Article V Convention? Or regular amendment process?

Those who are pushing the need for a new constitutional convention are communicating many falsehoods.

They lead people to believe a convention is needed to amend the Constitution.  However, Constitution has been amended (and amendments repealed) through the normal amendment process (not a convention) more than twenty-seven times.

Here is the constitution.  Read it for yourself.  Scroll to bottom of this link to see all amendments <click here>.

They lead people to believe they have a master plan to control the agenda of a convention were one to occur and that they can ensure only conservative amendments will be heard.   If that were true, why is Hawaii calling for the same convention?  Hawaii wants to put Obamacare permanently into the constitution.

Additionally, why did US Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger state that there is no way such a convention can be controlled and kept to its original agenda?

This call to convention by those who want to rewrite the constitution is not new as you can see from the date of the letter below.  They have been working for 40 years, using every deception they have, to convince good people why a convention is necessary.  However, they are clear in their goal to tear down the last bastion against global socialist tyranny.  Don’t let it happen.  Don’t be fooled.

See what Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger had to say on the matter:

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Security and Self-Governance

The senseless and horrific killings last week at a movie theater in Colorado reminded Americans that life is fragile and beautiful, and we should not take family, friends, and loved ones for granted.  Our prayers go out to the injured victims and the families of those killed. As a nation we should use this terrible event to come together with the resolve to create a society that better values life.

We should also face the sober reality that government cannot protect us from all possible harm.  No matter how many laws we pass, no matter how many police or federal agents we put on the streets, no matter how routinely we monitor internet communications, a determined individual or group can still cause great harm.  We as individuals are responsible for our safety and the safety of our families.

Furthermore, it is the role of civil society rather than government to build a culture of responsible, peaceful, productive individuals.  Government cannot mandate morality or instill hope in troubled individuals.  External controls on our behavior imposed by government through laws, police, and jails usually apply only after a terrible crime has occurred.

Internal self governance, by contrast, is a much more powerful regulator of human behavior than any law.  This self-governance must be developed from birth, first by parents but later also through the positive influence of relatives and adult role models. Beyond childhood, character development can occur through religious, civic, and social institutions.  Ultimately, self-governance cannot be developed without an underlying foundation of morality.

Government, however, is not a moral actor.  The state should protect our rights, but it cannot develop our character.  Whenever terrible crimes occur, many Americans understandably demand that government “do something” to prevent similar crimes in the future.  But this reflexive impulse almost always leads to bad laws and the loss of liberty.

Do we really want to live in a world of police checkpoints, surveillance cameras, and metal detectors?  Do we really believe government can provide total security?  Do we want to involuntarily commit every disaffected, disturbed, or alienated person who fantasizes about violence?  Or can we accept that liberty is more important than the illusion of state-provided security?

Freedom is not defined by safety.  Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference.  Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place.  Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives.  Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons.

Texas Straight Talk

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 – by Ron Paul

 

 

 

 

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Thank you to the retiring Republican Congressman from Texas for defining paleoconservatism in Congress for 12 terms and for his service in the military, in Congress and to the Republican party.

Make sure to follow his current Audit The Federal Reserve bill that is on the floor this week.

*No* thank you to the Fed for enabling Congress to put our children and grandchildren into generational debt slavery to the federal government, for creating the current economic turmoil through Keynsian economic policy, nor for stealing our savings through inflation for 100 years as of next year.

 

Romney vs Paul

With the formal suspension of Santorum’s campaign today,  we are down to Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

Although Gingrich has not formally suspended his campaign yet, he’s on the ropes.

Ron Paul and Mitt Romney were the only two who had a national campaign and appeared on all 50 states’ ballots.

Does the campaign now boil down to something as simple as this, the conservative underdog vs. the establishment moderate?  It seems so.

There have been a few interesting developments recently.  I came across this odd one this weekend where Russell Pearce stated that Romney and his immigrations positions are  virtually the same.    I find this hard to believe as Romney has been a supporter of the “DREAM” Act as well as amnesty:

Example 2

Example 3

That said, Pearce’s “internal enforcement” theory relies on a fundamental of Romney’s amnesty plan, that everyone has to get a national id card and workers (incl. *citizens*) cannot get a job unless the federal government first gives permission.  (Where’s THAT in the constitution?  Actually, that was the Clinton plan from 1993.)

