Friday, November 9, 2018

Wearied by the Federal Footmen


At the beginning of this year the Florida legislature passed and the governor signed into law the “Sunshine Protection Act.” This legislation was designed to keep Florida on Daylight Savings Time year around.  However, this past weekend folks across the state once again moved their clocks back one hour and transitioned from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time.


Why you may ask? Well, supposedly Florida needed the approval of the US Congress to make such a change and that thoroughly corrupt and worse than useless Congress never got around to lending its approval. So we did not have “permission.”

If Florida still had any true statesmen, we would just have maintained Daylight Savings Time WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE FEDERAL LEVIATHAN! We just would have said: “Florida is staying on Daylight Saving Time anyway! We care nothing for the approval of the District of Corruption.”

Unfortunately, our state and local politicians are devoid of even the smallest grain of courage. And I ask you, if they cannot stand up to Federal tyranny over such a small matter as a time change, how can we ever expect them to stand up for more important things such as protecting life of the unborn, or our God-given rights to self-defense, etc.?

The spineless cowards in Tallahassee cannot even run with Federal footmen (the infantry), so what will they do when the horses (the cavalry) arrives? I’ll tell you what they will do, they will turn tail and hide or join with our Federal despoilers.

Wearied by the footmen . . .

Jer 12:5  If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?

Why even have state and local governments, if we are to be ruled by the distant government in Washington? I suppose the local governments are farm teams to train men and women to take their part in Washington’s oligarchy against the people of the states.

And that, my friends, is why I will not vote for ANYONE running for office. None of them even understand the simple doctrine of NULLIFICATION, where local governments and states stand up for the rights of the governed and exert their self-determination, in spite of Federal dictates and threatenings. None of them care for their constituents. They serve not the people, but rather the central government.


So long as our supposed “leaders” do not have the gumption to stand up to Federal tyranny, even in the smallest of things, I see no prospect of avoiding our total enslavement. For all intents and purposes, we are already there.

In spite of all, my trust remains in a Sovereign God who works all things for the good of His chosen people!

Our politicians may lack backbone and a sense of duty, but let us not join with them in their faithlessness by encouraging them with a vote of confidence!

I STILL DO NOT CONSENT!


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Friday, November 2, 2018

Don’t vote for anyone who does not recognized your rights – so basically, don’t vote for ANYONE!


This week I received an interesting email from Dudley Brown, the Director of the National Association for Gun Rights. He expressed his disappointed in Rick Scott, Florida’s current Republican Governor, who is running for the US Senate seat currently held by long-time Democratic incumbent, Bill Nelson. 

Scott sold out our gun rights earlier this year in signing the most anti-gun-rights legislation to have seen the light of day in Florida for many years. Now, in his race against Nelson, he is bragging about his ability to impose gun control on Floridians. Scott has actually done more damage to the natural rights of Floridians than Nelson was able to do in his almost three decades in Washington as either a Congressman or Senator.

Dudley points out some of Scott’s depredations:

- Signed a bill disarming law-abiding adults under the age of 21, leaving roughly one million citizens defenseless. 

- Signed a bill imposing mandatory government waiting periods on ALL firearms purchases.

- Signed a bill BANNING certain firearm accessories and makes it a felony to own a piece of plastic.

- Signed a bill STRIPPING up to 3.5 million law-abiding Floridians of their rights WITHOUT any due process.

I’m not a big fan of the compromising NRA, my favorite blogger calls them: “The largest, most powerful gun control organization on earth.” Nevertheless, the grades they assign to politicians does give some indication of how opposed to citizens’ God-given rights a politician may be. The most recently assigned grades gives Scott a “C” (which the NRA cautions is “not necessarily a passing grade.”). Nelson was assigned an “Fx”, indicating “a true enemy of gun owners’ rights . . . who requested and received the endorsement of Bloomberg’s anti-gun groups.”

Not much of a choice – so just don’t play their stupid game. Don’t vote for either.


In his email, Dudley notes: “The damage Rick Scott did to the Second Amendment in Florida far surpasses anything Bill Nelson was able to pull off, even while Barack Obama was President. . . . But as hostile as Bill Nelson’s intentions are to your Second Amendment rights, all of his efforts failed. Rick Scott actually championed and signed gun control into law in Florida. And Rick Scott wants to go to Washington and drag other Republicans into nationalizing his gun control law. . . .
hell-bent on getting President Trump and other Republicans to compromise for gun control . . . Mark my words, a vote for Rick Scott is a vote to give Chuck Schumer not just ONE vote for gun control, but several. . . . Because the next time the radical left and anti-gun media zealots bang the gong for gun control, Rick Scott will be there to deliver two, three, or four other Republican Senators to the table. . . . the only option for voters who support the Second Amendment is to sit this one out.”

