Posts Tagged ‘founding documents’

In Just Two Days…

February 17, 2011

Our comfortable 24 hour news cycle is going the way of analog television. I have been unable to do articles for the last two days… it’s that time of year. The storms that hit the Bay Area have had us working quite late. I don’t like missing one day, much less two. It’s just too darned important.

The demise of the 24 hour news cycle can be laid at the doorstep of the ‘new media’. Stories break, are reported on locally by conservative bloggers, that feed gets picked up by the internet and it’s “Katie, bar the door”… because by then your little scoop isn’t so little any more, and your story has circled the world in a matter of hours.

It’s an incredible feeling. The message of freedom certainly knows no international bounds. This column has been blessed with an outstanding and growing readership from the beginning. When Dee (for those of you who may not know Dee, she is the lady who makes everything work around here) first proposed this column I decided I wanted it to be hard-hitting, but I wanted to keep it simple and distill some of this stuff to strip away the smoke and mirrors that the enemy uses to conceal and disguise his intentions.

For those of you who may be new to our articles, the Skip MacLure blog is unabashed patriotism. We stand for the rule of law, the founding documents, liberty and freedom. We fiercely oppose tyranny in any form. We firmly believe that our country is in a battle for its very existence, and that individual American Patriots are the ones who must carry the banner of freedom forward.

This is it. This is where the rubber hits the road. Make your commitment to freedom today.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011



Thanksgiving – Time To Reflect On Our God And Our Freedom.

November 25, 2010

I’ve been absolutely appalled listening to the insipidly ‘tame’ individuals willingly trading their freedom for the dubious safety afforded by the dysfunctional TSA and its entire apparatus. Fact: The TSA has neither detected nor prevented a single incidence of terrorism since its inception, despite the inconvenience and discomfiture of millions of traveling Americans.

This government has come closer than any number of enemies to subjugating the American people. Our forefathers of only a few generations ago would be appalled at the reach of Washington into our personal affairs and our daily lives. They would not have tolerated it. Washington or no Washington, they would have stopped the nonsense dead in its tracks.

Just to aid the liberally challenged out there… neither would they have recognized the so-called ‘separation of Church and State’. It simply didn’t exist. There is no such precept anywhere in the Constitution or in any of the Founding Documents. The only reason it has been permitted to exist at all is because of the weakness and timidity of self-described ‘men of the people’ who had not the courage of their supposed convictions.

Had the proponents of the secularist removal of God from the body politic been confronted with determination and purpose, their arguments would have dissolved in the face of the Constitution itself.

It is my firm belief that our so-called Republican leadership has been highly culpable in this regard. Much more willing to cave at the first onslaught of the secular left than to stand and fight on principle. That’s why the establishment of the GOP must undergo a reformation or be left behind.

By abrogating their responsibility in this regard, they have left this and many other battles for us, the American Patriots, to fight.

Today we join with family, relatives and friends to meet and give thanks to God almighty, the architect of our great nation. And when you do, say a prayer for the preservation of our country, our ideals, and the sacred covenant which freedom has forged between us and our Creator.

No other country, no other people, have been as blessed as we. We are the light and the hope of the civilized world.
Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Holder, Napolitano and their evil ideology will not stand in the face of the march of the American Patriot.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010


It’s Like This…

November 14, 2010

Some of you may have been scratching your heads wondering why you couldn’t find the article for yesterday. Quick answer… there wasn’t one. There was an unusual convergence of circumstances that: (a) prevented me from writing it; and (b) prevented Dee from covering for me.

I’ve stated that doing a daily column isn’t as easy as it looks. That has nothing to do with the length of the article either. I really admire guys like Charles Krauthammer, from whom ideas and words just seem to flow effortlessly. For myself, sometimes the words just don’t want to come, and it’s like pulling each one out with a pair of pliers. Other times, I’m surprised when it all just drops into place easily.

I’ve mentioned before that I work in an industry that provides around the clock services for various types of emergencies. Last night was such a time. As I noted, Dee would normally pick up the slack. Aside from all her other sterling attributes, she also just happens to be an excellent writer. Like me, she also has a full time career, aside from being the editor and webmistress for this column.

Her department is supposed to be staffed by six to eight people. Due to all the various and sundry things that can go south in any business, she was faced with doing the work of several people herself. Heck, she does the work of a couple of people just running this site and editing the columns. She also handles security for the site vetting for instance, requests for endorsement or advertising, and fending off the occasional nutcase. Cyberspace being what it is, none of us can afford to be too careful.

We’re read on a bunch of different venues, but if you’d like a look at our main site you’ll see what I mean… will take you there. For instance, you can read and download our country’s Founding Documents there. There is also a nifty free toolbar you can download and install. It’s safe, we’ve checked it out. The ‘Skip MacLure’ toolbar has some great features. Then there are our own TV channels where you can see some really classic stuff. We also feature a free Conservative TV network as well.

Though this may sound like a promotion, it’s really not. People who hear about us and want to read us seem to find us easily enough.
I’ve promised myself an Obama-less day for a long time. Looks like I finally got it (grins).

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010


Our Founding Documents… The Foundations Of Freedom.

May 3, 2010

The three documents, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights are the model from which America draws its freedoms. Those freedoms, and the industry and genius of a free people, are responsible for the astronomical success of the great American experiment.

Many, back in the days of King George the Third and the Revolution, didn’t believe that people could self govern, that instead the guidance of a firm but benign ruler was necessary as the common man simply could not be trusted to make life decisions for himself. Europe was essentially a series of post medieval fiefdoms. A rigid caste/class system ensured the status quo.

With the discovery of the new world, the colonizing of America sent hints of freedom back to the old world. The restless and independent who chaffed under monarchical rule responded and fled to this new land, where a man was free to worship as he pleased and prosper through the efforts of his own labor, far from the courts of Europe. This led to a fierce independence and a love of the country that had given them so much.

The Revolutionary War brought together some of the best minds in the colonies to formulate the founding documents of our fledgling republic. I’m one of those that believe that the documents were God-given. God was a very big part of our founders’ thinking and their lives, and it shows in the wording. I’m more and more convinced that the founding documents should be read, examined and wondered over by every citizen. The language is simple and easy to understand. You cannot read these works and not feel uplifted.

Since we felt so strongly about it, Dee created a page on our website, tabbed ‘Our Founding Documents’. Click on it and you can read and copy all three. You’d be surprised what a working knowledge of the founders will do for you the next time you tangle with your liberal uncle.
I need to thank Dee for her magnificent work on the site. Take a look around and let us know what you think.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010