Bio: John is a minister and a strict Constitutionalist. His insight and knowledge of the Constitution is educational and enlightening. His ability to point out the connection between natural law, the rights given to us by God, and the rights given to us by the Constitution affirm the fact that the Constitution was written for a religious, moral, and just society.
The First Amendment.
"CONGRESS shall make NO law respecting an ESTABLISHMENT of religion, or PROHIBITING the FREE exercise thereof; or abridging the FREEDOM of SPEECH, or of the PRESS; or THE RIGHT of THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY to assemble, and to PETITION the Government for a REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES."
Things to take note of:
1. ALL First Amendment Rights are FOR EVERYBODY including Christians.
2. The 1st Amendment FORBIDS CONGRESS from setting up a National/State church, and it FORBIDS CONGRESS from mandating people pay tithes to a church.
3. BUT it does NOT forbid the DISPLAY, EXPRESSION OR CELEBRATION of Religion/Christianity ON/IN Public grounds or buildings! Since almost ALL the Founding Fathers WERE BIBLICAL CHRISTIANS, and 25% were ORDAINED MINISTERS, SINCE our Federal and State buildings and Monuments have Scripture, Biblical Characters, quotes from people of the Christian Faith ON THEM (Including The Ten Commandments!), SINCE one of the FIRST acts of Congress was to BUY WITH TAX MONIES 20,000 BIBLES to replace those destroyed in The Revolutionary War, SINCE other EARLY acts of the FIRST Congress was to pay WITH TAX DOLLARS to have a Christian Chaplain for Congress, The Supreme Court, The President and the Military it is ABUNDANTLY CLEAR that "seperation of church and state" as the LIBERALS "define" it today is ANATHEMA to our Founding Fathers!
4. A Christian does NOT have "less rights", or "a lower quality of rights"! Christians have EXACTLY THE SAME RIGHTS as ANYONE ELSE to say, celebrate, express, display, march, protest, proclaim THEIR VIEWS PUBLICLY. IF it is "o.k." for Sodomites/Homosexuals/Lesbians to march, have public displays and expression and TO BE IN AND HAVE THEIR PERVERSION TAUGHT IN PUBLIC TAX-PAYER FUNDED SCHOOLS, then it is EQUALLY O.K.- and more so- for Christians to do so.
The Second Amendment.
"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."
QUOTES from The Founding Fathers on the Second Amendment:
Fisher Ames, Massachusettes Representaive wrote:
" The RIGHTS of conscience, of BEARING ARMS, of CHANGING THE GOVERNMENT, are declared to be INHERENT IN THE PEOPLE."
Tenche Coxe wrote in his "Remarks on The First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution", which appeared in the Philadelphia Gazette in June 1789:
"THE PEOPLE are CONFIRMED by the next article in THEIR RIGHT to KEEP and BEAR THEIR PRIVATE ARMS."
Joseph Story, 1833 U.S. Supreme Court Justice wrote:
" The RIGHT of a CITIZEN to KEEP and BEAR ARMS has JUSTLY been considered the palladium of The Liberties of The Republic, since it offers a STRONG MORAL CHECK AGAINST USURPATION and ARBITRARY POWER of rulers, and will generally, even if these are sucessful in the first instance, ENABLE THE PEOPLE to RESIST and TRIUMPH OVER them!"
James Madison's ORIGINAL draft of The Second Amendment:
"THE RIGHT of THE PEOPLE to KEEP and BEAR ARMS shall NOT be infringed; a WELL ARMED and WELL REGULATED Militia being THE BEST SECURITY of a FREE Country."
George Mason, "Father of The Bill of Rights", wrote:
" WHAT is The Militia? It is THE WHOLE PEOPLE! To disarm THE PEOPLE is the best and most effectual way to ENSLAVE THEM!"
Thomas Jefferson's commonplace book, 1774-1776, QUOTING from "On Crimes and Punishment" (1764) by CRIMINOLOGIST Cesare Beccaria:
"Laws that FORBID the CARRYING of ARMS...disarm ONLY those who are NEITHER inclined NOR determined to commit crimes...such laws make it WORSE for the ASSAULTED and BETTER for the ASAILANTS; they serve rather to ENCOURAGE than to PREVENT HOMOCIDES, for an UNarmed man may be ATTACKED with GREATER CONFIDENCE than an ARMED man."
Switzerland has a National law that REQUIRES EVERY household to have at least one gun- RESULT: the LOWEST crime rate in the world. Whereas Washington D.C. has some the most Marxist, stringent, ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL anti-gun laws- RESULT: D.C. is "The MURDER Capitol of the World"!
In the early 1930's Nazi Germany disarmed the German Citizenry which lead DIRECTLY AND QUICKLY to their OPPRESSION and GENOCIDE! Stalin and Mao did THE SAME THING respectivley in the USSR and China, also leading "purges", i.e. GENOCIDE!!!
