The rule of law is not optional. Liberty is not negotiable.
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In January 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the nation’s first openly illegal President and unindicted felon. Since then, he has reigned over a lawless administration; and in November 2012, Obama stole the Presidential election through voter fraud. In addition to the thousands of other reported voter “irregularities,” Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Ohio managed to produce statistical impossibilities. In five precincts, Romney got zero votes; in twelve precincts, Romney got exactly one vote in each precinct; and in eight precincts, Romney got exactly two votes in each of those precincts.
Yet the criminal conspiracy known as the Democrat and Republican parties and their propaganda machine, the mainstream media, remains silent because the truth would destroy the corrupt status quo and eradicate those parasites from the body politic.
There is no American republic if the electoral process has been compromised, if the Constitution is ignored, and if there is no means to petition elected officials or the courts for the redress of grievances.
Without any legal recourse remaining, only rebellion can preserve liberty.
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California is the poster child for the failed economic and social policies represented by Obama and the far left-wing-dominated Democrat Party that is sucking the lifeblood out of American society. Creating a new Constitutionally-based state composed of conservative California counties will drive a stake into the heart of the extremist, anti-American, brain-dead, Democrat carcass.
A July 2012 report by the State Budget Crisis Task Force paints a chilling picture of major threats to fiscal sustainability, including out-of-control Medicaid spending, reductions in federal state-aid, underfunded state retirement plans, an eroding tax base, and laws that allow states like California to use gimmicks to hide their fiscal troubles.
For example, under current actuarial assumptions, pension funds are underfunded by approximately $1 trillion. Despite that shortfall, California and other states have continued to sweeten pension benefits, some retroactively. California’s unfunded liability, based on the current market value of its fund’s assets, is the largest in the country: $135.8 billion.
In perhaps another Democrat-and union-rigged election (who votes in favor of tax increases?), the passage of Proposition 30, which created the highest state income tax in the nation, set off euphoria and expectations of higher spending for public employees. State bureaucrats immediately ramped up deficit spending far beyond the state’s $6 billion annual tax increase. Democrats thought they could hammer “the rich” with Proposition 30. It now appears, however, that high income earners have already “voted with their feet” by moving themselves and their businesses out of state, resulting in a $1 billion-plus shortfall in corporate and income taxes and the beginning of a new financial crisis. California State Controller John Chiang announced that total state revenue for the month of November 2012 fell $806.8 million, or 10.8%, below budget.
At the same time, the Democrat-led California government continues to be plagued by scandals. In July 2012, Democrat lawmakers gave raises worth $4.6 million annually to more than 1,000 of their aides before cutting the pay of most other state workers. While calling for tax increases allegedly to support schools via Proposition 30, Democrat Governor Jerry Brown supported a questionable $68 billion high-speed rail project and apparently was totally unaware of $54 million in hidden state money within the state Department of Parks and Recreation.
For the survival of California and, by extension, the country, it is time to put an end to Democrat incompetence and profligacy. It is time to create a new state from the residents of thirty-seven of the fifty-eight California counties, who espouse more conservative principles than those of the radical left populations of the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.
The new state will operate according to strict adherence to the U.S. Constitution (in particular the 10th Amendment) and maintain a balanced budget. It will promote small government, low taxes, energy independence, entrepreneurship, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. The new state will enforce immigration laws, equal opportunity, English as the official language, term limits for elected officials, and secure its border with Mexico.
We are at a historical crossroad. The corruption and criminality in government is now unprecedented. The greedy financiers, the corrupt politicians, and the dishonest press are all leading our country down a path to national suicide. They must be stopped at all costs.
Start by liberating California.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of “Afghanistan and the Culture of Military Leadership“. He receives email at email@example.com.
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