Thursday, May 20, 2010

Social Justice Strikes Again, and More

Today I got my daily NC House Calendar. Normally I just breeze over what they are doing but for some reason today I decided to look at some of the bills before the House. One struck up my curiosity in particular, The Farms to School Program Funding bill, HB 1832 . I clicked on the link and started reading. This is a bill that appoints a new position, at about $65,000 a year, designed to promote education on how products from the farm get to the school, it also promotes schools buying products straight from small farms, oh heaven forbid, bypassing the FDA? Curiosity got the best of me so I did a web search on NC Farm to School and came up with the following website; . When you start reading the website you will notice certain words that start popping up, mainly justice. Turns out this is a nation wide program, the only state so far that doesn’t have a Farm to School program is Nevada. At the very bottom of the home page you will see Website hosted by the Center for Food & Justice. Of course seeing that I just had do check it out. Click on that and you go to the following website . One look at the objectives for the center will make your blood boil, that is if you care about America surviving. The second objective of the center states “To facilitate environmental, health promotion, community development, social justice, and land use strategies that empower local communities and strengthen the capacity of small family farmers.” SOCIAL JUSTICE! What has Social Justice have to do with feeding lunch to our kids in the school cafeteria? One more click on the UEPI website on the “Programs” tab will show all the programs associated with the UEPI, all of them dealing with social justice, environmental justice and progressive ideology. The Progressives have now even invaded our schools cafeterias! If you want to promote selling local farm products to the local schools and other institutes put a notice in the paper. Let the farmers contact the local school boards, orphanages, retirement homes and prisons and negotiate rates on their own. Leave the Government out of it and save the taxpayer another $65,000 or more a year.

After reading that and finally coming down off the ceiling, I opened my Huck Pac e-mail to find a video of Nancy Pelosi telling a bunch of musicians that they could quit their jobs to focus on making music because the taxpayers will pay for their health care?!?!?!?! The country is going bankrupt, states are already bankrupt, and the Government is telling people it is OK to quit their jobs to play music!!!!!!!!!! Now I am a big fan of music, I used to tinker around with a guitar, played trumpet in my Junior High School band and like to sing karaoke with my Dad (none of which I was ever good at, but still enjoyed), but we actually now have the Government telling people to drop out of the taxpayer rolls so that you and I can support them. WHAT THE ………. HECK (it’s a family oriented blog OK). That’s the Progressive attitude for you. What really steams me about that term is that it sounds so much like progress, like we are making progress. That’s how they convince so many dunderheads into believing that the Government is doing the right thing for you. It’s not progress; we are digressing, right back into the Stone Age. The Government is overspending us right into bankruptcy! What happens next? Taxes will go up to pay for that spending, then they will spend more and taxes will go up more until all we are doing is working to pay taxes. But don’t worry; the Government will take care of you. Forget your dreams and hopes, we’ll all be living in Government assigned housing with Government assigned clothing and Government assigned food. We will all be slaves to the Government, that is everyone except the Obama’s, Pelosi’s, and Reid’s; the politically connected in the nation. Are you politically connected? I’m not, but I’m not going to kowtow to these airhead progressives.

To top it all off, while reading all this, Glenn Beck was playing videos on his show with all the Progressive weenies talking about healing the world and apologizing for America’s arrogance. Well I’m not apologizing for the arrogance we USED to have, we were a great nation. What are we now? We were the country that everyone wanted to come to because they could pursue the American Dream, now it’s becoming the American Nightmare. I will say there is a ray of sunshine shining through with people like Rand Paul, Senator Jim DeMint and others that are coming out across America. If I was smarter I would run for office, but I’m not, so instead I will support those that believe in America, the America that I was born in and that our founders created. The America where a person could accomplish whatever they were capable of. An America where you could live you dream. Stop being dunderheads, WAKE UP! Stop selling the USA down the river. If we don’t stand behind those like Paul and DeMint and find others like them we will be the USSA. I don’t want that, do you?!

Steve Avery
A Proud American

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


When you corner an animal it will respond with one of 2 responses, fight or flight, it’s a fact of nature. If it fights, it will pull out all the stops and use every dirty trick it can to win, forget fair, survival is the only option. Recently the Government pulled some real gaffers, attacking Arizona for the recently passed illegal immigration law; attacking BP for the oil spill when they gave them a pass on some safety requirements; and the Attorney General unwilling to admit that Radical Islam could have played a part in the recent Times Square botched car bomb so he would not offend the Islamic religion. Now of course the conservative talk show hosts were not about to give them a pass on this so they have called them on this and played it for all it’s worth, well, just like a cornered animal the far left loonies have been cornered again and they are pulling out all stops.

