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You Know You Live In A Country Run By Idiots If….

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You Know You Live In A Country Run By Idiots If….

…A Muslim Army officer crying “Allah Akbar” while shooting up an army base and killing 13 soldiers is considered to have committed “Workplace Violence” while an American citizen boasting a Ron Paul bumper sticker is classified as a “Domestic Terrorist”.

….You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.

….Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.

….A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher “cute” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.

….The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.

….Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of “underprivileged” drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools.

….Working class Americans pay for their own health care (and the health care of everyone else) while unmarried women are free to have child after child on the “State’s” dime ($six figures) while never being held responsible for their own choices (incentive to breed built into system).

….Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid and subsidized housing, and free cell phones.

….The government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).

….Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.

….Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.

….The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.

….Parents believe the State is responsible for providing for their children.

….You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iPhones, TV’s and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars).

….Your government can add anything they want to your kid’s water (fluoride, chlorine, etc.) but you are not allowed to give them raw milk.

….Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you “safe”.

….You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.

….An 80 year old woman can be strip searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.

h/t runt-of-the-web.com

 

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Supreme Disappointment

I received an e-mail from a Tea Partier urging me to write the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States asking them to find ObamaCare to be unconstitutional.  I had never thought of writing the Supreme Court Justices previously on any issue as it seems the Constitution is quite clear on the role of government in our lives.  Thus, it would be folly to expect a member of this panel to be swayed by my impassioned plea.

h/t supremecourt.gov

However, I made the trip to the Supreme Court’s web site.  What a disappointment that (likely 20 million dollar) web site is.  Sections don’t overlay their background properly, calendar gives novice error messages, and colors make certain text nearly unreadable.  It’s clear that this web site was created with Obama Stimulus money.

But, the biggest disappointment is the entries on the calendar – or lack thereof.  As I write, we are in the 153rd day of the year on June 1st, 2012 – 41.9% of the way through the year.  To date, the Supreme Court has heard oral arguments on – wait for it – 27 days.  27 days.

On the day I visited the Supreme Court in 2010 and happened to get inside to witness 5 minutes of the arguments, they were done by noon.  I don’t think they started at 6:00am, but let’s assume they started at 8:00.  We’ll pretend they hear arguments for 4 hours per argument day.  That means of the 153 days of 2012, they have used 2.9% of the available hours to hear arguments.  If we assume a hard working 10 hour day, then they’ve only heard arguments on 7% of the hours available (I seem to work every weekend).

I realize there is much to do with each argument held on each case reviewed.  The process of selecting cases for judicial attention is a gauntlet.  But, 27 days.

To the urgings of my fellow Tea Partier’s, I did not find a method of directly contacting the Justices.  There is an address for general mail, but I do not get the idea that my logical arguments on any case will be under the Justices’ consideration… …which is probably the way things should be.

Can you imagine a country where laws are upheld based on the number of letters received in the mailbox?  Or, angry crowds surrounding the court house threatening upheaval if a case is decided against their wishes.

But, alas, here is their general mailing address:

Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20543

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2012 in Obama, Supreme Court

 

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Do You Know Your State’s Preamble?

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Alabama 1901, Preamble:

  • We the people of the State of Alabama , invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution..

Alaska 1956, Preamble:

  • We, the people of Alaska , grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.

Arizona 1911, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the State of Arizona , grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…

Arkansas 1874, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government…

California 1879, Preamble:

  • We, the People of the State of California , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…

Colorado 1876, Preamble:

  • We, the people of Colorado , with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe…

Connecticut 1818, Preamble:

  • The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy.

Delaware 1897, Preamble:

  • Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences.

Florida 1885, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the State of Florida , grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution…

Georgia 1777, Preamble:

  • We, the people of Georgia , relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution…

Hawaii 1959, Preamble:

  • We, the people of Hawaii , Grateful for Divine Guidance … Establish this Constitution.

Idaho 1889, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the State of Idaho , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.

Illinois 1870, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil , political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

Indiana 1851, Preamble:

  • We, the People of the State of Indiana , grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.

Iowa 1857, Preamble:

  • We, the People of the State of Iowa , grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution.

Kansas 1859, Preamble:

  • We, the people of Kansas , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.

Kentucky 1891, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties..

Louisiana 1921, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the State of Louisiana , grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.

