Your Right and Duty
The people you are electing to Congress have abandoned their responsibility to govern according the your Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence. Divided and conquered by partisan bickering, self-promotion, and non-stop political campaigning, they have abdicated your government to the President and the Supreme Court.
In reality you are governed by the Edicts of despotic Federal Judges and the Executive Orders of an Imperial President, enforcing their personal, social, and political agenda upon you. (i.e. their religion) Your Congress has allowed this. You have a right and duty to yourself, your posterity, and to God Almighty to defend your country against these tyrants within.
Attention Bible believers: Civil government is an institution of God just as much as the Church is an institution of God. "For by him (Jesus Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him. Colossians 1:16
We are guilty of rendering to Caesar (the Prince of this World) the things that belong to God:
- if we do not exercise our right and duty as American citizens to participate in the
elective process by helping godly candidates with our vote, finances, and volunteer help.
- if we belong to and support a Political Party whose platform violates the Bible, The
Word of God.
- if we vote for and support a candidate whose politics and values are known to violate the
Bible, The Word of God.
- if we vote for our supposed selfish interests, rather than what is good for the country
and what is Scripturally upright.
- if you are a Minister of the Gospel and encourage your people to do any of these things.
Finally, if you have not received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, do so now, then find a church committed to instruct and support you in God and Country matters. 'You must be born again." Go to page Free Indeed for instructions on how to.
Then, if the Washington crew sinks our Titanic, you will be in the Lifeboat.
How to contact your government in Washington, D.C.
Mail to Supreme Court justices like this: (They don't use email)
United States Supreme Court.
ATTN: The Honorable (add name -see below),
One First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20543
Names of Supreme Court Justices, 2016: John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia (deceased, February 14, 2016 - to be replaced) , Stephen Breyer, Alena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayer, Samuel Alito, Ruth Bader Ginsberg
How to Email your Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Short of revolution (God forbid) these are the only people who can change the way our federal government works. They are your voice in Washington. Feel free to communicate with them authoritatively, yet respectfully.
Note: U. S. representatives commonly claim that they are responsible only to the constituents in their Congressional districts. Not so! What they do in Congress affects all of us. Therefore, they should be expected to hear what any of us have to say on national issues.
1. Copy and print these instructions. You will need them to proceed.
2. Copy the message you will send, for pasting later. Use the message below if
that is your choice. "The People's Declaration" is another excellent choice.
Add your name after “Respectfully submitted…”
3. Search “contacting congress” on the Internet.
Then click on: Contacting the Congress: A Citizens Congressional Directory
(Congressional map of the United States will appear.
Read special instructions.
4. If you don’t know your district’s U. S. Representative, enter your state and zip code in the form supplied and click on Submit it. List will appear. Click on website hyperlink under "Contact Form" for your first U. S. senator at the top of the list, fill in the form and click on Submit. Go back to list and repeat for your second senator on the list. Then go back to list and repeat for your U. S. Representative.
5. Now go back to the Congressional map and in turn, state by state, click on each and all the other states on the map for a list of websites for U. S. Senators and Representatives.
6. When each state's list appears, click on website hyperlink under "Contact Form" for the first U. S. senator at the top of the list, fill in the form and click on Submit. Go back to list and repeat for second senator on the list. (Yes, you can email all 100 Senators, and you should, concerning national issues. What they do affects all of us). Also note that some representatives may be contacted by Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, etc.
Note: As time goes on, these original messages will become history. It is up to the readers to keep their messages pertinent to current conditions. The NewsnViews Page will help with this.
To: The Congress of the United States, Our national Representatives
From: We the People
cc: The U. S. Supreme Court Justices
A call for a drastic, back-to-the-Constitution change in relationship between the three branches of our federal government:
At this critical time, the very survival of our free, self-governing republic is in your hands, yet
"You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine, indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy." Thomas Jefferson. “Author of the Declaration of Independence"
Congress rise to your Constitutional powers and responsibility as the only law-making representatives of the People, the preeminent position among the three branches. Stop kowtowing to Humanist federal judges’ opinions and tyrannical Presidential Orders, thus allowing them to rule and ruin the country. This is a serious perversion of our Constitution.
By all means, lay aside all personal and partisan considerations and do this, starting with the five most urgent issues:
1. Muslim "Refugees"
Stop Obama and future presidents from taking in Muslim "Refugees" from Islamic countries. While we Americans are generous to help the abused people of the world, the Islamic world is driven by the Quran, their unholy scriptures. They will wage war, Muslim sect against Muslim sect. Among "Muslim refugees" are the real Muslims who will cut your throats if you will not bow the knee to Allah and submit to Islamic law; for Muhammad has instructed them to do so. The "moderate Muslims" are their support base for their goal of conquering the world for Allah and Shariah law. Goodbye forever sweet liberty!
Get our military out of the Islamic world - only except as necessary to protect our national security and to support Israel against its threatened annihilation by Islam. This may require taking out ISIS, as they are international terrorists.
2. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
Do not revise or repeal DOMA. Do not participate in any future court case regarding DOMA or any other Act of Congress. Congress, as the only elected national representatives of the people, is superior to the President and the Supreme Court. With all due respect for judges’ opinions, recognize them as opinions only – not law. Then in Congress assembled, make the final decision on the Supreme Court's social and political edicts and judge their Constitutionality before allowing them to be declared "the law of the land." Do this retroactive to the Supreme Court's June, 2015, opinion, presumptuously making same-gender marriage "the law of the land." Declare DOMA as written "the law of the land," and stop the presidents' enforcing this judicial opinion.
How, in Heavens name, can any self-respecting Senator or Representative allow non elected lawyer-judges of an inferior branch to contemptuously disregard them and the people who elected them, and confiscate to themselves the power to enact "the law of the land?" This is a gross violation of our Constitution; and all members of Congress who accept this tyranny against the people; their marriages, their homes, and their families; their Christian faith; and their God should bow their heads in shame.
