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November 1, 2012

What do governments despise most? An Informed Citizenry.



Yesterday I shared with you a video clip from the HBO series “The Newsroom” in which news anchor Will McAvoy makes the bold (and true) statement that

America is NOT the greatest country in the world.”

While that may have been the most shocking part of the video for many people, it wasn’t the most important.

No, the most important part of that video clip comes later when he says, after listing off many of the things that had made America great in years past,

“We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed…”

That is the single most important statement made in the entire three and a half minutes.


Because buried within that simple statement are some very heroic concepts… concepts we have tossed away in our rush to become the most self-indulgent culture in history.

It is our duty as citizens to be informed about the nature and character of the men and women who want our votes.

It is our duty as citizens to educate ourselves and to satisfy our own curiosity about the events that shape our nation, not from media sources that have their own political agenda, but from any and all sources that will actually let us get to the truth of the matter.

Being a citizen means doing for others, not just ourselves. That means we must put aside our own personal self-indulgences, if only for half an hour in a day.

We will, for example, stand in line for days to buy the latest iPhone, yet we won’t stand at a soup kitchen counter and help feed the homeless for half an hour.

Worse, we won’t even donate a penny of our income to help those less fortunate than we are.

We will stand in line for hours until Walmart opens and then crush people to death in our rush to get the best deal at Black Friday sales, yet we don’t even know our own neighbor’s name, let alone what he does for a living.

Worse, we don’t even care.

We complain endlessly about political corruption and dishonesty and yet today, as the evidence against Barack Obama and his complete screw-up of and repeated lying about the September 11th, 2012, Benghazi terrorist attack is overwhelming… the majority of Americans don’t even know the names of the men who were murdered because President Obama refused them military assistance in their most desperate hour!

Politicians love ignorant voters.

Politicians prefer citizens who have no clue what is happening around them.

It makes it so much easier for politicians when they don’t have to actually explain their actions (or inaction) to an informed citizenry.

H.L. Mencken said it best when he wrote:

The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself… Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable.”

The Founding Fathers in America did not create a nation so it could be tossed on the ash-heap of history a scant 200 years later. They created a nation with the full understanding and foreknowledge that the only way America could survive is if each and every citizen did their part to ensure the government was doing the will of the people, not telling the people what that will ought to be.

A government’s job, first and foremost is to protect the liberty of its citizens. Both here at home and abroad, President Obama is not protecting our inalienable rights. He is tossing them into the trash, fully confident we will do nothing to stop him; fully confident we’re too self-absorbed to pay attention to what he is doing.

Restoring honor and dignity to government is a simple 3-step process.

1. Educate ourselves.
2. Demand our politicians do our will, not their own, while in office, and
3. Replace them the second they deviate from that path.

I said simple, not without effort.

It takes time to educate ourselves. It takes time to become fully informed citizens. I get that.

Isn’t our very freedom worth that little investment?

Isn’t our very freedom worth the tiniest of sacrifices?

Veteran’s Day is just around the corner. That’s the day we honor those who have paid “that last full measure of devotion” as President Lincoln so famously said.

We shouldn’t honor those brave men and women one day per year. They entrusted us with the duty to remember them each and every day… by our actions to preserve the Liberty they paid for with their very lives.

Politicians, like diapers, must be changed regularly, and for the same reason.

While that statement is undeniably true, it is only possible for politicians to become corrupt, inept and selfish when we good and decent citizens allow ourselves to be distracted… when we abstain from our single greatest responsibility:

Educating Ourselves First

Only then can we make rational decisions inside the voting booth about the men and women we are about to elect to political office.

And in case anyone reading this doesn’t know the answer to the question I posed earlier and are curious…

Here are the names and photographs of the four American citizens the Obama administration watched die on September 11, 2012… in case you want to do something about that injustice, no that national disgrace, just a few short days from today.

  • J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya
  • Sean Smith, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer
  • Glen Anthony Doherty
  • Navy SEAL Tyrone S. Woods

Christopher Stevens

Sean Smith

Glen Anthony Doherty

Navy SEAL Tyrone S. Woods

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October 31, 2012

America is NOT the greatest country in the world.



