What It Will Take To See True Reformation?

Save the Republic Several times I have pointed out that if the People want to reform government and return to constitutional law, society needs to reform itself first.
Jeff Jacoby wrote in How Unborn Babies Become ‘Clinical Waste’ , this revelation comes from The Telegraph in UK, but it certainly applies here in the US who have adopted socialist statism over what used to be the best system of government ever in human history …

“The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten [National Health Service] trusts have admitted burning fetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat. . . . At least 15,500 fetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s ‘Dispatches’ discovered.”
At Addenbrooke’s, a hospital in Cambridge, England, the fetuses from 797 miscarriages and abortions were burned in a facility designed to generate electricity and heat. …

From a strictly utilitarian point of view, why not? Not only did the hospital save £18.50 per cremation, it helped cut energy costs as well. It doesn’t make any difference to the fetus how it’s disposed of. Why should it make a difference to us? The answer used to be self-evident: Human beings are more than mere flesh, more than just one organism among all other organisms. Death doesn’t transform us into “clinical waste,” suitable for recycling or fueling an industrial heating system. …
But we live a dehumanizing age. Our culture makes it easy to scoff at the quaint notion that in every human being is a spark of something divine. … The same influential thinker argues that there is nothing inherently wrong with breeding children in order to harvest their organs, or with permitting disabled infants to be killed for up to a month after birth. Anything can be rationalized, including the money-saving convenience of heating hospitals with dead fetuses. Our humaneness is rarely more than a thin veneer, and it takes less effort than most of us realize to peel it off, releasing the barbarism beneath.

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Thomas Sowell and His Random Thinking Makes More Sense Than Contemplaters of Progressive Thought

ConstitutionParty-1Thomas Sowell wrote in one of my favorite styles in his article, the style of Random Thoughts on a passing scene, February 11th 2014 – here is some highlights of that recent article:

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  • I am so old that I can remember when sex was private. “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” applied to everybody.
  • It is fascinating to see academics full of indignation over the “exploitation” of low-wage workers by multinational corporations in Third World countries, when it is common on their own academic campuses to have young men get paid nothing at all for risking their health, and sometimes their lives, playing football that brings in millions of dollars to the college and often get coaches paid higher salaries than the president of the college or university.

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Obama Speaks Up About Trayvon Martin – And Information Jury Knew Becomes Public

BH Obama released a written statement concerning the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial and it is a statement that reflects that this president is not concerned about a nation divided, if he did he would not have made his “If I had a son” statement. Now he calls for people to accept the verdict, while his DOJ is seeking ways to enact revenge, requested by the racial organization of NAACP [founded by Mary “White” Ovington] …

And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son.

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Progressive Anti-Americanism Taints Independence Day

Tea Party_04In an after-action report of the latest Independence Day celebration, despite pleas of unity and waking up to the fact that today we are experiencing reasons why in 1776 we declared independence from the mother country of England. Yet there were those who marched carrying US flags flown upside down [according to Flag Etiquette, meaning “distress”] and spasmodic rhetoric from socially superiority group painted the United States as racist and imperialistic. The commemorated not the celebration of the birth of our nation, but instead commemorating their hatred for it. It was not a demand that the United States government stop interfering with the affairs of other nations and getting involved, but condemning our country as imperialistic – grossly untrue, because if that were so we would be accumulating other nations as satellite states or colonies. Racism does exist, but it is because of society’s insistence upon multiculturalism, pockets of diversity that shred the threads of unity; where immigrants do not come here to assimilate into our culture, but create a mini-nation within a nation using the nation they left as a model making one wonder why they came here in the first place.  Racism still exists because descendants of former slaves refuse to relegate that fact to history and move forward with intent of unification, not segregation that MLK worked so hard to eliminate.
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Phony President Says Mitt Romney is "Phony"

Don’t Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

BH Obama is king of the democratic socialists, and as all progressives do – he is busy interfering with your life, believing he knows what is best for you, et cetera. You have freedom of speech as long as you agree with him. The only campaign promise he kept is ObamaCare – and then he lied when he stated he serves the majority when he ignored the majority and pushed (hard) for a national health care system which will admit to the European bankrupt nation club real soon. 

