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Sen. Rand Paul’s government reckoning.

Per Rand Paul:

And while I have received a classified briefing on the extent of the spying, I can’t share with you the exact size and scope of the undercutting of our right to privacy, but believe me, it extends beyond your wildest imagination.

So I hope you’ll take a few moments to read Judge Napolitano’s op-ed below.

 

Sen. Rand Paul’s government reckoning

By Andrew Napolitano

Gazillions. That’s the number of times that the federal government has spied on Americans since Sept. 11, 2001, through the use of drones, legal search warrants, illegal search warrants, federal agent-written search warrants, and just plain government spying. This is according to Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, who, when he asked the government to tell him what it was doing to violate our privacy, was given a briefing that was classified. The senator — one of just a few in the U.S. Senate who believes that the Constitution means what it says — was required by federal law to agree not to reveal what spies and bureaucrats told him during the briefing in reply to his inquiries about the government’s violations of the right to privacy.

The rules for classified briefings of members of Congress on areas of government behavior that the government wants to keep from its employers — the American people — are a real Catch-22. Those rules allow representatives and senators to interrogate government officials about government behavior that they are afraid to reveal, and it requires those officials to answer honestly and completely, but the rules keep the interrogations secret and they expressly prohibit members of Congress from telling anyone what they have learned.

So Mr. Paul and his colleagues who joined in the secret briefing now know the terrible truth about the government watching us, but they cannot reveal what they know. Mr. Paul, who is the son of Rep. Ron Paul — the greatest congressional defender of limited government in our era — when asked what he learned at these secret briefings, and aware that he could be prosecuted for telling the truth, chose a fictional word to describe the vast number of violations of privacy at the hands of federal agents revealed to him in the briefings — gazillions. Mr. Paul’s personal courage in using a word like gazillions to convey an oblique message of truth in the face of an unjust law that commanded his silence reminded me of St. Thomas More’s silence in the face of an unjust law that commanded his assent to the king’s headship of the Church.

The feds are no more happy with the senator’s personal courage than the king was with St. Thomas More’s, but there is not much they can do about it. If you check out your dog-eared Webster’s Unabridged you will find that it does not list the word “gazillions” or any form of it. Yet most of us hearing or seeing that word understand it to mean some huge — perhaps even incalculable — number.

The point here is terrifying. If the government derives its powers from the consent of the governed, how can it do things to us for which we have never given consent? And when it does these things — like send a drone over your back yard to learn who is coming to your Saturday barbeque or to see what fertilizer you are using in your vegetable garden or to take a peek into your living room or bedroom — and when the laws that the government has written prevent our elected representatives from telling us what it is doing, we are at the doorstep of tyranny. The government gave Mr. Paul the distinct impression that it was afraid of our exercise of our personal freedoms and thus it needs to watch us as we do so. This is the same government whose stated principal purpose is to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, and thus personal freedom.

What has become of the Jeffersonian value of the primacy of the individual over the government in a free society? How have we lost the American value that the government works for us, we don’t work for the government? What remains of the constitutionally-guaranteed right to be left alone?

The answer to these questions goes to the nature of human freedom and personal courage. Freedom lies in our hearts, but to survive it must do more than just lie there. Its essence is the exercise of unfettered choices and those we make address our perpetual yearning for truth. This is a natural process that — just like the muscles in our bodies — will atrophy if unused.

So, when the government scares us into the nonuse of freedom, we have only ourselves to blame when Big Brother comes calling. And when he does come, on his face there will be no smile.

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OBAMA’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE – Sheriff Joe Arpaio Press Conference Part Duex

I am not a birther by nature.  It has taken a lot of compelling evidence to bring me around on this issue.   The question I have is, if these guys are full of shit, and I do not think they are, why won’t the MSM report on this ?  Is this not a big deal no matter what the truth is ?

It seems possible and logical and with enough compelling evidence that the sitting President of the United States is a fraud.

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FEDERAL JUDGE BANS OBAMA’S ‘INDEFINITE DETENTION OF AMERICAN CITIZENS; CALLS NDAA UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Seems everyone else knows it is unconstitutional except Barack.   With his long list of Executive Orders, Proclamations and Memorandums and Bills he has signed in on.  It looks like push will come to shove.   This is such a big deal to those of paying attention that state lawmakers in both Utah and Virginia have proposed legislation that would negate provisions of the NDAA on a local level.

Per RT

Judge Katherine B. Forrest has answered a request made by US President Barack Obama last month to more carefully explain a May 16 ruling made in a Southern District of New York courtroom regarding the National Defense Authorization Act. Clarifying the meaning behind her injunction, Judge Forrest confirms in an eight-page memorandum opinion this week that the NDAA’s controversial provision that permits  indefinite detention cannot be used on any of America’s own citizens.

