Category Archives: Constitution

Uniform: Article 1 Section 8

Obamacare brought two circuits to a crossroads of the Constitution
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The United States Constitution was written by men with a keen understanding of the darker side of human nature. They had lived through a time when government over-stepped its bounds and crossed the line from being fair and just to being tyrannical and elitists. This understanding and the failures of the Articles of Confederation guided them in writing a foundational document that has lasted through the centuries – our U.S. Constitution. As a result, many little gems can be found in this document that are often over-looked or misunderstood. The word uniform is such a gem. It appears in Article 1, Section 8, ¶1 of our Constitution, in the section that specifies the enumerated powers of government.

Enemy of the state

The Declaration of Independence sets forth the relationship between government and people.
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Labels can be tricky. Often they elicit different reactions from different people who interpret them differently. The Latin term, used by the first Latinos – the Romans – to officially condemn an enemy of the state was “proscription.” (Literally this meant “writing ahead of time” the penalty, usually death and total property forfeiture, the person would suffer.) The Romans also coined the term hostis publicus that translates as “public enemy” or “enemy of the people.” The distinction between enemy of the state and enemy of the people is that the former is a national offense to be interpreted as an act of war and the latter is an offense against society as a whole. The Roman Senate used these terms as the basis of their Resolution to remove Nero from office declaring him to be an enemy of the state and therefore guilty of acts of war.

Passwords, please?

The government wants your password so it can bypass this dialog.
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You can’t make this up. Now the government is demanding your password. Passwords for e-mail, on-line backup, social networking, you name it, the government might want it. If anyone had sent in a treatment of such a concept to producer Rod Serling, during his Twilight Zone days, that might have been too far out even for him. The problem: this isn’t in a treatment. So don’t look for any “story by” line to flash up before your eyes. This is for real.

Third Option: how to implement it

TEA Party to GOP establishment: enough already.
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In Parts I and II of this series on the Third Option (available here and here), we discussed the deterioration of not just America’s economy, but along with it, our culture, education and work ethic.  We delineated several long lists of treasonous actions and apathetic responses which have been trending towards what will eventually lead to the end of American freedoms or, God forbid, some level of armed revolution or civil war.

IRS scandal: employees speak

Logo of the Internal Revenue Service, the federal income tax authority
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Two key employees at the IRS spoke today to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. They confirmed what the Committee hinted at yesterday. The Office of the Chief Counsel if the IRS had a hand in the IRS scandal. Those in that office did not merely receive information from the Cincinnati Office on Tea Party, Patriot, and other groups. They asked for it.

Zimmerman case: now we know why

George Zimmerman as he appeared that night
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Last Saturday evening (July 13), a jury acquitted George Zimmerman of second-degree murder, and of the lesser-included charge of manslaughter. That’s not enough for the federal government. They might try to prosecute Zimmerman all over again, for “murder with a racial animus.” Believe it or not, that is still a federal offense. (When is the last time the federal government prosecuted a black person for killing a white person? Answer: that hasn’t happened yet.)

Obamacare: one petition could end it

Obamacare brought two circuits to a crossroads of the Constitution
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What prompted me to write this article is the continual moaning over Obamacare. Listening to talk radio, the topic of the day was the “Death Panels”. Yes, there is a death panel that not even Congress has the authority override in the current legislation. It’s time for a wake-up call!

Third option: a new United States

TEA Party to GOP establishment: enough already.
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In Part I of this series (Read it here) we discussed many of the unconstitutional activities being imposed on America by the Obama Administration with the apparent complicity of the Republican establishment, both nationally and locally. Part I was published on May 3, 2013, before the latest scandals relating to government surveillance, the IRS and the Amnesty Bill.

Third Amendment applies to police?

Obamacare brought two circuits to a crossroads of the Constitution
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Does the Third Amendment to the US Constitution apply to the police? Two outraged homeowners in Henderson, Nev. now say so. Their case turns on whether police and military forces are different – or have now become the same.

Obamacare delay: Why not repeal?

What difference does it make to Obama?
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Two days ago, the Barack Obama administration decided to delay the new “Business Mandate” part of Obamacare. But Obama has no authority to do this. And Congress could best serve the people by repealing this law outright.