Where Are The Saints?


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Justin Smith writes of American Christians and Congressmen that play the three monkeys – hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil (whatever the order is). Christians in Muslim dominated nations are experiencing ethnic cleansing (or as Justin writes – religious cleansing). You may hear a peep here and there, BUT we should hear a roar of outrage over this indignity!

 

There is a war going on! The motivators behind Islam – i.e. those we call Radical Muslims – are determined to exact global Islamic domination. Our politicians and journalists are so fearful of being called prejudiced racists they are afraid to note the global extermination of Christians by Muslims. This politically correct fear is so extant that Radical Islam is growing in America so much that we are blinded by the Islamic self-claim that the majority of Muslims are Moderate. AND YET the majority of Mosques and American-Islamic organizations are closely related to funding from Radical Islamic interests in Saudi Arabia or aligned with the Radical Islam of the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

Well that’s my two-cents. Read Justin’s much more eloquent essay below.

 

JRH 10/28/13

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Where Are The Saints?

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 10/27/2013 12:50 PM

 

America in general and Christianity specifically have been under attack by Islam for the past forty years, and a renewed clash of Western civilization and Islam essentially has become a very real war, in which Jews and Christians are killed to amplify Islam’s assumed religious superiority; and yet, many prominent Christian theologians have become accomplices of jihad, by wasting precious time and resources on futile dialogues, rather than condemning and rejecting the concepts of jihad/Holy War, martyrdom and a life that begins only after death, in the face of the self-appointed leaders of Islam.

With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, Islam began to march towards a new ascendancy in many parts of the world, and, in no small part, Islam’s goals have since been aided by Barack Obama’s policies, which support Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda terrorists in several Islamic nations, over dictators who kept the islamofascists checked and were U.S. allies; Obama’s domestic policies also attack U.S. Christians, as seen in a military briefing on October 17, 2013 at Ft Hood, TX, when soldiers were told that Christian and Tea Party groups could be representative of right wing terrorist groups, and, the soldiers were warned to be careful of donating money to such groups, in order to avoid prosecution under the Uniform Military Code of Justice.

The persecution of Christians has increased significantly throughout the world over the past decade, especially in the 57 member nations of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation. A staggering 100,000 Christians are murdered annually within these nations, because of their faith, according to Vatican spokesman Monsieur Silvano Maria Tomassi; and, Persecution.org president Jeff King recently told FoxNews that “two-hundred million Christians currently live under persecution.”

Since 1998, thousands of Christians have been killed in Egypt, Pakistan and Nigeria, with 10,000 of those murders occurring in Indonesia alone. Egypt’s Coptic Christians have battled the worst attacks on their minority numbers since the 14th century, as seen through the Midnight Mass murders and the rioting of January 2010, after Hosni Mubarak’s removal. And, last month, Taliban suicide-bombers killed 85 worshippers at All Saints’ Church, which was founded in 1883 in Peshawar, Pakistan; Christians were also targeted by islamofascists during an attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, in which al-Shabaab terrorists released people who could answer questions about Islam and proceeded to kill 70 other people.

Most of Iraq’s Christians have fled the country or been murdered, since Saddam Hussein’s overthrow. In August 2004, five churches were bombed in Baghdad and Mosul. Seven more churches were bombed on one single day in July 2009, and the bombings have continued right through last week; with Assad’s regime in Syria under attack by Al Qaeda and other Islamofascist groups, much the same scenario is currently playing itself out in Syria and an increase in religious cleansing will eventually turn Syria into another base and safe-haven for the world’s islamofascists.

Christians… tortured, raped and murdered by being burned alive in fire-pits and beheaded in the most horrible fashion, as Muslims dance around their victims almost as though this is entertainment or a great noble deed. And these barbarians call themselves “civilized” and Islam “a religion of peace.”

The islamofascists have a saying, “First the Saturday People, then the Sunday People,” which means “first we kill the Jews, then we kill the Christians.” When one looks at Islam in this context, through the words of its leaders, it is baffling to see such a lack of concern, anxiety, action or advocacy on the part of Christians in the United States.

America will be hard-pressed to win this war, as long as career politicians are willing to accept $2 million dollar bribes, like the $2 million then Sen. Joe Biden accepted from Iran in 2004, and as long as universities take $26 million dollar “donations” from Islamic princes, just as Harvard did in 2006; our education system and government has become ever more politicized, and they tolerate and even encourage the rise of anti-American, anti-Christian movements based on feelings of group grievance and victimhood, as some “teachers”/propagandists direct impressionable students to observe the “numerous misdeeds perpetrated by the U.S. against third world nations,” and especially the Islamic world: This emboldens Muslims who see any U.S. compromise and conciliation as weakness and a sign of their own impending victory.

On September 12, 2006, at the University of Regensburg, Germany, Pope Benedict gave a wide-ranging lecture, titled “Faith, Reason, and the University-Memories and Reflections.” Pope Benedict proclaimed that God cannot ask one to do something unreasonable, because He created reason. Benedict further explained that Islam, on the other hand, is predicated on the idea that God may overturn law and human reason. “Allah may demand immoral or unreasonable behavior, for he is all-powerful and demands absolute submission.”

In this clash of civilizations, America needs to criticize any group, person or culture deserving of such criticism by their words and actions, especially if these actions include crimes against humanity. Americans and the Western world must drop the ethos of relativist respect for non-Western religions and cultures, especially when they do not deserve our respect and the term “respect” becomes a euphemism for “appeasement.”

One must wonder over the silence of so many Western Christians, Protestant and Catholic alike, and our pastors and ministers and government officials. As noted by Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) in January 2013, far too many are seemingly not “pained by these accounts of persecution”, and they are not using their sphere of influence to raise the profile of this issue through sermons, articles and interviews. But, while Wolf castigated 300 Christian leaders for their “lack of engagement”, two fine Christian leaders in Murfreesboro, TN, Reverend Darrell Whaley (Kingdom Ministries Worship Center) and Pastor Alan Jackson (World OutReach Church), had already been at the forefront of this battle for quite some time.

Dr. Justin Akujieze’s words ring even more urgent now, than the day I met him (November 11, 2011), and he told a horrific, heart-wrenching story of the islamofascists essentially conquering the northern half of Nigeria. This same day, he also made an impassioned plea for his country and called for action: “Today is the last day and we must not wither. We must confront this (Islam) head-on and together we will win.”

