What is a Right?

With so many people demanding their “rights” I thought it would be prudent to post something that I found a couple of years ago.  From LinkAmerica:

A right is the sovereignty to act without the permission of others.  The concept of a right carries with it an implicit, un-stated footnote: you may exercise your rights as long as you do not violate the same rights of another—within this context, rights are an absolute.

A right is universal—meaning: it applies to all men, not just to a few.   There is no such thing as a “right” for one man, or a group of men, that is not possessed by all.  This means there are no special “rights” unique to women or men, blacks or white, the elderly or the young, homosexuals or heterosexuals, the rich or the poor, doctors or patients or any other group. 

A right must be exercised through your own initiative and action.  It is not a claim on others.  A right is not actualized and implemented by the actions of others.  This means you do not have the right to the time in another person’s life.  You do not have a right to other peoples money.  You do not have the right to another person’s property.  If you wish to acquire some money from another person, you must earn it—then you have a right to it.  If you wish to gain some benefit from the time of another person’s life, you must gain it through the voluntary cooperation of that individual—not through coercion.  If you wish to possess some item of property of another individual, you must buy it on terms acceptable to the owner—not gain it through theft.

Alone in a wilderness, the concept of a right would never occur to you, even though in such isolation you have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  In this solitude, you would be free to take the actions needed to sustain your life: hunt for food, grow crops, build a shelter and so on.  If a hundred new settlers suddenly arrive in your area and establish a community, you do not gain any additional rights by living in such a society nor do you lose any; you simply retain the same rights you possessed when you were alone.

A right defines what you may do without the permission of those other men and it erects a moral and legal barrier across which they may not cross.  It is your protection against those who attempt to forcibly take some of your life’s time, your money or property.

Animals do not have rights.  Rights only apply to beings capable of thought, capable of defining rights and creating an organized means—government—of protecting such rights.  Thus, a fly or mosquito does not possess rights of any kind, including the right to life.  You may swat a fly or mosquito, killing them both.  You do not have the right to do the same to another human being, except in self-defense.  You may own and raise cows, keep them in captivity and milk them for all they are worth.  You do not have the right to do the same to other men, although that is what statists effectively do to you. 

There is only one, fundamental right, the right to life—which is: the sovereignty to follow your own judgment, without anyone’s permission, about the actions in your life.  All other rights are applications of this right to specific contexts, such as property and freedom of speech.

The right to property is the right to take the action needed to create and/or earn the material means needed for living.  Once you have earned it, then that particular property is yours—which means: you have the right to control the use and disposal of that property.  It may not be taken from you or used by others without your permission.

Freedom of speech is the right to say anything you wish, using any medium of communication you can afford.  It is not the responsibility of others to pay for some means of expression or to provide you with a platform on which to speak.  If a newspaper or television station refuses to allow you to express your views utilizing their property, your right to freedom of speech has not been violated and this is not censorship.  Censorship is a concept that only applies to government action, the action of forcibly forbidding and/or punishing the expression of certain ideas.

Statists have corrupted the actual meaning of a right and have converted it, in the minds of most, into its opposite: into a claim on the life of another.  With the growth of statism, over the past few decades, we have seen an explosion of these “rights”—which, in fact, have gradually eroded your actual right to your life, money and property.

Statists declare you have a “right” to housing, to a job, to health care, to an education, to a minimum wage, to preferential treatment if you are a minority and so on.  These “rights” are all a claim, a lien, on your life and the lives of others.  These “rights” impose a form of involuntary servitude on you and others.  These “rights” force you to pay for someone’s housing, their health care, their education, for training for a job—and, it forces others to provide special treatment for certain groups and to pay higher-than-necessary wages. 

Under statism, “rights” are a means of enslavement: it places a mortgage on your life—and statists are the mortgage holders, on the receiving end of unearned payments forcibly extracted from your life and your earnings.  You do not have a right to your life, others do.  Others do not have a right to their lives, either, but you have a “right” to theirs.  Such a concept of “rights” forcibly hog-ties everyone to everyone else, making everyone a slave to everyone else—except for those masters, statist politicians, who pull the strings and crack the whips.

Actual rights—those actions to which you are entitled by your nature as man—give you clear title to your life.  A right is your declaration of independence.  A statist “right” is their declaration of your dependence on others and other’s dependence on you.  Until these bogus “rights” are repudiated, your freedom to live your life as you see fit will continue to slowly disappear.

