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Dear Government, It’s None Of Your Damn Business

The US Constitution is clear about the Census. It States:

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. ~ US Constitution, Article 1, Section 2

Representation and taxation (the taxation part was changed by Amendment) are based on respective NUMBERS. Therefore an enumeration (read counting) will take place within 3 years and then every ten years thereafter. In plain language, they will count how many people there are every ten years. Therefore, the only Constitutional duty people have is to answer how many people there are every ten years. As citizens we have a duty to answer that question.

We are under no obligation to answer any other question.

Many scholars as well as the courts have upheld that Congress has the authority to ask any question it wants. They base this on the phrase; “in such a manner as they shall by law direct”. We are told “they” refers to Congress and that Congress can do whatever it wants because it says “in such manner…”

Hold on though, what “they” may decide is HOW to count people. The “by law” statement merely says Congress may count the population in any manner it shall direct by law. This means it could make a law that people have to show up at a census station, or be counted by door knockers or do it online. But the only thing it may direct by law is the manner in which people are counted. They can change the law every ten years about how the information is obtained but not WHAT information is obtained, contrary to popular opinion.

To the scholars and judges the phrase reads we will take a census of the people every ten years and Congress can ask whatever else it wants by passing a law. This is not what was intended and it is not what the Constitution states.

But Congress has been encroaching on our liberties for a long time. They ask a lot of questions they have no real need to know. The other reality is the government, at one level or another, has all the answers to the questions. They know what color you are based on a birth certificate. They know how many bedrooms and bathrooms you have based on building permits and floor plans. They know all about your property because they TAX you on it. They know how many cars you have because they are registered.

You see, the government has all this information scattered all over. There is no need and no authority for the government to ask all these other questions.

But they do and the law is clear that one can be fined for not answering the questions (and you have to be truthful). My answer to the other questions was “this is already on file with the government”. I answered the question and it was truthful.

I realize that some have pointed out that the first census asked questions about race and how many free people there were (particularly males) and use it as proof that Congress can ask what it wants. Keep in mind that the Constitution only allotted representation (and taxed) based on certain segments of the population (free persons excluding Indians not taxed) and fractions of others (non free people) so asking questions about free and slave as well as color made sense in order to follow the allotment scheme in the Constitution. By the way, the necessary and proper clause does not give Congress unlimited powers. It merely means, in this case, Congress can enact whatever law is necessary to count the number of people in the country IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONSTITUTION.

There are several definitions of census one indicating counting people and collecting information about them. Since the Constitution states the purpose is to enumerate (or count) the population then the definition; ” a usually complete enumeration of a population; specifically: a periodic governmental enumeration of population” is the appropriate one. Webster

There is no real need to know one’s color in this day and age.

Why is all this important? A number of liberal lawmakers are urging the Census Bureau to DEMAND more information from people about their gender identity. DEMAND? Who the hell is the government to demand this information? And what business is it of theirs?

The claim is it will help them craft laws to improve the lives of gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual people (those with gender identity disorders).

The government should not be crafting laws designed to affect one segment of the population. It is unnecessary to state that these folks have some kind of protection or are special. Laws should apply to every person equally.

No matter, the government does not belong asking these kinds of questions or any others beyond how many people live in a home. The goal is to count the number of people so representation in Congress can be determined. That is all they should be doing.

Congress asks questions under the threat of a penalty in order to coerce people into providing information that is none of the government’s business.

What harm could that do?

Well, what if the questions are; do you have any firearms in your home? If so, how many? Are you here illegally? Did you file your taxes? Are you a child molester? If so, have you registered with the sex offender registry?

It seems to me government could use the census to have a gun registry by asking questions and requiring people to answer them under penalty of law. It could find illegals or child predators or use the information in any number of ways to encroach on the privacy and freedom of the people.

Remember folks, you have a right not to answer anything. You have a Constitutional duty to answer how many and they can make a law compelling you to do that but beyond that you have no obligation to answer. You have the right not to provide anything, the right to remain silent.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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Hillary, A Wealth Of Stupidity

Hillary Clinton is in general election mode. She figures she has Sanders beaten and the nomination is hers so she has turned her focus to Donald Trump, who she must figure will be the GOP nominee.

