Kevin Collins’ “Coach Is Right” is now on WesternJournalism.com. All the same great, news-breaking, liberal-busting content is here on Western Journalism just like it was back on CoachisRight.com.
Patrick J. Buchanan has raised the question asked here fifteen months ago: Is there a peaceful civil secession of Red States underway? Originally raised here in July 2012, we asked if there wasn’t a real possibility of what we described as a “constructive secession” which would accomplish what The Confederacy could not achieve. As we described the situation those states that have grown tired of the overbearing Barack Obama Administration and see it as no longer intolerable could engage in conduct that would amount to de facto if not a de jure secession from the United States.
Red Staters have long recognized that if we can’t find a way to stop Obama’s shredding of our Constitution by his arrogant abuse of Executive Orders we are certainly headed for a Constitutional crisis not seen since the Civil War.
Obama’s continued assaults on the rule of law to win support and reelection from those with no stake in our country are now coming at a dangerous pace. His narcissistic “L’État, c’est moi” (“I am the state”) delusion must be stopped or at some point a state governor will refuse to comply with one of his Executive Orders –even one backed up by the Supreme Court. The refusal of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to allow Obama to close certain federal properties in his state could be just the beginning of a peaceful rebellion. It could be the beginning of a de facto, or constructive secession by states attempting to uphold our Constitution.
Borrowing from civil divorce law, constructive secession could occur when a state refuses to fulfill its obligations under the compact it has with the federal government. Obama is well on his way to setting the stage for this to happen.
Utah and South Carolina already have laws allowing the satisfaction of taxes with payment in gold. Should this become more widespread, gold will become the local currency and necessarily differ in value from one state to another which would in effect create state currencies and bring us another step toward constructive secession.
In a marriage “constructive abandonment” can occur even without the spouses separating and taking up new domiciles. In a constructive secession there would be no need for a formal declaration of secession. States opting for a constructive secession would merely comport themselves as separate countries as they administer the several matters that dominate everyday life.
We already have dozens of states that have indicated they will not comply with the requirements of Obamacare.
Given these facts, unless King Barack I is stopped, how far off could widespread constructive secession be?
Photo Credit: Standard Conpliant
Secretary of Defense Hagel was following orders from the “Spite” House to make a shutdown just as painful as possible to the American public, and to Military families especially. Unlawful furloughs and cutting off military benefits has been the Administration’s plan since day one. Hagel, instead of being a patriot, sided with the progressive extremists and shuttered as much of the military as he could in an act of political calculation. It was Obama’s and Hegel’s decision to halt death benefits for the families of troops killed in action. This is disgraceful and was done for purely political reasons. Anyone who could put politics before the well-being of the troops is unfit for command and needs to be removed in the most humiliating manner known to man.
Families of fallen warriors have been denied standard financial assistance to travel to Dover AFB to claim the remains of their loved ones. What sort of calculating, vindictive, political thug could even imagine such a cold-hearted, politically inspired statement at such a time?! Thanks to the Fisher House Foundation the families will get the help they need during their time of sorrow. God bless the private sector for providing the assistance Barack Hussein has refused the families of the dead.
The Fisher House Foundation came forward and will provide benefits to the families of the fallen heroes. Ignoring politics and doing what is right for American troops and their families, the charity will provide all of the assistance to the grieving families, assistance usually given freely by the federal government! Since 1990, the Fisher House foundation has provided “a home away from home” for families of Vets receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The not-for-profit organization supports existing Fisher Houses and helps individual military families in time of need. A grateful nation should always remember those who unselfishly help the troops and their families when they need it most.
The House of Representatives voted unanimously to restore the $100,000 death benefit to fallen soldiers in an attempt to force the Administration to obey the law. Like him or not, Speaker John Boehner has been working overtime to untangle the mess being created by the Chicago community organizer and his political terrorists. Obama suggested that the matter be passed off to lawyers for review so that ways might be found to restore the payments. Of course, this is “Inside the Beltway” code for doing NOTHING. This is one thing he could easily do with an executive order, but he won’t.
After all, why should Obama worry? The DC Military golf courses are still open!