Random Rants and Comments

Every now and then, there comes a point in time where there is just too much to comment on in detail, and too little time in which to do it.  With that in mind…

My wife had the TV on yesterday and had the DNC convention on.  With my head under a sink fixing a leak, I believe I heard first that Acting Chairperson Donna “Gave the Questions to Felonia Von Pantsuit” Brazil call for a motion to suspend the rules to allow a verbal vote.  Then after Tom Perez was elected, he called for a suspension of the normal rules to all for his rival Keith Ellison to be nominated for the new position of Deputy Chair.

Is it just me, but are the Democrat Party elites continuing to bend the rules to suit their own needs?  Let’s ask Bernie how he got screwed over, or the independent Democrats that were ignored by the corporate-driven DNC.

Just in case we have forgotten how tolerant and inclusive the past Democratic Party was:


If the acceptance speech of the newly elected DNC chair is any indication of what is in store for the American people, then sit down and hang tight because there will be more demonstrations, protests, and obstruction coming.

If the Black Lives Matters crowd is so wrapped up in keeping black people alive, then why aren’t they protesting Planned Parenthood?  Planned Parenthood probably kills more black babies in one year than the police and gangbangers could in ten to fifteen years (need to work out the math on this one, but you get the idea).

I understand that the Academy Awards are tonight, which are the latest in a long line of award shows for the entertainment industry’s actors, producers, directors, and who knows what else.  A partial list includes:

  • The Golden Globe Awards
  • The S.A.G. Awards
  • The Emmy Awards
  • The People’s Choice Awards
  • Hollywood Film Awards
  • MTV Movie Awards
  • Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards
  • Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (a.k.a. the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards)
  • Teen Choice Awards
  • Kid’s Choice Awards
  • People’s Choice Awards (because Teens and Kids don’t count apparently)
  • Independent Spirit Awards
  • American Film Institute Awards
  • BAFTA Film Awards (British, so it doesn’t really count either)
  • Various Critics’ Association Film Awards (19 separate U.S. cities or states listed)
  • Film Festival Awards (five in the U.S. counting Sundance, plus don’t forget Cannes)

And instead of various spoiled, drunk or drugged up actors thanking their fans and the people that really elevated their sorry egos to undeserved heights, these people decide to spend their time making inflammatory political statements, preach what people should do to combat global warming while they use private jets to visit their many mansions around the world, or lament that refugees need spaces to live (but not next to their mansions).

I’ll pass on watching these shows – I have better things to do – like watching paint dry…

Who Cares

Mayors and Governors that claim that their towns and states are sanctuaries for illegal immigrants are violating their oaths to follow the laws of the United States, and their promises to serve the people that elected them.  How does spending tax dollars to support an illegal activity serve the public good?

The media got all up in arms when some of the reporters were not invited to a press conference.  Then someone said this:

Media Brainwashing

Yep – Goebbels would be proud…

There are those that still want open borders and admit all refugees from countries and areas of conflict without any investigation on that person.  With the problems that Europe is having with just this policy, and terrorist organizations stating that they would imbed their “soldiers” in the refugee stream, this graphic from Mike Ramirez says it all:

refugee roulette

Why is it from year to year, especially around election time, that we hear that Social Security is going bankrupt, but never Welfare?

The same goes for election fraud – we only hear the concerns about ineligible or dead people voting around election time.  The time to clean up the voter roles is between elections, not during.

Also, the statement that people cannot get ID’s for elections is 100% BS.  People need valid IDs for opening bank accounts, obtaining a driver’s license (in most states), and collecting Welfare.

Finally, note that India has a population of over 1.25 BILLION people in 2013.  Every single eligible voter has an ID that must be presented when voting, and that absentee voting is not allowed.  Furthermore, I understand that when a person has completed voting, they must put their thumbprint on the voting form with indelible purple ink that cannot be washed off.  This is all done to insure that there is no voter fraud or ballot stuffing.

If a third-world country like India can insure the integrity of their elections, then why can’t a country like the United States use a similar scheme?

Every time that someone makes a statement that offends a Liberal, they start screaming about hate speech.  However, if a Liberal makes a statement that offends someone and they’re called on it, they scream about their rights to free speech.  A tad hypocritical, don’t you think?