Like Thomas Sowell so aptly put it:

the left are not busy admonishing the rest of us to be “civil” in our discussions of political issues, they are busy letting loose insults, accusations and smears against those who dare to disagree with themLike so many people who have been beaten in a verbal encounter, and who can think of clever things to say the next day, after it is all over, President Obama, after his clear loss in his debate with Mitt Romney, called Governor Romney a “phony.” Innumerable facts, however, show that it is our Commander in Chief who is Phony in Chief. … Truth is not a job requirement for a community organizer. … If you know any true believers in Obama, show them the transcript of his June 5, 2007 speech at Hampton University (available from the Federal News Service) and then show them page S6823 of the Congressional Record for May 24, 2007, which lists which Senators voted which way on the waiver of the Stafford Act requirement for New Orleans. … Obama’s true believers may not want to know the truth. But there are millions of other people who have simply projected their own desires for a post-racial America onto Barack Obama. These are the ones who need to be confronted with the truth, before they repeat the mistake they made when they voted four years ago.

The TV character, Archie Bunker never hid his racism; however, this president who promised unity in Election year 2008, hides his racism – making him worse than Archie Bunker. 
If you voted for Obama in 2008, I forgive you … as long as you ensure America does not endure another term as President of the United States – once an honored position in which the last three presidents have stained. That goes for congressional members in Congress who do not abide by their Oath of Office and only think about you when election time is near.
It is easy to win a debate when your opponent cannot stand up to or reveal truth.
Hit the Road, Barack” – and don’t come back no more, no more … as well as RINOs and socialists in Congress.
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Taxes Upon Taxes and More Taxes

For example. If the system be established on basis of Income, and his just proportion on that scale has been already drawn from every one, to step into the field of Consumption, and tax special articles in that, as broadcloth or homespun, wine or whiskey, a coach or a wagon, is doubly taxing the same article. For that portion of Income with which these articles are purchased, having already paid its tax as Income, to pay another tax on the thing it purchased, is paying twice for the same thing; it is an aggrievance on the citizens who use these articles in exoneration of those who do not, contrary to the most sacred of the duties of a government, to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens. Thomas Jefferson – letter to Joseph Milligan, 6 April 1816

For all the talk about Democrats seeking economic solutions by raising taxes, the Republicans have shown too many times their hypocrisy. When the Republicans gain majority in Congress – they never take advantage of it to institute true government reform. It is because they are just a lesser evil in the political establishment that has permeated the hallowed walls of our capital buildings in Washington, DC for far too long.

Excessive taxation…will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election.
Thomas Jefferson
We the People – with the power of the vote – are the initial blame. Which means American society must fix it self before it expects its government to reform.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories. And to render them safe, their minds must be improved to a certain degree.
Thomas Jefferson, 1782
Taxes are to be raised and the alleged “limit government, size and scope” political crowd that makes up the establishment of Republicans – Republicans are advocating sales tax on Internet sales, detracting why people shop the Internet instead of driving to a store for purchase: to save money.
Several Republican governors are pushing for Internet sales tax on purchases from online retailers, which include the successful Amazon and eBay, in order to compensate for their state’s irresponsible spending. It is a testament that it is government, too much of it, that makes our lives miserable and creates inflation. Indeed, here in Wisconsin we had a tax crazed governor, Jim Doyle, who raised state fees 38% – title transfer costs were $45 increased to $69.70. All during a severe economic depression. 
Despite Governor Scott Walker‘s success at curbing spending, he has not even attempted to rescind all of parts of the biggest tax hike in Wisconsin history that Doyle and company instituted in the amount of $1 billion. In addition, Governor Walker did not advocate rescinding the unconstitutional state law that forces private businesses to enforce the smoking ban law whether they want to or not – in restaurants, taverns, and motels/hotels. Before they had sectioned off their businesses to non-smoking and smoking sections or rooms in the case of hotels and motels; but this wasn’t good enough for those who seek to control other citizens’ lives. Private property rights took another step towards nullification in our constitutional republic, formerly so.
The way our Constitution’s framers used the term, a right is something that exists simultaneously among people and imposes no obligation on another. For example, the right to free speech, or freedom to travel, is something we all simultaneously possess. My right to free speech or freedom to travel imposes no obligation upon another except that of noninterference. In other words, my exercising my right to speech or travel requires absolutely nothing from you and in no way diminishes any of your rights. Contrast that vision of a right to so-called rights to medical care, food or decent housing, independent of whether a person can pay. Those are not rights in the sense that free speech and freedom of travel are rights. If it is said that a person has rights to medical care, food and housing, and has no means of paying, how does he enjoy them? There’s no Santa Claus or Tooth Fairy who provides them… So-called rights to medical care, food and decent housing impose an obligation on some other American who, through the tax code, must be denied his right to his earnings. In other words, when Congress gives one American a right to something he didn’t earn, it takes away the right of another American to something he did earn… Three-fifths to two-thirds
of the federal budget consists of taking property from one American and giving it to another. Were a private person to do the same thing, we’d call it theft. When government does it, we euphemistically call it income redistribution… Income redistribution not only betrays the founders’ vision, it’s a sin in the eyes of God. I’m guessing that when God gave Moses the Eighth Commandment, ‘Thou shalt not steal,’ I’m sure he didn’t mean ‘thou shalt not steal unless there was a majority vote in Congress’.
Walter Williams
And, who is leading this new taxation? New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who is scheduled to deliver an address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August. I am sure he won’t be talking about raising taxes. 

