I guess I will be call a fear monger for posting things such as this but so be it. I've never paid much attention to name calling in the first place.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am all about re-educating Americans to their true Founding Documents as they are written and not as they have been interpreted by a government that has only IT'S best interest at heart.

However, along with the duty and responsibility I believe I, and in fact ALL of us, have to do that, we also have the responsibility to take care of ourselves and our families. We have the responsibility to be as prepared as we can be for any disaster or emergency that comes our way. The reality of our future is that we WILL suffer some disaster or emergency in the Country and it possibly will affect a large number of us.

It is NOT the place of government to do that for us. If we choose to think that way, we are doing nothing except making ourselves slaves of that same government because they are NOT going to do it without cost to US. That cost will ALWAYS be to the tune of our monies and our freedoms and liberties.

I personally am not willing to give those things up for something that I can and should do for myself.

In recent years, the term prepper has been sensationalized. Usually in a derogatory way. It has now become non-politically correct to provide for yourself and your family. If you don't depend on government you are shunned and denigrated. That could not be farther from what the Founders intended for us as a Country. In fact, it's an insult to them and the legacy they left us.

In fact, if you are NOT a prepper, you are doing yourself, your family, your community, and your Country a disservice.

There are a tremendous number of sites out there that tell you what to do and they provide you with a load of excellent information. What I'm going to provide here will be the basics but it will keep you from starving to death and initially that will be the biggest challenge that will have to be faced to keep the government out of your life.

I know this information is out on the internet somewhere but I'm not sure who to credit for it. I will just say it's not my original idea. What this is will provide the basic nutritional needs for a family of 4 to eat for one year. It's not gourmet or even a big variety. What it IS, is easy and cheap to get.

The reason I'm publishing this now is because I have a strong sense that our time is growing exponentially shorter by the day. If you are not already prepared, the time to do so might be extremely short. What I'm presenting here is something that most could do in a week or at most a month's time even on a very limited budget. Then from that point, you can build as you have time and money to do so to even more fill out your pantry.

Here are the list of food items you will need. This is the original "recipe" I have but I will make notes on the easiest way to accomplish it.

  • 4 x 22 pounds of white rice rice. I prefer 2 - 50# bags from Costco, Sams or anywhere else you can get it.
  • 2 x 11 pounds of Kidney Beans.  (22 one pound bags)
  • 2 x 11 pounds of barley.  (22 one pound bags)
  • 2 x 11 pounds of yellow lentils.  (22 one pound bags)
  • 1 x 5.5 pounds of split green peas.  (6 one pound bags)
  • 1 x 5.5 chick peas/garbanzo beans.  (6 one pound bags)
  • 30 pounds beef or chicken bouillon.  (or both) It will be added to each batch as you cook it.

Internet sources are the cheapest for the legumes and bouillon. I also prefer an NON-msg bouillon myself but that is your choice. Just search the internet and you will find many sources for all the items. I try to buy all I can from a single source to save shipping but that is not always possible.

Certainly you can buy all these items locally and there is some benefit to that such as paying cash so it cannot be tracked by the government if they choose to do that. You will most likely pay more but not a tremendous amount.

So what does this cost? Are you sitting down?

How about $250 or possibly less. That is ONE YEAR'S worth of food for a family of FOUR!

Now, I didn't say you would get fat on it. Or enjoy it. But you would not starve on it. However, I consider it to be just a "base" for a starting point.

Consider this. This is a soup recipe. This is how you use the these ingredients.

8 oz of rice

2 oz of red kidney beans

2 oz of pearl barley

2 oz of lintels

1 oz of split green peas

1 oz of chick peas/garbanzo’s

Bouillon to taste

Mix all the ingredients with 6-7 cups of water and boil until the ingredients are soft, probably around an hour. I personally would soak the kidney beans overnight before cooking them to speed cooking and make them more digestible.  This should be enough to feed 4 adults for 2 days, especially if you can make bread to go along with it.

Now this is the good part. This is just the base. Add meat, dried or fresh vegetables, garlic, potatoes, or just about anything you can think of and have on hand.

See where this is going? From this point the possibilities are just about endless which means this can apply to many varied tastes by varying the ingredients and any spices you have in stock. Stock some wheat and you can grind flour to make your own bread.

So after you have this stocked you can then begin working on stocking your other ingredients to increase the quantity and quality of the food you will have to eat.

