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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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We Are So Enlightened… Why Would Those Bad Russians Do Such a Thing?

by Gerri Gibney on 03/02/14

We Are So Enlightened…  Why Would Those

Bad Russians Do Such a Thing?

 

Secretary of State John Kerry was on one of the Sunday morning talk shows speaking about those terrible Russians daring to send armed troops into Ukraine.  He explained, “They are so out of step with the 21st century.”  Can you imagine, someone thumbing their nose at the law?  Actually trampling the sovereignty of a nation?  Why it’s positively outrageous!  He further went on to say there was any number of ways that this situation could have been resolved; the Russians could have gone to the United Nations. 

 

President Obama in a 90 minute telephone call with Putin offered to support sending international monitors to make sure ethnic Russians were not harmed.  This is, of course, after Obama had said there would be “consequences” the day before this phone call.  Maybe it’s time for another red line, or perhaps he’s gotten ahead of himself, and should be further back in the line (by his own reckoning, he wants to “lead from behind”) calling for Putin to stop and desist.  But no matter, Putin doesn’t care about Obama or anything his administration says.  This is the president who decided to pull back anti-missile defense capabilities which had been promised to Poland and the Czech Republic.  Obama expects to be taken seriously; after all, Obama has already said he might not attend the G8 summit planned by Putin.  That will show him! 

 

All this stamping of feet, and bravado on Obama’s part is a comic story, no a comic tragedy.  To think that these fools in the White House and the biggest fool of all, Obama, would think that by their sheer force of will and their words that all evil, or evil as they see it, would be wiped out.  Men don’t fight battles anymore, they don’t covet any more, they don’t break the rules any more.  No, we are all way too enlightened, at least by the light and standards they use.  (You know the ones I mean, those curly, energy-saving ones we will all have to use soon.)  Remember, we are going to diminish our military force to levels we had before WW II.  Nope, men don’t fight like that anymore, we just send drones.  Who would ever think of, even dream of using nuclear weapons, we are way too enlightened to even think this, nevertheless to use them!  Obama has promised to reduce our stockpiles of nuclear weapons to the size of Red China’s.  Will our future generations feel as secure growing up as we did?  No one played with the United States of America before he came on the scene.

 

And, again remember, Obama promised to lower the seas.  I quote here from his 2008 nomination acceptance speech;

 

“The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people. Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth. This was the moment - this was the time - when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves, and our highest ideals.

 

Can we really expect anything less from this man Obama, when he stomps his feet, and says you will listen to me!  And, again, remember the remark about the pen and his phone.  We all know the answer to that question, OBAMA ROUTINELY BREAKS THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.  He’s like an out of control kid – he gets away with this behavior in America, why shouldn’t he get away with it on the national stage.  In his own words; “That’s the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I want.” 

 

Obama is just like any other Communist; do as I say, not as I do.  He is an inept, know nothing, Communist ideologue.  He has no concept of foreign policy and America’s role in it.  He does not know and understand the great Republic of the United States and the American people.  He’s met his match in Putin.  President George Bush had respect from the former KGB Putin, and a man-to-man understanding with this Communist.

 

What’s this guy got?  I’ll tell you, a totally misguided understanding of the Judeo-Christian ethic and the fierceness of the liberty loving people of America.

 

Gerri Gibney

March 2, 2014

WHAT AN IDEA!!! - THE TEA PARTY

by Gerri Gibney on 10/25/13

WHAT AN IDEA!!! – THE TEA PARTY

 

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Tea Party message, and how it is in the process of being demonized by President Barack Hussein Obama, by the Democratic Party, and most certainly by the press.

 

Even many Republicans have jumped on the bashing bandwagon saying; the Tea Party is “too right wing,” “too partisan,” “too extreme,” and on and on.  According to the other side, the Tea Party people quote the Founding Fathers too much, they speak of our Constitution too much, why they even use the word God too much.  Can you imagine?

