Thursday, July 2, 2015

Judicial Tyranny Must be Resisted

Our Founders shaped a remedy for judicial tyranny, and we ignore it at our peril.

Entirely justified by the 9th and 10th Amendments, a surefire and sensible solution to judicial overreach is STATE NULLIFICATION, an action which constitutionally renders a judicial ruling  "null, void and of no legal effect" within the sovereign territory of a nullifying State. However, the efficacy of this perfectly legitimate remedy relies upon the existence of State leaders with spine and principle.

In the longer term, expedited passage of a constitutional amendment which would enable a majority of State legislatures to overrule ANY supreme court ruling within 6 months of issuance must be initiated either by Congress or, per Art V of the Constitution, by the States themselves. This, of course, would constitute a permanent means of checkmating a runaway judicial oligarchy.

But, alas, will either of these prudential actions be taken? No. Why? Most Americans and nearly all their political "leaders", both at the State and federal level,  are spineless, unprincipled, disengaged and ignorant of their constitutional rights and duties.

So, what shall clear-eyed Patriots do to remedy this tyranny in order to restore constitutional order? Both Natural Law and our Founders are crystal-clear on this point: it is our Right and Duty to appropriately resist. Vested in the People themselves and condoned by our Founders, Civil Disobedience, Rebellion and Secession are perfectly legitimate and sacrosanct remedies to tyranny.

I believe we have breached that tipping point. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

TYRANNY ON A ROLL: SCOTUS AGAIN SUBVERTS THE CONSTITUTION

Looks like our invincibly arrogant Supreme Court is on a Progressive roll--a veritable steamroller of errant and overreaching Delphic rulings quite at odds with our Constitution.

On the heels of the Court's outrageous ruling yesterday on Obamacare, here it goes again by "ruling" that same-sex marriage is a "constitutional right". Huh? Constitutional right? This ruling is much more than mystifying; it is subversive.

While the same-sex ruling was entirely predictable--no less so than the Obamacare, aka SCOTUScare, ruling yesterday--I am no less stunned by this judicial quackery and lawlessness.

Thinking I may have missed something along the way, this morning I carefully re-read my copy of the Constitution, and for the life of me I couldn't find marriage of any kind defined as a "constitutional right". Nowhere! In fact, marriage isn't even mentioned in the text.

Per the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, any power not specifically/expressly delegated by the States to the federal government remains with the States and the People. Thus, defining marriage is a State power and same-sex marriage is constitutional ONLY if the individual State and its citizenry says it is. This isn't rocket science, folks. It's  the law. And the obscene misapplication of the 14th Amendment's ""equal protection" clause yet again cannot nullify the authority of the 9th and 10th Amendments. Only a constitutional amendment can do that.

Just what Constitution are these Progressive judicial oligarchs reading? Have they even read the Constitution? And, if so, do they at all regard the US Constitution as the supreme law of the land? Obviously not. Clearly, Judicial Supremacy has virtually supplanted Constitutional Supremacy. And therein lies the seed of our self-destruction.

Wouldn't it be splendid--indeed, principled and courageous--were the States to exercise their lawful authority by NULLIFYING this outrageous judicial usurpation of State sovereignty? Without spine and political courage at the State level, the US Constitution is, without question, D-E-A-D and this "constitutional republic" but an illusion.

Until this judicial tyranny is stopped, what precious remains of this tattered constitutional republic will be relegated to the dustbin of history.

I do not see a good end to this lawlessness. As to a remedy, let our Founders be our guide ...
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"Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. The opinion in these cases is the furthest extension in fact—and the furthest extension one can even imagine—of the Court’s claimed power to create...liberties...that the Consti­tution and its Amendments neglect to mention. This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected commit­tee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extrav­agant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most im­portant liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves." Justice Anthony Scalia, June 26, 2015, regarding the same-sex SCOTUS ruling.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Charleston: a Beacon of Civility

When the awful news of the Charleston massacre was televised, I immediately contacted my nephew, a fellow New Yorker, who has a winter home in the heart of Charleston.

Having visited Charleston, the "holy city", for the first time last year, I was extremely impressed by the charm and placidity of the city and the grace, amiability and propriety of the Charlestonians themselves. Frankly, I lamented my return to New York State following that most pleasant of visits. Charleston is a very special place, indeed. 

When the awful news of the Charleston church massacre was televised, I immediately sent the following text to my nephew who was at his summer home in upstate New York:

"When I visit you again in Charleston this winter, let's be sure to check out the church where the massacre occurred. By the way, because Charleston folks have class and dignity I am not worried about Ferguson or Baltimore-like insanity and turmoil in the wake of this monstrous shooting no matter how much inciting by the likes of racist dividers Sharpton and Obama. For the first time in a very long time, the country will vividly see how a civilized American city behaves in a disaster. Charleston will prove to be a beacon of civility and Christianity." My nephew promptly agreed.

