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The Preponderance

Expulsion of a Mistake

James H. Hafeman | January 21, 2019

Since the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on July 4, 1826, the tributaries to the national and state capitol buildings across America have become the a constant contributor to the dung heaps of political waste that have become piled so high with the publics’ excrement that their printable by-product nonsense could keep a paper company running for 20-years.  Too many voters have been consistently sending their fellow citizens, who are otherwise unemployable dregs of society, to represent them in the peoples’ hallowed halls.

The Republicans failed to remove John Boehner and then Paul Ryan as the Speaker to break the trend of ineptitude, which started with Nancy Pelosi in 2007.  The Republican Party suffered the consequences in the 2018 mid-term election because of slothfulness and hatred among the House leadership. 

The American citizens continue to live with vindictive hostilities in Congress.  The legacy of Congressional tolerance for those in leadership positions that intentionally obstruct members of Congress from doing the right thing on behalf of their constituents remains an embarrassment for Americans.     

Of course, these legislators would have voters believe there is no way to recall their vote for their mistake.  Obviously, voters in Michigan and New York thought it would be cute to elect someone who was different from the mainstream politicians.  But, later they find their representative is really a devout racist advocating extreme anti-American positions.  So, what can voters do about their newly elected dumbass representatives?

The right for the citizens to recall has not been endorsed by the US Supreme Court:

The United States Constitution does not provide for recall of any federally elected official. The option was considered during the drafting of the document in 1787, but was not included in the final version. Some state constitutions have stated the right of citizens to recall their members of the United States Congress, but whether it is constitutionally legal at the federal level has not been yet been ruled upon by the United States Supreme Court. One of the closest noted legal precedent is U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton, in which the Supreme Court decided that states did not have the right to impose new terms, qualifications, or conditions of service on federal officials. 1

Citizens are not currently recognized as the purveyor of their government.  Voters wanting to use a recall petition would not make it past their Board of Elections in the county where the low quality individuals were elected.  The Board’s sole purpose is to review a recall petition’s language for clarity and not make a determination of the petition’s legality, but this was the case when Americans for Constitutional Enforcement (ACE) sent a recall petition request to the Oakland County Board of Elections to recall US Senator Carl Levin; the Board rejected it on the grounds it was not legal – ACE could not financially afford to challenge it. 

However, Congress does permit expulsion for cause.

Under Article I, Section 5, clause 2, of the Constitution, a Member of Congress may be removed from office before the normal expiration of his or her constitutional term by an “expulsion” from the Senate (if a Senator) or from the House of Representatives (if a Representative) upon a formal vote on a resolution agreed to by two-thirds of the Members of that body present and voting.  While there are no specific grounds for an expulsion expressed in the Constitution, expulsion actions in both the House and the Senate have generally concerned cases of perceived disloyalty to the United States, or the conviction of a criminal statutory offense which involved abuse of one’s official position. 2       

It is speculated that citizens of a specific congressional district may compel members of Congress to initiate an expulsion order against their Representative or in a state-wide initiative their US Senator.  Perhaps it would be most appropriate to submit the petition to the appropriate Congressional ethics committee. 

The catalyst of compulsion may come through signed petitions or a letter campaign.  Petitions would seem to be superior since only those living within the Congressional District would be permitted to sign an Order of Expulsion.

Congress, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, has the constitutional right to expel its members. In fact, there are two ways that Congress can remove a sitting member: expulsion and impeachment. Regardless of the method, the person [must] vacate his or her political position if found guilty of the allegations. 3

No member of the Senate has been expelled since 1862; the last resignation as a result of expulsion hearings was in 1995.  The last House member to be face expulsion was in 2002.  On the face-of-it, citizens would be dissuaded from demanding the expulsion of their elected official, but it is becoming crucial that voters reinstate their privileges as citizens. 

