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Local Muslim Sees Ground Zero Mosque Differently

September 23, 2010

Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but when that opinion translates into violence, the right to life means we must defend ourselves.

In this case, a local University of Washington student is threatening to build a mosque on our graves. Whether he is unique in his opinion, or whether he represents a large portion of the Muslim population in Washington State and nationally remains to be seen.

Muslims, Christians, Jews, and all people, give ear. I don’t mind when you believe in things different from myself. Worship whatever God you want in whatever way you want. My God demands that I tolerate the beliefs of others.

However, there is a fundamental religion in our country that all who live here must believe in and must accept as universal and inarguable. This is the religion that teaches us that all have rights that come from our Creator, and that these rights include the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Its principles, which are few, are enshrined in our Declaration of Independence.

The moment you begin to act in ways that contradict our right to life and liberty, that’s the moment we begin to pick up arms to defend ourselves. We will kill in the name of life, and we will imprison and enslave in the name of liberty. To do otherwise means we have no right to live and right to liberty.

Yes, this is a threat, the same threat we have made throughout history to all who threaten us first. It is the threat of a threatened American. To act out in self-defense is a universally accepted right, a right which no government can ever supersede or limit.

We do not submit to your moon-God and false prophet who proclaim war instead of peace and blood instead of bread. Your attempts to make us submit only make us angrier. If you radical muslims continue with your attempts, there will be a religious war in our country, a war between those who do not respect the right to life and those who do.

The last time we had a religious war of this sort we had a hero named Stephen Decatur. That’s the name of the high school I attended in Federal Way. Read up on him a bit, muslims, and answer us why one man was able to stand against so many armies and win.

We Need to Put the Brakes on Congress

March 17, 2010

By: Frosty E Hardison

In a recent Gallup Poll (March 12, 2010 – Click Here) Congress’s approval rating is 16. That means on the average of 100 Americans only 16 folks think that Congress is still doing a swell job of representing them. That in itself should be another story being followed up on by the national media.

So, my question to you John & Jane Q Public: Who IS Congress representing?

I mean if the devil is in the details and government is going to get involved even more in heath care – You do know your costs are going to go up – right? That is a given any time government and the waste that goes along with anything government controlled, takes over anything in the private sector.

Do you work in the health care field? Do your doctors like what is coming? Are they whispering about moving to Australia, New Zealand, Japan or Texas? Will this bill limit a doctors’ ability to make a living? When and if the doctors leave, will health care still be all it is? Do you think Congress should have the ability to mandate limitations on such things while at the same time raise their own income on demand? Seems a bit self serving doesn’t it – to be able to raise your own salary and dictate how much others can/cannot make? What is that called? Is it a conflict of interest?

Again, Congress isn’t representing me or our country when they raise their own salaries when their approval rating is so low. So just who is it they are representing?

God help us.
Frosty E Hardison

Frosty E. Hardison is a graduate of Colorado Technical University with a degree in Business Administration. An MBA honors student with a 3.83 GPA, Frosty is most recognized for standing up against the Al Gore film “An Inconvenient Truth” being shown as a stand alone “science film” in his daughter’s science class in January 2007. Frosty is a Senior Business Analyst and Consultant to small to medium businesses across the nation. He specializes in data research and business analysis as well as work flow/production efficiency – to increase profits. For questions, see his website.

Litmus Test for Liberalism

March 6, 2010

By: Frosty E Hardison

I have developed a short list of principles that you MUST support if you are a liberal. If there is just one you do not agree with – then you are not as liberal as you might think. In fact you might want to reconsider that donation to the DNC and ACLU- if you don’t agree with them all.

