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PostAuthor: crazy like a fox » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:25 am

There are lots of things about aging that can be made into a laugh, a joke or a witty remark, but the truly hardest thing about turning another year grey, are those wonderful family and friends you lose.


In Idaho, a man who lived on a mountain, a man who loved and served his country, a man who loved independence, freedom and America's pioneer spirit, joined those in history and became another echoing spirit, of American liberty. His name was Fred Houck, and although his mortal light flickered out, his shining spirit, still gleams as bright and vibrant as his determined will illuminated him in life as a distinctly fine and proud man.
Fred passed on to the next world quickly and without warning but left a legacy of fond memories and chiding advice on being a free American, to those that had the privilege to know him. His most famous line, indeed, signature statement, was "We will not be ruled!"

He hated what liberalism (communism, socialism) was doing to his country, and he knew, as we all do, that the left is a small minority, that have infiltrated into authority positions, in our government and media. It makes them seem larger than they are, and Fred always had confidence, that eventually, the good traditional Americans of this country would rise up against the left's anti-American ideology.

Fred believed in his countryman, and was always upbeat and optimistic. If you loved your country and wanted to keep its constitutional foundations, Fred would welcome your voice and friendship. We are grateful that he lived to see Trump become President, knowing that the tide was finally was shifting, from leftist sedition and corrupt politicians.

Fred knew that Americans came in all colors, races and original nationalities, and if you stood four square for your country, and was proud of her, then Fred saw you a compatriot that needed to do his or civic duty, to defend America's values. But rather than try and paraphrase Fred views and beliefs, I offer Fred's own words in which he elegantly expresses his deeply held convictions.


Author: hoodoo » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:38 pm
"What is a Traditional American ?
When I was growing up I was a 'normal' American. Everyone I knew and every person society admired loved America and was proud of being an American. We knew that our representatives, for the most part, did as we directed, kept taxes low, respected and loved God, Motherhood, and baseball. We all knew the words and meaning behind our National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. We were Americans.

About the time I graduated from high school, and after that fat ugly guy beat the UN podium with his cheap shoe, the hippies appeared to declare the "establishment " so "over". The stolid old-fashioned traditions of Christian morals , Right and Wrong, and National pride, held by "conservatives" were disdained by the 'flower children'. I enlisted for War, they marched in the streets against us. Now I was a war-mongering, xenophobe, and a prejudiced, narrow-minded "conservative. The protesters were "Liberals"

As the hippies went from the streets to the faculties, from the faculties to the LSM, and the demorat party, I remained a "conservative". Now I was told that I was among the abnormal fringe, right-wing. Part of a much maligned bunch of flag-waving Patriots of a bygone age. So Over. The odd thing was that I hadn't changed my views or ideals since back when I was a "normal" American.

I still believed that America, as I knew her, is the greatest Nation in the history of man. I still believed in God and Judeo-Christian morality, in the absolute value of the nuclear, hetero-sexual family. Anyone who argued against America in my presence still had a fight on their hands with an opponent who never learned to quit.

I recognized years ago that too many good American citizens had disengaged from their duty as citizens. Too many were willing to ignore the tyranny of the ever expanding government in the hands of self-serving politicians. I didn't have a voice that reached beyond my friends and associates and felt powerless. The new media changed that for all of us. We have no more excuses. We must rise to our duty as citizens and fight for this Nation here at home.

I call myself a Traditional American so that others can recognize me as a citizen who believes in America's founding principles, our Traditions as Americans. I have found that this label does not recall the media applied stigmas that have become attached to all of us "conservatives". Am I also a "Conservative" ? Of course I am and anyone who enters a conversation about the state of our Nation for more than one sentence knows that immediately. The neat thing is that they are still making conversation instead of drawing preconceived conclusions.

We are called to our duty as citizens to awaken our fellow Americans, enlist them in this fight, and raise the strongest voice heard in 233 years for the Real Americans to stand to the line and never yield our place until Victory is etched in the granite of the heart of OUR Nation once again. Fight hard, never falter. WE will NOT be RULED !!"


I know that I am a better patriot for having met Fred Houck, but after all, America produces millions of examples of this simple Idaho American, all across this great land. It is why Fred loved his fellow Americans, his country and the promise it holds for his children and grandchildren, to pursue their individual happiness. The world has never known real freedom, before America was born.

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo, Houck family! Your husband, father, grandfather was a wonderful man, who fought hard to keep you free and proud! It was an honor to know him.

Please follow this link and sign Fred's guest book.

http://www.englishfuneralchapel.com/mem ... _GUESTBOOK

Who am I? I am just a traditional American proud to be a citizen of America.
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PostAuthor: Ron_Adcox » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:35 pm

I am still demolished by a world without Fred. I have been reading some of his most viewed posts and was drawn to this particular post. His friendship would have never grown to what it is today with me without this attitude that was uniquely Fred. I never met him personally but in the last 4 or 5 years, he and I chatted for hours, almost daily. I learned so much and shared a great deal as well. He was that kind of friend. He took those privileged conversations to his reward.

Enough of that.

We have formed our group called the “Traditional American Movement” to facilitate a common ground of understanding among all groups. The Tea Party Movement and its groups across the country have many names such as Tea Party Patriots, 912ers, Freedom Works or something else, but you have formed your membership with traditional American values.

WE, describe the entire movement as the Traditional American Movement. WE, DO NOT!, suggest that groups change their names, only that we use this term for the entire mass of Americans who demand a return to the representative government design of our Founders and the principles which undergird the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

Traditional Americans believe that the sovereign American citizen, empowered with inalienable rights by God not man, is the boss of OUR Nation. Each of us, individually, has both the privilege and the duty to select our representatives for elected office and those representatives MUST do our bidding.


This site has been created to be a “Common Ground”, a place where all groups in this movement may come to discuss issues, candidates, projects, and tactics. The thousands of groups within this powerful movement have not had such a forum, untainted by “turf protection” and personal agendas, where we can coordinate the timing and methods for winning this fight for America's future course. We offer it here.
We have gathered conservative thinkers and writers from many groups into our founding base. We invite all serious citizens to join the discussions and add their ideas and plans so that all of us may help each other in our common and heartfelt desire to regain the dream that is America, the greatest Nation in the history of man.


Our mission is simply to strengthen each group’s efforts to return governance to the people by helping to strengthen the entire Traditional American Movement, by all of its component names, and help those who do not yet understand our messages find a coherent explanation they can hold as their own. Our only rules are those of civil discussion and a respect and acknowledgement that we share the overarching goal of returning constitutional limited government back into the hands of the people to which was intended.

Every member is a leader. Every effort will be for the common good of OUR Nation. We will wrest OUR government back into our hands and entrust America to leaders who are singularly dedicated to the service of her citizens. We have had enough of false “leaders”, too much of arrogant oath breakers in office. Too much of our common wealth has been squandered and too much of our individual sovereignty usurped. The “wizards of Washington” have failed to lead us well. "WE will NOT be RULED !!".... not by them nor by anyone. We are Traditional Americans.

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Thanks, Foxy, for getting me to remember. Fred is special to us at Tradam but imagine how special and missed he is by Robbie, his children, and grandchildren. I thank his family for sharing him with us. All will be remembered in my prayers.
When Injustice becomes law, Rebellion becomes duty! ObamaCare & IranNukeDeal are examples of Injustice becoming law!! Traditional Americans must resist by any means necessary, fair or foul.
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