Archive for April, 2013

It sounds like the beginning of a joke or a word problem, but it is neither.  It is a sign of the degeneration of our times.  People think that if they believe in something hard enough, if they say something often enough, if they get enough people to tacitly agree, that thing will be true.  It is an odd thing about truth though, no matter  how you spin it, no matter how you try to hide it, disguise it, manipulate it, truth will surface in all it gory glory.  It may take hundreds of years, it may take wars and rumors of wars, it may take cataclysmic disasters but the truth will remain in the end.

For religious believers we have our faith and the writings of people thousands of years before us on which to base our understanding of  truth.  In all of that writing there is NO evidence of the priesthood being given to women.  Not one.  One might site Judge Deborah who was referred to as a “prophet” and Isaiah’s wife as a “prophetess” but one does not have to hold the priesthood to be the mouth piece of God. All one needs is a willing heart and the lack of any worthy priesthood holders for this to come about.  Over the years though people, without the benefit of the Divine have made and said all sorts of nonsense claiming to be speaking in behalf of the Creator.  The proof of that claim lies in whether what has been said is consistent with Gospel principles and stated covenants and commandments.

While some individuals eschew the roles delineated for them from the beginning it must be noted that in order for the stated plan of the Creator to move forward the roles and duties from that plan must be maintained, for this is essential to the fruition of said plan.  In the beginning God created man (made from available material, not snapped His fingers and voila whatever God desired was there).  It was decided that man should not be alone, and that the plan could not be put into force without another entity to serve as the vessel for the procreated entity.  Woman was then created, not as a servant but as a helpmeet, a partner, a essential part of the Divine order.  As in most successful organizations however one person was the final arbiter, one person made the final decisions, one person held the most responsibility.

Man was given that role.  Woman was to council with man, to provide additional feedback, to temper his decisions and to help guide and direct him to make the correct decisions and both sought input from their Creator.  Man as did  woman, had a direct and intimate role in the “multiplying and replenishing of the Earth” function of the plan.  She would be the one to protect and defend, to keep in her body and later her care the precious seed of mankind.  She was the nurturer, the teacher, the one who guided and directed not just the physical but mental and spiritual progeny that would fill the earth.  It was under her leadership that “man” would grow throughout the world.  In some cases that leadership was benign, in some it was disastrous.  Some children refused to learn from their mothers, some didn’t have mothers due to death or extenuating circumstances.  Some “fathers” usurped the roles of mothers, condemning them to virtual servitude (much as we see in radical tribal entities today).  These men have betrayed their ancient roles and their noble association with priesthood.

At no other time however has there been more pressure on the cornerstone unit of society as there is now.  From the 1960’s on people (men and women) have sought to disparage the role of “mother”. They contend that it is not challenging enough, that it is archaic, that it is deeming and a refuge for the lazy, ignorant and unenlightened. These forces have encouraged women to criticize and belittle other women who chose to take up the ancient role of “mother, caregiver, helpmeet and partner” and castigate their choice.  The women who chose to be mothers are made fun of, debased and reviled by the very people who refuse to understand the importance that a mother holds in maintaining stability of the fabric of our civil society.  As we’ve seen in the present pitting one side against another is an excellent way to destroy both sides.

Thus it is that we now have a woman maintaining that she is an ordained “priest ” in the Catholic Church.  Who ordained this woman?  Was the person a “priest” ordained by someone in authority?  It couldn’t be a Catholic member of clergy because women priests are not found in doctrine there. It is against the Gospel as carried down from  Jesus Christ to Peter, that the priesthood duties are for males to attend to.  Women have other more important and essential duties to discharge.  Without their willingness to do so there would be no plan to follow and no reason to go on as there would be no progeny to safeguard.  She is therefore not a Catholic “priest” no matter what she claims.

While women disciples were firmly in evidence none of them were priests.  One of the definitions of disciple is;

A person who is a pupil or an adherent of the doctrines of another; follower (along with the 12 apostles, the 70 sent forth by Christ to spread his gospel and the followers of Christ at the time).

Anyone can be a disciple; young or old, bond or free, male or female. There are no distinctions on who can be a disciple, all one needs to do is follow the admonitions of whoever they choose to follow and huzzah they are disciples.

