The Congressional Two-step with Mick Mulvaney

I always enjoy asking a question and getting an answer that directs the subject in another direction because the person you question doesn’t want to answer the question at hand. This is what appears to have happened when I questioned House Representative Mick Mulvaney about the 5th Amendment. The Congressional two-step begins.

Under the 5th Amendment you are under NO obligation to tell the government anything that they may one day use against you in court so how can congress pass a law that says you have to tell them something? You would think asking a lawyer about this would be a simple question. But No.

Mulvaney starts with “I get this question a lot.” but proceeds to go back to the 2nd Amendment because I used the CWP as an example. My question was about the 5th. When I finally get him to speak to the 5th Amendment he states, “The social convention over the course of the last 200 years is we are willing to make some limitations on our own [rights].” WHAT? “Social convention” is a reason for the government to step on my rights? Where is that spelled out in the Constitution? He continues, “You can waive any of your Constitutional rights”. Actually you can’t but that was an argument for another time. But even if I could where does it say I have to in order to appease government? Because that is now “the social norm”? Really Mick?

Later I questioned him again. And again he dances. This time the question went to the 16th Amendment and the Supreme court ruling that the 16th Amendment gave Congress no new taxing authority. He does go into a story about a college professor who said he would give an automatic A on an exam to any student who can show the section of the code that says you have to pay an income tax.

So what does the code say…

“Title 26 CFR Ch. 1 (4-1-03 Edition) (iii) The purpose of publishing revenue rulings and revenue procedures in the Internal Revenue Bulletin is to promote correct and uniform application of the tax laws by Internal Revenue Service employees and to assist taxpayers in attaining maximum voluntary compliance by informing Service personnel and the public of National Office interpretations of the internal revenue laws, related statues, treaties, regulations, and statements of Service procedures affecting the rights and duties of taxpayers. Therefore – issues and answers involving substantive tax under the jurisdiction of the Internal Revenue Service will be published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin.”

I have been to several of these Town hall meetings and always leave feeling like I just danced with a master. Is it the lawyer or the politician I just danced with? Is there a difference? But Mick was right. Social convention does allow for a lot of things that an informed populace would stand against. Or at least one would hope they would.

He may not like my questions but at least he is willing to listen and put himself out there.


The 2nd Amendment says what?

“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”

“…the right of the people…”. Yeah, that is what it says, “the people”. Not the State, not the military, not the police and not even the U.S. Government. Nope, this right is reserved for “the people”. “WE THE PEOPLE…”. “…of, for and by the people.”.

“…to keep …”. Hold or retain in one’s possession. Not to request to keep, pay a fine or a fee or tax to keep, or fill out the right forms, but simply “to keep”.

“..and bear…”. To carry or equip oneself with. Not lock up or store away. Or contract away your right for a piece of paper from the state that says you can bear.

“…Arms…”. Anything one might use in ones defense. Guns, knives, swords, cannons, thermonuclear warheads. Or rocks.

“…shall not be infringed.”. Any law that would in any way deter anyone from owning any “arm” for any reason is a blatant violation of this right. There can exist NO law that would require you to register your arms. NO law that requires a fee or tax for your arms. NO law whatsoever that would prohibit any citizen of the U.S. from owning and carrying in whatever manner they chose the arm of their choice out of fear of reprisal.

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state…”. I have seen this used to say that the 2nd Amendment is for Militias. But it doesn’t say anyone who does chose to exercise their right to “keep and bear” has to join the Militia, just that one is necessary for a free state. It allows an armed populace that can chose to fight to defend their freedom but never makes it mandatory. It is never a stipulation but a statement to the fact that an armed people are more ready to defend the state than an unarmed one.


What Revolution?

The one that will never come? The one that never came? With all the rights the people of this country have seen disappear there never was a revolution. What would make the people think there ever will be one?

“The Government will never get my guns.”

“The people will fight back if there is a gun confiscation.”

