Ron Paul poll shocker: He beats Obama head-to-head

From The Christian Science Monitor:

How about this for a poll shocker: While everybody in US politics has been preoccupied with the Michigan primary, Ron Paul has sneaked up on President Obama and for the first time leads the incumbent in a head-to-head survey.

That’s right, leads – as in, ahead of, out front, winning, and so forth. According to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday, at the moment Representative Paul bests Mr. Obama in a head-to-head matchup by 43 to 41 percent.

The same poll has Mitt Romney tied with Obama, at 44 percent each. Rick Santorum is three points behind the president, according to Rasmussen, and Newt Gingrich is 10 points behind.

Wow. Paul is outperforming all the other GOP candidates, by this measure. His campaign is spinning this as evidence he’s the most electable of all.

“In order to win back the White House, Republicans must nominate a consistent candidate that offers something besides the status quo. Ron Paul is that candidate,” said national campaign chairman Jesse Benton in a statement on the Rasmussen results.

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Thank You and Merry Christmas!

On behalf of the Rock River Patriots, I want to thank you for all you have done this past year.  It has been very “eventful” to say the least.   As we look ahead to the upcoming year, we see there is much to be done.  It is an opportunity to keep Wisconsin on the right track.  Pray for our leaders and our state.

However, with all that needs to be done, it is easy to forget about the “true meaning” of Christmas.  Why is it so important in the first place?  We continually hear the cliche that “the true meaning of Christmas is about giving.”  Yes, it is the season to be giving, but there is more to the story.  The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of God’s gift to mankind.  God sent his son, Jesus Christ to provide a means of salvation to a fallen people. Only by accepting God’s free gift of Jesus Christ, can we truly be free.  I encourage you all to take the time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and thank God for His gift this Christmas season.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ron Paul On Newt Gingrich

The Real Reasons Republicans Dislike Ron Paul

Here is a great article from The New American regarding Ron Paul.

Written by Jack Kerwick, Ph.D.
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 10:03

Although his commitment to “limited government” is unsurpassed, establishment Republicans in both politics and the so-called “conservative media” labor incessantly to discredit Texan Congressman and GOP presidential contender, Ron Paul. On its face, who couldn’t judge this phenomenon, the phenomenon of the most vocal champions of liberty ridiculing and trivializing the most vocal champion of liberty, as anything other than bizarre?  Any remotely curious observer couldn’t resist the impulse to inquire into the roots of this enigma.

We needn’t dig too deeply to discover that the establishment Republican’s apparently irrational conduct toward Paul stems from his angst regarding Paul’s foreign policy vision. Paul, you see, rejects in no uncertain terms the notion that Big Government is not only permissible, but desirable, as long as it is non-American citizens abroad upon whom our government’s designs would be brought to bear. Loudly and unapologetically, he rejects the idea that “social engineering” is a good thing as long as it is other societies that our government seeks to “engineer.” Paul makes no secret of his utter contempt, a contempt born of his passion for liberty and individuality, for the belief that policies rooted in utopian fantasy are worthy of pursuit as long as it is not America, but the world, that our government seeks to perfect. 

Ron Paul is persona non grata as far as “the leadership” as well as much of the rank and file of the Republican Party is concerned. How could he not be? After all, this shameless defender of the U.S. Constitution is relentless in his quest to expose the assumptions underlying their foreign policy prescriptions as members of the same species of folly as those informing the left’s vision of domestic policy.

To put it more specifically, Paul strives to remind Americans of the legacy bequeathed to them by their ancestors, an invaluable inheritance of individual liberty that those of past generations, through incalculable quantities of their blood, sweat, and tears, forged for their posterity. Our Fathers and Mothers, like our fathers and mothers, Paul beckons us to remember, worked long and hard so that we, their children, would eventually be able to stand on our own two feet. They longed for us not only to appreciate their gift of liberty, but to embrace it enthusiastically. Paul urges us to be forever mindful that it is this enthusiasm, and only this enthusiasm, that stands between our liberty and the totalitarianism that always threatens to consume it.

Big Government, whether it is invoked for purposes of imposing designs upon foreign countries or our own, is intrinsically antithetical to the liberty for which our Fathers lived and died. This any disciple of liberty knows. This Ron Paul knows. And it is the forgotten knowledge of this truth of which he tirelessly seeks to arouse within his countrymen and women.

