Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

“Absurd”… “Internally Contradictory”.

July 1, 2012

It’s a tax… it’s a penalty… no, wait…it’s a tax.
Chief Justice John Roberts turned the Constitution and the Supreme Court on its head with a not-quite-coherent opinion in which he managed a tortured interpretation of the Obamacare Act, which was clearly intended to save the most detested piece of legislation since prohibition.

The temptation to jump on my keyboard as soon as I heard the announcement was severe. As with most news events, I prefer to wait until the immediate coverage has sorted itself from the garbage which so often accompanies events such as this. I’m glad I did. It gave me the opportunity to listen to the opinions of one of the true experts on the Constitution and Constitutional law in this country, Mark Levin.

For those of you seeking information you could not find a better, more coherent source than Mr Levin. His book, ‘Men in Black’, is a compelling look at the Supremes and their relationship to jurisprudence and the Constitution. His book,’Liberty and Tyranny’, is a tour de force which offers a compelling insight into the minds and actions of those who would destroy America as we know it.

Mark was as close to ballistic in his treatment and analysis of the Roberts decision as anything I’ve ever heard him say or write. Words such as “Mickey Mouse”… and… “There’s nothing redeeming about Obamacare, nothing”. To say that he filetted the opinion of the Chief Justice is a wild understatement.

Roberts found a political reason to render the judgement as he did. Had he not convoluted his reasoning along the tortuous path he chose, Obamacare would have gone down in the flames it so richly deserves. As it is, Roberts’ legacy to the court and the nation is going to be one of eternal vigilance on our part. The usual beltway pundits are falling all over themselves to posit this mess as some sort of conservative victory.

The only victory here is that there’s probably nothing that could have galvanized an already aroused conservative patriot populace more. Everything I’m hearing out here and reading online indicates a real anger over upholding a clearly unconstitutional law, which was passed in the ‘dark of night’ without a single Republican vote and not a single committee hearing.

For myself, November just can’t get here fast enough.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2012


MaoBama And The House Of Cards… Redux.

April 2, 2012

You told us in your multitude of yammering, meaningless phrases from your legions of slavish media symbionts that you and your Utopian schemes were inevitable… that we, the American people, the backbone of this greatest nation state in the history of the world, just needed to step away and genuflect before your brilliance and soaring rhetoric. We’ve had three really miserable years to attest for the magnitude of the error of electing you, Barack Hussein Obama. It’s an error we will correct very soon.

I wrote about Obama and his nearly delusional “House of Cards” some time ago. I get lost in the archives so I won’t bother to try and say when. But let’s just say my prognostications were frighteningly accurate. I guess you could say I was one of the deniers, one of those who had vetted our Imperial Majesty before his immaculation (thanks, Rush). What I saw frankly alarmed the hell out of me. The persistent Utopianist and redistributionist themes that ran through everything Obama did made me want to scream, “Open your eyes, you fools. The enemy is at the gates and the watchers are asleep”. I guess I have Barack Hussein to thank for this column, though. Without the dire threat he represents it may not have existed. It took considerable convincing on Dee’s (my editor) part, as it was.

You’ll be glad to know that MaoBama’s mad world is no less delusional than before. Much more so really, though now there’s a hint of desperation and not a little paranoia. As out of touch as the leftist radicals, their surrogates in the media and the unions are with the true mood of the nation, it’s no surprise that they had written off the Patriot Movement. The ‘Tea Partiers’ were a momentary phenomenon of 2010 and now, scattered and powerless, could be disregarded.

Of all the many mistakes that Obama and the goon squad have made (and they are legion), the fundamental misreading of the voices and the mood of the country is going to be the sword which will hamstring Obama’s Communist Utopian America dreams. The Supreme Court can never be taken for granted, but last week had a few surprises that just absolutely took MaoBama and his Attorney General, with all sails, aback… if not dismasted altogether.

The academic pinheads of the MaoBama regime had been sure that the Supremes would take the tack that it was a done deal and not examine the issue too deeply, and then accede to the reality of a government-enforced mandate. That rosy glow lasted about one word into Justice Kennedy’s opening statement and it was downhill from there. It was very entertaining listening to the lames of the Obama lapdog kennel trying to spin it into anything but the disaster it was… and it played out on camera for the entire nation to see.

