Category Archives: Michael Gaddy

Gaddy: Paradise Regained….Well Almost!

gaddyIf there is one thing that has grown predictable, it is elections. No matter the political climate it seems that every few years the voters in this country watch candidates for public office spend unimaginable sums of money which leads to replacing National Socialists (R’s) with Marxist Socialists (D’s) or vice versa.

“A man is no less a slave because he gets to pick a new master once in a term of years.” ~ Lysander Spooner

It has been most interesting this past week to read and listen to various political pundits as they explain how our government will change for the better now that the R’s control both houses of Congress. Some even went so far as to speculate about the R’s regaining the White House in 16.

If the Republicans were to proceed according to the beliefs of millions who unconsciously push the button or fill in the circle next to anyone with an “R” next to their name, there would be some radical changes taking place in the not so distant future. Continue reading

Gaddy: Swearing an Oath to the Constitution and How It Works

“Tis not the many oaths that makes the truth, but the plain single vow that is vow’d true.” ~ William Shakespeare,  All’sWell That Ends Well

flaming_constitution_web_67Without a doubt, the most overlooked and abused object during an election season is the Oath of Office. When was the last time you heard the Oath to uphold and defend our Constitution and Bill of Rights mentioned in a political debate; on the evening news or by any of the so-called pundits in the media?

In today’s world, one must exhibit their ability to perform the job they have applied for, usually in the form of a test or examination; a driver’s license; a teaching certification; license to practice medicine; contractor’s license; POST certification; a concealed carry permit and many more. All these require a working knowledge of the job they have applied for or are being employed to do and some form of examination or test to demonstrate knowledge and application of the principals involved. Yet, for the literally hundreds of thousands of politicians, public officials, law enforcement personnel and government bureaucrats, there is no examination given on what is the most important and sometimes the only requirements of their jobs. Continue reading

Gaddy: “Delegata Potestas Non Potest Delegari

“A delegated power cannot itself be delegated” ~ Anglo-Saxon legal maxim.

gaddyHow did we get to this point in history; our country is hopelessly in debt and that debt is getting larger every day; more and more laws and regulations are passed, not to protect our rights, but to take them away; we spend more and more money on education, yet, our children are less and less prepared to make a living and most are driven by emotions instead of intellect; we are engaged in multiple wars against multiple inanimate objects (terror, poverty, drugs, crime etc.) requiring more and more money, but the enemies the wars are fought to eradicate continue to increase exponentially; the wars that are allegedly fought to secure our freedom requires more and more draconian laws that take our freedoms instead of protecting them; our country’s true history is forgotten or intentionally distorted to support a purely socialist agenda; we have thousands and thousands more “law enforcement” officers now than we had “peace officers” when I was young, yet, we have more laws, more crime and less peace. Continue reading

Gaddy: “Tax Farmers”

(Or how the government sponsored hate and hysteria directed at any substance or cause that is not approved and promoted by the government itself is the root of all evil and should be exterminated along with anyone foolish enough to use them.)

docile_taxpayer_01Author’s disclaimer: I am not now, nor have been, the user of drugs, legal or illegal, with the exception of Acetaminophen, over-the-counter allergy relief and the occasional ingestion of caffeine or an adult beverage.

Author’s note: I am also fully cognizant that I live in Bizarro World. Please take that into consideration as I cite as a recent example the claim by a proxy leader of a local group that claims fealty and allegiance to all things constitutional, that a candidate for Sheriff, recently vetted by that group, is “weak” on constitutional issues. This from the same man who recently publicly endorsed a candidate for that same office who has inundated this county with multiple lawsuits alleging repeated violations of the constitutional rights of local citizens and who knowingly hired and promoted a man who had been terminated in another state for violating the constitutional rights of citizens in that state, only to have him perpetrate these same unconstitutional acts on citizens here; So much for being “weak” on the Constitution. Continue reading

Gaddy: Be Afraid; Be Very Afraid

“The whole conspiracy idea is cockeyed. We had orders to obey the head of state. We weren’t a band of criminals meeting in the woods in the dead of night to plan mass murders…” ~ Hermann Goering, 1 May 1946 (Committed suicide to avoid hanging)

John_Russell_Dan_Troop_Lawman_1959“I was given this assignment which I could not refuse–and besides, I did everything possible to treat [the foreign slave laborers] well.” ~ Fritz Saukel, 23 February 1946 (Hanged for crimes against humanity)

