Friday, November 18, 2011

Radio Show With Kathy Lee Parker

I had the priviledge to be interviewed by Kathy Lee Parker with L.A. Talk Radio.
In that interview I talked about why it is so important for us to know our Constitution, why the Founding Fathers were such great man and how we can make a difference!
If you would like to listen to it, please go to this website:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Murray Chamber!

I get the opportunity to speak to the members of the Murray Chamber at Eggs and Issues at the Mimi's Cafe on State Street and 5300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah
I am so excited!
It will be fun to share my passion for the freedoms this country grants us just for being citizens!
It will be on Friday the 11th of November at 7:30 a.m.
This shall be fun!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dictionary for the Declaration of Independence:

Abdicated: renounced; relinquished without a formal resignation; abandoned

Abolish: to make void; to annul; to end

Acquiesce: usually implying previous opposition, uneasiness, or dislike, but ultimate compliance, or submission; to give in

Annihilation: the act of reducing to nothing or non-existence

Appropriations: to set apart with a specific use of land, money, etc.

Assent: to concede or agree

Charter: a document giving powers, rights and privileges, either from a king or other sovereign power.

Colony: a body of people who leave their native country to a new land to develop and inhabit it remaining subject to their native country

Conjure: to call or summon in solemn manner

Consanguinity: family relation by blood; descendents from the same ancestor

Convulsion: any violent and irregular motion; tumult; commotion; as political convulsions

Depository: a place where anything is kept for safe keeping

Disavow: to deny to be true; to reject

Despotism: absolute power; authority unlimited and uncontrolled by men, Constitution or laws, and depending alone on the will of the prince

District: territory within given lines; a portion of territory

Endeavored: attempted; tried to; to have put effort into

Endowed: to be furnished with any gift, quality or faculty; to supply with

Evinces: to show in a clear manner; to prove beyond reasonable doubt

Executioners: one who executes; one who carries into effect a judgment of death; one who inflicts a capital punishment

Formidable: exciting fear or apprehension

Foundation: the basis on which anything stands, and by which it is supported. A free Government has its foundation in the choice and consent of the people to be governed

Harass: to weary; to fatigue to excess; to tire with bodily labor

Impel: to drive or urge forward; to press on

Institute: to establish; to appoint; to form and prescribe; to found; to originate

Liberty: freedom from restraint, applicable to the body, or to the will or mind. The body is at liberty when not confined; the will or mind is at liberty when not checked or controlled. A man enjoys liberty, when no physical force operates to restrain his actions

Magnanimity: greatness of mind; nobility of soul; someone above revenge or petty resentment

Mercenaries: one who is hired; a soldier that is hired into a foreign army, moved by the love of money

Migration: the act of removing from one kingdom or State to another, for the purpose of permanent residence

Mock: imitation; not real

Naturalization: the act of investing an alien with the rights and privileges of a citizen

Perfidy: the act of violating faith; a promise, vow or allegiance; disloyalty

Plundered: robbed; taken from; stripped

Province: a country belonging to a kingdom or State, either by conquest or colonization, more or less dependent on it or subject to it

Prudence: wisdom applied to practice; it implies caution in deliberating; it is sometimes mere caution Pursuit: the act of following with a view to overtake, to reach, accomplish or obtain

Ravaged: wasted; destroyed; to strip of money or goods by open violence

Rectitude: obedience to the rules prescribed for moral conduct; either by divine or human laws

Redress: relief; remedy; deliverance from wrong

Relinquish: to withdraw from; to leave; to quit

Sufferance: pain endured; misery
Tenure: a holding; the term or period of holding something

Transient: passing; of short duration, not permanent

Tyranny: is often synonymous with cruelty and oppression. Cruel Government; unresisted and cruel power

Tyrant: ruler or master who uses power to oppress his subjects

Unalienable: that cannot be alienated; that may not be transferred

Unwarrantable: not defensible; illegal; unjust

Usurpation: the act of seizing or occupying and enjoying the property of another, without right

Waging war: to make or to begin war; that is to go forward or advance to attack, as in invasion or aggression

Playing the Game!

