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Resolved for 2013

For the New Year and the Future of Liberty!

By Mark Alexander · Jan. 3, 2013
“Let it be told to the future world, that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet and to repulse it.” –Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776)

Happy New Year!

We enjoyed a week of rest and recovery with our families, but we enter this year locked and loaded.

At no time since FDR’s regime has our republic’s Constitution, and the Liberty it enshrines, been at greater risk of evisceration by political “enemies domestic.”

Thus, your Patriot Team has resolved for 2013 that we will continue to do what we have done with every breath since our inception – defend Liberty – and with every ounce of vigor we can muster. And we vow to recruit more American Patriots to our cause this year than ever before.

We have redoubled our commitment to our mission, and we stand firm in our oaths to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” as summed up in our motto: “Pro Deo et Constitutione – Libertas aut Mors, Semper Fortis Vigilate Paratus et Fidelis!” (For God and Constitution – Liberty or Death, Always Strong, Vigilant, Prepared and Faithful!)

We will remain steadfast in that resolve until our last breath, and we know that tens of millions of you will do likewise.

We enter this New Year with two ominous threats to Liberty that affirm just how critical our mission really is.

1. Barack Hussein Obama and his neo-com cadres endeavor to dismantle the Second Amendment – “the palladium of the Liberties of the Republic,” and the best means of defending Rule of Law against the tyranny of men. The bodies of murdered children had scarcely been removed from Sandy Hook Elementary School before Barack Obama was, shamefully, stacking up their coffins to use as a platform for his disarmament agenda – an agenda that he and his cadres conceal behind a thin façade of “concern for public safety.” According to his lawless Attorney General, Eric Holder, Obama is considering implementing new “gun control” mandates by way of Executive Order if Congress fails to enact the measures his administration seeks. Obama greatly underestimates the resolve of armed American Patriots.

2. The Potomac politicos averted the so-called “fiscal cliff” by setting a new course for certain fiscal meltdown. The “deal” Obama’s autopen signed provides $1 in tax cuts for every $41 in tax increases, and $1 in spending cuts for every $10 in tax increases. And this doesn’t even take into account the coming ObamaCare taxes. Because employee payroll taxes are going up 50 percent, more than 75 percent of households will pay higher taxes in 2013. Obama put off any spending cuts for two months in order to buy time promoting “needed investments,” mostly expanding the rolls of government “union workers.” In other words, Obama and his neo-coms will not agree to any substantive spending cuts and, instead, plan to continue accruing deficits of at least a half trillion dollars annually. By way of Executive Order, Obama increased the wages of all his public service unionistas, the better to ensure their allegiance to his regime.

Welcoming in the New Year with a New York Times Op/Ed, one of Obama’s colleagues, Louis Michael Seidman, “professor of constitutional law” at Georgetown University, summarized Obama’s second term plan for “fundamentally transforming” the USA, under the title, “Let’s give up on the Constitution.” Seidman condemned what Obama publicly can’t: “our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions.”

Indeed, that transformation to a socialist state was, and remains, Obama’s political objective.

In response to these menacing threats to Liberty, it is our resolution, for the support of our Declaration of Independence and its subordinate guidance, our Constitution, that, “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

While the near-term future might look bleak, there is great opportunity in the current crisis to strengthen Liberty for ourselves and our posterity. As Ronald Reagan urged us during another very difficult time in our nation’s history: “My fellow citizens, our nation is poised for greatness. We must do what we know is right, and do it with all our might. Let history say of us: ‘These were golden years – when the American Revolution was reborn, when freedom gained new life, and America reached for her best.’”

May God bless and keep you each one, and may He bless our pursuit of Liberty in this coming year.

I invite you to post your New Year’s resolution in support of Liberty!

