Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Calling all Americans


Our economy limps and stumbles and it should be intuitively obvious to the most casual observer that we are restricted by over-regulation, over taxation and a general lack of usefirl common sense and morality in our governance. “Knowing the system” or “having experience” doesn’t necessarily equate to profitable governance or a people free from intrusive rules and regulations.

Noah Webster, (1758-1343), known as the Founding Father of American Scholarship and Education was, among many other achievements, author of The American dictionary, Law and the History of the United States. He wrote of our Republic “When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be comrpted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be violated or disregarded. If a republican fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws. Intriguing men can never be trusted.”

Let us be mindful of the importance of our vote. For the future of America, we urge you with all our hearts to cast your vote for individuals who have demonstrated unwavering moral integrity. History has proven that a larger government (local or federal) equates to less quantity and quality of personal choice and more opportunity for corruption. The Constitution is complete. The efforts of the Obama administration to dismiss and/or circumvent it should be a red flag for every American. Vote for candidates who seek to return our country founded on individual freedoms given by our Creator. Cast your vote for Romney/Ryan!


Letters to the Editor


Discussion | 32 comments

  • cookie65November 05, 2012 - 4:41 am

    In 1215 a document known as the Magna Carta was signed into law which for the first time subjected the king to the same laws as the commoner. We are in a period of time which has repeated itself thoughout history where those who make the laws have become less and less subject to them. It turned out bad for King George last time we got here and it will turn out bad for our modern day rulers. obama has done more to wake up the American people than any politician in our short history. Liberty is protected thru a well armed citizenry. It is passed time we throw off this out of control government. We have been governed by the attendees of woodstock for far too long.

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  • pointers to Romney's "selection"November 05, 2012 - 6:51 am

    ZIONISTS: Michael Chertoff & Dov Zakheim (senior Romney advisers), Sheldon Adelson (underwriting Romney with as much as $100 million), the Crown family of Chicago, Benjamin Netanyahu, Rahm Emanuel

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  • CatherineNovember 05, 2012 - 6:52 am

    Oh boy... I don't know where to start on this fantasy extravaganza. I'm just glad California's Electoral College votes are locked in for President Obama.

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  • RichardNovember 05, 2012 - 7:18 am

    Good morning Catherine, another good recipe is to just sit down with a cup of coffee and watch the sun come up. It could be the fight just begun.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 05, 2012 - 7:25 am

    cookie65, Catherine - I am putting together an MMA event over here - LINK - between Chuck Norris and Chris Daley (main event). Can we get together and discuss signing terms for you two(warm up)?

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  • James E.November 05, 2012 - 7:37 am

    Mr. Veerkamp, sorry to put the kibosh on the fight, but Chris Daley has previous heart trouble, so the fight doc won't approve his fighting. Instead, how about Chuck Norris and Cookie 65 fighting bare fisted in a three round exhibition -- poor Chuck.

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  • RichardNovember 05, 2012 - 7:58 am

    Cookie65, are you advocating revolution in the name of your creator by a well armed citizenry if your guy doesn’t win the election? And with modern weapons and training of law enforcement and our military, what do you think your chances are? Have you considered maybe America is growing up, and your party is a step behind? Have you considered that maybe your behavior is contributing to the decline of one of America’s once great institutions? Girl, the Civil War is long over, put your big girl pants on, stand-up and be counted for the good of all people in our nation, change happens. The following is right off your very own republican web page. "Why GOP Registration Has Dropped Below 30% and What to Do About It" "November 2, 2012, Ron Nehring Republican Party membership has now dropped below 30% in the Golden State, marking a further decline in the party’s statewide strength and affecting the prospects of Republican victories in future years." I feel you really dont understand whats at risk in this election and I would guess its because Fox News didnt think it was worthy of their air time.

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  • James E.November 05, 2012 - 8:21 am

    Richard, for years on this site Tea/Republicans have told me how they will fight the government with their pistols, shotguns, and hunting rifles. I've reminded them, to no avail, that a 20mm cannon minigun would trump their feeble firepower. They are blinded by NRA propaganda.

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  • prime timeNovember 05, 2012 - 8:32 am

    Romney on waterboarding: QUESTION: Waterboarding: do you think it’s torture? ROMNEY: I don’t. … We will have a policy of doing what we think is in our best interest. We’ll use enhanced interrogation techniques that go beyond what’s in the military handbook right now.

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  • James E.November 05, 2012 - 8:38 am

    Anyone who thinks waterboarding is not torture should be waterboarded, and then asked the question again.

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  • CatherineNovember 05, 2012 - 8:44 am

    I'd put money on that Norris/Cookie fight. A wading-pool of pudding might increase local interest.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 05, 2012 - 8:58 am

    Laughing . . . . . . heading down to Red Hawk . . . . . . checking out venues . . . . . . . developing . . . .

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  • DB SmithNovember 05, 2012 - 9:29 am

    Dang I had a great weekend! Horseshoe tourney, barbecue, beer and very little politics. We got home and then read some things about 20mm miniguns, modern weapons, girl fights.... Geezzz. There are a few around here that think they are military experts and own the market on military comments, but that is not so. They are obviously unaware of the results of a well placed and disciplined 22 or a rock in a slingshot. I don't think they've read the history of David and Goliath. From their military training they should know that you never underestimate your foe. We'll we're headed out to attend a big celebration party for the next few days with everyone looking forward to some good old fiscal responsibility, and true American leadership/values. I read somewhere "Never interrupt your foe when he is making mistakes". So carry on foes and doe ~ I will not interrupt you anymore. Just for a little while.

