Flowers appeared in my garden today, even my tomatoes are blooming! Still picking out communitarian beetles by hand although seeing only 2 to 5 a day. One of the elder Indians in Chitina told Corina to put cayenne pepper along the sides of the plants, she said it worked in their community garden. Been in the nineties for a week and I'm filling water jugs continuously. Rebuilt shower gertee attached to the back of my little gertee... it's positively luxurious now. :)
I like the slant of what Bobby Garner has to say in this email forward, and I'm extremely curious now to see a list of all our new "czars." I know the constitution's silence on the presidents' ability to sign binding treaties with foreign powers is one of the most serious loopholes in the contract. I've also some familiarity with the use of Presidential Executive Orders. I'm unfamiliar with Signing Statements, which shows how non-current my research has become. When I finally get back to having a regular phone line again, I'm going to have a lot of catching up to do.
I received this email on July 1st but it fell into my junk folder and I didn't find it until now. I thought it important enough to pass around, because you don't need to look very far in todays news to find current examples of its accuracy.
Our younger generations have been conditioned by our public schools to accept all of this as the normal progression of history, and while they may find parts of it alarming, they are easily able to excuse it, and look the other way. But the facts remain, that we are now governed by a monstrosity called government, but it is unrecognizable by any constitutional standard other than the one heavily corrupted, but officially approved by the Supreme Court and our Head Czar In Chief Obama.
Speaking of Czars, various accounts have the total number at more than 30 now. I'm not sure anyone really knows the exact number, because there may not be any requirement for reporting that information. I suspect that these appointments are reported only to impart to them the aura of respectability. The constitution gives the President complete authority to direct the operations of the White House, but it is completely silent on the appointment of Czars. Why? Because the framers of that document took every precaution against such things without naming any specifics. They understood that any specifics would leave unavoidable loopholes.
The White House by the way is not a constitutional branch of government. The Office of the President is one of the three branches of government, but the White House contains the home and office spaces of the President. The President has complete control over what happens there with very little oversight. He manages those offices via verbal commands, Executive Orders, and more recently by Signing Statements. Executive Orders are submitted to Congress for review. If they don't review them, or take no action, they become legally enforceable as law. I haven't researched Signing Statement, but they are both routinely abused, because no President has constitutional authority to dictate his policy into the law of the land, and that's what has been happening for many years. I can find no record of congress acting against any Executive Order, and they have therefore been allowed to pass into law by default.
The effect is that the President now rules the country by precedent established by abuses of his constitutional authority to rule the White House and Washington D.C. Senator Robert Byrd who was elected to Congress in 1952 is one among many who presided over much of the political maneuvering which led to this state of affairs. Now, he finds it politically expedient to question Obama's Czar appointments. Do you think they really had no idea of where this was all heading? On the question of whether it was all planned or accidental, I recommend None Dare Call It Conspiracy(pdf).
The recent appointment of John Holdren as Obama's Science Czar is one that has caused quite a few to sit up and take notice of the rather disturbing implications of this person advising the President on matters of science. Not that you need reminding, but medicine is a science by the way, and that is a hot issue with this administration. People are asking questions such as: Is John Holdren Obama's Dr. Strangelove?
See forwarded message below.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 25 years later - and it's all happening!
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 19:29:25 +1000
From: Gee Temp
Picture of the future Globalisation
"Power is in inflicting pain & humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces & putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.
Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating?
It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias the old reformers imagined.
A world of fear & treachery & torment, a world of trampling & being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain.
The old civilisations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred.
In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, & self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy - everything.
Already we are breaking down the habits of thought which have survived from before the Revolution.
We have cut the links between child & parent, & between man & man, & between man & woman. No one dares trust a wife or a child or a friend any longer. But in the future there will be no wives & no friends. Children will be taken from their mothers at birth, as one takes eggs from a hen. The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a ration card. We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now. There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science. When we are omnipotent we shall have no more need of science.
There will be no distinction between beauty & ugliness. There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed.
But always -- do not forget this, Winston -- always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing & constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- for ever."
From the book, "1984" - George Orwell,