Although he was unable to overthrow America’s Free Constitutional Republic and America’s free and open society in the short time he was in the White House, Obama did a lot of damage. In the short space of about eight years, Obama did everything he could to accelerate Islamic infestation in America.
It is astonishing how misinformed and gullible so many people seem to be about the threat of organized Islam. Organized Islam in America takes the form of the establishment of mosques, schools, clinics, shelters, and clubs, and necessitates learning the Quran, and learning and attempting to implement Shariah Law. http://shariahthethreat.org/a-short-course-1-what-is-shariah/a-short-course-12-the-muslim-brotherhood-in-america/
The Quran requires killing “infidels” (anyone who is not a Muslim). That right there should bring opposition from American citizens.
If that doesn’t do it, Shariah Law should. Shariah Law is utterly unconstitutional and, therefore, illegal law in the United States.
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.” U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 4.
Shariah Law is dictatorial and abhors the tenants of limited, decentralized, representative government embodied and required by the Constitution. It also abhors the traditional America values of a decent respect for individuals and individual freedom.
For these reasons, local, state, and/or the federal government must step in. Because of the violent and unconstitutional doctrines of the political-religious organization of Islam, government – local, state, and/or federal – should limit and monitor these organizations. Whichever of them are found to be advocating violence against Jews or any other American citizen and/or promulgating the implementation of unconstitutional Shariah Law, the organization should be disallowed. Sure there’ll be cries from the Lying left and clueless do-gooders about religious discrimination. But the truth is this is action against a political-religious organization whose doctrines of the Quran and Shariah Law
1) are a threat to the peace and safety of Americans and
2) do not assimilate into our Free Constitutional Republic but is dedicated to the overthrow of the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the land.
Thus, an Islamic organization is dangerous, illegal, and treasonous.
This is not a call against individual Muslims, it is a call against Islamic organizations that promote illegal, militant, and harmful actions against the peace, safety, and welfare of Americans and American society. Individual Muslim citizens should be respected as peace-loving Americans unless they prove they do not want to assimilate peacefully into our society and culture. However, those Muslims wishing to immigrate into our country must be “extremely” vetted to discover if they truly love America and want to live under her rules and will choose America’s rules especially when America’s rules conflict with the Quran or Shariah Law.
Read more in “Shariah – The Threat to America – The Muslim Brotherhood in America” http://shariahthethreat.org/a-short-course-1-what-is-shariah/a-short-course-12-the-muslim-brotherhood-in-america/
Reference: President Donald Trump Speech with Melania Trump at The Women’s Empowerment Panel 2017
SCL Comment: The women’s movement is a major player in the breakdown of the family which breakdown threatens the well-being of our society and nation.
The women’s movement began in the garden when Eve, deceived by Satan, took the bait of self-exaltation and Adam who was not deceived, went along with it (1 Timothy 2:14). That is why women are instructed by God through Scripture to “be under obedience” and as “the head of every man is Christ”, so “the head of the woman is the man” (1 Cor 14:34, 11:3). Women are meant to be keepers at home and obedient to their own husbands (2 Titus 2:5).
We are living in an age unlike like any in the last 5000 years of recorded history. Until around 1900, history records that the world always sought to know and find God which is the essence of religion. But beginning around 1900, the world began to turn away from God and the Bible because, especially with the discoveries and inventions of the modern age, people began to feel that they had no need of God.
In this godless age, Eve is especially susceptible to deception. Without God, she is greatly vulnerable to being beguiled into rebellion, rejecting men as her head, rejecting their role as homemakers, forsaking their own soft, warm, and modest feminine nature, susceptible to sexual promiscuity, in competition with men forsaking their children and families, and, finally, the ultimate “freedom” of killing their unborn to the tune of many tens, if not hundreds of thousands, of abortions – the modern-day bloodbath of infanticide.
“Equality for women” is a major argument for the women’s movement. They argue that women’s roles of being keepers at home and obedient to their own husbands (2 Titus 2:5) leads to abuse and disrespect. But man’s misapplication of the truth does not negate the truth.
