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The Rise of The Police State

Posted in Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Freedom of Speech, Liberty, Police State, Religious Freedom, Right to Privacy, Tyranny, Unalienable Rights with tags , , , on February 17, 2017 by authorcarloscardoso

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The recent revelations about the President in his “private conversation” with foreign heads of states along with those of the National Security Advisor shows an unprecedented rise in the wielding of unconstitutional powers by the NSA. The fact that they have been spying on patriotic Americans for years who believe in our founding principles is unconscionable but  to spy and leak information on the sitting president and members of his cabinet is unfathomable. The people have spoken and the surveillance apparatus is supposed to be there to keep the president apprised of national security threats not to indiscriminately decide who they can use their broad capabilities to intimidate or destroy.

These people who it turns out were given sweeping powers by the Obama administration on the way out to undermine the current president to advance their globalist, statist and tyrannical world view must be stopped. The American people can no longer remain silent when  the uncontrolled and unaccountable people have the audacity to try and undermine the duly elected President of the United States. If they feel they can do this  to the president then who among us is safe. Our liberties have been stolen from us and it is time for American patriots to rise up in indignation and demand that these people be held accountable for their crimes against the American people.

I urge all Americans to embrace our heritage and reconnect to the unfettered love of liberty that made America great in the first place. These cowardly agents who supposedly work on our behalf in the service of OUR federal government must be held accountable and their power to spy on us must be dismantled. Those who work in the secret FISA courts need to be held to the standards set forth in our Declaration of Independence and constitutionally protected liberties.

Our unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit have been stolen from ud and it is high time that the Patriot Act, portions of the NDAA and all other unlawful usurpations be rescinded. Furthermore it is time that the true scope and size of the trechery that’s been perpetrated on the American people in the name of national security be revealed. We must rise up and demand that our government be accountable to US, the rightful rulers of this republic.

The American people need to understand the level of treachery and treason that we have allowed to transpire in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. We have silently watched our unalienable rights to free speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of religión, rights to privacy, property, a speedy trial by a jury of our peers and even the right to life to be legislated, regulated and adjudicated away. This is not the America our founders envisioned. It is the antithisis of liberty and the rise of tyranny and an uncontrolled police state.

Whether America can be saved from the would be tyrants who scheme to control us remains to be seen. The president ran on an idea of making America great again but that will be imposible if the American people don’t understand the cornerstone and foundation of what made America great in the first place. we must put the pursuit of liberty above everything else. We as a people must grasp our destiny and reclaim our rightful place as the rulers of the government. We must understand that liberty is much more than freedom and that  if we truly embrace our liberty, then and only then can America be great again.

 

God And Guns And The Fight For Liberty

Posted in Declaration of Independence, Freedom of Speech, Liberty, Politics, Religious Freedom, Unalienable Rights with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2016 by authorcarloscardoso

God and Guns is one of if not my favorite Lynyrd Skynyrd song since Johnny Van Zant joined the band. This song is so relevant especially now as it reminds us of who we are as a people and what the struggle for liberty is all about. It is all about the struggle our founding fathers went through shedding the blood of patriots and tyrants in the just cause of liberty. They did this against seemingly insurmountable odds with faith that their cause was just and as such would be looked on with favor by our Creator and would be supported by Divine Providence.

Today we once again live in a world where the forces of darkness, evil, hate and tyranny are growing in power. This is the time that tries patriot’s souls for once again we are called upon to fight this threat by shining the light of righteous liberty upon their evil plots hatched in darkness. This is a battle for the hearts, souls and minds for freedom from tyranny for every single individual in Humanity across the world. The forces of evil have grown so strong that they operate arrogantly and somewhat openly. America is the battleground in the fight against tyranny and that is why they try to divide us because they know they cannot defeat us if we stand united.

The division that the government and the media try to sow among us is a tactic used to divide and conquer. We must look within each of our own hearts and ask ourselves who are we? The answer if we look deep inside is that we are AMERICANS, united in our beliefs that “We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal with certain unalienable rights that among these are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” THAT is who we are and that simple truth makes us indivisible and strong for once again when our liberties are under siege we believe in the righteousness of our cause. We look to our Creator for faith, guidance and assistance in this great struggle to secure our birthright.

