Some see, few know, many choose to wander aimlessly in a fog, devoid of sunlight. I seek the light of day and leave the others to their chosen realm of ignorance. They are the ones who have brought this great nation down. I write only for the benefit of those who possess the courage required to restore our birthright.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Lately I have been seeing the adjoining image a great deal on the internet and to be perfectly honest I paid it little attention. I spend most of my time writing and reading reliable news sources and skip most everything else, other than noting comments from friends. Perhaps it is but a trifle but that image does not fit into my conception of patriotic America, even when superimposed with the Stars and Stripes. A clenched fist has long been the image of anarchy and blunt force, hardly the American way. However, as said, that may be but a trifle, but a friend that I hold in high regard mentioned The American Spring favorably, leading me to further investigate the phenomenon, and quite frankly, I do not like what I have found.

This from Patriots For America...
Operation American Spring - Washington, D.c. in the cross-hairs - The Out - of - Control Government Leadership Must Be Stopped

The following is a condensed plan of action, taken from the above link, that was put forth by the founder of The American Spring, Harry Riley.

MissionRestoration of Constitutional government, rule of law, freedom, liberty "of the people, for the people, by the people" from despotic and tyrannical federal leadership.

Other than the fact that Mister Riley misquoted Lincoln's "of the people, by the people, for the people"(Another trifle), so far that sounds good to me. Let us proceed.

Millions of Americans will participate.

Here we run into a snag. This is a very broad assumption. The greatest Tea Party gathering ever was less than a million people, but we can regard that reality as but another trifle. What is not a trifle however, is that a competent military leader never assumes anything. He will collect intelligence, comparing what he has with what he needs, he assesses the enemy's strength and lays out his strategy accordingly.

American veterans and patriots are energized to end the tyranny, lawlessness, and shredding of the US Constitution.
Government is not the target, it is sound: corrupt and criminal leadership must be removed.
Those in power will not hesitate to use force against unarmed patriots exercising their constitutional rights.
Patriots may be killed, wounded, incarcerated.
There is no hope given today's technology of secrecy for the effort nor do we want it secret.

Now here I have a serious problem with the plan. Again, speaking of competent military leaders: Such leaders will not take an unarmed force into harm's way knowing they may be killed or wounded. Whether through intent or oversight, such a scenario is a trigger for anarchy.

Concept of Operations:
Here is where the plan begins to fall apart...At the very beginning.

Phase 1 - Field millions, as many as ten million, patriots who will assemble in a non violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually and Constitutionally armed). display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership, in Washington D.C. with the mission to bring down the existing leadership. Go full-bore, no looking back, steadfast in the mission.

Now that is an inspiring speech to give to ten million people hell bent on committing mass suicide. Ten million people armed only with their faith and the Constitution are quite simply no match for a company of dedicated Marines who have been told that the mob before them intends to overthrow the government. However let us be optimistic and assume that no shooting occurs...What comes next is probably worse than getting shot.

Phase 2: One million or more of the assembled 10 million must be prepared to stay in D.C. as long as it takes to see Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi, and Attorney General Holder removed from office. 

He then goes on with the master plan of how our Progressive Congress is going to reorganize the government. This concept is equally fraught with danger as when you remove the head Progressives and Communists, what do you have to replace them with? A long line of Progressives and Communists. Such is the makeup of our Congress; were this not so we would not be in such a dire state of affairs.

I have no idea what function Mister Riley served in the military but I can assure you that he learned nothing of logistics. Ten million people have to have a place to park their millions of cars. Most would risk losing their employment taking a few weeks off to overthrow the government and one million or more would most assuredly become unemployed.

Now comes the fun part; a million aging conservatives camping out in tents and sleeping on the ground like the stumble bums of OCCUPY. Let us have a look at those American patriots he is calling upon to do this:

Mister Riley may well have served in the military but I can guarantee that those around him did not have white hair, arthritis, gout, and diabetes. Above you see some of this nation's finest Patriots, but I must question the character of a man who would ask them to sleep in tents until our oppressive leaders decide to step down?

Other than parking cars and finding a place to pitch a tent, let us examine the logistics of this bold venture. Has Mister Riley implemented the supply line of the thousands of trucks needed to bring in food every day for a million people, some of whom are on restricted diets due to health concerns? What about toilet facilities? What about showers? Has he provided for a quartermaster laundry to wash and press the clothing of his million strong army? Does he have MASH units ready to care for the sick and wounded?

I have sat here at my keyboard and pondered what Mister Riley's function was in the military. It most assuredly was not involving logistics, transportation, housing, medical, or providing food for the troops. Finally I thought that I had figured out his Military Occupational Specialty, the only thing I felt he was qualified for ... Latrine duty. Nope, ruled that one out too. He has forgotten that ten million people are going to need a lot of porta potties. Oh well, another trifle.

