The Abolition of Property Rights in America

Property rights are the basis for our Constitution – the trust between the people in this country, and the government who we have entrusted with certain privileges. Only individuals have rights. States governments and the federal government have privileges, which have been entrusted to them by us. You and me. We are the final say – we are the grand jury when it comes to protecting our lives and our property.

Whether you want to consider your body, your mind, your home, your land, and/or other intrinsic goods that you own, your property – this concept holds true for all of them – this is something unique to our Constitution and our way of life – where individuals have jurisdiction over their bodies and their property. We sometimes take this for granted.

There is a land-grab going on in our country and the basis for such is the dangerous and usurping heavy hand of the federal government, as well as international agencies and agendas like the United Nation’s Agenda 21.   Just as this affects the land and property that we own, where we make our livelihoods, and grow in our communities – the same threat is at bay for our own bodies – the ability we have to decide for ourselves what we put into our bodies, and our ability to eat nutritious, unadulterated foods and medicines that are an inherent part of the human species’ development (for example, with federal agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and with international agendas like Codex Alimentarius).

A good friend of mine has been attempting to build an addition to his mountain home, and came across several impediments – which halted his progress for almost a year. Some of these include local building codes, many of which can be traced back to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (and the Department of Homeland Security). Have you seen how much land in our country is in a “flood plane”– where it is impossible to get “insurance”? (Of course if you cannot get insurance, you are completely halted from using your property… why is this?)

 

What happens to the land if it is deemed un-usable to the general population? Well, it goes back to the government of course. Have you seen how much land is now “owned” by the federal government? (Not to mention how many homes are “owned” by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae thanks to the self-inflicted housing bubble in 2008 that caused an unprecedented number of foreclosures.)

 

Since the federal government is a trust between those elected and those represented by the people they elect, then doesn’t this mean that this land and property is truly ours – the people’s? And if this is the case, don’t the citizens of their respected States have the right to use their land as they see fit?

 

Perhaps it would make more sense if State and local governments decided upon rules and regulations for the intricacies of each area versus the out-of-touch federal government that cannot make effective blanket-policies that positively affect every community in this country.

In Colorado’s third congressional district, we have very diverse ecosystems and geography that are an inherent part of the daily lives and economic development of the citizens of our State. Tremendous amounts of energy resources, water resources, agricultural lands, mineral resources, and the tourism-related industries from the geography of the land (skiing, fishing, rafting, hiking, etc.) are increasingly protected and extinguished by the federal government. Through agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – copious amounts of red tape and “green tape” halt the responsible use of these resources that would positively benefit Colorado citizens.

 

There is a place for common-sense regulations, and when it comes to the resources, eco-systems, and land of a State – State and county officials should be the representatives protecting and enriching their citizens. Resources, eco-systems, and agricultural lands are unique and diverse, and the most effective means of protecting them is at the State and local level – where representatives and officials can be most transparent, accountable, and receptive to the needs of their citizens.

 

It could be (unfortunately) argued that we never had property rights. But since I am a fire-eater, I will go ahead and go on the record say that we do, and it is up to us to let the powers that be know where that line in the sand is drawn. We do have property rights and we have a right to use our land and resources as we as individuals see fit. Individual rights trump the rights of the State and the federal government, and I know of many individuals now who are fighting these federal agencies when it comes to using their own land and making their own decisions. This must stop. The federal government is a fictitious entity held together by the individuals of this country who have granted several privileges to them – and with the same power that we have used to grant them these privileges, we can entrust to State and local representatives the role of regulating the lands and resources we depend upon for our survival and for our economic well-being.

 

 

Fixing Our Problems, Not Complaining About Them

I cannot tell you how many posts, emails, texts, calls, and other communications I receive about all hell breaking loose in our country. What is beyond my comprehension is that we are still discussing the mere existence of these problems that can be somewhat easily fixed at the state and local level of government.

There is a place for liberty and there is a place for law and justice. It is like Yin and Yang – they exist together and work together. There are good people, and there are bad people, and we have to co-exist as best we can to ensure freedom, responsibility, peace, and prosperity. Trust me, this is not easy, but I promise you that complaining about the problems does nothing to win the war – only arming yourself with the resources and tools, then engaging in the battle itself, will win the fight. That is what this is all about.

“He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.” – Sun Tzu

We can fight the enemy, right here in our own community, in our own state – this is where we are strongest and where we have the most power. We are the roots of the American society, let us strengthen them to be able to deal with the storm of Washington, D.C.

