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  • {vanity} For all the Trumpsters

    04/27/2016 11:12:35 PM PDT · 99 of 565
    Neil E. Wright to All
    Since Cruz is not eligible, IMO, I am not a Cruz supporter.

    I say that for the following reasons:

    This is from a researcher I respect.

    Can just anyone be elected President of the United States? No, of course not. Foreigners for example are not eligible. The Constitution spells out the eligibility standards:

    Article II, Section 1: “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

    As you can see, Article II distinguishes between Citizens and natural born Citizens. Although we know the Founding Fathers used language with extreme care, this is now raising a ruckus. I’m a researcher, I’ve done the legwork, so let me set the record straight. The answers we need are right there in the historical record. This is not a judiciable matter for courts as has been recently suggested, along with other modern-day distractions and red herrings. Here’s the short version.

    At the time of our nation’s founding Benjamin Franklin obtained three copies of Law of Nations by Emer de Vattel. There is a record of the acquisition from Franklin backing this up that still exists today. I’ll quote that in a moment. It was the preeminent guide on the subject. Franklin put one in a library, sent one to the College of Massachusetts, and brought one to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia for the delegates to use, which they did.

    This book they used defines “natural born citizen” clearly as a person born in a country, both of whose parents are citizens of the country at the time of birth. It’s a plain, clear definition of the term they used in the Constitution.

    It’s a three-part requirement. It allows for no foreign birth or parentage in a person who is a natural born citizen. It is distinct from ordinary citizenship. Article II in the Constitution recognizes the distinction.

    John Jay, who became our first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, sent a letter to George Washington, which also still exists, which I’ll also quote in a moment, confirming that the only way to ensure the U.S. presidency remains free of what today we would call “foreign entanglements” was to require that eligibility be limited to natural born citizens only. Washington replied, thanking him for the advice. In editing the final version of the Constitution, the Framers changed Article II from citizen to natural born Citizen, capitalized that way. Records of all this exist.

    There, in a nutshell, is the entire situation.

    No court decision is needed. The idea that a court must weigh in because the Founders didn’t define the term in the Constitution is nonsense. It is the same type of nonsense modern people have created to undermine other fundamental elements of our Constitution. The Founders knew exactly what the term meant, just like they knew what “weights and measures” meant when they used that (without defining it) and they used it with precision, for deliberate reason.

    The presidency is the only office in our entire legal structure that has this requirement. Citizen appears throughout the law. Natural born citizen appears in one place and one place only—as a requirement for the highest office in the land. You can stop here and you have the truth of the matter, or read further if this interests you and you want the details.

    This White Paper is not about liking one candidate over another—I do not endorse or oppose candidates, as people who know me are well aware. This is about liking the Constitution over any candidate. It would be wrong to let the fact that we have allowed a person into office who somehow avoided proper review and does not meet the eligibility requirements stated in our Constitution, to justify offering up additional candidates who similarly do not meet the fundamental test set out in our nation’s charter.

    A Way Out of Our Dilemma
    Those running who fit this category of ineligible to hold the office of President would do the nation an immense service, cement their place in history forever, and find the love of their countrymen, by stepping down gracefully and with honor. They can state publicly they have seen the light and have come to understand the facts as they should properly be understood. The Constitution comes first.

    “Sometimes wisdom comes late,” as Justice Antonin Scalia presciently said. Since they cannot all rise to the top, it would be a far more elegant, courageous and honorable departure than simply conceding the race to someone else based on poll numbers. Such a tactful move would leave them, admired and respected, available for virtually any other office in the land.
    [Editor: Short version, 796 words to here]

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    The documentation


    From Ben Franklin’s letter to Charles William Frederic Dumas:
    Philadelphia, 9 December, 1775.
    “...I am much obliged by the kind present you have made us of your edition of Vattel. It came to us in good season, when the circumstances of a rising state make it necessary frequently to consult the law of nations. Accordingly that copy, which I kept, (after depositing one in our own public library here, and sending the other to the College of Massachusetts Bay, as you directed,) has been continually in the hands of the members of our Congress, now sitting, who are much pleased with your notes and preface, and have entertained a high and just esteem for their author. Your manuscript “Idee sur le Gouvernement et la Royaute” is also well relished, and may, in time, have its effect. I thank you, likewise, for the other smaller pieces, which accompanied Vattel...”
    The letter addresses other matters concerning employment of colleagues, and translations of the proceedings of the Congress.

    Vattel’s definition of a natural born citizen:


    Law of Nations, Book I, Ch. XIX, at § 212:
    § 212: The citizens are the members of the civil society: bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.

    There is more, concerning ordinary citizens, inhabitants, naturalization, duties and responsibilities of citizenship, renouncing citizenship once you become of age, children born of foreigners, or at sea, it is a complex subject and a big book. Read it all here if you wish:http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/2246#lfVattel_label_1642


    John Jay Wrote to George Washington:


    July 25, 1787
    “Permit me to hint, whether it would not be wise & seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government; and to declare expresly that the Command in chief of the american army shall not be given to, nor devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen.”

