States Move Forward With Plan To Alter Constitution By BRYAN ANDERSON

A very important meeting is being held in Washington this week, but career politicians, lobbyists and most in the media don’t want you to know about it.

More than 100 state legislators from around the country are meeting at the Naval Heritage Center. The Assembly of State Legislatures (ASL) will discuss the rules for the first-ever Article V Constitutional amendment convention. This is their third meeting. They’re preparing to take on Washington, and Congress doesn’t like it.

The Framers of the Constitution had the foresight to anticipate what Congress has become: a dysfunctional mess. In Article V they wisely provided a means for the states to step in and amend the Constitution largely without congressional approval.

The state legislators in ASL are determined to convene an amendment convention. Our situation is that dire.

We have $18 trillion in federal debt, 20% of American households on food stamps, the Social Security Disability Income Trust Fund nearing depletion and an immigration reform debacle.

The country has not been this mired in critical problems and divided since the Civil War. Yet Congress cannot do the nation’s business.

It has become a body focused primarily on raising money for re-election. Getting re-elected is one area where they do succeed. Despite an 8% approval rating, over 90% of incumbents were just re-elected.

No wonder the country feels helpless and is crying out for reform.

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SideBear: It’s called a Constitutional Convention and it’s about time we had one. May be we can save ourselves from…. our self! Term limits anyone?.. is on the agenda.

More DC Lies on Debts and Spending by Mark Brandly

Recently, the Treasury Department secretary asserted that “The President’s policies and a strengthening U.S. economy have resulted in a reduction of the U.S. budget deficit of approximately two-thirds — the fastest sustained deficit reduction since World War II.” And, “the deficit in FY 20141 fell to $483 billion.”

Many people fell for this claim, including Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman. “So you heard it here first: while you weren’t looking, and the deficit scolds were doing their scolding, the deficit problem (such as it was) was being mostly solved.”

Federal Borrowing Continues

Apparently Krugman failed to read the rest of the Treasury report. Page one of this same report clarifies the issue, saying “the increase in borrowing included $483 billion in borrowing to finance the deficit and $314 billion in borrowing related to other transactions.” “Total federal borrowing from the public increased by $798 billion.” The Treasury Department’s own numbers tell us that widely reported deficit number is a lie.

This $798 billion deficit is a more accurate deficit number for FY 2014. According to the Treasury Department’s report on Public Debt to the Penny, the fiscal year 2014 debt increased $1,085.9 billion. This, however, includes the increase in intragovernmental debt of $277.2 billion. So the annual debt to the public increased by $808.7 billion. While there is a minor difference in these numbers, we can agree that the annual deficit was about $800 billion, not $483 billion.

What Is Intragovernmental Debt?

One accurate fact about the Treasury secretary’s statement is that he ignores intragovernmental debt. The federal government currently has over $5 trillion of intragovernmental debt. The feds, over the years, have collected $5 trillion in taxes and then spent this tax revenue. However, before they spent this money, they loaned it to themselves. They count the money they lent to themselves as intragovernmental debt. Only governments believe that loaning yourself money is legitimate debt. The Treasury Department’s recent statement justifiably ignores this bookkeeping deception.

The $808.7 billion debt increase is a 6.7 percent one year increase in the debt. It’s an average of $2.2 billion of additional debt per day or $92 million of borrowing for every hour of the year. This equates to around $2500 of debt per capita, about $10,000 of additional debt for the average family of four.

The Burden of Debt Remains Huge

The past two administrations have a history of record deficits. According to the Treasury Department, during George W. Bush’s term, the debt held by the public, again I’m ignoring the intragovernmental debt, increased from $3,339.3 billion to $7,551.9 billion.2 That’s an eight year increase of $4,212.6 billion or a 126 percent increase during the Bush years.3 For Obama’s first five years in office the debt to the public increased to $12,785 billion. That’s a five year increase of 69 percent or an average annual increase of $1,046.6 billion. This total public debt of $12,785 billion amounts to about $40,000 for every man, woman, and child in the country.