It ain’t over until they bring on the fat lady, but it looks and feels a whole hell of a lot like at least a few on the Supreme Court remembered that the Constitution and its guarantees are the reason for their existence.

Yes, it’s Obama’s house of cards and it’s beginning to sway precariously. Don’t take your attention off Obama for a second. Desperate and paranoid he may be, but ever more dangerous for that. I do feel that he’s really capable of anything and that’s exactly why we, as American Tea Party Patriots, must be ever more vigilant for it.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2012


We Don’t Want Kagan! Republican Senators, Who Are You Working For?

July 2, 2010

You’d think that, after the millions and millions of telephone calls, letters, emails, faxes, personal visits to local and beltway offices… you’d think that after witnessing the millions upon millions of Americans taking their time and using their own rapidly diminishing personal treasure in literally tens of thousands of meetings across the country and in Washington DC, that the so-called Republican leadership would have gotten a clue.

Elena Kagan has no more qualification for the Supreme Court than Minnie Mouse has for a physics laboratory. It took the NRA to bring attention to what we in the Patriot community have been literally shrieking at you Senators… that we expect you to do the will of the people who sent you there. Apparently, and judging by the round after round of softball questions and obfuscating answers by Kagan, you are either deaf or incompetent.

Barack Obama has no ‘right’ to Supreme Court nominations of his choice. Barack Obama is a communist. Elena Kagan is a Marxist in his exact image. What the hell is it going to take to make you people wake up and smell the roses? Your oath of office is to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”. Obama is the enemy, make no mistake about it. Barack Obama and his DeMarxists are the greatest threat to this Republic in memory, possibly in history. ‘Giving’ Obama another Supreme Court nominee is like giving a spoiled brat a loaded revolver… pointed at our heads.

Now to be “fair and balanced”, there are some truly patriotic Republican Senators serving our country, but if you don’t have the intestinal fortitude to confront this perennial handful of pathetic excuses we’ll have to do it for you, and politically it won’t be pretty. You seem to think that we out here in the Patriot movements don’t talk to each other. You’re sadly mistaken… this movement has grown to the point where we can, and will, shift millions of votes if that is what is necessary. We have told you time after time that we will not tolerate the ‘old boy’ good time Charlie attitudes that have cost Conservatives and the country again and again. Having our own turn against us is getting very old, very fast.

The NRA is taking the lead on resistance to the Kagan nomination. They’re spotlighting the votes of the Republicans and ‘moderates’ in the nominating committee and will closely monitor the votes in the full Senate. The NRA has four million members nationwide. Almost without exception these Americans vote… millions more patriots will vote with them. The events of the last two years should be instructive to the mealy-mouthed treacherous “Repubics”, as Mark Levin is wont to call them.

There will be no ‘safe’ seats in the House or the Senate. We will name you and shame you before the nation whose trust you have scorned.
Then we will hound you from office.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010


Kagan Nomination Should Be Filibustered – Republicans, No Guts?

June 29, 2010

The very lack of information on Elena Kagan’s opinions regarding constitutional issues, which are key to this country’s survival as a free Republic, is the reason that Kagan should be dissected before Senate Republicans, carefully and in great depth.

Statements like “It’s fine if the law bans books because government won’t really enforce it” are stunning, with implications in several different directions. For one, it certainly indicates someone who has little or no respect for the Constitution, or by extension the people of this great country. It highlights the fundamental distrust of the individual right of free speech, on not only the part of the DeMarxist government, but is indicative of the inner Elena Kagan… the Obama clone who will be a rubber stamp for her Marxist boss.

There’s no longer any doubt in this country about who and what Barack Hussein Obama is and what he is trying to accomplish before he can be stopped. Elena Kagan wasn’t picked because she is a great jurist… or a jurist at all. She was picked by Obama because she is a political ideologue in the image of her boss, and can be reliably expected to follow Obama’s suicidal intentions for this country to a ‘T’.