1. You have to be against capital punishment for repeat offenders, but support the murder of an innocent child through abortion on demand.
2. You have to believe that it’s alright for your kids to have sex in your home or wherever they choose to – without your permission and if they get pregnant at 12, it’s ok for them to seek an abortion without your knowledge or consent.
3. You have to believe that the state knows more about parenting than you do, can do a better job at it and therefore can take your kids away at the whim of your neighbor and put them into foster care where they are 80% more likely to be beaten, sexually abused and murdered.
4. You have to believe that every pagan thing is about freedom of expression and that everything Christian is just another religious zealot believing in outdated myths and legends.
5. You have to believe that funding the Palestinians, Hezbollah and Hamas, so they can buy weapons “to defend themselves”, is the only way to peace in the middle east.
6. You have to be against the building of the third Temple in Jerusalem because it will give credibility to Jewish claims to the land.
7. You have to believe that you are smarter than the natural law of thermodynamics and entropy; that you are the descendant of an ape and that at some point your species came from some scum sucking primordial ooze.
8. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.
9. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are more of a threat than nuclear weapons technology in the hands of the Chinese, Iranians and North Korean communists.
10. You have to believe that there was no art before federal funding.
11. You have to believe that global temperatures are more affected by soccer moms driving SUVs than by scientifically documented cyclical changes in the sun and earth’s climate.
12. You have to believe that gender roles are offensive, discriminatory and artificial, but being homosexual is natural.
13. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.
14. You have to believe that the same teacher who can’t teach fourth graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.
15. You have to believe that sportsmen and hunters don’t care about nature or protecting the pristine environment they enjoy but loony activists who have never been outside of San Francisco do.
16. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something right.
17. You have to believe that Mel Gibson spent $25 million of his own money to make The Passion of the Christ for financial gain only.
18. You have to believe that the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.
19. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.
20. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, and Alexander Graham Bell.
21. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas, government forms for services printed in every language and special treatment for illegal immigrants and minorities are not.
22. You have to believe that Hillary Clinton is a normal working class woman and is a very nice person.
23. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn’t worked anywhere it’s been tried is because the right people haven’t been in charge.
24. You have to believe that conservatives telling the truth belong in jail, but a liar and a sex offender belonged in the White House.
25. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag, transvestites, public nudity and bestiality should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.
26. You have to believe that illegal funding by the Chinese, and other foreign governments, of the Democratic Party is somehow in the best interest of the United States.
27. You have to believe that it’s okay to give federal workers the day off on Christmas Day, but it’s not okay to have a Christmas tree displayed in their office or even their personal cubical or for them to say “Merry Christmas.”
28. You have to believe that a mandatory court ordered anger management class, specializing in the parenting of teenagers, can be taught by a teacher that has gone to school for years but has never had a child of their own.
29. You have to believe that the government is your friend, that the Federal Reserve Bank is a part of the Federal Government and that the dollar will always be the world’s most stable reserve currency even though the U.S. is now the largest debtor nation in the world, we owe over 74 trillion dollars to other countries and our currency is no longer based on tangible assets such as gold, silver or copper.
30. You have to believe that there is a finite amount of oil in this world and that we have discovered every single deposit there is and that that fact alone is the reason a barrel of oil is trading at $90 – $140 a barrel.
31. You have to believe that a diploma or degree can be a substitute for intelligence and common sense.
32. You have to believe that this message is part of a vast right wing CONSPIRACY.

God help us all.

Frosty E. Hardison is a graduate of Colorado Technical University with a degree in Business Administration. An MBA honors student with a 3.83 GPA, Frosty is most recognized for standing up against the Al Gore film “An Inconvenient Truth” being shown as a stand alone “science film” in his daughter’s science class in January 2007. He specializes in data research and analysis as well as work flow/production efficiency. For questions, see his website.

How to fix America

February 6, 2010

By: Frosty E. Hardison

Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Much like Akham’s Razor suggests that all things being equal, the simplest answer is usually the correct one – sometimes the simplest explanation is the right one too. After months of pondering these questions about the “pending” economic recovery, even during the Bush Administration, I have a few simple low cost solutions myself.

Education: Frankly, we have lost our way. If you take the time to research our public school system over the last hundred years, or even pick up a book or two by John Taylor Gatto (Amazon) you will understand how programmed the American sheeple have become in Amerika. Programmed to go to work in the factories, allowing government to think for them and take care of them. Yeah take care of them as slaves! What happened to self reliance?

Next, we have too many languages to cater to in public school. There should never have been more than one. Divisiveness is killing us from within. Learn it or leave it. Instead of teaching diversity – unite us as a nation. One language, one history and one science not junk science and unproven THEORIES.

You want to teach history? Have some of our soldiers go on a speaking tour with some of the History Channel’s documentary videos relating to the battles some of these soldier were actually in. You want to show the greatest level of respect for a vet? Have them teach about that war and allow our children to learn from real heroes. The benefit of learning history is that we hopefully have learned something from the past mistakes.

I am a Star Trek fan, which we will come back to, I would like to see our nation begin thinking beyond self and stop making politicians richer and making bankers richer – let us focus on the future of our species, our planet and space exploration. Let us unite as a nation and stop bickering about our differences. Let us speak one language (English) and have a second language increase our culture and experience to enhance us not inhibit us.

Let’s build Star Fleet Academy and train our brightest to learn truth by experience, experimentation and observation. Have them seek the truth at all costs and NEVER EVER allow a group of people ever stifle continued discussion of ideas like they are doing now to creationists. (Ben Stein) Let us learn and teach hypothesis and facts – and how to distinguish the two. Let us test ideas for accuracy and if a theory does not have all the answers – let’s keep looking!

The THEORY of evolution is a THEORY and still not a provable fact – it too has too many holes to be the stand alone explanation for life on earth. However, again the simplest explanation in the written record of events by those living at the time who witnessed it first hand cannot be thrown out with the bath water entirely. Get over it. Another historical fact is that nations in history that have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of human rights, laws and believe in the existence of a loving God, flourish and those who lose their moral compass soon perish. Call it God, call it whatever you want to – a society that believes in God and has a sense of good nature and morality – thrive.

Learn by example and emphasize producing repeatable results as a conclusion not some random test sample or basing our facts on a dating method such as radioactive decay that has an accuracy rate of +/-1 – 800 million years.

