Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Final Word for 2008

I would like to ring in 2009 with this stunning display of eloquent speech and an outstanding performance of oratory genius in the Senate chamber. Yes, this is a man that has been elected time and time again to the Upper House of the Legislative Body of our Government which we call the Senate.

Our Government, the one that spends billions of your dollars with the flick of a pen, is partially run by that man.

Not too many speeches like that anymore.

Be sure to wake up in time to watch the ball drop in Times Square!

American Republic Radio Listening Information

The show is still a work in progress, but if you wish to view my radio profile you may go here.
(I know there are some text issues on my profile; I am working on it.)

I have added a BlogTalkRadio player that plays only archived shows (not live) to the sidebar; it is currently non-playable as there have been no actual shows so far.

The first show is on Saturday, January 3rd, 2009, from 4:00-5:00 CST.

Again, call-ins are welcome.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bitten by the Tag Bug

I've been tagged by Mike to list ten of my New Year's resolutions.

While my family and I really don't do New Year's resolutions per se, there are many things that I plan to accomplish in 2009:

1. Cultivate the far field in corn. (Sweet and field varieties.)

2. Force the local gun shop to start selling #11 percussion caps. (The one shop in town doesn't even have them!)

3. End Illegal Immigration. (OK, that one doesn't count.)

3. Clear out the underbrush and overhang in Cedar Trail.

4. Bite the proverbial bullet and get my Kansas Hunter Card.

5. Get my DL.

6. Fix the fence on the back goat pasture so they'll STOP GETTING OUT!!!! (Sorry.)

7. Buy a new Gadsden Flag, because my old one is torn beyond further repair.

8. Buy an Apache helicopter with complete armaments. (Okay, I'll keep it legal...)

8. Buy an Apache helicopter with semi-automatic armaments.

9. Cut Pork-Barrel spending. (Now I'm just being silly.)

10. Think of more things to do, because I'm really drawing a blank.

I tag CarolineNot and RGM.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Announcing "American Republic Radio"

Yes, it's true... I am now officially going to be hosting a weekly internet radio program: "American Republic Radio" via BlogTalkRadio.

Starting January 3rd of 2009, I will be coming to you every Saturday over the air... er... internet waves.

Next week's program will be from 4:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon, so feel free to call-in! It's a long distance call to New York, however, so make sure you have unlimited long distance or a cellphone plan that won't cost you major moolah before you call! There is no additional fee beside your own telephone plan.

Check back for updates on numbers, times, and other info.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Son3's American Blogger Award of 2008: The Golden Jayhawk Winner!

Congratulations, Stephen G., you have won "Son3's American Blogger Awards of 2008" by popular vote!

Here's your award, "The Golden Jayhawk":

A special thanks goes out to all those that participated!
NOTICE: recreation of the "Golden Jayhawk" name, image, or copying of the same by a non-winning entity is prohibited.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Message from The Pope

Attended by his men-servants, the Pope offers a speech of sympathy for the poor before retiring to his castle for the day.

"If people look only to their own interests, our world will certainly fall apart."
~Benedict the 16th: Master of Catholicism, Commander-in-Chief of Swiss Papal Guard, Leader of Catholic Cardinals, Bearer of Papal Ring, Wearer of Papal Vestments, of Ruby Slippers, of Golden Buttons, of Scarlet-Colored Velvet Robes, Enthroned Majesty of St. Peter's Basilica, Head of Vatican City, Imperator of "Holy" Roman Empire, Holder of Three-Tiered, Pearl-Encrusted, Gold-Banded, Jewel-Covered Papal Crown, Keeper of Golden Papal Keys, Director of Papal Library, Director of Papal Treasury, Overlord of Papal Coffer-Filling, Master and Commander of Catholic Ministry, Vicarius Maximus of Catholic godhead, and All-Around Really Rich Person.

"During that ceremony, the pope lamented the suffering of children who are abandoned, living on the streets or forced to serve as soldiers in conflicts."
~Associated Press

Monday, December 22, 2008

What's Congress been up to Lately?

This occurred on March 13th of 2008; strange how we never heard anything about it.

Congressmen were also at a later date individually threatened by unnamed entities with the possibility of imminent economic catastrophe and martial law if they did not pass the first $700,000,000,000.00 bailout bill.

"All the public business in Congress now connects itself with intrigues, and there is great danger that the whole government will degenerate into a struggle of cabals."

~John Quincy Adams

Friday, December 19, 2008

Son3's First Annual American Blogger Awards of 2008: Polls Have Opened

The contenders are as follows:

The vote ends on the evening of the 27th.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

To Execute the Laws III

“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.”

“Deliberate employment of weapons of mass destruction or other catastrophic capabilities, unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters are all paths to disruptive domestic shock.”

“An American government and defense establishment lulled into complacency by a long-secure domestic order would be forced to rapidly divest some or most external security commitments in order to address rapidly expanding human insecurity at home…”

“Already predisposed to defer to the primacy of civilian authorities in instances of domestic security and divest all but the most extreme demands in areas like civil support and consequence management, DoD might be forced by circumstances to put its broad resources at the disposal of civil authorities to contain and reverse violent threats to domestic tranquility. Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States.”

~Retired Lt. Col. Nathan Freir: from a report by him at the U.S. Army War College entitled, "Known Unknowns: Unconventional Strategic Shocks in Defense Strategy Development".

The above quote is courtesy of

More than Stone: A Dedication to Our Vets

Mike Powers, moderator of Blog of the Irish and Hollywood Deledum Est, was awarded the highest rank of Boy Scouting, Eagle Scout, for his dedication of a memorial to the veterans of World War II.

