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Middle East Hullabaloo of the Past 24 Hours 02/02/2011

Posted by Leona Dawnfire in Freedom, Government.
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A lot has happened since the last post, merely 24 hours ago!  24 hours ago, Obama was not taking sides in the Egyptian riots (but vaguely supporting Mubarak), the President of Egypt had not responded to the protesters requests, the Jordanian government was still in full power, and the US ally Yemei President intended on keeping power, even after 32 years.

24 hours later, President Obama advised Mubarak to step aside, which he did, in a sense, proclaiming that he has chosen not to run for reelection in the upcoming September elections.  The protesters are being told by the Egyptian military to “go home,” but the Egyptians are not convinced that they will get the reforms they seek, especially while Mubarak is still in power.

Also, in other Middle East news, following the riots in Tunisia and Egypt, King Abdullah II dissolved the Jordanian government in the face of small riots in his own country and established a new prime minister, boosted economic opportunities, and gave Jordanians greater political power.  The Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t believe the change is enough.

And to continue the turmoil, today Ali Abdullah Saleh has responded to protests against him in his country by announcing that he will not remain in power nor turn over power to his son as previously intended.

Wow.

Keep an eye on the Middle East turmoil.  History is in the making – and no one knows what the result will be.

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Egyptian Riots 02/01/2011

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For more than a week, the people of Egypt have been rioting against an oppressive government of 30 years.

“Decades of frustration, borne out of police brutality, systematic corruption and desperate poverty, exploded into revolutionary anger overnight. And the bad news for Mubarak is that this anger shows no sign of abating” (Bradley, Daily Mail).

And Mubarak is refusing to step down, despite the pleas of the people.  Instead, the police and military have been mobilized against the protesters, and the death toll is already above 100.

And throughout these riots, the White House has claimed its neutrality, a shocking contrast to the America of the past where freedom from dictatorships was who we were.  We believed in freedom.

Thus far, Americans have not been targeted as part of the protest, but it will not be long before the Egyptian people, and perhaps the Muslim Brotherhood will use this to their advantage, realize that a main reason Mubarak and his government have remained in power so long is support from the United States.  As we do so often in our recent history, the United States has backed yet another dictator over the freedom of its people.  Other examples in the Middle East are the Shah of Iran after the CIA/MI6 overthrow of the Iranian democratic leader and (ironically) Saddam Hussein.  America’s more recent track record doesn’t bode well.

With America being such a great ally of Egypt, one must wonder who America is friends with – the hated dictator or the people of Egypt?

America was founded on an uprising against a King and Parliament who overtaxed and treated the colonies like a group of second-class citizens.

The people of Egypt have been the victims of brutality (example: a 13 year old boy beaten and raped by police for suspicion of stealing tea), vast corruption, and censorship.  Egypt has out up with more than our Founding Fathers did before they chose to retake their freedom.  And yet the President of the United States will not choose to support the protesters and the freedom of the Egyptian people because of political bounds to the dictatorial government of Egypt?  What happened, America?

Why has President Obama said that protesters have the responsibility to “express themselves peacefully”?  Think about it.  Expressing yourself peacefully in a regime that throttles the press, arrests and beats citizens without cause, and Obama would have them express themselves peacefully?  President Mubarak has already closed all routes of effective expression of opposing views peacefully.

And as history should teach us, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable” (JFK).

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1352090/EGYPT-RIOTS-Hosni-Mubarak-beware-comes-next.html#ixzz1Ci1Y2qEo

 

Bill Makes it Illegal to Grow, Share, or Sell Your Own Food – But Mostly a General Rant 08/19/2010

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The sheer arrogance and greed of the US federal government continues to shock and astound me and, I’m not hesitant to admit, anger me greatly.

Even the imperial British government did not withhold as many rights, take as much hard-earned money, or spy so intently upon the citizens of the colonies.

We broke off from the British Empire because we were not given the full rights as citizens.  We now have far fewer freedoms, far less independence, and we pay far too high a cost, all for supposed “security.”  Look at our borders.  Look at how not even the states themselves are being permitted to protect themselves.

Look at how you can’t properly protect yourself.  Look how you don’t really own your own property, nor even the money that you work hard to earn.

Nor even that backyard garden, apparently:

(fortunately, this bill seems to keep getting more and more of it struck out)

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s111-510

http://www.federalobserver.com/2010/08/07/sb-s510-will-allow-government-to-put-you-in-jail/

Is this what we wanted?  Where is our freedom?