“I don’t see how they can fail to recognize a soldier’s obligation to obey orders. That’s the code I’ve live by all my life.” ~ Alfred Jodl, 1 November 1945 (Hanged for crimes committed)

I fully understand why people get very defensive whenever any acts by supposedly good Americans are compared to Hitler and Nazi Germany, but when considering the rapid descent into abject Socialism in this country during the past 12-14 years, could it be time to take the gloves off and realize we seem to be following in the footprints of history? Continue reading

Gaddy: Missouri and Our Second War For Independence

All Silk Regulation Form Army Of Northern Virginia Battleflag C. 1870_webIn Northern Missouri the irregularities of the soldiers – such as taking poultry, pigs, milk, butter, preserves, potatoes, horses, and in fact everything they want; entering and searching houses, and stealing in many cases; committing rapes on the negroes and such like things – the effect has been to make a great many union men inveterate enemies…Then drunkenness is a great curse of officers and men…I can fully substantiate all I have written.” ~ John T.K. Hayward, Unionist and general agent for the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, August 13, 1861 in a letter forwarded to Secretary of War, Simon Cameron as found in War of the Rebellion: A compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Volume 3 page 459 Continue reading

TWO WARS: One of Ideas And Words, The Other of Bullets and Bayonets

“The fact is that there is a serious danger of this country becoming a pluto-democracy; that is, a sham republic with the real government in the hands of a small clique of enormously wealthy men, who speak through their money, and whose influence, even today, radiates to every corner of the United States.” ~ William Gibbs McAdoo (1863-1941)

left_hanging_flag_4This past month I traveled back to my beloved South to enjoy time spent with special friends, new acquaintances and cherished family. While there, a fact my mind has been trying to escape for a couple of decades reasserted itself: the South of my childhood days exists only in the memories of those of us who experienced them.

Where did they go? First of all one must come to grips with the fact that those were moments in time as opposed to a geographic location. Thomas Wolfe said it best in the title of his book: You Can’t Go Home Again.

The natural question then becomes; how did we get here from there? I believe a thorough investigation of the facts and truths of history will show that the battle has always been about the same ideals of Liberty, centralization, subjugation and control. Continue reading

Gaddy: Voting Ourselves and Our Posterity Into Tyranny

“A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.” ~ William Hazlitt

2nd-amendment-cartoonA person, who claims to be a constitutionalist and votes for anyone whom they know has violated the constitution and therefore their sacred oath is like the person who claims to be a teetotaler because they only drink on the weekend.

It is absolutely impossible to support the constitution while at the same time voting for the lesser of evils or one candidate over the other because of party, friendship, personal beliefs, perceived civic duty or any other paradoxical vacillation of the emotional mindset. Continue reading

Gaddy: Lying to Our Children and Ourselves (Parts III & IV)

“The financiers’ motives in the war were not as glorious as the motives of many fine young men when they marched in ranks mowed down at Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Second Cold Harbor, and other such battles. The true object, for which those boys were uncaringly and needlessly sacrificed, was to transform national debt into private control of banking and currency in the United States. ~ John Remington Graham, Blood Money: the Civil War and the Federal Reserve (Emphasis added)

1984_signetThe capitalists and stock gamblers in Europe, by their alliance with the political adventurers of America, carefully planned this war in the interest of despotism and the funding systems. They anticipated every argument, and prepared the public mind for war in advance. During the war they prepared for the debt and continued the war that the debt might reach its present enormous extent.” ~ Henry Clay Dean, Crimes of the Civil War and Curse of the Funding System, Innes and Company, Baltimore, 1868 (Emphasis added)

For decades the people of this country have been told by politicians, bureaucrats, members of the Supreme Court, school teachers, professors and many authors that the cause of the War for Southern Independence was fought to free an oppressed people and to preserve the Union of our forefathers. How surprising it will be to many to learn the real reason for the war is the same reason our country is financially destitute and governed by unconstitutional tyrants, all the while simultaneously involved in empire building around the world which steadily adds to our overwhelming indebtedness.

Every war this country has entered into in my lifetime has been to secure for the international bankers the assets of other countries and increasing the debt of our country using our military as the means of procurement; all the while lining their pockets with untold wealth while pushing this country farther and farther into financial and moral bankruptcy. Continue reading

Gaddy: Lying to Our Children and Ourselves (Parts I & II)

Author’s note: All too many Americans accept the unconstitutional tyrannical government we have today, including the waging of unconstitutional wars, all of which saw its genesis in Abraham Lincoln and his Republican Party minions. This is blindly accepted because somehow it was/is seen as a fair trade off for freeing an oppressed race of people. Nothing could be more historically false.

