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Evidence of How Greed Can Be VERY Expensive:

The two Boeing 737 MAX jets that crashed (which killed 189 in OCT-2018, and killed 157 in MAR-2019) was due to a software problem.
The Boeing 737 MAX jets are grounded.
But there’s a much deeper scandal.

Boeing outsourced the software to inexperienced $9-per-hour software developers in India, because Boeing did not want to pay $35-to-$70 per hour for experienced U.S. based software engineers. Longtime Boeing engineers revealed that the problematic Boeing 737 Max software was plagued by issues, and it was developed at a time when Boeing was laying off experienced engineers, which led to the reliance on temporary workers making as little as $9-per-hour to develop and test software in India (who often lacked a sufficient background in aerospace technologies).
More . . .

Posted by d.a.n at July 1, 2019 2:27 PM
Comments
Comment #445640

Great post, d.a.n. It points out a problem in part brought on by globalism and by the fact that Boeing is ‘too big to fail’.

Some 20 years of globalism has weakened and corrupted the previous old U.S. business model. Today the country is riff with so-called ‘skilled workers’ of foreign origin that have replaced many senior and well paid U.S. workers. For some companies its been a wholesale replacement of the old workforce. Do you have some numbers for us relative to certain U.S. companies? Fair to say that many bridges, tall buildings and the like have been built with significant foreign labor. For sure we can expect similar catastrophic failures in the future.

Boeing will likely take a big financial hit but they won’t be bankrupted as they are too big to fail. Just like many big corps are bailed out during recessions as they are considered too ‘important’ to the nation to allow them to fail.

President Trump is pulling us away from globalism, adopting a merit based immigration policy. This might help some but the U.S. is likely to keep importing something like a million foreign workers yearly.

Repealing the 17th amendment would help re the ‘to big to fail’ problem. Senators and reps are just too close to big business and would never opt for repealing the 17th.

But, if the people can gain access to gov’t thru Article V P2 of the Constitution much could be done re the ‘too big to fail’ malady. A review of the post/thread below in the middle column goes toward Article V P2 and repeal of the 17th.

The Founders were visionary in putting rights into the Constitution that, even in these ‘modern’ times, serve to protect the country and its citizens.

But, some leaders (influenced by big corps) refuse to follow the Constitution in its entirety.

Liberals are willing to accept the risk of an occasional jet crash as one of their main objectives is to inure more’diversity’. Similar, they will accept the crimes committed by illegal aliens against the U.S. populace so long as their push for open borders immigration is not impeded.

So, we need more ‘Trumpism’ and maybe the President will become interested in Article V P2 as a way to attain rights for the citizens.

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 1, 2019 5:56 PM
Comment #445648

When did it become acceptable to reference a blog for a blog? This is another example of the echo chamber the right likes to use, in order to validate suspect information.

Of course Dan could have plagiarized the blog, as he has multiple times for other “information” he has posted. Think information about Texas, or how to handle spammers. However the problem with the article he referenced, is that it leaves out important information.

Indeed Boeing will have many questions to answer when all the issues they are experiencing are finally rectified. The question of foreign software engineers however may not be one of those questions.

For one, software engineers aren’t expected to know anything about aerodynamics, or are responsible for quality control testing. Systems engineers would be responsible for integrating the new software into their programs. It is evident insufficient testing and training took place.

Second of all, the sensors used had a large failure rate, and the 737 Max utilized multiple sensors. The multiple sensors affected how the software interpreted incoming data, especially when one failed and another still functioned. This is something Boeing failed to anticipate. Also since a sensor failure didn’t always result in issues. This indicates there were more complicated software/hardware issues than angle of attack monitoring.

Finally it is being reported that HCL (the Indian company hired) did not work on the MCAS system. Which would not be surprising, as I suspect a large complex system such as an aircraft has multiple systems running simultaneously, some critical and some not. The assumption that HCL worked on the MCAS system is being denied by Boeing and HCL.

As far as globalism goes, the United States was the main beneficiary of globalism after WW II. However in the 1960’s foreign governments and businesses started developing their own industries. Not surprisingly most of our middle class, came into existence after WW II. But since the growth of foreign industries, this has put pressure on our own middle class. Of course just ask farmers how they feel about globalism. They will tell you how they depend on it to sale their products.

Back to Boeing, evidently part of the reason the hired software engineers for India, is because it satisfied a requirement of an 11 Billion dollar contract they received from India. Which required they reinvest 1.7 billion into Indian industries. Boeing also has another 22 Billion dollar military contract with India. So the expectation that they invest some money with India makes sense.

In the past two weeks, I’ve seen a link to a poster of Texas and Mexico, blamed on the left. It turns out this poster was developed by people on the right to inflame their base. I’ve seen a link to a video, which was developed by a person who has been sued successfully for editing a video to create a false narrative. I’ve seen references to Fox Cable talk show hosts, which is how they are described by Fox, so as to avoid them using facts as required by “news “outlets.

Is this echo chamber necessary to continue to support the current misogynist racist president by his base?

The author of the original blog, knows more than I about programming. However it becomes invalid, when he leaves out pertinent, readily obtainable information.

Posted by: Cube at July 2, 2019 2:29 AM
Comment #445668

When I developed software and it failed, I was blamed. I wrote it, so I had to fix it. I didn’t have the luxury of passing off my errors onto 3rd parties.

One of the most important requirements of the software I developed was that it did what it was supposed to do. Nothing more, nothing less. Rigorous testing is done to verify the functions. If hardware is faulty, the testing would show that. I would do everything I could to identify the problem. My reputation counted on it.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 2, 2019 8:02 AM
Comment #445672
Cube wrote: When did it become acceptable to reference a blog for a blog? This is another example of the echo chamber the right likes to use, in order to validate suspect information.
This is not a blog, it is an article by Eric Elliot.
Also, I did not rely on only one article. Simply Google: “Boeing 737 max defect”.
By the way, Boeing already admitted there are software defects.
Cube wrote:Of course Dan could have plagiarized the blog, as he has multiple times for other “information” he has posted. Think information about Texas, or how to handle spammers.
Prove it. Where did I plagiarize something about Texas or handling spammers?
Cube wrote: I’ve seen a link to a poster of Texas and Mexico, blamed on the left. It turns out this poster was developed by people on the right to inflame their base.
Cube, can you please provide proof that the image was created by people on the right?
Cube wrote: The author of the original blog, knows more than I about programming. However it becomes invalid, when he leaves out pertinent, readily obtainable information.
Invalid? Nonsense.
All you need to know is that there was bad software, and Boeing is responsible for that.
Longtime Boeing engineers very clearly lay out what went wrong in the process.
Bad software was the problem (not merely sensors).
Testing should include the potential failure of sensors, and that (obviously) was not done.
I know this, because I have developed software for many types of sensors.
The bottom line is that there were bugs in the code, because there was careless and inadequate testing.
Obfuscation won’t change that fact.

