"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Tolerant Liberals" Shout Down Republican Candidate in Newark

Will Malven
9/18/2013

Looks like Cory Booker has his election thugs well organized to suppress all opposition.  Liberals have ever been champions of free speech . . . as long as it's their speech that's "free."
By Max Pizarro | September 17th, 2013 - 3:16pm
NEWARK – Street operatives chanting "Cory, Cory, Cory," this afternoon stampeded a press conference by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan outside the derelict former property owned by Newark Mayor Cory Booker on Court Street.

The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, Booker gave the property away for $1 but not before drawing the ire of neighbors who say the mayor left the place abandoned and gave the local example of a poor steward.

“A tax deduction,” said Lonegan, “While he dumps this horrific piece of garbage on the city.”

The former mayor of Bogota stood at a lectern in front of the boarded up residential building, which he said has turned into a neighborhood crack house.
There is one group of American citizens who have been treated like children for so long that they don't know any other way to behave.

Thanks to entitlements, affirmative action, special programs, special treatment, special set-asides, and special allowances for bad behavior, the African America population has the maturity and education level of a bunch of 4th graders.

Blacks in America are spoiled, selfish, angry, resentful, entitled, discourteous, self-righteous, ignorant, amoral, undisciplined, and terribly immature.  Over 6 decades of liberal social and economic policies have made them that way.

Why would anyone be the least bit surprised by this sort of behavior?

Detroit is just the first of these artificially propped up disaster areas to finally collapse under the weight of liberal incompetence. There will be many more and Newark is well on it's way.  Yet, the same people who are most adversely affected will be the first who line up to support the very same leaders who get them where they are.

That ignorance and almost pathological gullibility is why liberals destroyed our education system.  An ignorant people are easily deceived and easily led.

Monday, September 16, 2013

America Broken Beyond Repair?

Will Malven
9/16/2013

It's Time:  Impose Term Limits, Repeal Apportionment Act of 1911, and Repeal the 16th and 17th Amendments

Our government is broken and I'm not certain it can be fixed.

We could make great strides in fixing what has been broken over the years were we to reverse many Congressional and Executive actions of the early 20th century.  During the first couple of decades, when "progressivism" was the catch phrase for all "enlightened" people, Congress passed a number of reforms and amendments that undid much of what our Founding Fathers created and that went against their intentions.

By granting themselves the power to tax income, they assured themselves of unlimited funds to pursue their pet projects.  This has led us to where we are now, with a 17 trillion dollar national debt, a trillion dollar a year deficit (even though federal income is at an all time high), and Congress and the Executive screaming for more money and more spending.

Another part of the problem is the 17th Amendment and the direct election of Senators. Rather than them being representatives of the individual states, they merely replicate the functions of the House now.  The Senate was intended to be the "House of Representatives for the states."  It was to represent the interests of the individual states, not be another democratically elected house of the people.

Then there is the Apportionment Act of 1911 when the House membership was locked down at 435. Being the elected representative of 30,000 citizens is a whole lot different than being the representative of 700,000 citizens.  Perhaps if the House now had 10,000 members and held session in a small arena, their egos wouldn't be quite so inflated and they wouldn't be so alienated from their constituents.

The most feeble argument these evil bastards make is that term-limits might lead to a "brain-drain" of our "brightest and best."  Having observed Congress for the past several decades, I vacillate between rage and laughter at the arrogance and presumption contained in such vapid argument.  Some of our elected representatives have a rather inflated image of their own importance.  Apparently they can't imagine that our nation could prosper without them . . . I CAN.

Our Founding Fathers had none of their "valuable experience" in the halls of government before they came together to create this nation. Certainly, some were politicians, but the bulk were professional men, businessmen, and farmers. Somehow those poor inexperienced neophytes managed to cobble together a document of some use.

In fact, those amateurs only managed to create the greatest governing document in history and then they managed to build an exceptional nation on the principles it enshrined.

Now I admit that the men of today are but a shadow of those brilliant patriots, but I'm sure we could muddle through without all of that "experience" (taking bribes, accepting "donations," sucking up to lobbiests, sucking up to the MSM, wimping out due to public pressure . . . how much ability can it require?)


