We had the SCOTUS hearing the arguments today for King V Burwell, and Obamacare once again is on the chopping block. However, I think that the major story to come out of this hearing today, is a Supreme Court Justice Kennedy, voiced his concern, of the effects on our current healthcare system, if the ACA subsidies are overturned. This is beyond disturbing. He is giving the impression that it makes a difference in his mind, as to what the reaction is to the court's decision. Why can't the SCOTUS make rulings based on the Constitution, and the rule of law, rather than let personal bias weigh on their decision. Our judicial system is messed up so bad, it has been reduced to a Presidential insurance policy. Insurance that is important to a President's legacy. But, the most notable trend as of late, is legislation created or changed, by sitting Justices. The outcome should be irrelevant, if you are following the law. The courts have become political, and that is a dangerous mix that endangers liberty and justice.
The second amendment is absolute. “Shall not be infringed” is pretty clear, and despite the mention of a well-regulated militia, which the progressive elite try to spin to their liking, the message is straight forward, and is still viewed by some, as the one amendment that protects all of the others. It is the god given right, of the citizenry to have access to the tools and have the confidence to thwart tyranny through the constant threat of armed revolution if the government ever oversteps its authority. We witnessed last year, for a second time, Ft. Hood being the target of a mass shooting. The individual responsible, has been reported to have mental health issues, that are thought to be a contributing factor to his actions on the day of the shooting. Whether or not that is true, remains to be seen, but that does not stop lawmakers from resurrecting the gun control debate. One thing that republicans and democrats seem to agree on with gun control, is the notion that the mentally ill should be barred from owning, or possessing firearms. While this may seem like a good idea on the surface, it opens up many opportunities for abuse by the already bloated federal government. It would also leave the possibility, that the government, would use a shady definition, to categorize their political opposition as, “mentally ill", which may include individuals that the fed singles out, or target. Very similar to the recent use of the IRS, as a weapon against conservative non profit groups. They have done this with audits, and delaying approval for applications for nonprofit status by tea party and conservative groups. Some bureaucrat with a faux degree, in a subject involving some left wing progressive special interest, should not have discretion when it comes to redefining “mental illness".
Mental illness, as it relates to gun ownership, must be dealt with on an individual basis. Are we going to tell a paranoid schizophrenic that he has to cut his steak with a butter knife? Are we going to tell someone with PTSD that they cannot drive a car? There are many things that we handle and come in contact with on a daily basis that could be used to kill or maim. Remember Col. Mustard, with the “candlestick”, in the study? We can talk to congress about a candlestick ban later, but where does it end? Mental illness, and its relevance to one’s state of mind and the probability that the individual will “snap” as the result of certain triggers, should be interpreted only by doctors, not bureaucrats. It seems as if the recent push to ban guns for mentally ill individuals, is directed more toward military vets, and some of the issues that they tend to deal with, upon their return from a war zone. The best defense, against a tyrannical government and/or violent crime in general, is an armed citizenry, with no Government intrusion that attempts to create restrictions that are not there. It is however, important to keep firearms out of the hands of violent felons, up until they have their rights restored, through the process established by law in their respective state.
If lawmakers want to do something to prevent mass shootings, how about banning gun free zones, and cut out the feel good legislation, that turns people into sitting ducks. These elected officials need to use their Ivy League degree to produce something close to functional legislation that actually does what it is meant to do, rather than give kickbacks to their buddies with taxpayer funded bailouts. Mass genocide occurs when a government disarms its people. History has shown this to be true, and there is no reason for a government to be armed, while the citizenry, is left with torches and pitchforks. Rulers such as Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, the Caesars of the Roman Empire, and even the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt, were successful in keeping control over their people, because they controlled peoples’ access to the means that would be necessary to carry out any type of successful revolution against the regime in power.
Soviet citizens were legally authorized to carry firearms until 1929 when that right was abolished. Around this time, Joseph Stalin was involved with Soviet leadership. He did not rule however, until 1941 where he was responsible for the rounding up of tens of millions of people, and condemning them to labor camps and/or death. Stalin once said, “If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves”. Russia’s story, is one of many that proves a government that is given the ability to rule its people, will take full advantage of it. The second amendment protects our freedom. It helps protect us from encroachment by the federal government, on our God given rights, and also from foreign invasion. We must preserve it, at all costs.
