PRIVATE PROPERTY – Why Fear Government Land Grabs?


 

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            While I can understand some of the arguments from both sides of the issue in Nevada there are other incidents of the federal government taking land actually owned by private citizens that are incredibly disconcerting and cause for concern.  I fully believe that the actions in Nevada and the potential or probable land grab on the Texas-Oklahoma border involving over 90,000 acres and 100 miles not to mention lands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and other locations amounting to over 200,000 acres in the name of preserving the Southwest Prairie Chicken.  REALLY?   No, I believe that the moves are more ‘tests’ for future implementation and laying precedent for them to move in more Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development activities. 

            Washington State Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders in December of 1997 wrote concerning the ‘5th Amendment’:  “Property in a thing consists not merely in its ownership and possession, but in the unrestricted right of use, enjoyment, and disposal.  Anything which destroys any of the elements of property, to that extend destroys the property itself.  The substantial value of property lies in its use, if the right of use be denied, the value of the property is annihilated and ownership is rendered a barren right.”  Think about what said and what it means when the feds come in and seize your property.

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            John Adams famously declared, “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”  President Calvin Coolidge declared, “Ultimately, property rights and personal rights are the same thing.”  As one rancher and property rights advocate stated, “If you don’t have the right to own and control property then you are property.”

 

FIFTH AMENDMENT:

             “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or             indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in the time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb;nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

 

            Unfortunately when you say 5th Amendment many only think of refusing to testify in a manner that would incriminate oneself but it is so much more than that it is also about PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS as protected by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The Supreme Court has determined that this not only applies to Federal Courts but State Courts as well under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment.

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            The right of government to take private property under eminent domain is based on their proving that doing so will serve ‘the public good’.  That is a troubling portion because what is ‘public good’?  There is also to be ‘just compensation’.  In the case involving one land owner whose land is within the 90,000 acre land grab coming in Texas the feds have already taken 140 acres without any compensation and using the court ruling as a precedent to take 600 more acres from him and the BLM has declared that all the property is federal property.  Never mind that it is PRIVATELY OWNED, MAINTAINED, and in the possession of the land owners.  If the federal government can do this what are the limitations of what they can or may do?  NONE!

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           My fellow patriots and American citizens we have a government that is ‘Out of Control’ and has gone ‘rogue!’  Fasten your seat belts because this is just the tip of the iceberg and if this does not concern you it should!

             We have elections coming up and we need to do everything we can to send people to DC that will honor the constitution, the rule of law, and put the brakes on this out of control government that exists today!

             God bless you and God bless America!

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IF OBAMA IS NOT A (insert descriptor)…..THEN…..


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            Who has not heard the almost infinite assertions as to Mr. Obama’s citizenship, religious preference, sexual preference, anti-Americanism, and anti-capitalism?  I am not saying they are or are not true just asking, who hasn’t heard the many theories and allegations.  All which the liberal media dismiss, the Democrats ignore, the Republicans run from, and a significant number of voters have almost no interest in so it seems when it comes time to vote.

            Taking from Jeff Foxworthy’s ‘You might be a redneck if…’ stitch and turn that on Mr. Obama and say, “If Obama is not a (insert whatever) then….”  I am very concerned about where our country is, how willingly people seem to dismiss possibilities and factual information gleaned from real statistics and reports available to virtually everyone and especially the media.  I understand the liberal media has a commitment to protect Mr. Obama and his leftist ideology but WE THE PEOPLE should be willing to expend a small amount of energy and review the facts and act upon them.

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            If Mr. Obama is not a Muslim then why do we have a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Prague funding Islamic awareness in the Czech Republic and in other countries in their schools and teaching young women how make the transition to Islam?  Why did we have the presidential directive to NASA to seek to make Muslims feel better about themselves? Why Back the Muslim Brotherhood and press our nation to accept Islamic values and views while diminishing those of Christians and calling Christians intolerant if they resist? Why did Mr. Obama write in his book ‘Audacity of Hope’, “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”  What are the qualifiers for that statement and why the predetermined assertion, that you will side with this particular sect of people over others and does that also include the United States of America?  Questions that the media refused and refuse to ask, the McCain campaign muzzled, and millions do not want to know.  If anyone asks the ‘hard questions’ or ‘revealing questions’ of this president they are automatically deemed ‘racist’.  WHY?  Why would we not want answers to those questions?

            If Mr. Obama is not Anti-American and Anti-Constitution then why is it that he and the D.O.J. continually ignore it, violate it, and attempt to change it via Executive Fiat or Regulation?  With regard to ‘illegals’ in this country I keep hearing reports that Mr. Obama is more aggressive in deporting ‘illegals’ than George W. Bush but when we see the reports that ‘deportations’ and ‘enforcement’ regarding illegals is the lowest it has been since 1973 I have to ask how does that make him the ‘Deporter-in-Chief’Why the push for Amnesty if the sovereignty of the United States was crucial and the Constitution to be honored?  Why the ordering of federal agencies to ignore illegals except in specified situations.  Why is the D.O.J. releasing those apprehended almost as fast as law enforcement can arrest them?  Why does the D.O.J. seek to litigate against any state that wants to protect its borders?   If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck it just might be a duck.

