When I was much younger he wore a belt buckle that said the following: “God, Guns & Guts are what made America Free”. For me it was more than the words themselves, it was the message that they represented which I identified with.
As my formative years were along the Wasatch front in Utah I recall a good balance between Faith and Patriotism. Not only do I consider myself a God fearing individual but someone committed to the freedoms and liberties afforded here within the United States of America. This is not to suggest there is either a religious or secular perfection but rather the pursuit of it.
It is this desire for truth that I find appealing. It is with those that share similar goals and interests that I find stimulating thought. For these reasons I have worked to provide the following websites for thoughtful consideration and education.
1. Current Events and Items of personal interest – http://www.rogerknecht.com
2. Topics related to the Freedoms and Liberties of all mankind, particularly to those afforded those in the United States – http://www.godgunsguts.com Also LIKE us on Facebook – Here is the GodGunsGuts fanpage
3. Timely information for individual and family preparedness related to the trials and tribulations associated with the times before Jesus Christ’s return to rule the earth – http://www.prudence-not-paranoia.com/
Here are the three themes that can be seen in each site:
“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 and the pursuit of Happiness.” – The Declaration of Independence of the United States
“I established the Constitution of this land,” said the Lord, “by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose” (D&C 101:80). At the conclusion of the Declaration of Independence, they wrote, “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.” This Declaration was a promise that would demand terrible sacrifice on the part of its signers.
Five of the signers were captured as traitors and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the Revolutionary War; another had two sons captured. Nine died from wounds or from the hardships of the war. The Lord said He “redeemed the land by the shedding of blood” (D&C 101:80). Nephi recorded that the Founders “were delivered by the power of God out of the hands of all other nations” (1 Ne. 13:19). – President Ezra Taft Benson, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
“Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” – Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
“A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves … and include all men capable of bearing arms.” – Richard Henry Lee – Senator, First Congress
“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms…” – Richard Henry Lee – Senator, First Congress
“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new
Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” – The Declaration of Independence of the United States
Finally I would like to thank my family and friends for their individual and collective support which makes this work possible.