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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Revelation 11:13

And the same hour was there a great earthquake:

In a wide-ranging video address posted online, Moore said that the race between him and Jones remained close, and that military and provisional ballots had yet to be counted. 

"We are indeed in a struggle to preserve our republic, our civilization, and our religion and to set free a suffering humanity," he said. " And the battle rages on."  
...
"Abortion, sodomy, and materialism have taken the place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

The address came a day after Jones pulled off an upset win over Moore in the race for the Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

After the race was called for Jones Tuesday night, Moore did not concede. Instead, his campaign manager suggested that the votes may need to be recounted, citing a state law mandating a recount if the final margin of victory is within half a percentage point.

Jones beat Moore by 1.5 percent of the vote.

And the Jones supporters were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

ntodd

December 13, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

There are too many Amendments these days. Please eliminate three.

I am NOT a crackpot:

[O]ne of the hosts says he would like to see an amendment that would void all the amendments after the Tenth.
"That would eliminate many problems," Moore replied. "You know people don't understand how some of these amendments have completely tried to wreck the form of government that our forefathers intended."
Moore cited the 17th Amendment, which calls for the direct election of senators by voters rather than state legislatures, as one he particularly found troublesome.

Sure, dump the 11th and 12th, but not the 17th!

ntodd

December 10, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (2)

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Salt The Earth

Congress, December 9, 1776:

Whereas, in consequence of many complaints that engrossers had distressed the public, by raising salt to an exorbitant price, the council of safety of Pensylvania, with the approbation of Congress, took the management of the affair into their hands, and have endeavoured, by as just and equal a distribution as possible of the salt imported from time to time, to supply the different parts of the country; yet, it is found upon trial, either from the artful conduct of interested persons not discovered, or from the impossibility of the thing itself, that the remedy has been ineffectual; and, on the contrary, salt continues scarcer and dearer in this port, than where no regulation has been tried: Therefore,

Resolved, That it be recommended to the council of safety of Pensylvania, to take off all restraint upon the sale of salt; and give public notice, that it shall be lawful for any person to import and sell it, in such manner, and at such price, as he shall find voluntary purchasers.

The salt issue was a pretty big deal at the start of our Ole Revolution.  Not unlike in India a couple centuries later.

ntodd

December 10, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Monday, December 04, 2017

The First Thanksgiving

A year before those Pilgrims:

Each first Sunday in November a Thanksgiving Festival is held at the Berkeley Plantation in accordance with documentation from 1619. The event fulfills instructions given to the 38 settlers who arrived on the banks of the James River at Berkeley Hundred as documented in the proclamation:

"Wee ordaine that the day of our ships arrival at the place assigned for plantacon in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God."

The settlers set sail in a ship called The Margaret from the Port of Bristol in England, where at the Berkeley Castle funding for the journey was supplied by landowners including Sir Richard Berkeley and William Throckmorton. Agriculture was going through difficult times and many people in the area wanted to start a new life for themselves in America, and so they joined the leaders Sir John Woodleefe, George Thorpe, and John Smyth, who had planned this remarkable and historic voyage. Although they encountered severe weather that delayed their journey, the landing on December 4, 1619, is well documented by the Virginia Company of London.

Nobody teaches this in school, prolly because the northern colony had a better marketing department...

ntodd

December 4, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (1)

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Friday, December 01, 2017

A Corrupt Bargain

Founding Father John Q Adams totally would've won the popular vote in 1824 if it weren't for all the voting by illegals that Andy Jackson and Donald Trump would deport.

ntodd

December 1, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Leaving To Spend More Time With His Constitution

Good:

Rep. John Conyers has decided to resign from his post as the leading Democrat on the Judiciary Committee after accusations that he sexually harassed aides.

Yeah, I still resent him and his disdain for my beloved Pinkers, in hearings and elsewhere.

ntodd

November 26, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution, Pax Americana | Permalink | Comments (1)

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

The First Cranksgiving

Damned Socialists shoulda done died.

ntodd

November 23, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

George Washington Knew How To Party

Finally, a meme that is pretty accurate!  $15k on booze for 55 gents...George clearly was lying when he decried parties in American politics.

ntodd

November 22, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

"I hereby resign the Office of President of the United States."

Our long national nightmare is over.  Thank you, President Clinton, for your service these last 10 months, despite all those emails.

ntodd

November 19, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (3)

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

"The law is telling me to do something really, really stupid."

And Gorsuch obliges every damned day.  Because he thinks the Constitution is a homicide pact.

ntodd

November 18, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Our First Pro-Slavery Government

We have at length finished the Confederation and shall send it to the different States in a few days with strong exortation to give it quick consideration and speedy return.

 - Richard Henry Lee to Samuel Adams, November 15, 1777

Speedy return?  Not so much: didn't go into effect until March 1, 1781 (Maryland was the last to ratify about a week earlier).  Heck, it was first reported a week after the Declaration, so it took them 16 months just to agree to the final proposal.  Cut 'em slack, tho, because there was a little war on.

