Nobody Remembers Thanks to an Email
I got this last week (thanks to ‘g’ man.) —John Quincy Adams, gave a very important history lesson in American government and what THEY meant by it, back in the day our government was created.
Everybody should give it a read, least we forget.
In fact, send it to Nancy Pelosi, since she is having trouble remembering even whose President.
Enjoy the mind of the man who had the highest IQ of any President then or now. (Wait…what’s Trump’s? )
John Adams’ son, John Quincy, was 9 when the Declaration of Independence was written, 20 when the Constitution was framed, and from his teen years, served in various capacities in both the Legislative and Executive branches of the government, including as President. His words on this subject should be instructive on the subject at hand.
In 1839, JQA was invited by the New York Historical Society to deliver the “Jubilee” Address honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Inauguration of George Washington. He delivered that lengthy discourse which should be read by all who love liberty, for it traced the history of the development of the ideas underlying and the actions leading to the establishment of the Constitution which structured the United States government. His 50th-year summation seems to be a better source for understanding the kind of government the Founders formed than those of recent historians and politicians. He addresses the ideas of “democracy” and “republic” throughout, but here are some of his concluding remarks:
“Every change of a President of the United States, has exhibited some variety of policy from that of his predecessor. In more than one case, the change has extended to political and even to moral principle; but the policy of the country has been fashioned far more by the influences of public opinion, and the prevailing humors in the two Houses of Congress, than by the judgment, the will, or the principles of the President of the United States. The President himself is no more than a representative of public opinion at the time of his election; and as public opinion is subject to great and frequent fluctuations, he must accommodate his policy to them; or the people will speedily give him a successor; or either House of Congress will effectually control his power. It is thus, and in no other sense that the Constitution of the United States is democratic – for the government of our country, instead of a Democracy the most simple, is the most complicated government on the face of the globe. From the immense extent of our territory, the difference of manners, habits, opinions, and above all, the clashing interests of the North, South, East, and West, public opinion formed by the combination of numerous aggregates, becomes itself a problem of compound arithmetic, which nothing but the result of the popular elections can solve.
“It has been my purpose, Fellow-Citizens, in this discourse to show:-
“1. That this Union was formed by a spontaneous movement of the people of thirteen English Colonies; all subjects of the King of Great Britain – bound to him in allegiance, and to the British empire as their country. That the first object of this Union, was united resistance against oppression, and to obtain from the government of their country redress of their wrongs.
“2. That failing in this object, their petitions having been spurned, and the oppressions of which they complained, aggravated beyond endurance, their Delegates in Congress, in their name and by their authority, issued the Declaration of Independence – proclaiming them to the world as one people, absolving them from their ties and oaths of allegiance to their king and country – renouncing that country; declared the UNITED Colonies, Independent States, and announcing that this ONE PEOPLE of thirteen united independent states, by that act, assumed among the powers of the earth, that separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitled them.
“3. That in justification of themselves for this act of transcendent power, they proclaimed the principles upon which they held all lawful government upon earth to be founded – which principles were, the natural, unalienable, imprescriptible rights of man, specifying among them, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – that the institution of government is to secure to men in society the possession of those rights: that the institution, dissolution, and reinstitution of government, belong exclusively to THE PEOPLE under a moral responsibility to the Supreme Ruler of the universe; and that all the just powers of government are derived from the consent of the governed.
“4. That under this proclamation of principles, the dissolution of allegiance to the British king, and the compatriot connection with the people of the British empire, were accomplished; and the one people of the United States of America, became one separate sovereign independent power, assuming an equal station among the nations of the earth.
“5. That this one people did not immediately institute a government for themselves. But instead of it, their delegates in Congress, by authority from their separate state legislatures, without voice or consultation of the people, instituted a mere confederacy.
“6. That this confederacy totally departed from the principles of the Declaration of independence, and substituted instead of the constituent power of the people, an assumed sovereignty of each separate state, as the source of all its authority.
“7. That as a primitive source of power, this separate state sovereignty, was not only a departure from the principles of the Declaration of Independence, but directly contrary to, and utterly incompatible with them.
“8. That the tree was made known by its fruits. That after five years wasted in its preparation, the confederation dragged out a miserable existence of eight years more, and expired like a candle in the socket, having brought the union itself to the verge of dissolution.
“9. That the Constitution of the United States was a return to the principles of the Declaration of independence, and the exclusive constituent power of the people. That it was the work of the ONE PEOPLE of the United States; and that those United States, though doubled in numbers, still constitute as a nation, but ONE PEOPLE.