Tolerant Liberal

shocked liberals

This past election, the Democrats lost the Electoral College, but won the popular vote.  They’re still throwing hissy fits about it, and quite frankly, are beginning to resemble an extended version of a two-year olds temper tantrum.  May we kindly remind them of the following:

republic vs democracy

This is the genius of the Founder’s vision for this country.  If the tables were turned, they wouldn’t be screaming at all.

NOTICE:  All anti-gun or gun control enthusiasts –

The right of the American People to own arms is just as much a civil right as the right to free speech that you are so fond of using to insult and belittle others.  Kindly remember that the writer Robert Heinlein stated:

“An armed society is a polite society.”

I fully intend on being polite and respectful until the situation demands that I not.

Finally, something just for fun –

Reloaders at the

A Rant, Perhaps?

Hello, Friends.  Long time, no post…

I’ve been in somewhat of a funk the past few weeks.  I look at the political shenanigans that our elected officials have been up to, and it just doesn’t seem like it’s going to stop anytime soon.  I know that these clowns aren’t going to stop themselves, and I really have doubts that the American people can or have the willpower to put the brakes on our government’s constant intrusion into our lives.

First on the list is the rapid desertion of the political elite from ObamaCare because it would be a financial burden upon their staffs and themselves.  Really!?!?  So the rest of us are stuck paying for what YOU have enacted into law and then exempted yourselves from?

What is so reprehensible besides our politicians hanging the common person out to dry is that the well connected political supporters are being exempted as well.  Do you remember the outrage of the various Unions when they found out that ObamaCare will replace their health-care insurance coverage with something less comprehensive and more expensive?  The more and more exemptions that are granted means more and more of the costs will be borne by you and I.  But that doesn’t appear to be sinking in to various groups – all they see is this:

What we’re getting is this:

Furthermore, the politicians muck up almost everything they touch.  The delays implementing ObamaCare indicate that this is not legislation that was well-thought out.  But then again, what else could be expected from legislation that was over 1,000 pages long, had not been read before the vote, was passed by one political party without a vote from the other political party, and in the words of the then Speaker of the House, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

Let’s be realistic:  The Federal Government is not charged with providing services like healthcare or phones to the People.  Quite frankly, it’s not even supposed to provide welfare or Social Security.  If you do not believe me, then kindly point it out in the Constitution or in the Amendments. 

Next on the list is this – Do any of you remember this statement?

“I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic.  We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.” – Hillary Clinton

Of course, Mrs. Clinton was speaking about President Bush’s administration, but isn’t it ironic that we now have an African-American in the highest office of the land, and any criticism of the President’s actions or comments are met with charges of racism?  I will state that politics is a dirty, dirty profession, but this tops the list of stupidity – there are only so many times the race card can be played before it loses it’s effectiveness. 

But let us also consider the following (from the post Race Card Politics):

The Liberals and supporters of President Obama do understand that people, the ordinary citizens that elected them, are concerned about the issues, and no longer trust the politicians.  ….  We are seeing them for the political hacks that they are, and that their sycophants in the media are no better.  The change that was promised is coming from the citizens, and not from the empty promises made by the politicians.  And you know something – that scares the piss out of them because they are losing control!

Their response is to increase the number and frequency of racist accusations.  And we are getting pissed at them for doing it.  Playing the race card multiple times distracts and misdirects everyone away from the issues.  But it is losing its effect – the voters are catching on to this overuse of playing the race card directed at people with legitimate concerns.

We The People are angry at President Obama not for the color of his skin, but for the direction of the path that his policies and proposals are leading this country.  He knows it, his supporters know it, and yet they continue to play the race card indiscriminately.

While President Obama and his supporters are accusing their opponents of being racists, they are racist themselves.  Their words during the Professor Gates & Martin-Zimmerman incidents, and the lack of comments for the killings of an Australian student and a World War II veteran by African American teens is telling that they are not as color-blind as they would have us believe.  Indeed, they rush to one side of the story, and not the other.  That, my friends, is reprehensible as well as racist.

