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.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Debt Debate: Lack of Integrity


When commenting about the President’s lack of integrity I am often called racist. It seems that criticizing Barack Obama is not politically correct.  If you don’t believe me, just ask any Democrat. He is still blaming George Bush for the mess we are in now. But his own words betray him and bear witness to his lack of honesty. In his own words:


"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better".
-- Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

So here we are in 2011with a President Obama that refuses to allow a bill to pass that does not include massive increases in the debt. And regardless of the media spin to the contrary, the Tea Party Movement, as the voice of Americans regardless of party affiliations, will not compromise on what needs to be done.

The President called on all Americans to “make sacrifices” during these tough economic times, and yet he certainly does not practice what he preaches. As a leader he has failed in every manner possible. Some in the far right have labeled Obama as a dictator, but I see him more as the mouthpiece for a “higher” authority.

Since taking office in 2009 with a Democratic majority in both houses, the debt has skyrocketed out of control. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act alone adds trillions of dollars in debt with no revenue sources stipulated to pay for it. Instead they cut benefits to Medicare and created more bloated government administration jobs to further the costs of health care and again with no sources of revenue.

Neither the President nor his party have yet to put forth a comprehensive budget plan of their own, yet they criticize the Republican Party as being the reason for failing to present them with a budget that they will accept. Regardless of the crisis we face, the President is hot on the campaign trail, scaring seniors with Medicare and Social Security not being paid, military with cut-off of pay, and it’s all the fault of those nasty Republicans.

There are a few of the GOP members that have listened to We the People, and we elected some to bring our voices back into Washington. But there remains a fiercely corrupt machine in place there that will risk default of debt rather than succumb to the will of the people.

The message we need to send to Washington in each election from this point forth is that we are no longer tolerant of business-as-usual in the Capitol, and we will “fire” those members of Congress and even the President, for failure to perform to the expectations of We the People.

Listen carefully when Republican presidential hopefuls address the people and debate. Listen to their views on Constitutional limits of federal government, the role of the Sovereign States to provide its sovereign individuals due process of Common Law as outlined in the Magna Carta and expressed in detail in founding documents such as the Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers.
When you are armed with the knowledge of what the dream was for this nation and look at who would best represent those ideals today, there is only one candidate for president that stands out among all the rest. Ron Paul is that candidate. But one sovereign individual cannot make his ideology an act of law; that must be done by Congress. So in addition to having Dr. Paul as our next President of the united States of America, we must also select candidates to represent ourselves and the sovereign States to work within the framework of the Constitution to restore the integrity of it by dismantling the structure of unlimited federal jurisdiction.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Reader's Letter: What is And Should Never Be


My resolve for freedom for all, by the ideals set forward in the Constitution has been truly and properly tempered.

The many quenchings accomplished by way of the violations of our inalienable rights has fashioned it.

Our rights as enumerated by the proper Articles of the Constitution for the Republic of the United States have been violated in part or completely on all counts.

Our leaders are not qualified to be in office or have repeatedly failed to uphold their oath of office.

Our past and present leaders have lied outright, told partial truths, and failed to keep their word on so many occasions the American public has been blinded and deafened in small degrees. Americans entreat the promises by which the candidates became the elected, as popcorn is treated by attendees watching a show. Promises are not popcorn. The outright lies and partial truths have kept the public ignorant.

The very concepts which the Constitution envisioned have been blurred and allowed government to enact unconstitutional laws and take unconstitutional measures.

Americans now stand ignorant, blind and deaf to the abuses of government, both State and National and the very real threat to America as a Sovereign Nation.

Or, you can hear just how wonderful everything is according to Obama or Reid.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Letter to Congress

I sent this letter to my representatives just a few minutes ago. The text is from DownsizeDC.org's site and you can send one here: DON'T RAISE THE DEBT CEILING!

So here is the text of the letter:


I support a balanced budget. But I oppose the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" plan offered by Republicans because it raises the debt limit by $2.4 trillion. I also don't think I want it etched in Constitutional stone that the Federal State will be 18% of the national economy. That's too big.
In the post-WWII era, spending has generally hovered around 20% of GDP.
 
So, in essence, this amendment says that the Federal State should be ONLY 10% smaller than it has been during most of our lifetimes.
And given how the rest of the Constitution is followed, what so-called "unintended consequences" will follow the ratification of this amendment. Will...
* estimates of GDP will be manipulated by politicians in the executive and legislative branches?
* Congress would be motivated to spend UP to 18% of GDP, instead of being pressured to spend LESS?
I don't think a Balanced Budget Amendment should have a specific GDP percentage.
The 18% GDP cap may require minor spending cuts here and there, but it won't...
* Force the Pentagon to have a "Defense" budget as opposed to a "World Police" budget
* Compel fundamental reforms or phase-outs of unconstitutional programs like Medicare, which has made medical care MORE expensive, even for the elderly
* Leave most powers to the states or individuals, as the Ninth and Tenth Amendment requires
You can get a balanced budget IMMEDIATELY by refusing to raise the debt ceiling, thus requiring spending cuts across the board.
DON'T compromise. DON'T negotiate. Simply, DON'T raise the debt limit! Instead...
* Reform the tax code so that it's easier to do business in the USA
* Downsize the Pentagon
* Deregulate American industry
* De-criminalize voluntary behavior
* Transfer most of what you do to the states and the people
This will all make the people more prosperous and freer. DON'T raise the debt limit. Instead, cut spending and regulation!
(end of letter)

Now if everybody starts sending these out it will be hard for it to go unnoticed.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cut The Bull! Cut the Spending!

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There is taxpayer money being used wastefully here in the United States. And while the partisan politics use fear and doubt, they continue to send aid to foreign nations. This video is a glaring example of the lengths that our so-called representatives will go to hide  the truth from the American People. At least this news broadcast tells of some of the ways that millions of taxpayer dollars are spent that not even the illegal aliens benefit from.

While both parties debate what cuts to make to American programs, neither have addressed reducing or eliminating the billions we pay in foreign aid to "make friends" with those that hate us. Does anyone really think that by giving the aid we will win people over? They take our money and still hate us and think we are weak and pathetic.

I hear and read the rhetoric about candidate Ron Paul as being weak on foreign policy and military force. What I found to be most true is that he is tough on those that do us harm and he wants to start by ending such aid and ending the Ponzi scheme monetary system that keeps us paying for our own money.

But we don't have to wait for his election to start fixing the problem now. Call and write to your representatives to start cutting the deficit by cutting what we send to foreign nations. We don't want to be the world's police force and we don't want to be the benefactors to the globe either. Charity begins at home.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The End of the Dream


"The person who gives up his individual self and becomes an automaton, identical with millions of other automatons around him, need not feel alone and anxious any more. But the price he pays, however, is high; it is the loss of his self." - Erich Fromm - Escape From Freedom -

These words were written over 80 years ago and are as accurate today as they were then. We are losing our self, we are losing our freedom, and most people are willingly doing so. In his book Escape from Freedom, Erich Fromm was relating the effects that we are experiencing today in losing freedom under the illusion of security.



The Patriot Act is not a patriotic act at all, in fact it is a systematic removal of freedoms by the so-called "representative government" that is elected by the people. The formation of the Department of Homeland Security in itself is an act of treason, removing protections guaranteed by the Constitution from the populace through coercion and intimidation. It totally disregards the right of due process granted by the Fourth Article of Amendment.


We are living in a corporate nation state, where the laws of commerce and trade have replaced the Common Law and the Private Laws of sovereign individuals and the sovereignty of the States. The limits placed upon the federal government by the designers of the Constitution have been taken away through corruption and deceit. Our elected representatives, sworn by oath to uphold the Constitution are the very same people who have allowed the Uniform Commerce Code to replace Common Law, and they continue to hide behind the "commerce clause" as justification for their treasonous actions, which blatantly violate so many other parts of the Constitution. And the Supreme Court, who Constitutionally is responsible for testing whether or not laws passed by Congress and the legislatures of the Sovereign States meet those requirements of constitutionality, instead will interpret the usurpation as "necessary and proper" further taking UCC and United States Code and placing it above the Constitution.

The Constitutionally created Republic of the united States of America is being replaced by the corporate entity, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, by the passage of laws, without proper consent of the sovereign individuals, the populace of the Sovereign States. In fact, the States themselves gave up that sovereignty by incorporating and accepting laws of commerce and trade as their own supreme law of the land, replacing common law side-stepping Constitutional law.

Americans must educate themselves, and take a stand. We must all resist the takeover at all costs. We must end the ruse and restore the Republic or we will all be slaves of the corporate state, which is part of a consolidation of power into a centralized world government where the rights of commerce trump individual liberties. Under the corporate structure in place today, we are chattel, owned by the corporate state, numbered like other possessions, granted permission to occupy state owned lands, privileged to labor for the state, and allowed a meager subsistence after paying taxes to the state for those privileges.

Free people choose their own destinies, they are not wards of the state. We must take back our nation before it is completely taken by the creditors who are eagerly awaiting the final collapse of our economy.

There is hope however for those that can see beyond the rhetoric and spin of the political party hype. The hope is that Americans will awaken in time to elect a true Representative of the people as the next President of the United States.

That man is Dr. and Senator Rand Paul!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Not Guilty! But Not Innocent Either

I hope that everyone enjoyed the Independence Day celebration this weekend. Somewhere the meaning of the day has been lost in the political correctness of most holiday celebrations, not wanting to "offend" anyone that does not agree with the true meaning of a particular day of celebration or remembrance.

Now we have a verdict in the Casey Anthony murder trial. She has been found guilty of only one offense; she lied to the police. Now all of the talking heads and the "experts" are analyzing the verdict. "How can they find her innocent, when her baby is dead?" Or some say, "Maybe she was molested and traumatized and was hiding information that may have implicated her father." All of the conjecture is just that, the jury could find no reason to find this young and misguided woman guilty of murder. There was no known cause of death, there was no physical evidence to connect the death or the body with Casey Anthony, and while the defense did not produce any evidence to substantiate its claims of sexual abuse, in the end it was the lack of real evidence or at the very least, enough circumstantial evidence beyond a reasonable doubt.

While she may not be guilty of murder, she is not an innocent woman either. Her actions as a party girl notwithstanding, she did not appear to me to be a responsible parent, and while she may not serve a day in prison, she will have to carry her own guilt with her for the rest of her life. After all, she lost a child and that cannot be easy for anyone to deal with.

I'm glad that the trial is over, so now we can get focused on what really matters: Saving the sovereignty of the United States of America from economic collapse.