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution…are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” – Amendment X to the Constitution of the united States of America

First of all, the Federal Reserve System is a banking cartel created by global elites that have sold out the American people (and the world), that have bankrupted the American people, and that have created economic slaves of all of us. This banking system must stop. Ideally, fixing the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C,. is going to take some time. What we can do right now is have every State in the Union adopt legislation for and create State-run banks that are an effective hedge against the Federal Reserve System. A fine example of one of these state banks already exists in North Dakota. And if we are smart, we will use our most precious resource – time – to work on a similar solution in our own States.

 

Secondly, Congress has enacted and the President has signed into law several pieces of legislation that are downright unconstitutional. As a matter of fact, the most recent piece of legislation signed, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (specifically Section 1021) is treasonous. Having the military take away and detain Americans is unconstitutional and everything that our American men and women fought against in the first American Revolution. No King should be able to take away the God-given rights of another with the waft of a pen – and that is exactly what has happened. It is now “legal” (not constitutional) for an agent of the military to take me away and detain me indefinitely without a trial. If I am committing a “belligerent act” by calling our President a King, then I have just made myself an enemy of the united States of America (what happened to freedom of speech?). Other unconstitutional acts include: the Patriot Act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the Federal Reserve Act, and of course the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), which are still being debated. Ideally we would have a Congress that would repeal the unconstitutional parts of these pieces of legislation. What we can do right now is nullify these pieces of legislation at the State or County level. Especially in the case of legislation that presents a direct threat to the civil liberties as outlined in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution – County Sheriffs at the county level are supposed to be stepping up and protecting the American people based on the Constitution of the united States of America. And of course it is a solution that we can take action on right now in our own localities.

Lastly, our military is here to protect the American people. Our law enforcement is here to protect the American people. The Oath that is sworn by law enforcement, our military, and Congress – is an oath to the Constitution of the united States of America. We must hold our military, law enforcement, and Congress accountable to this oath– we elect our fellow Americans to the role of representative and role of sheriff. And we elect our commander in chief of the military. Our last safeguard for our freedom is people like you and me. And that line in the sand, when crossed, must have consequences for those who attempt to take the life and liberty of our fellow Americans.

Liberty and law – working hand in hand – are all we have left if we are to “save” any part of our American roots. The law is the Constitution – and there is a place for justice. Liberty is our ability to “alter and abolish” our government when it is not working out to protect the people’s freedoms.

Washington, D.C. may implode – I am asking that you help elect me so that I can go there to help fix it. If that doesn’t work though, I am here no matter what to tell the federal government – NO. No more unconstitutional laws, no more unsound currency, no more unconstitutional wars. I am here to fight for you – the federal government is out of control, and it is our job to use our States and counties to step up.

Not complain – step up. Our enemy depends on fear and inaction – let’s change that.

 

“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” – Sun Tzu

 

 

 

 

 

Individuals, Counties, Sheriffs, and States Step Up Against Unconstitutional Acts of Government

The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 forbids the use of the military in domestic law enforcement. That means that you cannot be detained, tortured or killed by the military of the United States – if you are suspected of wrong-doing, local law enforcement must go through the State’s constitutional procedures of finding, arresting, and punishing you.

Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) basically nullifies this law, as it states that “belligerent acts” are a potential reason to be detained indefinitely and “covered persons” could generally mean any American citizen in the United States.  What exactly is a belligerent act? And if they wanted to protect American citizens – why didn’t they have a clause specifically stating that NO American citizen would ever be taken and detained indefinitely without due process and without the right to trial?

The fact is that if they (the Republicans, the Democrats, the Representatives (or better-said Politicians) had a chance to stand up for you – and they did not. For the most part, our three federal branches of government have not “stood up” for the American people’s individual liberties for a long time. And that’s okay, because our rights come from our Creator – and the first and most important level of government that we have given some responsibilities to are our States and the counties that make up those states.

County sheriffs are elected by the people. They are the highest law of the land. Back in the 11th Century, the King used to appoint a representative (called a “reeve”) to keep peace amongst the land (peace, or domestic tranquility was called “shire”). Hence the sheriff (shire-reeve). In the united States of America, county sheriffs are elected by the people they serve – they are not appointed by anyone, including a King or a bureaucrat. The sheriff reports directly to the people – they are accountable to the people they serve and they are charged with upholding the Constitution. The sheriff has the power to call on the militia (that is you and me). And when the federal government gets out of control, the sheriff is the last line of defense in protecting the American people.

