MARATHON BOMBING UPDATE—ANSWERS LEAD TO MORE QUESTIONS
Due to the mass of amateur photos and videos being used in the moments before, during and after the Boston bombing, there has been more private evidence surrounding this supposed “terrorist” event than almost any previous high-profile catastrophe.
Although spectators, runners and other outsiders were quickly pushed away from the scene, the massive investigative power of millions of interested people combing through pictures uploaded to social media and picture-sharing websites produced an impressive array of pictures and video that allowed the public to check police statements as they came in. Continue reading →
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: “AN ACT RELATING TO DETAINMENT WITHOUT CHARGE, MILITARY TRIBUNALS, AND TRANSFER TO FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS OF PERSONS RESIDING IN THE STATE OF MONTANA; PROHIBITING THE STATE FROM PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT FOR CERTAIN FEDERAL ACTS; PROHIBITING STATE PARTICIPATION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CERTAIN FEDERAL ACTS; REQUIRING PERIODIC REPORTS; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.”
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
NEW SECTION.Section 1. Direction to state agencies not to support sections 1021 and 1022 of the federal National Defense Authorization Act — reporting.Continue reading →
Eminent domain is the power to take private property that is necessary for a public use. The power of eminent domain is held by the State of Montana and by the U.S. Federal Government.
How HB 198 Changed The Law
HB 198 changed the law by delegating the power of eminent domain to persons holding a permit issued under the Major Facility Siting Act (MFSA) codified at §75-20-113, MCA.
Prior to passage of HB 198, those with delegated power to condemn land were public entities and corporations that were regulated by the state. A list of the entities with delegated power to condemn property is found in the legislative Report on HJR 34. Continue reading →
HB 198′s Eminent Domain was the hottest issue in the 2011 Montana legislature and it is shaping up to be the hottest issue in 2013. The very controversial HB 198 was responsible for a record 26 posts on PolyMontana.com plus very many comments.
HB 198 was a Republican bill.
Republicans promoted it, lobbied for it, and passed it. Governor Schweitzer did not sign HB 198, thereby sidestepping any Democratic blame for HB 198 which plowed new ground in the arena of eminent domain.
The acknowledged reason for passing HB 198 was to help a Canadian company to complete its wind energy transmission line that it had not properly budgeted for. Making a law for a special case can be fraught with danger.
By passing HB 198, Montana Republicans may have lost significant political support in the 2012 elections. Now the question is: Will the Republicans change course in 2013? Their reputation is on the line. Continue reading →
“Extremists have taken over and they’re the ones who run the foreign policy and have convinced us to go along with all these wars.”—Congressman Ron Paul
The alleged bogey of “extremism” has become a prominent element of public discourse particularly since the mid-1990s. The assumed terroristic tendencies of ordinary Americans is a preoccupation of many mainstream and liberal intellectuals apparently more concerned with moral guardianship than the growing police state and continued wartime economy.
These conditions underline a campaign to promote paranoia that only intensified following September 11, 2001. As the specter of deviant commoners helps validate accelerated repressive measures, the state’s genuine extremism of illegal wars and evisceration of most civil liberties falls from public purview.
The 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City Murrah Federal Building set the stage for the creation of an imaginary extremist other Continue reading →
I am not attacking Rhodes or Baldwin personally. I just wish they would get their facts straight. That Republicans and Romney are not perfect is irrelevant. The difference is still significant. And in real life, we must choose between available alternatives.
Those who believe such radical claims make the same logical errors as those who believe in global warming:Continue reading →
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf published a report on the progress of the “Law of the Sea” Treaty (LOST) in our US Senate. As he points out, LOST would undermine U.S. sovereignty and give huge power over many spheres of America trade and security to the United Nations. President Reagan opposed LOST which is why the US has not yet signed it.
The 2012 Montana Republican Party Platform (PDF) is a major accomplishment by all those who participated in the 2012 update. It contains virtually all the dreams of the Montana tea parties while keeping the mainstream positions intact. It is by far the best political party platform for all conservatives, from mainstream to those who call themselves patriots.
