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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013
Once Upon A Time
By Tammy Derouin
Happiness isn’t a guarantee, it’s a pursuit.  We once understood that life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness were self-evident truths that were endowed to us by our Creator.  We understood that these were gifts from God, not the government. 
America was the land of the free.  It was a land that provided individuals the freedom to pursue their dreams with minimal government interference.   As time passed, the people unwittingly recreated a monster.  By turning to the government for help instead of taking responsibility, the once minimal monster became an overgrown beast. 
Once upon a time not that long ago, in a land very near, people lived free.  They controlled their future.  Freedom allowed them to succeed as well as fail.  Failure taught the people that they could pick themselves up, brush themselves off and start all over again. Lessons learned could eventually provide the individual with even greater success than what was originally imagined.  But with freedom comes responsibility.
Over time, the people forgot their responsibility.  They grew accustomed to their freedoms and began to take them for granted.  They no longer understood the harsh reality of life beyond the walls of their exceptional kingdom.  They had forgotten the anguish that previous generations suffered under oppressive rule.  Many died to ensure their liberty and many have died since, protecting the kingdom from the beast.  It was all but forgotten.
As each generation grew further from the past, it became easier to befriend the beast.  It appeared to have been tempered and offered so much hope.  Complacency had set in and the people grew indifferent.  The beast watched and waited.  They began to employ others to protect their sacred gift.  It was a costly mistake.  Many regions had been left defenseless.  The beast had infiltrated their kingdom. 
The people had gone so long without checking those they employed; they no longer recognized the beast which was now standing before them. The beast knew if the people were divided, the kingdom could be conquered.  The people turned on each other, blaming everyone but themselves.  The beast craved control and thrived on the discord it created.  They attempted to appease the beast by chipping away at their gift.  The beast was never satisfied and always wanted more. 
The people had long since abandoned their God; the one who had given them their gift of life and liberty so they could pursue their happiness.  They abandoned their basic, fundamental beliefs.  Over time, their foundation began to crumble.  The people, who were once very independent and resourceful, began to turn to their new god, the beast, for answers and assistance. 
The people stopped teaching what made them exceptional among other lands.  The beast had once been conquered, but they no longer cared as to why.  Each generation knew less about their history. The sacrifices made by those before them were no longer understood.  The reasons to be vigilant were no longer being taught. 
The kingdom fell into darkness.  There was much suffering and despair.  The strongest, most prosperous land among nations, collapsed. The kingdom was shattered.   All the citizens’ resources and all the citizens’ good men; couldn’t put America back together again. 
The people finally woke up and realized the beast had never been tamed.  In fact, it was much stronger and more dangerous than prior encounters.  It wasn’t a friend but an enemy that grew from within.  It had disguised itself with charming qualities and colorful myths. But the people discovered that life without liberty doesn’t allow happiness.  Once something so precious is gone, it isn’t easily returned.  It was however, worth retrieving.
A great awakening had occurred.  They realized the beast only wanted their gift and promised them anything to obtain it.  Freedom is a gift, but it’s a fragile gift.  If it isn’t properly cared for, it will self-destruct.  Many sacrifices were made before the beast was eventually conquered and once again banished from their kingdom.
To commemorate such a significant moment, several people gathered to create a document that would protect the people from a single entity with too much power.  They wrote, “WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union…”
So as most fairy tales go, evil is overcome by good.  But we aren’t living in a fairy tale.  We are living in reality where at the moment; we are capable of deciding our future.  Will we chose freedom or enslavement?  Will stories one day be told that make our once reality sound like a fairy tale?  
Our flag is falling and our Constitution is being shredded.  Are you willing to stand up to the beast?
“A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”
The Declaration of Independence

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 23, 2013
And There’s Your Ending
By Tammy Derouin
There’s a saying, if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.  Likewise, if you don’t stand or speak against things you know are wrong, you’ve accepted them through silence. 
Those in power use fear to control.  If you bury your head in the sand, you have a false sense of reality.  Besides, the longer your head is upside down, the more pretty colors you see.  While you’re distracted by the illusions, the government convinces you it will solve all your problems.
When your head is in the sand, you’re also in a very vulnerable position.  You can’t see you are about to be mowed down.  But have no fear, the government is so concerned about your health and well-being, they will even provide you with medicated sugar so you don’t feel or care about the impending collision.  It won’t cost you a thing.  Oops, I don’t want to spoil the ending.   
Thank goodness we have Obamacare to numb the pain.  Anybody who has looked past “free” is well aware of the reality of this government sponsored, catastrophic train wreck.  Get off the sugar America!  The brainwashing has really begun to take root.  They’ve convinced you that Mao can do no wrong, he’s some sort of divine being…  Oh wait, did I say Mao?