An HCL employee summarized his duties with a reference (on the employee’s resume) to the now-infamous Boeing 737 MAX, which started flight tests in January 2016:

    Provided quick workaround to resolve production issue which resulted in not delaying flight test of 737-Max (delay in each flight test will cost very big amount for Boeing).”

Cube wrote: Indeed Boeing will have many questions to answer when all the issues they are experiencing are finally rectified. The question of foreign software engineers however may not be one of those questions.
But it is, because it proves that attempts to be too greedy (i.e. cheap labor and bad practices) can be VERY expensive. Regardless, Boeing is responsible, and Boeing has ALREADY admitted to software defects.
Cube wrote: Is this echo chamber necessary to continue to support the current misogynist racist president by his base?
I did not vote for Trump in 2016. However, I probably will in 2020, because of Trump’s accomplishments since 2016, and because the pathetic, pandering Democrats (including the line-up for the 2020 election, who are trying to buy votes by promising all sorts of free stuff) is FAR, FAR, FAR worse.
Posted by: d.a.n at July 2, 2019 9:23 AM
Comment #445673

“Is this echo chamber necessary to continue to support the current misogynist racist president by his base?”

You are parroting the same misogynist and racist nonsense that is heard throughout the media.

The left is targeting and attacking innocent people for their political beliefs, ‘so that their existing views are reinforced and alternative ideas are not considered’.
Because of left-wing politicians and media, leftists are screaming fascism and nazi at patriotism, our Constitution, traditional marriage, non-government funded abortion, biological science etc…

The left-wing posters here at WatchBlog have stopped participating simply because ‘everybody else’s beliefs or opinions don’t coincide with their own’. Because they are asked for actual facts to support what they say.

But yet, WB is the ‘echo chamber’?
Puleez!

Posted by: kctim at July 2, 2019 10:47 AM
Comment #445676

No spam recently, also. Nice job, d.a.n

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 2, 2019 11:10 AM
Comment #445679

Has everyone seen The Civilization Killer AOC crying about an empty parking lot? She has a lot to say, but little to back it up with. She exposed herself as a fraud long ago.

Remember folks, Hitler was just a painter.

https://youtu.be/Q7SUWz4Circ

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 2, 2019 11:25 AM
Comment #445680

Thanks Weary. I deleted all spam 12+ months back in all three columns. New spam arrives daily, but it is easily identified via the “Comments in the last 7 days” Quickfilters feature.
Spammers have created programs that are spamming very old archived comments, which probably won’t generate many Google clicks for them.
For some reason, the Democrat column gets most of the spam.

Ha ha! Yeah, there were a lot of photos of AOC, but no illegal immigrants (only an empty parking lot).
I also saw AOC flat out lying yesterday about it not being safe to visit the border detention centers because of the BCP employees. She said she “was not safe from the [BCP] officers”, yet AOC screamed at the BCP officers.

AOC is the gift that keeps on giving, but her rhetoric could also be dangerous.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 2, 2019 11:42 AM
Comment #445682

Yes, her rhetoric could be dangerous. That is why I allude to Hitler’s meager beginnings when discussing Cortez. She too has the attention of those who disregard the law in favor of their own ends. Her obviously coached rhetoric may sound appealing to those who are disgruntled. Her notoriety could provide the means to lead the masses astray, just as Hitler’s had.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 2, 2019 12:34 PM
Comment #445685


Yet …

  • ohrealy wrote: If you see AOC [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] as bad, that bad is in your head, and you should figure out how that got into your head, and who put it there.
  • phx8 wrote: AOC killed it last night in an interview with Rachel Maddow. It is understandable why conservatives “freak out” over her. They are seeing the Ghost of Christmas Future.
  • phx8 wrote: AOC is awesome. You are seeing the future. She [AOC] is charismatic, her political instincts are excellent, and she has already proven adept at using social media. This is what Millennial politics will look like.
  • Ed O’hrealy wrote: The [tax] rates [70%] proposed by AOC [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] are far too low … . The third part of this [AOC’s plan] should be a 100 year 100% inheritance tax to undo what the reich wing has done over the last 40 years.
  • Ed O’hrealy wrote: AOC is dangerous? WTF? Seriously, I think lithium may be the solution to the author’s problem.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 2, 2019 12:57 PM
Comment #445688

Also, while “AOC is the gift that keeps on giving, her rhetoric could also be dangerous” in that AOC’s obvious hatred and disrespect for the BCP could conceivably help create a riot at the detention center?!?
When AOC stated she “was not safe from the [BCP] officers”, and also screaming at the BCP officers, it is conceivable that some detainees might come to feel unsafe too, and perhaps AOC should be afraid of generating a riot, because the detainees probably far out-number the BCP, and that most assuredly crossed the minds of some of the BCP officers.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 2, 2019 2:24 PM
Comment #445689

AOC and her anti-America racist group are now calling for violence:

“We’re lifting up these stories in the hopes that you will see the light. And if you don’t, we will bring the fire.”

https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/1145795774904537088

They are why animals like antifa exist. Their incitement of violence and the actions of their ‘comrades’ in Portland shows that they are willing to do anything for power.
Those on the right better start waking up.

