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It is very disturbing to me that the President of the United States is once again threatening to overreach his powers via Executive Order in regards to guns and gun laws.
It is important to remember that a Tyrant will take away your guns so that they will have control over you and the Country. This is the path he is moving towards, to give power to both himself and the Federal Government.

Here is what the second Amendment says:
U.S. Constitution — “Amendment II –A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

[Cornell University Law School, http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.billofrights.html#amendmentii ]

Very simply, and very effectively, our Founding Fathers protected the ability of each individual citizen, and the state of which he is a part, to “keep and bear arms” for defense. In reading this amendment, you must focus on the first tiny comma, for that punctuation mark divides this guarantee into two separate, but equal, parts.
First, each “free state” of the Union was granted the ability to create and maintain a “well regulated militia”; note that his guarantee says, “well regulated”, not Federal Government regulated!
After the comma, a second guarantee was granted, i.e., the “right of the people” to ” keep and bear arms”. The term, “people” simply means the individual citizen of the United States of America.

Therefore, each individual citizen has a Constitutionally-guaranteed right to keep and bear arms!

Then, the second comma contains the guarantee: “shall not be infringed”. In other words, both the right of the state to maintain a militia AND the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed”. This definition is the simple, straightforward meaning of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
~ cuttingedge.org

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History repeats itself, from October 2, 1865, The Gonzales Flag, Texas

Texas Representative Steve Stockman is threatening to push the impeachment of Obama in regards to gun control. He clearly explains how Obama’s actions will violate our 2nd amendment right:

“The President’s actions are an existential threat to this nation. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is what has kept this nation free and secure for over 200 years. The very purpose of the Second Amendment is to stop the government from disallowing people the means to defend themselves against tyranny. Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible.

The President’s actions are not just an attack on the Constitution and a violation of his sworn oath of office – they are a direct attack on Americans that place all of us in danger. If the President is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to exist.” ~ Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas
It is important to pay attention to what is happening in Washington, as your rights are about to be taken away right under your nose. If that happens, I see a revolution in the near future.
I leave you this quote by Edmund Burke to think about, especially since Obama seems to have the masses under his “charismatic spell”.

“The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion.” ~Edmund Burke

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About 2016: Obama’s America and the Filmmakers.

 

When Obama says he is not finished, and there is more work to do, that is all he reveals about his “plan”. This is a must see movie for anyone who believes he does not have good intentions for this great nation. Click the link, view the movie trailer, then go out and rent this movie.

It will make everything clear about where this country is headed under his leadership. When I watched this movie, I knew this country was doomed. Say goodbye to the Republic, or Democracy, we are going to be transformed to a European-style Socialist country.

Obama’s dream is to take down this country period.

He is the Great Destroyer.

Trisho

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Our political system is broken and our country is in trouble! The two political parties are so polarized that Washington is paralyzed. Our elected officials continue a vicious cycle of mindless partisanship, inaction on crucial issues and unsustainable dysfunction covered endlessly in the 24-hour news cycle.

 Now is the time for leadership that puts principled progress above petty politics and restores cooperation, civility, and compromise. Leadership for genuine and sustainable change can only come from the people.

 In 2012, Americans Elect (AE) will empower the people to nominate a competitive third ticket for President and Vice President through the first-ever Online Convention. In the next presidential election, through AE Online Convention, ALL of US will have a greater voice; not just the voters in the early state primaries and caucuses, like Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina; not the talking heads or the paid “experts”; not the political pundits – Fox News or MSNBC; not the loud voices on the far left and far right.

 The nominees who emerge from the Convention will not be beholden to any political party or special interest, will bridge the vital center of American politics, and will be able to jolt our political system into working again.

What Is Americans Elect?

Americans Elect (AE)

Americans Elect is a second process, not a third party. It is a brand new way all voters can participate in selecting a presidential ticket to be placed on the November 2012 ballot in all 50 states. It will hold a nominating convention to pick that ticket in the summer of 2012, and every registered voter in America regardless of party may sign up right now to be a voting Delegate (at http://www.AmericansElect.org). Anyone constitutionally qualified to serve as President may run for the Americans Elect nomination as long as they reach across the political space and pick a running mate from another party. A ticket that is bigger than any party.

 We expect millions of delegates to participate. The ticket will have ballot access in all 50 states. And we expect major candidates to run and others to be drafted by the delegates themselves. We are going to be working hard to get ourselves introduced to the American public but we know that we cannot do it alone. Our hope is that millions of Americans across the country will be able to hear about Americans Elect from their most trusted sources: friends, families, and neighbors. And that starts with you.

