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Without our ALL Bill of Rights, we are no longer have liberty!
Shared by Jerry.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
In case you aren’t familiar, that’s the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. It goes on to state:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Well now, it seems to me that we are at an impasse with the absurd bunch we have now. There’s another document, one I’m fairly sure those who hold public office at the present time is just as unfamiliar….it’s called the Constitution of The United States, and starts off with an equally important, if not more so, statement:
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.
Neither are very long documents, and could be read in one sitting, if those who actually cared about the nation would bother to do so. In the second document, the powers that are delegated to the federal government, with the consent of the people, and not delegated to the individual states, are laid out in fairly plain language, seven separate articles. It should be quite easy for all those supposedly educated “representatives” to understand. I’m quite baffled as to why they are having such a problem.
Attached to this important document, the laws laid out by our Founders, is a Bill of Rights. The first 10 amendments were called this because those very brilliant men didn’t want any misunderstanding as to what the government could, and could NOT do. They are imperative to our continuance as a free nation! The first has been violated on a regular basis, yet no one seems to notice. Now we have a battle brewing for the second, which states, in plain English:
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.
I don’t know why Congress, and this administration is having such a problem with this one little sentence. It seems pretty cut and dried to me. As Richard Henry Lee stated in 1788:
“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
Could it be stated any more plainly?
How about Patrick Henry, a firebrand, and quite outspoken patriot:
“The great object is that every man be armed.”
Even Alexander Hamilton, who was considered the ‘liberal’ of his day:
“The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, while not perfect, was a brilliant man:
“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”
The recent actions of this Congress, the administration, and several of the states, are in COMPLETE violation of the Constitution. We already have unconstitutional laws on the books, that are not enforced, or completely ignored. Think ‘Fast and Furious’. The proposals of each governmental body, federal, state, or local, are contrary to the intent of the 2nd Amendment. To disarm the population is to leave the citizenry helpless…against tyrants. We have examples of what happens when the government insists on disarming the people. Do we really want to repeat history? I certainly don’t!
No, I do not want any type of weapon in the hands of criminals and crazies, but that is an issue left to the local jurisdiction. Such proposals to limit the rights of law abiding citizens plays well into the hands of criminals. An unarmed becomes the victim. A well trained armed population is a crime fighting militia. There is NO “common sense” to any of the proposed laws of this administration, and it’s lackeys. The ‘we must do something’ mentality is based solely on emotion, and not logic. We are currently being invaded on several sides, not the least of which are criminal cartels. There groups who have quietly been infiltrating our society for the sole purpose of creating a completely different sort of society, one which is completely contrary to our foundings. I, for one, do not wish to be left helpless in the face of such catastrophes, do you? It seems our federal and state governments are pushing for just that scenario.
Guns, Background Checks, and Your Rights
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Harry Reid has a doozy of a gun plan, but President Obama wants to reassure you that it’s just “common sense.”
In a speech Wednesday, Obama said that “opponents of some of these common-sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what’s being proposed and nothing to do with the facts, but feeds into this suspicion about government.”
As Heritage’s David Addington reminds us, America’s founders were the first to have this suspicion of government, and that’s part of the reason why they made certain that the Second Amendment protected our right to keep and bear arms. And as for the facts, the proposals from Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) have major problems.
So, I get the headline….
…then POOF! It vanishes, to be replaced by crazy North Koreans, all decked out in their fancy uniforms, bayonets attached. Lucky for me, I got enough sleep last night, I was able to find the story, from the UK Mail Online no less. Now you DON’T think Obama would allow his minions in the media to tell the truth about this, do you?
The number of Americans living in poverty has spiked to levels not seen since the mid 1960s, classing 20 per cent of the country’s children as poor.
Now, I gotta tell ya, this first paragraph really chaps my hide. Using children? Again? Children don’t have anything to do with the poverty, they are not the ones in poverty, it’s their parents, or caretakers, not the children themselves. Yes, the children do suffer because of Obama’s poverty pimping, but it’s the parents who are responsible for the children, not the government. I really wish they’d get this straight. Kids aren’t able to get jobs, unless they live in Bangladesh or some such place, not in the U.S.
