Andrew Breitbart’s media empire undoubtedly posed a threat to the establishment. From the takedown of New York Rep. Anthony Weiner to the outing of the USDA’s Shirley Sherrod and very public revelations about the seamy underside of ACORN, Breitbart was considered a thorn in the side of the liberal establishment.
But it was his promise to release information that would critically damage Barack Obama prior to an election that really grabbed the attention of the establishment and possibly led to his assassination.
As firebrand talk show host Michael Savage said following Breitbart’s collapse on a Brentwood, California, street and his subsequent death from an apparent heart attack, he would be remiss if he didn’t suggest that the liberal gadfly was assassinated. “I’m asking a crazy question,” Savage said on his nationally syndicated radio show, “but so what? We the people want an answer. This was not an ordinary man. If I don’t ask this question, I would be remiss.”
Others insist Breitbart had a history of health issues and simply collapsed and died from a heart attack as thousands of Americans do every day. They say Savage, Alex Jones and many others who posit a Breitbart assassination are engaging in baseless conspiracy theories.
However, we do know that government engages in assassination of political enemies and has the means to do so without leaving a trace.
During Senate testimony in 1975 into illegal activities by the CIA, it was revealed that the agency had developed a dart gun capable of causing a heart attack. “At the first televised hearing, staged in the Senate Caucus Room, Chairman Church dramatically displayed a CIA poison dart gun to highlight the committee’s discovery that the CIA directly violated a presidential order by maintaining stocks of shellfish toxin sufficient to kill thousands,” a Senate web page explains.
“The lethal poison then rapidly enters the bloodstream causing a heart attack. Once the damage is done, the poison denatures quickly, so that an autopsy is very unlikely to detect that the heart attack resulted from anything other than natural causes. Sounds like the perfect James Bond weapon, doesn’t it? Yet this is all verifiable in Congressional testimony,” writes Fred Burks.
Chicago radio host says Breitbart’s death was a warning shot and that others are in danger
Mancow Muller: Breitbart Was Murdered
Contrary to today’s release of edited and seemingly innocuous footage that shows Barack Obama making a speech at Harvard in 1991 and has already been in the public domain for years, Chicago radio host Erich “Mancow” Muller told the Alex Jones Show today that his friend Andrew Breitbart had in fact planned to release information that would “destroy Barack Obama” on March 1st, hours after his untimely death.
Muller said he was speaking with Breitbart “every other day” about a TV show he had lined up on a major network on which Breitbart would make regular appearances in a segment called “Breitbart predicts”.
Will damning footage Andrew Breitbart intended to release March 1 ever surface unedited?
Media outlets are frothing at the release of video that shows now President Obama a ‘radical’ Harvard rally supposedly demonstrative of racial division tactics he took part in. Indeed, Breitbart.com reports:
Earlier today, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.”
Here is that video:
This is surely not the video that Andrew Breitbart was dying to release at the 2012 CPAC conference weeks before his untimely death. As predicted by Alex Jones, Mancow Mueller and others, the public will be distracted with less than bombshell issue while the real revelations Andrew Breitbart said he held likely ‘go with him to the grave,’ as Mancow put it earlier today.
Instead, this ‘newly leaked’ footage of Barack Obama speaking at a Harvard rally was ALREADY released in a 2008 piece produced by PBS’s Frontline program. It shows Obama speaking in support of the controversial Professor Derrick Bell. The footage is reportedly ‘selectively edited’ and was admittedly licensed from Boston TV station WGBH, who produce Frontline. See below:
As Paul Joseph Watson reported:
“The footage shows Obama from his Harvard days fraternizing with Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, leading members of the Weather Underground terrorist group which carried out a wave of bombings against government targets in the 70′s.”
It’s kind of an amazing, interesting moment because he looks so young but he sounds exactly the same. It’s a really interesting moment in his career, he’d always try to take this conciliatory middle ground, particularly around issues of race. This was a moment he couldn’t there was an intense, divisive moment at Harvard where Derrick Bell was threatening to quit if they did not increase divserity in hiring and everyone had to choose to side and he ultimately chose to side with Bell and he gave this very classic Obama speech.”
“And what’s classic about it is it’s race and gender!” Mitchell exclaimed. “It’s the very issues we are talking about today, it’s issues of gender that have certainly taken hold in the republican campaign and we have heard what the president said when he called Sandra Fluke and spoke out about it at his press conference.”
