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Monday, July 30, 2007

Hmmm that must explain those unusual urges I have..


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    Iron Man Trailer AWESOME!!!!!

    If you are an unrepetant Comic book Nerd/Geek, take a gander at this Robert Downey as Tony Stark/Iron Man. I think I need to dry out my keyboard and wipe my mouth.

    Mark

    Texas Family Code in re: Paddling/Discipline

    I found this on the net. under Texas Family Code 151.001 I as the parent decide what type of discipline is to be used on my child as long as it is "reasonable" I personally think my discipline for my children is reasonable. Also under the family code this time 151.003 The case worker from CPS cannot make any rules, or policies or take any actions against me that violates my rights under 151.001. Below is the text of the actual code with a link to it so you can read it for yourself.


    http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/FA/content/htm/fa.005.00.000151.00.htm


    FAMILY CODE


    SUBTITLE B. SUITS AFFECTING THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP


    CHAPTER 151. RIGHTS AND DUTIES IN PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP



    § 151.001. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF PARENT. (a) A parent of a
    child has the following rights and duties:
    (1) the right to have physical possession, to direct
    the moral and religious training, and to designate the residence of
    the child;
    (2) the duty of care, control, protection, and
    reasonable discipline of the child;
    (3) the duty to support the child, including providing
    the child with clothing, food, shelter, medical and dental care,
    and education;
    (4) the duty, except when a guardian of the child's
    estate has been appointed, to manage the estate of the child,
    including the right as an agent of the child to act in relation to
    the child's estate if the child's action is required by a state, the
    United States, or a foreign government;
    (5) except as provided by Section 264.0111, the right
    to the services and earnings of the child;
    (6) the right to consent to the child's marriage,
    enlistment in the armed forces of the United States, medical and
    dental care, and psychiatric, psychological, and surgical
    treatment;
    (7) the right to represent the child in legal action
    and to make other decisions of substantial legal significance
    concerning the child;
    (8) the right to receive and give receipt for payments
    for the support of the child and to hold or disburse funds for the
    benefit of the child;
    (9) the right to inherit from and through the child;
    (10) the right to make decisions concerning the
    child's education; and
    (11) any other right or duty existing between a parent
    and child by virtue of law.
    (b) The duty of a parent to support his or her child exists
    while the child is an unemancipated minor and continues as long as
    the child is fully enrolled in an accredited secondary school in a
    program leading toward a high school diploma until the end of the
    school year in which the child graduates.
    (c) A parent who fails to discharge the duty of support is
    liable to a person who provides necessaries to those to whom support
    is owed.
    (d) The rights and duties of a parent are subject to:
    (1) a court order affecting the rights and duties;
    (2) an affidavit of relinquishment of parental rights;
    and
    (3) an affidavit by the parent designating another
    person or agency to act as managing conservator.
    (e) Only the following persons may use corporal punishment
    for the reasonable discipline of a child:
    (1) a parent or grandparent of the child;
    (2) a stepparent of the child who has the duty of
    control and reasonable discipline of the child; and
    (3) an individual who is a guardian of the child and
    who has the duty of control and reasonable discipline of the child.

    Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, § 1, eff. April 20, 1995.
    Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 751, § 23, eff. Sept. 1,
    1995. Renumbered from § 151.003 by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch.
    821, § 2.13, eff. June 14, 2001. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th
    Leg., ch. 964, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch.
    1036, § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 924,
    § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2005.


    § 151.002. RIGHTS OF A LIVING CHILD AFTER AN ABORTION OR
    PREMATURE BIRTH. (a) A living human child born alive after an
    abortion or premature birth is entitled to the same rights, powers,
    and privileges as are granted by the laws of this state to any other
    child born alive after the normal gestation period.
    (b) In this code, "born alive" means the complete expulsion
    or extraction from its mother of a product of conception,
    irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which, after such
    separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life such as
    beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite
    movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord
    has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of the birth
    is considered born alive.

    Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, § 1, eff. April 20, 1995.
    Renumbered from § 151.004 by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 821, §
    2.13, eff. June 14, 2001.


