We The People

We The People

Monday, December 31, 2012

January 2, 2012
Self-Destruct Mode
By Tammy Derouin
The United States is in an economic crisis.  The president returned from yet another vacation to pretend he cares.  If he cared, he wouldn’t have signed an executive order granting pay increases to federal employees.  Talk about fiscal irresponsibility.  This is the same administration that says we can spend our way out of debt.  Try to convince your bank of that kind of logic.  It doesn’t work and they know it.  Obama is getting exactly what he wants.  He wants our system to collapse.   
I feel Obama harbors a true hatred towards America and all that is American.  How else would you describe his actions?  He was brought up surrounded by anti-American individuals.  His friends and those he associates with are radicals and extremists.  They were and still are anti-Americans.  How did such an individual make it to the presidency?  How did he pull the wool over the eyes of so many people?
I recently read an article that outlined some of Obama’s anti-American actions and words.  I’ve written about many of these in the past.  Individually, they are shocking.  To see a list, which was far from complete, was sobering.  It left me asking the question, how do so many people get blindsided? 
It’s amazing how people react to fiction and non-fiction so differently.  When dealing with a fictional story, people have no problem determining who the “bad guy” is.  The actions, words and the motive of an individual are plain to see.  We don’t need to be told who the criminal is or for that matter, who the hero is.  Life has taught us the difference between good and evil.  When it comes to non-fiction, people lose their common sense.  They second guess or overthink an issue instead of going with their gut feeling.  They stop thinking and allow those in power or those in the media to do their thinking for them.  It’s kind of like that couple that sits a row ahead of you at the theatre.  One is constantly explaining what is taking place to their companion.  Maybe the person has difficulty hearing.  Instead of dealing with reality and getting a hearing aid, the person has given someone else the control to interpret the story for them.  It’s easier to be led than to do the work.  By not doing the work, you have put yourself at the mercy of the intelligence or the motives of someone else. 
Let’s walk a fine line.  Not so long ago, in a land not so far away, there was a free and prosperous society. It existed because individuals believed in self-reliance.  Each person was responsible for their own well-being.  Over time, prosperity caused the people to ignore signs of decay.  Ultimately, this negligence led to an infectious disease.   It invaded their society and began to destroy them from within.  They elected leaders who had loyalties to other societies; societies that wished to destroy them.  Their enemies openly stated their intentions. The people continually voted in leaders, all the way to the highest office, that sought to destroy their home land.  They were willingly activating their own self-destruct mode. Neighboring lands couldn’t understand their actions.  
The United States is drowning in debt.  Instead of cutting off financial support to other countries, President Obama is giving Egypt twenty F-16 fighter jets.  This is just part of $450 million in aid that was promised in 2010.  Egypt is now ruled by an evil regime that has openly called for the destruction of America and Israel.  Egyptian President Morsi openly prayed in public asking Allah to destroy the Jews and their supporters.  President Morsi has been talking with Iranian President Ahmadinejad.  Ahmadinejad has stated he wants to, “wipe Israel off the face of the map” and “We don’t shy away from declaring that Islam is ready to rule the world.”  Obama indirectly funneled $20 million to Hamas and stated that the goals of Hamas are fine, so long as they are achieved “peacefully.”  He allowed Iran to acquire top secret U.S. drone technology.  Obama has made it possible to detain American citizens indefinitely without charge or trial. Meanwhile, he advocates Miranda rights for foreign terrorists.  Obama watched as Americans died in Benghazi and then blamed a video for the violence.  Obama and his administration aren’t being held accountable for their negligence.  Obama doesn’t have a problem shipping guns and war planes to the enemies of the United States.  He does however want the American people to give up their right to bear arms.  Obama is arming our enemies while trying his very best to disarm American citizens. 
Getting back to the fine line, fact is always stranger than fiction.  Believing fiction over fact is self-destructive.
“We should not forget that the spark which ignited the American Revolution was caused by the British attempt to confiscate the firearms of the colonists.”
Patrick Henry

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December 26, 2012
Life’s Little Detours
By Tammy Derouin
I took a much needed break and jumped off the news wagon for a short time.  Unfortunately, the world doesn’t have a pause button.  Jumping back on and trying to play catch up had me reaching for the ibuprofen.  It was a nice break but I’m still dragging my feet.
With the year coming to a close, I’ve spent some time reflecting on the events of the past year.  Life is a learning experience.  I’m of the belief that events in our life happen for a reason.  We may not understand at the time why things take place, especially the bad and harmful events.  If given the opportunity to look into our own future, would we have willingly traveled the path that we have taken?  We make decisions with our best intentions.  We want what’s best for ourselves and for those that are in our lives.
I have learned that it’s the struggles in life that make you who you are.  As much as I like sitting at the beach reading and relaxing, that’s all it is.  Life on the beach, no matter how inviting, isn’t living.  Life involves risk.  Life involves stepping out of your comfort zone and daring to do something you never thought possible.  There will be failures and there will be victories.  Don’t stew too long over the failures, learn from them.  Enjoy life’s victories. 
