Necessity v Excess..

According to Webster, ne·ces·si·ty: 1.a. The condition or quality of being necessary. b. Something necessary: The necessities of life include food, clothing, and shelter. 2.a. Something dictated by invariable physical laws. b. The force exerted by circumstance. 3. The state or fact of being in need. 4. Pressing or urgent need, especially that arising from poverty.

 According to Webster, ex·cess: 1. The state of exceeding what is normal or sufficient: 2. An amount or quantity beyond what is normal or sufficient; a surplus. 3. The amount or degree by which one quantity exceeds another: 4. Intemperance; overindulgence: 5. A behavior or an action that exceeds proper or lawful bounds: ex·cess adj. 1. Being more than is usual, required, or permitted:

 I believe that Barack Obama believes that his ideology is good for America. With that said, I believe that Barack Obama is wrong. World history, to include America’s history is filled with men who believed they were right.

 Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of Macedon (Greek: Βασιλεύς Μακεδόνων), a state in the north eastern region of Greece, and by the age of thirty was the creator of one of the largest empires in ancient history, stretching from the lonian sea to the Himalaya. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of the most successful commanders of all time. Born inPella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by the famed philosopher Aristotle. In 336 BC he succeeded his father Philip II of Macedon to the throne after Philip was assassinated. Philip had brought most of the city-states of mainlandGreece under Macedonian hegemony, using both military and diplomatic means.

 Genghis Khan, Mongolian: probably (1162–1227), born Borjigin Temüjin, was the founder, Khan (ruler) and Khagan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed “Genghis Khan”, he started the Mongol invasions that would ultimately result in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions of the Kara-Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in Khwarezmia. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China.

 Napoleon Bonaparte, (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. His legal reform, the Napoleonic Code, has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide, but he is best remembered for the wars he led against a series of coalitions, the so-called Napoleonic Wars, during which he established hegemony over much of Europe and sought to spread revolutionary ideals.

 Adolf Hitler, (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian -born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP), commonly known as the Nazi Party. He was Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and served as head of state as Fuhrer und Reichskanzle from 1934 to 1945. Hitler is most remembered for his central leadership role in the rise of fascism in Europe, World War II and The Holocaust.

 John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838– April 26, 1865) was an American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater, in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865. Booth was a member of the prominent 19th century Booth theatrical family from Maryland and, by the 1860s, was a well known actor. He was also a Confederate sympathizer vehement in his denunciation of the Lincoln Administration and outraged by the South’s defeat in the American Civil War. He strongly opposed the abolition of slavery in the United States and Lincoln’s proposal to extend voting rights to recently emancipated slaves.

 Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was an American who, according to four government investigations, killed John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, using a firearm in Dallas,Texas, on November 22, 1963.

 John Warnock Hinckley, Jr., (born May 29, 1955) attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington D.C., on March 30, 1981, as the culmination of an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity and has remained under institutional psychiatric care since then. Public outcry over the verdict led to the insanity Defense Reform Act of 1984.

 Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) was a former member of the U.S. Army who became infamous for detonating a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Commonly referred to as the Oklahoma City bombing, the attack killed 168 people, injured 450, and was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks. McVeigh, a militia movement sympathizer, sought revenge against the federal government for its handling of the Waco Siege, which had ended in the deaths of 76 people exactly two years earlier. He also hoped to inspire a revolt against what he considered to be a tyrannical federal government. He was convicted of 11 federal offenses and sentenced to death. His execution took place on June 11, 2001 at the Federal Correctional Complex,Terre Haute.

 The men I have just profiled were all dictators or criminals and in no way to be compared to Barack Obama. Barack Obama is by present information a citizen of the United States elected by due process to the office of President of the United States. With that said, I exercise my right of free speech granted to me by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.

 Irregardless of present philosophy or ideology, I do not believe the founders of America intended in any way shape or form, for the Government they established by way of blood sacrifice to one day become an all-encompassing big brother, i.e., overseer, i.e., oppressor of the American people. America was founded on the principles of freedom.

 First Amendment: addresses the rights of freedom of religion (prohibiting Congress from establishing a religion and protecting the right to free exercise of religion), freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of petition.

Second Amendment: guarantees the right of individuals to possess weapons. The most recent Supreme Court decision interpreting the Second Amendment is McDonald v. Chicago.

 Third Amendment: prohibits the government from using private homes as quarters for soldiers during peacetime without the consent of the owners. The only existing case law directly regarding this amendment is a lower court decision in the case of Engblom v. Carey. However, it is also cited in the landmark case, Griswold v. Connecticut, in support of the Supreme Court’s holding that the constitution protects the right to personal privacy.

 Fourth Amendment: guards against searches, arrests, and seizures of property without a specific warrant or a “probable cause” to believe a crime has been committed. Some rights to privacy have been inferred from this amendment and others by the Supreme Court.

