The unbrella of federal corruption …

August 2, 2010

If Obama’s DOJ prevails in the courts re Obamacare, THEN it will have succeeded in undermining the 10th Amendment irreparably.

If the courts determine the federal government has the constitutional authority to force the citizens of a given state to purchase a product from a private company, THEN it can force our people to buy anything that hypothetically, theoretically, actually, or virtually, crosses a state’s border. It might even, by fiat, “deem” it to have crossed such a line.

How you ask? By default. Following such a decision, name one product which that wouldn’t fall under that umbrella?

You might suggest a product produced exclusively within the borders of a given state. I would counter, only if 100% of the product is produced in the state, not 99 44/100%. If so much as a lubricant came from another state, Then it would fall in the shade. If the plastic wrap on the packaged good came from another state … bingo!

I would really be interested in hearing your thoughts on this one.


An unfalsifiable bias against truth …

July 31, 2010

A person’s arrogance may blind him to truth in such a way he acquires an unfalsifiable bias against it … like trying to read a traffic sign with the sun directly behind it.

It’s commonly known if the narcissist eye-witnesses an event his ego can’t handle, he will deny it happened.

Some people are indirectly blinded by the conceit of others and can’t see the truth for the glare … like trying to read house numbers while snowblind. Included in this category are may highly educated RINOs, lawyers, and prominent personalities.

Children, I talks to God and God talks to me. I goes out and talks to God in de fields and de woods. Dis morning I was walking out, and I got over de fence. I saw de wheat a holding up its head, looking very big. I goes up and takes holt ob it. You b’lieve it, dere was no wheat dare? I says, God, what is de matter wid dis wheat? and he says to me, “Sojourner, dere is a little weasel in it.”

Now I hears talkin’ about de Constitution and de rights of man. I comes up and I takes hold of dis Constitution. it looks mighty big, and I feels for my rights, but der aint any dare. Den, I says, God, what ails dis Constitution? He says to me, “Sojourner, dere is a little weasel in it.”

I carry no weapon; the Lord will reserve [i.e., preserve] me without weapons, I feel safe even in the midst of my enemies; for the truth is powerful and will prevail.

Sojourner Truth

Americans, take your eyes off your selves and your cultural idols … seek instead truth. You know where to find it – in the words of our nation’s historical elders and founders.

Chi’len, you listen to ol’ Sojourner, “You know dere a bunch dem weasels in Washington!”


Don’t spin when you blow it …

July 28, 2010

Politics is no nap in the shade of a fig tree, those who enter the game should know the rules.

I appreciate candidate Buck’s frustration with those who can’t focus on the big picture [birthers] but there’s no excuse for spin when you blow it. Especially when your error has huge consequences.

Politicians and pundits need to understand – for many Americans the man in the White House is illegitimate … respect that fact and respect them as well.

The question for those of us who are rational, as opposed to emotional, it’s a question of Constitutional Law that needs to be resoved before it’s too late.

It may be too late already.


Nothing is clear any more …

July 26, 2010

See … I was right! On and on it goes!

Freedom of speech is a natural right and yet lawyers and courts have so muddied the waters that nothing is clear any more …


Muddying the waters of liberty …

July 26, 2010

The Federalists were right when they tried to limit additions to our Constitution prior to its ratification; this was based on a fear the efforts of men to explain legally and exhaustively our birth-rights would simply muddy an already difficult apologetic.

Their reservations have proven to be spot on! Recent SCOTUS decisions only point out that as long as we allow politicians, lawyers and courts to tell us what God meant when He gave us our natural rights, we’ll continue to live in a legalistic and debilitating morass. Every case, brought before and decided by a court, only complicates our existence as a free people.

When man is involved he automatically (though mostly unwittingly) acts as a corrupting agent in his own world.


Vetting the American Narrative – Imperative …

January 16, 2010

Geoffrey P. Hunt, writing in the American Thinker, revealed something about our sitting president which ought to warn Americans about the men and women we allow to nurse at the public teat, regardless of their political affiliations or persuasions.

Obama doesn’t have a narrative.  No, not a narrative about himself.  He has a self-narrative, much of it fabricated, cleverly disguised or written by someone else.  But this self-narrative is isolated and doesn’t connect with us.  He doesn’t have an American narrative that draws upon the rest of us.

In this country,  as to possession of an American narrative, voters must vet those who want to serve. That, in my mind, is what electrified us about Sarah Palin. A cursory exam of President Reagan would quickly show his.

Do we really want people without a connection to the historical American family serving in public office? Nay, I say, nay!

A review of this country’s greatest political debacles would show poisonous shrubs, absent healthy roots.


BAILOUTS: They lie! They lie!

June 25, 2009

“there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.”

Luke 12:2

The word on the street is that the Fed’s will not bailout the states. The state most often mentioned in these discussions is California.

I lived in California for five decades (1957-2007); twenty of those years were in or around the Silicon Valley, twenty more were in pastoral ministry all over the state. I earned an undergraduate degree and two graduate level degrees in the tarnished Golden State. It’s tarnished due to an entrenched corrosion called liberalism.

At this date the Obama White house is approaching its first six months anniversary; one thing is clear – Rush is right: “It’s not what they say but what they do that matters to Citizen Taxpayer.” [my paraphrase]

Obama says they will not bailout the states, but watch what he does. His administration will do what has been done in other unpopular areas (TARP, auto bailouts, Wall Street vs Main Street, …); he will simply dress bailouts in drag.

They won’t be called bailouts, they won’t be channeled through normal channels, there’ll be no legislative oversight, and God forbid if  there is a judicial review. It will smell like a bailout, look like a bailout, feel like a bailout, and each state’s shortfall will disappear just as they would under a bailout … but no one will be allowed to call it a bailout.

The White House budget office will simply shift numbers from credit to debit on the state’s books; a similar but opposite shifting of entries on the federal ledger will simultaneously take place with a “eureka” net flow of cash credits to each state equal to its deficiencies. Voilà!

Your state officials, both elected and appointed, won’t care about the long-term effect of this quasi-borrowing because the actual borrowing will be against the federal accounts.

However, the entanglement with the Feds will result in the same web of controls as the auto makers, insurance industry, and banking industry experienced under TARP funding.

Suddenly you state’s 10th Amendment sovereignty has been taken down a notch; those illegitimate children you elected to represent you won’t notice or care, because it was their collective butt that was saved. What’s a little sovereignty anyway? We’re all Americans in the end, right?

Mark my words: when the dust settles, it won’t be liberal entitlements providing the funds for this slight of hand, it’ll be conservative or family values programs that will cough up.