White House Says KY Clerk ‘not above the law’ – Who are the true outlaws?

4 September 2015 AD/20 Elul 5775
Marriage regulation is not among the 30 enumerated powers of federal government. As per the 9th and 10th amendments to the Constitution, the states have never assigned that authority to federal government.
Noteworthy is Kentucky law which lawfully and constitutionally defines marriage. http://ow.ly/RMZJW
However, way, way back on December 15, 1791, the STATES ratified the Bill of Rights. The 1st amendment features five rights, chief among the five is our freedom of religion.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” – Take particular note of “the free exercise thereof”. Historical revisionists strive to restate this inviolable clause as “freedom of worship” which implies our freedom of religion must be confined to a church building or synagogue. No, our freedom of religion applies to everything in which we engage.
The official word out of the White House is Kim Davis is not “above the law.” So we ask, which law? Which state law says Kim Davis is acting above the law?
U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning placed Davis in the custody of U.S. marshals until she complies with their order. He said fines were not enough to force her to issue the licenses, and allowing her to defy the order would “create a ripple effect.”
I say what is needed in America today is a “ripple effect”.
Judge Bunning assumes a Supreme Court opinion has the force of law. It does not. I refer you to the U.S. Constitution, Article VI, paragraph second which clearly states:
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”
And Article I, Section 8 which clearly states:
“To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.”
All laws. Not some.
Article III of our Constitution lays out the role of the judiciary where there is no authorization to make law.
Four justices strongly dissented:
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. – “This court is not a legislature [and] our Constitution does not enact any theory of marriage.
Justice Antonin Scalia, well-known for his vitriolic dissents, called the opinion “a judicial Putsch,” “pretentious,” “egotistic,” “silly,” and filled with “straining-to-be-memorable passages“…”Today’s decree says that my ruler, and the ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. The opinion in these cases is the furthest extension in fact — and the furthest extension one can even imagine — of the court’s claimed power to create ‘liberties’ that the Constitution and its amendments neglect to mention.” LA Times http://ow.ly/RMYU6
The recent string of assassinations of law enforcement officers and threats by the Nation of Islam’s leader Farrakhan to murder white people are expressions of lawlessness that threaten our republican government while dismissing the rule of law.
For further reading:
25 Violations of Law By President Obama and His Administration http://ow.ly/RMZeh
President Obama’s Top 10 Constitutional Violations Of 2013 http://ow.ly/RMZj3
This sitting rogue president and a rogue SCOTUS majority threaten our liberties and the futures of our children and grandchildren, generations yet to be born.
We approach a tipping point in our history where only a sovereign act of God, divine intervention, will be able to sustain our country.
John White
Rockwall, Texas

Marco Rubio: We don’t need a national school board or Dept. of Education

2 September 2015 AD/18 Elul 5775

click on image above for original article
click on image above for original article

Marco Rubio says We don’t need a national school board; we don’t need a Department of Education. (full story http://ow.ly/RGZYG)

The Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88) and signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on October 17, 1979, became effective on May 4, 1980. This act of Congress separated education out of the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), making it a stand-alone department.

By federal standards, this bureaucracy is teeny tiny with only 5,000 employees.

The Framers of our Constitution defined thirty (30) enumerated powers of federal government listed here: (30 enumerated powers http://ow.ly/RH44w)

Search those thirty enumerated powers as you wish, you’ll not find even once the word “education”.

Ninth and Tenth Amendments set a clear demarcation between authority of the states and limited authority of federal government.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Tell your Congressional delegation of two senators and one representative to repeal Public Law 96-88, the Department of Education Organization Act.

Let’s re-align federal government with the Constitution.

I believe the States can best govern our home concerns, and the General Government our foreign ones.” –Thomas Jefferson

Contact Links

Sen. John Cornyn
http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm
Sen. Ted Cruz
http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=email_senator
Rep. John Ratcliffe
https://ratcliffe.house.gov/contact/email

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Attention Villa Rica ISD – It’s Freedom OF Religion, Not Freedom FROM Religion that is our Right

2 September 2015 AD/18 Elul 5775

click on image above for full story from 11Alive Atlanta
click on image above for full story from 11Alive Atlanta

Christians exercising freedom of religion participated in a baptism on school grounds. Naturally, misguided atheists complained. Instead of securing the rights of Christians, Carroll County School district officials choose to “investigate. Investigate?

“The Carroll County School System was made aware of a situation that took place at Villa Rica High School prior to football practice on August 17th.  The District is currently looking into the specifics of this situation and will take appropriate steps to ensure all state and federal laws are followed.”

I suggest Carroll County school district officials investigate the Constitution. To wit: First Amendment Right of Freedom of Religion.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Under authority of our U.S. Constitution, there can be no law that either establishes a religion (atheism is a religion) of that prohibits the free exercise thereof.