Photo Credit: Geoff Livingston (Creative Commons)
As the Global Warming gang has done in recent years, over the centuries, the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW) have destroyed the lives of perhaps millions of people with their bogus “predictions” of the end of the world. Both have fooled people into radical changes in their lives to avoid the phony Armageddon they have been preaching. It has been painful to watch and listen to these poor deluded people, regardless of which hoax was destroying them.
Nevertheless, as destructive as the JW’s phony predictions have been to individuals, at least the rest of us have not been forced by some government authority to stand next to them on the mountaintops waiting. When the JWs come to our door, we have the choice of either politely listening or closing the door. Asking them a few embarrassing questions works well to ward them off.
If only we could rid ourselves of the government nitwits who are under the spell of Global Warming and who demand we believe the same bilge, or at least act as if we do.
Time has proved the JW’s Doomsday dates wrong dozens and dozens of time. Having had their nose bloodied so many times by the truth, they have learned their lesson. After all, how can you run a scam when the proof you’ve been wrong is on the masthead of a newspaper?
Science has proven Global Warming to be a hoax so thoroughly that even its name has had to be changed to the nebulous “climate change,” which of course can be bent to fit any weather condition.
Like the JWs, the Global Warming crowd has a paper trail to run away from. Morons like Ted Danson told us we would all be dead by now, having drowned in the increasingly higher tides caused by melting polar ice caps.
Now, both huckster groups have shown us they have learned a lesson from their mistakes: Making Doomsday too close to today ends up embarrassing you and proving you don’t know what you’re talking about.
These days, the Jehovah’s Witnesses are pegging 2875 as the last year of earth, and the Global Warming gang is saying we can only survive until 2069. Either way, no one will remember their predictions, so how can they be wrong? What ever happened to separation of Church and State?
Here are a few random thoughts on King Barack and his shutdown:
*In all of the lies, phony “polls,” failures to report, and Democrat name-calling since this shutdown started, one essential point is being buried: The federal parks and other installations and services King Barack has closed or discontinued are NOT his private property to close. These treasures are owned jointly by We The People.
*When King Barack dispatched federal jack-booted thugs to keep 90-year-old American war heroes away from THEIR memorial, he proved he is nothing more than a clean-shaven Fidel Castro.
*If there is any benefit to come from the ugly stunts perpetrated against innocent Americans by this tyrant, it’s that some of the most ardent supporters of Obamacare are now having their noses rubbed in the truth that lied to them.
*This shutdown is showing Americans what a spiteful, vicious government we have. It has to be raising questions about what would happen when our lives and healthcare are in their hands.
*The king’s vicious refusal to pay the necessary expenses that surround the combat deaths of our brave war fighters is a case in point. Since he has now been SHOCKED THAT THIS HAPPENED, (actually, he was shocked at the amount of blow-back,) he’s issued a royal decree reversing his own outrage.
*If this was a true shutdown, caused by a lack of funds, we would see the real American spirit come forth; and volunteers would gladly take up posts to keep much of our bloated government running. This should be like Katrina and Sandy, where volunteers took over where the feckless overwhelmed government could not function; but the king won’t allow that.
*If this was a true emergency, Obama’s golf courses would be closed; and the money would be transferred to pay for broadcasting sports shows to our war fighters in bases around the world.
* It was a good thing that his majesty permitted the illegals to rally on a closed piece of our land while denying access to actual Americans. It will build resistance to his royal edicts; and the pitifully small turnout showed weak-kneed House Republicans that the only “groundswell” of support for amnesty is in the DNC and the Chamber of Commerce, both of whom are eager to exploit these new Democrats.
*The longer the king’s shutdown goes on, the less “essential” government workers will appear.
*If any of this phony shutdown was real, an honest president who cared about the welfare of the America people would have tapped his Hollywood friends to ask them to fund keeping the World War II Memorial open. Of course, since this is a phony, politically-generated shutdown, that won’t happen.
*Is it any wonder the king’s approval rating is down to 37%?
Photo credit: terrellaftermath
“Then they came for the Catholics, and I did not speak out because I was not Catholic” was the third stanza in a poem by Protestant Pastor Martin Niemoller, who was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp for seven years because he spoke against the denial of religious freedom to worship as each individual sees fit. His theme centers around the “Silence is Consent” mantra of Germans who alleged that they knew nothing about the gas fumes circling the country’s forests.
