Justice Department Report

Breitbart News reports on the new Justice Department Report on gun violence, the report deals with the years 1993 to 2011 and shows the hype of Congress and the Press to be just that HYPE.

During this time period the “Assault Weapons Ban” expired and Americans began to purchase handguns. The Supreme Court overturned outright gun bans and individual states lessened gun control restrictions and issued shall issue carry laws.

During this same time period gun crimes went down, here are some of the stats in this report:
A. Gun related murders dropped 40%; from 18,253 to 11,101. For Black Americans it dropped 51%.
B. School Shootings in this time period dropped by almost a third, from 29 to 20.
C. Background checks is also a straw man that has been made up out of thin air. Less than one percent of state prisoners caught with a gun purchased it at a gun show. Moreover, who knows how many of those might have passed or did pass a background check.

I would suggest that you read the actual report which can be found at: http://bjs.gov/content/p8ub/pdf/fv9311.pdf you will that all of this is not happening in one or two years but rather over the entire period.

I have to say I enjoyed the article written John Nolte. We need to know that an armed populace is a much safer populace. I hope you will read both the article and the report for yourself.

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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?

Not Allowed to Arrest
February 14, 2013, 4:06 pm
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It is nice that our Senators are finally coming to see that law enforcement, under this President, is only allowed to do its job when it is convenient for the President. Mr. Obama has signed an executive order that says that ICE cannot arrest people who have entered the country illegally unless they have committed murder, rape or some other felony. So we blame the man in charge of the ICE cops instead of blaming the man who has decided that he will only enforce those laws that he likes. As the chief executive of the country, he is tasked to enforce the law, if he doesn’t like it then he can go to Congress and tell them he wants them to change the law or abolish it, but he cannot pick and choose which laws to enforce and which ones to ignore.

If he was king, or emperor or maybe dictator then he could make his own laws but he is none of those things, he is instead President of the United States and must operate under the Constitution, which severely limits his power. Here is what the Constitution says are the powers granted to the President:
Article II: Section 2. The President shall be Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States.
He/she may require the Opinion in writing of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and has the power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
He shall have power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided 2/3 of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not, herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

Section 3 He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

Section. 4. The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

That is the extent of the powers of the President of the United States, note that the President cannot just willy nilly do as he pleases, nor can he by executive order nullify any law duly passed by the Congress of the United States. That power is not granted to the President.

It is a shame that We the People have forgotten our heritage, this President works for us, we elected him and he is not empowered to suppress any of us in any way. The Constitution does not give the President or the Congress the ability to run roughshod over the citizens of the country. They are tasked with certain duties and responsibilities, and no more. I shall begin writing on the Amendments to the Constitution simply because we the people seem to have forgotten our rights and privileges and it is high time we begin to take back our nation from these Career Politicians.

It is past time for we the people to get some back bone and begin to act as the free and sovereign people we are, instead of serfs under the boot of a dictator.

Wake up America, before you lose all that our forefathers fought to preserve!

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