It was the beginning of a subtle shift in power away from the aristocratic elites of the establishment to the people of the frontier states. Finally, the ascendancy of Jackson gave true meaning to the phase "We the People."
I had the privilege to stand armed watches for my country. However, the privilege to stand those watches required intensive training, strict safety practices and yearly re-qualification. I'm shocked by how many people are resisting common-sense gun safety measures.
Staffers of at least one Congressional office, Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), distributed a "watch list" that features six activists who are constituents of Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), each of whom was openly critical of Webster at his town halls earlier this year.
Daniel Webster, the former Florida State Senate Majority leader and a rising star within the GOP, seems to have gotten himself in hot water with some of the Tea Party movements biggest backers -- senior citizens.