John Adams speech 07/01/1776

John Adams Speech to the
Second Continental Congress
Given Monday, July 1, 1776, Adams. “Adams was the Atlas of the hour, the man to whom the country is more indebted for the great measure of independency…He it was who sustained the debate, and by the force of his reasoning demonstrated not only the justice, but the expediency of the measure.” – New Jersey delegate Richard Stockton
The vote for independence took place the next day, on July 2, 1776,
Text of Speech, pieced together from letters and Adams’ recollections as an old man:
“Measures of the most stupendous magnitude – measures which affect the lives of millions, born and unborn – are now before us. We must expect a great expense of blood and pain, but we must remember that a free constitution of civil government cannot be purchased at too dear a rate, as there is nothing this side of Jerusalem of greater importance to mankind. My worthy colleague from Pennsylvania has spoken with grace and eloquence, and he has given you a grim prognostication of our nation future, but where he foresees apocalypse, I see hope. I see a new nation ready to take its place in the world. Not an empire, but a Republic, and a republic of laws, not men.
Gentlemen, we are in the very midst of revolution, the most complete, unexpected and remarkable of any in the history of the world. How few of the human race have ever had an opportunity of choosing a system of government for themselves and their children.
I am not without apprehensions, gentlemen. But the end we have in sight is more than worth all the means. I believe, Sirs, that the hour has come. My judgment approves this measure, and my whole heart is in it. All that I have, all that I am, and all that I hope in this life I am now ready to stake upon it.
While I live, let me have a country. A free country.”

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No Amnesty

My email to Senator Mark Pryor on June 19, 2013:

I pray that you not vote for the current amnesty bill in the senate. Common sense must prevail in your mind. This is not an opinion based on race. It’s common sense not to allow multi-millions of immigrants when your chamber votes out a permanent security barrier at the southern border.

Letter to my Congressman

Mr. Cotton, I am sickened by the multiple scandals that are sweeping the Barack Obama administration. Several of Mr. Obama’s political appointees have shown a complete disregard for the rule of law and the inability to tell the truth in public and in hearings held by Congress. From the situation that occurred in Benghazi, Libya; to the DOJ spying on journalists; the IRS targeting citizens groups because of their political beliefs; and now the NSA keeping records on millions of Americans cellular phone data. Perhaps just one of these scandals would have caused our founding fathers to revolt. All put together; I believe John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington would say that their American experiment has failed. I feel that the experiment has failed me and my fellow Americans. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are the maxims our rights were built on. Liberty is no longer a right our government protects or believes the American people should be privileged
to. My sentiments are not unique or singular. My friends and several professional colleagues share my feelings about the loss of our liberties. Mr. Cotton, I ask that you use all your knowledge and ability as a congressman to investigate, hold accountable and correct the loss of liberties the federal government has taken away from your constituents and the people of the United States of America. Thank you.

Fear and Loathing The Government

Scandal after scandal has fired up the last several months regarding Barack Obama and the people he has hired to run our government.
On June 5th 2013, a leak came out about the NSA receiving a broad search warrant from a FISA court to obtain millions of Verizon Wireless customers private cellular data beginning in April 2013 and ending in July 2013.
As an active police officer, I can’t fathom presenting a search warrant to a judge, or a subpoena to a prosecutor to obtain cell phone records of multiple people without showing probable cause of a crime. Not to mention asking for an active warrant or subpoena that continues for months after the initial request for private, personal information. AT&T, Sprint and other carriers probably have been, are, or will hand over the private cellular data of millions more.
As an American and a sworn defender of the constitutions of my state and of the United States of America, I am shocked and appalled by the audacity of the NSA and the judge who authorized the action.
I call for my congressmen to begin an investigation into this practice. I also call for congress to immediately repeal the Patriot Act as it opened the door to this unconstitutional spying on the citizens of the United States of America.

Statement of No Confidence

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Whereas President Barack Obama, in conjunction with his appointed officers and congressionally confirmed cabinet members; have by recent unconstitutional measures deprived the people of the United States of America their rights to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. And whereas the President and his officers have lied and failed to answer valid questions asked by the Congress of the United States in respect to the IRS and Department of Justice. The people of the United States of America now hold the President liable for the actions of his appointees and officers hired or placed below those appointees. For infringements of the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America and the blatant disregard for Congressional authority; I call for the immediate resignation of Mr. Barack Obama and his administrative staff. If resignations are not to be given; I call for congress to proceed with impeachment of Mr. Barack Obama and his entire administrative staff.

Resignation. Effective immediately