Another source of savings and food storage is canning and drying your own food. You can pressure can all the various meats to use with these ingredients and you can also dry all the vegetables like potatoes, green beans, okra, carrots, onions, and many others.

So see how easily and quickly this can happen. It's not the difficult or outrageously expensive situation that many make it out to be.

Really there is no excuse not to do it. Most people blow that amount of money each month on going out to eat or other entertainment. Don't become a refugee, prepare now while you have the chance.

What is your family's safety and security worth to you? Get started today.

I was reminded today in some of my readings of an old saying that had been around since the early 1800's.

It's called The Four Boxes of Liberty.

What are the Four Boxes of LIberty?

They are as follows:

The Soapbox

The Jury Box

The Ballot Box

The Ammo Box

We will return to the Four Boxes shortly. First let's take a look at why the Four Boxes are needed and where we stand in using them.

The Founders stated many times that for us to keep the government they had given us we would have to be involved in our government. We would need to pay attention to what it was doing and how it was doing things. We were told to know what our rights and liberties where so that if the government we to attempt to hinder and of those rights or liberties we would immediately recognize it and put a stop to it before it went any farther.

Needless to say we have not done that to any great degree which is why we find ourselves today in as bad or worse shape than the colonies under the King of England.

Let's examine the Founders reasons for declaring our independence from England and see how closely they relate to us today. I'll quote from the Declaration of Independence directly and apply it to the present. Buckle in, this is going to be a rough, but eye opening ride.

"He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good."

At present we are inundated with law. It is said that the average person breaks three laws per day without even realizing it. So we have just the opposite but just as burdensome if not even more so.

"He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and, when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them."

Basically this sounds like the King was just doing whatever he wanted, whenever it suited him. Does that sound like anyone today? I won't call any names but the initials are Obama.

"He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them, and formidable to tyrants only."

Trying to force and coerce people into situations that don't benefit them. Sounds all to familiar doesn't it.

"He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures."

Government making things as difficult as possible for us to get things done through the system. Yep.

"He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing, with manly firmness, his invasions on the rights of the people."

Destroying parts of government that actually work for us. Yep. Being vindictive if we oppose government. Yep.

"He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining, in the mean time, exposed to all the dangers of invasions from without and convulsions within."

Government dragging it's feet when action is needed to do something positive for us. Yep. Putting us in danger at times by not acting and acting properly. Yep.

"He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands."

Messing with immigration and land management in ways that hurt rather than help us as a Country. A BIG affirmative.

"He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers."

Refusing to follow the law of the land. Yep.

"He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries."

Used judges to manipulate the law and justice. Yep. Bought and paid for judges to do the will of government. Yep.

"He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance."

Established a MULTITUDE of new bureaucracies to rule us with SWARMS of officials to harass us. OH YES DEFINITELY. The czars come immediately to mind.

"He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies, without the consent of our legislatures."

Militarized police force. Ever expanding government agencies armed to the teeth. Definitely.

"He has affected to render the military independent of, and superior to, the civil power."

Our military is being manipulated go against the civil power of We The People and to serve only the government itself. Yep

"He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution and unacknowledged by our laws, giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:"

Subjecting us to UN rules and other treaties against our will. OH YES!

"For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us;" Yep

"For protecting them, by a mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states;" Oh yes, on a regular basis.

"For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world;"

Our trade with the rest of the world is so messed up it ridiculous.

"For imposing taxes on us without our consent;"

Over and over and over again.

"For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury;"

NDAA comes to mind immediately.

"For transporting us beyond seas, to be tried for pretended offenses;"

We very easily could be shipped off to some black hole somewhere without our consent. Yep.

"For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries, so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these colonies;"

Manipulating laws in a way that suits their needs at any time they see fit. Yep.

"For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments;"

This is a biggie. Ignoring our Constitution. YES!

"For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever"

Taking powers never given to them. Enumerated powers anyone? Yep.

"He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us."

Definitely waging wage on us. Particularly Christians.

"He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people."

This government has done all those things both physically and financially.

"He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation, and tyranny already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation."

Open borders allowing terrorist to knowingly come in. Releasing captured terrorist to go back and fight against us. Encouraging a race war. Yep.

"He has constrained our fellow-citizens, taken captive on the high seas, to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands."

Coercing and forcing citizens to turn on fellow citizens. Yes.

"He has excited domestic insurrection among us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes, and conditions."

Most definitely inciting a race war along with encouraging terrorist to freely come here.

