The Exceptional Conservative
WHEN A CIVIL ACTION
IS ENOUGH TO TAKE
AWAY YOUR SECOND
BY KENNETH MCCLENTON
Good intentions are essential seeds by those on the Left in ridding the American citizen of his or her Constitutional rights. The District of Columbia City Council, emboldened by United States District Judge James E. Boasberg’s decision to uphold America’s strictest gun control laws in Heller vs. District of Columbia (Civil Action 08-1289) on May 15, 2014, wishes to strike while the iron is steamed. No doubt Richard Martinez cry of “Give me Gun Control Now or Give Me Death” engorged the sincere need of the City Council to act as guarantor of life and death and make certain that not another person falls victim to gun violence. Saying "we are all to blame" for the death of his 20-year-old son, Martinez urged the public to join him in demanding "immediate action" from members of Congress and President Barack Obama to curb gun violence by passing stricter gun-control laws. Of course, had no guns been available, Elliot Rodger, the real killer, would not have had any means of tragically murdering seven people in a fleeting rage attack in California. Unfortunately, few are reporting that “Three male victims were stabbed to death in the apartment before the shooting rampage.” Maybe they will bring it up at the next Congressional Hearing on Knife Control. I digress.
The DC City Council hosted a public hearing this morning, May 29, 2014, at 11:00 AM, to consider B20-0472 - TEMPORARY PROTECTION ORDER FIREARM RELINQUISHMENT AMENDMENT ACT OF 2013. What exactly is Bill B20-0472? It is a bill that requires “an individual subject to a temporary protective order to relinquish the individual’s firearms”. Protective orders are civil orders issued by a judge to prevent one person from committing certain acts against others. Under B20-0472, the District would have the power to take possession of any protective firearms that an individual possesses as demanded by the Courts. Yes, the same courts that believe that the City with the strictest gun control laws believes that the rules should be stricter. It pursuit of the Second Amendment, liberals leave behind the weapons of convenience—knives, baseball bats and tire irons. On Wednesday, 16-year-old Vincent Parker admitted in court to killing his parents, claiming he had grown tired of their seemingly routine punishments. The weapons of choice: eight knives, an aluminum baseball bat and crowbar. “I just remember getting mad,” he told investigators. “It’s all from my dad. All this stuff like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff,” local CBS affiliate WTKR cites him as saying. It’s the guns that are killing all of the people. I digress.
Many have not had the fancy of reviewing the second amendment in the coveted Bill of Rights of the US Constitution. It is written, “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." It is the right of American citizens to “keep and bear arms”. It is a right not merely for hunting, sport or collection but for protection of self, property and the Nation. As it is a continued pursuit of a free state, Americans must protect themselves from even a tyrannical government or military coup. Our Founding Fathers, men of virtue and not perfection, understood that there were always natural passions and desires in a fallen man that would make him a threat to society. They did not believe that State in and of itself had the capabilities or the character to maintain order without infringing on the rights of mankind. For this, keeping and bearing arms by the individual is most prudent. In District of Columbia v. Heller (07-290), the Supreme Court made it plain that States have the right to regulate and prohibit criminals and the mentally ill from possessing protective firearms. This serves as the bone of my contention. A protective order neither infers nor concludes that you or I are either mentally ill or a criminal. Yes my friends, protective orders are civil matters. While they do appear on a criminal record, a protective order does not indicate a criminal activity. Hence, no one should be stripped of their Constitutional right because of a civil action. What a brutish Philistine!? Yes, I know. Indict me. Condemn me. However, do not take away my natural right to defend myself.
Well there must have been a very good reason for a protective order. There may be. There may be not. In most cases, no one knows if a restraining, forgive me, protective order has been issued. Such matters are done ex-parte, meaning out of sight of the accused. The person, who claims that a restraint against you for fear of bodily harm must be issued by the court, does not have to be present and you cannot defend yourself. Time elapsed in the service and scheduling of the order may exceed 2 court weeks. An American citizen without protection and reliant upon the State may be harmful indeed. In the following questions, please consider your defense when there is a knock at the door by the Metropolitan Police to seize your protective arm(s) for merely being considered a menace to society by a loved one. What if the judge illegally issues a protective order? Ken no federal judge would play fast and loose with the law. I suppose that you are right. What if you did not know that there was a restraining order against you? Yeah, maybe it did not show up on Twitter! What if you did not intentionally violate the order? Now, here’s one that I know does not happen often in Urban America. What if you were falsely accused?
“I’m sorry, Baby. I just needed a little. You were mad and I was sad and we said things. We can work this out can’t we? I really thought you were going to do something that night!”
I am certain that a few kisses and hugs will make MPD speedily return your defensive arms to your home.
The Left immediately directs our attentions to the issues of domestic violence and abuse. The assertion is that every American citizen that legally owns a protective firearm is a suspect for revenge and retribution. How could anyone want someone to suffer at the hands of an enraged spouse, rebuffed lover or mentally disturbed son of an assistant director in Hollywood USA? Let us not put the emotional indictment of the grand court of public opinion without considering fully what powers are taken from the citizen and then, ceded to the State. No sane person wants anyone to suffer hurt, harm or danger. Our founding fathers understood squarely that it is a natural right for men to protect themselves fully in fear that government could never completely protect every citizen nor should be given the power to attempt such an exercise. However, futility is the lust of every liberal legislator and corruption of natural law with emotionally stained symbolism is the aphrodisiac.
If those on the Left are so concerned about the next son of an assistant Hollywood director getting the drop on his or her deranged beloved then, it would be prudent to make the accuser take arms and self-defense training from Marty Hayes and to receive counseling. By golly, maybe the Mayor and City Council can squabble over using those “pertinent” speed-rail dollars to have MPD protect families from the potential efforts of the accused. They could truly prevent crimes from ever happening.
Practically speaking, it makes little sense to disarm the innocent victims while the criminals are armed. It is especially silly to disarm the victims when too often the police are simply unable to protect them. As Richard Mack, former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, has observed: “Police do very little to prevent violent crime. We investigate crime after the fact.”
At this moment, common sense should kick in for a lot of persons that are not under the Kool-Aid induced utopic high of the Left. A criminal, a person who has committed a crime, will use whatever tool is at his disposal or financially secure whatever tool is needed to execute his nefarious actions. Whether it’s Wal-Mart or Lil’ Larry behind the convenience store, a criminal will exact his vengeance. It behooves us to get every tool and training available to the innocent to prepare them for the rages of men and women. Law-abiding citizens are not criminals but, the initial protectors of our society.
This election season is barren of successes by legislation or by executive orders for many a politician. Race, Gender and the Second Amendment are all of the tricks left in the bag of Leftists executives, jurists and legislators. We should not disparage the Second Amendment based on the noble intentions of the Left. It would certainly be a step in the right direction if the dethroned Mayor and City Council would spend more of their time commending those that protect the Second Amendment rather than cajoling others that threaten the natural rights of DC citizens. A protective order does not make one a criminal. A protective order does not take away the right of men and women to protect and defend. It is the emotional baggage of noble intentions that defile the politician into believing that retarding the natural rights of men and women will make them and us safer. Such are the hopes of the powerful that depend upon people becoming innocent victims to every “virginal” murderer rather than overcomers of deranged assailants. Stop identifying law-abiding citizens as criminals and start identifying guns as modes of protection. The faster we do so, the more lives we will save.
D.C. Council to Require Criminals
Possess Gun Liability Insurance by Kenneth McClenton
May 20, 2013 at 3:15 AM
If only Councilmembers Mary Cheh, Muriel Bowser and David
Catania understood that the role of the State was to protect the
inalienable rights of the citizenry then, the headline would be
apropos. The DC City Council, especially in reviewing Bill
20-170 “Firearm Insurance Amendment Act of 2013”,
identifies law abiding fire arms owners as criminals at best and/or
high rick property owners at worst. More akin to the restrictive
policies of Russia than the broad liberties protected in the US
Constitution, the City Council's gun control pursuits put at risk the
Second Amendment Rights of DC citizens. The DC City Council
ideologues and their electorate crudely rely upon the best intentions
of the Police State and reject placing supreme confidence in the
sovereignty of men. No matter how noble the intent or perfect the
outcome sought, the Progressive agenda puts the lives and liberties
of Urban dwellers at greatest risk.
The Firearm Insurance Amendment Act of 2013 requires “that
individuals secure liability insurance before obtaining a license to
own a firearm”. Yeah, its like when you purchase a home. You have
to have the hazard insurance before you go to settlement. You would
actually have to produce proof of insurance before you obtain your
license or weapon. Good luck with that! There currently is no such
insurance available anywhere! The great thing about radical
progressives is that they CAN make it up as they go along. Sure, Mr.
Gun Owner snickering right now thinks that he is in the clear.
WRONG! The Firearms Act amends the Firearms Control Regulations Act
of 1975 to “include reference to the insurance-liability
requirement.” Yep, that's right! Although it does not exist, you
should have had it when you bought your gun and successfully licensed
your weapons against the barriers erected by the DC
City Politburo. There is no grandfathering on this piece of
So what happens when a gun-owner calls his local Property and
Casualty Insurer? Besides the ear splitting laughter heard on the
other side, the said gun owner comes to the realization that he is
now the owner of a illegal firearm in the District. Sounds like you
will be visiting the local Metropoolitan Police Department--or Soviet
Firearms Confiscation Unit, whatever more fitting—to turn your
illegal weapon into the “gubment”! For those that have yet to
figure out this Wheel of Misfortune Puzzle, DC Democrats do not like
the Supreme Court and worst yet, believe that the Constitution only
applies to them taking your liberties and not obliging them. The ten
letter phrase you were looking for is MARTIAL LAW. Every citizen,
not criminal, would lose their Second Amendment Right and become
subject to the POLICE STATE. Even better, the proposed law states
that you will be presumed the owner of the weapon “if the weapon is
lost or stolen until the loss or theft is reported to the
Metropolitan Police Department”. Meaning if the weapon is lifted
from your home--”unawares”--then, you are responsible for
whatever happens—injuries, deaths, emotional damages, etc. Amazing
how this standard was not applied to the Obama Administration for
FAST and FURIOUS! The Utopic challenge by the DC City Politburo is
not meant to ensure the Constitutional Right of the Citizen but to
aggressively endorse President
Barack Hussein Obama's Gun Control pursuits.
March On Washington For
Gun Control Recognition Resolution Of 2013
Cnc. Annita Bonds
Cnc. David Catania
Cnc. David Grosso
Cnc. Jack Evans
Cnc. Jim Graham
Cnc. Kenyon McDuffie
Cnc. Marion Barry
Cnc. Mary M. Cheh
Cnc. Muriel Bowser
Cnc. Phil Mendelson
Cnc. Tommy Wells
Cnc. Vincent Orange
Cnc. Yvette Alexander
The DC City Council members disdain for the Second Amendment is
illustrated by their unanimous support for the “March on Washington
for Gun Control Recognition Resolution of 2013”. They perceieve
law abiding fire arms owners as high risk property owners at best
and/or criminals at worst. A crime is defined as “an act or the
commission of an act that is forbidden or the omission of a duty that
is commanded by a public law and that makes the offender liable to
punishment by that law; especially : a
gross violation of law”. A crime is often described as “heinous,
disgraceful, foolish and reprehensible”. For the Radical Left,
those that are found to be legal owners or committed to legally
owning a weapon are criminals dastardly planning the most heinous
act—enforcing the U.S. Constitution. Each of the Councilmembers
agree that the best way to wield control is to eliminate the liberty
of gun ownership. While this bill will certainly outlaw gun
ownership, it does nothing to focus on the true combatants of the
Rule of Law: individuals that illegally possess unlicensed weapons.