And so it has been. 

And, by the way, this dopey caterwauling about taking down the Confederate Flag in Charleston is obscenely stupid, insulting and short-sighted. If we are to rid ourselves of flags which remind us of the evils of slavery, then EVERY flag flown in the United States since 1776 must be eliminated as well. Under those banners, and under the protection of union law, slavery flourished.

Let's hope Charlestonians do not succumb to this insipid and mindless demand to take down their state flag. For me, the Confederate Flag is an honorable reminder of the pre-eminence of federalism and the inherent right of a State to break from any union which would abridge its constitutional sovereignty. The flag is also a tribute to those hundreds of thousands of Southern patriots--which include blacks as well--who selflessly and heroically gave their lives in defense of their independence. These patriots' sacrifices should never be forgotten or impugned. They are no less heroic than those thousands of Union soldiers who gave their lives to impose an "indivisible union" upon the country and to end slavery in the Confederate States of America.

Postscript: Under pressure, Gov. Haley folded on June 23rd. To maintain "unity" and "harmony, she has called for the removal of the Confederate Flag from the capitol in Columbia.  Pavlovian, to say the least. Yank their chain, and good people will blindly yield. Of course, removing the flag won't solve the problem of racist terrorism, which is anything but widespread in any case. But no matter. And further gun control won't prevent such massacres in the future, but that won't matter either. The utopians and big government types will continue to use human tragedies to coldly advance their political agendas and to strengthen their political control over our lives. Mindless political correctness--blaming inanimate symbols for our woes instead of the causes for those woes--triumphs yet again. Flags aren't racist, no more than guns are racist. I'm afraid the country has become hopelessly insane, a situation which pleases only those who wish to dominate us. Good thing Dylann Roof wasn't sporting an American Flag which, by the way, is already under relentless siege by the America-haters on the left. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Levin's Take on the Uranium One Scheme

Mark Levin has an intriguing opinion as to why the New York Times may have showcased a story on the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play "Uranium One" scandal.

Since no fewer than seven Cabinet secretaries formally chopped off on the "Uranium One" deal, Levin rightly points out that culpability extends far beyond just Bill & Hillary.

Levin opines that to divert attention from the Obama Administration for its central part in this nefarious uranium deal with the Russians, the left-leaning NYT pointed the finger at Hillary and Bill alone, altogether ignoring the fact that the Obama Administration formally approved the deal.

For Levin, the big story is that this scandal--every bit as abominable as Teapot Dome--is, in actuality, an Administration scandal of the first order--and no one is talking about it!

Sounds very plausible to me.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

President Hillary? God Help Us!

Oh, goody! Hillary is running for President. Here we go again.

Mired in scandals and serious controversy nearly all her political life, Hillary has the distinction of being the first First Lady to come under criminal investigation.

Whitewater, Travelgate, Benghazi, highly questionable foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, Emailgate, relentless dodging and weaving, congenital lying, and a sordid litany of horrendous fundraising scams and other ethical breaches marks a woman deeply flawed, narcissistic and profoundly Machiavellian.

A disciple of and admirer of Saul Alinsky, aka "The Red", a notorious community organizer who dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to none other than Lucifer himself, it is terribly obvious that Hillary is utterly unfit to lead America.

Even Hillary insiders and confidantes have been sounding the warning about her unbridled vindictiveness, single-minded thirst for power and her cold-blooded, indiscriminate pursuit of the politics of personal destruction.

On the positive side, Hillary is a woman and a grandmother...

2016 could be America's last chance to restore the Rule of Law and constitutional order in DC. So, please, America, don't blow it again!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Hillary: As Ruthless and Lawless as Obama

Oh, the webs we weave and the innocents we scar, maim and kill.

And Black Widow Hillary has constructed one helluva web of deceit, lies and perfidy--probably no less odious and intricate than the forest of webs weaved by most other entitled elites on the left. But Hillary is a tad different in this regard. Why? Her shameless deceit and cold, calculated, self-serving heartlessness as Secretary of State directly contributed to the needless death of five stellar Americans in Benghazi.



But, gee. That's "old news". I mean, what difference does it make anyway. Right, Hillary? You have more important matters to consider, like deleting your thousands of official emails--after the State Dept. asked you to return them--and, of course, running for President of the United States of America, surely a challenging task requiring your undivided attention. I mean, gee. What's the big deal anyway? It's your turn at the helm of state. No need for folks to read your emails which may shed some light on what actually happened in Benghazi. I mean, how nosey can some folks be. The gall!


