Mar 25, 2013 Political
New York Imperial Mayor Michael Bloomberg is anti American and a tyrant. Mr. Bloomberg has gone against our Founding and the US Constitution when he made a recent statement that sometimes the government knows better AND that sometimes government should infringe on our freedoms.
“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban — just shot down by the courts — and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth. Washington Times
As a veteran and a patriot let me just reply to Nanny Bloomberg this way:
THERE IS NEVER A TIME WHEN GOVERNMENT SHOULD INFRINGE ON OUR FREEDOM.
Governments at all levels in this country receive their power from the people. We have a document in our history called the Declaration of Independence in which our Founders clearly stated that governments derive their power from the consent of the governed. Nowhere in that document did our Founders say there were times when it was OK for government to infringe on our freedoms.
In fact, the infringement on our freedom is one of the reasons we felt it necessary to draft the document in the first place.
Bloomberg is a very wealthy man who has a 10 million dollar home in Bermuda and eats very expensive steaks (and other foods full of the fats he banned in New York). He is now going to use millions of his own dollars to violate our Constitution and try to take our guns away because, as Bloomy would tell you, the government knows better and sometimes it should infringe on your freedom.
As I have clearly stated, there is never a time that infringing on our freedom is OK. How would one decide? Where does it end? If it is OK for government to infringe when it comes to the size of a drink, the fat in food or the firearms people own because these issues are opposed by the tyrant in charge then it will be OK for the tyrant to infringe on anything he opposes. All future tyrants would be able to use the same criteria (I don’t like it) to infringe.
What happens if Bloomberg or some future tyrant decides that he does not like interracial marriage, or homosexual relationships? What happens if the tyrant does not like video games or fast food or any number of other things?
If the previous tyrant was allowed to infringe because nanny knows best then it will never end.
Giving up any freedom will result in the further loss of freedoms. No matter how YOU feel about an issue, allowing the infringement on freedom will eventually affect YOU and an issue that matters to YOU.
People who give up their freedoms become slaves.
Bloomberg knows that and in addition to being a tyrant, he wants to be the slave master.
Stop the tyranny by opposing this little Nazi known as Bloomberg.
Never surrender, never submit.
Oct 19, 2010 Political
If you want to see all 435 members of the House and the 100 members of the Senate impaled on pike poles as their bodies slide down in agony until their torture ends in death ala Vlad The Impaler or if you want to see these same 535 members of Congress hanging from light posts around DC while birds peck at their lifeless bodies then let them go ahead with their plan to seize private pension plans to pay off the union and public pensions.
Yes, our government is considering confiscating the money we have in our 401(k) plans and the redistributing it in a more fair manner. On top of that they will impose a 5% payroll tax on everyone and that will go into the retirement fund to pay everyone a retirement. This would be on top of the Social Security we already pay for.
In a nutshell, under the GRA system government would seize private 401(k) accounts, setting up an additional 5% mandatory payroll tax to dole out a “fair” pension to everyone using that confiscated money coupled with the mandated contributions. This would, of course, be a sister government ponzi scheme working in tandem with Social Security, the primary purpose being to give big government politicians additional taxpayer funds to raid to pay for their out-of-control spending. Human Events
If these people have a death wish for this country then they should press ahead with their plans to take money that we saved and decide who gets it and how much. Then they should press on and force higher income workers to pay much more into a system that will never pay back what they put in.
This will lead to massive civil unrest and there will be nothing standing between Congress and the people with the pitchforks.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. US Declaration of Independence [emphasis mine]
If this happens and Americans do not end it quickly then we will deserve what we get.
The Congress needs to know we will not waste time with the courts and that we will not negotiate. If they steal OUR money, the money we have worked hard and saved FOR OUR OWN RETIREMENTS, then we need to replace them as our Founders did.
And if that is to harsh for them then they need to reconsider.
Because we are done playing games.
…that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…
Congress will become a domestic enemy if they steal our money.
Never surrender, never submit.
Jul 3, 2009 Political
Well, tomorrow is the fourth of July, a date that rightly should be celebrated by all here in this country, for without the Declaration of Independence, and later, the Constitution, we would not be where we are as a country, free to do pretty much what we wish.
This is one of the few nations where you do not have to feel confined or defined by what your father or mother has done in their lives. By this I mean that if your father was, say, a piano tuner, you are not obligated by necessity to follow in his footsteps. If you have a talent for piano tuning, and this is what you wish to do, you can make a living doing that- if you want to skateboard, well, find a way to make that pay- this is a country where you are only limited by the scope of your dreams and the tenacity of your determination to make this happen.
Or so it used to be. Now, it seems as if there are all kinds of roadblocks to progress being erected by the government, and our future has a few clouds on the horizon that we must heed, or we will find ourselves in stormy weather.
This country is under siege- the very foundations of this country are being stolen from us in much the same way that a pickpocket steals our money, by quiet thievery and subtlety. Capitalism isn’t just about the money, although that is what one thinks- it is also about the freedom to try and fail. Or succeed, which is the one thing that has made the United States the richest, most powerful nation on Earth. This is what has enabled us to become a nation where dreams can come true.
Socialism, which seems to be the next step in this progression Hussein is pushing, will of necessity, deprive us of some of our freedoms- oh, not all at once; as I said, this is a sneaky process, and these political pickpockets are relying on you to stay in front of your TV and just tune out anything unpleasant. I have spoken to many people who have told me that they don’t like to discuss politics, or that “History bores” them.
These are the people Hussein wants for his subjects, and believe me, “subjects” is the correct terminology here- with Socialism, Hussein will lead and feed the “masses”- all you have to do is give up those pesky dreams of becoming rich, and getting ahead, and providing security for your families. It’s nothing really, just ask Hitler, Stalin, or any of the other dictators- I am sure they would tell you that they were doing this “for the greater good”.
It is a dictum that government seeks to grow, and thereby limit freedoms, and so our founders put into place a system of checks and balances, whereby no single part of this government could have too much power. This is in imminent danger now, because of several things- one is the super- majority of Democrats; coupled with the Democrat president, laws can be passed and enacted with little to no control of a counter force, such as the other party.
But even this is not enough for the Resident, who has appointed “Czars”, people to oversee various aspects of our government and all of our lives. These “Czars” do not answer to Congress, as members of a President’s Cabinet must do- instead, they answer directly to the President and to no one else.
This alone is unconstitutional, and should have been nipped in the bud by the Congress, a political body that is generally jealous of any attempts to infringe on its turf, but they seem to be hypnotized by this pretender to the throne.
Another Constitutional problem has to do with the Tenth Amendment, that is, State’s Rights. By forcing states to take the stimulus, the Federal government believes that they gain some control over the states themselves, and this is not a good thing. States will ALWAYS know better than the Federal government what their citizens need.
Where are the politicians who know the Constitution and its limitations on power? Where are the people who actually want this country to remain a force for good in this world? We won’t be doing much of anything with the Resident in charge here, instead, our government will get larger, our freedoms a little less free, and our dreams will remain something less than possible realities.
This Fourth of July we should do one thing as we have our fun, and we eat our barbeque, and (hopefully) remember the original reason we celebrate this day.
We should take the time to read to our children the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and become active in how our country works, and what should not be done, as well.
Because there is much here that should not be done.