"Standing armies consist of professional soldiers who owe their livelihood and income to the government. Unlike civilians who render periodic service in local militia, professional soldiers do not own property and therefore do not have any source of income other than the government’s military paymaster. Thus, they are more likely to serve the government’s interests, regardless of whether its leaders are dishonest and corrupt or not. In fact, standing armies may even promote rapacious foreign or domestic policies if such policies enrich the army. In contrast, arms bearing, property owning citizen militiamen have a stake in the health of the republic as a whole and can be trusted to act in the republic’s best interests, whether those interests call for action in support of or against the political leadership of the nation." ~ Anthony Dennis
It's That Time of Year Again
By Mike Wasdin.
Exclusive to STR
The Faux of July is once again making its annual pilgrimage into the hearts and brain dead minds of all good patriotic Amerikans. As it approaches my email box has become flooded with the usual brain dead messages sent by “sheeple” from Sea to Shining Sea. One that grabbed my attention recently was a little gem about the Pledge of Allegiance and how important it was to regurgitate this socialist piece of manifesto during the 4th of July celebration to remind ourselves of all the “freedoms” we enjoy. Seeing as how the Faux of July was creeping its way closer, I thought what better time to examine the Sacred Pledge of Allegiance.
Students pledging to the flag with the Bellamy salute.
As the Faux of July approaches, I am sure I will be subjected to countless brain dead sheep all jumping to their feet and placing their hands over their heart as they regurgitate the mantra that is the Pledge of Allegiance, and just like in so many years past, I will be the only one sitting while this charade takes place.
Happy Faux of July!