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Euro Doomed To Collapse

Europe is in such a shambles that Greece is on the verge of total chaos and the Euro is in danger of complete collapse but yet the President of the United States prefers to follow a EuroSocialist model because he sees it as a success. Every single item on the Obama agenda is EXACTLY what is leading to the collapse of the economy in Greece and the rest of the EU. But he trudges on even considering expanding executive power by issuing Executive Orders as the only way to implement his EuroSocialist modeled agenda.

From the Daily Mail:

The European single currency is facing an ‘inevitable break-up’ a leading French bank claimed yesterday.

Strategists at Paris-based Société Générale said that any bailout of the stricken Greek economy would only provide ‘sticking plasters’ to cover the deep- seated flaws in the eurozone bloc.

The stark warning came as the euro slipped further on the currency markets and dire growth figures raised the prospect of a ‘double-dip’ recession in the embattled zone.

Claims that the euro could be headed for total collapse are particularly striking when they come from one of the oldest and largest banks in France – a core founder-member.

In a note to investors, SocGen strategist Albert Edwards said: ‘My own view is that there is little “help” that can be offered by the other eurozone nations other than temporary, confidence-giving “sticking plasters” before the ultimate denouement: the break-up of the eurozone.’

He added: ‘Any “help” given to Greece merely delays the inevitable break-up of the eurozone.’

According to the article, the Euro has lost 10% of its value since November. The Dollar and Pound are each gaining on the dominant European currency.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post asking, “Economic Recovery Or Economic Ruin? What Is He Up To?“, in which I described exactly this scenario possibly happening here in the United States.

Europe is beginning its descent, will the US follow? It will if Congress does not end the insanity. Congress will only act if we force them to.

Today Sen. Evan Bayh announced that he will not be seeking re-election in spite of leading in the generic poll and banking a $13 million war chest. Why? Does he see what his President has done? Does he see the writing on the wall? I bet he does.

The President will now be issuing executive orders to slip in provisions of ObamaCare and Cap and Tax. Economy destroying measures by executive decree. He needs to be shut down NOW!

Blaming Bush No Longer Working for Obama

Lack of a formal education does not necessarily mean that an individual lacks intelligence. One of the most brilliant US Presidents was completely self taught. Abraham Lincoln not only taught himself to read, write, and factor numbers, he taught himself law.

Lincoln became a successful attorney before he tested the waters of American politics. He next engaged one of this nation’s most gifted orators in a series of debates which led to Lincoln’s rise in American politics. One could argue that the debates with Stephen Douglas showcased Lincoln’s true genius. He not only understood what to communicate to his audience, but how to communicate it.

The left-wing main stream media and the political left have been touting the brilliance of Barack Obama since he was a little known state senator in Illinois. But over the past year we – the electorate – have come to know that Obama’s brilliance as an orator is limited to his ability to read prepared remarks from a teleprompter. If all it took to be labeled as brilliant was an ability to read from a prompter, any high school graduate should be labeled brilliant. But they aren’t. And neither is he.

We have seen, on just a few occasions, Obama’s communications skills devolve into almost unrecognizable gibberish. On those very few occasions where he has left his prepared script – or if he allows questions for which he hasn’t prepared answers – he suffers from Biden like gaffs. The now famous Cambridge Police comment for example.

When drifting off script, Obama drops more ah’s and um’s than a pimple-faced 14-year old boy asking out his first date. This is an indicator of his attempts at qualifying his remarks. His need to qualify is 2-fold. First he needs to cater his message to his desired audience always showing himself in an almost messianic light. Secondly, he needs to formulate the official line, sounding authoritative, without revealing his entire agenda. Because as we all know if he reveals too much he won’t be able to get it passed the people. This is his flaw.

If you haven’t noticed, he has limited himself to only one-on-one interviews passing up every opportunity to answer questions from the press pool. He’s done this since his gaff about the Cambridge Police in July. He selects only Infestation friendly “news organizations” which, I suspect, submit questions in advance so that Obama’s answers can be carefully prepared and loaded into his trusty teleprompter prior to taping the interview. Some gifted orator.

George W. Bush by contrast was a better communicator when he ditched his prepared remarks and spoke directly to the American people. But ask yourself – Why?

Bush like Lincoln knew how to communicate with his audience. Unlike Obama who has an incessant need to speak as if he swallowed the Oxford New American Dictionary, he wasn’t comfortable reading off a prompter. He was better at delivering his message in a plain ordinary way. Speak directly to the people in language they all can understand. But the intelligentsia mocked and ridiculed Bush for his manner of speech and billed him as an idiot because of the way he said “nuclear”.

Obama they tout as brilliant in spite of the fact that his 1st year in office is an overwhelming failure. Bush may have been lacking in rhetorical refinement but at least his Administration was able to keep this nation from being attacked on its own soil for the remainder of his Presidency. In Obama’s 1st year, we have been attacked 3 times. Bush staved off 2 recessions and kept the nation working at the beginning of a 3rd. Too bad Obama couldn’t even accomplish keeping us working.