Last on my rant list for this post is the constant breaking of laws by our own government, particularly by the Administration.  Let’s take the following examples into consideration:

“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” – Amendment V, United States Constitution

However, four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009 without said due process of law.  One man, the President, has taken it upon himself to be judge, jury, and executioner.  Yes, these people were involved in terrorist activities.  However, it sets a dangerous precedent that a political official can order the death of any American citizen.  Yes, the Attorney General has stated that drone strikes would not be used domestically, but that’s now.  What about the future, and a so-called “emergency situation”?

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.” – Amendment IV, United States Constitution

The recent scandals over IRS and NSA intrusions into American’s privacy is cause enough for people to be wary of their government even before ObamaCare demands that our health-care information is to be released into government hands.  The questions asked of our personal lives and health to be placed into databases alongside our financial data is too much for me to be comfortable with.  We Americans have an expectation of privacy from our government.  However, the recent scandals of various personnel having access and using it for political persecution should concern every American enough to demand that such actions decease & desist with all collected information to be destroyed.

The Obama Administration has been picking and choosing which laws to enforce, and which to ignore.  I an email from the White House in response to an email sent over eight weeks ago concerning immigration reform.  Read this excerpt and tell me that this isn’t representative of this Administration enforcing only the laws that promote their political agenda:

On June 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would allow eligible young people who do not present a risk to our national security or public safety to apply for temporary relief from deportation proceedings and apply for work authorization.  This is not a path to citizenship, and it is not a permanent fix—only Congress can provide that.  It is a temporary measure to allow us to focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, and patriotic young people who are American in every way but on paper.

In other words, students who have outstayed their visas, or those who are otherwise in this country illegally, can stay in this country.  Just like the Boston Bombers, they can probably also end up on Welfare too…

Our freedoms are under assault by the power-hungry political elite.  Until more Americans wake up and understand that the politicians as a whole do not have the American’s peoples best interests first and foremost in their agendas, it will get much, much worse.

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.

Deadly Denial–Conclusion

This is the last post in a series that hopefully will show that sticking our collective heads in the sand is not conducive for not only our health, but the health of our country.

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” – Abraham Lincoln

“No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.” – Thomas Jefferson

“What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that the people preserve the spirit of resistance?” – Thomas Jefferson

“The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved” – Bumper Sticker

Who among the readers of this post believes that the government of the United States is fully functioning as mandated by the Constitution of the United States after events in our nation’s capital this past week?  How about over the past few years?  Not many, I would hope.

In what should have been a routine question concerning the rights of the People of the United States (specifically, the Fifth Amendment), the Attorney General of the United States waffled on the question if the President of the United States has the power to order the execution by a missile of an American Citizen on American soil.  While he later clarified his position, the question still remains – Does the President have the power to order the execution / assassination of an American Citizen anywhere in the world?  According to the Fifth Amendment, no. The Amendment reads:

“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

“…nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;”  In other words, the President does not have the authority of his office to order the killing of an American Citizen without due process.

Now I fully understand that Anwar al-Aulaqi, an American Citizen, was a high-ranking member of Al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization that is responsible for multiple attacks upon the citizens of many countries including the United States.  However, as an American Citizen, he had the rights of due process, which I believe were violated.  People reading this post may vehemently disagree with this statement, but are we a nation of laws, or we a nation of suggestions?  Stop and think about that for a little bit.

Between the unprecedented targeted killing of an American (al-Aulaqi) overseas and the confusing response by the Attorney General to what should have been a simple question, Senator Rand Paul launched into an almost 13-hour filibuster to the nomination of the next Director of the CIA.  The Attorney General clarified his position with a statement the next day – I personally am not satisfied with his response.

The above is only one, small chapter in the ever expanding mini-series depicting the misdeeds and missteps of our government.  Let’s take a brief look at one that is literally changing the lives of everyone in this country right now – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise known as ObamaCare.

The goal is to reduce the number of people without health-care insurance, and thus reduce the overall health-care costs.  A noble cause, would you not agree?  However…

…It needs to be realized that ultimately, someone will have to pay for insuring the formerly uninsurable.  Those people are the working stiffs like you and I.  Already, the unintended consequences and costs are being revealed as I knew they would be.  Companies are cutting hours of their workers, or letting them go entirely.  Deductible limits are starting to climb higher for those people with company provided insurance, and some companies are considering dropping their insurance plans completely, paying the fine, and allowing their employees fend for themselves.  And I’m already seeing some of my taxes increase to cover this law, and I’m fully expecting the tax bill to rise every single year to cover the provisions of this law.