Women however have a higher calling.  They nurture and teach the next generation. While there are many who derogate that function it has become more and more apparent that what is missing in our societies are those standard bearers, those educators of the very young, those stalwarts who cast off aspirations, delay gratification and abandon ambition to truly sacrifice for the sake of their posterity.  They have taken on their roles, set before the world began, within the plan voted on by every person whose heart has beat en utero or who has ever been born on this planet.  These woman know they were destined for greatness, they will affect  millions by what they do within the walls of their own homes.  Their influence and touch is not relegated to the babies they raise until time for them to be exposed to secular eduction but even after they are dead and buried.  They will be mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, ad infinitum to generations unborn.  Their reach will continue until the end of times and on throughout eternity.

The priesthood  too has it’s duties, it’s powers and it’s reach.  While blessed by the Priesthood,  those responsibilities do not concern women.  For good or ill that is not their assigned role.  Of course this makes no claim on individuals who don’t believe in a Divine Being.  Their way lies along different pathways and their reward will be different from those who do believe.  The reward expected by those who wish to make their own way divergent of any religious affiliation will be, as it must, different from those who rely on the “Arm of Jehovah.” This is right and just.

Either one believes in one’s religion with it’s doctrines and creed or one does not.  If one does not it is a function of truth and integrity that one leaves that organization and finds another which will grant one the opportunities they desire from religion.  For either God, who is unchanging, is true within the confines of that doctrine held by religious sects or He is not. If He is, abide by his plan, if He is not it matters not where you go.

It does not change the truth.   Deny, abjure, disown, spurn, circumvent, enjoin, repudiate all one likes, the truth whatever it is, will not be changed or hindered and will in time come to the fore.  For some the doctrine is named Karma, for believers the scripture that comes to mind is Galatians 6:7

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

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…..as President and now as a former president.   The George Walker Bush Library was dedicated yesterday.  Five of the last 6 presidents were there for the event.  According to a story in the Washington Times, they ran true to form.

Carter talked about Africa for over three minutes.  He had nothing to say about 911 and the war on terror, apparently that didn’t affect him at all. Maybe he was in Africa then?

George H W Bush a frail 90, spoke from his wheel chair for 24 seconds and received the biggest laugh of the day when he shook his son’s hand after his speech and said “too long?”

Bill Clinton spoke with his al’shucks good ol’ boy bravado.  He told jokes and was the same irreverent wag we’ve come to know and at least tolerate for as long as we have to listen to him.

Obama came next doing his young, humble, obsequious routine. He then gave a stump speech in support of the push for amnesty.  After the preceding nights festivities at a Democratic fundraiser and his preparation for a speech at Planned Parenthood (which was rescheduled) otherwise know as Abortion Central he could be forgiven for not remembering which speech to give to who. After all he didn’t bring his teleprompter.

But it was of course George W that put the class back into the act, which is something you probably won’t hear unless you look for it.  Some of his quotes:

“In democracy, the purpose of public office is not to fulfill personal ambition. Elected officials must serve a cause greater than themselves. The political winds blow left and right, polls rise and fall, supporters come and go. But in the end, leaders are defined by the convictions they hold.

“As president, I tried to act on these principles every day. It wasn’t always easy and it certainly wasn’t always popular … And when our freedom came under attack, we made the tough decisions required to keep the American people safe

and in conclusion,

“It’s the honor of a lifetime to lead a country as brave and as noble as the United States. Whatever challenges come before us, I will always believe our nation’s best day lie ahead.

His voice broke here but he managed after a pause to say “God bless.”

But the final moment was the one that is as true as is the goodness and integrity of this most maligned of presidents.

Sgt. 1st Class Alvy R. Powell Jr. came to the side of the stage to perform the “Star Spangled Banner.” A big, powerful black man, Mr. Powell belted out the anthem. With the crowd applauding, the sergeant moved along the line of people, shaking hands with all. After greeting W, he turned to go. But the 43rd president put his hand on the sergeant’s arm and said, “Stay,” just as a chaplain stepped forward to give a benediction.

So it is with this final act we again see that this man, this good man, this patriot was never the stumbling fool portrayed by the media.  Republican may not have always agreed with him but they knew that he was doing what he thought best for all of America, not for his friends and most certainly not for himself but for all Americans. He was a “public servant” something the others with the exception of his father know absolutely anything about.

