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Does the America of the 4th of July still exist?

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Does the 4th of July still matter? Do we as Americans know what the 4th of July stood for and what it means? Does the America of the 4th of July still exist?

I don’t ask these question to sound provocative. I’m serious, have most Americans forgotten or even understand what America is and what the 4th of July means?

I believe most Americans don’t know. America is not unique in seeking independence from a tyrannical government, what is unique is what was birthed from our fight for independence.

America arose from the idea, ” that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Now, America wasn’t and isn’t perfect. We have our own history of oppression and tyranny, and we have fought to correct these injustices. We understand this, but most Americans don’t understand when the Declaration of Independence says, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Simply put, we are a People with a Government and not a Government with a People. We have Rights and not the government. We have the power and relinquish some of those just powers to the government with our consent in order to protect and secure those Rights.

The government doesn’t give us our Rights. We don’t have the right to Free Speech because it is in the Bill of Rights. We are endowed with this and other unalienable Rights, and we enumerate certain just powers to the government to secure these Rights.

So what does this mean?

It means that we decide what the government can and cannot do, not the other way around.

Do you realize that the federal government is primarily limited to eighteen enumerated powers in Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution, and almost everything the federal government does today is unconstitutional?

Do you know that our fiat currency and the Federal Reserve are entirely unconstitutional?

Did you know ObamaCare and the federal government forcing you to buy healthcare is unconstitutional? Forcing you to buy a product is more egregious than King George III high taxation without representation policies.

If King George III had the US Supreme Court, he could have not just gotten away with high taxes, but he could have taxed you for not buying tea.

We have forgotten or have never been taught these principles because of our unconstitutional Department of Education that no longer requires the teaching of the US Constitution or Civics. Our law schools teach precedent of past judicial decisions instead of faithfully teaching the US Constitution.

We have become a different America. A lot of things for the better as we fought to end slavery, give women and minorities the right to vote and provide equal protection under the law.

You see these things are good because they sought to fulfill the spirit of the Declaration of Independence and fulfill the noble intent and purpose of what America should be, and we should rightfully celebrate these things.

But we shouldn’t celebrate becoming a Government with a People. Even though we have made great progress in some areas. We must realize that we are not the America that was created in 1776.

We have allowed the government to become overbearing and tyrannical in controlling almost every aspect of our lives. The seeds of independence must be planted again and those of us that believe in America, freedom, independence, self-government, and self-determination must unite and restore our government to it Constitutionally defined role and once again become a People with a Government and no longer a Government with a People.


Konstantinos Roditis is a candidate for California State Controller. You can learn more about his campaign at cacontroller.com, and you can follow him on Twitter & Facebook.

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Ivanka Trump is an idiot

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Ivanka Trump is an idiot

Apparently, she didn’t get the memo. That’s essentially the excuse the White House is using to try to sweep under the rug First Daughter Ivanka Trump’s use of a personal email account for government business.

Before 2016, perhaps that excuse could have worked. We could have dismissed it as an understandable mistake. But she was using her private email account for United States government business in 2017. That’s inexcusable.

Ivanka Trump used private email account to discuss official White House business

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ivanka-trump-used-private-email-account-to-discuss-official-white-house-businessTrump and Kushner established personal emails in December 2016 with a domain of “ijkfamily.com” through a Microsoft system, which stores the emails. She used the account to share information on government policies and official business less than 100 times, usually in response to administration officials who contacted her first via the personal email address.

She also sent hundreds of emails concerning her official work schedule and travel details to herself and personal assistants, potentially violating federal records rules.

Did she not attend any of her father’s rallies? Was she oblivious to the news that started hitting in 2015 and ran pretty much nonstop even after the 2016 election? Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server is definitely different from Ivanka Trump’s use of a personal email account, but it’s in the same realm.

Either she knew she was doing something she shouldn’t be doing, in which case we should question her judgment and wonder what she’s doing in any official or unofficial role at the White House, or she’s an idiot. There’s no in-between.

Many Republicans will defend her actions by saying it was different from Hillary’s. They’re right. Hillary didn’t have the benefit of two years of news coverage ripping on the use of personal emails for government business. Ivanka did.

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The Liberty grabber Left has nuked its own argument over guns. Part I

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The Liberty grabber Left has nuked its own argument over guns Part I

The Left can’t argue that you don’t need a gun because the government won’t turn tyrannical while threatening that the government will turn tyrannical.

In what has to be the ultimate and game-changing tweet, Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) threatened nuclear annihilation to anyone who refuses to give up their right of self-defense. The ensuing ‘fallout’ seeing him resort to damage control tactic of saying that thermonuclear gun confiscation was just a ‘joke’. After all, Who hasn’t chuckled at the prospect of the government going tyrannical with an H-bomb? One can easily see the bumper stickers now: Vote Swalwell 2020- or I will nuke your…

One of the Left’s favorite little tactics is to accuse those of the Pro-Liberty right of being ‘terrorists’ as their usual method of demonizing their opponents. Take note of the Oxford English Dictionary definition of the word Terrorist:

Adjective [attributive] Unlawfully using violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

Origin
Late 18th century: from French terroriste, from Latin terror (see terror). The word was originally applied to supporters of the Jacobins in the French Revolution, who advocated repression and violence in pursuit of the principles of democracy and equality.

The long train of demands for gun confiscation

Perhaps Eric ‘Nukem’ Swalwell doesn’t realize his tweet was the ultimate in the listing of demands for gun confiscation by the Liberty grabber Left. A long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, as Thomas Jefferson termed it in the Declaration of Independence. That his erstwhile ‘joke’ he, Piers Morgan and others have made is the nuclear straw that broke the camels back. They, along with all the other Leftists who have demanded gun confiscation have initiated a sea of change in the debate over the common sense human right of self-defense.

