If this story by Eric Rush is true and I have no reason to doubt it, it is further evidence of the pretense of Christian belief by both Barack Obama and those who are in his administration. China has one of the worst record of persecuting Christians and of forcing abortions, in the world. But this is not the only consideration that this story enlightens us upon. It is further evidence of the lawlessness of Barack Obama and the total lack of any desire to advance the ability of the American people to recover from the mess that we are in. We can not blame this all on him, but the policies and programs that he promotes lead to further debt, more lawlessness, violence, destruction and they further promote a culture of death. It is a policy of divide and conquer and not a desire to lead.
I will not say that we are without hope as Christians because it is not true, our hope does not rest upon anything in this mortal world but only in our Lord Jesus Christ, our home is in heaven as is our treasure. I merely point this out as a notice that the prophecies that have been given us, seem to be in the process of being fulfilled and as instructed by Jesus Himself, it is our job to watch, listen, warn and be aware so that we are not caught unaware. God uses men to accomplish His goals and if this is the time that Jesus will return, God can use Barack Obama to accomplish this. We need to use our voices and warn high and low of the coming difficulties so that followers will not be caught unaware. We know that in the end time that we will face increased persecution and it is happening throughout the whole of the world to varying degrees. We have lost God’s grace by our embrace of abortion, homosexuality and all the other sins of the world, to expect that we would not face persecution would be to fly in the very face of the word of the Lord. Please click on the link above and read the story and please share as well. Thank you and God bless!
The Future of Liberty in a Post-Literate Culture
by PETER FARMER December 14, 2012
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This is not good news for those of us who are pro-life. If we were looking for Catholics to turn against Obama because of the HHS ruling, it seems that we have been outfoxed by evil again. This is what happens when you make compromises for years. Then when the final push comes, people are so accustomed to compromising their values, that they see no problem in going the next step. God help us, because He is the only one who can. I pray that He intercedes for us as a country and enough people are willing to listen and understand the precipice that we are on. Because if they do not, the destruction of this country and the freedoms that we have enjoyed, will simply cease to exist for all practical purpose.
This article at Grumpy Opinions is one of the best articles about the Obama administration and the state of affairs that we are in with them, that I have read yet. It is well worth your time. I have posted an excerpt, but the article is much longer and quite complete. Please read and share on FB & Twitter. God bless! From Grumpy Opinions!
January 29 through the 31st, 5% of the sheriffs in America are in Las Vegas Nevada, learning how to tell the Federal government agents to pack sand and get out of town. 20% of the 50 United States of America have been presented with lawsuits and or legal filings challenging the eligibility of Barack Obama to be on the ballot for the 2012 election.
Congressional representative Allen West summed up the American people’s feelings for the Obama administration today when he told Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to, “Get the hell out of The United States of America!”. His talk can be seen here.
There is enough evidence presented to Congress to arrest him and prosecute him for an Act of War against the nation of Mexico, accessory to murder of thousands of innocent citizens in Mexico and America as well as the murder of United States Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Resign?? Besides sending illegal guns to Mexico, Holder and his associates sold guns to criminal street gangs inside the United States where the guns will be used inside the United States. It will take years to find the thousands of guns these criminals sold to killers. Read the rest at Grumpy Opinions
We have only to look at the example of Barack Obama to understand the importance of being pro-life and having a real belief and respect for God our Creator. And yes, I can and do question Barack Obama’s claim to believe in God and to be a Christian. Let me state the reasons why:
1) He is the most pro-abortion President that we have ever had and you simply can not so readily kill what God has created if you really believe in Him and the consequences of your own actions.
2) A belief in a Creator and a follower of Christ do bear a responsibility for their fellow man, you show that in how you value their lives and Barack Obama has now involved us in more conflict that is unnecessary to our security, and stirred up more violence throughout the Middle East since WWII.
3) As individuals we bear the responsibility of taking care of the poor, the disabled, and all those who are in desperate need, as individuals and as Churches. When government steps in to take that responsibility, they are taking the individual’s responsibility away. Jesus did not take this away from us, therefore, it is not our right to give to the government this responsibility. But with them taking our resources, it dramatically lowers our ability to do what we are called upon as individuals, therefore any government that requires this limits us as Christians, and Barack Obama has gone on record that it is his belief that this is a collective responsibility and therefore the governments place and not the individual.
