My Thoughts on Proper Governance

Posted: August 18, 2012 by sjdixierose in Uncategorized
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by Shirley Jean Dobler

I can not in good conscious support a philosophy based on covetousness and theft. It is offensive to me when people look to government as they would to God, as if dancing before the golden calf. I feel that the slaughter of the innocent and particularly partial birth abortion is immoral, compared to which “water boarding” is a spa treatment.

I cannot in good conscious support elected representatives who propose legislation that is a violation of the constitution and it does not matter to me whose “side” they are on.

The proper responsibility of government is to provide a frame work of justice when life, property or liberty is violated and to help protect our borders. So it only follows that I do not believe you can “provide for the public good” by violating rights of law abiding citizens to life, liberty and pursuit of property.

Sir William Blackstone, quotes about Constitution: ”The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual’s private rights.”

To me a campaign promise to only tax the rich is immoral. People should be taxed equally and it would be a VERY small amount if government was constrained from doing things it should not do. Taxation should be a fee for services rendered. Government should provide infrastructure and make sure the playing field is safe and that the rules are fair (like for instance, interstate commerce)

Alabama, Declaration of Rights Article I Section 35, quotes about Constitution: “That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression.”

We are the people, and we should all take the time to read and reread our constitution and other freedom documents and understand the principles upon which our nation was founded.

John Adams 2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence wrote this on June 28, 1813, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson. “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”

It is the responsibility of We the People to hold politicians and government in check, and not give up core values and principle for entitlement programs or any other enticement.

John Hancock, first Signer of the Declaration of Independence
“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.” –History of the United States of America, Vol. II, p. 229.

The government does not create wealth, whatever comes from the government has to be taken from those who create. I believe it is immoral and stupid to continue punishing those who provide jobs and keep the economy moving. The parable of the talents comes to mind. Matthew 25: 14-29

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
From the Ten Cannots by The Reverend William John Henry Boetcker originally published the in 1916 in a leaflet entitled “Lincoln on private property.” One side had words by Abraham Lincoln, the other side had the “Cannots” that Rev. Boetcker wrote. It was republished by the Inside Publishing Company in 1917 and 1938. Rev. Boetcker lived from 1873 to 1962, was raised in Erie, PA and ordained in Brooklyn, NY. “We reach the Outside from the Inside” from:


Restoring our Foundation

Posted: August 10, 2012 by sjdixierose in Uncategorized
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We must restore our foundation.

“..and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand..” Matthew 7:25-26 (NKJ)

Our problems are rooted in the fact that we, as a nation, have turned to the godstate and away from God.

How can we reclaim and restore what has been lost?

1. We must take a stand on the principles of godly government which means NOT supporting anyone no matter which party they represent when their actions and views are contrary to that.  Big government is by definition, ungodly government because it takes over the responsibilities of church, family, and individual.

2. NULLIFY the national, no longer federal government by taking a stand at state levels.

3. Support conservatives and root out the national socialists at state level where, because they are closer to we the people, it is easier to know them and to make an impact.

We must educate, teach and convert concerning our inalienable rights, our Christian roots and the concept of proper government according to Romans 13… no king but King Jesus.

We would need volunteers to research candidates in their states and localities and we would have them sign a pledge to nullify any and all unconstitutional actions by the federal government. We can work with other groups like the tea party, citizens united, freedom works etc….

We could have pledges for voters to only vote for candidates who meet the criteria of a Godly government candidate in words and deeds in every other situation write in none of the above. There will never be ANY change in the leftward march as long as we fall in line for the establishment. NEVER… they are laughing at the enablers.

We MUST restore our foundation or it does not matter who is in office… we will continue down the road to serfdom. The political paradigm will continue to be pushed farther and farther left.

We the people must understand the PROPER role of the different levels of government, civil, church family and individual. Even most Christians do not understand that government has taken over the dominion of God.

