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Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Despots In Our Midst

There is only one thing certain about liberty and its loss and that is that it started at the Supreme Court. Every decision they make is a stone marker: irrefutable and eternal. The fact that they have made so many blunders, so many irrational and damaging decisions should warn us all of the coming season.

For my money, this is where the battle begins, this is where the absolute lines must be drawn even for the irresolute among us. Their decisions coming up this term will dictate the rapid descent of America and they will have finally plunged a dagger into the heart of liberty everywhere.

Overblown? I don't think so. One last bastion of liberty exists and it is the United States of America. Though damaged and battered, it exists, not out of the kindness of those justices so high and imperious in our national court, but because so many of us still believe it, the simpletons that we are.

We are not free and have not been free since Marbury v Madison, in my opinion. It was this case that led to the despotic rule of the court, not putting it on an even playing field as often taught, but giving the Court supreme power over every law, every right. Now, the Supreme Court is like a giant black hole, sucking everything up into it, it is the communist view of control that fits in so well with its tyranny. The Supreme Court pits one sector against another, finds favor with slave owners one minute and communists the next. Maybe they only understand a societal control mechanism that is as arbitrary and absolute as their own despotic rule.

Any president can file suit and argue before the court, any congress can legislate away our rights, but it is the Supreme Court which has become the rulers, the despots in our midst. There is no equivocation on this point and I don't care whose court it is attributed to, conservative or liberal, it is the same game, any ruling that places the federal government in greater control is a favorite of the Supreme Court. When, other than the recent EPA reversal, did any court rule against the power of the federal government? Sure there have been a few token egalitarian type rulings, a crumb here and there to save the loaf is not a price too great to pay for these gains. There have been a few good Second Amendment rulings, because they are afraid of the gun-toters, but when was a Fourth Amendment right upheld? Why in God's name did the whole of the Patriot Act survive intact?

These are not people protecting the liberty of the people or the spirit of the liberty-loving people who wrote the Constitution. They are government hacks interested in setting up the power structure so that they, in the end, become the rulers of the greatest, most powerful, economically vibrant nation in the world. Oops, because of their rulings we are no longer any of these, but a nation in decay, a corpse waiting for the worms to have their day.

I don't recall a single ruling where I had to accept that, like it, or not, it was the correct way to rule. It was Constitutional. Again, a crumb for a loaf is not liberty, it is lessened oppression. You can vote anyone you want into office and anyone you want out of office, but if you do not address, and Constitutionally you can't, the cancer at the heart of the matter (other than to impeach on grounds of abuse of power, moral interpidtude or TREASON) then elected officials are nothing other than extra hogs at the trough.

Words can be hashed out to mean anything. Words are the weapons of the damned. Words are the instructions to the persecutors who will come to visit in the dark of night. Our nation's soul has been sold with the power of the thesaurus.

It seems that words like duty, obligation and priviledged honor to serve are just re-defined to allow these imperious justices to function. It is not the 435 (or whatever number) of representatives who have betrayed this nation, it is not the 100 senators, or the single president, or even the Supreme Court today, but those in the past and for tens of generations who are to blame. No single individuals have the power of the Court anywhere in America. The God-like president himself must bow to their will or face chaos. Perhaps this is why, with the weight of the media, the instruction of the schools and the power of celebrity behind it the leftists continually win in court after court, not because they are right, but because the betrayal is so complete they revel in good press and fawning admiration. Who would not like to be Caeser and loved?

Focus on the nine who rule and you will be further along in determining the actions that must be taken to secure liberty. Everything else is show business.

7 comments:

  1. "Words can be hashed out to mean anything. Words are the weapons of the damned. Words are the instructions to the persecutors who will come to visit in the dark of night. Our nation's soul has been sold with the power of the thesaurus".

    Indeed!

    Baffle em with bullshit.

    Well said TL.

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  2. TL, the scope of the lawless disregard for The Rule of Law expands exponentially by the day by the very nature of corruption of these elites lust to obtain and retain absolute power.
    Remember, Hitler said it best:
    "It is convenient to have a system of laws where everyone is a criminal."
    Except for the criminals.


    Read something today which to me personally sums up much of what has transpired, much that has to do with despotism TL has so thoughtfully and justifiably expressed his concerns about. With reason.

