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Executive Order, Un-Constitutional Congress

April 24, 2012 by  

Executive Order, Un-Constitutional Congress
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On Nov. 9, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13589, one of 33 executive orders he signed in 2011.

The use of executive orders by Presidents of the United States is not new, but the nature of these orders has become more alarming and totalitarian than at any other point in the history of the United States.

On June 8, 1789, three months after being sworn in as President, George Washington issued a Presidential directive asking his chief officers to issue him reports “to impress me with a full, precise, and distinct general idea of the affairs of the United States” that they each handled. This is considered by many historians to be the first executive order.

Since then, Presidents have signed more than 13,592 executive orders. Some of them, called “proclamations,” are fairly innocuous. They created holidays, recognized individuals, etc. Other executive orders were downright tyrannical in the eyes of many.

In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, which ordered Cherokee Indians off of the lands that they inhabited by order of previous treaties with the Federal government. The Cherokee fought the legislation and won in the Supreme Court (Worcester vs. Georgia, 1832) in a decision rendered by Justice John Marshall. But Andrew Jackson disagreed with the court, and famously said, “John Marshall has made his decision; let him enforce it now if he can.” Thus began the Trail of Tears.

During the Civil War, and with the help of a rubber-stamp Congress, Abraham Lincoln (whose Administration actually coined the term “executive order”) used the power of executive orders to shut down newspapers, imprison dissenters and eviscerate the Bill of Rights, in order to ensure that the Federal government would always hold supreme command of the United States.

Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the highest number of executive orders, though many were related directly to World War II, including his decision to intern Japanese Americans living on the West Coast.

Bill Clinton was often criticized for over-using the executive order. Clinton’s most significant abuse of his executive powers took place in using the Antiquities Act of 1906 to designate millions of acres of Federal land as protected national monuments. He also declared many non-emergency emergencies.

During the George W. Bush years following 9/11, Americans became the victim of executive orders which created the Department of Homeland Security and a number of liberty-quashing initiatives. The Bush Administration, playing to a public terrified of the “axis of evil,” expanded Presidential power vastly, often subversively through Vice Presidential actions and unConstitutionally.

In a 2007 speech against this massive abuse of executive power, a young Senator from Illinois who had previously taught Constitutional Law classes said this: “It’s time to give our intelligence and law enforcement agencies the tools they need to track down and take out terrorists, while ensuring that their actions are subject to vigorous oversight that protects our freedom. So let me be perfectly clear: I have taught the Constitution, I understand the Constitution, and I will obey the Constitution when I am President of the United States.”

Fast-forward to present, that young Senator, now President Barack Obama, is quickly shaping up to be a more unilateral President than his predecessor. A new report by The New York Times explains that Obama’s initiatives are less focused on issues that rip away privacy and liberty, and more on domestic social welfare issues.

When Republicans took control of Congress in 2010, Obama had no reason to worry with using his executive powers to increase spying and stealing liberty in the name of safety; most Republicans in Congress are completely happy to write bills that do just that. Obama’s problem has been GOP obstructionism in moving forward with growing the size of the Federal government and implementing socialistic welfare initiatives.

From The Times:

Mr. Obama has issued signing statements claiming a right to bypass a handful of constraints — rejecting as unconstitutional Congress’s attempt to prevent him from having White House “czars” on certain issues, for example. But for the most part, Mr. Obama’s increased unilateralism in domestic policy has relied on a different form of executive power than the sort that had led to heated debates during his predecessor’s administration: Mr. Bush’s frequent assertion of a right to override statutes on matters like surveillance and torture.

The U.S. Constitution has seemingly become null and void on all fronts as the President uses unilateral power to push his socialist initiatives and Congress pushes its own draconian “for your security” laws that are gleefully signed into law by the President. He has supported Bush-era assaults on liberty with no outcry from either his detractors or his devout supporters.

The Nation, in the words of Presidential candidate Ron Paul, has become an “elective dictatorship.” He said recently, “The drafters of the Constitution intended the default action of government to be inaction. Hopefully, this means actions taken by the government are necessary and proper. If federal laws or executive actions can’t be agreed upon constitutionally- which is to say legally- such laws or actions should be rejected… Sadly, previous administrations have set precedents that the current administration is only building upon. It is time for Congress to reassert itself and its constitutional role so that future administrations cannot continue on this dangerous path.”

It seems the political class of the Nation has two sides, with unConstitutional goals the same.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • GALT

    “Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.”
    ― Confucius

    So Sam, after this: “The U.S. Constitution has seemingly become null and void on all fronts” all I can say is WOW…….and everything before and after is a waste of time and words…….. “seemingly”?

    Let me help you……the Constitution is doing just fine……and it will continue to be just fine because “seemingly” should NOT BE ENOUGH……..

    Now as a journalist, I am going to give YOU a CLUE…..and you use all those educational
    credits to answer those questions they taught you about in “school”……you remember?

    Who? What? When? Where? and HOW??????????

    “Where are the (common) law and equity courts?” ( see Article Three )

    “The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?”
    ― Confucius

    • LTCB

      Actually Galt/Confusion, thousands of Americans are now voting with their feet. For some reason, they believe that they’ll have more liberty elsewhere on the planet. That, sir, is a horrendous indictment of the US and especially this present administration. It’s disgusting .

      • dan

        That’s because thousands have awkened to the fact that we are being ruled under martial law….by a dictator whose moral turpitude will be the undoing of a once great nation and whose profligate ways are destabilizing the world economy

      • GALT

        Gee thanks LTCB, but I don’t see the answer to the question?

        Where are the (common) law and equity courts?

      • JUKEBOX

        Since Obama has a 95% support in the African American community, he fancies himself as the dictator of some African country, and the rest of us are the victims of his dictatorship.

      • BlackwingA520

        Moving to another country will not do them any good. the new world order has it’s tentacles all over the world. These people think they are escaping to a better place, think again. The U.S. is the LAST bastion of freedom on earth, If it collapses there will be NO safe place. This is what the Elite want, a One World Dictatorial Government! Read Revelation, it is a battle between satan and GOD, the Anti-Christ is near and cannot be stopped. God said “woe to the Inhabitants of the earth”. Look around, the end really is near.

    • http://www.ifonlyphotos.com Alex Frazier

      GALT, in practice the Constitution has become null and void. It is its existence that makes it “seem” otherwise. Everyone believes we have a Constitution. The politicians all claim to follow it. Yet, for every right contained in the Bill of Rights, there is a law that undermines it. So we have a Constitution, but it has no power unless the people are willing to fight for the rights they were long since guaranteed.

      So the Constitution is seemingly null and void.

      Don’t be a butt.

      • GALT

        Unfortunately, you are incorrect……try again.

      • Ben

        Galt, I believe, is aruing from the standpoint of a hypothesis that I recently also found. I need to do more research on it to see if it is indeed correct. The hypothesis states that the constitution is really a trust which names all of us as beneficiaries and, therefore, bound by the constitution and protected by it. The government got around this by declaring us all as corporate fictions and subjecting us to all of the other laws that the buttheads on capitol hill have made. In order to be treated constitutionally, one must declare himself as a beneficiary of the trust and not a corporate fiction.

        It’s a really interesting idea and warrants a lot more research. The evidence certainly exists that we may have fallen into this trap. Obama himself is proof. He was a teacher of the constitution and said that he would never violate it. If this is true, then technically, he hasn’t. He has been treating us all as corporations. Under the corporate laws, the constitution seems to be null and void, yet for beneficiaries of the trust, it’s completely intact.

        Everyone should search google for more info on this. If it’s true, it could hold the key to getting our freedom back.

      • Flashy

        A trust? Wow….i give credit though, imagination to avoid reality runs wild with the Far Right. Try declaration of powers which creates a contract. We, the People, give you X powers…you, the State, excercise such powers for the collective good of the People. Simple. So simple even the most simple minded can follow and understand

      • GALT

        But Flashy you didn’t bother to answer the question either……and while ‘contract” is quite an interesting word to use….( can you say Uniform Commercial Code ) my preference is
        “governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed” and just for fun we’ll throw in “implied consent”…….. ( can you say Social Security Number or Birth Certificate ? did you sign your kid’s rights away for a deduction on the income you never had to begin with? )

        See how one simple little question can lead to so many others?

      • TIME

        To All; Please take a few hours of your time and watch the following youtube feeds.

        The Season of Treason 1 – 3 this will explain whats wrongs as well the ( why, where, and when, let alone the how.)

        Thank you for your time. BTW – once you pull these feeds you will find a ton more that are all relavant to these.

        Peace and Love.

