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SCOTUS CONFIRMS: Constitution Is Irrelevant. Rule Of Law Is Dead. Ruling Class Oligarchy Is The Power.
In the wake of the Rulings upholding ObamaCare, Housing and instituting Homosexual Marriage as a right- the last vestige of Constitutional limits on government have been officially swept away.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. – John 3:19
We have no Constitution. We have no rule of law.
We only have a Dictatorship – supported by an Oligarchy of Ruling Class nobles who see us as rabble needing to be subjugated and/or exterminated.
As the Dissent points out: “Words no longer have meaning”- and if words have no meaning in the law, then LAW itself has no meaning outside of whatever the Dictator-In-Chief and his Ruling Class says it means.
As Chief Justice Roberts wrote in the majority opinion: “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” – Roberts said the wording of ObamaCare was ambiguous but decided the intent of Congress was clear and therefore he rewrote the law because,”[Congress] always had the intention of subsidies being provided nationwide”.
So we now have incontrovertible proof that the Supreme Court has made itself the final arbiter of what decrees and “laws” are ‘law’ and have inserted themselves into being the Confirmers of what politics are “Lawful” and what politics and ideologies are ‘UnConstitutional” meaning – unlawful.
So we have a dictatorship that confirms The Fuhrer’s and the Politburo’s political agendas.
Justice Antonin Scalia made evident what these rulings actually mean in his scathing dissent:
“Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State.’”
“Under all the usual rules of interpretation, in short, the Government should lose this case. But normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved.”
“And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”
So, if you are honest and brave enough to accept the truth: have a Dictatorship – run by a Marxist and Socialist Oligarchy in all 3 branches – who have ceded power to a destructive America-hating madman in the Executive who is stoking a race war while ‘fundamentally transforming the nation into a Communist hell-hole.
Since todays ‘laws’ are written in massive thousand page behemoths and passed in secret with no one in the American public knowing what the Oligarchy is crafting, it is self-evident that the Constitution no longer exists in practicality beyond lip service.
When challenged on the Constitutional merits, we now see that diktat from the Oligarchy will now be upheld over the rule of law. Today it’s government-run healthcare. By Monday, it will be Homosexuality rammed down all our throats with no difference between civil unions and traditional marriage while sacred institutions who refuse to marry same sex couples will be charged with crimes.
Every institution that was American and cultural is being dismantled, banned, shunned and destroyed before our eyes.
During Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, the Chinese were encouraged to destroy the “Four Olds”—old customs, old habits, old culture, and old thinking. Given the Ruling Class insane push to remove all symbols of the Confederacy and Southern Culture from the country in the last week – the fact is what we see playing out before is the removal of our foundations and heritage so that removing the Constitution is accepted and applauded by the masses.
So what do we do now?
Here is the solution – which our Forebears implemented when they too found themselves under tyrannical dictatorship:
DO NOT COMPLY.
Yes, this will make you a target.
Yes, you will be punished.
Yes, they will make an example out of you.
Yes, they will impoverish you, seize you, imprison you and even KILL YOU.
So the question you have to ask yourself is this: Do you love liberty enough to risk your lives, your fortunes and your sacred honor? Or will going along to keep ourselves fed and sheltered and provided for by a Beast be more important to us?
Please re-read our duty as enshrined in the Declaration of Independence:
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Nothing more dangerous than a wannabe despotic tyrant scorned
Obama has fundamentally transformed America into a Marxist/Fascist police state, acting as a dictator to impose his will by decree while using federal alphabets to harass, intimidate and silence those his regime targets. Obama employs bullying tactics, subterfuge and outright treason to impose punishments for the smallest slight to his gargantuan narcissism.
Obama has done this to American citizens with impunity. Now, because the Israeli people have scorned His Heinous by rejecting Obama’s attempt to overthrow Benjamin Netanyahu, the petulant man-child turns to do the same to the tiny nation of Israel. Obama drops the mask he wore to beguile the vast majority of Americans, and the true Islamist anti-semite that he and his regime are – is revealed.
Obama’s Chief of Staff at a J Street conference today referenced the State of Israel as “An occupation that has lasted almost 50 years must end.”