So that concludes the list of grievances in the Declaration of Independence. Pretty shocking comparison isn't it. Told you it would be a rough ride.

When I began making that comparison, I thought maybe I would find a few of the grievances that would be applicable to today but to find that they ALL are VERY applicable shocked even me.

So now that you have seen that comparison, let's return to the Four Boxes of Liberty.

As I said before, the Founders told us that we would have to be involved.

The Soapbox, the Jury Box, The Ballot Box, and the Ammo Box merely describe ways that we can be involved in controlling our government. Let's look at each option.

The soapbox fits great with the internet. I makes speaking our minds much easier and to a much broader audience. It seems to be having some affect on waking people up but so far is hasn't had any affect on the government itself. I would say it is minimally effective at this point. Since the internet can be shutdown at any time by the government now, it's effectiveness could be severely limited or almost completely stopped.

The jury box has not proven very effective in limiting government in any way. Since the government controls the judicial system for the most part, we are extremely limited in what we are able to accomplish through the jury box. We could make some difference if we used the technique of jury nullification to resist some of the unconstitutional laws we get charge with but that would have minimal affect too I think.

The ballot box in all honesty, at this point, is a joke. Our votes mean little to nothing in federal elections. No matter what party gets elected, it's basically the same ruinous policies. The republicans are fully demonstrating that right now. The only real option we have in this box is local and State elections. We need to try hard to get people in office locally and at the State levels that will stand between us and the federal government when that time comes. Sheriff's are especially important to focus on in most States.

Now we come to the dreaded ammo box. This is a  subject that most everyone avoids. I certainly understand that. Keep in mind though that the ammo box refers to non-violent civil disobedience too. That is where this option must start. We should only move past civil disobedience if forced to defend ourselves.

Thinking now back to our list of grievances how could we not be using ALL the methods available to us right now? If our Founders felt justified in declaring their independence from the most powerful Country at that time, how much more should we resist and declare we will not comply, we will not obey, we will not submit.

The Founders stated in the Declaration how they felt about us controlling our government. They said we have a DUTY to make whatever changes we see fit, just as they did. They set the example for us to follow.

To further cement that thought, I'll quote John Jay in who he thinks has the power in our Country. He said:

“Your lives, your liberties, your property, will be at the disposal only of your Creator and yourselves. You will know no power but such as you will create; no authority unless derived from your grant; no laws but such as acquire all their obligation from your consent. … Security is also given to the rights of conscience and private judgment. They are by nature subject to no control but that of the Deity. … Every man is permitted to consider, to adore, and to worship his Creator in the manner most agreeable to his conscience. …”

“The people are the sovereign of this country.”

So here we have the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court telling us that WE are the supreme law of the land. WE are the creators of the federal government and therefore the most powerful entity in this Country. We are "the sovereign of this country.”

Why oh WHY are we then acting like peasant serfs or slaves in chains already?

We most certainly have choices to make. If we don't make the right ones and take action soon we WILL be slaves in chains, some of us literally and others figuratively.

I'm just as disgusted as most everyone else at the actions of the THUGS in the Baltimore riots and other places. Yes, there's that word liberals, they are what they are and intentionally changing the meanings of words does not change the actions of the people involved.

Several things have brought me to the thoughts I'm having right now but mainly the rioting and an online conversation with a person on  http://theconservativetreehouse.com/. The conversation did not have anything directly to do with the rioting but in the most basic way it did.


Ignorance of our Founding Documents. Ignorance of our history. Ignorance of human nature. Most importantly ignorance of God and Christianity.

There is no way in one article I could ever broach all those subjects so I will focus on just a couple, Christianity and our Founding Documents.

We will begin with the obvious. The THUGS that are taking part in these riots and destruction have no knowledge of the Christian faith and are ignorant of it's teachings. Their actions of wantonly destroying and stealing other people's property is all the evidence that is needed. They are ignorant because they have never been taught in the majority of cases. They have instead been taught anger and hate and this is where that brings them to at this point in their life. At a point where their actions very possibly will have serious and possibly deadly consequences.

The failure to give them the knowledge to cure their ignorance can be blamed on many sources, the parent(s), the education system, the government, and many others.

Honestly though, the blame lies with you and me. Those of us who love our God and Country. WE have allowed this to happen. WE have brought these young THUGS to the streets and possibly to their deaths. I  say that not to instill guilt but responsibility. We are all responsible for our own actions and choices, they made theirs and we made ours. Unfortunately, the consequences of OUR actions or rather inaction have in many ways allowed their actions to happen.

