Grievances Against the Government…What are yours?

Following a statement declaring our rights to govern ourselves and stating where those rights come from, the Declaration of Independence enumerates a long list of grievances which the people had against their government in England.  I think that it is time that we write another list of grievances which we, the people, have against our current government.

I have begun the list here with a few of my items.  I know that this is but a small fraction.  If you have items feel free to add them by responding in the comments.  Perhaps we will then compile them in the form of a petition to our government and send it around for signatures.  Add your items to the list!!

Grievances which the people of United States have against their Government:

  1. It has extorted personal property in order to give it to others through taxation for the intent of redistributing wealth.
  2. It has perpetrated the largest Ponzi scheme in history in the name of Social Security by extorting funds from the population claiming these would be held for retirement all the while absconding these funds to squander on political pork projects to enhance its own power while expecting future generations to cover the void.
  3. Members of all branches have violated their oath to uphold and defend the constitution by enacting and signing laws that are not constitutional.
  4. The executive branch has appointed officers without the consent and approval of the Senate.
  5. The executive branch has initiated legislation, an action not enumerated to the executive branch.
  6. It has established bureaucracies with authority beyond any single branch of government,  ie. the separation of powers enumerated in the constitution has been ignored and a single bureaucracy has been empowered to make rules, enforce rules and levy punishments without due process.  Numerous bureaucracies have been established with this power.
  7. It has usurped the rights of states by subverting the interstate commerce clause. {This is a biggie folks…the government has gotten away with so much  nonsense just by purporting that it falls under this clause}.
  8. It has usurped the rights of states by assuming upon itself powers not enumerated in the constitution which are therefore “reserved to the states and to the people”.
  9. The Legislative Branch has allowed the Executive branch to usurp powers from it.
  10. The Judicial Branch has usurped Legislative powers.
  11. It has allowed the establishment of a central bank, not authorized by the constitution.
  12. It has violated the constitution by subverting personal property rights through enacting environmental laws which prohibit the free use of ones own property.

–Commodore

 

Thanks for reading. All comments welcome and we’d love to hear your grievances!

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Insights into The Declaration of Independence

I am please to bring you a guest post today. Submitted by my Dad, who writes under the name of Commodore, (and who is NOT a slumlord, for those of you who misread the previous post about housing). Enjoy!

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Insights into The Declaration of Independence

If you have read the Declaration of Independence then you know that in the second paragraph it states:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, 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”.

There are so many topics that could be discussed based on just these two sentences alone. But what I would like to point out is that our liberty comes from our Creator, not from our Government!! There are many in our government that would have us believe that there is no Creator, in which instance then, our Creator could not have endowed us with Life and Liberty. And it follows then that these things must come from our Government which becomes the benefactor of all things.

The second sentence states that Government derives its powers from us, the people. You can argue that if our Creator did not give us our rights and liberty and that they actually come from our Government then powers must flow from the Government to the People as well and not the other way around.

You can see the motivation of our government to discredit the existence of a Creator. If they can do that then they discredit the authority of the People.

When government receives it powers from the people it acts as a limiting force upon government. If government receives its authority from the people then government can not possess any authority that the people themselves do not possess. The people can not grant authority to the government that they themselves do not have to grant. Yet we see government exercising authority which the people do not have. When you see this happening then you know that government is getting out of control. For example, people do not have the authority to take what belongs to someone else and give it to another or to keep it for themselves. Yet you see this happening all the time by government in the form of redistribution of wealth and in many of the environmental laws which restrict the use of private property.

When we allow the government to destroy our Creator we are simply allowing them to discredit the source of our life, liberty and right to pursue happiness and our right to exercise authority over our own government. Everyone has the right to choose but do not be deceived by the rhetoric of the day. By denying nature’s God you deny your right to freedom and lay your fate at the hands of a government that is swiftly becoming tyrannical.

here is a link to the Declaration of Independence

-Commodore


The 9/12 Project Rally Report….

A sign from a supporter at the Quincy, IL Rally yesterday. I love it!

A sign from a supporter at the Quincy, IL Rally yesterday. I love it!

