Posts Tagged ‘unlawful’

Social Security Poster: old man

Or so they promised!

On the September 1, 2011 episode of Radio Liberty with Dr. Stan Monteith, John Stormer, author of None Dare Call it Treason, who exposed a communist conspiracy in the United States in the 1960s, admitted to being dependent on the socialist program of Social Security (starting at 41:18 and edited to remove pause words).

What we’re going to see, if some conservatives should get control of government in 2012 and even start to try and deal with things like entitlements, and part of that — of course I’m on Social Security, so I want to keep that (chuckles) — I’m livin’ on it.

Social Security is the unconstitutional and unlawful program passed by Congress in 1935, of which the first payment was made in 1940, which predictably made millions of American seniors dependent on government for a major source of their income, instead of their own savings and the help of their family, as used to be the case, and was the case for the first 159 years in the United States.

Dr. Stan has said that he feels it his patriotic duty to collect all of his Social Security benefits in order to bring the system down as soon as possible. I can certainly see the justification for taking all the money you’ve put into it at least, even if the program is unconstitutional.

Dr. Stan isn’t dependent on Social Security, however, since he runs a half-a-million dollar a year radio operation since 1993, after over 30 years as an orthopedic surgeon, and he said he doesn’t take a salary for his work, which I find to be very admirable.

I think that John Stormer’s admission that he is dependent on Social Security for his livelihood is a fitting indication of how the program predictably went beyond its promised intention of simply being a safety net for those seniors who would otherwise live in destitute poverty, as opposed to it being a primary source of income. I also note the irony of an author who exposed a communist conspiracy in the United States back in the 1960s later being dependent on a socialist program designed to take away the freedoms of American seniors.

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Official presidential portrait of Barack Obama...

It has been noted that Friday, May 20, 2011, marked 60 days since the initiation of U.S. hostilities against Libya.

The War Powers Resolution of 1973 prohibits U.S. armed forces from continuing hostilities for more than 60 days, with a 30 day withdrawal period, unless there is statutory Congressional authorization, or a formal constitutional Congressional declaration of war.

However, the War Powers Resolution and its timetable are a completely false diversion in this case.

The only situation in which an offensive military operation without prior Congressional authorization is valid under the Resolution is, “a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.

Since the United States wasn’t attacked by Libya, the War Powers Resolution doesn’t apply, and, therefore, the imposition of a no-fly zone (an act of war) was unlawful to begin with, and the talk of the 30-day withdrawal deadline is a red herring.

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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Despite Canada having more economic freedom than the U.S. in many areas as of 2010, there are threats to these and other freedoms.

On October 1, 2010, a new unconstitutional law came into effect in one of Canada’s provinces, infringing on the rights of all Canadians.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports:

Police in Newfoundland and Labrador will be able to pull over drivers without having to give a reason beginning Friday.

It will eventually be struck down as unconstitutional.

Section 9 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states:

Everyone has the right not to be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned.

But, unlike the U.S., Canadian representatives take an oath to the Queen, not the Constitution.

While this is a law in only one of Canada’s 10 provinces that represents less than 2% of Canada’s entire population, every Canadian’s rights are potentially infringed by traveling in this part of their country.

While the anti-liberty agenda of fingerprinting arrested individuals is still on hold eight months after I wrote an article on it, I warned that there could be other infringements on the cherished liberties of Canadians, and this is one such example.

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Someone, likely influenced by the high excise taxes on products he was consuming, told me that excise taxes were the biggest source of government revenue.

What does the Congressional Budget Office report? From “The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2010 to 2020,” published on January 2010:

Individual income tax receipts are the largest source of federal revenue, averaging about 45 percent of the total during the past 40 years. Those receipts and receipts from corporate income taxes (which are the third-largest source of revenue) have accounted for most of the historical variation in total revenues, and they account for most of the projected changes in revenues between 2010 and 2020.

It is the assessment of this author, as well as those in the Tax Honesty Movement, that income taxes, as currently structured in the United States, are unlawful. The reasons are best conveyed to most people in this digital era by the documentary “America: Freedom to Fascism.” I will elaborate on what I find to be the most compelling reasons for its unlawful nature in a future article.

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