Monday, July 2, 2012

Never forget

Via Survival

"Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn’t let him do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians."

-- Aaron Zelman and L. Neil Smith, Hope (2001)

Lies We Can Believe In (Don't miss this)

Unlike many of his predecessors, Obama was never in the military. Unlike all of them, he never held anything resembling a real job that required him to do anything but show up and make speeches. Children are natural tyrants. Take a child throwing a tantrum off the playground, give him every privilege in life, leave out any real challenges, keep telling him that he's special for 50 years and he will be an actual tyrant.

No one ever thought that a man with the emotional maturity of a child, with no life experience and no principles, would occupy the White House, surrounded by sycophants and worshiped by a press that acts as an extension of the White House Press Office. It took an extensive breakdown among multiple institutions and the national culture for that to happen, and the inability to assert the rule of law is a further symptom of that breakdown.

Why Liberals Are Afraid of the Fourth of July

Signing the Declaration

Liberals hold their breath on July 4th and breathe easy on July 5th. They are afraid that a majority of Americans might actually read the Declaration and find out that our nation was founded on rebellion against tyranny — “For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.”

On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote the following to his wife Abigail:

More @ Godfather Politics

John Roberts Makes His Career Move

Pathetic excuse for a conservative.

For John Roberts, it is Palm Sunday.

Out of relief and gratitude for his having saved Obamacare, he is being compared to John Marshall and Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Liberal commentators are burbling that his act of statesmanship has shown us the way to the sunny uplands of a new consensus.

If only Republicans will follow Roberts' bold and brave example, and agree to new revenues, the dark days of partisan acrimony and tea party intransigence could be behind us.

Yet imagine if Justice Stephen Breyer had crossed over from the liberal bench to join Antonin Scalia, Sam Alito, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy in striking down Obamacare. Those hailing John Roberts for his independence would be giving Breyer a public caning for desertion of principle.

Why did Roberts do it? Why did this respected conservative uphold what still seems to be a dictatorial seizure of power—to order every citizen to buy health insurance or be punished and fined?

Congress can do this, wrote Roberts, because even if President Obama and his solicitor general insist the fine is not a tax, we can call it a tax:

"If a statute has two possible meanings, one of which violates the Constitution, courts should adopt the meaning that does not do so. ... If the mandate is in effect just a tax hike on certain taxpayers who do not have health insurance, it may be within Congress's constitutional power to tax."

Roberts is saying that if Congress, to stimulate the economy, orders every middle-class American to buy a new car or face a $5,000 fine, such a mandate is within its power.

Now, Congress can indeed offer tax credits for buying a new car. But if a man would prefer to bank his money and not buy a new car, can Congress order him to buy one—and fine him if he refuses?

Roberts has just said that Congress has that power.

More @ Chronicles



Heavy ball is back! Now you can get the heavier 182gr Yellow Tip ammo for your 7.62x54R caliber weapons! This ammo performs better and is more accurate at longer ranges, with an improved ballistic coefficient. It has a copper washed steel case and a yellow tip FMJ bullet, and comes in a 440rd sealed tin. Each tin is $84.92, or only $82.50 each if you get a case of 880.

The Mafia

Via Southern Nationalist Network

Top doctor's chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year

Via NC Renegade

Professor says doctors use 'death pathway' to euthenasia of the elderly

Treatment on average brings a patient to death in 33 hours

Around 29% of patients that die in hospital are on controversial 'care pathway'

Pensioner admitted to hospital given treatment by doctor on weekend shift

NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday.

Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly.

He claimed there was often a lack of clear evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients that is used in hospitals across the country.

It is designed to come into force when doctors believe it is impossible for a patient to recover and death is imminent.

It can include withdrawal of treatment – including the provision of water and nourishment by tube – and on average brings a patient to death in 33 hours.

There are around 450,000 deaths in Britain each year of people who are in hospital or under NHS care. Around 29 per cent – 130,000 – are of patients who were on the LCP.

Professor Pullicino claimed that far too often elderly patients who could live longer are placed on the LCP and it had now become an ‘assisted death pathway rather than a care pathway’.

Rasmussen: Conservative Anger Against Obamacare Hitting 'Stratospheric Levels'

Conservative interest in the presidential election hit “stratospheric levels” following last week’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare, noted pollster and author Scott Rasmussen tells Newsmax.TV.

“All that did was energize conservatives,” declared Rasmussen in an exclusive interview on Monday. “The conservative interest in the election was already much higher than that of moderates and liberals. It went up to really stratospheric levels right after the ruling. We don’t know if that will continue or if it’s just a temporary response to the news cycle.”