On inauguration day last year unemployment was around 6.2% – the highest of the Bush years incidentally- today it sits at 10.0% in spite of the passage of the Obama Porkulus package that was meant to keep unemployment below 8%. On inauguration day last year the national debt was at $10.6 Trillion. Today it is approaching $12.3 Trillion. During the Bush years the national debt increased an average of $600 Billion per year. In just the first year of the Obama Infestation the national debt rose $1.7 Trillion and the Senate is poised to raise the debt ceiling another $1.9 Trillion. All this spending and no jobs. Nearly 7 million jobs have been lost just since Obama took office. He can claim that he saved 2 million jobs (a stat that cannot be confirmed in any way) but the fact remains a net loss of 7 million jobs has occurred.

What’s Obama’s answer for the worsening of the economy? It’s Bush’s fault.

Aren’t you kind of getting tired of that answer? When can this President take responsibility for his own failure? I won’t hold my breath waiting for a truthful answer to that question.

The old question in politics seems to apply. “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?” Framed that way I’d have to say – “NO!” But ask yourself, “Are you better off than you were 13 months ago?” The answer again is, “NO!”

Apparently Obama hasn’t gotten the memo from the American People. It was delivered in Virginia and New Jersey in November and in Massachusetts on the 19th of January. But he still isn’t listening. His answer to his failures? Double down on his agenda.

A headline on the Drudge Report yesterday read, “Would ‘Rather Be Really Good One-Term President’…”. Somehow I don’t think there is any danger of that happening. He’ll be a one-termer alright. But being known as good… Put it this way, how does history remember Jimmy Carter?

My point about formal education is simple. George W. Bush graduated from Yale and with the exception of his use of rhetoric, Obama appears to be less intelligent than Bush. Comparing himself with the self-taught/self-made and brilliant Abraham Lincoln is not only inaccurate, but bordering on criminal. Obama may have graduated from Columbia and Harvard Law, but the only thing he has in common with Lincoln is their adopted home state.

/rant

Boehner Responds to Obama’s Ohio Libtard Pep-Talk

The Emperor was in the neighborhood today to speak to his supporters in Elyria, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Obama appeared before a carefully screened audience of supporters in the very Democratic district in Lorain County.

In response to the Emperor’s appearance, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R OH-8) had a few choice words…

“When he last visited Elyria, candidate Obama promised that as President he would enact a ‘job creation agenda.’ Yet for the past year, Ohioans have watched anxiously as Washington Democrats’, with the approval of President Obama, have pushed a job-killing agenda that includes a ‘stimulus’ that isn’t working, a government takeover of health care that will raise taxes, increase premiums and cut Medicare for seniors, and a ‘cap and trade’
national energy tax that will devastate Ohio’s economy and kill jobs at a time we can least afford it.

“Ohio’s unemployment report released this morning marks nine straight months of double-digit unemployment in our state. Tens-of-thousands have lost their jobs since the ‘stimulus’ was enacted. Ohioans fed up with Washington Democrats’ job-killing agenda are asking ‘where are the jobs?’

“A jobless recovery is a far cry from what Ohio’s hard-working families were promised. In Elyria today, Ohioans will be looking for the president to signal he will scrap the job-killing policies that are freezing employers large and small from hiring, and work with Republicans on a true job creation agenda built on common-sense solutions to help small businesses create jobs and put Americans back to work.”

Today the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released December’s unemployment numbers for our state. Ohio’s unemployment rate jumped from 10.6% in November to 10.9% in December.

The Obama Infestation continues to tout his phantom job creation, none of those jobs apparently are in the Buckeye state. During the same period, the national unemployment rate has fallen from 10.5% in October to 10.3% in November and finally 10.0% in December. That is according to the Obama Infestation which has a vested interest in releasing numbers that looks good for the increasingly unpopular Emperor.

Obama came face to face with reality on Tuesday when the voters of Massachusetts rebuked the Obama plan by elected a Republican to a seat that Ted Kennedy held for 47 years. A seat previously occupied by Kennedy’s brother Bobby and before that his brother John. How can it be that this moron saw this as a sign to redouble his efforts to shove through his very unpopular Death Care bill?

Obama told George Stephanopoulos in an interview this week…

“We lost a sense – of – ah… speaking to the American people about what their core values are.”

Look at the wording… He actually said “… speaking TO” not speaking with. To me that spoke volumes about what his true goal is. His goal is to control all of us.

Any sane person looking at that quote would come to the same conclusion. He said that he didn’t speak TO us enough to define for us what our “core values” are supposed to be as defined by him. You’d have to be blind not to see the meaning in his own words.

If he had said “… speaking with” that would imply a discussion. But he didn’t. He said, “… speaking to”.

Later, I will be releasing a post identifying Obama’s destruction of the US economy. He cannot continue to blame our problems on his predecessor.