As I put 2012 behind me, I leave financial security, a home and many material possessions.  I leave behind fear, false accusations (I do enjoy those little victories); loss of freedom and that terrible sound of the exterior door handle twisting open as I pretend to sleep.  What have I gained?  I’ve gained financial insecurity, a small apartment and freedom.  I haven’t been this happy in years!  I have family that has always stood by me and has been willing to help every step of the way.  I have friends that have been supportive and care about my well-being.  I even have friends that have helped build my confidence to levels that have allowed me to enjoy life once again.  Humor is a wonderful coping mechanism.  Having such friends at work is an even greater blessing.
I’ve also enjoyed opportunities that wouldn’t have come about had I not gone through this difficult situation.   I believe every life has purpose.  We would not come in contact with certain people or have opportunities without being exposed to experiences that seem to be the darkest moments of our life.  Nobody wants to get stuck in a ditch.  Who or what we come in contact with because of life’s little detours is what makes life challenging and even a little exciting. We are able to appreciate the good by how we handle the bad.  That however, involves those paths that we wouldn’t have willingly taken but did.  
I have a greater understanding of what is taking place in our country due to my experience.  I’ve dealt with a narcissist.  I understand how the Left manipulates a situation.  There is one set of rules for “their” side and one set of rules for “my” side.  The rules for me changed without warning.   My life was monitored.  Everything from my location, to purchases, possessions and communications were under surveillance.  It happened slowly over time and without my knowledge.  I had a nice home.  I had financial security.  I didn’t have freedom.  What I have just described is socialism and communism. 
We the people of the United States are losing our freedoms.  It has happened slowly over time and without our complete knowledge.  It has been disguised as a need for safety and security.  It’s for your own good, for your protection, says the narcissist.  There are those who say, “If I’m not doing anything wrong, why should it matter if I’m being watched?”  It matters because the one watching is the one making the rules.  You will always be guilty until proven innocent.  Are your freedoms, your rights, worth giving complete control to the government?  The federal government can’t handle the few duties assigned to it by the Constitution.  Do you want the government to have even more control of your life?
I’ll take capitalism.  I’m no longer financially secure.  I am however, free.  I’ll take freedom and all the risks that come with it over servitude.  Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, you can’t go wrong.  Capitalism puts you in control.  The Constitution gives the control to the people.  That’s why those in power call the Constitution outdated.  If we give up even one of our rights, we give up control.  Servitude and enslavement will become our normal way of life.
“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality.  But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 19, 2012
Never Waste A Good Crisis
By Tammy Derouin
Watch as those on the Left work their magic to remove more of our rights.  It always helps when you have the backing of uninformed or mislead people to help push your agenda.  Hitler stated, “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.”   
The killing spree at the Connecticut Elementary school was indeed tragic.  Let’s not let one tragedy lead to another.  The government is more than willing to strip us of our rights.  Obama has already used this opportunity to imply that gun control will be a priority.  We need to look at the real problem.  The people who commit such crimes are to blame, not their weapon of choice.  We cannot allow anger to rule our actions.  With rights come responsibilities.  If you are not responsible, you will lose your rights through the court system.  Living in a free society requires individuals to be responsible for their actions.  Those who have abused their rights or those who are mentally impaired must be dealt with differently.  The rights of responsible gun owners “shall not be infringed,” as stated in the Constitution.  The alternative is government control.  There is no such thing as guaranteed safety and security.  Ask yourself, are you willing to give up a valuable right for something that nobody, not even the government can guarantee?
Last week I mentioned Rahm Emanuel’s statement, “Never waste a good crisis.”  We will witness how quickly the Left will move to capitalize on this crisis.  Hollywood is doing their part.  Celebrities are coming out in support of gun control or gun bans.  One actor blatantly called for people to give up their rights.  Hollywood is the land of the privileged and the elite.  Obama is part of this privileged group.  Do you really think people of status are going to go around unprotected?  When a right or privilege is denied to the population only those with money and means continue to have rights.
The weapon of choice in this case was a gun.  What about knives or blunt objects?  Two hands of an angry and out of control individual can be life threatening as well.  How far are we going to take this?  Car accidents kill people too.  What about alcohol?  Alcohol is a big contributor to crime and abuse.  What should we do, ban alcohol?  Oh wait, the government did ban alcohol.  How did that work?  The elite and the privileged still had access to alcohol.  The average citizen who attempted to make and or sell a homemade version became the criminal.  Crime increased due to the government overreaching its power.  Hey, the government created jobs by outlawing alcohol.  The government also sent you to prison for your entrepreneurial creativity.  Never mind the fact that those in power never had to give up their right to alcohol.
I never thought I would agree with Pravda but maybe they’re right in this particular case.  Maybe the American population is illiterate.  We are destroying ourselves and we don’t even know it. We are giving up our rights in hopes the government will protect and provide for us.  The government wasn’t designed to take care of every aspect of our lives.  The government will however, step in and mismanage every aspect of our lives if we let it.  The population has embraced governmental care at every level.  Pravda is right once again, we haven’t learned from the mistakes of the Soviet Union. 
