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>Presidents Are Not Supposed To Be Above The Law

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In Chapter 21 of Murder By Executive Order, Marci and Roger Thoreau were at home discussing the sad state of affairs the country and the world finds itself. Parenthetically, the above title about Presidents being above the law is more true with the Obama Administration than any recent presidency. For example, today (February 23, 2011) President Barak Obama announced that he has ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to no longer enforce the Defense of Marriage Act that was signed by President Bill Clinton. 
Read about this major constitutional error of our current president in my “Evil Men” blog.

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   FDR and every president and Congress thereafter had promised that Social Security would be held separate from the general fund. If Social Security needed money, it would be an easy matter to raise taxes to take care of the elderly. Well, just how far can you go with that kind of a promise when the people are taxed to death already and the country is broke?

  

   “Why do you always have to win?”   Marci was holding both of her husband’s hands, looking into the brown eyes of Roger Thoreau in a trusting and yet scolding way. “Why do you always have to win, Roger? Maybe you could just resign yourself to coming in second.”

   “But don’t you see, Marcie? With politics and progressives there is no such thing as coming in second. That’s like losing – losing our liberties. I can’t stand it. If there’s a chance Professor Piper can send me back in time I’m willing to go tomorrow.”
   “I’ll miss you, honey.” She really didn’t believe in time travel and had no faith at all in Professor Piper.
   “Cool, I’ll write you from the Spirit World.”
   “Don’t bother. By then the Postal Service and everything else will be going out of business.”
   She knew he was just kidding in suggesting you could make a phone call or write from the parallel universe to which they were destined to travel. We’ve been married so long that I think I know you better than you know yourself.” Then she searched Roger’s dark eyes and a tear ran down her face and wet the glass tabletop. “What I mean, Roger, is if you take this stuff too seriously, I’m afraid I’ll lose you.”
   :”No, you won’t.”
   “No. I won’t lose the man, Roger Thoreau, per se.” She hesitated to form the words just right. “But I’m afraid you will change, Roger…In that sense I will lose you. I won’t even recognize the man I was married to for forty years if you put all your emphasis into winning and not enough into staying as pure and good as you are today.”
   He smiled, hugged her, and pressed his warm cheek against her cold one. “It’s you changing that I fear most, darling. Just don’t change, Roger. Remain the good, clean sort that you’ve always been. Don’t let politics or this overwhelming desire to make a difference change you, dear. Your life – your eternal life – and mine are at stake.”
   Marci was seated at the kitchen table. She inhaled deeply, opening a copy of the Herald Tribune. “Did you see this story? A fifty-year-old man, a former admiral in the U.S. Navy, has just married a rich Mexican and they are honeymooning somewhere in Europe. It says here she’s heiress to a fortune. Beer money. Grupo. Ever heard of that, honey?
   “Not particularly. Of course we’re Mormons and we don’t drink beer, so that name doesn’t mean much to me.”
   “This admiral was married to the same woman for over thirty years and she got cancer and died. Poor soul. But, Roger, I just wanted to tell you how strange this seems. Doesn’t it sound strange – a fiftyish American marrying a thirtyish Mexican bombshell millionaire? That’s the stuff movies are made of but not real life. It seems so improbable, that’s all.”
   “Married her because of her money? But the question is why did she marry him?”
   “Stability, maybe?”
   “We don’t walk in their world. We’ll never have to worry about remarriage, Marci. You and I will never die before the Savior comes.” He winked at her. “It’s all about our clean living and innocent thoughts. We’re both going to live to be one hundred.”
   “We don’t have to worry about becoming rich, either,” she added. “Do you really think your relative, President Woodrow Wilson, was happily married?” Marci moved to the stove where something was boiling in a red pot. She didn’t need an answer
   She brought the soup over to the table in two large china bowls. They talked over their chowder and a banana-strawberry smoothie she had whipped up in her countertop blender.
   “Uum, this is so good,” Roger said. But about the Sentinel story, he shrugged with indifference.. “I’m not keen on the gossip page,”

   Marci and Roger also were fleshing out the invisible empire that Wilson sponsored – the Federal Reserve Banking System.

