Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ohio Taxed to the Max Rally, Saturday 1/30/10, Columbus, Ohio - Part 3

Government asked to Stop Treating Ohio Taxpayers Like an ATM!

Rob Portman was spoke at the ATM Rally in Columbus yesterday (Saturday). The following is a partial transcript continuation of a portion of the speech he presented at the rally. See the previous postings here and here. Portman is one of the Republican candidates running to fill Senator George Voinovich's seat in the U.S. Senate. What he said Saturday was very conservative fiscally. However, I am not sure where he stands on the social issues.

Portman discusses several tax-related issues and current government policies, which adversely affect the economy in Ohio and in America today.

"Cap and Trade . . . our manufacturers getting hit because of the new regulations on emissions. This is not the way to get our economy on track!

"It is also about Card Check . . . it takes away the ability to have a secret ballot if you are a union member . . . I talked to one union steward in Columbus on a factory tour and he didn't want to lose the secret ballot, nor do most union members.

"These are the things that if you are a small business person, or if you are a risk-taker, or just thinking about starting something . . . you are discouraged right now.

"That is why when I heard the President talk the other night, I was delighted when the President was thinking about getting back to jobs and the economy . . . but his actual policies have just the opposite affect. They're discouraging job growth. In fact, I would argue that the stimulus package, which was passed a year ago, has not helped create jobs but has made it more difficult to create jobs. Why? Because we are growing PUBLIC sector jobs and we are losing PRIVATE sector jobs.

"It is going to result in

· increasing interest rates,
· put more pressure on inflation,
· it lowers the value of the dollar,
· it also puts us in a position that we are passing along to our kinds & grandkids an immoral deficit and debt that they will have to deal with.

"This is just not the American way! . . ."

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ohio Taxed to the Max Rally, Saturday 1/30/10, Columbus, Ohio - Part 2

Government asked to Stop Treating Ohio Taxpayers Like an ATM!

Rob Portman was one of the final speakers at the ATM Rally. The following is a partial transcript of his speech. I attended this hour-long rally with about 100 other people at the Hyatt in downtown Columbus. Weather was very chilly, but the discussion was hot . . .

"A change we can really believe in, which is change to get away from the idea that government knows best, the idea that government can provide for all of us, the idea that we are going be able to have prosperity through borrowing and spending. We'll get prosperity from the HARD WORK and INGENUITY of the American people! We need to UNLEASH and EMPOWER people.

"Now I look at what is happening in Washington and I really worry. This is a tax forum today so I'll discuss taxes . . . The plan right now by the (Soetoro aka) Obama administration and by the Democrats in Congress is to increase taxes, not just on us in terms of income tax, but on

* Capital gains taxes,

* Dividend taxes,

* Payroll taxes - look at the health care bill,

* Estate taxes, in fact go up dramatically at the end of this year.

Income taxes are important to individuals and to businesses. 90% of small businesses in Ohio pay taxes as individuals . . .

"Taxation is the power not just to grow government, but it is the power to destroy if used improperly. Unfortunately, it is destroying jobs here in the state of Ohio. . ."

Ohio Taxed to the Max Rally, Saturday 2PM, 1/30/10, Columbus, Ohio

Please join Americans for Prosperity, Ohio (AFP-OH) today (this Saturday 1/30/10) at the Already Taxed to the Max Rally where we will hear from special guest speaker Rob Portman, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget and former Congressman in Ohio’s second congressional district. Portman earned the title of “budget hawk” as he fought to balance the budget and end pork barrel spending.

This rally follows on the heels of Governor Strickland’s State of the State address where he repeated numerous times that he believes in Ohio. Given the number of new government programs Governor Strickland proposed, it is clear that what he really believes in is Ohio’s government spending our tax dollars. AFP-OH believes in Ohioans and believes that if Ohio government will get out of the way by reducing spending, taxes, red tape and regulations, Ohio businesses will thrive and create much needed jobs.

The Columbus Tea Party, the Ohio Freedom Alliance, Citizens United to End Ohio’s Estate Tax, Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes and the Ohio Citizens Accounting Standards Board are partnering in this rally, which will send a strong message that Ohio’s government must get spending under control and stop treating Ohio taxpayers like an ATM.

