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An Open Letter to President Barack Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures!)
Patheos ^ | January 30, 2012 | Marc Barnes

Posted on 01/31/2012 7:29:32 PM PST by Not gonna take it anymore

Dear Mr. President,

I am fully aware that these are days in which the federal government is — for all practical purposes — unlimited in its power. As it stands, you — sir — can detain any American citizen without due process simply because you suspect him of being a terrorist, you have magically managed to become the Chairman of the UN Security Council without the approval of Congress — despite that awkward Article 1.9 of the Constitution — and you — along with the FCC — seem to think the Internet is thine to regulate. Now I’m sure this sudden growth in power was seen as necessary, proper and really-cool by all of your staff, and thus I join in with their applause (but with those annoying, ironically-spaced claps that continue long after everyone else has finished.)

. . .

Archbishop Timothy Dolan noted that ‎”The Amish do not carry health insurance. The government respects their principles. Christian Scientists want to heal by prayer alone, and the new health-care reform law respects that. Quakers and others object to killing even in wartime, and the government respects that principle for conscientious objectors. By its decision, the Obama administration has failed to show the same respect for the consciences of Catholics and others who object to treating pregnancy as a disease.” This injustice is not something that need solely concern the Catholic Church — if the federal government can force Catholics to act against their consciences, they can force anyone to act against their conscience, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Atheist, and by the same pitiful reasoning.

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TOPICS: Activism; Catholic; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: freedom; obama; religion
I really like this column. Read the whole thing.
1 posted on 01/31/2012 7:29:39 PM PST by Not gonna take it anymore
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I liked the col also. I clicked on his link to sign the petition and it took me to the WH site. Backed out in a hurry - guess Obozo now has my IP address.
2 posted on 01/31/2012 7:33:58 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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Obummer Morphs Into King George III and violates Several State Constitutions:

Several State Constitutions were written before the U.S. Constitution:

New York Constitution, 1777:

1. ``He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.`` [bypasses or ignores Congress]

2. "He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.``

[Arizona, North Carolina, Virginia, etc]

3. "He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance`` {EPA, TSA, DOJ etc.; Citizen Detainment Act.]

4. "He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:`` [United Nations Gun Control etc., abortion, etc.]

5. ``this convention doth further, in the name and by the authority of the good people of this State, ordain, determine, and declare, that the free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever hereafter be allowed, within this State, to all mankind: Provided, That the liberty of conscience, hereby granted, shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State.`` [HHS Anti-Catholic Abortion Law]


``XL. And whereas it is of the utmost importance to the safety of every State that it should always be in a condition of defence; and it is the duty of every man who enjoys the protection of society to be prepared and willing to defend it; this convention therefore, in the name and by the authority of the good people of this State, doth ordain, determine, and declare that the militia of this State, at all times hereafter, as well in peace as in war, shall be armed and disciplined, and in readiness for service.`` [DOJ anti-Gun regulations]

Vermont Constitution 1793:

``Article 3rd. Freedom in religion; right and duty of religious worship (notes)

That all persons have a natural and unalienable right, to worship Almighty God, according to the dictates of their own consciences and understandings, as in their opinion shall be regulated by the word of God; and that no person ought to, or of right can be compelled to attend any religious worship, or erect or support any place of worship, or maintain any minister, contrary to the dictates of conscience, nor can any person be justly deprived or abridged of any civil right as a citizen, on account of religious sentiments, or peculiar mode of religious worship; and that no authority can, or ought to be vested in, or assumed by, any power whatever, that shall in any case interfere with, or in any manner control the rights of conscience, in the free exercise of religious worship. Nevertheless, every sect or denomination of Christians ought to observe the sabbath or Lord's day, and keep up some sort of religious worship, which to them shall seem most agreeable to the revealed will of God [HHS Sebelius abortion anti-Catholic]


Article 16th. Right to bear arms; standing armies; military power subordinate to civil <8> That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State [[DOJ anti-Gun regulations]

MILITIA § 59. Militia

The inhabitants of this State shall be trained and armed for its defense, under such regulations, restrictions, and exceptions, as Congress, agreeably to the Constitution of the United States, and the Legislature of this State, shall direct.


