Did the Supreme Court get it wrong..?
Today the U.S. Supreme Court released some more of its rulings. This week it just happened to be Arizona – and the state’s immigration law that states everyone who wants to vote must have some proof of his or her U.S. citizenship before electing to do so.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states could not, on their own require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.
The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona’s voter-approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use a registration form produced under the federal “Motor Voter” voter registration law.
Fundamentally with all research still being sourced – we have a rather unique problem with this type ruling. First notice that it was a “voter-approved requirement” which still leaves the IX Amendment something that consequently is basically unknown to most Americans. The Ninth Amendment is referred to as a construction amendment. Basically meaning that Madison’s statement that the Amendment states but a rule of construction, making clear that a Bill of Rights might not by implication be taken to increase the powers of the national government in areas not enumerated, and that it does not contain within itself any guarantee of a right or a proscription of an infringement.
Therefore, without further adieu here is what the 9th (Ninth) Amendment is saying:
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Rather, the Ninth Amendment shows a belief of the Constitution’s authors that fundamental rights exist that are not expressly enumerated in the first eight amendments and an intent that the list of rights included there not be deemed exhaustive.
“Today’s decision sends a strong message that states cannot block their citizens from registering to vote by superimposing burdensome paperwork requirements on top of federal law,” said Nina Perales, vice president of litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and lead counsel for the voters who challenged Proposition 200.
This is a clear and unobstructed view of how special interests groups collude with the federal government in matters of their wanting. Notice that it states Nina Perales, “…Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and lead counsel for the voters who challenged Proposition 200.
We are sure that she is referring to the other forms of identification warranted by the before mentioned “Motor Voter” voter registration law. Therefore, for those interested we now move to the X (Tenth) Amendment which states:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The Tenth Amendment was intended to confirm the understanding of the people at the time the Constitution was adopted, that powers not granted to the United States were reserved to the States or to the people. It added nothing to the instrument as originally ratified.
The past decade or so has seen a widespread increase in legislation addressing voting procedures, often taking the form of laws imposing voter identification requirements. Although many states now have their own laws addressing voting procedures and ID requirements, at the federal level the Help America Vote Act, or HAVA, was passed in 2002 in response to some of the controversial issues that arose during the 2000 presidential elections.
Under HAVA, individuals who are registering to vote must provide their current valid driver’s license number, if they have one. If they do not have one, then they must provide the last four digits of their Social Security Number (SSN). If they do not have either of these forms of identification, then they will have to provide proof of identity at the polling booth when they go to vote.
Last, but not least, voters should be aware that even if they fail to provide proof of identity at the polling booth, they must still be allowed to vote under HAVA. However, their votes will be considered provisional, and will not be counted in the results unless the voter’s identity is confirmed in a timely manner. Additionally, every voter is entitled to know if his or her vote was counted or not. The law facilitates this by requiring each state to develop a system whereby provisional voters may access, for free, information as to the status of their provisional vote.
But where is the Reform?
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.”
— U.S. Const. amendment XIV, § 1
Every year, 300,000 to 400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in the United States. Despite the foreign citizenship and illegal status of the parent, the executive branch of the U.S. government automatically recognizes these children as U.S. citizens upon birth. The same is true of children born to tourists and other aliens who are present in the United States in a legal but temporary status. Since large-scale tourism and mass illegal immigration are relatively recent phenomena, it is unclear for how long the U.S. government has followed this practice of automatic “birthright citizenship” without regard to the duration or legality of the mother’s presence.
Eminent legal scholars and jurists, including Professor Peter Schuck of Yale Law School and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner, have questioned whether the 14th Amendment should be read to mandate such a permissive citizenship policy. Nevertheless, the practice has become the de facto law of the land without any input from Congress or the American public.
This is where we see a huge disparity between the not-so-able-minded-congressional officials and the majority of the American population. Work with me here folks…what kind of sense does it make to proclaim U.S. citizenship onto people who are not within the jurisdiction of the United States? Furthermore, for those who don’t want it or anything to do with it?
Advocates of maintaining this citizenship policy argue that the plain language of the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment protects automatic birthright citizenship for all children born to illegal and temporary aliens. However, several legal scholars and political scientists who have delved into the history of the 14th Amendment have concluded that “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” means precisely what it states.