Europe is teetering on collapse and the United States is following.  We are doing everything that Europe proved doesn’t work.  The desire to be cared for from crib to casket has blinded us from the stark reality that government fails miserably at managing our lives.  We are individuals.  We don’t settle.  We will always aspire to do better.  It is human nature to compete and that’s precisely why socialism and communism do not work.
An unarmed population will only put the guns in the hands of the government and criminals.  You could argue they are one in the same.  If we allow the government to continue to overreach their authority, we will eventually lose all of our rights.  The government will state it’s for our protection.  The right of the collective is becoming greater than the right of the individual. 
You may be in favor of stricter gun laws or maybe even banning firearms all together.  What happens when the government targets something that is important to you?  Do you enjoy speaking your mind?  Do you enjoy reading books, periodicals or newspapers?  How about the internet?  Do you enjoy the ability to look up anything of interest?  Do you enjoy traveling?  How about eating and drinking what you enjoy?  Our freedoms are in danger.  If the government successfully ends one of our rights, the others will soon fall.
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December 12, 2012
By Tammy Derouin
Our nation dodged a debilitating bullet this past week.  Our Senators came dangerously close to handing over the rights of Americans with disabilities to the United Nations.  Once again, where was the press?  How did such an important vote take place with little to no coverage?    If you live in Michigan, Levin and Stabenow voted against the citizens of the State of Michigan and ultimately the citizens of the United States.  “It’s a waste of time”, my friend Jim Riley stated, “to try and change their minds.”  Levin and Stabenow are career Left-Wing politicians.  The only way we are going to change things is to change the hearts and minds of the people at the local level.  Although I did not find their names on the Progressive Caucus list, Levin and Stabenow are Left Wing ideologues.  Their beliefs are destructive to our nation. 
I was introduced to a new way of describing myself.  When the subject of politics comes up, I’ve found that Conservatives aren’t always willing to come right out and state they’re a Conservative.  Remember the Reagan years?  You said Conservative or Republican with pride.  I did too, until those dark years when the Democratic Party had their meat hooks in me.  I’m so glad I woke up from that nightmare.  Now that I’ve gone back to my roots, I’ve struggled with what to call myself.  I vote Republican because they’re just slightly less progressive than the Democratic Party.  Both parties are corrupt.  Both parties have betrayed the American people. I decided to call myself a Conservative.  It seemed to work.  The word Constitutionalist was brought to my attention this past week.  It had a new and deeper meaning.  It’s the perfect word to describe my view.  I’m a Constitutionalist.  I believe in the Constitution and the limited role of government in our lives.  The checks and balance system, if allowed to work the way it was intended, will scrutinize every bill, every proposal and every action taken by all three branches of government. If changes need to be made, the Constitution provides the way to make such changes.
The United States must get back to its roots. We must restore our nation and our Constitution.  This is a brilliant, well-written, well thought out document and it works.  No other nation in the world has had so many people risk everything including their lives to get here.  Americans are exceptional.  America offers dreamers a place to dream, a place to reach for the stars.  Americans don’t flee to other countries for political asylum, well up until now at least.  There is no other place to go.  If the United States lowers its standards to be “equal” among nations; then Americans have lost their exceptionalism.  America made it to the top because Americans never took no for an answer. 
We the people built this country.  Government didn’t build it.  The American spirit is slowly being extinguished.  History is being re-written.  Our freedoms are disappearing.  The government is getting larger and larger with the ultimate goal of having complete control.  Many of our elected leaders are wolves in sheep’s clothing.  This is how the Fabian Socialists are described in a stain glass painting in the UK.  It was their objective to turn up the heat to mold the world more to their liking.  Remember when Rahm Emanuel said, “Never waste a good crisis.”  Those that want to be in power use a crisis to present a solution.  Those people or groups “stir the pot,” often making a problem where one doesn’t exist.  They wait and wait and when the crisis hits the flash point, they come in with a solution.  In some cases, the people beg for relief.  That’s how Hitler came to power.  He caused a crisis, presented a solution and won an election.  The people were desperate for answers and relief.  Never waste a good crisis.
The Left likes to call anybody who is on to their scheme a conspiracy theorist.  In fact, they are the ones who have been conspiring to take total control of your life. They work covertly.  There is plenty of proof to back up their success. The proof is in the President.  He’s a Constitutional Scholar.  Auto mechanics will teach you how to fix and keep your vehicle working properly.  If you study and apply what you learn, you may even be able to do a full frame-off restoration.  Someone that knowledgeable would know how to dismantle a vehicle effortlessly, one piece at a time.  A wolf in Sheep’s clothing dismantling our Constitution, one piece at a time.
“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”
Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 5, 2012
The Constitution Is Our Blueprint
By Tammy Derouin
The Declaration of Independence declares the will of the people to be free from an oppressive government.  It lists the reasons the people of the colonies, under British rule, declared their independence.  The Constitution is our blueprint to remain a free and independent nation. 
There has been a movement in this country, since the early 20th century, to change the very basic principles and beliefs of the United States.   The government has slowly encroached on our freedoms, our liberties, our God given rights.  We, the people, have allowed this to happen by being uninterested, uninformed and uninvolved. 