 

Ted Cruz is smeared as a Tea Party person.  Sarah Palin, why she’s the poster woman for these evil people.  While all these expletives are tossed around by the president and the press, did any of these mud slingers ever read what the Tea Party stands for?  The Tea Party publishes its platform and lists their ten core beliefs.  Here they are:

 

1.         Eliminate excessive taxes

2.         Eliminate the national debt

3.         Eliminate deficit spending

4.         Protect free markets

5.         Abide by the Constitution of the United States

6.         Promote civic responsibility

7.         Reduce the overall size of government

8.         Believe in the people

9.         Avoid the pitfalls of politics

10.       Maintain local independence

 

You can read these 10 core beliefs on line at http://www.teaparty-platform.com/.  This page also gives an explanation of the ten.

 

After reading this, can anyone, especially an American, call the Tea Party “too much” of anything?  This message is not the problem, it is the answer.

 

If we went point to point, we could ask the detractors of the Tea Party would their platform read as follows?

 

1.         Keep the present taxes and continue to tax excessively

2.         At present, the national debt is fine and it doesn’t matter how it will be dealt with now or in the future

3.         There is nothing wrong with deficit spending.  We will just print more money.  Fiscal responsibility is not important.

4.         Free markets did not contribute to making America great, on the contrary, government made America great.

5.         The Constitution is old.  It does not have any relevance anymore.

6.         Government knows best, no need to know anything about civics or current events.

7.         More people on the government payroll means more power to the government, the supreme power.

8.         The American people are not trustworthy.  They do not know anything, especially what is good for them. 

9.         Entrenched politicians ensure the supremacy of the government.

10.       Central authority rules best.  The goal is to eliminate all local and state governance, and put the power into the central government.         

 

This is time to promote the message, not to back off.  I’m thinking of printing up the Tea Party ten core beliefs on small cards and giving them out at every opportunity I get.  The great American people need to know the Tea Party platform is not the enemy, it is the answer.

“Timid, Toothless Tiger” Better Known as President Barack Hussein Obama”

by Gerri Gibney on 09/01/13

I’m not going to dwell on Barack Hussein Obama or as I like to call him the “Timid, Toothless Tiger” and his recent pass-off of responsibility to the congress, but rather the consequences of TTT’s lack of action in Syria.  We could argue the Constitutional question as to whether he should go to the Congress, and I believe the Constitution dictates that he should go to them to declare an act of war.  Where was TTT two years ago when the gassing first started?  He drew his “red line” about eight months ago and Assad crossed it.  He did not go to the people’s representatives until after his saber rattling wasn’t going very well with the rest of the world and the people of America, so he decided to go to congress to spread the wealth around.

 

In typical TTT fashion, if it goes well, he’ll take the credit, and if it goes bad, why he’ll blame congress, especially George Bush’s RHINO crowd.  Why didn’t he go to the congress in the first place?  David Axelrod, a longtime Obama advisor, tweeted after TTT’s speech; “Congress is now the dog that caught the car.”  This thinking is now our foreign policy.

 

Evidently, genocide is O.K. when it fits into TTT’s schedule.  Before his punt to congress it seemed as if John Kerry was advocating immediate response.  TTT came out after Kerry’s speech and told of “consequences.”  I guess the “consequences” can wait until after the Russian summit and after the congress comes back into session, and, of course, after TTT’s golf game.

 

We now know his foreign policy as to Syria, do nothing, until Assad does something and then there will be “consequences,” perhaps bombing of some headquarters or bomb site, after everything has been removed and there is only some poor sole left to guard the bomb site facility. 

 

What about the rest of the bad guys out there?  Barack Hussein Obama said in his latest remarks about Syria “Right makes might, not the other way around.”  Really?  What “right” does TTT have on his side?  What moral compass does he subscribe to?  This outrage against innocent people was an outrage, but after a few days is it any less so?  How long will it take congress to make a decision.    