Anyone who’s ever filed a tax return or visited the Department of Motor Vehicles understands that government does two things well: spend our money and waste our time.
Ed Fuelner

Another factor in this movement is something that people don’t usually realize – when government taxes something, it usually gains control in other ways. The Internet is the last bastion of freedom against the tyranny of Big Government and democratic-socialists. 
Every time we talk about these taxes we get around to the idea of ‘from each according to his capacity and to each according to his needs’. That’s socialism. It’s written into the Communist Manifesto. Maybe we ought to see that every person who gets a tax return receives a copy of the Communist Manifesto with it so he can see what’s happening to him.
T. Coleman Andrews
Presently, states can only impose sales tax on businesses located in that state. Customers who purchase merchandise from another state do not pay that state’s sales tax.
Using the sociocrat “fairness” rhetoric, Governor Christie, who is grossly overweight, joins other greedy politicians who join Democrats in the belief that instead of producing a responsible budget, the citizens must continually pay more in order to meet the demands of their irresponsible spending.
Four years of an economic crisis has definitely caused suffering across America and problems for state governments. Many governments earnestly have been seeking positive solutions that are viable and based upon common sense, Governor Christie is one of them. But this Internet issue is an example of how politicians refuse to reduce their budgets in lieu of stealing more money from taxpayers. Worse, many governors when campaigning for office pledged NOT to raise taxes.
Bills being pushed in Congress to allow states to collect online sales are troubling, and not simply because of the $23 billion it could raise in new revenues. The Internet sales tax would dissolve the physical nexus standard for tax collection, allowing tax administrators to reach well across their borders for new revenue. We’ve grappled with states burdening non-residents with their tax codes once before – it was called taxation without representation.
Politicians refuse to tighten their belts in budgeting, but instead continually insist that the rest of America tighten their budgets so the politicians can continue their spending habits. It is a path that leads to nowhere except financial disaster. Imagine if American workers could go to their employers and tell them that their spending has increased for whatever reason and demand an increase in wages and salaries? That is exactly what those operating our government, federal and state, are doing – but in this case they have the power to not ask for it, but take it.
The collection of taxes which are not absolutely required, which do not beyond reasonable doubt contribute to the public welfare, is only a species of legalized larceny. The wise and correct course to follow in taxation is not to destroy those who havealready secured success, but to create conditions under which everyone will have abetter chance to be successful.
This is why there is such a big movement to go to the flat tax system, where politicians will be forced to budget according to the amount of taxation received, as well as rid Americans of the tyranny of the IRA and a tax code system that cannot be increased without a two-thirds majority vote in Congress. In addition, citizens will not have to spend money just filing a yearly set of forms in order to comply with the tax code – for in a flat tax system, there are no deductions, and if the income tax system continues, a one-page form that does not require “tax experts” to fill out and charge you for their service.
Think about it. Call your senators and representatives and let them know We the People are sick of their shenanigans and irresponsible behavior in operating OUR government.
Think Constitution. Think constitutional republic. Think responsible legislation and government operations. Think freedom and liberty – freedom of choice and the private property rights. 
 

Media: Blame it on Firearms and the Tea Party Movement

MEDIA TURNS AURORA ATROCITY INTO POLITICAL DIATRIBE

Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the Batman movie in Colorado to the Tea Party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun control laws. Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda. NBC News apparently could not resist doctoring the transcript of the conversation between George Zimmerman and the police after the Trayvon Martin shooting. Now ABC News took the fact that the man arrested for the shooting in Colorado was named James Holmes to broadcast to the world the fact that there is a James Holmes who is a member of the Tea Party in Colorado. . . . The James Holmes who belongs to the Tea Party has been deluged with phone calls. I hope he sues ABC News for every dime they have. This is not the first time that the mainstream media have tried to create a link between conservatives and violence. . . . Similar things have happened repeatedly, going all the way back to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which was blamed on a hostile right-wing atmosphere in Dallas, even though the assassin had a long history of being on the far left fringe. But, where the shoe is on the other foot — as when the Unabomber had a much marked-up copy of an environmentalist book by Al Gore — the media heard no evil, saw no evil and spoke no evil. . . .

