and have nothing better to do with my time (I ownand run two business, am heavily involved withchurch activities, family life, etc., etc., etc.).No, the best way to describe why I am sacri-ficing my time to write for, produce, and distributethis newsletter is that I just feel the need. I grewup in a politically active home. I have always felta love for, and a desire to do what I can to upholdthe values that this great nation espouses. How-ever, I have recently watched helplessly as ourcountry has cast off her traditional values andfallen deeper into the pit of wickedness andsocialism. The past three years have brought tome an even stronger, and more pressing, inner-call to stop just observing and do something.Something (or more accurately, Someone) is justmoving me and I cannot ignore the tugginganymore.Recently, I have spent every spare moment,reading about and educating myself on important,foundational topics. I find myself constantlydrawn to The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, The Federalists and Anti-FederalistPapers, History books, and anything the FoundingFathers wrote or studied themselves. The more Ieducate myself on what this Country should be,the more I realize that this Country is no longer.That realization is both startling, enraging, andempowering all at once. I feel sorry for what wehave lost, but feel the war is not over, and I mustrise up and do my part!Just as the Revolutionary War was won, not atBunker Hill, or the North Bridge of Concord, oreven on the Lexington Green, but in the forests,homes, fields, and hiding places between thosehistoric places; I believe the war to win back ourfreedoms and liberties will be won at the grass-roots level. This is just one of my many weaponsin this war. What is yours?I think our Constitution is hanging as it wereby a thread, but I believe with all of my soul thatPatriots like you and I will rise up and save it. Wemust save it! Friends, it is time to save ourConstitution, save our Liberties, and preserve theNation that God Himself called a “PromisedLand.” I invite you to join us!
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Next time you hear about the“redistribution of wealth” and “universal”health care, remember, there is no freelunch. It means that those who don’t wantto work will now be eating off of your plate,comrade.Oh, I almost forgot, what does “Atale of two cows” have to do with thisarticle? Well, my mother explained thedifferences between Capitalism, Socialism,and Communism to me this way:
means that if you have twocows, the government takes one andgives it to someone who doesn’t haveone.
means that the govern-ment takes both your cows, and givesyou a little milk.
means you have the right tosell one of your cows and buy a bull!
brighter, than the memories of my children.But how will they remember me? What willthey recall of their Dad? Will it be how muchmoney I made, or how much time I spent withthem? Will it be what I owned, or what I shared?When they needed me, was I there, or “gone onimportant business”?The most important thing you will ever giveyour children is your time. Teach them, play with
By Derek Stephens
“No success can compensate for failure in thehome”.
David O McKay’s famous statement should serveto remind us all of our highest priority and responsi-bility. Of all the things I will be called in this life(bite your tongue dear reader!), “Dad” is the mostimportant title I’ll wear. In the twilight of my years,no memories will be fonder, and none will burn
SOMETHING JUST MOVED MEA TALE OF TWO COWS
TIME YOU WILL TREASURE
The Muster Drum
“If the federal governmentshould overpass the just boundsof its authority and make atyrannical use of its powers, thepeople, whose creature it is,must appeal to the standardthey have formed, and take suchmeasures to redress the injurydone to the Constitution as theexigency may suggest andprudence justify.”
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“The science of govern-ment it is my duty to study,more than all other sci-ences; the arts of legisla-tion and administrationand negotiation ought totake the place of, indeedexclude, in a manner, allother arts. I must studypolitics and war, that oursons may have liberty tostudy mathematics andphilosophy. Our sonsought to study mathematicsand philosophy, geogra-phy, natural history andnaval architeture, naviga-tion, commerce and agri-culture in order to give theirchildren a right to studypainting, poetry, music,architecture, statuary, tap-estry and porcelain."
them, love them while they’reyours. I promise you’ll neverregret it. When the things of thisworld fade away, you will be leftwith a Treasure...and so will they.
WHO AM I? ANSWERS: 1) George Washington 2) Paul Revere 3) Samuel Adams4) Patrick Henry 5) Thomas Jefferson 6) Isaac Davis 7) Sons of Liberty 8) Concord9) Valley Forge