This past week I had the pleasure of playing part of the game I created to help people learn about the Constitution of the United States, Declaration of Independence and Founding Fathers. It was a room with great people. We had a ball playing the game, however, at the end, after the meeting was over, a lot of people came up to me and admitted how sad they were because they didn't know the Constitution as well as they should.
Some were a little ashamed that I as a foreigner knew a lot more than they did. And they were born here. Grew up with it...learned it in school.
I was sad and ecstatic. Why? Because people were not happy that they didn't know, they were touched and didn't like it.
The Constitution is hard to read and understand, it gives us many rights...and duties. The Declaration of Independence is one of the most powerful, emotional and loving documents ever writen. The Founding Fathers were men of strong opinion, lovers of Freedom and committed to their cause; to see our Nation free, strong and a people that loved being Americans!
My invitation to you is this; take some time and read through the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. If you have to get the dictionary out, do!
See how much love those men had for you and I, before we were born! They knew we would stand as Americans in this beautiful land, blessed beyond measure. They thought it was important that we be free to enjoy it. How about you, do you think we should be free to enjoy it? I think so!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Great Quotes from Great People!

When the last dutiful & humble petition from Congress received no other Answer than declaring us Rebels, and out of the King’s protection, I from that Moment look’d forward to a Revolution & Independence, as the only means of Salvation; and will risque the last Penny of my Fortune, & the last Drop of my Blood upon the Issue.
George Mason, October 2, 1778

We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
A situation, similar to the present, hath not happened since the days of Noah until now.
The birthday of a new world is at hand.
Thomas Paine, February 14, 1776
[The Constitution of the United States] was not, like the fabled Goddess of Wisdom,
the offspring of a single brain. It ought to be regarded as the work of many heads and many hands.
James Madison, March 10, 1834
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records.
They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of
the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
Alexander Hamilton, 1775
The people made the Constitution, and the people can unmake it.
It is the creature of their will, and lives only by their will.
Chief Justice John Marshall, 1821

The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. . . . In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free–honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth.
President Abraham Lincoln, December 1, 1862
The more men you make free, the more freedom is strengthened,
and the . . . greater is the security of the State. Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, statesman, and former slave, November 17, 1864
The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent & respectable Stranger,
but the oppressed & persecuted of all Nations & Religions;
whom we shall wellcome to a participation of all our rights & previleges.
George Washington, Address to Irish Immigrants, draft handwritten by David Humphries, December 2, 1783
It was we, the people, not we, the white male citizens, nor yet we, the male citizens;
but we, the whole people, who formed this Union.
Susan B. Anthony, 1873, "Is It a Crime for a U.S. Citizen to Vote?" speech delivered following her arrest for voting in the election of 1872
The flames kindled on the Fourth of July, 1776, have spread
over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism;
on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them.
Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1821

Thursday, September 8, 2011

How Does Knowing Your Constitution Affect You?

As Americans, we are not getting involved in what happens to America. The Constitution was created to have checks and balances in the government that would protect us, keep the States of the Union in accord and make this country a strong nation.
Our taxes are not to be excessive, our borders are protected by our military, the people of the nation have power in their own states and when the state needs help in defending borders, natural catastrophes and abiding Constitutional Laws, the Federal Government is to aid in whatever area is necessary. All of these things are in the Constitution.
This country started as people with common ideals and entrepreneurs if you will. People that loved the land, they created businesses and supported each other in their endevors. The country was in debt and creative minds were needed to have success.
We, today can be entrepreneurs and create our own businesses, America is a great place to do that. 
We The People need to take the time to educate ourselves, so we may hire and fire our officials by voting them in and out of office. It is our right and duty to vote. 
Being Americans we have so many rights...we take them for granted. Let us do our duty, learn and educate others, vote and be a participant in our communities, our cities, states and country.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Find Out What the National Debt is today.

Go on this website and you can see what the country owes today. It changes daily, due to the interest. A bit depressing, but a reminder of what we have over our heads and our children's and their children's heads.
We must get involved, we must stop the spending and start budgeting.
"I sincerely believe... that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. ME 15:23