      • http://teamlaw.org Jazzabelle

        There are all sorts of “theories” along the lines you mentioned … some have merit, some not so much. And some are put out there by APs trying to set people up for prison.

        When you investigate such things, try to do so by reading the laws themselves. Don’t just trust people who sound good. I recommend this as a good source, but you’ll still have to verify all the info yourself. teamlaw.org

      • GALT

        Well, this is not theory….and team law sounds like lawyers…..who if they told the truth, would be unemployed…and in prison, are they? Irwin Schiff is….Peter his son is not, he runs a hedge fund, or some such…..I just mention this in the spirit of apples, trees and gravity……..which is something that scientists ALMOST understand……

      • http://teamlaw.org Jazzabelle

        Team Law is a trust, and there is a lawyer involved …. you might understand that if you knew the difference between an attorney and a lawyer. But your comment shows you didn’t look at the website much if at all, so you really have no basis to comment on it.

        As for prison … you go there (eventually) if you do something illegal … (or if the feds can convince 12 registered voters that you did). The point being … not everyone who has done something illegal is in prison YET … the feds wait for the movement to get as big as it can before swooping in and arresting everyone involved. Think about the Freemen as a good example.

      • GALT

        You’re right, I did not bother to look, but I have seen it before……..they are selling something…….” another secret” with benefits, etc. all of which could be directly analyzed by going back to look……but after reading it the first time…….I rejected it as a viable strategy……..and not worth whatever they were asking……. and if memory serves, with a bit of multi-level thrown in?

        attorney (əˈtɜːnɪ)

        — n
        1. a person legally appointed or empowered to act for another
        2. ( US ) a lawyer qualified to represent clients in legal proceedings
        3. ( South African ) a solicitor

        and as you can see, there is no difference……and as irrelevant as your freemen
        reference.

    • votedagainstcarter

      galt,..

      You have your RECTALHAT pulled down tight as usual I see.

      IDIOT.

      silly libratard.

      • Vietnam Vet

        You are abusive, and if you are talking only about yourself, get out of the conversati0n – your attitude is counter productive!

    • sunshineIQ

      The way out is through the door? As in the door I recently passed through after I was awoken out of a restless sleep at 6 a.m., and kicked out of hospital when I was still sick. And then I get sick again with severe pain, nausea & vomiting, while still 2.5 hours away from home with no family in the vicinity to help? Is this the new Obama “care?” Oh, but we care! We’ll call you a taxi and you can go to a motel; we’ll charge your “Cadillac” health insurance for your 12-hour stay oh, say about $13,000 anyway. (This was the charge last time in a California ER.) Lucky I didn’t pass out on the concrete in the sunlight before reaching my motel door. (I could have taken better care of myself in the motel with an IV, meds and supervision.) All this expense and they can’t find out what is wrong with me. Which door did you say I should go through?

      • Flashy

        Your experience is what those against HCR say is what you should receive. HCR hasn’t been implemented as yet. My view? I hope the individual mandate which was first proposed by the GOP is tossed by the SCOTUS. Then we can put the Public Option in and have REAL competition in health care…

      • JUKEBOX

        Don’t you realize that doctors are “PRACTICING”, and that they bury their mistakes.

      • BigBadJohn

        Interesting. A freind of mine is diabetic and bipolar, he lost his job because of his health problems and has not been able to find a new one. He just had congestive heart failure and a toe amputated at the same time. He was in the indigent ward and said he AWESOME first class care – and it cost him nothing. I guess this shows it is more up to the hospital that you go to.

    • Dark_Archer

      confucius did not see the sign ” not an exit ” perhaps like confuiusion you still think that the laws and courts offer the average American a form of liberty and justice, but in all matters pertaining to this corrupt govt that come befor these courts one can make the assumption that the laws are only for those not in power all others are exempt and liberty is a thing of the past , to be remembered only in old history books as all new books have been scrubbed clean of its memory and is replaced with ‘ social justice ” WTFTS….confucious say , man with head up a s s, only see the sh it in front of him

      • GALT

        Nope……only volunteers are subject to the present “jurisdictions”……so, why did you
        volunteer to give up your RIGHTS for “privileges”?

      • JUKEBOX

        That is known as a terminal case of rectal cranial inversion.

      • http://teamlaw.org Jazzabelle

        Galt wrote: “only volunteers are subject to the present “jurisdictions”

        Wrong again, EVERYONE is subjected to them unless they opt out.

      • GALT

        wow….so do you know how to OPT out? Do you want to know?

      • http://teamlaw.org Jazzabelle

        Wow, way to change the subject Galt … and yes, I have a pretty good idea but am still working on it.

    • JD

      ” The way out is through the door ” . I bet your ancesters said the thing to the Continental Congress and George Washington when they complained about King George. Typical resonponce of a content lap dog as long as he is not the one getting beat .

      • GALT

        So, having “volunteered in ignorance”, you choose to defend that ignorance? Makes sense……not knowing HOW pretty much precludes any chance of YOU doing anything to FREE yourself…….and the best part of this FRAUD, is that to get out…….no one can do it for YOU……….well you have six months or less of Ron Paul in 2012, and End the Fed chanting………maybe then you’ll be ready to listen. ( not holding breath )

      • JUKEBOX

        What is he going to do when he is the last surviving dog to be beat?

    • GALT

      Actually, it’s admiralty and maritime…..as of 1939 federally, and the late 50′s for the fifty other federal districts……funny ole Ron and the Judge haven’t mentioned this……no amendment required btw……just the removal of the “jurisdictions” that make what you think the constitution says REAL….. “ignorance of the law ” is no excuse…….you volunteered btw …….don’t know how? Would you do anything about it if you did?

      • Kate8

        The American people have been conditioned to believe that whatever the POTUS, SCOTUS or Congress issues forth is LAW, and that we simply have to obey.

        They think the answer is in petitioning those who’ve usurped power they don’t have, pleading for redress of grievance from the very people who are on a roll to crush us.

        We must understand that government is not going to relinquish any power they’ve spent so long wresting from this contemptuous concept of individual liberty. It was never intended nor expected that government would defend the Constitution on our behalf… the nature of government is to grow bigger. The intent was that the people would maintain vigilance against governmental overreach, and use the Constitution to keep them in check.

        It is WE who have abdicated our power. Yep. We’ve stood by and said nothing as wolves have invaded our halls, devouring every vestige of self-determination in the name of “fairness”, or some other lame cause.

        It is up to each one of us to decide whether to march forward on this expanded Trail of Tears, or to stop and refuse to go further. Only WE can re-establish our Constitution and our Bill of Rights by CLAIMING them, and by declaring all acts contrary to Supreme Law, Natural Law, null and void, and by declaring our commitment not to comply.

        The more we bow to this image of the Beast, the more it will devour. Government iS NEVER going to back off through our pleading. They are only laughing at our stupidity, our ignorance, and how easy we are to bluff.

      • Carol

        Kate8, you’re right. Now is the time for every single person to stand up to those elected criminals and tell them enough is enough. Each and every one of them has only one job to do and that is to abide by the Constitution. When they fail to do that all the laws they’ve implemented are null and void.

        Deceit is like a shadow – You can’t see it, hear it, smell it, nor touch it until you stare it in the face. We must stare those MF’ers in the face and tell them they can choose between two options – face a citizen’s tribunal and possibly a firing squad, or start packing because they’re going for a long journey to another planet. I would recommend Mars where they can set up camp and take their paper money and printing press with them because it will no longer be needed on planet Earth. I saw a clip that Nasa has the technology, which is hidden from the public, to travel to the moon in 90 minutes. If that’s the case they should make it to Mars in a few months or so.

        The concept that there’s a special bloodline of people who are better than anyone else is one of the biggest mind-controlling deceptions ever invented. Human beings are of one species with different races and all their blood is the same. The only thing that makes the self-appointed priviledged distinct from others is that others have morals and ethics whereas they ‘the privileged’ wouldn’t know the first thing about morals. They do, however, know how to manipulate, lie, steal, cheat, live lavishly on stolen wealth, and even murder to get their way.

        That is not the purpose of life. The purpose of life is to reach the highest level of existence. One can only do that when they know who they are. Humans have been taught they’re nothing but their physical bodies and they’ve basically settled for what has been pounded into their heads. Some, if not most, are spiritual and believe in a God but they haven’t searched into the notion that the spirit (soul) is what they actually are and the soul has lived in many different bodies. What’s going on here on Earth is that there’s a war between good and evil. The ‘priviledged’ elites are evilmongering thieves whose destination is to collect as many souls for their god, Lucifer, as they possibly can. To be in their priviledged class of beings one must give up his soul and become just as evil as they are.

