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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 am

Mr. Barrow’s comment in “Comments of the Day,” Aug. 29, stating that voting is how we get rid of an oppressive federal government, would be true if we were in the representative republic that our forefathers envisioned.

Being a liberal, Mr. Barrow has no complaint about what’s happening to America, other than it’s not happening fast enough.

For myself, I believe in a small, efficient government that holds taxes to a minimum, is responsive to the people who created it and that believes in a free market system — now non-existent and has no representation. Take, for example, the younger Bush years (the elder wasn’t much better). For six years, the Republicans who say they’re for what I want held all three branches of government, yet Bush Jr. enlarged the federal government more than any president before him. And just as Hoover prepared the way for FDR, so did Bush for Obama.

No one wants armed rebellion as our forefathers had to endure, and they were smart enough to give us a way out. For years I’ve written Letters to the Editor advocating a return to the principles of the Constitution, and that states, which created the federal model, have the authority from those principles to act in case their creation became oppressive.

Thomas Jefferson wrote, “That government is best which governs least ... If we are directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we will soon want for bread.”

The Constitution gives state governments the power to rein in a federal government gone wrong. Let’s follow it or we will soon “want for bread!”

Ron Portal

Lodi

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30 comments:

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 4:45 pm on Tue, Sep 17, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    Actually there are 4 Mike. Yourself, Ms. Bobin, Mr. Lucas and Mr. Barrow. Considering the fact that today is Constitution Day perhaps you can explain how arming AlQueda isn't treason as defined by Article III Section 3 clause 1. [sleeping]

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 3:31 pm on Tue, Sep 17, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1271

    And now the tally of people who don't understand the Constitution on this thread is 2.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 10:24 pm on Mon, Sep 16, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    I merely asked Ms. Bobbin two questions, "Did you know that the National Black Republican Association (NBRA) filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama?"  And   "Are they racist?"

    She decided to avoid the questions rather than make a fool of herself.
    [sleeping]

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 6:28 pm on Mon, Sep 16, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1271

    Poor andrew. For all the posturing, big words hundreds of stolen intellectual property....
    "In the Senate, which tries the actual case, it would be extremely difficult to get 67 Senators to convict Obama. From a pure numbers standpoint, it would be a pointless exercise" What part didn't you understand Mike?"
    A more exact (and answeralbe) question might be put to andrew as he can't get any traction for his latest hairbrained scheme and pointless exercise:
    "Did you know that the National Black Republican Association (NBRA) filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama? " Let's explore andrew's lack of knowledge on this particular claim:
    1. Is every member of the NBRA a member of Congress (Representatives or
    Senators)?
    2. Is every African American member of Congress a member of NBRA?
    3. Is there a roster of members of the NBRA available to be cross referrenced
    against sitting members of Congress, more precisely. currently members of
    the House of Representatives?
    4. Knowing andrew believes is is an expert in all things constitutional (well
    copying and pasting sections of the Constitution that is, I've called into queston
    his actual comprehension several times and he has yet to provide) back to my
    querry, can you have someone locate in the Constitution for you, the part
    which states that articles of impeachment are written up and submitted by
    NBRA? Is this new? Was there a 28th or 29th ammendment everyone is
    unaware of which states that the NBRA draws up and submits articles of
    impeachment for elected federal office holders?
    See, this is why you shouldn't be copying stuff and posting it here. You only demonstrate time and again your lack of government knowledge. I mean seniiors in high school know this better than you.
    Can someone here get the miniturized version of the US Constitution away from andrew? There are lot's of part HE doesn't understand starting with "We the People.....