“It gives you a sense of how adept he is at navigating these issues in public and how look he’s been doing it — and how much practice he’s has,” Smith noted.
RUSH: And one other thing, ladies and gentlemen, replacing oil is not going to make energy cheaper. Oil is the cheapest form of energy, for what it provides, that we have. That’s what the market does. The market provides the cheapest and the most efficient of everything. Or it won’t survive. Eventually it’ll go kaput. It’s called competition. Oil does not have any impression right now, not any serious competition.
Great to have you back, Rush Limbaugh and the EIB Network, the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. Telephone number if you want to be on the program, we will get to your calls in this hour, 800-282-2882.
So Obama’s in North Carolina, yeah, we’re gonna have alternative energy, gonna bring down energy costs. Nope, they’re gonna skyrocket. President Obama wants higher energy costs. Barack Obama wants higher gasoline prices. When it hit four dollars a gallon years ago Barack Hussein Obama said he was only unhappy about how fast the price got to four dollars.
(“Why do you suppose that Obama went to Osawatomie, Kansas to give that speech awhile back? That’s John Brown territory and Obama knows it. “) revisedhistory | Just another WordPress.com site
by Al Benson Jr.
Much has been written about John Brown of Harpers Ferry, Virginia fame over the years. And much of it is historical and political goop. In the North he has been portrayed as everything from slavery emancipation messiah to national hero. In parts of eastern Kansas, to this day, the unwritten commandment is “Thou shalt not take the name of John Brown in vain.”
I have never forgotten a “conversation” I had with a woman in eastern Kansas several years ago as she tried to inform me that John Brown was a hero while Jeb Stuart was a terrorist. Yes, folks, that’s the way it is in parts of eastern Kansas even today. You talk about skewed history! Why do you suppose that Obama went to Osawatomie, Kansas to give that speech awhile back? That’s John Brown territory and Obama knows it. He was identifying with the crowd that thinks John Brown was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
In actuality, John Brown was never much good at much of anything until he tried his hand at terrorism–and even in that occupation he had lots of help and support from other would-be Yankee terrorists who wanted him to do their dirty work so their hands would stay clean–and even that didn’t quite work out……
- This Day in History: John Brown Hanged for Raid on Harpers Ferry (1859) (euzicasa.wordpress.com)
- Do We Really Want to Remind Kansans of Him? (patospapa.wordpress.com)
- John Brown: The Man Who ‘Sparked’ The Civil War (npr.org)
- John Brown’s Fort (eoghann.com)
- WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: The Age Of Hamilton. As President Obama travels to John Brown’s old stomp… (pjmedia.com)
- American Heroes~JOHN BROWN (1800-1859)~by rldubour (ourpoetrycorner.wordpress.com)
- Major Events Before The American Civil War (socyberty.com)
- Review: Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War (writingwrongs.wordpress.com)
- Decreasing Economic Upward Mobility Blogging: John Brown’s Body Lies A-Mouldering in Its Grave Department (delong.typepad.com)
It has been established for at least the past three years how close Barack Obama’s ties are with the unions. We know that he and Richard Trumka are the best of pals. We know that the unions have been in lock step with and have supported left wing liberals for years. What I am about to lay out for you is absolutely stunning. This is what the CSEA local 1000 (a branch of the AFL-CIO) has managed to accomplish in the state of New York.
This state union was able to sucessfully lobby the Legislature to change the wording in the New York State Labor Law to include a “fair share” program in an attempt to collect forced union dues from subsisdized home child care workers and home health care workers. Here is how it works. The home care provider receives some of their income from the parties being taken care of and the rest of their income comes from the county department of social services as a subsisdy. The county department of social services has advised the providers that they work for the families that they care for and are not connected to social services in any way. Under the new regulations,the home care providers are now FORCED to pay union dues,whether they choose to become a union member or not.
These new regulations took effect in January of 2012. The dues are automatically deducted from the subsisdized county social services portion of the care providers’ check at a rate of 2 percent per month or up to $690.00 per year. The home care provider has absolutely no choice in this. I have contacted Assemblyman Peter Lopez’s office and have submitted documentation. After three months of waiting, I still have not received a response. I have also contacted the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and have learned that to date, mine is the only complaint filed in New York.
My question is this: if the home care provider works for the family or the receiver of services, as stated by the county department of social services, how can a union come in and take forced dues? The only difference between this and armed robbery is the lack of a gun. And we know that the liberals and unions don’t like guns, don’t we? So there you have it, the unwilling donations to the Democrat machine.