     

    In Sep., 1787, the “Committee of Eleven,” chosen at the Constitutional Convention to work out details on numerous occasions, changed the presidential requirement from citizen to natural born citizen, after receiving Jay’s letter. The Convention accepted the changes, hence the wording we have today.

    Additional valuable resources


    Attorney Mario Appuzo has made this situation a core of his life’s work and has assembled, in one place, the references, if you care to delve more deeply, with links to the complete edition of Vattel and more. He has been attacked by everyone who wants to hide all this from public view. His lawsuit on this issue on behalf of Navy Cmdr. Charles Kerchner (Ret'd.) and others reached the U.S. Supreme Court, where it was declined. http://puzo1.blogspot.com/

    The Publius Huldah blog has serious flaws but makes interesting reference to the vast array of wild conjecture that has effloresced lately as to what a natural born citizen is, based upon nothing but idle speculation and blather, giving these examples:

    Bret Baier (Fox News) asserts that Congress may define (and presumably redefine, from time to time) terms in the Constitution by means of law.

    Chet Arthur in American Thinker quips that “the original meaning of ‘natural born citizen’” is determined by reference to “The Heritage Guide to the Constitution” (available on Amazon) and to the definition of “citizen” at Sec. 1 of the 14th Amendment, ratified 1868. (For the record, the 14th Amendment did not amend or even address Article II.)

    Human Events claimed in 2012 that anyone born within The United States is a “natural born citizen” eligible to be President, and based on a “common-sense logical approach” that includes any foreigner naturalized or otherwise obtaining citizenship as eligible. No support is included (because there isn’t any).

    Jake Walker at Red State confuses natural born subjects (a function of the British Crown) and natural born citizens (in this Republic which we fought a war to achieve).

    I’ve seen worse examples on TV but didn’t take notes. Rush Limbaugh suggested on radio the issue is not an issue. Bill O’Reilly said on his FOX-TV show The Factor definitively he will not mention the matter again. The collection of official sounding commentary, from Harvard to hashtags, is mind boggling. One learned fellow tells me Article II was added to keep foreign-born Alexander Hamilton out of office, which makes little sense since all Founders were British subjects when the nation began, and Article II accounts for that. CNN has aired a bewildering array of self-contradictory pontification on who is eligible with barely any reference to history, much of it from talking heads whose ignorance of the subject is self evident.

    Here -- I've heard so many reasons why nbC (the common abbreviation for "natural born Citizen") doesn't matter that I've gathered a batch, which really shows how ludicrous this all is. If it didn't matter there would be one sound reason, not dozens all in conflict or simply absurd. Look -- nbC doesn't matter?.

    Tokaji and the Tribe Approach
    The Donald Tokaji paper for the Michigan Law Review (Vol. 107, 2008), often cited and excellent as far as it goes, puts forth credible arguments for why virtually no one will make it through federal or state courts with challenges to aspirants on natural-born-citizen grounds. Fascinating, well reasoned arguments. It seems he misses only one, addressed at the end of this paper.

    Lawrence Tribe, a preeminent scholar of today wisely suggested the matter may never be satisfactorily resolved, saying, “there is no single, settled answer.” He also dubiously said, “There is no defense now for retaining the clause in the Constitution. It really needs to be removed,” according to the venerable New York Times (which went on to suggest removing it, “with a bit of constitutional copy editing,” seriously.)

    The National Constitution Center makes reference (as do many) to the 1790 Naturalization Act, to support a broad interpretation, for people born abroad, but that definition includes, “children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond the sea, or out of the limits of the United States...”, not “children of a citizen,” singular. A colorable argument can be formulated here, but -- replete with imperfections and replaced five years later, an act doesn’t amend the Constitution. Tribe believes concepts at the time of adoption would appeal best to originalists -- as if this is a flaw. Katyal and Clement, in the Harvard Law Review, also frequently cited, argue that one candidate was a citizen from birth, and so is a natural-born citizen, conflating the two terms. Many people do this, though the terms are eminently different, even in Article II itself. And so it goes, expert after expert, none the same, ad infinitum.

    A person can become a citizen in many ways, and hold any office, except the presidency, unless the person is a “natural born Citizen” as cited in the Constitution, and for good reason. Natural born citizenship can only be acquired at birth. It has only one function in our law. Let me explain, first by example.

    Examples Help Clarify
    If both of Marco Rubio’s parents, for example, were Syrian refugees instead of Cuban, we would likely not be having this conversation. Few people would entertain any notion of his eligibility, as if they were the Framers themselves. Likewise, if Ted Cruz had been born in communist North Korea instead of friendly Canada, to an American mom and an Iranian dad, instead of a communist Cuban refugee dad, it would boggle the American psyche—as it would our Founding Fathers, and for the same reasons—possibly divided loyalties and questionable allegiance. Does this help shake your thinking free? Instead of continuing the permutations—

    This interesting conundrum riddle teases out the logical errors:

    If your parents’ nationality is the requirement—

    How can Marco Rubio be eligible?