Unlike abusive Islam, the Biblical difference in God-given roles between men and women does not mean a difference in the value of each man and woman. Women are co-heirs of salvation the same as men, and men are to honor women as such “as the weaker vessel” (1 Peter 3:7). God values women as much as men. But equality of value does not translate into equality of roles. The difference in roles brings peace to the family and society. Equality of roles in the name of equity of value is a modern-day confusion and lie.
The women’s movement is full tilt rebellion against God and man fueled by the same serpent who deceived Eve at the beginning. In this case, no government made it happen. Government just became the great enabler.
Reference: N.J. woman enraged by ‘fancy white people’ attacks man, Porsche with hammer: cops
SCL Comment: Obama has ratified and elevated black hatred and envy of whites to a frenzied level.
Obama never helped blacks to stop their self-hatred and self-loathing that is rife within their culture. Very few have offered black culture the right message – take responsibility for yourselves, work hard, and fight against abuse and dysfunction within your families, within the black culture, and against whites and others. Justice Clarence Thomas is among those few courageous black public figures who have stood against the politically-correct maintenance of the dysfunction in black culture in favor of the independence and well-being of blacks.
Instead, Obama, much like Martin Luther King, whose celebration is misguided, worked to grow the coercive power of the federal government which IMO has led to a heightened attitude of entitlement, more government dependency, and more dysfunction.
Instead of helping blacks to take stock of themselves and take responsibility for themselves, Obama fanned the flames of their cultural quagmire of dysfunction and self-destruction and destruction of others. Most of us know Obama was by far the most destructive President we’ve ever had – to his own people as well as to the rest of us.
The greatest moral argument for the free market is the freedom of individuals pursuing their hopes and dreams without government coercion or interference. Freedom is America’s greatest virtue and moral value. Freedom is a God-given right to every man and the inherent desire to be free from government oppression and coercion is so strong in man, he will die to get it and die to defend it. Many have died in the defense of American freedom and many have died trying to escape tyranny to reach a free America.
Defending freedom in peacetime has proven to be more difficult than in wartime. Government weasels its way into our lives with promises of making life better. The demagogues sell it, the gullible buy it. But trading one’s freedom for a “better life” government program, be it “The Great Society” or any the welfare program before or since, is always a losing transaction. The results of all these government social programs that manage people’s lives have been an increase in poverty.
Government never delivers “a better life”, only more restraint on individual freedom and the individual’s ability to improve his own life. Government was never designed to improve anyone’s life and doesn’t care about improving it. Government was designed to protect your freedom. Outside of its protective role, government creates poverty. The individual, not government, cares about to improving his life. The historical record shows that in the role of managing people’s lives, government always creates more poverty. But wealth is created by the free market, borne out by the historical record of America in the 1800’s until the early 1900’s.
Misapplied to the free market, the saying that “greed has little or no concern for the doctor patient relationship or the health of the individual” is actually a perfect description of how government works when it unconstitutionally meddles in our lives. Greed, corruption, and theft is found in greater magnitude in government than anywhere else. Government wants to insert itself into every facet of your life that it possibly can because it wants YOUR money and MORE power. The federal government is NOT your friend. It was never designed to be you friend and was never meant to be your friend.
Government Healthcare vs. Free Market healthcare
The feds’ desire to commandeer your healthcare has NOTHING to do with your health at all but it has everything to do with greed and avarice. A distant, bloated, and stupid bureaucracy with a bureaucratic head who wants to expand his fiefdom with more power and more of your money, inserts itself between you and your doctor while knowing and caring little about you or your doctor. Government healthcare is like turning your doctor’s office and hospital into the DMV. “Take a number. What? You’re dying? Sorry, we can’t do anything about that. Sit down, and shut up. Maybe we’ll call your number.” We need to get that.
We need to understand that federal meddling in healthcare is patently unconstitutional. That alone should be the end of the debate but, sadly, does not seem to be.
