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Birtherism to the ‘bitter’ end – ‘An open letter to the honorable chief justice’ – ‘Exclusive: Craige McMillan urges John Roberts to refuse to administer Obama’s oath’

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It is truly sad to see people who have such vile hatred of a man simply because of the color of his skin.

Of course the WND is a joke in and of itself even before recently naming Rep. Michele (BatShit Crazy) Bachmann their ‘Woman of the Year’.

But let them keep hating America. And the more AMerica sees of it, maybe the Republican Party will finally understand – hate isn’t policy.
“Dear Mr. Roberts”,

“When you administered the oath of office to Barack Obama for his first term as president, you could have been excused for believing that Mr. Obama was qualified under the Constitution to hold the office of president, which he had sought and won. After all, Obama’s opponent, John McCain, never raised the issue of Mr. Obama’s qualifications”.

“Now that Mr. Obama has been re-elected and is preparing to serve a second term of office, there can be no doubt regarding his qualifications. This is because by Mr. Obama’s own admission, his father was of Kenyan nationality and perhaps holding British citizenship as well”.

“If you choose the easy course of ignoring our Constitution, it does not change the fact that Mr. Obama is barred by that same Constitution from acting as president”.

“I am sure that if you turn your judicial mind to the ramifications of this fraud, both foreign and domestic, you will understand that the harm you will have done insures your impeachment and eternal dishonor at some point down the road: If not this House of Representatives, then the next, or the next, or the next”.

“These things do not end well. One need only look to the aftermath of World War II and the Nuremberg Trials to see what awaits. Illegal wars. Illegal debts. Illegal laws. Will the rest of the Supreme Court’s justices, now knowing they are violating their own oath of office, continue the sham through a second presidential term”?

“Given the gravity of this situation, we therefore urge you to take the honorable course of action and refuse to administer the oath of office to Mr. Obama. And yes, this will also require you to explain to the nation in the clearest possible terms why you have been compelled to take this most extraordinary action”.

“Thank you, Mr. Chief Justice, for your consideration”.
From : http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/an-open-letter-to-the-honorable-chief-justice/
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/an-open-letter-to-the-honorable-chief-justice/#0hsAWMWywE5iWvrQ.99

Blog Running on Gun Control – ‘Marine To Sen. Feinstein – ‘Some Woman’ Will Not Limit My Assault Weapons’

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Being a Marine, it’s amazing how little he understands about the oath he took to protect and defend the Constitution.

This is not his Country.

He did not fight to protect his rights.

We are all in this together.

We have civil laws for a civil society.

A FANTASTIC piece over at Addicting Info by Lorraine Devon Wilke.

I repeat FANTASTIC!!!!

‘On December 22, 2012, Cpl. Bolton wrote the following letter titled “No ma’am” and posted on his newly-created (as of 12.21.12) profile at CNNiReport under his screenname, joshdb50. CNNiReport is a community interactive reporting site hosted by CNN; when Bolton’s letter was uploaded, they ran it. Given its clear contribution to the stance of Side 1, it went viral (Side 1 is a very active side). The letter in its entirety, without corrections, is as follows’:

“Senator Dianne Feinstein”,

“I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one”.

“I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America. I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man”.

“I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public”.

“We, the people, deserve better than you”.

“Respectfully Submitted,?Joshua Boston?Cpl, United States Marine Corps?2004-2012”

‘Conservatives, Tea Partiers, the NRA, general gun lovers, and government conspiracists who insist, against logic, that everyone is trying to confiscate ALL their guns (read: Top 10 Things Gun Lovers DON’T Need To Fear) are gleefully sharing joshdb50’s missive (Glenn Becks’s site The Blaze, suggested their readers “share it with others”)’.

‘They’re thrilled by his message and the aggressive tone he takes with Feinstein, certainly not a popular figure on the Right (if I was a Side 1’er, I’d probably feel the same)’.

‘But as a member of Side 2, I’m compelled to address a few of the points in joshdb50’s letter because…well, they deserve response’:

1. “I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed.”

‘As Americans who live in this country and share both its bounty and its laws, we are all required to follow even those laws we might grumble about; that’s called civic living. That’s also called being a law-abiding citizen. I get the registration annoyance. It’s a pain, it might feel intrusive, but we all have to register all sorts of things we might resent registering but the government believes is in the community’s best interest that we do. So we do. We register cars, marriage licenses, the births of children, the deaths of family members, school compliance, drivers licenses, wild animals, etc. And we register guns’.