In pompous contempt of the People and their Congress, President Obama cheered the Supreme Court's infamous 2015 Same-Sex Marriage edict, and is paying marital benefits to same-sex “married” couples. Cut off these funds immediately, and pass a resolution declaring the Court’s infamous decision null, void, and unenforceable.
Then impeach the lot of them. Get some backbone, Congress!
3. Affordable Health Care Act
Repeal this healthcare fiasco immediately. AHCA is loaded with medical, social, and economic disaster - an awkward, ill-advised attempt to swallow “the whole elephant in one bite,” to socialize medicine, and to seize more absolute power to the inept federal bull in the china cabinet. Like the Internal Revenue Code, AHCA needs to be burned. Then with more able people, start over and devise a healthcare system compatible with our once-free enterprise system, with government mostly as referee - not ruling master. Eliminating waste, fraud, and the political excesses of the federal government, basic healthcare is doubtless affordable to all.
4. "Planned Parenthood:"
These abortion mills have now murdered more innocents that Adolph Hitler and his Nazis. The mutilated babies in the womb have long since been replaced with whoever can cross our borders illegally, and vote Democrat. President Obama, "best friends forever" of Planned Parenthood and Islam is now throwing our borders wide open to Muslim cutthroats in the name of giving refuge to "Syrian refugees."
Stop funding Planned Parenthood immediately. Then onward until Roe V. Wade is reversed.
5. End the Supreme Court's War against Christianity and correct the damages done.
“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this; it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” John Quincy Adams, 1821, Sixth President of the United States, Son of Abigail and John Adams, Second President of the United States, Signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
The eventual downfall of our once great American republic was assured in 1963 when the U. S. Supreme Court in Engle v. Vitale took us off the long-standing Bible standard and placed us on the Humanist standard, based on nothing more secure than the corruptible nature of man.
Therefore, try as they may, politicians can never solve the insurmountable problems of this country while ignoring this fact. The underlying fatal flaw is in the federal judiciary, which has been allowed to run (and ruin) the country. We are on a sinking Titanic; and the band plays on!
“The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in . . . the federal judiciary; an irresponsible body [for impeachment is scarcely a scarecrow] working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States."
Thomas Jefferson, "Author of the Declaration of Independence"
“It is one of the evils of democratical governments, that the people, not always seeing and frequently misled, must often feel before they can act right, but then evils of this nature seldom fail to work their own cure. It is to be lamented, nevertheless, that the remedies are so slow, and that those, who may wish to apply them seasonably are not attended to before they suffer in person, in interest and in reputation.”
“It is regretted, I confess, that Democratical States must always feel before they can see: it is this that makes their Governments slow, but the people will be right at last.”
George Washington, “The Father of our Country."
And so we will if our representatives in Congress will step up to the plate a fulfill their Constitutional duties.
Respectfully submitted for the People by (your name) .
Had the people, during the Revolution, a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle. House Judiciary Committee, 1854
If We the People do not have the character of our ancestors and the will to end the federal government’s War against Christianity; America, good and free as we have known her, is lost. Why? Because the bonding of the “principles of civil government” with the “principles of Christianity” is the base upon which this great nation was built. Destroy this “indissoluble bond” and the structure will crumble. The Humanists and others know this very well, but the People, the real government of these United States, have been very slow to learn and most reluctant to act.
So let's keep the faith and march on to take our country back, and attend to the longer term Issues:
No. 6. Elect U. S. Senators and Representatives who understand these facts, and who are ready and willing to take the necessary action to restore Constitutional order to our federal government.
Think about it! The Democrats represent the poor. (Actually they also represent the rich if they are “liberal.”) The Republicans represent the rich, including big business. Who is representing Middle America? Answer: No one! In the mind of Washington elites, most of whom are wealthy, Middle America is merely a cow to be milked. (The middle class do not buy elections nor form a coordinated voting block.)
President Obama is making a big show of speaking up for the “middle class.” But Beware! Obama is a political disciple and former instructor of Communist Saul Alinsky, who advocated first deceiving, and then eliminating the “middle class.” (For a profile of Barrack Obama, go to the “Obama” page on this website.)
So, if “the people will be right at last” middle America, that great majority of Americans, must stop merely “feeling” and begin to “act right.” The Supreme Court in Engle v. Vitale confessed that 64% of Americans are church members. And in addition a great multitude more are Bible believers, even though they have not joined a church. So why is the War against Christianity allowed to continue? Answer: Because “the people, not always seeing and frequently misled,” have taken too much time “feeling,” and have taken no effective action against the fools that rule. (Actually, we keep electing them. They are hard to remove because of partisan politics, the buying of elections, and the self-endowed advantages of incumbency.)
The People, of course, can save the country only through their elected representatives in Congress. The Congressional elections of the next few years will determine whether “- this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”
So, what to do? First, stop pressuring politicians for selfish “entitlements.” (They used to be called “welfare,” but social and political correctness changed the word to “entitlements.”) Part of the welfare system has created an industry, composed of irresponsible men and women who deliberately bear children out of wedlock. These unwed women, their children, and the unidentified sires have been living off the public dole for generations. All efforts to stop this incredible scam have been blocked by government policy. These irresponsible (men ?) could be identified by DNA testing and required to support their offspring, by the chain gang if necessary.
“The only entitlements we believe in is an America where if we work hard, we can get ahead.” Vice President Joe Biden, 2011.
O, if only Biden’s words were sincere. But the fact is, his Democratic Party encourages these illicit “entitlements;” because they have created a huge voting block for the Democratic (read Socialist) Party. Without this voting block , along with several other voting blocks of an immoral nature, this party could not win elections.
Warning: “A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.” (Including your liberty.) Thomas Jefferson, “Author of the Declaration of Independence.”