        Revelations is here and I will starve before I accept their micro chip and hand my soul over to Satan because to do that is to be an eternal slave. Slavery is the class most of our public servants are in because they’ve not only sold out their constituents and country, they’ve sold their souls for fake wealth which makes them a slave to material possessions. True wealth is that higher level of existence, and I, me, the soul is not for sale for any amount of money.

        Every race in the human species must come together and fight the evilness they will be soon facing. A revolution would be a monumental undertaking, but it will be worth every effort of the ‘good’ human’s blood, sweat, and tears.

      • GALT

        Absolutely marvelous rhetoric, ladies…….but you seem to have missed two key points,
        1.) you volunteered, so what is being done is neither unconstitutional nor illegal. 2.)You volunteered by “implied consent”, and no doubt in “ignorance”, but that does not matter…because until you learn how to unvolunteer……nothing you say matters.

        You see this fraud or con relies on “implied consent”, because any other way would be clearly obvious……..but to do this and make it look good or plausibly deniable……they had to leave the way back open……..the way back to “common law and equity and the constitution you understand” requires knowledge and use of several tools to do this,
        26 CFR 31.3402 (p), UCC 1-207, and a basic understanding of what common law actually is…….it is not particularly difficult to learn, but it is essential that you do learn……because you also have to act on this knowledge or nothing will change for you.

    • Vicki

      GALT writes:

      Let me help you……the Constitution is doing just fine

      NDAA 2012

      Now as a journalist, I am going to give YOU a CLUE…..

      Why yes. You did. We now know why you sound so liberal.

      • GALT

        What an intelligent argument……damn those liberals always talking about the constitution and rights……….doesn’t answer the question though, does it?

        Just curious if you have ever seen this before…….

        In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

        So article three is not the only place where common law appears, and with a dollar amount attached………..very strange. ( well not to you……..or Ron Paul, or Judge Nepolitano, or
        the author of our daily kvetch……)

        Coming soon………347 things you can hoard…..by a 43 year olde patriot who is terrifying someone with something……our free gift to you…when you purchase the plans for our perpetual motion machine which includes 2007 things to check what you did wrong, before you attempt to return the plans for a refund, because they don’t work…..which all comes with our super 72 hour guarantee, required by law, and as a special bonus if you respond NOW, speak a foreign language in five days, which is 100% faster than our competitors, and with lessons 2 thru 343 for only 33.95 which is 50% less than they charge, so act NOW!!!!!!!!!!

      • Vicki

        GALT demonstrates reading comprehension by writing:
        What an intelligent argument……damn those liberals always talking about the constitution and rights……….doesn’t answer the question though, does it?

        Just curious if you have ever seen this before…….

        In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

        Just curious but have you read NDAA 2012? Of special interest are sections 1021 and 1022. How you going to get a jury trial if you just disappeared?
        http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-02-08/news/31036577_1_resolutions-section-repeal

        Pay close attention to the exact wording of 1022.

      • GALT

        Not particularly concerned Vicki, as I am already committed to this and have been actively since 1985…..so I am free…….I suppose I might be worried if people started listening, but doesn’t look like I have much to worry about…….and trust me, the government at every level knows who I am…….because I have beaten them all…….but I can’t beat them for you….that would constitute “practicing law” without a license……

        Besides you are talking about “symptom’s” of the problem, not the problem……and the chief cause of this is “ignorance”……..fear and paranoia are normal……but the other part of this is…….this is strictly need to know……..so it’s a game…….EXPOSURE and ACTION is what they fear……and this is NOT Nazi Germany……nor will it become that…..it really doesn’t need to……..they have you all distracted and at each others throats…..wasting time with the irrelevant……..symptoms. Meanwhile……., you have to listen, understand, believe and then act………which means they really don’t have anything to be worried about……do they?

      • David

        GALT,
        I am glad you are free, but instead of talking in riddles and sentence fragments, why don’t you answer your questions for us. Spell it out in a nice document and put it online for all to read. Do something good for the people instead of taunting them. People are generally led, even those that have brains, not everyone is designed to be a leader. So are you a leader? or just a bull-s****r? Unfortunately many of us are spending our lives trying to stay ahead of our mounting bills which keep us so conveniently distracted from what our government continues to do. Freedom will take a movement of the people, so I ask you again, are you a leader? If not, why do you bother to post?

      • GALT

        Well Dave, it has all been made available and there will be more to come, so if you can run a search of my posts here….all the stuff covered is included……the legal citations above can be found on the net…….how to use them, included in the posts…..but in answer to your question or challenge……this is not my site, I am not an attorney, and in the END what ever this information can do for you, must be DONE,,,,,,by you. If you decide to actually do something…..obviously, you would choose that which best fits your circumstance………I recommend a non confrontational approach, by using the “law” to simply put the ball in your opponents court, be it civil traffic violations, to dropping out
        of social security and the tax system, where the ignorance of your employer to what the law requires will be your chief obstacle…..so 26 CFR 31.3402 (p) is what you need.

        Unfortunately, this has been set up in a way that prevents “leadership” and in the end,
        only YOU can free yourself, which means that at the point of contact, you will be alone,
        to assume both the risks and reap the benefits…….if you do act, feel free to pass on the information……but as you can see, most go to extreme lengths ” to avoid hearing” and all manner of excuses to avoid acting…….they want someone else to save them……and it can’t be done……but after you FREE yourself, you can make your own attempt to “lead”,
        and the nature of the problem will become clear.

    • John

      Obviously the common law and equity courts are corrupt just like the rest of our government. What happened to; ” The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited to it by the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Tell me where in the Constitution does the federal government have power to require the people to buy anything? What happened to; “Of The People, For The People and By The People.” ? How arrogant our government has become! Just the fact that Obamacare has gone before the Supreme Court is also a scam. Why do we need a few pompous judges to interpret something that is written in plain english? The answer is that the Federal Government is trying to appoint people to the Supreme Court who will disregard the Constitution and allow the government to become a socialist dictatorship.

      • GALT

        No John the common law and equity courts are not corrupt…….they no longer exist!

        Depending on your age, they have probably never existed in your lifetime.

      • Vicki

        John writes:
        —————————————————–
        Tell me where in the Constitution does the federal government have power to require the people to buy anything?
        —————————————————-

        Since the federal government (apparently) has the power to require you to NOT buy something they obviously have the power to require you TO buy something.

        The above supposes the existance of the power to require you to not buy something. They use that power every day even though many of us rail against their use of that power.

      • GALT

        They have no power except that which you give them…….why is it that you all understand this…..and fail to make the connection……trust me, ask questions and WAIT for the answer…….you’re problem is…….you think you know the answer….and every day you come HERE ………….to confirm….. of hear…. what you have already decided…..is true.

        Why? …..the final journalistic question……which kinda makes it’s strange that one would need a degree to BE a journalist? At some point, hopefully, you are going to realize that what you need is a mind……not a piece of paper certifying that you have permission to use it………..sorry Mr. Ben Crystal, you haven’t gotten over anything…..you just rebounded….and at the rate you are going….see Patrick Cox, he is immortal…you will require that amount of time to reach equilibrium……a scientific term or an empirical one….just kind of ignore that……BTW I know this is NOT his thread….so feel free to pass it on.

      • truesoy

        John, are you suggesting then that the Government of George Washington was so corrupted that he violated the Constitution when he ordered in 1790 ship owners to purchase insurance for their sailors? I bet you didn’t know that.
        By the way Washington was right then, and Obama is right, now.

        Sincerely,
        Truesoy

      • GALT

        No I am not saying that…….are you?

    • Dark Angel

      Who is John Galt?

      • GALT

        He’s dead……I am his off spring….last of the line. He decided a surname wasn’t necessary.

    • http://gmail sancheleezy

      So tell us GALT, I am assuming that the Patriot Acts I and II plus the National Defense Authorization Acts fit right in with your idea of freedom and Liberty and the Bill of Rights. Take a little time to actually read them and see just how smartly they fit in with your idea of everything be fine. The many executive orders stated in the article from Andrew Jackson’s time., through Abraham Lincoln’s some how just do not pass muster with true liberal-minded individuals like myself who believe in the U.S. Constitution. Wake up before you find that your praise of stupidity is lost on everyone else that believe in freedom and liberty for all individuals and not the government that if not checked tramples on everyone’s .

  • FreedomFighter

    “It seems the political class of the Nation has two sides, with unConstitutional goals the same.”

    They have both been paid for or influenced by the 6 mega banks that own the FEDERAL RESERVE and the 13 bloodlines that own the banks and other international corps.

