Yearly Archives: 2012

LEAVE MY CONSTITUTION ALONE!!!

Normally I would apologize for yelling in my title, but I mean to yell this time. There is another constitutional professor, this time writing in the New York Slimes, about abandoning our Constitution. You can read the liberal tripe here:

Let’s Give Up on the Constitution

This article is fraught with liberal logic and is completely off-track.

Here are just a few examples, with my comments in italics…

1. “Why should anyone care? Why should a lame-duck House, 27 members of which were defeated for re-election, have a stranglehold on our economy?”

Because taxation directly affects WE the People and the House is designed to be immediately responsive to the people. 

2. “Our obsession with the Constitution has saddled us with a dysfunctional political system, kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues and inflamed our public discourse.”

No, our obsession with American Idol has saddled us with dysfunctional politicians. Only in America can Congress have a 9% approval rating and have a 93% incumbency re-election rate.

3. “As someone who has taught constitutional law for almost 40 years, I am ashamed it took me so long to see how bizarre all this is.”

Teaching constitutional law does not make you a constitutional scholar; it makes you a scholar of constitutional case law. Many a lawyer I know says they were never taught the constitution in law school, just constitutional case law. Teaching constitutional case precedence does not translate into learning constitutional principles.

4. “…a group of white propertied men who have been dead for two centuries, knew nothing of our present situation, acted illegally under existing law and thought it was fine to own slaves might have disagreed with this course of action.” 

This is where he shows his true liberal colors with this tired old academic tripe. The brilliance in the Constitution is that it can be amended, for better or for worse. You don’t like it? Change it. The Founders understood the times would change and gave us the safest mechanism for changing our system of government. 

5. “Before the Civil War, abolitionists like Wendell Phillips and William Lloyd Garrison conceded that the Constitution protected slavery, but denounced it as a pact with the devil that should be ignored.”

The Constitution did not protect slavery; it said it was to be dealt with in 20 years after our nation grew strong enough to deal with it. Was this the best solution? No I don’t believe so but had Congress acted in 1807 on the slavery issue instead of kicking the can down the road for half a century we may have prevented the Civil War. That being said, it was dealt with.

 6. “The deep-seated fear that such disobedience would unravel our social fabric is mere superstition. As we have seen, the country has successfully survived numerous examples of constitutional infidelity.”

 To use the stated examples in his article as positive occurrences of “constitutional infidelity” shows his ignorance in American history, pre-revolutionary times. Our Founders declared that we would be a nation of laws; laws that were based on “the laws of nature and Nature’s God…” as Jefferson wrote in our Declaration of Independence.

Of course he says he wants to keep parts of the Constitution, such as freedom of the press, so he can continue to publish his anti-constitutional tripe.

Very well Mr. Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University, go ahead and take out your black magic marker and blot out the parts of the Constitution you don’t like and we’ll all fall in line.

 

DiFi’s Folly

Dave Jeffers, Founder & President of Aletheia Group L.L.C & Author of "Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland" shares his thoughts on Sen Dianne Feinstein's plan to go after our 2nd Amendment rights...

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My Christmas Wish

 

 

If anyone is looking for a last minute gift for me, here's an idea.

Please, somehow, someway, can we please get rid of John Boehner as Speaker of the House?

Or, and if you're looking for a small stocking stuffer for me, thrown in the ouster of Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader.

These two men lack one essential ingredient to be the two most powerful leaders in the House of Representatives.

Any idea what it is?

L - E - A - D - E - R - S - H - I - P

That's right, leadership. It may just be my naiveté, or my 22 years in the Army, of which four I taught leadership to senior noncommissioned officers, or just common sense, that to be a leader, you need, well, the ability to lead!

And yet these two men have bungled, fumbled, stumbled, and tumbled over themselves and anyone else in their way trying to appease Obama and the Democrats.

And if that wasn't bad enough, House conservatives who oppose them are being pushed out of key committee seats.

So, it is high time WE the People push back and demand that the new 113th Congress in January begin with new leadership in the House of Representatives.

Continuing In The Madness

 Moreover I saw under the sun:

In the place of judgment,
Wickedness was there;
And in the place of righteousness,
Iniquity was there.
(Ecclesiastes 3:16)

In light of the terrible killing we've witnessed just this month, shall we continue in the madness and try to make up for human depravity with fruitless gun control, or shall we come now and let us reason together and have an honest discussion.

We can blame the horrific killing of innocent children supposedly safe at school on pseudo-assault weapons or we can look at a morally rotting society long at a decaying state. I wrote in this week's column "Unshackled" in The Truth Newsletter:

We have to deal with the core issue. Man is depraved and when God and His laws are ignored, society splinters and eventually shatters into anarchy and chaos. 

