Where did she go?

Via my buddy The Learned Sergeant.

I miss her, I barely even got to know her and by the time I met her she was already on life support dying.  Bleeding profusely from everyone taking their entitlements, creating their moral wars on nouns, and ultimately dying from an ignorant public who would rather hear fanciful fairy tails than the painful truth.

Today, something very bad happened.  There is some suspicion the decision was done as one would play a game of chess.  There are some ideas of how it could work out, but it is possible to loose a game of chess if you’re not careful.

All I do know is we are no longer, and haven’t been as of recently, the best country on earth.  There is no place I would rather live, it is my home, but she is being gutted.  Government regulation and restriction has proceeded to destroy industry and innovation.  Entitlement programs have proceeded to kill self-motivation and have become nothing more than legalized theft.

All I saw today was something I loved dearly coughing and hemorrhaging blood.  Showing her mortal wound while all of us hope, pray, and plan to find a way that it may not be mortal.  Hoping we can arrest the fall before it’s too late.  Before there is no choice but to find a new frontier.  One where we can find freedom again.

I Don’t Think He’d Like How That Would Go Down…

Is this an open invitation to start doing what many others have been thinking?

“It’s not really up to the Supreme Court to second-guess the legitimate decision made by the elected representatives of the people, and if people want to change that law, they can do so by changing the legislators,” he said.

You know, I tried to change the legislator by the ballot box and soap box.  Are you saying I can remove a tyrant by any means necessary?

Seriously this doesn’t surprise me, it’s been the mortis operandi of the left for a very long time.  They don’t want a constitutional republic, they want a de facto democracy which they would twist into a dictatorship.  You see the law only applies to thee, not to me, in their own eyes.  The whole point of the system is that they must act within the law, and that includes only doing things they have the legal power to do.

They cannot just magically change the law to grant them new abilities and powers and it is the role of the Courts to restrain abuse by legislation.

If Representative Gerry Connolly would really like to retire the judicial branch.  I’m more than happy to take over the role of providing a check and balance.  A word of warning though, in such a case it would define him as a domestic enemy given his willful a wanton disrespect for the Constitution he has sworn to uphold and defend.  That clearly defines him as a domestic enemy.

If we take his want and claim as stated lets examine the following.  If the legislators can write laws as they see fit, and the courts cannot do anything about it, does that mean that congress could write a law repeating a US internment.? Not only could they, but it would be legal because they could replace the legislators who imprisoned them.  Oh wait, how would they be able to vote them out?

Listen here sparky, you might want to shut your mouth, because honestly it’s obvious exactly what you are and what needs to be done with rabid animals like you.  It’s just saying so would be considered a threat or some such.  I love this country more than anything and you sir are exactly what’s wrong with it.  I hope to solve the problem though the Soap and Ballot Box as I am currently trying to do currently.  There’s one last box remaining that exists for when all else has failed.

This also ignores the fact that if republicans controlled both house and senate along with the executive branch he would be clamoring how the courts are saving America.

h/t Bitter

1st Amendment Threatened…

In lieu of the event that occurred in Arizona on Saturday, January 8th, Rep. Robert Brady wants to introduce legislation to “protect” congress.

Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) reportedly plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress.

Watch the video, you will notice that, just like any other politician, he avoids answering the questions directed to him.

He is one of the many dancing in the blood of the victims who died and were injured.

Barron would have added this to his post had he been able to find the link.

H/T to JayG

Let No Good Crisis Go Wasted

It took no time at all for the left and right to start dancing in the blood of those that died in the tragic events of yesterday.  Now that the initial blood dance is over, our fearless leaders are already figuring out how to get the most mileage from this tragedy.

“My staff is working on looking at the different legislation fixes that we might be able to do and we might be able to introduce as early as tomorrow,” McCarthy told POLITICO in a Sunday afternoon phone interview.

This is the same woman who informed all of us in the gun community a barrel shroud “is the shoulder thing that goes up”.

It is despicable to take an even such as this and use it to your own political gains.  Even more despicable when your political agenda is the destruction of a specifically enumerated right.  This whole mess gets even better though.  Because while Ms. McCarthy attacks the Second Amendment, the Pima County Sheriff is attacking the First Amendment.