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SideBear: The Feds make a Ponzi scheme look like child’s play, sooner or later the you know what is going to hit the fan.

Gruber behind transparency issues with Vermont health plan?

Quote of the Day 12/14/14

“We are all doubtless bound to contribute a certain portion of our income to the support of charitable and other useful public institutions. But it is a part of our duty also to apply our contributions in the most effectual way we can to secure this object. The question then is whether this will not be better done by each of us appropriating our whole contribution to the institutions within our reach, under our own eye, and over which we can exercise some useful control? Or would it be better that each should divide the sum he can spare among all the institutions of his State or the United States? Reason and the interest of these institutions themselves, certainly decide in favor of the former practice.”
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

“Murphy’s Law” by Jim Murphy

Welcome to the Home Office Of Jingoistic Xenophobes Who Possess Firearms And Drive Fossil Fuel Burning Four Wheel Drive Pickup Trucks.

RESISTING/FORCE:

Let me first of all make this BOLD STATEMENT. I am 77 years old and weigh right at 167 pounds and I have had one third of my stomach removed along with a triple bypass and currently have a pacemaker and defibrillator. My BOLD statement is this. If I were placed under arrest and willingly cooperated with the police officers and allowed them to place handcuffs on me, they could do so without the use of ANY FORCE.

IF, on the other hand, I did not wish to be handcuffed and chose to RESIST the officers, I will make this bold statement. There is no one officer or for that matter two or three officers who could handcuff me at 77 years old…… UNLESS….. THEY FIRST CAUSED ME ENOUGH DEGREE OF DISCOMFORT, OR PAIN IF YOU WILL, SO THAT I WOULD WILLINGLY COOPERATE.

I have personally seen small females who decided that they would not be handcuffed and it took several officers to place her in a position so they could control her and get the handcuffs on her.

The amount of force necessary to place a subject under arrest may vary depending upon the degree of resistance and the size and strength of the individual.

BUT I have had about ENOUGH of these news twinkies spouting off their opinions with damn little knowledge of what they are talking about. I have a strong hunch that Shepard Smith has ever been hit or has ever hit anyone else. Now I am not sure about Alan Colmes since he appears to be asking for a good ass kicking almost daily as does Geraldo Rivera and Bob Beckel

But in addressing the incident in New York when Eric Garner was taken to the ground by NYPD Officers, everyone seems to want to concentrate on the video so I will just stick to that. When the Officer first grabbed Garner he had his left arm around Garner’s neck and his right arm actually under Garner’s right arm. His grip changed as they went to the ground.

All the reports talk of Garner saying ELEVEN TIMES…. “I CAN’T BREATHE”…. REALLY? Unless the human anatomy has undergone some fairly drastic changes, I was under the impression that it took breathing in order to be able to speak.. and the reports are that Garner spoke ELEVEN TIMES.

I am positive that NONE of the arresting officers were attempting to cause the death of Eric Garner. AND several of the reports I saw and heard were that Garner DID NOT DIE AT THE SCENE but rather in the ambulance as he was being taken to the hospital. AND I also heard that the CAUSES… notice I said CAUSES.. which indicate more than one… resulting in Garner’s death were multiple including heart problems, diabetes, and asthma.

AH, but let us not forget that medical experts like FIVE MEMBERS OF THE ST. LOUIS RAMS right along with SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS along with LE BRON JAMES and let us not leave out REGGIE BUSH with the DETROIT LIONS all chipping in with their idiotic acts and T-Shirts. When I saw Reggie Bush sporting his “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt the thought crossed my mind that the last person I need to hear or see giving me lessons in ethical behavior is a jock who won the Heisman Trophy BUT HAD TO GIVE IT BACK DUE TO ILLEGAL ACTS AGAINST NCAA RULES.

The bottom line is this:

Michael Brown was in the process of attacking an officer after already having a physical confrontation when he attempted to get the Officer’s firearm.

Eric Garner was in the process of committing a minor crime BUT chose to RESIST ARREST rather than cooperate. A great deal of the fault of this incident lies with Garner himself.

