The Real Agenda

The Alinsky wing of the leftists have the goal of total disarmament. They have carefully directed the narrative and successfully hardening the schools is antithetical to their aims. If school shootings stop with hardened schools they will push the narrative that schools are now prisons and the students rights are being violated. The children are pawns in the bigger game. The left has demonized a tool that has been part of American culture and uniqueness for hundreds of years. Make no mistake, the left is fascist and truly believe they have the right to direct peoples lives to fit their vision. True fanatics will not be swayed by logic or argument. The propaganda ability of the left is to be admired for the successful use of it to gain so many followers, Hitler would be proud. The loss of some children to the ultimate goal is a small price to pay in their minds.

More lives are lost due to drug abuse, texting while driving and obesity. Where is the outrage? Natural selection is working somewhat despite our best efforts to make the world as safe as possible. Risk is part of evolution.  Adding risk in the guise of making people safer is insanity.  Gun free zones add risk by advertising the vulnerability of the target. We protect airports, politicians and movie stars with armed security and physical barriers to unauthorized entry.  We are not allowed the same measures to protect our kids.  A pragmatic approach was needed in airports and government offices but the same approach is denied our kids.  Humans are unpredictable and dangerous.  Anyone who denies that fact is a moron.

Lives would be saved if the schools would become as secure as any corporate campus. Badges and controlled entry.  Bottleneck the entrance to isolate and minimize the danger provided by free access. Screen all that desire entry. Doors should be alarmed if they open to the outside of the campus allowing these to be used in case of fire or other crisis requiring emergency exit.

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Censorship

Watching Zuckerberg in front of congress has begun an unsettling feeling in my gut. The 1st amendment was designed to protect ALL speech especially objectionable speech. The congresswimps and Zuck are falling all over themselves agreeing that any speech that could upset anyone is a target for banning. Hate speech, bullying and every other leftist trigger. They are going down the censorship road without a whimper. Any time an illegal act is posted it gives law enforcement a clue and a heads up rather than drive these knuckleheads underground. If speech offends you either move on or blast the speaker with your displeasure. This is a slippery slope to totalitarianism. NO Speech should be banned. Even offensive speech may spark a solution as people are actually discussing the issue rather than pretend it does not exist. If you are so weak minded that a Russian ad could throw an election, you need to give up your voter registration as you are NOT informed. Please pay attention. Some of the recent bans that FB has put in place such as Diamond and Silk is a warning to us all.

We are adults and do not need to be treated like helpless children with no minds of our own.

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The 2nd Amendment

 

“Regarding the governments ability to impose “Reasonable Restraint” which has now become the mantra of our government. Supporters of the Amendment claim they have a constitutional or Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Opponents counter that even if that were the case, the federal government was granted the general power to place restraints on the right. Both of these assertions are based on a misconception concerning the intent of the document known as the Bill of Rights.

When the Bill of Rights was submitted to the individual States for ratification, it was prefaced with a preamble. As stated in the preamble, the purpose of the Amendments was to prevent the federal government from “misconstruing or abusing its powers.” To accomplish this, “further declaratory and restrictive clauses” were being recommended.

The Amendments, when adopted, did not create any so-called constitutional rights or grant the federal government any power over individual rights; they placed additional restraints and qualifications on the powers of the federal government concerning the rights enumerated in the Amendments.

If the Second Amendment is read through the preamble, we find it was incorporated into the Bill of Rights as a “declaratory and restrictive clause” to prevent the federal government from “misconstruing or abusing its power” to infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms.

Another way to understand the original intent of the Second Amendment is re-write it through the preamble:

“Because a well-regulated Militia is necessary to the security of a free State, the federal government is expressly denied the power to infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear Arms.”

The preamble and original intent of the Amendments has been suppressed by the institutions of government because it would expose their usurpation of power and perversion of Amendments contained in the Bill of Rights.

By advancing the myth that the Amendments grant the American people their individual rights, the federal government has been able to convert enumerated restraints and qualifications on its power into legislative, executive, judicial and administrative power over individual rights.