Last month Judge Forrest ruled in favor of a group of journalists and activists whom filed a suit challenging the constitutionality of Section 1021 of the NDAA, a defense spending bill signed into law by President Obama on New Year’s Eve. Specifically, Judge Forrest said in her injunction that the legislation contained elements that had a “chilling impact on First Amendment rights” and ruled that no, the government cannot imprison Americans over suspected ties with terrorists.

“In the face of what could be indeterminate military detention, due process requires more,” said the judge.

Check out the full ARTY here.

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John McCain calls Obama foreign policy “feckless”? Really ?!

John MCCain.  He is a funny little man.  Always reminding us how he was a POW.  Just such an angry dude.  I find it laughable that he would call Obama’s foreign policy feckless.  Obama’s and Bush’s policies are near identical and much in line with McCain’s.  I find both of these ass-hats idea of foreign policy extremely dangerous to our country.

From RT NEWS

In an interview with Fox News Sunday, US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) accused Barack Obama for embracing a feckless policy and punting tough decisions until after the November presidential election. Specifically, he accused the current administration of relying on Russia to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict. Obama has opposed taking military action in Syria, a stance that has been criticized by a number of prominent Republicans. McCain has been one of the most outspoken critics of a lenient approach towards Russia. He heads the Senate Armed Services Committee and was Obama’s main opponent in the 2008 presidential election.

I don’t think Barack is handling the Iran situation well at all.  I DO believe he is carefully avoiding as many issues as possible as we near November.  What I do think, is that The Big O will indeed bring us to war with Iran and I do think McCain would just come himself if we do.   McCain is a war profiteer (as are many many people inside the Corporation.  McCain has recently demanded we go to war in Syria.

What is up with John McCain ?  This is the same piece of shit that sang “Bomb, bomb, bomb, Bomb, bomb Iran …………..” during his failed run at the Presidential Election in 2008.

Only Ron Paul would give us a humble foreign policy.   Anyone else is Danger Will Robinson.

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ROMNEY IS THE GOP NOMINEE. Er, uh, No. No, no,no,no.

But the MSM tells me Romney is already the nominee ? Ahhhhhhhh, yes.  But you don’t actually believe what the MSM tells you, do you ?

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ROMNEY SLAMS OBAMA FOR ALLOWING CASTRO TO COME TO US.

Diplomacy.  Diplomacy. Diplomacy.  Oh where art thou ?  The Cold War is over, yet we carry on with Cold War rhetoric, again, this being not of the most vital interests.  But wait, maybe it is.  Isn’t it time we started talking with Cuba ? A beautiful island nation just 90 miles from South Florida.   Why are we still doing this ? And why is Mitt making this a part of the campaign ? He says “They have ‘one of our own’ in their prison!”

Hello !  Mitt. We have more people in prisons than any country on earth, what does Alan Gross have to do with this ? Mr. Gross broke the law in that country.  Was it an insane law only a country like Cuba could make up ? Yeeeess.  But he still broke their law while in their country.

Per Wiki

Alan Phillip Gross (born May 2, 1949[1]) is an American social worker and international development professional.[2] In December 2009 he was arrested while in Cuba as a contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of a program funded under the 1996 Helms-Burton Act.[3] He was prosecuted in 2011 after being accused of crimes against the Cuban state for bringing satellite phones and computer equipment to members of Cuba’s Jewish community without the permit required under Cuban law,[4] and is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba.[3]

But I digress.

Per Politco

Mitt Romney chastised President Obama’s administration for allowing the daughter of Cuban head of state Raul Castro into the United States.

“I am greatly disturbed by the Obama administration’s decision to allow Mariel Castro, daughter of Raul Castro, to travel to the United States. We shouldn’t be extending an open hand to a regime engaged in the systematic and flagrant denial of basic human rights,” Romney said in a statement.

“While the Cuban regime engages in a fierce crackdown on dissent and continues to unjustly imprison one of our own citizens, Alan Gross, the Obama Administration should not be welcoming the daughter of a dictator. The United States should be standing up for those on the island who are risking their very lives fighting for freedom,” Romney said.

Castro was allowed into the United States to attend a meeting of the Latin American Studies Association. Romney’s condemnation follows on the heels of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) YouTube comments, where the Cuban-American politican called the younger Castro an “arm” of the regime and slammed the visa as “shameful.”

The Cuban-American community is highly anti-Castro — and the issue could resonate among an influential Florida constituency that is a bit more conservative than the wider Latino community.

I would prefer our lame politicians (Wait, Mitt isn’t even a politician) to focus on a more humble foreign policy.  One of trade, diplomacy, peace and prosperity.   Does anyone ever stop to think, that on this island, we have a Major Naval Base, home to GITMO ?  Yet, we run smack and point fingers.