5 term Rep. Chris Cannon (R, UT-3) was turfed out of his incumbent position by the Tea Party last cycle for just such duplicity on immigration, stating “tough” positions on immigration while promoting national id cards, federal tracking of citizens and amnesty while in DC.

Here’s Ron Paul’s position.  The irony is that Ron Paul’s (40 year unwavering) position on immigration sounds like what Russell Pearce *says* his platform is.  Except note, Ron Paul’s maintains constitutional integrity, individual constitutional rights for *citizens* while providing a zero-exception rule to amnesty, i.e. NO amnesty, no ids cards, no exceptions.

Some other information presented for your consideration.

Mitt Romney has not returned Gun Owners of America’s questionnaire–after three requests: http://gunowners.org/a02272012.htm

Here’s GOA’s evaluation of Ron Paul: http://gunowners.org/ronpaul-2012.htm GOA says Ron Paul has “guts” and is a “Second Ammendment Champion”. They give him an A+ rating.

Here are GOA’s 2012 Republican Presidential candidate ratings:
Ron Paul: A+ Santorum: B- Gingrich: C Romney: D- (based on his previous positions)
http://gunowners.org/2012presidential.htm

This is an interesting one.  Watch the crowds.  Watch the median age.  Look at these young Republicans who embrace individual responsibility, the constitution, the founding fathers and individual liberty.   Crowds of 8000?  See for yourself:

 

On the day Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race, it was Ron Paul — not presumptive front-runner Mitt Romney — who stole the show at the do-over Republican caucus in one of Missouri’s largest and most conservative counties.


Guess the Liberal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a game of GUESS THE LIBERAL. Read the votes below and see if you can guess who the liberal is who casted all of the following votes. Hint: this particular liberal is fairly prominent in the national news and mainstream media. If you watch at all you hear this liberal’s name every day right now.

I have selected a SMALL sub-set of this liberal’s liberal votes.  There are far, far more and they are all cross referenced and linked to voting history!  … as you will see under the link provided below.

The answer is at the very bottom of this post. BUT DONT CHEAT!
Make sure to scan all these votes and guess the liberal before you look at the answer.

★Defense and Foreign Policy
-Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.
-Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines
-Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.
-Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.
-Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea
-Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program

★Nominations
-Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)
-Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge  (<— WOW!!!)
-Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN
-Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge

★Labor
-Voted against National Right to Work Act
-Voted against Repal of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
-Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
-Voted for Job Corps funding
-Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
-Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
-Voted for minimum wage increases six times
-Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
-Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.
-Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.

★Guns
-Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.
-Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device
-Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18.
-Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.
-Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.

★Reform
-Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.
-Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.
-Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.
-Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.

★Immigration
-Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators
-Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens
-Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.
-Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors.
-Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.

★Taxes
-Voted against a flat tax.
-Voted twice for internet taxes.
-Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
-Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
-Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
-Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
-Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
-Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.

★Welfare
-Voted against food stamp reform
-Voted against Medicaid reform
-Voted against TANF reform
-Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion
-Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.

★Waste
-Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
-Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
-Voted to increase NIH funding by $700 million
-Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)
-Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry
-Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation
-Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
-Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.
-Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
-Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.

★Spending and Entitlements
-Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
-Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
-Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

★Health Care
-Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
-Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
-Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.

★Education
-Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.
-Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.

★NEA
-Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
-Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.

★Bankruptcy
-Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

The name of this liberal is RICK SANTORUM.

This link contains more of his liberal votes as well as linked proof for each of them.

Teaparty, y’all!

 

AZ Teaparty “Leadership” Sells out AZ Teaparty Members for Newt

  I learned recently that there are many in Arizona who proclaim themselves Teaparty “leaders” who are pushing the liberal K-Street lobbyist Newt Gingrich as the Republican candidate.

Now, if I understand correctly, the Teaparty created itself after the now famous Rick Santelli rant on CNBC  in response to the passage of Obamacare.

Read that again – a REAL conservative response to Obamacare.  Patriotic Americans nationwide organized themselves to march on Washington in protest of Obamacare, organized themselves locally to fight the implementation of Obamacare, to replace RINOs and send REAL conservatives to Congress to REPEAL OBAMACARE.

