President (Emperor) Acting Unilaterally
January 28, 2014, 7:03 pm
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At the State of the Union tonight according to John Podesta presidential advisor, the President will talk about taking action as he pleases since Congress will not move quickly enough on his priorities. The only problem with this is that he does not have the Constitutional authority to act without the House and Senate passing the laws for his to enforce. Of course this president will only enforce the laws that he likes and will ignore laws that he does not like.

If you want to see and hear the truth about this President, the man who would be emperor, then listen to him tonight. I find it reprehensible that this man is acting as if he were completely in charge and there was no Congress to actually debate the issues and pass the laws that would give him authority to do what he is doing. If he doesn’t like a law he will issue instructions that it is not to be enforced, yet it is his job to insure that the laws of this nation are enforced. He is supposed to be a Constitutional Scholar, but, he acts as if there was no Constitution in this nation of ours.

Of course it is not only Obama who acts like this, a number of Democratic Senators intervened with a Supreme Court case today, the case of Hobby Lobby against Obamacare forcing them to go against their own religious beliefs. The court has not heard the case yet, it will in a few weeks, but these people have decided to file a brief with the Court stating that the Corporation owners cannot cite their religious belief as a reason to deny coverage to their employees for contraception, and abortion under Obamacare.

It seems to me that the progressive (read Liberal/Socialist) manner of thinking and acting is going to destroy the freedoms that we have enjoyed in this great nation since the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were written and the Constitution was amended by the first 10 amendments. This president has done some terrible things including lying to the American People with his repeated statements about keeping your existing insurance and Doctor, and his statements regarding the murder of our people in Benghazi, being a reaction to a film about Mohammed. Folks you have voted for this man twice, and he continues to ignore the will of the American People, when will you begin to wake up and realize that this President, wants nothing more that to be a Dictator in Chief not Commander in Chief.

Supreme Court and First Amendment
November 12, 2013, 11:48 am
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Constitution Daily has an article regarding the First Amendment and a case that was heard last week by the Supreme Court of the United States.

I was going to comment on this on their website, but, they require that you have a Facebook account, I will never have a Facebook account since the Federal Government has free rein to read the content and to garner your personal information from that place. So I will write here what I see as the truth about this and other decisions that the “High court” has made and hope that this time they will do the right thing.

It seems to me that we have gone far afield from the actual First Amendment. Even Jefferson, upon whom the Court has relied so heavily did not say that there was to be no prayer. His letter to the Baptists was simply to say that the government could not interfere in their practices. The First Amendment clearly says, that the Congress of the United States shall make no law restricting our religious practices. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” it does not mention any wall of separation and historically there was no restrictions on what could or could not be said from the pulpit. In the years when Jefferson was President, he authorized the use of the Capitol building for religious services every Sunday. The Courts have decided that we are not allowed to worship as we wish, and the IRS has further restricted our ability to speak from the pulpit.

It is my fervent prayer that this will be reversed. That we will be returned to our original freedom of worship. The federal government for too long has been allowed to meddle in the affairs of the people, they have grown into a leviathan that threatens to destroy every freedom we have enjoyed. We are already restricted by this government, they have even gone so far as to refer to Veterans and members of the opposition as terrorists. It is high time that the courts went back to their proper role as judges not as legislators. Stop making law from the bench, and go back to strict interpretation of the law of the land (The Constitution). Give back our right to assemble, to speak our minds and to worship freely as was the intent of the framers of our Constitution.

It is time that we the people reasserted our rightful place in the scheme of things, we are the proper place for the power of this nation, not our Political Royalty (Professional Politicians). We need to reassert ourselves, let us call for a Constitution Amending by the States as it allows in the Constitution. Not a new Constitution, but amending the one we have to make clear that we the people are the ones who actually hold the power.

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SCOTUS and Original Intent
April 4, 2012, 3:21 pm
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As I listen to the political rhetoric I find myself becoming more upset with the politicians who claim to support the Constitution, and less sure of their reality. I wonder if these people have even read the Constitution of the United States.

Article III of the Constitution says that “The judicial Power of the United State, shall be vested in one Supremem Court and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” Under Section 2 we read this: “The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under the Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority; to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls; to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction; to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party; to Controversies between two or more States;” (see 11th Amendment for further case types). Further, “In all cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in whicha a State shall be Party, the Supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction.” According to what this says the Supreme Court has Jurisdiction in Constitutional matters, and the Court must decide whether something before it passes Constitutional muster. There are of course other things that have affect in this, but the Constitution itself gives credence to the reality that the Supreme Court has Jurisdiction to decide the case before it.

I may not be a lawyer (thank heavens), but I can read, I can think things through and don’t need 100 pages of legal mumbo jumbo to tell me what is plain in the original text. So, if the Court decides that something is unconstitutional, then it is, it is not setting some kind of precedent for the Court to decide the case, either for or against the Government, even if the President thinks they don’t have the right. The Original Intent of the founders of this nation meant for the Supreme Court to be the final arbitrator of what is and is not Constitutional. We may not like what the decision is, but the legislature can always repeal or amend a statute, that is their job.

There are many statements in our Constitution that have been debased over the years by politicians and lawyers, it is time for the people of the these United States to read and understand for themselves what is and is not true. I hope that the Constitution will become required reading for all High School students in this nation. The Constitution is what framed our nation, and what keeps it together. Do not allow the politicians to continue to take away from we the People the power we hold by this document.