Who is Best at Running a Country? Patriots and Businessmen vs Lawyers and Career Politicians

When it comes to running a country well, you need two things:

Patriots:  These people have their priorities in order:  God, Country, and Family.  They also aren’t afraid to back down from a running the countryfight.  In fact, if you attack one or more of their priorities, a fight is exactly what you’ll get.  Unlike Demoncraps and Libturds (Democrats and Liberals), Patriots will not compromise on essential principles, nor are they in the game just for themselves.

Without Patriots, the United States of America would never have been created, nor would we have survived, much less thrived as a country.

Businessmen:  These folks understand the hard, cold realities of business, where companies don’t have the luxury of raising prices running the countrywithout competition (i.e. raising taxes) every time they need to cover their ineptitude.  Instead, they learn, often the hard way, to get it right.  In big business, you don’t just balance budgets. You’re always looking for ways to do things better, smarter, and cheaper, because that’s what it takes to stay in business and remain competitive with the ever-innovative competition.

Trump’s advantage over Hillary is two-fold:  First, he’s a LOT smarter than Obama, whereas Hillary is probably on par with Valerie JarrettObama.  Valerie Jarrett is just plain wrong on that point.  Obama is an idealistic imbecile.  The fact that Jarrett sees him as “brilliant” doesn’t say much about Jarrett.  Do we really need four years of the same?  Should we risk eight?  Yeah, I don’t think so!

Second, when Patriots and Businessmen run our country, we thrive. We prosper.  When Lawyers and Career Politicians run our country, they run it into the ground because they haven’t the slightest clue as to how to run a country.

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Have you ever examined what’s on the curricula of most political science degrees?  This is the most common degree obtained by both lawyers and politicians before going to law school or entering politics.  It’s ridiculous!  It’s all but totally void of common business functions such economics, accounting, and finance, much less any technological aspect such as math, physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.

Lacking the proper education, most lawyers and career politicians are clueless.  They know how to write law, but they don’t know running the countrywhat laws should be written.  They know how to politic their way up through the political system, but when it comes to making decisions that actually benefit society, they are literally without a clue, and are often driven by the ridiculous liberal propaganda, which is little more than a retread of the Communist Manifesto, itself craft by a blithering idiot and ignorant idealist named Marx who never once found any modicum of success in his own life.

That’s a valid source for how to run a country?  I think not!  Any historian could tell you that!

Sadly, not only do we have such lawyers and career politicians embedded throughout our government, but we also have far to running the countrymany ignorant voters who simply never learned why such policies are bad, no matter how good they sound.  As a result, these voters keep reelecting the blithering idiots back into office.

That’s no way to run a country, people.  Come on – wise up!

How I Voted in the 2014 Elections

“…a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King

The 2014 elections are by far the most important elections to date of this century.  Despite governmental reassurances to the contrary, America is tottering over the brink of economic collapse.  Vote wrong, and we most certainly will lose.  Vote right, and we might be able to haul her back from the edge.

As a registered Independent, I spent all afternoon Sunday reviewing not only the positions, but also the voting records of allMartin Luther King, Jr. 21 positions (42 candidates — half Republican, half Democrat) on my ballot. Given my “preaching” here on Facebook, I wanted to be absolutely certain I was electing the best candidate for each position, and not just “voting party line.”

I based my decisions mostly on their voting records. The criteria was simple: Had they supported and defended the Constitution,
voting records“the supreme Law of the Land,” as per their oaths of office? Or were they perverting our government by actions which undermined our Constitution and the rights and freedoms it recognizes and protects?

It was close in only 5 of the 21 open positions. The other 16 positions were slam-dunks.

In ALL cases, however, the records of the Republican candidates made it clear they stood for our rights and freedoms, while the records of the Democrat candidates made it clear they stood for bigger government at the EXPENSE of our rights and freedoms.

Sunday’s exercise was yet another of countless confirmations that the Democrat Party itself is no longer American, that it has been usurped by a mix of communists, fascists, socialists, muslims, opportunists and just plain idiots, to be used solely for the purpose of pulling the wool over the eyes of mostly lower to middle-class voters in order to remain in power, raise taxes, and siphon off a great deal of our hard-earned tax dollars into their own pockets and those of their friends.

To be fair, some Republicans are doing this, too, but I continually find they’re doing so to a far lesser extent.