   “From what you just read,” said Roger, “one must think him a total idiot if you thought he didn’t know exactly what a Frankenstein he had created in the banking community.”
   “But he did, didn’t he?” said Marci.
   “Yes, he was the master of saying one thing and meaning another. This is what I will have to work against in the Spirit World with Grandpa Wilson. There was plenty of deception there among the spirits before the world was born. His spirit may be so recalcitrant that there’s no saving him, no matter how old his spirit is when I encounter him. But as hard as it may seem, I still want to try.   
   This country and our freedoms are too valuable to just give up and accept defeat.”
   “What about his soul?”
   “The worth of souls is great – even priceless – in the eyes of God and ought to be to us also,” she said.
   “There are many of my genealogy who never accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ – and a lot of it has to do with the way Woodrow Wilson acted. Maybe by me going back to a parallel universe we can change all of that. At least I want to try.”
   Marci was slowly shaking her head. “People go to foreign countries to find their genealogy. But I’ve never heard of a man going back to the Spirit World to change things. Sounds impossible to me. Can God make an exception for him only? I mean if God approves you going back there – and that’s a big if – to change the perfect game he created, could he feel mocked and not allow it at all? If I were a betting girl, I’d give you only a five percent chance of success, Roger. Are you prepared to risk everything for such a small chance that you’ll actually get back there – and once in the Spirit World, that you, little old Roger Thoreau, can out talk this former prideful president and get this man, this monster you call your grandfather, to repent and come out of the dark side? I think that’s a lot to bite off, Roger.”
   “I’ve thought about that, Hon. And believe me, I’ve prayed and searched the scriptures. I know I’m going against all logic and reason and Church doctrine. If our bishop and the brethren in Salt Lake knew what I was about, the fact I believe in eternal life as well as time travel, they might excommunicate me. I’ll just have to take that chance. It won’t be easy. And I know that our earth life is the time for man to repent, not up in heaven like Christians of other denominations like to call everything after death. I’ve been all through that. Will God make an exception – to save America, to save our prosperity so that we can as a church continue to send out missionaries so that his other commandment, to proclaim the gospel to all the world, can be achieved?” He put his head in his hands and a tear or two washed over his face. “I don’t know, I don’t know. But I’ve got to try…I’ve got to try. Don’t you see, Marci?”
   Roger inhaled deeply and continued. “The gospel was restored officially in 1830, twenty-six years before Wilson was born. It was still very small. I don’t think he had the opportunity to accept it in the flesh, but I intend to do the earthly ordinances and it will be up to him to accept it in the Spirit World. In D&C 19 the Lord says if Wilson and others like him keep God’s commandments they can receive of his fullness, and be glorified in me as I am in the Father.” He was reading from Doctrine and Covenants 93:1, 19-20.
   “If the crowning work and glory of God is as he says, to bring to pass the eternal life of man, then I would think he would approve because the worth of a soul is great in the sight of God. The Latter-day Apostle Marion G. Romney said if that is so then it ought to be, likewise, great in the sight of men. Roger was reading from an article written by Romney: ‘As God’s work and glory is to bring to pass the eternal life of man, so the desire, hope, and work of every man should be to obtain eternal life for himself. And not for himself only but also for his fellowmen; and it will be when he fully appreciates who and what he is – his nature, origin, destiny, and potentiality.’
   .”He said that in comparison to eternal life, all else sinks into insignificance. For, as Jesus said: What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Unless I do something for my kindred dead, namely poor old Woodrow, he, indeed, will lose his soul.”
   Marci brushed back her long, gray hair and read from a biography of President Wilson: “He said ‘The history of liberty is a history of resistance.’”
   “Roger, I just quoted Woodrow Wilson. That doesn’t sound like an enemy of liberty.”
   “No, it doesn’t. But, again, remember – this man will say things he doesn’t mean. What these folks are after is transfer of full sovereignty from separate nations including the U.S. to a world organization…
   Marci was shaking her head. “My, my – it’s a wicked world. Now that you mention it, politicians do it all the time and every American completely forgives and forgets the promises. Lies are accepted as something all politicians do these days. You can’t trust any of them.”
   Then Marci had that big “Eureka” discovery sign on her face. “What Wilson really meant was that the history of America is one at war with the Constitution. Self-determination is a history of resistance. In this he and President Drake are alike.”
   “Exactly, Marci. And he hides in the fringes like a chameleon, knowing full well he can’t produce. He knows what Americans want. They want the spending to stop. Drake knows he will never get reelected unless he tries to balance the budget and cut the deficit, but the only way he can do that is to raise taxes because he’s just not a guy who likes to cut spending. He got elected president for a first term because we didn’t believe him – he told us what he was, a progressive donkey. He’s no Patrick Henry – you know, ‘Give me liberty or give me death.’ He too much needs the conservatives, independents, and libertarians to elect him president so he throws out a few bones to conservatives now and then. And those little sayings that sound patriotic are his twenty-first century sound bites that he used during the campaign. Don’t you think Conroy Drake habitually lies?”
   “Yes, politicians are born liars.”