Must end? The state of Israel exists because it defended itself against two massive Arab wars launched against it and the territory it gained is a bulwark to secure the tiny state from future attack. But Obama has already made his intentions known long ago, at best – he will demand Israel surrender all the land it ‘occupies’ – back to the original borders it had in 1948. At worst – he will join ISIS and Iran and silently support the annihilation of the State altogether.
So the Obama regime’s position is exactly the same as that of Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah – Jihad groups that have had incredible influence in the Obama government. It is no wonder Obama has decided to wage his own personal jihad against Israel.
Obama’s jihad on the Jews just became official policy.
President Obama is considering cutting all ties with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s YNet News reported on Friday. According to a source cited by the paper, the White House “is contemplating lowering its ties with Israel and putting Kerry as the sole liaison between the two states, as opposed to the open line Netanyahu once had with Obama.”
Not to diminish the impact of that expected snark from His Heinous – Michael Goodwin lets loose a litany of what we are enduring under this despot and what it portends now for Israel. I just love the first four paragraphs of this Op-Ed. Goodwin nails what the treasonous bastard has done to us right under our noses. Let it sink in.
And now that the child-prince has been thwarted in Israel, he moves full-speed ahead to put nuclear weapons into the hands of the biggest state sponsor of Jihad in the world. The Iranian regime that vowed to wipe Israel off the map and whose Supreme Leaders Ayatollah Khameni just said “Death to America’ on Friday.
No phone call for you Netanyahu – but nuclear weapons for Tehran Obama says.
First he comes for the banks and health care, uses the IRS to go after critics, politicizes the Justice Department, spies on journalists, tries to curb religious freedom, slashes the military, throws open the borders, doubles the debt and nationalizes the Internet.
He lies to the public, ignores the Constitution, inflames race relations and urges Latinos to punish Republican “enemies.” He abandons our allies, appeases tyrants, coddles adversaries and uses the Crusades as an excuse for inaction as Islamist terrorists slaughter their way across the Mideast.
Now he’s coming for Israel.
Barack Obama’s promise to transform America was too modest. He is transforming the whole world before our eyes. Do you see it yet?
Against the backdrop of the tsunami of trouble he has unleashed, Obama’s pledge to “reassess” America’s relationship with Israel cannot be taken lightly. Already paving the way for an Iranian nuke, he is hinting he’ll also let the other anti-Semites at Turtle Bay have their way. That could mean American support for punitive Security Council resolutions or for Palestinian statehood initiatives. It could mean both, or something worse.
Whatever form the punishment takes, it will aim to teach Bibi Netanyahu never again to upstage him. And to teach Israeli voters never again to elect somebody Obama doesn’t like.
Apologists and wishful thinkers, including some Jews, insist Obama realizes that the special relationship between Israel and the United States must prevail and that allowing too much daylight between friends will encourage enemies.
Those people are slow learners, or, more dangerously, deny-ists.
If Obama’s six years in office teach us anything, it is that he is impervious to appeals to good sense. Quite the contrary. Even respectful suggestions from supporters that he behave in the traditions of American presidents fill him with angry determination to do it his way.
For Israel, the consequences will be intended. Those who make excuses for Obama’s policy failures — naive, bad advice, bad luck — have not come to grips with his dark impulses and deep-seated rage.
His visceral dislike for Netanyahu is genuine, but also serves as a convenient fig leaf for his visceral dislike of Israel. The fact that it’s personal with Netanyahu doesn’t explain six years of trying to bully Israelis into signing a suicide pact with Muslims bent on destroying them. Netanyahu’s only sin is that he puts his nation’s security first and refuses to knuckle under to Obama’s endless demands for unilateral concessions.
That refusal is now the excuse to act against Israel. Consider that, for all the upheaval around the world, the president rarely has a cross word for, let alone an open dispute with, any other foreign leader. He calls Great Britain’s David Cameron “bro” and praised Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohammed Morsi, who had called Zionists “the descendants of apes and pigs.”
Obama asked Vladimir Putin for patience, promising “more flexibility” after the 2012 election, a genuflection that earned him Russian aggression. His Asian pivot was a head fake, and China is exploiting the vacuum. None of those leaders has gotten the Netanyahu treatment, which included his being forced to use the White House back door on one trip, and the cold shoulder on another.
It is a clear and glaring double standard.
Most troubling is Obama’s bended-knee deference to Iran’s Supreme Leader, which has been repaid with “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” demonstrations in Tehran and expanded Iranian military action in other countries.