I still believe that it is Paul’s position on American foreign policy that elicits most of the disdain with which his fellow Republicans greet him. But I am starting to believe that there is more to the matter than just this.

It isn’t just Paul’s approach to foreign policy with which Republicans take issue; they are displeased as well with his disposition toward domestic policy.

Note, it isn’t just Paul’s position on this or that domestic issue to which they object. It is his entire understanding of which these positions are a function that they find unpalatable. More precisely, Republicans, for all of their talk of liberty, find repugnant Paul’s view on the proper relationship between the government and the citizen, politics, and culture.

Ron Paul is an apostle of traditional American liberty. The vast majority of us are our Founding Fathers’ prodigal sons (and daughters) whom Ron Paul, at 76 years of age, continues to call home. From early on in Christian history, some of its brightest minds have sought to address “the problem of evil,” the problem of reconciling belief in an omnipotent and all-loving God with the presence of evil in the world. Usually, a resolution has been found in some variation or other of “the free will defense.” According to this line of reasoning, God could have created human beings so that they never did evil, but He preferred a creation in which humans were free, for only with free agents could He have a genuine relationship. However, the freedom to accept God’s offer of friendship inescapably entails the freedom to reject that offer. To put it another way, the freedom to do good is also the freedom to do evil.

God recognizes that there can be no virtue without freedom. Ron Paul does too.

It is precisely because of his recognition of this fact that Paul opposes all attempts to diminish individuals’ liberty for the sake of some amorphous “common good,” some supposedly moral state that the government is entrusted with bringing to fruition. More simply put, he staunchly opposes attempts to impute to the federal government the role of a parent, for if the government is a parent, then the citizen is its child. 

While it isn’t obvious to many, the plain fact of the matter is that most of Paul’s fellow Republicans are no less committed to what we may, for purposes of convenience, refer to as “the Welfare State.” The “compassionate conservatism” championed by President George W. Bush and legions of other self-described “conservative” politicians and media personalities in the previous decade was just another term for “welfarism.” And though “compassionate conservatism” has fallen on hard times — no current Republican presidential aspirant would dare to characterize him- or herself in these terms — there is no denying that Republicans have abetted and continue to abet the growth of government vis-à-vis their approach to domestic policy.

There isn’t a single redistributive scheme that Republicans have sought to revoke, and plenty that they have actually initiated. But beyond the matter of “economic redistribution,” Republicans want to use the government as an agent of “character formation.” Rick Santorum is as pure an illustration of this propensity as any. From this perspective, the government must inculcate virtue in its citizens. The notion, common to Democrats and Republicans alike, that politicians generally and the President in particular are “leaders” is a function of this belief.

The pieces of this puzzle of Republicans’ reaction to Ron Paul’s advocacy of liberty and individuality are finally in place. They support a philosophy of Big Government and he does not. It is his stances on foreign and domestic policy that render Ron Paul the object of their scorn.

Letter To The Editor – Vaccines

Below is a “Letter To The Editor” from one of our members regarding vaccines.  Read the letter, draw your own conclusions, and/or investigate this information further for yourself.

Letter to the Editor,
Crosstalk, a nationwide Christian radio talk show recently interviewed Barbara Fisher r/t to the recent vaccine craze we seem to be experiencing. Fisher is the President of the National Vaccine Information Center which she co-founded with other parents in 1982 as a result of parents whose children have been damaged d/t vaccines. Jim Schneider, Crosstalk’s host asked the question, “Do you believe we are over vaccinating our children?” with Jim referencing her statistical report of 49 doses of 14 vaccines being given to children before the age of 6. Fishers response is that the vaccination schedule for children before the age of 6 has tripled from what it used to be. She adds for older children it is 69 doses of 16 vaccines by the time they reach 18.

Barb Fisher expressed concern for the increase in chronically ill and disabled children.  She cites: 1 in 6 learning disabled, 1 in 9 asthma, 1 in 10 w/ ADHD,  1 in 110 w/ autism, 1 in 450 diabetes. She reports, “we have a lot of children who have chronic immune and brain dysfunction disorders in various forms”. She further explains the fact that vaccines are targeted to manipulate the immune system and is done so repeatedly with each additional vaccine administered to children. She reported that some children’s systems are biologically unable to handle the increased use of vaccines, thus  her organization, The National Vaccine Information Center. This organization for 30 years has requested more research on scientific studies to try and identify high risk individuals. She also reported that the vaccines of today don’t fit the same model our polio and small pox vaccines did years ago.

