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Sheila Jackson Lee Suggests Martial Law to End Government Shutdown

Sheila Jackson Lee Suggests Martial Law to End Government Shutdown.

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Sheila Jackson Lee Suggests Martial Law to End Government Shutdown

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who has been rumored as being considered to replace Janet Napolitano to head the Department of Homeland Security, used some very strange language earlier this week to characterize a sentiment for a clean resolution to end the government shutdown. She labeled it a form of “martial law.”

Yes, we have heard Ms. Lee say some whimsical and ridiculous things in her time in office, which I’m sure embarrass her fellow Texans, but this has to be one of the most ridiculous ones to date.

She pushed that the measure was bi-partisan, including Democrats and Republicans.

sheila-jackson-lee“It’s something called a continuing resolution, but it’s a bill that you put on the floor that has been passed already by Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate….that we could vote on today,” Lee said.

“We have martial law — what that means — and my colleagues know what it means — is that you can put a bill on in just minutes,” she added.

What in the world does martial law have to do with a government spending bill? Is this implying that Congress can just willy nilly pass a law to do whatever they like, in any manner they like, constitutional or unconstitutional? I think Ms. Jackson better check her 6 if that is the case. I see truckers and vets coming to town who would disagree with her.

Darla Dawald writes:

The term “martial law” in a legislative context is somewhat obscure but it has been used before to define lawmakers’ ability to “fast track” bills without going through the usual congressional process.


However, Lee’s insistence that a Senate-approved resolution to fund the federal government be fast-tracked via “martial law” appears to conflict with Article I, Section 7, Clause I of the Constitution, which states, “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.”


This clause was included by the founders to ensure that decisions related to the power of the purse reside with the legislative body which is closest to the American people.


The last time martial law was mentioned by a member of Congress was back in 2008 when Rep. Brad Sherman revealed how lawmakers were threatened with “martial law in America” by then Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson if they rejected the TARP bailout package.

So I was right. As Darla points out, it is a means of dismissing the Constitutional process and the law in order to push whatever Congress wants, whether it is lawful or not. Sheila Jackson Lee is among the most lawless witches in Congress. She is among many socialists and communists on the House Oversight committee in the House of Representatives, and she is more than in favor of grabbing your guns and stealing your right to own them. Why should this surprise us that she would use such terminology? I’ll let the reader decide, but I have my own theories.

Beware, Ms. Jackson may have given a signal about what the Communists and socialists in the House, along with their comrade in the White House has planned.

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Why the Government Shutdown Is a Welcome Development.

Why the Government Shutdown Is a Welcome Development.

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“(The New American) – With the partial government shutdown now in its fifth day, the rhetoric among Democrats and among the pro-Beltway mainstream media has reached a fever pitch, with the leaders of the Republican opposition being likened to jihadists and terrorists, and pilloried for their alleged callous and irresponsible behavior. The federal government, as a Reuters story observed on October 1 — without a trace of irony — has had to divide its functions and employees between “essential” and “non-essential,” and furlough or idle the latter. Thus, we now have the federal government reduced to discharging only “essential” functions — which, it turns out, is still roughly 85 percent of what it was doing prior to October 1.

Forgotten or ignored in all the jockeying for political advantage is the fact that the Founders limited the federal government in the Constitution to those functions that they deemed “essential” — that is, those things which only the Federal government could properly do, like negotiate treaties with foreign powers, declare and conduct war, run a postal system, and deal with disputes between the states. And, lest there be any doubt among their posterity of the limits imposed on their federal creation, the Founders then clarifies in the final amendment of the Bill of Rights — the Tenth — that powers not expressly delegated by the Constitution to the federal government were reserved to the states or to the people. The federal government, in other words, may exercise only those powers enumerated in the Constitution.

