At the very bottom of this post is my Photo of the Day. Also listed are my responses to some of the recent messages I’ve received from readers.
I don’t know if you are aware of this or even interested. But am sharing the link about followup health care for those that breathed the air from the collapse of the twin towers as I know you were there..
DML: I had that crap on my hair, on my skin, on my clothes.
James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) tweeted at 6:06 PM on Wed, Sep 12, 2018:
Twitter now says calling illegal aliens “illegal aliens” violates some regulation they have. #IllegalAliens Yet that is the official usage by none other than our federal government.
DML: Well, it looks like my Twitter account will be killed next. So be it. I can’t wait until some lawyer finds the crack in the user agreements that ignites a massive class action lawsuit against all of these slime. Meanwhile, perhaps we should all post this song on Twitter and see if they ban GENESIS.
Hi DML, just wondering what you think the chances are of John Kerry making a run. He sure seems to be popping up everywhere lately.
DML: It’s not a factor of whether he runs, the bigger question is “can he win.” We’ve seen this movie before, and therefore the ending is great for Republicans. That said, I think he is just the flavor of the month.
I just watched your sit and talk regarding cost of living and if I had to simplify, in as few sentences as possible, why we continue to see a rising cost of living and a decreasing quality of life, it would go something like this:
The bastardization of the General Welfare Clause has allowed the federal government to grant itself unlimited powers, in contradiction to those enumerated within our Constitution. The result is a population that wars with one another over the scraps left behind from the stolen fruits of our labor. It’s wrecked our culture, sense of brotherhood, work ethic, and the overwhelming response has been to ask the government to fix itself: health care, homelessness, welfare, regulation of private businesses under the guise of free speech, etc.
The Father of the Constitution, James Madison, in Federalist #45, explained that the powers of the federal government are “reserved to external objects” of “war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce.” He also stated that the central government’s power to tax is intended to be limited to those powers. The bottom line is that the General Welfare Clause was intended to further restrain the government’s specific powers by ensuring that no law was made, or money was spent that would place one state over another.
No, the Constitution is not a living, breathing document. It is a contract between the government and the states, and therefore, contract law applies. Intent matters. I could not take my neighbor to court over breach of contract and explain to the judge that the agreement was “living and breathing”. I would get laughed out of court, and rightly so.
Our eggs have been placed in one enormous, central basket. Businesses like mine, and the people who produce are forced to buy insurance, and subject to regulation and high taxes imposed by unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats and an unrestrained federal government. This makes products more expensive across the board for everyone and creates an environment that punishes the entrepreneur. How do we fix this?
John Adams said: “Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”
First, we have to educate ourselves. Second, we have to exercise self restraint. A government is a reflection of the people, not the other way around. We have to stop insisting that the government operate outside of its purview and break out of the prison that is the left/right paradigm. It’s up or down. We are either moving away from liberty, or moving towards it. The Constitution is easy to understand and the principles upon which it is written offers clarity-there’s no need to immerse ourselves in the nebulous rhetoric that dictates the politics today when we have these foundational truths at our disposal.
Imagine if we had a system that operated as it was intended; where the central government only dealt with exterior forces, and the rest was left to the states. This was the vision of our framers. We would have 50 chances to get it right, and if we didn’t like how our state was handling an issue, we could move. Charity would be left to the people where we could voluntarily pull our funds in protest, if need be. The donor would not be so far removed from the recipient, and society would be encouraged to forge good relationships, as a matter of survival.
Poo rolls up-hill in politics. If we want to fix this, we have to involve ourselves at the local level and elect representatives who will respect our founding principles, as they were intended. It seems like a tall order, but it can be done. I have hope.
DML: You’re probably a very interesting dinner date.
Your new updated website doesn’t open up. So frustrating.
DML: I didn’t know we had a new updated website.
I want to buy They Come to America 4. I have all your other films. I’m old and challenged with electronics. I have your app. And get your news but not sure if you finished and how to order the book. I’m so eager to watch it. Please finish soon. Thank you for all you and your family do.
DML: Thank you Ruby. First, to order the book, just click here. As for the new film, I was just about done with TCTA4, but then got hit with a deadline date for our homeless that cannot be missed. That deadline is Friday. After taking the weekend off, I will go back to finishing TCTA4, and will make it available in late November. Thanks!!!
PHOTO OF THE DAY
It’s actually a screenshot. “Illegal alien” is a legal term.