Hillary went on the attack and bashed Trump for his wealth. She claimed that he could not fly in on his private jet, give a speech and fly out on that jet back to his luxury homes and expect to know how regular people live.

There is no doubt that Trump is very wealthy. He talks about his wealth quite a bit so it would be hard to overlook. But Trump made his money as a businessman in the private sector. It matters not how he got the seed money, the reality is he earned it in private business.

Now Hillary, on the other hand, made her money only after she and her hubby served in public office. Remember, Hillary told us that she and Bill were dead broke and owed a lot of money when they left the White House. Now they have a combined wealth of over 100 MILLION dollars. All that money was earned after they were in office and as a result of their elected positions.

It is beyond me how Hillary can go after Trump for flying in a private jet when Hillary flies around in private jets. It is beyond me how she can talk of Trump’s luxurious homes when she and Bill own several very nice residences.

All the things Hillary claims put Trump out of touch are the very same things she has or does. Admittedly, the amount of money the Clinton’s have pales in comparison to what Trump has but he earned his and he is spending it (his own money) on his campaign. Bill and Hillary spend very little of their own money and win lose or draw she will be sending out emails after the election in November begging people to contribute to pay off her campaign debt. She had over 100 million in wealth in 2008 and begged people to pay off the millions she owed for her failed campaign.

The Clintons are a work of crappy art. Only liberal morons like those two (and throw in the daughter who makes hundreds of thousands for doing very little) could live the life of royalty on money “earned” as a result of public service and then turn around and slam a rich guy who earned his money in the private sector.

This is no different than Sanders screaming about the unfair tax system that favors the rich while he, a wealthy man, writes off everything he can to avoid paying the taxes he wants everyone else to pay.

For the life of me I can’t figure why anyone would vote for this woman. I am baffled by Sanders supporters but Hillary’s supporters are even more troubling because they have decades of her antics to look at before they decide.

None of her criminal behavior keeps people from considering her.

She claims Trump is out of touch because of his wealth and the life he lives but how in touch can she be if she is doing the same things as he?

Only a liberal could get rich off public service and then smear a rich guy who earned his money in business.

Class warfare and hypocrisy. Without them liberals would dry up and blow away.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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Don’t Get Bern’d

Bernie Sanders is running a radio spot in Maryland where he talks about the big banks. He claims those banks are responsible (their irresponsible polices and lending practices) for the economic downturn in 2008, the worst since the Great Depression. He says they were deemed too big to fail so they received taxpayer bailouts and now many of them are even bigger than they were when they were too big to fail.

Bernie vows that he will break up the banks and he will make them follow the rules and ensure they pay their fair share.

As an aside, Bernie loves to talk about people paying their fair share but he wrote off over $60,000 on his taxes and paid an effective rate around 13%. He used all the methods he rails against to ensure he paid lower taxes. If taxes are so wonderful, as he claims, then why does he take all the deductions? Shouldn’t he practice what he wants to put in place?

Bernie is spewing the old Democrat line about the banks causing the problem. The real reason we had an economic collapse is that Democrats, like Bernie, forced banks to give mortgages to people who could not possibly pay them. He and others in his party forced the banks to lend the money and the banks bundled those loans and sold them. When all these unworthy debtors failed to pay the mortgages the banks were forced to give the system went belly-up. It statred with the Community Reinvestment Act under Jimmy Carter.

George Bush warned at least a dozen times that the system was in danger because of it but Democrat after Democrat testified that the system was sound.

Then in 2008 it collapsed and the Democrats started blaming the banks. Those banks, by the way, were forced to take bailouts. Yes, the government forced banks to take the money whether they needed it or not.

People like Sanders are telling lies and playing the typical Wall Street and banks are bad game to gin up voters. Bernie is pushing even more spending that we can’t afford (free college blah, blah) and that will result in another economic time bomb.

The system is falling apart because of liberal/progressive/socialist policies that Bernie is all too happy to push.