Posted by: kctim at July 2, 2019 2:29 PM
Comment #445690

Yeah … except I’m not sure antifa should be called “animals”.
It’s an insult to most animals.
And yes, the Republicans had better wake up.
The decennial CENSUS had a [x]U.S. Citizen check-box on it until 2010, when Obama’s administration removed it.
QUESTION: Why would Democrats do that?
ANSWER: Because it gives states with illegal immigrants more electoral votes, federal funding, and power (based on the CENSUS; when illegal immigrants complete the CENSUS, and they will be urged to do so, and there is no citizenship verification anyway).
Also, non-citizens are voting by the thousands (or tens of thousands) in U.S. elections.
That is only a few of many despicable things Democrats are doing for more votes, money, and power (notice the common-thread in their motives).
However, this is not the 1st time that Democrats have sunk very low to acquire more votes, money, and power.
Today, many Democrats are blatantly trying to buy votes by promising a myriad of free-stuff:

  • a free income;
  • promises of free college tuition;
  • promises of free college for non-citizens also; already, some sanctuary states give free tuition or in-state college tuition to non-citizens, but charge higher college tuition rates for out-of-state citizens.
  • promises to eliminate all college loan debt;
  • promises of free healthcare (including free healthcare for non-citizens);
  • promises to allow non-citizens to vote;
  • promises to allow people to vote at age 16;
  • promises to allow non-citizens to be counted in decennial CENSUS (which can increase the number of electoral votes for states with large numbers of non-citizens, since the decennial CENSUS does not verify citizenship);
  • promises to allow convicted and incarcerated felons to vote (including murderers, rapists, pedophiles, etc.);
  • promises of reparations for black people (punishing others that had nothing to do with it);
  • promises to promote sanctuary cities and states;
  • promises of another amnesty like the shamnesty of 1986;
  • promises of open-borders, while conveniently ignore 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens (source: site2data.com/homicides1.html);
  • promises to abolish I.C.E. and BCP (Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection);
  • promises to refuse any legislation to (a)require employers to use eVerify (to verify eligibility for employment); (b)to stop the abuse of asylum laws; and (c)stop the abuse of birth-right citizenship (women from all over the world are booking vacations to the U.S. to give birth, so that their child will have U.S. citizenship);
  • promises to give illegal immigrants drivers’ licenses, and also automatically register them to vote; illegal voting by non-citizens is widespread in all states (source: site2data.com/voting1.html );
  • promises of statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C.;
  • promises to change the number of Supreme Court justices with hopes of packing the court with more extremists like themselves;
  • promises to abolish the 2nd amendment, but call for restricting or eliminating 2nd Amendment rights, and say it is worth it “even if it saves only ONE life”, but hypocritically ignore about 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens (source: www.gao.gov/assets/320/316959.pdf ; site2data.com/homicides1.html );
And, HOW and WHO will pay for all of this when the U.S. already has a $22.4 Trillion national debt ?

Posted by: d.a.n at July 2, 2019 2:54 PM
Comment #445691

If Democratics truly wanted to make a difference for working people every day, they would support the repeal of the 16th amendment. Democratics could give each and every working person a large chunk of their own money every week. If I was trying to buy votes that would be the way to do it.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 2, 2019 3:08 PM
Comment #445692

Democrats don’t want to lower taxes.
Democrats want to raise taxes to 70% or higher.
It’s all about greed and control.
Taxes are funding Social Security and Medicare.
Unfortunately, it will be VERY, VERY difficult to cut federal spending due to existing systems (which many U.S. Citizens have already been paying into for a lifetime) like Social Security and Medicare (not to mention the existing $22.4 Trillion national debt) which is larger than the U.S. GDP.
That is, we might already be doomed!?!

The economy might be doing well, but there is a dark cloud on the horizon, because of the $22.4 Trillion national debt of nightmare proportions.
That is, the system may FIRST have to fail miserably.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 2, 2019 3:23 PM
Comment #445693

The Motor-Voter law was a big mistake. The federal government used the Election Clause as it’s authority to dictate the manner, time, and place to elect representatives, but they have nothing to do with issuing state driver’s licenses or registration of the citizens eligible to vote. Some states have no registration at all. Yet, the federal government uses his clause to dictate both circumstances in all states. It is truly an obvious example of the Federal government’s ability to overreach.

Similar bills failed numerous times since the 70’s, but Congress chipped away, passing laws affecting small groups of people and used those laws to support the reasoning behind the passage of the act in 1993.

The election clause demands only citizens are eligible to vote. That fact is being ignored when Congress passes laws demanding anyone who applies for a driver’s license or assistance be registered to vote. None of the purposes of the act are granted in the election clause. Congress is using the election clause as an excuse to dictate procedures outside the realm of an election’s manner, time, and place.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 2, 2019 3:47 PM
Comment #445694

The Motor-Voter law was a big mistake. The federal government used the Election Clause as it’s authority to dictate the manner, time, and place to elect representatives, but they have nothing to do with issuing state driver’s licenses or registration of the citizens eligible to vote. Some states have no registration at all. Yet, the federal government uses his clause to dictate both circumstances in all states. It is truly an obvious example of the Federal government’s ability to overreach.

Similar bills failed numerous times since the 70’s, but Congress chipped away, passing laws affecting small groups of people and used those laws to support the reasoning behind the passage of the act in 1993.

The election clause demands only citizens are eligible to vote. That fact is being ignored when Congress passes laws demanding anyone who applies for a driver’s license or assistance be registered to vote. None of the purposes of the act are granted in the election clause. Congress is using the election clause as an excuse to dictate procedures outside the realm of an election’s manner, time, and place.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 2, 2019 3:49 PM
Comment #445695

