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


I have said that this nation is dead. Rush Limbaugh says that it is dying. It's is all a matter of perspective. When did the Confederacy lose the Civil War. Was it when Lee signed the terms of surrender at Appomattox or during Sherman's march through the south and the burning of Atlanta? I choose to think that the fall of the south was signaled by the fiery sky over Georgia. Everything that occurred later was simply part of the last rites of a civilization that had passed on.

I read "Gone With The Wind" when I was sixteen and found it to be not only extremely entertaining, but also a great source of historical fact and wisdom, and much of that garnered wisdom can be applied to current events. Rhett Butler was such a delightful rogue, always with a well phrased comment that would describe the backdrop to what was taking place around him. At one point he tells Scarlett O'hara "What most people don't seem to realize is just as much money is to be made out of the wreckage of a civilization as from the upbuilding of one."


Nearly forty years ago an acquaintance tried to convince me that only a handful of powerful people were basically running the entire world, building and wrecking nations, causing wars, and spreading discord among all mankind. I lived in Florida at the time and concluded that this man had been out in the sun for too long, or perhaps he had been dropped on his head as a baby. At any rate I dismissed his thoughts as mere meaningless babble and promptly forgot it. How little did I know. Vision grows weaker with age but hindsight improves, if you just take the time to look.


Lady Justice
She Has Her Work Cut Out For Her

I have never been a member of a political party. I have instead been an independent with strong conservative traditional beliefs, and so have long leaned toward some of members of the Republican Party. In days past I supported Barry Goldwater and later Ronald Reagan, and would gladly have voted for Allen West had he chosen to run, but since Reagan left the White House none of his successors have been fit to hold the sacred office of the Presidency.