BUT please spare me the lectures from looters and professional athletes who have no idea of what they are talking about…… BUT I guess knowing what you are talking about is not really necessary since we have a mob controlled clown President and an even bigger clown Attorney General who seem to make a habit of doing just that.

Anyway, I am sure that a bunch of looters in San Francisco and elsewhere will solve the nation’s problems.

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Don Faubion, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, Charlotte Williams, John Gallemore, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, Don Weaver, Roger Goertz, Billy Williams, Gerry Fincher, Jerry Carpenter, Steve Mida, Sherry Welch – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (98) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson, Kate Nolan – FL – L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Warren Wetmore – IL – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard, Bette Miller – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa) – CA – Pat Holley, Keith Chambers, Nancy Chambers, LANA Athey – CO – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz – AL – Perry Evans – AR – Jim Pinney, James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old) – OH – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Sister Clarice Carroll (83) – HAITI – Rick Vizzier USNA74, Steve Burich USNA74 -VA – George Rimmer – WA, RET. COL. Pete Mekkelson -WVA

GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice, CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 1ST LT. Levi English, GySgt. Eric Harmon, Archer Abblitt, Maj. Todd A. O’Brien, MGySgt. ’46 – 82 (Ret) Harvey Weigart – USMC Kenneth Thomas -USCG SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown, TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT. Mandie Yates – USAF – Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG – Zachary Moore – US NAVAL ACADEMY – Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), E5 Matthew J. Blaker, Ensign Ethan English, CAPT. (RET) Charley Plumly – US NAVY – Bud Barnett – USNA ’74 – SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES – SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck – US ARMY – CWO3 Tim Helton and the 1/230 Air Cav Squadron TNANG – All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military
Troy Partain of Stone Mountain, Georgia
Wayne Martin of Blacksburg, Virginia
John Mallory – DEA – Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:

“Many years ago, the late William F. Buckley said that he would rather be ruled by people with the first hundred names in the Boston phone book than by a hundred Harvard professors. Having spent more than half a century on academic campuses across the country, I would likewise rather have my fate decided by a hundred Americans chosen at random than by a hundred academics.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“If grand juries are supposed to vote on the basis of what mobs want, instead of on the basis of the evidence that they see — and which the mob doesn’t even want to see — then we forfeit the rule of law and our freedom that depends on it.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“For people who have never tried to take into custody someone resisting arrest, to sit back in the safety and comfort of their homes or offices and second-guess people who face the dangers inherent in that process — dangers for both the police and the person under arrest — is yet another example of the irresponsible self indulgences of our time.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”…. AESOP

“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”… PATRICK HENRY

VARMINT LIST:

Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz DNC Chairperson, Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain R-AZ, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN, Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, COLIN POWELL ( R) , Michael Moore, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Former President Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, Chuck Hagel, Dick Durbin, Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie R-NJ , Michael Bloomberg, Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX, Susan Collins R-ME, Patrick Leahy, Jeff Flake R-AZ, Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX, John Boehner R-OH, John Cornyn R-TX, Mitch McConnell R-KY, Mike Huckabee R-AR, Lisa Murkowski R-AK, Robert Menendez NJ, Al Franken MN, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Patty Murray WA, Henry Waxman CA, Linda Sanchez CA, Maxine Waters CA, State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX, Elijah Cummings D-MD, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, Lois Lerner, Michael Morrell, Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman), Karl Rove, Rep. Ann Kuster D-NH, Jen Psaki (State Department), Josh Earnest, Marie Harf(State Department), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), Orin Hatch (R-UT), John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER), Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Deval Patrick (D-MA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jerry Brown (D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Michelle Nunn (D-GA), Jay Nixon (D-MO-Gov.), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Julia Pierson, Jonathan Holmes Gruber, Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-TX)

