Constitution

Marxist Rush To Regulate The Republic Out Of Existence.

This is perhaps the most sickeningly insidious part of Obama and the Congressional Marxists plan for you, America. Transformational change, indeed. Changing your life and the lives of everyone you know. The DeMarxists are fully well aware that their messiah, their golden boy, is a blank pistol. They know that with every passing day the prospects for an Obama second term become more tenuous.

It’s getting harder and harder for the White House and the Democrats in Congress to convince anybody that Obama’s fiscal and economic policies are anything but an unmitigated disaster. Trust me, they can see the train wreck coming as well as we can. They may be delusional but they’re not stupid… in a slimy sort of way.

Remember how the DeMarxist House behaved right up to the very day the Republicans took over on January 4, 2011? They continued to shred the rule of law and the Constitution right up until the bitter end. That they did this, in full light of the knowledge that the overwhelming number of Americans were adamantly opposed to their illegality, should tell you all. They don’t have the majority party any more, and their hold on the Senate is slim… and after 2012 will most likely be non-existent.

What is occurring, and at a fantastically rapid pace, is a multiple agency rush to regulate away our Republic outside of the purview of the people’s Congress, outside any jurisdiction and, in most cases, without any oversight at all.

If they can forever (as they see it) embroil us in an endless progression of regulation, bureaucracy and servility to nameless, faceless government tyranny, America as we know it will cease to exist.

The time is now. We have to move on this now. Contact your representatives and tell them to cut funding to as many of these regulatory agencies and bureaux as possible.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Truth Is Consequential.

For two long years this column, along with most other conservative writers, have trumpeted the mastery of the conservative message in the face of the rising tide of Marxist totalitarianism. The very mission statement of this column, “The light of freedom and truth in the defense of our republic”, is a clarion call to action.

Today’s conservative is most likely to be in the Patriot Movement or be in sympathy with the Tea Party Patriots’ aims. No surprises there, 60 to 80 million American voters agree very strongly with the Tea Party ‘platform’, if there is such a thing. If we have a platform it would have to be the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.

Consequences… they’re all around us. To most of us, consequences are the result of ill-considered actions or decisions. To the Marxist liberal there can be no constraint from mere consequences, because of the ‘purity’ of the liberal progressive motive. Purity of intent is a rising tide that lifts all boats in the murky shadow world of ‘communism light’. History is strewn with the debris of such philosophy.

The inner workings of the Marxist movement were displayed as never before, due to the intensity of the exposure provided by the conservative news media and the conservative blogosphere. The consequences of the last election haven’t all been felt yet… far from it.

That election tsunami was the direct result of the American voting public’s exposure to the monstrous statist ideology of Barack Obama, the main stream leftist media, his DeMarxist Congress, and the patriotic constitutional movements known collectively as the Tea Parties. It wasn’t even close. Americans prefer the Constitutional Republican/Tea Party by way over 60%.

Truth does count and people sense it. They seek it like a moth to flame. Truth and freedom… they are insuperable.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Now Is The Time.

I know now how our patriot forefathers, good British subjects all, could have been forced into acts of civil disobedience followed by open rebellion against what they saw as a government out of control and committing illegal acts against the citizens of the colonies.


Freshman members of the 112th Congress

 

I, and many other patriots, have been experiencing these same emotions. It’s not easy to stand by and watch the Marxist cabal shred the Constitution and the rule of law. They used to do it undercover and in secret. Now they are doing it out in the open.

I’ve taken on the Republican establishment often enough that no one is going to accuse me of carrying their water. The Republicans did do a magnificent job of political guerrilla warfare while severely outnumbered in both the House and the Senate.

The Marxists got Obamacare passed, but it cost them the House as their illegal and unconstitutional behavior was stripped bare and exposed for all of America to bear witness to. The Republicans delayed, used the power of the patriot movement to influence lawmakers and staged no less than seventy six filibusters. Many times we watched as the Marxists caved in front of a determined minority resistance.

We will be tested as no majority party has ever been. If anyone is under the misapprehension that the Marxists are somehow going to be tamed by this defeat and ride off into political obscurity, they have another thing coming. We’ve seen them exposed… these people are confirmed ideologues and only defeat, absolute defeat, will stop them. Welcome, 112th Congress… your war awaits.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

Thanksgiving – Time To Reflect On Our God And Our Freedom.

