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MAKING SENSE OF THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX…

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MAKING SENSE OF THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX

King George III relinquished Britain’s proprietary power over the Northwest Territory to the original thirteen States in the Treaty of Paris of 1783 and that is the source of the power of Congress to lay and collect taxes on incomes, which is the subject of the Sixteenth Amendment.

Students in my Basic Course in Law and Government learn how George Washington and the rest of the Founding Fathers aborted the adoption of the Constitution of September 17, 1787 by a government bound by written oath “to support this Constitution,” leaving Congress free to “tax” without  any restraints.

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Gunny G: GOD’S Marines…(“at some point, Jesus Christ and God’s Marines showing up to kick @$$ in proper fashion—to that I drink.”)

January 5, 2011 8 comments
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I’m just about convinced that these new bozos—although they may for a time produce some appearance that they are attempting to come through will be scum like all politicians—our last decent chance is past, the generals and admirals have sold us out, then there was the internet now at best just another letter from the Alamo.
Once lost, ya just cannot breathe new life into a dead Republic.

It comes down to, at some point, Jesus Christ and God’s Marines showing up to kick @$$ in proper fashion—to that I drink.

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R. Lee Ermey and the hazards of hero worship…

January 5, 2011 2 comments
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R. Lee Ermey and the hazards of hero worship
David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog ^ | January 5, 2010 | Kathy Shaidle

Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 3:06:30 PM by HorowitzianConservative

Late last month, one viral video managed to awaken the internet during that comatose No Man’s Land between Christmas Eve and New Year‘s Day.

The video showed actor R. Lee Ermey — most famous as the real life U.S. Marine drill sergeant turned fictional one in the film Full Metal Jacket (1987) — at a Toys 4 Tots fundraiser. In his inimitable fashion, Ermey loudly denounced President Obama’s “socialism.” The crowd more or less cheered, the rest of the dais blanched — and a viral video was born.

According to liberal blogger John V. Moore of Windy City Watch, who originally uploaded the video to YouTube, it received close to half a million visits. It was emailed to me repeatedly by fellow conservatives and libertarians, and posted with effusive praise at numerous blogs (although, tellingly, not this one).

But I’ve been blogging for more than ten years, so my fairly well-honed sense of what bandwagons not to jump on told me to quietly steer clear of Ermey’s admittedly stirring and entertaining rant.

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Oil Continues Climb In Line With Lindsey Williams’ Prediction …

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Oil Continues Climb In Line With Lindsey Williams’ Prediction

 

On December 16, Lindsey Williams told Alex Jones the price of crude oil will soon hit $15-200 per barrel and this would translate into gas prices in the range of $4-5 per gallon. Williams, an ordained Baptist minister who went to Alaska in 1971 as a missionary, was told about the price increase by insiders in the oil industry he had befriended.

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Obama’s Birth Announcements Aren’t Evidence Of Anything…

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Obama’s Birth Announcements Aren’t Evidence Of Anything
The Obama File ^ | 1/4/2011 | Beckwith

Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 2:13:52 PM by Beckwith

Obots are always pointing to the two “birth announcements” from Honolulu newspapers (images here) as evidence of Obama’s Hawaiian birth.

As anyone who has ever had a birth, wedding, or death in the family, knows, the information in those announcements are sent to newspapers by the family, or agents of the family.  They do not originate from government agencies, hospitals, churches or synagogues, although they may originate with political campaigns.

Beyond questions about the source of the Obama birth announcements being his family, probably grandmother Madelyn, there is a question about the law to consider.  Could those microfilm/fiche copies (nobody has ever seen the original newsprint copies) from 50-year old newspapers be allowed as evidence in a court of law?

So, as a civilian, I asked an attorney (actually two), if one must posses and present the original newsprint copy of those “birth announcements” for them to be admitted into evidence.
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Department of Justice Goes Black — Dumps Red, White and Blue …

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Department of Justice Goes Black — Dumps Red, White and Blue
Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4 Jan 2011 | Pam Geller et al

Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 1:01:00 PM by combat_boots

I have reported extensively on Obama‘s Department of Injustice over the past two years here. In every case, the DoJ has gone to war against America. Against the military, against free speech, against the voter, against the war on jihad, against Arizona and the protection of our borders, in support of Islamic law (sharia) and as a proponent of reverse racism ….. the list goes on.