- If our Founding Fathers were present today they'd IMMEDIATELY ABOLISH the some 1,700 ANTI-2nd Amendment/ANTI-gun laws on the books!
"NO soldier shall, IN TIME OF PEACE be quartered in ANY house, without the CONSENT of THE OWNER, NOR IN TIME OF WAR, but in a manner to be perscribed BY LAW."
Notice dear Liberals, that it is NOT the Federal government granted some right/freedom or power, BUT RATHER the Fed's power was RESTRICTED, DEFINED AND CONFINED. NOR was the aboveforementioned Right given to the State. NO, it too is restricted. NO, the right and freedom, the AUTHORITY was granted to THE PEOPLE! Except for TWO/2 specific and defined reasons the government and it's military could NOT EVER FORCE their stay on ANY LEGAL U.S. CITIZEN! Our Founding Fathers posited the rights/freedoms preeminently with and in THE PEOPLE. - Also notice that even during time of War soldiers could only be quartered as perscribed BY LAW. One, the Constitution left it to the States first (THEN to the Federal Government) to determine the appropriate means to house soldiers in a PRIVATE RESIDENCE. This was most commonly done so by 1) STILL seeking permission FIRST, 2) By compensating the host for the inconveniance. - Our Founders each step of the way placed the Rights, Freedoms, Authority and Responsibilty with THE PEOPLE, NOT the State NOR Federal government.
The Fourth Amendment.
"The RIGHT of THE PEOPLE to be SECURE in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, SHALL NOT be violated, and NO Warrants shall issue, BUT upon probable cause, SUPPORTED Oath or Affirmation, and particularly DESCRIBING the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized."
A man's home is his castle. That saying used to hold a whole lot more legal weight than it does today. Yet still, BEFORE the police or like-mannered law officers can INVADE your home, life, business...they MUST have a LEGAL AND SIGNED WARRANT. And the search and subsequent seizure MUST be clearly outlined IN the warrant. If the Warrant says "Search the house", that does NOT mean also search the Office, storage facilities...The search is RESTRICTED to what and where the warrant says! It is NOT a "living document"!
This again underscores and highlights the ORIGINAL INTENT of The Founders: That the Rights of the People came FRIST, BEFORE the Rights of the State.
The Fifth Amendment.
"No PERSON shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise famous crime, UNLESS on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, EXCEPT in cases arising in LAND AND NAVAL FORCES, OR IN THE MILITIA, when in actual service IN TIME OF WAR or PUBLIC DANGER; nor shall ANY PERSON be subject for the same offense to be TWICE put in jeopardy of LIFE OR LIMB; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness AGAINST himself, nor be deprived of LIFE, LIBERTY OR PROPERTY, without the due process of Law; nor shall private property be TAKEN for PUBLIC use, WITHOUT JUST COMPENSATION."
I'm making it EVEN MORE ABUNDANTLY CLEAR that the Rights and Freedoms of The Constitution and Bill of Rights are for ALL PEOPLE! Regardless of race, creed, color of sex. The ONLY reason the Amendments Eleven onward were added was due to LIBERALS "mucking" up the issue of said Rights and Freedoms, and LIBERALS wresting the Constitution by UNConstitutional, even ANTI-Constitutional, Amendments, that NEVER would have become Amendments had the Founders been present...for they understood that the Rights and Freedoms codified in our Constitution and Bill of Rights were for ALL people equally.
There should only be 2-3 further Amendments, NOT SEVENTEEN!!
NOW, about the Fifth Amendment.
Anyone who has watched ANY cop/court show in the last 40 years knows about an accused's Fifth Amendment rights are what we today call the "Miranda Rights" ( You have the right to remain silent...for rest see above.) BUT the Fifth Amendment goes BEYOND that, far beyond! The recent ANTI-Constitutional decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the "Kelo" decision, TOOK/STOLE PRIVATE PROPERTY from a LEGAL AMERICAN, LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN and ILLegally "gave" the STOLEN property to another PRIVATE Citizen for "ECONOMIC REASONS"!
Our Founders were 100% against such THEFT! THAT'S the reason they Codified it into our Constitution in The Fifth Amendment!!!
BONUS COMMENTARY ON THE FIFTH AMENDMENT.
The 5th Amendment Codifies INTO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION The RIGHT TO LIFE, i.e. "LIFE, Liberty, and Property"...the Declaration of Independence says we've been GIVEN THESE RIGHTS by Our Creator, "the Right to LIFE, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness." OUR Founding Fathers were PRO-LIFE!
