Sunday, August 29, 2010

AMERICA'S ONLY CHANCE

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

We Need A Revolution, Not A Movement by Chuck Baldwin

August 27, 2010

Archived column: http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=2172

The elections of 2008 (and the early elections of 2010) produced two
significant phenomena: the "Ron Paul Revolution," and the "Tea Party
Movement." And, mark it down: both of them will have profound effects
upon the upcoming November elections--and upon the 2012 elections as
well. Call them what you want, however, America doesn't need another
movement; it needs a genuine revolution.

The Tea Party movement, while still a force with which to be
contended, has already been diluted and compromised. The primary
elections plainly reveal the reality of this fact. The high spots so
far are the defeats of Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania and Bob Bennett
in Utah. The low spots so far are the reelection of John McCain in
Arizona and the election of Dan Coats in Indiana.

John McCain's election, in particular, demonstrates how many
conservatives and "revolutionaries" still don't get it. If any State
in the union should have an up-close-and-personal look at what we are
up against, it would be the people of Arizona. After all, they are on
the front lines in the fight of one of the most important battles
currently being waged in our country: illegal immigration. And John
McCain is one of the worst offenders in terms of facilitating and
encouraging this illegal invasion. Yet the people of Arizona reelected
McCain to the US Senate. (It would interesting to know how many
illegal aliens voted for McCain, would it not?)

Then again, John McCain received the enthusiastic endorsement of
former Alaska governor, Sarah Palin. This endorsement obviously
brought McCain thousands of Tea Party votes that otherwise would have
gone to his principal opponent, J.D. Hayworth. McCain is not the only
Big-Government globalist neocon to receive Palin's endorsement. Many
of Palin's endorsees are neocons; which leads to one of the biggest
problems with any so-called conservative movement: allowing
celebrity-type "conservatives" to become the de facto leaders and
spokesmen for what should be a true grassroots, people-generated
rebellion. Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are the two biggest culprits in
this regard.

Mark my words: Palin and Beck may see themselves as part of a
conservative "movement," but they want nothing to do with an
old-fashioned, honest-to-God, Patrick Henry-style revolution. In fact,
they are doing everything in their power to keep such a revolution
from taking place.

This does not mean that Palin and Beck do not contribute some good
things to freedom's fight. They do. The problem is, for every good
thing they contribute they counterbalance it by supporting
establishment principals, such as John McCain and Newt Gingrich, and
attacking non-establishment players and ideas, which serves only to
keep the Big-Government power structure firmly ensconced in
Washington, D.C.

Get real, folks, and start thinking for yourselves. Ask yourself why
Fox News never (or hardly ever) invites non-establishment patriots to
appear on their network. Why do you not see former Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts on Fox News? Why do you not see
former Georgia congressman and Presidential candidate Bob Barr on Fox
News? Why do you not see former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura on
Fox News? Why do you not see former Director of the US Office of
Economic Opportunity and Presidential candidate Howard Phillips on Fox
News? Why do you not see Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin on Fox
News? The list is endless.

Fox News is not "fair and balanced." It is as controlled and
manipulated as any other media news network. The only thing it
balances is the other networks' infatuation with the Democrat Party,
by promoting Republican candidates and ideas. What it does not do is
educate and inform the American people with the truth as to what both
major parties are doing to destroy our country. But remember, Fox News
is owned by Keith Rupert Murdoch, the same man who helped finance
Hillary Clinton's campaign for the US Senate, and who is as much of a
globalist as anyone in Washington, D.C., or New York City.

As an aside, and speaking of Hillary Rodham, I predict that she will
replace Vice President Joe Biden BEFORE the 2012 elections. I've said
that in private for many weeks, and now say it in this
column--remember, you heard it here. The Clinton-Bush Crime Syndicate
(CBCS) needs Hillary in the White House badly, and Obama has readily
accepted a subservient role in the criminal affairs of CBCS (for very
profitable reasons, no doubt). And with the CBCS bosses pretty much
running things at the White House (they don't worry about domestic or
social issues, providing that these do not interfere with their
international criminal activities), is it any wonder that Obama has
already taken more vacations than most Presidents take during an
entire term?

And it is the influence of globalists and neocons upon national and
international politics that the likes of Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck
simply do not get--or do not want to get. And because many Tea
Partiers are so enamored with these two (and allow them to do much of
their thinking for them), they remain clueless as well.

Ladies and gentlemen, America is in the throes of socialist and
Marxist political upheaval. The curtain could fall at any time. The
American people need to wake up to this truism: a "conservative"
movement--even a conservative Tea Party movement--will not save us.
The only thing that will save us is an old-fashioned State revolt.

Arizona had the opportunity to become a modern-day version of 1775
Massachusetts. But Arizona has probably forfeited that leadership role
by 1) reelecting John McCain, and 2) being willing to allow federal
courts to dictate law to a sovereign State. Instead of taking its case
to the federal courts, Arizona should simply tell the federal
government that it will enforce its own State laws (including the
newly enacted anti-illegal immigration law) regardless of what any
federal court says or doesn't say. At some point, that is exactly what
some State (or group of states) in this union is going to have to do,
or liberty will be forever lost.