All religious societies, or bodies of people that may be united or incorporated for the advancement of religion and learning, or for other pious and charitable purposes, shall be encouraged and protected in the enjoyment of the privileges, immunities, and estates, which they in justice ought to enjoy, under such regulations as the general assembly of this state shall direct.``[HHS Sebelius abortion anti-Catholic]

New Hampshire Constitution of 1784:


ARTICLE I All men are born equally free and independent; therefore, all government of right originates from the people, is founded in consent, and instituted for the general good.

II. All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights. among which are --the enjoying and defending life and liberty --acquiring, possessing and protecting property --and in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness.`` [``Share the Wealth`` is anti-NH Constitution]

``10. IV. Among the natural rights, some are in their very nature unalienable, because no equivalent can be given or received for them. Of this kind are the RIGHTS OF CONSCIENCE.``

``V. Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship GOD according to the dictates of his own conscience, and reason; and no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained in his person, liberty or estate for worshipping GOD, in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience, or for his religious profession, sentiments or persuasion; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or disturb others, in their religious worship.`` [HHS anti-Catholic Abortion Rule]


Maine Constitution 1820:

``Keep and bear arms Section 16. To keep and bear arms. Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.`` [DOJ anti-gun regulations]

12. Massachusetts Constitution 1780: ``And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience, or for his religious profession or sentiments, provided he doth not disturb the public peace or obstruct others in their religious worship.

And every denomination of Christians, demeaning themselves peaceably and as good subjects of the commonwealth, shall be equally under the protection of the law; and no subordination of any sect or denomination to another shall ever be established by law.`` [HHS above]

``13. Art. XVII. The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence.`` [DOJ anti-gun]

[ex post facto laws]:

``14. Art. XXIV. Laws made to punish for actions done before the existence of such laws, and which have not been declared crimes by preceding laws, are unjust, oppressive, and inconsistent with the fundamental principles of a free government.`` [Catholic Church in America 150 years before USA govt formed; Catholic Church in USA 367 years before Obummer`s HHS tells them they are wrong to believe in their own religion.]

13. Connecticut Constitution:

``Sec. 17. Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defence of himself and the state``

3 posted on 01/31/2012 8:11:07 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (KIng in WH?? ?? Who knew?)
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To: Cheerio
try the one for the St. Michael Society:

Support Cardinal-designate Dolan: Sign the Religious Freedom Petition

4 posted on 01/31/2012 8:25:40 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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5 posted on 01/31/2012 8:46:26 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Not gonna take it anymore
From the Bishops and other concerned citizens:

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures!)
Lincoln bishop: prepare for 'suffering' under HHS mandate
Bishop David Zubik confronts Obama
Obama’s ‘war on the church’

Pope hits out at 'radical secularism'
‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate
‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate
Bruskewitz: Fight Insurance Ruling [Sebelius a "bitter, fallen away Catholic"]
Letter from Archbishop John G. Vlazny on the matter of freedom of conscience and decisions by HHS
Bishop Olmsted's Letter to Catholics [Catholic Caucus]
Liberty for the Amish & Quakers but not Catholics. . .
Contraception mandate prompts Peoria bishop to instate St. Michael Prayer (Catholic Caucus)
Phoenix bishop (Olmstead): defy feds on birth control
A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict

Speak honestly: abortion is ‘the killing of tiny human beings in the womb’ – Denver bishop
Bishop [Daniel Jenky] Blasts Secularist Intolerance, Calls For ‘Assertive Action’ to Defend Church
(Pittsburgh Bishop Zubik comments:) HHS delays rule on contraceptive coverage
Dolan: Natural law, not religious preference, dictates all life sacred
Religious leaders blast HHS over contraception mandate
Mandated Contraception, Sterilization: Caesar Demands Church Violate Conscience
OBAMA’S CONTEMPT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (mandates coverage of sterilization & contraception)
Implications of Obama Admin move to force Cath hospitals to provide contraception and sterilizations
Catholic doctors’ group launches petition against contraception mandate
Contraception mandate tramples religious freedom, US bishops say

6 posted on 01/31/2012 9:13:53 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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