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OBAMACARE AT THE SUPREME COURT: DO WE WANT A COMMUNIST STATE?

How many people realize that the oral arguments on ObamaCare is really an argument highlighting the slippery slope to government totalitarianism?

Today in the Supreme Court we heard the government’s argument which is basically that everyone’s health impacts the delivery of healthcare to everyone else; and thus needs to be regulated by the government.

In Washington State we pretty much heard the same argument that the government can control how an individual can use rainwater which falls upon his property because it impacts other people if this water does not flow to the aquifer for the benefit of the greater community.

Both arguments claiming that somehow there is a greater good that should grant the government the right to regulate a citizens affairs for the collective community.

Where have we heard that before?

From Karl Marx whose name is synonymous with Marxism which is the most popular form of Communism in today’s world …

“In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life's prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly—only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!

All against the pretext that most individuals are rather unremarkable and replaceable units which have to be managed for the greater good by an enlightened ruling elite.

Of course, history has demonstrated that the quote “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” is a true statement. Something that can be found in today’s political structure where a political class has elected themselves as lords of the manor and rule, rather than govern, over their subjects – statutorily and practically immune from the consequences of their actions. Bringing about a class of unelected and faceless bureaucrats to do their bidding without fear of consequences and an entitlement society which keeps returning corrupt miscreants to power again and again – each time with the corrupt redistributing the wealth of the productive to the non-productive according to Marx’s dictum: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

What the hell is really going on?

First of all, we should recognize that ObamaCare is not about regulating healthcare directly. In fact, it is not about healthcare at all.

It is about regulating the insurance companies who pay for healthcare and act as the gatekeepers to the healthcare system.

Second, the government is attempting to justify its actions by using the Constitution’s Commerce Clause which was designed to regulate and standardize the commerce between states in such a manner as to insure fair weights and measures, restricting self-serving tariffs and generally promote trade between the states in a fair and open manner.

The government refuses to address the paradox that insurance companies are controlled by the individual states in which they do business and are generally prohibited from offering their products across state lines and on a nationwide basis. Something that would promote competition and drive costs lower.

Third, implementing bureaucratic and government-directed controls on the insurance companies, means that such companies would become instrumentalities of the government in the provision of healthcare to individuals.

In this instance, those that control the purse strings to pay for critically-needed healthcare, literally have the power of life and death over individuals.

Already we see certain progressive media sources asking whether or not it is ethical and cost effective to provide a heart transplant to a 71-year-old man. In this case a conservative Republican, former Vice President Dick Cheney. An issue that would have never been raised if the recipient would have been the progressive’s philandering Democrat darling, former President Bill Clinton.

When Sarah Palin spoke of “death panels” she was was roundly criticized for hyperbole; even though she was dead-on accurate. Healthcare delivered according to the “norms” and statistical outcomes as determined by bureaucrats. Sorry buddy, but we just won’t pay for that drug to save your rather unremarkable, unproductive child. Your are number 123 on the waiting list for that liver. Behind illegal aliens and other foreigners because we want to be blind to race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and national origin.

Corruption to the max …

To think that wealthy, well-connected individuals would not receive special treatment is to live in fantasy land. These are the people who can easily game the system by registering for a transplant in numerous states and keeping a private jet on standby to deliver them to the source of live-giving healthcare. Think it can’t be done – think again of Steve Jobs, the President of Apple Computer who took that very course of action.

Think the government is immune from cheating? Consider a certain doctor at UCLA who was told by the government that a foreign criminal was to provide “critical” information in return for a liver transplant. It did not hurt that the criminal donated at least a million dollars to the University’s program – and we have no idea what he may have done for the doctor who did the transplant. So ask yourself, where is the ethics in bumping a lesser personage for a criminal – and a foreign one at that?

We need to reform healthcare …

There is no doubt in my mind that we need to reform both the access to healthcare and the way medicine is actually practiced. But to allow the government to co-opt the healthcare payment system to exert greater control over the population and to decide who lives and dies is not only immoral, unethical, corrupt – but it violates the very principles of our land – equal treatment under the law.