So we also need to understand what the free market is. The free market is the voluntary cooperation between buyers and sellers pursing their interests in the open competition of the marketplace. It is freedom in action. It is what made America the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth until the feds unconstitutionally began weakening individual freedom in America since about the mid 1930’s.
The opportunities and incentives in the free market economy tends to bring out the best in people: initiative, imagination, ingenuity, inspiration and integrity all in the self-interest of free pursuits in the marketplace between buyers and sellers. Generally, a free people are strong morally, spiritually, and economically. America, especially in the 1800’s, is a good example of a market economy free from government interference where the average American was better off than those in other countries. Little, resource-poor Hong Kong is another example of the wealth created by a free market economy.
In contrast, a government command-and-control economy saps initiative because there is very little opportunity or incentive. That is why socialist countries around the world like Russia, China, and Mexico are so poor economically. In contrast to its generally backward poor agrarian economy, Communist China’s almost overnight successes in its “free-trade zones” like Shanghai show at least the potential of what free markets can do.
The best healthcare is where there is a direct relationship between the patient (buyer) who is free to choose his doctor, and the doctor (the seller) who is free to charge whatever he chooses. The patient searches for the best quality care for the best price and the doctor works to provide the best care for a reasonable price (else he will have few patients). This voluntary arrangement is what made healthcare in America the best in the world until the feds began mucking it up in the 1970’s.
Self Interest vs. Greed
Many have been brainwashed by leftist government schools about what self interest is and the difference between self interest and greed. Self interest is a God-given human trait that is necessary for self preservation and well-being. Self interest is healthy and is what drives the free market economy. The desire for profit is not greed. Everybody is born with a desire to profit. Don’t you want to profit in your endeavors? Of course you do. Everyone does.
Greed on the other hand is an unreasonable and excessive desire for wealth and power. The problem isn’t “greed” per se. That’s simply one of many human flaws. The problem is what’s implied when the incendiary word “greed” is used: the lust for wealth and power AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS – the exact definition of the corruption we have in today’s federal government. The lying leftist government schools make no distinction between self interest and greed and call all desire for personal profit “greed” – with one BIG exception: those in government. Somehow, those in government are angelic beings who have no desire to put food on the table for their families or have the finer things in life. But in fact we know those in government, especially career politicians, are the greediest and most corrupt group found anywhere. That is one reason Trump got elected.
So the lying leftist government schools conspicuously do not mention the greed of government officials, bureaucratic heads, and politicians in their lust for more and more power by essentially “legally” stealing more and more of your money. Eventually (we’re almost there) the government thinks ALL of you money actually belongs to them. If that isn’t greed, I don’t know what is.
Is there greed in the marketplace? Of course. Buyers and sellers are humans aren’t they? They are just like the humans that run the government except for a big difference. In the free and open marketplace, competitive forces will curb greed at the expense of others because buyers always look for the best quality at the best price. If you’re not careful, greediness can bounce you out of business. Many in the free market are there for healthy self interest. Some are there for greed. But in the free market it doesn’t really matter because the marketplace itself will weed out those who don’t perform honestly with quality products or services because again, buyers in their own self interest always look for value. You can only cheat for so long and then you’ll be gone.
Not so in government. Some politicians make a career of cheating the American people and often get promoted for doing so. All they have to do is lie to enough gullible people and hide their corruption and extortion. Happens all the time.
Government Corruption and Bribery Mislabeled “Crony Capitalism”
Bribes you say? “Crony capitalism” you say? Bad free enterprise and their bribes? Well think again. There is no such thing as “crony capitalism. Only CORRUPT GOVERNMENT. Free enterprise is not doing its job if it is not looking for every legitimate way to cut costs and increase revenues. If government is offering to give a business or an industry an edge through “subsides ” or flat-out bribes from special-interest lobbies, free enterprise would be negligent and stupid not to take advantage of such competitive edge. But on the government’s part, it is pure illegality and corruption. It is the bribe-taking feds that are committing unconstitutional acts and are outside the law. Get the feds out of the marketplace where they don’t constitutionally belong and all this special-interest crap and lobbyist bribes will be gone. That is the answer to government corruption mislabeled “crony capitalism”.
