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December 14, 2021
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Wednesday is December 15, otherwise known as Bill Of Rights Day as designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Bill Of Rights is 230 years old and starting to feel some serious wear and tear.

Believe it or not, our nation actually takes one day out of the year to pay homage to the Bill Of Rights, at least officially. The rest of the time, those ten amendments are largely trashed, as “progressives” try to dilute it, creatively misinterpret it, find ways around it, or add to it with new rights that were not intended. Leftists see this enumeration of rights mostly as an inconvenience, the dusty relic of a bygone age, believing that they, the geniuses who are so adept at running things (into the ground), should be able to assume power at will.

We’ve often quipped that today’s elected leaders, lawyers and bureaucrats read the Constitution the way W.C. Fields used to read the Bible –- looking for loopholes. But on Wednesday, it’s time for everyone to pay respect and think about what's at stake. For more about the Bill Of Rights, here’s a helpful website.

https://nationaltoday.com/bill-rights-day/

“The Bill Of Rights incorporates the basic rights every human being should have,” it says. Well, yes. But these rights are rare and precious indeed, and I don’t need to tell you that they’re gravely endangered even within our own country.

We found some surprising information on this website. For example, did you know that not all the states ratified the Bill Of Rights right away? They had enough votes in 1791, but Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia waited until 1939 to ratify it! No explanation given.

The Bill Of Rights, which can be viewed today in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building in Washington DC, was introduced by fourth U.S. President-to-be James Madison. (He originally drafted 19 amendments, but the list was whittled down to 10.) The Anti-Federalists had been hesitating to approve the Constitution as originally written, and it was Thomas Jefferson who suggested to Madison that a Bill Of Rights was what they needed, to guarantee “what the people are entitled to against every government on earth.”

New Jersey wast the first state to ratify it, in 1789, and the country completed this process on December 15, 1791. The bill codified our most fundamental rights: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, the right to protest, due process, and equal protection under the law. (I already know what you’re thinking --- what has happened to all of these?) We also have the right to bear arms, the right against unreasonable searches and seizures, and more. It’s important to say that the government doesn’t grant us these rights; it recognizes that they belong to us by virtue of God’s grace and natural law. The Bill Of Rights was set up to prevent the government from abridging our liberties. Little did the founders know that 230 years later, the government would morph at will into a cheesy magic act and “poof!” make those rights disappear.

To that point, Jane Hampton Cook has a timely column in American Greatness, asking the question, “Have Americans Surrendered Their Liberties on the Bill Of Rights’ 230th Anniversary?”

She notes that The Bill Of Rights’ 150th anniversary happened to fall 8 days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, bringing us into a war in two hemispheres, World War II, with no guarantee of victory. At that time, Americans could feel what an attack on liberty was, because it was sudden and literal, with bombs and guns.

FDR believed that nothing could make Americans surrender their rights. “What we face is nothing more nor less than an attempt to overthrow and to cancel the great upsurge of human liberty of which the American Bill Of Rights is the fundamental document,” he said. If they could, our enemies would once again impose “absolute authority and despotic rule.”

https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/newspapers/image/v2%3A0F99DDB671832188%40GB3NEWS-10337DF24C5528ED%402430345-10337DF26AC6A9D7%402-10337DF3B08894A1?utm_source=NBAS&referrer=https%3A//amgreatness.com/2021/12/13/have-americans-surrendered-their-liberties-on-the-bill-of-rights-230th-anniversary

Roosevelt explained that under totalitarianism, “the individual has no right by virtue of his humanity, no right to a soul, a mind, a tongue or a trade of his own or to live where he pleases,” adding that his duty is “one of obedience only to Adolf Hitler.” We see this today in societies such as China, where the CCP demands loyalty and compliance from its people –- not to mention from others even in our country who would do business there, and those in our government who would hope to maintain negotiating privileges. They’re extremely touchy and we wouldn’t want to upset them.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/12/state-dept-denies-cutting-taiwan-minister-video-feed-after-map-showed-country-in-different-color-than-china/

Sadly, as Cook points out, the American people have shown FDR to be wrong by allowing their most basic rights to be trampled. This has happened on a variety of fronts; Cook in her column focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consider this quote from Dr. Anthony Fauci: “There comes a time when you do have to give up what you consider your original right of making your own decision for the greater good of society.” And who decides what the right decision is for you to make for the greater good of society? Not you, goodness knows. It’s Dr. Fauci, of course.