Many of us in America recognize the cautionary tale revealed in the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor, who was executed for speaking out against the Nazis: “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” And Islam today represents every bit as much evil as yesteryear’s National Socialism.

1 Corinthians 6:2- Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Hold Firm GOP


GOP Stand Ground Against Obamacare. toon by Henry

Here is an awesome essay from Justin Smith urging the true Conservatives of the Republican to stand fast against Obama’s and his Dem Party cadres to compel some give and take. In so doing Republicans must make sure Obamacare and the Debt Ceiling are a part of that negotiation. Obama claims he represents the will of the people because he was reelected. Using the same logic Obama should realize the Conservative Republicans in the House were elected by their constituents to oppose Obamafication of the United States of America.

 

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By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 10/13/2013 6:05 PM

 

The current government shutdown represents so much more than a simple battle over passing a continuing resolution (CR) that raises the debt ceiling and defunds the Affordable Care Act. A few patriotic, conservative Republican/Tea Party Congressmen and Senators chose this moment to rightfully fight for nothing less than the freedom of future generations, while perfidious Progressive communist ideologues battle to ensure governance of the government, for the government and by the government, authoritarian control of a centralized government and the abrogation of the U.S. Constitution, as well as control over one sixth of the U.S. economy.

Senator Paul Ryan (R-Wisc), Finance Chair, has stated that 51 votes are enough to defund Obamacare, however, Senator Jon McCain (R-AZ) counters that 67 votes are needed to surmount an Obama veto. But the Cruz Plan focused on attempting to gain six Democrat votes from those facing elections in 2014, with the increasingly unpopular ACA hanging over them; therefore, with both houses of Congress opposed to Obamacare, the House position would have been significantly stronger during the ongoing “defund” fight, after any such veto.

After Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivered his admirable, conscientious and patriotic 21 hour filibuster, which advocated the suspension of the CR and debt ceiling negotiations until the Democrats agreed to defund the ACA, he attempted to inform his fellow Republicans on the necessity of voting against cloture on the House CR bill and the “defund Obamacare” amendment to the bill. This would have opened the debate and forced Sen. Harry Reid to have 60 votes in order to strip the “defund” amendment from the bill, according to Senate filibuster rules. Essentially, any Senator who voted for cloture, such as Bob Corker (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) – RINOs, voted to fund Obamacare.

Just before the government shutdown and the opening of the Obamacare enrollment period on October 1, 2013, the facts were making it clearer every day that Obamacare would not work. Unions are represented in nearly 1600 exemptions to the ACA, and even James Hoffa, Teamster president, remarked on the destruction of health care and “millions of jobs lost”, because of Obamacare; 15,000 UPS employees were informed that their spouses were being removed from their insurance, and employees at SeaWorld have had their hours reduced to 28, in order to avoid ACA’s regulations.

Obama, the Progressives and their signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, have done nothing that actually controls the cost of health care. They have placed price-controls on procedures and medical equipment, limited what doctors can do and placed Americans waiting in long lines (just check your wait time at the ACA enrollment website). And R.N.s, the back-bone of any decent hospital, are being fired all over the country, even at the esteemed Vanderbilt and Emory University Hospitals, because of Obamacare.

Never in the history of the United States has such a broad sweeping piece of entitlement legislation been passed without a bipartisan vote, and even FDR’s New Deal received some Republican votes. And yet, not one single Republican vote was in favor of the Affordable Care Act, which should indicate just how awful the ACA really is.

Since the government shutdown, Obama has stated that he would not allow the U.S. government to go into “default” on its debt, in order to scare the stock market/Wall Street and the American people, while Senator Chuck Schumer has hinted at an impending “depression.” Senator Mitch McConnell has parroted Obama’s very words and has sent Susan Collins, liberal Republican from Maine, to negotiate with a president who says that he “represents the American people” and “the American people will not negotiate with a gun to their head.”

Obama cannot represent any American absent the truth. The U.S. government is nowhere near default according to a Moody’s Credit Report from October 11, 2013. The U.S. currently takes in $256 billion a month, which is more than sufficient to pay for constitutionally mandated sections of government, such as defense and the postal service, and entitlement programs, such as Social Security; moreover, one must understand that any Congressman using such “default” and “depression” terminology, Republican or Democrat, wants to fool the American people into accepting the raising of the debt ceiling, and they want big government and all its associated power.

Ironically, although this President, elected by a coalition of minorities, special interests and crony capitalists (fascists), is the most extreme ideologue and corrupt President in U.S. history, as evidenced in numerous policy arenas where friends are rewarded (e.g. Solyndra, GM union, LARAZA) and enemies are punished (e.g. GM’s CEO, coal industry, Tea Party), Obama recklessly rails over the “extremists” in the Republican Party and “extortion tactics” that are creating a “constitutional crisis.” This is indicative of his disdain for Our U.S. Constitution and the checks and balances of divided government; and, it illuminates his wish that the House did not count or wield as much power as it does, so he can continue to do whatever he damn well pleases, as he spends and taxes the United States into economic ruin and collapse.

There are rumblings of numerous settlements and reopening of the government, however, Republicans should not accept such miniscule gains, as negotiated by Senator Collins regarding the removal of the tax on medical devices. And voicing the frustration of many Americans, Speaker John Boehner said, “This isn’t some damn game”, upon hearing the President state that he would not negotiate with Republicans until “after the government reopened and the debt ceiling is raised.”

On October 9, 2013, Representative Jack Kingsston (R-GA), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, aptly and astutely stated, “There is a developing consensus that this is a lot bigger than an Obamacare discussion.”

Good men and women, such as Rep Michele Bachmann, Sen Mike Lee, Sen Rand Paul and Sen Ted Cruz, have demanded that the Obama administration and Harry Reid’s Progressive-controlled Senate curtail its out of control spending. With a $17 trillion national debt and approximately $100 trillion in unfunded entitlement debt, Americans are now faced with a President and Congress that has increased spending from 21% of the Gross Domestic Product to 24%, and now, the Progressives demand that we accept raising the debt ceiling, which amounts to another tax increase on all Americans; furthermore, defunding Obamacare has also become central to this battle, because several aforementioned “Tea Party” Statesmen understand the dangers the ACA represents to us all, especially our children, with a growing Progressive trend toward authoritarianism and a present administration that has already shown a propensity to use any information, in order to coerce and compel Americans to do its bidding: Let us hope that the Republicans hold firm, until the eradication of much, if not all, of Obamacare is part of any solution to the CR and raising the debt ceiling issues.