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Those enumerated powers were the “essential functions” of the federal government, though not necessarily of government in general. The Founders left open the possibility that state or local governments would choose to discharge functions above and beyond what the federal government was authorized to do. In the founding era and for generations thereafter, most government was, in fact, state or local. On the states, the Constitution only imposed the condition that they enjoy a republican form of government, but the latitude inherent in the federal system that they created ensured a wide diversity in the types of functions and services that state and local governments would have the power to perform.

During the 19th Century, for instance, many states, following the example of Virginia, decided to create state universities which had as their core curriculum the agricultural sciences. It was widely believed that encouragement of agriculture via teaching and research was enough of a public good to warrant funding at the state level. During that same period, local governments began setting up schools that were publicly funded, and by the 1870s all states had at least some publicly-funded elementary schools. Soon thereafter, states began passing laws making some level of education compulsory, reasoning that it would be in the public good. In other words, the view developed that providing schools and universities came to be regarded as an “essential function” of government — but not of the federal government. In point of fact, America’s public and private education flourished until well into the 20th Century, when the federal government became involved in education. Now, public schools are a disaster, and tuition at colleges and universities is far beyond what most people can afford. And this, because, at some juncture, Americans allowed themselves to be persuaded that federal government involvement in public (and private) education — dictating and standardizing curricula, subsidizing student loans, subsidizing research, among many other things — is an “essential function” of the Federal government.

The same could be said for much of what the federal government is now involved in. Nowhere does the Constitution authorize federal involvement in education, in health care, in food safety, in environmental regulations, in the stock markets, in the automobile industry, in the insurance sector, in the creation and maintenance of national parks, in the regulation of pharmaceuticals, in the legalization (or illegalization) of drugs, in local law enforcement, in the regulation of firearms use and ownership, in the providing of retirement insurance (Social Security), in the stipulation of minimum wages, or any of a host of other things now deemed “essential.”

The federal government, if reduced to its constitutionally mandated range of functions, would be only a tiny fraction of the sprawling, grasping monstrosity that now confronts us. Instead of presuming to run everything, the federal government would focus on exercising those few powers authorized by the Constitution. It would correspondingly cost a fraction of what it does now, and would begin, miraculously, to live within its means.

The current shutdown, involving as it does the elimination of only a small part of constitutionally non-essential government, is nonetheless a welcome development. The very fact that Washington has been forced to admit that much of what it does is “non-essential” is an important wake-up call.

But the terms of the debate are still being framed in terms of prudent public policy rather than constitutionality, which is why most extra-constitutional activities of the federal government are in no political jeopardy — yet. We may hope, however, that the current shutdown, like the sequester earlier this year, will lead to permanent reductions in the size and cost of the federal government, and the gradual public awareness that, after all, those services were not needed, at least at the federal level. Over the longer haul, perhaps, government shutdowns and cutbacks could become a habit, leading, eventually, to a much smaller, constitutional federal government that is more of a blessing for Americans than a burden.”

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One Million Vets To March On DC 10-13-2013

 

One Million Vets To March On DC 10-13-2013

by Before It’s News – Saturday, October 5, 2013

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One million Veterans are planning a walk on Washington DC to protest against this incredibly corrupt administration and how they are treating American vets since the US government shutdown began and what is happening to America. While Barack Obama has come out on the attack against US War Veterans, Americans are getting angry and getting organized. A going viral facebook page has been set up for the march, which coincidentally will be held on October 13th, 2013, the last day of a truckers shutdown America protest in DC as well. Two video reports about the march and protests also below.

new rally is forming, “Million Vet March On The Memorials” that will be held 9am October 13, 2013 at the war memorials in Washington D.C.

The group is fed up with veterans being used as political pawns and are calling all patriots to attend, via their facebook page:

We are all military brats, current and former military spouses and some veterans. We cannot express how utterly disappointed we were that our Greatest Generation were being used as political pawns in the ongoing government shutdown and budget crisis. This should never be the case.

We do not care what political leanings you may be; be it liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent or whatever. The actions of the U.S. government this week with regard to barricading and shutting down the World War II Memorial to veterans, that may or may not be on their last trip to Washington DC, is a despicable act of cowardice.

