The Second Declaration of Indepencence

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Regarding; never give up

I want to thank Sue Copeland, of Campaign for Liberty, for her efforts and hard work in regards to our nations plight. I see some very good input by some very level heads and I think that these efforts can have some positive impact in our nation's future. Even though I live in a sea of liberals, I am meeting more and more concerned conservatives and beginning to see one or two liberals peeking out of their warm cocoons.

However I sadly feel that as long as Couch Potato Joe can tune in to Monday night football, with his friends and still find away to afford a few six packs of brew light to drink as they cheers on their favorite quarter back, there will be no rally to arms, no battle cry or not even a small gathering of friends and concerned neighbors to discuss how to gain back our freedom.

No, I'm afraid that most of these misguided liberal Joe's out there will do anything to tune out the harsh realities of life and cover their ears when they hear the words of warning and cries of discontent. Joe will still be clinging to the shirt tails of government until the grocery shelves are empty, the gas pumps are dry, until he is sleeping in the streets and there is no TV sets to watch Monday night football. When Joe finally does get hungry and cold and there is no more beer, he will act, and I can only hope that he bites the hand that destroyed his preferred way of life and not the hands that will offer to help him regain his freedom and respect.

It's not entirely Joe's fault. We the "fourth leg of the government" people let it happen because we were too busy to get involved with government. We did not cry out at our elected officials when they stole our freedom chip by chip. We did not respond to the governments blatant theft of the peoples wealth, We did not rise in anger when our government officials created department after department of freedom robbing bureaucrats. We did not storm our schools and insist on firing those that twisted the minds of our children. We did not take the time to notice how Hollywood and daytime cartoons molded and shaped the minds of our young into little marching socialists. No it is our fault and we need to address these problems.

Let us all hope that we can rally enough support to put this country back on track, before Joe runs out of beer.

I just finished a four page letter to President Obama, that I fully intend to send, and I also posted it on my blog site at Obama letter

Caution, these are the words of the radical and very dangerous constitution loving, gun toting, independent thinking, freedom demanding, mainstream center kind of American.

I would like to urge everyone who is dissatisfied or concerned with the present administration or the present state of government to take the time and write a letter to the president. We should flood his mailbox with concern. I would also urge you to be polite but to tell him what you really think but I would highly recommend that you do not word it in any threatening way in order to not face federal charges.

Speak up and be heard, before it is too late.

If you have not had a chance to sign the article of impeachment or the second declaration of independence, it is in the heading of this blog page.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The 10th Amendment Movement

“If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, warned the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions’ authors (James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, respectively), it will continue to grow – regardless of elections, the separation of powers, and other much-touted limits on government power.”
–Thomas E. Woods

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as that state is concerned.

10th Amendment Resolutions
These non-binding resolutions, often called “state sovereignty resolutions” do no carry the force of law. Instead, they are intended to be a statement of the legislature of the state. They play an important role, however. If you owned an apartment building and had a tenant not paying rent, you wouldn’t show up with an empty truck to kick them out without first serving notice. That’s how we view these Resolutions – as serving “notice and demand” to the Federal Government to “cease and desist any and all activities outside the scope of their constitutionally-delegated powers.” Follow-up, of course, is a must.

If a majority of the citizenry would copy, sign and carry the following agreement in his or her wallet, to be shown to any bureaucrat when needed, in time, it may result in the desired impact on government.


As a citizen of the United Stated of America, I hereby agree to abide by any and all State or Federal laws that are Constitutional.

I further agree and affirm that I have the right and obligation as a citizen, to challenge any law that is deemed;

* Unconstitutional,

* Made specifically to accommodate special interest,

* Would be deemed unreasonable or outdated by the common and prudent citizen.

Tenth Amendment Center

Anger With the Federal Government Is Not Enough

Anger With the Federal Government Is Not Enough
By Chuck Baldwin
Published 12/19/09

According to Rasmussen Reports, "Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters nationwide say they're at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. That figure includes 46% who are Very Angry.

"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 27% are not angry about the government's policies, including 10% who are Not at All Angry."

The report goes on to say, "The data suggests that the level of anger is growing. The 71% who are angry at federal government policies today is up five percentage points since September.

"Even more stunning, the 46% who are Very Angry is up 10 percentage points from September."

The report also states, "The latest numbers show that only nine percent (9%) of voters trust the judgment of America's political leaders more than the judment of the American people." It further states, "Seventy-one percent (71%) believe the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. Sixty-eight percent (68%) believe that government and big business work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors."

Rasmussen Reports goes on to say that voter opposition to the proposed health care plan, government bailouts, and higher taxes is especially high.

Read the rest of the article

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Letter to the President

Dear President Obama,

My name is Lyle Brunckhorst and I am nearly 68 years of age and still fit enough to work at my craft although the economy has all but destroyed my once thriving business along with my pride and hope.