Democrats Quickly Losing Independent Support

They key polling data to look at going forth towards the November elections should be those identified as ‘independent voters’. Case in point, the latest polls out of the Massachusetts special election for US Senate. They key voting block in this race are those who do not identify themselves as either Democrat or Republican.

According to the latest data, Brown is leading Coakley 51% – 46% overall which is fabulous news for Massachusetts and the nation as a whole. However, the key data in that poll is how the race shapes up among those who do not claim a party affiliation. Among independents, Brown leads Coakley 64% – 32% (2:1)! This is dramatic data. ((Polling data cited as reported on FoxNews.com and is a product of Public Policy Polling))

If the Democrats cannot convert ‘Independent Voters’ they cannot win. There are 4% more people identifying themselves as Republicans in this country than Democrats. Conservatives outnumber Liberals nearly 2:1. Independents are the key voting block and if they cannot be converted Democrats sink.

The problem Democrats are having is that they’ve burned ‘Independents’. In 2008 Democrats won due to in no small part to their ability to convert ‘Independent Voters’. Newsflash 2010, ‘Independents’ are poised to let their displeasure known via the ballot box.

ABC News’ Jake Tapper makes a very interesting observation of the Coakley/Brown race in Massachusetts. His observation? Martha Coakley: A Democratic Canary in a Coalmine?

Tapper canary in a coalmine reference makes the point that as devastating as a Coakley loss will be to the Emperor and his agenda today, it is but a mere sample of what is likely to happen come November 4th. More importantly, he sees the writing on the Obama White House wall.

Tapper makes 4 points noted in Obama’s appearance in Massachusetts yesterday. Point #4 is the most revealing and it deals exclusively with Death Care.

(4) Planning for a Brown Win:

This was unsaid at the rally, but one other thing worth noting is that the White House is obviously preparing a strategy for health care reform in case Coakley loses.

As we reported previously, the White House would want the House pass the Senate bill, so the Senate doesn’t have to vote any more on the matter in the new post-supermajority Senate with Scott Brown.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has told the White House that she’s skeptical the House would pass that legislation, given the stark differences in some areas, but Senate Democrats and White House officials would push hard the notion that the bills are 90 percent similar and not doing so would be allowing the insurance companies to win. House Democrats would want Senate Democrats force the bill through by bypassing normal Senate rules and passing the legislation through the “reconciliation” process — requiring only 50 votes. That would even allow some moderates to peel away.

But White House officials note that reconciliation is only for budget matters so the most popular parts of the bill involving insurance reforms — banning the denial of coverage based on pre-existing conditions, for instance — would not be part of that bill.

Why would they be making contingency plans in the event of a Brown win if they didn’t expect one?

Also, Death Care isn’t the only casualty if Brown wins. Cap and Tax will die on the table in the Senate as well. And ‘Independents’ understand that. ‘Independents’ want Death Care to die. ‘Independents’ want Cap and Tax to die. That is why Brown will win tomorrow because they know he will empower the minority to block harmful legislation which is the only kind of legislation being authored today.

The Democrats have shown their colors by legislating behind closed doors and making sweetheart deals to buy votes. ‘Independents’ are joining Conservatives and Libertarians in opposition to this “Politburo” style of governance adopted by the Obama Infestation and the Pelosi/Reid Congress. This is the ‘Tea Party’. And their villain is the Obama/Pelosi/Reid big government.

How Safe Are We? Really?

Since the 2006 midterm elections, the leftist political hacks of the Democrat Party made it their goal to do whatever necessary to grab control of the nation from Republicans. This involved a massive campaign that actually began with the news media. It is no secret that the media has been in the pocket of the Democrats for decades. Objectivity went out the window when Walter Cronkite made his famous declaration that the war in Vietnam was lost in 1968.

The American public began to have their opinions about the Bush Administration altered by the news media in 2003 when the bodies of American soldiers who just captured the entire nation of Iraq began to come home. Once the war shifted from a military on military operation to an insurgency suppression mission, the bodies began to pile up and the American public’s stomach for war had turned. The news media began to beat a steady anti-war, anti-Bush drumbeat that culminated in Democrat victories in 2006 and 2008. Their only real battle cry to win popular support? We aren’t Bush.

Well they certainly aren’t Bush. Bush for all his faults did do something right. After we were attacked on September 11, 2001 he took the fight to the enemy. He picked the battlefield and our troops were the only Americans in harm’s way. Our honorable troops. The best trained and best equipped fighting force this planet has ever seen kept us safe at home by confronting the enemy on soil that he claims is his. And because of this, no successful attacks on US soil were able to be carried out.

Fast forward to 2008. Barack Hussein Obama ran on a platform of fancy rhetoric and platitudes that boiled down to one simple message. “I’m not Bush.” Due to the American public’s fatigue of the the Bush Administration largely due to the aforementioned drum beating of the liberal press that the Bush Administration didn’t seem to wish to counter, Barack Hussein Obama won the election and the Democrat Party gain a larger majority in both the House and Senate after having a 2-year majority where nothing got done.