No. The government is already taking your guns and no-one is fighting back.  Some are even helping. Every person who applied for a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) has been in league with the government. You have gone to the government and asked “Permission” to exercise a God-given right. And in doing so you have signed a contract giving up that right.  You’ve even given up your 5th Amendment right just by filling out the form. You know, the part that says you don’t have to be a witness against yourself.

Juries everyday find people guilty of crimes involving “illegal guns”, generally meaning they are not permitted to own or carry them. But this is a violation of the rights of the person possessing the gun. So why is it allowed?

It is allowed because the people have been conditioned to accept it. And the conditioning will continue and the people will not revolt. They will find more and more excuses to pass more and more laws and through “law enforcement” pick us off one by one until there are none left. They have no reason to go door to door to take your guns because eventually you will give them up.

”But they won’t get MY gun.”

Look at your child or grandchild. Would you hold on to your gun if the only way to feed or clothe that child was by giving up your gun? Would you get in a gun battle with a government entity who would have custody of that child should your efforts fail? You think the government doesn’t already know the answer to these questions?

Look at what you have given up already…

  • Freedom of speech… From “Free Speech” zones to fear of the “political climate” people are not only afraid to speak their minds but afraid to be associated with anyone who does.
  • Peaceful Assembly…When people are told they must have a “permit” (Permission) to assemble then the right is gone. And anyone who applies for the “permit” has helped to destroy that right.  And anyone who has enforced that “permit” has violated the rights of the person who either refused to apply or the person who was coerced into applying for the permit. (“Papers please.”)
  • Petitioning the Government for Redress of Grievance… Why does no-one do this? The government should be so bogged down in paperwork there should be time for little else. Oh, that’s right, at some point some government employee will say, “You really should get a lawyer.” Now comes all the lovely fees.
  • Unreasonable searches and seizures… “Probable Cause”. Need I say more? The people have been so led to believe that it is OK to “search and/or seize” just because an officer thinks it is OK, especially if “You have nothing to hide.”. Have we really come to the point we think others should have unlimited power over us whether we have anything to hide or not? (If your answer is “Yes” please defriend me on Facebook.)
  • To be confronted with witnesses against you…”Confidential informants” The no-see-ums of Law Enforcement. (This alone should get jurors to judge against LE.) Obtaining witnesses in your favor… Not if a judge thinks it brings no merit to the case for whatever reason a judge decides. Who gave them this power?
  • Assistance of counsel… I bet you thought that meant a “lawyer”, right?  That is what they want you to believe. But “counsel” is anyone who can counsel you on your rights.
  • Right to trial by jury… How many have waved this right and paid a fine because a trial would just be too inconvenient? As long as the “state” makes money and it costs them nothing they will continue to harass.
  • “nor excessive fines”… We are fined for everything and always in excess. The bait and switch is to call it a “fee” and impose it on everything.  And the reasoning is that by going about your daily life you might commit a crime.
  • “nor cruel and unusual punishments”… You go to jail just because an officer doesn’t like your attitude, or worse yet, he doesn’t like you. Maybe you are “known” to LE as someone who doesn’t like them depriving people of their rights, maybe they are told to watch for any opportunity to arrest or harass you. (You think these guys won’t enforce any gun law, constitutional or not?)
  • Rights retained by the people… The 9th Amendment states that if the people wish to retain their rights there is NOTHING contained in the Constitution that can be construed as to deprive them of that right.
  • Your 10th Amendment rights… “States Rights” is what this is pushed as but the last statement is “or, to the people.” How have we managed to let others use this as a way to remove federal power over us just to be replaced by State power? If your tyrant is local is he any less a tyrant?

Recently my Mother passed away and as I jumped through the governments hoops of giving up my rights to settle her affairs (Yeah, they got me).I couldn’t help but wonder how it got to this point.

Because people always give way to government. Why? Because they say they know what is best? What makes them the experts on what is best? “Because things are different now”? How are they different? “They have bigger weapons”? Why do “they” have bigger weapons? Who gave them the right to have bigger weapons? “Because you will go to jail”? Why will you go to jail? Why are juries so dumbed down? What gives the government the right to arrest you for exercising a right?

