A Gusher of Hope and Healing!

The American dream is, for the power of love to overcome the love of power. The Love Revolution is a gusher of hope and healing!

Libertarianism or the freedom philosophy on which our Republic was founded has a renewed following as Americans become increasingly frustrated with the nanny-state. If you believe politics or power corrupts DOWNSIZEDC.ORG recognizes your genius!

The Bible says, "without a vision the people perish." Our founders' vision of self-government, of an America free of big government oppression and tyranny, is the one true patriots still hold dear. We are standing on these promises. Join the Love Revolution! Take action now! Join the Campaign For Liberty!

Volunteerism and activism are going to change America. By supporting individual freedom, constitutional or small government and the teachings of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, we can do no greater service to our children, our families and the public. Thank you for all you are doing for reform!

The Almighty Creator is the source of all creativity. Our individual dreams, the American dream and all dreams of freedom around the world come from our source. What kind of life, what kind of world do we want to create? Focusing on the true nature of creativity as a spiritual issue, not an ego issue, can help us transform ourselves and our world. This simple shift in focus creates the nurturing atmosphere needed to work together to overcome obstacles and solve problems. Put your ego aside and let your love flow.

There is no force for change on this planet more potent than one based on moral issues. Moral issues cross all the boundaries of faith, political philosophy or race in which we may differ. The most powerful movement this planet has ever seen, a ground swell ethical revolution around the world is in progress! The Love Revolution is a gusher of hope and healing! The Spirit of '76 was the Holy Spirit and is our true North! Let the Spirit move you!

The web is the fastest growing communications medium in the history of the world. A powerful tool, a window of opportunity, in our war of good over evil; the Internet continues to revolutionize the way we communicate and has enormous potential for reshaping the political process.

Thomas Jefferson said, "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Ooooops!

This changeling America our morally bankrupt war-and-fear-mongering leaders are selling is unacceptable. Please, show your continued commitment to the America you believe in–an America that leads the world on human rights–by clicking the counter to join the Amnesty International 10,000 Against Torture campaign. Tell our "fearless leaders" (LOL) I mean morally bankrupt war-and-fear-mongering leaders, "We are not afraid!" These politicians are traitors to the American dream of self government; free of big government tyranny and oppression. They support policies that create chaos and situations that lead to a police state.

What is your Constitution IQ? Take the fascinating facts quiz to find out. How does the drug war stack up against the Bill of Rights?

Play the ACLU's School-to-Prison Pipeline Game. "A school-to-prison pipeline is when schools are over-policed and students — particularly minorities — are funneled out of the classroom and set on a path toward incarceration."

More than a third of Texas public school students dropped out in 2005-06. Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs have five times the dropout rate of mainstream schools. One in three juveniles sent to the Texas Youth Commission are school dropouts. More than 80 percent of Texas prison inmates are dropouts. (Statistics courtesy of Texas Appleseed)

The family is far superior to the state as a means of moral development and social control. The destruction of the sacred family unit is one of the worst consequences of the new prohibition. The propaganda is we wage this war to protect our children. The devastating and deadly facts are our babies, especially teens have become collateral damage in this grossly failed war.

Only 50 percent of high school students graduate in our ten biggest cities and only 40 per cent graduate in NYC, Baltimore and Detroit. In the Netherlands 92 percent graduate; that's No Child Left Behind! There drugs are regulated, controlled, taxed and made legally available to everyone over eighteen.

The government is best left out of our personal moral dilemmas. They are needed to protect us from fraud and violence. At present they are too busy trying to be our moral police instead of our safety police. Get tough on violent crime!

"Top 10 Reform Happenings" signaling the beginning of the end of the War on Drugs and on our civil liberties from our friends at American's for Safe Access, Drug Policy Alliance, Marijuana Policy Project, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, StopTheDrugWar.org and Partnership for Civil Justice.

This month as we celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday please consider: modern prohibition replaced the Jim Crow laws and has carried on the inequality.

Weed out morally bankrupt servants of tyranny, gun control fanatics and racists by taking away the main tool they use these days to extend their agenda, the new prohibition. Servants of tyranny want you to believe the evils of the drug war are unintended but felony convictions disenfranchise mostly poor and minority Americans.

Drug prohibition is a worldwide problem! The violence, official lawlessness and prison over population are our out-of-control policy created nightmare! Take control from the hands of despicable people who sell drugs to children, recruit them to sell to their peers and don't mind killing off the competition.

Restore Justice! Get tough on violent crime! Drug warriors can get their adrenaline rush chasing murderers and other violent predators. More time could be spent on DUI and keeping drugs from minors.