‘As Americans, we don’t get to pick and choose which laws to follow. You say, joshbd50, that “I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed,” and I say, hey buddy, those “freedoms” you told Senator Feinstein you were fighting for? Those freedoms come with the responsibility of being a lawful citizen. If a law passes that says assault weapons must be registered, you either act like a lawful citizen and get it done, or you’re a law-breaker and vulnerable to the consequences. If you don’t want to comply with the laws of the country, well…you know you have the choice to live somewhere else. That’s the way it goes for all of us. You’re not an exception’.

2. “I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own.”

‘You don’t believe that? Well, I don’t believe I should damn well have to follow speed limits ‘cause I’m a safe driver and know how to drive for the conditions, but the laws says 65; if I break that law, no one gives a rat’s behind what I believe and I’m gonna get a damn ticket. There are a great many things we Americans resent having to share with our government, but there are also plenty of things you get to keep private (not one person in government knows where I keep my coins or what I’ve got stockpiled in the sports bin in my garage). But this one? The registration laws being discussed for a weapon no one in their right mind really needs (just ask Republican Representative Peter King)? You can register that. It’s not so much about your privacy, it’s more about the fact that registering it would help make it easier if some idiot steals it from your house, or a disturbed family member makes off with it during a night of rage’.

‘Bottom line, laws are are not based on if people “believe it is the government’s right to know.” They’re generally made for reasons of public health and safety. Since you claim to Senator Feinstein that you’re “the man who keeps you free,” act like that man, that soldier who probably had to comply with countless restrictions and regulations in the Marines that you could’ve done without, but followed in service to your commitment. If you’re that man, then you should also be the man who respects his country’s leaders and follows his country’s laws…not just the ones you like or “believe” in. It just does not work that way’.

3. “You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years.”

‘So tell me, joshdb50, did Senator Feinstein, who began her career as a public servant in 1961 and has continued, since then, to work tirelessly not only for her state of California, but for the country as a whole, including in her current position on the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, did this respected woman with 50+ years of accomplishment and experience step outside her “domain” because…..well, just how did she do that? Because she’s not a Marine and so she does not know guns? And you do, because of your eight years in the Marines? How does that make any sense? It doesn’t, but since you put it in those terms, let’s be clear: Senator Feinstein is well within her domain to introduce legislation, even legislation about guns. You, on the other hand, have overstepped a line of decorum and respect, particularly as extended to a United States Senator…and that’s mighty unlike a Marine, isn’t it’?

4. “I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.”

“Some woman”?? Really, joshdb50, you went there?? As a woman, I find the sexist dig offensive; the minute you lowered yourself to that weary trope, you revealed yourself as a stereotype. And though I hate to do it, because I find stereotypes as offensive as “some woman,” here’s a guess about you: You’re the tough, macho Marine who’s definitely red state, maybe Tea Party red; you’re a guy’s guy who’s had issues with women in positions of authority throughout your life. Of course, you LOVE guns and truly believe the only way to be safe in this world is to have lots of them. You might not just be a sexist, you’re possibly a jingoist. You might also be a Jeffersonian, and – well, you know what, I’ll leave it there. If I got any of that wrong, sorry. But, odds are, since you felt it important enough to post your private letter to Senator Feinstein on the Internet, we’ll be hearing more from you in the future and we can fill in the blanks as we go’.

‘And, by the way, Senator Feinstein carries an assault weapon? Really? Can I see some verification of that? And if you mean her security staff, my guess is their weapons are registered’.

5. “I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant.”

‘Wow. Lots in there to address. First of all, who the hell said you’re anyone’s servant or peasant? Senator Feinstein didn’t. She’s responding to the outcries of millions of Americans who want to see something done about the proliferation of the exact weapon you’ve hugged to your chest like a blankie. She’s not making a statement about you. Stop being a gun-narcissist and knock off the drama’.

‘As for “I am the person you serve”…maybe you meant that as, “you’re an elected official at the service of the constituents who voted you in,” but given the tone of the preceding lines, you came off less like a political activist and more like a power-mongering, male dominant. I’d go with a slightly less arrogant tone in any subsequent letters to congress people’.

6. “I am the flesh and blood of America. I am the man who fought for my country.”

‘Poetic, I admit, and I’m a sucker for poetic prose, but I can almost smell the macho sweat dripping off those statements. Look, thank you for your service, truly. Signing up for the Marines and serving for 8 years was a noble act; we Americans very much appreciate that choice and honor it, deeply. But that does not make you better than those of us who make our contributions every single day to our country in other ways. If you expect us to honor you because of your service, perhaps you could honor us as your fellow Americans and respect the concerns of many who want to change the obscene level of gun violence in this country. When you come back from a deployment to stand up and holler about how a respected Senator is out of line, how you’re not going to follow the laws of the country – the same country you claim you’re keeping free – that’s a contradiction, joshdb50, and it dilutes your statement’.

7. “I am the man who learned. I am an American.”

