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Thursday, April 27, 2017

How's Trump Doing on Refugee Admissions Pledge?

SO HOW'S MR. TRUMP DOING ON HIS REFUGEE ADMISSIONS SLOWDOWN? And I don't want to hear defenders saying he was undermined by renegade judges--which, of course, he was, but that's only part of the story.
The point is HE NEVER HAD TO PLACE A REFUGEE SLOWDOWN/A REDUCED CAP IN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER! Which begs the question, did he and/or his advisors knows this, but not wanting to offend the powerful "resettlement industry", included the annual cap reduction in the EO anyway? Incompetence or an intentional ruse to placate the obscenely self-serving resettlement industry?
The Refugee Act of 1980 gives the President enormous powers to unilaterally cap resettlement and to slow down the processing of refugees by simply imposing more stringent vetting requirements. In short, he didn't and doesn't need an EO to do this!!!!!! And as for the renegade judges, he should at least promptly call for their impeachment!!!!!! (That said, he is also constitutionally empowered to nullify those ridiculous rulings.)
Since Inauguration Day, 12,218 "refugees", many from Somalia and Syria, have been resettled in the United States. This puts the number for this fiscal year at 42,235. At this rate, Trump's FY'17 "cap" of 50,000 will be exceeded by over 10,000!!!! Not pretty.
Mr. Trump was either hoodwinked by his advisors when crafting the EO or he knowingly played a part of this ruse.
The lawless judges will surely have blood on their hands, but we can't excuse executive "incompetence" either, should this influx lead to more otherwise preventable terrorist bloodshed in the homeland.
Sorry, but I'm calling it as I see it. And this from a retired private sector refugee resettlement manager and immigration counselor. So, no, I am in no way a xenophobe. Quite the contrary. Just a commonsense patriot.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Draining the Swamp" of Pedophiles

Owing to years of rampant political corruption and faithlessness to the Constitution on the part of so many of our political leaders, I am, admittedly, an unrepentant cynic of the first order. Yet despite that hard-boiled cynicism, for years now even I have given scant credence to the relentless rumors of pedophile rings in DC. Not even I could believe it. Well, was I ever wrong!
Enter Rep. Trey Gowdy, arguably the finest, most principled political leader on Capitol Hill today.
Apparently, these rings are more than the stuff of rumor. Nearly in tears, and after viewing evidence of child sexual predation, he is spearheading congressional hearings on this egregious criminal enterprise. And isn't it interesting that it is the hypocritical Left--which forever uses children to advance its self-serving progressive agenda--which appears to be the principal source of this gruesome behavior. Why am I not surprised.
South Carolina should be enormously proud of Representative Gowdy. He's an honorable and decent man who really does care. He deserves our fullest support. Let's hope heads roll--and soon.
A country which kills its own children and sexually assaults them as well cannot endure.
(Angry Patriot) – Surprise, patriots. There are some decent politicians out there. Trey Gowdy’s returned to Congress, and he’s ready to help drain the swamp by putting…
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Immigration: Trump Must Exercise His Constitutional Authority

Yes, Mr. Trump has the legal authority to stop processing refugees with or without a formal moratorium. But, more to the point, he has the constitutional authority and DUTY–that’s DUTY– to ignore the renegade judges who lawlessly “ruled” against his congressionally-sanctioned Executive Order.
The judiciary is populated by faithless, black-robed, arrogant, agenda-driven and unaccountable oligarchs. And that’s the awfully painful truth of the matter. We have invested far more power in the judiciary than our Founders ever intended, so I’m not surprised we find ourselves in this lawless quagmire. Ignoring the judges’ vile, lawless rulings would have ended this alien invasion and would have restored at least a semblance of constitutional order. But, when not even Mr. Trump’s advisors understand the Constitution--much less read it--I’m not surprised that Mr. Trump has been reduced to constitutional irrelevance.
The pervasive ignorance of the Constitution which plagues this once venerable republic will be our undoing. Frankly, for a political leader to exercise both constitutional restraint AND authority these days requires an incredible level of courage, spine, clear-thinking, and principle, all of which have been in dangerously short supply for dedades.
And so it goes with this once great constitutional republic. Our being added to the ash heap of history appears to be our destiny.
It has been 4 weeks since President Trump announced his 120-day “moratorium” on refugee resettlement as…
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"Moderate Muslims" v "Radical Muslims" ?