We are a splintered society, and the shards of anarchy and chaos are everywhere we step.

It is Christmas week. The angels told the shepherds in the field:

I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

America needs good tidings of great joy. Long ago in the city of David, that Savior, who is Christ the Lord, was born to each of us.

The Prophet Isaiah foretold us Whom Jesus would be:

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 
(Isaiah 9:6)

America desperately needs a Counselor we can call Wonderful. Our country needs to return to Our Mighty God who is the Everlasting Father. This world of despair needs the Prince of Peace.

That is my Christmas Wish.

I wish you Jesus...

Rush Is Right

I'm no Dittohead but I will give credit where credit where credit is due and Rush Limbaugh nails it today on how the GOP Establishment always, as in every time, picks losers. Take a look:

This is in line with what we will be addressing here at Aletheia Group LLC in the coming days and months.

Please share this with all your friends, relatives, associates, and neighbors.

 

Who’s Your Base?

Mitt Romney at Values Voters Summit

The Republican Party needs to answer this question. 

In less than a week after the reelection of Barack Hussein Obama and the drubbing of moderate GOP candidate Mitt Romney, a self-described "severe conservative," we are being told by GOP Establishment types, Inside the Beltway "conservative" pundits, and of course the Left Stream Media that the party of conservatives needs to become more moderate.

Today on ABC's The View, Newt Gingrich answered Barbara Walters question about where the GOP went wrong: 

"I think as a party we fundamentally misunderstood the American people."

Newt was right in saying our approach at outreach was flawed, but the party platform clearly understand the American people and more importantly, represents the average American.

What must first happen is for the GOP intelligentsia must decide who is its base.

Barack Obama and the Democratic Party did an outstanding job at reaching out to and getting out its base on Election Day. The Republicans did not. In fact, if values voters are supposedly the GOP's base, can you show me any substantial outreach to the base after the GOP convention?

So, those in charge need to come now let us reason together and decide if their base is the moderate and independent voters or the conservative/values voters who single-handedly put them into and have kept them in power.

I doubt the current crop of Republican Party leaders will ever come to the point that they admit they abandoned their base.

So there are only two solutions as I see it for we conservative values voters.

We either take over the party, or leave it wholesale.

More on that to follow...

 

Amateurish Assumptions

 

For some reason I feel compelled to wade into the presidential prediction pool. To borrow a phrase from my friend Sharron Angle, what looks like a hot tub ends up being a cesspool. I don’t do political prognostications for a living; I doubt more than a hundred people really care about my political opinions. I do this out of some sick pleasure, one that can only be cured through expensive therapy, barbaric shock treatments, or the laying on of hands.

I wonder if Benny Hinn is available.

At any rate, my presidential prediction outcome is actually with the prevailing political punditry “wisdom.” I am predicting Mitt Romney is going to win by a landslide, both in the popular vote and the Electoral College. I know right? Talk about going out on a limb.

Using my highly inaccurate and unscientific, albeit top secret, prognostication formula (which means I’m guessing), I predict Mitt Romney will win the popular vote 52% to 47% for Barack Obama. What happened to the other 1%? What do you think?

It is the Electoral College that had me actually doing some research, but I am predicting that Mitt Romney will have won enough states by 7pm Central time (when the polls close in the Florida Panhandle where I live), that he will be declared the winner by at least FOXNews. The others will come along after they hear that ACORN, SEIU, and the Obama attorneys say there is no hope of a second term.

Now I’m about to get real serious. I’m actually going to predict which states will go for Romney and their total electoral votes.

New Hampshire          4
Pennsylvania              20
Virginia                       13
North Carolina           15
Florida                         29
Ohio                             18
Wisconsin                    10
Iowa                               6

Those eight states alone gives Romney 115 electoral votes and with West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah as safe Republican states, that is an additional 235 electoral votes for a total of 350 Electoral College votes.

If I wanted to get way beyond myself I could have thrown in the sure pile Nevada and Colorado for an additional 15 votes (total 365 votes) and if my vertigo was active I could have heaped on Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Oregon for 26 more, which means Romney would end up with 391 Electoral College votes.

I’m really tempted to go all out but like the Nissan commercial I hear a horn honking somewhere in the background so I’ll keep it “safe” predicting a 350 vote total.

So there you have it! You heard here first if you don’t read Dick Morris’ column.

If we're both wrong please send all your hate mail and ridicule notes to dick@dickmorris.com cuz he’s the one who does it for a living.