Yes, because there were despicable motives behind the Motor-Voter law, and the motive behind that is the same motive behind these other 15+ despicable practices by Democrats to acquire more votes, money, and power.
Republicans need to connect the dots, and stop these despicable practices being perpetrated by Democrats, by changing the demographics (with massive immigration and pandering), in order to acquire more votes, money, and power.
Very few Republicans have mentioned these 15+ abuses, and the Democrats’ despicable motives behind it.
IF cheating Democrats succeed in using those despicable methods to flip Texas from RED to BLUE, then Republicans may be the minority for a very long time.
Democrats don’t care about damage caused by those 15+ abuses; they only care about more votes, money, and power.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 2, 2019 4:38 PM
Comment #445698
Roy wrote: Some 20 years of globalism has weakened and corrupted the previous old U.S. business model. Today the country is riff with so-called ‘skilled workers’ of foreign origin that have replaced many senior and well paid U.S. workers. For some companies its been a wholesale replacement of the old workforce.
Yes, it has. Globalism has some pros and cons.
In this case with Boeing, it is actually a case of negligence (possibly, criminal negligence?).
Did outsourcing actually save money? 95% of product recalls from 1988 to 2007 were from China.
Much of the stuff from China is low-quality and/or dangerous. Many thousands of recalls, and total number of recalled items made in China are in the many tens of millions.
Roy wrote: Fair to say that many bridges, tall buildings and the like have been built with significant foreign labor. For sure we can expect similar catastrophic failures in the future.
I have had a ladder and a step-stool fail (both made in China). Fortunately, I was not badly injured.
But it is amazing that a company like Boeing would outsource certain systems to lesser experienced software developers and testers. And it was only to save a little money? Such greed and incompetence will probably prove to be VERY expensive for Boeing, who has already admitted to software defects in the Boeing 737 MAX.
Roy wrote: Do you have some numbers for us relative to certain U.S. companies?
I’ll have to research that, but MANY jobs have been outsourced. However, you know the old saying: “You get what you pay for”.
Here are some PROs and CONs of outsourcing.
The problem with Boeing is that their desire for cheaper software developers (some making as little as $9 per hour) has led to the death of 346 people. Boeing should be investigated. Civil engineers can be held liable for building failures. Why should Boeing executives also not be held accountable for their severe irresponsibility (possibly rooted in greed or incompetence), that allowed untested software into the Boeing 737 MAX, that led to the death of 346 people?
And the sad thing is, the longtime engineers at Boeing said that they could have developed and tested the software for the Boeing 737 MAX for less, and faster (because the outsource software had repeated problems, but somehow still ended up on the Boeing 737 MAX jets without adequate testing).
Posted by: d.a.n at July 2, 2019 8:14 PM
Comment #445726

Anarchy has worn many faces and spoken many different languages. It’s practitioners always have the same goal; use terror to destroy law and order; and take power from those who hold it. We now find anarchy in a large American city that is being condoned and tolerated by elected city officials.

If the state of Oregon can not control lawlessness and anarchy then the Department of Justice must intervene.

“Despite being surrounded by institutions of the rule of law that day, what I experienced was violent anarchy and lawlessness. Portland calls itself a “sanctuary city,” but it’s nothing of the sort for a law-abiding journalist.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-leftist-mob-attacked-me-in-portland-11562109768

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 3, 2019 3:23 PM
Comment #445727

It’s hard to believe this is happening in the U.S.A.
The Democrats have stooped pretty low in the past, and it seems like little has changed since.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 3, 2019 3:38 PM
Comment #445730

What’s hard to believe is the people either ignore it or stand slack jawed and cowed by it.

I don’t here anyone of the MSM interviewing people who demand this is wrong. I’m waiting for the results of the investigation about what happened in Charleston months ago. I hear nothing. Now it’s happening to journalists and again, the government does nothing. It’s de facto support for anarchy and violence from the government.


The same with illegal immigration. Nothing about rank and file Democrats who disagree with illegal immigration. They are invited to speak on the MSM platforms to be ridiculed and exposed to the gotcha questions designed to sow animosity. Repeated and constant support from candidates displayed daily, hourly. Nothing from disgruntled Democrats.

It’s bias. Even Breitbart and Foxnews highlight Democratics over and over again at the expense of the rank and file. Breitbart makes an attempt at being conservative, but they do it by putting ridiculous comments from Democratics front and center. Reiner, O’Donnell, Carrey, front and center with their childish tantrums taking up the space that could go toward getting an unbiased factual account of events out there.

Right now I don’t see Democrats demanding Pelosi condemn AntiFa by name and by deed. I don’t see it. I don’t believe they aren’t out there. I think they are and they’re being avoided by all MSM platforms.

The guy in this video is a perfect example of people out there disagreeing with the violence.

https://youtu.be/YPLhgndOQy8

He works for InfoWars, so you now know why he’s not in the MSM.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 3, 2019 4:33 PM
Comment #445731

Do you want to hear a true, political dog whistle?

..you people..

A real life, 100% effective, conversation changer.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 3, 2019 4:48 PM
Comment #445733

That guy makes a good point.
There is a MUCH, MUCH more violence by Trump haters than by Trump supporters (excluding all of the organized extremists on both sides, such as Antifa, KKK, and other fringe extremists).
It is easy to find MANY videos of people attacking people with red MAGA hats and Trump supporters, but I have seen very few videos or reports of Trump supporters attacking the Trump haters, or Democrats, or anyone.

Wearing a MAGA hat can be dangerous.
Some cities are worse, but the attacks and mob-like behavior are happening all across the nation.
Chicago is especially bad, but it is happening all across the nation.

Many Democrat politicians (see below) were promoting mob-like behavior.
For example:

Posted by: d.a.n at July 3, 2019 4:53 PM
Comment #445734

Should we consider the possibility this violence is a tried and true method of placing the Democratic party in the center when, right before the election, they start speaking out against the violence?

Anyone on the fence because of AntiFa would be pulled right back off of it. When the time is right the Democratics publicly denounce AntiFa. They are then heralded as being on the side of law and order. AntiFa stops the violent acts and allows the Democratics’ condemnation to be portrayed as being successful. This all happens 2 weeks before the election.

Could they be that diabolical?

Let’s ask George Papadopoulos and Mike Flynn. Let’s ask anyone who runs destabilization operations in other countries for the CIA.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 3, 2019 5:24 PM
Comment #445735

I don’t hear or see but only a few Democrats denouncing violence by Antifa.

What I see is a lot of silence by many Democrats, and some Democrats actually defending Antifa.
For example (see video), the guy in the video was attacked by Antifa.

And CNN’s Chris Quomo and Don Lemon defend Antifa.

Weary Willie wrote: Let’s ask George Papadopoulos and Mike Flynn. Let’s ask anyone who runs destabilization operations in other countries for the CIA.
That’s another thing that is hard to believe is happening today in the U.S.A. (i.e. weaponization of the FBI, DOJ, CIA, IRS, and other federal agencies for political purposes).
This country has always had some violent fringe groups (e.g. KKK, White Nationalists, Eco terrorists, Weathermen, Black Liberation Army, etc.), but Antifa seems to be large, and growing larger all over the country (especially concentrated in Sanctuary cities and states), and Democrats don’t seem to mind, because Antifa is attacking Republicans and Trump supporters.
Posted by: d.a.n at July 3, 2019 5:35 PM
Comment #445736

AntiFa has the appearance of superior numbers. The issues AntiFa supports has the appearance of unanimous support in the media. Resistance to AntiFa is being portrayed as instigation. Only the people in the street know the truth and it’s not being represented in the media. We saw that following the Iraq war. We’ve been seeing that since Vietnam.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 3, 2019 5:57 PM
Comment #445738

The AntiFa bunch represents the most base and corrosive instincts of primitive man…dominance of others by terror and force.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 3, 2019 6:06 PM
Comment #445739

I’m at a loss as to why the elected officials of these cities won’t do their job! Are they so committed to a cause they can turn a blind eye to blatant criminality? The ends must truly justify the means in their eyes. That makes them complicit and just as guilty as those initiating violence. The driver of the getaway car is just as guilty as the bank robber. This is no different.

