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Disrespect for Property at Heart of Global Debt Crisis

In the aftermath of Greek voters’ overwhelming rejection of a deal with the European Central Bank, many options are being discussed to prevent the much discussed Grexit.

Demonstrating that nothing is absolute in politics, especially when money is concerned, approximately a month will transpire before the actual repercussions of the vote are known, as European leaders must meet and discuss what they will do.

Lost in the global politicking is any sense of respect for private property, which money embodies.

Currency is a material expression of ownership. By standardizing worth, money helps protect private property. It engenders respect for personal liberty. For, if one person owns something, their own rights are more likely to inspire considerate treatment for others.

But the prevailing societal attitudes, both by private citizens, bankers and politicians, has ignored the philosophy at the root of currency valuation.

The possibility that Greece may institute a “haircut”- a government seizure of a percentage of deposits over a certain amount- in order to finance a new currency shows a blatant disregard for money. Greek’s collective tantrum over austerity measures shows they also do not value the currency they borrowed. And the banking officials whose easy money policies have contributed to the debt crisis sweeping the world certainly also lack this basic respect.

But this attitude also transcends the eurozone. The United States has engaged in reckless control of its markets through virtually limitless quantitative easing and by forcing irresponsible lending practices upon banks. As a result, prices have necessarily skyrocketed.

And this means people’s purchasing power shrinks. Exponentially increasing government expenditures are accompanied by endless taxation, which draws down the amount of resources individuals can use for their own needs. Their purchasing power—and unlimited ability to pursue business or creative enterprises—is directly impeded in proportion to the percentage of assets appropriated.

This is an exponential cycle, for the more taxes government takes, the more programs it creates and the more revenue it needs from its citizens and from foreign banking powers.

The only end to this is a reaffirmation of money’s root. Too often it is seen as either a bogeyman for the duplicitous oligarchs of finance and politics, or merely as a means to an end, which can be manipulated without regard to consequence.

But, money is neither good nor evil. It is a tool by which property can be traded. It is the material expression of property. And, as such, it is the fountainhead of personal liberty.

It must be safeguarded, like any other liberty, against public and private institutions that would seek to appropriate it for their own power.

Greece is the inevitable end result of complacency in the face of such machinations. The scrambling to prevent the collapse is as much self-interest as empathy. The consequence-free easy money policies all Western nations engage in stand threatened by a Grexit. This means the livelihoods of more than the Greek people are at stake.

Whether the people of America will see the writing on the wall before the United States’ creditors come knocking remains to be seen.

 

Time to Return America to God

 

This nation has fallen far because Godless government “officials” and the minions of satan have removed the Hand of God from the reins and have told Him He is no longer welcome Eagle- America Deserves Betterin the public forum. They have done this while Christians sat back not wanting to “offend” those who get offended any time they don’t get their way unopposed, like a 2 year old throwing a fit when told “NO”!! It is time for Christian citizens to reverse this trend and invite God back into the driver seat of our nation. With this in mind I wrote these three articles: (http://www.conservativedailynews.com/2015/07/declaration-of-independence-2015/ ) (http://www.conservativedailynews.com/2015/06/the-new-world-order-socialist-party-controls-america/) (http://www.conservativedailynews.com/2015/07/the-supreme-court-what-constitution-what-god/). This nation was not established as a theocracy but WAS established as a representative republic FOUNDED on biblical principles. George Washington stated that the Constitution would only work for a good and moral people. All of our major laws can be linked directly to the Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mt. Sinai.

Today the U S A is a dictatorial oligarchy ruled by people who ignore the Constitution and the Word of God, the Holy Bible. Too many politicians, judges, and citizens have decided that they can dismiss or ignore any part of either that does not justify their personal Constitutionagendas, agendas that are sinful or evil, and for some of them tyrannical. Laws and customs that require honesty and morality are constantly under attack and many so-called Christians either join in the attacks or cower in fear of political correctness so they won’t be ridiculed and called bigots, racists, or intolerant. The inclusive, diverse, tolerant fools are very selective in their pronounced “virtues”, excluding any Godliness from their “enlightened” state!!!!!

When the arrogant fools who rule our nation openly support the satanic cult of islam, and Holy biblesupport homosexuality and abortion as inherent citizen rights and obligations that society must support under the Constitution God cannot and will not bless us as a nation. The only way to return the United States of America to being the “shining city on a hill” it was formed as is to rid ourselves of murder and perversion as national policy and we can only do that by deposing politicians and judges who make those things the predominant policies of the nation, hence my last article: http://www.conservativedailynews.com/2015/07/declaration-of-independence-2015/. That item was not written now nor published on July 4th by accident. The content and timing was a work of God to inspire and motivate modern day patriots to take up the whole armor of God and to do battle to preserve His creation of this nation, the last and best bastion of freedom on the planet.

We the People are being bullied by a minority who spit in the face of God and do so in our names, bringing judgment on all of us. I pray regularly for forgiveness that I have noEagle Fighting for Freedomt done more in the past to stop this and ask for the strength to stop it now. I suffered a massive stroke August 19, 2014 and cannot take to the streets to protest as right now walking is very difficult and my left arm is still unusable. God is doing a lot of healing but it is a long slow process. There are many who are able to take actions that others of us cannot. The nation and future generations need all of us to step up as others have in times past. Our founders gave their lives and fortunes for liberty. What can you give and what are you willing to do for the future of your country? Some can actively protest, some cannot. Some can finance those who can protest but don’t have the finances to travel to various locations. Others have the organizing skills to put things together. I can’t really travel due to financial AND physical limitations but can write and encourage others. To this end, “with a firm reliance on divine providence” I pledge my life, my God given skills, and my sacred honor, all that I have to offer.

If you want to preserve freedom for yourself, your children, and your grandchildren I urge Bible, flag, guns, Our rightsyou to get busy doing what you can, physically, financially, organizationally, or whatever you can do to help. Christians are God’s agents on earth and it is the duty of all of us to act now to restore our faith to the seats of power or see generations live under Godless tyranny. Acting doesn’t necessarily mean you have to take up arms and go to war, but sitting quietly hoping evil won’t bite you is no longer an option. Will you stand for God when you are needed or will you deny His kingdom on earth and hope He won’t deny you in Heaven? Now is the time for Christians to honor God with their actions to show they are indeed His people. Saddle up patriots, the time to act is now. Barak Obama and his satanic minions have declared war on the Christian faith and its followers. They won’t stop until they have eradicated all vestiges of Christianity and will succeed unless we step up and follow God in the battle against evil. This is a battle against evil and satan, a battle against principalities and powers the bible states, and one that we must fight if we are to preserve what God established in the late 1700s. God will bring victory but He expects us to help. The Israelites defeated many much stronger enemies in biblical times. God was with them but they couldn’t sit in their tents waiting for God to do it all and neither can we. We must honor God in what we do and how we do it but we MUST do it. I honor and acknowledge God in what I write as He is the one who allows me the privilege of writing in His name, inspiring me and providing the words I merely transcribe for Him.

So, what will it be? Do we stand up for God and the Christian faith or do we cower in fear of ridicule from the self-proclaimed “enlightened ones”? I have never been one to cower Afraid to speak against tyrannyand won’t be silent out of fear now for God is my shepherd, I shall not want. Islam teaches that hating and murdering others is the way to their “heaven” (really Hell) but Jesus Christ taught that belief in Him as the Son of God crucified for the forgiveness of our sins and risen from the dead for our salvation is the way to Heaven. and loving others (though not necessarily their actions) is important. We are not expected by Jesus to applaud homosexuals for their behavior but we aren’t to kill them either, which we don’t do!!!!! Refusing to accept what God calls sin is not hate in spite of what liberals say. We MUST do our part and do it now!!!!!