Otherwise, who among you wishes to entrust the future of America and your children to the ACA/Obamacare program, a fallacious Keynesian/Marxist philosophy, and a President and his supporters, who boast emptily of progress, renounce Our American Heritage, deny God and worship their own ideology?    

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Doesn’t This Matter?


Islam is Death Cult

Justin Smith writes about historical revisionism that portray Islam as one of the world’s great benevolent religions and Christianity as a major contributor to all that is evil in the world. This historical revisionism Justin writes about is implemented into America’s textbooks as fact mysteriously leaving out Islam’s ravaging brutal history toward non-Muslims. One of the principle examples used is the brutal inequality Islam places the female gender.

 

JRH 10/10/13

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Doesn’t This Matter?

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 10/10/2013 1:28 PM

 

Increasingly, it appears that many of our so-called “educators” do not have any qualms in aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood’s 25 Year Plan and the American Muslim Advisory Council’s dawa/proselytizing efforts, as they approve indoctrination events and textbooks across the U.S. and here in Tennessee, that describe the process for converting to Islam and teach how to pray like Muslims. Islam is presented in false and glowing terms as “a religion of peace,” which only serves to advance the agenda of wealthy Saudi Arabian Wahhabis and other islamofascists; these “educators” affirm an undeserved stature of Islamic superiority, which traps Muslim children in a cycle of Sharia law/doctrine abuses perpetrated under a controlling tribal and unreformed freedom-killing ideology, and this also creates greater opportunities for the indoctrination of vulnerable groups of American children!

In early 2010, Minnesota’s ACLU sued St Paul’s public k-8 Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy for violating the ban against government religious advocacy; Massachusetts schools adopted a Notebook advocated by Harvard’s Middle Eastern Studies Center that claims Muslim explorers discovered the New World and Native Americans had Muslim names; and, in September of 2010, the Texas Board of Education drew heavy criticism after issuing a textbook resolution asking publishers to fix the “pro-Islamic/anti-Christian half-truths, selective disinformation, and false stereotypes” that riddled the textbooks, just as the case has been in Williamson, Rutherford and now Sumner Counties in Tennessee…for example, the brutal and violent conquests of Christian lands by Muslims is now referred to as “migrations” of “empire builders.”

Amanda Elmore has indoctrinated students at Hendersonville High School through her World Studies classes, over the past ten years, but one young lady, a freshman, finally said “enough.” Mike Conner’s stepdaughter was given a zero, when she refused to attend a field trip on September 4, 2013 to one of the most radical mosques in the nation, the Islamic Center of Nashville of Carlos Bledsoe infamy; next, she also refused to accept the alternative assignment to “compare and contrast” the teachings of Jesus, Gandhi and Mohammed.

Conner’s daughter refused the alternative assignment due to its heavy bias towards Islam. She had been given one page of Bible verses, two thirds of a page about Gandhi and five pages about Mohammed. After a threatened lawsuit, she was allowed to simply compare any three of the five major religions through any information she could research on her own, as it should be.

On September 11, 2013, Sheridan Middle School (Arkansas) Superintendent Brenda Haynes argued that inviting a Muslim guest speaker, on this day of tragic memories for most of us, was motivated by pure intentions. “There was no thought of having this person address the classes to point Islam as ‘a religion of peace’,” Haynes stated. If there was truly “no thought” of such a scenario arising, how interesting is it that she felt compelled to mention it?

And, what a feeling of shock and disgust must have coursed through parent’s minds upon hearing that Principle Peter Badalament read a Muslim prayer over Concord-Carlisle High School’s (Boston) intercom system, instead of reading the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States; the poem, by Syrian-American poet Mohja Kahf, is contemptuous of America and Americans in general.

Islam is the ideology of death. It demands to this day the deaths of anyone who leaves it, and it regularly demands the deaths of adulterers, homosexuals, infidels, Jews, Christians, and even other Muslims who practice a less strict form of Islam.

Many Americans become offended and indignant over any suggestion, even when presented with proof, that child marriage, honor killings and female excision are, right this very instant, a very real fact of life for many Muslim girls in homes all across America; if 95% of Egyptian girls are genitally mutilated, what percentage of Egyptian girls born in the U.S. are circumcised? None? I don’t think so.

When educators in the U.S., out of a misguided notion founded in diversity, multiculturalism and the desire not to stigmatize Muslims, do not present any information about Muslim women kept from working and being productive, given frequent beatings and forced into arranged marriages that are approved by their parents, communities and imams/preachers, they deny countless Muslim girls their right to be free from this backward culture; they fail to live up to the ideas and values of our democratic republic, and they dishonor the memory of those American women who fought so long and hard for equal rights!

Islam is built on sexual inequality and on surrender of individual responsibility and choice. This is not just ugly; it is monstrous.

Sure, these things do not happen to all American Muslims, since some Muslims have assimilated better than others; however, we still see thousands of radical Muslim students, young men and women born in the United States, such as Lema Sbenaty of Murfreesboro, TN – a Muslim Student Association (MSA)/Muslim Brotherhood supporter, Islamic sympathizers and liberal educators, who have so manifestly benefitted from every advantage of Western education, ignore the profound differences between a theocratic mind-set and a democratic mind-set.

Sbenaty tells her associates in the Muslim Interscholastic Tournament organization that “We are Muslims in non-Muslim countries. As such, it is the duty of each and every one of us to inform and educate others about Islam… emphasize that your MSA is for anyone interested in … clearing misconceptions about Islam. This may facilitate school approval.” And, this would give her and other adult Muslim women access to young high school students for the purpose of “educating”/indoctrinating them about Islam.