    If your place of birth is the requirement—

    Then how can Ted Cruz be eligible?


    If both blood and soil are required—

    Then how can either be eligible?


    If neither is required—

    Then who is not eligible?


    And if only one out of three is required—

    What combination of enemies can be excluded?


    So what protection for the office did the Founders provide?

     

    Surely the Founders intended some protective wall around the office in Article II. The deceptive answer being thrown about today is that the Framers believed any toe in the water was sufficient to qualify a person to be Commander In Chief and (to mix time frames) gain access to the nuclear launch codes. North Korean parents? A dad from the Khmer Rouge? Seriously?

     

    How foreign is too foreign?


    The Founders wisely decided that, to avoid any split allegiance, any possibly divided loyalty or conflict of interest, the Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces, the Chief Executive and President of the United States had to be 100% American. How foreign is too foreign? Any amount of foreign is too foreignthat was their plan, right there in Article II. It can only be changed by amending that specific section of the Constitution itself. That has not happened.

    Only pure American by parentage (in Latin it’s called jus sanguinis, "by blood") and by place of birth (jus soli, "by soil"), would do. Vattel defined the constitutional term “natural born Citizen,” and the Founders put it, capitalized that way, in Article II. People are arguing about nbC today, for good reason, and that gets pretty ugly, but they didn’t back then. Let’s proceed, step by step.

    When the Constitution was drafted, the presidential requirement distinguished between the Founding Era (“a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution”), because no one was a citizen yet, because the nation had just begun. Talk about being precise! This was not a haphazard draft. After the starting period ended, the nbC rule applied. And there you have it.

     

    The sense of things


    People have a natural attachment to the land they were born upon, it’s only natural, plus the ancestry of their parents. Proud Americans say they’ve got Greek roots, or are of Irish extraction, or they’re of French descent or Italian stallions and have the T-shirt to prove it. There are lots of T-shirts, worn with fervor and dedication, and for good reason. God bless ’em all.

    The news media in 2016 refers to two presidential candidates as Cuban Americans (or a Canadian American). Good for them, but maybe not for the office they seek, if our Founders have anything to say about it. Bobby Jindal (both parents from nuclear-armed India), and Rick Santorum (dad from Italy but perhaps a citizen by the time of birth), dropped out of the race and the public eye early. Nikki Haley (both parents from India) is being mentioned as a possible VP (the 12th Amendment requires an "eligible" person for the slot).

    Having a native-land attraction is healthy and good. Culturally. But would our Founders believe one parent from an enemy (or any other) foreign nation—and birth on some other country’s land—make a person eligible for the presidency? Now you know—they would not.

    A few months ago communist Cuba was a mortal enemy, a human-rights atrocity (still is), willing to deploy nuclear bombs aimed at us. Now they just want to sell us cigars, which unlike cigarettes with fine Virginia leaf tobacco, are highly prized. How do these loyalties switch so fast? (Please skip the tobacco hypocrisy for now.) A bunch of old dead white tobacco growers who got the U.S. started would counsel caution.

     

    The Old Days


    All manner of intrigue was the politics of the Founding era, not all that different from today really. The Founders were deeply concerned that the Chief Executive—as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces—should have absolutely undivided loyalty to the nation. The Commander’s allegiance could have no foreign claims or foreign fealty whatsoever. How do you do that?

    Back then, your legience (allegiance in modern terms) sprang by the very nature of things, from two natural forces—blood and land. These were natural laws you hear so much about, brought up in the Declaration of Independence. The standards among nations differed, with some recognizing duties and privileges of citizenship based on soil (the place you were born), and others seeing it as a function of blood (parenthood). Some nations considered both relevant. They applied these to subjects. We championed the idea of citizens.

    You cannot escape your natural native heritage, even if you hate it, it’s yours. You’re German, Nigerian, Cuban? It is what it is, you are what you are, our Founders understood this. You do too, unless you’re in denial.

    Where parenthood was concerned, the mother’s (matrilineal) or father’s (patrilineal) blood was a key, though obviously, the father’s lineage (which Britain favored) could be questionable. No one asks a pregnant woman, “Are you sure it’s yours?”

    Blood and soil combined guarantee the greatest likelihood of love and devotion to a nation, so two citizen parents—at the time of birth on native American soil was—many would say wisely—seen as the best natural pedigree to hold the highest office in this land. It is perfectly reasonable. A British officer’s son born to an American woman in Spain who lived there for ten years might have divided loyalties, yes?

     

    The Modern Day


    Chris Matthews of MSNBC told Ted Cruz on air about the two-parent requirement (Cruz has only one, his dad’s Cuban). Matthews then referred to the so-called “Boss” requirement (“Born in the U.S.A.,” from the Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen song). Cruz, proud of his foreign birth (he was born in Canada, and held Canadian citizenship until 2014), replied by denigrating Donald Trump on unrelated subjects.

