Thursday, June 26, 2008

MNLG has a picnic, Norm Coleman responds in kind with a Luau, and Gov. Pawlenty is mistaken on the issue of REAL ID.

I am pleased to report about the turnout at the Minnesotans for Limited Government picnic that was held at Island Lake Park in Shoreview yesterday evening (Wednesday, June 26, 2008). On a warm Wednesday evening, with significant humidity and traffic along 694, I would estimate that at least 100 people showed up at this event. The list of speakers was impressive, and included two candidates for the United States Congress, Barb Davis-White and Ed Matthews. Other folks of note and candidates spoke at this event. The food, the people, and the weather were all favorable. I spoke with some folks about this event today - and they wish they would have known about it. I encourage anyone to check out their website and keep an eye out for upcoming events. It's encouraging to see that there are so many other folks who love liberty. As one speaker noted, there were people of every age range there. No matter who you are, it is tough to not love liberty.

I had known about the upcoming MNLG picnic for over two weeks. Three days ago, I received the following e-mail from the Norm Coleman Campaign:

From: Norm Coleman Campaign (name omitted, don't want to vilify her)
To: (list of Republicans, including me)
Luau Night at the Coleman Campaign
Date: June 24, 2008

Luau Night – Wednesday, June 25th

Come Anytime Between 5 and 9 PM

680 Transfer Road, Suite A Saint Paul, MN 55114

Bring your leis, grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts for a best-dressed competition and

Hawaiian food at Campaign Headquarters. Prizes awarded for the best Luau outfit and calls made!

Among the fascinating things about this e-mail is my general sense of how absolutely out of touch these people are.

First of all, I received notice of Senator Coleman's event three days ago, so I am surmising that this event was created to be in competition with the MNLG event, which was planned over two weeks ago. Of course they are free to have any event they want - I am not complaining about that. Rather, I think MNLG should be flattered by this competing event - as it is organized by a sitting United States Senator.

The MNLG picnic was held in a beautiful park on a beautiful day. People of all ages, including peoples' children, showed up and enjoyed themselves. There was a playground for the kids. The agenda was leisurely, the speakers interesting, and the topics important. People were concerned about big government, big taxes, big spending, and big brother. Senator Coleman's people offered to have you dress like an idiot and make phone calls to people telling them to vote for Norm Coleman. If people like the ideas, they will come. There is no need to harass them on the telephone in the evening in the middle of the summer and tell them they should vote for carbon taxes, more spending, and more government interference in our lives. Asking us to peddle such nonsense is akin to asking us to sell peacock poop pancakes next to the cheese curd booth at the State Fair. A hopeless and pernicious endeavor indeed.

Governor Pawlenty, despite some of his postive attributes, such as his defense of firearms ownership, also has some serious issues. Before going in to what I was going to write about, I cannot help but complain about the word for "taxes" being changed to the word "fees" in some respects under Governor Pawlenty (Want to get divorced in Hennepin County?, $664 in filing fees just for the Petition and Answer to the government!) I still have noticed that everyone still spends way too much on government. Among the most terrible government programs being perpetrated upon us as of that is that of the Real ID act. I am not going to write in great detail about what the REAL ID Act, but in essence it is a Federalized ID that contains biometric (e.g., fingerprint, iris scan) information and countless other big brother attributes. I read that the Governor of Montana told the Feds to "go to hell" over this issue.

Governor Pawlenty, however, supports the REAL ID act, and has indicated to the Legislature his support for it. In a letter to the Speaker of the Minnesota House (and citing this letter is not any indication of this writer's support for her), Governor Pawlenty writes: "Implementing READ ID reduce illegal immigration."

Instead of looking to implement another aspect of an Orwellian control scheme, such as those discussed in other parts of this blog, the Governor should take a look right in his backyard - the situations right under his nose. For example, NAFTRACS, a Lockheed Martin military industrial complex control grid run under the auspices of NASCO is a continuing menace. Another ongoing problem relates to the $664 fee to the government for filing a Petition and Answer to a divorce case in Minnesota.