America and the ideal under which we were founded is the Creator’s vision for Humanity to live in. The Creator gave us the precious gifts of life and free will. Free will is the essence of liberty. The American founding was formed in the vision of living under God and nature’s law. That we would all be free to live as each one of us wishes, each seeking happiness in our own way. Liberty comes with great responsibilities as we must not judge or impose our will on our fellow man. We must understand that our liberties are only limited if they infringe on the liberty of anyone else. Most importantly liberty comes with the caveat that we are responsible for the consequences of our actions and choices.

Now is the time for all Americans to ignore the media and its incessant efforts to divide us, we know better. Ignorance is fertile ground for lies to be perceived as truths; therefore it is our duty to enlighten our fellow man so they cannot be deceived. Liberty is the light, the path and the ultimate answer. Patriots across this land must take up the call for the battle is underway and the power and capabilities that the tyrants have amassed is greater than any we’ve faced before. We must humble ourselves before our Creator and ask for His mercy, guidance and strength as we go forth to do his bidding. The task before us is simple, defeat the tyrants in a battle fought in the light of truth. To make the battle lines clear and stark, black and white with no gray area. This is purely and simply a fight between good and evil, between liberty and tyranny for all. We stand with our Creator in seeking justice and liberty for all.

The Real Stakes in the 2016 Election

Posted in Declaration of Independence, Foreign Policy, Freedom of Speech, Liberty, Politics, Presidential Election, Religious Freedom, Unalienable Rights with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2016 by authorcarloscardoso

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This election is a stark choice between the possibilities of two very different paths for America. I realize that one outcome is certain while the other we can only pray is different. The one thing we’ve seen in this election cycle is that the statist elites reside in both parties. They have worked in collusion to put themselves above the law and above the American people. They have done everything in their power to control the outcome of the elections and our choices of candidates against our will. Hillary Clinton and her Democratic Party machine were able to steal the election from Bernie Sanders. The Republicans very dearly wanted a Bush – Clinton election which in essence would have been no choice at all. The Bush families, like the Clintons are statist elites who wish to give away American sovereignty and our constitutionally protected unalienable rights to a one world government and the forces of tyranny. President Obama has said that Americans need to give up our sovereignty for the greater good of the world.

Enter the alternative, Donald Trump who instead speaks of a powerful America not a tool of the globalists. He speaks of putting America and her people’s interests first. Everything we have seen and learned throughout this campaign seems to indicate that the globalist’s fear a Trump election. There have been reports that Clinton and George Soros plan to initiate violence in the streets if Trump wins so the peaceful transition of power can be stopped. This seems to show that the globalists were sure that this election would be their chance to ensure that the fundamental transformation of America would be completed and the United States as formed by the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the constitutional republic ultimately formed in 1787 would be destroyed.

They didn’t think that Great Britain would actually vote to leave the European Union an unseen blow to their plans. A Trump presidency could effectively stop their plans for a generation or more. This is of course only true if we, the American people aren’t being played for fools. If in the worst case scenario either the election is a farce and is rigged for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is not independent but just another pawn of the globalists then the path to liberty will only be won with the refreshing of the Tree of Liberty with the blood of patriots and tyrants. If this is the case then it will be up to Divine Providence to look with favor on our cause.

Let’s however for a moment work under the assumption that Donald Trump is really working for us, the American people then the issues and their consequences and differences are quite clear. Hillary Clinton a liar, thief and traitor will work to destroy the America we love and she despises by her every action. The damage that she will be able to do will be irreversible through the democratic process. Let’s look at the tools or more to the point weapons she will have at her disposal.

First and foremost is the balance of the Supreme Court if Hillary wins the nature of the court will be changed so drastically as to be able to complete the destruction of our written and intended constitution along with its explicit protection of limited government and maximum individual liberty. All of our unalienable rights will be stripped away by a government that considers itself to be the grantor of our rights, taking the place of God and forcing the American people into a period of tyranny unimaginable to our founders. Consider the rights we have already had usurped by our so-called representative government. Our First, Second, Fourth Amendments have already been trampled upon with the new court they will disappear. Trump on the other hand has promised to select Supreme Court justices in the mold of Antonin Scalia who interpret the constitution as written and intended not something to evolve through judicial activism.

