PLEASE VOTE REPUBLICAN On  Every Position On Your Ballot on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 5, 2018 Leave a comment

…or even earlier if you use the state’s early voting option.

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    If you have seen any of my posts on my social media pages in the past you probably are not surprised that I am imploring this of you. But I want to take a little time to prevail upon you as to why this is really extremely important. To put it simply even though President Trump is not on the ballot this year the Left, the Democrat party has really been pushing that this years election should be a referendum on approval or disapproval of President Trump. Our President and his administration and the Republican party have really done well. In fact, in less than two years since the inauguration of President Trump, He and his administration have accomplished so many good things for America, more numerous accomplishments have not ever been accomplished by a presidential administration in such a short time, less than two years since inauguration, the lowest unemployment in decades many, many record-breaking days in the stock market, highest rate of GDP in many years. I will list more of the many good thinks a little later but first I want to tell you a story about the journey our political enemies have been traveling on and the perilous journey that they want to take our country on.

    First of all the best way to get a grasp on the Democrat party’s journey throughout American history and to learn the truth is to watch Dinesh D’Souza’s movie “Death Of A Nation” go here: https://www.deathofanationmovie.com/ It is now available to watch it by streaming it on Amazon or any of your preferred ways of streaming see that website for details and links. For that matter watch Dinesh’s earlier film “Hillary’s America The Secret History of the Democrat Party.” Both of these movies are also on DVD and Blu Ray but you really need to stream them in order to watch them before you vote. Nobody has seriously been able to challenge the facts in D’Souza’s movies or his books that they are based on. If you only get your information from mainstream media sources then you have never heard of the many revealing and eye-opening facts D’Souza espouses in his books and movies. It is really very very sad that the Mainstream media have become no longer a fair, neutral and informative entity but has become merely an extension of the Democrat Party. They don’t even bother to try and hide it anymore.

    But I really want to tell you about how I personally came to realize the extreme radicalization of today’s Democrat party. It is clear to me that the Evil Left has taken over the Democrat party. They are no longer Liberal, neither the modern nor the classical definition of that word “Liberal” they are not Liberal they are extremely evil Leftists. I know that that upsets people when I use the “E” word but let me tell you why or how I have come to this conclusion.  In the early part of the year 2016, Justice Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court had passed away. There is an old Yiddish proverb that says “never speak ill of the dead,” I think there is great wisdom in this idiom and should be observed with few exceptions but after Justice Scalia’s death the Left, because of Scalia’s originalist, rightful, protector-of-the-constitution views not only spoke ill of him but minutes after his death was announced they went overboard with their vitriol and hatred of him many individuals even took to social media and created phony photoshopped images of themselves urinating and defecating on his grave. This extreme behavior really saddens me and I know that this behavior is not only evil but downright demonic.

    It happened again more recently, earlier this year when the sweetest of all first ladies, Barbara Bush had passed away. Again many demonic people from the Evil Left took the opportunity at the news of her death to spew their hatred for her on social media just because of the fact that she was the wife and the mother of Republican presidents. Most notably, speaking of evil demonic posts, a university professor spewed hatred for Mrs. Bush after her death in a tweet (see: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bush-bashing-professor-has-fresno-state-scrambling-to-keep-its-donors) she later doubled down and had no apologies for her comments but then she bragged about how despite her inappropriate behavior her job as a professor was safe because she was tenured.  

