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The UnPatriot Act


It’s time to re-assert America’s fundamental principle to not to have their Constitutional right to privacy completely obliterated by forcing a real debate and vote on the re-authorization of the Patriot Act.

The Constitution guarantees:

“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.” ~ 4th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

If the need to invade one’s privacy cannot stand up to the limitations and protections awarded by the Warrant process, perhaps it should not be invaded at all.  The Patriot Act was intended to protect Americans from the evil, faceless terrorists that threatened our peace and tranquility.  Because there is no accountability, it is difficult to believe that this broad power wasn’t abused and civil liberties abused needlessly.  My fear is that We The People descend quickly into the abyss of a totalitarian state, that this power granted for the purpose of keeping America secure will be used against We The People to secure the power of the political elite who seek to fundamentally change this country.

It’s important that pressure is applied to Congress to ensure that this unconstitutional bill is not re-authorized.  Fort Hood (TX) shows that even if they have the information, Americans aren’t any safer. At least if they have to go through the warrant process, there will be accountability if We The People are to be subjects of searches, surveillance or seizures.

CALL YOUR Representative immediately – a vote may get slipped in today.

God Bless America!

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One Possible Future


UPDATE: In the year since this was posted, it doesn’t seem quite so radical. The Gulf oil spill is the latest crisis being used against the American people.  Every day, I fear that we are one step closer to what at one time was unthinkable…

Explore with me one possible future:

“Now for tonight’s headlines.”  The newscaster took a deep breath and sighed uncharacteristically before he continued.  “With the support of all unions, the president has declared the Constitution invalid.  Here’s the Rose Garden press conference…”

“In the interest of global unity, I have declared the Constitution of the United States null and void.  It is no longer practical to allow the citizens to believe they have any influence on the future course of this nation.  We have a greater good we must deal with,” the president paused for dramatic effect, “and I will share what this actually is as you need to know.  Trust me.  In the mean time, I will be the absolute final authority on the American economy and the American people.  All voting will be suspended until further notice.

Now that there is healthcare for all, we need to control the costs.  Everyone is going to have to be realistic in their expectations for their healthcare outcome.  So, there will be mandatory genetic screening, if you have a genetic pre-disposition towards cancer, heart disease or obesity, we will ask you to report immediately for counseling and treatment.  This way we can assure that no one who deserves excellent healthcare will be denied.  Funerals will, of course, be covered by the Single-Payer option.

As for our carbon output, it is time for all Americans to tighten their belts once again.  To discourage the irresponsible use of electricity, we will add an additional 50% surcharge to your bill to help you remember what you’re doing to the earth.  I know there are Internet rumors that claim that Global Warming isn’t based in fact, but we’re going to err on the side of caution and make sure that we win this fight.  Also, all southern states, I know it’s summer, but you can’t go expecting a/c every day, all day.  You’ll just have to go green or get hot.  And since we’re already taxing all American’s in every way we can think of, you probably can’t afford it.”

You are probably thinking, the extreme picture I’ve painted for you above just isn’t possible.  However, it is just one of the many possible futures for America from the cross roads we are standing in.  Before you discount it completely, just think about the fact that the House of Representatives passed CAP and TRADE even though there are studies by MIT and other well respected scientists that say all we are seeing is the normal global cycles of warming and cooling.  Since it is widely accepted that there were at least four major ice ages, it is only logical that there were periods of global warming in between.

Instead, consider what is the motivation for those who are behind the strong push for policy change.  Money and power are at the root of everything we’re seeing.  When the dust settles, we’ll see who made the best deals and won at the expense of the American people.  The winners may be political powers from other nations, union executives and the Washington toads that have sold us out for personal or political gain.  Worse than what I’ve already described, now consider this. Is it that great a stretch of the imagination to believe that there are those in power who would gladly sell America’s future out and have us take on not only a global currency, as they have already alluded to, but come under the authority of a One World Government?

We have an obligation to the Founding Fathers of this nation, to our children and to each other to not sit idly by and watch as our Constitutional rights are systematically dismantled.  Unless We The People stand up and object loudly to what is transpiring in Washington, we will loose the right to disagree, to speak out against, to keep and bear arms and to keep the fruit of our own labors.

Cross-Posted at DirtyRottenScoundrels

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Socialist Attack on the Constitution


Our form of government was set up to have built in checks and balances so that no one body within the government could get so powerful they could ignore the Constitution and the will of the people.  Congress, the President and the Supreme Court individually have powers the others don’t.  Ideally, out of control behavior would cause the other two branches to stand up for the interests of the people.  We The People have to remain watchful.  If officials aren’t honoring their duty to the citizens of our nation, it is our duty to call them to task.

The often discounted and overlooked final check and balance on our government is We The People.  Our right to keep and bear arms is addressed in the 2nd Amendment.  The authors of the Constitution realized that if people should ever be denied the right to fight, the balance of power is shifted.  Any measure that takes away the right to keep and bear arms threatens the balance that keeps bullies from imposing their will indefinitely.

