McCain-Kerry Libyan War Resolution with Scott Brown Concurring

June 22, 2011 in Constitutional

 

“The War Powers Act deadline that required President Obama to pull U.S. military forces from NATO’s war on Libya has come and gone. Not to worry, the usual bipartisan cabal is coming to the rescue. Senators John Kerry and (who else) John McCain cobbled together a hasty resolution to give Congress’s blessing to the president’s confused military adventure.”

I called Scott Brown’s Washington office and his aide  rattled off his talking points that basically concur with the McCain-Kerrry position. In March,” Senator Scott Brown said this morning he supports the unfolding wave of U.S. air strikes on Libya, saying they are necessary to stop the killing of innocent civilians.” Meanwhile civilians were recently killed by an errant NATO bomb that most likely was made in the USA.

I explained that at a time when our economy is at a financial precipice, we are engaged in FOUR Arab wars (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen) and are financing the rise of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood through our majority support in the International Monetary Fund IMF. On May 28, 2011 the blockaded Rafah border crossing connecting Gaza with Egypt was officially opened by the Egyptian authorities and the Hamas government, thereby opening a  smuggling route for weapons that will be used against Israel.

Additionally, the Obama Middle East Policy is insuring that “Egypt’s shifts are likely to alter the balance of power in the region, allowing Iran new access to a previously implacable foe and creating distance between itself and Israel…”

The Obama Administration’s sleight of hand Middle East Policy while  appearing to be humanitarian in purpose is actually responsible for the awakening and formation of a new Militant Arab League that is in process of  including  Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria and Iran.  

http://www.teapartytribune.com/2011/06/21/mccain-kerry-libyan-war-resolution/

Keep the Governor’s Council in Massachusetts to protect Democracy

June 21, 2011 in Constitutional

http://communicationhelper.blogspot.com/2011/05/keep-governors-council-in-massachusetts.html

It would appear that both Republicans and Democrats are in league with each other to do away with another Massachusetts basic Constitutional Right. Senate President Therese Murray, Senate Majority Leader Fred Berry, D-Peabody, Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover,  Sen. Steven Baddour, D-Methuen,  Senator Bruce Tarr, R-Gloucester, Sen. Robert Hedlund, R-Weymouth, and Sen. Brian A. Joyce, D-Milton among others are all of the same mindset which is to remove the Governor’s Council.  Ostensibly, can you believe, to save the taxpayers’ money! The real reason is that Mary-Ellen Manning, a Democrat on the Council, was recently  joined by two Republicans and they are upsetting the patronage applecart. You have to understand that in order to get a judgeship in MA; you have to pay your dues to a State Senator, to a Representative or to a Party campaign chest. Judicial hopefuls traditionally grease the skids by having family and friends make substantial political donations to insure that they get their LIFETIME appointment. Competence and or experience is not necessarily a required ingredient for an appointment.

Prior to the last election cycle, Mary-Ellen Manning had been a fierce and faithful protagonist against incompetent and or unqualified judicial nominees. It was no surprise then that the Governor hand picked a primary challenger against Mary-Ellen because of her unwavering diligence on behalf of The People she was elected to represent and for interfering with richly deserved political patronage.  

You see, they want to replace the elected board with an appointed board. A board that would be a rubber stamp for all appointments by the Governor. Too bad if it sticks a dagger into the heart of Justice. Everyone knows, after all, that Justice is Blind, Deaf and very Dumb so it might as well be placed out of its misery.

So, you should know that the deafening silence in the media and from both parties regarding the Abolition of the Council at the July 13th Constitutional Convention, must be a “Call To Action” for all Citizens in the Commonwealth to come to the aide of their Governors Councilors, and in effect to come the aide of their own best interest and  for the best  interest of future generations.

So call your State Senators and Representatives and tell them to vote NO! You can find their telephone numbers by going to: http://www.malegislature.gov/

KUHNER:Obama, the new Caesar

June 20, 2011 in Constitutional

 The Washington Times Online Edition

“President Obama has crossed the Rubicon. He now believes – and acts – as if he is above the law; the Constitution no longer applies to him. This is the real meaning behind the U.S. military intervention in Libya. Mr. Obama is abrogating the linchpin of our democracy: the rule of law.

Moreover, the rebels – contrary to Mr. Obama’s spin – are not pro-democracy freedom fighters. Many of them are Muslim fundamentalists who seek to forge an Islamist Libya.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/16/obama-the-new-caesar/

An Action Plan for Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, 2011

May 19, 2011 in Constitutional

Order the Constitution Week Educational Package from NCCS. Includes DVD, poster, pocket Constitutions & more!


An Action Plan for Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, 2011

Patriots across the country are justifiably concerned that students in the public schools are not being taught about the founding documents which created our nation. In 2004, Congress passed a law which requires an educational program on the Constitution be taught in all public schools during Constitution Week.

In 2010, a Patriot in Florida brought the requirement to the attention of his local school district and asked what program would be offered. He was stunned to learn the school district was unaware of the law and no plans had been made to comply with it.

