~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
Although it never “goes viral” or even elicits much comment, I never miss a chance, whether in a post or in commenting about the latest episode of judicial mispractice in this country, to point out that there are 864 federal judges in the United States. Eight hundred and sixty four. Counting the appeals courts and the district courts and of course the Supremes, there are as many federal judges with jurisdiction in Indiana, where I live, as there are members of the Indiana State Senate (50).
It is not a “hot button” topic in the blogosphere, although there are always rants about “judicial activism” or “judicial overreach”. Or, cases of pseudo-constitutional governance and betrayal by judges who seem to want to dance with other than who brung ’em. And yet somehow most commentators, who talk about our “bloated” federal bureaucracy, and with good reason, don’t seem bothered by the plethora of “deciders” we have in our Third Branch of Government and the opportunity for mischief and chaos and eradication of certain sovereignties and reserved powers and individual rights because of it….
A comment under the above video on YouTube says it all:
Progressives, the real racists in the nation.
Did CNN believe for a moment that this man would shoot himself in the foot (no pun intended) by rolling out the Southern charm for them to destroy his livelihood? Really? That is the arrogance of Marxist elites on display.
Why many are celebrating the take down of the Confederate flag, this unhyphenated American, born and bred in New York City wants to know, “what’s the problem?”
Does anyone see where this is going? The same people attacking the Confederate flag are the same Communist bastards burning the American flag.
Everyone is thinking but no one dare ask out loud, “Is the American flag next?”
Moreover, those attacking the Confederate flag are the same people guilty of Progressive revisionist history on the Bible, American history, world history, racism, propaganda, staging riots, burning down communities in counties and states where they do not reside, etc.
My take on the subject of the Confederate flag, let’s just say that (a) like it or not, this flag is part of our history, (b) removing the Confederate flag is not a deterrence to evil and (c) this is a state matter. Outsiders have no right to call for the removal of this flag. The federal government needs to stay out of it as well as Barack Obama’s paid agent provocateurs and his mainstream media sock puppets espousing White House propaganda which itself is racist.
Who would have thought that under the nation’s first bi-racial non-leader, the Confederate flag would become a collector’s item? Such an action in itself is a stain on American history.
Patriot Vassar Bushmills thought provokingly delves into both sides of the debate of the Article V Constitutional Convention and Nullification. Regardless of where anyone stands, Vassar’s post is a worthy read and gives one plenty food for thought.
About a year ago I got involved in the Article V constitutional convention debate, such as there is one. I came at it through the back door, stemming from a debate between Mark Levin and Randy Barnett on one side, and Publius Huldah on the other, over Nullification. The concept of Nullification, by which a state, or the states, just by saying “no” to a federal law, can negate it, is often put forward as a better method to fix out-of-control government than the constitutional convention method. Levin and Barnett argue that Nullification is not only not legal, but Madison, among others, was against it. It was here I stepped in citing what I felt was an undeniable justification for Nullification, citing my favorite case on point, the Declaration of Independence, or, as they call it at the War College, Continental Congress v George III (1776).
Obama EPA Hands Control Over Wyoming City to Indian Tribes In apparent defiance of federal law and U.S. court rulings, unelected bureaucrats at the increasingly out-of-control Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other Obama administration departments unilaterally purported to grant control over the city of Riverton, Wyoming, to tribal authorities for the Wind River Indian tribes. At least two smaller towns are also affected.The scheme appears to illustrate a growing United Nations-linked trend being witnessed across the United States and the world. In essence, vast amounts of private land and even entire towns are being taken over by authorities under various pretexts — UN agreements, Agenda 21 “sustainability,” and supposed concerns about indigenous peoples — to advance a radical agenda targeting private property rights […]
While to those who do not know any better, might say, “Great, give the Indians back their land”, the Obama administration’s redrawing the boundaries of the towns of Riverton, Kinnear, and Pavillion, Wyoming, if successful, is headed for the town or city in which you live.
This is not about allegedly “righting a wrong”, this is about Communism, confiscating personal property and a means to an end.
In other words, for most of us, this is about confiscating the land under your feet, i.e., the land upon which your home rests and the Obama administration once again, ignoring the rule of the land.
For the Native American, American Indian, Indian whatever the label of the moment may be, this is not about “giving you back your land” or “righting the wrongs” either.
…the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted in 2006 by the dictator-dominated UN “Human Rights Council” before being sent to the global body’s General Assembly, which approved it in 2007….
…While much of the document is aimed, on the surface at least, at giving indigenous populations full control over their own affairs in most areas (under UN guidance), Article 29 goes on to say that national governments “shall establish and implement” so-called environmental protection and conservation schemes on Indian lands — two key mechanisms exploited by opponents of private property, economic development, and national sovereignty to infringe on individual rights….
Our Constitution is a glorious document. This one page chart depicts the Structure of the federal government we created when we ratified our Constitution; and lists the “limited & enumerated powers” we delegated to the federal government over the Country at Large.
In a nutshell, our Constitution authorizes the federal government to handle the following objects for the Country at Large:
Military defense, international commerce & relations;
Control immigration & naturalization of new citizens….
In response to a letter dispatched earlier this by the Texas Attorney General regarding international election observers invading election polls this Election Day, according to the Department of State, these global election monitors have ‘full immunity’ from being arrested in the United States.
…I’m not going to get into any kind of hypothetical situations or predict where this is going to go other than to say we have every expectation that this will be worked out and to state the fact, which is that under U.S. law they are eligible for immunities,’ said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. Reporters tried to get her to state explicitly that Texas could not arrest election observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), but Nuland would only reiterate that OSCE observers have full immunity.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, R-Texas, warned OSCE that it ‘may be a criminal offense for OSCE’s representatives to maintain a presence within 100 feet of a polling place’s entrance,’ as The Hill noted….
Considering all of the election fraud that has been committed by Progressives, it can be said that the OSCE is a failure because they either missed all of it, ignored voter fraud and/or were complicit with the thugs committing such acts.
More importantly is the fact that the OSCE is not recognized or welcome on U. S. soil by the American people nor should they be.
Furthermore, I do not give a hoot about the State Department’s side of the argument, most of whom were not elected to office.
This American stands with Texas and welcomes the filming and arrest of anti-Americans monitoring our election process. Other states would do well to follow Texas’ lead.
Who decided that the election poll invaders have full immunity? They are foreign nationals NOT diplomatic officials and, therefore, not entitled to diplomatic immunity.
The implication by the State Department that foreign nationals have diplomatic immunity, in this case, U N election monitors is false and an attempt by the Obama administration to bully state and local officials, their law enforcement and the citizenry into submission.