All of this has contributed to the national dynamic, which has created a sanitized version of Islamic history and dogma that has infiltrated U.S. public textbooks over the last two decades; a great amount of this occurred through the efforts of Muslim convert Susan Douglas, from the Institute on Religion and Civic Values, who wrote lesson plans, advisories, guidelines and pamphlets to soft the image of Islam in public schools for ten years. Central to her works is the ‘Teacher’s Guide to Religion in the Public Schools’, which was promoted as an interfaith ‘First Amendment’. 

Surely, we can flatly state, “Islam, based on the Quran, that denies women basic human rights is backward,” even if only as an opinion. And, since this is a valid criticism, ignoring the practice of victimization of women that stems from the Quran only adds harm to its victims: Free speech is the bedrock of liberty and a free society. And yes, it includes the right to blaspheme and offend.

Doesn’t this matter to all those clever young Muslim girls in America, such as Lema Sbenaty?

A lot of Americans, some well-intentioned and some not, have a hard time accepting that all human beings are equal, but all cultures and ideologies are not. A culture that values women as masters of their own lives is better than a culture that mutilates young girls and confines them behind walls or murders them for falling in love. A culture that protects women’s rights… where a woman can be appointed to the U.S Supreme Court… is better than a culture that denies a woman’s inheritance rights and dishonors her by questioning her truthfulness as a rule of law. The American culture guided by the Western Enlightenment and the U.S. Constitution is better than anything Islam can offer or has ever offered!

If today’s Progressive Leftist educators and publishers were truly objective, they would tell a story of a Quran that is the ‘Mein Kampf’ of Islam, which means to eliminate and supplant all other religions and ideologies with the mother of all totalitarianisms, theocracy; they would write of events like the mass murders of innocents, such as occurred recently in Kenya, Nigeria and the Sudan, simply because the victims could not name Mohammed’s mother and were not Muslim, and these educators would recount the historic genocides perpetrated by Muslims across Constantinople, Armenia and Anatolia; they would explain the inherent violence of an ideology that does not respect any human rights and preaches the Holy War, the Jihad: All the evil that these Sons of Mohammed commit against us and themselves comes from the Quran.

There is a problem with Islam. By ignoring the facts, you, the Muslim student or adult…the “educators”, fail your community. If the goal is to truly seek the truth, which education and textbooks are supposed to provide, then no one can deny that a strict interpretation of Islam is preparation for bigotry, widespread strife and oppression. You cannot deny the link to Islamic beliefs and the failure of Islamic societies to provide peace, opportunity and prosperity to their people. No matter which Islamic country you call you ancestral “home”, you are no longer living there for a reason, so embrace the better life your parents sought for you, by giving birth to you in America or by bringing you to America. And, if you believe there should be Sharia law in America, go home and take a look at what it’s really like!

 

By Justin O. Smith

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A Patriot’s Answer


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Justin Smith writes about defunding Obamacare even if the debt ceiling is not ultimately raised. He believes the onus of the lack of budget will fall on President Barack Hussein Obama and the rest of the big spending Socialist-minded Dems. Most importantly Justin calls on individual States to utilize Article V of the U.S. Constitution to call a Constitutional Convention with a specified agenda to repeal Obamacare. A specified agenda would deal with the fear of both sides of the political spectrum that a Constitutional Convention is not a run-away convention destroying the spirit of the Founding Fathers’ revolutionary Constitution.

 

JRH 9/24/13

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A Patriot’s Answer

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 9/23/2013 11:14 AM

 

As the October 1, 2013 enrollment period for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) nears and Obama and a host of temporary politicians and Progressives gleefully ruminate over permanent societal changes effected by the PPACA, some Americans are preparing to submit to the ignoble lie called “Obamacare,” even though nothing exists in the entirety of U.S. history, the Constitution and the Commerce Clause that empowers any of the three branches of the federal government to force a person to enter into a legally binding contract against the individual’s will. And, no matter what nonsense Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, the majority of the American people still know Obamacare to be unConstitutional and representative of a gross overreach of power by the Obama administration and the Progressives.

Obama has “found loopholes,” that he and Progressives surely knew existed beforehand, which exempt Congress and their staffers and the Executive and staff from Obamacare. They act as if this is the Obama monarchy and they, Republican and Democrat alike, are his entourage of aristocrats!

 

 

Since when do we make laws applicable to only certain segments of society anymore? Since when are government officials above the law? And, why should I or anyone else comply with a law that even exempts the unions and does not apply evenly and equally throughout our society?

Although Obama has warned of an “economic backslide” if the Republicans bring the Obamacare fight to the continuing resolution and fight him over the budget (lack of a budget) and raising the debt ceiling, some Republicans in the Senate, such as Bob Corker (R-TN)are refusing to attempt to defund Obamacare by September 30, because they do not want the blame for any government shutdown that may result from this fight; and now that the House funded the entire government except for Obamacare with a vote of 230 to 189, the Progressives in the Senate probably will not pass the bill, Obama will not sign it and the Progressive Democrats will be the ones shutting down the government.

Why run from this battle? Let the government shut down, and place the onus on Obama; his actions during such a shutdown will surely serve to return the Congress and the Senate to solid, conservative, patriotic American leadership in 2014 and 2016. And, do not worry about the essentials of government, because they continue normally during a government shutdown, unless Obama’s inclination towards illegal activity moves him to act unConstitutionally and interfere with the military, Medicare and Social Security.

House Representatives, such as Diane Black (R-TN) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) have suggested that a government shutdown will allow Obama to decide which government services are the most vital for the “protection of life and property,” and they believe he will have the government purse at his disposal through “discretionary spending”. However, the President does not have such authority anywhere in the U.S. Constitution or any of its 27 Amendments. Essentially, they are saying that Obama will fund the PPACA even if he has to take funds from numerous government departments, illegally and unConstitutionally… which has never stopped him before; and, he may do just that, since he has no regard for the law, the U.S. Constitution or Our American Heritage!

Many elected officials, as well as noted newscaster Brit Hume (FoxNews), have observed that Obama will not readily accept a delay of the individual mandate, even though he illegally delayed the business mandate, because Obama needs to get the money flowing and people hooked on the “free” subsidized benefits under the PPACA; it is nearly impossible to reduce or end such a program, once it is really up and running, as history shows.

We cannot let Obamacare become permanently embedded in the social fabric of America; good or bad, Obamacare is nowhere near ready for implementation, therefore, delay, at the very least, is absolutely necessary, but ‘We the People’ continue to demand, “Defund Obamacare!”