Read that again – to REPEAL OBAMACARE.  R E P E A L

Along comes the self-proclaimed leaders (admittedly not all) of the Arizona Teaparties supporting Newt Gingrich.

So what’s the problem with that?

Well notwithstanding Newt’s belief in global warming and support for international communism as a solution for global warming and his direct work with Nancy Pelosi

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notwithstanding Newt’s work in support of Al Gore’s initiatives,

notwithstanding Newt’s lobbying for the ethanol “bio-fuel” industry,

now it comes to light that Gingrich SUPPORTS OBAMACARE and the INDIVIDUAL MANDATE!

Well lo and behold, as they say, a new Newt every day!  LOL

You can hear Newt here (at 00:40) clearly state his support for Obamacare individual mandates.

It may be time for a little Teaparty revolt in Arizona.  If you are a Teaparty member like I am, make sure to print this out and bring it to your next meeting.  If your Teaparty’s “leadership” is promoting Newt Gingrich, it’s time to *REMOVE* that Teaparty leader.  It’s time to expose them for being a spineless RINO  infiltrator and replace them with a real conservative and PATRIOT who understands that Americans’ freedom is not for sale or barter in this or ANY election and that any support for Obamacare will not be tolerated!

Teaparty, y’all!

 

 

“Conservatives” Angling for a NEW National Tax?

 

Right when we should be CUTTING spending (not just the rate of increase, but ACTUAL spending) and lowering taxes, certain elements of the RNC and “think tanks” are angling not just to keep existing spending and taxes going but ADD an entirely NEW federal tax for us to pay.

What the heck is going on, aren’t we in the midst of a teaparty?

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Is a European Style VAT Tax the GOP’s Answer to the Growing Federal Funding Crisis? 
 
With all the GOP candidates fussing over Mitt Romney and his track-record at Bain Capital, does it not strike anyone as odd that none of them are putting the screws to the Massachusetts Republican in debates over his unwillingness to rule out a European-style Value Added Tax (VAT)?
Mitt and VAT (Valued Added Tax)
While Romney says he doesn’t want to go down the path of European socialism, in a recent Wall Street Journal he did not rule it out and even suggested that it might be an option.
 
The lack of clarity on this subject is ominous given that a VAT is probably the only way to come close to funding the federal government at its current levels of outrageous spending. Since none of the other candidates are forcefully calling Romney out on the VAT issue, I suspect an eventual Republican betrayal on establishing a VAT tax is likely.
 
As a reminder, a VAT would tax goods at ALL layers of production, from their origin as raw material to manufacture to final product.
 
Rising levels of federal deficit spending create momentum toward the VAT “solution.” Debt-addicted central governments in Europe and the United States have no intention of dealing with the true causes of the financial crisis.
 
To get to a VAT from here, all the political class needs to do is wait around for a “responsible” Republican to come around and act as a tax collector for the welfare state. My point is the Big Government people have already established the new unsustainable spending baselines.   All they need now is a gullible Republican to come in and “do something.” Paralysis and dysfunction are their friends, because it will lead to a crisis that may well result in the imposition of the VAT tax.
 
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Interestingly, the imposition of a VAT by the federal government is currently illegal and unconstitutional.
 
So, how do they implement it?
 
 
So, what does “balanced budget” mean?  To you, me, the teaparty, and normal people it means to bring spending in line with revenues.  I.e. don’t spend more than you have.
 
But once you enter the twisted mind of a politician, “balanced budget” means RAISING REVENUE to match the amount of money you WANT TO SPEND.
 
Since
a) imposition of a VAT by the federal government is now illegal and unconstitutional,
b) congress and certainly our state legislature lacks any will or spine to CUT REAL spending (not just rates of increases), and
c) it requires a constitutional amendment to pass this new tax,
there is no other conlcusion to draw than this travesty certain state legislators want to desecrate our God-inspired constitution with will lead to anything other than a new federal tax to meet spending targets the government wants to achieve.
 