As long as freedom lovers are content to remain satisfied with the
status quo by allowing party politics and media celebrities to
dominate their efforts, there will be no stopping this socialist
avalanche that is crashing down upon us. The Tea Party movement of
2010 (if left free of Big-Government neocons) could certainly
translate into positive developments this November; that is for sure.
A revival of the "Ron Paul Revolution" in 2012 could also make a
significant contribution, but it is going to take a State revolution
to seal the deal. I, for one, am ready.

I TOLD YOU SO!

EXPOSING THE PLAN


By R.C. Murray
August 28, 2010
NewsWithViews.com

“We tried to warn other, but to no avail. Our only hope is in the soon coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” -Phyllis Harm Higginbotham, 1974 Textbook Protester

Here's The Plan: "A bunch of unelected elitists are going to make you an offer you can't refuse – a free education for your children via public schools that will be run under the auspices of local governments, administered by state governments but actually controlled by the federal government. But don't get too excited by the word "free" because you're going to be paying for it with your taxes and most especially your children, who will be forcibly taken from your home if you refuse to comply, and/or you will be jailed for violating truancy laws written to enforce the new compulsory education law.

After about 100 years of conditioning parents and kids to the drill of leaving the home early in the morning for five days of reading, writing and arithmetic, The Plan goes into its second phase – full scale indoctrination and deliberate dumbing down. Reading, writing and math skills will be de-emphasized more and more. Science will be more theory than actual science, and historical figures like our founding fathers will fade away. Textbooks will no longer include traditional family values like truth, honesty and respect for others; instead, textbooks will instill doubt in American work ethics, patriotism and faith in the Christian God. Your kids will be de-programmed of those values taught at home and church and re-programmed with theFundamentals of HumanismSocialism, Darwinism and Moral Relativism."

That's been the plan for over 150 years, and with few exceptions, everything has gone according to plan. One exception was the 1974 Textbook Wars that took place in Kanawha County, West Virginia. Karl C. Priest, a retired public school teacher and veteran of the 1974 Textbook Wars, has exposed The Plan by painstakingly documenting school board battles, protest skirmishes and the gory details of the war the Left declared against Bible-believing Christian a long time ago in his new book, “Protester Voices: The 1974 Textbook Tea Party.” I wish I had had this book for reference material when I sat down to write about my own experiences as a teacher in the public school system, “Legally STUPiD: Why Johnny doesn’t have to read.” “Protester Voices” is a wealth of information with eye witness testimony of those who first drew a line in the sand and told the humanist-socialist devils intent on taking over this country, “You can’t have my child!”

Until the early 1970’s, most Americans were na├»vely unaware of the sinister plan of those that founded public schools, including Horace Mann, the Unitarian (a.k.a., neo-Gnostic), and John Dewey, the atheist-socialist. If you mentioned it to them, they’d shrug their shoulders and wonder what these folks had to do with their kids learning communication and math skills and gaining knowledge in science, history, geography or even sports.

Then one day a newly elected board member of the Kanawha County Board of Education, Alice Moore, questioned the routine method by which board members were expected to vote on new textbooks that had been recommended by a few select teachers but had not been read by board members. Moore thought since she was being asked to approve the books, she ought to know what was in them. She managed to delay the vote to approve the purchase of the books until she had time to read a few of the books.

Moore, now affectionately referred to as “The Lady,” discovered several books containing profanity with graphic sexual content, where traditional American values were ridiculed and supplanted with humanist values that taught children to first doubt then question then reject their Judeo-Christian heritage. Over 300 books were eventually identified as objectionable, some $500,000 worth of books, which ended up being stored in a warehouse because more than three-quarters of the parents opted not to let their children read them.

Do you think the other board members cared about these subversive books? When Moore tried to get one of the teachers involved in selecting the books to read aloud from one of them, the suddenly pious, religious heathen refused. She didn’t want to be heard or recorded using that kind of language in public. Not only did the other board members and superintendant oppose Moore’s suggestion to not pay for the offensive books, she and the tens of thousands of Christian parents, grandparents, business men, plumbers, construction workers, ministers and coal miners were mocked by the news media as ignorant, uneducated and – you know they have to use the race card – racists.

Isn’t that the same thing the news media is saying about the millions of Americans now participating in Tea Parties? The Left was scared of real Americans then, and they’re still scared of us now.

“Both newspapers and television media found themselves in the awkward position of supporting literature for children in school that they would not or could not legally print in their papers or read over the airways,” Moore says in Priest’s book, page 202.

Priest very carefully records board meeting after board meeting, protest after protest, especially the cruel, oppressive measures taken by the school personnel, pseudo-Christian ministers, local police and sheriffs deputies, local judges – even the IRS that harassed, slandered, threatened, arrested and in every way possible attempted to ruin the lives of those who dared questioned the authority of government school officials.

Is it a crime for parents to expect they have a right to decide what is being taught to their children? The 1974 Textbook Wars invariably proved to parents the state thinks it owes their children, which caused thousands then tens of thousands of parents to remove their children from the public school system, in West Virginia and across the country.

