This will be short and to the point.
What is it going to take for Americans to WAKE UP??? If you are not aware of certain items listed below, start researching it now... if left unchecked you will be a victim of your own doing. I personally write this information for people to read, get informed and make their own decisions. I can't make decisions for you; you must research and take actions accordingly based on what is best for you. Now, by saying that, I assume that if you live in America, you believe in our Constitution, believe that all elected officials are to uphold their Oaths of Office, and are empowered only to the extent allowed by LAW. In addition, you probably believe that our elected officials are to act in our best interest (by "our" I mean the general public, not corporations or special interest groups).
You might just be surprised by the following, but it is VITAL for you to know what is happening, and then research it, even if it takes a few minutes of your time.... it will be well worth it. Some of what I will present below is educated opinion, others are pure fact. Regardless, you MUST learn about what is happening, and start taking action, lest you choose the path of least resistance and accept anything and everything that the Government feels is best for you (which, really is not in your best interest, but I will certainly let you be the judge of that):
China: People need to start researching China now. Not tomorrow... not next week. Now. We all know that probably close to 80-90% of all products (including AMERICAN FLAGS) are either made completely or partially in China. OK... so we have essentially allowed the vast majority of our manufacturing to be outsourced to China due to China being a Communist State with very lax human rights regulations, poor / cheap working conditions, and tax shelter for American companies that operate under the guise of "foreign trade." What is most disturbing is the LEVEL OF DEPENDENCE America has allowed in China.
Something as silly as a model-train (yes, the one that kids get for Christmas) has been dictated recently by China as something that most Chinese manufacturers will no longer produce for small companies; they only want to deal with large companies like Bachmann. Why do I bring this up? Think about it.... something non-vital such as a toy-train has American companies that want the item produced going crazy as they can not find a Chinese factory to produce them unless they happen to be a major model train company. WAIT.... WHAT???
I am not going off the deep end... there is a point to this... WHY, WHY, WHY must American companies SCURRY to find a CHINESE COMPANY to manufacture a toy-train? WHY is this a crisis? WHY are there no AMERICAN factories capable of producing something simple like a toy-train??? Here is the point.... in case you are missing it... AMERICA WAS A MANUFACTURING SUPER-POWER!!!! So where are the MAJOR MANUFACTURERS of the US now? Take a look here: http://www.topix.com/forum/city/chico-ca/TSIQUM9MJJ5H9GLH5 They are all overseas... many of which have relocated to China.
Additionally, as we have stated previously, China is posturing itself not just in an economic fashion, but is flexing a little more military muscle around the globe than people should be comfortable with. We see no reason for China to be on US soil with its military doing training or drills for any reason. Additionally, it would appear that there are weapons either in place or under development that are capable of delivering ordinance over vast amounts of distance (research their new 110 foot cannon) and are being installed in a clandestine manner without much disclosure as to their purposes. Please read our prior article here.
Posse Comitatus Act Violations: The Posse Comitatus Act is the United States federal law to limit the powers ofFederal governmentin using federal military personnelto enforce the state laws. As part of the ongoing signing and passage of the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). While the NDAA is generally passed annually by Congress, the wording of the NDAA changed dramatically in 2012 under the pen of President B. Obama to include sections that allow military forces to engage in law-enforcement type activities domestically as well as changing the definitions of who is no longer protected under the NDAA laws.
As it stands now, the NDAA may someone possibly to martial law, specifically as the following definition allows: "A person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces."Additional text in Section 1021, Paragraph e, defined the scope of said authority of the military with the text, "Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States."
FURTHER, it should be noted that the United States Coast Guard, while part of the Military Branches, are EXEMPT from the Posse Comitatus Act specifically. The Coast Guard acts under the authority of the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS). Therefore, while there are some safeguards left in place, the Coast Guard is specifically excluded from the Posse Comitatus Act, and may at any time, under the direction of the DHS, employ domestic law enforcement activities. ALSO EXCLUDED are ALL NATIONAL GUARD units.
What that means, is that at ANY TIME, the Governor of any State, or the President of the United States, or any military Commander, may use National Guard units in any law enforcement capacity as deemed necessary. This has already been done several times in recent history, most notably after hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. However, there is NOTHING stopping any of the above individuals from calling up National Guard units to commence Martial Law at any time. Please research this for yourself, and you will find some very disturbing items; mostly that the US Military that was designed as a foreign fighting force, may at any time be used against citizens of the US via the NDAA and against the Posse Comitatus Act.