Next, profile incumbents and candidates. (See page “Know your Candidate” on this website). Remove the entrenched, self-serving politicians from Congress. Most of them have already disqualified themselves for the work of restoration that must be done. Replace them with people who are not interested in non-stop campaigning and a lifelong career in politics. The right candidates will be committed to reversing the evil done by the federal judiciary and restoring Constitutional order to the three branches of federal government. See that they do so, then stay informed and require your representatives to move onward to economic reforms that will place the country back on sound economic and financial bases; then continue on to add much needed amendments to the Constitution.
Beware of lawyers and professional politicians that promise to get you everything you want from the government! These characters, along with the federal courts, are the people who got us into this present mess.
No. 7. Put a new Congress back in charge of the federal government.
“In the first place, there is not a syllable in the plan under consideration (the Constitution) which directly empowers the national courts to construe the laws according to the spirit of the Constitution.” Alexander Hamilton, “Ratifier of the Constitution” in Federalist paper No. 81
Judges are lawyers, Mr. Hamilton, capable of finding syllables where there are none.
“In republican government, the legislative authority (Congress) necessarily predominates.”
James Madison, “Chief architect of the Constitution” in Federalist Paper No. 51
The purpose of this act is to bring to a screeching halt federal judges’ “legislating from the bench” and enforcing their orders as the supposed “supreme Law of the Land,” and an end to an imperial President ruling by Presidential Proclamation.
In short that there might be "government of the People, by the People, for the People" through their elected representative in Congress assembled - no more government by judicial decree or presidential proclamation.
The new Congress has the duty and the Constitutional authority to take primary control of the federal government out of the hands of the President and the Supreme Court and they must do so, if America is to survive. (Congress is the only elected national representatives of We the People, and the People are the real government of these United States.) Therefore, Congress must be committed to override Presidential vetoes and impeach federal judges who oppose this move. They have the duty and the Constitutional authority to do so.
Why must this be done? See the “Judges” page on this website. This could be done quickly and easily by an Act of Congress – no Constitutional Amendment necessary. Roughly, the Act might read as follows:
The Separation of Powers Act
ARTICLE I: This Act shall be entitled “The Separation of Powers Act.”
ARTICLE II: Applicability: This Act shall apply only to certain Amendments to the Constitution of the United States: namely Articles I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, and XIV, commonly known as “The Bill of Rights” or “Civil Rights Amendments.”
Article III. The Congress: Whereas the Constitution of the United States is Statutory Law enacted by the People of the United States of America, through their representatives, in Congress assembled; and whereas federal legislative power is vested in the Congress of the United States alone, Congress alone shall have the power to enact the supreme Law of the Land pursuant to the Constitution of the United States.
Article IV. The Executive and The Federal Judiciary: The President shall never exercise the legislative or judicial powers or either of them. The federal judiciary shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them. Therefore (1) Congress shall review all applicable Presidential proclamations and federal judicial orders issued prior to this Act and by Act of Congress either rescind same or enact same into law and submit same to the President for signature and enforcement; and (2) all applicable Presidential proclamations and federal judicial orders issued after the enactment of this law, shall be submitted to Congress for review, nullification, or enactment into law by Act of Congress and submitted to the President for signature and enforcement.
Should the Supreme Court by majority opinion declare any Act of Congress to be Unconstitutional, the Court shall present its opinion Congress. Congress shall thoroughly review the law and either rescind the law or let it stand as written, in which case the law as written shall remain the law of the land, and be so enforced. Or, should Congress by majority vote elect to revise and reenact the law, Congress shall do so and submit same to the President for signature and enforcement. The President shall in no wise enforce any judicial opinion that has not been so reviewed and made the law of the land by Act of Congress.
Article V. The President: All enforcement power of federal law shall be vested in the President of the United States. No federal law, whether it be originally enacted by Congress, or originated in federal judiciary opinion, reviewed by Congress, and made the law of the land by Act of Congress, shall be enforceable until the Congress shall submit same to the President for signature and enforcement. The President is Constitutionally enjoined to “take care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”
Article VI: All Presidential Proclamations shall be presented to Congress for approval by majority vote before enactment.
Article VII: Congress shall be the final arbiters of all Constitutional questions, enumerated in Article II of this act.
Article VIII: Nothing in this Act shall be construed to alter the Constitutional power of judicial review and opinion; the veto power of the President; The power of Congress to override a Presidential veto; the impeachment power of the Congress; or the Constitutional procedure for Constitutional Amendment.
No. 8. Kill political party control of Congress, requiring Congress to act as one Independent Body.
“It is a fact too notorious to be concealed, that Congress is rent by party, that much business of a trifling nature and personal concernments withdraws their attention from matters of great national interest at this critical period...Party disputes and personal quarrels are the great business of the day whilst the momentous concerns of an empire, a great accumulated debt, ruined finances, depreciated money . . are but secondary considerations and postponed from day to day, from week to week as if our affairs wore a most promising aspect.
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissention, which in different ages and countries has perpetuated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.
Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight) the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of Party are sufficient to make it the interest and the duty of wise People to discourage and restrain it.”
George Washington, “The Father of our Country.”
Repeal all present rules of Congress regarding Political Party membership, remove all Political Party operatives from Congressional deliberations, and require all members of Congress to govern as Independent representatives of the People. This will require an Act of Congress, (not likely the present Congress) then proceed with a Constitutional amendment restoring the rules regarding national representatives contained in the Articles of Confederation as follows:
"For the most convenient management of the general interests of the United States, delegates (Senators and Representatives) shall be annually appointed in such manner as the legislatures of each State shall direct...with a power reserved to each State to recall its delegates (Senators and Representatives), or any of them, at any time within the year, and to send others in their stead for the remainder of the year.