I was listening to the Mike Church show this week when I heard a caller accuse Mike Church, Rush Limbaugh and a few others of treason. I’m sure everyone already knows who Rush Limbaugh is but you may not know who Mike Church is. Mike Church has a radio talk show that focuses on the Constitution, guess why I listen to him. Mike is a fanatic on the Constitution and he has done his research and knows what he is talking about. When Mike put the caller on the spot to give an example of how he was committing treason the caller could not do it. The caller got me to thinking about the things I have heard the conservative talk show hosts called lately and the fact that I’ve seen bloggers using the word treason lately. Recently Joe Kline of the New York Times accused Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin of sedition. While listening to another Conservative talk show host a caller accused him of being anti-American. Seems those types of terms are coming up more and more in the far left rhetoric.

Just to keep things clear here are the definitions:

1. Incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
2. Any action, esp. in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
3. Archaic rebellious disorder.
1. The offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
2. A violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
3. The betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.


The Constitution also defines treason; Article III defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort. This offence is punished with death. By the same article of the Constitution, no person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

I know that by giving the definitions I have given ammo to anyone that wants to say, yes, they are guilty of sedition, simply based on the term “Incitement of discontent”. What the left wants everyone to believe is the second part of that applies “Rebellion against a Government”. That is far from the truth of what is happening. The persons named above have been doing nothing but pointing out where the Government and their intrusions are tearing apart our country, they are pointing out the parts of the Constitution that are being ignored, falsely interpreted and completely violated. They are pointing out duties the Government is suppose to be doing that they aren’t and the restrictions on the Government by the Bill of Rights they are violating to further their own agenda. They are voicing the opinions of what has been a previously silent majority in America, a majority that has now awakened.

The interesting thing about this is that it all seems to be happening at the same time. The far left loves to accuse anyone that believes in the Constitution that they are only going by the “talking points” during debates on the issues. When confronted with being called “anti-American” the host asked the caller to give examples. The caller started off with an explanation about being against one of the recent Government programs; at this point the host laughed and told the caller to go to talking point 2, then talking point 5. The caller did not hesitate, you could tell he was reading off a prepared list by the way he hesitated when reading and while looking at the next point. There was not an original thought in his argument. Have they realized that they are not going to win over the people of America by being honest and transparent, which they are not. It appears that the far left can not even come up with their own thoughts; they have to get a list off the web from some far left loon website to even know what to ask about. Have they now decided that the only way they can turn the masses away from the right is to play on the fear card about attacks to the country.

The far left must believe that their trump card is to make out anyone that believes in the Constitution as anti-American, a threat to the country; only this time the trump card turned out to be a Joker. The left is not able or willing to logically debate the issues that are facing the country today so they resort to slander. It’s not going to work anymore; Americans are becoming educated on the role of the Government and aware of the situations throughout the world that are affecting our security and our economy. The left, especially the one in elected office, need to be careful when they start throwing words like treason around. Article VI of the Constitution states; The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution. There are several areas of the Constitution that the Government is not supporting, in fact, areas where they are constantly in violation of the Constitution, so who is guilty of treason?

Steve Avery

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pulling Strings and Coming Up With Alligators

There is an old saying that goes, are you a man or a mouse? That saying is applicable to what is happening in America today. In research labs mice are used to perform experiments, some are taught certain responses in order to get fed, they do the simple tasks that are asked of them and they get food as a reward, no thinking, no free will, just do what I was taught and I will get fed. In today’s political and social environment we are seeing lab mice, actually lab rats, in action. They have learned that if they give the appropriate responses they will eventually get fed, no thought, no free will, just do what is expected of them, toe the party line and the free food will start pouring in. The politicians are the scientists, they are the ones that are programming the responses and doling out the rewards as the responses bear fruit. There is a massive push on in Washington to control individual rights and to obtain voting blocks by any means possible. I started pulling strings trying to put 1 and 1 together and I just kept coming up with Alligators. Some of these Alligators are decades old, so don’t just blame it on the current administration.

