Sunday, April 6, 2014

The 2nd Amendment Protects all Other American Rights

Couldn’t logout for the night without sharing another brilliant video that forewarns to protect liberty we must protect all the rights as outlined within the Bill of Rights… YiT ~ Shelly


Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II

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.

Amendment III

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

Amendment VII

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

Progressive Agenda Cries Foul on Supreme Court Campaign Ruling: Remains Silent on Comcast – Time Warner Merger

Well it has been a while since anything really motivated me to post to my blog, but these items brought forth a need to ask why?  Why is the public so silent to the real loss of independent thought, personal choice and diversity?  These recent items in the national news require the reader to look for the nexus between political parties, media monopolies and big money influence over politics and social issues.
The media would have us fearful of the ability for individuals to give privately to political candidates of their own choice, but no fear is sown for mega-media monopolization.  Over the past ten years the progressive mafia have made it their business to whack anyone who they perceive to be a threat to their agenda.  Look at what happened to a Brendan Eich, CEO of Mozilla.  The fascist behavior and intolerance is on full display.  Pay attention!  Just like the actions of Mozzilla to one of their own, Time Warner and Comcast have deep ties to the Progressive Agenda and all who fail to grasp the danger of too big to fail in media, need to do their homework on how the progressive agenda is steam rolling America into a form of tyranny that she may not recover from.
Pay attention America.  While the main stream media cries foul with the left side of their mouth, their right side silently grins at the perceived brilliance of their actions that go unnoticed or heralded by their supposed opponents.  I ask why?  Do you?
YiT ~ Shelly

Supreme Court strikes down overall limits on political contributions

Published April 02, 2014 - FILE: June 20, 2013: The U.S. Supreme Court building, in Washington, D.C.AP
Supreme Court BIG TOP.jpgWASHINGTON –  The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled Wednesday that limits on the total amount of money individuals can give to candidates, political parties and political action committees are unconstitutional.
The major ruling, which was hailed by Republican congressional leaders as a First Amendment victory, removes the cap on contributions, which was set at $123,200 for 2014. It does not change limits, though, on individual contributions for president or Congress, currently set at $2,600 per election.
Chief Justice John Roberts announced the decision, which split the court's liberal and conservative justices.
“Money in politics may at times seem repugnant to some, but so too does much of what the First Amendment vigorously protects,” Roberts wrote in the majority opinion. “If the First Amendment protects flag burning, funeral protests and Nazi parades – despite the profound offense such spectacles cause – it surely protects political campaign speech despite popular opinion.”
The overall limits "intrude without justification on a citizen's ability to exercise `the most fundamental First Amendment activities,"' Roberts said, quoting from the court's seminal 1976 campaign finance ruling in Buckley v. Valeo.  Justice Clarence Thomas agreed with the outcome of the case, but wrote separately to say that he would have gone further and wiped away all contribution limits.
Others, though, described the ruling as a major blow to vital campaign finance rules. 
Continue reading article at this link.

How Comcast Bought the Democratic Party

A huge merger brought about by high-intensity lobbying goes unopposed.

By Matthew Continetti 
 

 


The communications giant Comcast announced in February that it would buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, creating the largest cable provider in America, with more than 33 million customers. That is about one third of the U.S. cable- and satellite-television market. FCC approval is required for the merger to go into effect. Critics of the deal say it would lessen competition and lead to even shoddier customer service. They are probably right, as all of us will soon find out, because there is little chance the merger will be stopped. Comcast, Time Warner, and their political fixers have spent years preparing for this moment — by buying off the Democratic party.
Comcast, which employs more than 100 lobbyists, spent almost $19 million last year on lobbying activities. Its president and CEO, Brian L. Roberts, is a golf buddy of President Obama’s, and a Democratic donor who has contributed thousands of dollars not only to the president’s campaigns, but also to the Democratic party of Pennsylvania, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the DNC Services Corporation, and to Steny Hoyer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Bob Casey. Roberts’s executive vice president, David Cohen, is a former aide to Democratic bigwig Ed Rendell. Cohen skirts lobbying regulations through loopholes, has raised more than $2 million for Obama since 2007, and in 2011 hosted a DNC fundraiser at which the president called him “friend.” Cohen has visited the White House 14 times since 2010, including two visits to the Oval Office. He attended the recent dinner for President Hollande of France.
Cohen plays a major role in the Comcast Foundation, which has disbursed more than $3 billion since 2001, primarily to “groups that serve African-Americans, Latinos, and Asians” and other segments of the Democratic coalition. You will be surprised to learn that many of the groups to whom the Comcast Foundation has donated now support the proposed merger. Of the $33 million Comcast has spent on political campaigns since 1989, more than half, or some $18 million, has gone to Democrats. Barack Obama is No. 1 on the list of the top ten recipients of Comcast’s largesse. There are four Republicans on the list.
Continue reading article at this link.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Are B.O.’s Administration Policies beginning to Stink Up America?

I found this article at techdirt.com to be an interesting aside to all of the false hysteria President Obama preached about at his public speech yesterday.