The courtship reached the height of absurdity last week, when Obama wished Iranians a happy Persian new year by equating Republican critics of his nuclear deal with the resistance of theocratic hard-liners, saying both “oppose a diplomatic solution.” That is a damnable slur given that a top American military official estimates that Iranian weapons, proxies and trainers killed 1,500 US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Who in their right mind would trust such an evil regime with a nuke?
Yet Netanyahu, the leader of our only reliable ally in the region, is repeatedly singled out for abuse. He alone is the target of an orchestrated attempt to defeat him at the polls, with Obama political operatives, funded in part by American taxpayers, working to elect his opponent.
They failed and Netanyahu prevailed because Israelis see him as their best bet to protect them. Their choice was wise, but they’d better buckle up because it’s Israel’s turn to face the wrath of Obama.
The abrogation of the Constitution and the Dictatorship of the Obama Regime is being made possible by the Republican Party leadership.
In the face of what is become self-evident Uniparty rule in Washington D.C., I marvel at the multitudes who ignore what is going on and lying to themselves while demanding to be lied to, insisting in sometimes virulent outbursts that we can fix Obama’s dictatorship by simply electing more Republicans.
I laugh in their face. So should we all.
The “solution” to a post-Constitutional Dictatorship is to “elect” more Republicans????
How stupid. How moronic. How utterly enslaved to a false belief system such people are.
The fruits of the last two months of GOP leadership is one of complete surrender to Obama; betrayal of the voters who sent them to Washington to STOP the burgeoning dictatorship; and the total violation of the oaths they all swore to uphold the Constitution . Handing the GOP both the House and Senate in November proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that giving the GOP leadership, was an exercise in futility. We might as well have just kept the Democrat Marxists in power.
I keep hearing radio pundits and talk blowhards insist that Conservatives must ‘take over the GOP from within’ – as if all the evidence of the Ruling Class Oligarchy’s open warfare policy and sabotaging of their Conservative base did not exist and we are still back in the 1980s where the voters actually has a voice and influence in their party’s actions. The GOP Leadership has made it plain and crystal clear: THEY DO NOT WANT CONSERVATIVES OR CONSTITUTIONALISTS IN THE PARTY… they only want their votes, and they assume they have them because they think we have nowhere else to go. So they love it when Conservatives deceive themselves into thinking they can reform the GOP from within by simply electing more Republicans.
Look, the Establishment has made it IMPOSSIBLE for Conservatives to take control of the party – not that it would make any difference to a lawless dictatorship in the White House. Single Party rule now exists at the expense of liberty and the Constitution, to the applause of a party that was supposed to be the ‘opposition’ and check on lawlessness from the Executive branch, but prefers to be the vanguards of dictatorship so they can have a seat at the table of our national carcass being carved up and devoured by pure evil. Still the ‘base’ of the GOP refuses to see, hear or understand what their party has done.
That John Boehner is working closely with Democrats to ensure his own power, while the GOP Establishment’s American Action Network work with George Soro’s groups to attack and crush Tea Party Conservatives are facts that a vast majority of Republican sycophants refuse to hear or believe.
This is the truth of it – Obama would not be a dictator today, if he were not empowered to act as monarch by the GOP Republican Leadership who directly enable His Heinous to shred the Constitution with their blessing.
They have willfully and vehemently surrendered their Constitutional powers in an insane effort to make sure Obama is able to do his will without any obstruction. Gone are their powers of the Purse; of the filibuster; of legislating; of oversight; of impeachment. They have openly stated they will not obstruct this lawless dictator, nor with they permit anyone in their party to use the tools the Founders provided to check the Executive’s UnConstitutional power grabs. The GOP leadership and their party have FUNDED every unConstitutional decree and illegal act this regime has instigated .
We no longer have representation in Washington D.C.
Yet for the mind-numbed GOP Loyalists who are infected with Battered Wife Syndrome, they make excuses for their adulterer husband and willfully give themselves over mind, body and soul to more abuse.
Washington will never allow itself to be fixed, and you cannot overcome a dictatorship and oligarchy via civil means, PERIOD. A lawless government will never allow itself to be restrained by law. They will become a law unto themselves, and indeed, they have already achieved that.