It comes at a time when government spending cuts of $85 billion have kicked in after feuding Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a better plan for addressing the national deficit.
I wonder why everyone fails to mention that the sequestration was Obama’s idea, and the Republicans called his bluff? Hmmmm… And yes, because it’s SO much more important for the Obamas to take their lavish vacations, investigate the sex life and penis size of New Zealand snails, studying algae in the Hawaiian Islands, and the list goes on and on, ad nauseam. do we really need to fund a robotic squirrel? I mean seriously? While our military is no longer being fed breakfast, Congress has no problem funding some of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard of in my life. Oh wait, there was that item when I was a kid in the paper I asked my dad about….”why do we need to find out why salmon swim upstream?” “Hon”, he said, “I have NO idea. That’s just what government does. It wastes our money, for no good reason.” Well, that short conversation taught me a lot. Nothing has changed since then. And THAT was in the 60s.
The cuts will directly affect 50 million Americans living below the poverty income line and reduce their chances of finding work and a better life.
Here’s a thought! How about we put congress on a budget, allow them to only introduce bills affecting ONE item at a time. Absolutely NO amendments that have nothing to do with issue at hand! I mean, wouldn’t that make more sense than for some yahoo in Podunk Michigan to add some ridiculous spending request for a rubber band museum to the all important, and only reason, for Congress to actually exist, the security of the United States of America? It’s too logical, I know. I’m just a foolish ol’ broad who has had to budget household for many years. I know you can’t spend more money than you earn, but then, I’m dealing with my own money. If I was dealing with someone else’s money, I think I would be even more cautious, but that’s just me.
As you read on in the article, you’ll see that it was private charities that did the most to aid people out of poverty, NOT the federal government, even though there are some federally funding involved, which there shouldn’t be at all. A charity is something people give to from their heart. I don’t think there are too many folks who give to the government from the heart. More like they are being robbed blind to fund a government that is tampering into areas they have no business being in!
Since Obama has taken office, this second time around, it’s my understanding the he signs into being an average 67 regulations a day. I might be off a bit, but not by much. Regulations that are putting businesses, well, out of of business. These are mostly small businesses that cannot afford the new regulations, and those self same businesses that employee a large majority of the American people. Now, tell me, if you have a 100 businesses, with an average of 25 employees, and they all have to shut down thanks to the ever increasing absurd regulations, that’s about 2500 people now out of work. Multiply that by thousands, all across the country, and yes, you are going to have families torn apart due to lack of funds to pay their bills, going on food stamps and whatever aid they can get.
The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s when President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the federal government’s so-called War on Poverty.
And so, it began. The Democrats supposedly wanted to life people OUT of poverty, when all they did was drive more in to it, on a regular basis, tearing apart the family unit. The number of out of wedlock births have sky rocketed, increasing the chance that those children will continue the cycle of poverty. In a 2010 study, that found that 29 percent of white children are born to unmarried women, 53 percent of Latinos and 73 percent of black children. Who has the highest unemployment rate in this country right now? I don’t think I need to tell you, you’ve heard it enough. In the urban cities, majority black, and majority run by Democrats, the number of unemployed is astronomical, by anyone’s definition. Why? Well, the policies of the poverty pimps, keep those folks on the plantation so they’ll keep voting for them, thinking they’ll get something for nothing, but that nothing is their self respect, and a lack of compassion for their fellow humans, failing education system, that teaches lies to the kids, convincing them they are owed something, and the churches are the biggest failures in these areas.
The answer to the problem? Well, it’s real simple. First, you get the government out of the way. Second, you put the federal government on a spending diet. The purpose of the federal government is laid out quite clearly in the U.S. Constitution. Anything past that, is unconstitutional. For way too long, our supposed representatives have been using that sacred document to wipe their collective hind ends. THIS MUST STOP….NOW!! Repeal all the absurd regulations that Obama and minions have placed on businesses. Safety, yes, paperwork, NO! KILL that damn ObamaCare crap, which is one of the biggest hindrances to small businesses, you know the ones that do most of the hiring. Get the government out of education! PERIOD! No ifs, and or buts! Removed government from the charity business. That also, is NOT their job. Before Johnson stuck his nose in, and decided the way to get blacks to vote Democrat, black families had problems yes, much discrimination going on, but they were better off than they are by today’s financial, and social, standards.
