And the Insanity Continues: June 2013

Today I have a listing of general news and events …

hand_point2  The Obamacare System is Collapsing – Floyd Brown … it’s collapsing before it can be implemented. … It’s so complex and byzantine that the government is struggling to implement the law. … The full implementation of Obamacare is supposed to happen January 1, 2014. But how are the 45 million uninsured Americans supposed to sign up if there isn’t a place to sign up? … Health insurance rates are doubling, tripling and even quadrupling. [no source given] Aetna has announced that it’s pulling the plug on California. … Opponents of Obamacare don’t have much courage. If they did, Obamacare would already be gone. … The best plan of action is not to aid Obama and try to fix it piecemeal. Allow it to fail in full view so voters become committed to total repeal.

hand_point2  Supreme Court Ruling You Didn’t Hear About – Marty Biancuzzo: In Houston, Texas, a citizen was not read his Miranda rights and the court used the Fifth Amendment rights against him. The US Supreme Court ruled against the defendant, Mr. Salinas; who went to the police station voluntarily when officers asked to speak to him. The Supreme Court ruled that Salina’s silence could be used against him because of one key factor: When police ask potentially damaging questions, merely keeping your mouth shut is not the same as invoking your right to remain silent. According to the Supreme Court if you speak any words when being questioned, you lose your Fifth Amendment rights. Is it not despicable that the justices in our Supreme Court knows less than the common citizen? It is not that they do not know the Bill of Rights, they pick and choose what they want to pay attention to, like the other two branches of government.

Here is the Fifth Amendment:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Where in that paragraph does it say that a citizen loses his Fifth Amendment rights if he speaks and then decides to plead the Fifth because of the type of questions being asked? The job of the justices of the Supreme Court is not to “interpret” the Constitution and its amendments, but to apply it to any cases that come before them – and not change it without proper ratification of an amendment by Congress and a two-thirds majority vote.

Just as the Marriage Law case, the Supreme Court has taken over what is the state government’s business. All this arguing on Capitol Hill about who can get married belongs to the ruling of the state supreme courts, not the federal court. Why? Because it is the individual state governments who make the laws concerning marriage, not the federal government. Marriage also falls under religious doctrine, which means when the government interferes with marriage doctrine they are violating the First Amendment. The income tax system has given government the power over marriage as well, since it requires to be regulated and recorded properly in order to declare “Married” on the tax forms. It is also an underlying reason there is so much argument over same-sex marriage. Marriage is not the concern of the state, it is societal and in most cases has to do with the doctrine of a particular religion. If the Supreme Court is going to concede that it is the law to allow same-sex marriage, then it must also rescind the ruling against polygamy – having more than one wife/husband. After all, in the Christian/Jewish/Islamic history, [and other religions] polygamy was/is not forbidden.

It’s called commonsense, limitation of government powers/authority and knowing the law and abiding an oath of office to support and defend those laws.

hand_point2  A magician who entertains children was harassed by the US Department of Agriculture over a permit for a rabbit being used in his act. The magician, Marty Hahne, Ozark, Missouri, thought it was obtrusive and said so in an email to blogger, Bob McCarty. …

My USDA rabbit license requirement has taken another ridiculous twist. I just received an 8-page letter from the USDA, telling me that by July 29 I need to have in place a written disaster plan detailing all the steps I would take to help to get my rabbit through a disaster, such as a tornado, fire, flood, etc. …also what I will do after the disaster, to make sure my rabbit gets cared for properly.

The new regulation became effective January 30th, 2012 and the written plan must be completed by July 29th, 2013. Hahne and his wife, Brenda, must be trained to implement the plan as written; and the written plan must be available for review by USDA inspectors by Sept. 28, 2013. A video clip of the magician performing with his “magic” rabbit is at The Blaze.

hand_point2  The global warming/climate change effect of the progressives and junk scientists is in full swing as the Greenland ice sheet is still locked in deep freeze at end of June.

The National Academy of Sciences, unlike the anti-firearm people like Mayor Bloomberg and the Governor of New York and in Washington; shows that gun owners are much safer … Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per yearStudies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was “used” by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self protective strategies.

hand_point2  President Obama ordered the Center for Disease Control to begin a study on firearm related deaths and injuries. But a new report commissioned by the White House entitled Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-related Violence suggests what many self-defense gun owners, the NRA, and constitutionalists have been saying for years. The report was ordered in one of President Obama’s 23 executive orders signed after the Sandy Hook tragedy ordering CDC, the National Research Council, and other federal agencies to identify the most pressing problems in firearms violence. Can you imagine the surprise when the report did not come out in favor of their political diatribe? Gun ownership actually saves lives and those who have a firearm at their disposal improve their changes of survival … See full study at National Academy of Sciences.

hand_point2  The new White House report also shows evidence from Australia, Britain, and Canada that reduction of personal gun ownership is a road to more violence, injury, and death. Now, what was that about Feinstein and company trying to ban firearms to reduce violence and “protect” citizens?

hand_point2  EPA, known for advocating junk science, has reported that the worst heatwaves in US history was in the 1930s. See chart.

hand_point2  Many Americans probably know that Obama is arming our enemies – terrorists, as well as providing them funds we do not have to spend. LiveLeak:

Syrian rebels beheads bishop François Murad … video shows Syrian rebels slaughtering three people in the countryside of Edlib, including the Metropolitan “François Murad”, who was patron of Sumaan al-Amoudi Monastery, under the charge of dealing with the government and the Syrian Army; the video shows people who speak Arabic with a broken accent, saying that through this act, they are applying the law of God.

And that is only a portion of the insanity during the course of last week.