Representative Allen West on National Security

Posted by courage On June - 29 - 2011

Retired Lt. Col. Allen West hits it out of the ballpark talking about the Mideast and north Africa.  Many in this country do not understand the threat Islam is to our security and in essence our liberty.  This speech by Representative West is a primer and should be watched by any who value the Constitution and our security.  Rep. West speaks about the War Powers Act and how currently we find ourselves in a “Constitutional crisis” with a President who is disregarding the law of the land.

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Bachmann on Marriage

Posted by courage On June - 26 - 2011

Okay here we go.. first allow me to say, I like Representative Michele Bachmann.  Continually I have seen her stand against big government and a return to Constitutional reasoning.  All of which fly in face of her most recent policy position on suggesting a Constitutional amendment which defines marriage as being between a man and woman.  I can’t help but wonder who slipped her socialist Kool-Aid when she wasn’t looking?  Socialist in the sense that her beliefs supersede common sense and  a purist recognition as to what the fundamental concepts of the Constitution are about.

What exactly is the Constitution for?  Well, if you’re Barack Obama it’s chuck full of negative liberties, a.k.a rights granted the America people through our humanity by God.  Which according to the Obama world prevent him from creating the socialist Utopia which in theory may sound all comfy cozy but in the reality hasn’t worked ANYWHERE in the world.  That’s is why he believes it to be  negative.

Now enter Michele Bachmann, given her recent stated policy position, she must believe the Constitution is for constructing society according to her religious beliefs.  Sure she tries to wiggle around it by stating:

…it’s also up to the states to decide whether they permit same-sex marriage.

What Constitutional authority does the federal government have in defining marriage?  Wait Bachmann answers that with..

After all, the family is the fundamental unit of government.

How is the family a fundamental unit of government?  Seriously, isn’t that what aspects of the Tea Party are rallying against; intrusive government in to the very intimate fabrics of our lives?  If Bachmann believes the family and government are intimately tied together then how can she  rationalize her belief  that Obamacare should be repealed?   I mean come on, a healthy family and all should also benefit the government?  Just how exactly are the family and government tied together?  Outside of the abuse of children in the family unit, the government should have NO say as to what the family does.

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Obama has NO Intention of Giving Back His Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by courage On March - 24 - 2011

From the beginning questions were raised regarding the legitimacy of Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace prize.  In his entire background there was nothing that warranted being given this International award.  Many chalked it up to affirmative action by the committee forever tainting the stature of the award.
Read the entire article here:
http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0311/a_noble_defense_dccb5644-d067-404b-8580-b939a4056f06.html



Saying he is focused on ensuring that Libyans can “live out their own aspirations,” Obama defended America’s involvement in Libya,
saying, “we’re not invading a country, we’re not acting alone – we’re acting under a mandate issued by the United Nations Security Council in an unprecedented fashion and with unprecedented speed.” (emphasis mine)

What Obama is saying in this part of his statement about the Nobel Peace prize in essence,  is that a “mandate” by an international entity (the United Nations) which is not bond by the United States Constitution supersedes  his oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.

From Webster, Mandate:

1: an authoritative command; especially : a formal order from a superior court or official to an inferior one

2: an authorization to act given to a representative <accepted the mandate of the people>

3a : an order or commission granted by the League of Nations to a member nation for the
establishment of a responsible government over a former German colony or
other conquered territory

Do any of these definitions make you feel better?  This is an ongoing pattern of the pResident, he demurs the power of his position to the United Nations with its international law.

Obama Cedes Commander-In-Chief to “Others”

Posted by courage On March - 23 - 2011

I am beyond words.  We have NO business bombing Libya.  If some of the Arab nations want the fighting between its nut-job leader Gaddafi and opposition forces to end, how about this,  let them do the dirty deed.  And why are we bombing Libya.. humanitarian reasons they say but that flies in the face of decade long genocide that continues in places like Darfur and Sudan to name two.  Or how about just today Syria murdered 6 of its citizens today during a protest.  Will this be the next no-fly zone?

