Posted on Saturday, May 22, 2010 6:40:40 AM by RogerFGay
September 27 marks the anniversary of the publication of the first of the Antifederalist Papers in 1789. The Antifederalists were opponents of ratifying the US Constitution. They feared that it would create an overbearing central government, while the Constitution’s proponents promised that this would not happen. As the losers in that debate, they are largely overlooked today. But that does not mean they were wrong or that we are not indebted to them. In many ways, the group has been misnamed. Federalism refers to the system of decentralized government. This group defended states rights — the very essence of federalism — against the Federalists, who would have been more accurately described as Nationalists. Nonetheless, what the so-called Antifederalists predicted would be the results of the Constitution turned out to be true in most every respect.
The Antifederalists warned us that the cost Americans would bear in both liberty and resources for the government that would evolve under the Constitution would rise sharply. That is why their objections led to the Bill of Rights, to limit that tendency (though with far too little success that has survived to the present).
Antifederalists opposed the Constitution on the grounds that its checks on federal power would be undermined by expansive interpretations of promoting the “general welfare” (which would be claimed for every law) and the “all laws necessary and proper” clause (which would be used to override limits on delegated federal powers), creating a federal government with unwarranted and undelegated powers that were bound to be abused.
|28 May 10: For me, Gary Lynn Grimes symbolizes the young men and women who gave (and continue to give) their lives in one unnecessary war after another. A republication of this tribute is a tradition at FlyoverPress.com. — the(ex)gunny, 419
Hey Grimes, what’s up dude?
Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother.Shakespeare, Henry IV, Act IV, Scene 3
19 Nov 02
Hey Grimes, what’s up? How are things going for you up there in Valhalla? With Memorial Day coming, I thought I’d drop you a line. I don’t talk about it much, but there has not been a single day in over 32 years that I haven’t thought about you.
I remember the first time we met. It was in Staging Battalion at Camp Pendleton. At the ripe old age of 24, I was a good deal older than average. You’ve heard of the generation gap? Well, I was the gap. I had little in common with the guys of my rank, with whom I was allowed to socialize. But, although you were still very young, you were different–an enthusiastic, bubbling, peached faced kid from Amarillo, TX. Remember our big plans for me to teach you to ride bulls and bareback horses when we got back to the world? Boy, what a couple of dreamers!
Posted on Friday, March 12, 2010 12:13:05 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
The left-leaning Mother Jones magazine’s fascinating cover story this month profiles a growing militia-style group on the right called Oath Keepers. The twist is that Oathkeepers are largely active-duty members of the military who are preparing to disobey their Commander-in-Chief.
The story features Lee Pray (not his real last name), a private based at Fort Drum:
In Pray’s estimate, it might not be long (months, perhaps a year) before President Obama finds some pretext—a pandemic, a natural disaster, a terror attack—to impose martial law, ban interstate travel, and begin detaining citizens en masse. One of his fellow Oath Keepers, a former infantryman, advised me to prepare a “bug out” bag with 39 items including gas masks, ammo, and water purification tablets, so that I’d be ready to go “when the shit hits the fan.”
Posted: 28 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT
This is great, and Missouri isn’t the only State doing this. What this bill will do is tell the Federal Government that citizens of Missouri will NOT be bound by any law the Federal Government makes which is unconstitutional (like Obamacare, for example). It would allow Federal taxes to be drawn into the State’s Treasury and given to the Federal Government based on how well the Feds perform based on Constitutional issues. This could even go so far as to exempt Guns made and sold in Missouri from being under any Federal Controls or Regulations.
Some other things this bill would do, in addition to what’s listed above:
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:05:24 AM by Federalist Patriot
Here is video of Dick Morris on “Hannity” where they discussed the Sestak Job Offer Scandal. Hannity made the point that the unpaid position the White House claims they had Bill Clinton offer to Sestak was not a very high position. But Morris disagreed, saying it was a significant post, and would be grounds for impeachment.
This aired before Byron York came out with the news that Sestak would not have even been eligible for appointment to the Intel Presidential Advisory Board because he has a Federal job as a member of Congress.
Morris argued that a Grand Jury should be empaneled to look into the case, because this “could be an impeachable offense.”
Patton speech in Los Angeles 1945 and death. (Narrated by Ronald Reagan)
Youtube ^ | 1945 | Movietone News
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 9:07:51 AM by Virginia Ridgerunner
Patton giving one of his last public speeches in Los Angeles, 1945, before he returned to Europe and died after a freak automobile accident.
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 9:34:34 AM by Incorrigible
I never noticed this particular column before but it popped up in my newscatcher RSS feeds this morning.
The Obama Messiah Watch by Tim Noah at Slate is apparently keeping tabs on the media and it’s portrayal of Obama as the second coming.