    Matthews seized this golden opportunity by not following up, for reasons that remain unclear at press time. All four “questionably” eligible 2016 candidates have argued they are just good enough to go. One drop of American contact, it seems, is enough to satisfy the Constitution in the days of a pen and a phone. And there, my friends, is the root of the real problem.

     

    McCain Grilled by the Senate on C-SPAN


    As luck would have it, I flipped on C-SPAN back in April, 2008, and got to watch the entire Senate hearing over John McCain’s eligibility to run for president. It was fascinating, at least to me. With a little tortured logic the committee decided, in a nonbinding resolution, the Panama Canal Zone was indeed U.S. soil, and since both of McCain’s parents were U.S. citizens, he qualified and was good to go.

    What was stunning to me however was that the subsequent hearing, for the candidate where there was a real deep eligibility question, the candidate with the Arabic name, was never held. I could never get an answer as to why or how the Senate evaded that hearing. Lots of conjecture and speculation, all of it nasty, and just no examination. And it wasn’t really about the long-stalled birth certificate, though that might have mattered. It was about the acknowledged Kenyan father (and lots of “sealed” records, conveniently ignored). The Kenyan American got a pass.

    And now we’re at the real reason, the ugly reason, why Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and the rest will not be found ineligible to become President under Article II, the one item Tokaji omitted, even though you can see they are ineligible. Because: If current candidates are officially determined to be ineligible to be President under Article II, it would mean the person currently in the office of President is ineligible for the same reason. This would lead to a constitutional crisis and charges of misprision of treason beyond anything America could withstand.

     

    A blogger writing as bob68 framed it perfectly, let him speak here:


    The reason the meaning of natural born citizen has been tortured into meaning virtually anyone is one is because this discussion is taking place after the commission of a crime “too big to prosecute,” by a lot of rich, powerful and influential people.

    Once Congress allowed and assisted the ineligible, identity fraud con artist Barack Hussein Obama to usurp the presidency there was no one complicit in Obama’s successful takeover of America’s highest office, and her military, who was not going to fight, with everything in them, to insure he remains officially a legitimate president. Anything else subjects the complicit, many at the highest possible level, to charges of treason for literally giving America’s government and her military to the enemy.

    No amount of history, common sense or anything else will ever get an admission from the media, Congress or the others involved that they were complicit in, as a minimum, misprision of a felony [18 USC §4] or misprision of treason [18 USC §2382] for their part in the biggest hoax in history. Obama must be protected from the truth about him being fully revealed and acted upon. When a regime owns the courts, Congress and the media, that job becomes doable, no matter how compelling or plentiful evidence to the contrary may be.

    Supporting and defending as many ineligible presidential candidates as possible is a way of protecting Obama’s false eligibility, as ineligible candidates are molded into natural born citizens by those who want the Obama fraud and their paid assistants to just fade away. Every ineligible candidate accepted as “eligible,” no matter what it takes for that to happen, helps them reach their goal. Those complicit believe their personal freedom could depend on continuing the charade of legitimacy they have surrounded Obama with, both by their actions and inaction.

     

    In Conclusion


    So there you have it. The Founders wanted and specified a totally American president: two citizen parents and born here. It is documented beyond reproach in the historical record. Modern wishes that this weren’t so count for nothing. The Founding Fathers’ fears have been realized—all sorts of pretenders have been and are aspiring to the seat of power. Arguments and hyperbole running rampant today confirm the wisdom of the original requirement: Only a natural born Citizen as the Founders understood the term may legitimately hold the office.

    If the U.S. Supreme Court gets hold of the issue, which now seems likely, it may find itself compelled to water down the answer to “How foreign is too foreign?” to satisfy the mess we find ourselves in. And as we perhaps officially abandon our Founders’ sage instructions, that dilemma and its unsavory result will afflict this nation for as long as it may continue to exist. May God bless and keep us all.


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    Postscript


    This White Paper is not about liking one candidate over another—I do not endorse or oppose candidates, as people who know me are well aware. This is about liking the Constitution over any candidate. It would be wrong to let the fact that we have allowed a person into office who somehow avoided proper review and does not meet the eligibility requirements stated in our Constitution, to justify offering up additional candidates who similarly do not meet the fundamental test set out in our nation’s charter.

     

    A Way Out of Our Dilemma


    Those running who fit this category of ineligible to hold the office of President would do the nation an immense service, cement their place in history forever, and find the love of their countrymen, by stepping down gracefully and with honor, stating publicly that they have seen the light and have come to understand the facts as they should properly be seen.

    “Sometimes wisdom comes late,” as Justice Antonin Scalia presciently said. Since they cannot all rise to the top, it would be a far more elegant, courageous and honorable departure than simply conceding the race to someone else based on poll numbers. Such a tactful move would leave them, admired and respected, available for virtually any other office in the land.