The GOP are nothing but a rubber stamp for Obama’s Despotism
How do you think Republicans would have done in the 2014 elections if they had told the truth about what they intended to do when they took over the Senate? What if they had campaigned on working hand-in-hand with Obama to enact his illegal alien amnesty while supporting his budget priorities, confirming a new Attorney General who thinks everything Obama is doing is fine and promised they would do nothing while he illegally bans ammo, cripples the Internet, and lets the EPA run wild? Republicans are even gearing up to SAVE OBAMACARE if the Supreme Court guts the subsidies.Conservatives complain endlessly, with good reason, that Barack Obama is acting like a dictator. What’s left unsaid is that he’s only able to do it because Republicans in the House and Senate are standing by impotently and allowing him to do whatever he wants. Despite winning two huge victories in 2010 and 2014 by promising to fight against Obama, the GOP has shown nothing but rank cowardice in every confrontation with him. It’s hard to understand how men like John McCain, who showed such great courage in war, can be so cowardly when they’re asked to stand up for America against the Democrats. What kind of Republicans would rather fight their own supporters and constituents than stand up to Barack Obama?
In fact, we should consider ourselves lucky that Obama hasn’t gone even farther, because who’s going to stop him? The Republican Leadership in the House and Senate?Please.
Barack Obama could declare that he is going to tear down the Lincoln Memorial to make room for a giant statue of himself and Republicans would end up funding it because they’re so petrified the media would blame them for the shutdown that would ensue if they didn’t go along to get along.
John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers are our leaders in the House and Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, John Thune and John Barrasso are our leaders in the Senate. These are the sort of people C.S. Lewis spoke of when he wrote, “We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”
Conservatives all know that our leaders in Congress are yellow; they can’t talk, can’t strategize, can’t tell the truth or do anything else that most of us expect from men worthy to lead. However, the “traitors” part of that quote is apt as well because they just betrayed their constituents, conservatives, and the Republican Party to help Obama implement his illegal, unconstitutional amnesty.
Back in late 2014, conservatives were begging the GOP leadership to pass a short-term continuing resolution so that the GOP would have more leverage after we controlled the House and the Senate. They refused to do it, but conservative complaints about Obama’s amnesty were so loud that the GOP Leadership couldn’t immediately capitulate and were forced to do something. So, they declared that the DHS wouldn’t be funded unless Obama buckled on amnesty and they gave their solemn oaths that they’d fight tooth and nail once the GOP controlled the House and the Senate.
Then predictably, when Obama refused to give in, the GOP Leadership barely put up a fight before they caved in and gave him exactly what he wanted. Mitch McConnell worked with Harry Reid and John Boehner worked with Nancy Pelosi to fund millions of work permits and tax rebates for illegal aliens. They also effectively signed off on 5 million illegal aliens getting Social Security cards and drivers’ licenses that they could very possibly use to VOTE in our elections! The GOP Leadership called it illegal, they called it unconstitutional, they claimed to oppose it – yet they fought to fund it! If a judge in Texas hadn’t unexpectedly blocked DHS from carrying out the amnesty, something that could end at any time, Obama would be moving full speed ahead with the blessing of the Republican Leadership in Congress.
Don’t just take my word for it on how the GOP leadership sold you out; listen to Ted Cruz.
“Since December, the outcome has been baked in the cake. It was abundantly clear to anyone watching that leadership in both houses intended to capitulate on the fight against amnesty,” Cruz said, adding, “It was a strategy doomed to failure. It’s an old adage in Washington: Never take a hostage you’re not prepared to shoot.”
“There was no chance, zero, that Republicans were going to fail to fund the Department of Homeland Security because Republicans care deeply about homeland security,” Cruz continued.
“If we had been serious about this fight, and we should have been, the continuing resolution [under which DHS funding expired in February 2015] should have focused on the EPA, or the IRS or the Department of Labor,” Cruz said. “Now, those are departments which a majority would be prepared to allow funding to temporarily expire in order to use as leverage.”
Conservatives so opposed amnesty that the GOP leadership couldn’t pass it themselves; so this was their attempt to help Barack Obama implement it. It was a dishonorable, rank betrayal of conservatives. All members of the GOP leadership along with every Republican who voted for a clean DHS bill deserve to be publicly horsewhipped for what they did.