The Constitution is the key for this nation to remain free.  It is also the key to remain independent.  In addition to the government chipping away our individual rights, the government is pushing our nation towards global control.   Global control would end our sovereign rights as a nation.  It would end our freedom.  Executive Orders, many of which are never reported, have set the stage for our fundamental transformation from a free to an enslaved nation. 
Virtually every Constitutional Amendment is being violated.  Freedom of speech is under attack.   The government has attempted to silence those who don’t tow the party line.  The Second Amendment is under attack.  It states, “The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The founders knew that an unarmed population would give those that govern a huge advantage to impose their will.  They would be able to take with little to no resistance.  These are but two examples.  The government has treaded and trampled on our rights.
Amendment XIII also needs protection.  When we think of the 13th Amendment we tend to think about the Civil War and the end of slavery.  We need to revisit this particular amendment.  Slavery is slavery.  It requires an oppressor and the oppressed.  The amendment states, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”  President Obama signed an Executive Order that violates this amendment.  While the nation rang in 2012, he signed an order making it possible for an American citizen to be picked up and held indefinitely without charge or trial.  This also violates Amendment VI.  Why hasn’t the press reported this?  Why isn’t Congress screaming?  To be fair, some are, but oddly not all. 
Isn’t this what communist countries do?  Pravda reported after Obama was re-elected that the U.S. just elected their first communist president.  It also stated that we haven’t learned from the failure of the Soviet Union.  They called the U.S. voters illiterate.  We, as a nation don’t understand the terrible mistake we’ve made because we don’t know history.
Our government, once a tool for the people has become the weapon against the people. We are being transformed nationally into a global government.  UN Agenda 21 is not a party issue.  George Bush, Sr., along with 178 other nations signed the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development – Agenda 21.  The International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) was designed to implement Agenda 21 at the local level.  The plan involves taking over our educational system, energy, government, food production, transportation, and our health system.  Conservation is a good idea, within reason.  It’s completely unacceptable to loss our sovereign rights, our God given rights and our freedom to achieve environmental goals.
Agenda 21 has been in the works for 20 years.  President Obama has signed many Executive Orders that will act as tools to implement Agenda 21 in the United States. 
The following information was first located at www.infowars.com. 
A leaked document entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (look it up and download it) was a horrifying discovery.  This is a manual, a U.S. Army document prepared for the DOD.  It contains plans for “political activists” to be re-educated while detained in prison camps within the United States.  The manual states, “The authority to approve resettlement such operations within U.S. territories,” would require a “special exception” to The Posse Comitatus Act, which can be obtained via “the President invoking his executive authority.”
In 2009, the National Guard posted job opportunities for “Internment/Resettlement Specialists” to work in “civilian internee camps” within the United States.
In December 2011, it was revealed that Halliburton subsidiary KBR is seeking sub-contractors to staff and outfit “emergency environment” camps located in five regions of the United States.
Do you recognize your country?  We need to be informed and educated if we have any hope of remaining an independent sovereign nation.
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government-lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
Patrick Henry

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November 28, 2012
Is It Any Wonder?
By Tammy Derouin
Is it any wonder this country is in the shape that it’s in?  The overwhelming amount of information that comes in daily is unbelievable.  If only the press would report the real news.  Information is vital to our survival and the press continues to bow to its master, aka, the president.  We have the right to a free press.   The government isn’t supposed to control our information.  The founders felt so strongly about free speech, it became our First Amendment.  The government is prohibited from interfering with religion, speech, the press; or the right to peaceably assemble and to petition the government with a grievance.
 Religion, speech, and the right to assemble have taken many direct hits from the government.  The press, with some exceptions, would rather do parlor tricks for a pat on the head.  Have you seen the press conferences Obama holds?  On those very rare occasions he holds one, there a joke.  The press embarrassingly gushes over Obama.  He is treated like a sacred artifact that must be handled with delicacy.  He shouldn’t be having a love affair with the press.  If the press isn’t irritating the president, they aren’t doing their job.
Our rights, our freedoms, are in peril of disappearing forever.  Americans need to revisit a truly sacred artifact, The Constitution.  The government has been encroaching on the rights of the people for a long time.  The socialist movement has been chipping away our rights, every chance they get.  Is it any wonder they have been so successful?  They have concealed their true identity by wrapping themselves up in pretty little packages.  The Progressive Caucus is one such example.  Currently, there are 75 caucus members in Congress.  They use the word “progressive” to make it sound positive.  The progressive movement is a socialist movement.  They believe in big government.  They also believe that the government knows best.   Obamacare is a huge example.  The ability for the individual and their doctor to make the best possible decision will be turned over to a bureaucratic board.  Your medical care will no longer be based on what’s best for you; it will be based on what’s best for the collective.  Nancy Pelosi who left the Progressive Caucus once she was elected House Minority Leader stated, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”  Have we, as American’s lost our minds?  Why do so many Americans buy this pile of poo?  Is the package really that pretty?  It doesn’t change what’s inside.  They insulted our intelligence.  Who in their right mind would gamble everything before the cards have even been dealt or viewed?  When did Americans become so naive? 