Dudley goes on to encourage folks to vote for supposedly pro-gun candidate in other contests. I, however, encourage you NOT TO VOTE AT ALL. NONE OF THEM, THAT I KNOW OF, ARE WORTHY OF MY VOTE. Remember, Rick Scott was once a “pro-gun” candidate!

I do not expect to ever participate in elections again. I suspect that the next meaningful votes will take place from the roof tops.


The only time that I will even consider casting a vote again is if it is for a candidate who actually understands what “shall not be infringed” means and who OPENLY advocates for the removals of ALL GUN LAWS. [They are ALREADY unconstitutional and WITHOUT lawful standing.]


Additionally, I would only vote for a candidate who understands what interposition, nullification, and secession are and who will stand for those measures whenever appropriate.  Additionally anyone I would vote for must understand that taxation is theft and promise to work for the repeal of all taxes. I don’t see anyone like that on the horizon, and lacking that, I WILL NOT VOTE.  I will not vote for these spineless, compromising, liberty-hating, supposedly lessers of two evils. Instead I will spend whatever time I would waste in voting at the range and maintaining my firearms. You might consider doing the same.


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Friday, October 5, 2018

Showing the Flag

Free Florida First will have a booth at the 30th Annual North Central Florida Peanut Festival on Saturday, October 6, 2018.  The event is held from 9am-3pm at the Heritage Park in Williston, Florida. We are booth number 43.



Peanut Festival Facebook Page:

We believe that it is important for us to show our devotion to the principles that undergirded the Confederate States of America by making our presence known in our local community. Free Florida First advocates for a Free, Independent, Godly, Prosperous, and Traditionally Southern Florida. In essence, we just want to be free from the tyrannical government in DC (the District of Corruption) and be left alone to live our lives as we see fit.


We strongly advocate for individual liberty and a minuscule government that is truly by the consent of the governed. 

Come out to the Peanut Festival and visit with us. Buy some flags to help support our efforts, and then go home and fly them, to show your commitment to liberty and truth.

Here’s a sample of the 3’ X 5’ flags we offer for sale at the festival for $10 each or three (3) for $25.


The proceeds help us to continue our work for liberty and truth.

Stand and show your colors! I know that we intend to continue doing so, by the Grace of God!


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Friday, September 7, 2018

Confederate Saint Augustine, Florida – See It While You Can . . .



My wife and I took a day trip to St. Augustine to mark our 46th wedding anniversary, and we were also privileged to visit the Confederate monuments there before they are “contextualized” or worse.

One of our first stops was the old public burying grounds. Work is being done in the cemetery, so we could not actually enter, but many of the markers and monuments could be seen from outside the fence.

There are several Confederate soldiers buried in the cemetery, including Captain George C. Powers, commanding officer of Company I of the 10th Florida Infantry. 


Next we proceeded to the Memorial to Saint Augustine’s Confederate Dead, located in La Plaza de la Constitution.

The monument was erected by the Ladies' Memorial Association and the funds for the memorial were raised from the impoverished local populace following the War of Northern Aggression.

Inscribed on the monument are the names of 44 of Saint Augustine’s sons who lost their lives in defense of their homes, and families, and way of life. Amongst them are several members of the “St. Augustine Blues” (Co. B, 3rd Florida Infantry), whose distinctive Battle Flag carried the motto: “ANY FATE BUT SUBMISSION”.


These simple and moving words are found on the monument:

OUR DEAD. IN MEMORIAM. OUR LOVED ONES WHO GAVE UP THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES.

THEY HAVE CROSSED THE RIVER AND REST UNDER THE SHADE OF THE TREES.

THEY DIED FAR FROM THE HOME THAT GAVE THEM BIRTH BY COMRADES HONORED AND BY COMRADES MOURNED.

This is a touching remembrance to young lives lost -- and yet, low-life, despicable scum begrudge us this memorial to our ancestors and faithful defenders. One particular organization, “Take em’ down, St. Augustine”, is demanding the removal of this monument, and of any and all reminders of St. Augustine’s Confederate past.

Thus far the city has resisted the removal of the monument, but has indicated a willingness to place markers to “contextualize” it. What that means is explaining to visitors how the 19th Century residents of St. Augustine were evil, racist and white supremacists, and how the Confederate soldiers who are remembered were wicked defenders of slavery --  or something like that.


And while the “contextualization” is not yet complete, there is a marker assuring us that a correction to history is on its way.


Next we visited the monument and burial place of Confederate General William Wins Loring. Loring grew up in St. Augustine, having moved there with his family from North Carolina when he was four years old. Loring began his military career in Saint Augustine as a fourteen year old, participating in numerous engagements with the Seminole Indians. Throughout his long and illustrious military career, he served in the US Army, the Confederate Army, and then after the war in the Egyptian army.