For some reason, I just do not imagine--unless I take Exit 1-Believe
off the Utopia turnpike—that pimps. pushers and hustlers will be
shopping for the best liability rates at State Farm, GEICO and
Nationwide. Don't let that stop the “I Believe I Can Fly” train
from passing by this intersection of reasoning and ideology. Even if
the true criminals chose to obey the law, they could not. Such
insurance does not exist.
So why would this piece of legislation be the “pursuit of
happiness” for the City Council? What best wepon could the
Progressives use to confiscate your personal property. By passing
this unconstitutional proposal, the DC Politburo will have
accomplished what President Obama failed through a United Nation's
Small Arms Treaty and a bi-partisan gun control measure in the US
confiscation. Joel Pollack of Breitbart's Big Government
“His opponents, the president insisted, refused to make it more
difficult for "dangerous criminals" to buy
weapons--ignoring one of the core arguments of the other side, namely
that dangerous criminals frequently ignore the law to obtain
weapons, while law-abiding citizens bear the burden of new rules and
restrictions. He reduced his opponents' motives to pure politics,
accusing them of being afraid of being punished by an organized,
The facts are plain. The gun control measures of the President
and those presented by Councilmembers Cheh, et al are not to improve
security for the sovereign individual or mitigate public safety
concerns. They are to rob citizens of their rights and to marshall
public opinion around the selacious myths of Home Rule style Martial
DC residents are lulled into thinking that gun control reduces
crime and that we can count on an aggressive police
force to use their omniscient, omnipotent powers to protect and
serve. In The Exceptionl Conservative Show's “God,
Guns and the Constitution”, we have presented rebuttal that gun
control does not reduce crime as much as enforcement of the Second
Amendment does. In fact, there are two things that have contributed
to the reduction in violent crimes and homocides in the Distrct: (1)
enforcement of current law and (2) gentrification. The Metropolitan
Police Department's crack down on gang violence, focus on
intra-governmental approaches to reducing gun and drug trafficking
and seizure of illegal weapons has assisted in lowering the homicide
rates. However, it does not fully explain why there is such a high
level of gun violence in a gun free state. Further investigation
reveals that the “underground, free market system” works in
supplying the demand for personal protection. Illegal weapons can be
purshased from our neighbors from the North (Maryland) and South
(Virginia) or from other second-hand market sources according to the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Then, there is gentrification.
Politicians find favor amongst voters in pledging ther allegiance to
“the least, the last and the lost”. It shows advocates and
citizens that you care and that you understand the “eternal
struggle”. However, I believe that the Bible gives greater insight
on allegiances and the hearts of men. In Luke 12:34, it is written,
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ”
Economic development has been the treasure of Progressivesin DC for
three decades. Progressives have used taxpayer funds to stimulate
development and growth in West Washington and the Central City. The
idealogues do understand math when it comes to maintaining their
Utopia. They can not build on the backs of the poor and win the
hearts and minds of the electorate. So they must promise that their
economic development visions will insulate the impoverished from the
natural selection of an increasingly discriminating economy. Poor
people play lotteries, they do not pay the tax revenue necessary to
sustain the Utopia. Only the financially secure and well connected
can thrive and generate essential tax revenue to pay back excessive
debt. The idealogues must build for the cultural elites while
pushing the poor further from the city. As the impoverished leave,
often East to Prince George's County, Maryland where housing costs
are lower, violent crime becomes more geographically fixed. Hence,
gentrification, financially supported by the Mayor and Councilmembers
to show their governing effectiveness and placate voters, is the
weapon most used to eliminate the greatest threat to their Gun
Control Utopia: their primary voters.
The Progressive agenda puts the lives and liberties of Urban
dwellers at greatest risk. I know you must be thinking that “Adam
Kokesh” is the greatest risk to the peace and prosperity of the
Nation's Capitol. Personally, I wish the District had been as
adament in enforcing gun
law violations by NBC News Correspondant David Gregory. During
an airing of “Meet the Press”, Gregory presented, on camera, a 30
round magazine and a 10 round magaine clip. According to District
"No person in the District shall possess, sell, or
transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device regardless of
whether the device is attached to a firearm. For the purposes of this
subsection, the term 'large capacity ammunition feeding device' means
a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a
capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept,
more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The term 'large capacity
ammunition feeding device' shall not include an attached tubular
device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22
caliber rimfire ammunition."
Gregory must be doing some serious prison time because I know
Brothers standing on 4th and Atlantic Street SE would
receive the maximum penalty of law thanks to the courageous law
enforcement of the Metropolitan DC Police and prosecution by the
United States Attorney fo the District of Columbia. Certainly,
Councilmembers Marion Barry and Yvette Alexander, representatives in
the most impoverished and most imprisoned areas of the city, would
surely show no favoritism in applying gun law justice. The
Washington Times' Emily Miller writes:
Officials in Washington are using
dirty tactics to hide the investigation and decision not to
Gregory of NBC
News for illegally possessing a “high-capacity” magazine in the
District of Columbia.
Forgive me, I thought that leaders of the “Chocolate City”
would surely enforce and prosecute the laws justly for the “least,
last and the lost” brother in Southeast DC as the wealthy,
egalitarian of Northwest DC. Could gun control really be a racial
thing after all? Why, yes it appears! There are just some Jim
Crow-isms that will not be allowed to perish with time. The right of
a man to protect himself against enemy foreign and domestic, against
tyrannical governance and to possess property are afforded only the
elite in the Utopia created by the Democrats under Home Rule. There
is no place under the imaginative policies of this Council for a man
to fully embrace his inalienable right to protect himself. More akin
to the restrictive policies of Russia than the broad Second Amendment
liberties protected under the US Constitution, the DC City Council
ideologues and their electorate have a crude reliance on the Police
State and a limited faith in the sovereignty of men. The Nation's
federal city has hope. Maybe DC citizens and residents will arise to
demand their freedoms and liberties before the Council passes an
imaginary law that says you never had them in the first place.
ARE YOU WILLING TO BECOME AN ‘ENEMY OF THE STATE’?
BY Kenneth McClenton
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
-- Joseph Goebbels
During this High Holiday Season in Christ Culture, we are reminded of the True Passion of the High Priest of the Faith. Sent as Servant of the House rather than Ruler of the Mob, the Faith icon Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, experienced the unjust trial of men, the torturous punishment of state, the abandonment of friends and followers, the suffering of the Cross, the humility of burial in a borrowed tomb and eventual Resurrection from the confines of sin and the everlasting embrace of Death on the Third Day. More radical than any belief before it, God became man and dwelt amongst us, to our Creator paid our irreconcilable debt of committed and omitted sins and offered us, mankind, an undeserved gift of salvation and everlasting life with our Father in Heaven. Professing that “God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son” is enough to divide family, friends, statesmen, nations and mankind. The threat of such love has been deemed so radical that its promotion has been denied by dictators, princes, kings, presidents, senators and nations throughout the course of time. Yet, His Word clearly states that to love Him requires you to make Him precedent over every realm of one’s existence. It’s this command of Faith that brings needless pains to bear in the hearts of the nobly intended in society. As modern leaders of religion have turned the Church into a secular business entity, we must enter the marketplace of beliefs, opines and philosophies to consider this question: Are you willing to become an enemy of the State?
In a Facebook post, a friend of mine, Katina Person, wrote: “It appears that many of my brothers and sisters in Christ aren’t really my brothers and sisters at all. I follow JC but they seem to follow PC. Our foundation is not the same.” Amidst the great policy debates of our times, this peculiar sense of abandonment has reared its head in groups as antagonistic as conservatives and liberals. Such debate can become so emotionally violent that it severs relationships as close as father and son or mother and daughter and as distant as individual and community and church and state. What Katina and I know is that it is not enough that we share binds of blood and geography. The foundations of such relationships are common yet, often laid askew by faulty alliances and allegiances. I have heard many a religious leader counsel their sheep, “You wouldn’t want to disagree with your Pastor, y’all been in this church too long and your parents would roll over in their graves if they knew you didn’t support me.” Such threats of civility and warnings of ancestral disappointment are enough to preserve the relationships of the modern Berean church. Yet, the antithesis to the pursuit of Truth leaves many in the sheepfold broken, resistant to the mending of ministerial herders, and isolated from the pursuit of Scriptural resolve. The foundation of the modern church and ministers has been utterly weakened as we are in the day in which churches must be assigned a number by the state in order to operate without infringement. Corruption ruins the structure of the house, leaving it mere a façade, entangling those that desire to champion morality with those that believe it more convenient to embolden immorality.
The Church, prior to President Lyndon Baines Johnson, was the watchdog of injustice in America. The abolitionists lead the fight against slavery from the pews of the church to the Halls of the Constitutional Congress. The civil rights leaders led the fight against Democrat wielded Jim Crow politics beneath the steeples of churches to the dais of the United States Supreme Court. When others misappropriated the power of God and irreverently used His Word, it was the Elders and ministers of the Faith that “straightened” or reformed the body with an accurate presentation and vehement exposition to be applied prudently to one’s life. In reason, one understands how a person of Faith can seem so at odds with a person of religion.
Banking of the assurances of judicial righteousness, educational enlightenment, economic comfort and community affinity, the politically correct have discerned that the winds of human doctrine are ever right and this is the season to discard the creations of the Sovereign for the fortunes of the slave. An assessment is essential to the well-being of your Republic and your Faith as you enter your Temples this Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. Are you truly walking in the Passions of Christ or in the desires of mankind? Will you raise your hands to suffer with Christ or deny Him to culturally assimilate based on the latest CNN or ABC poll? While many may think this an attack against those that have surrendered their commitments to vow with the Democrat Party, it is not that. On the questions of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their wily allegiance to God on Sundays and voting the Creator out of their Party the rest of the week makes it too easy a writ against their values and opinions. They have chosen their lot and have spoken it with exuberance from the convention centers of Charlotte, NC to the Passover Feasts in Jerusalem. I seek not to raise the dead to condemn them. They are buried and let them be. It is unto those that proclaim themselves Patriots of the highest degree and champions of Republicanism that must take this writing from the doors of their House. How long before there is a vote on the floor of your convention to separate the chaff from the wheat? You are the moneychangers that I fear most at this Passover. Like wolves in sheep’s clothing, you proclaim an allegiance to principles and yet, drop your bone in the water reaching for those that will offer you a pigeon rather than a dove. You say that you want Hispanics, Latinos and Blacks and yet, preclude them by comparing the Civil Rights Movement to the Gay Rights Movement. You seethe with unquenchable anger upon hearing the voices of the grassroots resistance speak against stealing from our children to pay for our present. You rail against certain leaders of the cause because they just do not fit in at your Ivy League Galas or your country club festivities. I remind you that you did not garner these principles alone from either the writings of Russell Kirk or the satire of William F. Buckley, Sr. Neither did Adam Smith nor John Locke single-handedly bear the tombs stand fast as the origins of liberty and freedom. No, good men and women, theirs are the observations of a God that so easily confounds the wise and expresses himself so fully in the mouths of the simple. For those that have safely accounted your assurances in the invitations of men, I forewarn that you shall be most miserable. Yes, the season, this very season, emits the best of opportunities to cleanse the house of its tempered moderates and replace them with men and women impassioned with the spirit of civil servitude.
Ministers of the Faith have exchanged the wealth of the Word for the prosperity of the world. This is a notable corruption of principle and purposes. What are ministers? I am glad you asked. You may be indicted by your curiosity. A person serving as an agent for another by carrying out specified orders or functions is a minister. In the Latin, it is defined as “servant”. This ideal of servant-hood has been lost on a generation borne to the entitlements of state and pre-mature inheritances of their children’s children. The characteristics of humility and preference for one above another seem all but foreign conversation within the Social Security generation. This group extends beyond the Baby Boomers to the socialist leanings of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt fellows. Nobly we intend to salve the pains of poverty and injustices within the scope of the human condition yet, we fail by our lusts for the pleasures of comfortable living and access to the luxuries of power. We must avail ourselves to seek liberty and freedom at all costs. During Virginia’s Second Convention, Patrick Henry arose with valor, “Give me liberty or give me death!” His closing words animated the hearts of Patriots in every county in the Commonwealth. His words stirred them for battle and for its most egregious outcome should they fail. He would not be corrupted by the counsel of compromisers that were Loyal to the British Crown and uncomfortable with the chances of the colonists against the premier world military power. Yet revolutions are not etched in the passivity of warriors and renegades but unbridled by their passionate pursuit of treasure that seems to escape their very grasps.