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Feds May File Suit Against States: Backdoor Union Card Check

Posted by courage On January - 15 - 2011

Back in August of 2009,  I wrote my opposition to the proposed legislation called “The Employee Free Choice Act,” legislation which would remove secret ballot from union organizing.  This legislation introduced in early March 2009 by Democrats high on their election wins and was an effort to payback union organizers who helped them gain control of Congress and the White House.  The card check legislation never made it out of the House committee and is sitting where all horrendous  freedom limiting proposed legislation should be, in the trash heap.

What is becoming common to the Obama administration are attempts to institute law through the Executive branch by having departments and agencies write new rules, in essence creating laws which have never passed Congress. Heck what do we need Congress for anyway?   This administration appears to believe they alone know what is right direction for the country and if Congress cannot or won’t do their bidding KING Obama will make it so…

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Filibuster Reform is Bad for the Nation

Posted by courage On January - 8 - 2011

The use of filibusters has a long history in Congress. The original intent of the Constitutional Framers was to allow lengthy debate in each chamber, on the premise that ideas as well as legislation should be fully examined when structuring legislation. The Founders believed full and unrestrained scrutiny of legislation would result in superior legislation. Each of the Congressional bodies is allowed according to Article 1, Section 5 of the Constitution to determine the rules of its proceedings. Originally the rules created by each of the Congressional branches allowed for the use of a filibuster, often used by the minority party to prevent a vote on a particular piece of legislation. In the dawning days of our republic the filibuster was used, admittedly sparingly, by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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Frontpage names the TEA PARTY the Person of the Year

Posted by courage On January - 2 - 2011

From Frontpage:

Over the past few years, while atrophy of the welfare state system has spurred violent protests in Western Europe, the United States has experienced a parallel, but remarkably distinct phenomenon. In early 2009, desperate Greeks rioted in the streets to demand that their overextended government do more for them in the face of financial crisis. Americans, at the same time, rallied across the nation for their government to do less. More than any one individual alone in 2010, this movement, the Tea Party movement, wrought tremendous change over the political landscape, realizing a historic election and revitalizing the American zeitgeist. The title of FrontPage Magazine’s Person of the Year, therefore, must be bestowed collectively on these individuals, the formidable torchbearers of our beloved liberty and prosperity.

Two days after the newly-elected President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the stimulus bill) into law February 19th, the Tea Party movement found its voice — in the unlikeliest of places. A little-known CNBC analyst, Rick Santelli, embarked on a spontaneous rant while delivering a market forecast live on air. His harangue was precipitated by the federal government’s decision to stem the 2009 housing and financial crisis with a series of unprecedented “bailouts” for Wall Street and the banking industry, financed by taxpayer revenue. “How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor’s mortgage, that has an extra bathroom and can’t pay their bills?” Santelli wailed, turning to the gallery of traders on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. The crowd jeered. “President Obama, are you listening?” Apparently, he was not. Santelli proceeded to flippantly claim he was considering organizing a “Chicago Tea Party” to protest government spending and the apparent collectivization of wealth.

Read the entire article at the link above.

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Tyranny Takes Form: Agenda Over the Will of the People

Posted by courage On December - 29 - 2010

Have you noticed the most recent tyrannical moves from the Obama administration?   Forget the Constitution and governing, this administration is hell bent on pushing their agenda  through by any means necessary.

From Robert Allen Bonelli at Big Government:

Written into the Declaration of Independence is a simple imperative, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Our nation was built on this concept, but the Obama administration is using its power to write regulation to circumvent the will of the people and advance its own agenda.

Three recent examples of this over reach are shocking and all Americans should demand an end to the practice and a reversal of what has already been done.  Citizens need to think, whether they agree with the reasons for the circumvention or not, about what is at stake.  Using regulation to specifically subjugate the will of the people to the agenda of any president is nothing less than tyranny.

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