“10. That this Constitution, making due allowance for the imperfections and errors incident to all human affairs, has under all the vicissitudes and changes of war and peace, been administered upon those same principles, during a career of fifty years.
“11. That its fruits have been, still making allowance for human imperfection, a more perfect union, established justice, domestic tranquility, provision for the common defense, promotion of the general welfare, and the enjoyment of the blessings of liberty by the constituent people, and their posterity to the present day.
“And now the future is all before us, and Providence our guide.”
In an earlier paragraph, he had stated:
“But this institution was republican, and even democratic. And here not to be misunderstood, I mean by democratic, a government, the administration of which must always be rendered comfortable to that predominating public opinion . . . and by republican I mean a government reposing, not upon the virtues or the powers of any one man – not upon that honor, which Montesquieu lays down as the fundamental principle of monarchy – far less upon that fear which he pronounces the basis of despotism; but upon that virtue which he, a noble of aristocratic peerage, and the subject of an absolute monarch, boldly proclaims as a fundamental principle of republican government. The Constitution of the United States was republican and democratic – but the experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived; and it was obvious that if virtue – the virtue of the people, was the foundation of republican government, the stability and duration of the government must depend upon the stability and duration of the virtue by which it is sustained.”
Nobody Gets Email
I got this email and it just couldn’t wait two more days. I got to thinking: I’ve never heard ONE person in Congress, or running for Congress…EVER mention the perks they will get when they get elected.
There some stuff left OUT of this, like the perks X Presidents get after leaving office.
It now cost millions to run for Congress, and billions to run for President, pretty much putting most of the country out of the race. And yet…these men and women are more than willing to spent those millions and billions…
They’re not stupid: We are. It’s the other perks we don’t know about that upsets me.
Pass this around: (Thanks to madmemere)
Hope you will read, heed and forward.. This will only take 1 minute to read !
28th Amendment, 35 States and Counting are in favor!
It will take you less than a minute to read this. If you agree, please pass it on. It’s an idea whose time has come to deal with this self serving situation:
Children of Congress members do not have to pay back their college student loans.
Staffers of Congress family members are also exempt from having to payback student loans.
Members of Congress can retire at full pay after only one term.
Members of Congress have exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, under which ordinary citizens must live.
For example, they are exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment.
And as the latest example, they have exempted themselves from Healthcare Reform, in all of its aspects.
We must not tolerate an elite class of such people, elected as public servants and then putting themselves above the law. I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent, or whatever. The self-serving must stop. Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon their states. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention. IF???
Each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days most people in The United States of America will have the message.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:
“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the Citizens of the United States …”
Here’s the good news: Besides all the bluster and kidding around Obama has been doing this last week about his upcoming impeachment–joking about how much money the democrats are raising from the mere thought of it–he must be worried.
The state propaganda machine on the Sunday talk shows yesterday were in full attack. They went above and beyond the usual liberal talking points. Liberals were full on in protection mode: And what a better way to do that then to dig up, good old Richard Nixon.
There’s always Richard Nixon. Good old Richard Nixon.
George Stephanopoulos gave a good half hour to the subject of that evil man.
Yes, breaking into the Watergate Hotel was a bigger crime than faking your birth certificate, pushing an unconstitutional health care system on with death panels which will kill millions, selling guns to Mexico, arranging trains to bring up illegal immigrants to Texas to flood our country, damaging our economy so badly half the country goes on food stamps, destroys our military, our cities, our hopes, our dreams, and that’s only a smidgen of his crimes.
Richard Nixon looks like Cookie Monster next to Obama. But, Nixon wasn’t the only one who wanted to know what his enemies were doing: The Clinton’s ordered the FBI to send over confidential files on all the Republicans. After the story broke, the files were returned.
The democrats learned a lesson from Nixon. Don’t make tape recording, shred all evidence, and lie, lie, lie, because they ARE above the law. Why, just because the IRS top official visited the White House more than any other person.. sometimes even twice a day, and three times on Sunday…means nothing!
You have to say one thing: the democrats learned a lot from Capone.
But–what happened in that video? Dianne Feinstein is one of the Senate’s most powerful democrats, and Obama spied on her!
Nobody Thinks her anger is the essence of hypocrisy. This video is almost funny–Diane Feinstein is FURIOUS that Obama used the CIA to spy on her.
Ha ha ha!—ha, ha, ha…ha…
And that’s what I want to complain about: Nowhere have I seen reported, (okay, maybe I missed it) on any major cable network the true problem with Diane complaining about her Constitutional rights. What about OUR Constitutional rights? Where has she been on those? (Remember her stance on gun control?)
