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I wonder what our Founders, those men who put in many hours, away from their families, working long hours into the night, risking everything, would say about the disastrous, over bloated, self centered, greedy, American hating, politicians we have today? If they could have seen into the future, would they have thrown in the towel, and said “Screw this! Those people aren’t worth our lives!”? Could very well be! They knew that if the government on the federal level gained/stole power from the states and the people, this grand experiment in freedom would be a failure. And so it has become. Yes, we still have more freedom in some areas than other countries, but not the types of freedoms that those men gave their all to accomplish.
I agree with Genevieve Wood! It IS time for Barack Obama to go on an “Apology Tour“….to the American people. He should bring along many of those in Congress to give their apologies as well, along with letters of resignation! They all took an oath to uphold the Constitution!
President: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Congress: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
It is quite obvious to me that neither the POTUS, nor those holding seats in both houses have taken those oaths very seriously.
The State of the Union isn’t so peachy, especially under the watch of the current resident of the White House. The lies, distortions and cover ups have been monumental, even putting Nixon’s term to shame. Yes, an apology, and a resignation, are long over due!
7 Things It’s Not Too Late For
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Presidents offer pie-in-the-sky visions in their State of the Union addresses. But if President Obama—and Congress—were willing to “roll up their sleeves” (another common State of the Union phrase) and work on some tangible good for Americans, Heritage experts have a few ideas.
The President is calling this his “year of action,” after all. Here are seven things he should work with Congress to do.
1. Save Americans from skyrocketing energy bills. It’s time to reverse the war on coal and stop the greenhouse gas regulations that will drive up energy costs for families—with no noticeable climate benefit. People—especially low-income Americans—need affordable, reliable energy. The President’s climate regulations will drive up household electricity bills and destroy jobs across the country without making a dent in global temperatures.
…those yahoos up in D.C.! I really do wish they’d have Publius teach them their duties according to the U.S. Constitution. Apparently, they are utterly clueless!
Here ya go…a simple .pdf “flow chart”! Makes it quite easy, don’cha think?
When the media, that is suppose to investigate and report the TRUTH, is the lapdog of the administration!
A lawyer representing dozens of Tea Party groups said Friday that only a few of his clients have been approached by federal investigators over the IRS targeting scandal, in the latest complaint about the slow pace of the probe eight months after the original admission.
Concerns continue to mount that the government is slow-walking its investigation into unfair practices by the IRS. The latest complaint comes a day after lawmakers revealed that the individual leading the Justice Department probe is a political supporter of President Obama.
Is anyone surprised? Does anyone actually believe anything will be done to resolved this issue? I sure don’t! As long as Obama is in office, the abuse of power, and our citizens will continue!
Benghazi, and the death of four Americans, the NSA, Fast & Furious, the IRS, the lavish spending…these are just a few of the many scandals that have plagued our nation during the reign of King Barack. Does the media investigate these stories? NO! Of course not! And that is also a scandal!
Just when are the people of this country going to shout “ENOUGH!”, become quite furious and very fast in taking our nation back? When are our elected officials, those we put into office, going to put a stop to the abuse of American citizens? This is not a left or right issue. This is about right and wrong!
The following paper describes the criminal jurisdiction of the federal government. It is extremely limited. Most of what the DOJ does is unconstitutional as outside the scope of the powers granted to the executive branch in the federal Constitution.
George Washington’s cabinet had 4 members, one of which was Attorney General. There is a constitutional role for an AG – it is the AG which enforces the federal criminal laws Congress is authorized to make. But the objects of the AG’s powers are limited to those enumerated in the Constitution or to criminal laws made by Congress pursuant to the “necessary & proper” clause (which I explain in the paper).
1. The Constitution grants to Congress only limited powers to make criminal laws. These powers fall into five categories: a) those made pursuant to express authorizations for four specific crimes; b) those made under the “necessary and proper” clause; c) those made for the few tiny geographical areas over which Congress has “exclusive Legislation”; d) those governing the military; and e) those made pursuant to two of the Amendments to the Constitution. Let’s look at each category:
Read the entire paper! The woman is brilliant! She is extremely busy, so I appreciate the fact she took the time to respond to my question. I’m anxious to see what it is that has her so involved right now.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the federal government will recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages in Utah, despite an earlier announcement this week from the state’s governor saying the state would not.
The decision means those Utah couples will have access to federal benefits that are available to married couples in other states, including the ability to file joint tax returns. It also adds to the confusion in the state following a surprise ruling last month against the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
Hundreds of gay couples got married before another court put those weddings on hold. The Justice Department statement marked the first time the Obama administration formally weighed in on the debate with any action.