We have great reason for celebration across the country because individuals, county officials, county sheriffs, and state officials are telling the federal government to leave their citizens alone and preserve due process.

 

Colorado – El Paso County (622,263 Citizens)

Peggy Littleton, County Commissioner, stood up to the unconstitutionality of the verbiage in the NDAA by introducing a resolution to nullify section 1021 and would basically “reinstate” habeas corpus, due process, and the right to trial for citizens of El Paso County. This resolution was passed and signed by the County Commissioners with support from the El Paso County Sheriff’s office. [SOURCE: http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2011/12/16/el-paso-county-resolution-on-due-process-passes]

 

Montana (974,989 Citizens)

William Crain, and Steward Rhodes (founder of Oathkeepers) are working on recalling the representatives who voted for the bill (Max Baucus (D) and Jonathon Tester (D) Denny Rehberg (R)). Rhodes says “These politicians from both parties betrayed our trust, and violated the oath they took to defend the Constitution. It’s not about the left or right; it’s about our Bill of Rights. Without the Bill of Rights, there is no America. It is the Crown Jewel of our Constitution, and the high-water mark of Western Civilization.”[SOURCE: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/10650-montana-launches-recall-efforts-against-ndaa-supporters]

The other states besides Montana that have the constitutional provisions to recall their sitting elected members of the congressional delegation (including such a reason as violation of their oath of office include: Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Wisconsin, New Jersey,

 

Rhode Island (1,053,209 Citizens)

Rhode Island Senator, Daniel Gordon, also introduced a resolution that is making its way through the Rhode Island State House. SOURCE: http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/congress/10558-one-lonely-state-representative-opposes-indefinite-detention Gordon stated, “Given the fact that the constitutions of Rhode Island and that of the United States are replete with guarantees of individual liberties, right to habeas corpus, and right to freedom of speech, the offending sections of [the NDAA] are repugnant to the sensibilities of anyone [who] has a basic understanding of the foundation of this country. When I took the oath of office, I swore that I would support the constitutions of Rhode Island and the United States. And before one constituent of mine is snatched up in the dead of night, without due process under our laws, they’ll have to pry those documents from my cold dead hands.”

 

Ohio – Bowling Green (29636 Citizens)

 

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Committee for Repealing the NDAA are working on a local city council in Bowling Green, Ohio. Dan Johnson, a student at BGSU who is spearheading the effort is working on organizing at least 150 students and residents to attend up-coming city council meetings.

Virginia (7078515 Citizens)

 

Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall (R) introduced House Bill 1160 to prevent Virginia law enforcement officials from enforcing the unconstitutional language of the NDAA. Verbiage in this bill “piggybacks” the ruling by the United States Supreme Court that invalidated part of the Brady Law and illustrated that “under our system of federalism, a state can’t, against its will, be turned into a “go-fer” to enforce a federal law enforcement regulatory scheme”. [SOURCE: http://americanvisionnews.com/1548/va-bill-to-nullify-ndaa-indefinite-detention-of-us-citizens]

 

Washington (6,664,195 Citizens)

Five Washington state representatives introduced a bill in the Washington State House that “condemns the unlawful detention of United States citizens and lawful resident aliens under the National Defense Authorization Act, and forbids “any state employee, member of the Washington National Guard or any agent of a corporation doing business with the state” to cooperate in the federal detainment or investigation of a U.S. citizen or resident alien” [SOURCE: http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/01/washington-state-legislators-introduce-ndaa-nullification-bill/] The five representatives are: Jason Overstreet (R-Blaine), Matt Shea (R- Spokane Valley), Vincent Buys (R-Lynden), Cary Condotta (R- East Wenatchee) and David Taylor (R-Moxee).

 

County Sheriffs Across the Country

And on January 30th, 2012, around 100 sheriffs from around the country came to a presentation by an eclectic line-up of speakers to learn about their role and duties as sheriffs and the importance of them understanding their jurisdiction when it comes to upholding the oath to the Constitution and protecting the American people. These sheriffs represent thousands and thousands of American citizens who may be afforded constitutional protection under their elected representatives – the county sheriff.

