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He has started wars in Libya, Yemen and elsewhere without Congressional approval.
He has spent money from the treasury without Congressional appropriation.
He has used agencies to pass laws without Congressional consent.
He has allowed firearms to be transported to a foreign land and into the hands of enemies of the United States.
He has harassed states for passing laws important to their well being. (from the original Declaration of Independence: For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.)
He has made recess appointments when the Senate was not in recess for the sole purpose of bypassing the consent of the Senate.
He has murdered United States citizens without due process.
He, with consent of Congress, has claimed the authority to indefinitely detain United States citizens, if in the borders of the United States or not, without due process and without right of Habeas Corpus. (from the original Declaration of Independence: For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by jury: For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences.)
These are all I can think of at the moment. President Obama is not the first President to violate his oath and the Constitution but he is certainly the most blatant about it in my lifetime. He is also not the only Tyrant in our Government. Virtually all current and past members of Congress have violated their oath and the Constitution. Most of the alphabet agencies, FBI, CIA, ATF, DEA, EPA, GSA, etc., have no Constitutional authority to even exist. However, they are the most insidious. They create "regulations" that have the full effect of law yet the Constitution gives only Congress the authority to pass laws. The employees of the agencies are not elected and they are accountable to nobody. Congress has abdicated their responsibilities to the point of being irrelevant and we have done nothing to stop them. In fact, we keep re-electing the same Tyrants over and over again.
As Americans, we have a duty to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic. While we certainly have plenty of foreign enemies, the domestic ones are far more dangerous to our Republic. If we don't wake up soon, we will not have a Republic left and there will be no peaceful way to restore the Republic enshrined in the Constitution. We may be too late already.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Before the original states would ratify the Constitution they required that the first ten amendments be adopted. These amendments are also known as the Bill of Rights. These codified rights are bestowed on every person by their Creator. They existed long before governments were instituted and they will exist long after governments have gone. It is obvious since these rights are unalienable and existed before government that these rights, including those not codified but just as real, are free from state abuse as well. There would be no reason for the founding fathers to codify the right to free speech if they believe this right could then be removed by each and every state.
The Bill of Rights has a preamble which is often excluded from copies of the document. Once you read the preamble you will understand why it is often left off. The preamble reads as follows: “THE conventions of a number of States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution.” This preamble is clear and unambiguous. Even so, the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government have violated all of the Constitution at one time or another for decades if not a century or more.
The Congress has made laws prohibiting the free exercise of religion. It has made laws abridging the freedom of speech, press and peaceable assembly. It was not passed laws but unless you have millions of dollars there is little process for petitioning the Government for a redress of grievances. All in violation of the very first amendment to the Constitution,
The Congress has violated the second amendment as well. It has not only made laws infringing on the rights of the people to keep and bear arms, it has created an agency, the ATF, whose sole purpose is to enforce those infringements and even increase those infringements through “regulation.” I quote regulation because a regulation is a law because a violation of that regulation results in punishment of some kind. The Constitution delegates the power to create law only to the Congress and its duly elected members. Congress can't delegate the power to create law without an properly ratified amendment to the Constitution. Yet Congress has done this in many areas.
To my knowledge Congress has not yet violated the third amendment which is about quartering soldiers.
The Congress has violated the fourth amendment, most recently with legislation known as the Patriot Act. It's strange how the titles of the legislation are usually the exact opposite of the intent of the legislation. Even the federal courts, including the supreme court, have violated this amendment. We are no longer secure in our persons, houses and papers against unreasonable searches and seizures.
The Congress and States have violated the fifth amendment. The federal government violates the “double jeopardy” clause by trying defendants for civil rights violations after the defendant has been acquitted in the state for the underlying crime that caused the supposed civil rights violation. I admit that my opinion is arguable. The states violate the same clause with third strike laws. In these cases, the defendants are being held accountable from crimes already committed and punished.
The Judicial of both state and federal governments violate the sixth amendment by restricting who may or may not be a witness or what evidence may or may not be presented. Both also violate the speedy part this amendment.
The Judicial of both state and federal governments violate the seventh amendments. That amendment says: “In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trail by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise be reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of common law.” Again, when a state acquits a defendant and the federal government tries the defendant for the same basic underlying crime, this is a violation. States do similar things.
The judicial of both state and federal governments violate the eighth amendment. Excessive bail happens and worse yet, no bail happens. Also, with the three strikes laws, cruel and unusual punishment is inflicted often. Recently, Alex Trebek's hotel room was burglarized. The defendant is facing life in prison for that burglary. While I certainly don't condone burglary nor repeat offenders, I do believe that life in prison for a burglary is cruel and unusual.
The Congress and the Judicial of the federal government regularly violates the ninth amendment. The Constitution delegates no authority to the federal government to regulate any kind of plant, food or other similar product. The Congress and the Courts claim that the commerce clause gives them the power to regulate these things. If indeed, the commerce clause did this, there would be no need for the rest of the Constitution because the Congress could control everything. Regulate in this case means to make regular. In other words, one state can't trade a product to one state at one price and to another state at another price or to one state but to no other. The Congress has abused this clause for to long and the courts have assisted in this Tyranny. The violation of the amendment occurs when people are put in prison for federal drug laws for which the government has no authority to create and enforce such laws. America accounts for about 5% of the world population yet it locks up more than 20%
. A vast majority of these prisoners are for non-violent drug offenses. This is absurd and has created a vast, highly profitable business in housing and feeding these prisoners and also by fighting the war on some drugs. A war that, on the federal level, is completely unconstitutional and therefore illegal.
The Congress regularly violates the tenth amendment, the drug war is just one example of many.