   Roger finished off the last spoonful of his chowder and smiled at Marci. “Boy, was that good. Let’s have that more often. You’re right.  That Drake talk of transparency, draining the swamp, and changing the way we do business in Washington was all a lie. He really meant less, not more, transparency. The changes he would make wouldn’t be to eliminate the heavy Weldon Wyatt spending, but to increase it. He didn’t mean he would eliminate earmarks or crony politics like we all thought he promised. Even many Republicans can’t seem to get weaned off earmarks, but this guy Drake is like Grandpa Wilson – the master of deception.”
   Marci was smiling. “And now we have the academics, those in higher education, calling for more earmarks. They’re saying colleges and universities get a lot of money through politicians who have money to throw around. Tuition might have to go up without them.”
   “Bring it on, Marci. Let those privileged colleges like Harvard and Stanford increase their tuition. That’s fine, maybe some of those misinformed libs that teach evolution should learn to tighten their belts. Some colleges are so lackadaisical about spending. Maybe they should close their doors. Our children deserve better than to constantly hear how great our liberal politicians are and how Darwin discovered that we all came from monkeys. Why should conservative taxpayers have to pay professors who tell our children how wonderful Karl Marx was and how all leaders of the world should be like Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. And to think that our tax dollars are paying for that?
   “Down with earmarks!” I imagine Columbia University got earmark money. They had that Iranian President Ahmadinejad speak to the students against protests of a lot of Americans. It was never brought out how much taxpayer money supported that liberal university. So why shouldn’t we have spoken out against it?”
   “Right on, Marci. Ahmadinejad opens his mouth and out spews anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric. Many Americans view him and the Iranian regime among the foremost threats to Jews and the state of Israel. Ahmadinejad repeatedly demonizes the state of Israel and openly calls for its destruction at every opportunity. He described Israel as a fake regime that “must be wiped off the map. Can you feature Hitler coming here before World War Two and propagandizing our students? This man’s a little Hitler. It would never have happened. Our people were too patriotic then.”
   “Roger, isn’t Ahmadinejad the one who called Zionists the most detested people in all humanity? Didn’t he call the extermination of six million Jews during the war a myth? What a vulgar man!”
   “Yeah, he claims the Jews played up Nazi atrocities during the Holocaust to extort sympathy for Israel from European nations. What right does this dictator have to come over here and preach peace and truth to us? He’s a nasty murderer. Do you think Presidents Drake or Wyatt could go there and preach freedom, capitalism, and the American way of life? Flat out, no!” Roger’s voice was loud and emphatic.
   Then Thoreau looked at his bride and softened his voice. “First of all, Marci, they aren’t inclined to do so. They don’t have the guts of a Ronald Reagan who stood in Berlin as Kennedy and others had done before him before a closed Brandenberg Gate near a hundred-mile twelve-foot concrete wall encircling Berlin that separated Communist Germany from the western world – dividing Germans who could exercise their God-given rights from those whom Hitler, like Ahmadinejad, had deprived of their right to assemble, worship, speak out against tyranny, and live their lives in peace and prosperity like their brothers and sisters in West Germany.
   “I guess that’s the difference between a free country and a repressive society. We have to put up with this kind of thing.”
   “No, we don’t. If Wyatt and Drake had an ounce of guts they would have kept this man off U.S. soil. There is much U.S. government money supporting Columbia. Just from the National Institute of Health, for example, they get thirty-two million dollars from taxpayers yearly. They fund much of the research that takes place at places like Columbia and MIT and other universities. Yet when we go to buy one of these blockbuster drugs they produce, we end up paying far more than people in any other country. It’s a conspiracy. Yes, I say, throw out the foreign progressives, socialists, communists, and Muslim Brotherhood activists who want to destroy America. But I guess that’s impossible as long as we have the United Nation’s building in New York. That’s why I favor kicking the United Nations off our soil. It has no right even being here. It takes our money and slanders us.
   “A majority of Americans believe the UN is of no value, except to spend our money for their own progressive purposes, like foreign abortions, padding pockets of dictators, and promulgating the killing of millions of people – primarily Africans – by genetically modifying seeds. That is a real problem. That and the burning of excess oil at refineries, spewing oil into the air where it comes back down to destroy the once fertile farm land in Nigeria, for example, destroying agriculture, wildlife, and waterways in Africa and  destroying their health.
   “If you can’t gather seeds after a harvest, you have to go and buy Bill Gate’s expensive seeds to plant crops the next year. These Africans are poor already. They can’t afford those seeds. That’s okay, they say.. Gate’s group will loan them the money. You see, Marci, this is the way progressives make billions of dollars while enslaving the poor and disadvantaged. It’s all part of a conspiracy to cut world population in half – to divide the haves and the have-nots, making most of us serfs and servants to our royal masters, the other half. Few know about this, Marci, but I fully intend to expose this in a book I shall write once we take down President Drake.”
   The Thoreaus had done their research. They knew the same thing was true with Woodrow Wilson. People didn’t know they had elected such a scoundrel. In fact he did such a good job of hiding who he was that he got re-elected in 1916, albeit only by a slim margin. He succeeded because people fell asleep.
   The United States presidential election of 1916 took place while Europe was embroiled in World War One. Public sentiment in the still neutral United States leaned towards the British and French, the allied forces. That was due to the harsh treatment of civilians by the German Army that had invaded and occupied large parts of Belgium and northern France.
