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.

State of Our Union: Small Business and the Well Being of United States

You might say that this is a part two of the previous article because there is more to say about the decline of small businesses in America, and in the case of Door Peninsula – more empty buildings for sale or rent in small towns.
My step son recently found himself unemployed, again. The first time he worked for a major satellite TV corporation and after working up to the position of district manager because the former manager transferred, he lost his job because the former manager decided he wanted to return to his old job. That is putting it as simply as possible.
His employment dilemma was caused by the economy, because the small, family owned business that hired him as their manager to help operate their business more efficiently, couldn’t afford to pay him anymore. Things were looking good as to what he was hired for, but staying ahead of the government requirements, being an unpaid tax collector, and other reasons under the auspices of government authority and legislation, the company may have to close its doors. If it does, employees will not be called back for work.
When you hear Obama and company claim that the economy is getting better – don’t believe it. 
Crunch the real numbers, see for yourself.


In a recent alleged survey by Citigroupand a CNBC Report entitled All Work, No Pay for Some Small Business Owners

Over the past few years, business owners report that they have, at one time or another, taken less profit (78 percent), worked more hours than usual (70 percent), and used their own money to help the business survive (69 percent). 54 percent of respondents say they have gone without a paycheck in order to keep the business running. 23 percent of owners have gone without pay for one year or more.
More than one-third of owners (38 percent) said their employees worked overtime without pay. 18 percent of owners said employees either missed paychecks or had paychecks delayed.

And to back up what I had written previously and pointing out in this article, there is the Small Business Association media connection Small Business Stats for Small Business Week 2011

There are 27+ million small businesses in the US. Between 60% to 80% of all new jobs created in the United States can be attributed to Small Business.

According to one of the charts, Singapore and New Zealand are the best places to start a business and keep it running. It may be the major reason why Americans have been relocating to New Zealand, as one story I read a couple of years ago about a fellow and his family moving to New Zealand from California to escape the overbearing bureaucracy of the American government.
If you would like to read more about interesting economic analysis, visit Mike Shedlock‘s blog: MISH’s Global Economic Trend Analysis.
Small businesses have been America’s trademark just as its big corporations, where more folks started up their own business, often right out of their homes or in their garages. 
Bill Gates
Bill Gates, multibillionaire and co-founder of Microsoft, began as a small business.
People, politicians, like Barack Obama want government control of the economy, yet leaving it in the legal ownership of business founders and owners, chair boards, et cetera. In this way, when something goes wrong, the government will have a fall guy to point the fingers at. You know, like Obama’s complaint about Bush spending and pointing fingers at him in 2008. Unfortunately, the spending part of Bush and the Congress during his tenure, were spending like fat-cat porkers – but Obama and company have doubled that spending and continues to increase government control over the private sector, violating constitutional law, and solidifying the power of progressives over the lives and liberties of the American people as each year passes. ObamaCare is the biggest intrusion upon private sector and rights and liberties of the American people to date. And the blame for it passing cannot be solely blamed upon the “political left”. And Romney? He certainly promotes repealing ObamaCare, but wants to replace it with an alternate big government scheme.

Earlier this month, Romney named former Utah GOP Gov. Mike Leavitt his transition leader. Leavitt supports and has profited handsomely from Obamacare’s health care exchange mandate. Then there’s the Romneycare mandate in Massachusetts, conceived by Obamacare architect and MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, which includes the very same slacker mandate provision enshrined in the Democrats’ law. Who needs enemies when you’ve got Republican Surrenderists for Obamacare waiting in the wings?