Event Details

What : Already Taxed to the Max Rally

When : Saturday, January 30, 2:00pm

Where : Hyatt on Capitol Square ,

75 E. State St., Columbus, Ohio 43215


Rob Portman, former Ohio Congressman

State Representative Seth Morgan

State Representative
John Adams

Radio Talk Show Host
Dirk Thompson

Ohio Liberty Council and Ohio Freedom Alliance Co-Founder
Jason Rink

Citizens United to End Ohio’s Estate Tax President Jack Boyle

Americans for Prosperity Ohio State Director Rebecca Heimlich

*Please register for the rally at*

Friday, January 29, 2010

A new job for Roman the child-molester?

“Disgraced film director Roman Polanski has been ordered to return to the United States.

“Still no word on whether he’ll be named President (Soetoro a/k/a) Obama’s new ‘safe schools’ czar!”

- - - NewsBusted, Episode 1/29/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Defiance (2008)

Defiance is not the typical movie about the atrocities of Germany’s National Socialist Party role in the Jewish Holocaust in Europe during World War II. It is based on a true story. To me that is the best kind of movie.

The twist in this movie is that the Jews fiercely resisted and even bravely fought back, with success, their tyrannical oppressors. Three brothers lead a resistance movement against the mighty Germany army.

It is the story of the Beilski brothers, Tuvia, Zus and Asael. The Beilski Brigade over the course of time rescued and protected a thousand Jews, who were destined for extinction by the heinous Germans.

The movie weaves an interesting story around the unique characters and actions of the three brothers. Each very unique and playing an important role in the resistance and in the storyline.

The movie is very violent. The Holocaust was a very violent era in world history. The movie captures the flavor of the times. There was a good dose of crude language. The actors were believable, endearing and empathetic.


****1/2 out of *****. The movie was superb overall. I would highly recommend this movie. It is inspirational and exemplary in fighting for life and a cause greater than oneself. It sheds light on an often overlooked aspect of history.

I rented this movie at the local video store. It would be worth purchasing it.

You could say that this movie was a combination of a various elements. It could be said to be dramatic historical war documentary, with a touch of suspense, mystery and romance.


I could not help but think that in America today there is a growing resistance to the tyranny spreading in this current government under the leadership of President Soetoro aka Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid. These three "leaders" are the direct opposite of the kind of character and leadership displayed by the three Beilski brothers in the movie.
Daily there are clear demonstrations by our courts, by our media, by our schools and by our government of a hatred and even the pangs of persecution of true believers of Christ. It parallels what happened in Germany prior to World War II. If allowed to fester, it may lead to the killing of Christians adding to the tragic atrocity of abortions in America.

The lesson we can learn from this important movie is that there may soon come a time when we will have to physically resist the forces of evil in America. That evil my be our own government.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Illinois Governor Race

I am not endorsing anyone in this race, but for the benefit of readers from Illinois, a link to an important gubernatorial debate is below:

David McAloon for Congress

David McAloon is a conservative, pro-life, pro-second amendment candidate for Congress in Illinois 11th district. He is against gay marriage (in all of its forms) and educating children as to what is the best way for them to commit fornication.

Here is his “We the People Campaign Finance Reform” plan for cleaning up the corruption in Washington:

I. Only U.S. Citizens can contribute

A. Only U.S. Citizens are allowed to contribute without limitations to any candidate and/or his or her Official Campaign Committee, Official Party Committees, Citizens Groups, and Political Action Committees PAC. All monetary funds shall derive from US Citizens’ personal income.

B. A candidate and/or his or her Official Campaign Committee must derive fifty percent (50%) of campaign contributions from inside of his or her district.

C. All organizations shall verify all contribution at the time of the donation and shall keep records proving all contributors are US Citizens.

II. Official Party Committee Rules

A. No official party committee shall contribute to any candidate or official campaign committee during the primaries.

B. Official party committees may contribute up to a maximum of twenty-five percent (25%) of total contributions to any campaign or candidate during the general elections.

III. Political Action Committees PAC’s Rules

A. Political Action Committees (PAC’s) cannot donate or contribute directly or indirectly to any candidate and/or any official campaign committee.