Department of Justice ditches red, white, and blue stars and stripes hat tip David via Sue

The move speaks volumes. The U.S. Department of Justice has changed its web site. Gone are the patriotic, distinctly proud American red, white, and blue U.S. flag decorations on the page:

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Food Riots Next? FAO Says Food Prices Surpass Record Highs Seen During 2007-2008 Bubble …

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Food Riots Next? FAO Says Food Prices Surpass Record Highs Seen During 2007-2008 Bubble

 

The last time food prices hit ridiculous levels, the immediate outcome was global food riots in places such as Haiti and Bangladesh.

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John Roberts is hostile to FreeRepublic.com…

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John Roberts is hostile to FreeRepublic.com
Dittos Rush ^ | July 24, 2010 | Ditos Rush

Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 11:12:04 AM by The_Media_never_lie

Kyra Phillips and John Roberts discussed the “mixed blessing of the internet,” and agreed that there should be a crackdown on anonymous bloggers who disparage others on the internet.

This is a very first ammendment issue. I don’t recall of these CNN types ever complaining about a left wing defamatory blogger.

This John Roberts is to the left of Shep Smith and Geraldo. One liberal propagandist cannot change a network, but he bears close monitoring.


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John Roberts, in a discussion with a fellow CNN anchor, proposed that something should be done to silence annonymous bloggers (such as FreeRepublic.com), and he lauds Shirley Sherrod‘s racist inciting speech to the NAACP, in which members should have shouted her down for her racist rant, but instead nodded in approval.

Why are the animals dying? Birds, fish wiped out in mysterious deaths …

January 5, 2011 1 comment

Why are the animals dying? Birds, fish wiped out in mysterious deaths

 

In the last week, nearly 100,000 fish washed up on the shores of the Arkansas River, dead. Also in Arkansas, thousands of red-winged blackbirds fell from the sky and plummeted to the ground where they were also found dead.

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Homeschooling keeps Michele Obama out of childrens’ lives…

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Homeschooling keeps Michele Obama out of childrens’ lives.
Examiner ^ | January 5, 2011 | Martha

Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 10:35:36 AM by usalady

Many parents are turning to home schooling in order to retain their right to decide what is good for their kids.

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Joe Talk…Conspiracy Theorist…Or…?????

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Censored Jesse Ventura Show On FEMA Camps Survives On You Tube

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Censored Jesse Ventura Show On FEMA Camps Survives On You Tube

 

We urge you to watch the videos below because they might not be around for much longer. Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory show about the police state and FEMA camps, which TruTV never aired because of constant government harassment and pressure, has already been memory-holed and is now under threat of being removed from You Tube as well.

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Mass Bird & Fish Die-Offs Go Global, Spark End Times Panic …

January 5, 2011 1 comment

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Mass Bird & Fish Die-Offs Go Global, Spark End Times Panic

 

The mass bird and fish die-offs that have affected parts of the U.S. over the last week have now gone global, with Sweden, Brazil and New Zealand becoming the latest countries to experience a phenomena that has sparked both scientific intrigue and apocalyptic panic in equal measure.

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The Latest New York Times Nonsense About Lincoln by Thomas J. DiLorenzo…

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The Latest New York Times Nonsense About Lincoln

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Recently by Thomas DiLorenzo: The Most Cynical and Hypocritical Speech Ever Delivered

At the outset of the War to Prevent Southern Independence both Abraham Lincoln and the U.S. Congress declared publicly that the sole purpose of the war was to save the union and not to interfere with Southern slavery. Lincoln himself stated this very clearly in his first inaugural address and in many other places. This fact bothers the court historians of the Lincoln cult who have in the past forty years rewritten American history to suggest that slavery was the sole cause of the war. (A generation ago, if one took a college course on “the Civil War” it was likely that one would have read The Causes of the Civil War by Kenneth Stampp, a former president of the American Historical Association.)

The latest attempt to rewrite or whitewash history comes from one Richard Striner in a December 13 New York Times article entitled “How Lincoln Undid the Union.” The gist of Striner’s argument is that: 1) a compromise to save the union was in the works in Washington in December of 1860; but 2) Lincoln persuaded key members of the Republican Party to oppose it because it might not have prohibited the extension of slavery into the new territories, a key feature of the 1860 Republican Party platform. Lincoln wanted to save the union, says Striner, but he wanted a union that would put slavery “on the path to extinction.”