     

    One preemptive word to critics...

    ... who are already asking where I come off disagreeing with scholars from Harvard (as if this formerly unassailable school still lives up to its reputation), seasoned attorneys (and I’m not even a lawyer), constitutional geniuses (who have the undebatable truth locked down), journalists (though I’m widely published and a 25-year member of the Society of Professional Journalists) and other know-it-alls who I should not dare to impugn, question or challenge:

    I faced similar opprobrium when common wisdom insisted the U.S. Supreme Court had said little about guns and everything was a settled matter of law, until I published, after six years of labor in 2003, Supreme Court Gun Cases, with the 92 gun cases the High Court had decided up to that point in time.

    By the time the Heller case was decided, the total had risen to 96, the word firearm (in some form) had been used in decisions more than 2,900 times and virtually all the cases were consistent with an individual rights interpretation of the Second Amendment. To this day, “geniuses” like the Associated Press and other ivory-tower scholars insist that the Second Amendment doesn’t mean what it always used to mean, and doesn’t support the idea that we have gun stores all across this nation for the public to use. My work on natural born citizens and Article II stands despite the interest of some to deny it and concoct realities that do not exist.

    You can find it here. So, there is NO ONE I can support in this election. So I will continue to prepare for the future, and pray for the best. Have a nice life. It's been a fun ride.

  • {vanity} For all the Trumpsters

    04/27/2016 10:30:03 PM PDT · 2 of 565
    Neil E. Wright to Jim Robinson
    I'm sorry, but I WILL not vote for trump. And I'm REALLY sorry if I lose your friendship because of it.

    I am canceling my monthly, effective immediately.

  • {vanity} For all the Trumpsters

    04/27/2016 10:27:56 PM PDT · 1 of 565
    Neil E. Wright
    Here's the money line for me.

    Trump has woven you into his deception, his lies, his evil. And when socialized medicine is codified and solidified for you, your children, and your children’s children to the tenth generation of your progeny, when you see that your seed will hate you and this generation for what has been done to the country, it will be far too late.

    Open wide, and suck it down. This is what you voted for, whether in the end it’s Hillary or Trump, or some replacement for Hillary. Own it. It’s yours. The Mafia don asked you to pull the trigger and do the deed. It’s no longer about him. Now it’s about you.

  • Navy bids farewell to spectacular Sea Harrier jump jets after 33 yrs

    03/21/2016 11:19:10 PM PDT · 30 of 30
    Neil E. Wright to FreedomPoster

    you are correct. Thank you for refreshing my memory.

  • Navy bids farewell to spectacular Sea Harrier jump jets after 33 yrs

    03/21/2016 11:12:01 PM PDT · 29 of 30
    Neil E. Wright to T-Bone Texan

    I had heard that she was going to be sold, but I didn’t hear that she had not been delivered. I’ll have to look into that, and see what happened.

  • Navy bids farewell to spectacular Sea Harrier jump jets after 33 yrs

    03/21/2016 1:46:27 AM PDT · 11 of 30
    Neil E. Wright to Gunslingr3

    My bad, you’re right. There was another helicopter we landed,in addition to the Cobras, but it wasn’t the Apache. I disrecall what it was now, but we did land some pretty shot-up machines. I used to have super-8 film of the landings of the Harrier, and at least one film of one of the Cobras, but over the years, in one of my many moves, I lost those films. :(

  • Navy bids farewell to spectacular Sea Harrier jump jets after 33 yrs

    03/20/2016 11:34:28 PM PDT · 6 of 30
    Neil E. Wright to sukhoi-30mki

    Back in late 1970, when I was on the USS Fresno (LST1182), we were enroute to Vietnam for my second deployment. We stopped in Okinawa, and practiced landing Harriers on our postage stamp flight deck, so that when we were in ‘Nam, any Harrier that couldn’t make it back to its primary landing field would have an alternative landing site. Although we didn’t land any Harriers during that or my subsequent deployment in ‘71, we did land some pretty shot up Apaches and Cobras.

  • 17 Years ago today...happy anniversary! [FR's March for Justice]

    10/31/2015 12:06:52 PM PDT · 18 of 61
    Neil E. Wright to Jim Robinson
    That was a Great day, Jim.

    I'd still like to get my hands on video of the vets marching toward the rally point, with you in the lead.

    I know it has to be out there, somewhere!

    The flags flying, the pipe piping, it had to be an impressive sight!

  • Charles Manson Found Dead At Age 80 (hoax)

    09/15/2015 6:19:51 AM PDT · 1 of 76
    Neil E. Wright
    Good riddance! Rot in hell, you POS!
  • Trump Leads All Candidates in Favorability (my title)

    08/19/2015 3:13:13 AM PDT · 20 of 24
    Neil E. Wright to Catsrus

    I have long said that ol’ jebbie is the STUPIDEST of the bush clan, and everytime he opens his mouth, he proves my point!