His sentiments, shared by many, are materialized in this memorial that shall stand unhindered for decades, perhaps even centuries to come. The dedication of this memorial is only outweighed by the dedication of those it honors.

The story of this memorial and Mr. Powers' own Scouting experiences can be read here.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Executing the Laws II

"As we reported yesterday, the Marine Corps Air and Ground Combat Center has dispatched uniformed and presumably armed (we have no confirmation of the latter) soldiers to assist the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in the operation of unconstitutional sobriety checkpoints in San Bernardino County, California, the largest county in California and the country (San Bernardino County is directly east of Los Angeles)." (Emphasis mine.)

This is in gross violation of the laws of this nation. This injustice only stands as proof of the blatant disregard for all law by those we would call "Authorities".

Firstly, on the issue of sobriety checkpoints in general, the random and warrantless searches of lawful American motorists' persons and private property without probable cause is undoubtedly illegal.

The 4th Amendment in the Bill of Rights, which was ratified 217 years ago today (the 15th), states in full:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Those who engage in these activities argue that it is state-law that they can perform such warrantless searches.

May I direct their attention to Article VI, Section II of the U.S. Constitution:

"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding." Emphasis added.

Secondly, concerning the issue of members of the U.S. Military engaging in the enforcement of civil law, this violates the oft mentioned Posse Commitatus Act:

"Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

They might try to defend themselves by saying that the Marines are not a part of the Army or Air Force, but are a detachment of the Navy, which is not covered by Posse Commitatus. That would be silly and not in keeping with the nature of the law.

How far will it go?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Son3's First Annual American Blogger Award of 2008: Nominations

Nominate your favourite blog for "Son3's American Blogger Award of 2008: The Golden Jayhawk".

You must submit the title and URL for your favourite American blog(s) in the comments section of this post (click "Further Ideations" at the bottom) by the 19th; enter as many blogs as you like; come back to vote for the winner between the 20th and 27th of this month.

Son3: The Ideations of a Jayhawker will not be eligible for nomination.

The winner will receive their virtual award here at this blog on the 28th, with official certification.

Let the nominations begin!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Taking Fire from Men

"False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils except destruction.

The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.

Can it be supposed that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity, the most important of the code, will respect the less important and arbitrary ones, which can be violated with ease and impunity, and which, if strictly obeyed, would put an end to personal liberty... and subject innocent persons to all the vexations that the guilty alone ought to suffer?

Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.

They ought to be designated as laws not preventive but fearful of crimes, produced by the tumultuous impression of a few isolated facts, and not by thoughtful consideration of the inconveniences and advantages of a universal decree."

~Cesare Beccaria
Italian nobleman, criminologist, and penal reformer;
from his book Dei Delitti E Delle Pene
(On Crimes and Punishments)

Monday, December 08, 2008

The Individual vs. The Collective

A man is not saved from eternal death by the will of the collective, only by the blood of Jesus and his own personal acceptance thereof.

A man is not fed or clothed by the work of the collective, but by the sweat of his own brow.

Neither does a man give of the fruit of his labor to another via the collective, rather of his own free will and determination.

A man does not rest from his work by decision of the collective, but of his own choosing.

A man does not owe the collective anything; there is nothing to "give back".

A man is held responsible not for the deeds or misdeeds of the collective, but according to his own merit.

No man belongs to the collective, each is his own person.

"Society's needs come before the individual's needs."

~Adolf Hitler

"Individual liberty is individual power, and as the power of a community is a mass compounded of individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation."

~John Quincy Adams

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Arming the People at Large

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
~Alexander Hamilton

ST. LOUIS — A city alderman frustrated with the police response to rising crime called Tuesday on residents to arm themselves to protect their lives and property. ~AP

Charles Troupe is a breath of fresh air to the lungs of our people; a government official that wants the people armed. A civil servant that doesn't want absolute authority, and one that gives heed to the Constitution and its framers' advice.

The state of affairs in St. Louis is appalling; the police have all but given up. They've put 911 on an automated answering-machine. Now, that's bad.

"The community has to be ready to defend itself, because it's clear the economy is going to get worse, and criminals are getting more bold." ~Troupe

The legislatures of our local governments should understand the principles here; normally, the opposite is done.

Of course, Troupe has found opposition, amongst whom is St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld.

"Much of the problem is free and easy access to guns. This hope that by putting guns in the right hands will have an influence on criminals is a false hope. There's no evidence for that."

Mr. Rosenfeld, you might want to explain your opinion to the Holocaust survivors, violent crime victims, and the families of hostages that are taken and killed everyday all over the world.

Any man, woman, or child that espouses such un-American sentiments about disarming American citizens should be bitterly ashamed.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

To Execute the Laws

"The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials."
~Washington Post

"Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."
~Posse Commitatus Act

"He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power."
~Reasons for Separation, U.S. Declaration of Independence

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Beating Swords into Gift Cards

It appears as though the practice of "turning in" guns for worthless stuff has again returned to America.

Well, just south of Los Angeles, anyway. (There's a difference.)

From Compton, Calif., via

"Authorities gave $100 gift cards to those turning in firearms and $200 for assault weapons.

The gift cards were redeemable at Best Buy, Target, Home Depot and Ralphs supermarkets."

"Saturday's event was at a Ralphs supermarket, 280 E. Compton Blvd., where the weapons were collected by sheriff's personnel and volunteers at a booth set up in the parking lot."

"The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
~Zachariah Johnson
Virginia Constitutional Ratification Convention, 1788

Monday, December 01, 2008

The Adoption of Socialism in America

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened."
~Norman Thomas, American Socialist Party Presidential Candidate

"My name is Barack Obama, and I approve this message."
~Barack H. Obama, First Socialist President of these United States
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