And as I've noted before, slavery figured pretty heavily in the debates.  The issue didn't go away after ratification, as the Confederation Congress tried vainly to amend the Articles, proposing a well-known "federal ratio" to count slaves for tax purposes.

The Framers in Philadelphia used the same math since it'd been approved by 11 of the states previously--NH and RI had rejected the amendment, so without unanimity it never was adopted, proving the Articles were pretty useless.  Why reinvent the wheel, especially when commerce was at stake, amirite?

ntodd

November 15, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Without Hamilton, There Never Would've Been Rap Music

Ignore the comment thread shat on by a silly old rock-n-roll critic.  Instead just read about our Glorious God Hamilton and his great love of material things that allowed him to compromise with slavers.  Commercialism has always been part of the rot in America's soul.

ntodd

November 12, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

All great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties

Here's some Constitutional Originalism for ya:

In ye name of God Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by ye Grace of God, of great Britaine, Franc, & Yreland, King, defender of ye Faith, &c.

Haveing undertaken, for ye Glorie of God, and advancements of ye Christian faith, and the honour of our King & countrie, a voyage to plant ye first colonie in ye Northern parts of Virginia; Doe by these presents, solemnly & mutualy, in ye presence of God, and one of another; covenant & combine ourselves together into a Civill body politick; for our better ordering, & preservation & furtherance of ye ends aforesaid; and by vertue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just & equal Lawes, ordinances, Acts, constitutions, & offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for ye generall good of ye Colonie; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

In witnes wherof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cap-Codd ye 11 of November [Nov 21, Gregorian], in ye year of ye raigne of our soveraigne Lord King James, of England, France, & Yreland, ye eighteenth, and of Scotland ye fiftie fourth, Ano: Dom. 1620.

Governor Bradford provided some context:

I Shall a litle returne backe and begine with a combination made by them before they came ashore, being ye first foundation of their govermente in this place; occasioned partly by ye discontented & mutinous speeches that some of the strangers amongst them had let fall from them in ye ship — That when they came a shore they would use their owne libertie; for none had power to comand them, the patente they had being for Virginia, and not for Newengland, which belonged to an other Goverment, with which ye Virginia Company had nothing to doe. And partly that shuch an acte by them done (this their condition considered) might be as firme as any patent, and in some respects more sure.
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After this they chose, or rather confirmed, Mr. John Carver (a man godly & well approved amongst them) their Governour for that year. And after they had provided a place for their goods, or comone store, (which were long in unlading for want of boats, foulnes of winter weather, and sicknes of diverce,) and begune some small cottages for their habitation, as time would admitte, they mette and consulted of lawes & orders, both for their civill & military Govermente, as ye necessitie of their condition did require, still adding therunto as urgent occasion in severall times, and as cases did require. 

In these hard & difficulte beginings they found some discontents & murmurings arise amongst some, and mutinous speeches & carriags in other; but they were soone quelled & overcome by ye wisdome, patience, and just & equall carrage of things by ye Govr and better part, wch clave faithfully togeather in ye maine. 

And without Trumpcare, 2 or 3 who dyed [sic] every day...

ntodd

November 11, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

"I am sorry to learn that so many of your Negroes are still missing."

On this date in 1783:

Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson, a delegate for Virginia, attended, and took his seat.
...

A motion was made by Mr. [Elbridge] Gerry, seconded by Mr. [James] McHenry,

That the Commander in Chief be authorised and directed, after the evacuation of New York by the British forces, to discharge the federal army, except 500 men, with proper officers, or such number as he may judge necessary for garrisoning the posts, and guarding the public magazines of the United States.

And that this motion be referred to the Commander in Chief, to take order.

On the question to agree to this, the yeas and nays being required by Mr. [James] McHenry...

So the question was lost.

Not sure why the NC and SC delegates were split, defeating the motion through the lack of unanimity required by our stupid Articles.  But the whole Evacauation thing was rife with controversy.  First, the Preliminary Articles of Peace from the previous November stipulated:

All Prisoners on both sides shall be set at Liberty, & his Britannic Majesty shall, with all convenient speed, & without causing any Destruction or carrying away any Negroes, or other Property of the American Inhabitants withdraw all his Armies Garrisons and Fleets from the said United States.

British General Guy Carleton wrote American General George Washington in May detailing his interpretation of the agreement:

I enclose a copy of an order which I have given out to prevent the carrying away any negroes, or other property of the american Inhabitants. I understand from the Gentlemen therein named, that they visited the fleet bound to Nova Scotia, and ordered on shore whatever came clearly under the above description; There appeared to be but little difference of opinion, except in the case of negroes who had been declared free previous to my arrival: as I had no right to deprive them of that liberty I found them possessed of, an accurate register was taken of every circumstance respecting them, so as to serve as a record of the name of the original proprietor of the negro, and as a rule by which to judge of his value: by this open method of conducting the business I hoped to prevent all fraud, and whatever might admit of different constructions is left open for future explanation or compensation. Had these negroes been denied permission to embark, they would, in spite of every means to prevent it, have found various methods of quitting this place, so that the former owner would no longer have been able to trace them, and of course would have lost, in every way, all chance of compensation.