Well, last weekend, here in America, our First Amendment Right of Religious Freedom was silenced by an edict from on high that banned 50 Catholic contract priests from holding Catholic Mass for US Troops over the weekend, along with other religious services throughout this week because a little less than 20% of our government is shut down.
Unheard of in America, hard to believe in America; but “It’s Happening,” said former Army Chaplain Father James C. Bowman, of St. Anastasia Parish in Ft. Pierce, FL. Hundreds of thousands of military personnel and their families in all branches of the service are being persecuted by the Obama Administration. “They can’t be anointed,” Father Bowman decried, referring to the priest administering Last Rites of the Catholic Church at the time of death. The military members confined to their bases, such as trainees, “are not allowed funerals, not allowed the Sacraments of Penance, Holy Communion, Holy Matrimony, or Baptisms!” In very practical terms, “it means Sunday mass won’t be offered,” said Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services. “If someone has a Baptism scheduled, it won’t be celebrated.”
Military installations are served by non-active duty priests hired by the Army and other branches to serve as government contractors because of a shortage of active duty Catholic chaplains. Broglio said, “Some military bases have forbidden the contract priests from volunteering to celebrate mass without pay,” according to information sent to CiR this Sunday. Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, said, “I find it alarming that these priests cannot even volunteer to provide services without threat of arrest.” This same news release cites a priest at Joint Base Langley-Eustis who was banned from “officiating at the wedding of a couple he’d been counseling!”
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League calls what happened last weekend a “stunning statement.” He goes on to say, “In American history there has been no administration more anti-Catholic than the Obama administration.” Denying Catholic men and women the opportunity of the Sacraments and the ability to deal with their prayerful vocations is “meanness,” he said. “This idea of punishing Catholics in the military-denying them their priests-is consistent with the animus this administration has demonstrated,” he added.
While the House has saved Obama from himself with a 400 to 1 vote to fund the priests who minister to Catholics on military bases, we have been given a good look at what he is all about. Anybody like what they see?
Last week, the king declared it illegal for a large number of Catholic priests to enter upon HIS royal military bases and celebrate mass, which is the central ritual of Catholicism. According to His Majesty’s edict, priests who have been hired as “Contract workers” to minister to the 25% of our military forces who are Catholics were declared non-essential workers, the same as the goat herders who guide their hungry weed-eating animals around some government lands.
With this edict, the king has again reminded us of just how over his head he is as he runs around our house, shredding our Constitution. Contrary to what many in the rank-and-file and pulpits of the Catholic Church believe, King Barack is every bit as much an enemy of the Catholic Church as Henry 8th was.
He has a demonstrable record of reminding us how much he hates Catholics and our doctrines. His royal edict commanding Catholic hospitals to commit abortions is among his most egregious attacks.
Because the king and his courtiers have deluded themselves into believing they would be lauded for sticking their finger in Catholic eyes, he made this attack with dreams of a general outcry of “All Hail the King!” from his subjects. That didn’t happen.
Even his flunkies in the House recoiled from his vicious and blatant attack on the Constitutional rights of those who risk their lives for our safety. The Democrats gladly joined the House Republicans and quietly voted 400 to 1 (a Democrat, of course) to fund the contract priests.
So what did the King accomplish? Those he was playing to, the ones who hate the Church, were disappointed by his inability to command the flunkies to hold fast against the Catholics; and now the Catholic Bishops who helped elect him and pushed Obamacare on us have had their noses rubbed in his hatred for everything they stand for. He could have used them again to break the will of the House conservatives; but now? Not a chance.
The King and his flunkies can’t even hate straight. Vicious, vindictive stunts like this are why we are winning.
What’s been the biggest obstacle in challenging Obama’s eligibility in court? It’s been finding a judge who isn’t afraid to allow the merits of the case against Obama to be argued in court. The Alabama Supreme Court might just be different. In an earlier case before the Alabama Supremes, Associate Judge Tom Parker stated that “McInnish has attached certain documentation (Joe Arpaio’s investigation) to his mandamus petition, which, if presented to the appropriate forum as part of a proper evidentiary presentation, would raise serious questions about the authenticity of both the ‘short form’ and ‘long form’ birth certificates of President Barack Hussein Obama that have been made public.”
