on my mind these past weeks is my
concern for the Troops that have been commandeered into the Ebola
hot zones. What should be done about it and what can I do to make a
change in something I do so disagree with. It is with this conviction that I have
initiated a petition demanding that these brave souls be taken out
of harms way and returned home. On this page is a link to the hard
copy "Ebola Troop Recall Petition" in .pdf format. Simply click on
the link to download the petition. Once downloaded, print as many
copies as you desire. Provide copies to your families, friends and
neighbors. Take them to places of business who may be sympathetic to
the cause or for that matter, stand out at a shopping mall or
outside of your local Post Office, Starbucks or Safeway store,
wherever, and gather signatures. Once you have a few or as many
signatures, be sure and mail the signed copies to the address
provided at the bottom of the petition. Here are a few more collective
thoughts on the matter, thanks to my friend Terry Christiansen.
No U.S. serviceman or woman should be "ordered" to a country
where Ebola is prevalent. As we have seen so far, even
well-versed doctors and nurses haven't been immune despite
precautionary procedures and equipment. Further, U.S. military
medical personnel should not be sent there either because their sole
reason for being is to be available to provide medical care and
treatment to U.S. forces....particularly during combat and
secondarily in the event of accident or disease outbreak.
I also believe it to be a criminal act to send these people
into an Ebola infected area without extensive training, the best
equipment, and then only on a volunteer basis. I'm sure you
remember that flying, jumping, diving, and explosive ordinance
disposal is all volunteer duty. This should be too and I think
Congress should have been forced to put their stamp on it or to
reject the idea.
That said, the current situation is clearly the responsibility
of the United Nations and their health subset, WHO aka World Health
Organization. WHO should be taking the lead and U.N. member
nations should ALL be contributing money, supplies, and trained
personnel....not just the USA. We need to remember that
these African countries aren't populated by uneducated people
wearing loincloths, living in grass huts, and hunting rodents for
dinner. Nigeria, for instance, is a pretty wealthy country.
They've all known they had Ebola lurking so where was their attempt
to develop a treatment drug and a preventive vaccine? What was
WHO doing about such things?
Why not just send a couple thousand of those house trailers
FEMA bought during Katrina to Africa. Just hook 'em up to
water and power and you've got isolated rooms and the sewage
is contained in holding tanks and could be treated before it's even
collected for disposal. Of course this would never be allowed
because it makes too much sense, doesn't require thousands of U.S.
troops, and is cheap.
2014 It’s time to get
involved Andy Stevens January 2014
People, we need to get involved and be
involved in preserving our freedoms and rights as provided for under the
Constitution and Bill of Rights, God given and handed down to us by our
Forefathers after much painstaking soul searching and forethought.
Every word, every sentence and every paragraph in those documents was
labored over, analyzed and designed to preserve our individual freedoms
and protect each of us,(that’s you and that’s me) from tyranny, anarchy,
communism and socialism. By design they provided for us a
Republic, built on the rule of law designed to protect all of the
people, all of the time.
Many are under misguided concept that we live
in a Democracy. A Democracy is based on the premise of “Majority Rules”
and would seemingly be idealistic. In reality, however, a
government under Democracy is flawed and unrealistic in that it is mob
rule under constant flux and change and does nothing to protect the
rights and freedoms of the individual.
Also chosen for us under the Constitution is
a structured government, ‘for the people’ and ‘by the people’ for the
purpose of collective defense of our God given freedoms and rights.
The duties of the government are articulately described therein,
limiting and specifically defining what the government “Shall” or “Shall
In a nutshell, it does not allow the
government to provide a service or a benefit to one individual at the
expense of another individual. This is described and articulated in the
next three paragraphs taken from the book published by Frederick
Bastiat, entitled “The Law”.
What, then, is law? It is the collective
organization of the individual right to lawful defense.
Each of us has a natural right—from God—to
defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three
basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is
completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what
are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is
property but an extension of our faculties?
If every person has the right to defend—even
by force—his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that
a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to
protect these rights constantly. Thus the principle of collective
right—its reason for existing, its lawfulness—is based on individual
right. And the common force that protects this collective right cannot
logically have any other purpose or any other mission than that for
which it acts as a substitute. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully
use force against the person, liberty, or property of another
individual, then the common force—for the same reason—cannot lawfully be
used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or
The entire book, “The Law” can be
downloaded from my Website. I would suggest downloading it and
making it available to all. The entire book is a mere 85 pages and worth
Unfortunately, over time and at an
exceedingly rapid rate the politicians we’ve elected to do the bidding
of the people have found ways to circumvent these limits and
restrictions via political promises, cronyism and executive order.
It’s 2014, a brand new year and it’s
incumbent on each of us, (again, that’s you and I) to involve ourselves
as we never have before in preserving the rights we do have left as well
as making an effort to roll back the government control over the rights
and privileges that have been lost. This has to be more than a
token effort or we all lose, big time. Take every opportunity to
express your opinion, on every subject beginning with your local level
politics on up to the state and federal level. They will listen.
We just have to shout louder with bigger collective voices.
Keep in mind, Phil Robinson, ABC and the Duck
Dynasty, a case where the powers that be got the message of
the people loud and clear.
What can we do? Take a look around you.
Set forth and change those things you can but don’t wait until they come
knocking on your door. By that time it’ll be too late!!!
I have, and always will be a stanch supporter of our military
members and their families, and until recently, their mission. This can be
attested to by the 570 plus Sundays in which I have led and participated in a
"Support Our Troops vigil.
Soon after the elections in 2008 under the present
administration our objectives have become vague, convoluted and highly
politically motivated. What began after 911 as a defined and tactical
military mission has evolved into a political charade. Under the present
administration the presence of our Nation as symbol of freedom and peace
throughout the international community has sorely diminished. Because of
our present posture, or lack thereof, it is apparent that concern for the lives
and welfare of our troops have diminished proportionally... to the point of
I will continue to Support Our Troops as long as they remain
in harm's way but in reality, it's time to “Bring 'em Home!”
BTW: I would like to invite anyone and everyone possible to
join us on weekly on Sundays between the hours of 12:00 and 1:00 PM on the
corner of 12th Street and Commercial Avenue in Anacortes Washington.
As long as the nation is obsessed with historic milestones, is no one going to remark on what a great country it is where a mentally retarded woman can become speaker of the house?
- Ann Coulter, 2009
"We cannot expect the Americans to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism."
- Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, 1959
Cicero , 55 BC -- Through a looking glass, we as a nation would do well to heed this sage advice provided some 2064 years ago...
The budget should be balanced
The Treasury should be refilled
Public debt should be reduced
The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled
The assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt
People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance
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The video below provides and interesting, in-depth explanation of how we, as a nation, find ourselves in our present sad state of affairs.
I'm hopeful that this link will be forwarded to everyone in your address book and that they in turn, will do the same; until every person in this country has had an opportunity to see it and to make a personal decision as to the direction that this country should pursue.
I urge you to watch this movie, (below) This will be time well spent.
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Note of the day:
John Stuart Mill: May 20, 1806 - May 8, 1873
John Stuart Mill: An 18th century philosopher and political economist whose work covered topics such as the "Theory of Liberty", "Human Rights and slavery", "Utilitarianism" and "Economic philosophy", wrote the following...
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
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