Sadly, we can’t get away with horsewhipping public officials any more, no matter how much they may deserve it, but we don’t have to vote for them. We don’t have to fund their campaigns. In fact, we can primary them, we can protest their donor meetings, boo them in public, leak information that hurts them to the press and undermine them at every opportunity. We can demand that our representatives vote against Boehner and McConnell if they want our support. We can do everything we can within the law to make life rough for them.
There are a lot of Republicans who will vote for anyone with an “R” beside his name, no matter what he does on the theory that he’s better than the Democrat. There is a lot of merit to that thinking and I have argued for it myself on many occasions, but we’ve gotten to the point where Republicans in D.C. are taking advantage of it to such a ridiculous degree that it should no longer apply.
They lie to us, they think we’re stupid, they trash groups who represent us, they hold us in complete contempt and then they mock us by saying, “Ha, where else are they going to go?” That’s bad enough, but we’re now getting to the point where it’s like we’re being asked to vote for Benedict Arnold on the theory that he’s better than voting for the British.
Difficult though it may be to hear, the God’s honest truth is that it’s not enough to get rid of Obama and replace him with a Republican. At a minimum, we need changes in the leadership of the Republican Party in the House and Senate to have any hope of making progress.
You think we’re going to repeal Obamacare with Boehner, McConnell and their cronies in charge? You think we’re going to crack down on illegal immigration and control our borders? You think this nation will be able to stave off bankruptcy with men in command who can’t lead, can’t talk and won’t fight anyone but conservatives?
I think Barack Obama is on track to fundamentally transform America, not because what he’s doing is right, popular, or successful, but because conservatives aren’t willing to DEMAND that their representatives in Congress stand up, speak out and stop him. The time for playing nice with the GOP’s incompetent, ineffective, disloyal leadership in Congress is at an end. The only way the country has a bright future is if the current Republican Party Leadership in Congress has no future in politics.
Obama’s Dictatorial command for the FCC and FEC to take over and control the internet via SECRET RULES is applauded by those that bought the same lies about how ObamaCare would lower healthcare costs.
Envy, anger and entitlement mindset. These are the mechanisms that the tyrant uses to sweeten the imposition of chains on a population they intend to punish and subjugate. Appealing to ‘fairness’ and ‘revenge’ upon the targets a tyrant wants punished and controlled, there is little done to oppose pogroms and “laws” that subjugate every liberty the tyrant seeks to eradicate and place in it’s control. Always sold as a ‘benefit’ to the people, the terror and appetite of government power is always preferred over private and individual power which a pliable people devoid of foundational principles are shaped to loathe and hate.
Once the government takes over the internet tomorrow – there is no stopping or reversing these ‘secret rules’ the alphabets will impose on the last bastion of open communication and information. Not by the courts, not by Congress, not by you or me. It is already a fait accompli we are told. A done deal. A cake already baked.
When FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was asked to make the 360 pages of secret rules and regulations public, he refused. The top secret final draft FCC order was only delivered to the four other FCC commissioners three weeks ago. When Wheeler handed them the rules, he issued a “gag order” to prevent its release before the FCC vote tomorrow, assumably under Obama’s orders. So they are going to “MAKE LAW” by imposing rules NO ONE BUT GOVERNMENT OLIGARCHS HAVE READ. In the United States of America – the government now write laws and passes them in secret. Not even the Colonists under King George suffered such atrocities.
Welcome to the dictatorship.
In short – say goodbye to the internet as you knew it. Yet an ignorant populace that loves Netflix and Hulu and wants everything for free, applaud and seig-heil the false notion that the Obama regime will make the internet ‘fair’ and ‘cheaper for the little people under the grip of media giants of Comcast and AT&T. They buy the lie that government regulation is better than corporate service packages. They bought the big lie that ‘Net Neutrality’ will keep the internet ‘free and open’ and ‘fair’. They love and see Obama as their messiah, their savior, their balancer of scales. The rest hate the companies that they get their internet from and think Obama’s secret regulations and imposition of his definition of ‘net neutrality’ will make the internet more affordable, fair and faster for the little people.
None of those things will happen. The exact opposite will occur. The history of government regulating business is a lesson in ruination, incompetence and cost. Monopoly and corporate Fascism will be established at Comcast, AT&T, Mediacom and Verizon for political gain and protection. The big corps will pay their ‘protection money’ and use government to destroy their competition while government regulates the free-flow of information to suit it’s own insatiable appetite for unopposed power. It’s a marriage nightmares are made of for the idiots who buy into surrendering liberty for license in the name of fairness.