This would be a long term project and I cannot do this by myself, but I believe it is the only way to reclaim and restore our nation.

shirley jean

Every law abiding person should be able to carry. Like in Switzerland, every adult should have a weapon and be trained to use it. Until it was amended the Tennessee state constitution allowed for a tax on every adult male who did not arm themselves and accept the responsibly of self defense. You are naive if you think the government can protect you.
The theatre in Colorado was a gun free zone which meant that the murderer could feel secure there would be no return fire. In the next couple of weeks I am going to the court house in Venango County PA and get my conceal carry permit. If I encounter a ‘gun free zone’ I will not give that establishment my business because they encourage and facilitate thugs and hamstring the victims. They might as well hand out targets for potential victims to wear on their backs with the ticket stubs.Why do you think school zones attract those intent on murder? It is because they are ‘gun-free zones’ and only law abiding people care about rules and laws… the sort of folks who would never commit murder are not allowed to defend themselves.This nation has become a place where thugs and deviants are put on a pedestal and victims trampled. We have become a nation of sheep and cowards, the perfect set up for the wolves who feed on us.

It is our responsibility to defend ourselves and loved ones. Those who conspire to remove that feeling of responsibility or remove the means to fulfill that responsibility are either stupid or evil. In the instance of political gun grabbers like Mayor Bloomburg, Obama, the Clintons, and other nefarious politicians their intentions are EVIL pure and simple. EVIL.

Remember almost 100 million victims of gun control in the last century alone.


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The greatest threat to mankind and civilization is the spread of the totalitarian philosophy. Its best ally is not the devotion  of its followers but the confusion of its enemies. To fight it, we must understand it.

Totalitarianism is collectivism. Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group — whether to a race, class or  state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of  what is called “the common good.´´

Throughout history, no tyrant ever rose to power except on the claim of representing “the common good.´´ Napoleon “served the  common good´´ of France. Hitler is “serving the common good´´ of Germany. Horrors which no man would dare consider for his own  selfish sake are perpetrated with a clear conscience by “altruists´´ who justify themselves by-the common good.

No tyrant has ever lasted long by force of arms alone. Men have been enslaved primarily by spiritual weapons. And the greatest  of these is the collectivist doctrine that the supremacy of the state over the individual constitutes the common good. No  dictator could rise if men held as a sacred faith the conviction that they have inalienable rights of which they cannot be  deprived for any cause whatsoever, by any man whatsoever, neither by evildoer nor supposed benefactor.

This is the basic tenet of individualism, as opposed to collectivism. Individualism holds that man is an independent entity  with an inalienable right to the pursuit of his own happiness in a society where men deal with one another as equals.

The American system is founded on individualism. If it is to survive, we must understand the principles of individualism and  hold them as our standard in any public question, in every issue we face. We must have a positive credo, a clear consistent  faith.

We must learn to reject as total evil the conception that the common good is served by the abolition of individual rights.  General happiness cannot be created out of general suffering and self-immolation. The only happy society is one of happy  individuals. One cannot have a healthy forest made up of rotten trees.

The power of society must always be limited by the basic, inalienable rights of the individual.

The right of liberty means man’s right to individual action, individual choice, individual initiative and individual property.  Without the right to private property no independent action is possible.

The right to the pursuit of happiness means man’s right to live for himself, to choose what constitutes his own, private,  personal happiness and to work for its achievement. Each individual is the sole and final judge in this choice. A man’s  happiness cannot be prescribed to him by another man or by any number of other men.

These rights are the unconditional, personal, private, individual possession of every man, granted to him by the fact of his  birth and requiring no other sanction. Such was the conception of the founders of our country, who placed individual rights  above any and all collective claims. Society can only be a traffic policeman in the intercourse of men with one another.

From the beginning of history, two antagonists have stood face to face, two opposite types of men: the Active and the Passive.  The Active Man is the producer, the creator, the originator, the individualist. His basic need is independence — in order to  think and work. He neither needs nor seeks power over other men — nor can he be made to work under any form of compulsion.  Every type of good work — from laying bricks to writing a symphony — is done by the Active Man. Degrees of human ability vary,  but the basic principle remains the same: the degree of a man’s independence and initiative determines his talent as a worker  and his worth as a man.