Economy: First off a simple question. How do companies make money? I mean boiled down to the basics… create a product or service in demand and sell said – right? Wrong. That’s only a partial right answer – to make money means turning a profit. To do that a company has to have revenues that are greater than it’s expenses and serviceable debt. Sure you can create a product or service but unless you make money (a profit) you’re out of business! A hundred and twenty years ago debt was taught as a bad thing to get yourself into. It was part of elementary education. Don’t borrow more money than you can pay back. Cash is king. You can’t borrow yourself out of debt. Common sense right? Look around you today.

According to creditcards.com (Link) the average household had 5 cards or more in 2008 averaging $10,679 – each.  Hello?

These are simple no brainer concepts no longer taught in public schools. This needs to change.

Also, I would like to offer a slight dis-agreement to Ronald Reagan’s “Trickle Down Economics” philosophy. Trickle down economics doesn’t work nearly as well as TRICKLE UP economics. I state that as a fact of spending habits in combination with Paretto’s Law of 80/20. Whereby 20% of the population own as much as 80% of all assets and wealth in America; while 80% are lucky to make the house payment each month. Continued out in extrapolation – 20% of the population have all they need and the other 80% are heavy consumers needing to spend their income on daily needs. Understand? With that baseline established….

May I offer the solution that if we can stimulate the 80% (major consumers) to be more productive they tend to spend 80% or more of their income on living expenses – which yes may include beer, cigarettes, cable and the basics of life, but let us remember that those industries are owned by the other 20%; so the money still flows north and up the chain then needs to come back down – like the water cycle. Whereas this last stimulus package the Obama-nation supported went to the 20% of wealth owners in America. The problem is conservative estimates suggest the stimulus money stayed right there. That’s $3.3 trillion that went nowhere but into the pockets and bank accounts of the wealthiest people in the world. (Stimulus went where?)

Ergo – this is the very reason we have not seen a fast economic recovery. The banks and big business owners that this last stimulus money went to never made it into the creation of jobs, never got spread around throughout the economy – it did however go to line the pockets of senior executives in just about every echelon of big banks and businesses. Billions of dollars in tax money went to pay bonuses and 6-7 figure incomes. Where do you think that money went? Did you see any of it? Where is your bailout? We covered earlier that these 20% need not spend their money as much as the 80% do right? I mean when you’re making millions of dollars and your house payment is a mere 2 – 10% of that – you get to save more of your money in off shore bank accounts – right?

The best way to jump start the economy is simple, stop the pork in Congress, stop allowing lobbyists to bank roll government officials, stop giving bankers any stimulus money to manage, demand an accounting for the money they already have accepted and spend that money on getting rid of the Federal Reserve, re-establish fair lending laws making 12% the maximum interest rate any bank, credit card or contract can charge. Lastly, stabilize the money supply with platinum, gold, silver, copper or aluminum.

Next? Get rid of the income tax for a sales tax. The nation will make more money with a sales tax on the US GDP than with an income tax anyway. By getting rid of the Federal Reserve we can allow banks to borrow from the US Government and pay interest there where the cost/expense of credit go back into our nation’s economy, not the world bank, bank of London or some other country like China.

Finances: How do you fix finances? Again look at history. In the late 1920’s the nation of Germany had hyperinflation. The government had printed so much paper money that it became valueless. Sound familiar? It took thousands of Marks to buy a loaf of bread. (Germany 1924) The U.S. is headed that direction if we don’t get the Federal Reserve off our backs and overhaul our Congress.

An old saying suggests that when you are in a hole the first step to getting out is to stop digging. We need to turn the tables on banks that offer credit cards at 30%. We need to put the caps back and since the average persons credit rating is held so high as a measurement of worth in this country, make the credit bureaus a lot more accountable to accuracy.

The first and cheapest solution to fixing our nations finances is making the money stable and backed by something of value. Again we have to get rid of the Federal Reserve printing more and more worthless paper that is no longer worth anything more than an idea. I don’t know about you, but I have had enough of the tax and spend by both sides of the house and senate. One of the first signs of a government getting out of hand is once they have a spigot installed on your wallet. Once that happens all accountability goes out the window and they have total power. The founding fathers knew this – which is why the direct tax was prohibited as a fact in the U.S> Constitution (Article 1 Sec. 9 lines 4 & 5) Didn’t we learn anything from the Magna Carta? Once taxation was taken away from the king – the king lost all control. I could go on here about Rothschild and the Napoleonic war and how his hired man rushed the news of victory to Rothschild who spread the rumor that England had lost only to buy nearly everything for pennies on the dollar the next day when the market collapsed. I’ll save that story for another rant, I mean another day.

The key point is your money is losing value daily. The reason is our paper dollar is not backed by tangible assets any longer. That needs to change. What good is it to have a million dollars in the bank, and in 10 years have two million – with less buying power? That’s the erosion of your retirement, your savings and taking away the need for savings – period.

Healthcare: We need to get government and lawyers out of the healthcare business. A free society needs to have the choice of competition in medicine – or we will surely die of the cure instead of the disease. “Government governs best when it governs least.” That is a quote from Thomas Paine which still holds true today. (Thomas Paine). I tell you a key to getting politicians out of our healthcare system is to mandate that politicians have to use the same healthcare and stand in line like the rest of us – with no chance of favoritism being given to them. What’s good for the nation should be good enough for these public servants.