More @ Newsmax


Two chests found of 1911 AJC pieces and Confederate soldier tin/copperplates

Via Carl

On Saturday, June 30, 2012, I was talking with a potential member of the Brunswick camp. He is a brick mason / concrete worker from Brunswick. He casually mentioned to me that, while doing the concrete work at a renovation in Darien, GA, near Broad St., him and a fellow worker found a very old chest. Inside was a box full of about 100 Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper clippings, a religious picture book, two photographs, and about 20 coupons for cigars. There was a second chest jammed in a wall and they could only cut a small hole in the part of the chest that they could see. This man reached in and inside were copper - plated, maybe tinplate, photographs of fully uniformed Confederate soldiers (probably early war). However, his fellow employee took them and sold them not knowing their true value.

Back to the first chest. The clippings are all in excellent condition, not fragile or falling apart and probably on acid - proof paper and 95% of them are entitled, "Fifty Years Ago Today in the Civil War". I did the math and that would put the year at 1911. I discovered the AJC did not put the year at the top of pages back then, but I finally found a full first page feature of a major battle. The page is dated June 26, 1911. Also, more importantly, are several articles and photographs covering the death that year of Confederate Gen. Clement A. Evans. The very enthusiastic (amateur?) historian who meticulously cut out all these articles accidentally created a time-capsule because one of the photographs is of two young women sitting on the hood of a car (Model A or T?) in turn-of-the-20th century clothing and hairdos. The man I was talking to gave it all to me. I asked him if he would like to consider this as a long-term loan and it would still be his. He said no, he wants other people to enjoy it and for me to care of that.

I believe that, other than maybe some ownership rights of the person who owns that renovated house, the Darien SCV camp should have the first shot at this discovery. I would like to keep this find in Confederate circles and not diluted by overall Darien history or Southern American History or end up in the possession of a large "umbrella" organization that would dilute its Southern Confederate significance and twist the find with political - correctness. The second organization that should have full access to this find is, if there is no Darien UDC chapter, then the Brunswick chapter of the UDC and, thirdly, the Brantley County UDC. I would like the bulk of the find to end up in the Mumford Library / Museum in Waynesville (Brantley County), GA, at the Confederate Soldiers Park. The Gen. Evans material will be given to the Waycross SCV camp that carries his name and that is not debatable.

Does anyone have better plans? Should I keep it until there is an SCV state headquarters / museum? Can anyone catalog, preserve and put this material on CD? Some of you may be professionals or know professionals that deal with this material. We are going through the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the war which makes this a HUGE coincidental discovery. There is plenty of material from 1961, the centennial of the first war year, but 1911?? This find fills a void for 50th anniversary material.

I look forward to your comments and suggestions. You may want to call me as my computer access is limited.

In the Bonds of the Old South,
Scott Newbern
Commander, Thomas Marsh Forman Camp 485
Brunswick, GA
7th Brigade Commander (extreme SE GA)
Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV)
Georgia Division
Army of Tennessee
7 Patton Drive
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 230 - 1125

Is the experiment over?

Via CofCC

Book Promoting Lesbian Parenting Creating Furor in Utah School District


What do you do if your kindergarten child came home from school one day carrying a library book that praised a pair of lesbians raising a family while at the same time portraying someone who opposed them as afraid and uninformed?

That’s exactly what happened to a mother in Kaysville, Utah, about twenty minutes north of Salt Lake City. After reading through the book, In Our Mothers’ House, that told the story of a pair of lesbian parents and how wonderful their household is. When a neighbor of the lesbian pair tells them that she does not appreciate what the couple are, they explain to their kids that the neighbor is full of fear and that she just doesn’t understand them.

The Utah parent complained to the Windridge Elementary School about the book and then collected twenty-five signatures from other parents who were against the book. The matter went before a parent-teacher board who then voted 6-1 to keep the book in the school’s library, but to place it behind the counter where only a parental permission would allow a student to check the book out. In making their decision, the board said that state law forbids the avocation of homosexuality in any school curriculum.

More @ Godfather Politics

Teenager dies after shooting himself in the head playing Russian Roulette

A teenager has died after shooting himself in the head during a game of ‘Russian Roulette’ with three friends.

Thorin Montgomery, 17, was the first to hold a loaded .38 caliber handgun to his head and pull the trigger.

The teenager collapsed in front of his horrified friends who called paramedics.

Montgomery was airlifted to hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Russian Roulette is a lethal game of chance in which a player places a single round in a revolver, spins the cylinder, places the muzzle against his or her head and pulls the trigger.

