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Welcome to the Sons of Liberty webpage.  I decided after the debacle of the last general election in 2012 to put up this webpage in order to have a voice.  Like many of you I have felt completely helpless against what unfortunately has happened - the second term election of Barack Hussein Obama, and what I believe to be the consequences of this election

The purpose of this webpage is myriad.  One of the most important reasons is for me to be able to write about what is going on in our country and to speak with likeminded Americans who want to be heard and also to know the comfort that there are people out there who think similar to you.  My first article for this page is "Thoughts on the Presidential Election of 2012."  I wrote this piece in November 2012 right after the election and as you will read, I have serious concerns about our future.  In the comings days, I'll write on political issues as well as morality issues, since they are truly linked.

President George Washingon said in his 1796 Farewell address:  "Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connexions with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who, that is a sincere friend to it, can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?"

So here, forthwith, is my commentary in the blog to the right.  Let me know what you think.  

Gerri Gibney










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REPUBLICAN ELITES ON THE TRASH HEAP OF HISTORY –

by Gerri Gibney on 05/08/16

REPUBLICAN ELITES ON THE TRASH HEAP OF HISTORY –

The Revolution Has Begun!

Is the Republican Party falling apart, exploding, imploding, crashing?  Or is it a very small, minute, tiny segment of the Republican elite who are watching their Republican world falling apart, exploding, imploding and crashing before their very eyes.  Their insular Republicanism is going the way of the buggy, and they really, really don’t like it.

 

Curious isn’t it, the very people who wanted unity at the end of the primary season are now running away from Donald Trump, the choice of the people.  You’ve read the statistics; Mr. Trump has blown away all the numbers during the primary season.  More people have come out for him to pull the lever because they know, instinctively, this is the right guy. 

 

Why is that?  He has answered the earnest call of the very people who put all these half-hearted Republicans into the House and Senate to stop Obama.  They wanted representatives of change, of courage, of clear-minded common sense to get rid of Obama Care, build the wall, stop spending, fix the Veterans’ Administration, build up our military and support them, get government off our backs by eliminating the crushing burden of laws and regulations that stymie free enterprise, and to make a level playing field on the world stage in commerce.  What happened after we elected a MAJORITY in the House and Senate?  Simple answer:  NOTHING!  And now, these very people who campaigned on all of this and promised their best effort rolled over and let Obama have his way.  Paul Ryan went so far as to eagerly pass the last budget which would fund exactly what Obama wanted.  So much for the loyal opposition.  And now Mr. Ryan does not want to support the presumptive Republican standard bearer?  I believe the Freedom Caucus should be revived and ask for his immediate resignation.  He is not worthy of the office. 

 

As far as the former Bush presidents they are a complete mystery.  For all the years of the Obama administration and his taking down America, they were SILENT.  They never said a word as Obama drove our beloved country deeper into debt, promoted racism, gutted and eviscerated our military, practiced crony capitalism, with his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, made the Middle East into a tinder box that could explode at any time, created thousands of Syrian refugees, allowed ISIS and all the Muslim fanatics free reign as they spread fear, mayhem, and killing around the globe, as Obama made us the paper tiger, laughing-stock of the entire world.   Not only does the world mistrust us, they no longer respect us.  And where was the Bush family?  But, they are more than willing to say they will not support the nominee of the Party?

 

Mitt Romney is one more silent elite who does not want to lose his power and standing.  As far as I am concerned, he already has.

 

What basis do all these so-called leaders give for not supporting Trump?  Frankly, I don’t care.  The very fact they won’t shows me they are afraid of losing their standing, however, Donald Trump is fearless and doesn’t care either.  He cares what America needs, not what this small minority of people crave, their power and the status quo.  What elites don’t understand is for all the years the people worked and voted for them to give them their power, and were left empty-handed, now the REVOLUTION is in full swing, for the people are tired of unkept promises.  Time for action, time to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

 

Gerri Gibney

May 8, 2016

THANK YOU MR. TRUMP!

by Gerri Gibney on 04/10/16

My eyes have been opened since Donald Trump has thrown his hat into the ring of politics.  First let me say, I am an unabashed lover of Donald Trump with all his warts and craziness.  I, like so many others, have discovered there is an underlying truth to much of what he says.  We instinctively know there is something very wrong with our government, and he has put his finger on it, even if he is not articulating it as well as I might want him to do.  But, Mr. Trump has a plan, and I am confident the plan will work to bring him into the White House. 