 

If 5% of the population was able to participate and win in the American Revolution that first made this country free, then that means we just need about 15.4 million people (of the 307 million) to step up and enforce our individual liberties and the Constitution. If each of these examples listed above affects the number of people that are in their states and/or counties – and if these people who live in these states, cities, and counties participate in protecting our own American citizens from unconstitutional acts of government, then we have already topped the number we need at 16,422,807 citizens. Of course, these people actually need to be activated – but the intention and movement is there.   Today is a very good day for liberty.

Republic versus Democracy – Why We Should NOT Be Promoting Democracy

We hear about our country’s stellar democracy and how important it is that we, the United States of America, “promote” (via war oftentimes) democracy to other countries.  People hear this and think that democracy is equivalent to freedom; of course for anyone who knows the true intention of (most of) the Founding Fathers, we understand that we shouldn’t be living in and upholding a democracy – it is a republic that is the purest form of government for protecting individual rights.

Republic: Where people vote for representatives to represent them and protect their individual rights.  Our representatives are not supposed to go to Washington to write and enact legislation that benefits majorities and minorities, or institutes and enforces the concept of collective rights – the only task of our representatives is to protect and defend the individual rights of the American people.

Democracy: Where everyone votes on everything – every issue, every problem, every concept.  However, when everyone votes on everything, the majority continuously erodes the minority – that minority eventually does not exist – and at that point, it is tyranny.  The small voice – the minority – eventually goes away – because the votes of the representatives form collective rights.  We vote for representatives that are supposed to represent us and our individual rights.  When representatives vote on every issue that may affect the American people (forming collective rights of special groups of people), this is different than simply representing them and protecting individual rights versus collective rights.  This is where our “republic” is today – our representatives vote on issues that protect collective rights instead of individual rights.

Now, we are far away from this concept of a republic.  Most congressional and presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle continuously “win the hearts and minds” of the people by promising what they will do for majorities and minorities – promising to protect the interest of corporations, promising to protect the interest of unions (as an example). The problem is that this is the antithesis of protecting individual rights.  The protection of special interests eventually leads to the division of people based on their emotions on social issues (which the federal government should have no part of).  The protected interest of certain groups, factions or political parties charges the debates amongst all people; all people who can generally agree on the fact that individual rights are a good thing to be protected (but this is not what we are focusing on when we argue back and forth about social or group issues).

The States that are in our Union of States, which makes up the United States of America, is a unique form of government, called a republic.  Our Republic has been under attack before, during, and immediately after the creation of the Constitution of the United States of America.  The only thing that protects that Republic is the very thing the Republic defends – that is the individual rights of the American people.  Democracy, which has been touted by Republicans and Democrats for many years, is a dangerous form of government that eventually erodes away individual liberties because it relies on the will of a majority.  This will always lead to tyranny.

Look at our country – do our representatives go to Washington, D.C. to protect our individual rights?  Or do our representatives go to write legislation that benefits a group?  Do presidential and congressional candidates campaign on promises of protecting your individual liberties?  Or do presidential and congressional candidates (sans Ron Paul) campaign on promises of protecting special interest groups – groups of people who are the “minority”, groups of people who want the government involved in social issues?

We are revolutionary – the American spirit runs pure in the hearts of many people of this great Republic.  The beauty of this is, it is not uniquely American – it is human – liberty and freedoms endowed by our Creator are an inherent part of the blessings of walking this planet.

Let us remember that spirit and remember the important of individual rights this election – look for candidates that promise to protect your individual rights, as that is the key to prosperity and peace.

New Year’s Resolution – Never talk about “The Government” Again

A constituent in my district candidly reminded me that we can’t consistently blame “the government” for our problems, because we, the people of this country, are the government. And this is absolutely true. By talking about government, as a separate and living entity – we give this entity power which it does not have. Our government is of the people – and that means it is up to us to fix these problems. Blaming the very government that we as people comprise will do absolutely nothing to solve the problems.

 

From now on, when I talk about the problems stemming from a federal level in Washington, D.C., you will hear me talking about the Republicans and the Democrats. Because it is the Republicans and the Democrats who have created these vicious cycles that we are in. It is the Republicans and the Democrats who have stymied our country’s economic development with their copious writing of legislation that creates bureaucracy and red tape that stifles business owners. It is the Republicans and the Democrats that have shunned their responsibility to keep the Federal Reserve transparent and that by their blatant disregard of sound monetary policy have created numerous economic bubbles that will continue to devalue Americans (and the world’s) opportunity to create wealth.