I like this quote too:  “It would be a better place if the guy telling us nothing can be done would get out of the way of those of us actually already doing it!” I find this a particularly fun quote as my wife and I used to teach finance classes and when it came to fast growth stocks and negotiating with creditors… we heard all kinds of excuses of why it wouldn’t work from people that had never tried it. Then I showed them I already did it. Yeah, lead follow or get out of the way. If you’re not a part of the solution you are part of the problem. If you want to tell me how to fix something – be prepared to back it up with proven results.

You want to fix something – go back in time when it was working – and learn from the mistakes we’ve made in taking from some to give to others.

If lazy people wish to be lazy – let them reap what they sow. But don’t sit there and punish me because I want more for my family out of life than to live in a mobile home and be a beer drinking redneck. I have not gone to college for 12 years and taken all the classes I can to be more than just the sum of my parts – only to have my go getter attitude taxed so that some lazy fool can get his welfare check and cigarettes. I did not sign on for that in life.

And that my dear reader is how we can fix America before it becomes Amerika.

God help us.

Frosty E Hardison

Frosty E. Hardison is a graduate of Colorado Technical University with a degree in Business Administration. An MBA honors student with a 3.83 GPA, Frosty is most recognized for standing up against the Al Gore film “An Inconvenient Truth” being shown as a stand alone “science film” in his daughter’s science class in January 2007. He specializes in data research and analysis as well as work flow/production efficiency. For questions, see his website.

Which Religion, not Whether

May 7, 2009

A thoughtful response to my personal beliefs is found on a blog about South Africa. (link)

The author is concerned because I feel I have a sense of ownership, as a Christian, of America’s ideals and system of government. She feels threatened that I would dare claim that our country was founded on the principles of equality for all (a Christian belief) and subservience only to God (another Christian belief.) She is surprised that our Founding Fathers felt they had been inspired and compelled by God to do what they did. That’s ok; I forgive her for her ignorance. The anti-religionists of the world try with exceptional fervor to hide our history from us and the world.

The author’s commenters suppose that I somehow threaten them with physical violence because they do things I believe are sin. This is obviously false—a lie and misrepresentation—even libel and politics of the worst sort.

I use physical violence only when my life and property are threatened and only as a last resort.  I use words and persuasion to confront sin. If someone were to break into my home, I may use physical force to get them out or kill them, regardless of their beliefs or behavior regarding homosexual relationships. It is my God-given right.

Now, the fundamental assertion of the author is that I have no claim to America’s past and foundation because, heck, there’s a lot of religions out there and they’re all absurd. In reality, she is claiming that my religion is incorrect, and hers is. (I’ll tell you how to judge religions in a moment.)

A religion is a system of beliefs. By this definition, everyone has a religion, a set of beliefs that underlie everything else they think about and do.

She believes that it is absurd to believe that there is a God. She believes that the evidence says that there is no God. She believes that I must be insane to believe there is a God. And so on. Her religion is the popular religion of no-religion, or anti-religion, that we call “Atheism”.

And she wants to have her beliefs forced upon me, either by ridicule or by locking me up in an insane asylum. I am supposed to accept that the world is older than its evidence suggests, that we all descended from pond scum despite the evidence to the contrary, that marriage may be freely desecrated without any consequences, and so on and so forth. She is trying to force me to accept her beliefs.

Her method of proselytizing is pathetic. You don’t win converts by punishing them. (That’s why Atheism isn’t terribly popular around here.)

How do you judge a religion? “By their fruits, ye shall know them.” I think even an atheist would agree with this. To judge the truth of the claims about something, see what it actually does and compare the claims with reality.

The Christian religion in America has led America to be the freest country in the world. We fight each others to give ourselves even more rights, and grant rights to those who didn’t used to have rights. We debate endlessly about how far the freedom of people go, happily extending the lot of man within our country. We extend our reach and spend our fortunes conquering oppressors and then spend billions more rebuilding the damage of war.

On the charity front, America is by far the most charitable country, measured both by internal charity and external charity. We give more, do more, send more, deliver more to help the poor and oppressed, sick and afflicted throughout the world. We do so without any strings attached. We are a nation of Mother Theresas.

Yes, America has its warts. Every country has. But compare the US with any other country, warts and all, and you will be compelled to admit that America is by far greater than any other single country, indeed, greater than entire civilizations and continents. In fact, if you divided the world into “America” and “not America”, America would be the favorable place by far.

I owe that greatness not to Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, or even Atheism.

It is our Christian heritage and our Christian system of beliefs that make us great.

What is the heritage of Atheism? War, disease, abortion, murder, genocide, the loss of natural rights, political imprisonment, poverty, torture, and so forth. The history books are before her. She can look for Atheist governments founded on Atheist beliefs and see what they have done to the least among them as well as anyone can. The Soviets, the Nazis, Cambodia, North Korea, and other countries guilty of far less atrocious crimes, were founded on the belief of no-religion.