It is perplexing to me, how liberal politicians are able to continue spewing the same lies and misinformation. I know why, it is just hard to believe that so many failed policies are repeated over and over again. The pitch goes something like this: Raise taxes on wealthy(even though none can tell you what level of income, constitutes "rich"), spend ridiculous amounts of money on so called, "infrastructure", and most importantly give away as much "free" stuff as humanly possible. The "tax the rich" argument hurts small businesses, the big corporations, not so much. 99.7% of our nations employer firms are small businesses. There are many jobs to be had here. The argument from the left, is that we must help small business, but in that same breath, the mention of tax hikes totally contradict any promised help for the middle class or small business.
The left has played the "war on poverty"card to near perfection, by pushing policies that hinder economic growth, then claiming that the same policies, will help fix, what they have already destroyed. Government spending does not grow an economy, the private sector does. Government spending only creates debt, which is now at well over 18 trillion, with an unfunded liability exceeding 130 trillion. Tax cuts encourage economic growth, and at the same time, increases federal tax revenue. It has been done a few different times, and to the same result, boom to the economy, and spike in tax revenue. It was done under JFK, and again with Reagan, then repeated once more with George W. Bush. Tax cuts work, period. The left pushes more welfare, food stamps, government healthcare, etc, which only makes the overall economic situation worse. The left always promises to "fix' the perceived problems with society. However, many of the problems that exist, are present due to the expansion of the nanny state. Americans that are dependent on a check from the government, does not spark economic growth. The truth is, a population that is always waiting to be taken care of, is much easier to control in the long run.
This sabotage of the economy creates permanent issues, that the politicians have no desire to fix. The promise to fix economy, is the campaign promise that never goes stale. If the stated problems, were ever resolved, then there would be nothing left to form that class warfare, inequality, narrative that has made up so much of elections as of late. At some point, we as members of the electorate, have to become wise to this, and put a stop to it. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Conservative policies work. LBJ's war on poverty has failed, by creating the will to use government programs as a hammock, rather that a safety net. These programs have their place, but they should put more emphasis on assisting recipients in the transition back to the workforce, rather than encouraging inactivity.
You only have to look at the President's actions, to see that he is not on our side. Start with his desire to arm, so called Syrian rebels, that are fighting for Al Qaeda, and ripping out their opponents' organs and eating them. Yes, I'm speaking literally, it is not metaphorical. What about arming the people of Ukraine? This idea has been thrown around recently, and is under consideration by the administration. On the flip side, Obama wants to disarm Americans. Obama would give a group of people, that he has never met, weapons to be used for self defense. American citizens however, are not to be trusted by this administration. They feel that the 2nd amendment creates an environment, that allows school shootings, and other acts of mass violence. He has no problem sending weapons to people overseas, that may or may not be terrorists, in a situation, where they may or may not receive those weapons.
Obama and his DHS, sees conservatives, tea party members, and Libertarians as terrorists. Meanwhile, the real terrorists, that practice the so called, "religion of peace", are given a pass, when the "boy wonder in chief" is busy pointing out, how evil Christians are, because of their behavior during the crusades. Let me get this straight, Islamic extremists have burned a man alive, in the last month, and Obama sees the need to mention the behavior of Christians centuries ago, in a conflict that was also fought against Muslims behaving as they are behaving now, ruthless and violent. Not sure that this example serves his purpose.
What about having a meeting in the White House with prominent Muslims, and keeping their identities secret, in order to protect their "privacy". In the meantime, the NSA is conducting mass data collection, without a warrant, (FISA court doesn't count) with the data being used to blackmail citizens and elected officials into submission. That is a pretty harsh accusation, but it is happening. He has weaponized the IRS and continued to use it as a tool, to wreak havoc on political opponents. Any investigation that is started, never gets off the ground and is stonewalled by the DOJ. Who do you go to, if the DOJ refuses to enforce the law? How do we accomplish anything, or even conduct day to day operations, when the whole administration is playing for the other team? Some Americans still don't see it, and they talk about what a great guy Obama is, and how he is trying really hard to "fix" things. Every one of his speeches, with the straw men, race baiting, and his more than frequent use of I, Me, My, shows that he is a narcissist at best, a sociopath, at worst. His actions suggest that he is either the most incompetent President we have ever seen, or an extremely intelligent, manipulative, bitter individual, that believes America needs to be cut down to size. I would like to think that he is inept, but I personally don't think that this is the case, and I feel that she is leading us down a road to disaster. The man grew up around communists, was mentored by communists, raised by a Muslim, and attended a Muslim school. He is not on our side. Which makes you wonder, what team is he playing for?
