#RPF #LebanonPa #LebCo ObamaCare vs. Constitution = Constitution will triumph

Supreme Court of the United States Seal

Supreme Court of the United States Seal

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June 29, 2012

Not all of us are the most articulate when it comes to our nation’s history, and our own Constitution. However, most of us here (at the minimum) understand the importance of our government being restrained under our rule of law. I’m making this post as a means to help clear some muddy waters, for those who may not comprehend just how ObamaCare is a violation of the Constitution in legal terms.

For starters:

The SCOTUS ruled that ObamaCare as well as, the Individual Mandate, are constitutional because it was deemed, and I quote, “a tax.”

The President nor the SCOTUS have been granted any such authority by we the people, to impose taxes on we the people. Only the House of Representatives has the Constitutional Authority to raise revenue (taxes) on we the people.

ObamaCare is officially INVALID according to the SCOTUS ruling, and cannot legally be applied, without breaking our fundamental laws.

U.S. Constitution: (Article 1 Section 7) All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.

As you can see, a clear violation of Article 1 Section 7. Now let us continue to the 10th Amendment.

Also, ObamaCare, as well as the SCOTUS ruling, are invalid due to a violation of the 10th Amendment. The SCOTUS does NOT have supreme power over the constitution. The constitution IS higher than the power reserved to the Supreme Court Justices, because the constitution IS the SUPREME LAW of the land.

Healthcare is not a power that was delegated to the United States Government per the constitution. Thus, ObamaCare is officially invalid under the 10th Amendment as well. Why? Healthcare is a power that resides within the power of the states, and their citizens.

U.S. Constitution: (10th 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 third argument you will face, is often the misconception about our nation’s history, and the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court does not truly possess the power of Judicial Review, but, the Supreme Court has been using Judicial Review since the 1800’s even without Constitutional Authority. The following will help put this into context more precisely.

Judicial Review

The Supreme Court of the United States spends much, if not most, of its time on a task which is not delegated to the Supreme Court by the Constitution. That task is: Hearing cases wherein the constitutionality of a law or regulation is challenged. The Supreme Court’s nine Justices attempt to sort out what is, and what is not constitutional. This process is known as Judicial Review. But the states, in drafting the Constitution, did not delegate such a power to the Supreme Court, or to any branch of the government.

Since the constitution does not give this power to the court, you might wonder how it came to be that the court assumed this responsibility. The answer is that the court just started doing it and no one has put a stop to it. This assumption of power took place first in 1794 when the Supreme Court declared an act of congress to be unconstitutional, but went largely unnoticed until the landmark case of Marbury v Madison in 1803. Marbury is significant less for the issue that it settled (between Marbury and Madison) than for the fact that Chief Justice John Marshall used Marbury to provide a rationale for judicial review. Since then, the idea that the Supreme Court should be the arbiter of constitutionality issues has become so ingrained that most people incorrectly believe that the Constitution granted this power.
Powers of the Supreme Court

Article III of the Constitution provides for the establishment of a Judicial branch of the federal government and Section 2 of that article enumerates the powers of the Supreme Court. Here is Section 2, in part:

Section 2. The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;

to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;
to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;
to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;
to Controversies between two or more States;
between a State and Citizens of another State;
between Citizens of different States;
between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.

In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.

Feel free to examine the entire text of Article III to assure yourself that no power of Judicial Review is granted by the Constitution.

“Well,” you might say, “someone has to review laws for constitutionality. Why not the Supreme Court?” Some possible answers:

First and foremost, it is not a power granted to the Supreme Court by the Constitution. When the Supreme Court exercises Judicial Review, it is acting unconstitutionally.
It is a huge conflict of interest. The Federal Government is judging the constitutionality of its own laws. It is a classic case of “the fox guarding the hen house.”

The Constitution’s “checks and balances” were designed to prevent any one branch of government (legislative, executive or judicial) from becoming too powerful and running roughshod over the other branches. There is no such system of checks and balances to protect the states and the people when multiple branches of government, acting in concert, erode and destroy the rights and powers of the states and the people.

Even if the Supreme Court could be counted on to keep the Executive and Legislative branches from violating the Constitution, who is watching the Supreme Court and will prevent the Judicial branch from acting unconstitutionally? Unless you believe that the Supreme Court is infallible (and, demonstrably, it is not), then allowing the Supreme Court to be the sole arbiter of Constitutionality issues is obviously flawed.

