From Mandate to Responsibility

ObamaCare Update:

The U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, ruled 2 to 1 that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage…A divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit found that it did not pass muster under that clause or under the power of Congress to tax. The administration has said the penalty for not buying healthcare coverage is akin to a tax.

“This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them repurchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives,” the majority said in its 207-page opinion.

Because it conflicts with another appeals court ruling that upheld the law, the Supreme Court is expected to take it up during its term that begins in October with a ruling possible just months before the November 2012 presidential election.

Legal experts said it was impossible to predict how the high court will rule but agreed that it may be a close vote by nine ideologically divided justices, with moderate conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy as the possible swing vote.

Justice Kagan, as Solicitor General, was one of the Architects of ObamaCare so may have to recuse herself leaving a 4-4 split with Kennedy going to be the decider.

SO you wonder what kind of Chicago tactic they will use. After all, this is the ultimate wet dream for 90 years by Liberals. It’s their baby. They’ll do ANYTHING to protect it. ANYTHING!

And they will be in the midst of a full on Nuclear Annihilation of whomever the Republican nominee is because they surely can’t run on their record so it’s all-out attack mode to infinity and beyond.

Should be a fun election. 😦

Oh, by the way, here’s some candy for the baby:

Further, the Obama administration on Friday issued new incentives for states and people to participate in health insurance exchanges, including tax credits and funding grants for the states.

Nothing like a little greasing of the skids… 🙂

One of the three judges, Stanley Marcus, dissented from the majority opinion in his own 84-page opinion.

The majority “has ignored the undeniable fact that Congress’ commerce power has grown exponentially over the past two centuries and is now generally accepted as having afforded Congress the authority to create rules regulating large areas of our national economy,” wrote Marcus, also a Clinton appointee to the appeals court.

In short, to this liberal it’s undeniable that the government has to sole power to run your life for you. (Obamacare, FTC,FCC,EPA,FDA et al).

“The individual responsibility provision — the main part of the law at issue in these cases — is constitutional,” <White House Spokesperson Stephanie> Cutter continued. “Those who claim this provision exceeds Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce are incorrect.

Notice the Orwellian turn of phrase. The Individual MANDATE is now the Individual RESPONSIBILITY provision.

It is your individual responsibility and your duty to your fellow citizens to submit to the power of Mama Government your life and your freedom. It is your responsibility to submit.

I bet MANDATE will be a “terrorist” word in the not distant future. 🙂

“Individuals who choose to go without health insurance are making an economic decision that affects all of us — when people without insurance obtain health care they cannot pay for, those with insurance and taxpayers are often left to pick up the tab.”

And when you eat the wrong foods (fat,salt etc) or drive the wrong car, or use to much gas, electricity, or use the incorrect product or are a Tea Party “terrorist” you are hurting your fellow citizens. You vile evil thing, you must be restrained from harming the community.

Individual responsibility = communal responsibility.

We are from the Government and we are here to run your life for you to make you more responsible to your fellow citizens.

So how’s that “hope and change” working out for you?

Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino

Criminal Crisis

“The Arizona law is in compliance with federal law,” said Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations at Numbers USA. “The Justice Department should stay out of it. They should be encouraging Arizona to be enforcing the laws. Secondly, they should be enforcing federal immigration law, which means challenging cities and states that have sanctuary policies.”

The Justice Department sees it differently, saying Arizona is unconstitutionally interfering with the federal government’s role in immigration control.

“There is a big difference between a state or locality saying they are not going to use their resources to enforce a federal law, as so-called sanctuary cities have done, and a state passing its own immigration policy that actively interferes with federal law,” Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler said.

So if you want to ignore the Federal law and set up a Sanctuary City that’s ok with us. Do something else and you’re “interfering” with our power.

The Empire has spoken! 🙂

If, in fact, any entity is actively “interfering” with the enforcement of federal immigration laws, it is these cities, which refuse cooperation with federal enforcement authorities. What Schmaler is doing, and what many legal experts claim, is willfully misrepresenting both the law in question and the role adopted by sanctuary cities.

If there is a “big difference” to be had here it is the sanctuary city is actively refusing to enforce the law while Arizona is actively attempting to enforce it.