Me? I’m the guy in need of shock treatment.

Election Guide

Many of you have been asking for my thoughts on the different amendments and judgeships up for retention. My apologies for getting this out on the first day of early voting, but it was hard to come up with information on all of this, with the exception of the state supreme court justices. I am voting no on all three of them for retention. 

At any rate, here are "my picks":

US Senate: Connie Mack

US Congressman: Jeff Miller

State Senator Dis. 2: Greg Evers

Sheriff:  Wendell Hall

Justice of the Supreme Court: "No" on R. Fred Lewis, Barbara J. Pariente, and Peggy A. Quince

First Court of Appeal: "No" on Simone Marstiller,  "Yes" on Stephanie Ray, Ron Swanson, and Brad Thomas

Santa Rosa County School Board Member District 4:  Jenny Granse

On the Amendments I am voting "Yes" on #1, #2, #4, #6, #8, #9, #10, and #11. 

I am voting "No" on Amendments #3, #5, and #12.

I don't promise these to be great picks, but in my limited capacity this was the best I could come up with. 

Happy Voting!

For Liberty!

Dave

A Time for Testing

By Tony Ruboletta

Richard Mourdock, the Republican Senatorial candidate in Indiana has made his choice.  Mourdock is unequivocal in his belief that human life is sacred.  He recently stated that an unborn child conceived as a result of rape is "something God intended to happen."  Naturally, the godless left sees an opportunity for a populist appeal that has no other purpose than to win an election and split the opposition, not just from each other but also from God.  Mourdock challenges us to make the uncomfortable choice of worldly acceptance versus divine consequences.  Is innocent life sacred or is sympathy for the victim of a crime paramount?

The difficulty here is not discerning good from evil but of making a choice that may not be popular.  The intended murder victim is unseen, unknown, unwanted, and totally innocent of any crime.  The rape victim is seen, known and faces a severe challenge.  All are being tested, including those who "distance" themselves from Mourdock for fear of the impact on an election.

The controversy surrounding Mourdock is on the front line of the war of good against evil.  This theater of war disguises the combatants and the issue. If you oppose abortion, you are portrayed as being against women's rights, women's health, and women in general.  I cannot lay my finger on that verse of Scripture that allows women to kill their unborn children.  Nor can I find that verse that grants women special rights to overturn Scripture. Abortion is a wedge issue with a far more insidious purpose than dividing men and women.  Its deeper purpose is to separate men and women from God. We are all being tested.

Testing applies to America's churches as well.  The "falling away" of prophecy is so obvious for most churches but in some cases, it becomes a comedy of hypocrisy.  A small group of black Christian church leaders made it public they were upset with Obama's support for homosexual marriage.

This group has publicly withdrawn their support for Obama's campaign.  Just one question: where was this group on abortion?  Was that page ripped out of their Bibles but the one sanctifying marriage was not?  Obama not only supports abortion but also supported legislation that mandates the state complete the execution if the aborted child survives the attempted murder. These churches were tested and failed.

Richard Mourdock has taken a principled stand and the godless are drooling at the prospect this can be exploited to defeat his campaign.  Abortion is not a women's issue.  It is a confrontation between good and evil and Mourdock stated where he stands.  We are all being tested and those who excoriate Mourdock have failed.  Those who say the topic of abortion does not belong in politics have also failed the test.  It is what we approve and disapprove as a society, by the laws we pass or fail to pass through the politicians that we elect that will either pass or fail the test.

Free will is both a gift and a curse.  With the liberty to make choices come the consequences of those choices.  I was once asked if I had to think when making choices between good and evil.  The question surprised me because making the distinction between good and evil requires knowledge of the difference and the ability to make a rational comparison.  If the worldly consequences are the only consideration, the distinction between good and evil resolves to a cost and benefit analysis where good and evil are merely words to describe a comparison.

The real test of free will is not necessarily choosing between one action and another, but choosing between worldly consequences and divine consequences.  If you have the luxury of not believing in God, cost and benefit analysis is adequate to the task and morality is simply a matter of how the consequences are weighted.  Believers do not have this luxury because the divine consequences outweigh any worldly consequences regardless of how unpleasant those may be.

Whether you are a believer or not, the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy is in our face and progressing.  Even a casual comparison of world events with Scripture reveals either a remarkable series of coincidences or the validity of God's word.  We live in a time for testing where no choice is inconsequential and more often than not, the worldly and divine consequences are at odds.  Nowhere is this more evident than in the choices we make for political leadership.

Tony Rubolotta works in the technology industry.