Really America, we used to, at the very least, roll our eyes when we learned how leaders of tyrannical governments were held in such high esteem by the people.  We are witnessing the formation of the transformation.  Can you see what’s happening?  “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.  When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”  These are the words of Thomas Jefferson.  He could have been talking about our present state of tyranny instead of King George of England.
There are 27 grievances in the Declaration of Independence, signed by 56 patriots, representing our 13 original colonies.  How many grievances do you have?  Read the Declaration of Independence and then read our Constitution and see how you feel.  Try to get an original copy before it’s too late.  Our government is transforming our past, present and future. 
In battle, the flag bearer was the most vulnerable person.  He was an easy target because he was unarmed.  When he went down, another soldier would drop his arms to pick up our flag, knowing full well that he was the next target.  There was never a shortage of those willing to pick up the flag because they believed in God, country and individual freedom.
Not only is our government trying to disarm the citizens, making them easy targets in their own right, but they are making Americans vulnerable for simply believing in America.  The Dictator in Chief is leading his Soldiers of Transformation against the America people.  He has his minions by way of financial backers, progressive foot soldiers in Congress, the media to spin and make him look angelic, the educational system to re-educate the population, the entertainment industry to preach and push his ideals – making the left, right in the minds of all.
We shove overpriced sugar in our mouth to numb the fact that the film, “This is Your New Life,” is no longer a fictional, fantasy/horror flick; it’s reality.   We can’t walk out.  The doors were locked behind us.  We are forced to watch it over and over but we hope maybe, just maybe, it will end differently.  If only we would have paid attention to the credits before we willingly walked through those doors.  Who was behind the funding, the story, and who controlled the outcome?  Good questions!  Too bad those who dared to ask were mocked, ridiculed and belittled.   All we saw was free admission. 
Who’d have guessed, free actually ends freedom?  And there’s your ending.   This time there’s no applause as the curtain descends.  All are silent once again.  We accept the darkness and wait in fear for the next episode to begin.
We were too busy burying our heads to avoid the truth.   We didn’t want to believe that all wasn’t well.  The sunshine on our tail feathers told us we were fine.  Our head was in denial.  We lost the ability to recognize that sunshine and tail feathers aren’t a good combination.  We willingly put ourselves in this position.  Every time we smiled, applauded or said and did nothing, we accepted our fate.
Our flag is falling; will you be willing to pick it up knowing full well that you are now a target of the United States of America, your very own government?  If the sound of that hit a nerve, all is not lost, not yet.  We don’t need a revolution; we need to preserve the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.
“For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Government.”
The Declaration of Independence




Thursday, October 17, 2013

October 16, 2013
Phased Out
By Tammy Derouin
How do we remain free if the population doesn’t understand the importance of our founding documents?  The Bill of Rights exists because of the Constitution.  The Constitution is a result of the Revolutionary War.  The Revolutionary War was necessary because of the Declaration of Independence.  Why did we declare our independence?  If we knew that, we wouldn’t tolerate what’s taking place in our government.    
Our founding documents are being modified with little to no outcry.  That tells me we either don’t know them or we don’t care.  If it’s a matter of not knowing, then it won’t be long before we really begin to care.  If we don’t care, it won’t be long until we really begin to wish we knew and understood them.
We’ve allowed too many mistakes to slip by without question.  It’s become dangerous to question those in power.  That used to be the American way.  If we understood American History, we would know that the government works for us.  But we’ve become afraid of our own government.  This administration is well versed in the Saul Alinsky tactic.  They ridicule, mock and belittle those who challenge them.
If rewording or misrepresenting our founding documents truly were mistakes, there would be apologies and even some embarrassment.  Neither one has taken place.  The American people are afraid to challenge authority, the very foundation of our free, exceptional existence.  Fewer and fewer people understand our history.  Without understanding our history, how can the meaning of our independence, followed by freedom, be fully understood?
After all these years, it’s plain to see Obama isn’t making mistakes.  He’s clearly going forward with an agenda.  The symbols and the way he uses words are well thought out.  He has told us his intentions.  We have been too blind and too naive to see him for his true identity out of fear of retribution.
We no longer have and we’ve willingly accepted that a free press no longer exists.  Our information has been greatly suppressed. The evidence is in the harassment of those who dare to tell the truth.  We are heading towards a one source news outlet, something like China, Russia and North Korea.  We can however, take comfort in the fact that we willingly voted in our transformation.  Remember, Hitler was elected to power by the people.
