Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Principle of Secession Historically Traced

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THE political theory on which the Southern states in 1860 and 1861 based their right to withdraw from the Union was not the sudden creation of any one man, or of any one group of men. Like other ideas that have played a prominent part in history, it was a gradual evolution from earlier and less elaborate conceptions. Its history runs back to colonial days, and its origin may be traced in the desire for independent action which led the early settlers into the wilderness. This was the guiding impulse in their long struggle against external control. Sometimes this struggle was against political control, sometimes against religious, sometimes against commercial.

Usually it was directed against what might roughly be called the central government of their day—parliament and the king; and when other measures failed, it finally took the form of definite separation and independence. Occasionally the struggle was local, growing out of discontent with the government of some particular colony, and resulting either in open resistance, as in the case of Bacon’s rebellion, or in the more or less peaceful withdrawal of a portion of the inhabitants and the founding of new and separately organized communities, as in the case of Connecticut and Rhode Island. On other occasions the dissatisfaction in the older colonies was largely economic and the withdrawal took the form of that western movement in search of better opportunities which laid the foundation of future states across the Alleghany Mountains.

NC: Wanted: Illegal Alien Charged With More Than 60 Child Sexual Assaults

Via comment by Anonymous on SC: 70% think the Confederate flag should still be... via Ninety Miles From Tyranny 

 Antonio Basilio Vico

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Antonio Basilio Vico, 37, who has been charged with a total of 66 counts of child sex crimes.

Vico is charged with 22 counts each of rape of a child, sexual offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child. All of the offenses were committed against a single victim…an 11-year-old girl, according to the sheriff’s office.

Vico is still at-large at this time.

Vico is described as 5’4″ tall, weighing around 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Ha! :) Ann Coulter: I’m Going to Carve Trump’s Likeness in Mount Rushmore With My Bare Bleeding Hands

Via Billy

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Today, I will be flying to Rapid City, South Dakota, renting a car, and driving to Mt. Rushmore, where I plan to scale the monument & …with my bare and bleeding hands carve Trump’s likeness into the open space between Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, over Lincoln because … …Trump, God bless him, had the wisdom & grace to tell a crowd in South Carolina—– in South Carolina! — … that Lindsey Graham was "a disgrace," "a nutjob," and "one of the dumbest human beings.

Obama SCOTUS Appointment Will Neuter Gun Rights

Via Michael 



This truth is not lost on anyone noting Obama’s radical record and the efforts his regime have made in the last 7 years restricting and harming inalienable rights.


The reason there is such fear among so many Americans over the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, is the very real threat that we now face under the color of law upon what remains of our liberties.

Gun Rights Would Not Survive an Obama-appointment to the Supreme Court


By now, you have no doubt heard that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on Saturday.

His pro-gun leadership on the Court will be sorely missed.

But we are now in the fight for our lives, as President Obama will try to nominate a replacement to change the balance of the Court.

When ABC’s George Stephanopoulos quizzed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over Scalia’s replacement, the Senator suggested that our Second Amendment rights are “hanging in the balance.”

Cruz is right.


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University of Texas begrudgingly allows guns in classrooms

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Concealed handguns will be allowed in University of Texas classrooms but generally banned from dorms under rules begrudgingly approved Wednesday by the school's president, whose hand was forced by a new state law.

Like many who study or work at the school in liberal Austin, President Greg Fenves opposes allowing guns on the roughly 50,000-student campus. Texas' universities had been gun-free zones under the state's previous concealed handgun laws, but the Republican-dominated Legislature voted last year to force public universities to allow license holders to bring their guns to campus starting Aug. 1.

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SC: 70% think the Confederate flag should still be flying over the State Capitol

Via Billy


Maybe I should move one state down. :)
70% think the Confederate flag should still be flying over the State Capital [sic], to only 20% who agree with it being taken down. In fact 38% of Trump voters say they wish the South had won the Civil War to only 24% glad the North won and 38% who aren’t sure. Overall just 36% of Republican primary voters in the state are glad the North emerged victorious to 30% for the South, but Trump’s the only one whose supporters actually wish the South had won.

