America the Uniquely Free

Just at the moment we don’t, perhaps, feel as patriotic as we might like. We probably feel that things have gone very wrong and we wonder about the long term survival of our Republic.

It is, after all, simply true that many Americans – and probably most of our current Ruling Class – despise the men in this picture. They also despise what they accomplished – in both making a nation and then, to the everlasting fury of our Ruling Class, setting up a system where the law restrains the government, not the people. And that is why as down as we might feel at the moment, we can’t give in to such feelings.

Never in human history has a government been established which held that the government can only do certain, enumerated things. This past couple weeks, for the first time in nearly a century, the Supreme Court of our land made rulings in accordance with this American dogma – that which isn’t granted to the government, is reserved to the people. The nutshell of the four main rulings is that the nobody stuttered 1775 to 1787. The Founders were men of many backgrounds and divergent – in some cases, hostile – interests. What bound them all together, what made success in War and Peace possible, was their unified conviction that the individual is the measure of things. It was, in a very real sense, a secular version of Our Lord’s command that the Sabbath was made for Man, not the other way around. And, so, the Government is made for Man.

Everywhere around the world today, you find that even is allegedly free nations, everyone still waits for permission. When they vote, all they’re doing is decide who will decide for them – and not just on major issues: the mania for regulation in America is very bad these days, but even our bloated bureaucracy hasn’t reached the suffocating levels of bureaucracy seen in all advanced societies in the world. And there is also this difference, in foreign lands the people grumble but they submit. In America, the Spirit of ’76 still exists. Perhaps a bit attenuated, but it is still there – there still remains the concept, and the desire, that government will do as the people command, not the other way around.

The overturn of Roe is the strongest symbol of this continuing spirit. It took 49 years. it took the electing of four different GOP Presidents. The appointment of 10 Supreme Court Justices. Innumerable legal and legislative battles at the local, State and federal levels before it was achieved. And while the primary motivator was life, itself, we must not discount that the reason the movement started and maintained itself in growing confidence and strength was because in Roe the violation was not just of the laws of God, but of the reason for the United States’ existence. And this was crucial, because while religious believers were the mainstay of the movement, it could not have succeeded absent the crucial leavening of non-religious people who yet saw that Roe was an outrage. And the outrage was some judges telling us what to do. They had no warrant for such action! That was the key: whether or not abortion should be legal is a matter for a free people to debate and decide…not to have it handed down from on high, with only a few lawyers getting a say.

The spirit is also vibrant in the 2A movement which scored a signal victory, as well as the anti-regulation people and, of course, those who care most about free exercise of religion. All did very well, though in these last three, the victory is not yet complete (Roe’s overturn ends the abortion matter, by and large, at the federal level – the Pro-Life movement will now have to work State by State to continue to advance their cause). The main thing here is that people are still pressing the issue – demanding that even now, in 2022 when the State has become a monster out of control that it obey the rules. That the laws mean what they say and even the government must obey. And they’ll keep pressing – in 2A, the forces of reaction in New York went to work immediately, essentially making almost all of New York a gun-free zone. This will be challenged, and the tyrants will be defeated – and just like the Left screwing up by taking Alabama to court, so the Left may have really screwed up in New York…because you can almost see the Justices ruling that “shall not be infringed” really means what it says. We’ll see how that goes, but I feel confident in the long term.

And this kind of freedom – the freedom which demands not just a vote on who is in charge, but control over what is done – is a very American freedom. It, in fact, only exists in the United States. I’ve seen plenty of foreign comments where they seem to sincerely not understand why we even fight over things like abortion and guns. To them, their government decided that guns don’t belong in civil hands and that abortion is a good thing…and that’s the end of it. They can’t conceptualize telling their government “no, you can’t do that”. At most they can only see their way to voting for someone who will tell them what to do more efficiently than the other guys.

We must keep this – we must win the battle with our own who hate our country. And as we do this, we must also expand it around the world. I’m not talking about nation-building…I’m talking about disabling access to America for nations which don’t have a Bill of Rights like we do…and a real Bill of Rights; some definite “Congress shall make no law” and “shall not be infringed” stuff in there. We are, as Reagan said, a shining city on a hill. Even in our current, pathetic state, people still flood in. Sure, some for base motives, but most because the story has spread around the world…in the USA is real freedom and you can make it. It has been, perhaps, the true impulse for humanity all along: a desire to live without permission. To simply do what we want when we want to do it. To make our own way, to pay our own price.

And we must keep it because if we lose, it will never come back. Never again will any government set up a system which limits government. This is a once-in-history experiment. Our unique concept of liberty is the best – in fact, it is the only liberty to be found in the world. Fight for it. Keep it. Pass it on. The people of 1776 look down upon us, right now, and wonder if we have the heart and stomach for it?

66 thoughts on “America the Uniquely Free

  1. Cluster July 3, 2022 / 8:23 am

    Anyone who doesn’t know this by now, is a complete f**ing moron

    Trump supporters were framed by FBI and government operatives and BLM and Antifa terrorists.

    We can never let up on shoving their dishonesty down their throats. They are the insurrectionists, the election cheaters, the war mongers, the racists, and the baby killers, all rolled into one. Treat them accordingly.

    • Mark Noonan July 3, 2022 / 12:37 pm

      Yesterday, a blue check representative of Chinese State media praised Biden’s condemnation of gas station owners.

      Joe McCarthy was right. Pinochet was righter.

  2. Retired Spook July 3, 2022 / 2:26 pm

    Great post, Mark. Happy Independence Day to everyone.

  3. Cluster July 5, 2022 / 9:20 am

    Another day, another barrage of Democrat Media hysteria and insanity. This country can’t move forward in any positive way with this current dishonest Complicit Media. They really need to be eliminated, vanquished, or silenced, whichever verb you prefer.

  4. fieldingclaymore July 5, 2022 / 9:42 am

    Shooting up a couple of July 4th celebrations. MERICA!!!!!!

    • Retired Spook July 5, 2022 / 10:37 am

      Is this a great country or what?

      • fieldingclaymore July 5, 2022 / 12:09 pm

        It is a great country no doubt about it. And we are exceptional in many cases but the one with constant mass shooting shows our exceptionalism in a bad light no?

      • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 2:59 pm

        No. What it shows is the squeamishness of the Left in dealing with mental illness–no surprise as mental illness forms the foundation for most of its base. As I have noted before, the Left recruits the mentally ill, validates their personality disorders such as uncontrolled rage and paranoia and irrational hatred, and focuses these mental aberrations onto the Invented Other of people who want the country to be governed by its Constitution—that is, the Right.

        It howls and yowls when mental illness is identified, calling it “shaming” and “intolerance” and fighting the very idea of confining the seriously mentally ill in institutions where they are sheltered, safe, fed and medicated. Because they NEED these people, out on the streets living in cardboard boxes, out on the streets throwing rocks and burning buildings, out on the street ambushing police officers. Just as they need them online, posting screed after screed on whatever script is current, spraying their hate and scorn and misery in every post.

        The mentally disturbed even have their own tutors and cheering section, telling them what to think and shoring up their insanity. Forget “Son of Sam” getting his messages of hate and violence from a dog—these days those messages come though TV sets, from Joey and the Bimbo, from Joy Ried and the rest of the mangy crew at MSNDC and CNN. There’s a whole Hate and Crazy industry out there, and they have their audience and they have their desired and inevitable results.

        And then. after enlisting literally every method to divide the nation, to destabilize its culture, to generate conflict in every way about every thing, to make everything so PERSONAL that irrational rage is easily focused on people, when one of their experimental subjects blows a fuse and does wholly predictable lashing out in violence they make the Big Eyes and downturned mouths and pontificate about the method used by the people they have worked so hard to create and nurture, and murmur their oily pronouncements about how this is all such a bad, so sad, “reflection” on—-on the nation, on the Right, on everything but the real problem.

      • Retired Spook July 5, 2022 / 12:51 pm

        but the one with constant mass shooting shows our exceptionalism in a bad light no?

        NO! mass shootings have nothing to do with exceptionalism or lack thereof. They reflect a lack of will on the part of those tasked with enforcing our laws to do so. Lots of other societal variables as well, but that’s another discussion.

      • fieldingclaymore July 5, 2022 / 12:55 pm

        We are exceptional at having almost weekly mass shootings. You cannot deny that. Ease of access to guns is part of the reason and that is why we are just going to have to live with this exceptional aspect of our society, no?

      • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 3:12 pm

        Well, why don’t we make more laws making it illegal to kill people?

        Or—and here’s an idea—why don’t we try to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill?

        WHAT, you say? We already do that? Well, how’s that working, Sparky?

        Here’s an idea. How about getting over the fretfulness about identifying the mentally ill and confining them so they can’t hurt people? We used to do that, until the Left started its bleating and hand-wringing and sniveling about how awful it was to lock people up for something they couldn’t control and how evil institutionalizing is and how bad, so bad, it is to “shame’ people just because they do shameful things.

        When I was young I, and many hundreds of other young people just starting out in life after school, lived in a part of central Denver called Capitol Hill. It was an area of once-grand homes divided into apartments, and it was a vibrant area of mixed ages, occupations, ethnicities and cultures. And I clearly remember what happened when Lefties pressured spineless legislatures to stop institutionalizing the mentally ill, because people who knew nothing about anything but who FELT things very strongly, declared that they should have the same “freedoms” everyone has, and the institutions were shut down and the mentally ill were dumped out on the street.

        Most of them were relocated to Capitol Hill, because the rents were cheap. They were dumped into apartments and cheap hotel rooms and then left to fend for themselves. Within weeks the predators hit, knowing when checks would be received, and it was common to see bewildered mentally ill people robbed by the first week of the month, hungry and helpless. I am convinced this was the beginning, and is the heart of, the “homeless” problem.

        And it is closely related to the growing problem of mentally ill young men allowed to roam free, getting crazier and crazier as they are fed the nonstop menu of hatred and violence propagated by the Left and the rotting culture the Left has been nurturing for decades. Factor in spineless “leaders” like the law enforcement people who knew about this latest shooter (and all the others as well) who looked the other way, factor in the people who knew he was nuts and still approved his gun purchase application, and you start to get a clearer picture of the death spiral of our nation which the Left, in its desperation to disarm us, is accelerating as much as it can.

      • Retired Spook July 5, 2022 / 1:05 pm

        Sorry, Fielding, trying to have a dialogue with someone as dense as you is an exercise in futility. Life’s too short.

      • fieldingclaymore July 5, 2022 / 1:16 pm

        Life is the longest thing you will ever experience. But, good day sir.

      • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 3:15 pm

        “Good day, sir”. The oleaginous smirk of the retreating Lefty

      • Tim July 5, 2022 / 8:33 pm

        Hey fielding,

        take a gander at this site.

        Then times that by every large blue controlled city in this nation.

        Start teaching respect for life again and I suspect that these shootings will slow down.

    • Cluster July 5, 2022 / 10:55 am

      Please tell Biden voters to stop killing people.

    • Cluster July 5, 2022 / 10:56 am

      And fielding, shit like this happens every weekend in the Democrat paradise of Chicago so maybe start paying attention to that too

      • Retired Spook July 5, 2022 / 11:35 am

        And in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and even New York City. Gee, I wonder what the common thread is.

      • fieldingclaymore July 5, 2022 / 12:11 pm

        I’m well aware of the problem of gun deaths DEMOCRAT controlled cities. Thoughts and prayers.

    • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 2:32 pm

      Does fielding really hate this country or is he one of those people who loves to try to get attention by saying utterly stupid and outrageous things?

      Not that it matters—either way points to damaged person

  5. jdge1 July 5, 2022 / 11:16 am

    Funny response to an article relating to the SC removing powers from the EPA that were never granted by congress. It states quite well the insanity of the left.

    Supreme Court: Congress must act to set new major environmental policies, not unelected bureaucrats.

    Libs: Congress must act.. to take away the Court’s ability to give Congress their authority back.

    How do they have the energy for this?

    • Retired Spook July 5, 2022 / 11:34 am

      The funny thing is that Congress abdicated its authority to the EPA (and a lot of other unelected bureaucrats) to avoid having to take responsibility for unintended consequences. Now the chickens are finally coming home to roost.

      • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 2:47 pm

        I’m not even sure that most of the people in Congress even understand what their true role is or that it had been usurped by bureaucrats. At least half of Congress seems to think its role, in both houses, is to act as the enforcement arm of the Democrat Party. At least that’s almost all they seem to do.

    • Cluster July 5, 2022 / 11:53 am

      Libs: Congress must act.. to take away the Court’s ability to give Congress their authority back.