Our Republican "leadership" (a questionable usage) is out of touch with the people they are supposed to be representing, spineless when we need them to be tough, and apparently just as venal and dishonest as the Democrat Party leadership.

Had they the wit, they would be out front on forcing Congress to live under Obamacare just as all (non-specially exempted) other citizens must.  They would be demanding that Democrats live by the same laws as those they purport of represent.  They would be going on every talk show, every news program, and giving daily press conferences attacking Democrats for their hypocrisy and for trying to force the American people into a healthcare system that they themselves aren't willing to put up with.

They would be doing right and they would be trumping Democrats . . . but they're just too venal and corrupted to see the opportunity and take advantage of it . . . Why, they might lose some of their precious tax-payer funded perks.

Term limits (with no allowances for a return to Congress either as an elected representative or as a consultant or lobbiest) appear to be the only hope we have of "draining the swamp."

Repeal the Apportionment Act of 1911, strip our elected representatives of their unprecedented power, and return the House to it's original function of representing the people--local people that know their Representatives personally and can take them to task.

Repeal the both the 16th and 17th Amendments and return government to it's original charter.

Implement solid, unavoidable term limits.  No chance of return, no chance of becoming a lobbiest, no possibility of becoming a paid "consultant" or in serving in government or any entity under government contract . . . EVER.

Strip away their power and with it, their arrogance and disconnect with the citizens and return power to the people.  Remind them that they are our public servants, not our rulers

Friday, April 19, 2013

Why Conservative Moral Issues Remain Important And Why Republicans Cannot Compromise On Those Core Values

Will Malven
4/19/2013

I no longer care if I am liked or disliked by those who disagree with my beliefs.  Some things are worth fighting for.  As William Penn once said:
Right is right even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong even if everyone is for it.
If you are a Republican who believes that, in order to win elections, we must accommodate Democrats on issues like gay marriage, abortion, immigration and other issues which entail compromising the core conservative values in which most of us claim to believe, then I feel sorry for you, because you have lost your way. You have been brainwashed by the media, the MSM, and the Democrat echo chamber to believe a lot of lies.

I don't blame you for your ignorance, you probably are the victim of our modern so-called "education system." You lack a firm grounding in history, philosophy, and understanding of how our system came to be and what made our nation exceptional--you may even have been convinced that the whole notion of American exceptionalism is a bad thing.

You are unable to see the lines connecting your core beliefs in free enterprise, capitalism, and fiscal responsibility (fiscal conservatism) and the strong moral, ethical, religious beliefs which characterize most traditional conservatives, and which our Founding Fathers held and which formed the basis of our nations founding.

I would suggest you go back and examine the Roman Empire, both its founding and more importantly the events leading up to its collapse.

Roman society turned its back on the very things which made it a great power, unity of purpose, strong families and strong family values, and close attachment to their religion (not Christianity, but a core of moral, philosophical, and ethical principles which united their culture).

Like all powerful societies throughout history, citizens grew complacent, they began to embrace behavior which lay outside the norm (suicide, sexual perversion, the celebration of death, etc), they turned their backs on their religion and began to deify their leaders, and they allowed the largess of the state to lull them into a false sense of security.

As their social mores declined, so did their need for diversion increase.  Entertainment became more extreme, wilder orgies, deeper perversions, and increasingly more violent and bloody.

The Roman poet and satirist, Juvenal, labeled it "Panem et Circenses" (bread and circuses).
The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things - bread and circuses!
Rome also fell to unrestricted immigration.  Lacking sufficient people to populate their armies and defend their lands, they begin to look to foreign armies and citizens to build up their strength.  Eventually this led to the Sacking of Rome by various waves of barbarian hoardes.

Looking back over the past century, one can see the same pattern in America. Our culture ridicules those who hold strong religious beliefs. Welfare has rendered the traditional family redundant for many and fathers no longer hold value.

How many sitcoms today poke fun a fathers, portraying them as dumb, incompetent, lazy, selfish, uncaring, etc. Men are portrayed as predators, dangerous to women and young girls--even their daughters. You rarely see the same treatment of women. We are taught in our society that women are caring, compassionate, and nurturing. They are the smart ones in the family and at best, they are amused by their spouses antics.

Hedonism is portrayed as desirable, gays as a legitimate life-style with no negative consequences beyond the onerous burden a "hateful" society of bigots place on them, even though the truth is far, far different. Depression is common, self-loathing is common. suicide is common as it is in anyone whose behavior lies outside the norm.

This all plays to the moral fiber which runs through our society and which used to knit us together. Stalin said back in the early days of the USSR:
"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
Those on the left set about attempting to do that very thing and over the past century have succeeded very well.

Khrushchev echoed those same sentiments and predicted that America would collapse from within and they would use our own rights to do so.

It is the essence of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals . . . carry everything to extremes, expect conservatives to be perfect and attack them for any deviation from that perfection, use freedom of speech as a tool to destroy us. Use ridicule to destroy icons of society (as I have pointed out above).

They then turn those tools to attack anyone who dissents with their economic agenda. If one espouses a conservative free-market agenda, then you are "heartless," "uncaring," "callous to the needs of those less fortunate."

They twist Christianity into a tool for their own agenda implying that government spending is better than private charity, when history proves the opposite to be true.

Charity is given from the heart, it is a form of selflessness with enriches the giver as well as the recipient. It is more often given with the added effort to not simply feed the indigent, but to lift them up so they no longer need charity.
Government has a vested interest in keeping the poor dependent on their largess. It serves no purpose for politicians to lift the poor out of poverty when they can guarantee their re-election by continuing to pour money into the needy hands.
"Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it."
--Georges Santayana
It is simple to see the repeated patterns throughout history of those societies which have moved from their rigidly held moral and social values and "evolved" to a more "reasonable, inclusive, COMPROMISED" vision of humanity.
In every case, when a society abandons those closely held values and "evolves," it sets itself on the road to destruction.

Our societies acceptance of what is defined as "normal" or "acceptable" has evolved.  Homosexuality, once considered a perversion, "the love that may not be named" has become not simply accepted, but encouraged.  Young girls are increasingly sexualized at earlier and earlier ages.

Games being played by our children have become more violent, more explicit, and bloody beyond reality.  Even our sporting events have embraced greater and greater levels of violence as boxing, once considered a bloody, violent sport, has devolved into cage matches of mixed martial arts, far more violent, far bloodier, far more savage.

Our once universal culture has become Balkanized as various ethnic and racial groups immigrating to our nation no longer seek to become part of our culture, but apart from our culture.  Earlier waves of immigration had one commonality, those who came here sought more than anything else . . . to become "Americans."

No longer.  Hispanics who arrive in America today refuse to adopt our language, refuse to acculturate and become a part of the whole.  In prior waves of immigration, there were no classes like "English as a second language," or "bi-lingual" education classes for the children of immigrants, children attended schools in which English was the sole language and they learned it or failed.

This process led to a unique blending of the traditional with the new inculcating such portions of the newer cultures as fit in well with the traditional.  These days, there is no such blending.  Children of Hispanic immigrants remain outside of the dominant culture, leaving them disenfranchised, discontent, and restless for opportunity which they denied themselves by refusing to become part of the whole.

Our politicians have ceased to work for the good of the nation and now seek only to further there own narrow political agendas and careers, pandering to the lowest common denominator and in the process lowering the standards for all.

Our Founding Fathers were very brilliant, well read, well educated men. They understood what I have stated. They knew and understood history. They understood human nature and they sought to create a form of government which would enable Americans to avoid those pitfalls of the past.

They were also men with rigidly held strong moral values. They were Puritans, Quakers, Anglicans, Congregationalists, Calvinists, and Evangelicals. Half of the states had state religions in their charters. Liberals like to point to men like Jefferson and Paine to assert that our nation wasn't founded on Judeo-Christian principles, but those men were the exceptions. The vast majority of Americans and of our Founding Fathers were men of faith.