On to the next phase of his plan...

Phase 3 - Those with the 'principles' of a West, Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, Lee, DeMint, Paul, Gov. Walker, Sessions, Gowdy, Jordan, will comprise a tribunal and assume positions of authority to convene investigations, recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new U.S. Attorney General appointed by the new President.

Now we are getting to specifics and I like it that way but...While Mister Riley is very specific about those that he endorses, none seem to have returned the gesture. Actually he seems to be at his best on his own website, as well as various birther and truther sites.

I could go on and on but there is no need. I cannot help but regard this man's agenda to be no more than some serious wishful thinking, and if you will allow me to be a little less than polite: It is sheer lunacy!

However, as they say, there is a silver lining behind every cloud. There is something to be learned in the popularity of his ill founded plan of action. Americans are terrified of what is taking place in our nation's capitol. They are so terrified that they are grasping at straws, and believe me, The American Spring is no more than a straw.

To those terrified Americans I say this. Look before you leap. If you have heard of The American Spring then you are on the internet and have before you the most powerful investigative tool ever conceived by the mind of man. Use it. Find the truth, but let me assure this: Those hoax websites, those sensationalist websites, and the people who run them, have an agenda and it has nothing to do with delivering the truth.

Suggested Reading...
Tahrir Square USA
The Great American Protest


  1. Danny, your friend actually had the same misgivings. But he was looking more toward the date and a hopeful American Spring "gathering" without the specifics of Riley's plan. Currently your friend is seeking to implement your plan of weekly local gatherings in Tyler TX. Hopefully, others will join in across our nation.

    1. My friend has two outstanding qualities that I admire. He is a man of wisdom, and he loves this country. Who could ask for more in a friend?

  2. Oh Danny… that picture looks like a round-up to me. I am the same age. I stand with them… but don’t want to literally. This link was on my FB feed today They’re ready for us. How much easier can we make it for them than to willing gather together in a nice BIG package on their doorstep? I am NOT liking what I see ahead for us… yet have no answers myself.

  3. Suicide appears to be the correct term here. I ask also, “Where is the plan,” and am mystified by the utter brashness of the message . . . seems like an invitation to mass suicide. I a firm believer that discretion is wisdom and strength is in numbers, but it is imperative to me to use some strategy that give the cause an edge, not one that puts it on a billboard. Also the link to “Interment and Resettlement Operations” was scary.

    The main problem is that we are going to be fighting UN soldiers when push comes shove . . . tanks and the big guns. I am all for an American Spring but I am not for going off halfcocked. Another question: Who will lead this force? Then on the other hand, maybe it is time to give it all for freedom. "Give me liberty or give me death. The last time I wrote something on this blog, I stated that as I see it, we have three options; give up . . . fight . . . or secede and personally I am for the latter.

    1. "not one that puts it on a billboard."
      I think that this is what it is all about. A little man looking for fifteen minutes of fame.

    2. I read the link and I think
      ... it was written in Feb 2010, we marched on Washington in Sept of 2010. Were they watching us then to see what we were all about? And if they were watching what they realized is that we had the ability to organize, get buses together, get to the metro, and get down there to march. Just like any other group that goes down to the mall to protest. But we were different group of protesters.We were calling them out personally and making it known we were not happy with the way they were governing us. We threatened them not with violence, not with our ages, not with our lawn chairs (I laugh because we all had them) but the shear number of us. The buses came from all over the states, there were porta potties galore. The metro trains were packed with people and their signs. The event was amazing in its organization.

      What has changed between then and now? Hussein has revealed himself. He and all the others have taken their veils off. Is his administration threatening us with news reports of mass purchases of ammo? Another just came out yesterday.
      Is this propaganda? Is the government doing this to artificially inflate the cost of ammo? They succeeded in the past year with prices and scarcity of product. Walmart couldn’t keep .22 in stock. The prices have returned to normal in the last several months. And is this article just to push the prices again to try and prevent people from buying?
      What about the NSA spying on us? Is this propaganda? Why would they broadcast that they are spying on all of us. Have you ever heard of spying being public knowledge?
      This is all about instilling FEAR in their enemy. US, this group of aging voters who have had enough of their “push, push, push, nudge, nudge, nudge…

      Trevor Louden said he has infiltrated their parties,and events and they can’t stop talking about US. What he heard was “they are scared to death of you people”. Always a good laugh looking at US as a group. But we have the numbers people never forget that!

      So they must resort to using this Soviet style propaganda on us to keep us in line.

      “A lie repeated a hundred times becomes the truth.” - mao


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