By The People

There are fundamental flaws in how American government operates today,
contrary to the Constitution and the vision of a representative republican form of governance.
I intend doing something about it: by educating and informing others who
are not even aware of the dangers.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Obama attacks GOP over vision for the country

So The President says, "Their prescription for every challenge is pretty much the same - and I don't think I'm exaggerating here: basically cut taxes for the wealthy, cut rules for corporations and cut working folks loose to fend for themselves."

So his party wants to raise taxes on the wealthy, which coming from poverty and entitlements, that includes everyone that earns a wage, so they can give more to those that deserve it the least.  

It amazes me that so many college educated people in government thought that by spending more money, they would be helping the economy. Now I am not getting on Democrats and Obama, as there were bailouts that began during the last Bush administration, so Republicans are not blameless. They too must be held accountable for their actions.

And as I listened to another sound bite of Obama claiming that he has created jobs and the unemployment rate is starting to fall, it occurred to me  that the jobs that he is talking about are government jobs, mostly those temporary census jobs that pay very well, depending on where you live it has been reported (confirmed source) that it can be as high as $17.75 per hour.

I cannot see how Americans can still support the "changes" that are taking place now. I guess if you are on welfare and want to remain there, Obama and the Democrats are your saviors, but for the rest of Americans that take responsibility to provide for  the needs of their own, it has been nothing less than a horror story, a nightmare come true.

When will Americans stop voting for the two parties that get us into these messes decade after decade? When will YOU make a difference with your vote? I was told last Presidential election that a vote for a third-party candidate is as good as a vote for Obama. I want to make it clear right now this in not true. A vote for the candidate that I feel best suited for the job can never be the wrong thing to do.

Now I would like to offer a challenge: On election day this coming November,  vote only for candidates that are not Democrats or Republicans. And do not vote for any incumbent candidates as they too need replacements with fresh faces. If Americans rally and do this then it will change the Congressional Branch of government at once. And if there are any incumbents or Dems or Reps that do get elected, I would then investigate the elections board for fraud.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cancer in Congress

As I watch  the news and read about the oil spewing out of that ruptured pipe in the Gulf of Mexico, it saddens me to know that this is a scripted act. Now that does not mean that the explosion on the rig that caused the leak was planned, although it is possible. My interpretation of it is more of an opportunity for the government to take actions that restrict more freedoms and take more control from private industry.

As the hurricane season gets into full swing, the damages from this oil leak will be felt globally. Already the prices of goods have gone up and fuel prices that traditional rise in the summer months are now reaching their previous year marks and will soar above them.

Congress has done nothing but exacerbate the problems by increasing spending while jobless rates soar. And I am not fooled by the slight increase in employment figures as many of them are government jobs and a good percentage of them are temporary Census jobs. Regardless of the government and media hype, unemployment in some areas is well beyond 10% and in some areas it is reported to be as high as 30%.

The political climate in Washington is a joke. A two-party system of corruption on both sides that are at best ineffective and quite destructive when they actual do take action. And now the bills being passed around and which will be voted on soon, will give the government the power to control Internet access. If the White House does not like what is being said, they will have the power and authority to shut you down. The very Internet that gave Obama a grassroots campaign to the White House is now seen as a threat to his agenda. Well I guess the illegal alien in the White House IS being threatened! He is pretender and is a cancer at the very heart and soul of this one great nation.

I say cure the cancer! Remove the growths that support it, and it will whither and die without it's food supply. End the reign of slavery that is the Federal Reserve System, and give the States back the selection of Senators by their respective legislatures. That is a balance of power that was removed by the 17th Amendment. Abolish the Fed and charge Congress with its Constitutional obligation to coin (print) currency and set the value for it. Using asset-backed money instead of fiat money it will make America's economy more stable. And abolish the Internal Revenue Service as we will no longer need a collection agency for the Federal Reserve mob.

The abolishing of the FRS and IRS will allow the States to take full responsibility for collection of taxes and fees. They do it now anyway, so it will there will be no additional costs involved with doing so. The States can then submit revenue to the Federal government when the Fed's budget shows it requires funding from the States for services. The individual and businesses that pay taxes, will pay only on profits and not on income. And just like businesses, when taxes are required from individuals, it will be assessed against profits and not wages.

