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Pelosi on Healthcare: ‘We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it…’

Posted on Mar 10, 2010 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Political Issues

Source: Multiple Sites

This comes from Speaker Pelosi’s speech today before the Legislative Conference for National Association of Counties:

“You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other.  But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket.  Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting.

But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”

Americans are precisely worried they will find out, the hard way, “what is in it,” after it’s been passed. Whence “the controversy.”

Hayden’s Note:

Circulating through several State Legislations right now are bills that require the Constitutional authority to be cited at the beginning of any bill introduced.  This is a very minor requirement, as anyone in the position of passing law should be able to quickly cite the Constitutional authority or context in which their proposed bill derives it’s power. ...

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Bankers Have Engineered the Economic Collapse

Posted on Mar 03, 2010 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Reports on “Radical Right” – Includes Editorial by Hayden

Posted on Mar 02, 2010 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival

Hayden’s Note:

I truly don’t know if I have ever read an article that actually lowered my IQ.  Until now.  After reading this ‘report’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center, I walk away with a sense of being ‘dumbed down.’  The blatant lies, exaggerations and omissions contained herein are staggering and full of hate towards Freedom-seeking, peaceful citizens.  They are branded as racists, terrorists, hate groups, vigilantes, “nativist extremists”, skinheads, etc.

In reality, the mass majority of these “horrible anti-government” people are normal, everyday citizens.  They are Tea Party attendees.  They are retired folks who are saddened by what this country has become.  They are you and me.  They simply want the Government to act within it’s guidelines set forth in the Constitution.  Nothing more, nothing less.  Most of these “radical right-wing groups” simply gather and wave signs.  They seek redress to their grievances about the way this country is being operated.  They see where their money is going and they are worried about their future; their children’s future. 

There are bad apples in every bunch.  But the one or two do not speak for the masses. ...

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How to Legally Refuse to Participate in the Census Survey

Posted on Mar 02, 2010 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden –

Hayden’s Note:

I know this is a lengthy post, but it is incredibly educational.  If nothing else, please scroll down towards the bottom and read the last several paragraphs that detail my plan of attack [To all IRS/DHS listening, that means “non-violent response”] when my Census Form arrives.  Print it out and use it as a template for yourself!

I recently heard someone say the time has come for some civil disobedience and the intrusive nature of the Census makes it the perfect place to start.  I could not agree more. The American people need to draw a line in the sand and tell the reprobates in the federal government we will no longer tolerate their usurpations of power.

If the American people are going to make a stand and go toe to toe with the federal government, then they need a basic understanding of some constitutional principles because these principles are universal and pertain to every power exercised by the federal government.

Constitutional Principles

Principle No. 1. The Constitution established a separation of power between the States and their federal government. ...

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Senate Failure. Chooses to Extend Patriot Act

Posted on Feb 26, 2010 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Political Issues

Source: MSNBC

WASHINGTON – Democrats have retreated from adding new privacy protections to the primary U.S counterterrorism law, stymied by Senate Republicans who argued the changes would weaken terror investigations.

The proposed protections were cast aside when Senate Democrats lacked the necessary 60-vote supermajority to pass them. Dashing the hopes of liberals, the Senate Wednesday night instead passed — by voice vote without debate — a one-year extension of key parts of the USA Patriot Act that would have expired on Sunday.

Thrown away were restrictions and greater scrutiny on the government’s authority to spy on Americans and seize their records.

The House was prepared to approve the extension Thursday, dropping even more extensive privacy protections approved by the House Judiciary Committee.

The Democratic retreat is a political victory for Republicans, who gained new ammunition for their election theme that they can better protect America. The outcome is a major disappointment for Democrats and their liberal allies, including the American Civil Liberties Union, who believe the Patriot Act fails to protect Americans’ privacy and gives the government too much authority to spy on Americans and seize their property....

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The Snitch in Your Pocket

Posted on Feb 22, 2010 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Science & Technology

Source: NewsWeek

Law enforcement is tracking Americans’ cell phones in real time—without the benefit of a warrant.

Amid all the furor over the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program a few years ago, a mini-revolt was brewing over another type of federal snooping that was getting no public attention at all. Federal prosecutors were seeking what seemed to be unusually sensitive records: internal data from telecommunications companies that showed the locations of their customers’ cell phones—sometimes in real time, sometimes after the fact. The prosecutors said they needed the records to trace the movements of suspected drug traffickers, human smugglers, even corrupt public officials. But many federal magistrates—whose job is to sign off on search warrants and handle other routine court duties—were spooked by the requests. Some in New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas balked. Prosecutors “were using the cell phone as a surreptitious tracking device,” said Stephen W. Smith, a federal magistrate in Houston. “And I started asking the U.S. Attorney’s Office, ‘What is the legal authority for this? What is the legal standard for getting this information?’ ”

Those questions are now at the core of a constitutional clash between President Obama’s Justice Department and civil libertarians alarmed by what they see as the government’s relentless intrusion into the private lives of citizens....

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Rest in Peace, Mr. Stack – an Editorial by Larken Rose

Posted on Feb 19, 2010 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Featured Articles

Hayden’s Note:

The following is an editorial written by Larken Rose.  Rose has written several books, including novels about politics and the American tax system.  I offer his editorial as a counterpoint to what FOX, CNN and the rest of MainStream Media will offer.

Question More.


Thursday,  February  18,  2010
Rest in Peace, Mr. Stack
Earlier today, a victim of the largest extortion racket in the world struck back, giving up his life in the process. The control freaks, and their propagandists who pretend to be “reporters,” will no doubt spend the next few weeks demonizing the man, or painting him as crazy. You can decide for yourself if this was the case. As best I can tell, today Joseph Stack burned down his house, and then crashed his plane into the Austin, Texas offices of the IRS. We don’t need to ponder the reason, because he told us why, in a suicide note, which can be read here:
I found reading the note very disturbing, mainly because Mr. Stack was obviously far more intelligent, and more in touch with reality, than the vast majority of Americans....