It’s not my purpose here to get into the efficacy of vaccines and lockdowns, as –- note the irony –- I’d like to be able to make my general point about freedom without being blocked on social media. I’m vaccinated myself. We’re not talking about viruses right now unless you mean the metaphorical kind that are trying to weaken and even kill the Bill Of Rights. For that vital document to survive and mean anything, our love of freedom has to transcend other concerns.

“The rise of censorship, the rise of suppression of religious freedoms, of property rights, closing a million businesses without just compensation or due process...all of these –- and the rise of a kind of track-and-trace surveillance state has been troubling to people, both Democrats and Republicans,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., said to Tucker Carlson on FOX News recently.

He has also said this: “All of these rights that the founders of our country died for, sacrificed their properties, their livelihoods, to give us the Bill Of Rights, and all these rights over 20 months [of the pandemic] have been obliterated, taken from the American people.”

“Fear stops us from exercising critical thinking,” he said. “It allows us to believe that if we just do what we’re told, that is the only way to save our lives.”

“We’re lucky that there was a whole generation of Americans in 1776 who said it would be better to die than to not have these rights written down,” he said. “And they gave us that. They gave us the Bill Of Rights.”

Yes, but they were acting as the conduit; ultimately it was God who gave us the Bill Of Rights. Our rights have to be considered THAT SACRED. We certainly can’t let 21st Century control freaks take them away 230 years later.

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  • Barbara Pentz

    12/14/2021 06:43 PM

    I just finished reading your piece on the Bill of Rights, and agree completely with what you said, Sir. I think the frustration so many of us feel is due to our seeing our rights stripped away in the name of "protecting us". People are saying, "Enough is enough!" I am 84 years old and have voted in every election since I became eligible to vote at 21. I have never before had the sense of distrust of our government that I do now. I, too, have been vaccinated, but I know and respect people who have not, and I respect their choice. And it's not just the vaccine thing that makes me feel this way. I pray every day for our country, and I will continue to do so. God help us all.

  • Ed Parr

    12/14/2021 05:46 PM

    you are absolutely right in that our rights are being trampled on as each day dawns ... this pandemic has simply been an excuse to take control of our freedoms

  • Laurie Keiski

    12/14/2021 05:18 PM

    A thought. Fauci is alleged to have conducted illegal experiments on puppies and monkeys. Could what has transpired the last 21 months be an experiment on the US human population? Are we seeing a new Dr Mengele?

  • Thomas Saneford

    12/14/2021 05:14 PM

    Governor, 230 years ago seems like a long time, but not near as long as the 2000 plus years ago that Jesus was given to the world. Our basic rights as human beings go back that far, our founding fathers realized that when the Bill of Rights was written. I celebrate my liberty every day not just on Dec. 15th and the rights given me by my Creator, Bless you this special season….
    TWS

  • Lester Holley

    12/14/2021 05:10 PM

    Imagine Bidens face photoshopped green and put on the Grinch.

  • John E. Truitt

    12/14/2021 05:04 PM

    Most Americans forget what I consider the 2nd most important of the first 10 Amendments, the Bill of Rights, the 10th, which basically states that all that is remaining and not of the direct jurisdiction of the Federal Government is thereby the jurisdiction of the State. Too many times this is overlooked, including in education with the forced teaching of CRT or the changing of history and destruction of statues or the vaccine/mask mandates, none of which are up to the Federal Government.

  • Billie Harris

    12/14/2021 04:49 PM

    P.S. Giving credit to you as the writer and your newsletter, of course.

  • Billie Harris

    12/14/2021 04:48 PM

    I asked this question yesterday but I'll ask it again. I'm sending Christmas cards to the political prisoners and would like to enclose a different article for each of them to read, preferably something on what's going on with the "outside world" since they probably don't have computers or televisions or radios. By sending each a different article, they can share with the others. I'd really like to take your newsletters, copy one article, send it to a prisoner, copy another and send it to a different prisoner, etc. I realize there are copyright laws. Could one of your staff drop me an e-mail and let me know if it's permissible to do this? Your newsletters are so informative. An early response would be appreciated so I can get these in the cards in the mail.

  • DONNA IRONS-MCGUE

    12/14/2021 04:45 PM

    I am an older person having been born just before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor so I know patriotism, I felt it in my bones every time we sang the National Anthem etc. I was raised that way and unfortunately that is not the case today.

  • Vernon Hinz

    12/14/2021 04:30 PM

    I see this everyday of the main stream media trying to protect the political left. That is when we watch the national news we turn on Fox. At least it is more conservative than the main stream

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    December 14, 2021
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    Wednesday is December 15, otherwise known as Bill Of Rights Day as designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Bill Of Rights is 230 years old and starting to feel some serious wear and tear.