      • Retired Spook July 5, 2022 / 12:01 pm

        A little insight into how a politician’s mind works.

    • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 2:45 pm

      See what happens when you cut Civics classes from schools?

      You get people, including the president and members of Congress, bleating that now we need Congress to “codify” a “right” to killing babies.. AS IF Congress has the authority to create federal control over something the Court has just ruled must be adjudicated in individual states. The entire Dobbs decision was that the federal government does not have authority over abortion, so the mouthbreathing Left is having a hissy fit trying to get Congress to say the federal government does SO have authority over abortion, the Constitution and the Supreme Court be damned! (THIS Congress—a Republican Congress wouldn’t have any authority at all to repeal what this Congress does.)

      And now the same screechers and pants-wetters want Congress to step in and undo what the Court did in its ruling on returning to Constitutional powers. and give power back to the unelected lifetime (and usually Leftist) bureaucrats who have been screwing up this country with their regulations and pronouncements.

      Obama legislated from the Oval Office with his edicts and Executive Orders, but when Trump rightfully cancelled them with his own Orders he was denounced as a “tyrant” and a “dictator”.

      They remind me of the observation that the movie “Idiocracy” was not intended to be a documentary

      • Cluster July 6, 2022 / 3:11 pm

        It’s very obvious that not only do elected Democrats have no clue what the role of the SC is, their mouth breathing base is just as guilty, thanks to teacher unions. It is also obvious that Democrats are afraid to subject their agenda to actual democracy and the voters, hence the cries that unelected officials won’t uphold their decrees.

  6. Retired Spook July 5, 2022 / 11:44 am

    A little bit of good news this morning: crude oil is back under $100 for the first time in a couple of months.

    • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 2:48 pm

      Good news for the industry?

  7. Cluster July 6, 2022 / 7:48 am

    I’m guessing Fielding is like all the other 20 year old MSNBC experts and blames the guns for Americas violence. Despite the fact that his preferred political party doesn’t respect life, doesn’t respect law and order, let’s criminals back on the streets, tells women they can be men and men can be women, sexualizes children, encourages single parent families, sold out all of our good employment, and considers immigrants to be more desirable than people already living here.

    That’s you party fielding. That’s what you support. So can you see where there might be some other problems to look into?? Or is it still the guns?

    • fieldingclaymore July 6, 2022 / 10:00 am

      You got a Tucker Carlson / Chris Rufo schtick going here don’t you.

      • Cluster July 6, 2022 / 10:25 am

        Yup. It’s called the Truth, son. Sorry. but your allegiance to the bureaucratic Big Pharma Ruling Class has you blinded. Are you up to date on your shots??

      • fieldingclaymore July 6, 2022 / 11:36 am

        More truthiness than truth, but go ahead with your line of propaganda.

  8. Cluster July 6, 2022 / 8:02 am

    Not sure if you watched Tucker last night, but he opened my eyes to the abuse of psychotropic drugs amongst our youth. Triple digit increases in the amount prescribed drugs to children. Triple digit increases, all thanks to Pfizer. Think that might have something to do with everything fielding??

    • fieldingclaymore July 6, 2022 / 9:57 am

      The entire western world has all of those things as well. Do they have weekly mass shootings? No, they do not. It is easy access to guns is the main reason for these incidents. There other factors as well. But that is the price we have to pay for freedom , no?

      • Cluster July 6, 2022 / 10:26 am

        LMAO, I love it how every fucking weekend innocent people are shot and killed in Democrat urban hell holes, BUT this incident has you concerned ONLY because the corporate media is telling you to be concerned.

        You are programmed Fielding

      • fieldingclaymore July 6, 2022 / 11:40 am

        Objection, facts not in evidence counselor. I am very concerned about high crime and people getting shot everyday in this country. Guns are a major reason for these senseless deaths. But we are a gun culture and like I said it the price of freedom. Look in the mirror on the programming front. Tucker/Hannity/ Gateway Pundit for fucks sake.

      • Cluster July 6, 2022 / 12:54 pm

        Funny thing is I watch MSNBC a hell of a lot more than I watch Fox or Tucker so I know exactly what you’re being programmed with. You should read some independent reporting. Glenn Greenwald would be a good start for you in your pursuit of truth.