B. PAC’s can educate the public on policy issues. Information on specific issues can be distributed with endorsements of candidates with a brief summary’s of the candidate’s positions. At no time shall a PAC distribute information on behalf of a candidate or campaign.

IV. Reporting and/or Recording of All Donations and/or Contributions

A. In the interest of transparency, all donations and/or contributions to a candidate, an official campaign committee, an official party committees, PAC’s and Citizen Groups shall come from U.S. Citizens ONLY and shall contain the name, full physical address, occupation, and employer of each contributor.

V. Definitions

A. United States Citizen: A person born or naturalized in the United States of America who qualifies for full rights under the United States Constitution.

B. Candidate: a person who has filed to be a candidate or is actively exploring becoming a candidate.

C. Official Campaign Committee: is the singular registered organization of a registered candidate. One official campaign committee per candidate.

D. Political Action Committee (PAC): Are registered group of US Citizens

E. Citizen Groups: are a unregistered groups of private US Citizens

F. Official Party Committees are registered National, State, County or Township committees of the Official Party the Candidate is nominated by.

Click here to contribute to the McAloon campaign.

Articles of Freedom, part 5

This is a series of posts concerning the works of the 2009 Continental Congress. Last week I wrote about Article 3 of the Articles of Freedom, which was about the last ten words of the First Amendment, the right to petition the government for Redress of Grievances. Now I will continue with Article 4, the text of which follows. I completely agree with it.




WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the Constitution mandates, [that] in order to provide for the security of a free state, "...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed," and

WHEREAS, a multitude of federal statutes constitute de facto infringement; now

THEREFORE, We, the Delegates of Continental Congress 2009, as Free People of America, do hereby Instruct the Congress of the United States as follows:

1. Repeal all federal statutes regulating the ownership, use and transfer of firearms and ammunition;

2. Repeal any federal statutes which provide for the taxation or registration of firearms and ammunition;

3. Abolish the Department of Homeland Security and thereby return the responsibility for domestic security to the Militias of the Several States; the term militia, inherently separate from the State National Guard, means “Constitutional Defense Force,” comprising all citizenry capable of bearing arms, and under proper authority, in defense of themselves and each of the several States;

4. Make statutes providing for organizing, arming and disciplining the Militia and for governing such part of them as may be called to serve the United States and, reserve to the states all other powers relating to the Militia;

5. Encourage and support, and cease and desist from infringing upon, the duty of the People to revitalize the “well-regulated Militia of each of the Several States”.


1. Repeal all state statutes regulating the ownership, use and transfer of firearms and ammunition.

2. Repeal any state statutes which provide for the registration of firearms and ammunition.

3. By statute, establish an Advisory Commission On Revitalization of the Militia of their State, in the exercise of their powers over the Militia*, as reserved to the several states by the Second and Tenth Amendments as well as other provisions of the Constitution for the United States; the sole purpose of the said Advisory Commission shall be to study and recommend:

(a) the means, including all necessary State legislation (and where appropriate legislation that authorizes direct and independent action by units of Local government), by which the State can revitalize her Militia so as to provide for her particular requirements of “homeland security” in keeping with strict Constitutional Principles; and

(b) such legislation as may be necessary and proper for Congress to enact in order to fully effectuate the State’s program of revitalizing her Militia, in the context of a national program for revitalizing all of the Militia of each of the several States to some uniform standard of organization, arms, and discipline.

4. The Advisory Commission shall be composed of the following persons: { shall be listed the proposed members of the Commission...}.

5. The Advisory Commission shall submit a preliminary report to the Legislature within ninety (90) days of the enactment of the said statute; this report shall contain inter alia a detailed study, with specific recommendations, as to how the Militia can and should be revitalized, with particular emphasis on those areas of “homeland security” which at that time are within the jurisdiction of the General Government’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but the responsibility and authority for the provision of which the Advisory Commission believes can effectively be exercised within the State or by the Militia thereof. Within thirty (30) days of its receipt of that report, the Legislature shall return the report to the Commission with such directives as it may see fit for alterations, corrections, amendments, additions, deletions, and further studies and recommendations. On the basis of the Legislature’s review, within thirty (30) days thereafter, the Advisory Commission shall submit to the Legislature a final report, including complete and specific drafts of all State legislation, and recommendations for any Congressional legislation, necessary for revitalization of the Militia of the State.