Bottom line …

So when you listen to the questions being asked by the Supreme Court Justices of the government’s lawyer, consider what they are really discussing.

CAN THE GOVERNMENT FORCE YOU TO PURCHASE A PRODUCT – HEALTHCARE INSURANCE – AND THEN DICTATE HOW YOU MIGHT RECEIVE TREATMENT UNDER THAT INSURANCE PLAN?

DO YOU WANT TO IMPLEMENT COMMUNISM IN THE UNITED STATES?

Should this decision weaken our Constitutional freedoms and provide the federal and state governments with even more power, there is a very real possibility that this act will signal the beginning of the end of freedom, justice and the American way of life.

And with the increased threat of tyranny, comes the very real threat of an armed insurrection of the people who wish to return our nation to its Constitutional roots.

I am hoping that people will see corrupt democrats, republicans, progressives, liberals, Marxists and Communists for what they really are: a clear and present danger to our very lives and those of our children.

We cannot allow corrupt politicians to gain even more power – not by self-serving legislation that cedes control over our economy, foreign affairs and very lives or by passing a greater number of laws, rules and regulations that makes every man, woman and child an unknowing criminal; to be selectively prosecuted for having violated some arcane statute buried among hundreds of thousands of pages of dusty law books.

We must disabuse our neighbor for voting for people who are attempting to purchase our vote with our own confiscatory-level taxes; promising even greater entitlements to those who vote and who want to take from the rich and divide it among the poor until each and every person is disadvantaged to the extent of requiring government approval and assistance to live their lives

Beware, the time is now and the beast is at the door.

-- steve

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



HOW THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MAY BE USING YOUR MONEY TO BUY VOTES …

There is little doubt in my mind that the Obama Administration is rewarding their progressive friends at the taxpayer’s expense … all under the guide of helping consumers.

 

Let us examine for a minute the HUD grant of $42 million dollars to help families find and keep housing …

HUD ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $42 MILLION IN COUNSELING GRANTS TO HELP FAMILIES FIND AND KEEP HOUSING

HUD funding critical to support hundreds of counseling agencies nationwide

WASHINGTON - As part of its continuing effort to help families find decent housing and to prevent future foreclosures, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced more than $42 million in housing counseling grants to 468 national, regional and local organizations. As a result of this funding, hundreds of thousands of households will have a greater opportunity to find housing or keep their current homes.

"The HUD-approved counseling agencies this funding supports are crucial in helping struggling families on a one-to-one basis to manage their money, navigate the home buying process, and secure their financial futures," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "We fought hard to persuade Congress to restore funding for housing counseling in HUD's budget and now we're working to make these important resources available as quickly as possible."

Housing counseling grants will assist families in becoming homeowners, many for the first time, and remaining homeowners after their purchase. They also provide assistance to renters and the homeless, and offer financial literacy training to individuals and families.

"These funds are complemented by the roughly $2.5 billion provided to the states as part of the $25 billion mortgage servicing settlement. Most states can use those funds for foreclosure prevention activities such as housing counseling and legal aid services," added Secretary Donovan.

More than $36 million in grant funds will directly support the housing counseling services provided by 27 national and regional organizations, 6 multi-state organizations, 16 State Housing Finance Agencies (SHFAs) and 419 local housing counseling agencies. In addition, HUD is awarding $2 million to three national organizations to train counselors who will receive the instruction and certification necessary to effectively assist families with their housing needs.

Counseling agencies will also receive $4 million to help assist senior citizens seeking reverse mortgages or Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM). These agencies will provide counseling for the rapidly growing number of elderly homeowners who seek to convert equity in their homes into income that can be used to pay for home improvements, medical costs, and other living expenses.

National and regional agencies distribute much of HUD's housing counseling grant funding to community-based grassroots organizations that provide information and guidance to low- and moderate-income families seeking to improve their housing conditions. In addition, these larger organizations help improve the quality of housing counseling services and enhance coordination among counseling providers.