    § 151.003. LIMITATION ON STATE AGENCY ACTION. A state
    agency may not adopt rules or policies or take any other action that
    violates the fundamental right and duty of a parent to direct the
    upbringing of the parent's child.

    Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, § 6.18(a), eff. Sept. 1,
    1999. Renumbered from § 151.005 by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch.
    821, § 2.13, eff. June 14, 2001.


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    You tell me, should I press the issue? Should I tell CPS to
    take a flying leap where this particular case worker and her
    "Directions" are concerned? I mean the one case worker is
    really nice and actually "LISTENED" to me. The other, like
    I said from the time she walked in my door, I "KNEW" she had
    her own little opinion and the facts DID NOT matter.


    Mark

    Saturday, July 28, 2007

    I just drooled when I saw this...

    One of the dream rifles on my list is an accurized version of this weapon. Yes I used to compete when I lived in Missouri, and I wish I still had a rifle capable of competing down here in Texas. Ah, well I'll dream and dream, maybe one day I'll be able to afford a good one.


    Mark

    Simpsons Movie Science

    While perusing my blog roll I came upon this



    H/T to Instapundit


    Mark

    Friday, July 27, 2007

    This is something I think you might want to look at

    Apparently the Daily Kos, and Moveon.org are targeting Fox News for thier stance on various issues. Take a gander...


    Cop the truth


    Mark

    May I suggest to you....

    The long awaited collaboration between Matt G., Ambulance Driver, and Babs RN is complete. I suggest you go and read them starting

    Here: Matt G.


    Continues Here: Ambulance Driver


    And Finishes Here: Babs RN

    I strongly Suggest you read it with a box of tissues handy.

    Mark

    Tuesday, July 24, 2007

    Texas Childrens Protective Services

    I talked last night about someone from my son's school called the CPS on me. Last night I couldn't sleep without strange dreams. My 2 youngest daughters are afraid that someone is going to take them away. And I woke many times last night hearing my daughters calling out Daddy. When they are on the other side of the house and behind 2 closed doors and I can hear them, they are having nightmares. All because someone didn't know the truth. All because someone who I entrusted to teach my special child formed their own opinion without bothering to call me. Without bothering to find out what if anything was going on. My 11 year old Son has Aspergers Syndrome, which is within the Autism spectrum. He is very particular about what clothes he wears, which shoes he wears and almost everything about his life. when it isn't they way he wants it, he can throw one heck of a tantrum, screaming, yelling, arms flailing, laying on the floor kicking and screaming. Most of the time I have things set so he doesn't react that way. I know what he likes and dislikes. the problem started when he and his 13 year old sister got into a fight and he hit her, she being a girl bit him in revenge. she left a bite mark on his upper arm. when my son went to school the next day he showed his teacher. I'm pretty sure she is the one who called the CPS hotline. The complaint, my son was bitten he comes to school dirty and doesn't brush his teeth. My answer is this and it's the truth. My son bathes at minimum every other day more often if he has been out playing in the yard, he brushes his teeth every night in my bathroom less than 6 feet away from me, and I do laundry every night, my son has certain clothes he likes to wear and he throws a fit if he cannot wear them. It could be the middle of summer and he would want to wear his jeans that are falling apart, his ratty old tennis shoes, even though he has 2 nice pairs of shoes and a nice pair of cowboy boots, and a lot of the time he will try to wear his heavy Spongebob sweat shirt. In the middle of summer, in 90 degree plus weather. My son likes what he likes. He dresses himself most of the time he chooses his clothes and shoes and everything else, on occasion I have to interfere with his choices, such as the time he wanted to wear the same outfit 3 days in a row. granted it was clean I had washed it the night before but 3 days in a row? When I had him change into shorts and a muscle shirt and his black tennis shoes I had to go through almost 15 minutes of his tantrum before I finally got out the board of education and gave 'em a swat on the butt. That stopped the tantrum right there. And everything was ok.


