Citizenship or Servitude

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

One of the principles of our constitutional from of government has to do with the flow of power from the individual, to a group of individuals and then to our government which is permitted to govern us through powers granted it by that group of individuals and eventually the individual. There is a stipulation buried deep within this concept which transcends all governing principles, our government can do nothing save it has the express permission to do so from the governed; but I’m getting ahead of myself, I’ll explain later. Forgive my tendency to ramble as this runs a bit long.

Ezra Taft Benson explained these principles clearly and precisely in his talk, The Proper Role of Government.

“Leaving aside, for a moment, the question of the divine origin of rights, it is obvious that a government is nothing more or less than a relatively small group of citizens who have been hired, in a sense, by the rest of us to perform certain functions and discharge certain responsibilities which have been authorized. It stands to reason that the government itself has no innate power or privilege to do anything. Its only source of authority and power is from the people who have created it. This is made clear in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States, which reads: “WE THE PEOPLE… do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”’

“The important thing to keep in mind is that the people who have created their government can give to that government only such powers as they, themselves, have in the first place. Obviously, they cannot give that which they do not possess. So, the question boils down to this. What powers properly belong to each and every person in the absence of and prior to the establishment of any organized governmental form?”

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Wolves OFF Liberal Minnick ON Endangered Species List! (Video)

By: Bill Hurst
Weeding Out “Minnick Myths”

Idahoans want to control the numbers of the aggressive Canadian Gray Wolf……

Studies have indicated that one (1) Canadian Gray Wolf eats 17 elk or 44 deer per year. False theories would advocate wolf populations will decline proportionately with the wild game populations. The truth is the hardy Canadian Gray Wolf is genetically predisposed to produce large litters, is a larger animal than the timber wolf, they hunt in extreme conditions in Canada and are aggressive by nature. In Canada the Gray Wolves prey would most likely be wild game where the populations of these wolves live, far away from any significant human populations. It is obvious, by verified accounts, that these relocated wolves are opportunistic and will kill any prey available: wild game, livestock and pets. It has also been documented that wolves will not consume the entire kill and will kill multiple animals in sheep or cattle herds leaving them partly consumed and still alive.

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That’s. Just. Not. Right.

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

We were out for a nice drive on a Saturday. Something we do frequently.

We live in Northwestern Idaho. And today, we drove a short distance to Hauser Lake where we were looking at homes. We were almost done for the day, when my hubby slammed on the brakes and uttered an, “Oh, my G-d!” At first, I couldn’t tell what he was looking at and then I looked up at the flag.

We are used to seeing American flags up and around Coeur D Alene, ID. It’s a beautiful and patriotic slice of heaven here. We frequently see the Marine flag, the P.O.W. flag, the American flag, our Kootenai county flag, the Idaho flag and since we are about 100 miles from the Canadian border – the Canadian flag. But, this is a first. Flying proudly over a beautiful Hauser home was the Soviet Russia flag:

I was stunned and horrified. We both felt it collectively like a slap across the face. You won’t find a bigger supporter of the Constitution, Freedom of Speech and the Bill of Rights than me. But I have to tell you – That’s. Just. Not. Right.

It’s come down to this. The insidious importation of corruption, Marxism and evil into the American dogma has taken hold. Communists/Marxists/Progressives have nothing to fear in their minds now – their platforms are the norm pushed by our government and are considered chic. They’ve come boldly out of the political closet and are flying their colors for all to see.

I just felt like crying, because I could imagine a similar flag waving in place of the American flag I love so dearly as our once great nation is swept by the Progressive movement into a dictatorship and abject slavery. What will it take to bring Americans to their feet and to wake them up? The hammer and sickle over the White House? Where are my fellow patriots? Idaho, is this the change you wanted?

One wonders just how widespread it is. How deep the rot is and if the evil can still be lanced…


The actual pic from a well-to-do neighborhood near Hauser Lake. Taken with a cell phone and the wind would not cooperate, but that is it. We’ll try and get better ones tomorrow. No other flag was flown. There was no other sign. For those out there who are mad at me for not taking it down, here is my statement on that:

I am not in the habit of trespassing and taking down others’ flags. Constitutionally they have the right – that doesn’t mean I have to like it. I also don’t particularly want to get shot…

Update: Will be taking more tomorrow…

Update: Well said Arfin…

You know, North Idaho has been notorious for being home to white supremacist groups.

That may have been true at one time, but any more they’ve wandered off in search of other places where their presence is less obvious, and in their place the North has been infested with a collection of left-leaning busybodies more interested in managing their neighbors’ lives than in protecting each other’s freedoms and liberties.

Today’s political climate makes the closet socialists and fascists much more comfortable with flaunting their allegiances, so it’s perhaps not entirely amazing that some misguided fan of total government flies the flag of Josef Stalin, Europe’s greatest murderer.

While I find it offensive that someone displays the symbol of the Bolsheviks, I also know that 1) it’s not my place to infringe his right to free speech or expression — remember, the 1st Amendment exists primarily to protect political speech — and 2) he wouldn’t pull a stunt like this unless he believed society as a whole was unable to reject that symbol and what it represents.

The total government cheerleaders — whether justified or not — sense that this is their moment.

I disagree. And, though I do disagree, I remain true to the principles in the Bill of Rights: he can fly his cursed flag, and I can use his slap in the face to help revive and inspire those who love this country for what it was created to be, not what they hope to subvert it to become.

Keep your stinking flag, comrade.

I’ll use your banner as my emergency flare.

~~ Arfin


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First Signs of Civil War begin in the US: Sheriff Tony DeMeo Threatens Force Against Federal Agents

george4title | July 31, 2010


It began with one Sheriff speaking with other Sheriffs about their oaths to uphold the constitution. A new movement is growing in this country in support of limited government, constitutional principles, states rights and a stronger role for sheriffs to play against federal abuse of power. In this 3-part video interview with Tony DeMeo, Sheriff of Nye County, Nevada, he explains that he is a Constitutional Sheriff and that authority for public office holders is derived from the people:


In his own words Sheriff Tony DeMeo describes an incident where federal agents of the BLM threaten him with arrest while the Sheriff issues his own threats of an armed response if illegal seizures of private property in his county continue. Imagine if BLM authorities went ahead with their “normal” operations of seizing cattle found on public property in direct opposition to Sheriff Tony DeMeo warnings? We would witness a standoff with dire consequences.


Read more at: Constitutional Sheriff Tony DeMeo


Nevada Sheriff Tony DeMeo Stands Up to Federal Thugs