At Easter and Passover…On God, Country, and Obama

happy easter happy passover(Author’s Note: I have been asked by some of my blog readers to run this Op-ed again as it is as pertinent today as when I wrote it in 2012.)

During this Holy Week for both Christians and Jews, let us remember and honor the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, the rights and privileges we sometimes take for granted, and let us celebrate in the knowledge that we live in the greatest nation the world has ever known. Let us remember our loved ones lost, and pray that our brave men and women in uniform are kept safe and out of harm’s way. Let us find comfort in knowing that as we celebrate the Resurrection and the freeing of the Jews from bondage in Egypt, we should rejoice in knowing that our dearly departed loved ones have already been welcomed into God’s Kingdom.

I pray that as we Christians and Jews celebrate freedom, restoration, redemption, and resurrection that we see this from both a spiritual and from a here and now perspective. The spiritual is obvious, the here and now not so much so, as our beloved America is at a dangerous crossroads. Do we return to God and the principals our Founding Fathers laid down in the Constitution or do we continue down Obama’s path of destruction of all this country was founded upon and all we hold dear. It is up to us, ‘We the People,’ to choose the path which we will follow. Continue reading

Ted Cruz Announces He’s Running and the Naysayers Gather Like Vultures to a Feast

cruz1 cover“I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!”
Texas Senator Ted Cruz announces his 2016 run for the presidency

He’s the first official candidate to declare out of more than a dozen high-profile Republicans considering running for president…and if we cannot have LTC Allen West, Ted Cruz is the next best thing. Announcing his intentions in a 30-second video embedded in a tweet released at 12:09 AM Monday morning, TEA Party favorite Ted Cruz is everything Republicans should be but sadly are NOT…that is if he does NOT go so far in pandering to the ubber religious right…the ones with their ‘better a muslim we know than a Mormon we don’t know’ attitude that helped get Obama re-elected…that he actually…dare I say it…starts shaking hands with the left. (See Ted Cruz’s tweet released video announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulzfbe6H5qY)

cruz2Thankfully, I do NOT think he will as Ted Cruz ranks high on the list amongst true Constitutional conservatives, but unfortunately to date has NOT registered in the top five in the polls simply because he does NOT tow the so-called establishment Republican line. Instead, Ted Cruz appeals to Tea Partiers and we who are know as TEApublicans, because he has the courage to take on NOT only the Obama regime itself but the RINOS and the actual party establishment as well. Continue reading

Why the attempt to defund amnesty didn’t work – and what will

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The failure of the Republican majority in Congress to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty this week has once again engendered bitterness among some conservatives toward the party’s leadership. Accusations that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell caved to Obama’s pressure are widespread, but the true cause of the failure to defund amnesty can be found within Senate traditions and the Constitution itself. The Constitution may also provide the ultimate solution to Obama’s executive overreach.

 

Because the authors of the Constitution distrusted a strong central government, they made it difficult to enact new laws. Because the framers worried that the majority might tyrannize a minority, they gave the president veto power over laws passed by Congress and the courts the right to strike down laws judged to be unconstitutional. Democratic filibusters must also be considered by Republican leaders, but it is the presidential veto that holds the greatest threat to the Republican agenda.

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Poll: Democrats ready to jettison courts

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Supreme Court (Daderot/Wikimedia)

A stunning new poll released today by Rasmussen found that a relative majority of Democrats believe that President Obama should be able to ignore federal courts. The February 20 poll comes as the Obama Administration faces a host of legal obstacles which include a federal judge’s injunction against the president’s executive immigration amnesty and a high-profile challenge to the Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare,” in the Supreme Court.

 

Rasmussen reports that nearly half of Democrats, 43 percent, “believe the president should have the right to ignore the courts.” This was a plurality, also called a relative majority, since only 35 percent of Democrats opposed having President Obama ignore the courts.

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The Trans Pacific Partnership: The most DANGEROUS legislation you never heard of…until now

tppForget about Executive Amnesty for a moment. Forget about repealing The Unaffordable Careless Act. Forget about who is going to run or not run for President. None of the above is of any importance if, God forbid, Barack Obama gets “Trade Promotion Authority,” or what is known as “Fast Track.”

So what could be so important, so pressing, to trump all these other issues?