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

July 5, 2015

A New Declaration of Independence for 2015

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In light of the similarity between the actions of King George III and the current federal government a reissuance of the Declaration of Independence is not only appropriate but very necessary. We the people have suffered long beyond “while evils are sufferable” and have tried diligently to persuade our elected “representatives” to listen to our demands that they adhere to the Constitution but they continually refuse to obey their employers, We the People. Now even the “supreme court” ignores our founding document to impose their personal will on citizens. Bureaucrats unlawfully impose regulations on every aspect of liberty. The despotism at the federal level has reached well beyond acceptance and as a result the federal government must be abolished.

Barack Obama, Congress, and the courts have repeatedly refused to abide by the Constitution, imposing regulations that violate the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 9th, and 10th Amendments. The executive branch under Obama has violated the 1st Amendment by threatening, and taking, legal action against any Christian organization and person that refuses to accept homosexuality as normal human behavior. They have violated the 2ndConstitution 2 Amendment by implementing gun control regulations, such as registration and very subjective background checks that they have no legal right to implement. They have also violated the restrictions placed on the federal government in the enumerated powers clause.   Courts have violated the 4th Amendment by upholding law enforcement seizing money and assets without a citizen being charged with or even suspected of a crime. Barack Obama is using tax dollars to support islamic groups that have declared war on our nation, has ignored immigration rules to allow illegal alien invaders free entry into our land and is providing said invaders with welfare, social security, and Medicare benefits to the detriment of citizens who have paid into those programs for years. Obama refuses to acknowledge the threat of islam and calls honorably discharged veterans and other citizens potential domestic terrorists because they demand that he and congress abide by the Constitution. Obama also issues executive orders by the dozens, orders that assume powers not bequeathed to the office, including orders that by-pass the duties of Congress. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/243179-obama-asserts-Bible, flag, guns, Our rightspower-over-small-waterways). He has also issued executive orders that subvert the rights guaranteed the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens, another blatant act of treason.

Obama sends soldiers to war under rules of engagement that make victory impossible and puts those soldiers in unnecessary danger of death or serious injury while giving the enemy aid in the form of money, arms, and propaganda. These are serious offenses that constitute treason against the nation he is supposed to serve as chief executive and commander in chief. The actions of Barak Obama are inexcusable and detrimental to the security and well-being of citizens and the nation as a whole, and are just cause for his removal from office yet Congress refuses to do their duty under the Constitution to put a stop to the treasonous actions of a runaway dictator. Obama has stated that he can rule with his pen and phone, without the consent of Congress or We the People.

The supreme court has violated the 9th and 10th Amendments by telling states they cannot follow state Constitutions, and the biblical tenets upon which this nation was Holy biblefounded, that outline marriage status; and have negated the prosecutions of illegal alien invaders that violate immigration laws. Congress and the current regime refuse to rein in these usurpations of judicial conduct, violations of their oaths of office.

Obamacare penalties, declared legitimate taxes by the supreme court, originated in the Senate, a clear violation of section 7 of the Constitution that says all tax laws shall be initiated in the House of Representatives. Obamacare was passed in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, using reconciliation, a tactic which is not appropriate in that case. Barack Obama, with the acquiescence of Congress, has Il Duce Obamaundermined the sovereignty of this nation by bowing to the united nations and countries who seek to dominate our nation. Obama and Congress seek to unlawfully disarm American citizens by agreeing to abide by united nations edicts that deny 2nd Amendment rights to American citizens based on following international edicts of tyranny. These actions clearly violate their oath of office and their responsibilities under the Constitution. Obama has divided the nation based on race and has sought to disarm the populace by illegally providing automatic weapons to Mexican drug cartels and using said weapons sales to attempt to subvert the 2nd Amendment rights of American citizens, God given rights guaranteed by our founders in the Constitution. The supreme court has recently said states cannot decide who may or may not be married, clearly not their prerogative under the Constitution based on the enumerated powers listed.

Based on the grievances listed, and more issues not listed, it is time to throw off the bonds of tyranny and establish a new nation based on the original Constitution with newly Eagle Changing Things I Cannotg Acceptelected representatives, term limits established, criminal penalties for those who violate the oath of office, and all current elected and appointed officials being forever banned from holding any position in the new federal government. I also submit that judges should be elected by the people instead of appointed by politicians according to political agendas as is currently the case, and should also be subject to term limits and penalties for abusing or ignoring their oath of office. Some think the answer is an Article V convention but those who ignore what we have now will also ignore the results of an Article V convention and likely abolish what we have now.

This current tyranny did not start with Obama. In 2001 a Republican controlled Congress Eagle-We Will Not Complypassed the misnamed “Patriot Act” and it was signed by fellow Republican George W. Bush so this is not a partisan issue against Barak Obama and Democrats. The “Patriot Act” essentially abolished “Posse Commitatus” as a part of the U S Constitution. What we have is an ongoing bi-partisan act of tyranny on the part of both Democrats and Republicans allied against the ideals of the founding fathers and the citizens of this nation to rule over us as they see fit.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

July 4, 2015

Has America Lost Its Collective Mind?

gay-marriage-ruling-cartoon-mckeeWith the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage last week, the fundamental building block of society is no longer affirmed by the rule of law. Rather, by judicial fiat, the legal doors have been thrown open for legitimization of literally any possible kind of relationship as viable and recognizable by the state.

Dr. Patrick Fagan, a sociologist and psychologist has said, “The family is the fundamental building block of society and predates the state and even the societies it builds… At the heart of the family is the mother and father who bring their children into existence.” This is a self-evident truth, regardless of who said it, and anthropologists, biologists, sociologists, politicians, and religious leaders have reiterated that very sentiment. The family is the building block of society and civilization, and the cornerstone to that foundation, or the genesis of it, is a mother and a father.

Jefferson-judgesAs evidence that the nation has collectively lost its mind, the highest court in the land has affirmed that “Adam and Steve” are as viable in creating the social building blocks of society as Adam and Eve were. But such convolution is unavoidable in a society where words no longer have literal meaning, but only interpretive based on contemporary perceptions of “rights” and state sanctioned privileges.

As logically bizarre as it is, the tenets of the 14th Amendment were used as justification. The Amendment was adopted following the Civil War to ensure that all citizens, regardless of color, were assured “equal protection of the laws.” The tenet was crucial to resolving issues related to race, and logically tenable. After all, no one has the ability to choose their race, their skin color, or other congenital features determined genetically. Nor can they arbitrarily choose their sex, which is why it’s also logically tenable for application of the Amendment in cases related to sexual discrimination.

Gay-Marriage-QuestionBut now, for the first time, “equal protection of the laws” is applied based on behavior and choice. For even if there are predilections, or a predisposition, to behave in a certain way, it is still ultimately a matter of choice whether each person acts on those inclinations. And with this caveat, application of the equal protection clause can now legally, albeit illogically, applied to anything that is behaviorally based, or has an element of choice to it. Since the “right” to “marry” no longer has any legitimacy as an anthropological, biological, or social convention, as etymologically it has held for eons, everything and anything is game.