Frankly, any state legislator who believes otherwise is an idiot.  (Yes, I just called you that.  Embrace it.)  A real Republican would be withholding remittance of tax receipts to the federal government, not empowering the federal government to levy yet another tax from Arizonans.
 
The fact that Republicans are behind this one is disgusting and only proves that RINO hunting should be an active and ongoing endeavor by any real American patriot.
 
Our God-inspired constitution is just fine, thank you.    Leave it alone.
 
Teaparty, y’all!
 

Bold Statement from the Paul Campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Ron Paul and Rand Paul <- click caption for article on the vintage photo

The Paul campaign issues a pretty bold press release tonight after a 2nd place finish in New Hampshire:

Ron Paul Celebrates Historic Second Place Win in New Hampshire Primary

“We urge Ron Paul’s opponents who have been unsuccessfully trying to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney to unite by getting out of the race and uniting behind Paul’s candidacy.”
 

 

Huntsman Fails to Qualify for AZ Ballot

He has stated he will challenge, but as of now, Jon Huntsman will not appear on February’s ballot.

http://decoded.nationaljournal.com/2012/01/huntsman-fails-to-qualify-for.php

So as of now, here’s where ballot failures stand:

  • Virginia: Huntsman, Perry, Gingrich, Santorum
  • Missouri: Huntsman, Perry, Gingrich, Santorum
  • Arizona: Huntsman
  • Illinois: Huntsman

more to come…

 

Oh Now This is Interesting – George W Romney was not a natural born citizen

Below excerpted from, Will There Be A Citizenship Eligibility Challenge for Romney, by Devvy Kidd, January 7, 2012, newswithviews.com

Mr. George W. Romney, was elected Governor of Michigan. Because there was talk George W. might run for the presidency, his citizenship eligibility came into question and because it extends to the child at the time of birth, there is now question regarding Willard (Mitt) Romney:

Mitt Romney’s, father George W. Romney, Not A Natural Born Citizen of the United States of America, and was NOT, eligible for the Office of President, by Pinckney G. McElwee of D.C. Bar.)

Congressional Record (House) June 14, 1967

“I find no proper legal or historical basis on which to conclude that a person born outside of the United States could ever be eligible to occupy the Office of the President of the United States. In other words, In my opinion, Mr. George Romney of Michigan Is Ineligible to become President of the United States because he was born In Mexico and is, therefore, not a natural-born citizen as required by the United States Constitution.”

Thus, we have the same situation as with Obama/Soetoro: A father born in a foreign country who never became a U.S. citizen. Several people have been doing some serious research on this:

“The big question is this…how did George and Gaskell Romney get their US Citizenship back if they still had it at all? If Gaskell (son) and Miles Park Romney (father) who were both Mexican citizens how could they transfer US Citizenship to George Romney? Mitt Romney, however, may be a birthright baby because he fell under the 14th Amendment (I doubt they were under the jurisdiction of the US) but it is absolutely clear that Mitt Romney is NOT a Natural Born Citizen unless he can prove that George Romney gained citizenship from naturalization prior to Mitt’s birth in 1947. I have found no records showing this to be the case.”

more.

Romney Wins Iowa Poll** (EXCEPT….)

Romney pulls it out tonight in Iowa barely scraping by Rick Santorum in essentially a statistical two way tie of 25% each to Romney and Santorum.   Ron Paul came in a close 3rd.

EXCEPT… It’s a caucus state.

No national delegates were elected in Iowa tonight.  Only county delegates were.

The vote totals are completely nonbinding and county delegates can elect whatever state delegates they want to.   It is the state delegates who elect the national delegates.

The elections of county delegates tonight occurred AFTER the poll in completely separate votes in each precinct.  Exit polls show Ron Paul as the winner in terms of the number county delegates elected as a result of an organized Paul ground campaign.

That said, Santorum will likely be out of the race before Super Tuesday.  That puts whatever (2nd or 3rd place total) county delegates he got into limbo.  Who knows how they will end up voting?  Some may not show up to county conventions at all.  Most will likely support  Romney, some will go to Paul.  That means the ultimate result of tonight, once Santorum drops, puts Romney back into 1st place and Paul into 2nd in terms of the delegate count (which is all that matters).

