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The End of the Republic?
FrontPageMag.com ^ | March 18, 2013 | David Solway

Posted on 03/18/2013 9:33:14 PM PDT by Perseverando

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It doesn’t stop there. The Democratic Party’s concerted attacks on the Second Amendment are surely disquieting. Moreover, new reports circulating about some of the Obama administration’s latest maneuvers, must, if they are true, be squarely confronted and made sense of. At the same time that ordinary Americans may be deprived of their guns, or forced to scale back on legitimate ownership of certain models and magazine capacities, the Department of Homeland Security has ordered millions of weapons and over a billion rounds of hollow-point bullets (banned internationally), as well as riot gear and other military equipment. The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has followed suit, putting in an order for 46,000 rounds of .40-caliber hollow-point bullets. Why, we may wonder, is a weather service being armed to the teeth? Are U.S. citizens now at risk from their own government? After all, the National Defense Authorization Act provides for indefinite detention without warrant or probable cause. The bill does not apply exclusively to terrorists or terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay; even after a change of wording to allay fears of extra-judicial proceedings, the military may still retain the power to arrest and hold Americans without the writ of habeas corpus or, at any rate, without the obligation to take the judicial process further. As Senator Rand Paul objected, “Saying that new language somehow ensures the right to habeas corpus—the right to be presented before a judge—is both questionable and not enough. Citizens must not only be formally charged but also receive jury trials and the other protections our Constitution guarantees. Habeas corpus is simply the beginning of due process. It is by no means the whole.”

Some patriots are profoundly apprehensive over these developments, fearing something like a “hostile takeover” of civil society by a growing state apparatus.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; billayers; cscope; guncontrol; ndaa; secondamendment; styg

1 posted on 03/18/2013 9:33:14 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

They are attacking the first amendment and the fourth amendment... actually I don’t think they believe in individual rights at all


2 posted on 03/18/2013 9:36:41 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Perseverando

Well, NOAA obviously needs to be well armed to enforce the coming Climate Change Law violations, i.e. people who use incandescent bulbs, run their thermostats too high, or fart excessively.

Or, it could just be the normal annual purchase of ammo for the NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement that enforces laws that “conserve and protect our nation’s living marine resources and their natural habitat.”


3 posted on 03/18/2013 9:38:48 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Perseverando
Nov. 6, 2012.

...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, ...

When elected officials and bureaucracies act outside the law they are simply lawbreakers. When the majority of the people vote in favor of total lawlessness they are withdrawing their consent to be governed by the rule of law. By what legitimate basis does the United States of America, as a Constitutional republic, still exist?

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

'The People' no longer support that. They voted in support of lawlessness from the highest office on down. They voted against the rule of law. By referendum we now have a banana republic. The USAINO.

4 posted on 03/18/2013 9:38:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: GeronL

... actually I don’t think they believe in individual rights at all


They do not believe in individual rights. They are, among other things, Statists.


5 posted on 03/18/2013 9:39:22 PM PDT by laplata
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To: Perseverando

No one is taking my guns. They can make me a criminal but not a slave.


6 posted on 03/18/2013 9:43:06 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: laplata

The author is Canadian. He closes his article with:

” I say this to my American readers: One way or another, your trophy president is going to bring down your country. All the evidence points to the likelihood that he is not only an enemy of the United States of America, but its most formidable enemy in the world today. As I wrote in 2009, “I do not fear Abbas, Zelaya, Putin, Chavez or the rest of that disreputable bunch. I am alarmed when I consider Ahmadinejad and Khamenei. But I am scared to death of Obama.” You should be too.”


7 posted on 03/18/2013 9:43:50 PM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Perseverando

We are definately in the final stages. My brother thought it amusing (in an end of the country kind of way) when one of the libtards in the office started whining about his Subway footlongs going up to $6. The other nearby libtard tried to blame it on the lawsuits about them not being a full 12”, but he politely pointed out it was Zer0care. They didn’t answer.....


8 posted on 03/18/2013 9:52:42 PM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: Perseverando

“...the Department of Homeland Security has ordered millions of weapons and over a billion rounds of hollow-point bullets...”

Hey, come on - they’re planning on LOTS of target practice.

Like, maybe, a thousand rounds per day per agent, for ten years.


9 posted on 03/18/2013 9:54:58 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Perseverando

” your trophy president is going to bring down your country. “
_________________________________________________________

I agree, but it is a close call. The stupid/ignorant/moronic
public that elected him have launched the downfall of America.
Considering that he has just been reelected to continue the carnage, I have to conclude that there is little hope.