   However, despite their sympathy with the allied forces, most American voters wanted to avoid involvement in the war and preferred to continue a policy of neutrality. The campaign pitted incumbent President Woodrow Wilson, the Democrat, against Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, Republican. After a hard-fought contest, Wilson defeated Hughes.
   Wilson was helped by his duplicitous campaign slogan “He kept us out of war. One month after the election he announced America was going to war.”
   “Dishonesty is also our leaders’ malady today,” isn’t it Roger?.
   “Absolutely. More than half of America voted for Drake. He sweet-talked them to sleep with his lies, and they still slumber. The president could chop off their heads and they wouldn’t care. In fact, if this talk of his creating a riot or a crisis is true, which it is, and real patriots – the gun owners – come out defending liberty and he calls home the U.S. Military from Afghanistan and puts all of those freedom rabble rousers – including you and I – in concentration camps and leaves us there to die, then he has done just that. His intention is to kill a hundred million patriotic Americans – maybe twice that. He and his kind believe the earth can’t handle seven billion people.”
   “What a cruel world we have,” said Marci, tears coating her eyes.
   Roger Thoreau wrapped his arms around his bride of many years and held her tight. “It doesn’t have to be, Marci. God intended for America to be free and prosperous. Of that I am certain. That is why I don’t think he would mind if a few of us went back to the Spirit World to a time where we could affect for good those nasty progressives, those spirits who may not know what they are doing when they blandly accept progressive ideas in the Spirit World.  
      “The Constitution is important. But people don’t fully understand it. They don’t do their own reading. They rely on those so-called Constitutional scholars like Wilson and Drake who like to lie about it. One must first look at the Declarations of Independence. It sets out the moral vision the Founders had for the government. Their first statement was momentous: “We hold these truths to be self-evident.” In other words, grounded in natural law, evident to all thinking and honest people. This is the seminal passage of the Declaration. If you don’t understand that, you won’t understand the enumerated Constitutional rights.
   “And I didn’t say it gave, because I’m talking about rights only God can give. I’m also talking about things we the people and the states gave to the Federal Government to operate. The government didn’t give us the right to hold property, so they can’t take that right away. That right is inalienable. It came directly to us from God. In other words, Wilson’s progressive income tax law is unconstitutional on its face. Yet we have to pay taxes because the Supreme Court has validated it. The law must be repealed.   
   “Government can’t take our property and give it to someone else. It doesn’t have that power. The higher law from which we derive most of our rights comes from God. Or put in other words, it comes from natural reasoning of what is right. If it is not political law from which we derive our rights, then it must be a higher law, moral law. ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident’ is grounded in reason. Self-evident laws are grounded in reason and a higher law, a natural law. It is moral reasoning accessible to all, and that is at the root of our freedom, the foundation of our political system.”
   Marci nodded in agreement. “That means there must be other cardinal truths, too.”
   “Yes, and they include that ‘all men are created equal.’ Some are not more or less equal than another before the law. Yet, I’m afraid the current administration wants to make certain men rich get richer at the expense of the lot of us who are just middle class or poor. Take away a hundred million people in the U.S., five hundred million in China, four hundred million from India and so forth. Soon, you have eliminated half the people of the world, thus making the survivors, theoretically, richer because there is more land and other scarce resources left for them.”
   “The next one must be that we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights.”
   Roger smiled. “Right on, Marci – life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That last one  – happiness – was substituted for the word, property, because when this was written certain of the founders held slaves, and they were also considered property. A dispute arose over that provision so they replaced the word property with happiness. But the unwritten truth to this is that property is one of our inalienable rights. Since that is the case, no one can take away our property over our objections. That invalidates the national income tax law.
   “There is also the doctrine of liberty, property, and contract rooted in common law. This comes by way of ‘right reason.’”
   Marci looked perplexed. “If we already have all those rights, why do we need a national government?”
   “Good question. The Declaration says we institute government only to secure our rights – our natural rights and the rights we create as we live here. But the power government needs to secure our rights is derived from us, the people, in order to be just. And this is where the problems arise. The government – Judiciary, Senate, House, and President – has the asinine attitude that they can create rights by passing laws and validating them. That is not true, unless it concerns the mandate we gave them, that is to protect us and secure our rights.”
   Marci was seeing it clearly. “So with this reasoning, what business does government have in getting into the health care, energy, owning an auto company and banks?”
   “Absolutely none, Marci. It’s disgusting, isn’t it? And now government wants to take up training our children. That right was never given them by the states or by the people. Congress has merely started passing laws granting money to states and their schools if they would abide by their rules. That’s out and out bribery and fraud. We will end up taking Drake to court over that.

