Sunday, May 28, 2017

Article V & the Convention of States

May 23, 2017

By Lewis Shupe, Contributor FFOA News Network

Article V & the Convention of States

Article V of the United States Constitution reads as follows:

     The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.

As far as we can determine there are two ways to amend the Constitution:

Way 1 – Two thirds of both houses of Congress must agree to an amendment and then three fourths of the state legislatures must approve the amendment.

Way 2 – Two thirds of the state legislatures may call for a Constitutional Convention (Convention of States) to propose amendments, which then must be ratified by three fourths of the state legislatures.

There are five problems with this Article, three minor and two major. Let us deal with the minor ones first:

Minor problem 1: Way 2 may well never happen. By the time everyone quits arguing about the specifics of a Constitutional Convention it will be a long time before it can proceed. We had a Constitutional Convention initially because we needed a Constitution but we have never had one since and likely never will.

Minor Problem 2: How state legislatures approve amendments is not subject to judicial review. Probably, in most cases, there is nothing wrong here. If a state has a say three quarter requirement to approve this is probably excessive. The Article needed to be more specific in this regard.

Minor Problem 3: The Article does not confer any emergency powers so that an amendment may be adopted until acted upon by the states. This action could be necessary under certain conditions.

Major Problem 1: The 3/4 rule is too stringent.

Major Problem 2: The Article, as written, gives the states the power to stall. Like college basketball, the states need a shot clock. Often the Congress, in proposing an Amendment, gives the states a time limit. The Congress has no constitutional authority to do this and the states are free to ignore the time limit, which they often do. The Founding Fathers did not include a time limit because people in that time were generally honorable and when presented with a question would act upon it. The framers of the Constitution did not foresee all the weasels that are presently elected to state and national offices that are afraid to stand up and be counted on an issue because they may offend some group of voters.

Why is this so important? Presently it is almost impossible to amend the Constitution. This gives the government another excuse for ignoring it. We see what has happened over the last 85 years when Congress and the President ignore the Constitution and the courts allow this to take place – a legal impetus to the rise of socialism.

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The Convention of States is an effort by a group of concerned citizens to call for a Constitutional Convention to amend the Constitution. While the U.S. Freedom Army supports and applauds their efforts we feel that the task is quite daunting and the required 34 states needed to call for such a convention will be extremely difficult to attain. Having said all of that we hope they succeed.

If they do succeed they should concentrate on Article V only and not make any other constitutional changes. Without going into a lot of detail the items we noted above should be addressed and the 3/4 requirement should be changed to 2/3. It should be constructed so that 2/3 of the state legislatures can amend the Constitution unilaterally. Without going into a lot of detail about the nuts and bolts of how this should be done, this is necessary as a check on the overreach of the federal government.

This new Amendment would look something like this:

Section 1. Article V. of the Constitution of the United States of America is repealed.

Section 2. The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution. The Legislatures of two thirds of the several states must ratify those Amendments for them to become law. 

Section 3. Any State may propose an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution when approved by 2/3 of its legislators. These Amendments shall be valid as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of two thirds of the several states. Individual states will have one year to ratify or refuse to ratify Amendments as proposed to them. Failure to act one year from the date of submission will mean that the state has approved the Amendment.

Section 4. Any Amendment may be enacted immediately and be in force until the ratification process is complete if the President of the United States and at least seven members of the United States Supreme Court agree to the Amendment as proposed. No Amendment under this section may nullify the powers of the states listed in this Amendment.

Section 5. The Legislatures of the individual states must only be in the majority to ratify Amendments. Other than this requirement, individual states may select any other reasonable processes for ratification.
       

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

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May 13, 2017

Some comments on gold.

An ideal currency “should be absolutely invariable in value.” Precious metals are not perfect but they are “the best with which we are acquainted.”        David Ricardo
 
Gold fits almost perfectly all the criteria required for an item to be used as money. It is instructive to give a list of the requirements for an item to be a good candidate to be used as money:
 
Durability – It must be able to stand the wear and tear to which money is subjected without degrading over time.