Secondly the American economy will be purposely destroyed by the ever growing debt that will surely come as they seek to implode our economy by a debt so large that the only way to repay it is to sell the American people and our country to foreigners. Our healthcare system will be forever destroyed as Obamacare fails and is replaced by a government issued single payer system that will effectively give control of our health and well being and literally our life and death to the government. Here again Donald Trump will work to restore American prosperity by lowering the burdens of taxes unconstitutional laws and regulations which hampers the growth of our economy, will repeal and replace Obamacare and will work to bring down the national debt.

Third Hillary is intent on keeping our borders open and changing the face and values of America. She will work to increase the acceptance of Syrian refugees without a thought to the implications and dangers that brings to our land. Donald Trump is clear on securing our borders and ensuring that legal immigrants are properly vetted and are coming here to assimilate and add to the strength of our unity. There are millions of people around the world who yearn to live in an America that promises opportunity for those willing to work for it.

Then to those who seek peace, prosperity and national security the choice again could not be clearer. Clinton has not protected our national security through her use of an illegal email server which was vulnerable to being hacked. Her mishandling of foreign affairs is unforgivable. All around the world her actions as Secretary of State have hurt America’s interests and standing in the world. Her inexcusable handling of the September, 11. 2012 attacks on the consulate in Benghazi and CIA annex leading to the deaths of four brave Americans is shameful. The policy she engineered in the Middle East from the Arab Spring in Egypt where she backed a terrorist organization over a long time US ally was foolish at best and treasonous at worst.

This is a woman who in the third presidential debate gave to the world the timeline of a United States nuclear strike. Clearly she is the candidate who cannot be trusted on issues of national security. This from a woman who has shown time and time again that her judgment is poor, misguided or purposefully treasonous. America cannot afford to take a chance on a Clinton presidency. These are but a few of the reasons why she cannot be elected. At this time in American history there is only one clear choice for President of the United States and that is Donald J. Trump.

 

The 240th Anniversary of The Declaration of Independence

Posted in Declaration of Independence, Liberty, Politics, Religious Freedom, The Fourth of July, Unalienable Rights with tags , , , , on July 4, 2016 by authorcarloscardoso

Thomas JeffersonIn 1776 we loudly and boldly declared to the world that in the pursuit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness we were leaving the world’s most powerful empire. This action was eloquently expressed by Thomas Jefferson and signed by the members of the Continental Congress. We declared that all men were created equal with certain unalienable rights and when a government ran counter to our pursuit of these rights we claimed the power to dissolve the bonds that connect us. As we approach the 240th anniversary of this momentous event in the history of all Mankind we must take the time to not only reflect on the courage it took to defy the world’s greatest power with firm reliance on Divine Providence to assist us in this quest but the nature of our unalienable rights.

Rights are the foundation of Liberty which leads to the expansion of freedom. Rights as we’ve stated before come from our Creator and therefore are ours to exercise as we choose. Our rights most importantly due to their Divine nature cannot be taken away from us by any government or individual. Rights are much more than just the few Liberties listed in the Bill of Rights in the constitution. The constitution gave a few enumerated powers to the federal government and the rest of the powers were left to the Sovereign States and Individuals. Unfortunately the government has not been bound by the constitution and has grown beyond its powers and has limited our Liberties.

We have the right to free speech, freedom of religion and assembly. We have the right to keep and bear arms without infringement. The right to bear arms is to defend ourselves, our friends and our property but most importantly our right and Liberty against a government that grows tyrannical. Anyone who says that this is outdated or not the intention of the Second Amendment needs to heed the words of Thomas Jefferson. “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” We have the right to privacy in our persons, papers, effects and property. The list of our rights is too long to list because we basically have the right to do anything we want as long as we don’t infringe on the rights of others.