This brief and pithy article persuasively contends that the West's differentiating between "Radical Muslim" and "Moderate Muslim" is delusional. And while it is objectively difficult to argue with that premise when all professed Muslims adhere to the same basic teachings, my own view is that not unlike the reformation which occurred in Christianity hundreds of years ago, is it really that intellectually difficult to believe that some Muslims--most particularly those who have been exposed to Western values and culture--have, indeed, moderated their INTERPRETATION of basic Koranic beliefs?
To wit, though all Christians believe in the Bible, does it necessarily follow that their interpretation of the Bible is the same? Obviously not.
Historically, and as the article points out, even Muhammed was angered by "moderates" (spouting what wasn't in their hearts) within his ranks. And the fact that extremists like Pres. Erdogen of Turkey, among other Islamists in the world today, are so incensed with the notion of "moderate Muslims" tells me that some moderate Muslims must exist. Otherwise these rigidly doctrinaire Islamists wouldn't be so fired up. And, of course, there's Dr. Jasser, American citizen, former US Navy Cmdr, who is often interviewed by FOX and who is a very vocal opponent of Jihadism/Islamism. To me, a hard-boiled cynic who understands that one of the teachings of militant Islam is Taqqia (lying to mislead), Dr. Jasser and others like him in the US simply do not strike me as congenital liars and disinformation campaigners for Jihadis. They strike me as genuine moderates. Of course, the challenge for us is to accurately differentiate moderate and extremist, and I'm not sure we're there yet. Am I naive?
What do you think?
Most non-Muslims have little actual knowledge of Islam. They have never read the Koran, hadith reports, or books on sharia, Islamic law. Thus, their knowledge of Islam comes primarily from the half-truths and lies provided by the mainstream media…
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Marijuana Laws Vested in States--NOT the Federal Government

I'm no fan of marijuana, but I am greatly impressed that a presidential advisor actually understands that marijuana laws fall within the purview of the States--NOT the imperial federal government--this per the 10th Amendment of the US Constitution. 
AG Sessions should understand this, but like so many well-intentioned, emotion-driven politicians and appointed federal officers today precious few consult the Constitution before endorsing federal actions which would clearly violate the Law of the Land.
My hat's off to Roger Stone for drawing the President's and the Attorney General's attention to their pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. We need a LOT more of this before we can ever hope to restore constitutional order.
Roger Stone says the president should reject his attorney general's "outmoded thinking on marijuana."
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Disinformation Campaign by Lawless Sanctuary City Mayors Underway

Plotting to thwart DOJ's plan to cut off federal funding to sanctuary cities which are blocking ICE's lawful attempts to detain criminal illegal aliens, the shameless legal parsing and disinformation among leftist mayors has begun.
Now these silly mayors are insisting that the federal and local definition of "sanctuary city" is in conflict and that, therefore, a correct definition must be decided upon before DOJ may legally act. Really? Just how stupid do these nitwit mayors and sheriffs think we are?!?!?
Who cares what the definition of "sanctuary city" is. What matters is that these mayors are breaking current federal immigration law by harboring criminal illegal aliens! The definition of "sanctuary city" is utterly irrelevant, and they damned well know it!
Lets hope the Administration doesn't play these mayors' silly, dangerous game. JUST ENFORCE THE LAW, Attorney General Sessions--even if it means indicting these mindless mayors and sheriffs who are wantonly violating the law!
Come on guys. This is a no-brainer. Don't blow it again. PLEASE!!!!

Trump Must Stop Eating His Own

Were I Mr. Trump, I'd be very, VERY careful about going to war with the Freedom Caucus, the only barrier to big government in the House, and the one group of politicians within the beltway which is true to its constitutional principles and Trump's core Republican base. Time for Trump, Ryan and McConnell to LISTEN to these small government patriots, not marginalize or attack them. Eating your own makes little sense when a ravenous army of leftists is at your gates.

