We the People are the natural guardians.

Grab a copy of the Constitution.  The first three words are We the People.

Then it drops down to Article I and that deals with Legislative Powers… Article I,Section I reads:  “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.   It does not mention anything about “Executive Orders”. So are they constitutional?

The next step down is Article II and that deals with Executive Powers.

The next step down is Article III and that deals with Judicial Powers.

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Governor signs Obamacare Medicaid Expansion in Minnesota

As a result of my attending a protest of Minnesota Governor Dayton signing Obamacare into law in Minnesota, the governor allowed some of us opposing to speak, I was asked if I would and I accepted.

http://kstp.com/news/stories/S1910777.shtml?cat=1

I am a grateful combat veteran…grateful for the opportunity to live in the greatest country the world has ever known.  I love this country.  I still find it an honor to support and defend the Constitution of this country.

In my view, what actually took place today, January 5, 2011, was our governor, who took an oath to support and defend the Constitution on Monday, January 3, 2011, defied that very oath on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I am opposed to the Health Care bill because I think it is unconstitutional.

I think it is unconstitutional because, when I read the enumerated powers of the federal government in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution I do not find any mention of “health care.”

I also think it is immoral and unconstitutional to force or coerce anyone into buying anything, including health care or health insurance.

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In Minnesota…A Solution or A Continuing Problem

The fact that we have a different majority in the MN Senate and the MN House for the first time in nearly a half century, does not necessarily guarantee any changes in an out of control tax and spend government!

So what options do We the People have?  How can we change things?  We can begin by sharing some Constitutional indoctrination with our newly elected representatives as opposed to them sharing some political indoctrination with us.

Take a look at the Tenth Amendment, which Thomas Jefferson referred to as the ‘cornerstone” to the Constitution:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively or to the people”.

We can find the delegated powers listed in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution.  Any federal legislation, regulation or mandate that can NOT be attributed to one of those powers listed is in fact unconstitutional.

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A Continuance of Politics as Usual

By SCOTT WONG | 11/4/10 12:44 PM EDT Updated: 11/5/10 8:58 AM EDT

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky conceded that a full repeal of the health care law won’t be possible in the short term but pledged that Republicans would use their new oversight powers in the House to keep pressure on the Obama administration and Democrats.

“We may not be able to bring about straight repeal in the next two years, and we may not win every vote against targeted provisions, even though we should have bipartisan support for some,” McConnell said during a Thursday speech at the Heritage Foundation. “But we can compel administration officials to attempt to defend this indefensible health spending bill and other costly, government-driven measures, like the stimulus and financial reform.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/44702.html#ixzz14Q5jemDJ

We the People are in no mood for more politics as usual. 

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The Two-Party Plague continues in Minnesota

In Minnesota, when we have political debates, such as in Duluth, and Grand Rapids, we only see candidates that are from the Donkey and Elephant regimes, one trying to out do the other buying the most votes.

The above mentioned debates were sponsored by Debate Minnesota, which boasts a board member lineup of Donkeys and Elephants that apparently selects only candidates of their choosing, even though there are other qualified candidates seeking to represent the people of Minnesota instead of spending, corruption and lies.

http://www.debateminnesota.com/index.asp?Type=B_DIR&SEC={00792D64-D452-4A07-98B7-1EAAE9120F19}

Some of us in Minnesota are realizing, some faster than others, that the two party plague is in fact a disease that protects career politicians, corporate interests and increased taxes for the continued expansion of big government.  We want and need less not more!

Many of us in Minnesota are becoming or are damn tired of electing representatives that take it upon themselves to become our masters.  This certainly can not be what our Founders had envisioned.

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Nullification – What is that?

Thomas Jefferson, who most of us would call a creditable source, called Nullification the “rightful remedy” to the uncontrollable quest for government power.

In an oration in 1772, John Adams declared that, “Liberty, under every conceivable form of government is always in danger.” 26 years later, he personified that very danger when he signed into law the Alien and Sedition Acts, which made criticizing the president and others in the federal government a crime. Adams showed us that government is the greatest threat to liberty because it always tends toward the destruction of the individual’s natural rights.

In 1798 Thomas Jefferson along with James Madison, another creditable source, penned the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions in opposition to the Alien and Sedition Actc, which they felt violated the 1st Amendment rights of free speech and was therefore unconstitutional.  This was the first time that the term “Nullification” was used in political discourse.

Jefferson went on to say that any law that was unconstitutional, was in fact, no law at all!

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FCC Town Hall Hearing in Minneapolis

On Thursday, August 19th, 2010, a town hall meeting was held in Minneapolis and involved FCC commissioners Cobbs and Clyburn along with Minnesota Senator Al Franken, who had to leave early because his mother-in-law was in town.:)

Senator Franken and the FCC commissioners spoke about how important it would be to install more government regulation.  This time it would be the Internet.  They called it “Save the Internet” or they also referred to it as “Net Neutrality”

Senator Franken mentioned that the large corporations like Comcast, Google, Verizon will install their own framework and platforms that would benefit their bottom line and make it more difficult for Americans to afford what they referred to as the “tier” platform.  They are concerned that poorer class people could only afford a basic speed Internet, while the more affluent people would have access to a faster speed Internet.  They want all people to have access to the same speed.

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The Spirit and Intent of our Constitution

“The adoption of the Constitution will demonstrate as visibly the finger of Providence as any possible event in the course of human affairs can ever designate it.” ~  George Washington

Adherence to the spirit and intent of our Constitution was so important to our Founding Fathers that one of the first acts of the First Congress in 1789 was to pass the verbiage for the Oath of Affirmation of office in compliance with Article VI of our Constitution.

George Washington was administered the Oath of Affirmation of office, as prescribed by Artlcle II, Section I, on April 29, 1789, to which he added: “So help me God.”  He then made a few brief remarks:

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Servants or Masters?

I am an American.  I am a disabled Vietnam veteran.  I mention that for a couple of reasons.  Being a veteran has deeply magnified my appreciation to live in the greatest country in the world.  As a veteran I did take an oath to serve and protect the Constitution of the greatest country in the world and as such, I find it unacceptable to expect anything less from any elected representative that also takes an oath to serve and protect the Constitution.

In the beginning almighty God created the heavens and the earth.  After a break he created the People.  The People eventually created the 13 original colonies that became States.  The States then created the Federal government and gave it specific enumerated powers to serve the People and protect their freedom.

You may ask, where does our freedom come from?  Well if you were Thomas Jefferson you would answer…”Our freedom comes from our humanity.  In that we are created in the image and likeness of God, who is perfectly free, so then are we to be perfectly free.”

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