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Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act with Teeth

Posted on Feb 18, 2010 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Global & National News

by Michael Boldin

Wyoming Bill Seeks to Combat Federal Distortions of Commerce Clause, 2nd Amendment – Includes Penalties of up to Two Years in Prison for Federal Agents Violating the Law.

Wyoming State Representative Allen Jaggi has introduced a “Firearms Freedom Act” (FFA) for the state – it’s filed as House Bill 95 (HB95).

While the FFA’s title focuses on gun regulations, it has far more to do with the federal violations of the commerce clause, which D.C. has used as an excuse to prohibit and regulate everything from wheat, to marijuana to guns.

If passed, the will would provide “that specified firearms that are manufactured, sold, purchased, possessed and used exclusively within Wyoming shall be exempt from federal regulation, including registration requirements”

Some supporters of the legislation say that a successful application of such a state-law would set a strong precedent and open the door for states to take their own positions on a wide range of other activities that they see as not being authorized to the Federal Government by the Constitution.

Wyoming joins 21 other states considering similar legislation – including New Hampshire, Virginia and Missouri....

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War Mongering Neo-Cons Need Not Apply to Tea Party

Posted on Feb 18, 2010 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues

Hayden’s Note:

Dear Republicans, Conservatives and GOP Members,

Get your own party and stop trying to hijack my Tea Party!

The Tea Party Movement is made up of Libertarians, Constitutionalists and lovers of Freedom.

We don’t want you.  You are nothing but a War Mongering, Corporate Neo-Con, easily distracted by the Left / Right paradigm.

Get your own ideals. Development your OWN opinion.  Forge your own identity and stop trying to ride the wagon of our success simply because you’re scared.

Sarah Palin is not a Libertarian.  Glenn Beck is not a Patriot.  Rush Limbaugh is not a part of the Tea party.

They are riding the coat tails of our success and try and pass themselves off as patriots.  But they are simply corporate whores, nothing else.


Kevin Hayden

Source: Raw Story

Revelations about the connections between a Republican lobbying firm with a long history of astroturfing and one of the two main factions of “Tea Party” protesters are raising fresh concerns that the GOP has successfully hijacked the right-wing Tea Party movement.

A Libertarian political consultant interviewed by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow agrees that in many places the tea partiers’ struggle against being coopted is already “a lost cause.”

“In some places it’s being fought out,” Stephen Gordon told Maddow on Tuesday....

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Obama Threatens Congress Yet Again, Will Issue Executive Orders to Fulfill his Agenda

Posted on Feb 15, 2010 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Political Issues

Source: NY Times

With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities.

Hayden’s Note:

Sure, to hell with Congress and what the American people want.  President Obama reminds me of a small child on the playground.  When the other kids wouldn’t pick him to play on the team, he begins to cry and takes his ball home, leaving everyone to suffer.

When he calls upon Congress to unite and throws around the term, ‘bipartisan’ in every other sentence, he is whining and about to start crying in the adult playground of Capital Hill.  He is threatening Congress to pass HIS agenda or else…  Or else he’ll take his ball home and everyone suffers.

If Mr. Obama actually makes good on his threats, I can think of no other word to describe him but treasonous.  Maybe evil?  He has already threatened Congress in using his powers to appoint and confirm his nominees while they are out of session and they succumbed to his threats like scared little men. ...

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Oklahoma Congressman Wants to Kick FCC Out of State Business

Posted on Jan 28, 2010 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Featured Articles


OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Charles Key wants state law to stop federal interference with low-power radio stations.

Hayden’s Note:

[*standing ovation for Oklahoma, once again*  Oklahoma leads the way in a number of “10th Amendment assertions” and I am starting to realize moving to Oklahoma might not have been such a bad idea after all!]

The Oklahoma City Republican submitted House Bill 2812 to allow low-power broadcast despite Federal Communications Commission authority effective Nov. 1.

The “Communications Freedom Act” would give stations that are not interfering with existing signals authority to broadcast without federal license.

“The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma declares that: A transmission of energy, communications or signals by radio originating inside the State of Oklahoma, that has not been proven and adjudicated by the Oklahoma court system or the Federal court system to specifically be causing, or to have caused quantifiable harm to, or interference with the transmission or reception of energy, communications or signals from: a.) within Oklahoma to any place beyond its borders. b.) any place beyond the borders of Oklahoma to any place within Oklahoma, or c.) or to places beyond the borders of Oklahoma; is not intended to be involved in interstate commerce.”

It specifies “a transmission of energy, communications or signals by radio” that is noncommercial is “not intended to be involved in interstate commerce” or is not meant to affect interstate commerce....

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Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act – HB 2884

Posted on Jan 17, 2010 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Featured Articles

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – A bill has been introduced in the Oklahoma legislature to protect the Second Amendment rights of the state’s citizens.  

House Bill 2884, creates the “Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act,” which declares that a “personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Oklahoma and that remains within the borders of Oklahoma is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.”

The legislation notes that regulation of intrastate commerce is vested in the states under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and that Article II, Section 26, of the Oklahoma Constitution “clearly secures to Oklahoma citizens, and prohibits interference with, the right of individual Oklahoma citizens to keep and bear arms.”

As a result, under the bill, guns manufactured in Oklahoma and sold to citizens of the state would not be subject to federal regulations since “those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.”

Applicable firearms will be required to clearly display “Made in Oklahoma” on a major metallic part....

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