Here, we have a judge who actually recognizes that the fake birth certificates are a serious issue and should be addressed. Now we have a new case before the Alabama Supreme Court. This case is McInnish/Goode v. Beth Chapman (SOS). It is being handled by famous attorney Larry Klayman. Also, it will be the first and only civil case in which Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse is personally involved. Chief investigator for Arpaio Mike Zullo has written a 200 point affidavit to this court and has agreed to testify in person. Zullo will show the court that the “picture” of the long form birth certificate is a 100% digitally created fake.
Now comes even better news. In the 2012 elections, Alabama elected Judge Roy Moore as the Chief Justice of her Supreme Court. In an earlier interview concerning the case against Terry Lakin, Justice Moore stated that he not only thought that Lt. Col Lakin had a right to question Obama’s eligibility, but had a duty to do so.
He also said that he has seen no documentary evidence that Obama is a natural born citizen, and in fact hasn’t seen anything that even proves he is a citizen of the US. Judge Roy Moore is a staunch Constitutionalist who declares that the Constitution is the “law of the land” and cannot be changed by politics. He’s a tough judge.
I’ve followed most of the eligibility cases, and I’ve noticed a very common occurrence. Even in those cases in which the judge appears to follow the law, there seems always to be a sudden and abrupt change. As in the Georgia case before Judge Michael Malihi, the case was pretty well decided by a default judgment against Obama when Malihi abruptly dismissed the case. This was done even though Obama’s attorneys refused to show up in court.
When you read Judge Malihi’s decision and compare it to his earlier denial of motion to dismiss, it’s as if they were written by two different people. Could it be that Judge Malihi got a visit? And from whom? And who wrote the decision? I don’t see this happening to Judge Roy Moore and the Alabama Supreme Court. I don’t think they can be intimidated. There is no timeline for the court to rule on this case, so we wait to see what happens. This could be monumental.
Alabama eligibility case in St.Clair County
Thompson v Kennedy (chairman of the Ala. Dem. Party)
Barack Obama’s namesake healthcare scheme will cut $716 billion from Medicare over the next 10 years. Add to this a dramatic reduction in Medicare-related reimbursement for doctors and hospitals, and countless seniors may find it difficult to obtain necessary medical treatment.
Following are Medicare facts most baby boomers may know little or nothing about. But those who must depend upon Medicare over the next decade are going to get a real education, an education in the true nature of death panels and socialized medicine.
1) “Medicare is essentially compulsory. People who refuse to join Medicare Part A are not allowed to receive their earned Social Security benefits. On June 30, 2011, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint and 12 GOP colleagues introduced the Retirement Freedom Act to decouple Medicare from Social Security. On February 7, 2012, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that ‘because plaintiffs are entitled to Social Security benefits and are 65 or older, they are automatically entitled to Medicare Part A benefits. The statute offers no path to disclaim their legal entitlement to Medicare Part A benefits.’”
2) “Medicare patients cannot pay cash for care. A 1997 law (Balanced Budget Act, section 4507) forbids private contracts between patients and doctors.” This means that “Medicare recipients cannot pay cash for a Medicare-covered service that Medicare DENIES until the doctor has opted out of Medicare.” (My Caps) So Medicare patients must first find a fee for a service doctor or specialist and then HOPE he will be willing and able to treat them! It is incredible that it makes no difference that Medicare has DENIED their claim. (Remember that illegals may well get this same treatment free of charge simply by walking into the nearest Emergency Room.)
3) “Initial refusal to enroll in Medicare Part B leads to costly penalties. Seniors are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part B. Those who refuse and later change their minds will pay a premium for the rest of their lives that is 10 percent higher for each year they were not enrolled.”
Seventy seven million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 are currently becoming eligible for Medicare enrollment. The number of Medicare beneficiaries will grow “…from 50.7 million in 2012 to 81 million in 2030.” During the next 17 years, doctors and hospitals will be reimbursed at a lower rate for Medicare services with each passing year. At the same time, the number of qualified physicians is expected to decrease dramatically as the number of older patients requiring care skyrockets. The left were hardly unaware of these facts when they rammed the Affordable Care Act through Congress.
In 2012, appx 56% of Americans 65 or older voted for Mitt Romney. As weak and disappointing as this Obama-lite candidate was, he received a strong majority of the senior vote.
So the question becomes, in addition to acquiring the power of life and death over the American people, has the Affordable Care Act provided Democrats a method of “cancelling out” the Republican edge among future senior voters?