I’m still wondering why the Charleston police provided only one regress to protesters from their protest area when their assembly was cancelled. They told them to leave the area right through the AntiFa group waiting for them.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 3, 2019 6:21 PM
Comment #445740

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unite_the_Right_rally#Heaphy_report

This report doesn’t mention any kind of repercussions to the people responsible for what it found.

https://www.c-ville.com/public-record-community-reacts-heaphy-report/

You’d think the police chief responsible would lose his job at least!

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 3, 2019 6:39 PM
Comment #445741
Weary Willie wrote: I’m at a loss as to why the elected officials of these cities won’t do their job! Are they so committed to a cause they can turn a blind eye to blatant criminality?
Yes, including all of these despicable things, and this pandering (i.e. lies), and all of this violent and mob-like behaviour, and Antifa, which CNN’s Chris Quomo and Don Lemon defend.
Posted by: d.a.n at July 3, 2019 7:36 PM
Comment #445778
Weary Willie wrote: This report doesn’t mention any kind of repercussions to the people responsible for what it found.
But I could not help notice at the bottom of the article in the paragraph titled “How Do We Move On?”:
    And another thing Governor Terry McAuliffe [Democrat] also goes after the gun-loving General Assembly’s sacred rule that Virginians may open-carry firearms wherever they’d like in the Old Dominion.
    In the task force report, [Terry] McAuliffe proposed a change in code to allow localities to outlaw guns and ammunition in public spaces during permitted events…
However, no one was shot that day (12-AUG-2017) in Charlottesville, VA. The anti-2nd Amendment folks never miss a chance to try to restrict or eliminate 2nd Amendment rights. Why don’t they mention banning automobiles, since a 2010 Dodge Challenger was the weapon that killed Heather Heyer and injured 28 people when a neo-Nazi (James Alex Fields Jr.) plowed his vehicle into a crowd on Fourth Street? Fields later pled guilty and was convicted of first-degree murder and hit-and-run, and sentenced to life in prison.
Posted by: d.a.n at July 5, 2019 8:39 AM
Comment #445780

Why is it so hard to assume a nefarious motive for the entire debacle? Considering how the events unfolded. Shouldn’t a premeditated option be considered? Could it have been intentionally driven toward that outcome to justify a call for gun control?

It’s unfortunate life was lost. Had the city officials done their job and kept the protestors separated none of that would have happened. Someone should be held accountable for that loss with strong and obvious repercussions.

There’s more to greed than money.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 5, 2019 7:01 PM
Comment #445783
Weary Willie wrote: Why is it so hard to assume a nefarious motive for the entire debacle? Considering how the events unfolded. Shouldn’t a premeditated option be considered? Could it have been intentionally driven toward that outcome to justify a call for gun control?
Maybe it was part of a premeditated plan, but it would be hard to prove. Regardless, anti-2nd-Amendment Democrats and similar ilk never miss a chance to blame guns for everything (as Terry McAuliffe did, despite no guns; the murder weapon was a 2010 Dodge Challenger).

The hypocrisy of these anti-2nd-Amendment Democrats is that they say banning guns is worth it, even if it saves one life, but many of those same Democrats also ignore the 2,000+ homicides per year by criminal non-citizens.

But then, consider how despicable all of these 15+ things are that Democrats (and similar ilk) do.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 5, 2019 10:12 PM
Comment #445806

The fact that it happened is enough to have the authorities suffer consequences. To have this happen over and over without a response against those paid to prevent it is negligent on the part of the public.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 6, 2019 7:45 AM
Comment #445807

Just heard this today.

Congress-person, Veronica Escobar, is secretly sending her tax-payer-funded staff to mexico to teach immigrants how to abuse the defective U.S. asylum laws, and telling immigrants to pretend that they do not speak or understand Spanish. That is fraud!

True asylum seekers in Mexico have already escaped danger in the countries they claim to be fleeing. Buy they don’t want to stay in Mexico, despite Mexico offering the immigrants the right to stay in Mexico.

We’ll add that to the list of despicable things that Democrats will do for more votes, money, and power.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 6, 2019 7:52 AM
Comment #445818

The only hope we have is Trump winning 2nd term and taking the HOR and Senate. Anything short of that will defeat what we’re doing in 2024.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 6, 2019 11:19 AM
Comment #445819

Hopefully, in the end, and most of the time, the party with the least scruples will lose.

Today, the party with the least scruples (actually despicable), is the Democrat party.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 6, 2019 1:21 PM
Comment #445820

I’m getting tired of divided government. It’s been divided all my life. A lot of problems erupted during my lifetime. New innovations that disrupt aren’t being addressed adequately. Internet, banks, law enforcement, basic government functions, media, you name it, they’re all conflicted, like manufacturing before SAE came to be.

Government thinks it has to be “on top of things”, but they act like a monkey on a mule. It’s a good time for government to get out of the way to let new standards develop.

Wasn’t Boeing refitting one of their older aircraft? It looks like they tried to save a buck all the way around on this one.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it - comes to mind.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 6, 2019 2:52 PM
Comment #445822

https://youtu.be/Awv7JEwMWlk
Democrats Caught Facilitating Immigration Fraud, Coaching Migrants To Lie To CBP Report Says

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 6, 2019 3:22 PM
Comment #445828

Yes, it is fraud.
Corey Booker is also trying to facilitate illegal immigrants to abuse asylum laws.

There is no low that many (if not most) Democrats will not sink to to acquire more votes, money, and power.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 6, 2019 10:21 PM
Comment #445829

And how about Ilhan Omar violating immigration laws by marrying her brother (when she was already married)?