Each State shall maintain (pay) its own delegates (Senators and Representatives) in a meeting of the States (in Congress assembled), and while they act as members of the Committee of the States (Congress)." Article V, The Articles of Confederation.
Great ideas that should have been carried forward from the Articles of Confederation into the Constitution - let the State legislatures appoint their State's U.S. Senators and Representatives, pay them from the State treasury, and recall them whenever the State legislature decides that they are not properly representing the people of the State in the best interest of the Union.
(The present Constitutional rules for Congress has allowed Senators and Representatives to become life-long professional members of Congress, setting their own rules, their pay, perks, retirement, campaign finance, etc. In short there is virtually no oversight of the representatives we send to Congress, except our vote at the next election. But their self-endowed advantages of incumbency and big money buying elections make their removal from office far more difficult and expensive than is reasonable.)
Think what a happy day that would be if we returned to the rules for delegates in the Articles of Confederation - no more non-stop campaigning for U.S. Senator or Representative - no more wasting time and money on these elections (nor buying them) - no more campaign "war chests" - no more members of Congress deciding their own pay and perks - no more advantages of incumbency! If we have elected State legislators that we trust, can we not trust them to appoint our representatives to Congress?
Can we expect the present entrenched members of Congress to do this? Not on your sweet War Chest, honey! It will take a brand new Congress with real, worthwhile reform in mind, thinking beyond their own interests during their own lifetime.
No. 9. Force the federal government to live within our means.
“If our outgo exceeds our income, our upkeep will be our downfall.” Every head of household understands this old axiom very well. The fools that rule do not.
On November 16, 2013, the national debt approached the $17 trillion dollar mark ($17,000,000,000,000). (How did it do that? Are we not even paying the interest on the debt? Are the feds still funneling borrowed money to the banking industry?) Congress wants to reduce the national debt by 1.5 trillion over the next ten years. But they say their “colleagues across the aisle” can’t agree on how to do it. (Party control of Congress). Meanwhile President Obama rants against Congress for not borrowing more money to “create jobs.”
So let’s do the math. $17,000,000,000,000 divided by $1.7,000,000,000,000 = 10 +, multiplied by 10 + years = over 100 years required to pay off the national debt at the rate proposed by Congress.
Fact: Extravagant government policy (and the demands of misguided people) has laid the cost of living beyond our means upon the backs of our children for the next three generations! So what shall we do?
Let’s ask George.
“As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible; (living within our means) avoiding occasions of expense by cultivating peace, (instead of trying to police the world) but remembering also that timely disbursements to prepare for danger (preparing for military defense) frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repel it (war); avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, (all those “entitlements,” etc.) but by vigorous exertions in time of Peace to discharge the Debts which unavoidable wars may have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing posterity (already the next three generations) the burthen (burden) which ourselves ought to bear. The execution of these maxims belongs to your Representatives, (as soon as we get some) but it is necessary that public opinion should cooperate. (Yes, that too.) No pecuniary consideration is more urgent than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt; of none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable.
It is believed that the result is such as to encourage Congress to consummate this work without delay. Nothing can more promote the permanent welfare of the nation, and nothing would be more grateful to our constituents (hopefully).
Indeed whatsoever is unfinished of our system of public credit, cannot be benefited by procrastination; and, as far as may be practicable, we ought to place that credit on grounds which cannot be disturbed, and to prevent that progressive accumulation of debt, which must ultimately endanger all governments. (Has it already?)
George Washington, “The Father of our Country.”
O, that the fools that rule had heeded that sage advice before we sank so deep in debt. But now that we are stuck with it, how can we “place that credit on grounds which cannot be disturbed, and…prevent that progressive accumulation of debt” in the future?
Clearly, and first of all, We the People must condition ourselves to do what must be done. Don’t expect the other fellow to give up some of his “entitlements” while clinging ferociously to your own. Next we must replace the present Congress with wise people of a totally different mindset to the present Congress - people who are committed to doing what must be done for the country as a whole, not for themselves, and not only for “the folks back home.”
Re-distribution of Wealth
We hear much argument over the “re-distribution of wealth.” This is generally understood to mean taking away from the “haves” and giving to the “have nots.” Government policy already re-distributes wealth by favoring certain industries - among them education, health care, the law business, foreign policy (foreign aid and policing the world), and others. In addition to this form of re-distribution, our many “entitlements” often take from the workers and give to the drones. Our whole system of “promoting the general Welfare” is in crying need of serious review and revision.
Present government policy contributes to making some exceedingly wealthy, while taking from others the means of making a living, milking middle America, and creating a permanent class of dependents. All the while our “outgo” keeps exceeding our “income.”
This Congress has only two methods by which to pay down our national debt to a reasonable level, to restore the soundness of the dollar, and begin to live within our means – (1) reduce cost, or (2) increase income, or some combination of the two.
Get rid of federal programs that are unnecessary, unprofitable, and unaffordable.
Start with the U. S. Department of Education. President Jimmy Carter (and Congress) created this department to gain the votes of the American Education Association. Shut it down and revoke the national charter of the AEA.
This department is not only unaffordable; it is downright damaging to education and liberty. Before federal tyrants expelled God from school, our academic achievement level was Number 1 compared to other nations of the world. Since Congress allowed President Carter to foolishly make Uncle Sam America’s schoolmaster, our academic achievement level has dropped to Number 17 (math) and Number 25 (science). Probably we are still Number 1 in Darwinism, racism (both the historical and the reverse kind), and sociological nonsense.
The federal takeover of education has created a mammoth, bloated, gluttonous industry, with an insatiable appetite for money that is dumping our education dollars into a bottomless pit. Left behind is a simple, basic “3R’s” education , which is all that is necessary for most people - this error in favor of pushing all students into college.
For Heaven’s sake, when something is not working, don’t band aid it, - kill it and get back to what works!
