And so it begins. Sadly, it seems America has truly forgotten the intent of Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury (CT) Baptist Convention on the subject of separation of church and state. It was Jefferson’s intent to not have in America a head of state who was also head of church, ala King Henry VIII and the establishment of the Church of England.
Jefferson didn’t want the state to establish religion that would lead to state persecution of religious freedom — the reason why the Pilgrims came to America. That’s why the First Amendment to our US Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In America, the citizen has the freedom of religion; the state can’t institute an atmosphere of freedom from religion.
And so I find it rather interesting that in Kentucky, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis found herself spending last night in jail for her religious belief. And spare me comparisons to segregation. Blacks were granted rights by way of the 13th-15th Amendments, and it was the Democrat party who sought to deny them.
What I found most absurd were the comments of White House press secretary Josh Earnest when asked about Mrs. Davis’ situation. Earnest declared yesterday, “No public official is above the rule of law”; the hypocrisy of the White House spokesperson saying such is absurd, at a minimum.
Earnest speaks for a president who’s lied on countless occasions and violated the rule of law — the US Constitution — in as many situations. Congress, not Obama, has the enumerated power to make rules in matters of naturalization. Congress, not Obama, has the enumerated power to makes rules regarding captures on land and sea.
Kim Davis is not defying The Law, she’s resisting a mere decision, a court order [which is ‘abusive and outrageous’ in Mark Levin’s words] of The Supreme Court which is un-Constitutional.
She is resisting the Tyranny of a national government that has overstepped it’s Powers.
She is not violating The Rule Of Law — the Supreme Court’s ‘same-sex marriage’ decision does because it usurps those powers reserved to The Sovereign People and/or the Several States.
Kim Davis has not violated her Oath Of Office. In fact, her actions in this matter were taken so that she would not violate her oath to uphold the Constitutions of The United States and Kentucky.
That’s the thing to remember here. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A LAW MANDATING GAY MARRIAGE. A Diktat by 5 Unelected Judges on the Supreme Court is not a law. Laws can ONLY be passed by Legislatures (like Congress). It is instead a Usurpation. The Courts have claimed this authority since the 19th Century but it is not in the Constitution. Nor do the words “marriage” or “marriage license” exist in the Constitution at all, much less tied to an Enumerated Power for the Federal Government to have any role whatsoever in it.
In 2013, more than 200,000 people on net fled states with Democrat governors for ones run by Republicans, according to an analysis of newly released IRS data by Americans for Tax Reform.
“People move away from high tax states to low tax states. Every tax refugee is sending a powerful message to politicians,” said ATR President Grover Norquist. “They are voting with their feet. Leaders in Texas and Florida are listening. New York and California are not.”
I almost wish I hadn’t posted this. Grover Norquist is an islamist apologist.
This doesn’t surprise me in the least. Clintons are no more fond of spending THEIR OWN MONEY when they can get away with making you and I foot the bill than an Obama is likely to pay for their own exotic vacation. This does ratchet up the CRIMINALITY in this case. And nudges Creepy Uncle Joe one step closer to a Nomination he isn’t even (formally) running for yet.
The fact that this server was set up at TAXPAYER expense means that even Hillary’s “personal” e-mails ARE PUBLIC PROPERTY and she wasn’t allowed to delete them.
From The UK Daily Mail:The IT specialist who set up Hillary Clinton’s controversial private email was paid with taxpayer dollars after he helped the former Secretary of State skirt the law.
And Bryan Pagliano is finding his own words could be coming back to bite him. ‘Some things that look like good ideas…may actually have bad consequences,’ he told an IT webinar last year.
Pagliano, 39, was taken on by the State Department when Clinton was appointed the nation’s top diplomat in 2009. He had previously worked for her presidential campaign.
Now the married father of two, says he will plead the Fifth Amendment to prevent him testifying to Congress about his work at Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, NY.
So now that we are imprisoning Christians for practicing their religion in this country, why isn’t Hillary in jail?
I believe that this will go down as the second most Infamous act of Obama next to the Iran “deal” that has inevitably forfeited the lives of thousands, perhaps millions in NYC and DC.
From The Hill:The Kentucky clerk who has been jailed for refusing to issue licenses to same-sex couples is getting full-throated support from several Republican presidential candidates.
Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) blasted a judge’s decision Thursday to hold Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court.
“I think it’s absurd to put someone in jail for exercising their religious liberty,” Paul said on CNN’s “Wolf,” citing his home state clerk’s “heartfelt conviction.
Cruz, a vocal opponent of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage this summer, also rebuked the judge.
“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny.”
“Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America,” Cruz said in a lengthy statement posted to his campaign website next to a bright red button for supporters to donate to his White House bid.
“I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally,” Cruz said. “I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion.”
The RINOS and the filler candidates, of course, differ:
The clerk’s case has divided the GOP presidential field, with candidates such as Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and businesswoman Carly Fiorina suggesting earlier this week that Davis, as a government employee, should issue the licenses.
This means no more Lisa Murkowskis, Charlie Christs and GOPe CONsultants getting involved to intervene to save drooling senile RINO’s like Thad Cochran in runoffs right?
Of course it doesn’t. the Establishment will have no memory of “loyalty pledges” next time a conservative beats a RINO in a primary. But the base will not tolerate this kind of backstabbing bullshit any more. You are already on notice, GOP.
From Breitbart: The Republican National Committee (RNC) is asking every GOP candidate to sign a loyalty pledge, agreeing to support the Republican Party nominee and not run as a third party candidate. GOP frontrunner Donald Trump signed the pledge Thursday afternoon, hours after fellow GOP candidate Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) signed it.
“He’s been extremely fair,” Trump said of the Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus who met with Trump at Trump Tower in New York Thursday.
“I’ve wanted fairness. … I just wanted fairness from the Republican Party,” Trump said at a press conference following the meeting.
Why not? CAIR is an apologist for every terrorist group on Earth so it’s a natural fit. From Breitbart:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has joined the Black Lives Matter movement.
As Michelle Moons reported, CAIR leaders and members joined Black Lives Matter in a march on the California State Capitol on Wednesday, targeting Gov. Jerry Brown’s office over a new bill that, in part, would expand bans on racial profiling to include perceived ethnicity.
As police officers are being targeted across the nation, CAIR has sided with their enemies.
That creates a serious problem for CAIR’s defenders, which argue that its associations with Islamic extremism can be overlooked because it helps law enforcement work with, and within, the Muslim community.
THE FOURTH AMENDMENT IS THE DAMN LAW… There are no exceptions. It says you MUST have a warrant. From Reuters:
U.S. prosecutors and some federal law enforcement agencies will need to obtain a search warrant to use devices that track cellphone locations, under a policy announced by the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday.
Until now, U.S. attorneys and Justice Department agencies, including the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration, have been able to use cell-site simulators without applying for a warrant or outlining a probable cause.
Cell-site simulators replicate phone towers to pick up location-identifying information that enables law enforcement to apprehend fugitives, conduct narcotic investigations or rescue a kidnapped child, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates told reporters on Thursday.
I definitely don’t feel much like celebrating right now. Today was a Dark Day. MY OWN HOME TOWN that I’ve lived in 41 of my 43 years has turned into Ground Zero for Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of America. Our nation has moved one step closer to becoming Iran by imprisoning someone for the CRIME of being a Christian.
But here goes.
Ashland, in happier times. From before his daughter became the biggest slut on Planet Earth, and Ashland, KY wasn’t infamous for being the place where the First American Christian was imprisoned for the crime of being a Christian:
Hillary Clinton’s private email server crashed in the immediate weeks following the Benghazi terrorist attack, according to emails sent by Clinton’s top State Department aide Huma Abedin.
Abedin emailed Clinton Foundation executive director Stephanie Streett on the morning of October 10, 2012 to inquire about flooring options for a building she was designing. Abedin was using her State Department government email account to communicate with Streett because her clintonemail.com address, hosted on Hillary’s private server, had crashed.
“Is your email working?” Abedin asked Streett on the morning of October 10, 2012. “Mine has been down last night. Did you get my email about flooring?”
Streett replied with an answer about a temporary floor covering that could go over “the permanent natural bamboo.”
“My bigger problem right now is I can’t even get into my clinton email and I wanted to print all the latest documents to go through line by line with Oscar,” Abedin responded. “May need them re-sent to this email but will let you know if I can’t figure it out here first.”