    They no longer work for the American people, indeed they work against the American people. These traitors need be removed and new guardians installed.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • FreedomFighter

      I would like to add

      Say Hello to Your New Master: Environmental Dictatorship

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPyTsTVxuIk&feature=uploademail

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • http://Personalliberty Teach

        Laus Deo
        Sorry this was ment for you, i have been following your comments for some time. Laus Deo

      • http://Personalliberty Teach

        I have a question, assuming you are active or ex military. When the shooting begins what percentage of our troops are going to shoot American citizens? My grandmother is 90 and has seen a lot, thank God she will not be around long enough to see Americas demise. Shameful, the congress, senate and president all lying cheating thieves. God Bless America, we need it now more than ever. Teach

      • FreedomFighter

        Teach,

        They are slowly weeding out those that will not kill Americans, so its a fluid situation, IMHO it depends on the situation.

        Best for all involved to contact friends, relatives, sons, daughter, fathers and mothers in the military and remind them they are Americans, we are Americans and the 6 mega banks and 13 bloodlines that control the banking and corp world are not the boss, and they are not soldier slaves of them.

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

    • Sirian
      • http://teamlaw.org Jazzabelle

        Sirian,

        What this group is doing is NOT legal. Yes, there is a way to get our real government back, but this movement is run by agent provocateurs to set-up patriotic Americans.

        For example, this group claims Tim Turner is President of the united States of America. Perhaps, if you think the “united States of America” is a voluntary club or something. But it isn’t our government. He claims he got to be president by a default judgment of some international court in Europe. He actually said this in my husband’s presence while trying to get the audience to sign up to be his personal army – laughable. Not one of the individuals or groups in attendance fell for it; it would be great if everyone had so much sense. America doesn’t choose its presidents via international lawsuits. That’s just ridiculous. Whatever he’s president of, it isn’t our country. Don’t fall for this BS.

        Try this for a thorough review of these issues: teamlaw.net /mythology .htm

    • http://Personalliberty Teach

      I have a question, assuming you are active or ex military. When the shooting begins what percentage of our troops are going to shoot American citizens? My grandmother is 90 and has seen a lot, thank God she will not be around long enough to see Americas demise. Shameful, the congress, senate and president all lying cheating thieves. God Bless America, we need it now more than ever. Teach

  • Patriot Missle

    As UN-Constitutional our present gov’t wants the Constitution to be, try telling us Patriots how UN-Constitutional the Constituion is………

    • Flashy

      Errr..you’re a patriot? You serious. You claim to love this nation, yet you espouse hate and disgust for a vast majority of Americans? you may indeed be a “patriot’ of some cause…but it sure ain’t one for America.

      • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

        That is the problem with you liberals Flashy, you think you are the mass majority, when truth to the matter is you will find out what the true mass majority is in November

      • Dark_Archer

        of course its hate but they ain’t Americans , true Americans love this country with all its faults and despise this govt because of its faults, you flashy are the un American patriot we love to hate , you an a s s kissing gimme gimme gimme govt yes man

      • Nadzieja Batki

        You are the one espousing hate and disgust for the majority of Americans.

      • dan

        51% does not a vast majority make…unfortunately it does define how many stupid people will vote there bellies as opposed to the good of the country

      • Flashy

        I know…y’all are claiming there is no ‘vast majority”….i guess that’s why restriction of voter rights is being pushed in every state. think about it..on the one hand we want as many people to vote s possible…yet the GOP and TPers make up things such as ficticous ‘voter fraud’ and restrict the vote.

        Fact is fact…almost every instance of voter fraud is not with a person voting..it’s at the election official level. Restriction of voting has nothing to do with the fruadulent claims of “voter fraud”, and everything to do with suppression of the vast majority of the People.

      • Ted G

        What restrictions are you refering to Flashy!

        You can’t mean requiring Voters to provide a picture ID can you?

        What is restrictive about that? If that is the case then your just blowing smoke with any objections you amy have.

      • JUKEBOX

        Flashy, I know you were taught revisionist history in that public indoctrination center you graduated from, but during the revolutionary period, those men represented a “MINORITY” of the people during that time.

  • smokinmadokie

    Maybe it’s time for We the People and our States to dissolve the putrid Federal gov’t we have now and replace it with a true Constitutional Republic.

    • Sirian

      smokinmadokie,
      Pull this up, watch and give it some thought. What you want is in progress.

      http://1776nation.ning.com/video/this-is-the-truth-pt1

      http://www.republicfortheunitedstates.org

    • dan

      TIME…(expletive deleted)…the (expletive deleted) already declared war against the tea-party patriots

      • TIME

        Dear Dan,
        Really, would you be so kind as to let me know just when did I do that again?

        { I have stated the following; that the Tea Party people are totaly misdirected in their goals, and that if they would open up to the “REAL BASE PROBLEM”, then the efforts that are expending would not be completely wasted.

        BTW – Thanks for your answer in advance.

        Peace and Love

    • http://none John W. Riley

      I for one wholly agree with your view and remedy, but I feel it would take more than words to achieve the turn-around. The thought of any physical action would in its self be disastrous for this great country. It is without doubt, this current usurper has to go, and go into the night (without any fan-fare) to include his (ALL) cronies. The whole of his (to include his cronies) time has been an abject lesson on how not to lead! But rule as a singularity, dictator and/or sovereign comes to mind!

  • cawmun cents

    Of course Obama will castigate them for using his chosen methodology in a”turn about is fair play”gambit.He obviosly did not take into account that after Egypt,and Libya,fell to the lefts insidious ploy of Facebooking a national anger,that this would be used to capture those whos identities can be electronically traced right back to themselves.
    Perhaps these Islamic folks are more 21st century than the left portrays them as?
    Evidently the One Worlders havent played Texas Hold’em enough to know their own tells.
    But when you have Diplomats(Dip-low-mats,a euphemism for something to be wetted then tossed to the ground and trod upon)trying to run the asylums,then these things are bound to get ugly.A Diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell and attempt to convince you that it is hot only the right thing to do,but it will be an enjoyable experience as well.
    That is why they get lawyers to do the job.
    But when you leave Black Science to real statisticians and lawmakers,you wind up giving away your methods of mayhem too quickly,forcing the opponents to compensate by turning that tactic back on you.
    You can fool some of the people some of the time,but the backwoods country folk Muslims,only twice.
    After Egypt and Libya,you have to raise up new tactics of face annihilation.So the leftists are getting pounded there in Syria,taking a beating for the greater good of democratic socialism.
    How quaint.
    Can you tell that the face of Obama is tinged with worry over how many are being killed for the cause now?It was easy to do in those neighboring African nations,Why is Syria a bit harder to subjugate?Could it be that Cold War tactics are being taught by our former enemies to those currently in power in the middle east?
    Or is it even more insidious than we know?
    The East left is advising the Muslims on the tactics of the left,coming from the West?
    Now we have East Left(the industrial driven military powerhouse) and West Left(the media/academia,democratic socialism driven,idealists),vying for power in the Middle of the scatstorm we know as the cradle of civilization?
    I am sorry folks,but that is hilarious……
    I need a dozen pizzas,and two cases of beer a day for this brawl.I guess drunken obesity is worth its weight in laughter if you see where I am going with this.The politically correct are fighting the commisars as we speak,and what a rumble it has turned out to be for our POTUS!After using chairman Mao’s ideology to subjugate muslims in these foreign nations causing them to rise up against their oppressors,his tactics of rounding folks up and executing them,or just plain militarily kicking their posteriors are being used by the opposition.
    How dare they tear a page from history out and use it as their weapon against the West Left?Apparently Black Science works both from the West and from the East.OOPS!
    To the East and West Leftists,I raise a toast!
    Cheers!
    -CC.

  • kategray

    I have been saying this for a long time now. THE PRETENDER IS AN UN-CONTITUTION LAWYER BOTTOM FEEDER

  • BigBadJohn

    The choice is clear folks – the ONLY candidate that MIGHT change this is RON PAUL!

    If you think voting for Romney because he is a republican will change anything – just put the crack pipe done and step away.

    Ronald Reagan averaged more recess appointments in a year (30) than Barack Obama has made during his entire presidency. Yet, Republicans have deemed Obama’s most recent appoint of Richard Cordray to head the CFPB an unconstitutional power grab. Republicans are threatening to take the matter to court, but they are unlikely to be successful.

    In 2004, Democrats unsuccessfully tried to challenge the constitutionality of George W. Bush’s recess appointment of Judge William Pryor. The GOP congressional leadership is reportedly outraged that Obama would use a recess appointment to get around there obstruction, but interestingly many of these same Republicans who are outraged today were defending the constitutionality of George W. Bush’s recess appointment of Pryor. (Democrats hold the same shifting positions on recess appointments, which indicate that this is more about political bluster than constitutionality).