The capitulation will continue and they will never have to fear a revolution.


i wish i could

 

it is hard when you know what is wrong and need to show people but they choose not to listen. I wish so hard that for just one minute I could get them to see. a small voice on a vast globe denouncing the lie that the world is. the indoctrination is so strong that even those who do see refuse to see it all. feeling alone and trapped. no longer knowing what to do. no longer knowing what to say. a wee small voice fading…

is it enough to say, “I tried.”?

i have become a tear in the rain.


Something Wicked This Way Comes…..

Welcome to the reality we now live in. A reality of vague half-truths that are above the comprehension of the average man. Not because he doesn’t look but because he is unaware he needs to. A well-trained populace of people who dimly see beyond themselves.

 Mainly we should thank the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel .  His philosophy has been used by many. One example is John Davison Rockefeller.  Rockefeller never believed in competition and contrary to popular belief was a supporter of labor unions. It is simply a matter of supporting both sides in a conflict to keep the conflict alive and control the outcome to ones advantage. This is the driving force of Hegel’s dialectic.  It appears as both sides are in constant conflict but they are working for the same goal.

In politics it is seen as the left-right paradigm. It appears as a communistic left in conflict with a capitalistic right. This is just an extension of what has come to be known as Rockefellerism.  The goal is global dominion.  The tactic is known as divide and conquer. It would never be wise to have the people have a common goal of freedom so they have to be trained to be at odds with each other. And if this doesn’t have the outcome you are seeking in one situation introduce another, and another til the people are so consumed with the battles they forget what they should have fought for in the first place.

Now introduce groups that will lead the people to their original goal and use these groups to more enslave the people in their useless fights. Introduce leaders that will save them from the lies but trick them into more lies. Push your propaganda on as many fronts as it takes while you sit back and watch the people fall for one ruse after another. And if a single voice is so bold as to say “WAIT!” beat it into submission so the masses will only follow who you want them to. Create frenzied masses to attack for a tin god you set up so as to destroy anyone who would bring forth the truth and show the people what they have fallen into in the name of patriotism. Create a paradigm where that one small voice will always stand alone and soon be forgotten.


Did Sheriff Matthews Traffic Enforcement Unit Put Kershaw County In The RED?

According to an article in  the Chronicle Independent out of Camden, SC on Monday, April 9,2012  it may have done just that. Herein lies the problem, it seems County Council Chairman Gene Wise is under the impression that if a deputy writes a ticket the courts are always suppose to see the deputies side. Wise is reported as saying he believes our courts should be “profit centers” for the county, not dispensers of justice.  Seems the courts do not agree. Well, now that requires an ad hoc committee and they have to call in everyone, the County Administrator, the chief magistrate, the Sheriff and the County Auditors to see why the judges are not playing nice.

Even Jimmy Jones has weighed in against the magistrates it appears. He states in the article he knows the activity is there and the deputies are writing three times as many tickets but the courts are “obviously doing something over there.” Maybe they are taking their cues from the Supreme Court, if it is wrong it is wrong. So like Obama they need to go forth and blame the courts.

So, how does this put the county in the red? Well it turns out the goose that layed the rotten egg, Sheriff Jim Matthews newly formed traffic enforcement unit, costs the county $350,000 to start up by purchasing the four new cars and the four new officers for the first year and Matthews told us it would pay for itself in the first six months but now  it has been 8 months and we are $130,000 behind. We are a long ways from being revenue expense neutral.   What does this mean? It means instead of going forth to serve and protect the deputies have to spend all their time writing tickets to cover their pay.  This means they are more likely than not harassing motorists who make the slightest of mistakes. Matthews has stated in the past that everyone stopped would at least get a warning, guess now they will all get tickets.

Vic Carpenter , the County Administrator, is reported as stating that the county would have to collect $30,000 a month going forward to become revenue neutral. He states the figures “haven’t come close to $30,000 a month.” But also states they have  been “picking up a little in the last two to three months.” according to the article. And I would suspect that after the printing of this article by the Chronicle they will be picking up even more. So if you have to drive through Matthews Cou, I mean Kershaw county please practice safe driving.