As for me, the results are clear. The Christian religion is the good news, the type of thing every human soul longs for. Its fruits are liberty, freedom, prosperity, and charity. We are truly the shining city on a hill.

Does God Exist?

March 8, 2009

What if there is a God? What if Jesus, you know the guy you can’t talk about in a public school, really does exist? What if God had some of His best people write down a few things, so that we could have a better understanding of how to fully live life, get along with each other and live a prosperous life without having to have a job and be dependent upon anyone else but Him for our living? What if a few of the things written down in this book, we need a snazzy name for the book… let’s call it something really cool…. How about Scripture? That sounds like an important name for a book doesn’t it? Ok so we have this book, we call Scripture and what if a few of these writers were really connected to this God? What if the writers of this book went out of their way to write down what God predicted as future events? Would that add some credibility? Granted, God couldn’t go around on tour to promote His book like Oprah, but the fact that those things God spoke about and the writers quoted God as saying… have come true over the past 60 years – pretty cool.

Ok so we have set the stage for the next great event. This guy, Jesus, used to walk around the land of Israel giving motivational speeches like Anthony Robbins. Jesus would talk hope for the future, he’d talk about loving each other, he would talk about what God wanted to see for us. Unlike the 60’s movement though, Jesus didn’t need drugs, LSD or a bunch of sex toys or a harem of women to get his message across and live one way and talk another. Jesus was genuine in his message. Top that off with the accounts and testimony of the people who’s lives he changed. This Jesus guy did all kinds of things that even today seem pretty out there. He feed 5,000 people at a public luncheon using only a child’s lunch, he allegedly brought several people back to life… and I don’t mean like they had fallen in a frozen lake and he gave them CPR, I mean, these people were dead for days, rigor mortis had set in, they were buried and they were starting to stink – That is DEAD. He reanimated them like some zombie film you’d watch on fright night only these people were fine, like they had been given a chance at a better life. Cool stuff.

Now, suppose this Jesus guy that did all these great things, was a control freak? What if he commanded us to follow him rather than give us a choice? Would you follow him? I don’t know about you but I am not really a follower of an ego centric guy that feels he has to command me to obey – or kill me. Every tyrant in history has had that modis-operandi of follow me or die. I mean look at what is going on in the Middle East and Asia today. Convert of die! Nope not this guy.

Jesus was cool, he was subtle, he embodied his message of love. He helped the injured, cured the sick and asked for nothing in return really. He did say that God was a great God and there was more to Him than met the eye. Jesus also said that this God guy wanted to know us. God wanted a personal relationship with us. No one had ever heard that before, and to deliver this message Jesus said this God had sent His own son. This was too much for the townsfolk of the time to hear, so they killed this guy. You know what though? The story didn’t end there, this guy Jesus didn’t really care what the townsfolk said or did, he just went on about his mission. The local authorities killed this guy in a horrible death and to spite them, this Jesus guy had one of the angels of God come back for him after he too was stinking from being dead for three days. He just went about his business again. I’ll tell you something, had it been me? I don’t know if I wouldn’t go hunt down the guys that set me up, beat me with a cat of nine tails and then killed me – if for nothing else than to say “See, told you I’d be back!”

Back to our book called Scripture. O.K. so this Jesus guy tells everyone he has to go back to heaven again, God is missing him, but he gives his followers of the time a few signs of things to happen before he comes back again. What do we do? This guy Jesus walked the earth 2000 years ago, said he was the Son of God, did some pretty spectacular things, then gave us these signs to look for, now they have all occurred, now what? Does hell freeze over or what? You know what, I would do? If Jesus really was the Son of God, as he claimed to be, wouldn’t he be like God? So, what I would do if I had a doubt about this Jesus guy? I would find an empty room and put him to the ultimate test by saying something audacious like: “You know God, my life sucks, if you really do exist and you had a son named Jesus – prove it. If you exist and you are the one true God I have heard about, do something great for me as a gesture of good will. If you exist, yeah I would like to have a genuine real relationship with you and get to know you as a best friend. I give you permission to make a difference in my life as any best friend would. Jesus said you would do this for me. I ask you to honor that commitment in Jesus’ name. Done.

Now what if your life was changed? What if that little voice in your heart began to speak more clearly to you? What if you found an unexplained joy and hope? What if… Jesus came tomorrow? Would you be ready?

Something tells me time is very short. No longer a matter of years but days away.

The REAL Reason for Gun Control

March 8, 2009

To control Guns or not to control guns? Today is a basic History lesson. I am going to ask and interject a lot of “What ifs” to you. Do you know what rights are granted and protected under the Constitution? Were you even taught those in school? Did you know there is no law separating church from state? There is a law stating that the church cannot tell the government what to do… but no where is it written that God is to be kicked out of schools or that Christ should not be the center of our daily lives. This is one of the great lies being fed to you from an ever increasing oligarchy government.

What is an oligarchy? It’s a separation of classes thing, where all of the power of government is held by a select few. A select few by the way that you do not get to pick, choose or for that matter become a member of. Wake up! It’s here, more and more governmental powers are being taken from you as you sleep.