The federal government claims it was granted the constitutional authority to determine the extent of the individual rights enumerated in the Amendments and/or impose “reasonable restraints” on those rights. This assertion is absurd.

The federal government does not have the constitutional authority to ignore, circumvent, modify, negate or remove constitutional restraints placed on its power by the Amendments or convert them into a power over the individual right enumerated in the particular restraint.

A denial of power or an enumerated restraint on the exercise of power is not subject to interpretation or modification by the entity the restraint is being imposed upon. The restraints imposed by the Amendments, which were adopted 4 years after the Constitution was ratified, override the legislative, executive, judicial or administrative powers of the federal government. If this were not the case, then the restraints would be meaningless because the federal government could simply circumvent, modify or remove them.

Why would the States have requested and adopted enumerated restraints on federal power, subsequent to their ratification of the Constitution, if the federal government possessed the authority to nullify them?

When the federal government infringes on one of the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights it is not violating anyone’s constitutional rights; it is violating the additional restraint or qualification placed on its power by the particular Amendment where the right is enumerated.

The distinction between rights and restraints is critical. [The right is not given by the Federal Government. Our rights are given by God and are inalienable. Therefore, they can’t be limited or taken away.]

As stated in the Declaration of Independence, the American people have unalienable rights that come from a higher source than government or a written document.

By acknowledging that people have natural rights, which are bestowed by a creator, the Founders laid the foundation for the principle that government does not have the lawful authority to take away or infringe on those rights.

This principle was incorporated into the preamble and structure of the Amendments to secure individual rights from government encroachment; that is why they were designed and imposed as restraints on the exercise of power.

If the individual rights of the people had been created by the Constitution or an amendment to the document, then they would cease to be unalienable because the right would depend on the existence of a document. If the document or a provision of the document disappeared, so would the right.

The belief that individual rights were created by a written document has opened the door for the federal government to claim the power to define the extent of any right enumerated in an Amendment. This has transformed constitutional restraints placed on federal power into subjective determinations of individual rights by the institutions of government.

By failing to understand the difference between amendments that create rights and amendments that impose restraints on government, the American people are watching their individual rights vanish as they are reduced to the status of privileges bestowed by government because the constitutional restraints placed on federal power are being replaced by government decree.

Opponents of the Second Amendment always try to diminish the right enumerated in the Amendment by asserting that rights are not absolute. This is just another straw man argument because the Amendment is about imposing a restraint of the powers of the federal government concerning a right: not granting a right or defining the extent of a right. In addition, a review of the Second Amendment shows that the restraint imposed by the Amendment does not contain any exceptions.”

~unknown author~

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The Assault

Frog

The freedom of our nation is under attack. The duly elected president has inherited a mess and the mess makers want to stop him from fixing it. We all wanted a non-politician and by God, that’s what we got. That he is a smart man there is no doubt. That he means to keep his word? Ditto. Is he having fun tweaking the liberal sheep? I certainly think so.  Does he need to do this?  Not hardly. So why all the leftist hate?

Let me break it down for you;