We have sat quietly as our God has been forgotten and our Country have been slowly turned into this cesspool of evil human animals. Animals who have no respect for anything or anybody. Who love nothing but themselves and their own lusts for stuff, other people's stuff.

We did not do what was needed when they took prayer out of the schools. Began killing innocent unborn. Destroyed the family. Denigrated, persecuted, and now prosecuted Christianity. We continue to do very little or nothing.

From the point this started, mainly in the mid 1960's until now we have basically done nothing. We've sat quietly "turning the other cheek." In other words, we have supported this evil. We have condoned it. We have CAUSED IT and are as guilty as those that implemented it. No, I say we are MORE guilty because we knew better. We KNEW it was wrong, yet we stood by silently and allowed this evil to take hold.

My wonderful father and I frequently have conversations about such things since he is a minister of many years. Recently we were discussing the old testament and how God instructed the nation of Israel to utterly destroy the evil that surrounded them. Not to accept it and allow it into their midst, otherwise they would be affected by it. Naturally, Israel did not obey and always suffered the consequences. Such is human nature, we usually don't learn from our previous actions and then repeat them because we humans are evil by nature.

Those of us that are Christians are in a CONSTANT battle against evil. We can never rest. We can never stop. We are seeing now the results of being lulled to sleep and ceasing our battle. We are now suffering the consequences of our action through inaction. Yes, inaction IS an action too.

This inaction has to stop. We as Christians are not called to turn our cheeks against evil and ignore it. We are to fight it with everything we have and are. Sometimes that is a spiritual fight and sometimes that is a physical fight, but we are to fight with Christ at our side and in our hearts.

What this inaction has also lead to is the destruction of our Constitution and the rule of law in our Country. This has lead to total ignorance about how we were created and what we once stood for.

In the online conversation I reference above, I saw, as I often do, the pure hatred and ignorance of Christianity and our Constitution. The person I was talking with did everything in their power to destroy Christianity and to prove that it had nothing to do with our Country and our Constitution. Of course they were not able to do that because the facts do not support that. However, what it did highlight, yet again, is the utter ignorance of the Constitution and the Founders intentions contained in it.

Just one statement the person made pretty much summed up their ignorance. They stated 8 out of 10 Ten Commandments were unconstitutional.

There were many other statements but I focus on that one because it shows the depth of ignorance most of the Country exists in concerning the Constitution and our form of government.

What that statement shows is that this person has no concept of the Constitution as written. Notice I said, as written, not as INTERPRETED.

The Constitution was written for one reason, to establish our federal government and place limitations on IT, NOT US.

That one statement exposes the biggest lie that has been taught about our Constitution, that the Constitution applies to we the people. IT DOES NOT except where WE GAVE the federal government SPECIFIC enumerated powers to act on our behalf. In ALL other areas the States and WE THE PEOPLE retain EVERYTHING ELSE. PERIOD. THE END. NO DISCUSSION! Twisting that concept is what has allowed the government to do what they have done and use the Constitution AGAINST us instead of to PROTECT us.

Stop for a moment and ponder that concept in light of the happenings in Baltimore and other places. These ignorant people are actually protesting for the wrong reasons and just don't realize it because of their ignorance. If they only understood the above concept, they might be protesting  but they would be doing it because of what the government TRULY has taken from them, their liberty and freedom.

That one concept, applied as intended,  would negate most, if not all, of the laws that put so many blacks and other needlessly in jail for things made unlawful by a government seeking to support itself and not it's people. If that were done, the shootings by police would not be happening because the police would have very few LEGAL reasons to arrest someone.

Unconstitutional laws would not be in place.

Police would not be militarized, to powerful, and beyond the law.

Government would not be in control of our daily lives.

See how our ignorance and inaction had so damaged us?

Had we been awake and prudent in our protection of our faith and our Constitution we would not be in this situation now. We would not have ignorant young people protesting about the wrong things and placing themselves needlessly in danger for something that never should have happened.

So what's the solution?

As always, ignorance is curable with knowledge.

We must regain our vigilance and take action to provide this knowledge in any way possible. The knowledge of our God and the knowledge of our Founding Documents.

Then and only then can the people of this Country make decisions based on the proper context. Then we will have the knowledge of the standards and principles that made this Country great. Then and ONLY then will we be able to recover and rebuild what we have lost, our liberty and freedom.

The road is long but the time is short.

That's right. There is only one way out of the horrible situations we are in, in America. There also is only one group of people that can facilitate our way out.