“I think the vitriolic rhetoric that we hear day in and day out from people in the radio business and some people in the TV business and what (we) see on TV and how our youngsters are being raised, that this has not become the nice United States of America that most of us grew up in. And I think it’s time that we do the soul-searching,” the sheriff said.

Translation: If you are not broadcasting something that does not tote the party line, causes one to question what they have been told, or questions the authority of the government, it is counter to the public good and should be censored. 

Both of these responses two the shooting are by no means surprising, especially Ms. McCarthy’s considering she danced in the blood on the day of the Virginia Tech Shootings.  On the contrary it was immediately what I expected when I first heard about the shooting.  Not only is it not surprising they have one strong corollary shared between the two, which goes to show their goals are not what they claim.  The Sherriff and Ms. McCarthy both blame various tools completely ignoring the responsibility of the individual himself.  As Rob Allen showed earlier today though, the choice of tools is actually irrelevantThe greatest weapon in the world is the human brain, for that is what actually does damage, without it a weapon will remain motionless and inactive.

Quote of the Day: Benjamin Franklin (Twofer) – 01072011

I doubt … whether any other Convention .. may be able to make a better constitution; for, when you assemble a number of men, to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views.  From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected?  It therefore astonishes me, sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection…

– Benjamin Franklin (Speech at the Constitutional Convention, Sept 17, 1787)

[Emphasis mine. Today the Constitution was read on the floor of the CongressSome would claim the constitution is no longer relevant and is not a perfect document anymore.  The thing is, at the time it was written it was not considered a perfect document, that is why they provided a method to edit it and change it.  Our current congress critters would prefer to instead of editing it, to relegate it to the dustbin of history.  This is completely contrary to their oath of office.  This brings up another quote from Franklin he made the next day.  We all must ponder this final statement from Mr. Franklin regarding the constitution.]

A republic, if you can keep it.

-Benjamin Franklin Sept 18, 1787

[This was in response to a question by Mrs. Powel regarding the form of government the congress has created.  We are closer than at any other time to actually losing it.  No longer are our elected representatives being held accountable when they break the laws knowingly while creating new legislation.  They also have no issue creating laws which apply to the standard citizenry but exempts the elected officials.  Our elected officials prefer to ignore the Constitution out of convenience because they could not further their agenda otherwise.  Things definitely need to change.]

TSA and the Law

Janet Napolitano played down the idea of migrating to an Israeli type security screening at airports here in the United States despite the back lash from the sexual assaults intrusive patdowns and screenings.

“There are some differences in the laws and the legal constraints that we abide by,” she said. “There may be some things that can be shared (with Israel) and some things that would not … The practices and techniques that we use will differ and do differ.”

What Janet really means by that statement is, “Currently we are actually violating the law, should we stop we might loose control over some of the sheep we have trained.”  By violating the 4th Amendment you have already shown the fact that you completely disregard the law, including the most important ones.

 

No you do not have to violate anyone’s 4th Amendment rights because they want to fly.  This is absurd and beyond belief.  There is absolutely no justification for it.  They attempt to claim justification but the truth of the matter is that necessity is the plea of every infringement!  How many people has TSA actually saved?  On the other side of that equation though, how many people abused by the TSA has stopped a terrorist attack?

This whole thing is a farce and a power grab.  This whole mess is worse than Russia in 1989.  What the hell is it going to take to wake these sheep up?

Your have the right to remain silent

California Supreme Court ruled today that while you have the right to remain silent, your phone does not.

Monday’s decision allows police “to rummage at leisure through the wealth of personal and business information that can be carried on a mobile phone or handheld computer merely because the device was taken from an arrestee’s person,” said Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar, joined in dissent by Justice Carlos Moreno.

Why should an officer be allowed to search a phone incident to arrest. I understand searches for the officers safety. In this case however the only possible thing to be gained is private information, or possible other “crimes”. I would suggest getting phones that support remote wipe and to regularly lock it. The idea of me being arrest and thus allowing the police to search my email, including the secure communications is BS. This whole thing further supports my idea that the sole goal is to make everyone a criminal, and thus a slave.