All “marriage” restrictions can now be revisited, reinterpreted, and re-adjudicated from the bench. Marriage will continue to be redefined since it is no longer based on natural law. There is no viable logical limitation that can be applied to prevent further morphing of the term. It will of necessity evolve to include everyone who loves anyone, or anything. The man who wanted to marry his horse a few years ago, can no longer be logically proscribed, and the trio from Montana who said this week they want to be married, are all viable. And all other barriers and restrictions will necessarily fall as well since the logic and the fundamental raison d’être behind marriage is now discarded in the dustbin of history.

Stalin-America-CollapseThe political leap from equal treatment of individuals under the law, to equal treatment of behavior and relationships under the law, is one of quantum proportions that defies logic.

And since equal protection now can be applied to behavior and choice, what’s to prevent the next fad group averring their presumed “constitutional rights,” from requiring egalitarian application of the rule to income, aptitude tests, performance reviews, school exams, or any other “right” that some hair brained group claims they’re entitled to “equality under the law?” Pandora’s legal box of horrors has now been thrown open!

No wonder the most logical and constitutionally sound justice on the court, Justice Antonin Scalia, ripped the majority opinion as mercilessly as he did. He called it a “judicial Putsch” that poses a “threat to American democracy.” He added that a “system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.” He said the Court’s “naked judicial claim to legislative—indeed, super-legislative—power bulldozed the right of the People to self-government.”

We The PeopleIn a freaky, unconventional way, America has advanced in its claim to being the “land of the free.” We are now free from logic, common sense, and the literal rule of law. Welcome to the new Wild West where laws can mean what they don’t literally say; the rights of the people as asserted by initiative and referendum, are voided by five politicians in robes, posing as “judges” of the Constitution; and natural law, laws of biology and sociology, as well as language etymology, are all trash-canned to allow 1.5-2.5% of the population to have their lifestyle validated and affirmed.

In light of current judicial trends, no wonder Jefferson referred to the judicial branch as “the despotic branch.” Abraham Lincoln aptly described our current state, “If the policy of the Government upon vital questions…is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers.” Interestingly, he may have also provided the solution. “The people — the people — are the rightful masters of both congresses, and courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it.”

Associated Press award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho and is a graduate of Idaho State University with degrees in Political Science and History and coursework completed toward a Master’s in Public Administration. He can be reached at [email protected].

 

A Nation of Wimps and Sheep

My beloved country The United States of America used to be a proud and strong country. The  leader of the free world coming to the aid of the little guy and feeding the world, but no more.  We have become a nation of wimps and sheep blindly following the leader thanks to political correctness and liberal socialists changing our country and enslaving the population into the gripping tentacles of big government and regulations telling us what we can and can’t do or say.

We used to have the mightiest army in the world. Obama has since reduced us to pre WW11status and purged 900 generals and senior officers from all 4 branches of the armed forces. He has reduced our nuclear capabilities while Putin has ordered 49 new nuclear missiles.

The latest incursions turning us into a nation of wimps and sheep is the reactions to Donald Trump’s remarks about Mexican immigrants and the fuss over the confederate flag.

maar02-donald-trump-portrait.jpg (300×397)In his recent announcement speech for President Trump said,  “Mexican immigrants are “bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Well you would have thought WW111 was declared and panic ensued.  Univision and NBC cancelled his Miss America pageant,  Macey’s soon followed by canceling his product line and some New York businesses were meeting to decide whether  to keep doing business with him even though what he said was true. Had Trump be a democrat I’m sure they would have agreed with him.

Trump didn’t say all Mexicans were like that and said some are good people, but what he said was true. Our prisons are filed with criminals who are illegals  coming   across the border in droves and not just from Mexico as Trump stated, but the media doesn’t mention  that part..It’s a mass invasion and many are rapists and killers. UPDATE: Man arrested for San Francisco killing deported several times… MS13 gang members have been coming across the border and Obama even admitted some are gang bangers. The borders are wide open and Obama ordered the border guards to push back six miles. Drug shipments in the tons have been intercepted and still they come in by the ton. Many thru tunnels built underneath the border. There are at least 13-14 million illegals here now and every one of them broke the law which is why we call them illegals and not “undocumented workers” as Obama wants to call them.  Some of the thousands of illegal alien youths have carried dangerous contagious diseases that had been considered eradicated in the U.S., such as swine flu, dengue fever, possibly the Ebola virus and tuberculosis. Welcome to Obama’s hope and change. How dare Donald tell the truth.

Trump is showing no sign of backing down.

“My statements have been contorted to seem racist and discriminatory,” he wrote in a message to supporters on Thursday. “What I want is for legal immigrants to not be unfairly punished because others are coming into America illegally, flooding the labor market and not paying taxes.”

“You can count on me to keep fighting,” he continued.

Trump is no dummy and not a person to tangle with. He has lots of money, is financing his own campaign and has the best lawyers money can buy. He told NBC beforehand he quit to run his campaign so they couldn’t really fire him and it doesn’t matter anyway since he quit first. He told Univision they are forbidden from using the golf course next to his in Florida and is suing them for breach of contract to the tune of 500 million dollars. He told Macey’s he was thinking about pulling his clothing line out  anyway when he found his products were made in China instead of America and was thinking about having his own line made out of products made in America. So all these companies fold like cheap cameras and follow each other instead of sticking by someone who told the truth.

confederatenavyjack.gif (324×216)Next we have the issue with confederate flag. A young 21 year old psycho racist kid  kills six black people in a church and is seen in photos  he had taken of  himself holding rebel confederate flag which has been around for over 150 years now. All of sudden it becomes a symbol of racism instead of southern heritage and holy hell breaks out and the PC crowd along with the media turn it into a racial fiasco.

Nikki Haley the governor of South Carolina where the murders occurred   took it down from federal property which is understandable, but then the ruckus ensued. Walmart banned the selling of the confederate flag, but yet they sold a cake with the ISIS flag on it. Walmart refuses order for Confederate cake but bakes ISIS cake instead .

NASCAR bans the confederate flag, but after numerous complaints wimps out and says they will sell the flag along with the American flag.

Now the latest to fold and wimp out and follow the leader is TV Land by pulling The Dukes of Hazzard  from their lineup because they have a confederate flag on the top of their car. Well this was too much for cast members John Schneider and Ben “Cooter “Jones.

I agree with Schneider who posted “I am saddened that one angry and misguided individual can cause one of the most beloved television shows in the history of the medium to suddenly be seen in this light,” Schneider said Wednesday. “Are people who grew up watching the show now suddenly racists?”

 

TV Land announced  Wednesday that it pulled the Dukes of Hazzard after the nationwide uproar over the Confederate flag following the June 17th church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. A photo of alleged shooter, Dylann Roof, was found online in which he was holding a Confederate flag, considered by some to be a symbol of racism.

 

Wednesday afternoon, Schneider tweeted a photo of Dylan Roof holding a burning American flag while wearing a Gold’s Gym tank top. “I am grossly offended by flag burning. But…is the Gold’s Gym logo to be considered a symbol of racism as well now?” he posted.

 

I humbly agree. If a kid holding a confederate flag is racist then the same kid wearing a Gold’s Gym shirt should also be considered racist. Let‘s start boycotting Gold’s Gym now and burn all their shirts. Get the drift?

