Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Liberty, Freedom & Slavery: Part 1 – The Preamble

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

The Preamble to the Constitution, transcribed above, is a noble statement of the intent of the 1st Constitutional Convention. It tells us why the founders wrote the remainder of the document

It seems very clear. It’s hard to misunderstand. The Preamble clearly does not grant powers or restrict powers for anyone, or any group, or to the government.

Nevertheless, we hear congressmen and senators in Washington pointing to this Preamble – this statement of intent – as the authority for whatever whim strikes their fancy; for whatever legislation they dream up.

They tell us the Constitution gives them the power to do anything they think will “promote the general Welfare”.

If that were the intention of the Constitution’s writers they could have dispensed with half of the document.

If that were the intention of the Constitution’s writers they wouldn’t created an amendment process.

If that were the intention of the Constitution’s writers they wouldn’t have added the Bill of Rights.

If that were the intention of the Constitution’s writers they wouldn’t have listed the “Powers of Congress” in Section 8.

If that were the intention of the Constitution’s writers they wouldn’t have listed the “Limits on Congress” in Section 9.

Obviously, the writers of the Constitution did not intend Congress to be able to enact whatever law they wished to ascribe to promoting the general welfare. But the current members of that once august body, simply do not care what the Constitution says or what the writers of the Constitution intended


The link above will take you to an on-line version of the Constitution of the United States. If you read it, you will be surprised at what Congress is not allowed to do.

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Liberty, Freedom & Slavery: Part 1 - The Preamble

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

David & Bathsheba - Obama & the Nobel

The abridged Bible story version:
King David spied Bathsheba on the roof top and lusted for her. He sent for her and got her pregnant.

Bathsheba’s husband, an officer in David’s army, brought David a message from the battlefield. Needing an opportunity to cover up their adultery, David offered Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband, an opportunity to sleep at home with his wife before returning to the battlefield. But, thinking of his men and fellow solders, Uriah declined the offer and returned to the battle without sleeping with Bathsheba.

Then David ordered his general to assign Uriah the most dangerous place on the battlefield - where he was subsequently killed.

Later, David took Bathsheba as his wife and she bore him a son. The Prophet Nathan rebuked David for his sins against Uriah. And God punished David.

The Obama version:
President Obama saw an opportunity to feel love from more people around the world by winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

He lusted for the Prize and for the love of many people, so he dithered over sending requested reinforcements to Afghanistan. Without additional troops to implement the counter-insurgency strategy, greater numbers of American solders will likely die.

It’s said President Obama may wait until after the consummation of the Nobel award ceremony to announce his decision on the requested reinforcements.

David killed one honorable man to satisfy his lust; Obama’s lust may kill hundreds.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Nobel Peace Prize – Really?

As the entire world knows by now, Barack Hussein Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. I’m told the nominations were made in February 2009 – the month following his inauguration as President of the United States.

In his first month in office he did nothing to save the world and create “peace in our day”. In his first nine months in office – to date – he has done nothing to further world peace.

So far, he’s continued the policies of George W Bush in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though his appointed top General now wants to change the strategy.

Barack Hussein Obama continues the Iran policies of George W Bush – orchestrating ever stricter sanctions while Iran continues its nuclear weapons development.

Terrorists still occupy Club Gitmo despite his executive order to close it. He still hasn’t figured out what to do with these worst of the worst terrorists captured on the field of battle.

He reneged on his earlier promise to continue George W Bush’s policy of extending the US ballistic missile shield to defend Poland and the Czech Republic.

Barack Hussein Obama nationalized large portions of the automobile and banking industries. He’s also working hard to nationalize the health insurance industry and cripple the energy industry while raising taxes on everyone in multiple ways in the middle of recession.

He raised tariffs on tires imported from China.

I can’t think of much else he’s done in his first nine months except talk and travel. He’s done a lot of that, visiting numerous cities overseas and taking every possible opportunity to apologize for everything done by the United States prior to the beginning of his term in office.

