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James Comey and his Testimony

According to Fox News, late FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.  (Just for the record, they are really having a difficult time finding any to share.)

The Fox News headline reads, “Win for critics or allies?”  Allow me to predict no matter what Mr. Comey actually says, the Democrat Continuum will announce President Trump is guilty of pretty much everything; including the killing of Cock Robin.

Tomorrow come the claims…

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Governor Cuomo Announces to the World He is a Nitwit!

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/06/07/donald-trump-illegal-immigration-andrew-cuomo-deport-me-new-york

New York City Governor Andrew Cuomo said recently (not sure of date of speech, article published 07 June 2017) President Trump should start with him in the process of deporting immigrants. In doing so, Governor Cuomo demonstrates his inability to speak intelligently. Several factual gaffes appear in this statement:

1. The President of the United States cannot deport anyone. Only an immigration judge, in an immigration court and proceedings has the authority to deport anyone. Nor does the President of the United States have authority to direct such a court to deport any specific individual.

2. Governor Cuomo was born in New York City to parents presumably citizens of the United States. He was not born in any of the ‘exception’ areas – the Italian Consulate, for instance – and is therefore a citizen of the United States. A citizen of the United States – by law – cannot be deported. Only non-citizens can be deported.

3. The current President of the United States has made no statements about a blanket deportation of ‘immigrants’. He has spoken of deportation of those persons, not U. S. citizens, in the territory of the United States AND engaged in the planning or commission of illegal, felonious acts; or those in the U. S. without legal authority (commonly called ‘illegal aliens’). One notes if Governor Cuomo has either planned or committed illegal felonious acts, and is under law liable as an ‘abettor’ or participant in such acts, he may be arrested, tried and convicted and sentenced to penal servitude or other punishment as prescribed by law and directed by competent court. But Governor Cuomo cannot be deported for such action.

All of the above should be known to Governor Cuomo. I say again, ‘…should be aware…’. One notes Governor Cuomo is an attorney and has practiced law at least in the State of New York. Attorneys in general should be aware of these provisions of Federal Law.

From all this, two alternatives present themselves. One is Governor Cuomo is woefully ignorant of the law. Which strikes me as a bit unlikely. The other alternative is Governor Cuomo is so intent in his hatred for President Trump, et al, the Governor has decided to utter mis-truths in order to cast aspersions on the President.

I am always doubtful of those who cannot find a legitimate argument for criticism and instead utter mis-truths. Nor does this generate any confidence or sympathy for Governor Cuomo or his purpose.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Obamanomics!

As if there were any doubt, the current President wants to tax everyone in the country with any sort of income. With the familiar coded message of ‘tax the rich’, the President now seeks to increase income taxes on every person in these United States with any sort of financial gain at all. Make no mistake, the catch phrase ‘tax the rich’ is understood as ‘anyone not on government support’.

If anyone has any ‘income’ from working, or from a pension or earned Social Security, or investments, or capital gains – any possible excuse – they will see a tax increase. Where will the money go? To pay for the progressive left’s dream of paying off those who voted for the leftist agenda of crippling the economy of the United States. All those who depend on the Democrat Collective to feed and house them.

The agenda of the progressive left is clearly and without doubt that of ‘class warfare’; depending on the idle, indolent and gullible to riot, demand and vote – perhaps often – for socialism.

If there were any doubt, I reject Obamanomics and the socialist dream.

Please understand, the taxation of ‘the rich’ – a nebulous phrase indeed – will undertake to destroy the ability of private industry to generate jobs. Not the ‘minimum wage’ jobs so beloved of the progressive left, but real jobs that pay actual living wages, thereby impoverishing all those who seek to earn a living.

Presumably, the Republican controlled Congress will not allow these tax increases to occur. One hopes. However, no person should be in doubt as to the real goal and agenda of the progressive left. More taxes, less actual jobs, a weakened national defense and a total dependency on the Federal Government for shelter, food, clothing and anything to make life more palatable.

The left derided President Reagan’s vision for a strong United States. A United States that had a strong industrial and business basis that employed a majority of working people and ensured a strong national defense. The progressive left called his plan ‘Reaganomics’ and ‘trickle-down’ prosperity.

The progressive left promotes Obamanomics and trickle up destitution.

Take your pick.

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The President Who Would be Divine

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/10/obama-wants-ban-on-internet-fast-lane-deals/

This does not surprise me.