Justices are appointed for life. If the court upholds unconstitutional laws, there is no recourse. We the People cannot simply vote them out to correct the situation. Thomas Jefferson wrote, in 1823:

“At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account.”

It is the Constitution, not the Supreme Court, which is the Supreme Law of the Land. Even the Supreme Court should be accountable for overstepping Constitutional limits on federal power.

There are only nine Justices and, under the current system, it takes only a simple majority — five votes — to determine a case. Given the supermajority requirement mandated by the Constitution to pass Constitutional amendments, a simple majority requirement by the Supreme Court, to uphold a suspect law, defies the spirit of the Constitution. If 44.44% of the Supreme Court justices (four of nine) think a law is not constitutional, we should err on the side of caution and declare it unconstitutional.

The people and the states have little control over the makeup of the Supreme Court.

Officials in all three branches of government take an oath of office to uphold the Constitution. The Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Congressmen, and Vice President, and other federal officers, all take an oath of office to “support and defend” the Constitution. (The president’s oath of office in Article II, Section 1, requires that he “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”) Why is the Supreme Court’s version of “constitutional” considered more authoritative? Is the Judicial branch more to be trusted than the Executive or Legislative branches? Prudence dictates that we be wary of all three branches (and especially wary of the one unaccountable branch).

Given that it was the people and the states which established the Constitution, it is the states who should settle issues of constitutionality. The Constitution is a set of rules made by the states as to how the government should act. The “judicial review” paradigm allows the government to make its own rules with no say by the original rule-makers — the states.

The Constitution was created by the states and any question as to the meaning of the Constitution is rightly settled by the states. When you make rules for your children, do you permit your children to interpret your rules in any manner they like? Of course not. Yet, the states are permitting the federal government — the “child” of the states — to do exactly that.

Since the power of Judicial Review is not expressly granted to the Supreme Court by the Constitution, this power, per the tenth amendment, is “reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Read that last listed reason above again, for it contains the key to this site’s being. The Constitution is very clear; any power to review laws to see if they are constitutional belongs to the states and to the people. Therefore, the Supreme Court is itself acting unconstitutionally when it exercises the power of ‘Judicial Review.’ It would require a Constitutional Amendment specifically granting this power to the court in order for ‘Judicial Review’ to be constitutional!

And just how should the determination of “constitutionality” be handled? For that answer, it helps to understand how the Constitution is (supposed to be) amended.

 

 

 

 

H.R. 2: The “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law” Act #HR2 #LebCo #LebanonPa #Pennsylvania #Senate

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Senator Rand Paul

We need to jump on this now, Get Rand Paul to force the Senate to bring this bill up that has been sitting there for over a year now since it pass the house in 2011.

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http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr2

 

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#Pennsylvania #LebCo #LebanonPa #RPF Audit the Fed to be voted on WEDNESDAY JUNE 27

Ron Paul‘s Audit the Fed bill, HR 459, is scheduled for a markup on Wednesday, June 27, by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

http://oversight.house.gov/markup/fu…ss-meeting-30/

The bill MUST pass the committee before it heads to the House floor for a full vote.

There are 40 members of the committee:
http://oversight.house.gov/committee-members/

14 members of the committee have not yet cosponsored HR 459. They are listed below (members in bold cosponsored HR 1207 in the last Congress).

Please give them a call and urge them to vote for HR 459 at the House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday, June 27.

Use the city and zip code in case they ask if you are a constituent.

Representative District DC Office City Zip Code
Braley, Bruce D-IA-01 202-225-2911 Davenport 52801
Buerkle, Ann Marie R-NY-25 202-225-3701 Syracuse 13261
Clay, Wm. Lacy
D-MO-01 202-225-2406 St. Louis 63108
Connolly, Gerald D-VA-11 202-225-1492 Annandale 22003
Cooper, Jim D-TN-05 202-225-4311 Nashville 37219
Cummings, Elijah D-MD-07 202-225-4741 Cantonsville 21228
Davis, Danny D-IL-07 202-225-5006 Chicago 60612
Issa, Darrell R-CA-49 202-225-3906 Vista 92081
Lynch, Stephen D-MA-09 202-225-8273 Brockton 02301
Maloney, Carolyn D-NY-14 202-225-7944 New York 10128
Murphy, Chris D-CT-05 202-225-4476 Danbury 06810
Norton, Eleanor Holmes D-DC-AL 202-225-8050 DC 20020
Quigley, Mike D-IL-05 202-225-4061 Chicago 60618
Towns, Edolphus D-NY-10 202-225-5936 Brooklyn 11236