Approximately 15 percent of American school children are now in private or Christian schools or home schools. That number should be three times that, if all Christian parents would obey God’s Word. As Priest explains, most Christian parents convince themselves that 2-3 hours of Bible on Sunday and maybe an hour on Wednesday night will compensate for 6 hours a day, five days a week of humanist indoctrination. He compares their line of thinking to saying their kids can remain healthy by feeding them candy five days a week then a salad on Sunday.

Priest now serves as the West Virginia State Coordinator for Exodus Mandate, an organization founded by retired Army chaplain, Ray Moore, in 1997, which promotes Christian schools and home schooling. Public schools cannot be reformed. Let them keep their filthy textbooks and their fancy brick buildings that you pay for with your tax money. Let all that go, but don’t let them have your children!

“Reforming government schools is like teaching a pig to dance,” Priest says, sort of philosophically on page 333. “You only get dirty and the pig gets mad.”

There’s lots of symbolism in that statement, but most public school grads don’t get it, thanks to their lack of reading skills. I highly recommend this book to every Christian parent and anyone concerned about the quality of education their children aren’t getting in public schools.

“Our goal must be complete educational independence,” says Priest (page 334). “Our consummate concern must be to protect our children. We must rescue our children” (page 336).

I couldn’t agree more. If we at least save our children, it won’t matter when the country falls, as so many of us expect it will. We’ll at least have a new generation capable of starting over.

I’d like to be wrong about the near future I’ve depicted in my new book, “Prole Nation,” but the evidence compiled in Priest’s book proves our prole-producing public schools have amassed a constituency base too large to overcome by electing a few conservatives at any level of government.

Government is not the answer anyway; government is the problem. Jesus is the answer, but he’s not welcome in government schools. For that reason alone his children shouldn’t be there either.

Do you believe your children are government property? If not, take them out of Big Brother’s hands today – right now – read “Protester Voices” then contact www.exodusmandate.org/to see what you can do to help save other children from public schools.

R.C. Murray is a disabled veteran and former public school teacher. He left a good job as a technical writer for a satellite manufacturer in order to teach high school English, only to immediately be told he could not expect, much less require his students to read their literature assignments. After four years of fighting The System and having a stroke then a mini-stroke, he decided he was safer in the airborne infantry and returned to being a technical writer for a military contractor.

He has also dedicated the rest of his life to exhorting parents about what’s really going on in their local public school, the one they think is a good school. R.C. Murray is the author of two books, Golden Knights: History of the U.S. Army Parachute Team and most recently, Legally STUPiD: Why Johnny doesn’t have to read.

Website: www.voicefromthepews.com


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hickman County fair

Last night we went to our local fair. Our friends, the Stokes and Castilles were there, which made it three times as fun. And we did have fun! We were on the rides all night. I don't think any of us even went to see any of the exibits. They had 6 or 7 rides, plus a couple of rides for kids. I went on 4 of the rides. My Favorite is the scrambler. It goes so fast. I think it was one of everybodies Favorites. Everyone went on it over half a dozen times each!
We had a blast!!!



Rachel and I just before we got on the Scrambler.
The paratrooper. Boaz said this one was his favorite.
Johanna and Boaz on the Paratrooper.
Mr. Castille and Christy on the Paratrooper. Christy is a rollercoaster girl. She went on this one several times and loved it. She was on several other rides and loved those too!
The Scissors were my second favorite ride last night. Most of us went on this one. Abigail hated it. The first thing she said when she got off was,"I will never go on that again!"
Renee and Rachel getting in the scissors. You can see Sean and Jordon on the other side getting ready to get in.

Ready to go.

Rachel and Renee are on the right side of the picture.
The Scrambler was probably one of everyone's favorite.
Evan and Boaz are ready to go.
Abigail and Renee.
Colby, Levi, and Ben.
Rachel and I.
Woo hoo
Enjoying the ride.
Weirdo
Really weird!
Christy ready for a ride. Seth is in the back ground.
Seth
Evan and Christy.
Johanna and Dad.
Levi, Colby, Sean, Evan, Ben, Renee, Me, Rachel, Abigail, and Johanna.
Jordon and Boaz are missing because Jordon went to get a drink and Boaz was sick.
The last ride he went on (the Tempest) got the better of him. Poor boy.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE RINOS (Most of the Republicans that are in office)

JOHN McCAIN'S ATTACK ON LIBERTY

By Chuck Baldwin
August 24, 2010
NewsWithViews.com

Anyone paying attention knows that John McCain has been a Big-Government Globalist Neocon (BGGN) for virtually his entire senatorial career. As with many BGGNs hiding out in the Republican Party, McCain likes to talk about smaller government, but his track record is littered with the promotion of one big government program after another. But, what else would one expect from a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)?

Lately, however, McCain has outdone himself. He has introduced two bills in the US Senate that are about as Machiavellian as they could be. I am referring to S.3081, a bill that would authorize the federal government to detain American citizens indefinitely without trial, and S.3002, a bill that would authorize the federal government to regulate vitamins, minerals, and virtually all health and natural food products.

According to Examiner.com, "John McCain introduced a bill into the U.S. Senate which, if passed, would actually allow U.S. citizens to be arrested and detained indefinitely, all without Miranda rights or ever being charged with a crime."