Boohoo say American Slavers:

I am sorry to learn that so many of your Negroes are still missing; & the more so, as I fear that it will not be an easy matter to recover them. Sr. Guy Carleton has very explicitly given it as his opinion that the Negroes within the British Lines can not be claimed by virtue of the Preliminary Treaty, as property belonging to the Citizens of the United States, because they have been declared free by Proclamations, issued by Officers acting under the authority of the King of Great Britain. This is a most impudent evasion of the Treaty; & yet we are not in a condition to help ourselves. 

Sadly, America was just too darn weak to make the British not take our human chattel.  I'm sure American General John Kelly will help make us great enough to prevent such foreign impudence in future...

ntodd

November 4, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Friday, November 03, 2017

Cloaking Devices

Federalist 70 is so quaint.  Stupid Alexander Hamilton.  What an asshole.

ntodd

November 3, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Thursday, November 02, 2017

SAD PREZNIT IS SAD!

You could always quit, Lord Dampnut:

The saddest thing, is because I'm the president of the United States, I'm not supposed to be involved in the Justice Department. I am not supposed to be involved in the FBI. I'm not supposed to be doing the kinds of things I would love to be doing and I'm very frustrated by it.

It must really suck to have to (ostensibly) do your job and not micromanage persecuting your political opponents.

ntodd

November 2, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (1)

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

No, Seriously, Kelly And Sanders Are Right

The Civil War was, in fact, caused by an inability to compromise over constitutional human bondage.  All y'all can thank South Carolina and her sister traitors for not accepting the offer to keep their slavery within their own borders and firing the first shot (not to mention stomping off before The Great Emancipator was even sworn in). 

ntodd

November 1, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Kinder, Kirche, und Kuche

Defender of Womanhood, General Kelly:

When I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country.  Women were sacred and looked upon with great honor.

Reminded me of das Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter, and the Rosenstrasse wives' resistance in Berlin:

By the third day SS troops were given orders to train their guns on the crowd but to fire only warning shots. They did so numerous times, scattering the women to nearby alleyways. But the wives always returned and held their ground. They knew the soldiers would never fire directly at them because they were of German blood. Also, arresting or jailing any of the women would have been the rankest hypocrisy: According to Nazi theories, women were intellectually incapable of political action. So women dissenters were the last thing the Nazis wanted to have Germans hear about, and turning them into martyrs would have ruined the Nazis' self-considered image as the protector of motherhood.

Say what you will about Hitler, he never grabbed a mutter by die Muschi.

ntodd

October 21, 2017 in Conscience, Constitution, Schmonstitution, Soaking In Patriarchy | Permalink | Comments (0)

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Friday, October 20, 2017

We had not been unaware of the danger to which our peace would be perpetually exposed

Damn Jefferson's nefarious subversion of the Constitution on this date, 1803:

The Senate resumed the consideration of the treaty and conventions, made with the First Consul of France; and, on the question, Will the Senate agree to the ratification of the same?

  • It passed in the affirmative,
  • Yeas, ... 24,
  • Nays, ... 7.

Those Who voted in the affirmative, are--Messrs. Anderson, Bailey, Baldwin, Bradley, Breckinridge, Brown, Butler, Clinton, Cocke, Condit, Dayton, Ellery, Franklin, Jackson, Logan, Maclay, Nicholas, Potter, Israel Smith, Samuel Smith, Stone, Taylor, Worthington, and Wright.

Those who voted in the negative, are‐Messrs. Hillhouse, Olcott Pickering, Plumer, Tracy, Wells, and White.

So it was,

"Resolved, (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring therein,) That the Senate do advise and consent to the ratification of the treaty, as well as to the ratification of the two conventions connected therewith, made and concluded at Paris, on the 10th day of Floreal, in the 11th year of the French Republic, (30th April, 1803,) between the United States and the said French Republic, by Robert R. Livingston and James Monroe, Ministers Plenipotentiary on the part of the United States, and Barbi Marbois, Minister of the Public Treasury of the French Republic, on the part of the said Republic."

Ordered, That the Secretary lay this resolution before the President of the United States.

The next day, Senator Breckinridge indicated he would bring in a bill that enabled President Jefferson to actually take possession of the Louisiana Purchase.  Interestingly enough, it's the same day that one John Quincy Adams was admitted as a member of the Senate, and what ultimately would become the 12th Amendment, fixing some serious defects in the Electoral College with the rise of our first party system post-Washington, was proposed.

And it was all downhill from there...

ntodd

October 20, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

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If you want to get into a debate with a black Congresswoman, I think that that’s something highly inappropriate.

Gen Kelly forgets that the military is subservient to civilian control.  And that lying is wrong.

ntodd

PS--To those who cry, "it's a distraction, you dummies!"  STFU.  We can multitask, first of all, and this is his tell, which is actually quite useful to note (and an atrocity to document).  Stop acting like conspiracy nuts who just want to seem smart and in the know.

October 20, 2017 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (1)