The very fact that so much effort has gone into obscuring Kagan’s paper trail, including direct interference from the White House, is a glaring flare-lit tip-off to Republican Senators. Make no mistake… Elena Kagan favors a total ban on personal ownership of firearms. Philosophically, Kagan stands firmly with the dissenting Justices on the Supreme Court in Monday’s extension of the 2008 District of Columbia ruling in favor of an individual’s right to own and keep a firearm for self defense.

Those Justices would gladly support a total ban on firearms, such as has turned the United Kingdom into a bloody battleground, where citizens are regularly prosecuted and imprisoned for defending their own lives and property!! That’s the Elena Kagan that Republican Senators should be looking at, very carefully.

I assure you that we will be observing our Conservative Republican Senators throughout this process as well. A brilliant Jurist, Robert Bork, was destroyed by Ted Kennedy in an avalanche of lies and invective during his confirmation hearings, for no more reason than his opposition to Roe vs. Wade which is, and was, patently unconstitutional to start with… allowed by a gutless, timid Republican Senate. Sound familiar? The gutless part, that is.

Elena Kagan should be turned away. Not in revenge for the treatment of Robert Bork but because she is an out and out statist, and if not a Marxist, very closely politically and philosophically aligned with the DeMarxists. Republican Senators have the responsibility to see that only Constitutional originalists are selected for the Supreme Court. Senators, that is your responsibility to the people of this country… that is your responsibility to the Constitution.
There is a huge Constitutional Patriotic coalition out here and we are watching you as intently as we are watching the Kagan hearings.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010


Obama Running Interference For Kagan?

June 4, 2010

We haven’t heard much from Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. It’s almost like they told her to burrow down and stay out of site. Up until now we didn’t know a heck of a lot about what she did think about key issues and constitutional questions. All we had was the canned tripe put out by the White House via the lame stream media.

Elena Kagan

Since then, investigators have delved into the papers of the late Justice Thurgood Marshall in the Library of Congress and her writings there placed her firmly in the camp of the left. The unease that conservatives had about Kagan’s nomination has been vindicated. The Marshall documents are a window to Ms. Kagan’s fundamental leftist ideology and should be closely examined by Republicans.

Just why everyone has been running around, sagely harrumphing and preparing to roll over for this nominee, is puzzling in the extreme. Frankly, it smacks of the business as usual go-along-to-get-along Republicans that have plagued the party for so long. It’s why the patriot movement has given the removal of these people such a high priority. They will be replaced by rock-solid Reagan conservatives wherever and whenever possible.

There are reported to be another 150,000 documents, pertaining to Kagan’s time in the Clinton Justice Department, housed at the Clinton Library. Supposedly, these documents have to be read and cleared with the Clinton crowd. Plenty of time for monkey business there and, according to reports, President Obama is not eager to have this information surface before the hearings. Obama obstruct? No, of course not.

Liberal critics of Kagan’s nomination were concerned that she was too moderate. According to what I’ve been able to find they need not worry. Elena Kagan is far to the left of Justice John Paul Stevens.
Let’s let the Republicans know that we are following this issue very carefully… they will be under as much scrutiny as Kagan.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010


Senator Kyl, Shut The Heck Up!

May 18, 2010

The moderates in the US Senate are poised to roll over on the nomination of Elena Kagan. This is a prime example of the changes that are going to have to be made in order for the Republican party to prosper and grow into this century. Announcing to all and sundry that Ms. Kagan’s confirmation is as good as a done deal was not the smartest thing you’ve ever done, Senator Kyl. That applies to John Cornyn of Texas as well.

We have some questions we’d like asked and answered. If Elena Kagan is confirmed she will be making decisions that will influence the court, the constitution and ultimately the daily lives of every man, woman and child in this nation for two or three decades to come. Is there a single reason that she should not be vetted accordingly?

We know quite a bit about her. We know she’s a hard-left liberal from upper New York… surprise! She has spent most of her career in academia. She clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall and she worked for the Clinton administration for two years. The bulk of her paper trail will come from there. Last week, I said that Elena Kagan had never tried a case before a court. As a reader pointed out to me, I was incorrect. She has tried one case as Solicitor General before the Supreme Court.

