Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Canning 101

Episode 118: Season 3 ep. 37

In The Walls of Freedom story, Dexter's love saga unfolds while the summer turns to fall and harvest time arrives. Today, we are going to do a crash course in canning 101, including the hot water bath method and pressure canning method.

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Canning Lessons from Sara
There are two canning methods that you can use to preserve your garden goodies. The first is called the hot water bath method. This method can only be used with acidic foods like tomatoes and anything pickled. The next method is called pressure canning. This method can be used to can anything.
The hot water bath method is the easiest way to can. The first thing you need to do is prepare your food. Lets use tomatoes as an example. Put the tomatoes in boiling water until the skin cracks. Peel the skin off and cut off the top where the stem connected. Then put the tomatoes straight in jar, pack tightly by pressing with your fingers, and add 1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt. Alternatively you could make your tomatoes into
Canning Funnel
salsa
, marinara, stewed, etc and then put them in the jar. Make sure to leave ¾” head space. Head space is the area between the top of your product and the top of the jar. A canning funnel will help to make loading the jars easier.
 
Hot water bath canner
After you have the jars packed, wipe the lid and the top of the jar with a clean, damp towel. Make sure both surfaces are clean to ensure a good seal. You should have your canner ready with a large amount of boiling water. There are baskets or plates that you can use in the bottom of the canner. These protect the jars from rattling together and breaking during the process. It is not essential to use one but it never hurts. Place the jars in the canner. 

Canning Tongs
The boiling water should come to 1" above the top of your jars. If you have too much water, simply remove the excess. However, if you did not put enough water in, you will have to remove the jars, add more water and bring it to a boil again. Thus, you should error to the side of more water at the start so that you do not need to add more. Special note: if you have hard water you can add 1-2 Tbsp of distilled vinegar to prevent water spots on your jars. Also, adding and removing jars is always easier with a pair of canning tongs. 
The tomatoes will need about 15-20 minutes in the canner. I highly recommend that you pick up a good canning book. They are small and inexpensive but worth their weight in gold. The book has cook times for all sorts of fruits, vegetables and other recipes. Both Ball and Kerr make great canning books. 

After you remove the jars from the canner, listen for the pop. You should no longer be able to press in the center of the lid and make it go up and down.

Canning Pickles




Pressure canning

Pressure Canner
Pressure canning can be a little intimidating but once you learn the process, it gets easier. The first thing you want to do is read the instructions on your pressure canner thoroughly. Familiarize yourself with the canner and attend to any maintenance items suggested by the manual.

Then you prepare your food. Let's use green beans as our example here. First you want to wash and blanch the beans. Blanching is a process where you put the vegetable into boiling water and then into ice water. After the vegetables are blanched, pack them into pint jars, add one tsp. Kosher Salt. Then fill the jar to 1” below the top with boiling water. The 1” inch head space is critical with pressure canning!

Remember to read the direction for your canner and follow them exactly! The book that came with your canner will tell you the amount of water you should have in your canner. It's usually about a quart. Make sure you follow the directions for putting the lid on correctly, pressure canners are dangerous and can explode. It is essential that you do this step correctly. Then, bring the canner to pressure. Typically, an indicator will pop up. Apply weight as directed by instructions. This will vary by vegetable and elevation, refer to your the book the came with the canner, the Ball Book or the Kerr Book for specific weights and cook times.

Wait for time suggested by your canning book. Turn off heat and wait for pressure to release. Then, unpack your jars. When they cool, you should hear a popping noise. This indicates they have sealed.

Sara F. Hathaway
Author Sara F. Hathaway is an individual with an insatiable urge for learning. She grew up in the woods of Michigan, fishing, hunting, gardening, canning, and horseback riding with her family. She loved to learn about the stories of times past from her great grandparents and grandparents. She learned about a time much different from our own when a trip to the grocery store was not all it took to make sure your family was fed. She delighted in the outdoors and learning how to survive there without the trappings of modern life.

