The Zimmerman Case


I don’t often write opinions about court cases, preferring for the Scales of Justice to balance themselves out.  But this case is different.  This case was tried in the media long before it ever made it to the courtroom.

I’ll not go into the particulars other than the following:

George Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch coordinator in the gated community in which he resided.  He noticed Trayvon Martin while running an errand, called the police department to report a suspicious character in the neighborhood.  Martin and  his father were visiting his father’s fiancée and her son at her townhome in the gated community, but his actions (“just walking around looking about” in the rain and “This guy looks like he is up to no good or he is on drugs or something.”) warranted attention by Zimmerman.  After Zimmerman ended his call with police, a violent encounter took place between Martin and Zimmerman, which ended when Zimmerman fatally shot Martin.

The media immediately jumps all over this incident, where Zimmerman was initially identified as being white, then Hispanic, and calling this a racially motivated stalking and killing.  Additionally, pictures of Martin when he was 12-years old were circulated instead of the 18-year old tough that Martin actually was.  Last, Zimmerman’s phone calls to the police were edited by the media to portray Zimmerman as stalking Martin.

Let me stop here for a moment – if Zimmerman was tried solely on the above portrayal by the media and various people, he would have been immediately tried, convicted, and hung from the nearest palm tree as a murderer of an innocent child. 

I find it absolutely disgusting that the media has picked out this one incident to blow completely out of proportion.  Obviously, the tactic here was to show that there is some racial hatred still existing within the country, otherwise why was Zimmerman first identified as Caucasian?  It doesn’t matter that the makeup of the gated community was multi-ethnic, but the media is a monster that demands to be fed to meet its quota of news and satisfy its self-appointed mandate of social justice. What followed was as predictable as possible.

Protests, walkouts, rallies, and the usual suspects (Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and even President Obama) weighed in on the matter, and demanded Zimmerman to be arrested and charged with murder.  Political pressure increased, and the prosecutor (who was up for re-election at the time) filed charges of second-degree murder 45-days after the shooting of Martin by Zimmerman was ruled self-defense.  As such, the case against Zimmerman is very, very weak.  And this past week has shown exactly how much trouble the prosecution is in pursuing a politically motivated charge.

The testimony of witnesses this past week, and subsequent information show (at least to me) that Zimmerman most likely acted in self-defense from an attack from Martin.  He followed Martin because of his behavior, and most likely did not identify Martin as someone who lived within the gated community.  And by the way, a more recent picture of Martin has showed up, showing him to be a large teenager, and not an innocent 12-year old.

And I now hear from a friend that the Twitter-verse is alive with calls for riots should Zimmerman be acquitted.

And folks, this is sad.  Why cannot the same passions, the same energy be put into resolving the black on black violence in our cities?  Chicago, Detroit, and Washington DC all have horrendous murder rates of black on black violence, and most of those are drug related.  I think I know why…

I wrote the following in 2006 in a post called “Equal Diversity”:

Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrikan, and Al Sharpton all lament that their people are being mistreated, held back, discriminated against, and otherwise separated from their proper place in society. They constantly point to the “white oppressors” in government and business who stop at nothing to hold the minority back. Of course, they then pass the plate for funds to change the attitudes of business and change the laws to favor their people.

Their speech inflames and divides people along racial lines. How can anyone accept diversity with such hateful speech from the proponents of diversity? Unless, of course, they like to stir up the masses to line their own pockets…

Stop the politicking and fundraisers, and turn your attention to changing the attitudes of the people you claim to represent. Aid them in finding solutions instead of assigning blame. Support getting the able-bodied off of Welfare, and find jobs, educational opportunities, and other positions that will improve their standard of living. Recognize the rapper/drug culture for what it is, a self-destructive blight upon your people, and kill it. Instill in these same people self-respect and self-control, the understanding of tolerance, and the fruits of social change will be forthcoming. You, the self-appointed leaders of your race/community must first demonstrate leadership before any positive changes can even be expected to occur.

Government sponsored quotas & regulations will not change people’s attitudes toward diversity. All these will do is promote division, dissention, and resentment. I have noticed in recent years an increase of these attitudes. This is NOT what Martin Luther King had in mind.

His vision looked for the Negro people to stand side by side with the White people as equals, and to get there by self-sufficiency, not by a government mandate. He wanted his people to rise up to their potential, to stand on their own two feet, not by some law or subsidy. Patronage of the Negro was not his vision, but to join the human race as equals to any other ethnic group, to enjoy the fruits of hard labor through equal opportunity, and not through quotas. It is truly a travesty that his own people have hindered this vision instead of completing it.

Now I realize that I’m a white guy, and part of the “problem” and of the “establishment”.  But if I’m wrong in the above statements, then kindly tell me why.

Whether or not Zimmerman is found innocent of the charges or not, his life is ruined, and he will have a target on his back placed there by the media for the rest of his life.  And that is yet another tragedy.

I am an American…………….


We have all been trying to figure out, *most Americans anyway* as to why America is in the decline it is in.

The story has been told about assimilating to be American, instead of being part of this country but retaining your original country’s origins. There is where the problem lies mostly. Here is a great post from a friend of mine who writes the blog Political Pistachio and is also an AM, FM and Blog Talk radio talk show host in California. This one is a must read:

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Last Night, as the sandwich shop employee assembled my foot-long oven roasted masterpiece, and my wife’s cold cut combo, I got to talking to the gentleman in line behind me. He made reference, after quipping we are losing our rights and freedoms, that a red star is on California’s flag for a reason. I understood the communist reference, chuckled, and then the man said that it could be worse. He’s originally from New York, and at least here he’s not limited to the size of soda he can buy.

He said that when he was a kid, he should have seen this coming. One of his elementary teachers asked that in the class for all Americans to stand up. He said he was the only one who climbed to his feet. The children in that class, even though born in the United States, considered themselves to be more associated with the nation of their ancestors, than the nation of their birth.

A few weeks ago a member of my Constitution Class asked me what the Founding Fathers would think of dual citizenship. She figured they wouldn’t be hip with the concept of sharing one’s allegiance with another country, in addition to their loyalties to the United States. She was right. The plan of the deconstructionists, and the work of over a hundred years of socialist infiltration and indoctrination, has finally brought America to a point that the leaders of the Soviet Union often spoke about. We would someday cease to be America, and we would do it to ourselves.

During the American Revolution only a third of the young country’s population supported the fight for independence. Another third of the country was indifferent, willing to live under whatever rule emerged victorious from the hostilities. The final third were “loyalists.” These Tories were loyal to The Crown, considering themselves to be British Subjects. They saw the revolutionary effort to break away from Britain as being treasonous. These were the people that sabotaged the American war effort, and did what they could to discourage the effort towards independence.

After the American Revolution ended, most of the Tories headed for Great Britain. Some remained behind. The British did not recognize the United States as being a sovereign country, and believed that the petulant colonies would come crawling back to the King, asking for forgiveness, in due time. After all, believed the British, and their loyal subjects in America, self-governance is a losing proposition, and in the long run would fail, and the hungry colonists would come crawling back to the British Empire.

The Tories that remained behind in the young United States tried to infiltrate the system, sabotage local politics, and convince the wayward Americans to return to the Mother Country.

The Founding Fathers, in turn, demanded full allegiance to America. For example, the definition of Natural Born Citizen required that both parents of the American in question had to be American citizens at the time of the birth of the subject in order for him to be considered natural born. This would avoid people with divided loyalties from taking the presidency.

Assimilation was a key to becoming an American. Immigrants were always welcomed, but under the condition that they properly navigated the processes of coming to America, and that they become fully American, and shed their loyalties to the country of their birth.

George Washington, in a letter to John Adams, stated that immigrants should be absorbed into American life so that “by an intermixture with our people, they, or their descendants, get assimilated to our customs, measures, laws: in a word soon become one people.”

In a 1790 speech to Congress on the naturalization of immigrants, James Madison stated that America should welcome the immigrant who could assimilate, but exclude the immigrant who could not readily “incorporate himself into our society.”

Alexander Hamilton wrote in 1802: “The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice; and on that love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education and family.”

I am an American, through and through – and so is my wife. She was born in Mexico, and naturalized in 2007. If you ask her she does not say that she is Mexican, or Mexican-American. She will tell you straight to your face, “I am an American.”

— Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Assimilation and the Founding Fathers – Patriot Post
Posted by Douglas V. Gibbs at 3:00 AM

Impressed? Yeah. This one hit it right on the money. If the founding fathers had not pushed for complete allegiance to this country, we would have never become great, and we may not have even succeeded. I have said for a long time that the way to go is, make English our national language, and stop coddling to other cultures.

We are Americans. And there is nothing arrogant about that. We have to assimilate to America, or it will cease to exist!

If you want to come here and live…..study our constitution, live the bill of rights. Learn what it means to be American…if it is still where you want to be, then go through the process of becoming an American.

Not an African-American.

Not an Egyption-American.

Not a German-American……but an AMERICAN.

That is the only way this country is going to survive. Cause if we do that, then we will stop voting for people who want to destroy her and we will stop trying to make America the bad guy and we will then start being proud to be AMERICAN! PERIOD!

