HELL YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!
AT LEAST DEMONSTRATE POLITICIAN’s ACTING SKILLS JUST FOR SAKE OF APPEARANCES !!!!!!!!!!
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The US Government continues actions that will result in its own demise. That might seem fitting, except that its failure will seriously harm the citizenry.Government decisions and actions have assured an economic collapse that will result in another depression. Federal debts and promises are too large to be honored, a conclusion based not on economics but on simple arithmetic.The government collapse will likely trigger the economic collapse, although the order could be reversed.
Arguably, we are already in a depression which has been disguised by juicing GDP via excessive government spending. This spending has been funded increased government debt in magnitudes never seen before. To put matters into perspective, by the end of President Obama’s first four years, he will have added more to the federal debt than all 43 Presidents who preceded him.
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Since the retirement of Sandra Day O’Connor, Swingin’ Anthony Kennedy has been the swingingest swinger on the Supreme Court, the big Numero Cinco on all those 5–4 white-knuckle nail-biting final scores. So naturally Court observers have been paying close attention to his interventions in the Obamacare oral arguments. So far he doesn’t sound terribly persuaded by the administration’s line:
“The government is saying that the federal government has a duty to tell the individual citizen that it must act, and that is different from what we have in previous cases, and that changes the relationship of the federal government to the individual in a very fundamental way.” As John Hinderaker wrote at the Powerline blog, “In that last observation, Kennedy seems to be channeling Mark Steyn.”
Which is true. As I wrote in National Review only two or three issues back, “I’ve argued for years in these pages that governmentalized health care fundamentally transforms the relationship between citizen and state in ways that” — and here’s the bit Justice Kennedy isn’t quite on board with yet — “make it all but impossible to have genuinely conservative government ever again.”
So I’m naturally heartened to hear him meeting me halfway. This was one of the highlights of a week that a shell-shocked Jeffrey Toobin, crawling out from under the rubble of the solicitor general’s presentation, told CNN viewers was “a train wreck” for the government’s case.
And yet, and yet . . . If you incline to the view that Obamacare is a transformative act, isn’t there something slightly pitiful about the fact that the liberties of over 300 million people hinge on the somewhat whimsical leanings of just one man?
WILL IT TAKE A REVOLUTION? (“That power the courts claim to have is called Judicial Review, and it is addressed nowhere in the Constitution”)
We are told that it is up to the Supreme Court to determine what laws are constitutional, but that is hardly in line with the limiting principles offered by the U.S. Constitution. That power the courts claim to have is called Judicial Review, and it is addressed nowhere in the Constitution. In fact, the federal courts seized that power for themselves through an opinion written by Justice John Marshall in the Marbury v. Madison case of 1803.
…As Americans, we were given a tremendous gift by our founding fathers; a Republic, if we can keep it, to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin. Have we, the people, become so intellectually hobbled that we are unable to understand that this case is not about health care at all?
The health care bill is not now and never has been about health care, but about the systematic dismantling of our constitutional republic through unprecedented control
The health care bill is not now and never has been about health care, but about the systematic dismantling of our constitutional republic through unprecedented control. It has been in progress for decades, yet few have had the guts, will, or capacity to stand up and expose the agenda and people behind it. Anyone who dared to expose the agenda, identify the individuals or even hint at the objectives in play has been publicly mocked, ridiculed, marginalized and muzzled by both sides of the fictitious two-party divide, conservatives and progressives alike.
…But, after listening to Rush Limbaugh’s monologue, I came to the conclusion that a Newt Gingrich ticket is not going to happen. But I also came to the conclusion that a Romney ticket will hand Obama another term—which is not merely another term but a transformation of this country that will look mild compared to what he has already done. If Obama gets another term, there will be no United States. I’m sure of it, and many other in the Tea Party movement are sure of it also.
Now we have also been told that a third party will hand Obama the election on a silver platter by splitting the vote. This theory’s basis is in the form of what happened with Ross Perot. But Ross Perot with his idiotic charts and rambling speeches was more of an aberration than a candidate.
Before I supported Gingrich, I was behind Sarah Palin. When she announced she would not run for President, like many other Palin supporters, I felt like the wind was knocked out of me. I was literally in tears, and I’m sure I was not alone. America had gathered under the shadow of Mama Grizzly, protecting us from the unjust charges of racism and extremism.
When Sarah Palin announced she was not running for President, Mama Grizzly left us. However, she was not far away, still watching over us, protecting us. We were like a cub foraging on its own for the first time, making it independent and strong.
But it is time for us to return to Mama Grizzly. Not as a cub, but as a member of the pack, co-equal, and supporting her as the leader of this pack—of this army—to save America. To get us working again. To support our soldiers and allies again.
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In The Costs of War (edited by John Denson), historian Joseph Stromberg referred to the Spanish-American War of 1898 as a “trial run” for the American empire. The war had nothing to do with national defense and was purely an act of imperialism on the part of the U.S. government, which gained control over Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine Islands.
It led the renowned late nineteenth-century libertarian scholar, William Graham Sumner of Yale, to compose a famous essay entitled “The Conquest of the United States by Spain.” The essay described how the war transformed America from a constitutional republic into an imperialist power, just like the old Spanish Empire it defeated in the war.
Sumner also forecast what was to come, and what America is today: the policeman of the world, with a military presence in over 100 countries, with endless meddling in the affairs of…
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Biden Hints at More Gun Laws in Wake of Trayvon Martin Case
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March 31, 2012
Vice president Joe Biden told CBS News Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law will become a subject of debate following the Trayvon Martin shooting.
“It’s important that people be put in a position where their Second Amendment rights are protected, but that they also don’t, as a consequence of the laws, unintendedly put themselves in harm’s way,” Biden told Bob Schieffer in an interview that will air on “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
Biden told CBS it is questionable if firearms allow people to protect themselves. “The idea that there’s this overwhelming additional security in the ownership and carrying concealed and deadly weapons… I think it’s the premise, not the constitutional right, but the premise that it makes people safer is one that I’m not so sure of,” Biden said.
According to Gun Owners of America, firearms are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. “Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year — or about 6,850 times a day,” a GOA factsheet notes. “This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.” In the vast majority of cases, brandishing a firearm prevented an attack of crime, the statistics reveal.