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You make some excellent points. However, your comments may have been better directed at the pledge of allegiance rather than the National Anthem. It is the difference between the country that was and the country we have today. Following Lincoln’s unconstitutional war on the South that crushed state’s rights, and effectively overthrew the Constitution, the pledge of allegiance was written by the socialist (they weren’t called “progressives” or fascists in 1892) Frank Bellamy. The key words: “the republic”, “one nation” and “indivisible” are cited as a daily mantra by public school students. The purpose is to condition the students to think of the United States as a single nation state with centralized power rather than the Founders vision of a voluntary confederation of sovereign states. While citing the original pledge of fidelity to the single nation state students faced and saluted the flag using the “Bellamy salute, similar to the “Hail Caesar” salute of the Roman Empire and later adopted by Hitler as the Nazi salute.
This brings to mind Lenin’s quote: “Give me four years to train the children and the seed I’ve sown will never be uprooted.”
A pledge of allegiance to the principles upon which the United States were founded; freedom and individual liberty would be far more appropriate than a pledge to the American Empire that is in opposition to individual freedom.
This comment will no doubt create cognitive dissonance from some.
This might be worth exploring:
The difference is that the current incumbent now has a track record, which she is trying to keep off the radar screen. With enough informed voters, and of course that is a stretch, she will be tossed out.
Then there is always the idea of voting principle no matter the outcome.
I am not...." running Bob [sic] McConnell against her again." I am just a concerned citizen doing what is possible to publish the voting record DMB will not talk about
The current incumbent has never created a single job nor has she contributed a single dollar to the GDP yet she has the audacity to legislate our liberty and lives away. When given a choice I will vote for a candidate that comes from that part of society that pays taxes, not lives off of them. Chuck McConnell has a proven track record of creating jobs and making considerable contributions to the GDP. He is not looking for a career in politics. He is concerned about the direction our country, our state and our county are heading. Too much government at every level is the problem. To my understanding Chuck McConnell is in favor of smaller constitutional government. I am confident that when he swears an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution his constituents can count on it. He can be trusted. I am not... “running Chuck McConnell against her again” but I am voting for him. It's an easy decision.
DMB’s political advertising campaign is a lie. She is not running on her record. She is running away from it. If she was proud of her record her endorsement of Amendment 66 and vote to kill the coal industry should be prominent in her advertisements. Her …“promises kept” … ?? She promised to uphold and defend the Constitution yet one of her first betrayals of her sacred oath, and therefore the people, was to vote for unconstitutional gun control laws. Claiming an endorsement she doesn’t have isn’t a stretch for a political animal without integrity. Her record proves that she can’t be trusted.
Those that feed at the public trough take care of their own.
According to economist Gary Shilling that portion of Americans feeding substantially at the public trough now stands at 52.6 percent. Is it fair that the 47.4% in the minority must support the majority? Given today's culture this will continue until it can't.
“We depend upon our government to meet the constitutional responsibility of providing for the common defense and general welfare.”
The only purpose of government in our Constitutional Republic is to protect individual rights and defend the United States. You welcome a government solution for every issue and justify it in your articles by misusing the general welfare clause. The general welfare is used in the preamble to the Constitution. Absent a literal interpretation government has used this clause to justify controlling nearly every aspect of our lives. In doing so government attempts to usurp the unalienable rights codified in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Government does not have the lawful authority to legislate away our unalienable rights.
Preambles do not constitute power or law. James Madison, the father of the Constitution, made it clear that the preamble had absolutely no legal force. A preamble is not law. It is an introduction.
Article 1 does include a reference to general welfare. Once again James Madison made it crystal clear that the federal government can not use the general welfare clause to do anything and everything it thinks might advance the general welfare. Dictators and oppressive governments always claim that everything they are doing will advance the general welfare. If the general welfare clause meant that the government could do anything it wanted to advance the general welfare then there would be no need to list the specific and limited powers of the government. The general welfare clause would then make the rest of the Constitution meaningless.
“Right now, Americans are freer than in the past.”
The federal government, in collusion with the unconstitutional Federal Reserve System, has bankrupted our country enslaving generations beyond ours to pay for a debt that can never be paid. We, our children, grand children and great grand children are tax and debt slaves. “Right now”, if a person lives to be 90 years old, between direct taxes and the secret tax of inflation, 90% of our income will be confiscated from us. That is not freedom. It is slavery.
We agree when you state that we should not feel sorry for ourselves. What we need to do is recognize reality. The people need to understand how the unlimited growth of government destroys freedom, and then do something about it.
I agree that voting legitimizes the unlawful nature of the State. This is especially the case at the state, and more so at the national level. Plato is also correct when he stated: “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors”. Our last local election is an example of this truth. I suggest a rational compromise. Do not vote at the national level. The same corruption will continue no matter which candidate wins. Work and vote for a principled candidate at the local level. You efforts and vote do have influence locally.
We are witnessing the bankruptcy of another socialist empire. This is the natural evolution of socialism for it is not sustainable. As Margaret Thatcher said: “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” The federal government is owned by large moneyed interests that promote and subsidize illegal immigration. These subsides are paid for by the citizens through direct taxes, or the hidden tax of inflation. This is theft. The mass invasion of illegal aliens into an already bankrupt welfare state will simply accelerate the collapse.
This is not to discount the fact that there will always be “income inequality” because individuals have different talents, motivation and opportunity. However, the huge disparity in income, along with the disappearance of the “middleclass”, in the U.S. is the result of the redistribution of wealth to bankers, government along with connected monied interests. America has, and is being looted by those that control the government.
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