So why would I write an article on the Magna Carta in today’s age? Why bother, when in our modern time people don’t even know who the vice president is? I do it for one simple reason, because it is important to remember. This document was born from the minds of men who demanded freedom. Once it was introduced and word spread the idea could not be killed. It is the idea, and always the idea that must not be forgotten. The idea that humans have essential rights. We have the right to be our own man or woman. The right to live without the fear from our leaders. The more of us that remember the importance of freedom, the harder it is for dictatorships to thrive. The other reality is that we live on a planet that is very, very violet. There will come a day when we are hit with a supervolcanoe, comet, mega solar flares and pandemic just to name a few. This could rip apart our society, and it is vital we rebuild it with the Spirit of freedom in mind. I hope you enjoy my mini history lesson of the Magna Carta. Continue reading
You witness what the government is doing now a days, and it doesn’t feel right. You hear the words, “that’s unConstitutional to pass this law.” But, you honestly don’t know the specific reason a certain law should not be passed. My friend you are not alone. I would bet good money that most of the congressman, senators, and presidents don’t know their Constitution.
So why should you bother to learn about the documents? The Constitution and the bill of rights are the intellectual soul of the republic of the United States of America. The documents are meant to be a guiding light to become a better nation. I am fully aware of the dark side of America, but I still believe in my heart that they are the greatest documents the world has ever seen. But the POWER of these documents comes from the Citizens of American, not the Politician. If there is no one that remembers them, then there is no one left to defend the Constitution.
Do you know the answer to these questions?
- Are we a democracy?
- Can we tell what are forefathers were thinking when they created the Constitution and bill of rights?
- Is there a difference between a lower case “r” and an upper case ”R”?
- What is allodial title?
- What are the federalist papers?
- Is the Federal Reserve a governmental agency?
Below are some resources that can answer those questions: Continue reading
Q: What is the Writ of Habeas Corpus?
A: “Legal Action which requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court.”
Q: How did Habeas Corpus come into being?
A: “The practice and right of Habeas Corpus was settled practice and law at the time of Magna Carta and was thus a fundamental part of the unwritten common “law of the land” as was expressly recognized by Magna Carta.” Joseph Dale Robertson
Q: Why do we have the Writ of Habeas Corpus?
A: “It’s the right of habeas corpus that makes the thought of being illegally imprisoned in a democratic society such a far-off idea. Habeas corpus is a prisoner’s one way to question the legality of his or her imprisonment.” Continue reading
Providence Hospital Exercises – volunteer victims and moulage artists needed!
Another great opportunity for practice from our partners at Providence. Plan to arrive 2 hours PRIOR to the start of each exercise – Even with 4 of us last time – it took us the entire 2 hours to get all the victims – looking hurt per Sandi Olsabeck
Like to scream, moan, complain and be difficult?
Do we have a job for you!
Voluntary Victims are needed!!
You can help save lives. Your presence at training drills increases the level of realism for emergency responders. This in turn creates an exercise that offers many of the same stressors and life like elements of a true emergency without the life threatening repercussions.
Who can be a Volunteer Victim?
Anyone of any age who has read the guidelines and signs an agreement (or obtains a signature from their parent or guardian if under 18).
Make sure you wear clothes that can get stained, damaged and wet. In addition, wear appropriate clothes under these such as a swimsuit to ensure you are most comfortable. You may be seen in only the under layer of clothing!
Lunch will be provided for all volunteers! Continue reading
Water is the source of life. But some are at loss about the details of storing, purify, and finding water. The purpose of this post is to give you a quick overview of water. In times when the power is out or other times of emergencies you may not have the luxury of remembering all of the information associated with water. It is my hope, that you will remember some simple solutions.
How much water does a person need?
For food and hydration needs, you will need one gallon per person per day. This may go up or down depending on how humid your environment and activity level is. http://www.fema.gov/plan/prepare/water.shtm
Where to find water
Going to the store is the obvious place to look for water, but what if they are sold out. If you have the chance, fill up your bath tub with water. Don’t ADD Bleach to the tube. This water is for multiple reasons, not all of them drinking.
In extreme needs you can use the water from your water heater. Click here for a great step by step article how to utilize your water heater.
Here is my personal favorite method for getting extra water. Instill a water barrel to your drainage spout. We have a 25 gallon container; it filled up in one day!! It takes up no extra room in the garage. And you can use it to water your garden.
Note: Streams are not safe to drink from. You must purify the water. Continue reading