I’ve been absolutely appalled listening to the insipidly ‘tame’ individuals willingly trading their freedom for the dubious safety afforded by the dysfunctional TSA and its entire apparatus. Fact: The TSA has neither detected nor prevented a single incidence of terrorism since its inception, despite the inconvenience and discomfiture of millions of traveling Americans.

This government has come closer than any number of enemies to subjugating the American people. Our forefathers of only a few generations ago would be appalled at the reach of Washington into our personal affairs and our daily lives. They would not have tolerated it. Washington or no Washington, they would have stopped the nonsense dead in its tracks.

Just to aid the liberally challenged out there… neither would they have recognized the so-called ‘separation of Church and State’. It simply didn’t exist. There is no such precept anywhere in the Constitution or in any of the Founding Documents. The only reason it has been permitted to exist at all is because of the weakness and timidity of self-described ‘men of the people’ who had not the courage of their supposed convictions.

Had the proponents of the secularist removal of God from the body politic been confronted with determination and purpose, their arguments would have dissolved in the face of the Constitution itself.

It is my firm belief that our so-called Republican leadership has been highly culpable in this regard. Much more willing to cave at the first onslaught of the secular left than to stand and fight on principle. That’s why the establishment of the GOP must undergo a reformation or be left behind.

By abrogating their responsibility in this regard, they have left this and many other battles for us, the American Patriots, to fight.

Today we join with family, relatives and friends to meet and give thanks to God almighty, the architect of our great nation. And when you do, say a prayer for the preservation of our country, our ideals, and the sacred covenant which freedom has forged between us and our Creator.

No other country, no other people, have been as blessed as we. We are the light and the hope of the civilized world. Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Holder, Napolitano and their evil ideology will not stand in the face of the march of the American Patriot.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Unexpected Consequences.

This week, one man overturned the will of seven million Californians, shredding the meaning and intent of the Fourteenth Amendment. Judge Vaughn R. Walker sought to turn the trial into the circus maximus of the gay movement… he wanted cameras in his courtroom to dramatize the proceedings.


Judge Vaughn Walker

It was apparent from the beginning that the good judge had a stake in the trial’s outcome. How an acknowledged activist in the gay movement ever became the trial judge on the Proposition Eight issue, without being challenged and forced to recuse, is remarkable. The ultra-left may find that this judge’s self-serving decision, which stands against the beliefs of the vast majority of the American people, will only serve to further inflame the nation against the DeMarxist government in Washington and the states themselves, many of whom are in the sights of the American Patriot movement.

Barring an October surprise (take nothing for granted), it looks like the DeMarxists in Congress, not a few ‘moderate’ Democrats and some Republicans (at least the ones we can get to this cycle), are going to be surprised at the mounting voter angst out there. I’m seeing increasing numbers of Democrats, and even a few recalcitrant liberals, change their mind about their role in furthering Obama’s Marxist tyranny.

We’ve had it with activist judges who legislate from the bench while ignoring the Constitution altogether. We’ve had it with the corruption we see on a daily basis. We’ve had it even more with the politicians that put this country at risk… who have broken their oath and have sullied the offices they occupy. Keep marching toward November… Get active, stay active!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

The Fundamental Issue for America

The Drudge Report headline yesterday in red and all caps “SHOCK VIDEO: DEM CONGRESSMAN BRAGS: 'FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN DO MOST ANYTHING IN THIS COUNTRY'...”

If you’re inclined to get your week off on the wrong foot, you had no choice but to watch – knowing it would infuriate you.

But what Drudge highlighted wasn’t what that clip was about.

Instead, it was the essence of the political debate over domestic policy in this nation for the past century and likely for the next century.

First, the latest characters in this great drama. On one side of the debate was Pete Stark the Democrat Congressman from California – casually dressed to match the appearance of his constituents which betrays his 37 years inside the Beltway.

Then we see an ordinary American woman – unpolished and reading off a prepared statement. Stammering her way through a question she was taught by our inadequate education system to write over and over, but not trained in the oratory to deliver the final product.

