Monthly Archives: June 2014

Constitutional Reprieve?

The closing term of the High Court brought about a body of decisions which have revived the hearts of constitutionalists while sending the secular-progressives into a state of malignant candor. None-the-less the greater question, that of a constitutional premise, is still largely ignored or at the very least completely un-resolved.

In its simplest terms I believe that, as to the American form of Constitutionally Mandated Limited Government, it boils down to the simplest filter of all; imposition and the eternal conflict between governance and the extent to which the weapon of government is used to impose upon one the will of another.

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ON AIR with Host Mike Miller of WIMA 1150

The Foundations Weekly OnPoint Series continues with Host Mike Miller of 1150 WIMA in Lima, Ohio and Policy Analyst, Curtis Greco. This week features “IRS Moves Beyond Just Another Scandal; Will it lead to the White House?” This vignette appears throughout the week during Michael’s 6-9 a.m. (ET) Show. Ohio’s In-Tune & In-Touch Host, catch him Live in-market or online at

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Stopping A Lawless President

For a Constitutional Republic to work as intended there must be equity, as to standing, between the various branches of government. Many Americans wonder if it is possible to restore balance and function to our national government and we’ve written extensively on the subject and offered numerous methods.
However I’ve never considered the idea of Congress actually suing another Branch for breach; the idea offers intriguing possibilities and George Will’s article (the link is below) discusses the issue in specific and provocative terms. Although the idea may need to wait until a Republican holds the Oval Office, the merits of the plan are supremely encouraging. I heartily recommend that you read it and spread the link around to your spheres of influence.
Curtis C. Greco, Founder
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Iraq – Wherever the Road Leads

The age old battle of global conquest is itself a contest over predictable outcome; you go were the road leads, you travel the terrain it brings you, feeding on the spoils as you go. The Middle-East contest has never been over the religious beliefs of nomadic tribes. It’s always been over the dominance of external forces whether it be the regional powers imposition of religious imperialism (Shia vs. Sunni) or the nomadic horde of Western and Eastern forces rendering unto themselves the fruits of global conquest under whatever banner, at any given time, that suits the prescribed purpose.
Although, on a decidedly local/regional level, it’s fair to say that the rise of ISIS (as with any of its predecessors) is a perpetual inevitability. As the various interests look to camouflage their respective intent however the current environment is far different, the terrain has changed. It is no longer possible to confine the fallout to the deserts or rocky outcroppings of ancient Palestine, Persia or North Africa; now, with the Middle-East an Arms Merchants showcase of destructive capacity, the fallout is unavoidable and will, with equal fervor, find its maker.
When you believe there’s nothing to lose you have no fear of loss; where there is nothing to gain there is nothing to defend. Extremism takes hold where predators, who believe they’ve nothing to lose, enforce mass-submission of those who are defenseless. Peace and prosperity only appears to follow the victor home; in time the allure of conquests seemingly easy pickings replaces the regiment of restraint and a new just-cause is crafted followed by a new call-to-arms fills the arenas; how foolish. So long as this process is the practice, humans will know no peace and predation will be the road most traveled; in both directions.
The following are a select group of responses to questions/comments received after the original article was published. We believe you will find them of interest.
#1: For the American people, who don’t understand the massive displacement of humans, the unimaginable price of this entire middle-east affair is so difficult to wrap into our 10-15 second attention spans. The immense stores of military hardware (left in Iraq by the U.S.) coupled with the funneling of arms and patronage by Russia/China (thru Iran) and the Arab League (led by Saudi Arabia) has set lose a kinetic force that is so wildly unpredictable as to render the entire matrix of cause and effect to a nearly unintelligible level.
Can the U.S. sit this out? Can we? I believe we should and I believe we can however only if the U.S. takes a position that is decidedly nationalist in perspective (if there’s an interest I’m happy to explain the complexion of the “nationalist” comment). Will the U.S. consider an “about face”? Probably not; the public, in part, is too easily teased into submission and the economics of conflict are still just so universally influential and a great many politicians, from around the globe, are deeply vested in conflict.
Pay close attention to the rhetoric; the Hawks always talk in terms of a symmetrical threat (security or economic) with the only response alternative being to engage; meanwhile all the Doves offer is a discussion on the hawkish behavior of the Hawks! No one appears willing to break ranks with the regime mentality that’s driving the flotilla of stupid; no one dares speak out; “Whoa Sparky, let’s back-off the gaseous-billowing and explore a different set of routines; we may be drinking a bit too much KoolAid!” 
Curtis C. Greco, Founder
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Boarder Politics & Staging Mid-Terms

Defining representative government in terms of Left, Right, Democrat, Republic and so on illustrates just how far afield we’ve come from the founding principal of limited government. This is why Jefferson intuitively understood both the risks of self-government and the mechanisms of reformation;

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrant.”

The President understands quite well the core-value of social-tensions for the express purpose of creating advantage. Case in point: Before joining the Obama Administration, Cecilia Munoz served as Senior Vice President for the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Latino civil rights organization. She has been key in orchestrating the Administrations use of tension-based advocacy and it should, by now, be quite obvious to even the casual observer.

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