The program moved onto the most recent concern of Assembly Bill 499 in California. If Gov. Jerry Brown signs this bill into law, it would be the first law that would allow ALL vaccinations, present and future to be given to minor children without the knowledge or consent of parents. Further troubling with this is the fact that if their children get injured or die from a vaccine, not only would the parents be unaware of the vaccine, but they would assume ALL responsibility for the long term care and side effects. Fisher reports that this year, the US Supreme Court has said, “vaccines are unavoidably unsafe, therefore there shall be no legal liability on the part of the vaccine manufactures whenever a child or adult is injured or killed by a vaccine”. Not only are the manufactures not held for any moral responsibility, nor are the doctors or vaccine providers held responsible as they are protected and free from any charges through the National Childhood Act. Again, all responsibility will be left to the parents.

Fast forward to the end of the broadcast, there was discussion as to why the concern for possibly forcing flu and swine flu vaccines onto people, especially in the past of health care workers who were given a choice of being vaccinated or loosing their jobs.

Barb Fisher encourages people to be their own health care advocate and become informed about their health care decisions including vaccinations.

Point of action:
Call Gov. Jerry Brown 916-445-2841. You will reach a recording that is tabulating the number of votes in favor of Ass Bill 499 and those who oppose this bill which would give the parents the right to know and choose if they want their child vaccinated. It takes seconds.

Barb Fisher has a most informative web site  www.nvic.org which gives you much information and encourages you to get involved in being educated about the issues.

You can purchase a CD for $6.00 from VCY America 1-800-729-9829 or download for free from their web site  vcyamerica.org
The date of the program was 9/19/2011  HPV Vaccinations—What the Public Needs to Know

Smart Meters – Information you need to know

Ron Paul Can’t Win?

We keep hearing the mantra that Ron Paul is unelectable.  A new Gallup Poll says otherwise: Obama in Close Race Against Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Paul

Ron Paul is within two points of Obama even with much of the mainstream media trying to ignore him.  Based on the angst by the Republican Party, it is clear the only candidate who would not perpetuate the status quo is Ron Paul.  The rest of the pack seems like a continuation of the G.W. Bush presidency.

Ron Paul has been very clear on his positions for a long time…following the Constitution.  What is so admirable is the fact that even when his positions may not be have been popular, Dr. Paul did not try to change them based on a poll.  He stood on principle.  Standing on principle is what the real TEA Party is all about, contrary to what some in the co-opted Republican version of the TEA Party would have you believe.

The more we compromise on principle, the more slippery the slope gets.  We are on the brink of a total financial collapse with hyperinflation and “1984” is here.

The only road out of this can be found in 2 Chronicles 2:14:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

If we do as this passage says, we will automatically return to the principles that made this nation great.

Founders Without Whom America Would Not Exist

From Chuck Baldwin Live

As we enter another Independence Day weekend, I think it would be good to remind ourselves of who those men were that counted the cost and paid the price to bring this land of liberty into existence. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans today seem to have very little–if any–knowledge and appreciation for the sacrifices that our Founding Fathers made in order to birth this great country. We can thank the vast majority of our schools (including the institutions of higher learning), major media, political institutions, and even churches for this egregious embarrassment. Accordingly, I think it fitting that today’s column will attempt to renew in our hearts the respect and reverence that these great men whom we call Founding Fathers so richly deserve.

George Washington

Called “The Father of His Country,” George Washington was, perhaps, the most important man of the founding era. Supernaturally spared during the Indian wars, Washington became the military leader who held the Continental Army together when it was virtually impossible for any man to do so. Without his leadership at Valley Forge and elsewhere, there is absolutely no doubt that the Continental Army would have fallen apart and the fight for independence would have been lost.

Equally significant is the leadership that George Washington demonstrated in the Continental Congress. Without question, Washington was the glue that held the political bodies of the colonies together. Then add the fact that George Washington was America’s first President, whose leadership solidified the colonies into a new United States, and his value to the cause of American independence cannot be in any way overstated.

