Checks & Balances Out the Window

I have a three year old daughter who is very independent. When she asks me if she can do something or have something and tell her no she will immediately go to my wife (her mother) and ask her. If my wife says no, she'll put up the biggest fit and end up trying to do it anyway! Sound familiar right? I used to do this, you probably used to do it too - but usually when we grow up and become more mature we tend to grow out of such things. Not so with President Obama.

He tried to get his American Jobs bill passed. The Senate took it to the floor and it failed to pass. So Obama decided to break up key parts of the bill tacked on other pieces of legislation...that also failed. So now, because he can't get what he wants, he's just going to bypass mommy and daddy (Senate & House of Representatives) and do it "administratively." Seriously...how can he do this and get away with it? Isn't there some type of system in place to avoid this from happening? Oh wait, there is - it's call the CONSTITUTION! Apparently our public officials don't care about it and will do whatever they want when they want.

Check out the full story on The Blaze...


Hey Mr. President, if it doesn't pass the Senate or the House of Representatives there's probably a good reason...I don't like, it will do more harm than good! I know you are trying to fundamentally transform America into something else and this is just another piece of that puzzle, but we can't always get what we want. Apprently you still need to learn that lesson.


Obama Without His Teleprompter

Thieves recently broke into a van and stole teleprompters belonging to President Obama.  Don't worry, everything is fine.  Obama is handling it well...

First time Conan made me laugh!


Freedom and Free Enterprise

I find it fascinating how history tends to repeat itself. I find it even more fascinating how most of us don't even know enough about history to recognize when it's happening again. The most fascinating thing of all is that most people don't care. As long as their life remains undisturbed, the world and nation can go about without having to worry about a thing.

"All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing."

That quote was by Edmund Burke and is a call for good men to stand up against the forces of evil.

If you turn on the television today to your favorite news program, you may hear some reports about the Occupy Wall Street Protests going on throughout the nation. Depending on the news station, you may find these protests as good or evil. Young and old people, whom most don't even know why they are protesting, are protesting against big corporations and the 1% wealthiest people who control the money - greed. A lot of these individuals would like to see the destruction of capitalism and have socialism/communism take it's place - or at the very least see the wealth redistributed from the rich to the poor to make everything fair and equal.

If these people knew anything about history, in order to have the luxuries of the freedoms that our country has experienced for over 200 years we must have free enterprise (i.e. capitalism).

I found an article written by Ezra Taft Benson. In 1953, Benson was appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by President Eisenhower. Benson accepted this position with the permission of LDS Church President David O. McKay and therefore served simultaneously in the United States Cabinet and in the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Benson was an outspoken opponent of communism and socialism. Through succession, Ezra Taft Benson became the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1973, and as President of the Church in 1985.

The article was given/written in 1977 - the year of my birth. I was again fascinated that while I was reading how prevalent the words applied to our time and day. The article is titled, "Freedom and Free Enterprise" (click link to view).

Here are few quotes that you may find interesting...
"It is my sober warning to you today that if the trends of the past forty years and especially the last fifteen years continue we will lose that which is as priceless as life itself: our freedom, our liberty , our right to act as free men. It can happen here, it is happening here. The outlook for free enterprise in the world has never seemed so uncertain as now."
"Today it seems evident that we are rearing a generation of Americans who do not understand the productive base of our society and how we came by such prosperity."
"The ethic of the day seems calculated to indoctrinate our citizens for a dependency on the state. Our founding fathers recognized that certain rights are inalienable, that is, God given. Today the state is looked to as the guarantor of human rights, life, liberty and property. Our forbearers practiced the biblical ethic that man should earn his bread by the sweat of his own brow. Today’s ethic seems to be that it is right to be supported by the sweat of another’s brow."
You really need to read the entire article to come to a better understanding between the two forces at play here - good and evil. Evil likes to make it look good, and that's why I think so many people, even good people, can relate to some of the messages conveyed by these Occupy Wall Street protesters. There is no gray, only black and white. The sooner we can see that, the easier it will be to defeat it. "Give me liberty or give me death." - Patrick Henry
Read "Freedom and Enterprise"


Obama Desires to Bypass Congress

From the book "The 5000 Year Leap", by W. Cleon Skousen he summarizes a few of the checks and balances set up by the American Founding Fathers. They "achieved a system of checks and balances...These included the following provisions:
  1. The House of Representatives serves as a check on the Senate since no statute can become law without the approval of the House.
  2. At the same time the Senate (representing the legislatures of the states before the 17th Amendment) serves as a check on the House of Representatives since no statute can become law without its approval.
  3. A President can restrain both the House and the Senate by using his veto to send back any bill not meeting with his approval.
  4. The Congress has, on the other hand, a check on the President by being able to pass a bill over the President's veto with a two-thirds majority of each house."
These are only a few of the checks and balances that were set up by the Founding Fathers - these are the main ones that relate to this post today. My previous post showed a 26 second video clip of President Obama telling his advisors to looks for things in the jobs bill that they can get done "administratively" without Congressional authority. In other words, to ignore the checks and balances of America's Three Headed Eagle and to pass laws without Congress. We even have representative Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) encouraging President Obama to do it as well - bypass Congress - Don't believe me? Here it from their own mouths...

Crazy right? Have you seen or read about this anywhere in the mainstream media?  The Blaze and GBTV.com reports on things that you can't find anywhere else! You should at least make The Blaze a daily read and try GBTV free for 14-days, if you don't like it or find value in it, you don't have to continue it - just give it a try.


Obama the Dictator

President Obama's jobs bill lived a short life and died in the Senate today. There's talk about Democrats breaking up the legislation in pieces and pushing them through a little at a time tucked away in some other bill on page 1,324 where no one will even notice until all the pieces come back together to complete the puzzle.  But why wait for Congress?  President Obama decided to circumvent Congress to try and get it done without their authorization.  Here it from his own mouth:

Thanks to The Blaze for this original video! A news website that is actually reporting on what's really happening in our nation and throughout the world.

Seriously! How is our President getting off the hook with this and nobody in the mainstream media questions this?...let alone even report on it? We have three branches of government for a reason - for reasons just like this! There's a proper order to get legislation passed and having the President go around Congress to get things done is an attribute of a Dictator. To not recognizes Congress' authority as established in the Constitution of United States in my opinion is a President NOT defending it like he should when he was sworn in as President.
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