      • fieldingclaymore July 6, 2022 / 12:58 pm

        I used to like Glenn but he is now become just a professional contrarian. Also, now he is a Tucker suck up.

      • Retired Spook July 6, 2022 / 1:05 pm

        The radical Leftists who control the Democrat Party don’t like Greenwald because, as a Classical Liberal, he’s decidedly auti-authoritarian, and the modern Democrat Party is nothing if not authoritarian. Tucker just gives Greenwald a platform.

      • Cluster July 6, 2022 / 3:25 pm

        No worries fielding, I think “you’re in the clear” lol, and I’m guessing you don;t know what I am referencing.

  9. Cluster July 6, 2022 / 8:37 am

    The DOJ is suing the State of AZ of a law requiring voter ID and proof of citizenship at the same time, they are allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants into my State. Why is that fielding? It’s because REAL Americans don’t support Democrats. And you know it, and they know it. You support a completely anti American agenda.

  10. Cluster July 6, 2022 / 1:38 pm

    Anyone who supports the current Democrat party either has shit for brains, or is just too narcissistic to admit they are wrong. Full stop

  11. fortyacresbeyond July 6, 2022 / 5:33 pm

    “You get people, including the president and members of Congress, bleating that now we need Congress to ‘codify’ a ‘right’ to killing babies.. AS IF Congress has the authority to create federal control over something the Court has just ruled must be adjudicated in individual states.”

    Many Republicans are calling for a federal ban on abortions, but I guess you missed that part.

    “The entire Dobbs decision was that the federal government does not have authority over abortion, so the mouthbreathing Left is having a hissy fit trying to get Congress to say the federal government does SO have authority over abortion, the Constitution and the Supreme Court be damned!”

    No. The entire Dobbs decision was that women do not have a Constitutional right to self-autonomy, specifically with respect to their pregnancies. The Dobbs decision actually states, “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”

    Elected representatives includes Congress.

    • Cluster July 6, 2022 / 5:54 pm

      Name the Republicans calling for a ban and provide the quotes please, cause I haven’t seen any remarks just allegations. If true though, they too don’t understand our Republic, much like you, and if you haven’t connected the dots yet – MAGA despises the Republicans and we will clean house there too. You simply have no clue how much the vast majority of America wants to take you and your kind out – and it’s going to happen. Democrats days are numbered.

      • fortyacresbeyond July 6, 2022 / 6:07 pm

        You can start with Rep. Bob Good, who introduced H.R. 1011, which has over 160 sponsors.

      • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 6:54 pm

        HT 1011

        Introduced in House (02/11/2021)
        Life at Conception Act

        This bill declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual comes into being.

        Nothing in this bill shall be construed to authorize the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child.

        Please explain why you do not believe that the right to life is an inherent right of all human beings at all stages of life.

        And BTW, this does not call for ” a federal ban on abortions”—– but I guess you missed that part

    • Cluster July 6, 2022 / 5:55 pm

      And that’s elected “State” representatives. Are you up to date on your boosters??

    • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 6:34 pm

      It’s always fascinating, in a curious way, to see the bizarre way the minds of Libs function, insomuch as they do.

      “The entire Dobbs decision was that women do not have a Constitutional right to self-autonomy, specifically with respect to their pregnancies. ” This is merely a recycled form of “my body my choice”, which of course makes sense only if we pretend that there is only one body involved in an abortion. Obviously, there are two, or maybe even more in the case of conceived multiples. But let’s not complicate things for the simple minded.

      Two living bodies enter the abattoir and only one leaves alive. Two is more than one. Therefore a decision has been made and an action taken that involved a second body. It’s science, it’s math, but it seems way beyond the comprehension of the average advocate of killing unborn children.

      The Court was right, and stated something we have known for fifty years now. The so-called “right” was invented by a few politically motivated old men who took the opportunity to abuse the power of their positions to advance a political agenda. This “right” was, as they admitted, an “emanation” of a “penumbra” allegedly hovering around an unspoken, unwritten, assumed “right to privacy”. You can’t get much more vague than basing a claim of a God-given inherent right on sensing, somehow, an invisible insubstantial “emanation” from a filmy kind of halo surrounding a feeling that privacy is an absolute inherent right.

      The Court went back, and rightfully so, to the Tenth Amendment: 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.