01_lincoln_pub_collMr. Pendleton, if the Republicans lose their little war; they’re voted out in the next election and they return to their homes in New York, or Massachusetts or Illinois, fat with their war profits; if we lose, we lose our country, we lose our independence, we lose it all.  ~ General Thomas Jonathan Jackson (Stonewall) 1862.

At some point in late 1862, the Abraham Lincoln led republican administration realized that their unconstitutional, immoral war perpetrated on the people of the South was generating a tremendous loss of life and property and at some point history would demand an explanation for what could only be considered treason. They also realized that should they lose this war there would certainly be legal repercussions for their blatant disregard for the limits of the Constitution. Lincoln, after all, had ordered up an Army of 75,000 soldiers to invade citizens of his own country. Continue reading

Gaddy: The Supremacy Clause and Nullification

If there were any seeds in this constitution that might, one day produce a consolidation, it would be, sir, with me, be an insuperable objection, I am so perfectly convinced so extensive a country as this can never be managed by one consolidated government… if the state governments vanish, the general government must vanish also… The state governments can put a veto, at any time, on the general government, by ceasing to continue the executive power.” ~ William Richardson Davie, North Carolina Ratification Convention, 1788

US-Constitution[The constitution] was framed upon truly republican principles; and that, and as it is expressly designed to provide for the common protection and general welfare of the United States, it must be utterly repugnant to this constitution to subvert the state governments, or oppress the people.” ~ Alexander Hamilton, New York State Ratification Convention, 1788

It is absolutely imperative that in order to gain an understanding of the founders intent as to the meaning of the Constitution, one must know the difference between our Constitution as ratified and our constitution as interpreted by members of the general government itself, their willing dupes and useful idiots. Continue reading

Gaddy: Constitution Corner 05/22/2014

“The State Declarations of Rights are not repealed by this Constitution; and being in force are sufficient…” ~ Roger Sherman, Judge, Member of Continental Congress and distinguished member of the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

US-ConstitutionThere exists in our country a large number who believe that our Constitution came complete with a Bill of Rights attached. To not understand the process that brought us that Bill of Rights is to be ignorant of much of the meaning of our Constitution and the history of the founding era.

There were only four members of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 who pressed for the addition of a Bill of Rights. Many felt it was unnecessary and from the quote of Roger Sherman above we could understand their reasoning. Continue reading

Gaddy: Understanding Our Constitution and Bill of Rights

“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

us-constitutionAnyone who believes that all is required for a full understanding of our Constitution and Bill of Rights is to take the very short time required to read them will find themselves in quite a quandary. Trying to reconcile what they have read with what someone selling DVD’s and books states, as well as what is declared gospel by someone wearing a black robe, will prove difficult. Of course these black robed oracles are collecting monies and benefits from dollars stolen from those they must steer and incorporate into their employer’s agenda. Continue reading

Gaddy: Governance By Conjecture and Speculation

gaddyRecently, I found myself embroiled in a lively debate concerning private property rights versus the powers of government as it pertains to the “common good” or what boils down to government protecting people from their neighbors and the uncertainties of nature. I remain amazed at the belief by many that a group of people acting as a branch of government somehow collectively possess celestial abilities unobtainable by mere individuals acting alone in pursuance of their individual rights.

To that end I believe it is absolutely mandatory that everyone understand that government at any level can only exert power over others by first participating in acts that if perpetrated by private individuals would constitute a crime. I speak specifically of extortion and robbery, which if done by government is by necessity referred to in a much more mentally palatable term: taxation. Yes, that is correct; governments could not perform any function whatsoever without the use of other people’s money or OPM. Continue reading

Gaddy: Illegal Immigration Or Invasion

Of course the “Libertarian” website I was writing for at the time chose not to publish but in the light of recent revelations such as those I sent out yesterday perhaps this piece deserves another look-see. (M.G.)

Stop_Illegal_Immigration_foIn the month of April I traveled to the Arizona border and worked as a volunteer with the Minuteman Project. Upon returning I wrote an article that appeared at LRC. For several days that followed I received many emails, including fellow writers at LRC who took issue with my stance on protecting our borders. I understand the issue this raises with those who believe in the open border policy advocated by many Libertarians. My question is: can we live with the theory of open borders when obviously what we are experiencing is not people immigrating for a better way of life, but an invasion?

