Tag Archives: constitutional law

Police state USA?

A Nashville Sheriff's Police Bearcat. Sign of a police state?

Is America turning into a police state? Is someone deliberately turning America into that? Several disturbing signs, each explainable by itself, form a chilling pattern. And the pattern might reach deeper in history than one administration.

IRS scandal: par for the course

Logo of the Internal Revenue Service, the federal income tax authority

The latest hearings on the IRS scandal in the House of Representatives prove one thing above all. It is not that the Obama administration is the least transparent presidential administration in the history of the United States. We knew that already. Instead, it is that the American people lost their Republic the day three-fourths of the several States ratified the 16th Amendment, and Congress ordained and established the Internal Revenue Service.

Reciprocity and extradition

Flag of Mexico. Symbol of the Obama alien invasion?

In his recent talks with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieta, the man now occupying our White House failed to discuss the return of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. Sgt. Tahmooressi mistakenly entered Mexico with firearms that were registered in the USA. When he voluntarily informed the Mexican border control that he made a mistake by entering their country and had firearms on him, he was thrown in jail, where he was beaten and served dinners consisting of bread and sugar water.

Blue Thunder: next project?

Blue Thunder mock-up at Disney-MGM Studios, 1999. Did the 1983 film presage a police state?

Blue Thunder. Directed by John Badham. With Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, and Malcolm MacDowell. Columbia Pictures, 1983. (For publicly available details, see here.)

God – Libertarian?

The Ten Commandments: antidote to communist ideology

I have recently been promoting a D.C. rally supporting traditional marriage. It raised several good questions from someone I love dearly. My answers may have seemed conflicted – or worse, hypocritical – but they were not. I believe everyone has a right to live their lives as they see fit. I also believe that no one has the right to impose their beliefs upon me, the church, or any other person or entity. To complicate matters more, I believe there is a right and there is a wrong way to live. These points of view can be hard to reconcile for many but not if processed through a biblical worldview.

Shadow on the Land – for real

Shadow on the Land title frame

Shadow on the Land: produced by Matthew Rapf; created by Sidney Sheldon; written by Nedrick Young; directed by Richard C. Sarafian. With Marc Strange, Jackie Cooper, John Forsythe, Gene Hackman, Carol Lynley, Janice Rule, and Mike Margotta. Screen Gems, 1967.

Bearcats and cops: connected

A Nashville Sheriff's Police Bearcat. Sign of a police state?

Disturbing information has surfaced regarding MRAP and BearCat military vehicles being used to patrol the streets of our local communities – some with populations under 7,000. The MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles) were designed to survive improvised explosive device attacks and ambushes. The BearCats (Ballistic Engineered Armoured Response Counter Attack Trucks, a product of the Lenco corporation) are a subset of MRAPs. They have seen service in special weapons and tactics (SWAT) squads, homeland security, counter-terrorism, force protection, and military policing missions. Willing police departments and sheriffs’ offices have enjoyed their new free toys without giving a thought to any strings that may be attached in the future but the protesting citizens (now labeled as “domestic terrorists” in Concord, NH) view these vehicles as highly objectionable and intimidating.

Through the Looking-Glass

Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass – and What Alice Found There, bears an uncanny resemblance to life in America today where up is down and down is up.

King Obama?

The Obama rainbow flag, a classic false front for American youth

Does Barack Obama hope to make himself King Obama? At a recent international meeting, Barack Obama took pains to deny this. When one has to take such pains to deny an unpleasant thing, any observer must suspect this thing is true after all. Nowhere is this truer than in the case of Barack Obama, de facto President of the United States.

Imperial lame duck

Obama, hypocrite in chief at the National Prayer Breakfast

Elected representatives in America have often been labeled “lame ducks” when their term is in its final stages. This label implies that their ability to accomplish anything is hindered by the limited time they have left in office. Historically, that has been the case – especially for presidents in their second term. That is not the case for the man now occupying the White House in 2014.