She clumsily quotes the 13th Amendment and uses a highly emotive word like “slavery” in lieu of the better analogy of involuntary servitude. She chooses a shocking word because it’s the best way to convey her anger. Anger that gave her the energy to google all of her research and write-out her question.

She has an intuition, a sense that there is something that doesn’t seem quite right about the new Health Care Reform bill that gives all Americans the right to health care.

What she senses intuitively is one side of the debate of maintaining the existing Bill of Rights that was ratified with the original Constitution rather than supplementing it with a Second Bill of Rights.

The Second Bill of Rights are a list of entitlements that all Americans are to be given such as health care, housing, employment compensated by a living wage, and an education. These are positive rights and are often regarded by Democrat politicians (like Rep. Stark) to be on the same level as negative rights since FDR introduced this litany in 1944. 

Aside from your rights as a potentially accused criminal, the original Bill of Rights consists mainly of rights that you as an individual can perform as an action and the government cannot infringe on your right to perform that action yourself. The woman used the Founding Fathers description of “inalienable.” They are also called negative rights because each individual has these rights and it is a violation for another person to prevent these actions from happening. 

The major issue that is being debated right now is not so much philosophical, but the realization – made worse by a bad economy – that in order to implement the Second Bill of Rights for all Americans, then there must be an infringement on the liberty and property of other citizens. Either by requiring those with the necessary skills to provide these services for Americans who could not otherwise have them or by enforcing on the most productive citizens a punitive tax burden needed to adequately fund the former.

In this particular clip, the woman discusses an overlooked aspect of the health care debate which gets to the heart of the real-world consequences of implementing the Second Bill of Rights.

In order to have the right to something like health care, then it must be delivered to us by professionals who will likely not be compensated appropriately for their services. So doctors and nurses will be forced to provide health care services to people they would otherwise not deliver care to.

The same thing would happen if other positive rights are given to us.

For a person to have the right to be employed at a living wage there must be an enforcement of employers to hire people and pay them a minimum amount predetermined by authorities. Likewise engineers and construction workers would have to designate property to build homes and apartment buildings for every American to live in so the land cannot be used for commercial interests. And teachers must educate everyone, even those who fail and drop out. A plight that sounds remarkably similar to doctors having to spend more time treating patients that have used their money to diminish their health with bad food and smoking without paying anything for health care over the past few years.

The framework of these debates pits FDR's promise of a Second Bill of Rights against the original Bill of Rights. Everything in the Second Bill of Rights is based on you getting something from someone else and that infringes on someone else's liberty and property.

Federally Mandated Literacy Tests to Buy Newspapers, Religion Classes to Attend Churches, Others

Democrats might be right. It's obvious that Americans have become a stupid people. Our schools have disgorged students who have fallen to the bottom of the barrel in literacy, math and science scores, late-night comedians have no lack for citizens on the street that have no cue about law or history, and as voters…. well, as voters we've been stupid enough to elect people like James Traficant, John Edwards, Robert "KKK" Byrd, "Benedict" Arlen Specter, Pete Stark, or for that matter Jimmy Carter and Barack Hussein Obama. We need help and what better entity than government to rescue us? So, we need some new rules so that Americans can be better controlled.

I've gotten this great idea from Richard "King" Daley, Mayor of Chicago, who has decided with his newest stab at gun control that we need to institute mandated firearm training classes for every Chicago gun owner as well as costly yearly licensing fees. This is a brilliant idea. So much so that I think we can expand on this idea in order to have a better, more orderly society.

Plainly Daley and his Democrat cohorts need to implement these "training" mandates on a wider basis. Not only will we have a better trained citizenry, but we'll have billions of dollars flowing into the treasury from the high fees that such classes must invariably entail. And jobs? Why, think of how many jobs will be created by these new policies. We'll need millions of low-level, perfunctory clerks, classroom instructors, and paper pushers to get this all off the ground. And what could be better than more education and more money in the form of hidden taxes going to fill the pockets of government officials?

So, since we have already decided that citizens observing their Constitutional rights will be forced to pay expensive fees and take costly classes to own a gun, we need to look elsewhere to see where this idea can work as well as it does for the Second Amendment.

How about the First Amendment?