It may become an incentive for voters in each State to compel their State Legislators to adopt recall language in their respective State’s Constitution similar to Virginia’s:

Neglect of duty, misuse of office, or incompetence in the performance of duties when that neglect of duty, misuse of office, or incompetence in the performance of duties has a material adverse effect upon the conduct of the office, or upon conviction of a drug-related misdemeanor or a misdemeanor involving a “hate crime” (§24.2-233) 4          

In the meantime, as citizens work to regain their authority over their governments, they also need to continue fighting for the integrity of their vote, property rights, liberty, prosperity, personal and public security and their individual rights

It’s no secret that personal freedom is based on an individual’s financial status; an ability to pay for mobility and those items needed to sustain that mobility translates to freedom.  By intentionally keeping persons penned-up in ghettos with low-quality schools and educators, freedom and liberty are seldom attainable and the lefts’ victims will rarely experience the joy of capitalism.  By funding the inability of minorities to achieve prosperity summarily results in deterred financial well-being for the middle class because of the costs to fund such endeavors.

Contradictory to Public Interests

James H. Hafeman | October 21, 2018

The immigration policies of the United States of America are not designed just to protect the sovereignty of its citizens, but are also in-place to ensure all steps are taken to prevent an unauthorized infiltration of the US by a foreign body, no matter how microscopic.  The mutual interests of the citizens and common support among the citizens must prevail during these final days of the lefts’ contemptible and lackadaisical compliance with the Constitution

In any logical assessment of an unchecked immigration policy, the field of entry-level jobs, competitive wages, benefits, and promotions among US citizens are threatened.  Combine the threats by the left on entry-level job seekers with a minimum wage requirement and businesses can’t compete for good workers.  They will be forced to settle for employing US citizens part-time and hire illegal aliens to fill the void.     

In the nation, it is the cultural depravity of the left that has bled ambition, self-determination, and the resourcefulness of its citizens to the cusp of collectivism through the indoctrination of a one-world conscientious.  Illegal aliens are a necessary blend into society in order for the left to create a permanent political identity based on class envy that favors their conspiracy.   

Foregoing the integrity of elections and ensuring voters are lawful residents of the US and the precincts in which they vote, the left hopes that illegal aliens and illegal votes will lift them to eternal power.  When that point arrives there will be no recourse to return to a basic constitutional republic.

That is the sole purpose of the illegal alien invasion of the US; the left most certainly doesn’t want Christians, especially pro-life Catholics from other countries entering the country.  What they want is multi-cultures waving flags of their originating country in order to soil the US flag with extreme prejudice, provide public assistance to entire classes of citizens to keep them on the lefts’ fertile plantation, and eliminate the middle class by implementing the Venezuelan model in order to ensure concentrations of wealth among the oligarchs.

It’s too late for the citizens of Venezuela to recapture their prosperity, freedoms, and quality of life without an extremely violent revolution along the order of the French Revolution, some 230-years ago.  But for the United States of America, the cultural shift is still stoppable.

The question that needs to be debated in haste is whether or not the invading forces should be met with unencumbered force? 

There is no question that the failure of the US Congress to get the wall built and demand enforcement of US immigration policies under Obama has already cost thousands of lives and destroyed neighborhoods, curbed livelihoods, and traumatized childhoods.  The rapidly moving invasion force, in concert with the pre-established Fifth Column force set-up and well organized by leftists in the US, will not only collapse the US economy, but will undermine the very foundation of the rule of law of a constitutional republic.    

This is my country, my Congress, my President, and my Court, just as it is yours.  How any of these entities act against one of us, so it acts against all of us.

Intentionally targeting and dispatching US citizens on foreign soil without due process, invoking the right to privacy over the right to life, using eminent domain for public purpose instead of public use, advocacy of Cain’s brothers’ keeper model and it takes a village mentality, modifying citizenship requirement from parent-to-child to child-to-parent, canceling-out a vote by a citizen with a vote by an illegal alien, and numerous other perversions of the Constitution for political reasons is unacceptable.

A love affair with collectivist ideologies has lead to ever bigger government and the welfare-warfare state. Lead by a Marxist splinter group called the “Frankfurt School” — “the long march through the institutions” has infiltrated every corner of Western culture to corrupt traditional Christian values with “political correctness,” another name for “cultural Marxism.” 1 Video 01:38:38

America’s cultural phoenix is finally emerging from the fires of despair created by the left with an awakening of the silent majority.  The days of the TEA Party rallies have passed, but the legacy of the movement in changing the hearts and minds of the complacent patriot will produce an historical period in US History; the Electorate Revolution.   

Back to the question, should the invading forces be met with unencumbered force?  Should those who have facilitated the overthrow of the United States of America be hanged?

