By Michael LeMieux
January 21, 2010
The history of the united States of America is not free of defect. But in spite of those defects we were able to fashion a society that rose above the norm of the time and created a nation founded on individual liberty.
One of the defects of the age becomes very much apparent when contrasted against the preamble to the Declaration of Independence in which it states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are crated equal.” And yet we were engaged in the practice of slavery. This is not disputed and the history of slavery has been upon the earth as long as we have recorded history. The Bible speaks of the slavery even during the time of Christ and before. So was there a legal difference between a person who was a slave and person who was a citizen? The answer is obviously yes. We will get into this a little later.
At the conclusion of the civil war, congress proposed the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments—abolishing slavery, and creating and granting federal citizenship, and suffrage (voting) for its new citizens. The 13th Amendment was ratified December 6th, 1865. It is interesting to note that the last state to ratify this amendment was Mississippi on March 5th, 1995, a full 130 years after the initial ratification, for a total of 36 out of our current 50 states.
The 13th Amendment states:
Section 1. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Section 2. “Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
This was the first amendment which included an enforcement clause.
Why did congress feel it necessary to include the 2nd section which gave them power to enforce this legislation? It was because they did not have the power to do so by Article 1 of the Constitution. They were expanding their power. Congress had only the powers that were enumerated under Article 1, Section 8. They did not have any authority to enforce the 13th Amendment, as this power was not enumerated. Now we have what I call the initial marriage of the legislative and judicial branches of government. Congress needed to have power to enforce this amendment, to pass laws, (legislate), and to give the Supreme Court, (the judicial branch), the ability to side with congress via this amendment.
Up until this time, many of the states did not recognize blacks as persons who could become citizens. Even with the passing of the 13th Amendment, the Federal Government had no power within the states to effect the necessary changes to force the issue. In the case of Blair v. Ridgely, 97 D. 218,249, S.P. the Supreme Court held “Prior to the adoption of the federal Constitution, states possessed unlimited and unrestricted sovereignty and retained the same ever afterward. Upon entering the Union, they retained all their original power and sovereignty…” The Federal Government, therefore, could not force the states to do all that was required on the issue without granting this additional power.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
By Coach Dave Daubenmire
January 21, 2010
No matter what you might believe, President Obama knows exactly what he is doing. Because he comes across as such a nice guy folks have the tendency to give him the benefit of the doubt. When his policies don’t appear to be working we hear cries of “give the guy a chance”, or “he is bound to make some mistakes.”
In a strange sort of way we think that he is a neophyte, a genuine good guy who just needs a little bit of time to figure it out. Because he is so likeable we trust him to “do the right thing” once he gets his feet under him. In a strange sort of way, as George W. Bush once said “the soft bigotry of low expectations” is at work in the Obama presidency. They tell us he is a brilliant man, yet he is pursuing policies that fly in the face of conventional wisdom.
We all know that it is impossible to spend our way out of debt. It doesn’t work in your house, and it won’t work in the White House. Give him some time, we are told, and he will eventually figure it out. He just needs a little patience from us and he will “grow into the office.”
But just like the misnomer that our government schools are “failing” we must soon come to the realization that they are doing exactly as they have been designed to do. As Charlotte Iserbyte warned us in her brilliant work “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America,” what appears to be accidental failure is a planned, purposeful demise. Our schools are performing masterfully at miss-educating our children. As a result of two generations of socialist indoctrination in our government schools the populace is on the verge of accepting an openly fascist American government.
Scott Brown’s stunning underdog victory over Democrat Martha Coakley to become Massachusetts’ next U.S. Senator is a crushing blow for the Obama administration’s big government agenda – not because Brown has an R next to his name, and not because of Judas goats like Glenn Beck who will attempt to hijack genuine populism once again – but because his victory was thanks to the 51% of Independents who are now the majority in the state.
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Are We in Haiti because of Oil?
Posted By admin On January 21, 2010 @ 5:12 am In Commentary | 21 Comments
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
It has been a little over a week since the devastating earthquake hit just outside Port au Prince, Haiti. Since that day, I have watched in horror as the Haitian people and their society have quickly submerged into a quagmire of social unrest and political grandstanding. Once I observed the mass-murder posse of Team Obama, Bush and Clinton begin circling the wagons and the rapid US militarization of Port au Prince, including the occupation of the Presidential Palace, to the tune of now almost 10,000 US boots on the ground, I began to get suspicious. Call me crazy. I know of the sad history of Haiti imposed upon the tiny former slave nation by one imperial power after the next. But when I see 10,000 American soldiers descend upon a nation in less than a week, my radar flies into the red zone. Just when I was beginning to brush up on the story behind the story regarding Yemen, now I’m thrashed about one more time and forced to begin scrambling for the next story behind the story for this week’s latest NWO hot topic.
After a few hours on the Internet, I discovered an article posted in January of 2008 http://www.abibitumikasa.com/forums/oppression-afrikans-economically/41112-oil-mining-haiti-worlds-elite-robbing-people-blind.html  indicating that large amounts of, you guessed it, OIL had indeed been discovered in Haiti a short while back. According to the article, s cientists Ginette and Daniel Mathurin indicated that “under Haitian soil it is rich in oil and fuel.” “We have identified 20 oil sites.” said ‘Daniel Mathurin stating that “5 of them are considered of great importance by specialists and politicians.”
Glenn Beck is once again parroting White House talking points by invoking Inforation Czar Cass Sunstein’s rhetoric about 9/11 truthers being dangerous extremists, proving his anti-establishment image is a manufactured fraud.