   Presidents are not above the law. 

>How Evil Men Manipulate The Senate

>Mark Thiessen has written a very cogent argument in the Washington Post that says Republicans are playing right into the hands of the democrats when they try to reform Health Care piecemeal.

I don’t think it takes a magician or a doctor of philosophy to notice that. I said exactly the same thing to my wife when they passed that repeal of the 1099 provision requiring companies to send in paper work every time an expenditure got to $600 or more.

That took some steam out of the Republicans’ argument that the entire bill shold be repealed. Some steam, but not all. But as to the future I think Republicans should be a little smarter. I agree with Mark entirely, and here is his article.You decide if evil men have manipulated the American voter with this one. I actually think it was a “you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t proposition for Republicans. I hope the Republican Tea Party Congress can ambush this at the pass and vote it down, seeing it for what it is, a bit of tricky dancing by Democrats led by their drummaster Barak Obama.
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President Obama has laid a trap for Republicans on health care. Will the GOP walk right into it?

Obama made what appeared to be a stunning admission in his State of the Union address, when he acknowledged that his sainted health-care law needs a little work. “Let me be the first to say that anything can be improved. If you have ideas about how to improve this law by making care better or more affordable, I am eager to work with you,” he told lawmakers. Obama then offered up a provision he said Congress should immediately repeal, declaring “We can start right now by correcting a flaw in the legislation that has placed an unnecessary bookkeeping burden on small businesses.” And he concluded with an appeal for bipartisan cooperation: “Instead of re-fighting the battles of the last two years, let’s fix what needs fixing and let’s move forward.”
It was a brilliant political maneuver. The president knows that his health-care law remains unpopular and that it was a driving force behind the historic losses Democrats suffered in the 2010 elections. So to protect vulnerable Democrats in 2012 (including himself) and blunt the GOP’s push toward full repeal, the president is seeking to enlist the Republicans in helping him “fix” the flaws in Obamacare.
Senate Republicans have seized on his offer. Last week, they helped Democrats pass legislation repealing the provision Obama mentioned – a mandate that businesses file “1099” reports to IRS for all transactions of more than $600 in a given year. This provision had small businesses across the country up in arms. But instead of harnessing that anger to push for full repeal, Republicans instead helped Democrats lift this source of pressure from the business community.