The young new inexperience President decided that a naive apologetic approach was a way to subdue the world’s anti-American sentiment. He reach out with olive branch diplomacy* which only resulted in the President of Iran laughing at his gesture. Attacks against US interests abroad increased and the situation in Afghanistan worsened. Worst of all, 3 separate attacks have been either attempted or carried out on US soil in 2009 alone.

Say what you want about George W. Bush, but his policies did keep us safe for nearly 8 years. Those of us on the right have our own issues with Bush’s brand of social liberalism and fiscal irresponsibility but on terrorism, he knew what to do. The boy President (and aspiring Emperor of the World) hasn’t a clue. We see this when his Infestation makes statements that they later have to retract because he himself says, “we screwed up.”

Many are calling for heads to roll and to be honest, a few should. But not solely due to the failures of the past couple of weeks. Some of these characters are in positions that they are ill-equipped to handle. Including the President himself.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is a complete and utter disaster as head of Homeland Security. Early in this Infestation she made declarations about the war on terrorism that a 5-year old child would call naive. The worst of which was re-naming terrorist attacks “man made disasters”. What?!? If anything is a “man made disaster” it is the Department of Homeland Security under this President and Janet Napolitano.

Another example of her incompetence is declaring that returning veterans and those who oppose the socialist agenda of this President to be domestic terrorists giving the illusion that if you oppose this socialist take over of our country you are worse than those who fly planes into skyscrapers. I’m sorry Janet, but that level of incompetence is what led to the death of an Army Recruiter in Little Rock, AR and the deaths of 13 people at Fr. Hood.

Should heads roll? Damn skippy! Let’s first start with Napolitano. How about Hillary Clinton? The State Department under her watch issued a visa to the panty bomber. How about Leon Penetta? The CIA under his watch failed to identify this guy. What about Michael Leiter who was skiing? If he must go so should Obama. After-all, Leiter didn’t do anything that the President wasn’t doing.

After the incident, Obama played 3 rounds of golf and didn’t say anything about it for 3 days. Talk about failure to perform the duties for which you were elected. Problem is, if Obama goes, we get stuck with that insanely ignorant Joe Biden. A man that couldn’t even win his own state’s primary. Do you think the people of Delaware know something about Big Mouth Joe?

So how safe are we? Under this President, we aren’t. We have in excess of 5,000 miles of largely unguarded boarder. The Infestation is more interested in monitoring Glenn Beck than Islamic Terrorists. Every time this Infestation makes explanations about what happened, they reveal more weaknesses in our system to our enemies.

Others that need to go…

Tim Geithner. How does a tax cheat get to become the head of the Fed in New York let alone Treasury Secretary?
Eric Holder. Anyone who would treat illegal enemy combatants as if they were defendants in a criminal proceeding is a fraud.

What about some in Congress?

Charlie Rangle. Again, how does a tax cheat end up writing tax law?
Christopher Dodd. Countrywide and connections with AIG not to mention an incident involving his best buddy Teddy Kennedy and a “waitress sandwich”? Should we wait for his retirement? He should be run out of the country on a rail.

I could go on but I’m approaching 1,000 words now. But I have 2 final questions before I go.

You should all ask yourselves…

Should heads roll? If so, whose and why?

Obama Bows To Yet ANOTHER Foreign Monarch

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The Chief Executive of the United States is supposed to be on an even plane with other world leaders. And it matters not if those leaders actually have any political power or not such as in the case of the British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, or the Emperor of Japan.

Somehow Emperor Barry hasn’t received a protocol briefing because he has bowed to yet another foreign monarch.


Barack Hussein Obama bows before Emperor Akihito of Japan

Does this man actually think that the United States of America is inferior to the rest of the nations of the world or is his lack of protocol pathological? Personally I think its rather Freudian in that he doesn’t mean to publicly project American subduction to the world as he works to bring about our enslavement to a one world governmental body. The true answer however is probably much more simple – He’s a moron. Along with this very real truism, he’s also an embarrassment to this nation.

Barack Hussein Obama has done more in his first 9 1/2 months in office to demean the office of President of the United States than any previous Chief Executive. And that is saying a lot as he follows in the footsteps of Slick Willy and his moronic questioning of the word is.

Both men see the office of President as a position of status. A position of achievement with no real responsibility. Barry for example leaves the country every time bad news is announced. He doesn’t have the stomach to stay home and face the very well deserved criticism of the American people.

While Obama jet-sets around the world embarrassing the United States by bowing to foreign monarchs, people here at home continue to lose jobs by the thousands per day. He is comfortable with burying he head in the sand while his minions make the Sunday news show rounds blaming the Bush Administration for all of the country’s problems. News flash – that argument ran out as soon as the Porkulus package was passed.

Obama owns this recession. And in spite of the Infestation’s championing that we are on the road to recovery, we aren’t. It is deepening and it will continue to deepen as long as the US dollar continues to weaken. The US dollar will continue to weaken as more and more currency is added into circulation.

