Restore the Constitution Rally Report: Molon Labe, Laus Deo, and 11-11-11

By: Jim O’Neill
Gulag Bound

“There is no retreat but in submission and slavery!  Our chains are forged!
…The war is inevitable – and let it come!  I repeat it, sir, let it come.
…Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Forbid it, Almighty God!  I know not what course others may take but as for me;
give me liberty or give me death.”

– Patrick Henry (1736-1799)

The “Restore the Constitution” rally on 11/11/11 had everything one could wish for — passion, power, and pumped-up patriotism — everything but people.  Nonetheless, the undiluted “Spirit of ’76” soon made me stop counting heads, and start counting blessings.

I flew into Reagan International from Tampa on the morning of Veterans Day, this past Friday.  I arrived a little after 9:00am and made my way by Metrorail to the Smithsonian, after which I walked the short distance to the National Mall, and the Washington Monument.

I should have brought my Daniel Boone coonskin cap with me, as my usually dependable inner-compass was on the fritz that day.  Not seeing signs of any rally after walking 180 degrees around the Washington Monument, I followed a small group of veterans who were walking toward the Lincoln Memorial.

A one-inch wide, four-foot long crack was spotted Wednesday in the Washington Monument's pyramidion, near the very top of the 555-foot obelisk. (U.S. Park Police Aviation)

It turned out that they were heading to the National WW II Memorial, so I found another group of veterans who looked like they knew where they were going, and followed them in turn.  They did indeed know where they were going — to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.  This was, again, not where I wanted to go, so I started back-tracking my way to the Washington Monument.

(Sidebar: For those of you who may not know, the earthquake that hit the Washington DC area last summer left the Washington Monument in bad shape.  Also, the famous Reflecting Pool isn’t reflecting squat these days — it is closed for repairs and renovation until next spring, and is currently filled with dirt).  Link  Link

I made my way back to Washington’s Monument, and headed for the area that I had bypassed earlier, and soon found the “Restore the Constitution” rally — it was hard to miss actually, with Patrick Henry and George Washington impersonators dressed in period costumes, and a scattering of thirteen star, Gadsden, and present day American flags.  Link

Last Friday was a chilly and blustery day in DC, but I was “dressed for success” in flannel-lined blue jeans, turtle-neck, heavy shirt, hooded sweat-shirt, watch cap, and fleece vest.  I made my way to the stage and introduced myself to JB Williams who was introducing each speaker.  JB asked me if I would speak a few words to the gathering, and I said “Of course.”

I walked to the podium and started by saying that I had some good news, and some bad news.  The bad news was that I was a writer, not a speaker.  The good news was that my talk would be short — and so it was.

I said that we needed to have the same resolve as the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae, who when told to surrender their weapons by the invading Persians replied “Molon labe!” — which basically means “Come and get ’em!”

(Sidebar: I researched how to pronounce molon labe, and several websites agreed that it is pronounced mo–lone lah-vay.  Shortly after I finished speaking a gentleman came up to me and said “I speak Greek — it’s mo-lone lah-bay.”  Oh well).

“We the people” need that Spartan resolve — but not their defensive attitude.  The time for drawing lines in the sand is past — saying “This far and no farther.”  That has been the scenario followed time and time again over the last century in America.

The Progressives slowly built up the structures of big government bit by bit, decade by decade, and each time conservatives got the reins of power back they would draw a line in the sand and say “No more!”  Then the Progressives would come into power again, and again increase the power, and scope, and control of government.  Until the conservatives came into office in their turn, and drew another line in the sand — always farther back than the one before.

This retreat, hold — retreat, hold — retreat, hold scenario has been replayed until there is now nowhere left to retreat to, and the status quo is no longer worthy of holding.  The America of today is barely worth defending.  The only way out is forward — attack!

“We the people” need to combine the resolve of the 300 Spartans, with the passion, patriotism, and spirit of 1776.  We must recover the ground that we have lost to duplicitous, unscrupulous, traitorous weasels, and we must retake America.   We must retake it, remake it, and reinvigorate it — it is our right, and it is our duty!  If “we the people” do not do it, it will not get done.