“America is NOT the greatest country in the world… but it could be.”

I have to admit I was quite blown away to watch this short video clip from the HBO series “The Newsroom“.   It was forwarded to me by a friend who called it the most honest three minutes of television ever.  I have to admit he… is correct.

Watch it for yourself.

Be amazed that such truth and honesty about the current state of America could ever make it onto America’s airwaves, just as I was.

That honest appraisal of the current State of the Union is a tragic reality. But we can change all that in just a few more days… can’t we?



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October 28, 2012

Why I Do Not Like The Obamas



Mychal S. Massie is an excellent commentary writer. He is also black. That allows him, unlike me, to write scathingly about the hypocrisy of the Obama clan without being called a racist. Me, I’m just your average white guy, so anything I say that disparages the “Anointed One” clearly must have racist roots, right? Yeah, whatever…

In his recent column Mychal Massie outlines precisely why he despises Barack Hussein Obama, and it’s a very long list. Given that Obama hasn’t actually done anything during his first term (except nationalize the automotive industry and the health insurance industry, devalue the American dollar and apologize to muslim terrorists the world over) it’s surprising that Massie’s list can be as long as it is!

Here is an excerpt from his column. You can read the entire thing on his website,

The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obama’s? Specifically I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama’s? It seems personal not policy related. You even dissed their Christmas family pic.”

The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation.

I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.

I don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America. They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same Michelle Obama’s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous.

I don’t like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress. I expect, no I demand respect for the Office of President and a love of our country and her citizenry from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people. The Reagans made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?

Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama’s have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry and they display an animus for civility.

I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to now being able too be proud of America. I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world. Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites, because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same.

I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent over a million dollars to keep his records and his past sealed. And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nauseum.

He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today. He has fought for abortion procedures and opposed rulings that protected women and children, that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel.

You can read the rest of this scathing indictment of Barack Obama at

Mychal S. Massie is the former National Chairman of the conservative black think tank, Project 21-The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives; and a member of its’ parent think tank, the National Center for Public Policy Research. In his official capacity with this free market public policy think tank he has spoken at the U.S. Capitol, CPAC, participated in numerous press conferences on Capitol Hill, the National Press Club and has testified concerning property rights pursuant to the “Endangered Species Act” before the Chairman of the House Committee on Resources.

He has been a keynote speaker at colleges and universities nationwide, at Tea Party Rallies, at rallies supporting our troops and conservative presidents; and rally’s supporting conservative causes across the country. He is an unapologetic supporter of our right to own and carry firearms.

Mychal is also a syndicated op-ed columnist; and former host of the top rated talk show on the Rightalk Radio Network – “Straight Talk with Mychal Massie;” he is a former self employed business owner of 30 plus years. Mychal is a frequent inspirational / motivational speaker and a regularly featured guest on national and regional TV / talk radio programs. The online version of his column is carried exclusively by and enjoys a loyal, supportive, readership around the world.

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October 24, 2012

Trump to Obama – $5 million to the Charity of Your Choice if you just release your records



Donald Trump is many things, and even if you dislike the man intensely (as I do) you’ve got to give him credit for putting his money where his big mouth is.

Trump just released a video offering President Obama an incredible deal.
Donald-Trump-187x250If Obama will release his college records and applications and his passport applications and records by October 31 at 5pm Eastern, Donald Trump will give $5 million to the charity or charities of Obama’s choosing.

Heck of a deal, isn’t it?

Pick any charity in America and they will all tell you how much good can be done with $5 million, but will Obama take Trump’s money?

Not a chance.

And that says more than anything the loud-mouthed Donald Trump can ever say… but then that was the point, right Donald?


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October 21, 2012

Diamond Rio’s Uplifting and Inspirational Song In God We Still Trust



For the religious among us here is a lovely song that’s been around a while but bears listening to again as we lead up to a US Presidential election where the values of the two candidates couldn’t be more clear.

In Obama we have a man who hates America and apologizes to the world for her success. In Romney we have a man who has character, integrity, moral fibre and a willingness to put America back on the road to recovery.