Freedom vs. Force
Government hates the free market because government hates freedom in general because freedom is the ABSENCE OF GOVERNMENT and its coercion. A major difference between the free market economy and government command-and-control economy and is the free market is voluntary – people exercising their God-given rights to their pursuits as they see fit – whereas the government is coercive and force is used with the threat of imprisonment.
Government is not your friend. It basically does one thing every well: force its will on others. If it is kept small and constitutional, that force can be for our good (ex. the local police). Our federal government was basically designed by the Constitution to do one thing: use force to protect us from invasion and incursion into our freedoms. Government is like a deadly wolf meant to protect us from our enemies but if it chews through its chain, it can turn and kill those it’s supposed to be protecting. That is what has happened in America. The feds have chewed through its constitutional chain and is poised to destroy our individual rights and freedoms.
Restoration of Our Free Constitutional Republic vs. “Conservative”
Whether all of this is “conservative” I don’t know. I don’t care about “conservative” whatever that is. I care about restoring our Free Constitutional Republic.
The rule of law in America is the Constitution as written and originally understood and intended (U.S. Const. Art VI, Cl 2). The presumptions of the Constitution are contained in the Declaration of Independence which declares that the right to life, liberty, and free pursuits come not from man and his government but from God. The presumption of individuals being born with unalienable rights of life, liberty, and free pursuits means that government does not have inherent God-given rights to ANYTHING. God created man and his inalienable rights. Man created government.
This is a very important presumption, missed by many because it hasn’t been taught in government schools. It means that whatever God-given rights man does not delegate to the government does not legitimately belong to the government. The only valid and legitimate power a government has is derived from those individuals who wish to create that government. It means that if it is not a power expressly enumerated in the Constitution to the feds, it is not a valid or legitimate federal power. The power belongs to the states and the people (U.S. Const. amend. X).
This is the crucial presumption upon which the Constitution rests and is confirmed by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments. It is also why the government through its Supreme Court has ignored the Ninth and Tenth Amendments because these amendments confirm strict constitutional limitations on the feds.
The Constitution stands opposed to any federal law that strays from its constitutionally restricted boundaries. The Constitution is the rule of law against the feds – it created and then delegated limited and enumerated powers to the feds. The Constitution is the feds’ Daddy.
We need to familiarize/re-familiarize ourselves with the Declaration of Independence (D of I) and the Constitution. The Constitution as written and originally understood and intended is the Supreme Law of the Land (Art VI, Cl 2). All valid laws of the feds must be “in pursuance” of the Constitution (Id). Those federal acts and laws that are constitutional, are also the supreme law of the land. Those federal acts and laws that are not constitutional are illegitimate, null, and void.
Federal acts and laws untethered to the Constitution are not the rule of law as so many think but are actually acts of tyranny. Any unconstitutional federal acts and laws are by definition acts of tyranny and our obedience to them is obedience to tyranny, not to the rule of law. Unconstitutional federal acts are the rule of man not the rule of law. We need to understand the difference between the rule of law which protects freedom and life, and the rule of man, which brings tyranny and death.
To restore our Free Constitutional Republic, we need to get a better understanding of what is ours in the Constitution. The Constitution is designed to protect our freedoms from the would-be tyranny of the feds.
The ONLY good, solid healthcare system that works for the most people AND is constitutional, is the market economy free of government interference. Nothing in this world is perfect and nothing will completely satisfy everyone, but freedom and the free market is way ahead of whatever’s in second place.
Legal argument: The Constitution does not authorize the feds to meddle in healthcare at all. The Constitution did not create a central government to satisfy everyone. The Constitution created a central government to protect God-given individual freedom to pursue life and happiness as each individual saw fit. Why has freedom from government become such a radical idea in America which was founded on the idea of individual freedom?
