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“More Guns, Less Crime” Author John Lott on Gun Control

In Big Brother, Gun Control, John Lott, News, NWO, Other Leaks, Police State, Viral Videos on July 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

07/27/2012

 

“More Guns, Less Crime” author John Lott, in the short amount of time he has to speak, reveals some interesting facts on gun control, including:

  • On U.N. failing to reach agreement on U.N. Arms Trade Treaty – “There’s another Arms Control Treaty on the way, this hasn’t ended.”
  • “Registration on handguns since 1935, they can’t show any crimes that they’ve been able to solve as a result of that.”
  • On proposed assault weapons ban – “No ones found a beneficial effect. Basically they’re banning guns based upon cosmetic features on the outside. A hunting rifle functions the same way as these guns they classify as “assault weapons.”
  • “Every U.S. multiple victim public shooting since 1950 except one, has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry firearms.”

MORE GUNS = LESS CRIME

Eric Cantor Introduces “Repeal ObamaCare Act”

In Economy, Judge Napolitano, News, NWO, Police State, USA, Viral Videos, World Revolution on July 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM

07/10/2012

“In the House we’re committed to making sure that we’re going to do everything we can to make it easier for small businesses to grow and we can see jobs return. That’s why we are bringing up the ObamaCare Repeal Act this week to begin to address those health care costs so more people can keep the health care they like. We are also focusing on the reduction of red tape and putting a moratorium on regulations so that people will finally realize that it’s time to start growing again, that Washington is not always going to get in their way. Before the August recess, we will be passing a bill to stop the tax hikes so that American working families and small businesses know that their taxes won’t go up.”

 

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Facebook Pushes Privacy Limits with New Mobile Ads

In Big Brother, News, NWO, Other Leaks, Science & Technology on July 10, 2012 at 8:29 AM

 

07/09/2012

BusinessInsider:

Facebook will launch a second mobile ad product which will serve ads to users based on which other apps they’ve downloaded onto their phones—raising concerns over privacy, according to the Wall Street Journal:

… ads for apps directly in a users’ News Feed on their mobile devices, whether the consumer has noted an interest in that company or not,

Facebook engineers have built technology that lets the company track what apps people have on their phones and target ads based on that information, these people said.

Previously, Facebook largely served ads keyed by users’ own preferences, friends, and their Likes. Sponsored stories, for instance, Facebook’s first mobile ad product, serves ads triggered by users’ brand mentions in their status updates.

Kim Dotcom: “Hollywood is Trying to Defend an Outdated Business Model”

In Kim Dotcom, News, NWO, Other Leaks, Police State, Science & Technology, Viral Videos on July 4, 2012 at 7:03 PM

07/04/2012

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom tells a New Zealand court that Hollywood is trying to defend an outdated business model.

 

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Judge Napolitano: A Vast New Federal Power

In Judge Napolitano, News, NWO on July 2, 2012 at 6:55 PM

07/02/2012

FOX:

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street, If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.

– The Beatles in “The Taxman”

Of the 17 lawyers who have served as chief justice of the United States, John Marshall — the fourth chief justice — has come to be known as the “Great Chief Justice.” The folks who have given him that title are the progressives who have largely written the history we are taught in government schools. They revere him because he is the intellectual progenitor of federal power. Marshall’s opinions over a 34-year period during the nation’s infancy — expanding federal power at the expense of personal freedom and the sovereignty of the states — set a pattern for federal control of our lives and actually invited Congress to regulate areas of human behavior nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. He was Thomas Jefferson’s cousin, but they rarely spoke. No chief justice in history has so pronouncedly and creatively offered the feds power on a platter as he.

Now he has a rival.

No one can know the true motivations for the idiosyncratic rationale in the health care decision written by Marshall’s current successor, John Roberts. Often five member majorities on the court are fragile, and bizarre compromises are necessary in order to keep a five-member majority from becoming a four-member minority. Perhaps Chief Justice Roberts really means what he wrote — that congressional power to tax is without constitutional limit — and his opinion is a faithful reflection of that view, without a political or legal or intra-court agenda. But that view finds no support in the Constitution or our history. It even contradicts the most famous of Marshall’s big government aphorisms: The power to tax is the power to destroy.

 

The reasoning underlying the 5 to 4 majority opinion is the court’s unprecedented pronouncement that Congress’ power to tax is unlimited. The majority held that the extraction of thousands of dollars per year by the IRS from individuals who do not have health insurance is not a fine, not a punishment, not a payment for government-provided health insurance, not a shared responsibility — all of which the statute says it is — but rather is an inducement in the form of a tax. The majority likened this tax to the federal taxes on tobacco and gasoline, which, it held, are imposed not only to generate revenue but also to discourage smoking and driving. The statute is more than 2,400 pages in length, and it establishes the federal micromanagement of about 16 percent of the national economy. And the court justified it constitutionally by calling it a tax.

A 7 to 2 majority (which excluded two of the progressive justices who joined the chief in rewriting tax law and included the four dissenting justices who would have invalidated the entire statute as beyond the constitutional power of Congress) held that while Congress can regulate commerce, it cannot compel one to engage in commerce. The same majority ruled that Congress cannot force the states to expand Medicaid by establishing state insurance exchanges. It held that the congressional command to establish the exchanges combined with the congressional threat to withhold all Medicaid funds — not just those involved with the exchanges — for failure to establish them would be so harmful to the financial stability of state governments as to be tantamount to an assault on state sovereignty. This leaves the exchanges in limbo, and it is the first judicial recognition that state sovereignty is apparently at the tender mercies of the financial largesse of Congress.

The logic in the majority opinion is the jurisprudential equivalent of passing a camel through the eye of a needle. The logic is so tortured, unexpected and unprecedented that even the law’s most fervent supporters did not make or anticipate the court’s argument in its support. Under the Constitution, a tax must originate in the House (which this law did not), and it must be applied for doing something (like earning income or purchasing tobacco or fuel), not for doing nothing. In all the history of the court, it never has held that a penalty imposed for violating a federal law was really a tax. And it never has converted linguistically the congressional finding of penalty into the judicial declaration of tax, absent finding subterfuge on the part of congressional draftsmanship.

 

I wonder whether the chief justice realizes what he and the progressive wing of the court have done to our freedom. If the feds can tax us for not doing as they have commanded, and if that which is commanded need not be grounded in the Constitution, then there is no constitutional limit to their power, and the ruling that the power to regulate commerce does not encompass the power to compel commerce is mere sophistry.

Even The Beatles understood this.

 

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