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The following was written by Gina Miller. Her opinions don’t necessarily reflect those of ScottFactor.com, but because they’re here, they probably do.

Oh!  There’s that awful smell again!  I believe it’s coming from the judiciary!  For decades, leftists have been worming their way into the legal system and slithering onto court benches.  And now they have infested the system to the point where we are now seeing an almost daily assault on our liberties, traditions, borders—pretty much our entire American way of life—coming from outrageous court rulings, and it stinks to high heaven!

I had planned to write a short piece on the activist Colorado judge’s ruling from a couple of weeks ago which declared the Stolen Valor Act unconstitutional.  But before I could write my column, the activist judge in Phoenix gutted Arizona’s anti-illegal alien legislation, until it can work its way through the other courts.  That’s just great!  I feel like we’re living in a virtual dictatorship where judges are now regularly and single-handedly issuing the most egregious rulings, whether the rulings respect reality, the Constitution and we the people, or not. 

By now, you’ve heard plenty about U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling which flies in the face of, not just common sense in our country, but the will of the people and government of Arizona. 

In her 36-page decision, she claims that,

“Requiring Arizona law enforcement officials and agencies to determine the immigration status of every person who is arrested burdens lawfully-present aliens because their liberty will be restricted while their status is checked.”

 

Lawfully Present People Sneaking In

What?  “Lawfully-present aliens” will have their liberty restricted while their status is checked?  You mean, in the same way that each of us has our liberty restricted when our “status” is being checked at a road block or when we’re pulled over for a traffic violation?  You know, it takes a little while to run our driver’s license and car tag, too.  That “loss of liberty” is the same inconvenience we all face at one time or another.

Okay.  So this tyrannical Obama administration gets its way for now on this one.  Illegal aliens are not really illegal in Arizona by activist judicial fiat.  Oh, you and I still have to produce our papers when asked, but not the hordes of foreign invaders!  Can you say, “November?!”  Please!

The other ruling I’m writing about is the decision by U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn in Denver who ruled that the Stolen Valor Act is “facially unconstitutional,” because he sees it as a violation of free speech.  In case you don’t know, the Stolen Valor Act makes it a crime to lie about receiving military medals and decorations.  It carries a punishment from a fine to 6 months in prison.

The case before the judge was that of Rick Strandlof, who falsely claimed he was an Iraq war veteran.  Felica Cardona, writing for the Denver Post reported,

“Strandlof, 32, was charged with five misdemeanors related to violating the Stolen Valor Act — specifically, making false claims about receiving military decorations.

He posed as Rick Duncan, a wounded Marine captain who received a Purple Heart and a Silver Star. Strandlof used that persona to found the Colorado Veterans Alliance and solicit funds for the organization.

Actual veterans who served on the board were suspicious of his claims and reported him to the FBI.”

So, this judge sides with the ACLU and other civil liberties groups in basically claiming that it’s not a crime to lie.  And get this.  One of the Colorado ACLU lawyers, Chris Beall, wrote a friend-of-the-court brief, in which he said,

“The First Amendment protects speech we don’t like.  We don’t need the First Amendment for speech people like. The government cannot criminalize a statement simply because it is false, no matter how important the statement is.”

What?  Is this guy for real?

Beall then goes on to point out that Strandlof was not charged with theft of any money from the veterans group.  He said,

“That’s plain-old, regular-vanilla everyday fraud, and we do prosecute that every day.  Congress does not need a special statute to prevent people from using false claims of valor in order to prevent fraud.”

Well, what do you know!  Not to change the subject here, but as a side note, that is quite similar to our arguments against so-called “hate crimes” legislation.  We already have laws on the books for violence against people, why add a special class of protected citizens based on real or perceived motivation?

So, the bottom line here is that this nutty judge has declared lying to be protected speech.  In what world does this man live?  There most certainly are laws against lying.  When you go up on the witness stand in court to testify, if you lie, buddy, I guarantee that’s not you practicing your freedom of speech!  You can go to jail for lying on the witness stand.  Or, try lying to a cop who pulls you over, and see how that works for you.  It’ll be fine!  Just tell him you’re practicing your freedom of speech!

So these slimy ACLU guys want to nitpick the Stolen Valor Act to say that since this guy did not lie about receiving medals in order to cheat others out of money—that’s okay.  His despicable lying is just his 1st Amendment right.  Maybe what they’re really doing is trying to get cover for all the rat politicians who keep getting caught lying about their fake military service.

The out-of-control, leftist judges may be the end of our country yet.  I hope it’s not too late to stop them.