He suggested Tea Party Patriots mount a national campaign for 2011 Constitution Week to pressure our public schools to comply with the law. The response from local coordinators was uniformly positive: We must pressure the public schools to teach the Constitution!

Patriots should not have to remind schools to teach the history of the most important document in our country. That we have to do so is an indication of how awful the public school system has become with regard to teaching U.S. history.

We have designed a simple plan to achieve this goal. It will be most effective if we can launch a national campaign in all 50 states. 

How it Works: We ask that you send a series of 3 letters to the superintendent of schools, school board and local media in your community.  Letters can be mailed, emailed, or faxed.

May 2011 – Send Letter #1:  This letter asks the superintendent and school board if they have plans to teach the Constitution as required by law. It lets the district know we are aware of the law and we expect it to be followed. It also suggests a curriculum the schools can purchase from the National Center for Constitutional Studies which can be used to meet the requirements. The NCCS program also meets standards for historical accuracy.

Download Letter #1 as a Word document and fill in the blanks with the name of your district, superintendent, etc. 

August 2011 – Send Letter #2:  This letter is a follow-up to the May message. It is similar to the first letter, but it asks the superintendent to let you know what specific plans the district has in place.

Download Letter #2 as a Word document and fill in the blanks with the name of your district, superintendent, etc. 

First week of September – Letter #3 to local media: This letter should be sent to the media in your community.  It informs them of the law and describes our efforts to be sure it is observed appropriately during Constitution Week. It asks the media to contact the schools to see what plans they have in place, and if not, why not?

Download Letter #3 as a Word document and fill in the blanks with the name of your district, superintendent, etc. 

These letters can be personalized for use in your community.  We need to contact as many school districts as possible to let them know we are serious about educating our children in the principles of the Founders. We expect districts to observe the law.

If you find resistance from your district superintendent or administrators toward implementing the program, please let your Tea Party group know, and then contact the media in your community.

If some schools in your district refuse to comply with law, then consider doing what Tea Partiers do best: Protest! Organize a rally at the school, with a clear message: We demand that students be taught the meaning and significance of the fundamental documents that created our incomparable nation.

Order the Constitution Week Educational Package from NCCS. Includes DVD, poster, pocket Constitutions & more!

Constitutional Convention Recessed Until July 13th

May 16, 2011 in Constitutional

Massachusetts Constitutional Convention Recessed Until July  13th

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty” Thomas Jefferson

   The Constitutional shenanigans being promulgated by our collusive Executive and Legislative branches of government are so oppressive to the origins of Liberty that they would have John Adams turning over in his grave. These tormentors of freedom met briefly last Wednesday according to a plan to plot out a course to subvert our Constitutional rights, yet again, by proposing Three Tyrannical Amendments.Tyranny the FirstSenator Barry Finegold is leading the charge  to remove our Massachusetts Constitutional guarantee to a Governor’s Council because it is “archaic”. At the outset you should know that Barry is a loyal team-player in our state’s Democrat Machine. You should also know that he is a recipient of quid pro quos for his loyalty.

These tormentors of freedom met briefly last Wednesday according to a plan to plot out a course to subvert our Constitutional rights, yet again, by proposing Three Tyrannical Amendments.

Tyranny the FirstSenator Barry Finegold is leading the charge to remove our Massachusetts Constitutional guarantee to a Governor’s Council because it is “archaic”. At the outset you should know that Barry is a loyal team-player in our state’s Democrat Machine. You should also know that he is a recipient of quid pro quos for his loyalty. In the last election, Senator Finegold, is a lawyer and former State Representative, who violated campaign finance laws numerous times andsimply received a slap on his wrist for his offenses. Joining our Senator in the North Shore Gang to ostensibly save us tax dollars are understandably, Representative David Torrisi and disappointingly Senator Steven Baddour .

In an interview with Jeff Katz, my fearless Councilor Mary-Ellen Manning and Jeff talk about the real motivation for the devious SB12/HB1830 legislation( “..They, like they usually do,  put the vote off until sometime around July 4th , so that everyone will be eating hotdogs in the back yard while they change the  Constitution .”)  , and it isn’t because Senator Finegold (Who voted for a Sales Tax increase twice) wants to save you $500,000. As Jeff says, “Just follow the Money” and it leads you to the incontrovertible fact that the “donation spigot has been cut off” [I.e. Political contributions to Senators and Representatives to grease the skids to a judicial appointment, has dried up].

Tyranny the Second Union’s assault on democracy exposed. Rep. Denise Provost has proposed a Constitutional Amendment that would effectively eliminate the power of the people to redress executive and legislative malfeasance via our constitutionally bestowed Right to an initiative petition process. No clearer assault has ever been launched in Massachusetts against its Citizen’s Rights and Liberty.  To think that MA Legislators, sitting not very far from our Cradle of Liberty would even dare to consider such a desecration and wanton disregard for its Citizen’s Rights, is beyond comprehension.   