      The right to take an innocent human life is not delegated to the federal government within its Constitution, so it is rightfully left to the states, or to the people, to make that decision.

      The elaborate tap-dancing by the ghoulish Death Cult claiming abortion is about “choice” or “privacy” is not just nonsense. It is far more sinister than that. It is a complete rejection of the right of a human being to live. It is an assertion that the right of a human being to life can be completely dependent on a second person, who asserts ownership and therefore the right to decide if the human being lives or dies.

      We used to call that slavery, and we rightfully banned it. Yet some fight to have it continue, in the forms of pathologically selfish women and the monsters who support them.

      • fortyacresbeyond July 6, 2022 / 6:56 pm

        “The Court went back, and rightfully so, to the Tenth Amendment: 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.”

        The Court did not go back to the Tenth Amendment. The Tenth Amendment does not appear in the decision. Maybe you should actually read the decision. BTW, your fellow travelers acknowledged this by introducing a bill in Congress that would ban abortions via federal law.

        As far as your other hysterical claims, the majority of Americans understand that a women should not be forced to give birth (slavery in your terms), and they support access to an abortion especially in the early part of pregnancy—e.g., roughly the first trimester, as Roe v. Wade defined it.

      • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 7:22 pm

        forced to give birth

        Hint: When you start regurgitating the new script, you just prove you are a poser. The whole "Forced Birther" theme is vile and disgusting, no doubt its primary appeal to people like you.

        No one makes these "women" (as a woman, I hate to call pathologically selfish females "women") indulge in reckless unprotected sex but when they do they enter into an unspoken contract with reality, which is that they agree to the terms of the engagement. Those terms have always been understanding and acceptance that pregnancy is a possible outcome. All the whining and complaining in the world will not cover up the fact that every female who spreads her legs does so knowing that if she didn't take serious and responsible precautions she might get pregnant. So she has voluntarily entered into the first part of the biological contract, and then she wants not only to renege on her part but to sacrifice an innocent human life to do so.

        Your pathetic effort to link childbirth with slavery is not only feeble it is vile. No one is claiming the gestational female is anyone's property. No one is declaring the right or ability to decide if she lives or dies. She retains her freedom—she is just expected to make good on her part of the deal.

        People like you don't understand that your stance demeans women, dismisses the inherent strength and character that have always defined true womanhood, as you do something very ugly—-you reduce womanhood to mindless pursuit of reckless pleasure in which she is assumed to be incapable of mature or responsible action but is presumed to need the intercession of an authority figure to "fix things" because she is just too weak and helpless to deal with it.

        It's not the baby's fault that our culture has been so corrupted that sex has become nothing more than entertainment, nothing more than a fun bump and tickle, and that females are trained to think of it as just a game, just another part of having fun. But they are wrong. Sex is serious. Sure, it is fun, and feels great, and motivates people to pursue it. But it is not the brainless just-for-grins romp the Left has portrayed it, in its relentless effort to undermine every aspect of a stable and moral society. And real women have always, throughout history, found the inner strength and integrity to deal with pregnancy without killing anyone.

      • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 7:33 pm

        The Tenth Amendment does not appear in the decision.

        I love it when you people are so passionate about defending the indefensible you just keep digging yourself in deeper and deeper. Spook’s Rule of Holes is “when you’re in a hole stop digging” but you people are incapable of doing that.

        So are you really, seriously, trying to argue that the decision did not directly refer to the Tenth Amendment by its name it was not influenced by it? You yourself cited some of the language: The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion And now you are actually trying to claim that this does not refer directly back to the words of the Tenth Amendment? 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.

        I suppose it is remotely possible that to a seriously limited intellect the use merely of the meaning of the amendment and not its title means it was not a reference. You seem to be making that argument. The amendment says if the Constitution does not delegate an authority to the feds is just isn’t there, the ruling says the authority just isn’t there because the Constitution didn’t confer it, and you are actually going to argue about—-what? The difference between “delegate” and “confer”?

        You’re pathetic.

    • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 6:39 pm

      “Many Republicans are calling for a federal ban on abortions, but I guess you missed that part.”