The Examiner report continued by saying "This bill, introduced by McCain, who despite overwhelming evidence, claims to be a 'conservative,' would not only take away our right to a trial, but would also allow the federal government to arrest and imprison anyone the current administration deems hostile.

"Of course, that would be the same administration whose Homeland Security Secretary has classified veterans, retired law enforcement, Ron Paul [and Chuck Baldwin] supporters, and conservatives as 'terrorists.'"

The Examiner report concluded by saying "If it was not clear before, it should be now that John McCain has as little respect for the Constitution as he does for our borders."

Amen!

If McCain gets his way, your constitutional right to a speedy trial by jury is gone, as well as your constitutional right to Habeas Corpus. But, of course, they would attempt to justify this by claiming it is being done in the name of national security and the war on terrorism.

See the Examiner report here.

Regarding McCain's desire for the federal government to take over the vitamin industry, attorney Jonathan Emord wrote, "If you had any doubt about whether John McCain is a limited government conservative, you may put that doubt to rest--he is not. On February 3, 2010, John McCain introduced to the United States Senate the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010. Reflecting upon this poorly written bill, I am struck by the fact that John McCain apparently sees little difference between fissile material and dietary supplements. He is intent on regulating supplements as if they were radioactive enriched uranium rather than bioactive vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and botanicals that more often than not help people.

"The Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 enjoys support from the most liberal members of Congress. It is an invitation for the FDA to assume broad new powers and replicate here the system now operating in Europe over dietary supplements where dietary ingredients are presumed adulterated and unlawful to sell unless pre-approved by the government. In short, good bye free enterprise, good bye limited government, and hello more heavy handed, arbitrary and punitive FDA bias against the beleaguered dietary supplement industry."

See Emord's column here.

Please remember, this is the same John McCain who, during the 2008 Presidential campaign, said he would "order the secretary of the treasury to immediately buy up the bad home loan mortgages in America." Of course, McCain didn't explain where this authority would come from, because such a proposal has no legal or constitutional authority. And, by the way, this one little sentence, if implemented, would cost taxpayers some $300 billion.

McCain also said he wanted to tap Mr. Climate Change Wacko himself, Al Gore, "to work in his administration on developing a new and much tougher U.N.-sponsored global warming treaty."

Source: Cliff Kincaid. See his column here.

This is the same John McCain who addressed the Hoover Institution on May 1, 2007, and said if he were elected President, he would create a new international organization known as the "League of Democracies" (LD).

In advancing the LD, McCain said, "We should go further and start bringing democratic peoples and nations from around the world into one common organization, a worldwide League of Democracies." He then added, "The new League of Democracies would form the core of an international order . . ."

See McCain's speech to the Hoover Institution here.

If McCain and his CFR buddies get their way, this new LD would be a United Nations on steroids! As I said all over America on the campaign trail in 2008, "John McCain is a globalist." Of course, so is Barack Obama. In fact, every President since (and including) George H.W. Bush has been a full-fledged, rotten-to-the-core globalist.

And, yes, this is the same John McCain who was one of the primary movers and shakers (along with Obama, Lindsey Graham, and G.W. Bush) who attempted (and would again) to provide amnesty to illegal aliens and open America's borders to illegal immigration.

And now McCain wants the federal government to take over the vitamin industry, and he wants to give the federal government the power to jail American citizens indefinitely without trial.

The citizens of Arizona can do the American people--and liberty itself--a great favor this year by giving Senator John McCain his walking papers. Big-Government dinosaurs like McCain are an albatross around the neck of freedom and constitutional government. If we don't send them packing now, the shackles they put around our throats will become insufferable

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Monday, August 23, 2010

A SPEECH FROM RONALD REAGAN

Socialism is not the answer.
This is a speech on ECONOMIC FREEDOM that Ronald Reagan gave when he was Governor of California.

Hillsdale College, Nov. 10, 1977:

You know, I say I'm delighted to be here 
and yet I have an uncomfortable feeling 
that I'm saving souls in heaven. You don’t 
need the convincing that I usually try to do 
when I'm speaking on this subject. …
But, if I can’t save your souls, at least 
perhaps I might impart some information
here that'll be helpful to you in the
 communication that has to take place.

In 
the campaign last year, there was a great deal of talk about the seeming inability of an economic system that has provided more for more people than anything we've ever known to solve the problems of unemployment and inflation. Issues such as taxes and government power and cost were discussed.

But always these things were discussed in the context of "What did government intend to do about them?" Well, may I suggest for your consideration that government has already done too much about them—that, indeed, by government going outside its proper province has caused many, if not most, the problems that vex us. …

At the economic conference in London several months ago, one of our American representatives there was talking to the press. And he said, "You have to recognize that inflation doesn't have any single cause. It's caused by a number of things, and therefore there is no single answer." Well, if he believed that, he had no business being at an economic conference. Inflation is caused by one thing, and it has one answer. It's caused by government spending more than government takes in, and it will go away when government stops doing that, and not before. …

I know that this is called the "Ludwig von Mises Series." But do you know that before I knew that I had a line that I intended to give you? It's a quote of his, if you haven't heard it. Ludwig von Mises said, "Government is the only agency that can take a perfectly useful commodity like paper, smear it with some ink and render it absolutely useless."

