A Little Thing Called FAITH

Another opportunity to watch Glenn Beck – with David Barton (WallBuilders) and Ira Stoll (Author of “A Life”) – leads to inspirational thoughts for lovers of liberty.

How in the world did I major in Political Science and not know more about my own country? A closer look at the “Father of the American Revolution”, Samuel Adams, will lead you to see how far away from our founding principles we are – as individuals, communities, and a country.

As the American Revolution was taking place, there were many instances when these brave folks fighting for liberty questioned what they were doing.  There was even dissent from people in this country (people who did not want to be “free”), and there were many battles lost before having any chance at succeeding.

However, these people had faith.  They believed that the plight of liberty and of INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, and that these superseded their own well-being.  They were willing to sacrifice their lives for their liberty and the liberty of future citizens.

If we could go back, if we could take back our representatives and our country, we could likely simplify the mecca of  bureaucracy that is leading to our enslavement to a political and economic system that will no longer allow for individuals to act for themselves in a market that is free.

And what should we do?  We have many battles that we are all fighting, in our own lives, professions, and communities.  We must keep questioning, fighting, and standing up for the principles this country was built upon.  And really, to do this effectively, one must have faith.  It is all we have at the end of the day.

READ MORE ABOUT FORGOTTEN HISTORY at WALLBUILDERS

– Tisha Casida

Know Your Farmer! Local Food Systems are Most Sustainable

Family in Field at Sunset

We can’t emphasize enough how important it is that we become familiar with our local food systems.  We want to encourage everyone to get to know their land, their farmers and producers, and build sustainable networks for communities’ food supply.

In an effort to aid in the process, we will be collecting data from across the nation in an effort to connect the farmer to the consumer.  There are many tremendous resources out there that are doing this, we want to promote those.  There are also many  places that desperately need additional information and education, we want to get that information out to the public.A great resource for Local Food Information and Resources is: Local Harvest.

If you are a farmer, a producer, or a consumer, and are interested in becoming part of our network and helping us to build this system in our communities, please visit: www.goodamericanpost.com and click on the Farm-to-Fork Button.  Or, email us at: goodamericanpost@gmail.com.

WALLBUILDERS – Know Your History

In an interesting interview with Glenn Beck, founder of WallBuilders, David Barton, discussed the “Black Regiment” which later became known as the “Black Robe Brigade”.  We’ll give you the links, so that you can read at-length, however the conclusion of his conversation with Beck is what is so important to remember.

Our country was built upon the concept of INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.  This is very different from COLLECTIVE RIGHTS.  Individual rights allow for individuals to have freedom to do what they like, as long as they are not hurting anyone else.  Collective rights, as we are witnessing more and more, can quickly tromp the rights of the individual for the rights of “the greater good”.

Although Americans, in general, are kind and giving people who really DO care about the collective (and take care of the collective using a free market and paying certain taxes), that does not mean in any way shape or form should be be forced into taking care of the collective.

Individual rights are considered God-given rights that each of us has to take care of our body, mind, and spirit.  When these are taken away, be become slaves to a system – probably one of governance.

Know your history, be a patriot, and stand up for this great country and the principles she was founded upon.

Read more about forgotten history HERE at WallBuilders.

– Tisha Casida

Denver Tax Day Tea Party – Watch the Pigeon Holes

On April 15th I was visiting Denver and decided to visit the Tea Party Rally at the State Capital.  I seek out Tea Parties around the country as I travel.

It was a large gathering and a big mix of people.   There was even a handful of protesters (protesting against the Tea Party) on the other side of the street, as well as an abundance of police.

I like the Tea Party moment.  I identify with them.  As an Independent I lean very conservative and libertarian in my views.  I listened to the speakers as I moved about the crowd and was having an enjoyable time, until, one of the speakers ranted about “latte-drinking, iPhone-carrying socialists”, and the crowd there erupted in supportive noise.  I stopped; I listened more; I looked around at the crowd.  I set my Starbucks latte down and reached for my iPhone.  Could it be that I was just lumped into the group of people they think are destroying our country?  Maybe even profiled?  The crowd really seamed to identify with this speaker’s comments.  I quickly felt out of place.

I was becoming more disappointed by the second.  Could I be one of ‘those’ people that they were chanting about?  Am I supporting socialism by being a consumer supporting two great and successful American companies?  Wait.  Aren’t I fueling the economy with my purchases of American goods and services?  This was troubling.  For a few minutes I was in doubt.  Then I snapped out of it, and got over it.  It’s free speech and I support that.  But, for the first time, I felt alienated at a Tea Party – and that will hurt the movement and the cause.  I support them because the idea has been to win people over to the side of liberty – not pigeon-holing them and pushing them away.

Instead, win people over by welcoming them with open discussion and education about the Constitution and Bill of Rights; about thinking and voting your ideals.  We are ALL AMERICANS.  We must unite and not divide.  United we save our great country!  The message that day was lost to some of us.  I was not alone in that crowd.