      And many Democrats want Congress to create, somehow, a “right”, as if that is within its scope of authority, and in yet another violation of the Constitution. Or maybe they don’t want to call it a “right”, they just want a law guaranteeing that women can kill their babies and the “doctors” who help them are indemnified from prosecution for the murders. Dems don’t have all the stupid people in Congress—it just seems that way.

      See, this is what the Left does—it redefines terms. All the time. So now there are no real definitions for men, or women, and now taking a human life because it is inconvenient isn’t murder, and acting in accordance with the Constitution is treason, and so on. When they get really serious about burning books, no doubt dictionaries will be the first to go.

    • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 6:49 pm

      For only coming here to see how conservatives think you sure are dumping a lot of Leftist rhetoric on the blog.

      Could it be that you were just lying, and always intended to use the blog as a platform to sound off on radical Leftist agendas and poliices and attack conservative thought and principle?

      You see, we no longer pay attention to what you people SAY but just to what you DO, and we know and knew from the get-go that you were here as an evangelical radical Leftist.

      So tell us, please—what about the political system based on the consolidation of power in the hands of a few appeals to you more than the Constitutional model of limited federal powers and government by the people and for the people?

      And don’t be coy and pretend it is otherwise, because every word you have posted is directly from the handbook of defending and enable the party in this country that is the opposition to conservatism. When you said you came here to see how conservatives think you admitted you were not familiar with this concept, which tells us where you usually hang your hat.

      If you can’t describe and defend the SYSTEM and can only spout feelz and emote all over the place while spewing hatred for what we believe in, you can find another litter box.

      • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 7:05 pm

        And what happened to your anti-gun rant? I gave a reasoned and coherent response, which seemed to shut that down in a hurry. Pesky old ideas. Pesky old facts. Always tripping up the feelz.

        But here’s something you can cheer for, if you want to prosecute people for something related somehow to those big scary noisy boomy things that give you people the shivers—-

        New details have been revealed about the 21-year-old man accused of gunning down seven people during a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois. According to TMZ, the alleged shooter’s father sponsored him for a gun permit in 2020.

        In Illinois, residents must obtain a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card to purchase guns. Because he was under 21 at the time, his father had to sponsor him.

        Before he applied for the gun permit, law enforcement visited his home two times in 2019. One time officers were called because he was threatening to commit suicide, while another time, they showed up at his home after he threatened to kill his family.

        Officers confiscated 16 knives, a dagger, and a sword from the home but returned them after his father told police they were his. Following the visit, the Highland Police Department submitted a “Clear and Present Danger” report to the Illinois State Police. His family declined to pursue the matter, and officials said the family agreed to get him help from a mental health professional.

        Officials said that his application was approved because he was never charged with a crime, and there was an “insufficient basis to establish a clear and present danger.”

        Despite two run-ins with law enforcement, the shooter was able to legally purchase five firearms, including the high-powered rifle used to commit the massacre.

        I know, I know, you guys aren’t into actual problem solving, but it looks like there were some problems here that go far beyond whimpering about guns or the true political agenda of disarming the opposition. Let’s see–we have a Daddy knowingly misleading law enforcement in the year after Sonny had the cops called to the family home twice, once after a threat to kill his family. (“Family” presumably including the daddy who then helped him get guns.) And we have law enforcement, which had already acknowledged that the kid was a “Clear and Present Danger” but then decided that if family members hadn’t chosen to file charges on the threat to kill them he wasn’t really all that bad a risk so why not let him get some guns?

        See, rational people look at the real problems and try to figure out how to solve them, and you people just use them as fodder for your s**t machines.

      • fortyacresbeyond July 6, 2022 / 7:12 pm

        I correct your errors and lies, and your response is that I dump a lot of “Leftist rhetoric” on this blog.

        You mis-characterized—i.e., lied about—the Dobbs decision. I corrected you. Sorry if you take that so personally, but it needed correcting.

        As far as a “political system based on the consolidation of power in the hands of a few,” that is silliness. 435 members of the House of Representatives is not “a few.”

        Of course the United States is governed by its constitution. But that constitution is subject to interpretation, as we have recently seen by some justices overturning the decisions of other justices, all of who were interpreting the constitution. You apparently believe that there is only one valid interpretation—yours, how convenient. You are wrong.

      • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 7:50 pm

        I didn’t “mischaracterize” the Dobbs decision, nor did I lie about it, nor did you “correct” me. You tried to base an argument, which was feeble at best anyway, on quibbling over an alleged difference between “delegate” and “confer”. Or at least that’s what it boiled down to.