Only an idiot would advocate raising taxes during a recession and this President has done just that. And only a fool would pay down the national debt by printing more money. He’s done that too (it’s called monetizing the debt). Our money is only worth 70% of what it was worth in January of this year. I’d hate to see how much its worth in January of 2013 when this imbecile leaves office.

I don’t know why I continue to be shocked by the arrogant missteps made by this dolt. He’s made so many it is becoming difficult to keep track of them.

In the event that a picture doesn’t properly illustrate the reality that this idiot actually did bow to the Emperor of Japan, how about video…

To put this into context, at the conclusion of World War II General Douglas McArthur had an audience with Emperor Hirohito (the current Emperor’s father) and the Emperor bowed to the General. How far have we come that the President of the United States is now in a position of inferiority to the Emperor of Japan?

Let us not forget as well that it was Gen. McArthur that is responsible for the continuation of the Japanese Monarchy. Many in the United States wanted the Emperor deposed and executed for his nation’s attack on the United States in 1941. No formal declaration of war existed at the time of the attack and no hostile intent was ever communicated from the Empire of Japan to the United States. In a sense, the attack was a war crime.

Gen. McArthur rightly decided to allow the continuation of the Monarchy for the moral of the Japanese people. And now the US has a Chief Executive who has more respect for the Emperor of Japan (and the King of Saudi Arabia) than his own people. So much so that he bows to them in their presence while he screws all of us at home.

Thanks Barry. I hope you enjoy retirement come January 20, 2013.

/rant

Government Health Care Fails Again – But In The US?

August 24, 2009 Health Care Comments Off

Those who back government run health care fail to see that we already have proof of its failure here in the US. First and foremost, government insurance. Medicare and Medicaid are is such serious financial trouble they are near bankruptcy. No one denies this and yet the President wants to move the rest of the country to a government rationed care plan similar to Medicaid and Medicare.

The second failure? The VA.

From Breitbart (AP):

At least 1,200 veterans across the country have been mistakenly told by the Veterans Administration that they suffer from a fatal neurological disease.

One of the leaders of a Gulf War veterans group says panicked veterans from Alabama, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming have contacted the group about the error.

Denise Nichols, the vice president of the National Gulf War Resource Center, says the VA is blaming a coding error for the mistake.

Letters dated Aug. 12 were intended to notify veterans who have Lou Gehrig’s disease of disability benefits available to them.

If all Americans are subjected to the torture of being government dependent for health care, how many of us will be receiving letters in the future wrongly telling us we have an incurable neurological disease or worse? And once we receive these letters, will we then be locked out of expensive treatment because Dr. Ezekial Emanuel’s death panels have determined that our ability to be a productive member of society no longer exists ((Source – The Lancet ‘Principles for allocation of scarce medical interventions‘ 1/31/09))?

I’m sorry America, but I don’t have a lot of faith in a system in which one person’s coding error could possibly subject millions of others to medical abandonment. Especially if the government is paying their extremely low salary because a Czar in the White House determined that those who code medical records for billing are paid too much.

Government employment breeds apathy for the job. As evidence, I present to you the United States Postal Service. Do we truly want this kind of apathy to bleed into our health care decisions?

The Downfall of America

Recent events in this nation have begun to raise some questions about how far we have drifted away from the original intent of the founding fathers of this country. A nation originally conceived as a collection of smaller countries. Each state maintaining a level of sovereignty in the world but banded together for mutual defense. Our nation actually has 2 founding documents. The first, the Declaration of Independence put the world on notice that we no longer considered ourselves subjects of the British Monarch King George III. But more especially, it put King George III on notice that we were not going to accept his oppressive treatment any longer without a fight. The second founding document, established a governmental framework around which that mutual defense was to be structured. This document is the Constitution.

The Constitution is the people’s permission for the federal government to operate. As originally written, any issue not directly given as a responsibility of the federal government was to be left to the states. As specified in the 10th Amendment.

“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.”

The supreme authority in the United States is actually granted to us, the people, by our Creator as stated in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration was much more than our asserting our emancipation from an oppressive dictator, it was our establishment as a people. This establishment went on without direction until after the American Revolutionary War when the Articles of Confederation were established. This loose agreement among the newly freed former colonies of the British crown established them as independent states with no way to settle disputes among them. This facilitated the Constitutional Convention which was empowered by the states to refine the existing Articles of Confederation.

When it was convened a decision was quickly made that the current Articles of Confederation were so flawed that they needed to be abandoned and a new agreement of the states needed to be made.

The intent of those who drafted our Constitution need not be interpreted as those who believe that it is a living breathing and evolving document would have you believe. For the love of Pete it is written in English. The intent is just as clear today as it was in 1787 when it was signed. The United States was and is to be a Constitutional Federal Republic in that the political power of the nation is to be centered in the various states NOT as some would have you believe the federal government.

Upon its signing, the US Constitution was nothing more than 7 Articles establishing the responsibilities of the Congress, President, Supreme Court and subordinate courts, interstate relations, a method of amendment, an establishment of authorization for the payment of debts, supremacy, and oaths of office, and the mode of ratification. It was to be understood, that if the Constitution did not address an issue specifically, it was for the states themselves to deal with or the people.