"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a SPEEDY and PUBLIC trial, by an IMPARTIAL jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be INFORMED of the NATURE and CAUSE of the accusation; to be CONFRONTED with the WITNESSES against him; to have COMPULSARY process for OBTAINING witness IN HIS FAVOR, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
This is a right that is sometimes neglected, at least in part. There are some who have been arrested, and jailed and have waited months- sometimes even years- BEFORE the trial EVEN STARTS!!! Appeal after appeal, stall after stall, legal beifing on some minutia of some sort causes the "SPEEDY" part from NOT happening as it ought.
This Amendment also, and more directly, speaks to the "Double Jeopardy" question. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights goes to great lengths to protect those who are charged with crimes. Today LIBERALS exacerbate, twist, and pervert our Laws and Rights to PROTECT those who are CLEARLY GUILTY and let them GO, WHILE attacking the VICTIMS and their families, looking for "dirt" and throwing up "smke-screens" to get a case dismissed or a lighter sentence. THIS is NOT what our Constitutional Rights were EVER menat for!
The Seventh Amendment.
"In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the RIGHT of trial BY JURY SHALL be perserved, and NO fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of The United States, than according to the rules of common law."
This was to protect from "double jeopardy", one could NOT be tried twice for the same offence (unless jury and/or judge and/or evidence TAMPERING was evident.).
This was also to whittle down to a minimum the number of frivolous suits brought that did NOT have ample, verifiable evidence and witnesses.(Though LIBERALS have found a way around this aspect of the Amendment.)
At the MINIMUM 2 solid witnesses were warranted to proceed to trial. And the jury MUST be of his peers.
The Eighth Amendment.
"Excessive bail shall NOT be REQUIRED, NOR excessive fines, NOR cruel and unsusal punishments inflicted."
"Excessive". The penalty was to be equal to the offense/crime, NOT LESS, NOR more. And seeing as the Founding Fathers, all the original States (and all since then) had at their inception the DEATH PENALTY, NO ONE can rightly claim the DEATH PENALTY to be "cruel and unusal punishment". Our Founders wanted Liberty and KNEW that there MUST NEEDS be Law and Order for there to BE true Liberty and it's accompanying rights.
The NON-Constitutional Conservative, i.e. LIBERAL, today wrests, twists and perverts the words of our Founding Documents to mean OTHER THAN, and often times, the OPPOSITE OF what our Founding Fathers instituted. This MUST be exposed and refuted at ALL TIMES and at ALL COSTS, or we'll continue to LOSE our Rights and Liberties to the Liberal Revisionists!
The Ninth Amendment.
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall NOT be construed to deny or disparage others REATINED BY THE PEOPLE."
The Rights and Freedoms with their attendant responcibilities are NOT enumerated in every detail in The Constitution. Our Founders meant and intended that whatever was NOT spelled out plainly that it fell to THE PEOPLE. Thus maximizing our rights and freedoms. It NEVER was meant for the Government, Local, State or Federal, to become our "overbearing nanny"! Our Founders NEVER meant that Government would EVER be a "security blanket" for ANYONE! THAT was for the indiviuals, Families, Churches, Charities...NOT by FORCE of Government TAXATION and REGULATION! Our Founders put the HIGHEST emphasis and HIGHEST regard on INDIVIDUAL Freedom/Rights, and only believed Government was meant to protect the law-abiding from the NON-law-abiding.
The Tenth Amendment.
"The powers NOT delegated to the United States by The Constitution, NOR prohibited by it to The STATES, are RESERVED TO The STATES respectivley, OR to The PEOPLE."
Rights and Freedoms are GOD given. Our National Documents declare such clearly. Our National Documents merely codify into law what the "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God...Creator..." set as the Standard, the Norm at the Creation of mankind in Eden.
The 10th Amendment places the repository and guardianship of these rights FIRST with the individual, "THE PEOPLE", as does God in HIS Word. Then it graduates by increments up to local governance that MOST CLOSELY represent THE PEOPLE. Then to THE STATES. And, lastly, to the National/federal Government. The highest principles are Freedom and Order...and it is to each individual to RIGHTLY apply and operate within that Freedom and Order.
When The Constitution is SILENT then The People are to enjoy that right and freedom and to celebrate, express and display it as they deem proper. Then it falls to the local/state governing bodies. THIS does NOT in any means give a "seal of approval" to Anarchy, Licencitiousness, Rioting and Chaos.
1. The U.S. Constitution was never meant to be viewed as a "living document" that was "flexible" and "changing/changeable".
2. The powers defined in the Constitution were meant to grant the MAXIMUM amount of FREEDOM, RIGHTS and GOVERNANCE to first The PEOPLE, then The STATES, lastly the Federal government, with the PEOPLE having the MOST, Then The States, then the Federal Governent...NOT the other way around, as it is today!
3. The Founders were against, prohibited and forbid by VETO any and all Public Works, Social programs, National education, healthcare, welfare...our Founders absolutely hated and abhorred the micro-managing/interferring of Government in the Free-Market, Private affairs and Religious expressions/dispalys of the Citizenry.
4. The Constitution, as ORIGINALLY penned by our Founding Fathers, NEVER forbid Federal or State/local governments from displaying or expressing Christian/religious texts, artifacts and the like. There IS NO "seperation of church and state".
5. The Founders and our Founding Documents NEVER meant for ANY laws to EVER be passed that in ANY WAY restricted the bearing and carrying of ARMS by the PEOPLE/LEGAL Citizenry.
6. The Founders NEVER designed NOR wanted either branch of the Federal Government to encroach upon the FREEDOMS AND RIGHTS of The STATES and The PEOPLE.
7. The Judiciary, Legislative and Executive branches of the Federal government were meant to be checks and balances upon each other and The STATES and The PEOPLE were also CHECKS AND BALANCES as well, including the RIGHT to NULLIFY ANY law or Judicial decision that The STATES or PEOPLE deemed UNConstitutional.
The Bill of Rights plus the 11th Amendment applied as written extend to ALL folk regardless of race, creed, color or sex. Amendments 12 and onward were necessary due mainly to LIBERALS.
"Liberalism is ANY view short of, beyond or other than The Constitutional Governance granted us by our Founding Fathers." Rev. Lee Walden.
"If you had tickets to a sports event, concert, Disneyland, or for an airline flight, and when you got to your assigned seat you found someone else was in that seat, what would you do? You would call for a person in charge of ticket checking and have the person in your seat removed . You would properly be asked to show your ticket, and you would gladly and proudly do so, for you have bought and paid for that seat . The person in your seat would also be asked for a ticket, which they would not be able to produce . They would be called "gate crashers" and they would properly be removed .
Now in this huge stadium called the USA we have had millions of gate crashers . We have been asking security to check for tickets and remove the gate crashers . We have been asking security to have better controls in checking at the door . We have asked security to lock the back doors . Security has failed us . They are still looking the other way . They are afraid to ask to see the tickets . Many people say there is unlimited seating, and whether there is or not, no one should be allowed in for free while the rest of us pay full price!
In "section AZ", of "Stadium USA ", we have had enough of the failures of Security . We have decided to do our own ticket checking, and properly remove those who do not have tickets . Now it seems very strange to me that so many people in the other 49 "sections", and even many in our own "section" do not want tickets checked, or even to be asked to show their ticket! Even the head of Security is chastising us, while not doing his own job which he has sworn to do .
My own ticket has been bought and paid for, so I am proudly going to show it when asked to do so . I have a right to my seat, and I want the gate crashers to be asked to show their tickets too . The only reason that I can imagine anyone objecting to being asked for their ticket is that they are in favor of gate crashing, and all of the illegal activities that go with it, such as drug smuggling, gang wars, murder, human smuggling for profit, and many more illegal and inhumane acts that we are trying to prevent with our new legislation . Is that what I am hearing from all of the protestors such as Phoenix Mayor Gordon, US Rep . Grijalva, even President Obama? If you are not in favor of showing tickets, (proof of citizenship, passport, green card, or other legal document) when asked, as I would do proudly, then you must be condoning those illegal activities . "
Written by a US Citizen, Globe, Arizona .
This makes perfect sense to me . What do you think?
Since Obama has never shown his ticket I guess he feels obligated to not ask others to show theirs.
Would we gladly settle for our daily needs during the absense of a war or strife even if it meant we sacrificed "a little" Liberty to attain it?
Would we gladly sell some Liberty to "get along" with people who do not have America's best interests at heart? Wht good does it do to "get along" IF it's to "get along" into tyrrany?
How much Liberty are we ready to forfeit? As long as we have a job and things are going "fine" for us is it "o.k." that taxes go up and the Government encroaches evermore into the Free Market and Private Sector?
What Price is too high to ask of America's Citizenry?
Is a taxation rate that confiscates 50-70% of OUR EARNINGS "o.k.?
Is it really "fine" that the job market is only growing among the unions and government jobs?
Is it really "o.k." that the banking, mortgage, auto & health care industry are under Government management and control?
What Price is too high?
For me the price was too high decades BEFORE I was born when The Left instituted the Income tax, Federal Reserve, the League/United Nations and all the Welfare, Entitlements and Public Works project.
When did the price get too high for YOU? Or are you still waiting on that bid?
If you go about your day being "ok" with people saying whatever they want- even gross profanity- but you're DEEPLY OFFENDED by any and all religious expressions, displays or celebartions- then you're an atheistic Liberal.
If when ON THE SAMEDAY that they removed the 10 Commandments from The Atlanta Court House you rejoiced while the erected a statue 'honoring' all the Sodomite Soldiers in San Fransisco you ALSO REJOICED- then you're a bitter, atheistic, Socialist Liberal.
If you look at Factory with a tree lined drive, a man-made lake, and lots of green grass well tended to and get MAD- "Aint enough trees!"- then you're a job killing Stalinist.
If you think it's 'wrong' to execute cold-blooded KILLERS AND that it's 'right' to KILL INNOCENT BABIES- then you're Liberal that Hitler would admire.
IF you think we can tax our way to prosperity and spend our way out of a recession- then you're BOTH a NUT and a Leftist, yeah, redundant, I know.
If you think that banning guns will lower crime- then you're a Liberal who has joined the "Mao, Stalin, Hitler Moon-Bat of the Month Club".
If you are well-to-do and pine away that we need to "soak the rich with higher taxes"- then you're a deluded, brain-dead, LibTard.
If you identified with and glowingly embraced BHO when he said 'we go to spread the wealth', 'The Constitutional is FATALLY FLAWED and FILLED WITH BLIND SPOTS", and "we need to FUNDAMENTALLY TRANFORM America"- then you're a freakin', wing-nut, Commie-Nazi Traitor!
Now let me "dial it down"...a little.
If you really hate and loathe all that made America good and hence made America Great then either you do NOT really know WHAT America IS OR you're one of the most bitter, deluded, hard-hearted and evil people that live. [Yeah, that's "dialing it down. ]
Seriously, there are over 200 other nations on the planet...if Libs so despise and detest WHAT America is- or at least was- then WHY don't Libs move to one of these countries- AND STAY?!
Every election won by a Conservative, Crikey! even by a "Moderate"- we hear The Left threaten to move somewhere else...and, yet, here they are still.
WHY do they stay? WHY do Liberals and other NON-Conservatives stay in America? a nation they call the "great Satan'? Hmmm?
A couple of reasons come to mind, there may be more, but these stand out at this juncture, they are:
1. America is still the freest, most powerful, propserous and best country- they stay to use and enjoy OUR Liberties and Rights while depriving US of OURS.
2. They are devoted to THIS: www.rense.com/general32/americ.htm
Hre's MY "IF":
IF I could get them to LEAVE I would.
IF there is then does it not stand to reason, impassioned reason though it be, that there IS then something worth working to KEEP? To strive and fight to KEEP?
Fellow Conservatives, in the last 97 years we have seen America slowly stripped of Constitutional right, liberty and privilige, one after the other. Because the progression was slow and tedious we did not always resist and fight against the tyrannical encroachment upon OUR God-given, Constitutionally-Codifies Rights and Liberties. No. Because The Left worked meticulously, slowly, deliberately to fundamentally transform America from a Constitutional Republic to a Collectivist-Central Planning Tyranny we fought little, if at all.
The Left first wrecked havoc on the source of America's Currency and the Regulating thereof via the Federal Reserve. Next they attacked America's wage earners, America's Producers with the Income Tax/IRS.
Once that was in place, the controlling of America's Currency, Profits and wage-earning, when the financial collapse came that those policies CREATED, the same Liberals that CREATED the crisis promised to "solve the crisis" with Welfare, Entitlements, Gov. Works Projects, and other Gov. programs.
BUT WHAT that meant was that The Left NOW had justification to RAISE TAXES YET MORE...which impoverished and enslaved America yet more...to the Government that had CREATED THE CRISIS!
The Cycle of ever encroaching Tyrannical Government was now in place, sanctioned by "law", and entrenched:
Institute New Gov. Programs to "solve" the Gov. CREATED Crisis...and then start anew and repeat.
Fellow Patriots, Conservatives, let me ask again:
IS there anything that WE hold dear, that WE deem worthy to fight to KEEP?
I know not what course other may choose, but as for me and my house...WE CHOOSE LIBERTY!
OUR Jobs, OUR Businesses.
...hang in the balance! What will we be found DOING?!! Will we sit about idly til we die or become so enslaved that we can then do NOTHING?!!
No. Again, as with the Patriot Fire-Brand of old: GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!
Truly, WHAT have we been hesitant about? WHY have we been so slow to fight back? to resist this DELIBERATE attack & undermining of America's Constitution, Heritage and Values? WHY have we been so at sleep at the wheel? Is it because we've been lulled into thinking that LIBERALS are "honorable, honest, America-Loving, Constitution-Following" people who simply have a different point of view?!!
That LIBERAL view of ever increasing taxes, regualtions, intrusion into the FREE-Markets, PRIVATE Sector, and OUR Churches, Charities, Homes and Families. The LIBERAL view that America is EVIL and "deserves" severe punishment and to be "cut down to size"?!!
Are THOSE people really "honorable, honest, America-Loving, Constitution-Following-Patriots" with "just a different view-point"?!!
