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.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Power to the People!

There are plenty of reasons to highlight this invention whether you believe the carbon tax (global warming) proponents or not. Seems that Ms. Eesha Khare of Saratoga, CA has invented a power storage device that can recharge a cellphone in seconds. According to NBC News's John Roach, Ms. Khare won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award (a $50K prize) for her nano-technology-based device that can be charged in seconds, pack more energy than comparable rechargeable battery and last (10,000 recharge cycles vs. 1,000) much longer than conventional rechargeable batteries.

I'm sure battery makers are just thrilled at the thought of such competition. That is, unless one of them is smart enough to license the technology and maybe even improve on it for making specialty batteries, like those that would be required to make electric transportation viable to replace internal combustion engines. 

Having been involved with presentations of technology that is deemed 'disruptive' because it poses such a negative impact on monopolistic corporations, who also have very strong lobbying power at the state and federal level, I can assure you that your iPhone will not be charging up any faster anytime soon.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Broke and Broken!

We all know we are not only broke, but that we are in multi-trillion dollar debt. What is being made public (finally!) by the privately-owned major media is how  bad our government is broken.

We have not operated under a true constitutional government for many decades. We are no longer a representative republic, having our electoral system totally corrupted by those who control the puppets in Washington. 

Now we discover that those who were appointed by the President to the highest offices in government, have used their positions for personal or political gain or both. And the list of acts of corruption and deceit grows daily.

We are now discovering that the Obama Administration and the Republican Party do little to protect the American People, in fact to the contrary, they have colluded to destroy America from the inside out.

It is difficult for any logic or reason to conclude that incompetence is the problem. No group collectively can be this incompetent. And to call it mistakes made and then covered up is like peeing on my leg and trying to convince me that it is raining. Trust me, I live in the Pacific Northwest and know a thing to two about rain and pee.

In my way of seeing things, an order to a rescue team to stand down when American lives are at stake is murder. In this case the weapon used was either a pen or a phone. The lying about the cause of the attack to the world when it has become obvious that many in the government knew exactly what was happening demonstrates how little regard this administration has for rights or rule of law.
The Narcissist-in-Chief surrounded himself with enablers, who bow to his every wish and whim, regardless of consequences. Comparisons have been made to the Iran Contra affair where Col. Oliver North testified that he himself protected the President by lying or withholding information from him. The cutesy term, 'plausible deniability' is used to define it. This current administration has taken it to new heights. The entire government under Barack Obama knows less than Sgt. Schultz of Hogan's Heroes fame.

Republicans in the House have done little to expedite this issue, and instead, passed yet another piece of unconstitutional legislation (remember CISPA?) while most of America is distracted with ACA, AG, AP, Fox News, IRS, Departments of Justice and State, oh, and let's not forget unconstitutional and dictatorial executive orders that are justified by other unconstitutional acts passed by Congress.

Just recently, I have heard on the news (probably Fox) that we need to preserve the two party system because it works. Yeah right! What we need to do is redo the entire electoral system, and take away the control from the twp party system. We need to resort to simple paper ballots and public counting. I wrote about this in Protecting the Vote but obviously not many people are paying attention.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Last Line of Defense

Myth: We obtain our rights from the ‘Bill of Rights’  by way of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Fact:  We obtain our rights from our Creator. The Constitution is a document of mutual agreement among all U.S. citizens. The agreement is composed of two concepts; the first is self-governance, and the second is the restrictions and limitations of that governance. The Bill of Rights limits or restricts the government (which we formed) from enacting laws that infringe on our ‘God-given’ rights. The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution because many of the founders and the people they were representing agreed that these particular rights needed to be emphasized. Unlike the enumerated ‘responsibilities’ of government, the rights and responsibilities of Citizens are unlimited.

The Constitution was meant to define the functions of governance and limit it, because the founders knew that without such constitutional restraints, the people would soon find themselves dealing with tyranny as they did with King George and the Monarchy. The founders also gave notice to the people, warning them to protect their liberty and property from governmental authorities by being ever vigilant of those who would seek to rob them of their property and their lives.