Portability – It must have a high amount of worth relative to its size. In April 2017, a one ounce American Gold Eagle carried in one’s pocket is about the size of a silver dollar and is worth about $1,250.

Divisibility and consistency – It must be able to be broken into smaller parts and still retain the same value. A ¼ ounce gold coin is exactly one-fourth of the value of a one ounce coin. A diamond, for example, when split into four parts will not retain the same value as the original stone. The purity and weight of gold can be precisely measured.

Intrinsic value – It must have some worth in and of itself. Gold is used in various ways and has a value above and beyond its value as money.

Scarcity – The world stocks of gold have consistently risen about 1.5% per year on average with very little fluctuation, giving it an edge over silver in this respect. Silver stocks have shown a somewhat greater tendency to fluctuate.

Difficulty of counterfeiting – Since gold is a basic item, number 79 on the periodic table, it has yet to be duplicated by any technique known to man. Also, its authenticity can be easily discerned through various tests.
 
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Executive Order 6102. In one of the most blatant acts of any president, Franklin D. Roosevelt took the United States off the gold standard and forbid citizens to own gold except in small quantities. Article I Section 8 of the United States Constitution gives Congress the power “To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standards of Weights and Measures;” - by this act alone FDR had committed an impeachable offense and it is clear that he had no constitutional authority whatsoever to write such an order. The standard of measure for money was gold and FDR outdid himself in this brazen display. The reason given for this act was the deflation the country was suffering under. That deflation was caused by the actions of the Federal Reserve, however, not the gold standard. The real reason for this action was to begin the process of removing the last vestiges of control from the money supply so Roosevelt could have unlimited funds to increase government spending. This and subsequent monetary acts would have devastating long term effects for the integrity of the dollar.
 
The gold standard, while not perfect, is substantially better than using fiat money which enables central governments to spend recklessly with no restraints. This is why the Founding Fathers insisted on a currency backed up by a precious metal, namely gold or silver.
 
The price of gold has not moved much in the last five years. This is because people are under the illusion that there is no inflation. This illusion is fostered by the phony statistics coming from the federal government. While the inflation we are having is small (about 6 percent per year) it will begin to grow exponentially if nothing is done about the national debt and government spending.
 
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JUST MY OPINION. My personal opinion is that gold is extremely cheap and if you are in a position to own some get it. It should make up about 20% of your net worth. Get physical gold if at all possible and find a safe way to store it. When people realize that we are having an inflation gold’s value could double or triple quickly. Gold is money but unlike paper money it retains its purchasing power.  
 
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

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May 6, 2017

Patriotism and Globalism

“The divide is no longer between the right and the left but between the patriots and the globalists.” Marine Le Pen – candidate for Premier of France.

What do the forces of socialism want? They want a world government based upon socialist principles. This is their fundamental goal and, in order to achieve that goal, they must bring down the United States of America and eliminate the U.S. Constitution since both these bulwarks of freedom stand in their way. The way they have chosen to do this is to build up the welfare state until the nation’s economy collapses, paving the way for their takeover of the instruments of government.

This strategy was first enunciated by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the founders of Fabian Socialism. This strategy was augmented by the work of the Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci and by the further work of Cloward and Piven. Fabian Socialism believes in gradualism and the slow methodical approach rather than by violent overthrow. Some famous members of the Fabian Society were the economist John Maynard Keynes and the playwright George Bernard Shaw. The Fabians founded the London School of Economics.

Socialism succeeds in attracting followers because of clever marketing. It sounds good: we will all work together, we will all share, we will raise up the poor and downtrodden. The fact that socialism has a dismal past, has always failed to deliver on its promises, and always leads to a dictatorship does not seem to occur to some people until it is too late. Socialism is a little like the old-style antifreeze – it may taste sweet but if you drink it you get a bad result.