Kavanaugh Hearings

    Actually, it should be called Kavanaugh fiasco. More examples of the demonic actions from the Evil Left can be seen throughout the Kavanaugh hearings. Among the many disruptive mob-like actions from the Left, it was clear that they waited until the hearings were almost over and completed that Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein and her cohorts decided to then spring the sexual misconduct accusation from Christine Blasey Ford.  The demonic Democrats only motivation at that time was delay, delay, and delay, oh, and obfuscate. They were hoping that Kavanaugh or Trump would tire of it all and withdraw just like the way many Republicans have acted in the past. But the Left is just not yet used to a Republican politician who is a patient, stick-to-it, fighter which is what President Trump is. The Republican Senators on the Judicial Nomination Committee bent over backward to accommodate Blasey Ford and to hear her out.  While the Democrat Senators on that Committee did not really care about Blasey Ford, she wanted to be anonymous and she could have stayed anonymous but Senator Feinstein and the Democrats sat on that information and sprung it at the time to make the most impact and the most obfuscation. If Feinstein really cared about Blasey Ford she would have revealed this information the moment she had it at the beginning of the Kavanaugh hearings. Feinstein had hours and hours of meetings with Judge Brett Kavanaugh if Feinstein’s motivations were pure and just then she would have revealed the accusations from Blasey Ford at that time in the committee meetings with Kavanaugh.  

    It was pure genius of President Trump to bring up and reveal a quick summary of Blasey Ford’s question and answer testimony at one of his rallies.  The Left tried to blast Trump with accusations that he was making fun of Blasey Ford but if you listened and watched carefully to that speech that the President made at that rally he did not make fun or change his voice in any way he merely recited a quick summary of her question and answer testimony. By doing this it forced the media to finally reveal the truth that there was absolutely no corroborating evidence to Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation. In fact, of the three witnesses, she claims were present one of whom was a close personal friend none of whom had no recollection in their respective sworn testimonies of the events that Blasey Ford described in her story and in her testimony.  President Trump knew that the mainstream media was leaving these important facts out of their so-called reporting and by seemingly making light of it in a rally speech was the only way the mainstream media was going to reveal anything about the complete non-corroborating details of Blasey Ford’s story.

     Anyway after this whole fiasco and after Kavanaugh was finally sworn in as the newest Associate Justice on the Supreme Court more Leftists decided to take to tweeting on Twitter most notably a tweet from one of The Late Show’s comedy writers, Ariel Dumas, “Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life.”  Say what you want but this again is just pure demonic and evil actions from yet again a member of the Evil Left (see https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/stephen-colbert-late-show-writer-im-just-glad-we-ruined-brett-kavanaughs-life).

I will now list some more great President Trump Accomplishments but first I find it amazing that former President Obama is actually traveling around giving stump speeches for failing Democrat congressional campaigns trying to take credit for President Trump’s economy.  President Obama was the first President in history whose yearly GDP for all eight of his presidential years did not go above two percent. During President Obama’s time, many manufacturing jobs left the country and President Obama actually told the American people that well this is the new norm and you are going to have to find different jobs. He told people in the clean-burning coal industry to get out of that industry or you will go bankrupt, (How did you like that, you people in the Virginias?). President Obama during the Presidential election season in 2016 said: “What kind of magic wand does Donald Trump have that he is going to bring these jobs back?” Apparently, Obama like many Leftists Democrats after the 2016 election had to eat crow, President Trump’s magic wand was his business sense or more poignantly just basic common sense. There is no way that if Hillary had won or if it were possible for Obama to have a third term there is no way that they would have taken any of the actions that President Trump took such as tax cuts and rolling back many business killing regulations which are the real reasons that we are now enjoying such a robust Trumpian economy.

    So be sure and vote all Republican so we can continue with this robust economy. Help our President. He needs more people on his side in the house and senate and in the governorships of our great United States. Also be sure and vote all Republican in all your state positions as well

For more of President Trump’s great accomplishments please go here: http://www.magapill.com/

Also go here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/trump-administration-accomplishments/

Or here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trumps-500-days-american-greatness/

Here are more references for you to check out:

Obama’s laughable magic wand speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g10WhdC2ag

Summary of the whole Kavanaugh Fiasco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewSCGtEQeZM

If you do anything else but vote for all Republicans as I have asked above then you are saying you are okay with rolling back all the incredible accomplishments of the last two years, and you apparently have a mental disease known as #TrumpDerrangementSyndrome, and you want to go back to the stagnant and downhill economy of the eight years of Obama. You cannot sit there and do nothing or be indifferent. If you do anything else but vote for all Republicans you are saying that you like the way the #UnhingedLeft behave and you want more of it.