Grant recipients help homebuyers and homeowners realistically evaluate their readiness for a home purchase, understand their financing and downpayment options, and navigate what can be an extremely confusing and difficult process. In addition to providing counseling to homebuyers and renters, these organizations assist homeless persons in finding the transitional housing they need to move toward a permanent place to live.

Grantees also help combat predatory lending by helping unwary borrowers review their loan documentation, and avoid potential mortgage scams, unreasonably high interest rates, inflated appraisals, unaffordable repayment terms, and other conditions that can result in a loss of equity, increased debt, default, and even foreclosure. Likewise, foreclosure prevention counseling helps homeowners facing delinquency or default employ strategies, including expense reduction, negotiation with lenders and loan servicers, and loss mitigation, to avoid foreclosure. With foreclosures at critical levels nationwide, these services are more important than ever.

So who are some of these "multiple mandates" grantees?

Here are a few of the liberal “activist” organizations with multiple mandates such as community organizing, fighting for relaxed loan underwriting standards, and voter drives for progressive politicians. Often with sketchy accounting for grant funds.

  • National Council of La Raza – A Hispanic activist group whose very name La Raza (“The Race”) is racist and their allegedly disavowed motto “For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada." (For the race everything. Outside the race, nothing)
  • National Community Reinvestment Organization – a strong advocate or the type of relaxed underwriting criteria that brought about the subprime mortgage meltdown.
  • National Urban League – a civil rights organization that fights for the type of “social justice” which appears to be based on racial or ethnic qualifications.

I have no qualms about funding religious, charitable or community groups that actually benefit minorities, disadvantaged and the consumer at large. What I do have a problem with is organization such as the disgraced ACORN which received similar grants and whose leadership is invested in the fortunes of a single progressive political party which they promote relentlessly.

Bottom line …

Demand a clear and unequivocal accounting for all grant funds so that progressive organizations do not pay for “DUAL USE” facilities, personnel, media and voter outreach programs which support a single progressive political party – the democrats. A party which has done much harm to the United States in the past decade as to be almost anti-America.

It is time to defund those programs which spend millions and billions of dollars to promote the Administration and/or a single party.

It is time to vote the progressives out of office – there is a limit on how much legal American citizens should pay to support an alien culture which has illegally taken root in the United States and is slowly co-opting the American political process using political funds from pandering politicians.

If you need a shocking reminder to help you vote in this coming election, consider that the Mexican Mafia, the Russian Mafia and the Salvadorian gangs are larger than all of the original organized crime groups and frightfully more violent and destructive. And the government does relatively nothing to close our borders and prevent illegal aliens from overrunning and destroying America like the proverbial plague of locusts.

Time to take action and vote the progressive democrats out of office. And lest you think that this is the old democrat party of your parent’s era, you are sorely mistaken. This has become a RICO (Racketeering Influence and Corrupt Organizations) group of Marxists as they demand that America become an unexceptional European-style socialist nation. Subject to the whims of the “International Community” and the unions they spawn.

VOTE!

-- steve

Reference Links …

HUD ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $42 MILLION IN COUNSELING GRANTS TO HELP FAMILIES FIND AND KEEP HOUSING

See list of all counseling agencies awarded funding.

Read a summary of each grant, organized by state.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Progressive Compassion: Oprah Winfrey's OWN Lays Off 30

The progressive “do as I say, not as I do” elite demonstrates that compassion is something they talk about, not practice.

How could the Queen of sob stories actually lay off thirty people when she is a BILLIONAIRE?

Where are the unions picketing her house for “employment justice?”

As per the Hollywood Reporter …

Oprah Winfrey's OWN Lays Off 30 In Network Restructuring

“As CEO, I have a responsibility to chart the course for long-term success for the network," says Winfrey. "To wholly achieve that long-term success, this was a necessary next step."

Bottom line …

Another example of liberal hypocrisy. I guess that we can be thankful that Oprah’s buddy, Barack Obama, did not award her a subsidy for “green” programming.

I find it amusing that most of these people were associated with the failed Rosy O’Donnell show; headlined by the world class hypocrite who demanded that you be disarmed while her armed bodyguard was by her side.