Tyranny the Third – The Third Tyranny is a proposal to change our current fixed Income tax rate to a graduated Income Tax rate. This outrage against all MA taxpayers would remove our state’s current 5.3 percent fixed tax rate and change it to a variable graduated Income tax. A tax that proponents will, at the outset, claim that most taxpayers would not see any significant tax increases. But as we all too well know, if given the power, our state government would not waste too much time in adjusting and manipulating the tax brackets to every citizen’s  disadvantage.  

So there you have it. We have a choice. We can put out heads in the sand or we can fight these plagues against Liberty and Justice. The choice is yours to make!

Constitutional Treason

May 9, 2011 in Constitutional

Senatus Populusque Romanus — Imperius Rex et Populusque Americanus

While all of America is distracted and focused on the death of Osama bin Laden, our President and his minions have been fast at work laying the groundwork for S. 679: Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 to speed through the Senate and then make its way into the House and then to the President to sign. Yes, the other hand is quickly forming into a dictatorial fist that is about to smash our Constitution.

As you will recall, the beginning of the end of liberty in Rome commenced with Augustus Caesar who compromised the authority of the Senate through the force of arms and basically the Senate became a facade. America is poised with this proposed bill, to morph immediately from a Republic into an empire with the privileged eunuchs of the Senate as window dressing and a dictator – the first American Caesar – at the country’s helm.

And leading the progressive charge is Chuck Schumer (D-NY). No big surprise there. Schumer is an elitist Marxist and a first class progressive who hates America almost as much as he loves power. He introduced S. 679 on March 30th, 2011. He was joined by a gaggle of progressives from the left and the right. This is something I have been warning Americans about for a long time. If we are to survive as a nation, we must rid ourselves of ALL progressives or our nation is doomed and freedom will be swept into the dustbin of history. Schumer’s esteemed list of constitutional traitors is as follows:

From The Heritage Foundation, here is a succinct explanation of the bill:

The bill reduces the number of presidential appointments that require the consent of the Senate and establishes within the executive branch a Working Group on Streamlining Paperwork for Executive Nominations. Individuals nominated to senior executive offices suffer slow and detailed background investigations and mounds of duplicative paperwork before a President sends their nominations to the Senate. After nomination, many nominees suffer time-consuming inaction or time-consuming and excruciating action as the Senate proceeds (or does not) with consideration of the nomination. The sponsors of S. 679 have identified a valid problem, but proposed the wrong solution. Congress should not enact S. 679.

In essence they want to give the President the sole power to appoint people to positions of his choosing within our government. Obama would be free to do this without the approval of the Senate. Senate approval of such positions is mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article II, Section 2 under the “Appointments Clause”:

… shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. (emphasis added)

This bill will do away with the checks and balances that separate an American form of government from those such as Venezuela and Brazil. Already we have power mongers such as Cass Sunstein our Regulatory Czar (more commonly known as the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and more aptly titled the Office of Government Propaganda) running amok across the US using agencies such as the EPA as a weapon of regulation and control. There is not a single area in our country that Sunstein does not have his claws sunk deep into. It should scare the crap out of Americans, but all I hear are crickets. The silence of capitulation seals our fate as surely as the thunderous applause of approval – so ends the Republic.

More from The Heritage Foundation:

When the delegates of the states gathered in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 and wrote the Constitution, they distributed the powers of the federal government among two Houses of Congress, a President, and a judiciary, and required in many cases that two of them work together to exercise a particular constitutional power. That separation of powers protects the liberties of the American people by preventing any one officer of the government from aggregating too much power.

The Framers of the Constitution did not give the President the kingly power to appoint the senior officers of the government by himself. Instead, they allowed the President to name an individual for a senior office, but then required the President to obtain the Senate’s consent before appointing the individual to office. Thus, they required the cooperation of the President and the Senate to put someone in high office.

I know Americans have not forgotten about Obama’s string of Czars. Czars that he was supposed to downsize or get rid of. Czars, which in my personal viewpoint, were and still are illegal under the Constitution. But progressives never go away, they just shift… As has done so many of Obama’s Czars. With this sweeping bill, over 200 positions will no longer require Senate approval. Obama will dictate who are his powerful lieutenants and who will control America. The Senate will merely be a sham to parrot Obama’s dictates. With this bill, checks and balances will be effectively nullified.

What does that portend you say? One day, your right to own a gun will be gone, just regulated away. Businesses will be nationalized even more than they are now. Heavy regulation will ensue concerning communications and the Internet. Many, many private businesses will whither and die. You will be told what and how much to eat – food and gas rationing will become the norm. Poverty and squalor will become equal for all as wealth is redistributed to other nations. If there are elections, they will be a joke and pointless. There will be a few powerful elites and then the masses. Guess which camp you and I will be in?

Our best hope at this juncture is that this abomination will be stopped in the House. We must weed out the progressives and we must win in 2012. This country will not survive another four years of progressive policies. Not as a Republic and not as a free entity anyway.

The bitter irony on display here, is that the same jackals that have barked and snarled and feigned horror at “American Imperialism,” are the very ones who now howl their support for a true American empire. All hail Caesar!