Just a thought to ponder as you listen to this lovely and inspiring song by Diamond Rio…



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October 18, 2012

“Not saying I’ll vote for Romney, but I’m NOT voting for Obama”



The following letter is from a former Obama supporter who just can’t find it in her to vote for the empty suit again.

I am sick and tired of politics!

Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of tension over politics, and that division has intruded into my relationship with family and friends — particularly now with the upcoming election.

Nope-250x250In 2008, I voted for Obama. That was my right — I am a good person and I voted for him for good reasons. But that decision has created stress between some of us, and that has been hurtful. Yes, sometimes I have thrown Obama in your face and I am sorry about that — I truly am.

Here is the thing. I don’t think you are stupid because you voted for McCain in ’08, and I’m not stupid because I voted for Barack Obama. We both want our country to go in the right direction, but we just have a difference of opinion as to what that direction is, and I’m entitled to my opinion.

I didn’t vote for Obama because of all the “hope and change” stuff. I voted for him because I could relate to him on so many levels and I trusted him. If this guy were my neighbor, I would give him the key to my house. I admire the fact that from his very difficult childhood and struggles rose a candidate for president of the Untied States — and an African-American with an unusual name!

I could relate to his desire to help people who most need it, to help the poor and elderly, children without medical care, and women in need. It seems like Republicans want to cut the important things people need most, and help the rich get richer. I feel like Republicans think Obama supporters are stupid.

I was excited that Obama was going to end the policies of George Bush. I have to tell you, I really didn’t like George Bush, and though I still feel that way about him, after four years it’s not as clear to me why.

hell-no-obama-250x159But Obama against McCain, that was easy. Obama is more like me, energetic, young, loves his family.

I got a glimpse of the Obama motorcade on arrival for the debates here in Denver, and that was cool — though it held up a lot of traffic, which was not cool.

I watched this year’s first presidential debate closely and was disappointed in Obama. I found him depressing.

However, the Barack Obama I saw in the second debate the other night is the Obama I voted for in ’08!

He was “hitting on all cylinders” as Dad would say … but he wouldn’t about Obama, would he. 😉

I woke up Wednesday morning feeling invigorated. I had a chance to talk about the debate with friends, and some agreed with me. That was “the real Obama” seemed to be the consensus, but my two best friends didn’t share my enthusiasm.

Later in the day, I ran into some friends who agreed that Obama won the debate — but they had some harsh criticism. One of my colleagues at the University said to me that she felt betrayed, like she had been tricked into voting for Obama the first time. A guy friend was much more callous, saying that he was now convinced that Obama was a phony and a liar.

These two people were Obama’s biggest fans in ’08. Did they watch the same debate I watched Tuesday?

Last night I had the uneasy feeling that something wasn’t right, something was out of place. After all the good vibes with the debate, I now find myself wondering if Obama was sincere, or if what I heard was just talk aimed at “emotional women,” like I’m not smart enough to vote on what I think rather than how I feel.

Mitt-Romney-for-President-250x169And the more I think about all his comments Tuesday night, against the backdrop of the reality that things have gotten much worse in the last four years, not better as he seemed to claim, I’m not sure I trust Obama anymore. I’m more concerned now than I was in ’08.

I think that Obama is still a good person and he wanted to do good things, but I’m bothered by the fact that he didn’t take responsibility for where our economy is now. That troubles me the most. It seems like he hasn’t grown into the job and hasn’t done much of anything he said he would do, and he’s still blaming George Bush. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed citizens and poor families has grown a lot.

So why am I writing you?

I know Mitt Romney is a genuine person who really does love his family, who really does care about people from all walks of life. Part of me doesn’t like the fact that part of me likes Romney! I am conflicted. I’m not writing to say that I am voting for Romney, but I have decided not to vote for Obama.

Don’t tell Dad or I’ll never hear the end of it!


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October 11, 2012

The Cult of the Messiah and Obama’s Sanctification of Liberal White Guilt


The O-man, Barack Hussein Obama, is an eloquently tailored empty suit. No resume, no accomplishments, no experience, no original ideas, no understanding of how the economy works, no understanding of how the world works, no balls, nothing but abstract, empty rhetoric devoid of real substance.

