Tag Archives: constitution

Constitution Does Not Authorize Government to Ask Personal Census Questions

The Census Is Getting Personal

Big Brother Wants to Know All About You: The American Community Survey

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IBM: The Census and the Holocaust
67-Year Old Woman Killed For Pointing Firearm and Refusing Census Questions

Buy Government Insurance or be Fined or Go to Jail

Pelosi Says Buy Health Insurance Or Go To Jail 2009

Rep Sessions protests fining and throwing Americans in jail over health care

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The End of America Happens in the Middle of the Night

While normal everyday oblivious Americans were preparing their beds to sleep Saturday night their elected officials quietly passed H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Indeed, the passage of this act deals one of the final death blows to the Constitution and with it our liberties.

As I ponder upon this momentously horrid occurrence it is as if I have just woken up from a nightmare and been thrown directly into the plot of George Orwell’s 1984, with no hope of escape. As this thought grabs hold I am lead to ponder more and more about America and I ask myself a few questions.

Since when did the Constitution provide for a health care guarantee? Since when did the Constitution grant the Congress the power to force Americans into a health care dystopia? What good is a Constitution if we choose to ignore it? What good is a Constitution if the Congress simply chooses to create a new one in their own graven socialist image?

Truly, these questions are meaningless now. The Constitution is hanging by the tiniest of threads. Who will save it? Who will come to its rescue?

It is the everyday middle class American that will suffer the consequences of this travesty. Indeed, while the economy is reeling and unemployment pushes depression-era levels the arrogant Congress has decided to pass the biggest expansion of government in the history of the United States. It will create a new tax that will primarily be felt by the middle class, the ones most likely affected by the current depression. This is because as Americans are forced to purchase health insurance, the wealthy will have no problem paying for escalating costs. Nor will the poor feel the burden as they will receive government health insurance subsidies. Yet, the forgotten man will be the middle class working American who now already struggling against the burden of economic ruin will be forced to pay fines or even face possible jail time for not complying with our government’s take over of his/her health care. As this tax sinks in, the middle class will be forced downward into the ranks of the working poor and therefore into the ranks of government rationed medical care. Inevitably, government healthcare will swallow the whole of the medical insurance world and there will be no escape. Full Article

Obama’s Speech to Children Contained Political Assertions

Assessing Obama’s Speech to Schoolkids

Neal McCluskey, Associate Director of the Cato Institutes Center for Educational Freedom and author of Feds in the Classroom, evaluates the troubling content of President Obamas speech to school students. McCluskey and Cato Vice President Gene Healy, author of The Cult of the Presidency, also dissect the manner in which the president is being presented to schoolchildren.

Related: ‘What is The President Asking Me to Do?’

Obama’s Preventative, Pre-Crime, Prolonged Detention

Rachel Maddow: Indefinite detention? Shame on you… President Obama

What does “preventive detention” allow?

It’s important to be clear about what “preventive detention” authorizes. It does not merely allow the U.S. Government to imprison people alleged to have committed Terrorist acts yet who are unable to be convicted in a civilian court proceeding. That class is merely a subset, perhaps a small subset, of who the Government can detain. Far more significant, “preventive detention” allows indefinite imprisonment not based on proven crimes or past violations of law, but of those deemed generally “dangerous” by the Government for various reasons (such as, as Obama put it yesterday, they “expressed their allegiance to Osama bin Laden” or “otherwise made it clear that they want to kill Americans”). That’s what “preventive” means: imprisoning people because the Government claims they are likely to engage in violent acts in the future because they are alleged to be “combatants.”

Once known, the details of the proposal could — and likely will — make this even more extreme by extending the “preventive detention” power beyond a handful of Guantanamo detainees to anyone, anywhere in the world, alleged to be a “combatant.” After all, once you accept the rationale on which this proposal is based — namely, that the U.S. Government must, in order to keep us safe, preventively detain “dangerous” people even when they can’t prove they violated any laws — there’s no coherent reason whatsoever to limit that power to people already at Guantanamo, as opposed to indefinitely imprisoning with no trials all allegedly “dangerous” combatants, whether located in Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Western countries and even the U.S.

Facts and myths about Obama’s preventive detention proposal

States Demand Federal Government Stop Violating Constitution

New Hampshire lawmaker seeks to reaffirm state ‘sovereignty’

A Republican New Hampshire state representative, Dan Itse, told Foxs Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade that he has offered a bill to reaffirm the sovereignty of New Hampsire. Itse says that Congress and the Obama administration are on the verge of requiring involuntary servitude and taking away Second Amendment rights to own guns. Itse said that 25 other states have similar resolutions.

Soldier Wants Proof of Obama’s Citizenship Before Following Orders

Soldier doubts eligibility, defies president’s orders
‘As an officer, my sworn oath to support and defend our Constitution requires this’

A U.S. soldier on active duty in Iraq has called President Obama an “impostor” in a statement in which he affirmed plans to join as plaintiff in a challenge to Obama’s eligibility to be commander in chief.

The statement was publicized by California attorney Orly Taitz who, along with her Defend Our Freedom Foundation, is working on a series of legal cases seeking to uncover Obama’s birth records and other documents that would reveal whether he meets the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.

“As an active-duty officer in the United States Army, I have grave concerns about the constitutional eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to hold the office of president of the United States,” wrote Scott Easterling in a “to-whom-it-may-concern” letter.

Obama “has absolutely refused to provide to the American public his original birth certificate, as well as other documents which may prove or disprove his eligibility,” Easterling wrote. “In fact, he has fought every attempt made by concerned citizens in their effort to force him to do so.”

Taitz told WND she had advised Easterling to obtain legal counsel before making any statements regarding the commander-in-chief, but he insisted on moving forward. His contention is that as an active member of the U.S. military, he is required to follow orders from a sitting president, and he needs – on pain of court-martial – to know that Obama is eligible.

Taitz said other legal cases questioning Obama’s eligibility filed by members of the military mostly have included retired officers, and courts several times have ruled they don’t have standing to issue their challenge.

Easterling, however, is subject to enemy fire and certainly would have a reason to need to know the legitimacy of his orders, she argued.

“Until Mr. Obama releases a ‘vault copy’ of his original birth certificate for public review, I will consider him neither my Commander in Chief nor my President, but rather, a usurper to the Office – an impostor,” his statement said.

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To date 270,221 signatures have been added to a Petition for the public release of Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate:

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Obama’s Plan for a National Security Force

Rep. Paul Broun, a Republican congressman from Georgia, is concerned about Obama’s plans of constructing a National Security Force. He warns that it is what Hitler did in Nazi Germany.