I was feeling icky yesterday, so my Dad and my hubby went to The 9/12 Project Rally in Quincy, IL with out me. Here is some info from my Dad about the rally:

We went to the protest rally Saturday in Quincy, Illinois.  It was at the park where the Lincoln/Douglas debates took place.  It was really great with a ton of people there, I’d say about 3 to 5,000.  They had a lot of main stream people there speaking.  One of the best was Andrew Breitbart who is the publisher of Breitbart.com.  He is the one that broke the pimp/prostitute story on Acorn which it helping to bring them down. {Also check out biggoverment.com}  Acron has been fired from the census taking job.  He is also the one that broke a lot of info about the then now resigned green jobs czar Van Jones.

We are making headway.  Our politicians are getting nervous and are starting to run scared and make more mistakes.  Their arrogance continues to astound me but it will be their downfall.   Not too much longer and they will try something desperate like staging an incident that they try to blame on the tea party movement that will  give them an excuse to come down on us.  As we walked up to the rally we heard two guys talking about that subject.  That it would probably eventually come down to bullets but that they would do the first shooting but try to blame it on us.   This is probably the reason that the administration is cutting back on defense, stifling the CIA, limiting interrogation of prisoners, and in general not concentrating on our security.  They hope that something will happen, some new terrorist attack that will give them excuse to increase surveillance on the citizens and limit our freedoms even more, take control of the internet, crack down on talk radio, etc.  The politicians are not stupid.  They are not letting our defenses down for no reason.   They know that letting down our guard will ultimately bring more attacks.  Their ulterior motives are easy to see.  When intelligent people do things that don’t make sense.  It is not that they are stupid.  It is that their motives are concealed.
Keep watching Glenn Beck and you will know what the important issues are and will avoid being side tracked by the politicians who continue to put up diversions.
Here are some pics from the Quincy, Rally. I love the signs that people brought! If any of you went to other rallies, post up your accounts in the comments section. We’d love to hear what you thought.
Andrew Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart

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We Surround Them FRIDAY!//

unite-or-dieOh…if only protecting and preserving marriage was our only issue…. unfortunately there is also mass chaos in our economy, we have legislators who are completely out-to-lunch and have their priorities mixed up, we have a president who wants us to be BFFs with communist Cuba….as if we didn’t already know that’s exactly how Obama wants to run this country, and if that’s not bad enough, we have a shopaholic government who is trying to rob us blind and who’s social programs make their lack of budget balancing ability one for the history books. Personally, I’m pretty sick of it, and apparently so is Glen Beck, and many other Americans.

Do you agree with the following principles and values?

The Nine Principles

1. America is good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.

12 Values

  • Honesty
  • Reverence
  • Hope
  • Thrift
  • Humility
  • Charity
  • Sincerity
  • Moderation
  • Hard Work
  • Courage
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Gratitude

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

You Are Not Alone

Source: This is courtesy of Glen Beck and can be found on his website here.

I love this list, and I love my cousin for pointing it out to me ( Check out the super-cute couple in the bottom right corner of the photos featured, aka, my cousin and his wife 🙂

Do you watch the direction that America is being taken in and feel powerless to stop it?
Do you believe that your voice isn’t loud enough to be heard above the noise anymore?
Do you read the headlines everyday and feel an empty pit in your stomach…as if you’re completely alone?

If so, then you’ve fallen for the Wizard of Oz lie. While the voices you hear in the distance may sound intimidating, as if they surround us from all sides—the reality is very different. Once you pull the curtain away you realize that there are only a few people pressing the buttons, and their voices are weak. The truth is that they don’t surround us at all.
We surround them.

Insightful Nana writes on her blog:

Several  weeks ago… I happened to be listening to the Glenn Beck show when a disgruntled caller complained that he was discouraged about the state of affairs of the country.  He expressed that the principles and values he believed…  seemed to be no longer valued.  Glenn assured him that many people still hold true to good principles and values and promised this man he would prove it to him.

Glen Beck points out in his article that it’s time to show America what’s really behind the curtain, Wizard of OZ style.  Help get  your voice heard.

First go here and submit your picture to Fox News if you agree with at least 7 of the principles, and then stay tuned to Glen Beck’s  radio and television shows over the coming weeks to see how they intend to “pull back the curtain.”

We Surround Them-The Unveiling can be seen this Friday night March 13th on FOX News 5pm ET