Obama isn’t paying her, WE are!
In fact, the oligarchy of Olympus elites step on our Constitutional rights at every chance: And only a handful of Congressmen have come to our defense. Only a handful! The other 535 don’t have to abide by any of our laws, except one that Diane Feinstein forgot, when she criticized the way Obama was handling the border crisis.
Uh-oh. No cookie. Do NOT piss off the President—especially if you are in his own party.
Did she get an apology?
“It is hard to imagine a greater threat to the Constitution’s system of checks and balances than having the CIA spy on the computers used by the very Senate staff carrying out the Senate’s constitutional duty of oversight over the executive branch. It was made worse by CIA Director John Brennan’s misleading the American people in denying any wrongdoing. These latest developments are only the most recent manifestations of a CIA that seems to believe that it is above and beyond the law. An uncontrolled – and seemingly uncontrollable – CIA threatens the very foundations of our Constitution.”
Nancy got a “Oh, it was just an error’ smirk from CIA director Brennan, who has the full confidence of ‘President’ Obama.
Frankly, I think she owes the American people an apology for only thinking of her self. She should have included all Americans in that speech.
How typical…how inequitable, how inexplicable, how…..much fun was it to watch Diane Feinstein scream about something that is happening to us all?
So MUCH fun, I’m going to watch it again!
This week, we have the Cop VS Obama.
First up: Your friendly police.
We’ve all see this….cops speeding, talking on cell phones, going through stop signs, getting free doughnuts, and one of MY personal pet peeves: They are on their computer looking at god knows what. (Yes, now almost all of them have big screens right next to the driver’s seat) while going down the highway.
If a cell phone is dangerous, then what the heck are they doing searching FACEBOOK at 70 mph? Whose bright idea was it to put a computer next to the driver’s seat?
In this video, a trucker who drives for a living, pulled over a cop for speeding and talking on his cell phone. At first the cop attacks him, and lies. But then, he’s all but admitting he was wrong.
Yes, he was breaking the law, and actually admitted it, to his credit, although, his honesty made him famous, which means somewhere tonight is a really pissed off cop. Many think he changed his attitude because he was on video, but being on video has never made Obama admit he’s wrong.
(Nobody Thinks it was the ghost of Guy Fawkes that got to him.)
Compare THAT to “Presidente Obama.” Who breaks the law every single day, and never, ever, ever, ever admits that he is just making laws up as he goes along.
Despite the “Congress does nothing” BS, the truth is, Obama won’t let them do anything. Harry Reid blocks everything that comes to the floor.
Compromise is not in Obama’s vocabulary. No, with Obama it’s “So let it be written, so let it be DONE!”
(We all know how THAT worked out for Yul Brynner don’t we?)
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week?
King Barack Hussein Obama Tut. He breaks every Constitutional law on the books, and just Keeps on Truckin!
(Sorry…it was just too much to resist)
There isn’t much that Dick Cheney can say that doesn’t sound intelligent…same goes for his wife Lynne. I was listening to this couple this morning while putting on mascara, and not thinking much of it…until they came to this one part.
I almost poked my eye out when I heard Dick Cheney declare, that to him the most important thing going on was the “War Powers Act.” The question starts around 8.15…and it floored me.
What Dick said, and his wife was quick to agree, was that James Madison had done a great thing, by changing the draft of the Constitution from giving the Congress the right the “make” war to “declare” war, thereby putting the whole job of being able to decide on all war (and make war) into the hands of the executive.
Huh? Oh, how clever. Write a book and say James Madison said it. OR…It depends on what the word “is” is.
Dick goes on to basically say that the power to go to war, remains the sole power of the President The Congress should never be allowed to mess with it. Lynne then goes on to say how Congress messes everything up. Not good to put that power in the hands of Congress.
Remember…CONGRESS is the people. They are supposed to represent us. Take away the Congress check, and you have a dictator.
And when does Congress EVER check the President? When was the last time?
(Read the last time here..)
All anyone who has read the papers of the founders know that the last thing they wanted was a King. Just because they made the President “Commander-in-Chief did not mean that he could start wars all by himself, no….it meant that he would be head commander of all forces. A Commander leads, he does not ‘declare’.
As a presidential candidate in 2007, Obama agreed: “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
It’s evident that this out of nowhere “War Powers Act” , I.e., the power for the President to not have to go through Congress to take us to war, is something that Dick Cheney is very concerned about…and to me, it was like a lighting bolt of concern.
Are the elites planning another war and they do not want the Congress to interfere? Is this all about putting ALL power to the executive? Is this Clinton’s ‘third’ way?