If all Americans refuse to vote for any incumbent or candidate from the Dems or Reps, and chooses only candidates that are NOT members of the two parties mentioned, it will clean houses quickly and allow us to get back on track. On the other hand, it may expose the voter fraud in those areas that use electronic election machines.

Finally, because voting is a right and because it is so necessary for all American citizens to have a voice in government, I feel that instead of an election day, we need an election week. That will give all registered voters plenty of time to study the candidates and the issues to make a more informed choice at the ballot box. And I feel that because it is so important, it needs to be done by hand and not electronically. I feel that there is personal empowerment in signing a ballot with pen that is lacking in pressing button on a keypad or a touch-sensitive display screen.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Federal Crimes and the End of Law

There is no doubt in my mind that the oil leaking from the destroyed oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is the responsibility of British Petroleum and its contractors, employees, and executives.  That being said, there is and was no criminal intent that can be demonstrated on the part of BP. Unless the explosion and resultant leak is the direct result of sabotage, then BP must be accountable for all damages and the cleanup.

If it is necessary to have government involvement to perform the cleanup, which of course would be paid for with tax dollars, then it would be equally valid and fair to invoice BP for the full amount of the cleanup costs. No criminal charges, no "kiss some ass" as it alleged  that Obama was quoted saying to Matt Lauer (I do not watch network news regularly) and no "seizing BP" as some have suggested.

This article that I am writing about displays the dangerous precipice we are crossing and the loose reins given to the federal prosecutors in the US.  As is pointed out in this excellent article by William L. Anderson it is taking us down a road that is in total opposition to the principles of "innocent until proven guilty."

For the most part, Americans are allowing those that they elected to represent them, free rein to legislate from politics and not common law or common sense. There are Americans waking up and realizing what is really happening behind the facade.

Let's hope that it's not too little and too late to prevent the destruction of United States sovereignty.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Separation of Church & State

With all of the publicity over prayer in schools, prayers before sporting events, and even a public outcry demanding the removal of the Ten Commandments from a courthouse lobby, it seems that we need to relearn what the context and concept of "separation of church and state" really means and what its intended inclusion was meant for in the Constitution.

In many Islamic nations today, the government legislates through the guidance of the Quran and through the interpretations of the spiritual/political leaders. It is through them that Quran is applied to the laws of the nation. Many people do not agree with this but if they are citizens they must comply. Many immigrate to other countries when they can.

Many years ago, it was the Holy Roman Church that made its doctrines the law of most of Europe. Anyone who disobeyed, disagreed, was not a believer, was tortured and imprisoned or put to death in one of many agonizing ways. The art of torture may have been perfected during the Dark Ages, during  the Inquisitions.

When the colonial leaders were drafting a form of government for the colonies, they saw how religious influence can corrupt the body government and enslave the people unto a particular doctrine of faith. To prevent that and to also insure that the people would remain free to practice their own religious customs and traditions without hindrance from the government. What they did not foresee was the bloated government that is surpassing the private sector in employment, but there is strong opposition to that large employee base commemorating any holidays of their faith publicly. No Christmas trees or Menorahs allowed. No pictures or statues or medals depicting saints or prophets, or any symbolism that may "offend" others.

We have gone beyond separation of church and state to the state determining where you may practice your "religious freedom." The legislative branch passed no laws prohibiting the display of symbols of a religious nature, but they are using a Constitutional liberty as a tool to prohibit the display of one's religion in a public (government) place.

I for one am not really for or against the public display of one's faith. Perhaps that is how you can identify others that feel as you do and meet new people with common beliefs. I am against spending money (taxpayer money especially) on decorations and tress because I feel that is people want to do that, it is up to them, but take responsibility financially and also to remove when the holiday is passed. I do not feel that I or any other taxpaying citizen needs to be burden with such a frivolous waste of tax dollars, and today it seems blatantly apparent as to why.

I do not feel that a person decorating their personal space is a violation of anything. Maybe if enough people of different faiths were doing it, they would all learn much about one another by sharing customs instead of denouncing their differences.