He has no real identity. He is half-white, which he rejects. The rest of him is mostly Arab, which he hides but is disclosed by his non-African Arabic surname and his Arabic first and middle names as a way to triply proclaim his Arabic parentage to people in Kenya . Only a small part of him is African Black from his Luo grandmother, which he pretends he is exclusively.

What he isn’t, not a genetic drop of, is ‘African-American,’ the descendant of enslaved Africans brought to America chained in slave ships. He hasn’t a single ancestor who was a slave. Instead, his Arab ancestors were slave owners. Slave-trading was the main Arab business in East Africa for centuries until the British ended it.

Let that sink in: Obama is not the descendant of slaves, he is the descendant of slave owners. Thus he makes the perfect Liberal Messiah.

It’s something Hillary doesn’t understand – how some complete neophyte came out of the blue and stole the Dem nomination from her. Obamamania is beyond politics and reason. It is a true religious cult, whose adherents reject Christianity yet still believe in Original Sin, transferring it from the evil of being human to the evil of being white.

Thus Obama has become the white liberals’ Christ, offering absolution from the Sin of Being White. There is no reason or logic behind it, no faults or flaws of his can diminish it, no arguments Hillary could make of any kind can be effective against it. The absurdity of Hypocrisy Clothed In Human Flesh being their Savior is all the more cause for liberals to worship him: Credo quia absurdum, I believe it because it is absurd.

Thank heavens that the voting majority of Americans remain Christian and are in no desperate need of a phony savior.

His candidacy is ridiculous and should not be taken seriously by any thinking American.

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October 10, 2012

Only Morons praise vice as virtue and slam virtue as vice


It has been said many times by better men than I that we live in a world that praises vice and condemns virtue.

Never was this more true than in a moronic editorial in the Huffington Post.  Editorial writer (and idiot-in-chief) Will Newman condemns Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate because Romney has never been drunk.


This buffoon goes on for ages about how horrible it is for Mitt Romney to live by some sort of moral code, a standard of decency, yet he won’t  condemn, for example, a serial adulterer like Bill Clinton who made a mockery of the highest office in the land.

Mitt Romney is a devout Mormon who does not drink. Despite a beer he tried as a “wayward youth,” he has never even had alcohol and yet he believes he can lead this nation. This is like someone who has never prayed believing he can be pope. It’s just not going to work.

What on earth does getting drunk have to do with running the American government; of being President of the United States of America?

Well, according to HuffPo’s moron-in-chief Will Newman… absolutely everything.

My point is that we are not a nation of emotionless go-getters. If Romney wants to stay sober, he can go be chancellor of Germany. We are a people, a flawed and scared and insecure and hopeful and occasionally triumphant but usually confused people who look pretty attractive at certain angles. And we need a leader who is one of us.

No, we need a leader that is better than we are, if only by a single degree. We need a leader who will help us strive higher in our own lives, not one who allows us to be content with sinking to his level.

We had that, a leader who is one of us, when Bill Clinton was in the White House.

What’s currently occupying that venerable office is a man who has never done anything but condemn Americans for being “too stupid” to get with the program.  Obama’s program.

Americans are finally seeing through the veneer and teleprompter-induced mirage that is Barack Hussein Obama, and can finally see that there is nothing behind the mask.

America has had enough of flawed leaders.

It’s long past time for America to set the bar a little higher than a half-white university professor who looks half-black and has never held a real job in his entire life. It’s high time we set the bar higher than the American Apologizer-in-Chief who won the Nobel Prize for… well… doing absolutely nothing.

It’s time for America to elect a leader who has the qualities we ought to strive for.  Honesty, integrity, and a good work ethic.

We haven’t had that in the past 4 years.  We’ve had a president who believes playing golf is more important than attending security briefings; a man who apologizes to muslim murderers instead of defending America’s values.

If I want to emulate a drunken adulterer like Clinton I only have to walk down the street to find one.

If I want to emulate a blowhard who knows he is right and tells everyone at every opportunity like Obama, I need only walk down to the local bar to find one.