One man rule?
Throughout our history, neither presidents nor Congresses have acted under the belief that the Constitution requires a declaration of war before the U.S. can conduct military hostilities abroad.
We have used force abroad more than 100 times but declared war in only five cases: the War of 1812, the Mexican-American and Spanish-American Wars, and World Wars I and II.
So…hey! No politician pays attention to the Constitution anymore
Lynne Cheney brought it to everyone’s attention that the recent Monica Lewinsky Vanity Fair article was all bout the Clinton’s being political savvy and getting that mess out-of-the-way earlier.
She was right.
But…Dick and Lynne Cheney are old political pros too. Releasing a book on James Madison, in which it can be reported that Madison declared that the President should have all-encompassing power and can do whatever he wants…is why we have a President now that is destroying the country.
According to David McCullough, a man who has written more books on Presidents than Lynne, our Constitution’s framework was based on the lst Constitution in the United States for the state of Massachusetts, and that Constitution was written by John Adams. Everyone in the Congress had read John’s essays on the Constitution. and its defense since he sent copies to everyone in Congress..including James Madison.
James Madison refined it, with the help of his friends.
Tonight I saw the sweetest picture of President George W. Bush, running around the White House with his beloved Miss Beasley who just died.
Love the dog…but remember…this is pure political propaganda MEANT to tug at your heart…and get your trust for government. Forget the vets who died. Forget the nation…these leaders are good. They have DOGS! Just like YOU!
Don’t fall for it. And don’t fall for the BS that James Madison wanted the President to have all that power.
Nobody Remembers the NEWSTATES Constitution of America (You didn’t know they wrote a new one, did you?)
THE NEWSTATES CONSTITUTION—Part One
VERY few people know that our government, over a ten-year period, paid the Center for Democratic Studies in Santa Barbara, California, a total of $25 million dollars to write a model for a new Constitution. It was kept top-secret. One man got a hold of a copy…
I’ve taken parts from it that I thought were…interesting. I also put in some of my Nobody comments–and because it’s so long, I’ll post the other parts next Friday, in Part II. And…this is NOT a joke. They really do want desperately to completely destroy our Constitution.
This was a proposed Constitution Model for the NewStates of America—or the continuation of liberal hopes and dreams:
Section 8: There shall be a responsibility to avoid violence and to keep the peace: for this reason the bearing of arms or the possession of lethal weapons shall be confined to the police, members of the armed forces and those licensed under law.
Nobody Says: Wow…they got to that wish right away didn’t they?
Section 9: Each shall assist in preserving the endowments of nature and enlarging the inheritance of future generations.
Nobody Says: We will be forbidden to go to any parks, moved into cities, and…what? “Enlarging the inheritance of future generations” could be they can confiscate just about anything for future generations.
Article II: The Newstates (contains 15 sections)
Section 1. There shall be Newstates, each comprising no less than 5 percent of the whole population. Existing states may continue and may have the status of Newstates if the Boundary Commission, hereinafter provided, shall so decide. The Commission shall be guided in its recommendations by the probability of accommodation to the conditions for effective government. States electing by referendum to continue if the Commission recommend otherwise shall nevertheless accept all Newstate obligations.
Nobody Says: Translation: States lose ALL power.
Section 5. The electoral apparatus of the Newstates of America shall be available to them, and they may be allotted funds under rules agreed to by the national Overseer: But expenditures may not be made by or for any candidate except they be approved by the Overseer: and requirements of residence in a voting district shall be no longer than thirty days.
Nobody Says: So ONE guy determines who get money for campaigning. Oh…the dreams gets BIGGER!
Section 9: Taxes on land may be at higher rates than those on its improvements.
Nobody Says: So if you build a pool, that will just add more to your property tax. Great idea!
Section 13: Newstates may not enter into any treaty, alliance, confederation, or agreement unless approved by the Boundary Commission hereinafter provided. They may not coin money, provide for the payment of debts in any but legal tender, or make any change for inter-Newstate services. They many not enact ex post facto laws or ones impairing the obligation of contracts.
Nobody Says: What a great way to take away all states rights! Brilliant!
Article III: The Electoral Branch (contains 11 sections)
Section 2. An Overseer of electoral procedures shall be chosen by majority of the Senate and may be removed by a two thirds vote. It shall be the Overseer’s duty to supervise the organization of national and district parties, arrange for discussion among them, and provide for the nomination and election of candidates for public office. While in office the Overseer shall belong to no political organization and after each presidential election shall offer to resign.