Transference of Santorum’s delegate support to Romney will upset some evangelicals who voted for Santorum and elected Santorum delegates, frankly, because they would not vote for a Mormon.  But c’est la vie.  Once county delegates are elected they can do what they want.

Another EXCEPT with regards to the (nonbinding) vote totals…. the overseas Iowa military caucus vote totals were NOT included in the reported totals from tonight.  So, it will be interesting to see the final, FINAL count, once the overseas military votes are counted in.

More to come…

UPDATED: It looks like Perry may be out of the race already.  He’s back in now at least until SC.  Bachman is out.  More to come…

 

Why did Obamacare Pass? Rick Santorum

How quickly we forget the tides and fortunes of past elections.

The year – 2004.  The players notorious RINO Arlen Specter vs. conservative Pat Toomey.

“Conservative” (RINO, in fact) Rick Santorum closed ranks behind Specter, resulting in Specter’s win v. conservative Pat Toomey.

Right after Obama won in 2008, particularly when facing a House becoming more conservative in light of the Teaparty and the fight against Obamacare and with the senate lacking a filibuster proof majority, Specter changes parties from R to D, giving the Dems their filibuster 60 seat majority in the Senate. - Thanks to RINO Rick Santorum.

In 2010, Toomey beat Specter after the damage (and bailouts and Obamacare) was done. -      ******No thanks to RINO Rick.

 

Only Romney and Paul to appear on Virgina Republican Primary Ballot

Gingrich, Perry, Santorum and Bachman fail to qualify. 

The VAGOP requirement is 10,000 validated signatures to make the primary ballot with a minimum of 400 coming from each of its counties.  Out of all of the GOP candidates, only Romney and Paul qualified.

46 national delegates were at stake in Virginia.

Gingrich plans an aggressive write-in campaign, which is against the law in Virginia for primaries, stating that voters should be able to vote for any “top contender”.

Gingrich also failed to make the Missouri primary ballot stating it didn’t matter because the national delegates are allocated via the caucus system.

More here and here.

 

An Oklahoman’s Descent into National ID Hell

 

 

Arizona is not far behind Oklahoma.  the Arizona MVD is working on compliance with the 15th-18th REAL ID benchmarks, a far far cry from being out of the national ID program (sometimes called “REAL ID”, but it goes by many other names as well).   From a Christian patriot’s travails in Oklahoma.

I was shocked when the DMV clerk told me that I must submit to a finger scan.  Who doesn’t associate being fingerprinted with criminality?  I balked but was told no scan-no drivers license.  At the time I had a small child, my own business and countless tasks to accomplish every day that would be very difficult if not impossible to meet without a valid license so I grudgingly complied.  I had no idea that it wasn’t just my fingers that they were scanning.  The old cameras had been replaced with high resolution digital cameras that capture, map and digitize our facial features for use with facial recognition technology.

Arizona:

Drivers license photos compliant with International Civil Aviation Organization biometric data interchange formats?  CHECK

Drivers license require finger scans from applicants?  According to the American Association of Moter Vehicle Administrators, it is under consideration.

 I always knew that if it came down to it, I was not going to just roll over and comply.  I have a child and to just give up and leave her with the legacy of government control by cataloging and monitoring people through an international biometric ID is not an option for me.

Once the fight is finally over and the biometric identification plans are fully implemented those who refuse to be enrolled and will not carry a “government issued photo ID”, will essentially be viewed as invalid, non-persons, unregistered. 

Furthermore their invalidated status will be a red flag rendering such persons especially suspect by a government that demands its right to know all about everyone at all times.  Where did our government get such a right?  They got it from us.   Our complacence is compliance and as far as they are concerned that gives them permission and therefore the right to scan our body parts and use those measurements as a personal tracking number.

The ones that do comply won’t be much better off really.   Their government issued biometric ID will allow our government to keep tabs on their every transaction, their travel, their habits and more. This biometric identification system puts our ability to access our daily necessities at their pleasure.  Will such an all powerful government choose to be a benevolent father?  History does not give one much hope that it will.

From Revelations 13:

 7And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

 8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

 9If any man have an ear, let him hear…….

