What becomes of the limitations of the constitution, if the will of the people, thus inofficially promulgated, forms, for the time being, the supreme law, and the supreme exposition of the law? - Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution (1822)
Currently, between the state Senate and Assembly, California has forty-seven pieces of pending legislation which will somehow affect California gun owners…FORTY SEVEN! For instance, AB 180 would establish an ammunition tax on top of the sales tax already applied; and then there is AB 760, another law which would impose a $.05 per round tax upon all ammo sales; AB 231 would require that gun owners obtain firearm liability insurance; AB 500 would extend the firearm purchase waiting period; and SB 108 would establish MANDATORY storage requirements for guns in the home. These are just a few of the laws currently making their way through the system in Sacramento, all of which are designed to further restrict our right to keep and bear arms.
On numerous occasions I have written my state representatives, as well as Governor Brown, asking them to oppose these measures. Not once have I gotten a response from them. It seems they are hell bent on doing whatever they deem is their idea of what is best for the public safety, and to hell with what the law says.
Eastern European countries under control of Soviet Union were, nominally, democracies. The governments there were elected by the popular elections, freedom of speech was guaranteed by their constitutions, and opposition parties did exist and were represented in state legislatures.
But these were all flimsy “democracies” run by ideologically coherent clique of devout “do-gooders”: the clerics of Marxism-socialism.
The elections were controlled by propaganda, political intimidation, and control of the nomination process.
Freedom of expression had so many exceptions and restrictions that virtually no politically tainted comment qualified as a protected speech.
You think “Prism” is a big intrusion into your life? Well, just you wait until Obamacare is up and running! As Al Jolson once famously sang: “You ain’t seen nothing yet!”
Look. We warned this was happening, more than once, in our scribblings long before The Guardian officially broke the story last week. It was just a “gut feeling.” We had no evidence of it. Whislteblowers hardly ever speak to me, because they need to speak to someone who has enough “umph” to protect their behinds when the defecation hits the rotary oscillator. I don’t.
A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
Only 27 words, but those words say it all, and I defy any mealy-mouthed politician to show me where this Amendment says anything about limited capacity magazines or what caliber of weapon I may have, or how many weapons I may own, or for that matter, where does it say that I must register my weapons, or have a permit (another form of registration) to carry that weapon openly, or concealed, and while we are on this subject, if Dianne Feinstein has learned the difference between an assault weapon or a semi-automatic weapon that just happens to have the cosmetic appearance of a military weapon, I wish she would explain it to those of us who have carried weapons both in and out of the military most of our adult lives.
On April 21, the BBC obtained disturbing video footage shot in Burma. It confirmed extreme reports of what has been taking place in that country, even as it is being touted by the US and European governments as a success story pertaining to political reforms and democracy.
The BBC footage was difficult to watch even when faces of Muslim Rohingya victims were blurred. To say the least, the level of violence exhibited by their Arakan Buddhist attackers was frightening. “The Burmese police (stood) by as shops, homes and mosques are looted and burnt, and failing to intervene as Buddhist mobs, including monks, kill fleeing Muslims,” the BBC reported. A Rohingya man was set ablaze while still alive. The police watched.
“But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to resist the invasion of our soil and to defend our threatened homes, this duty, however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved upon the greatest sacrifices.” – King Albert II
Many of us have been waiting for years for a single issue to awaken Americans from their sloth-like slumber. Creeping socialism hasn’t done it. Even radical environmentalism hasn’t seem to catalyze much anger against government and way too many fail to see its hidden dangers. Way too many actually support the aggressive onslaught of environmental regulation that violate our constitution. In most cases the infiltration of socialism and radical environmentalism have just barely raised a few ho-hums around the country. Wars have raised a some eyebrows, but not on a grand scale. Maybe the IRS scandal, or even the NSA monitoring our telephones might do it, but if it wasn’t for Fox News and some conservative talk show hosts, these issues aren’t being covered.
Perhaps there is one issue that has all the characteristics of getting Americans to rise up en masse in opposition to the gross negligence and malfeasance of their government. That issue is illegal immigration and amnesty for lawbreakers. The problem is, one party in government has not only allowed illegal immigration by ignoring existing laws, but actually encouraging illegal immigration by specific actions or in-actions for the sole purpose of entrenching power by buying votes with the promise of amnesty. It is out there for everyone to see, open, blatant and in your face.