Earlier today, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.”
The video, which Kaczynski says was “licensed from a Boston television station,” shows a young Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Prof. Derrick Bell, a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright–about whom we will be releasing significant information in the coming hours.
However, the video has been selectively edited–either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself. Over the course of the day, Breitbart.com will be releasing additional footage that has been hidden by Obama’s allies in the mainstream media and academia.
According to The Daily Caller,
Although the news of Andrew Breitbart’s death is still fairly fresh, the merry band of faceless marauders at the Daily Kos have decided it is time to use his death as an opportunity to make political hay.
A post dated March 1 by “dragon82a,” titled “Let’s Help Andrew Breitbart go out In Style..Get Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Him” encourages readers to post on the Westboro Baptist Church’s Facebook page calling for the group to protest Andrew Breitbart’s funeral:
Here is the Facebook of the WestBoro Baptist Church:
Send them a message anything will do, about how much publicity they would get by Protecting Andrew.
Lets give back to Andrew what he has so generously given to us all these years.
We could call this “Operation Sendaway”
AP Exclusive: Diplomats say Iran cleaned nuke work
Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2012 | GEORGE JAHN
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 3:11:04 PM by Free ThinkerNY
Two of the diplomats told The Associated Press that those traces could have come from what they said was the testing of a small neutron trigger used to set off a nuclear explosion.
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 2:44:01 PM by Kaslin
RUSH: Obama’s press conference yesterday was amazing. No questions about the economy. There were very few questions about the budget, the debt, the lack of a budget, the debt. One person did ask — Ed Henry of Fox asked — about gasoline prices. And Obama said in answer, “Ed, just from a political perspective, do you think the president of the United States going into reelection wants gas prices to go higher? Is there anybody here who thinks that that makes a lot of sense?” Where was the follow-up? Where was the follow-up to this?
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It is time to seek out the truth and engage in responsible decision-making……
Brass Orders Breathalyzers for Sailors, Marines
Military.com ^ | March 5, 2012 | Phillip Ewing
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 2:43:00 PM by QT3.14
The Navy Department plans to implement fleet-wide Breathalyzer tests for sailors and Marines; crack down on smoking and drinking; and soon phase in many other major personnel policy changes, its top leaders announced Monday.
The broad collection of new policies, dubbed “21st Century Sailor and Marine,” reflected many longstanding issues or goals for the department, bundled together in an ambitious single push. Read more…
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 2:17:16 PM by jdokey
Obama tapes will be released tonight on Hannity tonight. Click on link for more info.
PALM BEACH, Fla. – After national controversy over his calling a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and “prostitute,” radio giant Rush Limbaugh says he has brand-new sponsors lined up to advertise on his program, and some who had canceled are now asking to return.
“We have three brand-new sponsors that will be starting in the next two weeks,” Limbaugh said this afternoon, adding he was not going to identify them today.“Two of the sponsors who have canceled have asked to return.
WASHINGTON — President Obama, speaking publicly for the first time about Rush Limbaugh’s slur of a law student on his radio show last week, said on Tuesday that he had called the woman, Sandra Fluke, in part to set an example for his daughters.
“I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on,” Mr. Obama said at a televised news conference at the White House. “I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way, and I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.”
Mr. Obama confirmed what had been known about the call only from Ms. Fluke’s account, which she has repeated since the Friday conversation to multiple reporters and television shows. He declined a reporter’s invitation to pass judgment on the sincerity of Mr. Limbaugh’s subsequent apology or on his loss of advertisers in the controversy.
In this video, not previously available online but licensed by BuzzFeed from a Boston television station, the future president speaks at a 1991 campus protest organized to demand tenure for minority and female law professors.
It was perhaps Barack Obama’s most intense immersion in the charged campus racial politics of the late 1980s and early 1990s: As President of the Harvard Law Review in the spring of his final year there, 1991, he aligned himself with Professor Derrick Bell‘s dramatic protest for diversity on the faculty of Harvard Law School.
Bell was the first black tenured professor at the school, and a pioneer of “critical race theory,” which insisted, controversially, on reading issues of race and power into legal scholarship. His protest that spring was occasioned by Harvard’s denial of tenure to a black woman professor, Regina Austin, at a time when only three of the law school’s professors were black and only five women. He told Harvard he would take a leave of absence — a kind of academic strike — “until a woman of color is offered and accepted a tenured position on this faculty,” and he launched a hunger strike to dramatize his point.
