Thursday, January 28, 2010

Debt Update

One day after Obama promises to curb spending - Dems pass largest Debt increase in US History

Senate Democrats passed a $1.9 trillion increase in the federal debt limit Thursday, seeking to push off another politically painful debt vote until after the midterm elections.
All 60 Democrats and no Republicans voted for the debt limit increase. The measure, which the House has yet to vote on, would put the debt ceiling at roughly $14.3 trillion.

Full story here

Pole Vault

“We’ll go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, we’ll go over a fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in but we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.” Nancy Pelosi

Gateway Pundit for more

The Fit Starts to Hit the Shan

Update from The Fits Going To Hit The Shan November 13, 2009

Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D, N.Y.), who represents parts of Lower Manhattan, said the trial would create a “fortress-like perimeter” around the area.

“I believe the choice for a trial location has been made in an extremely shortsighted manner and I would respectfully request that you explore the possibilities of moving the trial to an alternate site,” she added. NRO Article Here.

Krauthammer's Take
On the upcoming State of the Union address:
and more on the Terrorist KSM trial here.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Freedom Is Fragile

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” ~ Ronald Reagan, from his first inaugural speech as governor of California, January 5, 1967

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Health Care or Power?

Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney

Well, I have done it!
3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I
found was far worse than what I had heard.

To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.

The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer,physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.

If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama,
there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.

So,there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law It doesn't stop there though.

The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;

The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.

I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution." If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it,without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source,the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

Michael Connelly
Retired attorney,
Constitutional Law Instructor
Carrollton , Texas


Monday, January 4, 2010

Once In Every Year

The Constitution of The United States

Article 1. Section 4.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first day in December, unless they shall by law appoint a different Day.

This Article 1. Section 4. of the Constitution was changed by the Twentieth Amendment section 2. Ratified January 23, 1933
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3rd day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.

By now you may be saying, who cares?

Why not use the Amendment process to be sure a majority of the people and the states agree that forced health care, that is not listed in any of the Articles of our Constitution, should be a right? Because the liberals and democrats can force it through a Capitol they control and debt money can be used to seal the deals with those who have no respect for our Constitution. The 2000 pages of tyranny would never make it through the Amendment process, that is why they need to force through forcecare.

Seventeen Amendments have been added to our Constitution since the first ten Amendments (The Bill of Rights) and along the way we decided that congress's requirement to work assemble at least once per year on a certain day was important enough to be included in the amendment process.

The Constitution of The United States Article. V.
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.

Read some of the Amendments, 11 through 27 your self and decide where forced government run health care ranks, or maybe you prefer 51 or 60 Senators paid off with more debt money deciding something this important for you and future generations.

If you decide with the Senators prepare your self for even more polarization in our country because so far not one Republican agrees that this bill is the answer. A majority of the people and the states would like true health care reform with free market principals that also addresses tort reform and competition between the states.

See I told you so... Maybe one day in the year 2020 those in favor of this current health care bill will say; See I told you government run health care would be everything that was promised. Slim just left town.

I have lost all confidence in a government that spends close to a trillion dollars on every bill that is passed and is full of ear marks, it should be stopped. I do believe the more important crisis we have is a Debt Crisis and it should be addressed prior to any new spending bills.

With almost a year of discussion on the subject of health care, I am now sick of talking about it. Can you imagine how long we will be talking about health care if our Federal National government controls and polices 1/6 of our economy. Yes, Polices- after all it will need to be enforced. Their is a difference between a Federal (States and the people) and a National government, (Central power).

One more thought. The requirement for congress to work a minimum of one day per year should give you an idea of how much responsibility our founding fathers originally intended for our Federal government. The states were to take care of themselves with very little intervention from a central power.

HWR ************* Thirteen Stars Changed The World