The draconian rules at the Veteran’s Administration allow a person to be adjudicated as incompetent based solely on the fact the person needs someone else to manage their finances. The only thing needed is that someone has had a fiduciary appointed for them.
There are many reasons a person would have this. Perhaps they suffered an injury that prevents them from properly managing their money. Perhaps they are forgetful for whatever reason. The reality is just because one needs help with finances does not mean they are incompetent and therefore can’t own a firearm.
Given the serious flaws in our school system it is a wonder any graduates can handle their own finances.
The people the VA determines are unable to own firearms have their names entered into the database used for background checks. This is often done as the result of an administrative procedure and the affected person finds out when the letter comes in the mail. Instead of having a court determine incompetency the person must go to court to prove they are not incompetent after the fact.
It appears now as if the government, led by Obama, is working to keep millions of the elderly from being able to buy a firearm. The Social Security Administration has been working in the dark to craft rules on how to report the same things to the database as the VA. Millions of older Americans have a fiduciary appointed and under the ancient rules this will prevent them from owning firearms. The government will deem them incompetent without the benefit of a court hearing.
This is just one more reason to get rid of Social Security and replace it with private accounts that people actually own.
If the inability to manage finances is sufficient cause to deny firearm ownership then no one in Congress or the White House should ever be allowed to own a firearm. None of them are able to manage money and they publicly demonstrate their incompetence each and every day.
Hell, the same holds true for elected officials at the state and local level in many parts of the country.
But why stop with them? If you need welfare then you have someone managing your finances by paying your bills for you. If that is the case then you should not be allowed to own a firearm.
It is time for the VA to change the rules. It is way past time that incompetence in these cases is determined by the courts and not bureaucrats who are paid bonuses for disarming veterans.
And it is well past time for government to stay out of our lives.
For those who think Obama has given up on disarming the people think again. All tyrants disarm the people before they can ruthlessly control them.
Never surrender, never submit.
Jul 15, 2015 Political
The Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP wants all things confederate related gone and they want it now. Mischaracterizing the war of Northern Aggression as a war of racism, hate and white supremacy the leaders along with some politicians want the images of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson sand blasted off Stone Mountain.
Eliminating all images will not eliminate any racists, white or black (or any other color) from existence and saying otherwise is an example of reductio ad absurdum. These people will still be here. Hell, the generals of the north owned slaves and Lincoln was a racist. Are their images the next to go?
If eliminating these images of alleged white supremacy will make things better than why stop there? The Democrat Party is the party of slavery, Jim Crow, and racism. That party holds blacks on its plantation in bondage to the government so eliminating the Democrat Party would make more sense than eliminating inanimate objects.
We need to rid West Virginia of everything named after Democrat Robert Byrd who was a member of the KKK and a racist. For good measure we need to dig his decaying body up and move it. We need to get rid of any image of LBJ who was a white supremacist. While we are at it let’s dig him up as well…
We need to eliminate the Democrat Party because that is the party that epitomizes racism.
There is no denying that the Democrats fought for slavery and opposed ending it (in general as the Civil War was not about slavery). There is no doubt they opposed all civil rights movements and continue to fight to keep blacks oppressed. They all work hard to pass legislation and enact programs that keep black folks dependent on government.
So if the liberals are really hell bent on ridding us of hateful things they need to go away. They need to take Democrats away with them and if blacks in particular are so concerned with this matter they need to leave the Democrat Party and become part of something that is not continuing to enslave them.
Never surrender, never submit.
Jul 14, 2015 Political
The out of control government took in a record 2.45 TRILLION dollars in tax revenue through June of this year which equals $16,451 for each person fortunate enough to have a job. Of course, they did not pay this much because taxes come from various places but it is still a staggering amount of money.
Despite taking in this record amount the government is still running a deficit of 313.4 BILLION dollars.
The spending machine that is government will never be satisfied. It will always spend more than it gets in. Raising taxes did nothing to solve the debt problem because even though government pilfered more money from people it still spent more than it had.
The reality here is that many folks on the bottom end of the scale (the lower 47%) will get refunds of virtually all of the federal income taxes paid in. The top 53% will foot the bill for the balance.
The debt clock continues to tick up and each of us owes tens of thousands of dollars to settle the debt.
It is unsustainable and we will eventually collapse under the weight of the debt.
Of course since Barack Obama has given Iran the green light on nuclear weapon production we might not have to worry about debt for long.
The debt will be wiped out with a lot of mankind when World War III starts up.
So those are the choices. Die under the crushing debt or die in a nuclear war.
Well, at least we have Obamacare to take care of our injuries.
Wait, add one more choice to the ways to die…
Never surrender, never submit.
Greece has been on the edge of default for a few years and has been asking for and receiving bailouts in the form of loans to help them through a crisis of their own making.
The Greeks have a generous benefit system that allows workers to retire young and receive a hefty percentage of their retirement. Couple this with countless other programs that can’t be afforded and you get a crisis.
When Greece was bailed out it failed to take any reasonable austerity measures to get on a path to sustainability. It keeps showing up hat in hand wanting even more money.