 

Ben “Cooter”Jones, another former Dukes of Hazzard star and a former democratic congressman also had harsh words for TV land confederate flag critics, “The Dukes of Hazzard is shown in 37countires,”Jones said, “It’s enjoyed by people of all races and colors, white, black, red, yellow, etc. It brought them lots of laughs, action and entertainment and the flag on the car didn’t bring any suggestion of racism to them. It’s utterly rediculous.  Dukes Stars Have Harsh Words For TV Land After Show Is Dropped .

Ann Coulter is another one who tells the truth and tells it like it is and people don’t want to hear it. She was recently at a book signing for her new book “Adios America. The Left’s Plan to Turn Americas into a Third World Hellhole” when a group of Hispanic protestors gathered outside yelling and ripping pages from her book saying things like, “Ann go back to Europe.” She’s not even from there, she’s born and raised here in the United States and so are her parents. Shows how ignorant they are.

She responded by saying, “At least they weren’t molesting 4 year olds.” I cringed at that comment until l found that the age of consent in Mexico is 12 years old. Some Mexican men don’t limit themselves to 12-year-olds.  According  to Coulter: “318 ten-year-old girls gave birth in Mexico in 2011 and in the Mexican state of Jalisco alone 465 girls between the ages of ten and fourteen gave birth.”   

The United States is now the second largest Spanish speaking country in the world and one third of Mexico’s population is here now.

Obama’s domestic affairs secretary and former V.P.to La Raza , Cecilia Nunez said she wants to eventually have the United States be of an all brown race and not white anymore. In other words the Whitehouse plans to destroy America from within. Welcome to Obama’s America. Welcome to hope and change.

Mark Levin Show: White House Conference Call Reveals Nefarious Plans to Destro

Obama goes for integration over deportation for illegals…

Screaming Immigrants Disrupt Ann Coulter Signing…

Destroy books…

She Fires Back: ‘At least they weren’t molesting any 4-year-olds’…

HISPANIC ‘LEADERS’ SAY REPUBLICAN PARTY MUST CONDEMN TRUMP…

The “supreme court”!!!! What Constitution????? What God?????

 

Constitution 2Once again we see the Constitution rendered irrelevant. This time by five people who view themselves and their opinions as superior to even the Word of God, and ignore the precepts that this nation was founded upon. Five arrogant “what I think is above all else in the universe” lawyers have decided that they can determine what states can or cannot do in spite of the fact that the Constitution does not give them that right. This nation is no longer a representative republic. It is now a dictatorship ruled by people who don’t even acknowledge God as being above themselves. They expect Christians to abandon our beliefs andBible n Flag Picture faith to adhere to their pronouncements of what should be right and wrong. The Holy Bible says a man and woman should become one flesh to populate the earth. God told Adam and Eve to take dominion over the earth and to “go forth and multiply”. The Bible also calls homosexuality an “abomination before God” and says that a man should not lay with a man as he would a woman. Those who do so will not enter Heaven.

No religion in the world, that I know of, accepts homosexuality as normal. Even the satanic cult they call Islam rejects homosexuality, and kills those who participate in homosexual activity. I guess the “supreme court” is going to force Islam to marry homosexuals! I would dare to say imams will be exempt as the entire focus of the homo Gestapo is in destroying the right of Christians to adhere to their faith. I have not heard of a single attempt to intimidate a moslem business into supporting homosexuality but it happens to Christian businesses almost daily. I wonder if the fact that Christians don’t kill them but moslems do is a factor.

Government people, elected or appointed, think of themselves as THE ultimate authority over everything. Their arrogance will be their downfall but, sadly, will take this nation down with them, including innocent people who believe in God and wish to follow His way. Christians are targeted in the USA today the way Jews were in Nazi Germany. It hasn’t come to the point of being murdered, yet, but that will happen. At first Hitler denigrated the Jews, blaming them for all of the bad economic problems that hitler4came as a result of World War I. next came the vandalism of their homes and businesses. Then came rounding them up and killing them. Today Christians are being denigrated by the government and their lackeys in the media. We are called Nazi, homophobic, bigots, closed minded, and worse because we refuse to accept what God calls sin. I didn’t determine what God’s Word says but I will follow it and suffer the recrimination and persecution it will mean in this life to gain eternal life in Paradise. The ruling on same sex marriage will ramp up the pressure to conform or be further attacked, legally at first and then physically. Those whoIl Duce Obama will dismiss this are either delusional or trying to lull Christians into passively trodding to the FEMA extermination camps thinking they will be cared for by the government as were the Jews of the 1930s.

Those who don’t comply will find taxes used against them, then find their homes and possessions confiscated, then be hunted down like rabid animals targeted for death. Don’t say it won’t happen because that is what was said when Hitler first took power but he did it. Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it won’t happen. why do you think so many politicians and leftist bureaucrats and media want people disarmed? in the 20th century 56 million people were first disarmed then murdered by their governments. Despotism isn’t gone because Hitler and Stalin are dead. There are plenty just like them in Washington D C (De Cesspool) today. They are hard at work demonizing Christian patriots, especially gun owning ones! When 5 judges can strip We the People of our right to follow God’s commandments they can strip us of the rest of our God given rights also!

Everything Hitler did to the Jews was perfectly legal under German laws the puppet parliament passed and today we see the same type of thing taking place in the USA. We are not at 1938 Germany yet but we are very, very close and accelerating to it rapidly. Again, many will dismiss and laugh at what I write but it is happening quickly and the “final solution of the Christian problem” is not far away. Hitler eventually expanded his victims well beyond the Jews and today’s despots will get around to the liberal populace, illegal aliens, and homosexuals in due time because they thrive on making victims of people.

To the homosexual Gestapo and other liberals I say ” be careful what you ask for as it will eventually bite you on the butt because Afraid to speak against tyrannySatan will come after you after Christians have all been murdered”.   Eventually Adolph Hitler got around to persecuting any person who he saw as a threat whether they were or not and this will happen here when the dictatorship is complete. You can celebrate now but you will lose in the end, and in eternity. If you say you don’t believe in God I can tell you that someday you will believe but it may be too late to change your mind then. I don’t care what peoples’ sexual preferences are but don’t slap me in the face with perversion and expect me to applaud it. Moslems likeDon't Tread On Me having sex with goats and that is fine as long as they do it in their satanic toilet countries. That is their choice but I won’t accept it as normal regardless of what some judge might say. I pray for this nation and the misguided people who believe that whatever they do should be forced on the rest of us.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

 

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

July 2, 2015

 

Once again we see the Constitution rendered irrelevant. This time by five people who view themselves and their opinions as superior to even the Word of God, and ignore the precepts that this nation was founded upon. Five arrogant “what I think is above all else in the universe” lawyers have decided that they can determine what states can or cannot do in spite of the fact that the Constitution does not give them that right. This nation is no longer a representative republic. It is now a dictatorship ruled by people who don’t even acknowledge God as being above themselves. They expect Christians to abandon our beliefs and faith to adhere to their pronouncements of what should be right and wrong. The Holy Bible says a man and woman should become one flesh to populate the earth. God told Adam and Eve to take dominion over the earth and to “go forth and multiply”. The Bible also calls homosexuality an “abomination before God” and says that a man should not lay with a man as he would a woman. Those who do so will not enter Heaven.