Thanks Doug, for such a wonderfully truthful post….that needs to be read by everyone.

God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
God Bless our Patriots

-Robert-

Our Hope now lies with the House….


I guess that Thursday was the day. Immigration reform, a bill that didn’t need to be brought into the light of day, was passed by the Senate, and among every one of the democrats who voted for this stupidity, there were also 14 republicans who voted for it, and they included one who I expected much better from, Marco Rubio.

I guess we here on the right have lost him to the same crap that takes the politicians in Washington and makes them liberals.

The list of the 14 republicans who voted for this stupidity were,
Marco Rubio of Florida,
Lamar Alexander of Tennessee,
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, (Sarah Palin is ashamed)
Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire,
Jeffrey Chiesa of New Jersey,
Susan Collins of Maine,
Bob Corker of Tennessee,
Jeff Flake of Arizona,
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and
John McCain of Arizona,
Orrin Hatch of Utah,
John Hoeven of North Dakota,
and Mark Kirk of Illinois.

Now, don’t these traitors make you proud? Here is what they voted to give us.
Did you know that the amendment they voted on would give us these. Illegals living in the country would be given legal status while the border plan was being implemented.
Did you know that this amendment would allow immigrants to break the law in regards to their visa and still be eligible for citizenship!?

Did you know that in the Corker-Hoeven Amendment it even has taxpayer-funded cars, motorcycles scooters for the youth?

Did you know, that there are provisions in this bill that they just passed in the senate, that rewards employers for firing American citizens and hiring in their place, amnestied immigrants?

All I can say folks, is our hope now lies in the House. Right now it will be a cold day in hell when they vote for this. But, we have to realize that the left and the president, and probably the 14 turncoats who voted for this are going to work overtime, to change the voting of the House. Mark my words.

We HAVE TO LET them know that they better not vote for this stupidity. Because there is already a law in place that will do the same thing. It was passed in 1986. Check it out if you don’t believe me.

Now another thing, there were provisions in this bill that would have made it work. But, they were voted out, so they are now, not part of the bill that was voted on and passed in the senate Thursday. Telling us one thing. The government does not want to solve the immigration problem and close our borders. PERIOD.

To end this post, here is the list of the democrats that voted NO on this…………….
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……………….. uh….sorry…there are none. So much for bipartisanship from the side that is always calling for it.

God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
God Bless us to have more common sense

-Robert-

This ISN’T the Way it’s Supposed to be.


Everyone has heard the term “federal lands” and most of us still hear that term all the time from the government in Washington. Here is the problem with this folks. If it is done the way it is supposed to be done, the states can take the lands back because the land is not federal. It belongs to the states.

We have all been lied to by the federal government when they tell us that the land is theirs and it’s in the Constitution. And it is time that the states and the people start saying, it’s in the Constitution? No it’s not. Hand them a copy of the Constitution and tell them, show me where? It’s only about 30 pages. If it’s there you can find it.

Whose responsible for the conduct of the executive branch?

The President

That’s who. And since the president we now have doesn’t know anything going on in his administration, we have to believe that he is totally unfit for the job, or he knows but won’t tell the truth. I really think that it’s both of them myself. But the scandals of the Obamanation just keep coming don’t they?
And this ISN’T THE WAY it’s supposed to be.

I was surfing the web this morning and found the latest scandal that has hit, and it is in a video from Judge Jeanine Pirro. You know that dark-haired judge who tells it like it is? Here is what she said about the latest scandal. IRS pays bonus’ to employees!

Now it is off of FoxNews so I had to find it on YouTube so you could see it…but it is well worth the time watching. Have fun my friends hearing the truth of the ObamaNation.

God Bless America
God Bless our troops
God Bless us to have more common sense

-Robert-

Semi-Random Thoughts


There’s been a lot going on this past week that has caught my attention.  Here’s just a few:


A couple of posts ago, I outlined my reasons to distrust the Government.  Townhall’s  John Hawkins has listed 20 reasons why he detests the government.  The link is here, and it’s a good read. 

I’ve written about most if not all of his points, but this is the first time they have all been lumped together.