The University of Florida manages the property where Loring’s monument is located. Thus far, they have rejected efforts to have it removed or “contextualized”, but as we all know, nothing is settled or secure when we struggle with the enemies of the truth, and those who hate our Southern history and culture.

One thing I’ve always found terribly ironic is that no one seems to be offended by the statues of a genuine tyrant and murderer, General Pedro Menéndez de Aviles. In addition to multiple statues, parks and streets are named for him throughout the city. Menéndez was the founder of Spanish St. Augustine and personally responsible for the murder of hundreds of captured French Huguenots. In some instances the Huguenots were promised to be spared if they would surrender, but were subsequently slaughtered when they refused to renounce their faith and become Catholics. An inlet in Saint Augustine, near where one of these massacres occurred, is named “Matanzas” (slaughters) in remembrance of Menéndez’s depredations.


So evidently fondly remembering a murderous, Catholic bigot is all right, but memorializing the brave young defenders of St. Augustine, who gave their lives in the struggle against the immoral and unconstitutional onslaught of northern scum, is not to be permitted.

On a more positive note, a resistance to historical revisionism remains. At least two of the local businesses that I visited unashamedly displayed Confederate Battle Flags and offered them for sale. I had very encouraging discussions with the proprietors of both establishments. I would encourage you to visit these folks if you are ever in St. Augustine, offer them your support, and send them some of your business. While I am, of course, well stocked in Battle Flags, I was able to purchase a MOLON LABE flag, which I did not recall having seen before.


VISIT THESE FOLKS IF YOU GET THE OPPORTUNITY:

Old City Army Navy


St. Augustine Textiles
http://staugustinetextiles.com/


And finally, one of the street musicians struck up a rousing rendition of “Dixie” when he saw us pass. Of course, you have to dress appropriately to get such a reaction, but I always dress “appropriately”, as I am always looking for an opportunity to meet fellow Confederates and to encourage them. And yes, I dropped a “tip” (and a Free Florida First business card) in the musician’s box.



Stay Southern, my friends!


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Friday, August 24, 2018

Slandered by the Communist Press and the NAACP


Recently our local communist rag, The Gainesville Sun, published an article celebrating the one year anniversary of the removal of the Confederate Soldier statue from downtown Gainesville, Florida. The United Daughters of the Confederacy, who originally erected that statue some 114 years ago, took possession of the statue and relocated it to Oak Ridge Cemetery, near Micanopy. My wife and I had the privilege of attending the rededication.


 “Old Joe” in his new home

The article consisted mostly of gloating and celebrating the destruction of culture and history. Included was a comment from the president of the local NAACP, a comment full of lies, slander, bile, and hatred.

Alachua County NAACP President Evelyn Foxx

I wrote a letter to the editor in defense of my ancestors and of those of us who still honor and remember them. It’s been over ten days now, so I suppose it will not be published. In any case, I send it out in this week’s blog with the hope that some will find it of interest or value.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR (as yet unpublished)

The Gainesville Sun recently printed an article reflecting on the removal of the Confederate Statue from downtown Gainesville. The article states that “Alachua County NAACP President Evelyn Foxx said she remembers how angry some were when the statue was removed. She said it shows that some were OK with racial injustices and inequalities.”

What a sad, narrow, prejudiced, bigoted, and uneducated view of the meaning of that statue and the reasons for its erection. What slander against those of us who remember and honor our Confederate ancestors.

Brave men from Alachua and surrounding counties took up arms to defend their homes and families from an invading alien army from the north. I am proud to say that several of my own ancestors were included in those brave Florida Confederates.

The statue contains not one word about fighting for “racial injustice and inequalities.” Rather it simply states: “They fell for us, and for them should fall the tears of a nation’s grief . . . They counted the cost and in defence of right they paid the martyr's price."

Even the president of the yankee union, Mr. Lincoln, clearly stated on the eve of his immoral and unconstitutional invasion of the South that: "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." (Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861).

Pastor Greg Wilson
Landmark Baptist Church
11150 NE 113th Place
Archer, Florida

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Whether it is published in the Gainesville Sun or not, truth remains truth, and this grateful descendant of Confederate soldiers will continue to honor his ancestors and their sacrifices.

Deo Vindice! I have no doubt but that our God will ultimately vindicate our righteous cause!


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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Though it took a while, the Gainesville Sun actually published an edited version of my letter. Omitting my references to Lincoln, etc. Of course they also edited out my comments that properly and accurately described the views expressed by the NAACP president as "sad, narrow, prejudiced, bigoted, and uneducated." But again, we are not allowed to speak truth to and about "protected minorities" and "progressives." 

You should be able to see it here:
https://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20180824/letters-to-editor-for-aug-24-2018

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