4) Barack Obama is very adept at telling people what they want to hear if he agrees with them, even if what he is saying is so far from the truth that most people could not do this with a straight face. In God’s eyes this is called lying and it is very much against His teaching’s.
I could continue but I think that I have made the point on why I do not believe that Barack Obama believes in God. We have been warned that leaders would appear that try to teach us falsely, perhaps Obama is one of those that the Bible foretold. I will leave it to the scholar’s to make that claim. I will only state what anyone who bothers’ to read their Bible and truly believes in God can see. We are instructed to not make judgements, so I do not judge the man, but we are also told to look to their actions and point out when they are not what the Bible teaches. Perhaps no one has ever pointed this out to Mr. Obama. Perhaps he truly wants to follow God, but has not learned the right way. It is never too late and it is past time that someone showed him the way. If he really wants to be a follower of Christ, he will find God is willing to accept him as He is willing to accept all sinners.
The very actions that Barack Obama have taken and where he is leading us, are the greatest example that there is on why we need a leader that both believes in God, and follows the way of Christ, and is strongly pro-life. It can not be someone whose faith is on the back burner, it must be someone that is willing to put everything on the line in order to bring this country back from the brink of destruction, and to put the rest of the world on notice that evil and degradation will no longer have a place to nest in this country.
It is one thing to defend your country when it is attacked, it is another to willfully send men and women into danger and certain death, for nothing more than the possibility that the next leader that falls will usher in a democracy. Democracy is highly over rated if it leads to it’s people being forced to abandon their principles and faith, in order to serve at the behest of a minority, that has nothing more in mind that destroying another country that doesn’t pray to the same God that they do. And if we are willing to hand that ability to a President, we need to make sure that they value the lives of those that they are sending into battle.
Someone who truly believes in God the Creator, knows how precious life is. They know how valuable that they are to God. That He made the ultimate sacrifice in sending His Son to die for the world. Not just those who have been saved, but also those who will be saved. To a person who does not believe in God, life is a random accident of cells coming together to form intelligence. And with a belief that we are accidental, there is no appreciation for the complex structure that the Creation is.
Our people are our treasure, and if you don’t believe that they are valuable, you do not have the ability to value them. But how we spend our treasure is important too. It must be spent in ways that raise us all up, it can not be used simply to bring those that we disagree with down. And we must make the effort to educate and instill in our young that they are worthy, this can not be done by someone who does not believe that they are worthy.
A leader can not be someone who controls and pushes people into the position that he wants them to fill, as if they were simply pieces on a puzzle board that paints a picture that is pleasing to the one putting it together. A leader is one who inspires and shows the way, only someone who knows their own worth and the worth of those around them can truly inspire people to greatness and in doing so become great themselves.
We have only to look at the example of Egypt, Libya, and other places in the Middle East to see the results of having leaders that do not believe in God, or value human life. Suicide bombers who value no ones life, not even their own are a perfect example of the results of placing little of no value on life. After all, it is very easy to get rid of things that you believe are worthless.
The coming election is the rubicon, if you will, of our very future. It is the decision point on where we are going. It is the point of no turning back. If we do not choose someone who is willing to stand for what our founders intended us to be, we will fall along the road of destruction, and our history will be altered and changed to reflect a malicious desire to define us as a country of users and abusers, instead of a country of majestic builders with a wonderful vision.
I pray that we treat this winnowing process that we are going through with the gravity that it deserves, and not rush to judgement. We have time to make our decisions, and once they are made, there will not be any chance to do it over. Yes, we need someone that can beat Barack Obama, but that someone will be the one that is strongest in what we truly want in a leader. It will not be someone that we just settle for because someone else who has decided that they know best, tells us what we need. We have made the mistake in the past in listening to those who have an agenda, and want to make sure that everyone else is brought down, in order that their man can be raised up. If we are to not regret our past, we must make sure that the choice that we make is not one that we will forever regret!
- Above The Law (loopyloo305.com)
- Pro-Life Resources (pjcockrell.wordpress.com)
- Over 400,000 March For Life In Washington DC (Pics and Videos) (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Mr. Obama and the ANTICHRIST (loopyloo305.wordpress.com)
How far we have come in three years, from where we started when Barack Obama was elected. The promise that he offered to renew and restore America to the position of glory that she held, has turned into a nightmare of lawlessness and willful disobedience to the very Constitution that he swore an oath to protect.