That single group of people is Godly pastors.

Our history has proven quite well that when we follow Godly principles we prosper and when we don't, well, look at us now and you have your answer.

Let's use my usual technique to look at why I say this. Let's use some logic and common sense.

At the time of the first American Revolution there was a strong pastoral influence. Many pastors were actively involved in teaching strong Godly standards along with the principles of individual freedom and liberty. There was what was called the Black Robe Brigade. Pastors that were actively involved in the revolution.

Their influence on the people and the politics of that time were huge and undeniable. In my opinion, and I think history bears this out, they were the main reason for our success and the success of the Revolution as a whole.

Look at the French revolution that happened around the same time and the outcome of it. The biggest difference was that their revolution was not based on Godly principles and it turned into something very evil.

The first American Revolution on the other hand, though bloody, as any war is, did not turn into the evil that was seen in the French revolution. The simple reason for that is that we were a Godly people at that time.

So, as is easily seen in those historic examples, and many more if you wish to research them, anytime a people move away from Godly principles, even if they are fighting for a just cause, the end result is not going to be good. Human nature is basically evil. We are the most vicious creature on this planet. If we do not follow Godly principles then it never fails, our most horrible tendencies come to the forefront, especially in times of war. History bears me out on that fact.

So back to my original statement, there is only one way out of our current predicament, Godly pastors MUST lead us.

I hear many state that we must fight for our freedoms. I do not disagree with that assertion but I do disagree with the timing. If we were to fight now, I fear we will go the way of the French revolution and not the way of the First American Revolution. We would likely be trading one tyrant for another because there is not a strong enough Godly force in this Country to keep that from happening.

We are no longer a Godly people as a whole. The American church is as the old saying goes, "luke warm".

Those of us that love our Country and want it to return to what our Founders intended it to be must join with strong and Godly pastors to cause a revival of Godly principles in this Country. Instead of being "luke warm" the American church must be on fire.

Even, those that hate this Country know and realize this. Why else do they work so hard to destroy Christianity and it's principles? They realize if we regain our Godly standards as a Country, they don't have a chance.

So the bottom line is this. If we want our Country to yet again be great, we must get on our knees first. Then we must encourage and follow our strong Godly pastors as they lead the way back.

Pastors, it's time to step up and do your job with boldness and we'll have your backs.

Have you ever asked yourself that question? What is worth dying for?

If you haven't I say it is past time you did and get a definitive answer.

With the things that are happening in the world these days, I think it is a question worth giving some thought to.

If you have not bothered to think about that, then what really is important to you? God? Family? Country? Your stuff?

What REALLY is important enough to you that you would do whatever it took to protect it, up to and including giving your own life?

That is a major problem in America these days. We have no "grounding", no foundation to build that type of commitment on. When this Country was founded, that foundation was Judeo-Christian principles, morals, and ethics. You didn't have to be a "christian" to uphold those principles, you just had to accept them as the standard and generally live by them. THAT is what is so missing in our society today, a standard.

I am so sick and tired of hearing religion, meaning Christianity, torn down. What honestly is so bad about teaching people to be good, loving, and caring to their fellow human beings? REALLY? That's a bad thing?

History shows that if humans don't have something like Christianity to hold on to they will naturally move toward evil practices. It's in our nature. Surprisingly, Christianity teaches about human nature and it's evil side too.

So am I preaching that everyone needs to be Christian? That would be nice and humanity would be much better off but that cannot and will not ever happen. However, I say again, what is so wrong with teaching people to be nicer, kinder, and more loving to each other?

We NEED a standard of behaviour. Without a standard we each "do our own thing" and we see where that is getting us.

So again, I ask, what would you give your life for?

Many will say "my family". Really? Prove it? The proof is in your actions, not words.

Well this is why a "standard" is so important. It give us the foundation and then "intestinal fortitude" to make decisions when we need to make them and then to take action on those decisions.

What are you DOING today that shows you have a standard and are willing to sacrifice yourself for your family?

I'm not saying you should go out and give your life right now needlessly just to prove a point but if you are not doing the things needed to protect your family NOW to the best of your ability, can you honestly say you would when the situation gets really critical?

Everything I have written and will write here has one main underlying theme, take care of yourself and your family to the best of your ability. To hell with the rest until family is taken care of.

If you want to fix the Country, fix your family first.

