Joseph Gilbert's Blog – December 2013 Archive (7)

Proposed Amendments

There is a move afoot for a Convention of States for proposing amendments to the Constitution. The ruling class doesn't uphold the Constitution now. Will they uphold it if we propose more amendments? I doubt it.

I would only support 4 amendments.

1. Repeal the 16th Amendment and abolish the IRS. Go to a flat or fair tax system.

2. Repeal the 17th Amendment and put that key check on federal power back in the hands of the states. If a senator appointed by their respective state…


Added by Joseph Gilbert on December 20, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments

Budget deal is a bad deal

I can't sit idle and silent on the great "budget deal" reached in Congress.

So, they've agreed to cut $23 billion from the proposed growth in government spending over the next 10 years.

The federal budget is $3.8 Trillion, with a deficit of $642 Billion. Total debt is #17.3 Trillion, 2013 annual revenues were $2.8 Trillion.

Put into terms of a household, minus a bunch of zeros:

If your family was $170,000 in…


Added by Joseph Gilbert on December 11, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments

God and government

I was asked of my faith and its origins. I am a Christian but don't normally discuss my faith here. But, because I was asked, I'll address it briefly.

I believe that if one believes in God, they MUST believe in Freedom and Liberty. If you believe in God, then you believe that God made you. If you believe that God made you, then He made you and put you on this earth to accomplish something. He put you here with a purpose.



Added by Joseph Gilbert on December 10, 2013 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Obama losing support of students

If you haven't seen this, Harvard conducted a survey of "Millennials" to determine their impressions on Washington, especially Obamacare.

In order to best interpret my impressions of the survey, please note the following statement taken from the article: “Overcoming today's bitter partisanship and governmental gridlock is essential to showing Millennials and all our citizens that Washington, D.C.…


Added by Joseph Gilbert on December 8, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Tea Party was right all along!

Rumors of the Tea Party’s demise are greatly exaggerated. 

Before, during and after the government shutdown, the Tea Party was dragged through the mud, chastised, called names and even told that our movement should die.

This all came about because the representatives we elected on the promise to fight Obamacare dared to do so. The irony is now that the Affordable Care Act is beginning to be implemented, the whole country is beginning to see that the Tea Party was right all…


Added by Joseph Gilbert on December 8, 2013 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Oath breakers

America was never intended to have a professional political ruling class. But, that is exactly what we have now. Guys like Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, and our other elected representatives have become so disconnected from We the People they feel exempt from the effects of the laws they pass. They believe they are above the law itself. You'll hear them speak of "the American people" as if we are a separate entity,…


Added by Joseph Gilbert on December 8, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Why I'm running for Congress

I love this country. I want my children and yours to grow up proud to be Americans where they can achieve their highest aspirations and become their highest, best selves. I want a country that is not buried in debt that stifles economic growth and devalues our currency. I believe in a country where everyone has the same opportunities, but not limited by government to the same outcome.

I believe that in world affairs, we should be respected by our friends and rightfully feared by…


Added by Joseph Gilbert on December 8, 2013 at 10:00pm — 29 Comments



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Florida Sheriff — “I Will Not Enforce Assault Weapons Ban, Neither Will Most Sheriffs”

Dennis Lemma, who is the Sheriff in Central Florida’s Seminole County, told a group of 2nd Amendment activists recently that he would not enforce an assault weapons ban that could soon become Florida law if the “Ban Assault Weapons Now” amendment passes in the Sunshine State.

According to News965, the ban has the following specifications.

The amendment proposed in the state legislature would ban possession of assault weapons, which are defined as “semiautomatic rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition at once, either in fixed or detachable magazine, or any other ammunition feeding device.”

Lemma, an ardent supporter of the 2nd Amendment and a first term sheriff who is running for re-election, said this about whether or not he would enforce such a law.

“It’s not only that I wouldn’t, the majority of sheriffs across the state would not do it,” Lemma said in the video. It’s up to the sheriffs what they are willing to enforce.”

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