I visited the Progressive Caucus website.  Their beliefs and their agenda are destructive to our country.  If they succeed, The Constitution will be history.  Many of their beliefs also tie in with UN Agenda 21.  If you have never heard of Agenda 21, I strongly suggest you go to the UN website.  This agenda will destroy our sovereign rights as a nation.  This “Agenda” is an attempt to achieve total control of everything at the global level.  Your liberty, your rights and freedoms will be gone.  The Progressive Caucus states several items in their agenda that pave the way for UN Agenda 21.  There are 75 members in Congress that are proud members of the Socialist Democrat Party of the United States.  Is it any wonder?
One of the founding members of the Progressive Caucus, Bernie Sanders, has a long political career.  He served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, served eight terms in the House and is currently serving in the Senate.  A reporter from the Washington Post asked him a very interesting question.  “Are you now or have you ever been a socialist?”  Back when McCarthy asked such a question, it was career ending if you had a hint of “red” in your background, now it’s acceptable.  Sanders answered, “Yeah, I wouldn’t deny it.  Not for one second.  I’m a democratic socialist.” 
Is it any wonder the United States is on a course for disaster?   The president met with members of the Progressive Caucus, union leaders and leaders of progressive organizations to discuss the financial state of this nation.  These are people and organizations that supported his campaign.  Obama met with people that have a destructive agenda for America before he met with congressional leaders.  He chose to meet with a people who share socialist and communist beliefs first.   Is it any wonder?
“We can’t expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism.”
Nikita Khrushchev

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 21, 2012
History 101
By Tammy Derouin
The day after the election the stock market plummeted.  Many large corporations announced lay-offs in the wake of Obama’s re-election.  Hostess, an American icon, will be closing up shop.  This alone will affect 18,500 jobs.  To see more lay-offs that were announced following Obama’s re-election go to www.dailyjobcuts.com. 
The Benghazi cover-up has only gotten worse.  Obama needed a fall guy and it appears he thought Petraeus would be the guy.  Obama is known for throwing people under the bus.  Let’s hope Petraeus tells the truth and doesn’t throw America under the bus.  The Obama House of Cards will fall.  It may take some time but eventually the truth will come out.  Americans died and our president watched and prevented our military from going to their aid.  It took 14 hours for the U.S. military to arrive.  It took three weeks for the government to conduct an “investigation.” The more time that passes the less Obama feels he will have to explain.  We cannot let this cover-up die.  The president and his corrupt administration must be exposed. 
Within a week of Obama’s re-election, every state in the union had some kind of campaign in the works to secede from the union.  A citizen’s push for Obama’s impeachment is also gearing up. What a way to celebrate re-election and this is just the first week.  Obama inherited quite a mess.  I wonder who he will blame.
Succession isn’t the answer.  It’s a way to blow off steam but we are much stronger as a union than as individual states.  I have to wonder if the sheer number of people that are signing these petitions will bring voter fraud into question.  The Left was planning to scream fraud had Romney won.  The DOJ didn’t want to ensure fair elections.  When Florida attempted to clean up its voter registration records, they were told to stop.  Obama didn’t win any state that had voter I.D. enforcement.  Voting machines were defaulting to Obama.  Yet the Left was setting the stage to claim voter fraud had Obama lost, interesting.
It truly is amazing how the personal side and the national side keep shadowing each other.  So let’s break this down.  What is fraud?  It’s cheating.  Someone or some entity that is so eager to accuse someone of cheating must have some knowledge of the actual act.  They don’t want you to see their guilt, insert smoke and mirrors, so they constantly accuse and point the finger and try to discredit you.  As time goes by, those dirty little secrets eventually find their way to the surface.  Those with honor and integrity will still be standing.  Those who wrongfully accuse others have a way of being exposed.  I’m just saying…
Most people think history is boring.  They haven’t truly studied history.  Apparently America needs the “hands on” excitement for learning.  Exciting doesn’t always mean fun.  A roller coaster can be exciting but not necessarily fun.  At first it may not seem so bad, a few bumps a few jarring motions.  You feel the exhilaration of the slow climb up the track of promises.  Your anticipation grows as you get to the peak.  It is no longer possible to look back.  You begin the downward plunge and then realize the tracks are no longer there.  The ring master sold you magic beans.  You bought into the lies that everything was fine and getting better.  You were so eager to get on the ride of empty promises that you didn’t care what method accomplished the goal.  He used you, promised you the world and then sent you cheering off the cliff.  You can’t blame the ring master, can you?  You jumped in on your own.  Welcome to history 101!  Buckle up America; it’s going to be a very bumpy ride.   Americans didn’t want to take the time to learn from the past so we will repeat it.
Missouri is known as the “Show me” state.  It just became the motto for the United States.  Apparently we don’t believe the stove is hot so we have to find out for ourselves.  We have just asked Obama to “show me” how our economy will collapse.  Show me how government will destroy private industry.  Show me how our enemies will destroy us.  Show me how health care will only get worse.  Show me how well the government is capable of taking care of people.  Show me how a vote for Obama will fundamentally transform America.  Show me how Americans will be affected by surrendering their freedoms.  Show me how Americans will react after it’s too late. 