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            If Mr. Obama is not at war with the fossil fuel industry then why does he refuse to allow more or adequate drilling on federally controlled lands?  Why the dragging of his feet with regard to the Keystone pipeline?  Why make statements like, “If you want to open a new coal plant, go ahead but we will bankrupt you?”   Yes drilling and production have increased but not as a result of his efforts but in spite of him and the lion’s share of it is on private land via private leases that he cannot control or prevent.  No Mr. Obama I do not believe you support the idea of America becoming Energy Independent or you would not resist our own production and at the same time give money to Brazil and say, “We will be your best customer.”  How about being America’s best customer?

             If Mr. Obama is not anti the Bill of Rights and is not trying incite civil chaos to the point that the federal government might and could act with force, then why the most recent incident in Nevada with Cliven Bundy and numerous others that received no media coverage?  Why send 200 armed law enforcement personnel and armed mercenaries with sniper rifles to intimidate if not eliminate this rancher?  This basically is the federal government conducting a massive raid to collect a debt!  What will they do when the IRS determines that any of us owes anything?  If this were about enforcing our laws what about the millions of illegals here that are being ignored, and such things as Benghazi, the IRS scandal, voter fraud, lying to congress, and the outright lies of the President to the American people on so many fronts?  What about the New Black Panthers in at polling places in uniform and armed with batons?  No it is, in my opinion, another ‘test run’ to see what will happen and this time citizens called ‘the militia’ from various states stepped in and said ENOUGH!

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            Mr. Obama if you are Christian, American, a Constitutional Defender, and for American Exceptionalism then WHY do you do what you do?  Why do you continue to push the Statist/Marxist agenda?  Could it be that you are guilty of all or part of what many are asserting regarding you, your philosophy, ideology, and beliefs?  You could diffuse those allegations but rather you publicly lament the Constitutional restrictions on you, express your desire and plan to redistribute the wealth, fan the flames of racism and discord, create class and gender envy, and refuse to be transparent and cooperate with congressional investigations, obey court orders, and keep your oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of these United States of America.  Therefore, sir I have to conclude that there are far too many examples to be coincidental or circumstantial.  If you are not guilty then PLEASE rethink your path and take steps to insure that the Executive Branch operates within the guidelines of the Constitution.

             May God bless each of you and may God bless America is my prayer for each of you!

 

THE PRICE OF CITIZENSHIP…..


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            The recent Supreme Court decision not to hear the case brought by Elane Photography, a New Mexico business run by a husband and wife team who argued that their First Amendment rights allowed them to refuse service to a woman who sought to hire the company to photograph her commitment ceremony with her partner.  The couple argued that to do so would violate their ‘religious convictions’.   It is a First Amendment Case! 

            In 2008 New Mexico declared that the company was ‘guilty of discrimination’ and had to pay the attorney fees.  We had a case in Colorado where a cake maker refused a couple’s business.  Why the Supreme Court would reject hearing this case is left to speculation but since it is, in my view, a clear constitutional case I believe they should have heard it! 

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            The case focused exclusively on the company’s ‘freedom of speech’ and the lawyers for the Alliance Defending Freedom said that this case would force the photographer to ‘create expression’ in violation of her beliefs and thus would be ‘compelled speech’ not ‘free speech.’  In the writing of the decision of the New Mexico Court the judge stated that the photographer could not refuse service and that it was okay to violate her 1st Amendment Right of Freedom of Speech because it was “The Price of Citizenship.”

            That statement disturbs me greatly!  I’ve talked to a number of people who have chosen the lifestyle of the couple wanting their ceremony photographed and all but one of them said exactly the same thing, “If a business doesn’t want my business I don’t want to do business with them.”  One argued that it was incumbent upon all homosexuals to be vocal, file law suits, and demand their rights.  When do the rights of one person trump the rights of another?  Where is the line of separation protecting the rights of both parties? 

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            Did our Founding Fathers truly envision a country where the ‘Price of Citizenship’ included the violation of one’s conscience and trumping ‘freedom of speech’?  The courts have ruled that one can, under the freedom of speech clause ‘burn the flag’ but somehow they cannot refuse service based on religious convictions.  What is the constitutional basis that this or these judges used to determine that a person’s religious convictions were unimportant and not covered by the Bill of Rights and Constitution of these United States? 

             We have a situation today where America is being forced to accept every culture with no expectation of assimilation into our society.  Schools, communities, and courts have decided that the flag of another nation can be flown on particular holidays but not the American flag because it might be offensive and be considered ‘hate speech’.  Are we still The United States of America?  Do we not still have a Constitution?  Is there no longer a Bill of Rights defining our liberties?  How is it that we are told to be tolerant of religions other than Christianity and our government then take actions such as under Obama-care where people are forced to violate their religious convictions to comply with the law?