Sometimes I think that government fits that old-fashioned definition of a baby: An alimentary canal with an appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

There are 73 million of us working and earning in the private sector. We support ourselves and our dependents. We support, in addition, 81 million other Americans totally dependent on tax dollars for their year-round living. Now it's true that 15 million of those are public employees and they also pay taxes, but their taxes are simply a return to government of dollars that first had to be taken from the 73 million. I say this to emphasize that the people working and earning in the private sector are the only resource that government has. …

And yet even among us who perhaps believe that way, we have fallen into the habit of when something goes wrong— that saying, "There ought to be a law." Sometimes I think there ought to be a law against saying "there ought to be a law." A German statesman, Bismarck, said, "If you like sausages and laws, you should never watch either one of them being made."

It's difficult to understand the ever increasing number of intellectuals and he goals of academia—present company excepted—who contend that our system could be improved by the adoption of some of the features of socialism. It isn't that these eminent scholars are ignorant; it's just that they know a number of things that aren't true. …

But we're so used to talking billions. Does anyone realize how much a single billion is? A billion minutes ago Christ was walking on this earth. A billion hours ago our ancestors lived in caves, and it's questionable as to whether they'd discovered the use of fire. A billion dollars ago was 19 hours in Washington, D.C. And it'll be another billion in the next 19 hours, and every 19 hours until they adopt a new budget at which time it'll be almost a billion and a half. But let me really paint the picture for you. If you gentlemen sent your wives out on a shopping spree and gave them each a billion dollars and told them not to spend more than a thousand dollars a day, they won’t be home for 3,000 years.

But, you know, if you lose your economic freedom, you lose your political freedom, all freedom. Freedom is something that cannot be passed on in the blood stream or genetically. And it's never more than one generation away from extinction. Every generation has to learn how to protect and defend it, or it's gone and gone for a long, long time.

(I might add that the same goes for Christianity; Every generation has to learn how to protect and defend it, or it's gone and gone for a long, long time)

You know, it has been said that politics is the second-oldest profession, and I've come to realize over the last few years, it bears a great similarity to the first. …

It's time we recognized that the system, no matter what our problems are, has never failed us once. Every time we have failed the system, usually by lacking faith in it, usually by saying we have to change and do something else. •

Friday, August 20, 2010

DATES THAT DESTROYED AMERICA

By Chuck Baldwin

August 20, 2010
chuckbaldwinlive.com

The decision by Congress to socialize medicine in the US ranks among the most draconian, most egregious, most horrific actions ever taken by the central government in Washington, D.C. This bill rocks the principles of liberty and constitutional government to the core. It changes fundamental foundations; it repudiates historical principle. Oh! The same flag may fly on our flagpoles, the same monuments may grace our landscape, and the same National Anthem may be sung during our public ceremonies, but it is not the same America. The Congress of the United States has now officially turned America into a socialist state.

On March 21, 2010, Congress passed, and on March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the dreaded national health care bill into law, and as such, these dates join a list of dates that have each inflicted unconstitutional, socialistic, and sometimes even tyrannical action against the States united and have, therefore, contributed to the destruction of a free America.

April 9, 1865

This is the date when General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to U.S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Regardless of where one comes down on the subject of the Civil War, one fact is undeniable: Abraham Lincoln seriously dismantled the Jeffersonian model of federalism in America. Ever since, virtually every battle that free men have fought for the principles of limited government, State sovereignty, etc., has stemmed directly from Lincoln's usurpation of power, which resulted in the subjugation and forced union of what used to be "Free and Independent States" (the Declaration of Independence). In fact, the philosophical battles being waged today regarding the recent health care debacle (and every other encroachment upon liberty and State power by the central government) have their roots in Lincoln's tyranny.

July 9, 1868

This is the date when the 14th Amendment was ratified. This amendment codified into law what Lincoln had forced at bayonet point. Until then, people were only deemed citizens of their respective states. The Constitution nowhere referred to people as "US citizens." It only recognized "the Citizens of each State." Notice also that citizenship was only recognized among the "several States," not among people living in non-State territories. Until the 14th Amendment, people were "Citizens of each State." (Article. IV. Section. 2. Paragraph. 1.) The 14th Amendment created a whole new class of persons: "citizens of the United States." This false notion of "one nation" overturned the Jeffersonian principle that our nation was a confederated republic, a voluntary union of states.

February 3, 1913

This is the date when the 16th Amendment was ratified, and the direct income tax and IRS were instituted. This was a flagrant repudiation of freedom principles. What began as a temporary measure to support the War of Northern Aggression became a permanent income revenue stream for an unconstitutional--and ever-growing--central government.