    Believe it or not, our nation actually takes one day out of the year to pay homage to the Bill Of Rights, at least officially. The rest of the time, those ten amendments are largely trashed, as “progressives” try to dilute it, creatively misinterpret it, find ways around it, or add to it with new rights that were not intended. Leftists see this enumeration of rights mostly as an inconvenience, the dusty relic of a bygone age, believing that they, the geniuses who are so adept at running things (into the ground), should be able to assume power at will.

    We’ve often quipped that today’s elected leaders, lawyers and bureaucrats read the Constitution the way W.C. Fields used to read the Bible –- looking for loopholes. But on Wednesday, it’s time for everyone to pay respect and think about what's at stake. For more about the Bill Of Rights, here’s a helpful website.

    https://nationaltoday.com/bill-rights-day/

    “The Bill Of Rights incorporates the basic rights every human being should have,” it says. Well, yes. But these rights are rare and precious indeed, and I don’t need to tell you that they’re gravely endangered even within our own country.

    We found some surprising information on this website. For example, did you know that not all the states ratified the Bill Of Rights right away? They had enough votes in 1791, but Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia waited until 1939 to ratify it! No explanation given.

    The Bill Of Rights, which can be viewed today in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building in Washington DC, was introduced by fourth U.S. President-to-be James Madison. (He originally drafted 19 amendments, but the list was whittled down to 10.) The Anti-Federalists had been hesitating to approve the Constitution as originally written, and it was Thomas Jefferson who suggested to Madison that a Bill Of Rights was what they needed, to guarantee “what the people are entitled to against every government on earth.”

    New Jersey wast the first state to ratify it, in 1789, and the country completed this process on December 15, 1791. The bill codified our most fundamental rights: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, the right to protest, due process, and equal protection under the law. (I already know what you’re thinking --- what has happened to all of these?) We also have the right to bear arms, the right against unreasonable searches and seizures, and more. It’s important to say that the government doesn’t grant us these rights; it recognizes that they belong to us by virtue of God’s grace and natural law. The Bill Of Rights was set up to prevent the government from abridging our liberties. Little did the founders know that 230 years later, the government would morph at will into a cheesy magic act and “poof!” make those rights disappear.

    To that point, Jane Hampton Cook has a timely column in American Greatness, asking the question, “Have Americans Surrendered Their Liberties on the Bill Of Rights’ 230th Anniversary?”

    She notes that The Bill Of Rights’ 150th anniversary happened to fall 8 days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, bringing us into a war in two hemispheres, World War II, with no guarantee of victory. At that time, Americans could feel what an attack on liberty was, because it was sudden and literal, with bombs and guns.

    FDR believed that nothing could make Americans surrender their rights. “What we face is nothing more nor less than an attempt to overthrow and to cancel the great upsurge of human liberty of which the American Bill Of Rights is the fundamental document,” he said. If they could, our enemies would once again impose “absolute authority and despotic rule.”

    https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/newspapers/image/v2%3A0F99DDB671832188%40GB3NEWS-10337DF24C5528ED%402430345-10337DF26AC6A9D7%402-10337DF3B08894A1?utm_source=NBAS&referrer=https%3A//amgreatness.com/2021/12/13/have-americans-surrendered-their-liberties-on-the-bill-of-rights-230th-anniversary

    Roosevelt explained that under totalitarianism, “the individual has no right by virtue of his humanity, no right to a soul, a mind, a tongue or a trade of his own or to live where he pleases,” adding that his duty is “one of obedience only to Adolf Hitler.” We see this today in societies such as China, where the CCP demands loyalty and compliance from its people –- not to mention from others even in our country who would do business there, and those in our government who would hope to maintain negotiating privileges. They’re extremely touchy and we wouldn’t want to upset them.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/12/state-dept-denies-cutting-taiwan-minister-video-feed-after-map-showed-country-in-different-color-than-china/

    Sadly, as Cook points out, the American people have shown FDR to be wrong by allowing their most basic rights to be trampled. This has happened on a variety of fronts; Cook in her column focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Consider this quote from Dr. Anthony Fauci: “There comes a time when you do have to give up what you consider your original right of making your own decision for the greater good of society.” And who decides what the right decision is for you to make for the greater good of society? Not you, goodness knows. It’s Dr. Fauci, of course.

