Posts Tagged ‘Liberty’

It seems some of my friends (?) question my patriotism and support of law enforcement because I number 1, question the arming of small municipal police departments with military armor and weapons and 2, the increase of warrant less searches and no knock raids.

As far as my patriotism goes, I served my 22 years and honor my oath to this day. I would ask these friends to consider and answer this.

On 9/11 2001, we were attacked by 19 hijackers who flew planes into the WTC, Pentagon and were stopped by the passengers from striking their target with a fourth plane. This attack caused us to respond with a never ending war on terror during which we have sent troops and/or bombed Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and now Syria. We have intervened and aided the executions of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gadaffi and have our sights in hastening the ousting of Assad in Syria. That’s over a decade of bombing, drones, missiles and troops around the world in response to the attacks on 9/11. Question:

Do you not think that others, angered by our attacks are not joining networks or forming new groups that seek retribution in response to our attacks on their land or revenge for the thousands of dead civilians tragically killed in these raids??? Honestly???

Remember that crazy old coot that y’all made fun of as he talked of bubbles, treating drug abuse as an illness instead of prosecuting a war on our citizens and leading the world in numbers per capita that are incarcerated and, what was that other thing he warned us of………oh yeah, I remember.

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An Association

Posted: December 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Say your neighborhood formed an association and you joined it with the association having the delegated power to negotiate snow plowing and trash pick up.
The person elected set a house in a neighboring association on fire and declared that no persons from that association could travel through yours.
He also agreed to use his pal for snow plowing for 5 times the going rate.
Upset at these actions, which were never within the powers that you agreed to give the elected leader, you decide to leave.
The next morning, you find a note on your door stating that you have no right to break from the association and leave. All of a sudden gunshots ring out. Your neighbors are shooting at you. They hit your child and kill your wife and then the set fire to your garage.
You cry out that you give up and that you’ll come back to the association. They stop shooting but patrol your yard armed to the teeth.
You are told that you must apply to be admitted to the association and that there will be certain penalties that will apply only to you.
You ask, why do I have to apply for admittance when you killed my wife and child because I had no right to leave?
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Any questions Johnny Reb? Ridiculous ain’t it?
I didn’t even tell you about the marble statue built with your money in honor of that association leader.

Well, here we go again. Our Peace President is ready to bomb Syria in submission. They have crossed a red line that he told them not to, but recanted and said that the world drew the red line. So he wants to send a couple hundred Tomahawk TLAMs in there at $1.5 million each to do just what? We don’t know. Even as he makes his case to congress, he does not know. To punish Assad for using chemical weapons on his people, I guess. He must be punished, or is it a shot across the bow?

Think back to Libya. The unconstitutional intervention at that time was to take out their Air Force, artillery and provide air support for the civilian rebels that were getting slaughtered. It was definitely not for regime change. But then we bombed every palace, house, tent and tree that we thought Ghaddafi was possibly hiding in. We all remember the gripping scene as they dragged him from that culvert, beating and kicking him before blowing his head off. Humanitarian missions don’t all end good you know.

Well, lets get back to the red line. Two days before this chemical attack, UN Weapons Inspectors arrived in Syria. They were there to investigate a previous chemical attack in March. The Russians and the UN say that the evidence points to the rebels being behind that attack.
Hold the phone! I thought John Kerry said that there were no questions. This is certainly enough for me to hold off a missile attack on a sovereign nation. Russia has provided the United States with other intelligence that points to the rebels. In the spirit of the reset, we have discarded that intelligence at the same time, refusing to share any of our intelligence with the Russian government. That’s right, as the Russians and Chinese send warships of their own to the area, we refuse to share intelligence that could erase the red line.

Another thing you keep hearing is that the Peace President did not need to go to congress and that he still does not need their approval. Well, he’s right they don’t have to approve; but they Do have to vote and grant that authority! That is the constitution.

Article I
8.11 To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

Article II
2.1 The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.