I believe with all my heart our time is running short for preparing ourselves for the coming hardships. We must do everything in our power to prepare our families to survive. Once the time of survival begins there will be no more time to prepare, it will be day to day survival. Anything you can do now to make that easier is exactly what you must do. It's your job, your responsibility, no one elses, most especially not the government.

We must all do everything we can to become as self sufficient as possible. Anything we have to depend on others to provide us is a weak link in our preparations. No, we will never be able to cover all bases but that should not stop us from trying the closer we get to that goal the better off our families will be.

Look at your individual situation, analyze it, write down the areas that require outside resources. Start with the basics, food, water, shelter, clothing, etc. Then pick somewhere and start. I would suggest the easiest first so you can get it off your list quicker and move on to something else.

Let's take water as an example. Let's say you currently have city water provided by a water line into your house. A relatively easy solution would be to get some barrels and set them up to collect rain water. There are many ways to do this and it's a relatively easy task to accomplish. If you were forced to use the water in them you could boil the water for drinking and use it straight to flush toilets and such. That's a very simplistic explanation and yes, there is a little more to it than that, but you get the idea. It CAN be done with minimal expense and effort but it DOES REQUIRE SOME EFFORT AND ACTION on your part.

That is the point, take ACTION, NOW. Don't wait. Don't put it off. DO IT NOW!

Do the things now that you can so you don't have to possibly sacrifice yourself later by being forced into a situation out of your control. Do it now while you at least have some control over the situation and therefore the outcome too.

So let me rephrase the initial question, is YOUR FAMILY worth giving your life for? If your answer is yes, then start today putting yourself and your family in the best position possible to avoid that being a necessity. To try to avoid having to go out in search of food and water in an area where you may be likely to lose your life doing so if things turn bad.

It's just a decision, YOUR decision. Do you make that decision now, under control, or do you make it when control is taken from you and you are forced to make it under duress because your family is starving or dying of thirst?

As if we need more proof that "We the People" have zero say and impact on national politics, it was again slammed in our faces.

We told the politicians in November we are tired of the ways things are going and we want it to stop.

How did they respond?

They passed a 1.1 trillion budget and gave up all the possible points of strength they could have negotiated from.

We told them since then that we wanted the person most responsible for leading that surrender replaced.

How did they respond?

The reelected him for another two years.

60 percent of us at a minimum, (I think it is higher than that) wanted boehner gone.

If ANYONE needed ANY proof  we no longer matter in national politics you should finally have your definitive answer.

We are merely the ruled. The source for the money to keep the RULERS in power and comfortable. The SERFS!

I we ever needed any more evidence of what I have been saying, that our only option is to withdraw, we now have that evidence.

We must withdraw.

Withdraw consent to be governed by these people.

Withdraw our monies and our energies that support them and keep them in power.

Withdraw our support for companies that support them. Deal with local companies. Even if it costs more in the short term it will save you money in the long term.

Take any support you might have given to ANY national politician and place it will local and State candidates. Get to know them. Make them your focus.

The representative American Republic is dead. Not dying. DEAD! Waste no more resources in that area.

At this point, if we do not strengthen our State and local governments they will not be able to withstand the onslaught of what is coming.

The States are the only thing standing between us and the federal juggernaut.

That, after, all is how this Country was created and designed to be. In order of importance it was supposed to be the people, the State, and lastly the federal government. The States were always intended to be the intermediary between us and the federal government.

It is time we force our State governments to take up that position and do their job. They operate from a position of strength, even if they don't currently believe it or accept it.

If the States do not or will not stand up for us, then we are left with only one option, to stand for ourselves.

We should at least make the attempt to get our States to stand for us. Some of us might be successful and if so others will follow.

I feel time is short though. There are so many things that could bring all this down around our ears very quickly. Fortunately, any progress we can make in our States will help us when things do collapse since the States are closer to us.

So,bottom line? Write off national politics and go local.

This makes sense to me, more than anything I have read in quite some time. Even though I know in the long run it will not have any real affect on the end game that we face. It would still be nice to see some backbone and courage shown for a change.

The Last Resort: Replace John Boehner

Crominbus was the last straw. Conservatives are now absolutely livid at the RINO Establishment. Rarely, if ever, has such an unmistakable voter mandate been so brazenly nullified before the newly elected could even take office. Calls escalate to "end" the Republican Party because conservatives cannot change it. By contrast, Rush Limbaugh, while lamenting that "the losers in the last election [got] pretty much everything they want[ed]," nevertheless rejects the third party call: "taking over the Republican Party is better."