The "dumbing down of America," and squelching of our most basic liberty is the direct result of the federal government’s War against Christianity and force-feeding our schoolchildren Darwinism, sociological nonsense, and political correctness.
So what is the answer? Shut down the U.S. Department of Education and stop all federal aid to (and control of) education. This federal program serves no purpose but to feed the education industry at taxpayers’ expense. This move will not damage education; it will benefit it by simplifying the education process and leaving it to state and local control, where it belongs.
Simplify the process? Yes! Teach them the basics and how to read, and then send them to the library. (Actually all knowledge is now available at our fingertips on the Internet.) Furthermore it is unreasonable to try pushing all students into college. The majority of students will end up in manual employment, mostly by choice, and no college degree is needed to flip hamburgers, drive a truck, or operate a backhoe, (or most of the other things we do, for that matter.) Enough people who are ambitious for higher education will find a way to get it.
End all federal aid to education? Yes! We will find primary and secondary education to be better and much less expensive when we get the federal nose out of it. Including universities? Yes! Federal aid to universities is largely supporting tenured radical professors, many of whom are downright enemies of our free, self-governing republic. (Read the “Obama” page on this website.)
Including research? Yes! Edison didn’t need federal aid to invent the light bulb. Neither will inquiring minds cease to exist when federal aid is cut off. And do we really need to know whether life-supporting conditions could possibly exist on a supposedly earth-like planet 600 light years away? (It would take us a million years to get there).
State and local control? Yes! That’s where it was before the federal government’s War against Christianity, when American education was Number 1.
Home schooling and private education has proven superior to public education. It should be encouraged. Requiring parents of these children to pay taxes for public education that they are not using is unjust, intolerable, and should be ended.
Education, both public and private, in addition to the basic “3-R’s –reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic” – should teach the work ethic, frugal personal money management, frugal and healthful lifestyle, do-it-yourself skills, medical self-help, and other practical basic life skills. For American history to be taught honestly it must be taught in light of the founders’ religion and their concept of liberty and civil government. Just let the truth speak for itself – no religious proselyting necessary.
Common civility, respect for others, and moral conduct must be required of school children, but formal teaching of religious doctrine is best left to the parents and their particular religious institutions. This includes the doctrines of religious Humanism, Islam, and all other religions. Darwinism, political correctness, racism (of either the historical or the reverse kind) and sociological nonsense must be scrubbed from all subjects – a waste of time and money, and worse. These topics are just as offensive to some as forcing them to be attentive to some other person's religion. Those who wish to imbibe this stuff can find it in the library or on the Internet, when they are mature enough to handle it objectively.
Squelching students’ First Amendment right to freedom of religion at school is tyranny, unconstitutional, and must be put to an end. School staff and facilities are quite capable of making provision for religious exercise at school, or abstinence therefrom, without interfering with the process of secular education or being a justifiable offense to anyone.
And now, after these hard words, we offer our heartfelt apology and hats off to the countless schoolteachers who are rescuing some of our children from the clutches of Uncle Sam, and educating them in spite of the government.
Other U. S. Departments.
Two 2012 Republican presidential candidates proposed to eliminate other U.S. Departments. Rick Perry proposed to eliminate three departments. Ron Paul proposes to eliminate five. These proposals are beyond the scope of this study, but there is merit to them. All U. S. Departments should be put under microscopic scrutiny for downsizing, re-organizing, or elimination.
January 8, 2012, Fort Worth Star Telegram: U.S. will keep paying for Iraq war for years. “The conflict has already cost more than any war except World War II.”
When all is said and done about this war, will we have accomplished anything but extend the Shiite Islamic empire of that madman in Iran, sunk ourselves further in debt to China, and create more hatred abroad for America? We can never impose American style democracy under Islam. Neither can we afford to militarily police the world. We must, however, be prepared to defend ourselves against terrorism and any threat to our national security.
There are ways for Americans to give direct aid to the needy of the world. But should we be borrowing money that we don’t have from China and giving it to Pakistan, (or any other national government for that matter)? Is much of our foreign aid no more than shakedown money going to foreign despots so that we may go into their country and rip off their people?
Medicare and Medicaid
In the News:
December 4, 2011, Fort Worth Star Telegram: “Health spending is 20-30 % waste, boss says.” The “boss” is Dr. Donald Berwick, former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. What/who is guilty of this waste? Well, it all goes back to government policies that, more often than not, encourage the great American Greed Creed. For instance:
December 11, 2011, Fort Worth Star Telegram: “Feds investigate fraud in hospices.” “Hospice care has ballooned to a $14 billion industry in the U.S.” Hospice care is special care and counseling for the dying. The ballooning of hospice care is caused by fraudulent, sometimes pretended, hospice care for those who are not dying.
December 17, 2011, Fort Worth Star Telegram: “Five guilty in Medicare Scheme” “Patients took $100 per month to pretend they were in need of home health services.” In this case fraudulent home healthcare companies hired recruiters to recruit Medicare and Medicaid patients willing to pretend they were in need of home health service so as to increase the companies’ business.
December 2011, Fort Worth Star Telegram: “Florida cracks down on “pill mills.” “Pill mills” refers to fraudulent clinics, commonly known as “Pain Management Clinics” that overdose patients with prescription drugs and charge Medicare or Medicaid for each visit and each prescription. These criminals are not only swindling the taxpayers; many of their patients are actually dying from these overdoses. Known to this writer is a deceased patient who had been overdosed by one of these “pill mills” with 23 prescription drugs at the same time. The “pill mill” scam originated soon after our generous (?) federal government added prescription drugs to our “entitlements.”
These medical scam artists are not low-class criminals. They are respected members of the medical profession, trusted to faithfully attend the health of the people.
December 28, 2011, Fort Worth Star Telegram: “Metal hip failures may cost billions” (Meaning it will cost taxpayers billions, since the lion’s share of these joint replacements were paid by Medicare or Medicaid, as will the replacements of the replacements.)