Well now…isn’t that interesting. The “legal’ lackey for the POTUS, who swears he’s Christian, took an oath to uphold the Constitution, and stated during his campaign he was opposed to same sex marriage, is overstepping his bounds in a state issue.
Yes, Holder says he is approving benefits for federal employees, but who exactly, do those employees work for? Why, that would be you and me! The folks of Utah said no. The folks of Utah have the RIGHT to say no. It’s really quite simple.
I’m fairly sure that no where in the U.S. Constitution does it say the an administrative appointee has the right to overrule the citizens of the state, OR the ruling of a court.
Wouldn’t it be nice if he did the job he was hired to do, and prosecute CRIMINALS? Yeah…I know. He was hired by Obama to do the opposite….well, depending on their color, of course!
I have this issue. If God says something is wrong, and He will punish those who go against Him, then I’m fairly sure this is one of those times where it would probably be a good idea to take God’s Word, and not the weasels. Just a thought.
If you’re like me, you often don’t click on some of the links that are inserted in a column. I know, I know! It can be a distraction, unless it’s the actual story, or some such. But one of the links in this column is quite important. So important, that I’m going to copy and paste part of what is in the link!
1. Cut Pet-Shampoo and Similar Projects, Save $3.1 billion
2. Stop Bankrolling the Common Core, Save $2 billion
3. Cut a Program That Hurts Youth, Save $1.6 billion
4. Cut Unnecessary Red Tape, Save $1.5 billion
5. Cut Pork-Barrel Projects, Save $800 million
6. Cut Private Landowner Beautification, Save $730 million
7. Cut Government Handouts, Save $200 million
8. Cut Corporate Welfare, Save $120 million
9. Cut Crony Capitalism, Save $100 million
10. Cut Funding for Overseas Abortions, Save $35 million
Now, you’re going to have to click the link to get the details. :) These are just a few of the ways OUR government is spending OUR money! Do you think we should be paying for abortions in foreign countries? How about a pet shampoo company? Does the government beautify YOUR lawn? I know I’ve never gotten a dime from them to plant daisies out front!
The news that the Ryan-Murry bill made cuts for our veterans (Title IV-Sec. 403) put the country in a tail spin. Well, most of us anyway Have they resolved that issue? I honestly don’t know. We don’t seem to get good news that Congress actually does something right for a change. We only hear the small tidbits the infamous “they” want us to know. Have you read this bill? Dear Lord! I’m fairly sure those we send to Congress to represent US hasn’t either!
If we all ran our households like Congress runs this country, we’d all be filing for bankruptcy. Such spending practices have put this nation into debt at levels never seen in our history. When Pelosi stated, “The cupboard is bare. There’s no cuts to make.”, I do believe she intentionally lied. Either that, or she is delusional, the botox has warped her brain, or perhaps she has Alzheimer’s? She’s no spring chicken, y’know. There are ALWAYS ways to make cuts in an over bloated government.
I honestly don’t understand why Congress can’t follow a very simple document called the U.S. Constitution! Seriously, it would make their jobs so much simpler if they did, and their approval rating would sky rocket! They have enumerated powers, a limit on what they are allowed to do, yet we allow them to go merrily on their way, doing whatever they damn well please, acting like kids in a candy store, spending our children’s children into debtors ‘prison’.
12 separate bills, read them first, and no more ‘omnibus‘!
Members of Congress Won’t Read This Bill
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Passing bills to find out what’s in them… that was so 2010, right?
Any day now, Congress is likely to release the trillion-dollar Trojan horse that is the spending bill for 2014. It’s going to be big, and it’s going to be rushed. And few members of Congress (if any) are going to read it all.
Government budgeting isn’t supposed to be done this way.
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” - Margaret Thatcher
Do you ever wonder how things have gotten so bad? Well don’t! Take a good look in the mirror, and you’ll KNOW. WE are the reason our country has gone spiraling into the cesspool of socialism. WE didn’t fight back because we thought someone else would, or that we shouldn’t get involved with ‘politics’. Well guess what Bucko! Life IS politics.
Like it or not, what happens in politics affects every single one of us. Those people who say “it doesn’t interest me” apparently don’t realize their lack of interest is screwing the entire country. Those pastors who are scared to speak out, informing their congregations that those asskflakes in D.C. are going against their faith, and destroying the nation that was built on Judeo-Christian values.