That’s not the type of man we want in the White House. We should desire the very best for the highest office in the land, not the same old crap we can get on any street in any city in America.

Shouldn’t we want, as President of the United States of America, a man who is strives for more than we do, who pushes himself harder and farther than we do?  Shouldn’t we want a President who is marginally better than we are, if only in that he doesn’t get drunk every Friday night?

I guess we’ll find out the answer to that question on November 6th, won’t we?

I pray to God that America answers the question correctly this time…


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September 26, 2012

Ottawa County Patriots’ Brand New Billboards (these guys are great!)


Jim Chiodo, President of the Ottawa County Patriots contacted me after he discovered my Sept. 23rd article on the fantastic work his organization is doing.  They’ve launched a billboard campaign to show the American public the difference between a proven failure (Obama) and a proven winner (Romney).

Thanks so much for posting a picture and “stuff” about our semi truck billboard. We have three more in the works (attached). Thanks for making us famous on your blog!

Jim Chiodo, President
Ottawa County Patriots

As I wrote to Jim, I haven’t done anything but bring some must-deserved attention to the great work he’s doing. He’s the one that deserves all the credit, not me. He’s the one creating and distributing all these great billboards. All I’m doing is writing about them!

You can see their first billboard in my earlier article, “Ottawa County Patriots create awesome US Presidential Election billboards.”

Here are the images of the latest billboards they have created.

Not only did Obama NOT fix the economy in three years, he did the exact opposite.  He sent the US economy so far into the sewer it may never fully recover.

Since he failed to do what he promised, hold him to his own words.  Send him packing this November 6th.



Obama hates the capitalist system that makes it possible for him to send American Taxpayer Dollars to fund terrorists and murderers in Libya.  You’d think he’d express a little gratitude to the people who actually pay for all his mistakes.

Yeah, like that will ever happen!


Clearly President Calvin Coolidge never got the memo from socialists like the Coward In Chief currently occupying the White House.

He believes, bizarrely, that government is the only reason businesses can operate.

America, please do the right thing this November 6th and send Obama packing!


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September 24, 2012

A chilling conversation between Dinesh D’Souza, the maker of “2016: Obama’s America” and Glenn Beck (and a link to the full film!)


This is a chilling conversation between Dinesh D’Souza, the maker of “2016: Obama’s America” and Glenn Beck. (Link to watch full movie below)

America is in serious trouble Ladies and Gentlemen……. and if there were any arguments against an American coup d’état or the removal of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton….. those arguments are fading away at light speed.

Every day, in virtually every way and at every turn, America and all Americans are being sold into the oblivion of the third world by the occupants of the White House: a madman and his muslim enablers.

The United States of America is on her knees and her death throes are inches away. This must be stopped.

The reality is twofold.

One: Barack Obama and his muslim/leftist administration manage to gain re-election. The plan, Obama’s vision of America, as hinted at during Obama’s meeting with Medvedev, will come to fruition in conjunction with the completion of the outstanding portion of Obama’s deconstruction of the United States of America.

In the event of this reality the only solution will be a coup d’état executed by senior members of the American military. A coup d’état during which the entire Obama administration is arrested and imprisoned, with trials following on charges of high treason and sedition. Failing this, America’s children for countless generations become the fodder of a muslim caliphate and or third world dictators. (excuse the redundancy)

Two: The Obama administration is defeated in November. Subsequent to the defeat of the Obama administration the government, the bureaucracy, the judiciary and every level of the military and law enforcement (state, national, municipal) is purged of every single element of muslim association. A renewed process of education of the same bodies takes place with respect to the dangers of association, cooperation with or close proximity to, islamism/muslims.

Internationally, the United States of America takes, once again, its natural place on the international stage with a renewed focus on crushing and eradicating all forms of islamism and the influence of the same on a global scale.

This is a crossroads, the wrong decision or direction from which will result in agony and misery.

The choice is yours.

Please go see the movie “2016: Obama’s America” and in November…….. do not seek counsel from the heaven’s, instead, look in the mirror and then get out and vote.

The choice is yours.


Regards, Don Laird
Edson, Alberta, Canada


Here is the full-length version of Dinesh D’Souza’s film 2016: Obama’s America.  Enjoy!