10 posted on 03/18/2013 9:56:51 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Perseverando

The author is Canadian. He closes his article with:

” I say this to my American readers: One way or another, your trophy president is going to bring down your country. All the evidence points to the likelihood that he is not only an enemy of the United States of America, but its most formidable enemy in the world today. As I wrote in 2009, “I do not fear Abbas, Zelaya, Putin, Chavez or the rest of that disreputable bunch. I am alarmed when I consider Ahmadinejad and Khamenei. But I am scared to death of Obama.” You should be too.”


Thanks for the info. Yes, this man is as evil as humanly possible. We’ve seen nothing yet and I see no one who will stop him.


11 posted on 03/18/2013 10:05:54 PM PDT by laplata
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To: Perseverando

It’s all crashing down: Amnesty for Illegals; Gay Marriage; Government Sponsored Drug Running; Open/Corrupt Elections; Drones; 1.6 Billion Hollow Points; Rationed Healthcare; Thuggery and Intimidation from the Top; Endless Spending and Taxes and Printing of Fiat Currency; Restrictions on Religious Freedom; Majority Welfare State, Perpetual Undeclared Wars; Federal Infiltration by Foreign Enemies; Loss of Good Jobs; Loss of Affordable Energy; Loss of Sovereignty; The Marginalization of the Constitution and the Entire Bill of Rights; Racial Divisiveness; Class Warfare.

Daily there are new assaults on the fabric of our nation, and the assaults come as frequently from supposed Conservatives as from the Marxists. Almost none in power are on our side. The “Long March Through the Institutions” has come to the fruition the Communists have planned for over a hundred years. Here it is, folks.


12 posted on 03/18/2013 10:10:38 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux

Well said. You are right on.


13 posted on 03/18/2013 10:26:28 PM PDT by laplata
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To: Perseverando

We are in the middle of an incrimental Marxist coup.


14 posted on 03/18/2013 10:30:43 PM PDT by laplata
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To: Perseverando

The government will do an end run on the second amendment by declaring guns a health hazard and, under Obamacare, claiming they have the power to restrict them in any way that endangers health as if guns were the same as a flu virus.


15 posted on 03/18/2013 10:50:45 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

I agree. We can put nothing past these evil ones.


16 posted on 03/18/2013 10:57:43 PM PDT by laplata
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To: muir_redwoods

Ditto that .... Well said !

Stay Safe !


17 posted on 03/18/2013 11:34:30 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Perseverando
This would not be happening if we have a truthful media.

The public needs to turn on the media and blame them too.

18 posted on 03/19/2013 12:25:31 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Perseverando

Please read the entire article. It’s well worth the time to read, even though it will make your blood boil!


19 posted on 03/19/2013 2:01:00 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Perseverando

Save


20 posted on 03/19/2013 2:21:41 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Perseverando
I am not suggesting that anything so cataclysmic as a state-sponsored putsch is about to take place. I am only remarking on a series of curious and provocative news items and speculating on their concatenation. But if we were inclined to conduct a thought experiment assuming the possibility of such an event, the main obstacle to its success would seem to be the state of Texas, with its long, unlocked coastline, its oil industry, its early history of “lone star” sovereignty, and the (presumably) fiercely independent nature of its people.

Could this be the reason that the Democrats are launching what has been called “a full-scale offensive…with the aim of turning a GOP stronghold into a battleground state,” targeting the growing Hispanic community—a demographic shift favorable to the Democrats, investing in grassroots organizations, and infiltrating the school system via a progressivist indoctrination scheme known as CSCOPE and the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), supported by Bill Ayers and President Obama? (CSCOPE describes the Boston Tea Party as a “terrorist attack,” praises the morally compromised UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon as an eco-warrior, extols Islam while denigrating Christianity, exonerates the Black Panthers’ strategy of violence to achieve “equal rights,” and so on.) Take Texas and you’ve got America. In this hypothetical scenario, the whole of Texas is the contemporary Alamo and the president of the United States is the incarnation of General Santa Anna.

It's a brilliant strategy, if you stop & think about it. In terms of electoral votes, take Texas and you've got America. To the author... great use of metaphors.

21 posted on 03/19/2013 3:01:09 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: laplata

If it’s worth repeating, it’s worth spelling correctly: incremental.


22 posted on 03/19/2013 3:45:49 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Christie at the beach
This would not be happening if we have a truthful media. The public needs to turn on the media and blame them too.

Needs repeating from the rooftops. The lying media are the enablers of our downfall, they must be held accountable.

23 posted on 03/19/2013 4:39:11 AM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: Perseverando

Bump


24 posted on 03/19/2013 4:59:35 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Perseverando

It’s an alarming thought, but there’s probably a good number of us FReepers who will die defending our homes and families within the next few years.

The upside is, taking rounds to the head beats a long, agonizing death by otherwise curable cancer under the thumb of Obamacare.


25 posted on 03/19/2013 5:11:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: bigbob
Well, NOAA obviously needs to be well armed to enforce the coming Climate Change Law violations...