    By the way the "Board of Education" is a paddle I use to give a quick swat on the butt when the kids are behaving badly or are throwing a tantrum. Usually 1 swat tantrums done, board goes back in the room. It's impersonal, by itself it's a threat. Just asking my kids "Do you want the Board of Education" STOPS any bad behavior that instant so the "Board" is not needed. When the behavior is borderline and the kids don't listen just taking it out is enough to ensure compliance of the rules of the house. And yet when the ladies from CPS came over the first thing they said was the board has to go. I can use my hand to discipline but not the board of education. That is child abuse. Now I no longer have that focus of compliance. The board is impersonal, and rarely used. Just the threat of the board or sight of it causes compliance. Without it I will have to do something I HATE. I will have to put my children over my knee and use my hand to physically spank them. That makes it VERY personal. And I believe that is what the opponents of spanking want. they don't want that impersonal swat anymore, they want you to feel like garbage anytime you discipline your child, so therefore you won't physically spank them.

    HOW DARE THEY DECIDE how I will or WILL NOT discipline my child? "I" am the parent. As long as I do not physically abuse my child what concern is it of them how I choose to discipline my child? Are they living in my house? Are they paying my bills? Do they see my children 24/7/365? Do they have to deal with the tantrums? Do they have to ensure the house is clean the meals are made and the laundry done? Do they have to ensure that all the kids are up and dressed in the morning so I can take the 2 older ones to swim practice? And then do they come back and cook the meals for them? Do they have to break up the fights over toys? Or which channel they will watch on TV? Until such time as they have lived my life, dealt with my problems, done EVERYTHING I DO and put up with from my kids, BUTT OUT!


    If you think I'm doing something wrong, "Tell me" and if I think your right I will change the way I do things. If you have concerns about they way I do things, "Tell me" and I'll look to see if you're right and I'm wrong. But DO NOT come into my house and immediately without even KNOWING how things in my house are done try to pass judgements on me, or tell me I HAVE to do something. That is the quickest way for me to tell mom to open the trust fund to pay for the best attorney I can get to fight you. If you are concerned, come into my house and "SEE" for yourself how I raise my kids. Offer Help. Don't issue orders. And please keep your preconceived notions to yourself. And check your prejudices at the door please.

    You offer me more help by being open minded and "Listening", than by coming in and trying to assert your authority, notions or prejudices against me and my family. By doing that you will get my back up in a heartbeat, and I will do everything in my power to hinder you and your agenda.

    Now saying that. Of the 2 caseworkers who came to my house the one I actually talked to the most is the type of caseworker who actually "Listens" and offers help. Her Associate on the other hand, from the moment she stepped in my door, I "KNEW" she was the other type. And the entire time she was in my house, the questions she asked and the "DIRECTIVES" she gave me did nothing to prove me wrong. What upsets me the most is that this woman asked all of my children if "Daddy" had touched them in inappropriate places. HOW DARE SHE! Since I'm a single father with kids I'm a suspected molester. HOW DARE SHE! For 10 years in St. Louis I worked in the housing projects, I SAW sexual, mental and physical abuse that would sicken you. HOW DARE THIS prejudiced, ignorant person whose job is to PROTECT my children, come into my house and scare them with those thoughts. I do my best to protect my children from ANY type harm, and here is this State Employee inflicting harm on my kids by scaring them that "Daddy" might be a sexual predator. I know you will say "they are Standard Questions they HAVE to ask" Uh, NO! they came because a teacher at my son's school "ASSUMED" that he wasn't being cared for, not taking into account his Aspergers, and what it really is and how it affects him. They "ASSUMED" something and now "I" am paying the consequences. And NOWHERE in their complaint was ANY suggestion of molestation, but she being from the state with her prejudices, automatically "ASSUMED" that since I am a single father with 7 kids I HAVE to be doing SOMETHING.


    So now I have to deal with my daughter having nightmares about being taken away. i have to physically spank them for infractions when before all I would need to do is ask them if the wanted the "Board of Education" and the problem would be solved. Now I "HAVE" to use physical punishment, when before I could flim flam them into compliance. so much for their "Notions"


    I'm done for the night.

    Mark

    Thursday, July 19, 2007

    Officer Mike Mette

    Last night I spoke of Officer Michael Mette and his Conviction and Sentence to 5 years in Prison for Felony Assault. For defending himself from a drunken privileged idiot, whose daddy happens to own one of the largest trucking companies in Iowa. to read more of the story I direct you here. After you read the information there, see if you can answer this question.