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September 23, 2012

Ottawa County Patriots create awesome US Presidential Election billboards


The ability of some folks to simply do what needs to be done never ceases to amaze me.  Take the folks at Ottawa County Patriots (, a group of very smart and committed American Patriots who clearly love their country.

Ottawa County is located on the south-west side of Michigan and includes Holland, Zeeland, Grand Haven, and a bit of Wyoming.

These fine folks have created a billboard that takes all the spin and rhetoric out of the election antics of The Messiah, otherwise known as the empty suit named Barack Hussein Obama.  While he was given the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing “hope to the world”, this pathetic excuse for a President hasn’t actually done anything… other than tank the American economy and give trillions of dollars to his friends and America’s enemies.

That’s just one man’s opinion, of course, and I stand behind every word especially in light of the fact that the US Congress just voted to send billions more American Taxpayer Dollars to the very nations who are killing American citizens right now.  It’s repulsive.

Anyway, back to the point at hand: the awesome billboard created by the Ottawa County Patriots. Telling the truth in such clear and simple terms must really make The Anointed One angry.

While that’s a great side-benefit, I truly hope this billboard helps explain the simple truth about Obama’s failed economic policies to Americans as we near the November presidential election.

What’s even better is they are willing to make you the same banner with your own website’s URL on it for just $400.  For more details on getting this banner with your own website’s address on it, please visit

Ottawa County Patriots Election Billboard


Here’s what they are all about, taken from their website,

We are a non-profit educational organization providing information about our form of government, the free enterprise economic system and related civic or political issues for children and adults residing in Ottawa County or surrounding areas.
We are a diverse grass-roots group of individuals dedicated to learning about and preserving the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights and our vibrant free enterprise economic system.

We gather together to learn more about our nation’s history and Constitutional foundations and seek to become involved in civic affairs at the local, state and national levels in order to preserve our basic rights and freedoms as American citizens. Membership is open to any concerned citizen.

Mission Statement:
To promote awareness and understanding of American government, the free enterprise  system and related political or civic issues through education, special events and encouragement of citizen involvement.

Forget the angry mob,  aversion to all government, claims of racism, gun nuts,  negativity and other falsehoods the media and left use to distort perception.  Most important falsehood is we don’t know what we want.  The real focus of the Tea Party can be summarized with three goals or principles.   These are not fringe ideas but are consistent with sentiments held by the majority of voters.   This is what Michiganders and Americans want yet don’t realize is identical to the goals of the Tea Party.

Fiscal Responsibility and smaller government
Constitutionality (as written)
Free Markets

We share a common passion with Tea Party groups everywhere.  We began our group 2009, meeting at the Holland Library and even a bar restaurant before settling in at our regular venue at the Zeeland library.  There are other local and national tea party groups with a presence on the internet, providing information and education.   You may wish to register at any of these although we have no official affiliation with any other group other than a common passion for our country.

While event information is posted on this site, the primary communication to members is via regular email. If you would like to be added to the e-mail list and get updates on special meetings and events planned by the Ottawa County Patriots, please click on the “contact” page.  We also post meetings on other social media sites.

Non profit status:
We are in the process to establish a organizational structure and the process has begun to pursue a 501C-3 status.   This will allow donations to our group as tax deductible.
Of note, our Tea Party and most nationwide, are non partisan by legal definition.   We cannot endorse any candidate or party. Nor are we a political party. The great majority of tea party members strongly oppose the idea of a third party.  Our goal is working to insure the best, conservative candidates in both parties. “Working” means educating ourselves, understanding issues, positions and records of the candidates.

While conservatism places us closer to Republicans than Democrats, many of us are also critical of Republicans. We are about liberty, smaller government and return to constitutionality, not about a political party. There are those who say we are an arm of the Republican Party. THEY ARE WRONG.

As mentioned, we cannot endorse candidates. However, we do recommend ICAUCUS which is a separate effort to get involved. For more information visit:

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September 20, 2012

The Cult of Obama’s ObamaNation Flag for sale on Obama’s official website!

