More and more of this going on lately. Arizona wanted to enforce immigration laws but the federal government sued them not to. Now, the govmint wants sheriffs to enforce executive orders to enforce their gun-control EOs. Something is seriously wrong in the country.
We will need a lot more sheriffs like these guys if it all begins to go seriously south. What is the law like where you live?
Posted by: Past Master of the Obvious ||
For good or bad, the elected County Sheriff is 'The Law' in their county wielding authority over even Federal Officers. Some will be Leftist, some won't. Some will do O's bidding, some won't.
In the coming conflict, when things get HOT, sure is going to be interesting. I wouldn't want to be a Federal LEO of any stripe in any of the Red States. You can almost hear the knives being sharpened.
I'd say presently local law-enforcement (police and sheriffs) are professional and good people where I live. I was a private accident investigator before retirement and interacted with quite a few of them. The bad apples (very rarely this happens) tend to get sorted out. I couldn't say much about federal officers as I did not interact much with them.
"Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them."
"Could the peaceable principle of the Quakers be universally established, arms and the art of war would be wholly extirpated: But we live not in a world of angels...I am thus far a Quaker, that I would gladly agree with all the world to lay aside the use of arms, and settle matters by negotiation: but unless the whole will, the matter ends, and I take up my musket and thank Heaven He has put it in my power."
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] House Republicans proposed a bill today that would cut the pay of Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden The former Senator-for-Life from Delaware, an example of the kind of top-notch Washington intellect to be found in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body... and other federal officials, noting that the executive order that President B.O. signed to raise their pay costs $11 billion in new spending.
"The President has once again demonstrated his penchant for unrestrained spending by giving federal employees an across the board pay hike and sticking the rest of us with the $11 billion bill," Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., the lead sponsor on the bill, said in a statement today. "At a time when the average federal worker compensation is nearly double the median U.S. household income, and attrition from the federal workforce is already at an all-time low, we simply cannot afford this unnecessary and unilateral action by the President."
Obama's executive order raises Biden's salary $225,521 to $231,900. House Speaker John It is not pronounced 'Boner!' Boehner ... the occasionally weepy leader of House Republicans... , R-Ohio, would see an $1,100 raise while the Senate majority and minority leaders would get paid an extra $1,000, according to Fox. "The House and Senate, however, voted down the congressional pay increase earlier this year," the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee notes.
[REUTERS] Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman on Tuesday became the second Republican governor in the last week to propose ending his state's income tax, saying he wants to make Nebraska more competitive with its neighbors by eliminating the tax on both individuals and corporations.
Heineman said that if a complete elimination of the two taxes could not be passed, he would push to lower rates on both individuals and corporations. He promised to make up the lost revenue by reducing business exemptions to the sales tax.
Last week, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said he wanted to eliminate all personal and corporate income taxes in his state. Louisiana's personal income tax rate is 3.9 percent.
Nebraska's personal income tax rate is 6.84 percent, higher than every one of its neighbors -- Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and Wyoming -- according to a table accompanying Heineman's remarks.
US States must be confident that Mexico + Canada + Greenland will willingly give mucho $$$ to the USA vee future NAU Member-State contributions + ultimately NAU-level Member-specific appropriations, as unlike the Cold War where many n the Internat Community = World Govts-Nations wanted the US-n-only-the-US to take the lead + be principal???
PRAY HARD + KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED, BECUZ AMERIKKA IS GONNA NEED IT.
[BIZJOURNALS] Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday laid tax and fee increases and new taxes on the table, including more than doubling the state's gas tax. But that's alright. Y'all keep turning out 110 percent Democrat. He's raising taxes to fund projects instead of maintenance on existing transit. Then he'll come back and raise taxes ... for maintenance on the new stuff. It never ends.
He's seeking more than $1 billion a year in new revenue to fund projects designed to fund public transit and highway operations, reduce MBTA debt and borrow money to double infrastructure spending. Beacon Hill leaders reportedly signaled agreement.
Y'all could move here to Virginia. Our governor just proposed dropping the gas tax.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
Just remember the families backs in Europe who were unwilling to join those who were kicked out or left on their own accord back before 1914 and what they got to endure for the first half of the 20th Century.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Sen. Marco Rubio R-Fla. criticized President B.O. moments ago for his speech promoting gun control and abusing his executive powers. The president initiated 23 executive orders during his presser, vowing to "use whatever weight this office holds" to promote his agenda.