Originally from Texas, Gina is a graduate of William Carey College in Gulfport, MS, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Gina currently presents an audio blog on News Radio 104.9 FM in Biloxi, MS. Her blogs can be heard twice weekly on the Kipp Gregory morning show.

2 Responses to “On Stolen Valor and Sinister Judges”

  • Ross Wolf says:

    The Obama administration filed a lawsuit to stop a new law taking affect in Arizona that makes it a crime for Arizona employers to hire illegal aliens; has Obama’s lawsuit extended an invitation to illegal immigrants to illegally enter Arizona to seek employment?

    Any law that is enforced that stops illegal U.S. immigration, threatens socialist and communist agendas; both ideologies promulgate overburdening financially U.S. Government, local and state infrastructures to force economic and public chaos on Citizens. Marxists historically move on democracies when they are in Economic and Social Crisis. Obama’s refusal to enforce illegal immigration laws and secure the border is playing into the hands of the REDS. Obama’s Socialist/Marxist constituents, many in U.S. Government, intend to absorb into their ranks millions of illegal immigrants via Amnesty to force their leftist ideology on Americans—that mandate U.S. Citizens share their wealth with the masses—globally. Obama appears intended to leave the border open or so poorly secured, that 12 million more illegal immigrants can enter America, insuring Obama’s leftist constituency can find—several million (foreign born) residents to push for a Socialist America. Illegal immigrants now protest on America’s streets demanding U.S. Taxpayers pay for their education, health care and an array of other welfare costs.

    Openly some in the Obama Government admit they want to dismantle capitalism; that would result in most Americans becoming unemployed, many forever. Historically, under producing Marxist governments have made communism work at the onset—by eliminating civilian populations considered not critical, until they reach a number the communist government can support; and by cannibalizing assets seized from imprisoned and terminated Citizens. Are you a critical Citizen?

    Obama a red diaper baby—does not represent America or any country, but a Marxist ideology. Marxism—mandates crushing democracies, individualism and forcing socialism or worse on U.S. Citizens. If you look at Obama’s past life, he spent much of his time associating with Communists and Marxist groups and like individuals. Perhaps supporting a leftist agenda, Obama has succeeded in crippling the U.S. economy, forcing new taxes and regulatory costs on U.S. businesses to where Americans are afraid to invest, afraid to hire new employees. In 2011 Obama intends to hugely raise your taxes to pay for trillions in debt he continues to rack up imploding public welfare programs and government bureaucracies. In the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression, Obama forced mandated unaffordable health insurance costs on Americans.

    Increasingly Americans believe Obama is trying to destroy the United States economically, making it impossible for the U.S. to pay for a sufficient military defense, to force America to subordinate to a global form of socialist government. Whether or not that is true, what might happen to America if it can’t afford a strong military defense? What would Communist China do?

    Historically, when leftists like Obama have been elected to government, they—target democracies by appointing to courts and judicial bodies, individuals that might help in the destruction of a nation to advance their leftist ideology. (Kagan)? Many believe Obama in the White House is a threat to National Security. Obama took an oath as President to uphold the Constitution but did Obama lie, commit fraud to move into the White House? While Americans talk about impeachment, consideration should be given to investigating Obama for Treason if he has directly or covertly supported communist activity since being elected President. Communism calls for the destruction of the U.S. Constitution. Not long ago, it was common in American to arrest promulgators of communism. Perhaps that should be revisited…

    Should Obama politically, keep his hands off your children?

    U.S. schoolteachers now instruct their youngest pupils to sing songs about him. Robin Hood he is not, but he does take money from Citizens to give it to others. His name is Barack Obama. One need only look to the White House to confirm how a promulgated ideology (socialism) can influence a child and destroy a nation. If Obama-ism is not stopped it will spread like a disease infecting our youth, inspiring a form of Marxist-socialism that will destroy the quality of life for Americans. Let there be no doubt Patriots are at War with those in our nation that intend a rein of RED TERROR on the principals that made America great.

    If Obama’s leftists associations get their way (The Disclose Act), our Children will be brainwashed by Obama’s one-sided propaganda at school, through Obama controlled Radio, TV and Obama media policies that restrict the free flow of information. Meanwhile leftists relentlessly recruit children in grade and high schools to support leftist agendas most children don’t understand that call for the destruction of America and its Constitution.

    The majority of Americans have no U.S. Government. The Obama Government is not representative of the United States, its Constitution or the majority will of the People. Effectively the U.S. Government has been high jacked. Whether a leftist coup or a mixed form of fascism is taking place, remains to be seen. That may be determined after the November 2010 elections.

  • Admin says:

    Excellent points, as always, Ross. Thanks for taking the time to inform our readers.

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