Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

Bye Bye Pelosi — Dick Morris

Monday, May 18th, 2009

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Never did I think Obama could outlast Pelosi, but it appears Pelosi will be leaving office before the Kenyan Bastard!

The Thirty Dirty Words

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (Amendment XVI) allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on a census:

“The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment amoung the several States, and without regard to any census on enumeration.” (Sic)*

These are thirty dirty words, very dirty words.

Compare these thirty dirty words to the applicable sections of the Constitution itself:

Section 8 – Powers of Congress

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and  Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

Section 9 – Limits on Congress

No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.

An Impost is a tax or duty.

The Welfare of the country is its health, happiness, or prosperity; well-being.

Welfare today also means organized efforts on the part of public or private organizations to benefit the poor, or simply public assistance. This is not the meaning of the word as used in the Constitution.

What’s your opinion?

Is the Income Tax Constitutional?

Or was the Federal Government intended to be run on tariffs and duties?

Keep in mind that tariffs and duties were applied to imports, goods and items being brought into the country from the outside.

Today we are all required to bow down and worship “the god of Free Trade!”

Tell me “Liberalism” isn’t a religion!!!

*Source: http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html

 

 

Financial Time’s Gillian Tett Hits another One Out of the Park!

Friday, March 20th, 2009

As I said, I am in love with this woman’s mind.  Her writing is impeccable.  Her mastery of the English language undeniable and her Insight is excellent.  The first two paragraphs of her column today, Friday March 20 are very insightful.  However, I must admit I don’t know what “market makers” are.

 

Let me sum those paragraphs up:

 

‘While the politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have vowed to clamp down on “greedy” speculators and go after those engaged in “unbridled risk-taking” . . . the “disappearance of risk capital” is a key reason so much of the financial machinery is failing to work.’

 

Think about that.

 

Because we are fixated on pursing anyone or any organization which takes risks and appears greedy, we have chased all the players out the market because there is nothing to gain and much to lose.

 

In ball playing terms: Because the politicians keep changing the rules of the game, the investors who take the risks have taken their ball and gone home.  Who can blame them?

 

Tett’s Insight column is an another indicator that the governments on both sides of the Atlantic need to get out of the way and let the markets function as they should—those who lose should be allowed to fail; however, those who succeed should be allowed to reap the rewards of their efforts and their risk taking.

 

While Obama and his minions keep changing the rules of the game, the Obama Administration is having one effect: 

 

It is keeping everything unstable.

And, IMO, this appears “purposeful.”

 

In other words,

 

The Obama Administration is creating instability on purpose,

 

With a reason.

 

And it is not a good reason.

 

One piece of evidence that this instability is intentional is the fact that the US Congress, Senate and President knew about AIG’s contractual obligations to pay bonuses.  How do I come to that conclusion you ask?  Simple.  Senator Dodd added wording that exempted “contractually obligated bonuses” into the Bail Out Legislation.

 

These political folks keep playing both sides against the middle, against us.  And it’s got to stop.  Otherwise, they are going to destroy everything.  If they can tax those bonuses out of existence, they can tax any of us off the map.  In fact, let me step out and say that this is exactly what God wants.

 

Wake up, America!

 

You, we are the target.

Deception on the Senate floor

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Anti-Gun Deception On The Senate Floor Friday, January 30, 2009

As we reported last week, legislation to require a federal license to possess any detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifle or shotgun, or any handgun, has been introduced in Congress. Bills to re-impose the federal “assault weapon” and “large” magazine ban, or to impose a much broader ban, have been introduced in Congress since 2003, and will likely be introduced in the current Congress soon.

Already, the deliberate deceptions we heard from anti-gunners previously are resurfacing. Anti-gun Sen. Carl Levin, (D-Mich.), said Thursday on the floor of the Senate that “assault weapons” are “capable of firing up to 600 rounds per minute” and that they are “once again pervading our streets and neighborhoods.”

Did we mention that our opponents are deliberately deceptive? Many fully-automatic firearms can fire 10 rounds in a second, which theoretically would work out to 600 rounds per minute, but they cannot be reloaded fast enough to achieve anything near that rate in reality. But we are not talking about fully-automatic firearms—we’re talking about semi-automatics, and the difference between them need not be explained here.

“Pervading our streets?” Anti-gun lawmakers swore up and down that once the “assault weapon” ban expired, the murder rate would go through the roof. Well, the ban expired in 2004 and since then, the murder rate has gone down to a 43-year low. The anti-gunners think they can revive this bogus issue, and maybe they can; they will no doubt try.

But Congress required a study of the 1994 ban, and the study concluded, “the banned weapons and magazines were never used in more than a small fraction of gun murders.” Violent crime was going down before the ban, and it has continued to go down after the ban.

If the issue is looked at objectively, it should be over, done with, water under the bridge. The ban should never have been imposed in the first place, let alone be imposed again or ever expanded. And certainly guns should not be banned on the basis of nonsense like Sen. Levin’s speech, and other deliberate deception perpetuated by gun ban groups.

Deliberate deception such as: A folding stock makes a rifle concealable, as if it were a pocket knife. But anyone who knows anything about gun laws knows that federal law requires a rifle to be 26 inches long, regardless of its stock, and a 26-inch-long rifle is not concealable.

A pistol grip is designed to allow a rifle to be fired “from the hip.” But the 90 million pistols owned by the American people all have pistol grips, and they aren’t designed to be fired “from the hip.” Besides that, the fact that a rifle has a shoulder stock and sights mounted on the barrel proves that it is designed to be fired from the shoulder.