The costs and consequences of ObamaCare are starting to show that this isn’t going to be the affordable vehicle for health insurance.  For instance:

  • Why are members of Congress and their staffs looking to bail out of the mandated coverage?  Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that forces aides and lawmakers onto ObamaCare exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.  Welcome to the hell that you forced onto the rest of us.
  • ObamaCare requires businesses with 50 or more employees to offer “affordable” insurance to anyone working 30 or more hours per week—which must cost no more than 9.5 percent of the worker’s household income.  Note that the 9.5 percent threshold applies only to the price of the individual worker’s insurance. Insuring children or other dependents could raise the cost far beyond 9.5 percent.  So much for “affordable”.
  • To qualify for coverage by the employer under ObamaCare, a person must work 30 or more hours a week.  Companies are reducing employee hours to under 30, thus depriving the employees of both income and employee-sponsored coverage. Coverage now falls to the employee, whose funds are even more limited.
  • Many groups, including Unions, which supported ObamaCare, are now applying for exceptions to exclude themselves from ObamaCare.  Why?  Because their members will pay more money for less coverage.  Welcome to reality.
  • The bureaucrats becoming involved in medical decisions showed up with the case of 10-year old Sarah Murnaghan needing a lung transplant.  While Sarah received the transplant, the entire episode shows that the politicization of the medical process will increase, and things will get worse.  I can see where “death panels” won’t be far behind.

There’s more, but you get the idea that this legislation is garbage.


The George Zimmerman trial is beginning this week after several weeks of pre-trial hearings and manipulations.  The unethical trial by the media has already happened, finding Zimmerman guilty of protecting his neighborhood and himself.  We’ll see if the criminal trial system does the same and ends this insanity by letting this person get back to what is left of his shattered life.


The next chapter in the NSA eavesdropping scandal has taken a nasty turn.  Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong, and is reportedly  flying to Russia.  Here’s my take on this, and it’s probably not a popular one.

Snowden, should he land in US custody, should be charged with treason for revealing details of his work with the NSA to a foreign government or governments.  This represents a breach of national security, and a violation of the confidentiality contract that he signed.  This goes far beyond the “whistleblowing” of the NSA’s PRISM program, and even that should have been carried out in a different manner.

By the way, I think that while there is legal justification for the NSA’s actions, it’s still un-Constitutional.


I shocked to read this article from Townhall.com where Madonna (yes, THAT Madonna!) made statements that seem to support gun rights and gun ownership:

It’s rare to hear someone in the Hollywood scene speak the truth about guns, but that’s exactly what Madonna did in a recent interview with ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas.

When asked about the choice of choreography in her current tour, which drew criticism because of the first act’s heavy use of guns, the pop icon said she would have never left that part out.

“That would be like asking people to not have guns in action movies,” she said. “I mean the thing is, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. That whole first section of the show is like an action movie, and I was playing a super vixen who wanted revenge.”

Madonna even gave a statement that she does not condone violence, and that her work is art and nothing more.

“But I know there was several movies that delayed release because of the shootings, for example, at Sandy Hook Elementary school,” Vargas said.

“Well that’s not going to change the situation,” Madonna replied. “This all comes from fear and ignorance, and people not really raising their children, or not paying attention to what’s going on.”

And this is an Obama supporter!!


And speaking of President Obama, here is a list of some of the unconstitutional action that he has taken (from artist Jon McNaughton, whose pictures are absolutely fantastic!):

You signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. But now we can see that the administration’s trillion-dollar stimulus plan clearly is not working. Both the Constitution and history are witnesses that testify that the Stimulus Plan is both a federal usurpation of power and economically misguided. It may very well cause another “catastrophe.” You promised that this plan would create jobs immediately and keep the unemployment rate below eight percent. We are now at about 9.5% without including those who are no longer counted due to the length of their unemployment. Americans are asking, “Where are the jobs?” With 14.6 million people officially jobless, 5.9 million who have stopped looking but say they want a job, and 8.5 million who are working part time but would like to work full time, you end up with nearly 30 million Americans who cannot find the work they want and desperately need. The ARRA is primarily designed not to stimulate the economy, but to build the size and scope of government. Government spending plans do not stimulate the economy. They are based on the idea that feeding “new” money into the economy will create economic growth. But the money isn’t new—it’s either taxed or borrowed. It’s essentially redistributed from one group of people to another, and no new money is created. And also, State governors, looking down the gun barrel of long-term spending forced on them by your “stimulus” plan, are saying they will refuse to take the money. This is a Constitutional confrontation between the federal government and the states unlike any in our time.

You signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The federal government is now forcing Americans to buy health insurance. Even with the disapproval of the American majority you pushed through what we call “ObamaCare.” Over 20 states are now suing the federal government over your health care reform law. This law began the process to socialize America’s health care system. It forces Americans to buy health insurance from a private company against our will.

You appointed over thirty Czars without any Congressional oversight to control every aspect of the country.

You intervened in the troubled automotive industry, renewing loans for General Motors and Chrysler Corporation to continue operations while reorganizing. Over the following months the White House set terms for both firms’ bankruptcies, including reorganization of GM giving the U.S. government a temporary 60% equity stake in the company. Where in the Constitution does it say the government can do that?