Bottom line: I remain an Independent voter, yet cast all my votes towards the Republicans. My decisions were not based on the color of their party, but on the content of their character.

I’ll leave you with one last observation.  Five years of digging into what goes on behind the curtains in both parties have lead me to conclude what the Democrats say about the Republicans are largely lies, often made up on the spot, and that the elements in the following graphic are largely true:

Truth

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican, not a Democrat, and for many very good reasons which are even more sound today than they were back then.

We Have Met the Enemy — It Is US

Who or what is REALLY destroying the United States of America?

While Satan, whether literal or figurative, may be behind it all, the responsibility rests with each and every one of us.Satan

Satan may very well be the the author of deceit and the father of all lies, but he has no authority to act on his own. He can’t act unless we let him.

Americans have been deceived to the point where they’re no longer capable of distinguishing the difference between good and evil. We ignorantly vote for ever-greater handouts without realizing that’s like taking chunks out of the pillars of a church. It will eventually collapse. Republic of RomeRome became strong, at one point the mightiest nation on Earth, because it was founded as a Republic, a nation governed under the rule of law. Rome crumbled from within when its citizens allowed it to morph into a democracy, where the majority ruled, and then into socialism, whereupon everyone literally sucked the life blood out of it.

When people elect politicians who are deceived, if not outright evil, it’s only because the people themselves are deceived.

This is precisely why more than one Founding Father commented that our nation will not stand on its own, that it must be ruled in Constitution
strict adherence to our Constitution, and alongside people ruling
their own lives in accordance with the Bible. When morals are relative, they decay. When morals are based on an external and absolute standard, they persevere. Integrity can never be based on “that which you can get away with.” It must be based on the premise that no one can ever get away with anything.

Some people claim, “our government is allowing them to do it,” Lincolnwithout realizing WE are the government. As Lincoln said, we have a government “of the people, by the people, for the people.” Whatever failures happening in America today are a reflection of We the People.

Regardless of the role of satanic deception, We the People need to take responsibility for the condition of our nation. God has given us every tool we need to keep ourselves pure and unpolluted in this world. We strayed from the truth. We allowed ourselves to be deceived. BibleWe elected a mix of righteous people, idiots, and monsters to lead us. We are the ones who are piercing ourselves with many griefs.

When We the People get back to Godly fundamentals, God will be just, clearing the cobwebs from our eyes so that we can again see clearly what’s good, right, true, and just, as well as what’s not. At that point, we will stop electing idiots and monsters to lead us. We will no longer recognize corporations as “persons.” We will elect bright, well-educated, yet humble servants of God to lead us, people who know the meaning of the words “stewardship,” “duty,” and “honor,” and who put rescuing hostages above a fundraiser, and the running of our country above golf games and vacations.

We have met the enemy.  It is us.

The Oath of Office – Our Nation’s Cornerstone

What’s in a typical oath of office?  Is the same oath of office taken for different civilian and military positions of leadership?  Are there common elements between different oaths of office?

The oath of office is SO important to American ideals, rights, liberty, and freedom — to the very fabric of our society itself — that it is required of everyone who holds any civilian, military office, or law enforcement office, from townships on up to the highest levels of our government.  It’s even required of all immigrants who desire to become U.S. citizens.

We’ll begin by listing the various oaths of office.  We’ve highlighted the legal basis for these oaths, as well as some common elements of all oaths throughout the United States of America:

Presidential Oath of Office:  “Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:–‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.'” – U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1

Civil Office Oath:  “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” – U.S. Constitution, Article VI.  This catch-all requires all state governors, as well as both state and federal legislators and members of the judiciary to take an oath of office.  Traditionally, this has almost invariably been extended to the municipal level, if not informally, then by state Constitution or legislation.

From Article VI, federal legislation was passed to provide the specifics of the following oaths of office:

Congressional Oath of Office:  “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. [So help me God.]” – 5 U.S.C. § 3331, Oath of OfficeRequired at the start of each new U.S. Congress, in January of every odd-numbered year.  Newly elected or re-elected Members of Congress – the entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate – must recite this oath.

Federal Judiciary Oaths (2):  “I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as (office) under the Constitution and laws of the United States. [So help me God.]” – 28 U.S.C. § 453, Oaths of justices and judges.  The second oath is the same as required of Congress:  “I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. [So help me God.]” – 5 U.S.C. § 3331, Oath of Office.