We do not need this joker running the country.

We also do not need Monica Lewinsky’s ex boyfriend’s wife running it either.

Both of them are part of the problem. They are the reason we had a collapse, no matter what lies they tell.

So ignore Bernie and what’s her name and vote for someone who can clean up the mess created by liberals.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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Just In Time For Obama’s Departure

Obama will leave office next January and soon after health insurance premiums will go way up. Obama will leave the scene of the hit and run and leave the next president with a huge mess and millions of Americans unable to afford health insurance, unable to get it, or both.

Many insurance companies are dropping out of Obamacare exchanges and nearly all of them are planning on a rate increase.

Obama will not be affected since he will live somewhere in Hawaii drawing a federal retirement check and availing himself of government (read taxpayer) provided health care. While the rest of us are the victims of his crime he will be enjoying the life of a king.

I hope that the morons who wanted this mess suffer the most and revolt against their masters. I also hope they don’t act stupid, like Bernie Sanders, and push for single payer health care. That would be even more damaging and more expensive than Obamacare.

The only bright side to this is I and many like me will be able to say I told you so once again.

The government does not belong in the health care business and the only way to make things better is to get them out of it and many other things they have their greedy little hands in.

It will be nice to see the liberals affected by this crying in their Kool Aid.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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Fight For Your Right To Potty

It seems to me that if one dresses as a person of the opposite sex and acts that way and happens to use a bathroom that matches the sex the person is pretending to be, no one would notice. If a man acts and dresses like a woman and no one knows that person is a man then using a women’s restroom would likely not cause an issue (using the me’s room dressed that way, on the other hand…).

The problem comes in when policies are enacted that allow people to use a restroom according to how they identify. If a man feels like a woman then he can use the ladies room and that is not right.

Once again, if no one knows your true sex than it is not an open issue because no one knows (though I think the person has mental health issues if no one knows then there is nothing to fuss about).

These laws allowing people to use whatever restroom they like depending on how they feel oriented that day are harmful. How long before guys who feel like a woman use the women’s locker room and shower? How many women who feel like men will use the men’s restroom or locker room and how many sexual assaults or inappropriate behaviors will it take to stop the madness?

How long before the sex predators use these laws to attack women and children in restrooms? Anyone who supports this madness should be held responsible for any attacks that happen.

We should have separate restrooms and locker rooms and the idea that they should be combined or for use by anyone depending on how they feel on any given day is delusional and counter to a well-functioning society.

Regardless, states have the right to decide this issue and the federal government does not belong involved in it. But we can’t let the states do what they want because that would take control away so we get morons like Springsteen canceling concerts, Michael Moore pulling movie showings (as if that is a loss), and Pay Pal rethinking business decisions. All of this is designed to force a state to comply with a perversion that it does not want to support. Goodness forbid one expresses views that run counter to those of the left.

The terrorist group al gayda and its affiliates of liberal and progressive terror groups use intimidation and threats of violence to force states to give in to their demands.

They do this because they seem to think people have the right to do what they want wherever they want regardless of who it affects. In other words, they are happy to violate the rights of others in order to exercise some perceived right and they will go to war to do it.

There is no right for people to do these things. There is no right to use whatever restroom one wishes. Private businesses can do what they want (they can have any bathroom arrangement they desire because it is their business) and states are free to do as they wish. No one has any right and fighting or threatening does not change that fact.

The right to keep and bear arms is absolutely protected by our Constitution so that is a right. It is infringed upon all the time. Do you see any of the liberal terrorists who are going after North Carolina boycotting New York or Maryland for the blatant violation of people’s Second Amendment rights?

How many companies have changed decisions regarding these states based on their unconstitutional stances on the Second Amendment?

None (except, of course, some firearms companies). The reason is these people do not care about liberty. They do not care about freedom and they do not care about the Constitution.

They only care about pushing progressive liberal views for a hedonistic society. They want more turmoil so they support the mentally ill gender challenged people. This gives them more control as they move the nation farther down the path of destruction.

Just because most liberal men sit down to pee does not mean they have the right to use the ladies room.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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