Jesus in giving his two commissions—the Greater and the Lesser—yielded even greater passion. In His Lesser Commission, the One that came to serve and not to be served uttered a most ill-reported combativeness. In Matthew 10:34, He spoke, “I come not to bring peace but to bring a sword!” Many, masking their expressions hopelessly, cannot imagine their Prince of Peace speaking so offensively. O, clutch the pearls! Yes, He did not seek a Washington area lobbying group to create a daily tracking poll, tryout certain words with a select group of consumers or present a proposal to the synagogues for precise responses for the Augustus-Herrod Media. His Lesser Commission is a volatile as the words of Patrick Henry and yet, the modern church waters this down to present an effeminate message from an androgynous messenger. “Peace, Peace, all compromise and tolerance for the sake of peace!” Not the One Mary called Jesus. His Lesser Commission to His disciples (servants) was that they think, speak and do in accord with the Father for His Word is at enmity with the wisdom, heart and desire of mankind. Jesus did not present a watered down Gospel (good news) for He was presenting “the Way” to salvation. A mere degree of variance could lead His flock and his disciples astray. Mission creep would not be allowed nor would mission failure be accepted.
If He would instruct his disciples so then, how would He instruct his modern ambassadors of the Faith? I digress to the definition of minister, servant. We are His friends, His messengers and his servants. I would say Jesus would not divorce Himself from His instructions of the past in order to assuage your feelings towards Him today. In the Great Commission, Matthew 28:16-20, Jesus commanded His Disciples: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” In observation, I believe that Jesus wanted a sovereign people so empowered that they would instruct as He had and to set His principles as the ruler for all Rulers. Such men and women are natural enemies of the state. According to Free Dictionary, an enemy of the state is “a person accused of certain crimes against the state, such as treason. Describing individuals in this way is sometimes a manifestation of political repression.” This political repression is not a modern thing as much as it is a historical thing. Throughout history, “the Way” has been replete with a multitude of individuals and groups that have appealed to powers and have come to power to repress the attraction to the Faith. In this Country, we are experiencing a mere microcosm of the attacks upon Christians around the world. Yet, it is more stinging here, as it was the Holy Bible that served as the foundation for the US Constitution, and yet, ministers across throughout have condemned both as hostile to their perceived civil rights. The 14th amendment, once a symbol of our Nation’s ability to correct its ills, has now become the bastard orphan of groups with well-funded causes and noble intentions. Our messengers of the Faith have surrendered their allegiances that they might receive the provision and security of the State. Our future presents the highest probability that those that once were deemed patriots for protecting such moral documents may soon be indicted for hostilely opposing such loyalists to immoral law.
In the Latin, the word enemy is defined “not friend”. It once seemed in life that you could either be something or not. Then, politics was created on the ninth day and there went that notion. Norman Schwarzkopf said, "A very great man once said you should love your enemies, and that's not a bad piece of advice. We can love them, but, by God, that doesn't mean we're not going to fight them." We must ask ourselves as our political parties evolve, “Are you willing to become an ‘enemy of the state’?” Will you stand for the principles that made this a Nation so great that it overcame the sins of slavery, Jim Crow and the Great Internment? Not with greater tyranny but with greater liberty. It is written, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” As we hearken to the wisdom of the Supreme Court, we must begin to re-evaluate whether we are a friend and then, to whom. The answers to each may grant us much solace in submission to tyranny or in revolution with liberty. You may not want to wear your good clothes to church on Sunday. There are some tables that need to be overturned.
THE OCTOBER SURPRISE: AMERICANS DESIRE TRUTH OVER RHETORIC
FROM THE DESK OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CONSERVATIVE SHOW
Network Media broadcasters, in the waning days of Election 2012, make it their business to remind Americans of the term “October Surprise”. A fixture of political talk since President Lyndon Baines Johnson's Vietnam assist to Vice President Hubert Humphrey in 1968. October Surprise is a news event that has the power to influence the voters' reaction to a candidate. Most expected, in this Presidential Election, that the Media would report some event that would garner significant advantage to President Barack Hussein Obama's Campaign. However, the real news is that the October Surprise occurred in September, has revealed Obama's foreign policy failures and brought his campaign to a virtual death knelt. What the Obama Administration knew and when they knew it will reveal with certainty whether they are lying about the circumstances that impacted the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans or if they incompetently left the US Consulate at Benghazi, Libya and other American embassies and consulates around the world vulnerable to attack. “We the People” are called upon every four years to invest our Trust in one amongst us that will focus on Truth rather than semantics and Leadership rather than rhetoric.
The greatest revelation about the “Surprise” is that Americans seek a World Leader that takes responsibility and executes a strategy to protect our citizens. Four weeks passed after the September 11, 2012 terrorist event and neither the White House nor State Department had taken full responsibility for the mishaps in preparation, security and intelligence. On his last day on Earth, Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens requested additional security for fear of losing his life. The terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was troubling in itself. That Congress budgeted more than $2 billion for security enhancements to embassy and consulate around the world and yet, rejected the US Ambassador's request is quite unsettling. Stevens did not mention a YouTube video denigrating the Prophet Muhammad. The video is the Administration's defense throughout Benghazi-Gate. The Wall Street Journal's James Rosen writes:
The terrorist attack was curiously planned for September 11. 2012. A time when Americans, and even Israel, remember the onset of our War on Terror with the destruction of New York's famed Twin Towers by militant terrorists on September 11, 2001. Yet, Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed aloof and unable to give a reasoned response for the episode that resulted in the death of four Americans and the first US Ambassador killed in an attack since President Jimmy Carter's administration in 1979.
Why would a sitting President not accept responsibility immediately and employ a strategy to retaliate against the militants? Why would the State Department not provide a war zone Ambassador adequate protection? Why did Obama, Clinton and Biden not know that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had determined that this was a terrorist act within 24 hours of the event? Obama and his Administration seem so weak in their Benghazi-Gate defense that voters believe either they are lying in order to increase their chances for political victory or are incompetent in executing foreign policy. Once blaming Governor Mitt Romney for politicizing the Benghazi attacks, the Obama Administration finds itself, according to the Associated Press, under political pressure to respond militarily in Libya for the attacks. This leaves the Administration appearing to be more reactive than proactive in executing military and foreign policy options. When one is proactive on the world stage, he appears to be a Master of topics. When one is reactive, he appears to be a foil-able Student. After four years, the American voter seeks a Master rather than student. Voters depend on the integrity, ability and strength of the one that will receive their trust. Voters also depend on truth rather than talking points for matters of security. The problem is that Democrat leaders have not reverenced the surety of the voter. James Carville once advised:
Unfortunately, the greatest misgiving that the Obama Administration may not want to acknowledge but is quite profound is that the 2012 Presidential Election Voter is not as dumb and lazy as many expected them to be and certainly want to know what is true rather than acceptable platform talking points. We the People want Trust and Truth not reckless abandon for political gain. Americans are determining that they can not find it in Obama, Biden or Clinton.
FROM THE DESK OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CONSERVATIVE
Someone has got to do it! It is dirty and seems a misguided exploration of territory and even uncommon waste of resources. Christians will yell at you for forsaking the First Two Commandments: “Love the Lord Your God With All of Your Heart, With All of Your Soul, With All of Your Strength and With All of Your Mind and Your Neighbor as Yourself (Luke 10:27).” Teetotalers of the First Amendment shall condemn you for your onerous disdain of the Founding Fathers and their observance of free speech among individual and corporate citizen alike. Private Property Guardians will assault you as cynics seeking to undo the principles of intellectual and private property. Liberals will assail your integrity for not moving faster with the newly inferred powers of public officials at every level by the radical Supreme Court which, for the sake of expediency, deemed socialism the preferred style of governance over the land by the measure of restraint in taxation of the corporate and individual citizen. Listen, it took millenniums for mankind to reach the seventh heaven. Know that installing Utopian state sponsored tyranny upon the universe may take another generation.
Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
Most of Amerikka has been up in arms about Dan Cathy’s comments on traditional marriage. Before July 2012, most had never even heard of Mr. Cathy. Turning from a music career as a trumpeter, Mr. Cathy joined Chick-Fil-A in 1970 and, since 2001, serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. Chick-fil-A has steadily grown to become the second largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States, with over 1,615 locations in 39 states and Washington, D.C. [Note to Mayor Vincent Gray: You should pay as much attention to the companies residing in your city as you pay to those that handle your campaign finances. By the way, as a Roman Catholic, I would think that you would know that there is a Chick-Fil-A at Catholic University. Take it up with the Priest at the next confessional.]. In 2011, annual sales were over $4.1 billion. Chick-fil-A is still privately held and family owned. In 2011, Consumer Reports ranked Chick-Fil-A the Nation’s Top Chicken Chain. J. D. Powers, in 2010, ranked it top restaurant brand in customer satisfaction. In 2008, Men’s Health recognized Chick-Fil-A as America’s Healthiest Restaurant Chain for Children.
Truth is, my entire life has been spent around Chick-fil-A and watching my dad, S. Truett Cathy, build an organization that is as much about people as it is chicken.
Why would such a successful man and excellent organization have difficulty in connecting with the Mayors of the Most Powerful Cities in America: Washington, DC.; Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; and San Francisco, California? While many of you will immediately affix yourself to the concept of God, I would probably confound you by saying that it is the least of the concerns of the Left. God has been erased from most conversations in Urban American politics. The ever extensive reach of Black Liberation Theology and its Marxist-Leninist Tenets has all but reduced the number of Urban American, Biblical World View ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a mere remnant easily hidden in the caves of orthodox seminaries or buried in pulpit depth charts. God has such little place in the state sponsored societies of Urban America. It is easier to blame “some” in the Universal Church for the deficiencies of racial prejudice and fiscal greed as the reasons that the social justice gospel outside of the predominant favor of government influence has failed. Easily asked, yet drawing a breath of many in the reluctance to answer, “How many of your churches have more fliers and advertisements from your federal, state, county and local government about “social justice programs” that provide medical, housing and clothing to the “poor” than ministerial notices of support to the “poor”? The Urban American Church has placed the responsibility of caring for the sick, the homeless and the poor on the “taxpayer” because it is only “fair” that we all give “equally” to the needs of the poor. The fabric of a Biblical World View in Urban America has been eroding since 1964. Thus, God is not the issue.
The real issue is the common standard of achievement. What are you talking about, Ken? Can you not see that the Progressives are trying to take away your rights and liberties? Yes, I can. Can you not see that they are attacking a man simply because he offered his personal opinion? Yes, I can. Conservatives, I must provoke you so that you realize where the real battlefield is. The Progressives left the soft, safe conservative confines of the United States Constitution on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 with the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. The Progressives’ interest was never the economy, energy, foreign policy or any other Constitutional requirement of Congress. It was about obtaining the last ring of conquest: socialized medicine. In the moment that President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Progressives had ended their War on Natural Rights. Every American, by choice and force, had surrendered their political rights, guaranteed by Sovereign God, installed by our Founding Father’s in the US Constitution, for economic rights, guaranteed by a state sponsored assembly of mankind, installed by the radical interpretation of the US Constitution by electorates, Congress, President and Supreme Court. Unless the Second Bill of Rights is repealed then, the US Constitution established by the Founding Father’s is virtually dead. In its absence, a new Constitution is being written but only, for this moment, on the hearts of men.
