When Politics Tread on “Natural Law”

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John Locke (1632–1704) as well as Plato and Aristotle were among the most influential philosophers of their day. In Locke’s Two Treatises of Government, he defended the claim that men are by nature free and equal against claims that God had made all people naturally subject to a monarch. He argued that people have rights, such as the right to life, liberty, and property that have a foundation independent of the laws of any particular society.

For the Golden Rule — Confucius around 500 BC had the following for one to live by: “Do not impose on others what you do not wish for yourself.” In the Christian Bible Matthew wrote what Jesus said for one to live by “So whatever you wish that others would do to you do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

In our Declaration of Independence the writers of the document had agreed that natural law was prominent in man from birth, that life liberty and happiness springs from our birth naturally in every human being. That no one has the right to subjugate one from it without permission.

Let’s look at the second paragraph to the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,”

Politicians today take from one and give to the other, in some cases this is fine for a short period of time in order to help the needy pull themselves up and care for themselves, but we all know it has become permanent for some, even generational for families. Benjamin Franklin once said make them uncomfortable in poverty so they will not stay in it, government should make them uncomfortable in poverty.  However, politicians today enable people to stay in poverty and do this for votes and reelection. The two major party system today, Republican and Democrat, virtually assures them the seats of power, because most people don’t have the backing or money to win enough to become elected and to straighten out the onslaught on an individual’s natural rights, so those (politicians) of the Republican and Democrat party keep winning decades long.

If you can understand the base of natural law concerning life, liberty and happiness one can easily tell if politicians are taking you for a ride when they propose a piece of legislation. Today it’s a healthcare bill, but its true nature will violate, “life, liberty and happiness”; all three. Just think what it will do to you: encroach on your personal “liberty” of choice, make healthcare expensive causing it to diminish your “happiness” and may even cost you your “life” due to choices available and costs of premiums.

Remember the “natural laws” you were born with and use it as your measure for anything that would get in the way of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. And you will easily be able to tell if you are being taken for the ride of your “life” by politicians that are supposed to have all our natural rights at heart and not just a few they have enslaved to reelect them time after time.

What did Ronald Reagan say about Socialized medicine? One thing is for sure it diminishes, “Life, Liberty and Happiness”; all three of the “Natural Laws”

 

Further reading on basic needs: Socialism Does It Fit Mankind

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Democrat’s Dangerous Rhetoric Comes Home

There was a terrible shooting in Alexandria Virginia on June 14, 2016 just like many other shootings that occurs when innocent people are injured or killed. However, this time it really came home when congressional Republicans where at an early morning ball practice for an upcoming charity game against their Democrat counterparts from Capitol Hill.

The gunman was a past Bernie Sander’s campaign supporter when he was running for President during the 2016 election cycle.

The gunmen asked 2 individuals that where there at the ballpark if those were Republicans or Democrats that were out on the ball field and they said they are Republicans. They thought it was strange this individual would ask them that but shrugged it off and went back to the Capitol. But once back there they heard the news of what had happened and immediately told police about the incident. Later as it turned out they identified the same man that did the shooting that asked them about the political affiliations of the ball players.

The gunman was sixty six year old James T. Hodgkinson that opened fire on the Republican Congressmen. Majority Whip Steve Scalise was injured along with 4 others. The gunman was engaged by Capitol police and was shot and later died at the hospital. Congressman Scalise was shot in the hip.

Had Majority Whip Scalise not been there with an authorized contingent of Capitol Police, that he was authorized, the death toll would most certainly have been higher, because no one else was armed.

There is another side to this story and one can point a finger directly at the Democrats for the kind of rhetoric they have said over the years, especially the last 8 years. Though Democrats and Republicans alike condemned the obvious planned attack in Capitol chambers, the Democrats do share in the blame for what happened on that ball field. Just because they only ramped up the hate towards Conservatives does not mean that they don’t bear any attachment to a terrible event. Their crime is a moral one, not the type prosecuted in a court of law, but in the court of morality!

Coarse rhetoric has been spilled many times by Democrat political figures including the past President of the United States, Barack Obama, rhetoric which has bordered on violence without actually indicating such. But it has been very easy to surmise that it was exactly the kind of pot that they were surely stirring and violence did occur many times over and they own a piece of it! 

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Stopping Terrorists Immigrating as Refugees

President Trump has tried to stop certain countries that harbor terrorists from allowing people to immigrate as refugees into the United States on a couple of occasions through Executive Order. He had instituted those travel restrictions to the United States until such time as the refugees could be properly vetted. Several court cases have over turned each Executive order, indicating it was not proper for him to write such an order.

President Trump could write something on the order of another Executive Order to the State Department and other departments involved in the issuing of Visas, to temporarily halt the Visa program until such time foreign travelers can be properly vetted. This would not apply to those countries that are presently on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) list.

  • 41.122 Revocation of visas.