The USA Began to Unravel Before the Ink Was Dry

Since it’s ratification in 1789, the United States Constitution has been modified for better or for worse according to Article V.

The first fracture in this limited government was made with the adoption of the Bill of Rights. Jefferson, the Democrat that he was, believed that by establishing a bill of rights it would open the Constitution up to assumptions. If the government can assume one right over the people, where would it end. We now know. It doesn’t end.

How Abortion Has Led to the Downfall of a Nation

The next crack was with the adoption of the 14th Amendment. As necessary as the 14th was at its time in history, the amendment was written so broadly that those who cannot understand that a document written in English needs no interpretation will find meaning in its lack of wording to define rights or responsibilities that were never intended. This is how a Constitutional right to terminate life can be found in an amendment adopted to establish citizenship for all persons living in the United States at a specific moment in time regardless of previous state of servitude; and that those persons could not be denied due process under the law. I’m sorry people but slavery has been illegal in the United States since 1862. NO ONE living in 1972 – or since – had ever been a slave. Subsequently they could not be denied due process of law based upon a previous status of servitude. The basis for the legalization of abortion in the United States as legislated by the Supreme Court – a clear violation of Articles I and III of the Constitution – could not and should not have been made by the Warren court. The Amendment cited does not apply.

In contrast to the Warren Court’s establishment of the superiority of the 14th Amendment over all other provisions of the US Constitution, the 10th Amendment shines brightly above it. Or at least with any free thinking individualist with skills to comprehend a sentence written in plain English.

“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.”

Abortion is in the most liberal of terms a medical procedure. There is no Constitutional authority for the federal government to regulate, over-see, fund, or otherwise interfere with medical procedures in this country in spite of the establishment of Medicare and Medicaid. There simply exists no authorization the federal government to do so in the Constitution. However, under the 10th Amendment the states have such a right.

The Warren court decided to supercede the right of the State of Texas to deny a woman an abortion because the state had established the procedure as being not lawful within its jurisdiction. The Warren court’s decision to hear the case much less find some twisted “Constitutional right” was a clear violation of states’ right as defined under the 10th Amendment. Their justification for even hearing the case in the first place – interstate commerce. A medical procedure – legal or illegal – has suddenly become a matter of interstate commerce. This will be the justification for Obamacare next. But I digress.

With this decision, the Warren court made it possible to argue that since every product and/or service performed in this country – legal or illegal – has an intrinsic value and might be a cause for an individual to cross a state line in order to seek said product or service, it is automatically a matter of interstate commerce and thus the jurisdiction of the federal government. And if a product or service is denied to a citizen of a state by the state, it can be argued that the citizen’s rights of due process have been violated even though, that person had no previous condition of servitude.

Using that argument, in Nevada, anyone can walk into any public building and play a slot machine. Here in Ohio we cannot. Therefore my right to feed a potential gambling addiction (which I don’t have) cannot be satisfied. Because companies in Nevada supply these type of machines, it can be argued that Ohio’s anti-gambling laws constitute a violation of my 14th amendment rights under interstate commerce. I don’t have readily available access to those machines. (note: this is actually a better argument for interstate commerce due process interference than the Roe decision was.)

In a sense, the Roe decision opened the 14th amendment up for bastardization by any liberal crazy with a wild hair to do anything that is currently forbidden by a state government.

The Income Tax and the Beginning of Class Warfare

The next modification to our Constitution that contributed to our demise as a country is the 16th Amendment. A very simple amendment the establishment of an income tax.

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

This removed the requirement established in Article I requiring an enumeration of the people before the levying of any taxes in Article I Section 2 Paragraph 3. I know the reason for doing so however, that does not justify the levying taxes without an enumeration of the people as required by our founders. Removing the racial make-up and devaluation of the human-being implied by Article 1 Section 2, it still should be required that if any new tax is to be imposed on the people, an enumeration of the populous should be conducted in order to know how much revenue would be generated by said tax. This only makes common sense and thus why it was originally written into article I.

This income tax has been a vehicle by which a particular political party has created a separation of the people based solely on one’s ability to earn. Hard work, effort, and the taking of risks in this country is what makes it great. Those who wish to impose some twisted sense of social equality based solely on existence have created in a sense a war among the classes that takes place every 4 years at the ballot. Those who ‘have’ continue to be vilified in this nation rather than rewarded for creating wealth and providing opportunities for others to establish themselves and provide for their families. A progressive and overly burdensome tax system has been implemented in order to spread the wealth in a quest to redistribute the wealth of the nation according to Karl Marx and Frederick Engels.

The worst kept political secret in this nation is that the Democrat party has been working towards full implementation of social Communism by way of income redistribution. And the vehicle used most often is the 16th Amendment.

