Safety at All Cost Trumps the Bill of Rights Again

What’s the difference between the Communist Chinese dragging people out of their homes for “safety” sake, and today’s America?

Answer: Location – that’s all. One is forced to leave their home, the other is forced to stay put.

Now what’s the difference between the Communist Chinese welding peoples’ doors shut so they can’t escape, and demanding American citizens not leave their home under penalty of the new police State? Answer: Very little.

Is this what we’ve so rapidly devolved into?

from Zero Hedge:

Kentucky Couple Forced To Wear Ankle Bracelets After Refusing Self-Isolation Order

A Kentucky couple can’t travel more than 200 feet from home after authorities slapped a pair of ankle bracelets on them following an argument over COVID-19.

Elizabeth Linscott tested positive for the virus last weekend despite having no symptoms. Following her test, the health department contacted her and asked that she sign documents agreeing to self-quarantine unless she calls the health department first. Linscott refused to sign the form, the Self-isolation and Controlled Movement Agreed Order. read more

The Unprecedented Denial of Our Natural Rights

by: Brent Smith

In late April, 2020, Thomas G. West, professor of politics at Hillsdale College, joined Dr. Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale, and two other esteemed conservative academics, Kevin Portteus and Adam Carrington, in a symposium to discuss, “The Coronavirus and the Constitution.”

Normally I single out just Dr. Arnn, as no one, in my opinion, is more versed in everything related to our founding fathers, the documents they created, and how prescient their thoughts and writings are and how they still apply to today’s societal ills.

What most impressed me, beyond the obvious expertise of the subject, is his plain-spokeness. He didn’t spend his time spewing talking points or bloviating in academic gibberish speak, as virtually all leftist academics do.

West plainly and succinctly explained how the left is violating, not only our natural rights, but their oaths of office to uphold the national and their owns State’s Constitutions.

Enjoy the education: read more

Video Podcast – NASCAR Sells Out

by: Brent Smith

NASCAR has flipped. They sold out to the Race warrior, cancel culture rage mob.

And in case you don’t know what NASCAR stands for. It’s an acronym.

It stands for: National Association of Southern Crappy-Ass Racists.

And I wonder how many think that it really does?

Anyway – I can’t believe how astonishingly fast this is all happening.

We, as a nation, are racing head-long into the ash heap of history, as two of the most astonishing stories are rolled into one. read more

Video Podcast – Racism Must be Eradicated – We’ve Flipped 180 Degrees – Supreme Corruption

by: Brent Smith

The nation seems resigned to ridding itself of all offensive history. So down come the Statues and portraits. But what about president Obama? Shouldn’t he then also be wiped away? After all, he has slave owners in his family tree. If they’re serious, Obama must also go.

The nation, it seems is experiencing a total polar shift, but it’s not North is South. It’s bad is good, good is bad, criminal is victim, victim is criminal, man is woman, etc.

This is what the left and now the BLM/Antifa movement have done. And we’ve allowed it. We’ve allowed a tiny slice of radical America to control a silent majority.

And it’s our fault. We, through our silence, our cowardice and virtue signaling, have allowed this other virus to flourish. And the only vaccine is to stand up, throw away your white guilt and just say no – we will not be a party to it.

John Roberts is at it again – telling the president what he can’t do with the authority clearly granted to the executive. He can’t rescind DACA, because five justices say so.

But what Alexander Hamilton, the musical hero of the left have to say about the judiciary’s power?

Let’s find out.
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Turns Out Gorsuch is Just Another Black-Robed Legislator

from the American Thinker:

Et tu, Gorsuch?

Et tu, Gorsuch?  A little over three years into a lifetime appointment, and he’s already speaking for Justice Ginsburg when it comes to matters of transsexualism and forgotten all about Justice Scalia’s textualism.

No matter how hard we try, our “conservative” judges belly-flop into “strict constructionist” poseurs and weak-kneed judicial activists faster than Chief Justice Roberts can rewrite Obamacare into a tax.  I mean, you try to keep these “originalist” jurists on a philosophically sound path.  You teach them “right” from “wrong.”  You instill in them a respect for the law and the importance of always telling the truth.  You can’t be with them all the time, though.  You know they’re being tempted by strange leftists to rule by emotion and always let the “ends justify the means,” but you tell yourself, “we can count on a judge described by many as Justice Scalia’s natural successor, right?”  Right? read more

Roberts Rules Against the First Amendment

by: Brent Smith

 If you are an American, you should be very worried about the latest decision – this latest precedent, decreed by the nine person oligarchy that currently rules our nation.
Whether you’re religious or not, this had better chill you to the bone.
And it proves, without a shadow of a doubt, what we “paranoid” conservatives have been trumpeting for years. That our country has indeed passed into a post-constitutional period in our history. Like everything else, that document, the Constitution, now serves but one purpose – that of a political tool, to twist and spin and wield against your enemies.