After moving to the rural mountain landscape of California, she attended The California State University of Sacramento and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in General Business Management. She managed many businesses, all while working on the manuscript for her fictional novel, Day After Disaster. Eventually she realized that her passion for the outdoors and learning about survival techniques outweighed her passion for the business world. She took her marketing skills and applied them to launching a successful platform for her first novel, Day After Disaster and its sequel, Without Land.

Sara still lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons where she is at work on The Changing Earth Series. She delights in helping other authors find the same marketing success and enjoys her time that she gets to spend honing her survival skills while teaching these skills to her sons. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Your Medicinal Herb Garden


Episode 117: Season 3 ep. 36

In the The Walls of Freedom story, we find Erika toiling in her herb garden while Dexter's romantic drama unfolds. Here to talk to us today about medicinal herb gardens: why the are so important and what you should have in them, is Cat Ellis, herbologist and the author of the book Prepper's Natural Medicine and Prepping for a Pandemic

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Medicinal Herb Garden Information from Cat

Cat is not a doctor and she can not give medical advice, says the government but she has been an herbologist for many years and has made many observations over that time period. She shares those observations with us today as a suggestion of care and neither she nor I are in any way responsible for what you decide to do with that knowledge. Keep in mind that the herbal remedy recommended can be as varied as the cause of the problem itself. 

It is absolutely essential that you start your medicinal herb garden as soon as possible. You will get a lot of medicinal value out of it. You have the right to provide your own health care without relying upon western medicinal answers for every problem. There may come a time when you can't get the care you need at a traditional medical facility.  If you live remotely the chances of you being able to access to medical care is not likely in a crisis. Having your own herb garden is more cost effective. If there was a pandemic you may not want to go to a doctor or hospital for fear of being exposed. In most cases of civil unrest hospitals become targets you don't want to be around.

There are some key plants you will want to include in your herb garden:

White Willow 
The bark of white willow is a natural source of salicin, the active ingredient in Aspirin. If you have space to grow one or two white willow trees that is great, grow it!

Winter Green
It is a leafy plant and contains salicin as well but in less quantity than white willow. 





Meadow Sweet It's flower also contains salicin. 
Yarrow
Known as the battlefield herb. It helps stop the flow of blood. You can pack deep lacerations with the leaves and flowers. You can also make a wound powder and use this herb for joint inflammation.
Garlic

Garlic is hypertensive, meaning it lowers blood pressure. If you have low blood pressure it will not lower it to dangerous levels, rather it helps to maintain a proper level. Garlic supports and strengthens the immune system response. You can use raw garlic on topical infections and on sinus infections (mix paste in water and use eye dropper to drop in nose. The garlic has to come in contact with tissue). You can ingest it as an anti-inflammatory and it is useful in extracts.


Peppermint 
Can be used as a coolant for sunburns in an herbal vinegar. Pests like mice, ants, and most other bugs, hate peppermint. It is useful against nausea, and when used as a decongestant. It is a safe herb and is a good source of menthol for use in salves. When you make essential oil from it, the yields are high.


Thyme
The respiratory systems best friend. Used in an inhalant steam or vapor diffuser. This herb will also produce a large quantity of essential oil.


Cayenne
Cayenne is good for hypertension, heart health and joint pain. You can make a salve to block pain with the capsaicin contained within Cayenne. Use olive oil or coconut oil as a base and slowly warm red pepper into the oil to make an infused oil. Strain out the pepper flakes and add beeswax until your salve reaches the desired thickness. Store in metal tins. 



Comfrey
Also known as knit bone or bruise wort. Comfrey is a wound healer and can be taken externally or internally. If the wound is not deep you can put a leaf in a poultice mixed with horsetail, arnica flowers or meadow sweet. For deep wounds make a wound powder with flour or ultra-gel and pack wound. You can also use this wound powder on sprains. Make sure any broken bones are set properly before you start using this herb.