You have to wonder why all the data gathering by the National Security Agency, Homeland Security, and the FBI failed to identify and surveil the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing? When even the Russians warned national security authorities about the Chechen brothers, Dzhokan and Tamerlan Tsaraev, they were reportedly interviewed and then ignored.
“Are you planning to make bombs to kill infidels?” “No, sir.” “Okay, have a nice day.”
America’s unmatched healthcare delivery system is already taking a beating from Obamacare.
As a semi-professional patient, having been hospitalized over eighty times since the mid 1960′s, I have had a front row seat from which to observe the disintegration of our healthcare system. It’s bad, dear reader, very bad.
Many doctors are just hanging up their stethoscopes and walking away, going into retirement, selling their practices out to hospitals or to companies that specialize in running medical services. Both my doctors had done exactly that. One retired and the other sold his practice to a hospital.
And this is on top of the doctor shortage we are already experiencing.
Verizon takes steps to safeguard its customers’ privacy but has to turn over information when ordered to by a federal court, the company’s general counsel said in a memo to employees. The comments follow the publication of a secret court order requiring Verizon to provide data about all calls within, to and from the U.S. to the National Security Agency. Earlier, the Obama administration called government review of complete phone records of U.S. customers a “critical tool” in protecting the public from terrorists. (Read Full Story)
A political deal will be struck to save the Democrat Party from total collapse and protect the Republican Party from revelations of complicity in the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.
A growing number of Americans are now learning that Barack Obama, according to Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the U. S. Constitution, is an illegal President. The law requires a candidate for the Presidency to be a “natural born citizen,” that is, a second generation American, a U.S. citizen, whose parents were also U.S. citizens at the time of the candidate’s birth.
Obama’s father was a citizen of Kenya and a British subject at the time of his birth, which made him forever ineligible for the Presidency.
Practically speaking, that issue is not a problem for Obama because the Republican Party also wants to violate the Constitution. Many Republicans are aggressively advocating Florida Senator Marco Rubio as Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential candidate. Rubio is ineligible because, even though he was born in the United States, his parents were Cuban citizens at the time of his birth.
Since 1975, both Democrat and Republican politicians have been trying unsuccessfully to amend Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the U. S. Constitution. The election of Obama has allowed them to do so, not legally, but by fait accompli.
We now have faces and emotional words to attach to the scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service and its targeting of conservative “tea party” and “patriot” groups during the 2012 campaign cycle.
At a House Ways and Means Committee hearing Tuesday, representatives of six organizations described the long delays they have experienced when trying to get the IRS to rule on applications for tax-exempt status. They spoke of the extensive questionnaires and demands from the IRS to see their donors’ lists and other information.
And they used stirring language to call for change.
“This dialogue is about the jackboot of tyranny upon the field of our founding documents,” said Karen Kenny from the San Fernando [Calif.] Valley Patriots.
Yes, I fear that rare gem, Columbia, is gone. Sunk beneath the waves of soft communism she has drowned in her own ignorance and apathy.
As I speak with more and more conservatives — and a few liberals — it is becoming clear that a growing number of Americans now believe that America is irretrievably lost. The American optimist has finally been mugged by reality and, for the first time, can see clearly what we realists have been shouting from the rooftops for many years.
Already, freedom is in its death throes in America. The constitution, the very foundation of America, has been shredded, and kicked to the curb as the thundering sound of leftist jackboots reverberate off the marble halls of what used to be the seat of a government of, by, and for the people.
America has gone from “free state” to “police state” almost overnight.
Aren’t many illegal immigrants just retaking land that was stolen from Mexico? A recent CBS report suggested exactly that. Several historians I spoke with are concerned by the notion that amnesty is justified by the Mexican-American War (1846-48), and rightly so.
Land, race, nation, and historical grievance are powerful forces that pro-amnesty Republicans have utterly failed to take seriously.
Some Mexicans see the American southwest as land stolen from them, and that attitude is not conducive to assimilation.
To see this attitude at work, consider the CBS report on the Mexican-American War, which concluded with a statement that troubled several historians. Speaking to CBS about that war, Yale historian Amy Greenberg said, “A lot of [American] people live in land that was taken from Mexico in this war and they’re not aware of that.”
For nearly 35 years I have served my country in some fashion. I served in the United States Air Force for thirteen years, then another ten as a military contractor working with the U-2 reconnaissance program at Beale AFB, California. For the remainder I have found myself fighting a losing battle against the ignorance of the American populace. I say losing because I have found that most people would rather accept outright lies than face the truth that their own government has become their worst enemy.
