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Today's principal is: The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
"I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson
Somewhere along the way, our government and the politicians have gotten too big for their britches. They have forgotten that we pay their salaries and pay for their programs with our hard-earned tax dollars and that we hired them by electing them to office.
However, it is not entirely their fault. Somewhere along the way we got lazy. We unplugged and stopped participating in the process. It is futile to gripe and complain about the way things are in this country and not participate in the process of changing it for the better. As the Scriptures say, "...to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin." James 4:17
When fighting for what's right, we must not stop until we prevail. When George Washington led his troops into battle during the Revolutionary War, he lost most of those battles, but through perseverance he eventually won the war. As a result, we won our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
There is something exciting beginning to happen around the country in states like Montana, Texas and Utah. Specifically, it involves states' rights and gun laws. Generally, it has the potential to reverse decades of progressive intrusion on our liberties and reset this country back to the way our founding fathers intended. You need to closely watch the Montana law that was signed by the Democratic governor on May 5, 2009 which states if guns and ammunition are manufactured inside the State of Montana for sale and use inside that state then the federal firearms laws have no applicability since the federal government only has the power to control commerce across state lines.
People, Montana has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged the federal government. I have goose bumps! We are living in historic times. Your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will study this in their history classes. Look for this to go all the way to the Supreme Court as more states look to assert their rights.
Kudos to Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer and the Montana legislature!
I am so giddy.