If the United States were to fall under the spell of socialism not only would the socialists have eliminated their primary opposition but they would inherit a military that would allow them to succeed on a world-wide scale. This cannot be allowed to happen. The patriots must get organized and become prepared to eliminate the globalists from public life so that freedom and the U.S. Constitution can take back America.    

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hillary Supporter GOES CRAZY After Trump Wins Wisconsin Electoral Votes


WOW, He won Wisconsin and they still can't stand it. The minority wants us to give them the majority!
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Monday, April 17, 2017

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Just a few short reminders about the U.S. Constitution

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“A law that is repugnant to the Constitution is void.” John Marshall, Chief Justice United States Supreme Court, Marbury v. Madison 1803

“[S]hould Congress, under the pretext of executing its powers, pass laws for the accomplishment of objects not entrusted to the government, such [acts are] not the law of the land.”  John Marshall, Chief Justice United States Supreme Court, McCulloch v. Maryland 1819

The power of the federal government is limited. It can only act in those areas that are assigned to it and only within the limitations of those assigned areas. The powers assigned to the federal government are (with a few exceptions) outlined in Article I Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution (the Enumerated Powers) and anything falling outside those powers are designated by Amendment X for disposition. The Congress cannot pass any law they so desire and any law they may pass that exceeds the enumerated powers is void.

The federal government may not pass a health care law. This means that the federal government has certain limited choices if they wish to have a health care law. Amend the Constitution to give the federal government authority over health care or ask the individual states to pass their own health care laws and block grant money to the states to support that
endeavor. Repeal (constitutional) then replace (unconstitutional) does not pass the smell test.

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From James Madison:

“With respect to the two words “general Welfare” I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators. If the words obtained so readily a place in the “Articles of Confederation” and received so little notice in their admission into the present Constitution, and retained for so long a time a silent place in both, the fairest explanation is, that the words, in the alternative of meaning nothing or meaning everything, had the former taken for granted.” (Translation: If you have not been given the power to do something, you cannot use “general Welfare” as a justification for doing it. This is not the intention of these words.)

From Thomas Jefferson:

“Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare but only those specifically enumerated.”

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.”

“The greatest [calamity] which could befall [us would be] submission to a government of unlimited powers.” 

“Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.” 

The Welfare Clause is the most abused part of the United States Constitution. The forces of socialism claim it gives them the authority to pass any type of law they want to help people; this claim is false. They then cite certain Supreme Court rulings to buttress their claim; those rulings were invalid since the courts may not contradict the Constitution.

The people who wrote our founding documents were consistent in their writings about the Welfare Clause. They said you could not use the Welfare Clause as an excuse to exceed the Enumerated Powers of the Constitution. The destruction of the meaning of the Welfare Clause (coupled with the destruction of the meaning of the Commerce Clause) was the key to the destruction of the concept of limited government and the subsequent rise of socialism.  

Lewis Shupe, Founder
U.S. Freedom Army 

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

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This guy needs to be put in jail and his company put out of business for trying to screw America!
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Jennings: New surveillance details are 'political bombshell'

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Sen Ted Cruz shocks the left with an outstanding speech in support of Ju...

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April 5, 2017

If you wish to listen to the podcast of my interview on Americanuck Radio you may use the link below. It is on February 18, 2017, Hour 2, and takes about 50 minutes. After using the link then click on the arrow on the left and then download.
 
 
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“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” Abraham Lincoln
 
During the interview noted above the interviewer asked me a question about how the United States would do in a war with Russia (or words to that effect). This took me aback since I was not prepared to go there and I had not looked at the global power rankings for quite some time and couldn’t remember exactly what the numbers were. Suffice it to say that the United States has 40%-50% of the world’s military power. The United States spends more each year on its military than all the other nations of the world combined. The United States could take on all the other countries of the world combined and have a good chance of winning.
 