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Crickets & Judicial Tyranny

With respect to the Hawaii and Maryland judges' blatantly unconstitutional "rulings" against Trump's immigration EO, has anyone noticed how nimbly every single talking head and politician--BOTH left and right--have studiously avoided talking about the constitutional remedy for judicial overreach? Is it Ignorance, political Cowardice or a pervasive and irreparable Disdain for what has become an irrelevant U.S. Constitution? In truth, folks, it is all three. Our constitutional republic is and has been for a very long time now but an illusion. That reality should frighten every American.
Again, the remedy (Articles I and III) is twofold: 1) impeach the offending judges (not merely allow the 9th court to metastasize into three more toxic courts), and 2) the president should, in accordance with his oath of office, summarily ignore/nullify those judicial rulings.
Nothing less than these Constitutional remedies should be acceptable. Ignoring the Constitution and hiding under our desks are not remedies. They are spineless dodges. Someone among our honorable, principled leadership and thoughtful throng of talking heads is duty bound to actually explain and promote these constitutional remedies. Until then, crickets and judicial tyranny.

"Extremely Careless" Hillary & Aides Still Permitted Access to Classified Information!

This underscores and validates why I continue to assert that the elitist establishment is in charge in DC. The Rule of Law simply doesn't apply to THEM; it just applies to US mere mortals.
Because she's writing her memoirs--and though it's been 4 years since her employment with the federal government ended--Hillary and her aides still have unfettered access to classified materials at the State Department. And this despite the FBI Director's assertion that both Hillary and her aides were "extremely careless" in their handling of classified information!
If this makes any sense at all to anyone out there, would you please illuminate this stupid man.
Commonsense and the Rule of Law is oh so d-e-a-d. Folks, like it or not, this so-called constitutional republic cannot be fixed. Sorry to say, but the severe foundational damage is irremediable. We either suck it up, or we strike out on our own.
Texas Secession sounds better every day.
Hillary Clinton stopped being U. S. secretary of state more than four years ago. Hillary Clinton stopped being a federal government employee more than four years ago.…
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Trump Besieged by Leftist Moles, Statists, Judicial Oligarchs

"Besieged" is a perfect description of Trump's current political situation, and I see scant hope he can remedy this serious challenge any time soon.
Between the "deep state Obama moles" hellbent upon wrecking and undermining any Trump attempts to repair the economy, restore our sovereignty, strengthen our military, protect Americans from invasion by unassimilable Islamists, and to restore the rule of law AND a monolithic Leftist mafia (Democrats) ruthlessly committed to destroying his Presidency and to emasculate our country at any cost, I'm more than surprised Trump has accomplished as much as he has in a scant 70 days. (Of course, these constructive fixes were unilaterally accomplished by refreshingly lawful executive orders, but EOs can only go so far. Eventually, his congressional colleagues must step up to honor the expectations of the electorate.)
What is especially troubling is the nefarious collusion of the Democratic machine, their moles and an imperious, activist judiciary which has successfully cultivated disorder, disinformation and confusion in D.C. In short, Leftist seditious attempts to throttle Trump's efforts to honor his commitments to Americans have been enormously successful and I feel Americans' anger growing.
As for the tyrannical judiciary, his immigration and sanctuary cities policies will surely be mired in the black hole called the judicial system for months to come--if not years! And to what possibly awful end? This form of especially odious obstructionism can be and should be immediately and constitutionally challenged by the Administration by Trump's IGNORING the lawless rulings and by calling for congressional IMPEACHMENT of the rogue judges in question.
IN THIS REGARD, WE DESPERATELY NEED TRUMP TO EMBRACE AND EXERCISE HIS CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY OVER THESE FAITHLESS JUDGES BEFORE WE HAVE ANY HOPE OF MOVING THE COUNTRY FORWARD AND ARRESTING THE MARXIST CONTAGION GRIPPING THE VERY CORE OF OUR REPUBLIC!! I can't say that often enough.
Do he and his brilliant, honorable advisers have the political courage and principle to appropriately nullify this judicial tyranny? Probably not, but I can hope...