The one question that I never received an answer to from all those who wrote me in opposition to my position was: with the current open border policy and the welfare state how do we protect the private property of not only those who live on the U.S. side of the border, but others whose private property is being destroyed by the criminal element that constantly flows across our porous borders? Continue reading

Gaddy: The Rest of The Story

The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.” ~ Article IV Section II, US Constitution.

flaming_constitutionRecently, Constitution instructor Michael Badnarik responded to a reader’s inquiry concerning the Constitution of the state of Nevada and how it relates to the recent events in that state with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and rancher Cliven Bundy. Badnarik very adroitly challenges the blatant dichotomy found in Section 2 of that document. I list them separately below for obvious reasons.

“All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security and benefit of the people; and they have the right to alter or reform the same whenever the public good may require it. Continue reading

GADDY: Dancing With The Supremes

“The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working underground to undermine our Constitution from a co-ordinate of a general and special government to a general supreme one alone. This will lay all things at their feet. … I will say, that “against this every man should raise his voice,” and, more, should uplift his arm …” ~ Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Thomas Ritchie, Sept. 1820

Supreme Court Bobbleheads

Bobble-Headed Idiots!

Well, it would appear that ignorance of our Constitution and the intent of the Framers of that document has reached an all-time high. The majority of responses coming from the species Ignoramus Americanus, especially in dealing with the Nazi like actions of the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada, directed against rancher Cliven Bundy, is that the Federal Courts have “so ruled” in one manner or another and therefore their decisions preclude and overrule any Natural or Common rights Mr. Bundy and by default “we the people” might have. Continue reading

If you can’t see the similarities…

…In this excerpt from the book “They thought they were free. The Germans, 1933-45” and the circumstances and political happenings in this country over the past few decades, please go back to sleep!!! (M.G.)

But Then It Was Too Late

by Milton Mayer

Obamaolf“What no one seemed to notice,” said a colleague of mine, a philologist, “was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people. Just think how very wide this gap was to begin with, here in Germany. And it became always wider. You know, it doesn’t make people close to their government to be told that this is a people’s government, a true democracy, or to be enrolled in civilian defense, or even to vote. All this has little, really nothing, to do with knowing one is governing.

“What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, (Insert your favorite politician here; Bush and/or Obama, both are applicable) their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it. Continue reading

GADDY: Embracing the 2nd and Destroying the 4th

“The Fourth Amendment and the rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable government intrusion.” ~ Potter Stewart

ross_guns-1With the coming of each election cycle, it seems most folks choose their favorite issue on which to stand and also use that issue as a barometer for the politicians they support. Possibly the most dangerous thing to Liberty, other than government itself, is the one issue voter.

The last election here in Colorado brought into office a group of politicians who thought the climate was right to attack the Second Amendment. The terribly flawed false flag that was the Aurora shooting would be their catalyst to introduce, promote and pass draconian pieces of legislation. Possibly never before in the history of the state of Colorado has the ignorance of those chosen to public office been more palpable and in full view for all the country to see. Continue reading

Gaddy: It Is All Relatively Simple

“All lawful authority, legislative and executive, originates from the people.” ~ James Burgh

“Life, liberty and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” ~ Frederic Bastiat

bill_of_rights_02It is no small wonder that our Constitution and Bill of Rights are so greatly misunderstood in this era of the dominance of the Public Fool System and the almost complete lack of intelligent discourse on the subject by the majority of Americans.

The questions abound: Is it a “living document” or is it a dead letter? Is it outdated and in severe need of being amended or is it still relevant in our electronic age? Most of these questions and statements emanate from either a misunderstanding of the meaning of words or a complete ignorance of the intent of the majority of our founders and the state delegates who voted to ratify. Continue reading

What More Proof Do You Need? Government Is All About Force!

scalia“I am afraid I cannot be of much help with your problem, principally because I cannot imagine that such a question could ever reach the Supreme Court. To begin with, the answer is clear. If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede. (Hence, in the Pledge of Allegiance, “one Nation, indivisible.”) Secondly, I find it difficult to envision who the parties to this lawsuit might be. Is the State suing the United States for a declaratory judgment? But the United States cannot be sued without its consent, and it has not consented to this sort of suit.