Please click on the following link for the remainder of the Medicare facts: http://www.cchfreedom.org/files/files/17%20Medicare%20Facts.pdf. They are well worth your time.
Photo credit: terrellaftermath
Don’t want to become a lifelong statistic of the Democrat Party’s Affordable Care Act? The Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has created an ObamaCare Exchange Opt-Out form which can be emailed directly to the federal Healthcare.gov website.
“I declare that I am opting out of any and all participation in the national Obamacare Exchange system.”
And the stated reasons should cause every American to question both the legitimacy of the Affordable Care Act and the true intent of its authors.
It begins with the question of privacy:
“Without my consent, the Exchange will gather significant private data about my family and I, “under penalty of perjury,” and share that data online through the ‘Federal Data Services Hub’ with federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS), and Social Services Administration (SSA).”
What possible, legitimate use could the Department of Homeland Security have for the personal medical records of the American people?
“Thanks to the collection and distribution of personal data to the IRS, ObamaCare Exchanges …will…compel individuals and employers to purchase only government-approved insurance.”
Subsidies and tax credits will be issued only by the IRS and be made available only to those who enroll in ObamaCare through an ObamaCare exchange. Such an arrangement makes the competitive pricing of private healthcare insurance impossible. CCHF describes this as “…a ‘Coercive Attack on Free Market Medical Care’: Using the bait of federal subsidies and Medicaid, the Exchange is designed to entrap individuals in the Exchange and never let them out!”
The Opt-Out form concludes with:
“The national Exchange system is not a “marketplace” to buy health insurance. It is a federal command and control center that employs the states to abuse individual privacy and economic freedom with the false promise of government provided “health care.”
“Therefore, I am opting out of the PPACA’s intrusive government-run Exchange.”
The link to the Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom, Opt-Out form is at the bottom of this page.
Thus far, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has refused to release the number of individuals who have enrolled in ObamaCare since the “opening day” of October 1st. This can only mean the numbers are too high to easily track, or are an embarrassment for the Obama Regime. Let’s keep them an embarrassment and defeat ObamaCare by Opting Out.
The health of an organization or a country is reflected first by its people. If the people are not realizing or having an opportunity to realize their full human potential, then the seeds of chaos will begin to grow.
William Shakespeare penned the phrase, “To thine own self be true.” So you are out of order when you are out of integrity with yourself. Order starts with the individual. This is why the U.S. Constitution starts with We The People.
The authority structure has been established to fulfill that ultimate purpose. The grief-to-happiness ratio shows where citizens of a country, an organization, company or family are based on the fulfillment of this purpose.
In any part and aspect of life, if we are not realizing our purpose or at least having a shot at it, we begin to get uncomfortable. Being uncomfortable will eventually lead to a decision to do something different or to surrender and violate the first principle of being true to ourselves.
Disappointment, delusion and disgust will leave us vulnerable to look outside of ourselves and give up. Looking outside of ourselves surrenders responsibility in every area of our lives. “It’s not my fault” becomes the mantra.
These are the words of a sold out “people group.” Unfortunately, you find them in too many families and organizations in the United States today. It is the language of the surrendered and the dependent who fundamentally want to go back to the period before this country declared its independence when most areas of their lives were controlled by England.
But Americans longed to be free, setting the stage for the first American Revolution, when a rag tag army of farmers with the least impressive array weaponry took on the most powerful military on the planet at that time. These early citizens understood that freedom came with a price and they were more than willing to give it all, including their lives to be free and to see their children would also be free.
The question before us this day: Is it time to exercise that remedy with a Second American Revolution? Our government has become the imperialist giant that once enslaved the Colonies. Our bloated government has been absorbing our hard earned resources to support its own interests, not ours.
Is it time for We the People to remember the seeds of our beginnings by launching a revolt to get our country “back on track?” Imagine an additional 10-20-40 years of the entitlement trajectory that we are presently on…where will America be then?
The battle is raging for the heart and soul of this once great nation. It is time to reclaim what is rightfully ours. This is a war that we did not start, but it is a war in which we must fully engage before it’s too late. It is time that We The People take back our nation, our heritage and our culture from the Big Government, Big Brother types who no longer view our birthright as the land of the free and home of the brave. Are you ready America?
Photo Credit: Standard Compliant