Tuesday, September 27, 2005
REST IN PEACE, AGENT 86
April 13, 1923 - September 25, 2005
"Well, 99, we are what we are. I'm a secret agent, trained to be cold, vicious, and savage. Not enough to be a businessman."
"Tennessee Tuxedo will not fail!"
"Go-go Gadget Copter!"
Friday, September 16, 2005
Well, today is Constitution Day (actually, yes, it is tomorrow, but it's being celebrated today), and earlier today, school children, the military, and others would recite the preamble to the Constitution in celebration of this marvelous document. All over the country, school children will be taught what is in the Constitution, and how it has served this country for over 200 years.
Well, of course, for Americans to celebrate Constitution Day is ironic because if given the chance to really have a truly limited Constitutional government, I would bet that 90% of Americans would reject it as unkind, immoral, and vicious. The truth is, while most Americans claim they support the Constitution, most will ignore it as soon as a pet project or belief is threatened.
For instance, watching the Judge Roberts hearings, my own Senator, the Honorable Dianne Feinstein (and I do mean that about her, unlike the junior Senator), is on the record stating that if Judge Roberts voted to overturn Roe v. Wade or eliminated a "women's right to choose," she would not vote to confirm him. This totally eliminates any room for debate. Abortion is considered he standard, and hence, it will be upheld at all costs. In this instance, then, Sen. Feinstein really doesn't care about whether abortion is constitutionally protected. She is more about preserving her pet issue.
Of course, there is the unconstitutional wars now going in Iraq and that went on in Afghanistan. I honestly believe that the President believed that he was doing the right thing when he issued the orders to attack Iraq and Afghanistan, but that doesn't alleviate the constitutional requirement of a declaration of war. THis is important because it is the States' citizens who will be shipped off to fight and die, and as such, the States should have every right in congress to discuss and debate the war before they send their citizens off. Yes, I know that we were, and are, still reeling from September 11, and that Al-Qaeda and non-Christianized, radical Muslims have declared open war on us, but the Constitution, if it is not also a war document and guides the federal government in time of war, ceases to be any true measure of law and becomes empty words.
Then there is the unconstitutional extension of the Bill of Rights to the States. Looking around at some sites, I've seen words to the effect that prior to the 14th Amendment, States were free to ignore the Bill of Rights. It's an interesting argument, and given the problem that has persisted in all parts of the country with the mingling of different races, especially in California, there certainly has not been any true uniform application, but the fact is that these states do have the Bill of RIghts language in their own constitutons for the most part. If the Constitution did not exist, and California were its own seperate country on a landmass with the other 49 countries that made up the US, I'd still have freedom of speech. It is protected by the California Constitution against the State of California. The Bill of Rights protects us from the federal government, but now thats been turned upside down.
This, then leads to an interesting unconstitutional situation: the supreme Court as ultimate interpreter, which the Court has granted itself as being time and time again. If the federal government, which is created by the Constitution, is the final arbiter of the meaning of the Constitution, then it is no longer the Constitution that rules but the whim of certain men that are bound by no fixed standard. Hence, the contradictory federal judiciary, and its jurisprudence.
Happy Constitution Day...celebrating the Birth of the Constitution. In April, we'll celebrate the death of the Constitution, and the constitutional order that once made up the proud United States Government.
Monday, September 12, 2005
JUST A REMINDER
Just a brief reminder that Osama Bin Laden and the rest of his ilk openly declared war on the United States ad her allies in 1998. Check out
this presentation on Al-Qaeda's dealings since their declaration of war. No one is immune.
(Hat Tip: The Blue State Conservatives)
Thursday, September 08, 2005
MOVE ON.ORG's NEW AD AGAINST ROBERTS
I can see it now (hat tip: Little Green Footballs)
(opening to the scenes of a flooded New Orleans)
Narator: Is John Roberts fit to lead the Supreme Court as Chief Justice?
We don't think he's sensitive enough to blacks.
In fact, he is so insensitive to blacks that he was the one who personally poisoned the waters that now flood New Orleans.
In fact, while thousands of blacks were dying, he was...
(shoot to the Los Angeles Times picture of he and his daughter)
taking his daughter to an obvious lily-white, Seig Heil private school for Nazis.
John ROberts: The wrong man because he is so racist he didn't even adopt a black child.
And what's sad...some people may actually believe this.
Saturday, September 03, 2005
The seething hatred that some have for President Bush is incredible. In a paper I wrote for school a few years ago, I noticed the similarities between the conservatives and President Clinton during the 90s and the liberals and Bush today. However, the hatred was not at such a level and so widespread as it is now. There were some fringe conservatives who might have wanted to harm President Clinton, but today? People openly advocate the assassination of President Bush.
Although not as extreme, this hatred continues. In the Orange County Register, apparantly two letter writers feel that the President must be so omniscient that he needs to know the evacuation plans of every city. There two Orange County Residents, however, are probably ignorant if their own plans. For instance, the San Joaquin Hills and Newport-Inglewood Faults are the biggest threat to Orange County. The N-I fault goes underneath Huntington Beach and Newport Beach (for you locals, you like those hills that go right off the coast along Pacific Coast Highway? Bingo!) and the SJH Fault runs under the fastest growing part of Orange County, probably threatening about 2 million people. Tell me, what is the evacuation plan? The federal government has to know? How about the Orange County Board of Supervisors?
Incredible. Hatred knows no bounds.