Where is the media on the Attkisson story? – Washington Times
October 29, 2014, 12:59 pm
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The first amendment “freedom of the press” is being squelched by this government, reporters they don’t like are investigated, and threatened if they don’t quit. Here is one story but there is also Fox News reporter James Rosen and of course the AP which had their phone lines tapped and computers hacked.
JUDSON PHILLIPS: Where is the media on the Attkisson story? – Washington Times. We really need to replace this entire government, and get rid of the NSA, and other agencies who have far overstepped their bounds. The Patriot Act is also got to be resecinded, it too allows for the government to spy on americans, lock them up with out recourse to Habeas Corpus or even a lawyer to help them out of the mess.
If you have not voted DO SO. If you don’t know what I am talking about, WAKE UP the IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY is destroying our freedoms.

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Another Assault against the 1st Amendment
April 6, 2013, 8:19 am
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You can read the full story at Fox News. A Fox News reporter was sent from New York to Colorado to Report about the Aurora Theatre shooting. She discovered that a psychiatrist had received a notebook from the shooter which had all the information in it about his plans, even including drawings of stick figures shooting other stick figures. The defense team got all bent out of shape, even though they have the notebook, and Holmes has not denied the story, and has even intimated he would please guilty as long as the death penalty was off the table.

The defense team however, launched an investigation as to who released the information to the reporter, the now recused judge in the case even issued a subpoena in the case compelling the reporter to testify under penalty of prison time if she refused to name her sources. The first amendment to the Constitution reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The freedom of the press to garner information and to report that information is not to be abridged. This reporter was doing her job, she got information found her source to be reliable, and promised she would not reveal his/her name.

That is how reporters get information from informers, by guaranteeing them immunity by not releasing their names. It is a time-honored privilege that reporters have used to gather information so they may inform the people, you and I, about what is happening around us. This particular information not being made public, says that this man should never have gotten a firearm in the first place. It is the law that someone under treatment and found to be a danger to themselves or to others, must be reported to law enforcement and their name would be added to the data base that FFL holders use to do a background check before selling a gun to a customer. Holmes was not reported. The killers who do these things are criminals, but the people who are responsible to report them, should also be prosecuted for not reporting them, the are complicit in the crimes committed. The reporter did her job and informed the public of this set of facts in this case, and she is put on trial by a criminal justice system, that is a best corrupt. It does not seem to be able to go after the true criminals but rather wants to punish those who are doing a job they don’t want to do.

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First Amendment
February 28, 2013, 3:12 pm
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Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of
the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of

I had said a while ago that I was going to do some blogging on the Amendments to the Constitution and so I wrote yesterday on the 2nd Amendment, now today I want to go back to the 1st Amendment. This amendment restricts the Federal Government, Legislative branch from establishing a National religion. Now at the time this was written this country was a Christian nation, true there were Jewish synagogues, but the nation was made up of people who were Christian. The founders remembered what it was like in European nations, mostly in England and France. In England when a new king or queen ascended to the throne, whatever faith group they belonged to become the dominant religion. So they actually had wars between the Catholic and Protestant groups. Henry the VIII (8th) established the Anglican or Church of England as the Church, and it was beholden to the crown for its subsistence.

In other European countries the same type of thing happened, in France the Huguenots were almost completely wiped out, in Germany it was the Lutherans and the Catholics. In Spain there was a terrible time of persecution and many were killed. So from those countries came immigrants to the New World and settled in the different states, wanting only the freedom to worship God in their own way.

So with that historical reality behind them and a future free from oppression they wrote a wonderful Constitution, and then the Bill of Rights was set out as Amendments to the Constitution to make sure there would not be any doubt in anyones mind about the Unalienable rights granted to all men by God, not government. The problem happens though that as time goes on, we forget our history and we want to make changes to our founding documents. We don’t like the idea that the Constitution says, Congress cannot make any law that goes against the first amendment.

Let’s look at this First Amendment, what does it really say? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” It seems pretty clear, the Federal Legislature may not make any one denomination a national denomination, like what happened in Europe. You see along with declaring this or that denomination as the only one to be legal, the others became dissenters, while the one that was favored received compensation from the State, while the dissenters got no money from the state and had to fend for themselves. So in the United States, there would be no national church, the country was still heavily Christian, but all denominations were treated equally. In addition to restricting the right of Congress to establishment of religion, they also said that Congress could not restrict the free exercise of each of the different denominations. Oh and nowhere in the Constitution does it say anything about a wall of separation, a term we hear a lot about these days, but it doesn’t exist in the Constitution.

The very next thing it says in this First Amendment, is: “or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;” Wow, that means that you or I can say things like, the Government is really pushing hard to take away our rights, and we are free to say that. In the time when this was written, Preachers would preach against what they saw as wrongs being perpetrated by the government, it was a freedom of speech issue and the founders were perfectly alright with that too. Then there is Freedom of the Press, now I don’t like a lot of the stuff I see on the nightly news, or in the newspapers, but then a Democratic Republic which is what this nation is, is not always going to be the way you or I like it or want it. That is also why we have lasted so long as a free and sovereign people.