  • roger

    I normally just read these comments without leaving one, but all I can say at this juncture is that instead of just gripping about it, get off of your DUFFS end and do something about that is if anyone has the barnacles to do anyting about it.

  • Flashy

    “So let me be perfectly clear: I have taught the Constitution, I understand the Constitution, and I will obey the Constitution when I am President of the United States.”

    OK…so this is true is it not? Anyone disagreeing, pray tell what EO has been taken to court and tossed for being unConstitutional?

    Recall the time last winter when Pres. Obama called the Congressional bluff and Richard Cordray director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency? recall the number of GOPers who screamed, ranted and absolutely promised to challenge the appointment not only in court but also in congress ‘when they got back”

    LOL…hmmm…golly gee. The silence is deafening.

    Facts are…Pres. Obama has issued 108 EOs as of January 12th. Far less than his predecessors. Here’s a nice list going back to the 1930′s

    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/fox-attacks-obama-over-routinely-used-practice-of-executive-orders/question-2377441/

    So the real question should be….why is Pres. Obama being attacked for issuing EOs when the facts show that for the past 50 years, he’s a President who utilizes the practice the least ???

    Y’all are really stretching it these days trying to find dirt on this President. And in reality showing just the opposite. LOL

    • Steve E

      Obama has so much dirt out there that anyone can see in plain sight. You don’t have to stretch to look for it.

      • Flashy

        yeah..there is so much Crystal had to twist and stretch just to make this article. Jeesh …

      • Steve E

        Denial of the truth is what Communist use to distort it. However, it only works on stupid people, not people with common sense.

      • GALT

        No Flashy the REAL QUESTION is which Constitution did he take an oath to, the common law and equity one, or the admiralty and maritime one? Which one is the Supreme Court interpreting? ( the common law and equity one doesn’t require interpretation, they job is to apply it………) Of course, like most here…….you don’t understand the questions, because you don’t know there is a difference………can you Uniform Code of Military Justice? )

      • GALT

        oops….in a hurry……add their and say…..in the appropriate places.

    • Dark_Archer

      Adolf Hussein barack Charles Manson obama ll…. is UN CONSTITUTIONAL PERIOD

    • box-bb-car

      Do not take lack of balls to push an issue as evidence of it’s constitutionality. We have few true leaders in Congress on either side, and certainly none in the executive branch. There are many decisions of the court which upon deep ispection, have streched logic to the point of breaking and by all rights should be reversed. (the bastardization of the commerce clause being one example) We will see one fo three things. Either the country will re-elect Obama and go down rapidly, Elect Romney and still continue it’s downward spiral, or , heaven forbid, will devolve into civil war. The latter may be inevitable considering the first two options, it will simply be a matter of when.

    • JUKEBOX

      Flashy must have a red phone next to him when he is kneeling at his Obama/Alinsky altar three times a day. That phone is connected direct to the Oval Office or the DNC.

      • Flashy

        No…it’s a direct line to the Chinese restaurant down the street…

    • Wyatt

      Let Me be perfectly clear Flasher , I believe you taught the Constitution about as much as I believe Barry Obama is a Constitutional Scholar . Or that day is night or even vice versa . You and the imposter you worship knows the first thing about the Constitution you profess to have taught . If you did , neither of you would even think of attacking it .

      You and your wanna be Communist Dictator can get the Hell out of America if you think so little of it . The Constitution Of the United States has worked pretty damn good for well over 200 years . Stop trying to tear it assunder !

    • TML

      Flashy says,“OK…so this is true is it not? Anyone disagreeing, pray tell what EO has been taken to court and tossed for being unConstitutional?”

      Not necessarily, no. Just because there is no ruling, does not mean that an Executive Order is not unconstitutional. Take for example the Executive Order that put Japanese American’s in intern camps in WWII. The Supreme Court actually ruled that the need to protect against espionage outweighed the individual rights of American citizens. Such ruling clearly is not correct (constitutional), and I surely hope I wouldn’t have to explain why.

      Flashy says, “Facts are…Pres. Obama has issued 108 EOs as of January 12th. Far less than his predecessors. Here’s a nice list going back to the 1930′s
      http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/fox-attacks-obama-over-routinely-used-practice-of-executive-orders/question-2377441/

      So the real question should be….why is Pres. Obama being attacked for issuing EOs when the facts show that for the past 50 years, he’s a President who utilizes the practice the least ???”

      That’s not exactly true, he’s only served 3 years of the 4 year term, and on par to match the number of EO’s from his predecessors. For example, The last 3 years of Bush Jr gave us a total of 94 EO’s compared to Obama’s 108 in the same time period. Even if we include the EO’s from Bush Jr.’s last FOUR years we get 119 compared to Obama’s 108 for just 3 years.

      Or lets divide the total number of EO’s under Bush Jr by 4 and we get 145 (and this is with the onset of 9/11)… Obama is already at 117 to date.

      So while I wouldn’t say he is in excess of them compared to past Presidents, he certainly isn’t a President that could reasonably be considered to use them “the least”.

    • TML

      I would go so far as to say that ALL Executive Orders are unconstitutional in the way they have been used ever since Lincoln, because it allows one man to make and pass laws as he sees fit, bypassing Congress. I believe Executive Orders were even one of the reasons why South Carolina seceded.

      • Vigilant

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_South_Carolina#Secession_and_war

        “South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union after the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. South Carolina adopted the Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union on December 20, 1860. All of the violations of the alleged rights of Southern states mentioned in the document were about slavery.”

        SC seceded even before Lincoln took office.

      • TML

        “Observing the *forms* [emphasis in the original] of the Constitution, a sectional party has found within that Article establishing the Executive Department, the means of subverting the Constitution itself.” – South Carolina Declaration of Causes of Secession

        Think about it

      • TML

        Vigilant says, “SC seceded even before Lincoln took office.”

        Yes, I know that… but that doesn’t mean, if we strongly consider the above reference in the South Carolina Declaration, that they didn’t know what was coming. If we look into history, every President prior to Lincoln signed very few Executive Orders… most of the 1 to 4 or so…. And the content of them was no where near what they are today. After Lincoln became President, there was an explosion of Executive Orders, with content that suspended habeas corpus (among other tyrannies) and this practice has continued to this day.

        Use the following link, and select the desired year from the drop down box. Pay particular attention to the number of Executive Orders, and the content of them, before, during, and after Lincoln. Then consider the reference from the South Carolina Declaration I pointed out above.

        http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/executive_orders.php?year=1861&Submit=DISPLAY

      • Vigilant

        “Observing the *forms* [emphasis in the original] of the Constitution, a sectional party has found within that Article establishing the Executive Department, the means of subverting the Constitution itself.” – South Carolina Declaration of Causes of Secession”

        TML. I’m truly curious about that assertion in the SC secession document. To be frank, I don’t know precisely to what it refers. The whole paragraph in context was as follows:

        “For twenty-five years this agitation has been steadily increasing, until it has now secured to its aid the power of the Common Government. Observing the forms of the Constitution, a sectional party has found within that article establishing the Executive Department, the means of subverting the Constitution itself. A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery. He is to be entrusted with the administration of the Common Government, because he has declared that that “Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free,” and that the public mind must rest in the belief that Slavery is in the course of ultimate extinction.”

        What was the “the means of subverting the Constitution itself” to be found in Article II? I can’t believe it was the power of executive order (not found in Article II to the best of my knowledge), especially considering that (1) Lincoln had not taken office yet and therefore no one could have guessed that he would use executive orders to “subvert the Constitution,” and (2) there was no evidence that Lincoln intended to touch slavery within the southern states. Or in the North, for that matter. The border states remained in the Union and they were slave states, who had no fear of Lincoln outlawing slavery.

        Thanks for the reference, TML. I’ll research this further as a most interesting subject. BTW, I’d recommend that everyone read that secession document, found at http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/South_Carolina_Declaration_of_the_Causes_of_Secession

        As a note to the revisionist historians: the document makes it abundantly clear that slavery was the proximate cause of the Civil War. There’s not a word about tariffs in that document.