Here are more examples of the #UnhingedLeft

This actually happened it is not a parody or a comedy sketch Don Lemon of CNN actually said this start at time stamp 00:35 on the video at the Link below: “We need to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat is white men…” https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/10/30/don_lemon_the_biggest_terror_threat_in_this_country_is_white_men.html
Un-freaking-believable

Here is another example of the #UnhingedLeft SNL and NBC should be ashamed of themselves Dan Crenshaw who was a former Navy Seal, who lost his eye in combat in Iran, who is a true American hero, whose father was one of the firefighters killed on 9/11 was made fun of in a sketch on SNL Un-freaking-believable.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2018/11/04/pete-davidson-takes-heat-snl-bit-that-made-fun-veteran-candidate-who-lost-an-eye/?utm_term=.aafeb95f1fc5

 

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Why Trump Really Really Had to Win

December 18, 2016 Leave a comment

I know that I have upset many people especially on Facebook (and maybe somewhat on Twitter)  because I am so politically vocal. Since when is it such a crime to love your adoptive county so much that you want to do everything possible to make sure that we don’t elect people that want to continually change it rather than try and make it great again. No doubt I also make people furious when I keep saying over and over that we really dodged a bullet, more like a nuclear bomb-sized bullet on that day. But I really feel this is very true. Consider where we were just before election day. Hillary was either going to be our new president or she would be in the position of needing a blanket presidential pardon, as Rev. Jessie Jackson and other people are suggesting today (see article http://www.freep.com/…/jesse-jackson-obama-pardon…/93979554/ ). I mean really think about it!! For Hillary, before election day there was a possibility of her either moving back to the Whitehouse or the possibility of her going to prison. This is why this is so incredibly historical! When were we ever, as a county on the cusp of something so profound, or more appropriately I should say, so profoundly strange?!?

I find it incredible how the lunatic lefties and Hillary’s supporters, half the county, that voted for her actually insisted that she was not guilty of any of the many charges she faced recently, not to mention all the many, many charges and scandals she has somehow eluded over the past 30 years. Yet now, some of these same people are suggesting that President Obama give her a blanket pardon, similar to what President Ford did for President Nixon. Why?!? Why would she need a pardon at all if she is innocent?? It is unfathomable that we find ourselves in this predicament. This is why I thank God daily that Trump won and Hillary lost. Mind you, in the future there may be some things that President Trump will do that I may not agree with but it is infinitely better that Trump won and Hillary lost. This is why I don’t listen to you anymore, Glenn Beck and why I have absolutely no respect for the so called Never-Trumpers on the right, especially the Never-Trumpers that are in the Conservative Media. If Hillary had won the horrible things she would have brought about such as an aggressively leftist supreme court, the ever rising taxes, the ever growing oligarchic government, the ever expanding, job-killing Obamacare, the continual job-creating companies moving to other countries, the growing deficit, our role on the world stage continually being diminished as she wheels and deals with bad international parties, selling out of the highest office in exchange for millions and billions being laundered and funneled to the Clinton Foundation, all of this would have been squarely on the heads of the Never-Trumpers on the right.17424865_10211793146325323_5605251359146153397_n

 