This is something that has been bothering me lately. We currently have a lot of buzz, surrounding the possibility that the US will supply Ukraine with weapons. It has not been decided, as of yet, but why is the administration giving this significant thought, while ignoring the fact that Kurdish forces, just recently gave ISIS their first major defeat, by fighting and running them out of the strategic stronghold of Kobani. We have known for some time, that Kobani would be a turning point in the conquest, if ISIS could manage to take control. I still continue to hear the hawks in the senate, push the idea of sending weapons to rebels in Syria, most of which are either Al Qaeda, or associated with terrorist groups of the same caliber. If President Obama wants to exclude the option of putting boots on the ground, then he needs to arm the most able, and effective group that is already there on the ground. Kurdish forces, have already shown that they possess the ability to go toe to toe with these barbarians. Ultimately I think troops will be needed at some point, in order to increase the effectiveness of our airstrikes. I am sure, that Valerie Jarrett, is the one holding back on authorizing such action. Obama does not act without her. What political variables, are seen as favorable in arming Ukraine, that are not present when doing the same with the Kurds? There has to be a political reason. With this administration, there always is.
It is said, that you must avoid the subjects of religion, and politics, when you engage in conversation with a group of people. These subjects are taboo, because they are perceived by most to be inflammatory, and offensive. In today’s society, this type of thinking, and the reluctance to talk about things, that need to be discussed, is very dangerous, and breeds useful idiots. These useful idiots, are used as foot soldiers, in an attempt, to engage the reasonable, and the intelligent among us. They engage using ridicule, name calling, and the preaching of hate, in order to support a cause, that they do not fully understand, or one that they cannot clearly define, Vladimir Lenin coined the term “useful idiot”, to describe a person that fights for a cause, that he/she lacks the understanding necessary, to comprehend the enormity and consequential nature of the said, “cause”. This is the mentality, that leads to mass genocide, in which the ignorant are lead to slaughter, through complicity, and obedience to a tyrannical government. Lenin knew that these useful idiots were a necessity, when attempting to control people through the use of propaganda.
The problem that we have today, is that people want to talk about the winner on Dancing With the Stars, or who got voted off the island. They want to talk about Kardashians, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus or the like. Some would say that talking about the current “flavor of the month” pop star, is offensive, when socializing with family or friends. Why is it different? It is different, because pop culture has no bearing on anything that happens in our everyday lives. It is just conversational filler. It is the coping mechanism, used by the masses, as they bury their head in the sand, in order to make reality suck less. Talking about current events, economy, politics, or religion, is engaging in reality, and is of the utmost importance, when going to war on the “battlefield of ideas”. With everything going on recently, who can blame anyone for wanting to separate from reality? This disengagement, has turned the American electorate into a band of useful idiots. We need conversation, we need to be challenged, we need to be forced to defend our positions, and understand why we believe what we believe. Someone once said to me,”I was taught, that in a polite society, you never openly discuss religion or politics”. This statement is insane, and it is exactly why our country is in such disarray. We have been conditioned to think that we need to keep our mouths shut on certain subjects, in order to avoid offending anyone. This is willful forfeiture of our God given right of freedom of speech, and it is done in the name of political correctness. The progressives in our so called government, are manipulating the citizenry, in such a way, that people see no problem with giving up essential liberties. What we lack in this country is discussion, of these very things that are deemed taboo by modern society. Without discussion, there are no ideas, without ideas, there are no solutions, without solutions, there is status quo. Americans need to talk about the issues of the day. It is the only way that we are going to reach solutions, and move forward. One can only be offended, when one gives their consent. What is offensive to one, may not affect someone else. So, engage your neighbor, and be able to state your case, and argue your point of view. If you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything. Political correctness be damned.
It is a sad day in America, when the middle class is being torn apart by government overreach,regulation , and taxation. How is it possible, that the average American doesn't even realize what is happening? Distractions. The internet, reality TV, Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars, and propaganda, that is sold as entertainment, while something much more sinister is at the root. Even if Americans are not consuming the media trash, they are occupied with working multiple jobs, and paying bills, trying to stay out of debt, or in some cases, just attempting to keep their head above water.