An oath of office is is also required of all immigrants desiring to become U.S. citizens:

The United States Oath of Allegiance (Immigration):  “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.” – “Oath of Allegiance,” 8 C.F.R. Part 337 (2008).

Finally, we have the last oath of office class, that required of all members of the United States Armed Forces, whether they’re serving at the federal or state levels:

U.S. Military Oath of Enlistment:  “I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” – 10 U.S.C. § 502, Enlistment Oath

U.S. Military Officers Oath:  “I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” – 5 U.S.C. § 3331, Oath of Office.  One notable difference between the officer and enlisted oaths is that the oath taken by officers does not include any provision to obey orders; while enlisted personnel are bound by the Uniform Code of Military Justice to obey lawful orders, officers in the service of the United States are bound by this oath to disobey any order that violates the Constitution of the United States. – Marjorie Cohn; Kathleen Gilberd (2009), Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, PoliPointPress, p. 16, ISBN 978-0-9815769-2-3;Stjepan G. Meštrovi? (2008), Rules of Engagement?: A Social Anatomy of an American War Crime Operation Iron Triangle, Iraq, Algora Publishing, p. 7, ISBN 978-0-87586-672-7.

I strongly suspect the same is required of any sworn officer, whether civilian, military, or law enforcement, and at all levels (local, county, state, and federal).

Officers of the National Guard of the various states (additional oath):  “I, [name], do solemly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State (Commonwealth, District, Territory) of ___ against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the Governor of the State (Commonwealth, District, Territory) of ___, that I make this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the Office of [grade] in the Army/Air National Guard of the State (Commonwealth, District, Territory) of ___ upon which I am about to enter, so help me God.” – National Guard Bureau Form 337, Oath of Enlistment

So!  Why is an oath of office at all levels so critical to the successful operation of our country?  Let’s begin by showing what can happen when people fail to adhere to their oath of office.

Let’s say we had a President who decided he wanted to implement some ideas of his own.  To him, they might sound like good ideas, but when he starts floating them, he soon learns his ideas will never pass muster because portions of them violate the U.S. Constitution.  Not being an actual American, and with civics lessons having been learned in Indonesia under a dictator who did pretty much whatever he wanted to so, this President finds himself a bit flustered.  But he’s a determined, if not driven individual, one who is full of charm and charisma, so he switches tactics, and begins doing end runs around the Constitution, saying to himself, “Who needs that stuffy old document, anyway?  That was then, this is now!  These are modern times, so let’s change!  Let’s progress!  Let’s move ‘Forward’!”

What he fails to realize is that he’s repeating an historical course of action that has ALWAYS failed, because it fails to consider basic human nature with respect to independence, freedom, and a sense of fair play.  He also fails to realize large countries require a more solid foundation than smaller countries, which is why our Founding Fathers built in a number of safeguards to prevent change from occurring too rapidly.

They knew it’s not difficult to topple a country once it abandons its foundation, because when that happens, the various powers which have united to form that country are now pulled in all directions, and the country can literally tear itself apart.  When all factions were singing off the same sheet of music i.e. the Constitution, the entire nation operated in harmony.  When a controlling or even a large faction decides to belt out a different tune, it leads to discord, disharmony, and a dichotomy of factions vehemently opposed to one another.  It becomes a house divided amongst itself, and it will not stand.  Out of desperation, rights take a back seat to “the vision,” and even basic human rights are often trampled beneath the march of “progress.”  Throughout, many people suffer, and often die.

All nations who have ever experimented with this were doomed to failure.  Hundreds of millions of people died during the 20th Century alone.  I dare say that’s an “experiment” we don’t need to repeat for the umpteenth time, especially given the very high loss of life to which these experiments invariably lead.

Fortunately, our President does not operate our country in a vacuum.  In fact, he can rant and rave all he wants, signing all the Executive orders on the planet, but so long as the rest of the government at all levels throughout our nation remains true to their oaths of office, nothing will come of it, for one simple reason:  We’re faithful to our Constitution, not to the President.  What can one man do if we remain true to our nation, rather than any man?