When you really think about it. It was a genuine miracle that Trump actually won. Not only did he have to battle with Hillary, the entire Democrat party was unified in defeating him. Also, all the mainstream media and all of Hollywood all of the press and even half of his own party, the Republicans were fighting him. Yet despite all of that he still won. And ironically I don’t think anyone but Trump would have been able to win. No one else could defeat Hillary. Because of his character and his celebrity and especially his not willing to let the left get away with the constant attacks. It seems that the traditional politicians that the Republican party have thrown at us, people like Mitt Romney John McCain and Bob Dole, they seem to be merely very, very nice and mild mannered people and be perfectly composed, not willing to battle with the constant accusations from the left. There lukewarm, mild mannered mannerisms seemed to have only received the same reactions from voters on the right, and led to many staying home or not voting or not voting correctly, and believing some of the things the mainstream media told them. Trump won because he was able to fire up the voters on the right with his ant-establishment drain-the-swamp message. Also his America-first message and his willing to protect jobs and the many American workers. Also his lets-reduce-our-debt and lets-make-better-international-deals messages hit home for many people. I am sure pundits will be analyzing this election for a long time. We might even see a new phrase coming up that of “Trump-Democrats” to replace the term “Reagan-Democrats.” When I was at a Trump rally here in Minnesota I saw a homemade sign that read “Democrats for Trump.”

So I vehemently disagree with Rev. Jesse Jackson. I pray and I hope that she does not get a pardon and that she will be charged. I say this not because I am mean or that I don’t want to see a healing in our country. I say this because I want the Clintons’ and Democrat party’s reprehensible actions to be exposed to the American people, to really see how close we got to mayhem and how close we got to a Banana Republic, that we really did dodge a nuclear-bomb-sized bullet. Unbelievable that Trump was so ridiculed when he suggested the system was rigged when we had just witnessed the truth that was revealed just weeks before that the Democrat Party rigged their own primary election. Everything was rigged so that Hillary would surely defeat Bernie Sanders. Yet in the Republican Primary Trump won fair and square defeating 16 opponents and getting the most presidential primary votes ever. I hope that the Democrat Party and their mindset will be marginalized. I feel strongly that the Republican Party needs a new opposition party. I would love it if the official opposition party was more right than the Republican Party like the Libertarian Party or the Constitution Party. But I digress. I know that is extreme wishful thinking on my part.

Anyway, to help continually marginalize the Clintons and the Democrat Party I hope that more and more people see “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democrat Party” or read the book. And for that matter Dinesh D’Souza’s other works need to be experienced by more and more people as well, Especially, “America, Imagine the World Without Her” and “2016: Obama’s America.” #HillarysAmerica #AmericaTheMovie #ObamasAmerica
Also more people need to see and/or read Peter Schweizer’s “Clinton Cash” as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LYRUOd_QoM #ClintonCash

I still can’t believe that the Democrat Party’s top two (out of only three total!) contenders for their presidential nominee was between a proven criminal and a fervent socialist (Sorry Bernie but a “Democratic Socialists” is still just a Socialist), for this reason alone is reason enough that today’s Democrat Party must be marginalized.

So, I am sorry if you are tired of my posts. I am done with this post for now. I really wish people would understand how important it was that Trump won.15027985_10210570931530717_2897513813831856101_n

KEEP THE FAITH IN THE IDEA OF AMERICA! – Especially during this Election Season.

November 2, 2016 Leave a comment

   This is a short but poignant video excerpt of Bono’s speech at Georgetown University. This video excerpt also appears in Dinesh D’Souza’s excellent docu-movie “America – Imagine the World Without Her.”

I highly and extremely recommend everyone to experience D’Souza’s current excellent number-one docu-movie called “Hillary’s America – The Secret History of the Democrat Party.”  If you have not seen it yet, you need to see it especially before election day, see it with a friend or family. It is available for streaming on many platforms and available in Blu-Ray or DVD.  http://hillarysamericathemovie.com/

But I also recommend “America – Imagine the World Without Her” http://americathemovie.com/ which came out two years ago, but is truly timeless, and for that matter also “Obama’s America” which came out in 2012 http://www.dineshdsouza.com/movies/2016-obamas-america/ . “Obama’s America” caused Obama to basically have a  little temper tantrum and, with the backing of the US Government go after Dinesh and had him locked up, literally. You can learn more about this when you see “Hillary’s America.”

