No Progressive Utopia for Me

Obama's Gangster Govt.

I found these Justin Smith thoughts on his Facebook Notes page.  It is similar to a post linked to on the NCCR blog entitled, “Revolt” (SlantRight 2.0 version). Justin puts a voice to the fact of what he calls “Progressives” are breaking the U.S. Constitution with no rebuke from the voters or the Courts. He speculates that unless Americans wake up to the Leftist annulment of the Constitution our only recourse for a free America would be the same choice our Founding Fathers struggled with and culminated in the Declaration of Independence. If ballots do not overcome this Left Wing transformation of our America, will bullets be necessary? If we wake up late and move with bullets, will the true Americans have enough bullets to defeat Left Wing despotism?


JRH 4/24/14

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No Progressive Utopia for Me

(The above link goes to a March 31 post of same title)


By Justin O. Smith

April 22, 2014 1:39am

Justin Smith Facebook Note


There may come a time where violence is all that’s left to us. I don’t advocate it as a first choice, But what makes anyone think that an Administration that doesn’t even respect the existing Constitution will respect amendments coming out of an Article V States Convention or States Rights decisions under the 9th and 10th Amendments? The Constitution was designed for governance by moral men, and our leaders are of the poorest moral character in history and have strayed far from Our U.S. Constitution.

The Founders were afraid of “elective despotism” and gave us Article V as a counter, and failing that, the 2nd Amendment – True, it would be an uphill fight, since many would side with the Progressives, but the True American Patriot would honor his oath to the Constitution, former and present law enforcement and military, and side with Our American Heritage and the Constitution and Freedom, not the altar of the Super State – the Leviathan.

We’re not to that point yet, but things certainly are looking pretty bleak; Future Generations’ Destiny Hangs in the Balance and the next two election cycles are critical.

The following is an excerpt from an article I wrote that appeared on two blog sites and in two local papers here in Murfreesboro, TN (The Rutherford Reader and the Daily News Journal):

20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

15 Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good. (Isaiah 5: 20; 7: 15 NKJV)”

“After recent events, I have serious concerns over whether or not our traditional process will correct the course of our government’s trend towards authoritarian rule in time to save us. In past years, our differences were sorted out within the guidelines of the U.S. Constitution. What are we to do when one side decides to no longer be bound by the rules? The Progressives may have been born American citizens, but they are no longer American in their intentions for our nation. And, when the government, led by Obama and these Progressives, becomes lawless, it is not illegal or treason to finally take to the streets in protest/civil disobedience, at the very least, in the defense of the U.S. Constitution and America – to finally hold the criminals in the Obama Administration accountable through armed revolt should it persist in its treason, since many of America’s veterans, past and present, took an oath to defend the U.S. against “enemies both foreign and domestic.”


Someone once told me: “When is violence justified, when violence is used against us. Preemptive violence is not justified. Ballots, not bullets.”

My answer was that when they coerce citizens to do something against their will with the threat of violence, such as authorizing IRS agents to arrest one for not signing on to the ACA, an unConstitutional law (no matter how many hoops they jumped through to find otherwise) and many, many such extralegal/illegal laws amass, or rules and regulations with the weight of law as through the EPA, then too is revolt a duty.

That was the point of the last paragraph above the provided link. The ballot is foisting upon us the very tyranny we seek to escape, because of a coalition of the weak and minorities, who have found that they can vote themselves benefits and PRIVILEGE without consequence. Can we turn it around at the ballot? It’s hard to say – much probably depends on people realizing that it’s their own greed and actions destroying the nation. But the Founding Fathers recognized this phenomena and wrote about it extensively in the Federalist Papers – they called it ELECTIVE DESPOTISM. [Bold emphasis is Blog Editor’s]

I’m fighting tooth and nail within the system, such as it is. I’m even on board with the Article V movement for the moment, even though I do not see it doing much against the Progressives, with their current mindset of “KEEP POWER NO MATTER THE COST.”

