Christmas, Birthday and Graduation Day Gift Suggestions For True American Patriots

PatriotGiftsSo you are stumped on what gift to give your favorite American Patriot. This list of gift suggestions will make your gifting process much easier.
Any American Patriot will appreciate your thoughtfulness and consideration in giving them any gift from this suggested gift list.

Further, each of the gifts here will serve to commemorate and/or advance the cause of Liberty. Further this gift list is written with consideration of various comments made to them by his many readers. Comments like, “How do you think of this stuff?”, “Where do you get your ideas”, “I never thought of it that way?”, “You have reduced to writing, what many of the rest of us are thinking in an succinct and memorable way”, “I never thought of that issue in that way.” And my favorite, “This ‘Engineering Consent’ article is Nobel/Pulitzer Prize caliber literature”. To which I have responded on Twitter:

“It is important you realize I am no one special… I am merely standing on the shoulders of Giants like Locke and Jefferson; I am merely recounting what these great men reduced to writing.”

Hence, it has since dawned on this writer that the best way advance the cause of liberty is to provide other patriots with some of the components, thoughts and thought processes that make up this writer’s perspective of reality. With that in mind, what follows is a list of gift suggestions for those who are buying Christmas, Birthday or Graduation Gifts for those who are Patriots and/or those whom they would like to inspire to be patriots.

First on this writer’s list of Christmas, Birthday and/or Graduation Gift suggestions is John Locke’s Second Treatise of Civil Government and/or Locke’s combined Two Treatise of Civil Government. These documents explain Natural Law and Natural Rights upon which America is Founded and aspects of American Government such as “Consent of the Governed.

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two-treatises-government-john-locke-paperback-cover-artThis is the document that President James Madison strongly hinted Thomas Jefferson misappropriated portions of in drafting the Declaration of Independence.The First Treatise of Civil Government is John Locke’s rebuttal and debunking of Thomas Hobbe’s “Leviathan” arguing the legitimacy of the “Divine Right of Kings” Governance Doctrine. In this writer’s humble opinion, every patriot should read this book, and study and learn Natural Law, Natural Rights and Consent of the Governed to provide themselves the proper perspective of reality with and from which to view and communicate with the rest of the world. This writer often asserts that the first step taking back our country from the corrupt politicians is restoring a common perspective of reality based on Natural Law and Consent of the Governed to prevent the corrupt politicians from so easily dividing and conquering us.

Next on this writer’s list of Christmas, Birthday and/or graduation gift suggestions is Chess. Why Chess? In this world full of duplicity and educators, politicians and government apparatchiks telling you to trust government, you need to develop some kind of “radar” to help you distinguish between truth and falsehood. The recent admissions of the Progressive Governance philosophy made by Progressive Johnathan Gruber, (Americans masses too stupid to know what’s good for them, therefore government has the right to lie to the masses) make it even more imperative that each of us American Patriots develop the ability to be able to determine truth from government lie. Chess teaches you to think a few moves ahead to outsmart, outwit and defeat your opponent. As importantly as Chess teaching you to think a few moves ahead, the process gives you an idea of how to look a few moves back.

ChessThis ability to think a few moves ahead and a few moves back translates into your ability to see what our lying, duplicitous government is planning to do in the future based on what it is doing now. And this same ability allows you to look at the steps and actions the lying, duplicitous government took in the past leading up to (and hopefully telegraphing) their betrayal of the best interests of rank and file Americans. And if you are buying a chess board for a child, chess provides an excellent opportunity to spend meaningful, life altering quality time with your would-be child patriot. And Chess Boards can be as cheap or expensive a gift as you want it to be. Under $5 or several hundred dollars. And the simplicity and/or ornateness of the chess board you purchase as a gift, can make it appropriate for any occasion. And don’t forget to consider magnetic travel chess boards for those long family trips. And their are even computer versions of Chess. An added benefit is that the thought processes inherent and inspired by Chess can be applicable to all areas of a Patriots life; business, romance, vacations, investments, etc. All of these characteristics make Chess a great choice as a Christmas, Birthday or graduation gift for any current or aspiring American Patriot.

AvalonHillDiplomacyA gift of the Avalon Hill’s game Diplomacy teaches similar thought processes as Chess. But Diplomacy has much fewer rules and introduces an element of human nature much less pronounced in Chess. This game is said to be a favorite of President John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger and Walter Cronkite. This game allows the Patriot Player to develop their sense of strategy, but more importantly exposes the Patriot to the truer understanding of human nature. The American Founder’s agreed with John Locke’s assertion that Government must be created with the nature of man in mind. The perspective the Founder’s had of human nature is perhaps best summed up with a quote from the Cato Letters:

“All people [men] have free will and are not virtuous by nature.”

These characteristics make Diplomacy make it a great choice as a Christmas, Birthday or graduation gift for any current or aspiring American Patriot. A free online version of Diplomacy may be found here. The game provide parents with many opportunities to discuss and instill values and life strategies in their children.