The overwhelming majority of the world’s countries do not offer automatic citizenship to everyone born within their borders. Over the past few decades, many countries that once did so — including Australia, Ireland, India, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Malta, and the Dominican Republic — have repealed those policies. Other countries are considering changes.
It doesn’t take much rocket science or even the engineering sector within the U.S.A. to fully understand that there is no apparent reason to grant citizenship – and that in and of itself – would be construed as dual citizenship (especially for the temporary tourists and visitors).
Having stated that then why else would someone even care to do it? Understanding the 14th Amendment is paramount to any desirable debate behind it. You see, unlike today’s Congressional Members who seem to want to fix procedural idiocies by literally giving part of one or one’s nation to the undeserving law breaking illegal’s. Sure they are “undocumented” immigrants simply because one needs correct identification to attain the documents.
Now if crossing the border from Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panama, or any of the Caribbean islands or for that matter any of the other countries on Earth is beyond reasonable doubt an infraction of the rule of law in the USA; just think of the amount of crime that is committed in the document fraud business!
As for me and quite openly admitted – I truly believe that what the Gang of Eight are doing regarding immigration reform is egregious. For the first part, what precisely is being reformed?
As any responsible mature adult in this country knows – very well – that the media, given the opportunity will spin almost anything out of recognition.
Not that we here at The Contemplative Thinker have taken recent scandals and made light of them, oh contraire! However, we also believe that every newsworthy piece of information be properly scrutinized. (Notice keyword “properly.”)
We would like to caution everyone remotely interested in the George Zimmerman trial to be careful. In those types of public interest matters the big mainstream media outfits hire psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, community organizers, and more of the same of those given to mental manipulation.
What it is that we find interesting up to this point is how “impartial” many of the proposed jurors are?
From Fox News “Among those interviewed was a white man in his 20s who left the courtroom without being asked questions by defense attorneys after he gave answers to prosecutors indicating he would not be impartial. The juror, known as R-39 because potential panelists can be identified only by their numbers, said, “Murder is murder,” even if it is self-defense. Zimmerman, 29, is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming he shot Martin in self-defense.”
We all have to remember what this is and to keep that in a proper perspective. Unfortunately what we are dealing with is a person’s loss of life. Consequently therefore in order to remain objective keep the entire matter in its proper perspective – there just happens to be another human being who is involved and sees it a much different way.
In other matters… Vote for Border Security hits the Senate floor
While the Committee accepted numerous amendments, none changed the core provisions of the bill and many amendments made the bill worse. In the end, the Judiciary Committee approved the bill, as amended, by a vote of 13 to 5. The Senate will likely take up the bill on the floor in early June.
It is early, almost mid-June and the Border Security aspect of the bill was defeated. For the most part, after espousing this ideology for years now, I still do not portend to know or understand what these Senator’s do
for a living.
If I were not a level headed man, I’d start SCREAMING AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE to vote every one of them out. However, there are some newer ones of the lot that appear to be well worth of whatever they do.
Yet I feel relatively certain that the majority of the USA understands what I am referring too. How many Senator’s have died of natural causes in the last two or three years? All things being equal there does exist an
executive branch agency that does have an age rule on when one’s career must change.
The agency is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which still has rules in place for when a pilot is no longer able to fly. Help me here, isn’t that in some violation of at least Age Discrimination laws?
And finally for today…ask yourselves please – if 70 percent of the American public wants Border Security before anything else is going to be done – please help me out again…why would the Senate be so avidly against securing the border?
Therefore we leave now asking everyone who can read, to please read this!
All of the reasons that led to the defeat of the 2007 Bush amnesty remain valid today. When it comes to the economic reasons why it was defeated, those reasons are even more valid today. In 2007, there were 7.4 million Americans unemployed. Today there are 12.3 million Americans unemployed.
It’s important to realize that the 12.3 million number is understating the problem because of the millions that have dropped out of the labor work force. A more realistic estimate of under employed and unemployed Americans stands at about 23 million. It is estimated that 8 million jobs are now occupied by illegal aliens.
