Independence Day Quiz – How Much Do You Know About Government?

Business friend, Ken Sterling of Horizon Auto Center here in Rockwall, Texas, sent me a link to the Independence Day Quiz. Yes, Independence Day has come and gone, but our Constitution, our history and our republican framework of government continue as they have for 236 years.

The quiz is completely anonymous and it’s set for evaluation by age group. Answer 30 questions to discover how much you know.

Here is a link to the Independence Day Quiz: 

My results? Here they are:

I correctly answered 29 out of 30 questions.

This is how I compared to others in my age group. (No, I won’t tell you my true age. However, I am known to imagine it’s 39.)

I didn’t completely embarrass myself, but missing one leaves the cheeks somewhat red.

C’est Si Bon – Musique des films à The Harbor






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Former Member Rockwall City Council
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Act Now! Today the U.N. Meets to Impose Its Small Arms Treaty

The United Nations “Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons” begins its Second Review Conference, today, August 27th.

The “United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects” will:

  • Enact tougher licensing requirements on gun sales and ownership, making it almost impossible for you, an individual, to own a firearm
  • Require the government to confiscate firearms owned by individuals
  • Place further restrictions on the sale of arms
  • Create an international gun registry

The National Association for Gun Rights read the draft of the treaty and said, “After you strip away all of the flowery language of this treaty, it comes down to a completely open-ended attempt to put United Nations bureaucrats in charge of firearms policy worldwide, usurping the authority of countries to set their own policies.”

The U.N. wants to be in control of firearms all over the world. Who would be allowed to own guns: The government of course and no one else.

“Impossible”, you say? Let’s remember who is in the White House: a lawless, dictatorial Barack Obama who snubs his nose at the rule of law and tramples the Constitution.

The Road to Tyranny Begins With an Unarmed Citizenry

I ask you to contact your Congressional Delegation today, this morning. Tell them to support S. 2205 and H.R. 4846, bills that will protect Americans from any U.N. treaty and keep our sovereignty in place.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn
Main: 202-224-2934
Fax: 202-228-2856
Contact Form for email message:
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Main: 202-224-5922
Fax: 202-224-0776
Contact Form for email message: 
U.S. Representative Ralph M. Hall
Main: 202-225-6673
Fax: 202-225-3332
Contact Form for email message:
For a modest fee, you can send send faxes to one or all U.S. Senators via this convenient link:

Yes He Can! – Need a Reason to Vote Republican?

Timely Update – Current National Debt

It has become my custom to relate to you the magnitude of our national debt, as a function of time, where $1.00 = 1 second of time.

If you think THIS is frightening, look below to see the magnitude of national debt, IF Obama gets elected to another four-year term.

Projected National Debt – Consequence of a Second Obama Term of Office

From The Blaze: Compilation of Treasury Data and OMB Fiscal Year 2013 Mid-Session Review

Want a broader context? Have you seen the movie? Learn why Obama is doing what he is doing to America.

Obama’s America: 2016

View trailer below…

2016: Obama’s America – Where to See It North Texas

2016: Obama’s America – Authoritative movie based on the book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage”

Dinesh D’Souza’s movie is based on this book and is available on – click image above for more information on this book.
Best selling author Dinesh D’Souza directs the movie. His message is a clarion call to an America that is the target of “dreams of his father”.
What will life be like in America, if Obama wins four more years in the White House?
View the trailer below (1:30) and find a theater near you using information and links below the trailer.
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Small Arms Treaty – My Interaction with Senator John Cornyn

Natural Right to Life Necessarily Gives License to Self Defense

I wrote Senator John Cornyn to oppose the UN Small Arms Treaty and imposition of unconstitutional restrictions on firearm ownership.

As do so many Americans, the senator associates firearm ownership with hunting and home defense from criminals. It’s not that these aspects of gun ownership are not valid, the problem is he fails to comprehend why the founding fathers added the Second Amendment.