The fundamental transformation of the United States of America is still in the offing and it must be stopped.

The Preponderance

Intended Consequences 2018

James H. Hafeman | November 8, 2018

Circa 1994 I invited a libertarian friend of mine, the late Dr. Stephen Dresch, to speak to about 90 students in one of my criminal justice classes.  His presentation was primarily about the decriminalization of marijuana. 

After his presentation and departure from the auditorium I polled the students by a show of hands, asking two questions: 1) As future professionals in the field you’re going into, how many “think” decriminalizing marijuana is good idea?  Only a handful of students were ok with the idea.

Question 2) As college students how many “feel” the decimalization of marijuana could be a good idea?  Nearly 75% of the student body replied affirmatively.

I generally never use the word “feel” because it serves no real world purpose except to elicit a visceral response.  The difference between thinking and feeling is unquestionable.    

Michigan has now been added to the list of States that provide for the unencumbered recreational use of marijuana for persons 21-years of age or older.  The assertion that the State of Michigan will now become Woodstock without consequences would be nice for the dopers, which will probably become an identifier of hate speech pretty soon, but the reality is thousands of people are going to lose their jobs, driving privileges, and charged more on insurance policies because they’re not only now smokers, but dopers.  It will most certainly manifest into a formal gun control method in order to disarm more citizens for cause.

Smoking marijuana in public will not be legal under the new law, nor will driving under the influence of marijuana. And businesses could still fire employees who fail drug tests. 1

In an additional warning, universities will not become a 1960s Berkeley:

Despite this new state law, possession and use of marijuana on the [redacted] campus remains prohibited because of the federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, which categorizes marijuana as a schedule 1 (illegal) drug. Universities that violate this federal law risk losing funding, including some types of student financial aid.  As a recipient of Title IV financial aid funds, [redacted] must adhere to federal law and prohibit all schedule 1 drugs, including marijuana, from the campus, regardless of legalization statewide. Undisclosed             

Working members of society will be called upon to support the irresponsible members of society, but to a larger scale than purchasing Narcan for police officers to carry in response to the increasing episodes of overdoses.  And of course the lack of purity and potency standards will have residual cultural effects until Judgment Day; dopers will need to grow their own plants until weed stores are authorized in the next round of voting.

The good news in all of this is that those education funds locked-in for special education will finally be used, drug test manufactures and investors will make billions, construction of new rehab facilities will boom, and millions of jobs will be created in areas of counseling, purity and potency control, and drug court attorney services.  And, higher education has already gained opportunities in the medicinal marijuana industry indicating there may be an effort to ensure purity controls:

His four-year medicinal plant chemistry degree — geared toward the burgeoning marijuana business that is about to explode in Michigan next year — includes classes such as organic chemistry, biochemistry, soils, biology, gas and liquid chromatography, biostatistics, genetics, accounting, financial management and perspectives on society. 2      

Citizens will need the patience of Kansas farmer when ordering at a fast food restaurant, waiting for the guy at the green light to finally notice the light and move, be more generous to food pantries, be ready to repeat things several times because they weren’t heard well enough to be understood the first time and regular folks will need even more patience in the drive-through at Taco Bell.

Do the non-using citizens in Michigan and the tourists who visit “Pure Michigan” have to worry about the dopers being responsible; not driving, hunting, or working under the influence of their homegrown weed?  What about exposing children to secondhand smoke, giving birth to children addicted to THC, and the depletion of the pre-noon workforce and Twinkies? 

Clear GA (Georgia) has already completed their homework.  Watch their videos for more information at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyyeVYw73Rz4xrpKZHvtCZw   

Peace man. 

Peace man. 


The Preponderance

Socialism: The Best Government Corporatists can Buy

James H. Hafeman | December 22, 2018

To iterate, we always get that for which we vote.  The election of the Democrats in November 2018 to take-charge of the US House in 2019 may very well have the same ramifications as the 2006 mid-term election; a overwhelming distrust in Congress historically jeopardizes and destroys retirement portfolios, which invokes worldwide economic ramifications. 