SidMeiersCivilizationGameBoxSid Meier’s Civilization (Warning – chronically addictive, seriously) is a Sci-fi based game where you lead a band of humans from the dawn of mankind to the future. This game teaches some fundamental concepts of Governance, Economics and War that may surprise to you. Perhaps most importantly, as each player plays the role of Government, it exposes the player to Government’s perspective of its rank and file citizens. This writer often incorporates in his understanding of issues and policies perspectives of how government’s think and manipulate the masses in reaching his own perspectives on real world issues and policies.

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A variety of other written material make great Christmas, Birthday and Graduation gifts for current and/or aspiring True American Patriots.

ConstitutionEngravedThe next amongst these (after Locke’s Second Treatise of Civil Government) is the US Constitution. This writer suggests two copies of the Constitution be given to the current or aspiring Patriot. One Constitution in a frame for proudly displaying on the wall and a pocket copy to keep upon ones person for use in educating others or the patriot themselves, as they go about their daily business.

Other Literature that would be great Christmas, Birthday or graduation fits for current and/or aspiring Patriots include;

  • Common Sense (1776) by Thomas Paine – This pamphlet was used to promote the idea of revolution and adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Federalist Papers (1787-1788) – This is a collection of articles that folks of with a “Federalist” vision of government used in promoting the adoption of the Constitution.
  • Anti-Federalist Papers (circa 1785 to circa 1995) – This of a collection of articles that folks wrote in opposition to the adoption of the Constitution. After the adoption of the Constitution, many of the Founder’s advised future generations to look to both the Federalists and Anti-Federalist Papers when attempting the original intent of the Framer’s of the Constitution.
  • 5000 Year Leap (1981) – This book discusses how the United States prospered because it was established upon universal natural law principles.

The reader should note that for all except the “5000 Year Leap”, this writer has provided links to the actual books. The books can be downloaded legally for free. In a bind for cash and/or time, these 4 publications can be downloaded for free. Then you can burn them to a DVD or A Zip or drive for under $10. Of you can go to your local book store and purchase them.
For those with a Video Preference, there are two movies that come to mind that would be great Christmas, Birthday and graduation gifts for current and/or aspiring Patriots.

  • 1776 – The Musical ( 1969) – This began as a broadway play and was recorded as a movie. Though it is a musical, it is often hysterically funny while being very informative and offering incite into how consensus to Declare Independence was not so easily achieved as one my presume.
  • The Patriot (2000) – This Movie is a fictional account of a farmer reluctantly leads the local militia during the American Revolutionary War after a British Officer orders the execution of his son.

This writer often draws on concepts addressed in the 1776 and The Patriot Movies in originating and reducing to writing his perception of the events unfolding around all of us in present day America.

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And once the mind has been properly nourished, this Patriot writer reminds his fellow patriots that the Supreme Natural Right is Self-Preservations/Self-Defense. “What do you give a Patriot living in a country where the government takes the individual citizens Natural and Constitutional Rights for granted and tramples them at will?” None of our other Natural Rights can be preserved without the ability to Defend ourselves.

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This is why the Founders made the Right to Bear Arms, the Second Amendment. This year, more than ever, the gift of an age appropriate gun is great, and even necessary gift for an American Patriot.

 

 

 

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And finally this next Christmas, Birthday and graduation gift suggestion is inspired in part by this quote by the author of Common Sense:

 

 

 

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
~Thomas Paine

Fellow Patriot, events over the past few years require us to be once more attentive to our liberties and government. Tyranny is rapidly descending upon all of us… No longer can we simply vote, and forget about our governance. The one and only one Tyrant Class pretending to be 2 major political parties have rigged the electoral process. If we do nothing, our children will suffer most of all. With that in mind, this writer has created these gift certificates for you to give to your children to demonstrate to them the depth of your love and commitment to them.

These files are on ScribD.com and are fully down loadable. The are in MS Word format so you can edit the to your tastes. It is suggested you print these on colored paper appropriate to the occasion. Why not make one of these Certificates your New Year’s Resolution also and kill two birds with one stone?

If you want ideas for issues you can debate with your legislator, there is a list in this previous article by this writer:

Hope this gift suggestions for Patriots helped.

Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday or congratulations as appropriate for your current gift giving quandary.

Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

This article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense

Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

In Liberty,

Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot
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Critical Thinking Notice (Sorry Government Censored) – This author advises you as no politician would dare. Exercise Critical Thinking in determining the truthfulness of anything you read or hear. Do not passively accept nor believe anything anyone tells you, including this author… unless and until you verify it yourself with sources you trust and could actively defend your perspective to anyone who might debate you to the contrary of your perspective.

Halloween 2015: What are Americans most afraid of?

Halloween 2015: What are Americans most afraid of?

Halloween 2015: What are Americans most afraid of?