No religion in the world, that I know of, accepts homosexuality as normal. Even the satanic cult they call Islam rejects homosexuality, and kills those who participate in homosexual activity. I guess the “supreme court” is going to force Islam to marry homosexuals! I would dare to say imams will be exempt as the entire focus of the homo Gestapo is in destroying the right of Christians to adhere to their faith. I have not heard of a single attempt to intimidate a moslem business into supporting homosexuality but it happens to Christian businesses almost daily. I wonder if the fact that Christians don’t kill them but moslems do is a factor.

Government people, elected or appointed, think of themselves as THE ultimate authority over everything. Their arrogance will be their downfall but, sadly, will take this nation down with them, including innocent people who believe in God and wish to follow His way. Christians are targeted in the USA today the way Jews were in Nazi Germany. It hasn’t come to the point of being murdered, yet, but that will happen. At first Hitler denigrated the Jews, blaming them for all of the bad economic problems that came as a result of World War I. next came the vandalism of their homes and businesses. Then came rounding them up and killing them. Today Christians are being denigrated by the government and their lackeys in the media. We are called Nazi, homophobic, bigots, closed minded, and worse because we refuse to accept what God calls sin. I didn’t determine what God’s Word says but I will follow it and suffer the recrimination and persecution it will mean in this life to gain eternal life in Paradise. The ruling on same sex marriage will ramp up the pressure to conform or be further attacked, legally at first and then physically. Those who will dismiss this are either delusional or trying to lull Christians into passively trodding to the FEMA extermination camps thinking they will be cared for by the government as were the Jews of the 1930s.

Those who don’t comply will find taxes used against them, then find their homes and possessions confiscated, then be hunted down like rabid animals targeted for death. Don’t say it won’t happen because that is what was said when Hitler first took power but he did it. Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it won’t happen. why do you think so many politicians and leftist bureaucrats and media want people disarmed? in the 20th century 56 million people were first disarmed then murdered by their governments. Despotism isn’t gone because Hitler and Stalin are dead. There are plenty just like them in Washington D C (De Cesspool) today. They are hard at work demonizing Christian patriots, especially gun owning ones! When 5 judges can strip We the People of our right to follow God’s commandments they can strip us of the rest of our God given rights also!

Everything Hitler did to the Jews was perfectly legal under German laws the puppet parliament passed and today we see the same type of thing taking place in the USA. We are not at 1938 Germany yet but we are very, very close and accelerating to it rapidly. Again, many will dismiss and laugh at what I write but it is happening quickly and the “final solution of the Christian problem” is not far away. Hitler eventually expanded his victims well beyond the Jews and today’s despots will get around to the liberal populace, illegal aliens, and homosexuals in due time because they thrive on making victims of people.

To the homosexual Gestapo and other liberals I say ” be careful what you ask for as it will eventually bite you on the butt because Satan will come after you after Christians have all been murdered”.   Eventually Adolph Hitler got around to persecuting any person who he saw as a threat whether they were or not and this will happen here when the dictatorship is complete. You can celebrate now but you will lose in the end, and in eternity. If you say you don’t believe in God I can tell you that someday you will believe but it may be too late to change your mind then. I don’t care what peoples’ sexual preferences are but don’t slap me in the face with perversion and expect me to applaud it. Moslems like having sex with goats and that is fine as long as they do it in their satanic toilet countries. That is their choice but I won’t accept it as normal regardless of what some judge might say. I pray for this nation and the misguided people who believe that whatever they do should be forced on the rest of us.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

 

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

July 2, 2015

 

The Big Squeeze – How Obama Killed the Middle Class

Wal-mart is no longer the only retailer full of cheap, poorly-made foreign goods, American cars are made in Mexico and middle-income earners are extinct.

That’s the economy President Obama is setting up for the United States.

barack_obama_overtime exemptionTwo major agenda items for the President will cause the collapse of the manufacturing and start-up sector. The trans-pacific partnership (TPP) and his new push for raising the ceiling for overtime exemption.

The overtime exemption change won’t have the effect the president expects. Instead of magically raising everyone’s income, it will likely hurt millions of Americans:

“This change is likely to have the opposite of its intended effect and will clearly harm more workers than it helps,” Robert Cresanti, a spokesman for the International Franchise Association, said in an e-mail. “Millions of salaried workers will now become hourly and lose out on key benefits such as workplace flexibility and long term advancement opportunities. This is just the latest example of the Obama Administration unnecessarily meddling in the everyday management of small businesses.”

Obama’s proposed  change will likely force many lower level managers and technical workers into hourly pay and businesses will have no choice but to cap their hours to maintain their budgets. With inflation at historic lows, business have no ability to raise prices – so incomes cannot be increased simply because the president wills it so.

“There simply isn’t a magic pot of money that lets employers pay more just because the government says so,” said David French, National Retail Federation’s Senior VP for Government Relations.

One alternative will be to find someone who will do the job for a lower hourly wage (H1 visas anyone?) so that the overtime costs the company nothing additional. For factories, a more likely approach will be to move manufacturing plants overseas or over the border where U.S. labor laws don’t apply.

The TPP is perhaps the final blow. Making the flow of imports much easier from countries with less stringent labor laws and non-existent safety regulations means that American companies would be crazy not to relocate their plants overseas and import the products back into the country to satisfy the veracious American consumer.

This two-pronged attack will continue the death of the American worker that NAFTA started when it sent textile manufacturer, auto makers and electronics plants to foreign countries so that they could re-import their previously American-made products back into the U.S. for less cost than it took to make it in the United States in the first place.

Highly paid super-skilled workers and extremely low paid unskilled workers will be all that remain – a service economy that imports everything it needs.

The Modern Zenger Trial: Can Truth Be Discriminatory?

The origins of freedom of the press in America can really be traced back to 1735 and the trial of John Peter Zenger.

Zenger, the editor of a small newspaper in colonial New York, regularly printing material derogatorily portraying royal governor William Crosby. For the crime of printing negative comments grounded in fact, Zenger was put on trial for treason.

Central to the trial was the question of whether the truth could be libelous. Under the standing law, the answer was, yes. But Zenger, with the help of his lawyer Andrew Hamilton, was acquitted, thus setting a precedent for press freedom that would later be enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

Today, this case is significant not only as a hallmark for civil liberties, but because its precedent is being quickly eroded by evolving legal and cultural standards.

The question no longer revolves around whether the truth is libelous, but whether it is discriminatory. In the new political lexicon, discrimination is no longer a gauge for assessing the good, bad and mediocre, but a synonym for hatred and bigotry.

Obviously, the truth is discriminatory. It is a rejection of everything besides the basic laws of nature. But the empiricism of reality has become less important than the feelings and dignity of certain groups of people. This was behind the rationale of the Supreme Court majority in their Obergefell ruling. It is what drives the social justice agenda, with all its obsequious grovelling before “microaggressions” and “political correctness.”

Those who still cling to objective reality will recognize the same fascistic driving force behind this as was in the despotism of Crosby and his royal masters. Now, just as then, the adherents to an ideology that cannot survive on its own merits, must rely on force to bring others around to their way of thinking.

Less than a week after the nation-wide legalization of same sex marriage, the ACLU has already withdrawn its support of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, stating that it is too often used by Christians as a tool for discrimination. The pre-Obergefell record is one where Christian business owners being successfully sued for refusing services that directly contradict their beliefs, where gay hotel owners faced the threat of being boycotted for hosting an evangelical presidential candidate. Tt is not irrational to indulge in a bit of prognostication and foresee a future where merely to profess belief in certain values will make individuals targets, a la Zenger.

