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Have you wondered about the price of gasoline?  How about energy independence for the U. S.?  Here is some information that you may find intriguing.  Real Change for the U.S. will start with ENERGY INDEPENDENCE! 

The following are pdf documents.  USGS Report & USGS Bakken Area .             

Further information may be found at:
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1911  &


America was founded on a very sound "Declaration of Independence" and a "Constitution" that gives us a roadmap that defines governments limits.  The Federalist Papers explains and amplifies the original founding thoughts on the Declaration and Constitution.  All citizens must read and study these documents!  The Federal Government has specific powers listed in the Constitution.  Any powers not listed are left to the States.  There are enemies within and outside this country who are doing their best to circumvent these documents and ascribe their own unwritten interpretations and meanings to destroy the real fuel for our economy, Capitalism.  Capitalism will allow the private sector investment for our energy independence and maintenance of feedom!  Government must pay attention to our security and such, but stay out of the way of real progress which is real change brought about by real people doing real work! 

I am sure that there are other alternative energy sources.  In order to maintain our country with the leading edge now, we need our own energy source.  This energy source that the USGS has reported upon, could help maintain our independence in a world set against America and our independence.  Nuclear energy is another source.  Solar mirror/lenses are another source which would provide energy to make hydrogen for Fuel Cell technology.  Let us be creative.  That is what humans do when there is profit involved as incentive.  Politicians in government take away incentive. 


Truths that are held to be SELF EVIDENT    Top of Page


We have a great Nation! It is indeed great, a country with all the grandeur of beautiful mountains, great plains, lakes, and rivers. We have bridges, high buildings, systems called large cities, and even small communities as well. But in fact it is the small community and the individuals in all the communities, both large and small that makes this a great nation.  It is the Sprit of each and every human that makes America.  The physical part is actually a result of Spirituality.

It is not so much the American Dream.  It is 300 million Americans Dreaming.
It was not so much the Bridge to the 21 Century, but 300 million little old country roads to the 21st Century.

It is a great land, that is great because of the qualities that we cannot see. It is great by those qualities to often thought of as just plain old patriotic fluff. 

It is our “Spirit of America.”

We are a nation founded upon one little idea. The idea is that “all men are created equal.” And why are we created equal? Note that we have short and tall, heavy and light, tall and thin, black and white. What is equal about that? In fact no physical thing on the face of this earth is physically the same or equal. Physically, we and all things are, thank God, different. It is that Great Diversity of each individual that we celebrate here in America.

Spiritually, we are all equal. We are bonded by those “certain unalienable rights.” They were “endowed to us by our creator”, by our mere existence. We have only to accept “those truths that are held to be self evident.” That “among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” “Among these” means that there are other words that are most definitive of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” The words are the navigational aids to life. They are the qualities of heroes.

Those qualities are:
Courage, Perseverance, Self Discipline, (strong personal strength) (3)
Humility, Reverence and Respect. (the balance) (3)
But in addition, above all, the most important 7th quality is real self honesty. It is the first 6 that are the foundation to this quality. These are the qualities that make us all equal. These are the 7 principles that bond us all together, the e pluribus Unum.

From the beginning, we have all been united under ONE FLAG that stands for all of these spiritual and physical attributes of our country. Let us continually, daily, pledge our allegiance to this flag because it stands for all that is AMERICA! This flag stands for qualities that all mankind understand and seek. They are officially ours under our Flag, our Declaration, and our Constitution. 

As you follow the sub links to this page, keep the above qualities in mind.  I'm not really telling you what to do.  I just know that you already know these qualities are important.  Just a reminder.  We all need reminders now and then. 

Mel Cone


Character in America   Top of Page

Citizenship must come from Good Character.  Technically, anyone can become a citizen in the United States through the bureaucratic mechanical procedure, but true citizenship in America requires a certain personal character alignment with the virtues or “truths that are held to be self evident” articulated in the Declaration of Independence, the first document of the United States of America.  Without this alignment, the U. S. citizenship is no better than that of any other nation.  True, one automatically has all the benefits of citizenship upon fulfilling the requirements and articulating the oath of citizenship, but the true meaning and full effect of citizenship becomes much more when backed up by PERSONAL understanding of the qualities of American Culture with Good Character underlying the veneer of requirements and oath. 

Mel Cone

 Oath of Citizenship    Top of Page
“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the armed forces fo the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”




Take a look at Hillsdale College "Imprimis."  This is a publication that has great thoughts that will help lead toward an understanding of our country, America, history, present day issues, and more.  It is worth a visit on a monthly basis. 




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