And which is it our chief law enforcement agency decides to sue?  Of course, the entity trying to enforce our laws…

Just as a side Note, our cough-cough “esteemed” ex-gov Janet was on Greta Van Sustreen last night from Laredo, TX and asked about SB1070 and “racial profiling” and she dropped back and punted!

She refused to answer the question directly and even used Obama’s “misquided” and toted how much great stuff she has done and will be doing.

It was a real barf fest. Not that I excepted anything less from her. When she was Governor she only wanted to look tough on the border issue because of re-election campaign in 2006 and it was a poke in the eye of a Republican President.

But soon enough she bailed on the state just as everything went to hell. She drove it into the iceberg and then stole the life raft for herself.

Of course, ignored in all of this is the state of Rhode Island which has, for years, essentially had and enforced a state law that is almost a mirror of the Arizona law.

But since suing a Northeastern Liberal state not on the border which doesn’t have the vote potential is not politically advantageous we’ll just ignore it. They aren’t a big enough score.

We want spectacle. We want intimidation. We want FEAR! 🙂

The Empire has Spoken!

They have, in a very short time, turned the Department of Justice into the Department of Agendas, injecting an agenda driven politics into an area where it should never, ever be allowed. The result is a perversion of law and the breaking of a centuries old promise in our social contract.(examiner)

But if the end justifies the means, go for it! 🙂

And you have groups and the Attorney General just waiting for any whiff or any atom of any angstrom of “racial profiling” at 12:01am July 29th.

The attorney general, speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival last week in an interview aired on CBS on Sunday, said the pre-emption argument was the stronger attack against the law. But he said if the law does go into effect despite the suit, the Justice Department will watch and see whether profiling is taking place.

“If that was the case, we would have the tools, and we would bring suit on that basis,” he said.

So do I think that by 12:02am on July 29th there will be a lawsuit alledging “racial profiling”?

Yes.

But I’m a cynic of the highest order.

I think that the ACLU, LA Raza, and other groups will try there darnedest to set-up the police and then scream “racial profiling” even if it doesn’t exist. And they will do it each and every day.

Because, that’s what liberals do.

They lawyer you to death.

They beat you into submission with Lawyers.

That’s why we so many problems caused by lawyers.

Former U.S. Attorney General and Heritage Distinguished Fellow Edwin Meese addressed overcriminalization in his introduction to “One Nation Under Arrest.”  Meese writes:

America is in the throes of overcriminalization: We are making and enforcing far too many criminal laws that create traps for the innocent, but unwary, and that threaten to make criminals out of those who are doing their best to be respectable, law-abiding citizens

Last night on Fox Business, reporter John Stossel had a program about this problem:

The show focuses on the destruction that over-criminalization caused to average Americans Krister Evertson and George and Kathy Norris.

Krister, an Eagle Scout with no criminal record – not even a single traffic ticket, was initially arrested by four FBI agents wearing black SWAT gear and pointing automatic rifles at him because he didn’t know that obscure federal regulations required him to put a certain sticker on his otherwise lawful UPS package.  After spending 21 months in an Oregon federal prison, Krister today lives by himself in a ramshackle aluminum trailer sitting on the fenced-in grounds of a construction company’s equipment yard.  Because he is on parole, he is not allowed even to move to Alaska – where he was arrested – to live with his 80-year-old mother whom he used to care for.

George Norris, a 63-year-old retiree with diabetes and heart problems, had no criminal record the day armed agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (?!) ransacked his house looking for evidence that he had imported endangered orchids for his home-based business. Although the feds found no evidence of illegal orchids, Norris spent 17 months in prison – including over 10 weeks in solitary confinement – because a small percentage of his paperwork was inaccurate.

And he went to prison because after spending his entire life savings, $100,000, he was advised to plead guilty so he could be sentenced to probation. Instead, he spent 17 months in a Federal Prison!

Imagine: A Gang member with tatooes on his eyeballs comes up to him, “whatcha in for?”

“I sold legal orchids without the proper paperwork”

“Man, you’re one dangerous dude!” 🙂

And there’s the food police, you know, the people who want to ban salt, fat, and pop, etc. because they are bad for you and you’re too incompetent to be responsible for yourself.