Lately we have been bombarded with the news that “someone” in the Department of Justice authorized the seizure of telephone records of Associated Press and Fox News journalists. Governmental authorities would like us to believe these unlawful actions are justified by stating that there was a leak within the government and they were seeking to uncover the source of the leak because of national security issues. You may recall the problem America had with Congress when Congress stamped NSA 1947 on their lunch bills to prevent Citizens from discovering just how much money was being spent. The abuse of NSA 1947 has exceeded the point of being ridiculous.+

The problem is, no matter how important it may seem, it is not lawful under the restrictions and limits within our Constitution. 

Nothing else is as important as being ever vigilant. If governmental authorities exceed the Constitutional restrictions or limitations, the actions are unlawful. It is the responsibility of congress to recognize and correct faulty laws or repeal them. Failing common methods of corrective action or redress, it is up to the people to take corrective action. It is not only your right; it is a citizen’s duty to act. 

The Constitution was the product of the founders' genius and they intended that the document be a living document. Amendment was the preferred method which would keep the Constitution current in cases unforeseen. This process of amendment can be abused by authorities who do not have the common well-being of citizens in mind.

During the last two hundred years various authorities and groups have brought undue pressure and direct force against congress to enact laws and make amendments which benefit themselves. It must be the people who correct the problems when congress court and common sense fail, not the politicians who have been corrupted by greed and peer pressure from within the government itself.

If the government persists in carrying out unconstitutional actions, the solution to limiting those unlawful actions is nullification of the laws that are unconstitutional. It should be remembered that Congress is the primary body responsible for not passing unconstitutional laws. The Supreme Court is not the last word in determining the constitutional validity of laws passed by Congress, the U.S. Citizen is the last line of defense.

Monday, May 13, 2013

A Boy Wants to be King!

Looking back over the last five years or so, I see a nation that trusts a child with the highest office in the land. I see a child who for all intent and purpose, is so wrapped up in himself that he really believes he can do anything he wants without question or consequence. The scary thing is, he has the most powerful weapons on the planet at his fingertips.

The United States of America is unique in its creation and the proper functions of the government and the People. The participation of the People was made inherent in the fact that the Constitution itself is a contract, between us and the government that is assembled as a result of that contract. 

What I see now is a nation that seems paralyzed by their own ignorance of facts, holding on to an illusion that electing Barack Hussein Obama was to show the world we have emerged into the sphere of humanity and we are truly no longer a racist nation. In the meantime we have a self-centered child leading us into one crisis after another, and he has no clue as to how to fix any of them. He has surrounded himself with childhood playmates who also possess the same delusions of grandeur and who are equally clueless as to what it will take to fix the problems we face. And they seek to destroy all who have the audacity to oppose their dangerous policies.

I do have a plan that will restore integrity and sanity to this once great country. We the People will not elect the candidates that the two major parties nominate. No, we will vet candidates who by the way they live their own lives, demonstrate they are aligned with true patriotism and constitutional law. And with their representation in all levels of government, we will repeal all the laws enacted that are clearly violations of constitution limits. We will reduce spending and taxes so that businesses can become profitable and the taxes on their profits will be enough to sustain a trim national government. Those taxes will be reduced when we have a lean federal government.

It will mean that most Americans will have to take action themselves. It will mean that we cannot just allow someone we elect the trust that they will serve our best interests, unless we perform due diligence and hold them accountable from the start. And when they complete their terms of service, they will return to their previous businesses and jobs, knowing they performed a service to their community, state and/or nation. That it how it was designed to be, without career politicians living off of the tax payers to whom they were elected to serve.

In the coming days and weeks, it is apparent that our narcissistic Commander-in-Chief must be held accountable for his actions, or more precisely, his lack of action when it was required to save American lives. He must be held accountable for dereliction of duty in not taking immediate steps to defend Ambassador Stevens and his staff. And most of all, those who we have elected to office, who swore oaths to defend and protect the Constitution, must impeach this childish President and all those who have been supporting him in deceiving the American people with behavior that is criminal in their implications and deadly in their results. Don't just assume that there are those in Congress who will do the right thing. Demand it!

True Patriots: Lovers of Liberty

It is not easy to be a true patriot in the United States of America today. The main reason being that the government has written so many laws that violate individual and State's rights, that it will take decades to sift through them all and nullify them all.