  • Savannah River Site on lockdown

    08/17/2015 6:27:54 PM PDT · 29 of 37
    Neil E. Wright to Gamecock
    An off-site law enforcement investigation found no explosive residue or device on a truck that was inspected Monday afternoon during a three-hour lockdown at the Savannah River Site, according to site officials.

    Possible explosive materials at the site were reported around 2:30 p.m. after electronic and canine scans of a vendor delivery truck indicated a possibility of explosive material on the truck.

    The incident led to the site being placed in a lockdown mode, which prohibited anyone from entering the site and barricades were also set up to prevent incoming traffic.

    At 5:52 p.m. on Monday, an “all clear was given and the site returned to normal activities at 5:52 p.m.,” SRS officials wrote in a final update.

    From this article.

  • Trump: Illegal Immigrants ‘Have to Go’

    08/16/2015 4:06:50 AM PDT · 22 of 29
    Neil E. Wright to ASA Vet

    Ben Carson as VP?!?!?!?!?

    Oh, HELL NO!!!!

  • RUBIO RETREATS: ‘WE CAN’T LET HOMELAND SECURITY SHUT DOWN’ OVER EXEC AMNESTY (RINO ALERT!)

    02/18/2015 4:25:12 PM PST · 14 of 85
    Neil E. Wright to Timber Rattler

    I’ve despised this backstabbing statist steaming pile of Obama since he came on the scene!

  • The tea party’s New Year’s resolution? Fire John Boehner [Dump Boehner!]

    12/30/2014 7:10:34 PM PST · 37 of 78
    Neil E. Wright to Patton@Bastogne

    TL;DR

  • Shrinking ship bubbles ‘could counteract climate change’

    12/22/2014 12:32:29 AM PST · 61 of 62
    Neil E. Wright to dcwusmc

    Thanks for the laugh of the day!

  • Eric Holder: We Must 'Seize' The 'Unique Opportunity' Ferguson Presents

    12/01/2014 10:38:56 PM PST · 1 of 40
    Neil E. Wright
    So, this racist pile of obama is going to set the narrative? I think, NOT! FUEH
  • Brother of Journolist – Secretive Leftwing Network Redux

    08/07/2014 9:25:26 PM PDT · 13 of 17
    Neil E. Wright to lowbridge; Jim Robinson

    Hmmmmm. I have a server, and I have the software. We used to run a chat server for several years back in the late 90s. In fact, we used the chat server back in ‘97 to organize the March for Justice, pushing for the impeachment of Clinton. Bob Barr credited us with pushing the House to IMPEACH the dirtbag. Maybe I should activate that chat server once again. What do you think, Jim?

  • An open letter to the political right

    08/03/2014 7:31:14 AM PDT · 54 of 264
    Neil E. Wright to centurion316
    Better the enemy in front of us, than "friends" behind us, shooting us in the back.

    Póg Mo Thóin

    “Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

    GOPe Delenda Est!

    Islam Delenda Est!

    REFUSE. RESIST. Do NOT Submit! ★ FREEDOM! ★

  • An open letter to the political right

    08/03/2014 7:19:51 AM PDT · 42 of 264
    Neil E. Wright to All
    And to ALL the GOP uber alles crowd: Póg Mo Thóin

    “Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

    GOPe Delenda Est!

    Islam Delenda Est!

    REFUSE. RESIST. Do NOT Submit! ★ FREEDOM! ★

    NEVER again will I vote for a GOPe candidate!

    The LESSER of evils is STILL EVIL!

  • An open letter to the political right

    08/03/2014 7:14:00 AM PDT · 36 of 264
    Neil E. Wright to Neil E. Wright
    I've updated my tag in my post to add:

    GOPe Delenda Est!

    as the GOPe have shown themselves to be the enemy of

    ★ FREEDOM! ★

  • An open letter to the political right

    08/03/2014 7:04:13 AM PDT · 25 of 264
    Neil E. Wright to winner3000
    If I posted here what I posted on my FB page about this scum-sucking, bottom-feeding sub-human, parasitic pile of crap, JIMROB would have to give me a time out. So, I'll just say this to Derek Hunter:

    Póg Mo Thóin

    “Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

    Islam Delenda Est!

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  • Online rants, anti-government radicals fuel fear of U.S. cop killings (Guess who he blames?)

    07/15/2014 4:42:27 AM PDT · 4 of 9
    Neil E. Wright to Flick Lives
    Or, as we call them, the Southern Preposterous Lie Center.

    {h/t to Mike V. at SipseyStreetIrregulars for coining the name.}

  • Southern Poverty Law Center Named Propagandist for Jihad Terrorists

    06/19/2014 3:44:25 AM PDT · 3 of 12
    Neil E. Wright to markomalley
    The SPLC isn't known as the Southern Preposterous Lie Center for nothing.

    Hey, SPLC: Póg Mo Thóin

    “Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

    Islam Delenda Est!