Common Standard of Achievement is the new spike in the Progressive Railroad to Tyranny. What is Common Standard of Achievement. Let’s critically think this through. Common is defined as “pertaining or belonging equally to an entire community, nation, or culture; public”. There is no private. Success is a public investment and public outcome. Wealth created from innovation is not private property but belongs to state. In the very first paragraph of the “Virginia Declaration of Rights” written by George Mason in 1776, it proclaims:
“That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.”
Thomas Jefferson would later use this reasoning for the founding principle of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence. No private property or private success then, no life or liberty.
Standard is defined as “something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison; an approved model.”. Modern Liberal Economics would have you believe that there are not two distinct economies, one private and the other public but one, public. Their analysis in the public economy portends that the universal economy is beholding to the unlimited resources confiscated by government and that by daring to raise revenue, increase taxes, the confiscator would stir the universal economy through unique investment opportunities (government spending) that would produce innovation (new government programs) and equal stabilizing growth for every citizen, corporate and individual (fair and shared costs of effort). Such artists of Keynesian Theatrics fail to realize the boundaries of governmental intervention and how too great a manipulation of money supply creates artificial growth in specific industries (Banking Industry, GM, Solyndra, etc) while resulting in a weakened economic recovery. Bleeding the economy with more stimulus will only slow the inevitable outcome of a cataclysmic economic outcome like a depression. Private industry determines the profitability of a project based on risk and reward and not the nobility of purpose or access to unlimited funding. Private pursues profit in order to create jobs, innovation and investments in capital and production. Profit is not a curse word unless defined by the marketers of governmental intervention. Yet, the model that is preferred of men is private since it grants ownership and authority to the individual or corporate citizen. Government, the state entity, is insatiable and until it confiscates the whole, none of its noble approaches to solving the individual problems of mankind will ever come to fruition. Government was not created by free-market capitalists to ever be so large that it would so negatively influence the general marketplace. There are those that wish to hurry the state sponsored marketplace in order to eliminate the private marketplace. Installing socialism unto the next generation requires the acceptance of community/social/state property over private and intellectual property. Public modeling must prevail in order to satisfy the new standard.
Achievement is defined as ”something accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage, etc.; a great or heroic deed”. It seems that only Exceptional Americanism can be validated where there is a primary role of government. The only courageous projects, developments or ideals were pursued by those invested in, selected by or submitted to the state. Hoover Dam is referred to by the President. However, it was not Hoover Dam that came before private land speculation and economic development. The latter came first. However, it is so sexy to blame the government for the great successes of America because the noble idea was always completed without fault or error, by the resources of the private and corporate citizen. So who shall tell the story? Whom must do the indoctrination? Only those that have a “bully” pulpit. Their command of the liberal press offers the greatest reach for the new message. To whom? Certainly not you! You are the reason that America has failed. The New America shall not depend on the individual or the corporation to solve our problems. Only the State can plan for the unnatural and natural conditions to help its people overcome their limitations in wisdom, experience, effort, courage and ability. For the State to continuing prospering, it must convince the potential convert that the final noteworthy accomplishment of anything is source in the Sovereignty of government and not man.
Yes, President Obama’s Roanoke, VA Speech is not an accident. It was the signal to the Progressives to begin an all-out assault on the next generation of thinkers. They, our children–adult and and grand–will rely upon those recognized as Urban American authoritarians to establish the Common Standard of Achievement. Without this conversion, the hope for a Universal Declaration of Human Rights dims. It is possible that a revolution to fundamentally return Amerikka to its political rights alone as unto the Founding Fathers, will take place before Progressives can wield their powerful new authority. Even New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg encourages the State to exert collective force upon the citizenry in order that citizens relinquish their Second Amendment Rights.
“I don’t understand why the police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say, ‘We’re going to go on strike. We’re not going to protect you. Unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe…’”
Yet, this seems unlikely with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino all blasting Chick-fil-A for the statements of Dan Cathy. By the Old Standard, our Constitution would preclude us from focusing to greatly on the blustering of City Leaders. The New Constitution carved onto our hearts by authors like Obama and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts requires us to put greater faith in their blustering for they may be empowered to execute even the most idle threat.
The installation of the tenets of socialism, at least at its most frightening level of state sponsored human rights, requires public servants to rebel against the confines of their duties and instigate the eventual revolt of the workers (mob), aligning themselves with the defenders of the one perfect opinion of the state, against constructs and protectors of the rule of law. The New Constitution points to the taxpayer as the public servant and the elected official as the ruler of the common good. Every individual and corporate citizen must be able to point to their achievement from the Sovereignty of the Noble State and not from the Sovereignty of a Omniscient, Omnipotent and Inerrant God. The Savior and Redeemer of the Nation must be the wisdom of the central planning organization that remedied the challenges of nature and man to grant a level outcome for all that subsist under its authority. It seems that when all is said and done that the high ground will have its Pyrrhic victory and the Barbarians of ideology will all but flee from the land with only the echoes of their unflattering hurl of curses as witness of their presence. The Progressives have moved on from the US Constitution and are proceeding with quickened steps towards the Utopian idealism of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Conservatives, the battlefield has moved and the Progressives hope that you focus on everything but radically transforming Amerikka back to America.
The Progressive War on The Second Amendment
FROM THE DESK OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CONSERVATIVE
LGBT Month has not shone kindly upon America’s First Gay President, Barack Hussein Obama. His Campaign’s Budget for Re-Election is emulating his overall governing style of the federal budget. The Obama Campaign will fall short of its anticipated goal of $1 Billion in fundraising. While President Obama has $110 million on hand, his campaign is spending $5.5 million dollars a month more than they raise. That’s OK because the Boss set the example, through continuing resolutions, by spending $1.2 trillion more than the Treasury collects in tax and fee revenues. However, the Campaign seems a sugar and spice distraction from the disconcerting happenings of the world around him. Italy, Spain and Greece have raised a mighty finger towards the Utopian wealth distribution dreams of the President. As such, Americans have watched their 401-K statements become drenched in the red ink of stock market losses. The Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has announced that the economy requires more printing of dollars in order to ease the fall of a weak recovery. The Fed Chairman made this decision based on the Bureau of Labor’sannouncement on the relative strength of Vice-President Joe Biden’s “Summer of Recovery“. Scott Walker won in Wisconsin and the SEIU lost in the Supreme Court. Speaking of the SCOTUS, we are moments away from observing whether Obama must schedule an Immigration Apology Tour for Alabama and Arizona. We are moments away from receiving SCOTUS’ ruling on Obama’s Signature Piece of Legislation: Obama Care. Beyond all of this, the Blues Brothers–Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder–have decided to double down on reckless by enacting executive privilege on documents requested by Congress in its investigation of a gun smuggling and money laundering project executed by the United States Department of Justice. We are literally moments away from a determination as to whether Obama’s Term as President can best be described as “The Waste, Fraud and Abuse Act of 2008″.
Today, the forces that push for gun control seem to be heavily (though not exclusively) allied with political factions that are committed to dramatic increases in taxation on the middle class. While it would be hyperbole to compare higher taxes on the middle class to the suffering and deprivation of sharecropping or slavery, the analogy of disarming those whom you wish to economically disadvantage, has a certain worrisome validity to it.
Clayton E. Cramer , The Racist Roots of Gun Control, 1993
While it would be very easy to draw from the living waters of failure and write of any of the subjects above, I believe that a major issue screams out: THE PROGRESSIVES WAR on theSECOND AMENDMENT. Before I approach the risks of losing the Second Amendment because of the molested affections of progressive drones, I must interject my strongest disdain for those willing to trade their Godly inheritance for a supper. It should be our greatest fear to elect or appoint to any office an individual that subscribes to the philosophies and talking points of the Progressive Movement. Since the beginnings of this country, there have been those that have pursued death rather than life, oppression rather than liberty and the misery of fairness rather than the pursuit of happiness. They have cloaked themselves in the lamb’s wool of noble, good intentions towards the needy, the disenfranchised and the conditionally disadvantaged. However, they wrestle with a wolf’s fur of patient, unceasing desire that allows them to adjust their passions while convincing the weakest among us to exchange their unalienable, Creator endowed rights for the economic assurances of man deigned liberties. Cramer writes,” Today, the same elitist rhetoric regards law-abiding Americans in the same way, as child-like creatures in need of guidance from the government. In the last century, while never openly admitted, one of the goals of disarming blacks was to make them more willing to accept various forms of economic oppression, including the sharecropping system, in which free blacks were reduced to an economic state not dramatically superior to the conditions of slavery.” The Progressives have had as their utter ambition an undeveloped underclass that willfully accepts monetary support from the State in lieu of any real legislative, executive or judicial influence or pursuit of political right through the protections of the US Constitution.
President Franklin Delano Roosevalt was so certain that the US Constitution had failed that he offered a Second Bill of Rights. President Roosevelt, in his Infamous January 11, 1944 State of the Union address to Congress, informs, “We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence…Necessitous men are not free men…People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.” The perfect storm, when Esau would finally succumb to Isaac, is what Progressives have sought. That storm would be composed of a world headed to a seemingly insolvable economic crisis and, due to financial hardships beyond their control, citizens willingly submit their rights for sustenance–food stamps, green jobs and the guarantees of already bankrupt noble institutions like Social Security and Medicare. There is a price to be paid. One must sacrifice their ability to defend themselves for the fruit of another man’s labor. William Barclay said, “Self-defense is a part of the law of nature; nor can it be denied the community, even against the king himself.” When one is lacking in their Trust of God, it seems far better to place a trust in the material promises of Earth’s princes.
For as long as there have been free men willing to protect their country and their property, there have been those seeking to undue such a Godly deed. Urban pioneers know this better as the Democrats cultural commitment to gun control. On December 15, 1791, the thirteen states of the new union ratified the Bill of Rights. One of the ten critical Rights included the Second Amendment. It states, “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.” From that period in American History to include the Revolutionary War, the Great Expansion and Settling of the Wild West, the War of 1812, the Civil War and World War I, no federal law was passed to infringe upon the right of US citizens to bear arms. Then, the perfect storm arrives: The Great Depression.
The masses heard the cries of those that sought to provide “the relief, recovery and reform” that the US Constitution could not offer. The Progressives proffered a need to rid the world of waste, fraud and abuse that the strict Constitutionalists had no interest in eliminating. World renown historian William Leuchtenburg wrote, “The Progressives believed in the Hamiltonian concept of positive government, of a national government directing the destinies of the nation at home and abroad. They had little but contempt for the strict construction of the Constitution by conservative judges, who would restrict the power of the national government to act against social evils and to extend the blessings of democracy to less favored lands. The real enemy was particularism, state rights, limited government.” With the US Constitution deemed a fierce and intolerable enemy, the Progressives cloaked themselves in relief and recovery and began their reform assault.
In FDR’s First 100 Days, he focused on “making banks safer”. By the way, Obama’s First 100 Days Focus was the banks. FDR was criticized for not nationalizing the banks. Obama has a Back-Door Option of Nationalizing: converting preferred shares into common stock. FDR used his Democrat House and Democrat Senate to pass the first federal gun control legislation: National Firearms Act (NFA). The crisis: gangsters (or “good people, citizens”) had access to “gangster weapons”–machine guns, short-barreled shotguns and other weapons and the state’s and cities’ armed forces weren’t packing that kinda heat. Advantage: criminal (who was, is and will always be able to get such weapons without permit or tax). FDR says lets make certain that good people or citizens are unable to buy such military grade weaponry without a tax. In 1934, a new gun purchase tax of $200 was levied which was the equivalent of $2,525 per gun in today’s currency. Obama focused on nationalizing health care. Err, his mind, heart and soul was also on guns: Fast and Furious.