Sarah Palin protests that what House Speaker John Boehner and 162 Republican "yahoos" did "stinks to high heaven," for which Rep. Gohmert expects Boehner to be rewarded with Democrat votes for speaker. Palin declares open season on RINOs, including replacing Boehner. Conservatives find it especially galling -- and intolerable -- to have a Speaker who (a) shows utter contempt for the representatives whose election resulted in his ascension to power; and (b) does everything he can to subvert the wishes, interests and values of these representatives and their constituents.

It could take years replace or seize control of the Republican Party, by which time everything this country has stood for could be destroyed. However, there is a clearly viable short term strategy. Oust Boehner from the speakership -- now!

If the 2014 and 2010 elections are to have any meaning at all, if all the work and promises made to elect Republican majorities in both houses of Congress are not to be completely nullified, replacing Boehner must be considered the top priority. (Although Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell deserves recognition for his zealous defense of freedom of speech, he too should be replaced because he is a RINO stooge, as Andrew McCarthy makes plain. However, due to different House and Senate procedures, what follows is confined to Boehner.)

RINO Methods

The RINO modus operandi is crystal clear. First, RINOs savagely and falsely smear conservatives who offer a choice in Republican primaries, even courting Democrat votes with classic shameless Democrat-style race-baiting.

Second, after working and spending vast sums to defeat conservatives in primaries, the Establishment demands that conservatives support RINOs in general elections because Democrats are allegedly worse and conservatives have no place else to go. After the lame-duck effrontery the country just suffered, defiant RINO nullification of an election won by candidates who campaigned on the appeal and strength of conservative promises, the "lesser evil" siren song has lost a lot of its appeal.

Third, and most important, while demanding conservative "lesser evil" support for RINO nominees, the Establishment often does not reciprocate. Nor are RINOs content to remain mute about their distaste for conservative nominees. Instead, RINOs feel free to trash conservative Republican nominees. Then Establishment "experts" pontificate that conservative candidates can't win general elections because they are incompetent, too extreme and just plain nuts. Obviously, when a conservative primary winner has to fight not only a Democrat opponent but also malicious attacks by those supposed to be on his or her own side, it is grossly unfair to declare him or her unelectable.

The Lesson: Turnabout Is Fair Play

Read the rest at American Thinker

It's well worth the time.

Time is short so contact your conservative representatives is you have them and encourage them to "play hardball" and show the establishment traitors they mean business. Yes, traitors. They have sold their Country into slavery with their actions and Boehner is the leader.

There should be absolutely no discussion needed about this. The way Boehner do US and his fellow representatives out by giving the democrats everything they wanted without even a fight is way beyond even reprehensible. He lied to his own party members so they should have absolutely no problem with doing whatever it takes to see him gone NOW.

My posts over the past few days and weeks have shown a definite change in my mindset I believe.

For quite some time now I have definitely felt there is no turning back what we have done to our Country. I say WE, because it is the fault of us all. The ones that have taken actions to destroy this Country and the ones that have taken no action to save it from them. We have listened to their lies and fallen for all their deceit. I recently read an article by a woman who runs a really nice blog named Rural Revolution. She also writes for World Net Daily. Her article is here.

Her name is Patrice Lewis and she hits the nail on the head. The article is a big picture of what we have been force fed for years now and expected to believe without question. Anyone with half a brain now knows the government lies more than they tell the truth. Common sense tells us that what they say cannot possibly be true. Math doesn't lie and the math of their figures and reality just doesn't add up.

So, as we enter the new year of 2015, I believe that is the thing that is more important to us all, to truly be preparing for the new year and beyond.

Whatever that means to you is what you should do. Whatever that meaning is though, it must mean taking action. The time for sitting idle and waiting is past. If no action is taken now, you have no one but yourself to blame. You have been warned repeatedly. The facts have been presented plainly. This is not fear mongering. This is pure history at work and history DOES repeat.

I personally have resigned myself to the fact there is no recovering from where we are. We've gone too far down the rabbit hole to turn around.

What that means though is a positive actually. It means we now can devote all our energies to getting ready for what is coming, whatever that is and however severe it is. We can prepare and face it head on. That's the way Americans REALLY handle situations like this.

I will continue to cuss and discuss current events as they occur, however, my main focus will be on helping you think and use common sense to prepare you and your families for what lies ahead of us. We can't completely know what to expect but we can make some common sense assumptions based on history. If we prepare using common sense tactics, we will not be wasting our precious time and resources.