All of the above is why conservatives are hostile to those seemingly insignificant changes in our society's laws. It's why we oppose "gay marriage." It's why we oppose abortion. Those issues cut to the core of what has historically made America great.

Our strength comes not from "diversity" or compromise, but from a commonality of culture and beliefs and when we abandon those principles, we abandon everything that built this nation.

Learn history and learn the lessons it teaches us. If you don't, then your continues ignorance is no longer excusable, but intentional.


Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

New Hampshire Women: You Will Have To Prove You Couldn't Escape Rapist

Will Malven
3/23/2013

The liberal mentality is simply unfathomable.  Now in New Hampshire, a law has been proposed that would require any woman who chooses to defend herself or her children from an attacker to prove she was unable to escape.  Of course the law applies to both men and women, but just imagine a woman walking her baby down the street and two teens suddenly coming up to her and demanding money from her.

Yes, that situation just occurred in Georgia this week.  When informed that she had no money, the two teens then shot the woman and then shot the baby in the face.  If the woman had a concealed carry license and a firearm, she might have been able to save her baby's life and stop the teens.

But should this law pass, in New Hampshire, the woman would have faced the additional burden of having to decide if she could "retreat" out of danger before she could use her concealed firearm.

Now this might--possibly--be considered--remotely--reasonable if there was an epidemic of New Hampshire citizens killing people on the street out of irrational fear . . . or even if it happened once . . . but this has not been a problem.  Yep, that's right, once more a liberal legislator is proposing passing a law to outlaw something that never happens . . . and has the potential to endanger women and their children by causing them to hesitate at a critical moment.

New Hampshire Bill Would Victimize Women If They Stand & Fight An Attacker

Second Amendment Sisters

Concord, NH - HB135 is not a bill of equality.

It looks to change a law that has not caused anyone harm. It looks to change the playing field to be in favor of the criminal and lessen the rights’ of women to not be victimized.

The prime sponsor was quoted as saying it is OK for women to defend themselves at home, but not on the street. We bear the burden to try and run from our assailants. If we do not, if we choose instead to protect ourselves or our children, in the court of law we have to prove we could not get away. The prosecution has no burden to prove otherwise.

Faced with a criminal intent on rape, robbery or kidnapping our children WE are faced with the choice to do what we must to save ourselves or our loved ones, knowing that we will be the ones in court. Being victimized a second time by the judiciary system that tells us we have to prove we could not escape.

[continued at webpage linked above]
Once again the liberal obsessive fear of their fellow citizens and of hypothetical situations has them trying to outlaw rational behavior and endangering the lives of the very people they, in their fevered little brains, are supposed to be trying to protect.

This is the antithesis of the "Castle Docrine" which many states (I would say "rational states") now have made law, which places the burden of proof on the state and the criminal that the use of a firearm for self-defense was not justified.

How irrational can one be. New Hampshire State Representative Merr Shurtleff has inadvertently granted us an example of just how irrational the average liberal legislator is and just how far liberals will go if they are allowed free reign.

Liberal-land is a looney-bin in which the law-abiding citizen is the enemy and the criminal the victim.  Here is the exact wording of the proposed bill:
1 Physical Force in Defense of a Person. Amend RSA 627:4, III to read as follows:

III. A person is not justified in using deadly force on another to defend himself or herself or a third person from deadly force by the other if he or she knows that he or she and the third person can, with complete safety:

(a) Retreat from the encounter, except that he or she is not required to retreat if he or she is within his or her dwelling[,] or its curtilage, [or anywhere he or she has a right to be,] and was not the initial aggressor; or

(b) Surrender property to a person asserting a claim of right thereto; or

(c) Comply with a demand that he or she abstain from performing an act which he or she is not obliged to perform; nor is the use of deadly force justifiable when, with the purpose of causing death or serious bodily harm, the person has provoked the use of force against himself or herself in the same encounter; or

(d) If he or she is a law enforcement officer or a private person assisting the officer at the officer's direction and was acting pursuant to RSA 627:5, the person need not retreat.
Here we have a perfect example of liberal think. The citizen is the criminal. The citizen must evaluate the situation and figure out, not only if their reaction is justified, but if, in the eyes of the court or a jury, they could possibly escape the situation by surrendering their private property and run away.