The Coast Guard and National Guard can be used in this capacity without violating any Federal Laws as the laws as they
States Coast Guard, while part of the Military Branches, are EXEMPT from the Posse Comitatus Act specifically. The Coast Guard acts under the authority of the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS). Therefore, while there are some safeguards left in place, the Coast Guard is specifically excluded from the Posse Comitatus Act, and may at any time, under the direction of the DHS, employ domestic law enforcement activities. ALSO EXCLUDED are ALL NATIONAL GUARD units. What that means, is that at ANY TIME, the Governor of any State, or the President of the United States, or any military Commander, may use National Guard units in any law enforcement capacity as deemed necessary.
This has already been done several times in recent history, most notably after hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. However, there is NOTHING stopping any of the above individuals from calling up National Guard units to commence Martial Law at any time. Please research this for yourself, and you will find some very disturbing items; mostly that the US Military that was designed as a foreign fighting force, may at any time be used against citizens of the US via the NDAA and against the Posse Comitatus Act. The Coast Guard and National Guard can be used in this capacity without violating any Federal Laws as the laws as they were originally written have been reworded to allow for their use at the will of the President and/or State Governors.
VIOLATIONS TO CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY: President Obama, may have well-intentions to correct the MAJOR flaws to the Affordable Care Act (ACA.. a.k.a. "Obamacare') rollout; we all are aware of the huge website failures as well as failures to maintain security of information provided to non-vetted personnel at the HHS intake centers for those wishing to sign up. It has been reported that there are personnel that may in fact have criminal backgrounds taking your personal information during sign-up; even if they are no longer employed, the damage is done.
That being said, the President, has decided to allow exceptions for companies to comply with the ACA until after 2014 simply by making a statement that they can do so. He is also tinkering with the idea that citizens may also catch a break by not having the IRS "enforce" penalties for those who haven't signed up prior to 2014. All well-intended, however, completely unconstitutional.
Explanation: Under the Constitution, the President of the United States must faithfully execute all laws enacted. As President Obama has made clear time and time again before, during and after the recent government shutdown, is that the ACA was ENACTED and IS LAW... like it or not. Surely we all can remember him saying that right? Given that the ACA is ENACTED LAW, it is OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF AUTHORITY for any President to NOT execute and enforce laws already enacted without the action of Congress to Repeal, Revise or otherwise change the existing law by way of a Representative Vote. The President can not simply state "We will allow businesses and individuals to ignore this portion of the ACA LAW because it is unfair." (We agree that the ACA law as it stands is not in the best interest of anyone due to the major rollout flaws, and the inherent flaws of the Bill itself)
HOWEVER, by the President simply "cherry-picking" which parts of the ACA he wants to enforce or not enforce, is not allowed legally. He is, once again, circumventing the Congressional Process of reviewing the law, having open and honest debate on the law, reintroducing amendments or draft revisions of the law, and having CONGRESS VOTE on any potential changes to the law.
By doing so, the President is acting without the consent and advice of Congress, and is acting outside the scope of his Constitutional Authority (unless somewhere the Constitution has changed and the President is now allowed to create, enact or revise laws on his own). What will likely happen is the issuance of some type of "Executive Order" however, that is not in the spirit of the Constitution. What we are looking at is the demise of Congressional Oversight and Processes. Some political analysts and observers are viewing his recent actions to that of a "Dictatorship." We have to agree that his actions and methods of circumventing Congress (not only on this issue, but several times since his Presidency began) closely resembles that of a Dictator. At the very least, he has minimized the ability of Congress to do its Constitutional mandated job and in return, President Obama criticizes Congress for using "filibusters" and other floor tactics when performing reviews of Presidential Appointees.
The bottom line currently appears to be a breakdown between the Executive and Legislative Branches of government at the very least. At the worst, we have a President who is knowingly and willfully disregarding Constitutional mandated "Checks and Balances" which are in place to protect the American People from runaway government controls.
We do not publish hype or fear; we encourage each of you to research what is actually happening in Washington, how the President is effectively circumventing Congress and how Congress is allowing this to happen. It is time our REPRESENTATIVES start standing up and demanding that this Administration start following the Constitution. If they fail to do so, they are equally as culpable for the outcomes that follow. If the American PEOPLE don't start to wake up to the blatant abuse of Executive Power, Legislative complacency, as well as non-disclosure of government operations in a clear and transparent manner (as promised by President Obama) it is our concern that the United States is heading down a slippery slope to an outcome that will neither be good for the People, or pleasant to live through.