The game originated in Russia and featured in the one of the most famous scenes in cinema history in the film The Deer Hunter with Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken.

It is estimated that up to ten people a year die from playing the risky game.

More @ I Own The World

Dear Haters

Via Old Virginia Blog

Good Guys Turn Tables on Chicago’s Anti-Gun Rulers

Should be able to make a nice profit on these below. :)

Finally, a feel-good story out of moonbattery-addled Chicago. Recently the city collected 5,500 guns during a buyback program, handing out $100 MasterCard gift cards for every gun ($10 for BB guns and replicas)…

Sixty of the guns and several BB guns were turned in by the Champaign-based Guns Save Life. In return, the group received $6,240 in gift cards, said John Boch, president of the group. …

Most of the money will go toward buying ammunition for an NRA youth camp in Bloomington. The rest will pay for four bolt-action rifles that will be given away to campers.

“This was rusty, non-firing junk that we turned in,” Boch said. “We are redirecting funds from people who would work against the private ownership of firearms to help introduce the next generation to shooting safely and responsibly.”

Bwahaha! But unfortunately not everyone who exploits the staggering stupidity of gun buybacks has such noble motives.

Todd Vandermyde, the NRA’s chief lobbyist in Illinois, … said he was told one suburban gun dealer imported junk rifles for less than $50 each and received $100 gift cards for each of them.

Elsewhere, con “artists” have turned in homemade zip guns to get the taxpayer cash.

As for the possibility of the program accomplishing anything other than to waste taxpayer money,

More @ Moonbattery

Parachute opens late

Via szhaman

More Scorn for Chief Justice Roberts as Details of Switch Leak

As Breitbart News suggested last week, it appears Chief Justice John Roberts did, in fact, switch his vote on the Obamacare decision under pressure from President Barack Obama, the Democrats, and the mainstream media. John Fund at National Review has more details today--including evidence about a bizarre address by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chair of the Judiciary Committee, that singled out Roberts himself:

Indeed, Senator Patrick Leahy (Vt., D.) , the chair of the Judiciary Committee, suddenly took to the floor on May 14 and directly addressed Roberts, urging him in harshly partisan tones to uphold Obamacare and maintain “the proper role of the judicial branch.”

Stewart Baker, a partner at the Washington law firm Steptoe & Johnson, writes at the Volokh Conspiracy that he found the whole campaign against Roberts weird and unusual, given that the justices’ conference vote on Obamacare had been held six weeks earlier. Why “would the chair of the Judiciary Committee risk the appearance of trying to harshly strongarm the Court when his remarks wouldn’t make the slightest difference?” he asks. “The Leahy speech reads like it was written for an audience of one. It offers flattery and it offers threats, all of them personalized to appeal to Chief Justice Roberts alone.”

Fund adds that the White House likely benefited from leaks at the Court, and almost certainly knew of Roberts's switch--just as it almost certainly knew of the initial vote to throw out the individual mandate in March:

The week before the Supreme Court announced its decision, the White House was clearly hinting to many in the media and on Capitol Hill that they expected a 5–4 opinion that would hinge on the taxing-power issue. Did someone leak?

More @ Breitbart

AP Fact Check Destroys Obama Health Care Claim

In promoting the health care law, President Barack Obama is repeating his persistent and unsubstantiated assurance that Americans who like their health insurance can simply keep it. Republican rival Mitt Romney says quite the opposite, but his doomsday scenario is a stretch.

After the Supreme Court upheld the law last week, Obama stepped forward to tell Americans what good will come from it. Romney was quick to lay out the harm. But some of the evidence they gave to the court of public opinion was suspect.

A look at their claims and how they compare with the facts:

OBAMA: "If you're one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. This law will only make it more secure and more affordable."

ROMNEY: "Obamacare also means that for up to 20 million Americans, they will lose the insurance they currently have, the insurance that they like and they want to keep."


More @ FOX

Sheriff Joe set to release more Obama 'shockers'

Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse investigating Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility have been promising more major revelations since their March 1 press conference, and now another event has been scheduled to unveil new information.

Arpaio told WND a press conference will be held July 17 at 2:30 p.m. local time at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix, Ariz.

WND will once again provide live Web streaming of the event.

The evidence will include information gathered in the posse’s recent investigative trip to Hawaii as well as an update on the ongoing investigation.

At the March 1 conference, as WND reported March 1, Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse announced there is probable cause that the document released by the White House in April 2011 purporting to be Obama’s original, long-form birth certificate is a forgery. The posse said it also found probable cause that Obama’s Selective Service registration form is fraudulent.