Obama administration has, as Thomas Sowell stated:

arbitrarily force insurance companies to cover the children of their customers until the children are 26 years old. Obviously, this creates favorable publicity for President Obama. But if this and other government edicts cause insurance premiums to rise, then that is something that can be blamed on the “greed” of the insurance companies. The same principle, or lack of principle, applies to many other privately owned businesses. It is a very successful political ploy that can be adapted to all sorts of situations. … Back in the 1920s, however, when fascism was a new political development, it was widely — and correctly — regarded as being on the political left. Jonah Goldberg’s great book “Liberal Fascism” cites overwhelming evidence of the fascists’ consistent pursuit of the goals of the left, and of the left’s embrace of the fascists as one of their own during the 1920s. … What socialism, fascism and other ideologies of the left have in common is an assumption that some very wise people — like themselves — need to take decisions out of the hands of lesser people, like the rest of us, and impose those decisions by government fiat. The left’s vision is not only a vision of the world, but also a vision of themselves, as superior beings pursuing superior ends. In the United States, however, this vision conflicts with a Constitution that begins, “We the People…”
That is why the left has for more than a century been trying to get the Constitution’s limitations on government loosened or evaded by judges’ new interpretations, based on notions of “a living Constitution” that will take decisions out of the hands of “We the People,” and transfer those decisions to our betters. Only our own awareness of the huge stakes involved can save us from the rampaging presumptions of our betters, whether they are called socialists or fascists. So long as we buy their heady rhetoric, we are selling our birthright of freedom.

Whether it is being wielded by the political left or the political right – our government, those that operate it, that does not adhere to the principles of the Constitution of the United States and operate our nation as a republic, will be doomed to suffer the fate of the very political and ideological entities that the progressives wish to imitate.
And, since today is Flag Day … check out Ken Blackwell article: Is the Star Spangled Banner An Abomination?
In order to help businesses and the economy in America we need to trim back intrusive legislation, reform the tax code to at least a flat tax with no deductions and severely limit control and power of the IRS, reinstate private property rights, and do something about the Federal Reserve system. All of these things that our government now controls was warned about by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, the latter who wrote:

Government is instituted to protect property of every sort … This being the end of government, that is NOT a just government, … nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has … is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.

The money you earn, not just real property, is being confiscated by our government on a constant basis via your paycheck and determined by the government that is supposed to be working for you.
It was by securing the right to own property and to keep it is what the rewards were for making a bold move to declare independence from the government of the King of England and establishing a new nation conceived in liberty and justice for ALL.

The right to own property and to keep the rewards of individual labor opened the floodgates of progress for the benefit of the entire human race. Millions have fled other countries to participate in the Miracle of America. [Our Ageless Constitution, W. David Stedman & LA Vaughan G. Lewis, ISBN: 0-937047-01-5]

Thomas Jeffersonwrote of economic freedom:

Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.
James Madisonwrote:

The enviable condition of the people of the United States is often too much ascribed to the physical advantages of their soil & climate …. But a just estimate of the happiness of our country will never overlook what belongs to the fertile activity of a free people and the benign influence of a responsible government.

Free enterpriseis not two words specifically found in the Constitution of the United States, but were clearly stated by the framers in their explanation about the great document they had drafted and ratified to be the law of our land.
The framers, the founders of our nation, knew classical history as well as experiencing it through the tyranny of a monarch government who refused to listen to reason. They knew that the early Jamestown settlement established in the New World in a place called America, had failed because it was set up like a socialist/communist communal. The also knew the secrets of the success of colonial America, where American colonists did what they wished to do with the fruits of their labor. They saw that a free market economy went hand-in-hand with the ideology of liberty; and that concentration of power and coercion of tyrant leadership whose ego had determined that only they could plan other people’s lives and dictate intrusive mandates in order to do so.
Once the colonists had tasted the fruits of their labor and the freedom and liberties that citizens of the mother nation did not have – they wanted to keep it. The Americans were free to acquire and own property, have access to free markets, produce what they wanted, work for whoever they chose to work for and live wherever they could afford to, and acquire goods and services as they saw fit.
Those items listed is what made America grow and prosper and become a great nation that at one time had enough room to allow an unlimited number of immigrants who, with hard work, could also enjoy the fruits of their labor and live in the land of opportunity.
One of the things that has led the United States to where it is now, moving away from the greatness of what it once was and the land of the free, was that those that operated our government decided that the Constitution of the United States was a “living” document, flexible to be bent according to the culture and frame of mind at any point of time in history – now and future. Alexander Hamiltonwrote of this:

Until the people have, by some solemn and authoritative act, annulled or changed the established form, it is binding upon them collectively, as well as individually; and no presumption or even knowledge of their sentiments, can warrant their representatives [the executive, judiciary, or legislature]; in a departure from it prior to such an act.