Far from ending the wars that we were involved it, he has instead involved us in continuing conflict with no end in sight, with a promise of more at hand. We are now facing a future of uncertainty with diminished resources and increased insecurity. Instead of lifting America up, he has been busy trying to cut us off at our knees.
Many of us saw what kind of man that he was in 2008. We saw the man that did not respect human life and that believed that killing of infants after they were born alive was justifiable. Too many others believed his beautiful sounding rhetoric that was a empty as our pockets are now.
We are coming up to a new election and we have seen how little he regards the law and the judiciary system. We have seen him ignore rulings that he doesn’t like and interpret bills passed by the Congress in ways that are totally different than what they intended. What does the future hold? More of the same? Can we expect a man that has shown such little regard for the laws that he is supposed to uphold, to actually obey those very laws?
We have a court in Georgia that the President has declared that he has no obligation to obey, that as President he is above the laws of the state. And yet our very Constitution, of which he is supposed to be an expert, says quite the opposite. So the question has to be raised as to what laws will he obey? Will he obey the election laws?
Below is a very good article from WND that asks those same questions. Please take time to read the whole thing.
OBAMA ACCUSED OF DISRESPECTING COURT, STATE, AMERICANS ‘My belief is if Supreme Court held he was ineligible, he might simply ignore the ruling(via WND)
By Dave Tombers
One of the attorneys who fought a court case over Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court says he fears that even if the U.S. Supreme Court declared Obama unqualified, he’d simply ignore the ruling and continue issuing orders
But those who observed a court hearing today in Atlanta say it could be the beginning of the end for the Obama campaign, because of the doubt that could surge like a tidal wave across the nation.
He was commenting on today’s hearing before a Georgia administrative law judge on complaints raised by several state residents that Obama is not eligible to run for the office in 2012. That hearing went on after Obama and his lawyer decided to snub the court system and refuse to participate. Read the rest at WND
by BOB UNRUH
A Georgia judge has refused a demand from Barack Obama to quash a subpoena to appear at a series of administration hearings Jan. 26 at which residents of the state are challenging, as allowed under a state law, his name on the 2012 presidential ballot.
WND reported this week when Obama outlined a defense strategy for a number of state-level challenges to his candidacy in 2012 which argue that states have nothing to do with the eligibility of presidential candidates.
“Presidential electors and Congress, not the state of Georgia, hold the constitutional responsibility for determining the qualifications of presidential candidates,” Obama’s lawyer argued in a motion to quash a subpoena for him to appear at the hearings in Atlanta Jan. 26.
“The election of President Obama by the presidential electors, confirmed by Congress, makes the documents and testimony sought by plaintiff irrelevant,” the lawyer said.
Judge Michael M. Malihi, however, took a different view.
“Defendant argues that ‘if enforced, [the subpoena] requires him to interrupt duties as president of the United States’ to attend a hearing in Atlanta, Georgia. However, defendant fails to provide any legal authority to support his motion to quash the subpoena to attend,” he wrote in his order, released today.
“Defendant’s motion suggests that no president should be compelled to attend a court hearing. This may be correct. But defendant has failed to enlighten the court with any legal authority,” the judge continued.
“Specifically, defendant has failed to cite to any legal authority evidencing why his attendance is ‘unreasonable or oppressive, or that the testimony … [is] irrelevant, immaterial, or cumulative and unnecessary to a party’s preparation or presentation at the hearing, or that basic fairness dictates that the subpoena should not be enforced.’”
Hearings have been scheduled for three separate complaints raised against Obama’s candidacy. They all are raised by Georgia residents who are challenging Obama’s name on the 2012 ballot for various reasons, which they are allowed to do under state law. Read the rest at WND
By BOB UNRUH
“It is rather curious that the Department of Justice was able to meet with the [Presidential Women's Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.] staff and police officers the very next day after the alleged violations occurred. It is also curious that the government failed to make any efforts to obtain the identities of the passengers who are the alleged victims in this case – the court finds it hard to believe that the government was completely unaware of the existence of the sign-in sheets and video surveillance system.”
The comments come from U.S. District Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp on a decision granting summary judgment for Mary Susan Pine. She had been charged with a violation of the Federal Access to Clinic Entrances law and could have been subjected to an intimidating $10,000 fine.
