Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Who Is John Galt?


Excerpt from John Galt's Speech:
Is it ever proper to help another man? No, if he demands it as his right or as a duty that you owe him. Yes, if it's your own free choice based on your judgment of the value of that person and his struggle. This country wasn't built by men who sought handouts. In its brilliant youth, this country showed the rest of the world what greatness was possible to Man and what happiness is possible on Earth.

John Galt's speech - mini version here
John Galt is a fictional character in Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged. Although he is absent from much of the text, he is the subject of the novel's often repeated question "Who is John Galt?" and the quest to discover the answer.
As the plot unfolds, Galt is acknowledged to be a creator and inventor who symbolizes the power of the
individual capitalist. He serves as an idealistic counterpoint to the social and economic structure depicted in the novel. The depiction portrays a society based on oppressive bureaucratic functionaries and a culture that embraces the stifling mediocrity and egalitarianism of socialistic idealism. In this popular mass ideology, the industrialists of America were a metaphorical Atlas of Greek mythology, holding up the sky, whom Galt convinces to "shrug," by refusing to lend their productive genius to the regime any longer.
As of August 2010 the Who is John Galt? billboard still displayed along I-95 in Georgia.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Restoring Honor

Restoring Honor Rally Supports SOWF

Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Come celebrate America by honoring our heroes, our heritage and our future at the Restoring Honor Rally on August 28, 2010. Join us at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. for this non-political, non-partisan rally that will recognize our First Amendment rights and honor the service members who fight to protect those freedoms. Every day servicemen and women risk their lives to protect our country. It is through the support of non-profit organizations like the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF)that the families of these soldiers are taken care of in the event of an accident or loss of life. To support the "Restoring Honor" Rally and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation click

Motorcycling to Remember
Riding From Leesburg to Gettysburg for SOWF
The 7th Annual Battlefield Motorcycle Run to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation is just around the corner. On Saturday September 18th, riders will fire up their bikes in Leesburg, Virginia and set off on a route that will take them through four states to the sites of some of the Civil War’s most famous battles, before ending at the hallowed ground of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. For more information or to pre-register log on to www.battlefield run.comSOWF: A Four Star Charity

The Twelve Values Defined by My Daughter (nature girl) to help get things started:

Friday, August 13, 2010


For all the men and women of the armed forces and their families who sacrifice so much,

thank you.

I will be spending some time with my family this week.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

He aint all bad

This morning at DFW Airport, George and Laura Bush greeted 150 (very surprised) troops as they arrived home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Their expressions were so priceless!

Welcome home to our troops and thanks to George and Laura Bush for greeting them! Michelle Malkin

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Second Amendment

If the right to bear arms is lost all other rights will also be lost.


firearms go,

all goes,

we need them

every hour"

George Washington

G.W. quoted shirt available from ROCapparel

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sam I Am

I do not like this Uncle Sam,
do not like his health care scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks,
or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals,
I do not like their secret deals.
I do not like this speaker Nan,
I do not like this 'YES WE CAN'.
I do not like this spending spree,
I'm smart, I know that nothing's free,
I do not like your smug replies,
when I complain about your lies.
I do not like this kind of hope.
I do not like it. nope, nope, nope!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Commonwealth of Virginia vs. U.S.

A U.S. judge ruled on Monday that the state of Virginia could proceed with its challenge to President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law, a setback that will force the White House to defend its reforms in the middle of a tough congressional election campaign.

In the opening salvo of the legal fight, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson refused to dismiss the state's lawsuit, which argued the requirement that its residents must have health insurance is unconstitutional and conflicts with state law.
More here http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67130B20100802

Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" because it is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents.

Commonwealth - Today, commonwealth also means a political unit having local autonomy but voluntarily united with the U.S.

Understanding why these states chose the commonwealth moniker and continue to stick to it so proudly is a lot easier once you consider the history of those states. The original meaning of the word commonwealth was a nation or body governed by the people, not some king or tyrant. In fact, the time in British history during which Cromwell and Parliament ruled instead of a king is known as the Commonwealth Period. So when it came time for the American colonies to throw off the yokes of oppression and tea taxes and the excessive use of the letter u in words like colour, the three hotbeds of revolution—Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia—were most eager to signal the difference in government. Perhaps remembering the Commonwealth Period, they declared themselves commonwealths. So what about Kentucky? Kentucky had once been merely a giant western county of Virginia (before that, it was called Transylvania). When it started doing its own thing in 1790, Kentucky kept the commonwealth status. Not to mention the whiskey.
From http://www.mentalfloss.com/difference/state-vs-commonwealth/

Monday, August 2, 2010

Today in 1776

The Continental Congress, having decided unanimously to make the Declaration of Independence, affixes the signatures of the other delegates to the document.