Posted by: d.a.n at July 6, 2019 10:25 PM
Comment #445913

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ilhan-omar-marry-brother/

It would seem a check of marriage records would be sufficient to determine if Omar married her brother.

Biden(dims) is/are the gift that keeps on giving. This weekend he was saying that he and Barock would never have let the Russians interfere with elections. Even if a dim told the truth who in their right mind would believe it to be the truth.

I’m telling you, come next summer its going to be the greatest thing since canned beer, when the subpoenas start going out, trials get under way and the dims start turning on each other. I suspect Obama will be on constant vacation in ‘sub-lower-slobvenia’. Chickens are comin home to roost, and so on …

I believe Trump will issue an executive order on asylum reform and make it permanent during his 2nd term where he will have the house and senate. I’m sure he realizes the only possible threat to his re-election is the illegal vote and he will intervene to stop it.

I have an LG that uses ‘LTE’ for commo. The LG was free, it cost me $25/mo, and I can stay tuned in to google news 24/7.
I don’t think google news has added a new article since around 3 July. Most political articles are propaganda and there is plenty of evidence denoting google has part of the msm trying to take Trump down. My contract dies in Sept. Quit buying the WaPo when Trump walked down the elevator.

Facebook pulled a post depicting the revolutionary flag with the words of the ‘pledge of allegiance printed on it. A Starbucks threw some cops out of their coffee shop as their presence was upsetting regular customers. Hollywood doesn’t want to do Ga. anymore as Ga. passed a strong anti-abortion law. Nike refused to make shoes depicting the flag of the American revolution. Yeah, the flag sewn by Betsy Ross, a strong advocate for anti-slavery in her day.

I would luv to see a conservative group come up with a list of companies that demonstrate partisanship. They have been able to fly under the radar for centuries, to some degree, but their hatred is such that some can’t contain themselves. They gotta let u know they hate Trump

And, IMO, that’s a misnomer. They don’t ‘hate Trump’, they hate what Trump stands for; everything anti-dim, anti-progressive, anti-socialist, anti-communist, and so on …

d.a.n. I think a way to get to Trump re Article V is to try to get Hannity’s attention on the subject. Plus, Hannity talks to the world about 8 hours a day as I can tell…

If more than 2/3rds of the states have ratified/approved proposals for an Article V convention what are we waiting for? What’s the current status of the Article V effort?

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 8, 2019 6:28 PM
Comment #445917

There are 62 articles on google news and the youngest is 3 days old???

Posted by: Roy ellis at July 8, 2019 9:34 PM
Comment #445919

Ilhan Omar states that her and her siblings birth records do not exist.

Of course, the law is “Innocent until proven Guilty” (unless you are not a Democrat).
Yeah, snopes.com shows it is still unproven (so far), which is appropriate.
Ilhan Omar has already been fined for campaign finance violations for making payments to lawyers related to allegations that she married her brother.
However, there are investigations in progress, and things are not looking good for Ilhan Omar.
There are repeated articles and news reports showing photos of her so-called husband who is in fact her brother.
More:

Posted by: d.a.n at July 8, 2019 9:42 PM
Comment #445920
Roy Ellis wrote: If more than 2/3rds of the states have ratified/approved proposals for an Article V convention what are we waiting for?
Congress refuses to call the convention.
Congress is in violation of their oath to protect and uphold the U.S. Constitution.
Roy Ellis wrote: What’s the current status of the Article V effort?
The following is from https://FOAVC.org:
    In a surprising political move, House Democrats, whose majority controls the House of Representatives for the 116th Congress, extended the Stivers Rule in the House Rules on January 8, 2019. In 2015 Congressman Steve Stivers, (R-OH) introduced a rule change in the House of Representatives (House Rule Section 3c) which created a collection of Article V Convention applications through the House Judiciary Committee but not an official list of applications on which to base a convention call. This rule was the first in United States history Congress created any process for counting state applications. Before implementation, the official count of state applications by Congress stood at zero. Since the rule was instigated, the committee has gathered 140 applications containing at least one set of applications representing applications by two thirds of the several state legislatures.
Here’s a good cartoon that helps explain the issues.
I believe Sean Hannity has mentioned Article V many times.
The states, IF they are serious, need to organize and pressure Congress to call the convention. It is peremptory and mandatory.
Posted by: d.a.n at July 8, 2019 10:11 PM
Comment #445952

Neither political party wants an Article V Convention. It would most likely put an end to the political theft of both our treasure and our Constitutional Rights.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 9, 2019 3:33 PM
Comment #445954

Right, since an Article V Convention could lead to amendments such as:

  • term limits;
  • campaign finance reform;
  • lobbying reform;
  • balanced budget;
  • repeal of the 17th amendment;
  • tax reform;
  • supreme court term limits;
  • reform of abused asylum laws;
  • reform of birth-right citizenship;
  • citizenship question on the CENSUS;
  • reform of exorbitant benefit systems for Congress;
  • Social Security reforms (stop stealing from it);
  • One-Purpose-Per-Bill;

    Posted by: d.a.n at July 9, 2019 4:47 PM
    Comment #445991

    Many of your list doesn’t reach the level of being constitutional amendments. They are laws written by congress and are too complicated to put in amendment form. Your entire list seems to be a vehicle for granting the federal government more power.

    SS reform cannot be done with a constitutional amendment unless that amendment authorized SS in the first place.

    Term limits are state issues.
    Lobbying is an industry not a constitutional issue.
    Balanced budget is an excuse for congressional apathy and constituent appeasement.
    Repealing the 17th would result in tax reform.
    Birthright citizenship would entail a rewrite of the 14th.
    Census questions are an administrative function.
    Congressional pay could be solved by the states if the 17th was repealed.

    I agree with One-Purpose-per Bill.

    Posted by: Weary Willie at July 10, 2019 8:33 AM
    Comment #445993

    I also agree with a 16 year term limit for SC judges.

    Posted by: Weary Willie at July 10, 2019 10:25 AM
    Comment #445999
    Weary Willie wrote: Your entire list seems to be a vehicle for granting the federal government more power.
    Do you mean part of the list (not “entire list”) ?

    I am not necessarily all gung-ho on all of those items in the list (those are simply some of the most common ideas for amendments), but it is difficult to see how the “entire list” grants “more power” to the federal government (e.g. Congressional term limits, repeal of the 17th Amendment, One-Purpose-Per-Bill, reform of birth-right citizenship (even if it includes amending the 14th amendment too), supreme court term limits, etc.).