H.R. 5741 – Mandatory Service to Federal Government – Conscription/Slavery 07/27/2010

Posted by Leona Dawnfire in Freedom, Government.
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Mr. Rangel, our friend who has been caught in ethical misconduct, has introduced a bill which would require mandatory service to the federal government, military or otherwise, for all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42.

This is, at best, conscription for service to the federal government and, at worst, forced slavery upon the American population.  College does not get your service postponed, unlike the draft, if the government and/or President requires the service from you.  The President can declare a national emergency and have complete control over the 18-42 year old population of America.

What do we owe the federal government?  We have a federal government in order to protect us, our property, and our rights – but they are not protecting us.  The Southern border is being overrun, the federal government unjustly and illegally takes great portions of the money we earn, and they constantly instate new laws and regulations that limit our rights.

The Founding Fathers would be furious and horrified by what our once great nation has become.  We are slaves to our government, instead of the being the free peoples we ought to be.  The colonies broke away from the most powerful empire in the world because they were not given proper representation in the government, and because their rights as human beings (and British citizens) were being violated.  Now our rights as American citizens are being violated, and have been grossly violated for generations.

Now I ask you:  what are we going to do about it?

Read this preposterous bill here:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-5741

Government Lawsuit Against Arizona – Revealing Our Illegal Government 07/08/2010

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The federal government has brought a lawsuit against the state of Arizona over S.B. 1070, which allows police in Arizona to look into the immigration status of people under suspicion of being illegal who have committed another violation or offense. Arizona, along with other states along the border, are very adversely affected by illegal immigration, even including kidnappings and murders because of human trafficking and drug gangs from Mexico.

According to the lawsuit, the federal government wants to permanently declare S.B. 1070 invalid, “because S.B. 1070 is preempted by federal law and therefore violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution.” Incidentally, United States Code Title 8, 1227, a law by the federal government, allows the deportation of immigrants through a criminal act (such as moral turpitude, murder, forgery, trafficking, falsely claiming citizenship, being an illegal immigrant, etc.) – so, technically, the Arizona law is actually in accordance with the federal government code on this matter.

The Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution is the main argument for the federal government’s case in the lawsuit. Here is was has been dubbed “The Supremacy Clause” in Article VI:

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

For years, the government has interpreted this passage as meaning that anything that the government does comes first over the states and citizens. However, this is incorrect: this clause makes it so that any treaties or laws made in accordance with the Constitution by the federal government supersede laws and treaties made by the individual states. The meaning of this clause, and much of the Constitution, has been lost to the federal government.

The lawsuit claims that the United States government has preeminent authority to regulate immigration matters, and then goes on to make the (absurd) claim that this power derives from the United States Constitution. Ironically, the Constitution the government claims is on their side in this matter is actually very much the opposite.

As I have already shown, the Supremacy Clause can only apply if the laws made by the federal government are in accordance with the US Constitution. There is only one reference to immigration/migration in the entire Constitution, in Article I, Section 9:

The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.

So, until the year 1888, the government could do nothing about immigration except put a tax or duty on the importation. Thus, now, they have the right to deny the immigration of peoples, but they can do nothing to force said immigration, or even to make laws about it at all – it isn’t up to the federal government. Thus, the “Supremacy Clause” cannot apply.

The lawsuit says that: “The United States understands the State of Arizona’s legitimate concerns about illegal immigration, and has undertaken significant efforts to secure our nation’s borders.” Interestingly enough, nothing is really being done by the federal government to stop the illegal immigration into Arizona.

The federal government is, essentially, in a business contract with the states. The government keeps their end, the states/citizens keep theirs, the partnership continues. If, at any time, the government does not keep their side of the agreement, the states and the citizens have a right and duty “to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security” (Declaration of Independence). As Thomas Jefferson said, “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”

Here is part of the agreement:
Article III, Section 1 of the United States Constitution states:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

Shall protect each of them against Invasion? Does the illegal immigration over the Southern border, which is putting a burden on the economy, not to mention causing deaths and disappearances, not count as Invasion? How can it not be considered such? Yet the federal government, in one of the few things that they are supposed to do, is turning a blind eye, and even attempting to stop the states from protecting themselves.