State Funding of Abortion Providers Rule Reversed

Unsurprisingly, shameless RINOs Collns of Maine and Murkowski of Alaska broke ranks with their Republican colleagues in the Senate and voted against rescinding Obama's regulation which prohibited States to deny federal funds to abortion providers. To the rescue again, VP Mike Pence cast the deciding vote which mercifully quashed Obama's imperious, lawless regulation.
Again, nowhere in the Constitution (Art 1 Sec 8) is FEDERAL funding of abortion authorized, much less federal funding by and through the States themselves. Therefore, per the 10th Amendment, withholding funds for abortion purposes rests squarely and solely with the States. The States shouldn't have slavishly accepted federal dollars to support abortion in the first place. On the flip side, if States want to fund abortions with STATE funds, they are within their lawful authority to do so.
Thus, since the States have sway over such issues, this needless, albeit important, vote in the Senate was totally avoidable. Tragically, however, for some time now, the heavily bribed States have been effectively coerced by the feds NOT to assert their sovereign authority in such matters, and in this case the Senate had to bail them out.
Now to rescind, among other grossly unconstitutional federal actions, e.g. Roe v Wade and the "Supreme" Court's ruling that same-sex marriage is the law in the land. Insane!!!!!!
IN ALL MATTERS GOVERNMENT, folks, don't be confused by the political chatter, parsing, pervasive ignorance and disinformation. READ THE CONSTITUTION and let the Constitution alone be your guide--not a gaggle of dimwitted or otherwise unprincipled, self-serving politicians!. No need to get bogged down and addled with the political class's charades and gamesmanship. The Constitution IS the Law of the Land!!!!!! BUT only if we each want it to be. And that remains to be seen.
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Article V Convention of States Dangerous and Unnecessary

To those of you who so passionately believe that the answer to big government tyranny is an Article V Convention, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ this Wisconsin pastor's perfectly clear, concise and persuasive explanation as to why an Article V Convention is not only fraught with peril but is utterly useless.
Like many others smarter than I, I have said over and over again that merely rewriting the Constitution is, of and by itself, a meaningless exercise.
Why are Article V adherents so convinced that an amended Constitution will be in any way honored any more than is the current Constitution? AS WRITTEN, the current Constitution contains ALL--that's ALL--the remedies needed to checkmate an overweaning, tyrannical federal government. BUT, if we, the People and the States, are incapable or unwilling to exercise our Rights and our 10th Amendment authority to exercise those remedies, then what good is ANY Constitution, amended or otherwise?
Christian pastor and author Matt Trewhella, echoed my sentiments before my own state representatives a couple of years ago, when he confronted his…
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Personal Ideology vs Duty, Honor, Country

Remember this feminist Secret Service agent who asserted that she'd be willing to take jail time over taking a bullet for President Trump? Well, she's no longer with the Secret Service (hallelujah!), but, to ensure she doesn't lose her federal pension (heaven forbid!), she is being permitted to remain an employee of Homeland Security.
As might be expected, some of her fellow Secret Service agents are clearly unhappy with the decision to keep her on in any capacity. Like, how can she be trusted to faithfully accomplish any mission if the mission conflicts with her ideological, feminist predilections. But, hey. At least she's no longer a threat to the President, and in this day and age of relativism and lawlessness when duty and honor are secondary, I guess that's the most we can hope for.

Judicial Overreach: Why Does No One Talk About CONSTITUTIONAL REMEDIES??

With respect to the Hawaii and Maryland judges' blatantly unconstitutional "rulings" against Trump's immigration EO, has anyone noticed how nimbly every single talking head and politician--BOTH left and right--have studiously avoided talking about the constitutional remedy for judicial overreach? Is it Ignorance, political Cowardice or a pervasive and irreparable Disdain for what has become an irrelevant U.S. Constitution? In truth, folks, it is all three. Our constitutional republic is and has been for a very long time now but an illusion. That reality should frighten every American.
Again, the remedy (Articles I and III) is twofold: 1) impeach the offending judges (not merely allow the 9th court to metastasize into three more toxic courts), and 2) the president should, in accordance with his oath of office, summarily ignore/nullify those judicial rulings.
Nothing less than these Constitutional remedies should be acceptable. Ignoring the Constitution and hiding under our desks are not remedies. They are dodges. Someone among our honorable, principled leadership and thoughtful throng of talking heads is duty bound to actually advance and promote these constitutional remedies.

