and me
Businesses started to prosper and many came back
The reason? No magic, just much lower tax
I came back to reality my heart sank like a stone
Back to reality, no freedom, I’m chilled to the bone
The government runs everything they knock on my door
Inspecting my thermostat, my light bulbs and more
I still keep on thinking and remembering a time
When I was truly free and my property was mine
But my Grandson knows one thing that he is not free
No, not like I was and he is beginning to see
That maybe it’s possible to once more light that spark
Of freedom and liberty that will light up the dark
And maybe his generation will turn the spark to a flame
That went out under my watch, I still am to blame
So when your Grandson comes to you a generation from now
What will he say? Will he ask how
Did you lose my freedom? Why didn’t you fight?
Or will he say? I love you Grandpa, thank you for protecting my rights
~J. L. (Max) Brewster
A POEM WORTH READING
He was getting
old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.
And tho’ sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew whereof he spoke.
But we’ll hear his tales no longer,
For old Bob has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer
For a Soldier died today.
He won’t be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won’t note his passing,
‘Tho a Soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier
Goes unnoticed and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Someone who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?
The politician’s stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.
While the ordinary Soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension small.
It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand?
Or would you want a Soldier–
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end?
He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his likes again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier’s part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor
While he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage
At the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
“OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.”
“If Ronald Reagan was the Gary Cooper of politics, Trump is the John Wayne. So, pilgrim, I’d rather have a President Trump who tells it like it is than a deceiver who feeds us sugarcoated poison at bedtime, only to have us wake up dead.”
~ Robert Davi – Actor and Director
“Our liberties do not come from charters; for these are only the declaration of pre-existing rights. They do not depend on parchments or seals, but come from the King of Kings and the Lord of all the earth.”
~John Dickinson, Founding Father and author of the Articles of Confederation
1. Obama, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz are not natural born citizens. At the times they were born, their fathers were not citizens. Location of birth is irrelevant. Those who insist that a person must be born within the US point to Section 212 of Vattel. But one must read all that Vattel wrote on the subject, which is contained in Sections 213-217.
A “natural born” citizen inherits his citizenship from his parents. Just as he inherits his eye and hair color from them, so he inherits his citizenship status. He is “born” with the hair and eye color his parents gave him, and he is “born” with the citizenship status they gave him. No provision in the Constitution made him a Citizen – no Act of Congress made him a Citizen – just as no provision in the Constitution or Act of Congress determined his eye or hair color. His citizenship, eye color, and hair color are all inherited from his parents. THAT’s what a natural born citizen is.
“The greatest calamity which could befall us would be submission to a government of unlimited powers.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”
~Daniel Webster, American statesmen in the 1800s
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
~ Thomas Paine
The “Supreme” Court does not make laws, it simply offers opinions on whether or not a “law” meets Constitutional muster. If the law violates the Constitution, then the law is remanded back to the Legislative branch so that the law can be re-written to fall in line with the Constitution. This is how our government is supposed to create laws.
Bear in mind that offering an “opinion” does not change the law. They just tell us that it does and we believe their lies. We then repeat their lies and teach them to others. The lies soon become “truth”, although it is not The Truth. I’ll say it again. Courts do not make laws.
Abortion is not legal anywhere in America. That’s right, there is no Federal Law on the books regarding abortion. None! There is a “Supreme” Court opinion called Roe V Wade, but that is merely an opinion…not a law! They just tell us that it is and we believe them, follow the lie, and teach it to others.
Access to abortions of “convenience” is illegal in all 50 states. A “Supreme” Court decision cannot and does not change the law. They just tell us that it does, and we, like gullible subjects, believe them.
Planned Parenthood has been violating the law in all 50 states and should be closed, and all of the directors and abortionists should go to prison as accessories to murder. That is the law of the land, and that is the Truth.
The same Truth also applies to homo “marriage.” Before the recent “opinion” of the “Supreme” Court, marriage was strictly between a man and a woman in 39 states. Eleven states had legalized sodomite “marriage” through the legislative process, 3 by direct election of the people, and 8 by action of State Legislatures. Today, sodomite “marriage” is still illegal in all 39 of the states where the law is still on the books. The “Supreme” Court cannot change the law, but can only offer opinions about it.
“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”
~ Thomas Jefferson