In order for anything to be accomplished, we must first remove the career politicians, on BOTH sides of the aisle! It will be a long road back to prosperity, but it CAN be done. And for the love of all that’s holy, we are NOT all equal! Some have talents that others don’t but we ALL have, or HAD, the equal opportunity to succeed, or fail, on our own merits. Some will succeed, some will not, but if the opportunity is there, and YOU don’t take it, it’s your own damn fault! And for the love of Pete, kill that damn political correctness crap! It’s destroying this nation in ways even I can’t imagine!
Let’s face a hard cold truth! The POTUS lies….a LOT! Congress lies….a LOT! And sadly, way too many buy into their lies, and the media aids in their lies. It’s way past time to return to the intent of citizen legislators. Serve your term, and go your ass back home to a REAL job and the REAL world!
Dude! Go your sorry a$$ back to Canada! And while you’re at it, you need to get rid of your gun carrying body guard! HYPOCRITE!
I’m sure you’ve noticed I’m VERY lax in my posting lately. I really AM sick! Honest! And lemme tell ya…this seriously sucks. I wanna go home!
Anyway, Publius Huldah has written a rather fascinating piece entitled….
Here’s a little snippet:
In order to write intelligently on our Constitution, one needs to have studied and understood the original source writings of our Framers. No matter what your educational level, if you don’t know what is in our Declaration of Independence and federal Constitution; and if you are not familiar from personal study with The Federalist Papers, The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798, Madison’s Report on the Virginia Resolutions (1799-1800), and Madison’s Notes on Nullification (1834), among other original source writings, then you have no business writing about these issues.
But we are flooded with rubbish about the Constitution put out by law professors, history professors, Ph.Ds. of this or that, Heritage Foundation, those with no academic qualifications, and politicians. And none of them know what they are talking about!
Heritage Foundation, too? sigh… Well, she is the expert, and she doesn’t tolerate fools. She’s right. There are too many talking and teaching about a subject they haven’t even studied in depth. It’s rather sad that a large majority of our so called representatives aren’t familiar with the Founders, their writings, and the intent.
As I’ve told her time and time again, she almost scares me! Heh! The woman is brilliant, and retains the knowledge from everything she has read…photographic memory, don’cha know. Yep, she is one amazing lady! As I told Marsha Blackburn the last time I saw her, she really needs to have P/H go to D.C. and school those folks up there that are screwing up the country!!
Go read the entire piece. Read her papers on her blog. Read the links she provides. Study! We must educate ourselves! We cannot allow the federal government to continue to usurp power! It’s not theirs….. IT’S OURS!!!
….and not bothering with names!! This lady, KrisAnne Hall, is amazing!! Like Publius, she gives ALL liberals a royal smack down!
H/T: Chris via FB and Chicks on the Right
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified to Congress last month that the border “has never been stronger.” What she doesn’t say is that the department no longer measures illegal immigrants who get away — only those it catches.
“For two years, Secretary Napolitano has claimed our southern border is secure without having any metrics in place to make that determination,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told Fox News on Monday. “Such statements demonstrate her lack of leadership and unwillingness to solve the problem.”
The Department of Homeland Security is about the most useless bureaucracy in the federal government. The homeland is NOT secure! We are being invaded on a daily basis, and that dumb broad flaps her gums, spouting lies about just how well her department works in keeping us safe. Pfft! Between DHS and the DoJ, the criminals are now running the show!
In response, the Department of Homeland Security argues staffing levels are at an all-time high, while Border Patrol apprehensions remain at historic lows, a downward trend it claims “reflect fewer individuals crossing the border.” Apprehensions are down 79 percent since 2000, and 50 percent since 2008.
I’ve no doubt the numbers are down because of the catch and release, or just don’t catch at all! Like I said….totally useless!
