Virginia Declaration of Independence

Written by George Mason

A DECLARATION OF RIGHTS made by the representatives of the good people of Virginia, assembled in full and free convention which rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government .

Section 1. That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.

Section 2. That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates are their trustees and servants and at all times amenable to them.

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Day of Infamy

Please take a moment of time today to remember Pearl Harbor Day and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and our Navy.? Below is an excellent article about remembering that day and lesson from the Day of Infamy.? One major lesson from that day as the article states is "that together we can accomplish more than any one".? This is so true, as a nation we came together for a national purpose and we must never forget the sacrifices of those before us and learn from those lessons to continue to make this country the best it could be.?

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Top Eight Networking Rules

You know the type. The people with obnoxious laughs, pushy pitches, and the ability to corner you at industry conferences and talk about themselves continuously for what seems like hours? The ones who clearly mean well, but their lack of etiquette can make you wish you hadn't even gone?

Here's a friendly suggestion: Don't be that person.

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Granny got her guns!

Last year I went through the Concealed Handgun License course in San Antonio, TX. During the shooting phase of the course I was paired up with a lovely lady who was in her late 70's and had some difficulties loading magazine so I loaded them all for her and for myself when it was my turn on the firing line. She shot a very old German Luger and was very accurate throwing lead down range. This story reminded me of her.

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Ronald Reagan First Acceptance Speach

This speach was given 17 July 1980.

Mr. Chairman, Mr. Vice President to be, this convention, my fellow citizens of this great nation:

With a deep awareness of the responsibility conferred by your trust, I accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. I do so with deep gratitude, and I think also I might interject on behalf of all of us, our thanks to Detroit and the people of Michigan and to this city for the warm hospitality they have shown. And I thank you for your wholehearted response to my recommendation in regard to George Bush as a candidate for vice president.

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Zero Jobs In August

Economy gains no jobs in August, rate holds at 9.1%
Hope and Change?
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The US economy created no jobs and the unemployment rate held steadily higher at 9.1 percent in August, fueling concerns that the US is heading for another recession. It was the first time since World War II that the economy had precisely net zero jobs created for a month.??Click here to read the full article at CNBC

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South Carolina Says No

Nikki Haley says NO to health care grants.

South Carolina does not want any more federal money to set up an insurance exchange, the state's health regulator said on Thursday, citing fears about the strings attached to the funds. South Carolina joins a handful of other Republican states rejecting millions of dollars in federal grants tied to insurance exchanges that are a key aspect of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration's healthcare overhaul. Click here to read the full article at Yahoo News

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