Why isn’t Hillary in prison right now? Why do laws only apply to county clerks in Kentucky?
And this is going to fucking happen in the VERY DAMN CITY I WAS BORN IN, Ashand, KY. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who has refused to issue ANY marriage licenses since 5 Unelected Judges decided to impose MANDATORY gay “marriage” for Sodomites in every State (ignoring the fact that there is no authority over marriage allocated to the Federal Government in the Constitution) is being called on the carpet by (unelected) Judge David L. Bunning to answer to Her Federal Overlord as to why she shouldn’t be summarily imprisoned for what isn’t a crime.
This isn’t law. Laws are passed by ELECTED LEGISLATURES who have that as their plenary authority. This is something the Courts have been usurping almost since the first. I have no respect for such “law” and you shouldn’t either. Courts are supposed to settle disputes of law, and issue orders that are within the law.
If it’s an order based on existing LAW passed by an ELECTED Legislature, that is one thing.
If it’s made up wholecloth and is de-facto “legislation” invented on the UNELECTED bench, that is something else.
It’s like the Iran deal. An agreement made between Obama and a nutjob Mullah that screams “DEATH TO AMERICA” doesn’t have the weight of a Treaty ratified by the Senate, now does it?
I predicted that the Open Practice of Christianity would become a crime after Kennedy banged his gavel and made gay “marriage” the “law” of the land. And this is the first act of this. Christianity will be practiced not in Churches, not in public, but secretly, in the home. Where it rose up and conquered the Mightiest Empire the WORLD had ever seen… What it has done before, it can do again.
Pray for Kim Davis. Pray for our country. And I pray that God imposes His Justice on Tyrant “judges” everywhere.
UPDATE 9/3/15 @6:20 a.m. ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) — Protesters and supporters of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis are gathering outside of the federal courthouse in Ashland hours before a contempt of court hearing gets underway for the clerk.
Some people arrived outside of the courthouse as early as 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
Davis and the six clerks in the office will have a hearing at 11:00 a.m. to explain why she should not be held in contempt of court for refusing to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. Davis continues to deny marriage licenses to all couples in Rowan County.
Davis says issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples would irreparably violate her conscience.
Judge David Bunning could hold Davis in contempt, which can carry hefty fines or jail time. The couples who originally sued in the case have asked Bunning to punish Davis with fines but not jail time.
On Wednesday, Davis’ lawyers argued in a court document that Davis should not be punished because she is unable to comply with the order and because she still has an appeal pending before a federal appeals court on a related issue.
Update 2:Hot Air takes notice. I’ve bumped this post again. Hearing is in less than a half hour in Ashland. I will update this post further when we get news from local media like WSAZ or The Ashland Daily Independent.
Update3: No word yet, found a FNC piece: Kim Davis is prepared to go to Jail over her faith.I wonder if “Judge” David Bunning has any idea how bad it will make him look, to be responsible for imprisoning the first Christian in the history of the United States for practicing her Faith? It probably doesn’t matter. Federal Judges are notorious for getting pissed at being dissed.
I’ve weighed the cost and I’m prepared to go to jail, I sure am,” Mrs. Davis told me in an exclusive interview. “This has never been a gay or lesbian issue for me. This is about upholding the word of God.”
“This is a heaven or hell issue for me and for every other Christian that believes,” she said. “This is a fight worth fighting.”
UPDATE 9/3/15 @ 10:45 a.m. . ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) –Hundreds of protesters have filled the street in front of the federal courthouse in Ashland as they wait for a hearing to start on the gay marriage case in Kentucky.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has defied federal court orders to hand out marriage licenses, saying her religious beliefs don’t let her endorse same-sex marriage. A judge has ordered her and the six deputy clerks to appear at 11 a.m.Thursday.
Judge David Bunning could hold Davis in contempt, which can carry hefty fines or jail time.
The couples who originally sued in the case have asked Bunning to punish Davis with fines but not jail time.
The demonstrators outside are waving signs, chanting and singing hymns as they wait for Davis to arrive.
Signs ranged from the violent – turn to Jesus or burn – to simple statements of support.
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