We have sealed our own fate.  Free stuff is apparently the going rate for freedom. 
“Freedom is lost gradually from an uninterested, uninformed, and uninvolved people…”
Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 14, 2012
By Tammy Derouin
America chose servitude over freedom. 
A friend of mine has an “I voted” sticker posted at his desk.  It states, “We The People…” with a Constitutional look about it.  It intrigues and haunts me.  The Constitution is very vulnerable now.  Images of it going up in flames or being run through a shredder come to mind quite often.
The press has done our country a grave disservice.  They have been lying to the American people for years.  At the moment, freedom of speech isn’t a crime.  The original patriots were guilty of treason once they signed The Declaration of Independence.  The only thing we, the ones willing to speak, are guilty of is demanding the truth, justice to be served, and the Constitution to be upheld.
Our enemies are cheering that Obama won.  Isn’t that comforting?  We have empowered someone that supports those who want to destroy us.  The Muslim Brotherhood is happy with our election outcome.  The Communist Party USA has nothing but praise for their accomplishment.  Interestingly, November 7 was the 95th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.   The Bolsheviks were members of the Marxist Russian Social-Democratic Workers’ Party.   Do you see any similarities?  This was the party and event that brought Communism to Russia.  The party transformed into the Communist Party and the Soviet Union emerged under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin.  Russian emigrants that escaped the communist regime live in fear once again.  They escaped bondage and America just embraced it, hook, line and sickle.  
 Obama told Russian President Medvedev that after the election he would have, “More flexibility.”  Obama made another statement I haven’t been able to let rest.  He said, “This is my last election.”  I personally feel there was much more being transmitted to Putin.  Once a dictator comes to power, he doesn’t leave willingly.  Obama has signed enough executive orders to do just that, all he needs is a crisis.  Once the match is lite everything will fall into place.  Guess who holds the match?
Americans have embraced an administration that has lied, consorted with the enemy by giving them aid and comfort (treason), refuses to protect our borders, has set our economy up for collapse, feels that it’s the government’s responsibility to provide for the people, interfered with private industry, and has now been given control of your very life.  Those who think Obamacare is a lifesaver have a rude awakening coming. 
While the nation watched Hurricane Sandy, Obama signed yet another executive order.  This order created the Homeland Security Partnership Council.  It merges the DHS with local governments and the private sector.  The result of this order gives the Executive Branch complete and unlimited control over the lives of the American people.  The federal government will be able to expand its control at the local level.  Networks of “security partnerships,” will allow direct communication to the federal level.  Obama no longer needs Congress.  He has secured his ability to control through absolute rule, a dictator.  Don’t worry; it’s for your own protection.  Did you hear the cell door slam shut?  You have willingly become a prisoner to your government.  www.whitehouse.gov  Thanks Jerome for the information.
We have turned our back on Israel.  We have empowered someone that will stand with evil and watch the destruction of Israel.  If you have any doubt that he won’t stand by and do nothing, remember Benghazi.  Obama watched Americans die and did nothing.
Five days before the election, Iran fired on a U.S. drone over international waters.  That is an act of war.  We don’t have to go to war but we don’t have to ignore it either.  We are no longer a threat to our enemies.  Where was the press?  Oh yeah, in Obama’s back pocket.
Hours after Obama was re-elected, the United States supported the new U.N. Arms Treaty talks.  America abides by American rule, not global rule.
The person who made the video the Obama Administration blamed for causing the uprising in Benghazi and Egypt was sentenced to a year in jail. Obama targeted an individual for exercising freedom of speech. It kind of sounds like something other countries do, political prisoners.  I guess that’s us now too.
Half of our citizens are either in complete darkness, they don’t care, or they prefer socialism/communism over American principles.  When given a choice, Americans opted for servitude over freedom.  In four short years America went from giving a hand to demanding a hand-out.  Self-reliance is no longer valued.  The more government assistance you receive the more the government owns you.  We will have to live with the consequences of our actions. 
“America was the last hope for freedom and we willingly gave it up.  I was blessed to be born into freedom.  I doubt I will die in freedom.  I will however, die for freedom.”
Tammy Derouin

Monday, November 5, 2012

November 7, 2012
Freedom or Servitude?
By Tammy Derouin
As I write this column there are only a few days before the election.  I ponder the future of America.  Will the people choose freedom or servitude?  Did the people truly have a voice or will the nation be dealing with voter fraud?  No other president in American History would have survived the corruption that has taken place in the Obama administration.  The corruption in the DOJ alone should have sent many packing a long time ago.  The lies and deceit is staggering and that’s before you factor in the Benghazi cover-up.   Will there be peace or chaos?
I hope we decided to opt for freedom over servitude.  I hope the people of this nation will decide that we cannot endorse a president who will blatantly lie to us, about everything.  I hope capitalism and the free market system will win.  Four years ago I would have never thought I’d be wondering if Americans would willingly cheer away their freedoms.  The Left is very good at taking advantage of a crisis.  How will they change the story to fit their agenda?  Will Americans finally see the truth even without the help of the press?
