Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tune in to Dr. James Dobson's Support for COS

Back in the 1980s when I was a teenager, I tuned in to Dr. James Dobson’s radio show, Focus on the Family. For years I was a faithful listener, hearing many encouraging radio guests talk about the family and reading many of the books that were written them.

Surprisingly I also learned how to become a political activist by watching Dr. Dobson's involvement and influence while fighting for families' rights in Washington, D.C. Dobson explained that the laws in D.C. powerfully affect the family, and we should be engaged. 

Thus I was connected with individuals and groups where I learned to stay on top of legislation in Washington, D.C. and further learned how to most effectively contact my representatives. 

More and more I learned how utterly essential political activism was to keeping families together and, ultimately, keeping our religious rights. 

Through that process I also became connected to Constitutional lawyer, Michael Farris. I immediately began following Farris, a champion of home school rights.  Through him I learned even more about our rights, the Constitution, and self-governance.

In the 1990's I was a public school teacher. I did not like big government reaching into the schools. Thus, I homeschooled my own kids. 

Meanwhile the federal government got bigger and more intrusive. Merely voting and contacting my legislators wasn't enough. 

Eventually my kids and I moved from Texas to Virginia, an hour away from Michael Farris, which allowed me to meet him at many speaking engagements where he often talked about how we could cure the abuses in Washington, D.C. by using Article V of the Constitution. 

Farris co-founded the Convention of States Project with Mark Meckler, so that We the People could use Article V to rein in the federal leviathan peacefully, as the Framers intended.

I was hooked. I signed the petition and became a volunteer. I'm now the State Communications Coordinator for Virginia.

Oh, and because of Michael Farris, I have also met Jenna Ellis, one of his former students who is now a Constitutional lawyer and Director for Public Policy at the James Dobson Family Institute. 

So, it wasn’t any surprise to me when I recently heard that Dr. Dobson endorsed Convention of States Project

Here is a great (and short) video where Mark Meckler and Jenna Ellis talk about how Convention of States can protect families.

"There are so many ways that the federal government has intruded on the private family's rights," Meckler said. "Families are no longer free to choose how to raise their families and educate their kids."

Next Monday, September 17, is Constitution Day. You're invited to listen to a special program with Mark Meckler and James Dobson on Family Talk.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Remembering Lafayette on his Birthdate

"Lafayette, we are here!" -July 4, 1917 at Lafayette's grave at a special ceremony on the arrival of American forces in Paris in World War I. Spoken by Colonel Charles Stanton, aide to General Pershing.

When Lafayette died, America mourned for 30 days. Congress was draped in black.

When Lafayette was imprisoned in Austria during the French Revolution, President Washington and others sought to free him. They also collected the sum of money that Lafayette would have received if he had been paid for his services in the American Revolution, to pay for his release. Lafayette was finally freed because of Napoleon.

"The play is over, the fifth acts has just ended. I was a bit uneasy during the first acts, but my heart keenly enjoyed the last one." -Lafayette after the American/French victory at Yorktown, October 19, 1781

Lafayette keeps Cornwallis cornered in Yorktown while Washington and Rochambeau arrive from New York for the final major battle of the American Revolution. What an amazing story. August 1781

Lafayette "used his own funds to buy his Virginians (soldiers) shoes and clothes and earned a reputation as 'the soldier friend.'"-Lafayette by Harlow Giles Unger

"Treat him as if he were my son." General Washington to his personal surgeon as Lafayette is medically attended to, having been wounded at the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777.

"Whereas the Marquis de Lafayette, out of his great zeal to the cause of liberty, in which the United States are engaged, has left his family and connections, and at his own expence come over to offer his services to the United States without pension or particular allowance, and is anxious to risque his life in our cause-Resolved, That his service be accepted, and that in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connections he have the rank and commission of Major General in the Army of the United States."-Resolution passed by the Continental Congress July 31, 1777

"I have come here to learn mon general, not to teach."- 19 year old Lafayette to General Washington