Monday, February 27, 2012

COUNTRY DUMPTY SAT ON A WALL, COUNTRY DUMPTY HEADED FOR A FALL

If you read my blog, you're aware I'm concerned about my constitutional rights. We all know an American politician, particularly our esteemed president, wouldn't even dare consider not protecting our constitutional rights. We vote for politicians we know we can trust and we know they won't let us down.

And if you believe any of the above bovine scatology, you need to step out of that false sense of security you've wrapped around yourself, and check out the reality of what's happened to our country and what's getting ready to smash our country to bits. All the king's horses and all the king's men, won't be able to put Country Dumpty together again.

I want to share an article that all Americans need to read because it's absolute truth. It's exactly what I wanted to say, but the writer said it better than I could. I've snipped the first part, but you can go to the link for the whole thing.

THE INTOLERABLE ACTS OF 1774 AND 2012
02-23-2012 11:31 pm - John Wallace - Oath Keeper

Throughout the history of mankind, when people were hungry, they went out and hunted for food, fished or planted crops to grow and eat. Somewhere along the line in America, these simple acts of hunting, fishing, planting crops, etc gradually became subject to the issuance of a license or required compliance with a regulation created by some government entity. There was a time in America when citizens did not need a license to hunt, to fish, to get married, to own a gun or to build a house. Now the people need licenses for all these things and much more. It should be noted that George Washington and Abraham Lincoln didn’t have marriage licenses because these license requirements didn’t exist when they were alive.

As our federal government (and to a lesser degree our state and local governments) began to grow and expand in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, they needed more money so they passed mandatory income tax laws, introduced license fees, gasoline taxes, school taxes, sales taxes and thousands of other taxes, resulting in a significant loss of Liberty that has effectively enslaved the free people of America causing them to work a certain number of days every year just to pay for their governments, which now approaches almost six months of the year.

An increasing number of Federal, State and local government bureaucrats now determine how much liberty and freedom the American people will have when it comes to everyday things such as driving your car, farming your land, eating out, building a house, running your business, hiring employees, how much you must pay them, what kind of health benefits you must provide, how much you can inherit when a relative dies, etc. etc. etc. We sometimes do not see the true extent of the gradual loss of our Liberty and freedoms because the American people are being attacked from a hundred different directions at once by new laws, new restrictions, new regulations, new taxes and fees.
Whether the government is taxing our income, issuing fiat money, re-distributing our wealth, giving free health care and education to illegal aliens, over regulating businesses and farms, issuing deliberately false information to the American people on unemployment statistics, inflation or global warming, subsidizing ethanol production or guaranteeing loans to political cronies who have invested in phony solar companies that are going bankrupt, each one of these actions reduces our individual Liberty.

I know that some loss of individual liberty is necessary for maintaining the social order on which our other liberties depend. We need to have criminals arrested when they break the law. We need to secure our country’s borders. We need to have a strong military for defense and we need to pay enough taxes to pay our police and military and to perform other constitutional functions. However, beyond what is authorized in the constitution, the loss of Liberty begins when the federal government unconstitutionally expands their functions while imposing huge costs on American citizens, without any offsetting social benefits.

Many of our state and local governments have also been attacking your Liberty and freedom of choice. The NYC Board of Health voted to adopt the nation's first city-wide outright ban on the use of trans-fats in restaurant cooking, because Mayor Bloomberg deemed it unhealthy. State and federal agencies now issue their own regulations, without state legislative or congressional approval, and have set out to criminalize the sale of raw milk and put small family farms and ranches out of business. Forget the war of crime and drugs, the food police in San Francisco have banned Happy Meals and in North Carolina recently, a 5 year old girl wasn’t allowed by a government health bureaucrat to eat a nutritious lunch prepared by her mother. Instead, she was given Chicken nuggets to eat. The total amount of water that flushes in your toilet and even the ordinary light bulb, have now come under the firm control of federal government bureaucrats. Your right to buy a simple light bulb, buy a toilet for your bathroom, prepare your child’s lunch or eat certain foods in a restaurant has been taken from us. Our progressive, socialist tyrants in various government bureaucracies always thought they knew what was better for you than you did, only now they have given themselves the power to make you do what they want you to do. These actions are all unconstitutional and they all have gradually chipped away at our Liberty.

The passage of Obama-inspired health care reform bill took, from all Americans, another huge chunk of Liberty and has provided very little in return. With one stroke of a pen, for the first time in history, American citizens were mandated to buy a specific product – health insurance – or face a fine or worse. Of course, many private and public sector unions, teacher unions and other politically connected institutions that support big government received waivers. The rest of us must conform, or else face the consequences.

Most recently, our federal government has passed laws that are easily as dangerous to our Liberty and freedoms as any of the ‘Intolerable Acts’ passed by the British government in the 1770’s that caused our founding fathers to take up arms and reassert their Liberty. The latest of these is the recently enacted National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA). President Barack Obama signed the NDAA into law on New Year's Eve 2011, granting himself absolute power to deploy the armed forces of the United States against American citizens. The new law allows the federal government to “indefinitely detain” American citizens suspected (by the federal government) of being "terrorists" (not defined) without the guaranteed rights of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Amendments of the United States Constitution. No right to an attorney, no right to bail, no right to trial, no phone call, no right to confront your accusers, no rights at all. It is totally unconstitutional, yet it came from our elected representatives and was signed by our president who ignored the unconstitutional nature of the bill. You must remember that this type of legislation is something that dictators, tyrants and communist governments need in place to justify their power and to control the people.

President Obama has also recently issued a mandate to the Catholic Church and other religious groups that they must provide certain birth control and abortion drugs to their employees free of charge even it is against their religious beliefs, which of course is a violation of the First Amendment of the constitution. President Obama’s mandates and executive orders are beginning to sound a lot like the mandates of King George III, back in 1774. The U.S. federal government, for many decades, has been encroaching on and trampling on our constitutional guaranteed rights much the same as King George III and the British parliament did in the 1770’s. It is now perfectly clear to many Americans that our federal government, rather than protecting our rights as is required in a Republic, has clearly declared war on the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the American people.

My fellow American citizens, when Presidents of the United States issue unconstitutional and illegal executive orders, when federal judges unconstitutionally and illegally make law from their benches and when our elected representatives in congress pass laws that are unconstitutional and illegal attacks on our Liberty and Freedoms, should not these orders and laws also be considered ‘Intolerable Acts’ against the free people of America?

If your answer to that question is yes, then I have a second question for you.

What are you going to do about it?


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