Friday, April 29, 2011

California Bullies Public Preachers

This is unbelievable. If you think America is the "land of the free," think again. This video shows what a police state we really live in.

What freedom loving person who believes in the First Amendment would ever have believed that the police would arrest a man for preaching in public.



Here is a copy of the complaint filed against the office and the California Highway Patrol in the United States district Court.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Barack Obama was Born in Hawaii... Yawn.

Confirming what I have been saying all along, Barack Obama released the long for birth certificate confirming that he was born in Hawaii.

However, does that make him a "natural born citizen" within the meaning of Article II, Section 1 of the United Sates Constitution?

There is a serious school of thought, supported by historical record, that to be a natural born citizen, one must not only be born on American soil, but also be born of parents who are American citizens.

As I think about that, especially considering how our society has changed from the days when births out-of-wedlock were rare, I have the following questions in analyzing the legal issue:

  1.  If the child is born of a single mother, does it matter the citizenship of the father?
  2. As to 1, what if the mother does not know who the father is?  What if that is impossible to determine?
  3. If the mother had no relationship with the father at the time of birth or after, why should the father's citizenship matter? 
  4. It is said in the case of Barack Obama that his parents were married, but since the father had another wife in Kenya, was the Hawaii marriage legal? Does that matter as to the natural born citizen determination?

If a court has to make a decision, the court needs to consider the ramifications of any ruling in light of these and similar questions for the future.

I am long on questions, short on answers.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Public University Advocates Violence and Industrial Sabotage

Unbelievable.

The Professors are Judy Ancel, Director of Labor Studies at UMKC and Don Giljum, proud member of the Communist Party and business manager for the International Union of Operating Engineers at Ameren UE in St. Louis.





A college course in advanced thuggery?

The taxpayers are funding this. A Brave New World under Progressivism, I guess. Hope and Change.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Recycling A Campaign Ad That Remains Fresh

This campaign ad tells us all we need to know about Barack Obama's understanding of economics.  Too bad Mr. Britton did not win the campaign.

Crowder on the Latest Trig - Sarah Scandal

Rep. & Col. Allen West on Obama



From Rep. and Col. Allen West on President Obama:
I am sick and tired of this class warfare, this Marxist, demagogic rhetoric that is coming from the President of the United States of America. It is not helpful for this country and it’s not going to move the ball forward as far as rectifying the economic situation in our country. And I’m not going to back away from telling what the truth is.
[...]
There’s a great depth to my conviction, and part of my conviction is telling the truth. I don‘t think it’s very presidential when Barack Hussein Obama refers to my colleague, Paul Ryan, as a simple little accountant, either. So I think that when you look at what a community organizer is turning out to be, it does seem to be like a low-level socialist agitator.
Video here.

Any day now, Jesse Jackson will accuse Col. West of being a racist.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Natural Born Citizen Issues Not Simply About Place of Birth

A few days ago, I wrote a post, "Natural Born Citizen Obama." This is a follow up with new (to me) analysis.

To be eligible for the presidency, a person must be a 'natural born citizen." The overwhelming evidence is that President Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. However that may not be the end of the story.

A scholarly article on The Federalist Blog, "Defining Natural born Citizen" written in November 2008 explains the history of the term "natural born citizen" and discusses the effect of the Fourteenth Amendment. The article contains the following statement in the analysis:
One universal point most all early publicists agreed on was natural-born citizen must mean one who is a citizen by no act of law. If a person owes their citizenship to some act of law (naturalization for example), they cannot be considered a natural-born citizen. This leads us to defining natural-born citizen under the laws of nature - laws the founders recognized and embraced.

Under the laws of nature, every child born requires no act of law to establish the fact the child inherits through nature his/her father’s citizenship as well as his name (or even his property) through birth. This law of nature is also recognized by law of nations. Sen. Howard said the citizenship clause under the Fourteenth Amendment was by virtue of “natural law and national law.”
Barack Obama's father was a British citizen.

In other words, it is reasonable to questions Mr. Obama's eligibility to serve, but darned tough to get that issue to court. The Supreme Court has already refused to hear an emergency petition this issue which were raised in Leo Donofrio v. Nina Mitchell Wells, which I believe (from memory, sometimes faulty) in the lower court was decided on a standing issue, i.e., Leo Donofrio, citizen, lacked standing to raise the natural Born citizen issue over then candidate Barack Obama.

The following statement was released by Leo Donofrio after the Supreme Court declined to hear his emergency petition:
Before I address the legal facts of this headline, I want to address all of the other Presidential eligibility cases that went before SCOTUS including my own. It’s true that – technically – Donofrio v. Wells could still be pending if I chose to submit a full petition for writ of certiorari. Many have written to me and asked why I haven’t resorted to that tactic. The answer is fairly simple: my case is moot.

The same is true for Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz, Lightfoot v. Bowen and the Berg cases, all of which asked for emergency stays or emergency injunctions to stop a candidate from becoming “president-elect” and later president.

Once my case stay application was denied, I had exhausted the only emergency procedure available to me and the US Supreme Court Rules would not have facilitated the resolution of a full petition before the candidate was sworn in as President (or become president-elect).

When Obama was sworn in by Chief Justice Roberts as President, our Constitutional separation of powers kicked in big time. Because of the separation of powers enumerated in our Constitution, the United States Supreme Court has no ability to remove a sitting President. Nowhere in the Document does it give the Supreme Court (or the judicial branch) any authority to remove a sitting President.

All of the eligibility law suits – brought before electoral college votes were counted in Congress – sought to challenge the qualifications of candidate Obama to be President. Once he graduated from “candidate Obama” to “President-elect Obama” and later “President Obama”, every single eligibility law suit pending before SCOTUS became moot.
Full statement here.

For more reading: Natural Born Citizen blog.