When police actually have to break down and charge someone who is in this country illegally with a crime, which they seem to avoid at almost all costs, they have to appear in court to answer for the charges. If they do not speak English, the court must hire a translator to translate for them. The court must pay for whatever this translator may charge. If I were to guess, they probably charge at least $50.00 an hour, if not more. In addition, because the court is paying for the translator, the people here who are charged with a crime and do not speak English always go first, before everyone else.

One time I was standing in for a friend of mine representing an African-American woman who was a single mother. She had a single charge for driving after revocation as a result of non-payment of a fine. When she had received the ticket she was only sitting in the car with the keys in the ignition - on the passenger side. She was listening to the radio while her friend went into the bank, that's why the keys were in the ignition. Before we could go up before the court, wherein she had to pay a pretty significant fine, a Mexican national was brought up before the court. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated - 4th Degree, a misdemeanor. He plead to a Careless Driving and received a $50.00 fine, with no jail time. His conduct? In the same City from which my client received her ticket, he was caught urinating on the side of the road while drunk. Inside of his car, which he had been driving, were several adults and several young children. The young children were on the floor and not in car seats or seat belts. If this was an American citizen, they would have been charged with enough crimes to send them to prison, had their children taken away, and possibly have their parental rights terminated.

Pointing out hypocrisy in our government is like handing out speeding tickets at the Indianapolis 500. When I was in court at the Hennepin County District Court the other day, I tore off from pre-bound, printed pads located on each side of the room, a form explaining people's rights in Spanish. There were hundreds of copies of these. I took several years of Spanish, and have even worked at a Restaurant with wonderful Mexican nationals in high school, but uncontrolled immigration is not in the best interests of the United States or Mexico. Mexico is losing its young people, and we are being overrun. Both countries are losing their sovereignty. The battle is against those who are running this racket - not each other. The document in the court was entitled: "DERECHOS DEL ACCUSADO EN CASOS DE DELITOS MENORES GRAVES, Y FALTAS EN EL DISTRITO JUDICIAL DEL CONTANDO DE HENNEPIN."

The fact is that we do not need a military industrial complex big government control grid to deal with the issue of illegal immigration. The so-called justice system needs to look right in front of its face and deal effectively with information it already has. The problem is not a paucity of laws, information, or resources. Rather the problem is a failure of Government to enforce existing laws with existing resources, and the existence of too many laws with too much government.

Governor Pawlenty's wife, the Honorable Mary Pawlenty, was a Judge in Dakota County. Governor Pawlenty is a lawyer by trade. These folks absolutely must know about situations I have written about in this article. Given this knowledge, I wish they would stand up against the evil forces who wish to continue to enslave us with an Orwellian control grid.

REAL ID is a problem in search of a solution and must be fought in every state and on the Federal level. Tell your legislators in no uncertain terms that you oppose the control grid in all of its iterations.


Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Not only does Pawlenty support RealID, he VETOed a bill to stop it temporarily in MN. That bill had passed with overwhelming support, but then Pawlenty when to the Republicans and got them to not vote to override. So most of our Republicans (there were a couple exceptions) are pretty spineless too. Go support candidates with spines for legislature!

Enigma Solution said...

Nathan wrote: "Mexico is losing its young people, and we are being overrun. Both countries are losing their sovereignty."

Co-mingling of sovereignty is the object, not the effect, of unenforced immigration laws. Global government is being built through incremental surrender of national autonomy.

The Social Security Act of 1935 is a prime example of how a national crisis (the great depression) creates an opportunity for those who seek to consolidate political power into the hands of fewer and fewer people.

The SS Act provided the central government with the financial power it needed to commandeer the states’ parens patriae powers. State officials openly admit they are unwilling to correct deficiencies in state welfare programs for fear of losing federal funds. Hence, state legislators have become mere puppet agents of the Congress. The federal government now controls and regulates (albeit indirectly) the sovereign parens patriae power of the state.

The people of the world can only watch as this political game of bait and switch unfolds on the global stage. Tim and Mary Pawlenty seek to obtain higher membership status in the privileged class of global power brokers. Don’t look to these two for any aid in fending off the encroaching New Work Order. In the absence of some divine intervention, Ron Paul’s Liberty Campaign is all that stands in the way of global tyranny.

old school said...

You have to listen to Montana's big spine governor relating the overwhelming wishes of his state's legislature with respect to this power grab. Here