On Saturday, January 24th, we met at the Chase Tower. We had a Discussed Obama and the Inauguration, And we went around the room and had everyone introduce themselves. I only took the group pictures shown below! It was a busy day, great contributions. Thanks Everyone!! If anyone took pictures... please email them to me!


Picture ONE

Picture TWO

Then A Funny Picture

Here's The Picture I Am Emailing To Dennis



The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public
debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered
and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed
lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of
living on public assistance. -- Cicero , 55 BC


In 1787, a Scottish history professor, Alexander Tyler, had this to say about "The fall of the Athenian Republic."

"A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse (generous gifts) from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that the democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy - which is always followed by a dictatorship.

These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to courage, from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence, from dependence back into bondage."


* You cannot help the poor, by destroying the rich.

* You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.

* You cannot bring about prosperity, by discouraging thrift.

* You cannot lift the wage earner up, by pulling the wage payer down.

* You cannot further the brotherhood of man, by inciting class hatred.

* You cannot build character and courage, by taking away men's initiative and independence.

* You cannot help men permanently, by doing for them what they could and should, do for themselves.

~Abraham Lincoln

Very, very wise words, written so many years ago and we still don't get it ...


"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

~~~~~ The late Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 - 2005


Ayn Rand - Philosophy Book
Audio Played was from Part 2 - Chapter 17

My Dad recommended Imprimus