The framers were all to aware of the bad things that happen when one man is granted sole power to take a nation to war. There was never any intent to grant that power. Congress declares a war and then the Commander in Chief assumes command for executing that war. Very simple.

George Washington said, “The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.” (1793.)

James Madison had this to add, “The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature . . . the executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war.” (1793.)

They were extremely clear as it was discussed in the ratification debates and Madison attempted to relax the people in his writing of the Federalist Papers.

There is nothing in the Syria conflict that effects any part of our national security or our national interests. We have not been attacked or even threatened. This comes down to a manhood contest between Assad and our Narcissist in Chief. He can not be questioned or be seen to be weak or wrong. It is a terrible thing to use chemical weapons on people just as it is to lop off their heads with machetes. But I digress.

Our Peace President keeps telling us of the atrocities of dead civilians, women and children killed and laying under their burial shrouds. They weren’t combatants, they weren’t fighting. They were killed and the Assad regime needs to be held responsible.

Allow me to close with this question. Who will hold our Peace President responsible for the women, children and non-combatants killed by the multitudes of drone strikes he has ordered in countries we are not at war with, nor have we declared hostilities against like Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia?

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Are those women and children any less dead? Their fathers, mothers, siblings any less sad or enraged? Is the killing of civilians in a sovereign nation not against these world norms?

Any military action in Syria will be a blatant act of aggression by our country upon a sovereign nation embroiled in its own civil war. The ordering of such will qualify as High Crimes and misdemeanors and our Peace President should be impeached.

Living in the Land of The Free

Posted: August 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Your medical records are online. Your bank accounts are online and can be accessed through Obamacare. Your mortgages are eventually through Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Student loans are all through the central government. Your phone calls, Internet traffic and emails are all collected and on their way to a beautiful new storage facility in Utah. Next year, all cars must be equipped with black boxes. You must submit to being scanned or felt up to fly. Some knucklehead in Florida proposed a national concealed carry permit which will lead to a national registry and if you let them grant it, then you cannot complain when the central government takes it away (see incorporation doctrine). The proposed immigration reform suggests a national I’d card.

Yes, you’re free. Keep telling yourself that.

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This is not a partisan issue and Ben Franklin’s quote about trading liberty for safety was not foolish. So called conservatives call Snowden a traitor and profess their trust in government. They are ok with this blanket collection of their data if it will keep them safe.

The problem is that it is against the constitution, PERIOD! If a constitutional conservative is ok with this then what is the difference when it comes to government mandated healthcare? It will keep you healthy after all. There is no argument for this. Partisan? No, it is about power. Snowden broke the law and I’m glad he did. I wish he would not have done it in China. There are other ways that he could have done this and maybe jury nullification will come into play here.

I stand by the constitution and this is a blatant violation. Those who are ok with this are not conservative because they seek to preserve nothing. They are willing to trade their liberty and it weakens their arguments against other unconstitutional acts. For is it only their acceptable trade offs that are ok?

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

” ~ Patrick Henry

The clips from the Staten Island town hall meeting was sad. FEMA? Warned everyone about them before. Exactly why the central govt. does not need to be involved. FEMA should be shut down and the states need to take care of themselves.

One angry individual stated that he had no power or water and no home. He said that he was the middle class and he was being screwed. You are correct sir; you are being screwed. The same as the tornado victims, wildfire victims, Katrina and BP victims. No worse, just screwed.

Screwed by a federal government who has taken the mantle of disaster relief and runs it as efficiently as the Post Office, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the TSA and very soon your health care. Do you see what you have to look forward to?

Now, a Marxist leaning president has been elected on class warfare. Surely he wasn’t elected for not closing GTMO, not passing a budget, not ending the wars. Not by leading, but from the golf course and vacation playgrounds. He was elected by a party who had abortion on demand as a party plank, a nonexistent war on women and promises to tax the rich to pay their fair share.

