Monday, June 28, 2010

The Supreme Court Upholds the 2nd Amendment!

From the POLITICO:

"In a 5-4 decision Monday, the Supreme Court declared for the first time that the Second Amendment right to bear arms extends to states and local governments. The ruling opens the door to challenges to gun control laws and ordinances across the country."

It's literally stunning that it was a 5-4 decision rather than a 9-0 decision. Make no mistake, this was a vote on the 2nd Amendment, and 4 of the Supreme Court Justices chose to vote their PREFERENCE in favor of gun control, rather than vote according to the clear wording of the 2nd Amendment. To wit:

"...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

What part of that wording DON'T the 4 leftist Supremes understand? You see, it truly doesn't (or shouldn't) matter whether Justice Stevens or Ginsberg like or even dislike the 2nd Amendment at all. It shouldn't matter one bit if they believe in full-scale gun confiscation.
Their job is to apply the Constitution to these matters, NOT WRITE NEW LAW!!!!

That's what the legislature is for. Activist judges are clear and present danger to our constitution and our law-based society. In case you're wondering, this sort of behavior is at the very heart of conservative's objections to left-wing jurists.

Here's an interesting take from the Heritage Foundation:

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's Time to REPEAL the 17th Amendment.

It's time to REPEAL the 17th amendment!

Senators should be selected by their respective state legislatures. That was the intent of the Founders in Article 1, Section 3, Clause 1 :

"The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote."

This insured that each state would have actual and adequate representation in the Senate. Representatives take care of the interests of their districts, while the STATES have less official representation than foreign countries who have lobbyists bending the ears of Senators at all hours. Making these Senators directly accountable to the State legislatures is an idea whose time has come...again!

The 17th Amendment will have to be repealed. That's a heavy lift, and sadly would probably be fought along partisan lines. Radical special interest groups with deeeeep pockets, like, George Soros, A.C.O.R.N. and others seem to have more pull with some our Senators than we voters do. During the health care takeover debates I called the office of my Senator, Bill Nelson, to register my disapproval of ObamaCare. A very nice and courteous young man took my call. I asked him how the callers were reacting on this subject. He told me that I was one of his "younger" callers, and that most of the people who called him felt the same way I did. They were AGAINST "health care reform." His words.

Bill Nelson voted FOR this wretched bill!
Now I ask you, who had more representation when Senator Nelson voted for this bill? The deep-pocketed left-wing NUT ROOTS, or the retirees in the state of Florida who will have their Medicare SLASHED by over $500 Billion to pay for this legislation?

More than any other state, Florida is a retirement state. A travesty like Bill Nelson's ObamaCare vote (aye!) would NEVER have occured if Senator Nelson was actually representing the best interests of the people of the Sunshine State.

ObamaCare cuts half a trillion from Medicare! Just who did Bill Nelson represent with his affirmative vote?

Take a hard look at your own Senators and ask yourself who they are REALLY working for?

It's time to repeal the 17th Amendment. It's time to reign in Washington DC by making our Senators more accountable to their own states.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dorothy Rabinowitz NAILS President Obama!

This is a point I've made numerous times, though far less eloquently. I can't help the feeling that our White House AND Congress have been "hijacked" by some foreign force, something that doesn't quite belong in America.

The Alien in the White House
The distance between the president and the people is beginning to be revealed.

The deepening notes of disenchantment with Barack Obama now issuing from commentators across the political spectrum were predictable. So, too, were the charges from some of the president's earliest enthusiasts about his failure to reflect a powerful sense of urgency about the oil spill.

There should have been nothing puzzling about his response to anyone who has paid even modest critical attention to Mr. Obama's pronouncements. For it was clear from the first that this president—single-minded, ever-visible, confident in his program for a reformed America saved from darkness by his arrival—was wanting in certain qualities citizens have until now taken for granted in their presidents. Namely, a tone and presence that said: This is the Americans' leader, a man of them, for them, the nation's voice and champion. Mr. Obama wasn't lacking in concern about the oil spill. What he lacked was that voice—and for good reason.

Those qualities to be expected in a president were never about rhetoric; Mr. Obama had proved himself a dab hand at that on the campaign trail. They were a matter of identification with the nation and to all that binds its people together in pride and allegiance. These are feelings held deep in American hearts, unvoiced mostly, but unmistakably there and not only on the Fourth of July...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dave Nalle on the Federal Reserve.

It's been said that a truly good teacher is one who can simplify the complicated while being true to the facts. It seems that Dave Nalle--political writer, game author, font designer, and National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus--fits that definition to a tee!

We hear the cry, "let's return to the gold standard" as politicians dig us deeper and deeper into debt and inevitably inflate the currency. It sounds compelling...not so fast!

Read what Dave Nalle has to say about the Federal Reserve.

Blame the Bankers
Dave Nalle
June 5, 2010

Many of those who oppose the Federal Reserve system or any other kind of national bank do so in gross ignorance of history. They assume that it is the system which has led to economic problems and that going back to an older gold-based system would stabilize the economy. The problem is that the historical record does not bear this out.

The reason why we switched to a managed paper currency in the first place was that specie based money was unstable. Throughout the period when we used a gold based system we had repeated booms and busts and crashes and bubbles caused by market manipulation, the real estate market, credit shortages, natural disasters and other factors. Every crash from the south sea bubble to the great depression came during a time of specie-backed, real-value currency. Gold did nothing to make the economy stable because it was only one factor and by not floating relative to the market it made things less stable, not more.

The most stable basis for a currency is to have it indexed not to one commodity, but to many, as represented by a measure like the GDP so that the rise of one commodity is balanced out by the decline in others. That's exactly what the Federal Reserve was originally intended to use as its basis for the currency. The value of money was supposed to be tied directly to the GDP so that the money supply would grow in proportion to legitimate demand and productivity. That's a far more stable system than using any single commodity like gold as the basis for your money.

The problem is not the concept of the federal reserve, it is the misuse of the power of the federal reserve and the abandonment of the principle of tying the money supply to GDP which began in the 1970s. So long as the money supply expanded and contracted with the economy the system worked. When the bankers started inflating the money supply to create artificial booms they also created busts to go along with them.

But in a nutshell it's the abuse of the system, not the system itself which is the problem.

Friday, June 4, 2010

An Obama--"Peace Flotilla" Connection?

Did Barack Obama's terrorist friends--Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorn--organize the "palestinian peace flotilla"? Would it surprise anyone? Amazing, read this:

Ayers, Dohrn helped organize flotilla group
By: Barbara Hollingsworth
Local Opinion Editor
06/02/10 5:51 PM EDT

Former Weather Underground leaders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, as well as Code Pink founder Jodie Evans, helped organize the Free Gaza Movement, which launched the six-ship flotilla from Turkey to Israel that ended in a violent clash with Israeli Defense Forces, reported.

In January, the trio were spotted in Egypt attempting to stir up crowds on the streets with 1,400 other left-wing activists after the Egyptian government refused to allow Free Gaza Movement members to enter the Gaza Strip. About 100 marchers were eventually allowed to cross the border, where they were met by former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh....