Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Seventeenth Amendment: Death blow to State's Rights

The Seventeenth Amendment allows the Democrats in the Senate To Jam The Health Care Bill Down The Throats of The States
BILOXI, Miss. - The nation’s governors, Democrats as well as Republicans, voiced deep concern yesterday about the shape of the healthcare bill emerging from Congress, fearing that the federal government is about to hand them expensive new Medicaid obligations without providing the money to pay for them. The Boston.Com.

The Seventeenth Amendment (Amendment XVII) to the United States Constitution was passed by the Senate on June 12, 1911, the House of Representatives on May 13, 1912, and ratified by the states on April 8, 1913. The amendment supersedes Article I, § 3, Clauses 1 and 2 of the Constitution,... Wikipedia.

The Seventeenth Amendment ratification was a deadly blow to States’ Rights, and Federalism. Article 1 of the Constitution originally stated that, “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.” In their wisdom, the founders of the Constitution in order to preserve the sovereignty of the several states, gave each state senator, selected by the legislatures of said states, one vote. Senators voting against the interests of their states could be recalled and replaced.

The Seventeenth Amendment changed that, giving the vote to the people, who were already represented by the House of Representatives. The amendment was passed by the senate June 12, 1911, and by the House of Representatives May 13, 1912. It was ratified by the states on April 8, 1913. The amendment supersedes Article I, & 3, Clauses 1 and 2 of the Constitution, transferring Senator selection from each state's legislature to popular election by the people of each state. This was a subterfuge sneaked into the constitution by progressives who were stymied by the senators previously voting for the interests of their respective states.

Now, to bring this all to the present in the Senate. If the original provision for selecting senators was still in effect, the states could have immediate input and influence in the health care bill, or could kill it completely. They could recall and replace senators who are pushing laws, which are not supported by the states.

In the primaries and general election in November 2010, we must select senators and members of the House of Representives who will repeal the Seventeenth Amendment, and vote for term limits. These two provisions alone will eliminate the senatorial dynasties which have done nothing but to serve the special interests, which contribute to those senators favoring them in earmarks and passing pork barrel legislation.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Progressive Goal for America


It takes time for one to really understand the import of the proposed health bill in the senate. But, after reading parts of the bill and listened to, or read from articles, of those who have read different portions, and analyzed them, one comes to some startling conclusions. It has taken me awhile to realize that some who have been on talk radio, or on FOX news, and other media who have revealed the intentions of those behind the bill, are telling the truth in warning us about the dire ramifications of the bill. The goal of those now in power fully intend to turn our democratic republic into a socialist state.

It is not about health care. It does nothing about health care. It will still leave millions uninsured. What is will do is to expand government that will eventually control all aspects of our lives. The so-called global warming hoax is a part of the present government’s design to tax and control all use of energy, the foundation of all production, which will put all manufacturing, shipping, and final end use of all products we need and want totally under government control.

Those now in power must know by this time from polls and the wishes of the electorate, that their chances of re-election are in doubt. But, as universal health care is a religion of the left, and only care about getting the health bill passed, because once passed, it will be here to stay. Will conservatives, who may be elected to replace the socialists in our congress be able to repeal the bill, and other laws that will be passed to pay for the provisions of the bill? Experts think this will not be possible. We must remember that millions will be the beneficiaries of the ‘sharing of the wealth’ from the rich to the poor, represented by ACORN, pro-abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood, NARAL, etc. People by the millions may riot if their entitlements are taken away.

Make no mistake about how all of this may involve you. You will be taxed, whether rich or poor. Eventually, taxes will have to be raised on the middle class as well as the rich. Value added taxes will be assessed on every item or grown or manufactured; services will be taxed. The inflation that will result in the Fed printing money will be an added invisible tax on everyone buying or using any goods or services. If they impose wage and price controls, serious shortages will result, especially on perishables such as food and motor fuels. Instruments may be attached to your cars limiting how many miles you may be able to drive.

State legislatures are beginning to realize the danger to their states that will come from the health bill and other federal legislation, and are preparing for it. At least 35 states have introduced legislation this year asserting their sovereign power, guranteed under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Tenth Amendment reads as follows: “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. Some have passed laws stating that firearms and ammunition manufactured, shipped, and used in their states will not be subject to federal law. This will no doubt be challenged in federal courts. Some states may then resort to seceding from the union. This will then result in further court action and maybe military intervention. And it may very well come to that. then the military will have to make some decisions whether to obey the constitution, or to obey unconstitutional orders given to them.

This bill is a total fraud. We have been lied to so much, we can not take any promises to heart. It is designed to take money from you and give it to someone else. The solution of necessity must lie in the immediate future. The health bill must NOT be passed! That is the bottom line. We must all take action where we can.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The intent of the Second Amendment Was to Guarantee States Rights through militias and the right of the citizens to own and bear weapons

Arguments that float around today about whether or not the Second Amendment applies to the states, is smoke and mirrors, thrown out by those that oppose the rights of citizens to own, carry, or bear arms. All arguments against the Second Amendment is based on either a deliberate attack on it, or a misunderstanding of the intention of the Bill of Rights founders.

The federal government was created by the several states extant at the time of the creation of the constitution. However, the states were well aware of how dangerous and abusive a government can be from their experience with the English government that was over them until the Declaration of Independence.