 

The Old Testament shows us God is just.  I believe this and it will be so in this latest human outrage as well.  Our leadership is not acting as a moral and just government, but as a political action committee.  TTT has no moral code; noble, just, upright are not what defines him, rather self-serving, unjust, expedient lack of principle do.

 

This is what leading from behind does to a nation; it is a self-fulfilling prophecy.  We no longer lead; we react to the despots of the world.  If TTT really meant that America would not tolerate this inhumanity and that it was a direct threat to America, he should have acted on his belief and his stated policy.  Unfortunately, he has no policy, and his belief is not the best interest of America, rather it is the best interest of his Black Liberation, and Marxist ideology.

 

Iran is continuing on its way to the development of nuclear weaponry, Korea goes about killing innocent people, and why not?  The Timid, Toothless Tiger doesn’t know what to do so he goes to congress.

 

President George Washington and President Dwight Eisenhower did not believe in bringing the United States into other nations’ conflicts unless it directly affected our national interests.  They did, however, believe in America and our system, and they did have operatives everywhere to make sure that our interests would always be first for our people.  What does president Barack Hussein Obama have in place – a bunch of community organizers who hate America?

 

Gerri Gibney

September 1, 2013

 

  

 

"CONTENT OF YOUR CHARACTER"

by Gerri Gibney on 08/27/13

“CONTENT OF YOUR CHARACTER”

 

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin King’s “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” and his “I Have a Dream,” speech just passed and there was much publicity as it should have been.  In this speech Dr. King remarked about his four little children saying; “…one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

 

This powerful speech, almost a sermon, listed the ideals and promises of America, and the irrefutable fact that:  “It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.”

 

He uses the word “check” but he is not speaking of money, Dr. King talks of the “great vaults of opportunity,” and the “riches of freedom and the security of justice.”  He tells everyone this is what has been promised through the law of the United States, this is the reality of the day, and this is what can be.  He even admonishes; “But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”

 

He clearly states do not be bitter, do not hate, do not be guilty of wrongful deeds. 

 

At the time some of the more radical leaders who were on the march condemned the speech, saying it was too compromising.  Malcolm X in his autobiography said:  “Whoever heard of angry revolutionaries swinging their bare feet together with their oppressor in lily pad pools, with gospels and guitars and ‘I have a dream’ speeches?”

 

Malcolm X’s comment seems more in tune with the President Barack Hussein Obama, fifty years later, than with the noble, inspiring, truth-filled words of Dr. King.

 

Fifty years after this speech we have a black President, would Dr. King be happy with this president?   The opportunity Dr. King spoke of is a reality, no matter what black racists try to tell us.  The black man is judged by his character, not his skin color. The black President Barack Hussein Obama does not believe this is so, he is living in the world Dr. King presented to us so eloquently 50 years ago, not today’s world.

 

A case in point; back in 2009 when the Harvard professor, Gates was arrested over an incident at his home, the president was asked in a news conference; What does it say about race relations in America?" Obama replied, "Now, I've – I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. And number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. That's just a fact."

 

The words of President Barack Hussein Obama are divisive and racist.  The president did not know the facts (his own words), and yet he knew the police had acted stupidly, and that the incident was racially motivated.  How did he “know” these things?  Because he is still in the 1960’s, and is trying his best by his words to bring the rest of the country with him in his hatred. 

 

Barack Hussein Obama is filled with loathing of this country (he certainly apologizes for us enough), he believes in class warfare (wealth redistribution), and he believes there is no justice in America.  After all, look at his remarks about the Trevon Martin case.  In Obama’s five years in office, he has done more to set back race relations than any person or group.

 

The racism that is being spoken of right now is a direct result of President Barack Hussein Obama’s lack of leadership and his complete lack of understanding of America.  He lives in the very world that Dr. King warned about 50 years ago.  “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”

 

Shame on Obama, shame on him! 

 

Is this the America Dr. King dreamed of; where the President of the United States defines people as to the color of their skin, not the content of their character?  Where the President sees only race and not the facts?  Where the President talks down America instead of lifting it up?

