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The Color of Representative Democracy

Laying waste to the spirit of Representative Governance, particularly as refined by Lincoln’s “Proclamation” and no less, the 14th Amendment, seems to be the only purpose of Politicized America where passing laws to both mask a political preference or legislative barb has rendered contemporary government still born or, at best, a haven for predators. And, quite frankly, much of the legal system fairs no better.

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U.S. Appeals Court Reverses Its Own Ruling on Concealed-Carry

One might be repelled by the thought of a person carrying a gun or see it as inviting or expressing an unnecessary provocation, but the fact remains that the 2nd Amendment, once again affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court as recently as 2008, categorically affirms the “…right to keep and bear arms” as being absolute. More importantly, this action by the Court, is yet another example of Political Bias being imposed on the Public through the Court System and yet another grotesque distortion of the U.S. Constitution.

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Domestic Terror; an Intelligence Problem?

Americans need to understand that no amount of Intelligence will defend against a willing threat targeting an unprotected target or a target unwilling to defend itself. Believing in the theory that surrendering individual liberties, freedoms and unalienable rights will be an adequate substitute for personal defense is equally specious.

The burden of true security rest solely on the individual, and by extension, a national collective of individuals; the American people watching-out for each other by being ever-vigilant in the defense of one another’s freedoms and liberties. Though one might expect the Government to litigate these on your behalf, never ever fall into the trap of believing they will defend or assert them.

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Bill of Rights and the Silent 9th

As the detachment of the American people from their unalienable rights continues under the mythological premise of national security drones – the likes of Pat Leahy (D-VT) as an example – promise you the preservation of freedom so long as you surrender liberty. Let’s get this straight; there is no such thing as National Security if the price is the surrender of your most basic liberties. End of story! Key amendments such as the First thru Fifth are precious however there is one, I challenge, that is just as critical:

“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage other retained by the people.”

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Under God and The Lowest Possible Common Denominator

Again the infant mind of the narcissist pairs-up with an ignorant voice as, under the cover of Religious Liberty, a pleading is being prepared for for an all-out assault on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Constitution pleading that “Under God” (as it appears in the Pledge of Allegiance) is an issue of discrimination. Again the Lowest Possible Common Denominator is being used as a weapon and it remains to be seen whether the Courts will act appropriately.  

First, I believe we must first reacquaint ourselves with often forgotten or mostly ignored principles of American Representative Government: (1) The context of “representative”, (2) The standing of Government and (3) Those Freedoms not only reserved by the People but those which the Gov’t may not offend.  

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