Magazines designed to hold more than 10 rounds are not useful for self-defense. If they really believe that, let them propose to prohibit the military and police from having pistol magazines that hold 12, 15, and 17 rounds. These guns are “high-powered.” Next time an anti-gunner calls a gun “high-powered,” ask him to name one gun that is low-powered. They even call .22 rimfires “high-powered,” when they want to brand a .22 as a so-called “assault weapon.”

NRA members who own AR-15s and other so-called “assault weapons,” you are not alone. There are nearly two million AR-15s in our country, the same number of M1s, the same number of M1 Carbines, and many more Mini-14s, semi-automatic shotguns, pump-action shotguns, and all the other guns the anti-gunner want to call “assault weapon.” Countless millions of American own handguns that use magazines of over 10 rounds.

Our challenge is to coalesce these Americans into a political force that will make anti-gun lawmakers’ heads swim. When they repeat gun ban groups’ deliberate deceptions, we must tell the truth; not some of the time, but all of the time!

But we cannot wait for them to act, and then only respond in defense. We must be out front. When we carry our message, we must do so confident in the knowledge that we are doing so in a manner that respects our fellow citizens, and their right to disagree–a way of doing business that is alien to our opponents–and that our arguments are based in logic and fact, not deceit.

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Wake-Up Call

Friday, January 9th, 2009

 

Once in a while we get a little chance to assess our lives and try to determine where we’ve been, where we are going to and where we want to go to. What we want to do with our lives. I just received another such “opportunity” and I don’t let this one pass me by.

 

What I am witnessing today is a meltdown of the Constitution of the United States of America and the results of decades of insanity among the people and our leaders. We can no longer think right as human beings. We seem to all gravitate to what I call “the lowest common denominator” in our behavior. Rather than risking offending others, we seek to earn their approval by mimicking their poor choices in behaviors.

 

And we are so out of it; we are so insane that we are unable to realize how far we’ve fallen as a civilization and how fragile civilization truly is, has become and has always been. My fear is that we are going to descend into disorder so quickly that we will fail to realize what has hit us and what we are doing.

 

My job, at this point in my life, is to wake up my fellow Americans in the hopes that we might rally around the Constitution of the United States of America and once again thrive as a nation of freemen, as free individuals within that nation. Moreover, I pray we might be able to export our ideals and see to it men and women around the world go free.

 

We, in this country, are so insane that we fail to recognize the reality for what it is. We had the best form of government ever to come into existence on the planet but we have given it away, given it up, and handed ourselves over to the most banal types of existence and slaveries ever to exist on the face of the earth.

 

We used to be freemen and that meant something, but now we sell ourselves and each other down the drain so quickly that there is no ring around the tub. But the slime that sticks to the sides as our humanity and character have gone down the drain cannot be mistaken. Truly, we have descended to new depths.

 

We are fools who are so easily fooled. We think “someone will give me something for nothing.” And we live by that mass delusion. We elect presidents based upon what they promise to give us rather than upon the character of that individual. We are facing the end of our rights to exist as freemen and we deserve no better than the coming slavery.

 

We have abandoned our God and in return are Lord has abandoned us. We have destroyed the mechanisms which our Constitution was endowed in order to protect our liberty and we deserve nothing less than the slavery we are getting. 

 

This is not to say we could not have an American Renaissance but it is not going to be easy. If we believe the last election was fair and true, then there are a lot of Americans whose minds will have to be changed and who spirits will have to be reawakened. On the other hand if the last election was a farce and a fraud, then we are going to have hell to pay, literally hell on earth in order to throw off the yoke that our “leaders” are trying to foist off on us.

 

People call in and ask me, “What can be done about it?” They want to know what they can do about it. First of all each individual needs to educate him or herself. Those who say they don’t have time to read don’t deserve anything but slavery. Those who refuse to educate themselves and bring themselves up to speed regarding the truth abut the history of the nature of our Constitution and the American Revolution do not deserve freedom.

 

We may actually have to fight on our own soil.  The problem is: “what are we going to fight about?” Or “what are we going to fight for?” If society truly descends into disorder then lines may be drawn based upon simple things such as race but the fact is what divides us is not something so obvious and so simplistic as visual appearances. How are we going to fight, or ferret out those so-called liberals among us who want to do nothing more than enslave us who merely want a return to the Constitution and rule under law is beyond me?

 

Those who rule us definitely are above the laws. They remind us about that time and time again. But the tyranny that seems to exist appears to be a tyranny of bureaucracy.  It is elusive but it is time to slay the beast and lay it to rest once and for ever. The federal government as it is today must be cut to pieces and large bodies of it buried and laid to rest.  I suggest we start with that most “un-federal” tyrant—the so-called “Federal” Reserve.  Once we slay that beast, reigning in a Congress that has been running wild for far too long will be easily achieved.

End the Fed! Sound Money for America!

Friday, December 26th, 2008

 

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2008/12/federal-reserve-abolition-act.html

 

End the Fed! 

 

Sound Money for America!

 

The Federal Reserve

 

Abolition Act

 
By Stephen Lendman
12-24-8

 

 

On June 15, 2007, Ron Paul introduced HR 2755: Federal Reserve Abolition Act. There were no co-sponsors, no further action was taken, and the legislation was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services and effectively pigeonholed and ignored.

 

It’s a bold and needed measure to “abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes.”

 

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“….the privately owned central bank….has been looting and wrecking the US economy for almost a hundred years. We must end a system where unelected, unaccountable cliques of bankers and financiers loyal to names like Morgan, Rockefeller, and Mellon set interest rates and money supply behind closed doors, leading to de- industrialization, mass impoverishment, and a world economic and financial depression of incalculable severity.”

 

 Webster Tarpley

 

http://www.rense.com/general84/rweg.htm