(a)Grounds for revocation by consular officers. A consular officer, the Secretary, or a Department official to whom the Secretary has delegated this authority is authorized to revoke a nonimmigrant visa at any time, in his or her discretion.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/22/41.122

Currently these are the only countries allowed to travel to the United States without a Visa:

Andorra Hungary Norway
Australia Iceland Portugal
Austria Ireland San Marino
Belgium Italy Singapore
Brunei Japan Slovakia
Chile Latvia Slovenia
Czech Republic Liechtenstein South Korea
Denmark Lithuania Spain
Estonia Luxembourg Sweden
Finland Malta Switzerland
France Monaco Taiwan*
Germany Netherlands United Kingdom**
Greece New Zealand

These countries are not allowed to travel under a Visa Waiver: ·  Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited exceptions for travel for diplomatic or military purposes in the service of a VWP country).

  • Nationals of VWP countries who are also nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria.

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html

Failing a temporary Visa restriction being overturned in court, it may well be in the national security interest of the United States to cancel the Visa Waiver Program and all Visas until such time proper vetting can be instituted. The fact the courts alone ruled against President Trump’s Executive Order is not only ridiculous but well outside the bounds of the courts authority to legislate from the bench.

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London Bridge Mock Terrorist?

From watching the video of the recent London Bridge Terrorist strike that took place on Saturday June 3, it appears that authorities may have set-up a mock terrorist suspect that was caught with a suicide vest strapped around his body.

Is it possible that the Police are so boxed in on conducting adequate surveillance to track and react to possible terrorist situations that they added to the drama of this terrible attack on Londoners?

The crisis in the United Kingdom on Islamic terrorism has seemed to hit at fever pitch levels of frustration for authorities and that all that can be done is to react after the fact.

 

 

 

 

 

This scene above with apparent terrorist and what appears to be bombs strapped to him, is on the ground and as seen on national television.

Below is the video that shows emergency personnel changing clothes and one of them appears to match the supposed terrorist as seen above. Watch.

UPDATE June 7, 2016

Watching this next video may explain why the Police in London are so frustrated and staged what appears to be a Mock terrorist capture, shown on national television around the world. Mayor Sadiq Khan’s comments after letting 400 Jihadist back in to the city: “we don’t have the resources to track Jihadist”  Maybe the London police set this up in order to obtain more resources they need to protect the people of London. Can anyone blame them?

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Bashing the Left Burns in the Hate

As many Americans know after the 2016 election the youth who are on the Left, be they a Marxist or whatever their flavor is has protested violently over the past election; they continue protesting on a daily basis. Whether it’s “Safe Spaces” where only their speech is allowed or burning the U.S. flag, these kids are basically innocent, yes, I said innocent.

We trash them continually on social media and in person and all that really does is fuel our own anger and it also enables and fuels the anger of the younger Left, meaning those of college age and above for the most part.

Using Twitter daily I even found myself joining in the fray trashing the “snowflakes” and for that I wish I had never done it. Because all I was doing was fueling the fire against the very children that had no chance or control of what they were taught in Public Education much less recognize what they were being taught.

But where did all this begin on such a national scale for our young?  Most likely by a 12 year insertion into their young brains drip by purposeful drip and then ramped way up for those who went to college.

The real culprit as far as I am concerned is quit diabolical and no doubt done by highly educated people with a healthy dose in psychology. They planned this brainwashing program and orchestrated these instructions into the educational curriculum, dumbing down and brainwashing our children. These writings have been all over the chalkboard as evidenced by the removal of Common Core in many states, just as one example. While states also move to school voucher programs so parents can keep their children away from the poisonous atmosphere of Public Education.

Unfortunately, this diabolical scheme of the Left goes far enough back where even parents were brainwashed and their children get it at home even before they enter Kindergarten.

How do we help people flush the poison out of their brains so they can wake from the fog of lies and enable them to reason themselves out of it? What I believe we should do is try our utmost to help those see the light of what has happened to them by showing them the truth and nothing but the truth –“The truth Shall Set You Free”. Sadly, there will be those that you just can’t help and the best option is to just move on and not argue with them much less continue to enable them for the Left by trashing them.

We can only hope that someday those who perpetrated this unholy brainwashing program, the real enemy we face, get paid back tenfold for what they have done to our innocent children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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America: Oh what it use to be!

There was a time, at least in my lifetime and my grandparent’s life when you could leave your doors unlocked during the day.  From days gone by your personal best at work mattered, no matter what your pay was.  A picnic along with block parties for just about any reason was a great event to be had by all.  Children playing outside until dark from the east coast to the west coast and all in-between. Today picnics and celebrations are fewer. Constant locked doors and the daily sound of fewer children playing outside along with the frequent emergency sirens.  Something is missing from those days; just isn’t the same when I was younger.

We have become a nation of entitlements, a nation focused more on self rather than as a patriotic citizen of a once great nation and where abundant morality is hard to find.  We have allowed ourselves to be bought by the politician via entitlements and focused ourselves more on personal pleasures rather than service to our fellow man, community and nation.  Yes, there are those who reach out to people in need within the community; but this need has grown exponentially due to little desire to better oneself.