What possible justification is there for elected officials, who are supposed to be governing on behalf of their citizens, to support any initiative that would be cause for this trend to continue and grow? How is it in the best interests of the constituencies of the supporters of amnesty to allow 8 million jobs to remain occupied by people who broke our laws, violated our sovereignty and don’t belong here in the first place?
Not only is the employment situation much bleaker this time around, government spending is out control and threatens to bring down the entire economy. How would adding 12 million people to the Obamacare roles improve that situation? It won’t. It will worsen it by billions. State and local budgets are equally strained. Providing social benefits for illegal aliens keeps them that way. We couldn’t afford amnesty in 2007 and we certainly can’t afford it now.
Then there are the brainwashed open borders liberals, and some republicans, who spew the “but illegal aliens do pay taxes”. I’ve already seen this popping up on comment boards and forums. But just like in 2007 when they tried to spread this hollow propaganda, it is false this time around too. Yes they do pay taxes. But what they pay pales in comparison to what they cost.
It’s not just about costs or the economics of illegal immigration. It’s about the rule of law. One set of laws for everyone with no one above the law. The rule of law is a pillar upon which this country was founded.
Amnesty provides a separate set of laws for illegal aliens and puts them above the laws that the rest of us must follow. Amnesty directly erodes this pillar. Especially at a time when the current administration has trashed the rule of law time and time again with bailouts, executive orders, gun running, gun confiscation and on and on. It is clear that the political elite no longer have the consent of the governed and if you don’t know what that ultimately leads to; maybe time for a little research.
So why is amnesty being pushed by our political elite? For the democrats, they want the votes. They will get them too as they very adept at buying votes with taxpayer paid goodies. The vast majority of the illegal alien population is needy. They will vote with their pocket books and put anyone in office that promises them freebies. For republicans, it’s votes too. Somehow they’ve been convinced against logic and history that if they cave to amnesty, they will reap Hispanic votes. History, of course, does not support this.
On a different note…
In a letter to Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), ICE Union President Chris Crane says the Gang of Eight’s bill, S.744, is flawed because it places “new restrictions on interior enforcement.” Crane writes that the bill would make the current situation worse and more hazardous and urges them to reject S.744 and instead focus on Rep. Trey Gowdy’s (R-S.C.) interior enforcement bill and Rep. John Barrow’s (D-Ga.) border security and interior enforcement legislation introduced in the House.
As for us, the absolute tragedy even discussing this mess of an immigration bill is as follows: What the Hades is the Senate trying to accomplish. Far be it from me, an original Business Management with emphasis in Mass Communication as an undergraduate at university, soon only to change for Organizational Communication.
Let’s look at a “model” for addressing matters of success. Some people use Business plans, others use Marketing plans but to be successful one needs to have a plan.
First, what is the stated objective of the Gang of Eight’s Comprehensive Reform Bill? Once the objective has been publicly stated then as a must the Senator’s in the Gang of Eight must begin to set goals, and more objectives, and then as if on a timeline the narrowing and whittling away to gain on those stated objectives until completion.
We should never do anything halfway insofar as it is just wrong. Just as a reminder for tonight it is important to remember the meaning of objective. Objectives are free of bias, based on facts, observable, exist independently of mind, and at times objectives can also be goals, targets, purpose, intent, and unprejudiced.
Prior to going berserk and launching into a tirade about a few misnomers that are happening especially by the “more seasoned” portion of Congress, that being the Senate there are just a few issues we should address if we ever again have a hope of reclaiming this nation.
Issue #1 – Is the unlegislated supply of arms and machinery of war that is being doled off to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Today we read shockingly for us that,
“Damnable U.S. Senators Send Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood – 20 U.S. Taxpayer F-16 Fighter Jets and 200 Abrams Tanks: While They Crucify Our Christians! Senators Must Be Stopped!”
Lately we’ve been getting our fair share of what we refer to as “Comments of Dissention” where our readers of those nations who are suffering at the hands of radical governments or other mean of religious cleansing. Folks this is just about more than we are able to stand.