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….is the most enlightening part of almost any story. Oh it doesn’t help you to understand the story.  No the comment sections give you insight into why America and by extension the rest of the world is the way it is.  Just today while reading one of the online sites dedicated to news aggregation there was an article about the Boston bombers listening or looking at a website called “inforwars.com”.  The host of the site is Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist par excellence.  The article itself was vague and without real facts except that it was reported by AP, someone involved in the bombings “took an interest” in the website. What exactly does that mean, he was there everyday, multiple times a day, multiple times a week, a month or two or three times in all?  I have clicked on articles and found myself on the Huffington Post which I consider somewhat like stepping in dog feces. So saying one or both of the bomb suspects were fans given that piece of information is like saying Mitt Romney is a fan of president obama because he spoke to him on several occasions.

No, the article wasn’t very thought provoking but the comments, now there was a gold mine just waiting to be stripped.  We have the conspiracy theorists, the sceptics, the trolls and the naive all there in glorious technicolor (that includes language of the blue, purple and black prose).  I’ll give you just a sample with judicious editing because some words just will not appear here ever.  When they do you’ll know it’s time to lock the old girl up and throw away the key.

The theorist:”Would those bull^*)# theories include the existence of the Bilderbergs’ power or do you think it’s just the name of an old hotel in Holland? Are the Bohemian Grove rituals nothing but bull$%#@^ he filmed on a set? Open your eyes! The word “police” has become a verb and Jones points it out.

The unbeliever:”I know! It’s what I’ve been saying too! Also, if you google, ‘tiny alien dogs takeover’ and scroll to the 17th page, you’ll see PROOF that tiny alien dogs are taking over! Total proof!”

The ostrich: “poor deluded Tom….wants to believe the big bag govt is after him. geez” (who apparently can’t spell or use punctuation)

The nasty old battle axe: Poor child, when you find an old man, you might be a lover for a while, but after a couple of years sex is only a 1 year event.. in the winter when it freezes hard. then later on you become his daily diaper changing mommy.. (being a nasty old battleaxe myself I recognize the prose…….I just try to keep it on a higher level than filth)

Mr. Clever:  “jones is a phuqing lunatic who needs to get laid more often or better meds” (He is so superior to us all. Figuring out how to spell a truly nasty, foul and disgusting word to get past the computers rule against vulgarities.  So clever.  Makes one wonder what other rules he skates around)

There are others of course.  Some better, some worse, some even courser believe it or not.

 So what’s the point?  The point is that these people are representative of the citizenry of this country.  These people for good or ill make up the country. Now it would be true to say that many people don’t comment on news stories on line, but the fact is so many of those who do have such divergent and disparate views makes it apparent that there is nothing short of cataclysm that will bring them together.  We’ve heard all about working together for the good of all. In school they force children to work in teams to create the ability to work with different kinds of people. Most often what we find is that one child does the assignment and the rest of them skate by on his work.  Teachers see it all the time but are hamstrung now to do anything about it given their restrictions and guidelines passed down by our “elitist” Education Cabal.

Unfortunately we have people in leadership positions on the left and on the right who seek to divide Americans from each other.  Some do so by their rhetoric, others do so to remain in power.  Keep the people busy fighting among themselves and they won’t pay attention to the implementation of laws to deprive them of their God given, Constitution guaranteed rights.  Keep them focused on each other and they won’t see the abdication of responsibilities and confiscation of property that will surely bind them to their “betters”.  Blame the people on the other side for government decisions made by those who have no loyalty to their party or platform once they’ve achieved their ends.  Make monsters out of those who disagree, to distort the message and demoralize the average person. All of this works in the favor of those who refuse to acknowledge the laws of the land, including but not limited to the president, his administration, Congress and the federal bureaucracy. 

We have been played ladies and gentlemen buy master manipulators.  We have become what they have desired.  Selfish, insecure, emotion-driven, ill mannered, bores with delusions of relevancy who listen to no one but those they agree with.  We claim anyone who criticizes us “hates” us.  We want government to make life “fair” and “balanced” but refuse to make any effort our selves to create the lives we desire.  We buy lottery tickets, go to the casino, watch reality programs all hoping for a get rich quick miracle.  We live for beer in the fridge and “soft porn” on the TV provided by the movie channels to make our sad and depressing lives survivable.  Is this why our ancestors left their native lands.  How would they look at us today, with disgust most likely. All of their sacrifice, all of their pain, all of their hard work for what? So that you can go home and drink yourself into oblivion watching things you’ll never see or do (in many cases that’s a good thing) in real life. 