How about your right to bear weapons? Where does that end? If the right to bear arms was a formal declaration that entitled the common citizen the ability to withstand lawlessness and government interference in his/her own home, shouldn’t a common man have access and rights to the same if not better weapons than those that will be used upon and against him by an aggressive and hostile police state? Of course they should. Do the lawyers and the jjudges want you to be able to resist their power? Of course not. So now you’re stuck aren’t you? By the way, have you noticed your ability to protect yourself and your family has slowly been eroded away to “Protect you” or for “Your best interest”. Do you buy that? If you do, you deserve to have your weapons taken away. Have you noticed that there are more stores with their own security guards? Have you noticed that the courts revolving door policy and feel good “misunderstood criminal” mind set has made justice a mockery? Isn’t it amazing that people charged with committing crimes have more rights than the victims?

Truth of the matter is, your guns are being taken away to control you and protect police officers, court clerks, judges and on up the latter to Congress. Have you ever noticed how cocky law enforcement officers are? Do you see them acting in your best interests? Do you think there would be a need for the added security in stores if they were? They can’t even prevent a stalker from killing his target. I see them acting just like everyone else, they are after all human beings in bullet proof vests. Have you seen the movies “Unlawful Entry”; “Lakeview Terrace” or how about “Eagle Eye”? These movies should scare the snot out of you. Let me ask you, do you think for a minute that law makers, judges, police, stalkers, robbers, thieves, rapists, sexual predators and even Congress would treat you like sheep if you had a side arm or two strapped to your leg like John Wayne? Do you think a police officer would respect your rights and opinions more if they knew you also had a gun and a bullet proof vest on?

Understand something. I am not against the police for protecting and serving. I am against the totalitarinism mentality that because they have the gun and are granted authority by another authority to use it, they are the all knowing authority on anything. After all, isn’t it the power of the people that grants such authority? It is in this Republic. While we are on the subject of Republic, people should be educated as to what type of governments are what. We are a Republic not a Democracy. We may, as a country be acting more like a Democracy as that is the result of more and more select groups of people masterminding power grabs and just how Rome fell, but this nation was founded as a Republic. just thought you should know.

Let me change focus a bit. What would happen if America were to be invaded today? Did you know it was one of Japan’s greatest fears in World War 2, to think of invading America? I know there was a time when people understood that gun ownership meant not only self protection but also meant that no foreign or domestic government would get too big for it’s britches. Maybe that is why our founding fathers put it to paper in the Constitution? Do you think that politicians might give their actions a second thought if they knew a sniper could change their public policy really fast? They sure as hell can’t be impeached or replaced as easily as some should be.

I don’t know how much exposure you have had to law enforcement. We have had a long run of vandalism and theft in our neighborhood for years. The police have even thought it fitting to take our kids away when our 21 year old daughter was home and we were not at home – without a warrant by the way – all because of a bunch of lies being spread by school teachers and students at my son’s elementary. Dealing with many of these officers is like trying to change water to wine… it is an act of God to get them to do anything. They say their hands are tied on what to do, but don’t take the law into your own hands. What, so you want that I should sit here and take this abuse? Over my dead body and from my cold dead hands!

In a Constitutional governmental Republic like we had originally set up to govern this land, there were checks and balances put into place. Do you know what they were? There were three branches of government set up to make sure that each of the other branches behaved themselves. If the government was not doing its job there was always the right of the people to assemble, raise arms and a militia to cause action to be taken. Shortly after it became accepted that law enforcement officers could mandate guns be taken away from gun owners entering the city, (see Tombstone) everything began to change. Then by about 1870 the Republic began to fall apart and move toward an oligarchy whereby a few people have all the power of government instead of the power remaining in the hands of WE the PEOPLE.

In that time after it became acceptable for guns to be outlawed in town, slowly through large business lobbies, the servitude of the working masses and controlling their paychecks and then making mandates for education (see Dumbing us Down by John Taylor Gatto), big business and handfuls of lawmakers took away the greatness that was freedon in America. Education became more about how to work and get a job rather than learning a trade as an apprntice and working for yourself. Senators were being bought off by big business lobbyists so bad that public outcry for action brought about the law that Senators were to be elected by the people instead of by the House of Representatives. Did anything really change? Weren’t the same corrupt Senators re-elected into place? There is something to be said of name recognition.

Let me ask you: in a gun owning society, do you think the government would ever dream of snatching your kids away from you? Would they think for a second that C.P.S. could raise your kids better than you? Think about it. What would happen to the police, the judges and law makers passing laws to take your kids? Do you think maybe there would be a bit of attrition in the police force? Do you think that maybe a few judges would died of lead poisoning? Perhaps a few law makers would meet their end as well? Have you noticed that more of your rights have been slowly taken away over the years? Did you ever do some research and see that it began right after it became acceptable for law enforcement to insist that you take off your guns when you enter town? Ever heard of the O.K. Corral? Today to get around the legal issue of gun ownership – it’s ok to own a gun, it’s just illegal for you to fire it. Is that stupid? Why would our founding fathers protect our rights to gun ownership only to have them not be allowed to be fired?

