The Bell Foundry

Rediscovering and recovering lost and endangered American liberties by studying our Founders' ideas, contemporaries, and etymology – because our united States "…are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States…"

Destructive of These Ends: Have We Lost the Right to Alter or Abolish Government?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Racist Shootings, or Elitist Exploitation?

Thanks to Barack Obama’s selective capitalization on specific tragedies, a biased media, a gullible public, and #blacklivesmatter protests, American outrage at the recent ‘obviously racist shootings’ of blacks is sparking powder kegs of … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Free Speech VS Political Correctness at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

A great demonstration of intellectual discourse – which UMass students try to shut down by screaming in protest.  A panel of three diverse speakers raise some controversial questions for discussion, but … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Anti-Discrimination Laws: Lost Freedoms

Anything less than complete freedom of association is not real freedom at all. A simple definition of ‘discrimination’ is: “Recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another.” … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Only Path to Tomorrow – by Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand’s poignant contrast of Individualism vs. Collectivism is so profound that I am posting her entire essay here.  It’s gold! The Only Path To Tomorrow Ayn Rand Readers Digest, January 1944, … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

The True Foundation of Republican Government

“The American system is founded on individualism. If it is to survive, we must understand the principles of individualism and hold them as our standard in any public question, in … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Decentralization

Organic Decentralization from the Beginning Localized, independent governance is embedded deeply in American history.  The beginnings of our government structures were forged in tiny, remote colonies – from the Jamestown entrepreneurs struggling to survive, … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trump-hate

It seems that many people either love Donald Trump or they hate him intensely.  Let’s address some of the more popular complaints and accusations, and examine whether or not they are important … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trump Echos Patrick Henry’s Urgent Call to Action

“The big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is Division Good for US?

The theme of a need for “unity” in America was raised a few times in the 9 pm Republican debate yesterday. While I agree that we ARE stronger in many ways when … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Spirit of Defiance

“The Civil War was fought to keep all states under the thumb of a powerful central government.” – Ron Paul, Liberty Defined1. While unborn babies die and cowards legislate immorality,  a national … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Argument Against Supreme Court Supremacy

In response to my letter to the Ohio Governor’s office requesting a motion for a rehearing of the Obergefell v Hodges ruling, Director of Constituent Affairs David Ward was good … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Patrick Henry and the American Throne: Warnings Realized

If Patrick Henry were to manifest in America today, his first words would be, “I told you so.”  Henry opposed Virginia’s ratification of the new proposed American Constitution, believing that … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Request to File for Rehearing of OBERGEFELL V HODGES: How to Overturn the Illegal Same-Sex Marrige Ruling [SAMPLE LETTER]

According to Supreme Court Rule 44, the Ohio state officials named in the case of Obergefell v Hodges have 25 days from the original hearing to file for a rehearing: “Any … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · 4 Comments

Creeping Normality – a Transformed America, and an Appeal to Heaven

Creeping normality is a method of transformation defined by Wikipedia as: …the way a major change can be accepted as the normal situation if it happens slowly, in unnoticed increments, when … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

About a Flag: An Open Letter to S.C. Governor Nikki Haley

Dear Governor Haley, In light of the recent controversy regarding the Confederate flag that currently flies over the state South Carolina Capitol grounds, I’d like to offer a suggestion: replace the … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Does Absolute Truth Exist?

Yes, absolute truth does exist.  How can we know this?  Because to insist that it doesn’t exist necessitates a self-defeating statement: “There is no absolute truth! All truth is relative.” …to which one could … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sorry, George…

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Should We Vote the Lesser of Two Evils?

The advice is pretty universal: “We need to get behind [popular candidate] so we can beat [popular candidate from the other party]! Why has it come to this? Instead of … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Aren’t Conservatives Non-Interventionists?

In Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address, he listed what he considered to be “the essential principles of our Government.”  Among providing “equal and exact justice to all men,” supporting the state governments, … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ted Cruz: We Need a New Amendment

Earlier this month, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) responded to the Federal court system’s judicial overreaching nullification of marriage laws in 5 states by preparing a proposal for a new constitutional … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

War Powers: Who Has Them?

Can a U.S. President Declare War?   No.  Only Congress has the power to declare war.  A sitting President may wage (conduct, carry out) war after Congress has approved a military action.  Article … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Church and State: Are they really ‘Separate’?

Would you know how to answer someone who claims that our Government may not tolerate any religious influence, based on the idea of “separation of Church and State?” A good question to … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Jesus Christ was a great moral teacher and a prophet, but not God.”

“Jesus Christ was a great moral teacher and a prophet, but not God.  He can, however, co-exist with other religions as an enlightened, pious figure.” Have you heard something like … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on honoring Lincoln – the day after his 205th birthday

Yesterday was Abraham Lincoln’s 205th birthday.  Facebook exploded with posts to honor and remember him – but are there really valid reasons to do so? I think there are two … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Logic of God

What proof is there that God exists, is good, is just, and loves us?  One proof is that He says so.  Is that Circular logic?  Maybe, by our limited human thought processes and … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Incorporation Doctrine: Does the 14th Amendment Expand the Bill of Rights to Apply to the States?

A careful reading of the Bill of Rights (the first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution) will  reveal something that may be surprising to many:  its purpose was to restrict … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

A&E’s Phil Robertson Suspension: an EOE Perspective

While the suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E may not be a 1st Amendment violation from Congress, it could be a violation of the Civil Rights and the Equal Opportunity … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Freedom of Speech and Phil Robertson

Most of you reading this have probably heard by now that Phil Robertson, star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty show was indefinitely suspended in a disciplinary action for statements he made … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Satanists want their own monument next to Ten Commandments statue

A Satanic Temple, based in New York, is claiming the right to fund a satanic monument to be placed at the Oklahoma City statehouse, next to a Ten  Commandments monument. … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Should we have the right to healthcare?

Imagine if we had an amendment to the Constitution that articulated something similar to the following: Amendment XXVIII Passed by Congress January 14, 2014. Ratified April 1, 2014. “The right to … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

A case for a compact theory of the Union

The compact theory of the Union is the idea that the existing states or colonies of America created a central, federal government by compact (agreement), and as such, the several states are … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

PA man pays his $7000 school taxes in one dollar bills to make a statement

A Pennsylvania man brought over $7000 – in one dollar bills – this past August to his town municipal center to pay the school portion of his property taxes.  He … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment
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