December 30, 2011, Fort Worth Star Telegram: More youths are testing positive for HIV in Texas.” “This trend will lead to greater burdens for the healthcare system.” (Perhaps due to the Gay/Lesbian voting block, effective handling of the HIV/Aids problem in this country has been a sacred cow to our policymakers. “Practice safe sex,” is about the best they have been able to come up with, and of course requiring taxpayers to pay the cost of those who don’t.)
“The official, Dr. Berwick, lists five reasons for what he described as the ‘extremely high level of waste.’ They are:
over treatment of patients; (Doctors are guilty of this, partly because of their own greed, and possibly sometimes because of fear of malpractice lawsuits).
failure to coordinate care; (Doctors are guilty of this).
administrative complexity of the healthcare system; (Blame federal government policy for this. Our federal government is too big, too distant, and too ignorant to efficiently manage our healthcare system).
burdensome rules; (Go to the emergency room in any hospital and you are likely to see a government-required sign advising all comers that they cannot be denied medical treatment. So, many come for free doctor’s care, having no greater ailment than a snotty nose, a common bellyache, or some other minor ailment – ailments that could be treated at home with a minimum knowledge of medical self help. Medical personnel are required to follow up with non-paying patients for a report on how well they were treated in the ER – something not required of paying patients. And God help the medical personnel who have not conducted themselves as government nannies, treating these freeloading patients as the precious children of Uncle Sam.
If everyone who receives medical treatment were required to pay something, perhaps this would put an end to some of this irresponsible freeloading.
and fraud. See examples above and multiply these few instances by the multiplied thousands of examples across the country that could be cited. Just let the government come up with a “freebie” federal program and thieves of a higher (or should we say lower) class come out of the woodwork to swindle the taxpayers. Repeat - Our federal government is too big, too distant, and too ignorant to efficiently manage our healthcare system).
January 7, 2012. Fort Worth Star-Telegram: “Santorum seeks cuts to Social Security now, not later”. We must admit it took guts for Republican presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, to make such a statement, which could very easily cause him to lose the election. On the other hand, seniors, for the most part, are more sensible about facing realities than the spoiled generations that follow. (Although the kids are beginning to realize that their retirement years may be rather bleak, since the Social Security fund is predicted to dry up in just 25 more years.)
“Santorum has said changes should include a higher eligibility to qualify for Social Security benefits and tighter restrictions on benefits for upper income people.” He also recommends extending the retirement age to 67.
Extending the retirement age beyond 65 has its downside, because unemployed young people need those jobs that seniors would be hanging on to. Santorum is right in his other two points – cut Social Security now and limit benefits for the wealthy. Others who understand that benefits must be reduced want to phase in the cuts over the next ten years. Same old saw, the same mindset that has put the next three generations under the load of our national debt - postpone, postpone, postpone. Maybe someone will pull a rabbit out of the hat, and we won’t have to do anything at all. A means test would prevent reducing Social Security benefits below the subsistence level for anyone.
Limit benefits for the wealthy? Yes! Social Security as an actuarially sound insurance program has long since been abandoned. It is nothing more or less than a tax to help support the elderly in retirement. A means test should be applied to everyone applying for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, or any other “entitlement”. (And be ready to ferret out the greedy who will hide their wealth just to take from their tax-paying children what, to the wealthy, is just a pittance, but in national total an unbearable burden).
Now a word to the old folks, (of which I am one). Most of us have tightened our belts many times before, and we know how to do it. Shall we do it again, or shall we borrow more money from China so we can live above our means, and leave our debts behind for our children to pay? Really now? Should we demand that our children be taxed to buy us a Hoveround when a recycled wheelchair will suffice?
If we all cut back a little, no one will be hurt very much. Should there also be a cut in pay for all government functionaries who are making and administering these unaffordable policies? Such a move would prove their sincerity about “leadership” so prominent in their self-promoting political blather at present.
The multitude of areas of government grants, waste, and mismanagement is too great to be dealt with in this short article. Reform in these areas must be ongoing, if we are to pay our national debt, put our national finances in order, and restore the soundness of the dollar. So, moving on now to increasing federal government income.
Increasing federal government income
Once the federal bull in the china closet is corralled in its Tenth Amendment pen, an increase in income will be necessary only to repay our national debt.
At the time of this writing Congress is deadlocked in partisan squabbling over how to decrease the national debt. “It is a fact too notorious to be concealed, that Congress is rent by party, (Democrats v. Republicans) that much business of a trifling nature (like declaring pizza a vegetable) and personal concernments (pork barrel, perks, and politics) their attention from matters of great national interest (like the Court’s War against Christianity) at this critical period...Party disputes and personal quarrels (Party control of Congress) are the great business of the day whilst the momentous concerns of an empire, (too expansive and too intrusive to be micro-managed from Washington) a great accumulated debt, ($17 trillion and steadily growing) ruined finances, (by the Federal Reserve System) depreciated money (devalued again by Congress’ recent bailout of the banking industry) . . . are but secondary considerations and postponed from day to day, from week to week as if our affairs wore a most promising aspect." George Washington, “The Father of our Country” Clearly Congress hasn’t changed much in 235 years.
The Democrats are continually trying to get at the rich man’s money to finance their Socialist programs. The Republicans are continually trying to guard the rich man’s money, contending that they “create jobs.” It is true that the rich create jobs. On the other hand this writer observed the other side of this coin during several years employment in corporate America. To increase profits, corporate America’s first choice is to eliminate as many jobs as possible, and with the savings used to pay exorbitant salaries and bonuses to their top brass. And the corporate elite are rather cold blooded about it.
