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Article XIV of the Amendments to the Constitution Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. The clear intent of the first sentence of Section 1 was to confer citizenship on the children of slaves born in the United States along with those who have been naturalized. It was also clear that children born in our country of parents who were NOT U.S. citizens, and who were not “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States, but who were subjects and citizens of other nations, were NOT intended to be citizens of the United States.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. BUT IT CANNOT SURVIVE TREASON FROM WITHIN. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But THE TRAITOR MOVES AMONGST THOSE WITHIN THE GATE FREELY, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of GOVERNMENT itself. FOR THE TRAITOR APPEARS NOT A TRAITOR; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, HE APPEALS TO THE BASENESS THAT LIES DEEP IN THE HEARTS OF ALL MEN. HE ROTS THE SOUL OF A NATION, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A MURDERER IS LESS TO FEAR. THE TRAITOR IS THE PLAGUE.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator Source: Attributed. 58 BC, Speech in the Roman Senate
Washington warning to us in his farwell address. "It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free Country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective Constitutional spheres; avoiding in the exercise of the Powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power; by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the Guardian of the Public Weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them."--George Washington (Farewell Address; Emphasis added) ESPECIALLY PERTINENT EXCERPTS FROM WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS ONLY THE PEOPLE CAN CHANGE THEIR CONSTITUTION The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, 'till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all. "NO CHANGE BY USURPATION" IS THE FUNDAMENTAL MORAL PRINCIPLE UNDERLYING SELF-GOVERNMENT AND RULE-BY-LAW If in the opinion of the People, the distribution or modification of the Constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit which the use can at any time yield.
?Gee !!! I do not want to pay my taxes, out of love I will give this money to my children . Do you think the IRS would buy this malarkey, Jeb Bush is like Obama choosing which laws he will enforce and which he will let slide. Either way we do not need another unconstitutional big government party President that not representing the people.
What does the US Constitution say about judicial authority? Article. III, Section. 1: "The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, ..." Section. 2. Clause 1: The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their [Constitutional] Authority; ... Clause 2: ... In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, ... with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make. (Emphasis added) The most important things to remember are: •The Constitution only confers judicial power to the courts. •The Judiciary has NO legislative power. Article. I, Section 1, (the 1st sentence of the Constitution) says: All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, ... •Just like legislative powers above are restricted to those herein granted, • Judicial Power extends to cases arising under this Constitution. • Federal judicial power is not conferred to cases NOT covered under the Constitution. • Federal laws and treaties shall be made under constitutional authority - no authority - no law - no treaty! •The Constitution establishes the Supreme Court. •Congress establishes the lower courts. •Congress establishes regulations, and sets such exceptions for court rulings as they see fit. •Judges, "...shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, ..." •Exceeding their authority, or violations of their oath to protect and defend the US Constitution should be considered a violation of good behavior. This information needs to be thoroughly understood in order to be able to hold our elected and appointed officials accountable through the proper interpretation of our Constitution.
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The Communist States of America

JOE1CR Wrote: Mar 31, 2014 12:27 PM
The failure of the Soviet experiment has definitely made the American Left more vicious and hate-filled than they were. The plain failure of what passed for ideas among them has enraged rather than humbled them.
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The Communist States of America

JOE1CR Wrote: Mar 31, 2014 12:23 PM
"World socialism as a whole, and all the figures associated with it, are shrouded in legend; its contradictions are forgotten or concealed; it does not respond to arguments but continually ignores them--all this stems from the mist of irrationality that surrounds socialism and from its instinctive aversion to scientific analysis... The doctrines of socialism seethe with contradictions, its theories are at constant odds with its practice, yet due to a powerful instinct these contradictions do not in the least hinder the unending propaganda of socialism. Indeed, no precise, distinct socialism even exists; instead there is only a vague, rosy notion of something noble and good, of equality, communal ownership, and justice: the advent of these things will bring instant euphoria and a social order beyond reproach." -- Solzhenitsyn
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The Communist States of America

JOE1CR Wrote: Mar 31, 2014 12:20 PM
Joe McCarthy was eventually proved right after the fall of the Soviet Union. To accuse anyone of McCarthyism is to accuse them of accuracy!
Even the European's have read Matthew 7: 15 – 20 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.”
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Probable Cause

JOE1CR Wrote: Mar 27, 2014 5:30 PM
Me thinks someone has a gargantuan case of hubris, coupled with stunning level of ignorance.
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