You signed into law the popular Car Allowance Rebate System, known popularly as “Cash for Clunkers.” In the middle of our country’s worst financial crisis you give out freebees with taxpayer dollars?

You used your executive powers to shakedown British Petroleum after the oil leak catastrophe in the Gulf to create the $20-billion escrow (slush!) fund without any law, legal controls, or binding rules to guide it on how and how much those injured materially by the oil spill (and whom among them) will be paid.

You believe that the Constitution is a living, breathing document. I thought that the only way to change the Constitution was to amend it? It’s not all your fault, Mr. President. If Congress and the Supreme Court did their job properly you would have been checked and balanced.


Last, I found this video from YouViewed.com on that explains the insanity of our governmental system, and what we, the Citizens of this country, have let it become.

Safety and Security


“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

For the past week, I’ve heard debates, reasoning, and posturing on the NSA’s “Prism” program, and quite frankly, I’m tired of the bloviating.  The bottom line is that the Government has been collecting data on the American People with the justification of the Patriot Act in order to stop terrorist attacks.

In my humble opinion, that hasn’t worked out so well.  The Fort Hood shootings and the Boston Bombing are but  two examples of where this “preventative” program failed despite multiple phone calls and emails that showed destructive intent.  And yet, the Administration mouthpieces state that “dozens of attacks” have been prevented.  While this may be very true, I still have a hard time believing that our Government is  telling the truth and really keeping the American People safe (think of Benghazi & what was done to keep our Ambassador safe, and perhaps you’ll understand).

From a historical perspective, governments have always tried to find out secrets from other governments, and even it’s own people.  Knowledge is power.  If secrets are found out and communicated to the right people, disasters can be avoided.  This is true in peace and war.  However, this is the United States of America, and as such, the citizens are protected from unnecessary intrusion into our lives.

“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 by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” – Fourth Amendment to The United States Constitution

What are our “effects”?  I personally think that this is any personal information that you or I have about our personal affairs, whether it is phone call records, Internet usage, books checked out from the local library, bank statements, credit card statements, etc., etc., ad nauseam…  In other words, EVERYTHING!

But our President states:

“I think it’s important to recognize that you can’t have 100 percent security, and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. We’re going to have to make some choices as a society,” – President Barack Obama

Really?  Do you, the average citizen, really want to have the Government be your nanny or Big Brother looking over your shoulder, making sure that you are a good boy (or girl)?  I sure don’t, and it’s bad enough the federal government spies on us. Must it insult our intelligence too?

”He that’s secure is not safe.” – Benjamin Franklin

I’m not going to debate whether or not Edward Snowden’s exposure of the NSA program was right or not, nor if he performed a traitorous act.  What he did do is remind us is that Government is there, watching.

But who is watching the watchers? 

Warning – Potential Tin-Hat Society content:

Government does not have our rights at the forefront of it’s agenda.  It’s priority is to grow and to prove to it’s supporters (the taxpayers) that it is essential to everyone’s well being and safety.  Otherwise, why are there constant attacks on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?  To violate the Constitution and the Bill of Rights successfully is to gain more power for Government.  After all,

The purpose of the Constitution is to limit what the Government can do to the People, not what the People can do to the Government. – Tom

If the Government’s power is unchecked by the People, then absolute power is not far behind.  Then the Government rules the People, not the other way around.

So how does the Government gain power?  Knowledge. Information. Coercion and intimidation of political opponents.  Legal abrogation of Rights & Responsibilities.  Threats to Safety & Security.  Legal control over healthcare and financial assets.

The political elites have a vested interest in keeping power over the People in order to conduct business as usual.  We are seeing the beginnings of an out of control Government with the recent exposures of political targeting by the IRS and other agencies.  All one has to do is look at the legislation passed in the past 10 or more years, and one can see a pattern of increasing government control and less control of the People.  From Reason.com.

Americans have learned nothing from the last 40 years if they have not learned that the executive branch — regardless of party — will interpret any power as broadly as it wishes. Congressional oversight is worse than useless; it’s a myth, especially when one chamber is controlled by the president’s party and the other chamber’s majority embraces big government as long as it carries a “national security” label.

Obama says, “If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress and don’t trust federal judges to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution, due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.”

That’s wrong. If the politicians’ only response to revelations that they’re violating our privacy is to ask for trust, then we already have problems.

When Government says, “Trust me,” I already have my reasons not to.