I also said that Canada and North Korea were very close in military capability but did not get the numbers exactly right. For those of you interested in this sort of thing you can go to www.globalfirepower.com and either look at all the countries or compare two countries. Some of the things in there are quite interesting.
 
In the 2nd Iraq War the United States fought against the Iraqi Army. Iraq was considered to have the 9th strongest military in the world at that time and they were easily beaten using less than 10% of the military capability of the United States.
 
The United States military provides stability in the world and if it did not exist the world would descend into a chaotic state. If Russia knew we would not interfere they would occupy Belarus, the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia just for starters. China would grab Taiwan and whatever else they could seize and a great deal of the freedom of many nations would be lost. 
 
The destruction of America will not come from a foreign government. It will come from the forces of Marxism that are working inside America to destroy our way of life. Those forces must be removed from public life. These are “the men who pervert the Constitution.”
 
Lewis Shupe, Founder

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sanders Admits Obamacare Deductibles and Premiums Are 'Too High'

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Gutfeld: Nunes gives Trump another win

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March 26, 2017

By Lewis Shupe, Contributor, FFOA News Network

On October 24, 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence upon ratification by the five permanent members of the Security Council – France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States – and by a majority of the other forty-six signatories. The United Nations was founded as a successor to the League of Nations, which was considered to have been ineffective in its role as an international governing body since it had been unable to prevent World War II. That was the ostensible reason, but the primary reason was that the United States had never supported the League of Nations and was not a member and therefore the League of Nations was a toothless tiger. Apparently in the 1920s the people elected to run the United States government were a lot smarter than they were in 1945.
 
The United States initially enjoyed a certain amount of control since the initial fifty-one members usually sided with the United States but that all changed beginning in the mid fifties when new members began being added rapidly until the number of members grew to 185 member-states by 1995. Coupling that with the dubious Uniting for Peace resolution (whereby a veto in the Security Council would mean the General Assembly would assume the powers of the Security Council) meant that the United States had absolutely no control over any U.N. actions even though it was paying on average over the years about 30 percent of the total cost of the operation.
 
The net result of all these actions is that the United Nations is nothing more than another third world country. It is a place for various kinds and types of satraps from numerous elitist controlled dictatorships to come and rest and collect a big salary for doing little or nothing. Furthermore, these countries pay almost nothing to have a forum to rant about the United States, Israel, or any other successful country that makes their tin-horn fourteenth century dictatorships seem paltry by comparison. The fact that the United Nations keeps its budget shrouded in secrecy further complicates any meaningful analysis of how money is spent. The largesse of the United States and certain other western world countries is the only reason it continues to exist financially.
 
Personnel costs are estimated to consume at least 75 percent of the U.N. operating budget and the number of employees has increased from 1,500 to in excess of 100,000 worldwide. The salary and benefits packages of U.N. employees in New York City are incredibly lucrative. The average U.N. employee makes about twice as much as is paid for an equivalent position in New York City itself. The United States is supporting another welfare program not documented as such.
 
The U.N. is what it has always been for the last fifty years – a rotting carcass which has been propped up by various socialist run governments (including often the United States) and left-wing dictatorships and displayed as a vibrant living being. It is time for the final denouement and it can come none too soon.
 
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If the U.N. wants to survive in the 21st Century it must come to grips with the realities of geopolitics in the present world and try to solve world problems rather than pressing for the globalist agenda favored by so many. To do this it must reorganize itself.
 
The USFA offers the following suggestion:
 
#1 Break the world into 9 regions: A. United States & Canada; B. Central & South America: C. Russia; D. China; E. Sub-Saharan Africa; F. Europe; G. Mediterranea; H. Sub Asian Continent; I. Oceania.
 
#2 Give each region exactly one vote and 9 votes are required before the U.N may act. Each region contributes 1/9th of the total amount required to operate the U.N.
 