    It’s not my purpose here to get into the efficacy of vaccines and lockdowns, as –- note the irony –- I’d like to be able to make my general point about freedom without being blocked on social media. I’m vaccinated myself. We’re not talking about viruses right now unless you mean the metaphorical kind that are trying to weaken and even kill the Bill Of Rights. For that vital document to survive and mean anything, our love of freedom has to transcend other concerns.

    “The rise of censorship, the rise of suppression of religious freedoms, of property rights, closing a million businesses without just compensation or due process...all of these –- and the rise of a kind of track-and-trace surveillance state has been troubling to people, both Democrats and Republicans,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., said to Tucker Carlson on FOX News recently.

    He has also said this: “All of these rights that the founders of our country died for, sacrificed their properties, their livelihoods, to give us the Bill Of Rights, and all these rights over 20 months [of the pandemic] have been obliterated, taken from the American people.”

    “Fear stops us from exercising critical thinking,” he said. “It allows us to believe that if we just do what we’re told, that is the only way to save our lives.”

    “We’re lucky that there was a whole generation of Americans in 1776 who said it would be better to die than to not have these rights written down,” he said. “And they gave us that. They gave us the Bill Of Rights.”

    Yes, but they were acting as the conduit; ultimately it was God who gave us the Bill Of Rights. Our rights have to be considered THAT SACRED. We certainly can’t let 21st Century control freaks take them away 230 years later.

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    • Barbara Pentz

      12/14/2021 06:43 PM

      I just finished reading your piece on the Bill of Rights, and agree completely with what you said, Sir. I think the frustration so many of us feel is due to our seeing our rights stripped away in the name of "protecting us". People are saying, "Enough is enough!" I am 84 years old and have voted in every election since I became eligible to vote at 21. I have never before had the sense of distrust of our government that I do now. I, too, have been vaccinated, but I know and respect people who have not, and I respect their choice. And it's not just the vaccine thing that makes me feel this way. I pray every day for our country, and I will continue to do so. God help us all.

    • Ed Parr

      12/14/2021 05:46 PM

      you are absolutely right in that our rights are being trampled on as each day dawns ... this pandemic has simply been an excuse to take control of our freedoms

    • Laurie Keiski

      12/14/2021 05:18 PM

      A thought. Fauci is alleged to have conducted illegal experiments on puppies and monkeys. Could what has transpired the last 21 months be an experiment on the US human population? Are we seeing a new Dr Mengele?

    • Thomas Saneford

      12/14/2021 05:14 PM

      Governor, 230 years ago seems like a long time, but not near as long as the 2000 plus years ago that Jesus was given to the world. Our basic rights as human beings go back that far, our founding fathers realized that when the Bill of Rights was written. I celebrate my liberty every day not just on Dec. 15th and the rights given me by my Creator, Bless you this special season….
      TWS

    • Lester Holley

      12/14/2021 05:10 PM

      Imagine Bidens face photoshopped green and put on the Grinch.

    • John E. Truitt

      12/14/2021 05:04 PM

      Most Americans forget what I consider the 2nd most important of the first 10 Amendments, the Bill of Rights, the 10th, which basically states that all that is remaining and not of the direct jurisdiction of the Federal Government is thereby the jurisdiction of the State. Too many times this is overlooked, including in education with the forced teaching of CRT or the changing of history and destruction of statues or the vaccine/mask mandates, none of which are up to the Federal Government.

    • Billie Harris

      12/14/2021 04:49 PM

      P.S. Giving credit to you as the writer and your newsletter, of course.

    • Billie Harris

      12/14/2021 04:48 PM

      I asked this question yesterday but I'll ask it again. I'm sending Christmas cards to the political prisoners and would like to enclose a different article for each of them to read, preferably something on what's going on with the "outside world" since they probably don't have computers or televisions or radios. By sending each a different article, they can share with the others. I'd really like to take your newsletters, copy one article, send it to a prisoner, copy another and send it to a different prisoner, etc. I realize there are copyright laws. Could one of your staff drop me an e-mail and let me know if it's permissible to do this? Your newsletters are so informative. An early response would be appreciated so I can get these in the cards in the mail.

    • DONNA IRONS-MCGUE

      12/14/2021 04:45 PM

      I am an older person having been born just before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor so I know patriotism, I felt it in my bones every time we sang the National Anthem etc. I was raised that way and unfortunately that is not the case today.

    • Vernon Hinz

      12/14/2021 04:30 PM

      I see this everyday of the main stream media trying to protect the political left. That is when we watch the national news we turn on Fox. At least it is more conservative than the main stream

    Trump Indictment News

    December 14, 2021
    |

    Wednesday is December 15, otherwise known as Bill Of Rights Day as designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Bill Of Rights is 230 years old and starting to feel some serious wear and tear.

    Believe it or not, our nation actually takes one day out of the year to pay homage to the Bill Of Rights, at least officially. The rest of the time, those ten amendments are largely trashed, as “progressives” try to dilute it, creatively misinterpret it, find ways around it, or add to it with new rights that were not intended. Leftists see this enumeration of rights mostly as an inconvenience, the dusty relic of a bygone age, believing that they, the geniuses who are so adept at running things (into the ground), should be able to assume power at will.

    We’ve often quipped that today’s elected leaders, lawyers and bureaucrats read the Constitution the way W.C. Fields used to read the Bible –- looking for loopholes. But on Wednesday, it’s time for everyone to pay respect and think about what's at stake. For more about the Bill Of Rights, here’s a helpful website.

    https://nationaltoday.com/bill-rights-day/

    “The Bill Of Rights incorporates the basic rights every human being should have,” it says. Well, yes. But these rights are rare and precious indeed, and I don’t need to tell you that they’re gravely endangered even within our own country.

    We found some surprising information on this website. For example, did you know that not all the states ratified the Bill Of Rights right away? They had enough votes in 1791, but Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia waited until 1939 to ratify it! No explanation given.

    The Bill Of Rights, which can be viewed today in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building in Washington DC, was introduced by fourth U.S. President-to-be James Madison. (He originally drafted 19 amendments, but the list was whittled down to 10.) The Anti-Federalists had been hesitating to approve the Constitution as originally written, and it was Thomas Jefferson who suggested to Madison that a Bill Of Rights was what they needed, to guarantee “what the people are entitled to against every government on earth.”

    New Jersey wast the first state to ratify it, in 1789, and the country completed this process on December 15, 1791. The bill codified our most fundamental rights: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, the right to protest, due process, and equal protection under the law. (I already know what you’re thinking --- what has happened to all of these?) We also have the right to bear arms, the right against unreasonable searches and seizures, and more. It’s important to say that the government doesn’t grant us these rights; it recognizes that they belong to us by virtue of God’s grace and natural law. The Bill Of Rights was set up to prevent the government from abridging our liberties. Little did the founders know that 230 years later, the government would morph at will into a cheesy magic act and “poof!” make those rights disappear.

    To that point, Jane Hampton Cook has a timely column in American Greatness, asking the question, “Have Americans Surrendered Their Liberties on the Bill Of Rights’ 230th Anniversary?”

    She notes that The Bill Of Rights’ 150th anniversary happened to fall 8 days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, bringing us into a war in two hemispheres, World War II, with no guarantee of victory. At that time, Americans could feel what an attack on liberty was, because it was sudden and literal, with bombs and guns.

    FDR believed that nothing could make Americans surrender their rights. “What we face is nothing more nor less than an attempt to overthrow and to cancel the great upsurge of human liberty of which the American Bill Of Rights is the fundamental document,” he said. If they could, our enemies would once again impose “absolute authority and despotic rule.”

    https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/newspapers/image/v2%3A0F99DDB671832188%40GB3NEWS-10337DF24C5528ED%402430345-10337DF26AC6A9D7%402-10337DF3B08894A1?utm_source=NBAS&referrer=https%3A//amgreatness.com/2021/12/13/have-americans-surrendered-their-liberties-on-the-bill-of-rights-230th-anniversary

    Roosevelt explained that under totalitarianism, “the individual has no right by virtue of his humanity, no right to a soul, a mind, a tongue or a trade of his own or to live where he pleases,” adding that his duty is “one of obedience only to Adolf Hitler.” We see this today in societies such as China, where the CCP demands loyalty and compliance from its people –- not to mention from others even in our country who would do business there, and those in our government who would hope to maintain negotiating privileges. They’re extremely touchy and we wouldn’t want to upset them.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/12/state-dept-denies-cutting-taiwan-minister-video-feed-after-map-showed-country-in-different-color-than-china/

    Sadly, as Cook points out, the American people have shown FDR to be wrong by allowing their most basic rights to be trampled. This has happened on a variety of fronts; Cook in her column focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Consider this quote from Dr. Anthony Fauci: “There comes a time when you do have to give up what you consider your original right of making your own decision for the greater good of society.” And who decides what the right decision is for you to make for the greater good of society? Not you, goodness knows. It’s Dr. Fauci, of course.