6. Upon receipt of the Advisory Commission’s final report, the Legislature shall without delay, and in any event no more than thirty (30) days later, adopt such report with such amendments as the Legislature shall deem proper, and then enact such legislation based on such amended report as will most effectively and expeditiously revitalize the Militia: furthermore, the Legislature by Resolution shall urge the Congressional delegation of said State to introduce and support legislation in Congress that adopts the recommendations presented in the Advisory Commission’s final report as amended.

* The term militia, inherently separate from the State National Guard, means ‘Constitutional Defense Force’ comprising all citizenry capable of bearing arms and under proper authority, in defense of themselves and the states.


WHEREAS, the Second Amendment mandates that “the Right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” and

WHEREAS, Natural Law affirms the Right to defense of one’s Life and Property, and

WHEREAS, Citizens are reminded that the U. S. Constitution is the Supreme Law of the land, and that state laws repugnant to the Second Amendment are null and void – including, but not limited to, illegal and unconstitutional restrictions on open and/or concealed carry.

NOW THEREFORE, We, the Continental Congress 2009, declare that a proper method to counter federal usurpation of said Rights is to encourage the People of each of the Several States to study and exercise their Right to keep and bear arms, and to engage in the following civic actions:

1. Meet with your County Sheriff and ask for assistance and guidance in establishing a Constitutional Militia.*

* The term militia, inherently separate from the State National Guard, means ‘Constitutional Defense Force’ comprising all citizenry capable of bearing arms and under proper authority, in defense of themselves and the states.

2. Converse, build coalitions, and develop networks of communication with like-minded organizations concerning the importance of Constitutional Militias, preparedness, and the protection of our Right to keep and bear arms;

3. Lobby State Legislatures to introduce and/or pass a version of what is commonly referred to as the “Firearms Freedom Act”;

4. Utilize existing “Second Amendment Scorecards” on each of their representatives.

(from Articles of Freedom, the Works of the Continental Congress 2009)

Click here to read part 6 of this series.

Rosanna Pulido for Congress

The above video is a very stirring speech by a very brave American fighting against the forces of evil in Mr. Obama’s own backyard. She is the founder of the Illinois Minutemen and is a 912 endorsed candidate. I don’t agree with everything you say, Miss Pulido, but you definitely have my endorsement.

She believes that abortions should always be illegal. She supports eliminating restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns. She opposes United States’ support for the creation of a Palestinian state. She supports a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, but opposes federal regulations on internet gambling. She opposes the bailouts.

This special election will take place on February 2. To see a debate between all of the candidates for Congress in the 5th district of Illinois click here. To contribute to Miss Pulido’s campaign, click here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Obama State Of The Union Bingo Card

Hat tip to Rod C. who sent me this bingo card, which I have been marking off any words that (Soetoro a/k/a) Obama uses in his State of the Union speech tonight. About an hour into the speech I still did not get a bingo.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, 6 years is enough!

Three Liberal Peas in a Pod
(Sen. Sherrod Brown, Pres. Soetoro/Obama & Gov. Strickland)

The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch runs a regular feature in its newspaper identifying an important issue to the local community and asking the vote of the readers on that issue along with any comments they may have. Occasionally I will respond and comment on the issue raised, as I did in regard to today's (Tuesday's) topic. The Governor of Ohio, Ted Strickland, a staunch Soetoro/Obama supporter and an extreme leftist himself, gave his state of the state address today.

The Hot Issue, Tuesday, January 26, 2010:

What should be the governor's highest priority in 2010?

My Response:

Finding a new job for HIMSELF! Because in November there will be a great repudiation of his failed liberal policies. He was one of the prominent supporters of our current president and you can see what he has not done for this state or for this nation.

Martha Coakley, another job neither saved nor created

“The President is very disappointed that Democrat Martha Coakley lost last week’s senate election.

“Because if Coakley had won, there finally would be one job the White House could actually claim it saved or created!”

- - - NewsBusted, Episode 1/26/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

It’s all relatives

Here is a “good clean joke” that Bo passed on to me. Thanks, Bo, excellent!

"Father O'Malley rose from his bed. It was a fine spring day in his new Washington DC parish. He walked to the window of his bedroom to get a deep breath of air and to see the beautiful day outside. He then noticed there was a jackass lying dead in the middle of his front lawn.