Our Founding Fathers specifically designed our government with this in mind, knowing all too well how easy is it for a single powerful person in traditional governments to topple entire nations.  They wove checks and balances throughout the design of our government, but until now, you’ve probably only heard of three.  I’ll share those with you now, along with the other three most often left out of the history books:

Presidential Checks and Balances:  The President can veto any legislation sent to him by Congress.  The President nominates Supreme Court Justices.

Congressional Checks and Balances:  Congress proposes legislation for approval or veto by the President.  If the President vetos, Congress can pass the legislation anyway with a 2/3 vote.  If the issue is paramount, Congress can pass an Amendment with a 2/3 vote, rendering the legislation a part of the Constitution itself.  Congress can impeach the President, any member of Congress, and Supreme Court Justices.

Supreme Court Checks and Balances:  Reviews cases challenging current law for Constitutionality, as well as disputes between various citizens and states, and issues involving ambassadors and admiralty law.

State Checks and Balances:  Each state wields all the power reserved to it by the Constitution and its Amendments.  Should the federal government overstep the bounds of its authority, the states have full Constitutional authority to tell the feds “NO.”  Should the feds insist, the states may challenge them in federal court, and appeal to the Supreme Court, if necessary.  Alternative, each state remains sovereign.  That is, a state governor can amass a militia as required to defend the state and its interests, against overtures by other states, or even by the federal government itself.

County/Municipality Checks and Balances:  A Sheriff is the original form of law enforcement in the United States.  They’re sworn law enforcement officers who’re duty-bound to the Constitution to enforce all state and federal laws.  Their jurisdiction is by county, but does not include incorporated municipalities who maintain their own police force, although in some locations they’ve combined forces with the municipality.  On many occasions, county sheriffs have refused to enforce state or federal laws which they deem un-Constitutional.  On noteworthy occasions, they’ve been threatened by either the states or the feds, to which they’ve responded with threats of their own, namely, to arrest anyone, regardless of stature, who attempts to undermine their authority to enforce the law in that county.  Police forces have the same jurisdiction over their municipalities as sheriffs do over their counties.

Citizen Checks and Balances:  Each and every inhabitant of the United States of America has the responsibility to follow all Constitutionally-lawful legislation.  Each citizen, however, has a duty to support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and bear true faith and allegiance to the same.  In so doing, they have full Constitutional authority to resist, reject, ignore, or challenge any law which violates the Constitution and any other laws which remain Constitutional.

The last three set of checks and balances are crucial to keeping the feds in line.  The federal government does NOT have unlimited power to do whatever they deem necessary, whether it’s for “national security” or “in the interests of public health and safety.”  Their powers are specifically limited to those conferred on them by the Constitution.  All other powers are reserved to the States and the people, both of whom have full Constitutional authority to tell the feds “NO” whenever the feds overstep the bounds of their authority.

In this context, the Tenth Amendment deserves particular mention.  It specifically limits the power of the federal government, while solidifying the power of both the states and the people, by declaring, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”  Who decides which powers are delegated to the United States and which are reserved to the states or the people?  The Constitution decides.  Not the President.  Not Congress.  Not the Supreme Court.  Not the States.  And not the People.  The Constitution alone lists which powers are delegated to feds, which are prohibited to the States, and declares all other powers are not held by the feds, but by the States or the people.

Impeachment

“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” – U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 4

“The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.” – U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 3

When all else fails, when the President or a member of his Cabinet, a member of Congress, a Supreme Court Justice, or any other civil officer of the United States commits a felony or misdemeanor, particularly as related to his or her conduct in office, charges can be brought against them.  If they’re found guilty, they’re to be removed from office, after which the civilian authorities can charge them under their jurisdiction.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is how WE THE PEOPLE keep our government in line.

Recap:

First, all oaths of office in these United States have one thing in common:  Loyalty is sworn not to any man, woman, or office, but to the Constitution of the United States, the “law of the land” from which all other laws in the U.S. are derived.

Second, provided at least some civil and military officers adhere to their oaths of office, our nation will continue to remain on track.

Third, even if the entire federal government derails itself and our country because they fail to adhere to our Constitution, the people can restore our country simply by voting them all out of office, replacing them with leaders who actually have a clue.