With the events that are occurring right before our eyes, we can’t take lightly the wisdom and the forethought given to our Constitution.  Wise men, who could not have imagined the technologies and advances we’ve made since 1776, crafted a document that would protect future generations from tyranny.

Many states are passing resolutions that re-assert the Constitutional rights reserved to the states and to the people in response to the unprecedented actions being taken by the President and Democratically controlled congress.  Bailouts, healthcare, and special interest pork spending are not in the interest of the American people.

There are individuals that have a socialist agenda who are systematically attacking our Constitutional rights.  If We The People don’t stand up and re-assert our rights as American citizens, we will soon loose the right to speak up and have a dissenting opinion.

Cross Posted on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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Is This America?


constitutionI am standing in total disbelief about the events I am witnessing here in America.

  • For reasons I cannot comprehend, the media is ignoring the import of what is going on in our country.  They attack anyone who doesn’t agree with the President or his policies.  Anyone with an opposing voice is shouted down and belittled.
  • A California pastor and his wife were told they needed a very expensive permit to have a bible study in their home (12- 15 people) because it was a religious gathering.  This is a Constitutional right being abused.
  • For the 2010 Census, “Right Wing Extremists” are being excluded from participating as census takers.  This is significant because then who will be able to argue when redistricting happens and conservatives loose what little representation they have in Washington.
  • A president of the United States has side-stepped the bankruptcy process that is already in place to be able to dictate the will of the UAW and other special interests with GM.  GM filed for bankruptcy with a commitment of $50 Billion dollars for a $500 Million dollar company in US tax dollars.
  • The Service Employees Union had a direct line to the White House when the California Governor slashed wages in an effort to balance the CA budget shortfalls.  Later SEU bragged they had raised 60.7 Million dollars and put Mr. Obama in office.
  • A president of the United States has roamed around the globe apologizing for America when in fact the US and Great Brittan have done more to further the cause of oppressed individuals than all other nations.  The president has made us look weak enough that Korea is ignoring our pleas to end the nuclear testing.
  • America has turned it’s back on Isreal.  The Israeli’s are not the agressors.  Why has our policy changed.
  • A woman nominated for Supreme Court of the United States is presented  based on her empathy.  The fact that she has made a statement before a Latino organization that stated that “A wise Latina woman” is more qualified to determine Constitutionality than a “white male”.  There is no sugar coating that remark.  It was said. There is no context that will help it either.
  • June 2009 was just named as Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Pride Month.  I am concerned when we are celebrating what used to be called sin.  I know that there are some who will say that I am intolerant because I cannot embrace that way of life.  I am sorry if  you feel that way.  I can love the sinner even if I can’t accept the sin.  I am not perfect and don’t pretend to be so.
  • Our deluded elected officials have bought into the idea that we can spend our way out of our economic mess.  Can anyone explain to me how we are going to add interest onto funds we don’t already have and NOT raise taxes?  The bill will come due.  Right now China is holding a lot of our debt.  When they decide to stop playing, our house of cards will collapse and we will become a 3rd world nation over night.
  • The Constitution and the ideals our Founding Fathers used to form this nation have been thrown out in favor of Socialism.  No matter what you call it, if you take away the fruits of their labors from the people creating wealth and working hard to give as entitlements to those who are less fortunate it’s not democracy.

These are just a few of the current events that cause me to loose confidence that I am still in America.  The America that I love deeply is one that adhere’s to the Constitution, respects the individual rights of it’s citizens and does what is right and honorable and good in the world.  The America I grew up in valued traditional marriage, solid education and excellence in all things.  The America I know is one where it’s citizens are proud of their heritage and confident in their future.  The America that I will mourn for will cease to exsist if we do not stop being the SILENT MAJORITY.

Keep in mind, there is no more time.  If you don’t think you can make a difference, think again.  America needs a grass roots reminder to Congress and the President – “You work for us.”  We cannot silently sit back and accept these blatant abuses of power.  It is important that you speak up and be counted.  God Bless America.

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Tax Tea Parties


100_0161This Texas Tax Tea Party in a park near NASA on April 15th was a peaceful demonstration born of the frustration many Americans are feeling about the spending Washington is doing with such wild abandon.  The liberal media outlets have branded the participants as “right-wing terrorists”.  This couldn’t be any further from the truth.  Certain tv reporters have also accused them of being racist.  Again, a ludicrous thought.  Don’t be fooled, it has nothing to do with the color of anyone’s skin.  They could be purple and this would still be going on.

What they don’t want you to hear is that it is the hard working people of this nation that have begun a genuine grassroots effort to change the course the current administration is headed.  The people gathered are concerned that the only likely outcome of the big federal spending is going to crush us all under onerous tax burden that will be justified as the only way to save our nation.  These people are worried that their Constitutional Rights are in jeopardy.

We the people of America deserve better than this from our elected officials.  We the people need to stand up and say no to all of it.  No more big government spending, no more entitlements, no more ridiculous pork projects.

Our founding fathers were wary of a strong federal government for this very reason.  If all of the power is vested in the hands of the wrong few leaders, our very freedom they gave everything for could be wrestled away while the people weren’t looking.

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