The Cult of Obama, remaking America in his own image

The Cult of Obama, remaking America in his own image.  One Nation Under … Obama???

One Nation Under … Obama???

The Cult of Obama knows no shame. Remaking the United States in his divine image, Barack Hussein Obama has released his idea of the new American Flag.

Excuse me while I vomit into the nearest garbage can…

This piece of trash and another similar version in the outline of the continental United States are for sale on, the Pretender In Chief’s personal website devoted to the Cult of Obama.

The Cult of Obama is filled with true believers, that Obama is the Messiah and has come to save them from the evils of … well… everything not Obama.

It’s sad that while Obama continues to violate the law he will never be charged for a crime or challenged by the Lame-Stream Media.  This time he violates the U.S. Flag Code-Title 4, Ch. 1, Sec. 3 which states:

Use of flag for advertising purposes; mutilation of flag

Any person who, within the District of Columbia, in any manner, for exhibition or display, shall place or cause to be placed any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing, or any advertisement of any nature upon any flag, standard, colors, or ensign of the United States of America;


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May 10, 2012

Obama’s Last Day


Here’s a bit of fun from the folks at Vision To America.

If you, like millions of other Americans, can’t wait for this day… how about sporting this bumper sticker to let everyone know where you stand this November.

Vision to America has a lot more great bumper stickers available too.  Check them out at

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May 9, 2012

Rep. Allen West: Oh how I long for more leaders like this!

Allen WestAllen West is the kind of leader America needs.  He’s the kind of leader every nation ought to have.  A man who comprehends what Rights and Freedoms mean and where they come from.

For those who believe America must have a black president, Allen West fits the bill.  He’s a REAL black man, not a half-black wannabe like the current occupant of the White House.

For those who believe in traditional conservative values, Allen West is the real deal.

For those who believe a leader should have experience in actually leading his fellow man, Allen West delivers.  He retired from the United States Army after 20 years of active duty service, including multiple deployments to Iraq, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

What I love about this guy is that he says exactly what is on his mind.  He does not sit on a fence.

And if you’re a blathering “chucklehead” as he likes to call them, then you’ll have a hard time being taken seriously by him.

A chucklehead is a person who is so inept and incompetent that all you can do is look at them and laugh,” West said.


In calling West’s latest speech a “Must Watch” wrote:

This is the most incredible speech, ever. Allen West comes out swinging hard against the left and doesn’t stop until his speech is over. He hits the left over their collectivist ideology. He hits them over their collectivist policies. And he encourages Republicans to “find the enemy and fight them wherever they are” just like American paratroopers from the 101st and 82nd airborne did the night before D-day.  He said Republicans must be like sharks that smell blood in the water because, as he puts it so well, we don’t win playing defense. We win on offense.

I’m telling you, this man is a serious force to be reckoned with and he’s just getting started.

If you want to see how a REAL black man deals with the world, then you’ve gotta check out the real deal: Allen West.

Enjoy the next 20 minutes with Allen West.  You will NOT be disappointed.  I guarantee it.


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March 23, 2012

Ann Coulter is right. Rick Santorum has got to go.


Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum needs to lose the primary race and lose it soon.  Any so-called “conservative” candidate who claims big government is a good thing is NOT a conservative.

In a recent news report Rick Santorum was quoted as saying in 2008

“to our credit”, he said, the Republican Party has “morphed away from the Goldwater idea that government just needs to be smaller, it needs to do less, it needs to be doing nothing except for what its core functions are.”

If Santorum’s notion is right, then conservatism is dead.  Period.

Government was created in America with specifically enumerated “core functions” and government was limited to those functions.  It’s all in this pesky little document called The Constitution.  Sounds to me like Rick Santorum ought to read it some time.

To quote Ann Coulter on this point:

The Constitution mostly places limits on what the federal government can do. Only in a few instances does it restrict what states can do.

A state cannot, for example, infringe on the people’s right to bear arms or to engage in the free exercise of religion. A state can’t send a senator to the U.S. Congress if he is under 30 years old. But with rare exceptions, the Constitution leaves states free to govern themselves as they see fit.

