Dudes and Dudettes…I’m much too angry, along with being totally disgusted to write very much regarding what happened this morning in regards to the decision handed down to ‘WE the PEOPLE‘ by the Chief Justice himself…Justice Roberts has turned out to be a complete disappointment, you can color me shocked today…simple as that. As far as I’m concerned our constitution just went down the shredder this morning, which at one time I never thought would be possible with Justice Roberts…I was sooo wrong.

I want to share an article I read this morning after this decision was reached at the American Thinker, please read this and see what your opinion is as well after doing so. –

As everybody knows by now, the Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare. Bush appointee John Roberts cast the deciding vote, allowing the “individual mandate” to proceed as a “tax” – even though the Obama administration argued that it wasn’t.

Welcome to socialized medicine in the U.S.A.

At this point, conservatives need to ask themselves some very hard questions:

1. Roberts is the latest in a long line of supposedly “conservative” Republican Supreme Court appointees to vastly expand government power. Earl Warren, Harry Blackmun, William Brennan, John Paul Stevens, Sandra O’Connor, and David Souter all advanced left-wing policies to make them part of mainstream constitutional law. As Dwight Eisenhower said, he made two mistakes as president — and they were both on the Supreme Court.

Obviously, hitching conservative fortunes to Republican judicial appointees, and the Republican Party generally, has been a failure. Is it time for a conservative third party?

2. The United Sates is not “becoming” socialist. It is already socialist. The Federal government spends approximately 25% of GDP, and when you add in state and local taxes, the average government take is closer to 40% of GDP – and higher for some income brackets. And frankly, a lot of people like it that way. The American public loves socialist programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, which consume some 40% of the annual budget.

The SCOTUS simply made America more socialist than it already was. How are conservatives going to convince large segments of the public to give up their socialism? Is it even possible to do so?

3. Even before the SCOTUS decision, wise legal analysts realized that even if the “individual mandate” were ruled unconstitutional, Medicare and Medicaid have already set precedents enabling the government to create a tax-funded single payer system if it wanted to. This is true. The problem from a conservative perspective it that it is almost impossible to talk about “limited government” and “enumerated powers” as long as the 16th Amendment, which created the income tax, is in place. Money is power, and the 16th Amendment created a vast pool of money for the Federal government to spend in policy areas that the Founders would have objected to.

Are you willing to support a constitutional amendment limiting federal revenue to a specific percentage of GDP in order to curb Federal power?

4. Conservatives have lost on almost all major issues — from abortion to socialized medicine to affirmative action to illegal immigration to gays in the military. Is it even possible to advance a conservative agenda any more in the United States as presently constituted ?

The only good outcome I can see happening now via the SCOTUS decision is what will happen to Dear Leader come Nov. We must make 2010 midterm elections look like child’s play come Nov. 6th…we must!

Throw in your two-cents….Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

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  1. This sums it up well!

    http://directorblue.blogspot.c.....berty.html

    Please check the link…it’s more than you think. ~

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  2. Some of you may want to check this out too…it’s pretty interesting.

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012.....obamacare/

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  3. Oh good…here’s another goody. Speaks volumes about the class of the dem party.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/06.....re-ruling/

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  4. Spurwing Plover says:

    Liberal demacRATS have never ever abided by the CONSITUTION

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  5. I;m getting burnt more and more…but anyway- here this is too ~

    http://www.mediaite.com/online.....ing-email/

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  6. While we were focusing on the O-care ruling…

    http://lonelyconservative.com/.....ling-plan/

    Flames are now shooting out my eyeballs.

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    • Oh my gawd Vix…I’m gonna have to read that after a bit. I’m still trying to cool of some from yesterday. But trust me…I will be!

      Thank You ~

      Btw…have you already read about the Doug Ross link at the top of this page….check it out if you haven’t.

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    • Vixen…just read and tweeted that too. I’m not shocked in the least. Did you know he has Salazar via the Interior Dept. working on shutting down fracking anyway and anyway possible…heard that news on Fox Business Channel….the enemy within has only just begun!

      Jan. can’t get here soon enough…these people have to be sent packing ASAP!

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  7. First Ever Gay Pride Event at Pentagon Features Messages from President and Defense Secretary – on Video

    http://cnsnews.com/news/articl.....-secretary

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    • I saw that….it made me sick. This whole administration does.

      If others haven’t checked this…you may want to do so.

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    • Paul Bonnichsen says:

      Edtudo,

      Why in the hell does this administration have to break everyone down by color, financial standing, gay or lesbian??? I’m so damn sick of this president and his whole administration… If America does not go to the polls in droves to vote this pathetic ass pres out of office in November, then we deserve everything he will dish out in his second term.

