SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN FORGETS HIMSELF

mccain-pointing-apArticle by Mark I Rasskazov, Editor in Chief.

On 07 April 2013, on the CBS show, «Face the Nation,» Senator John McCain, retired Air Force pilot, veteran of the Vietnam conflict, prisoner of war of the same conflict, and former GOP presidential candidate, made a statement that I find utterly astounding coming from someone who is supposed to be a public servant.

In reference to the filibuster being conducted by Senators Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and others, over the latest and greatest 2nd Amendment revocation bill, he was quoted as saying «I don’t understand it.  The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

No, Senator McCain.  That is, most vehemently not the purpose of the United States Senate, and if you don’t understand just how deeply offensive your statement is to a concerned American voter such as myself, then it is most definitely time for you to retire.  Let me break this down for you, Barney style:

You, as a United States senator, are a public servant.  You are elected by the people in order to represent the people.  Now, first of all, all bills which limit, i.e., infringe, on our rights to bear arms and organize private militias violate the 2nd Amendment of a document referred to as «The Bill of Rights,» which is a part of the US Constitution — you know, that document which lays out the conclusive law of land, and which you swore an oath to uphold.  Furthermore, we the people, whom, as I have already mentioned, are the ones who put you in office, and whom you are answerable to, have repeatedly expressed that we do not desire the kinds of gun control measures you and your fellow aging, anti-constitutional establishmentarian gangsters have been trying to shove down our throats as of late — we rejected Senator Feinstein’s bill, which was unconstitutional, and we patently refused to abide by the UN Small Arms Treaty, which was, in every way, criminal.   We don’t want gun control — cease and desist from all further attempt to regulate, register, ban, confiscate, or otherwise infringe upon our right to carry guns.  This is not a polite suggestion; this is the mandate of the US Constitution, and the people of the United States.

You don’t decide what to do and then tell us where you stand.

We decide where we stand, and you carry it out.

Get that straight.

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TRAILBLAZING POLICE CHIEF, MARK KESSLER, TALKS GUNS AND FREEDOM

Article by Mark I Rasskazov.

The video above is the interview I had with Chief Kessler.  Once I got him talking, we ended up speaking on a number of subjects, where he cogently and succinctly explained his views on a number of political and philosophical subjects.

Some of the things we talked about:

c23838d5a26f73db2fd4ff5cb6c0bc2b_mooaObviously, the first thing we talked about was his interpretation of the second amendment, including his interpretation of the «Well regulated militia» clause.

We talked about the proper scope of responsibility of the government, given the constitution.

We talked about what prompted him to become so actively pro-constitutionalist on a national scale.

We talked about Obama and his policies.

We talked about Senator Feinstein and her Facebook page.

We talked about how he got banned from Facebook, and the new social networking site, Awareness Act.

We talked about Sandy Hook, and the parents’ response.

5e39a87359e4263c044f1cfa8dc40225_0h3sWe talked about how in most schools there are no armed guards, and how he was able to get it approved in his local school district.

He talked about his community in Gilberton, PA, and the relationship he has with his local government and his sheriff, as well as his take on Mayor Bloomberg and his ilk.

We talked about the responsibilities and attitudes of elected officials.

We talked about «illegal» guns.

We talked about gun registration and the Dick Act of 1902.

We talked about the Patriot Act.

06eac9103e93fcb297f012dfb200d2c2We talked about Congressional pay, the fact that they play the American people off of each other, and the fact that they vote for unconstitutional laws, as well as what we should do about it.

We talked about the possibility of a confrontation between the people and the government, including where he would stand, how many members of the government who would stand with the people, and how it would compare to the previous civil war.

We talked about the ATF and Waco.

We speculated on the possibility that the ATF’s classification of assault rifles as «machine guns» might represent a move to require a Class III Firearms License to own one.

We talked about the Supreme Court, the Constitution, the Law of the Land, and the legitimacy of the government.

3fc03d92b15b33efc249011d041b9892_o8fsWe talked about the possibility of impeaching president Obama.

We talked about the difference between a police chief and a sheriff, and why police chiefs are much more hesitant to come out publicly for the constitution.

We talked about the Constitutional Security Force, the civilian defense training organization, Fast Tactics, and his pro-freedom intelligence network, Oathbreakers.  We talked about violent crime, and how gun-ownership along with the proper training can help someone come out on top of a violent confrontation, and about how his Constitutional Security Force is partnered with Fast Tactics to provide training for private gun owners.

He closed with a call to action on the part of all liberty lovers to do their part to safeguard their freedoms for themselves, and for their posterity, and strongly reasserted the fact that our second amendment rights are the final safeguard of freedom against tyranny.

Connect with Chief Kessler on his website: [www.ChiefKessler.com].

THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2013

Article by Mark I Rasskazov, Editor in Chief.

This is an extremely unconstitutional and tyrannical act.

This is a document that authorizes the Executive branch (the President) to immediately and indefinitely detain anyone — including US Citizens on US soil — on whim.  Authorization from congress is not required.  Aside from being a clearly tyrannical development of boundless executive power, it also violates the Fifth and Sixth Amendments by violating the right to due process, and the ban against cruel and unusual punishment.  Furthermore, arresting or assassinating people on foreign soil is an act of war — per Section 8 of the Constitution, war can only be conducted under a declaration of war, and war can only be declared with explicit approval from congress.  The document also authorizes the use of Reservists during times of emergency, which abuses Posse Comitatus.

This is a highly disturbing development.

The ACLU criticizes that this bill flies in the face of Barrack Obama’s promise to close the Guantanimo Bay prison, and enables the military to indefinitely detain non-combatants.

US Senator Rand Paul has harshly criticized this bill for allowing for indefinite military detention.

Matt Sledge and Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post point out:

«Obama’s signing statement did reiterate his opposition to restrictions on when he can move prisoners out of the Guantanamo camp. Such statements signal how a president plans to put a law into effect but do not have the force of law themselves, leaving future administrations to make their own interpretations.»

Natasha Lenard of Salon rails against the bill:

«This time last year, President Obama said that he had “serious reservations” about certain provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. But he signed it anyway. This year, the same provisions over which he was so reserved remain in the 2013 version of the bill, along with a number of brand-new problematic amendments.»

She also points out that Congress did little to improve the bill.

The Center for Constitutional rights put out a very strong indictment against Obama and the new bill:

«For the second year in a row, President Obama has caved on his threat to veto this dangerous legislation, which severely restricts his ability to transfer or provided fair trials for the 166 men who remain imprisoned at Guantanamo.  The 2013 NDAA extends restrictions that have been in place for nearly two years, during which zero prisoners have been certified for transfer oversees and zero have been transferred to the U.S. for prosecution.  Once again, Obama has failed to lead on Guantanamo and surrendered closure issues to his political opponents in Congress.  In one fell swoop, he has belied his recent lip-service about a continued commitment to closing Guantanamo.»

Activist Post points out that the NDAA flies in the face of federal court rulings.

Citizens and journalists from both sides of the aisle are coming out strongly against this bill, yet Congress and the Executive are standing by it anyway.  What is going on in Washington? Are we still living in a democracy?  Do we still have a constitution?  Whatever became of the «Land of the Free?»