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Bill of Rights Day is coming again!

Mark your calendars, Tue., Dec. 15, to honor the document that helps define who we are and helped set the stage for the greatest nation on earth. Invitation for Phoenix, and details for anyone anywhere:

http://www.gunlaws.com/BOR-Day-2009.htm

----Committees of Correspondence take note: Many of you wrote for ideas and support. Details for staging an event are here, along with detailed plans for my home state Arizona -- 5 p.m. at the fabulous Wrigley Mansion (you must RSVP to attend). You're Americans. Do it.
http://www.gunlaws.com/BOR-Day-2009.htm

 

----True American Values

WORDS THAT REALLY MEAN SOMETHING TO AMERICANS

If you like this list below, see my new chart:
The Constitutional Divide

http://www.gunlaws.com/TheConstitutionalDivide.htm

 

Honesty
Courage
Loyalty
Generosity
Perseverance
Duty
Honor
Hard work
Responsibility
Reliability
Creativity
Curiosity
Innovation
Patience
Tolerance
Compassion
Humility
Charity
Kindness
Altruism
Enthusiasm
Ruggedness
Diligence
Respect
Faith
Trustworthiness
Self Reliance
Justice
Fairness
Courtesy
Humility
Wisdom
Gallantry
Credo
Dignity
Sovereignty
Exceptionalism
and of course
Life
Liberty
Pursuit of Happiness

The Constitutional Divide

http://www.gunlaws.com/TheConstitutionalDivide.htm

Print out The Constitutional Divide
and make copies for people at your local
Bill Of Rights reading.

 

 

----One source of America's problem

Now, in thinking about Bill Of Rights Day, can you guess what this list below represents?

Promiscuity
Perversion
Adultery
Jealousy
Whoring
Underage sex
Rape
Gang rape
Torture
Murder
Mass Murder
Drunkenness
Deceit
Theft
Extortion
Addiction
Corruption
Fraud
Lying
Power mongering
Conspicuous consumption
Extravagance
Wastefulness
Stupidity
Illogic
Superciliousness
Vacuousness
Ignorance
Disrespect
Bizarreness
Atheism
Insults
Denigration
Despair
Sorrow
Spying
Death
Destruction
Calamity
Disaster
Anger
Hostility
Propaganda
and of course
Lust
Gluttony
Greed
Sloth
Wrath
Envy
and Pride

 

Not sure? How about this list:

Destruction
Victimhood
Mutilation
Mad Scientist
Lawlessness
Mystery
terrorism
Terror
Brutality
Assassins
Talking animals
Surveillance
Abductions
Ambush
Monsters
Sluts
Arrogance
Demonic possession
Ebonics
Racism
Anger
Hostility
Neurosis
Robbery
Extortion
Police brutality
Gore
Bastards
Homelessness
Dysfunctional families
Fighting
Beating
Incompetence

 

Are you ready?
Are you ready for this?
It's what's on TV --

"Alan, I appreciated your beautiful list of American virtues. It was just what I needed to answer my liberal sister who was shocked to learn I no longer watch TV because of its promotion of perversion etc. She responded by asking, 'Well, what should be on TV?' like there were no other viable formats! I'm sending her your list of American values titled 'FOR STARTERS.' Note that NONE of those values is the subject of television fare. Thanks." P.J. O'Malley.

No, thank you, P.J., for starting me thinking. I had wondered what the opposite of my list of American values would look like. In five minutes, off the top of my head, I jotted down what I remembered from recent TV (that's the first list). Then, being a good little researcher, I clicked through an hour and a half of aptly named boob-tube programming with a notepad in hand to make sure (that's the second list).

This is a revelation folks.

American values are pretty much absent from most TV. Unadulterated moral filth, perversion and horror are being beamed into American homes non-stop. Many homes get six hours or more of this trash daily. Do you think that has an effect? You bet it does, and it's not good.

You watch this stuff. Just like everyone (except for a few P.J. O'Malleys). Make a list next time. Wake up and smell the garbage.

People perpetrating this decay-inducing vomit say it's what the public wants, ratings prove it. I don't buy it. And I can't stand it, which is why, like you, I flip through channels hoping for something good, instead of staying with the "programming" for long, when I watch at all. I say, if TV had shows with the values in the American values list, they'd attract huge audiences, and have a positive effect. (Please don't write to tell me about Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and the Food Network, I agree there is some vestige of decency on cable, and maybe even elsewhere, but you catch my drift, right?)

The public airwaves have become a sewer. The people promoting this outrage are stark enemies of The American Way. Basically, if you watch ABC or NBC, you'll C... BS.

All the more reason to go to, or organize, your own Bill of Rights Day reading. Clear your head for a few precious hours. Rekindle the American spirit. Give yourself and your friends and neighbors the gift of what makes America great.

How to run your own event:
http://www.gunlaws.com/BOR-Day-2009.htm

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