So who opened the door to a land of entitlements?  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt did by expanding the General Welfare clause of the Constitution ushering in Welfare during 1935. Welfare has done more damage to the nation than he could have ever imagined. His New Deal fostered in Social Security which most know by now is nearly bankrupt.

Our national pride is being fractured by various ethnic groups crying out to be recognized with a special identity other than as Americans first.  Diversity has made our nation great and that is the secret to our greatness, but we unite as a single nation under the title of American! United we are not!  An America where children are not allowed to learn from failure and to always share in the prize thus enables them for an even harder failure later in life.

Today entitlement programs are the norm and larger than ever before. Diversity is taught in our schools more and more instead of national pride and unity. Where liberalism/socialism is destroying the nation and the Pledge of Allegiance as one nation under God is hardly said anymore.  Bit by bit our identity as Americans first has been chipped away, assimilation as one America is frowned upon and where personal integrity and morals are a thing of the past.  Personal liberties are given up even more so today to a government in return for a soft tyranny.  If allowed to continue this soft tyranny will lead to a nation of people which will only serve the State interests.  America where have you gone?  America, oh what you use to be!

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Europe Under Siege!

Europe has been overrun by an ideology that means to dominate it and destroy all other cultures that have existed for thousands of years. The people in Europe seem to have been conditioned that this is a good thing for them and for the most part they appear too weak minded to resist the barbaric ways of the Muslim refugees.

These refugees that have been ordered in by the EU is dominating and terrifying millions of Europeans. Only a few countries have not allowed the invading horde to tear down and rip apart their country. But the question remains how long can these nations hold off the invading and dominating culture that is spun in violence and dominance over all other human beings? As one Muslim put it in the video they will (paraphrase) “out birth the inhabitants by marrying their women”, until there are enough numbers to bury all the various cultures in Europe.

Will the United States follow in the footsteps of the EU and continue to bring in more Muslim refugees that cannot or will not blend with America?

Please watch this documentary film of the various countries that are being overrun and attacked by the refugees.

Warning: Graphic testimony of British children raped by Muslims:

British Imam in Britain calls for white women to be sex slaves

 

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Most Important Natural Right: Individual Protection

As Americans or any human being for that matter we have natural rights. These are not rights you obtain from a government; all mankind have natural rights.

The Bill of Rights was added to our U.S. Constitution to illuminate as a people that we have certain unalienable rights. These natural rights are in the Preamble found in the Declaration of Independence that says –

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The most important right in my opinion is the one that was written as a reminder to our government that “We The People” can protect against the loss of our natural rights which was penned as the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution –

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Based on our history of being under severe control by England in ways contrary to human decency it’s no wonder the right to keep and bear arms to protect ourselves against tyranny by a government was necessary to add to the U.S. Constitution.

If we did not illuminate the right to keep and bear arms in our U.S. Constitution we may have very well fallen hard long ago to an iron fisted tyrannical government with the loss of all our natural rights that we fought so hard to get back from England so long ago.

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Constitution Day Can We Keep It

article-profile-picWe the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

American Colonial Flag

It is on this day in history, September 17, 1787, after some years under the Articles of Confederation that all thirteen colonies again signed on to a new document. There were times when all would fall apart. Fiery debates and hours spent in arduous toil to come up with a new framework that would give our fledgling nation and even greater opportunity for survival, liberty and happiness as a young nation.

After all was signed and agreed to we had a new agreement between the Colonies known as it is today; The United States Constitution. When Benjamin Franklin left the assembly the following exchange took place:

A lady asked Dr. Franklin:  Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy — “A republic,” replied the Doctor, “if you can keep it.”

[From: Benjamin Franklin Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 Categories: Constitutional Convention ~ Date: Unknown]

Nothing has been found to be more true generation after generation of losing our liberties than our inattention to them. Many times we have come close to losing our nation through war and conflict.

Even though we have vehemently disagreed with each other it has been the freedom of speech and assembly which has kept us in check. And if we ever lose the ability to speak freely without reprisal our nation will most certainly die and be replaced with an absolute tyranny.

Our founding and loss of accurate and complete history not being taught in the classroom have slowly eroded over time and become lost due to our own apathy by encroachment of more government in our lives. If we don’t embrace our own history we will most certainly lose our freedom.

Government has overstepped its promise of limited government and it is our own fault as to why we face such a pinnacle attack on our liberties via Socialism/Marxism today. From as far back as 100 years ago during President Wilson’s Administration the Socialist march was on the rise.

There have been few times in our past where we have come to together to make additions to our Constitution and presently this is one of those times. One such change could be Convention of States.

Let all of us remember Ben Franklin’s remarks and guard against those who would dismantle the republic. Creating opportunity through our tried and proven free market system with limited government involvement which has proven to have made us the most free and powerful nation on earth!

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