MSNBC, ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton UNITED NATIONS, Jane Fonda, LA RAZA, MOVEON.ORG, PETA, CAIR, BOB COSTAS (NBC), ESPN, The NFL, CNN, The Environmental Protection Agency, Al Jazeera America, Republican National Committee (RNC), NBC, CBS, CNBC, ABC, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Tom Steyer (Progressive Billionaire Opposing Keystone Pipeline), NBA, NHL, NOW (National Organization Of Women), Patricia Ireland, Jesse Ventura, Geraldo Rivera FOX News, Juan Williams FOX News, Bob Beckel FOX News, The Washington Redskins Football Team, James Brown (CBS -NFL Pre-Game). CDC (Center for Disease Control), Bill O’Reilly FOX News, Shepard Smith FOX News, Alan Colmes FOX News

MORE STUFF:

This from an article in the (Sub) Standard Times… headlined… PROFILING RULES TO EXEMPT TSA, BORDER AGENTS. Now, first of all this set of guidelines is for Federal Officers, (F.B.I.; D.E.A.; BATF; and other Federal Law Enforcement.) The Border Agents have had much greater leeway in vehicle and personal searches than most other law enforcement agencies… federal or state and local. What surprises me in this particular exemption regarding so called racial profiling is that the Border Agents have been prevented from enforcing immigration laws for quite some time now. So this exemption from this profiling is pretty much immaterial. If the Justice Department under the inept leadership of Eric Holder is preventing them from enforcing existing immigration laws then their exemption is meaningless.
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Last week I was semi watching the O’Reilly Factor and I could swear that I heard Bill O’Reilly make a statement that in N.Y. City, “Stop and Frisk” was a violation of an individual’s rights. REALLY? Funny but I always thought that the “STOP AND FRISK” rule was handed down in 1968 in Terry vs. Ohio ruled that an Officer may conduct a pat down search of the outer clothing for weapons when the Officer has a REASONABLE SUSPICION that the individual has committed; is committing; or is about to commit a crime and may be armed. It is simply a pat down and not a full search.

Also an Officer may perform a search of the person and the area under the immediate control of the person who has been placed under arrest. There are several landmark cases allowing this type of search dating back to 1947.

I don’t have much objection to someone like Kimberly Guilfoyle or Megan Kelly or any of the other FOX News people with a law degree suggesting that some particular act may or may not be Constitutionally permitted BUT I do have a problem with people like O’Reilly spouting off things which simply are not factual, particularly after he has jumped all over someone who gives their opinion on a matter. O’Reilly is constantly spouting off that he deals in FACTS. Well perhaps he should do a little research about facts prior to saying that a particular act is a violation of someone’s rights.
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I keep hearing many of these politicians, particularly some of the establishment Republicans talking about COMPROMISE after the Republicans take over the Senate Majority after January. OK. I’m going to say this only ONCE:

THE AMERICAN VOTERS DID NOT GIVE THE REPUBLICANS A SENATE MAJORITY AND AN INCREASE IN THE HOUSE MAJORITY IN ORDER TO SEE THE REPUBLICANS PLAY NICE WITH THE DEMOCRATS/PROGRESSIVES/SOCIALISTS. YOU WERE GIVEN THE MAJORITY TO GET SOMETHING DONE! SO EITHER GET SOMETHING DONE OR GET OUT OF THE WAY SO THAT OTHERS MAY GET SOMETHING DONE.
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All morning I have heard comments from various people Democrats/Socialists and Establishment Republicans/Progressives about a report on the Enhanced Interrogation Techniques used on Guantanamo Terrorist Prisoners. All I have heard is Establishment Professional Politicians talk about how none of this was effective. I for one DO NOT BELIEVE that it was ineffective and quite the contrary the intelligence people claim to have received some very good information.
But I have a problem with Diane Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi and countless other Democrats/Socialists along with John McCain whining about it. All they can do is say that this type of interrogation is what is done by our enemies.

Hmmmm. I just wonder how many of the Muslim Terrorist Prisoners at Guantanamo were BEHEADED?
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I will be leaving town early tomorrow morning and won’t be back until Thursday evening. I just wonder how many noticed the passing of DECEMBER 7th with very little mention of Pearl Harbor?

GOOD GUYS:


TREY GOWDY; MIKE LEE; TED CRUZ; ALLEN WEST; JON BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE; SCOTT WALKER, DAVID CLARKE

SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK

JEM