The first line of Article III Section 2 of the Constitution states: The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority. Article VI goes on to state: This Constitution and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land. Article I Section 8 (Powers Granted To Congress) states: To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in and Department of Officer thereof. Any 11th grade Civics student would, rather should, be able to tell you that what this amounts to is that these Articles are telling us that the Congress has the power to make laws to enforce the enumerated powers, set out in Article I Section 8, as long as they are vested and proper (i.e. In accordance with the Constitution). The Supreme Court is charged with ensuring these laws are proper and vested and that they are honored. I’m sure by now you are wondering why this little history lesson and what I’m getting at, and no I’m not practicing to be a lawyer.

As early as the 1920’s our leading Law School in the country, Harvard starting teaching Case Law instead of Constitutional Law. This is how legal precedence came into use. The problem with legal precedence is that it is based on one judge’s original interpretation of the law, not what the law actually says or means, but an interpretation and how it applies to the case at hand. Our Supreme Court Justices are products of this system. They are not applying the Constitution to their rulings, they are applying case law, they are not supporting and defending the Constitution, they are tearing it apart, one Article at a time, one right at a time. The latest nominee for the Supreme Court Elena Kagan was the Dean of Harvard. She once wrote in the University of Chicago Law Review that it was perfectly OK for the Government to restrict free speech as long as it means well and calls it something else. OK, so we can take away a right and call it something else and it’s OK, that’s upholding the Constitution? If we allow the Government to take any right away from us they will only want more, give them an inch and they’ll take a mile. Just so the democrats don’t get the feeling I’m picking on only one side, President Bush’s administration did this with the Patriot Act, which has now been made permanent by the Obama administration. There have been constant attacks on our rights as enumerated in the Bill of Rights, 1st Amendment - freedom of speech, religion, the press and the right to assemble (Nancy Pelosi trying to bring the Churches into the immigration fray); 2nd Amendment - Right to bear arms (gun laws restricting private ownership); 4th Amendment - Right to privacy (Patriot Act); 5th Amendment - not to be deprived of life, liberty or pursuit of happiness (eminent domain); 6th Amendment - right to a speedy trial, they are working on this one, they want to suspend Miranda rights and be able to hold US Citizens indefinitely without trial if suspected of terrorism; be careful here, remember the Secretary of Homeland Security says vets and people that own guns are potential terrorists and should be watched. So as you can see they are attacking our rights and putting people in the Supreme Court that do not weigh the laws that Congress makes against the Constitution, they weigh them against case law.

You want more Alligators? Pull the string on immigration. The US did not have any immigration laws until around 1875. Up until about 1907 all immigration laws passed were directed at European and Asian immigrants. In 1907 the first laws requiring the inspection of alien immigrants at the Mexican border were passed, in the 1920’s the first laws establishing a quota were passed, yes, right about the same time the Progressives started their first attempt at socializing the country. This was during the time of the roaring 20’s, the time when America was prospering and knew they had to ensure the ratio between jobs and workers was kept even. Hispanics are the only group that gets up in arms about immigration yet they were one of the last groups to have immigration laws apply to them. Hispanics talk about how the US stole land from Mexico, yet they don’t stop to think that it was Americans and Mexicans that fought side by side to defend the Alamo and then to gain the independence of Texas from the dictator Santa Anna. It was only after Texas had gained it’s independence that it became a state, many years after. Immigration laws do not only apply to Hispanics, they apply to all illegal aliens. In the current state of affairs in the world immigration laws are a must to protect us from attacks from within. The large Hispanic population in the US feels it is an affront to them and they are being singled out, they are only being singled out when they are the ones that are making all the noise about it, they are the ones that are attracting attention to themselves.

If someone comes into the country illegally what other laws are they willing to break? This is supposed to be a country of laws so enforcement of the laws should be respected. The new Arizona law is not anything new; it is the Federal Law on a State level. Arizona only created the law because the Federal Government is not enforcing what is already on the books. Politicians are using the fervor created by the Hispanic community over immigration for political gain. One side is snuggling up to the Hispanic community to gain their votes while denouncing Arizona to get the Hispanic vote while the other side is trying to gain the favor those that are against illegal immigration. Neither side is just trying to do what is right and uphold the Constitution. I want to point out that I keep referring to it as Illegal Immigration. This country was built by immigrants, this country has always welcomed immigration, but it has to be done legally. The Hispanic community should be as up in arms about illegal immigration as any other community, it is a black spot on the Hispanics that were either born here or came here legally, it causes undue racism towards Hispanics to support illegal immigration, it is also tearing this country apart as quickly as anything else is.

