Monday, June 10, 2013

4th Amendment in Ashes

The 4th Amendment of the Constitution is for the Protection Against Search and Seizure and reads as follows:  "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." (emphasis is mine)

In the words of Edward Snowden, the recent NSA whistleblower: "the government grants themselves these powers...."  He means that the Obama administration has decided that in searching all Internet emails, documents, videos, photographs, and content and seizing millions of American citizen's phone records the government has torched the 4th amendment and granted itself the power to ignore the Constitution and do whatever it wants.  This Constitution is the very one that when the President took the oath of office he swore before God and all the nation he would to the best of his ability "preserve, protect, and defend."  Obviously Obama decided to ignore that promise and search and seize papers and effects without a warrant and without probable cause.  

Mr. Obama said for us not to worry because he and his people examined these ongoing violations of our freedoms and cleaned them up and then left the cleaned up versions in place.  He said that "to protect us" they have to search all our electronic actions and personal papers and private phone calls.  Really?  Their spying on Americans didn't do one thing to stop the Boston bombing so the program is not even doing what he claims it is supposed to do.

 What happened to the 4th Amendment?  Where is the outrage of the citizens of our country?  Our president and his administration have made it clear that the Constitution is NOT important and that he can use whatever means he wants to achieve his ends.  Remember Machiavelli?  "The ends justify the means."  This philosophy has been used by tyrants, despots, and dictators throughout history.  God help us.  Contact your representatives and senators and express your outrage over the VIOLATION of our Constitution and our RIGHTS to be safe from this type of intrusion into our own homes.  Impress upon them the need to demand that these violations cease.  The government of a free people does NOT spy on its citizens.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Socialist State of North Idaho

Let's be clear.  Socialist governments hold elections.  Those elected officials then decide what they believe to be best for the society.  Translation:  they get to tell everyone else what the rules are going to be and how to live.  They will pass and enforce laws to make you do what they decide.  The socialist rulers believe THEY are the ones who should decide for everyone else what is "good" for them and society.  Socialist officials are the elite;  the common people simply do not know what is "good" for them or "in their best interests".  Common people do not get to be free to follow their conscience, ONLY the rulers and the ones who agree with them.

Historically, socialist governments tend to slide into communist ones.  The ruling socialists get tired of putting up with elections and the public meetings where the common people voice their opinions.  So, they do away with elections, because it is "in the best interests" of the people and start ruling anyways and telling everyone else what to do because it is "good" for them.  It helps if they have some muscle behind the transition and openly and outwardly force compliance with the ruling committee's ordinances.  But make no mistake about it.  The only difference between the socialists and the communists is elections; both forms of government decide and tell all the rest of the individuals in a society what to do, how to live, and how it is going to be.  In either case representative government is obsolete and freedom of life, liberty, and conscience no longer exist.

Last night, the Coeur D'Alene city council members voted 5-1 to adopt and to begin to enforce an ordinance to protect the gay and lesbian and transgender population from "discrimination".  This was done in opposition to the majority of about 400 people denouncing the proposal and informing the council that they did not want it here.  Council members had obviously made up their minds before the public meeting to adopt the ordinance.  They made it clear that they were doing what was "in the best interests" of everyone in the community.  Do you see a similarity here to the description above of socialist rulers?  Those council members are clear cut socialists and have no thought of representing the majority of their constituents.  Their sole purpose was to enforce their beliefs on the society we live in. They made the decision for the rest of us, ignoring the multitude of voices raised up in opposition.  

We need to be clear!!  We live in a socialist state where the elite, elected officials do not represent the people, but rather decide to force everyone to follow what they deem "good" for us.   One "common" man said that this ordinance will be used as a "sword not a shield".  Across the country these types of ordinances have been used as swords against business people who refused to sell goods or services to gay and lesbians.  Business owners have been taken to court and have judges tell them they HAVE TO do business with the homosexuals.  Where is the freedom in that?  O! I forgot; socialism is freedom for the officials and those who support and agree with them.  It is freedom for the intellectuals and liberals and elite and special interest groups.  It is NOT freedom for anyone else.  Welcome to the Socialist State of North Idaho people.  Don't come here if you want freedom of conscience or liberty.  The elected officials declared last night that you won't get any of that here.