The Popular Election of Senators – The States Are Removed from the Equation

With the passage and ratification of the 17th Amendment, the people would in a sense have two Houses of Representatives. Originally, the state legislatures had the responsibility of appointing 2 Senators in different term classes to the United States Senate for terms of 6 years. This is outlined in Article 1 Section 3 of the Constitution.

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.

Being appointed by the state legislature made a Senator accountable to the state from which he/she was appointed. This gave the state more power. With the passage of the 17th Amendment, the people of this nation removed this accountability to the states and in a sense made the states subservient to the federal government. And the end of our Republic was begun.

Clause 1. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

Clause 2. When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of each State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

Clause 3. This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

As of the ratification of the 17th Amendment, we are no longer a collection of 50 separate and independent nations, we are nothing more than 50 provinces or districts within the out of control monster known as the United States.

Conclusion

Many cite the Constitution as the ultimate authority in the United States. This idea is nothing more than fiction. It is the will of the people as expressed by the people. We will it or it cannot be so. This authority is granted to us by GOD and declared to the world as such by the Declaration of Independence.

With the growing emergence of the sovereignty movement among the states, I can see a day when the United States as we know it could – and I emphasize the word COULD – be obsolete. If every one of the 50 states declared itself independent again – like the Constitution originally intended – then perhaps a new agreement among the states could replace the now totally flawed and bastardized Constitution like it replaced the Articles of Confederation. One could only hope.

Even If The Birth Certificate Is Real, Is Obama Eligible?

A lot of effort is going into ascertaining whether Barack Obama’s birth took place in Hawaii or not. My position is simple, irregardless if he was a natural born citizen at the time of his birth, did he forfeit that birth right when his mother and step-father took him to Indonesia and registered him for school?

Under Indonesian law at the time, for a child to be enrolled in a state run school that child had to be a citizen of Indonesia. Barack Obama has claimed that he did not attend a Madrassa as claimed by some but rather he attended public school while in Indonesia. If this is true, then he is claiming Indonesian citizenship at that time not US citizenship. Countering the public school claims, a record has surfaced that Barack’s step-father, Lolo Soetoro actually registered young Barry Soetoro in a Catholic School in Jakarta. Listed under religion for little Barry Soetoro? Islam.

Doubt me? See for yourself. This is an AP photo.

Either way, Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama had to be a citizen of Indonesia in order to be registered in the first place. And as such no longer a citizen (natural born or otherwise) of the United States. Duel citizenship did not exist at that time.

So the major question that I believe the White House, the Obama’s, the Democrat Party, and the media is really avoiding is whether Mr. Obama ever regained his citizenship? If so, is he still considered natural born after forfeiting it in Indonesia? When he re-entered the United States was it on a US passport or an Indonesian passport? If it was under an Indonesian passport, is he even in this country legally?

When he made his trip to Pakistan it is rumored to have been under an Indonesian passport. If this is true, isn’t it likely that Mr. Obama re-entered the United States under that same passport? It has also been rumored that he received a foreign student grant or scholarship when attending Occidental College. If so, what proof did Barry have to prove his foreign citizenship? Could it have been this rumored Indonesian passport?

Did he defraud the people of the state of Illinois by running and being elected to the State Senate and United States Senate? Has he defrauded the people of the United States by running for an office that he is ineligible for? These are questions that deserve answers.

We may never know the answers to these questions because the President has sealed all of his records and effectively cut-off the ability for the public to know.

Isn’t it interesting that NONE of these records are open for public scrutiny? His original birth record has been destroyed by the hospital, his school records are sealed, and he’s spending millions of dollars fighting the question over his citizenship. There would be only 1 reason to fight release of any of the requesting information. He has something to hide. What is it?

And an even bigger question will be what if he isn’t eligible? What happens? Who is the legal President of the United States if Barack Obama is the fraud many of us believe him to be? Is it Big Mouth Joe? Or would the entire 2008 Democrat ticket be considered voided because of fraud? After-all, the Party didn’t do enough to ascertain whether or not their candidate was eligible to hold the office that he was running for. Or does it fall upon John McCain to assume the Presidency by default?

What would happen to all the bills that he fraudulently signed into law? Would they be voided as well? What about the appointment of Sonya Sotomayor to the Supreme Court? Would it also be voided? What about operational orders for the military? They would be invalid and unlawful because they were issued by someone who cannot be President of the United States.

Something about this guy stinks to high heaven. And We The People need to know what is causing that odor. Our very existence as a nation depends upon answers to these very important questions yet the President is fighting to keep this information from you. Why?

The easiest way to dispel the rumors and speculation if he is indeed eligible to hold the office of President is to release all the requested documentation. Failure to do so endangers our very way of life.

Health Care – Obama’s Folly or The Making of a President?

Much has been written this past week about a statement made by Republican Senator Jim DeMint concerning Barack Obama’s Presidency in the event that the President’s socialization of the US health care system fails.

Ben Smith of the Politico reported on July 17th…

Conservative leaders will push delay any vote on health care reform until after the August recess to capitalize on what they say is a growing tide of opposition to reform measures, they said on a conference call with “tea party” participants today.

