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Privacy and Control: CISA

CISA was reintroduced and passed -- secretly buried in a 2000 page budget bill.

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"The Jaws of Power Are Open to Devour"

Our forefathers put the responsibility directly on us to save what they started. Amazing quotes.

by Loyal 9 staff

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“When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.” Patrick Henry

Freedom isn’t self-sustaining -- it isn’t self-perpetuating. We HAVE to get that through our heads. John Adams said the following, "The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing."

That is why Patrick Henry said that we must “JEALOUSLY guard liberty-- suspecting everyone who approaches that jewel.” And why Thomas Paine said, that “those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty MUST UNDERGO THE FATIGUE of supporting it.” Thomas Jefferson said, “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

The state of things today is clear. Control IS being centralized, resources collectivized, burdensome taxes and unpayable debt placed upon our backs. This is indisputable, and all of these things are at diametric odds with an individual’s liberty.

If this troubles you, as it does me, then we must surely be held accountable for what we do about it. I firmly believe that our complacency will indict us -- for choice is synonymous with liberty -- and choice is our greatest gift, our greatest opportunity, and our greatest responsibility.

It is not enough to simply talk about these things -- no matter how much, or how often, or how fervently we moan -- for it is not uncommon for us talk in our sleep. We have to push back harder -- and we must be louder than those that would drown out the spirit and call of liberty.

This corruption of our country is something we’ve been warned about many, many times, so we present the words of our forefathers to impart the importance of our individual responsibility. Please, please read them, ponder them, and share them, for neither time nor tide is on our side. BUT TRUTH IS!

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself." John Adams

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." Samuel Adams

"Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.... If the next centennial does not find us a great nation ... it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces." James Garfield

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." Patrick Henry

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson

"We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts--not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." Abraham Lincoln

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation." President James

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." Thomas Paine

"Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world." Daniel Webster

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” Thomas Jefferson


03 Nov 2013
at 09:55AM

Well said, by Founding Fathers and by the Loyal IX staff. Yes, I will “. . . read them, ponder them, and share them.” You are so right, “ neither time nor tide is on our side. BUT TRUTH IS!” Thank you for this effort to promote TRUTH. I wish everyone would join this site and join this cause. ~sbmitchell

10 Nov 2013
at 08:17AM

Great article, Luke! Thanks for the incentive. I think one of the best things we can do is get the addresses, phone numbers and email contacts of our elected representatives nationally into the hands, address books, and computers of the citizens of the Tate of Utah and elsewhere. Sheila O'Driscoll

11 Nov 2013
at 06:45AM

Thanks for this one Luke. Keep them coming sir.

11 Nov 2013
at 05:00PM

I am fired UP! It is time to organize a constitutional convention to put the feds in their place.

11 Nov 2013
at 07:57PM

Heard a talk today by Joel Kroff, today in St George at the Dixie Tubthumpers Club, that really has me thinking about veterans and Veterans Day. After the gentleman told a enrapturing story about a paratroop drill in the army and the fall of one of his comrades, he said that in addition to remembering and appreciating the sacrifice of these heroes, we need to value the sacrifice their families make for us as well. Thanks, Vets. Thanks, families.

15 Nov 2013
at 08:27PM

I keep re-reading these quotes...and know that we truly must "undergo the fatigue" associated with preserving our freedoms! I appreciate Loyal 9 for making it a little less fatiguing to do something of what needs to be done!

16 Nov 2013
at 06:45PM

Today, the cancer of “career politicians” has sickened the body politic. Those on both sides of the aisle are compelled by avarice and a lust for power to the extent they no longer serve the people, but seek their own self-aggrandizement. Lest our complacency indict us, allow me to suggest a positive course of action. Support your state's "Convention of States" initiative (http://www.conventionofstates.com/).

The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.

- Congressman Ron Paul

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