Trust


Robert stole some of my thunder in the previous post, but that’s OK because great minds (?) think alike.  So we’ll press on, fighting the good fight and blogging to our hearts content on the stuff that matters…

For me, my trust is a precious thing.  I trust God.  I trust my wife.  I trust my parents.  I trust my closest friends.  I trust most of my family (every family has bad apples).  And I trust people (for the most part) to be civil in their dealings with me.  However…

I do not trust the Government…

“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 by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” – Fourth Amendment to The United States Constitution

The latest revelation that the National Security Agency (NSA) was essentially gathering data (records, in plain English) from phone companies and Internet providers without specific warrants or probable cause is just another chapter in the Book of the Government’s Dark Side.  We have yet another example of a governmental agency apparently violating the Rights of the People without regard to the Constitution.  And, oh by the way, the NSA is acting out of their mandated jurisdiction: The NSA is a cryptologic intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence, as well as protecting U.S. government communications and information systems.  They have no legal authority to gather ANY information on United States citizens.

So let’s move on to everyone’s favorite governmental agency – the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Did you ever notice that when you add “The” and “IRS” you get “Theirs”?

Even before the revelations of the past couple of months, mention the IRS and the word “audit” in the same sentence and chills would run down a person’s spine.  This is an agency that has unprecedented powers that violate the the Fourth Amendment because they can freeze your bank accounts without a warrant, and you, the accused must prove yourself innocent of any wrongdoing outside of a court of law.  The presumption of innocence is not within the mindset of the IRS.

Nor am I going to presume that this will change even with the pressure that the IRS is now undergoing in light of the apparent targeting of political groups which are opposed to the current Administration.  Bureaucracies are like that – huge, and slow to change direction.

But what is truly frightening is that the IRS will have increased power under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka, ObamaCare.  Under this law, the IRS has increased powers to evaluate, exempt, and confiscate collect fees taxes from those people who either have insurance that does not meet government “standards” or those who do not participate in the program.  Yes, Virginia, Uncle Sam exists, and will come to take your presents instead of leaving them under the tree…

Next on the list is the Department of Human and Health Services (HHS), the administrators of ObamaCare.

Besides the IRS, the HHS now has increased power over the health care insurance provided to the American people.  While I do not trust the insurance companies very much, at least they put into writing what your contract with them will provide.  With the HHS, those regulations are changing daily.  The bureaucrats within the HHS are writing and changing policies daily – 25,000+ pages and counting from what I understand.  Since this is a governmental, bureaucratic agency, good luck on finding out exactly what is covered or not, and if you need to appeal a decision, it won’t happen quickly.

Because of this, there are two issues that I have with the HHS and ObamaCare:

“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.” – Tenth Amendment to The United States Constitution

1)  No matter what the Supreme Court has ruled, I believe that ObamaCare violates the principle of  Tenth Amendment as the Government of the United States does not have the authority to mandate a citizen to carry insurance, which is essentially a contract with elements of risk & benefit.   This is not a governmental function.

2)  Like the IRS, the HHS has the power to grant or deny exemptions to the “tax” that is to be used for ObamaCare.  Another governmental agency now has a taxing authority upon the People, and also has the potential power to grant or deny treatment of an illness for an individual.

What the past several months have shown the American people (at least those that have been paying attention) is that our government is a large, bureaucratic, insatiable beast that has incredible power which has become increasingly politicized.  We have seen that opposition of an administration’s policies or goals will bring the full force of various governmental agencies down upon groups and/or individual predicated upon their beliefs or political views.

Stop and think for a second:  The Government has your financial data including bank accounts, investments & donations, knows what your Internet habits are, who you call, where you work, and has (or will have) your health information.  All in various databases.  In a matter of hours, the government (or some malicious bureaucratic political drone) can access this information, and use it to totally shut your life down for any reason.  All without a warrant.  All without recourse.  All without any of the protections of the Constitution or of the Bill of Rights.

Ergo, I have no reason to trust the Government.   So who should we trust?

I do not trust the Media, nor the Political Correctness that it promotes… 

Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

For far too long, the Media has been in the tank for the Liberal  / Political Correctness agenda, and yes, for the Democratic Party.  Yes, they appear to be waking up to the insanity of their positions in light of the recent AP phone records scandal, but I wonder how long that will last before they kiss and make up with the Administration.

I do not trust Congress…

Politicians are part of the problem.  Their focus has been getting (re)elected and gathering power for themselves, not defending the citizen’s rights as American citizens.  When the rights of citizens to bear arms under the Second Amendment are questioned, discussions of whether bloggers are covered under the free speech provision of the First Amendment are being debated, and making the illegal aliens undocumented workers legal without securing the borders of this country are being hotly considered, that point is driven forcefully home.  In Spades.