Liberty is self governance, claiming the ability to do as we wish as sovereign individuals with equal rights given to us by our Creator. Basically stating that we claim the right to the Creator’s gift of free will, enabling us to choose how we chose to live. This is the essence and the source of our rights. Liberty then comes with the responsibility that we can do as we wish as long as our actions do not conflict with the liberty of another. It also comes with the responsibility to allow others to choose different paths in their pursuit of happiness even if it contradicts our beliefs. Liberty allows us to choose for ourselves but also makes us responsible to respect the same freedom of choice to our fellow men. Judgment of right or wrong is not our place in this world but is instead left to our Creator to ultimately judge our actions.

Liberty also has one other very important component. We are responsible for the consequences of our actions and or inactions. We are equally free to pursue happiness but are responsible for the outcome. We came into the world with nothing and need to understand that the world owes us nothing. It is up to us to be responsible for making the most of our God given talents, work hard to achieve and earn the life we can. We may be rich, have enough to be considered middle class or be poor, but wherever we end up is up to us and our Creator’s will. Just remember that by embracing our rights we are empowered to directly affect the outcome of our lives and those of our families. The flame of Liberty that has directly led to the miraculous improvement of the Human condition across the world and to the incredible advancements in science, medicine and technology over the past 240 years is remarkable compared to the slow expansion of improvements over the whole history of Mankind.

It is an indisputable testament to the power that is unleashed when Liberty is allowed to flourish. Consider the acceleration of Human evolution if everyone in the world could be freed, able to understand, embrace and practice Liberty. If all of Mankind rose as one and said we will exercise our unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. What would happen if all of Mankind embraced the responsibility of Liberty? What an incredible world we would be living in if everyone understood our unalienable rights and practiced responsible Liberty. That is the true possibility expressed in The Declaration of Independence, the unleashing of the Human spirit to its fullest potential.

The Obama Administration and 9/11

Posted in Foreign Policy, Freedom of Speech, Politics, Religious Freedom with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2012 by authorcarloscardoso

The Democratic Convention was tremendous political theater for the American electorate. Speaker after speaker talking about American exceptionalism and then ending their speeches with God bless America. Perfectly choreographed as they told us that Osama Bin Laden was dead and for all intents and purposes so was Al Qaeda and the threat of terrorism , unfortunately none of this was true or indicative of their positions. This President toured the world apologizing for our arrogance in thinking that we were better than any other country. Through his words and his deeds he said we had no right to proclaim America was exceptional. This convention was run by this administration and it was no coincidence that the platform had no mention of God in it or recognition that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel. The charade fell apart when the media reported on these glaring omissions and they were forced to try and fix it by bringing it to a vote. The delegates were asked by voice vote three times looking for the required two thirds majority before the chair declared that the ayes had it and the language was inserted into the platform. The floor erupted in a loud chorus of boos as a two thirds majority had not agreed but the administration knew it had to embrace the platform change and forced it through.

Obama reached out to the Muslim world in his Cairo speech in 2009 going so far as to say we were a Muslim nation as well. He quoted “the holy Koran” several times and talked about his experience hearing the call to prayer in the morning on three continents and was now, “here, where Islam was revealed”. Eventually the cry for democracy began to fill the streets of the Middle East, beginning in Iran. The President was strangely silent as the protesters were jailed, beaten and killed and the Ayatollahs and President Ahmedinejad stayed in power. The so called Arab Spring then spread from Tunisia to Egypt where he sided with the protesters and called for a loyal United States ally to step down. President Mubarak was toppled giving rise to the Muslim Brotherhood gaining a majority in parliament and the election of President Morsi. We then intervened with Nato partners namely France and Germany in Libya in their civil war. This action was an undeclared war which is, by our Constitution, a power held by Congress. He sidestepped Congress and the War Powers Act by saying no ground troops were involved. This while hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from U.S. warships overstepping his Constitutional powers and shifting the balance of power to the rebels, toppling Ghaddafi

This leads us to September 11, 2012 where a regime led by President Morsi who we helped gain power watched and did nothing as protesters descended on our embassy in Cairo supposedly enraged that their prophet had been blasphemed in a relatively unknown YouTube video. Our government had 24 hour notice of the impending danger in Cairo and did nothing. So on September 11th we watched as our embassy was breached, our flag desecrated and replaced by an Al Qaeda flag. Thousands of protestors chanted Obama, Obama we are all Osamas. How did our government respond? They apologized and said the video had nothing to do with the United States government.