Expect Democrats to replicate this approach in the months ahead, supporting other fixes that tinker around the edges of Obamacare. Each individual proposal will seem entirely reasonable and an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation. But if Republicans go along, before they know it they will find that they have been drawn into a strategy of “fix and save” instead of “repeal and replace.”
Republicans need to understand that there is no path to repealing Obamacare “plank by plank.” Here is why: First, while Democrats will agree to peripheral changes, they will never allow the GOP to repeal the core provisions that make Obamacare such a monstrosity – such as the individual mandate, insurance mandates and employer mandates. All Republicans will end up doing is helping Democrats sweeten the hemlock, thus undermining their case for full repeal.
Second, Republicans will hand the Democrats a huge public relations victory. As more “fixes” like the 1099 repeal are adopted, the president and Democratic leaders will portray themselves as the reasonable ones who have acknowledged flaws in their law and are working to address them in bipartisan manner. Meanwhile Republicans who continue to push for full repeal will be portrayed as strident hard-liners who care more about delivering a political blow to the president than helping Americans get better health care.
Third, Republicans will inadvertently help vulnerable Democrats get reelected. Sixteen Senate Democrats up for reelection this year voted for the 1099 repeal – and endangered Democratic incumbents are almost certain to support other similar measures in the period ahead. This will allow them to claim on the campaign trail that they are working to “repeal” the worst parts of Obamacare while keeping the parts of the law that Americans support.
Herein lies the true genius of Obama’s strategy. There is almost no individual provision of Obamacare that most Republicans would vote against repealing. So all the president and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have to do is pick the least objectionable Republican repeal bills, tweak them slightly and have endangered Democrats introduce them as their own – and watch each one pass with overwhelming GOP support. That is precisely what Democrats did with the 1099 repeal. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), a vulnerable incumbent, stole legislation sponsored by Republican Mike Johanns and changed a few words, which helped the measure pass it with 81 votes on the Senate floor. Stabenow can now claim that she led a bipartisan effort that protected small businesses in her state from an odious provision of Obamacare.
Democrats will do this again and again in the months ahead. With each vote, they will strengthen their chances of holding onto the Senate in 2012 and set back the GOP’s hopes for full repeal in 2013. The president’s strategy is clear: Save the Democrat-controlled Senate. Save his reelection prospects. Save Obamacare. The only question is: Will Republicans help him do it?
Marc A. Thiessen, a visiting fellow with the American Enterprise Institute, is the author of the book “Courting Disaster” and writes a weekly column for The Post.

>Federal Court Rules Health Care Bill Unconstitutional, but NY Times Reports That Obama Can Ignore That Ruling Because The Supreme Court Might Review The Case – Hogwash!

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   I am an attorney and beg to differ with your conclusion that despite a federal judge ruling against the entire ObamaCare bill that it stays in effect until it is appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. That is definitely not the law of the land. The judge has handed down a ruling that states all parts of the bill are unconstitutional. 
   
   And have you thought of the possibility that the Supreme Court will refuse to hear this case? Also, in that case the ruling in Florida would rule over anything Eric Holder or Barak Obama might say and try to do. When a law is under a court ruling declaring it unconstitutional the law is specific. Until and unless it is ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court it is unconstitutional and that could take a year to resolve, or it could refuse to hear the case, which is quite common with this court. End of report. Any attempt by the Obama administration to disavow or ignore the ruling would be in violation of the court ruling and could land Mr. Holder et al in jail for contempt of court. A president is not all powerful. He cannot, with impunity, ignore a court order of this magnitude. 
   When a Federal Judge brings a ruling it is improper civil procedure for him to, as you suggest, “stay his opinion pending appeal.” That is improper civil procedure and if you persist in reporting this lie you are guilty of a gross misrepresentation and false reporting, which has been done time and time again by the New York Times in the last fifty years. There was a time when you could rely on the infallibility of The NY Times, but not any longer. It has become a political tool of the left. 