Cartoon by Gary Markstein

How Does This Second Process Work?

Every single registered voter in America can be a Delegate and vote in the AE Online Convention.

No fine print. No exceptions. Open to everyone regardless of party affiliation or political views.

1. Become a Delegate. Go to AE website – http://www.americanselect.org.

2. Participate in AE’s online surveys. Delegates will define the issues most important to them.

3. Discuss these issues online or at meet-ups with other delegates.

4. Participate in shaping the AE platform questions for all constitutionally qualified candidates to answer.

5. Review candidates.

6. Draft candidates.

7. Narrow the field of candidates.

8. Vote in the Online Convention.

A Rules Committee will determine how the Online Convention operates. Of course, experienced legal experts will be on the committee, but Convention Delegates will be on the Rules Committee, too. All AE Delegates will have a chance to weigh in with their own ideas – and the best will become a part of the rules.

What is Americans Elect?

A: The first direct presidential nomination.

You decide the issues

You shape the debate

You choose the candidates

You nominate the President

Who should participate?

A: Every voter who wants a voice that counts.

No matter your party affiliation

No matter the color of your state

No matter your political views

What makes Americans Elect different?

A: Americans Elect is not a traditional party.

It’s a new way to nominate a President

It’s open to voters from any party

It’s open to candidates from any party

And it’s not another advocacy group.

There’s no agenda or ideology

Voters define the issues themselves

The final vote really counts in 2012

How does it work?

A: Define what matters to you

Rank the issues

Determine your views

See how you compare

A: Shape the “platform of questions”

Discuss the issues

Match and meet up with other voters

Decide the questions all candidates must answer

A: Choose candidates who share your views

Match with existing candidates

Draft new candidates

Watch videos and debates

A: Nominate your choice for president

Narrow the field

Evaluate VP choices

Vote in the online convention

Why is this important?

A: Every voter deserves an equal vote in the nominating process.

Currently, where you live determines how much your primary vote counts

Some voters—and some states—have no meaningful vote at all

Most independent voters have no say in the primary system

It’s the first direct presidential nomination in US history.

Why is this important?

A: Voters demand change.

Voters are increasingly dissatisfied with their own parties

States are postponing or even canceling their primaries

Too many Americans have no real choice in the nominating process

Technology makes it possible.

To cost-effectively reach millions of voters

To build a secure online convention

To verify every voter and accurately count every vote

America can finally nominate a President, directly.

 The winning ticket will answer directly to American voters.

A: All candidates must make a “bipartisan pledge” to put America’s interests before those of their party finalist candidates will be free to choose a running mate from any party they choose The winning ticket will be chosen directly by millions of voters The winning ticket will be on the ballot in every state.

 Can we trust the outcome?

A: Americans Elect is building a secure online convention:

Every voter’s registration status will be verified.

Every vote will be counted fairly and accurately, and will generate a printable confirmation.

An independent panel of election experts will verify the results.

All candidates will be verified and vetted.

All candidates will be verified as constitutionally-eligible to run.

All candidates will pass a standard vetting process including background checks.

An independent, nonpartisan committee will certify all finalist candidates.

15 Things Everyone

Can Do To Help

1.Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@AmericansElect).

 2. Post about us on Facebook, Twitter, Blog, or other social media platforms.

 3. Email your family & friends about Americans Elect and let them know why you signed up. Be sure to encourage them to visit the website and sign up to be a delegate.

 4. Visit the website and print out the Online Activist Kit. Read up about Americans Elect and check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

 5. Print out the flyer available online and post around town. Be sure to ask permission from management if you are posting at a business or private property.

 6. Identify events, conventions, or other opportunities in your community and e-mail the information to

volunteer@americanselect.org

 7.Identify groups in your area that we could perhaps speak to or address. Please e-mail information to volunteer@americanselect.org

 8.Comment on newspaper stories in your local paper. Link to the website to help get the word out.

 9. Sign up for news feed for Americans Elect –be the first to read new articles and coverage.

 10. Write a letter to the editor and submit to your local paper. Make sure to include our website where interested readers can contact us.

 11.Attend and invite friends to any Meet-Ups or gatherings you have heard about.

 12.Email us at volunteer@americanselect.org and find out if there is a petition for ballot access that you can sign.