Central government ruins whatever it touches. It is king Midas in reverse. Bureaucracies inevitably become impersonal and unfeeling roadblocks and walls without common sense and often without knowledge of what and whom they are empowered to regulate and control. For the internet as you knew it – TWO bungling and politicaly-motivated imbecilic alphabet agencies will have their paws in every facet of the internet. Think of them as the agencies that will establish death panels for web sites, forums and ISP providers who will limit what you currently do today or abolish it altogether. And we have no recourse to stop it.
The cost to get online is going to skyrocket, service will get worse, content will be restricted and regulated, licenses will be required to run a website, political blogs will be declared ‘campaign contributions’ and subject to fees and content control and choices to select an ISP will be limited. The entire original purpose of ‘Net Neutrality’ was to restrict political content and make sure content control is regulated by the Government. MAKE NO MISTAKE. That is what this is actually all about: the government taking over the internet in order to regulate content and limit the public’s ability to access and report information outside of whatever government tells them via their own Praetorian media operatives.
This takeover of the internet by the Obama regime is no different than what they did with imposing ObamaCare. Remember that ObamaCare was drafted in secret and kept from the public until it was ‘passed’ into “law”. Nancy Pelosi famously said “We have to pass it so you can find out what is in it”. Likewise Obama’s ‘Net Neutrality’ takeover plan has 360 pages of regulations and rules that are being KEPT SECRET, until they are passed ‘into law’.
In true government-fashion, whatever these schemes are titled – be assured that the EXACT OPPOSITE will happen. The Affordable Care Act made healthcare UNAFFORDABLE for most of us who once had affordable plans. “Net Neutrality” is the same. It will NOT make the internet ‘neutral’. It will NOT make the internet faster for everyone. It will in fact – as with all government meddling -make it worse. Everyone will have their speeds ‘throttled down’ to the lowest common denominator so everyone is ‘fair’ and no one gets more than anyone else – even if they can pay for it. That is what government does. MARK MY WORDS. All the empty promises made to make healthcare better by imposing ObamaCare on the populace were lies told to sell acceptance. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” was a lie from the beginning. The same is true of the reasons the Obama regime make to justify the federal takeover of the Internet. “If you like your internet you can keep your ISP and your internet”. It’s all lies.
But that does not matter to the emoting classes of envy-prone Millennials, the SOUND of government IMPOSING fairness and taking away what a private company can do in terms of serving their customers is more important to them. They would rather government tell a private company what they must provide and sell a product and service for than let the free market set the standard. Government is their god. the ultimate arbiter of ‘fairness’ and ‘justice’. In such a society – liberty is doomed, because facts and history of government failure and tyranny do not matter.
Two Republican chairmen on the FCC have WARNED that this “secret” plan will impose federal government taxation on ISPs which will then get passed on to consumers. Included in the warning was the plan for federal taxation on all internet purchases, plans to tax your ISP service itself and the amount of data you stream. Broadband speed will be mandated to be the same for everyone – and therefore it will have to be reduced to accommodate everyone.
The much ballyhooed complaints of ISP companies going to a ‘tiered service plan’ is a plan the Federal Government is going to adopt and mandate itself. Where once you could go to a competitor to get online, now the service will be the same no matter where you go – and the tiered plan of where you are allowed to go on the internet will be mandated by government instead of a private company. Feeling all warm and fuzzy about that yet? Americans however trust government with such things over private business and individual responsibility and free markets because they have bought the Marxist lie that we cannot be trusted with liberty and that hating wealth is a moral imperative. Profit is evil.
And so – in that environment a takeover of the last bastion of open communication and information is about to end as it finds itself in the grip of a federal beast.
Don’t look to the feckless Republican Party leadership to do anything concrete to stop this either. They like what this plan will do to get their own critics on the Right silenced.
The FEC already announced intents to regulate political content on the internet with applause from Ruling Class Democrats and Republicans who HATE criticism that the once-open internet afforded everyman. Everything on the internet will be regulated via taxation, and make no mistake that the actual target is content and regulating free political speech and access to information. Blogs like this one will suddenly find itself declared to be part of a ‘political campaign’, and what is opined here stated to be advantageous to a political group, party or candidate and therefore must comport with FEC campaign guidelines that govern political campaigns. A panel of bureaucrats will decide the monetary value of what I write as a ‘campaign donation’ and therefore limit what I am able to say on my own blog.
FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel wants bloggers and YouTubers that are talking about politics and all things related to comply with onerous regulations and disclosure requirements. She wants individuals and organizations that post things even remotely political online to register with her federal agency, disclose their funding sources, and stamp disclaimers on all of their content.*
This is how you kill free political speech on the internet. This is how you kill dissent , by creating the appearance of a velvet glove – all in the name of ‘fairness’.
So enjoy the internet as you knew it today. Tomorrow, it goes bye-bye, even though you will not notice it at first. In a year……
This is how the Obama tyranny has progressed, the imposition of these ‘plans’ will start slowly – almost unnoticed by everyman as it is ‘phased in’ over a period of months. In a year – everyman will notice the pain of increased costs, restrictions on content, licensing to operate websites and blogs that are targeted for shut down. Yet, a bulk of the population who see government as their savior and sugar-daddy are seig-heiling a dictatorial madman who has sold them on the politics of self gratification, revenge and punishment.
A man who can convince a population to hate the very businesses that gave them technology they use everyday and benefit from, to convince them to surrender it to his control, is a man who can convince a nation to surrender everything it holds dear and hate those whom he directs them to hate.
Genocides happen under these kinds of rulers. All to the applause of the people they have convinced that such targets are worthy of punishment and eradication.
Liberty dies to thunderous applause.
Obama To ‘Fundamentally Transform’ American Eating Habits, Government To Insist On A ‘Plant Based Diet’, No Meat.
Guidelines being adopted call on taxing sugary foods like desserts and to employ “Interventionists” to monitor our diets and electronically ‘track’ how much ‘screen time’ is spent on the internet.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth.” – C.S. Lewis
Ammo. Internet. Healthcare. Now food.
Obama is swiftly moving to impose tyranny at a speed even the genocidal dictators of last century would be shocked at. I guess this is exactly what he meant last week when he said that he would “squeeze every last little bit of change” out of the two years remaining in his legal term.
Federal Alphabets at the USDA and HHS are now pushing for nutrition guidelines calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic tracking and monitoring of the use of screen-based technologies.
So how about that? All the screaming about Bush and the NSA a few years ago – and absolute SILENCE when this regime announces plans to saddle us little people with ‘electronic monitoring’ of what we eat and watch on TV with ‘interventionists’ that will visit us at work to admonish our eating habits after taxing us to death if we eat things we like.
But it is worse than that – the government states that eating meat is an unfriendly ‘environmental’ policy – and to COMBAT GLOBAL WARMING it is demanding that the American diet be forcibly transformed into a “Mediterranean Vegan diet” stating in their report: “Vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, and Mediterranean diets are the most environmentally friendly, with the least greenhouse gas emissions”.
They plan to impose this by having government tax, and regulate EVERYTHING from farmers to transportation in order to ‘force’ the American population into accepting a ‘Culture of Health’ that will employ “altering individual and population dietary choices and patterns”.
They are going to treat the classic American diet like they did tobacco, and get government to essentially BAN meat, desserts, and fast food. They intend to tax them into oblivion in order to force you to eat arugula and rice.
What this means is that if you live your life contrary to how the government demands, if you eat food they do not want you to eat or spend too much time doing what they do not like, guess what? NO HEALTHCARE FOR YOU. You will be denied your ObamaCare insurance payment for medical treatments or have to pay an additional ‘FEE” because you do not comply with edicts from the Regime.
No, this is not satire or a sick joke. This is real. These people are intending to turn America into North Korea.
Prophetically, we were warned such evil times and people would rule us one day:
Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the last days some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; forbidding marriage laws, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. – I Timothy 4:1-3
Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee calls for taxing dessert, ‘electronic tracking’ of time spent watching TV
The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released its far-reaching 571-page report of recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday, which detailed its plans to “transform the food system.”
The report is open for public comment for 45 days, and will be used as the basis by the government agencies to develop the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines are used as the basis for government food assistance programs, nutrition education efforts, and for making “decisions about national health objectives.”
DGAC proposed a variety of solutions to address obesity, and its promotion of what it calls the “culture of health.”
“The persistent high levels of overweight and obesity require urgent population- and individual-level strategies across multiple settings, including health care, communities, schools, worksites, and families,” they said.