But I really want to talk about “America – Imagine the World Without Her.”  D’Souza correctly shows in this movie how before the founding fathers put the idea of America on paper, really, basically the only system that the world knew was that of the conquest ethic, meaning the strong conquer the weak and then take what they have, without remorse. This is so profound and people really need to have a history lesson and wrap their brains around this. Many left-leaning idealists will argue that America was also founded under this conquest ethic, though this may be somewhat true but these same lefties like to revise the narrative of history and ignore facts. They choose to ignore the very good things about the founding of America and ignore the fact that America was the only entity or country “…the first to claw its way out of darkness and put that on paper” (–Bono [see video above]), the first to challenge the class system and the caste system and the monarchy, or an oligarchy or dictatorship or the first to challenge fiefdom. The first to challenge all these archaic systems in favor of the new American idea of liberty and having a small government of the people, for the people and by the people allowing everyone to choose their own destiny through a capitalistic free society.

It seems like every election season, especially during a presidential election season that many Americans seem to lose sight of the bigger picture and get mired in silly trivial details. Many seem to be going through the motions as if we were picking a winner such as in American Idol, or Dancing with The Stars. Why do so many seem to have the mindset that we are choosing a kind of king or queen or dictator. They lose sight of the American idea the way our government is set up. If I have cancer I am not putting all my efforts into choosing an oncologist I am doing whatever I can to choose to destroy my cancer, choosing a competent oncologist may be a part of that, but by no means is it the endgame. The endgame is to alleviate or destroy the cancer. We should be choosing leaders who will do everything within their power to uphold what the Founding Fathers have set up, the Constitution of the United States, and to destroy the cancer or the thought of doing anything different. I have always thought of leftist ideas as sort of a cancer attacking the American idea that must be destroyed and defeated in the arena of ideas.

It always seems that during a presidential election we are choosing either a Republican, someone who wishes to conserve the founding father’s vision or we are choosing a Democrat someone who would rather transform America into something different but in reality the Democrats always are choosing to go back to one of the archaic systems mentioned above except give it a new name or a new twist. By any means the lefties or the Democrats are always trying to hide their true intentions that of changing the way America is governed with an always ever-expanding, oligarchical federal government.


Leftists are very creative in the way they hide their process but mostly they hide it by trying to change the narratives to create an anti-american sentiment. Dinesh D’Souza in his film “America – Imagine the World Without Her” shows us how the left changes the stories and actually creates five very serious indictments against America. These indictments come from revered left thinkers such as Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn or Ward Churchill. In fact as D’Souza points out Howard Zinn’s book, A People’s History of the United States, even though it is not a true History book is required reading on many campuses of colleges and universities and even some high schools. D’Souza does a very good job at detailing these serious indictments right before he shows how these narratives of Chomsky, Zinn and Ward Churchill are actually false narratives, and therefore these indictments are invalid

Anyways as I stated earlier I highly recommend that you see “America – Imagine the World Without Her” and see for yourself these invalid indictments that many take as gospel truth and also see for yourself that the world is actually a much better place now that the idea of America has been introduced to the world some 250 years ago.

Don’t forget to vote on November 8 but before you vote see D’Souza’s latest, “Hillary’s America – The Secret History of the Democrat Party” especially if you are considering actually voting for Hillary. After seeing “Hillary’s America” don’t be surprised if you find yourself like me never willing to support a member of the Democrat Party ever again.

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Is science showing there really is a God?

January 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Is science showing there really is a God?

“Fred Hoyle, the astronomer who coined the term ‘big bang,’ said that his atheism was ‘greatly shaken’ at these developments…
…Theoretical physicist Paul Davies has said that ‘the appearance of design is overwhelming’ and Oxford professor Dr. John Lennox has said ‘the more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator . . . gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here…’ “

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This is a great article below from Eric Metaxas (my big fat Greek hero!  …sorry…just kidding, Eric, I mean, Mr. Metaxas.).  I think it originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal last Christmas and then later appeared at other sites on the web (like here for instance). You know, my faith in Jesus, my Savior, the creator of the universe is not reliant and does not waiver on the reminiscences or conclusions of so called intellectuals and scientists in this world but when I first read this article I could not help myself from throwing my fist in the air and yelling a little “Woot, woot.” Anyways, please enjoy the article below and maybe you too might feel inclined to do a victory dance.

Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

The odds of life existing on another planet grow ever longer. Intelligent design, anyone?

By ERIC METAXAS  Dec. 25, 2014 4:56 p.m. ET

In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less need for a “God” to explain the universe. Yet it turns out that the rumors of God’s death were premature. More amazing is that the relatively recent case for his existence comes from a surprising place—science itself.

Here’s the story: The same year Time featured the now-famous headline, the astronomer Carl Sagan announced that there were two important criteria for a planet to support life: The right kind of star, and a planet the right distance from that star. Given the roughly octillion—1 followed by 27 zeros—planets in the universe, there should have been about septillion—1 followed by 24 zeros—planets capable of supporting life.

With such spectacular odds, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, a large, expensive collection of private and publicly funded projects launched in the 1960s, was sure to turn up something soon. Scientists listened with a vast radio telescopic network for signals that resembled coded intelligence and were not merely random. But as years passed, the silence from the rest of the universe was deafening. Congress defunded SETI in 1993, but the search continues with private funds. As of 2014, researchers have discovered precisely bubkis—0 followed by nothing.

What happened? As our knowledge of the universe increased, it became clear that there were far more factors necessary for life than Sagan supposed. His two parameters grew to 10 and then 20 and then 50, and so the number of potentially life-supporting planets decreased accordingly. The number dropped to a few thousand planets and kept on plummeting.

Even SETI proponents acknowledged the problem. Peter Schenkel wrote in a 2006 piece for Skeptical Inquirer magazine: “In light of new findings and insights, it seems appropriate to put excessive euphoria to rest . . . . We should quietly admit that the early estimates . . . may no longer be tenable.”

As factors continued to be discovered, the number of possible planets hit zero, and kept going. In other words, the odds turned against any planet in the universe supporting life, including this one. Probability said that even we shouldn’t be here.

Today there are more than 200 known parameters necessary for a planet to support life—every single one of which must be perfectly met, or the whole thing falls apart. Without a massive planet like Jupiter nearby, whose gravity will draw away asteroids, a thousand times as many would hit Earth’s surface. The odds against life in the universe are simply astonishing.

Yet here we are, not only existing, but talking about existing. What can account for it? Can every one of those many parameters have been perfect by accident? At what point is it fair to admit that science suggests that we cannot be the result of random forces? Doesn’t assuming that an intelligence created these perfect conditions require far less faith than believing that a life-sustaining Earth just happened to beat the inconceivable odds to come into being?

There’s more. The fine-tuning necessary for life to exist on a planet is nothing compared with the fine-tuning required for the universe to exist at all. For example, astrophysicists now know that the values of the four fundamental forces—gravity, the electromagnetic force, and the “strong” and “weak” nuclear forces—were determined less than one millionth of a second after the big bang. Alter any one value and the universe could not exist. For instance, if the ratio between the nuclear strong force and the electromagnetic force had been off by the tiniest fraction of the tiniest fraction—by even one part in 100,000,000,000,000,000—then no stars could have ever formed at all. Feel free to gulp.

Multiply that single parameter by all the other necessary conditions, and the odds against the universe existing are so heart-stoppingly astronomical that the notion that it all “just happened” defies common sense. It would be like tossing a coin and having it come up heads 10 quintillion times in a row. Really?

Fred Hoyle, the astronomer who coined the term “big bang,” said that his atheism was “greatly shaken” at these developments. He later wrote that “a common-sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with the physics, as well as with chemistry and biology . . . . The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.”

Theoretical physicist Paul Davies has said that “the appearance of design is overwhelming” and Oxford professor Dr. John Lennox has said “the more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator . . . gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here.”

The greatest miracle of all time, without any close seconds, is the universe. It is the miracle of all miracles, one that ineluctably points with the combined brightness of every star to something—or Someone—beyond itself.

