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Unequal Protection of Religious Principles Part of Forced Cultural Reshaping of America

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This is what’s apparently in the plans for the entire country, whether your religion commands otherwise or not. Funny, who gets left alone on this though. (Graphic credit: The White House)

“State takes legal action to seize $135K from bakers who refused to make cake for lesbian couple,” The Daily Signal reported. “…Brad Avakian, commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, ordered the [Aaron and Melissa Klein] to pay $135,000 for the emotional, physical, and psychological damages they caused Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer for refusing to make a wedding cake.”

Because, as we all know, there’s nowhere else Rachel and Laurel could have gotten a cake, except from Christians they knew they could back into a corner and then sue.  So now a business will be destroyed and assets that have taken two lifetimes of work to earn will be confiscated – under force of state arms. Talk about inflicting physical and emotional damages – but as we see time and again, with “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day.

As if that’s not enough, lies have been spread about the Kleins to further demonize them and diminish public sympathy.  Sadists love kicking people when they’re down.

Compare that to another story just in across the transom, “Feds go to bat for Muslim truckers fired for refusing to do their jobs.” It seems the Somali immigrants wanted to drive delivery trucks, but didn’t want to have to deliver beer because it’s against their religion. And so the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission awarded them $240K. Not a bad payday for people who come from a place where per capita annual income is measured in hundreds of dollars.  It sure didn’t take them long to figure out how to game the system here.

No fair, you say? Not delivering beer doesn’t discriminate against minorities or persecuted groups?  OK then, take the same scenario as in Oregon—check out Steven Crowder trying to buy a gay wedding cake from a Muslim bakery:

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And then consider how Muslim taxi drivers in Cleveland – members of a highly regulated and licensed business providing vital urban transportation services, refused to drive cabs with “Gay Games” advertising.

What could be the reason gay activists only seem to sue fundamentalist Christians, and seem to leave fundamentalist Islamists alone? And what do you think the reason is the government abets unequal treatment under the law, with draconian fines and enforcement against one group, while turning a blind eye to equivalent actions by another?

As William N. Grigg noted in “From ‘Civil Rights’ to Cultural Totalitarianism”:

The civil rights movement began as an effort to remove government impediments to individual liberty. By 1964 it had become a concerted effort to subject all private functions to government scrutiny and regimentation.

It’s ironic that Grigg mentions actor George Takei, famous as Mr. Sulu of Star Trek, backing a “compelling government interest” justification for coercing promotion of gay acceptance, “most likely ignorant of the fact that he’s promoting the same evil doctrine that led to his [internment in a WWII Japanese relocation camp].” I say ironic because, when looking at how the government punishes Christians and gives Muslims a pass for the same “offense,” a Star Trek quote comes to mind:

“Wrong thinking is punishable; right thinking will be as quickly rewarded. You will find it an effective combination.”

The other irony is that when Islamist fundamentalists are in control, the question isn’t how many layers your cake will be if you’re gay, it’s how many floors you’ll be dropped.

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David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (WarOnGuns.com), and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.

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  1. On the Eve of destruction you will need to know what you are for, not merely what you are against. We are not ‘revolutionaries’. We are counter revolutionaries AND we need to know what we are defending and we ALSO need to realize it is easy to destroy the very thing you are defending and to become the monster you are attempting to destroy.

    Remember the French Revolution AND the Holocaust: the wages of ignorance are many and remorseless.
    ‘The most expensive commodity is ignorance.’ Rush Limbaugh. And that coin does not care who spends it.

  2. “Wrong thinking is punishable; right thinking will be as quickly rewarded. You will find it an effective combination.” The Keeper, Star Trek, pilot episode, 1966

    “We are going to punish our enemies and reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” The Keeper Barry O, Univision interview, 2010

    “For those who supported us, there will be rewards, for the ones who opposed us, they will get what they deserve. There will be hell to pay.” The Keeper’s Keeper Valarie Jarrett, just before the 2012 election.

    1. ““We are going to punish our enemies and reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” The Keeper Barry O, Univision interview, 2010

      “For those who supported us, there will be rewards, for the ones who opposed us, they will get what they deserve. There will be hell to pay.” The Keeper’s Keeper Valarie Jarrett, just before the 2012 election.”

      Or we arrest them for Treason and *Terrorism against the American people, adding First Degree Murder, Maladministration, Misadministration, Misapplication, Perjury, Theft, corruption, dereliction of constitutional duty, violation of limitations on the power of an office – this would be EVERY single person who serves within the general government and most within the states (creating job openings or busninesses for all those hard working middle class people who had their lives destroyed by these scum) etc, etc, etc

  3. The odd thing is how many seem to see the coming “There will be hell to pay” yet, like sleeping sheep, allow the hell to come. The enemy of freedom is so openly visible.

