Sunday, July 11, 2010

My Line in the Sand: The Border

When it comes to drawing lines in the sand, that is, where I will not back-up another inch, nor allow the line to be crossed, I have been lax. We all have. But, this border issue has really gotten to me, and I declare, unquestionably, where my line in the sand is to be on the border.

There have been lawsuits filed against Arizona by private citizens of the U.S. Fine, that's their right.* But, there has been chatter of a lawsuit by the federal government against Arizona, and a lawsuit by the Mexican government. Should that happen, violating the 11th Amendment to the Constitution, I will consider the U.S. federal government to be totally, completely, and in all ways illegitimate. I say again, illegitimate.

What recourse is left to a citizen of a country whose government is illegitimate? What sort of response does a man give to a false government? What is the precedent?

*Post Script: I don't know what I was thinking... it is not the right of the people of a state to file lawsuit against another state, as stated in the 11th Amendment, "The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State."

Friday, July 09, 2010

Killing Crackers, Eh?

A man who stood in front of a polling station in military dress with a baton, threatening passersby, has been found to have said he wants to kill all white-skinned people and their babies, calling them by the racial term "crackers". The man is a member of the New Black Panther Party, who recently informed their political (and, apparently, racial) enemy, Glenn Beck, that the Party will be going to oppose Beck's rally at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th, and that they will be, "... ready to rumble."

And there is no outcry from network news, talking heads, police, Homeland Security, President Soetoro, Nancy Pelosi, Michael Moore, or the ADL, because...?

Sunday, July 04, 2010

A Quote by Samuel Adams

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men."

Please have a contemplative and prayerful Independence Day.

Friday, July 02, 2010

This is Canada...

We're next.

This message of despotism was brought to you by the G20 Summit.

Will it someday go like that here?

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