Burdock
This herb induces sweating and purifies the liver. It helps to reduce fever and can also be eaten as a root vegetable. 


Plants with berberine in the roots, including, Oregon Grape Root, Golden Seal (has small amounts), Barberry, Filodendron, Amaranth(inner bark) or Amur Cork Tree (inner bark), Chaparrel
Berberine is a chemical in these herbs. It is a local antibiotic which means it must make contact with tissue. It remains in the digestive tract for an extended period of time and can help with urinary infections. It will not effect good bacteria making these herbs a wonderful addition to the digestive system. Milligram to milligram berberine is as effective as Metformin for treatment of diabetes. Berberine doesn't extract well in water. You should make a tincture with alcohol and a tiny bit of apple cider vinegar.



Use in a tincture for upper respiratory ailments  and can be used topically for anti-bacterial.

The syrup good for the flue.




Lemon Balm
A safe herb that lowers anxiety.

Plantain
Comes in both broad leaf and narrow leaf. Good wound healer. Make a poultice for splinters. 

Marshmallow
Marshmallow root is a demulcent, which means it forms a protective layer over the mucus membranes. The membranes are then able to lubricate themselves. If you put the root in a jar with cold water on the counter it will become gooey. It is good for sore throats, urinary infections and unproductive coughs.You can use marshmallow in pectin for jam recipes or mix it with oil for lotions.  
Nettle
Nettle reduces edema or swelling. It's raw hairs help with arthritis. It is an antihistamine and very nutritious.    

 
Red Raspberry Leaf 
Among a myriad of other uses, red raspberry is wonderful for the female system.  

Valerian  and Scull Cap
Very calming and help with sleep.













Cat Ellis

"My love of herbs began in the late 1990′s with simple cold and flu remedies and grew into a full herbal practice, including workshops and private clients. My herbal practice leans heavily on Western Traditional Herabalism (European and American herbal traditions).
My husband and I have been preppers “officially” since 2008. We were already interested in camping, gardening, beekeeping, and other self-reliant hobbies. A loss of income, however, kicked our interests in preparedness, homesteading, and modern survivalism into high gear.
It was probably inevitable that my herbalism would be influenced by being a prepper. I have spent a lot of time and effort to research the best options in extreme, last-chance scenarios. As a prepper, this is just being practical. As an herbalist, I am humbled by the power and simplicity of plant-based medicines to address truly serious conditions.

I’m not a doctor. I cannot diagnose or give medical advice. I am an herbalist, midwifery student, massage therapist, and a prepper. I see the potential for emergencies where people are cut off from modern facilities and help is just not coming. I see the potential for scenarios where pharmacies may have nothing but empty shelves.

It is my belief that herbalists can fill in some of the gaps in the absence of modern medicine, whether that be from an EMP, a natural disaster that leaves communities stranded for extended periods, an economic collapse causing an interruption in supply, or any other obstacle that puts modern medicine out of a person’s reach." -Cat Ellis

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 Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Death of Freedom


Episode 116: Season 3 ep. 35

In this chapter of The Walls of Freedom, Erika warns Vince about new laws and possible outcomes from the Northern Regional Meeting they are participating in. Here to talk with us about the real life Executive Orders that are on the books and could be enacted in a Natural Disaster scenario is L. Douglas Hogan, author of Oath Takers and The Tyrant Series.

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You are one of the family and no one can take that from you. You have to just face it, you're stuck with us."

Executive Order Lessons from L. Douglas Hogan

Executive orders exist but not many people pay attention to their potential impact. L. Douglas Hogan has worked in every level of government and been through a good deal of FEMA training. He is frightened by the implications of these Executive Orders if they were ever to be enacted.

You can go do the research for yourself at Archives.gov but here are some of the more concerning Executive Orders that could be put into action in the case of a National Disaster. Keep in mind that it doesn't take too much to be declared a National Disaster and there is no defined parameters to qualify events as a National Disaster. If the President declares it a National Disaster then it is.

