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


Ladies, gentlemen, friends, of Fix Bayonets, I would like to introduce you to an emerging talent. I could not help but notice the intelligence apparent in comments Dee Fatouros has left to some of my essays. To that end I have asked her to consider taking on the burden of becoming a regular contributor and thankfully she has agreed. Read her words, heed her thoughts and views. This lady understands the Big Picture as do few others.

And so without further ado, I give you the efforts of Dee Fatouros...


Those who dwell within the comfort of their own false reality are completely unaware of their constraints and content as long as they have enough space, food, water, and basic comforts that keep coming. They are easily manipulated and are indeed unwitting allies in their own suppression.


The ethos of the nation state is determined by the nature of its social institutions which are established or standardized patterns of rule-governed behavior. They include the family, education, religion, and economic and political institutions.
For a brief overview of the above and of different ideologies regarding them go here.

The focus of this series is not to persuade the reader into which theory is right, best, etc. but simply to enumerate and discuss what social institutions are, and how a society can be broken and eventually destroyed by undermining them. Many are already aware of much of the following, but may see a different perspective on what has been happening for many decades. 


An overwhelming sense of weariness assails me as I of read many of today's current events. Weary yes, surprised no, as our future slowly is revealed as though it were a great tapestry being unrolled before our eyes. Sadly, that future is so very predictable once you understand the driving force behind it. Before our last election I angered some of those who still had faith in the Republicans we were sending to Washington. I warned that nothing would change as both parties are in lock step with an agenda that is destroying this nation. Now, looking back, many realize that I was correct. Looking forward, for those who dare, reveals the same. The only thing that will change is that the treasonous will grow in power as we the people are left behind.


Think back to the sixties, if you are old enough, and recall the phrase of the day ... "God is dead." While I am uncertain about who first made that comment, it spread like wildfire through our drug addled community of those days. Many of those who adopted that concept are now the leaders of the 21st century and it shows in our rapid moral decline. We see it in the dumbing down of Americans, in the increasing violence on our streets, in the political agenda of our elected leaders, and in a people who care not at all about right and wrong, concentrating totally on their own biased agenda. But nothing I can think of will better epitomize our moral decay than does the following story from Florida of a crowded beach in Florida where the masses gathered around, men, women, and children, and watched as a woman was gang raped; doing nothing to prevent this crime. Land of the Free and the home of the Brave ... Indeed!


Looking back seventy years we describe the American people of those days as the 'Greatest Generation'. I shudder at the thought of how the historians seventy years hence will describe us. Perhaps they will use such terms as the 'Craven Generation', the 'Lost Generation', the 'Last Generation', or they may choose to become very descriptive and simply settle for 'The Idiots', for it is with us that liberty will either find a dramatic rebirth or slowly settle into the oozing swamp of apathy and die. Personally I see nothing in our behavior patterns that would seem to indicate a new burst of freedom on the horizon, and so it would appear that we are off to the swamps. What a dismal end for such a magnificent effort! God once blessed America. It would seem that is no longer the case.