Fellow Conservatives We will NOT and can NOT WIN until we FIGHT BACK! And we will NOT fight back til we see The Left for THE ENEMY OF AMERICA AND OUR CONSTITUTION THAT THEY ARE!
Can America truly go in TWO OPPOSITE directions at the same time?!! Can America be BOTH Free and ENSLAVED at the same time? Lastly, can America truly MOVE TOWARD Tyrannical Oppression AND Constitutional Liberty AT THE SAME TIME?
The answer is plain.
The answer is simple.
WHEN you answer that question you WILL JOIN THE FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICA.
Surprised CBS let him get away with this . . . even though he's right. Andy Rooney said on '60 Minutes' a few weeks back:
'I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers. The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens...Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door.
Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.
I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason, which is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE ?
I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an opinion..
I have the right 'NOT' to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off.
When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling; it is the Law of Probability.
I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English!
My father and grandfather didn't die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours.
I think the police should have every right to shoot you if you threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you can't understand the word 'freeze' or 'stop' in English, see the above lines..
I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business.
We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document; and open to their interpretations.
I don't hate the rich I don't pity the poor.
I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television. That doesn't stop you from watching them.
I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next operating system that's better, and put your name on the building.
It doesn't take a whole village to raise a child right, but it does take a parent to stand up to the kid; and smack their little behinds when necessary, and say 'NO!'
I think tattoos and piercings are fine if you want them, but please don't pretend they are a political statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip ring heals. I don't want to look at your ugly infected mouth as you serve me French fries!
I am sick of 'Political Correctness.' I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa so how can they be 'African-Americans'? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don't go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was from Europe . I am proud to be from America and nowhere else.
And if you don't like my point of view, tough...
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!
I was asked to send this on if I agree or delete if I don't. It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God.. Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having 'In God We Trust' on our money and having 'God' in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why don't we just tell the 14% to BE QUIET!!!
Biblical, Conservative Christian
A Licenced Minister.
I was brought up in a Conservative Southern Baptist Preachers home. Grew up in the '60's & '70's in rural, small-town, Midwest U.S.A.
10 cent pop IN 16 oz. GLASS bottles.
10 cent candy-bars that were as big as the "King-Size" $1.59 candy-bars today.
19 cent regular and 22 cent premium- A GALLON!- gas.
Brand NEW cars for 3-5,000 dollars.
That you could play or work outside after the sun went down, even in the city.
Crime rates, teen pregnancies and dope use was DOWN.
Grades, test scores and graduation rates were UP.
When there was NOT a "march" for every DEPRAVITY under the sun.
When taxes, unemployment and drop-out rates were LOW.
When the rule of law, respect, honor were HIGH...
...and where nuts, perverts, wackos and what IS the CORE CONSTITUENCY OF THE LEFT TODAY were STILL considered INSANE.
But I've long enough to see The Church, The Boy Scouts and God become "Public ENEMY #1" and to see Paganism, Sodomy and Marxism to be EN VOGUE.
I've lived long enough to see God, Prayer and The Bible OUTLAWED FROM Public Display, Expression and Celebration and to see Nude Sodomite "marches", Tree-Huggers fire-bomb auto dealerships, and the LESS THAN 1% of Atheists DICTATE to the MAJORITY what we CAN and can NOT say and do.
I've lived long enough to see Patriotism be scorned, mocked and spit-upon and then RE-defined into TREASON, and to see these Traitors elected to the HIGHEST OFFICES IN THE LAND, including President.
I've lived long enough to see America's Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, Constitution and Bill of Rights be ignored, rejected, mocked and TRAMPLED UPON, and then supplanted with FOREIGN LAW, LEFTIST JUDGE/COURT RULINGS AND SAUL ALINSKY'S RULES FOR RADICALS.
I've lived long enough to see America move from a Christian nation TO tolerance of Religion TO litigation and laws restricting/forbidding Religious Freedoms AND TO the OPEN MOCKERY OF Christianity, religion, church and faith.
Long enough to see Liberalism and Liberals undermine and take over Government and then INVADE the PRIVATE Sector and FREE Markets via ever more taxation and regualtion.
Yes...long enough to see America ONE vote of Congress away from going wholly Marxist.
And EVERY TIME I speak out about any of this...I could be the NEXT to be arrested, fined, have my church pad-locked and closed and go to prison.
Because I believe that the government that governs LEAST governs BEST.
Because I believe that the government that has the power to "give you ANYTHING" MUST FIRST have the power to TAKE EVERYTHING FROM YOU...and that THAT IS A BAD THING.
Because I believe that the $$$ I WORK HARD FOR IS MINE- NOT the 'gubmints'.
Because I believe that the right to own and carry a gun(s)- even conceal carry- IS a Constitutional RIGHT not just to hunt, but to protect me and mine from a TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT- EVEN MY OWN.