Perhaps the tide is starting to turn and the hypocrites called out for their egregious actions and attitudes.

-- steve

Reference Link …

Oprah Winfrey's OWN Lays Off 30 In Network Restructuring - The Hollywood Reporter


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



OBAMA DEMONSTRATES TO THE POOR WHAT SACRIFICE REALLY MEANS …

It is outrageous that the United States Government will spend more than a million dollars to protect 13 thirteen-year olds when the very same government has issued travel warnings to ordinary Americans unable to travel with a squad of Secret Service and Mexican Army personnel.

Is this what Obama means when he speaks about shared sacrifice?

But then again, Obama is the type of “elite” progressive who demands that you do as he says, not as he does. Especially when telling you how to live your life and under what conditions you will receive medical care.

From the Los Angeles Times …

“Amid Travel Warnings, Obama's Daughter, Malia, Spring Breaks In Mexico With 25 Secret Service Agents”

“President Barack Obama's 13-year-old daughter, Malia Ann Obama, will be spending her spring break in the Mexican city of Oaxaca with 12 friends and 25 Secret Service agents.” “Along with the 25 Secret Service agents, Obama and her friends will protected by a slew of Mexican police officers, according to the AFP.”

“On Feb. 8, 2012, the State Department issued a travel warning to all potential tourists to the Mexican region.”

Bottom line …

Yet another reason to vote the money-squandering self-indulgent progressives out of office. Obama's children had already gone on vacation with their parents. And there is no reason that these kids cannot vacation in the United States or its territories.

It’s your life and your money at stake. And the progressive already have their hand on your wallet and your heart.

Vote!

-- steve

Reference Links …

Amid Travel Warnings, Obama's Daughter, Malia, Spring Breaks In Mexico With 25 Secret Service Agents - International Business Times


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



LYING LAWYERS: $25 Billion Mortgage Settlement SCAM!

Q. What do you have with one hundred lawyers in a room?

A. Either a conspiracy to insure their own continued financial health or a scam against consumers.

Why, may you ask, am I suspicious of who will actually benefit from the $25 Billion mortgage settlement recently negotiated by a gaggle of lawyers, lobbyists and politicians in an important election cycle?

The Settlement …

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers announced today that the federal government and 49 state attorneys general have reached a landmark $25 billion agreement with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers to address mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure abuses. The agreement provides substantial financial relief to homeowners and establishes significant new homeowner protections for the future.

The unprecedented joint agreement is the largest federal-state civil settlement ever obtained and is the result of extensive investigations by federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, HUD and the HUD Office of the Inspector General (HUD-OIG), and state attorneys general and state banking regulators across the country. The joint federal-state group entered into the agreement with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers: Bank of America Corporation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Company, Citigroup Inc., and Ally Financial Inc. (formerly GMAC).

"This agreement--the largest joint federal-state settlement ever obtained--is the result of unprecedented coordination among enforcement agencies throughout the government," said Attorney General Holder." It holds mortgage servicers accountable for abusive practices and requires them to commit more than $20 billion towards financial relief for consumers. As a result, struggling homeowners throughout the country will benefit from reduced principals and refinancing of their loans. The agreement also requires substantial changes in how servicers do business, which will ensure the abuses of the past are not repeated." Source: HUD Announcement

The reality is far different from the story being spun to the public …

It appears that approximately 5 Billion will be paid by the financial institutions, the rest being some lawyer-negotiated bamboozlement that shunts the real settlement costs to others.

And by others I do not mean …

the lawyers who should be in jail for defrauding the court and presenting documents every bit as fraudulent as liar loans;

the ratings agencies whose integrity was compromised by the dollars they were paid to render an honest opinion and who insured that restricted financial institutions, pension funds, insurance companies, and others were investing in worthless junk when the ratings said the were triple-A investment grade securities;

the credit repositories whose credit scoring models did not adjust for the fact that constant re-financing masked technical insolvency and a lack of credit capacity;

the Wall Street Wizards who created securities out of whole cloth, selling them among themselves to insure outrageous profits and bonuses;

the developers whose over-priced homes were discounted by credits, allowances and discounts although they reported the purported price instead of the real value;

the government’s regulatory and consumer protection agencies who had sufficient authority and legal reason to deter, detect and prosecute outright fraud;

or any of the others who conspired, calculated and condoned actions leading beyond the mortgage meltdown to the near collapse of our financial system.

