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Five ways the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling violates the Constitution

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For the all-important goal of making homosexuals feel more mainstream than they are (by forcing everyone to endorse their lifestyles at gunpoint), the Supreme Court has launched the most blatantly illegal attack on the Constitution in nearly half a century. Here are the five ways that this tiny handful of un-elected, unaccountable activist judges have further hijacked this already rogue Federal Government, turned it against the American people, obliterating everything the Founding Fathers put in place:

5) Violating federal law.

The federal courts were expressly banned from making any rulings at all regarding homosexual marriage under the Defense of Marriage Act. And yes, that is a power Congress has under the Constitution.

The Founders designed the judiciary to be the “weakest branch” of the Federal Government, with the least capacity to “injure and annoy our rights,” as Alexander Hamilton put it. They were only ever supposed to resolve individual “cases and controversies,” and to be so irrelevant to policy-making that the Founders even gave Congress the power to dictate how the courts would be structured and which kinds of cases they could hear.

This ruling openly defied that constitutional restraint as if it weren’t even there. That alone renders this arbitrary edict an invalid abuse of power. For a more in-depth breakdown of what the judiciary is actually authorized to do, see Top 10 liberal lies about the Constitution.

4) Compromising the separation of powers.

Only Congress is authorized to make new laws. When federal courts overturn democratically-enacted state laws, impose taxes, and invent bogus rights out of thin air for everyone else to deal with, they are illegally stealing powers from the Congress that were never given to them and forcing the country to live under a bastardized dictatorship that has no right to exist.

3) Abandoning the authorized role of the judiciary under Article III.

Again, “judicial review” is a fraudulent, invented power that was never mentioned or even implied anywhere in the Constitution, or intended by any of the Founders. James Madison tried multiple times to give the Federal Government the authority to veto state laws during the Constitutional Convention, and it created such an uproar that it nearly derailed the entire process and was eventually abandoned altogether. States and citizens were to be all-powerful in governing their own affairs.

2) Eradicating free religious exercise.

The 1st Amendment expressly forbids Congress from making any laws that infringe on free religious exercise. The Supreme Court wasn’t forbidden from this, however, because courts were never authorized to make laws in the first place. But since they have stopped even pretending to follow the Constitution at this point and started just doing whatever they feel like, this 1st Amendment restriction applies to these new illegally self-appointed legislators as well.

As explained here, this illegitimate ruling has already opened the flood gates for the rampant criminalization and persecution of Christians into second-class citizens.

1) Trampling the 10th Amendment.

As I have noted, New York and Virginia originally refused to sign the Constitution, because they were convinced that this new Federal Government we were creating would eventually abuse its power and trample their rights. The Bill of Rights was drafted expressly to reassure them that their sovereignty would never be violated. It is a protection of the States and The People vs. the Federal Government.

The 10th Amendment was even added just to make absolutely sure that there was zero ambiguity. It verifies even further that the Constitution is a strict, narrow enumeration of federal powers, and that anything not specifically spelled out in it as a federal power is a power that does not exist, and that must be deferred back to the States, where the individual has maximum control over his own affairs and community.

Much like the European Union, the Federal Government was originally supposed to be a coalition of sovereign states, not an all-powerful governing body ruling over them from on high. It was only ever supposed to handle things like border control, interstate disputes, dealings with foreign governments, etc. Pretty much everything else was to be handled at the state and local levels. And nothing about marriage was mentioned, or even implied, anywhere in the Constitution. Therefore, the entire subject is a matter for the States, and any federal involvement in marriage at all is completely invalid.

And no, contrary to the bogus smokescreen the always-constitutionally-illiterate left incessantly uses to avoid this debate, the 14th Amendment does not, in fact, trump the 10th Amendment, negate all state sovereignty, and render the American people irreversible slaves to the whims of the Federal Government. It merely guarantees equal protection to freed slaves…as the authors of the 14th Amendment themselves are even on the record acknowledging (see here).

This brazenly lawless attack on the American people by such out-of-control judicial tyrants has absolutely torn the Constitution to shreds. And those dancing in the streets mindlessly celebrating the death of liberty today (because it happened to aid their side, this time) are in for a rude awakening once this tyrannical precedent gets applied by other unaccountable dictators.

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What life in socialist Europe is actually like

After spending years living in socialist Germany and exploring all over Europe, what is striking is that, even in one of the wealthiest non-U.S. places on Earth, it is all about learning to do without.

Let’s examine the facts:

-There is a crushing 20% sales tax on everything. There is also a TV tax, a radio tax, a dog tax, a death tax of up to 50%, and every other kind of tax you could possibly imagine…for a grand total of about 60-65% of your income (unless you have already been brutalized into poverty by this system, in which case you get welfare).