So let’s be clear, the GOP lost seats in the House because they failed to do their frickin’ job.  It was like spending big bucks on a stallion and finding-out it’s really a gelding that serves no purpose in the corral, yet you feel obligated to keep feeding the creature until it’s ready for the glue factorySea Island corporatists in-bed with Ryan-Rove Republicans help ensure the destruction of an identifiable opponent to the Democratic Party globalists.      

It took until the eleventh-hour for House Republicans to finally pass a spending bill with $5.7-billion appropriation for the border wall, which would have had a positive impact on the GOP members’ reelection if it has passed last year.  However, the spending bill moved on to the GOP controlled Senate, where the high-dollar political prostitutes have significant influence over their homogenized eunuchs.  [Senate UPDATE – we’ll see.]

The only logical approach is to have the House reconvene on December 30, 2018 to re-vote the passed bill to keep it in effect until the new US Senate reconvenes in January, 2019.  All aspects of the bill need to be in concurrence with the Republican Senate to prevent changes, which would require resubmission to the new Democratic-controlled House if any changes are made to the bill.  One would hope that all involuntary donations to non-profits by US taxpayers have been scrubbed from the submitted budget as well.  Also there should be legislation prohibiting non-profit organizations from making any political contributions or statements – including the US Military like the US Army, US Navy and US Air Force.                    

On the upcoming 90-year anniversary (1929) of the Great Depression, voters and their newly elected legislators are about to relive history.  The United States of America will again move from a society lacking want to a wanton society, but this time it could be Biblical if citizens continue to relinquish their control over their government to the very unbalanced.

However, the gains and losses in financial portfolios should be the least of our worries.  The end of the world may or may not occur in your lifetime, but rest assured it won’t be caused by cow farts or fossil fuels, but will definitely be influenced by what you believe and who or what influences your private and professional decisions and your basic political ideologies.      

Lack of morality and respect leads people to form a fearful, dreadful and distressing society. Disparity between human beings and animals is the moral conduct and discipline. Sometimes, we meet well-trained and well-tamed animals better than some immoral and nefarious individuals in our society. Domestic violence, intimidation, threat, cyber bullying, sexual harassment and assault, abuse and violence are abundant and numbers are escalating due to the lack of virtuous conduct and respect for others. 1   

The drama in our lives today really isn’t too much different than those dramas experienced by previous generations in the United States and among those living in the rest of the world.  Where we differ is that today is that most people would not survive an economic catastrophe like that of the Great Depression.  Even without the implications of desperation, societies are engaging in violent protests as a direct result of how they voted and why they voted that way, which is often fueled by the media instead of deliberative considerations.   

Let’s be honest here; socialism is the best government corporatists can buy.  Socialism is the most basic form of economic and cultural fascism, without the remnant negative label still associated with Hitler and Mussolini.

Thomas J. DiLorenzo described economic fascism in 1994 as:

When people hear the word “fascism” they naturally think of its ugly racism and anti-Semitism as practiced by the totalitarian regimes of Mussolini and Hitler. But there was also an economic policy component of fascism, known in Europe during the 1920s and ‘30s as “corporatism,” that was an essential ingredient of economic totalitarianism as practiced by Mussolini and Hitler. So-called corporatism was adopted in Italy and Germany during the 1930s and was held up as a “model” by quite a few intellectuals and policy makers in the United States and Europe. A version of economic fascism was in fact adopted in the United States in the 1930s and survives to this day. In the United States these policies were not called “fascism” but “planned capitalism.” The word fascism may no longer be politically acceptable, but its synonym “industrial policy” is as popular as ever. 2  

At this point it must be made clear that corporatism is the polar opposite of capitalism, as is crony capitalism.  In the fascist world of corporatism, government is excessively influenced by large enterprises and wealthy individuals.  The deep pockets of the corporatists protect their interests and those purchased by them to write and enforce regulations that keep the competition under strict governmental controls; capitalism helps facilitate competition if at its functional base the government is hands-off unless absolutely necessary. 

Modern technology has expanded the territories of the corporatists.  Corporatist-globalism has redefined the economic and cultural arenas by expanding enterprise tentacles across the earth.  With the new economic status of the United States, cheap labor in China is of little use to the economic cartel, especially when cheap labor can be imported from Central American nations.  However China remains a target of the economic fascists.   