      • TML

        Vigilant says, “What was the “the means of subverting the Constitution itself” to be found in Article II? I can’t believe it was the power of executive order (not found in Article II to the best of my knowledge)”

        Although there is no Constitutional provision or statute that explicitly permits executive orders, there is a vague grant of “executive power” given in Article II, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Constitution, and furthered by the declaration “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed” made in Article II, Section 3, Clause 4. Most Executive Orders use these Constitutional reasonings as the authorization allowing for their issuance to be justified as part of the President’s sworn duties – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_order

        Vigilant says, “especially considering that (1) Lincoln had not taken office yet and therefore no one could have guessed that he would use executive orders to “subvert the Constitution,”

        We could argue about whether or not they could have guess Lincoln would use Executive Orders to subvert the Constitution, the point is that’s what they are declaring. – “a sectional party has found within that article establishing the Executive Department, the means of subverting the Constitution itself. … … and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery. He is to be entrusted with the administration of the Common Government, because he has declared that that “Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free,”

        Vigilant says, “and (2) there was no evidence that Lincoln intended to touch slavery within the southern states.”

        Well we could argue about that being the case or not, but they declare such in the same paragraph above, which ultimately shows my point, and a valid one… that the ‘means’ of the Executive Department, found by a sectional party, could be in reference to Executive Orders, and I believe that to be the case. Whether or not they were full of shit is another question, but it certainly supports the argument when we see that he did indeed use them immediately to subvert the constitution, albeit for purposes of war against the confederacy, rather than freeing slaves.

        Vigilant says, “Or in the North, for that matter. The border states remained in the Union and they were slave states, who had no fear of Lincoln outlawing slavery.”

        No argument there.

        Vigilant says, “Thanks for the reference, TML. I’ll research this further as a most interesting subject. BTW, I’d recommend that everyone read that secession document, found at http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/South_Carolina_Declaration_of_the_Causes_of_Secession”

        Your welcome. And thank you as well, I’ve read all of them before, but still find them fascinating.

        Vigilant says, “As a note to the revisionist historians: the document makes it abundantly clear that slavery was the proximate cause of the Civil War. There’s not a word about tariffs in that document.”

        If that is supposed to be toward me, what do tarrifs have to do with my point? There were many causes to the Civil War which surrounded slavery… and even the tarrifs had to do with slavery.

        You might find this interesting to… not sure if it’s what you would call ‘revisionist’ but it’s seem like an objective look at history to me.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzelTTCeAaA&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLFBF7DF44F41D9A87

  • Marion Barrett

    Where in the hell are our congressmen and senators? Has no one in DC the balls to stop this dictator? I am completely disgusted with my Republican party. Not one of them has the guts to stand up to this man because they are so afraid of being called racists. I don’t give a tinker’s damn what color he is—he is destroying our country piecemeal and laughing at all uf us all the while.

    • Flashy

      It’s not just Congress in the system of checks and balances we have in our system. you think he’s done something which is unConstitutional? Take it to court. It’s your Right…

      Of course, you won’t because you know you have no facts to support your claim. You’re just spouting off…

      • Sirian

        Flasho you never cease to amaze me. . . “you think he’s done something which is unConstitutional? Take it to court.” LOL!!! That’s exactly what has been done. It’s sitting in the laps of the SCOTUS, uh, let me remind you – it’s called ObamaCare!! Yep, you never cease to amaze me. LOL!!! Now you have a good day Flasho, I’m sitting back enjoying your usual comebacks!!!

      • s c

        How much are you being PAID today, shillschmuck? You DID get yourself ‘fixed, didn’t you? Just because you survived being aborted doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to compensate. Give it a try. Join the military, and show Amerika what you’re really worth. Afghanistan needs YOU. THINK, putzer. Got stones? Got brain? PROVE it.

      • JUKEBOX

        No flashy, normal people don’t have billions of dollars to fight that kind of fight in our bloated court system.

      • Flashy

        Sirian….you do realize I was commenting on the above statement which decried lack of Congressional action do you not?

      • Sirian

        Oh yes Flasho, I know what your response was. A very cleverly placed defense for your messiah. Good try, sorry, didn’t work. Both s c and Jukebox tagged you really good today – outstanding!! . :)

  • Vigilant

    “A new report by The New York Times explains that Obama’s initiatives are less focused on issues that rip away privacy and liberty, and more on domestic social welfare issues.”

    Leave it to the NY Times, and the left in general, to ignore the fact that increased funding for domestic social welfare issues rips away our liberty as fast or faster than initiatives related to national security.

    Listen up, people, every time the government steals another dollar from us to engage in wealth redistribution schemes, it has infringed upon our Natural Rights to have and to hold property that we have worked to obtained.

    Every time the government steals another dollar from us to engage in wealth redistribution schemes, it further enslaves the recipient of that dollar by making him/her more dependent upon government largesse for their survival.

    Every dollar of fiat money printed by the Fed reduces the purchasing power of every one of us. They don’t even need to put their hand in your pocket to steal from you.

    Your life, liberty and property are threatened by fiscal and monetary policies that jeopardize the very existence of the US as a sovereign nation.

    No, NY Times and Mr. President, it’s the domestic social welfare issues that have enslaved and will kill this country long before the perceived encroachment on other liberties will.

  • http://twitter.com/PrepperStan Stan Lambert (@PrepperStan)

    This is all predictable and moving alone nicely, according to plan, ladies and gentleman. Dont be upset – learn the truth and act accordingly. I have recently posted about something you might find quite interesting, if you haven’t seen that information yet:

    http://prepperssurvival.com/new-order-barbarians

    Keep in mind – what we see now is predicted and planned years ago We are simply in fina phase of their plan.

    • FreedomFighter

      Agree

      I have read the book, I know how this all ends, it ends badly for Lucys and Tares.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

  • GLJ Texas

    Executive Orders per President:

    GW Bush 279
    Clinton 363
    G. Bush 165
    Reagan 380
    Carter 319
    Ford 168
    Nixon 345
    Johnson 323
    Kennedy 213
    Eisenhower 481
    Truman 893
    FD Roosevelt 3,466

    • dan

      ..don’t forget Lincoln setting aside habeas corpus and starting a freaking Civil War

      • Flashy

        Dan…care to explain why lincoln suspended habeus Corpus and how long the suspension lasted/ As well…you wouldn’t care to explain who fired the first shot and initiated the Civil War and who advanced with an army against DC first.

      • momo

        Flashy,

        Lincoln suspended habeous corpus on April 27, 1861 in response to riots in Mayrland. The U.S. circuit court in Maryland overturned his order in Ex Parte Merryman, Lincoln ignored them. Andrew Johnson revoked the suspension on December 1, 1865.

        The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumpter, S.C. in April, 1861.

        The first battle of the Civil War was fought at Bull Run (Manassas) when the Union army under Irvin McDowell advanced from Washington, D.C. against the Confedrate Army stationed behind Bull Run, on July 16, 1861. On July 21, 1861 McDowell crossed Sudley Ford and attacked the Confederate left flank on Matthws Hill. The Confederates were driven back to Henry Hill. Later in the afternoon the Confederates counter attacked and broke the Union right flank. the Federal retreat turned into a rout. By July 22, 1861 the Union army had reached the safety of Washington, D.C. Thomas J. Jackson earned his nom de guerre of Stonewall at this battle.

        The Army of Northern Virginia only attempted two offensive operations during the Civl war, Anteitam, which ended in a draw, and Gettysburg, which ended in defeat.

      • Vigilant

        http://www.abrahamlincolnsclassroom.org/Library/newsletter.asp?ID=108&CRLI=156

        Legal scholar James F. Simon wrote: “No wartime U.S. president has ever accepted the impotent constitutional role that Taney assigned to Lincoln.” 53 According to Simon. “Taney systematically reduced the president’s constitutional powers to Lilliputian proportions. Here Taney displayed the artistry of a partisan trial lawyer than the detachment of a judge. His interpretation was starkly at odds with Taney’s own reading of presidential power when he had been President Jackson’s Attorney General.”

        “But, noted historian James G. Randall, “It was not the Supreme Court, but Chief Justice Taney in his capacity as circuit justice, hearing the Merryman petition in chambers, who declared the President’s suspension of the habeas corpus privilege to be illegal. His opinion did not become controlling law; it did not even control the Merryman case. In an unpublished and confidential memorandum to Stanton, Attorney General Bates expressed the fear that, if the legality of the President’s suspension were brought up in a test case, the Supreme Court would declare against the power assumed by the President; but the issue was never forced.”

    • Flashy

      Obama 106

      • s c

        Obummerflunky, while you’re off-topic, care to explain WHY FDR imprisoned American citizens and those of Japanese descent merely because they fit a profile? Airhead.

    • Jody

      You for got Dishonest Abe. Funny, his numbers seem to be conspicuously absent from the wikipedia list you used.

