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AUGUST 7, 2009


PURPOSE:
To upset you!  To anger you!
To show you enough of the abuses of liberalism that you will get involved.
To encourage you to contact your elected representatives and object.
NOTHING WILL CHANGE UNTIL YOU DO!!!
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"By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation."  - Edmond Burke

"The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country." – Milton Friedman

The people must also be self-assertive. They must have the spirit of the old Revolutionary War flag: "Don't tread on me!" They must be vigilant against those, at home or abroad, in or out of government, who might wish to trample on their rights. They must be courageous and manly, with a sense of honor, so that in hard times they will stand up and fight, and not slink away slavishly so as to avoid trouble and danger.

Thomas G. West and Douglas A. Jeffrey, The Rise & Decline of Constitutional Government in America

The most important moral of all is that excellence is where you find it. I would extend this generalization to cover not just higher education but all education from vocational high school to graduate school. We must learn to honor excellence, indeed to demand it in every socially accepted human activity, however humble that activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. --- John William Gardner (1912 - )

COMMENTARY: 

WHITE HOUSE ASKS PUBLIC TO REPORT THEIR NEIGHBORS TO THE GOVERNMENT!

- G. T. Baker

Aug 7, 2009

First, see:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/05/white-house-draws-requesting-fishy-information-supporters-health-reform/

Then see:
>>> http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtTBkxvBq88

Note that the denials of the AARP are bogus.  Their political action committees have been liberal supporters and contributors for decades, usually even at the detriment of their own elderly membership.

Okay, now let's get this straight.  Our government is asking people to report their friends and neighbors if they think the neighbors say something about the Obamacare program which the Obama Administration doesn't like.

That is precisely the kind of government philosophy that existed in Communist Russia and in Nazi Germany, and it is a case of the fundamental beliefs of the Obama Administration laid bare for all to see.

One more example of Obama's promised "change."  How do you like it?


COMMENTARY: 

WHAT HAPPENS TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS WHO VIOLATE THEIR OATH OF OFFICE?

- G. T. Baker

Aug 7, 2009

This is the oath of office for the President of the United States, and for members of Members of Congress:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

Question!  What is the penalty if the President or a Congressman violates their oath of office?  Apparently there is no statute penalty.  Should there be a specified penalty for the violation of their oath of office.?

Well, let's have a look at the dictionary definition of a couple of words; treason and sedition.  About here I suspect I am close to losing a few readers, but bear with me.  This exercise isn't about making any specific assertions.  As related to their oaths it is to raise the question of malfeasance in office, either by intent, or by omission, and to question whether of not previous actions by the President or any of our Congressmen could fit the definition of treason or sedition.

TREASON:  def:  noun - 1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.  2. a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.  3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

SEDITION: def:  noun - 1. incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.  2. any action, esp. in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.  3. Archaic. rebellious disorder.

Treason is any attempt to overthrow the government or impair the well-being of a state to which one owes allegiance; the crime of giving aid or comfort to the enemies of one's government.

Sedition is any act, writing, speech, etc., directed unlawfully against state authority, the government, or constitution, or calculated to bring it into contempt or to incite others to hostility, ill will or disaffection; it does not amount to treason and therefore is not a capital offense.

While I don't believe it can be said that the President or any Congressman has out-and-out comitted treason or sedition it is an open question, especially according to the #3 treason definition.

Okay, now let's drop the question of treason and sedition and instead question how many of our public officials may have engaged in actions that rise to serious subversions of the U. S. Constitution and and therefore violations of their oaths of office.

Finally, we return to the original question.  Should there be specific statue penalties for the President, for Congressmen, and for other public officials who violate their oaths of office?

- LINKS

The IRS:  http://www.fff.org/freedom/fd0804f.asp

List of upcoming Congressional Town Hall meetings:  http://www.cprights.org/townhalls.php

Unions called out to stifle dissent at Town Hall meetings:  http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/06/unions-joining-the-fray-in-health-care-overhaul/

AARP tells it own members to "shut up," and that their opinions aren't wanted:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoMNDdQ1_h0

Personal denegration and false assertions:  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/07/opinion/07krugman.html?_r=2&ref=opinion

Get ready!  Here it comes:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/25891.html

Yesterday 5 U. S. Marines died in Afghanistan:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/06/white-house-war-terrorism-over/

Congress to Florida - "Spend!  Spend!  Spend!  Spend!  Spend!":  http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE57558V20090806

Obamabots have criticized the vocal protestors for what they were wearing at townhall meetings.  Okay, fair enough.  Now let's have a look at what is acceptable apparel for left-wing protestors:  http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/06/how-to-dress-like-an-authentic-grass-roots-activist/

Obama Administration considering another stimulus program:  http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/07/romer.second.stimulus/index.html

US loses 247,000 more jobs.  Administration says that's a good sign:  http://www.miamiherald.com/business/breaking-news/story/1175335.html

Obama supporters exposed.  Union thugs attack and beat conservative black man at St Louis townhall meeting:  http://www.infowars.com/union-thugs-beat-patriot-at-obamacare-town-hall-in-st-louis/

You are seeing almost nothing about protests at townhall meetings and you are being told they are funded and organized by outside sources.  Wrong!  BTW!  Note the commercially printed t-shirts and signs at liberal protests compared to the townhall protests where the signs are almost universally hand-made.  Now tell me which are and which aren't  true grass roots happenings.  Here is a URL to a bunch of videos of protests occuring at townhall meetings:  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=town+hall+protestors&search_type=&aq=f

You need to know this.  Obama says our missile defense systems are unproven, unreliable and unfundable:  http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=334363762237939

Obama's healthcare bill includes funds for abortions:  http://www.lifenews.com/nat5321.html

Dems vote essentially kills nuclear power:  http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=334190009926126

By any measure Obama has so far been a total failure:  http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/07/obama_fails_1.html

A THOUGHT IN PASSING:  Has it ever occured to you that Congressmen don't really have to do any hard work?   They don't have to decide what to keep and what to drop when it comes to making a budget balence.  They don't have to do anything harder than hit the "spend more" button over and over, and that's exactly what they do.


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Seems like the Obama Administration doesn't agree with Lincoln.
Rather, they seem to have adopted the philosophy of:

OF THE GOVERNMENT
BY THE GOVERNMENT
FOR THE GOVERNMENT

RIGHT?



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