“The court can only wonder whether this action was the product of a concerted effort between the government and the PWC, which began well before the date of the incident at issue, to quell Ms. Pine’s activities rather than to vindicate the rights of those allegedly aggrieved by Ms. Pine’s conduct,” the judge wrote.
“If this is the case, the court would be inclined to sanction the government with, at a minimum, an adverse inference. Given the absence of further evidence substantiating the court’s suspicions, the court is not authorized to do so,” the judge wrote.
The judge’s 21-page ruling granting Pine a summary judgment and clearing her of the charges said the entire episode raised questions.
“The court is at a loss as to why the government chose to prosecute this particular case in the first place,” Ryskamp wrote. “The record [is] almost entirely devoid of evidence that Ms. Pine acted with the prohibited motive and intent or that Ms. Pine engaged in any unlawful conduct. The government has failed to create a genuine issue for trial on all three elements of its FACE (Federal Access to Clinic Entrances) claim, and Ms. Pine is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.”
Federal prosecutors under Obama’s pro-abortion agenda had accused her of stopping a car to talk to the occupants while they were going into a parking lot – and might or might not have been going to an abortion business, the evidence doesn’t include that. Read the rest at WND Faith
The American Thinker has a great article out today called “Obama’s Influence Fades” and a friend has one up as well called “Obama’s Blunder,” which both talk about the lost opportunities of Mr. Obama. They both point out the good will and high expectations that many people had for Barack Obama, and how he has frittered opportunities away. The both point out that this has cost the United States dearly. They are both right, and that is sad! Not for Barack Obama, I could personally care less if the man loses all his influence. Actually that is wrong, I would probably be clapping wildly, knowing that at last the American people have truly awoken and that we will have a chance to start in the right direction.
What worries me, is what is going to happen now? When truly corrupt and arrogant people start to feel their support and influence fade, they don’t usually go quietly. They would rather take all of us down with them, and they don’t really care how they do it. Nixon, was an exception to this, because the man still loved this country, even though he knew he could no longer get his way.
What we have in Barack Obama, is a man that feels as if the law does not apply to him, and uses every opportunity he gets, to go around it. We have only to look at things like his statement on DOMA, that he does not believe that it is constitutional and therefore it will not be enforced, forget that it passed both houses of Congress almost without objection. Or that he will assess every case of illegal immigration and decide whether that person shall stay or go, it doesn’t seem to matter that the laws are in place, they don’t fit into his ideas so they don’t count. We have seen over an over instances of ignoring the law, or applying the law in order to favor class or race. There has been a constant flow of money to his supporters and a seemingly blind eye turned to the actual legality of some of the process’ that they use.
So if his influence is fading, that is great! Perhaps the media will start to see what he is doing, maybe they will no longer close their eyes to his mistakes, misstatements and outright lies. Perhaps those who supported him blindly in the past will finally see that he is not the man that they wanted him to be.
What now? Where do we go to get back all that has been taken from us and will we ever be able to recoup our losses? Or perhaps the bigger question is will he find himself, like Jimmy Carter did, with a primary opponent? If not, what kind of campaign are we in for? We have already seen the race card being thrown and quite a bit of bullying going on, how far will they go?
Desperate times require desperate actions, the old saying goes. Will Obama decide that his desperate time requires desperate actions and attempt to do something that is only being whispered about now? We have seen voter fraud several times in the last few years, with ACORN and other affiliates of Mr. Obama, will it increase even more?
I don’t have the answer to any of those questions but I do know one thing, we are in for some very interesting times in the next year. I hope that we are prepared for the unexpected. And more than anything else, I hope that Barack Obama follows the law, and that he loses in 2012. Read the articles from American Thinker and Speedy Jerry
Obama’s Influence Fades
“Sic transit gloria mundi” is a Latin phrase that means “Thus passes the glory of the world.” The Bible says it best: “For, ‘All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall.’”