She has some radical views on the first amendment and the government’s role. Kagan appears to have some serious anti-gun issues. Both of these deserve close scrutiny. Her shameful banning of military recruiters on Harvard’s campus should be a disqualifier by itself. For any Senator on the Republican side to state out of hand that he saw no impediment to Kagan’s passage is a slap in the face to every American citizen. You’re not doing the job we are paying you to do. To say we won’t filibuster is pure cowardice and is handing the problem right back for we the people to handle, in the form of a possible radical activist justice to deal with for decades.

Apparently, some of you moderate Republicans didn’t get the Bob Bennett message. There’s no place to hide from us and November is closer by another day. The Conservatives, Independents and disaffected Democrats, who together comprise the American Patriot movement which has taken the nation by storm, will not permit you to go back to your old ways. Remember, if you are not up for re-election this cycle we’ll be waiting when you are and you will answer to your fellow Americans and constituents for your deeds, or lack thereof.
The nation can no longer afford phony Republicans or false Conservatives. We don’t have that luxury any more.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010


Judicial Lightweight.

May 11, 2010

She’s a college buddy of Obama’s. Her name is Elena Kagan. Her portfolio is as empty as Obama’s own. She has never tried a case in front of any court. She has written no legal briefs or opinions. She has never tried a case, either as council or as a judge. She has no qualification to sit on the highest court in the land. She’s not as much lawyer or legal academic as she is a political hack for Barack Hussein.

Obama didn’t pick her for her legal brilliance. He picked her because she is every bit as much a left wing radical as he is. He picked her because she’ll follow Obama’s leftist agenda with the dedication of a zealot. He picked her for Solicitor General for the same reason. Rush Limbaugh called her a “pure academic idealist radical”. I’m inclined to go along with Rush’s analysis.

There is supposedly some trepidation among liberals about Ms. Kagan’s opinions about everything from the second amendment to her stated opposition to gay marriage. Many see her as an academic with the hallmarks of a cautious pragmatist and not the ultra-left leaning activist jurist they want. She’s plenty radical enough for most of us. I’m sure we’ll hear plenty more about her as this thing plays out.

The Republicans must filibuster this appointment. Republican lawmakers have a long history of being all too willing to cave on issues where standing on conservative principles was not the popular thing to do. Republicans should note and study what occurred with Bob Bennett. Our lawmakers should be aware that we are watching. We’re watching every race and every candidate very closely. Stand up and fight or go the way of Bob Bennett is what it amounts to.

Elena Kagan would be a dangerous radical on the Supreme Court. She is being put forth strictly because she’ll work to further the Barack Hussein Obama regime’s radical socialist agenda. Obama has taken a page from the book of Franklin Roosevelt, from when he attempted to pack the Supreme Court with Justices who Roosevelt knew were in favor of his big government policies.
As Conservatives, we have to do all we can to see that no ‘court packing’ goes on with Barack Obama in the White House. Filibuster or else.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010


Judicial Intimidation – More Obama Third World Marxist Tactics.

January 29, 2010

Scoring the President’s speech was a breeze. There was not a single word of truth in anything he said. Period. One hour, nine minutes and forty four seconds of absolute statist crap. If Mr. Obama thought that his HUGOESQUE farce impressed anyone other than himself he was deluded. Not even his own party could be moved to support him in the face of overwhelming opposition from most of the country.

When even the reliable  moderate Fred Barnes asks, “Haven’t we heard this speech before?”, you know your tune isn’t playing. But Fred, whom I seldom agree with, has a point… EVERY Obama speech sounds like every other Obama speech. That’s what happens when your ideology bumps into the nations reality. Barnes also said that it was the ‘least fresh’ State of the Union speech he had ever heard. Wow! Another point of agreement. I think Fred was speaking for most of the nation, aside from the rehashed liberal gibberish I referred to yesterday there were more assaults on the middle class, via pumping more private sector dollars into “job” programs which will only grow more government jobs and short term jobs, which will die as the money runs out. Watch for the big push for centralized government programs all over again.

Fred Barnes

What seems to be the message from President Obama is that he DIDN’T get the message that we, the people of the United States of America, have been sending him. We don’t want your massive government spending, taxes, regulation, and control of our health care system. Congress, however, HAS been getting the message in abundance. YOU ALL can take credit for that. It’s YOU, the American people, who are responsible for what happened in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts. It wasn’t the party machinery of the RNC. It was your unremitting efforts at getting the message out there that WE WILL NOT TOLERATE Obama’s back room, third world Marxist politics.