When will anyone stand and fight? …ever?

 

“We don’t have the votes”…damn you Bob Corker…tell me something I don’t know and get out there and fight for those votes! If You spent as much time fighting to defund Obamacare as you do holding Obama’s hand and stating the obvious, Obamacare would already be a thing of the past!

 

Obama and his administration, the U.S. federal government or any government does not have the authority to trespass on our individual sovereignty. So, I will not be signing up for Obamacare on October 1, 2013 through January 2017, or at any time during my lifetime, and I will not voluntarily answer any medical questions on IRS tax-forms; fine me $285, $975 or $2085, I will not pay; come to arrest me, I will resist.

Anyone following my example will be called “criminal” by Obama and the Progressives… the real criminals. But, there is nothing “criminal” in defending the U.S. Constitution, Our American Heritage and our freedom, as we strive to return America to governance as a Constitutional Republic, rather than under an elitist despot. You are the Patriots!

 

As we engage in civil disobedience, let us all start a conversation with our state legislators and ask them to start working towards a States’ Convention for the purpose of proposing an Amendment to the Constitution that repeals the PPACA. A good starting point will have one state legislature…Tennessee, Virginia, Texas?… discuss this quickly with the other 49 legislatures; as soon as they can come to an agreement on this matter, they can begin choosing their delegates for the Convention.

Each respective state legislature will vote to attend or decline participation in such a Convention, and some states may place the question to the people in a referendum. It only takes thirty-three states presenting their Applications to congress to get the ball rolling, and Congress cannot impede this process in any manner, because its role regarding Article V is purely ministerial; the President and the U.S. Supreme Court cannot interfere with this Application or a convening States’ Convention.    

There is also not any need to fear the myth of a “runaway Convention,” since each state delegate is sent with a very specific agenda in mind and directed by a quorum of the state legislature. These delegates are also subject to immediate recall if they stray erroneously from previously decided guidelines. And, whatever is proposed at one of these Conventions, in this case repealing Obamacare, must receive an affirmative vote from three fourths of the states; it naturally will also take some time to organize, but it is time well invested for the future of the American people.

Freedom and the dignity of the individual has never been more available and assured than right here in America, until the advance of the Obama regime. Our ancestors paid a high price for this Freedom, and Americans are certainly poised to pay a high price now and battle Obama and the Progressives with every available means. Whether or not Congress and the Senate ultimately defund Obamacare, Americans can and will decide on their own if they will be a free, responsible and prosperous people living under a Constitutional limited government or a dependent, indolent and impoverished people living at the State’s pleasure: We are too great a nation to limit ourselves and tolerate the confines of the tranny embodied by the PPACA and Obama’s “fundamental transformation!”

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Stand and Oppose Obamacare


Uncle Sam - Time to Take USA Back

Intro to ‘Stand and Oppose Obamacare’

Intro by John R. Houk

9/19/13

 

Justin Smith writes an excellent essay on repealing or actually defunding Obamacare. I truly approve of Smith’s activist call for the States to use Article V of the U.S. Constitution to take the issue out of the hands of the President, Congress and the Supreme Court. Congress does seem to buckle more often than to withstand Obama’s Executive despotism. SCOTUS’s 5-4 decision making Obamacare Constitutional if the funding is declared a tax rather than using the Commerce Clause to ram the beginnings of Socialistic healthcare down the throats of Americans.

 

Chief Justice Roberts tried to make a compromise by ruling that reference to the Commerce Clause was unconstitutional; however compelling people to pay for Obamacare insurance is valid as a tax:

 

However, according to the majority decision by John Roberts, the Supreme Court’s conservative chief justice, the mandate cannot be justified on commerce-clause grounds. Indeed, Mr. Roberts wholly affirms the argument that the commerce clause cannot regulate economic inactivity. From the syllabus of the decision:

 

Construing the Commerce Clause to permit Congress to regulate individuals precisely because they are doing nothing would open a new and potentially vast domain to congressional authority. Congress already possesses expansive power to regulate what people do. Upholding the Affordable Care Act under the Commerce Clause would give Congress the same license to regulate what people do not do. The Framers knew the difference between doing something and doing nothing. They gave Congress the power to regulate commerce, not to compel it. Ignoring that distinction would undermine the principle that the Federal Government is a government of limited and enumerated powers. The individual mandate thus cannot be sustained under Congress’s power to “regulate Commerce.” (John Roberts’s art of war; By W.W.; The Economist; 6/28/12 21:01)

 

So mysteriously SCOTUS transferred Individual Mandated funding from regulating Commerce to Taxation.

 

Commerce Clause: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution:

 

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

 

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

 

To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;

 

To establish a … (Bold Emphasis Mine)

 

So here is the appearance the Dem controlled Executive Branch and SCOTUS colluded to circumvent the U.S. Constitution. By a two to one act of despotism the Constitution became irrelevant. However there is still a remedy in the Constitution to overcome two-branch despotism. That remedy is 2/3 of the fifty several states unite to have a Constitutional Convention to propose Amendments that must a 3/4 several state ratification to overcome the political despotism of the Dem Party controlled Executive Branch and SCOTUS subverting the Constitution.

 

Article V

 

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.  (Bold Emphasis Mine – The Constitution of the United States: Article V; National Archives – Federal Register)

 

The Constitution has never been amended by the initiation of “the several states”. An Amendment Constitutional Convention might be the last legal vestige to overcome political intransience of a polarized Executive Branch and Congress. AND a divided SCOTUS could not overrule any Amendment designed by a Constitutional Convention convened by “the several states”.

 

Justin Smith’s essay should inspire you to participate in an activism on the grassroots level to overcome Federal despotism.

 

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Stand and Oppose Obamacare

 

By Justin O. Smith

September 19, 2013 11:58 am

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In 2010, the Democratic controlled House passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 219 to 212, even though there had not been any great advocacy from the public on this issue. To the contrary, most Americans saw only a need in some health care sectors  for slight reforms, and most Americans know now, just as they did then, that this misnamed legislation (“affordable”) will make matters worse for all America, rather than better; the Affordable Care Act is recognized by the majority of Americans as an egalitarian system based on Marxist principles, redistribution of the wealth, and the scarcity that accompanies such a system, as opposed to conservative free-market capitalist principles, tried and true, that have always yielded a great benefit to all; the PPACA is the worse piece of unConstitutional legislation in U.S. history, and Democrats and Republicans alike must recognize the negative impact of implementing the PPACA, and they must immediately defund it this month, as they also set in motion the repeal of the PPACA!