The members of the European Union (EU) have been in tense negotiations and it is not happy to be asked to shell out more money to a country that seems intent on continuing on the same path that got it to the brink of disaster.
A new deal is in the works and many Greeks are unhappy with it. They claim it is harsh and requires them to do too much. They claim it is humiliating.
It should be humiliating. You have a system that can’t be sustained and you ask for money to help you when it collapses and ten you continue doing the same thing that got you there. You ask for more and more while continuing to refuse reforms.
Then you are forced to agree to harsh measures and you claim it is not right and humiliating.
It is humiliating and it should be. You should be ashamed that you are led by people who ran your country into the ground. You should be ashamed that you continue to suck the life out of your economy by raping the treasury of ever dwindling resources while continuing a life of early retirement and generous pensions.
Other countries are not happy with being forced to bail you out once again. And considering how dire your circumstances are you had better agree to the terms and get your act together.
Americans, pay attention because we are well on our way to a default and we will be like Greece before you know it.
And we too should feel ashamed and humiliated for many of the same reasons.
Never surrender, never submit.
There is no doubt Chief Justice John Roberts is an intelligent man. He can cite and discuss legal cases without notes and he is well versed. These fact make his two decisions in the Affordable Care Act (previously known as Obamacare but now to be known as SCOTUScare) quite perplexing. Roberts basically rewrote the law and twisted logic as well as stepping out of his area of responsibility to ensure that the law formerly known as Obamacare survived.
When the ACA was being forced on us the Obama Regime said that the fee for not getting insurance was a penalty and NOT a tax. Obama chided George Stephanopoulos when George said the penalty seemed to fit the dictionary definition of a tax. Of course Obama was lying then because he knew it was actually a tax.
But the Regime called it a penalty and defended it as such to the public. The Democrats called it a penalty in the law and told their constituents that it was not a tax. Mr. Gruber, the POS who helped with this said it had to be called a penalty or it would have never passed and that the Regime depended on the stupidity of the public to get it passed.
When the Regime went to court it argued that the penalty was really a tax for the purpose of arguing in court and that anything to the contrary was just silly.
Despite overwhelming evidence John Roberts sided with the left wing of the court and rewrote the legislation to make the penalty a tax and within the authority of Congress. He upheld the law by legislating from the bench.
Fast forward to now. There is a portion of the ACA that says subsidies will only be available to those who get insurance from exchanges established by the state. There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that this sentence means the individual states. This is how it was intended and the Democrats along with Goebbels Gruber even told us that it would be in the best interest of the people if states set up exchanges so that the people could get subsidies. Given the straight forward language and what they said there is no doubt what it was supposed to be. This sentence was the subject of a Supreme Court case and once again Roberts sided with the liberal wing and rewrote the legislation. Roberts read the minds of those in Congress (Democrats only) and concluded that they really meant that state and federal government.
Roberts disgraced himself and his court and his legacy will be one of failure. I do not like the left wing right wing idea of a court. Courts are supposed to be impartial and rule on the law. Roberts made himself a legislator along with the lefties and rewrote the law to once again save Obama.
After Roberts knelt before Obama and pleased him there is no doubt now how he will vote on gay marriage. This issue should be left to the states and Roberts made a big deal of states rights when he was nominated but he will vote with the rainbow crowd and swallow hard for Obama.
It seems to me that Roberts must have been neglected as a child. His parents probably did not love him and daddy was probably never around. Roberts appears to need the approval of others and he seems to go out of his way to get the approval of Obama, his closet lover.
John Roberts once believed, or at least he said he did, that the judiciary was there to interpret not to make up the laws. Roberts basically stated that it is not his job to play the game or make the rules but to make sure those playing the game are following he rules. He did that when he compared judges to baseball umpires: “[I]t’s my job to call balls and strikes, and not to pitch or bat.”
Roberts has gone from being just the umpire to also being on the rules committee. Instead of just making sure others follow the rules he is now changing them to suit his master’s needs. Indeed, the umpire has struck out.
Justice Scalia put it most succinctly when he stated in his dissent (it is well worth your time to read the dissent. Scalia basically spells out how it should work in a legal and logical way and he holds little back with regard to how he views his colleagues in the majority):
Under all the usual rules of interpretation, in short, the Government should lose this case. But normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved. Court Ruling
Scalia is correct. This court has a mandate and it is to protect and save the law now known as SCOTUScare. Obama put Kagan and Sotomayor on the court because they are not jurists they are activists. They do not care what the Constitution says or what is lawful or right as long as their liberal views and desires are taken care of. They are there to ensure the liberal agenda (I should call it the Communist agenda since Jarrett and Obama were raised by Commies and are commies themselves) is upheld the law and the Constitution be damned. Add those two to Buzzy Ginsburg, Breyer and wishy-washy Kennedy and you have the make up of a court that ignores the rule of law. When Roberts joins the mix it equals the downfall of society and the furtherance of communism.
God help them all when the day comes for them to be held accountable. It will be quite unpleasant indeed.
Never surrender, never submit.