Wednesday, March 12, 2014

First State Passes Article V Convention of States Resolution

Thomas Lifson

Hey libs, it’s happening. The first state has passed a resolution to convene a constitutional convention and right the balance between the federal and state governments.  Politisite reports:

State Representative Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville) celebrated the passage today of Senate Resolution 736 by Senator Cecil Staton (R- Macon) in the Georgia House of Representatives. SR736 calls for an Article V Convention of States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the United States Constitution on the limited topics of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and establishing term limits for federal officials

Brockway, the resolution’s primary sponsor in the Georgia House said, “I’m proud Georgia has taken the lead on the very important work of restoring our Republic. An Article V Convention of States would provide an opportunity for the citizens of this great nation to restore the balance of power between the States and the Federal government. I urge Legislators in the other 49 states to join Georgia and call for a Convention of States for the purpose of proposing amendments to the U.S. constitution.”
By a vote of 107-58, Georgia becomes the first state in the country to pass this historic resolution which is being promoted nationwide by the Convention of States Project (“COS”), a grassroots, non-profit organization founded this past August by constitutional attorney, Dr. Michael Farris, of Virginia, and Mark Meckler, founder of the political think tank, Citizens for Self-Governance. The same resolution has been introduced into 13 different state legislatures in 2014 with more to come. COS hopes to gain passage in 34 states in time for a convention to be held in 2016.

Mark Levin deserves substantial credit for engaging the subject of an Article V Convention with his book The Liberty Amendments.

The Founders bequeathed us a Constitution with self-correcting mechanisms, including the ability of states to rein in a federal government that had distorted federalism into something like a unitary government administered from Washington, DC. A giant step forward has been taken.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Jeff Foxworthy - Country Founded by Geniuses, But Run by Democrats




...Country Founded by Geniuses, But Run by Democrats 

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country  illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses, but is run by Democrats. 

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school,  but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses, but is run by Democrats. 

If you MUST show  your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor,  or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for  who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was  founded by geniuses, but is run by Democrats. 

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16  fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in  Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses, but is run by Democrats. 

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one  24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses, but is run by Democrats. 

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old  girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses, but is run by Democrats. 

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of  dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a  nation that was founded by geniuses, but is run by Democrats. 

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses, but is run by Democrats. 

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses, but is run by Democrats.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Put Me In Charge...

I've seen this floating around the internet and email for some time.  Not sure who to actually attribute it to, but I'm sure it summarizes the feelings of many Americans, including me, quite thoroughly.

PUT ME IN CHARGE . . .

Put me in charge of food stamps. I'd get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho's, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away.
  If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I'd do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations. Then, we'll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your "home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.


In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a "government" job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you.
  We will sell your 22-inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the "common good."

Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin their "self esteem," consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.

If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices.
  The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.


And, while you are on Gov't subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes, that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov't welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.
 
Any questions?

Monday, September 30, 2013

Rattlesnake Logic

After the Boston bombing the news media spent days and weeks trying to determine why these men did what they did. They want to know what America did to make these brothers so angry with us. They want to know why these men were not arrested before they did something so terrible. The media is in a tizzy about this new era of home grown radicals and about why they could live among us and still hate us.

 A friend of mine here in Texas explained it all to me. "Here in West Texas I have rattlesnakes on my place, living among us. I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch.  I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch. I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and on the driveway.  In fact, I kill every rattlesnake I encounter.

"I kill rattlesnakes because I know a rattlesnake will bite me and inject me with poison.  I don't stop to wonder why a rattlesnake will bite me. I know it will bite me because it's a rattlesnake and that's what rattlesnakes do.  I don't try to reason with a rattlesnake.I just kill it. I don't try to get to know the rattlesnake better so I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me. I just kill them. I don't quiz a rattlesnake to see it I can find out where the other snakes are, because (a) it won't tell me, and (b) I already know they live on my place. So I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one.

 "I don't look for ways I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a non-poisonous rat snake---I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion, I accidentally kill a rat snake because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time. Also, I know for every rattlesnake I kill, two more are lurking out there in the brush.  In my lifetime I will never be able to rid my place of rattlesnakes.  Do I fear them?  No!

 "Do I respect what they can do to me?  Yes!  And because of that respect I  give them the fair justice they deserve...I kill them...."

Maybe as a country we should start giving more thought to the fact that these jihadists' are just being like rattlesnakes - and act accordingly!

                             In God We Trust!

"I love this country. It's the government I'm afraid of."