In a statement, Rubio warned that Obama's use of executive power was troubling.
"Making matters worse is that President B.O. is again abusing his power by imposing his policies via executive fiat instead of allowing them to be debated in Congress," he said. "President B.O.'s frustration with our republic and the way it works doesn't give him license to ignore the Constitution."
Rubio added that Obama's proposals would not have actually prevented the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and were threatening the Second Amendment rights of legal gun owners.
"President B.O. is targeting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens instead of seriously addressing the real underlying causes of such violence," Rubio said.
Seems to me that his executive orders were so much hot-air. A pantomime to make it look like he was doing something while telling folks to do their jobs better. That is an abuse of the executive powers but much less damaging than I'd suspected he was going to manage.
I had a close look at these executive orders, and I also believe that they are a whole lot of nothing. And they don't seem to exceed the exceed the president's authority for the most part. He has the right to name a head of the ATF. He has the right to instruct his departments to conduct studies. He has the right to tell them to (in essence) try to enforce the law harder. I might not *like* Obama, but I don't see that he's breaking any new ground here.
"The State must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endorse any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation".
Some of the EOs are fairly straight-forward and fairly clear. Many other EOs are couched in generalities and leave out specifics. Without details and specifics, the door is open to vast power and control over law-abiding citizens with no effect on reducing violence. The EOs only serve to disarm law-abiding citizens. No mention is made of Hollywood's role in promoting violence through movies and television. Nothing is said of violent lyrics in music (gangsta rap) which promote violence to woman, police, and others. Nothing is said in these EOs about controlling gang violence. Nothing is said about the role of the main stream media in hyping violence in the media and what role this might play in violence. Nothing is said about the government's role in weakening the laws of the country (immigration, gun-running, etc.) and the lack of respect for the government and the law that this creates. Like health care and TARP funds, these EOs have been created in a rushed manner in a knee-jerk reaction to tragic events.
[GOVERNOR.STATE.TX.US] Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding President Obama's executive actions:
"The Vice President's committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there.
"Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.
"There is evil prowling in the world - it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children.
"In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president."
[DAILYCALLER] A second Republican congressman is suggesting that impeachment should be an option as President Barack Obama Republicans can come along for the ride, but they've got to sit in the back... takes executive action to enact gun control measures.
In an interview with Florida's "The Shark Tank," Florida Republican Trey Radel addressed Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman's statement that he might seek impeachment if Obama goes forward with executive action to bring about gun control measures.
"All options should be on the table," Radel responded.
Obama announced 23 executive actions during his Wednesday presser. (READ: Obama's 23 executive orders
"It is one of those times in our history, we are at this breaking point," Radel added, going to to explain, "We have completely lost our checks and balances in this country, the Congress needs to hold the president accountable for the decisions that he's making right now, and that why again, I would say that all options should be on the table."
IRONY > a POTUS at risk of impeachment for abuse of Executive/Prsidential Privelege vee Gun Control, BUT N-O-T FOR ANTI-SOVEREIGN, ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL OWG + OWG NAU???
Reminds me almost of POTUS Clinton's impeachment for lying under oath as per Monica, BUT NOT FOR SELF-ADMITTED/PROCLAIMED ELECTION FRAUD.
The establishment in Washington must be gluttons for making sure the wrong issues never get addressed - THE SOONER CHINA OPENS FIRE ON JAPAN IN NE ASIA + THREATENS NUCLEAR WAR ON THE UNITED STATES, THE BETTER FOR THE RETURN OF ETHICS OR MORALISM TO WASHINGTON + US POLITICS.
Histoire' + Perts say "It takes a major Incident or Event" - so be it!
Ha ha, that's adorable, EC. American schools stopped teaching the concept of "limited government" many years ago. As if King George III will come charging in with his Stamp Act and his redcoats and muskets and bayonets to enforce it, or whatever happened? Ridiculous. It's all about fairness and self-esteem and identity politics now. It's the modern world, the 21st century! We're all enlightened now (well, those who agree with Obama, anyway.) How could anything possibly go wrong?