Nobody Says: Right. Whoever runs the Senate, gets to pick the Overseer (who, cough, cough) will always organize the electoral process in a fair Harry Reid way.
a. Provide the means for discussion, in each party , of public issues, and for the purpose, ensure the members have adequate facilities for participation.
Nobody Says: If Harry is Overseer, the Republicans will be allowed to discuss how racist they are, and be allowed to talk about this issue in East St. Louis.
b. Arranger of discussion, in annual district meetings, of the President’s views, of the findings of the Planning Branch, and such other information as may be pertinent of the enlightened political discussion.
Nobody Says: So the Overseer is more important than the VPs. Interesting. He will make SURE everyone discusses the President’s view. Another liberal dream.
Suction 7a. Arrange for the election each three years of three members of the House of Representatives in each district from among the candidates chosen in party conventions, the three having the most voter to be elected.
Nobody Says: Gee, don’t let the people’s representative stay around too long!
Section 10: All costs of electoral procedures shall be paid from public funds, and there shall be no private contributions to parties or candidate: no contributions or expenditures for meetings, expenditures unless authorized by a uniform rule of the Overseer: And persons or groups make expenditures, directly or indirectly, in support of prospective candidates shall report to the Overseer and shall conform to his regulations.
Nobody Says: ALL money for candidates comes from the Overseer. Is it any wonder this Constitution was not popular with politicians? I love democrats. They solve the problem of big money buying candidates, and solve it with another more draconian idea: Let one guy dole out the money. They can only dream.
Article IV: The Planning Branch (contains 14 sections)
Section 2. There shall be a National Planning Board of fifteen members appointed by the President: the first members shall have terms designated by the President of one to fifteen years thereafter one shall be appointed each year: The President shall appoint a Chairman who shall serve fifteen years unless removed by him.
Nobody Says: Understand…a panel controls every single thing in your life….what’s that sound like? Oh yeah! Obamacare has a planning board. Appointed by the President! I guess the President gets to plan everything. I’m glad our founders are not channeling this.
Section 5. The purpose shall be to advance, through every agency of government, the excellence of national life. It shall be the further purpose to anticipate innovations, to estimate their impact, to assimilate them into existing institutions, and to moderate deleterious effects on the environment and on society.
Nobody Says: Oh NOW we are getting down to just plain totalitarianism. They will force you to worship government, control all businesses, and if you are an inventor, your invention will belong to the government.
As to “moderate” effects on the environment? Do you get the picture of what Global warming is all about now?
Section 9: There shall be submissions from private individuals or from organized associations affected with a public interest, as defined by the Board. They shall report intentions to expand or contract, estimates of production and demand, probable uses or resources, numbers expected to be employed, and other essential information.
Nobody Says: Translation: Only through the government will you be allowed to do business. They will monitor and give you permission at every step.
Section 1. The President of Newstates shall be the head of government, shaper of its commitments, expositor of its policies, and supreme commander of its protective forces: shall have one term of nine years, unless rejected by 60 percent of the electorate after three years: shall take care that the nations resources are estimated and are apportioned to its more exigent needs: shall recommend such plans, legislation, and action as may be necessary: and shall address the legislators each year on the state of the nation, calling upon them to do their part for the general good.
Nobody Says: Hey! Except for the one extra year, Obama has GOT this down! So, a guy only has to be good for three years. Got it.
Section 2: There shall be two Vice President elected with the President. At the time of taking office the President shall designate one Vice President to supervise internal affairs and one to be deputy for general affairs. If the presidency fall vacant through the disability of both Vice Presidents The Senate shall elect successors from among its members to serve until the net general election.
Nobody Says: The Senate has all powers. But 2 Joe’s? How many more Air Force Ones would have to be built for that?
Section 3: The Chancellor of Financial Affairs shall supervise the nations’ financial and monetary systems, regulating its capital markets and credit issuing institutions as they may be established by law, and this shall include lending institutions for operation in other nations or in cooperation with them, except that treaties may determine their purposes and standards.
Nobody Says: I guess the Secretary of the Treasury sounded too old fashion. Chancellor sound like a university president. It’s all in the word.
Section 11: All officers, except those of other branches, shall be appointed and may be removed by the President. A majority of the Senate may object to appointments within sixty days, and alternative candidates shall be offered until it agrees.
Section 12. The President shall notify the Planning Board and the House of Representatives on the fourth Tuesday in June, what the maximum allowable expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year shall be.
Nobody Says: So by this, Obama would stand up, look at the Congress and say, “Our maximum allowable expenditures for the Republicans will be: $2 billion. For the democrats and my projects: $87 trillions. God Bless America!”