I hope my message today is a wake-up for those in the Tea Party or any party.  There are thousands of us latte-drinking, iPhone-carrying freedom lovers and I am proud to be lumped into the same group as another iPhone and Apple-fan, Rush Limbaugh.  Think before you speak!  We are all listening!  I accept you, wont you accept me?  We have more in common than you think.

– Steve Thompson

REAL FOOD MEDIA

Baked Bread by Paul Alhadef Photography

We have come across a very good site featuring various articles on what we like to call “real food”.  This is food that is (according to this site, as well as our standards):

  • Organic
  • Humanely raised (animals on pasture, not in factories)
  • Grown locally when possible
  • Whole and unrefined (real maple syrup instead of high-fructose corn syrup)
  • Processed as little as possible (raw milk instead of pasteurized and homogenized)
  • Nutrient-dense (enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and probiotics)
  • Free of additives and preservatives
  • Free of synthetic and chemical ingredients
  • Not genetically modified
  • Traditionally produced and prepared

CHECK OUR REAL FOOD MEDIA HERE!

Quintessential Quotes – Thomas Sowell

“While capitalism has a visible cost – profit – that does not exist under socialism, socialism has an invisible cost – inefficiency – that gets weeded out by losses and bankruptcy under capitalism” (Sowell, 2007, pp. 112).

Sowell, T. (2007). Basic Economics. New York: Perseus Books Group.

FREE MARKET GREEN – Check Out the Tesla

The Electric Car is here!  Actually, its been in existence since about 1839.  Yes, 1839. 171 years ago?

Elon Musk, CEO and founder of Tesla Motors, has taken the electric car to a level that no one thought was possible.  The Tesla Roadster goes 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds and has a driving range of 244 miles with just one charge.  Its 100 percent electric, no-hybrid or hydrogen nonsense.

Go to: www.goodamericanpost.com and click on the “Page 17” Link to read the whole story…..

By Steve Thompson

Raw Milk – Let the Consumer to Decide

– Tisha Casida

I have been involved with several raw milk producers, and for a period of time owned my own share of raw milk in Southern Colorado.  Because of the growing awareness about the potential benefits of raw milk consumption, there is another unfortunate issue that is coming up in the echelons of Congress and the FDA.

The issues are the following: regulation [21 CFR 1240.61(a)] and statute [42 USC 264(a)].

Regulation 21 CFR 1240.61(a) states “no person shall cause to be delivered into interstate commerce or shall sell, otherwise distribute, or hold for sale or other distribution after shipment in interstate commerce any milk or milk product in final package form for direct human consumption unless the product has been pasteurized.”

Statute 42 USC 264(a) states, “The Surgeon General, with the approval of the Secretary, is authorized to make and enforce such regulations as in his judgment are necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases…from one state or possession into any other state or possession.”

These (in theory) are supposed to protect consumers from sickness and disease.  The problem is that the heavy hand of government, with such regulations, can stifle consumer choice and actually hurt the health of consumers who have experienced benefits (not to mention the effect on local economies).

At the end of the day, we need our free markets back, where consumers can make their own purchasing decisions – buyer beware.  I am an adult, and I would like the responsibility of deciding both what to purchase and to ingest.  In the case of raw milk, it has been tremendously beneficial to my health and well-being, and therefore, I want to be able to purchase this from local producers who I know and trust.

Be cognizant of what they are doing with your choices!

Why We Need New Media

Good American Post Staff Reports


In an article in Politico, one can see where members of the press may not be so happy with the current administration’s lack of disseminating information to the public.

Although this administration claims to be more transparent than any other, the truth is that they are not.  They have had less day-to-day interaction with the press and both the President and the press secretary are harder to reach than other administration.

Some may argue that this makes the message coming from the White House easier to control.

At the end of the day, the American people need the truth, and then they can decide for themselves what they like or dislike.  And, although it is arguably impossible for any reporter or media resource to be 100% unbiased (because we are all human and all have opinions), it would certainly make sense for media to at least have more access to the President.

We need new media, we need real people in Washington, and we have a lot of work to do.

Read the complete article HERE.

Happy Meal Ban – Where is Responsibility?

In Santa Clara County, California, retailers will not be able to give away toys in their kids’ meals.  This is in response to an effort to curb childhood obesity.

This is ludicrous (so many instances now where I can use that word and not be sarcastic), as government-intervention into consumer-choice is dangerous at any level.

This is one step away from having the government mandate what your kids have to eat – oh wait – it is already near-impossible to get nutritious meals into our public education system.

If we are having problems with childhood obesity it is up to the parents/guardians to step up to the plate and make better and healthier choices, this is a little thing I call “responsibility”.

Tired of losing liberties and the free market?  Read The Good American Post, and start making decisions to support and promote positive change.

– Tisha Casida

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