In 1962 John F. Kennedy signed a series of executive orders:
  • 10997 - In the event of a national crisis the federal government can take control of all electrical power, petroleum, and gas, solid fuels and minerals.  
  • 10998 - In the event of a national crisis the federal government can take control of all food sources, farms, and fertilizers.
  • 10995 - In the event of a national crisis the federal government can take control of all telecommunications and it's management. This includes the internet, telephones and all other communication methods.
  • 10999 - In the event of a national crisis the federal government can take control of all transportation, production and distribution of all materials. You get what the government says you need.
  • 11000 - Emergency Manpower Management - In the event of a national crisis the federal government can take control of civilians and have them labor for federal needs. They determine what needs to be produced and what doesn't.
  • 11003 - In the event of a national crisis the federal government can take control of airports, air travel, and operating facilities. They will control who flies and when.
  • 11004 - Housing and Community Facilities -  In the event of a national crisis the federal government can set up federal housing facilities.
Then in 1969 Nixon added his own executive order:
  • 11490 - Federal Departments Agencies Control of all US citizens, churches and businesses
Then in 1996 Clinton changed the game again with his executive order:
  • 13010 -  In the event of a national crisis the federal government can take control FEMA will take control of all government agencies. FEMA could control everything and the leaders of FEMA are not elected they are appointed. Doug stresses that a malicious president could appoint puppets to these positions and take control rather easily.
The last of these liberty thieving executive orders was issued in 2012 by Obama.
  • 13603 - National Resource Defense Preparedness Act - It essentially takes all of the previous executive orders that could have been issued one at a time or by themselves and puts them all under one order.  In the event of a national crisis the federal government can take control of all water, all human and animal food, all transportation, all energy, all construction materials, all health resources, all farm equipment, all fertilizers, all fuels, all manpower, all housing and the list goes on and on. 
These executive orders do not come from a fictional novel. They are written and waiting for the day they may need to be enacted. On a positive note executive orders are just that executive orders. They are not laws and could be erased by an incoming president. It is important to raise awareness about these orders to prevent loss of constitutional rights in the event of a national crisis. Although it could be said that these orders establish a game plan for disasters that can be enacted quickly, executive orders are not authorized by the Constitution.

In light of the recent social violence and natural disasters, I asked Doug how possible it is to enact martial law across our country. Doug explained that the image that everyone perceives of armed soldiers going door to door isn't realistic. Most of the police force and military would not turn against the people of the United States. They swore and oath to the Constitution. But, if the government really wanted to impose martial law it could be done, even with depleted forces. All it would take is a well timed activation of control over interstates, roads, rivers and key product shipping points. This would isolate people and give the government control over product movement. If the government is controlling your food and resources, you will be subject to them. This would create widespread death, chaos and desperation.

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L. Douglas Hogan

L. Douglas Hogan is a U.S.M.C. veteran with over twenty years in public service. Among these are three years as an anti-tank infantryman, one year as a Marine Corps Marksmanship Instructor, ten years as a part-time police officer, and seventeen years working in state government doing security work and supervision. He is the best-selling author of “Oath Takers”, has authored four books in a series titled Tyrant, and is working on the sixth a final book of the series. He has been married over twenty years, has two children, and is faithful to his church, where he resides in southern Illinois.

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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Is the Constitution Still Relevent?

Episode 115: Season 3 ep. 34

In The Walls of Freedom story, Erika begins researching how the laws of The United States of America could have been dramatically altered. She reviews the Constitution. There are many folks that would say that the Constitution is irrelevant and outdated.  Our guest today, Dave Shestokas, strongly disagrees. Dave has been a practicing attorney for over thirty years and is the author of Constitutional Sound Bites and Creating the Declaration of Independence.

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“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."


Constitutional Lessons from Dave

After many years of practicing law, Dave was invited to talk to history classes at a high school. After asking some simple questions like: What year was our country founded or what day? He received many disheartening answers and decided something needed to be done to educate people on the Constitution. He wrote for a magazine, did a radio show, and wrote Constitutional Sound Bites.