My question is this: like  toady Holder, Comrade Obama and a seemingly endless array of other criminals on the left, will Hillary get away with her cavalierly thumbing her nose at America?  In a word, probably. Why? Because she's a poor helpless woman whose character is being brutally and unfairly sullied by a vicious cadre of women-haters on the right. Oh, she'll get away with it because, well, she's a Progressive Democrat and, again and above all else, she's a woman. And somehow, being a woman, a homosexual, a transsexual, or a minority today--but only if you are of the Democratic Progressive persuasion, of course--is the only acceptable qualification to hold the title of Commander-in-Chief and President. But, really, wouldn't any fair-minded, clear-thinking American want Hillary on the receiving end of that "3AM call"? Oops! Silly me. Did I forget that "3 AM" life-or-death call from our guys in Benghazi which she so adroitly and honorably handled? I'm just so forgetful these days.

Sarcasm aside, one needs to be willfully ignorant and utterly devoid of integrity and objectivity not to see that Hillary's ascendancy to the Presidency would be the final nail in this tattered republic's coffin. (Of course, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, aka Pocohantas, another congenital liar, would also accomplish the same end. Which leaves me to wonder who on the far left would be a tolerable pick for President. Easy answer: No one!)

I leave you with this for your thoughtful consideration. Today, the American Conservative 2 Conservative blog reported the following: As a 27 year old staff attorney for the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate investigation, Hillary Rodham was fired by her supervisor, lifelong Democrat Jerry Zeifman. When asked why Hillary Rodham was fired, Zeifman said in an interview, "Because she was a liar. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer, she conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the Committee, and the rules of confidentiality."A paragon of virtue, that Ms. Rodham; definitely presidential timber.

So, this pretty much sums up my position on this terribly flawed woman with fundamental and long-standing character flaws. In short, she's just what Americans DON'T need in a President.

In time, I sincerely hope Mrs.Clinton can tame her demons, restore her dignity, regain the respect of her fellow countrymen, find peace, and live a happy life with her family--FAR FAR from the White House.




Sunday, February 22, 2015

DHS BILL: Defend or Subvert the Constitution?

Image result for obama amnesty decreeIt should go without saying that the most sacred duty of our elected representatives is to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. Only on the Left would any American think otherwise.

To date, Senate Democrats have successfully filibustered a bill which would fully fund the Department of Homeland Security but which would deny funding for Obama's brazenly unconstitutional amnesty decree.

Upholding the Rule of Law and faithfully defending the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, should always TRUMP any misguided, albeit well-intentioned, desire on the part of the Senate GOP to restore "regular order", inclusive of the filibuster. In the case of DHS funding, "regular order" merely enables Senate Democrats to press for passage of a so-called "clean" bill--inclusive of amnesty funding.

Obviously, passage of a so-called "clean" DHS bill, less the amnesty defunding piece, would serve only to both legislatively circumvent a federal circuit court's temporary injunction against Obama's amnesty decree and lend a veneer of lawfulness to Obama's lawlessness. And that is totally unacceptable.

If the GOP submits to Democratic pressure by permitting passage of the DHS bill--inclusive of funding for amnesty--the GOP is complicit in undermining both Judge Hanen's scholarly ruling and the Constitution itself, and the cloud of ignominy will forever hang over both political parties.

As Charles Krauthammer and Mark Levin have persuasively and wisely counseled, the Senate GOP should ABANDON THE FILIBUSTER rule until a new and more trustworthy and principled president is sworn in 2017. In short, it is incumbent upon our representatives in Congress to use ALL available legislative and legal tools to thwart violations of law and the further erosion of our republic.

Hellbent to fundamentally transform the United States during his remaining tenure in office, the awful truth is that Obama and his arrogant totalitarian minions cannot be trusted to uphold the Rule of Law in this or any other matter. Short of impeachment and removal, abandoning the filibuster would better ensure that Obama is constitutionally restrained. Let HIM veto DHS funding. More fodder for impeachment and removal should it come to that.

It comes down to this: which is more important to the republic? The GOPs restoring regular order in the Senate, thus permitting Democrats to filibuster the DHS funding bill OR the GOPs faithfully upholding the Constitution by denying Democrats the power to filibuster this bill? The answer to that question would be painfully obvious to our Founders.

Oh, by the way, DHS will NOT be shut down even with Obama's veto. 80% of DHS personnel have been deemed essential. Thus, they will dutifully show up for work to protect our nation--unless, of course, King Obama dares to physically prevent them from doing so. And, frankly, I put NOTHING past this White House interloper.