Government regulation and legislation, have been used to run job creators into the ground. These regulations and laws, are always done for our "safety", or the safety of some endangered prairie chicken. The government always uses their quest to save or fix the world, as a reason to hurt consumers or damage those that make the products, that consumers spend their hard earned money to buy. Unnecessary government regulation is a job killer,due to the stress that it puts on small businesses. 99.7% of America's employer firms, are small businesses.
Large corporations get by, because they can afford to spend the extra time and money that is required to conform to the rules set forth by alphabet soup agencies such as the EPA. It has become the tool, that is utilized by our out of control government, when they cannot convince congress to do the bidding of the state. Ayn Rand wrote of such crippling regulation and government overreach, in her prophetic work, titled, Atlas Shrugged.
Obamacare, or the Affordable care act, as some like to call it, was carefully crafted, to chip away at our access to care, as well as affordability, to ultimately accomplish the goal of pushing the US into a single payer system, which is revered by the left. Our elected officials have stated, that the existence of Obamacare was necessary, in order to eventually implement a single payer system. Harry Reid, was one that made such a statement, in a very public manner, but, it was ignored by the so called mainstream media, as many things are these days. The regulations in Obamacare, were not part of the original legislation that passed both houses of congress. The legislation however, gave power to HHS(Health and Human Services) to implement the law, by establishing regulations, that could be written at the discretion of HHS.
EPA regulations set to take effect this year, will follow through on Obama's promise before the 2008 election, to bankrupt the coal industry. When does congress put their foot down? When do the American people stand up or even wake up? What will be the straw that breaks the camel's back? We are living in dangerous times. How much longer do we take it lying down?
We continue to hold onto our founding principles, because we know that the American experiment is the key to prosperity and longevity as a the "shining city on the hill". This experiment is focused on the individual, and self governing, with a detailed understanding of natural law, our creator, and our rights as human beings. Our disapproval of the status quo, must be heard, and the will of "we the people" must be done. We will start with the executive branch. Executive power has gone out of control. The executive branch cannot act alone, whether it be via an executive order, memo or otherwise. The president is just as much, at the mercy of congress, as congress is to the president. The President must not act like a petulant child, every time he does not get his way, and compromise does not always equal 100% of what the president wants. Congress must hold the president's feet to the fire, and acknowledge that he is just another person, that is subject to the same laws, and the same scrutiny, as the rest of us. He is not above the law, and he should not be treated as such. The judicial branch, has become infamous for, legislating from the bench, and turning the interpretation of the constitution into a partisan circus side show. Three branches of government, that were designed to act independently, but carry equal influence over the federal government, have all gone rogue and it has destroyed a significant portion of our Republic.
The government has its useful idiots, but what happens when these useful idiots realize that they have been sold snake oil, by a smooth talking con man? I don't think elected officials want to find out. When your clever Psy Op on the citizens, comes to an abrupt end, is average Joe politician ready to face judgement by their constituents, and ultimately, by God? A word to the oligarchs in DC, You only have power at the Federal level, because the individual states allowed you that power. The US Constitution allows for the people to abolish a central government, that usurps its power. Federal law only trumps state law when the said law is "in pursuance thereof", the United States Constitution. This means that a Federal law, that violates the Constitution, can be nullified,or ignored by the states. The so called, "supremacy clause" means the opposite, of what the oligarchs want it to mean. However the problem with unconstitutional laws, in modern society, is that state government typically forfeits these rights, when faced with intimidation from the "machine" in Washington. State Governors, legislators, and electorate, musty be aware of their rights, and the tools available to them in order to prevent an out of control central government. The Federal government exists, because the states allowed for it, not the other way around. Our elected government works for us, we do not work for them!