             The Price of Citizenship seems to mean that if you are a Christian and have religious convictions that you, as Daniel, refuse to compromise you are a HATER and must be put in your place.  Some want to argue the Separate of Church and State but is this not the reverse where the State is dictating what the church can and cannot believe?  The Constitution and Bill of Rights sought to prevent a National Church not keep any religion out of government nor keep the influence of the Bible out of political decisions.  This war extends to those who hold any view other than the accepted liberal ideology of the Statist! 

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            The Price of Citizenship seems to be rapidly coming to mean that you have to comply with the ideology of the various vocal activist groups and have no rights if your rights come into conflict with theirs. Their rights trump yours and that, according the judge is THE PRICE OF CITIZENSHIP.  However, those opposing you do not have a Price only you if you are standing on Christian Religious Grounds or Conservative Constitutional Grounds.  If you are standing on Islamic grounds your rights trump those of us who disagree.  Therefore the Price of Citizenship seems to mean that if you are a Christian and hold deep religious convictions you will not be allowed to stand on them even though the Constitution affords you Freedom of Speech and Religion.

             I have great concern about the phrasing – THE PRICE OF CITIZENSHIP and fear where it will lead and what else it will encompass as we proceed down this road.  America if you love the Constitution and value your freedom we must insist that our constitutional liberties are preserved.  Whether this was a good or bad business decision is irrelevant it was a stance based on ‘faith’, ‘religious convictions’, and ‘constitutional liberties.’

             May God be with you as you go through your day!

 

THE NEXT SHOE IS ABOUT TO DROP…..


 

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            I’m going out on a limb here stating publicly something that I have been sensing in my heart concerning America and the upcoming elections!  As things stand now, even Nate Silver is predicting that the Republicans will reclaim the Senate and keep the House of Representatives.  Many are acknowledging the complete disaster and failure of Obama-care and the plunging poll numbers for Mr. Obama.  America, on some fronts, is showing signs of awakening from her slumber and all that would mean a ‘bad outcome’ for the socialist, statist, leftist, progressives, and Democrats.

            Our founding fathers realized, based on history, their perception and insight into the nature and character of man, that this Constitutional Republic experiment in Republican Democracy would always be dangerously close to the precipice of destruction and they believed that if the Republic fell it would be an ‘inside job’.  As we look at the political landscape today we can readily see what we should have seen over the past 50+ years, the systematic destruction and eroding of the Constitution and American system of government.  The Fabian Socialist over 100 years ago implemented a plan to bring this about, the Communist regimes of history, the Socialist of this nation along with the Statist, Progressives, and Big Government politicians have been working tirelessly often under the radar to bring this about.  We are on the brink and sadly hindsight is 20/20 whereas foresight is often 100/200 or worse.

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            I have heard many ‘conspiracy theories’ and some of them are too plausible for comfort.  I am suspicious of the antics and actions of this President and Congress.  I shudder when the likes of George Soros, is implicated in some action by the government knowing some of his philosophy and how Anti-God and Anti-American it really is.  I am disturbed that we have a President who considers his greatest heroes are Despots of history.  He has offered friendship and displays kinship with Dictators who are at their core evil and shuns, offends, insults, and turns his back on those who have been our friends and allies.  He and his wife have trashed America and continue to apologize for this nation at a time one would hope they would be extoling the good that this nation has represented for long decades.  Do we have faults?  Of course, we are flawed human beings but the foundational core of this nation has been biblical principles and a genuine interest in freedom and liberty.  It has been and to a great degree still is the ‘land of opportunity’ with hundreds of thousands still desiring to immigrate to America.  There is much to applaud and yet we still hear the rhetoric that denigrates this nation from her sitting President. That is disturbing!

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            When Barack Obama said, ‘if Congress does not act I will go it alone for I have a pen and a phone’ I cringed because that which I’ve been sensing came blindingly to mind.  This man is capable of such heinous actions to keep power NOTHING is off the table for him and his followers.  America, we must pray and work to avoid the possible fate that seems to be looming upon the horizon.  Where will it end?  I do not know but I do know that those who love liberty, freedom, and value the American Constitution and our Republican Democracy will not and cannot silently allow it to transpire!

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           I have a sense that sometime between early summer and October of this year something will transpire that totally reshapes the political landscape of America.  What that entails I do not know but put nothing beyond this administration, the statist, and political elite of our nation.  Those who want to see the demise of our Republic and see it transformed into a Nanny State Socialist Nation totally embrace the Alysnky model of ‘the end justifies the means’ and nothing is beyond them.  If this President and the Left truly believe they will lose control of Congress they will, in my view, take some action that will dramatically impact the elections if they are allowed to occur at all.  I am quite concerned that there will be some kind of ‘terroristic activity’ or ‘anarchical activity’ that will necessitate or allow action on the part of the administration to so control our process that our political world will be fundamentally and forever changed.  Therefore I issue this plea – PRAY like never before, WORK like never before, and VOTE no matter if you have differences with the candidates who are supposed to be in opposition to the diabolical policies of this administration.  America can be saved or she can be lost and what happens over the next few months will largely determine which.

             May God be with you and may God be with America!