Mad World by Gary Jules

Thursday, April 15, 2010

RE: National Strike - April 15 -18

(This is a letter in responce to the "National Strike - April 15-18" post, my reply afterward).

Be specific.
Exactly what part of our constitution is being ignored? I presume that people would be protesting the recent "Activist" decision by the Bush-appointed (5-4) Supreme Court to allow corporations to be "People" ... thus thwarting campaign reform and reducing an individual's political power.
Who is being taxed without representation? Don't these people know how to register and vote? The real problem is that TOO MUCH representation is going on.... see Supreme Court decision above.
Exactly what govt. spending is out of control? Looks pretty controlled to me. There are no new banking system bailouts planned, and the Auto companies have paid back their loans. Finance industry controls are now being developed... just watch who will oppose them.
Although it should be brought back under judicial control, I'm glad we have some domestic spying capability... might be a good thing to put some US violence-inducing terrorists in Gitmo. I don't want these liars advocating the slaughter of innocent children (or me) ala psychotic McVeigh.
If people think that their rights are being violated, they should be reminded that these rights are protected by the Supreme Court and that they elected Bush, a president who put corporate interests ahead of personal freedoms, who made Supreme Court appointments true to form. What did they expect would happen? And now they are listening to those same people?
"Etc."? What is that?... exactly.

The people who do this stuff are so stupid that it has taken them eight years to find out what is happening? What is wrong with them? Short attention span? Brain-damaged memory? Sort of like a perfect storm -- when ignorance meets arrogance. The time for this was eight years ago when the Repubs initiated the largest expansion of the federal govt. in history and plunged the country into the biggest debt in history while cutting taxes on millionaires and corporations, deregulating the health care and financial systems, and killing hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslums. Then.... they blame Obama... the guy who is trying to get us out of this mess (the role of black people... cleaning up after white people?).

Losers always blame something else for their own failures.... i.e. the govt., teenage immigrant welfare mothers on drugs, and God. Americans elected Republican George W. Bush to be President of the United States TWICE!!! And now neither the Republican party nor the people want to face and admit their total fuck-up.

If they really just MUST protest something, protest against $10B/month Bush wars. Unlike this moronic "National Strike", this protest would actually help to make us a better country.

Just my $.02, your mileage may vary.

(My Reply)

It's hard to get upset over a reply like this. This person is obviously concerned with finding the correct group to be associated with and conforming his view to fit in with the group. This fellow brought a lot of baggage to the conversation. I didn't say anything about Republicans or Democrats. This person knows nothing of me or that I voted for Obama in the last election. I was disgusted with the Bush administration and like most people recoil at the thought of Sara Palin and John McCain running the country. I really liked Ron Paul but when faced with the possibility of a publicity hound like Sara Palin being in the white house I crossed my fingers and voted for Obama. I now realize I was duped, the big candidates on the "right" and "left" are just different sides of the same coin, and they push the same agenda. They've done a great job in dividing us and we'll soon be thoroughly conquered.

It is sad that this person puts so much faith into the government. Although it is probably a waste of time I will begin to answer his question. (though not completely or thoroughly by any means).

"Be specific.
Exactly what part of our constitution is being ignored?"

Amendment I

The right of the people to petition the Government for redress of grievances.

The founding fathers, in an act of the Continental Congress in 1774, said, "If money is wanted by Rulers who have in any manner oppressed the People, the People may retain their money until their grievances are redressed, and thus peaceably procure relief, without trusting to despised petitions or disturbing the public tranquility."

This very American Right of Redress of Grievances Before Taxes is deeply embedded in our law.

The founding fathers fully recognized and clearly stated: that the Right of Redress of Grievances includes the right of Redress Before payment of Taxes, that this Right of Redress Before Taxes lies in the hands of the People, that this Right is the People’s non-violent, peaceful means to procuring a remedy to their grievances without having depend on – or place their trust in -- the government’s willingness to respond to the People’s petitions and without having to resort to violence.

How do you now exercise your right of redress? Especially when payment of taxes compounds your Grievances? If you don't pay you go to jail.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Ok, so you mean to tell me that the Patriot Act and warrantless wiretapping of our phones, email, GPS locations are constitutional? The Bush administration started it and the Obama administration has not only voted to continue it but expand it.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

The Obama Administration Authorizing the CIA to Kill US Citizens abroad looks like a pretty clear violation of the VI Amendment to me.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Speaks for itself.

Article I, section 10, clause 1. It states:

No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.

Where does the Private For Profit Federal Reserve Bank fit into this? We pay hundreds of billions in interest every year to this currupt institutution. US taxpayers paid $380 billion dollars (on the books) to the Fed in interest payments in '09 can we say rip off? That would pay for our global war to secure oil 3 times over during the same year! The Fed prints the money out of thin air, loans it to the government at interest, and here we are. Government debt is good if you have ownership in the Fed. Since they control the printing presses and have never been audited we have no idea what they do with the money they print, but if Cris Dodd's Fed empowerment bill helps you to to feel safe at night by all means don't get angry.

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." -Thomas Jefferson

It's ok to be upset but know who your enemy is, it's not me and it's not the Tea Party.

Under Article 1 section 8

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two years;

The unconstitutional undeclared war in Afganistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and soon to be Iran is by far the longest war America has ever been in since it was founded.

This fellow had that part right, but he failed to recognize that the wars are still happening under the current administration. In other words (nothing's changed)

Article I section 9:

No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, [unless in Proportion to the Census or enumeration herin before directed to be taken].

What is Capitation?

capitation /cap·i·ta·tion/ (kap″ĭ-ta´shun) the annual fee paid to a physician or group of physicians by each participant in a health plan.

a payment method for health care services. The physician, hospital, or other health care provider is paid a contracted rate for each member assigned, referred to as "per-member-per-month" rate, regardless of the number or nature of services provided. The contractual rates are usually adjusted for age, gender, illness, and regional differences.

capitation fee,
n a predetermined per-person charge made by the carrier for benefits available under an insurance plan.

Lesson 1: A national tax for doing nothing (i.e. being taxed for not buying health insurance as mandated by the federal government) is a CAPITATION and must be proportioned, and because Leader Obama’s mandate is not proportioned it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

Lesson 2: The automatic penalty for not buying health insurance in the recently passed healthcare deform legislation is either a tax, or it is a BILL OF ATTAINDER, which is just as UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

If your not pissed off your not paying attention.

(Oh, and as far as calling me stupid for supporting the Tea Party my IQ is 138)

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