Dave's book breaks down the concepts behind the Constitution. It also helps to translate old English to new. Some words had completely different meanings back then from what we understand them to mean now. For example, in the preamble, Gouverneur Morris wrote:  

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,"

The term "more perfect" can be rather confusing to modern ears. We see perfect as something that can't be improved upon. However, Morris was referring to the Latin word proficiere which meant to complete. Thus Morris was referring to a union that was more complete than the one witnessed under the Articles of Confederation.  

How can a document written in the 1700s still be relevant today? The Constitution was absolutely revolutionary. It was the first time people created a document to govern themselves. Nothing like it had ever existed. It established a rule of law to govern people over a vast expanse of land. Before the Constitution the world was made of Kings, Czars, Sultans, Chieftains, basically dictators. 

The Constitution is the legal document that executes the principles and ideas established in the Declaration of Independence and can not exist without it. American Citizens do not go into battle and die for political rules. They go in defense of the principles described in the Declaration, even though they swear an oath to the Constitution it is really those ideals they are fighting for.  That is why Dave wrote his next book Creating the Declaration of Independance. The Constitution is meaningless without the Declaration of Independence. 

Why is the Constitution still relevant?  Because it puts limits on our government to not participate in the activities that people were subject to before the Constitution was published. It upholds the universal and self evident truths given to each human being. The Constitution is still the law of our land. 

Unfortunately education on the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence is extremely lacking. The Declaration was also an extremely radical document. It talks about the consent of the governed and values individual freedoms. It explains the fact that the government is not the granter of rights but rather Law of Nature and of Nature's God is. The government was established to protect the rights of the people. This is a topic that can be very uncomfortable for an established government and thus teaching it to the youth is not a high priority of a government established school system. 

The founders established the first government meant to be ruled by law not men. They had to base it upon some truths that men could not alter, otherwise men are in control and not law. Politicians can't legislate away the law of gravity. It exists and can't be altered much like you can't legislate away a human's desire to be free. Wording it in this way took secular natural (science based) law into account and combines it with divine inspiration. Either way you want to look at it they both come to the same conclusion. An individual has inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

The founders recognized that overtime things would change and designed the Constitution to be flexible to accommodate those circumstances. However, if a government becomes destructive in the purpose of protecting the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the citizens have a right and a duty to change the government. This is known as the Right of Revolution as described by Thomas Jefferson. 

Article five describes the amendment process that has been built into the government. Amending the Constitution is not something that is done lightly but it is allowable and has been done twenty seven times.This process requires a super majority to take effect. The thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments were the "Civil War Amendments." They abolished slavery, provided due process of law and citizenship to former slaves and made it so that all men could vote. The nineteenth amendment was the woman's suffrage amendment that gave women the right to vote. There have been other amendments for technical questions that the founders got wrong or omitted. For example, the role of Vice President became more important over time and the 25th amendment provided for appointment of the VP in case of a vacancy of office or other technical difficulties. The twelfth amendment was put in place because the Vice President used to be the runner up in the election. As time pressed on this was not practical. The eighteenth amendment was the prohibition amendment. It was the only amendment to limit freedom and the only amendment that was repealed. The founders understood their work was not perfect and time would press on.

We are currently in the longest period of not making amendments to the Constitution. We have abandoned the process in favor of court rulings that change the interpretation of the law. The wording in the Constitution stays the same but the meaning alters. For example the abortion issue is an issue that continues to be hotly debated. This is because the decision was made by the court rather than through debate, decision and law establishment. When the courts overstep their bounds and get involved with political issues rather than judicial ones it is very dangerous. These types of social issues like same sex marriage have never been a federal issue but rather a state one

States used to be a laboratory of democracy where like minded individuals could test their ideals. These individual States formed together to form a Union with one another. They shared basic commonalities but still have control over their destiny, instead of being told what to do by some one hundreds of miles away. This issue of remote control was the basis of the Revolutionary War.  

