Veterans Day 2019 – Thank you Vets

US_Armed_ForcesIn the United States there is a day honoring all of our veterans.

That day is today – Veterans Day.

A veteran is any person who has served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces and was discharged, left the service, under any conditions other than dishonorable.

The significance of this particular day is that it marked the end of World War I which formally ceased at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

Thus, 101 years ago, today.

A Congressional act, approved on May 13, 1938, declared November 11 to be a national holiday, stating that November 11 is “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day’.” The name was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954.

Vets Day Honoring All Who ServedSo, thank you Veterans.

We are still the Land of the Free.

Because of the Brave, our Vets.

As a final note, for those who may not know, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the attributive form (no apostrophe) is used rather than the possessive case as the official spelling “because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.”

Over for now.

Main Street One

P.S. – And, yes, this post was published at 11:11am Eastern on 11-11-2019.

Politicians Who Claim No One Is Above The Law

sanctuary_citiesIt has become quite popular for politicians to talk about no one being above the law. Yet, there are, more than likely, scores of elected officials who should be in prison if no one is truly above the law.

One of the biggest abuses occurring at present is the encouragement and harboring of illegal immigrants, which carries a penalty of five years in prison.

Title 8 of the United States Code, Section 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii), makes it an offense for “any person who — knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation.”

Yet here in the United States of America, there currently exist over 200 cities, counties and states calling themselves “Sanctuary,” meaning they are not only encouraging illegal persons to come and live there, but they are then harboring them, shielding them from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.).

SFO trashThe most horrible part of harboring illegal immigrants is that these cities and municipalities are using billions upon billions of American Citizen tax dollars to fund the schooling, medical care and more of these millions of illegal occupants.

And, being the most “progressive” of states, Governor Newsom in California, recently signed legislation making it “legal” for these illegal people to sit on state boards and commissions.

As the leader, California spends billions upon billions annually taking care of illegal immigrants yet cannot properly respond to disasters nor even keep the streets in their cities clean of debris and excrement. They ban plastic straws but, in many cities, there are hundreds, thousands of needles used by addicts littered upon public walkways. Their homeless population of American Citizens, including our Veterans, is absurd.

To top it off, there are those in Congress who have publicly announced what illegal immigrants should do to avoid being tracked down by I.C.E. personnel.

Some have even been so bold as to have their office staff fly to the border and personally escort illegal persons across our border.

sanctuary-citiesAs our U.S. Constitution states that one of the jobs of Congress is to protect our states, and as they have allowed (and encouraged) continuous illegal border crossings, they should, rightfully, be expelled from Congress for violating their Oath of Office to Support and Defend said Constitution.

Thus, the question remains unanswered.

How is it that “no one is above the law” when our elected representatives have been some of the worst law-breakers of all time, essentially robbing taxpayers of tens billions of dollars annually supporting illegal foreigners that they encourage to come to – and stay in – our land.

It is especially concerning when one considers that all of these actions listed here are and have been done in the open, in complete public view.

It almost seems as if these politicians are flaunting that they really are above the law. All the while claiming that no one is.

It is time for Americans to become armed with knowledge of our U.S. Constitution and our laws and hold public officials accountable. The easiest way to learn is with the award-winning In Search of Liberty Constitution movie. In addition, for more in-depth study there is a one-day Constitution Boot Camp from Building Blocks for Liberty or consider KrisAnne Hall’s online Liberty First University.

Over For Now.

Main Street One.

New Painter Refuses to be a Struggling Artist

Mirit and her First Sale - Even Water BreaksThere are artists who create their vision and hope that someday, in the not too distant future, they will make it, that they will be discovered. Then there are artists, such as Mirit, who break that mold entirely. The first sale by the 43-year-old novice painter was for $28,000 – within months after she picked up painting brushes for the very first time.

“Even though I came to the game late and only taught myself to paint a few months ago, I swore that I would never be a starving artist,” Mirit says. “I’m a business woman and an artist and decided that I will focus on making high-end art for collectors, celebrities and people who can afford the quality of the art that I want to create.”