I pointed up at the cracked, damaged, but still standing Washington Monument rising above our heads.  Engraved on an aluminum capstone on the top of the obelisk’s pyramidion are the words “Laus Deo” — “Praise be to God.”  Those words are the first thing that the morning sun strikes each day in our nation’s capital.

I finished my short talk by saying that with the unwavering resolve of the 300 Spartan’s “molon labe,” coupled with the spirit of “Laus Deo” guiding us, “we the people” must make America once again into “one nation under God,” the “shining city on a hill.”  I then had the privilege of introducing Judi McLeod, the editor of “Canada Free Press” (CFP).

I met a number of people for the first time that day — Judy McLeod and Brian Thompson of CFP, JB Williams of Patriot’s Union, Col. Harry Riley of VDA (Veteran Defenders of America) and many others; forgive me if I do not mention all the names, as there were quite a few.  One lady gave me an apple “that came all the way with me from Michigan.”  Although I did not get to speak with Harry MacKay, who impersonated Patrick Henry, I did exchange a few words with James Manship, who impersonated George Washington.

I knew that each person who was there represented tens-of-thousands who, for various reasons, could not be at the rally in person — although I knew for sure that they would have liked to have been there, and were there in spirit.  I also knew that because word about the rally had been slow in getting out, and the venues promoting it were few, that I should not be surprised by a relatively sparse attendance, and I wasn’t.

My one regret is, because of my delayed arrival, I did not get to hear all of the speakers.  The ones that I did get to hear were inspiring and uplifting.  Perhaps it was the pure distilled patriotic spirit that surrounded me; perhaps it was the knowledge that small groups of similar patriots are busy taking back America, town by town, county by county, state by state, but as the rally wound down, and I prepared to make my way back to Florida, I stood in the fading fall sunlight and felt at peace.  Link  Link  Link  Link

I was at peace because I felt the “having done all, to stand” release that comes from having done your duty.  I did the footwork, and as always, left the results up to God.  America may or may not make it through the coming trials and tribulations.  If she falls, she will not be the first great country to do so.  It is a hard thing, but I have no Ozymandian hubris about America’s everlasting greatness.  God’s will be done.  Link  Link

I know that Wall Street and US government representatives are ripping off “we the people” and stealing all they can, while they can.  I know that our government is riddled with traitors, our military with Quislings, and our culture with perversion.  I know all this and more, and I stood with other patriots at the bottom of the hill that the Washington Monument stands on, and bore witness to the decay and depravity in America, and for a few hours at least, polished to a bright sheen her honored past and cherished traditions.

One way or another, probably from several different directions at once, the s–t is about to hit the fan.  There is a very real chance that the United States of America will end up splintered and balkanized into embattled regions, states, and enclaves.  I have done my duty as best I could see it, and stood tall for America in our nation’s capital.

The future is uncertain; hard facts and dire circumstances confront us, and the hard work of restoring liberty lies ahead of us (if God graces us with such an opportunity), but the “spirit of ’76” is alive and well — you just have to know where to look for it.  Last Friday I found it in Washington DC.  May God bless America, and may she long endure!

Laus Deo.

Born in June of 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jim O’Neill proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. A member of MENSA, he worked as a commercial diver in the waters off Scotland, India, and the United States. In 1998 while attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student, O’Neill won “First Place” in the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award.” The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with the money she won from successfully suing the National Enquirer for libel. Over the last few years, Jim has regularly written for Canada Free Press and now has a personal blog, ConstitutionalWrites.com.

Graphics and video added by Gulag Bound

Gulag Note:

For more on this rally, see Judi McLeod’s “Restoring the Constitutional Republic Rally in DC” in Canada Free Press.