 15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

 16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark,

Seems pretty clear from Revelation, that if you bear the mark, regardless of your self-perception of whether you are a saint or not, you serve the Beast of revelation.  The sure sign is (see P 16 above) that if you do NOT have the mark, you cannot engage in commerce.  If you do, you can.

It’s all right there in black and white.  I am so grateful to my Christian sister in Oklahoma who is showing good patriots and Christians the way to resist the beast.

National ID, Misguided State Legislation, the Clintons and E-Verify: What do they have in Common?

  States send children’s school enrollment data to the Feds.  This data has always been protected under FERPA and other privacy laws.

Now the Department of Education is creating new regulations rolling back the privacy of that data – as the federal government always does once they have the data they want – so they can use it for other purposes not agreed to previously by the students, parents, or states.

You Have Until Monday, May 23…to Object to DOE’s Invasion of Student Privacy

The Department of Education (DOE) has proposed regulatory changes that would gut the primary federal student-privacy statute, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA imposes strict limits on how the government may use so-called Personally Identifiable Information (PII) collected on students by schools or government education agencies. Under the proposed changes to the regulations issued under FERPA, DOE would enable a system of massive data collection on students – potentially including such things as family income range, hair color, blood type, and health-care history – that could then be shared with other government agencies (both federal and in other states) for unspecified purposes. This disclosure of PII could be accomplished without parents’ consent, and in most cases without even their knowledge.

And because the data-collection and sharing would begin when the student is in preschool and follow him even through his entry into the workforce, the possibilities of breach of privacy and unwarranted use of data are almost limitless.

Follow the student into the workforce.  Here we go, it’s the Clinton “Goals 2000″ program all over again.

From the Eagle Forum’s opposition to this published in 1996

Two other bills, still pending, are designed to advance the School-to-Work phase of Goals 2000. The Careers Act (H.R. 1617) and the Workforce Development Act (S.143) will support a nationwide workforce development system, state by state. Funding is provided for “one stop career” employment agencies under the supervision of the federal government. Please, let’s not let these bills become law.

E-Verify is a front-end user interface sitting ontop of the Clinton’s vision of cradle to grave workforce development, school-to-work initiatives.

The data being released under the new Department of Education regulatory changes goes right into the database sitting behind e-Verify:

The concept of “state longitudinal data systems” (SLDS) is the driving force behind the proposed regulatory changes. In its attempt to further federalize education through Race to the Top and other statutes, DOE wants to construct massive and interconnected data systems that will allow various government agencies – and even private entities, perhaps including employers — to access students’ personal information without the knowledge or consent of the students or their parents. SLDS structures in some states, such as Illinois, already contemplate the sharing of PII for purposes far beyond effective education of children – for example, to create “a network of federal, state, and local offices that . . . facilitate the development of the United States workforce.” Indeed, DOE itself argues that “there is no reason why a State health and human services or labor department, for example, should be precluded from . . . receiving non-consensual disclosures of PII to link education, workforce, health, family services, and other data”

There are even “conservatives” who read and remark on SonoranAlliance about how two wrongs DO make a right.  In other words, since the federal government already has the data “who cares?” – let’s just use it to achieve our momentary agenda and not worry what the Dems do when they get into power and have the database.

Beyond being a ridiculous an liberal point of view conservatives who assert the above hold, where is the constitution in all of this?

A cursory read of the constitution says NOTHING about this data collection, sharing or spending any money to do any of it!

It’s just not in there.

So, the days of “conservatives” asserting unconstitutionalism is coming to a close.  You either believe in the constitution or you don’t.  Saying you believe in it means nothing.  ACTING in support of (or against as many conservatives now do) the constitution means EVERYTHING.

Thank you to a previous SA commenter for this apt quote.  Two wrongs still do not make a right. 

…when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government…

DO YOU KNOW THESE WORDS?

Teaparty, y’all!

Terrorists or Patriots?

Homeland Security calls them “domestic terrorists”.

‘Sovereign Citizen’ anti-government movement on the rise

Posted on 05.16.11 By Eric W. Dolan

CBS correspondent Byron Pitts reported on a group of Americans calling themselves “sovereign citizens” who don’t pay taxes, carry a driver’s license or hold a Social Security card. There are an estimated 300,000 sovereign citizens in the United States and some in the movement have grown increasingly violent.

