Speaking Of Wacko Birds...

Certified Loon Of The Left?

Oh Yeah, There's Plenty Of Money...

Some things I end up reading, or watch, bring forth bile that is as rancid as it comes and Keith Ellison, a Democratic Muslim Congressman from Minnesota, ranks right up there with Nancy Pelosi in stupidity and not even understanding this nation's history and the US Constitution. How any "informed" electorate can elect then re-elect these imbeciles is beyond me. What has gone wrong with this nation should be easily understood by just watching and listening to the idiots we elect to represent "We, the People..." They take an oath of office to uphold the United States Constitution without the slightest idea, other than their particular version, of what that document says and the history behind it.

Now according to this Congressman there is "plenty of money and 'government has a right' to it." He's referring to the hard earned money those of us who work try to keep out of these professional pick pockets money grubbing paws. This guy has to be a master of class warfare and a constitutional revisionist to put the icing on his cake.

Watch this video...

The very concept of which this dunce speaks pertains to the property rights of the citizens of this nation. So according to Ellison we don't have any other than the rights bestowed by the federal government and the US Constitution can be damned? This my fellow tax payers is what this nation has come to. The government has squandered our hard earned money approaching $17 trillion in national debt, nor counting the unfunded liabilities, but the thing is that we're not broke? Is this guy a genius or what? He's not a genius but he's darned sure a died in the wool Democrat.

We're not broke. Of curse we aren't. There's plenty of money around it's just that the government doesn't have it and the likes of Ellison want to confiscate more so they can spend and waste more of what we work hard for. Did you listen closely to what he was caught on tape saying? I hope his constituents do.

Two crucial items were missing in his rhetoric and those two items are specifically delineated in the US Constitution , specifically national defense and infrastructure spending. Both of those items are for the common good of the people who inhabit this nation and are the obligation of the federal government to its people.

Nowhere in that easy to understand body of law called the US Constitution does it give the feds the "right" to run social programs. That's doing a head stand by claiming that to be so. Where do these sort of magical "rights" that the likes of Pelosi and Ellison keep quoting as the basis for their negligence come from? What bestows that right? Have they read the US Constitution? My next question, before you answer, is, "Have you?

The Founding Fathers laid it out there in easy to understand terms being the thinking men they were. "We, the People..." have "natural rights" which have been graciously bestowed upon us by our Creator. That was the basis for the very founding of our nation. Live with it. So folks like Ellison want to contend that the "government, that huge money munching monster, have rights that they pull out of the air and it doing so have a tremendous adverse impact of the citizenry of this country. Our private property rights take a back seat to their inability to properly manage the fiscal affairs that they are charged by the US Constitution with managing.

I am obviously not a statist such as Ellison is. I have no desire for the federal government to manage every little aspect of my life and if you don't see that trend happening I suggest you wake up and start paying attention. We are NOT Greece nor should we want to be. He's been called an insult to this nation and the people of Minnesota should clean up their stinking thinking when they send people like Ellison and Franken to the US Congress. People who fundamentally who do not either understand, nor have the desire, to adhere to the letter of the law called the US Constitution should be run out on a rail from our nation's Capitol. Yes Ellison, we own all that real estate too. You are just supposed to be a care taker - a temporary tenant.

Representatives like this are disgusting and have no business holding office in the first place. What are the people of his district thinking?

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As Always,

The Frog Prince

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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

First, governments don't have 'rights'. Only humans have rights, endowed by God or nature as you prefer. Governments only have certain, limited powers, granted by the Constitution.

You would think Ellison would know that, but I have come to understand that lots of Congressmen are rather stupid and unread, so they don't understand the Constitution at all.

You would also think they would know that an economy encumbered by government dictates cannot long survive. We will never thrive again if we do not return to the free marketplace that once allowed us to prosper.

What we are seeing is the 'fundamentally transformed' United States of Barack Obama's far left father's dreams. We are being led by a man still trying to please the long-dead father who deserted him as a boy.


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34th Bomb Group 3 years ago from Western New York State

Scary, isn't it?


Don 3 years ago

Living in Kalifornia, Maxine Waters comes to my mind off hand. What a piece of work!!!!


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Those of us who work for a living must realize that those who don't work need money too. Thus our government feels obligated to take money away from the worker bees and give it to the non-worker bees.

At least it seems that this is how they think.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ

The government 'ass'umes a lot of rights that they do not have. They have the responsibility to let us have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They do NOT have the responsibility to take everything we own and give it to someone that doesn't own, because they do not want to work.

They need to get back to the Constitution and find out that it doesn't say what they think. Then maybe they can do the job they were hired to do. They sure aren't now. They also need to quit giving our money to the rest of the world, at least until we don't have to borrow from some of the ones that they are giving it to. They are still giving it to China. Why???