April 8, 1913

This is the date when the 17th Amendment was ratified. This amendment overturned the power of the State legislatures to elect their own senators and replaced it with a direct, popular vote. This was another serious blow against State sovereignty. The framers of the Constitution desired that the influence and power in Washington, D.C., be kept as close to the people and states as possible. For example, the number of representatives in the House of Representatives was to be decided by a limited number of voters. In the original Constitution, the ratio of "people of the several States" deciding their House member could not exceed "one for every thirty thousand." (Article. I. Section. 2. Paragraph. 3.) And when it came to the US Senate, the framers also recognized the authority of each State legislature to select its own senators, thereby keeping power and influence from aggregating in Washington, D.C. The 17th Amendment seriously damaged the influence and power of the states by forcing them to elect their US senators by popular vote. The bigger the State, the less influence the State legislature has in determining its US senator. Senators who answered to State legislators, each answering to a limited number of voters, were much more accountable to the "citizens of the several States" than those who were elected by a large number (many times numbering into the millions) of people. For all intents and purposes (at least in the larger states), US Senators are more like "mini-Presidents" than they are representatives of sovereign states.

December 23, 1913

This is the date when the Federal Reserve Act was passed. This Act placed oversight of America's financial matters into the hands of a cabal of private international bankers, who have completely destroyed the constitutional principles of sound money and (for the most part) free enterprise. No longer would the marketplace (private consumption, thrift, growth, etc.) be the determinant of the US economy (which is what freedom is all about), but now a private, unaccountable international banking cartel would have total power and authority to micromanage (for their own private, parochial purposes) America's financial sector. Virtually every recession, depression, and downturn (including the one we are now experiencing) has been the direct result of the Fed's manipulation (again, for its own purposes and with Washington's cooperation) of the market.

June 26, 1945

This is the date when the United Nations Charter was signed and America joined the push for global government. Ever since, US forces have spilled untold amounts of blood and sacrificed thousands of lives promoting the UN's agenda. Since the end of World War II, in virtually every war in which US military forces have been engaged, it has been at the behest of the UN. And it is also no accident that America has not fought a constitutionally declared war since we entered the UN--and neither have we won one.


Furthermore, it is America's involvement in the United Nations that has spearheaded this draconian push for a New World Order that George H. W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Tony Blair, Walter Cronkite, et al., have talked so much about. The United Nations is an evil institution that has completely co-opted our US State Department and much of our Defense Department. It is an anti-American institution that works aggressively and constantly against the interests and principles of the United States. But it is an institution that is ensconced in the American political infrastructure. Like a cancer, the UN eats away at our liberties and values, and both major political parties in Washington, D.C., are culpable in allowing it to exert so much influence upon our country.

June 25, 1962, and June 17, 1963

These are the dates when the US Supreme Court removed prayer ('62) and Bible reading ('63) from public schools. At this point, these two Supreme Court decisions were the most serious affront to the First Amendment in US history. Think of it: from before a union of states was established in 1787, children had been free to pray and read the Scriptures in school. We're talking about a period of more than 300 years! Of course, the various State legislatures--and myriad city and county governmental meetings--still open their sessions in prayer, as do the US House and Senate, and even the US Supreme Court. But this same liberty is denied the children of America. There is no question that America has not recovered from these two horrific Supreme Court decisions. In effect, the federal government has expelled God not only from our public schools, but also from our public life. And America has not been the same since.

October 22, 1968

This is the date when President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Gun Control Act of 1968. Before this Act, the 2nd Amendment was alive and well in the United States. The Gun Control Act of 1968 turned a right into a privilege and forever forced the American people to bow at the altar of government when seeking to arm themselves. Interestingly enough, this Gun Control Act mirrored Nazi Germany's Gun Control Act of 1938. In fact, the Gun Control Act of 1968 is almost a verbatim copy of Hitler's Gun Control Act of 1938.

Our Founding Fathers could never have imagined that governments within the "several States" would ever be allowed to deny the people's right to keep and bear arms. In fact, it was the attempted confiscation of the firearms stored at Concord, Massachusetts, that triggered the War of Independence in 1775. That the people of Massachusetts would be denied their right to keep and bear arms, as they are today, could not have been foreseen--and would never have been tolerated--by America's founders.

Yet, most of the hundreds of draconian gun control laws that have been inflicted upon the American people have all come about as a result of the Gun Control Act of 1968.

January 22, 1973

This is the date when the US Supreme Court issued the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, which, in effect, legalized abortion-on-demand. These two decisions expunged the Jeffersonian principle that all men are endowed by their Creator with the unalienable right to life (Declaration). Since then, more than 50 million unborn babies have been legally murdered in their mothers' wombs. Abortion is, without a doubt, America's national holocaust. It has opened the door to a host of Big Government programs and policies that have resulted in the wanton destruction of human life both in the United States and overseas. It has created an entire industry whose express purpose for existing is the destruction of human life. It has desensitized the conscience and soul of America. Furthermore, it has forced men of decency and good will to finance--with their tax dollars--the unconscionable act of killing unborn children.

And once again, another Jeffersonian principle was eviscerated. He said, "To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." The Roe and Doe decisions violate this principle in the most egregious manner possible.