I enlisted in the Army in 1959 and proudly served my country during a short duration of peace. I was the lucky one as my father served before me and gave his life at Guam preserving my freedom.

I stand in awe and have much pride for all of the soldiers that have fought first for our freedom and then those that have fought to protect that freedom that we paid such a price for. I also stand in awe and feel heart sick for the soldiers and families that continue to fight under not so clear political intention. It also breaks my heart to watch this hard fought for freedom slip away as we helplessly stand by and witness its demise.

This brings me the point of this letter:

Although I have watched with bewilderment and great concern the slow but systematic destruction of our American freedoms over the years, I am now becoming angry with the blatant, reckless and willful destruction of our constitution and our basic freedom by a run away congress and misdirected administration. There are many important issues that need to be addressed but here are just a few.

You were elected to both uphold and protect our Constitution, instead you and congress are blatantly thumbing your nose at it while trying to pass a healthcare bill that will place the government in full control of the American people and destroy our freedom and American way of life. If you had been paying attention to the American people, you would have known by now that most Americans do not want anything to do with Public healthcare.

As our commander in chief, it is your job to take your generals recommendations under advisement and do your best to keep our troops as safe as possible while they do their job. If you don’t plan on winning the war in Afghanistan, please bring home the troops immediately. We can only hope that when action on your part is required again, that you do not again dither away the precious weeks and months.

A quick look at history will tell you that spending money is not the way to end a recession or a depression, call it what you will and that Ronald Reagan proved that cutting both taxes and government spending was an effective way to end it. Stop printing and spending money, it is destroying our country and the American people. In fact the American people can and will pull themselves out of this muck hole of a depression if the government would just simply get the hell out of the way and let the folks do business as usual.

I am highly disappointed in you as the highest elected official of the land. You could have been a historic hero and proven, to the world, that race is not and should not be an issue in America or any other country. After all, the fact that the people elected you are proof enough that race was not an issue anymore. If you had applied your talents and expertise at keeping America both safe and free for our future generations to come, if you had taken to upholding and protecting the constitution, as you swore to, you would have made this country even greater than it ever has been. Instead you have divided the nation, fueled the fires of racism, destroyed the economy, and now you are trying to steal what remains of our freedom and turn the worlds greatest and most looked up to nation into a third world banana republic. In my estimation, Mr. President you will instead go down in history as the one who destroyed America.

There are other certain and unsettling things about you as president that do not bode well with the average American such as the fact that you have never cleared up the controversy concerning your US birth certificate, that you appear to have nothing but contempt for the very country that elected you to the highest office, the fact that you bow to the leaders of foreign countries as if you were their servant, even the despots, and the fact that you are so willing to sell the American people out to foreigners in the name of “world environment”. I’m sorry sir, but you seem to resemble the enemy of the American dream, not its champion.

You have repeatedly stated that you were the one elected President but that does not give you a license to trash our Constitution, destroy our hard earned freedom, wreck our economy, dismantle capitalism, saddle our future generations with dept, expand an over bloated government and generally rob the American public. Even the folks that swallowed your swill about change will eventually wake up from their dazed state and discover that this was not the kind of change that they wanted.

Americans have for a very long time, been watching corrupt politicians, at all levels, bilk the system and the citizen out of countless dollars with a myriad of shameless schemes and cons and have become all but anesthetized with it. Your administration appears to have found ways to accelerate this process to new highs and instead of millions of dollars being pilfered by the elitist few you have taken it to a staggering new level and it is now billions and even perhaps trillions of dollars.

The biggest fraud of all perpetuated by the government and the con artist that invented it is the Cap and Tax bill. Have you ever heard of the receding ice age? It is supposed to be warming up and yet it is actually cooling at the moment. How many billions of dollars will this fraud cost the American tax payer?

However, the biggest frustration that we Americans have with your policies and ideology is that we are not just in a recession or depression but we feel that we will never again see any light at the end of the tunnel. How, on earth, can you expect the American public to be compliant with your wishes, when you offer absolutely no hope or viable solution to their problems. Again I suggest that you simply get out of the way and let capitalism work its magic. After all, it has worked for many years and will continue to work if government will stop the practice of giving special treatment to corporations that greases the palms of Congress.

I know that it is asking you too much to stop the feds, special interests and congress from propelling us into oblivion and destroying our country, so I’ll just ask that you do the right thing and resign before you do even more damage. Never in the course of history has any administration or Congress, done so much in so little time to destroy a nation.

Because of your perfidious actions and that you seem to not be willing to listen to the very folks that elected you as president, except perhaps the folks at Acorn and the union bosses, I have no other option than to do what ever I legally can to remove you and your cohorts from power. You sir have driven a stake right through the very heart and spirit of America and you do not deserve to be the President of the United States of America.