Section 13 There shall be a Public Custodian, appointed by the President and removable by him, who shall have charge of properties belonging to the government, but no allocated to specific agencies who shall administer common public services,. shall have charge of building construction and rentals and shall have such other duties as may be designated by the President or the designated Vice Presidents.
Nobody Says: Oh good god, what won’t they want to ‘administer’?
Section 14: There shall be an intendant responsible to the President who shall supervise offices for Intelligence and Investigation, also an Office of Emergency organization with the duty of provided plans and procedures for such contingencies as can be anticipated.
The Intendant shall also charter nonprofit corporation or foundations , unless the President shall object, determined by him to be for useful public purposes. Such corporation shall be exempt for taxation but shall conduct no profit-making enterprises.
Nobody Says: Homeland Security got replaced with Office of Emergency Organization, FBI is no longer, CIA, nope,–but Clinton’s foundation can be put to good use all over the world, and they won’t have to pay taxes!
Okay, enough. I’m giving you a small taste of next week, and this is my favorite part. These dwebs actually put this into their constitution…at the end.
“When this constitution has been implemented the President may delete by proclamation appropriate parts of this article. “
You have to wonder: Why even have one?
First: You could maybe see this happening in New York–but California, a state that wasn’t even in the Civil War, decided to ban the Confederate flag. The American flag is actually MORE offensive there…but one flag at a time I suppose.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state government departments will be prohibited from selling or displaying items with an image of the Confederate flag under a bill that passed the Assembly on Monday.
AB2444 by Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, is headed to the Senate after passing on a 72-1 vote. Hall introduced the bill after his mother saw replica Confederate money being sold at the state Capitol gift shop.
Well, if your mother is offended, that calls for a bill. Hey–campaign donations are considered free speech in this country, why not flags?
California didn’t leave it to just one flag, in an American high school in Morgan Hill, if you wave the American flag on Cinco de Mayo, you are a racist.
It happened Monday in California to a small group of protesters who waved U.S. flags in front of a school where officials had banned the practice to avoid violence threatened by Hispanic students celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
The controversy developed in 2010, when school officials ordered students not to wear U.S. flag-themed shirts on the Mexican holiday. The ban has been upheld by a federal appeals court.
The controversy brought a small group of protesters out Monday, and the community reacted immediately. “What’s wrong with these white people holding up American flags in Morgan hill??? Racist a–holes,” wrote Gia Lee in a feed monitored by Twitchy.
And the banning continued as we go to Florida:
Officials at Broward County Public Schools banned a fifth grader from reading the Bible during “free reading” time, according to lawyers from the Liberty Institute who are threatening to sue the school for violating the First Amendment.
Giovanni Rubeo is a fifth-grade student at the school, who had been given a Bible at church as a Christmas gift. It’s his favorite book, so he decided he’d like to read it during the time in class where students are allowed to read anything they choose.
So, what if you wanted to read Mein Kampf? Or the Koran? As we all know, the Bible is a dangerous book, and I suggest that student get the latest copy of “It takes a Village” or Playboy, Dreams of my Kenyan Father, or Bill Clinton’s “My Life.” (That’s a real thriller)
In North Carolina, students are being banned for mentioning “god” in their speeches at graduation:
A professor at a public university in North Carolina forbade his students from thanking God in personal statements that will be delivered during their departmental graduation ceremony on Friday.
In an email obtained by Campus Reform, Assistant Professor Eli Hvastkovs, who teaches chemistry at East Carolina University (ECU), instructed his students to prepare a “family friendly” 35 word personal statement that mentions future plans or “thanks someone.” The students, however, were explicitly forbidden from thanking God.
“You can’t thank God. I’m sorry about this – and I don’t want to have to outline the reasons why.” – Professor Eli Hvastkovs
No, he can’t give the reasons why, because he’s a communist. I wouldn’t admit that either. (Do you get the feeling the teachers are getting jealous of God?)
Actually, this last thing is good news: EVERYBODY knows you don’t tell kids that they can’t do something…it just makes them want to do it even more. By banning “god” the elites are going to drive millions of teenagers to him
Therefore, this “banning god” thing in school….might produce the opposite effect.
(Let’s not tell them.)
And last but not least, many liberals are trying to ban “praying” in the city council meetings in America. But ONE guy on the Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy, ruled in favor of our American history, and the first amendment..
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the Week?
The four Supreme Justices who voted against allowing prayer.
Sonia Sotomayer, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader (I’ll just take a little nap) Ginsburg, and Stephen G. Breyer.