In the first of a series of 85 essays in the Federalist Papers, he also wrote:

it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection or choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.

Amendments were created and the means to include new ones, rescind or change the old ones for a clear purpose: the framers of the Constitution of the United States knew that as time moved on and technology changed, it would need amendments – even to repair its inadequacies, like stating that all men are created equal and still continuing the practice of slavery. That all citizens were equal in the eyes of the law; yet women were not allowed to vote and too often couldn’t own property. Amendments fixed those wrongful practices.
The American government was created to be powered by the consent of the people in a formal compact that is the Constitution of the United States and that all elected and appointed officials of that government must abide by that compact; as they swear an oath to do upon taking up the tenure of their elected or appointed office. Even citizens who join the branches of our Armed Forces swear such an oath of allegiance – sworn to protect the Constitution of the United States.
But, we have a president and many previous members of the legislature called Congress that have transgressed upon those laws and sacred pact between the American people and those that operate our government in our name.
And while fingers can certainly be pointed at those that operate our government from the executive branch to the legislative branch to the judiciary – it is We the People who have initially and ultimately gave up rights and liberties for promises not kept and false claims of the welfare of the People. The American citizens have, during the course of a long period of time, been snookered and coerced in gladly giving up their freedom for various reasons or causes in the name of government’s concept of patriotism. Thus, we have sent our sons to wars that have been formally declared by the Constitution of the United States that has dragged on or have been lost because politicians stood in the way of successful military campaigning and strategies.
The framers had designed a constitutional structure for a government that was limited in central power, delegating powers to the state governments within the republic unified states that make up the United States. Distribution of powers within the central, federal government were distinct departments created into a system of checks and balances in the form of a legislature, an independent judiciary, and oversight of an executive office (administration) that had veto powers to ensure no legislation that was unconstitutional or transgressed the limitations of government would become law.
It was said 200 years ago and it applies today:  

societies of men are capable of establishing good government, but most are not.

When the President of the United States issues executive powers in the form of mandates written as Executive Orders that are unconstitutional and overrides the authority of the legislative branch, the United States Congress – this should be stopped immediately.
When the judiciary legislates from the judicial bench of authority, surpassing the required procedures of the legislative authority of the US Congress – this should be stopped immediately.
But these and other transgressions have been initiated and continued for decades, indeed, for almost 100 years. It has been progressive, just as what they political left refers to itself since it has moved on beyond the realm of liberalism and are now promoting socialist and even fascist political infrastructure within what was once a constitutional republic. It is all in the name of progress, and they will justify themselves and their quest for power over the People and justify it in the name of the betterment of America and its citizens; allowing special interest minor entities to override the rights and liberties of others, the majority. They have infiltrated the core of our educational system because they know that our children are more susceptible to being coerced than their parents. It has produced teachers that tell their students that they cannot speak out negatively against the President of the United States because it is unlawfuland they can go to jail. When, in truth, it is unlawful for a teacher to tell a student such a law or use coercion to make students agree with their philosophies and ideologies. Those in charge of publishing the textbooks used in schools across America have used it for their own political purposes and agendas – deleting or altering truth and forbidding any open discussion against what the educational system in coercion with the government has determined to be the consensus of their “truth”.
Values are fundamental in the well being of any society, and those values are established by morals that have survived centuries and fallen civilizations that are now being undermined; which in turn will reverse the cause and effect of what made the United States what it once was.
Within the guidelines of the Constitution, a bill can be originated and passed by majority vote to raise revenue; but only for that purpose. A responsible legislature will first look at the government budget and determine if there is a way not to have to pass legislation that would raise an existing tax or create a new one. But it is done in government, often masked and not visible, almost every week of the congressional sessions of our Congress. The reason for raising revenue is to pay for the cost of government and that cost must always be maintained under limited conditions; and those bills that raise revenues is not for the convenience of the government, or a means to punish a certain sector of society, or use it for purposes of social engineering. But this practice has become the norm in our federal government and too often in state governments.
Politicians pay too much attention to special interest groups whose agenda is to take away or suppress other rights and liberties of other citizens. Thus, government becomes intrusive, an administrative tool for minor special interest groups and self-serving entities that use election donations as the key to getting special interest legislation passed. When money is accepted for such services, politicians who are supposed to conduct themselves as statesmen and stateswomen become political prostitutes – selling themselves to the highest bidder. And government has determined that prostitution is a social trade that is illegal.
There is no doubt that the Constitution of the United States was written to endure through the ages and only amended when deemed necessary for welfare and justice for ALL citizens. Those articles and amendments were written with the foundation of enduring principles and it is based upon the authority and sovereignty of We the People– not the political or government elite.
The only way all of this could have and continues to be altered is by the apathy of any nation’s citizens and/or the misconception that they do not have the right or power to reform or return the powers of government to its limitations set forth by the framers of the Constitution of the United States.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.Edmund Burke