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 1:35 pm on Mon, Sep 16, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    Please explain Article III Section 3 clause 1 to us then Mike. If arming AlQueda isn't providing aid to the enemy I don't know what is. [sleeping]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 1:30 pm on Mon, Sep 16, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    Mike, You were the one who said, "maybe one of the lunatic fringe congressmen you have copied and pasted can introduce articles of impeachment" completely ovlivious to the fact that this has already been done 11/2 years ago. [sleeping]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 1:22 pm on Mon, Sep 16, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    "In the Senate, which tries the actual case, it would be extremely difficult to get 67 Senators to convict Obama. From a pure numbers standpoint, it would be a pointless exercise" What part didn't you understand Mike? [sleeping]

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 1:57 pm on Sun, Sep 15, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1271

    Joanne: the President isn't being arrested, even though an ad hoc group of African Americans were brought together with the purpose of "supporting" impeachment, along with another member of congress who is a Libertarian, who is also African American, and has called for his impeachment.

    Don't you find it odd that it took this "group of stalwart" African Americans and this "rising" star of the Democratic party, what 5 or 6 years? So we have several members of the House of Representatives, any of who could bring charges against President Obama,yet, none of them have.

    And, according to andrew - take it to mean -it came from andrew, articles of impeachment were filed a year and a half ago. But since that time, those articles have not moved one bit. If andrew was more objective, he, like other "normal" people can see that impeachment of this President is dead unless the gop wins the Senate.

    And accusing you of "intellectual laziness"...well, the members of congress he listed clearly lack the "umph" needed to introduce and pursue a motion through the House of Representatives, and his only other source of unhappiness among African American democratic members of the House is actually a libertarian. The main problem with andrew when he starts throwing names he's copied off of infowars is that with the tiniest scratching, completely different evidence comes up to show deicit and lies..

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 11:32 am on Sun, Sep 15, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1271

    "Lakesha Rogers is an American political activist in the Lyndon LaRouche Youth Movement and former Democratic candidate for Texas's 22nd congressional district. Rogers, an African American, is a follower of Lyndon LaRouche and his LaRouche movement." (Google)

    "Charlotte, N.C. -- Last week, Texas Democrats sent more than 300 delegates to represent the Lone Star State at the Democratic National Convention. But Kesha Rogers, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress for Texas's 22nd District, was notably absent.

    "She's not here in a lot of different ways," Gilberto Hinojosa, chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, said sarcastically.'

    'But Rogers is a follower of Lyndon Larouche, who heads the fringe political movement that bears his name. Over his long career, LaRouche, who is 90, has been called the leader of a political cult, labeled an anti-Semite by the Anti-Defamation League, run for the Democratic nomination for president repeatedly and unsuccessfully, and convicted of mail fraud."
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/kesha-rogers-texas-democrat-obama_n_1873476.html

    What is more pathetic? That you can only find one African American at a time that doesn't support the President or that the ONE you did find isn't really a Democrat at all? Pathetic and weak. But typical.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 11:26 am on Sun, Sep 15, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1271

    I guess that as long as you continue to steal from others and pass it off as your own, that will have to suffice. You should have noticed (SHOULD have noticed) that it's your theft and not the content.

    As long as you continue to plagiarize the work of others, you will get the respect you merit.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 11:23 am on Sun, Sep 15, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1271

    So it has been introduced.....and has wallowed since 3-7-12.
    Things don't look good. Let me guess...all the nuts you listed before authored it or are only one or two gonna take the blame?

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 11:22 am on Sun, Sep 15, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1271

    Yes..... keeping digging.

    Now we know there are two people who don't understand the Constitution.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 7:18 am on Sat, Sep 14, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    Brian understands that arming AlQueda in direct violation of Article III Section 3 clause 1 of our Constitution is treason.

    Why can't you?
    [sleeping]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 6:50 am on Sat, Sep 14, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    Texas Democrat Kesha Rogers wants Barack Obama impeached as well. [sleeping]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljFbFB3XSXk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 5:48 am on Sat, Sep 14, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1271

    "Did you know that the National Black Republican Association (NBRA) filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama?"