We are our own worst enemy.  We stand in our own way and in each others way.  We are the problem.  We are also the solution.  Unfortunately for us there is no longer a 4th estate to point that out.  They have gone over to  the enemy and I do not mean one political side or another. No they have given up their search for truth, their objectivity, their intellectual honesty to those who will use them for their own nefarious schemes.  Too bad for them…….so sad for us.

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We’ve been asked that question twice in the last year.  First by Hillary Clinton then Secretary of State when she testified about the events preceding and including the Benghzi debacle.  Now from one of the most vociferous mouthpieces of the current administration MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, other wise known to many as the Tingler (for the tingles running up and down his leg every time his messiah speaks).  One wonders if these people work hard at ignoring reality or if they are just blessed to be completely removed from it.

What difference does it make Chrissy?  What difference does the motive have to do with the action?  Well first it speaks to intent, which even without a law degree I know impacts on what the law can charge one with.  Without intent to harm the perpetrator will not normally be charged with 1st degree murder (in this case).  If it were not intended, if for example it was a crime of passion or a belief of intended harm or to save the lives of others, there are many levels of crime one could be charged with, 2nd degree murder, manslaughter or death in self defense.  Second it speaks to whether or not the person acted alone, were they a part of a plot or as in this case a terrorist organization.

Then there is the method of the crime?  Was it done to kill just one person or was it designed to do a lot of damage and kill a lot of people and promote chaos?  Were they planning to deprive Americans of their rights and privileges under the Constitution?  It seems that even if they didn’t plan on that they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.  We had “body armor wearing, true automatic weapon bearing, special units” clearing people out of their houses at gun point (for their own protection).  We had the Mayor and Governor of MA telling people to cower in place.  Then amazingly they find the suspect in a neighborhood, hiding in a garage they’d already searched, lying in a boat waiting for the cover of darkness to get away.  What would have happened to that family once the special units and their guns went away?  Would the killer break into the home, kill the “Americans” and steal what money, jewelery they had and their car and drive off into the night to be protected and sheltered buy another group of anti-American traitors who have lived off the American dream all the while waiting for a chance to steal our wealth and turn us into just another 3rd world hell hole with slaves who appease, martyrs who refuse to accede and women (who meet both categories).

Why is their motive important? Why is the Tea Party’s motive important, why is the Koch brothers’ motive important, or Ran Paul’s or any other mainstream group on the right? We’re not supposed to look at the motives on the left  or on any group the left feels free to protect.  We are supposed to look at any group who oppose them however.  The Tea Party folks are dangerous we’re told by the Matthews of the left. They’re radicals, they’re deranged, they’re Dangerous.  However which group is it that has attached to it people who have already demonstrated their willingness to bomb, harm, destroy innocent people in order to make their point?  Which party hosts those who think it appropriate to destroy private property, siphon off the profits of those who produce and give them to those who refuse to do so?  Which party is the party that celebrates death, that thinks if someone disagrees with you that the appropriate response is to kill you or to slander you by saying you want to kill them?

Reasonable people don’t act this way.  Reasonable people can discuss even disagree without coming to blows or slander or hyperbole or worse.  We used to be a country of reasonable people until the “feelings” group got into power.  They don’t govern by laws and common sense, they govern by “fairness” and “equality” as long as that equality diminishes their enemies.  It’s like watching Middle Schoolers given any power whatsoever.  Leave the classroom for more than a minute and rival countries will form, they’ll be wars and rumors of wars, alliances will be made and broken, bribery, larceny and anarchy will reign because these people have not yet learned to control themselves. Their world revolves around what they want, what they think, what they “need”.

Some of those in power never left middle school.  They pose and preen and pout.  They are naive but also sly.  Throwing folks under the bus is nothing to these people and they have a single minded focus on “what they want” uninterested in the consequences unintended or intended.  They have the power and they are going to use it to squash those who would stand in their way.  While most actual middle schoolers do not understand the true uses of power the ones in government do know and are willing to do almost anything, some will do anything, to remain in power. If that means destroying the economy of the US, if that means allowing jihadist to create chaos and anarchy, if that means collateral damage, well can’t make an Omelette without braking eggs and those people wouldn’t have fit in with the new order anyway so it’s good they’re gone.  That’s what life is like in your average Middle School.  If you don’t remember you were probably on the side with the power-brokers and their cabal. Welcome then to the Middle School the rest of us endured.