We have willingly given up so many of our rights out of fear.  Who do we fear more these days?  We fear our own government.  Why else would we allow our president to arm our enemies while he disarms the American people?  By rewording the Bill of Rights, it’s easy to convince an uninformed population that the government holds all the power.
The government run educational system is breaking away from teaching our children cursive.  Under this administration, the “loopy” version is being phased out.  It’s become too difficult.  Let me see if I understand.  Learning a foreign language is encouraged but learning to read and write English in our traditional writing form is too difficult?  Red flags anyone, anyone at all?
We communicate almost entirely in print.  If that’s all we see and know, it’s easy to make a mistake or mislead those who only know the print version.  Let’s take this a generation or so down the road.  If we stop teaching our history and why our founding was so important, we lose our foundation.  If we stop teaching cursive, eventually we will lose the ability to read our founding documents.  If you can’t read or write, you are enslaved. 
If you don’t know history, you don’t know that governments and societies withhold education from their slaves.  Reading, writing and education in general leads people out of slavery. 
Our government is enslaving us.  The educational system is a joke.  Check out Common Core for yourself.  Your school district will try to convince you it’s great.  They may even try to tell you they’ve put too much money into it to scrap it now.  Only the government can get away with such a worthless excuse.  You’ll love how they are data mining our children and keeping parents out of the curriculum.  The State owns your children.  Parents are being phased out.
The federal government strong armed each state to implement a destructive curriculum. If it’s so great, why do they hide the horrifying details?  If union members, who supported Obama, are willing to strike over Obamacare, wait until more details emerge on Common Core.  
Our future, our very existence is at stake.  Will we be the generation that let it all slip away?  The last beacon of hope has almost been extinguished.  American refugees have no place to turn.
“…when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.”
Samuel Adams



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013
Too Much Sugar
By Tammy Derouin
Decisions have consequences.   I’m finding more and more people are making decisions armed with blinders instead of facts.  Blinders will keep a horse focused, especially when going through difficult and dangerous terrain.  When people wear blinders, they’re asking to be lead.  They’ve given up control, trusting someone else to make decisions for them. 
Blinders keep our eyes down.  Sugar cubes keep us from wanting to look up.  We no longer desire the truth.  The climate and terrain has changed.  Our control is gone.  We’re too addicted to the sugar cubes and too weak to confront our handlers.  Those in power have shifted from nudging us down a path, to shoving us off a cliff.  The sweetness of the sugar and the pretty path they painted, disappear immediately upon impact. 
After such an impact, isn’t it good to know the progressives have your back?  It’s in pieces but they have it.  They have it because they own you.  They own you because you gave up control of your life.  You handed the reins to the Utopian pushers.  They got you hooked on the high that the government was responsible for you.  All it cost them was some worthless trinkets.  It cost you your life, your liberty and how you determine to pursue your happiness.
Welcome to the Fundamental Transformation of America!  The welcome manual hasn’t been printed just yet.  Actually, there’s no plan to print one because rules and regulations are subject to change without notice.  You however, are expected to know when, where, how and why.  Although the “why” is because they said so.  Don’t even think about asking questions.  As long as you are living in their country, you will live by their rules.  Freedom is for those who can keep it, not give it up for a little safety and security.
Our current manual is battered, bruised and almost obsolete.  It’s only hanging on because we haven’t completely closed our eyes. Some are beginning to realize the sugar isn’t all that sweet.  The lies have turned clarity into hazardous, murky waters.
Our Constitution empowers the people through freedom.  The people limit the government which is what made us an exceptional nation.  What happens when the people don’t know the original version of the Constitution?  What happens when mistakes are made verbally or in text books?  
Unfortunately, there are examples.  Text books have been discovered with inaccurate information regarding the Bill of Rights.  One was discovered in Denton, Texas.  The Second Amendment, according to the text book states, “The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.”  The Constitution states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  There’s a pretty big difference between the two.  When you are wearing blinders the government is able to nudge and shove you in the direction it wants you to go.
A text book in South Carolina combined the Second and Third Amendment stating that it, “-grant citizens the right to bear arms as members of a militia of citizen-soldiers and prevent the government from housing troops in private homes in peacetime.”  The Second Amendment is still gravely inaccurate.  The Third Amendment does indeed protect against the quartering of soldiers.  By linking them together it implies they are connected.  These weren’t the only amendments that were modified. 