Federal Agencies; The Real Funding Behind Agenda 21

Livability means being able to take your kids to school, go to work, see a doctor, drop by the grocery or Post Office, go out to dinner and a movie, and play with your kids at the park – all without having to get in your car” – Ray LaHood.

This  statement appears on the front page of the US Department of Transportation’s DOT Livability website. The site further goes on to say,

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has identified livability as a key priority for transportation. The Secretary’s vision is “transportation policies that focus on people and communities who use the transportation system.” A major way DOT helps communities pursue these aims is by issuing grants to eligible recipients for planning, vehicle purchases, facility construction, operations, and other purposes. DOT administers this financial assistance according to authorization, SAFETEA-LU [Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act], which was signed into law in August 2005. There are a large number of programs and grants within the Department of Transportation that support projects that enhance or relate to livability.”

Here we have the Federal Government providing the funding for Agenda 21 written into Federal law. A list of these programs can be found at the DOT Livability site.

The term “livability” is interchangeable with the term “sustainability”. This can be seen on the page titled “Livability 101” where we find the term “Partnership for Sustainable Communities”. This particular article goes on to point out

in June 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined together to form the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, an unprecedented agreement to coordinate federal housing, transportation and environmental investments, protect public health and the environment, promote equitable development, and help address the challenges of climate change. The three agencies are working together more closely than ever before to meet President Obama’s challenge to coordinate federal policies, programs, and resources to help urban, suburban, and rural areas and regions build more sustainable communities and make those communities the leading style of development in the United States. The agencies are working together to identify opportunities to build more sustainable communities and to remove policy or other barriers that have kept Americans from doing so.”

Moving on we go to the DOT Federal Transit Administration website. Here we are introduced to Transit-Oriented Development where Public-Private partnerships can be found. (For some interesting reading check out the list of the council members of the National Council of Public-Private Partnerships.)A PPP is just another way for multinational corporations to get control of public held infrastructure. This is private held corporations getting their hands on your tax dollars. One way this works against the public is in these corporations being offered incentives to come into a community. These same incentives are rarely, if ever, offered to small independent businesses. The public is paying all the taxes and the multinationals are reaping the rewards.

We find more tax dollars going in grants at the Federal governments Sustainable Communities website where the DOT, EPA and HUD have formed a partnership. And even FEMA gets on board with the PPP agenda.

The US Dept. of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation has the WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) program. In a pdf entitled “DOI WaterSMART Strategic Implementation Plan” we read,

Collaborative partnerships that go beyond political and institutional jurisdictions must be developed to ensure that the Nation’s limited water resources are used efficiently…

WaterSMART will work with states, tribes, local governments and non-governmental organizations…”

And there are grants to fund this as well as the rewilding projects with The US Fish and Wildlife Service. Releasing wild animals into areas with human populations like the Eastern Cougar whose site has a link to The Cougar Rewilding Foundation whose stated goal is to

Promote recovery of breeding populations of cougars through natural recolonization and mandated restorations to the central, southeastern and eastern United States…Promote full legal protection of all cougars living wild east of the Rockies, regardless of origin.”

and gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains. There is a blatant disregard for the lives of people or live stock with these programs.

A quick trip to the FEMA.gov website brings up a program called FEMA 365. This is tied into rebuilding after a natural disaster. Subtitled “Rebuilding for a More Sustainable Future” with “FEDERAL RESOURSES for technical assistance and FUNDING.” They have sustainable community workshops for disaster areas. The Disaster Mitigation Act of  2000 requires that states use FEMA funding to “…finalize interim requirements for the acquisition of property for open space with mitigation funds…”

And even ICLEI receives Federal funding as shown in an audit report from 2007 in which they received $1,774,346. ICLEI (Intrnational Council for Local Environmental Incentives) receives membership and consultation fees from local governments as well. It is an International entity and should not receive our Federal dollars.