It angers me and pains my heart that my father and so many other good men gave their lives so that I and my fellow Americans could go on living free, to see it all be destroyed by our corrupt and or misguided elected officials.


Lyle Brunckhorst
Owner of a busted business

A PS to President Obama,

I would like to give you a quick run down about me and my business and how your and other former political policies are and will wreak havoc with me and tens of thousands of other businesses and millions of Americans.

I, like many other Americans, were not genetically equipped to cope with a school system that taught primarily by the rote method and heavily relied on the memory skills of the students to retain enough information to pass the required tests. The world is full of idiots that possess great memory functions. They have managed to somehow earn various kinds of prestigious degrees and invade the system. The system then and now fails miserably at teaching, our young, how to think and how to further their education on their own. I was however lucky enough to have one great teacher, at grade 5, who brought me up to speed and gave me a five year education in one year. It was not until college that I again had the opportunity to get further formal education. The moral of this story is that the greatest country on Earth has no clue how to teach our young. However the system has been used very efficiently by those that would like to destroy our way of life and has succeeded at indoctrinating our children to such a degree that our founding fathers would scarcely recognize them as being the children that were raised in the land of the free.

Thirty three years ago in 1976, after mastering the skills of various different jobs, I finally discovered what it was in life that I wanted to do. I taught myself how to make hunting knives and I took to it with a passion and I challenged myself many times with projects that took me farther and farther into educating myself on many various things from metallurgy to computer skills. I found myself in an ever changing and fast growing community of artist that has kept raising the bar for excellence and has benefited the world wide community of cutlery as a whole. During these several decades I have taken many turns in this field and had learned how to not only survive but how to thrive in a field that has captivated the hearts and imagination of so many and has developed one of the top ten investments in the nation, if not in fact the world.

Although I had learned many of the artistic aspects of knife making, such as making mosaic Damascus (pattern welded steel), developed the world’s safest and strongest Patent pending (Xross Bar) locking folding knife and developing the world’s best production hoof knife for professional farriers (Double L Brand), I did not put all of my eggs in just one basket.

I also developed the much copied knife maker’s heat treating furnace, organized the Professional Knifemakers Association, and organized three major national knife shows. However my most prosperous endeavor was developing a web site to sell the world’s best knife sharpening systems and after more than ten years of hard work, I managed to gain the number one position on Google with the generic term of “knife sharpeners”.

I had been watching the rising Google score and finally starting to enjoy the fruits of my labor when in September of 2008 it made it to the top to the number one position and my sales of knife sharpeners responded accordingly. I had finally done it and life was good.

However, you can not possibly understand my dismay when Allen Greenspan announced, in that very same week, of that same September, that the sky was falling and that we were in a bad recession. I was also dismayed when all sales plummeted and my Xross Bar sales came to a complete screaming halt due to the investment carnage on Wall Street.

Now to a well funded business, this would all be taken in stride and the savvy business owner would start mapping out how to survive the storm and arrive at the other end still afloat. We have seen these recessions before and I decided to just simply wait out the storm and do my best to keep my boat from sinking. However as I stated before, I was working on several projects at once and therefore I did not have enough eggs to fill all of the baskets. To the chagrin of so many, no one dared to think or believe that this storm would be a perfect storm and threaten to sink the entire fleet of boats nation wide.

Looking back at what happened I could have used a far different strategy and placed my priorities differently. I would have simply stopped making payments to the callous banking concerns, who latter failed me miserably anyway, and continued to pay my vendors who had placed their trust in me. I had worked very hard at improving my credit score and kept up with all banking payments until my vendors had to cut me off. When I tried to get a badly needed loan from the bank, I was summarily sent to the SBA where I was then promptly turned down because I had failed to show a profit during a time period when I was developing new products and therefore had more expense than income.

Now Mr. President I know that you were not responsible for starting this recession, however you have done nothing evident yet to slow or stop it either. As a matter of fact, it seems as if you are doing everything in your power to use this recession to gain your further political interests and to destroy this country. I do so hope that I am wrong in this regard, as I can not imagine the final outcome, of your reprehensible efforts, if I am right.

If you really want to know what the plight of our country is, just compound my stated situation by the proper numerical factors and you have a major national disaster on your hands. For every business, such as mine, that is being affected at this moment in a similar way, there are millions of folks who rely on us for jobs and their well being.

Want to know what is wrong with America? It is not the lack of government in our health care nor is it the lack of government in anything for that matter. Instead, it is the very involvement of government, in everything, that is at the root of our troubles as follows.