But those numbers alone mean little and one congressional aide called them a sticking point in immigration reform negotiations. “It’s like the juggler who tells you he can juggle three balls, but fails to tell you he dropped five. Apprehensions alone are meaningless. It could mean fewer people are crossing or you’re just missing a larger share of those who do cross. We don’t know.”
Apparently, it’s a requirement of anyone working for this administration to play fast and loose with numbers. Math obviously isn’t their strong suit.
Exactly what defines a “secure border” is critical as Republicans and Democrats inch closer to an immigration overhaul. Some lawmakers insist on border security first, as a pre-condition for any form of amnesty or legalization. The problem is, the Department of Homeland Security has no reliable or accepted metric to measure border security. That presents a problem for lawmakers who do not accept the administration’s claim the border is safe and secure.
Janet Napolitano is about the most incompetent person in this administration, and that’s saying something. The majority are incompetent, including the POTUS!
“There are areas of the border that have never been worse and never been more dangerous,” said Arizona rancher Dan Bell. “Every time someone mentions immigration reform we see a spike. We see more people coming through. And that is the case now.”
but yet, the claims that the border is secure keep being spewed!
“The canyons, the valleys, the mountains of Santa Cruz County, that is where the activity is now,” admits Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada. “The activity has shifted from urban to rural areas.”
But in his next statement referring to Nogales:
“In my 45 years in law enforcement I have never seen it more secure than it is now,” Estrada said.
Yeah…because there is a major presence of Border Patrol agents, and vehicles. However….
But outside of the city, ranchers and agents tell a different story. Smugglers are mobile. Their routes are fluid and change every hour, relative to border patrol units, cameras and towers.
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to increase the number of agents in the rural areas? And how about that fence? Add to it a few gun turrets…every 20 yards or so! The Constitution states quite plainly that it is the job of the federal government to keep the citizens safe. Wouldn’t it be nice if they had been doing their job? How many citizens would still be alive if they had?
One morning in late September 2011, a group of American drones took off from an airstrip the C.I.A. had built in the remote southern expanse of Saudi Arabia. The drones crossed the border into Yemen, and were soon hovering over a group of trucks clustered in a desert patch of Jawf Province, a region of the impoverished country once renowned for breeding Arabian horses.
A group of men who had just finished breakfast scrambled to get to their trucks. One was Anwar al-Awlaki, the firebrand preacher, born in New Mexico, who had evolved from a peddler of Internet hatred to a senior operative in Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen. Another was Samir Khan, another American citizen who had moved to Yemen from North Carolina and was the creative force behind Inspire, the militant group’s English-language Internet magazine.
Two of the Predator drones pointed lasers on the trucks to pinpoint the targets, while the larger Reapers took aim. The Reaper pilots, operating their planes from thousands of miles away, readied for the missile shots, and fired.
The decision to fire those missiles lies solely with the POTUS. He has the final say in when those drones fire. These men who were killed, were an imminent danger to the U.S. Anwar al-Awlaki was an American citizen, but when he plotted against the U.S.to murder innocent people, IMHO, he lost the right and privileges of a citizen. Dead terrorists are NOT a bad thing!
As Mr. Awlaki had become one of the world’s most hunted terrorists, his 16-year-old son Abdulrahman had lived the life of a normal adolescent. He liked sports and music and kept his Facebook page regularly updated. But now he sneaked out of the family home in Sana, Yemen’s capital, leaving an apologetic note for his mother saying that he had gone to find his father.
Honestly, I don’t see how the boy could have “lived the life of a normal adolescent.” If your father is a hunted terrorist, normal wouldn’t be exactly the word I’d use.
Then, on Oct. 14, a missile apparently intended for an Egyptian Qaeda operative, Ibrahim al-Banna, hit a modest outdoor eating place in Shabwa. The intelligence was bad: Mr. Banna was not there, and among about a dozen men killed was the young Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, who had no connection to terrorism and would never have been deliberately targeted.
The assumption that the boy had no connection to terrorism isn’t quite accurate. His father preached hatred, so wouldn’t he have been influenced by him? However, he had not, to anyone’s knowledge, committed any acts of terror, nor had planned any such acts.
