James Madison on the Government Shutdown

Oct 02, 13 James Madison on the Government Shutdown

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This little history lesson is for all the members of the Democratic-Socialist Party and their unpaid propagandists in the media who decry Republicans as terrorists in regards to the current government shutdown. Simply, this is how our republic is supposed to work.  There are checks and balances between branches, there are checks and balances between states, and there are checks and balances between factions as well. From Federalist No. 58, penned by James Madison (for the lefties out there, he might just be considered the foremost authority on the Constitution): Admitting, however, that they should all be insufficient to subdue the unjust policy of the smaller States, or their predominant influence in the councils of the Senate, a constitutional and infallible resource still remains with the larger States, by which they will be able at all times to accomplish their just purposes. The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose, the supplies requisite for the support of government. They, in a word, hold the purse that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the people gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the government. This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure. In other words, the Democratic-Socialist faction, also known as the “takers” have imposed an onerous piece of legislation known as Obamacare, upon the creators and workers.  Simply put, the House of Representatives is addressing the grievance. The Senate is not the House of Lords, and Obama does not rule by Divine Right.  The only solution to the current shutdown is a redress of our grievances.  Nothing...

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Should We Go To War to Save Obama’s Reputation as a Warrior?

Sep 08, 13 Should We Go To War to Save Obama’s Reputation as a Warrior?

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If you can stomach a few minutes of Chris Matthews, right at the end of the clip, he all but says that is what the vote is about, to save Obama’s reputation.   That is of course not reason to go to war.  Syria offers no national interest to fight for and in fact, allowing the Assad regime and fanatical Muslim rebels to kill each for years, in fact, is the only national interest we have there. Sure, it is sad that people have been killed by a bad, evil man, but if that is a reason to go to war, then we should be invading North Korea, Nigeria, Liberia, Kenya and so this moment, because people are dying every day in these places as well at the hands of rotten people an groups.  Feeling sorry for folks isn’t a reason to go war, unless of course you want to be involved perpetually in dozens of countries around the world. What really is at stake here, is the reputation of the United States.  Obama has proven to be, on the whole, a weak foreign policy president.  Our enemies know this and lobbing a few missiles into Syria isn’t going to change that.  This nation will have to endure three more years of captain who remains below deck while the ship of state is rudderless. What we can save, though is the Republic.  A king uses his army to create or enhance a reputation, but we don’t have a king.  The United States has a citizen leader, bound the Constitution and the people. Reigning in Obama’s seemingly “divine right” to do as he sees fit style of governance and reestablishing limits on the executive would in fact save the reputation of the United States and send a message that we retain some vestige of virtue in our civic...

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Writ of Mandamus Against Obama Administration and the Mainstream Press Literally Ignores It

Aug 18, 13 D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Writ of Mandamus Against Obama Administration and the Mainstream Press Literally Ignores It

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What is a Writ of Mandamus? ” It is an order from a court to an inferior government official ordering that government official to properly fulfill their official duties or correct an abuse of discretion.” Just last week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued such a writ and the only new organization that reported on it was the Wall Street Journal. Here’s a screenshot of a Google news search. Had this been a Republican administration, the press would have said this “decision shows the lawlessness of this President” or something similar.  Not only would they have said it, they would have repeated it and repeated it over and over. In essence, despite being required by Congress  to get the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump up and operating, the Obama administration through the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dragged its heels in issuing permits, thus, not carrying out the law. Here is what the Wall Street Journal wrote: Mr. Obama promised to kill Yucca as a candidate and the Energy Department tried to yank the license application after his election. But an NRC safety board made up of administrative judges ruled unanimously that this was illegal unless Congress passed a law authorizing it. Mr. Obama then teamed up with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada to stack the NRC with anti-Yucca appointees. Although Congress appropriated money to conduct the review, the NRC flat-out refused, in violation of the three-year statutory deadline. “By its own admission, the Commission has no current intention of complying with the law,” writes Judge Kavanaugh, despite a 2011 ruling from a separate D.C. Circuit panel instructing the NRC to follow through. The ruling also invited Congress “to clarify this issue if it wished to do so.” Congress did not amend the 1983 statute. “As things stand, therefore, the Commission is simply flouting the law,” Judge Kavanaugh continues. “In light of the constitutional respect owed to Congress, and having fully exhausted the alternatives available to us,” the court had no option...

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On Twitter, the Great Uniter Calls Us “Severe Conservatives”

Mar 16, 13 On Twitter, the Great Uniter Calls Us “Severe Conservatives”

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Via Doug Ross, the President once again proves that he is a little vindictive man who can’t fill the office of statesmen. The “Great Uniter” flips off 47% of the country, via Twitter.  My how Presidential of Barack Hussein Obama.  I guess that means I can call him a rabid leftist now? Do you know understand why nothing gets done in Washington under this administration?  It is because our President is a self-absorbed, arrogant, petty man. My suggestion is to fire back on Obama’s Twitter account, and remind him that this Tweet is below the dignity of the office. So, I added in my two cents… While this Tweet wasn’t signed, “BO”, it still has his name on it and it was posted for him, on his account. For you entertainment, I took a screenshot of some of the responses. A few...

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Senator Cruz Takes Diane Feinstein’s Gun Ban to Task

Mar 15, 13 Senator Cruz Takes Diane Feinstein’s Gun Ban to Task

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After looking at the resume of Senator Cruz, Republican from Texas, it is quite clear that is a brilliant man, schooled in the Constitution. In the video below, he Socrates to Feinstein’s  Peter Griffin.  The question is right on the mark.  If you can ban certain guns, even though the Constitution recognizes the inherent right to be armed, then what books would you ban, what words will you prohibit…. Simply brilliant. We need more Republicans like this man. He has a backbone and he taking the fight to the left, and quite frankly, knocking them on their ass. They are not used to be challenged. More please. Hat Tip Ace of...

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Be Vewwy Vewwy Quiet, I’m Hunting Wepubwicans

Feb 03, 13 Be Vewwy Vewwy Quiet, I’m Hunting Wepubwicans

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The post title is completely stolen from Iowahawk. So Obama releases a picture of him shooting at Camp David, along with the standard leftist B.S. that hunting is a treasured American tradition, which implies that modern weapons are not needed by a citizenry. First, the mocking of Obama is pure gold. This one is pure gold. Runner-up, but it does point a point on the fact that an 80 year old women looks more natural with a machine gun than Obama does with a rifle. Here’s the Second Amendment, once again…. A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed As a “constitutional” scholar, Obama should know that the Second Amendment is not about hunting, but rather the God given right that all free men possess, in that they are entitled to the means to unseat those which threaten their life, liberty, or property. Obama is either a liar, or he needs to get his money back for the classes he took on Con...

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