We have a caesar that is taking over every aspect of our lives, especially parts of our lives that is, to be perfectly honest, is none of his freakin’ business! Yes, render unto Caesar, but that doesn’t mean we have to render our lives, our businesses, our entire nation, our souls! Paying taxes is one thing. We do need taxes to provide for those items listed in the Constitution. I have NO problem with paying the salaries of our military, and making sure their families are provided for in a proper manner. I have NO problem with the upkeep of the roads and bridges.
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
Please read The Taxing Clause by my favorite Constitutional ‘scholar’, Publius Huldah!! I would advise those in D.C. to read it as well, since they have misunderstood their role in governing for a VERY long time! If you remember your history, we fought a war to rid ourselves of tyranny. We were under the thumb of an arrogant king who refused to listen to the people. History DOES repeat itself, doesn’t it!
These 13 Tax Increases Hit in 2013
Curtis Dubay – The Foundry
It’s about time for us to uncover our eyes and take a hard look at what 2013 did to our finances.
Did you feel the pinch of the 13 tax hikes that hit Americans this year?
Before you review the list below, put these two on your watch list for 2014:
- Obamacare’s individual mandate. Beginning in 2014, it’s mandatory to purchase health insurance. If you don’t, you’ll pay a penalty that dramatically increases over time. It starts at $95 or 1 percent of your income (whichever is greater). It rises to $325 or 2 percent of income in 2015, and $695 or 2.5 percent of income in 2016.
- Obamacare tax on insurance companies. If you liked seeing your premiums go up, you’ll love this new tax on health insurers—which they are most likely to pass on to you.
As you start reviewing your tax information for 2013, here’s what you’re contending with.
The 13 Tax Increases of 2013
Hey! Teacher! Seriously! Leave them Kids Alone!
Isn’t it interesting that when the Republicans threatened to use the ‘nuclear option’, Democrats raised holy hell, spouting how it was not what the founders intended, but now that the Dems are in control it’s exactly what the founders wanted? I honestly don’t believe the Dems know a damn thing about the founders, or the founding, of this nation. They know nothing about what those men, and women, had to put on the line to grant the current crop the liberties they take for granted, and destroy on a daily basis.
This is nothing more than a power grab by the Democrats, as THEY called it back when it was threatened in 2005. Note I said threatened. The Republicans did not grab the power, as I’ve no doubt many believed such an action would have been wrong. The Democrats have no concept of right and wrong, fair, or unfair. I suppose they, falsely, believe they will be in power forever? I’m afraid they are delusional. We are on to their games of lying, cheating, and stealing of elections, through fraudulent votes, and cooking numbers to make themselves look better. IF, on the off chance they pull any more of their games, WE, The People will have a response, and they won’t like it.
They Got Away With It
Amy Payne – The Foundry
As President Obama said, they got away with it.
Harry Reid and the Democrat-controlled Senate got away with changing the Senate’s rules so that they can shove through anything they want without having to worry about Republicans filibustering against it.
Just a few short years ago, then-Senator Obama spoke forcefully against doing what Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) just did. When Republicans talked about a similar rule change in 2005, Obama said (emphasis added):
I urge my Republican colleagues not to go through with changing these rules. In the long run, it is not a good result for either party. One day Democrats will be in the majority again, and this rule change will be no fairer to a Republican minority than it is to a Democratic minority. I sense that talk of the nuclear option is more about power than about fairness. I believe some of my colleagues propose this rule change because they can get away with it rather than because they know it is good for our democracy.
Yesterday, the President’s strong words in support of the filibuster were but a memory, as he declared his about-face in favor of the Democratic majority seizing power. “I support the step a majority of Senators today took to change the way that Washington is doing business,” he said, describing Reid’s power grab in lofty, for-the-people terms.
I’m not into conspiracy theories. But I’m also not a stupid woman, nor am I blinded by glow of the spawn of Satan. I haven’t often agreed with people like Wayne Allen Root, but he shares some serious truths. I am leaning more and more in his direction.
The establishment Republicans have turned their backs on their most ardent supporters. The R candidate in 2008 had the audacity to call patriots whacko birds. I don’t know why that man doesn’t just switch parties, because I have seen nothing from him that could qualify him as a conservative. Does he even know what is in the Republican platform? They condemn people like Ted Cruz for speaking the truth. And they scratch their heads, wondering what went wrong? Paleeeeze! THEY are what has gone wrong! They need to stand WITH US, instead of speaking out against us. The Democrats are laughing at them, and terrified of us!
Anyway, just wanted to share this video. I doubt any of the ‘big boys’ of the RNC will stand up to the entrenched in Congress, and get their heads out of their hinders, back up WE, The People. But hey, we have to try, right?
I must be on the wrong planet, or in a parallel universe…the Twilight Zone… cuz this sure can’t be the same place where I was born. It just can’t be!