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” –Ronald Reagan

-There is no such thing as Central Air…people just suffer through the heat, and freeze in the Winter with these dinky little radiator-heaters (which is all most people can afford, due to staggering government utility costs).

-Gasoline is usually $7-10 per gallon (about 1.50 Euros per liter as I write this), due to the government’s insanely aggressive taxes on fuel.

-People usually cannot afford 15 or even 30-year mortgages…they often must get 50-year mortgages to purchase a home (government makes housing astronomically expensive).

-Consumers are 100% disregarded, given total crap for options, and complaints over terrible service are completely ignored.

-It takes six hours to do half a load of laundry (government forces people to use these tiny, ‘environmentally-friendly’ laundry machines).

-Showers are the size of phone booths, water heaters are often woefully inadequate, and all water services cost an absolute fortune.

-Closets do not exist. The only thing you can do to store and organize your clothing is to purchase a huge, bulky piece of furniture called a “wardrobe” for every bedroom, which leaves you with very little actual living space in the already incredibly tiny homes Europeans must deal with.

-You can’t wash your own car in your own driveway. That might hurt the environment, so you must take your vehicle to a government-approved car wash and wildly overpay someone else to do it for you.

-Even the “big,” “Americanized” trash bins hold no more than a wastebasket of garbage…for two weeks of waste (no matter how many people live in your home). If the can is overflowing, they will not take your garbage, and every single item is required by law to be organized into separate color-coded recycling bags.

-You cannot even name your own child without government approval. There is literally an agency you must register with upon giving birth that decides whether or not your child’s name is acceptable to the government.

-Gun rights do not exist. The only way to get access to any firearms whatsoever is through a jaw-droppingly extreme permit/licensing process that involves taking elaborate tests, paying fees, and proving to the government you have a “legitimate” reason for wanting a gun (hunting, target shooting, etc.).

And even if you do manage to jump through all the hoops required to get a gun, you can still only keep it if you regularly verify to the government that you are actively using it for the purpose you listed, or it will be confiscated.

-Hunting and fishing also require an insane process of government-mandated training, tests, fees, licenses, permits and endless other restrictions.

-Having extreme views is illegal. Being a Neo-Nazi is a crime, as is questioning the Holocaust, or anything that could possibly be construed as “hate speech” by the left. Flipping someone off is also a criminal offense.

-It costs thousands of dollars to get a license, own a car, and pay for the more than $1 million of auto insurance you are forced to carry…and there are speed cameras everywhere, and there is no gray area (my boss couldn’t even get out of a ticket from when he sped his wife to the hospital to give birth).

-Nearly two-thirds of YouTube’s top 1,000 videos have been banned in Germany due to the fanatical German Journalists’ Union (DJV) absurdly demanding that artists be paid for each and every video that in any way uses any part of their music–even if it is just some random user having part of some random song on in the background of their video.

-Company web sites are usually primitive and have inaccurate / outdated information, while almost no one answers their phone and you are forced to show up repeatedly during (often ridiculously narrow) operating hours to get the simplest product or service. Germans only work 36-39 hours per week, and the French have a 35-hour work week.

It goes on and on, and on.

Democrats, who used to absolutely crucify people for pointing out their socialist ideas and beliefs, now openly defend this disastrous, time-disproven ideology (see deregulation and lower taxes in China in the 1980s, in India in the 1990s, in Ireland in the early 2000s, and the left’s class warfare insanity that destroyed the US economy in 2008) as it punishes success, rewards failure, and lures self-reliant individuals into total nanny state dependence through handouts.

Usually, they try to justify it by arguing that Europe has superior, more affordable education and health care (as if freedom were irrelevant and all that mattered was being better-maintained cattle). But when you actually live there, you can’t help but notice that there is more to the story…as when you discover that you have to pay a small fortune to get your kids through grade school. Or that you still have to pay through the nose for insurance every month, cover all your own prescription costs, and sit on waiting lists to see a “free” doctor.

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Top 10 liberal lies about Ronald Reagan

The left’s relentless 24/7 smear campaign against Ronald Reagan for daring to prove that liberal policies are the problem has now reached a fevered pitch, with Hollywood propagandists and partisan liberal “fact-checkers” coming out of the woodwork to trash his legacy at every turn, desperate to discredit the record they cannot explain away or compete with, using laughably absurd misinformation that flies in the face of all the facts and evidence.

Here are the top 10 outrageously false talking points used by liberals to misinform the public about Ronald Reagan’s record:

1) Reagan gave tax breaks to the rich, causing a shortage in government revenues, requiring him to then raise taxes repeatedly on the Middle Class.

Reagan did dramatically lower taxes on those who create all the jobs in this country, thereby exploding economic growth and reversing the disastrous failure of liberalism under Jimmy Carter. And he did get politically forced by Democrats into ending some obscure tax deductions and passing some incredibly trivial and temporary increases in cigarette and gas taxes, thereby technically allowing dishonest liberal propagandists to willfully misrepresent him as having repeatedly “raised taxes” to rescue the economy…despite knowing that Reagan’s policies drastically reduced overall taxation, while still increasing federal revenues (by adding millions of taxable new jobs).