-By an 80/9 spread, Trump voters support his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. In fact 31% would support a ban on homosexuals entering the United States as well, something no more than 17% of anyone else’s voters think is a good idea. There’s also 62/23 support among Trump voters for creating a national database of Muslims and 40/36 support for shutting down all the mosques in the United States, something no one else’s voters back. Only 44% of Trump voters think the practice of Islam should even be legal at all in the United States, to 33% who think it should be illegal.

No Senator Cruz, Donald Trump does NOT want Single Payer health care.

Via Frank

Included in the link is a quote from a Trump book:

Quote: "Most importantly when it comes to the vast majority of Americans this is what Mr. Trump actually says at the end of chapter 7 of “Crippled America” and I quote:

“The government doesn’t belong in health care except at the very last resort. The main way the government should be involved is to make sure the insurance companies (not a top down, authoritative single payer health care system) are financially strong so that if there is a catastrophic event or they make some kind of miscalculation, they have the resources they need to handle it.”

Mr. Trump also says in the beginning of chapter 7 of “Time To Get Tough” and I quote:

“..we still need a plan to bring down health care costs and to make health care insurance (not a top down, authoritative Single Payer health care system) more affordable for everyone. It starts with increasing competition between insurance companies. Competition makes everything better and more affordable.”


 I have been studying health care policy for 20 years now. I am also a multi-state licensed health insurance broker who continues to operate in an increasingly less competitive and more bureaucratically controlled system on both the federal and state level. During the last 20 years I have seen a lot of changes in the U.S. health care system. Some of them good (HIPAA) and some bad (Reagan’s EMTALA) the PPACA a.k.a. “Obamacare” etc.

Betrayal: The First Slices

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Most breakings of important political promises are achieved through that ol’ debbil gradualism:
slicing ever-so-thin slices off the promise, slowly, steadily, until an unsustainable tag end is all that remains. Once that end sits in full view, the promise-breaker can simply say “we can no longer defend this stance in the light of all these other developments.” It won’t get him perfect absolution – especially not from those who remembered who engineered the “other developments” – but it will usually get him past the Sturm und Drang to the next election...and in politics, that’s all that matters.

The death of Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was immediately followed by pronouncements from prominent Republicans in the Senate that no new Justice would be confirmed to take Scalia’s place until after the inauguration of a new president. Many on the Right were relieved by those pronouncements...until they reflected on the natures and past behavior of those making them. 

 Even faster than we’d expected for the GOPe to spread their wrinkled cheeks for Obongo’s man meat, and we weren’t exactly expecting much of any resistance at all.

Donald Trump's Response To Obama Saying He'll Never Be President

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Was Scalia murdered? Forget “Conspiracy Theory.” This is Real.



Let’s jump right in with quotes from the Washington Post, 2/15, “Conspiracy theories swirl around the death of Antonin Scalia”. The Post published extraordinary statements from the Facebook page of “William O. Ritchie, former head of criminal investigations for D.C. police”:

“As a former homicide commander, I am stunned that no autopsy was ordered for Justice Scalia.”

“You have a Supreme Court Justice who died, not in attendance of a physician. You have a non-homicide trained US Marshal tell the justice of peace that no foul play was observed. You have a justice of the peace pronounce death while not being on the scene and without any medical training opining that the justice died of a heart attack. What medical proof exists of a myocardial Infarction?

Why not a cerebral hemorrhage?”

“How can the Marshal say, without a thorough post mortem, that he was not injected with an illegal substance that would simulate a heart attack…”

“Did the US Marshal check for petechial hemorrhage in his eyes or under his lips that would have suggested suffocation? Did the US Marshal smell his breath for any unusual odor that might suggest poisoning? My gut tells me there is something fishy going on in Texas.”

If this isn’t enough, the Post goes on: