Why We’re Losing Liberty

Excellent video by PragerU:

9 Comments on Why We’re Losing Liberty

  1. If we want to get our liberty back we need to start eliminating the government bureaucrats (thieves) who have been stealing it from us.

    That means identifying traitors who have forsaken their sworn oath, charging them with treason against the United States, giving them a speedy trial by a jury of their peers, and executing them quickly if found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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  2. We spend a lot of time arguing about the First and Second Amendments, which are admittedly important. However, to restrict the power and expansion of the Federal government, we need to curtail the use of the interstate commerce clause, which is used as a Constitutional justification for…well, about everything. The original idea was worthy – one of the reasons the Articles of Confederation failed was that the states could engage in essentially economic warfare with each other and there was little to nothing the Federal government could do about it. The commerce clause was designed to prevent these situations.

    Now, the Federal government uses the commerce clause to justify much, if not most of what it does under the guise of regulating interstate commerce. Much of what it does realistically has little to nothing to do with commerce, but the Supreme Court has used tortured logic to tie everything to interstate commerce. This video mentioned the ObamaCare individual mandate as an example, but the commerce clause has been used as a Constitutional rationale for the NLRB, the FLSA, the EEOC and a host of other regulatory schemes. It has been used as the basis for environmental laws, and if global warming advocates have their way, as a basis for damaging the United States and denying personal freedom to Americans.

    But Wyatt – I’m not engaged in interstate commerce in my little business. Wrong – the Supreme Court uses a variation of the argument your mother used when you wanted to do something: if Jimmy jumped off of a roof, would you do it too? What the Supreme Court holds is that even if your business is engaged in purely intrastate commerce, which should be regulated by your state if at all, if every other similar business in the United States engaged in the same conduct, this would affect interstate commerce.

    Sorry if this is a lengthy and not very interesting post, but it is important. Individual states, and particularly individual states controlled by leftists, need Federal laws and regulations because if matters were left to state by state regulation, voters and productive citizens would vote with their feet and leave. We are seeing this now in California, Illinois, New Jersey and New York, and these states are desperate to have the Federal government impose their oppressive laws nationwide in order to stop the bleeding. This is, in my opinion, one of the most important issues and concepts for average Americans to understand in order to prevent Federal abuses.

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  3. Dennis P an the other ‘WHITE guys’ what do they know…SARC.

    Brilliant well presented vid.

    I listen to Dennis, on the radio, as much as I can.

    MAGA2016
    KAG2020

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  4. @TSUNAMI September 25, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    > That means identifying traitors who have forsaken their sworn oath, charging them with treason against the United States, giving them a speedy trial by a jury of their peers, and executing them quickly if found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

    Yes, please! I, as a loyal citizen, insist on paying Party members, in good standing, more. To do the extra work of examining the loyalty of Party members, in good standing. So I can be told if their standing is good enough. By Party members whose standing is good. To keep the Party good. Good as it ever was! Yes, please!

  5. @Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk September 25, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    > The original idea was worthy

    Then it’s fruits are good. Otherwise…

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