October 26, 2001

This is the date when President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act, and the federal government's war against individual liberty began in earnest. Most of the unconstitutional eavesdropping, snooping, wiretapping, phone call intercepting, email reading, prying, financial records tracking, travel watching, ad infinitum, ad nauseam, by federal police agencies began with the implementation of the Patriot Act. The Department of Homeland Security and the "war on terrorism," which have resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people worldwide, and the usurpation of federal power at home, have all come about as an outgrowth of the Patriot Act. The USA Patriot Act has forever shifted the focus of American law and jurisprudence against constitutional government and individual liberty, toward a police-state mentality. The Patriot Act is even attempting to turn our local and State law enforcement agencies into military-style "Jackboots," where police officers see themselves not necessarily as guardians of the citizenry, but, as often as not, as adversaries, where citizens are deemed to be the "enemy."

October 17, 2006, and October 9, 2009

These are the dates when President G.W. Bush signed and President Barack Obama re-signed the Military Commissions Act. This Act is the outgrowth of the Patriot Act but has, in effect, terminated the fundamental protections of individual liberty, which are found in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. For all intents and purposes, the Patriot Act and Military Commissions Act eviscerated the 4th and 5th Amendments, and do serious injury to several others. The Military Commissions Act also expunges the constitutional right of Habeas Corpus.

March 21 and 23, 2010

These are the dates when Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," the so-called "health care reform" bill that we spoke about at the beginning of this column. While Social Security and various Welfare programs have toyed with socialism in the United States, this bill is the largest and most expansive endorsement of socialism in American history. This bill socializes some 18% of the US economy by socializing the health care industry in America. The fallout and ramifications of this bill are going to be horrific.


When future historians review the demise of our once-great republic, they will observe that the above dates were the dates that destroyed America. The American people have been far too tolerant for far too long.


People concerned about the future of freedom and prosperity in America should line up quickly and demand that their respective State legislatures and governors resist this new health care bill, even to the point of refusing to implement it in their states. More than 30 states are threatening to take the health care bill to court. But states must do more than that. They must pass legislation refusing to comply with it. Yes, I'm saying it: it is time for another State rebellion! If states do not stand up and draw their lines in the sand now, it will be forever too late.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I DO NOT WANT GOVERNMENT TO RUN HEALTH CARE!

You Want THEM To Control Healthcare?
By Chuck Baldwin
August 17, 2010


This column is archived at
http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=2095


Among the scariest words ever heard are, "We are from the federal government, and we are here to help you." Shiver me timbers, matey! When you hear those words, pick up your peg leg and RUN, because you are about to get hammered. And that is exactly what is fixing to happen to the American people when the new Obama national healthcare law is fully implemented: we are going to get hammered.

Anyone who believes that the federal government can manage anything efficiently is 8 years old, rationally challenged, or in the business of profiting from the federal government's inefficiency. The only thing the federal government can do with precision is destroy things (and people). That is the one thing the feds can do with complete and total proficiency. Our first and greatest President, George Washington, understood this reality. He said, "Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." Amen.

A recent AP report should serve as another illustration as to the folly of trusting the federal government with the supervision and care of anything beyond those narrowly limited responsibilities defined in the US Constitution. The July 27, 2010, report said, "A U.S. audit has found that the Pentagon cannot account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraq reconstruction money, spotlighting Iraqi complaints that there is little to show for the massive funds pumped into their cash-strapped, war-ravaged nation."

The report went on to say, "The Pentagon has repeatedly come under fire for apparent mismanagement of the reconstruction effort--as have Iraqi officials themselves.

"Seven years after the U.S.-led invasion, electricity service is spotty, with generation capacity falling far short of demand. Fuel shortages are common and unemployment remains high, a testament to the country's inability to create new jobs or attract foreign investors.

"Complaints surfaced from the start of the war in 2003, when soldiers failed to secure banks, armories and other facilities against looters. Since then the allegations have only multiplied, including investigations of fraud, awarding of contracts without the required government bidding process and allowing contractors to charge exorbitant fees with little oversight, or oversight that came too late."

See the report at:

http://tinyurl.com/us-loses-iraqi-funds

Did you get that? "THE PENTAGON CANNOT ACCOUNT FOR OVER 95 PERCENT OF $9.1 BILLION IN IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION MONEY." But this is the same federal government that says it can manage America's multibillion-dollar healthcare system efficiently and with less cost. GAG!

Another report that caught my eye was this one dated August 12, 2010, and carried on My Way News. The report said, "The $700 billion U.S. bailout program launched in response to the global economic meltdown had a far greater impact overseas than other countries' financial rescue plans did on the U.S., according to a new report from a congressional watchdog.

"Billions of dollars in U.S. rescue funds wound up in big banks in France, Germany and other nations. That was probably inevitable because of the structure of the Treasury Department's program, the Congressional Oversight Panel says in a new report issued Thursday.
"The U.S. program aimed to stabilize the financial system by injecting money into as many banks as possible, including those with substantial operations overseas. Most other countries, by contrast, focused their efforts more narrowly on banks in their nations that usually lacked major U.S. operations."
I'm sure everyone is glad to hear this, Amen? Aren't you happy to learn that your hard-earned tax dollars "had a far greater impact overseas" than in the United States? In other words, ladies and gentlemen, big foreign banks (and internationally-owned banks) were the primary beneficiaries of the taxpayer-funded Wall Street bailouts.