    Regarding lobbying, perhaps government employees should be prohibited from lobbying for a period of years after resigning, due to conflicts of interest, and because government should not be FOR-SALE ?

    Regarding campaign finance reform, perhaps contributions to a candidate should be prohibited by anyone who are ineligible to vote for that candidate, because government should not be FOR-SALE ?

    Regarding birthright-citizenship, the 14th amendment should be amended such that citizenship is only for people born in the U.S. by a U.S. citizen. At Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, 70% of a ALL births are by illegal immigrants, and the U.S. citizens are paying the bill for all of that, and the illegal immigrants use the baby as an anchor baby to acquire welfare and many other benefits.

    Weary Willie wrote: Many of your list doesn’t reach the level of being constitutional amendments. They are laws written by congress and are too complicated to put in amendment form.
    IF a change in an existing law, or a new law is sufficient, then that’s fine.
    “Amendments” are essentially “laws” too.
    An article is something which was the part of the Constitution as originally written, and they can be complex and lengthy. An amendment can be a new law, or an “alteration” of any existing article, or any part of the Constitution.
    Therefore, I don’t understand how complexity is an issue with most (if any) potential amendments and/or articles (except that new or modified laws may be sufficient, rather than a constitutional amendment)?

    Regarding Social Security and Medicare reforms, it is very complicated, because it is dependent on taxes. There is $70 Billion (or more) per year in Medicare waste and fraud. There is also Social Security fraud, but the worst thing about Social Security is that the federal government has been spending the Social Security surpluses since a few years after inception, and it is now full of worthless I.O.U.s. Also, people have ALREADY been paying taxes into the Social Security and Medicare systems all of their lives. The federal government cannot refund that money, nor cancel those systems. They must be fixed (if that is even possible now), or they will collapse and such a collapse will almost certainly lead to many economic problems, which could lead to civil unrest (especially when there is already a $22.4 Trillion national debt of nightmare proportion).

    Posted by: d.a.n at July 10, 2019 1:03 PM
    Comment #446001

    Reform of our federal government hinges on tighter control of revenue and spending.

    The “will of the people” should never be expressed in terms of money. The political game now being played is to define something we want as a “right”. “Rights” must be protected and therefor funded. That is total and utter nonsense.

    Posted by: Royal Flush at July 10, 2019 1:37 PM
    Comment #446002

    Spending is out-of-control.

    The U.S. federal government had $3.6 Trillion in revenues in 2018, but it spends another $1-to-$2 Trillion more each year, and the federal debt is now $22.4 Trillion.

    That is a recipe for disaster.
    The U.S. federal government owed the Federal Reserve $2.8 Trillion in 2018, and about $8 Trillion is owed to Social Security.

    Social Security used to be essentially pay-as-you-go.
    Social Security taxes were enough to fund Social Security.
    But not now.

    Do we need all of T H I S ?

    Year____U.S. GDP____U.S. Pop.___U.S. Federal National Debt
    1960:___$0.5433 T___179.323 M___$0.29053 Trillion (Eisenhower)
    1961:___$0.5633 T___181.588 M___$0.29265 Trillion (JFK)
    1962:___$0.6051 T___183.881 M___$0.30293 Trillion (JFK)
    1963:___$0.6386 T___186.204 M___$0.31032 Trillion (JFK)
    1964:___$0.6858 T___188.555 M___$0.31606 Trillion (JFK)
    1965:___$0.7437 T___190.937 M___$0.32232 Trillion (LBJ)
    1966:___$0.8150 T___193.348 M___$0.32850 Trillion (LBJ)
    1967:___$0.8617 T___195.790 M___$0.34045 Trillion (LBJ)
    1968:___$0.9425 T___198.263 M___$0.36869 Trillion (LBJ)
    1969:___$1.0199 T___200.766 M___$0.36577 Trillion (Nixon)
    1970:___$1.0759 T___203.302 M___$0.38092 Trillion (Nixon)
    1971:___$1.1678 T___205.515 M___$0.40818 Trillion (Nixon)
    1972:___$1.2824 T___207.752 M___$0.43594 Trillion (Nixon)
    1973:___$1.4285 T___210.013 M___$0.46629 Trillion (Nixon)
    1974:___$1.5488 T___212.299 M___$0.48389 Trillion (Ford)
    1975:___$1.6889 T___214.609 M___$0.54193 Trillion (Ford)
    1976:___$1.8776 T___216.945 M___$0.62897 Trillion (Ford)
    1977:___$2.0860 T___219.307 M___$0.70640 Trillion (Carter)
    1978:___$2.3566 T___221.694 M___$0.77660 Trillion (Carter)
    1979:___$2.6321 T___224.107 M___$0.82947 Trillion (Carter)
    1980:___$2.8625 T___226.546 M___$0.90904 Trillion (Carter)
    1981:___$3.2110 T___228.670 M___$0.99483 Trillion (Reagan)
    1982:___$3.3450 T___230.815 M___$1.13732 Trillion (Reagan)
    1983:___$3.6381 T___232.979 M___$1.37166 Trillion (Reagan)
    1984:___$4.0407 T___235.164 M___$1.56458 Trillion (Reagan)
    1985:___$4.3467 T___237.369 M___$1.81742 Trillion (Reagan)
    1986:___$4.5902 T___239.595 M___$2.12050 Trillion (Reagan)
    1987:___$4.8702 T___241.842 M___$2.34595 Trillion (Reagan)
    1988:___$5.2526 T___244.110 M___$2.60111 Trillion (Reagan)
    1989:___$5.6577 T___246.399 M___$2.86780 Trillion (G.H.W.Bush)
    1990:___$5.9796 T___248.710 M___$3.20629 Trillion (G.H.W.Bush)
    1991:___$6.1740 T___251.802 M___$3.59818 Trillion (G.H.W.Bush)
    1992:___$6.5393 T___254.933 M___$4.00179 Trillion (G.H.W.Bush)
    1993:___$6.8787 T___258.103 M___$4.35104 Trillion (Clinton)
    1994:___$7.3088 T___261.312 M___$4.64331 Trillion (Clinton)
    1995:___$7.6641 T___264.561 M___$4.92058 Trillion (Clinton)
    1996:___$8.1002 T___267.850 M___$5.18146 Trillion (Clinton)
    1997:___$8.6085 T___271.180 M___$5.36921 Trillion (Clinton)
    1998:___$9.0892 T___274.552 M___$5.47819 Trillion (Clinton)
    1999:___$9.6606 T___277.966 M___$5.60552 Trillion (Clinton)
    2000:__$10.2848 T___281.422 M___$5.62870 Trillion (Clinton)
    2001:__$10.6218 T___284.184 M___$5.76989 Trillion (G.W. Bush)
    2002:__$10.9775 T___286.974 M___$6.19840 Trillion (G.W. Bush)
    2003:__$11.5107 T___289.790 M___$6.76002 Trillion (G.W. Bush)
    2004:__$12.2749 T___292.635 M___$7.35465 Trillion (G.W. Bush)
    2005:__$13.0937 T___295.507 M___$7.90530 Trillion (G.W. Bush)
    2006:__$13.8559 T___298.145 M___$8.45135 Trillion (G.W. Bush)
    2007:__$14.4776 T___300.807 M___$8.95075 Trillion (G.W. Bush)
    2008:__$14.7186 T___303.492 M___$9.98608 Trillion (G.W. Bush)
    2009:__$14.4187 T___306.202 M__$11.87585 Trillion (Obama)
    2010:__$14.9644 T___309.338 M__$13.52881 Trillion (Obama)
    2011:__$15.5179 T___311.644 M__$14.76423 Trillion (Obama)
    2012:__$16.1553 T___313.993 M__$16.05092 Trillion (Obama)
    2013:__$16.6915 T___316.234 M__$16.71943 Trillion (Obama, debt exceeds GDP)
    2014:__$17.4276 T___318.623 M__$17.79452 Trillion (Obama, debt exceeds GDP)
    2015:__$18.1207 T___321.040 M__$18.12006 Trillion (Obama)
    2016:__$18.6245 T___323.406 M__$19.53949 Trillion (Obama, debt exceeds GDP; $9.99T to $19.5T)
    2017:__$19.3862 T___325.719 M__$20.20567 Trillion (Trump, debt exceeds GDP)
    2018:__$20.0293 T___328.049 M__$21.90000 Trillion (Trump, debt exceeds GDP)
    2019:__$21.000+ T___330.395 M__$22.70284 Trillion (estimated; Trump, debt exceeds GDP)

