Emperor Obama’s unilateral gun grab

July 21, 2015

Do you have difficulty balancing a checkbook? Obama wants your guns

In yet another massive intrusion on the rights of American citizens, Barack Obama is intent on unilaterally restricting the Second Amendment freedoms of certain gun owners who claim the Social Security benefits they paid for during their working years.

Currently about 4.2 million adults receiving monthly benefits have “representative payees” handle their banking and bill paying for them. Turning those duties over to a trusted family member or friend should not entail the loss of Constitutional rights.

Not only would this amount to the largest gun grab in American history, but according to this Fox News report, the governmental infringement would take place without any due process protections for recipients, amounting to a nullification of Second Amendment rights for millions of Americans who don’t pose a threat to themselves or anyone else.

The Social Security Administration (SSA), which has never taken part in the background check system, provides advice and a phone number for turning in people who raise “concerns.” The government site even provides a “webinar” to educate “payees who serve multiple beneficiaries.” 

The Veterans Administration has already implemented a similar program to designate veterans as “prohibited persons” when they have a fiduciary assigned to administer their VA benefits. Already, 177,000 vets have been swept into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System  through the overreach of bureaucratic tentacles.

Like the Social Security program, the VA procedures are also devoid of significant due process protections or any requirement that the beneficiary be found a danger to self or others

The National Rifle Association correctly assesses, “The implications of this policy are too far-reaching to fathom at present. Social Security is one of the more prolific and relied upon Federal programs in American history. That Obama’s directive could so easily be implemented within the SSA suggests that bureaucrats could effectively cloak such a program in any agency within the growing leviathan that is the federal government.”

Call your members of congress and demand that Obama’s unprecedented and unilateral attempt to implement the largest gun grab in American history be stopped. 


Obama’s new America

July 19, 2015

Administration amasses unprecedented racial data to aid in altering America

In an account of social engineering that could easily be considered Orwellian, the New York Post reports on the Obama administration’s obsessive data-collecting practices separating Americans by race, with the intent to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.

Author Paul Sperry reveals, “Obama is presiding over the largest consolidation of personal data in U.S. history,” adding, “he is creating a diversity police state where government race cops and civil-rights lawyers will micromanage demographic outcomes in virtually every aspect of society. Punishment will be meted out to entities that don’t comply with reforms.

Barack Obama’s ultimate plan for destabilizing America along racial and ethnic lines is even more insidious.

We have already witnessed the flood of illegal, impoverished and uneducated Hispanics from Mexico and Central America Obama has relocated across the nation. He is also committed to ensuring chaos reigns in the United States and whites, Christians and Republicans become permanent minorities, as he opens the floodgates to more unassimilating fanatical Muslims who openly express hatred of our freedoms and way of life, and engage in murderous rampages. Army psychiatrist Maj.  Malik Hasan, the Tsarnaev brothers, and days ago, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez who all massacred Americans in the name of Allah, are just a few examples. There are myriad others, including the September 11, 2001 terrorists who methodically planned and carried out the unimaginable slaughter of 3,000 people on American soil.

Pay attention. As evidenced in recent polling of U.S. Muslims, nearly a third of Muslim males under 45 believe that violence against America is justified in order to make Sharia the law of the land.

Truth Revolt carries the well-documented report that includes the shocking survey conducted by Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy. Ignore it at your own peril.

America’s first black president, twice-elected by Americans of all races, is doing more to divide us along ethnic lines and subvert Constitutional freedoms than any of us could possibly have envisioned in 2008.  As his second term is concluding, Barack Obama is fast-tracking his new American vision. It doesn’t include most of us.


Governmental jumble as SCOTUS Justices legislate

June 28, 2015

Speculation on opinions pointless since liberal justices vote as a bloc

Americans, as young students have been taught that the U.S. Constitution provides a separation of powers via three distinct branches of government. The Legislative branch makes laws, the Executive branch carries them out, and the Judicial branch evaluates them.

Our Founders created a Constitution with an ingenious and intricate system of checks and balances to guard the people’s liberty against combinations of government power. It structured the Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary separate and wholly independent, yet coordinated for proper operation, with safeguards to prevent usurpations of power.

The Tenth Amendment clearly delineates the separation of powers —- creating a federal government with enumerated and limited powers, designed to keep government as close to the people as possible. 

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

James Madison stressed the necessity to reserve all possible authority in the states and people saying, “The powers delegated by the Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”

With these thoughts as background, take time today to enlighten yourself by reading Andrew C. McCarthy’s heard-hitting assessment of the past week’s U.S. Supreme Court actions. Then brace yourself for those still to come on Monday.

McCarthy’s insightful article, printed in National Review, is titled: “Let’s Drop the Charade: The Supreme Court Is a Political Branch, Not a Judicial One.”