This Platform shows the Republican Party is clearly the best path to freedom. Anyone who claims there is no significant difference between the two major parties is out of touch with reality. Continue reading →
In a stunning upset for the Obama administration and big-government zealots in general, a federal judge in New York has issued an injunction against the citizen detention portion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Bob Unruh at World Net Daily has the story.
“A district-court judge has suspended enforcement of a law that could strip U.S. citizens of their civil rights and allow indefinite detention of individuals President Obama believes to be in support of terror.
“The Obama administration has refused to ensure that the First Amendment rights of authors and writers who express contrary positions or report on terror group activities are protected under his new National Defense Authorization Act. Continue reading →
I am a threat. This email is not about any loss of freedom you are about to experience but is about the lack of freedoms you currently have. The following account just happened to me, personally, as I recently crossed the border from Canada to the US. Many of you do not know me, but I am one of the founders of Conservative Daily. As a founder, I set out to create an environment where we could fight for freedom, fight for better moral and ethical direction, but even more importantly fight to hold those in positions of trust and power accountable. Every day, we research, draft and develop new ways to fight against the bureaucratic nightmare that we face as a nation, and to reveal the shame many that we call leaders have brought to our great nation. Continue reading →
Ken Peterson attempted to purposefully mislead the people of Montana with his convoluted reasoning in support of HB198, when he falsely stated that eminent domain exists to protect private property rights.
It does no such thing. The exercise of eminent domain is a process whereby POWERS are given, and property is taken, for “a” public use, as long as done with “just compensation“. Continue reading →
Like so many in this great country of ours, I’ve been asleep at the wheel. Oh, I’ve been cognizant of the trials and tribulations of government at work but have not become as strong a voice and advocate for change as I should have.
Right now I feel like I have been awakened out of a deep slumber. The warning bells have been going off around me as I have witnessed the collapse of governmental sanity and responsibility. I will take the actions of our government in the past few months as the wake-up call I should have heard long ago. Continue reading →
Vote YES on LR-119 on June 5 to get seven Supreme Court Districts
LR-119 is on the primary ballot and is set to be voted on June 5th, 2012. But …
Last November, a group of attorneys and political activists filed a lawsuit to remove LR-119 (a.k.a. “The Fair Court Referendum”) from the ballot to keep you from voting on it. Their goal was to keep the decision about separate Supreme Court Districts in the hands of, well, the Supreme Court judges.
In rebuttal to this lawsuit that attacks every Montanan’s right to vote, seven citizen-legislators filed to join the State of Montana in keeping LR-119 on this year’s primary ballot. They believe this issue, about judges, should be decided voters, not the judges.
Former Graham County Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack (http://www.SheriffMack.com) closes out the January 31st public event in Las Vegas, Nevada. He explains how a county commissioner and a county sheriff are nullifying the NDAA and indefinite detention through resolution and action. Continue reading →
For anyone paying attention, there is no shortage of issues that fundamentally challenge the underpinning moral infrastructure of American society and the values it claims to uphold. Under the conceptual illusion of liberty, few things are more sobering than the amount of Americans who will spend the rest of their lives in an isolated correctional facility – ostensibly, being corrected. The United States of America has long held the highest incarceration rate in the world, far surpassing any other nation. For every 100,000 Americans, 743 citizens sit behind bars. Presently, the prison population in America consists of more than six million people, a number exceeding the amount of prisoners held in the gulags of the former Soviet Union at any point in its history. Continue reading →
Writing for World Net Daily, Bob Unruh reports a refreshing story of how individual sovereign states are beginning to push back against federal overreach. Unruh writes,
“State and local officials in surging numbers are telling Washington they simply won’t cooperate with any plans to detain Americans the federal government may choose to describe as ‘belligerents.’
“The issue centers on provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, signed by President Obama, for the indefinite and rights-free detention of those Washington cites as belligerents, whether American citizens or not. Continue reading →
On the heels of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), otherwise known as the “Indefinite Detention Act,” comes another draconian bill designed to give the federal government the power to turn American citizens into enemies of the state for virtually any reason it deems necessary. Stephen D. Foster, Jr. has the story. Continue reading →
President Obama found a moment of reduced visibility, in an unwatched hour on New Year’s Eve, to sign the latest assault on the Fifth Amendment. In signing the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 on New Year’s Eve, Obama knew the nation’s attention would be elsewhere, diverted by revelry, football, New Year’s Day, and a Monday national holiday. Continue reading →
How the New Indefinite Detention Provisions can be used on Americans
Congress just passed, and the President just signed, a bill that gives legal authority to the President to kidnap and perpetually imprison persons, including American citizens, without the benefit of due process.
Members of Congress, in the days leading up to the vote, tried to assure their constituents that they have nothing to fear — that the bill doesn’t apply to Americans. Continue reading →
While most Americans were celebrating the holidays, President Barack Obama quietly signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), otherwise known as the “Indefinite Detention Act,” into law. Obama had initially said he would veto the bill which contains the draconian language authorizing the US military to seize and incarcerate US citizens without warrant, due process, trial, etc. Of course, Obama quickly changed his mind after the bill passed both houses of Congress. Continue reading →
With minimal media debate, at a time when Americans were celebrating the New Year with their loved ones, the “National Defense Authorization Act ” H.R. 1540 was signed into law by President Barack Obama. The actual signing took place in Hawaii on the 31st of December.
According to Obama’s “signing statement”, the threat of Al Qaeda to the Security of the Homeland constitutes a justification for repealing fundamental rights and freedoms, with a stroke of the pen. Continue reading →
The recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the reaction–or better, lack of reaction–by the GOP’s Presidential candidates is a perfect example of how it will not matter to a Tinker’s Dam which Republican candidate wins the nomination, unless that candidate is Congressman Ron Paul.
This is what so many people within the so-called Religious Right and establishment GOP just do not understand: they do not understand the fact that America is in the throes of a burgeoning police state. They have buried their heads in the sand for so long that they wouldn’t know what tyranny looked like if it came up and bit them on their blessed assurance! Continue reading →
Candidate for Montana Attorney General, Jim Shockley, stated while sitting in his official capacity as Montana Senator that original and true meaning of state sovereignty, as expressed in the tenth amendment of the United States Constitution, was changed and ridded by the Civil War. Shockley’s position is completely incorrect constitutionally and historically. Moreover, it is dangerous to Montana’s rights and to the liberties of Montanans. Any attorney holding this view of the constitution does not qualify to serve as Montana’s next Attorney General. Continue reading →
It is well documented that many of America’s Founding Fathers had a very real and deep-seated distrust of standing armies–and for good reason. They had just fought a costly and bloody war for independence, which had been largely predicated upon the propensities for the abuse and misuse of individual liberties by a pervasive and powerful standing army (belonging to Great Britain) amongst them. Listen to Thomas Jefferson:
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” Continue reading →
The BATFEEE gunrunning fiasco that delivered thousands of U.S. firearms to Mexican drug cartels, operation Fast and Furious, is commonly referred to in the media as a “botched” federal operation.
Let’s be clear about this. Fast and Furious was NOT “botched.” It did exactly what it was intended to do. It delivered thousands of untraced U.S. guns to criminals at the behest of the BATFEEE and with the knowledge and assumed approval of top Justice Department and other administration officials. Continue reading →
HR-1505 is a mere three paragraphs long. Note that the law sunsets after five years and it only exempts Customs and Border Protection from the environmental laws enumerated in HR-1505, none of which existed when The Immigration and Nationality Act was passed. Continue reading →
Montana Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg lent his support for ceding more power and authority to the federal government’s emerging police state by supporting HR 1505, the “National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act.” This monstrous bill empowers the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to confiscate to itself tens of thousands of acres of land across the US northern border. This is for “national security” reasons, of course. Gag! Continue reading →
America is defined by its Declaration of Independence and its Constitution. America is further defined by its English language, its Christian heritage, and its culture of achievement.
Politics is a triangle.
Many people think politics can be described by a horizontal line between left and right. In fact, this horizontal line is but the base of the political triangle. At the top of the political triangle is our Constitution. Those who support our Constitution, left or right, rise above the horizontal line in the direction of supporting true America. As they reach the peak, they converge. Continue reading →