It was a tragic error and, for the Obama administration, a public relations disaster, further muddying the moral clarity of the previous strike on his father and fueling skepticism about American assertions of drones’ surgical precision. The damage was only compounded when anonymous officials at first gave the younger Mr. Awlaki’s age as 21, prompting his grieving family to make public his birth certificate.
Well, it wouldn’t be the first ‘public relations disaster’ the Obama administration has had to deal with, but unfortunately, he just ignores them, and the media backs him up by not investigating and reporting, which is their intended job. (useless as teats on a boar)
He had been born in Denver, said the certificate from the Colorado health department. In the United States, at the time his government’s missile killed him, the teenager would have just reached driving age.
If the boy lived in the U.S., yes he would be eligible to get his driver’s license. However, since he didn’t, who knows what age he would have to be in Yemen to drive. I tried to find that information, but it doesn’t seem available. The NYT didn’t reiterate this fact. His father lied about where he was born, are we sure this boy was born in Colorado? Either way, killing him was NOT a good idea. What’s to stop this administration from saying “OOOOPS!” and killing Americans on U.S. soil?
H/T: Frank and Gateway Pundit
Or perhaps it was totally intentional?
Oh, dear. This is probably not the symbolism the White House wanted.
Hours after CIA Director John Brennan took the oath of office—behind closed doors, far away from the press, perhaps befitting his status as America’s top spy—the White House took pains to emphasize the symbolism of the ceremony.
“There’s one piece of this that I wanted to note for you,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at their daily briefing. “Director Brennan was sworn in with his hand on an original draft of the Constitution that had George Washington’s personal handwriting and annotations on it, dating from 1787.”
Other than the obvious, my first question would be, if that’s REALLY the original draft of the Constitution, with George Washington’s handwriting, why the **** is that stupid SOB not wearing gloves????? Anyone who knows ANYTHING about dealing with rare, and aged, documents KNOWS you do not handle them with bare hands! It’s called oils, and they get on the docs, and do damage! What asshole let him do that??? They need to be fired….ASAP!
Then, we have the second, and equally important issue!
The Constitution itself went into effect in 1789. But troublemaking blogger Marcy Wheeler points out that what was missing from the Constitution in 1787 is also quite symbolic: The Bill of Rights, which did not officially go into effect until December 1791 after ratification by states. (Caution: Marcy’s post has some strong language.)
That means: No freedom of speech and of the press, no right to bear arms, no Fourth Amendment ban on “unreasonable searches and seizures,” and no right to a jury trial.
How … symbolic?
Symbolic? Well, in my humble opinion….yes, it is QUITE symbolic. Very symbolic of Obama and minions! Proof that either this entire administration is a dumb as a bag of hair, or they don’t believe those ever important GOD GIVEN RIGHTS are applicable for them to uphold.
Just because I’m having family time doesn’t mean I’m not paying attention!
As completely exhausted as I was last night, I actually stayed up and watched the filibuster to the very end. I don’t think I’ve ever been more impressed with those who stood up with Rand Paul, and am disgusted at those who didn’t. ONE Democrat had the cojones to speak. ONE! And it was Dick Durbin, of all people! Granted, from what I heard, he wasn’t exactly on board, but at least he stood to speak. I don’t think he’s ever said a thing I could agree with, but there’s always a first time for everything. Even a Hollyweird liberal asked where the Dems were, so you KNOW that now all people are NOT in favor of the government having the power to take down American citizens with a drone on American soil. If there is an imminent danger, they have some really good sharp shooters in a variety of law enforcement organizations!
It is positively shameful that, apparently, only 12 Senators are against the murder of citizens by this administration! But I’ve no doubt, they’ll go ahead and confirm that “jihad is a natural tenet of Islam” John Brennan. The thought that an American president would pick such a person to head the CIA is beyond reprehensible! But then, this president doesn’t much care about America, or Americans, and has no use for the U.S. Constitution, nor the God given rights of her citizens.
