Thursday, December 19, 2019

Democrats misuse the Impeachment Process

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR - I don't try to respond quickly to the news of the day, but this travesty needs a quick response. And I bury the lede, sorry.

BLUF - In a partisan political publicity stunt the Democrats voted to impeach the President; on fabricated charges that have no basis in fact (Count 1) or were already judged by the Supreme Court as an  appropriate use of the system of "checks and balances" and therefore invalid charge (Count 2).

Their somber words and demeanor are just a sham; but they are trying to paint their partisan coup attempt in "Constitutional" garb when clear-headed Americans see through the facade.

Many Americans haven't been trained to discern factual reporting from opinion disguised as facts. All the major print and broadcast outlets serve as the propaganda arm of the Liberal Democratic/Socialist/Communist Elite (DSCE). The media is trying to whitewash the Democratic crimes and their drive toward National Socialism.

We need to point out loudly and publicly when lies are spread as  the truth, and when good news is suppressed. That is what this post is about. (Sorry that I buried the lede.)

The "historic" nature of the vote is true, but not for the reason touted. When Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached by the House of Representatives they had actually committed crimes, and some from their own party voted to impeach. In the vote to impeach Donald Trump no real crimes were documented and none from his party voted to impeach; in fact there was bipartisan support NOT to impeach.
The "Historic" nature was the base use by one party to abuse the Impeachment process for partisan political purposes

Don't believe the public hype - this Democratic attempted coup and NOT Trump engaging in legal diplomacy with other states is the real crime and threat to our country.

                          JUST SAY NO TO THIS ABUSE

Now we hear talk that the Democratic House won't forward the impeachment to the Senate for trial. This just proves it was done for publicity and not from the desire to right a serious wrong.
We must take back our country from the DSCE forces who have penetrated our government, entertainment and "news" media, and the Education of our children. Now they are working to cheapen our privilege to vote, by encouraging and aiding in the growing problems of fraudulent and non-citizen voting.

                         Go to the polls and vote - and vote them out of office.

We need to help those working to restore a CONSTITUTIONALLY LIMITED FEDERAL REPUBLIC, not a PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC (like China, Viet Nam, North Korea, or Venezuela).

                                JUST SAY NO . . . .

. . . . to the siren song of "National Socialism" (this time we'll do it right.)

As usual, temperate comments are welcome.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Amazingly, Mueller is a smart one?

BLUF - Looking at the key Clowns: Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff, Comey, Mueller, and all the second tier players it becomes obvious Mueller is a smart one. Looking  at the oncoming train he went limp and threw the rest under the bus. But even he isn't very smart. We know he is lying to save his butt.

The remaining players are all in on the "Impeach TRUMP" train; which is completely off the rails with the vast majority of people in the vast majority of states. They beclown themselves. Additionally, the majority of the Democratic/Socialist/Communist Elite (DSCE) in the House of Representatives who will vote to impeach reveal themselves as foolish.

One additional SMART Democrat is Jeff Van Drew who left the DSCE Party over the impeachment issue. Lets welcome him to the mostly sane party.
Actually there is bipartisan opposition to impeachment. At least 2, and maybe some other Democrats, will join all REPUBLICANS to  vote NO to Impeachment. Whenever a single RINO joins Democrats it is called "bipartisan". Lets make the reverse true.

Now all that remains is to be alert to prevent the DSCE from stealing te 2020 election through fraud and non-citizen voting. I worry that this is their backup plan. And if it occurs the media will cover it up. We, and the Republican leadership, must work hard to prevent this.

BLATE - It is easy to tell the Smart from the Stupid. If you still support Impeachment you are part of the STUPID. If you see through the DSCE lies and Media disinformation you are SMART.

As usual, temperate comments are welcome. '

Monday, December 16, 2019

NOW WE KNOW - There is NO TRUTH behind the three year attempt to overthrow  the TRUMP Presidency by the Media and Liberal Democratic/Socialist/Communist Elite (DSCE)

BLUF - The web of lies unravels showing the conspiracy of lies, hidden up now, behind the fake charges attempted for the last 3 years.

Read the column at the link below. Comey can hear the chains approaching so he says he wasn't aware how weak it all was.


                                     Don't let him get away with it.

Schiff just informally takes the Fifth, by not answering questions from Media. That is why the Senate needs to subpoena him to appear before the Senate and force him to testify or really take the Fifth. Either way the American people will see him as a craven liar.

It will be interesting to watch and see if any Media outlets roll over and toss them, plus Clapper, UNDER THE BUS of truthful reporting.

Schiff is the one who should be impeached for Obstruction of Justice and Lying to Congress (and the American people) and removed from the House of Representatives.

                             NOW WE KNOW - JUST SAY NO

Here is the link to the article:

As usual, temperate comments are welcome.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

TRUMP is the only Adult in the Room.

BLUF - As Democrats again find their latest attempted SMEAR against TRUMP not selling to the American people they act more childish; and Trump becomes the only voice of adult reason.

Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Democrat descent into madness, and Trump's rising above it all as the Adult in our Government. Read his well articulated thoughts at the link below:

BLATE - Throw the children out and elect a new slate of adults to work with TRUMP during his Second Term; not the children who have been working against him for his first term.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

No reason for Impeachment of the President

BLUF - Now that the "grounds" for "impeachment" are public, we see that there are NO grounds for impeachment.

Now that the Democrats in the House of Representatives have published their two counts of "Impeachable" conduct we can all see that there is nothing there. It is revealed  as a pure partisan political ploy in the ongoing attempt to reverse the 2016 election.