The final check and balance involves removing an official from office.  The President, members of Congress, and Supreme Court Justices are all subject to impeachment:

In closing, I’d like to propose a new oath, not one of some office, but a Citizenship Oath, one taken periodically by everyone in the United States, the same as we might pledge allegiance to our flag, perhaps beginning at age 12, the age most cultures recognize as early adulthood:

United States of America – Oath of Citizenship:

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure any and all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, whether or not I may have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, following the precepts, principles, and procedures given therein, especially should I ever hold a civilian or military office requiring an oath of office; that I will obey all Constitutionally lawful legislation, executive orders, and court decisions of the United States of America and its member States; that I will oppose any and all unlawful legislation, executive orders, and court decisions contrary to the Constitution and its Amendments, expediently reporting any such violation(s) to the lowest level required to effect a swift remedy; and that I will exercise my inalienable rights and freedoms to the maximum extent possible, especially those recognized as important enough to have been enumerated in the Constitution and its Amendments; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

Our Time of Reckoning Is At Hand

If any of you might be thinking “our time of reckoning is at hand,” you’d be right.

The American People need to come to grips with something, and they’d better get it real quick, before their government takes away something they granted a long time ago.

Owning and carrying (that’s the “keep and bear” part) is NOT a “privilege.”  We do NOT have a “Bill of Privileges.”  We have a Bill of RIGHTS.

The Second Amendment, number two in the ten Amendments in our Bill of RIGHTS, reads as follows:  “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the RIGHT of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” (emphasis mine)

In February of 1982, the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the United States Senate, 97th Congress, Second Session, published document 88-618 0, entitled The Right to Keep and Bear Arms Report.  Therein, you will find such quotes as:

“In my studies as an attorney and as a United States Senator, I have constantly been amazed by the indifference or even hostility shown the Second Amendment by courts, legislatures, and commentators.”

“James Madison would be startled to hear that his recognition of a right to keep and bear arms, which passed the House by a voice vote without objection and hardly a debate, has since been construed in but a single, and most ambiguous Supreme Court decision.”

“Thomas Jefferson, who kept a veritable armory of pistols, rifles and shotguns at Monticello, and advised his nephew to forsake other sports in favor of hunting, would be astounded to hear supposed civil libertarians claim firearm ownership should be restricted.”

“No fewer than twenty-one decisions by the courts of our states have recognized an individual right to keep and bear arms, and a majority of these have not only recognized the right but invalidated laws or regulations which abridged it. Yet in all too many instances, courts or commentators have sought, for reasons only tangentially related to constitutional history, to construe this right out of existence. They argue that the Second Amendment’s words “right of the people” mean “a right of the state” — apparently overlooking the impact of those same words when used in the First and Fourth Amendments. The “right of the people” to assemble or to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures is not contested as an individual guarantee. Still they ignore consistency and claim that the right to “bear arms” relates only to military uses. This not only violates a consistent constitutional reading of “right of the people” but also ignores that the second amendment protects a right to “keep” arms. These commentators contend instead that the amendment’s preamble regarding the necessity of a “well regulated militia . . . to a free state” means that the right to keep and bear arms applies only to a National Guard. Such a reading fails to note that the Framers used the term “militia” to relate to every citizen capable of bearing arms, and that the Congress has established the present National Guard under its own power to raise armies, expressly stating that it was not doing so under its power to organize and arm the militia.”

Indeed!

“In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme Court issued two landmark decisions concerning the Second Amendment. In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. In dicta, the Court listed many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession as being consistent with the Second Amendment.  In McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 3025 (2010), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment limits state and local governments to the same extent that it limits the federal government.” – Wikipedia’s entry on “Second Amendment to the United States Constitution,” Dec 25, 2012.

The problem with the Supreme Court of the United States of America is that they are SO bogged down these days in precedent and legaleze from the many thousands of decisions rendered by them and the lower courts with respect to firearms, that they’re unable to see the forest through the trees.  It’s a VERY SIMPLE forest, people, and it looks like this:  “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” (emphasis mine)

Thus, when the Supreme Court “listed many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession as being consistent with the Second Amendment,” were they infringing on “the right of the people to keep and bear arms?”

Hell yes, they were!  Just as were the “many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms.”  Put simply, U.S. Supreme Court, Congress, and Mr. President, what in the hell do you think “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” means, anyway?  Here’s a clue:  “infringe: 1
: to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another ”

By definition, ANY “prohibition” or “restriction” is an infringement.  Therefore, it logically follows, by definition, that any ruling by the U.S. Supreme court which upholds an “prohibition” or “restriction” is also an infringement.