My country wouldn’t humiliate the military, and treat them like trash. She wouldn’t condemn a person for their belief in God, or those who live by His Word. My country wouldn’t welcome murderers with open arms. My country wouldn’t try to disarm her citizens so they are unable to defend themselves, murder innocent veterans and civilians. My fellow citizens wouldn’t cheer a tyrant! They would fight against him as they have done so many times in the past. My country wouldn’t allow the shredding of the second most important document in the history of the world! My country wouldn’t practically outlaw the first most important.
I wake up every morning, praying I have returned to my country, the land of my birth. The nation were God given liberties are prized above all else. Every morning, I am, once again, horrified to find myself in this place. A place where I am labeled an extremist for believing in God, and the liberties HE granted me, laid out in HIS Word, reinforced by the Constitution of the United States. I don’t know what country this is, but I want to go home!
Is this really becoming a police state? Are the incidents sited in this column exceptions, or are they becoming the rule? I’m not the paranoid sort. Never have been, but I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever see my country again.
Shared by The Bunker.
Who Will Protect You from the Police?
The Rise of Government-Sanctioned Home Invasions
By John W. Whitehead
“Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman.”
It’s 3 a.m. You’ve been asleep for hours when suddenly you hear a loud “Crash! Bang! Boom!” Based on the yelling, shouting and mayhem, it sounds as if someone—or several someones—are breaking through your front door. With your heart racing and your stomach churning, all you can think about is keeping your family safe from the intruders who have invaded your home. You have mere seconds before the intruders make their way to your bedroom. Desperate to protect your loved ones, you scramble to lay hold of something—anything—that you might use in self-defense. It might be a flashlight, your son’s baseball bat, or that still unloaded gun you thought you’d never need. In a matter of seconds, the intruders are at your bedroom door. You brace for the confrontation, a shaky grip on your weapon. In the moments before you go down for the count, shot multiple times by the strangers who have invaded your home, you get a good look at your accosters. It’s the police.
Before I go any further, let me start by saying this: the problem is not that all police are bad. The problem, as I point out in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, is that increasing numbers of police officers are badly trained, illiterate when it comes to the Constitution, especially the Fourth Amendment, and, in some cases, willfully ignorant about the fact that they are supposed to be peacekeepers working for us, the taxpayer.
…Same Sex Proponents Snipe? Zo Responds
Yep! Obama is making us plain ol’ clingers sick! Sick of his lies. Sick of his incompetence. Just plain sick of him…period! Never in my lifetime have I ever seen such a destructive POTUS, and that include Jimmah Cartah! It’s a shame that so many Americans were bamboozled into voting for this clown a second time, but as many will tell you, it’s the free stuff he promised. Well, I’ve seen how that ‘free stuff’ is making life even worse for those who get it, and those who are having to pay for it. Someone has to pay, so it ain’t free! And those who get, will pay in the long run. Self esteem is something you gain from within, not from others.
The pure hatred of those who actually pay the bills is more than a little disturbing, caused by talking heads, the race hustlers, and most of all, this administration.
There are men and women who want to work, have families they want to be able to support, and can’t. Why? Obama. It’s that simple. Democrats are bad enough, but a Marxist is a tool of destruction that puts the Dems to shame. He does not understand ‘the American Dream’. He has never lived in the real world, never had a real job, and certainly has never had to scrape from paycheck to paycheck. Raised by communists, influenced by communists, and associating with the dregs of society does not prepare anyone for a management position, much less POTUS.
This bill is a reflection of all that is evil in the world. Read it. Try to get private insurance. Hunt for a job. You might get lucky. Then again, likely you’ll have to settle for something that you didn’t train to do, and will have to be taught by someone half your age. Oh, the unemployment rate has gone done, but that’s only because they don’t take into account those who have stopped looking, and are now having to take handouts from the government, competing with those who have lived on the dole all their lives.
The intent is to break us. Not just financially, as a nation, but as people. Break us down till we have no fight left in us. Many will succumb. Others will stand up and fight back. It’s time to stop this madness. It’s time to take away the petty child’s toys. It’s time to return this nation to the Constitutional Republic it was meant to be. It is time.
How Obamacare Hurts You If You’re Looking for a Job
Amy Payne – The Foundry
America is hurting for jobs. And if you’re looking for one, here’s how Obamacare is hurting you.
Obamacare is keeping businesses from hiring.
We already knew that many employers plan to cut workers’ hours to stay under the threshold of Obamacare mandates. This makes full-time jobs—much less full-time jobs with health benefits—harder to come by.