Archive for June, 2009

30
Jun
09

Cap and Trade Cyanide: The Constitution

I have decided that I shall read HR 2454.  The first thing I saw when i went to GovTrack to read it was a disclaimer.

This bill is very large, and loading it may cause your web browser to perform sluggishly, or even freeze. This is especially true for old and/or bad browsers. As an alternative you can download the PDF of the bill or read the text on THOMAS.

I am not off to a very good start so far…

It took me from 1248 Hours to 1255 Hours to load the bill, and from 1258 Hours to 1300 Hours to load the 300 page amendment.

For the record, this article shall be about nothing other than the Constitutionality of the Bill in accordance with Article 1, Section 8 and Article 1, Section 9 of the United States Constitution, the powers and limits of the Legislature of the United States.  If I find more then five items that violate the Constitution, I will go no further, and label it Unconstitutional.  I don’t think I will have to go very far…

In Section 201 of Title II Subtitle A, they discuss ammending 42 United States Code 6833, which allows government to control Building Codes.  43 U.S.C. 6833 is unconstitutional.  Nowhere in Article 1, Section 8 does the Constitution the power to tell you how you can or cannot build your home.  In accordance with Amendment X of the Bill of Rights, unless that power has been granted to the State or Local Government through the formation of the supreme document of the State, City, or Town, rests solely upon the individual.  But it does not, and cannot, rest in the hands of the Federal Government, unless a new Amendment is added to the Constitution of the United States.

Included within the section is a description of Consensus Based Standards.  If this is anything like the current “Consensus” on Global Warming, then it will really mean that whoever has the money to bully their way into public opinion, and a motive to do so (i.e. General Electric) can determine the new standards for their own fun and profit.

Also included, is a mandate that all houses must have an Energy Audit before they can be sold.  Yes, that is right, you must pass an Energy Audit before you can sell your house.  And if the standards change after the audit, then you will need to get yet another Audit.  And the Audits look to be funded directly out of your pocket, not to mention the money spent on making a home come up to code, will drive up the cost of your home, and reduce the number of people looking into purchasing your home, thus damaging Interstate Commerce in accordance with the standard used to gain Federal Control over private, subsistence farmers under FDR’s administration.

That’s 1.

There is a lot in this bill relating to the flimsy interpretation of the Interstate Commerce Clause produced by the Roosevelt Administration as part of the New Deal.  However, the spirit of the clause deals with the building of roads and canals, the maintenance of roads and canals, the power to prevent the creation of interstate tarifs, nd the enforcement of a central currency to protect the individual states from each other.

That’s 2.

And then you get to Title III, which discusses Global Warming and how to sequester CO2.  If Carbon Dioxide is such a problem, despite the sheer insignifigance fo the gas in the atmosphere, then Columbia University has invented an atmospheric CO2 scrubber which can remove 1 ton of CO2 from the atmosphere a day, without giving the government undue control of the population.  However, Al Gore and others in the Church of Global Warmign have rejected it, as it does not grant them their real goal, control over the population, and power for themselves.

Foul Ball.

Subtitle B of Title III claims that it will save jobs, however, the Congressional Budget Office report admits that it is based off of Star Trek Post-Scarcity Fantasy economics in the analysis of the report.  The Heritage Foundation does not throw out real world economics, and an analysis of the effects on Spain of the passage of a similar bill shows that this will devastate an already unshakey economy.

Foul Ball.

Title V produces the K, and HR 2454 goes down swinging.

In accordance with the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution, all citizens are supposed to be treated equally under the law, with the theory that justice is blind to race, religion, creed, occupation, wealth, or sex.  Title V gives special treatment among Farmers to those who farm ethanol.  A crop that would require 109% of current total acreage to produce the energy needed to fuel the United States in 2008, with growing demand around the world.

Strike Three, You’re Unconstitutional.

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30
Jun
09

The Crime of Nationalized Healthcare Part 1: Cancer

Provocative title isn’t it?  Well, sadly there is a lot of truth in that title.

The best example of which is the situation of Barbara Wagner.  Barbara Wagner is a Cancer Patient who is on the State Run Oregon Health Care system, or as I refer to it, Oregoncare.  When she was diagnosed with Cancer, the State of Oregon sent her an unsigned letter sayign that, while it would not pay for her cancer medication, as it, like the NHS over in the UK, does not cover life extending drugs, it would pay for her euthenasia.

It was not until the “EVIL” drug companies stepped in and donated a full course of treatment, that she had any real options.

Similar incidents occur all across the United Kingdom, Canada, and Scotland, where they have a Nationalized Healthcare System.