Nancy Pelosi is following in the footsteps of her boss by amending founding documents.  In a statement regarding the government shut-down, she referred to the Affordable Health Care Act as a dream come true.  “…that they can fully realize the promise of our founders of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, healthier life, liberty to pursue their happiness.”  Wow!  She added and reworded part of The Declaration of Independence!   Health care is not a right.
It seems like there’s an agenda here.  What would be the reason to re-write or misrepresent the Bill of Rights?  How did a butchered version of the Bill of Rights make it to print without any questions?  If questions were raised, why did it go to print?  How did Obama and Pelosi get away with amending our founding documents?
If we don’t know our history or understand the document that guarantees our freedoms, we will fall for every lie thrown at us.  Our history is being re-written. They wish to bend and mold us to their desired idealistic dream.  We are too blind to see and have too much sugar in our mouth to speak.
“Almost all the world’s constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are.  Our Constitution is a document in which ‘We the people’ tell the government what it is allowed to do.  ‘We the People’ are free."
Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October 2, 2013
Got Boots?
By Tammy Derouin
Vacations or little get-a ways can be relaxing and much needed.  They take the mind off the daily routine.  I just returned from my yearly escape at Maranatha.  A writer’s conference is not a vacation.  It is however, a get-away with little resemblance to my daily routine. 
The week ended much too quickly.  When it was time to return to the real world, I took a deep breath as I prepared myself for the unknown.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to find.  There are no televisions in their rooms.  I’m not complaining.  Television has become junk entertainment.  The term idiot box couldn’t be more accurate in today’s world. 
I knew when I got home the world was going to hit hard, and it did.  I tried to delay reality by going to the beach.  A week without news was Utopian.  The progressives are trying to create their version of Utopia so not wanting to be swallowed up, I snapped out of it and got to work. 
The impact of each story I read was much greater having been out of the loop.  Not only is America lost, there seems to be no desire to pull over and ask for directions.  
We have a pretentious president who gives pompous, nose-in-the-air speeches.  He likes to belittle and dismiss the American people.  He uses his podium to talk down to us, while using late night comedy shows to soften the blow.  He knocks us down then tries to make nice with his version of flowers and chocolates.  We fall for it every time. 
How long will we continue to allow the president and his administration to destroy us?  We willingly allow our freedoms, our very rights to be shredded before our eyes.  Are the trinkets he dangles worth our liberties? 
Our president is a habitual liar.  Eventually, lies do catch up but how much damage will be done before we have the courage to call him on his actions?  How many worthless trinkets are we going to accept?  He paints a pretty picture and baits us with promises of “free stuff.”  When did Americans become sell-outs?
The New York Times had an eye popping headline.  “N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens.”  The article, which is more like a short story, goes on to explain how the NSA is gathering your personal information by way of social media.  They are using it to identify those you associate with as well as when and where you associate with people.   Once upon a time the agency had to take into consideration the privacy rights of American citizens, but not anymore.  The NSA can expand its communication data from public and commercial sources.  Facebook profiles, bank and property tax records, voter registration rolls and GPS locations are but a few sources they can use without restrictions.  Former Obama administration officials told the Times that the NSA used it for both U.S. citizens and foreigners.  Of course, the agency refused to indicate how many Americans were involved, including those who were not engaged in any wrongdoing.
There’s another threat of government shut down.  The progressives aren’t getting what they want so they’re threatening cuts.  As usual, they are going for the necessities.  Without some gridlock, it would be the will of one party or one person. 
The Washington Examiner provided, “SEIU unionists strike over Obamacare-related cuts.”  What?  Let me get this straight, the unions that support Obama, are upset that Obamacare is causing employers to cut jobs and hours?  I really hope union members begin to look at the facts.  Over 300 more employers are cutting hours due to Obamacare.  Obamacare will hurt everyone, except those in government.  They saw a train wreck coming so they are now exempt. 
It has been reported that Al Qaeda seized U.S. weapons and supplies from a warehouse in Syria.  The report indicated this particular group is extremely dangerous.  Is there an Al Qaeda group that isn’t extremely dangerous?  I digress; they threatened to “cleanse” towns of any secular Muslims and pro-western opposition groups.  Oh, that Al Qaeda group!  I’m glad they were more specific.  Wait, didn’t Obama recently say that the U.S. should go to war in support of Al Qaeda?  There’s no reason for concern.  They just picked up supplies they were going to receive from us anyway. Now our liaisons won’t have to flip a coin to differentiate between the good Al Qaeda groups and the bad. 
Americans smile and applaud as the government continues to produce the only thing it’s capable of manufacturing.  Once again, there’s a name for it and once again I’ll let you use your imagination.  Got boots?
“The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.”
Daniel Webster