Yes, elections have their consequences and now you must deal with it. Right before the election, Obama donned the presidential FEMA jacket and promised y’all that you were not alone. He is in this with you, all the way, 100% until the end. So, welcome to the Oligarchy my friends and if you still have no FEMA relief before Christmas; you can call good ole Barack.

The area code will be 808 and he will be there for about four weeks on a $4 Million Dollar TAXPAYER funded vacation while you await your promised aid and listen to how mold and flooding aren’t covered and your homes are not really that bad. Submit your paperwork and get in line.

Or you can join a drum circle, grab a bullhorn and take to the streets. You see, this IS what democracy looks like.

Let an old Chief get a couple questions in.

Mittner Romney: Please explain why you would have supported the NDAA and why your VP pick voted for it?

Dear Leader: Stop smirking and tell me why you are fighting a judges injunction against the detainment of US citizens without trial, evidence or charge?

Please Dear Leader, focus. I’ll give you an easier question:

Please explain to the American people what convinced you that Anwar al Awlaki’s teenage son, a U.S. citizen who was born in Denver in 1995, and his 17-year-old Yemeni cousin were such a threat to our safety that you targeted them for assassination by a predator drone strike into a sovereign country that also left nine other people dead in southeastern Yemen.

Governor: Does your increased DOD Budget include monies that will be borrowed from China to finance your own assassination list or does that not pass your litmus test?

You know what? Both y’all bother me. You sit there sweating these easy questions because neither one of you understand the Constitution, as ratified.

Y’all are dismissed.

Where to go from here…… Hopefully people have taken some time to breathe and are now ready to calmly consider the best way forward. There are different paths laid out before us and thoughts on how to proceed and the question is routinely asked, what is the best way forward? Let’s try to figure this one out by looking at obamacare and what has been done thus far.

Barack Hussein Obama was swept into office on a campaign of platitudes, hope and change. Immediately he began his quest to implement a national healthcare program which eventually was jammed through as the Affordable Care Act. The people grew restless and the Tea Party was born. Small, then large groups began organizing protests against higher taxes, out of control spending and a central government that has long ago grown out of control.

As people organized the Secretary of Homeland Security released a report warning against certain groups as possible threats to our security and that law enforcement organizations should be aware of. These groups included veterans, liberty groups and so called right wing bloggers among others. The Tea Party grew and became a force prior to the 2010 midterm elections. A couple of national groups coalesced and endorsed certain candidates and local groups worked effortlessly to organize tax day protests and vetting local candidates.

Sounds good so far, right? The candidates vowed a return to smaller government, responsible spending limits and above all doing everything in their power to rid the country of the monstrosity that was jammed through with middle of the night votes and every procedural trick in the book. Michelle Bachmann proclaimed herself a leader of the Tea Party Coalition and in her words, led tens of thousands to D.C. to protest the passing of obamacare. She and others loudly promised that they would take back control of the House of Representatives and do everything in their power to stop the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They would bring forth repeal legislation and when that failed, they would completely starve the law by defunding it.

So, that was the plan and while believing patriots went about organizing more protests and attending town hall meetings to voice their displeasure, a new political power began to flex its muscles. The 2010 elections resulted in landslide wins for the new class or “Constitutional Conservative Republicans”. The problem is that while they surfed into D.C. on a wave of Tea Party support; they quickly ditched their boards on the beach.

Quickly the Patriot Act was not only extended, it was expanded with overwhelming support. Obamacare was not defunded as promised, a debt ceiling increase was passed to avoid a government shutdown and jeopardize the political future of those who refused to budge until some financial responsibility was exercised.
The NDAA was passed with a new executive power that enables the President to issue an order to have an American citizen swooped into custody and detained indefinitely at an undisclosed location, without charge, evidence or warrant.
CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, was passed. I guess it was more palatable a name than SOPA, or maybe they figured we wouldn’t notice.

An American citizen had a drone tasked to dump a hellfire missile on his head in Yemen, killing him instead of arresting him and getting useful intelligence. His 16 year old son, who was born in Denver, was killed in a second drone attack two weeks later.

