The explosion punched a 20-inch-wide hole on the left side of the fuselage, almost directly under the 'P' in Pan Am. The disintegration of the aircraft was rapid....
Shock waves from the blast ricocheted back from the fuselage skin in the direction of the bomb, meeting pulses still coming from the initial explosion. This produced Mach stem shock waves, calculated to be 25% faster than, and double the power of, the waves from the explosion itself. These Mach stem waves pulsing through the ductwork bounced off overhead luggage racks and other hard surfaces, jolting the passengers. A section of the 747's roof several feet above the point of detonation peeled away....
Then the whole front section of the aircraft, containing the flight deck with crew and the first class section, broke away altogether.... When the fuselage disintegrated the cabin depressurised to a quarter of ground-level pressure, leaving the passengers fighting for breath. Because of the sudden change in air pressure, the gases inside the passengers' bodies would have expanded to four times their normal volume, causing their lungs to swell and then collapse.
The explosion knocked out the power plunging the passenger cabin into darkness. A Scottish Fatal Accident Inquiry, which opened on 1 October 1990, heard that, when the cockpit broke off, the fuselage was now an open cylinder. Tornado-force winds tore up the aisles slamming into the chest making it even more difficult to breathe and stripping the clothes off the passengers. Some were thrown to the rear. Other people and objects not fixed down were blown out of the aircraft into the night at temperatures of -46 °C, their 31,000-foot fall through the night time troposphere lasting about two minutes. Some passengers remained attached to the fuselage by their seat belts, crashing to earth strapped to their seats.
Although the passengers would have lost consciousness through lack of oxygen, forensic examiners believe some of them might have regained consciousness as they fell toward oxygen-rich lower altitudes. Forensic pathologist Dr William G. Eckert, director of the Milton Helpern International Center of Forensic Sciences at Wichita State University, who examined the autopsy evidence, told Scottish police he believed the flight crew, some of the flight attendants, and 147 other passengers survived the bomb blast and depressurisation of the aircraft, and may have been alive on impact. None of these passengers showed signs of injury from the explosion itself, or from the decompression and disintegration of the aircraft. Forensic tests on some of the bodies suggested that their heartbeats may have continued after the explosion, and David McMullon, a helicopter pilot who was involved in the search for bodies, claimed to have found one victim who was clutching a handful of grass....
The resultant fireball destroyed several houses and was so intense that little remained of the left wing of the aircraft. No remains were ever found of any of the passengers who were seated over this section of the wing....
All 243 passengers and 16 crew members were killed. Eleven residents of Lockerbie also died. Of the total of 270 fatalities, 190 were American citizens. The 270 victims of the bombing came from 21 countries.
Dr Eckert told Scottish police that distinctive marks on Captain MacQuarrie's thumb suggested he had been hanging onto the yoke of the plane as it descended, and may have been alive when the plane crashed. The captain, first officer, flight engineer, a flight attendant and a number of first-class passengers were found still strapped to their seats inside the nose section when it crashed in a field by a tiny church in the village of Tundergarth. The inquest heard that the flight attendant was alive when found by a farmer's wife, but died before her rescuer could summon help....
Four members of one family, Jack and Rosalind Somerville and their children Paul and Lynsey, died when their house at 15 Sherwood Crescent exploded.
Kathleen Flannigan,41, Thomas Flannigan,44, and their daughter Joanne,10, were killed by the explosion in their house 16 Sherwood Crescent. Their son Steven, 14, saw the fireball engulf his home from a neighbour's garage where he had gone to repair his sister's bicycle....
For many days, Lockerbie residents lived with the sight of bodies in their gardens and in the streets....
Local resident Bunty Galloway told authors Geraldine Sheridan and Thomas Kenning... "Two more girls were lying dead across the road, one of them bent over garden railings. It was just as though they were sleeping. The boy lay at the bottom of my stairs for days. Every time I came back to my house for clothes he was still there. 'My boy is still there,' I used to tell the waiting policeman. Eventually on Saturday I couldn't take it no more. 'You got to get my boy lifted,' I told the policeman. That night he was moved"....