Pass the Right Guard, cause it’s going to be a long, sweaty hot summer for B.O.

YiT ~  Shelly


Obama Promise To 'Protect Whistleblowers' Just Disappeared From Change.gov

from the not-the-change-we-were-looking-for dept

The folks from the Sunlight Foundation have noticed that the Change.gov website, which was set up by the Obama transition team after the election in 2008 has suddenly been scrubbed of all of its original content. They noted that the front page had pointed to the White House website for a while, but you could still access a variety of old material and agendas. They were wondering why the administration would suddenly pull all that interesting archival information... and hit upon a clue. A little bit from the "ethics agenda":

Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process.
Yeah. That statement seems a bit embarrassing at the very same time Obama's administration is threatening trade sanctions against anyone who grants asylum to Ed Snowden. Also... at the same time that we get to see how whistleblower Bradley Manning's "full access to courts and due process" will turn out. So far, it's been anything but reasonable, considering that the UN has already condemned Manning's treatment as "cruel and inhuman." And people wonder why Snowden left the country...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Welcome to America–How May We Spy on You?

It has truly become disturbing that “We the People,” the citizens of America are not demanding that unwarranted searches and privacy violations, must be stopped immediately.    The Federal Governments actions to inventory the private citizen’s of this Country is an appalling fact that this nation will regret and our children, or grandchildren and ever-after they will ask us; “Why did everyone do nothing to stop this?”  Of course, since they’ve never truly experienced the type of freedom I had in my youth, they’ll never know what was stolen from them.

If we do not protect all of your civil rights, we will soon have no civil rights.  Come on America, wake-up and tell your Senators and Congress to stop this madness.

YiT – Shelly


Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.

Declan McCullagh by Declan McCullagh / July 25, 2013 11:26 AM PDT

(Credit: Photo illustration by James Martin/CNET)

The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed.

If the government is able to determine a person's password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user. Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused.

"I've certainly seen them ask for passwords," said one Internet industry source who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We push back."

A second person who has worked at a large Silicon Valley company confirmed that it received legal requests from the federal government for stored passwords. Companies "really heavily scrutinize" these requests, the person said. "There's a lot of 'over my dead body.'"

Some of the government orders demand not only a user's password but also the encryption algorithm and the so-called salt, according to a person familiar with the requests. A salt is a random string of letters or numbers used to make it more difficult to reverse the encryption process and determine the original password. Other orders demand the secret question codes often associated with user accounts.

"This is one of those unanswered legal questions: Is there any circumstance under which they could get password information?"
--Jennifer Granick, Stanford University

Click here to read the full article.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

We Will No Longer Accept the Lies!

Is this the message that will register with the voters for 2014?  “No More Lies,” was the speech delivered by Glenn Beck, in Washington D.C., on June 19th, 2013.  With all of the recent deception that has been revealed on major incidents that under normal circumstances should have demanded for recalls, firings and even impeachment of political leaders for their actions, I wonder if people would recognize the truth if it stared them in the face?

Benghazi / Fast and Furious / Tea Party vs. IRS / NSA violation of the 4th Amendment

The 2014 election cycle for Washington State and Whatcom County is an opportunity to put people into office who are principled believers in the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Washington State Constitution (view electronic image of the original WA State Constitution here).  Don’t let this opportunity slip past you.  The only thing required will be to take the time necessary to research the candidates and get to know them a bit before casting your vote.  The primary is just around the corner, August 6th, 2013, will be here soon.

Things to ask Candidates at Political Forums:Image_of_Cover_Constitution_of_the_State_of_Washington

How long have you lived here?

What’s your current job?

Have you ever worked in the private sector?

Do you own your own private home, or property?

Do you have children?

Have you served in the military?

Will you insure that the individual is lawfully protected from the actions of the Crowd?

What’s your vision for Whatcom County, or your City?

What do you perceive your duties of office to be?

Can you read a financial report?

Is debt a good or bad thing?

YiT ~  Shelly


Monday, June 10, 2013

GB Message to Save America

The past week Glenn Beck appeared to be suffering from laryngitis, but has now had it confirmed that he is suffering from temporary paralysis of his larnyx.  If "We the People," were unable to hear Glenn Beck speak the truth aloud again, would we stop listening or working to restore Ameriica?  I want to personally thank Glenn Beck for everything he's done thus far and to let him know that I would miss hearing him deliver his monologues, or speaking truth to adversity, but I would understand if he were unable to return to the full-time radio and TV.  Glenn Beck has truly changed a lot of peoples lives and I know that he's changed mine forever.

YiT ~  Shelly

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Speech that Rocked Virginia

E.W. Jackson is running for Lt. Governor in the State of Virginia.  Most Lt. Governor races are fairly blasé due to the fact that the Lt. Governor’s role is a fairly limited one with regards to policy and legislation to a State. But, if the fire in this politician’s belly resonates, as the fire-in-the-belly of politicians like Cruz, Paul, Rubio, Lee and our own Rep. Jason Overstreet; America does have hope to regain her stature as “the shining light upon the hill.”

LET FREEDOM RING!

YiT ~  Shelly