"He promptly called the US House of Representatives for assistance.

"The conversation went like this: "Good morning. This is speaker Pelosi. How might I help you?"

”"And the best of the day to yerself. This is Father O'Malley at St.Brigid's. There's a jackass lying dead in me front lawn. Would ye be so kind as to send a couple o' yer lads to take care of the matter?"

”Speaker Pelosi, considering herself to be quite a wit, replied with a smirk, "Well now father, it was always my impression that you people took care of last rites!"

”There was dead silence on the line for a long moment.

”Father O'Malley then replied: "Aye, that's certainly true, but we are also obliged to first notify the next of kin."”

Monday, January 25, 2010

Media is guilty of sins of omission for Obama in '09

The Media Research Center (MRC) just released the following report, "Omitting for Obama: How the MSM Deliberately Censored New Media Scoops in '09." The following is the opening paragraph form that report's executive summary:

"The Obama administration was embarrassed by a series of revelations about its most radical actions, assumptions, and associations in 2009. While Fox News and the conservatives on talk radio and the Internet broke and developed these stories, Americans following only the "mainstream" media would never have heard these reports. Instead of acting as government watchdogs holding the people in power accountable, the nation’s broadcast news networks deliberately suppressed and de facto censored embarrassing scoops – at least until President Obama or Congress took action and made them impossible to ignore . . .

Read the entire report here.

The MRC report goes into detail, giving specific examples of where the opposition media commits malpractice. The MSM (main stream or opposition) media's treatment of Governor Sarah Palin when compared with its treatment of the gaff-prone VP Joe Biden is also most revealing. You can feel the animus whenever Governor Palin is mentioned. The opposition media overlooks much of Biden's foolishness, however.

Government today, a fecal matter

K.C. sent me this marvelous flow diagram, which captures the true nature and accomplishments of the Soetoro/Obama-Pelosi-Reid lead federal government in Wastingaton, D.C. (District of Corruption). The picture below says it all and is much better than trying to decipher trillions of teleprompted words!

What a stinking mess we've been dealt

Sunday, January 24, 2010

1/22/2010 D.C. March for Life, Young People Get It!

Hat tip to who's article, "Newsweek Could Have Just Asked Colleagues at WaPo About Young Pro-Life Women (With Photo Essay)," included the following photos and others from the March for Life held in Washington, D.C. this past Friday.


March for Life in Washington, D.C. Friday 1/22/10 37th anniverary of Roe v. Wade

Maafa21, Black Genocide in 21st Century America (2009)

Today is Sanctity of (Human) Life Sunday. The whole previous week was a commemoration of the anniversary of the wicked, evil, fatal, and flawed decision of the United States Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade. In that decision the court created the imaginary “woman’s right” to murder her baby, her fellow human being.

It is a tragedy of epic proportions. It makes the destruction that occurred recently in Haiti, minuscule by comparison. Hundreds of thousands died in Haiti. Millions die yearly in America alone. Look at the sympathy and support that the poor Haitians rigthtfuly received from the many caring citizens of America and many other parts of the world. Even the poor country of Liberia on the African continent gave aid to Haiti!

This week I watched the movie Maafa21. It is a powerful documentary exposing that part of the Leftist agenda that has pronounced war on minority people.

The word used in the title of the movie, “maafa” is defined in Wikipedia as follows:

"Maafa (also known as the African Holocaust or Holocaust of Enslavement) is a word derived from the Swahili term for disaster, terrible occurrence or great tragedy.[1][2] The term refers to the 500 years of suffering of Africans and the African diaspora, through slavery, imperialism, colonialism, invasion, oppression, dehumanization and exploitation.[2][3] The term also refers to the social and academic policies that were used to invalidate or appropriate the contributions of African peoples to humanity as a whole,[2] and the residual effects of this persecution, as manifest in contemporary society. [4]"

The grisly execution of human beings by abortion in America must similarly be defined. It, too, is an American Holocaust. Abortion is an American atrocity, a travesty of justice and morality.