Economic argument: Why would anyone want to trade the best healthcare in the world which we had until the feds began interfering in the 70’s, for the DMV or the Post Office running healthcare? “Take a number, maybe we’ll get to you.” Who wants some stupid bureaucracy inserting itself between you and your doctor? No one would trade freedom for tyranny unless it crept in very slowly and gradually without anyone really noticing. Creeping socialism. That is the only way we’ve reached the point where we are now.
When did the feds start unconstitutionally meddling in healthcare? When did the cost of healthcare become a problem? Both the meddling and the problems began in the 70’s and it was causal, not coincidental. Everything in the free market the feds touch turns to dust and ashes. Common sense tells you that when a third party (the feds) inserts itself into a transaction, the transaction will cost more because you’re also going to have to pay the third party. In this case, the third-party interference of the feds requires massive skyrocketing costs in the creation of more new, bloated, useless, and unconstitutional federal bureaucracies. Common sense.
Repeal Obamacare (“Obamabuse”) with the goal of getting the feds out of the healthcare business altogether. Although certain protections may be necessary for a one-or-two-step repeal, the repeal should be speedy followed by a quick divestment of ALL federal government involvement in healthcare. I don’t really care how or what it takes to get there and/or what kind of political maneuvering will be necessary.
My concern is that so few understand the goal itself – that healthcare must be in the market economy free of government interference. If we don’t have the right goal, we’ll never reach it.
God, by your grace, restore our Free Constitutional Republic.
Ref: State of Washington vs Donald J Trump, et al. Judge Robart Presiding; Court rules in favor of the Temporary Restraining Order. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-kYOJPWlHQ
The Rule of Law
Before starting, we need to get straight what “the rule of law” means.
WHAT THE RULE OF LAW MEANS: In America, the rule of law means the Constitution. The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land and reigns supreme over ALL federal activity, legislative, executive, and judicial. Any federal law or federal court ruling that conforms with the Constitution is also the Supreme Law of the Land.
WHAT THE RULE OF LAW DOESN’T MEAN: It does not mean any old law or court decision the feds come up with regardless of its constitutionality. Unconstitutional federal laws and court decisions are THE RULE OF MAN and are, therefore, acts tyranny. Submitting to tyranny is NOT submitting to the rule of law. Resisting federal tyranny by offering constitutional rationale is conforming to the rule of law, similar to the justifications presented in the Declaration of Independence.
To start, let’s stop calling Trump’s Executive Order (EO) what it isn’t and start calling it what it is. Trump’s EO is not a “travel ban” as the Lying Leftist Media likes to call it. Trump’s EO 13769 is titled, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”. It is a temporary restriction on the immigration of potentially dangerous people. Trump’ EO is a “protection order”, not a “travel ban”.
The full title and text of Trump’s EO is in this Federal Register link. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/01/2017-02281/protecting-the-nation-from-foreign-terrorist-entry-into-the-united-states.
I see this case as a tangled mess. It would be easy to blame Trump’s advisers and lawyers for not heading off these activist judicial moves but that’s 20-20 hindsight. Here’s how I see what has happened and what I think should happen as things currently stand.
First issue (should have been easiest to resolve): The hearing for restraining order. This hearing should never have happened at all because of lack of either standing or a genuine dispute of a material fact (no evidence of irreparable harm). But it did happen and should have been confined to the merits of the motion to restrain which required irreparable harm for which the plaintiff offered no substantive proof. STOP. Case suld have been closed – no merit to issue a restraining order. Trump’s protection order should have continued in effect.
Second issue: The validity of Trump’s EO/protection order in light of the federal statute. The issue of the merits of Trump’s EO should never have seen the light of day in this restraining-order case. Nevertheless, the EO itself was argued before the judge. The statute on which Trump based his EO, U.S. Code Title 8, Chapter 12, appears to be contradictory. The opposition argued that Trump’s EO violated section 1152 (a)(1)(a) (the anti-discrimination clause) which appears to conflict with section 1182(f) (the authorization clause), the basis of Trump’s EO. This is a rabbit hole. The DOJ brought a well-laid-out argument that the anti-discrimination clause doesn’t apply to the authorization clause because otherwise it renders the authorization clause of no effect. No matter. The judge had obviously already made up his mind.