Think of it: George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. And he led that inferior army to victory over the greatest military force in the world at the time: Great Britain. Afterward, Washington rebuffed a strong effort to inaugurate him as America’s king, and led the fledgling nation to embrace republican government instead. Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention that drafted the US Constitution. He was America’s first President. Washington’s Farewell Address formed the compass and rudder of America for at least the next hundred years and, in my opinion, is the greatest political address ever delivered on American soil. Without George Washington, there would be no America.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of America’s birth certificate: the Declaration of Independence. In my mind, there is no greater document of liberty ever written by man. When it came to the understanding of human rights, individual liberty, State rights, and enlightenment philosophy, Jefferson had no peer.

President John F. Kennedy once held a dinner at the White House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.” He was probably right.

Jefferson served in the Continental Congress; he was the first Secretary of State; he was the third President of the United States; he commissioned the Lewis and Clark expedition; he was the author of the Virginia Statute For Religious Freedom, which is regarded as one of the greatest declarations of religious liberty ever written; he spoke five languages and could read two others; he knew and influenced virtually every man who would be regarded as a Founding Father today; and he wrote nearly 16,000 personal letters. Had not the British burned much of it in the War of 1812, his library would probably go down as the greatest personal collection of literary works ever collected by one man. Without Thomas Jefferson, there would be no America.

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry was the colonies’ most ardent advocate of liberty–bar none! In oratorical genius, he has never had an equal. Henry was a self-educated lawyer, successful farmer, devoted father of 17 children, and five-term governor of Virginia. Henry was the first Founding Father to defy British taxes, and in so doing was the first who was willing to risk death as a traitor.

Patrick Henry’s immortal speech at St. John’s Church in Richmond to a gathering of the Virginia legislators in 1775 is regarded yet today as the most influential speech ever delivered on American soil. Probably more people are acquainted with that “Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death!” speech than any other public address ever delivered.

Henry’s contribution to the War for Independence cannot be underestimated. As Governor of Virginia (the richest and most populated of the 13 colonies), he supplied the largest share of arms and munitions to the outnumbered and poorly provisioned Continental Army. It was also Patrick Henry and his fellow Anti-Federalists who were primarily responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution (the Bill of Rights) being drafted and ratified. Without Patrick Henry, there would be no America.

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams is rightly called “The Father of the American Revolution.” He was a cousin to President John Adams and a graduate of Harvard. He was perhaps the most influential member of the Massachusetts State legislature. He succeeded John Hancock as Governor of Massachusetts. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He, along with men such as Dr. Joseph Warren, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Richard Henry Lee, and Josiah Quincy, Jr., created the “Committees of Correspondence,” which became the principle conduit of articles and letters of pro-revolution, pro-liberty, and pro-independence communication between the colonies. Adams was also very influential in the now-famous Boston Tea Party.

Sam Adams was so hated by the British government that they used military force to try and apprehend him, which led to both the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770, and the “Shot Fired Heard ’Round The World” at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge on April 19, 1775. Without Samuel Adams, there would be no America.

James Madison

James Madison is properly called “The Father of The US Constitution.” He was the fourth President of the United States and was the principal author of the Bill of Rights. Madison authored more than a third of the Federalist Papers. Thomas Jefferson referred to the Federalist Papers as “The best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written.” Madison served as US Representative from Virginia and as Secretary of State under Jefferson. George Washington considered Madison to be the preeminent authority on the US Constitution in the entire country.

Madison was a fervent proponent of the principle of divided power. He believed government (especially the federal government) could not be trusted with too much power and worked to ensure the separation of powers within the federal government. He also was a major proponent of State rights and sovereignty. Madison broke with Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton over Hamilton’s promotion of the State Bank, and together with Thomas Jefferson, formed what became known as the Democrat-Republican Party. Madison also co-authored with Jefferson two of the most prominent documents of liberty: the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions. Without James Madison, there would be no America.

As we celebrate Independence Day this year, I trust and pray that each of us will reacquaint ourselves with the principles upon which the Declaration of Independence was written, and upon which the United States of America was founded. And while we are doing that, let’s be sure we are passing these principles on to our children and grandchildren, because without their dedication and commitment to liberty, there will be no America!

There Will Be Blood: Public Unions Vs. The Unorganized Taxpayers

National Inflation Association Scam?

While their documentaries still seem to be worthwhile, here is some interesting information about the National Inflation Association.  I think it is important to point out that potential future hyperinflation is a real danger, and we are seeing massive inflation now.  This possible scam deals with the stock suggestions that NIA sent out to members.