Maafa21 exposes, tracks, and traces the American Eugenics movement and its close tie and interrelationship with the modern day provider of Eugenics and infanticide especially targeted on minorities in America, the wanton, mass-murdering machine, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

So, what is Eugenics, you might ask? provides on explanation:

“Study of human improvement by genetic means. The first thorough exposition of eugenics was made by Francis Galton, who in Hereditary Genius (1869) proposed that a system of arranged marriages between men of distinction and women of wealth would eventually produce a gifted race. The American Eugenics Society, founded in 1926, supported Galton's theories. U.S. eugenicists also supported restriction on immigration from nations with "inferior" stock, such as Italy, Greece, and countries of eastern Europe, and argued for the sterilization of insane, retarded, and epileptic citizens. Sterilization laws were passed in more than half the states, and isolated instances of involuntary sterilization continued into the 1970s. The assumptions of eugenicists came under sharp criticism beginning in the 1930s and were discredited after the German Nazis used eugenics to support the extermination of Jews, blacks, and homosexuals.”
The movie points out that Planned Parenthood has deliberately located its facilities, its killing factories, in low income neighborhoods in order to make it easy for blacks, Hispanics and other minorities to obtain their services.

Probably the best way to give you a glimpse of the power of this movie is a brief transcript a portion of the movie:
“Since 1973, “legal” abortion has killed more African-Americans than:
· Cancer,
· Diabetes,
· Heart disease, and
· Violent crime

“Every week more black babies die in American abortion “clinics” than were killed in the entire Vietnam War. And the largest abortion clinics in the United States are operated by Planned Parenthood!”

Clenard Childress, a black man who is a feature speaker throughout the movie, states near the end of the movie, “We have now reached a point in this country that African-American women, who make up 12% of the population, account for 37% of all abortions. The African-American baby is almost 5 times more likely to be aborted, than a white child.”

Childress continues, “The abortion industry at this point kills as many African-American people every four days as the Klan killed in 150 years!"

Childress tellingly concludes, “You can truly say that the most dangerous place for an African-American to be is in the womb of their African-American mother!”

I highly recommend this movie to Christians and to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of one of the underlying motivations that drives the Leftist, Socials agenda here in America. It clearly identifies one of the destructive forces that is driving this nation to the brink of extinction.


This is the only move that I have given ***** out of *****. As a powerful, pertinent and penetrating documentary it is very fact-oriented and filled with up to now hidden truths. It will open the eyes of blacks and whites and should unite all of us and awake us to he terrible savagery that we are permitting to occur daily in this former bastion of life and liberty. No longer should we accept the status quo. Enough of the killing of our fellow Americans. Abortion stops a beating heat. We must stop abortion now!

Educate yourself. This movie offers a extremely powerful tool to do just that . . .

You can purchase the movie at!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Grading of the Presidency

“As you may remember, President (Soetoro aka) Obama recently gave his presidency a grade of B+.
“Meanwhile the rest of the world gave him a C.

“C as in Creed Deeds, Corzine, Copenhagen, Copenhagen again, and now Coakley! ”

- - - NewsBusted, Episode 1/22/09

NewsBusted is a conservative comedy webcast about the news of the day, uploaded every Tuesday and every Friday. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.
See right panel of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Late Night Takes - Pay-the-President-to-Resign!

Who should resign now?

Late Night Jokes

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

● Today officially marks the beginning of President (Soetoro aka) Obama’s second year in office. He has three years left, but NBC offered him $45 million to leave altogether.

This joke is courtesy of which periodically sends out an email compilation of late night jokes, few of which are worth repeating . . . this was one of the exceptions.

President's one-year anniversary present

Happy Anniversary, Mr. President, from the people of Massachusetts & America!
Cartoon by William Warren as found on blog 1/21/10


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Articles of Freedom, part 4

This is a series of posts concerning the works of the 2009 Continental Congress. Last week I wrote about Article 2 of the Articles of Freedom, which was entitled “Constitutional Laws And The Declaration Of Independence”. Now I will continue with Article 3, the text of which follows my comments. I basically agree with it.

Section A of this third of the Articles of Freedom states, “A President who refuses every request to provide evidence that he is a Natural Born Citizen, as Article II requires.” I would added the word “alleged” or some other word to that effect before the word “President”.