Despite Deceit and Lies Obama Syndicate and Dems Continue Push for Gun and People Control

By: Sher Zieve
Gulag Bound

Obama-supported Marxist Democrat Riots and Mayhem Continue

With real polls (not the ones Obama has ordered the alphabet networks to counterfeit) continuing to fall for Dictator Obama, he is working as fast as he can to establish his tyranny as a fait accompli.  ObamaThugs calling themselves “Occupy Wall Street” (OWS) have taken their rioting, perversions, crimes, open defecations, and copulations, murders/deaths (at least three of them – some reports say four – as of this writing) and all-around bad behaviors to the streets, businesses and byways of multiple cities throughout the [former] USA.  Women are being beaten and raped by OWS protesters across the country.  OWS ObamaThugs are barging into private meetings and conventions and becoming more and more violent.  Note:  The days of Noah have returned with a vengeance.

From Frugal Cafe Blogzone: "Riots, violence, & vandalism last night at Occupy Oakland in California, police were injured, dozens were arrested - Nov. 2, 2011"

The SEIU (aka “ObamaFriends”) and other patently Marxist-Communist labor unions are adding to the violence as they egg-on the protesters.

As predicted, the OWS “movement” quickly degraded and devolved into what it was all along–a violent Marxist-anarchistic melee.  The OWS project was started by Obama friend and former ObamaCzar Van Jones–an avowed Communist.  This is the Marxist Democrats’ version of the TEA Party–that is, the exact opposite of the TEA Party.  If ever the Left was being shown with its true face and in its true glory… OWS is it.

From Frugal Cafe Blogzone: "One of the fires started last night by rioting Occupy Oakland protesters"

Holder Lies…Agents and Civilians Die

As well as the Obama-syndicate planned turmoil and anarchy on the streets, Dictator Obama is again working on deleting the Second Amendment.

In order to establish gun control on the US population, Obama and lackey Eric Holder (I suspect some mentoring from Soros and his bosses also occurred) devised the “Operation Gunwalker (aka “Gunrunner” in 2009) Fast and Furious” which placed guns in the hands of the Mexican drug cartels.  As no follow-up of where the guns ended up was planned by the illegal Obama regime,  none occurred.  However, the guns did turn up at one crime scene after another in both the USA and Mexico.  Agent Brian Terry was murdered by a drug cartel member with an Obama/Holder provided gun.  Mexican civilians have been slaughtered by guns provided by the Obama syndicate.

The Obama syndicate has actually sided with the Sinaloa drug cartel against Los Zetas drug cartel.  In October 2011, the FBI released a report stating that US gang-bangers coalitions with the Mexican cartels has spiked 40% since Obama took the office of president and the leader of the Sinaloa cartel–Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman–is reported to now be living in the US.  So, the Mexican drug cartels in the USA that Obama has armed are A-OK with the regime but, the Dear Leader Obama is pushing to disarm the American people.


Obviously, Obama and Holder had sought to blame everything on gun shop owners–the ones they told would be harmed one way or another if they didn’t play ball and provide the illegal guns to the cartels–but, they were caught red handed.  However, they are still–despite also being caught with pants down–pushing to end US citizens’ gun rights.  That, of course, would leave We-the-People unarmed and the criminals (now firmly including the US Government) with the guns and the power over us all… to do anything and everything they want.  Seriously, does this sound like a good plan to you?  Have we become so complacent and submissive that we will accept any and all assaults on our lives, our loved ones and our own beings?

Media’s Marvelous and Malevolent Mendacity

No reporting on these topics would be complete without an assessment of our dearly beloved media; the same media who said the TEA Party members were racist and gun-toting at their gatherings (with no produced evidence whatsoever that these statements were true) and then said that the OWS crowds were “patriots.”  So, the TEA Party gatherings in a peaceful fashion to support the US Constitution, not defecating on police cars (as OWS members do), not raping and pillaging (as OWS members are still doing), picking up one’s trash before leaving and providing the police with not ONE single arrest before they leave is ‘racist’.