    • Viet Nam Vet 67-68

      Numbers sometimes matter but its what was ordered that really matters and so far Obamination has used it against our Constitution and the American People and he has been stoking a Race War by panderinf Jackson, Sharpton and Farakan the mRadical Muslim Cultist. Ron Paul will not use E.O. against the people of America or its Constuitution but Obamination, Romney, Gingrich and Santorum would and will. Ron Paul will revoke the three bills just passed within the last three months that took away our 1st and 5th Amendment rights, Obamination signed them into law and the Three Stooges said they would not revoke them Ron Paul said he would. Romney is a Big Government, Big Spending Fake Conservative who is all ready flip flopping on the Illegals and he was the One Term Governor who now wants to represent all, what was it Obamination said all 57 States, he’s the smartest President we have ever had. Go ahead and re-elect a Lame Duck Communist Muslim Kenyan Born Half Breed anyou will Sharia Law and Muslims and Communism like you saw in Russia 20 years ago, a mind slavery existance governed by Obamination and the New Communist Party. Then and only then will you realize what you had in a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy.

    • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

      There’s a piece written about Franklin Delano Roovevelt (FDR). Its entitled “Rejected at the gates of Hell” FDR is presenting his credentials for admission into hell. Satan listened and the turned to him and said: ” Get out of here, if I let you in they’ll kick me out”. There’s a piece in the bible that says “To Whom much is given, much is required”. That’s saying that being a citizen of America the people must do their due diligence to keep their country. Obama has evolved because of the apathy of the people. Can the people change the course. Hitler started his movment with 7 people so why not? Christ started His movement with 12 uneducated people.

  • http://Yahoo Bob Herring

    If the President use an Executive order to give money to an organization, I would consider it theft and should be treated as such. Has this already happened?

  • JUANTOMAS RIVERA

    AS LONG AS BARACK OBAMA (B.O.) IS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WE AS AMERICANS HAVE VERY LITTLE . . . . VERY LITTLE TO HOPE FOR. JUANTOMAS RIVERA

    • box-bb-car

      And with each passing year, less change…in our pockets

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/GaryMallast Gary J. Mallast

    As I keep saying, for his own sake, someone should try to remind President Obama what happened to England’s King Charles I for trying to rule without Parliament

    • Vigilant

      And George III lost thirteen colonies over these types of actions.

      • Bert Cundle Sr.

        Was George Elected by the Citizens?

      • Vigilant

        A tyrant’s a tyrant.

        Even Hitler was democratically elected to his first government post.

    • Bert Cundle Sr.

      Was Chuck Elected by the Citizens? ( Parlement had large influance of CHURCH!!!)

    • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

      Gery, Yup! And look what happened Ceasar, Hitler, Stalin and there ilk. Everyday a wouldbe Dictator, Emperor, Fueher, King is born. It’s up to the people to educate themselves what they’re all about and squash them beffore they have a chance to spred their wiles. Many of Obama’s agitators now never read his resume before he was elected. “The only thing new is the history you haven’t read yet”.

  • Bert Cundle Sr.

    President Vs. Congress = Christ Vs. Antichrist! // President Vs. Constitution = Order Vs.Law // President Vs. Citizens = Ruler Vs. Ruled // President Vs. Voters = Fool Vs. Fools!

  • Al

    Remember Fight Hard for the 2nd Amen-D-ment it may be the only constitution you have left. Also Vote ——— NO More Zars in office. ———

  • Ron

    To win 100 out of 100 battles is not the acme of skill. The true acme of skill is to win the battle without fighting. That being said, strategy and planning are necessary to fight any war. Our war, our greatest war is the information war. Information warriors are those who see that blood is not important to win hearts and mind. The greatest PSYOP that has ever been pulled off is that of money. You believe paper has value, you use it, you safeguard it. You have given it power. It is time we develop our own strategy in this regard. If we start buying silver for trade then when they devalue the currency, you are safe from tyranny. The more people buy silver the less they will have power over us. You have capitulated to their power by using their paper. Stand in defiance of tyranny and buy silver.

    • Bert Cundle Sr.

      You Dolt! When they ransac your safe place… ” NOTHING IS SAFE!”
      The Paper Money of Federal Useage… Has Largely been Replaced by Credit Cards & A.T.M. Cards! With Subjective Intrest to Government! ( Protect Your Signature, & Credit!)

  • EdinNola

    If you will notice, George Washington issued an executive order to members of his administration, an entirely different thing from what has happened with recent Presidents. An executive order is a right and proper means for an executive to communicate with his subordinates – it is NOT a way to communicate with his employers, the people of the country. Obama’s executive orders create legislation, something he is NOT permitted to do Constituitionally. Don’t mix apples and oranges. What Washington did was right and proper. What Obama does is illegal.

    • jeepman1

      You are so right Edin. The problem here is that the prez’s detractors are jumping on every anti-oman band wagon while his supporters can only come back with “well GW did it!” Clearly the scope of any EO should never circumvent the Constitution, and yet from about Jackson to today EO’s have been an end run for any administration.

  • http://yahoo anita

    And what is Congress doing to stop this? Nothing. I think everyone of them except the newer members sent to DC are in complete agreement as to what this dictator is doing. We need some more ultra conservatives in DC. It’s now or never.

    • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

      Anita, I agree with you about the need for ultra conservatives, but how many of us can define an ultra conservative? Unless there’s a simple statement of principals and a strong understanding of what one is men like Romney can declare themselves conservative. The country wasn’t founded by Republicans and Democrats. They evolved because of the actions of their predecessors. Clinton threw our ignorance in our faces when he defined “is”. There’s been a deliberate dumbing down of Americans and those who know truth from fiction had better do a lot of enlightening.

      After the Los Angeles riots some rioters were questioned why they did it. To a man they didn’t know. The difference between a crowd and mob is a thrown rock. While Christ was being cheered on his entrance to Jerusalem He said when the cheers stop the rocks will be thrown. Three days later He was crucified. We must teach our hearts right from wrong because whats in our hearts is shown in how we express ourselves.

  • Sandra Leslie

    My reply concerns grammar: While I think the piece is well thought-out, I cringed at the end when the writer used a double negative: “no . . . neither . . . nor,” which should have been either “no . . . either . . . or,” or else “neither . . . nor” without a preceding “no.”

  • Sandra Leslie

    When I read my reply to my husband, he asked me to find exactly where I’d found the “grammatical error” – and I couldn’t! So if my eyes and mind deceived me, a thousand pardons. I promise not to correct you again, especially when there seems to be nothing that needed correcting.

  • Jonah

    If the ways of man, (the anti christ ) treads over the Bible it will surely pervert the Constitution without any fear of accountability until the world becomes fully aware that everyday could be judgment day and have to account for the abominations and lawlessness they created..

  • jacksmith

    REALITY!! And A Fix for Unemployment, Homelessness and Hunger

    In addition to fixing healthcare the right way we need a NewDeal. We need a permanent and updated FDR WPA (Works Progress Administration). A Full employment act requiring the government to provide a job for everyone able to work that wants to work at a living wage or better. At safe, meaningful work where they live. Guaranteed by the US government. With free or very affordable excellent healthcare and free or very affordable education and training for advancement or just personal enrichment.

    ( http://my.firedoglake.com/iflizwerequeen/2011/05/16/how-about-a-little-truth-about-what-the-majority-want-for-health-care/ )

    ( Gov. Peter Shumlin: Real Healthcare reform — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yFUbkVCsZ4 )

    ( Health Care Budget Deficit Calculator — http://www.cepr.net/calculators/hc/hc-calculator.html )

    ( Briefing: Dean Baker on Boosting the Economy by Saving Healthcare http://t.co/fmVz8nM )

    START NOW!

    As you all know. Had congress passed a single-payer or government-run robust Public Option CHOICE! available to everyone on day one, our economy and jobs would have taken off like a rocket. And still will. Single-payer would be best. But a government-run robust Public Option CHOICE! that can lead to a single-payer system is the least you can accept. It’s not about competing with for-profit healthcare and for-profit health insurance. It’s about replacing it with Universal Healthcare Assurance. Everyone knows this now.

    The message from the midterm elections was clear. The American people want real healthcare reform. They want that individual mandate requiring them to buy private health insurance abolished. And they want a government-run robust public option CHOICE! available to everyone on day one. And they want it now.

    They want Drug re-importation, and abolishment, or strong restrictions on patents for biologic and prescription drugs. And government controlled and negotiated drug and medical cost. They want back control of their healthcare system from the Medical Industrial Complex. And they want it NOW!

    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NOT, AND MUST NOT, ALLOW AN INDIVIDUAL MANDATE TO STAND WITHOUT A STRONG GOVERNMENT-RUN PUBLIC OPTION CHOICE! AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE.

