FREEDOM RINGS 1776 is a conservative voice, defending the views of those who still believe in the constitution and opposing any and all who would lead us from our tried and true beliefs. We who still believe in the spirit of 1776 must oppose anyone who would set this nation on a course that will fundamentally transform America.
Danny Jeffrey


As a rule I never write about anything that has just occurred, as facts are usually sketchy and people are in shock, angered, and confused. That is a practice I learned from Napoleon Bonaparte. On the field of battle he always knew exactly what to do, but the fog of war is nothing compared to the fog of politics, public opinion, panic, and intentional disinformation, and so, dealing with the latter four issues, he would refrain from jumping the gun and acting rashly before all of the facts were known. He would, in general, disregard an issue for twenty four hours until more reliable evidence was collected and then respond.


The First American Civil War was often fought by brother against brother. Such days are upon us again, and we have a serous problem: We are involved in the early days of another great war, and many Americans are still trying to help those who would destroy us. We must stop worrying about the liberals, the progressives, and those who seek Utopia, or they most assuredly will destroy what is left of this nation, and we will go down to defeat taking all of mankind with us, for the free, armed citizens of this nation are the last hope of all mankind. If we fail in our duties to ourselves, our loved ones, and the Constitution then the next stop is enslavement, followed shortly by the advent of a new dark age; the thousand years of darkness that Ronald Reagan warned us of.


 I have always had a problem passing up a worthwhile challenge and it would appear that I have just been handed one. An acquaintance on Facebook commented on a post that I had left in a discussion group and then added that he was looking for "someone" to write an essay about what is a citizen, and a second one about what are the duties of a citizen. Actually that only calls for one essay as a true citizen cannot be separated from his duties, for if those duties are shunned, then speaking not from a  legal viewpoint, but from a moral base, that individual has no fair claim to call himself or herself a worthwhile citizen.