But, the OWS attacks upon women, at least 3-4 OWS homicides nationwide, defecating and copulating in public, hundreds of arrests, litter and debris thrown everywhere, barging into conventions and attacking the attendees is ‘patriotic’ according to the now fully-controlled–by Obama–press.  Thus far, there has only been one viable and in-depth reportage of Operation Gunwalker by the ‘mainstream’ press.  That piece and her subsequent pieces were investigated and actually reported by Sharyl Attkinson of CBS News.  For her accurate reporting, she has been cursed at and threatened by the Obama cartel.


As Obama becomes less and less popular amongst the US population, he is removing more and more of our liberties and pulling in more and more power and control for himself.  He now regularly dismisses federal court decisions that go against his plans to completely decimate OUR country.  As I have written in column after column since 2009, the Obama syndicate is totally lawless.

By the way, did you know that despite a Federal Appeals Court decision and the US Congress telling the FCC not to enact Obama’s takeover of the Internet (aka “net neutrality”) Obama and his bought-and-paid-for FCC are still going to affect it on 20 November?  How many lost souls still actually believe that we’re not already living under a dictatorship and police state in the USA.  And when how soon will it be before the Obama syndicate officially lowers the US’ Iron Curtain?  I suspect that it won’t be long now.

“If you’re not willing to fight for Liberty, you doom yourself to die under Tyranny.  If we refuse to rise up and fight, we’ll be forced to lie down and die.”

–Sher Zieve

Deaths at Occupy camps bring pressure for shutdown:
at taiwannews.com.tw

Rampaging Occupiers Attack 78-Year-Old Woman:
at powerlineblog.com

Video: “Sexual Assault: ‘nobody should contact the police‘”

OWS rapes:

The Obama Media Helps Launch Van Jones Revolution:
at americanthinker.com

Holder Plays Dumb, Dems Push Gun Control: Diane Feinstein and Chuckie Schumer run interference:
at dancingczars.wordpress.com

Sinaloa drug cartel members:

U.S. appeals court rules against FCC on ‘net neutrality’:
at nola.com

“Grenade-walking” part of “Gunwalker” scandal by Sharyl Attkinson:
at cbsnews.com

Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news.

Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows.

Sher can be reached at [email protected].

Graphics added by Gulag Bound


Mark Langfan, 3D Israel Map Creator, Graphically Debunks “Intellectually Bogus” Theories On Israel

By: Fern Sidman

Mark Langfan, the American-Israel Security 3D-Map topographer, and this year’s co-recipient of the Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award at the upcoming Zionist Organization of America dinner along with his father William, has offered concrete evidence which conclusively debunks the litany of falsehoods and distortions found in the book “Israel Lobby” written by Professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer. The book, originally published in 2006, asserts that “Israel is no longer a vital military strategic ally of the United States.”

Using basic and clear multi-colored graphic maps of the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean, Langfan has presented his findings to members of the US Congress and Senate. If Israel were to be destroyed, he says, the Middle East would be rapidly engulfed by an Islamist Caliphatic “tsunami” which could conceivably immobilize Saudi Arabia, Cyprus and Greece; resulting in an exponential spike in oil prices to $300 a barrel.


After conducting assiduous research, Langfan sent an e-mail communication to Professor Walt and the entire Harvard Strategic Institute faculty in May of 2011 which contained the graphics of the region. According to the text of the e-mail which was released to the media by Langfan, he said that Professor Walt “has unknowingly, aided and abetted America’s most implacable and lethal strategic enemies to the irreparable detriment of the United States by espousing his specious theory.” Langfan also called on Professor Walt “to publicly retract his bogus theory immediately before it does even more harm to the national security of the United States.”

For the full Walt email, go to: www.marklangfan.com/profwaltemail.html.

Stating that his graphics prove that “Walt and Mearsheimer are both modern-day Lindberghs,” Langfan compares him to one who places Americans security interests at risk. Charles Lindbergh was the American aviator hero who aggressively lobbied Americans on behalf of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany and against Great Britain before Germany declared war against the United States in World War II.

On Sunday evening, November 20th, Langfan and his father William will be honored for their “tireless” efforts on Israel’s behalf at the ZOA Gala in New York.