    What really has everyone ROFLMAO is that someone thinks this matters when in fact, this is a very small number of people, even among the dying GOP. The GOP foolishly thinks that touting this small, out of touch group of African Americans is some sort of bell weather. It's not. It's just a small number of people (a very small number of people anyway you look at it) who have just passed on the normal flatulence the GOP produces daily. In fact, the GOP wouldn't even mention this if it didn't involve African Americans.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 10:09 pm on Fri, Sep 13, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    House Concurrent Resolution 107 was introduced on March 7 of 2012 Mike.
    [sleeping]

    Try to catch up.

    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.CON.RES.107:[sleeping]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 10:03 pm on Fri, Sep 13, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

     In the Senate, which tries the actual case, it would be extremely difficult to get 67 Senators to convict Obama. From a pure numbers standpoint, it would be a pointless exercise. 
    [sleeping]

    Did you know that the National Black Republican Association (NBRA) filed Articles of Impeachment against President Barack Obama?  

    Are they racist Ms. Bobbin? ROFLMAO![lol]

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 6:52 pm on Fri, Sep 13, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1271

    9-13-13
    1105
    No, you have provided a copy and pasted post with information of questionable origin and hence fact , along with the names of the lunatic fringe of the GOP.

    And this is all you can find?

    Again.....maybe one of the lunatic fringe congressmen you have copied and pasted can introduce articles of impeachment. Give them a call.....catch them when they aren't drunk or high or shooting at the neighbor kid's kittens over the fence. Until then, you are not doing anything.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 5:11 pm on Fri, Sep 13, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4313

    So, Mr. Liebich, WHY IS THE PRESIDENT NOT BEING ARRESTED????

    Go do it.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 1:34 pm on Fri, Sep 13, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4313

    Here's what we get from the intelligentsia:

    Unfortunately, as you know, there are many willfully ignorant and mentally oblivious morons who frequent this forum. Personally, I'm continually amazed at their willingness to trumpet their own stupidity.

    The level of cognitive dissonance displayed by the Obamanoids, who frequent this forum is simply mind boggling...

    The 2006 movie Idiocracy, which depicted a dystopic futuristic society populated by morons, is already unfolding...

    The funding of terrorists by the Obama Administration is a fact Ms. Bobin. A fact you continue to fail miserably to grasp.

    An Obamanoids never ending desire to trumpet their own stupidty is truly amazing.

    Is there any hope for these dopes?

    I wonder if those with minds of mush are capable of answering one simple question...

    I forgot you once took a class in "critical thinking". I never meant to insult a mental giant such as yourself.

    Good grief. Does your cognitive dissonance ever stop? As I stated earlier, your mind is made of mush.

    Why do our resident minds of mush have absolutely nothing to say about

    Thank you for your willingness to actually help substantiate my position that Mr. XYZ has a mind of mush.

    Welcome to the latest festival of ignorance.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 9:26 am on Fri, Sep 13, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    I'm sure we will soon be treated to yet another pathetic ad hominem instead. [rolleyes]

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:54 am on Fri, Sep 13, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2744

    Mike Adams stated:

    Great... another stolen article andrew is trying to pass off as if he actually wrote it!

    -Chuckle,

    In other words. Mike Adams can't dispute his findings.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:53 am on Fri, Sep 13, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    Is arming AlQueda in direct violation of Article III Section 3 clause 1 of our Constitution the "correct direction"?
    [sleeping]

    I was under the impression that our President swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:55 pm on Thu, Sep 12, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    I provided 30 examples where President Obama has clearly broken his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. 

    Unable to acknowledge these clearly impeachable Constitutional violations you decided to respond with your usual absurdity...

     "The above purloined prose appears several places on the internet, all from conspiracy sites and those sites that pretend to be real websites and newspapers and tv networks."

    I then provided 4 mainstream media sources clearly substantiating the fact that the 30 examples AREN'T "all from conspiracy sites and those sites that pretend to be real websites and newspapers and tv networks" 

    And again you regurgitate the absurdity...