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      • Paul…

        Hear! Hear! – I think we are going to win by a landslide…no matter all the cheating they do get away with. People are angry as hell!

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        • Paul Bonnichsen says:

          Hey BT,

          By the way, you don’t have to watch my post too closely… promised AWD I’d become a tad more PC.

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          • Ah heck Paul…I wasn’t doing that ya know, just replying to your post…nothing more. 😉

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  8. Now this lying, scum, miserable son of a bitch a$$hole is making good on screwing us retired military.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/l.....r_military

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-P.....e-Military

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  9. Off topic, but I was so blown away by this vid I just had to share. This is AMAZING!!!

    http://www.wimp.com/missinghusband/

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    • Vixen…

      Great music indeed, I’ve heard this too. – As to Afghanistan/Gitmo….infuriating, but it figures when it comes to the O-Team.

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    • Paul Bonnichsen says:

      Vixen, AWD, or BT,

      I know Mac Thornberry is a Rep., but we Republicans take pride in calling a spade a spade. All three of you have very good writing skills, and I for one would like to see this video along with an article on AWD’s site. I plan on giving Mr. Thornberry a shout on Monday (and no I’m not going to be PC) as his official website will not allow e-mails except for those who fall into his district. I’m outraged at this video… politicians have cushy jobs and receive a salary now approaching two hundred thousand a year and to think Mr. Thornberry did not take time to help this lady who was trying to solve a puzzle about her husband who was killed in action… Hope this POS Thornberry gets voted out and replaced by another Rep when his term is up.

      I know, I’m not a PC kind of guy.

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      • This story about the missing soldier and Rep Thornberry really ticked me off as well. Keep in mind that this reporting was done by a liberal news outlet. No excuse, but Thornberry probably has a staff person in his office that handles all calls and mail. Still, not a good excuse for Thornberry. Now, had this Representative been a democrat, do you think think that CBS would have even included Thornberry in the story? I don’t think so. I think CBS saw an opportunity to smear a republican who made a big mistake and they did a good job smearing Thornberry. They may get another democrat in the house after all this.

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        • Paul Bonnichsen says:

          Duke,

          Your probably right, but someone dropped the ball regarding this elderly lady who was searching for some answers… enough said.

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        • Duke,
          I looked up Thornberry to see who he is/what party he is and I was not really surprised that he’s GOP considering, as you point out, it’s CBS. I also questioned their reason for inserting that tidbit into this story. However, Thornberry did drop the ball if the reporting is accurate. How he responds to inquiries about his dropping the ball will show what kind of man he really is. Hope he rises to the occasion.
          I think I was more surprised to see how the French honor and respect the fallen soldier’s memory and how they show such kindness to his widow. At any rate, I thought the story as a whole is poignant and precious.

          Paul: Would love to hear a follow-up if you’re able to contact this Rep.

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          • Ditto that ~

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          • Paul Bonnichsen says:

            Vixen,

            I’ll let you know after I call on Monday. The story touched me and especially as you stated how the French give respect to this fallen soldier and kindness they show for his widow.

            Duke however is probably right… the assignment to help this elderly lady was probably given to a staff person who could care less about his or her job and thus it dropped through the cracks.

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          • Paul:
            Look forward to hearing what you find out. I agree with you and Duke about this assignment’s likely being given to a staff person, and I can also imagine that this staff person is young and hasn’t a clue about WWII or perhaps our country’s history in general. This is a real problem in America, IMHO.

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          • Looking at the story again, the national archives only showed KIA. What is missing in CBS’s reporting is how Harris’ grave was actually found. They made it sound like it was so easy. Here CBS has a heart wrenching story of a WWII widow and an opportunity to make a republican look like a monster. What happened 7-years ago when Ms. Harris sent a letter to Thornberry’s office should not have been the focus of this story. CBS then sits on the story until Thornberry is up for reelection and release the story 5 months before the November elections.

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          • Leave it to the leftist and their never-ending agenda’s…this is one of them. – You summed it up well for me TD!

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          • The more I look into this story, the more pissed-off I become. I’d like to nominate CBS reporter Steve Hartman for the libtard of the week, the month, the year – for his story bashing Republican rep Mac Thornberry. When I first viewed the story, I was fooled too that Thornberry was a bad guy. As a former corporate reporter, I know all the tricks of the trade to telling the truth but at the same time misleading everyone to thinking the truth is something else completely. CBS liberal Steve Hartman is very good at his work and his work in this story was only to bash Mac Thornberry. Untrue and a classic example of our liberal media at its best bad work. I went to Mac Thornberry’s facebook site to do my best to counter some of the negative comments he is receiving from Steve Hartman’s misleading report on CBS.