"Reflections on a Safer Choice"
, the really dangerous drugs are the legal ones. Over a thousand people die each day due to tobacco use! Close to 300 a day die from prescribed pharmaceuticals. The tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceuticals gangs deal drugs causing more death annually than all illicit drugs We tolerate their salesmen!

New Jersey is about to become the 14th state to make medical marijuana legal. Harassing the sick and dying is an un-American activity. The debate over medical marijuana or cannabis is really a scandalous controversy over whether this very easy-to-grow herb should be allowed to compete with pharmaceuticals for pennies on the dollar. "Narcotics destroy the lives of chronic users. In contrast marijuana often restores a degree of normalcy and functionality. Don't we owe our vets this choice?" Dr. Robert Melamede asks.

A resounding and absolute yes!! Veterans and all of us deserve the free use of all herbal medicine! The naturally medicinal cannabis plant and other medicinal herbs scare the pharmaceutical industry because they cannot be patented as medicine. Many herbs and other natural occurring compounds don't need their tweaking to be good medicine and are indeed synthesized in many patent medicine formulas.

Abolish the FDA and DEA! The UL model (the trusted source across the globe for product safety compliance) might work better to protect us from unconscionable medical profiteers. It is definitely safer to grow natural herb and vegetable gardens than to expect the government or a pill to solve all our ills.

Drug Policy Alliance Director Ethan Nadelmann states, "It's time for a new bottom line for U.S. drug policy – one that focuses on reducing the cumulative death, disease, crime, and suffering associated with both drug misuse and drug prohibition. Federal drug agencies should be judged – and funded – according to their ability to meet these goals."

Before it became illegal, 50% of all medicines came from cannabis and they were once the "drugs of choice" in the United States! Marijuana or cannabis is one of the most benign chemicals know to man. One can get a psychological dependence on anything that makes one feel good, for instance exercise.

We need to focus on neglected and abused children of more risky, violent, aggressive behavior causing drugs, not the children of parents who have made a safer choice. Our prisons are full of victims of fetal alcohol syndrome! Many victims of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are not able to comprehend the consequences for their actions.

Prisons propagate violence, sexual abuse and crime. Placing nonviolent drug users in this "breeding ground" is policy bordering on insanity or reefer madness! Drug warriors can get their adrenaline rush increasing public safety; chasing killers and other violent predators.

If you get misty at liberty as Howard Wooldridge, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and I do, please dedicate as much time as you can, using the talents you were blessed with, to end the evil we suffer and abolish these insane forms to which we have become accustomed!

If you are a supporter of Debra Medina, you may want to contact the Dallas Morning News, KERA TV and Rick Perry’s campaign office to make a firm statement of support for Medina’s inclusion in the January 29th KERA PBS Debate of Republican candidates running for Texas Governor. At this point she will not be allowed to participate in a televised debate with Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison in Dallas in a couple weeks. Even though she did very well in last nights debate.

Let ethics and the free market rule! "Fair," protected and subsidized trade harms the consumer and our economy.

"In the end, it is the American taxpayer that foots the bill. The cost comes in higher prices, higher taxes, or both. True free trade involves neither protectionism nor subsidization. Free trade recognizes that market forces, not government regulations or spending packages, will best allocate resources; even across political borders." - Dr. Ron Paul.

Business is not inherently evil. Consumers, we the people, have the power to put corporations out of business that do not behave ethically and show great concern about their impact on the community and environment! Stop patronizing them, refuse to buy what they are selling! The free market is a more powerful and efficient regulator than government.

"Some people say our program to reduce the federal government goes too far, that it throws the baby out with the bath water. But we have no choice -- this is Rosemary's baby we're talking about." - Harry Browne, Downsize DC co-founder, author of "Liberty A to Z." It is painfully obvious Uncle Sam has tranformed into a money hungry, bloodthirsty beast wallowing in a slimey unethical bog..

However, it is worth repeating, the Spirit of 1776 was the Holy Spirit and is our true North. The real visionaries, who gave birth to this Nation, those who defined what an American patriot would be, were rebels with just cause and this baby is a keeper!

They made it not just our right but our patriotic duty to rebel against big government corruption. It was revolutionary, a giant step away from tyranny! Our founders knew big government would always mean a gang of evildoers. Uncle Sam has gotten way too big for his britches. We are going back to the people are grand and government is small plan, the revolutionary idea of self government.

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Changing who's in charge will not affect much. The real cause of this huge quagmire of failed policy is the beast, big government, that money hungry beast, Uncle Sam! Ma Freedom tells it like it is! The beauty of it is when we focus on down-sizing our government we regain our roots of self-government and secure the blessings of liberty for future generations and ourselves.

Compiled and written by Colleen McCool




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