Like all government officials (Santorum was a Pennsylvania Senator), Santorum swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States.  Clearly he sees himself one of the more progressive members of the Political Class who, unlike we mere citizens, has a “vision” for how things ought to be.

We’ve already had almost 4 years of “vision” from another progressive man, haven’t we?

Is there really any doubt about how that’s worked out for America so far?

Does America seriously want an election between two pigs feeding at the taxpayer trough, each determined to promise the people more of their own money?

If Santorum gets the nod for the Republican Party Presidential Nomination then two things are certain:

1. There will be no alternative choice offered to the American People this November, and
2. Barack Obama will be laughing his way to his second and unaccountable term in office.

To quote a friend of mine…

Obama’s consolidation of power (sovereignty) is almost complete. Restricting speech, implementing martial law and just being an all-around omnipotent being is obviously his end game. If he gets re-elected, America will be speaking Arabic and bowing toward Mecca three times a day…

My hope and prayer is that Americans are willing to change the course of their nation this November.  Dumping Obama is the only way that America stands a chance at regaining the shadow of her former glory as envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

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March 19, 2012

Freedom of Speech? Not if a politician is nearby!


The old saying that “Truth is stranger than fiction” rang through my head as I read the report that the United States Congress had passed a law making it illegal to protest anywhere near a politician.  Naturally President Obama signed it into law immediately since, if it should be illegal to protest near any member of the Political Class, obviously that should be the “God of Hope and Change.”

I probably should have titled this “When Politicians Become Lord and Master instead of our representatives” for that’s certainly how they act.

H.R. 347, the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011” as it is benignly called, passed with stunning ease in the House of Representatives, 399-3.  Can you believe that there were only 3 votes against it?

H.R. 347 makes it a crime for

“Whoever knowingly enters or remains in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so; knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of government business or official functions, engages in disorderly or disruptive conduct in, or within such proximity to, any restricted building or grounds when, or so that, such conduct, in fact, impedes or disrupts the orderly conduct of government business or official functions; knowingly, and with the intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of government business or official functions, obstructs or impedes ingress or egress to or from any restricted building or grounds; or knowingly engages in any act of physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building or grounds; attempts or conspires to do so, shall be punished.”

Is it just me or is this law even more absurd than Obama getting re-elected in November?  If you don’t think so, you really ought to read the text above again.

There is this pesky little RIGHT that we in Canada share with our American brothers and sisters… it’s called Freedom of Speech. It would appear that this right has just been extinguished in America anywhere that a politician might be present.

What recourse is there when your employees dictate that you cannot protest their ridiculous and stupid actions?  In the United States the answer to that question is “None” or they will have you tossed in prison.

Want to protest ObamaCare?  Best not do it in front of “King Obama” himself.  You’ll be tossed in jail faster than you can say “Stupid Dictator.”

Want to protest the latest draconian anti-gun laws passed in Chicago?  Best not do it in front of the Mayor.  You’ll be tossed in prison faster than you can say “Rahm Emanuel.”


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December 15, 2011

Ron Paul at the Iowa Debates for the Republican Leadership Nomination


While Jane and I can sometimes get into debates over various issues and individuals, for the most part we see the world quite similarly… I suppose that’s why I call her my “unindicted co-conspirator” when it comes to writing.

A lot of what gets written about here on comes out of those discussions and debates between Jane and me.

So when I said about a month ago or so that my pick for the next President of the United States was Herman Cain, after “explaining” to me how Cain supports the Federal Reserve system and therefore can’t be trusted, about the only thing Jane asked me was something to the effect of “What the heck is wrong with Ron Paul?

My answer would have to be that there is nothing wrong with Ron Paul.

There isn’t a politician in North America that grasps the concept of Freedom like he does. I simply felt that it was time for a non-politician to be at the helm and Herman Cain is vert smart, successful and knows how to turn bankrupt companies around and make them profitable again.

Equally as important, he’s black. Running against Obama removes the race card that Obama played so well last time around, and will play again this time around.

For the record, I don’t despise Obama because he’s black. I despise him because Obama is a socialist moron who is destroying America. I’d say the same thing about him if he’s green, blue or pink with green polka dots!


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