FINDING THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM

Public discussion and debate about the Aurora, Colo., horror has missed the point. With numbing predictability, liberal opinion leaders in the press have focused on gun laws as the potential solution for such atrocities, while conservatives have responded that maniacs will find ways to kill people and therefore, nothing can be done about rampage shootings. Others have speculated that our excessively violent entertainments are tipping borderline types into spasms of real violence. . . . We don’t know much about the killer in Colorado yet, but in many cases of rampage shootings, family members, colleagues or teachers saw signs of trouble before the eruption of violence. Family reports of disturbing behavior are often not enough because too many state laws require that a person be “imminently dangerous” before he can be involuntarily committed — even for a short time. Thus, we have failed utterly to protect those in dire need of treatment and also placed society at increased risk from the minority of mentally ill people who are dangerous. . . . For the most dangerous mentally ill, estimated to number about 40,000 nationwide, a red-flag alert system could be adopted that would give mental health professionals, police and firearms dealers warning. With the proper safeguards, such a system would permit families of the mentally ill to get help for their relatives, as well as provide warnings to society. There are partial solutions to atrocities like that in Colorado, but they require abandoning the extreme civil libertarian approach that has marked the treatment — or mistreatment — of the mentally ill for the past half-century.

SPECULATING CAUSES WITH NO CURE
Searching to blame society on the actions of a deeply disturbed individual.
Whenever Americans find themselves transfixed by stories of senseless slaughter, there’s an irresistible impulse to seek causes and cures. We’re supposed to probe some chain of cruelty and complaint that impelled the alleged lone gunman (and it’s almost always a lone gunman) to undertake his deadly rampage. Custom also calls for earnest pronouncements by every preening pundit on social and governmental changes that might prevent such carnage in the future. Concerning causes, we usually hear about the devastating impact of adolescent bullying, the influence of violent media imagery, the breakdown of the family, or, more generally, the toxic nature of our “sick society.” When it comes to cures, the most common recommendations involve tighter regulation of guns, or new restrictions on brutal entertainment, or more emphasis on character building in school, or more anti-bullying protections, or mental-health programs, or enhanced economic mobility, or smaller class size, or more spirituality in public life, or some idealized combination of all of the above. Of course, none of these causes or cures seems to fit comfortably with what we know of the alleged shooter. . . .the evidence suggests that the suspect was a bully rather than the bullied: with a reported height of 6 feet 3, he no doubt would have cut a hugely intimidating figure on the night of his alleged crime, dressed in black ninja garb with body armor and gas mask. . . . The stories from Aurora also concentrated on the tragic case of one 24 year-old victim, Jennifer Ghawi, who previously survived a bloody gun massacre at a shopping center in Toronto only to succumb to this latest outrage in the Rocky Mountains. . . . Meanwhile, the incidence of homicidal violence in the United States has dramatically declined over the last 30 years, even as gun ownership has soared in every segment of society. . . . There’s no cause for the killer’s unspeakable acts and no conclusive cure for senseless violence in society. Insanity and evil represent eternal and inevitable elements of the human condition. The killing doesn’t carry a politically correct point, or a particularly timely lesson, or some deeper meaning. It is, in the worst possible sense, meaningless and all the more horrible for that. …
MEDIA INCORRECTLY BLAMED TEA PARTY MOVEMENT

On ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday morning, Brian Ross, chief investigative reporter for ABC News, announced to George Stephanopoulos and millions of viewers that there’s “a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado page on the Colorado Tea Party site,” which mentions Holmes “talking about joining the Tea Party last year.” . . .the purpose of the news media is not primarily to present news as impartially as possible. It is to improve society — which to liberals means, above all, fighting the right. …defeating the right is more important than moral or factual accuracy. . . . Lest the ABC News smear be forgotten, I thought it important to devote a column to it. But the truth is that, in varying degrees and in a variety of ways, it happens every day — in movies, in schools, in courtrooms, and, of course, in the news media.

CULTURE OF DEATH?

I had an entirely different column prepared for this week, but, in light of this horrific event, its subject matter seemed trivial and inappropriate. . . . Although no one is to blame for this man’s objectively evil actions but he alone, those actions are, sadly, a dreadful sign of our desperate times. . . . Let me be clear: Am I comparing this incredibly wicked, illegal mass murder at Aurora’s Century Theatre to the incredibly wicked, legal mass murder committed at Planned Parenthoods across the country each day? Absolutely – and you can quote me on it.