So, let’s see if we can add some common sense and equity to this equation. In the first place, taxes must be levied where the money is. The poor ain’t got it, and the Middle America cow has been practically milked dry by over burdensome taxes and the continual devaluation of the dollar. Where, then, is the big money? It is with the people in the industries favored by government policy – the medical industry, the law business, the banking industry, corporate America, and others that could be named.
The medical industry gains much of its wealth from the taxpayers through Medicare and Medicaid, and possibly from the socialized medicine program yet to be enforced. Is it not right, then, for those who grow rich from the taxpayers’ money to return an extra portion to the government that has favored them?
The law business gains much of its wealth protecting its lawless clientele (recycled thugs are big business for criminal lawyers), lobbying government for favors for wealthy clientele, occupying our policy making offices, conducting the War against Christianity, and Lord knows what other mischief. The entire criminal law business- judge and jury, prosecution and defense, incarceration and release, and repeat all the above over and over again for the same recycled thugs – all paid for by your tax dollars, transferred from your pockets to wealthy lawyers. Should wealthy criminal lawyers be required to return an extra portion of the tax dollars that made them wealthy? Should wealthy lawyer/lobbyists be required to return an extra portion of their ill-gotten gains to support the policies they cause to be created?
“Revolving door” politicians leave office and add to their wealth gained by “personal concernments” while in office. This they do by using their special access to, and influence with, office holders to gain favors for their rich clientele, growing rich themselves in the process. Should these fat cat politicians be required to return an extra portion of their ill-gotten gains to support the unaffordable policies they help to create?
Exported jobs 1: Should we impose an “Outsource Tax” on those companies that grow rich “outsourcing” services overseas, while leaving the taxpayers to pay for the unemployment hardships at home?
Exported jobs 2: Should we impose a “Made in China Tax” on those companies that grow rich selling “Made in China,” while leaving the taxpayers to pay for the unemployment hardships at home?
Exported jobs 3: Should we impose an “Exported Production Tax” on those companies that grow rich moving their production facilities out of the country, while leaving the taxpayers to pay for the unemployment hardships at home?
Exported jobs 4: Etc.
Imported Workers: Should we impose an “Imported Workers Tax ” on those employers who employ undocumented immigrants as self-employed? (These people, both employers and employees, are presently dodging the Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Unemployment taxes paid by other employers and employees).
The banking industry: September 3, 2010, PBS Need to Know: “We all know about TARP, the Troubled Asset Relief Program, which spent $700 billion in taxpayers’ money to bail out banks after the financial crisis. That money was scrutinized by Congress and the media.
But it turns out that that $700 billion is just a small part of a much larger pool of money that has gone into propping up our nation’s financial system. And most of that taxpayer money hasn’t had much public scrutiny at all.
According to a team at Bloomberg News, at one point last year the U.S. had lent, spent or guaranteed as much as $12.8 trillion to rescue the economy."
Should these rich international bankers be required to pay back megabucks from their personal wealth to the taxpayers? Should all the politicians who voted for the bailout be replaced with people who are qualified to manage our federal government? Ditto President Obama who, as Senator Obama, voted for the bailout?
You surely noticed the sudden increase in your cost of living following the bailout. This was not because the merchants decided to raise prices. It was because the bailout further devalued your dollar. It now takes as much as a dollar and a quarter to buy the same item that cost a dollar before the bailout. Has there been any compensating increase in your income? Not really. You are expected to cut back, while those responsible for our economic meltdown grow richer at your expense.
January 22, 2012, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Banks pile up profits, restrict bonuses. “JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s largest bank, posted a record profit for 2011. That didn’t translate into a bigger bonus for CEO Jamie Dimon…Across the ranks, Wall Street banks are curbing bonus pay. Dimon received restricted stock worth $12.6 million and stock appreciation rights valued at $5 million for 2011…That compares with $17.1 million for 2010.” (Poor sweet baby.) We are not talking salary here. This is bonus pay on top of salary - not for "creating jobs," mind you, but for eliminating them!
And where do you suppose these banks and bankers got all that money? Answer: From you. It works this way: Your federal government sucks the money out of your pockets through taxation, gives control of it to the Federal Reserve System ( i.e. Wall Street bankers) to funnel it back to themselves. And your honorable Senators and Representatives are doing nothing about it. Why? Because these same bankers, along with other super rich corporations and individuals, buy our elections and our elected officials.
Their ability to buy our elections has recently ballooned by order of your Supreme Court. By their definition a corporation is a person, money is speech, and campaign “Superpacs” are now the “law of the land.”
Go ahead and blindly vote your party ticket or for your favorite incumbent if you will. But be prepared to pay the price at the checkout counter.
Hang in there, Tea Party! Please.
The Federal Reserve System
“A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men ... [W]e have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world—no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.”
“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” President Woodrow Wilson: The New Freedom: A Call for the Emancipation of the Generous Energies of a People (New York and Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1913)
Is there in reality a banker’s conspiracy to control our government? The President who helped Wall Street bankers create the Federal Reserve System and the Internal Revenue Service confessed that there is! Are our Presidents and Congress also terrorized and paralyzed by this conspiracy?
Is the Federal Reserve System the cause of our financial ruin?
Are our representatives afraid to “speak above their breath in condemnation of it.” Do “feds” and friends finance our political campaigns and buy off our incumbent officials?
Does not our Constitution require that Congress directly control our currency? Is it too late to return to the Constitutional control of our currency, when “sound as a dollar really meant something,” or is our financial ruin now complete?
"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country.”
From Woodrow Wilson’s private diary expressing his regrets for having been the pawn of
Wall Street bankers.
It seems that the Rockefeller-J.P. Morgan group had financed President Wilson’s campaign and manipulated the election in his favor, all for his return favor.