In the first place, the point at which either requirement can be met has long since passed before most people who conceal-carry firearms are prepared to deploy their gun.  That thought process is drummed into the minds of everyone who obtains a CCL.  The use of a firearm is a last-resort action that all CCL holders hope they never reach.

In the second place, this law places an additional burden on a person who is already faced with a life-or-death decision . . . A citizen would have to ask himself or herself, "Will the courts or district attorney believe that I couldn't have escaped if I use my weapon?"

The hesitation this law would impose on victims, however brief, could cost them their lives.

Of course, the chances of this bill becoming law are minuscule. In a state like New Hampshire, which is one of the few open-carry states, such a bill is unlikely to attract many supporters, but it is another example of how liberalism turns the world on its head and places the burden of proof on the victim rather than the criminal.  It places any victim of a violent crime at greater risk, while solving no problem.

Again, this bill addresses a non-existent problem.

It does, however, show us why we can never give an inch to the gun-grabbers.  It demonstrates to what lengths they will go to strip us of our inherent, endowed rights. 

It shows just how dangerous liberals are to their fellow citizens.


Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

"A Republic, Madam, If You Can Keep It."

Will Malven
3/22/2013

The "reasonable" voices in the gun control debate are once more "re-branding" their arguments in an effort to restrict our rights . . . it's the same old song with different lyrics.

"Morning Joe" Scarborough, former congressman, self-righteous hypocrite and conservative in name only (CINO) was at it again this morning, erecting more strawman arguments to push his and his fellow liberals' radical anti-gun agenda.

According to them, anyone who believes that an expansion of background checks would be a dangerous prelude to confiscation, because it means de facto registration, anyone who believes that an expansion of background checks would have no effect on criminal use of firearms, must automatically believe "we must protect the right of rapists to own guns," "criminals must be allowed to buy guns in gun shows," and "criminals and rapists must be allowed to buy guns on the internet."

People like Joe and his fellow gun-grabbers understand nothing about our Constitution or our natural, inherent rights.  They understand nothing about how a constitutional republic functions, and they understand nothing about what our Founding Fathers intended.

So, for "Morning Joe" and Dianne Feinstein and old Chuck "Microphone Moth" Schumer and for all of you other ignorant, gun-grabbing fools who believe government is only out to help you and has never and will never represent a threat to your freedom, here is a little primer on what a constitutional republic is.
  • A constitutional republic doesn't restrict the rights of all citizens because of the bad actions of a few malcontents. 

    Our system was designed to protect, to the maximum extent possible, the rights and freedoms of all citizens and to impose as few restrictions as possible on the actions of each.  If we were to pass a law based on every possible criminal contingency, then investors would be outlawed, because some choose to invest by fraudulent means.  Salesmen would be outlawed, because some salesmen choose to behave in an unethical manner, doctors would be outlawed, because some choose to write illegal prescriptions or perform unnecessary procedures.

    We seek to have a government which has the least possible negative impact on the lives of of as many citizens as possible.

  • A constitutional republic protects the rights of the minority from the tyranny of the majority.

    One would think liberals would know this since it has been used to ensure that minorities are not discriminated against. It has also been used by liberals to promote feminism (even though women are a majority), Title 9 entitlements, the "gay" rights agenda, and virtually the entire menu of leftist social causes.

    Of course we all know that such principles are only valid in the minds of liberals if they enable or promote leftist/statist causes.

  • A constitutional republic doesn't pass laws based on the results of opinion polls.

  • We are constantly being bombarded with polling data about the issues of the day and we are informed that X-percent of Americans believe that such-and-such law should be passed, so Congress needs to do so. Again, the principle of protecting minorities from the tyranny of the majority applies here. Just because a majority of people think that Congress should ban so-called "assault-weapons" or high capacity magazines doesn't automatically mean that it is good policy to do so. Just because some percentage of Americans believe that gay marriage should be legal, doesn't make it wise or legitimate for Congress to pass laws making it legal.