Maine 1820, Preamble:

  • We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity … And imploring His aid and direction.

Maryland 1776, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the state of Maryland , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty…

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble:

  • We…the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction

Michigan 1908, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the State of Michigan , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, establish this Constitution.

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the State of Minnesota , grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:

Mississippi 1890, Preamble:

  • We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.

Missouri 1845, Preamble:

  • We, the people of Missouri , with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness- Establish this Constitution…

Montana 1889, Preamble:

  • We, the people of Montana , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution..

Nebraska 1875, Preamble:

  • We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom. Establish this Constitution.

Nevada 1864, Preamble:

  • We the people of the State of Nevada , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution…

New Hampshire 1792, Part I.. Art. I. Sec. V:

  • Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

New Jersey 1844, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

New Mexico 1911, Preamble:

  • We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty..

New York 1846, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.

North Carolina 1868, Preamble:

  • We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those…

North Dakota 1889, Preamble:

  • We, the people of North Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain…

Ohio 1852, Preamble:

  • We the people of the state of Ohio , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common.

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble:

  • Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2.:

  • All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble:

  • We, the people of Pennsylvania , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance…

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble:

  • We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing….

South Carolina, 1778, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

South Dakota 1889, Preamble:

  • We, the people of South Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties.

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III:

  • That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience…

Texas 1845, Preamble:

  • We the People of the Republic of Texas , acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.

Utah 1896, Preamble:

  • Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.

Vermont 1777, Preamble:

  • Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man.

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI:

  • Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other

Washington 1889, Preamble:

  • We the People of the State of Washington , grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution

West Virginia 1872, Preamble:

  • Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God ….

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble:

  • We, the people of Wisconsin , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility….

Wyoming 1890, Preamble:

  • We, the people of the State of Wyoming , grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution…

After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong! (Please note that at no time is anyone told that they MUST worship God.)

Let us bring God back into America !

GOD BLESS AMERICA !

 

 
 

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Claire McCaskill Votes Away Your Gun Rights

Hey Missourians…

In the same manner Sonia Sotomayor lied about her views on the 2nd Amendment, Elena Kagan doesn’t even have the ability to state that you have Natural Rights — like the right to defend yourself.

So, thanks to Claire McCaskill for voting to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.  We look forward to her first rulings against the 1st and 2nd Amendments!

Unlike with Sotomayor, we thank Kit Bond for voting with common sense against Kagan’s confirmation

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2010 in Amendments, Supreme Court

 

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Go-Along Grahams

Yesterday, RINO Lindsey Graham voted with the Democrats in the Judiciary committee to present radical justice nominee Elena Kagan to the full Senate for confirmation vote.  Conceding that Elena Kagan is his philosophical Antichrist, he related the pathetic argument that “elections have consequences”.  Then, he quoted Phil Graham from whom he copied his logic for his Kagan vote:

“So I’m going to vote for this nominee not because I agree with him philosophically, but because I believe he is qualified. I believe he is credible. I believe his views, though they’re different than mine, are within the mainstream of thinking of his political party.

“Whether I like it or not — and I do not — I do not — the American people put Bill Clinton into the White House. This nomination is a result of that. I’m not going to stand in the way of it because I differ philosophically with this nominee.

“I’m going to vote for him, and that doesn’t mean I’m pro-choice. I’m very pro-life. I’m going to vote for him because I believe that the last election had consequences and this president chose someone who was qualified, who has the experience and knowledge to serve on this court, who’s in the mainstream of liberal philosophy and understands the difference between being a liberal judge and a politician.”

Lindsey Graham will pretend Kagan is in the mainstream when she already said she will be glad to try to fill the shoes of the liberal Justice John Paul Stevens (who is retiring) AND JUST VOTED twice to remove our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.  Graham Redux feels that elections have consequences and thus we rubber-stamp the President’s nominees.

Well, Lindsey, then why fight? Don’t we just want to rubber-stamp his policies on all issues?  Bail-outs, Health Care, Cap and Tax, Financial Reform, Extending Unemployments and Deficit Spending?  Why put up a fight on any issue?  Why not be like Missouri’s Memorex-McCaskill and do Harry Reid’s bidding?