[Click here to see the original article at the Wall Street Journal]

P.S. Speaking of doing a victory dance and going “Woot, woot,” did you know that there is a  TIDAL WAVE OF MORE GOOD NEWS!?  Click here!

What Obama, Eric Holder and the Rest of Us Could Learn from the Magna Carta

December 31, 2014 Leave a comment
This is a great article from The DailySignal.com.  The Magna Carta is a sort of precursor to the later American experiment. The current American leaders and all of us in general could learn a lot about the pursuit of liberty through the seperation of powers from the study of the Magna Carta

by Hans von Spakovsky  

With the president and Congress out of town, Washington, D.C. is very quiet during the holidays, without the long lines one normally sees at museums and capitol attractions. So it was a good time last week to take my family to see a wonderful exhibit at the Library of Congress, jointly sponsored by the Federalist Society, of one of the only four existing manuscript copies of the 1215 Magna Carta signed by King John at Runnymede.

On June 15, we will celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, one of the most consequential documents in the history of the law and liberty.   It was the basis for establishing the principles that led to the many rights that we take almost for granted today. These include due process of law, the right to a jury trial, freedom from unlawful imprisonment, and the theory of representative government.

While Magna Carta only secured the rights of the barons and “freemen,” as the exhibit carefully explains, “this medieval charter, through centuries of interpretation and controversy, became an enduring symbol of liberty and the rule of law.”

It really is amazing as one walks through the exhibit and reads the translations of certain parts of Magna Carta, to see the principles being outlined that have become such an accepted part of our rule of law 800 years later. For example, Chapter 39 provides no freeman will be seized, dispossessed of his property, or harmed except “by the law of the land,” a phrase that eventually became “due process of law.” This very concept is incorporated in both the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution, which guarantee that no “freeman” in America can be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”

Chapter 39 of Magna Carta guaranteed that no freeman can be punished without “the lawful judgment of his peers.” This principle is the basis for our concept of the right to a trial by jury, which is guaranteed in Article III of the Constitution, as well as the Seventh Amendment.

Magna Carta also guaranteed immunity from illegal imprisonment. This principle led directly to the development of the concept of habeas corpus, the right to sue the government to force it “to produce the body,” an individual who has been illegally imprisoned without due process of law. This was so important that it was incorporated into Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution, which provides that “The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.”

Most importantly, Magna Carta established the principle of the rule of law and checks on the power of the king (the executive in modern parlance). In other words, the concept integral to our own republic that no man is above the law, not even the president. Chapter 61 of Magna Carta stipulated that 25 barons would be selected to ensure that King John complied with the terms of the charter and if he violated the terms, they had the authority to “distrain” the king (seize his properties) until he complied. That principle became a “symbol of the supremacy of the law over the will of the king.”

King Edward I’s 1297 reaffirmation of Magna Carta (a copy of which is on display at the National Archives) said that any act of the king violating the charter “should be undone and holden for naught.” This fundamental principle was incorporated into the entire structure of our system of government as outlined in the checks and balances inherent in the Articles of the Constitution. And what King Edward I said must be done is exactly what the Supreme Court of the United States does when the president exceeds his authority, as evidenced by its recent decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Canning,in which the Court held that President Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB were unconstitutional. Thus, the president’s action was “undone and holden for naught.”

Two of the people in Washington who might learn the most from visiting this exhibit and its explanation of the importance of the rule of law and the limits on the power of the executive are President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. Unfortunately, as two of my Heritage Foundation colleagues explain in a recent paper, “abusive, unlawful, and even potentially unconstitutional unilateral action has been a hallmark of the Obama Administration.”

The exhibit at the Library of Congress displays the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, which has been in the possession of the Lincoln Cathedral literally since its issuance in 1215, a concept a little hard for Americans in our relatively new country to quite comprehend.

[see the original and complete article at The DailySignal.com]
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