The people of the town washed, dried, and ironed every piece of clothing that was found once the police had determined they were of no forensic value, so that as many items as possible could be returned to the relatives....
Not that the Traitor-in-Chief really cares about any of this. He and his atrocious extremistration are far, far more concerned about their mass-murdering terrorist friend's "release on compassionate grounds."
In all of this, Barack Hussein Obama has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
Wherefore Barack Hussein Obama, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.
A racist act, willfully committed under color of law, intended to deny any person his entitled rights and benefits under the Constitution and the laws of the United States. Short of murder or egregious physical assault, there can be no offense more serious or more injurious to the people's liberties.
onfessions of an admitted criminal publicly disclosing her racist crimes against human rights should always subject her to and provide sufficient grounds for immediate criminal investigation, prosecution, trial, and, if found guilty, fit punishment for her criminal acts. That is far more due process and equal protection of the laws than she afforded her victim or, it may be discovered, multiple victims when she was depriving him or them of his or their civil rights.
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both....
If there exists a statutory limitation on initiating that criminal prosecution, it should be tolled based on the admitted criminal's willful concealment of her criminal acts.
Justice demands that, at the very least, the U.S. Attorney in Georgia having jurisdiction of this criminal case conduct a thorough investigation of not only her confessed criminal activities but any other crimes she or anyone else in her office may have perpetrated against other persons who sought federal assistance from that office.
There is no evidence showing she has ever been duly punished to the fullest extent of the law for any of her admitted crimes. Simply firing her would be woefully inadequate. However, allowing her not only to completely escape punishment for depriving one or more persons of their civil rights, but to remain employed in any capacity within the federal government would constitute the most horrendous case of injustice our country has seen since renewal of the Civil Rights Act.
political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition."
Not to single out one, but totally all these big-government liberals in charge of managing their Øbamedia's standard operating propaganda™ must each equally share the same blame for having been culpable in foisting on every American in this county so deceitful a fraud as 2008's most anti-America candidate, whom they most favored two years ago.
A brief summary of how the liberal Propagandistream Media's goals were then — and remain still — so close in proximity to their self-seeking narcissistic Øbameinführer's that the two are both actually indistinguishable and really not at all different, is linked here. Also, click here, too.
Naturally, of course, only a nonreading illiterate Fifty2err is gullible enough to continue going on being easily duped by their ever-propagandizing liberal "journalism" dishonesty and lies.
Federalism does not include sacrificing states' sovereignty.
irst, the Tenth Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution,
Which are delegated to it? Specifically, to apportion U.S. Representatives and direct taxes, impeach federal officers and try their impeachments, choose congressional officers, govern and judge federal elections, determine and enforce congressional rules, lay and collect taxes, borrow money, regulate non-intrastate commerce, establish uniform naturalization rules and bankruptcy laws, coin money and regulate its as well as foreign currency's values, standardize weights and measures, punish counterfeiting, establish post offices, protect patents and copyrights, constitute lower courts, define and punish piracies, declare war and engage in warfare, raise and support armies, provide and maintain a navy, govern and regulate the armed forces, call forth the militia to not only execute federal laws but suppress insurrections and repel invasions, assist the militia and govern any that have been federalized, exercise exclusive legislation over federal properties, and make all necessary and proper laws for carrying into execution its delegated powers; to grant federal reprieves and pardons other than in impeachment cases, make treaties, appoint federal officers, and commission U.S. military officers; to try federal cases, hear their appeals, and punish traitors; to prescribe how states prove each other's official acts, admit new states, and dispose of federal properties; to propose constitutional amendments; and to enforce the prohibition against slavery and the constitutional protections of U.S. citizens' and legal residents' rights.
nor prohibited by it to the States,
Which powers are prohibited to them? Specifically, to enter into any treaty, alliance or confederation, engage in war unless actually invaded or in imminent danger, coin money, emit bills of credit, make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts, pass any bill of attainder or ex post facto or contract-impairing laws, grant any title of nobility, and, without Congress' consent, lay any non-inspection related imposts or duties on imports or exports or any duty of tonnage, keep troops or warships in peacetime, or enter into any agreement or compact with another state or a foreign power; and to make or enforce any law abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, deprive any person of his rights without due process of law, deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law, assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave, and deny or abridge U.S. citizens' voting rights.
are reserved to the States respectively,
All other powers are exercisable only by each sovereign state.
or to the people.
If their state is not exercising a reserved power, the people may exercise it.
Now the Constitution's Supremacy Clause and its subsequent Binding Clause:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution....
The states, having acted to create a constitution that impartially serves them all, naturally support the national government. Even so, they reserve the power to either alter or abolish and replace it. The states, not any of the three federal branches, have ultimately the final say on not just the extent of the latter's powers but their very existence. Thus the Constitution remains the supreme law of the land solely at the states' sovereign pleasure.
Governments, regardless their level, have neither infinite nor absolute powers. Limits must be placed on each if the people it serves are to retain their rights and freedoms. This is a principle obviously lost on those seeking to have the courts construe the Constitution in a way that allows them to supplant the reserved powers of the states or people with the federal government's unchecked will. The word we use to most clearly describe any of the ønes who seek it, of course, is tyrant, despot, totalitarian, dictator, or any of the other modern synonyms for liberal.
The Tenth Amendment's ratification came after the Supremacy Clause's. Also, the former's affect on federal powers is more specific than the latter's. Clearly, the principle the Tenth Amendment embodies, that the states retain substantial sovereign powers under our constitutional scheme, powers whose source is entirely independent of the Constitution, is meant to limit the extent of federal powers and, it follows, the cases in which the Constitution may be held "the supreme law of the land."
Indeed, Thomas Jeffereson considered "the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground.... To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition."
It stands to reason, then, that the Constitution, by so prohibiting itself from having any affect on the states' exercise of their reserved powers, may never be legitimately cited when claiming one or more exceptions to that absolute prohibition.
The power of a state to internally enforce existing federal laws has not been delegated to the United States by the Constitution. Labor, environmental, antitrust, and other civil and criminal statutes made in pursuance of the Constitution all inherently contain components of state enforcement. The United States, outside its seat of government and the territories and other property belonging to it, exists concurrently with the states. But it cannot exist without the states. Moreover, the states will continue to exist whether or not the United States does. Not only is its existence dependent on the states, so is that of all of its laws as well as all treaties made under its authority.
States form the basis of their people's representation in Congress and of every president's election: the people of each are entitled to choose two senators and at least one representative, the same number its legislature appoints as electors who are entitled to choose the president. Congress, in turn, by sufficient votes of both houses, has power to make laws with or even without the president's approval; while the president, with sufficient consent of the Senate, appoints all civil officers of the United States and makes treaties.
However, if the states did nothing to prescribe the times, places, and manner of holding elections for senators and representatives, and their legislatures did nothing to direct the appointments of presidential electors, not even "the aid of the violent and perilous expedients of compulsion," as Alexander Hamilton puts it in Federalist paper No. 27, would be sufficient to ensure that any senator, representative, or president is ever chosen again, much less in a position to make or enforce laws or treaties. On the other hand,
It merits particular attention in this place, that the laws of the Confederacy, as to the ENUMERATED and LEGITIMATE objects of its jurisdiction, will become the SUPREME LAW of the land; to the observance of which all officers, legislative, executive, and judicial, in each State, will be bound by the sanctity of an oath. Thus the legislatures, courts, and magistrates, of the respective members, will be incorporated into the operations of the national government AS FAR AS ITS JUST AND CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY EXTENDS; and will be rendered auxiliary to the enforcement of its laws.
Id. States are rendered more than merely auxiliary to the enforcement of federal laws. They are vital to it.
If it is officially held that states have no power to internally enforce an existing federal law, or are else free to ignore it, that law is essentially no longer in effect within their borders. To all intents and purposes, its existence ends there. Their legislatures, courts, and magistrates, unwittingly or intentionally, cease to be meaningfully bound by their oath to positively support the Constitution. The president, having sworn that he will faithfully execute his office, which includes taking care that this and every federal law be faithfully executed, must either go it alone or willfully violate his own oath. Except, in the former case, he would require the aid of far more expedients of compulsion than the Constitution permits him in order to enforce the law. Either way, the long established republican form of government to which the people are accustomed would disappear, only to be replaced by lawless tyranny.
Fortunately, Congress has always recognized this vital role states play in the enforcement of the laws it makes. According to the Congressional Research Service,
Beginning in the Nation's early years, Congress has enacted hundreds of statutes that contained provisions authorizing state officers to enforce and execute federal laws. Challenges to the practice have been uniformly rejected. While the [Supreme] Court early expressed its doubt that Congress could compel state officers to act, it entertained no such thoughts about the propriety of authorizing them to act if they chose.
In addition, James Madison, popularly known as the Father of the Constitution, explained that "the Establishment of this Constitution between the States" — that is, between the minimum nine whose "Convention of Delegates, chosen in each State by the People thereof, under the Recommendation of its Legislature, for their Assent and Ratification," regardless whether any of the four remaining states might choose to be included also — envisions a compact between the people of each, rather than all of those states.
Who are the parties to it? The people — but not the people as composing one great body — but the people as composing thirteen sovereignties.
Even the existence of the Constitution itself is dependent on the states. Not simply the laws and treaties the Congress and president make.
Regarding the limited sphere of powers delegated to the United States by such compact between the people of each state, they naturally would desire that every person bound by oath to support that compact do everything he publicly can to prevent, oppose, and correct any effort he officially believes undermines whatever power the Congress, president, or a court has exercised within that sphere.
If somehow the Constitution prohibits him from performing so faithfully this most basic of his sworn duties, then why did the people of each state require he take such an oath? Are they demanding he stand idly by while a constitutionally exercised power is undermined? or at least do so if it is a Congress, administration, or court that has led the effort to undermine it? If the last is true, had they really meant the Supremacy Clause necessarily and properly refers not to the Constitution but to any action or inaction of a branch of the federal government, regardless whether the same be in support or hindrance of it?
How stands "a government of laws, and not of men" under that alleged constitutional scheme?
The answer is it cannot. Not while we have a Constitution that plainly opposes the least denigration of any state's reserved powers but receives in this matter other than full and due support.
Volume 4, Article 6, Clause 3, Document 10 and Article 7, Document 2, The Founders' Constitution, University of Chicago Press, 2000, republication of Max Farrand, editor, The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, revised edition (4 volumes), New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 1937.
John Adams, Novanglus "To the Inhabitants of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay," Essay No. 7, March 6, 1775, @ Democratic Thinker.
Johnny H. Killian, George A. Costello and Kenneth R. Thomas, editors, The Constitution of the United States of America including analysis and interpretation of the Constitution with annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States through June 29, 2004, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 2004, @ Justia.com US Supreme Court Center.
Kris W. Kobach, "State and Local Authority to Enforce Immigration Law: A Unified Approach for Stopping Terrorists," Center for Immigration Studies, June 2004.
Charles C. Tansill, editor, "Resolution of the Federal Convention Submitting the Constitution to Congress, September 17, 1787," Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States, House Document No. 398, Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1927, @ Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School.
Abel P. Upshur, A Brief Enquiry into the True Nature and Character of Our Federal Government: Being a Review of Judge Story's Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, New York: Van Evrie, Horton & Co., 1868, @ constitution.org (Constitution Society).
Thomas E. Woods, "The States' Rights Tradition Nobody Knows," LewRockwell.com, 2005, @ Tenth Amendment Center.
Doctor Zero, "A nation of laws, not of men," Hot Air, July 30, 2009.
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He is no longer at liberty to freelance for terrorists — his client is the United States, which is at war with terrorists pursuant to a congressional authorization approved with overwhelming bipartisan support. His client is not the foreign terrorists: [9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed] already has plenty of lawyers. Holder's client is the American public (i.e., the people KSM wants to kill). Thus, while Holder may not like military commissions, he is obliged to make them work, just as any attorney general who disagrees, as a private citizen, with the policy behind a given law is duty-bound to resist undermining that law in his official capacity.
Backlash against his and his fellow desperate violent terrorists' outrages.
ove over, al-Qaeda. America has much more clear and present terrorist threats to contend with on her own soil. Right now from Baracist Obigot's personal terrorist brownshits at al-National (Socialist) Association for the Advancement of Colored People and al-National (Socialist) Council of La Raza The Race.
Murdered by its massive overuse and violent abuse.
t had suffered battered-word syndrome a long time before its murderers finally killed it.
Ironically, the ones who abused it before it died see and perceive nothing but skin color.
For example: A white man sneezed in the subway. Why? "Because he's a racist!"
Thank you, word beaters, for so beautifully illustrating your favorite punching bag's cause and manner of death.
"Racism" — may it rest in peace — had become a convenient scapegoat for its abusers' numerous shortcomings. The primary ones being their so-called arguments' want of logic and shameful avoidance of facts.
Tragically, it waited too late to seek outside help because it thought felt either it wholly deserved the violent, brutal beatings it got on a regular basis or, during those rare times in between beatings, as it tried to hide the multiple bruises on its face with heavy makeup to at least make them seem not as bad as the previous set of bruises they were overlaying, that if only it was nicer to its abusers, and didn't complain or talk back whenever they repeatedly punched it, they would, hopefully, one day stop for a moment to see the intense physical and emotional pain they were causing and decide then and there not to hit it anymore.
Alas, that was not to be the case.
So today, instead, we're having to bury its thoroughly bruised and battered body, and forced to ask ourselves that painful and somber question so steeped in ever darkening feelings of total helplessness and regret: "What could we have done differently?"
The saddest part is that its life once had purpose and meaning before its abusers, way before their callous cruelness took on it this inevitably fatal toll, beat even the last vestiges of both out of it. Hence, it goes to its grave not known as much for its contributions to the betterment of our society as for its being yet another nameless victim soon to be lost in a veritable sea of all the past, present, and, unfortunately, future victims of heartless, despicable liberal word-beaters. A cold and too easily forgettable statistic.
"What good can come of its death?" we ask. What can we do now so that, someday, somehow, we'll know that, in reality, it didn't die in vain?
That is something you'll have to find an answer for yourself.
We can tell ourselves to be more watchful, to pay closer attention whenever we see one or more of the same signs of word beating which "racism" showed — like large, bright red flags — before it, too, slipped through the cracks only to meet such a horrible fate.
But would even that be enough? What do we do about the vile and barbaric liberal word-beaters? Do we bury their indefensible actions in dismissive excuses, even as we bury their latest victims underneath ever newer parcels of ground?
Or do we inform them and all who would be like them, in no uncertain terms, that they'll find absolutely no tolerance at all anywhere in our society?
That alone would give us hope that this grave will not merely forever mark in silence the entombed remains of "racism" but be the place from which we, continuing its original work for a better, more honest, decent, just, and, yes, united society, took our first step towards bringing about, to the loud and joyous praise of millions now living and yet born, the long awaited demise of this monstrously backward malevolent liberal practice of word beating.
Such is the change every one of us needs and, the Lord willing, shall all have.
emember, if Baracrook Øfascist hadn't granted any safety waivers to the BP oil rig before it exploded, its operations wouldn't have been so lax and — yes, you can be certain — that explosion never would've happened.
BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling operation may have triggered an irreversible, cascading geological Apocalypse that will culminate with the first mass extinction of life on Earth in many millions of years....
The media has been kept away from the emergency salvage measures being taken to forestall the biggest catastrophe in human history. The federal government has warned them away from the epicenter of operations with the threat of a $40,000 fine for each infraction and the possibility of felony arrests....
[B]efore the news blackout fully descended the EPA released data that benzene levels in New Orleans had rocketed to 3,000 parts per billion. [10 ppb is unsafe.]
Benzene is extremely toxic and even short term exposure can cause agonizing death from cancerous lesions years later.
The people of Louisiana have been exposed for more than two months — and the benzene levels may be much higher now. The EPA measurement was taken in early May.
Hitler's socialists murdered only tens of millions of people. Communists murdered over a hundred million.
But if B. Insane Øbraindead's mammoth incompetence and blinding greed also lead to the global Øbaman-caused disaster described above, he and his maladministration — along with every liberal in and out of media who aided and abetted this criminal fraud's rise to power — will be the vicious cold-blooded murderers of billions of people.
The accomplices to this genocide will be all the 52'ers Filthy-'Tarders who based their votes for him on pure emotion, with not a single iota of common sense or reason, and thus willingly allowed themselves to be so easily manipulated by Herr HopeyChange and his flimflamming-media flunkies. The ironic thing is it's very likely that an ungodly portion of them are going to most justifiably wind up being accessories before the fact to their own murders.
Guess that B. Hoodlum Øbamassmurderer found "whose a** to kick" after all.
Seventh lawsuit filed over Ariz. immigration law By AMANDA LEE MYERS ([Demøcr]AP[ropagandist]) — 2 hours ago
PHOENIX .... But the lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court .... [against Arizona by the] latest lawsuit's filers, including the League of United Latin American Citizens, expect it to be heard by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton....
emember those emphasized words above as your read this:
United States Constitution, Amendment XI
The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
Where's this litigious league of "Citizens" that APee's blindly championing (improbably assuming they don't include "Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State," of course)?
LULAC National Office 2000 L[obbyist] Street, NW, Suite 610 Washington, DC 20036 Tel: (202) 833-6130 Fax: (202) 833-6135
Yes, the federal judge can say, "I am dismissing this action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction."
In fact, she should make a red-ink stamp with those exact words to save herself a lot of unnecessary writing.
here's Osama bin Laden? Why hasn't the Miserable Failure-in-Chief caught him yet?
Because of the Neglecter-in-Chief's zerø leadership skills, zerø foreign policy experience, and 85 golf IQ score, the war is lost.
He's told the enemy when we're going to start leaving.
He's fired his top commander in the field because he has an extremely thin skin.
He's fatally tied our Troops' hands with his rules of "engagement."
He's turned Afghanistan into a hopeless Second-Vietnam quagmire.
Give him another Nobel Peace Prize!
Yes, the only way our nation can correct the horrible mistake it made 18 months ago is by the American people loudly and relentlessly demanding that this thoroughly disgraced, dangerously incompetent Misleader-in-Chief either resign immediately or suffer certain impeachment and removal from office.
"We've gotten the unemployment rate below 8 percent, so let's sue Arizona!"
e've forced Iran to abandon its nuclear-weapons program, so let's sue Arizona!"
"We've fired all the lobbyists in the Øbamaladministration, so let's sue Arizona!"
"We've written and passed next year's Federal Budget, so let's sue Arizona!"
"We've read for the first time in our lives the entire Constitution of the United States, so let's sue Arizona!"
In all Cases ... in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. (U.S. Constitution, Art. III, § 2, Cl. 2; i.e., judge shopping in an inferior, district court that clearly has no jurisdiction, is unconstitutional.)
I mean how much more damage are these marxists going to cause the country before we can legally remove them from office? This delay in passing a budget is purposeful because the Dems know full well that once they put on paper all the irresponsible spending they have enacted they will not stand any chance of reelection come November. So what do they do? They simply refuse to pass a budget until after the election.... (Tail Feathers; i.e., these Demøcriminal-congress critters have decided it's better you not know just how screwed you are.)