   The court ruled and the ruling is final until overturned. Which part of the American jurisprudence system  don’t you people understand? Get your own legal counsel involved immediately and have them give you a legal opinion before you continue on your errant ways of misleading the public, I would expect you would print a retraction immediately.
   Apparently, the Obama Administration believes it is above the law. The law in this country is made by three branches of government and can be overruled as unconstitutional at any time by a Federal or Supreme Court Judge. One or the other, it is the same, 
Until or unless the Federal Judge’s ruling of unconstitutionality is overturned. the current status is that there is no law.  To resurrect it requires a formal appeal to the Supreme court and a favorable ruling on that appeal. Until then, the law is suspended, null and void, and Obama and Holder and their people likewise should suspend all efforts to continue as if it was still the law of the land. 
They knew their Health Care Bill was suspect from the get-go, yet they acted as if it was the law – which is irrational – and went onward and upward with their insanity, misleading the public and making plans as if this would never receive judicial review.
Donald M. White, JD, Orlando, FL
dusanotes@yahoo.com
Windermere, Florida 34786


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Sent: Mon, January 31, 2011 3:26:30 PM
Subject: News Alert: Federal Judge Rules Health Care Law Violates Constitution

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Mon, January 31, 2011 — 3:25 PM ET
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Federal Judge Rules Health Care Law Violates Constitution

A federal judge in Pensacola, Fla., ruled that the entire
health care overhaul enacted last year was void because one
provision, requiring nearly all Americans to obtain health
insurance, was unconstitutional.

A previous decision in a Virginia case found that the mandate
provision was unconstitutional, but did not say that it
necessarily affected the whole law’s validity. In two other
cases tried so far, the law passed muster.

As in the Virginia case, the judge in Pensacola stayed his
decision pending an appeal, which could take more than a year
to decide, so the law remains in effect for now.

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>Hey, Harry Reid: Change Your Vote, Repeal ObamaCare

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HEY HARRY Reid,
Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev)





I share your heart-felt religious views and commitment to the truth. You are great in so many ways:
  • With one of the world’s worst dictators in Washington last week you called a spade a spade – much to the horror of those elitist progressives, you called him what he is – “a dictator.”
  • You have openly opposed abortion, or using taxpayer funds for abortions.
   But you let one slip over on you when you agreed to push and pass in the Senate ObamaCare. What happened, didn’t you read the bill? That isn’t like you, but now you’ll have to arrange to change that blight on your record. ObamaCare funds abortion with taxpayer funds. Didn’t you know that, or have you now become an abortionist backer?
Pity, you had such a good record against abortion …up ‘til now.
But all is not lost. You must
1)      start reading the bills before voting for them and
2)      vote for repeal of ObamaCare.
Don’t, and you could look like an idiot. You and I both know that it will take only four Republican votes – four more than they now have to pass this repeal bill. That means only four Democrats must about-face on the repeal bill and join with Republicans. Then soon you’ll be a minority leader, not the smelly Kingfish in the Senate. I’m going to report you to the people if you try to buy off Olympia Snow and Susan Collins again.
Repeal will happen quite easily, as 23 Democrat Senators come up for re-election in the 2012 elections. I can’t see the Republicans losing on this and neither can you. The entire nation of voters knows you only passed ObamaCare by playing dirty. You voted in the middle of the night behind locked doors with threats flying and money flowing to certain ones to turn the tide. If that happens again, we will have the House of Representatives conduct a thorough investigation on you and your staff, on Obama, and on the source of the money you throw at this. You think Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have been hard on you to this point. Just watch them and the Fox News people take after your carcass when you pull another Dirty Harry trick. 
If both the House and Senate vote for repeal, a more moderate Obama will call for a compromise meeting. But it would be silly for Republicans who now have the votes. “Let him fry,” they would say, “and he will cave.” He’s also up for election in 2012 and won’t get elected if he opposes both the Senate and the House on this important bill – if he holds out for funding abortion, holds out for bankrupting America with what this bill will cost.
 In Church today we sang a song written by Joel Johnson, “Welcome, Welcome, Sabbath Morning. The end of the third verse reads: “Truth is nobler than a crown.”
If you can look yourself in the mirror each morning after voting against healthcare repeal – and yes, there will be a health bill, but it will be a lot less expensive than ObamaCare and abortion will be out – and say you have been truthful with voting against the repeal bill then you’re a lot more stupid than I thought.
Take courage, Man. You did when you called Chinese President Hu a “dictator.” You’ll feel much better about yourself when the bill gets repealed, you’ve got to.
Don White

>Politicians Became Secure By Seducing And Screwing The Public You Can’t Trust Anyone

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Let me get this straight . . . .
We’re going to be “gifted” with a health care
plan
 we are forced to purchase and
fined
 if we don’t,
Which purportedly covers at least
ten million more people
,
without adding a single new doctor,
but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents,
written by a committee whose chairman
says he doesn’t understand it,
passed by a Congress that didn’t read it but
exempted
 themselves from it,
and signed by a President who smokes,
with funding administered by a treasury chief who
didn’t pay his taxes
,
for which we’ll be taxed for four years before any
benefits take effect
,
by a government which has 
already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare
,
all to be overseen by a surgeon general
who is obese,
and financed by a country that’s broke!!!!!
‘What the hell could
possibly
 go wrong
?’