What better way to eliminate free market, capitalism in the gun industry than to create a crisis of such global proportions that nationalization is the only option? I give you the D-O-J. Using a former Bush DOJ program as an outline, President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder crafted a way to nationalize the gun industry, federalize gun control, eliminate the natural self defense rights of citizens and move the United States one step closer to submitting its Sovereignty under the United Nations; all while, without permission of the Mexican government, forcing gun shop owners to disobey federal and state laws by selling guns and ammunition to known inter-country criminals and money laundering for drug cartels. The unfortunate thing with any noble government program is that it eventually fails due to incompetence or malfeasance. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata were murdered by individuals using Fast and Furious Guns. Mexican Officials estimate that over 300 persons have been murdered and 20,000 injured as a result of criminals using Fast and Furious Guns. The Obama Administration was going for the knock-out blow to the Second Amendment. FDR, Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon Banes Johnson would have been so proud. Today, we observe the worst of the Richard M Nixon Administration and Jimmy Carter Administration in a anachronistic, political swan dive on the world stage.
The Democrat Party and Progressives have done much to keep the Black community in a state of defenselessness and our community has done mighty works in order to align itself with the principles of those that seek its demise. The Progressives have convinced many that a “felon” on the DC City Council better represents “the least, the last and the lost” than someone determined to eliminate the conditions that make them ”the least, the last and the lost”. Many a murder would have not been committed in communities where poverty persists if individuals understood, enforced and elected representatives that supported their natural right to defend themselves. However, for urban lifestylists, that would require a higher commitment to personal responsibility and a loss of dependence on the state for protection. Union shake-down artists would have no body to depend for exorbitant pensions, salaries and give-backs in lieu of the taxpayers “conspicuous consumption”. It is amazing what the individual and family can do when the State gets out of the way. Urban Progressives hope that you never have the chance to experience the liberty and freedom of self-control. It is just so much easier trusting in the god of gun-control.
December 31, 2012: The Day Obama Attacks the Poor
From The Desk of The Exceptional Conservative Show
The Great Philosopher Confucius preached of governmental and personal morality, honorable social relationships, just living and sincerity. He wrote, “In a country well-governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” This is the tale of two Presidential Administrations in the US and an impending calamity that will occur after the next Presidential election. Under President George W. Bush, the nation was guided through the hymnal of shame at the excess of the wealthy. It spurred many employed persons to complain that the wealthy ought to pay more taxes and be more fair with the distribution of their property. The United States became ashamed of the large number of poor persons that were unable to find work (average unemployment rate for two terms was about 5%) and would have to live off of food stamps and welfare (28 million). Today, President Barack Hussein Obama speaks of the poisonous “silver spoon” that has oppressed the poor and middle class. Capitalism, under the Bush administration, has been a noose around the necks of those that have prospered outside of union manipulation, corrupted market systems and government sponsored endeavors. Only a mighty stimulus will reward those that seek life, liberty and the pursuits of happiness from the fountains of Central Planning Organizations. Obama has clearly defined, for the masses of people that ride their BMW’s (Bus/Metro Train/Walk) to the Mall to watch TV since they can not afford the increased costs of utilities in their homes, that America’s greatest shame is not its poverty but its wealth. The media continues its propaganda rantings about the economic successes of the current Administration. However, more people than ever are out of work (greater than 8% today) and nearly twice as many people are living off of food stamps and welfare (47 million). In the cabinet drawer of life, Obama’s disdain for the “silver spoon” of wealth creation has not been lost on his preference for the “golden spoon” of entitlement. Confucius says, “Do not impose on others what you do not desire yourself.” If Confucius were around today then, by the numbers, I believe that he would say that George Bush governed well in comparison to President Obama. So whom wears this shame? It is worn by the American citizens that empowered a economic neophyte to take the helm of the most powerful Nation in the world on the clandestine promise of “hope and change”!
Let us be absolutely transparent. TAXMAGGEDON is REAL. It is a ruthless attempt to penalize those that will not vote the current president out of office. Those that will suffer most will be those that he says he holds most dear: the poor and middle class. Taxmaggedonis a $500 Billion Hammer that Obama and his Democrat Senate plans to throw at the heads of American taxpayers. This added to the Sickle of Obama Care Taxes on the Red Background of our gloomy national deficit of $16 Trillion and you get a pretty good idea of the direction that class envy will take you. Obama has always chosen class envy over prudent economic policy. Class envy makes enemies of fiscal conservatives, appeasers of moderating Independents and Republicans in Name Only and moralists of Marxists, Socialists and Keynesian Theorists on Steroids. In observance of the class envy, politicking in the US has changed. It makes multimillionaire politicians feel as if they have to apologize for their success and at times, for the success of their ancestors. There it is. It is a shame to earn, inherit or invest wealth. It must be given to you by the great bureaucrats of the ever expanding central government. But Ken, I just filed my 2011 Tax Return. Why are we even talking about this? I believe that this moment warrants a sincere consideration of an immense and deadly financial tsunami that will soon broach the paychecks of laborers, the capital gains of investment portfolios and the philanthropic resources of non-profit agencies.
For the “We Got You Back, Obama” clientele, nothing I proclaim will make sense to you. Your answers are written on golden tablets buried beneath the Oak tree under which you slumber awaiting Obama to pay for your gas and your mortgage. However, for those awakened by the fall of ACORNs, you will understand that absolute allegiance will cost you and your grandchildren a fortune. Let’s start with the basics. The Obama Tax Cuts will expire on December 31,2012. Yes, the same man that brought you the infamous “Make Work Pay” Credit [STAND WITH THE WORKERS OF AMERICA. USSA. USSA.] is proud of his seventeen (17) small business tax cuts. However, they too shall pass. The Bush Tax Cuts will expire on December 31, 2012. Despite what Madam Rachel tells you on MSLSD, the Bush Tax Cuts were more profitable for the poor and middle class than for the wealthy.
The report states that on Jan. 1 the doubling of the child tax credit, increased standard deductions and income credits and the creation of the 10 percent tax bracket — all of which primarily aimed at non-wealthy taxpayers — will vanish if gridlock persists in Washington.
While wealthier taxpayers pay more in taxes and stand to lose more money if the tax cuts expire, the impact on low-income taxpayers will be far greater because they live on slimmer margins.
Tax Foundation Report, October 2010 [http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/123131-study-expiration-of-bush-tax-cuts-will-hit-poorer-workers-hardest]
Why do you say this, Ken? Well, can you imagine being a Head of Household earning just $12,400 per year from your part time labor at Smokey’s Juke Joint ad watching the Federal government take 15% of your pay instead of the 10% that “W” said was enough to pay the federal bills. Starting in January 2013, you will pay $1,860 rather than $1,240. That’s an additional $620 to Big Pimp Uncle Sam. You go player. You gotta get that dollar bill y’all! Man, you are making a mountain out of a molehill. They will make that up in Earned Income monies and writing their kids off on taxes. In 2012, the head of household parent with three children received $5,891 in Earned Income Tax Refundable Credits. In 2013, she will receive $4,140. Yeah, that negative $1,751 will make up for the loss of $620 made payable to Big Daddy Uncle Sam. Oh yeah, those kids! She received a Child Tax Credit of $1,000 per child in 2012. In 2013, it falls 50% to $500. You see under President Bush, the Head of Household Filer did pretty well. As Obama exits, they will suffer mightily. In fact, the Bush Tax Cutsgreatly rewarded those that the Far Left deem are the poor and middle class. With low unemployment rates, many were able to escape the fiscal confines of governmental tax-ploitation from the Democrat Tax and Send Lobby. This led to increased consumer and industrial spending and an expansion of the economy.
This Message Is Not One spoken of Well by Urban Democrat Tax and Spenders or Carried Well by Conservatives. For Urban Democrats, lower taxes do irreparable harm to their influential powers built upon class and caste envy, government dependence and wealth distribution. Under the assault of lower taxes, people begin to ask three essential questions that eradicate the need for the Democrat Party. The first is “If government can run on less, why do they need so much of my money?” This speaks to the corruption and inefficiency that comes with government intervention into the daily lives of the citizen. Every cause of Man becomes a noble requirement of citizens to devote a portion of their incomes. We are not looking for a “real” solution but merely project or program that will help us cope with the ruin that was done by Man. Since it was Man, or the citizen, that caused the ailment which required the noble cause, a “pure” organization must step forward to oversee the correction of the problem. This pure organization must select the most elite thinkers to oversee the regulation of its competitors–free market capitalists–and fairly pay those that wish to such noble labor. While fairness is the hallmark of the effort, the elite recognize that some workers are better than other workers and must unite them to maintain control of the effort. This nobility requires more pay and benefits than the other knaves. Each has security and performs labor. However, citizens are assured that for additional project and program costs that the project or program will keep people employed and the city, state or federal government working towards the noble effort. Notice how we moved from an efficient effort to correct a problem to a noble effort to maintain those in employment to manage the problem. Corruption of effort leads to corruption of purpose. The corrupted purpose is not self-sufficient. It is built on noble reasoning and funded on the fear that Man will not solve the problem and only Government can manage it. Hence, more money is needed to do much with little outcome. The purpose has allowed the government to grow and burden the people. The citizens are divided: (1) those that recognize waste, fraud and abuse and (2) those that wish to maintain their pre-eminent source of wealth and will do, by any means necessary, to secure its source of power and influence.
The second is, “Can we do without government doing this for us?” This question requires exploration and examination. in Urban America, such exploration is deemed fruitless and harmful at once. There are some in Washington, DC that can not imagine a private trash company ridding the city of refuse at a reduced cost. There are some in Washington, DC that will not envision the parent having the power to choose the school for the child based on the needs of the student, the overall performance of the school and the direct access to taxpayer funds to fully support their decision. At one time, we were trained to become doctors, lawyers and entrepreneurs. Today, students in our community, are encouraged to become government workers and study social work. The studies of Math, Science and the Constitution are deemed too hard. How can a people that are unable to get a Voter ID actually run a marketing company that notifies the community of changes in transportation, provide needed care to the poor or represent them justly in discord without government? It goes without saying that the only way to manage poverty is to allow government to involve itself in the daily lives of its citizens. The only way to overcome it is to get government out of the daily lives of its citizens. Such examination is profitable and will lead to liberty. This is at all disdained by the Democrat power brokers and their Urban Poverty Pimps that govern Metropolitan areas.
The last is, “Whose money is this anyway?” It’s amazing the number of friends that I have on Face Book with a Blue D surrounded by a Blue Circle in their Information area. This is their Face Book tattoo for being a member of the Democrat Party. However, if you ever pose this question, you get a sincere renegade-like retort. ”My money is my money!” Often, this is the same response I hear in marriage counseling with young couples. ”His money is My Money and My Money is My Money!” Yes, get the Divorce Papers together now. Possession seems the important virtue of wealth accumulation. However, the same individuals misunderstand the power that they lose and the power that a centralized federal government gains in the articles of this possession. When possession is the essential link to success, you are not willing to succumb to a natural requirement to give as needed. You understand that there a noble causes that you can give to without prodding however, greed separates you from such activity. Someone else can take care of this problem. I don’t have it to give to those that can do best in managing it. This is why an all-powerful government suits the Tax and Spend Democrat. It removes their Will to Give and Replaces it with the Patriotic Duty of Hiring Someone to Do It For Them. While Conservatives would prefer to battle the Invisible of Free Markets, Liberals feel most comfortable when the Visible Hand of Taxation automatically withholds funds from them to answer the most noble challenges of the day like funding Government Services Administration (GSA) Trips to Las Vegas or meddling in the private business affairs of mankind by funding Solyndra. To the Conservative, every penny that you earned is yours and to the Liberal, every penny that government allows you to keep is yours. Government in Urban America has spent the past eighty years indoctrinating people to incrementally reduce their Trust in themselves and God and incrementally increase their Trust in Government.