Obama White House Violating Lobbyist Pledge Left, Right, and at the Coffee Shop (Weekly Standard; i.e., Baracrook Øbreaker-of-promises is a liar, a cheat, and a flagrant hypocrite.)
Defying week-old U.N. sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran promised to expand its atomic research Wednesday as its president vowed to punish the West and force it to "sit at the negotiating table like a polite child" before agreeing to further talks. (New Haven Register; i.e., Baracklutz Øfailure is a pushover, a weakling, and an adject coward.)
White House economists promised that passage of the stimulus would keep the unemployment rates below 8 percent, and forecast it would be settling down to 7.77.5 about now. Instead, it is still around 10 percent! (Growthology; i.e., Øblockhead Lied, Jobs Died.)
Oil Spill Without End™: Day 78 (Hot Air; i.e., Barackkk-ok Øblunder pays more attention to the golf course than the Gulf Coast.)
Thanks to the national disgrace and mistake known as Barakook Øcareless and his incompetent, do-nothing maladministration, violent foreign invaders are an imminent danger to too many of our states. Clearly, faced with his unceasing gross and willful negligence and dereliction of duty, those states not only have been forced to take real action themselves but are constitutionally allowed to individually engage in full-scale war against those invaders.
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, ... engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay. (U.S. Constitution, Art. III, § 10, Cl. 3; i.e., the people have instituted government to be their servant, not to be its servants.)
There's no explanation for the unprecedented levels of incompetence which Beslack Øgolfer has been harmfully inflicting without pause on the American people since the day he took — with such clear reservation and evasion — his now long abandoned and overtly violated oath of office, except that it has to be on purpose.
You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. (B. Insane Øfascist's chief of SStaff; i.e., he's not at all about "change," just constant crises.)
r. Dan Benishek, the pro-legal immigration candidate applying to represent the people of Michigan's 1st District in the United States House of Representative, fully supports Arizonans' sensible enforcement of federal laws.
“Immigration must be legal and regulated and our borders must be secure. Uncontrolled access to our country increases entitlement expenses, decreases available jobs and renders us vulnerable to terrorists who want to destroy us.”
“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” – Benjamin Franklin
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.__________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,__That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.__Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world._____He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good._____He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them._____He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only._____He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures._____He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people._____He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within._____He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands._____He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers._____He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries._____He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance._____He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures._____He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power._____He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:__For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:__For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:__For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:__For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:__For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:__For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:__For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:__For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:__For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever._____He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us._____He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people._____He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation._____He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands._____He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.__
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do._____And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Button Gwinnett Lyman Hall Geo Walton.
Wm Hooper Joseph Hewes, John Penn
Tho Heyward Junr. Thomas Lynch Junr. Arthur Middleton
Samuel Chase Wm. Paca Tho. Stone Charles Carroll of Carrollton
George Wythe Richard Henry Lee Th Jefferson Benj Harrison Tho Nelson Jr. Francis Lightfoot Lee Carter Braxton
Robt Morris Benjamin Rush Benj. Franklin John Morton Geo Clymer Jas. Smith Geo. Taylor James Wilson Geo. Ross
Caesar Rodney Geo Read Tho McKean
Wm Floyd Phil. Livingston Frans. Lewis Lewis Morris
Rich. Stockton Jn. Witherspoon Fra. Hopkinson John Hart Abra. Clark
Josiah Bartlett Wm. Whipple
Sam Adams John Adams Robt Treat Paine Elbridge Gerry
Step. Hopkins William Ellery
Roger Sherman Sam. Huntington Wm. Williams Oliver Wolcott
Eleven score and fourteen years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...
“In short, the flames kindled on the 4th of July, 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of depotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them.” – Thomas Jefferson
“All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reaches us, it must spring up amongst us. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of Freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson
“If ye love wealth better than Liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of Freedom — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams
“And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance?” – Thomas Jefferson