And frankly, for the Supreme Court to have to even give us permission to pray before a council meeting, shows you how far we have come….in losing our freedoms.
Nobody Knows why John Kerry was not fired when he was caught saying extremely hateful things about Israel on Holocaust Day. After all, they have banned Donald Sterling from the NBA, and fined him $2.5 million dollars, and all he said was that he didn’t want his girlfriend taking pictures of herself with black guys. Tasteless–but mostly damaging himself as being arrogantly superior to blacks. An attitude that many arrogant blacks have about whites.
On the other hand, John Kerry was suppose to be negotiating a peace between two countries. Shouldn’t he get the same treatment, since his hateful speech crime is much worse? Kerry should lose his job and be fined. I think he should pay at least $3 million for damages to Israel. It’s only fair. (That was meant to sound sarcastic, but it didn’t. Add your best sarcastic voice to it. )
And speaking of damages…
Nobody knows how much damage was done this weekend with all the devastation of tornadoes that have made paths through Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The loss of 35 people is tragic, and Nobody Knows if tornadoes are getting help from these babies…
And speaking of devastating acts of man-made destruction…..
Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham was charged Monday with using both personal and state-owned computers to trade hundreds of images and videos depicting child pornography and engage in graphic online chats in which he allegedly bragged about sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl. “12 is about as old as i can handle,” Farnham allegedly said in one online chat in November, according to the charges. “i love them at 6 7 8”
Farnham – twice co-sponsored bills in the House that toughened penalties for child pornography.
Yes, saying you are against the crime that you are committing is in the Democratic playbook rules.
All 12- year-olds in Illinois can now let out a sigh of relief..
Too bad Barney Frank’s porn wasn’t discovered—-we might have saved ourselves from Fanny and Freddie Mac.
And speaking of saving…
Nobody Knows if Lois Lerner’s Lawyer is going to be allowed to represent her in front of Congress, because her lawyer said this:
Ms. Lerner’s lawyer, William Taylor III, said on Monday in a letter to GOP leaders that holding Ms. Lerner in contempt of Congress “would not only be unfair and, indeed, un-American, it would be flatly inconsistent with the Fifth Amendment as interpreted by the Supreme Court.”
But— Lois Lerner pleaded the fifth AFTER she talked her mouth off about being innocent. The lawyer has it backwards: It’s un-American NOT to appear before Congress and explain your crime. Miss Lerner is being paid by the taxpayer, it’s her duty to tell the truth. Nobody Knows if she was ordered by Obama to go after Tea Party favorites, but it seems, everything leads to the White House.—-like Obama ordering a man be arrested for making a video against Muslims.
Arrested. Nobody Knows what happened to THAT man.
Is he even alive? Nobody Knows. And most likely we never will…but one thing we do know this week, that we didn’t need to know, was who was going to be in the next Star Wars movie.
How come they let us know that Hans Solo is not dead, but they don’t tell us who ordered the Benghazi stand-down?
Would at least one mea culpa be too much to ask? (yes)
Next week, we might explore the evolutionary reason that men have nipples, so far as I can tell, Nobody really knows why. And by the looks of Obama’s…we don’t want to know.
This video was uploaded on November 29, 2011. Rand gives you all the Constitutional reasons why citizen detainment without a trial leads us down a dangerous road.
Nevertheless, Obama gave himself that power with the flick of his tyrannical pen.
Rand gives a great speech. Too bad, the other Senators didn’t listen to it.
(1) Nobody Knows—who can spend more money on vacation? Michelle Obama or her husband? She’s in China, and he’s in Belgium, where even the Belgians had to fork out money for his visit.—–
As Belgium’s capital and host to the EU and Nato, Brussels is used to deploying heavy security when big names pop by. But US President Barack Obama‘s visit on Tuesday will strain the city like never before with €10m ($10.4m, £8.4m) of Belgian money being spent to cover his 24 hours in the country.
The president arrived on Tuesday night with a 900-strong entourage, including 45 vehicles and three cargo planes. Advance security teams orchestrating every last detail have combed Brussels already, checking the sewers and the major hospitals, while American military helicopters were last week given the green light for overflights. The city hosts at least four EU summits a year, with each of these gatherings costing €500,000 in extra police, military and transport expenses. “But this time round, you can multiply that figure by 20,” said Brussels mayor, Yvan Mayeur.
Excuse me. He needs 900 people? That’s a small town—who are, no doubt, staying at the best hotels. Is it me? HALF of his country is on food stamps, and part of the reason for that, is that we have to pay for the 900 people that Obama drags around the world. How many did Michelle take with her? Obama has spent more traveling in luxury than any President in history…not that we should complain…after all…it’s only FAIR being as he is the first ‘black’ president and all, right? He has all those years of slavery to make up for.