In 1964, when President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty” in America, the poverty rate stood at around 19 percent.
Since then, total federal, state, and local spending on anti-poverty programs has amounted to $15 trillion, yet the poverty rate now stands at 15.1 percent, the highest level in nearly a decade.
Businesses, families, investors, etc. are all looking to December 31, 2012. For the Poor, their attack is already underway. Unemployment and those exiting the employment market due to an inability to find opportunities are increasing at record high levels. More Americans are on food stamps and welfare than at any time in four decades. More skilled labor opportunities exist than non-skill and that speaks to the education crisis in Urban America. The impact on federal, state and local governments is stark. Michael Tanner, Cato Institute Health and Welfare Studies Director and Author of The Poverty of Welfare: Helping Others in Civil Society”, writes, “Federal, state and local governments now spend $20, 610 a year for every poor person in the United States or $61,830 for each poor family of three.” Since President Obama began his Administration, the Nation’s governments have spent $1 trillion on anti-poverty programs which s $315 Billion more tan the Nation spends on National Defense.
[DC Mayor Vincent] Gray is willing to rewrite tech incentives that would save LivingSocial up to $32.5 million in taxes over a five-year period beginning in 2015. By then the company, which has yet to turn a profit, expects to be operating in the black and to have hired an additional 1,000 people in the city. To maximize its savings, at least half of the new hires would be required to live in the District or move to the city within six months of being hired.
Businesses and wealthy persons have an advantage that the poor do not. Mobility! If they do not like the way the tax game is being played then, they can pick up their wealthy game pieces and leave. The Poor have no place to go. They will bear the brunt of the forces of tax policy gone wild in Democratland. They have no lobbying group to dine with city leaders to work out a favorable tax deal. Many say that under Republicans, the Rich get Richer. It appears that, under Democrats, the Poor get Poorer. Blame Bush!
Enemy of the State: Should Americans Be Concerned About Their President's Adversary List?
Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.
Judge Napolitano and J. C. Watts have something in common. They
have recently tapped into a conspiracy of the Washington Establishment
that may reveal a City of Rulers that promote a false two-party system
in order to maintain control of critical systems of
governance--economic, military and political. Nothing in this
commentary will assert that the men have corporately presented such a
proposal. Nor will I contend that either party knows of the other's
arguments. Former constitutional judge and host of FOX Business program,
“Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano” suggested that a vast establishment conspiracy exists
to perpetuate a phony two-party system that aims to quell dissent and
control the outcome of elections. At the "Conservative Black Forum",
an event on Capitol Hill hosted by Rep. Allen West of Florida and Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Watts,
who was in the congressional leadership during the 1990s, complained
that no member of the Republican National Committee was attending the
event. Their absence indicated a lack of concern, interest and contact
between the party's leadership and black voters. I believe they have
tapped into a conspiracy that many a Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney
supporter feels on the inside. A feeling that a vote for either
Gingrich, Romney or President Barack Hussein Obama is merely a vote to
perpetuate a stereotypical "two-party" system that provides no real
checks and balances over an encroaching central federal government and
purposely allocated various groups to the whims of electorate cartels.
Literally, the Progressive Politics of US Governance since the Civil
War has left a Nation and a race of people adrift in modern power
politics. Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, in antithesis to the
First Vatican Council's declaration of the doctrine of papal
tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are
almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not
authority, still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of
corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office
sanctifies the holder of it.
a system of electoral politics and an entire race of people have been
socially engineered to parlay all power to an elect elite that govern
from a single governing district then, it may well be a concern of the
citizenry to be identified as an "enemy of the state".
Should Americans be concerned about their President's Adversary List?
President Obama's signature upon the National Defense Authorization Act
should cause great pause for all Americans and especially,
conservatives identified in various liberal demographic groups.
an urban conservative steeped in the heritage of Washington politics, I
feel it essential to absolve myself of the diagnosis of paranoia before
I continue. I assure you that I am not one of those quote-end quote
guys clicking computer keys in his mother's basement and planning for
the imminent end of all existence. However, I have great enthusiasm for
disclosing the truth and revealing the ingredients of subsidiary facts
relevant. One of the sexiest and most persistently sought media
conquests is an investigation that reveals the roots of a conspiracy. Over the weekend, my boys at Wyoming Tyranny Response Team turned me on to the Conspiracy Examiner.
The publisher purports that it "offers invaluable information that
will ultimately give you the ability to break away from the mind
entrapment of ultra elite/tax funded western establishment media and its
advanced scientific societal manipulation tools and techniques." The Latin etymology [L. conspirationem (nom. conspiratio)] speaks to "agreement,
union, unanimity". However, these are often done in the dark. When
light is shone, the guilty often begin a hard core campaign to cover-up
the effort. The National Defense Authorization Act signing and the
absence of the GOP at the Conservative Black Forum may lend to the
ultimate conspiracy: monarch loving socialists having established a
governing bureaucracy and electoral system that will supplant the tenets
of the United States Constitution and overcome the free pursuits of the
Radical Republicans after the Civil War.
Humor me, if you will.
What is a conspiracy and why do many lust after their discovery? We
have established that such intrigue operates in filmed or
hazed environs. The American Bar Association Family Legal Guide defines a conspiracy as:
agreement between two or more people to commit a crime followed by any
activity to carry out the agreement. The conspiracy itself is a separate
crime. Therefore, the prosecutor can bring charges of conspiracy even
if you did not complete the crime you intended to commit. Because
conspiracy charges carry separate penalties, you can be convicted of
both conspiracy and a crime that you or your fellow conspirators
accomplished during the conspiracy (the "substantive" count). If you are
convicted of both the crime and the conspiracy to commit the crime,
then you will receive a sentence that covers both convictions.
scheming requires the identification of a victim and a culprit, either
individual or group. This is where the elements of agreement, unity and
unanimity are borne. Culprits seeking the shared outcome, actual or
promised, and possessions, symbolic or literal, held or desired by others coalesce with their victims. The wolves dress themselves in lamb's wool. What is worse, the lambs, merely for the privilege of acceptance and approval, do
all that they can to woo the unkempt wolves to their side. Some of the
lambs agree to offer those that their "leaders" deem "weakest or most
unwanted" brethren as an appeasement offering and a symbolic warning to
the brood that the elite few have the power to ostracize the many for
"the best interest" of the lambs. Imagine if within a group, there are leaders that have the power, authority and skill to protect a deviant political philosophy
by wrapping it in an "absolute" sub-cultural device that is beyond the
scope of change by the individual. The Progressive Era has produced
such a debilitating social, political and economic pursuit--the Democrat
Party--that allows a soviet to rule a people with
fear, intimidation and propaganda. Through Jim Crow, the crime of
disenfranchisement was executed by a politically sanctioned domestic
terrorist organization, the KKK. Since the Presidency of Franklin
Delano Roosevelt, the Democrat Party has run the guns of governmental
terrorism to the "bullies of bureaucracy" and "poverty pimps"
in the Black community. This conspiracy has created a virtual
plantation in which the masters of destruction have
elevated overseers to destroy a Republic for the sake of vengeful envy
and Utopian pursuits. J C Watts
brings to light that there are some in the GOP Establishment, by means
of silence and inactivity, that facilitate the utter destruction of a
people. The absence of the GOP at the Black Conservative Forum hosted
on Capital Hill by Congressmen Allen West and Tim Scott validated the
concerns of many whom have pledged loyalty to a personality or a party
rather than to principles of liberation. Liberation is disruptive,
noisy and messy as light illuminates the error of past ways and the
nebulous designs of ambitious strategies. Silence is emitted only
outside of the vacuum of conspiracy by those that witness its impending
assault upon its victims. While prudent for some to remain silent out
of self-preservation, it empowers the culprits and consents to the
execution of false judgement upon its victims.
You speak conspiracy
Ken but, what does this have to do with Obama? Every man desires to
wrap his passions towards a cause into the symbolic presence of a human
being. Exposed to the corruption of the lie and unwilling to detach
himself from its fury, he meshes his false beliefs and ideals into the
form of a messenger
that appeals to the victim. The messenger curries the favor of the
oppressor by exciting the masses that self-identify with the external
provocations of voice and appearance. Only these things have any
relevance to the mob. Only these things that can be seen have any real
and wholesome value to those that feel they have been ordained since the
beginnings of time to bear the chains of addiction, caste, class and poverty.
For those that identify with victimization, the fear of life without
the comforts and assurances of a greater man or state prevails in every
fiber of their culture. I assert that culture is composed of the
individual, the family, the government, the economy and the religion.
When a person feels that they are powerless against any and all of
these, they seek out a gifted messenger that explains such complexities
in the simplest terms. The liberator contends that man is evil. Yet,
redemption is available and for those that seek Him, He will become
their God and help them overcome the gods of the culture. The
emancipator is reviled by the oppressor, the oppressor's messenger and
the oppressor's followers. Yet, the messenger tends to deflect any
attention to the details of his message or the specifics of the
White House has distanced itself from the analysis. When asked for
comment on its contents, White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said, “The President
is focused not on politics but rather taking the steps necessary to
protect all Americans from the threat of violence and terrorism
regardless of its origins. He also believes those who serve represent
the best of this country, and he will continue to ensure that our
veterans receive the respect and benefits they have earned.”
becomes a threat to the sanctity of the power-holder. As liberator, he
becomes the adversary by note to those with the power to execute the
tactics of the strategies and those that will validate by tomb the
thoughts and sayings of the oppressor. Every overt and covert force
exercises its portion of the scheme. Without obstruction, the
emancipator is identified to all as the "enemy of the state".
The reasons for the matching strategies
speak to a central shift that has occurred in the national electorate,
and the Republican Party, since the 2008 economic collapse. Economic
populism—the idea that the many have been fleeced by the rich few–is no
longer just a Democratic argument, which can be used to attract blue
collar independents in the Midwest. It now works deep in the Republican
ranks, having been first adopted by the no-bailout, Washington
corruption message of the Tea Party in 2009.
plot is so efficiently executed that even some that identify themselves
with the true liberators begin to speak or replicate the devices of the
The President signed the National Defense Authorization Act. Of course, this action was performed with great apprehension by the signer.
“The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it,” the president said in a statement.
“I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with
certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and
prosecution of suspected terrorists.”
During President George W. Bush's administration, the Taliban were our enemy. Now, they are our friends.
So great a neighbor that we will soon play swapsies with us. We will
soon send Gitmo Resort Time Shareholders to Afghanistan to rejoin the
Taliban. Under the Bush Administration, the Muslim Brotherhood were
silent foreign terrorists seeking to upset the apple carts of peace in
teh Middle East. Today, they are reasonable political plaintiffs
seeking to bring peace by Arab Spring to a region that may soon be
missing a nation and it ain't Iran. However, what we have always known
about this Administration is its sincere fondness of the Religious Right in America. What we have always known about this Administration is that it has a sincere desire to respect the US Constitution at every level of governance. Why doth this great leader protest so?
The National Defense Authorization Act greatly
expands the power and scope of the federal government to fight the War
on Terror, including codifying into law the indefinite detention of
terrorism suspects without trial. Under the new law the US military has
the power to carry out domestic anti-terrorism operations on US soil.
it appeases merited elite that observe the decay of civilization rather
than fight it with every tooth and nail of their being. To the African
American community, the enemy of the state is anyone that enters the
Democrat beehive to rescue its honey. It is anyone that seeks to speak
of family values, free markets and free enterprise at every level of
culture. It is anyone that associates the lessons of Sunday with the
every day living of Monday through Saturday. The greatest enemy is one
of its own that seeks rejects the messenger and follows the Road Less
Traveled. For the liberal community, the enemy of state is anyone that
loves the Constitution, the Bible and their Freedom. Just imagine if
someone had the absolute power to do something about bringing those
forces together to execute a conspiracy.