    MOLON LABE

  4. Extremely complex topics. I shall try to condense these to this generality: Western societies, cultures, countries and the systems that operate all these are being invaded by non-Western entities and are being transformed into bastardized amalgamations that are so disunited that I think of Lincoln’s words: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

    Opinions vary widely and here is MY opinion and I will never declare MY opinion represents Oath Keepers… I fear that only Revolutionary War Two can save the Union… the Founder’s Great Experiment. It was Western cultures and societies that created and preserved the USA. The ongoing scam that is diversity and multiculturalism assists an elite ruling class via their lackey politicians and bureaucrats in lording over a fractured, divided and contentious populace. An embedded form of oligarchy/plutocracy will reign over a country full of serf-like underlings.

    I am convinced the political process has been usurped by tyrants and that no meaningful change can occur by voting. All that remains is rebellion. Please convince me I am wrong for peaceful change is immensely more preferable than the rebellion suggested by the Founders when tyranny rules.

    The current USA is not what my father’s generation fought to protect; the Greatest Generation. I was raised among that cohort. If those folks were in their prime and existing today I would expect a mass uprising that would be of far greater proportion than what those WW 2 vets did in Athens:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Athens_%281946%29

    1. I do believe that your vision is 20/20.

      Allow me to offer a passage I typed into a word file while reading in Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.’s book, “Three Rights”:


      The assertion “We The People of the United States ***do ordain and establish this Constitution” enounces a right, a privilege, and a power to constitute a “government”. It emphasizes that this “government” did not “ordain and establish” itself, and that public officials did not “ordain and establish” either their own offices or the authority of those offices, because no “government” or public official is infused with a right, privilege, or power to “ordain and establish” anything independent of The People. “Government” and officialdom are political creatures, not creators. They arise ex nihilo from The People’s will, and are always subject to it. As long as public officials claim to exercise “governmental” powers under the aegis of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, they must also acknowledge that We The People are the original authors of, the real parties in interest with respect to, and the absolute and final arbiters of both of those documents – and that therefore all officials owe duties of loyalty and obedience to The People, embodied in and fully enforceable through the Constitution’s unqualified command that every official “shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution”. By necessary implication, “to support this Constitution” includes a duty to support the Declaration of Independence, too, because the legal authority of the Constitution depends upon the ongoing legal efficacy of the Declaration.

      The statement “whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of the [ ] ends [for which Governments are instituted among Men], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it” invokes, not only an explicit right, but also an implicit privilege and power utterly to transform the body of law which provides for that “Form of Government”. This being “the Right of the People” alone, neither the “destructive” “Form of Government” nor any of its officials can claim any say in the process, or assert any right, power, or privilege to resist any stage of the transformation. Rather, both are exposed without recourse to whatever changes “the People” may make and whatever means “the People” may employ to make those changes, and labor under a moral, political, and legal duty to acquiesce in the result.

      * The declaration “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce the [ People ] under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government” affirms, not only an explicit right and duty, but also an implicit power, of “the People”. But not, quite revealingly, a privilege – for a privilege is the opposite of a duty; and because, under the posited circumstances, it is “their duty to throw off such Government”, “the People cannot be free or at liberty not to do so. On the other side, because every “Government” is no more than a mere creature and instrument of “the People”, and it is “the [ People’s] duty, to throw off [an abusive] Government”, then no “such Government” can claim either a right or a power to oppose ”the People’s” fulfillment of that duty. Indeed, because it is “the People’s” “right” under “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” to “throw off such Government”, it is the correlative duty of every “such Government” to allow itself to be “throw[n] off.” Any resistance interposed against “the People” is fundamentally unlawful. Thus “the People’s “ “right” and “duty” imply an absolute immunity from interference by rogue public officials and a correlative absolute disability in those officials.

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      From the foregoing can be deduced:

      (1) We The People’s original right and power of declaration, ordination, and establishment of the supreme law of the land (the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution).

      (2) We The People’s right of on-going supervision and participation in the operations of the governmental apparatus at every level of the federal system – by voting for various “representatives”; by investigation, exposure, and criticism of public officials through exercise of “the freedom[s] of speech” and “of the press”, and by “petition[ing] the Government for a redress of grievances”; and especially by serving in “the Militia of the several States”.

      (3) We The People’s Right of Resistance against every manifestation of usurpation and tyranny.

      (4) We The People’s Right of Restoration of a government of “just powers” at every level of the federal system.

