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People can wrap themselves inside the Constitution, spew anything they choose to say, stick their tongue out in your face and declare you can't do anything about what they said. They have Freedom of Speech. Right? Yes! However, Freedom of Speech, comes married to the responsibility for ones own actions. If you say it, write it or draw it, be ready to defend it. Cower in silence, you abdicate your freedom and allow the bullies and censurers to win.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tea Party People versus Republican Party

And herein lies the rub. The rub of true Americans seeking Constitutional freedom versus the "Progressives" who seek to destroy it. The Tea Party movement started as a sound bite on TV and grew into a national phenom.  Soon it will be its'1st birthday and yet, the media can't put their finger on it's true heart.  Why, because  they fail to understand the hearts of the American people, which was fathered by the "Founding Fathers", the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Now, Blue Dog Democrats and Republican Parties seek to garner the title "Tea Party" as their own.  I say, go for it!  Before anyone hyperventilates, hold on!

They seek to ride on our "coat-tails".  We wear the coat! We control them, not the other way around.  They need our support.  As  long as we stay Independent in our stance, as long as we write, fax, email or call our elected officials and Republican or Democratic Party, we are in control.  Don't let the media divide us, don't let any political party control us.

Imitation is the best form of flattery.  We are flattered but not seduced!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rush Limbaugh's Letter to President Obama

If only President Obama has the common sense to listen to the American people, we can turn this economy around. If he would listen to "We The People" we can get health reform that works.

After listening to his State of the Union speech last night (1/27/2009) I heard a continuing campaign speech, a lecture to an ignorant, in his eyes, public and a blatant insult to the Supreme Court. I've come to believe he is incapable of fulfilling the true duties of the Office of the President of the United States, with dignity and with honor to the American people.

Mr. President, this is a Republic, not a Democracy. We answer to a rule of law, the Constitution. Please honor it and us!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Am An American

"Let every man honor and love the land of his birth and the race from which he springs and keep their memory green. It is a pious and honorable duty. But let us have done with British-Americans and Irish-Americans and German-Americans, and so on, and all be Americans...If a man is going to be an American at all let him be so without any qualifying adjectives; and if he is going to be something else, let him drop the word American from his personal description."

Henry Cabot Lodge
In an address to the New England Society of Brooklyn in 1888

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

SC State Soveriegnty Reaffirmed & Right To Bear Arms

 Long in contention is the creeping abdication of individual and states rights to federal authority.  Bit by bit, law makers under the guise of social legislation  have trampled on the Constitution of the United States.  Nowhere it that theft more evident as in both the Senate's and House's versions of the proposed health care bills, in blatant violation of the 9th and 10th Amendments.   Additionally, Health and Human Services have declared firearms a "health hazard" as well as a House Bill, HR 45, which seeks to deny your 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.
Across the nation, 13 states have taken steps to reaffirm the 10th Amendment.  Proudly, South Carolina is one step closer.  The State Senate passed SB 424, which originally only reaffirmed the 9th and 10th Amendments, specifically declaring us free of federally mandated health care.  In a last minute amendment to the bill, Senator Brad Hutto added amendment #47, which references the 2nd Amendment, Right To Bear Arms.  However, Senator Larry Grooms stated that he fears the wording may be too broad and fails to adequately protect the private citizen.  Senator Grooms is currently consulting the attorneys at the National Rifle Association.  The NRA may suggest better wording.

For now, the bill heads over to the House.  If the House accepts it as is, it will pass and become law.  Should they seek changes it will go to a joint session for negotiations.  Below is a Press Release issued today:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 20th, 2010
CONTACT:  Bill Welch (864) 541-7287
GREENVILLE/SPARTANBURG — Christina Jeffrey, Republican candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District (Greenville/Spartanburg)  “Today I join with SCGOP Chairman Karen Floyd in congratulating the SC Senate for passing yesterday’s Anti-CongressCare (aka ObamaCare) Resolution. In asserting the rights of Palmetto State residents to choose their own health care and reaffirming the 2nd, 9th, 10th, and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the Legislature sends an important message, not just to the Congress, but to people and companies nationwide searching for a place that’s open for business.
“People still have the ability to vote with their feet and those who want to work are looking for states with good and efficient governments and low overhead. Yesterday the S.C. Senate took the first step in reaffirming states rights.  Now let us take the next step and repeal the corporate income tax.  This will, as Governor Sanford has repeatedly rejoined, begin the process of improving the soil conditions that attract established businesses as well as enable South Carolina business entrepreneurs to grow new jobs.”
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Christina Jeffrey announced her candidacy earlier this year. She is committed to restoring respect for the United States Constitution, decentralized government, states’ rights, and individual liberty. For more information, see www.ChristinaJeffrey.com,
To contact Christina Jeffrey write to Christina@christina.jeffrey.com

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Where Do We Go From Here? 10 Points!

