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Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-06-30 11:50:12 | mrcurmudgeon

Posted on 06/30/2012 12:35:57 PM PDT by morethanright

Edited on 06/30/2012 12:43:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

By Mr. Curmudgeon

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress has the power to do just about anything it desires provided it's called a tax. It's hard not to notice that the Progressive march toward totalitarianism in America has a decidedly bipartisan feel. Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the high court's majority opinion, is an appointee of "compassionate conservative" George W. Bush.

This ruling positions the Tea Party as the only alternative to our broken two-party system.

At the center of the controversy, stands the individual mandate, which orders every American to participate in government-run health care or face fines or imprisonment.

I know this is an election year, and most Americans are used to pretending that presidential elections highlight the "stark contrasts between the two parties," but the Supreme Court's ObamaCare ruling and the histories of both presidential candidates belay that tired fantasy.

The presidential contest pits the father of the individual mandate against his protege. The father, of course, is Mitt Romney. The Republican faithful counter that Romney and congressional establishment Republicans have pledged to "repeal and replace" Obama and Pelosi's dictatorial abomination. It's the "replace" part of the equation that should give us pause.

That said, I intend to hold my nose and vote for Romney for one reason and one reason only: The Supreme Courts' health care ruling serves as a recruiting tool, adding more Americans to the Tea Party army. If, as in the midterm elections of 2010, Tea Party candidates head to Washington, the Progressive wing of the Republican Party will be hard pressed to ignore their power.

If the high court says Congress has unlimited power to bleed taxpayers dry, the acronym "Taxed-Enough-Already" takes on greater meaning and urgency.

The Tea Party must intensify its crusade to repeal the tenure of big-government politicians in both parties and replace them with small-government constitutionalists.

That requires a greater Tea Party presence in the House and Senate, and that means a Tea Party overthrow of the Progressive wing of the GOP.

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1 posted on 06/30/2012 12:36:05 PM PDT by morethanright
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To: morethanright

In a nut shell, last week Barry’s court opened the door to foreign invaders while making sure they had “free” taxpayer funded healthcare when they get here and topped it off by pissing all over veterans. Some “supreme court”. I don’t think the Founding Fathers had this kind of government in mind when they wrote the Constitution. Americans lost big last week.


2 posted on 06/30/2012 12:44:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: morethanright
.... Progressive wing of the GOP.

Haven't heard it called that before, but the shoe fits. Clean house in November .... I think we're going to need a tanker of bleach for the WH (no pun intended).

3 posted on 06/30/2012 12:45:32 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yes We Did ,I do not think some realize How BIG.


4 posted on 06/30/2012 12:47:39 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: morethanright

The government has always, at least since WWI, had the power to bleed the public dry through taxation.

All Roberts did was tell us the way the world really is.

Branding it a tax brings it under the control of the budget process where 51 senators can drive the bus rather than 60.

Another gift from Roberts, whether intentional or the result of the law of unintended consequences, we should take advantage of the gift.


5 posted on 06/30/2012 12:48:44 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: old curmudgeon

In order to take advantage the GOP would need a couple dozen bottles of Old Spine Grow.


6 posted on 06/30/2012 12:52:03 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: morethanright
It's too bad the Republicans and the elite bunch of fools did everything to put down Newt. Here was a former speaker that if elected President would have the inside knowledge and the bull dog approach to save America. Romney is a real question and a light weight and we just did not have enough time to train him. But now the question, do we want King Obama or Romney. I have to go Romney because that communists black pig King Obama would further take America down.
7 posted on 06/30/2012 12:53:32 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: exnavy

Another point Roberts made.

It is up to us to feed them spine grow.


8 posted on 06/30/2012 12:54:38 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: old curmudgeon
Interesting to me, as rank and file UAW, the number of life long democrat union members that have openly stated opposition to another vote for Burlap Insane Obama.

Methinks this election, if it takes place at all, isn't the cake walk democrats would like to think.

9 posted on 06/30/2012 1:00:00 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

About those “foreign invaders”.

How many things have you bought recently, made in America?

Hmm? How many? Does not matter the brand, they are all IMPORTED.

Why is it, nobody is asking that?

Nobody. Why not?


10 posted on 06/30/2012 1:04:10 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: morethanright

Time to abolish the 16th Amendment to the Constitution.

Amendment 16

Income taxes

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

February 3, 1913.


11 posted on 06/30/2012 1:09:06 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I oppose your review of the 16th Amendment.

I say, raise taxes on IMPORTS. For anything purchased which is imported.

Anything. Enough screwing around.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 1:13:05 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Logical me
But now the question, do we want King Obama or Romney.

Neither. I want an end to the federal experiment. The States set it up, and the States can abolish it.

/johnny

13 posted on 06/30/2012 1:14:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Time to abolish the 16th Amendment to the Constitution Federal government.

/johnny

14 posted on 06/30/2012 1:15:48 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: old curmudgeon
It is up to us to feed them spine grow.

Many seem to have missed that.

Back in 2010 when my congressman was a candidate he gave a speech and explained that we can't vote for him or anyone else only to walk away and assume they'll do the right thing. He said that we need to hang over their shoulder every single day and make sure they do the right thing. Fortunately I have a good responsive congressman though imperfect and that ain't easy as a freshman.