    The wisdom of our Founding Fathers is self-evident in this principle.

  • A constitutional republic doesn't pass laws riding the crest of a wave of emotions. 

    Our system was designed intentionally to avoid such an eventuality.  Laws passed on the basis of the ebb and flow of the emotions of voters invariably are bad laws.  One of the most glaring examples of this was the 18th Amendment--"Prohibition."

    Part of the problem here rests in the passage of the 17th Amendment, removing a layer of political insulation between the voters and the Senate. The Senate was intended to represent the interests of the various states. It was the most "republican" portion of our constitutional republic. With the passage of the 17th Amendment, America moved closer to the abyss of democracy and away from the protections which were designed into our system by our Founding Fathers.
America isn't a democracy and that fact seems to escape most Democrats, most mainstream journalists, and many of our fellow citizens. To revisit an old saying, "democracy" is two wolves and a lamb deciding what's for dinner.

Liberals are quick to denounce laws which restrict presumed "rights" of those whom they currently favor as "oppressed minorities (as in the case of gay marriage),"  but in their hypocrisy, avidly seek to impose restrictions on actual rights of citizens when those rights are inconvenient to their agenda.

America is a constitutional republic.  We elect representatives in whom we place our trust to exercise caution and restraint in passing laws.

Laws are not the result of a popularity contest, but should be the result of careful, fact-based, deliberation and consideration.  We should never rush to pass laws in the heat of the moment.

The actions of politicians like Andrew Cuomo and other Democrat Party leaders following a tragedy like Sandy Hook are examples of opportunism, not careful deliberation and such laws inevitably result in all Americans having fewer rights, less freedom, and more government interfering in their lives.

When advocates of laws which restrict our rights are reduced to using straw man arguments, lies, and emotional arguments, you can bet their agenda has nothing to do with  the causes they espouse and everything to do with seizing greater power over our lives . . . that or they're just plain stupid, like "Morning Joe" Scarborough.

Famously (and apocryphally), Benjamin Franklin was asked by a lady as he left the Constitutional Convention, "Well Mr. Franklin, what have you left us, a democracy or a monarchy?" 

Franklin stated: "A Republic, madam, if you can keep it."

Sad to say, America is well on the road to becoming a democracy rather than the republic our Founding Fathers left us.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

San Francisco Liberals: The Irony Is Inescapable, Quoting Muslim Leaders Is "Islamaphobic Bigotry"

Will Malven
3/13/2013
“San Francisco won’t tolerate Islamophobic bigotry.  The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to look the other way and do nothing.”
So says San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon in a perfect example of unintended irony.

Pamela Gellar's group, American Freedom Defense Group has bought ad-space on 10 of San Francisco's Muni buses and posted quotations from Islamic leaders in an effort to counter all of the pro-Islamic propaganda being spewed by the left and groups like CAIR.

Somehow, in the twisted minds of liberals, quoting a person's words back at them is considered "hate-speech."
‘Killing Jews Is Worship’ Ad Campaign Rolled Out On SF Muni Buses
 
March 11, 2013 10:36 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A controversy has been re-ignited this week as ten new ads go up on San Francisco Muni buses containing quotes used by terrorists.

“Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah,” reads one of the ads, which has people debating the line between free speech and hate speech.

“The purpose of our campaign is to show the reality of Jihad, the root causes of terrorism. Using the exact quotes and text that they use,” said Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Institute.
As one of the commenter asked, "If using their words is 'hate speech', wouldn't that mean their words are 'hate speech'??"

Only liberals would consider using the direct, exact, and in context quotes of someone to expose their true beliefs and nature "hate speech," only a liberal would consider quoting Islamic leaders spewing words calling for "killing Jews" and "wiping Israel off the face of the earth" Islamaphobic bigotry.

The level of denial is so huge and the level of hypocrisy so pathetic, only a liberal could make the kind of statements these city leaders are making.  

