Archive for July 7, 2010

UPDATE: The correct answer to this installment of our author trivia contest is…. Walter Williams and was nailed early on by Obi’s Sister. Jedi Princess, the force is indeed with you. Thanks to all for playing along!

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I’ve found a worthy writer and it’s time once again to play Name the Naked Author! This time, if you know the author’s name, go ahead and share it. No harm done because I will not declare the correct answer until Saturday.

Be sure to check out the highlighted text from James Madison at the beginning. I wonder if  Woodrow Wilson and FDR were privy to that little piece of enlightenment. I don’t have to wonder on the bunch inhabiting the brothel at the moment. They wouldn’t have paid attention.

As last time, leave your answer in the comments and remember the honor system. (No Google). After all, we’re not liberals.

Good Luck!

The celebration of our founders’ 1776 revolt against King George III and the English Parliament is over. Let’s reflect how the founders might judge today’s Americans and how today’s Americans might judge them.

In 1794, when Congress appropriated $15,000 to assist some French refugees, James Madison, the acknowledged father of our Constitution, stood on the floor of the House to object, saying, “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” He later added, “(T)he government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” Two hundred years later, at least two-thirds of a multi-trillion-dollar federal budget is spent on charity or “objects of benevolence.”

What would the founders think about our respect for democracy and majority rule? Here’s what Thomas Jefferson said: “The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society.” John Adams advised, “Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” The founders envisioned a republican form of government, but as Benjamin Franklin warned, “When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”

What would the founders think about the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2005 Kelo v. City of New London decision where the court sanctioned the taking of private property of one American to hand over to another American? John Adams explained: “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If ‘Thou shalt not covet’ and ‘Thou shalt not steal’ were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free.”

Thomas Jefferson counseled us not to worship the U.S. Supreme Court: “(T)he opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.”

How might our founders have commented about last week’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding our rights to keep and bear arms? Justice Samuel Alito, in writing the majority opinion, said, “Individual self-defense is the central component of the Second Amendment.” The founders would have responded “Balderdash!” Jefferson said, “What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”

George Mason explained, “(T)o disarm the people (is) the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” Noah Webster elaborated: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed. … The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.”

Contrary to Alito’s assertion, the central component of the Second Amendment is to protect ourselves from U.S. Congress, not street thugs.

Today’s Americans have contempt for our founders’ vision. I’m sure our founders would have contempt for ours.

Ten-Gallon Hat Tip to Keith-the-ineligible

Let’s all sue the President, the Congress and the Senate! We could file a class action law suit for the return of our rights, all of them, down to the very last one. Never mind the specifics. The congressmen don’t. We’ll just say, “If you want to know what’s in the suit, you’ll have to vote in our favor.”

Or, just ask for restoration of our natural, God given rights as specified in the Declaration of Independence and The Bill of Rights. Then the basturds might actually have to read the documents!

For that matter, why stop at one? Why not ten thousand law suits? One million suits? Cloward Piven the court system with suits of prosecution against Obama and every member of the administration,  every congresscritter who voted for Obamacare, bailouts, everything Obama. Keep them on the defensive.

After all, there are 300 million of us, give or take a few idiots that still believe the hybrid donkey, we could, at the very least prolong the inevitable DICKtatorship or we could actually beat the f*ckers at their own game, mobilizing the American people.

It’s come down to it. They have granted themselves an endless flow of cash and should all be impeached post haste. Their PODS are ready.

Good times ahead! Everyone get ready for the fun ride of a lifetime. It’s a world without boundaries. It’s a new kind of trust and transparency. The opacity is underwhelming!

Government without a budget! Yeees! You can experience the engrossing thrill of watching an out of control fire breathing dragon incinerate your entire home, lawn, block, village, city to infinity!

Neverending fun for the whole surviving family!

Get the full details at your friendly neighborhood Jedi sibling.

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