Essays

If what is being said about Net Neutrality being an assault on the First Amendment turns out to be true

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bUuvfDmsAs

I thought I might get a few more messages in before the site disappears. These are writings from the past.

This first one is from August 2012. I had the opportunity to attend a Gathering of Eagles dinner in Valley Forge, PA. I was working with a friend who was displaying a historic copy of the Declaration of Independence there. Opportunistic lout that I sometimes am, and learning local congress people ( all Republicans ) would be there, I wrote the following and put a copy on each chair in the room…

Be advised. Reading more than a few lines of this True Copy of the original Declaration of Independence has been known to result in the vertiginous dissolution of the modern political psyche of many Americans. Said dissolution has resulted in the spontaneous bonding of like-minded modern Americans who gather under the banner of Tea Party and meet in such unlikely sites as Chick-fil-A restaurants.

Furthermore, when one compares the “… long Train of Abuses and Usurpations” our colonial ancestors considered sufficiently egregious and of such threat to their Lives, Liberties and Pursuit of Eighteenth Century Happiness they took up arms to defend against them; when one compares those threats with the modern Constitutional affronts and injuries we’ve accepted, absorbed and, until recently, achieved some level of comfort with, one finds similarity is neither restrained nor bound by time.

For example, complaints against George III include:
• He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.
• He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance…
• He has obstructed the Administration of Justice…
• He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their Substance.
• He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation

Certainly a familiar list to anyone paying attention today.

Conservative Americans have long looked to the Republican Party as their political harbor, their compassed guide through the chaos, their shield against the onslaught of tyranny; and yet, these days tyranny is fast approaching riding a whorse named Democrat Party.

What have conservative Americans thought the last thirty years?

Has it taken that long to recognize the decade’s long under the radar effort to kill the rugged individualism that marked and measured our ascent to preeminence among all other Nations? Not likely.

Will conservatives continue to steam in place as silent witnesses to the dismantlement of the Nation trusting sanity would eventually return? After becoming aware of the bi-partisan political resolve to transform US into a whimpering Euro-socialist nanny state, cartel supported and driven by a tyrannical media? Even less likely.

What conservatives are doing is recognizing it is time to end the liberal influence in the Republican Party.

If the Republican Party understands the significance and the power behind the American People’s rejection of the party of the left , they will reaffirm their allegiance to our Constitution, our Declaration of Independence and our way of life at the national convention and then come out swinging at the leftists who are taking increasingly bigger, bolder steps away from their Constitutional limits and moving steadily towards a method of government they as Democrats continue to send our military halfway around the world to battle.

No way could the Democrats survive.

John Ryan

Needless to say, they ignored my advice. Dang!

The next one was written 12-26-12

It is easy for those pushing the acceptance of Sharia law in the U.S. to claim those of US resisting Sharia law are islamophobes. It’s an argument with a built in weapon of guilt the American public has been trained to respond to in a most timorous manner.

The plain fact of the matter is modern day Crusaders recognize that our domestic enemies are using creeping Sharia as another source of conflict in their battle to dismantle our Constitution.

To Islamic jihadists Sharia law supersedes all other canons of law, including our State’s and U.S. Constitutions. To our domestic enemies, bitterly clinging to the petrifying bottom branches of the totalitarian tree, Sharia law is acquiescent with the declared enemies of our freedom. It appears the domestic enemies think they can control the caliphate once the troublesome idea of liberty our Founding Fathers planted and protected with the greatest legal document of all time is eradicated from our American heritage.

Meanwhile, using the shootings committed in schools, theaters and public gatherings, shootings committed by unbalanced, left leaning individuals with disturbing allegations of tenuous similitude binding them one to another and which are never satisfactorily addressed by those who work for the totalitarian clingers, our domestic enemies ramp up their attack on our right to bear arms.

http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/assault-weapons

A pop up happy site http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sen.-feinstein-suggests-national-buyback-of-guns/article/2516648

So I’m going to change the focus today. Instead of presenting one more example of the madness of muslims, I’m going to toss a gut check out to you. To set the tone, here’s a link to an explanation of what was hidden in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/national-blog/rand-paul-condemns-indefinite-detention/

Here’s a link to the results of the Senate vote

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00229

And here’s the link to the results of the House vote

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll645.xml

OK, you can start to see the picture of where our Nation is being herded and those who are doing the herding. Now another piece of that National picture emerges with this news

http://beforeitsnews.com/tea-party/2012/12/obamas-daughters-school-has-11-armed-guards-2470398.html

You might already be aware of that story and you might already have asked yourself, if it’s ok to protect the elite’s children with guns at school why are they fighting so hard to prevent our children from having the same protection?