“Our system of government is based upon an assumption that the people placed in high office are honorable. This is an absolute requirement for the survival of our nation. The Founding Fathers understood that when dishonorable people begin to take high office, the system of government they set into motion would begin to fail. Unfortunately America’s judicial system is proving this principle.”
Megan's Law / Andrea Mackris / Bill O'Reilly ( Rev. Manning video )
ATLAH ^ | 11/25/09 | James D. Manning
Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2009 5:35:36 PM by sushiman
Police Given Direct Line To Cell Phone Searches
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Think about all the personal information we keep in our cell phones: It’s something to consider after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled it is now legal for police to search cell phones without a warrant.
Just before 8:00 p.m. in an auditorium packed to the rafters, a well-dressed local GOP leader stood in front of over 2,000 anxious and animated Idahoans and declared, “The Ron Paul Revolution is a revolution whose time has come!” The thunderous applause and chants of “End the Fed!” swept the good doctor onto the stage and the din grew to an impressive ear-drum-bursting boom.
With neither TelePrompTer nor notes, Dr. Ron Paul R-Texas addressed a standing-room throng of very young, very vociferous voters who see his candidacy as the only hope for restoring our Republic to its constitutional foundations. When asked by this reporter why they came out to see Ron Paul, two high school students responded with a typical teenage matter-of-fact “duh!” tone: “‘Cause he’s the only one who cares about the Constitution.” After finally calming the crowd, Dr. Paul introduced his wife and granddaughter before launching into a stump speech that bore plain witness to the truthfulness of my youthful interviewees’ assessment of the presidential candidate.
First, Paul proclaimed that he is the conservative choice among the four Republicans running for President. “You can’t grant to the title of conservative to those who keep voting to spend money,” he explained.
There was little doubt that the theme of the night would be that the root of all the problems plaguing our nation is the eradication of individual liberty as protected by the Constitution. Dr. Paul’s early remarks were all focused on the economy and his promise to “cut the federal budget by $1 trillion in the first year.”
Prison Planet.com » Federal Judge: Citizens Need Not Ask Permission to Exercise 2nd Amendment Rights
The New American
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A federal judge struck down a Maryland law requiring individuals to prove that they have “good and substantial reason” for seeking a handgun carry permit from the state.
“A citizen may not be required to offer a ‘good and substantial reason’ why he should be permitted to exercise his rights,” wrote U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg. “The right’s existence is all the reason he needs.”
The suit was brought by Navy veteran Raymond Woollard, who lives on a farm in rural Baltimore County. On December 24, 2002, Woollard’s son-in-law, Kris Lee Abbott, on a drug-induced high broke into Woollard’s house during a family gathering in search of his wife’s car keys so he could go buy more drugs. Woollard momentarily stopped Abbott by aiming a shotgun at him, but Abbott wrested the gun away from him, only to be halted again by Woollard’s son, who also had a gun. Woollard and his son then kept Abbott at bay until the police arrived two-and-a-half hours later.
Abbott was convicted of first degree burglary and put on probation. He was later incarcerated for violating his probation.
Woollard, who now knew that he could not count on the police to come to his aid in an emergency, applied for a handgun carry permit in 2003. The permit was granted, as was Woollard’s request to renew it three years later, just after Abbott was released from prison. However, when Woollard attempted to renew his permit again in 2009, his request was denied by the Maryland state police on the basis that he had not demonstrated to their satisfaction that he was in danger. His appeals were denied on the same basis.
The final area for comparison is the erosion of the American culture. The Communist Manifesto laid out the steps to undermine the United States almost 100 years ago, and leftists in our own government have, consciously or unconsciously, executed that strategy with incremental changes that fundamentally changed our culture for the worse.
When our country was formed it was based on self reliance, individual liberty, and equal opportunity. Over the last 100 years, self reliance has been replaced with an entitlement mentality by people who gradually become more and more dependent on the government for their health and welfare. Individual liberty has been sacrificed to the government for the “common good.” Equal opportunity has been gradually replaced with equal outcome, with wealth redistribution easier than individual wealth creation. The institutions of marriage and family have been replaced by an increasingly powerful government, interfering in more and more of people’s lives.