I’m not sure how Trump’s writing a new EO based only on the federal statutes would get around this anti-discrimination argument before a Leftist judge. He might try appealing to vacate the restraining order showing the plaintiffs had no evidence of irreparable harm. Maybe he could even try to turn the tables, find a friendly court, and sue for a restraining order against this and other attempts to restrain his EO by offering evidence that shows that preventing Trump’s EO/protection order would create irreparable harm by allowing an influx of dangerous immigrants into the U.S. Long shot.
Enter the third issue (should be the first issue, but more difficult to resolve): The Constitution. The overriding issue in ANY federal action is the Constitution. Here, the Constitution MANDATES federal action to prevent invasion (illegal and dangerous immigration is invasion) (Art IV, Sec 4) and there is no constitutional provision that the action must be non-discriminatory. Barring success in lifting the current restraining order, Trump should issue a new EO referencing Art IV, Sec 4 of the Constitution as authorization and proceed with the protection order.
Attempts to again restrain Trump’s new EO/protection order should be rebuffed because there is no genuine dispute of a material fact to restrain (no evidence the EO creates irreparable harm). If the EO is challenged in court on the merits, the judge would have a problem reconciling years of unconstitutional federal anti-discrimination law with the actual Constitution as written and originally understood and intended. Of course, the Constitution validly trumps unconstitutional federal law. If Trump could get the case into a federal court with a just judge, he could win. If not, then the case could go up to the Supreme Court. If Trump’s nominee, Gorsuch, isn’t yet nominated, then four out of eight Justices could rule against the clear constitutional mandate at issue here. That would mean no decision in an evenly-divided court and, thus, the lower court ruling would stand. At that point we would have a clear constitutional crisis.
Constitutional Crisis and Gambit: Sooner or later, we must confront the massive, ongoing constitutional crisis in the federal courts which long ago went way off the constitutional rails and are basically in free-form with no apparent limitations. IMO, this is where Trump should throw down the gauntlet: call the Leftist judiciary bluff by notifying them of the reasons Trump is constitutionally mandated to take this action pursuant to Art VI, Sec 4 and why the courts have not shown a valid constitutionally-based reason for preventing his immigration EO. Then continue implementing the EO declaring the court’s ruling null and void.
This would be one branch, the executive, notifying the other, the judicial, with a constitutionally-based explanation why the action of the judicial branch is unconstitutional and, thus, null and void. Maybe include in the notice a time period for the judicial branch to correct their error but IMO the executive branch should continue with this constitutional EO/protection order for the safety of the nation at least until receiving a legitimate response from the judicial branch that would contain sound constitutionally-based reasoning. Trump should also notify Congress to correct THEIR error as well with appropriate legislation pursuant to Art VI, Sec 4. Maybe NOW is the time for this.
Trump’s rejecting the unconstitutional decision by the federal judiciary would almost certainly trigger a Congressional move to impeach Trump. Such a move would be without constitutional merit as Trump is the only party in this case trying to uphold the Constitution. What is the constitutional standard for impeachment? “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” (Art II, Sec 4). What is the constitutional standard for treason? “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort” (Art III, Sec 3, Cl 1). By constitutional standards, if anyone should be impeached, it should be these judges blocking Trump’s protection order.
The answer is Trump should take his case to the American People citing Article IV Section 4 of the Constitution MANDATING the feds PROTECT the U.S. from invasion. Trump should urge his fellow Americans to call their congressmen to support his efforts to protect the American People and ask Congress to fix the existing law or pass a new one pursuant to Article IV Section 4. It’s a gamble but sooner or later, this showdown needs to happen. Who knows if or when our politically-vacillating Congress will nominate Gorsuch and there’s also the possibility Gorsuch could turn Left at the Supreme Court stop light as so many others have before him. Maybe now is the time. Now or never. If Trump took his case to the American People like he did during his campaign, I think he would win.