(2) Nobody Knows: In other news, all the nobodies are wondering if the Supreme Court will now decide that Hobby Lobby has as much religious freedom, as the rest of Congress, who all got excused from Obamacare. The argument from the women is they have a right to their “health.”
Frankly, they’d be healthier if they told the man to put on a condom, but I digress.
Will the Supreme Court uphold the Constitution? If Obama can exempt anyone he sees fit, (Like the elite ruling classes for no other reason than they are in the ruling class) then surely those who feel it’s against their religion to kill unborn babies…should be exempted. Nobody Knows what they will decide…but if they rule all companies have to pay regardless…you can call me comrade nobody from now on.
(3) Nobody Knows whose great idea was it to get the leaders at the G8 meeting to play a video nuclear war game? Yes, that’s what they did. They all played a game of “What if your cities were hits by nukes, what would you do? Ask for help? Call Joe Biden? Go to the Bunker? Send billions to Obama?”
Who thought of this? Bill Gates? Zuckerface? Steven Spielberg? It seems Obama is taking credit for this great idea. Merkel, the only women, didn’t want to play.
I love it. Instead of talking to military experts and generals, Obama thinks playing a video game would be good place to get all the of the world together and compare notes. But, what can you expect from a guy who’s idea of diplomacy is sending gay basketball players and gay sports players to talk to world leaders? I’m expecting Bruce Jenner to get an ambassadorship to China soon.
Really. Have you SEEN him lately?
“I will bring the world into the 21st century with video war games!”
Something tells me, we should be glad Putin was kicked out of that meeting. Just THINK what he would have said about Obama playing war games.
(4) Nobody Knows why Obama said today in Brussels that he is more afraid of a nuke detonating in Manhattan than Russia. If you ask me, what Obama is most afraid of is the whole damn world wanting to get HIM. Why else would you need 900 people to protect you?
(5) Nobody Knows that despite the great Obama propaganda, SOME of the liberal press is getting tired of being shut out of the White House. Obama’s “picks’ his questions, and every reporter is handpicked, and given the answer that he is going to give them. You will now get more information from the National Enquirer.
New York Times reporter James Risen called the Obama administration “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation” on Friday, explaining that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those who refuse to play along “will be punished.”
Nobody remembers that one of my favorite local news anchorman, Larry Connors, was fired, because Obama didn’t like some questions in his interview. And we have NO clue how many times this has happened in every city, but I bet it’s more than 900.
And my personal favorite this week:
(6) Nobody Knows that Bill Clinton is in a sex lawsuit involving underage girls, due to his close relationship with billionaire money manager Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex creep.
According to the legal papers, Clinton traveled on Epstein’s private jet numerous times and partied on a Caribbean island owned by Epstein, who served 13 months for soliciting a minor for prostitution.
It seems this Epstein guy has all KINDS of powerful men to the island where they have orgies and young minors, and just a lot of fun.
Will Hillary come out and claim it’s a ‘right wing conspiracy?” Is ANYBODY reporting this but the tabloids?
That’s enough not knowing for one week. Oh…one last thing: they found the plane, but not actually. And it’s always what they DON’T want you to know, that conquers us all.
Tune in next week for more rants of complete ignorance. (At least I admit it.)
Obama just gave up our internet control to the world…and here in this video, we witness that according to Obama, he doesn’t need Congress’s permission to send troops anywhere. He believes that if HE, as President thinks we need to go to war, he has a right to send troops.
This is of course a blatant disregard of the Constitution.
It gives any President full power to do whatever he wants. Watch…and be amazed. This video didn’t get much attention, but what would be keeping us from going into WWIII if Obama decides he wants to show the world he’s really as tough as Putin?
He would just do it. Our Congressmen are wimps.
This week, we have a more than welcomed surprise…a Constitutional expert who warned Congress about the danger our Constitution is in, and how the President holds too much power. Jonathan Turley agrees with many things that Obama wants to do, but now how he is going about doing it.
“The fact that I happen to think the president is right on many of these policies does not alter the fact that I believe the means he is doing [it] is wrong, and that this can be a dangerous change in our system,” he said. “And our system is changing in a very fundamental way. And it’s changing without a whimper of regret or opposition.”
This coming from a professor out of Georgetown, University? Amazing in itself.
So, Congratulations Mr. Turley! You win the Nobody’s Fool award for the week.
Now, was Congress listening?