The First Amendment could not be any more clear regarding religious liberty. read more

Video Podcast – The Remarkably bad George Floyd Incident

by: Brent Smith

There’s absolutely nothing good about this whole mess in Minneapolis. I mean nothing.

Floyd apparently paid for a meal at a local restaurant with a counterfeit $20 bill.
We’ll likely never find out whether he knew the 20 was fake.

Maybe he did. So what?

By now, everyone has seen the video. Two cops handcuff Floyd at, I guess his vehicle. Then they lead him over to the police SUV. Floyd trips on the curb and falls to the pavement. The cops drag him to the driver’s side of their SUV and one cop nonchalantly puts his knee on the back of Floyds neck. You can here Floyd begging for his life. He wasn’t struggling – nothing.

And again – over what? A petty property crime?

Bad deal man. So I’ll give my thoughts at the end.

Then come the riots, vandalism, destruction of property, burning of buildings and looting. Throwing crap at other cops. read more

Thank God for the Anti-Federalists

by: Brent Smith

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Over the past few months, we’ve seen many of our natural rights “temporarily” stripped away. Maybe it’s time to remind us who to thank for them and what we might look like without them.

In an Oct. 24, 1787, letter to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison expressed that, “Col. [George] Mason left Philadelphia in an exceeding ill humor indeed. A number of little circumstances arising in part from the impatience which prevailed towards the close of the business, conspired to whet his acrimony. He returned to Virginia with a fixed disposition to prevent the adoption of the plan if possible. He considers the want of a bill of rights as a fatal objection.”

At the Constitutional Convention, in mid-September 1787, committed Anti-Federalists George Mason and Eldridge Gerry failed to persuade any of their fellow delegates to preface the Constitution with a bill of rights.

“It would give great quiet to the people,” urged Mason. He also thought it would be easy to compile a list given the widespread presence of an introductory bill of rights at the state level. A few days later, on Sept. 17, 1787, both Mason and Gerry declined to sign the Constitution, citing the absence of a bill of rights.

Mason’s main objection was that, “There is no Declaration of Rights, and the laws of the general [federal] government being paramount to the laws and constitution of the several States, the Declaration of Rights in the separate States are no security. Nor are the people secured even in the enjoyment of the benefit of common law.” read more

WND Exclusive – Hey, lefties, ‘safety’ is not a natural right

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Cities and counties have defied the federal government for years, proclaiming them to be sanctuary cities, where illegal aliens have been shielded from constitutionally created federal laws.

This lawless behavior is seen as OK and is actually encouraged by leftist political activists, politicians and hacks.

On the flip side, “The City of Atwater has declared itself a ‘sanctuary city’ for all businesses, allowing owners to open despite the state of California’s stay-at-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic,” writes ABC30.

This behavior, however, is decidedly not OK – at least not to the left.

See, whether it’s legal, constitutional or simply a matter of right or wrong is of no concern to these leftists. To the average leftist it’s whatever “feels” right that counts.

But to the authoritarian statist politician or bureaucrat, it’s much more. A cause, whatever it is, is useless to them if it doesn’t advance their agenda. And that agenda is always the same – the desire to gain and retain more power and control. read more

Salon Owner is Face of the New Civil Rights Movement

from the American Thinker:

Shelley Luther is America’s New Rosa Parks

Dallas, Texas salon owner Shelley Luther has become the face of the movement to free the nation from the oppressive lockdowns imposed by despotic governors and mayors.

She is a modern-day Rosa Parks, but more on that in a moment.

An inspiration in these dark times to patriotic Americans who yearn to have their most basic constitutional rights respected, Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail on May 5 for daring to open her salon despite emergency decrees mandating the continued forced closure of businesses like hers that have arbitrarily been deemed non-essential.

But Luther was liberated May 7 after the Supreme Court of Texas ordered her released “pending final disposition of this case.”  On May 8, Texas will allow hair salons to reopen with conditions. read more