It’s time We the American People stand up for OUR freedoms and protection, OUR Constitution, OUR country, and OUR President. Trump wants to constitutionally protect America from invasion which is the first duty of the Federal Government and invasion is exactly what illegal and dangerous immigration is. Let’s pray that God will again help America here. Let’s do what we can to help Trump win and continue to make America great again.
From what I can tell, an executive order combines legislative and executive powers in one act and one office, the substance of a dictatorship. The Constitution does not allow the executive branch to make law.
“All legislative Powers granted herein shall be vested in a Congress of the United States…” (Art I, Sec 1 – U.S. Constitution).
From what I can tell, the only valid Trump executive orders may be those repealing Obama’s stench of unconstitutional executive orders.
It’s not enough to cheer Trump’s good intentions in wanting to right decades of wrong-doing by the feds. Constitutionally, HOW is just as, if not more, important than WHAT when it comes to federal action. Other than overturning Obama’s surfeit of unconstitutional executive orders, which of Trump’s executive orders are not unconstitutional and shouldn’t first be passed as law in Congress?
WE THE PEOPLE need to be more than semi-mindless cheerleaders for “our side”. We need to be watchdogs verifying the constitutionality of federal acts including those done by those we have elected. “Trust but verify”, Ronald Reagan said in reference to treaties which effectively is the same as electing government officials. “Trust but verify” is exactly what we the people should be doing with our elected officials including Trump.
Tyranny on the Right is just as dangerous as tyranny on the Left because “benevolent” tyranny will sooner or later become very malignant, malevolent, and deadly tyranny.
We the people must once again understand that freedom comes from the feds being constrained by the objective Rule of Law (in America that is the Constitution) and tyranny comes from the feds unrestrained and limited only by their own subjective whimsy and morality – the rule of man.
In America, the only legal bulwark of protection of our freedoms against the tyranny of the feds is the Supreme Law of the Land, the Constitution as written and originally understood and intended. Our job in re-birthing our Free Constitutional Republic beginning here and now, is to reinstate the Constitution front and center as the Supreme Law of the Land against the feds.
Rankings are from the final regular season stats. Numbers represent overall and specific NFL rankings by points except pass/run ranked by yardage. Depending on who has the ball, compare offense/defense strengths in pass/run yardage to anticipate best game plan. Top five in each category are bolded. Red font for best in each category.
Sunday, Feb 5, 4:30 PM MT FOX
#1 New England at #2 Atlanta at NRG Stadium, Houston
NE Offense #3: 3 Pass 25 Run Atlanta Offense #1: 1 Pass 5 Run
Atlanta Defense #27: 11 Pass 26 Run NE Defense #1: 8 Pass 8 Run
Well, we’ve got the #1 and # 2 best teams in the NFL playing each other in the Super Bowl. We’ve also got the #1 offense against the #1 defense. There’s good reason to hope for an exciting matchup.
NE’s Strengths: Top team in the NFL (net points). Best defense in the NFL (points against). Third best offense in the NFL (points for). Third best pass offense in the NFL (yds per attempt).
NE’s Weaknesses: Weak running offense, eighth worst in the NFL (yds per attempt).
Atlanta’s Strengths: Second best team in the NFL (net points). Best offense in the NFL (points for). Best pass offense in the NFL (yds per attempt). Fifth best run offense in the NFL (yds per attempt).
Atlanta’s Weaknesses: Weak defense, sixth worst in the NFL (points against). Weak run defense, seventh worst in the NFL (yds per attempt).
When NE has the ball:
NE Offense #3: 3 Pass 25 Run
Atlanta Defense #27: 11 Pass 26 Run
NE has one of the best passing offenses with Tom Brady going against a respectable Atlanta pass defense. NE’s weak running offense is matched by Atlanta’s equally weak run defense. NE should mix their run/pass offense but should mostly pass.