It is OK, not a criminal  act, for the head of Federal law enforcement to ask for help in rooting out corruption. Joe Biden wasn't mentioned by name; and is always running for something. And OBTW, he admitted publicly to using his office when VP to protect his son and allow him to trade on the Biden name for money. That IS criminal misconduct - by Biden. After he is eliminated from the 2020 Presidential race he will run for Wilmington DE Dogcatcher in the next attempt to stave off any inquiry into his conduct as Obama's VP.

President Trump has been more open than the prior administrations in providing answers to info requests. There was no Obstruction of Justice; even though the continuous torrent of frivolous requests done in an attempt to tie up the administration and provoke a response that could be used in the 2020 campaign IS AN INJUSTICE. The frivolous requests include those that are fishing expeditions into his personal finances. Democratic administrations can stonewall with impunity, Republicans can't.

                            JUST SAY NO

 We know the partisan, political, sham "inquiry"; followed by the sham, one-sided hearings only show that the Liberal DSCE (Democrat/Socialist/Communist Elite) have been chasing a chimera since November 2016. It will end as a disaster for the Liberal DSCE when the Senate begins their trial on the House generated "sham" criminal counts, and  all the real Criminal acts come out in the open - done by Democrats.

BLATE - The country is running on all cylinders, and would be even hotter without the anchor of Liberal DSCE working to gum up the works.

Lets CLEAN HOUSE IN 2020 and elect a congress that will work with a newly REELECTED PRESIDENT TRUMP to continue the path to Make America Great Again - as a CONSTITUTIONALLY LIMITED REPUBLIC of the Several States.

As usual, temperate comments are welcome.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

BLUF - Who Will Guard the Guardians?

The Obama administration weaponized the guardians of the American way of life in a perversion of our values. They thought they had a generational lock on leadership of our country - and TRUMP's surprise in November 2016 upset their apple cart. They have been running hard on several fronts ever since to cover their crimes:

FIRST - A continuing effort to remove him from office using a parody of the Constitutional remedies, but without any facts behind the effort (despite the continuous drumbeat of "bombshells" touted by the media.)

SECOND - Continuous collusion between the press and the Liberal Democratic/Socialist/Communist Elite (abbreviated from now on as Liberal DSCE) to discount their crimes as "old news" and "No criminal conduct done".

Victor Davis Hanson had a column on the loss of integrity in the Organizations established to protect us from these abuses. Read the whole column at the link below. 

JUST SAY NO - They sat on the news when they were in charge so it is new to us, the American public; and crimes WERE committed, with the impunity of their false belief that they would/could never lose power and be called to account.
ALSO CALL THE PRESS TO ACCOUNT for their abrogation of their duty to us, the American public, to report the complete and unbiased truth - and limit the biased opinions to the Opinion pages.
Victor Davis Hanson had a column on the loss of integrity in the Organizations established to protect us from these abuses. Read the whole column at the link below.

THIRD - Manipulating the election process by allowing and encouraging illegal votes by the dead, and non-citizens, and multiple votes by one person. Not to mention generating boxes of votes for the Progressive candidates "found" when some more votes are needed to move the result to the left. And "misplacing" boxes of votes from Conservative leaning precincts.

We need to be more afraid of Liberal DSCE tampering than foreign government tampering with our elections.

FOURTH - They have a long-term plan. They have developed a strangle hold on our thought making processes - the news, entertainment media; and most importantly the public education systems from K through 12 and on into most colleges. Parents need to work hard in two ways:
  1)  Be a vocal voice opposing the dumbing down and liberal slant that the "Education Professionals" are trying sell.
  2)  Take the time after school to teach your kids the truth and help counteract the falsehoods they learned in school.

BLATE - Some one needs to clean house - TRUMP may just be the right person to lead that effort. Stop believing the lies espoused by the media; in fact stop watching/reading them at all.

                          JUST SAY NO - often and out loud

Temperate comments are welcome.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Impeachment is already Off the Rails. loviator on the local DC news said if the Senate Impeachment trial opens the door to allow testimony on the Biden and false Russiagate then the Impeachment could go off the rails. 
TOO LATE Anyone paying attention knows, despite the speeches by Speaker Pelosi, that the whole effort is a Democratic partisan publicity stunt; done as the last and hopefully final denouement to the 3 year effort to invalidate the results of the 2016 election.
There was no  attempt at bribery, no "quid-pro-quo", no  obstruction of congress by the Trump  administration, and the President displayed remarkable patience putting up with the Democratic "Clown Car" side show for the last three years.

And, of course, the media has been complicit in hiding the truth, spreading the lies; and most importantly NOT covering the good news of the successes of the last 3 years.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

TRUMP's foreign policy has been effective.

BLUF_- Trump's aggressive foreign policy has been  workng well. He is the first president to stand up to Communist China; to reverse OBAMA's surrender to the Islamic Theocracy of Iran; and set and hold the line with the insular Dictatorship of North Korea.

Some snippets on China:
The canard was that there was no alternative to appeasement, given China’s more dynamic economy and cold-hearted efficiency — so beloved by progressives {{ especially the Democrats during the Obama administration.}}    when it came to Beijing’s construction by fiat of high-speed rail, shiny airports, and solar and wind farms.
The U.S. economy is still humming. The stock market is at record highs. Unemployment stays at near-record peacetime lows. Oil and gas production is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination just a few years ago.
So we are entering dangerous territory not because we are losing our trade war with China, but because we are beginning to win it.