This conduct alone, this extreme breach of contract, means that the bonds between the federal government and the States are legally dissolved. Legally, the federal government no longer has any power.

And, just to add to the reasons why the federal government has no right to be our federal government, I present, once again, the Tenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The Arizona lawsuit has no legal grounds whatsoever – in fact, this lawsuit exposes how illegal our own government is.

Bad News for the American Education System… 07/05/2010

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In a Marist College poll released on July 2nd, 26 percent failed to identify the nation the United States colonies fought to gain independence.

Read more:
http://maristpoll.marist.edu/72-don’t-know-much-about-history/

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/percent_gain_americans_have_its_QhGoegTLwJImnd06KuWUrO#ixzz0sZ8PBBu6

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/02/dont-know-much-about-history/?iref=allsearch&fbid=e083dIoeIbM

Happy Independence Day! 07/04/2010

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On July 4th, 1776, America’s Founding Fathers approved the Declaration of Independence. This was a valiant step away from tyranny and towards liberty and freedom.

Today, I am celebrating the beginnings of America by going to one of many Tea Parties across the country. I encourage everyone to attend one of these events to celebrate – and to show that you want our freedom and independence back, just like our Founding Fathers.

Happy Independence Day!

Hillary Clinton Announces that Obama Will Sue Arizona Over Immigration Law 06/17/2010

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In an interview in Ecuador on June 8th, Hillary revealed that the Obama Administration is going to sue Arizona over their immigration law.

First off, more than half of America agrees with the Arizona immigration law, and many states wish to implement similar laws in the near future. With such support from citizens and states in the Union, one would think that Obama would never go so far as to challenge the Law in court…especially on the grounds that:

“President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy.” (Quote from Hillary in the interview)

Contrary to the federal government’s belief, determining immigration policy is not in their power. The only part of the Constitution giving them any power in immigration is as follows:

Excerpt of Article 1, Section 9
“The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.”

Essentially, until the year 1888, the federal government could not keep states from allowing the immigration of those they see fit. They could only place a minor tax on such importation.

Since it is clearly after 1888, the government now has the power to keep states from allowing some immigration.

The federal government does not have the power to force a state to allow for the immigration for certain people. That power lies within the separate states themselves, along with most power in the country.

If Obama sues Arizona over the law, Arizona must win. There is no choice – the federal government does not hold the Constitutional right to force immigration of peoples upon a state. Need I repeat the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights?

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The power to keep people out of the States is not delegated to the US federal government by the Constitution, and it is not prohibited to the States by the Constitution – thus, it is reserved to the States or to the people!

(Then, of course, there’s the fact that the law is dealing with illegal immigration – thus, Invasion, which the federal government is supposed to protect the States and the citizens from. More on this in previous blog entry)

http://www.therightscoop.com/hillary-clinton-yes-obama-is-filing-a-lawsuit-against-the-arizona-law

Serious Violation of the Constitution – Obama Gives Strip of Arizona to Mexicans and Does Not Protect Americans 06/15/2010

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PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO

The following video reveals extremely important information about the Arizona border – and how Obama and our federal government are failing their constitutional duties. This is very wrong.

One does NOT take care of crime by relinquishing control of a crime-ridden area to the criminals and advising everyone else to stay away. That land belongs to Arizona – not Mexico, and not the federal government.

And even more importantly, the federal government is severely violating the Constitution, resulting in loss of American property and life. Article IV Section 4 of the United States Constitution states [emphasis mine]:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

How is drug and gang crime from a neighboring country, which results in the death and loss of Americans near the Southern border, NOT invasion? And now Obama has surrendered these lands to these invaders.

The federal government is REQUIRED to protect American citizens. It is one of the few purposes that the federal government was supposed to exist for! They are failing as our government – they are failing the American people.

From the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

The federal government is there for our protection. Yet, time and time again, the federal government continues to violate our rights, our freedoms, for their own gain on their own whims. The more they do, the more they violate our rights.

Americans are being taken from their homes because the federal government is not even trying to do their job.

Americans are dying on American soil because the federal government is violating our Constitution.

How much more are we going to take? Our Founding Fathers revolted over taxation without representation – that is the least of our government’s crimes.

Gather Your Armies – Amazing Ad from Alabama 06/15/2010

Posted by Leona Dawnfire in Freedom, Government, Health Care.
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