To act, despite danger or disapproval.  Works for me.

Taking action in the public arena and stand by it during the onslaught also displays character and leadership.

The chance that a politician will show courage is remote.  Voter disapproval is death to them.  Put that together with a society that has gradually come to accept a big government that attempts to provide basic needs,  and you get politicians that go along to get along.  See my earlier post, “How did we get here?”

Politicians would never speak out against the dependencies that big government creates.  In fact, most of them prefer it.  The dependencies give them control over the lives of those whose dignity has been taken, and control over the money that has been taken to fund it.

This is our status quo, brought on by the unchecked ambition for power of the central authority.  It’s time to check the power.  This will take courage.


Kagan’s “Long Academic Career”

I’ve yet to see a better comment on Ms. Kagan than this gem from Professor Kevin Gutzman: President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee has, in her long academic career, published “only three law review articles, a few short essays and two brief book reviews.” I had more publications than that by the time I finished grad.…


Plan For Freedom

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The Real Truth About the 10th Amendment Movement

Every level of centralized government that is broken down gives average Americans more control over what they put in their bodies, where they go and how they choose to spend their earnings. Every layer of authoritarian control traps within it a bevy of natural rights and we are quite simply empowering average people to take back what is their birthright.


Speech by Michael Opitz of Madison Forum

Michael Opitz Tea Party Speech, Marietta Georgia, July 3, 2009 Good evening my Name is Michael Opitz and I am President of the Madison Forum, a civic non-partisan organization focused on “Good Government” through understanding truth and facts. I want to give special recognition to Madison Forum Member, Richard Gruetter, self-taught Constitutional Scholar from whose…