Article I Section 8 (Powers Enumerated to Congress) contains 2 powers that pertain to the immigration problem, first one is that Congress is to establish a uniform rule of naturalization, they have done that but they are not enforcing it. The second is that Congress is to call forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions, this is the one that they are not doing. If there is a problem with the Immigration and Naturalization Laws then fix it, but in the meantime the borders must be secured and the legal immigrants that are here should become Americans, not Mexican-Americans. I’m a realist in the sense that an illegal that is here, working and keeping out of trouble may never be found out, OK, fine. I’m also a realist in the sense that if you are causing trouble and found out to be illegal you should be deported, regardless of how long you’ve been here and how many family members are here, if they are here illegally they go with you. We do not question an American citizen that has been found guilty of a crime and is heading to jail or prison about what will happen to his or her family, why should it matter in the case of an illegal alien that has been found guilty of a crime and is being deported? With the recent Times Square botched car bomb the Federal Government should be even more interested in securing the borders, North and South, enforcing immigration laws and vetting those that are applying for immigrant status. The groups that are a real threat to the safety of the country are coming in and keeping quiet, the southern border is a distraction from the big picture and is being used as a political pawn.

Want more Alligators? Recently Greece went into a tailspin because its socialist programs drove the country into bankruptcy. There has been rioting in the streets, vandalism and even reports of deaths on the streets because of the unrest. In our own country we have States going bankrupt, California, our own deficit growing exponentially, and we are still sending money overseas to countries that don’t contribute a thing to us. The IMF, International Monetary Fund, has agreed to send around $40 billion to Greece to stall the grime reaper for a little longer; this is part of a more then $100 billion bailout agreement for other European nations from the IMF. Why do I care about this, well for one the United States is on the hook for 17% of that through agreements with the EU (European Union) and IMF; secondly all of the worlds economies are now tied together so that it will be a domino effect as countries fail. This was all part of a great brainstorm to tie the world’s economies together to give an incentive to prevent global war. So we went from defense through strength to defense through bankruptcy. The money the US is on the hook for is your money and my money, well, if you work and pay taxes then it’s your money, if you are a socialist then it’s just more redistributed funds, but they are funds you won’t see. This is something that the American people did not even get to vote on, for that matter I’ll lay odds that most Americans didn’t know we were members of the IMF or even what the IMF is. While this is going on behind our backs and over seas in a country that we only care about for it’s olive oil (not really, just being cynical) we are starting to see the collapse of States within our own borders.

What will happen when California can no longer pay its bills, wait that already happened, ok, when California can not get any more credit and its bonds are called in? Are we going to bail them out with more taxpayer dollars? What happens when they do it again, more bailouts? Or will the Federal Government just call in the debts and when California can’t pay do they do the same as they did for the banking, housing and auto industry, nationalize California, it will now be the District of California. Wow, talk about a power grab. The better question and more realistic one is, how long will the US survive? Some predict that we will continue to see European countries failing; from there it will come to us, what happens then? There are some economists saying the US could be in the same position as Greece is as soon as 10 years, are they just playing the gloom and doom card? Who knows? From my simplistic view when you are spending $80 billion dollars more then you are making you aren’t going to last long. The current deficit, not debt, is now 4 times what it was a year ago. The current administration continues to act like they have a blank check. I’m really curious as to what happens to a country when it does go bankrupt.

I have no idea where this country is going or where it is going to end up. It’s pretty depressing when you start pulling at strings of information and they just lead you to an Alligator that is ready to bite you when you turn around. I have to wonder if we shouldn’t be paying more attention to people like Ted Nugent, learning how to survive if every thing we now know and are used to just ends. Who knows, maybe Uncle Ted will be the President of the New United States if we let this one collapse. Now I like and respect Ted Nugent but the thought of him being the President is a bit scary, not as scary as us letting our country collapse. To end this I’ll give you a nickels worth of advice, buy seeds, precious metals, learn to grow crops and learn how to can. Learn how to hunt or fish. Pay off your bills and cut up your credit cards. Learn to live within your budget, not like the Government. If everything turns up roses then you’ve just learned some really neat skills and put yourself in a better financial situation, if not then maybe you will be one that will be able to survive. So I ask again; Are you a man or a mouse?

Steve Avery
May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Enforcing States Rights is Borderline Treason????