How far are You and Your like-minded friends willing to go? Until the nation is completely crippled or destroyed by these anti-American MarxoFascists? I, for one, am staying vigilant and watching the approaching storm. I’m not about to allow them to destroy the future of My Children and GrandChildren Without a Damn Good Fight, whether they actually fire the first shot or not – NOT IF IT MEANS THAT AMERICA IS “FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMED” INTO THEIR VERSION OF A TOTALITARIAN “UTOPIA”.

The Founders fought the Revolution over a whole lot less grievances and with a whole lot less than we face at the moment. If we wait for the Progressives to fire on us, we will have waited too late, especially if the tipping scale has gone farther towards the Left in the electorate – not to say we have to fire any shots first. But we certainly should be mounting Maidan type protests.


Edited by John R. Houk

Brackets and links in Justin’s essay indicated additions by the Editor.


© Justin O. Smith

America’s Ailment/ or Elective Despotism

Obamacare Destroying Constitution


John R. Houk

August 12, 2013


Congress is too polarized on both sides of the political spectrum to initiate an Amendment process to settle issues that prevents an activist Judiciary from touching the amended law. HOWEVER, there is another Amendment process that can exclude the U.S. Congress. That process is spelled out in 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 its equal suffrage in the Senate. (Bold Emphasis Mine)


In Justin Smith’s essay below he refers to Article IV as a part of the Constitution calling for a Convention; however I am certain he was referring to Article V. I agree with Justin that a Constitutional Convention might be the only way to preserve the Union of the United States without chaos dividing our nation by another Civil War.


It is not the first time that Conservatives have suggested a Constitutional Convention. A Convention has never happened except for the one that established our current Constitution and a Union of States under one Republic. The modern reasons for fearing a Constitution is that the nature of the Constitution could change radically favoring either side of the American political spectrum. In such a case a Civil War might still occur.


Justin’s central theme is the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act – aka Obamacare.


JRH 8/12/13

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America’s Ailment/ or Elective Despotism


By Justin Smith

Sent: 8/12/2013 10:41 AM


The continuing resolution that now funds the U.S. government, in place of a real budget, will require a new vote on September 30, 2013, and this represents the best opportunity Americans may ever have to free themselves from a burdensome, dangerous and unconstitutional piece of legislation called the Affordable Health Care Act or Obamacare. If we do not want our children and future generations to become slaves of government and their rights subject to arbitrary curtailment, then all Americans, who understand and recognize this piece of legislation and Obama’s “fundamental transformation” agenda as one huge step on the path towards tyranny, are bound by duty and conscience to support the total defunding of Obamacare, as emphatically and forcibly as possible within the U.S. House and Senate!

In his 1796 Farewell Address, George Washington warned of dangers associated with political parties: “… sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.”

Recently, with only an imperial and utopian declaration, Obama delayed the business mandate section of Obamacare, scheduled for full implementation in 2014 by law, until 2015; however, he left the individual mandate in place by design. Obama hopes that the difficulties in repealing Obamacare will become insurmountable, as increasing numbers of people become dependent on receiving the subsidies associated with Obamacare. This is only the last in a long list of unconstitutional acts by Obama the despot.

Since May 2013, Americans have witnessed Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, attempt to coerce businesses and insurance companies into contributing millions of dollars towards the organization and implementation costs of Obamacare, which many officials, such as Speaker John Boehner and Senator Harry Reid, are now recognizing to be “a train wreck” waiting to happen, as described by Senator Max Baucus, if more funding and better administrative and functional structures are not in place by 2014. Insurers have spurned Sebelius’ efforts, because they are already facing $100 billion in new taxes over a decade under Obamacare.

And to add insult to injury, the Obama administration will be placing advertisements through Obama’s Organizing for Action “grass-roots” network in order to “educate people about the law.” Funding for this sort of campaign was actually written into Obamacare, and you and I… the taxpayer… pay for these advertisements, even when we oppose this legislation. This year the Obama administration will steal $780 million more for these ads!

