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Cogitation: Casuistry and The Laws of the Land

Recent Supreme Court rulings are what brings this Prepography cogitation on ‘Casuistry’ to you.  Actually, it is the majority opinions reaffirming several decisions that bring us here.  The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of what many see as the federal government’s overreach of power in several cases.  In these cases, instead of reviewing the constitutionality of the law as written the majority decisions have apparently allowed political conscience to shape ‘legal’ judgment. The Merriam-Webster definition of casuistry: casuistry noun ca·su·ist·ry \ˈkazh-wə-strē, ˈka-zhə-\ plural ca·su·ist·ries.  Definition of CASUISTRY 1: a resolving of specific cases of conscience, duty, or conduct through interpretation of ethical principles or religious doctrine 2: specious argument : rationalization A majority of Supreme Court justices have speciously rendered judgment based on the divined or redefined ‘intention’ of the lawmakers vs ruling on the laws as written.  The majority opinion on King v. Bruwell (Affordable Care Act Subsidies Case) doesn’t even try to hide this fact.  The law, as written, has no bearing on how it is interpreted and enforced.  So, now every law written in the US is by precedent prefaced with  the statement “what the law really intended was…”. This is not a political screed.  This is a word of caution for the readers of Prepography.  Make no mistake about it.  The lifestyle that the type of person who reads Prepography attempts to lead is antithetical to the future that our nation’s leaders (who increasingly look like an oligarchy) are trying to bring about.  Prepography readers seek the freedom to prepare as they see fit.  They also seek self-sufficiency so that they do not have to rely on “the system”.  This freedom and lack of dependency is a threat to those that wish to control every aspect of our daily lives.  Previously, freedom loving people were protected by the law but our nation’s leaders, on the bench and both sides of the...

Cogitation: Voter Fraud Is A Real Possibility

Despite what the open borders crowd and ACLU will tell you, yes it is: “.. in North Carolina, which compared its voter rolls against a federal immigration database. The cross-check of 10,000 voters found 1,425 likely non-citizen voters, including 109 illegal immigrants or so-called “Dreamers.”  And with elections being decided by a few hundred or few thousand votes, such as Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race, these numbers make voter fraud a real possibility. “…two Old Dominion professors concluded that non-citizen votes may have been responsible for Obama’s 2008 victory in North Carolina. “Obama won the state by 14,177 votes, so a turnout by 5.1 percent of North Carolina’s adult non-citizens would have provided this victory margin.”” So you can’t buy beer or wine, or cigarettes, or get on an airplane, or cash a check, or pick up your prescription, without an ID, and that’s no problem. But to vote?  Come on down!  Show an ID?? Why, that’s racist!  You’re suppressing my vote!  What if I don’t have an ID? (Notice how we have evidence of voter fraud, illegals with IDs on the voter rolls, but the folks that fight against Voter ID Laws never seem to have actual evidence and numbers and real people with them that can prove that the law keeps someone from voting.  And actually, it can never actually keep someone from voting that is legally able to vote: all they have to do is get the required ID, and most states bend over backward to make sure that is easy and cheap to do). Andrew’s Note:  I still get asked for my ID when I vote…I don’t think it’s a political statement or a sanctity of the ballot box issue…I think the election judge just finds it easier to find me on the roles…but I always say “thank you for...

The Media-Military-Industrial-Government Complex

One of the original drafts of President Eisenhower’s famous speech warning of the rise of the Military-Industrial Complex written by speech writer Malcom Moos, reads: We must never let power, implicit in this combination, endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert, knowledgeable, and wise citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that both security and liberty may prosper. In the councils of government, we must jealously guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We can ignore it only at our peril. Malcolm Moosvia General Thomas McInerney and the Military-Industrial Complex | SOFREP Andrew’s Note: I wonder what President and General of the Army Eisenhower and Professor Moos would think of the rise of the Media-Military-Industrial-Government Complex? FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Bureaucratic Mentality – Quote

The bureaucratic mentality is the only constant in the universe. DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard McCoy in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [HD] FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

No Guns For You!