What if your neighbor was a drug dealer and the police show up at your door by mistake? What if you told them they have the wrong house, and they didn’t believe you? What if you told them to go away because they didn’t even have a warrant? Do you think they would go away? What if they didn’t have a warrant, busted your door down and you defended yourself by shooting them? Would you be guilty as far as the police are concerned and shot instantly? Would you be killed and would the media spin the truth saying you should have opened the door? Would the rules of unlawful search and seizure ever come up? Would “probable cause” be the excuse to violate your Constitutional Rights? Even the courts say probable cause isn’t enough. Do you know that? My 22 year old daughter didn’t know it either. They don’t teach this ion school – that’s why they are dumbing you down. The less you know the eisier you are to control. Would the media say that you shouldn’t have owned a gun? Probably. Would the media say that you broke the law by firing a weapon within the city limits? What is the second amendment for, if law enforcement can do whatever they want?

How about a more sinister power grab? Did you know it is illegal for the government to tax your personal income? Did you know it is a formally denied act under Article 1 Sec. 9 lines 4 & 5 of powers denied the government? Yet here we are nearly 100 years later and Congress is still conveniently passing laws and paper to buy votes, sign spending bills we will never pay back and making certain your kids will never learn of these things because they see the need to teach multi-culturalism before we teach, reading, math, truth, justice and the American History that made this nation great.

I see tough times ahead. The more power this government takes, the more common sense individuals, Godly men and women along with intellectuals will begin to revolt. The more people that slip through the mighty fingers of absolute government? The sooner this system will fail and the sooner we can get back on track with another Declaration of Independence!

No matter the means of control used, this government, the more it moves toward oligarchy and evenutually an evil monarchy the more the people will begin to revolt. How do you control that? You implant everyone in your nation with a biochip. The biochip has two settings on or off. If the chip is turned off you don’t buy, sell and ultimately do not eat if you are unable to fend for yourself. You starve to death if you don’t go along with status quo. So suddenly in a very short time period a person with a little power can single you and your family out and have your chip turned off. Can you imagine that happening? Look for it baby – it begins May 2009 with the National ID and the chip that come with it.

Frosty E Hardison

Why Americans Should Love Albania

November 28, 2008

We don’t learn this kind of history in high school anymore, although we should. We, everyone who calls America home, owe a debt of gratitude to Skanderberg and the people of Albania. (More at Red State.)

In 1492, Columbus got money from the Spanish king to try and sail around the world. Why? Because everyone in Europe was busy trying to work around the Ottoman Empire. We know what happened next—America was discovered, and settled, and that’s where we come from.

An interesting historical note is that the Ottoman Sultan not many decades before that time made a mad rush to take Constantinople and Rome. While they could take Constantinople with the latest in military technology—the cannon—they were unable to take Rome because one Skanderberg raised the red flag of double eagles in his hometown and successfully fought off vast horders of Ottoman invaders in his homeland.

Constantinople and Rome were only the first two steps in a grand scheme to impose Islam on the rest of the world by that mad sultan. Thanks to Sanderberg, Europe was saved once again from Muslim domination, left free to be influenced by Christianity and incubate its philosophies and sciences and build the foundation of a modern Western Civilization we enjoy today. Skanderberg is one of those people you can only thank God was born at the right place at the right time with the right talents, because without him and the Albanians, we wouldn’t have what we have.

Keeping the Ottomans out of Europe was a different task than getting them out of Constantinople—a vital crossroads for East-West trade. Europe began suffering under the heavy levies that the Ottomans put on trade going through there, and so Europe began searching for ways to get around the Ottomans and into the East. And that is the story of why Columbus could get financing to try and sail around the world.

Today, Albania has one of the free-est economies with some of the lowest taxes in the world. They are also one of the few modern nations who doesn’t have to import its people to keep its population growing. America, and the rest of the world, would be wise to follow their example by drastically lowering taxes and doing all we can to support the family social structure in our society.

Not So Common Sense?

July 24, 2008

Tell me something… is there something you are really good at but you have no “formal training” to do it?

How about doing math? Are you really good at math, but you don’t have a teaching degree? How about history? Do you love history? Maybe Science and cutting edge technology? I must confess, I am a huge fan of all these myself. It is a standing joke at my house – my wife is always telling me I have all this “useless trivia knowledge” I should go on “Jeopardy”, “Smarter Than a 5th Grader” or some show – where I usually know the answers to the questions.

Last year when I questioned the “real science” in Al Gore’s video… because I am not a “trained scientist”, but only read A LOT about a great many things, I was made out to be a fool. Is it foolish for a common man to be able to do the simple things like think for himself? Maybe do the math, know the history, understand the science and be able to read? Common sense stuff right? Or is it?

My question is: Why can’t others do these things?

Help me to understand this, because I’m confused. We have some of the most brilliant minds in this country and somewhere in the last 40 years we stopped thinking for ourselves and have turned over our lives to career politicians, judges and lawyers and we’ve basically let the foxes take over governing the hen house.

It would be funny, if it weren’t so true. Let me relay a story to you that has me thinking.