      First, by the simple recognition that the Constitution does fully incorporate the principle of the Declaration of Independence that “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers” – and only such powers – “from the consent of the governed”. The Preamble to the Constitution identifies as one of its purposes “to***establish Justice”. The Preamble establishes an overarching rule of construction and application with respect to everything that follows in the Constitution. Therefore, all of the powers delegated to the General Government and reserved to the States must be so construed as to constitute “just powers” only, and must be applied only to that extent – precisely as the Declaration asserts must always be the case for every legitimate “Form of Government” under “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”.

      Second, by reliance on the right of reformation – the right to preserve what is good and eliminate what is bad; to repair, alter, and improve what has proven defective but can nonetheless be salvaged; and to compel wrongdoers in public office to make as complete reparations for their nonfeasance, misfeasance, and malfeasance as possible, in accordance with the requirements that they all “shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support th[e] Constitution”.

      Third, when all else fails, by recourse to the right of “revolution” – yet “revolution” only in a narrow sense: namely, “to abolish” an old and “destructive” “Form of Government” and “to provide new Guards for the [People’s] future security”, by “institute[ing] new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to the [ People] shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness” in conformity with “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”.

      (5) Through the exercise of all of these rights, We The People’s Right of Renewal of their government, and through it of their Nation. For if The PEOPLE enjoy a right to form their own nation in the first place, they certainly possess a right to renew its vitality from time to time as the need arises.

      Thus can be identified We The People’s most important Three Rights as against any corrupted “Form of Government” and the rogue public officials who administer it; Resistance to bad government, Restoration of good government, and by those means Renewal for the Nation. Self-evidently, all of these rights also implicate duties, because if they are not exercised in a timely and effective manner, and rogue officials cause the existing “Form of Government” to degenerate to the point at which it cannot be salvaged, THE PEOPLE will be compelled to exercise “their right” and to fulfill “their duty, to throw off such Government” entirely. So, well before THE PEOPLE arrive at the point at which circumstances compel them to exercise that “right” and to fulfill that “duty” – that is, even while the situation involves systematic usurpation and tyranny eating away at the vitals of public administration, but has not yet led to a state of affairs in which that “Form of Government [has] become [ irreparably] destructive [of the true ends of Government]” – THE PEOPLE must not only enjoy a right but also must labor under a duty to exercise and enjoy their other various rights, powers, privileges, duties, and immunities in such a way as will render their assertion of “their [ultimate] right” and their fulfillment of “their [ultimate] duty” unnecessary.

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      “…’the good people’ must engage in a national crash-course of remedial political education. In particular, the moral, political, and legal principles and practices of Americanism – with emphasis upon the Declaration of Independence, the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and especially ‘the Militia of the several States’ as institutions ‘necessary to the security of a free State’ – must be taught in all schools. But initially ‘the good People’ will need to revitalize ‘the Militia of the several States’ in order to bring the present political situation under sufficient popular control that the schools can be reformed. So the Militia themselves must become the first great schools for this country’s moral, political, and legal renaissance – true ‘public schools’ (because they consist of almost the entire adult population) for true ‘national defense’ in every sense: military, political, economic, social, and cultural. Elementary schools, because they will impart fundamental knowledge; Vocational schools, because every American’s task is to learn how to defend his country.”

      1. I agree, replace every single person who has been serving within our governments at every level, and prosecute a lot of them for Treason. A lot did not do anything except NOT KEEP the oath lawfully REQUIRED of them which is in itself a crime.

        But we must also have a plan for when we remove them so that the transition will be easier on the mass of Americans.

        Abraham Lincoln: “We, the people, are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts – not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution”

        Benjamin Franklin: “In free governments the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors and sovereigns. For the former, therefore, to return among the latter was not to degrade but to promote them.”

        St. George Tucker: “The Federal Government is the creature of the States. It is not a party to the Constitution, but the result of it – the creation of that agreement which was made by the States as parties. It is a mere agent, entrusted with limited powers for certain objects; which powers and objects are enumerated in the Constitution. Shall the agent be permitted to judge of the extent of his own powers, without reference to his constituent?”

        George Washington in his Farewell 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.”

        Thomas Jefferson Quoting Cesare Beccaria, “On Crimes and Punishment” “False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils, except destruction. Laws that forbid the carrying of arms laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they act rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

        Richard Henry Lee, Member of Continental Congress, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Senator: “To say that a bad government must be established for fear of anarchy is really saying that we should kill ourselves for fear of dying.”

        James Madison, Federalist 14: “In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws. Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any”.

        But I have written a lot about that so my opinion on this is known or easily found.