Victor Davis Hanson had more on China, and equally thought provoking views on Iran and North Koeea. He ends with this thought:

The lessons are not that wounded animals defeat their stronger adversaries. Rather, when trapped and slowly bleeding to death in their caves, in extremis they sometimes prefer to leap out in a foolhardy and desperate effort to find some solution for their own self-created dilemmas.

BLATE - We need to not go WOBBLY, to hold firm as a nation by supporting our aaggresseve foreigegn policy and makng a statement to the world by REELECTING DONALD J. TRUMP for a second term - decisively.
Read the whole VDH column at the link below:

Temperate comments are welcome.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Black-Washing of American History

BLUF - The Liberal Elite, who hate this country and the principals it is built on, are erasing the true history of world-wide slavery.
Slavery was bad, and our founding fathers could not eliminate the scourge of slavery at the birth of our nation - the made a conscious decision to get a new nation, conceived in INDIVIDUAL Liberty, started first then come back to fix that problem. New slaves were outlawed long before the civil war and the column you should read shows the black-washing of our history. Some snippets:
Slavery has existed since time immemorial on every continent except Antarctica, as Thomas Sowell wrote years ago.
Sub-Saharan Africa had a slave economy long before Europeans came along. But there were two external African slave trade of the early modern era had two basic components: Eastern and Western. . . . Numbers are hard to come by–weirdly, the Arab slave trade hasn’t been as widely studied as the Western trade–but this source estimates that 17 million East Africans were sold into slavery in Islamic countries.
There were less than 500,000 black African slaves in the colonies and later the USA after independence. Slavery wasn't invented here and was already waning at our independence.
And OBTW, black African slave traders sold the slaves to European merchants who brought them to the western hemisphere.
Of . . . {{the 11 million black African slaves sent to the western hemisphere }} . . , only 388,747 arrived in mainland North America, what became the United States–3.6% of the total in the trans-Atlantic trade, and well under 2% of the total slaves exported from Africa.
But only we get called out for allowing slavery. There is nothing heard about Islamic slave trade, which continues to this day. It is not mentionable to call out the flaws in Islamic countries.
But virtually no one seriously opposed slavery in principle . . . . until the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when Christians in England and America, with a powerful assist from Jews, argued for the first time that slavery was wrong per se.
This is the inherent goodness of the Judeo-Christian morality versus the Islamic morality. Buy we can't point this out for fear of getting FaceBook banned. (For telling the truth.) As a final note that is never to be spoken:
Here in the U.S., the Republican Party was founded principally to combat slavery, which the Democratic Party fought bitterly to preserve. By such lies do leftists seek to undermine our country. We shouldn’t let them get away with it. When it comes to slavery, America, along with Great Britain, is on the side of the angels.
This is manifested by the fact that most Africans have come to the U.S. not as slaves, but rather voluntarily as immigrants, seeking freedom and a more prosperous life.
BLATE - The last quoted paragraph is the BOTTOM LINE.  We need to teach our children the real history of world slavery and how the USA really fits into the picture and STOP the perverion of history by the Liberal Elite.
The link to the column is:
As usual, temperate comments are welcome.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Another Victor Davis Hanson column - the double standard for Trump

BLUF - Liberal Elite (and Republican "Never Trumpers") are trying to hold Trump to the impossible standard of guilty of THOUGHT CRIMES.

                         JUST SAY NO

Previous Democratic administrations (Obama) could think, and act, without oversight from Congress, or the Media, but not the TRUMP Administration.
So far TRUMP indicated the 3 year witch hunt has been a giant nothing burger and he wishes he had the power to shut it off. But he has taken NO action to stop it or obstruct it, other than tweets mocking the effort. NOT  A CRIME.


The effort to find him guilty of pointing out the absurdity of the continuous stream of empty allegations of wrong-doing directed against him in s SILENT COUP attempt by the Liberal Elite/ Communist/Socialist opposition ("resistance" - their term, not mine).

Read the whole column here:

As usual, temperate comments are welcome.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A response to my son, and the "Never Trumpers"

BLUF - You need to take a step back from finding fault with President Trump. It looks like you have fallen for the whining of the "Never Trumpers" and Liberal Elite where Trump can do nothing right. And they are wrong again.

The latest complaint from the liberal establishment and the "Never Trunpers" is firing of the Secretary of the Navy and the reinstatement of rank and Military Honors to a CPO that was mistreated by the Navy leadership, both in his immediate Chain of Command and the top level of the Department.

Chief Gallagher was falsely accused by some subordinates of killing a prisoner, which he didn't do. The only charge he did do was pose for an "unofficial" picture with a dead terrorist. If it had been an "official" picture there would have been no crime. He was kept in pre-trial confinement (prison) for months awaiting trial - even though he was no flight risk and had a superior record of heroism under fire in arduous circumstances throughout a 20 year career.  I think this was punitive, and the CIC (Trump) agreed. He is the top  of the command chain, and he made his desires known. the SECNAV tried to promise he would allow this man to retire with his earned honors, but wanted an administrative board to weigh in first, and he promised to overrule the board decision, if required. And he went directly to Trump instead of working through his Chain of Command (SECDEF) and for this he was CORRECTLY fired.