In his defense, Hamilton railed against holding speech hostage to the petty egos of governing officials:

But when a ruler of a people brings his personal failing, but much more his vices, into his administration, and the people find themselves affected by them either in their liberties or properties, that will alter the case mightily; and all the things that are said in favor of rulers and dignitaries, and upon the side of power, will not be able to stop the people’s mouths when they feel themselves oppressed.

Lest he too be accused of treason, he was forced to explain that by this he meant no criticism of the king.

Though it is not so much personal vices as ill-conceived notions of tolerance and dignity that stand a threat to the people, this is a reaction that is far too similar to what conservatives and Christians face for living their beliefs in the politically correct America of 2015.

History seems to be repeating itself, changing slightly of course to fit the exigent issues of the day. The only question is, will modern day Zengers stand up against the cultural gatekeepers?

John Roberts Falls Victim to the Slippery Slope

When public officials want to gift themselves new powers, they usually justify their expansive actions with their favorite platitude, “for the greater good.”

Conservatives, in their turn, respond with the proverbial warning of the slippery slope.

The problem, of course, is the dynamism of American politics means the powers one party invests themselves with are then available for the next majority, which seizes the precedent and continues to expand federal jurisdiction. In this way, central power burgeons exponentially.

Perhaps the best modern example of this phenomenon is the Patriot Act, passed in the wake of 9/11 to protect the nation’s security. The always grasping hands of federal power destroyed the restraints placed on the security state by the original legislation and created bulk data collection, disturbing not only in its total disregard for civil liberties, but also in its parallelism to George Orwell’s omniscient Big Brother.

This sort of slow creep usually happens primarily through regulation. But in a stunning display of hypocrisy demonstrated by subsequent opinions issued last week, Chief Justice John Roberts demonstrated that this can happen in any part of the government.

Roberts, in writing the majority opinion in King v. Burwell, hypothesized on the intent of the legislature and President Obama in passing the Affordable Care Act and then allowed his decision to be influenced by this outcome:

“A fair reading of legislation demands a fair understanding of the legislative plan. Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them.”

He gave the Court transcendent powers of interpretation. This was not a case of statutory or Constitutional interpretation; it was a case of assessing the intent of politicians and yielding to them.

Then, in his minority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, Roberts denounced the powers which had been integral to his rationale of only a day before:

“But this Court is not a legislature. Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us. Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be.”

Like other legislators who grant themselves powers and then later have them used against them by their political opponents, Roberts is a victim of his own hubris. There is some small sense of justice that the consequences of his unconstitutional actions came back to haunt him so quickly. Unfortunately, it does nothing for the irreparable damage done to the original intent of the Constitution.

Keep the Crazy Away from Sharp Objects & Sharp Comments

Turning in gunsI’m strongly in favor of keeping the mentally ill away from firearms and I’m coming around to approving any policy that keeps crazy ‘journalists’ away from a keyboard, too. Case in point is Salon.com writer Arthur Chu. His rant titled “It’s not about mental illness: The big lie that always follows mass shootings by white males” makes Alex Jones sound like Dr. Phil.

Chu and Solon appear to be angry because most of America has a handy rule of thumb for predicting mental illness: Any white loser that goes into a prayer meeting at a black church and indiscriminately shoots nine people in the belief the killings will spark a race war — is nuts.

Besides, everyone knows if you want to create widespread civil unrest it requires a white cop to shoot a black suspect in self–defense while the suspect resists arrest.

Chu begins, “I get really really tired of hearing the phrase “mental illness” thrown around as a way to avoid saying other terms like “toxic masculinity,” “white supremacy,” “misogyny” or “racism.”

He’s more concerned with how the insanity manifests itself than the underlying mental illness. This is like criticizing coverage of Jack–the–Ripper for not pointing out his poor surgical technique.

The Charleston shooter was manifestly a crazy racist. The description has the advantage of being accurate without making the rest of white America, and gun owners in particular, responsible for the deaths.

Chu does have the distinction of being the first soft–on–sanity leftist I’ve encountered. He complains about the lack of “serious policy proposals for how to improve our treatment of the mentally ill in this country,” but he wants to exploit the mentally ill to remove guns from the law–abiding sane.

He contends that pointing out the crazy component of white mass shooters is only an excuse to begin a reign of terror among the mentally ill by requiring them to undergo treatment and possibly recover. “Elliot Rodger’s (Isla Vista) parents should’ve been able to force risperidone down his throat. Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech) should’ve been forcibly institutionalized. Anyone with a mental illness diagnosis should surrender all of their constitutional rights, right now, rather than at all compromise the right to bear arms of self-declared sane people.”

Since Rodger’s score was three killed with knives and three killed with guns, confiscating my guns wouldn’t have prevented his spree. And Cho was so nutty a professor wanted him banned from her classes before he started shooting.

The mental health component of preventing gun violence is to bar gun ownership to anyone who’s been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric institution. Second Amendment rights can reinstate after five years and a doctor’s clearance.

But logical consistency doesn’t matter when the end goal of the left is to control guns by confiscating guns.

To Chu calling someone mentally ill is like pulling a gun on them, so to speak. “When you call someone “mentally ill” in this culture it’s a way to admonish people not to listen to them, to ignore anything they say about their own actions and motivations…”

Sure, just ask Kathleen Willey how that works.

But why any sane person would want to listen to Seung–Hui Cho’s ranting is a mystery to me and that goes for all the rest of the mass shooters and their manifestos.

The entire piece is so full of straw men that the column constitutes a fire hazard, but I think his solution to the problem is getting rid of white men and privately owned guns.

Chu appears to believe that the white, oppressive culture that is America today — President Obama, call your office — broadcasts subliminal messages picked up by the most vulnerable among us, who aren’t crazy, just indoctrinated.

No credit is ever granted to white America. “And hundreds of years of history in which an entire country’s economy was set up around chaining up millions of black people, forcing them to work and shooting them if they get out of line? That’s just history.” The only problem with that is slavery in the US lasted less than 100 years and 400,000 Union troops died to remove that stain from our nation’s honor.

Finally, in full frothing–at–the–mouth mode, he concludes, “We love to talk about individuals’ mental illness so we can avoid talking about the biggest, scariest problem of all–societal illness.”

The entire piece reads enough like a manifesto to make me hope Chu isn’t a gun owner himself. The rational among us can be thankful that outside the fever swamp of Salon this screed will have little influence and we can mark Chu as a Bernie Sanders voter who thought the finest moment in recent history was the Occupy movement.

The US Supreme Court Has Gone Rogue

Many on the Right side of the aisle are outraged. Gay marriage – a social issue at its core – has been validated by the US Supreme Court. The outrage is palpable. And while there is legitimacy to this outrage – especially with regard to the Court’s transgression of the 10th Amendment – the decision on gay marriage is a “bright shiny thing” that serves to quickly file us past an earlier decision that directly threatens the constitutional structure of our government: The Court’s ruling on King v. Burwell; the Obamacare subsidies.

No matter how you feel about the issue of gay marriage, the Court’s ruling on this social issue is an attack on the 10th Amendment, the rights of States to have authority over all things not enumerated in the US Constitution. But comparatively, the Court’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges is a “mosquito bite” to yesterday’s “beheading” of our balance of powers at the federal level. We are being led away from what is tantamount to a “genocidal slaughter” of the Separation of Powers to gawk at a “highway accident.” With yesterday’s decision we are all – Liberal and Conservative, Republican, Democrat and Libertarian – losing our government to a transformative end stage; a commingling of constitutional branches and a centralized governmental authority in the federal government; something uniquely anathema to our basic governmental structure.

