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Government Tyranny And The Loss Of Liberty

Posted in Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior, Liberty, Tyranny, Unalienable Rights, Veterans Administration with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2017 by authorcarloscardoso

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It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. This one speaks volumes. This nation was conceived in liberty, that with liberty we accepted responsibility for ourselves, our actions and the outcomes of our actions and decisions. We were declaring independence and yet today we have many who have fallen into a trap. Benjamin Franklin said, ” Neither a debtor or a lender be”. Yet we have a government that understands the danger of being dependant and still celebrates the number of lost souls who have given themselves over to their control.

There is something sinister about a government that tries to control the population and tries to paint it as charitable. They hide their desire for power in a facade of charity and caring. There is nothing charitable about stealing the fruits of one’s labor to enslave their neighbors. That is the irony of the welfare state. Benjamin Franklin was truly wise because he saw not only the danger but the immorality of government programs to “help” the poor. He said, “I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”

We live in a time where our government has broken free of the chains of the constitution meant to bind it. It has used deceit to take powers unto itself and deprive us of our liberty. 46 million people are dependent on the government for their ability to eat ensuring their ability to survive. They take over our healthcare system to control our access to medical care and not only our quality of life but who lives and who dies. If you think that statement is an exaggeration then think about the revelations about the VA System and how many veterans died needlessly because they were denied timely and adequate healthcare.

Then consider the extraordinary powers they have amassed in the name of national security at the price of our right to privacy. The illegal surveillance of the American people is tyranny spreading at the loss of the right to privacy in our persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures. The militarization of our police allows them to effectively occupy our cities, trample our liberties as we witnessed in Boston and the people cheered. No wonder the tyrants are so emboldened for we have lost sight of the value, and love of liberty which our founders held so dear. Again I must point to the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin who said those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

So when the government gains power and influence over our lives and how we live our liberties are diminished. It is time to embrace liberty and the 10th Amendment. We must understand that all powers not delegated to the federal government by the constitution, nor prohibited to it by the States, are reserved to the States respectively or to the people. We have to regain those powers that have been taken from us whether it be by legislation, regulation or adjudication. Any usurpation of our liberties and unalienable rights must be resisted for it is our duty to nullify and end the tyrannical powers that our government has imposed upon us.

It is time for the power to be returned to the people, the rightful rulers of this land and for this government to be cut down to its rightful size. Here I remind the American people what Franklin said when asked what type of government we had been given at the end of the Constitutional Convention replied, “A republic if you can keep it.” It seems that we are at a point in history where we will ultimately be called upon to answer this important question. Are we willing to ensure that liberty thrives and our republic survives? We are the generation on which the responsibility to save our republic has been thrust upon. The question is are we up to the challenge?

 

The Constitutional Party of Nevada and What It Stands For

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by authorcarloscardoso

The Constitutional Party of Nevada is a party unlike any other. The Constitution Party stands for loyalty to State and Country above party, Country above special interest and Individual Liberty above big government. The Constitution Party believes that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as written and intended by our Founding Fathers is the supreme law of the land and that no one is above the law. The belief that Liberty is endowed in us by our Creator and government’s most important role is to protect our liberties. These documents define who we are as a people and what America stands for. We stand in opposition to the NDAA, Common Core, Obamacare, Agenda 21 and all UN attempts to infringe on our sovereignty, property rights and all other efforts to usurp our Liberty. We stand ready and willing to work with all like-minded groups, organizations, parties and Individuals to elect candidates who will work to restore our Liberty and shrink the federal government back to its enumerated powers. We oppose the current fiscal policy of growing national debt and the Federal Reserve policy of printing money. We believe that the Federal Reserve is unconstitutional and should be ended and those responsible for plundering our nation’s wealth should be held accountable. Constitution Party of Nevada Flyer