More children are born out of wedlock each year, and a multigenerational culture of government dependence has replaced family pride and support. Republicans must reaffirm their support for the American culture of self reliance, individual liberty, and equal opportunity. Republicans must lay out an agenda to repair the damage to our culture, such as actions to tighten up the safety net, a return to workfare, and re-issuing the Defense of Marriage Act.
Republicans must then demonstrate how the changes they want will improve people ability to participate in the American Dream working hard, building their own future and creating their own wealth. Strong marriages and strong families offer the best path to happiness and success in our society. What is lost in the recent discussions on contraception is that Republicans are not trying to stop contraception, only stop subsidizing this behavior by being required to pay for it.
According to a woman named Melissa Coon, it was what a teacher at East High School in Kansas City told her 13-year-old son, Allen, when he attempted to answer a question during Black History Month. Coon identifies that teacher as Mrs. Karla Dorsey, who is black; Allen is white.
The Arpaio Report in the international press.
Scribd ^ | Joe Arpaio
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 11:04:24 AM by Vincent Jappi
A compilation of links to international websites reporting Sheriff Arpaio’s March 1, 2012 conference on the “Obama” forgeries.
A singularly remarkable event has taken place in the United States of America. This event occurred in Arizona on March 1st and was an earth shattering revelation.
A long awaited press conference was given by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a five time elected Sheriff, which should have made national and international headlines. Arpaio’s credentials include serving in the United States Army from 1950 to 1953, service as a federal narcotics agent serving in countries all over the world with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and served as the head of the Arizona DEA. Without doubt, this is a serious Law Enforcement Officer, not one to be taken in by tin-foil-hat wearing loons.
Years before the 2008 election, Barack Obama was involved in efforts to amend the US Constitution to allowthose who were born to parents who were not citizens to become President along with those born overseas. Those efforts have occurred several times in recent history, and all have failed. It must be intelligently asked why this was a concern at all for the then Senator.
There are two reasons for Obama’s concern. The first lay in Article 2 section 1 of the constitution which states: “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President,”.
(“Obama should likely be behind bars with the results of multiple felonies he is alleged to have committed.Unfortunately…”) What are the odds Obama is Ineligible to run again for president? | Western Journalism.com
To believe that this was not arranged requires a very strong belief in coincidence, one that this author will not believe. Also, records of Immigration and Naturalization Service cards filled out by passengers arriving on international flights originating outside the United States, in the month of August 1961, are missing as well.
From a statistical standpoint, one must believe that flipping a coin 52 times would result in the toss coming up tails just once in 52 flips. Go ahead pull out a quarter and start flipping it; the sun will continue to shine, and the moon will continue to glow, but no matter how many times the coin is flipped, it just isn’t going to happen.
Though sheriff’s and police have the authority to arrest Obama and bring him before a grand jury, one must wonder how they could get through the secret service to do so. There in lies the problem.
Obama should likely be behind bars with the results of multiple felonies he is alleged to have committed.Unfortunately, we are unlikely to ever know the truth as the guy who occupies the oval office at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. has sealed his records. Statistically, it would seem that Obama would not be going from the White House to the Big House anytime soon. Go ahead, grab another quarter……
Just like CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on Monday, Washington Post “She the People” blogger and columnist Melinda Henneberger took on Newt Gingrich in Friday morning’s paper page A-2 by claiming Barack Obama couldn’t be further from radical-left theorist Saul Alinsky, and found it much more believable that it was those pesky conservative Obama critics that have been channeling the ghost of Alinsky.”
Alinsky, who died when the president was 11, would delight in all the free PR. But he also would be the first to say Obama does not President Obama much resemble that remark,” she wrote. At the end, she insisted “So far, the Alinsky playbook has been used to excellent effect — against Barack Obama.”
If he weren’t dead, Alinsky would be protesting outside Obama’s house:In fact, if Alinsky were alive today, he’d surely be camped out in front of the White House, using every trick in his book, “Rules for Radicals,” to point out the many ways in which the president is not an infiltrator of the dreaded establishment, but the personification of it.Oh, Alinsky and Obama do have a few things in common:
Both lived in Chicago and were community organizers there, though that is a little like saying both Freud and my old roommate Lisa were psychotherapists.Both Alinsky and Obama were highly pragmatic self-described change agents, too.