The Passive Man is found on every level of society, in mansions and in slums, and his identification mark is his dread of  independence. He is a parasite who expects to be taken care of by others, who wishes to be given directives, to obey, to  submit, to be regulated, to be told. He welcomes collectivism, which eliminates any chance that he might have to think or act  on his own initiative.

When a society is based on the needs of the Passive Man it destroys the Active; but when the Active is destroyed, the Passive  can no longer be cared for. When a society is based on the needs of the Active Man, he carries the Passive ones along on his  energy and raises them as he rises, as the whole society rises. This has been the pattern of all human progress.

Some humanitarians demand a collective state because of their pity for the incompetent or Passive Man. For his sake they wish  to harness the Active. But the Active Man cannot function in harness. And once he is destroyed, the destruction of the Passive  Man follows automatically. So if pity is the humanitarians’ first consideration, then in the name of pity, if nothing else,  they should leave the Active Man free to function, in order to help the Passive. There is no other way to help him in the long  run.

The history of mankind is the history of the struggle between the Active Man and the Passive, between the individual and the  collective. The countries which have produced the happiest men, the highest standards of living and the greatest cultural  advances have been the countries where the power of the collective — of the government, of the state — was limited and the  individual was given freedom of independent action. As examples: The rise of Rome, with its conception of law based on a  citizen’s rights, over the collectivist barbarism of its time. The rise of England, with a system of government based on the  Magna Carta, over collectivist, totalitarian Spain. The rise of the United States to a degree of achievement unequaled in  history — by grace of the individual freedom and independence which our Constitution gave each citizen against the collective.

While men are still pondering upon the causes of the rise and fall of civilizations, every page of history cries to us that  there is but one source of progress: Individual Man in independent action. Collectivism is the ancient principle of savagery. A savage’s whole existence is ruled by the leaders of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.

We are now facing a choice: to go forward or to go back.

Collectivism is not the “New Order of Tomorrow.´´ It is the order of a very dark yesterday. But there is a New Order of  Tomorrow. It belongs to Individual Man — the only creator of any tomorrows humanity has ever been granted.

The Only Path To Tomorrow by Ayn Rand US (Russian-born) novelist (1905 – 1982) from Readers Digest, January 1944, pp. 88-90

On The Road to Tyranny

Posted: June 27, 2012 by sjdixierose in Uncategorized
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“Doctors are not servants of their patients, they are traders like everyone else in a free society and they should bear that title proudly considering the crucial importance of the services they offer.” – Ayn Rand

Under socialism people are a liability, under capitalism people are an asset. Under socialized medicine the patient is an expensive nuisance, in a medical free market the patient is a customer and so an opportunity to make money and improve your trade.

We have not had a free market in the medical field in a VERY long time. We already have socialized medicine and the problems we are experiencing are a direct result of that. Our care is and has been determined by either government or insurance bureaucrats. If you have anything unusual like lyme disease you will have to outside the system to get effective treatment, otherwise you get the bureaucratic shuffle.

The political elite know the problems they have created will not be solved with more of the same poison that caused them and they do not care. This issue it is not about medical care but expanding government into every nook and cranny of our lives. Soon we will be huddled in the corner like Winston in 1984 for a tiny bit of privacy and if you do get a broken leg your politics will determine if you get it set or if you have to rely on sticks and duct tape.

It doesn’t matter if obamacare is overturned, because we already have government controlled healthcare and the sheeple love it because they are not directly responsible for the bill…. they are too indoctrinated to understand that if you are not directly responsible then you are also not in control.

Even if obamacare is overturned and obamanation is thrown out of office we have romneycare waiting in the wings.

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Tyranny is the path we are on.

Obama Lawyer Admits Birth Certificate Is A Forgery

I maybe jumping the gun, but I don;t think so. We are about to see history in the making after “the biggest biggest scandals in the history of the United States, the Obama administration itself has now virtually admitted to High Crimes and Misdemeanors and to deceiving the public into believing a lie that was ironically intended to distract awareness from the actual issue that truly determines his eligibility, or lack thereof”.

This is Big News.

Link  —  Posted: April 20, 2012 by Ken Layman in Uncategorized