Background: Arizona Senator John McCain voted to confirm liberals Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer to the Supreme Court. McCain and Kyl joined the group of 36 GOP senators and one Democrat in opposing Elena Kagan’s nomination to the high court. The Huffington Post has the statements each of the senators gave as their reason.


SCOTUS redefines marriage

June 26, 2015

Marriage no longer a union of one man and one woman

Our Founders didn’t realize it when they wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights, but they guaranteed same-sex couples the “fundamental right” to marry.

In a  5-4 ruling in Obergefell v Hodges, the United States Supreme Court discovered the right of same-sex couples to marry falls under equal protection clause of 14th amendment.

Justice Antonin Scalia ridiculed his colleague Anthony Kennedy’s swing-vote interpretation, writing, “The opinion is couched in a style that is as pretentious as its content is egotistic. Of course the opinion’s showy profundities are often profoundly incoherent.”

Two years ago, Justice Kennedy joined the Court’s four decidedly liberal Justices to strike down a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that defined marriage, for purposes of over a thousand federal laws and programs, as a union between a man and a woman only. Today those same liberals, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor formed the majority with Kennedy.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas dissented.

Barack Obama joyously greeted the news by calling the court’s ruling a “victory for America.”

“This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts: When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free,” he said.

Read the June 26, 2015 Decision here.


Leftist gun restrictionists have no trouble taking aim

June 22, 2015

Breitbart nails it: “This is the playing field”

The irony is difficult to miss. Leftists, who want to restrict the Second Amendment freedoms accorded to law-abiding Americans, always find a way to get their shots in, so to speak.

Breitbart News highlights the hypocrisy with the deplorable photo accompanying this post: “Guess the political party: AP photo lines pistol up with Senator, 2016 candidate Ted Cruz’s brain.”

Arizonans are well aware of this despicable tactic. In the 2006 congressional race, liberal Democrat Harry Mitchell depicted Republican U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth in the crosshairs of a rifle scope in a television ad.

No stranger to politics —- Mitchell was the former chairman of the Arizona Democrat Party, a state legislator, Tempe Councilman and Mayor —- yet he thought that abhorrent depiction was perfectly acceptable.

Democrats are nothing if not two-faced on the issue of guns. They want to rein in the rights of America’s gun owners, but desire easy access to self-protection for themselves. Our illustrative post “Dem gun hypocrites,” is proof positive.

Liberal gun restrictionist, Mark Kelly, husband of Gabrielle Giffords, has relentlessly advocated for suppressing gun rights of others, but was photographed in 2013 making weapons purchases at a Tucson gun store, including “high capacity” magazines, an AR-15 and a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

When it comes to Democrats and guns, hypocrisy reigns supreme.


SCOTUS uses politically incorrect term “alien”

June 15, 2015

Bravo!

KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE, ET AL. v. DIN

Argued February 23, 2015 — Decided June 15, 2015 — Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the opinion. Justices Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy concurred.  Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the dissent.

Fauzia Din petitioned to have her husband, Kanishka Be­rashk, a resident citizen of Afghanistan and former civil servant in the Taliban regime, classified as an “immediate relative” entitled to priority immigration status.

Din came to the U.S. as a refugee in 2000, and became a naturalized citizen in 2007. She filed a petition to have Kanishka Berashk, whom she married in 2006, classified as her immediate relative.

The court refers to the husband as an “unadmitted and nonresident alien,” with no right of entry into the United States, and no cause of action to press in furtherance of his claim for admission.

Seeing Red AZ covered the politically correct language usage handed down from on high at the Associated Press, by the Senior VP and Executive Editor on April 3, 2012. We compared the new Stylebook mandates to George Orwell’s Newspeak in the book “1984” in our post, “ Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press.”

It’s reassuring to know the U.S. Supreme Court still understands the meaning of words.


Obamatrade: Republicrats indistinguishable from Dems

June 11, 2015

Breitbart’s Big Government exposes U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as “Pelosi-esque” on fast-tracking and passing Obama’s clandestine trade scheme.  “It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to,” Ryan said of Obamatrade in Rules Committee testimony.

Rational Arizona voters, this is where the rubber meets the road. Watch the votes on this deceptive measure and cast your votes accordingly when these go-along-to-get-along colluding phonies come up for reelection. Anyone who supports this measure is not worthy of being returned to congress.

This is how Seeing Red AZ characterized this massive and disreputable power grab which gives Barack Obama irreversible authority since treaties supersede statutes under the U.S. Constitution. Be sure to watch the J.D. Hayworth interview in which Dick Morris exposes the indefensible components of what is being blandly characterized as a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). 

Observer News reports that foreign governments are paying former U.S. Senate leaders to sell TPP.  Tom Daschle and Tony Podesta, brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, been paid handsomely to counsel Japan on U.S. policy. Other nations involved in the treaty have also hired similar high-profile consultants and lobbyists.

All the rest of us have to persuade congress are our voices and our votes.

Regardless of where you live, here is the contact information.

Act now! Time is running out.


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