The tide of change has hit America, but it is not what President Obama or the Liberal Congress members had expected.  Progressive and Socialistic legislation have ignited a backlash of American public opinion, which has caught them unaware. Or has it?

When under President Bush, amnesty for illegal immigrants was foisted upon the voters and they resoundingly said no.  Under President Clinton health care reform fell flat on its' face after the people said no.  Under President Reagan that Air Traffic Controllers Union was broken and it made our skies safer, yet President Obama wants to place a nominee in a position that wants to unionize the Transportation Safety workers. We can go on with grievances, but what we must focus on is how to prevent or stop them.

That is just what ordinary and everyday American citizens are doing today.  Previously silent people, who skipped voting in elections, who shucked the newspaper aside, only using it to line the bird cage or cat box or wrap that special item in a packing box, or switched from the news to watch American Idol are speaking out.  People are angry over uncapped spending and threats of further taxes and spending.  They are angry over the violation of their Constitutional and Civil rights by a Congress who feel they are far superior to the mere citizen. A Congress who they believe understand nothing about the legislation they debate.

There is no greater fool than one who feels they are smarter than all of the rest.  You may quote me on that!  The great populace of this wonderful Nation contains a vast and superior repository of expertise and knowledge.  Knowledge and expertise that Congress and our President would do well to heed.  With the advent of the internet and 24 hours cable / satellite news, now, even the stay at home Mom knows more about the Money Market Funds or the Iran Uprisings than apparently many members of Congress.

So, what do we do to get our voices heard?  With the falling like flies of the recent members of Congress from seeking re-election, I'd say, we are on the right path!  Here are my suggestions, please feel free to add to them:

1 - Continue to host Tea Party Rallies - Don't let them think we gave up or have lost strength.  Mass rallies play well on You Tube, Facebook and TV.

2 - Continue to picket the offices of your elected officials who refuse to hear your petitions.  Choose select days and times when it would make the most impact.  Sitting out there everyday only will make you look like a kook in the eyes of the news and public opinion.

3 - Don't stop Calling, Faxing, E-mailing your elected officials.  I found written letters, posted through the US mail will get responses.  Faxes are next best and E-mails get standard replies.  Phone calls disturb and will get you a real person in many cases, if you are persistent.

4 - Register to VOTE, which I am sure you are already.  However, encourage friends and family to register.  If you have the time, energy and commitment join a political party and be active.  Here you can make a tremendous influence.

5 - Write to your local newspapers editorials. Voice your opinion, get your view out there!

6 - Read, Read, Read..... Not just the news, but learn by reading books put out by all sides of the argument. If you are ready to debate a subject, know it! Listen to the other side's talk shows, hear what they are saying and form your reply with knowledge.  Strength comes from knowledge!

7 - Never argue with an idiot.  There will be those who refuse to fight fair in an honest debate.  No matter what you say or do, they will be belligerent and impossible to exchange with.  Know when to break away and find a better forum.

8 - Always be CIVIL! Never let anyone get to your last nerve.

9 - Don't Preach! - No one likes a person who pushes their beliefs upon another.  Best way to win someone over is by actions, they speak better than words.

10 - Network - Reach out to those who are of like mind.  Networking expands your reach and opens new avenues as well as avenues.  You never know what opportunity will appear around the next corner.

Know lastly, and I credit this to Herman Cain, Talk Show Host, who said all Liberals / Progressives S.I.N.
In any debate they will:
S = Switch The Subject
I = Ignore The Facts
N = Name Call

Be armed and beware.  May the Conservative Force be with you!

America Rising: An Open Letter to Democrat Politicians

RHINOs, this is for you too!