These systems are so bad, that there is a growing industry known as Medical Tourism, with the United States and Hungary as the two primary destination spots.  While Hungary is the home of dentistry in Europe, as British Dentists do not get paid once they surpass the NHS Quota, and thus have no incentive to continue to work.  This leaves seven million British Citizens without access to Dentistry within their own country.

And now, we find out that the Massachusets Health Care System is collapsing under it’s own weight in spectacular, California Government Style.

We are seeing time and again, across the board, that this system does not work, so please, tell, me, WHY are we trying to copy these crimes here in the United States?

30
Jun
09

Cap and Trade Cyanide: Krugman’s Confusion

Paul Krugman has been acting odd lately.  Mainly on the matter of Climate Change and Cap and Trade.  It almost seems like he is channeling Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, when he debated whether;

A. All Australians should be stripped of citizenship and then allowed to regain it upon swearing fealty to the Church of Global Warming

or

B. The Government should ask all citizens to swear fealty to the Church of Global Warming, and strip the citizenship of those who refuse.

I mention this, because as RedState recently reported that Paul Krugman has declared me to be a “Traitor to the Planet” for opposing Cap and Trade.  This after he himself admitted that HR 2454 would not create new jobs.

Thank you, Mr. Krugman, for at least admitting that much.  Though I do resent being called a traitor, even if it does further prove my point that America is becoming a Theocracy dedicated to the Church of Global Warming.  Hell, California is already issuing Gorans instead of Gideon Bibles in the Hotel Rooms.

Now, before I go any further, I would like to re-iterate the questions asked by The Pirate’s Cove of those who voted Yes on HR 2454.

  1. Did you read the bill, including the 300 page 0309 hour Romeo ammendment?  If so, did you understand it all?
  2. Will you follow the principles behind HR 2454, even if it doesn’t pass muster in the Senate?
  3. If it passes the Senate, and POTUS signs it into law, who will you blame when the costs of energy “Necessarily skyrocket?”  What about Taxes?
  4. What is your endgame with HR 2454?  What do you plan on actually doing with this bill?

Meanwhile, the National Black Chamber of Congress did a study which found that Cap and Trade would cost the United States 2.5 million jobs each year.  That is a lot of jobs, and a massive hit to the Economy.  This trend would last until 2030 minimum.  And I ask you, how could we recover from that.  We are looking at high double digit unemployment, far above the Great Depression, and worse then the Weimar Republic.  And you remember what came next there…

29
Jun
09

Healthcare: The Progressive Insurance Solution

I was watching TV, when I saw the following commercials for Progressive Auto Insurance.

Progressive Insurance sells Home, Automative, Motorcycle, Truck, RV, Boat, and even Segway Insurance.  And so, I wonder, why not Life and Health Insurance?

The whole policy of Progressive Insurance is that you name your price, or you choose your own services, and build your own insurance.  If you live in a desert, you don’t need to worry about a tree falling on your home.  Similarly, I don’t need pregnancy insurance in my Health Insurance, because I am an unmarried male.

And yet, the State and Federal Government mandates that I must have Pregnancy Insurance in my Health Insurance.  It makes no sense.  Let me buy what I want, and ignore the rest.

McCain suggested this, and the idea was destroyed through media savy Democratic Operatives who refused to understand what exactly he was suggesting.

Let the Free Market fidn the solution.  Remove the chains upon the Invisible Hand.  It will work out.

But that would mean lifting the chains off the shoulders of the People, and that is something that the Government can not allow.  After all, we might vote them out.

29
Jun
09

Unrest in Honduras

Wow, Honduras is in an interesting situation right now.  And Obama, unlike Iran, where we need to do something to support those striving to acheive Democracry, you need to stay out.  If you interfere, you will be setting up a tin pot dictator, and stepping on a Democracy that is not even thirty years old.

President Manuel Zalaya was acting in violation of the constitution of the nation of Honduras, and thus the Army was ordered in by the Supreme Court to depose the Chavez backed Zelaya.

I must say, Mr. President, it worries me that you are acting in support of Dictators in Iran and Honduras, and in opposition to the very ideas enshrined in the Declaration of Indpendence.

It scares me that you do not think that the Constitution lists rights granted by the government to the people, and not restrictions to the powers of the Government, as granted by the people.

As the President of the United States, you should be standing up for the right to Life, Liberty, Property.  These rights are not granted to man by the government, but rather by God.  We give Government the power to protect these rights through the use of laws, the creation of a central monetary system, and the creation of an Army and Navy.