The Court’s King v. Burwell decision is so much more than its Obergefell v. Hodges decision because the former strikes at the root of how our government is supposed to work. By moving on from this constitutional crisis (and this is a true constitutional crisis) to outrage over a social issue when there are still remedies to be affected for said social issue, we are acquiescing to the Court’s decision on King v. Burwell – and the mortal damage it would establish to our system of government. No, with the Court’s King v. Burwell decision we should be fundamentally and exclusively outraged to the point of immediate action, arguing our points effectively and making a singular and cohesive stand for the Constitution.

There are those who argue that the Court’s attack on the 10th Amendment in Obergefell v. Hodges is equally as important as the Court’s direct assault on the Separation of Powers. I vehemently disagree and for good reason. The immediate danger to the Constitution and the survival of our nation – as we face forces that are achieving the fundamental transformation of our governmental structure – is the failure of the government structure itself, not the prior or resulting social issue movements. To make this argument is akin to believing that the crew of the Titanic should have started examining how to better construct a ship’s hull as the vessel was sinking instead of doing everything that they could to keep the ship afloat.

A simple solution to Obergefell v. Hodges is to remove government from the authoritative realm of marriage all together. One way to achieve this is through the utilization of contracts for legal affairs between cohabitants, leaving the sanctity of the institution of marriage to the Churches where it belongs. Regarding the issue of taxation, where marriage is concerned, radically transforming our tax system from one based on income to one based on consumption makes the issue of “marriage” and personal taxation moot.

That social issue solution understood, we can see why King v. Burwell is so much more important. We live in a time when judicial precedent trumps constitutionality, and we are, in real time, witnessing an explosion of the very structure of our government. Precedent is being set – right before our eyes – that would allow the Judicial Branch to directly rewrite legislation via the issuing of judicial edicts from this point forward.

While both these decisions are important, one cements the destruction of our governmental model, while the other is a social issue battle that the Progressives will use to keep the citizenry away from being cohesive on the latter. Should we fail to see this true constitutional crisis then we will witness, in the immediate, the end of our constitutional form of government.

One battle is so much more important than the other. If we cannot see that then we are not worthy of the freedom we pretend to enjoy. Truthfully, I am stunned this has to be explained.

With Gay Marriage In, ACLU Drops Backing of Religious Freedom Law

ACLU-logoWhile the ink is still wet on Justice Kennedy’s controversial decision to legalize gay marriage, the ACLU has dropped its support of the Federal ‘Religious Freedom’ law.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was passed to prevent citizens from having to choose between their religious beliefs and negative recourse. President Clinton signed RFRA into law in 1993 saying that “governments should not substantially burden religious exercise without compelling justification.”

The case that brought about RFRA was Employment Division v. Smith in 1990. In that case, two American Indians had been fired from their jobs for consuming peyote which is used in their tribal ceremonies.

The case made it to the Supreme Court which ruled that the firing was to be upheld because they could not use a religious exemption to circumvent federal law.

With RFRA in place, several groups have been afforded accommodation that would otherwise have ended their employment. For those cases, the ACLU was not only greatly in support of the law, but actually helped to use it.

Turn the page to today when the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry. What made the ACLU suddenly change their mind?

Louis Melling, deputy legal director of the ACLU wrote an op-ed posted in the Washington Post today telling us exactly why the ACLU changed their minds on RFRA:

The RFRA wasn’t meant to force employees to pay a price for their employer’s faith, or to allow businesses to refuse to serve gay and transgender people

The timing is impeccable. There will certainly be a wave of gay couples demanding that Christian bakers and photographers, pastors and priests bend to their will and submit to serving their wedding – or they’ll send in the lawyers.

While the ACLU takes the side of the gay and transgender public, they afford no weight to the rights of the business owners – who also happen to be American citizens with rights.

Forcing an employer to pay for something that is clearly against his religious ideals is  perhaps a bigger affront as the employee could simply choose not to work at a business that operates upon the basis of faith. The employer could be threatened with legal action if he chose not to pay for things he was against.

The same argument applies to those that would be forced to service gay weddings. If the person, through the faith, finds an activity offensive, they should have the right to avoid participation. The ACLU apparently disagrees.

Healthcare Ruling-Government Control Expands With Language

This week the Supreme Court struck another major blow to common sense and the English language. In a ruling upholding the subsidies afforded policies purchased on the federal insurance exchange, the SCOTUS opened a veritable Pandora’s Box of legal interpretation, and expanded power not only of the judiciary, but of the federal government itself.

2015-06-26-b1f429b7_largeSeven times throughout the Affordable Care Act (ACA) references are made to policies or individuals who are “enrolled in through an Exchange established by the State under section 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…” In each case, the context is citing policies purchased through insurance exchanges established and operated by the respective states. But the court ruled the actual legal language, and even the context, didn’t matter. What mattered was the “intent” of the congress. So reading “tea leaves” now has greater weight with our legal system than the literal words of legal documents!

To be clear, the case was brought to the court on that very issue, whether the literal meaning of the words of the statute were legally binding. The decision was not regarding the efficacy of the ACA, or whether it’s feasible. The decision was on whether the law could be interpreted to support federal subsidies for states with no insurance exchange or only those states that had established their own exchange.

Even Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority decision, conceded that a strict reading of the Act clearly meant only policies purchased through individual state exchanges were eligible for federal subsidies. He wrote, “While the meaning of the phrase…may seem plain when viewed in isolation, such a reading turns out to be untenable in light of the statute as a whole. Those credits are necessary for the Federal Exchanges to function like their State Exchange counterparts, and to avoid the type of calamitous result that Congress plainly meant to avoid.”

109044_600The Court has historically ruled on constitutionality of statute. With this decision, however, the Court has clearly become a proactive partner with Nancy Pelosi’s 111th Congress in writing the wholly inappropriately named Affordable Care Act. Seven times the Act described, in context, that subsidies would be available through Section 1311 sanctioned State Exchanges. Yet the Court by a 6-3 majority became a partner in writing the law, ex post facto, by redefining a key component of it.

Obviously, legislative intent is now more consequential than legal wording. This means that even legal documents generated by the government, which establish the rule of law by the selection and utilization of specific words and phrases, will not necessarily be judged based on what they actually say, but what the intent was. And since intent can be interpreted far beyond the scope of actual legalese, taking the government to court on any matter of law will now be a potentially arbitrary and spurious crapshoot.

To illustrate the absurdity of such a notion, imagine if the same principle applied to our legal documents regarding wills, property ownership, and child custody issues. If the Supreme Court’s logic, or illogic, were to be applied to our legal documents, what they say literally becomes inconsequential, for the intent is what is meaningful, not the words. We can claim that we didn’t intend to break the law when charged, but that doesn’t matter. But if we broke the law, what our intent was becomes inconsequential. Yet now the government claims the plenipotentiary authority to claim intent matters more than the actual law, and the language that created it. A government should never be able to do what an individual citizen can’t.

2015-06-26-b8f7c82c_largeIt’s common to take such a cavalier attitude towards what people or organizations say or write. They can say something, and then apologize for it, claiming that wasn’t their intent. But for government, this is a new low. It now has legal precedence to make the same claim with regard to statute and laws, if their intent was different than the actual wording of a law!