Recently whilst poll gathering and reporting we came across a stupefying statistic that we are having serious doubts about now. We read that the only measure of similarities that exist between nations, according to the United Nations, is the notion of religious tolerance, or as reported Religious Rights along with freedom for a person to worship as they wish.
Today we are well-aware of Coptic Christians being persecuted in Egypt; moreover, we now find that other Christians are being decimated in Nigeria, Sudan, as well as regions of the Congo. Now if we tie in the atrocities of violence in Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Yemen again aimed at Christians one would think that the U.S. would be a bit more discretionary on who and where these huge sums of money are being sent as well as whose side the U.S. is taking in Syria.
The following is from an article written by Jennifer Rubin, in the Washington Post:
“Amid the discussion of the feckless White House stance toward Syria and its implications for preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapons capability, we should not lose track of the human rights catastrophe.
In a cruel (maybe clueless?) bit of timing, on May 1 the White House blog recited the following:
On April 23 of last year, President Obama visited the Holocaust Museum, and unveiled a comprehensive strategy to prevent mass atrocities.
In his remarks at the Museum, the President reflected on places where the United States’ efforts had helped prevent or mitigate surges of violence and had saved innocent lives. One year later, the U.S. Government has done… the U.S. Government has done much to keep faith with this commitment. At the President’s direction, we have stood up an interagency Atrocities Prevention Board, which monitors emerging threats, focuses U.S. Government efforts, and develops new tools and capabilities. In January 2013, the President signed expanded war crimes rewards legislation, giving the State Department a new tool to promote accountability for the worst crimes known to humankind. Earlier this month, the United States supported the U.N. General Assembly’s adoption of an Arms Trade Treaty with robust safeguards against export of weapons for use in genocide, crimes against humanity, and other enumerated atrocities.
Oh, but it’s done nothing about 75,000 dead Syrians or Syria’s use of chemical weapons, itself a war crime. The White House’s passivity with regard to Syria is stunning.
Issue #2 – Why are we arming factions of rebels in different nations; furthermore, why are we (the United States) doling out substantial amounts of money, food, and other forms of aid when we should be using these entitlements as leverage.
Issue #3 — What is it with the more seasoned legislator’s referred to as the Senate, doing with the outright plagiarism of a bill (please have a look here or, please read the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.)
Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. The act made it illegal to knowingly hire or recruit illegal immigrants, required employers to attest to their employees’ immigration status, and granted amnesty to approximately three million illegal immigrants who entered the United States prior to January 1, 1982, and had lived in the country continuously.
Critics argue that the employer sanctions were without teeth and failed to stem illegal immigration. Upon signing the act at a ceremony held beside the newly refurbished Statue of Liberty, Reagan said, “The legalization provisions in this act will go far to improve the lives of a class of individuals who now must hide in the shadows, without access to many of the benefits of a free and open society.
Very soon many of these men and women will be able to step into the sunlight and, ultimately, if they choose, they may become Americans.” Reagan also said, “The employer sanctions program is the keystone and major element. It will remove the incentive for illegal immigration by eliminating the job opportunities which draw illegal aliens here.” Nothing is new with the exception of the nation’s Senators being deceptive.
Scandals…what! Accountability Issues
Let’s look at simple accountability; and how it relates to transparency. For the longest period of time we have been writing about accountability on this site so much that it is the biggest “TAG” we have. Where we stand there is more than duty, honor, and trust when it comes down to holding public office in this country.
Anytime that a person – regardless of who they work for – accepts a position of leadership they also are accepting responsibility, liability, culpability, and answerability for issues that may occur in their charter of responsibility.
This is not a new concept. There is a reason why the POTUS carries the title of Commander-in-Chief. Most of all dimensions of government have been set up with accountability added in. Let us never forget the cliché, “That’s why you get the big bucks…”
Therefore knowing that accountability is part of the job what exactly does this mean. According to our dictionary being held accountable means taking the responsibility to somebody or for something. Furthermore, accountability lists the amplitude to explain what it is that has happened and every reason why.
Please join me in making the most heinous, make-shift accountable people, in the world known and let’s ask for some accountability.
We would be shirking in our own responsibilities if we did not at least mention Ann Coulter and what she pronounces in most all of her best-selling books. Just as in the way she describes how liberals will change (or try to change) the subject being debated to something that will better suit their needs and agenda than the original topic.