    "The above purloined prose appears several places on the internet, all from conspiracy sites and those sites that pretend to be real websites and newspapers and tv networks.....it always boils down to YouTube and conspiracy sites, You can list all the legitimate sources you want. Reporting on the nutty and fringe ideas of others doesn't mean that it is an endorsement of the allegations contained there in."

    Are you kidding me? Never mind...

    P.S. The United States has now officially announced it is delivering “lethal aid” to the “rebels” in Syria. A direct violation of Article III Section 3 clause 1.  

    Is the Washington Post another "conspiracy site that pretend to be a real website and newspaper" Mike? 

      ROFLMAO... [lol][lol][lol][yawn]

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 6:20 pm on Thu, Sep 12, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1271

    I guess you can only copy, you can't read what it is. If you could have read my post, you would have read the following leading off the 3rd paragraph:
    "The above purloined prose appears several places on the internet, all from conspiracy sites and those sites that pretend to be real websites and newspapers and tv networks.....it always boils down to YouTube and conspiracy sites,"

    You can list all the legitimate sources you want. Reporting on the nutty and fringe ideas of others doesn't mean that it is an endorsement of the allegations contained there in.

    As to your list of "nutty" Congressmen and women, let me say this:
    Most of the people you have listed have been vetted by the media (the real media, not the stuff you look at, unless you are just stealing content) as nothing more than republican fringe elements that aren't even close to being mainstream and their presence in the GOP is going to cause it's ultimate demise (something I am rooting for). Michele Bachmann. Really? If she was a an influential voice she would be president now. Even the GOP apparently don't see much since she didn't even get the nomination and dropped out very early in the race.

    I also told you some time ago that copying and pasting the names of prominent people and associating them with your fringe ideas does not give your position any additional weight.

    "The fact of the matter is, despite your wilfull ignorance, the momentum to remove the president is growing rapidly, as almost every day another lawmaker raises the possibility of impeaching President Obama."

    Wilfull ignorance? Look who's talking. This is a dream that resides primarily in the hearts of your lunatic fringe roll in your post. The GOP would love to get a majority in the senate. This is not new. What is wilfull ignorance is that you think it will happen.

    SIMON: DON'T DELETE THIS. I WILL POST IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 3:59 pm on Thu, Sep 12, 2013.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1342

    Being a liberal, Mr. Barrow has no complaint about what’s happening to America, other than it’s not happening fast enough.

    Ron you say that like it's a bad thing what I think is that the country is headed in the correct direction, we have survived the Bush years, Hillary will win in 2016, we will eventually have universal healthcare. Everybody's houses are appreciating our 401ks are increasing, business is doing well, unemployment continues to decline and thank goodness the republican party is imploding. Yes can we please speed this thing up???
    Sure you have an opinion of how our government should look but I challenge you to point to a section in the Constitutions that supports that opinion. I can find nowhere in the document that refers to scope. What it does say is that elected officials shall speak for the majority of citizens and the supreme court will protect the minority. If you think you are not being represented fairly I suggest you take it up with them.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 12:13 am on Thu, Sep 12, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    Good grief Mike, even Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin has called for Obama’s removal.

    Just curious... Is ABCNews a "conspiracy theory" website? 

    http://abcnews.go.com/politics/t/blogEntry?id=20025110&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Ftablet%2Fs%3B_ylt%3DA0oGkkobWDFSUzMA6HzBGOd_%3Fp%3Dimpeachment%2BObama%26fr%3Dipad%26pstart%3D1%26b%3D11

    How about Politico?

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/tom-coburn-obama-impeachment-95822.html

    The Huffington Post?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/bill-flores-obama-impeachment_n_3881118.htmlqw

    The Christian Science Monitor?

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Wire/2013/0823/GOP-senator-says-Obama-close-to-impeachment.-True

    The fact of the matter is, despite your wilfull ignorance, the momentum to remove the president is growing rapidly, as almost every day another lawmaker raises the possibility of impeaching President Obama.

    Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, who was speaking at a recent town hall meeting is actually the 15th member of Congress to address the idea.

    The others are Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.; Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep.Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Blake Farenthold,R-Texas; Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Sen. TimScott, R-S.C.; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas;Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla.; Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa;and Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 7:00 pm on Wed, Sep 11, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1271

    Great... another stolen article andrew is trying to pass off as if he actually wrote it!

    As others have suggested here previously (myself too....) why don't you go to Washington DC and arrest the President so he can be impeached. Really. I think at this point, there is nothing that you can do. That's not the protocol for filing impeachments, but I'm sure you can find a member of the House of Representatives to file those papers for you. I'm sure you'll make an excellent case, oops, I'm sorry, I forgot you didn't write the post above. Well, just kind of stay mum on that OK?

    The above purloined prose appears several places on the internet, all from conspiracy sites and those sites that pretend to be real websites and newspapers and tv networks.....it always boils down to YouTube and conspiracy sites, I'm fairly certain, that any member of the House will laugh at you and your volumes of copied anti-Obama rants by other conspiracy theorists like yourself. He (or she) will then call the Secret Service, the Park Police, or what ever agency handles security at the capital building. If you're lucky, maybe you'll get a nice bed with three hot meals a day, well for at least 72 hours you will.

    And if I might say, Mr. Portal's letter doesn't even seem terribly nutty. Got the blame for the economy in the right spot. Maybe some other conservatives can turn off limbaugh and hannity and get their stories straight as well.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 10:36 am on Wed, Sep 11, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2693

    Updated 8/30/13 “I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution.”  Barrack Hussein Obama.  Obama took the Presidential Oath, swearing to “.. preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” but has:

    Used Executive Privilege in regards to Fast & Furious gun running scandal. When Government misconduct is the concern Executive privilege is negated.
    23 Executive Orders on gun control - infringement of the 2nd Amendment
    2 more Executive Orders added on gun control - infringement of the 2nd Amendment
    Executive Order bypassing Congress on immigration – Article 1 Section 1, ALL Legislative power held by Congress; Article II Section 3
    Issued directive instructing ICE to NOT enforce immigration laws in certain cases. Article 1 Section 1, ALL Legislative power held by Congress; ”he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” Article II Section 3
    NDAA – Section 1021. Due process Rights negated.  Violation of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Amendments.
    Executive Order 13603 NDRP – Government can seize anything
    Executive Order 13524 – Gives INTERPOL jurisdiction on American soil beyond law enforcement agencies, including the FBI.
    Executive Order 13636 Infrastructure Cybersecurity – Bypassing Congress Article 1 Section 1, ALL Legislative power held by Congress
    Signed into law the establishment of  NO Free Speech zones H.R. 347 – noncompliance is a felony. Violation of 1st Amendment.
    Attempt to tax political contributions – 1st Amendment
    DOMA Law – Obama directed DOJ to ignore the Constitution and separation of powers and not enforce the law. “ he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” Article II Section 3
    Dodd-Frank – Due process and separation of powers. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau writing and interpreting law. Article. I. Section. 1
    Drone strikes on American Citizens – 5th Amendment Due process Rights negated
    Bypassed Congress and gave EPA power to advance Cap-n-Trade
    Attempt for Graphic tobacco warnings (under appeal) – 1st Amendment
    Four Exec. appointments – Senate was NOT in recess (Court has ruled unconstitutional yet the appointees still remain)
    Appointing agency czars without the “advice and consent of the Senate.”  Violation of Article II, Section 2
    Obama took Chairmanship of UN Security Council – Violation of Section 9.
    ACA (Obamacare) mandate – SCOTUS rewrote legislation and made it a tax because there is no Constitutional authority for Congress to force Americans to engage in commerce. SCOTUS has no authority to Legislate.
    Contraceptive, abortifacients mandate violation of First Ammendment
    Healthcare waivers – No president has dispensing powers
    Refuses to acknowledge state’s 10th Amendment rights to nullify Obamacare
    Going after states (AZ lawsuit) for upholding Federal law (immigration) -10th Amendment.
    Chrysler Bailout -TARP - violated creditors rights and bankruptcy law, as well as Takings and Due Process Clauses – 5th Amendment (G.W. Bush also illegally used TARP funds for bailouts)
    The Independent Payment Advisory Board (appointees by the president). Any decisions by IPAB will instantly become law starting in 2014 – Separation of Powers, Article 1 Section 1.
    Congress did not approve Obama’s war in Libya. Article I, Section 8, First illegal war U.S. has engaged in. Impeachable under Article II, Section 4; War Powers Act – Article II Section 3.
    Obama falsely claims UN can usurp Congressional war powers.
    Obama has acted outside the constitutional power given him – this in itself is unconstitutional.
    With the approval of Obama, the NSA and the FBI are tapping directly into the servers of 9 internet companies to gain access to emails, video/audio, photos, documents, etc. This program is code named PRISM. NSA also collecting data on all phone calls in U.S. – Violation of 4th Amendment.
    Plans to sign U.N. Firearms treaty – 2nd Amendment.
    The Senate/Obama immigration bill (approved by both) raises revenue – Section 7. All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives
    Obama altered law – (A president has no authority to alter law) Delayed upholding the Employer Mandate Law (ACA) until 2015 – Individual Mandate will be enforced. A President does not have that authority – Article. I. Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States; The president ”shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed” -Article II, Section 3;  Equal Protection Clause -14th Amendment.
    Obama altered law - ACA Medicare cuts delayed until 2015. Article. I. Section. 1; Article II, Section 3.
    Obama altered law – Enforcement of eligibility requirements for ACA delayed until 2015. Article. I. Section. 1; Article II, Section 3.
    Obama altered law – Delayed ACA caps on out of pocket expenses until 2015. (when implemented premiums will skyrocket) Article. I. Section. 1; Article II, Section 3.
    Obama ignored judicial order to fulfill legal obligation regarding Yucca Mountain waste. Article II, Section 3
    A Constitutional law professor (even their students) should know better.  The TRUTH is Obama was not a Constitutional law professor, and clearly he has not respected or protected the Constitution. Obama has broken his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. Article II, Section 1. 

     
  • John Lucas posted at 8:46 am on Wed, Sep 11, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2726

    I like Ron but this is just another right wing talking points bromide so much in favor with the LSN as they seem to be printing one right after another. When was the last time we had a letter from the Liberal point of view?

    Lets do a Liberal thing here and get specific. Ron says:

    For years I’ve written Letters to the Editor advocating a return to the principles of the Constitution, and that states, which created the federal model, have the authority from those principles to act in case their creation became oppressive.

    Does he says what part of the constitution is being violated? What principles is he talking about? This is just an opinion with nothing to back it up which is a staple of right wing rhetoric. How about this part of the Constitution:

    ‘The validity of the public debt of the United States … shall not be questioned.’ 14th Amendment, Section 4

    I am sure Ron is in favor of not increasing the debt limit now before Congress. Clearly unconstitutional. When one talks about "a return to the principles of the Constitution" get specific then we can have a reasoned argument

    Ron says:

    Being a liberal, Mr. Barrow has no complaint about what’s happening to America, other than it’s not happening fast enough.

    This is despicable on several levels. First it is putting words in someones mouth. Second saying that Mr. has no complaint about what is happening in America is clearly untrue. Third, it is again not specific at what his complaint about what Mr Barrow said. To misquote Shakespeare:

    And then is heard no more: it is a tale
    Told by an right wing ideologue, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.

    The problem is not Ron. This letter is a personal attack on Mr Barrows and Liberals in general. There is nothing specific. The problem is the lack of standards of LSN concerning Letters to the Editor

     

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