Justice Antonin Scalia illustrated the absurdity of the ruling in his dissent. “I wholeheartedly agree with the Court that sound interpretation requires paying attention to the whole law, not homing in on isolated words or even isolated sections. Context always matters. Let us not forget, however, why context matters: It is a tool for understanding the terms of the law, not an excuse for rewriting them…

“Far from offering the overwhelming evidence of meaning needed to justify the Court’s interpretation, other contextual clues undermine it at every turn. To begin with, other parts of the Act sharply distinguish between the establishment of an Exchange by a State and the establishment of an Exchange by the Federal Government….Provisions such as these destroy any pretense that a federal Exchange is in some sense also established by a State…

“The Court has not come close to presenting the compelling contextual case necessary to justify departing from the ordinary meaning of the terms of the law. Quite the contrary, context only underscores the outlandishness of the Court’s interpretation. Reading the Act as a whole leaves no doubt about the matter: ‘Exchange established by the State’ means what it looks like it means.”

This ruling is not dissimilar from the 2012 ruling upholding the mandate of Obamacare. That ruling sustained the Act by identifying the “mandate” as a “tax.” It would appear with two major SCOTUS decisions upholding the Act, the only way it can be deemed constitutional is by the Court’s new precedence of reinterpreting and changing what the words actually say, legally. In other words, jumping through logical and linguistic hoops to make it so. As Senator Rand Paul said, “This decision turns both the rule of law and common sense on its head.”

The omnipotent authority of the government over individual lives is now complete, when words can mean whatever the government chooses to make them mean. Alexander Hamilton, upon the founding of the nation, declared, “It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.” When government can arbitrarily change, reinterpret, and alter statute, after the fact, it is no longer just, or limited. It is totalitarian and hegemonic!

Associated Press award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho and is a graduate of Idaho State University with degrees in Political Science and History and coursework completed toward a Master’s in Public Administration. He can be reached at [email protected].

RightWingWatch Attacks Alan Keyes and Themselves

RightWingWatch is a frothing-at-the-mouth liberal protectionist organization so it’s no suprise that they attacked Alan Keyes for his comments to Newsmax. It’s also no surprise that they stupidly proved his concerns in the same comment.

Take, for example, Alan Keyes, who told Newsmax host Steve Malzberg yesterday that he does not believe that the shooting was racially motivated but was actually an incident of pro-gay, anti-Christian violence. Keyes, a Republican politician and conservative activist, said that he has personally experienced more animosity due to his religious beliefs than to his race, so concluded that the massacre must have been caused by religious hostility and thus is the latest example of the supposed “persecution” of Christians in America.

Keyes’ comments are questionable considering the symbolism and statements issued by Dylann Storm Roof during the attack, but one major statement that RWW tries to refute is that Keyes has felt more animosity due to his religious beliefs than due to his race. RightWingWatch is proving his point.

While Keyes’ makes a controversial, and at this time unproven, point, RWW attacked him because of his account of religious persecution. Just as I am unable to understand the oppression that a black man might feel during his life, RWW has no ability to understand if Keyes’ did or did not feel oppressed due to his religious beliefs. Christians are increasingly being castigated for their beliefs.

By saying that Keyes’ persecution is “supposed” means that they do not understand the pressure that Christians are under in today’s America.

Obama is hosting dinners where he invites anti-Isreali cohorts to his personal table:

President Barack Obama hosted two radical anti-Israel activists, Riham Osman and Batoul Abuharb of Houston, Texas, on Tuesday night. They both had the honor of sitting at Mr. Obama’s exclusive “President’s Table” at the annual White House Iftar dinner. Both have publicly stated that they consider Israel and its leadership to be sponsors of terroristic acts.

Michelle Obama told a group of mulsim girls at a London school  “when I look out at all these young women, I see myself. In so many ways, your story is my story.”

When will the first lady be visiting an all-girls Christian school and sharing that same message. Will the President soon be offering his table to Christian or Jewish leaders? Maybe Keyes has more right than wrong on his comments.

The article seems to unapologetically claim that only affronts against race are important. Many identify on higher levels than the color of their skin.

Populism, Racism and the Left

Somehow, as seems to be the case with every tragedy that occurs in America, the tragic murder of nine people in South Carolina by a racist murderer has been hijacked for political gain. Any Republican who doesn’t publicly repudiate the Confederate flag as a symbol of segregation and oppression and call for its immediate removal from South Carolina government grounds is a Jim Crow-loving racist, or something.

Never mind that the flag flies on the grounds of a memorial for confederate soldiers or that the law requires a two-thirds majority in the legislature to be removed. Facts are an impediment to political grandstanding and are therefore run over by the brute force of emotionalism.

What is now known colloquially as the Confederate flag has become a symbol of rebellion and individual sovereignty to many. To many others, it is a symbol of hatred and oppression. There is truth to both of these things. But, what is frequently overlooked in the contention is the incontrovertible fact that it’s merely a piece of cloth which cannot be imbued with any emotion, negative or positive.

Whatever emotional overtones people choose to place in the flag does nothing to change its composition as a piece of material. It is not the flag that is harmful; the real danger is in bigots who transfer their monomaniacal hatred into the flag as a banner. To pretend otherwise diminishes the responsibility of criminals in their actions, and this is an insult to their innocent victims.

Since certain actors, including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which has decided to use this tragedy as a fundraiser, insist on creating a national polemic out of this issue, it is important to counter their inanities with facts.

The sometimes-radical sovereignty attached to the Confederate flag is often attributed to right wing populism. But, left wing populism, which has existed in the South for a much longer time, has a much richer and more mainstream vein of racism running through it.

First, it is worth mentioning that what is today known colloquially as the Confederate flag is but one of many iterations used throughout the Civil War. The Southern Cross design resembles both the flag flown by General Lee’s North Virginia army and the Second Confederate Navy Jack. (For a more complete history, see radio host Buck Sexton’s explanation.)

Second, though the Confederate flag does not fly before South Carolina’s state house, it did under the tenure of Democrat governor Ernest Hollings. Various other Democrats, including Bill Clinton, have flown the flag as a sign of Southern pride throughout the recent decades.

Again, the flag in itself is innocuous; unhinged maniacs, even though they adopt it as a symbol, are solely responsible for their actions. But since Democrats insist on making this a populist issue, it’s important to point out their hypocrisy.

The Dixiecrats, and their most famous member, 1948 presidential contender Strom Thurmond, are known for their belief in segregation. Their party platform, which interestingly also called for social and economic justice, flatly states, “We stand for the segregation of the races and the racial integrity of each race.”

But racism has played a much more integral part of populism in the South. Rooted in the belief that new powers threatened traditional way of life, American populism, which has been almost exclusively to the left until the conservative resurgence of the 1970s, is almost constitutionally racist. Whether against the threat of cultural upheaval from European immigrants or racial integration, or directed against the Oriental railroad builders, populist oratory by famous and influential national figures like Huey Long, William Jennings Bryan and Father Coughlin contains overt racial messages.

Modern Democrats, of course, are not responsible for the excesses of their ideological forebears. But, by ignoring this past, and putting the spotlight wrongly on Republicans, they err. Racism is not right or left. It is a collectivist ideology, evil because it judges groups on meaningless characteristics rather than individual merit.

 

 

 

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