Trump and the SECDEF correctly demanded that the chain of command be kept in the loop, and fired SECNAV when he tried to bypass it, and tried to allow some taint to adhere to the honors Chief Gallagher earned during a career of faithful and arduous service. When Trump overruled any Admin board action, that decision should have been the final word. SECNAV didn't accept that, so he got canned. He and all in the Executive Department serve at the "pleasure of the President", and when the President is displeased you are done. Despite what the Deep State bureaucracy may feel.
You should also read how a liberal Supreme Court, during a Republican Presidency (Bush) changed hundreds of years of law and gave POWs in a foreign war zone the rights of American citizens in America. Read about this bad decision, and its implications,  here:

BLATE - Matt, you and the other "Never Trumpers" need to pipe down and get behind a good President as he does his job and carries out his responsibilities as the head of he Executive Branch and Head of the Armed Forces; and returns this country to what our founding fathers wanted it to be. And if the "Never Trumpers" can't stand with him, at least get out of the way.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Just a short note on Democratic lies.

Several candidates campaign that Billionaires shouldn't be able to buy the Presidency. What they mean is Republican Billionaires can't do it. I just lived through a huge amount of Democratic TV spots paid for by Soros; which combined with voter fraud turned VA blue through 2020. They will sweep any vote fraud investigations under the rug as long as they are in power. And they hope to gerrymander the 2020 reapportionment of state delegates and state senators to cement their control.

                                  WAKE UP VIRGINIA - JUST SAY NO.

Conservatives need to take back our state from the Democratic /  Socialist/Communists  and restore it to the ideal envisioned by Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and Mason. Just a short note on Democratic lies.

Again, don't let them get away with it - JUST SAY NO.

'Nuff said. As always, temperate comments are welcome.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

There is an attempted COUP against our elected President.

BLUF - (sorry it is a long one.) There has been a coup working since the day after the November 2016 election, and we need to

                                                                JUST SAY NO

and stop putting up with the games and outright lies of the Media, the Democrats/Socialists, and the Country Club Republicans (those who caucus with the Republicans but are content to be an ineffective opposition to the Socialist slide to a "Liberal Socialist Peoples Democracy.")

I want to restore a Constitutionally Limited Republic of the States - what President TRUMP is trying to restore. If you are a "Republican" than stand beside him; or stand in front of him and run the plow to clear his path; or at least get the hell out of the way.

I'm in favor of preserving and protecting INDIVIDUAL freedoms granted by our innate humanity, and not limited to those "granted" by our Socialist Government leaders.

If you are a "Democrat" than sit down and shut up until there is something real to talk about. Those of you in Congress - obey your oath "TO SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION" and stop trying to erase the inconvenient parts of it (to your plans for a Socialist state.)

Victor Davis Hanson's latest column demonstrates this coup is still largely unchecked; and aided and abetted by the Major Media (including the "Conservative" TV Networks.)

Some snippets from the VDH column:

"Taylor and Kent (at the SHAM Impeachment hearings) . . . their anguish with Trump's foreign policy toward Ukraine -- namely that it did not go through official channels and was too unsympathetic to Ukraine and too friendly to Russia. If so, one might have thought the anguished bureaucrats would have similarly gone public during the Obama administration.
Also, Trump's policies have been more anti-Russian and pro-Ukrainian than those of the Obama administration. Trump armed the Ukrainians; Obama did not. Trump imposed new sanctions against Russia, used force against Russian mercenaries in Syria, beefed up NATO defenses, pulled the U.S. out an asymmetrical missile treaty with Russia, and pumped more oil and gas to lower world prices -- much to the chagrin of oil-exporting Russia.
Trump's critics have also radically changed their spin on "coups." To them, "coup" is no longer a dirty word trafficked in by right-wing conspiracists. Instead, it has been normalized as a possibly legitimate means of aborting the Trump presidency.

When you attribute to your opponent something that you yourself are guilty of that is called TRANSFERENCE."

BLATE - We must speak out loudly, frequently, and forcefully against this coup attempt; and push for the perpetrators to be brought to justice for their crimes (including prison for the ring leaders who betrayed their oaths of office.)

Read the whole column here:…/coup-concerns-suddenly-dont-seem-so-…/
As usual, temperate comments are welcome.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Report on the final farewell to my Mom

Spent the weekend saying the final good bye to my mother, who died 12 November and was laid to rest on 18 November. Huge thanks to my sister Penny who led the preparations for the last good byes.
Special thanks to all who sent warm thoughts and condolences in person or here on Facebook. Very special thanks to Maria Ferro (my classmate 50 years ago at St. Joseph's) who came to the church to express her condolences in person.
I'm sorry the car ride up to Blue Bell stiffened my legs so that I  couldn't move around and spend more time with friends and family. Back home this morning I did walk my normal 100 feet and completed 2 sets of arm and leg exercises, so a night of rest and I'm recovered to my pre-trip level. (Which is still not that great, but improving every day.)
My Mother's remains looked amazingly good for the viewing. She looked at peace and happy to move on to the final destination.
The funeral mass was extremely well done; the Mass was con-celebrated by 4 priests; the Monsignor who gave the homily did a great job characterizing her life and hinted that she could be considered a living saint; my son Matt gave the eulogy which was equally heartfelt, although we weren't allowed to say she was a living saint.
It was a bit brisk at the grave site  but we all got to say a final good bye.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Laws about "small" property crimes need to be enforced, not ignored.

BLUF - When government chooses to give citizens a pass on breaking laws things only get worse.

In DC the City Council decided to decriminalize "fare jumping", where individuals ride public transportation without paying for the ride. The police in DC can't give out tickets for this (now) "minor" offence as there is no court  established to hear the offence and levy the fine. (The DC Council didn't bother to establish one.)  On the subway they just jump the turn-style; and now on buses they just board and sit without paying. Turns out fare jumpers are costing $40 MILLION a year.