Under the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, H.R. 3200, even the CDC becomes involved with the Community Transformation Grants Program. “These awards are distributed among state and local government agencies, tribes and territories, and state and local non-profit organizations …” Another $103 million for Agenda 21.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the non-profit NGO that brings LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program whose membership list includes a who’s who of Governmental agencies. Just go to Membership category and choose Federal Government and under Country choose USA.  There is also a list of Public policies adopting or referencing LEED.  In order to obtain LEED certification administrative fees have to be paid. The EPA’s LABs21 is based on the LEED system. It consists of public and private partners.

From Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of education we get the following,

Reducing disease, developing renewable sources of energy, curbing pollution, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are no longer challenges that stop at our borders. America simply cannot meet any of these challenges without collaborating with other countries. And those partnerships will require U.S. students to develop better critical thinking, a deeper understanding of science and sustainability, and a greater awareness of ecosystems and energy efficiency.”

And if you wish to help the U.N. Steal U.S. Property through Agenda 21 and the environmental scare the EPA has a grant for you. Want to become a citizen scientist? You can receive between $12,500 and $25,000. There’s the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program  with 100’s of projects and grants divided equally over the 10 U.S. Regions ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.

Of course the EPA is also interested in Wetlands, which by their definition could mean any land that ever gets wet. “Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or forvarying periods of time during the year, including during the growing season.” And there are grants for the wetlands too.  With the safe Drinking water Act we find that they are not only going to protect us from man-made contaminates but “naturally occurring” ones too. At a whim they could decide any natural occurring element is a contaminate and prohibit the use of any ground water anywhere. There is the 5 Star restoration program which

brings together students, conservation corps, other youth groups, citizen groups, corporations, landowners and government agencies to provide environmental education and training through projects that restore wetlands and streams. The program provides challenge grants, technical support and opportunities for information exchange to enable community-based restoration projects. Funding levels are modest, from $5,000 to $20,000, with $10,000 as the average amount awarded per project. However, when combined with the contributions of partners, projects that make a meaningful contribution to communities become possible. At the completion of Five Star projects, each partnership will have experience and a demonstrated record of accomplishment, and will be well-positioned to take on other projects. Aggregating over time and space, these grassroots efforts will make a significant contribution to our environmental landscape and to the understanding of the importance of healthy wetlands and streams in our communities.”

The department of Interior through the national Park Service has brought us the National heritage Corridors. Here in S.C. Alone the area covers 17 counties. The feasibility studies omit the catch phrases of Agenda 21 when proposed to the public but are used throughout other publications. Congress creates these heritage ares and the Park Service provides the funding. Again we have PPP’s with NGO’s and private corporations being involved.

There is a new bill, HR 4099, The National Heritage Act of 2012 being put before congress which states

Sec 2 (a) (3) Local initiatives based on community and regional visions, involving public/private partnerships, are critical to conserving, enhancing, and interpreting natural, historic, scenic, and cultural resources related to our American heritage. These initiatives should be encouraged and supported by the Federal Government with the concurrence of the relevant Federal land management agencies and tribal governments by providing financial and technical assistance.”

The first heritage area was signed into Law in 1984 by then President Ronald Reagan. This was the first of 49 NHAs.

One could spend days, if not years,  looking into all the programs, legislation and Executive orders that are in place to bring Agenda 21 about. I was told by my congressman and others that we need to stop this at the local level, which to a point is true, and that all they could do in Washington was defund it. The more I looked into it the more I found references in almost all, if not all, bills that pass through congress. It appears Washington has no intention of defunding it but appears they are working night and day to fund it and regulate us into it through all Federal agencies. Most of the local funding comes through Federal funding and PPPs. And even the most benign legislation can become the worst cancer on our rights.

Note. I had to update one of the links (National Council of Public-Private Partnerships.) because it seems when they know you have linked to them they move the offending pages. Please contact me or comment if any links do not work and I will do my best to fix them.


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