Let’s just have a look at some specifics using Ms. Coulter’s theory. The left has come up with the illusion of scandals that have been created and nurtured by those on the right. How could this possibly be?
The notion behind a scandal is a situation or event that causes public outrage or censure. Taking this definition just a bit further we find that a scandal is caused by public outrage as a consequence of a particular event. All of these illusions, situations, that cause public outrage as a consequence of an event that ends up being malicious talk; however, we would argue even more so that the malicious talk comes from one of the consequences of abusing a people’s trust.
So then who started all of the Benghazi-gate fiasco in the first place? Well I can assure you it wasn’t anyone from the right who concocted a story about an eight minute video that insulted Islam. Furthermore, I not going to try and make you believe that it was me who believed that the infamous “Talking Points” used by our Ambassador to the United Nations, Ms. Susan Rice, in a mass media situation. Just so you know those “Talking Points” were edited several times by the CIA, FBI, and members in the White House.
Therefore using a line of common sense how much of those talking points were used in the public disgrace offered up by Eric Holder and the Justice Department for gaining access to private information of James Rosen?
And no! Hell no it is not considered piling on when we find out that the nation’s keeper of the money has been targeting not only organizations but individuals as well. This is a matter that caused the resignation of President Nixon.
Now then…back to good old fashioned accountability. Enough of the “I don’t recall, or I don’t know” a la Eric Holder and back to Fast & Furious. Now we have people within the IRS saying the exact same thing albeit they are still being paid and receiving promotions.
There’s no chance President Barack Obama knew nothing of the IRS targeting conservative groups, says political pundit Dick Morris. Why else would IRS Commissioner Douglas Schulman have visited the White House at least once a week?
“The incredible frequency of the White House visits — essentially weekly — indicate that Obama must have been deeply involved with the inner workings of the audits and harassment of conservative groups,” Morris writes on his website, DickMorris.com.
Morris asks what other reason would have brought Schulman to the White House 157 times during the period that groups with “tea party,” “patriot” and other conservative buzzwords in their names were being targeted for extra scrutiny.
As for our staff here at The Contemplative Thinker stand in basic agreement with Mr. Morris.
One has to understand that (1- this is an extraordinary amount of visits to the White House…for any person for any reason. (2- We feel uncomfortable that the POTUS would have this kind of time for anyone or anything. (3-Insofar as Benghazi-gate was an all out effort to deceive the American people and the world, collectively with flying Green Cards being issued at will, we feel that the President intentionally set these actions going so as to shield other attempts at voter fraud and of course, the campaign process.
It is important to note that during that period of time July to November 2012 that the President was spreading a lot of increase tax information just about in any way to disrupt the average American taxpayer.
Interestingly Mr. Morris uses an agency chief scenario “Not ObamaCare. Not without having (Health and Human Services) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in attendance, you wouldn’t,” Morris says. “About Treasury issues? Deficit reduction? Not without Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.”
The reason, Morris says, is that Obama was following the IRS actions with an “obsessive, personal involvement.”
The Citizens United ruling galvanized Obama into action, Morris says, and “tapped so deeply into his psyche that he was determined personally to supervise the castration of the wealthy people and groups whose access to the political system was opened wide by the U.S. Supreme Court.”
We believe that this has been the agenda of the Obama White House since. We are not sure that there has ever been another President in history that has colluded so much against wealthy people whilst holding envy toward those who have money. Furthermore, this POTUS has ignored any and all standards of the U.S. Constitution when it has pleased him.
Schulman held a subordinate, non-policy making position, Morris said, so to have seen him 157 times, Obama had to have been “a president on a mission.”
The scandal is not one of a rogue agency, Morris says, but one of a rogue president using the agency for his personal purposes. “This action clearly indicates an instrument of vengeance, or self-defense, and of political influence.”
President Richard Nixon was doomed, Morris says, when the public realized that his own paranoia had infected his entire administration.
“When Chuck Colson led the plumbers unit to investigate leaks and to use the IRS to terrify and intimidate his enemies, we realized that he was operating as Nixon’s man doing Nixon’s bidding based on the needs of Nixon’s psyche,” he writes.