Once again I am writing in response to another blogger whom I disagree with. This time the writer is talking about the States that have filed suit against the Federal Government over the Healthcare bill. The writer asks the question as to whether this is a declaration of State Sovereignty or is it bordering on treason. He goes on to reference a New York Times article about the various states that are passing laws declaring states rights in areas to include the healthcare bill, gun laws, abortion and even local police powers being supreme to Federal authority. While states are citing the 10th Amendment as their legal stand the writer in question is quoting Article VI of the constitution as an argument of why this may be treasonous.

Quoted from the Constitution:
[2] This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
[3] The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
While I will agree that Article IV section [2] does give the Federal Government supremacy over the States, this supremacy is limited to those laws that are passed in accordance with the Constitution. That is the basis for the suits that are filed against the healthcare bill; it is an unconstitutional bill that should not be held up in the Supreme Court. This article is not an article that the Progressive Left wants to start using in trying to shoot down States rights, especially when considering Section [3]. Section [3] specifically states that all elected Government officials and the Judicial Branch of both the State and Federal Governments are bound by an oath to uphold the Constitution. Is it then treasonous to violate that oath and pass laws that infringe on the rights of the States and the Citizens of the United States? Is it really treasonous to pass State laws that ensure a State is in compliance with the Constitution even if it means blocking Federal Laws that are unconstitutional?

To further the attack against those States pushing for States Rights the writer quoted a readers comment from another New York Times article “If these wise state politicians are serious about federal intrusions into their affairs, they should insist that federal interstate highways be ripped up, that federal dams providing electricity and water be destroyed, that all federal military bases be removed, that all earmarked funds be refunded, that all Medicaid funds be rejected, that all agricultural subsidies be ended. We need some modicum of intellectual honesty and ideological purity in these matters.”. What the writer and this reader need to be reminded of is that the Federal Highway system was originally created in support of Military movements across the Nation, which is one of the functions of the Federal Government. The highway system is maintained by local State Governments, agreed they receive Federal funds, as they should since in accordance with the Constitution the Federal Government does have a responsibility to regulate interstate commerce (Article I, Section 8 [3]) in which interstate transportation of goods is a necessity. Just to be fair, this is also the article that the left like to try and misquote in defense of things like the healthcare bill, they are not to mandate, but regulate, to ensure fair trade between states, no taxes levied between states for importing goods, no monopolies, not mandates such as healthcare. Military bases and the like are authorized by Article I Section 8 [17]
Authority over all places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful buildings.
As for the statements the reader made concerning Medicaid funds being rejected, agricultural subsidies ending and earmark funds being refunded, well that is the price we will have to pay to follow the constitution, they are unconstitutional so I will agree with the reader on these. The reader also needs to brush up on their history; the dams that provide electricity, specifically the Hoover Dam and the Boulder Dam are sticky wickets. There was multi-state and Federal involvement in the planning and approval of the Hoover Dam which led the way for the Boulder Dam. The benefit of each was not confined to a single state, so it can be argued that this did fall into the jurisdiction of Article I Section 8 [3], in fact it would appear to have been done precisely in the way the Framers of the Constitution intended. The best example of the readers point would have been the Tennessee Valley Authority which was formed by Federal Charter in 1933 by one of the most Progressive Presidents we have ever had, F.D.R. If you want to research it you will find that the TVA has turned out to be a failure more or less, currently it is having to contract with private energy companies in nearby states to purchase electricity created from wind power to make up for the shortfall in it’s production.
As in other arguments made by the liberal, progressive left they make claims that look good until you get below the surface and look at the real facts. Just to be fair I’m posting the link to the other bloggers entry so that you can read for yourself and decide whether I’m right or wrong.
States Rights or Treason