A long time ago there was a man named Aesop. He told stories, much like the great Greek philosophers – to educate. One of these fables is about a colony of frogs that have grown tired of their own leadership, they demand CHANGE. (Sound familiar?) So the frogs get together and pray that they get a new leader. Suddenly a tree falls to the ground in the middle of their bog and they hop away in fear of their new leader… yes they thought the tree was their leader. Over time, the tree is more and more accepted, but the more intimate the frogs get with the tree the more they realize the tree is nothing to be feared and is but only a tree.

Years go by and the frogs again get complacent and pray they get a leader that will BRING CHANGE. Suddenly a crane shows up and boy does this crane bring change! What change does the crane bring? He eats the frogs. Is it the change the frogs wanted? Probably not. Did the frogs have a specific list of changes they wanted brought about by the new leader? We are not told that they did. This sounds much like our own world today, doesn’t it? People are clamoring for change, but do they really know what kind of change they want or need to turn their world into a successful and prosperous land?

Once again, I am not a career politician. I am not a doctor or a lawyer. I am but a simple man of common sense. I can see this, can you?

Do you remember about 10 years ago when a political party wrote up what was then called “A Contract With America”? I know it fell apart and all but they had the right idea. In Business, more specifically Project Management, it’s called setting expectations. Just like a contract you have to set performance expectations, you have to get all parties to the contract to fully understand what is expected of them, set a timeline for when the contract begins and ends and if needed an exit strategy or performance analysis to correct or refocus our main objective if things go off course. Side note: This is genuinely what I am hearing from the Dino Rossi campaign for Governor of Washington State – He at least has a plan and wants to return Washington to the people, but that’s another topic.

Now, just for fun, what are the first two Laws of Moses? Do any of you know why God wrote ten laws into stone? Or why Moses brought the Ten Commandments from Mt. Sinai? (Today known as Jebel el Lawz http://www.wyattmuseum.com/mount-sinai-06.htm ) Setting expectations and organizational structure is very important in an organized society. So is getting what you pay for.

Back to the story of the frogs… did the frogs ask to be eaten alive by taxes? No the crane just made up it’s mind that the frogs were there for the benefit of his administration and were nothing more than the meal ticket he was looking for. Sound familiar? That’s just the way our own government looks at us – we are nothing more than their permanent meal ticket.

When was the last time you clamored for your taxes to be raised? When was the last time you wrote your representative in Congress and told them: I have way too much money – you have got to tax me more so I don’t have all this cash laying around stinking up my house!” When was the last time you said: “You know, I have worked for a living all my life. Worked my fingers to the bone. I’ve often had to work 3 and 4 jobs at a time to make ends meet, but I put my kids through school, sent them to college and now I’m retiring for ¼ of my income on Social Security.”

When did you vote to give Congress a free ride? When did you vote to give Congress a retirement plan that gives THEM their full congressional pay for life? Isn’t that something? You work for years and work hard to retire on ¼ of your income – whereas Congress can do a terrible job, they can have the worst approval numbers in history and THEY walk away on full pay for life. Do you see a conflict of interest there?

Congress also has the best bargaining method. They raise their own pay whenever they wish to. Shouldn’t there be some check point where we the people get to decide if they are cutting the mustard? Listen, man was not created to work like a dog, but if for people to get their common sense knocked back into them? Maybe Congress feels they have to be taxed to death? I know that the whole idea of a Republic was to have the people vote to have their wants needs and desires presented in a ruling and governing body by whom they elect to represent them. Once again I call to question… who’s majority body ever said it was okay for those who represent us to raise their own salaries? Who gave Congress the ultimate in retirement plan without OUR consent? Can you say POWER GRAB?

When it’s this kind of selfish money grubbing thought process going on in our leadership, it’s no wonder our educational system is geared to keep the masses stupid. It’s no wonder the masses still keep thinking that voting for the party line that wants to provide more services for free cannot understand – SOMEONE has to pay for those services. Pareto’s Law (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle) speaks to this very thing.

So, Final Question:

Can you define the word change?

What kind(s) of change do you want to see in your government?

Write them down, add more of them to your list as you think of more – but make sure you itemize the changes you want. Change for the sake of change is not good enough. I for one would like to know what I am buying. I’ll tell you what, if the government is stupid enough to pay $800 for a toilet seat and buy a hammer for $400 (See: http://www.rd.com/your-america-inspiring-people-and-stories/insane-government-spending/article32983.html) Then maybe, just maybe they should be shopping like you do? Perhaps they should shop at a discount warehouse too?

When your candidates for office speak, let these changes on your list, be your buzz words for understanding where you are in your thinking and see if the candidate is in alignment with your thinking too. Of course no one will be 100%. Shoot, I’ve been married to my best friend for 10 years and we still disagree all the time. It’s the 75 – 80% of the things we DO agree upon that make our marriage work. Common Sense Stuff right?

D-Day Today

June 6, 2008

D-Day is today, 64 years ago.

Link to Reagan’s famous speech at France: http://www.reaganfoundation.org/reagan/speeches/dday_pdh.asp

My comment below.

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