Now, I know that old saw, pry it from my yadayadayada might be coursing through your thoughts right about now but hang in there, we have a few more options before it gets to that point. The one in particular I’m leading up to is, I think, pretty sweet in an Alinsky kind of way.

And that’s where the gut check comes in to play.

I’m certain you have heard of the White House We the People petition page. The one folks used to petition for their States secession from the Union? There is a new petition gaining momentum there since December 23. It’s a reaction to the attacks on our right to bear arms and it calls for the disarming of those protecting the President, the Vice-President and their families.

The idea being, if the children of the People of the United States, People who are pointedly recognized in the Constitution as the true holders of our Nation’s Power, if our children cannot be protected to the utmost ability, then those we elected to work on our behalf should not be granted that ability. Is that not a reasonable argument?

Have We the People been so intimidated we cannot approach these bitter clingers to usurped power and demand our God given right to protect our children as they protect theirs and on top of that, bill US for that protection?

Now, I’ve pointed this petition out to others already and learned that some had to weigh their patriotic actions against the possibility of being put on a list.

I am not faulting their concern; the idea of being put on a list can be daunting to those who might believe their work within the system comes under the heading of Civic Duty and therefore keeps them list free. These Americans, bless their hearts, apparently think because they are playing by the rules, the domestic enemies will give them a pass if and when the time comes those domestic enemies get strong enough to step completely out of the shadows.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Perhaps you have noticed every time the Left gains ground they are demanding more ground. Every time a law is passed that diminishes our Rights a new law is introduced that takes more of our Rights. Now they have passed a bill to detain Americans indefinitely without charges, how long do you think it will take our domestic enemies to redefine what Americans deserve detention?

There is no denying lists exist. In the world of the Power Seekers lists are a necessity. As their fear of losing Power increases, lists become compulsory and those in power make good use of their agents who encourage the fear of being placed on a list. It is a tried and true method of control.

But as one of their venerated leaders said once, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. If you yield to a fear of being placed on a list put together by an enemy of our Constitution you are yielding your very identity as an American. If you fear a list how will you stand up to the gun collectors who are straining at the bit to break down your door?

Here is a chance, a peaceful chance, to let those designers of chains know that you fear neither men nor women who openly insult your beliefs, your principles and your values, who compromises your family’s safety and threatens their rights as free Americans even as they enhance theirs at our expense.

Back to the present. That White House petition had millions of names on it, I recall. And six months later the WH sent some blahblahblah message in response.

It’s probably not fair for me to dismiss concern about being on lists without explaining that I’ve been on the splc hate watch list since 2006 for the PC crime of participating in the Minuteman Project and starting a Pennsylvania chapter. Nope, I haven’t cut anyone’s head off or set anyone on fire. Haven’t spied on anyone in an effort to harass them. And I’m so boring I only have one social security card.

So I don’t put much stock in their pronouncements but someday I’ll get around to framing their pronouncement and hanging it on the bathroom wall just to get some feedback from those who really know me.

And finally, two letters. One to the local Congress person and the other to the Republican Senator in Pennsylvania…

Within forty eight hours of releasing five jihadists from Guantanamo Bay without notifying Congress, as President’s are required to do by law, it was reported by Reuters that Barack Obama’s DOJ announced the resuscitation of the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee.

The DTEC is focused on homegrown terrorism but is lacking, if the article is accurate, in specific parameters.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/03/us-usa-security-homegrown-idUSKBN0EE1R420140603

That a department headed up by Eric Holder, who Congress holds in contempt for refusing to turn over documents related to Fast and Furious, can claim a legitimate standing in determining who can and cannot be targeted, is both mind boggling and alarming.