“What’s driving people to it is they’re beginning to understand that the government has moved away from fundamental principles that this nation was built on,” sovereign citizen Alfred Adask told 60 Minutes. “Where are the limits in limited government? The sovereignty movement is attempting to rediscover those limits and reassert them.”

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Do you believe these Americans are terrorists?

Let’s put it in spiritual context.

What if you refuse
the Mark of the Beast?

If you refuse to get the mark of the beast you will not be allowed to buy anything or to sell anything. You will not get paid for your work. You will not be able to buy food, medicine, water, fuel, clothes or anything at all. You will be cut off from support and most likely you will be killed.

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Maybe we’re not to the point yet where the government (or others) is going out to murder the mark refusniks, but we’re getting closer with our government now labelling them ‘domestic terrorists’ and our states requiring law abiding citizens to carry papers.

1/3 of the saints shall be mislead.  These are perfected saints who truly believed they were saved but accepted the mark.

The beast comes onshore from offshore.

While AZ may not have RFID yet, we do have a magnetic strip and the (international ICAO) biometrics standards in our photo.

At what point will you stand up and say ENOUGH?

http://axiomamuse.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/deweese-cuts-to-the-chase-total-surveillance-society/

http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom191.htm

http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2010/11/daedalus-shrugged-mounting-resistance.html

Do you know these words?

“when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government”

Teaparty, y’all!

The Agendas Behind the bin Laden News Event

The Agendas Behind the bin Laden News Event

by Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury under President Ronald Reagan and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal.

Excerpts:

The US government’s bin Laden story was so poorly crafted that it did not last 48 hours before being fundamentally altered. Indeed, the new story put out on Tuesday by White House press secretary Jay Carney bears little resemblance to the original Sunday evening story. The fierce firefight did not occur. Osama bin Laden did not hide behind a woman. Indeed, bin Laden, Carney said, “was not armed.”

The White House has also had to abandon the story that President Obama and his national security team watched tensely as events unfolded in real time (despite the White House having released photos of the team watching tensely), with the operation conveyed into the White House by cameras on the SEALs helmets. If Obama was watching the event as it happened, he would have noticed, one would hope, that there was no firefight and, thus, would not have told the public that bin Laden was killed in a firefight.

full article here…….

Donald Trump a Conservative? Not likely. See in his own words!

The Donald, in his own words:

1) “I probably identify more as Democrat.”
Interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, March 2004

2) “I’ve been around for a long time. And it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans.”
Interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, March 2004

3) “Nancy — you’re the best. Congrats. Donald.”
Handwritten note to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, January 2007

4) “Bush is probably the worst president in the history of the United States.”
Interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, March 2007

5) “I’m totally pro-choice.”
Interview with Fox News Sunday, October 1999

6 ) “I want to see the abortion issue removed from politics. I believe it is a personal decision that should be left to the women and their doctors.”
Remarks to reporters, December 1999

7) “I’m very liberal when it comes to health care. I believe in universal health care.”
Interview with CNN’s Larry King, October 1999.

8 ) “The Canadian plan also helps Canadians live longer and healthier than Americans… We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan.”
Writing in his book, The America We Deserve, January 2000

9) “By imposing a one-time 14.25 percent net-worth tax on the richest individuals and trusts, we can put America on sound financial footing for the next century.”
Writing in his book, The America We Deserve, January 2000

10) “I think he [Obama] has a chance to go down as a great president.”
Interview with NY1, November 2008

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On a separate note, I know there are many people pinning their hopes on him to vindicate the “Birthers”.  Someone wrote a comment on this site last week about Donald being a false-start.  That he will “find” the “real” birth certificate in an attempt to kill the birther movement once and for all.

I agree with that assessment.  There are no political saviors.  The savior came 2000 years ago.  If you are looking for another one, then you need to spend some time in church, because you are a blasphemer and heretic.

Especially in light of the quotes above, my spiritual assessment notwithstanding, do you really believe Don Trump as being a reliable conservative?

Doubtful.

Teaparty, y’all!