The Senate Vote on Cloture

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2013 by authorcarloscardoso

The Senate Vote on Cloture
The Senate has unanimously passed the House of Representatives’ Continuing Resolution which funds all federal government spending with the exception of funds earmarked for implementation of The Affordable Care Act. The next step is the vote to end debate or cloture which requires 60 votes to pass. If the vote for cloture passses the Senate Majority Leader can then control the amendment process and strip the language defunding the spending earmarked for the The Affordable Care Act by a simple majority of 51 votes and then send it back to the House in a take it or leave it manner placing the blame of a possible government shutdown squarely on the House Republican leadership. This game of brinkmanship is the way that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has run the Senate in his tenure in a my way or the highway manner. This time however the shoe is on the other foot if the 46 Republican Senators remain united and defy the majority leader the ability to end debate. Then Senator Reid will have no choice but to accept the bill as written and send it on to President Obama. The President will then have to decide whether to sign the bill or own the federal government shutdown by vetoing the bill. Ultimately the power of the purse under our Constitution lies with the Congress. The President’s responsibility is to faithfully execute those laws. In the case of the Affordable Care Act the President has overstepped his authority and has not fully implemented the law as written.

It is time the Republicans stand firm on their convictions, principles and promises to the American people. The House has funded the government with all its largesse except the funding for implementation of Obamacare which incidently includes the hiring of an additional 16,000 IRS agents. An agency mired in scandal which has still not been addressed and no one has been held accountable or been prosecuted for. Is this the agency we Americans want to grow, be given even more of our private information and control of our personal lives? This is an agency that has already been shown to be abusive to individuals and used to muzzle our free speech and by extension suppress voter participation by enemies of this administration. President Obama did use the term, “punish his enemies”, during his campaign for reelection. How ironic that after the stunning 2010 midterm election results giving control of the House of Representatives, the President’s enemies namely the Tea Party were targeted for excessive scrutiny, delay and investigations denying them to organize from 2010 all the way past the 2012 elections when the allegations became public. This is a fight that must and can be won. There is still a looming debt ceiling limit which victory here can only strengthen the Republican position on raising the debt limit but only by tying it to cutting unnecessary government spending.

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.

The Truth About Medicare

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2012 by authorcarloscardoso

There have been many political ads trying to scare America’s seniors into believing that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan wish to end Medicare and break our commitment to our seniors, nothing could be further from the truth. Quite to the contrary, they are the only candidates who have promised to keep Medicare benefits for all Americans 55 or older. Beginning with keeping the $716 billion dollars being taken out by Obamacare to help fund it, believing our seniors deserve what they paid into and worked for their whole lives, and were promised. Obama made no effort to strengthen the program in his first term, ignoring Medicare completely, knowingly allowing it to head towards bankruptcy making it unavailable to future generations.

Obama’s plan allows Medicare to go bankrupt in 2024 without offering a solution. It takes over $716 billion from the program for Obamacare and then empowers 15 bureaucrats to make further cuts who are unelected and unaccountable to congressional overview. The Romney approach differs greatly from Obama’s; together with Paul Ryan they have bipartisan support for keeping benefits intact for anyone 55 or older. They also want to ensure that the promises made to all other Americans are sustainable and will be there when they need it. Obama‘s trying to scare you because as he said himself as a candidate in 2008, when you have no new ideas to offer, no record to run on, you resort to trying to use scare tactics against your opponent.

The truth is there’s been a lack of leadership, four years and nothing to brag about but the passage of Obamacare, a hugely unpopular law adding one trillion dollars in taxes on top of the theft of over $700 billion from Medicare to pay for it. We were told it was not a tax yet it is actually the largest tax increase in American history The Romney, Ryan plan is to keep that money in Medicare where it belongs and work from day one towards enacting the full repeal of Obamacare. This alone eliminates a trillion dollar tax increase, while undoing another entitlement program that we ultimately can’t afford. The president promised he would cut the deficit in half in his first term, another broken campaign promise, instead he added $5 trillion in additional debt, all in just four years. Spending without budgeting restraint, helped by the fact that ally Senator Harry Reid has not allowed a vote on a budget on the Senate floor since 2009.

The choice on Medicare is simple, you have Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan vowing to keep our promises to all Americans 55 or older while working on a bipartisan plan to ensure we can offer future generations a Medicare program they can rely on. The other choice is Obamacare and its decimation of Medicare by stealing over $716 billion, straddling us with debt, building an entitlement program with a trillion dollar tax increase on top of the $5 trillion dollars he has added to the deficit. Unfortunately Obama’s distorting the Romney plan, because after four years he has no plan, no vision and no record. No path towards saving Medicare while speeding up its destruction so he must resort to scare tactics.