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 LIBERTY LOVERS’ OATH (Bill of Rights paraphrased)

by Roberta N. Tuthill

We, as true Liberty Lovers, for freedom of speech firmly stand.

No dictates on how we may worship, intrusions on faith issues banned,

With freedom for all information confirmed to be valued and true.

Petitions for redress of grievance, and peaceful assemblies not few.

Our guns are held for protection from all that may threaten to harm.

Each State free to form a militia and guard against any alarm.

No soldiers to be lodged among us, encroaching our lives without leave.

No seizure nor search without warrant; till probable cause, we’ve reprieve.

The firm right to face our accusers, and mount adequate self-defense;

To be tried by a jury of equals, on the basis of true common sense.

Secure in our lives and possessions; requiring due process of law.

Our God-ordained rights are protected; His justice is pure, without flaw.

No exorbitant fees to be levied, nor cruel punishments be applied.

Rights not here explicitly stated cannot be assumed as denied.

All powers not here designated, nor prohibited here to the States,

Are reserved to the States and the people. Free under God, no debates!

© 2/24-6/15/2010, Roberta N. Tuthill (1923- ) Descendant of Am. Rev. Patriots John and Phoebe (Corwin) Tuthill.

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By Roberta N. Tuthill, © 12/16/2009 

Some folks in this “Great Generation,” considering freedoms we’ve lost,

Woke up one sad day and considered what the loss of all freedoms might cost!

We gathered together and pondered what steps we could take, now, to save

The much-valued freedoms some squander for free hand-outs from cradle to grave.

When folks say: “Too late,” I say: “No way; while life lasts it’s never ’too late’!”

My ancestors’ blood surges in me, defies fatalism’s cruel fate!


As brave ones, we will not surrender our God-given right to be free

To live on the fruits of our labor, take our chances, with no guarantee!

Judging our liberty foremost of the rights our Forefathers foresaw,

We’re banding together in protest of widespread disregard for the Law!

The rights in the first Ten Amendments, without which all else would have failed,

Are the sticking-point now for defenders of the Document that then prevailed.


The question that President Lincoln set forth in his famous Address,

Has, once again, come front-and-center, in this time of our Nation’s great stress.

Can this nation, conceived with true freedom as the basis of government’s goal,

That all men are created equal, not meant for another’s control —

A proposal with true dedication, a noble concept never tried

In all the past history of mankind — will continuance now be denied?


Will men of true faith and conviction risk all in this Battle for Right?

Will women stand, shoulder-to-shoulder, hold aloft Lady Liberty’s Light?

Will the slothful become energetic, take responsibility

For self-support, seeking employment, if able-bodied they be?

When all who produce, robbed by taxes, have “shared” more than they could afford,

With all stripped to poverty’s level, what will be socialism’s reward?


Will we be like those gone before us who rose to the crises they faced,

Refused to give in or surrender, stood for causes on righteousness based?

No matter what odds were against them, resisted with all of their might,

Gave the last measure of their devotion, pressed on in the battle for right.

Let our voices arise in crescendo, till the Congress and President hear,

Return power to the States and the people, restoring our freedoms so dear!


The tyranny others now suffer by ignoring such warning signs clear,

Should cause us to Stop! Look! And listen! To recognize crisis is near!

Turn back from the brink of disaster, consider our ways and be wise,

Resist the temptation to squander the brief time we have, and arise

To accomplish the task now before us, believing our Cause to be just.

As we take God’s side in this crisis, in His power we surely can trust!


–Roberta N. Tuthill, © 12/16/2009, Descendant of American Revolution Patriots, John and Phoebe Tuthill.

wed 1763. He served, and her father, Samuel Corwin, signed the Engagement to Support the Revolution.

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Calling All Americans, Especially Hispanics!

Pretending that his appointment of Sonia Sotomayor is a favor to Hispanics, and others who may benefit from empathy (so-called), Barack Obama actually imperils them by advancing the socialist agenda to render our Constitution null and void.

The statement by Chuck Shumer, to the effect that Republicans/conservatives “resist her appointment at their own peril” is a liberal bluff that must be called, with firm resistance by all defenders of our Constitution, civilian and Military, “against all enemies, foreign and domestic”! 

Failure to challenge this overt threat is putting present and future generations of Americans at further risk. Our freedom of speech, Judeo-Christian principles, traditional values, individual-initiative rights, and the United States of America, as we have known her, are in grave peril.

It’s high time, possibly even past time, for the USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides,” to fire a cannon ball across the bow of the liberal’s “Barbary-Pirate ship,” and halt it dead in the water.  The moment of truth is upon us, and we dare not submit, or even waver. The time has come for all who value our Constitution, which is the foundational bulwark of our Republic, to stand up and be counted.

Even green-card holders and illegals should protest Sotomayor’s confirmation, for they, too, would be jeopardized. Our Constitution is what made this country “The last best hope of humanity,” the reason for their determination to come here in the first place. Without its protections, they may eventually be in more danger here than in the lands of their birth.         

Sotomayor’s  reckless rulings and wacky interpretations of the Constitution put her firmly in the camp of its enemies, and therefore ours. We cannot afford to risk the damage that she would be poised to inflict as a Supreme Court Justice.        

This is a Fort-McHenry-type showdown, and we dare not surrender, or even hesitate, in our defense of The Star-Spangled Banner: “Then conquer we must, for our cause, it is just.”  Old Glory represents our nation as founded on the Constitution, that precious document penned and defended by those who not only pledged “their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor,” but fulfilled their pledge to the letter, and gave the ultimate sacrifice.

In his Gettysburg address, Abraham Lincoln referred to “their last full measure of devotion,” when referring to those who paid with their lives, not only to preserve our Republic, but to abolish slavery, as documented in the Constitution’s 13th Amendment. 

It’s time for present-day “Paul Reveres” to mount our steeds and warn our countrymen that enemy forces in our midst, and in our government, are on the move, not only “by land” and “by sea,” but also by air. They are among us, with rapid transportation and communication unimagined in Colonial days, including biased news reporting and deliberate deceptions in every form of media.  

Our presumptive foreign-born “president” is poised to ride roughshod over the checks and balances established by our Constitution. Having usurped the presidency, he awaits the opportune moment to wrest the remaining reigns of government from both Houses of Congress and the Supreme Court, with the devoted assistance of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and others, and Sonia Sotomayor in her anticipated position of influence. Two down, one to go!

Adolph Hitler’s transition from Chancellor to Dictator was only one small step, and the current scenario  is dangerously similar! How can any thinking person say: “It can’t happen here”?

Few who “held their peace” in those dark days lived to express their regrets, but here is a timely warning for all of us to break ranks with “the silent majority,” and let our voices be heard before it’s too late.

SPEAK UP! By Martin Niemoeller, Lutheran pastor in Dachau Concentration Camp since 1938, freed by Allied Forces in 1945.

In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.

Finally they came for me, but by then there was no one left to speak up.

Article by Roberta N. Tuthill (1923-), direct descendant of John and Phoebe (Corwin) Tuthill, married in 1763. Phoebe’s father, Samuel Corwin, signed the Engagement to Support the Revolution. 

Copyright 5/28/2009

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