The Freedom From Religion atheist organization wishes to remove all public exercise of the Christian religion from the public square. Government officials ignorant of the law meekly kowtow to the demands of atheists, fearing bad publicity or lawsuits.

This atheist organization rabidly sues Christians across the country, but they don’t always win. In fact, they are losers in every sense of the word.

The Bible instructs: “So give yourselves humbly to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” Every time we resist Satanic attacks by atheists we win.

I applaud First Baptist Villa Rica for winning souls and baptizing new believers in Jesus Christ. I applaud the courage of those new Christians, students and coach, who publicly demonstrated their new-found faith in our Savior. Atheists are not hard to defeat.

Below are links to ten Christian legal foundations that successfully defend our Freedom of Religion in courts of law. (Thanks to Wallbuilders.com)

In matters of faith, the best defense is offense.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Natural Economics Wages War on Wal-Mart Decision

1 September 2015 AD/17 Elul 5775

wal-mart cuts some workers hours after pay raise boosts costs

Around the country, employees demanded a “living wage”. Wal-Mart responded by raising minimum wages to $9/hour; early next year to $10. Naturally, raising wages raises costs thereby cutting profits and incentives to investors. What to do next? Cut hours. Zero sum gain for employees.

Read from Bloomberg: Wal-Mart Cuts Some Workers’ Hours After Pay Raise Boosts Costs

Wal-Mart is the low-price leader in the world. While some may scoff at its low wages, the fact of Wal-Mart’s benefit to our lowest income families is unmistakable: Wal-Mart customers save over $2,000/year over what they would pay at Kroger or other up-scale grocer.

Economist Milton Friedman warned against the good intentions of mandatory minimum wage which will have the opposite effect.

The fact is, the programs that are labeled ‘for the poor’, ‘for the needy’ almost always have effects exactly the opposite of those the well intentioned sponsors intended them to have. – Milton Friedman discussing the effects of minimum wage, dispelling the myth that it is a Good Thing.

Inevitably, Wal-Mart must raise prices to maintain investor expectations. As prices increase, market forces will drive down purchases by the company’s traditional customer which, in turn, will put pressure on the company to further reduce hours and demand more productivity from employees who will again demand higher wagers and so the inflation spiral gains momentum.

Time was when Sears, Montgomery Ward and JC Penney were on top. Today, two of these former giants gasp for breath while one has gone out of business. Time comes when Wal-Mart will follow suit.

Socialism fails every time it’s tried. Capitalism is not an economic theory, but the natural exchange of goods and services among a free people. Mandatory minimum wage artificially shapes the marketplace.

Socialism does not increase a society’s overall wealth; it shares the poverty.

John White

Rockwall, Texas

A Welcome “Snow Job” in Alaska – No Tee Time for You-Know-Who

30 August 2015 AD/15 Elul 5775

No golf this trip, that's for sure
No golf this trip, that’s for sure

Summer Snow to Greet Obama on Alaska Climate Trip

August 30th, 2015 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

When President Obama visits Alaska this week to campaign for a new international agreement to fight global warming climate change, Alaska will be experiencing colder than normal weather and forecast summer snows, as seen in this WeatherBell.com graphic of forecast total snowfall by Friday: Besides this latest example of the Gore Effect, the dirty little secret is that the climate is always changing, and what better place to illustrate the role of Mother Nature (not humans) than in Alaska? Read more from DrRoySpencer.com 

What more can I add to this, but to say, God has a sense of humor.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Rising Racial Strife Threatens to Destroy the Republic – Is There a Cure?

30 August 2015 AD/15 Elul 5775
What can destroy our nation? Division. Divide-and-conquer is a proven strategy that works every time it’s applied.
 
Candidate Barack Hussein Obama openly stated his goal to “fundamentally transform America”. He assumes, he believes, all black-skinned persons agree with him. In fact, a lot do, as witnessed in Waller County, Texas where heavily-armed Black Panthers moving in military-like formations openly called for the unrestricted murder of law enforcement officers.
 
Media reports make those domestic terrorists appear heroic, but this is not so. They are ignorant thugs whose hatred arises from inflammatory rhetoric and an assumption black people can’t possibly commit crimes.
 
Let’s not be misled. FEW black Americans agree with the Al Sharptons, Jesse Jacksons, Jeremiah Wrights and Black Panthers. Whether Democrat or Republican, your black neighbors generally share values of the greater population of our country. Your values.
partiotism vs domestic terrorism
 
I suggest you do two things.
 
First, look to Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, U.S. Army (retired) Lt. Col. Allen West, acclaimed neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and former welfare dependent Star Parker for your prototypes of black patriots.
 
Second, accept the fact of racial division fomented by this sitting president and his Attorney General. He welcomes inner-city racial strife as a means to expand his choke hold on America.
 