The Alabama Republican offered 17 amendments, championed the concerns of border-enforcement employee unions, and decried the cost to taxpayers. Ahead of a Senate Judiciary Committee vote, Sessions produced a letter denouncing the proposal signed by opinion makers such as Laura Ingraham.
There was an additional name mentioned in Senator Sessions’ letter and after careful reasoning I have decided to place it in this writing. It is Michelle Malkin who was included as being an opinion maker. And justifiably so – not only did Ms. Malkin produce in advance of every other person a best-selling warning Americans about Obama’s Culture of Corruption. Even more important is Ms. Malkin’s plethora of knowledge of America’s complete immigration status including the original Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
It is not just that Ms. Malkin is knowledgeable about immigration affairs – she has also written one could only presume was a best-seller titled, Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores. Copy written in 2002 Malkin leaves not bush, rock, even a pebble unturned.
With all due respect to Senator Jeff Sessions rather than put the hex on those experts who certainly could hold their own at any Senate Judiciary Committee meeting seems to me that those arrogant Senators should be enlisting the help of any and all experts they can find.
In fact when are these quasi-leaders going to understand what’s at stake here? An aptly named old fogies list of Senators, “The Gang of Eight” bills themselves out at nothing other than bipartisan politics hence the name – four Democrats and four Republicans that are as reliable and viable as Senator Leahy’s statement, “I intend to proceed to comprehensive immigration reform with all deliberate speed.”
Far be it from me but isn’t Leahy actually saying no compromises, no public opinion, I will in all due haste go out deliberately with speed and little input from the other 330 million or so Americans. And serve those special interest groups such as La Raza, MALDEF, and any number of advocacy groups that want open borders and folks walking in and out of what used to be considered a sovereign country.
Senate supporters of immigration reform think they emerged from the judiciary panel’s hearings in a strong position, adopting key amendments to help mitigate criticisms. In 2007, when a bipartisan group offered a bill, Senate leaders avoided the committee process and took the legislation directly to the floor, where opponents quickly fractured the coalition with “poison pill” amendments.
The committee vote was only the first skirmish in a long battle ahead for a bill that represents the most sweeping overhaul of immigration law in nearly three decades, its prospects buoyed in part by Republican worries over a lack of Latino support.
I can’t help but believe in my heart of hearts that what the Senate is trying to do is to make up for over three decades of doing absolutely nothing concerning immigration reform. And as far as Republican worries over a lack of Latino support, just shows their mutual arrogance by not giving Hispanics/Latino’s credit for what they know.
I will share this with you, my dedicated readers, Hispanics/Latino’s know about systemic politics. They know that they are getting free Obamacare, which it is going to cost the US taxpayers in excess of $6.5 Trillion dollars, as well as all of the accumulated entitlement costs.
The goal, in many cases, was not necessarily to alter the legislation but rather to force the four Gang of Eight members on the committee — Democrats Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) and Richard J. Durbin (Ill.) and Republicans Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) — into difficult votes on issues where Democrats and Republicans are ideologically opposed.
Nothing, so help me Lord, has there been such mockery, indecision, and corruption that just seems to go by – and so remarkably so that everyone, except the Ringmaster himself seems to be in awestruck and left wanting.
I will readily admit that in my experience there has never been such excrement – literally feces, dung, and various other remnant parts – floating around a Ringmaster and his Court we refer to as an executive branch of government.
The hilarious oddity given this situation is that either it will be very hard to seize the orchestrating culprits if for no other reason than “We the People” seem to buy what the latest flavor of dung is – or the most monumental excuses are proffered enough for everyone in the world to see the U.S. as complete and utterly incompetent.
And we will be taking challenges for the following two weeks if there is anyone out there who has seen or experienced factions within a government that this one under the leadership of Barack (Barry) Obama (Sotero) and the stupid people who are falling on their swords by the minute…moreover, by the scandal and in doing so what has been lost…nothing!
