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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/24/2014 12:31 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/24/2014 12:36 PM
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Taxpayers Promoting Constitution

Copperopolis, CA...The Calaveras County Taxpayers Association (CCTA) is launching an outreach effort to promote constitutional principles through distribution of a booklet, The US Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It, to public officials and other leaders in Calaveras County. The group's President, Al Segalla, said "The first batch of booklets will be presented to county supervisors at the board meeting on Tuesday, February 25. More copies will be presented to other officials, educators and leaders in the near future. A Constitution contest with prizes for students is being considered. CCTA previously sponsored a student contest for posters and essays and the proud winners were presented awards from Congressman, Tom McClintock."





Bob Mulvany, CCTA Project Chair, said "These booklets are unique and have had over two million copies distributed worldwide. The booklet contains so much more than the founding document, including Fascinating Facts About the Founding Fathers, The Declaration Of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, The Supreme Court and 20 Land Mark Cases In Supreme Court History to name just a few."


The U.S. Constitution is one of the most influential legal documents in existence. Since its creation, some two hundred years ago, over one hundred countries around the world have used it as a model for their own.



Oak Hill Publishing Company, publisher of the booklets has created an extensive website, ConstitutionFacts.com, which contains a huge amount of interesting information including a Fun Zone for kids.



Why such effort and expense? Segalla said: "If we would preserve our constitutional form of government, we may be able to offer future generations an environment of freedom and prosperity that has been so good for mankind."



For more information, go to CalaverasTaxpayers.org, or call 785-1491.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-02-24 14:01:10   By: Anonymous
 
Here's some immigration statements by Constitutionalists like our friendly local taxpayer group. They are made by Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia. Totally full of freedom, just like our taxpayers, I'm sure there's lots of similarities between Broun and Calaveras County liberatarians.

"I think if John Boehner were to press on with comprehensive immigration reform, it will be disastrous for Republicans, not only in this election, but for decades to come. And it would be disastrous for anybody who is freedom-loving and wants to reduce the size of government.

There’s only one new law I would like to see passed. One, and only one. And that’s one to make English the official language of America."


Nothing would reduce the size of government like passing new laws mandating what language people can speak and read.

"We’ve got to go back to the limited government as our founding fathers meant it."

... by blocking immigration and making everyone speak English in a very limited-government-y way.

"and that means by golly we’ve got to go back to the Constitution."

The same Constitution that forbids immigration and foreign-speaking languages. Just don't ask for a citation.

"When I was sworn into the Marine Corps, when I was sworn into Congress, I swore to uphold the Constitution against enemies both foreign and domestic. Both political parties today are domestic enemies to the Constitution."

Is he gonna shoot them?

"I’m fighting those people. I’m a freedom fighter. I’m fighting for liberty and freedom."

Holy crap, he is going to shoot them!

And there, in a nutshell, is another reminder of the difference between the parties. Democrats marginalize their cranks and kooks. Republicans are frontrunners for the Senate nomination in the nation's eighth-largest state.Georgia Republicans are doing everything in their power to hand their state's open Senate seat to the Democrats. It's an ingenious plan: take the craziest people in the state, and have them all try to out-crazy each other for the GOP nomination.

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    Re: Constitution
    Posted on: 2014-02-24 14:49:22   By: Anonymous
     
    Thanks for putting in the effort to write that thoughtful response to the silly GOP Teapartyers .

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2014-02-24 15:00:11   By: Anonymous
     
    It's A tough thing. The Dems need the status quo because it is tied to votes for them. If the Gop were getting the same votes I'm sure they would find a way to be more accommodating. No integrity on either side of the issue in congress. Representative government was never meant to be a lifetime position.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-02-24 17:34:16   By: Anonymous
 
Shouldn't that read the Calaveras County Teaparty Association?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2014-02-24 22:25:28   By: Anonymous
     
    Why the non-stop efforts to demonize anyone who believes in what the founding fathers did?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2014-02-25 09:09:05   By: Anonymous
       
      Obviously there are different "beliefs of what our founding fathers did". Some of those "beliefs" held by the teaparty are regressive, counter-productive, and detrimental to society and the general good of the nation.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2014-02-25 09:14:14   By: Anonymous
         
        For example?

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2014-02-25 09:30:59   By: Anonymous
           
          look at the first post for detail.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2014-02-25 21:04:34   By: Anonymous
       
      Hey, you posted something about what the founding fathers believed- so what is it that they believed that we need to get back? What was lost that we need to return to?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2014-02-25 21:06:04   By: Anonymous
       
      Tell us what the founding fathers believed that we need to get back!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2014-02-26 08:54:18   By: Anonymous
         
        A government for the people and by the people, not congress members that stay for 40 years. No taxation without representation (don't make me give examples). That is before I have even finished my coffee.

        No, I am not a Tea Party person, so hold ur name callin'

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          Posted on: 2014-02-26 15:42:30   By: Anonymous
           
          Your first sentence is agreeable. Our government is pretty much run by big money interests.

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Rule of constitutional law
Posted on: 2014-02-24 18:17:31   By: Anonymous
 
Putting the invective and name calling aside, restoring the constitution makes sense because our republic worked better than any other country for two centuries under constitutional law. But now, the ruling elites have driven the republic to near bankruptcy and are looking for ways to extract more from their subjects (you and me) and print dollars without limit. It is like borrowing your way out of debt. Anyone who suggests a sensible solution is immediately denounces as a tea bager or worse. I liked it better when we were truly the land of the free. Should our so-called representatives not be subject to the rule of law as much as ordinary people or are they above the law?