It was just a few short years ago that Barack Obama sat high atop the pinnacle of celebrity; now, if monthly style and culture magazine GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly) is any indication of where in the “passing glory” trajectory Obama is presently situated, Barack’s flower of fame is in the process of dropping its petals and destined for a shelf somewhere, pressed between the pages of a dusty history book. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/obamas_influence_fades.html#ixzz1f1dAsgBk
Obama Blunder’s, A Lost Opportunity
President Bush handed Obama the entire WORLD on a silver platter and he blew it, think a minute and tell me if I’m wrong. Iraq was won after three Administrations hard work, we finally had a strong foot hold in the area, he flushed it for votes. Afghan / Pakistan strategy was full steam ahead successful, he tripled the troops there after WE discovered over a trillion dollars in natural resources 2008 for George Soros investments, another failure. Invade Libya and Uganda for more George Soros investments outcome yet to be seen, we haven’t seen lower gas prices yet, still going up here. http://speedyjerry.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/obama-blunders-a-lost-opportunity/
|“Warning Signs” is the blog of Mr. Alan Caruba and this article was reprinted with the permission of Mr. Caruba, obtained on 11/26/2011.|
|Barack Obama-America’s Biggest Turkey Thursday, November 24, 2011
“The 2012 national elections will be held on November 6 and I naturally want to get out ahead of all the other pundits and their predictions about its outcome. I cannot tell you who the Republican winner will be, but I can tell you that Barack Hussein Obamawill be known as a former President.
He has most certainly turned out to be the biggest loser—a turkey—to hold the office of president. I can look back over my writings in 2008 and say “I told you so!” to anyone who voted for Obama.
It was surreal to watch how the mainstream media went out of its way to ignore the fact that there were virtually NO FACTS to cite regarding Obama-the-candidate. Any candidate who had gone to the extent of hiding the ordinary “paper trail” that all of us leave when we attend school, college, serve in the military, acquire a Social Security card, travel, or simply acquire friends and acquaintances, surely had something to hide.
To this day, no one seems to recall being in college with Obama, though he attended Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard. Surely you would think someone would pen a word or two of their memories of him. No student in the classes he taught on the Constitution at the University of Chicago has shared those days. If he dated anyone prior to Michelle, they remain incognito.
Like the fictional Shadow, Obama seemed to be able to “cloud men’s minds” when it came to any recall or inquiry about him.
The appalling performance of the mainstream media to get Obama elected was captured by Howard Kurtz, a columnist for The Washington Post who, on November 17, 2008, reported that NBC News was coming out with a DVD titled “Yes We Can: The Barack Obama Story” and that ABC and USA Today were following suit to rush out a book about the election.
“We seem to have crossed a cultural line into mythmaking,” said Kurtz. “Whew! Are journalists fostering the notion that Obama is invincible, the leader of what the New York Times dubbed ‘Generation O’?” Kurtz asked, “aren’t media people supposed to resist this kind of hyperventilating?”
The confidence I have in my prediction that he will be unemployed as of the afternoon of January 20, 2013 lies in the fact that he has spent the last three years being rebuffed on one policy or another, not the least of which was the Affordable Health Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
Rejected by 26 States that brought suit against it, Obamacare’s constitutionality will be addressed by none less than the U.S. Supreme Court; a decision that may come in the spring of 2012. Given the court’s long record of precedents on comparable decision, it’s toast. Recently, in the electoral battleground State of Ohio, voters resoundingly rejected its mandate requiring everyone to buy health insurance under penalty of a fine.
In March 2010 an estimated one million people representing the Tea Party movement marched on Washington, D.C. to protest against passage Obamacare. They were a sharp contrast to the revelers that showed up for Obama’s inauguration and literally left tons of trash in their wake. We have seen this repeated by the Occupy movement participants.
There’s a term in boxing when a boxer has been hit hard enough to make him groggy, “stepping in post holes”, as he staggers around the ring. It seems an apt term for Obama who is finding fewer supporters and defenders beyond the hard core of liberal Democrats.
From promises to close Gitmo to efforts to try Islamic terrorists held there in civil courts, Obama was rebuffed.
Obama’s promises regarding jobs to be created by his “Stimulus” have proved baseless and costly.
On the numbers alone, Obama has been a disaster for America. Obama has presided over the first downgrade in the nation’s credit rating in its history. Federal spending has been the highest (25% of GDP) since World War II. Federal debt (67% if GDP) has been the highest since World War II.
Long-term unemployment (45.9%) is the highest since the 1930s. Those dependent on the government, receiving federal benefits (47%) is the highest in American history.
Obama’s aggressive anti-energy policies are costing jobs from the Gulf of Mexico to the now delayed Keystone XL pipeline and all points in between. Scandals involving the bankrupt Solyndra, a solar panel company and other “green energy” investments and loans are costing him support. This is true as well wherever coal is mined and where they drill for natural gas and oil.