Friday, March 24, 2017

More Proof that Progressives Aim for Political Supremacy--at ANY COST!!

To "familiarize" newly arrived refugees with the "democratic process", the Nebraska Democrat Party greets each refugee newcomer with a basket of goodies including, of course, basic needs such as voter registration forms. Nothing like planting the seeds, huh?.
Can there really be any serious doubt as to the Democratic Party's motivation? To the Democrats, refugees and immigrants present the possibility of Democratic electoral dominance in the future. Absolutely nothing more....
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bureau of Labor Stats Still Misleading

Relying on Bureau of Labor Statistics is helpful ONLY if those stats accurately reflect the actual employment situation. 
This unemployment charade has gone on long enough, and Trump can easily rectify the situation by simultaneously publicizing both the misleading U-3 unemployment figure (which, for self-serving political reasons, all administrations have heretofore touted) AND the more accurate U-6 figure. 
March'17 seasonably adjusted unemployment figures: 4.7% (U-3) and 9.2% (U-6).
Since transparency, accuracy and integrity in federal reporting should be the goal of any administration, I say let Trump start publicizing BOTH the U-3 and U-6 figures. Doing anything less is unhelpful and purposely evasive.

Obamacare Disaster vs Obamacare Lite vs Constitution

OMG. The inane, politically-driven onslaught on Ryancare/Trumpcare has begun.
OMB notes that 14 million will lose health care coverage next year. But, what the Left isn't saying is that those 14M will CHOOSE--that's CHOOSE--not to be insured. They won't be illegally mandated to buy an insurance policy they don't want. And what the hell is wrong with exercising that level of personal freedom?
That said, my thought: since Ryancare will provide tax incentives to enable folks to purchase health insurance of their choice (far less oppressive than Obamacare, but no less unconstitutional), those tax incentives should be withheld or otherwise denied if those persons don't use those tax credits to purchase health care insurance.
The nice things about Ryancare are 1) affordable deductibles,2) no more grossly unconstitutional mandate to purchase (which will really upset our Progressive Chief Justice Roberts and his Leftist pals on the Hill), 3) a budgetary savings of over $300B over 10 years, and, of course, 4) REAL affordable health care each purchaser can tailor to his/her health care needs and individual budgets.
Eventually, of course, and being one of those annoying constitutional originalists, I would dearly love to see health care returned in its entirety to the States where it constitutionally belongs. Get health care out of DC and out of the pockets of DC lobbyists.

"Wiretapping" or "Monitoring"

Given the "confusion", deliberate or otherwise, over Trump's tweet regarding Trump Tower's being "wiretapped", this earlier post bears repeating.
This cuts right to the marrow of Trump's claim that Obama listened into his conversations at Trump Tower or elsewhere.
Recently, Judge Napolitano beautifully explained that on the strength alone of a phonecall, a President can direct the NSA to "monitor" conversations of any US Citizen, presidential candidate or otherwise. No FISA warrant needed.
But this also means that President Trump can order NSA to divulge to him any and all transcripts of his conversations which may have been ordered by Obama, an Obama order which would have been blatantly lawless and unconstitutional. Let's hope Trump has those transcripts.
Though there is a deliberate Liberal attempt to confuse the public by asserting that wiretaps can be condoned only with a FISA court warrant, what the Libs AREN'T telling the public is that "wiretapping" and "monitoring" are two different activities. Wiretapping requires a FISA warrant, but NSA monitoring does not. And the brighter ones among the political class know this. Trump may have used the term "wiretapping" in an effort to encompass both "wiretapping" and "monitoring", an excusable literary "offense".
The more I read about the burgeoning Obamagate, the more certain I am that heads could roll. And if proof is forthcoming--which could be very easily produced-- that Obama did, in fact, order the "monitoring" (not "wiretapping") of Trump's campaign conversations, this could blow this thing wide open. And none too soon, as I see it.
Of course, snarky lib stooge Shep Smith of FOX (yes, FOX) is piling on Trump for his tweet's use of the term "wiretapping" vs "monitoring". He's also denigrating Kellyanne and Sean Spicer for drawing a distinction between the two terms.Very unhelpful.
Let the games begin! Public beheadings are so very entertaining.
Finally, let's just hope Trump's claim of being wiretapped and/or monitored isn't found to be without foundation. Not good for the President's credibility. We shall see....