The old approach by the Left that denied that confiscation was their ultimate goal

It used to be that the Left would hide behind a mask of support of the 2nd amendment. Never mind that each move they made was towards their final solution to the gun problem. Their tired refrain to most arguments about guns was that ‘No one is talking about gun confiscation’ or ‘No one is talking about repealing the 2nd amendment’ or some variation thereof. This was a way to short-circuit the debate to one of incremental or ‘progressive’ steps negating any of their ill effects.

Pointing out that some new law would punish 120 million gun owners for the deeds of a few criminals would see the abject denial of ‘no one is being punished’ or ‘No one is talking about gun confiscation’.

Mention that a new restriction on freedom infringing on the 2nd amendment and those who pretend to be Liberal on the Left would answer back ‘No one is talking about repealing the 2nd amendment’.

Talk about Intergalactic Background Checks [or Universal, enhanced or ‘Common sense’] would place government control over your personal property while acting as a stepping stone to confiscation would be met with the assertion that you must believe in conspiracy theories and that ‘No one is talking about gun confiscation’.

The disturbing trend in Leftists demands for gun confiscation.

We have previously established that the Left wants to ban and confiscate all guns with over 70 documented instances of those demands. Leaving out the multiplying effect of the excerpting and reprinting of those demands.

This arduous task was under taken to prove a point, that the Left has dropped the mask on this subject. But it has also revealed a disturbing trend over the years. What began a few years ago as few and far between calls for gun confiscation has morphed into far more strident and frequent demands. Demands that were only made in obscure far-Left online publications have found their way into the mainstream and supposedly Liberal media sources. The rate on the number of demands made per ‘serious crisis’ have accelerated to the ultimate demand made by Eric ‘Nukem’ Swalwell. This has manifestly changed the debate in favour of the Pro-Liberty Conservative side.

Consider a sampling of these demands:

What began as mere calls to amend the Constitution – removing a fundamental human right in the process – or banning certain ‘types’ of guns. Have become threats to turn over all of our guns or to ‘comprise’ and lose some of them with incremental steps.

Then the Left became impatient, unable to restrain it’s ‘collective’ hatred of Liberty.

For at least the past several years, to say that those two talking points [or a variation thereof] were a complete and total lie would be an understatement of epic proportions. But even now that hasn’t stopped Leftists from denying the obvious.

But now the Nuke comment has changed all of that, everyone is now seeing that the Left has been making their demands for gun confiscation in every corner of their echo chamber. This is part of the reason many have undertaken the task of documenting these demands such as Here, Here and of course here.

Their open demands for gun confiscation and for the suppression of other types of Liberty have changed the dynamic. It is now a question of Liberty versus tyranny – with the Left being on the side of governmental oppression to the tune of nuclear annihilation if one does not comply.

In part II we will examine the debate in terms of the new paradigm of Liberty versus Tyranny.

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3 migrant caravan claims Jim Acosta made to President Trump that have been debunked… by the migrant caravans

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3 migrant caravan claims Jim Acosta made to President Trump that have been debunked by the migrant c

CNN’s Jim Acosta has been at the center of the news cycle for 12 days. It’s not his reporting that landed him there. He’s the center of attention after the Secret Service suspended his hard pass to the White House. His pass is back and most seem to be moving on from the story. But something has been lost in the mix. The statements he made while badgering the President on November 7 were spoken with authority and certainty.

Less than two weeks later, all three of his claims have been proven wrong by the migrant caravans themselves.

“They’re hundred of miles away, though. They’re hundreds and hundreds of miles away.”

Around 3,000 migrants arrived in the last few days, doubling the total number of migrants waiting to be processed at the San Ysidro border crossing to 6000. Thousands more are expected in the coming days.

They certainly walked “hundreds and hundreds of miles” very quickly.

Tijuana border crossing shut as Mexicans protest against arrival of migrant caravan

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/19/tijuana-border-crossing-shut-mexicans-protest-against-arrival/An estimated 3,000 migrants have arrived in recent days in Tijuana, which sprawls into San Diego in southern California.

On Sunday several hundred Tijuana residents took to the streets to protest against the caravan, which set out from Honduras on October 13.

“Your campaign had an ad showing migrants climbing over walls and so on, but they’re not going to be doing that.”

A picture can say a thousand words, but in this case it only has to say two words to Acosta: “Wrong again.”

Migrants Climb Border Fence

“As you know, Mr. President, the caravan was not an invasion. It’s a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the U.S.”

How many criminals need to be among the migrants for it to be considered an invasion? 50? 100? 200?

How about 500?

Migrant caravan at US border is harboring more than 500 criminals, Homeland Security claims

https://www.foxnews.com/us/migrant-caravan-may-be-in-tijuana-for-the-long-haul-while-u-s-shuts-down-san-diego-area-crossingMore than 500 criminals are traveling with the migrant caravan that’s massed on the other side of a San Diego border crossing, homeland security officials said Monday afternoon.

The revelation was made during a conference call with reporters, with officials asserting that “most of the caravan members are not women and children”. They claimed the group is mostly made up of single adult or teen males and that the women and children have been pushed to the front of the line in a bid to garner sympathetic media coverage.

By now, any thinking person regardless of political ideology should realize Jim Acosta is an idiot. In the short time he held the mic at the press conference, he made three debunked statements. Journalists are supposed to expose the truth, not spread lies.

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