In short, President Obama has called for ‘more regulation’ of the internet.  Not to protect children from harm, the usual excuse, but to prevent companies from making deals with other companies.  No doubt this will pave the way for the President to rule the internet by executive order, or as the Democrat likes to think of it, ‘Divine Right’.

It just goes on and on, doesn’t it?  Let’s see how the ‘media’ respond to this demand.  So far, the news ‘media’ have acted as the mouthpiece for the Obama administration and Democrat in general.  This one is going to put He Who Would be Divine directly in charge of the new media.  Will the media object?  How will they justify giving up their Constitutional First Amendment rights?  (They’ve already pretty much surrendered those rights already.)

What I find amazing about this is this seems to be part of the President’s response to the nation voting his puppets out of office and control of Congress.  He’s so offended by the voting electorate rejecting his incompetence, he is now abandoning all pretense of being President and is assuming the role of a monarch.

Like I said, This does not surprise me.

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The Ominous “Gun Show Loophole”!

During a round robin question and answer session last weekend for Senate Candidates from Nebraska, one obvious leftist ‘news person’ asked Ben Sasse a loaded question:  I cannot remember the exact wording, but the essence was “How do you feel about the ‘gun show loophole’ and what should be done about it?”

Mr. Sasse gave a great answer.  He started by saying the ‘gun show loophole’ was a phrase and ‘problem’ invented by ‘journalists’.  I would have preferred Mr. Sasse included any number of ‘activists’ and sleezy anti-American politicians in the ‘origin’ of the term, but it was a truly proper answer.

The Federal Government imposes a mandatory background check on all purchases through a Federal Firearms Dealer (FFL).  Every person in the United States who purchases a firearm of any type through a licensed dealer must complete a Form 4473, a document that provides biographical information of the purchaser and a description of the firearm – either handgun or long gun.  This is then called in to a Federal government information clearing house, operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who does a computer check (the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to see if the purchaser is eligible under Federal law to purchase such a firearm.  Typically, the check takes only a few moments.

The alleged ‘loophole’ is when a ‘non-dealer’ – in other words, a common citizen like you or me – sells a firearm, no background check is needed.  To make this painfully clear, the ‘gun show loophole’ is nothing more than the ancient right of a person to dispose of his or her personal property without government permission.

Gun Control Advocates want every person in the United States required to contact and clear every sale of personal property under all conditions.

Do you think that’s too big a claim?  Okay.  Anyone remember the “Times Square Bomber”?  Feel free to look it up on the internet.  A man named Faisal Shahzad bought a used car, loaded it with improvised explosive devices and left it in Times Square, New York City on 01 May 2010 to explode.  Happily it was noticed by some local citizens and the NYPD took possession of the vehicle.  A real tragedy was averted when the ignition system built by Mr. Shahzad didn’t work.

HOWEVER, this entire plot was facilitated by the  “Classified Ads loophole”, which allow a person to sell a car to just anyone without notifying the government first and specifically identifying the buyer.   One might also note that practically EVERY crime in the United States is assisted by use of an automobile.

Anyone know of a ‘meth house’?  That’s a popular expression for a residential location where illegal methamphetamine is manufactured for illegal sales.  This could be completely stopped were it not for the ‘real estate agent loophole’ where a person can sell – or sometimes rent – their house without notifying the government and specifically identifying the purchaser or renter.

Are you getting the idea, gentle reader?  One can continue this argument to include just about anything deemed ‘useful’ in a crime.  Writing pens are used in forgeries, after all.  And computers!  Computers are perfect for scams, impostures, and seduction of the unwary and minors.  And they can be used to develop all manner of evil devices, including weapons of mass destruction.  In fact, the U. S. government is so concerned about computers that computers and computer hardware are on the list of ‘restricted’ items that may NOT be exported from the U. S. without special application and licensing!  We have to close the Internet Sales loophole!

Let’s go back to the comment about phrases and problems invented by anti-American activists, politicians and journalists.  Anyone remember the catch phrase “Saturday Night Special”?  There are a few embarrassing historical notes to this.  And of course, the phrase was used by the anti-American faction in a ‘bait and switch’ tactic.

The laws used to prohibit the sale of ‘inexpensive’ firearms dates back to Reconstruction days, which targeted – no pun intended – pistols that could be afforded by poorer income people.  In specific terms, Black people.  As with many “Jim Crow laws”, these laws were to keep Black people in a state of inferiority of status and recognition.  These laws were re-written after passage of the 14th Amendment, which provided that all citizens have equal access under the law and all laws must apply to all citizens, both in empowerment and prohibition.

The ‘bait and switch’ tactic of modern times has been blatant and obvious.  “Saturday Night Special” laws have always been promoted as applying to cheap and potentially hazardous firearms; those make of substandard materials, design and manufacture.  However, in practice, the same laws tended to prohibit firearms not on quality, but on size.  Usually ending up banning many firearms carried by police and Federal agents as duty guns.  One example of this is a size and shape limitation that banned importation and sale of the Walther PPK, made famous by Ian Fleming’s protagonist, James Bond.  Would you believe James Bond carried a ‘Saturday Night Special”?

How about the term “Assault Weapon”?  Another memorable – in its mendacity – phrase coined by the anti-American faction.  No such phrase existed prior to the combine of political hacks and journalists.  Various armed forces – including the United States – have used the term ‘assault rifle’ since the latter part of the Second World War.  An ‘assault rifle’ is usually a shoulder fired weapon – like a rifle or submachinegun – air cooled, without extensive water jackets, firing a middle powered cartridge such as the original German “8mm Kurtz”, the Russian – Warsaw Pact – “7.62x39mm” round, the U. S. “5.56x45mm” round (roughly equivalent to the .223 Remington sporting round) and probably some others.  The last distinctive quality of an ‘assault rifle’, and probably the key identifier, is what is known as ‘select fire capability’.  That is, the device has a control mechanism – a ‘switch’, essentially – to direct the device to fire either one round each time the trigger is full, or some form of ‘fully-automatic’ fire; the weapon fires until the trigger is released or the ammunition is expended.

An ‘Assault Weapon’ (note the one word difference?) is any firearm the writer feels YOU should not own.  These weapons include shotguns in flat black finish, unwieldy handguns with large magazine capacities, rifles with flash hiders, almost anything military surplus and so forth.

Of course, the anti-American faction in favor of all this are those who feel they should decide for you and me just exactly what you and I should be able to own.  Keep that in mind, folks.  Whether you want to own a specific ‘thing’ or not, who gets to chose?

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The Blessings of Almighty God and Liberty Be With You All!

Greetings this Friday, 4 July 2014, the official date of America’s – properly The United States of America – independence from England.  In fact, we – and I use the term hopefully – were not quite independent for another couple years.  The British Army surrendered and ceased hostilities on 19 October 1781; then the Treaty of Paris which formally recorded the British admission of independence for the United States was signed in 1783.  This is the date we recognize as when it ‘officially’ began to happen.

On this date in 1776 the Continent Congress started signing the rather well known document known as the Declaration of Independence.  This year marks two hundred and thirty-eight years.

 

The Constitution of the United States was ratified on 21 June 1788.  The Constitution, comprised of Seven Articles (or Divisions to specify certain functions of the U. S. Government) and twenty-seven amendments is the legal structure upon which the U. S. Government is built.  It is, by way of metaphor, the bone and muscle of the U. S.  The Constitution directs the Office of the Presidency, the two houses of Congress, the Judiciary, separation of powers and provides for national defense.  Again, it is the bone and muscle of the United States.  One notes – and this is constantly repeated by those who really don’t understand the function of the United States – the name or title of God does not appear in the Constitution.  The closest we find is in the Preamble – the introduction – where the word ‘blessings’ is used.  The full phrase is ‘… the Blessings of Liberty…’ (note use of capital letters).  One notes the word ‘bless’, ‘blessing’ or ‘blessings’ have a connotation and historic use associated with Divine Providence.  But admittedly, the word can be used as a synonym for ‘benefit’ in a secular setting.

 

However, the Soul of the United States is the Declaration of Independence.  The Declaration is the mission statement, the justification for existence, the underlying beliefs and moral strength of the United States.

In the introduction and the preamble to the Declaration – the first two paragraphs of the document – the writer speaks of God and God’s Creation several times.  The entire document is based on the idea of God’s natural laws, and that God created men ‘equal’ in terms of human value and legal status.  Note that ‘all men are equal’, not ‘all men are the same’ or all ‘men are interchangeable’.

 

The U. S. Constitution is a most valuable and – at the risk of enraging the leftists – ‘inspired’ work of man on behalf of government.  It is arguably the shortest Constitution of any nation in the world.  Perhaps the framers of the Constitution understood the principle of ‘governing best by governing least’?

But we must never forget the Declaration of Independence that provides life and soul to this country, and in turn demanding such an elegant and functional Constitution.

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