When our economy inevitably collapses, inner-city murder and mayhem will greatly expand. What to do? Watch your back. That murderer of Waller County Deputy Darren Goforth has a criminal past, is ignorant of history, has disdain for authority and he had a gun. There are plenty of people like Shannon Miles, Michael Brown and Trayvon Benjamin Martin.
 
What should you do? Be watchful. Avoid giving opportunity to armed conflict, but be prepared to defend yourself and others nearby. Don’t assume all black people are out to get you. Pray for God to open the eyes of people who are being deceived by Satan.
Be mindful of police activity. When you see police in traffic stops and elsewhere engaging the public, take a second look. That officer may need your assistance in one way or another. Act wisely.
 
Bad news: Things will get worse. Much worse.
 
Good news: God is on his throne, prayer changes things and Jesus is coming soon.
 
John White

Lawlessness Is Not Law Enforcement – A Discussion Around No-Knock Raids

25 August 2015 Ad/10 Elul 5775

Because no-knock raids were with us at the very beginning of our nation. Protection against rogue government was paramount to our founding fathers.

Our Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution of 1776 and the Bill of Rights ratified in 1791 were the product of thoughtful leaders addressing past wrongdoings of government.

There were Bills of Attainder

A special legislative enactment that imposes a death sentence without a judicial trial upon a particular person or class of persons suspected of committing serious offenses, such as Treason or a felony.

It was to prevent on-the-spot executions our founders add the following clause to the Constitution.

Article I, Section 9, clause 3: “No Bill of Attainder … Law shall be passed.”

And, there were Writs of Assistance

Writs of assistance were court orders that authorized customs officers to conduct general (non-specific) searches of premises for contraband. The exact nature of the materials being sought did not have to be detailed, nor did their locations.

Using Writs of Assistance, British enforcers could forcibly enter private property at will in search of contraband, illegal substances, at will.

It was to prevent law enforcement officials from conducting no-knock raids based on hearsay testimony the founders added the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution.

Amendment VI: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

No we have No-Knock Raids

Example No. 1

No knock raid in Killeen one year ago
No knock raid in Killeen one year ago – click on image above for full story

Example No. 2

“I don’t know of any other case where someone shot and killed a police officer in the course of a drug raid has been no-billed by a grand jury,” Dick DeGuerrin, the attorney representing Magee, told the Washington Post. “At least not in Texas.” click on image for full story
“I don’t know of any other case where someone shot and killed a police officer in the course of a drug raid has been no-billed by a grand jury,” Dick DeGuerrin, the attorney representing Magee, told the Washington Post. “At least not in Texas.” – click on image for full story

Example No. 3

Georgia SWAT team's flash bang grenade blasted off most of his nose, collapsed his left lung, and tore his face and body down to muscle and bone, but officers found no drugs there and made no arrests at the residence. - click on image for story
Georgia SWAT team’s flash bang grenade blasted off most of his nose, collapsed his left lung, and tore his face and body down to muscle and bone, but officers found no drugs there and made no arrests at the residence. – click on image for story

There are situations where cops break into the wrong address.

Example No. 1

Marianne Diaz was handcuffed, probed by a female officer while naked. “It was terrorizing, and the worst thing I’ve ever been through in my life. They were loud, vulgar, and disgusting in behavior,” she said.
Marianne Diaz was handcuffed, probed by a female officer while naked. “It was terrorizing, and the worst thing I’ve ever been through in my life. They were loud, vulgar, and disgusting in behavior,” she said. – click on image for full story

Example No. 2

Police had the house under surveillance because the it was "too nice". The young men also had a music studio in the house, helping area artists record.
Police had the house under surveillance because the it was “too nice”. The young men also had a music studio in the house, helping area artists record. – click on image above for full story

First Duty of Government

The first duty of government is not to punish. Most certainly, it is not the duty of law enforcement officers to ascertain guilt or innocence. The first duty of all government is found in the second paragraph of the Unanimous Declaration of Independence.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed

Yes, the first duty of all government is “secure these rights”. As you see in the above examples, no-knock raids based on scant evidence, most egregiously those that threaten lives of innocent persons, do not conform to either our history or our republican form of government.

Rise of the Warrior Cop

Radley Balko's book is not the creation of a wild-eyed anti-cop fanatic, but a thoughtful treatise on unconstitutional police powers
Radley Balko’s book is not the creation of a wild-eyed anti-cop fanatic, but a thoughtful treatise on unconstitutional police powers – click on image for story

Radley Balko’s book is available from Amazon.com.

Available for Kindle, as paperback, hardcover and audio.
Available for Kindle, as paperback, hardcover and audio.

I encourage you to have a dialogue with your local law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges. See where they stand on American principles of the Rule of Law. Also review this interactive map from the CATO Institute.

Botched Paramilitary Police Raids – An Epidemic of “Isolated Incidents”

John White
Rockwall, Texas