Remember, this is a government of the People, for the People, by the People.  Not of the Government, for the Government, and by the Government.

If you want to show your support for Democracy, do not stand with Hugo Chavez in backing Zelaya.  Do not support Iran as they murder their own people for yearning for Freedom.  Support the people of Iraq as they struggle through the birth pains of a democracy, not unlike the ones we worked through under the Articles of Confederation.  Stand up for South Korea as they are forced to face down their beligerent neighbors and brothers.  Support Israel, the only established Democracy surrounded by genocidal enemies who seek only to drive them into the sea.

Please, Mr. President, stand with the ideals that our Founding Fathers enshrined within the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and support Honduras as Chavez threatens to turn them into a puppet state.

29
Jun
09

Sotomayor Overturned

Sotomayor, the member of racial supremacist organization La Raza, has been overruled by the Supreme Court today, in the matter of Ricci v. DeStefano, when they found that the city of New Haven had in fact used a disctiminatory racial basis for determing promotions within the department.

As background, the New Haven Fire Department uses a test to determine the eligibility of a Fireman to advance to the rank of Lieutenant, similar to that used during WWI and WWII to determine who among hte enlisted ranks in the armed forces had the potential to be an officer.

A number of applicants took the tests for Lieutenant and Captain.  With a limited number of spots available (7 for the Captain’s slot, 8 for the Lieutenant’s Slot), the top scoring applicants would move on to the next level.

In those results, no black applicants met the minimum score necessary to be eligible for the position.

The Civil Service Board of the City of New Haven threw out the results, because there where not enough black people in the finalist pool.

One of the Firemen, lead plaintiff Frank Ricci, testified to the board, that he had incurred over a thousand dollars in expenses, and had even payed a friend to read the text books he needed to study on tape, so that Ricci could overcome his Dyslexia to study for the test.

Today, Kennedy led Alito, Scalia, Roberts, and Thomas in the Majority Opinion that the dismissal of the test on the basis of race was a violation of Title VII.

Ginsburg led the dissent, along with Stevens, Souter, and Breyer.

If you read the opinion though, it reads more like a 9-0, and is a rather, confusing opinion decision and seems to be more a rebuff of Sotomayor.

Watching the Supreme Court of late, it seems like everyone else might as well stadn down, and we should just let Kennedy decide issues based on which side of the bed he wakes up on, as every case of late seems to come down to how Kennedy decided to vote, and as someone who loves the constitution, this sickens me.

More on the story can be found at the following:

Michelle Malkin

Gateway Pundit

Hot Air

Instapundit

New York Times

Heritage Foundation

28
Jun
09

Cap and Trade: Cyanide for the Economy

Well, on Friday, Cap and Trade passed through the Hosue of Represenatives with the help of Eight Traitor Republicans.  Shame on you for voting to place the chains of tyranny on my generation, and the one behind me.

Before I discuss the chains that HR 2454 places upon us, I would like to mention one good thing.  It puts funds into research and production of Algae Based Bio-Diesel.  This is the only truly sustainable and non-intrusive idea in the bill.  If we were to convert acreage of United States farmland, we would need at most 1-2% of total acreage to grow enough Algae to fuel the country’s transportation systems.  And, unlike Switchgrass (which would require approximately 75% of current acreage) and Corn (Subsidised in the Cap and Trade Bill, and requiring 109% of current acreage) Algae based bio-fuels can be grown in skyscrapers, in deserts, in space, or even on the moon, thus not requiring a reduction in the global food supply that Ethanol Corn would create.  On top of that, a gallon of Algae Bio-Fuel is 103% more efficient then a comparable quantity of Diesel.

However, as noted above, HR 2454 puts a large quantity of funding into Ethanol Corn Subsidies, a worthless and, quite frankly stupid, enterprise that will have large negative effects across the planet.

The United States is one of the world’s breadbaskets, along with the Nile Floodplain and Delta, and the Chinese River Country.  If we continue to follow this reckless path, then the price of Ethanol Corn will go up, at a rate where other farmers in other nations will abandon Wheat, Rice, and Soy for Ethanol Corn, reducing the Global Food Supply.  This will increase starvation across the globe, and result in massive civil unrest, to the point of creating a Fracture War.

And, as grain is a major American export, this will further the trade imbalance, and result in a nation that continues to grow weaker, as we have to import grain from outside the country, from nations such as Egypt and China, giving China further control over the United States, as they can then threaten to cut off food shipments if we do not do as they say.

And this isn’t even going into the effects this will have on Employment, GDP, Energy Costs, Goverment Control, or Government Intrusiveness.  Those are for later posts…




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