January 13, 2012, Fort Worth Star Telegram: Criticism of Romney costs Perry. “ Investment fund executive and top GOP donor…told the Associated Press that he was leaving the Perry fold to endorse Romney, a former Massachusetts governor. (He) said Perry’s attacks on Romney’s time at the helm of the private equity firm Bain Capital had crossed the line in a political party that values free market capitalism. ‘I’ve been fighting for this cause most of my life (he) said.’” This sounds like the words of a laissez-faire capitalist, a rather coldblooded lot. What is laissez-faire?
From the Wikipedia dictionary: "The phrase laissez-faire is French and literally means 'let do', but broadly implies 'let it be', or 'leave it alone.' In economics laissez-faire is an environment in which transactions between private parties are free from state intervention, including restrictive regulations, taxes, tariffs and enforced monopolies."
It was laissez-faire economics directing the Federal Reserve System with the complicity of both Democrats and Republicans in all three branches of federal government that melted down our economy. Alan Greenspan, Director of the FRS later confessed this to Congress. To verify this go to PBS.org, perhaps our most reliable source of information, and order two videos: BREAKING THE BANK and THE WARNING.
What laissez-faire economics does is release the Great American Greed Creed, allowing the rich to grow super rich without any regard for damages they do to workers, taxpayers, and the general public. Super rich laissez-faire capitalists occupy both the Democrat and the Republican parties where they manipulate elections. In their business activities they pay high-dollar lawyer/lobbyists to buy off our representatives who then favor their special interests on a global scale.
They form monopolies once restrained by the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, buyout and shut down competitors, and increase unemployment. It was this kind of business activity of which Rick Perry accused presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who reportedly increased his wealth to $200 million during his time with Bain Capital. Statements made by the investment fund executive strongly suggest that those GOP donors abandoning Perry are laissez-faire capitalists.
Communism and Laissez-faire Capitalism are extreme opposites, continually at war with one another. Both are evil economic systems, incompatible with America, “one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.”
The Bible Economic model: Our economic history evidences the fact that before our federal government abandoned the Bible standard and adopted the Humanist standard, our economic system was based on the Bible model, or as John Quincy Adams stated it “the general principles of Christianity.”
The Bible economic model is short and simple: A free enterprise system with a referee to see that the general welfare of the people is not violated. It includes the right to private ownership of land, personal property, and the means of production; the work ethic; fair wages for workers; and personal responsibility for one’s economic welfare – all with “liberty and justice for all.” It supports our personal liberties with restraints on licentiousness and greed. Human nature being what it is and given the political power of corporate America, only government is powerful enough to restrain the Great American Greed Creed.
The Bible economic model is the basis of our prosperity. It affords upward mobility for those who work - but not while trampling down others.
With laissez-faire capitalists dominating both the Democrat and the Republican parties, neither can ever be the party of the people. Communism and Socialism have proven themselves to be even worse. Let’s get back to our economic roots, requiring our government to referee our free enterprise system “with liberty and justice for all” – not for laissez-faire capitalists and their political pawns, and most certainly not for Socialism/Communism.
Simplify the Income Tax Code
If there should ever be a book burning in this country, right after The Common Law by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Internal Revenue Code should be the first in the fire!
The complete IRS Code comes in two parts, 3,387 pages written by Congress and 13,387 pages written by the IRS for a total of 16,774 pages and about 3.4 million words. It is a patchwork, tacked onto since 1913. It had grown in length by 18.9 % between 1995 and 2005, and it continues to grow year by year. It is an incomprehensible mass of deductions and exemptions, credits and charitable contributions, gains and losses, taxable and non-taxable, a rate for this and a rate for that, loopholes and lollipops – well you get the idea. It is so complicated that no one understands it completely, not even IRS employees. Just burn the thing, and start over!
To be realistic, the tax code cannot be scrapped and re-written in one fell swoop. That would cause financial chaos. It will be difficult to persuade the Congress to ever scrap the existing code; because promises to manipulate the code to favor special interests can get campaign contributions. Also the complexity of the code employs hundreds of thousands of people, who would be required to find other employment. Yet the relief that a complete new code affords for the people in general begs that this be done, and the sooner the better.
It is not proposed in this short article to offer a draft of a suggested new code – a mind-boggling undertaking, beyond the ability of this writer. This article is meant only to deal with increasing federal revenue to pay off the national debt and simplifying the reporting and paying of federal income tax. But we could and should start cutting it down to manageable size now. Consider the following:
A single, one-size-fits-all cost of living exemption would be a good start to simplify the code. The exemption would be based on a sum for head of household, a sum for spouse, and a sum for each dependent child or other allowable dependent. A family with an exceptionally burdensome expense, such as a family member requiring extraordinary medical care, might appeal for a rebate based on a means test.
Eliminate all 501c3's along with a law forbidding the taxation of churches. (The 501c3 for churches implies the right of government to tax the Church, a violation of the principle of "separation of Church and State.") Does this elimination of 501c3's include charitable trusts and tax-exempt foundations? Yes! These government approved scams, for the most part, are no more than tax dodges for the super rich. If these people truly care for the disadvantaged (and whatever else their interests may be), they certainly have the wealth to support their cause, after paying their fair share of taxes.
At the same time cancel all grants and charitable deductions. Any worthwhile non-profit organization will surely merit private contributions without these charitable deductions. Likewise, any church, worth its salt and light, can survive quite well without federal funds for “faith based” institutions, taxation, or control - its members having been granted a realistic cost of living exemption (separation of Church and State in its true meaning}. Wasn’t the Church alive and well before 1913? (When the Federal Income Tax law was enacted.)
The purpose of all cost cuts and income increases is for the purpose of repaying national debt, repairing our infrastructure, and restoring the soundness of the dollar – not for further pork barrel spending and politically manipulating our tax revenue.
The list continues:
This is not a complete list of requirements to clean up the mess in Washington; and several Constitutional Amendments will be required to secure our God-given liberties against future tyranny.
Go to page “The People v. The Court,” for the reasons for these urgent requests.