    It’s not my purpose here to get into the efficacy of vaccines and lockdowns, as –- note the irony –- I’d like to be able to make my general point about freedom without being blocked on social media. I’m vaccinated myself. We’re not talking about viruses right now unless you mean the metaphorical kind that are trying to weaken and even kill the Bill Of Rights. For that vital document to survive and mean anything, our love of freedom has to transcend other concerns.

    “The rise of censorship, the rise of suppression of religious freedoms, of property rights, closing a million businesses without just compensation or due process...all of these –- and the rise of a kind of track-and-trace surveillance state has been troubling to people, both Democrats and Republicans,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., said to Tucker Carlson on FOX News recently.

    He has also said this: “All of these rights that the founders of our country died for, sacrificed their properties, their livelihoods, to give us the Bill Of Rights, and all these rights over 20 months [of the pandemic] have been obliterated, taken from the American people.”

    “Fear stops us from exercising critical thinking,” he said. “It allows us to believe that if we just do what we’re told, that is the only way to save our lives.”

    “We’re lucky that there was a whole generation of Americans in 1776 who said it would be better to die than to not have these rights written down,” he said. “And they gave us that. They gave us the Bill Of Rights.”

    Yes, but they were acting as the conduit; ultimately it was God who gave us the Bill Of Rights. Our rights have to be considered THAT SACRED. We certainly can’t let 21st Century control freaks take them away 230 years later.

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    • Barbara Pentz

      12/14/2021 06:43 PM

      I just finished reading your piece on the Bill of Rights, and agree completely with what you said, Sir. I think the frustration so many of us feel is due to our seeing our rights stripped away in the name of "protecting us". People are saying, "Enough is enough!" I am 84 years old and have voted in every election since I became eligible to vote at 21. I have never before had the sense of distrust of our government that I do now. I, too, have been vaccinated, but I know and respect people who have not, and I respect their choice. And it's not just the vaccine thing that makes me feel this way. I pray every day for our country, and I will continue to do so. God help us all.

    • Ed Parr

      12/14/2021 05:46 PM

      you are absolutely right in that our rights are being trampled on as each day dawns ... this pandemic has simply been an excuse to take control of our freedoms

    • Laurie Keiski

      12/14/2021 05:18 PM

      A thought. Fauci is alleged to have conducted illegal experiments on puppies and monkeys. Could what has transpired the last 21 months be an experiment on the US human population? Are we seeing a new Dr Mengele?

    • Thomas Saneford

      12/14/2021 05:14 PM

      Governor, 230 years ago seems like a long time, but not near as long as the 2000 plus years ago that Jesus was given to the world. Our basic rights as human beings go back that far, our founding fathers realized that when the Bill of Rights was written. I celebrate my liberty every day not just on Dec. 15th and the rights given me by my Creator, Bless you this special season….
      TWS

    • Lester Holley

      12/14/2021 05:10 PM

      Imagine Bidens face photoshopped green and put on the Grinch.

    • John E. Truitt

      12/14/2021 05:04 PM

      Most Americans forget what I consider the 2nd most important of the first 10 Amendments, the Bill of Rights, the 10th, which basically states that all that is remaining and not of the direct jurisdiction of the Federal Government is thereby the jurisdiction of the State. Too many times this is overlooked, including in education with the forced teaching of CRT or the changing of history and destruction of statues or the vaccine/mask mandates, none of which are up to the Federal Government.

    • Billie Harris

      12/14/2021 04:49 PM

      P.S. Giving credit to you as the writer and your newsletter, of course.

    • Billie Harris

      12/14/2021 04:48 PM

      I asked this question yesterday but I'll ask it again. I'm sending Christmas cards to the political prisoners and would like to enclose a different article for each of them to read, preferably something on what's going on with the "outside world" since they probably don't have computers or televisions or radios. By sending each a different article, they can share with the others. I'd really like to take your newsletters, copy one article, send it to a prisoner, copy another and send it to a different prisoner, etc. I realize there are copyright laws. Could one of your staff drop me an e-mail and let me know if it's permissible to do this? Your newsletters are so informative. An early response would be appreciated so I can get these in the cards in the mail.

    • DONNA IRONS-MCGUE

      12/14/2021 04:45 PM

      I am an older person having been born just before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor so I know patriotism, I felt it in my bones every time we sang the National Anthem etc. I was raised that way and unfortunately that is not the case today.

    • Vernon Hinz

      12/14/2021 04:30 PM

      I see this everyday of the main stream media trying to protect the political left. That is when we watch the national news we turn on Fox. At least it is more conservative than the main stream

    Election 2024 Coverage

    December 14, 2021
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    Wednesday is December 15, otherwise known as Bill Of Rights Day as designated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Bill Of Rights is 230 years old and starting to feel some serious wear and tear.