The proud owner of Mirit’s first sale, “Even Water Breaks,” is Marina Shea, an avid South African art collector who operates several dental offices in Southern California. A lover of beaches, Marina was immediately drawn towards the painting due to its sensual and romantic nature, encased by a dynamic, heavily lacquered natural wood frame.

MiritOne of Mirit’s driving forces is not being discouraged by “art critics,” especially those who may spew their negative judgment upon new painters, or artists of any kind, while in many cases not being able to create art of their own.

Born in Israel, raised in a Nigerian jungle in Africa, and then legally immigrating to the United States, Mirit is not your typical artist. She escaped an extremely abusive marriage from a disbarred attorney and found herself on welfare with two young daughters to raise.

To provide for her family, she entered the business world and became very successful in the field of high-tech, long before she even considered painting as a vocation.

“For some reason,” Mirit says, “I can paint with no former training. It’s taken over my life. I paint every chance that I get and sometimes wake up in the middle of the night or at 5 a.m. because I have to paint.”

Mirit is blazing a new trail, one that very few novice artists have ever traversed. One of her strongest beliefs that continues to guide her is, “I truly believe that we’re all artists at heart.” Learn more about her and check out her unique art as prints, home décor and more at Mirit.

Red Flag Laws Are Profoundly Unconstitutional

red-flag-laws-due-processAny and every time there is a mass shooting in America the gun grabbers take to the media and demand gun control or gun confiscation.  This, as every Patriotic American knows, clearly violates our Second Amendment.  Those advocating to take away arms from Citizens are either ignorant/clueless regarding America’s rights or are oppressive/suppressive regarding personal rights and freedom.

Our Founders were not stupid when they provided us with our Second Amendment, nor any of the others.  They knew world history and what happens when the people cannot defend their state, their property, their person.

As Patrick Henry said, “Where and when did freedom exist when the power of the sword and purse were given up from the people?”

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson said, “For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well organized and armed militia is their best security.”  Thus, if you cannot possess arms you cannot remain free from tyrants or those who wish to exert control.

And Samuel Adams declared, “The Constitution shall never be construed… to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”

Back to the topic at hand.  Just how bad are Red Flag Laws?

Your speech or behavior could be considered a red flag by a friend or relative (or an enemy) and based on what you said a person could go to a judge and potentially be able to have the police confiscate your guns.

When Red Flag Laws are used there is a clear and absolute violation of both the First and Second Amendments.

Any others? Please, read on.

Amendment IV reads in part: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.”  This one is also violated because the person who reported you assumed you might commit a crime with your gun and that is certainly an unreasonable assumption, especially if you have zero prior incidents.  There is no probable cause, which is based on evidence and not opinion of what might be.

Then there is the Fifth. “No person shall be … deprived of … property, without due process of law.”  There is absolutely no due process with a Red Flag Law.

Moving on to our Sixth Amendment: this one is violated because the person whose guns were seized via a Red Flag Law were not “informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”  In VI, there are four required conditions that should be met before any thought of confiscation.

Constitution-DestructionIn one fell swoop half of our Bill of Rights has been violated!

And, because Red Flag Laws violate a Citizen’s due process, our Fourteenth Amendment is shredded.  “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”

It can easily be seen that states which have already passed Red Flag Laws are torching our US Constitution and those who are considering passing such a bill are ready to join the ranks of the unconstitutional.

One must remember that elected representatives take an Oath of Office and most, if not all, swear that they will support and defend our US Constitution.

By passing any form of a Red Flag Law those who are supposed to support and defend our US Constitution, and thus our rights, are clearly violating their Oath and should be removed from office.  Not by vote.  By law.

In order to ensure our Freedom, our Liberty, our Rights, we must remain true to our U.S. Constitution.  And we MUST demand that those elected to represent us do the same!  Or, they must be expelled from office.

There are many ways to learn and/or teach the basics.  You can start by watching the award-winning In Search of LibertyConstitution movie.  For more in-depth study you can enroll in a one-day Constitution Boot Camp from Building Blocks for Libertyor consider joining KrisAnne Hall’s Liberty First University.

We the People - Scott D Welch

by Scott D. Welch, Patriot
Direct descendant of 8 Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War
Cousin of Patrick Henry