More @ WND

Boehner: We’re Challenging Executive Privilege in Court

House Speaker John Boehner said today that Republicans are preparing to file a civil suit in an attempt to gain access to more information pertaining to the Justice Department’s botched Fast & Furious drug cartel gun tracking program.

The planned civil suit, which comes on the heels of a letter sent by the Justice Department stating that the DOJ would not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder following a House vote to hold him in criminal contempt of Congress.

More @ Cowboy Byte

Playing Politics with the Constitution

Justice Roberts’ opinion upholding the Obamacare individual mandate shocked the world. Despite his protestations to the contrary, his ruling that the individual mandate is a tax and not a penalty ignores explicit statements from Congress, disregards decades of precedent on this subject, turns judicial restraint on its head, and opens a new floodgate for federal abuses. So, I immediately asked myself why he did what he did. Within a day the answer became apparent: Justice Roberts set aside the Constitution to play politics.

Immediately after the ruling was made public I began hearing conservatives pushing the idea that Justice Roberts' ruling was a stroke of genius. The idea is that leaving Obamacare in place will ensure Obama’s defeat in the upcoming election.

I agree that Thursday’s ruling may help Romney and hurt Obama. Polls unambiguously show that Obamacare is very unpopular. Even among liberals the popularity of Obamacare has been trending down since its passage. The longer Obamacare is in place the more we will learn about this horrible law, and the less popular it will become. More importantly, elections turn on which party’s base turns out to vote. In political circles it is a well-known fact that voters turn out when their leader is under attack by the opposing party. I was recently told by a Republican Senator that Congress would never attempt to impeach Obama before the November election, regardless of what crimes Obama may commit, because any such attempt would bring out the Obama voter base.

A ruling against Obamacare would have stirred up Obama’s voters because it would have been perceived as an attack against Obama himself. Even the liberals who don’t like Obamacare would have rushed to the voting booth to defend their leader. Leaving Obamacare in place had the opposite effect. It made liberals less likely to be mad enough to vote, and it certainly riled up the conservative voters. This effect is demonstrated by the millions of dollars raised by the Romney campaign between Thursday morning and now. Republican party operatives and so-called conservative pundits are now pushing the idea that we must win back the country by ensuring that Obama is defeated in November.

I’m convinced that Justice Roberts’ appalling disregard of the Constitution was motivated by his desire to ensure Obama’s defeat in November. This would explain his surprising agreement with Kagan, Sotomayor, Bryer, and Ginsberg. It explains his disregard of well-established precedent on the tax and spend clause. It explains what is otherwise a completely unsupportable ruling.

If I’m right about Justice Roberts’ motives he should be impeached (at the very least) for violating his oath of office. It does not matter whether we agree that Obama must be defeated. It does not matter that Thursday’s ruling may get Romney elected. Supreme Court Justices should never play politics with the Constitution.

Justice Roberts’ statement that “It is not our (the Supreme Court’s) job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices” is shocking in the extreme. This is EXACTLY the job of the Supreme Court! Our Constitution protects individuals from a tyrannical majority. Political choices of the majority can NEVER violate the God-given rights of even one person. The Constitution was written to protect THIS principle. Now the Chief Justice has told us that it is not the Court’s job to protect the people from the political choices of the majority. Anyone tempted to justify Justice Roberts’ ruling by claiming that it was a brilliant political move has completely missed the point of our entire system of government.

Our Constitution is the only thing protecting individual citizens against a tyrannical government. It is the only thing that can prevent our government from falling into absolute despotism. In order to function the Constitution must be enforced by a Supreme Court that does not bend to political whims. Constitutional limits on authority must be absolute, or they are not limitations at all. Justice Roberts sacrificed the Constitution to political considerations. This is unforgivable.

It’s bad enough when politicians think like politicians: no consideration of right or wrong, only political calculation, despite the moral implications. If the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court thinks like a politician, all is lost.

I thank God that Justices Thomas, Scalia, Kennedy, and Alito wrote a scathing dissent. They summarized the Roberts’ opinion well:

“The fragmentation of power produced by the structure of our Government is central to liberty, and when we destroy it, we place liberty at peril. Today’s decision should have vindicated, should have taught, this truth; instead, our judgment today has disregarded it.

Decisions to ignore principles for short-term gain lead to deep regrets. If Justice Roberts’ was motivated by political considerations, then he will almost certainly regret his decision in the near future. A lot can happen between now and the election, American memories are short.