It wasn’t fun then, it’s not fun now.  Too bad we can’t leave our children and grandchildren better.  They deserved better. But hey “free love, peace and rock and roll” are the all important memes of the day……oh yes, I forgot your cup of soul, rap and selfishness.”    My bad.

And yes little Chrissy it does make a difference, intention makes all the difference in the world.

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It is unbelievably freeing to be out of work at this particular time.  Living off the few contracting jobs that can be found, substituting for schools at $7.50 an hour (without an education degree para work is just about all one can get) and off savings makes the health care debate just more noise in the vacuum that is DC.  There is no money in the family budget for health care, especially a plan that may cost more than the mortgage on the house.  What are they going to do, arrest me because I can’t afford to buy health care?  Maybe they’ll foreclose on my house.  That may happen anyway.  So then arrest me, I’ll get three meals a day, a roof and…………wait for it ………….free health care.

Sen.Max Baucus’ (D-Montana) is concerned that the powers that be aren’t explaining the health care plan well enough to the citizens on which it was forced, is somewhat disingenuous at best.  Talk about closing the door after the horse has bolted.   Sir, if you (who voted for it) can’t explain it to your constituents (who didn’t want it and made it clear they didn’t want it) then you, need to find a different job. Something in the extortion/bribery racket perhaps.  Maybe a jail guard if you still maintain you have integrity. They like pushing people around and forcing them to do things they don’t want to do or a teacher,same goes there.  Baucus wants Kathy Sebelius to explain it.  Explain it, she hasn’t even read it.  No one’s read it.  That’s one of the reasons it’s so bloody dangerous.  Once the lawyers get a hold of it no one in the country will be safe.  Except Baucus and Sebelius and their friends.

You see they are exempt. As are the other FOB (friends of barry). It seems that at least 700 companies and a the administration are all exempt. The jury is still out on whether Congress will get a pass, liberals say no-conservatives say yes. It says a lot that the framers of the huge debacle managed to do this:

The new health care law exempts the president from having to participate in it. Leadership and committee staffers in the House and Senate who wrote the bill are exempted as well. A weasel-worded definition of “staff” includes only the members’ personal staff in the new system; the committee staff that drafted the legislation opted themselves out. Because they were more familiar with the contents of the law than anyone in the country, it says a lot that they carved out their own special loophole. Anyway, the law is intended to affect “ordinary Americans,” according to Vice President Joe Biden (who – being a heartbeat away from the presidency – also is not covered), not Washington insiders.

I really love this answer on the cost the law will require from average Americans at Yahoo answers:

It is a 1% of your income, paid at the time you file your taxes. Here is an example of a breakdown for this.
I have a family of four including myself. If I buy family health care it is about $650 a month, multiply that by 12 and you get $7,800. My household brings in $55,000 intaxable income annually. So 1% of that is $550 per person a year, which is $2,200.
$7,800 – $2,200 = $5,600
I can invest the rest in HSAs, which gives me full control over what medical procedures I can get. I don’t have to get anyones permission to get a procedure. I have full control over my life.That fact is that the US goverment is a business, they are out to make money, just like every other business.
(The tip off that this is someone who knows nothing about the issue, is the very last line.  The government is NOT a business, it produces no product or service for pay.  It taxes us to continue to syphon monies to those who it deems deserving. The government raises NO money except by taxation -the taking of money from a group by coercion, blackmail and force for services to others and the providing of bad service to most).
In reality, according to the CBO (Congressional Budget Office):
President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and their allies, are cheerfully citing “ten year” costs of $940,000,000,000.00 — apparently believing this to be a far more palatable figure than $1 trillion.- The Weekly Standard
Among those who will have to pay a mandate penalty, 4.7 million will have incomes below 500 percent of the federal poverty line, according to the CBO, which is projected to be $60,000 for individuals and $123,000 for families of four by 2016. Given that the Supreme Court ruled the mandate was a tax, this would be a direct violation of President Obama’s pledge not to raise taxes on those earning less than $250,000. – Washington Times (read the whole article it’s amazing)
“And despite massive tax hikes and new penalties to pay for the bill, which CBO estimates have risen by another $99 billion compared to their estimates last March … the president’s health spending law will add at least $700 billion to the deficit over its first 10 years. Sadly, it may prove much worse than that.” –  daileycaller.com
And last but by no means least:
Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor PatientMedical Association.
Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The newly passed health care bill increases the demand for physicians by expanding insurance coverage. This change will exacerbate the current shortage as more Americans live past 65.

