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America is threatened by enemies from without (foreign enemies) and enemies from within (well-meaning and not well-meaning Americans) whom we might describe as Lenin dubbed them: "useful idiots".
"The implication was that though the person in question naïvely thought themselves an ally of the Soviets or other Communists, they were actually held in contempt by them, and being cynically used.
The term is now used more broadly to describe someone who is perceived to be manipulated by a political movement, terrorist group, hostile government, or business, whether or not the group is Com
Bottom line, a "useful idiot" is one who works to destroy American security and sovereignty, whether wittingly or not. We see these people all around us, but more often than not they appear in public life, sadly, among the Democrat party's ranks; and even though there are such people in the Republican party as well, "useful idiots" are the most rife within the Obama administration.
Should we point fingers? Well, just about anyone whom Mr. Obama has named to his administration threatens America's security or sovereignty in one way or another. Leap-frogging over a now-yesterday's-news figure (self-admitted black nationalist, 9/11 Truther and Communist Van Jones), we come face-to-face with another character, Harold Koh, Mr. Obama's choice as legal advisor to the State Department.
"This is international imperialism. Under Koh's plan, the Constitution would become secondary and international law would take precedence regardless of what Americans said about the matter."
What this means for average citizen is that, taking Koh's advice, the legislative votes of our elected representatives may be abrogated by the rule of international treaties. According to Wikipedia:
"Whereas treaties require advice and consent by two-thirds of the Senate, sole executive agreements may be executed by the President acting alone. [Emphases ours.]
And although the President will often go the normal formal treaty route in order to gain Congressional support on legislation or funding:
"Currently, international agreements are executed by executive agreement rather than treaties at a rate of 10:1
View this to read about the newly-formed Sovereignty Caucus whose purpose will be to fight such encroachments on our sovereignty. Your Congressional representative would like to know if you'd like him or her to join up.
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I have that problem. I try to warn others or get them somewhat prepared but they look at me like I dont have a clue about what I'm saying. I cant just yell "Wake up" although I might if this keeps up!
Up for grabs at the negotiating table is worldwide privatization and deregulation of public energy and water utilities, postal services, higher education and state alcohol distribution controls; a new right for foreign firms to obtain U.S. Small Business Administration loans; elimination of a list of specific U.S. state laws about land use, professional licensing and consumer protections, and extreme deregulation of private-sector service industries such as insurance, banking, mutual funds and securities. www.commondreams.org...
Originally posted by wonderworldI cant just yell "Wake up" although I might if this keeps up!
Originally posted by Strictsum I have to at least try to wake some people up.
The Tenth Amendment (Amendment X) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, was ratified on December 15, 1791. The Tenth Amendment restates the Constitution's principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the national government nor prohibited to the states are reserved to the states or the people.
The Tenth Amendment is similar to an earlier provision of the Articles of Confederation: "Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled." After the Constitution was ratified, some wanted to add a similar amendment limiting the federal government to powers "expressly" delegated, which would have denied implied powers.
The Tenth Amendment, which makes explicit the idea that the federal government is limited only to the powers granted in the Constitution is generally recognized to be a truism. In United States v. Sprague (1931) the Supreme Court noted that the amendment "added nothing to the [Constitution] as originally ratified."