I mean the honest, hard-working others who will eventually pick up the tab for the gross malfeasance of complicit lawyers, accountants, politicians and bankers who will walk away with their reputations intact and their fortunes secure.

Roughly translated, that means me and you – the taxpayers, the investors and the depositors who will earn less than the rate of inflation on investments which we were promised were made with prudent and sound business and banking practices. And who will pay higher taxes to cover the debts and expenses of those who seem immune to the consequences of their actions.

Pardon me while I vent …

Because if you read the fine print, you will find that approximately $5 billion is in the form of cash – from profits guaranteed by the Federal Reserve’s machinations and the lowered dividends and interest that is being paid to shareholders, investors and depositors.

The rest of the money will be “offset credits” earned by the banks Banks will earn “credits”  -- a $1 credit for every dollar of principal they reduce in a loan they own outright and a 45-cent credit for every dollar written down on a securitized loan. And of course, they will get to choose the loans they modify, so you can be assured that it will be in the bank’s best interests to modify those specific loans.

There are so many loopholes in this “settlement” that the very financial institutions who signed-off on this legal abomination were actually be rewarded for their bad behavior.

If you can stomach approximately twelve-minutes of truth from Bloomberg Legal News, listen to how this settlement is being manipulated for political reasons.

Neil Barofsky, the straight-shooter who headed SIGTARP (Special Inspector General, Troubled Asset Relief Program) was quoted as saying that “"this would be comical if it wasn't so tragic".

Listen to the truth …

The Shocking Truth: Incentives not Penalties

On balance, the five financial institutions stand to profit from incentives rather than face punishment by sanctions and penalties. By some estimates, there could be more than $1.7 BILLION in benefits accruing to these miscreants who definitively broke the law, perpetrated a fraud upon the American legal system and screwed tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, out of their hard-earned money and homes.

According to an analysis by the public interest journalism project ProPublica

$1.4 billion: total direct payments from the settlement to homeowners who were wrongfully foreclosed upon between 2008 and 2011.

750,000: foreclosed homeowners expected to qualify with a $2,000: estimated average payout; even though there were 3.8 million total foreclosures between 2008 and 2011 and a 25 percent  expected increase in foreclosures in 2012.

Read the actual ProPublica piece to see the extent of this scam that is being perpetrated on the citizens of the United States by lawyers, accountants, financiers and politicians.

Where are the sanctions and penalties on the other side?

Where is the contribution from the government for those regulatory and law enforcement agencies that simply failed to do their jobs to deter, detect, investigate and prosecute clear violations of existing law?

Where is the FBI and the other regulatory agencies? Sad to say, they are sitting in the same room with these financial miscreants and applauding this “historic” settlement.

Where are the findings against government lawyers who negotiated sweetheart settlements that charged companies with “record’ fines and penalties – but allowed the settlements to be made without admitting nor denying the allegations or criminally prosecuting those that actually committed fraud?

On each fraudulent foreclosure document set there is an attorney’s name, on each fraudulent loan there is a borrower’s name … so why are we not seeing actions being brought against those who did commit crimes and whose guilt can be easily established?

Obama and the media’s  “historic” bullshit …

While President Barack Obama will be the historic “first Black President of the United States,” he also is the historic first affirmative action President – a man whose birth, background and credentials who have never been fully vetted in the non-partisan light of day. A man whose made history by being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for zero accomplishment. A man whose historic achievements include nearly bankrupting the United States as he allowed “historic” levels of spending in his first term – more than all of the other Presidents combined.

So why should I not be surprised that one of Obama’s hand-picked minions, Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the “Historic Mortgage Servicing Settlement.”

Bottom line …

This mortgage settlement agreement is part and parcel of a clear and present danger facing the United States. Our loss of Constitutional freedoms by allowing the subversion of property rights and contract law.   