Our schools are atrocious at best and we would be better off if we shut them down.
Our banks are at the mercy of the world’s largest ponzi scheme, “The FED”.
Health care, due to government involvement has become far too expensive.
Government is no longer controlled by the people and is largely corrupt.
The Constitution is being shredded by the very same that are sworn to defend it.
The “government of the people” is now becoming the very enemy of the people.
The people have lost all faith in government and its elected leaders.

Lyle Brunckhorst, Concerned citizen.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Unconstitutional Laws


Perhaps it is time to challenge any law that is deemed to be unconstitutional.

Where were the checks and balances in government? We trust our government to look out for the citizen’s welfare, right?

I guess the words “power corrupts completely” applies to America as well as it did in Rome and after all, who, in government, is strong enough to resist the millions of dollars handed out by corporate lobbyists.

In 1913, internal forces finally succeeded in usurping the constitution to a degree and illegally made a deal with private banking concerns to form the privately owned Federal Reserve. Also in 1913 the government formed the IRS as a cover for the newly formed Fed and the highly questionable practices that it would pursue over the years.

Could an average Joe Blow citizen challenge the constitutionality of a law by simply disobeying it and having his day in court? Or would it require tens of thousands of unified citizens working in concert to have any effect.

Now that the politicos in power have taken control over the main stream media and have devised tactics that prevent them from being thrown out of office, it is now impossible for the average citizen to put in his two cents worth or file his complaints. Who’s working for whom here?

Unconstitutional Laws

By this time, if there is any one left in America that does not know that our country is in deep trouble, they have to be either brain dead or lead a very sheltered life.

Over this past century, it is both amazing and disgusting that our leaders have methodically disgraced themselves and dishonored their political positions to such a degree while blatantly leading us, like sheep to a slaughter, to the brink of disaster and with little more than n occasional whimper from the masses. Yes there were a few exasperated watchdogs, who tried to warn the comatose about the impending train wreck but they have been mostly ignored by both the media, which we once thought so highly of, and the complacent and lethargic citizen who for the most part is still asleep at the wheel.

How could this happen, we ask? Where were the checks and balances in government? After all our government was set up with separate divisions so that one could oversee the other, right? We trust our government to look out for the citizen’s welfare, right?

I guess the words “power corrupts completely” applies to America as well as it did in Rome and after all, who is strong enough to resist the millions of dollars spent by corporate lobbyists.

It seems odd that so many folks think that capitalism is the culprit because after all it was the greedy corporations that caused all of our problems, Right? Did these same folks ever ask how it is that our government has grown to such a large size with volumes of laws, rules and regulation and still can’t control the greed of the corporate? Perhaps they never noticed that it is the corporations who are the ones who write the majority of our laws.

These corporate made laws are in themselves devastating enough to our nation, the small business owners and the citizen, but the real monster demon here is when our leaders, in cahoots with corporate or not, attack our constitution in an attempt to gain more government power over the people.

Over the past century or so, there have been those that thought our constitution has been too constraining for the benefit of our government and have systematically tried, with far too much success, to destroy it or at least minimize it.

In 1913, those forces finally succeeded in usurping the constitution to a degree and illegally made a deal with private banking concerns to form the privately owned Federal Reserve. The truly sad part of this deal was that this new monster did not have to show its books to any auditor and had complete powers over our monetary system. Also in 1913 the government formed the IRS as a cover for the newly formed Fed and the highly questionable practices that it would pursue over the years.

In 1933 FDR confiscated all gold coins and other forms of gold in order that the Fed could swing into high gear and reward itself and cohorts by taxing the citizen by simply over printing and deflating the once solid and now fau dollar.
Perhaps there is some way to correct all the wrongs before the inevitable train wreck and save our selves from a complete police state that will probably in turn lead to complete anarchy and civil uprising. This will only happen if and when the common citizen decides to educate themselves about government and start listening to the words of our fore fathers and stop listening to the latest brain dead pop star of the moment who has a new cop killing, book burning, save the endangered ring worm rap album.

Should all attempts fail at voting the corrupt and blatant rascals out of office, it may come down to using other non violent methods of action to gain our means such as civil disobedience and flooding the courts with constitutional concerns.

Should a law be deemed unconstitutional by the common man on the street, would it then become legal for someone to actually disobey or ignore it?

Could an average Joe Blow citizen challenge the constitutionality of a law by simply disobeying it and having his day in court? Or would it require tens of thousands of unified citizens working in concert to have any effect.

Now that the politicos in power have taken control over the main stream media and have devised tactics that prevent them from being thrown out of office, it is impossible for the average citizen to put in his two cents worth or file his complaints.

Attempts to contact your representatives are heeded with auto response messages and promptly get filed without as much as a glance. Crowds can gather in a protest and the “bought and paid for” “Lame Stream” media will find a way of minimizing the event or simply do a non report.

Is it time, for the citizen, to challenge any and all government rules, regulations and laws that is deemed to be unconstitutional?