And it is not always “evil” persons who cause problems, but also those who blindly follow them, believing in their misrepresentations and flat out lies.
Citizens of my state of Wisconsin have followed, as a majority, the ideology and principles of established democratic socialists within and without this state. I believe that Governor Scott Walker’s triumph over the progressive democratic-socialists and its strong-arm labor entity called unions, is the spark that will lead to a revolution of demanded reform – returning back to when values, character, and constitutional law were important facets of American life – and also includes strengthening the family unit as an entity that develops those values and good character; thereby creating new generations of good citizens, active citizens, who are patriots of a constitutional republic, loyal to each other and not the machinations of political and organized entities whose agenda transgresses those liberties and freedoms that the framer/founders worked so hard to achieve and generations of Americans worked so hard and gave so much to retain.
Those that believe our constitution is “Living” document are using language and ideology that would subvert that very document and the weaken the foundation that made the United States a great nation.
Voting is a right that every man and woman in America should exercise – but it is a right and liberty that comes, with anything that means anything, a responsibility; and to vote responsibly and not allow others to coerce the due process of elections and override the choice of candidates is also not acceptable. The media and the political elite has used its power and its propaganda capabilities to do that very thing. It is why those of us who view voting as an important responsibility to be reasoned and surmised by logic, not emotion incited by the political elite, the media, and special interest groups.
In order to do this, citizens must ignore those TV/radio ads that do nothing but incite emotion and instill propaganda in the form of untruths or misinformation and look to the character (person’s biographical background), the issues the candidate presents and declares solutions to problems, and the history of the voting record if holding a political office previously. Logic and reasoning – NOT – emotion and erroneous propaganda is the foundation of responsible voting.
An American Revolution is returning, but this time it will not, and must not, be fought with bullets — but instead armed with the wisdom of our founders, the framers of our Constitution of the United States, and the fortitude and character of American citizens from all walks of life, ethnic origins, religion, or whatever. 
It is a war against tyrants and prostitutes who sell out America, provide more power to self-serving institutions, their own personal reasons, and power of their prescribed political organizations. 
It is a war we must not lose. It is a war that our children hope is not lost, and those children must acknowledge that they are tasked to protect those liberties and rights in order for it to continue generation after generation.
It is a war we must not lose.


State of Our Union: Taxation Upon Taxation – Looking for a Better System

Election 2012: Knowing Importance of Constitutional Congress
Taxation, raising it and seeking new things to tax, is the answer to all government problems when it comes to budget deficit, it rarely occurs to politicians that when they talk about taxing more (and more) upon the “rich”, they are hindering what makes the economy flow and it always snags the middle class into the fray. In addition, this ignorant attitude chases away money that could be used here in the homeland – both in the move of corporations overseas, to the wealthy putting their money into places like the Cayman Islands.
Taxation is nothing new in America, indeed the founders pondered about what could be fair and reasonable even as the Constitution was being created and finalized. At that time the newly formed United States, its founders, had no real model to follow – only a sense of what not to do when American colonists were under the jurisdiction of a monarchical government.

A great debate occurred at the time over the articles of the Constitution, which included taxation.