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  • James E.November 05, 2012 - 10:03 am

    I do estimate General DB Smith of the Tea Party Army as severely lacking in tactical military knowledge and skills. Armed with his .22 and his sling shot, he continues to boggle the mind. After all, this is a general who isn't even a graduate of basic training. So, General, if you do decide to take to the woods to battle the government, remember to take extra dry socks.

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  • prime timeNovember 05, 2012 - 12:37 pm

    US Elections: From the “Lesser to the Greater Evil”. The Demise of Critical Liberalism

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  • prime timeNovember 05, 2012 - 12:55 pm

    GOP Set to Steal USA's Banana Republic Election

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  • richardNovember 05, 2012 - 12:58 pm

    If I were to guess how much longer the Mountain Democrat can survive after the election when the republican PAC money dries up, with a new classified in our community, and with what appears to be a failed attempt at down-sizing. I would guess the parent company will pull the plug if they don’t get out of the black, regardless if it’s the oldest newspaper in California or not, during President Obama’s second term. I have always liked the idea of a small town newspaper but not one so unbalance that even for an Independent voter it’s agonizing to read. It’s not just the Mountain Democrats Endorsements, it’s the brand of politics, a good example is yesterday’s front page picture of Sheriff D’Agostini and his brother in-law greeting wounded Army Spec. Harris at the Sacramento Airport. Most welcome-homes have been small scale: hugs from mom, dad, brothers, and sisters, back slapping from friends and service mates at military posts and airports across our nation. Now it seems in El Dorado County Welcome Home events are being forced on the returning soldiers because some feel they deserve it giving little concern to the soldier’s current situation which is almost always different from when they departed. This forced welcome sets the stage for other unwanted situations like commercialization and political platforms, but maybe this is a discussion for another time. With the fragile condition of Spec Harris, the obvious emotions and love of his family, friends, mates and others, why did the Mountain Democrat select out of what must have been a zillion pictures taken, a photo that shows the most political active non-veteran elected official in our county. I guess it was just too good of a photo opportunity to pass up. I feel that for myself I would have rather viewed a photo of young Harris with mom and dad, sister or mates and friends in his arms which portrays the real meaning of, “Welcome Home.”

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  • Ken SteersNovember 05, 2012 - 1:34 pm

    Richard, If you are charging an invasion of privacy to those veterans returning home by the well wishers at the airport? Then I'm guilty as charged. For clarification. Regarding our Sheriff and his brother attending Army Spec. Harris's homecoming reception coordinated by his family? A class act by the highest ranking person from our county. You obviously have a completely different since of reality than I do.

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  • Thomas GibneyNovember 05, 2012 - 3:42 pm

    Richard, I have experienced an empty homecoming, it was no fun seeing otheres be greeted by groups of people. I was not in battle per say but these guys were and you ask most ANY service member and I am sure they appreciate the support regardless if it's an ElDO SHerrif or a 5 year old with a flag. By the way George SOros I hear would like to slash benefits for Veterans. Warm and fuzzy rich liberal that he is....

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  • cookie65November 05, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    Richard, that is not what I said at all. But let me help you out on one point. The Military and Law enforcement is the citizenry. They would side with their families before they would side with a tyrannical government. Throwing off this overburdening government can be done by terminating hundreds of government agencies and throwing thousands of pages of regulation in the dumpsters where they belong.

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  • RichardNovember 05, 2012 - 4:57 pm

    Thomas, we both as do many other Veterans understand how difficult a home coming can be. The second time for me was at late at night at El Toro Naval Air Station in Southern California. I was still wearing the same boots I had on during the battle of Le Bac I, I was processed and discharged within forty hours and found myself at a bus stop out side the base scratching mosquito bites received days before in south east Asia. The current thinking of how to handle returning troops especially the injured, read to me right out of the US Amy Chaplains Handbook repeated the best I can, says, for their spiritual, physical and mental healing they should not be singled out until such a time that they have healed. It goes on to talk about exceptions, and the healing process which I can not recall word for word. But I think you get the reality of it...

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  • Ken SteersNovember 05, 2012 - 5:57 pm

    Thomas and Richard, I sincerely thank you both for your service as well as sacrifice.

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  • EvelynNovember 05, 2012 - 8:58 pm

    A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN: To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up ‘revocation’ in the Oxford English Dictionary.) Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except North Dakota, which she does not fancy). Your new Prime Minister, David Cameron, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed. ********** @

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  • CatherineNovember 05, 2012 - 9:27 pm

    It's genius, Evelyn. We'd finally get national health insurance.

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  • James E.November 05, 2012 - 10:26 pm

    God save the Queen.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 06, 2012 - 6:21 am

    Indeed save the Queen! If we just had the number of surveillance cameras that she has we could do a much better job of managing the masses.

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  • Spellcheck UserNovember 06, 2012 - 10:10 am

    Does this contributor know how to use spellcheck? "usefirl" and "comrpted" are not words. If messages such as this come from an obviously uneducated source, it fails.

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  • chrispyNovember 06, 2012 - 11:48 am

    Vote Ron Paul.

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  • prime timeNovember 06, 2012 - 3:56 pm


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  • James E.November 06, 2012 - 10:00 pm

    Mitt concedes.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 06, 2012 - 10:27 pm

    Brian leads . . . 56-43

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 07, 2012 - 12:23 am

    SacBee LINK - Retired fire chief Veerkamp headed to El Dorado County Board of Supervisors

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