Does anyone else find it hypocritical that those who shouted the loudest about water boarding are totally silent about the possibility of the government murdering American citizens on American soil? I guess it’s true….it’s only wrong if a Republican is involved, and anything this administration is just peachy. When the goverment comes for them, who will be left to speak out?
5th Amendment: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
“I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA. I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important…”
That was Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on the Senate floor yesterday just before noon. With the help of several conservative Senators, he continued his filibuster until after midnight.
In an unexpected twist during Brennan’s confirmation fight, these Senators have raised uncomfortable issues for the Obama Administration. Despite failing to head off the earlier confirmations of weak national security nominees like Chuck Hagel and John Kerry, conservatives are digging in on Brennan.
Once again, we have a marginally suited nominee with questionable policy choices and actions in his past. Brennan is being savaged for being the originator of and prime mover behind the overuse of drones and for ignoring the ideological basis (radical Islam) of the terrorists the U.S. is now facing.
For two years, the Democrats knew it was coming. Obama knew it was coming. How did they prepare? By spending MORE money. Instead of using common sense, and cutting back, this administration, and it’s lackeys, went on a spending spree with OUR money. Do you think it was necessary for a bunch of government employees to go on a wine tasting tour, claiming it was a conference? No, I don’t think so either. But apparently, someone in a position of power thought it was important, so spent an outrageous sum for this little outing. Yes, our employees spent $340 MILLION dollars to eat, drink, and be merry on a variety of “conferences”.
The Obamas, together or separately, went on SIXTEEN vacations in 2012 alone! What was the cost of those vacations? Well, we know it was quite a tidy sum. The cost of running Air Force One is nearly $200,000 AN HOUR. When they take separate flights, going to the same place, it’s an additional 100 grand. Should this matter? Well, yes, of course it should! WE are paying for their fun time. If the Obamas paid for their own vacations, I really wouldn’t have a problem. If we had a leader, he, or she, would need a little down time now and then. He’s not a leader, in any way, shape, or form. However, since they are on a spending spree with our money, I think we have the DUTY to call them out. Don’t they have a house in Chicago they could use for down time, instead of renting “palaces” in Hawaii and foreign countries?
Did you take a vacation last year? Did it run into the millions, if you did? We didn’t get one. As a matter of fact, we haven’t taken a vacation since the second year of Obama’s first term. We couldn’t afford it! Oh sure, we run down to Texas, but we stay with my daughter. The cost is gas, and a couple of nights in an inexpensive motel while on the road, and even THAT is more than we can afford these days.
And let’s not forget those over priced, butt ugly clothes the First “Lady” wears! $5000 for a dress that was worn for a few minutes? Seriously? Dear Lord! Well, at least it wasn’t as ugly as what she usually dons.
Congressional spending on wasteful, non-essentials is just mind boggling. No where in the Constitution does it authorize spending for anything other than defense, the post office, and post roads. Promoting ‘science and USEFUL arts’ doesn’t mean paying for Piss Christ! I also don’t think that our Founders would have thought paying to watch a shrimp on a treadmill would be beneficial to the American people. I also have never seen any reference to giving our enemies money, especially in the sums that we have seen going to countries that would rather see us dead. I don’t consider that a ‘lawful debt‘!
The waste, and yes, fraud, we have in the federal government, including Medicare and Medicaid, would pay for any cuts necessary, and then some, without jeopardizing the safety and security of our nation. It would also be a good idea to stop supporting ILLEGAL invaders, through health benefits, education, and food stamps!
It is the Constitutional DUTY of the federal government to secure our borders, which is ‘providing for the general welfare’, yet we see DHS spending money on new ‘uniforms’ instead of hiring agents, and building a fence to prevent invasion. Instead of working WITH House leaders, Obama spends time, and our money, playing golf with Tiger Woods down in Florida.
The list of wasteful spending is long and varied, from all areas of government. The budgets of unconstitutional alphabet organizations, mostly with an agenda of destroying the American economy, are extreme. Thinking Americans are fed up with both parties’ disregard for their duties, violations of their oath of office, and corruption. It is the thinking American that is paying for it, and there is a limit to what thinking Americans will put up with from the government. That point is not as far away as many might think.