So, was the Supreme Court’s “Heller ruling which indicated that “traditionally lawful purposes” was restricted to “self-defense within the home” an infringement?

You bet your ass it was.

And was the Supreme Court’s “MacDonald” ruling which limited the powers of local and state governments an infringement?

No, of course not.  The reason it wasn’t an infringement is simple:  Our Founding Fathers, the ones who both founded this country, creating our Constitution and it’s Bill of Rights, NEVER wanted to EVER AGAIN see American citizens at the mercy of their government.  Instead, they wanted American citizens to know, understand, and act upon just one thing:  That the United States of America is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people.

This is why I founded RYOC – Run Your Own Country!  It’s not our government’s country.  It’s OUR country!  WE THE PEOPLE are the ultimate authority in this great nation of ours, and it’s up to US to ensure our nation remains on the narrow path, the one upon which our Founding Fathers sent us, the one which lead to the greatest nation on Earth, and the only one which will get us out of this mess we’re in today.

How do we do that?  Simple, and it takes just two steps:

First, stop drooling over politicians’ rhetoric.  Look at their voting record, instead.

Second, vote ALL those who fail to adhere to our Constitution, the law of our land, out of office.  Obama, H. Clinton, Pelosi, Steinfein, and Reed come to mind as the WORST offenders on this point.  They just need to go.

That’s it!  Continuing education, however, is critical.  If you haven’t read our Constitution lately, please do.  An initial read should take you no more than ten minutes.  You can read it, as well as the other documents upon which our nation was founded, at the Library of Congress’ website, here:  http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html  Also, take a look at that Congressional Report.  It was written thirty years ago, but it was never more applicable at any time between then and now than it is today.

Good luck, and God Bless!

The Communist Takeover of America – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Before you get the wrong idea, I didn’t support the Communist Takeover of America.  I fought against it, first in the trenches of electronic bulletin board systems (eBBSes), then while freezing in the belly of a B-52H on alert with twelve nuclear-armed air-launched cruise missiles strapped under the wings and another eight in the main weapons bay, again while flying C-130s all over the world, supporting our troops who’re fighting for freedom, and yet again, back online, throughout my time in the military, and into retirement, this time on a variety of message forums.

We thought we’d beat the Soviets and their communism when the wall fell and the U.S.S.R. disbanded into its member states.

We were wrong.

Turns out, they never stopped fighting us on the home front, via infiltrators who brainwashed the weak-minded, idealistic, and the ignorant with socialism and communism repackaged under the guises of “progressivism” and “political correctness.”  Don’t believe me?  Read on, from their own manifesto.  Please identify for me which of their goals they’ve failed to accomplish.  By the way, none of these had been accomplished in 1950.  By 2009, ALL have been accomplished:

THE COMMUNIST GOALS (1963) aka OBAMA’S PLAYBOOK:

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in
preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

 

Dear DHS: I AM NOT A TERRORIST

The title is in response to this article, which says the DHS is re-targeting “Conservative Americans” as “the new terrorists.”  In particular, this study find that if you’re “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of liberty,” then you’re an “extreme right-wing terrorist.”

Who the hell ARE these people?  Good grief!  They’re so out of touch with reality it’s no longer funny!  I dare say whoever’s coming up with this B.S. are themselves the true terrorists, having infiltrated the DHS in order to clandestinely undermine our nation from the inside out.  That’s not conspiracy theory.  That’s just fact.  The CIA, the KGB, Hitler’s Gestapo and SS…  Some agencies have behaved themselves far better than others.  No one can deny, however, their mission:  To infiltrate and undermine enemy governments.

That’s what’s happening to us.  I think I may know why, and I’ll get to that in a moment.  In the meantime:

– I served my country honorably for more than 20 years as a well-decorated officer in the United States Air Force.

– I took the week-long, Level II Anti-Terrorist/Force Protection training while stationed at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada. I did so voluntarily, post-9/11, because I was determined to do everything I could to protect the fellow members of my squadron from potential threats.

– I’ve gladly served in one of the two major terrorist theaters of operation in the last eleven years, fighting terrorists. While my job duties didn’t involve engaging them directly, I’ve certainly dodged their bullets, while supplying beans and bullets for the troops who do.  More than a few of the bullets I dodged were too close for comfort, impacting our aircraft as we flew in and out of the many airfields in Iraq.