By 2025 the shortage will balloon to over 130,000, Len Marquez, the director of government relations at the American Association of Medical Colleges, told The Daily Caller. – Yahoo!News

So now with no reason for lawyers to be trained because there are no jobs for them, we have a doctor shortage.  Here’s a suggestion, make the people who want to be lawyers, doctors.  Allow the same sort of folks who came up with the 2,000+ health care plan have to figure out how to give services to people without enough money to do so. Of course after a one child per family rule (just like China our new benefactors) and the outlawing of care for units (those over 70 who aren’t worth anything to the government-all that Social Security drivel)  there might be some savings realized.  Once you add in the projected savings for the million or so aborted babies and sterilized women (thanks to abortion procedures, forced tubal ligations and vasectomies and other “reproductive health” procedures) the average American family may only be on the hook for a paultry:

Even those making less will have to reach deep into their meager resources to satisfy Obama’s statutory requirement. Families scraping by on only $44,0000 a year will have to pay 7 percent of their income (about $3,000) on insurance. Even those making just $33,000 will have to ante up 4.5 percent of their income (about $1,500) for health insurance. The required payments reach so far down the scale that those who are living at the federal poverty level of $22,000 will have to shell out 2 percent of their totally inadequate incomes ($440) for insurance.

Golly one could go on and on and on and on, the health care mandate sure does.  Here’s the straight scoop.  Health care is broken and it’s bankrupting millions of Americans a year.  It needs to be fixed.  It doesn’t need government supervision.  Look at the Veterans Administration, the IRS, the Education Department just to name a few.  These folks often screw up things that don’t even need to be fixed.  While there are problems with health care Medicare and Medicaid have had decades to fix them for the poor.  They’ve fixed nothing, just exacerbated the problem.  Putting a bandaid on didn’t work, neither will amputating all of the limbs.  There has to be a middle ground but that’s not popular in Washington today because it doesn’t give the government control over 1/6 of the economy.  In reality the government controls so much more than that in regulations, school monies and the military.  The government was never supposed to have such power and the “Constitutional” experts in DC know it.

Powers (according to the Constitution) of the Federal Government:

* Print money
* Regulate interstate (between states) and international trade
* Make treaties and conduct foreign policy
* Declare war
* Provide an army and navy
* Establish post offices
* Make laws necessary and proper to carry out the these powers

No where does it say provide health care, or levy taxes that came later.

It wasn’t until 1913 that the 16th amendment was passed. (allowing the establishment of a taxing system from the federal government) In the preceding years the government acted on the following:

Article I, Section 2, Clause 3:

Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers…[1]

Article I, Section 8, Clause 1:

The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.

Article I, Section 9, Clause 4:

No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
Before 1913 Tariffs/Custom Duties and Excise Taxes funded the federal government.  It did levy taxes to fund wars but after that the taxes went away.
Here’s an interesting fact:
The Socialist Labor Party advocated a graduated income tax in 1887.[9] The Populist Party “demand[ed] a graduated income tax” in its 1892 platform.[10] The Democratic Party, led by William Jennings Bryan, advocated the income tax law passed in 1894,[11] and proposed an income tax in its 1908 platform.[12] (Remember that Bryan also argued for the prosecution in the Scopes Trial. Was he a real progressive or simply someone who needed to control the thoughts and actions of others. Somewhat akin to progressives today)
So along with slavery, the KKK, and Jim Crow we now have income taxes to thank the Democratic Party for.   Anyone that’s surprised by this is simply NOT paying attention.
What did the Patriots say about the scope of government:
It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense…. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs.”
— Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations [1776]
“The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.” .”
— Noah Webster
“They are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare…. [G]iving a distinct and independent power to do any act they please which may be good for the Union, would render all the preceding and subsequent enumerations of power completely useless. It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please.”
— Thomas Jefferson
How much smarter they were then are we? Without the media, computers, cell phones, fax machines and nuclear bombs, they knew instinctively what was right because they’d fought what was wrong personally. They, as the president has famously said, “had skin in the game”.  Too bad most Americans don’t understand that. Of course having been taught by coaches (because any idiot can teach History) in Social Studies it’s not at all surprising.
It is simply sad.

