“Words Have No Meaning”

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Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the stinging minority ruling, “We should just start calling this law SCOTUScare.” Twice the Justices have ruled on what they believed to be the intention of the law, not on the actual wording. Scalia added, “Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State.'”

Those were the comments in yesterday’s 6-3 decision leaving the “SCOTUScare” tax credits in place. We are seeing laws which were not read before being passed, being interpreted by a third parties(Courts) to determine what their “true” intentions were. And so now we have intentions becoming law and the actual wording of the law set aside.

If words have no meaning, then laws have no meaning. The only meaning that will be of importance will be that which the interpreter gives the words. That will concentrate a lot of power into the hands of 9 individuals who we do not even have a chance to vote for or remove. Is this really what our Founding Fathers had in mind? Not hardly.

If we cannot rely upon the words of a law being passed to mean what they say, how are we as a society to function? We have no basis for understanding the law, planning what we need to do, and moving forward.

It’s as if we have moved into George Orwell’s 1984. We have the meanings of words and laws changed without hesitation.
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What would have been wrong with the Supreme Court striking down wrongly worded legislation? Would Congress then begin to accept the responsibility to address these concerns prior to actually passing into law such bills?

Congress responsible? Not likely. They exempt themselves from these very same laws that are applied to you and I.

I’ll tell you what will happen because the Supreme Court did not reject it. We will get more of the same. Congress will pass a bill. The results of the actual wording will lead to unintended consequences. The Supreme Court will correct this for they are there to tell us what was really meant. And Congress will exempt not only itself but the Supreme Court as well.

Words actually do still have meaning. And we need to make the elections have consequences. Join us in this battle to restore our nation to a minimum government. Then maybe they can perform the responsibilities they are actually charged with competently.

Let’s promote passage of the Read the Bills Act. At the very least, should we not be able to have these bill read in their entirety before they become the law of the land?

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TPP and Free Trade Explained

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http://economixcomix.com/home/tpp/

 

Last week we mentioned TPA and discussed a few Libertarian concepts.  Michael Goodwin has done an excellent job of explaining this in a format many will find entertaining.  Check out the first page by clicking on the image above, and then click on his site to see the rest.

This is a major issue going forward.  Are we going to continue to lose our freedoms for commerce based on the whims of politicians and the business people that have access to them?  Are we going to continue to have legislation written in secret by our very own representatives?

 

The choice is your. Congress MUST hear from you on this issue.

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A Look At The Libertarian Platform Part 2

This week we are going to look at the following passage from the Libertarian Platform. Then we are going to see how it fits with the Trade Promotion Authority Act before Congress today.

Below is a passage from near the end of our platform(Libertarian Party Platform)

“Because government derives its just power from the consent of its free citizens, government must be accountable to the people and each individual. In an effort to create complete accountability, governance at all levels must remain transparent. Free people have an inalienable right to inquire about all government actions. Whereas individuals must be responsible for their own actions, likewise governing bodies must not be immune from responsibility themselves. A non-cumbersome means to seek restitution from government must be available.”

We have included some very important principles that we feel are crucial to a free people with a limited government. They include:

“Government Derives its just power from the consent of its free citizens”

“Government Must Be Accountable to The People and Each Individual”

“Governance at All Levels Must Remain Transparent”

“Free people Have An Inalienable Right To Inquire About All Government Actions”

“Government Bodies Must Not Be Immune From Responsibility Themselves”

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What is the Trade Promotion Authority? Well, we really cannot certain. It’s shrouded in secrecy. Most of those casting votes for it have not read it. But that did not stop the U.S. Senate from passing it in a Bipartisan manner.

“On May 22, 2015, the U.S. Senate passed the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, better known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), by a vote of 62–37. At the same time—and in the same vote—the Senate passed the Trade Adjustment Assistance Enhancement Act (TAA). The bills were passed, respectively, as Title 1 and Title 2 of H.R. 1314, or the “Trade Act of 2015.” Source: http://www.cato.org/publications/free-trade-bulletin/trade-promotion-authority-trans-pacific-partnership-what-lies-ahead

The TPA is now before the House of Representatives and there is a strong push to pass this bill once again with Bipartisan support.

With our Libertarian platform, you would not have to wait to see how we would stand on this issue. A bill shrouded in secrecy, which has not been read by those voting on it, would not be supported at all.

This process is not transparent to our own Representatives and Senators nor is it transparent to us. All we are able to do is guess at what may be included in it, which is not a way to run a government accountable to each of us.

Looking at the above principles, do you feel that the TPA has satisfied them? Do you feel that the Government is being accountable to you?

There’s a full-court press by Main Stream Media to get this bill passed. But they have not read the bill either. (Would this be a good time to pass the Read The Bills Act first?

Read The Bills Act

If you disagree with secret government negotiations on bills and laws passed that will impact each of us, then we urge you to do two things:

Contact your U.S. Representative and tell them your concerns, and that you will be watching how they vote.

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A Look at the Libertarian Platform Part 1

“As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty: a world in which all individuals control their own lives, and no one is forced to sacrifice his values for the benefit of others.”

What do you see and how do you feel when you read this?

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Individuals Control Their Own Lives

No One is Forced to Sacrifice His Values for the Benefit of Others

Each of their own accord are powerful statements. Combined, they define Libertarians in a quick and concise manner.

What arguments could be made against any of these beliefs? Does your current political party offer such a statement and do they take the necessary steps to protect your Liberty, your individual control of your own life, and limit the use of force against you?

If not, then perhaps it is time to think differently.

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“It Is Impossible to Argue Against Libertarianism Without Contradiction”

We thought that we would point you towards some Libertarian dialogue and debate for your consideration. Tom Woods tackles this topic in his podcast linked below.

http://tomwoods.com/podcast/ep-370-it-is-impossible-to-argue-against-libertarianism-without-contradiction/

After you have listened let us know what you thought of the arguments presented.