The Video: http://overcriminalized.com/Video.aspx

Also: “The Food Police” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZZgLmmtwRk

There shall be no cupcakes. No chocolate cake and no carrot cake. According to New York City’s latest regulations, not even zucchini bread makes the cut.

In an effort to limit how much sugar and fat students put in their bellies at school, the Education Department has effectively banned most bake sales, the lucrative if not quite healthy fund-raising tool for generations of teams and clubs.

The change is part of a new wellness policy that also limits what can be sold in vending machines and student-run stores, which use profits to help finance activities like pep rallies and proms.

Did you know that Girl Scouts are evil perveyers of obese-creating cookies??

They are pushers!

They are evil crack dealers of fat!!

Warning  Labels on Fast Food. A Skull and Cross Bones on your Big Mac perhaps?

A HazMat sticker on that Little Debbie Snack Cake?

A Heart attack sign on that plate of Nachos?

If you refuse to do what is right, then the government will be forced to come in and make you do it.

It’s in your best interest.

All those who believe they are born with free choice, need to take a few classes in marketing psychology to understand how limited their scope of personal freedom really is in today’s America. In fact, our free choice is really the freedom to choose between Pepsi and Coke, not freedom to choose a healthy lifestyle. There are too many psychological cues pushing the average Joe and Jane towards obesity – mostly cheap unhealthy fare available anywhere anytime. (fooducate blog)

Part of being free is being free to make bad choices, to take risks, and to bear the consequences. Part of being free is that you, personally, may decide what you eat or drink. It’s a liberty so elementary that our founders never even imagined that it would need protection, but today, it does.

To be sure, there are many costs associated with socialized health care, and some of the choices we make will certainly raise those costs. That’s one big reason why the nanny state is suddenly in the food business. But if we absolutely must have socialized health care — a point I don’t for a moment concede — then I’d prefer to pay a little bit extra and keep all my other liberties, thanks.(Cato Institute)

But liberals and their pit bull lawyers never give up that easily.

They are, after all, vastly superior in every way to you. You just don’t know it. And if you want disagree, well, meet Mr and Mrs Lawsuit!

San Francisco is banning pop in vending machines, but not Starbucks, as bad for you.

Much like the Financial Reform that just passed that heaps tons of regulations on the private sector, but says absolutely nothing about federally-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the real problem that is still out there.

But it make it look like they are “doing something” and it’s for “your own good”.

And if you want to complain that the government is not doing it’s job, and you want to do it or help them do it, shut up and sit down, they know better.

We’ll sue you for trying to do our job too.

So if you step on a federal law land mine or are arrested by the food police, it’s for your own good, citizen.

Want to take responsibility for yourself, NOT ALLOWED.

That’s the government’s job.

We are are from the government and we are here to protect your from yourself!

Bow to your Masters or else!

Rejoice Citizen. 🙂

The Frenzy Continues

“Big Sis” (Homeland Security Secretary and former AZ Governor  Janet Napolitano) declared that over the past 15 months, federal law enforcement initiatives have made the border more secure than in any other time in history, the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS reports in Wednesday editions.

Well, that’s it, we’re all 100% safe and secure because Big Sis Janet Napolitano says so.

Anyone else want to reach for a Barf Bag? 😦

“Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers, and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to get harassed — that’s something that could potentially happen,” Obama said of the Arizona measure. “That’s not the right way to go.”(Obama in Iowa)

Not under the law, but that doesn’t matter. The truth is not at issue here.

Race-baiting and fearmongering is.

The DNC even sent out a video trying to rally “woman, black, and hispanics” to Democrats cause.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 60% of voters nationwide favor such a law, while 31% are opposed. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans support the law along with 62% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Democratic voters are evenly divided on the measure.

But, yet our Fifth Column newspaper The Arizona Republic (aka the Repulsive) regurgitates sobs stories from hispanics who are afraid of being arrested for merely being hispanic.

The hysterical frenzy of the Left and their politically correct violence is what the media wants to see and you to hear.

If you support the law you must be for rounding all latinos and checking them one-by one.

Vans will roam hispanic neighborhood and go “Oh there’s one!”  “Your paper’s please” (complete with cheap German accent).