America is not the same country I was blessed to be born in.  Every generation has its struggles and hardships.  Once we work through them we emerged as a stronger nation.  Regardless of our struggles, we have always stayed true to the American way of life.  Are we willing to throw that away?  Or will enough Americans begin to see past the smoke and mirrors?  It’s a horrible discovery when you realize how close America is teetering on the edge of a cliff.  The America I was born into was a world leader.  Americans were proud to be Americans, no apology needed.  Americans wouldn’t even entertain the thought of someone considering socialism or communism.  Today it’s cool.  In today’s world, many young Americans prefer socialism over capitalism.  That’s outrageous to me.  What kind of history, economics and social studies has our government been teaching to brainwash our children?     
I was recently reminded of a time when I had very little personal freedom.  It wasn’t until I was completely out of the situation that I realized how much I had lost.  I was unhappy for a very long time but I was never able to figure out why.  Everything seemed fine on the surface.  I lived a moderately comfortable life.  Everything I needed to exist was available.  The one thing I needed to live, personal freedom, was not.  What I endured to exist was not worth the safety net.
Freedom is a precious gift.  Personal freedom and the freedom of a nation are very similar, especially when one wishes to limit your freedom.  The loss of liberty happens slowly over time.  You probably don’t even know it has happened until it is too late or when you try to do something on your own.  Encroaching on liberty requires fines.  No one will willingly walk into a prison.  Over time, man’s desire to control man, is wrapped up in a nice pretty package.  This is true at the personal and national level.  It is slowly accepted based on very basic principles, safety and security.  Those that wish to limit freedom will use phrases such as, “for your protection” or “for your own good.”  In small doses it seems harmless.  It may even be welcomed.  Nobody wants to be in danger or live in fear. 
Little by little, what once seemed harmless, has fundamentally transformed your life.  Your privacy is gone.  Every move you make is tracked electronically.  Your conversations, mail, purchases and your exact location are being watched.  You are guilty until proven innocent.  The truth no longer matters because you no longer matter.  Personal or national liberties are destroyed the same way.
A narcissist can do no wrong.  The blame will never be theirs.  They are always right.  Evidence that should incriminate will somehow disappear or be white-washed to make them shine.  Someone with so much power is capable of writing or rewriting the facts as they see fit.  History will change to benefit their future.
That prison you would have never agreed to enter, you just walked into willingly and of your own accord.  Safety and security didn’t improve, it got much worse.  The one that was supposed to protect and keep you safe now holds the key to your prison cell.  As the door slams shut your jailer walks away laughing.  You just lost your freedom and you willingly gave it away.  Some may have even cheered, “Yes you can.”    
“If you want total security, go to prison.  There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.  The only thing lacking…is freedom.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, October 28, 2012

October 31, 2012
“Adhering to Their Enemies Giving Them Aid and Comfort”
By Tammy Derouin
Do you remember what the press did to President Bush about his response to the September 11 attack?  He was reading to children when the message was whispered in his ear.  The color drained from his face.  He let the news sink in and then finished the book so as not to upset the children.  He then excused himself.  President Bush reacted in a timely manner.  He let the world know you don’t mess with the U.S.A.
The press ridiculed Bush for taking a few moments to absorb what he had just heard.  What is the press doing now?  We have a president that has been destroying our economy, overloading the system with a record number of people on government assistance, unemployment at record highs, investing (with taxpayer money) in alternative energy that has led to bankruptcy in most cases, taking over private industry to “save” it, then sending the jobs to China.  Oh yes, the president has sent many jobs to China.  Gas, energy, food and everything else has increased while wages decrease.  The press doesn’t say much on these issues.
Maybe the press needs a bigger story.  Here’s one, the attack on our consulate in Benghazi.  Four Americans are dead.  The president, his administration and several other agencies were aware of the attack.  A live feed of the attack was at the White House.  The president did nothing.  Well, okay he blamed it on a video that we know isn’t true.  He knew it wasn’t true yet he spent the next 14 days telling lies.  Instead of defending freedom of speech, he sympathized with radical Muslims.  CIA operators were told to ‘stand down’ during the attack.  Military forces that were in the region were not called upon.  The White House will not release the time-line as to what the president was doing during the seven hours of the attack.  President Bush took a few moments to take in the news and then reacted.  President Obama ignored calls for more security, does nothing during the attack and then lies about the attack.  I think there’s a story here!
Actions speak louder than words.  What the president has said and what his actions have been are completely opposite.  At this moment in our history a vote for Obama is an endorsement of deceit, betrayal and empowering, in my opinion, a pathological liar.  We would not allow this kind of deceit from a family member or a friend.  Why are so many Americans willing to accept these characteristics in our president?
While family members of the fallen Americans gathered with government officials, more unbelievable conversations took place.  Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, was approached by President Obama.  Obama couldn’t look him in the eyes.  Woods said, “He had no remorse.”  Hillary Clinton approached Mr. Woods and told him the U.S. would “make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted.”   This is very important because they knew it wasn’t the video.  Joe Biden made an inappropriate comment.  I will not quote him but he suggested “cue balls” as a point of reference.
