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“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.” *Thomas Jefferson 1787*

Victors write history from their perspective. We seldom hear from the conquered which limits our ability to understand the rebellion. Was the uprising based in ignorance, wickedness, desperation, or virtue? Imagine for a moment we lost the Revolutionary War. It is difficult because all we know is the rebels story, because in this case they […]

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We believe in the Constitution and the rights endowed to us by God.  Our goal is to create a community of customers who love our great country. We are committed to providing quality products with patriotic messages and thought provoking blog posts.  The future of America depends on those of us who are brave enough […]

Judge a man by the reputation of his enemies. *Arabian Proverb*

A wise person continually reflects on who their enemies are and why.  Ironically what defines an enemy can be subjective.  People can do the right thing for the wrong reasons and conversely do the wrong thing for the right reasons. The paradox is realizing we can never fully know another’s true intentions, especially when it […]

It’s time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers… Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves. *Ronald Reagan 1964*

Unbridled submission to passion will inevitably lead to anarchy. A self-governed people require the capacity of resisting temptation. Power and peasantry are equally seductive if left unchecked. Strict adherence to rules, regulations, and rituals generates a sense of safety and security.  Complacency to entrusting a ruling elite is alluring, however, ultimately it leads to poverty […]

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. *Benjamin Franklin*

Arguably the wisest of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin penned these words in 1756.  He defined liberty as essential and safety as temporary. It is crucial for us to absorb this reality.  Twenty years later, Patrick Henry reiterated the same sentiment by simply saying “Give me liberty or give me death.”  The architects of our […]

PATRIOTISM means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public official *Theodore Roosevelt 1917*

We are in perilous times. Our great country is divided and angry.  As citizens we will never agree on every issue.  Debate and constructive criticism are essential for a healthy, growing, and powerful nation. People of the United States of America are fellow and equal citizens to their leader, they are not subjects of their […]