In an already strapped for cash system this is just another burden DC places on MD and VA who also pay for the Metro.

Also, some jurisdictions in CA have decided that "petty theft" is only an infraction, for which you get s ticket, not arrested. OBTW, petty theft is less than $750.
So just go to the Burlington Coat Factory, pick out a nice winter coat and walk out. If you get caught you don't get arrested. Or ask to see the nice $600 diamond tennis bracelet and walk away with it. You don't get arrested.

Unless you've been brainwashed with Socialist nonsense by the San Francisco leaders you see how wrong this is. And an enterprising criminal can do it 4 or 5 times a day and watch the money really add up.

We need to enforce the laws on the books with teeth to halt the law breakers and deter these types of crimes. Concern about not giving youthful offenders a criminal record is misplaced. They grow up not seeing any reason to obey the law or follow what used to be social norms of behavior. That is how you ruin lives, businesses, cities, then societies; and create a class of thugs with no respect for the law.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Another Victor Davis Hanson column - this time on the dangers of Socialism.

Disregard the tongue-in-cheek title of this column. VDH is pointing out the error of those who are trying to drive America towards Socialism. Failure, poverty, and economic failure is inevitable. We must . . .
JUST DAY NO and fight harder and more openly against the people and organizations (the Democratic Party) who are trying to subvert our Constitution and recreate the USA as a "Peoples Democratic Socialist State" - i.e. the latest failed state.

Some snippets to whet your appetite:

Massive immigration is changing the demography of the United States. The number of foreign-born U.S. residents and their children has been estimated at almost 60 million, or about 1 in 5 U.S. residents. Some 27 percent of California residents were born outside of America.
Many of these immigrants flee from poor areas of Latin America, Mexico, Africa and Asia that were wrecked by statism and socialism. Often, they arrive in the U.S. unaware of economic and political alternatives to state socialism.

So they just look for a "better" Socialism here, when there is no better type - all variations fail.

Another culprit for the new socialist craze is the strange leftward drift of the very wealthy in Silicon Valley, in corporate America and on Wall Street.
Some of the new progressive rich feel guilty about their unprecedented wealth. So they champion redistribution as the sort of medieval penance that alleviates guilt.

Regrettably, sometimes the naive and disaffected must relearn that their pie-in-the sky socialist medicine is far worse than the perceived malady of inequality.
And unfortunately, when socialists gain power, they don't destroy just themselves. They usually take everyone else down with them as well.

BLATE - We must stand up publicly and devote our precious time and energy to halting and reversing the slide towards a SOCIALIST FAILED State here.

Read the column at:

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Time to stop the Liberal / Democratic coup against the President.

I worked on this for several days, including a day with a failed computer.

- The "Impeachment Inquiry" hyped by the House Democratic leadership and their publicity lapdogs, the Mainstream Media, is a partisan publicity stunt. There are no impeachable offences behind the hype.
All the allegations raised have come from members of the deep state,  hold overs from the previous administration, fighting to preserve and extend the change from a Constitutional Republic into a Socialist Democracy.

to the degradation of our Constitutional Republic.

I think the best case is a shading of the truth, constructed so media and pundits can twist it into an innuendo to fool gullible Americans. The worst case is OUTRIGHT LIES which they were confident would never be fact checked. OBTW, they guessed wrong on that assumption.
JUST SAY NO - I don't believe you.
It is entirely permissible for our head of state to talk with another head of state and ask him to help with a criminal investigation. Just because one of the obviously guilty parties is from the opposition does NOT exempt you from any investigation. (And yes Biden is obviously guilty.) (The Clintons are probably guilty.)
TRUMP is correct to NOT cooperate with the witch hunt. Until and unless the whole house votes to launch an Impeachment Inquiry, all of us should NOT play. Change the channel whenever news or opinion shows try to hype the lies.

to the drumbeat of lies.

Democrats are now talking about a vote in the House on the Impeachment Inquiry. Pelosi can't put it off for much longer, and while no firm date has yet been set, she probably figures she held it long enough to insulate Democrats (and turn-coat Republicans) from backlash during the elections less than a week away.

Prove her wrong and JUST SAY NO - by voting out all who voted for starting an inquiry, and those cooperating in the sham effort now underway.

On a related note there are a bunch of TV commercials, in heavy rotation, that are cookie-cutter ads, remarkably similar, for VA state Delegates and State Senators, that all say their opponents are funded by Richmond Republicans. The Richmond Republicans are the Republican Party of Virginia, which is normal -  but the slanted ad makes it sound sinister. And OBTW, the adds themselves fail to mention they are funded by George Soros, an out-of-state billionaire investment banker, who funds organizations devoted to ending American nationalism in favor of the "One World" movement. Like the Democrats in Virginia.

JUST SAY NO to the Democratic candidates, and the One World Movement and his various attempts to impede or  destroy American sovereignty and our Constitutionally limited Democratic Republic of the United States.

times six. Speak out to defend our freedom as stated in our first 10 Amendments - The Bill of Rights. Vote with your feet and your TV remote to show we won't tolerate the lies, and innuendo passed off as "news" by the media. Support our President as he works to right the ship of state to its Constitutional limits.

As usual temperate comments are welcome.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Another important column by Victor Davis Hanson.