7 #Pennsylvania #Representatives still refuse to cosponsor Audit the Fed #LebanonPa #LebCo #RPF

Why are the following Representatives refusing to stand for transparency and accountability at our Nation’s Central Bank ?

If your representative is included in the above list, please call them immediately to demand they stand with the American people by cosponsoring HR 459, the Audit the Fed bill.

If your representative is already a cosponsor, I urge you to still contact them with two clear messages:

1.)  Any attempt to water down Audit the Fed – or a vote for such an attempt – will be seen as a direct attack on transparency and reported to their constituents as such.

2.)  HR 459 must receive a standalone, up or down vote on its own merits.

Congressman Paul’s HR 459 is scheduled for a vote in the U.S. House this July.

#LebanonPa #LebCo #Pennsylvania – Central Pennsylvania 4th of July Fireworks dates & times

July 4th Fireworks

July 4th

Central Pennsylvania 4th of July Fireworks listings.

 

Carlisle – Saturday, June 30 at Carlisle Fairgrounds.

Carroll Valley – Wednesday, July 4 from Liberty Mountain, 9:40 p.m.

Chambersburg – Wednesday, July 4 at Municipal Park, 9:30 p.m. Rain date is July 7.

Codorus State Park – Saturday, June 23 at 9:30 p.m. Rain date is June 24.

Ephrata – Wednesday, July 4 at Lincoln Heights Outdoor Recreation Area, 9:30 p.m.

Gettysburg – Friday, June 29 at Recreation Park, 11 p.m.

Hanover – Wednesday, July 4 at Moul Field, 9:30 p.m.

Harrisburg – Friday, June 29 at City Island, following the Senators baseball game.

Harrisburg – Tuesday, July 3 at City Island, following the Senators baseball game.

Harrisburg – Wednesday, July 4 from City Island, dusk.

Hershey – Wednesday, July 4 at Hersheypark, 10:15 p.m.

Jacobus – Wednesday, July 4 at community park, dusk. Rain date is July 5.

Lancaster – Friday, June 22 at Binns Park, 10 p.m.

Lancaster – Saturday, June 30 at Rockvale Outlets, dusk. Rain date is July 1.

Lancaster – Saturday, June 30 at baseball stadium, following the Barnstormers game.

Lancaster – Wednesday, July 4 at Long’s Park, during the musical performance.

Lancaster – Wednesday, July 4 at baseball stadium, following the Barnstormers game.

Lancaster – Saturday, July 7 at baseball stadium, following the Barnstormers game.

Lebanon – Wednesday, July 4 at Coleman Memorial Park, dusk.

Linglestown – Tuesday, July 3 at Koon’s Park, dusk.

Lititz – Wednesday, July 4 at Lititz Springs Park. Rain date is July 7.

Londonderry Township – Saturday, June 30 at Sunset Park, dusk.

Marietta – Saturday, June 30 at War Memorial Park, 10 p.m.

Mechanicsburg – Saturday, June 30 at Williams Grove Speedway, dusk.

Mechanicsburg – Thursday, July 5 at Williams Grove Speedway, dusk.

Mechanicsburg – Friday, July 6 at Williams Grove Speedway, dusk.

Millersburg – Tuesday, July 3 at Riverfront Park, dusk. Rain date is July 20.

Mountville – Saturday, June 30 at Froelich Park, 9 p.m.

New Bloomfield – Wednesday, July 4, Fire Company Carnival Grounds (behind New Bloomfield Elementary School), at 11 p.m.

New Freedom – Kiddie fireworks are Friday, July 6 at 9:30 p.m. Midnight fireworks are Tuesday, July 3. Both displays are at Lions Clubs carnival grounds.

Quarryville – Saturday, June 30 at Buck Motor Sports Park.

Red Lion – Tuesday, July 3 at Horn Field, dusk.

Shippensburg Wednesday, July 4 at Memorial Park, dusk. Rain date is July 5.

Springettsbury Township – Wednesday, July 4 at township park, following scheduled musical performance. Rain date is July 8.

Stewartstown – Tuesday, July 3 at the fairgrounds, 9:30 p.m. Rain date is July 6.

Strinestown – Saturday, June 30 at 865 Locust Point Road, Exit 28 off I-83, at 9:45 p.m. Rain date is July 1.

Walnut Bottom – Saturday, June 23 at South Newton Township Volunteer Fire Company, 16 Firehouse Road, dusk.

Waynesboro – Wednesday, July 4, across from Waynesboro Hospital, at 9:30 p.m.

Wrightsville – Wednesday, July 4 at the John Wright Building (Front & Walnut streets).

York – Wednesday, July 4, at baseball stadium, following the Revolution game.

York – Wednesday, July 4 at the York Expo Center. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Rain date is July 5.

Clematis – Ranunculaceae Botanical – “Head in the sun, feet in the shade”

Clematis Vine

Clematis Vine

Today I noticed my first bloom on the Clematis Vine. I grew this vine from seeds about two summers ago. This is the first year I see a bloom on this vine.

“Head in the sun, feet in the shade” is obviously a true old saying about the Clematis Vine, because that’s exactly what I did last fall to hopefully get some blooms this year.

This Clematis is out-back in an area behind the shed. Full sun all day. So after learning about “Head in the sun, feet in the shade” I planted midsize bushy perennials about 3 feet in-front of the Clematis Vine last fall. Wouldn’t ya know, when the perennials grew about 1.5 feet high this year my Clematis started to show some flower buds. YAY !!

Now I have my first Clematis bloom and flower buds all over. WOOT !! Now I know to move my other Clematis away from the area it’s currently in now .. maybe it’s not too late this year to see that one bloom. We’ll see.

 

Frozen Chocolate Pudding Pie

Chocolate Pudding Pie

Chocolate Pudding Pie

Today I’m making a Frozen Chocolate Pudding Pie for the kids. They skedaddled off to go fishing up at Stovers, so I decided to surprise them with a cool treat when they return. This is is another quick an easy to make good tastin’ pie.

1 pastry pie shell (this can be either pastry or if you like graham cracker)

1 package Instant Chocolate Pudding ( if I don’t make my own pudding I like to use Chocolate Fudge instant pudding) I use instant today.

1 cup Vanilla Ice Cream (on the soft side)

Whipped Cream (I like the tub cream but to make it easy you can use canned cream)

1 chocolate bar

Bake your pastry pie shell. If making your own be sure it’s rolled thin – you don’t want a apple or peach type pie shell for a frozen pudding pie.

Prepare pudding as directed on box.

add one cup vanilla ice cream to pudding. I like to take a spoon and just skim off the top of the ice cream about a cup worth. My son likes chunks of vanilla ice cream in the frozen pudding.

That’s it for now. Put the pie in the freezer 2-3 hours or so to set.

After the pie is set – decorate with whipped cream and use a peeler to shed chocolate off the bar. Put pie back in freezer for for about an hour or eat it now.

I like to put back in the freezer for awhile because the kids like to cut their own pieces and a totally frozen pie is easier for the kids and less mess for me to clean up.

Pudding Pie

Pudding Pie

Graham Cracker Pie Shell

1/3 cup butter (melted)
10 – 12 graham crackers (whole) about 1.5 cups
1/4 cup brown sugar

In a medium bowl crush up crackers. Add the sugar and butter. Mix well.

Press evenly around your pie pan. Put shell in refrigerator 1 hour or so (helps stay together when you cut it)

Bake at 375 for 10 mins.

Before you cut this shell to serve – dip bottom of pan in hot water for a 1/4 minute or so. Easier to lift pie outta the pan.

Pastry Pie Shell

1- 1/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter (cold and chopped into small pieces)

1/4 cup cold water

Combine flour and salt in big bowl.

Add butter pieces until mixture looks like crumbles.

Stir in water a tablespoon at a time, until a ball forms.

Wrap in plastic and refrigerate a couple hours.

Uhh Ohh Shaggy

Uhh Ohh Shaggy