 

The PPACA/Obamacare has begun underfunded, and the system is ripe for corruption, bribery and abuses that will cost all Americans a great deal more than they are currently paying for health care. Whether one supports Obamacare or not, our tax-dollars, as prescribed by the PPACA, are now funding advertisements that excitedly explain just how wonderful Obamacare will be; those same collective tax-dollars will fund abortions and violate the conscience, religious beliefs and First Amendment rights of U.S. citizens who stand in opposition to abortion. And eventually, Obamacare’s poorly organized funding and implementation will force us all into a single-payer system, which will become the principle instrument of social control of the Progressive Democrats or any other unethical and immoral future administrations.

 

The flaws in Obamacare will become more apparent, and Americans will find themselves standing in long health care queues and provided medical services of dubious quality, because the more proficient medical professionals are already leaving medicine or planning to serve outside of Obamacare, until this is made illegal. Americans will necessarily need to join private medical groups comprised of citizens, who pool their resources in order to ensure the care of their members, which also leaves their freedom of choices and their privacy rights in place, because Obamacare has already shown itself to be a pipe-dream that will significantly increase the cost of a rationed health care system, kill jobs and the economy and still leave 30 million Americans un-insured!

 

“There are very few issues that are as personal and as tangible as health care, and implementation of the law over the next year is going to reveal a lot of kinks, a lot of red-tape, a lot of taxes, a lot of price increases and a lot of people forced into health care that they didn’t anticipate,” Brad Dayspring (Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee) recently stated.

 

Due to all the aforementioned, Obamacare is going to be an issue of critical importance in both the 2014 and 2016 elections, and it is beyond damned disgusting to watch Progressive “Republicans in name only”, such as Senator Bob Corker, Senator Lamar Alexander and Speaker John Boehner, pretend that they cannot stop Obamacare. Corker, in his slow drawl, laments, “Well, it’s the law now,” as if Congress has never before rescinded a U.S federal law. Boehner, feckless and pretentious, presides over one vote after another to repeal Obamacare, when he has known all along that the House can remove the government mechanisms that implement Obamacare from the appropriations part of the continuing resolution and essentially kill Obamacare. And, while Alexander says he has voted 23 times to repeal Obamacare, he voted extra funds for Obamacare during a shortfall of funds for the state exchanges.

 

These Progressive RINOs are no more anxious for the repeal of Obamacare than the Progressive Democrats, due to the power and wealth they look to gain in association with this Obamacare behemoth; these people are also representative of the status quo Republicans, who simply content themselves to work within the framework of any defeat the Progressive Democrats hand them, as they genuflect, lift their petticoats and await whatever favor Obama grants them!

 

The stage was set for this when the Progressive majority rammed Obamacare into law, and the U.S. Supreme Court did the bidding of the most extreme and radical U.S. President in history and found Obamacare “constitutional” in a fit of judicial activism aimed against our U.S. Constitution and against the will of the people. Americans witnessed firsthand tyranny, as described by James Madison in ‘Federalist Paper #47’:

 

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”

 

Just imagine if past leaders had adopted the attitude of today’s Progressives concerning the Dredd Scott v. Sanford case (1857), and they never fought to abolish slavery, or they never passed the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. One must take a strong stand in opposition to any bad law of the magnitude of the Dredd Scott Decision or Obamacare, either one.

 

It is our responsibility and duty to defend the U.S. Constitution and our individual liberty in order that our children will live more free than now and, at the very least, as free as America’s Founders. This demands that we fight to our last dying breath to defund and repeal Obamacare. Those of you, so enamored with “Obama bucks”, Obamacare’s “free health care” give-away programs and “hope and change,” that you willingly give up your freedom to the State in exchange for the promise of “equality for all” in poverty, have wrapped yourselves in the cold embrace of the Statists’ chains. As for the remainder … the True American Patriots… demand that Congress remove Obamacare from the appropriations part of the continuing resolution before September 30, regardless of the imagined or real pitfalls that they envision; it’s better to lose a battle standing on one’s feet as a Free Man than to lose it on one’s knees…a coward!

 

If Congress fails America in this one simple task due to any fear that guides it, everyone should organize, in some form or fashion, and contact all their state legislators in every single state, blue and red alike, to start the process of involving each of their respective states in a States’ Convention for the purpose of proposing Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, that repeal Obamacare and halt several other aspects of government overreach in the manner described in Article V of the U.S. Constitution: “The Congress… on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which… shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States…”. This process trumps the President, Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court!

 

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A Vital U.S. Interest?


US Military Forces Around Syria map

Intro to: A Vital U.S. Interest?

My Brief Lone Wolf Opinion

Intro by John R. Houk

Posted 9/7/13

 

Justin Smith believes there is no benefit to American National Interests if President Barack Hussein Obama punishes Bashar al-Assad for the use of Chemical Weapons against Syria.

 

I know I am beginning to sound like a lone wolf among my fellow Conservatives, but I do think it is to the National Interests of the USA to remove Assad. And yes, I do realize Assad’s removal could lead to a Sunni version of Iran’s Shi’ite theocracy. That is exactly why I believe Assad’s removal is to America’s National Interests. Assad’s removal throws a monkey into Iranian hegemonic plans for the Middle East. If a Sunni regime stands between the Radical Islamic Shias of Iran and the Radical Islamic Shias of Hezbollah residing in Lebanon, the situation then highlights the violent divide between Sunnis and Shias. Sunni-Wahhabi support of Syrian rebels by Saudi Arabia is an illustration of Sunnis trying to prevent the power of emerging Nuclear WMD Iran from being a dominating Middle Eastern hegemon hating Israel. Keeping the divide between Sunnis and Shias is to Israel’s National Interests and thus to U.S. National Interests.  I realize that is increasingly my lone Conservative opinion, but there you go.

 

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A Vital U.S. Interest?