He correctly identifies why there is so much hatred towards our President from the liberal elite and their media lap dogs, country-club republicans, and disaffected socialists bankrolled by Soros and Steyer. A few snippets:
"Far more importantly, why do the media, academia, the entertainment and professional sports industries, the progressive Left, the administrative state, and most Democratic officeholders despise him so? But the real source of their antipathy is his agenda.

"But whereas the Obama economy stagnated and his foreign policy was seen by adversaries and rivals as a rare occasion to recalibrate the world order at American’s expense, Trump mostly did not fail—at least not yet. We are currently in an economic boom while most of the world economy abroad is inert.

{What made Obama unpopular with the public—until his last year when he ceded the spotlight to Clinton and Trump and then was liked in absentia the more he was neither seen nor heard—was his wide social, cultural, economic, and political assault on conservatism.

"The Left detests Trump for a lot of reasons besides winning the 2016 election and aborting the progressive project. But mostly they hate his guts because he is trying and often succeeding to restore a conservative America at a time when his opponents thought that the mere idea was not just impossible but unhinged."

Success at stopping the slow slide into National Socialism being driven by our liberal elite has made them aware that their concept for a new America is the WRONG direction for the majority of people in the majority of states. That is why they want to eliminate the Electoral College and let a group of liberals from CA, NY, and MA.

JUST SAY NO to National Socialism.

Read the whole column:

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Who is the "Main Enemy" today?  I say China

The latest column by Victor Davis Hanson.  A while back I read a book "The Main Enemy" about our cold war battles with the Soviet Union at the "end" of the cold war. It was a good read. But today I'm writing about our new main enemy; and how liberal financial leaders are surrendering the country's Democratic Republic roots to become an authoritain, socialist, wan shadow modeled on CHINA.
A few snippets to whet your appetite:
"U.S. foreign policy toward China seemed to be based on the belief that the more China modernized and the more affluent its citizens became, the more inevitable Chinese political freedom would be."
"None of that came close to happening. There was never evidence that China wished to end communism -- other than to allow some market reforms designed to strengthen its dictatorial rule and its influence overseas."
"China does not fool around. Beijing does not just threaten neutrals, rivals and enemies, but uses it economic clout -- and no doubt soon its growing military power -- to force acquiescence. "
Read the whole column and don't weep but fight back to show support for those who want the freedoms we are guaranteed by our Constitution.

Friday, October 11, 2019

A column worth reading.

This is an entertaining and perceptive column by the Ammo Grrrl on the root cause of the Democrat Impeachment hysteria.…/thoughts-from-the-ammo-line…

A key snippet:
"Hysteria that constant and that over-the-top meant only one thing to me – there were legions of people who were guilty as hell and terrified of losing everything, including their liberty. My old Irish grandfather once said the following to my cousins and me when we loudly denied tossing the barn cat into the stock tank to see if it could swim*: “You throw a stone into a pack of dogs, and the one that barks the loudest is the one you hit.” To call the current Democrats a pack of dogs is an insult to rabid dingos everywhere, but you take my point."

All of her columns are worth the time to read, and this one is particularly fun.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Just a few quick thoughts on the "Impeachment Inquiry"

BLUF - Nothing new and not a real investigation. More of the same, continuing Democratic political propaganda.

Several lies:
1. The inquiry is nothing new. The six Democratic controlled  committees are rehashing the same old turf.
2.  There is no there there. Our head of state is allowed to ask for cooperation from other heads of state to root out corruption here. He demanded no Quid Pro Quo.
3.  The DEMOCRATIC leadership is shoveling the same bovine excrement in an attempt to avoid any mention of the Democratic Party and Obama and Clinton teams, which did violate the law. They were sure they had permanent control of the country and would get away with it. I hope their lies and illegal actions will be made plain and they will be shamed, if not punished.
 (OBTW you never hear any of this in the traditional media. They are complicit in the cover up of Democratic wrong-doing and the false "Impeachment" narrative.)
4. So far ZERO subpoenas have been issued by the committees (despite the narrative you hear on the news.) Only informal letters from the Democratic Chairs asking for information. Which an be ignored until the Democrats follow the rules.
5. The "whistle blower" had no first-hand information, and hid lies and innuendo were proven false when the transcript was released.
6.  The additional whistle blowers that have been promised still shave NOT materialized. (I suspect they are till haggling over the payoff they will get for the lies.)

MY SUMMARY: We need to brush away the smoke from the false Democratic/media narrative and publicize and extinguish the real fire that the Left is trying to hide. JUST SAY NO.

Monday, October 7, 2019

More thoughts on the "impeachment" hoax

This column is  by Roger Simon, a former member of the Hollywood elite, now a conservative columnist. I endorse his thoughts, and will tease you  with some snippets.

. . . Democrats and their devoted media allies/leaders. They know because they live in fear of what they wrought and desperately want to hide it or bury it (under impeachment) before it is laid out before the public. . . .

. . . in the end, they {the leaks from the Mueller investigation} were not enough to bring down the president, so whistleblowers were brought in who, in reality, were leakers with a new name, augmented by the meretricious cover of having filled out some government forms. Moreover, these leakers/whistleblowers were intelligence agents, though this too was nothing new since the original leakers were often intelligence agents as well. . . .


. . . This is how the nonstop impeachment efforts are viewed and have been viewed from the beginning by we "deplorables" out here in flyover country. . . . So what are we "deplorables' to do? For now, take a breath and maybe look Heavenward... and make sure we're registered to vote in November 2020 in Surprise II, the Sequel.