I don’t bloody well think so!!!
Cannabis decriminalisation measures across the United States, including the medical use of marijuana in California, have been sharply criticised by the United Nations, which has warned Washington they violate the international drug conventions.
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which polices the drug treaties, has also warned about the growing public health threat from the “unprecedented surge” in “legal highs” and called for concerted global action to curb the growing trade.
Launching its annual report in London, Raymond Yans, the INCB president, said that the successful ballots in Colorado and Washington to legalise the use of cannabis for recreational purposes and the fact that Massachusetts had recently become the 18th state to allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes violate the international drug conventions.
“They also undermine the humanitarian aims of the drug control system and are a threat to public health and wellbeing,” said Yans. He claimed that so-called “medicinal use” initiatives were little more than “a back-door to legalisation for recreational use”.
The INCB has warned the US government that medical cannabis must be properly regulated. “In some US states they are being operated in a way that is completely inappropriate and outside of the conventions,” the report says.
I’ll be perfectly honest…. I don’t think legalizing pot is such a great idea, but if certain states do legalize it, then that’s going to be their problem. I’m sure they’ll find out eventually perhaps they made a mistake. That being said, I don’t recall ANYWHERE in the U.S. Constitution that a foreign body, aka the Useless Nations has any say in what we, and a sovereign nation do. Nope. Nowhere!
Now, if there are other countries who want to allow the UN to order them around, that’s their business. Makes ‘em look stupid and incompetent to run their own countries, but hey…it’s still their own business. WE, The People of the United States, on the other hand, do NOT wish a bunch of feckless, foreign, corrupt, weasels telling us what we can, and cannot, do. We have enough of those already in D.C., thank you very much.
So, as far as I’m concerned, the Useless Numbuts can kiss my red, white, and blue hind end!! Then they can shove it where the sun don’t shine! They’d do well to remember what Yamamoto supposedly said, and likely did not, but true none the less: There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.
Mz Publius Huldah needs to school Congress and Obama on the Constitution…you know, that document they swore to uphold!
Obama Is Hollowing Out Our Military
by Sara Noble
We are, after all, facing an $88 billion dollar cut to the increase in spending in our three trillion dollar budget but since it will only affect half the year, the cuts are half. This is Obama chump change. The problem comes in when one considers that half the cuts come from defense.
If we can’t cut 2.4% to the INCREASE in spending, we are hopeless and will eventually go bankrupt.
All those teachers, who are not hired by the federal government, were not fired. The day cares are still up and running. The firemen, who are also not hired by the federal government, continue to work. The federal employees, including the janitors, are still employed as Obama knew they would be when he claimed otherwise in his Friday speech.
The one concern that is legitimate and devastating are the continued cuts to our military.
To date, Obama has cut 14 times what the Sequester cuts and all of a sudden he is concerned? That strains credulity.
Defense cuts continue while Obama continues to cut our nuclear armaments. The START Treaty which demands no cuts from the Russians, is only aimed at using them as an excuse to disarm the United States. He plans another treaty with the Russians to bring the destruction of nuclear armaments to 30% with an end goal of 80%. He also wants to look next at destroying small armaments. These are not weapons we can afford to create again. Once they are gone, they are gone.
President Obama refuses to set up defense shields – he is resetting a our relationship with Russia now that he has “more flexibility.”
Read the entire piece here.
Ya know, for a guy who supposedly lectured on the Constitution (no, he was not a professor), it appears that he’s quite unfamiliar with said document. Right there in the Preamble it states “provides for the common defense“.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.
See? Right there!! Notice that it also says “insure domestic Tranquility“. I don’t know about you, but I’m not seeing a whole lot of “domestic tranquility“.
So, how is it that Obama thinks gutting the military is a good idea? Well, he hates the military. That’s quite obvious. He’s not too fond of Americans in general. Allowing criminals free run of the country (border security? pfft!), putting enemies in place of prominence and power, refusing to put ships in areas of danger to the U.S. How are these actions ‘providing for the common defense‘?
Apparently, a robotic squirrel is more important to Barack Hussein Obama than the safety and security of the American people.