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 9/2/2013 9:43 PM

 

The President of the United States has become an increasingly powerful branch of government over the past century, simply because Congress has not successfully checked the President whenever a power overreach occurred. So now, more from fear of being mocked than dismay over 1429 dead, including 400 children, Obama has placed himself in a politically precarious position and the U.S. in a dangerous military venture, over his “red line” comment and the use of weapons of mass destruction. He is poised to intervene in Syria through cruise missile strikes, with or without Congressional approval, since he has not let that stop him in the past in foreign or domestic policy.

The War Powers Act (WPA) is very clear on this matter. A U.S. President can only act in his capacity as Commander-In-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces and engage an enemy of our nation, when an attack has already occurred or is imminent against the U.S. or one of our allies or when a vital U.S. interest is under a heavy threat.

President Bill Clinton acted outside the WPA when he involved the U.S. in the Serbian conflict; when President Ronald Reagan sent the U.S. Marines to Grenada, he did so to protect U.S. citizens attending medical school on the island from a Cuban invasion force.

Obama is essentially damned if he commits to this limited surgical strike and damned if he doesn’t. Two weeks ago, it wasn’t a question of if, but a question of when President Obama was going to order a strike on Syria on his own authority; and now, after speaking with Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff, Obama seems quite reticent to act on his own and without Congressional approval, which led Syria’s state-run newspaper, Al Thawra, to call this “the start of the historic American retreat.”

I must ask once again, “What vital interest of the U.S. is at stake in Syria, and what risk of imminent attack exists?”

The answer for the moment is that the U.S. has never had any vital interests concerning Syria, except to closely scrutinize Syria as Iran’s ally and to keep Syria and Iran from going nuclear; however, Obama’s loose-lipped “red line” comment is driving him towards proceeding with an attack which will give Iran its excuse for a retaliatory attack on Israel, according to a senior mullah in Iran, not that Obama is too worried about Israel. So, whether he attacks or not, he is seen for the indecisive, weak, and timid U.S. President, who is guided by his own arrogant self-image and false pride, rather than any clear and concise foreign policy.

More asinine reasoning is readily viewed in statements from Obama, Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham, who have continually spoken of “regime change” and Assad’s ouster, although Obama now states that this is not the mission. All three were wrong in Libya…wrong in Egypt…and now that they are on the record they are wrong in stating that any U.S. military intervention should “deter and degrade” Assad’s government’s ability to launch chemical weapons and level the field for the “rebels.” And, to what end? So Al Qaeda and Ansar al-Nusra can more easily take Syria for their own and run terrorist operations out of Syria for the rest of the century?

It should trouble us all to see hundreds and thousands of little innocent Syrian children suffering, and trouble me greatly it does. But once more, this crisis of humanity gives me pause and offers up more questions than answers.

Where were those who advocate “intervention for human rights” crises, such as Susan Rice, NSA advisor and ex-Ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, Obama advisor and current U.N. Ambassador and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…or for that matter Secretary of State John Kerry, when the freedom fighters of Tiananmen Square in China, the Greens of Iran or the people of Rwanda and the Congo were crying out for their assistance? Susan Rice, for one, was busy lining her pockets through her close business relationship with Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame, which extended through her time at Intellibridge and her position as the State Department’s top African affairs expert, during the Clinton administration. John Kerry was probably cruising Boston Harbor on his yacht.

The harsh reality exists that the U.S. cannot be the world’s policeman. Simply put, we help when and where we can, without doing any harm. As much as we all wish to save all the hurt and suffering people of the world, the enormity of the task is simply too much for any one nation; but this has not stopped Prince Saud al-Faisal from begging the international community to “stop Assad’s aggression” against his people, while at the same time, the Arab League, Great Britain and the U.N., all three, have given Obama a vote of no confidence and refused to join him in any coalition for intervening in Syria, because Obama is not trusted as a world leader.

It mat bear reminding that more than humanitarian aid is at the forefront of Prince Faisal’s mind. This is the same family who teach the youth of Saudi Arabia that “jihad-is-the-road-to-paradise”, and because they viewed jihad, holy war, as a proper response through the Q’uran to the U.S. led invasion of Iraq, they left their borders open with Iraq. The Faisal family tacitly supported the flow of non-Iraqi islamofascist insurgents into Iraq, in much the same manner that they now support the “rebels”/islamofascists in Syria!

The best of intentions all too often go awry, and no matter that Obama calls this a “limited surgical strike” or McCain’s refrain of “no boots on the ground” echoes through the halls of Congress, to date, the military proposal has not been properly limited in its scope or duration; many Democrats and Republicans alike already stand in opposition to this intervention with great logic: Senator Christopher Murphy (D) asks, “Will a U.S. attack make the situation better for the Syrian people or worse?” And, on ‘Meet the Press’ this past Sunday, Senator Rand Paul seemed to answer that very question, as he stated, “If we start a bombing campaign in Syria that expands the misery. Assad’s not an ally, but I’m not convinced that anyone on the rebel side will be an American ally.”

Nearly two million refugees have fled Syria. Little elementary school children have witnessed unspeakable horrors and the deaths of numerous friends and family members, and the head of the United Nations Human Rights Commission says that “we are looking at a lost generation of children traumatized by this war.” And there are no good answers to far too many questions, as the world rings its hands. Is this America’s problem? No, I tend to view this more as the entire Middle East’s problem due to its cultural aberrations; under no circumstance should the U.S. further involve itself in this mess, under a Commander-In-Chief I certainly could never have served. As harsh and unfeeling as this may sound, the world has all too often stood on the sidelines and allowed much worse to take place; if the attack on our consulate at Benghazi did not warrant a U.S. military response, how can Obama justify an intervention in Syria? …He can’t!

 

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America’s Ailment/ or Elective Despotism


Obamacare Destroying Constitution

Introduction

John R. Houk

August 12, 2013

 

Congress is too polarized on both sides of the political spectrum to initiate an Amendment process to settle issues that prevents an activist Judiciary from touching the amended law. HOWEVER, there is another Amendment process that can exclude the U.S. Congress. That process is spelled out in Article V:

 

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate. (Bold Emphasis Mine)

 

In Justin Smith’s essay below he refers to Article IV as a part of the Constitution calling for a Convention; however I am certain he was referring to Article V. I agree with Justin that a Constitutional Convention might be the only way to preserve the Union of the United States without chaos dividing our nation by another Civil War.