Americans grew tired of his non-stop speeches and gaffs, with or without the Tele-Prompters that became a national joke. Now they must endure a year of his constant campaigning and his non-stop lies about Republicans and everything else.
His penchant for never accepting blame manifested itself in another punchline, “It’s George Bush’s fault.”
In 2010, voters returned power in the House of Representatives to the Republican Party. Does anyone at this point seriously think that these and other factors point to an Obama victory in 2012?
He will be defeated and by a margin that will astound everyone.”
© Alan Caruba, 2011
Reprinted with permission of the author, Alan Caruba/Anne Nowlin
- America’s Biggest Turkey: Barack Obama – Tea Party Nation (gds44.wordpress.com)
I am afraid that perhaps a censorship of ideas is being by-passed by corruption of a more devious kind. The arbiter that we have relied on, the Supreme Court, is being undermined with a subtle change of wording on records that changes the very meaning of the decisions that were made. This is not obvious by changing modern decisions, instead the record keepers, an org. called Justia, is changing decision that are relied on, to make it look as if government is the power instead of the people. They say that this is an error in the record keeping, but is that true? It seems that all these "errors" add up to changing our history and changing the meaning of who is the real power of this country. If changing the decisions handed down by the Supreme Court to make it seem as if they have ruled that in all cases, or even in most cases, that government is the power instead of the people, they take control away from the people and establish that government is the final power. It takes away the ability of the people to affect change by appealing decisions. It makes it so that those decisions appear to favor government over people, when in some cases, it is quite the opposite. This goes beyond censoring, this is changing the very facts that people rely on, therefore the decisions that they make are made with the error already built in to get the results that they want. It makes actual censoring un-needed for the most part. Law abiding people rely on laws and yet here the laws are being change in such subtle ways that even the most educated and honest people have missed it. Where does that leave us? Related story
JustiaGate: CEO Tim Stanley Claims Innocense After Blocking Access To Wayback Machine Snapshots Of All Supreme Court Cases Published By Justia.(via Natural Born Citizen)
This is an important story my friends. Mr. Donofrio has been covering this story for sometime. Whether you have an opinion about the validity of Barack Obama’s eligibility or not, the documentation that he provides in regard the Justia changing and altering records is stunning. It doesn’t matter whether they did this to help Mr. Obama or to help Mr. McCain, who also had questions raised about his eligibility, is beside the point. The point that someone who represents Justice would manipulate the facts in order to obtain a result that is favorable to them, is frightening. What other situations have they done this in? Is this the first time they have manipulated data? How can we trust the facts that they have represented previously? Have people lost their right to appeal based on what results they have gotten from Justia? This is anarchy and lawlessness on the part of the very system that purports to represent truth and justice. From the response by the CEO of this organization, you have to wonder if this is fraud from the very top. Are they working for themselves or are they working for someone else? These are questions that need to be answered and this is something that we as bloggers need to be sure is spread around and pressure put on the media as well as the company itself, for answers. We need to know what the results of this action were and what they would have been without this manipulation. Please pass this on, this is not just a question of eligibility, this is a question of trust, truth, and justice!
JustiaGate: CEO Tim Stanley Claims Innocense After Blocking Access To Wayback Machine Snapshots Of All Supreme Court Cases Published By Justia
by Leo Donofrio, Esq.
Yesterday, in a stunning development, Justia CEO Tim Stanley blocked Wayback Machine access to all US Supreme Court cases published by Justia.com. This is the epitome – the textbook definition even – of hypocrisy. As Dianna Cotter previously reported:
“Justia founder Tim Stanley has for years prided himself and his companies on principles of ‘freedom of information’. On June 19th, 2008, Stanley addressed the Legislative Council Committee at the Oregon State Legislature with the following…
‘In the end, we both recognize the importance of providing the public with online access to our nation’s laws because such actions promote understanding, participation in and respect for our democratic institutions and legal system.’
“We agree that public policy demands that state laws remain in the public domain. To otherwise permit the State of Oregon or any other governmental body to restrict access to the laws that govern all of us would make a mockery of the legal doctrine that all persons have presumed knowledge of the law. “
Does Tim Stanley believe that his publication of Supreme Court cases should be held to the same open standard? Not so much.