And as I have pointed out before, if you think Obama was initially hailed as “The One,” check out the 1940 editorial in the New York Herald Tribune that said if Alinsky’s work bringing people together to improve their own neighborhood in Chicago’s notorious Back of the Yards meat-packing district could be replicated across the country, “it may well mean the salvation of our way of life.’’…..
“If you expect to continue to be the policeman of the world and advocate preemptive war” on Iran or an attack on Syria, and “if you want that kind of foreign policy, you cannot do it,” said Paul, speaking to his supporters in North Dakota on March 6, the so-called Super Tuesday.
Paul also noted that he would cut the US military spending overseas as America’s wars have caused all sorts of problems for Americans, including a skyrocketing of the US national debt.
“That is what you’re inheriting. This is the reason why it is so important, if you’re talking about peace and prosperity, you have to change the Constitution and have a lot less war and make a lot more sincere effort to promote the cause of peace,” Paul added.
The United States, Israel, and some of their allies accuse Iran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program and have used this pretext to impose international and unilateral sanctions on the Islamic Republic as well as to call for a military strike against the country.
(The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. -Patrick Henry) Kelleigh Nelson — Tea Party Patriots, Harvard and the Constitutional Convention, Part 1
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. -Patrick Henry
In September of 2011, I wrote a two part article entitled, The Constitutional Convention Con, regarding the Tea Party Patriots and Harvard University co-sponsoring a Conference to specifically discuss the feasibility of holding a Constitutional Convention. According to an article in the Daily Caller, the event included experts who discussed “their interpretations of Article V, their understanding of how the Founders viewed the provision and how a Constitutional Convention would operate today.”
In response to that article, I received an e-mail from Hal Shurtleff, the North-Eastern Regional Director of the John Birch Society. He informed me he and several others would be attending this conference on the Con-Con held at Harvard. Unfortunately, they were not invited as participants and had to question guests as they left the conference.
(“You had better forget all about the word “inalienable,” because an expanding State has no use for speed-bump “rights” which limit its ability to act”) Nothing is inalienable
On Monday, a U.S. District Court judge struck down a Maryland gun law with a remarkably worded ruling, as related by the Baltimore Sun:
In a 23-page memorandum opinion, made public Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Benson E. Legg said a state requirement forcing those applying for a gun-carry permit to show that they have a “good and substantial reason” to do so “impermissibly infringes the right to keep and bear arms,” as guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
“A citizen may not be required to offer a ‘good and substantial reason’ why he should be permitted to exercise his rights,” Legg wrote. “The right’s existence is all the reason he needs.”
Wow, is this guy ever out-of-step with the times! What is this crazy talk of God-given inalienable rights, which the government is absolutely forbidden to transgress? Everyone knows that all rights are gifts of the State, to be redistributed or rescinded as the ruling class sees fit.
For example, no American citizen has anything approaching an absolute right to property. “Progressive taxation” is explicitly premised on the notion that increasing levels of income result in a sharply attenuated right to retain the fruits of your own labor and investment. In the wake of the Kelo vs. City of New London decision, it was decided that the government can seize your property, not in response to some desperate national emergency, but because it thinks it can use the property more effectively than you can, for “the greater good.”
Or look at the big story bubbling through the news right now, in which our wondrous new government-run health insurance system feels free to discard the religious sensibilities of certain Americans, in order to impose its superior wisdom in the matter of compulsory provision of birth control supplies. This edict is based on the precise opposite of Judge Legg’s ruling. Those stuffy old Catholics can’t show any “good and substantial reason” for exercising their religious conscience – not one that compares to the supposedly urgent need of students for “free” contraception in the eyes of the Obama commissars, at any rate – and so their objections are summarily dismissed.
The ObamaCare mandate in question makes a distinction between actual houses of worship, and institutions (such as Georgetown University or Catholic hospitals) run by religious organizations. In other words, churches themselves do have “good and substantial reason” for refusing to buy birth control, if it runs contrary to their teachings, but not operations run by the churches. Cleary, the existence of a right to religious expression is not “all the reason you need” to get out of paying for other peoples’ condoms.
What happens if a religious organization defies the commissars, and refuses to surrender its First Amendment rights? According to a report in Life News today, “Republicans in Congress asked the Congressional Research Service to examine the new mandate and the consequences for employers that do not want to follow it because it would violate their consciences and CRS issued a document finding noncompliant employers could face federal fines of $100 per day per employee.” Nothing that costs you a hundred bucks in fines per day is “inalienable.”