When it says (see instruction B#1 and D#1), “affirming the jurisdiction of all federal courts to hear challenges to the Constitutionality of any action by any state or federal public official, elected or appointed, or agency or department”, I would have added the following language: “subject to exceptions lawfully made by Congress according to Article III section 2”.

I don’t see the purpose of the REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION #2 TO CONGRESS. Why is it divided into two points which are exactly the same except the first covers “proper” petitions and the second covers “all other” petitions?

Under instruction D#3 (to the Supreme Court) it says, “Remove any judge from office who violates the above, for violating his or her Oath of Office, and disqualify him or her from holding public office thereafter, all in accordance with existing Rules.” I don’t see how the U.S. Supreme Court has the legal authority to remove misbehaving judges. Article I section 3 gives the Senate the sole Power to try all impeachments. (The House of Representatives initiates the process.) The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court only presides when the President is impeached, not judges. The instruction is rightfully given to Congress in REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION #1.

As far as the civic action to signing this document, I don’t think I’m going to do it. Its not so much because of what I disagree with, but what’s missing. I get to that in a later article, Lord willing.




The Constitution for The United States of America is being violated. It has been violated over many years, by many administrations, by every branch of government, by each party.

Much as our forefathers repeatedly petitioned the King for redress of violation of their rights, We the People, pursuant to the last ten words of the First Amendment to the Constitution, otherwise known as the “accountability clause”, have repeatedly petitioned the three branches of our federal government for Redress of Grievances. The People have petitioned in many ways, over many years, by many means including, by individual, informal, written, and verbal communication, and by countless formal proper Petitions for Redress of Grievances. [See attached petitions]

Among the proper petitions filed are those related to:

1. Meddling in the internal affairs of other countries without any constitutional authority;

2. Undeclared wars in violation of the War Powers Clauses of Articles I and II;

3. The gifting and lending of public money and credit to private corporations for decidedly private purposes – bailouts – without any constitutional authority whatsoever;

4. A debt-based, fiat currency controlled by the Federal Reserve System, a cartel of private banks, all in violation of the Money Clauses of Article I;

5. Direct, un-apportioned taxes on labor in violation of the Tax Clauses of Article I;

6. Invasion of privacy and a developing police state in violation of the Privacy Clauses of the

4th Amendment;

7. Un-enforced immigration laws in violation of that mandate, plainly-worded in Article II of the Constitution, that requires the president to faithfully execute the laws;

8. A President who refuses every request to provide evidence that he is a Natural Born Citizen, as Article II requires.

9. The counting of votes in secret, as all machines do, in violation of the constitutional Right not only to vote, but to know that all votes are being accurately counted;

10. The absence of well-regulated State Militias, and the presence of federal gun control laws that violate the 2nd Amendment; and

11. The government’s attempt to merge the governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada into a “North American Union.”

These Petitions for Redress of Constitutional violations have been answered only with repeated injury. For instance, the Petitions served upon officials in the Executive and Legislative branches have been answered only with silence, notwithstanding the fact that the Government is obligated to respond, as the fulfillment of the logical process implied by the Accountability Clause (i.e., the last ten words of the First Amendment), which instructs the People of their Right to Petition and thus their Right to be answered. Petitions for Redress filed with the courts by individuals or small groups are repeatedly dismissed for “lack of standing.” Before the Courts will hear a constitutional challenge of a violation by the Government, they require each and every individual Petitioner to prove to the Court that he has the right to “stand” before the Court to argue his case against the Government. To prove his “standing,” the courts require proof that the Petitioner’s injury (resulting from the government’s violation of the Constitution) is different in kind and degree – more concrete and particularized -- than the harm suffered by every other person in the country. Since this is not possible, the Court’s definition of "Standing" means that all unwelcomed constitutional challenges from the People will be dismissed. This position prevents the very foundation upon which the Declaration of Independence and Constitution are built: that each and every provision of the Constitution is a guarantee to each and every person of an INDIVIDUAL, UNALIENABLE RIGHT. In a system based on the Letter and Spirit of our Founding Documents, every violation of the Constitution does in fact injure or harm the INDIVIDUAL, and should thereby give him or her the RIGHT to stand in Court to seek relief.

Under these facts and circumstances, it is well settled in American jurisprudence that silence is an admission. The government, by its silence, has admitted to its violations of the Constitution.