2) Reagan tripled the national debt.

It is pretty brazen for any Democrat to even mention this subject, considering the utter national bankruptcy to which they have almost irreversibly enslaved future generations at this point.

Under Reagan, the national debt went from $2.79 trillion to $5.1 trillion, with a massive worldwide arms race against the Soviet Union running at full tilt. Under Democrats, our much larger national debt has doubled (and that’s without taking into account all the future spending Democrats have committed us to), and we have already gone more than $6 trillion further into debt–far worse than any damage Reagan or either Bush ever did.

3) Reagan oversaw Iran/Contra.

This patriotic act of genius by Reagan sought to work around the tireless Democrat obstruction of aid to freedom-fighters in South America by arming Iran’s regime (installed by Democrats), which, at the time, was fighting the far greater threat to our allies and interests in Iraq. For being willing to do whatever it takes to fight America’s enemies, protect its allies, and defend its national interests, Reagan has been excoriated by liberals…who burn our flag, ban our Pledge, betray our allies and root for our enemies at every turn.

4) Reagan funded Terrorists.

Of course he did. When a terrorist group (the Taliban) is resisting a maniacal communist regime bent on global conquest (the Soviets), you aid that terrorist group. It’s called supporting whatever policy advances your own national interests at the moment…and every country on Earth is allowed to do it except America, apparently, according to liberals. The policy to be offended by would be the left’s insistence on armingfunding, supporting and even recruiting bloodthirsty Islamic lunatics who mass murder civilians and are at war with this country.

5) Reagan destroyed jobs.

As Forbes demonstrates with its graph of every presidency going back to FDR, job-creation absolutely exploded under Reagan (the current administration dead last). Liberals also absurdly pretend that Reagan giving job-creators more of their own money back to create jobs with somehow caused jobs to be sent overseas (which is actually caused by tax hikes, over-regulation, labor unions, frivolous lawsuits, etc.–all the Democrat policies that make it completely unaffordable to do business here).

Interestingly, liberals also fail to explain how the initial job losses during Reagan’s first two years (before he turned a disastrous Democrat economy into a thriving recovery) weren’t leftover casualties from the Carter years…a point liberals constantly rely on to falsely blame President Bush for the left’s complete and utter economic failures.

6) Reagan ignored AIDS.

According to Human Events, citing the American Federation for AIDS Research:

-237,428 people died of AIDS under Reagan,

-3,328,978 died of AIDS under Clinton,

…so Clinton apparently cared far less about AIDS than Reagan, according to the left’s embarrassingly kindergarten logic on this.

Additionally, as this Congressional report demonstrates, Reagan actually spent billions of dollars on AIDS research, in dramatically increasing amounts, despite the fact that things like heart disease and cancer were far more deadly diseases killing many times more Americans. The left’s actual complaint on this is not that Reagan ignored AIDS, but that his special treatment for gays at everyone else’s expense wasn’t more extreme.

7) Reagan gave amnesty to illegal immigrants.

This absolutely happened, and liberals are 100% correct: Even Reagan was not conservative enough.

8) Reagan attacked unions and the Middle Class.

This is a familiar leftist charade: Pretend to be outraged at the destruction of the Middle Class (which is the ultimate goal of liberalism) while only you continue pushing the policies that destroy it. For example, as Obamacare continues to skyrocket health care costs, the poor are staying poor, the rich are staying rich, and it is those in the Middle Class who are being violently shoved into a lower standard of living. Again, everything liberals fight for and protect makes it harder and harder for the Middle Class to exist (tax hikes, over-regulation, labor unions, frivolous lawsuits, etc.).

Unions are an unmitigated disaster for this country (see Detroit), and stopping their abuses is defending the Middle Class.

9) Reagan raided Social Security.

As CBS Money Watch explains, it simply never happened. But even if it had, perhaps this would demonstrate why we shouldn’t have enacted an unconstitutional nanny state program requiring us to entrust our retirement planning to politicians.

10) Reagan doesn’t deserve our adoration.

Apparently, Ronald Reagan deserves no particular gratitude or respect for rescuing us from utter economic ruin under Democrats, defeating the Soviets without going to war, and masterfully articulating our founding principles of individual liberty, free markets and limited government for the Ages. Liberals insist on vindictively smearing and vilifying the legacy of anyone who defends our rights and interests against non-stop Democrat failure, incompetence and treason…until they are marginalized, discredited and destroyed, regardless of the facts.