    For-profit health insurance is extremely unethical, and morally repugnant. It’s as morally repugnant as slavery was. And few if any decent Americans are going to allow them-self to be compelled to support such an unethical and immoral crime against humanity.

    This is a matter of National and Global security. There can be NO MORE EXCUSES.

    Further, we want that corrupt, undemocratic filibuster abolished. Whats the point of an election if one corrupt member of congress can block the will of the people, and any legislation the majority wants. And do it in secret. Give me a break people.

    Also, unemployment healthcare benefits are critically needed. But they should be provided through the Medicare program at cost, less the 65% government premium subsidy provided now to private for profit health insurance.

    Congress should stop wasting hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money on private for profit health insurance subsidies. Subsidies that cost the taxpayer 10x as much or more than Medicare does. Private for profit health insurance plans cost more. But provide dangerous and poorer quality patient care.

    Republicans: GET RID OF THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE.

    Democrats: ADD A ROBUST GOVERNMENT-RUN PUBLIC OPTION TO HEALTHCARE REFORM.

    This is what the American people are shouting at you. Both parties have just enough power now to do what the American people want. GET! IT! DONE! NOW!

    If congress does not abolish the individual mandate. And establish a government-run public option CHOICE! before the end of 2011. EVERY! member of congress up for reelection in 2012 will face strong progressive pro public option, and anti-individual mandate replacement candidates.

    Strong progressive pro “PUBLIC OPTION” CHOICE! and anti-individual mandate volunteer candidates should begin now. And start the process of replacing any and all members of congress that obstruct, or fail to add a government-run robust PUBLIC OPTION CHOICE! before the end of 2011.

    We need two or three very strong progressive volunteer candidates for every member of congress that will be up for reelection in 2012. You should be fully prepared to politically EVISCERATE EVERY INCUMBENT that fails or obstructs “THE PUBLIC OPTION”. And you should be willing to step aside and support the strongest pro “PUBLIC OPTION” candidate if the need arises.

    ASSUME CONGRESS WILL FAIL and SELLOUT again. So start preparing now to CUT THEIR POLITICAL THROATS. You can always step aside if they succeed. But only if they succeed. We didn’t have much time to prepare before these past midterm elections. So the American people had to use a political shotgun approach. But by 2012 you will have a scalpel.

    Congress could have passed a robust government-run public option during it’s lame duck session. They knew what the American people wanted. They already had several bills on record. And the house had already passed a public option. Departing members could have left with a truly great accomplishment. And the rest of you could have solidified your job before the 2012 elections.

    President Obama, you promised the American people a strong public option available to everyone. And the American people overwhelmingly supported you for it. Maybe it just wasn’t possible before. But it is now.

    Knock heads. Threaten people. Or do whatever you have to. We will support you. But get us that robust public option CHOICE! available to everyone on day one before the end of 2011. Or We The People Of The United States will make the past midterm election look like a cake walk in 2012. And it will include you.

    We still have a healthcare crisis in America. With hundreds of thousands dieing needlessly every year in America. And a for profit medical industrial complex that threatens the security and health of the entire world. They have already attacked the world with H1N1 killing thousands, and injuring millions. And more attacks are planned for profit, and to feed their greed.

    Spread the word people.

    Progressives, prepare the American peoples scalpels. It’s time to remove some politically diseased tissues.

    God Bless You my fellow human beings. I’m proud to be one of you. You did good.

    See you on the battle field.

    Sincerely

    jacksmith – WorkingClass :-)

  • Kate8

    For any of you who are willing to put your action where your mouth is, here is a citizen movement rising up in every state, and THEY NEED YOU.

    This involves official government monitors, coordinators, and various citizen watch groups to insure government constraint.

    I joined the webinar last night. There is another on Thursday.

    http://givemeliberty.org/

  • Kate8

    Here is a video, directed to Judge Napolitano, where the plan is explained.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBQuq8jkM48

  • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

    As I understand it, Congress was suppose to represent the people in the federal government. The Senate was appointed by the State legislatures to represent the States interest. They were appointed not voted in by the people. The Executive was to be there to carry out the bills handed it. The Executive does have power to veto or write Executive orders to define said bills. The Congress can override the Executive with a 2/3 vote on vetos so why can’t the Congress have that same power when it comes to Executive “signing statements”? Since Washington’s time there has always been a division of ideas in the Federal Government. One believes in States rights, the other a strong Fed or King.The seed for division has always been there. With time advocates of a strong Fed have won over and their thinking lays out the path for a King, Emperor or any other kind of Tyrant you can think of. The State rights people create competition among the States. People will gravitate to the State that is most profitable to them making it mandatory for the States to offer a better way.

    The founders were for the most part States rights people. It took the 11 years to come up with the Constitution that would satisfy that thinking. They just come out of a war with their King. Why would they want another strong Fed?. Pick up arms and band together in time of need but put up their arms and go home in times of peace. For evil or good to prevail it will be headed by one.

  • maxtor

    totalitarian—-thats what he wants!! his mouth drools thinking about it, he dreams about it!! he better be stopped or when or if he is re-elected, you havent seen anything yet….you can expect totalitarian rule on everything he can get his hands on…..during his next tenure, god help us if he is elected, he will try to do away with the 2 term rule and stay in power as long as possible!! it coming if he is not stopped!!

  • Matt

    free course in the Constitution
    http://constitution.hillsdale.edu
    try it you will be one of the few who knows what the Constitution says and supposedly
    does not say

  • http://Yahoo.com James Lee

    Brains from a fiennd: Socialism is great until you run out of other peoples money.

  • Bimbam

    HEAR oh Israel Deut. 17:4-15 “When you come to the land the LORD your God is giving you and take it over and live in it and then say, “I will select a king like all the nations surrounding me,” you must select without fail a king whom the LORD your God chooses. From among your fellow citizens you must appoint a king – you may not designate a foreigner who is not one of your fellow Israelites.”

    Barry Saetoro is a FOREIGNER!!! You must remove him as you king. If you do not HEED the word of the LORD than the next 4 years will NOT be like the previous 4 years. Those were just a TASTE of what is to CUM upon you.

    Why do you aks? Because this time this foreign boy-king does not have to ANSWER TO YOU! He does not have to be re-elected.

    You have disobeyed the Lord those of you that put in this eminently unqualifed foreigner who will now SELL YOU to the highest bidder as slaves!!

  • truesoy

    Hard to believe, but I find myself agreeing with Bob Livingston on most of what he is saying about the systematic erosion of our constitutional rights, though probably not on every point, nor for the same reasons.
    However, our biggest mistake was to accept ‘the Patriot Act” from the Bush administration, but we did, because we wanted security at the expense of freedom.
    The culprist were mostly republicans, and they were quick to brand you un-patriotic, and/or for the enemy if you dared to dissent. And no matter how I even tried to convince my republican friends about the perils of going down that path, I was quickly rebutted. The Patriot Act does not apply to us americans, this is to use against the ‘terrorists’. Oh really, tell me about it now.
    Obama had it right when he opposed it, and then he became President, and he ‘forgot’, why? is it because now all that ‘power’ is his hands, and we humans, as humans will do, crave power, or was it because of Congressional opposition, and/or political considerations?.
    Regardless, the patriot act is an affront to our liberties.
    And yet, having said that, there is more good in re-electing Obama than in electing any of the republican candidates for the presidency. Therefore electing Obama to a second term is the most logical of all decisions.

    Sincerely,
    Truesoy

  • chuckb

    truesoy, now i know why barry is president.

    • truesoy

      yes…and all for the right reasons. And you’ll also know why Romney is not going to be president. All for the right reasons.
      Furthermore, a reasonable person of average and/or above average intelligence would never vote for Romney, unless such person was oblivious to the republican agenda.
      The problem is not Obama. The problem is what the republicans will do unto us if Romney gets elected, that we’ll have to worry about.

      Sincerely,
      Truesoy

  • Pete Gordon

    I agree with the article. The republicans have been really big users of very bad executive orders, like the homeboys security department, the bank bailouts, and many more. It would be foolish to let those guys get back in power.

  • gnafu

    The Eagle cannot fly without wings. It will CRASH. If this administration thinks it can fly without wings, Legislature and Judical Branches, it is in for a big surprise here in America. The People will rise up and take down the flightless bird, replace it with an intelligent Eagle and give it necessary wings.

  • http://Yahoo Observing 57

    Consuela congratulations on your opinion. It’s so true. Say something when you talk, don’t be a yes person like the insecure Democrats that have not really researched their criteria.

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