It is helpful to have a forum where world problems may be discussed but in its present format the U.N. cannot be allowed to continue to exist and attempt to impose its socialist agenda upon the entire planet. Barring some sort of makeover the U.N. must be scuttled.     

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sean Spicer HEATED press briefing on devin nunes Manafort Trump Russia T...

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Tucker Carlson DESTROYS SJW Council Member On Illegal Immigration 3/21/2017

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Spicer on rape of girl at school by illegal immigrant

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John Bolton: We're running out of time on North Korea

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Treason is in the air

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Drain the Swamp

March 12, 2017
 
It took about 85 years to build the swamp and, as America is finding out, it will not be drained in 85 days and almost certainly not in 850 days either. My contacts in Washington D.C. tell me that the entire Executive Branch of government is almost completely operated and controlled by Socialist Party operatives and without them the entire apparatus of government would cease to function. These people need to be phased out slowly and replaced by responsible patriots who care about America, but that will take a long time. This at least can be done slowly and methodically and has a long-term chance of success. This, however, is not the biggest problem in the swamp.
 
As we are seeing, the Socialist Party is trying to use their functionaries in the Judicial Branch of government to usurp the constitutional duties of the Executive Branch. If Judge Gorsuch is confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice (which he should be) what will you have in that Court? You will have four socialist judges who always vote in lockstep (Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor) and three conservatives (Alito, Thomas and Gorsuch). You will also have two justices (Roberts and Kennedy) who are unpredictable and apparently have no judicial philosophy whatsoever (see John Roberts and the Affordable Care Act). The notion that with the appointment of Gorsuch you will now have a conservative Supreme Court is simply not substantiated. Judge Kennedy is considering retirement so if you can replace him with a conservative and replace one of the socialist judges (Ginsburg has been sleeping through some sessions) with a conservative judge then perhaps some good things will happen in the Supreme Court.
 
It is now obvious that the entire federal court system is riddled with socialist judges who are only interested in their socialist agenda and could care less what the Constitution says. There is a big opportunity here since many of the positions in the Federal Courts are unfilled and they should be filled as quickly as possible by the new administration.
 
We all know about the liberal media and their lies and I will not go into detail on that matter here. Suffice it to say that the forces of socialism are petrified that all their hard work of 85 years is about to be undone and they are reacting violently to everything. The continuous promulgation of lies will work on some people who, after much repetition, will begin to believe the lies. Combine this with the Senate filibusters, the protestors (who is paying these people?), the Federal Reserve (which since 1913 has been controlled by socialists) and the many illegal acts of the socialists and their stooges and you can see why it will not be so easy to drain the swamp.    
 
Lewis Shupe, Founder
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship." Attributed to Alexander Tytler, explaining what had destroyed the Athenian Republic more than 2,000 years before.

“Charity is no part of the legislative duty of government.” James Madison

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A few examples before we get into the heart of the problem:

On May 10, 1940 Winston Churchill was named Prime Minister of Great Britain following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain. Winston Churchill was the one person primarily responsible for saving Great Britain from being taken over by Nazi Germany and was rightly regarded as the savior of the British people. What was his reward? When he ran for reelection in 1945 the British people voted him out and, in a landslide victory, elected Clement Attlee, a Fabian Socialist who proceeded to nationalize large parts of the British economy. The British voters in effect said: “We won the war and suffered, now it’s time for some free stuff.”

As a condition for getting another bailout in 2012 the Greek people agreed to certain austerity measures imposed by their conservative government that were necessary to avoid a default and the certain destruction of their economy. The austerity measures caused most of the citizens some pain and so at the next opportunity they voted the conservatives out and voted in a socialist government. The socialist government removed all the austerity measures and the economy of Greece came within a week of collapsing because of having no money in their banks. Fortunately for the people of Greece another bailout was hastily restructured (the European Central Bank (ECB) is run by socialists and they hate to see socialism fail) in 2015 and the inevitable was delayed again. It looks like some time in the next year or so another bailout will be required. How long before the ECB stops rewarding bad behavior?