The Green Police are coming!

26 posted on 03/19/2013 5:17:11 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Perseverando

Americans have enough ammo to shoot every homeland security employee 45,732 times.


27 posted on 03/19/2013 5:50:01 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: TigersEye

I found this comment yesterday in my local paper:

“The United States is a banana republic thanks to the Democrats who think they are entitled to rule the rest of us since FDR captured the government in 1932. Eisenhower was accepted because both the Democrats and Republicans wanted him to run on their ticket. Joe Kennedy stole the 1960 election for JFK via the Chicago machine’s voting fraud. Nixon was taken out by a Democratic coupe. He didn’t do nearly as much mischief as LBJ, Clinton and now Obama, all of which has been ignored by the media and public. LBJ’s power was gained by blackmailing the opposition with tapes made at a mafia owned hotel in Atlantic City where two way mirrors and peep holes entrapped gullible VIPS with free rooms, booze and women. Clinton’s coercion, misdeeds and perjury was notorious yet the Dem. Senate refused to uphold the impeachment and refused to even examine the proof of rape. Our country is in debt beyond its means to repay and the big fools just keep on keeping on. Our education system is deliberately dumbed down so that those who can and are willing to learn are not taught any more than the bottom feeders are able to learn, Clinton gave his beloved Chairman Mao’s Communist China our industrial base by allowing China to dump its cheap slave labor made goods here duty free and saddling our industries with so many regs that they couldn’t compete. . The name of the game was to save China so its communist govt. wouldn’t collapse like the USSR’s. Those in power are determined to make Communism work, one way or the other. We are a third world banana republic already and along with all the third world, uneducated, low mentality immigrants that are being brought in by the hundreds of thousands it can only get worse.”


28 posted on 03/19/2013 5:57:31 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: GeronL

Revolt could very well end up coming.


29 posted on 03/19/2013 6:43:53 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

I dunno. I look around and I doubt the sheeple really give a crap


30 posted on 03/19/2013 6:45:15 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

We are divided as a country, sadly.


31 posted on 03/19/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: dagogo redux
It’s all crashing down: Amnesty for Illegals; Gay Marriage; Government Sponsored Drug Running; Open/Corrupt Elections; Drones; 1.6 Billion Hollow Points; Rationed Healthcare; Thuggery and Intimidation from the Top; Endless Spending and Taxes and Printing of Fiat Currency; Restrictions on Religious Freedom; Majority Welfare State, Perpetual Undeclared Wars; Federal Infiltration by Foreign Enemies; Loss of Good Jobs; Loss of Affordable Energy; Loss of Sovereignty; The Marginalization of the Constitution and the Entire Bill of Rights; Racial Divisiveness; Class Warfare.

Daily there are new assaults on the fabric of our nation, and the assaults come as frequently from supposed Conservatives as from the Marxists...Here it is, folks.

It's the folks who are supporting it all.

I keep posting the message, not that anyone is inspired to do anything differently, but all of the above is supported by "your tax dollars," i.e., by YOU THE TAXPAYER.

The assaults on the fabric of our nation are committed by the public servants, but they are sponsored by the taxpayers. None of it would be possible without that revenue. So we can all rail against the atrocities all day long, and keep financing them, or take measures to remedy the situation.

It can be done without breaking any laws, which is important because we all seem to love "law abiding" above liberty.

But apparently we also love our lifestyles above liberty; for the remedy would entail some inconvenience in our personal lives; some sacrifice; some hardship. It does NOT entail shooting or bloody feet in the snow. God forbid we engage in drama.

Or we can just keep up the bipolar blustering/whining as America slips from our grasp.

32 posted on 03/19/2013 7:40:36 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: Christie at the beach
This would not be happening if we have a truthful media.

The media doesn't support the government like the taxpayer does.

Plus a good percentage of taxpayers support the media too.

This is a nation of fat, lazy, greedy, shiftless and irresponsible shirkers, and I don't mean the welfare moochers.

33 posted on 03/19/2013 7:50:22 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: bigbob

Don’t forget the FDA which needs a few full autos to enforce the raw milk laws on the Amish.


34 posted on 03/19/2013 7:55:04 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: AlexW

I can’t help but think that Obama is exactly what this country deserves; a country that promotes abortion on demand and a whole host of other evils, cannot and will not survive, and Obama is just a logical continuation of this principle.


35 posted on 03/19/2013 12:02:55 PM PDT by Free and Armed (Playing leap frog with a unicorn and compromising with liberals--both have a similar end result)
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To: New Jersey Realist

I am surprised that was published but it’s all true. There are more of us out there that know what’s going on than it seems. It’s one of the main jobs of the MSM to make it seem like there are more Progressive commies than there are American patriots.


36 posted on 03/19/2013 12:18:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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