Political Irresponsibility: Detroit's Great American Case for Socialism
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
We will be reminded over the weekend of the Greatnes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His accomplishments are numerous and his influence seemingly immeasurable. The youngest to receive the Nobel. An award of great notice until recently trifled in popular recognition with the selections of Barack H. Obama (2009) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. (2007). Maybe when Beowulf returns, we can scratch their names from the trophy case! His orations cast him amongst the world's preeminent Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan and William Faulkner [Delivered one of the world's great speeches for his Nobel Prize. Talk about deserving what you get!]. His writings have become required reading in universities and high schools throughout the US. Dr. King was never elected or appointed to public office yet, his influence was tremendously impacted legislative leaders. His leadership gave courage to Republican Senators and Congressmen, at the time the minority party, to push through legislation overriding America's "Jim Crow" laws. They won't show this in school but, this is the outcome of the vote:
The original House version:
- Democratic Party: 152-96 (61%-39%)
- Republican Party: 138-34 (80%-20%)
Cloture in the Senate:
- Democratic Party: 44-23 (66%–34%)
- Republican Party: 27-6 (82%–18%)
The Senate version:
- Democratic Party: 46-21 (69%–31%)
- Republican Party: 27-6 (82%–18%)
The Senate version, voted on by the House:
- Democratic Party: 153-91 (63%–37%)
- Republican Party: 136-35 (80%–20%)
Al Sharpton claimed on his show that Democrats supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Doesn't seem like the Democrat Party was as influenced by Dr. King as the Republican Party. Al Sharpton won't tell ya that. Painfully, the labor entrenched public schools fail to teach history and excel in teaching revisionist history. Community organizers in the classroom have no problem miseducating children and adults on voting rights. Often, minorities are told that without the 1964 Civil Rights Act they would not be able to vote in the United States. The Patriotic teacher would take the opportunity to advise that all minority voters are protected, since Reconstruction, under the US Constitution's 14th Amendment. The union teacher--the most to lose from an educated minority populus--without shame provokes the paranoia of the student by affirming that the 1964 Act "guarantees" the right to vote and that only one Party--the Democrat--will protect that right. Irresponsible? Yes. Effective? Yes. When corraling a people is essential, one's methods are never questioned. I suppose Rev. Al has been miseducated enough to know that it was Herman Cain that first accused Blacks of being brainwashed and not Malcom X. Today's Ron Paul is yesterday's Malcolm X.
What others won't disclose is that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a rewrite of President Dwight Eisenhower's 1957 Civil Rights Act. The common denominator for each: Lyndon Baines Johnson. The 1964 Civil Rights act enforces the constitutional right to vote, confers jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States of America to provide relief against discrimination in public accommodations, authorizes the Attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, extends the Commission on Civil Rights, prevents discrimination in federally assisted programs, establishes a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity, and other purposes. Nowhere in this act does it give you the right to vote. The Radical Republicans in 1868 satisfied that barrier. So what of this 1957 Act? It prohibited intimidation, coercion or otherwise interfering with the rights of persons to vote for the President and members of Congress. The Attorney General of the United States "may" [sic] institute actions, including injunctions and charges of contempt of court, with fines not to exceed $1000 and six months imprisonment. There are also extensive safeguards for the rights of accused under this statute. Federal judges were permitted to hear cases related to the act with or without juries. Not being able to vote in most of the South, blacks were also excluded from juries. President Eisenhower was bitterly disappointed with the bill. He advised that he wanted a stronger and more enforceable piece of legislation, "I wanted a much stronger civil rights bill in '57 than I could get, But the Democrats . . . wouldn't let me have it." Why is the "may" so important? Three letters: LBJ. Let's explore why the Father of the Great Society supported the 1957 Act. The Senate Majority Leader advised:
"These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don't move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there'll be no way of stopping them, we'll lose the filibuster and there'll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It'll be Reconstruction all over again."
The Senate leader, Lyndon Baines Johnson, was a Democrat, and recognized that the Civil Rights bill traveling through Congress, would rent his party in two: right wing Southern senators and liberal West Coast senators. Don't worry LBJ! I think we have the picture. The real reason was ambition. LBJ knew he would run for President someday. He needed a bill that was pro-civil rights to appeal to potential allies of the Democrat Party and weakly enforceable that he may keep his Majority Leadership and maintain appearances with the strong Southern contingency. The public, at a loss of confidence, became less supportive when Eisenhower openly admitted that he did not understand parts of the bill. Score one for LBJ! By the way, who signed the 1964 Act? Eisenhower? Nixon? Kennedy? Nah, it was the uppity Negroes best friend: LBJ.
"Weel about and turn about and do jis so,
Eb'ry time I weel about I jump Jim Crow."
I must applaud the Democrat Party. They are so wise. More than 400 state laws, constitutional amendments, and city ordinances legalizing segregation and discrimination were passed in the United States between 1865 and 1967. Western states routinely passed discriminatory legislation against Asians and Native Americans, passing 51 Jim Crow laws, 12 percent of the nation's total. Outside the South, California passed more Jim Crow laws (17) than any other state in the country. Jim Crow induced Blacks to leave the South for The Warmth of Other Suns. In 1910, the African-American population of Detroit was 6,000. The Great Migration, and immigration from eastern and southern Europe, turned the city into the country's fourth-largest. By the start of the Great Depression in 1929, its African-American population had climbed to 120,000. More than six (6) million Blacks left the South. The economic tragedy is simple to relate. By 1910, it is estimated that Blacks owned fifteen (15) million acres of land in the South. Modern African-American rural landowners possess a total of approximately 7.7 million acres of land, less than 1% of all privately owned rural land in the United States, valued at $14 Billion dollars. Think about how much wealth and inheritance was lost thanks to the Jim Crow Economy. How's that Union job at Hostess working for ya? Through intimidation and later, dependency, the Democrat Party convinced 90% of Black America that a single political party could protect them from "the evil doings" of the Radical Republicans, the greed of corporations and their shareholders and the "ever enduring" stigma of slavery. I can hear the Jim Crow Dems speaking, "Listen, we aren't talking about race but I know the Republicans brought it up and they don't want to apologize. They were always against you."
The term Jim Crow is believed to have originated around 1830 when a white, minstrel show performer, Thomas "Daddy" Rice, blackened his face with charcoal paste or burnt cork and danced a ridiculous jig while singing the lyrics to the song, "Jump Jim Crow." Theologian Howard Thurman described "Jim Crow" laws in this manner to his daughters:
"The measure of a man's estimate of your strength is the kind of weapons he feels that he must use in order to hold you fast in a prescribed place."
You see the Dems were just having a little fun expressing how different whites were from blacks. Yeah, the DEMs pulled out some other stereotypes to keep the party going with sleight of hand "You see, wese gonna shows you what the Republicans be thinking about you really!" Ever building the case for a second class status in the Republican Party composed of a racially disdaining group of elitists, the DEMs pulled out all of the stops by adding some characters from their psychological warfare cabinet: Sambos, Coons, and Zip Dandies. By the way, Black conservative, when were you last called one of these names by your smitten and irate Democrat brethren? Yes, even Dr. King suffered such expresson from Black leaders of his day. All in fun of course!
Dr. King was an ordinary man who made extraordinary decisions that produced exceptional results. While we rage in battle over the fact that Dr.King was a registered Republican, he no doubt felt an allegiance towards the Democrat Party. Author Stephen Oates, Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr, wrote, "I feel someone must remain in the position of non-alignment, so that he can look objectively at both parties and be the conscience of both—not the servant or master of either." However, his body may have been in the Republican Party with his father, Martin L. King, Sr. but his mind was on the Democrat Party. Dr. King, Jr. always made it clear that he was not Dr. King, Sr. In part, Sr. King agreed with the elders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference that it was ok for Jr. King to be a national or even regional leader. However, the black clergymen agreed that he needed to stay out of "Atlanta's business". Let me be the first to report to you that Men of the Cloth are still men. They were jealous and cautious of Dr. King's popularity and influence. Jr. King referred to them as an "envious old guard". They did not want him changing things in Atlanta proper. In an attempt to quell the massess, the established Negro Leadership, I'll refer to them as Atlanta's Talented Tenth a la W.E.B. DuBois, had an agreement with the established white leadership, including Mayor William Hartsfield and Police Chief Herbert Jenkins. The agreed with a gradual and peaceful process of desegregation in the BIG ATL. Each group agreed that Jr. King was a threat and decided to keep him out. This propelled King Jr. to search for a "liberal" white brother in the battle to put down the pretentiousness of political correctness and execute moral leadership. He saw that in John F. Kennedy.
Given past baggage in former Vice-President Richard Nixon's and Senator Kennedy's background, he saw the latter as a better Presidential choice. He went as far to say that he planned on endorsing him in 1964. It would have been the first time that King, Jr. had endorsed a candidate. The affinity and adoration the two had in public discourse is questioned in the Presidential actions of Kennedy. According to the National Black Republican Association, Kennedy, lauded as a proponent of civil rights, voted against the 1957 Civil rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat Senator Al Gore, Sr. He was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph who was a black Republican. President Kennedy, in order to undermine Dr. King, through his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy, had the civil rights leader wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist. Clayborn Carson et al, The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr: Symbol of the Movement, January 1957 – December, 1958, captured the thinking of many modern conservatives, especially Black, that call themselves Independents, with this quote from Dr. King, Jr.:
Actually, the Negro has been betrayed by both the Republican and the Democratic party. The Democrats have betrayed him by capitulating to the whims and caprices of the Southern Dixiecrats. The Republicans have betrayed him by capitulating to the blatant hypocrisy of reactionary right wing northern Republicans. And this coalition of southern Dixiecrats and right wing reactionary northern Republicans defeats every bill and every move towards liberal legislation in the area of civil rights.
He, like many of his day, had given up on the Party of Lincoln and surrendered to the Party of Jefferson Davis to promote and produce results born of universal truths. The road well traveled may have produced the catalysts needed for victory. However, is it the change of promise idealed by Frederick Douglas and Booker T. Washington? Or have we produced the field of dreams envisioned by Karl Marx, WEB Dubois and lawyer, revolutionary politician Vladimir Lenin? You thought I was going to say Barack Obama didn't you? Dr. King felt the pangs of success and failure within and without his race. He felt the tremors of success from within and from without his political party. Considering the icon requires an earthened look at his influnces and what has come to pass for the sake of America. .
Many of our bretheren have been duped and made afraid to exit false modern movements because of their duplicity of thought. Dr. King was already a leader of a multi-racial, American populist cultural movement that sought vindication and legislative remedy for the racial injustices of society. Movement leaders that coerced Dr. King to attend the 1963 March on Washington needed him more than Dr, King needed them. They were a school of American liberalists seeking approval and a means of fully infiltrating the Black community. American liberalists composed of unions attempting to cover years of discrimination with a zealous oureach to Black workers, left leaning.community organizations and alternative lifestyle proponents needed an icon to hitch their wagon. Fashioned by radical thinkers like Sol Alinsky, the organizations sought validity, acceptance and empowerment from a traditionally conservative yet abused community. Each had their own agenda but could mask their threats in the universal suffrage of Black Americans. I can imagine people sitting in a dark, musty room smoking cigars and agreeing to support one another because each has what the other needs.
"Yeah, I was born this way like you were born Black. Gay Rights is the same as Voting Rights!"
"A Living Wage. Listen, all you are missing is a piece of the government. Help me get the living wage and I will help you with affirmative action."
"You know your people, eh excuse me, I meant, "Our people" are struggling with the church stopping women from controlling their bodies. You help with abortion rights, eh I mean Women's Rights then, we'll be down with the cause."
What did we receive in return: Detroit and other modern urban metrolpolitans! Some alliances prove more unsightly than the treasures of the cause pursued.