Last month, Senator Tom Harkin stated, “The sooner we get back to a good, progressive, populist message, the better off we’re going to be as Democrats.” But this is just one more symptom in America’s ailment, inasmuch as, too many Democrats and Republicans alike are Progressives, synonymous with statist, utopian and communist.

Entire sections of Obamacare have their origins in the early 20th century Progressive Era eugenics movement (approx. 1899-1939) and “The Passing of the Great Race” by Madison Grant, which was translated to German in 1925. It’s not any misrepresentation or hyperbole to state that many modern day Progressives still hold to the views and beliefs of the early Progressives, when we have a sitting President who voted for partial-birth abortion. We gain further insight into Progressive views, as we read Grant’s work: “The laws of nature require the obliteration of the unfit and human life is valuable only when it is of use to the community or race.” Reconcile that with “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”, if you can!

While Americans are already receiving “refund checks” for the initial purchase of the first month of health care insurance under Obamacare, various areas of the United States, according to the Heritage Foundation, are experiencing between 80% and 200% cost increases, depending on one’s location. And, it gets worse next year, when a new sales tax on health insurance goes into effect with an annual $8 billion price-tag.

Along with Obama’s ignoble lies and distortions regarding health-care reform, we have watched Kathleen Sebelius double-count funds cut from Medicare in order to present $500 billion in fictitious savings. America has also heard the Congressional Budget Office report that 800,000 people will lose their jobs directly due to Obamacare, and start-up costs over-budget are now known to be $2.8 trillion!

Obamacare is designed to fail, and, in the process, this will force Americans into a single-payer system, which will give the government complete control over the individual through numerous avenues of coercion. Senator Harry Reid admitted as much last week on the PBS Round Table, when he stated, “Obamacare is just a stepping-stone to a single-payer system.”

Senator Bob Corker has called continued talk of repeal “just plain silliness.” So, are we to simply lie down and surrender? Are we really going to do nothing to stop Obamacare and its destruction of individual liberty, as government bureaucrats make life and death decisions for us all? HELL NO!

No matter that Congress voted for Obamacare, the President signed it, and Chief Justice John Roberts manipulated and mangled the English language to be certain that he could declare it “constitutional”, it is beyond obvious to so many newly elected Congressmen and Senators, such as Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, and so many ordinary Americans that Obamacare is in fact unconstitutional. Therefore, over the course of the long haul, all good, freedom-loving, patriotic Americans must start working towards a Constitutional Convention, as outlined under Article IV of the U.S. Constitution, and proposed amendments to halt this very type of government abuse and “ELECTIVE DESPOTISM”, that Thomas Jefferson described in his “Notes on the State of Virginia”, which James Madison quoted in Federalist Paper #48; too many great Americans died, on the beachhead of Normandy, near the Yalu River and on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, fighting the very ideology Obama holds dear for Americans to allow this administration, or any like it, to continue unchecked and unrestrained!

To date the House has successfully, if only symbolically, voted to repeal Obamacare 38 times. Of course the Senate refused to do likewise due to the Democrat majority within it, which brings us back to the real and viable act of defunding Obamacare.

Speaker John Boehner often observes that “the House represents only one-half of one-third of the government”, but this should not give him reason to pause at such a critical juncture of history. Congress and the true will of the people have been ignored by the Senate, Obama and the U.S. Supreme Court, and, since all spending must be authorized by the U.S. House of Representatives in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, the Republican House majority must not be afraid to use the power that they now hold; they must not fail to defund Obamacare out of fear that an Obama/Reid initiated government shutdown will cost them the 2014 election: Remember, the Progressive Democrats had no qualms or pangs of conscience when they used every parliamentarian maneuver and dirty trick imaginable to foist this piece of tyranny upon America!

By Justin O. Smith


© Justin O. Smith

Edited by John R. Houk