Because I STILL believe that The DoI, Constitution/BoR are STILL FINAL & SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND and that NO ONE is above the Law...NO ONE.
Because as a Biblical Christian and a Constitutional-Conservative I, and all the other millions and millions like me, pose a threat to The Marxist MoonBats who are Hell-Bent in "radically transforming America at a Foundational level"...
...and they're right. I DO OPPOSE any and all attempts to change America FROM a Constitutional Representative republic INTO a Socialist/Marxist 4th world Puppet of Russia, China, N. Korea, Cuba, Venezuela and the Islamo-Jihadists.
America DESERVES BETTER.
That's why I pray, work, toil, fight...so passionately...Americ'a "house" is ON FIRE, caught in a mud-slide and being swept toward a cliff. I'm trying to stop the fall.
Think THIS Through Very Slowly...
Think VERY hard about what this says:
United States Code
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 115 - TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES
(a) WHOEVER, when the United States is at war, WILLFULLY makes or conveys FALSE reports or FALSE statements with INTENT to INTERFERE with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies;
WHOEVER, when the United States is at war, WILLFULLY causes or ATTEMPTS to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of DUTY, in the military or naval forces of the United States,
WILLFULLY obstructs THE RECRUITING or enlistment service of the United States, TO THE INJURY of the service or the United States,
ATTEMPTS to do so - Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
(b) If two or more persons CONSPIRE to violate subsection (a) of this section and one or more such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be punished as provided in said subsection (a).
(c) Whoever harbors or conceals any person who he knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe or suspect, has committed, or is ABOUT TO commit, an offense under this section, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
(d) This section shall apply within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, and on the high seas, as well as within the United States.
1. Conveys FALSE REPORTS/STATEMENTS.
2. INTENDS to INTERFERE with operation and sucess of the Military.
3. PROMOTE the SUCESS of OUR ENEMY.
4. ATTEMPTS to CAUSE insubordianation, disloyalty, mutiny and refusal of duty.
5. OBSTRUCTS RECRUITMENT into the military.
6. CONPIRES to DO so.
7. ATTEMPTS to DO so.
- THAT is The Constitutinal LAW's Definition of Treason, Sedition and Subversive Activities!!! - NOW think about Code-Pink, Cindy "Pig-in-a-Ditch" Sheehan, The New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, NPR, and include Richard Durbin, Barney Frank, Nazi Pelousy, Hitlery Klinton, Komrade Kerry, Harry Reid, Chris Dodd, Barack HUSSIEN ObaMarxist and Joeie Obisden....think about ALL THEY'VE SAID, DONE AND HOW THEY'VE VOTED...and then compare THE LAW to their ACTIONS... - Now, tell me, what do you think about it all.
Windfall Tax on Retirement
Nancy Pelosi wants a Windfall Tax on Retirement Income. In other words tax what you have made by investing toward your retirement. This woman is a nut case! You aren't going to believe this.
Madam speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits (including Retirement fund, 401K and Mutual Funds! Alas, it is true - all to help the 12 Million Illegal Immigrants and other unemployed Minorities!
This woman is frightening.
She quotes...' We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income, (didn't Marx say something like this?), in our country and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest.' (I am not rich, are you?)
When asked how these new tax dollars would be spent, she replied: 'We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities.. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long way to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as 'Americans'..'
(Read that quote again and again and let it sink in.)
'Lower your retirement, give it to others who have not worked as you have for it'.
This lady is out of her mind and she is the speaker of the house!
This is Just One State
From the L. A. Times
1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.
2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.
10. In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County)
(All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States ' annual population growth (and over 90% of California , Florida , and New York) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens .
We are fools for letting this continue
If this doesn't open your eyes nothing will, and you wonder why Nancy Pelosi wants them to become voters!
God vs. Science
'Yes sir,' the student says.
'So you believe in God?'
'Is God good?'
'Sure! God's good.'
'Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?'
'Are you good or evil?'
'The Bible says I'm evil.'
The professor grins knowingly.. 'Aha! The Bible! He considers for a moment. 'Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?'
'Yes sir, I would.'
'So you're good...!'
'I wouldn't say that.'
'But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't.'
The student does not answer, so the professor continues. 'He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Can you answer that one?'
The student remains silent. 'No, you can't, can you?' the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax. 'Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?'
'Er..yes,' the student says.
'Is Satan good?'
The student doesn't hesitate on this one. 'No.'
'Then where does Satan come from?'
The student falters. 'From God'
'That's right. God made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?'
'Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?'
'So who created evil?' The professor continued, 'If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.'
Again, the student has no answer. 'Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?'
The student squirms on his feet. 'Yes.'
'So who created them?'
The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. 'Who created them?' There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. 'Tell me,' he continues onto another student. 'Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?'
