Wednesday, August 25, 2010

TEA PARTY - Planning the 2nd Enlightenment (Part 1 of 3)

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote in re "The Enlightenment" on Examiner.com. Please click the Link at the end of the article to read the rest of the article.

Our USA Constitution and Bill of Rights were born out of the philosophies and reasoning developed during a period of World History known as "The Enlightenment" [ http://digg.com/d31Wtni?t ]. Many of our Founding Father's are noted as important figures in the Enlightenment Movement.( Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Paine [ http://digg.com/d31Wu82?t ] ) And these same Founding Fathers incorporated many of the principles developed during The Enlightenment into our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Among these then radical thoughts were "Natural Law" , "Uncircumscribed Rational Thought", "Consent of the Governed", "Equality of Citizens and Sovereigns", "Self-Determination", "Public Sphere (Opinion)", "Property Rights" and "Absolute Truth".

Please click here to read the rest of the article - Examiner.com

Those were my thoughts.

As Always, I write with the same intention as Thomas Paine. I seek no leadership role, I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own "Common Sense"

In Liberty,

Don Mashak,
The Cynical Patriot
http://twitter.com/dmashak

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Why you should join Free Press President Josh Silver and Sentor Al Franken on Thursday


  
I know you’re busy, but I can’t tell you how important it is that you join me and Sen. Al Franken tomorrow at South High School in Minneapolis (yes, Sen. Franken is coming!)
My warnings are no longer speculation. Google, Verizon, AT&T and Comcast are about to turn the Internet into cable TV --- where their favored websites and content will move fast, and everyone else will be left without a voice. It's time for all of us to stand up or get rolled.
President Obama has said that protecting the open Internet was a top priority. But the FCC chairman remains silent. And too many in Congress have been bought by the phone and cable companies.
Our last line of defense is you. We need more than 400 people to show up on Thursday night. If we don’t tell Sen. Franken and Commissioners Copps and Clyburn (both will be there) that people like you are outraged about a corporate takeover of the Internet, we will lose. It’s that simple.
Please come with a friend or two to South High School Thursday night. The event begins at 6 p.m. You can go here to RSVP and learn more.
If you have something to say, we’ll make certain you have time at the microphone. We need to hear you. The commissioners need to hear you.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Josh Silver
President & CEO
Free Press
www.freepress.net
www.SavetheInternet.com
P.S. For more on Thursday’s hearing, read today’s great MinnPost editorial by our allies at the Center for Media Justice and New America Foundation.
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