            This is what I just posted on Mac Thornberry’s Facebook Page.

            This CBS news story is one of the worst liberal media smears of a republican congressman I have ever seen. Seven years ago Ms. Harris sent a single letter to Mac Thornberry’s office and they responded with the information they had available to them. It was not a form letter. Liberal CBS then tries to make it look like Thornberry’s office did nothing and that is so far from the truth. CBS then lies about the research actually done by Thornberry’s office. They have this heart wrenching story of a WWII widow and their implications of a US representative that does not care. So untrue. Thornberry is only mentioned because he is a republican. The story would not have been aired if Thornberry was a democrat. The key facts missing in this whole CBS liberal story is how Harris’ grave was actually found. They made it sound so easy. Harris grave location was likely mentioned in the letters Ms. Harris received after the war 60-years ago. Rep. Thornberry did not have these letters with the grave location but CBS did when they got them from Ms. Harris. So they flew Ms. Harris over to France to film her seeing her husband’s grave. Makes a wonderful story for our heart strings and bashes Rep. Thornberry as a heartless republican. To top all this off, this story started over 7-years ago when Ms. Harris sent her single letter to Rep. Thornberry. CBS then sat on this story until Mac Thornberry was up for reelection and they release this story 5-months before the elections. Unbelievable and horrible Liberal media smear work.

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          • Excellent reply The Duke…I, for one, can’t thank you enough for the research you’ve done into this along with the agenda of the leftist as always trying to destroy another repub with insinuations and obsfiction of ‘ALL’ the facts. You’ve done yeoman’s work here since this morning…period. – Much appreciated.

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          • This is my effort at a grass roots level to help spread the truth. Yes, I had to go to Mac Thornberry’s personal facebook page to help people see the truth. We all need to do what we can to fight this war on the liberals trying to make us all into their sheep. They will do it one congressman at a time. One senator at a time. They have a multi-year agenda and we have to fight it every chance we get.

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          • Amen, Hear! Hear!…and of course, I Second that Motion! – We all must be aware there is usually a motive behind their reporting if it’s against a repub…we have to dig as you did. I truly cannot put in words my thanks to you. – I’ve been in and out of here today because of outside work..but you truly are much appreciated by this gal. 😉

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          • Paul Bonnichsen says:

            Hey Duke…

            Just wanted to say thanks for bringing me up to date… sometimes I jump off the bridge hoping there is water below before looking down. Needless-to-say, there is no need for me to call Thornberry’s office come Monday.

            Once again, thanks for digging into the story… maybe we can get you a job at MSNBC.

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          • Paul…so glad you caught this friend…Duke has done great work on behalf of all of us when it comes to the ‘Rest of the Story!’…if ya know what I mean. 😉

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  10. I have never been much of a fan of today’s rock music but this one is a must.

    http://www.starspangledbannerchallenge.com/

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    • The vid is awesome, John. Hope everyone will check it out. Well worth your time!

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    • I’ll be checking that out later John….thanks ~

      John…commented about this must see vid on the other thread you posted the link, think it was the ‘Mooch’ thread. – Exquisite!

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    • Paul Bonnichsen says:

      John,

      Thanks for posting that… actually brought tears to my eyes. Good to see young patriotic individuals.

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  11. Nixonfan says:

    What Roberts did was to punt Obamacare back to the people, on the theory that there is legislative precedent (Medicare), and that the Court should defer to the legislature, which is elected. If the people want to get rid of Obamacare, they can do so on November 7th: dump Obama and Harry Reid. We should not expect the Supreme Court to throw away 75 years of expansive interpretation without more to go on than this. They can’t do our job, and they shouldn’t. We need to step up to the plate and restore limited government in a democratic fashion. If we can’t, if the people decide that the future is social welfare, massive debt and class warfare, then we are a Greece in the making, and we will be lucky to be dead before it happens. But it won’t be John Robert’s fault.

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  12. When he raised his hand and agreed to protect the constitution it was a lie. For us giving aid to other foreign countries its okay if in need of or of a disaster. But why are we giving need to other foreign countries, when the United States use to stand on its own two feet and take care of its own nation. But now, we’re taking care of other nations, and we can’t take care of our own people. That’s why we have too many homeless, and too many people on welfare and not working. It’s okay to get on it for maybe a year or two, to be an American citizen to help get back on your own two feet and stand on your own like all American’s should. I think the obamacare is a joke! I think it’s a joke because there are people who cannot afford it. Those who make 20hrs and 30hrs. How can we barely afford to pay for medical when we’re barely getting by to feed our families.

    Signed,
    18Wheels

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