ObamaCare, no matter what your opinion is of it, is a bad law.  It solves nothing, impedes or restricts the freedoms of the People by forcing them into purchasing a product (health insurance) that they may not want, and to pay additional taxes & fees to support those who cannot. 

And guess what – they’re not done yet.  The ObamaCare legislation is only a framework – over 25,000 pages of regulations have been written and I understand that no end is in sight as the various agencies write more and more regulations, clarifications, mandates, and who knows what else.

We cannot depend on the Supreme Court to protect us from bad law as passed by Congress and signed by the President.  Chief Justice Roberts had this to say in his decision to uphold ObamaCare:

“Members of this court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments.  Those decisions are entrusted to our nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”

Our government is growing by leaps and bounds every single day, and there is no end in sight that this ravenous beast will ever be satisfied until it collapses upon itself in fiscal insolvency and it’s own weight.

The conclusion that I’m coming to is that out government is broken, and needs to be fixed not by the politicians (who are showing themselves to being increasingly incompetent), but by the People.  A quote from Abraham Lincoln states:

“The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.” – Abraham Lincoln

Denying that We The People have the responsibility for electing the government that we have to represent us is self-destructive for both the citizens of this country and of the country itself.  We The People have no choice in the matter – Take back our government by electing people that are honorable, respect the Constitution and the People, and make the hard choices to bring this country back from the brink.   Otherwise, we will no longer have a country to be proud of nor to live in.  And that, my friends, is deadly, for where else in the world is there a place to live other than our great, declining nation?

Cross-posted to Tom’s Place

This whole secession thing…..

First of all, what are being filed are petitions on the White House’s website by groups of citizens. In order for the President to review them, or do whatever it is he does with them, they have to get a certain number of signatories. These are not I repeat, NOT, petitions by the actual States themselves. Anyone reporting otherwise is simply wrong.

Second of all, it is a pointless exercise because States do not need to petition the federal government, much less the messiah, to secede. They simply say, “We’re seceding.” Then they secede.
-J.J. Jackson-

I have been watching this from the beginning and haven’t said anything about it till now, because it has been an interest to see if someone would finally get this. And finally someone has.

If you look in the Constitution, you will NOT find anything saying that the States have no right to secede from the union because it is not there.

The separate states have the right do to that, and they do not need a petition to start the process. All they need is a reason. And believe me, Obama has given us all a reason. If we cannot take the White House back by a free and fair election, which by the way we haven’t had yet, because there are too many people out there with their hand in the till and they do not want to lose the free stuff from the government, then we have to start considering the state of this nation. Because no nation in the world has ever survived by giving away free stuff that SOMEONE has to pay for, but no one is.

What we have here is something that Clint Eastwood said in the movie High Plains Drifter. “Someone left the door open, and the wrong dogs came home.” And now, the wrong dogs have the power in our government. The sooner we realize this people, the sooner we can fix this nation and get her back to the greatness we once enjoyed.

America used to be number one in many areas. Now we are not. Right now we are probably number one in the fastest decline of a nation to obscurity.

With each election that passes with the same results as this last one, where the electorate didn’t do their job in protecting this nation from the “wrong dogs”, the harder it is going to be to fix America. And the point of no return is in our sights. It won’t be long before we are there.

If this isn’t fixed soon, secession may be the only answer.

From the article that J.J. Jackson wrote on the subject, he said:

See, the Constitution spells out the powers of our federal government. It also clearly states that, “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.” That would be Amendment ten.

So, look through the Constitution and see if you can find any mention of the federal government having the power to keep States from leaving the Union. NO? Well, that means the power is reserved by the States. not even Obama, sitting upon his throne in the White House, has anything to say about it.

Got that people? NOT EVEN OBAMA has anything to say about it. That is why he is so angry about this happening, and his reaction to it.

I think Abraham Lincoln said it best when he said: “Do not interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” He had it right, and Obama is interfering with the Constitution with almost every move he makes. And we are letting him by re electing him. We are losing our liberties because of that apathy to our country and her greatest gift to her citizens. When are we going to wake up? I hope it is before we have destroyed this nation.

May God Bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country
God Bless America, Bless all Americans, and bless us to begin using more common sense.