 

Power and money have driven our politics for a very long time.  I am no Pollyanna, I don’t believe this just started, I am well aware that it has always been, and always will be.  I also believe there are still some Patriots.  However, the level of corruption has grown to a point where a confirmed Socialist can become a part of the national discussion and is giving the Democrat front runner a good run for her money.  We have an avowed Marxist, who loathes America, as President for the last seven plus years.  Now, many Americans are so disgusted they want a longtime backbench Independent, who is a consummate politician, who has no achievements to his name, who rails against capitalism as their next President?  And, on the Republican side, two “outsiders” have risen to the top of the heap.  How can this be?  Very simple; Donald Trump has brought to the fore what is wrong with America, and how he is going to begin to mend her.  The politicians are scared to death.  Donald Trump knows where the money changers’ tables are and he is going to overturn them.  They are afraid.  By that I am speaking of both political parties and all the politicians who comprise them.

 

The will of the people is no longer the basis of our Republic, money is.

 

All Americans, for so long have been given the choice of one politician versus another politician.  Election after election we have been given what the “Establishment” wants to give us and we have accepted their choice.  We no longer think of a politician as a person who serves the people, the word “politician” is now a job description.

 

For your amusement, here are the dictionary definitions:

 

1.  Somebody active in politics (somebody who actively or professionally engages in politics)

2.  Government member (a member of a branch of government)

3.  Somebody seeking personal power (U.S. – somebody whose main political motive is self-advancement and whose methods are often unscrupulous)

4.  Schemer (somebody who manipulates relationships, especially in a workplace)

 

We are now content with a professional politician rather than a citizen politician.  We’ve allowed it, and for the first time in many years we have a choice between a patriot and a politician; a citizen versus a politician and all hell has broken loose.

The other so-called “outsider” in this race is Ted Cruz.  For all his talk about “Liberty and Freedom,” Senator Cruz is controlled by big money and their interests, and is no outsider.  Take a look at some of his donors:  https://www.yahoo.com/news/the-mystery-moneymen-behind-ted-cruzs-super-pacs-116037797361.html.  Or take a look at the Goldman Sachs loan he conveniently forgot to list on his Senate campaign filings; http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ted-cruz-didn-disclose-loan-goldman-sachs-report-article-1.2496526.  And, there is still no answer about the $500,000 transferred from Mr. Cruz’ PAC “Keep the Promise” to Carly Fiorinia’s PAC.  Why would one campaign give any money to another campaign?  I believe it is hush money.  He has shown in this campaign how easy it is for him to be swayed on a host of issues.  He might be a Constitutionalist, but only when it works for him.   Take when he accused Mr. Trump of being the inciter in the Chicago disturbances; Senator Cruz had no problem depriving Mr. Trump of his right to free speech. 

 

A word of caution to Mr. Trump; government is not the answer to all of our social problems.  Less government, less taxes, and no social engineering are the answers.  Mr. Trump is on the right track when he speaks about giving the power back to the states in a variety of circumstances.  He should keep on that track.  As the leader of the REVOLUTION he should be speaking of the lofty ideals and ideas of our founders, and that he is not a career politician but is the Patriot to “Make America Great Again.”  We are great, we’ve just gotten off the track, and he needs to remind us of that.

 

Donald Trump calls what he has started a “movement,” I think it is the beginning of a REVOLUTION.  We are witnessing a battle for the very soul and ideal of America and it is starting with Patriot Donald Trump, for whether he knows it or not, he is awakening the American people to look at what has happened and what has gone wrong with the two political parties in America.  They no longer desire what is best for America, but what is best for them.

 

Donald Trump will make America great again!

Gerri Gibney

"Donald, the Clown?"

by Gerri Gibney on 07/22/15

Donald, the Clown?

“Many of us have been looking for a leader; someone who is plain talking, who can explain and appreciate the capitalist system, whose love of America is unquestionable, who wants to control the borders, who wants to defend the country, who wants to support the military, who believes in the promise of America, who wants to stop the waste of our tax dollars, who believes America is number one in the world, and is the best.  Does Donald Trump fit this description? 

What about the others in the primary race?  Most of them also fit the description, give or take a few points, but, are they getting the attention of the nation?  With all of Mr. Trump’s remarks, people are still listening and supporting him, and, best of all, the media is listening and more importantly reporting on his comments.  We’re going to need someone who gets coverage as soon as they open their mouth, and Donald Trump does just that. 

Some say, have we stooped so low that we need to support this “clown” in order to win?  Is Donald Trump a clown, or a very smart businessman who knows that without the attention of America we are not going to win against Hillary.  Donald Trump won’t care if the Clinton machine calls him a clown, racist, money grubbing capitalist, big mouth, hater of women, or a buffoon.  It will just be more fodder for him to turn the tables on her, and remind the public of who she really is.