I do not trust my fellow man…yet…

Until the realization that our government does not have the best interests of the American People as their focus, and people are continuing to hold their hands out for the free cheese without understanding where it comes from, I will expect the voting majority to continue voting the way they are – Democratic, Liberal, and self-destructive.  It will only be when the personal pain becomes excruciating with enough of the providers and the freeloaders will the voting habits change.

This past week saw the 69th Anniversary of the D-Day landings.  The principles that American’s fought for in World War II were to bring freedom to the people of Europe from Nazi Germany, and to secure our freedoms at home.  I believe that those principles are not with us today, but are mere words instead of actions & beliefs.  A pity that the spirit of “The Greatest Generation” is not with us today.

“Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers in arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.” – Dwight Eisenhower, pre-invasion speech, June 6, 1944

WHAT difference does it make?


What difference does it make if Hillary Clinton lied about Benghazi? It should make a lot of difference to the American people if they feel their politicians should be held to a higher level when it comes to telling the truth, like it used to be.

The problem came in when we had politicians like Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon and others who decided that telling the truth was no longer the way to go. Clinton for the most part has gotten away with it. Richard Nixon’s career was ended over it. And Nixon lied no less about things.

But the lying about things started a long time ago, the stigma about lying politicians didn’t go away till recently though. From the article I found a while back in the Daily Caller:

What difference does it make that Hillary lied about Benghazi?

Well, that depends. Does she want to be President of the United States?

Quite a lot of news about Benghazi today. First, Vince Coglianese reports:

As the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya raged on for more than seven hours, a team of U.S. special forces in Tripoli was blocked from flying in to attempt a rescue, according to a top American diplomat who was in the region.

In previously secret testimony given by Gregory Hicks — the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya — to congressional investigators last month, Hicks revealed two possible courses of action that could have saved American lives that night: allowing U.S. special forces to enter Benghazi and flying a fast-moving U.S. military aircraft over the scene of the attacks…

CBS News’ Sharyl Atkinson reported on the exchange that Monday afternoon, noting that “[n]o assistance arrived from the U.S. military outside of Libya during the hours that Americans were under attack.” The claim that U.S. forces were called off from their attempts to reach the besieged compounds is a direct contradiction of the Obama administration’s claim “that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized,” Atkinson noted.

Remember, Ted Kennedy stayed in office till his death, even though a long time ago, he went out partying, and ended the night letting a young lady die in his car that he had driven off of a bridge into the water, getting out of the car and going home to go to bed. She died, he had no drivers licence, didn’t report it till the next morning, and didn’t even get a slap on the wrist over it. But, Tom Foley had an affair with a page in the halls of the Senate and it ended his career. The difference? Foley was a Republican, Kennedy was a Democrat. You think it’s more than that? I don’t.

We had President Bush, who did a lot of the things that we are accusing Obama of now, spending too much money, and yet, during the Bush Presidency, the media and everyone eventually thinks the economy was horrible during his presidency, yet, it wasn’t. But, during the Obama administration, the economy took a nose dive, yet, the media reported that the recession ended in 2010! It didn’t, and if the president had been a republican instead, the truth would have been told about the economy if it was as bad.

During the Bush administration the media, hollywood and all the liberal pundits constantly hit about the national debt. When Bush left office it was about 7 trillion. Granted, that was way to much. But now, Obama gets elected to his second term and the National debt is on its way to 17 trillion. NOTHING IS SAID about it in the media and Obama lies about how good the economy is doing.

Obama lied about how if we passed the stimulus, unemployment would never go above 7.5%. It did, yet nothing has been said….if he had been Bush, all hell would have broken loose.

Now, Hillary Clinton has been caught in a lie about what happened at Benghazi and the night that four Americans died, including our Ambassador Stevens. Nothing is happening to her on this, while the media and the democrats are rallying around her to protect her from this. Why? Because they need her for the Presidency in 2016. Are politicians held to a higher level anymore? Yes….but only if they are Republicans, and even then, the truthfulness isn’t what it should be most of the time.

Now, don’t get me wrong here. There are politicians in Washington who are telling the truth. My representative in Congress is one of them. He is one of the new grassroots tea party people who was elected to stop the rampant lying in government. And he is fighting against that. But we need to get more with conviction and determination to buck the system here. Because the system has become corrupt. We need more to tell the truth, and buck the media. Buck the new truth of telling lies. That is where we are now folks. The new truth is telling lies. Obama does it, Hillary does it, McCain does it, Lindsay Graham does it, Nancy Pelosi does it, Harry Reid does it. To tell the truth, almost every politician who has been there for 10 years or more, has gotten really good at doing it.

If something starts going in a way they do not like, they then get the media to start telling the storyline of something else happening. Preferably something that will hurt the Republicans.