One way of handling the problem is at the State level. So my challenge to myself as a patriot is not only to voice my grievances with my elected members of the House and Senate, which alone is a monumental task, but to convince my State representatives in Salem (that is the capital of Oregon for those of you who lack that knowledge) to nullify those federal laws and mandates that go beyond the limitations of the Constitution by the federal government. I will have to vet candidates who also are patriots, demonstrating by how they live their lives and not by their campaign promises and rhetoric.

This is how I choose to express my love of liberty and life. Standing up for principles in the face of social ideology of Utopia that disregards all logic and reason to push their own agenda. Our enemies are those who will take our liberty and property. Be that an extremist faction from a foreign country or a corrupt politician here at home. The causes may be different but for us, the result is the same. A government begins taking from one group to give to another. Problems begin when the number of givers are few when compared to the number of takers. That is a real problem in America that nobody wants to address. 

The Bill of Rights was included in the Constitution at the insistence of the State assemblies to protect their sovereignty and the individual sovereignty of their residents. Think about this: Why do the states have their own constitutions? Wasn't the one we gave the Federal Government sufficient? In fact, for the most part, each state constitution includes the U. S. Constitution within their own, in whole or part. Why?

The Constitution for the united States of America is essentially a contract. We the People, contract and consent to creating a national government with few and limited powers. The Tenth Amendment makes it clear that those powers not reserved for the federal government was reserved for the many States and to the People. The rights of the People are not limited to just those that are clearly defined. The idea that these rights in the Bill of Rights is what We get is erroneous in logic ans commons sense, neither of which was lacking in the founders of this once great nation.

Through indoctrination in the federal mandated and regulated public school system, we now have generations who do not know what the Constitution really is about. They think they get rights from the Constitution. They also think that whatever laws Congress enacts and the President signs, it the law of the land. They really don't know that there are no laws that are valid when they violate the Constitution. Because they don't know that the document is a contract.

Those first ten amendments were for the government to remember that when enacting legislation, the rights of the People and States must always be considered above all else but the very safety of the union itself. The pretense of war and the War Powers Act, the former a treasonous act against the People and the latter an example of unconstitutional acts that are meant to do nothing less than circumvent those very limits of power and the delegation of that power among the three government branches defined in the Constitution.

We also have powers and responsibilities as well. We are the fourth branch of government in a sense. We must protect and defend our rights and property, and that of our neighbors. As more Americans abdicate their power and responsibilities to a government they become enslaved by that government through the corrupt people we elected. 

One of our powers is certainly to replace them through the ballot box, so we must control the elections instead of political parties controlling them. We must protect the vote, assuring that every valid ballot is counted and verified.

It is not the government's job to provide all that it has mandated. Drug laws, gun laws, health care laws are all beyond the limitations placed on government by the People's and State's representatives in the contract we call the Constitution for the united States of America. It was a lawful and binding contract that all parties must adhere to. 

Since the government has obviously not lived up to the contract, We the People must do whatever is required by constitutional means to replace that corruption of government with new representation for the People and States. Further, we must restore integrity to the election system, by wresting control from the parties. What they are doing is unconstitutional and We the People must act now!

2014 elections are too late now to change, but 2016 is far enough away to allow us to make positive changes in the elections.

See:  Final Countdown: Saving America With The Ballot

Monday, May 6, 2013

Same Game: Different Blame?

Well the blame game is just getting under way. First we have the Benghazi murders that neither the White House nor the State Department wants to talk about. First they blamed the attack on a video and then on spontaneous protests. And there are survivors who will testify before Congress on Wednesday, several under alleged threats from the government.

Next we have the Boston Marathon bombings where one dead brother is being refused a burial site and the other is being Mirandized to clam up. Neither the White House nor the Justice Department will say who gave the order for that. Guess they must know all they need to know from the friends of bombers also, as one at least has been released to his mother's custody with a GPS bracelet on his ankle.

Then there is the trial of murderess, Jodi Arias that has taken up more air time than the entire NBA regular season, while a butcher of infants in Philadelphia gets ignored by the privately-owned major media. The former is a sick woman that needs to be found guilty because she destroyed the life of a young man in his prime, and the latter the death penalty for the countless murders he committed in the name of unwanted pregnancies.

With all that is going on, I still managed to place a small wager on Orb in the Kentucky Derby and be rewarded a winning ticket. And that is the only certainty to report on this day. Lot's of questions and very few answers. Tell me again why I should believe what is reported as news?