When a company hires you to work, on your first day, do they allow you to do what you want? Do they take orders from you, and let you dictate company policy? Of course not, and if you tried, you would be out looking for another job. You exist in that position, because they selected you. If you don't perform in a way that is seen as satisfactory, then they find someone that will. When we elect someone to represent us, we should expect performance, and there should be zero tolerance for those that do not do their job, as they are supposed to do it, as dictated by their constituents. The oligarchs will be held accountable. 2016 will make 2014 look tame, if these sociopaths continue to bully the American people. Bring it Uncle Sam, but I promise, you are going to be on the wrong side of the patriots in this country, and it won't be pretty. I am aware that patriots in America are now referred to as terrorists. That label is a result of Washington DC's insecurity, and awareness that they are about to open pandora's box, and that they are going to be held accountable. With all of this, we must also remember that our rights are absolute, and that they are given only by God, not by some idiot in a suit with an inflated ego.
The difference between a democracy, and a constitutional republic, must be known, and understood by the American people. The distinction is very simple, a democracy is, for all intents and purposes, mob rule. The majority of at least 51%, setting the pace, and at the same time, saying 49% be damned. This form of government always ends in revolution, due to the fact that you are not recognizing the God given rights of the people, and you are allowing the minority to be taken advantage of. Our constitutional republican form of government, allows for the election of persons from our own community, that we give the responsibility to do what is right. What is right, is not always the easy thing to do.
God given rights are essential, in American society, or any society for that matter, and they must be respected by the government, and the citizens. As human beings, we will naturally differ in our opinions, and we will have different world views, that are formed as a result of a variety of life experiences. It is however important, for everyone to respect the rights of individuals to do or say things that one may see as being offensive, or factually inaccurate. This enables many people, from many different beliefs and backgrounds, to coexist it todays modern society.
You can disagree with someone, and still allow them to pursue their own hopes and dreams, even though those wants, may no align with your own. If we get to the point, where 51% of the electorate vote for government control, and tyranny, the this country will be finished. We must be tolerant of others wants and needs, and that isn't a one sided deal, we have to resist imposing our views on others, take note liberal media. Conservatives must also note, that you cannot ruin someone's whole life because they were on drugs. Cut out the self righteous quest to protect people from themselves. We can all live peacefully if we allow liberty to flourish.
Elizabeth Warren, has been chosen, as the next savior of the democrat party. She is being built up as the anti Obama/anti Hillary 2016 candidate. The liberal argument of the current election cycle has expired. The election strategy of todays liberal democrat, consists of a lie on top of lie, on top of a lie. This continues until the lie is so ridiculous, that even the liberal base stops believing it. The democrat establishment, or those that act according to the will of our shadow government. The powers that be, realize that incumbency is unpopular, and the status quo is no longer acceptable, so you can imagine, that anything related to President Obama or events that have taken place in the last 6 years. In response, the establishment must create a 2016 candidate that gives the democrat base, the illusion that he/she is working against Obama and the rest of the regime. Enter Elizabeth Warren. Her vote against the 1.1 Trillion dollar spending bill on Saturday, is being touted by the media as a bold move, that gives her that anti establishment spunk that voters want to see.
But as we all know, in Washington DC, smoke and mirrors rule, when it comes to pushing an agenda. Harry Reid, is in on this I'm sure, as is Nancy Pelosi. Along with any and all members of democrat leadership in both houses. But, they have to allow Warren to go rogue, in order to tout that separation from the establishment, as a major strength for a candidate in 2016. Here is the illusion, the extreme progressive ideology that Warren has always made obvious, making her the closest thing, to a third term of Barack Obama. As much of a disaster as a Hillary presidency would be, she still has a significant link to Obama, through the state department. On top of the toxic association, she is not a great speaker, and not even able to deliver a coherent response to basic questions. Not that Elizabeth Warren is any better behind a podium, but she is in much better shape, due to the lack of baggage.
The liberal media, and the democrat establishment in both houses will push Elizabeth Warren as a viable 2016 candidate, and they will give her the anti establishment label. Nothing could be further from the truth, she is the one person that can truly carry Obama's agenda through another 8 years. Obama will pretend to go to war with her, and you will see an escalation in this conflict throughout 2015, and into 2016 as a major selling point to the liberal electorate. Their 2016 candidate must appear to be working against Obama and his agenda, but, in reality, she is hand picked by the regime. Personally, I think that Clinton and Warren are both losers in a general. With the civil war going on in the democrat party, I don't think that they have a realistic candidate, that is electable. One thing is certain, the chosen one will be a ethnic minority, or a female. They cannot let go of the "racist", and the "war on women", it is all the have left, in the absence of facts, and common sense.