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Democrats criminalize Christianity in the military

In a stunning attack on the speech rights and free religious exercise of U.S. soldiers, Democrats have released a statement confirming the unthinkable: Any soldier who professes Christianity can now be court-martialed and may face imprisonment and a dishonorable discharge from the military…even if they are a military chaplain.

The statement released to Fox News earlier today:

Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense…Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis…

This statement follows a recent meeting between Pentagon officials and fanatical anti-Christian activist Mikey Weinstein, who helped design the new punishments for Christians who commit the now-criminal offense of sharing their faith with others.

Breitbart.com adds:

Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians–including chaplains–sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military are guilty of ‘treason,’ and of committing an act of ‘spiritual rape’ as serious a crime as ‘sexual assault.’ He also asserted that Christians sharing their faith in the military are ‘enemies of the Constitution.’

Never mind the fact that the separation of church and state is a myth that cannot be found anywhere in the Constitution (as I have explained before), or that it in no way violates anyone’s rights to have to witness or tolerate someone else exercising their faith…or that the only actual violation of the Constitution here is this tyrannical Atheist attack on the 1st Amendment.

**Update** Facing public outrage and the first open act of defiance by a high-ranking military leader over this, Democrats have done a complete 180 and now deny that any of it ever happened, despite multiple, separate confirmations from the Department of Defense that it did.

Suddenly, they are insisting that, contrary to all known definitions of the word, “proselytize,” all they had ever actually attempted to criminalize by making proselytizing a court-martial offense was coercion and abuses of power to force religion on others.

This is an interesting twist, especially considering that military chaplains operate outside the chain-of-command and have zero authority over soldiers..and that it is already illegal for those within the chain-of-command to discriminate or to force religion on anyone.

And for the record, there is no known reference material anywhere that defines proselytizing as anything more than to convert or attempt to convert. Coercive force has never been mentioned or even implied in any dictionary or by anyone in office until just now.

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New studies: Democrats are uninformed, intolerant and hypocritical

Another mainstream survey from another widely-respected, non-partisan polling firm has confirmed yet again that, contrary to everything we are told, it is Republicans who are more educated on the issues, more informed on current events and more open-minded, and Democratswho demonstrate persistent ignorance of the facts, narrow-minded intolerance and contradictory logic.

According to Pew Research, Republicans not only scored better on most of their questions on the issues, but by an average of 18 percentage points, while the few questions Democrats scored better on were only better by less than 5%. This is despite Republicans having fewer post-graduates.

The demographics questions also confirmed yet again that Republicans make up the most mainstream, Middle Class portion of the population, with solid educations and regular salaries, while the left is composed almost entirely of society’s outer-fringes: the extremely poor and uneducated, and extremely wealthy academics.

Other recent polls and studies also show that Democrats are more likely to “unfriend,” ban and/or otherwise try to silence anyone who disagrees with them on social media sites, and that they are willing to completely reverse their positions and abandon their own arguments to gain partisan power.

As Daily Caller explains:

A March 12 Pew study showed that Democrats are far more likely than conservatives to disconnect from people who disagree with them. ‘In all, 28% of liberals have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on SNS [social networking sites] because of one of these reasons, compared with 16% of conservatives and 14% of moderates,’ said the report, tiled ‘Social networking sites and politics.’

The report also noted that 11 percent of liberals, but only 4 percent of conservatives, deleted friends from their social networks after disagreeing with their politics.

A March Washington Post poll showed that Democrats were more willing to change their views about a subject to make their team look good. For example, in 2006, 73 percent of Democrats said the GOP-controlled White House could lower gas prices, but that number fell by more than half to 33 percent in 2012 once a Democrat was in the White House.

In contrast, the opinions of GOP supporters were more consistent. Their collective opinion shifted by only a third, according to the data. In 2006, 47 percent in believed the White House could influence gas prices. By 2012, that number had risen to 65 percent up 17 points compared to the Democrats’ 40 point shift.

Such polls, surveys and studies also consistently indicate that Mainstream America rejects the left on virtually every issue and sides with the Tea Party movement (which is also more educated) at every turn, hence the reason Tea Partiers are regularly crucified as bigots and dangerous extremists by the Non-Fox Media.

So, as it turns out, having a corrupt, biased news media that spoon-feeds blatantly partisan misinformation from Media Matters to the liberal herd while hysterically smearing all dissent against Democrats as mean-spirited right-wing racism…somehow manages to leave liberal voters ignorant, bigoted, irrational, and completely unable to handle intellectual confrontation. But remember, it’s the (far-more mainstream) FOX News viewers and Rush Limbaugh listeners who are being brainwashed, not the “pro-tolerance,” “pro-diversity” “realists” of the left.

Incidentally, being routinely trashed, lied about and vilified by the tantrum-throwing liberal fanatics who now control almost the entire flow of information in this country has the reverse effect on those who vote on actual principle (conservatives), making it easy for them to debate any opponent, no matter how adolescent, emotional or absurd.

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