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Founding Bud

If you’ve seen Bud Light’s latest commercial and have any red-blooded American left in you, you were probably pretty annoyed with what you saw:  Bud Light Commerical

In St. Louis they fought to save Anhueser-Busch from the auction block, but stockholders, more worried about a few bucks than a GREAT American company sold out for a few more “Benjamins”.  InBev bought the company on the cheap US Dollar at the end of 2008 , and I’ve watched the downward spiral ever since.  Weeks before Christmas, InBev AB laid off 700 Information Services employees in the buildings near Laumeier Park in Sunset Hills, MO.  And that’s just the start.

More than 1400 firings, reductions in perks and benefits, dwindling philanthropy, changes at Grant’s Farm and uncertainty at Sea World, InBev is putting profits first!

Now, the fact that AB is no longer American-owned shines through in the commercial link above that was played routinely over the 2010 4th of July weekend and beyond:

“Where the blazes is Jefferson?!?!”

“T.J.?  He’s probably still writing [Air Quotes] that Declaration! [/Air Quotes]“

My blood immediately boiled.  How dare the Belgians trivialize my Declaration of Independence!! There is no document on the face of this Earth that had more effect on Liberty and Freedom.  And, now with the demise of the American-owned Anhueser-Busch, the country that hosts the failing EU makes light of our founding documents which, when adhered to, created the most powerful, caring, and free country on the planet.

Thanks to the Dutch for making fun of our [Air Quotes] Declaration [/Air Quotes].  Don’t Worry.  We’ll be sure to be there with our [Air Quotes] Military [/Air Quotes] to help you keep your [Air Quotes] Freedom [/Air Quotes] the next time you are overrun by tyranny.

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2010 in Miscellaneous

 

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Supreme Justice

Someone on the radio mentioned that, without the Declaration of Independence, there would be no U.S. Constitution.  Absent the former document, there would have been no Revolutionary War, Constitution, Louisiana Purchase, Manifest Destiny, Civil War, Bush Doctrine or President Obama.

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.”

In the eloquence of the two sentences above, a new nation was borne – free of the tyranny of cerntralised government; free of the burdensome taxation; free of the oppression of laws benefiting the government at the detriment of the people;  free of swarms of officers sent to harass the people and eat out their substance… …and built on the tenant that men and women are the most well equipped to realize their destiny, perform responsibly within as society, and pursue happiness.

Two Hundred Thirty-Four years later America fifty colonies are once again dwarfed by the behemoth that is the Federal Government.  Again, America sees those that would call themselves representatives of the people enacting legislation that disregards the people’s true will and desire, and with a complicit Supreme Court, such laws allow the officers to continue to eat from the people’s substance.

The final protectorate of the Constitution, the Supreme Court, will find itself again at the center of attention through the summer of 2010 as a current Justice retires , a new Justice is nominated, and a new Justice is confirmed.  This process has been completed 111 times before including the nomination and confirmation of the arguably racist Sonia Sotomayor.  The complicit press will again ignore the left-leaning judicial activism of the nominees, and a circus will appear on C-SPAN that would bore you even if your favorite past-time was to watch grass grow.

At times over the past 30 years, various judges, lawyers, and nominees have decreed the Constitution as highly pliable and moldable for the situation at hand.  Similarly, judges, lawyers, and nominees have looked to the laws of Europe and the rest of the world for guidance in their decisions.

According to Title 28, Chapter I, Part 453 of the United States Code, each Supreme Court Justice takes the following oath:

    “I, [NAME], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as [TITLE] under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.

When the Supreme Court re-convenes in the Fall of 2010, the new Justice along with the rest of the Court will hear cases of constitutionality that affect every human being in America.  They will be asked to reflect on the words of the Constitution, their meaning, and dispense rulings monumental in nature.

Instead of looking to Europe for guidance, instead of looking to the world for direction, and instead of plying and molding the Constitution to the will of the Congress and the President, let us pray that the Justices of the Supreme Court will look back to our most critical founding document, The Declaration of Independence, to determine the veracity and Constitutionality of the law at hand.  And, based on their Oath of Office, let us pray that they will protect the true meaning of the Constitution as written.

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2010 in Supreme Court

 

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