‘I’m glad you learned but I wonder what you learned. And how you see that as applicable to this issue. The hope would be that you learned how much you love your country, how important it is for people to work together to solve problems to make this country, this world, a safer place. How essential it is to sometimes look beyond your own wants and needs to consider the greater good; even, sometimes, at the expense of your own desires. It’s what makes us great, when we can see beyond ourselves. Did you learn that? It’s a maxim of the military so I hope you did, but you can’t say you’re an American in one breath and then say you won’t be following the laws of America in another. Again, a contradiction’.

8. “We, the people, deserve better than you.”

‘While I sigh about the disrespect of that statement, I can also shake my head and say, “To each his own.” There are probably plenty of people in government who you admire that I find appalling. We’ll have to leave it at “to each his own.”

‘Except to say this: as an American who loves this country, loves my family, and wants to see my family and the families of others be as safe, happy and healthy as we can all possibly be, I deserve better than you. We all deserve better than any American who puts their own hobbies, proclivities, habits, sports, penchants, passions, etc., ahead of the health, safety and welfare of their fellow citizens. When it was determined that smoking was deleterious to the health of those beyond the ones smoking, laws demanded change and smokers complied. Often very begrudgingly. But they had to curtail their “rights” in lieu of the rights of the greater community. It’s what Americans do. Gun lovers can do the same’.

‘Because we all, every one of us, deserve to live in a country where logic, reason, empathy and communal concern determine our laws. I’m sorry that, you, joshdb50, and other purportedly responsible owners of military grade weapons, might have to do without, might have to register weapons you don’t want to. I’m sorry you, as a American citizen, might have to mitigate your freedoms to own and use those weapons without restriction because cultural change has led us to a time and place when 12,000 people a year are murdered by guns in the United States. I wish we lived in a time when no one shot anyone for any reason; instead we live in a time when a legally purchased Bushmaster can be taken by the disturbed son of the gun owner and used to slaughter 20 children and 6 adults in a small town school’.

‘We also live in a time when ALL of us, Side 1 and Side 2, are morally obligated to work together to make this country a safer place. That doesn’t take being a Marine, that doesn’t take being a Senator, that only takes being a compassionate, ethical and unselfish American citizen’.

‘Are you that, joshbd50? If not, we all deserve better than you’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/05/marine-to-sen-feinstein-some-woman-will-not-limit-my-assault-weapons/

What Congress does – Teabaggers – “It’s not in the Constitution – well…it is but we don’t like it” – ‘Conservatives Open New Congress With Unconstitutional Bill To End Birthright Citizenship’

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Rep. King so loves our country and our Constitution that he also introduced legislation to repeal the 16th Amendment.

‘Despite the Constitution’s clear command, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) wants to ignore our founding document and prevent the children of undocumented immigrants from becoming citizens’:

‘It’s the first week of the 113th Congress, and one House member is already trying to stop children born in the United States to undocumented parents — whom he calls “anchor babies” — from gaining citizenship’.

‘Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), an outspoken hardliner on immigration, introduced a bill on Thursday that would “clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth.”

‘The Supreme Court has consistently held that anyone born in the United States, regardless of their parents’ immigration status, should receive citizenship under the 14th Amendment’.

‘King disagrees, as do 13 co-sponsors on the bill, including Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/05/1402821/rep-steve-king-opens-new-congress-with-unconstitutional-bill-to-end-birthright-citizenship/?mobile=nc

 

Stop feeling sorry for Speaker (in name only) John Boehner – ‘Boehner absolves GOP defectors, seeks to reassert his command’

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John Boehner isn’t a ‘retribution kind of guy’.

Just for the time ignoring what he has, is and will do to Democrats, this shows HE just doesn’t get it – it’s his conference.

I don’t know where he has been but (see the election) most Americans have seen a minority in his party turn batshit crazy over the Constitution and Congress.

So Speaker Boehner – it’s not you that anyone is concerned about exacting ‘retribution’ – it’s the samll minority that apparently you have been and are unaware of that has, is and has promised to extract ‘retribution’ against all of America because that small minority doesn’t like our Country and wants one of their own.

Stop feeling sorry for Speaker Beohner until he ignors that small minority and reaches out to moderate Republicans and Democrats to govern in the best interests of ALL of America.

‘Battered by division and defections, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is setting out to re-unify his conference and prove to Democrats in the White House and the Senate that he can command a governing majority of the House’.

‘Boehner, who lost 12 of his members in a surprisingly hairy reelection vote, took the first steps in a closed-door conference meeting Friday morning. Boehner told lawmakers he would not seek to punish the Republicans who deserted him on the House floor Thursday’.

“I’m not a retribution kind of guy. I don’t hold grudges,” Boehner said’.
@ : http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/275693-boehner-absolves-defectors-seeks-to-reassert-command

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