Sensible new media control laws would mandate that newspapermen must take literacy and writing classes in order to work at a newspaper. Not only that, but newspaper buyers should be held to one paper a month. After all, the ideas in those papers are very, very dangerous and being exposed to too many ideas is not good for the safety and comfort of government officials.

As to religion, heck what other "idea" has been as dangerous as that? Therefore, we need government classes to train anyone that wants to go to church. We also need to thoroughly license ministers and pastors. These people need to be answerable fully to the government for their every thought, their every uttered word. After all, religion can be very dangerous, right? The government has a vested interest in making sure that religion control makes things safe for police and firemen when they go into homes of churchgoers.

And protest marches have been well known to be a hotbed of subversive activity. It is obvious that anyone that should ever want to attend a protest of any kind must take government classes to train them how to best observe their God-given rights to offer redress to government. And those that organize protests need to be licensed, too. Also, no organizer should be allowed to live in any sizable city. It's for your safety, you know?

Now, I know that voting isn't necessarily a right. But we do need more controls on it. So no one should be allowed to vote unless they get a license, and attend voting literacy classes every year to better train them for the ballot box. I can't see this being too expensive. Maybe classes for $100 a session and a voting license costing $50 each general election. It's not that bad, really.

Congressional Democrats have had a wonderful knack of naming new laws in an Orwellian fashion of late. We have the "Employee Free Choice Act" that squelches free choice, or the "DISCLOSE Act" that doesn't require as much disclosure for some folks as it does others. We even had the "Freedom of Choice Act" that excluded the choice of living for a baby. Well we can call this new idea the "BEST Act." That would be the "Bill for Enforcing Societal Training Act." It’s what’s BEST for us all, ya know?

Mayor Richard "King" Daley and the Democrat Party are geniuses. My hat is off to them, it really is.

The War at Home

The War at Home While brave men and women fight overseas for our American way of life, we have a war raging at home that many Americans are just waking up to. Some try to label this war Right versus Left, or Republican versus Democrat, but those are smoke screens for the real battle – Statism versus Individual Liberty. It’s time we get down to the crux of the disagreement – do you believe you know best how to run your life or do you believe that the government knows best how to run your life?

Let’s look at a couple of battles in this war.

HEALTHCARE

Our current system has never operated under free market capitalism. Statism won this battle from the start. Since the first health insurance program was conceived by Blue Cross in the 1920’s, government has been involved in subsidizing and controlling how health insurance is offered. Since that time, there has been increasing government intrusion in the health care industry to the point that in 2010, the government has effectively taken over the industry. The “Individual Liberty” option never had a chance, even though we have seen Statism tried and failed in Europe. Universal health care is bankrupting Europe while providing inferior service.

So, what would the “Individual Liberty” option look like as applied to health care? 1. Competition amongst insurance companies, including the ability to buy health insurance over state lines (the original intent of the Commerce Clause), which would be an incentive to lower the cost of coverage. 2. Owning your own insurance versus employer-paid insurance. Which means you don’t lose insurance if you lose your job. 3. Choice on scope of coverage just like in your auto or home insurance, you don’t pay for the coverage of expenses your lifestyle doesn’t require. Repealing the laws that prevent these 3 changes would deal with most of the problems in today’s health care chaos.

BAILOUTS

Here again, we have tried the Statism approach of the Federal government making the decision for all of us that certain business were “too big to fail”. The bailouts didn’t achieve their stated goals and arguably made the problems worse. GM claims they paid off their loan but, in reality, they just borrowed more money from you and me to pay off what they already owed you and me. TARP (for which Congressman Wamp and other Republicans voted yes) transferred billions of dollars from taxpayers to a select few bank executives to do with what they willed with essentially no strings attached. Has credit been freed up? Have you been able to get a better mortgage or business loan?

Now let’s look at the “Individual Liberty” approach. GM made a series of poor decisions that led them into bankruptcy. GM would argue that the government is to blame as there were so many regulations to comply with. They are right, in part, there are too many regulations that make doing business in the US very difficult, and that should be changed. However, other car companies are surviving even this economy. The Liberty approach would have let GM fail; we wouldn’t be out the billions of dollars we gave them, other companies would have bought up GM’s assets and put them back to use and employed the laid off workers. Same story for the failed banks. The bailouts have actually prolonged the recession by preventing this natural recovery process.