I really do apologize on behalf of The Contemplative Thinker as well as those who work here that have to put up with me. I beg your apologies my dear readers if it seems as though I am coming undone. Allow me to preempt some thoughts…
Currently we have in the United States investigations going on like parties; subsequently, for goodness sakes people ask yourselves this question: Are we investigating the right people for alleged crimes they’ve committed. If there is anything that we learned from Watergate it was twofold: the first part was aiming at the right person – let’s forget about the little guys and the bugger flickers; and at least President Richard Nixon had enough class to resign before the articles of impeachment were even dry.
America was set up with tolerance and a measured response to how much human nature it would take from rebellious factions. The United States were set up and anyone who is reading this should take the time to read the documentation that was used in the preparation of the guiding principles. The Declaration of Independence is one of the most astounding documents they relied on. Just a few worthy of mentions here:
The Rights of the Englishmen, just about anything from John Locke and Adam Smith, England during the Middle Ages was an officially Christian nation. Many ideas on how things should be done in law therefore had their origins in Judeo-Christian thought, from the Bible and from Christian theology.
Like it or not folks – however the fact remains that there is far too many references made throughout American history to justify otherwise. America’s social mores and constructs, counter culture analysis, and the way in which we live are the direct results of those who believed this to be true.
Therefore, as we continue to embarrass ourselves in the eyes of the world perhaps there is something that each person would be willing to contribute as a “collective article” here at The Contemplative Thinker. Okay it seems to me that approximately one year ago, or precisely April-May 2012 there was a press inundated with score sheets that Barack Obama carried with him and many people often checked to see if they were on any of “those lists.”
Now when one takes legitimate power entities such as the Associated Press International, Benghazi Libya, the Internal Revenue Service, and the State Department, Justice Department, the FBI, C.I.A., almost every intelligence agency truly known, as well as today’s ‘get back’ by Eric Holder to an AFT agent whistle-blower and hey, why not, Fast & Furious as well, the Attorney General of the United States finding newly acquired information to bring charges…this stuff is in a heap.
What kind of administration would go to the lengths…
What can you say about an administration that lies systematically about events leading up to the torture-murder of one of its ambassadors, U.S. military personnel and other U.S. citizens in Benghazi?
That can you say about an administration that uses drones to spy on its own citizens and to kill them overseas without due process. Has there ever been a time in the history of the U.S. where anyone remotely had domination complex?
What can you say about an administration that monitors the phone records of the largest news-gathering organization in the world – and one of the friendliest to that administration?
The only fair assessment is that it is a rogue administration. One that represents a frightening departure from any previous historical precedent in its authoritarian nature, one out of touch with the rule of law, one that is revealing itself to be prone to tyrannical policies and one that has committed so many impeachable offenses it’s becoming difficult to count them all.
And please don’t mind…but it is us who have stood by and done nothing whatsoever to stop this thug with his thuggery. (Please click here for further attribution.)
Almost on a daily basis now the police-state tactics of the Obama White House are on display. They no longer need to be ferreted out by a handful of independent journalists and the citizen blogosphere. Even the Big Media that have coddled Barack Obama and shielded him from scrutiny for nearly five years are shocked by what they see. (Please see this link.)
The latest abuse was revealed by the Associated Press – which was also the victim.
The lead says it all: “WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of…
The shocking report goes on to explain both work and personal phone records were seized and scrutinized.
“In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012,” the report continued. “The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown, but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.”
AP is, of course, outraged – and today sent a letter of protest to Attorney General Eric Holder, who, I predict, will not finish out his term in office.
“There can be no possible justification for such an over-broad collection of the telephone communications of the Associated Press and its reporters,” said the letter. “These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the news-gathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s news-gathering operations and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know,” wrote AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt.
Obama rose to power suddenly and, with the help of friendly media like the AP, was unstoppable in his bid for a second term. But he may be the cause of his own political undoing. Nobody likes what they are seeing in Washington today – not the left nor the right nor the mushy middle, not the so-called “mainstream media” nor its burgeoning alternative, not conservative legal watchdogs nor the American Civil Liberties Union.
The Obama administration is running out of cheerleaders.
This is big.
It’s a game-changer.
Obama is fighting off too many scandals – Benghazi-gate, IRS-gate and now Press-gate.
If this were almost any other president in American history, he would already be writing his resignation letter.