If you didn’t notice, the people of South Caroline voted you into office to be THEIR voice — not the voice of Washington politics.  Do you think for one minute the majority of South Carolinians want you to vote for someone that would strip them of their right to bear arms — someone also with radical views on free speech?  Don’t answer; you know it was a rhetorical question, and everyone knows the answer.

Senator Barack Obama didn’t play the “elections don’t matter” card when he voted against George Bush’s nominees Alito and Roberts.  Now he laughs as you pathetically play Washington insider instead of voting South Carolina’s conscience!

Think ya been there too long!

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2010 in Bill Of Rights, Bush, Supreme Court

 

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Bond, McCaskill, and Kagan

This was sent to the Southeast Missourian as  a Letter To The Editor on 7/12/10:

In the near future, Missouri’s Senators will have an opportunity to vote to confirm Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court. The question this time is whether or not Bond and McCaskill will vote with Missouri values or with Washington Politics.

Both Missouri Senators voted to confirm Sotomayor. During her nomination hearings, Sotomayor, under oath, testified that she believed in the 2nd Amendment. “I understand the individual right fully that the Supreme Court recognized in Heller.”

However, in the McDonald vs. Chicago case, which extended Heller to a state-level gun-ban, Sotomayor joined the dissent saying:

“In sum, the Framers did not write the Second Amendment in order to protect a private right of armed self defense.”

Here (http://www.redstate.com/brian_d/2010/07/01/fact-kagan-is-anti-second-amendment/) is a great review of Kagan’s anti-gun stance!

We know that Sotomayor lied during her confirmation about her anti-gun stance; we know Kagan will do the same in dancing around the issue. Will Bond and McCaskill this time face the reality of her views against the text of the Constitution and Missouri’s values?

I pray this time they’ll vote NO! You already have one reason to vote out McCaskill (Sotomayor); her vote to confirm Kagan will just be more fuel for the fire. And, the RINO Kit Bond… …he can’t retire fast enough for me.

Take some time and look into her thoughts on the 1st Amendment if you want a REAL scare!

 

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Supreme Justice

Someone on the radio mentioned that, without the Declaration of Independence, there would be no U.S. Constitution.  Absent the former document, there would have been no Revolutionary War, Constitution, Louisiana Purchase, Manifest Destiny, Civil War, Bush Doctrine or President Obama.

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.”

In the eloquence of the two sentences above, a new nation was borne – free of the tyranny of cerntralised government; free of the burdensome taxation; free of the oppression of laws benefiting the government at the detriment of the people;  free of swarms of officers sent to harass the people and eat out their substance… …and built on the tenant that men and women are the most well equipped to realize their destiny, perform responsibly within as society, and pursue happiness.

Two Hundred Thirty-Four years later America fifty colonies are once again dwarfed by the behemoth that is the Federal Government.  Again, America sees those that would call themselves representatives of the people enacting legislation that disregards the people’s true will and desire, and with a complicit Supreme Court, such laws allow the officers to continue to eat from the people’s substance.

The final protectorate of the Constitution, the Supreme Court, will find itself again at the center of attention through the summer of 2010 as a current Justice retires , a new Justice is nominated, and a new Justice is confirmed.  This process has been completed 111 times before including the nomination and confirmation of the arguably racist Sonia Sotomayor.  The complicit press will again ignore the left-leaning judicial activism of the nominees, and a circus will appear on C-SPAN that would bore you even if your favorite past-time was to watch grass grow.

At times over the past 30 years, various judges, lawyers, and nominees have decreed the Constitution as highly pliable and moldable for the situation at hand.  Similarly, judges, lawyers, and nominees have looked to the laws of Europe and the rest of the world for guidance in their decisions.

According to Title 28, Chapter I, Part 453 of the United States Code, each Supreme Court Justice takes the following oath:

    “I, [NAME], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as [TITLE] under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.

When the Supreme Court re-convenes in the Fall of 2010, the new Justice along with the rest of the Court will hear cases of constitutionality that affect every human being in America.  They will be asked to reflect on the words of the Constitution, their meaning, and dispense rulings monumental in nature.

Instead of looking to Europe for guidance, instead of looking to the world for direction, and instead of plying and molding the Constitution to the will of the Congress and the President, let us pray that the Justices of the Supreme Court will look back to our most critical founding document, The Declaration of Independence, to determine the veracity and Constitutionality of the law at hand.  And, based on their Oath of Office, let us pray that they will protect the true meaning of the Constitution as written.

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2010 in Supreme Court

 

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