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Friday, October 31, 2014

Democrats and Republicans Alike Get the Supremacy Clause Wrong

tenthamendmentby Matthew Sickmeier

When the issue of federal power over states’ rights come into the forefront, Democrats are quick to cite the supremacy clause as beyond debate.  Yet, Republicans often use the same talking points.  When GOP policies need that extra “federal muscle,” Republicans imitate their political opponents and claim federal law as supreme without question.

Case in point, Rep.Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) are making the case that a legalization initiativeover marijuana in D.C would be trumped by Federal power if passed by voters. 

“I’m kind of naive, I guess. I thought federal law trumped state and local law. I thought that’s why we had a supremacy clause,” Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, told The Hill on Friday.

While Congress has special jurisdiction over the District of Columbia, the problem is the general statement from Gowdy that federal law, by its existence, simply trumps all state and local law.

These defenders look to the supremacy clause as their four aces, but omit the text  itself.  “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof…shall be the supreme law of the land…” (emphasis added)

Simply put, laws are only supreme if such power is delegated to the Federal Government in the Constitution.  Anything not expressly delegated is left to the States and the people thereof vis–à–vis the 10th Amendment.  As Hamilton wrote in Federalist #33 “It will not, I presume, have escaped observation that it expressly confines this supremacy to laws made pursuant to the Constitution….”

If a federal law is “not in pursuance” of the Constitution, it’s therefore null and void.  Game, set, match …how’s that for four aces?


Matthew Sickmeier

Matthew Sickmeier is a Tenth Amendment volunteer blogger.He writes and contributes from Georgia.

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Unadulterated Bull$©♠†

In an article in The Hill (thehill.com), the federal government exposes itself as the main player in the Progressive agenda to reduce the United States to a third-world economy. In announcements lead by President Barak Obama, the feds show that they have swallowed the bait from the Brundtland Commission and doubled down on climate change. None of this was accomplished through you elected representatives.

Without one mention of property rights, national sovereignty, or recent disclosures of faulty climate data, the government herein proposes to mandate the expenditure of taxpayer money to fight the fantasm of global climate change.

The Hill: Feds outline climate change plans

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/222458-38-federal-agencies-outline-climate-threats-adaptation-plans

The Daily Signal: The 7 Scariest Uses of Your Tax Dollars in 2014


Sunday, October 26, 2014

A TIME FOR CHOOSING - Ronald Reagan Oct 27, 1964



The speech that brought Conservatism to the American People.

Common Core and Agenda 21

Posted on OCTOBER 26, 2014 Written by CANADAFREEPRESS.COM A21News

Bill Gates, the United Nations, and the Obama admin­is­tra­tion have been try­ing with all they’re worth to nation­al­ize, along the lines of United Nations Glob­al­iza­tion stan­dards of edu­ca­tion under the guise of Com­mon Core. Many of the major schemes dri­ving these very deeply dis­turb­ing “stan­dards” was over­looked. It’s noted, offi­cial UN doc­u­ments and state­ments by top admin­is­tra­tion offi­cials expose plans to indoc­tri­nate Amer­i­can chil­dren, and stu­dents around the world, into cookie-cutter repli­cants as “global cit­i­zens” ready for the “sus­tain­able new world order”.

Over the past decades UN and world lead­ers boasted openly of the need to trans­form world-wide asso­ci­a­tions cre­at­ing a top-down, delib­er­ate, and restricted soci­ety com­pletely at odds with national sov­er­eignty, indi­vid­ual lib­erty, Judeo-Christian val­ues, and West­ern tra­di­tions. Much of this is devel­oped from a pro­gram known as Agenda 21.

Con­gress never approved Agenda 21, although Pres­i­dents Obama, Clin­ton and George H.W. Bush have all signed Exec­u­tive Orders imple­ment­ing it. 178 other world lead­ers agreed to it in 1992 at the Rio Summit.

Agenda 21 is a major com­po­nent of UN pol­icy devel­op­ment involv­ing “sus­tain­abil­ity” and is designed to insin­u­ate itself into almost every facet of life from “sus­tain­able energy” to “sus­tain­able hous­ing and com­mu­nity devel­op­ment” and plan­ning through “sus­tain­able edu­ca­tional goals and advance­ments in edu­ca­tion”. The world pop­u­la­tion must be inured to accept this “vision” through the birth of new forms of learn­ing.UNESCO calls it “Edu­ca­tion for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment.”  …CONTINUED (LINK TO SOURCE) 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Barack Obama is on the ballot in Florida too!


Cato Institute: A BETTER DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFIT STRUCTURE

CatoInstConnect to the study by Cato Institute analyzing the failure of the SSI programs under the Social Security Administration. This 36-page report is available for download in .pdf form HERE.

SSDI Reform: Promoting Gainful Employment while Preserving Economic Security

The authors offer a common-sense solution that is designed to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

American Patriot News Vol 3 Issue 20

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Qatar Awareness Campaign – The Stream

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Ms. Malika Bilal and Ms. Femi Oke
Al Jazeera English
PO Box 23127
Doha – Qatar

Dear Ms. Bilal and Ms. Femi Oke:

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country which owns Al Jazeera, the network on which you are co-hosts of the program, The Stream.

We urge you to read the information below, which includes evidence that Qatar is arguably the preeminent sponsor of terror in the world today. It is a benefactor of the genocidal armies of ISIS, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram; it is involved in Taliban narcotics trafficking through a relationship with the Pakistani National Logistics Cell; and profits from operating a virtual slave state. Qatar is involved in terror operations from Nigeria to Gaza to Syria to Iraq.

So the public understands why this letter is addressed to you both, who are American (Ms. Bilal) and British (Ms. Oke) citizens and co-hosts of an Al Jazeera daily program, here is pertinent background on the Doha-based network.

  • In 1996, then Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, provided a $137 million loan to start Al Jazeera. Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was the ruling monarch of Qatar from 1995-2013.
  • Al Jazeera is based out of Doha, the capital of Qatar.
  • In July 2013, 22 employees of Al Jazeera resigned after the station “air[ed] lies and misle[d] viewers” (according to Al Jazeera correspondent) regarding the Egyptian revolution on July 4, which ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.
  • Al Jazeera is home to the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader (and Morsi-backer) Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who reaches an estimated 80 million viewers each week.

In light of Al Jazeera’s consistent and vocal support for the Muslim Brotherhood and their associated terror campaigns, we ask that you consider the attached sourced report on Qatar’s activities. The links cited are vetted and credible sources. We hope you take the time to verify the truth of the statements for yourself.

After doing so, the Coalition of the Qatar Awareness Campaign calls on you to exert due influence on the Qatari government to cease any type of involvement in all forms of Islamic terrorism, slavery, and drug trafficking!

Sincerely,

Lt. Col. Allen B. West (US Army, Ret)
AllenBWest.com

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
Center for Security Policy

Pamela Geller
Atlas Shrugs

Walid Shoebat
Shoebat.com

Charles Ortel
Washington Times

Paul E Vallely, US Army (Ret)
Chairman, Stand Up America

Robert Spencer
Jihad Watch **

& the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.


Qatar Research Report: http://www.stopqatarnow.com/p/research-report.html
Sign the Petition! Visit www.stopqatarnow.com
Facebook: Stop Qatar Now
Twitter: @stopqatarnow

** Select signatures as of 9/27. The Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition is comprised of more than 25 journalists, national security experts, publishers, and independent researchers. To view all Coalition participants, please visit the Campaign’s website.


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