 

If it is up to our government, which is us, to solve these problems, rest assured that we helped to create them. Let us take our own power and responsibility and do something – stop talking about it. Stop blaming people based on labels and start working together on principle. Stop living in fear and start living in faith. Stop acting in anger and start acting in love. Step outside of these paradigms that got us here in the first place. Listen to your heart. Make 2012 a year of truth.

The truth is that “the government” doesn’t exist. We, the people of this nation exist and comprise different communities, companies, organizations, and agreements. Corrupt people have created problems for our country, namely the Republican and Democratic parties, that hide behind a veil of combining people’s interests, but instead have sold the American people out to a system of governance that is dangerous. Our rights come from our Creator, and we do not need permission to make changes in our lives that will positively affect our families and community. The year 2012 is the time when this will happen.

 

I will talk about people, I will talk about parties, I will talk about organizations and companies, but in 2012, I resolve to not refer to “the government” as this is an entity that was never intended or referred to by the Constitution. Nowhere in the Constitution is “the government” referred to as an entity. We are a free Union of States, represented in our republic by the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the President. “The government” – does not exist. WE exist – you and I – and we can empower each other to fix our country’s problems.

To a beautiful, prosperous, and very free year of 2012.

 

STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR EMPOWERING LOCAL PARTNERS TO PREVENT VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN THE UNITED STATES

What defines an extremist?  What defines extremism?

“As a government, we are working to prevent all types of extremism that leads to violence, regardless of who inspires it. At the same time, countering al-Qa’ida’s violent ideology is onepart of our comprehensive strategy to defeat al-Qa’ida. Over the past 2½ years, more key al-Qa’ida leaders—including Usama bin Laden—have been eliminated in rapid succession than at any time since the September 11 attacks. We have strengthened homeland security and improved information sharing. Thanks to coordinated intelligence and law enforcement, numerous terrorist plots have been thwarted, saving many American lives.” —President Barack Obama, August 2011

How is it possible to prevent extremism that leads to violence – regardless of who inspires it?  What must be done?  How do you know who to stop and when?  This most recent Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) out of Washington, D.C. leaves those definitions pretty open.

This is about definitions and who is defining them.  Most of us would agree that “extremists” who go and kill others (including themselves) are dangerous.  What about people who are extreme in their rhetoric but would never hurt anyone?  Freedom of speech allows us to speak up and out as long as we are not violating anyone else’s right to life and liberty. What if those people who speak up are called an extremist?  Are the Occupy Wall Street crowds engaging in extremism?  Are the Tea Party crowds engaging in extremism?  Are Ron Paul followers and supporters engaging in extremism?  Isn’t it up to the person to decide whether or not these people will engage in violence?  Before a crime is committed – who has the power to actually know what people are going to do?  Law enforcement and our government are not God and do not know everything.  Why are they the ones to decide who is being extreme and whether or not those people may use violence BEFORE IT HAS EVEN HAPPENED?  Isn’t that dangerous to our freedom to express ourselves?

I take offense to this and these definition because I myself have been called a “radical” and an “extremist” because I really truly believe in the Constitution of the United States being the control mechanism to keep our government in check.  I have also been called these names because I have given up everything to be able to try and speak to others about it.  I have even been called this when I say that I believe in Jesus Christ, as he walked and taught us while on this earth.  And if someone tried to kill me for any of these things, I would fight back.  Does that fit their definition of extremism?  Am I now the enemy?

These are questions you should ask yourself.  Even if YOU don’t think you are doing anything – what if someone who didn’t like you decided that you are?  What if they then tell local law enforcement what a dangerous and extreme person you are?  Are you now the enemy?

Just reminding you that we have more freedom right now than we may ever have again, and you better use it.

HERE IS THE DOCUMENT – IT IS EASY TO READ THROUGH, PLEASE DO

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”
– George Washington

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT and the WHITE HOUSE RURAL COUNCIL

I can’t even say “…if our founding fathers only knew” – OF COURSE THEY KNOW THIS IS HAPPENING – they are the angels that will help lead us out of the dark hour that our country faces.