My personsa note is to vote, speak out against fraudulent voting, speak out against the Left Wing political (false) narrative and JUST SAY NO to the continuing harassment of our President.

As usual, temperate comments are welcome.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

A continuation of the Democratic hoax about Trump.A continuation of the Democratic hoax about Trump.
BLUF - The Impeachment "Inquiry" is just the Democratic leadership following the demands of their radical Socialist fringe and openly putting a label on what they have been trying to do since Trump won the 2016 election.
Calling it "Impeachment" is to hide the Silent Coup against a sitting President. This attempt at relabeling shouldn't be able to hide some truths:
  1) Pelosi announced an Inquiry, without requesting the House of Representatives approve the inquiry - which would show it was a partisan initiative.
  2) I see at least 3 divisions in our elected representatives; and the citizens of this country:
      a) The Democrat/Socialist/Communist branch - who want a socialist "Democracy" where you get to vote for whichever leader your betters have deemed appropriate to run; and you get the nest Cuba, Venezuela, Chins - complete with millions dying.
     b)  The Republican establishment - who are content to be the 'loyal opposition" and who are happy to work in vain to slow the slide into Socialism;
     c) The hard working Americans who believe in the aspirational values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and codified in our Constitution and its first 10 Amendments. I'm in this group. Some in Congress are, but not enough.
  2) Nothing new is occurring. Since the Democrats took over House  leadership the 6 committees have been running sham investigations. Now the same 6 committees can hold the same sham hearings, for partisan political propaganda, and get to call it an "Impeachment" inquiry. WABOS
  2) Media is leading the parade with biased coverage of the rumors. There are no facts supporting impeachment.
  3) It is fine for our head of state, as the leader of the Federal law enforcement teams, to ask for cooperation from another head of state when trying to root out corruption here.
  4) Running for office confers ZERO immunity from investigation or prosecution.
  5) So far there have been no subpoenas issued, only informal letters requesting information or documents. A subpoena allows the person who got asked to appeal to court for relief, a letter allows the Democrats and their media lap dogs to prattle on about "Obstruction of Justice" when they are not really following the rules for requesting information. YOU NEVER HEAR THAT TRUTH ON THE NEWS REPORTS.
  6) The Trump Administration has been truthful and forthcoming; releasing tons of information - especially when compared to the last Administration. YOU NEVER HEAR THAT TRUTH ON THE NEWS REPORTS.
 7) The Democrats were so sure they would win in 2016 and would never be held accountable for their actions in violation of our laws. But they lost and are now scrambling to cover up their illegal actions and hide behind a series of false charges towards the Trump administration. YOU NEVER HEAR THAT TRUTH ON THE NEWS REPORTS.
The Trump administration, and we Americans, need to JUST SAY NO and say STOP THE LIES AND OBSTRUCTION of the steps back towards a a Constitutionally Limited Republic of the states.
I've had enough of the media and Democrat/Socialist/Communist lies. Please join me in just sayng STOP.
As always, temperate comments are welcome.
BLUF - The Impeachment "Inquiry" is just the Democratic leadership following the demands of their radical Socialist fringe and openly putting a label on what they have been trying to do since Trump won the 2016 election.
Calling it "Impeachment" is to hide the Silent Coup against a sitting President. This attempt at relabeling shouldn't be able to hide some truths:
  1) Pelosi announced an Inquiry, without requesting the House of Representatives approve the inquiry - which would show it was a partisan initiative.
  2) I see at least 3 divisions in our elected representatives; and the citizens of this country:
      a) The Democrat/Socialist/Communist branch - who want a socialist "Democracy" where you get to vote for whichever leader your betters have deemed appropriate to run; and you get the nest Cuba, Venezuela, Chins - complete with millions dying.
     b)  The Republican establishment - who are content to be the 'loyal opposition" and who are happy to work in vain to slow the slide into Socialism;
     c) The hard working Americans who believe in the aspirational values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and codified in our Constitution and its first 10 Amendments. I'm in this group. Some in Congress are, but not enough.
  2) Nothing new is occurring. Since the Democrats took over House  leadership the 6 committees have been running sham investigations. Now the same 6 committees can hold the same sham hearings, for partisan political propaganda, and get to call it an "Impeachment" inquiry. WABOS
  2) Media is leading the parade with biased coverage of the rumors. There are no facts supporting impeachment.
  3) It is fine for our head of state, as the leader of the Federal law enforcement teams, to ask for cooperation from another head of state when trying to root out corruption here.
  4) Running for office confers ZERO immunity from investigation or prosecution.
  5) So far there have been no subpoenas issued, only informal letters requesting information or documents. A subpoena allows the person who got asked to appeal to court for relief, a letter allows the Democrats and their media lap dogs to prattle on about "Obstruction of Justice" when they are not really following the rules for requesting information. YOU NEVER HEAR THAT TRUTH ON THE NEWS REPORTS.
  6) The Trump Administration has been truthful and forthcoming; releasing tons of information - especially when compared to the last Administration. YOU NEVER HEAR THAT TRUTH ON THE NEWS REPORTS.
 7) The Democrats were so sure they would win in 2016 and would never be held accountable for their actions in violation of our laws. But they lost and are now scrambling to cover up their illegal actions and hide behind a series of false charges towards the Trump administration. YOU NEVER HEAR THAT TRUTH ON THE NEWS REPORTS.
The Trump administration, and we Americans, need to JUST SAY NO and say STOP THE LIES AND OBSTRUCTION of the steps back towards a a Constitutionally Limited Republic of the states.
I've had enough of the media and Democrat/Socialist/Communist lies. Please join me in just sayng STOP.
As always, temperate comments are welcome.

