New Mexico Urban Homesteader

Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!

(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)

This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.

“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”

Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Reflections on the Rallies in DC

"No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods." Demosthenes

I spent the week in DC and yes I participated in the rallies on the 15th and 19th ... I have tried to keep "politics" out of this blog and for the most part have succeeded ... yet my participation in the rallies got to me ... soo ...

"Politicians and Diapers must be changed often and for the same reason."
Mark Twain

I am not a Democrat, Republican, Red or Green - I am an Independent, informed voter.

"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the people's liberty teeth. A free people ought to be armed. When firearms go, all goes. We need them every hour." George Washington

I do not believe in political parties as they exist today ... I think they are flip sides of the same coin doing the same thing in different ways: Bottom line they ALL are for increasing the size, scope and control of government over the free Citizens of the United States of America. Our founding fathers saw "political factions" as causing two major problems for our new country: Lack of options/ingenuity and a catalyst to corruption. In fact Washington appointed members of all the "political factions" of his day to his cabinet.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." Samual Adams

I believe that Political alliance should have no bearing on if a registered voter can vote in a government funded election. Political Party affiliation is the same as a membership to a country club or subscription to a magazine and nothing more.

"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense...." Alexander Hamilton

No government on this planet is rich enough to do everything, for everyone, under every circumstance - all the time. This is sad, but true and we just have to accept it.

"When The People fear their government, there is TYRANNY. When the government Fears The People, there is LIBERTY."
Thomas Jefferson

I believe in taking care of myself (if the government would only let me) - this is my individual responsibility and not anyone else's. This includes the right to bear arms.

"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun." Dalai Lama

I want clean air, land and water but not at the cost of making specific corporate and government entities wealthy and the rest of us poor.

"It goes without saying that when survival is threatened, struggles erupt between peoples, and unfortunate wars between nations result." Hideki Tojo

I seek truth and am sick of the double-talk and "lying by omission" that exists in almost all aspects of the U.S. civilization today.

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." John Quincy Adams

I believe in obeying and fighting for our Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, in the context of the era in which they were written. Remember words like healthcare did NOT exist when these documents were written and other words like liberty, health, happiness, justice, federal, central, state, church, tax and tariff held different meanings than they do today.

"I want people to be able to get what they need to live: enough food, a place to live, and an education for their children. Government does not provide these as well as private charities and businesses." Davy Crockett

I love free-enterprise, but do believe that there is good and bad in all things, including this. So when free-enterprise gets addicted to "Mega Bucks" with "Mega Profits", "Mega Quickly" it is the bad side.

"People who make careers out of helping others -- sometimes at great sacrifice, often not -- usually don't like to hear that those others might get along fine, might even get along better, without their help." John Holt

I believe in freedom of religion, however not the "bending over backwards" for people who have no faith what so ever. Just as they have the right to not pray - I have the right to pray - both of us without any governmental hindrance or fear of retribution.

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

I believe medical professionals are the only authority when it comes to anyone's options on health and well being. No layperson or government has the needed knowledge.

"The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing." Aquinas, St. Thomas

Today is the Tomorrow that you worried about Yesterday

Prep On ;-}

From a 50 Something, soon to be rural homesteading, Prepper

1 comment:

  1. Excellent quotes and comments. I agree completely with what you have said, which is a rare thing.
    Thank you for your posting!


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