George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation


The BEST OF JOHN JACOB H: Re-posted November 2011 and 2012

[New York, 3 October 1789]

By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor–and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be–That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks–for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation–for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in thecourse and conclusion of the late war–for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed–for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted–for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions–to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually–to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed–to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness onto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord–To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us–and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

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Stowers Food Raid Update- Seized Food To Be Returned

Of all the sinister intrustions and usurpations of Government over the past few decades, the War On Food must rank among the most bizarre.

Included below are updates for the Stowers Family Saga which began almost exactly a year ago and some other background and explanatory links.

All posts can be found in the category Ohio-Stowers Food Raid. (CLICK LINK HERE)
Tantalizing Excerpt:

A Family Finally Gets Their Food Back
By Lynn Walsh
October 8, 2009

A family in northeast Ohio is rejoicing today after a judge has ordered the government to return their food to their home. It was almost a year ago, in December of 2008, that the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Lorain County General Health District raided the Stowers home in Lagrange, Ohio. Officers, dressed in S.W.A.T gear, swarmed their small family farm searching for food they believed was being sold unlawfully.


Recall North Carolina Senator Kay Hagen Poll



Raleigh Constituent sends us his idea for a Recall Senator Kay Hagen Poll

Vote today!

North Carolina: Would you vote in a special recall election to remove Senator Kay Hagen from office based on her support for Unconstitutional Government Destruction of the American Healthcare system?

Why Wait For 2010?? RECALL NOW!

Enough already! Move these people off their game now!

People laughed when I proposed an “Impeach The President-Elect” bumpersticker.

Few laugh now.

The effort alone should change the dynamics of the current debate.

If you live in a State without a recall provision for elected representatives, start a petition to pass recall legislation.

Let them know you really are roused and ready to riot!

Here are 18 states with provisions for recall: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.

Get to work! Now!

Here is an example from the Great State Of Montana.


Tantalizing excerpt:

To: People of Montana
Petition to Potentially Recall U.S. Senator Max Baucus, (D) Montana

This petition is to survey the population of registered Montana voters who may have interest in recalling Senator Max Baucus from his elected position as senior US Senator from Montana. The recall of elected officials is allowed under Montana law, pursuant to Montana Code 2-16-603, on the grounds of physical or mental lack of fitness, incompetence, violation of oath of office, official misconduct, or conviction of certain felony offenses.

Holy Moly! Start Your Own Porcupine 411!


Readers of this blog know I have long admired from afar the activities of New Hampshire “Free Staters”.

One of the best ideas they have had is an emergency communications network dubbed Porcupine 411. ( For details CLICK LINK HERE or HERE. )

Now I learn they want to spread their idea nationwide. God Bless them!

Here is an opportunity for Three Percenters or Oath Keepers or the Unorganized Militia or even your garden variety activist to make a real difference.

Tantalizing Excerpt:

Start Your Own Porcupine 411

Bringing people together.

Whether it’s to document police misconduct, rescue a stranded traveler, or simply to get together for dinner, Porcupine 411 has proved itself indispensable in helping people connect and improve their activism. Now you can bring Porcupine 411 to your local organization, activist group, or geographic area.

We handle all of the technical aspects of Porcupine 411 for you, letting you focus on your activism.

No Fort Sumters? You Betcha!


Mike Vanderboegh beats the drum once again about the dangers of a contemporary “Fort Sumter”. CLICK LINK HERE

Fort Sumter marked a pivotal point in Constitutional History and deserves study. But the devil, as always, is in the details. There are many similarities with today’s political environment and an equal number of differences.

Fort Sumter was a crisis that evolved over many weeks and two Presidential Administrations. Ultimately, the garrison at Fort Sumter was besieged by rogue Governmental Entities who acted under color of law and imprisoned the occupants.

However, consider this significant difference: In contemporary America rogue government operators who act under color of law gave no quarter to women and children in the garrison at Waco, Texas or the outpost at Ruby Ridge.

In the kinder, gentler time of The War Between The States, relief for the women and children in the garrison at Fort Sumter was successfully negotiated and they were given safe passage from the area of hostilities.

Not so for the unlucky women and children at the Davidian Garrison in Waco, Texas or “Timmy and Lassie” (Sammy Weaver and his dog Striker) at the mountaintop outpost of Ruby Ridge.

They were ruthlessly assaulted and given no quarter either under the Constitution or The Rules Of War.

So for me the message of Fort Sumter is very clear: Rogue Government Operations under color of law need to cease immediately lest the legitimate Constitutional Government of the United States (We, The People) rouse the countryside to ride to the assistance of their fellow Americans and halt any abuse of power in their immediate vicinity.

It matters not if the official description of these illegal activities is “SWAT Team Warrant Service” or Roadside “Checkpoint Charlie” or even a “Fixit Traffic Stop”.

In any case it is certainly not the job of We, The Abused to walk on eggshells lest we somehow be condemned for our righteous wrath when They, The Abusers are unpunished, unrepentant and unrestrained.

If that is the message of Mike Vanderboegh he must be ignored.

Miniature Fort Sumters occur around us all every day, from the unprovoked SWAT assault on a completely innocent family based on the undocumented testimony of a “Confidential Informant” CLICK LINK HERE to the unprovoked investigation of a family for “illegal food sales”.CLICK LINK HERE or CLICK LINK HERE

They all share the same common theme: Rogue Government Entities randomly abuse at will, while the abused continue to live in fear of arbitrary assault.

If there is any correct interpretation of the meaning of Fort Sumter it is that We, The People of the Constitutional Government of the United States must halt the illegal activities of illegitimate Governmental Entities where ever they occur.

Any other interpretation is simply wrong.

Real Gunfights: Marksmanship

Great, great commentary. Must read blog!!!

Tantalizing Excerpt:
As flintlock riflemen can pump out a maximum of only four shots per minute, it is obvious that Vietnam troopers have 75 times the firepower of the flintlock riflemen of the Revolution.

This is in terms of muzzle statistics.

In terms of target statistics, the flintlock shooter has four times the firepower of the M16 user because he has the skill to make every shot hit and the M16 user cannot hit more than once per minute.



Holy Moly! Is Your Elected Official “DULY SWORN”???

When elected officials are criminals, only criminals will be elected as officials. Claire Wolfe call your office.

Free Republic Discussion Link CLICK HERE