Friday, October 4, 2019

America wakes up to China - thanks to TRUMP

The latest Victor Davis Hanson column, this the on the US "woke" to China's behavior. I think President Trump has led on this, but again he gets no credit. Read the column:

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Quit blaming the police for doing their job
BLUF - The police generally do a good job in a dangerous environment, but are unfairly blamed when thugs or the criminally insane endanger them or the people they are supposed to protect.
Just recently, in the Maryland suburbs of DC, an unbalanced individual arrived, entered a store, and attacked a shop employee with a length of pipe.
When he returned 3 days later with 2 knives, the shop employees recognized him and called the police. The police asked the individual to drop the knives and attempted to talk to him. The deranged perpetrator didn't comply and was threatening towards the officers. Backup police arrived, including an UNARMED supervisor. First the tried tazing him, then pepper spray, then a bean bag gun. N one of the lesser means worked and the perpetrator started advancing towards the UNARMED supervisor brandishing the knives. The armed police officers, to protect the UNARMED supervisor, shot and killed the perpetrator. I'd say "Job Well Done." But not the outraged citizens of Maryland. They were disappointed that a lesser means "had not been tried."
WABOS. They used 3 different non-lethal attempts before the deranged perpetrator moved to attack the UNARMED supervisor. Then they used deadly force to protect a fellow UNARMED officer from harm from an unbalanced and violent perpetrator. The fact that 10 officers opened fire may have been a bit high but he needed to be stopped using lethal force.
Whenever an armed thug gets shot in a confrontation with the police it is characterized as "AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING." I think these occurrences should be called "AN ARMED THUG INVOLVED SHOOTING." The thug precipitated the event, refused to follow police directions, and threatened the officers. The thug deserved to be shot.
"Hands Up, Don't Shoot" is a lie. The news reports I hear, on DC's Fox 5 news, frequently say "thankfully no one was injured." We need to train our police better; FIRST on when you should respond with deadly force; and SECOND when you use your weapon the perpetrator should get hit. In my Landmark Book on the FBI that I read as a  the FBI Agents were trained to shoot to kill. We need to relearn this pair of skills.I'm proud of the job our police officers do and we need to give them support and encouragement.

Friday, September 27, 2019

American exceptionalism is being eroded

BLUF - American Exceptionalism the thing that makes our country different, and better, than the rest of the world is being lost to the false gods of "one world" and Eurocentric ethos. We need to restore the belief in the primacy of the Individual person, and the aspirational goals expressed in our Declaration of Independence; and codified in our Constitution and the first 10 Amendments to that Constitution (the Bill of Rights).
Victor David Hanson has an excellent column on this erosion and the Loss of American Citizenship. Read it and fight to restore the real duties and privileges of American Citizenship. We need to fight back against the loss of the true privileges of citizenship; and fight back against the unfair burdens of unfair additional duties of America towards the world and for her citiizens (and non-citizens living amongst us.)
VDH column URL;

Thursday, September 19, 2019

TRUMP Derangement Syndrome - Still Obscuring the Truth

BLUF - We need 4 more years of a TRUMP Presidency to completely reverse the long, slow slide towards a Social Democracy; and restore a Constitutionally organized Democratic Republic of the several states.

The latest Victor Davis Hanson column on the Liberal/Socialist/Communist American Elite, and their media toadies, complete derangement as TRUMP reverses the slide towards a European Socialist state.

The media piles on lie after lie aiding the silent coup attempt to bring down the sitting president. And the real good news is never mentioned - growing economy, lowest unemployment, more money in the average citizen's pocket, ending China's mercantilism excesses at our expense, oil and gas production way up, reversing many of Obama's "I have a pen" fiat changes to bypass our constitution - I could go on. They lie by spreading lies, and by omission - NOT telling the whole story.

Previous Republican administrations tried to slow the "long march" toward a Democratic Socialist Peoples America; and was often a failure. TRUMP is trying, and succeeding, at reversing the slide. Give him more time to reverse the course of the country.

Here is the URL for the column:

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Boy Scouts ethos is incompatible with modern liberal elite American society.

This post laments the end of the Boy Scouts. I had 6+ great years in the scouts, rising to Eagle Scout; and learning life and leadership skills that I use to this day. The things I learned then make me a better husband and father.
Here is the link to the article:

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Happy Constitution Day. 

Considering the breadth and scope of the government it organizes it is amazingly short.
The full text is copied below:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Article. I.
Section. 1.
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
Section. 2.
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
Section. 3.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.
Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.
No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.
The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.
The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
Section. 4.
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.
Section. 5.
Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.
Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.
Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
Section. 6.
The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
Section. 7.
All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
Section. 8.
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;—And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
Section. 9.
The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.
No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.
No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
Section. 10.
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
Article. II.
Section. 1.
The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; A quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President.
The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Section. 2.
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
Section. 3.
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
Section. 4.
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Article III.
Section. 1.
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
Section. 2.
The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;—to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;—to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;—to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;—to Controversies between two or more States;— between a State and Citizens of another State,—between Citizens of different States,—between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.
Section. 3.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
Article. IV.
Section. 1.
Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.
Section. 2.
The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.
A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.
No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.
Section. 3.
New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.
The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.
Section. 4.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.
Article. V.
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.
Article. VI.
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
Article. VII.
The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.
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Attest William Jackson Secretary
done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independance of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,