>Americans Are Fed Up With Washington And Obama

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This should be required reading for every man, woman and child in the United States of America .
 
“I’m 63 and I’m Tired”by Robert A. Hall
                                                                                I’m 63 Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no retirement in sight, and I’m tired. Very tired.  
 
I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.  
 
I’m tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to “keep people in their homes.”  Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I’m willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.  
 
I’m tired of being told how bad  America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities  America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of  Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of  China , the crime and violence of  Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of  Iran , and the freedom of speech of  Venezuela .
 
I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honor”; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers”; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to.  
 
I’m tired of being told that “race doesn’t matter” in the post-racial world of Obama, when it’s all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of U.S. Senators from Illinois.  
 
I think it’s very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln  wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.  
 
I’m tired of a news media that thinks Bush’s fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, but that think Obama’s, at triple the cost, were wonderful; that thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control weight and stress; that picked over every line of Bush’s military records, but never demanded that Kerry release his; that slammed Palin, with two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama with three years as senator as potentially the best president ever. Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox News Get a clue. I didn’t vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry drove me to his camp in 2004.  
 
I’m tired of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America , while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in  Saudi Arabia  to teach love and tolerance.  
 
I’m tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a  three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore‘s, and if you’re greener than Gore, you’re green enough.  
 
I’m tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I don’t think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I’m tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.  
 
I’m tired of illegal aliens being called “undocumented workers,” especially the ones who aren’t working, but are living on welfare or crime. What’s next?  Calling drug dealers, “Undocumented Pharmacists”?  And, no,  I’m not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it’s been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion.  I’m willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn’t have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military…. Those are the citizens we need.  
 
I’m tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war?  You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave?  Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are?  Not even close.  So here’s the deal. I’ll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we’ll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.  
 
I’m tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I’m tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in  Illinois , where the “Illinois Combine” of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama’s cabinet.  
 
I’m tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I’m tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.  
 
Speaking of poor, I’m tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn’t have that in 1970, but we didn’t know we were “poor.” The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.  
 
I’m real tired of people who don’t take responsibility for their lives and actions. I’m tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.  
 
Yes, I’m damn tired. But I’m also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I’m not going to have to see the world these people are making. I’m just sorry for my granddaughter.  
 
Robert  A. Hall is a Marine  Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the  Massachusetts    State  Senate.
There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
This is your chance to make a difference.

>Higher Taxes Coming Soon

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I AM ATTACHING THE KIPLINGER LETTER. Check out the bookmarks.
Your Taxes Next Year -2011
Starting in 2011 your W 2 tax form sent by your employer will be increased to show the value of whatever health insurance you are given by the company. It does not matter if that’s a private concern or governmental body of some sort. If you’re retired ? so what; your gross will go up by the amount of insurance you get.   

You will be required to pay taxes on a large sum of money that you have never seen.
   

Take your tax form you just finished and see what $15,000 or $20,000 additional gross does to your tax debt. That’s what you’ll pay next year.
   

For many it also puts you into a new higher bracket so it’s even worse.
   

This is how the government is going to buy insurance for 15 % that don’t have insurance and it’s only part of the tax increases.
   

Not believing this I researched the summaries and here’s what I’m reading: On page 25 of 29:
   

TITLE IX REVENUE PROVISIONS – SUBTITLE A: REVENUE OFFSET PROVISIONS – (sec. 9001, as modified by sec. 10901) Sec. 9002. “requires employers to include in the 
W-2 form of each employee  the aggregate cost of applicable employer sponsored group health coverage that is excludable from the employees gross income.”   

Joan Pryde is the senior tax editor for the Kiplinger letters. Go to Kiplingers and read about 13 tax changes that could affect you. Number 3 is what I just told you about.
   

Why am I sending you this?  The same reason I hope you forward this to every single person in your address book. People have the right to know the truth.

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