Obama sent fighter jets to bomb Libya without consenting anyone but the U.N., appointed people to the fill positions on the NLRB while congress was not in recess and instructed his DOJ to stop enforcing immigration laws. High Crimes and Misdemeanors? I would say so, but there was not a peep from those who so proudly took part in reading the Constitution on the floor of the House during the opening of their session of congress. Now, the chief justice, from upon high has declared that the penalty under the ACA is not a penalty but is in fact a tax. The mental gymnastics being performed to either make sense of this ruling or to identify some kind of silver lining in this nonsensical ruling would be better served until the end of the month in London. Surely, the pundits on both sides would garner a gold medal for the monumental twisting of logic that has accompanied this ruling.

Some banked on the election and with few exceptions, not much has changed. They waited on the 9 oracles to issue their edict and were disappointed when the ACA was declared constitutional as well as a whole new taxing power has been set in precedent. You may now be directly, and punitively taxed for failure to engage in commerce. This Pandora’s Box boggles the mind.

I’m sorry, but you failed to buy energy efficient windows so there is a tax you owe us and what kind of car was that you drive again? How far do you live from your job? This could give way to a plethora of green energy taxes that will make passage of the Green Energy Bill a waste of time.

So, what is the best way forward now? Thomas Jefferson gave us the answers in 1798 when he penned the Kentucky Resolutions: “Resolved, That the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government . . . . and that whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force. . . . that the government created by this compact [the Constitution for the United States] was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; . . . . that this would be to surrender the form of government we have chosen, and live under one deriving its powers from its own will, and not from our authority; . . . and that the co-States, recurring to their natural right in cases not made federal, will concur in declaring these acts void, and of no force, and will each take measures of its own for providing that neither these acts, nor any others of the General Government not plainly and intentionally authorised by the Constitution, shall be exercised within their respective territories.”

As Jefferson wrote in the Kentucky Resolutions and James Madison in the Virginia Resolutions as well as his Report of 1800, the States must now act in the manner which they are duly elected by the sovereign citizens to act.

I choose not to wait on a new wave of Republicans to surf into D.C. another wave of anti-Obama sentiment with promises to repeal anything. Nor do I wish to fall in behind their rallying cry of “Repeal and Replace.” Replace? How about repeal and butt the hell out? Romney has recently stated that, “Of course we don’t want to repeal the entire ACA, there are some parts we love. We’ll keep those and replace the rest with my plan”. A far cry from granting 50 waivers to the states on day one and repealing obamacare.

No sir, I choose the way of our founders. I choose to lead efforts in my State to Nullify the ACA.

Resolved, that this State finds no authority under Article I Sect. 8 any enumerated power for the central government to establish a national health care program, demand participation in, purchase of or rendering taxes to any of it.

Also Resolved, that this sovereign citizen will not rest, surrender or stop fighting until this new brand of tyranny is removed from the backs of my children. Nullification is the “rightful remedy” and our best, most proactive course of action. We cannot afford to bank our futures on the federal government surrendering power that they have granted themselves. Contact your state chapter of the Tenth Amendment Center and find out how you can help.

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Ronmey’s Campaign Joke

Posted: July 17, 2012 in Uncategorized
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The Romney campaign is a joke. I could get out there and beat Obama. A high school kid should be able to with today’s economy.

Talk about felons, what about his Choom gang and cocaine use?

Talk about outsourcing jobs, what about his jobs czar and GE?

Talk about integrity, what about his oath and failure to NOT enforce the laws?

What about not enforcing DOMA, immigration laws or allowing states to clear voter rolls of known illegal immigrants? Hint: you only get on the voter rolls by….VOTING.

Talk about hollow promises, what about his pledge to have no lobbyists on his staff, cut the deficit in half, keep unemployment below 8%, take a scalpel to the budget line by line, cut wasteful or duplicate departments.

Talk about his committing our military to intervening in another country’s civil war? Peace President? What about drone strikes on American citizens without trial? What about a drone strike against a 16 year old kid? What about all the other people who die in a building during a drone strike? What about his assassination list and approvals?