It takes a liberal to get into such high dudgeon over someone speaking the truth.

The irony here is delicious.  San Francisco prides itself  on its "tolerance" yet here is the city D.A. and Board of Supervisors President, David Chiu, defending the most intolerant, murderous, hateful "religion" in the world.

In a further example of liberal irony, Mr. Chiu said the American Freedom Defense Initiative is made of “well-known hate extremists” and said he is introducing a resolution at Tuesday’s board meeting to denounce the ads.

These liberals who claim to be "feminists" and "gay-rights supporters" are now defending a religion which murders women for "allowing themselves" to be raped, mutilates women for such unforgivable sins as seeking an education or refusing to cover her face or sitting with an unrelated male who isn't her husband, and beheads gays for being gay.

God bless Pamela Gellar and her group for demonstrating the hypocrisy of liberals, the hatefulness of Islam, and the intolerance of both with a single ad campaign.

Price of the ads - $10,000
Exposing liberal hypocrisy and Islamic hatred and intolerance - PRICELESS.



Long Live Our America Republic!!!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Eric Holder: Death From Above . . . Domestic Drone Attacks "Necessary and Appropriate Under Constitution"

Will Malven
3/06.2013

It just keeps getting better (more bizarre and frightening).

Yesterday the Washington Examiner reported that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder believes:
“It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States,”
Folks, he's talking about using drones to attack American citizens on our own soil . . . think about that . . . a United States Attorney General contemplating the possibility, however remotely he may posit it, of an American President authorizing the use of U.S. military drones to attack an American citizen.

In December of 2011, Congress and the President authorized the new National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 which included, the authority to detain, without recourse, any American citizen believed to be "a terrorist or member of a group affiliated with terrorism."  We're talking indefinite detention without trial, or formal judicial hearing--no judge, no habeus corpus.

Then in February of this year, you may recall, our Department of Justice issued a finding that drone-strikes against American citizens on foreign soil were legal:
". . . the U.S. gvernment can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S."
 So now, the other shoe has fallen . . . the shoe that I predicted would fall when I posted my commentary in February, asking:
How long will it be before this same President--the President who views our Constitution as an impediment--decides to direct his Department of Justice to issue a finding that American citizens suspected of terrorist activities ON AMERICAN SOIL should be subject to the same treatment.
I don't care how "extraordinary" the circumstances are in which Holder and the President may find under which they would authorize such attacks, it is the mere contemplation of the possibility that disturbs me--and should frighten the willies out of you and every law-abiding citizen who disagrees openly with the Obama Administration.

This is just another item to add to the growing list I posted yesterday.  A list which, increasingly, begins to look like a preparation for war against American citizens.

Alone none of these events is indicative of a government out of control.  It's not any individual decision, but the pattern of decisions that is worrying.

  • The early description, by the DHS under Janet Napolitiano, of fundamentalist Christians, patriot groups and "right-wing" groups as potential terrorists, the identification of veterans as potential threats.  
  • The suspension of constitutional protections for citizens "suspected" of being terrorists or associated with terrorist organizations, indefinite incarceration of suspected terrorists or those "affiliated" with terrorists--both under the aegis of the NDAA.  
  • Unusually large ammunition and arms purchases, repurposed military armored vehicles
  • Multiple legal findings supporting drone attacks on American citizens abroad, domestic drone surveillance, signal intercepts and internet monitoring.
  • Legal opinion from the AG that envisions drone attacks on domestic targets.

This is not the America I grew up in and these broad and expansive powers for the DHS exceed even those of the FBI during it's most controversial days under J. Edgar Hoover.

Without any evidence of domestic terrorism or even any discernible probable threat of foreign terrorism on our shores, these actions seem extreme.  These are not the actions of a benevolent, benign government, they are frighteningly similar to the actions of the old Eastern bloc government during the cold war.

Conspiracy?  I don't know, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's unlikely to be a giraffe.

Vigilance truly is the price of liberty and American citizens should probably be paying a little closer attention to current events than they appear to be. 


Long Live Our American Republic!!!!