As an example, I have said that reading and gaining knowledge is one way to prepare. How can that be a bad thing even if nothing bad ever happens to you? It has a positive affect with little to no negative affects.

That is the way I will be approaching this with you. It's the way I'm doing things and I certainly don't have time, funds, or energy to waste so I will not suggest you do any different. My way is certainly not the only way to do things. It's just my way.

My hope is that I give you some guidance, some things to make you think, some things I do that I know work for me and my family. Take what you can use and leave the rest. However you do things and whatever you do, just use good old common sense and you'll be much further ahead of most other people in the Country.

From today forward I will move this discussion to the Self Sufficient Living Section of the blog so please check over there for more and expanded information. I will try to do at least one daily post there, sometimes more. I will separate them into different sections to make reference easier.

I sincerely believe that God will bless those that try to do the right things for their families. Those blessings might not be initially evident when you are in the midst of hard times but they will be there. I urge you to pray for guidance and wisdom. I do so myself everyday.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

We all need those special family times. As we move into the period of history I see us moving in to those times will become even more special and needed.

On a personal note, I have been blessed with two wonderful and wise Christian parents. They are both what I would call traditional godly parents. They have tried through the years to teach us right and wrong, not just by their words but mainly by their actions.

Over the past few years, I have enjoyed many very deep and enlightening conversations with them. My father has been a minister since the mid 1970's. Not only does he have biblical knowledge, he has what I will call worldly knowledge and common sense logic. I claim whatever of those skills I have came from him and his teachings.

The day after Christmas this year I went over to their house to help clean up after the family gathering Christmas night. As usual mom already had most of it done. That's just her way. The house is clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy she says. It certainly never stays messy for very long though.

Anyways, as is often the case, dad and I began a rather deep discussion. I generally begin the discussion with some question about something I have been pondering. This time it was a question about how humans have or have not changed since the old testament times.

I consider myself somewhat of a student of human nature. So my point was that I did not believe we were any different overall as individuals. He made some points that were extremely thought provoking to me. I'll paraphrase and share some of his common sense logic with you.

1. There has always been and always will be a struggle of good and evil.

2. If you follow bloodlines through the bible and history, many times you see the lines mainly adhering to either good or evil. In the bible, Abraham's direct lineage stayed mostly on the side of good and followed God. Ishmael's lineage, Abraham's son by a concubine, tended to evil. Sin begets sin and evil begets evil he said. As certain lineages grew more powerful they were able to influence either a turn to good or a turn to evil. Yes, humans DO make a choice to be evil just like they make a choice to be good. It's called free will. We aren't God's robots. Although, history does show that certainly lineages have the tendency to either good or evil.

3. Periods of history show one side or the other having dominance at different times.

4. We are moving into a period of evil being dominate for several reasons. The biggest one is that western civilization is shrinking. We are not having enough children to stay ahead of the death curve. So in essence our "good" culture is literally dying.

The end point of our conversation and the point I want to make here is that humans are still humans. Nothing throughout our entire history on this planer has ever truly changed, it just goes in a circle. It's just human nature.

Knowing that helps us to know the future with almost total certainty. No we can't know the time line for sure but we definitely can know what's coming based on what has happened in the past.

In the old testament, Israel constantly had cycles of good and evil. They would turn to God and prosper, then turn away from God and suffer, many times horribly.

Whether you believe in God or not. Whether you believe what we discussed about lineages and "God's people" or not.

In this situation that doesn't matter and it doesn't change the facts of history and human nature. When humans turn TO good, they prosper, when they turn away from good, they suffer. THAT IS THE POINT!

We are in one of those periods of turning AWAY from good/God right now. So, at some point, history tells us it will catch up to us and we will suffer the consequences for our actions.

No one on this earth knows how long we have before we "hit the wall" but it's coming faster and faster  with every passing day.

What better reason do we have to take whatever actions we can to protect and prepare our families first and then our Country is possible.

Today is the time to make your decision to take action. Take at least one step toward being more self sufficient today.

We MUST be continuing the withdrawal of our consent to be governed on a daily basis. It's the only semi-peaceful option we have left. Meaning we will do it peacefully if the government will allow us. That's doubtful of course.

The Reason for the Season

Luke 2, 1-20

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

I wish you all a blessed and joyous Christmas. Take time to enjoy the true meaning of the season and share that time with friends and family.

We're all going to need strong, vibrant, loving families in the coming days. Begin today building and/or strengthening those bonds.

God bless!