    Believe it or not, our nation actually takes one day out of the year to pay homage to the Bill Of Rights, at least officially. The rest of the time, those ten amendments are largely trashed, as “progressives” try to dilute it, creatively misinterpret it, find ways around it, or add to it with new rights that were not intended. Leftists see this enumeration of rights mostly as an inconvenience, the dusty relic of a bygone age, believing that they, the geniuses who are so adept at running things (into the ground), should be able to assume power at will.

    We’ve often quipped that today’s elected leaders, lawyers and bureaucrats read the Constitution the way W.C. Fields used to read the Bible –- looking for loopholes. But on Wednesday, it’s time for everyone to pay respect and think about what's at stake. For more about the Bill Of Rights, here’s a helpful website.

    https://nationaltoday.com/bill-rights-day/

    “The Bill Of Rights incorporates the basic rights every human being should have,” it says. Well, yes. But these rights are rare and precious indeed, and I don’t need to tell you that they’re gravely endangered even within our own country.

    We found some surprising information on this website. For example, did you know that not all the states ratified the Bill Of Rights right away? They had enough votes in 1791, but Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia waited until 1939 to ratify it! No explanation given.

    The Bill Of Rights, which can be viewed today in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building in Washington DC, was introduced by fourth U.S. President-to-be James Madison. (He originally drafted 19 amendments, but the list was whittled down to 10.) The Anti-Federalists had been hesitating to approve the Constitution as originally written, and it was Thomas Jefferson who suggested to Madison that a Bill Of Rights was what they needed, to guarantee “what the people are entitled to against every government on earth.”

    New Jersey wast the first state to ratify it, in 1789, and the country completed this process on December 15, 1791. The bill codified our most fundamental rights: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, the right to protest, due process, and equal protection under the law. (I already know what you’re thinking --- what has happened to all of these?) We also have the right to bear arms, the right against unreasonable searches and seizures, and more. It’s important to say that the government doesn’t grant us these rights; it recognizes that they belong to us by virtue of God’s grace and natural law. The Bill Of Rights was set up to prevent the government from abridging our liberties. Little did the founders know that 230 years later, the government would morph at will into a cheesy magic act and “poof!” make those rights disappear.

    To that point, Jane Hampton Cook has a timely column in American Greatness, asking the question, “Have Americans Surrendered Their Liberties on the Bill Of Rights’ 230th Anniversary?”

    She notes that The Bill Of Rights’ 150th anniversary happened to fall 8 days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, bringing us into a war in two hemispheres, World War II, with no guarantee of victory. At that time, Americans could feel what an attack on liberty was, because it was sudden and literal, with bombs and guns.

    FDR believed that nothing could make Americans surrender their rights. “What we face is nothing more nor less than an attempt to overthrow and to cancel the great upsurge of human liberty of which the American Bill Of Rights is the fundamental document,” he said. If they could, our enemies would once again impose “absolute authority and despotic rule.”

    https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/newspapers/image/v2%3A0F99DDB671832188%40GB3NEWS-10337DF24C5528ED%402430345-10337DF26AC6A9D7%402-10337DF3B08894A1?utm_source=NBAS&referrer=https%3A//amgreatness.com/2021/12/13/have-americans-surrendered-their-liberties-on-the-bill-of-rights-230th-anniversary

    Roosevelt explained that under totalitarianism, “the individual has no right by virtue of his humanity, no right to a soul, a mind, a tongue or a trade of his own or to live where he pleases,” adding that his duty is “one of obedience only to Adolf Hitler.” We see this today in societies such as China, where the CCP demands loyalty and compliance from its people –- not to mention from others even in our country who would do business there, and those in our government who would hope to maintain negotiating privileges. They’re extremely touchy and we wouldn’t want to upset them.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/12/state-dept-denies-cutting-taiwan-minister-video-feed-after-map-showed-country-in-different-color-than-china/

    Sadly, as Cook points out, the American people have shown FDR to be wrong by allowing their most basic rights to be trampled. This has happened on a variety of fronts; Cook in her column focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Consider this quote from Dr. Anthony Fauci: “There comes a time when you do have to give up what you consider your original right of making your own decision for the greater good of society.” And who decides what the right decision is for you to make for the greater good of society? Not you, goodness knows. It’s Dr. Fauci, of course.