Stanley is blocking access to Justia’s previous publications of US Supreme Court cases which are in the Public Domain. Nothing being blocked is owned by Justia… other than the evidence our nation needs to have an open dialogue. Stanley’s blockage makes a mockery of his prior statements concerning free legal information. Past versions of SCOTUS cases which were – until yesterday – open to the public, exhibit with absolute clarity the changes made by Justia to these cases between the years 2006 and 2011. Read the rest at Natural Born Citizen
By Pepe Escobar If United States President Barack Obama really wanted to get rid of the new bogeyman du jour, Uganda‘s Joseph Kony – a former altar boy turned mystical Christian prophet/politico, sporting at least 60 wives – he would order US Attorney General Eric “The Fast and the Furious” Holder to concoct a plot [...]
Political Theater continues in Washington, D.C. as America is endangered by an enormous debt and continues to have horrendous unemployment. President Obama has presented a $447 billion American Jobs Act, which the President knows will never pass the House of Representatives. However, the President believes he can use the bully pulpit and bludgeon any Republican that votes against the bill.
Yes, this is the Political Theater – Part III. Even though two previous stimuli have completely failed, Part III is somehow different. What is different? A few Democratic Senators refused to vote for the President’s revenue increases. The President purposed eliminating deductions of wealthy people (households making over $250 thousand), oil companies and other companies.
So, the next rendition of Political Theater was for Senator Reid to find an alternative – a 5 % surtax on people making over a million dollars. Patricia Murphy quotes a Democratic aide on Reid’s ploy in the Daily Beast:
“Reid will modify the bill to either make it easier for some Republicans to vote for it, or make it a better messaging event against those Republicans who vote against it,” the aide said. “Should be a lot of fun in any case.”
Tragically, this is the contemptible morality of most of the actors in the D.C. Political Theater – Republican and Democrat. This is worse than Political Theater. It is Political Theater by Adolescents.
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So, why did they not Invade?
After the war, the remaining Japanese Generals and Admirals were asked that question. Their answer……They know that almost every home had guns and the Americans knew how to use them..Read the rest…
Chicago, in its 178 years of blustery existence, has produced its fair share of murderers, gangsters, spies, and assorted miscreants—H.H. Holmes, John Wayne Gacy, theUnabomber, Richard Speck, Jose Padilla, John Dillinger, Al Capone, Robert Hanssen, the 1919 Black Sox; but most dangerous of all is the erstwhile Windy Citizen whose premeditated actions threaten to destroy an entire country.
Barack Obama, bound by oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, has done precisely the opposite since the first hours of his misbegotten administration. As Robert Knight so aptly points out, “The scope of his lawless disregard expands by the day.” (Obama tears up the Constitution – Washington Times). Obama’s actions–and ofttimes his words–are not those of the leader of a country in which no man is above the law. They are the musings of a would-be dictator:
- “Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, ‘No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.’” (Obama wishes he was president of China – The Washington Examiner)
- “There are times where — until Nancy Pelosi is speaker again — I’d like to work my way around Congress.” (Obama Once Again Declares He Wants to Circumvent Congress – The Blaze)
- “Given that Congress cannot act, I am acting.” (Obama Says He’s Exempting States from Education Law Without Congressional Authorization – CNS)
- “Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you not just on immigration reform. But that’s not how our system works.” (Obama tempted to go it alone–if only he could – ABC News)
From healthcare to energy; from education to immigration, Barack Obama and his underlings routinely ignore the law when the law does not conform to leftist ideology:
BY JOHN REINIERS, More Than Words
Economic growth is the mother’s milk of conservative thought. Conservatism is not an ideology. It is a philosophy. In fact it is opposed to hard line ideologies. It is a moving target because it is based on practical principles, respecting tradition but accepting change.
The ultimate in profound economic change was the Industrial Revolution, which transformed the course of human history and has morphed into the technological revolution, which ushered in economic conservatism as we know it today. An explosion in economic activity followed, resulting in the creative destruction of existing jobs. The net result was more productive jobs, as less productive jobs were destroyed. Automobile assembly lines versus wagon manufacturing, word processors versus manual typewriters, etc.
Undergirding this stunning achievement was the hallmark of conservative principles — that the notion that property rights and freedom should be inseparable in the hands of creative, entrepreneurial inventors who attract investment capital. (Turn the entrepreneur loose.) Conservatism is, and remains, all about economic growth and private sector jobs.