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102 Comments

RedLeg in M'Boro said:

"So that is how liberty is lost, to a grand applause", Makes we want to scream as loud as I can. Few read the US Constitution, and fewer can understand it. The lack of historical knowledge by our lower income; aka "middle class" citizens is astounding. The you have the pervers ones with the PhD, that tell them, what the US Constitution really means is.... Which is wrong. So keep up the good work, and I hope one day everyone will know what our Founding Fathers read, wrote and understood to be good Government at the Federal, State (independent) and local (County,City) levels.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Sachs in FarmVille, VA replied:

Please don't denigrate PhDs, which my wife and I both earned. We're also members of the NRA (myself a Patron Life Member). I'm a decorated Vietnam veteran and the son of a police chief with 41 years service (a WWII marine). I understand your position. I also loathe what goes on in most of our universities. I know you don't intend to refer to all of us that chose our professions, but it makes me nervous. Remember China's cultural revolution!

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Roger in Roanoke, Va replied:

Sachs, I agree and would like to thank you and your wife for your commitment to educate the young people in our country. I have a son that earned his PhD He is a proud Virginian, smart, articulate, Conservative, and an American Patriot that supports and defends the constitution and our civil liberties. I'm also a fellow member of the NRA, and I thank you for you commitment to the NRA as well. I'm also from the Vietnam era and I thank you for your service to our country, and I thank your father for his service in WWII, and his continued service protecting us as a Police officer. I don't think the person posting the PhD comment was intending to refer to everyone, I think he was just venting. But I agree with you Sir, It upsets me when people paint their comments with such broad strokes, and like you Sir, it makes me very, very nervous. I just wanted to jump in here and say hello to a fellow Virginian, after all you are just right up the road from me. ;) Virginia has a long history and tradition of having citizens with good character. Sounds to me like you, and your wife, are keeping that tradition alive! I thank you both!

Friday, January 4, 2013 at 2:00 AM

RedLeg in M'Boro replied:

I have no intentions of loathing any well educate PhD that understands American History and what our Founding Fathers read, wrote and understood. I have two masters and one masters certificate. I would have attained my PhD in History, but there are no PhD History programs near my home that will take a die hard conservative that understands the above. I have worked with (non-GED, GED or High Diploma) people that quote these socialist PhD they hear on the MSM. These workers would not conduct their own research nor did they care to. I debunked 100% of what was quoted. Those same workers used words like, believe, think, it should be this way and not words like I know, understand, the facts show (all the facts not just the ones that prove my point). I worked in a Tire Warehouse after I retired from Active Duty as a LTC, because I needed the money. I have found a good paying job now. The lack of understanding by those that voted for Odumma is great. You can't get them to see it, because every time I won the arguement, they would start screaming at me. Just typical liberal hogwash. I intend too start writing the local papers like our founding fathers to get the history of this country out. I know I will be meet with stupid ignorant people, the feel they Government owes them. It has to be done, if it is not done the flame of individual liberty will be snuffed out.

Friday, January 4, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Dioneikes in Colorado said:

I heartily recommend taking Hillsdale College's Constitution 101 & 201 classes on line if you want to know about the Constitution. Its a free course and just takes a little of your time. But its something people need to do!

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:15 AM

wjm in Colorado said:

I fear the marxists have their goal now within reach, as they have the media and the indoctrination centers. The useful idiots now outnumber the producers, and they are running out of others money as socialism always does. They fail to learn history's lessons, and repeat the failures, and America will come to failure and crisis, and then the marxists will declare martial law, and complete the destruction. I have prepared for the worst, hope for the best, and will be a defender of freedom until death. I can tell the marxists truthfully, I will not die a slave to government or tyranny.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Les in Texas replied:

Well said Brother!

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Gilbert Doan in Ardmore, PA said:

I have just received from a friend an astonishing assessment of
AMERICA'S HUNTERS.
I think you will be interested in seeing it if you have not done so
already.
Unfortunately I cannot of course forward it to you.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:22 AM

P Montanye in NY replied:

The words hunt,hunter or hunting are nowhere in the 2nd amendment!!!!!! Its not about hunters !! Its about free people protecting themselves from a tyrannical government!