Article one, Section eight of the Constitution enumerates the powers that Congress has been delegated. The final part of Section 8 says that Congress can make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof. Many Congressmen and others that want ever bigger government usually stop that sentence after “necessary and proper.” Again, if the sentence stopped there, there would be no need for the rest of the Constitution because this would give them broad discretion on what is necessary and proper. It is clear that necessary and proper refers only to the powers delegated them by the Constitution.
In Federalist Paper number 45, James Madison says “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.” What we have today is the exact opposite of that. The federal government is usurping powers not delegated it by the States and the state governments have grown so dependent on federal handouts that they refuse to stand against the leviathan that we have allowed to grow. Only when we are willing to do our duties to stand against Tyranny will we be able to return to the limited federal government that our founders created for us. The states entered into the contract that created the federal government with the expectation that such government would honor its side of the contract. The contract of course is the Constitution of the United States. Our founders also knew that men, given power, would become corrupt and Tyrannical. That is why they put the control of the government in the hands of the people. However, they also knew that the Republic created by the Constitution could only remain as long as the people were diligent in doing their duty to uphold and defend the Constitution. How can we expect the government to care about our liberty and freedom if we are not willing to stand against those that would wish to destroy that liberty and freedom?
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Soon, the lines we are all standing in will end at the entrance to a box car. Rather than being alarmed or outraged, we'll simply ask what movie or ball game we are going to see and march forward.
Monday, January 10, 2011
The Discovery Channel shooter said he experienced an “awakening” when he watched former Vice President Al Gore's documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.”: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38968317/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/ Nobody on the left denounced Mr. Gore's rhetoric, which was been proven to be lies. That have not asked him to stop the rhetoric either.
Hollywood and the record industry are the two major groups who put out violent, hateful imagery as a product to make money from. Both industries have vehemently denied that their products cause people to cause violence. It's not lost on the author that the vast majority of those in the movie and record industries are far left in their ideology. The say they words and images do not cause violence while at the same time saying that words and images used by the left cause violence. That is the definition of hypocrisy.
I do not believe that the words of the movie and music industries cause people to commit violence. I also don't believe the words of politicians on the left or right cause people to commit violence. The blood was not dry on the pavement and the left, including The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence, were dancing in the blood. Johnathan Alter of Newsweek said '“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Rahm Emanuel famously said in 2008. The same goes for a shooting spree that gravely wounds a beloved congresswoman.' Read the entire article at http://www.newsweek.com/2011/01/10/the-impact-on-obama-s-presidency.html and judge for yourself if Mr. Alter cares for life or cares for the impact that it can have on Obama's Presidency. There will be no outcry from the left over Mr. Alter's callous comments.
Abort Sarah Palin bumper sticker: http://www.cafepress.com/+abort_palin_bumper_sticker,305510100
Actor Alec Baldwin: “If we were in other countries, we would all right now, all of us together,all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death!”: http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/1998/cyb19981215.asp
Bill Maher: Sorry the assassination attempt on Dick Cheney failed: http://newsbusters.org/node/11169
Daily Kos: Should we mourn Tony Snow?: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/7/12/113616/867/661/550555
Hollywod movie: Death of a President: “assassination of President George W. Bush”: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0853096/
Death Threats Against Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas during “dancing with the stars”: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6061268/death_threats_against_bristol_palin.html
Van Jones compares President Bush to a 'crackhead': http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/57373-jones-likens-bush-to-a-crackhead-in-latest-video-gaffe?page=1
During a concert, Madonna threatens to kick Sarah Palin's ass: http://www.buzzfeed.com/laurencook/madonna-ill-kick-sarah-palins-ass-nv
President Obama: “If they bring a knife to a fight, we bring a gun.”: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/06/14/obama-if-they-bring-a-knife-to-the-fight-we-bring-a-gun/
Daily Kos article on Gabrielle Giffords just two days before assassination attempt; repeated the use of word “dead” in relation to Giffords. “My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!”
Daily Kos put “bulls eye” on Gabrielle Giffords back in June 2008
Daily Kos scrubbed their web site but screen shots can be found at: http://hillbuzz.org/?s=daily+kos+target This site also contains a screen shot of a common Democrat political graphic using “bulls eye” targets.
yelp.com:“Who else hopes 'The' Dick Cheney Dies?”:http://www.yelp.com/topic/chicago-who-else-hopes-the-dick-cheney-dies
Monday, December 20, 2010
One way to take part of the money out of the elections process would be to repeal the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This would return the process of electing Senators to the Legislatures of the States. Repealing the Twelfth Amendment would return the election of the President back to the electors appointed by the State Legislature. Both of these actions would reduce the number of people who could unduly effect these elections so it would be easier to tell if any corruption had taken place. We are then left with the election of our Representatives. Because the districts in the states from which our Representatives are elect are relatively small, I think any corruption can be easily detected.
A wider solution to the influence of money problem would be to remove all campaign contributions. Because such contributions can and do give the appearance of bribes, I don't feel to deny them would violate the Constitution of the United States. These are current of hopeful public officials under article one of the Constitution and therefore don't have the right to freedom of speech. Government officials don't have rights, they only have powers delegated to them by the states and the people. Candidates must be able to get their message out in a reasonable manner. To do so, I think each candidate should get equal time on all media. We should only hear from the candidates themselves and all claims must be honest and verifiable. If a claim is proven to be dishonest the candidate should be removed from consideration for office.
Because government is controlled by corporations, I'm under no illusion that this proposal would ever come close to being implemented in our current form of governance. Because there are so many citizens waking up to the corruption and abuse of our elected officials, I do hope this can start a debate about how we can return to a Constitutional Republic.