    Great men come in all varieties. TL's profound statement of reason concerning restoration of the documents of Liberty as the preeminent force of reason is on par with the reasoning of the people who created this republic, to quote:
    "It is not ours to restore the power of the Constitution. It is ours to show them the wrath of America without the protections the Constitution offers them.

    Let them restore it to find refuge from us."

    This is The reason why this republic was created!

    What Lord Monckton is saying below, and you should read the entire well written piece to get the entire context, is reason within reason, because it exemplifies and answers the questions we all seem to seek.
    Just as TL's succinct statement of reason explains so very much in so few words.
    It is why I come back time and time again to this blog. It is made of reason, what is posted here is reason.
    This is the greatness of man. This is what I believe we yearn for, we who will not abide by the tyranny of not only our Liberty, but the tyranny of our minds, of our principles, virtue and faith, very soul of our nation. Reason is all we have, without it, as a fellow commenter put is so well:

    “The social contract exists so that everyone doesn’t have to squat in the dust holding a spear to protect his woman and his meat all day every day. It does not exist so that the government can take your spear, your meat, and your woman because it knows better what to do with them.” Seen on Facebook, October 22, 2011

    In that light, below is something that sums it all up.

    Lord Monckton’s reply was moving. Gently, and sadly, he said:
    “We shall lose the West unless we can restore the use of reason to pre-eminence in our institutions of what was once learning. It was the age of reason that built the West and made it prosperous and free. The age of reason gave you your great Constitution of liberty. It is the power of reason, the second of the three great powers of the soul in Christian theology, that marks our species out from the rest of the visible creation, and makes us closest to the image and likeness of our Creator. I cannot stand by and let the forces of darkness drive us unprotesting into a new Dark Age.”
    From:
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/03/10/moncktons-schenectady-showdown

    Its come down to Liberty or tyranny, reason, or bullets.
    It is the choice we are all faced with no matter what.

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  3. The lifetime appointments need to end. And I like Diogenes of the Rifle's idea that appointments don't take effect until AFTER a President's term has ended. I'd say 8 years on the court is more than enough. But it's all fartin' in the breeze at this point. Nothing will change until the collapse. Let's form our tribes and get ready for the inevitable...

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  4. It's not just SCOTUS. It's the judiciary overall, at every level. Five years ago I filed a 1st Amendment civil rights lawsuit against county government. It went to a federal jury trial. I won. Jury 8-0, my favor. County .gov appealed to the presiding federal magistrate, scumbag Sean McLaughlin (Clinton appointee). He OVERTURNED the jury verdict ! A unheard of result in a civil right lawsuit. On my appeal to the 3rd circuit, I lost 2-1. The dissenting judge opining that McLaughlin's overturning of the jury was in violation of the 7th Amendment.

    TL....you're correct. SCOTUS is corrupt. But judges are government lawyers in black robes. They are not there to protect citizens from .gov tyranny. Rather, they are there to support and sustain that tyranny. Ultimately the only solution to judicial and .gov tyranny lies in hemp and lead.

    DAN III
    Pennsylvania

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  5. I will give no assumption of innocence or stupidity to anyone or group who have, through their own actions or collectively, violated us, our liberty or our rights. That is to allow them a pardon from consequences and we Americans cannot afford to be so liberal in our compassion. Every person or group who has acted by word or deed against our God given liberty must be held personally accountable either to us all or to God alone but accountable none the less.

    Yank lll

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  6. In the upcoming Odamacare SCOTUS decision, it will be 5-4 'for' or 5-4 'against'.
    The sad thing is that the law is not a moving target and is not true for conservatives then false for liberals nor vice versa. It just is.
    You know the SCOTUS is corrupt when it falls 5-4 lib/con on issues that are black/white.
    I say OdamaCare will be judged 5-4 'for' as Constitutional.

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  7. Interesting article. I think the cult of the court has mostly died. Recent years has shown a decrease in support for the Supreme Court. I do agree that the court is the most approachable arm of the government. Anyone, even the President, can file a case to be heard in front of the court. HOWEVER, to argue in front of the court, four of the nine judges have to agree that there is sufficient merit to decide the case. It is this rule of four that determines what the court will hear.

    In view of the other two arms of the government the court has NOTHING but public opinion to enforce its opinion. They have been openly defied in the past and will certainly be again in the future. As evidence, I will point once more to John Marshall (as you referenced Marbury v. Madison above)and the case of the Cherokee Indians. As our President at the time pointed out... "John Marshall made the decision. Let him enforce it."

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