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I must have missed something somewhere along the line. When did ‘health benefits’ become the number one reason for a person to work? I always believed the reason people worked was to provide for their families. Putting a roof over their heads and food on the table use to be the reason people got a job. I guess that’s no longer true. Quite sad.
Apparently, that’s the first question people will ask when applying for a job these days. “What are you going to give me if I work for you?” If that’s the first question that comes out of your mouth, then you don’t deserve the job! How about the fact that someone is willing to give you a chance, to provide a big benefit called a paycheck!
Yes, people do need some sort of insurance, but what that has become has pushed the costs of care through the roof. Don’t blame the doctors, blame the insurance companies!
But now that Obamadontcare is in effect, you may not have to worry about whether or not you even get a paycheck!
For those who need visuals, this chart I found at Forbes from the CBO might help:
Congratulations! You’ve joined the freeloader force! I don’t use that word lightly, because likely, it’s not your fault that you are no longer employed. When you stop to think about it, who is going to pay your bills? Well, that would be those folks who are lucky enough to still have a job. It’s not the government, they don’t have a dime! It’s your fellow citizens who are giving you the hand out you need to feed your family. Unfortunately, instead of them handing you a gift from the heart, the government confiscates a large portion of their income, not to just help you, but to fund every other ridiculous idea they can come up with on a regular basis. The more that is stolen from those who work, the fewer people who will be working, and the cycle continues. And the resentment rises. We’ve become a nation divided, and we will fall!
Wait! Isn’t that what Mr Obama said, that he was going to ‘fundamentally transform’ America? Well, he has succeeded. We are no longer the land of the free, but are we brave? Do we have the courage to stop this downward spiral? Is there anyone in D.C. who will stand up for us, and say ENOUGH? Perhaps a few, but they are shouted down by the big government nannies on BOTH sides of the aisle.
So, here we are, standing at a crossroads. Do we sit back, allow this once great Republic become a second, or even third, world nation? Or do WE take our country back? If those we elect to represent us refuse to “support and defend” the U.S. Constitution, do we falter and bow at the alter of big government? In my mind, it’s not a difficult decision.
Shade Tree Mechanics Need Not Apply
by The Bunker
What a sorry state of affairs. It has been said that America is a nation that has tens of thousands of rules and regulations to enforce ten simple laws.
The controllers in government have taken a beautiful machine that was designed to carry the human race along the path of Freedom and attached so many rules, regulations, warning stickers and restrictions that the machine no longer moves.
These mechanics then stand around and bicker over whether to add more devices or remove a label in hopes the machine will operate again. Everyone ignores the reason the machine was built in the first place!
The riders of the machine have no true understanding of where the vehicle is suppose to take them. The citizen is told that in America they have Freedom and with this Freedom they have Rights. The people parrot the controller’s words and chant, “USA, USA!” while armored vehicles roll through their neighborhoods and men with machine guns force them from their homes (Boston, 2013).
This juvenile understanding of what Freedom means is analogous to a father telling his son that to be a Christian the child only needs to say the word, “Jesus” twice a day!
The American machine of Freedom came with an operator’s manual; it is called the U S Constitution. It lays out in simple detail how the machine is supposed to be used and maintained. Shade tree mechanics have tossed the handbook into the burn barrel and now stand around and scratch their heads.
The mechanic’s who ruined our Freedom machine tell us to, “Trust them” that they can fix the machine. If we just let them, “add this to that, turn here and scribble there, insert this and remove that” everything will be alright and the machine will be as good as new.
The True knowledge of individual Freedom and Liberty empowers the citizen to stand up and proclaim in the loudest voice, “NO, you have done enough damage already! Go away leave us alone. We the People have copies of the operator’s manual and will fix the machine OURSELVES!”
The American machine of Freedom was designed to be operated by the people. No shade tree mechanics needed. To keep the machine running, the people through knowledge of Freedom and Liberty and Natural human Rights can ride the machine in the Pursuit of Happiness.
The operator’s Knowledge can only be attained by studying the reason the machine was created. The Truth is the fuel that started the machine running in 1776.
The people need to refill their personal tanks with this Truth. The spirit of individual Freedom created a nation of Freemen who overflowed with enthusiasm for Liberty.
The shade tree mechanic’s do not want you to know the Truth. They want us ignorant so the bill keeps get larger and larger until they own us and our machine.
There are no easy fixes. There will be pain and suffering, scratches and sore muscles. We might even go bust before the machine is restored. The machine was not designed to provide an easy ride.
There is one Truth that cannot be denied. The machine of Freedom was built to be operated by the People. Shade tree mechanics need not apply.
The battle for American liberty is the battle for American Christianity. Christians largely don’t get it. They are locked into a religious viewpoint, oblivious of the greater battle being waged against them and the word of God.
In order for the new socialist order to be completed in the United States, they must not only defeat the forces of liberty, but also the forces of Christianity. It is actually the religious zeal that they fear more than a few dedicated patriots. I suggest that the Marxist bureaucracy thirsts for the rebellion of the patriots, to kill off the last few hold-outs of Constitutional authority and to forever brand “patriots” as lunatics who should be disarmed and exterminated.
Christians give them more pause and for good reason. There are a lot more Christians than patriots and religious fervor is greater than patriotic fervor. Every war in the 21st Century has proven that. The fact that some of the patriots are also Christians is less relevant to them than if Christians became patriots.
Read the entire piece here.
H/T: Matt via FB
A quote here for ya:
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Here’s another one:
36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
There is one very important point that so many have forgotten: Our nation was founded on the laws of God, not the laws of man. Our founders were men of faith, even though many will try to convince you otherwise. The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land!
Today, neither our courts, nor our elected officials, follow the laws of God, or the U.S. Constitution, unless it benefits their ideology.
See P/H’s The Biblical Foundation of Our Constitution! It is time to ‘rebuke’ such authoritarians, as we have been instructed by THE Law Giver!
“A proper rebuke points out the Higher Law being violated, and demands compliance with that Higher Law – not with one’s personal views.”
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!