Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Patrick Henry, A man we need to see more like

I have been reading a book about Patrick Henry and I wish that I saw more young men that were like him!
Not afraid in action, willing to stand up for what was right even if no one else was, and with vision enough to see what the things being done were going (probably) to do, and more interested in the nations welfare then in video games and sports.
But there is some hope, with the influx of home schooled, reformed young men coming of age there will be more of them to start getting a vision for the future.
anyways here is a very famous speech given by Patrick Henry, even if you have read it before its worth reading again.

Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.
No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.
Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free-- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!
They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

 Talk to you later.  --... ...-- 

The idea of Pop-in's

A few days ago, we went to see someone, and they were so glad that we had decided to just come over with not a lot of warning and formality. And I think that if people have the time to come and see someone they should just come! of course calling ahead and letting them know that they would like to come and not disturbing company, if they have any. because if you are someones good friend, you want to see them and if they just come, so much the better.

  Okay enough of my ideas.
       --... ...-- 73's to all and see some of you tonight.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Political Backlash to Socialism from Kevin Swanson on Vimeo.

Achieving Critical Mass Among a Committed Minority

The problem with freedom is that you have to expend effort to maintain it. In the back and forth, political seesaw that is characteristic of democratic systems, occasionally those who appreciate freedom may take advantage of some of the momentum against burgeoning government.

Kevin Swanson interviews Rein Gilstrom on the Precinct Solution. Could a couple hundred thousand people make the difference, if they were a little motivated to get involved in preserving American freedoms? Could we ever achieve a critical mass among a dedicated minority of those who value freedom enough to do something about it?

For more great videos visit GenerationsRadio.com!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Now for the pictures

Back from CO... now heres what we did

Today we got home from a trip to Colorado; we went to the Generations with Vision Family Economics Conference in Castle Rock, CO and had a Great time. We were out there four days. (Thursday through Monday) On our flight out there, I met this really nice guy, who had been a limousine driver, and many other things. But that was not what made him interesting, he was really good at basketball, and he told me some very interesting things about the game that I did not know. He said that I should be a forward, playing the net and getting rebounds on offence.
Here is a picture of him.
When we got to Denver, we went to the rental car company, and after some trouble, and waiting we got our car.
Here it is a 6 cylinder Dodge charger. (We were not satisfied with the performance
We had made arrangements to stay with a family (thank you Megan Roach) and they were 20 miles from Denver. But it took us 53 miles to get there (even with a GPS and map) but they were very gracious to us. And when we got there we had time to unload our bags out of the car and head out again, for friends of theirs the Gibas family. The speed limits are very high out there, 75 miles per hour, and people speed. It took about ten minutes to get to the Gibas’s house. And we had dinner there, it was very nice. After dinner we had a mid
week Church service where Mr. Bobb preached on the Ten Commandments for today, which was very interesting.
Here is a picture of the Gibas’s house.
Then we went back to the Bobbs for some much needed rest.
The next morning we had breakfast at about seven in the morning, and left for castle rock, which is about 40 minutes away (the Bobbs live in Strasburg).The conference started at 9:00, with check in starting at 7:30 Am. The conference started with a song by Daniel Craig
Here he is singing the first morning
After he sang Bill Roach led us in a couple of songs and then came Kevin Swanson with some thought provoking words to start of the conference. After the first message was through we split up and went to different messages so that we could all take notes and then share what we learned, I went to a message by Kevin Swanson about the Deaconate which was very good, after that message was over (and the Q. and A. had started) we met up in the front room and got our lunch out of the car, it was a very good lunch, thank you Bobbs. After lunch we went in for the next session which was by Kevin Swanson and a panel of the other speakers and was titled How to break free from our economic chains, it was really good and I enjoyed the way that they answered questions. After that lecture we separated again, I went a message by economist Doug Tjaden entitled Money, Gold, and Your family’s economic freedom. It was very interesting how he showed us the way that the Federal Reserve (which is as federal as FedEx) cheats us and is destroying the economy of
America. And how the banking system of America is already fallen but has not been announced yet. After that we met up again and went to the keynote panel on Family Entrepreneurship. This was done by Dennis Peacocke, R.C. Sproul Jr. Scott Brown, Kevin Swanson, and James Lansberry. It was really good, but by this time mom had a really bad headache because there is no air (practically) up at that elevation and it is so dry that you have to drink a ton of water. Which we had not done so when the Bobbs had to go because they had to do some cleaning for their grandfather we decided to go with them. But before we got there we had to stop at Wendy’s for some supper, and after supper they decided that they could do it faster if only Mr. Bobb (Carl) and Aninna Went. So the rest of us piled in their van and went back to their house. And it’s too bad that we had to go because I’ve heard that the message that followed dinner was really good, it was by Dennis Peacocke. So when the next morning came we got up early and got ready to go again, we had breakfast at 7:30 and left for the conference. Saturday started with more singing and another song by Daniel Craig which was very nice. The Winton’s who had sung the morning before did not sing this morning.
Here is the Winton father and sons Trio singing on the first morning.
The opening message of that morning was by R.C. Sproul Jr. and was titled Simple, Separate, and deliberate… in tough Economic times, It was a message to remember.
Here is a picture of R.C. teaching us in his morning message.
After that we went our separate ways again, I went to the message by Kevin Swanson called the Mentorship program, this was the message that everyone who wants to know how to get a great education and retain it for life, in a truly biblical way. We then went out
to our car and had lunch. After lunch we went to two different messages, Dad, Ruth, and Amanda Went to A message by Eric Weir and Panel called the Corporate Economy and Your Family. Mom and I went to Raising Sons to be Providers, by Bill Roach, and Mike Cheney,
You have to be the provider, not just the breadwinner, and what you do at 12 - 15 will have a huge impact on what you do at 20 so you have to develop a good work ethic early, and we will work in heaven. Those are just a few things that I learned from that message. I left that message a little early because I needed to get a couple of books from Chalcedon by R.J. Rushdoony. After I bought the books I went out to the foyer and talked to Chad Roach for a few moments. After that we went to the last session of the conference by Kevin Swanson, called Bondage or Freedom! A Biblical Vision for economic and political liberty, this message was defiantly a good one. We then went to the pizza party that they had set up (with the Bobb’s and Gibas’s) and had a great time.
Here is a picture of the place we had the party at.
I got to play basketball with a few of the boys after we ate, but only half of the people who has been scheduled to come came, so of the 65 pizzas that were ordered there were 27 left. After that we left for the Bobb’s and we went to bed. Sunday morning we had a nice breakfast and learned a fraise of Swiss German Have a good meal, I cant spell it in German so I wont try but anyways we left for church and got there on time. The morning’s sermon was by R.C. Sproul Jr. and was very good. After church I played four square and capture the flag with the kids from church it was fun. We were then invited (with anybody else who wanted to) to go to the Swanson’s for a late lunch and fellowship, and guess what we had for lunch… pizza! Their house is huge, I played ping pong in their cellar, and after lunch we went to a park to play some ultimate Frisbee… but ended playing soccer instead. After that we went back to the Bobb’s (they did not come to the Swanson’s) and talked till 11:00. And then Monday, the day that we have to go home, Baaaaaaa… oh well we will stay longer next time. And then we went home and we are there now .
So that is the end of a very good trip.
Samuel Barton