Liberty Legal Foundation intends to use its existing Obamacare Class Action lawsuit to bring Obamacare to the Supreme Court again. Because we have already begun our lawsuit we are well-positioned to reach the Supreme Court quickly. With a little providence we will reach the Court just when Justice Roberts has begun to regret last week’s mistake.

For Liberty,

Van Irion, Founder


Throw Out Obamacare with Obama

Mike Scruggs

“Every generation needs a new revolution.”—Thomas Jefferson

It should be obvious to most thinking Americans that we have a lawless President. He cares no more for the Constitution, justice, or truth than a cigarette butt. He governs by unprincipled political expediency. He is by far the most dangerous radical ever to occupy the White House, and if we do not throw him out of the White House in November, freedom will have seen its last hours by 2016. The long and stealthy march of cultural Marxism will have triumphed in political despotism. The American dream will be a totalitarian nightmare.

Now the American people have learned to their alarm that the Supreme Court of the United States has a lawless majority again. We had been hoping for better until Chief Justice Roberts began to show his colors on the Arizona immigration case and now Obamacare.

By any reasonable analytical standard, Obamacare is clearly unconstitutional. The U.S. Constitution limits the power of the federal government over the States and the people. It was meant by the founders to protect the States and the people from potential federal tyranny. The Constitution limits the federal government only to those powers delegated to it in Article I Section 8. Among the listed delegated powers are such things as common defense, borrowing money, and establishing post offices. Federalizing or establishing a federal healthcare system is not one of them. Nor is there any directive there to federalize education.

Article I Section 8 strongly implies that any power not delegated to the federal government by its paragraphs are prohibited to it. But the Ninth and Tenth Amendments state this prohibition unequivocally.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The Tenth Amendment really nails it. Healthcare, especially in the coercive form of Obamacare, is not a function delegated to the federal government. It belongs to the States or the people. Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, cited the Tenth Amendment as the most important provision in the Constitution.

Furthermore, Obamacare is 2,700 pages of coercive mandates that take away the rights of the people. Moreover, it is extraordinarily devious and deceptive. It is filled with totalitarian mandates and federal government coercion on many subjects—deliberately buried in its tedious 2,700 pages to hide outrageous purposes and tyrannies. Few of its proponents in Congress have even read it.

The writers of the Constitution and those State delegates to the Convention who approved its final form did not have any intent whatsoever to construe the words “general Welfare” as allowing the federal government to delegate powers to itself to accomplish anything it pleased. That would open a very wide door to abuse and tyranny. But turning our backs to continuous use of the “general Welfare” for political expedience has increased federal power to enormous degrees at the expense of freedoms that belonged to the States and the people. Now we are at the door of sweeping federal oppression.

As Jefferson said, “Experience has shown that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in turn, and by slow operations, perverted it to tyranny.”

The words “general Welfare” restricted the federal government from passing legislation that favored narrow regional or institutional sectors at the expense of others. Legislative power was not to be used for sectionalist or partisan interests. Constitutional legislation must benefit the general interest for the welfare of all.

When any branch of federal government usurps or delegates powers to itself, it is tyranny over the States and the people. More often than not in our history, it has been activist judges that have eroded our rights to accomplish their own social agenda. When the courts are implementing their own agenda, you can be sure that government by, of, and for the people is being crushed. .

The majority of the Supreme Court has now erred so badly that the people have little recourse to unjust federal taxes or any other coercive whim of government. Besides its arrogant regulation of our lives, Obamacare will be a huge economic burden on the economy, the taxpayers, and American families.

However, we must put the unfortunate judicial philosophy underlying the Court’s Obamacare decision aside for a few months. Our only recourse now is the political revolution Jefferson thought necessary in every generation. We can still scuttle Obamacare by defeating Obama in the November election. We must also strengthen conservative numbers in Congress, especially the Senate.

Mitt Romney was quick to point out that the Court did not say that Obamacare is good law or good policy:

“Obamacare was bad policy yesterday. It’s bad policy today. Obamacare is bad law yesterday. It’s bad law today….Obamacare raises taxes on the American people by approximately $500 billion. Obamacare cuts Medicare by approximately $500 billion. And even with those cuts and tax increases, Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt and pushes those obligations on to coming generations…”

Romney further pointed out that Obamacare is a job killer. A Chamber of Commerce survey indicated that 75 percent of businesses say Obamacare makes it less likely for them to hire people. Up to 20 million Americans will lose good healthcare plans and get something less. Obamacare puts the federal government between you and your doctor. Romney has made repealing Obamacare an absolute priority.

Defeating Obama in November is crucial for liberty and national survival.

"They've got us completely surrounded, poor b-------"