    Posted by: d.a.n at July 10, 2019 1:47 PM
    Comment #446004

    There is already a SS program. The only amendment that could be justified would be to give the federal government the right to administer that program. That would require an amendment such as this;

    The right of the people to be financially secure shall not be infringed. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

    That amendment would allow the government to do what they do now. However, the term financially secure would have to be defined by law, the age would have to be defined by law, the class of people eligible would have to be defined by law. It would basically be the same as what we have now. An amendment written like this would codify what we have now, except it would be constitutionally mandated. That’s not a good move.

    The same scenario would result with many of the other proposals you’re making. Campaign finance, do you want that constitutionally mandated? Would you like to write the amendment that would constitutionally mandate campaign finance? I wouldn’t. It would be impossible, and would end up like ACA, a disaster!

    The federal government shouldn’t be in the business of writing laws. They should be proposing amendments to be ratified by the states. The states should be writing the laws. Writing laws is the state’s territory, not the federal government’s.


    Posted by: Weary Willie at July 10, 2019 3:38 PM
    Comment #446005

    What do you think a balanced budget amendment would look like? Would it be:

    The budget of the federal government must balance income and expenditures.

    ..Except in time of war? We’ve been at war for the last 20 years.
    ..Except in times of emergency? We’ve been in a number of states of emergencies for the last 70 years.

    Both caveats would render the amendment moot.

    A balanced budget requires living within it’s means. That’s it. An amendment isn’t needed and it’s an embarrassment it’s even being suggested.

    Posted by: Weary Willie at July 10, 2019 3:49 PM
    Comment #446006

    The biggest problem we’re having with our constitution is, WE”RE NOT FOLLOWING IT!

    Posted by: Weary Willie at July 10, 2019 3:51 PM
    Comment #446007
    Weary Willie wrote: That would require an amendment such as this:
      The right of the people to be financially secure shall not be infringed. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
    Weary Willie wrote: An amendment written like this would codify what we have now, except it would be constitutionally mandated. That’s not a good move.
    Yikes!?!
    Democrats and similar ilk will interpret “The right of the people to be financially secure shall not be infringed.” to mean that government has to provide them with financial security, and they are already headed down that socialist/communist path!
    Weary Willie wrote: Would you like to write the amendment that would constitutionally mandate campaign finance? I wouldn’t.
    Not about everything about campaign finance. There are already many campaign finance laws. I’d like a law added that prohibits contributions from persons are not eligible to vote for that candidate (i.e. not in their district), because outsiders should not be controlling and buying elections. Government should not be FOR-SALE. The FEC already requires reporting of campaign contributors and amounts (which is a good thing, because it adds transparency).
    Weary Willie wrote: The federal government shouldn’t be in the business of writing laws.
    We are far, far, FAR beyond that not happening.

    I agree that some parts of the constitution are not being followed, such as Article V.

    Can you list the other parts of the Constitution that are
    being significantly violated or ignored?

    For example:
    (a) The 10th Amendment: Rights Reserved to States or People. 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.

    We also know that many Democrats and similar ilk are always trying to restrict or eliminate 2nd amendment rights , and say it is worth it “even if it saves only ONE life”, but hypocritically ignore about 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens.

    How much of ALL of THIS are violations of the U.S. Constitution (in some way)?

    Posted by: d.a.n at July 10, 2019 4:16 PM
    Comment #446010

    The federal government is shirking it’s constitutionally mandated obligation to secure the borders. The courts are allowing the freedom of speech to be infringed upon with rulings that support hate speech laws. The patriot act infringes on the sixth amendment. FISA courts are not supported by the constitution. LEO writing their own search warrants, stop and frisk laws, civil forfeiture laws violate the right to due process. The IRS violates due process also.

    Do we want to start a list? There are many more ways the government are stepping all over the constitution. They do it when it suits them, casually.

    Posted by: Weary Willie at July 10, 2019 6:09 PM
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