Our Second Amendment right to bear arms has its direct antecedent in the English Bill of Rights which compressed the various reasons for owning a firearm into a right as a result of the government’s efforts to disarm its citizens.[5] Events in English history provided many of the seeds that would become the fruit that we know as our Constitutional rights, among them the right to bear arms. – Cliff Stearns [Click on this link to read more from the St. Louis University Public Law Review]

The second amendment has nothing to do with fishing, hunting and crime prevention, though they come into play in these matters every day of our lives. The reason we have this natural (God-given) right to “keep and bear arms” is to protect ourselves from government tyranny. There – I said it.

After the liberals in power in Great Britain and Australia successfully couched gun ownership in terms of crime prevention, the next step was gun confiscation. Citizens of both countries are now disarmed and they are warning us to avoid allowing the same thing happen to us.

You see, we, as a nation, are the last and best hope to billions of people all around the globe. We enjoy this situation whereby people want to break into America – no one seems in a hurry to break out. It’s really very easy to leave this extraordinary country; getting in is the difficult thing to do.

Herewith, Senator John Cornyn’s response to my contact form message.

Texas Senator John Cornyn

22 August 2012

Dear Sir:

Thank you for contacting me about federal firearms laws.  I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this matter.

It is essential to safeguard the law-abiding citizen’s constitutional right to own and use firearms designed for legitimate purposes such as hunting, target shooting, collecting, and self-protection.  Restricting this right runs counter to the intent of our Founding Fathers, who expressly guaranteed that citizens would retain the right to keep and bear arms.

As a former Texas Supreme Court Justice and Attorney General, I have firsthand knowledge of crime-fighting policies that work, and I believe that citizens’ Second Amendment rights should not be restricted because of the actions of criminals.  Rather, we must respect the rights of law-abiding citizens and focus our attention on the source of violent crime: criminals who use firearms to commit crimes.  I believe that strictly enforcing the law and meting out longer sentences for career criminals and those who use firearms when committing crimes will reduce crime more effectively than gun or equipment bans, which primarily serve to take firearms away from law-abiding citizens.

I appreciate the opportunity to represent Texans in the United States Senate, and you may be certain that I will continue working with my colleagues to protect our Second Amendment rights.  Thank you for taking the time to contact me.


United States Senator
517 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-2934
Fax: (202) 228-2856

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Open Letter to Senator John Cornyn – Stand Down Your Circular Firing Squad

Sen. John Cornyn

517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, DC 20510

Reference: Circular Firing Squad Formed Around Todd Aikin

Senator Cornyn,

I remember well when you and others at the top of our party pledged your support of Charlie Crist who has come out endorsing BARACK OBAMA. I remember, too, listening to a radio interview of Marco Rubio by Glenn Beck. Beck said to Rubio, “The last time I looked they (GOP leadership) have all the money.” Rubio thoughtfully replied: “Yes, and he last time I looked, we (the people of Florida) have all the votes.”

Sarah Palin joined your circular firing squad around Mr. Aikin. Some of my Facebook friends also fell into agreement with you after Sarah Palin put in her “two cents worth”. But, for the record, God gave me enough ‘gray matter’ to form my own opinions.

Senator Cornyn, I did something you haven’t done: I actually looked into the track record of Todd Aiken and found him to be an honorable, pro-life candidate from the great state of Missouri.

If you wish to take a break from that circular firing squad, I suggest you listen to this 11-minute interview of Todd Aiken by Mike Huckabee.

Mike Huckabee interviews Todd Aikin
Click on the image above to hear 11 minutes of audio as Mike Huckabee interviews Todd Aikin

Let’s keep our eye on the prize, Mr. Cornyn. Your track record at picking winners isn’t as remarkable as you think. In fact, it isn’t remarkable at all. The people of Missouri will pick their Senator, not you or your senatorial election committee.

Perhaps the choice before Missouri voters is unclear to you. I suggest the choice is very clear and I expect Todd Aikin to be seated in the US Senate come January.


The Rockwall Conservative

Conservative Aikin or the Obama admirer, Claire McCaskill?
It’s an easy choice for Missouri voters: Pro-life Conservative Todd Aikin or pro-abortion liberal Claire McCaskill who backs Obama approximately 90% of the time?