  1. There has been a ruling elite for many years.  Those that consider themselves above us and our laws. They manage to become multi-millionaires on a modest salary. That alone should give us pause. They threaten people with bureaucratic hell if they even think you disagree with them or fight them on anything.  They use their power for their own benefit, not ours. Who in their right mind would do this job unless it was a huge payoff. And the bonus, they get to do social experiments on a bunch of witless fools, us.
  2. There IS corruption in government.  Anyone who can’t see that is blind or willfully ignorant.  Humans are driven to take the easiest route to their own comfort, security and legacy. Power is a driving force in our society and politicians and leaders have the mindset that their way is the only way to achieve that on a personal level. They also justify their positions as a benefit to the general welfare and good. This is actually sociopathic behavior.  What is good for them is all that really matters. Altruism is a rare trait in humans. Altruism often has an underlying benefit to the altruist as they are loved and respected and become secure in their positions because they do good things.
  3. We culture alliances and friendships. This allows us to accomplish more than an individual. Whether in marriage, business or politics, it is easier to get things done if you have the backing of many others who are like thinkers. If you can convince people to follow a policy blindly because they believe in a personal benefit, that is the road to real power. Why are we constantly attempting to revise human nature? Is it because of a desire to improve ourselves or is it being shaped by the clever manipulators of our society. We are a species that seems to revel in self delusion, denial and fantasy theories of how the world really is. A person who has never been challenged will firmly believe that when you are really tested, you will come out with a good result and display all the courage and fortitude that you honestly believe is in you. This is true in some cases but not the majority. We have taken out of society the need to prove ourselves and our accomplishments. You can sit in front of a keyboard and anonymously spout whatever you wish as if it was gospel with little fear of a direct physical confrontation. When challenged too hard, you can run away or refuse to respond. There is no penalty to destructive thoughts and lies.  Just throw something out there and see what happens. Is this evolution of our species? Perhaps.  Everything that a species does is an experiment in survival. My view is we are getting ready for an adjustment.
  4. The adjustment; an interesting thought. We have advance technologically to the point where everything is taken for granted.  The way we got there is seldom thought about, it just is the way it is. If a disaster to the power grid would happen we would be eating each other inside of a week.  There are very few people under 40 that can build anything, grow anything or even fix something simple. The focus has been on gaining wealth through the manipulation of resources produced by others. This relies on power to run the computers, phones and industry that is becoming automated more and more. Our ability to respond to disasters is constantly being challenged and it needs improvement.  The interesting thing about this issue is the roundabout way it is used to push other agendas. Global warming for instance. Those interested in this issue above all others would expend all the resources in a theoristic attempt to prevent these 100 years from now rather than use the resources to mitigate existing damage caused by these disasters and bring relief. The storms and disasters have always happened and they are actually decreasing in frequency but they hold attention when they are occurring. I believe we are headed for a big crisis, whether an EMP, terrorist nuke or biological attack soon. We are not prepared and it will not be pretty.
  5. Trump realizes that sometimes fixing things is painful all around.  The leftist arguments I have been hearing are absurd.  Shaking up the status quo is a good thing even if the leftists and globalists wet themselves.

If a politician increases his net worth while in office without a really good reason that is legal, they need to be marched to the nearest tree and hung until dead.

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A Suggestion for health care

A suggestion for the health care debacle. Insurance is for protection against a bad thing happening. It spreads the cost amongst many to offset an expensive uncommon occurrence.  Pre-condition coverage is like buying insurance to cover an accident you already had in your car.
 
My suggestion is this, and its not a perfect solution but is more fair, everyone that has a pre-condition should be on a Medicare like program for that condition. That takes the expense out of the private insurance pool and would lower costs for those that work to stay healthy or were lucky enough to be naturally healthy.
 
Program and Medicare fraud should be closely monitored and not run like the VA disaster. Privatize it and incentivize it to provide good care without the pitfalls and corruption that plagued the VA system. Government does not run things well or efficiently so this would be a challenge but may stop the objections and abuse of insurance and emergency rooms.
 
The real way to change health insurance is get rid of fraud and do tort reform. If you bring about a fraudulent claim, the loser pays all costs and legal fees. Real malpractice should be heavily punished but this has become an industry for the lawyers. All of this drives up costs and doctors are forced to do endless tests to ensure they did due diligence rather than be doctors. Costs can come down but needs the will to succeed at it.  The fraudsters will not want the system to change because they are adept at milking that cow.
 
Please comment if you have ideas in this regard. The above would be like single payer for the people that genuinely cannot get coverage but as a society we should help those and not burden society with the system as it stands which is inefficient and corrupt. And its not just the system, the recipients are also to blame in many cases for the abuse and fraud.
It is not the governments job to provide these services but they are needed.  If there was a financial incentive for private industry to provide this type of service, it would not be an issue.  But since it is a money loser, government will need to be involved or there will be no service and then people will truly suffer. People also need to take responsibility for their own health where possible and elective procedures should be under private insurance.
More at a later date as I am still thinking this through.
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