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People always want problems solved but they want to experience no pain personally. If they experience pain they will vote out the people who gave them the pain and replace them with people who tell them what they want to hear.

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At some point in time, and hopefully soon, America’s national debt will need to be addressed. If it is not addressed the subsequent rampant inflation will eventually cause massive pain. If it is addressed the pain will come from entitlement programs that will need to be cut or eliminated. Either way there will be pain. The wild drunken spending of the last 25 years (plus) will eventually come home to roost. Either way there will be pain and the people identified as causing the pain will be tossed out and the people who promise to return to the wild spending spree will be put back in power.

The problem is completely traceable to our present voting system which, as it is structured, is a recipe for disaster. This is the same voting system that has been copied by many free countries around the world and is sowing the seeds of disaster worldwide. So long as the people who take from the society have as much to say about who runs the society as the people who contribute to the society you will get trouble. In the early days of America you had to be the head of the household and a landowner to vote – not everyone could vote. While I do not advocate going back to that system some other system that gives the power to responsible citizens needs to be implemented. Voting should be an earned privilege and not a right.   

As it stands right now the socialists have the voting system exactly the way they want it and they are holding all the cards in this respect. This does not bode well for the long term future of America.

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Obama Care Repeal=> DEFINITION BEFORE REPLACEMENT!

February 28, 2017

By Anna Morris, Co-Editor, FFOA News Network

 Before we reform or "transform" health care we need to define what it is. Laws clearly define terms used within the law, so that if a disagreement goes to court, all parties and the judge know exactly what is being litigated. The Obama Care glossary does not seem to define "health care". The list of terms moves from "Hardship" (yes indeed), to "Health Insurance Marketplace". [ https://obamacare.net/ obamacare-glossary ]

     This is not surprising since Obama Care combines public and community health with what used to be individual care based on patient/doctor relationships. Now we have patient/GOVERNMENT/doctor situations supported by mandated insurance with, in some cases, monthly premiums that are higher than mortgage payments and deductibles so high the patients may have NO care. What is this mess, anyway?

     It is convenient for the far, hard left to say that without Obama Care the poor will die in the street. That's a simple concept to write on neon poster board and be packed around s by leftist women in their vagina costumes at some Social Justice Women's March. The truth is nobody has had to die in the streets since President Reagan signed off on legislation that forces hospitals to care for all regardless of ability to pay. 

     "Health care is a right," says our left and the UN. They do not mean the right not to die, untreated in the street, due to poverty. They mean complete "care" that includes sidewalk construction so people will want to exercise to "prevent" diabetes! EVERYTHING now fits into "public health" and doesn't that mean government can control every aspect of our lives? Back when Rush Limbaugh was still conservative he made a statement that Obama Care had nothing to do with health care and everything to do with enslaving a once free people--Americans.

     Five years ago I started deeply researching Obama Care just to understand frightening and horrific lifestyle rationing I had seen practiced when I lived in Oregon. (For example an unrepentant tobacco smoker was denied pain medication upon leaving the hospital following a major surgery. When did it become OK for American doctors and nurses to practice sadism?) I had a hard time understanding Obama Care until I matched the lingo in Oregon state documents with UN/WHO writings. BINGO! It is all there.

      Merriam-Webster fairly simply defines health care as, "efforts made to maintain or restore physical, mental or emotional well-being especially by trained and licensed professionals." [ https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/health%20care ] Surely this fairly simple definition could get our political efforts on health care onto a single page, followed by who pays and how? 