If you haven’t had a chance to look at Executive Order 13575 – Establishment of the White House Rural Council – then you may want to.  What this equates to is the complete control of our food supply by the federal government.  All with an executive order from President Barack Obama.  The Secretary of Agriculture chairs this council and this new council includes just a few of the government’s finest and most efficient (and transparent) agencies including: Department of the Treasury, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of Commerce, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Transportation, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Council of Economic Advisers, the Domestic Policy Council, the National Economic Council, the Small Business Administration, the Council on Environmental Quality, the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Cabinet Affairs, and ANY OTHER executive branch agencies as the President and the Secretary of Agriculture may designate.

THEY MAY AS WELL JUST SAY – THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN DO ANYTHING AT ANY TIME WITH RURAL COMMUNITIES IF IT DEEMS SO NECESSARY. (If you have any appreciation for freedom – you will realize that this is near-tyrannical.)
ALL OF THESE AGENCIES and ALL OF THESE PEOPLE are supposed to make rural communities stronger.  If you haven’t been paying attention to the past 50 years of history – the federal government is supposed to protect our freedoms so that we can be strong (so theoretically, if the federal government was doing its job an keeping its nose out of our business, then we would be much more prosperous and productive = stronger communities) – however, we the people have forgotten that the federal government WORKS FOR US.  Do we really think that having a broad over-reaching executive order will help?  NO – NO it won’t – the only thing to help rural communities is to allow them to be free and to engage in commerce.  Period.  It is a bit more complex than that, but no more complex than the insanity of this Executive Order 13575 which will COMPLETELY SQUANDER the freedom of people who grow food, sell food, live and work in rural communities, etc.

States and localities must step up and stop the broad over-reaching power of the federal government.  We are our only chance.

Being Bellicose is Bad Business

Peaceful countries mean prosperous countries – a better quality of life and more opportunity to learn, grow, and love.  Peace enhances prosperity because it allow for commerce to take place without having fears about one’s security and environment.  Peace is good for everyone, in every class, of every creed and origin.

The creation of the Global Peace Index, by Steve Killelea, “measures 144 nations based on 23 indicators of the existence or absence of peace both within and outside a country’s borders”(Deprez, 2010). These indicators “use quantitative and qualitative data from the World Bank, various U.N. offices and Peace Institutes, and the Economist Intelligence Unit and are divided into three categories: five measures of ongoing domestic and international conflict, 10 measures of safety and security in society, and eight measures of militarization” (Deprez).

Who is on the top of the list?  New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Austria, Sweden, Japan, Canada, Finland, and Slovenia to name the top ten.  The gross domestic product (GDP) per capita ranges from $20K to above $100K, the unemployment rates are generally very low, and the mean years of education hovers in the 15-year to 17-year range.

Where does the United States rank?  In 2009, at 83rd place.  High incarceration rates, high homicide rates, and military operations overseas contribute to its ranking.  What can we learn from this?  It would be wise to work on peace and prosperity because it is key to citizens and consumers having the quality of life that makes a country, its economy, and its place in the world – beautiful.  And isn’t that the whole point?

Good business means good business practices and creating, enhancing, and promoting a peaceful environment is the key to this.  It can happen at the individual, family, business, organizational, and governmental level.  We each make our choices how we think and how we work with others – this happens between companies and between countries.  If we are in business to make money (and I believe in my heart that THAT is why millions of immigrants have come to the United States since its inception – because it is the land of the FREE where we can dream and make great/prosperous things happen) – then we need to be pro-peace.  Let’s stop the violence that can tear down our households, communities, and country.

The Good American Post Joins the Liberty Bus

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After meeting at FreedomFest in Las Vegas, The Good American Post will join up with the Liberty Bus in the great state of Colorado.  We are looking for sponsors and venues that are interested in having this great organization share information about their mission – which is parallel to what The Good American Post stands for.

The goal of the Liberty Bus is to enhance the understanding of:

  • WHY government spending must be significantly reduced
  • WHY private enterprise is a more effective alternative for services
  • WHY individual choice, risk and reward are imperative for liberty to survive in America
  • HOW YOU can change the direction away from government dependency and toward liberty

Want to join in?  Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring the Liberty Bus & Liberty in America at your venue, or find out more about their organization HERE.

We can be reached at: goodamericanpost (at) gmail.com

Constituting America

Constituting America is a wonderful organization whose mission is to educate and inform the population, especially our youth, about the Constitution and what exactly that document means for this great Country.

Founder, Janine Turner and her daughter Juliette Turner have an excellent website, full of resources for both youth and adults.

There is even a contest “We The People 9-17” where entrants can win prizes and scholarships.

Check them out HERE!

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