No Guns For You?  ‘Out West’ or even in my much beloved Midwest (not including much of Illinois of course) we have a hard time understanding the Eastern Mindset…I’m not talking about the Asian Mind but the Eastern (US) Mind.  With notable exceptions like West Virginia, New Hampshire, Maine and much of Pennsylvania there is this attitude toward liberties and even Constitutionally protected liberties that the rest of us just don’t understand…to quote Mr. Sampson (below) ‘it just doesn’t make sense’ to us.  Recently the Massachusetts legislature pulled wording from a proposed law that would have allowed the local Chief of Police to determine who could and who couldn’t purchase long arms (they already have this power for hand guns).  No due process, no pretense of complying with the requirements of the Second Amendment…just dictatorial powers to determine who is and who isn’t allowed to protect themselves with a rifle or shotgun. Wayne Sampson, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association epitomized the arrogance of those law enforcement officers prospective overlords more concerned with their personal power than supporting their oath to the Constitution when he exclaimed: We, as an association, believe that it’s unconscionable that if we determine a person is unsuitable to carry a handgun, that they can then turn around and apply for a Firearms Identification Card, which allows them, by law, to purchase rifles and shotguns. And there’s no way we can impose any restrictions on that. It just doesn’t make sense. Wayne Sampson, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association I agree Mr. Sampson… at least with that last part…‘It just doesn’t make sense.’ It doesn’t make sense for local law enforcement to be able to abridge a citizen’s natural and constitutional right to defend him or herself by executive fiat or whim It doesn’t make sense to...

Weed Welfare – Today’s Quote

Basically, the city council wants to make sure that low-income, homeless, indigent folks have access to their medical marijuana, their medicine… Berkeley California City Council Member Darryl Moore via Berkeley Requires Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients « CBS San Francisco Andrew’s Note:  Weed Welfare…now free marijuana is a right too? FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Policing for Profit – Today’s Quote

Civil forfeiture is when police and prosecutors seize property, cars or cash from someone they suspect of wrongdoing. It differs from criminal forfeiture cases, where prosecutors typically must prove a person is guilty or reach a settlement before freezing funds or selling property. In civil forfeiture, authorities don’t have to prove guilt, file charges or obtain a conviction before seizing private property. Critics say it is a process ripe for abuse, and one which leaves citizens little means of fighting back. via Policing for Profit? Lawmakers, advocates raise alarm at growing gov’t power to seize property | Fox News FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

The Constitution or Good Ideas? – Today’s Quote

Should we be ruled by what are seen as good ideas or by what’s permissible by the U.S. Constitution? Dr. Walter E. Williams via The Constitution or Good Ideas? FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

This Is How Empires Collapse – Today’s Quote

Politicians cannot get this through their head that the economy functions always in anticipation of future events. They are just crazy – although not out of their mind entirely just yet. They can read a script, but they are incapable of understanding the people or math. These people are simply beyond control. All they can see is the immediate issue to survive day-by-day. They have absolutely zero comprehension of what they are doing and even less understanding of what happens when there is no more money they can raid. Those at the helm of the world need no elite-conspiracy. They are too stupid to have long-term plans beyond 30 days. This is how Empires Collapse – they are following the precise step-by-step guide for total chaos. Martin Armstrong via What is Your’s Ain’t Yours | Armstrong Economics Andrew’s Note:  Armstrong is commenting on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s expressed desire to raid British bank accounts and the anticipated bank run that will proceed it.  If you think that wealth confiscations can’t happen in Europe than ask the people of Cyprus.  Makes you a little nervous that we’ve embraced European socialism in the U.S. doesn’t it… FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Dogs To The Left of Me – Today’s Quote

I remember during one Roosevelt Room prep session before I appeared on the Sunday shows, I objected when Dan Pfeiffer wanted me to say ‘Social Security didn’t contribute to the deficit.’  It wasn’t a main driver of our future deficits, but it did contribute. Pfeiffer said the line was a ‘dog whistle’ to the left, a phrase I had never heard before. He had to explain that the phrase was code to the Democratic base, signaling that we intended to protect Social Security. Timothy Geithner, Former Secretary of the Treasury via Geithner: White House Wanted Me to Lie on Sunday Shows | The Weekly Standard Andrew’s Note:  Makes you wonder what the other ‘dog whistles’ the administration uses to keep their base on a leash? FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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