Obama and his wealth redistribution crowd are now allowed to re-write contract rights and to allow property rights to be affected by political power. They did it before in the General Motors Settlement which upended long-standing contract law and made a mockery of property rights. And they are doing it again now.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Obama and his corrupt democrat cronies should be purged from the system – if not prosecuted for their complicity in the felonious manipulation of the capital markets for political advantage involving the unions and other special interests.

We need to depoliticize the nation’s regulatory agencies. Starting with the hyper-politicized Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which now appears to be a political power grab by the Obama Administration.

People, you must get out and vote. Lest you find you property rights, your legal rights gone under the Marxist scheme of wealth redistribution and totalitarian manipulation of your life.

-- steve   

Reference Links …

HUD’s Donovan Tells Remarkable Whoppers About Settlement to Mortgage Investors

Schneiderman MERS Suit and HUD’s Donovan Remarks Confirm That Mortgage “Settlement” is a Stealth Bank Bailout

Federal Government and State Attorneys General Reach $25 Billion Agreement with Five Largest Mortgage Servicers

Guest Post: Who Is Really Paying The $25 Billion TBTF Mortgage Settlement | ZeroHedge

Breaking Down the Mortgage Settlement: How Far Does $26 Billion Go?


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness | The White House

Considering the massive corruption and incompetence associated with the political and bureaucratic control of the United States government, under what circumstances would the citizens of the United States and the individual states allow the Executive Branch of the Federal Government to set aside the Constitution and assume control over the people and resources of the United States?

Given the demonstration of non-existent leadership and the bureaucratic ineptitude in handling regional disasters, I can think of only two circumstances that would provoke this extreme reaction.

An all-out nuclear war and an attempt at a procedural coup d'état by the ruling elite.

Or is there another purpose?

Shutting down the Internet and mass communication ability of the mainstream and alternative media in case of a compromised national election – where massive fraud and interference with the electoral process is probable and that the authority of the newly elected leadership is suspect.

I would suggest to the people of the United States, that should the federal government seek to illegally assume power over the nation, the States themselves, acting individually or in concert, would assume all responsibility for regional command and control – and might seek to re-constitute the United States along the lines of the original Constitution.

But this is all speculation, as it appears that the President’s Executive Order may have simply been issued to update an older executive order to include infrastructure items that did not exist in previous Executive Orders.

However, there is another worrisome detail to be considered. That of a toxic and ideologically corrupt administration seeking to ferret out all of the weak spots in our nation in order to convey an advantage to our ideological enemies. That such an index of vulnerabilities, would, in and of itself, constitute a strategic weapon of incalculable strength as to convey a military advantage to an aggressor nation.

As far as I can see, there are a number of potential Constitutional Crises looming …

One, the unequal and disproportionate power of the Supreme Court in that they are usurping the sole power of Congress to make the laws which govern our land.

Two, the Constitutional right of each branch of Congress to set its own rules – which has led to the subversion of fair and equitable procedural policies in favor of ideological and corrupt actions.

Three, the usurpation of power by the Executive Branch in which certain appointed officials usurp the powers of Senate-confirmed cabinet-level officers and act as a shadow government – with little restraint or control. It has been clearly demonstrated that Agencies of the Executive Branch have attempted to exert increasing control over our natural resources and by extension our entire economy. Likewise it has been clearly demonstrated that Agencies of the Executive Branch have attempted to exert increasing control over the citizens of the United States by co-opting the payment and delivery modalities of healthcare – giving the government unprecedented control over who lives, dies and under what conditions their lives may be compromised by the denial of care for purported economic reasons.

Four, the use of spending as a political weapon; to either weaken the United States relative to other international entities or to purchase political power and influence using the state treasury to buy political campaign funding and voter support by corruptly ceding advantages to “special interests.” Both the Executive Branch and the Congress are guilty of this practice to the detriment of the Citizens of the United States.

Five, the increasing politicization of governmental agencies to the point where criminal activities are ignored and not prosecuted; even in the case of credible and informed notification. Existing laws which are presumed to fall within the guidelines of the Constitution are being ignored or applied on a selective basis – giving succor and support to those special interests and ideologues which seek to gain advantage over the citizens of the United States.