So, did the Nobel Committee award Barack Hussein Obama the Peace Prize for what he has done? No?

Perhaps he was awarded the prize for preventing John McCain from being President.

Why then? Because he’s black? If so, the award should’ve gone to the American voters who elected him.

Barack Hussein Obama in a short statement this morning said he is not worthy to receive this award. On the surface this seems one of the few times truth has escaped his lips.

On the other hand, the Nobel Peace Prize isn’t what it once was. It’s been so devalued in recent years that perhaps he is worthy. Worthy of a prize awarded for adherence to a radical socialist agenda – not for increasing peace in the world.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cry Racism!

The University of Virginia, like many other schools, celebrates an annual “Diversity Day” that is more of a “White Guilt Awareness Day”.

Newsweek’s recent cover story, “See Baby Discriminate” concludes that children are natural racists and must be trained out of it.

Eric Holder, President Obama’s Attorney General, said the United States was “a nation of Cowards” on matters of race. But the socialist Left in the United States has no inhibitions about calling Conservatives and Libertarians of any color racists or worse.

Julianne Malveaux, cited as a “race expert” on ABC’s “Good Morning America” said of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: “I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease…”

In her September 12th column Maureen Dowd asserted that Representative Joe Wilson’s “You Lie!” outburst was racist. She wrote: “Surrounded by middle-aged white guys – a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men’s club – Joe Wilson yelled ‘You lie!’ at a president who didn’t. But fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!

If Maureen Dowd heard “You lie, boy!” instead of “You lie!” it says much more about Maureen Dowd than about Joe Wilson. One must wonder how often she uses that phrase, if only in her mind, for her to hear it so clearly when so many others did not.

Still Holder has a point. There was little outcry when young black men brandishing clubs intimidated voters at polling places last November. There was barely a murmur when charges against them were dropped by Eric Holder’s Justice Department a few months later.

Except for Rush Limbaugh and the rest of talk radio, one might never have heard of Tea Partiers called Nazi’s and “brown shirts” by leading Democrats.

Until I read it on American Thinker I hadn’t heard anything about how black entertainer Lloyd Marcus was treated by opponents of the numerous Tea Parties across America; for example. “You are the dumbest self hating f***ing n***** I have ever seen!”

But the Tea Parties are changing things - or perhaps it was Eric Holders exhortation to talk about race openly. Conservatives are starting to speak despite being called racists. The Left has used it too often and against people to whom it would not stick. Plus, the stakes are too high now to allow racist intimidation to keep us from speaking.

When we speak of race what shall we say? Shall we remind you of the white cop in Massachusetts who was called a racist by a Harvard professor for investigating a possible home invasion? Shall we mention that Tiger Woods is the most popular Golfer in decades? What about the millions of dollars earned by Oprah and Bill Cosby because tens of millions of white people like watching them?

Can we talk about authors Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams? How about Colin Powell and Condi Rice? Can we say anything about Clarence Thomas?

Bobby Jindal is of Indian (Asian) descent not African, but as Governor of Louisiana, he’s a bright shinning star in the Conservative Movement.

We could remind you that Socialists (Liberals) supported the abortion of 40,000,000 unborn black American children and that mostly white conservatives opposed it. We might tell you that Socialists (Liberals) oppose school voucher programs that have lifted thousands of inner-city children out of failed Socialist-run public school systems - and that mostly white conservatives had to fight to get those programs started.

We will tell you that President Obama’s Socialist policies are bad for America. They are bad for us and they are bad for you. Yes, he is a black man and yes, his policies are bad.

It’s a shame that the first black President of the United States had to be a left-wing Socialist Democrat who will probably go down in history not only as the first black president but also as the worst president.

I truly wish the first black president could have been a conservative that people voted for because of his policies, experience, and integrity. Unfortunately, many people fell in love with the idea of voting for the first black president. As a result we have Barack Hussein Obama – no experience, no integrity – just pure unadulterated Socialism.

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