Sarah Palin Rips the GOP!

From her Facebook page today:

Please take a look at the article linked below to understand how the amnesty bill the Senate passed yesterday is a sad betrayal of working class Americans of every ethnicity who will see their wages lowered and their upward mobility lowered too. And yet we still do not have a secured border. This Senate-approved amnesty bill rewards lawbreakers and won’t solve any problems – as the CBO report notes that millions of more illegal immigrants will continue to flood the U.S. in coming years.

Great job, GOP establishment. You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill, and we needed them to “enlarge that tent” of which you so often speak. It’s depressing to consider that the House of Representatives is threatening to pass some version of this nonsensical bill in the coming weeks.

Once again, I’ll point out the obvious to you: it was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not the Hispanic vote. Legal immigrants respect the rule of law and can see how self-centered a politician must be to fill this amnesty bill with favors, earmarks, and crony capitalists’ pork, and call it good. You disrespect Hispanics with your assumption that they desire ignoring the rule of law.

Folks like me are barely hanging on to our enlistment papers in any political party – and it’s precisely because flip-flopping political actions like amnesty force us to ask how much more bull from both the elephants in the Republican Party and the jackasses in the Democrat Party we have to swallow before these political machines totally abandon the average commonsense hardworking American. Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new “bi-partisan” hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us. It will then be time to show our parties’ hierarchies what we think of being members of either one of these out-of-touch, arrogant, and dysfunctional political machines.

– Sarah Palin

Here is the article referenced above:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/25/Palin-Defend-American-Workers

Sarah, I couldn’t agree with you more. In addition, I also agree with the following sentiment, per Twitter:

SP calls out Rubio

The High Water Mark

Our Forbears

Don’t despair. Our forbears withstood much more than we can even imagine…all in the name of LIBERTY!

The Obama administration has reached its High Water Mark and it is only a matter of time until it is defeated!

Gene’s Nickle: The 5th Amendment

How many protections are covered in the Fifth Amendment?

“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury1, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger2; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb3; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself4, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law5; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.6″

It can be difficult for those of us who respect and admire law enforcement officers to remember that interacting with police is usually the most basic form of governmental dealings any of us have. The 5th Amendment was not written to hinder law enforcement, but to constrain our federal government from over-reaching behavior.
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Gene’s Nickle: The 4th Amendment

Suppose your local police officer or any other government agency official carried a pad of standard forms that allowed him to search your automobile, your office, your computer, or your home. He could fill out this pre-printed form, hand it to you, and conduct his search anytime, anywhere, for anything. Your civil servant wouldn’t need evidence or even a suspicion of a crime to go through your belongings and seize your personal property.

I believe that would rightly be called government tyranny! Sadly, that happened here in America.

The American Colonies were industrious and prosperous, and soon took on the stature of “cash cow” to the British Parliament and the British Crown. At one time or another every commodity in the New World was taxed at a rate designed to discourage trade with American suppliers and encourage business with British competitors.
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Gene’s Nickle: Bill of Rights

The English Bill of Rights of 1689, written almost a century before the Battles of Lexington and Concord, listed many of the same grievances against the King James II that Thomas Jefferson listed against King George III in our Declaration of Independence. One of those grievances, which made its way into our Bill of Rights, had to do with quartering, or housing, a standing army in private businesses or residences.

Britain won the French and Indian War in 1763. So, King George left several thousand soldiers in America for the stated purpose of protecting British subjects. Rather than take on the debt of housing those troops, the king and Parliament passed the Quartering Act of 1765.

“It required that British soldiers be housed in American barracks and public inns first, but if there was not enough room in these, that other buildings belonging to the citizenry such as stables, alehouses, barns and uninhabited buildings should be used.”*
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