Must Reads For The Week 7/4/15
FOURTH OF JULY EDITION.
IN THE SPIRIT OF 1776: WHO WILL STAND UP AGAINST TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT?
Secret U.S. Court Allows Resumption Of Bulk Phone Metadata Spying, by David Kravets, at arstechnika.com. Congress voted to terminate the NSA’s metadata surveillance program but a secret FISA court ruled they could. Congress has no power over these agencies they create? Who is going to stand up and stop this lawlessness?
The Powerful And Evil Central Planning Board Inside Obamacare, at economicpolicyjournal.com. The Independent Payment Advisory Board is who will decide if you life is not worth the expensive medical treatments that you need. I’ve said many times before that scarce resources will be rationed in one of two ways, by prices in a free market or by bureaucrats in a centrally planned system. Remember Princess Pelosi saying, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it“. Obamacare is unconstitutional even though the Supreme Court didn’t rule that way. Who is going to stand up to this lawlessness of the Court, the President and the Congress?
Obama Has Plan To Bring More Workers Overtime Pay, by Dave Jamieson, at huffingtonpost.com. Another usurpation of power by the President. Where does he get the power to make a rule like this? Nowhere! Who is going to stand up and stop this lawlessness?
Thanks Michelle: Black Market In Food Items Springs Up In U.S. Schools, at zerohedge.com. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act pushed by FLOTUS and passed by Congress in 2012 was probably a usurpation of their power. Who is going to stand up and stop this lawlessness? The school kids are standing up by creating black markets for food. This is in the spirit of our founding fathers. Standing up against Government taking our liberty will have to come from the people, because it won’t come from anyone in a position of Government power.
A Warning From Canada: Same-Sex Marriage Erodes Fundamental Rights, by Dawn Stefanpowicz, at thepublicdiscourse.com. Same-sex was federally mandated in 2005 in Canada. Since then freedoms of speech, press, religion, and association have been eroding. Don’t worry that can’t happen here can it? Who will stand up and stop this lawlessness when it happens here?
Ayatollah Roberts And His Sharia Council, by Kevin D. Williamson, at nationalreview.com. Recent decisions by the our nine seat legislature, aka the Supreme Court, makes it very difficult to take their decisions seriously. If you read Justice Roberts writings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, it is hard to believe he wrote both. Did he have a ghost writer? Who will stand up to these lawless decision?
WHEN THOMAS SOWELL AND WALTER E. WILLIAMS SPEAK, LISTEN!
Supreme Court Disasters, by Thomas Sowell, at jewishworlreview.com. Dr Sowell educates our constitutional ignorance. Here are some excerpts.
“The Constitution of the United States says that the federal government has only those powers specifically granted to it by the Constitution – and that all other powers belong either ot the states or to the people themselves.”
“That is the foundation of our freedom, ant that is what is being dismantled by both this year’s Obamacare decision and last year’s Obamacare decision, as well as by the Supreme Court’s imposing a redefinition of marriage.”
“Last year’s Supreme Court decision declaring Obamacare constitutional says that the federal government can order individual citizens to buy the kind of insurance the government wants them to buy, regardless of what the citizens themselves prefer. The Constitution gave the federal government no such power, but the Supreme court did. It did so by citing the government’s power to tax, even though the Obamacare law did not claim to be taxing.”
“When any branch of government can exercise powers not authorized by either statutes or the constitution, “we the people” are no longer free citizens but subjects, and our “public servants: are really our public masters. And America is no longer America. The freedom for which whole generations of Americans have fought and died is gradually but increasingly being taken away from us with smooth and slippery words.”
“Thomas Jefferson: “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.” Who are the rulers Jefferson had in mind?”
“Richard Henry Lee said, “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
“George Mason …. said, “To disarm the people – that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them,” later saying, “I ask, sir, what is the militia? it is the whole people, except for a few public officials.”
“There are some historical anti-gun statements that might please America’s gun grabbers. “Armas para que?” (Translated: Buns, for what?”) That’s how Fidel Castro saw the right of citizens to possess guns. There’s a more famous anti-gun statement: “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.” That was Adolf Hitler.”
What is the real meaning of the Fourth of July? It isn’t about the parties, parades, and fireworks. The Fourth of July is a day to remember why our founders decided to break away from tyrannical government. (Read yesterdays post, July Fourth – Our Choice: Liberty or Tyranny!) They knew there was a high cost in doing this but they must have thought the benefits that came from individual liberty and limited government was greater. We are facing the same kind of tyranny today. Do enough of us have the same spirit of resistance as our founders did in 1776? History will someday tell us the answer to that question.
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