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 1:29 PM

RyDaddy in Madison, WI replied:

I think he is referring to the assessment that hunters in just WI and MI ALONE surpass more armed individuals than the standing armies of all other nations. And there are 48 more states' worth of hunters not even counted.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Les in Texas said:

2013 Resolution. I will not give up my rights under the second ammendment of the Bill of Rights. I will continue to fight for the return to a Constitutional Republic. I will do everything in my power to thwart the advance of liberal/socialist/communists in this country. I will always put God first, he guides and directs me and mine.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Duane Block in Lenoir City, TN said:

I have a question...did you reach the goal to raise enough money for the coming year?

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:29 AM

GH in MD replied:

god i hope so, if the Patriot Post stops sending me e-mails i don't know where i will find a good laugh anymore

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 4:45 PM

don J. Whittaker in virginia beach, Virginia said:

It should be obvious to anyone who is paying attention that Obamas goal is to destroy this country. He plans to accomplish this by bankruting it financially, weaken its militarily and ensuring that socialism is established before his second term expires. He also plans to disarm the populace. If he is alowed to accomplish this goal we all will no longer be citizens. We will be subjects.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Doug Schexnayder, PhD (ret) in Vidalia, La. said:

How many years does it take for Americans and conservatives in particular to realize, to accept as reality...OzBama is an arrogant apostle of utopian secular socialism surrounded by same?

All this shock/wonder/head shaking after 4 years is actually dumb.

OzBama is simply a "no boundaries socialist"...

thus ethics/morals/tradition mean nothing...he is a purist sort of ruthless dictator who masks his real self.

Look how medicine was socialized.

Look at 900+ Excecutive Orders and 30+ czars. Are you blind?

Look how the 4 tactics used worldwide by thugs are his daily tools...

that is...bold lies, demons, distractions and smears.

Why does any thinking conservative or even moderate ignore OzBama's pattern? Why?

Okay, it was shocking for a couple of years BUT it is his way, his standard...accept it.

IF you accept it TODAY...then maybe the Republicans can be a LOT more successful in jamming his agenda and speaking bluntly to WeThePeople often about his obvious tactics. Hey, point them out and say it!

Good grief, am I the only conservative in America that clearly sees the big picture of OzBama?

If not, start acting like you do! Accept the real Ozbama NOW and react accordingly with boldness.
(theconservativecrawfish)

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD replied:

It does often feel like we're screaming in the woods.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 9:18 PM

richard lindstrom in vwnice fl. replied:

Dea Doug in La.:
Superb rendition, similar words I have expounded daily, constantly to one and all of my contacts via email.
Totally concur, obumma as we down here have named him, not disrespecting the office, only the die hard Little Dictator, as we also named him.
As an old-91 just passed- WW 2 veteran retired from the Mich Nat'l Guard in addition, I am deeply frightened that far too may of the senators, and a growing number of the House, have fallen under his spell- one great speaker by rote, of words written for him by Soros no doubt or,whomever and, We the People will soon wake up to find the Yoke of Obamacare and it's hidden agendas, will, strangle our abilties to cope with the results.
I fight back daily via emails and the like, sometimes feeling to no event and yet; if we who are so concerned do not, and remain on the dole as far too many already are, we will find our once Great country, bankrupt, and in a bind none of us may ever be able to sustain nor pay off.
Our grandkids, my great grandson and two kids, will never know what hit them.
And for what it is worth and you are well aware; our Young people today have No Ideas what is really going on and, it is almost impossible to in form them otherwise-My step daughter, now 50 years of age tells me whenever I forward or email her of what is going on;" Please, don't send me any of that stuff." Can you believe.??
And soon he and his henchmen will raise the Debt limits, spend more and print more and he will have won.
AS you have so much better than I stated and unequivocally; Wake up America before it is too late.
Respectfully, and Thank you for your excellent comments sir.
old red

Friday, January 4, 2013 at 3:34 AM

Jiggs in Millen, GA said:

I have had the following New Year's Resolution for a number of years, and have had no trouble in keeping it intact, This time around, I resolve further to apply it in any way possible to Obama and his minions: "Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things." Fits the Liberal crowd rather well I feel.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:34 AM

AC-44 in CA said:

We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed BY THEIR CREATOR with certain unalienable rights...Our most fundamental, basic human rights come as gifts of God. WOW!!!! Our national motto is In God We Trust. It's been a joy as a public school teacher to teach this to my students the past few years. It has made a tremendous difference in my classroom and has been well-received by my parents. KNOW THIS: Religious Freedom Day is January 16 every year, and you can get more info at www.religiousfreedomday.com if you want it. God bless America!!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Robert in Alabama said:

After Years of careful consideration I to think it is past time for an end to the Constitution. I am not alone, (follow link) http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo246.html ,however for different reasons than Obama and his leftist cadre.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Brian in Newport News replied:

I read the article posted at the link you provided. I agree with every point the writer made except one: our national highway system. I really don't think there is much wrong with it, except perhaps a bit of neglect in some areas.

I disagree with your assessment that "it is past time for an end to the Constitution." Perhaps you mean an end to the "living constitution?" We the people do need some governing document to chart our course, and the Constitution, as it was plainly written and intended is about the best we can hope for from mankind. The only real problem in this country is our abject failure as a people to hold those accountable who "don't worry about the Constitution" (Rep Phil Dare D-IL) as they pursue their agendas. If we could return to our Constitutional roots, if we could force the federal behemouth back into its Constitutionally restriced box, we would all to a person be far better off. If accomplishing this requires the seccession of several states, as I fear may be the case, then what are we waiting for?

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 1:46 PM

MajorStu in Peru, IN replied:

Whenever the phrase "living Constitution" comes up in discussions, I like to ask the proponent "How would you like to do a job for me? Of course, it would require a 'living contract' and I can redefine the terms to my advantage any time I like? Would that be reasonable? How about if we agree to have an amendment process, so any changes are mutually agreeable? Well, doggone, guess what, the Constitution has exactly the same thing!"

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Mike McGinn in People's Republic of Maryland replied:

There's no need to put "an end to the Constitution". There's very little left that our government does today that is Constitutional in nature.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:28 PM

donald in montclair ca replied:

when there is no constitution, no bill of rights there is no freedom,so how will
you survive, as a slave to the government. what we need is more people to
uphold the constitution and fight for it instead of lay back and become a government slave which we all practically are now

Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 9:58 AM

JIMBO in Fairfield said:

"Thinly veiled" is hardly the phrase. The President takes an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. There are no differences between the First Amendement, the Second, or the Fifth. They are the law of the land. There is a mechanism by which the law may be changed and that is part of the Constitution to be defended, too.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Robert in Alabama said:

Anarchy is not Zero government ,it is smaller, closer to point of use government ;State,county. The behemoth we have should be put on the road to extinction or it will devour us all.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Diane in Tx said:

RE: By way of Executive Order, Obama increased the wages of all his public service unionistas, the better to ensure their allegiance to his regime.

I thought congress overrode this executive order in the fiscal cliff deal. Maybe it was put back in, and Drudge/Breitbart didn't cover it?

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Ancient Warrior in The Great American West said:

Musings - end of 2012

Being retired, I have every day off. I usually have some kind of project, but today I’m between projects

• Gun bans make unsafe environments
o Avoiding unsafe places is not boycotting , it is simple prudence
• Boycotts
o Pizza hut
o Auto Zone
o Dozens of companies
o Need organization
• Gun registration
o Of course a first step to confiscation
o Unenforceable
o No records
o Massive non-compliance
o States may prohibit
• Confiscation isn’t feasible
o 60 million gun owners
o 275 million guns
o No records
o Massive civil disobedience
o Local police may not cooperate
o States may prohibit
• Waco II or Ruby Ridge II will not happen
o Ruby Ridge was a siege operation against an individual – doesn’t scale up
o Waco was a siege operation against an enclosed compound – few gun owners meet those criteria
o Feds won’t try
o If they do, the target may set a trap
• Feinstein the fag hag
o If you’re going political, anything goes
• How quickly the gun issue has scrolled off the social media
• Even now, a decent machine shop can produce a pistol on any model
o How can they possibly stop that?
o And 3-D printing makes it even easier – coming soon

Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:52 AM