I am sure that poetic license can overcome all that — but you do not need legal advice for that. Good luck with your screenplay.” ~ US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in a letter to Dan Turkewitz, playwright, 2006 Continue reading

Jefferson Or Hitler: Whose Plan Are We Following?

barack-obama-adolf-hitlerWhen James Madison left New York for Philadelphia on May 2nd 1787, he carried with him, not the proposed amendments to the Articles of Confederation which was the mandate of the convention but an entirely new idea for a constitution that would make the “National” government supreme with the states nothing but subdivisions of the central government structure. His proposal would grant the national government veto power over all state laws. Madison’s plan was totally contrary to the results of the recent war with England which gave primary power to the states with the central government only allowed the powers the states saw fit to provide. Madison’s plan called for a consolidated union that would virtually annihilate the states. The states would only be maintained as long as they could be “subordinately useful.”

In opposition to this proposed form of government, New York delegate John Lansing would most astutely observe that the states would never have consented to select delegates to attend a convention that would lead to their destruction. Continue reading

The Forgotten Link In the War of Northern Aggression

“I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.” ~ Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, Monday 4 March, 1861

Cherokee Stand Watie

Cherokee Stand Watie

The great debate on whether the so-called Civil War was fought to free an enslaved people or to collect an oppressive, confiscatory tariff will continue as long as there are people who seek to justify the destruction of the South and the deaths of over 700,000 Americans in order to cover for an avoidable, unnecessary war in which the principle of “consent of the governed” was destroyed and became instead mere words on parchment.

Almost totally forgotten are the American Indians and their role of resistance in this great crime against humanity, initiated and managed by a man who very possibly violated our Constitution more than any other president in our history.

This [Lincoln’s] amazing disregard for the Constitution was considered by nobody as legal. One man was the government of the United States,” wrote historian Clinton Rossiter, who also referred to Lincoln as a “great dictator.” Continue reading

Gaddy: The Wrong Road Home

“We all want progress, but if you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” ~ C.S. Lewis

devil_06For the past several decades I have become more and more confused by those who believe the road to constitutional, smaller, less intrusive government is the one traveled by the lesser of two Socialists. I have heard all the ridiculous arguments: a vote for a constitutionalist is a vote for a Democrat and voting for a constitutionalist is a wasted vote. Are we to believe standing behind the principles of the Constitution are somehow to be cast aside in the hopes of political victory by a “lesser” Socialist.

The quest for power by both political parties has led us to the point that we have at least one very expensive, bureaucratic federal agency promoting and/or protecting all ten planks of the Communist Manifesto. Every president since Richard Nixon has signed an executive order in support of the United Nations and Agenda 21. We are currently headed for a 20 trillion dollar national debt, and that of course is not counting a myriad of unfunded mandates with a militarized police force for dessert. Continue reading

Gaddy: Escaping The Political Matrix

“The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.” ~ Morpheus

gaddyAlmost every day there is an email in my inbox that says in some form or another: “OK, I see what the problem is but how do we fix it?” Many are asking the question to which they really don’t want an answer, especially if they have not gained the foresight and courage to escape the political matrix.

The political matrix is where people whose brain tells them something is terribly wrong but whose emotions will not allow them to face the reality that by continually voting for the lesser of two tyrants, they themselves, just as much as the liberals, are responsible for the looming economic and political tsunami that is bearing down on this country.

There are several reactions to fear. While the most dangerous is full scale panic, almost equally dangerous is denial. Denying one’s political proclivities are responsible for the danger they have placed themselves and others in is highly preferred to facing the truth. Continue reading

Why Students Take Instruments of Violence to School

“The thesis I venture to submit to you is as follows: That during the past forty or fifty years those who are responsible for education have progressively removed from the curriculum of studies the Western culture which produced the modern democratic state; That the schools and colleges have, therefore, been sending out into the world men who no longer understand the creative principle of the society in which they must live; That deprived of their cultural tradition, the newly educated Western men no longer possess in the form and substance of their own minds and spirits and ideas, the premises, the rationale, the logic, the method, the values of the deposited wisdom which are the genius of the development of Western civilization; That the prevailing education is destined, if it continues, to destroy Western civilization and is in fact destroying it.