Wherefore, We the People now find the three branches of government to be in violation of the Accountability Clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution; the public officials to be guilty of dereliction of duty in violation of their Oath of Office; and their actions, as listed in the aforementioned Petitions for Redress, to be outside the boundaries drawn around their power and, therefore, unconstitutional.


Because the federal judiciary dismisses for “lack of standing” or “lack of jurisdiction” those Petitions by citizens who seek to remedy violations of the Constitution by public officials, the Congress of the United States shall adopt legislation to amend the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure:

1. affirming the jurisdiction of all federal courts to hear challenges to the Constitutionality of any action by any state or federal public official, elected or appointed, or agency or department; and

2. to prohibit any and all federal courts from denying standing to any individual to challenge the Constitutionality of any action by any state or federal public officials, elected or appointed; and

3. to assure that any state or federal judge who violates the Rule related to paragraph “1” or “2” above shall be deemed to have violated his or her Oath of Office and shall be removed from office in accordance with existing Rules and disqualified from holding public office thereafter, and

4. defining the meaning of the word “proper,” within the context of the first paragraph above, as follows:

The term “Petition” is not defined in the Constitution. To be sure, a communication, to be protected as a Petition to the Government for Redress of Grievances would have to embody certain components to ensure that the document was a Petition and not a “pretended petition.” Not all communications, nor just any document, can be regarded as a Constitutionally-protected Petition for Redress of Grievances. Petitions for Redress that qualify for protection by the First Amendment include Petitions to remedy violations of the Constitution, which:

 are serious and documented, not frivolous;

 contain no falsehoods;

 are not absent probable cause;

 have the quality of a dispute;

 come from a person outside of the formal political culture;

 contain both a “direction” and a “demand” for relief;

 have been punctilious (meaning, it follows formatting conventions);

 address public, collective grievances;

 involve Constitutional Principles;

 have been signed only or primarily by citizens;

 have been dignified (meaning authenticated);

 have widespread participation and consequences;

 are instruments of deliberation not agitation;

 prove new information;

 do not advocate violence or crime.


Because public officials in the Legislative and Executive branches refuse to respond to proper Petitions for Redress of Grievances, the Congress of the United States shall adopt a concurrent Resolution:

1. affirming the fact that every public official, state or federal, elected or appointed is obligated to respond to proper Petitions for Redress of Grievances, where the term, “proper Petition” is defined in Instruction B#4 above;

2. affirming the fact that every public official, state or federal, elected or appointed shall respond to all other Petitions for Redress of Grievances.


1. Affirm the jurisdiction of all state and federal courts to hear challenges to the Constitutionality of any action by any state or federal public official, elected or appointed, or agency or department;

2. Prohibit any and all federal and state courts from denying standing to any individual to challenge the Constitutionality of any action by any state or federal public officials, elected or appointed, or agency or department; and that

3. Remove any judge from office who violates the above, for violating his or her Oath of Office, and disqualify him or her from holding public office thereafter, all in accordance with existing Rules.


The President shall affirm the fact that every public official, state or federal, elected or appointed is obligated to respond to proper Petitions for Redress of Grievances.


Each of the several State Legislatures shall adopt legislation, as necessary, to recall from office any elected or appointed public official for failure to respond to any proper Petition for Redress of Grievances;

1. The State Legislatures shall refuse to accept any and all federal funds until all three branches of the federal government are in compliance with the Instructions in “B” through “E” above;

2. The State Legislatures shall adopt legislation providing for the institution of a Citizens’ Grand Jury for the purpose of hearing complaints and issuing indictments, against any public official who may be in violation of his or her Oath of Office and/or of the Accountability Clause of the 1st Amendment;

3. The state legislatures shall adopt legislation removing impediments to and restoring writs of quo warranto and to obtain a hearing on the merits.


1. Instruct the State Legislatures and members of Congress to adopt the aforementioned;

2. Form coalitions or groups to lobby State Legislatures and members of Congress to obtain the adoption of the aforementioned;

3. Instruct State Officials to remove all Oath violators from their positions of authority; and

4. Sign these Articles of Freedom to give the aforementioned the moral authority it requires.

(from Articles of Freedom, the Works of the Continental Congress 2009)

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