Can you imagine his retort to Hillary if she accuses him of being a money grubber, or a wealthy, greedy capitalist?  What will her answer be to the Clinton Foundation and its antics?  Or, if the question of his foreign policy experience comes up?  What will she say about the Benghazi debacle, or better yet, what will Trump say about her performance in this disgraceful and tragic piece of our history?  Think of the questions that will be thrown at Trump and how he will not be afraid of exposing her and her lack of performance as Secretary of State.

There are quite a few primary candidates who are effective leaders.  The question is, can they win against Hillary?  Can they articulate their answers to the important issues we are faced with so that the American public can understand and VOTE for the one who will ultimately be the standard bearer?  For me, right now, I don’t know.  I do know we cannot have another eight years of the left’s rule.  It is as simple as that.  We need a winner. 

Donald Trump is shaking up the norm.  Good for him.  We wanted something different, and we got it!  PC is taking a pounding, and I love it! 

After almost seven years of Barack Hussein Obama and his plan to transform America into a Communist state, we need someone who is a take charge, plain talking American who will “Make America Great Again!”

Gerri Gibney

July 22, 2015

"We're at a Crossroads..."

by Gerri Gibney on 06/27/15

June 27, 2015

 

“We’re at a Crossroads…”

 

Where is all the hysteria over a battle flag of the Confederate Army going to end?  I believe it is not going to end anytime soon.  I truly hope that it does, however, the Communists in our midst are going to make sure that they take advantage of this crisis; they are going to attack our Founders as slave owners in order to erase their place in our history.  Think I’m being a bit over the top?  That I’ve been caught up in the moment?  Let me make my case.

 

For the last forty plus years, the public schools in this country have not put much emphasis on American history.  Nor have they taught civics.  Many people do not know our glorious history, nor do they know anything about how the government of the United States works.  Many understand it as a large piggy bank, from which they are entitled to take it down from the shelf and shake out as many coins as necessary to satisfy their needs.  Never mind that they have never put in any coins.  That’s about as far as they know when it comes to our government.  After all, everyone is entitled to what everyone else has.  It wouldn’t be “fair” if someone had more than I did – right?

 

Now, without any idea of our history and the people who are a part of that history, we are going to expunge everything that has to do with slavery.  Many think slavery is the great sin of America, followed closely by the sin of global warming, followed by whatever suits the Communist to make the American citizen guilty of something, anything.  Since fewer and fewer people have any religious training, i.e., Sunday School, Schul, CCD they no longer understand the sinful nature of man.  On the contrary, they only know the secular sins which are declared by the Left; you use too much gas, you ruin our environment, you hate gays, you don’t eat right, you are selfish, and on and on.  The Liberal has an answer to rid you of your sin and your sinful life, and that is Government.  Yes, Government will wash away all of these sins and make you right with the Earth.  Notice how I capitalized the word “Earth?”  This is because the “Earth” has become one of our new gods, not in my world, but certainly in the Liberal one.

 

With all sin, how do we assess what and who we will edit out and what and who are more sinful, or less sinful?  Who decides?

 

Let’s talk about some of our history.  In the late 1800’s great waves of immigrants came to this country, and they were discriminated against.  The Irish had to drop the “Mc’s,” and the “O’s,” from their names to try and get a job.  The Italians were in the same position.  The Jewish people were not allowed into WASP institutions.  During WW II the Japanese were interned in camps, and a shipload of refugee Jews were forbidden safe harbor in the United States of America.  At the beginning of the 20th century, Woodrow Wilson imprisoned American women suffragettes who were demonstrating for the vote.  Should we obliterate the name “Franklin D. Roosevelt” and “Woodrow Wilson” from every public building, and never mention them again?  

 

Now to the title of this essay; “We are at a Crossroads.”  What are we going to do when the ignorant hordes start coming for our Founding Fathers, under the guise that they were mere slave owners and nothing else.  What will we do?  Sit silent and let them do it?  Not me.

 

There needs to be a resurgence of the American spirit.  Don’t know how this is going to begin, but I believe there are lots of us out there and we can muster the will and the wherewithal to bring about this renaissance.

 

Let’s start with prayer.   

 

Gerri Gibney

June 27, 2015    

MY PICK FOR 2016

by Gerri Gibney on 03/05/14

Patriot

Experience

Integrity

Common Sense

 

Mitt Romney

2016