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It’s is interesting to see how people react to tragedy.  Some people get angry, some sad, some are afraid and some check out.  It says a lot about personal integrity, how someone approaches the unpleasant.  Around the country people are trying to make sense of the unfathomable.

Let’s hope the Boston Marathoner is a “white” American-Salon

Really, we want to hope that?  We want to hope that someone with no axe to grind just went out and set a bomb. We want to hope that a sociopath with delusions of relevancy is running around setting off explosive just to see people panic and die.  So much worse to think that a religious fanatic from groups and countries that have already warned us they will kill us (each and every one- including liberals, gays, democrats plus the other hard working and industrious among us, male, female, young, old makes no difference.

And this nonsense that people are being unfairly targeted.  Tell me when was the last time a Muslim “defender” condemned the actions of their “brothers in arms” or who denounced any action no matter how gruesome?  Someone of real authority or stature among the Muslim cabal. Yeah I didn’t think so.

Contemplating chaos in a nation of `soft targets’ (my way)

Oh please let’s give them a map of the best “soft targets” to use.  The left could get rid of a bunch of political opponents.  Just remember that when most of us die and go to heaven it won’t be to a place of endless torment (for the virgin women) it will be to a place of peace and rest. Like Miami beach without gambling.

Actor blames Boston attack on gun culture: 2nd Amendment must go

Now this is the best of all.  Just last week some kid ran around a college campus slicing and dicing his way into popular cultural mythology.  By the time the left is done with him he’ll be a victim not the criminal. So Jay, people use cars to bomb places…….we should ban cars.  People use knives to hurt people………we should ban knives. Kermit Gosnell delivered live babies and cut their spinal columns with a surgical scalpel ……….we should ban scalpels.  People used their hands to kill others …….we should ban hands, people use their brains to scam others and steal their lives………….we should ban brains. Wait a minute you live in Hollywood or at least work there, no wonder you’re confused and illogical, brains have been outlawed there for years.  Dude go back to whatever else you’ve been doing and let the adults take care of the important things, please.  There will be cookies and milk and nap time soon.

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The internet, bloggers, citizen journalists.  Doing the job that the Lame Steam, Drive by, Professional? Journalists can’t or won’t do.

It’s Come To This At CNN.

Battle rages

Disney allows Chinese censors

Years ago I wrote an obituary for the Journalistic profession.  Sometimes I just hate it when I’m right.  This time while I hate it I must admit I’m pretty full of myself.  It’s hard to be a prophet in ones own country.  Not that I aspire to any religious seeing.  It’s just that some time ago I made what might be considered a snarky comment about the local rag.  Someone who works there took exception to my contention that journalists especially the local ones had long ago given up any pretense of objectivity and were firmly in the tank with progressives, liberals and radicals.

She harangued me, claiming that I slandered all of the people working there and who’d worked there. She then brought out the “I once worked with (my family member ) and always considered them, blah, blah, blah, and blah. I finally apologized for offending her and in reality I was sorry. I was sorry I engaged her in what I hoped would be a reasonable debate.  In the end after name calling and hysterical hyperbole (anyone want to guess on which side that was)  I just wanted her off my page and out of my life.  I  have no time for people so incredibly blind that they can not see what the rest of us see.  The way they report the news, the words they use, the stories they choose to tell convict them every single time they do it.

While the local rag has done three stories on Gosnell, the upshot is that to the “professional journalists” this is a local story for someplace far away.  People here are interested in it but don’t stir up the Anti abortion fanatics again.  After all they’re dangerous, and some of them certainly are.  Some people feel it is better they are in jail the rest of their lives if it saves infants from murder.  I believe that one wrong NEVER makes anything right but the fact that the media refuses to report on this story shows that they have abdicated their responsibility to stand as the nightwatchmen in our culture. They have now become part of the problem and a new entity has emerged. To paraphrase Ben Franklin in 1776,

“We’ve spawned a new professon here. Rougher, simpler; more violent, more enterprising; less refined. We’re a new entity. We are the new media.”

We are here.  Deal with it.

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