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06/20/04

I would much rather live in a Republic than a Democracy because in the former the basic rights of the citizen are clearly defined, protected and unchangable; where in the latter, they can be changed at any time on the mere whim or trend of the day. --Al Colombo

"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine." -- Thomas Jefferson

6/19/04

...the man shows little wisdom and a low sense of duty who fails to see that love of country is one of the elemental virtues, even though scoundrels play upon it for their own selfish ends; and, inasmuch as abuses continually grow up in civic life as in all other kinds of life, the statesman is indeed a weakling who hesitates to reform these abuses because the word "reform" is often on the lips of men who are silly or dishonest."

True Americanism
Theodore Roosevelt
American Ideals and Other Essays
(c)G.P. Putnam's Sons



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06/20/04

Did you know that there truly is a difference, a major difference, between a "democracy" and a "republic"?

A Republic bases its power upon the community as a whole, in this case through representatives of a central government. Changes may be somewhat slow to come, by way of laws, but this effectively guards society against sudden mood swings and emotional outbursts on the part of the majority, which could, in a democratic state, change the face of an entire country over night. This buffer, or protection was long ago accomplished through a document we call the United States Constitution.

"The Founders of the Constitution laid the cornerstone of our national republic." --Joseph Story

To further demonstrate that there is a fundamental difference between a republic and democracy, let us examine the definition of "repbulic," as cited by Websters New Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged, ©1951, page 1,444:

REPUBLIC
A commonwealth; a state in which the exercise of the sovereign power is lodged in representatives elected by the people. In modern usage, it differs from a democracy or democratic state, in which the people exercise the powers of the sovereignty directly."

"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine." -- Thomas Jefferson

6/19/04

Many years ago, with the help of a true, blue member of the American Citizen Militia, I was able to publish an extensive list of potential internment camps. Taking a core base of 200, furnished by my militia friend, we asked Americans in general to keep their eyes and ears open and an ear to the ground. The result was a continual flow of information, pictures, and possibilities. At the close of the Clinton regime, I then passed that list to another individual to be placed on his own web site for safe keeping, be it ever needed.

The following is a continuation of the growing list of possible internment facilities. Like so many, however, this one allegedly is under construction and is manned by foreign troops. This comes by way of the Don Stacey Report. To read more about it, Click Here

Al Colombo, GKO Publisher

6/19/04

When Freedom, from her mountain-height,
     Unfurled her standard to the air,
She tore the azure robe of night,
     And set the stars of glory there;
She mingled with its gorgeous dyes
The milky baldric of the skies,
And striped its pure, celestial white
With streakings of the morning light;
Then, from his mansion in the sun,
She called her eagle-bearer down,
And gave into his mighty hand
The symbol of her chosen land.

Majestic monarch of the cloud!
     Who rear'st aloft thy regal form,
To hear the tempest-trumpings loud,
And see the lightning lances driven,
     When strive the warriors of the storm,
And rolls the thunder-drum of heaven;--
Child of the sun! to thee 't is given
     To guard the banner of the free,
To hover in the sulphur smoke,
To ward away the battle stroke,
And bid its blendings shine afar,
Like rainbows on the cloud of war,
     The harbingers of victory!

Flag of the brave! thy folds shall fly,
The sign of hope and triumph hight!
When speaks the signal-trumpet tone,
And the long line comes gleaming on,
Ere yet the life-blood, warm and wet,
Has dimmed the glistening bayonet,
Each soldier's eye shall brightly turn
To where thy sky-born glories burn,
And, as his springing steps advance,
Catch war and vengeance from the glance,
And when the cannon-mouthings loud
Heave in wild wreaths the battle shroud,
And gory sabers rise and fall,
Like shoots of flame on midnight's pall,
Then shall thy meteor glances glow,
And cowering foes shall sink beneath
Each gallant arm, that strikes below
That lovely messenger of death.

Flag of the seas! on ocean's wave
Thy stars shall glitter o'er the brave;
When death, careering on the gale,
Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail,
And frighted waves rush wildly back,
Before the broadside's reeling rack,
Each dying wanderer of the sea
Shall look at once to heaven and thee,
And smile to see thy splendors fly
In triumph o'er his closing eye.

Flag of the free heart's hope and home,
     By angel hands to valor given,
Thy stars have lit the welkin dome,
     And all thy hues were born in heaven,
Forever float that standard sheet!
     Where breathes the foe but falls before us,
With Freedom's soil beneath our feet,
     And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us?

The American Flag, pp.119
Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820)
McGuffey's Sixth Eclectic Reader
©1879 Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co.



The United Nations: An Ever Impinging Danger

Will Durant, historian, philosopher, author: "My final lesson of history is the same as that of Jesus. Love is the most practical thing in the world."

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