What rubbish. The notion that prohibiting the extension of slavery would somehow magically cause the end of Southern slavery has always been totally nonsensical. As University of Virginia Historian Michael Holt wrote in his book, Fate of Their Country (p. 27), “Modern economic historians have demonstrated that this assumption was false.” It is every bit as nonsensical as Lincoln’s crazy assertion that the extension of slavery into the Territories would have somehow led to the re-introduction of slavery into Maine, Massachusetts, and other states that had legally abolished slavery! (He ludicrously said that a nation “could not exist” half slave and half free). It is hard to believe that rational human beings ever believed such things. It is unlikely that many Americans of Lincoln’s time did.

Striner pretends to be able to read Lincoln’s mind when he speculates that his motivation was to put slavery “on the road to extinction.” He does not quote Lincoln himself as saying that this was his motivation; he merely speculates and fabricates a story. But Lincoln and other prominent Republicans did in fact state very clearly what their motivation was. There is no need to speculate. As Professor Holt, the history profession’s preeminent expert on the politics of the antebellum era wrote: “Many northern whites also wanted to keep slaves out of the West in order to keep blacks out. The North was a pervasively racist society where free blacks suffered social, economic, and political discrimination . . . . Bigots, they sought to bar African-American slaves from the West.” Lincoln himself clearly stated that “we” want the Territories “for free white labor.”

Thus, part of Lincoln’s motivation for opposing the extension of slavery – but making an ironclad defense of Southern slavery in his first inaugural address – was pandering to northern white supremacist voters (like himself) who did not want any blacks – free or slave – living among them. There was also a protectionist motivation, as the Republican Party wanted to prohibit competition for jobs from all blacks, free or slave. Illinois – Land of Lincoln – even amended its Constitution in 1848 to prohibit the emigration of black people into the state, a position that was endorsed by Lincoln. (Lincoln was also a “manager” of the Illinois Colonization Society, which sought to use state tax funds to deport the small number of free blacks who resided in the state.)

A third motivation for Lincoln’s opposition to slavery extension was purely political. If slaves entered the Territories, they would inflate the congressional representation of the Democratic Party when the Territories became states because of the Three-Fifths Clause of the Constitution. That in turn – and most importantly – would block the Republican Party’s economic agenda. Professor Holt quotes Ohio Congressman Joshua R. Giddings (p. 28) on this point: “To give the south the preponderance of political power would be itself a surrender of our tariff, our internal improvements, our distribution of proceeds of public lands . . . . It is the most abominable proposition with which a free people were ever insulted.” It would destroy everything the Republican Party claimed to stand for, in other words, i.e., mercantilist economics. This is the real reason why Lincoln was so adamant about opposing the extension of slavery into the territories.

Besides his demonstrably false, speculative fantasies about Lincoln’s supposedly saintly motivations, Striner presents a very distorted and misleading account of the events of late 1860–early 1861. He quotes a private letter from Lincoln expressing his opposition to the particular compromise to save the union that was being sponsored by Senator John J. Crittenden of Kentucky at the time, but makes no mention of Lincoln’s own “compromise” that was also in the works. The high priestess of the Lincoln Cult, Doris Kearns-Goodwin, describes Lincoln’s compromise on page 296 of her book, Team of Rivals. As soon as he was elected, Lincoln “instructed [William] Seward to introduce [the Corwin Amendment to the Constitution] in the Senate Committee of Thirteen without indicating they issued from Springfield.” The Corwin Amendment, which did pass the House and Senate, would have prohibited the federal government from ever interfering with Southern slavery. As Goodwin writes, Lincoln instructed Seward to make sure that the amendment said that “the Constitution should never be altered so as to authorize Congress to abolish or interfere with slavery in the states” where it existed. In addition, writes Goodwin, Lincoln instructed Seward, who would become his Secretary of State, to get a federal law introduced that would have made various personal liberty laws that existed in some Northern states illegal. These state laws were meant to nullify the federal Fugitive Slave Act, an act that Lincoln very strongly supported. Far from putting slavery “on the path to extinction,” these actions of Lincoln’s would have granted it more powerful government support than ever. Thus, Lincoln’s actions in late 1860–early 1861 were exactly the opposite of how Professor Striner portrays them as being with regard to the issue of slavery.

The white supremacists of the North were very pleased indeed with Lincoln’s assurances that he would do all that he could to prohibit black people from ever living among them, first by keeping them out of the Territories, and second by enshrining Southern slavery explicitly in the Constitution. He effectively promised to keep black people far away from such places as Boston, Massachusetts. Goodwin writes that when Seward went public and announced these actions to a Boston audience he was met with “thunderous applause.”

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