        And thanks for reinforcing the observations that both Spook and I have made about the refusal of you people to define, describe, acknowledge or even admit to the structure of the political system you enable and support by doing things like trying to sabotage a conservative blog.

        Approximately one half of the House of Representatives is in favor, or appears to be in favor given their votes and comments, of various policies and programs that are inconsistent with Constitutional restrictions on federal power. Their chosen political affiliation is with a party now dedicated to the acceptance and furtherance of a political model that is based on the consolidation of power in the hands of elites and rejection of state sovereignty and restrained federal authority.

        The “interpretation” of the Constitution, when necessary, must be based on careful examination of the contemporaneous writings, explanations and arguments of the men who wrote it, not on current political fads and movements. You lie when you say I believe my “interpretation” is the only valid one, but then that’s what you do to try to gain some traction in a discussion you can’t control. No, I base my perceptions and beliefs on the actual wording of the document, plus my studies of the history of its development, plus my readings of the Federalist Papers, plus the writings, explanations and arguments of the Founders I reference above.

        And NONE of those include the expansion of the size, scope and power of the federal government.

        And by the way the term “fellow traveler” is a historical reference to a term used to describe Leftists, and therefore totally inappropriate to use in context of referring to me.

      • fortyacresbeyond July 6, 2022 / 7:14 pm

        My anti-gun rant? Which rant was that?

      • Amazona July 6, 2022 / 7:52 pm

        Oh, I’m sorry—wasn’t your commentary on the shootings one about the availability of guns?

        If I misunderstood, and you were not criticizing the Second Amendment (not by name, as I now understand that is one of your very very important criteria) but by general reference, as a point made about the availability of guns, then I apologize for reading more into it than your actual use of actual words seemed to imply.

      • fortyacresbeyond July 6, 2022 / 10:01 pm

        “I didn’t ‘mischaracterize’ the Dobbs decision, nor did I lie about it, nor did you ‘correct’ me. You tried to base an argument, which was feeble at best anyway, on quibbling over an alleged difference between ‘delegate’ and ‘confer.’ Or at least that’s what it boiled down to.”

        I quoted from the actual opinion, which used the word “confer.” It wasn’t my word. Just to quote again from the decision, “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”

        You said “The entire Dobbs decision was that the federal government does not have authority over abortion,” which is incorrect, as can be seen from the opinion itself.

        As for the structure of the political system I support, what are you talking about? Representative democracy, monarchy or dictatorship? I support a democratic republic governed by a constitution. Within that framework, My guess is that you also support a representative democracy. If we agree on that, then presumably we would disagree with some of the details. As a few examples: I have no problem with a robust federal government. It would be silly for many reasons to have 50 Social Security administrations. I think the Electoral College is an anachronism that we would be better off without.

        Sorry if “fellow traveler” so offended you.

        Regarding guns, I think you are confusing me with another poster here.

        As for Republicans advocating for a federal abortion ban, former Vice President Pence recently said “we must not rest and must not relent until the sanctity of life is restored to the center of American law in every state in the land.” Maybe he means by enacting laws in all 50 states to that effect, or maybe he means a federal law to that effect.

        Regarding the latter, Senate Republicans have been meeting about the possibility of an abortion ban at six weeks. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, reports that she has spoken to several Republican presidential contenders who assure her they would be supportive of a national ban. Rep. Mike Kelly introduced HR 705. Rep. McCarthy said he would back a 15-week abortion ban. These are some examples.

  12. Cluster July 6, 2022 / 5:58 pm

    I’ll leave this here

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    Now, MAGA Candidates across America are continuing his legacy

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  13. Jeremiah July 6, 2022 / 6:06 pm

    The Highland Park shooter is a member of Antifa.

    Just last month an Antifa member acting alone was throwing Molotov cocktails at a police vehicle and at police.

    Many of the people who did Jan 6 are the same people who destroyed buildings in Minneapolis.

    America has paid an awful price for allowing multiculturalism, liberalism, socialism and communism to take root.

    We used to be a strong nation, now we are weak because so many have had their brains removed by left wing professors.

    The only thing I can say is that I’m thankful for our second amendment to defend ourselves against such people.

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