“I can almost guarantee you this thing won’t pass before August, and if we can hold it back until we go home for a month’s break in August,” members of Congress will hear from “outraged” constituents, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint said on the call, which was organized by the group Conservatives for Patients Rights.

“Senators and Congressmen will come back in September afraid to vote against the American people,” DeMint predicted, adding that “this health care issue Is D-Day for freedom in America.”

“If we’re able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. It will break him,” he said.

His Waterloo or his “Read My Lips” it matters not, the fact remains that as more details about this boondoggle are leaked to the public, the less the public likes the idea of government controlling the health care system. This legislation will not be voted on in the Senate before the August recess as predicted by Sen. DeMint and as such will face intense scrutiny during the break.

Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday abandoned plans for a vote on health care before Congress’ August recess, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama’s ambitious timetable to revamp the nation’s $2.4 trillion system of medical care.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., delivered the official pronouncement on what had been expected for weeks, saying, “It’s better to have a product based on quality and thoughtfulness rather than try to jam something through.” – The Associated Press via Breitbart.com

This decision by the Senate Majority Leader goes against the strategy of the President and the Democrat Leadership of both houses since the beginning of this Administration in January which is to ram through everything on the liberal wish list before anyone has a chance to read any of the legislation. The less the American people know about what Washington is doing, the better it is for Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and especially Nancy Pelosi.

However, Senators and House members still have to go before their constituents and explain to them why this harmful legislation is important to them when in fact, it is only important to the President. Not because DeMint said so – because Barack Obama himself said so.

The next tactic of the left is to attempt to block the release of information from Republicans to the American people. In a story headlined on the Drudge Report…

Dems Block Republican Health Care Mailing; Attempt to censor chart…

At the heart of the matter is a mailing that included a chart put together in an attempt to illustrate graphically the bureaucratic mess that the House version of Obama’s health care take over creates. The biggest issue that House Democrats had with the mailing and the chart was that it called the Democrat architects out on the creation of something called, “Health Insurance Exchange Trust Fund” which under the plan would draw funding from the IRS for no apparent reason. Democrats are calling that false – but then again they refuse to acknowledge that page 16 of the proposed legislation also makes private insurance illegal beginning the first day the legislation is enforced.

From the proposed bill Section 102 states -

(a) Grandfathered Health Insurance Coverage Defined- Subject to the succeeding provisions of this section, for purposes of establishing acceptable coverage under this division, the term ‘grandfathered health insurance coverage’ means individual health insurance coverage that is offered and in force and effect before the first day of Y1 if the following conditions are met:

(1) LIMITATION ON NEW ENROLLMENT-

Here the government puts limitations on who can enroll in existing private insurance groups. It continues -

(A) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day of Y1.

Someone ought to explain this to the President because just 3 days ago, he did not know this existed. But it does.

The ballyhoo about this bill from the left is that it will include everyone. Everyone will have health coverage. It will be cheaper. And everyone will live in peace and harmony in this socialist created Utopian nightmare.

The CBO’s numbers and the ballyhoo don’t match. The cost according to the CBO is in excess of $1 Trillion in just the first 10 years of government control. Beyond that I’ve heard estimates in excess of $20 Trillion. That does not sound cheaper to me.

There are people, for whatever reason, who choose not to be covered by insurance. And yes, there are people who cannot afford coverage who also do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. But the number of these individuals does not add up to the numbers the Administration and the proponents would have you believe. Their numbers include those who can afford coverage and choose not to buy it AND illegal aliens who the Democrats refuse to exempt from coverage under the “government option.”

Some on the left will say that I don’t want the poor to have health coverage. But those people refuse to acknowledge a few facts. The first being that I am not advocating cutting off those who currently receive government funded health care. On the contrary. I want to protect the quality (such as it is) of health care for those very same people. Those who suffer with government funded health coverage are already living under an impediment. The government compensates health care providers at such a low rate that many providers opt out of the government plans reducing the availability of quality care for those on the public system. Flooding this public system with more people will not improve the quality of care to those already on that system. If anything, it will reduce the quality of care through health care rationing due to the lack of quality providers accepting the public system.

The problem with health care in this country is medical malpractice lawsuits. Judges in this country can award damages to anyone whose scars don’t heal to their liking an unlimited amount of damages. Without serious tort reform in this country, health care costs will continue to rise and fewer people will decided that the health care field is worth all the years of study and all the debt that studying creates.

I’m sorry but the government does not have such a good track record when it comes to running things. For starters, how dependable is your mail delivery? The government runs that. How affective is the government run school systems? I would argue not affective at all. How well has this Congress and this Administration done so far with it’s efforts to stimulate the economy? 9.5% unemployment numbers nationally and 15.5% in the Democratic People’s Republic of Michigan are giving the President and his Congressional pals failing grades on this issue as well. Do you really want these same people running your health care system?

So to answer my title question, Health Care- Obama’s Folly or The Making of a President is simple. Whether his plan passes of fails, his Presidency is shot.

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