Mind you, you point out what the law ACTUALLY says, and they blow past you and start talking about racism.

It’s all THEY want to talk about.

ILLEGAL is meaningless to them.

Securing the border against the Human Smugglers, Coyotes, is not a concern.

The 1.3 Million pounds of just Marijuana last year coming through Tucson is immaterial.

The gun battles on the streets and the highways.

The murder of American Citizens is not worth talking about.

It’s only about race.

And true to the modern Liberal, no matter what, if you disagree with them, you’re a Racist.

End of Discussion.

This is how we have political and social discourse now.

It’s very short.

I, the evil non-liberal explain my point.

“You’re a Racist”

End of Discussion.

Isn’t that just wonderful.

And the Fifth Column/Ministry of Truth Media will play it up for ratings and their own agenda.

Do I think the law will survive, No.

The liberal judges out there will not rule on the merits of the law or the Constitution, they will rule simply on their own agenda.

Even “Sanctuary City” Phil is getting to the act. Filing suit against the state for messing with his peeps.

Then there’s the violence.

Remember when the Tea Partiers were going to (and still are) the violent psychopathic terrorists who were just going to go postal all over everyone and were violent, gun-toting hicks?

Well, guess where all the violence is coming from, Liberals.

Near Riots, Vandalism, throwing objects at people.

Oh, and the word “nazi” every 2 milliseconds.

But the Tea partiers are the violent ones.

Where’s my barf bag?

LAURA INGRAHAM, GUEST HOST: In the “Weekdays with Bernie” segment tonight: As we told you, thousands of people in Phoenix gathered over the weekend to protest a new state immigration law. The crowds got rowdy at times. Check out this video of protesters throwing plastic bottles at police, or this where a man with a camera was attacked by one of the protest organizes. The mainstream media largely ignored these incidents, a stark contrast to the big headlines made by largely peaceful Tea Party protesters.

Joining us now from Miami, Fox News analyst Bernie Goldberg, author of the book “A Slobbering Love Affair.” And Bernie, why are we surprised when we have…

BERNIE GOLDBERG, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: I’m not.

INGRAHAM: …some thugs out there in Phoenix over the weekend causing trouble. And we don’t know who is responsible, but there was thuggish behavior. Meanwhile, still hearing about the Tea Parties that were largely peaceful, of course.

Click here to watch the segment!

GOLDBERG: I’m not surprised. If you understand one fairly obvious truth, everything else really fits right into place. And that is that if the lame-stream media basically sympathizes with your cause, they’re going to treat you one way, and if they don’t sympathize with your cause, they’re going to treat you another way.

So if one idiot at a Tea Party rally throws a stink bomb at a cop, the story is going to be played basically as the guy throwing the stink bomb, there was an unruly crowd and all of that. But if you have the pictures that you just showed with people throwing bottles at cops and all of that, it’s going to be portrayed as a mainly, largely peaceful rally.

(or righteous indignation against the racist pigs!)

INGRAHAM: Yes, we — we look at that review, whether from CNN or some of the other networks, and they report on the protests, angry protests, because of basically the mean immigration law. So the focus turns to the discriminatory law and why that is compelling people to act out on their, you know, their firmly and rightly held beliefs.

GOLDBERG: That’s absolutely true. I read a lot of the stuff, and that’s what they do. Even when they acknowledge that there were some people in the crowd that were unruly, they portray them as victims of the people who passed the law. They were only unruly because they’re frustrated at the law.

There was an old song years and years ago that said accentuate the positive, de-emphasize the negative. Well, if the lame-streams agree with your cause, then they accentuate the positive and de-emphasize the negative. But if they don’t — and they don’t with the Tea Party people — then they do it just the other way around. They emphasize the negative and de-emphasize the positive.

The Agenda is The Agenda and let nothing get in the way of your “social justice” (aka do what I say when i say it because I say it no questions asked or even considered).

We are the kidnapping capital of the US.

We have drop house and human smuggling operations going on all over the state.

But the Illegal Aliens, Coyotes, and Drug Cartels are the victims!

Welcome to ObamaLand.

But at least Big Sis is looking out for you!