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Trump's Infrastructure Spending Plan is Grossly UNCONSTITUTIONAL

FELLOW TRUMP SUPPORTERS won't like this, but that's the way it goes sometime.
Over and over again, I have appealed for a restoration of constitutional order. Central to that appeal is the requirement that we each--despite our proclivities or political persuasion--faithfully adhere to the Constitution, a tall order in this age of relativism and self-destructive bread-and-circuses giveaways.
While I appreciate the need for repairing/modernizing/upgrading our "infrastructure", point to any article in the Constitution which permits the federal government to fund such projects. (Neither Art 1, Sec 8, the Necessary & Proper Clause, the Commerce Clause nor the terribly misinterpreted Welfare Clause permit it.)
In short, there are some campaign promises not worth keeping--especially if acting on those promises violates the Constitution one is pledged to uphold.
You need but to review the words of James Madison, "Father of the Constitution", in his message to Congress in 1817 which accompanied his veto of just such an infrastructure bill by pointing out that the Constitution disallows such federal expenditures.
Except for "post roads"--and I suppose, with tongue-in-cheek, we could stretch that definition to encompass the interstate highway system over which many federal postal deliveries are made--Congress has no business whatsoever financing the repair and upgrading of bridges, airports, etc. NONE!!!! ZERO!!!! NADA!!!! There simply is no authority in the Constitution to permit the feds to do this. (To enable Congress to fund such projects would require a constitutional amendment.)
So, where does the rightful authority to rebuild infrastructure lie? The individual States and the private sector!! NOT the federal government!!!!
In short, if we, as patriots, really do support the Constitution, then, in good conscience, we cannot support Trump's infrastructure expenditure plans. It is not only profligate; it is in violation of the Constitution. Don't like what I'm saying? Then listen to the Father of the Constitution. Don't like what he has to say either? Then the Constitution is, at best, an irrelevance to you. And so goes the republic...
Let's not repeat in any way Obama's lawless infrastructure nightmare. Time to draw a line in the stand. It's time to stop such gross violations of the Constitution here and now.
Though they sure as hell act that way for most of the time, States aren't helpless or without financial resources. They can and SHOULD work with the private sector to upgrade infrastructure within their sovereign territories. The federal government is NEVER the answer in such matters.
We continue to surrender our authority to Leviathan at our own peril. More debt and less liberty.
Exactly 200 years ago today, President James Madison vetoed the Bonus Bill of…
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Only the States are Constitutionally Empowered to Provide Healthcare

I know most of you won't do it, but I'm begging you to please read pages 70-74 in my book, "A Patriot's Call to Action". Read it three times. Only 5 pages. Carefully researched, it succinctly and clearly explains the founders' understanding of the "welfare clause" WHICH DOESN'T INCLUDE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S PROVIDING HEALTHCARE!!!!! AGAIN this authority, per the 10th Amendment of the US Constitution, rests with the individual States, NOT with the federal government, aka Leviathan. For this reason and without reservation, I support repeal of Obamacare because it is grossly unconstitutional. But, I also advocate the feds' returning healthcare to the States where it constitutionally belongs.
Let's be clear, folks: Ryancare/Trumpcare/Obamacare/whatever federal care, is but another lame-brained, misguided federal entitlement which needlessly adds to our national debt and further erodes both State sovereignty and individual freedom. Is that really what we want?
If we want a suffocating unitary welfare state vs a constitutional republic, then we should support Ryancare or Obamacare. Fine. But, don't then pretend to be advocates for a return to constitutional order. Such a pretense falls flat.
Trump is a good man and is well-intentioned, but he, like so many other patriots today, is caught up in this self-destructive welfare state mentality which has been plaguing our country and our failing brains for over 150 years!
States are MUCH better equipped to experiment with and to provide healthcare models for its own citizens. A one-size-fits-all federal entitlement program is sinister, unmanageable, lawless, uninspired and short-sighted. Here's our chance to get it right, but you know what? We won't--again! And so goes the republic...

Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia (Yawn)

Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia. (Bored?) Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia (Bored yet? Well, I AM.)
This is all political theater, folks. Politics, especially today, is truly a blood sport of punching and counter-punching. Precious little else. I'm bored with the side show, and I won't discuss this non-issue ever again.
Trump's tweeted claim is a remarkably perfect application of the military doctrine that "the best defense is a good offense". And since the Libs have nothing legitimate to scream and shout about, they are, like the whining dredges of humanity they are, determined to scream and shout with or without a grown-up reason. It's what kids with annoying temper tantrums do.
So, let them all play in their silly little sandbox, and let Trump's administration continue implementing his agenda to "Make America Great Again". All the rest of this noise is meaningless jousting, palaver and a worthless exercise in one-upmanship. No need for us to get distracted or involved.(And we wonder why so many kids today behave the way they do when so many role models are dipstick politicians.)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Texas Leads the Way Again

Short of a State's outright nullification--a precursor to secession--of an unconstitutional federal act by the judiciary, congress or the executive branch, per Printz v US (1842) and James Madison's counsel on the subject in Federalist #46, a State may simply refuse to enforce the act within its sovereign territory. This is referred to as "anti-commandeering", a perfectly legitimate remedy to federal overreach which even our renegade courts have upheld over the years. (Though I discussed this subject in my book, "A Patriot's Call to Action", it bears repeating here.)
With this doctrine in mind, Texas is introducing legislation to establish a permanent committee to review any and all edicts, laws, regulations issued by the federal government to ensure their strict comportment with the original Constitution. And if a federal act is rendered unconstitutional by the committee--and so many federal acts these days are just that--the State legislature (both houses) would vote on whether or not that particular act is constitutional and whether or not Texas will honor the act. With legislative passage and the Governor's signature, the federal act in question would not be honored or otherwise enforced in the State.
**If ALL States were to replicate this approach, federal tyranny would be drastically reduced throughout the land and a semblance of constitutional order would quickly return to this tattered republic.
NOTE: Nullification is a much more serious--but entirely legitimate--remedy as well. Invoking the 10th Amendment authority to nullify a federal act would entail a State's arresting, fining and imprisoning both State and Federal agents who attempt to enforce a federal act rendered unconstitutional by the State. Invoking the Anti-Commandeering Doctrine is a gentler way to achieving the same result, that being to render an unconstitutional federal act of no effect within a State's sovereign territory.
Nice to see Texas once again taking the lead in returning our republic to its first-principles. Would love to see other States do the same. Sadly, I fear most are too heavily bribed by the feds to resist by either method. And so it goes...
AUSTIN, Texas (March 1, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Texas House would create a mechanism to review federal laws and end state cooperation with enforcement of…
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Returning Sovereignty to the States is the States' Responsibility

While the President's heart and mind are in the right place, what we must always understand is that what the federal government "gives" to us one day can be easily and tyrannically taken back the next.
States must understand that, per the 10th Amendment, the founders delegated very limited, specific powers to the federal government, reserving ALL other powers, either written or unwritten--like defining marriage, motorcycle helmet policies, ad infinitum--to the States or to the People.
Decades of judicial activism, executive tyranny and legislative overreach have effectively eroded State sovereignty/authority to the point at which we no longer have a functioning.constitutional republic. We are all ruled by political elites, an oligarchy of corporate and political interests quite at odds with our founding principles.
While President Trump's effort to restore sovereignty to the States is both noble and much appreciated, we must understand that he won't be occupying the Oval Office forever. Thus, to ensure a longer term restoration of State sovereignty and the balance of power envisioned by our founders, it is entirely up to the States and the People to assert their constitutional authority. There is no other viable solution.

President Donald Trump promised a large crowd of American governors that he would work to redirect power from the federal government to the states.
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