Tag Archives: constitutional law

Thank you, Houston

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

Recently the town council of Houston added its name to a long list of constitutional bullies. It recently attempted to infringe upon its citizens 1st Amendment rights by conducting a witch hunt against Houston’s churches in an attempt to find something that will justify removing their tax exempt status. But its actions may have proven that the proverbial last straw does actually exist when it comes to assaults against our rights to worship freely. Not only have Houston’s churches refused to submit to politically correct bullies; they have done what churches around the country should have been doing since 1954. When Lyndon B. Johnson subversively attached the Johnson Amendment to a piece of IRS legislation and silenced the political voice of the churches, the churches remained silent. But not this time. This time Houston may have gone too far and forced the churches to finally take a stand. And for that, we thank you, Houston!

Us v. them. Problem: us

Constitution Day meme. Can Liberty Amendments serve that purpose?

In a world with an “us versus them” mentality, it’s always “them” that are the problem… right? We’re never the cause of our own troubles, that would be unthinkable. It’s always the other guy who fouls everything up. We’re innocent. If only the whole world were left to us, it would be a utopian paradise.

Whom to blame?

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

Over the past 5 years this country has endured some of the most outrageous, incompetent, racially divisive, unbelievably stupid and downright incomprehensible actions that even the most cynical among us could ever have imagined.

Satan’s 1st Amendment twist

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

Our Founders’ experience with a government that had exceeded its logical, moral, and spiritual authority greatly influenced the Constitution they would eventually design. In our Declaration of Independence they expressed their reasons for declaring their independence from tyranny along with their belief that government’s primary role was to protect our God-given rights. Our Constitution and form of government was based on those basic beliefs about what government should be and how it should be limited in order to protect our God-given right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Immediately after ratification of the Constitution, our Founders agreed that they needed to amend the Constitution in order to protect our rights as citizens in addition to limiting government. And so the first 10 Amendments that are referred to as our Bill of Rights were born. The name The Bill of Rights appropriately became the reference for these first 10 amendments because that’s what they were: amendments to protect our rights as distinguished from the Constitution that was designed to limit government.

Lawbreaking lawmakers

The Second Amendment is the reset button on the Constitution

The growth of tyranny in the massive bureaucracy of the Federal government has awakened too few and seems to have even fewer concerned.  But some are. They are not only willing to do something about it, they are organized and on the move.

Permission to obey God?

Bradlee Dean takes on Rachel Maddow and MSNBC--now in c ourt.

 

Serious religion, under its various denominations (Lutherans, Baptists, Wesleyans, Catholics etc … ) is not only tolerated, but respected and practiced. Atheism is unknown. …

Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes the press will describe us as monitoring hate crimes and so on. … I want to say plainly that our aim in life is to destroy these groups, to completely destroy them.

Mark Potok, director of intelligence at the Southern Poverty Law Center

I know that the atheists, communists and revisionists are working overtime trying to convince you that your forefathers were just like them, but let me tell you friends, nothing could be further from the truth!

Why Obama needs protection

Obama addresses the uniformed division of the Secret Service in front of the South Portico of the White House. Photo courtesy Pete Souza/The White House

One would think with all of the admiration Barack Hussein Obama has from the American people (so the state-run media would have you believe) the least thing he would need would be more protection from the people he is reportedly serving. Yet, it was recently reported that he is building a wall around the White House at taxpayer expense to insulate himself from them.

Who’s in control?

Constitution Day meme. Can Liberty Amendments serve that purpose?

In spite of America’s greatness, many people today feel less free and don’t believe elected officials represent them. The federal government seems like a foreign country, filled with pompous officials. State-by-state heterogeneity makes the United States unique and complex. That’s a good thing. Many believe our states are America’s most important legacy. But what are the odds one federal law will be best for people in the Northwest and Southeast? Priorities vary from region to region. Our country has grown too large and distinct for one set of policies. The federal government fails because it has gotten so big and centralized its members cannot adequately represent people who elect them.

Zoning Regulations: Extortion

A sample zoning proposal

This is a story of lies, political corruption and arrogance that led to the extortion of a respected small business owner and effected an entire community. The names have been altered to prevent further harassment by town officials.

21st Century Racketeers

The Constitution assumed local control of most government functions, not the current centralized system.

Back in the days of Al Capone, racketeers could usually be found in Speakeasies or clandestinely taking numbers on dimly lit street corners. Today’s racketeers can be more difficult to identify since they don’t carry Tommy guns in violin cases or go by the names of Scarface or Pretty Boy Floyd anymore. As times changed, so did their mode of operation. The racketeers of the 21st century may be charming but they are every bit as nefarious as their 20th century counterparts.