Detroit is a Socialist city teetering on the edge of cultural bankruptcy. "So what does this have to do with Dr. King, Ken!? You know I am already mad at you for not bowing down and worshipping at the image of the Great Civil Rights Leader." Firstly, we have enough rock remaining to build a statue for Booker T. Washington, Harriett Tubman and Malcolm X. Secondly, you don't spit in te wind and you don't ask the Communist Chineese government to build a statue of Dr. King. Amazing what American Union Labor won't volunteer to do! Finally, it's sited near the FDR statue (All Blacks love FDR!) and is facing the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. Who was in charge of putting this plan together? I
digress. While he preached of a colorless society, his leanings towards liberality secured a sense amongst the Black electorate that vigilante politics was an acceptable framework of voting. Vigilante politics is composed of three principles: (1) racial preference; (2) party preference and (3) economic preference. Personal Responsibility is one the most laudable tenets of conservatism. The term personal, at least in its Old French origins, yields no wiggle room for the faint at heart. During the 14th century, the term meant "pertaining to self". The German playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe advised, “Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and then the whole world will be clean." This is not the case in liberal politics. Vigilant electors feel the need to elect not "from their own" but "from their own kind". Hence, while affirmative action is sought in employment and contracting, it is frowned upon in elections. If a white man that shares your belief and possesses the skillset to govern is running against a black man that shares your belief and lacks the skillset to govern then, you choose the latter rather than the first. Your budget may suffer and mandates made law but "at least he's got my best interest at heart." The second is party preference. It does not matter! There is only one party that understands what I've been through so I must choose that one. Principles are unimportant, only Party really matters. Last, economic preference. When given the choice of supply side and demand side, always choose demand side economics. To the vigilant electorate, there will never be enough goods because a few people that produce them are hoarding them. We need our stuff and we need it now. When I am unable to be satisfied, I believe that the goods maker should be punished. Raise his taxes. Create rules that will slow-up his success. Since I am so poor and weak, I will demand that the government act as my agent and force the producers to meet my need. That'll show'em!
For urban America, vigilante politics has ruined budgets, economic growth and taken liberties from families and individuals. A Great Case for this is Detroit. I will succinctly consider each of the Vigilante points in establishing the failure of such governments. Mayor Dave Bing, Democrat, had advised his popolus in December 2011 that the city was experiencing some spending pressures but nothing they could not handle. After an audit, the city was only in the red by $67 million . By January 2012, there are concerns that the city may not be able to meet May 2012 payroll. Who's responsible? Detroit governs by way of a strong mayoral system. All tickets are punched by the Big Cheese in the leather chair. However the budget is approved by the city council. Let's get over points one and two at once. The council is all black and all are Democrats. Apparently, there are no other races living in Detroit and certainly, no Detroit City Republican Party exists. Point three: economic preference. You would hope in a tremendous area of trade and factory production that many members of your city council would understand and promote supply side economics where possible. You would hope there is no dependency on government at all with its ports and huge involvement in domestic and foreign trade. Tcha, you know what? No! Mind you, Motor City councilmembers are compensated at $73,000 per annum. Our first guest on Vigilante Elections: Charles Pugh. Elected President becomes he received the most votes, what a qualifier, Pugh was a television journalist and radio personality. All the signs of a fiscal policy hawk. The electorate chose him despite a late campaign controversy when he acknowledged that he was struggling financially and his $385,000 condominiium was in foreclosure. I understand, things happen. Guest two: Gary Brown, former Deputy Police Chief. Public Safety. Great! Financial Strength: Part of a $8.4 million whistle blower's suit against Detroit. He won. It gets better! Guest three: Saunteel Jenkins. Foreclosure. Jenkins owed $167,000 on her mortgage and decided to walk away. Three years salary and it's paid off. Guest four: Kenneth Cockriel, Jr. Former Wayne County Commissioner. He must now how to manage a budget. Well, he is also the son of a self-proclaimed Marxist-Leninist! Well Ken, apples do fall from trees! Yeah, but this one bounced back! He served on the committee that awarded Van Jones "The Maurice Sugar Voice for Justice Award" for "Human Rights Activists and Green jobs Advocate". Yeah, that Van Jones!
There must be someoone on the Council will management experience taht will lend itself to a supply side economy with limited government. The good people of Detroit must be crying out for smaller government and lower taxes especially after all of the pain of GM and Chrysler being bought out by Obama Motors. Guest five: Brenda B. Jones. She's the former President of Communications Workers of America. Member of the NAACP and the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights. She can certainly recognize a special interest. She also served on the committee that awarded Van Jones"The Maurice Sugar Voice for Justice Award" for "Human Rights Activists and Green jobs Advocate". Yeah, that Van Jones! Guest six: Andre Spivey. A Morehouse Man. Like Dr. King. He did not serve on the Van Jones Committee. However, Ponsella Hardaway did. Why does this matter? Hardaway is the Executive Director of MOSES. Spivey sits on the Board of MOSES. It is the Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength and its purpose is to act on issues that have a systemic impact on the quality of life in the community and social justice. They believe in the Equitable allocation and distribution of public funds. MOSES, not the one played by Charleston Heston, is affiliated with Gamaliel Foundation. Barack Obama was trained by the Sol Alinsky-founded Gamaliel Foundation. This is the Foundation that is fighting against Wisconsin legislation that would make it illegal to pay a person to sign a petition. Wow, a Christian organization fighting for Voter Fraud. No collection here! This church is paying! Guest seven: James Tate. his campaign material made it very plain: PRO-UNION! He understands teh importance of unions. Guest eight: Councilman Kwame Kenyatta faced foreclosure and walked away in 2008. He had more important things to do like meet with Venezuela's envoy to the United States, Ambassador Bernado Alvarez Herrera. He was joined by JoAnn Watson (she will be our last guest), Brenda Jones, Kwame Kenyatta, Martha Reeves and Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to discuss how to expand his country's programs that help the poor. By the end of the evening, the Detroit councilmembers had convinced the Ambassador that they were the needy ones. The Ambassador announced a new program to extend the free eye surgery begun by Cuba to the US Midwest. O goody, have a pop and a smile! The Cubans with the help of the Venezueleans are bringin their health program to our shores. It's probably covered under ObamaCare! Who else was in attendance to celebrate the outpouring of help from one socialist nation to a socialist city? Howabout the International Action Center (IAC). Per the website: "The IAC strives to draw from the leadership, connect the struggles, and bring together communities of color, women, lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, youth and students, immigrant and workers' organizations in order build a progressive movement for social justice and change. Ultimately it is our goal to work towards the liberation and freedom of all peoples living in the U.S. and around the world. IAC defines itself as an "anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist" organization." Just what the motor city needs, a people committed to shutting it down. Not finished! Howabout Latinos Unidos / United de Michigan (LUUM)? While their site is no longer operative, it was once reported that their goal was "to inform about the inhumane raids, home intrusions, racial profiling and other atrocities perpetuated by the Federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (FBICE) upon our immigrant communities in Michigan and throughout the US". Maybe that is why Detroit is a sanctuary city. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Detroit has got to be the exception to the rule. There has to be someone on the Council that understands that liberal good intentions inflate costs and expenses for a city. Michigan's preliminary review found that the city had failed to adjust annual budgets in the face of declining revenues and/or increased expenditures, has recurring fund deficits of more than $100 million and failed to file an adequate or approved Deficit Elimination Plan. The state says the city has budgetary shortfalls that could lead to a negative cash balance as early as April, 2012.There must be someone that understands the kinetic framework of free markets and seeks only the best for small businesses America's wealth creation machine. Uh Uh! Our final guest: Jo Ann Watson. The Michigan activist is an unrepentant socialist. She has sponsored more than 1,000 bills. Her bonafides include serving as Executive Director of the Detroit NAACP, Public Policy Liaison for Congressman John Conyers and Co-Founder of the Coalition for Health care Equity. She presented her book Reparations to Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama. She is sponsoring two Detroiters to study Medicine in Cuba and then, return to provide care to the City. She has a relationship with the Pro Cuban/North Korean Workers World Party. From June 14-17 2009, the Moratorium NOW!-initiated People's Summit was held at Grand Circus Park, Detroit, MI. A "tent city" was built at the location, and protesters camped there for four days of "Active Resistance, Political Discussion and Strategizing for a “People's Stimulus Plans” and an “Economic Bill of Rights” for Working People and the Poor." Moratorium NOW! is a Workers World Party-front organization. Do you really believe that these vigilante politicians have the citizens best interests in mind. I doubt it sincerely.
The Civil Rights Movement and the Dr. King icon are inseparable. How we see him will be based on which cultural philosophy we subscribe. If a modern American liberal (socialist, Marxist, communist, etc.) then, you will refer to his commitment to Theodore Roosevelt's preference for human welfare over property rights, Woodrow Wilson's call for limited government through government expansion and federal control, Franklin Roosevelt's Second Bill of Rights, John Kennedy's dreams of eradicating the human condition through government welfare and Lyndon Baines Johnson's welfare and bust legislated programs. Union leaders and race-baiting community organizers will point to his convictions on voting rights, gay rights, abortion rights and government entitlement. If a conservative, like his neice Alveda King, you wonder how the liberals were able to high jack the symbolism of universal, unalienable rights granted every man by his Creator from the iconic speaker. You can not recognize such a liberal Dr. King from all of the made for TV movies! You refer to his dire need for a multi-racial approach to harmonizing protests of injustice even as his bretheren lose faith in his "human race" concept. He expounded upon American values to include the vision of a color blind society in his 1963 speech "I have a Dream". His inspiration for one of the most beloved speeches in human history: Archibald Carey, Jr.'s address to the 1952 Republican National Convention and Prathia Hall's speech at the site of a burned-down church in Terrell County, Georgia in September 1962. We will be reminded that he was a great civil rights leader as evidenced by his efforts on the 1965 Montgomery Bus Boycot. The transit boycott of National City Lines, owned by General Motors, Standard Oil of California, Firestone and others is endeared by union leaders and race organizers as a political and social victory. As a conservative that appreciates the beauty of free markets, I recognize the brilliance of the financial starvation of a major corporation that monopolized city services due to a local government's decision to pick a winner. It really goes to show that the greatest threat of the Movement was not political or social but economics. Bet your child won't hear that in history class!
Nearly fifty years after his death, Dr. King is an enigma to many who only know the broad strokes of his life.. Doesn't the Poor People's Campaign of 1968 reveal flashes of Occupy Wall Street brilliance. Weary from his shunning by radical blacks, leftists community organizers and egalitarian sympathizers, he attempted to broach the immorality of war appropriations and Jim Crow segregation with federal government intervention. His frustration with an America that was not reacting quickly enough to a crisis led him to trust a political and economic philosophy that would not offer the Utopia sought or preferred. Dare say, maybe it was the only one available as literary critic Lionel Trilling once asserted.
In the United States at this time Liberalism is not only the dominant but even the sole intellectual tradition. For it is the plain fact that nowadays there are no conservative or reactionary ideas in general circulation. This does not mean, of course, that there is no impulse to conservatism or to reaction. Such impulses are certainly very strong, perhaps even stronger than most of us know. But the conservative impulse and the reactionary impulse do not, with some isolated and some ecclesiastical exceptions, express themselves in ideas but only in action or in irritable mental gestures which seek to resemble ideas.
Resist the impulse. Isn't this a tenet of non-violence? There were those that used his gift and his grace to increase in the daily lives of Americans prescribed general welfare and subsidy. A southern gentleman and scholar, grounded in the radical conservatism of his heritage and yet transformed in his "weary years" to a liberal icon without much clout amongst those that shaped his very image. In the end, American liberalism co-opted the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Economic Power Movement and our Political Aspirants. It also failed its greatest Peace icon.