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

We've got company

While we are getting ready to go to Colorado, Amanda Chick is staying here. to help us by taking care of the chickens, and Modavi.

Ruthie and Amanda (Bad shot)

Thats better.

Of course, as soon as she got here we put her to work.

Shrimp Wiggle for supper, mmm....

there all at work.

We were just talking about the trip Vision Forum is taking to Europe this summer.
To bad we do not have the money to go.

See you when we get back. 

A trip to the Millers Wood shop

Last weekend, as most of you know Dad and I went to the Millers for the woodworking class that they were holding. It was great, I really enjoyed it, I met some really interesting people, and most importantly I learned a lot. so here are a few pictures to wet your interest.

This is the inside of the camp (on their property) that we stayed at.

this is the way into the sleeping loft.
Not everyone (including yours truly) stayed up there.

This is the shop, or a part of it.
The two people in the picture are.
(from left to right) Mark, Allen, Ian Miller, and David (K1SK?)

Just a picture of fellow ham radio operator. k1sk

That is Taylor Keiser, from RI
with the keiser family cabinet.

Our Host, Gilbert Miller. 
Standing in front of the table saw.
and Allen, and Ian Miller are behind him.

Gilbert Measuring for the face frames.

Gilbert showing us how to use a miter saw.

Noah Miller, and some of the other boys.

Gilbert showing us how to properly use the Machine that cuts the angle holes for the face frames.

The wide belt sander, an essential part of a cabinet making shop.
It is shown sanding the tops of the cabinets.

Meanwhile, what were the ladies doing...
Why making us lunch, of course.
They made a very good lunch at that!

After lunch there were some visitors to the shop.
from left to right, Joel (the little boy of course) Mrs Keiser (hidden behind Joel)
the two Keiser Girls (I was not told their names) and Kim Miller (the Hostess).

Later on, Dad standing behind our finished cabinet.

And me.
Thank you so much mister Miller for having us come and do this.
It was a really neat experience.
And thank you Daddy for taking me to do it, we had a lot of fun together.

See you all when we get back.