The protests by modern cultural fascists are only organized bitch sessions that turn violent because those protesting have nothing constructive to do.  Or they’re being paid to protest.  Donning a pink hat in support of killing babies for convenience is contrarian to a civil rights protest – women gave up their right to privacy when government took over health care, and yes, they acquired that for which they voted.  The diminished value of womanhood has had major ramifications throughout society, especially in the nuclear family household.   

The frustration with “crony capitalism” among voters in 2016 gave Donald J. Trump both the GOP Primary nod and the Presidency.  The Republicans held both Houses of Congress, yet nothing changed for the two-years the GOP had full control in Washington, DC.  

The Business Dictionary defines crony capitalism as: 

An economy that is nominally free-market, but allows for preferential regulation and other favorable government intervention based on personal relationships. In such a system, the false appearance of “pure” capitalism is publicly maintained to preserve the exclusive influence of well-connected individuals. 3

The neo-Hegelianism economic ideologies had functionally split left (collectivism), center (objectivism), and to the right (individualism):

Shortly after [Georg Wilhelm Friedrich] Hegel’s death in 1831, his school in Germany diverged into three currents of thought: The conservative Rightist Hegelians, who developed his philosophy along lines compatible with Christian teachings and conservative politics; the “Young Hegelians,” or leftists, a group including Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Ludwig Feuerbach, and Max Stirner, who were critical of conservative politics; and the centrists, who concentrated on the philosophical system itself, which they diffused throughout the Western world. 4         

In the world of economic fascism, the citizens are unimportant.  Case in-point, if the same funds given to the first TARP Program were disseminated to tax-paying households, each of the households would have received a $56,000 voucher.  With specificity, the voucher could have been used to catch-up on mortgages, student loans, credit card debt, etc., and any remaining credits could have been used to purchase domestic-made automobiles and/or major household appliances.

TARP Programs

 

Auto Industry

TARP helped prevent the collapse of the American auto industry, saving more than a million American jobs.

Credit Market Programs

TARP helped restart the secondary credit markets which are essential to keeping credit flowing to households and businesses. 

Investment in AIG

The Federal Reserve and Treasury took action to stabilize AIG because its failure during the financial crisis would have had a devastating impact on our financial system and the economy.

Bank Investment Programs

TARP helped stabilize America’s banking system during the financial crisis.

Housing

TARP helped prevent avoidable foreclosures and keeps families in their homes.

Executive Compensation

Treasury issued standards governing executive compensation at financial institutions that received assistance under TARP. These standards are implemented and are overseen by the Office of the Special Master.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 5

Citizens

TARP did nothing to help citizens who lost 50% of their retirement and investment portfolios (100% loss if the losses incurred during the recovery are added into the equation).

There’s a profound concentration of wealth among the corporatists and only the most loyal political players are granted funds for their campaigns and conditional livelihoods after fulfilling their obligations while in office on the corporatists’ behalf.  A move from Congress to K Street remains an acceptable transition.

Among the most embedded anti-capitalist corporatist politicians is Bernie Sanders.  He was born in New York, graduated the University of Chicago and was elected as Mayor of Burlington, Vermont as an Independent in 1981, to the US House in 1989, and to the US Senate in 2007.  His net-worth is approximately $2-million.        

“What we are doing is now talking to people all over this country to see if our message of taking on the billionaire class, health care for all through a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system, raising the minimum wage to a living wage — 15 bucks an hour — demanding that the wealthy and the powerful start paying their fair share of taxes, dealing with climate change, etc., if that message is going to resonate throughout the country, and that’s what we’re ascertaining right now,” he says. 6

Senate Candidate Sander’s self-financing     $0     0.00%
Presidential Candidate Sander’s self-financing     $0     0.00%

The corporatists’ franchises have had heavy influences over the naïve.  It is the fundamentals of capitalism that keeps food in grocery stores, gas at the gas stations, power to your home, and in some instances internet services and television.  Corporatism retards competition, which drives-up costs.  The auto industry, cable television, satellite radio, and countless on-line gimmicks that steal your information are all protected from competition.

In conclusion, it is essential that you have an insight into the type of people you’re voting for in local, state and national elections.  Most disturbing, voters are willing to vote for a person who has no clue about the job they’re hiring them to perform on their behalf.  Voters need to find their convictions and stick by them.