Remember during the Boston Bombing thing, we had so many stories out there by the media, that we really cannot tell you what the truth really is, now can we? Only what the media and the politicians have told us. And when it comes to the stories, there were many of them. All supposedly the truth, yet the story that came out first, with “reliable sources” is now something that has been forgotten in the mess of lies and stories told. Remember the media coming out with the one “we can only hope that it turns out to be a white American who did this.” Then, suddenly there were “American” ties to this. I don’t know about you, but it will be a while before we really know the truth about this. After all the differing stories about what happened is sifted through the glass of time and it has finally been decided who really did this and why. And by then, the democrats will say, ‘it happened so long ago, what does it matter now?’ The media will follow along and suddenly, nothing more will be said about it.

What does it matter? I will tell you. This kind of story line is how the democrats keep winning. They will fight tooth and nail for what they want, having the media on their side all the way, so the truth doesn’t come out till it is too late. By then the mantra that ‘it happened so long ago’ will be used and we will all shrug our shoulders and agree….and go on with life, losing another bit of humanity in the process. Each time losing a little more of the goodness of telling the truth, and getting more of how good it is to manipulate the truth.

Folks, I am not talking about this from just hearsay and not knowing. I have watched this process now for 40 years or more. And the scary part is, we now have a president, who is catering to the class of people who will not do anything for a living, but live off of government handouts, and keeping illegals from being illegal. And with this growing base, he, after doing everything he can to destroy the economy of this country still has a 48% approval rating!!! Can you show me any republican president who would be able to get away with 1/4 of this bad stuff and have even a 5% approval rating? NO YOU CAN’T!

Of course, you can lie like normal and say you can, but it won’t happen. At least not yet. But, we keep going this route, and sooner or later, it will happen, and it will only take that eyeglass of time to really sort out the troubles we have here in America. It will always tell the truth. But by then, it will be too late.

America is now in the dung heap of a cesspool that we Traditional Americans are fighting to keep it out of, and yet, we are being labeled as terrorists and extremists because we want to save our country. But, history, will prove us right someday. Hopefully, that day will not be too late for America.

God Bless America
God Bless our Troops
God Bless us all……

-Robert-

Ted Cruz is cited as the most talented Republican


Carville, as a liberal commentator complements Ted Cruz. And this scares the crap out of the liberals. The man at the New York Slimes who couldn’t say enough good about Obama when he showed up from out of nowhere to run for president, who even complemented Obama about the crease in his pants, has said about Cruz….”whoa, slow down rookie.”

The problem with Cruz is, at least from the liberal point of view, that he will not keep silent if he finds something that isn’t right. It doesn’t matter if it is something from the republican side or the democrat side. And that scares the liberals like Obama, and Reid. The New York Slimes reporters who would fall into bed with Obama with a look from him.

The idea that he can “do no wrong” in their eyes is ludicrous and needs to be looked into very hard.

This House Committee working on finding out what happened with the IRS is turning up a lot of things that would bring down any republican president along with his cabinet, but, the really sad part is, no matter how much the news gets out there, that tells the people just how bad Obama is for this country, it doesn’t really seem to matter.

Right now, from most polls that surface out here, it seems that Obama’s approval rating is 100% higher than it would be if he was a republican. And the really sad part about all this, is he is destroying this nation piece by piece, bit by bit, and then huge chunks by huge chunks and still his approval rating stays close to 50%!

Aren’t the people watching?

Don’t they care about this country anymore?

Why does he have an approval rating at all?

These are all questions that NEED to be answered. Because my friends, if they aren’t, America the free, the republic, the liberty loving country, will cease to exist long before our children are adults. And my friends, we are doing that to them, by continuing to vote for people like Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Kerry, Schumer, McCain, Graham, Christie and others. Because if they don’t want to follow the constitution, then they are not right for this country and are part and parcel of the big problem.

America is the only country in the world that was founded with a system that could fix itself if the people were awake enough to do so. Apparently, they aren’t, judging from the last election. Obama, Reid and Pelosi, Schumer, Kerry, and McCain with Graham, and Christie and all the rest were re-elected. Shame on you, if you love this country, because your votes sure do not show it.

All I can say is, thank God for the Tea Party, for Candidates like Ted Cruz, who continues to scare the crap out of the liberal left, and doesn’t seem to be slowing down any. He is as was cited, the most talented republican out here. Thank God for Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, Mike Pence, Todd Rokita, and the whole bunch of new Republicans out there, who do not care what the establishment says. They are there to do the people’s will, and save this republic. God Bless them all. And we should all scream at the media and politicians when they call this a democracy, because it isn’t.

God Bless America
God Bless our troops
God Bless us to use our God-given sense

-Robert-