The woman is visiting so she can speak on gay and lesbian rights on a panel Thursday about the politics of sexual diversity during the annual congress of the Latin American Studies Assn., but of course Mitt has to make this a major issue, er non issue, er issue.

My favorite part is Mitt saying “”While the Cuban regime engages in a fierce crackdown on dissent …”  What the fuck does he think our own government is moving towards ? Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  Stella !

What I would really dig, is for Mitt and Obama to shut up and tell us exactly what they play on doing to unfuck this countries major issues.  Why is it, only Ron Paul has clearly stated exactly what he will do ?  Do I even need to answer that for you ? You know, right ?  I have to agree with Fidel when he slammed the GOP:

 “The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalised and expansive empire is – and I mean this seriously – the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been,”

I don’t know.  Instead of slamming The Big O for allowing Castro’s daughter to visit, perhaps we should acknowledge that it is a rare gesture of goodwill.  I don’t agree with anything Obama says or does (most of the time) and would rather see him ousted like the Lakers will surely be, but with Mitt using this as a campaign slander attack, is just .. is just …

Look.  Here’s the deal.  This bullshit cold war smack towards Cuba, does not hurt that countries leaders or ruling class.  It only hurts the PEOPLE.  The SERFS.  The men, women and children.  Just like those Sanctions against Iran, it isn’t hurting anyone other than the ones who will be hurt the most.   People like you and me.  Think about it.

Oh jesus.  Just vote Ron Paul suckas.

UNPLUG, EDUCATE YOURSELF, PREPARE.

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WHY DO OTHER COUNTRIES HATE US ?

This is the first part in a series of terms, ideas, theories and common sense in regards to the issues that face our nation.  It seems the election and media are talking about everything but the real issues we face and what is happening in our country, the once great, free and proud.

Foreign Policy.  George Bush (the dumb one) ran his entire campaign on a humble foreign policy and no policing the world.  He spoke of ‘No Nation Building’ (Overthrowing leaders of other countries and installing our own; the Shah for example,) all in the name of promoting democracy and peace, yes, I know …the fucking irony.   Let us start with the $64,000 Question.

Why do they attack us ?

It isn’t because we are free, or Christian, or have Starbucks, or treat our women equally or what ever absurd reasons I have read and heard, they attack for simply one reason and one alone.

BLOWBACK

Per Wiki

Blowback is the espionage term for unintended consequences of a covert operation that are suffered by the civil population of the aggressor government. To the civilians suffering the blowback of covert operations, the effect typically manifests itself as “random” acts of political violence without a discernible, direct cause; because the public—in whose name the intelligence agency acted—are ignorant of the effected secret attacks that provoked revenge (counter-attack) against them.[1] Specifically, blowback denotes the resultant, violent consequences—reported as news fact, by domestic and international mass communications media, when the actor intelligence agency hides its responsibility via media manipulation. Generally, blowbackloosely denotes every consequence of every aspect of a secret attack operation, thus, it is synonymous with consequence—the attacked victims’ revenge against the civil populace of the aggressor country, because the responsible politico-military leaders are invulnerable.

I remember when Ron Paul, during the 2008 Election Primary’s brought this up.  The audience, the moderators and the clowns next to him on stage all gasped and mocked Paul.  Especially Rudy Giuliani (Who runs his entire legacy on just happening to be the Mayor of New York during 9/11)

In this video, Ron Paul explains the damage that an interventionist policy can have when it comes to violent blowback.  It is like Foreign Policy for Dummies and of course  Giuliani is one of the dumbest of them all.

Chalmers Johnson has a great quote and wrote a series on this:

“In Blowback, I set out to explain why we are hated around the world. The concept “blowback” does not just mean retaliation for things our government has done to and in foreign countries. It refers to retaliation for the numerous illegal operations we have carried out abroad that were kept totally secret from the American public. This means that when the retaliation comes — as it did so spectacularly on September 11, 2001 — the American public is unable to put the events in context. So they tend to support acts intended to lash out against the perpetrators, thereby most commonly preparing the ground for yet another cycle of blowback.

Dumb it down on a personal level if you still can’t grasp this.  If you are schoolyard bully and always leaning on the other kids and one day, some kid strikes back, would you be that surprised ?

Ron Paul is THE ONLY CANDIDATE that speaks of ending the wars, bringing the troops home, a humble, non interventionist foreign policy, no policing the world and no nation building.   THE ONLY ONE.  PERIOD.    If you do not understand this, or have trouble grasping the difference between Military Spending and Defense Spending … wait, I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt.  Surely you know the difference ?  Right ?

Unplug, educate and prepare.

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