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I'm An American, And I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore. I've had enough!

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I'm a 28 year military serviceman who put the country before his family for nearly three decades. I'm a person with an impeccable career in business; a former businessman; and as my oldest son has pointed out an honorable Father, Husband, Grandfather, brother and man.

First I am a citizen - a legal one - a full blown stockholder in America as prescribed by the Constitution and the blood of my heritage. My family has long paid the price of freedom, like others.

The Constitution is my contract with America; not some political document meant to wrest my voice away from me.

The Constitution is old; written in terms not easily comprehended by a few because "cool" never appears within its depth.

The Constitution is old; but its age is a symbol of its test of time and past crises.

The Constitution is old; yet its architecture like granite has stood through internal and external oppression.

The Constitution is still valid and the cornerstone of not only America; but being an American.

There is no superior right under the Constitution. There is only superior responsibilities for integrity and duty by its leaders.

There is no superior right to wealth, religion, audacity or circumstance to the Constitution. It is quiet, emotionless equal and provides the same bulkhead for dreams and for realities.

There is shared responsibility and shared dreams in this Constitution. It is conveyed as a birthright and responsibility to all Americans; all equal stockholders and thusly responsible parties.

It establishes the basic rules and ethics of America; this Constitution. It establishes it unethical for leaders to lie and mislead the people into any action for the good of the nation. It establishes order in times of chaos and patience in times of urgency. It establishes clearly to any dreamer or believer that the strength of America and the Constitution is held in the balance of power; the balance of people and the balance of ideas.

I'm tired of being defamed every time I talk. I'm tired of 50 plus congressmen building a smokescreen to defame me; falsely accusing me of crimes when all I did was convey potential evidence of Presidential lying; an established fact on so many counts.

By God, I have paid my dues as far as most Americans. I've done nothing to surrender my stock in America and nothing but action to support her.

I've saluted six Presidents as my commander in chief; four Republicans and two Democrats. I've done so silently; while political Generals openly defiled those not of their political persuasion.

I've been a good Father and been involved locally in my schools, and children's activities and churches.

So what gives some the right to call me unpatriotic when I challenge the lies that sent my fellow soldiers into harm's way in Iraq; or call to mention that the military fundamentals were discarded in order to attack another sovereign nation without due cause.

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