Archive for December, 2018

The Hills (And The Nazis) Are Alive…

21 December 2018

“I firmly believe the [Constitution] permits indicting a sitting president, but if DOJ disagrees, indicting his children, the Trump Org & Foundation for their roles in wrongdoing is a great alternative — or addition.” —Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks

I see SOMEONE was paying attention to how the Nazis controlled their officers!

-Pateratic

The right of the people… are at the whim of the president.

21 December 2018

I have a question for all those constitutional lawyers wandering the country: how is it that the federal government has been able to modify the 2nd amendment through executive and legislative fiat? Since it is a constitutional amendment, aren’t the same hurdles to amendment in place for the second amendment as for all others?

Article. V of the constitution says

“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.”

Show me in Article V where any tie-in to taxation gives the federal government authority to modify parts of the constitution (the mode by which the NFA of 1934 was made “law”)? Do you see some mention of interstate commerce giving the federal government the power modify the constitution (the vehicle by which the GCA of 1968 was foisted on we, the people)? How about executive fiat (the methods for the “Assault” Weapon Ban of 1994 and Trump’s new Bump Stock Ban)? Doesn’t the second amendment very succinctly state that the right of the people to keep and bear arms will not be infringed? Seems to be a whole lot of extra-constitutional infringement going on.

I, for one, am sick ad tired of these creative abuses of law. I’m sick and tired of elected REPRESENTATIVES believing they are our RULERS. Any true constitutional scholar would see through these acts on their face – but the government, instead, looks to other facets of the constitution to justify their acts, and wrap the state’s tentacles over ever more of your life while further limiting any ability to defend yourself against it. Remember all the warnings from our forefathers regarding standing armies. Who has and controls them now?

I fear for future generations, especially since they have been molded by the apparatchik of the public schools. We’re already seeing the fruits of their labors in today’s young adults – second or third generation products of the modern public schools system.

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

So much for well-meaning intentions vs. the machinations of a body addicted to power and bent on dominating others…

-Pateratic

Where not to go for legal advice…

18 December 2018

“To all the trump supporters who follow me who I have no desire to spend my time blocking, indictments are not fake news. They are proof of criminal activity. These are facts. Everyone is the presidents circle is a criminal because they all work for one.” —Chelsea Handler

In•dict
/inˈdīt/
verb
Origin: North America
formally accuse of or charge with a serious crime.

They’re not proof, genius. They’re accusations.

-Pateratic