        So what do we need to “fix” with our Constitution? Enforce it for one, but do we need to add anything?

        Term limits? One thing I agree 100% with Jefferson on is governmental borrowing.

        Thomas Jefferson: “I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government; I mean an additional article taking from the Federal Government the power of borrowing”.

        Taxation? I agree with Ben, 5% across the board? More? Less?
        Benjamin Franklin: “It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part.”

        And John Jay made it clear that our governments can tax us when we purchase property, but cannot continue taxing us on it and taking it from it as though we never owned it – which is theft.

        John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States: “No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.”

        Banking?
        Thomas Jefferson: “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered”.

        Some things to consider is the future, but we can learn from the past and the present and not commit the same errors.

        Thomas Jefferson: “A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”

        Thomas Jefferson: “The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”

        Thomas Jefferson: “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.”

        Thomas Paine: “Those who expect to reap the benefits of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

        Thomas Jefferson: “The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.”

        This by Lincoln is something to keep in mind: “You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”

        Thomas Jefferson: “The Founders believed that all men are created equal and that they have certain inalienable rights. All are also obliged to obey the natural law, under which we have not only rights but duties. We are obliged ‘to respect those rights in others which we value in ourselves.”

        What about our foreign affairs? Consider what we are already required to do, but is not followed, is this enough?

        George Washington: “It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world. The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.”

        Thomas Jefferson: “I have ever deemed it fundamental for the United States never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe. Their political interests are entirely distinct from ours. Their mutual jealousies, their balance of power, their complicated alliances, their forms and principles of government, are all foreign to us. They are nations of eternal war. “

        John Quincy Adams: “America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She well knows that by enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standards of freedom.”

        Militia?
        The US Constitution requires that the congress arms the Militia with weapons needed to defend the states, the country; and that the states train them as congress requires the Military to train. I agree, but then we must start to figure out how much training per year after the initial training period, Once a month paid?

        Thomas Jefferson: “The law requires every militia-man to provide himself with arms usual in the regular service.”

        War?
        James Madison: “The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature … the executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war.”

        George Washington: “The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.”

        James Madison: “In time of actual war, great discretionary powers are constantly given to the Executive Magistrate. Constant apprehension of War, has the same tendency to render the head too large for the body. A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.”

        James Madison: “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. ..?

        Are we going to keep a “standing military”? Move them to the Militia?

        What about political parties, factions as the framers called them, do we keep them or dump them as part of the divide and conquer strategy used against the American people?

        Basically, my belief and what I am fighting for is to KEEP the US Constitution, adding term limits, dumping the federal reserve and PROSECUTING those who served within it or supported it. I do not believe that today we have anyone as educated as the framers were, nor as honest/honorable as most of them were; that this was deliberately caused. But we can rely on history and what has happened within our nation today and take steps to prevent them always looking at the BIG picture, not the moment as to what an action might cause to happen.

        I believe that the US Constitution is the greatest type of government created, but because since its inception there were those out to destroy her she was taken way off track. Let’s try enforcing her first, shall we?

        Revive and strengthen the Militia by following the US Constitution, dump permanent (what used to be the US is now the UN) military and put those that are redeemable and all redeemable LE’s completely under the Militia which would do away with the military industrial complex here in our nation – they are Traitors to the USA, the American people, and the US Constitution or they would have kept their Oaths. This would stop a lot of “mischief” as our forefathers called it.

        Make sure that the American people understand exactly what a Grand jury is, and what is “Good Behaviour” for judges as the US Constitution requires.

        Alexander Hamilton: “The standard of good behavior for the continuance in office of the judicial magistracy is certainly one of the most valuable of the modern improvements in the practice of government.”

        The US Constitution assigns what all judges, state and federal, must do to be allowed to stay in a judicial position, they are:
        — Required to take, and keep an Oath(s), or a combined Oath.
        — Required to “support and defend” the US Constitution and all that is in Pursuance thereof it before the duties of the office they occupy.
        — Required to carry out the enumerated duties assigned to the judicial branch by the US Constitution in a constitutional manner.

        That is “Good Behaviour” for judges for they are not under either of the two branches but only liable to the US Constitution and the American people.

        An unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it…..
        A void act cannot be legally consistent with a valid one. An unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid law. Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the lend, it is superseded thereby.
        No one Is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.

        Jon Roland: “Strictly speaking, an unconstitutional statute is not a “law”, and should not be called a “law”, even if it is sustained by a court, for a finding that a statute or other official act is constitutional does not make it so, or confer any authority to anyone to enforce it.”

        Justice Potter Stewart: “The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion.”

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