Government is overstepping its limits

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Georgia's attorney general, Thurbert Baker, has refused to join 14 other states in suing the federal government over the passage of the unconstitutional health-care bill.

Baker's reasons were twofold. According to him, litigation "is likely to fail and will consume significant amounts of taxpayers' hard-earned money." That's laughable! Quite frankly, it's offensive. Since when has a Democrat been concerned with spending other people's money?

The second reason Baker gave for his refusal was that he saw "no problem with the bill's constitutionality." Well, at least he's honest on this point. Historically, Democrats have had no problem trampling the Constitution whenever it stood in opposition to their leftist, progressive agenda. Baker is no different. And to think this man wants to be governor of our great state!

His failure to admit that the government has overstepped its limits, and is acting in direct violation of the 10th Amendment of the Constitution, makes him a willing accomplice to this federal takeover.

As for me, I join Thomas Jefferson when he wrote, "(W)hensoever the General Government shall assume undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void and of no force ... ."

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GGpap 03/30/10 - 02:46 am
And Mr. Redmond, please note

And Mr. Redmond, please note that from the 14 states filing these frivolous lawsuits against the federal government, 4 of their duly elected leaders (governors) have offered full cooperation with the federal government in order to set aside these lawsuits for basically the same reason Georgia's attorney general, Thurbert Baker, argues against it. Thankfully, reason still prevails in some areas where sore losers couldn't care less what fools they make of themselves and at what inexcusable costs to the taxpayers their efforts will fritter away in order to satisfy their own personal illusions of greatness. GGpap

johnston.cliff 03/30/10 - 03:30 am
Since FDR started the "living

Since FDR started the "living breathing document" approach to following the constitution, the government (almost always left leaning) has attacked the constitution, or like this administration, ignored the constitution. Many will speak up, but some agree with overturning the constitution by judicial fiat or the "deeming" of a party. The fight to right the wrongs of this administration will be long and hard. The November elections will ease some of the difficulty, but real progress will be made after the 2012 election.

Tigger_The_Tiger 03/30/10 - 04:28 am
0 is it a frivolous is it a frivolous law suit if the Congress has passed a law that is unconstitutional? The law mandates, for the first time that you are required to purchase insurance, ie your RIGHT not not have it has been taken away. It mandates racial discrimination. It violates equal protection by treating different states is this frivolous? Please explain.

GGpap 03/30/10 - 05:32 am
Tigger, since 14 idiots have

Tigger, since 14 idiots have taken the initiative to challenge the government , I'll let the courts answer your questions since I know you wouldn't agree with anything I'd offer in defense of my position. BUT, since this administration's ultimate goal at this time is for Universal Health Care for all, and with that being paid for by a Universal Tax/Fee for all citizens (such as medicare recipients currently pay for their coverage) the proposed mandated cost to all in the current healthcare law is no more than a harbinger of the mandated tax we will all eventually pay for Universal Health Care that will fianally eliminate all private insurance control of our health care. GGpap

johnston.cliff 03/30/10 - 05:37 am
sieg heil

sieg heil

Tigger_The_Tiger 03/30/10 - 06:16 am
What is idiotic about

What is idiotic about challenging an unconstitutional law? You won't even try? Seems like a cop out.

Notreally 03/30/10 - 07:27 am
Man 14 nuts and more to join

Man 14 nuts and more to join soon I'm sure. Heeeeee Hawww

southern2 03/30/10 - 07:31 am
Thank you, Mr. Redmond, for

Thank you, Mr. Redmond, for highlighting AG Baker's dirty deed. I share your sentiments. These socialist Dems are so transparent.

johnston.cliff 03/30/10 - 08:00 am
Perfect example, grouse. Did

Perfect example, grouse. Did you know obama is using the Patriot Act, unchanged? Knowledge seems to have changed his mind.

chascush 03/30/10 - 08:01 am
Who is going to pay for it?

Who is going to pay for it? Since 10% of our citizens pay about 90& of the taxes I guess it will be them. The problem is more and more of the top 10% taxpayers are moving out of the US because of the high taxes. It will be a great shock to the freeloaders when they have to start paying taxes. It is no free lunch somebody pays.

Tigger_The_Tiger 03/30/10 - 08:16 am
Care to tell us what

Care to tell us what specifically in the patriot act is unconstitutional, or are you just parrotting?

billyjones1949 03/30/10 - 08:47 am
I wonder what will happen

I wonder what will happen when the freeloaders do not pay their tax/fee as GGpap says. Will they not get health care or will they go to jail. What happens when the top 10% retire or slow down so they do not earn as much-the momey flow slows down. There are always going to be poor, always going to be rich and most of us are in the middle just trying to live our life safe and happy. You will never change the ideas of each. The poor and entitlement crowd will always thing they are owed by the producers. You can never make them do more than what they are doing or work any different than they are doing if they will work. I guess if you do not pay the fee you do not get the care--will that do away with medicaid? I bet not.