(“Barack Obama is now achieving a vision that environmentalist ideologues could only dream about in the 1970s”) Obama’s Driving Americans Out of Cars
Barack Obama is now achieving a vision that environmentalist ideologues could only dream about in the 1970s: He is driving Americans out of their cars.
In the three decades since American voters threw Jimmy Carter out of office, there have been only two years when Americans did not drive their cars and trucks more miles than the year before.
The second was 2011, the third year of President Obama’s term in office.
But Obama may be accomplishing something more significant than presiding over a single year when Americans decreased the miles they drove. Since 1970, the FHA has tracked the “vehicle miles traveled” by Americans each year. It peaked in 2007.
From archive material from the 1940s onward, it has become apparent that the Rockefeller Foundation has for decades now fanatically nurtured research into fear-inducing brainwashing techniques for the masses.
In a series of generous grants in the 1940s- and 50s, extended to Professor Carl I. Hovland of Yale University, the Foundation actively funded research into “the psychological mechanisms through which communications exert their influence.” Main research subject deals with the question of “how the individual deals with the welter of conflicting ideas with which he is constantly bombarded; how “wishful thinking” and emotional bias affect judgment; and whether the judgment process is transferred from one situation to another are among the problems to be studied”, we read in the 1954 Rockefeller yearly report.
Hovland, besides conducting research into behavioral and attitude-changes of groups, was also part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s social science staff. In addition to that, the professor was heavily involved in other branches of the Anglo-American establishment. In the study Origins of mass communications research during the American cold war by Timothy Glander, the author explains:
Prison Planet.com » Cybersecurity Bill (“introduced enator John McCain”) Would Substantially Increase Monitoring of Internet
A cybersecurity bill by Republican introduced enator John McCain could dramatically expand the domestic reach of U.S. intelligence agencies and potentially give them massive troves of emails, civil liberties advocates said.
Unlike the Democratic-led alternative supported by Majority Leader Harry Reid, the McCain bill stresses voluntary information sharing instead of regulation of critical industries by the Department of Homeland Security. McCain’s bill was introduced last week.
“Obama to warn Netanyahu against military strikes on Iran.” So proclaimed the headline in Saturday’s Washington Post. At their meeting on Monday, Barack Obama reportedly did just that, while reaffirming America’s commitment to Israel’s safety. And yet … could this be very different than it seems? Is it the cagey exterior of a policy aimed at leaving Israel no choice but to strike?
Look at it this way. Suppose you were the Obama administration, confronted by an intransigent Iran but facing an election in November and an American public weary of Middle Eastern wars. Wouldn’t you rather shoehorn an ally into undertaking this risky and unpleasant business in your place? Then, even if you too had to intervene (as you would, at the very least to keep open the Strait of Hormuz), you’d have avoided blame for starting the conflict.
Hot words/terms on the Department of Homeland Security
online social media watch-list can get you monitored…
According to a DHS document, the snoopy agency is maintaining an arm-long list of what they call ‘Items Of Interest’, categorized by subject, i.e. ‘Domestic Security’, ‘Southwest Border Violence’, etc. These are the specific words/terms contractors have been hired to monitor online, abbreviated to ‘I.O.I’ by the DHS.
And while you might expect them to keep an eye on those posting more than a passing mention of terms like ‘Al Qaida‘, ‘weapons cache’, ‘jihad’, ‘massacre’, according to the DHS order far more mundane/widely-utilized words can also bring the watchful eye of the agency if posted on Twitter or Facebook, i.e.-…..
The country is suicidal now and in may ways is actively seeking some sort of conflict when Obama gets re-elected. I say conflict because re-electing Obama will bring problems and the good people who get what is happening won’t stand by and let it go further.
But a lot of “misguided” people who might “dislike” Obama and vote “republican” are still wanting statist, government policies. So these idiots, no friends of mine, like losers like Romney, who is really Obama’s twin brother.
Plus many of the primaries are is statist un-american states like Arizona, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Florida.
The tea party might as well leave the GOP and wipe itself clean of these operatives who will get Obama re-elected along with the libertarians. They should out all fake “tea party” people who went for Romney.
I see real problems down the road within the republican party by nominating Romney and by re-electing Obama. And should some how Romney win the general, the tea party will turn on him and they will even turn on the fakes who “run” the tea party.
We have Obama sheep and Romney Sheep. They are both Big government fools. And I sure am not. So I plan for problems because us conservatives are at the tipping point.