The person who made the video was arrested and is in jail.  Before you begin to cheer, think about freedom of speech.  Stupidity isn’t a crime. He has a right to voice his opinion and beliefs.  He was arrested because the president made his video a target.
The Muslim Brotherhood wants to limit freedom of speech in America.  Obama is sending millions of dollars to President Morsi of Egypt, a Muslim Brotherhood government.  President Morsi is on film praying for the destruction of the Jews and their supporters.  That makes us their target.  Obama is sending tax-payer money to the Muslim Brotherhood.  Obama is funding the very people that seek to destroy us.
Camp Bastion, located in Afghanistan, was attacked just three days after the Benghazi attack.  Taliban fighters disguised in U.S. military uniforms breached the perimeter of the camp.  John Gresham of the Defense Media Network called it, “Arguably the worst day in USMC aviation history since the Tet Offensive of 1968.”  Two marines were killed.   The White House is silent and the press isn’t asking any questions.  Why?
President Obama has coldly referred to the deaths of Americans in Benghazi as “bumps in the road.”  He has also stated, “If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.”  President Obama is not fit to be the President of the United States.  Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer has two sources in the White House who state President Obama watched the attack in Benghazi in real-time.  Are you still going to vote for him?  Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro endorse him too.  Remember this as you cast your vote.
“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and comfort.”  
The U.S. Constitution Article III. Section 3

Friday, October 26, 2012

October 24, 2012
How Many Lies Does It Take?
By Tammy Derouin
How many lies does it take to bring down a president?  No one is perfect but shouldn’t we expect the President of the United States to be somewhat ethically and morally grounded?  We’ve had presidents in the past that fell short.  In recent history, Richard Nixon resigned over the Watergate scandal.  He lied to the American people and tried to cover-up his actions.  He may not have performed the act but eventually acting unethically cost him the presidency.  Two very important questions were raised over this scandal.  What did the president know?  When did he know it?  There’s something familiar here.  Bill Clinton was impeached over lying about personal activity.  Clinton lied and acted immorally but remained in office.  The standard by which we hold our presidents has drastically declined.  Americans responded to these presidential scandals.  People wanted to know the truth.  Woodward and Bernstein dug deeper in search of the real story.  Their investigation would eventually lead to the resignation of Richard Nixon.    The American people had questions and wanted answers.  These events make the actions of our current president look like child’s play. The behavior of these presidents was reprehensible but it didn’t cause the death of Americans. 
How many lies, how many cover-ups does it take to bring a president down?  Over the years we have begun to accept deception, reckless endangerment and even treason.  There are so many examples of Obama’s questionable behavior as president.  Obama’s behavior and actions should have landed him before Congress.  Congress doesn’t have the equalizer of checks and balances anymore.  Obama is making Congress irrelevant by bypassed them.  He has even been applauded and encouraged by ignorant Americans to do so.  Dictators come to power usually with the support of the people as they applaud away their freedoms.
The American embassy in Benghazi was attacked.  The reaction by our president was very anti-American.  Four Americans are dead.  American territory was invaded and our flag was replaced with the black and white flag used by radical Islamists.  There was a time, not all that long ago, when I would have expected to see our president give a “How dare you” speech and then follow up with bombs bursting in air, just to give proof that our flag will always be there.  Not Obama, no he has made it clear to the world that America is to blame for the world’s problems.  He spends more time apologizing for our nation than defending it. 
While our embassy was under attack and Americans were dying, our president went to bed.  Reports of the attack were coming in to the White House.  We’ve learned there was a live feed provided by a drone that flew overhead recording the attack.  Our president blamed it on a video.   Clearly, it was a lie.   Obama then left the White House to go to a campaign fund raiser out west. These are not the actions or behavior of a president that is concerned about our country or its people.  You can feel the depth of his concern in his own words, “If four Americans get killed, that’s not optimal.”  Makes your eyes tear up, doesn’t it?      
Obama said, “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation…” the next day.  He used the word terror but he blamed the video and continued to do so for fourteen days.  He didn’t call it for what it really was, a well-planned terrorist attack against the United States of America.  He failed to mention anything about Islamic radicals.  Maybe that’s because according to his administration, they don’t exist.  His administration has removed that term from all training manuals.   So, if Islamic radicals don’t exist, who would they blame?  Obama and his administration decided a stupid YouTube video would be an easy target.  They proceeded to take it on the road in this year’s edition of Lie Fest 2012.  The Libyan president called it a terrorist attack.  Maybe he didn’t get the memo.  The Obama administration continually blamed a video for something they knew was not true. Members of his staff blamed the video repeatedly.  Obama stood before the UN and knowingly lied to the world.  
The most important question is why.  Why did they attack?  Why did our president behave so irresponsibly?  What is he trying to cover-up?  There are too many unanswered questions.  If the press does not go after him, what will he get away with next time?  Where is our current day Woodward and Bernstein?  Watergate and Lewinsky don’t come close to the scandal taking place right now in the White House.  If we do not hold the president accountable for his negligence we will only have ourselves to blame.   
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

Thomas Jefferson