You can’t possibly imagine the sadness, and anger, I feel when I watch the country that I love go down in flames because the people living in it refuse to see what is happening right before their very eyes. Thomas Jefferson was right when he said, “Freedom is lost gradually from an uninterested, uninformed, and uninvolved people…“
For a time I had almost given up as I felt that I had said all that needed to be said and if the people did not want to hear it, then so be it. But then someone suggested I read Ezekiel 33:1-9, which I did. I then realized that God had given me this gift to write in a manner that is both enjoyable and informative, and also the ability to see, somewhat clearly, the problems facing this nation. Call it what you will, but I consider it my calling, or my purpose in life to be that watchman spoken of in Ezekiel, to warn people about what is happening. If they refuse to heed my warnings, then my conscience will be clear when the end of our Republic finally comes.
The following column by the Rabbi was published under “Viewpoint,” for the Southbend Tribune. At the end of the column, is a response from another reader. Take head! BEWARE! (Ed.)
The Jewish story is one of migration. Our American Jewish story is one of receiving safe refuge on this nation’s shores. From our seminal Exodus saga to our waves of aliyah to the land of Israel, we are a people who know the feeling of being expelled and freed, welcomed and rejected. There has been no better example of this part of our history like our coming to the United States. Today in America, we Jews experience the freedom and prosperity most of our ancestors never knew. Our current fortune confronts us with a question: What are we going to do with the freedom we have been given? How will we to channel the prosperity we enjoy?
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration predicted on Sunday that comprehensive (there is that buzz word again) legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4.
I am still waiting for these mental midgets to define for me “COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM”.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he anticipates as many as 70 of the 100 senators will vote for the measure heading to the full Senate on June 10. Even if it passes there, the proposal faces tough prospects in the Republican-led House, where lawmakers are at work on their own piecemeal approach that could stall a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in this country illegally, (read that more like 20-30 million).
“We are moving forward because we believe in a bipartisan way this is so vital for America, and we’ll have a good bill,” Schumer said, pledging to allow colleagues to amend the legislation,(I SUPPOSE YOU WILL THROW IN THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE as an added incentive huh Chucky?)
It’s Cloward-Piven on steroids.
Illegal immigrant and mother of seven, Marita Nelson, receives $240 in food stamps, monthly medications, $700 in Social Security and a housing allowance. She entered the US by swimming the Rio Grande and has been on government assistance for 20 years.
No doubt, an Obama supporter…
Now she’s on a crusade to help other illegals sign up for their free stuff.
For the record… The Obama administration is paying recruiters to sign up more people on food stamps.
“I regard the reduction in government spending one of the most important issues in this campaign.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, October 19, 1932
“Today, I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.” – Barack H. Obama, February 23, 2009
The promises of both men were hollow and both lied to pander to the masses for political gain. Both expanded government and the cost of government, exponentially. Both of these men trashed the Constitution. One of them is still trashing it.
To millions of Americans, FDR was their hero and nothing anyone could say could alter that belief. His dissenters were relegated to small paragraphs in the history books and long forgotten. But with Obama’s rise to power and the similarities between Obama and FDR in ideology and method, FDR’s dissenters are being revisited. One such dissenter was author and columnist for the Saturday Evening Post by the name of Garet Garrett. In 1938 Garrett wrote a treatise on FDR entitled “The Revolution Was” that has been dug up from the archives and republished from time to time. The treatise was historically enlightening on the one hand, but deeply unsettling on the other. We highly recommend that our readers assimilate the treatise to get a better understanding of what happened during the exalted reign of FDR. Many have said that only his death saved America from FDR becoming His Majesty King Roosevelt.
The biblical prophesy concerning the ancient city of Damascus, Syria may be about to unfold very shortly. This prophesy is found in Isaiah 17:1, where it states, “Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap“. In Isaiah 17:14 this prophesy is further defined where it states, “And behold at eveningtide trouble, and before morning it is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us“.
What is interesting about this ancient prophesy is that not only will Damascus, Syria be utterly destroyed, but it will happen in just one night, and Damascus will never be habitable again, let alone ever be rebuilt. Hal Lindsey, author of, “The Late, Great Planet Earth“, points out in his weekly TV broadcast that over history, many cities have been utterly destroyed — but not that fast.
Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end. ~ Neal H. Ross