Sunday, March 15, 2015

Why continue to battle Socialism

From: John Porter
To: Americans everywhere

As you may or may not be aware, I write and email to over 7,000 people all across the United States, and a great many of those people forward it to their email lists. I am asked by many, "what drives you to continue writing when it seems it does no good." Well, I firmly believe it does a lot of good, just not in giant leaps. Why do I believe that? I believe it because history bears out that it has worked before. Besides my undying love for the United States of America, I must give credit to Samuel Adams for my inspiration to never quit doing what I do. Below are 25 words spoken by him which will drive me to continue until all the breath has left my body.

“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather a . . . tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.”– Samuel Adams...Who was Samuel Adams?

Samuel Adams was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a politician in colonial Massachusetts, Adams was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and was one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. He was a second cousin to President John Adams.

Born in Boston, Adams was brought up in a religious and politically active family. A graduate of Harvard College, he was an unsuccessful businessman and tax collector before concentrating on politics. As an influential official of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Boston Town Meeting in the 1760s, Adams was a part of a movement opposed to the British Parliament's efforts to tax the British American colonies without their consent. His 1768 Massachusetts Circular Letter calling for colonial non-cooperation prompted the occupation of Boston by British soldiers, eventually resulting in the Boston Massacre of 1770. To help coordinate resistance to what he saw as the British government's attempts to violate the British Constitution at the expense of the colonies, in 1772 Adams and his colleagues devised a committee of correspondence system, which linked like-minded Patriots throughout the Thirteen Colonies. Continued resistance to British policy resulted in the 1773 Boston Tea Party and the coming of the American Revolution.

After Parliament passed the Coercive Acts in 1774, Adams attended the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, which was convened to coordinate a colonial response. He helped guide Congress towards issuing the Continental Association in 1774, the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and helped draft the Articles of Confederation and the Massachusetts Constitution. Adams returned to Massachusetts after the American Revolution, where he served in the state senate and was eventually elected governor.  Accounts written in the 19th century praised him as someone who had been steering his fellow colonists towards independence long before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.
Samuel Adams didn't just say these 25 words, he lived them. I am asking you to help me and let's all live them too.

“It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather a . . . tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.”–

Until next time, may God bless and keep you.

John Porter
Harrison, Arkansas

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


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An empire is characterized as an artificial state consisting of unlike peoples and forcibly held together by the authoritarian rule of the state, usually embodied in the person of an emperor. 

The revolution to overthrow the American constitutional republic that was begun by Lincoln was effectively finished on March 9, 1933 with FDR's enactment of the "Emergency War Powers Act."  The Act ascribes to the president the unfettered authority to write law by imperial edict all by himself with the stroke of a pen... without approval of Congress.  This act made executive orders the "law of the land."

Since that time, the Emergency War Powers Act of 1933 has been used to rob the American people of their liberties under the "color of law" and has created the unconstitutional dictatorship which currently exists under both Democrat and Republican administrations alike.  Examples of the thousands of executive orders which have destroyed American liberty are:  seizure of private property, confiscation of billions of dollars worth of gold from Americans, amnesty for illegal aliens, illegal surveillance of American citizens, militarization of law enforcement, authorization for FEMA to confiscate weapons and round up citizens in detention camps. 

One might ask the question, "How was an Emergency WAR Powers Act passed when we weren't at war?"  World War II did not even begin for another six years, and these united States did not enter WWII for another eight years after enactment of the new law.  This was done under the guise of the "war" against the Great Depression, just as so many other American liberties have been stolen during federal "wars" against "poverty," "illiteracy," "drugs," "crime," "terror," and so on and so on, ad nauseam. These "wars" by the government are never intended to eradicate what they propose to fight but are only intended to increase governmental power and reduce American liberty.  And of course, even though the Great Depression ended nearly a century ago, the Act has never been repealed; it is still in use by presidents today.

To be sure, the effort to completely convert America to an empire is still being finalized in minutia today; but it was effectively completed on March 9, 1933, for the federal leviathan now purports to have the authority to do whatever it wishes solely by imperial decree.  Just ask President Obama... or President Bush... or whoever happens to be in office at the moment.

  Ray McBerry is the president of Ray McBerry Enterprises, Inc. which owns KBN Television and serves as a public relations firm for select clients.  He is a father, television host of "Georgia First," former Republican candidate for governor, and has been generally recognized as the leading spokesman for the Tenth Amendment and States' Rights in Georgia for more than a decade.  He still takes occasional speaking engagements and continues to write and speak out on radio and television for the Cause of liberty.  He has appeared on FOX News, CNN, HLN, MSNBC, and many other stations to defend States' Rights. 

NOT Atlanta... NOT Washington... but GEORGIA FIRST!

Ray McBerry Enterprises is the public relations firm for Georgia First.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Common Core State Standards

From: John Porter
To: Americans Everywhere


In all the history of man, every free nation which has been taken over by someone with a desire to be an absolute ruler, or a group with that same evil desire being led by some individual at the helm, there have always been two things which MUST, and did, happen. 

(1) Gain control, up front, of the vast majority of the public news media outlets, thus controlling the minds and thinking of the adults, effectively dismantling most current opposition.

(2) Start forming the minds and thinking of all school children, thus molding the thinking and gaining control of the coming generations, in other words, the dismantling of individual thinking and initiative. The most glaring examples are Russia, Germany, China, Cuba, and North Korea among others.
We all have been witness to the implementation of Number 1 over the past few years. The implementation of number 2 is now almost completed. It is called Common Core State Standards in our American education system.
A great many people in our government think that whatever they happen to know and believe, everybody else should be REQUIRED to know and believe.
In education, what has been assumed that everybody should be required to know and believe is called “the core.” The responsibility for teaching the core has always been divvied up between teachers of math, language, arts, social studies, and science. The teachers all being directed by local school boards elected by the citizens of that local community.
Socialistic, big government motivated interests, argued that the core was being sloppily taught, and organized a behind the scenes campaign to “super-standardize” it. Their work has been given the name, COMMON CORE “STATE” STANDARDS. The word "State" is to hide the fact that it is driven by Federal Government policymakers in Washington D. C. Thus far it has been federally shoved, and adopted, into every state except Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia. Also Oklahoma, Indiana and South Carolina at first adopted it and have now voted to withdraw. Minnesota has adopted some parts of it, but not all.
This has been done without sufficient public dialogue or feedback from experienced public educators, no research, no pilot or experimental programs… evidence at all that such a thing created by unnamed people attempting to standardize what’s taught is a good idea. It is in fact, a very bad idea. It gives our Federal Government the power to mold the mind and thinking of our children.
The word “standards” gets an approving nod from the public (and a lot of educators) because it means “performance that meets a standard.” However, I submit to you, it also means “like everybody else,” and standardizing the thinking of minds is what the Common Core State Standards try to do. Those who support the Standards will try to sell the first meaning, while the Standards actually deliver the second meaning. It is very cunning, don’t you think?
The government forming Standardized minds is straying as far from a Constitutional Republic’s values as it is possible to stray. The foundation of the United States of America is the freedom of individual thinking and initiative.

Besides those states which have already voted to repeal it, there are groups forming in many other states to petition their legislatures for repeal of this terrible injustice to freedom. Also Iowa Senator, Chuck Grassley, has been trying to stop funding in Washington in an effort to kill it. Your support is needed where ever you can lend it. I urge you to get involved in your state. If you don't live in one of the aforementioned states it has already happened to you, and you probably didn't even know it.

May God bless America.

Please forward this to all you can.

Until next time:

Your friend in freedom;

John Porter
Harrison, Arkansas