History in Pictures (The Bin Laden Photos)

History is taught in pictures, from cave drawings to paintings, from portraits to photographs, from hieroglyphics to video. Every picture tells many stories, that story is determined by the person viewing the picture.

Currently, there is a heated debate going on around the world on whether the Obama administration should release the pictures related to the recent killing of Osama Bin Laden.

The point that should be made is that history is taught in pictures and the quote from George Santayana “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. We need to teach the history of tomorrow in the same way we need to learn history of yesterday, and that is with pictures.

Would you consider yourself a terrorist

Would you consider yourself a terrorist?

The Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security (POHS) web-site states “Domestic terrorism involves groups or individuals whose terrorist activities are directed at elements of our government or population without foreign direction.” It also states “Terrorists often use threats to create fear among the public, to try to convince citizens that their government is powerless to prevent terrorism, and to get immediate publicity for their causes.”

10th Amendment protects against government overreach

Written on: 5/8/10

The state of our commonwealth and nation has distanced itself so far from its founding, meaning and purpose, that we can only watch as our lives change, liberty is challenged and the pursuit of happiness becomes harder to obtain.

Our nation was built on the idea of giving power to the people, but today it has eroded to only benefit elected officials, regardless of party affiliation.

Each day both the Republicans and Democrats promise change, but both deliver only larger and more powerful central government while spending taxpayer money at alarming rates.

The people who in 1776 fought to free their children from taxation and political corruption wrote the document that was intended to prevent their children’s children from having to face the fight they were battling.

They envisioned that corruption would return and so created a system of checks and balances, which were supposed to maintain the power of the people. The Founding Fathers were not politicians, they were public servants.

My Open Letter to the Campaign for Liberty

Mr. Tate,

In the 21 days this month you have sent me four e-mails requesting money to help your campaigns outside of Pennsylvania.  In addition to the four e-mails you sent, that e-mail was forwarded to me from 15 other lists within Pennsylvania, so for the 64th time this month, I know you want money from Pennsylvania to spend on campaigns outside of our Commonwealth.

Let’s rewind.  As a State Coordinator for the Ron Paul 2008 campaign, I was invited to an invitation only event the day before the Rally for the Republic kicked off.  This event we were promised openness and transparency.  It was said that bylaws and the creation of Campaign for Liberty would come from the people that put it so much to make the campaign the success it was.  This meeting turned into disgust when microphones were turned off and the questions we had were not answered.  We wanted an organization that stood firm on the fight for liberty.