Meanwhile in Benghazi, Libya our consulate was attacked and set ablaze. Four Americans were killed including our ambassador who was brutally attacked, sodomized and dragged through the streets. He was a man who had been there throughout the conflict working with the rebels and this is how he was repaid. Our government immediately dismissed the notion that this was a terrorist attack insisting we were told, it was angry crowds reacting spontaneously to the insult to Islam. The Libyan transitional government called it a terrorist act and yet we had our U.N. Ambassador lie to us, the truth is our government was unprepared on September 11th and their weakness on foreign policy directly led to these attacks and Obama’s reaction reinforced his unwillingness to stand up and say the war on terror is ongoing. The President not only didn’t face the truth with the American people he showed indifference to the importance of this happening to us on this solemn day where we remember all that was lost in 2001. This President has failed the American people and sent a signal of weakness to the Middle East in his reaction to the violence committed against us on 9-11 of all days. He apologized to the Muslim world with a half hearted mention of our God given right of free speech while condeming the hate speech against Islam. Calling for responsible speech yet saying there is still no reason for acts of violence. This policy of apologizing for American insensitivites to Muslim feelings while he attacks the very tenets of many Christians with the power of coercive laws here at home is hypocritical and unconscionable. His actions speak louder than his words calling himself a Christian. The President in light of what happened decided to go to Las Vegas for a rally and fundraiser. His words at that rally in acknowledging just the beginning of what would spread to anti-American protests around the globe were a slap in the face of all Americans. He said and I quote,” Yesterday we had a tough day”. This weakness, apologizing and lack of indignation should be outrageous and unacceptable to us all.

The Catholic Perspective on the Election of 2012

Posted in Politics, Religious Freedom with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by authorcarloscardoso

The election of 2012 presents us with multiple issues that pertain to our faith and for the first time the ability to practice it freely. We as Catholics are called to follow our faith and conscience as we reflect on the issues pertaining to our choice of candidates. It is our moral duty to examine the candidates’ positions and beliefs, their consistency with our Church teachings and promoting our values. We are called to be living examples of promoting the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spreading the Churches’ teachings through our actions, words and deeds. The election process is a key example of how we can promote Catholic values through selecting candidates who will embrace and defend our principles.

This election we have several issues that relate directly to our Catholic faith. We have the issue of legalized abortion, protecting the sanctity of life from conception. The Church has always promoted a pro-life position and advocated for us to consider this as we choose our candidates to represent us. We have the issue of protecting the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman as the foundation of society. The Sacrament of Matrimony is clearly defined and celebrated throughout Scripture. The issue of supporting gay marriage runs counter to our beliefs and church teachings throughout the centuries that matrimony is blessed by God and is an instrument of God’s will to bless us with children. The promotion of gay marriage clearly runs counter to our teachings, beliefs and the best interests of society as a whole. We cannot fall into the trap of those who would argue that gay marriage is about discriminating against gays and taking away their rights.

We also have the fight to preserve our first amendment right to Freedom of Religion which for the first time ever in American history is under attack. The Church is being forced to choose between continuing our ongoing mission to provide essential services to the community, through our charitable organizations that serve the poor, our hospitals that serve the sick, our universities that help to promote higher learning and our Christian values and go against our conscience, religious beliefs and church teachings or stop providing these essential services. The pundits have taken to calling this an attack against women when nothing could be further from the truth. This is not about denying women access to contraceptives, but about denying us our God given right to follow our religion and religious positions without interference from the federal government. A major reason why the first immigrants came here was to escape state sponsored religion and establish freedom from government sponsored religion. This is an unprecedented federal government attempt to undermine one of the major tenets of our system of government which provides for freedom to practice our religion free from federal interference, we cannot allow it to be undermined. This is an issue we cannot take lightly as the next president could conceivably be able to choose two Supreme Court Justice Nominees during this next term which could affect the direction of the court for many years to come. We Catholics must stand up united on Election Day defending the positions that define us. We must help this nation find its moral compass so that God may continue to bless this great country.