In response, DGAC called for diet and weight management interventions by “trained interventionists” in healthcare settings, community locations, and worksites.
“Government at local, state, and national levels, the health care system, schools, worksites, community organizations, businesses, and the food industry all have critical roles in developing creative and effective solutions,” they said.
DGAC also called for policy interventions to “reduce unhealthy options,” limit access to high calorie foods in public buildings, “limit the exposure” of advertisements for junk food, a soda tax, and taxing high sugar and salt items and dessert.
“Align nutritional and agricultural policies with Dietary Guidelines recommendations and make broad policy changes to transform the food system so as to promote population health, including the use of economic and taxing policies to encourage the production and consumption of healthy foods and to reduce unhealthy foods,” its report read.
“For example, earmark tax revenues from sugar-sweetened beverages, snack foods and desserts high in calories, added sugars, or sodium, and other less healthy foods for nutrition education initiatives and obesity prevention programs.”
The amount of sedentary time Americans spend in front of computers and TV sets is also a concern to the federal panel.
They recommended “coaching or counseling sessions,” “peer-based social support,” and “electronic tracking and monitoring of the use of screen-based technologies” as a way to limit screen time.
The screen-time recommendations came from The Community Guide, a group affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reviewed studies that used an “electronic monitoring device to limit screen time” of teenagers.
DGAC said its recommendations to eat less meat are intended to “maximize environmental sustainability” out of concerns for climate change.
“The major findings regarding sustainable diets were that a diet higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in calories and animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with less environmental impact than is the current U.S. diet,” DGAC said.
DGAC recommended Mediterranean-style and vegetarian diets as the best options. Vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, and Mediterranean diets are the most environmentally friendly, with the least greenhouse gas emissions, it said.
“All of these dietary patterns are aligned with lower environmental impacts and provide options that can be adopted by the U.S. population,” the report said. “Current evidence shows that the average U.S. diet has a larger environmental impact in terms of increased greenhouse gas emissions, land use, water use, and energy use, compared to the above dietary patterns. This is because the current U.S. population intake of animal-based foods is higher and plant-based foods are lower, than proposed in these three dietary patterns.”
The report added, “no food groups need to be eliminated completely to improve sustainability outcomes over the current status.”
The committee also said that “altering individual and population dietary choices and patterns” would be necessary to meet its sustainability goals, as well as policy changes.
“New well-coordinated policies that include, but are not limited to, agriculture, economics, transportation, energy, water use, and dietary guidance need to be developed,” DGAC said. “Behaviors of all participants in the food system are central to creating and supporting sustainable diets.”
The report did drop its recommendation to limit cholesterol intake to no more than 300 milligrams per day, after warning of its dangers for nearly 40 years. The panel also signed off on three to five cups of coffee a day, saying moderate caffeine consumption can reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
DGAC concluded that in order to achieve its goal of a population-wide “culture of health,” personal health must become a “human right.”
“In such a culture, preventing diet- and physical activity-related diseases and health problems would be much more highly valued, the resources and services needed to achieve and maintain health would become a realized human right across all population strata, the needs and preferences of the individual would be seriously considered, and individuals and their families/households would be actively engaged in promoting their personal health and managing their preventive health services and activities,” they said.
World War III is engulfing the globe. Jihadists hell bent on their Caliphate are committing atrocities that make the Nazi’s look like amateurs. Meanwhile, Obama indulges in himself…. as usual.
It is self evident that His Heinous Barack Obama our first dictator-in-chief is an overt narcissist whose importance in his own mind is beyond comprehension by us mere mortals. It has been commented by some that Obama’s cold and near-heartless personality is matched only by his arrogance.
Credence lends itself to that assertion when it was shortly learned of the burning alive by ISIS of the Jordanian pilot, Obama went on to prepare for an interview at Buzzfeed where he was filmed “doing what everyone does”: taking selfies and talking to himself in a mirror about promoting ObamaCare.
While Obama helps set the world ablaze, he fiddles with the self-absorbed generation of like-minded narcissists to loft himself up to the Imperial Leader he sees himself as.
To put the reality we are saddled with Dear Leader into perspective, I made this short little video – because words cannot do what this video will be able to convey.
He really is in love with himself, and here we thought it was just a Summer thing.