 Fifth Amendment: forbids trial for a major crime except after indictment by a grand jury; prohibits double jeopardy (repeated trials), except in certain very limited circumstances; forbids punishment without due process of law; and provides that an accused person may not be compelled to testify against himself (this is also known as “Taking the Fifth” or “Pleading the Fifth”). This is regarded as the “rights of the accused” amendment, otherwise known as the Miranda rights after the Supreme Court case. It also prohibits government from taking private property for public use without “just compensation“, the basis of eminent domain in theUnited States.

Sixth Amendment: guarantees a speedy public trial for criminal offenses. It requires trial by a jury, guarantees the right to legal counsel for the accused, and guarantees that the accused may require witnesses to attend the trial and testify in the presence of the accused. It also guarantees the accused a right to know the charges against him. The Sixth Amendment has several court cases associated with it, including Powell v. Alabama, United States v. Wong Kim Ark, Gideon v. Wainwright, and Crawford v. Washington. In 1966, the Supreme Court ruled that the fifth amendment prohibition on forced self-incrimination and the sixth amendment clause on right to counsel were to be made known to all persons placed under arrest, and these clauses have become known as the Miranda rights.

 Seventh Amendment: assures trial by jury in civil cases.

 Eighth Amendment: forbids excessive bail or fines, and cruel and unusual punishment.

 Ninth Amendment: declares that the listing of individual rights in the Constitution and Bill of Rights is not meant to be comprehensive; and that the other rights not specifically mentioned are retained by the people.

 Tenth Amendment: reserves to the states respectively, or to the people, any powers the Constitution did not delegate to theUnited States, nor prohibit the states from exercising.

 Eleventh Amendment (1795): Clarifies judicial power over foreign nationals, and limits ability of citizens to sue states in federal courts and under federal law.

Twelfth Amendment (1804): Changes the method of presidential elections so that members of the Electoral College cast separate ballots for president and vice president.

 Thirteenth Amendment (1865): Abolishes slavery and authorizes Congress to enforce abolition.

 Fourteenth Amendment (1868): Defines a set of guarantees for United States citizenship; prohibits states from abridging citizens’ privileges or immunities and rights to due process and the equal protection of the law; repeals the Three-fifths compromise; prohibits repudiation of the federal debt caused by the Civil War.

 Fifteenth Amendment (1870): Prohibits the federal government and the states from using a citizen’s race, color, or previous status as a slave as a qualification for voting.

 Sixteenth Amendment (1913): Authorizes unapportioned federal taxes on income.

 Seventeenth Amendment  (1913): Converts state election of senators to popular election.

 Eighteenth Amendment (1919): Prohibited the manufacturing, importing, and exporting of alcoholic beverages (see Prohibition in the United States). Repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment.

 Nineteenth Amendment (1920): Prohibits the federal government and the states from forbidding any citizen to vote due to their sex.

Twentieth Amendment (1933): Changes details of congressional and presidential terms and of presidential succession

Twenty-first Amendment (1933): Repeals Eighteenth Amendment. Permits states to prohibit the importation of alcoholic beverages.

 Twenty-second Amendment (1951): Limits president to two terms.

 Twenty-third Amendment (1961): Grants presidential electors to the District of Columbia.

 Twenty-fourth Amendment (1964): Prohibits the federal government and the states from requiring the payment of a tax as a qualification for voting for federal officials.

 Twenty-fifth Amendment (1967): Changes details of presidential succession, provides for temporary removal of president, and provides for replacement of the vice president.

 Twenty-sixth Amendment (1971): Prohibits the federal government and the states from forbidding any citizen of age 18 or greater to vote on account of their age.

 Twenty-seventh Amendment (1992): Limits congressional pay raises.

 Barack Obama is not a dictator, nor is he a criminal, he is an elected employee of the American people, and at least in my opinion it is time for the American people to understand that the President of United States, a Congressman or Congresswoman, or a Senator, or a Governor, or the Mayor of the Community in which you live, are flesh and blood people with no mandate from a power higher than the power granted by the citizens of this Nation that employs them.

 So once again, speaking for myself, I am unhappy with the nations present employees in Washington D.C., I am unhappy with the price of gasoline. I am unhappy with the price of groceries. I am unhappy with the cost of my utilities. I am unhappy with corporate America. I am unhappy with America’s foreign-policy. I am unhappy with American jobs being exported overseas. I am unhappy with the war in Afghanistan. I am unhappy with the war in Iraq. I am unhappy with America’s involvement in Libya. I am unhappy with sending American tax dollars to sovereign nations around the world. I am unhappy with America’s trade agreements. I am unhappy with China. I am unhappy with Walmart. I am unhappy with people who pay themselves more money than they could spend in three lifetimes.

 Okay, so what makes me happy? Log on tomorrow and find out.

 Crusader Rabbit…


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