Unfortunately I see comments to the local paper complaining that he isn't doing anything because he isn't making national news and they aren't seeing fiery speeches. The people on both sides of the aisle are American Idle voters. They don't go out of their way to learn anything unless someone smacks them in the forehead with a mallet.
15 posted on 06/30/2012 1:19:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: morethanright

This is the year CONSERVATIVES got to get behind the GOP... if we go vote for the 3rd parties — we will lose more!!


16 posted on 06/30/2012 1:26:00 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

***I oppose your review of the 16th Amendment.***

My review? Here is the link. Word for word.

http://www.ushistory.org/documents/amendments.htm#amend16


17 posted on 06/30/2012 1:29:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
In a nut shell, last week Barry’s court opened the door to foreign invaders while making sure they had “free” taxpayer funded healthcare when they get here and topped it off by pissing all over veterans. Some “supreme court”. I don’t think the Founding Fathers had this kind of government in mind when they wrote the Constitution. Americans lost big last week

YOU......

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As a Nam Vet, I'm more concerned with our Republic's safety and survival than Mittens being a Flip-Flopping, RINO who in his WORST day, could not begin to even TRY and wreak the havoc and INTENTIONAL harm, this FACIST, Neo-Commie, phony, POS has done or will do, if reelected.

18 posted on 06/30/2012 1:35:32 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m passing up on the electoral process. We’ll have to wade through rivers of blood to rebuild this society. No other action will take us where we need to go.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 1:36:08 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

You are not going to vote.

You are the problem.

The stupid post of the day.

The election of 2010 shows that our vote counts but no thinking person thought that the 2010 election would cure all of our problems overnight.

We must do it again and again and maybe even again.


20 posted on 06/30/2012 1:50:28 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: ClearCase_guy

Then you have only one choice. Start Shooting.

Don’t talk trash unless you mean it.


21 posted on 06/30/2012 2:04:03 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: morethanright

That said, I intend to hold my nose and vote for Romney for one reason and one reason only:


So, I take it that just two days ago, Barky Jugears McF*ckstick was just peachy?

I don’t get you people sometimes.

....and yes, sitting out is just as bad.


22 posted on 06/30/2012 2:08:23 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: old curmudgeon
"The Congress's having power without control—to borrow money on the credit of the United States; their having power to appoint their own salaries, and their being paid out of the treasury of the United States, thereby, in some measure, rendering them independent of the individual states; their being judges of the qualification and election of their own members, by which means they can get men to suit any purpose; together with Col. Mason's wise and judicious objections —are grievances, the very idea of which is enough to make every honest citizen exclaim in the language of Cato, O Liberty, O my country!"

I'm personally done with federal government, just like the original anti-federalists.

You kick that dead whale down the beach. I have other things to do.

/johnny

23 posted on 06/30/2012 2:11:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’m passing up on the electoral process.


Then, enjoy your servitude, drone.


24 posted on 06/30/2012 2:11:56 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Venturer
Then you have only one choice. Start Shooting.

False dichotomy.

The feds can be ignored to good effect.

Ask Ghandi.

/johnny

25 posted on 06/30/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: morethanright; All

I suggest you get & study the book RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY by Joseph P. Martino ,who I believe is a fellow freeper it is a primer if you will on what will be needed to do our part in this battle for the hearts ,souls & mends of our countrymen. It can be had at Barnes & Noble ,Amazon if you don’t have a copy get one if you have one reread it & get active.


26 posted on 06/30/2012 2:21:40 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: morethanright

While we’re thinking about our Liberties, we need to remember the election is also about the CIC in charge of the Military, our Country’s Heroes.


27 posted on 06/30/2012 2:25:03 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Bloodshed is theabsolute very last resort, if you don’t vote then may the chains of your slavery weigh lightly upon you & may the rest of us forget you were ever our countryman.


28 posted on 06/30/2012 2:26:20 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Nebr FAL owner

You can blame Pres. Bush for many things, but this decision by Roberts was so out of left field, I don’t think its fair to point the finger at 43. I did NOT hear ONE Conservative pundit criticize the choice of Roberts when it was made. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Up until now, one of the things Conservatives pointed to in support of “W” were his SCOTUS selections. IMO, I think Pres. Bush was probably just as surprised as the rest of us.


29 posted on 06/30/2012 2:27:35 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: JRandomFreeper; Venturer

“First, they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.”
Mahatma Gandhi


30 posted on 06/30/2012 2:31:22 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: easternsky
Yes We Did ,I do not think some realize How BIG.

Incredibly big. Let's see what does the decision do:

  1. Says that the power to mandate can be implemented as a tax.
  2. It then follows that taxes may now be placed on things not done/bought.
  3. It further sets precedent that the Courts may alter laws.
  4. It virtually guarantees an unlimited government, via the current "commerce clause" and the new "taxes."
  5. It further cements the current government in its contra-constitutional mindset: if we can get away with it for long enough then it's Constitutional.
  6. It legitimizes a level of state surveillance on non-crime committing citizens in a manner that would make Stalin proud: the IRS now has open access to your bank records.
  7. As per the above, you are now considered guilty until you are proven innocent: this is the only way to justify the above.