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  • Cincinnati Station Says ‘No’ to PC Reporting on Racially Motivated Crime

    06/18/2014 7:09:34 AM PDT · 6 of 42
    Neil E. Wright to Buckeye McFrog

    Hell, even Les Nessman at WKRP was a better “journalist” that what passes as such today!

  • Obama's Land Grab Opens Path For Cartels, Illegals

    05/22/2014 8:33:51 PM PDT · 10 of 14
    Neil E. Wright to HiJinx
    Dem Rep. Raul Grijalva of AZ (Tucson to Yuma) wants to set aside a similar swath of southern Arizona to protect endangered species in the area...unwittingly doing same for 2-legged coyotes, etc.

    This is DEFINITELY NOT "unwittingly". It is purposeful in intent.

  • Can Conservatives believe Mitch McConnell’s gun rights promise?

    05/16/2014 5:34:45 AM PDT · 7 of 21
    Neil E. Wright to cotton1706
    Not only "no", but "HELL NO!"

    Hey, *itch: Póg Mo Thóin

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  • Florida (RAT) Rep. Alan Grayson accuses wife of bigamy in divorce papers

    04/29/2014 8:27:40 PM PDT · 20 of 38
    Neil E. Wright to Libloather
    In the petition, Grayson accuses his wife of having filed a false application for their marriage license 24 years ago, when she lied about not being divorced from the other man at the time of their marriage.

    It seems to me, that if she DID say she was married, then obviously, she DIDN'T lie on the application.

    Who the hell writes this crap? And where are the editors? Just askin'.

  • Hillary Clinton promotes women's rights in Kentucky ( Her Christian faith and women's rights)

    04/27/2014 4:05:28 AM PDT · 16 of 26
    Neil E. Wright to ConservativeStatement
    Former U.S. Secretary of State and Hillary Clinton

    WHO was the "Former U.S. Secretary of State" that was there with Hitlery?

    WHO THE HELL writes this crap? And where is the "editor"?

  • Tea Party Tested: In One Month, Establishment on Defense

    04/07/2014 6:31:37 AM PDT · 4 of 14
    Neil E. Wright to alloysteel
    Either take no prisoners, or make an alliance of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” variety.

    For the NRC and NRSC and NRCC, the "enemy of my enemy" are the demonCRATS. They consider constitutionalists to be the "enemy". And they're RIGHT. And they MUST be defeated and destroyed.

    Hey, NRC, NRSC, NRCC: Póg Mo Thóin

    “Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

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  • Peter Van Uhm: Why I Chose A Gun

    04/07/2014 5:50:05 AM PDT · 3 of 3
    Neil E. Wright to lostboy61
    I agree that WE THE PEOPLE are the power. However, his points about guns being used for good are definitely on point.

    Regarding the "monopoly of force" he discusses, I am adamantly opposed to any government having that. All the major mass murders in history (holocausts) were committed by "governments with a monopoly of force".

    “Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

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  • Peter Van Uhm: Why I Chose A Gun

    04/07/2014 2:07:05 AM PDT · 1 of 3
    Neil E. Wright
    Video at link.

    While I strongly disagree with his philosophy of a government monopoly of force, most of his talk is right on the money.

    “Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

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  • Freedom vs socialism; paychecks vs safety nets; peace through strength; goodness triumphs over evil

    04/07/2014 1:16:13 AM PDT · 16 of 21
    Neil E. Wright to Jim Robinson

    Hey, Jim! You need to have John install a “LIKE” button.

  • Mob Attack On Family Caught On Camera

    04/01/2014 9:14:00 PM PDT · 141 of 142
    Neil E. Wright to lowbridge
    I wish some liberal will try to tell me the rationale for low-capacity magazines again, especially after watching this video.

    The "youths" depicted were obviously up to no good.

    Hey, Gun grabbing politicians: Póg Mo Thóin

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  • Prayer request for my oldest brother

    03/19/2014 2:50:34 AM PDT · 41 of 75
    Neil E. Wright to Jim Robinson

    I remember how Doug came over to our house in 1969. After I quit HS and he sat me down at the kitchen table, and we talked for a couple of hours. The next day he took me down to see the Navy recruiter, and I got the forms for the old man to sign, so I could enlist at 17. A few weeks later, I was on my way to boot camp in Great Lakes, IL. Then, some months later, after I finished boot camp and was sent to “A” school, and Doug and Merle were also at Bainbridge, MD. I used to go to the riding stables on my time off, and then went from the stables to their house for dinner. Merle complained about me coming straight from the stables and smelling of horses. :) .... Then, years later when we were both stationed in the Philippines at the same time. Doug was always there for me, as a mentor, and as a friend.

  • Prayer request for my oldest brother

    03/18/2014 9:43:20 PM PDT · 20 of 75
    Neil E. Wright to dcwusmc

    P I N G

  • Prayer request for my oldest brother

    03/18/2014 9:06:57 PM PDT · 1 of 75
    Neil E. Wright
  • Canadian navy ship adrift in heavy seas off Hawaii after engine room fire

    03/01/2014 11:00:30 PM PST · 22 of 28
    Neil E. Wright to GATOR NAVY
    I know how the crew feels.