A Book Review

I just finished reading a book that was started in the 1940’s and completed in the 1950’s; it’s called Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, a Russian immigrant. The interesting thing about the book is that even though it was written with 1940’s knowledge, Ms Rand wrote it because of the path she saw the United States taking at that time, that path is the same one we are on right now.
The book starts off in the midst of an industrial revolution for the country. Industrialists are making advances in their areas of expertise by leaps and bounds with no interference from the Government. Around the same time a new Government administration enters into power, one that believes in fairness, fairness as long as it keeps them in power. As the Government aligns themselves with artists, philosophers and politicians with a socialist attitude the regulations to promote fairness start to be passed. It begins with, as Ayn Rand called it, a no dog eat dog doctrine, from there it spreads to regulations on production.
The Industrial Revolution occurred between 1850 and 1870. The effects of the Industrial Revolution continued through the Roaring 20’s. This all came to an end with the Great Depression which started in the late 1920’s. To end the Great Depression President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced the New Deal. This was to be Government intervention to end the Depression. It didn’t end the Depression, it began the oppression of American industry and the American working class.
In Atlas Shrugged the increase of regulations was strangling free enterprise. In response industrialist start retiring or simply walking away from their life’s work. All inspired by one man who refused to sell his minds work at the price of his soul and morals.
In America we are at this stage, only it’s not walking away from their life’s work, instead businesses are moving off shore, moving to places where labor is cheap and profits are high. Ayn Rand wrote of men of industry with high morals, unfortunately today not all men have high morals, at the same time they are not misguided idealists that are willing to sacrifice their own survival and prosperity for the leeches of society, those that are willing to take from the working class without ever putting in an honest days work themselves.
In Atlas Shrugged the Government policy of fairness goes to the point where jobs may be had without qualifications and without threat of firing, profits are limited to promote equality between competing companies and Nationalization of industries is the ultimate goal. This leads to complete failure in industry caused by unqualified personnel and the failure of one industry after another. Qualified workers start walking off the job and disappearing into the wilderness to fend for themselves and the great minds of the industrialists just disappear altogether.
America today is not to that point but are we headed that way? Did a Russian emigrant in the 1940s actually see the direction we were headed for? Are the events going on now in Greece a preview of what could happen here in America? As I personally see it we are at the stage where the Government is encroaching on industry and not allowing the boom and bust cycle to work. The recent bailout of the banking, auto and mortgage industries only allowed those that are corrupt and mismanaged to survive while smaller entrepreneurs were pulled under. While allowing big industries to fail may have caused another Depression bailing them out has allowed corruption to continue and the current recession to continue. The boom and bust theory of industry would have allowed those that should not survive to fail opening the doors to those that can survive, instead we are just propping up what will eventually fail and putting America as a whole deeper in debt.
I highly recommend reading Atlas Shrugged, it is a long read at just over 1000 pages with some very long winded speeches in its pages, but all told it is very enlightening.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Needs “Socialism”?

I just read a blog entry on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has me a little steamed. The blogger states that all we need is for the Navy to come in and put well placed explosives on the well head to cap the well. I agree with this point and I agree that the Navy has the capability to do just that. The blogger goes on to state that we need the President to follow in the footsteps of President Bush and override the posse comitas act of 1878 in order to use the Military for this function. The posse comitas act of 1878 ( reads as follows:
18 U.S.C. § 1385 : US Code - Section 1385: Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus
Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
A posse comitas is a temporary police force. We are not talking about using the Military as a temporary police force; we are looking at expertise in an area that is needed to prevent more damage ecologically and economically. The blogger went on to state ““Socialism” gives us the moral authority and legal precedent”. There it is, in black and white, the progressive attitude to use any emergency to push their agenda. The problem is, that most Americans will not take the time to look into what the law really says about who is responsible and who can be used to combat the issue. In the case of this oil rig, it was owned by BP, otherwise known as British Petroleum, you know, the one that has interests all over the globe and headquartered in London. Yes, I mean, London, England, not in the USA. The oil rig itself was located 50 miles offshore. Territorial waters extend out to 24 nm (increased by President Clinton in 1999) and Exclusive Economic Zones extend out to 200 miles. In reality, the rig itself is not in the territorial waters of the US. I only point that out to give reference to what is going on. To sum up the situation, we have an oil rig outside of the United States territorial waters, owned by a global company that is headquartered in London, England, spewing oil that is threatening the shores of the United States, which will have an impact on oil prices, the fishing industry and future off-shore oil drilling that will further put us dependent on foreign oil, and this blogger is calling for “Socialism” in order to use the best resources available to take care of the problem?! This is exactly what the progressive movement wants to further their cause, never let any crisis go to waste. Send the Navy in to cap the well, send in whoever it takes to cap this well and charge BP an arm and a leg when it’s all over, we have the ability, the right and moral authority to take care of this. As for a legal precedent, so far I have found very few legal precedents that were actually legal per the US Constitution, they may have set a precedent but only because the Judge that ruled on it ruled the way he wanted to interpret the law.
If I have offended anyone with this post, especially the blogger whom I left unnamed, good, it’s about time I started offending people in the course of my defense of our nation and our Constitution