     If we dig into documents of a state like Oregon that is proudly wallowing in Obama Care and which helped devise parts of the massive legislation while using its citizens as lab rats in my opinion, we do not see a simple dictionary definition. We see the "Health Authority", which seems to be the new term for what used to be "Public Health", creating all kinds of plans, metrics and assessments that treat "the community" while claiming to provide "patient-centered care" to the individual. (One example of this in action has to do with people with chronic pain and narcotic pain killers. Many now consider there is too much "risk" and "burden" to the "community" if an INDIVIDUAL with chronic pain has these effective medications, because the prescriptions might be stolen or "misdirected" and end up in the hands of "children" willfully cultivating a drug habit. For the sake of "the community" the individual with very individualized pain should, as good citizens of the collective, rely on yoga, mindfulness training, meditation, psychotherapy or some other wellness gimmickery Obama Care is willing to finance. Public health meets individual care.)

       I do not find a basic WHO definition of health care but its definition of "primary care" is so broad they probably do not need to define the first term. Here is their definition, all emphasis mine:

                    "The ultimate goal of primary health care is better health for all. WHO has identified five key elements to achieving that goal:
                          >  reducing exclusion and social disparities in health (universal coverage reforms) 
                          >  organizing health services around people's needs and expectations (service delivery reforms)
                          >  integrating health into all sectors (public policy reforms) 
                          >  pursuing collaborative models of policy dialogue (leadership reforms); and
                          >  increasing stakeholder participation"  [ www.who.int/topics/primary_health_care/en/ ]

     Doesn't this sound exactly like what Obama Care is trying to do to us? "Public policy reforms" surely means medical care meets politics, with a call for "universal coverage"...er...single payer, thrown in?

     Definitions which read like political wish lists do not solve problems. Many of us are demanding FULL REPEAL of Obama Care but politicians seem to be leaning toward "repeal and replace". Replace with God knows what? Trust them because they are politicians? Not on your--or my--LIFE!

     FIRST, define "health care"! Politically speaking, does this mean illness and injury with a few time proven preventive measures included such as mammograms and colonoscopies? Or does it mean political action until the GOVERNMENT controls everything to do with our "health", cradle to grave?

     Are we talking about who pays and how moneys are collected and allocated to treat the sick and injured poor? Or are we talking about expanding the Big Government jackboot on our necks until be have a single payer system funding hospital monopoly care without second opinions?

     I suggest that funding the WHO political wish list is an expensive way to expand bureaucracy, something Obama Care has done exceedingly well. Forcing Americans to pay for it through mandated purchase of expensive, government-designed insurance called a tax by SCOTUS, is a travesty. THAT is the perfect example of what Communist Vladimir Lenin meant about making the people pay for the rope used to hang them!

     Voters are sadly lulled, believing THE PEOPLE really spoke when President Trump and a GOP majority congress was elected. Because the people spoke loudly they presume the politicians heard them. Did those elected actually hear or do they count on the ignorance of the electorate to keep on the well trod path Obama created over eight years? Keep it simple, stupid, or, keep the simple stupid? 

     Feed slogans to the simple and keep them stupid! NEVER let the voters, the victims of the Obama Care scheme, know what are the issues! NEVER define anything, just play on emotions! 

     Do politicians ask us to bleed our wallets dry to treat illness and injury occurring to the poor? Or are they using emotion concerning the poor to get us to ignorantly agree to more Big Government "health care", perhaps even single payer so everyone can die on waiting lists like our veterans do at the VA?

     Never again allow politicians to fill up a thousand or so pages with rambling thoughts, call it a "law" and demand we knuckle under and pay for it. HEALTH CARE by Webster's definition should be simple and government should not be allowed to obfuscate what is basic. Nor should government presume to invent a new, exceedingly complex definition designed to inflate bureaucracies and control people. In Obama Care, "health care" is defined by the political WHO definition and that is a basic reason why going to the doctor is now an ordeal that many times makes the patient's skin crawl.