Obama urged Democrat Representatives and Senators to fall in behind him and ‘win one for the Gipper’. All the while they are scattering like a covey of frightened quail while counting the days until November. Few will be willing to commit political seppuku for Obama’s ideologically driven delusions.

Obama’s shameful third world treatment of the honorable members of the highest court in the land, and the DEMOCRATS who participated with him in it, was vintage Hugo Chavez or perhaps Mao Tse Tung. Especially given that he premised his Stalinist attack on a lie… which after all WAS pure Stalin. Few of the members of the Court will forget about about this treatment while Obama remains in office which may turn out to be a good thing for the rest of America.

Supreme Court Judges Listen To The State Of The Union Address.

The Supreme court made the correct decision overturning the portion of the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold Act that limited the freedom of individual speech, all leftist claims aside. The laws concerning foreign contribution to US election campaigns were UNTOUCHED AND REMAIN IN FORCE!
Another Obama BALD FACED LIE.
What last night taught us is that Barack Obama is far too ideologically committed to do anything like a Bill Clinton shift to the right. This is going to mean that at least for us the fight continues unabated.

Our marching orders are clear. We need to fight these people over every single item of their agenda and give no ground at all, for in fact is that not the way they have dealt with us?
Continue the Conservative march to victory in November and beyond. Shout the praises of freedom and the American way of life to your friends and your neighbors, and defeat those who would see us drown in the third world misery that would be Obama’s America.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Supremes Get One Right: Gut McCain Feingold.

January 22, 2010

After one of the WORST activist based decisions in history, that of April 2, 2007, which gave the EPA the power to treat auto CO2 emissions as an environmental issue, the Supreme Court seems to have finally put its robes on straight and actually READ the Constitution they are sworn to abide by. The court struck down major portions of the bill, especially those relating to the government’s regulation of free speech.

Senator John McCain’s support for this widely unpopular bill turned many Conservative and Independent voters against him, myself among them. That, and his support for amnesty among other “across the aisle” excursions, probably made him unelectable to anyone but party insiders. Frankly, I voted for him only as a vote against Barack Obama.

One hopes that the Supremes would continue their study of the Constitution for what it actually says and not in support of activist goals. It should be noted that President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, voted against the people of this country.

Supreme Court Of The United States

A number of other things have happened that should have Conservative patriots concerned since Scott Brown overturned Barack Obama’s brown, wormy apple cart. Nancy Pelosi, looking much like she had just bitten into one of those apples, admitted that they did not have the votes for the passage of Obama /Pelosi /Reid care. That’s a good thing, that’s a very good thing.
Democrats are scrambling to come up with something that doesn’t smell of defeat and absolute retreat for their boss, while in the face of an indisputable message from the AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Obama announced that he would seek a ONE POINT NINE TRILLION DOLLAR increase in the debt ceiling. I’d say “WHAT?!!!” But I used that yesterday. In does point to the incredible disconnect between mainstream America and the ideologically-driven Democrat government, that in the face of a clear message to the contrary the administration would continue down this politically suicidal path.

President Obama also announced the government takeover of the school loan program, another ONE HUNDRED AND THREE BILLION DOLLAR government takeover.
There were another 36,000 jobs lost last week, bringing job losses in the ‘Obama recovery’ to some 480,000 since the beginning of the Obama Presidency. Meanwhile, the Feds are planning to give PROTECTED STATUS to 200,000 Haitians.
This begs the question, just who the heck is protecting AMERICAN CITIZENS?

Here’s a question to France and that ODIOUS blowhard in Venezuela… where are your aid convoys to Haiti? Gee, guess they must have been delayed. But then we saw the way France treated it’s colonials and how Chavez treats his citizens.

There are Conservatives lining up in challenges to the leftists all over the country and the march to defeat the attempted takeover of our country continues. Now is not a time to slack up or to rest on yesterday’s accomplishments. Now is the time for action. Action begins in your communities. Action begins with you.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010