Six, the refusal to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution – where Constitutional activities have been long established. One such area of grave concern is the government’s failure to protect our borders and to allow foreign illegal aliens to economically, socially, medically, and criminally damage the infrastructure which is designed for American citizens. Another area of grave concern is our government’s insistence in allowing certain America and citizens and businesses of the United States to be subject to the unlawful control of international courts, commissions and panels.

Seven, and perhaps one of the most gravest of the issues, is the failure of our Constitutionally-elected representatives in Congress and the Supreme Court to fully investigate and confirm the eligibility of the President of the United States. There has been presented to the American people, probable cause to doubt the eligibility of the President of the United States – if not on the issue of his birthplace, then on the issue of one parent not being a citizen of the United States at the time of his birth; and thus raising a question about the meaning of “natural born citizen” as expressed, but not defined, in the Constitution.

The “Executive Order” …

The White House

March 16, 2012

Executive Order – National

Defense Resources Preparedness

EXECUTIVE ORDER

NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

PART I - PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION

Section 101. Purpose. This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the "Act").

Sec. 102. Policy. The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency. The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness. The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to the national defense needs of the United States.

Sec. 103. General Functions. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) responsible for plans and programs relating to national defense (as defined in section 801(j) of this order), or for resources and services needed to support such plans and programs, shall:

(a) identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand;

(b) assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;

(c) be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements;

(d) improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the domestic industrial base to support national defense requirements; and

(e) foster cooperation between the defense and commercial sectors for research and development and for acquisition of materials, services, components, and equipment to enhance industrial base efficiency and responsiveness.

<snip – see link below for the remainder of the executive order – snip>

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, March 16, 2012.

Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness | The White House

Bottom line …

As for the Executive Order, it appears to be a simple update of similar Executive Orders to provide for agencies such as the Department of Homeland Defense which did not exist previously and the removal of references to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) which is now under DHS.

However, without Constitutionally-vetted leadership and the restoration of law in the United States of America, we are on the road to national ambiguity. Where alien influences to our finances, legal activities and culture subvert the “American Way” and allow us to devolve into just another unexceptional nation whose freedoms have been compromised by corrupt and self-serving leaders who pander to the special interests who appear able to purchase preferential treatment with their ill-gotten gains.

We have witnessed billionaires, some of whom have amassed a great fortune on the basis of luck or being in the right place and the right time, attempting to subvert the political will of “We the People” based on being flattered or threatened by this or that political party. People who could not get a job in the very company they own or lead, telling others how to live their lives and how to vote. Similarly, celebrities who play noble characters, speaking memorable words written by others, suddenly thinking that they are those noble characters and entitled to tell us how to live our lives.

It is now time to redress the evils which have befallen the United States of America. And the only way to accomplish our mission to restore law, order and honor to our nation is to vote those who are the most corrupt out of office.

Unfortunately, the political parties have placed us in an untenable situation – giving us no clear directions, platforms and allowing deeply-flawed candidates to run roughshod over the political landscape.

I wish I could tell you how to vote, but unfortunately, I am in the same quandary as are most citizens. While I do not respect or trust the current occupant of the White House, the majority of Congress and at least six Supreme Court Justices … I cannot, in good conscience, put forth and endorsement other to say that the democrat party has morphed into a malignant and corrupt organization who has done great damage to the United States with their domestic and foreign policies. The republican party has gone along to get along – and is equally guilty of crony capitalism.

But in the final analysis, it appears that the democrats have done the most economic and social damage with their policies. So I recommend voting long-serving and corrupt democrats out of power while we attempt to build a new grass-roots leadership structure.

I find that there is no logical reason to return crooks to office where they perpetrate crimes with impunity. We do not elect kings and should not be unduly influenced by those who fancy themselves as kingmakers.

Take care of yourself and your family first. Vote as if your very life was on the line – for in this election, that is literally true.

-- steve

Reference links …

Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness | The White House


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