– I’ve carried thousands of troops to the front line, and I’ve returned a few who made the ultimate sacrifice to their loved ones.  Doing so was my honor, not that they fell, but that we could bring them home.

AND YET!!!….

“A recent study, funded by DHS, characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.”

It goes on to say, “it does take time to focus on Americans who hold beliefs shared by both conservatives and libertarians and calls them radical extremists.”

So, this study, funded by the DHS, labels me as a terrorist, an “extreme right-wing terrorist” at that, simply because I’m reverent of liberty?

Oh, Holy Day!  Great God in Heaven!  According to this study, Thomas Jefferson was a terrorist! Alexander Hamilton was a terrorist? George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan — All terrorists!  Aghhh!  Run for the hills!!!

Seriously? If the DHS supports this crap, they’ve got massive international egg on their face. This is beyond absurd. It’s unbelievably ridiculous, the product of too many bean-counters spending too much time in their cubicles without benefit of actually having fought for our country in the military service.

It’s high time we make some much-needed changes here in America. I believe we need to follow Israel’s outstanding example, and require everyone who graduates high school, regardless of wealth, to serve two years in the military. They will be paid and receive three square meals a day.

But there are some stipulations to go along with this provision.  Those who have not served, regardless of the reason, ranging from medical to conscientious objector, and certainly not Daddy’s Wealth, will never be able to hold public office.

Ever.

Oh, I think we should make some home-town allowances, such as for mayors, police chiefs, city councilmen, sheriffs, etc. But state governor? Nope. Congressmen? Nope. President? Nope. Federal Judges? Nope. Supreme Court Justice? Nope.

You might ask “why?”  Simple:  Too many of our politicians who’ve never been there, done that, are irrefutably clueless when it comes the way the real world works.  I’ve visited more than thirty countries, have lived in seven of them more than a month, and four of them for more than a year, “on the economy,” no less.

The answer’s simple: Whoever’s at the DHS who came up with the ridiculous idea of funding this idiotic study is totally out of touch with reality, with society, and with the men and women of America, what we’re about, and why we do what we do.

In my experience, men and women of the military are by and large one of the last great melting pots of human existence. They’re one of the last bastions of reality on our increasingly over-html’d planet. One’s warped misconceptions and misconceived notions rapidly disappear when you’re brought into close, hard-working contact with so many others from all walks of society. You learn the real meaning of tolerance, as well as how to get along well with others, play nice, and, on occasion, kick ass, and no, I’m not talking about beating up on one’s brother. I’m talking about pounding the enemy.

Unfortunately, this study encourages the DHS to go forth with beating up our own brothers.

That’s messed up, big time.  As we used to say in the military, “It doesn’t pass the sanity test.” Then again, that “test” was born of at least several years of cross/multi-cultural military experience, something sadly lacking in certain government agencies these days. Given the nature of the study, the very fact that it was approved indicates to me that those who approved it either have no such experience, or that their experience was horribly warped.

If you’ve enjoyed this honest, heart-felt response to the ridiculous idea that those of us who’ve fought for and honor our liberty should be labeled “terrorists” by the same government who cut our orders, please do me a favor:  Please spread the word. Please SHARE this, and not only with your Facebook friends, but with your other friends and family, via e-mail and even snail mail, if you have to.  I’m sure this will touch a nerve with more of them than you might imagine. But don’t stop there – PLEASE share this with Congress, an agency whom I think is being populated by too many of the “give me” crowd and who hasn’t heard from YOU, the honest-to-God American Voter, in quite a while. Write them! Don’t be afraid of being labeled – that’s what our enemy wants you to fear.  That’s why they’re doing what they’re doing.

Instead, remember this:  If we’re all labeled, I’ve got your back, and you have mine. If you don’t speak up, no one will have either of our backs, so yes, the fight for freedom has come to our door, and it’s our time.

May God bless you and keep you! May He order your thoughts, desires, and passions, and may He bless our nation and our people through and through. I pray for common sense, for rational thought, and for lawful order and justice throughout our society, provided, of course, those laws and that justice are firmly compliant with our Constitution and only those laws which properly derive their authority from the “law of the land,” the founding document of our nation, the U.S. Constitution.  It is upon that foundation alone, and all laws properly deriving their authority therefrom, which I stand.

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