    It’s not my purpose here to get into the efficacy of vaccines and lockdowns, as –- note the irony –- I’d like to be able to make my general point about freedom without being blocked on social media. I’m vaccinated myself. We’re not talking about viruses right now unless you mean the metaphorical kind that are trying to weaken and even kill the Bill Of Rights. For that vital document to survive and mean anything, our love of freedom has to transcend other concerns.

    “The rise of censorship, the rise of suppression of religious freedoms, of property rights, closing a million businesses without just compensation or due process...all of these –- and the rise of a kind of track-and-trace surveillance state has been troubling to people, both Democrats and Republicans,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., said to Tucker Carlson on FOX News recently.

    He has also said this: “All of these rights that the founders of our country died for, sacrificed their properties, their livelihoods, to give us the Bill Of Rights, and all these rights over 20 months [of the pandemic] have been obliterated, taken from the American people.”

    “Fear stops us from exercising critical thinking,” he said. “It allows us to believe that if we just do what we’re told, that is the only way to save our lives.”

    “We’re lucky that there was a whole generation of Americans in 1776 who said it would be better to die than to not have these rights written down,” he said. “And they gave us that. They gave us the Bill Of Rights.”

    Yes, but they were acting as the conduit; ultimately it was God who gave us the Bill Of Rights. Our rights have to be considered THAT SACRED. We certainly can’t let 21st Century control freaks take them away 230 years later.

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    • Barbara Pentz

      12/14/2021 06:43 PM

      I just finished reading your piece on the Bill of Rights, and agree completely with what you said, Sir. I think the frustration so many of us feel is due to our seeing our rights stripped away in the name of "protecting us". People are saying, "Enough is enough!" I am 84 years old and have voted in every election since I became eligible to vote at 21. I have never before had the sense of distrust of our government that I do now. I, too, have been vaccinated, but I know and respect people who have not, and I respect their choice. And it's not just the vaccine thing that makes me feel this way. I pray every day for our country, and I will continue to do so. God help us all.

    • Ed Parr

      12/14/2021 05:46 PM

      you are absolutely right in that our rights are being trampled on as each day dawns ... this pandemic has simply been an excuse to take control of our freedoms

    • Laurie Keiski

      12/14/2021 05:18 PM

      A thought. Fauci is alleged to have conducted illegal experiments on puppies and monkeys. Could what has transpired the last 21 months be an experiment on the US human population? Are we seeing a new Dr Mengele?

    • Thomas Saneford

      12/14/2021 05:14 PM

      Governor, 230 years ago seems like a long time, but not near as long as the 2000 plus years ago that Jesus was given to the world. Our basic rights as human beings go back that far, our founding fathers realized that when the Bill of Rights was written. I celebrate my liberty every day not just on Dec. 15th and the rights given me by my Creator, Bless you this special season….
      TWS

    • Lester Holley

      12/14/2021 05:10 PM

      Imagine Bidens face photoshopped green and put on the Grinch.

    • John E. Truitt

      12/14/2021 05:04 PM

      Most Americans forget what I consider the 2nd most important of the first 10 Amendments, the Bill of Rights, the 10th, which basically states that all that is remaining and not of the direct jurisdiction of the Federal Government is thereby the jurisdiction of the State. Too many times this is overlooked, including in education with the forced teaching of CRT or the changing of history and destruction of statues or the vaccine/mask mandates, none of which are up to the Federal Government.

    • Billie Harris

      12/14/2021 04:49 PM

      P.S. Giving credit to you as the writer and your newsletter, of course.

    • Billie Harris

      12/14/2021 04:48 PM

      I asked this question yesterday but I'll ask it again. I'm sending Christmas cards to the political prisoners and would like to enclose a different article for each of them to read, preferably something on what's going on with the "outside world" since they probably don't have computers or televisions or radios. By sending each a different article, they can share with the others. I'd really like to take your newsletters, copy one article, send it to a prisoner, copy another and send it to a different prisoner, etc. I realize there are copyright laws. Could one of your staff drop me an e-mail and let me know if it's permissible to do this? Your newsletters are so informative. An early response would be appreciated so I can get these in the cards in the mail.

    • DONNA IRONS-MCGUE

      12/14/2021 04:45 PM

      I am an older person having been born just before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor so I know patriotism, I felt it in my bones every time we sang the National Anthem etc. I was raised that way and unfortunately that is not the case today.

    • Vernon Hinz

      12/14/2021 04:30 PM

      I see this everyday of the main stream media trying to protect the political left. That is when we watch the national news we turn on Fox. At least it is more conservative than the main stream