31 posted on 06/30/2012 2:39:41 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ExCTCitizen
This is the year CONSERVATIVES got to get behind the GOP... if we go vote for the 3rd parties — we will lose more!!

What's the point in voting GOP if the GOP is offering Obama... just in a lighter shade of fail?
If that's who they're going to run, then they'll not get my vote. Remember NY-23!

32 posted on 06/30/2012 2:44:20 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: cripplecreek

“I have a good responsive congressman”

The only response I have ever received from a congressman was, “Send money,” paraphrased.


33 posted on 06/30/2012 2:46:00 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“We’ll have to wade through rivers of blood to rebuild this society. No other action will take us where we need to go.”

BINGO!


34 posted on 06/30/2012 2:48:16 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: 98ZJ USMC; ClearCase_guy
Do you imagine that CCG is going to be THE vote that makes the difference? Or you? Or me?

What makes you so bitter?

Take a deep breath and just don't play the game anymore.

/johnny

35 posted on 06/30/2012 2:49:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

“Barky Jugears McF*ckstick”

I have never laughed so hard in my life and I’ll laugh every time I think about it.


36 posted on 06/30/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: morethanright

That said, I intend to hold my nose and vote for Romney for one reason and one reason only:


Based on twenty years of GOP idiocy, I have little faith in Romney keeping his word and killing the law. That said, I will not commit my vote to Romney until I see who he selects as running mate.

The only reason I voted for “Insane McCain” was Sarah Palin.


37 posted on 06/30/2012 2:56:34 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Rev 6: 3-4)
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To: old curmudgeon
"We must do it again and again and maybe even again."

Been voting since Reagan. Time to try something else.

38 posted on 06/30/2012 2:57:46 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

I’m more concerned with our Republic’s safety and survival...

Sums it up for me, too.


39 posted on 06/30/2012 2:58:17 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (chirping birds + basket weavers who sit + smile + twiddle their thumbs + toes They're coming to take)
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To: Nebr FAL owner

“Bloodshed is theabsolute very last resort, if you don’t vote then may the chains of your slavery weigh lightly upon you & may the rest of us forget you were ever our countryman.”

I don’t think that quote was for voting, it was for rebellion. Samuel Adams said this in a speech to gather support for rebellion against the King, August 1st 1776.

So, back at ya:

If all you are going to do is vote, may the chains of your slavery weigh lightly upon you & may the rest of us forget you were ever our countryman


40 posted on 06/30/2012 3:01:49 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: ExCTCitizen
This is the year CONSERVATIVES got to get behind the GOP... if we go vote for the 3rd parties — we will lose more!!

This is the year the GOP needs to prove Conservatives deserve their support.

Am I the only one disgusted with the constant fellatio performed by Republican politicians on their Democrat party colleagues across the aisle?

We were stuck with the leader of “The Gang of Eight,” Maverick McCain, during the last election. The only reason I voted for his pathetic butt was his choice of running mate.

41 posted on 06/30/2012 4:27:26 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Rev 6: 3-4)
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To: CodeToad

If all you are going to do is vote, may the chains of your slavery weigh lightly upon you & may the rest of us forget you were ever our countryman


Maybe he also intends to write strongly worded letters to the editor.


42 posted on 06/30/2012 4:34:17 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Rev 6: 3-4)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

How lucky we are.

We are going to be saved by Captain Courageous, who is going to shoot up the evil people in DC and save us all.

Oh, praise the Lord.


43 posted on 06/30/2012 6:23:08 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: old curmudgeon

If he gets mad, and I mean “really really” mad, he might even hold his breath until he turns blue!


44 posted on 06/30/2012 6:31:01 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Rev 6: 3-4)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse; Admin Moderator
Welcome to Free Republic. Haven't I seen that IP address block before?

/johnny

45 posted on 06/30/2012 6:36:51 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: old curmudgeon
What would you suggest we do to help the spinegrow? I submit the possibility that these elections will do nothing to help our Republic.

Our government does not fear the governed anymore. Obviously I greatly respect Thomas Jefferson. Please ponder his simple words -

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Do you fear your government?

46 posted on 06/30/2012 6:39:01 PM PDT by C.O. Correspondence (Most bad government has grown out of too much government. . Tommy J)
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To: al baby
Do you smell troll? Because I smell troll.

/johnny

47 posted on 06/30/2012 7:05:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: C.O. Correspondence

Do again what the Tea Party did in 2010.


48 posted on 06/30/2012 7:17:31 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: JRandomFreeper; Admin Moderator; al baby

Haven’t I seen that IP address block before?


I doubt it.


49 posted on 06/30/2012 7:28:48 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Rev 6: 3-4)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Admin Moderator

Do you smell troll? Because I smell troll.


Perhaps if you indulged in an occasional bath you would find it may ease such problems.

The welcome wagon leaves much to be desired.


50 posted on 06/30/2012 7:31:25 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Rev 6: 3-4)
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