Now for that last part of the First Amendment: “or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Remember when Obamacare was still out there and people were complaining loudly about it, that was the time when our politicians held town hall meetings and caught all sorts of grief from their constituents, they still voted it into law, but they knew that people were really angry about it. Remember the huge rallies that the Tea Party held, that was the right of the people to peaceably to assemble. They were peaceful and they cleaned up after themselves too. We do have the right to come together to talk and even to petition our Government looking for them to hear our grievance and do something about that problem.

Now that is the First Amendment to the Constitution, it gives us rights, and restricts the Federal Government from messing with those rights. The problem I see is that our right to practice our religion in public has been greatly infringed, not only by government, but by our schools, and by the courts. What do you think about this, what is it we should be doing to stop the erosion of our rights as citizens of this nation? We are a free and sovereign people, we are not serfs of the Federal Government, it is, in my estimation, time that our elected representatives began to represent us instead of their own pocketbooks. What do you think?

Five Felony Counts?

There is a news story that really bothers me. A wounded Staff Sergeant with 10 years in the military, medically discharged and now working at Ft. Drum in New York State is arrested for possession of 5 magazines for his AR15 which he legally owned, but in New York State, under their old law, you could not have a magazine that would hold more than 10 rounds. Now if you did it was a FELONY now a magazine, that is empty, is just a magazine. Even if it was full of bullets it was still not going to hurt anyone, so, how could this be a felony?

Of course I left New York State in 1976 and have never looked back, it is a haven for leftists and socialists, and being a conservative it was hard to get work in that state. The only time I went back, I did so to bury my Dad and left as soon as possible after the funeral. New York is a depressing place, it is all gray and dingy, where I grew up is now all apartments and parking lots. Cement all over the place, even where we used to play stick ball is gone. The Church I used to attend as a kid growing up, now has an 8 foot high chain link fence around it and a locked gate. Why would anyone want to live in a place where even a church has to be locked behind a fence?

Now at the same time we have this “News” anchor, David Gregory, who knew he was breaking the law in Washington D. C. when he flashed a 30 round magazine on national TV. Of course they will not prosecute him, he is a “Star” and a “Newsman” so he is exempt from prosecution. A wounded veteran, a man who has had his license to carry taken away from him, even though he has not been convicted of any crime as of yet. The sheriff confiscated his handguns, he has sold everything he could so he could pay his legal bills, and they want to put this man in prison for having in his possession 5 magazines with no bullets. Now if he had those magazines on Ft. Drum, he would have been legal, but they arrested him with them as he tried to sell them. It doesn’t say how they knew he was doing that, or where it was that he was trying to sell them.

So, a war hero, wounded in action, and working for the Dept. of Defense as a civilian, is arrested and faces prison time, and if convicted will lose his job even if he doesn’t go to prison, but the suit the “Newsman” who sits behind a desk and reads the news, he can do as he pleases, even break the law and nothing will be done to him. So, isn’t it nice to live in the Socialist Republic of New York? Thank heavens I live in Texas where people are still free to pursue happiness, to carry (concealed of course) and to be able to protect themselves and their property. Of course we do have the Socialist City of Austin, but, we don’t have to go there so I guess it is OK as long as it stays there.

You would think that people would wake up and smell the coffee, that they would begin to see that the government is taking away their rights to be a free people. The Feds are constantly attacking the First Amendment, and ignoring the 10th. They want to put drones in our skies so they can track the movements of people to make sure we aren’t going to do something they don’t like. Our President acts more like a dictator ignoring the congress and ruling by executive orders. Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security Chief has stated that terrorists are those people who are veterans (military), or those who disagree with the government, and those who join the militia. Not only that but these people are stock piling ammunition they have ordered 1.6 billion rounds of hollow point bullets. Hello? What is that all about, WAKE UP AMERICA.

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Atheists want to shut down prayer group
December 4, 2012, 11:44 am
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In Congress there are a group of men and women who have formed themselves into what is known as the Congressional Prayer Group. A group calling itself the “American Humanist Association”, has sent a letter to incoming freshman congresspersons to not join with the prayer group.

I find myself quite annoyed because this group wants to censor Christians, but wants to be able to use their own first amendment rights to say what they please. I think it is high time that the Courts stop playing footsie with these haters, and begin to actually read the Constitution rather than using some letter that Jefferson sent to a State Baptist Association. The 1st Amendment is very clear, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to a group of Baptists who were afraid that the Federal Gov’t would pass a law outlawing their church. There were two reasons that Jefferson said what he did. One: the First Amendment says that Congress may not pass any law of the sort. Two This was a States Rights issue since we also have another amendment – the 10th which says that if the Constitution does not give the Federal Gov’t the power to regulate, that power belongs to the States or to the people.

Amendment 10 – Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791.
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.

Actually many of the States kept their “State” churches well into the 1800’s and that was their right to do so. They did not however stop people from worshipping as they wished, in most cases. So here we are with a States Rights issue that the courts have perverted and made into a Federal issue with a ruling based on a letter written by a man who had nothing to do with writing the Constitution in the first place. The states have the right to nullify Federal actions which are unconstitutional, including this idiocy about religion and whether or not it can be practiced in public or not.

What do you think? Should the states begin using the power of nullification to right the ship of state?

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