Wikipedia's Natural Born Citizen Clause which includes discussion of other presidents and candidates whose eligibility was questioned.

American Thinker article, Obama and the Natural Born citizen Clause.

Obama Presidential Eligibility, An Introductory Primer.

Hypocrisy of Students Exposed

Students at the University of California-Merced thought it is fair to tax more money from high income earners to redistribute the wealth to help the poor, but could not wrap their heads around the concept of similarly redistributing grade point averages (GPA's) to help poor students.



How sad is our education system? Redistribution is not fair if it takes from their hard-earned grades, but it is fair if it takes from people's hard earned incomes. Hmmm.

Dolts.

Maybe after they have thought more about it....

One can only hope, I guess.

Evan Sayet

The following video of a 2009 talk by Evan Sayet is truly insightful about how modern liberals think, and still fresh:

Regulatory Horror Show

In a true show of regulatory excess, the NLRB is going to hold hearings about stopping Boeing from locating a plant in south Carolina, a right to work state.

Boeing's crime?

Boeing originally considered locating in the State of Washington and discussed it with the union, which insisted as a condition that the union have representation on Boeing's board and the Boeing guarantee that all such aircraft be built at the Puget Sound location. Read about it in the Wall Street Journal.

Why would Boeing bother to stay in the United States with this sort of Obnama-esque business climate?

Isn't the slow regulatory ratchet telling us all to look elsewhere?

Public Choice Economics

Public choice as a branch of economics is relative new on the economics theory scene. It adds valuable insights to the workings of government, because it applies economic principles to our understanding about how politicians and government actually works, as opposed to how it is supposed to work.

Watch below:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

S&P Downgrade is "Political" Per Obama

Standard & Poor's downgrade of United States securities is devastating, but probably inevitable thanks to Obamacare and other big spengding out-of-control entitlement programs.

How does the nation's supposed leader react? He doesn't want to take the downgrade seriously, calling it "political."

In his world, everything is "political." We don't need no stinkin' reality, man!

He also thinks that a massive government takeover of health care is going to save the government money.

We have an administration with zero understanding of economics.

Compassion and Tyranny

President Obama has unveiled his reelection campaign slogan. It is the constant repetition of the word "compassion" as if it were his mantra.

The narcissist-in-chief touting compassion. What a joke. He has no compassion for our grandchildren who will be burdened with massive government debt for Obamacare and other spending.

In his case, of course, the word compassion is Orwellian doublespeak really meaning Nanny-state tyranny.

Friday, April 15, 2011

United Nations Global Warming Lunacy

A peer reviwed study posted on a United Nations website (UNEP, whatever that is) predicted that there would be 50 million "climate refugees" by 2010.

As Patterico puts it, the prediction missed the mark by only 50 million.

Naturally the UN is taking away the pages without fanfare. Not even an oops, we goofed.

Natural Born Citizen Obama

I am baffled about the continuing theories surrounding President's Obama's birth location. I don't like the guy as president, but all the solid evidence points to his being born in Hawaii.

Interestingly, there is also a theory out there that President Obama even if born in Hawaii is not a "natural born citizen" within the meaning of the United States Constitution unless both of this parent were also citizens. The President's father was a citizen of the U.K.

It seems to me that the citizenship clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution puts that potential doubt to rest, by saying, " All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."

Granted, the words "natural born" are not used (and I have no ideal what an unnatural birth might be -- birth by test tube, maybe), but The Fourteenth Amendment makes is clear that one is a citizen by birth if born in the United States.

Could anything be clearer?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Moron of the Day: Internal Revenue Service



On this week ending on Tax Day Friday, what could be more appropriate than awarding the IRS the Moron of the Day award.

Congratulation IRS for being our Moron of the Day, working hard to chase foreign capital out of the country.

Dumb.

Really dumb.

Concealed Carry in Ohio Praised

Headline: Locked and loaded: Concealed carry grows as critics’ fears of ‘bloodbath’ proven wrong Click on the headline to read it.

Where is the "blood in the streets" the liberals like Toby Hoover predicted? (I originally wrote "goofy liberals," but recognizing that as a redundancy, I omitted the word goofy.)

Nada.

I suspect that Toby Hoover is actually disappointed with the safety of shall-issue concealed carry in Ohio. No one likes to be wrong.

The truth is that gun restriction, like all regulation, punishes the innocent law abiding people only. Law breakers are ... well ... law breakers.

Obama's Solution

I think our president is slightly retarded. Who else but a retarded child that had the power to encourage oil drilling would tell everybody that the solution to higher gas prices is to get rid of your SUV?

What a bozo comment that is. Hey Prez, what about opening up drilling in Alaska and easing restrictions in the Gulf of Mexico?

2012 cannot come soon enough.

Friday, April 01, 2011

There Will No Posts Week of April 4, 2011

I will not be blogging the Week of April 4, 2011. The news will just have to happen without my insights, such as they are.

AARP Sells Out Seniors -- To Line its Own Pockets

For this story I refer you to Legal Insurrection, but feel free to click here to a copy of the report released by two Congressmen detailing the AARP scandal.

Planned Parenthood Mammogram Lie

when it comes to liberals, no lie is too bold to get their hands on free money, i.e., federal funding. After, the end justifies the means, doesn't it?



Who is the Prince of Lies, again?

Four More Years

the first ad of the upcoming presidential campaign.



President Barack O-Bomber, the inspiration for the Tea Party movement. He brought us together.

Pay for the Budget--the Soak the Rich Strategy

Liberals won't let the facts get in the way of some mighty fine demagoguery. the soak the rich strategy revealed:

Opposition to Voter ID is Racist?

I read a recent Mother Jones article (don't ask why) that noted that voter ID laws have a negligible effect on elections.  OK so far.  T...