Command and control economies could never have inspired the Industrial Revolution. Even China has embraced market capitalism, referred to by their own communist leaders as a “socialist market economy with Chinese characteristics.” Here’s what Chinese President Hu Jintao tells his bureaucrats: “The functions of government must be separated from those of economic enterprises … Government should not intervene in economic operations.”
How about that! Economic growth with job creation. A communist ordering his government to get out of the way of business — totally antithetical to the ideology of U.S. progressive liberals. This is not meant to be a partisan slam, but rather to suggest economic policies that focus on government regulation are misguided in this global economy. Read the rest….http://mb50.wordpress.com/
It seems like everyday we have a new revelation about the ethics, secrecy, lies, cronyism and possible corruption by high ranking officials in the Obama Administration. Some of these seem to go all the way to the Oval Office and possibly the President himself. At the moment I’m not ready to say that Barack Obama should be impeached and if convicted, removed from office, I am ready to say about some members of his Cabinet and various political appointees. I’m not talking about sexual shenanigans in the Oval Office.
His Attorney General appears to be up to his butt in at best covering up scheme involving smuggling guns, IEDs, and rockets to criminal gangs that are openly engaged in a civil war against the government of Mexico.. I said at best because there are indications Eric Holder may be covering his own criminal actions, and possibly those of the President of the United Sates, not just the blundering idiocy of those who work for him.
According to a piece published by Judicial Watch, before last January, when the President had a Congress willing to do his bidding, lying to Congress and the American people must not have been considered unethical..
In the latest scandal to rock Obamacare, a new federal probe reveals the administration withheld crucial information from Congress about a costly healthcare entitlement program that it knew was fiscally unsustainable
His Secretary of Education makes no secret of the fact he plans on illegally and Unconsitutionaly harvesting information about American Families without their consent or knowledge allegedly for educational studies and whatever to be determined uses he or someone else in government might dream up later might dream up later, He’s strictly forbidden by law from encouraging or creating a national curriculum, but that’ s exactly what he’s doing with Common Core Standards and Nationalized Testing. As Senator Rubio recently pointed out it, Legislation and the creation of law is up to Congress, not Cabinet Secretaries.
In fact if you think back, his entire Cabinet seems to be involved in Legislation by Regulation.. If Congress refses to enact something in Obama’s Agenda, he simply instructs the Cabinet Secretary or Czar in charge of that department to ignore Congress and the Constitution and Regulate is agenda into law. We’ve seen this with the Department of Energy and Drilling Permits. The EPA’s backdoor enactment of Obama’s Carbon Policy. The Department of the Interior has closed roads and denied local law enforcement access to them. The list is long
Most recently the Administration has refused to enforce American Immigration Law, effectively granting Illegal Infiltrators the amnesty the wanted in his Dream Act– another part of his agenda Congress, who sometimes listens to the American people is refusing to enact. Just recently he had this to sat to a group of Hispanic leaders
………………….As he continued, Obama conceded that “we’ve got laws on the books that have to be upheld.” But he quickly added there are different ways to uphold the laws on the books. “You know as well as anyone that…how we enforce those laws is also important,” Obama said. Last month, the administration made a major, unilateral change in immigration law enforcement when it announced that the government will not initiate deportation proceedings against illegal immigrants unless they have committed serious crimes. To critics, Obama had indeed worked his way around Congress. To the Hispanic Caucus, Obama said his new policy will “prioritize criminals who endanger our communities, not students trying to achieve the American dream.”………….
Someone needs to tell him this is not Cuba or Venezuela. In the United States, Congress makes the laws. If Congress declines to pass a proposed law, it’s because they don’t believe it to necessary or sometimes because the proposal violates the Constitution or opposed by a large majority of Americans.
Using Regulatory Power and Executive orders to circumvent the Constitution and to enact law that Congress refuses to pass is a clear violation of the Presidents Oath of Office. The US House of Representatives needs to make a determination of how much responsibility for these violations is solely the fault of the Cabinet Official involved and how much of it the President is complicit in. Once the determination is made, Articles of Impeachment need to be drawn up, where appropriate, against Those Department Heads the House has valid grounds to believe acted illegally. Members of the US Senate need to decide whether Political Party or the Constitution they are sworn to uphold is more important. Read the rest at Grumpy’s Opinions