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Presidential Seal.

Whereas…

… the United States of America is currently blessed with SIX living Presidents, and

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Devvy Kidd the dynamite redheadBy: Devvy
October 6, 2013
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This past week most of us have probably seen some, if not a great deal of the games played by Harry Reid and his Comrades. Name calling, hissy fits and political strategy: force the Republicans to partially shut down the government.

Not that the Republicans are any better. (more…)

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Presidential Seal.

Whereas…

… the United States of America is currently blessed with SIX living Presidents, and

Whereas…

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From We The People’s Matt Erickson:

Talk about throwing gasoline on the fire.

Last night, the Wenatchee City Council unanimously voted to go to court to shut down our signature drive. Councilman  Doug Miller has written the Reagan Wing to point out that he was not present and, thus, distanced himself from their actions.

seeking a public vote on letting the people decide on red-light cameras in Wenatchee.

This is the most egregious anti-First Amendment action I’ve ever seen.  (more…)

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Michele St. Pierre (c) 2010
Poverty is a Weapon of Mass Destruction

A friend of mine who lives in North Snohomish County on acreage came to realize that people were trespassing on her property, clearing trails in the woods and perhaps stealing from her garden. She could never quite catch them, although sometimes caught glimpses of them or heard voices through the woods after her dogs barked in their direction.

She was concerned and wondered what was going on. She found footprints that looked like a man’s, a teenager’s or woman’s and disturbingly enough, two barefoot children, approximately 3-5 years old.

We both were out to dinner with a another friend who lives about a mile away from my friend above. She said that she had seen a family standing out on the road several mornings while she was driving to work. They looked a bit disheveled and confused and one morning she stopped and asked them if they were okay and if they needed anything.I Want to Work

They replied that they could use some food. She went back to her house and brought them some food and conversed with them a bit. They said they were part of a homeless camp of about 100 plus people who were living quietly in the large swath of woods that exists between the houses of my two friends. (more…)

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With thanks to Doktor Jeep, for alerting us to an essay that we recommend as worthy of your effort in these historic times. Wrestle with it.  Here are some snippets:

conservatives tend to dig their own graves, with the result that their enemies have much less trouble disposing of them. (more…)

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With a hat tip to Doc.

This sort of knowledge is not only important, it is essential for anyone who seeks to help fix the mess in which we find ourselves.Don't tread on me

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

After spending a lifetime in politics John C. Calhoun (U.S. Senator, Vice President of the United States, Secretary of War) wrote his brilliant treatise, A Disquisition on Government, which was published posthumously shortly after his death in 1850. In it Calhoun warned that it is an error to believe that a written constitution alone is “sufficient, of itself, without the aid of any organism except such as is necessary to separate its several departments, and render them independent of each other to counteract the tendency of the numerical majority to oppression and abuse of power” (p. 26). The separation of powers is fine as far as it goes, in other words, but it would never be a sufficient defense against governmental tyranny, said Calhoun.

Moreover, it is a “great mistake,” Calhoun wrote, to suppose that “the mere insertion of provisions to restrict and limit the powers of the government, without investing those for whose protection they are inserted, with the means of enforcing their observance, will be sufficient to prevent the major and dominant party from abusing its powers” (emphasis added). The party “in possession of the government” will always be opposed to any and all restrictions on its powers. They “will have no need of these restrictions” and “would come, in time, to regard these limitations as unnecessary and improper restraints and endeavor to elude them . . .”

The “part in favor of the restrictions” (i.e., strict constructionists) would inevitably be overpowered. It is sheer folly, Calhoun argued, to suppose that “the party in possession of the ballot box and the physical force of the country, could be successfully resisted by an appeal to reason, truth, justice, or the obligations imposed by the constitution” (emphasis added). He predicted that “the restrictions [of government power in the Constitution] would ultimately be annulled, and the government be converted into one of unlimited powers.” He was right, of course.

This is a classic statement of the Jeffersonian states’ rights position.

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