The report went on to say, "But the report says that if the U.S. had gotten more data on which foreign banks would benefit the most, the government might have been able to ask those countries to share some of the cost.

"'There were no data about where this money was going,' panel chair Elizabeth Warren said in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. 'The American people have a right to know where the money went.'"

See the report at:

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100812/D9HHSM180.html

Dear Reader, are you getting this? "IF THE U.S. HAD GOTTEN MORE DATA . . . THE GOVERNMENT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ASK THOSE COUNTRIES TO SHARE SOME OF THE COST"? Holy slimeballs, Batman! This is the same government that is collecting nearly 2 billion pieces of electronic correspondence (emails, text messages, cellular calls, phone calls, etc.) EVERY DAY from virtually EVERY CITIZEN in the country. This is the same government that wants to electronically take our clothes off and look at every square inch of our naked bodies every time we get on a commercial airliner. But this same government was not able to obtain the data necessary to determine which foreign banks were going to receive billions of taxpayer bailout dollars? And, "There were NO DATA ABOUT WHERE THIS MONEY WAS GOING"?

Ladies and gentlemen, I ask you, who are the morons here? These government politicians and bureaucrats (who are either the most inept, incompetent fools to ever live, or the most deceptive, duplicitous con artists on the planet), or We the People for putting up with these nincompoops?

At this point, I invite readers to listen to this brief archived audio sound bite from former President Ronald Reagan (one of my favorite quotes) at:

http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=145

For those of you who are reading a hard copy of this column and not an online edition, and, therefore, are unable to link to the audio above, the file quotes Reagan as saying, "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Do I hear an "Amen" out there?

How, in the name of common sense, can anyone (or any State) be willing to forfeit to the federal government one additional cent or even an ounce more authority knowing that every dollar it grabs and every authority it garners is used only to increase the size of the shackles that it puts around our necks?

And you want THEM to manage healthcare?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Allen's Birthday

 Yesterday was Allen's birthday. He's a big boy now because he turned 4................ so he thinks.
We went to the park to celebrate. 


Happy birthday to you!
Grandpa and Natasha
Stuffing it in.

So photogenic.
Time to open presents.


I think Grandma made a good choice in getting Toy Story. He would look at it, open something else, and then look at it again. 

And of course we played on the play ground.


Even T.J.

At first she wasn't sure about going down, but after the first time there was no hesitation.

Rachel's Birthday

Oh my. I haven't been blogging very much recently. I was looking at the blog and realized that there hasn't been any pictures posted since June.
Allen's birthday was yesterday and I was going to post on that until I saw that I forgot to post pictures of Rachel's birthday. So here are pictures from then.  

We got to watch Allen and Natasha August 3rd and 4th (Rachel's birthday is on the 4th),  and I don't remember which day this was.


Playing in the sink is lots of fun!
Cute
Cool dude
Abigail dressed Natasha up. Lots better than a real doll...........I'm not sure how well she liked it.




Birthday girl
Waiting for her ice cream.



IT WASN'T THE CAT

A few weeks back, we were seeing paw prints on our car.
Some of the family thought it was the cat.
But, the prints were a little too big for our cat.
Could it be a bigger cat, like a bobcat?
Naaaw........but it could be......the dog?










QUOTES

"When bureaucrats force you to fear your government, it is no longer your government."
Author unknown

"Every tax imposed, diminishes our freedom."
Author unknown

"Rebellion To Tyrants, is Obedience To God."
Thomas Jefferson

"....We ought to obey God rather than men."
Acts 5:29

"Man will either be governed by God or ruled by tyrants."
William Penn

"Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. the object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?"
George Orwell, from his novel, 1984

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
George Washington 

"The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it."
John Hay, 1872

Monday, August 16, 2010

Why Is The USA Bankrkupt?

WHY is the USA BANKRUPT?

I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I also have included the URL's for verification of all the following facts...

1.

$11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.

Verify

at: http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=iic_immigrationissuecenters7fd8

2.

$2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

Verify

at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML

3.

$2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

Verify at:

http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML

4.

$12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!

Verify

at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt..0.HTML

5.

$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.

Verify

at http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

6.

$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.

Verify at:

http://transcripts.cnn.com/%20TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

7.

30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.

Verify

at: http://transcripts.CNN.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

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8.

$90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.

Verify

at: http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.HTML

9.

$200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.

Verify

at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSC RI PTS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

10.

The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US.

Verify

at: http://transcripts.cnn..com/TRANscriptS/0606/12/ldt..01.HTML

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11.

During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens

from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the US from the Southern border.

Verify

at: Homeland Security Report:

12.

The National policy Institute estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.

Verify

at: http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute..org/PDF/deportation.PDF

13.

In 2006, illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their countries of origin.

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at: http://www/.. rense.com/general75/niht.htm

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14.

The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States.

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at:

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The total cost is a whopping

$ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AND IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY; IT IS $338,300,000,000.00 WHICH WOULD BE ENOUGH TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY FOR THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.

Are we Stupid?

YES, FOR LETTING THOSE IN THE U.S. CONGRESS GET AWAY WITH LETTING THIS HAPPEN YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!!!

 
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