 

It is not the first time that Conservatives have suggested a Constitutional Convention. A Convention has never happened except for the one that established our current Constitution and a Union of States under one Republic. The modern reasons for fearing a Constitution is that the nature of the Constitution could change radically favoring either side of the American political spectrum. In such a case a Civil War might still occur.

 

Justin’s central theme is the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act – aka Obamacare.

 

JRH 8/12/13

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America’s Ailment/ or Elective Despotism

 

By Justin Smith

Sent: 8/12/2013 10:41 AM

 

The continuing resolution that now funds the U.S. government, in place of a real budget, will require a new vote on September 30, 2013, and this represents the best opportunity Americans may ever have to free themselves from a burdensome, dangerous and unconstitutional piece of legislation called the Affordable Health Care Act or Obamacare. If we do not want our children and future generations to become slaves of government and their rights subject to arbitrary curtailment, then all Americans, who understand and recognize this piece of legislation and Obama’s “fundamental transformation” agenda as one huge step on the path towards tyranny, are bound by duty and conscience to support the total defunding of Obamacare, as emphatically and forcibly as possible within the U.S. House and Senate!

In his 1796 Farewell Address, George Washington warned of dangers associated with political parties: “… sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.”

Recently, with only an imperial and utopian declaration, Obama delayed the business mandate section of Obamacare, scheduled for full implementation in 2014 by law, until 2015; however, he left the individual mandate in place by design. Obama hopes that the difficulties in repealing Obamacare will become insurmountable, as increasing numbers of people become dependent on receiving the subsidies associated with Obamacare. This is only the last in a long list of unconstitutional acts by Obama the despot.

Since May 2013, Americans have witnessed Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, attempt to coerce businesses and insurance companies into contributing millions of dollars towards the organization and implementation costs of Obamacare, which many officials, such as Speaker John Boehner and Senator Harry Reid, are now recognizing to be “a train wreck” waiting to happen, as described by Senator Max Baucus, if more funding and better administrative and functional structures are not in place by 2014. Insurers have spurned Sebelius’ efforts, because they are already facing $100 billion in new taxes over a decade under Obamacare.

And to add insult to injury, the Obama administration will be placing advertisements through Obama’s Organizing for Action “grass-roots” network in order to “educate people about the law.” Funding for this sort of campaign was actually written into Obamacare, and you and I… the taxpayer… pay for these advertisements, even when we oppose this legislation. This year the Obama administration will steal $780 million more for these ads!

Last month, Senator Tom Harkin stated, “The sooner we get back to a good, progressive, populist message, the better off we’re going to be as Democrats.” But this is just one more symptom in America’s ailment, inasmuch as, too many Democrats and Republicans alike are Progressives, synonymous with statist, utopian and communist.

Entire sections of Obamacare have their origins in the early 20th century Progressive Era eugenics movement (approx. 1899-1939) and “The Passing of the Great Race” by Madison Grant, which was translated to German in 1925. It’s not any misrepresentation or hyperbole to state that many modern day Progressives still hold to the views and beliefs of the early Progressives, when we have a sitting President who voted for partial-birth abortion. We gain further insight into Progressive views, as we read Grant’s work: “The laws of nature require the obliteration of the unfit and human life is valuable only when it is of use to the community or race.” Reconcile that with “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”, if you can!

While Americans are already receiving “refund checks” for the initial purchase of the first month of health care insurance under Obamacare, various areas of the United States, according to the Heritage Foundation, are experiencing between 80% and 200% cost increases, depending on one’s location. And, it gets worse next year, when a new sales tax on health insurance goes into effect with an annual $8 billion price-tag.

Along with Obama’s ignoble lies and distortions regarding health-care reform, we have watched Kathleen Sebelius double-count funds cut from Medicare in order to present $500 billion in fictitious savings. America has also heard the Congressional Budget Office report that 800,000 people will lose their jobs directly due to Obamacare, and start-up costs over-budget are now known to be $2.8 trillion!

Obamacare is designed to fail, and, in the process, this will force Americans into a single-payer system, which will give the government complete control over the individual through numerous avenues of coercion. Senator Harry Reid admitted as much last week on the PBS Round Table, when he stated, “Obamacare is just a stepping-stone to a single-payer system.”

Senator Bob Corker has called continued talk of repeal “just plain silliness.” So, are we to simply lie down and surrender? Are we really going to do nothing to stop Obamacare and its destruction of individual liberty, as government bureaucrats make life and death decisions for us all? HELL NO!

No matter that Congress voted for Obamacare, the President signed it, and Chief Justice John Roberts manipulated and mangled the English language to be certain that he could declare it “constitutional”, it is beyond obvious to so many newly elected Congressmen and Senators, such as Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, and so many ordinary Americans that Obamacare is in fact unconstitutional. Therefore, over the course of the long haul, all good, freedom-loving, patriotic Americans must start working towards a Constitutional Convention, as outlined under Article IV of the U.S. Constitution, and proposed amendments to halt this very type of government abuse and “ELECTIVE DESPOTISM”, that Thomas Jefferson described in his “Notes on the State of Virginia”, which James Madison quoted in Federalist Paper #48; too many great Americans died, on the beachhead of Normandy, near the Yalu River and on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, fighting the very ideology Obama holds dear for Americans to allow this administration, or any like it, to continue unchecked and unrestrained!

To date the House has successfully, if only symbolically, voted to repeal Obamacare 38 times. Of course the Senate refused to do likewise due to the Democrat majority within it, which brings us back to the real and viable act of defunding Obamacare.

Speaker John Boehner often observes that “the House represents only one-half of one-third of the government”, but this should not give him reason to pause at such a critical juncture of history. Congress and the true will of the people have been ignored by the Senate, Obama and the U.S. Supreme Court, and, since all spending must be authorized by the U.S. House of Representatives in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, the Republican House majority must not be afraid to use the power that they now hold; they must not fail to defund Obamacare out of fear that an Obama/Reid initiated government shutdown will cost them the 2014 election: Remember, the Progressive Democrats had no qualms or pangs of conscience when they used every parliamentarian maneuver and dirty trick imaginable to foist this piece of tyranny upon America!

By Justin O. Smith

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