Halloween returns bringing with it the annual tradition of frights and fears, costumes and pranks as well as Tricks and Treats. The question is, what are Americans most afraid of these years.  One would think this Halloween would be like any other. The average American would guess the usual menu super natural frights such as ghosts, goblins, demons and Zombies. (Judging by Hollywood Movie and TV program offerings)  Or, judging by the stereotype of women and city slickers, one might guess things like spiders, mice and bats.  In most years and, on most Halloweens, those would seem to be safe bets.  But alas, this Halloween you would be wrong with those guesses.

This Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2015) recently announced the results from this years Halloween Season Polling. This year our American Government is the source of two of the top five fears of Americans, with Government Corruption striking fear in the hearts of nearly 60% of Americans.

  • Corruption of government officials (58.0%)
  • Cyber-terrorism (44.8%)
  • Corporate tracking of personal information (44.6%)
  • Terrorist attacks (44.4%)
  • Government tracking of personal information (41.4%)

Now this writer is no politician or government expert, but should Government Corruption be the number one issues of the 2016 Election Presidential Debates?  Yet, this writer has heard little to nothing about government corruption the political debate thus far, nor even in the 2016 Election Presidential Debates to date.  How is this possible?

Its seems Americans are to believe the Main Stream Media is unaware of Corruption in American Government.  Even then, how is it possible for our elected officials, or at least the leadership of the Republican National Committee (RNC )and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to not be aware of some degree of Government Corruption.  How is it possible that Government Corruption has not been the mainstay of the Election 2016 Presidential Debates to date?

Now, again this writer is no expert, but doesn’t 58% of Americans placing Government Corruption as their number one fear, illicit some level of concern from our elected officials?  These folks who are supposed to represent us. Have their been some high level top secret Government meetings to address this concern? Have the Election 2016 Presidential Candidates gotten together and discussed this crisis in confidence the American People have in their Government and Politicians?  Correct this writer if he is wrong, but in an election wouldn’t any candidate receiving 58% of the vote be considered as having won in a “landslide”.

In fact, this writer has written many credible articles of his particular experiences and knowledge of government corruption. However, Main Stream Media refuses to print them. This writer is instead forced to post them on blogs and “Tweet” and “post” them in other Social Media.  )Perhaps that is why this writer has 77000+ followers on Twitter.) The fact of the matter is that our Main Stream Media is complicit with corrupt government officials in censoring the news of government corruption. (This despite Main Stream Media Fourth Estate obligation is to keep government transparent and accountable.) Again, this writer is aware of government corruption from personal experience and investigative research. This writer also has first hand knowledge of the censorship by Main Stream Media of his well documented articles exposing government corruption.

“The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by those who resist it!”

John Hay (1872), Private Secretary to President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of State (1898-1905), Political Architect of the Panama Canal

Clearly, if our government cared about the distress and angst they were causing their constituents, they would not commit this acts of government corruption in the first place.  Further, if politicians cared what WE THE PEOPLE thought of them, they would at least go through the motions of pretending to care and appearing to address the issue of government corruption in a forthright manner. (But in fact, not only does our Progressive Government not care, creating stress and duress amongst their constituency is desired goal and affect. It is part of the Progressive philosophy of managing and manipulating WE THE PEOPLE like livestock. But that is a topic for another article Main Stream Media won’t publish. See Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals for answers to some of your questions along this line or read Hillary Clinton’s 1969 College Thesis on Saul Alinsky.)

All that having been said, it is this writer’s advice to his fellow American Citizens that they contact their elected officials and let them know how they feel. The one and only one Progressive Tyrant Class pretending to be two major political parties views your silence as consent to anything they do.  Go to their public appearances and confront them. My advise is to observe “proper decorum” for at least two months.  If they haven’t satisfactorily addressed your concerns within two months, they have no intentions of doing so.  (Hundreds of Minnesotans have asked every year since 2005 for a hearing dedicated to receiving evidence and testimony of systemic corruption in the Minnesota Judiciary. And every year we have been refused.) After 2 months, elected officials have “play book” handed down over the years from politician to politician on how to give you the run around.

Finally, at 58% of Americans living in fear of Government Corruption, the problem has reached the level where it requires and demands presidential action.  As has been said, government corruption should be the number one issue for all Election 2016 Presidential Debates. Demand your preferred political party make government corruption part of the rest of the Election 2016 Presidential Debates. If they don’t respond, take to Social Media and out them.  Participate in the Twitter exchanges during the rest of the Election 2016 Presidential Debates. And for gosh sake, grill our Federal and State Legislators, Executives and Judiciary.

Again, this 1 Progressive Tyrant Class pretending to be 2 major political parties views your silence as your consent. Remember and take heart in knowing you are not alone. At least 58% of your fellow citizens identify government corruption as their number one fear. This writer personally takes heart at knowing that at least 58% his fellow Americans share his view of our corrupt government.

WE THE PEOPLE surround them. Together WE THE PEOPLE can force government transparency and accountability.

Those were my thoughts.

Thank you for your time.

In Liberty,

Don Mashak

The Cynical Patriot