This time he calls out Jonathan Alter’s new book “The Promise” which details President Obama’s first year. There’s more information at the link but here is a passage from that book:
“Rabbi David Saperstein, reading from Psalms in English and Hebrew, noticed from the altar that the good men and women of the congregation that day, including the Bidens and other dignitaries, had not yet stood. Finally Bishop Vashti McKenzie of the African Methodist Church asked that everyone rise. At that moment Saperstein saw something from his angle of vision: “If I had seen it in a movie I would have groaned and said, ‘Give me a break. That’s so trite.’” A beam of morning light shown [sic] through the stained-glass windows and illuminated the president-elect’s face. Several of the clergy and choir on the altar who also saw it marveled afterward about the presence of the Divine.”
Is the Impeachment of Barack Obama Moving Forward?
Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2010 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 9:34:44 AM by Kaslin
All of a sudden, everyone is talking about the possibility of impeaching Barack Obama.
Drudge is writing about it. Sean Hannity is talking about it. Dick Morris is saying that the potential scandal is “enormous.”. Karl Rove called it an “extraordinary charge.” WorldNetDaily.com wrote that “it could be grounds for impeachment.”
What happened? The story surrounding the alleged bribe of Congressman Joe Sestak initially broke way back in February. We wrote about it then, but it never broke out into the mainstream media. But because of activist pressure and the courageous work of California Congressman Darrell Issa the story refused to die.
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 9:19:43 AM by Kaslin
Since America became a nation, four of her greatest generals have served two terms as president: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses Grant and Dwight David Eisenhower.
Not one of these generals led America into a new war.
Washington was heroic in keeping the young republic out of the wars that erupted in Europe after the French Revolution, as were his successors John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
Jackson, arguably America’s greatest soldier — who won the Battle of New Orleans, which preserved the Union, and virtually annexed Florida — resisted until his final days in office recognizing the Republic of Texas, liberated by his great friend and subaltern Sam Houston.
Jackson wanted no war with Mexico.
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Obama Threatens 14 US Governors With Immediate Arrest
Posted By Europe On 26/05/2010 @ 9:15 pm In Manipulation, North America, Politics, Suppression | 96 Comments
A chilling report from the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) prepared for Prime Minister Putin warns today that United States President Barack Obama has had served on 14 US Governors National Security Letters (NSLs) warning that if their actions in attempting to form what are called State Defense Forces are not halted they will face “immediate” arrest for the crime of treason.
The use of NSLs in the United States was authorized by the Patriot Act law enacted after the September 11, 2001 attacks and forbids anyone receiving them from even acknowledging their existence, and was reauthorized by Obama’s “rubberstamp” Congress this past February over the objections of both civil and human rights groups who warned they mimic similar type “government security notices” enacted under both the former German Nazi and Soviet Communist regimes.
(click above for article…)O’ say can you see….mater of fact, NO! it cannot be seen…Our Flag is NOT there….!!!!*****
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. -Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Is there evidence of the US actually supplying the enemy?
Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 05/28/2010 | Mark Shoffner
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 2:44:54 PM by mshoffner
There are rumors on the winds in Afghanistan that funding for the Taliban is funneled from the US government. At this point, just a rumor. There are a few top theories that are thought by the Afghan nationals.
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 9:35:02 PM by amabokcarab
I know many of you dont like Mr. Beck, but as a proud black conservative, I feel an obligation to pass this on. It makes me even more proud to be American than I already was.
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 1:56:27 AM by neverdem
The federal government appears to be becoming more a parasite than a protector to the several states that organized its creation. The state of Louisiana has two enemies at present: One is an immense oil slick, and the other is a federal government doing its utmost to make matters worse. While the oil slick is lifeless (as well as life-choking) and is moved by wind and wave with no course of its own, the federal enemy is willfully obstructionist, uncaringly incompetent, and hopelessly uncoordinated.
The people and government of Louisiana have prepared an emergency plan to protect their marshes and bayous from the floating sludge: a chain of barrier islands made of sand dredged from the shallow bottom of the Gulf. The sand barrier would hold the oil offshore, preventing it from destroying the marshes and wetlands, and allow for a much easier cleanup of the oil by catching it on relatively straight, featureless sandy levies — as opposed to attempting to clean oil from the labyrinthine bogs, swamps, and marshes of Southern Louisiana’s Bayou Parishes.
Who owns your Personal info? Facebook Google or You…?
CBS47 ^ | 5-28-10 | cakid1
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 12:07:26 AM by cakid1
Who owns your – Personal info? Facebook Google or You…?
Here’s a clue.
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 8:01:18 AM by SonOfDarkSkies
In his press conference this week, the President has the audacity to stand before the America people (on television at least) and insult the flag and the country for which it stands. This incompetent pretender has the nerve to dishonor our flag, this flag for which so much American blood has been spilt, by refusing to stand beside it.
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