     Utterly reject complex political blather. They intend to force us to pay for whatever scheme they devise, in the name of Social Justice, your fair share or some other emotional nonsense only liberals fall for. The politicians' simple definition will be something like, the poor have unbearable "health burdens" so we have to unmercifully tax everyone and everything, to guarantee that none of the poor suffer in the name of fairness. This mantra is the petroleum jelly that eases the pain of unlimited taxation in the name of correcting "disparities" or something else only Social Justice Warriors understand. Exactly what the hell are we paying for that keeps the poor from suffering? Under Obama Care it is a whole lot more than Webster's "health care"!

     WE THE PEOPLE ARE IN CHARGE AND POLITICIANS ARE OUR SERVANTS! DEMAND THAT THEY DEFINE "HEALTH CARE" UP FRONT SO WE ALL KNOW WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT! THEN, AND ONLY THEN, CAN WE THE PEOPLE BE INFORMED ENOUGH TO MAKE RATIONAL DECISIONS ABOUT  WHAT KIND OF "REPLACEMENT" IS ACCEPTABLE IN OUR LIVES. FAILING THAT WE ALL REMAIN IGNORANT AND OUR WALLETS WILL CONTINUALLY BE DRAINED BY THE POWERS OF GUILT INDUCING SLOGANS. ENOUGH ALREADY! 

     LEGALLY DEFINE "HEALTH CARE"!



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The United Nations, Agenda 21, and Socialism

February 16, 2017

By Lewis Shupe, Contributor, FFOA News Network

The United Nations has evolved into a bureaucratic mess whose main goal is to work toward a world government (which they want to control) and to try to find clever ways to get money from America and use the U.S. Armed Forces to help them achieve their ends. When the United States veto in the Security Council was diluted beginning in the 1950s the United States should have left the U.N. immediately. There are numerous small nations that are members of the U.N. and pay no money into their budget (the USA currently pays about 22%) and have almost as much power as the USA. Without a complete restructuring of the U.N. to properly reflect the realities of world geopolitics the United States should exit immediately and help countries directly as the need arises without using the U.N.

During the administration of Barack Obama, the U.N. gained a large foothold in the United States and attempted to install something called Agenda 21. In this they almost succeeded. A Hillary Clinton victory in 2016 would have brought the U.N to your doorstep.  

The 6 Agenda 21 points of emphasis are:

1.         Global Warming/Climate Change
2.         Fear of over population
3.         Goal to Destroy the Free Market system
4.         Cheap Energy is the enemy of the Earth
5.         Common Core Indoctrination
6.         Government Healthcare

Agenda 21 is nothing more than an orchestrated attack on the free market system using Marxist principles to achieve the goals of socialism. It uses manufactured crises to intimidate people and to achieve control over their lives so they can be manipulated into thinking that free markets are the cause of all these problems and will accept the thinking that a world government is the only solution to these problems. Agenda 21 is Marxism in action.

Communism and socialism share the same goals and only differ as to tactics. Communists want to overthrow a government by violent means while socialists want to overthrow a government by infiltration. In free societies, a communist revolution is extremely difficult so the socialist method has been adopted to break down free market countries. The primary goal of all socialists is a world government built upon socialist principles. The fact that socialist systems always fail and always lead to dictatorship does not occur to those committed to the cause since they always believe the next time socialism will work. Socialism’s goal in a free market system is to build up the welfare state until the nation’s economy collapses and then rush in to seize control and install their socialist agenda.
 
You know you are hearing a socialist when he continuously (but often cleverly) plays on these themes: centralization of power; class warfare; redistribution of wealth; the evils of the free market. When you confront a socialist and tell him what he is you will hear a denial and then he will hide under another name – liberal; statist, progressive; (or whatever) – and say he is only trying to help people and make America better. In spite of what they may say, these people do not care one whit about anyone else – their goal is to achieve power and topple the capitalist system. They hate capitalism and want to see it eliminated.

A socialist world government would ultimately turn the entire world into North Korea – everyone except the people in power would be starving. A very small percentage of the American public that is militant, well-funded, politically active and committed to their cause is working hard to see that Americans lose their freedom and will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.

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