Fundamental_Arminian 03/30/10 - 09:00 am
The lawsuits' outcome will be

The lawsuits' outcome will be interesting. For quite some time, motorists have been required to buy automobile insurance, but this requirement has been imposed by state governments. The question is whether the federal government's requirement to buy health insurance will also be ruled constitutional.

Unlike the states, the federal government's powers supposedly are limited to those specified in the Constitution while all other powers are reserved for the states and/or the people. Of course, the federal government already enjoys the use of powers not specified in the Constitution; so there's no telling how these lawsuits will turn out.

Tigger_The_Tiger 03/30/10 - 09:22 am
You can avoid car insurance

You can avoid car insurance by not driving a car. The only way to avoid this Draconian law is to die.

PeaceBWithU 03/30/10 - 11:01 am
Thomas Jefferson was one of

Thomas Jefferson was one of our founding fathers, but he was also a politician - who had slaves, I might add. This country, and the world, has changed alot in 200 years. Much of that change has been for the better. Health Care Reform is a needed change in this country and I will continue to support it by casting my vote for those that say they support it.

Fiat_Lux 03/30/10 - 12:58 pm
Support this health care

Support this health care lunacy all you want. It won't make a bit of difference because we can't afford it, no matter what the courts decide regarding it's constitutionality. We are going bankrupt before it even takes effect, and I can guarantee you, knowing no more than I do as an ordinary citizen, that doctors, nurses and other health care providers will not work without being paid. Hospitals already are closing due to cuts, and those cuts are going to become far more debilitating over the next few years. Health care in the United States is going to come to a screeching halt for far more than the 30 million who are currently uninsured. Even they still get emergency care if they go to an ER. Don't expect every hospital, or even most of them, to have an ER in a few years' time.

Obamination and his thugs are trying to take the dollar down and he/they are going about it in the perfect way. He wants the United States to crash. It is his goal and everything he is doing is aimed at bringing about our destruction as the nation we have been since the Revolutionary War.

He's a very smart and smooth guy, but this is all about taking the nation's direction and future out of the hands of the (white, European) majority and placing the control and choices in the hands of the "oppressed" and "minorities". Why else would anyone who protests this desecration be automatically labeled a racist? Why else would anyone with a brain not protest this mindless plunge off a cliff?

What these people are doing to us is deadly and it's evil, and they either are too stupid to be in office and not see it, or they know exactly what they are doing and should be tried for treason.

I don't think they are stupid.

RoadKing09 03/30/10 - 03:12 pm
545 People vs 300 Million

545 People vs 300 Million People
March 28, 2010 08:35:48 AM

Remember you can help vote them all out of office come this November and start over!!

What the hell happened -
545 people vs 300 million people

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be - read it!!
The article below is completely neutral, ...not anti republican or democrat.

Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinal has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgements made that impact each one of us every day.

It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000


Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.
545 PEOPLE--By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them..

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits..... The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..

If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power..

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it......... Is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so darned true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think..

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his [filtered word].

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid...

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom...'

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax..
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service FeeTax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!
ps If you do the right thing and pass this on -which is entirely up to you - please do the right thing and highlite and delete any addresses you receive with it. Thanks

mable8 03/30/10 - 04:06 pm
GGPap: The "law" by the big O

GGPap: The "law" by the big O IS unconstitutional; the government cannot force you or anyone else to purchase that health care nonsense. Furthermore, YOUR tax dollars (and everyone elses') will be used to pay for the elitist health care that THEY now enjoy--none of the garbage they are sluffing off to the rest of us! In other words, THEY will be able to access any and all medical care available while you, on the other hand, will most likely be denied coverage for services by the NON-PHYSICIAN panel that the big O will appoint to make the medical decisions for your physician. If you are not going to be a viable worker (aka: drone), then you will be handed a brochure on how to "die peacefully at home," with instructions for your family regarding care (there won't be a hospice nurse or physician because this has been eliminated by the big O's DEATH BILL). If you don't believe me, then read it for yourself--it's in there!

Chillen 03/30/10 - 04:14 pm
I thought all our elected

I thought all our elected federal politicians swore an oath to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States. I guess Bill Clinton got away with lying under oath so why not everyone else. He shouldn't have lied but at least he lied about something that doesn't jeopardize our nation's political future.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 cannot get here fast enough. We need to throw the constitutional trashing bums out on their fat rear ends! No to socialism. No to Marxism.

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