When Atlanta has the ball:
Atlanta Offense #1: 1 Pass 5 Run
NE Defense #1: 8 Pass 8 Run
This will be the best part of the game – the NFL’s best offense against the best defense. Atlanta’s offensive coordinator extraordinaire, Kyle Shanahan and QB Matt Ryan along with his array of receivers and running backs, have put together a dazzling offense that is stunning and seems able to strike at will. Against GB, except for two possessions, they scored every time they had the ball. NE’s #1 defense will be sorely challenged. Like NE, Atlanta should mix their run/pass offense but mostly pass.
This could be a surprisingly exciting and close game. Although NE beats Atlanta in net points scored, Atlanta edges NE in yards. That often means a possible upset. This will almost certainly be a shootout between the two top guns in the NFL with Atlanta’s strong running game as an added factor. The fourth quarter could be interesting if it’s close. It might even come down to who has the ball last. Even though Atlanta and NE are tied for the NFL’s second-best turnover ratio, if push came to shove especially near the end, it’s possible NE’s top defense could more likely intercept Ryan than Atlanta intercepting Brady. That could be the game right there. On the other hand, if it comes down to a field goal at the end, Atlanta makes 92% of its field goals compared to NE’s 84%.
Projected Winner: New England
Rankings are from the final regular season stats. Numbers represent overall and specific NFL rankings by points except pass/run ranked by yardage. Depending on who has the ball, compare offense/defense strengths in pass/run yardage to anticipate best game plan. Top five in each category are bolded. Red font for best in each category.
Sunday, Jan 22, 1:05 PM MT FOX
#8 Green Bay at #2 Atlanta
Atlanta Offense #1: 1 Pass 5 Run GB Offense #4: 15 Pass 7 Run
GB Defense #21: 32 Pass 14 Run Atlanta Defense #27: 11 Pass 26 Run
We’ve got the #1 and # 4 best offenses in the NFL against the #21 and #27 defenses. Although I prefer a better offense/defense match-up than that, Rogers’ cool presence and incredible performance is compelling and you’ve gotta like the guy. This will be a shoot-out. Some say the winner will be whoever has the ball last. Could be.
When Atlanta has the ball: Atlanta’s top passing offense will go against the worst pass defense in the NFL. Atlanta has a strong running game but Atlanta should mostly pass which I think they usually do anyway. I’ll be surprised if Atlanta doesn’t score every time they have the ball.
When GB has the ball: Roger’s incredible second-half streak makes the season-long #15 pass ranking too low. Atlanta has a respectable #11 pass defense, but Rogers has been shredding good defenses pretty much every week. GB also has a strong running game which should do well against Atlanta’s #26 run defense.
Will Ryan, Kyle Shanahan – Atlanta’s offensive coordinator extraordinaire, and Atlanta’s top offense in the NFL be able to outscore the seemingly unstoppable One-Man Wrecking Crew, Rogers? Will the last one with the ball win? It may come down to turnovers or maybe even special teams – who has the ball more often and in better field position. Atlanta looks like it has a better chance of intercepting Rogers than GB intercepting Ryan. Wonder how much scoring will happen in the last two minutes. Projected Winner: Atlanta
Sunday, Jan 22, 4:49 PM MT CBS
#5 Pittsburgh vs. #1 New England
NE Offense #3: 3 Pass 25 Run Pittsburgh Offense #10: 13 Pass 8 Run
Pittsburgh Defense #10: 15 Pass 19 Run NE Defense #1: 8 Pass 8 Run
NE is ranked #1 in the NFL (net points). They do it or close to it every year. Not sure how. Brady is a great QB and cool under pressure with great receivers. Coach Belichick is enigmatic. Anyway, the Patriots obviously have a great organization and look unstoppable this year – again.
When NE has the ball: Don’t really see how Pittsburgh’s so-so defense can stop NE’s top-tier passing game though they should slow down NE’s running game. NE should strike quickly and often.
When Pittsburgh has the ball: Pittsburgh has a respectable running game and Roethlisberger is still dangerous. But they are going against the best defense (points) in the NFL. They’ll score but will also probably turn the ball over.
This could also turn into a shoot-out of sorts between Brady and Roethlisberger but with a probable positive turnover differential and all their weapons, NE should win going away. Projected Winner: New England