After spending many years working directly with the Constitution, Dave has a couple suggestions he would propose. The first one amendment would establish term limits in the government. The system was not designed for career politicians. During the first one hundred years the average term in the House of Representatives was six years and the average term in the Senate was eight years. They received average pay and had poor benefits. People didn't stick around and develop kingdoms of power. There was always new blood and fresh ideas.

The second thing Dave would do is repeal the seventeenth amendment. This amendment provided for the direct election of US Senators. Prior to this they were chosen by the State Legislature not the general public. The House of Representatives and the Senate were meant to represent different interests. Now, with Federal Mandates on the states, both the Senator and the Congressmen are on a mission to bring as much money as possible to Washington so they can give it back to the people who elected them. This amendment has grown our government into the leviathan that it is now. The original intent was to pit these two sides in opposition so that the best decision was reached through debate but now 2/3 of the government is on the same page and all they are concerned with is growing government. This amendment has removed the checks and balances to their power.

The over-interpretation of the Constitution needs to come to an end. Jefferson himself claimed he was never trying to write radical ideas but rather explain the common sense of the matter. The heated debate during ratification over the issues contained in the Constitution gave birth to free speech idea. All ideas needed to be heard. The Constitution was written for everyone to understand so they could all be governed by the same laws.

David Shestokas
David Shestokas earned his B.A. in Political Science from Bradley University in 1975 and his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, cum laude, in June of 1987. In 1986-87 he served on The John Marshall Law Review. He studied law at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Mr. Shestokas has been admitted to practice law before the Illinois Supreme Court in 1987, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1988, the Supreme Court of Florida in 2004, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 2006.
Mr. Shestokas founded the Law Office of David Shestokas in November, 1987. After practicing in areas such as criminal defense, corporate law, real estate, and business financing, he later served as Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, IL, from 1994 to 1998, involved in over 10,000 criminal prosecutions. During that time he also worked on the Felony Review Unit, participating in police investigations and making charging decisions in over 400 felony matters.

In 1992, after the Republic of Lithuania regained its independence from the Soviet Union, Shestokas
joined attorneys of Lithuanian heritage from around the world as a member of the First World Congress of Lithuanian Lawyers. The Lithuanian President, government officials, and the Lithuanian Bar worked with that Congress to restore the rule of law and a constitutional government after four generations of Soviet occupation.
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Along with volunteering at the Salvation Army providing pro bono legal services for the homeless, David has also given his time at the Quality Life Center to educate at-risk youth about the values ingrained in America’s Founding.

His latest book, Creating the Declaration of Independence,  takes you into the minds of Richard Henry Lee, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in the weeks before July 4, 1776. Experience Lee’s trepidation as he knows when he proposes American Independence to the Second Continental Congress that he is literally risking beheading. Join Adams and Jefferson at City Tavern as they begin crafting the Declaration and follow the story of how Jefferson came to reluctantly draft the Declaration when few others, including Adams thought that Jefferson’s assignment was important. You’ll even learn a shortcut Jefferson used to craft a document of such immortality on such short notice and how that short cut affects the work of the Supreme Court today.
He has worked with Dr. Berta Isabel Arias on the Spanish language translation of Constitutional Sound Bites: C├ípsulas Informativas Constitucionales . This work represents, in a format that modern media consumers prefer, a long tradition of informing citizens about the country’s founding documents in their native languages. In 1787, fully one third of Pennsylvania’s residents were German speakers. Accordingly, of the 4500 copies of the proposed Constitution that legislature ordered, 1500 were printed in German. Everyone understands important ideas best in their native language, and C├ípsulas Informativas Constitucionales recognizes the growing importance of making available crucial aspects of America’s Founding and Heritage to this growing community of Spanish speakers in America.


Sara F. Hathaway 

Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster, Without Land and The Walls of Freedom. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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