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

They give it to China so that China can loan it back to us plus collect interest.

If I were looking for a new example to describe insanity I believe this example would do it.


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

It's a sad day in America when flat out thieves are not only stealing from the public but publicly justifying their actions. It's starting to smell an awful lot like fascism around here.


Stu 3 years ago

The big mistake Ellison is making is taking the modern, common interpretation of the General Welfare Clause as correct. The GWC had the originalist intent of making it illegal for the federal government to pass laws, even pursuant to federally enumerated powers, that gravely damaged one large group in order to benefit another large group. The courts have "transmogrified" the GWC to mean that any federal law is legal if it is pursuant to federally enumerated powers OR is "in the general welfare." Two problems here. First, the Founders intended the OR to be an AND. The GWC has the constructionist meaning of restricting the manner in which federally enumerated powers are implemented via conventional federal law; it was never intended to be an expansion of what powers are federally enumerated. Second, the revisionist version of the GWC takes it that "general welfare" means benefiting some large group, but ignores whether or not another large group is harmed. So, the activist version of the GWC is "a federal law is Constitutional if it is pursuant to federally enumerated powers, OR is in the general welfare of some large group WITHOUT REGARD to whether or not another large group is harmed." Think about that. Doesn't that imply federal powers are almost unlimited? YES IT DOES. Our Founders, according to the Father of the Constitution, James Madison, intended federal powers to be restricted to issues bearing a material nexus to international matters (national defense, maritime law, tariff rates, treaties with other nations, etc.). Madison insisted that the "vast residue" of powers (domestic law without nexus to international matters) reside with the States, and if a State chose not to make law on a matter, then full freedom of action would accrue to the People in that regard. If Ellison read the Constitution, a handful of Framer quotes, and the applicable portions of the Federalist Papers, he could figure all this out as easily as I can. The activist interpretation of the GWC is a major reason the federal government has been able to usurp almost every legitimate State power, and shred the People's natural rights so beautifully expressed in our DOI and First Amendment into pieces. And to fund the enforcement of all these stolen powers, the federal government must overtax, overspend, and over-borrow, because the ability to print endless amounts of fiat money means there is no incentive to be efficient. In fact, there is an incentive to be inefficient - over-regulate, and spend all the extra enforcement money that comes with overregulation, so you can grant waivers in exchange for campaign contributions. Aside from the ego aspect of being all-powerful, one of the root causes for the activist interpretation of the GWC is "incumbency insurance;" extort fat campaign contributions by dangling waivers and make it almost impossible for freshmen to beat you in primaries or general elections. And it works. About 98% of incumbents are reelected. Rather than the citizen-legislators our Founders intended, we now have a permanent "professional political class" in Washington that cares more about their own enrichment and power than representing the People. George Washington knew instinctively that this was wrong. He refused to run for a third term, even before there was a Constitutional stipulation against it. He wanted to make it clear to the People that he was a "servant President," and not a King. The people we have in Washington right now think they are kings, and sadly they are effectively correct.


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FitnezzJim 3 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

It is a shame that we can not dismiss from office anyone who babbles such rhetoric. As a public official he has given an oath to uphold the Constitution. This video offers clear evidence that he does not understand what he has sworn to.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

The problem, Jim, is not just Ellison and similar uninformed representatives, but the apathetic population who vote for such folks. They wouldn't know a work ethic if it bit them you know where!


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

As FitnezzJim pointed out, perhaps we should have mandatory sanity hearings for Politicians who come out with things as stupid as this. Those who can't pass the sanity test would be booted out of office.

Oh wait, we would have mostly empty chairs in Congress.....


Ghost32 3 years ago

I caught a few seconds of Ellison ranting on TV last night but switched channels as fast as my fingers could find the remote. Which is why I did NOT watch the video; I'd have to clean up my entire desk area from hurling over everything if I focused on Keith's crap for--oh bleep. Here he is on Fox News again...whew. They only gave him a 5 second clip. I think I can hold my lunch down.

I've been scratching my head over Minnesota's choice of elected representatives for decades now, so Franken and now Ellison are certainly not the first to catch my attention--but Ellison is definitely the most bizarre of them all.


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taburkett 3 years ago

It is definitely time for the voters to recall those in government that believe the government owns us. This crackpot must have been smoking some heavy stuff before spouting all those ridiculous statements. It is no wonder that there are so many scandals in this current socialist based political machine. And this is the prime reason the nation is doomed to failure. Patriots must assemble a strong opposition to this attitude or the nation will be destroyed.


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

We now have at least two generations of well-meaning dunderheads who actually believe our Founding Fathers meant to have us subservient to an all-powerful government that will in turn tend to our needs (as big brother sees fit) from cradle to grave.

They attach little to no significance to the words "freedom and liberty", or to the Founding Fathers' much discussed love of both.

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