The student's voice betrays him and cracks. 'Yes, professor, I do.'
The old man stops pacing. 'Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?'
'No sir.. I've never seen Him..'
'Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?'
'No, sir, I have not..'
'Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?'
'No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't.'
'Yet you still believe in him?'
'According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist... What do you say to that, son?'
'Nothing,' the student replies.. 'I only have my faith.'
'Yes, faith,' the professor repeats. 'And that is the problem science has with God.. There is no evidence, only faith.'
The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of His own. 'Professor, is there such thing as heat? '
'And is there such a thing as cold?'
'Yes, son, there's cold too.'
'No sir, there isn't.'
The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain. 'You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit down to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.'
Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.
'What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?'
'Yes,' the professor replies without hesitation.. 'What is night if it isn't darkness?'
'You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to define the word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?'
The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester. 'So what point are you making, young man?'
'Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.'
The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. 'Flawed? Can you explain how?'
'You are working on the premise of duality,' the student explains.. 'You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought.' 'It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.' 'Now tell me, professor..... Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?'
'If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do.'
'Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?'
The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed..
'Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?'
The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided. 'To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.' The student looks around the room. 'Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's brain?' The class breaks out into laughter. 'Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir.' 'So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?'
Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. 'I Guess you'll have to take them on faith.'
'Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,' the student continues. 'Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?' Now uncertain, the professor responds, 'Of course, there is. We see it Everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in The multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.'
To this the student replied, 'Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.'
The professor sat down.
PS: the student was Albert Einstein
How To WIN- even if the other side wont admit it!
Now, they may claim some other appellation, like, "Moderate", Centrist, Populist, "Maverick", Independent, Libertarian...but when I listened to their views, their arguments and asked them questions, well, it turns out that they are nothing but Libs who've gone deep undercover. Bogus alternative titles notwithstanding, they ARE LIBERALS.
I've decided to share some "Pointers-From-Uncle-Larry" with you all. These, hopefully, will help you to have some understanding of the "mind" of a Lib, HOW to debate one and WIN- even if they wont admit it, AND HOW to NOT get suckered into a lose-lose argument with a LOSER/LIBERAL.
First, let me set forth some "Conservative Maxims":
1. Be TRUE to WHAT is Right.
Don't get side-tracked into rabbit-chasing and majoring-on-minor details. Don't get into a battle over dueling personalities where they say their "quotes are better than your quotes".
2. It more important to KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT than to argue WHO is right.
Stick with facts, quotes, stats from reliable sources.
3. Don't argue "bias". EVERYONE and EVERY SOURCE has a bias. So DON'T argue that.
Again, stick to WHAT IS Right- the facts, details, science, research, quotes...stick with Facts.
4. Don't let a Leftist sucker into looking for a "neutral" source- THERE AINT ANY.
See "Maxim #3", every source will have a bias- some are more subtle than others- so don't fall for the "neutral site/source" trick. INSIST, RATHER, ON SEEKING AND FINDING WHAT IS RIGHT. Stick to FACTS.
Now, having said that let me lay out a current example of just how sources ARE BIASED AND NOT "neutral".
I'm not any kind of fan of the Rev. Pat Robertson, but when the current flak over the "Haitian pact with the Devil" came up 2-3 days ago my curiosity was piqued...I HAD to investigate.
So I frist did a Google search of "Haitian pact with the Devil"...WHOOOO-WEe! Boy, was The Left ever savaging Pat Robertson! Yikes! Several thousand articles- and growing- each calling him "stupid", "demented", "wacko"...and NOT once dealing with whether or not there WAS an ACTUAL pact made. Hmmm, how suspicously predictable of the M.arxist S.talinist M.edia (MSM). :
So I then did a Google search of "Dutty Boukman and the 1791 Haitian Slave Revolt"...WOW! It was like I was researching a completely DIFFERENT topic! I FOUND some 10,000 articles that told and supported the "Hatiian pact with the Devil" as ACCURATE HISTORY, i.e. IT HAPPENED. Here are some of the links that go into detail on the Haitian pact with the Devil:
Crikey! Even Wikipedia reccounted the same historical facts!!
So, how would I engage a Liberal on this subject?
ONE, I'd STAY AWAY FROM discussing Rev. Pat Roberson, "Maxim #2".
TWO, I'd reccount the plethora of Historical evidence that says It's so, "Maxim #1".
THREE, when they blather non-sensically about "That's a biased site...I want a neutral site"- that's when I'd drop "Maxim's #'s 3 & 4" on them. BOOM! goes the dynamite!
Now, they can, AND WILL ARGUE ANYWAY...that's when you stop, look at them and ask "What color is the sky where you live?!!" ...and then walk away!
YOU'VE WON! Oh, the LibNut will argue til he drops dead...but WHO CARES? Right is Right. You WON. Walk away whistling...