 

I really wonder if Barack Hussein Obama has read Dr. King’s speech, and if Dr. King were alive today would he be willing to give up all the strides that he helped to put into place by going along with Obama and his racism?  I’ll answer the question; I would like to believe that Dr. King meant what he said and would be an honorable upright man, and not a pandering sycophant simply to satisfy a Communist street organizer.

 

Gerri Gibney

August 27, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"You Get What You Asked For"

by Gerri Gibney on 08/23/13

“You Get What You Asked For”

 

The other day I was asked “are you still writing your blog?”  And, last night I got the same question.  The “guilts” started to take over, but not too much, since after all it is summer.  But, after reading about a recently passed bill in the District of Columbia in July, I realized it’s time to get back to business.

 

The bill I am referring to is called “Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013” which requires big retailers such as Wal-Mart to pay starting wages that would be 50% higher than the District’s minimum wage, and to provide health care.  Yes, you read the last sentence correctly.  There is now a law in DC that tells a private corporation how much they must pay their employees. 

 

I decided to read the law myself, just to make sure I was getting the correct information, and it is true.  Here’s a short recap of the bill; (1) The Council of DC’s policy is to promote living wage jobs, (2) Some large retailers pay low wages and don’t provide health care.  By adopting living wage standards, the District can ensure that economic development better meets the community’s need for family-supporting jobs.  (3) Responsible retailers face growing pressure to cut back when their competitors are permitted to pay low wages and no benefits.  Result could be increased costs to the District when businesses that provide health care are replaced by those who do not and instead rely on city health clinics, public hospitals, and publicly funded programs such as Medicaid.  (4) It is appropriate to set a standard for larger businesses in the retail industry because (A) large retailers are better able to afford the cost of paying a living wage than many other kind of employees (B) a number of large retailers in the region are already paying a living wage, evidence that it is feasible for employers in this industry to create good jobs while still operating profitability (C) large retailers generally are less likely than other kinds of businesses to respond to such regulation by closing or reducing employment because the retail industry is more location-dependent, and (D) in other cities, the enactment of living wage laws has had no negative impact on retail employment and development.  (5) In order to safeguard the public health, safety, welfare and prosperity of all Washingtonians, the District must establish a code of conduct for responsible retailers in our community ensuring that large retailers pay their workers a living wage and provide affordable health benefits.

 

As I am typing this law, I can feel my heart pounding and my total frustration and anger rising.  Is it possible that such a bill could be put forward in the United States of America?  Do any of the eight people (8-to-5 vote) who voted to pass this bill have any concept about economics, free enterprise, capitalism, or liberty?  Do they know anything about our system of government?  I know the answer to my question; they don’t.

 

I looked at other cities that have passed various “living wage laws,” there are about 125 municipalities, including Hudson County and Jersey City, New Jersey in this mix.  You won’t be surprised to learn that many of the cities that have such laws are in the State of California.  As a matter of fact, San Francisco was named and touted by the DC Council as one of the successful cities who had a living wage law on the books.  San Francisco’s law includes a proviso for health care, and if the employer does not pay health care they are required to pay $1.25 per hour into the city’s public health care system!  We all know where California is headed, and is there any wonder why?

 

By the way, since November 1998 the City of Detroit, that shining example of good, decent, prosperous government has had such a law on their books.

 

Going back to the DC Bill, look at number 4 (C) which speaks of large retailers less likely to close or reduce their work force since they are “location-dependent.”  Just love that phrase “location-dependent,” since it reminds me of another phrase that I have used many times; “don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.”  If this is what the District of Columbia wants, so be it.  And, please, gently close the door.

 

Wal-Mart has announced it will not build another three proposed stores in the District, and if they have any sense they will close the existing ones.  How many jobs will that mean to the District?  After all, “You Get What You Asked For.”

 

Gerri Gibney

August 23, 2013