I realize quite well that this thesis constitutes a sweeping indictment of modern education. But I believe the indictment is justified and here is a prima facie case for entering this indictment.” ~ Walter Lippmann, speaking before the Association for the Advancement of Science, December 29, 1940

lippmannwalterSo, some 74 years ago, Walter Lippmann had the foresight to see and the courage to put into words what so-called progressives were doing to children in the American gulag we call Public Education; there was being sent out into the world people who no longer understood the “creative principle of society.” When you look at the steadily increasing number of students who feel somehow compelled to bring a weapon to school, you are seeing what this dreadful concept and the socialists who scream for more of your money to complete their task of destroying our children has wrought.

Locally, we have designated millions of dollars to provide a nicer container for this abject failure. Crap is crap regardless of what the box it comes in looks like or how many athletic fields it has. Continue reading

Gaddy: Round and Round We Go

“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” ~ Haruki Murakami

gaddyThe great circle of political madness has resumed; a president, in his last term of office is being attacked by political opponents and members of the media. While these attacks are by no means unwarranted, they are preplanned and will see increasing intensity until Election Day 2016.

The content of these attacks is not aimed at influencing the hard core supporters of the opposing political party, instead they are aimed at the people who actually determine most legal elections, at least those not controlled by electronic voting machines: the great undecided.

Political party hacks and rabid supporters are faithful to a fault. The Republican Party worshippers would support a reincarnated Adolf Hitler if he gained the party nomination. They would also support the construction of new gas chambers if the hated Muslims were to be the subject of “a final solution,” conveniently forgiving and forgetting members of the Republican party hierarchy who have facilitated and supported militant Muslims over the past 4 decades. Continue reading

Morally and Intellectually Bankrupt

“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” ~ H.L. Mencken

gaddyWe have two major political parties in our country today, one’s great claim to fame is they are unabashedly Socialist and have found nothing in Marx’s political philosophies with which they do not agree. Unfortunately, the other major political party is now reduced to simply claiming they are not the other party. They also claim that even though they have supported and voted for the same socialist policies of the other party, it was all just a simple “mistake” and for that they should not be held accountable.

We are also supposed to overlook as a minor distraction the fact this party has resorted to a litany of illegal and immoral attacks on any candidate in their party who claims to adhere to the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The past two presidential elections provide a plethora of evidence to support this statement. In fact, at breakfast just a couple of days ago, one of the party faithful claimed the Constitution does not matter and if those of us who clamor for Liberty don’t shut up and get in line behind the Republican Party’s chosen candidate, we will end up electing Democrats.  Continue reading

Gaddy: Repeal These First, Before We Add More

We don't need no steenkin' new Constitution...

We don’t need no steenkin’ new Constitution…

There is a growing movement in our country to have a new Constitutional Convention in which acting in accordance with Article V of our Constitution we add amendments to that governing document. This should be done, we are told, in order to force those we elect to office to abide by their sacred oaths “to uphold and defend.” The very basic fact we have been reelecting those who don’t abide by those constitutional mandates in large numbers—in election after election—seems to be lost on the masses.

I would propose that instead of adding more amendments we actually look at repealing several that have led to the decline of our country and its overwhelming indebtedness. While I would offer the 14th, 16th and 17th as prime candidates for repeal, I believe we should start first with the 14th; an amendment that was never properly ratified and several of the states that did vote to ratify did so under threat and coercion. Also, the actual citizens of those several states had no representation in the state legislatures that voted to amend. Continue reading

Gaddy: Exploding Flawed Political Concepts

gaddyWell, the season has arrived. Right along with Christmas season comes the arrival of politicians preparing for the next election, just a little less than a year away. Surveys will go out; meet and greets will occur and as the weather begins to heat up come spring so will the various campaigns. Political concepts are being bandied about as I write; most of them terribly flawed.

Heard this past weekend by a former state legislator, one who will certainly be in the hunt to reclaim his lost seat, was the comment: “Well, after the primary, I will be in full support of whoever wins.” This concept is flawed on so many points I’m not sure where to start. First off the author of this comment is saying, in effect, “I don’t care what this candidate’s agenda is or whether he/she has a clue as to the meaning of constitutional governance, I will be working hard to get them elected.” Is this blind faith in a particular political party or is this person simply saying, “I’m not intelligent enough or knowledgeable enough to choose candidates on my own so I will let other voters and my political party do that for me.” The failed concept here is this person is himself running for office. If he is elected, whom will he choose to think for him then? He has already stated nothing he does is based on our Constitution, which is the primary object that all elected and most appointed officials take a sacred oath to uphold and defend. And we ask: how did we get in this mess? Continue reading

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