    After already retreating once, why should Officer Mette have retreated a second time from the drunken noob who had already struck him 3 times?

    Seriously, with all the laws of Castle Doctrine and no Duty to Retreat laws currently on the books or proposed. I find the actions of the Dubuque Prosecutor and the Judge especially hienous and reprehensible. When you can not defend yourself from attack, the lunatics have taken over the asylum, and we as a nation are in trouble of losing all of our freedoms which we hold dear.

    Here endeth the Lesson

    Mark

    Sunday, July 15, 2007

    Candidate McKinney

    Roni his aide contacted me last night. Mr. McKinney had a late apponitment in Dallas, and was unable to call in as he expected. he is currently headed out of the Contry, but Roni said when he returns we can get him on the show. So just wait for it, and hopefully in a few weeks we'll have him on.

    Mark

    Presidential candidate Ray McKinney didn't call :(

    I'll try to get him on later in the week.

    So instead I talked about religious intolerance. I kinda tarted preaching which I HATE doing. But Dang it. that's the one thing that gets my goat. Intolerance of religion, sexual identity, race or anything else drives me flat out BONKERS!!! I guess you could say I'm intolerant of intolerance :) But I'm done and heading to bed.


    Mark

    Saturday, July 14, 2007

    Whoa 4 days since my last post.....

    I must be slipping. Well not much news to really report other than I've been confirmed but not re-confirmed for tonights interview with Ray McKinney, the Presidential candidate. Bitng my nails and hoping his people remember about me and my little show. I still need to get a hold of the Admin of scambaiter.com about his interview, but I'm still running too much to sit down and do it. Hopefully tomorrow.


    Mark

    Saturday, July 7, 2007

    Sunday Nights Show

    Will be something different It will be cross-posted at Alpha Disaster Contingincies for the Camp Fire Chats. I will be talking about something I have some experience with, News & Communications during a Hurricane Evacuation or a Power Outage. It won't be posted at Alpha until the first of next month, but they also have other areas of preparation help if you want to ensure your family is able to thrive in a disaster situation, be it a Flood, a Hurricane, Earthquake, blizzard or a Terrorist Attack. They have information over there which can help you keep yourself and your family alive. check them out...

    Mark

    Friday, July 6, 2007




    Well guys it's only been 16 hours and there are already 70+ listeners to the archive. from Idaho, to Virginia MIT, The NRC, and other governmental entities all OVER the place. We should do that again.....

    Mark

    Matt G's Interview turned into a Round Table

    Well I had an enjoyable interview with Matt G, and Mr. Fixit Called in for a few minutes, then Babs RN called. A few minutes later Law Dog Called, and I just brought him in with Babs Still on the line. and even a few more minutes later Ambulance Driver Called in so I just brought him in as well. the 5 of us then spent the next 90 minutes talking about various subjects. The show is in the Archives, so go and give it a listen. 2 Hours total.


    Texas Fellowship, (The Fellowship Files)



    Mark

    Thursday, July 5, 2007

    I hope everyone had a safe

    Independence Day this year. Please don't forget our Servicemen and Women serving overseas.

    Mark

    Wednesday, July 4, 2007

    The Declaration and constitution Audio files

    that I'm using were copied from here: Internet Archive Declaration And Internet Archive Constitution

    they have many other audio files which are Public Domain. Meaning if you use them just be sure to properly attribute them.

    Mark

    Tuesday, July 3, 2007

    Constitution of the United States of America

    This living document has been mis-read, mis-applied, mis-interpreted and mis-quoted. Here it is for you to make sure you get it right.


    Constitution of the United States

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    Article. I.


    Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

    Section. 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

    No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

    [Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.]1 The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of thc Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.

    When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.

    The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

    Section. 3. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, [chosen by the Legislature thereof,]2 for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

    Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of thc second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; [and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.] 3

    No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

    The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

    The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.

    The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

    Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

    Section. 4. The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.

    The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be [on the first Monday in December,]4 unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.

    Section. 5. Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business, but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.

    Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.

    Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.

    Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of thc other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.

    Section. 6. The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the Treasury of thc United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.

    No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.

    Section. 7. All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

    Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it becomes a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

    Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States, and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.

    Section. 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States

    To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

    To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

    To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

    To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

    To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

    To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

    To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

    To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

    To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

    To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on land and Water;

    To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

    To provide and maintain a Navy;

    To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

    To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

    To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

    To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards and other needful Buildings;--And

    To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

    Section. 9. The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.

    The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

    No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

    No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.5

    No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

    No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.

    No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.

    No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

    Section. 10. No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility;

    No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.

    No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.

    Article. II.


    Section. 1. The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows

    Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

    [The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; A quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President.]6

    The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

    No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

    [In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may be Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.]7

    The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.

    Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

    Section. 2. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

    He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

    The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

    Section. 3. He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them and in Case of Disagreement between them with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

    Section. 4. The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

    Article. III.


    Section. 1. The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Officer during good Behaviour, and shall at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.

    Section. 2. The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority, --to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls; --to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction, --to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party; --to Controversies between two or more States, --[between a State and Citizens of another State;]8 between Citizens of different States, --between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, [and between a State or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.]9

    In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.

    The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment; shall be by Jury, and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.

    Section. 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

    The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

    Article. IV.


    Section. 1. Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State; And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

    Section. 2. The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

    A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.

    [No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.]10

    Section. 3. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

    The Congress shall have rower to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.

    Section. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

    Article. V.


    The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of it's equal Suffrage in the Senate.

    Article. VI.


    All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

    This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of thc United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

    Article. VII.


    The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.

    Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,

    G.o Washington -- Presd.t and deputy from Virginia

    New Hampshire John Langdon
    Nicholas Gilman
    Massachusetts Nathaniel Gorham
    Rufus King
    Connecticut Wm. Saml. Johnson
    Roger Sherman
    New York Alexander Hamilton
    New Jersey Wil: Livingston
    David Brearley
    Wm. Paterson
    Jona: Dayton
    Pennsylvania B Franklin
    Thomas Mifflin
    Robt Morris
    Geo. Clymer
    Thos. FitzSimons
    Jared Ingersoll
    James Wilson
    Gouv Morris
    Delaware Geo: Read
    Gunning Bedford jun
    John Dickinson
    Richard Bassett
    Jaco: Broom
    Maryland James McHenry
    Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer
    Danl Carroll
    Virginia John Blair--
    James Madison Jr.
    North Carolina Wm. Blount
    Richd. Dobbs Spaight
    Hu Williamson
    South Carolina J. Rutledge
    Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
    Charles Pinckney
    Pierce Butler
    Georgia William Few
    Abr Baldwin
    Attest William Jackson Secretary


    copied from US history.org

    Independence Day

    This Independence Day I feel we have forgotten about just why America came into being. Please Re-read this very important document and hopefully we can understand what makes the United States of America special.

    IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
    When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    John Hancock
    New Hampshire:
    Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
    Massachusetts:
    John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
    Rhode Island:
    Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
    Connecticut:
    Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
    New York:
    William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
    New Jersey:
    Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
    Pennsylvania:
    Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
    Delaware:
    Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
    Maryland:
    Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
    Virginia:
    George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
    North Carolina:
    William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
    South Carolina:
    Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
    Georgia:
    Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton


    Copied from Us History.org

    Sunday, July 1, 2007

    just recieved E-mail Confirmation

    I just recieved an e-mail confirmation from Mr. McKinney's aid Roni, that he will be calling in Saturday night/sunday Morning July 14th/15th to talk about his candidacy and his platform. If you have a question for him please feel free to e-mail it to me before the show starts or you can send me a question the Yahoo Messenger. Messenger ID: txfellowship

    Mark

    Pokerface

    Last night I had Paul Topete and Rich Valentin from Pokerface call in. after some technical issues we had an enjoyale conversation about thier music. this coming Saturday night/Sunday morning they will be back to discuss the message behind thier great music. Please login and listen. as always if you have a question for them you can e-mail it ot me before the show or send me an IM through Yahoo Messenger during the show.

    Mark