Mr. Holder’s past refusal to support a Civil Rights Commission investigation regarding voter intimidation in Philadelphia is further cause for alarm.

Mr. Holder testified the intimidation by New Black Panther members outside a voting location in Philadelphia did not match the intimidation his people were subject to in the Sixties, therefore it did not warrant DOJ action.

I was under the impression, having lived through the tumultuous Sixties, the political fight black Americans took on back then was for the ultimate benefit of all Americans and in the end improved our Nation.

That Mr. Holder, Attorney General of the United States, does not hold that same conviction is cause for further alarm and yet he is the guiding force to determine who is and who is not a domestic terrorist?

A few years ago the Department of Homeland Security announced that pro-lifers, Tea Party members and returning veterans were on a terrorist watch list. In other words, Americans who hold traditional values were considered possible terrorists. Is this renewed effort targeting the same people?

Remember, I lived through the Sixties. I still can recall the news stories of banks being blown up and police officers being murdered by real terrorists.

I still remember terrorists named Bill Ayres and Bernardine Dohrne, the Students for Democratic Action and the Weather Underground bombing the Pentagon. They were not people with Conservative views. They were/are leftists and leftist organizations.

It is leftists and leftist organizations that were responsible for murder and mayhem back then and they just didn’t go away.

They now obviously influence government policy and are positioned to wreak even greater mayhem than they did fifty years ago. How much depends on Congressional action.

Are they now ready to use the forces of what is beginning to look like a rogue government against Conservative Americans? Who would be next?

You might consider the term rogue government strong and threatening language; if you do, read the Declaration of Independence. You will find the similarities in the “Long Train of Abuses and Usurpations” listed within and the actions, past and present, of the Obama Executive branch quite striking.

I urge you to take action to rein in this dangerous behavior being promoted by the White House.

I urge you to join in any effort to hold all in the Executive Branch found to be involved in any abuse of power accountable for their actions.

and the Senator’s letter…

Senator Toomey,

Your showing of support and concern for veterans is appreciated but your stance against crime in Chester, however well intended, failed to address what could be the most serious factor causing those waves of violence, the appearance of Mexican drug cartel gangs not only in Chester but throughout the United States.

In Chester, even the recent round up of drug cartel gang members by federal agencies will have little impact on their operations. Why?

Because the political leaders in Philadelphia have recently publicly announced they are disregarding Federal law and are discontinuing Philadelphia Police Department cooperation with the Office of Immigration Control and Enforcement.

Couple that local action with the announcement in 2013 that United States Border Patrol agents have been ordered to stand down when they recognize drugs and/or people being smuggled into our Country and we have an impending disaster on our hands.

You as a United States Senator have access to a great deal more information on that subject than any one citizen does. I urge you to task one of your staff members to verify that information. I’m sure they will come across significant data supporting the fact that the Mexican drug cartel’s incursion into the U.S. started in 2008 in Chicago and spread quickly.

My concern with the Obama administration does not stop there.

As I recently informed Congressman Fitzpatrick, I learned this week that within forty eight hours of releasing five jihadists from Guantanamo Bay, which took place without Congressional notification, as President’s are required to do by law, it was reported by Reuters that Barack Obama’s DOJ announced the resuscitation of the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee.

A few years ago the Department of Homeland Security announced that pro-lifers, Tea Party members and returning veterans were on a terrorist watch list.

In other words, Americans who hold traditional values were considered possible terrorists. Is this action of resuscitating the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee a renewed effort to target the same people?

Is the Obama administration preparing to ramp up its action against traditional America? I urge you to take a stand against this assault on our freedom, our duty to dissent.

I urge you to take action to rein in this dangerous behavior being promoted by the White House.

I further urge you to join in any Congressional effort to hold all in the Executive Branch found to be involved in any abuse of power accountable for their actions.

I look forward to your response.

Which, if there was a response, it wasn’t memorable. Imagine receiving a response from a Senator that would reflect respect for the rule of law.

Oh, yeah. Both voted for that indefinite detention for American thing Rand Paul was against. Go figure.

That’s it. Like I said at the beginning, just in case the critics of net neutrality are correct I wanted to get a few more messages in before the plug is pulled. It’s been grand.

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