These are just two of the many examples of Statism making problems worse instead of solving them, so why this battle against Individual Liberty? It’s simple. Statism empowers those in government, typically by appealing to the busybodies that want to “help” others with taxpayer money. They convince voters of their concern for the “environment” or for “the children” or for “the less privileged” and that they know what to do about it.

The battle between Statism and Individual Liberty rages on now more than ever because the Statists aren’t willing to give up the power that they have accumulated, and because the busybodies aren’t willing to give up the baseless notion that they can solve all our problems for us. Americans are finally waking up to this war at home. The economic collapse in Europe and repeated failures of socialistic countries give us stark examples of how Statism turns out. The question for voters this 2010 election will be this: do you recognize what’s really going on? Will you pick Liberty or Statism?

Van Irion, Candidate for Congress, Tennessee District 3

www.van4congress.org

Remember the Reason they Sacrificed

During the 9/12 march in DC I saw a sign held by an old man wearing an army uniform. It said “I didn’t serve 25 years for Socialism!” For 234 years Americans have fought and died to defend the American way of life. They fought for freedom. They fought for the right to keep what you earn. They fought for the right to make decisions for themselves. They even fought for the right to live with the consequences of their own bad decisions. These are the ideas that made America great. These are the ideals that we fight and die to defend.

On Memorial day we honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of America. Most of those heroes died far from home in lonely places. Many left children at home that they never got to see grow up. All gave up precious days on Earth. They gave up the only life God granted to them.

Such sacrifices cannot be forgotten. We must remember their sacrifice, but we must also remember the reason they sacrificed. Their gift to us is freedom. But it isn’t ours to use up and throw away. It belongs to our children, and our children’s children. Our fallen heroes died to preserve the American way of life for all generations that would follow them. They knew that if freedom is lost, it may never be regained. That is why they were willing to give everything they had to defend the ideals that made America. Those of us left behind must defend the way of life that our fallen heroes gave so much to preserve.

The American way of life is about to be lost, not to a foreign invader, but to our own tyrannical Federal Government. We have let our own government ignore the Constitution and because of that, we’re losing our freedom. Government taxation to fund entitlement programs is Socialism. Socialism is not freedom. It’s the opposite of freedom. Governmental control of corporations is not freedom. It is Nazism. These are the evils that our fallen heroes fought against for most of the twentieth century. Yet we’re now electing politicians that ignore our Constitution, and ignore the sacrifice of those that died to protect freedom. We must stop this abomination and return to our founding ideals.

Please remember our fallen heroes. But more importantly, please remember why they were willing to die. They gave us a gift that we must now fight to recover for our children. Please fight to prevent our own government from destroying the American way of life.

Van Irion, Air Force Veteran, Constitutionalist, and Congressional Candidate, TN03

Our Founding Documents… The Foundations Of Freedom.

The three documents, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights are the model from which America draws its freedoms. Those freedoms, and the industry and genius of a free people, are responsible for the astronomical success of the great American experiment.

Many, back in the days of King George the Third and the Revolution, didn’t believe that people could self govern, that instead the guidance of a firm but benign ruler was necessary as the common man simply could not be trusted to make life decisions for himself. Europe was essentially a series of post medieval fiefdoms. A rigid caste/class system ensured the status quo.

With the discovery of the new world, the colonizing of America sent hints of freedom back to the old world. The restless and independent who chaffed under monarchical rule responded and fled to this new land, where a man was free to worship as he pleased and prosper through the efforts of his own labor, far from the courts of Europe. This led to a fierce independence and a love of the country that had given them so much.

The Revolutionary War brought together some of the best minds in the colonies to formulate the founding documents of our fledgling republic. I’m one of those that believe that the documents were God-given. God was a very big part of our founders’ thinking and their lives, and it shows in the wording. I’m more and more convinced that the founding documents should be read, examined and wondered over by every citizen. The language is simple and easy to understand. You cannot read these works and not feel uplifted.

Since we felt so strongly about it, Dee created a page on our website, tabbed ‘Our Founding Documents’. Click on it and you can read and copy all three. You’d be surprised what a working knowledge of the founders will do for you the next time you tangle with your liberal uncle. I need to thank Dee for her magnificent work on the site. Take a look around and let us know what you think.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

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