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    Re: Rule of constitutional law
    Posted on: 2014-02-24 18:34:24   By: Anonymous
     
    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Re: Rule of constitutional law
      Posted on: 2014-02-24 19:04:30   By: Anonymous
       
      Restore our Constitution? Really, what do you mean by that? The phrase means nothing by itself.

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        Re: Rule of constitutional law
        Posted on: 2014-02-24 21:30:34   By: Anonymous
         
        Look at how far our country has strayed from the principles set by our constitution and it should be clear what is meant.

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          Re: Rule of constitutional law
          Posted on: 2014-02-24 22:25:06   By: Anonymous
           
          it should be clear, until it is not at all clear. Be specific, if you can.

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          Re: Rule of constitutional law
          Posted on: 2014-02-25 09:11:15   By: Anonymous
           
          Please make it clear if you can. I am curious how we would "restore our constitution".

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    Re: Rule of constitutional law
    Posted on: 2014-02-24 19:19:47   By: Anonymous
     
    with the deficit falling by huge amounts and with income inequality greater than ever, there is a crisis. But it is not constitutional and it's not fiscal. It is moral. We have a moral crisis.

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      Re: Rule of constitutional law
      Posted on: 2014-02-24 22:03:31   By: Anonymous
       
      So of course we need more socialism right? "Eye roll"

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        Re: Rule of constitutional law
        Posted on: 2014-02-25 08:40:11   By: Anonymous
         
        The evidence of the failure of socialism around the world is not enough for the Left in this country. They just think the right people have not tried it yet. This country was founded and became THE world leader in a very short time on the basis of rugged individualism not collectivism.

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          Re: Rule of constitutional law
          Posted on: 2014-02-25 09:17:48   By: Anonymous
           
          What you may refer to as socialism is working pretty well in all of the modern nations. What is it that you object to as "socialism"?

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            Re: Rule of constitutional law
            Posted on: 2014-02-25 16:47:52   By: Anonymous
             
            Socialism in the European sense is alive and well. It is communism that has failed. Laissez faire capitalism has failed also in that big business has lost its moral compass. Compromise must be achieved by smart people unburdened by political rigidity.
            Capitalism is a kind of game, but it needs rules and penalties for infractions, like any game. We are actually just arguing about the rules.

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              Re: Rule of constitutional law
              Posted on: 2014-02-25 18:48:14   By: Anonymous
               
              Agreed 100%

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              Re: Rule of constitutional law
              Posted on: 2014-02-25 19:29:39   By: Anonymous
               
              That's food for thought, HMM.

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          Re: Rule of constitutional law
          Posted on: 2014-02-25 09:31:54   By: Anonymous
           
          our local fire departments are "socialism" and they are not a failure.

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            Re: Rule of constitutional law
            Posted on: 2014-02-25 16:51:59   By: Anonymous
             
            True, but who can actually say whether we have to many firemen, or too few? I witnessed an emergency event in LA where an older man fell and needed assistance- 9 paramedics came to the scene in 3 different shiny trucks!
            All a fire department has to do is say we need more stuff, and they get it.

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              Re: Rule of constitutional law
              Posted on: 2014-02-25 18:46:37   By: Anonymous
               
              So you assume 9 paramedics in 3 trucks? That would be 3 paramedics per truck. Didn't happen. Maybe 1 driver, 1 EMT and 1 paramedic? So they weren't on another call and responded to see if they could help. That does not mean there are too many emergency response teams for that area. What if it had been a mass shooting?

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          Re: Rule of constitutional law
          Posted on: 2014-02-25 10:18:34   By: Anonymous
           
          why don't you "ruggedly" protect your own home from thieves and forest fire. Do you think that will work for you? Otherwise you must accept socialism and our local police and fire departments will gladly protect you.

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    Re: Rule of constitutional law
    Posted on: 2014-02-24 20:28:29   By: Anonymous
     
    That is a pretty mixed bag you wrote. Specifically what are you proposing.

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    Re: Rule of constitutional law
    Posted on: 2014-02-25 21:19:02   By: Anonymous
     
    You are leaping from one thing to another. True that the "elites" are running this country. But any loss of freedom is what is lost to corporate control by way of economic control imposed by big money interests who want people to believe that regulation of big business, environmental regulations, aid to working people, minimum wage, school lunch and health programs, health care , popular elections without restrictive voting laws are all bad..... the list goes on. Big money has convinced people that the enemy is government, that freedom means letting the wealthy control the nation when in reality the enemy is greed at the highest levels. There are very few corporations that commit to US first, profit next ..

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Think it through
Posted on: 2014-02-26 11:23:36   By: Anonymous
 
This blog indicates that when you use political labels like liberal, conservative and tea baggers thinking comes to a complete halt. My advice is to first read the booklet on the constitution mentioned by Al. It is neutral and is an accurate history. Next, examine where the ruling elites are over the line and the harm they have caused. Did you notice that congress exempts themselves from Obama Care and have voted themselves a raise? Are they for the people? You bet. Just ask ‘em. Their response to our complaints about their failures will be finger pointing and name calling. Like the kid who told his mom, “The fight didn’t start until Billy hit me back.”

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