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Screwed By the Senate Yet Again

crvote1 cruz“It allows Republicans to show they are committed to ending Obama’s amnesty once and for all in the next Congress. If we agree it is indeed unconstitutional, we have no business funding it when the GOP controls Congress.”
– Senator Ted Cruz (TX.) before the vote on the ‘CRomnibus’ spending bill

Ted Cruz (along with Mike Lee) tried…he really did…but the Senate rejected his Constitutional proxy ‘Point of Order’ on Obama’s immigration executive action when he directly targeted the funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

Rightfully using the spending bill as leverage to try and stop the implementation of Obama’s executive ordered immigration reform, Cruz tried to defy RINO party leaders and their hanger-ons who cut deals with Obama and Reid to try and assure smooth passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill. So in an attempt to force a Senate vote on said action as a condition for approving this disastrous bill, Cruz presented the argument that the bill violated the Constitution (and it surely does) because it would fund Obama’s plan as it rewrites current on-the-books immigration laws without any say whatsoever from Congress. And Cruz made sure he presented this to the Senate chamber in such a way that it was in keeping with long-standing Senate practices. Continue reading

Obama admits amnesty is unconstitutional

When President Obama announced his executive actions on immigration before Thanksgiving, he claimed that his position on using presidential authority to change US immigration policy had not changed. The president had repeatedly denied that he had the authority to take such action in the past according to a Politifact analysis. Last week the president openly admitted that his executive actions changed US immigration law, a power that rests solely with Congress according to the Constitution.

 

The moment of clarity took place on Nov. 25 as the president spoke at an event in Chicago. As reported by NBC Chicago, three hecklers in the audience interrupted Mr. Obama’s speech to protest the deportation of immigrant families.

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November 4th: a Referendum on Amnesty…November 20th: a Constitutional Crisis in the Making

ospeech1 cover “Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately, Washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long.”
– Barack HUSSEIN Obama on the announcement that he would unilaterally initiate immigration reform

NO Obama…NOT everyone agrees with you…in fact two out of three Americans do NOT agree with you and told you so on November 4th but hey, why should ‘We the People’s’ wants mean anything to you…after all, they NEVER have before.

And so now with ‘his pen and his phone’ lame duck President Barack HUSSEIN Obama…who looked a bit odd and quite glassy-eyed before the cameras…will go as far as he can under the radar of the law to “fix” an immigration system that in reality is NOT actually broken…it’s just that the laws currently on the books are deliberately and with malice NOT being enforced by Obama and his administration. Continue reading

Amnesty by Executive Order

 ex1 no amnesty cover“You cannot simply issue decrees, we don’t rule by decree in this country.”
– Charles Krauthammer FOX News political commentatorIn a few days Barack HUSSEIN Obama will deliberately tear our country apart as pay-back for the Election Day shellacking he and his party received.

Granting legal status to roughly 4.5 million what he refers to as ‘undocumented immigrants’…who in reality are ILLEGAL criminals who need to be sent home as many of them are guilty of serious criminal acts beyond just their ILLEGALLY…will soon have their names added…along with tens of thousands of others just like them…to the Democratic voter rolls and help to keep Democrats in control of the government for years to come. And these people will NOT just be added to voter rolls but now will also be able to have their names added to the currently falling union membership rosters…helping to keep Obama’s hand in the union pot so to speak…as well as guarantee their undying loyalty to the party by adding them to the welfare and other government subsidies rolls as well. Continue reading

Stopping Obama’s Executive Orders

ex o2 cover“But what I’m not going to do is just wait for the GOP to pass an immigration bill.”  - Barack HUSSEIN Obama at Wednesday’s press conference after being steamrolling by the Republicans

Whew…we did it and we did it BIG! The Republicans are back in control of the Senate and have the largest majority in the House since the Hoover era. In other words, Barack HUSSEIN Obama and his failed politics and policies have, for the most part, been rendered politically impotent.

But true to form, at Wednesday’s press conference, Obama tried to blame everybody but himself for the Republican steamrolling his politics and policies got. Saying, “The election results are clear. I still have a mandate for my polices from the two-thirds of Americans who didn’t vote,” Obama just does NOT get that it’s quite the opposite…those NOT voting were his very own sheeple, kool-aders, and party loyalists. Continue reading