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I started volunteering at the La Crosse office of Americans for Prosperity last year and I attended their first class of the Grassroots Leadership Academy.

What I like most about AFP are the people and their dedication to restoring Liberty in America. Everyone I have met through AFP, whether they are high level executives, state directors, local field directors, or just grassroots volunteers; everyone has a level of Patriotism and love of Liberty that is a joy to be around. Don't ever let liberal/progressive/Marxists make you feel like you are alone and isolated for believing in the founding principles of our country and the conservative, Christian ideas that make America great. This nation is full of Patriotic Americans who go about raising their families, attending their churches and performing their jobs without making any noise about it.

I think I finally nailed down just what it is that bothers me so much when Obama insists that average citizens like me shouldn't be allowed to carry firearms.

Every time he talks about gun control measures I get this pit of fire in my belly and it has to do with the authoritarian nature of Obama.

You see, Obama hates Liberty. He hates the notion that an average citizen can live his life without bowing down and worshiping his god, the federal government.

He told us from the start that he was going to 'fundamentally transform America' and he is doing that by diluting the meaning of our Civil Rights and outright shredding some sections from the Bill of Rights including the Fourth and Tenth Amendments.

The fact that he hates Liberty really bothers me but it is his authoritarian nature that makes me sick to my stomach. He acts like a king instead of the leader of free people. It's his way or the highway. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

I just read through the list of Executive Orders that the dictator released the other day. My notes about each follows...

1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.

What is 'relevant data?' Let me guess, Christian, Conservative, believers in the Constitution? I refuse to comply with this illegal executive order.

2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.

Ummmmm, 'unnecessary legal barriers?' You mean LAWS that were passed by Congress and signed into law by the president? If you want to change the law then follow the Constitution and go through Congress. I will not comply with this illegal executive order.

From all of us at CouleeConservatives, may God bless you with a wonderful Christmas filled with joy and wonder at the greatest gift He has given to mankind: the birth of His son, Jesus, who takes away the sins of the world.