 13. Print out the sign up sheet from the website and get emails or phone numbers from any friends who would like more information. Sheets can be faxed to 760-476-9055

 14.Get online and help us make history:https://secure.americanselect.org/give

 15.Find us at http://getsatisfaction.com/americanselect and let us know any suggestions or questions you have or any ideas on how to make Americans Elect work for you!

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“A storm builds, and its coming will cleanse the World”

Lo! We have listened to many a story of our forefathers, their splendor of old, their mighty heirs and warrior deeds!  Many a son of warriors old, taken by the forces of savage foes.

Whence came this seed of evil?  Born of a father from Ny-an-za, in the “Dark Continent.”

The mother of evil, from Wi-chi-ta, a far away land named “The New World.”  The seedling to be born a half-breed son.

The young lad had not a decent upbringing;  a father and mother of nomadic ways, he found guidance through a false prophet, who resided in the windy city.

The prophet-noir did instill obscure and profane thoughts into the impressionable young mind.  The lad had sought out strange writings by mad-men; twisted ideas of “taking from one man, to give to another”,  his education grew in the wrong direction- it was too late- he had sealed his fate.

Surrounded by faceless soulless men and women; he learned his craft well, to be a soothsayer and captured the feeble minded through wicked spells of deception.

From humble beginnings, paltry and weak, he grew to a tyrant as time brought change to the world;  he slyly throve under heaven in power and pride.

As he tasted a sip of power he knew, he had to take it all for himself;  nothing to stop him- the lawmakers that were trusted to protect the masses, they also fell victim to his spells.

Woe the fate of a great Republic- sabotaged by this monster!

He had planned his campaign; through any means to take power, to rule over all.  His ideas were to be followed, none may object; strike down those who dare criticize his will.

His rise to the Apex of power came to pass, swift like a thief in the night.  By covert  planning; many opened the doors for him, through nefarious ways.

In his court of advisers; a haggard woman of power, took him for her pawn.  She vouched for him; a lie through and through….that he may be eligible to be supreme leader over all.

Although the contract of the Republic stated only a natural citizen may rule; she convinced the judges, that her words were true.

Once in power, this usurper from the “Dark Continent” needed not abide by the laws.  The oligarchy ruled; looked the other way, when transgressions were committed against the common people.

Those who had power, had committed treason against the Republic; how to annihilate them to restore peace and prosperity through the Great Land?, for which many a brave warrior had met mortality to protect.

Oh the fate of a great nation, only to collapse under such duress!

Everything that was hidden  will be revealed; and as the sun overcomes the darkness, will a new day dawn with grace?

Annihilate– To destroy something

Apex– The highest point of something, the top

Covert– Secret, not intended to be known, seen, or found out

Forefather– Male ancestor, usually one who died long ago

Haggard– Appearing worn, unruly

Nefarious– Evil, utterly immoral or wicked

Nomadic or Nomad- Someone who wanders from place to place

Paltry– Insignificant or unimportant

Profane– Irreverent, showing disrespect for God, any deity or religion

Throve– Past tense of thrive

Treason– Betrayal of country

Tyrant– An absolute ruler who exercises power cruelly and unjustly

Usurper- Seize something without right: to use something without the right to do so

Whence– From where- from what place or source

Definitions from Encarta.com, and The American Heritage Dictionary 3rd edition.

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I really hate to get involved in politics, but enough is enough.  It is time to take back our country, as it is being raped over and over by the current administration.  The Constitution is blatantly ignored as Obama and his followers finagle ways to implement his “agenda” by bypassing Congress.

I’m really getting tired of hearing something new every day that he is trying to do to this country.  The latest?  bypassing Congress to let illegals stay in the U.S.  You can read about that here:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/24/source-administration-weighing-unilateral-legalization-illegal-immigrants/

If Obama keeps pushing the “people”, I’m afraid there will be yet another “Bastille Day”….only this one won’t be in France….and yes, heads will roll.

Back to what needs to be addressed NOW…….

John Harris, Blagojevich’s former chief of staff, testified in the ex-governor’s corruption trial in Federal District Court this week that Barack Obama knew of Blagojevich’s plan to “sell” the Illinois senate seat that would be left vacant by Obama.

Blagojevich’s lawyers tried to subpoena Obama earlier this year but presiding Judge James B. Zagel refused to allow it. Other White House aides, including Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, have been subpoenaed.

June 14: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives for his trial. AFP/Getty Images

Is Barack Hussein Obama above the law? I don’t think so, but apparently Judge Zagel believes he is.