    When I was on CTF 76 staff in the mid-70s, we were embarked in the USS Juneau enroute to Korea for an exercise. We were steaming off the west coast of Japan when the contaminated fuels tank slopped some fuel out the overflow vent, which was in the main engine room. The vent was supposed to direct the fuel into the bilges, but somehow, the vent ended up right over the number one engine. And when it vented fuel, the fuel spilled onto the engine and ignited.

    We were dead in the water, with smoke throughout the entire ship, before they got the ventilators shut down.

    Instead of going to Korea for the planned exercise, the Juneau had to go to Sasebo for emergency repairs.

    Prayers and best wishes to our comrades in the Canadian Navy.

  • Controversy over Facebook photo of baby holding rifle (Yes, It's Getting This Bad)

    02/25/2014 11:16:16 PM PST · 26 of 36
    Neil E. Wright to wardaddy
    periodically, this is my FB profile pic. I wonder why I haven't had any negative feedback. Hmmmmm.

    In fact, I just made it my profile pic AGAIN.

  • Dangerous Old Men

    02/18/2014 10:22:54 AM PST · 1 of 26
    Neil E. Wright
    Resurrected from the graveyard of forgotten goodies.

    “Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

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  • EPA's Wood-Burning Stove Ban Has Chilling Consequences For Many Rural People

    02/03/2014 5:14:16 PM PST · 55 of 268
    Neil E. Wright to dynachrome
    Well, gee. I guess I cannot have warming fires anymore.

    Video from last Friday night's warming fire

    Hey, EPA: Póg Mo Thóin

    I'll be out again tonight with another warming fire!

    “Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

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  • Federal Judge Upholds State's Tough Assault Weapons Ban (CT's Whole Anti 2nd Law Upheld)

    01/31/2014 1:50:41 AM PST · 51 of 86
    Neil E. Wright to Neil E. Wright
    See the article here.
  • Federal Judge Upholds State's Tough Assault Weapons Ban (CT's Whole Anti 2nd Law Upheld)

    01/31/2014 1:45:24 AM PST · 50 of 86
    Neil E. Wright to Eagles6
  • Matt Drudge Issues Warning: “Have an Exit Plan…”

    01/28/2014 12:56:59 AM PST · 35 of 122
    Neil E. Wright to F15Eagle
    Guy at the mini-mart (not a gun dealer, just a "general store") next door has a 500-round ammo can of 9mm for $215 (about $0.40 a round). He also has 500-round bricks of .22 available.

    His shelves used to be empty, but he's starting to fill them back up. So ammo IS available. You just might have to do some looking around.

  • Silent Technical Privilege: In Technology, My Looks Got Me Everywhere

    01/16/2014 8:19:38 AM PST · 37 of 61
    Neil E. Wright to Ol' Dan Tucker

    LOL ... I was going to post something similar. IBM system 360 ... then UNIVAC 9000 series computers .... punch cards, paper tape and TTY machines ... What fun!

  • Mississippi Proposed Bill Publishes Name and Social Security Number of Gun Owner

    01/14/2014 3:30:09 PM PST · 35 of 69
    Neil E. Wright to onyx

    I think this is deserving of its own thread! Thanks for the link.

  • Mississippi Proposed Bill Publishes Name and Social Security Number of Gun Owner

    01/14/2014 2:50:00 PM PST · 1 of 69
    Neil E. Wright
    Hey, Omeria Scott: Póg Mo Thóin!!

    “Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

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  • IRS writing regs that allow it to suppress the tea party

    01/13/2014 10:45:05 AM PST · 1 of 62
    Neil E. Wright
    More at the link.

    Hey, IRS: Póg Mo Thóin

    “Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

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  • Sen. John McCain Faces Censure from Arizona Republicans for ‘Terrible Record’

    01/08/2014 8:28:13 PM PST · 36 of 95
    Neil E. Wright to TonyM
    Before 9/11/01 there was a recall going on. We were well on the way to having enough signatures to recall him, but then 9/11/01 happened, and the recall attempt was canceled in order to "unite against the enemy." I said then that it was a mistake, and we would regret it, but almost everyone else involved in the effort decided to end the petition drive. I still have my recall McLame banner, and I'd be more than willing to gather signatures again.

    Hey, McLame: Póg Mo Thóin, you slimy POS!

  • Ten Million Man March on DC?

    01/05/2014 5:26:35 PM PST · 178 of 404
    Neil E. Wright to tomkat
    Ok. The twitter feed is AmericanSpring2014
  • Ten Million Man March on DC?

    01/05/2014 5:01:45 PM PST · 172 of 404
    Neil E. Wright to tomkat
    go to American Spring 2014 on facebook.

    Póg Mo Thóin statist asswipes!!!