Veterans this week were unwillingly pitted as pawns in this crisis. We feel that this should never be the case. This is why we will go to Congress after the budget crisis and ask for a bill to be introduced that would prevent any member of the government from closing our memorials down to any American, except for maintenance purposes. In the meantime, we will have our March in Washington DC on October 13th! Our veterans deserve that!

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Contrast Barack Obama’s Quotes About Islam With His Quotes About Christianity

Contrast Barack Obama’s Quotes About Islam With His Quotes About Christianity

September  28, 2013 by  of FREEDOM OUTPOST

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“You are about to read some of the most shocking quotes that Barack Obama has  ever uttered in public.  A few of these have been widely circulated, but most  of  them are very obscure.  Even though he claims to be a Christian, throughout  his  political career Obama has repeatedly attacked traditional Biblical  Christianity  and he has a very long  history of anti-Christian actions.  In public speeches he has repeatedly  cast doubt on the Bible, he has repeatedly stated that he does not believe that  Jesus is necessary for salvation, and he has consistently said that he believes  that all “people of faith” believe in the same God.  At the same time, Obama  has  always referred to Muhammed as “the Prophet”, he has always expressed great  love  and respect for Islam, and he has even removed  all references to Islam from terror training materials used by federal  government agencies.  So what in the world does “the leader of the free world”   actually believe?  Read the quotes below and decide for yourself…

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Islam

#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”

#2 “The  sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

#3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so  much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

#4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

#5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

#6 “Islam has always been part of America

#7 “we will encourage more Americans to study in  Muslim communities”

#8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s  role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human  beings.”

#9 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead,  they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance  and  the dignity of all human beings.”

#10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”

#11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an  important part of promoting peace.”

#12 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it  was first revealed”

#13 “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the  forefront of innovation and education.”

#14 “throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the  possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”

#15 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for  great diversity and racial equality”

#16 “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and  we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one  another.’”

#17 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White  House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”

#18 “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and  factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim  innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped  unlock the secrets of our universe.”

#19 “That experience guides my conviction that  partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what  it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the  United  States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they  appear.”

#20 “I also know that Islam has always been a part  of America’s story.”

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Christianity

#1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”

#2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian  nation.”

#3 “Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy?  Should we go with  Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an  abomination?  Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your  child  if he strays from the faith?”

#4 “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural  edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in  Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more  culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.”

#5 “The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of  Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage  nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious  leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they  should recognize this wisdom in their politics.”

#6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of  Hope: “I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil  union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital  visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are  of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that  considers  an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than  the Sermon on  the Mount.”

#7 Obama’s response when asked what his definition of sin is: “Being out of  alignment with my values.”

#8 “If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe Jesus Christ and that he died  for my sins, and that was all there was to it, people wouldn’t have to keep  coming to church, would they.”

#9 “This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates with my fellow  Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion,  including  Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and  prostelytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people  haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to  hell.”

#10 “I find it hard to believe that my God would  consign four-fifths of the world to hell.  I can’t imagine that my God would  allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian  faith to somehow burn for all eternity.  That’s just not part of my religious  makeup.”

#11 “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very  strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter,  the  aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.”

#12 “I’ve said this before, and I know this raises questions in the minds of some  evangelicals. I do not believe that my mother, who never formally embraced  Christianity as far as I know … I do not believe she went to hell.”

#13 “Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke  God’s will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is  accessible to people of all faiths.”

#14 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: “If people find that  controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.”

#15 “You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns  in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced  them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush  Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these  communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising  then  they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who  aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way  to  explain their frustrations.”

#16 “In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf  alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology”

#17 “On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she  dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto  shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.”

#18 “we have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and their own  path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our  own”

#19 “All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of  Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the  Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it  to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and  Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully  together as in the story of Isra — (applause) — as in the story of Isra, when  Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer.   (Applause.)”

#20 “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief  that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a  people.”

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