This calls for action, and just blogging about it won’t change anything.  But, you may contact Mr. Zagel, and express your opinion about this to him.  I have already contacted his office, and here is his contact information:

U.S. District Court

Northern District of Illinois

Judge James B. Zagel

Courtroom: 2503

Chambers: 2588

Chambers phone# 312-435-5713

Fax: 312-544-8521

There is power in numbers!  Speak your voice and be heard!

To read the complete story: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/25/obama-knew-blagojevich-plot-aide-says/?test=latestnews

p.s. he he….J’aime la photo du roi Louis-Obama, c’est très drôle.

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I had heard recently that there is STILL OIL on Alaska’s beaches from the Exxon Valdez spill that happened twenty one years ago. So I decided to do some research and found this interview from “Democracy Now”, a daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman. The following is just part of an interview she had with Riki Ott, a community activist, marine toxicologist, and former commercial salmon fisher-woman and author of two books on the spill.

The reason I feel this interview is important to share with the masses is because of the issue of “corporations” having the same rights as a person. (being protected by law). She explains this in detail later, and I encourage you to think of what power is being given to corporations, and as long as they continue to have these same rights, justice will never be “for the people”.

Now with the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, we will face yet many more years of litigation, which will of course not accomplish justice for the people, or animals that are now suffering (and will continue to suffer) because of this tragedy.

To read the complete interview, you may use this link:

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/3/24/20_years_after_exxon_valdez_oil

AMY GOODMAN:

A report marking the twentieth anniversary of the spill has found oil still persists in the region and, in some places, quote, “is nearly as toxic as it was a few weeks after the spill.” The report was put together by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, which oversaw restoration efforts. It states, quote, “At this rate, the remaining oil will take decades and possibly centuries to disappear entirely.”

RIKI OTT:

Those ecosystem studies began in 1994, really too late for our trial. They didn’t get completed until about 2004—I’m talking about published papers now. And those studies show, sure enough, the oil that’s remaining on our beaches is still causing harm

AMY GOODMAN: Let me see. You have brought a little jar. This is Exxon Valdez oil, Smith Island, Prince William Sound. This is one year ago. This is not from—

RIKI OTT: This is July 2nd last year, not even a year.

AMY GOODMAN: This is astounding.

RIKI OTT: That’s what we think, too. I take children out on the beaches now who were born after the spill and say, “This is your legacy.”

AMY GOODMAN: It’s just covered in oil.

RIKI OTT: The oil specifically is polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAHs. This is actually coming out the tailpipes of our automobiles. It’s the fine soot. That’s kind of the codeword for it. And this is linked with genetic harm, not only in animals, but in people, as well, respiratory harm, reproductive impairment, cancers. Very low levels of this oil, these PAHs, cause incredible harm to people.

AMY GOODMAN: You’ve said that is not just an environmental disaster, but a crisis in democracy.

RIKI OTT: It is a democracy crisis. The question we started asking as our lawsuit went on and on and on, and we didn’t get paid, was how did corporations get this big, where they can manipulate the legal system, the political system? What happened here? And I thought that was a really good question, so I went to answer it. And that became the final chapter of Not One Drop.

And I learned from other people’s work that there’s actually two ways to amend the Constitution. One is formally, through people-made law, which we’ve done twenty-seven times. And one is informally, through what Thomas Jefferson called the engine of consolidation, the federal judiciary, the Supreme Court.

And in 1886, the Supreme Court made sort of a seminal decision, where it granted a railroad corporation equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment, which is, of course, a civil rights amendment for due process and equal protection for African American men. For the first forty years after that passed, there were 307 lawsuits brought, nineteen by African American men, the rest by corporations.

And at that point, when the Fourteenth Amendment passed to corporations, this thing called a corporate person arose. And that corporate person, in the eyes of the law, is able to access our rights, human rights, the Bill of Rights, constitutional protections. This is wrong. The word “corporation” never appears in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. This is how we’ve lost freedom of speech. We still—we, as people, still have the First Amendment, but so do corporations. Free speech equals money. Those with more money have more speech. Pretty simple. So I began to understand that the legal system is broken. The election process is broken, all because of the same reason, this corporate personhood.

AMY GOODMAN: Riki Ott, I want to thank you for being with us. She has written the book Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. I thank you for joining us.

RIKI OTT: Thank you. And I’m advocating the Twenty-Eighth Amendment to strip corporations of human rights. Thank you.

Gray Whale photo: (John Gaps III / AP)

Worker photo: latimesblogs.latimes.com/…/03/09/valdez.jpg


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