The states envision themselves as sovereign states and they created the federal government for several reasons: To enable commerce to be carried on among the states by establishing a mail system, to raise an army in case of threats by other nations, and to make treaties with other countries. The representatives of the states in forming the constitution developed the Bill of Rights to ensure their sovereignty by the central government and to provide a safety net against abuses by the new federal government against the states. Therefore, all of the amendments of the Bill of Rights are automatically “incorporated” to the states.

The form of the Second Amendment sent to the states for ratification is as follows: “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The first clause, is prefatory, explaining the reason for the amendment. A militia was necessary to ensure that each state was to retain their rights to be able to defend itself from federal abuses, or from other states. The second clause explains who were to make up the militia and that possessing arms by the people should not be infringed. This would indicate the people keeping their own arms, not government issue, members or non-members of the state’s militia.

We need to look at the statements of the founders to know the intent of the Second Amendment. Quote from Tench Coxe, a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress: “The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American ... the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

Statements of Thomas Jefferson: “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms..disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one." - Thomas Jefferson quoting Cesare Beccaria, Criminologist in 1764. Source.

"No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms (within his own lands or tenements)." --Thomas Jefferson: Draft Virginia Constitution (with his note added), 1776. Papers 1:353 Source.

Does any doubt remain that the Second Amendment was to guarantee states rights, and their right to their own militias and the right of their citizens to own and bear personal weapons? We don’t need to ‘incorporate the Second Amendment into the ‘Fourteenth, it is there.’ It is already a right for every American Citizen, regardless of which state he resides.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist

Monday, November 30, 2009
By Rowan Scarborough

Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told

The three, all members of the Navy's elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment — called a captain's mast — and have requested a trial by court-martial. Read story here.

Blogger Commentary
This is a travesty. Our government, which I now believe is operating contrary to the original intent of the constitution, is punishing our seals on the word of a terrorist, who claimed the three seals gave him a bloody lip.

I have read many blogs whose authors say they would have given him more than a bloody lip. Please contact your senators and representatives to demand that the army drop all charges against these brave men: Click HERE.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Major States' rights violation developing in Montana

December 5, 11:09 AM Lake County Independent Examiner Robert Rule

If you are not familiar with States' rights you had better get educated. The people of Montana are notorious for being free (reference to the Montana Freemen). The Freemen snared the federal government in their own trap and paid dearly for it. Now the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has written letters to gun dealers in Montana “to let them know the BATFE will be disregarding the state sovereignty law.

The Montana law like in other states was written to stop the power of the federal government bureaucracy that uses the interstate commerce laws to regulate fire arms. In Montana the law clearly states that any firearm produced in Montana now will be sold exclusively in Montana which excludes it from interstate commerce. Read entire article here.

Blogger Comment:
Many states have now passed similar resolutions. The solution is for these same states to do as the Second Amendment states, "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" [emphasis mine]. The militia was never, as gun-control politicians contend, the National Guard, which was not created until after the war between the states.

These states should 'regulate' the training and to develop the proficiency of all of their citizens who wish to participate in their state militias. Both the North and the South sent their 'militias' into the battle in the Civil War.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

President Obama's Speech on the Economy: More of the Same!


Over the past few minutes, I have been listening to President Obama's speech on clean energy and the economy. It is very disappointing to hear the president talk about improving the economy, when it is obvious he and his advisers have no clue about Adam Smith economics, that it is the market that produces, not government. The government has never, and can not now, and never will create employment, except in government civil service. And that creates work, but not work that produces a product or a service that can put others back to work. It only adds to the cost of government that has to be supported by taxpayers.

His administration has caused most of the current economic disasters, and he has the gall to continue to blame Bush. Now he wants to use some of the tarp balance to finance lending for small business. This is going back on the promise to send unspent money back to the treasury. And if past monies spent by the government that has been sent to control financial institutions, auto manufacturing, and other special interests tell us something, do we have any assurance that further spending will help? The one bright spot was the intent to eliminate capital gains for small business for a certain period of time.

At first, I was willing to give the new administration a chance to make good on its promises. But having seen what the Democratic Cabal in controlling both houses of congress, and having a president that will rubber stamp their spending programs, I know now that we are in deep doo doo.

We are now assured we will have higher taxes, higher utility bills, gasoline increasing in price, food prices rising and some becoming scarce, with high unemployment remaining accompanied by inflation. This cabal must be sent home next November if we have any chance to survive our progressive government. If November 2010 goes by and we do not correct the situation, it will take decades to recover, if ever.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Bill Turner , The Patriotic Resistance
Published 11/25/2009 - 11:16 a.m. CST

We hold these truths to be self evident, that when a free and just people are enslaved by the governments national spending, their freedoms are stripped by Un-Constitutional legislation, and a self admission that Congress has no intention of following the Constitution, then the people have no choice but to remove from service, those that have failed them, both in violation of their oath of office and by not representing the expressed desires of the American people. Congress has intentionally elected to not serve the American people, not serve the Constitution, thus, having made that decision, they are no longer eligible to serve, and are expressly guilty of having committed fraud upon the taxpayer. As a free and sovereign citizen of these united States of America, I hereby demand that Congress be dismissed and elections held within 90 days, to replace these thieves in the night, and upon return to their states of origin, they be placed under arrest for the crimes they have committed against the people of these united States of America. Failure to step aside will not stop elections, nor halt the filling of your position with a new Congress person, it will only hasten your arrest, this time for criminal trespass upon the property of We the People of these united States of America. Read Article in the Cypress Times.