NDAA? CISPA? Executive Orders out of your rear end. How about talking about people not really building their business? Law of the Sea and Small Arms Treaties? Disclose Act?

Talk about jobs, what about the gulf drilling moratorium in violation of a federal judges’ court order? What about loaning billions to other countries to drill in the same water? What about the Keystone pipeline?

Patriotism? How about explaining your absence during D-Day memorial services for the last three years?

Talk about felons, what about his Choom gang and your cocaine use?

Talk about outsourcing jobs, what about his jobs czar and GE and all the stimulus money sent overseas for their green jobs?

Talk about disclosing tax returns, how about disclosing the fast and furious documents, college transcripts, SSN discrepancy? what about your own Treasury Secretary and his turbo tax returns?

Talk about integrity, what about his oath and failure to NOT enforce the laws? What about not enforcing DOMA, immigration laws or allowing states to clear voter rolls of known illegal immigrants? Hint: you only get on the voter rolls by….VOTING.

Talk about hollow promises, what about his pledge to have no lobbyists on his staff, cut the deficit in half, keep unemployment below 8%, take a scalpel to the budget line by line, cut wasteful or duplicate programs?

These are easy and irrefutable points to be made and what do you hear from Romney?

Crickets, just crickets…..

Turkey has a fighter plane shot down by a Syrian missile defense battery. Do you think that they will respond with military force? Do you wonder if anyone in our central government said that they wished it was one of our F4 Phantoms that was fired upon?

Syria, much like Libya before it is in a civil war. There is a large group of people tired of the oppression of their ruling government and they are killing each other.

We had a President once who thought he knew better and went to war to prevent a bunch of states from withdrawing from the union of states that they had previously sought to join as members.

No country decided who was right and who was wrong and sent troops over here to fight on a side; did they? Is it our place to decide who is right and who is wrong in Libya, or Syria?

Let us say our country arrives at a point where we find ourselves in a civil war.

Say the people of a number of states tire of the tyranny of the central government. They refuse to be threatened with indefinite detention without trial or evidence.

They refuse to live with drones able to conduct 24 hour surveillance without any warrant. No more will they submit to bodily searches by uniformed thugs before they travel or having their mail, phone calls and Internet activities monitored.

A number of states decide that they cannot realistically expect their citizens to be able to pay their state, property and sales taxes needed to maintain the state as well as pay federal taxes for the central govt. to fund programs that support the schooling, food, housing and utility assistance of those who pay no taxes.

These people have decided that they no longer will be told what to eat or drink. They want to decide for themselves how much water to use in the shower and how much water is required to properly clean and flush their toilets. They want to decide for themselves what kind of light bulb to use.

These sovereign citizens grow tired of having to have their vegetables checked by the central government, their meat stamped and their milk illegal to drink fresh.

They no longer want to be restricted from drilling or digging for their own sources of energy. They tire of fields laying fallow because they cannot tap a supply of water that has been designated as US Property.

They grow sick of having no control over the curriculum in a central government run school system that has their children learning less and less every year for more and more money.

They feel that they have the right to ban sharia law in their courtrooms and to allow their citizens to decide if gay marriage should be recognized or not. These people want to decide for themselves if special rights should be allowed to transgendered people or not.

They want the right to raise their children with the religious teachings of their choice.

They feel they should be able to control their own borders and kick those out who break the law entering their state instead of taxing their people to pay for their health care, schooling and social benefits.

They are tired of sending their children to other countries to be the police and fight to force democracy on a people who don’t want it. They would much rather just defend themselves.

They feel their children should learn a second language only if they want to, not because they have to.

So, these people decide to secede from the union that they once asked to join. They feel that the central government has overstepped the authority that it was specifically granted.

Now, I know that this is an unlikely scenario; but do you think China and Russia should send their military assets and troops over here to fight?

On which side?

Do you really think we have any right or responsibility to get involved in Syria?