Friday, October 11, 2013

Barack Obama - #4598 - Is Obama's Shutdown War on Private Business Illegal Racketeering - It May Be Time to Bring a RICO Case Against the Obama Administration, But Only Businesses Affected by His Behavior Can Initiate One - American Thinker (2) Obama's Dangerous Claim to Executive Power - Human Events (3) Obamacare's Original Sin - It Ain't Over Till the Fat Lady Sings, and When She Does It May be a Dirge for Obamacare - American Thinker (4) Support the Vets March on Washington - 9:00 a.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013 (5) Washington Post: The Rest of This McAuliffe Story is Still Pretty Bad, You Know, Hot Air

Is Obama's Shutdown War on Private Business Illegal Racketeering - It May be Time to Bring a RICO Case Against the Obama Administration, But Only Businesses Affected by His Behavior Can Initiate One - American Thinker - Has President Barack Obama violated the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations ("RICO") Act with his hardball tactics over the government shutdown, to extort taxpayer funds?.....Obama -- once editor of the Harvard Law Review and a constitutional law teacher -- is committing a huge legal error. In real estate law, a tenant has legal "possession" and control of land under a lease. When private businesses lease federal land, the U.S. government has no authority to interfere with "quiet enjoyment." The legal meaning of a lease is that the owner gives up occupancy, possession, and control of land for money. As long as a tenant pays rent and complies with the agreement, a landlord has no legal right to suspend the tenant's use of property. For over a week, private inns and businesses along the Blue Ridge Parkway have been barricaded by armed park rangers from the National Park Service, blocking entrances with their police cruisers. The Pisgah Inn filed a lawsuit in Court Tuesday in North Carolina, seeking a preliminary injunction to stop park rangers from harassing the private business. The National Park Service's actions are completely illegal. Without going to court and proving that tenants have violated their leases, the government may not suspend or interfere with a tenant's use of the land they are paying for. Read more.....

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(1) Yorktown Business Reopens in Defiance of Order to Close by Park Service -CBN........
(2) Feds to Let States Pay to Open Parks - Breitbart......
(3) We're Not Going to Take It - Americans use First Amendment to Storm Shutdown Barriers - Washington Times....
(4) National Park Service: Wolves in Service Dog Harness - Before last week the National Park Service had one of the most favorable images among Federal Agencies - American Thinker......


(2) Obama's Dangerous Claim to Executive Power - Human Events - Negotiating with Republicans has never been in Obama’s playbook. Three days after his inauguration in 2009, President Barack Obama silenced Republican lawmakers who voiced concerned about the enormity of spending in his stimulus bill by uttering two brash words, “I won.” That was his governing philosophy, as he rammed through the American Reinvestment and Recovery. But in the fall of 2010, Republicans swept into control of the House of Representatives, and since then, Obama’s agenda has been stalled. With little prospect of gaining control of the House in 2014, Obama is resorting to discrediting the Constitution’s limits on presidential power rather than bargain with Congressional Republicans. Here are the president’s own words, explaining why he refuses to negotiate to end the government shutdown and resolve the fast approaching debt ceiling problem. His views on presidential power ought to alarm all Americans. “I will not pay ransom,” said Obama, for a stopgap-spending bill to open the government. Read more..........

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Obama Brings Chilling Effect on Journalism - AP.......

(3) Obamacare's Original Sin - It ain't over till the fat lady sings, and when she does , it may be a dirge for Obamacare, American Thinker - (See all the legal cases on Obamacare) Democrats tell us that ObamaCare is "the law of the land," and that the Supreme Court declared it constitutional, and that we should get used to it -- it's here to stay. Actually, the Court found ObamaCare unconstitutional on two counts, but let it pass anyway. The problem for defenders of ObamaCare is that its court challenges just keep coming. One place to check up on them is the website Health Care Lawsuits. In September, the American Enterprise Institute ran an article by Chris Conover headlined "Will the Courts Derail Obamacare?" The article covers several of the ongoing court challenges to ObamaCare, including the status of each case. (The article also ran at Forbes.) On October 5, National Review ran a terrific article by former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy that addresses a specific legal challenge: It is not just that the intensely unpopular Obamacare was unconstitutional as fraudulently portrayed by the president and congressional Democrats who strong-armed and pot-sweetened its way to passage. It is that Obamacare is unconstitutional as rewritten by Roberts. It is a violation of the Origination Clause -- not only as I have expansively construed it, but even under Matt's narrow interpretation of the Clause. [...] The Clause requires that tax bills must originate in the House of Representatives. Obamacare did not. Read more.......


(4) Support the Vets March on Washington - Sunday, 9:00 a.m., October 13, 2013 - Location: World War II Memorial - Circle the date of Sunday, October 13, 2013, and then help “circle the wagons” on that day to help protect and defend our brave veterans who risked their lives for our freedom – and now are being barred from visiting the memorials erected to honor their deeds. In a mean-spirited fit of selfish anger, Barack Obama has shut down our nation’s war memorials. And he has declared open war on our honored veterans! The World War II memorial … the Vietnam Veterans Memorial … the Korean War Veterans Memorial – Obama has shut them all down to force his will on the House of Representatives and frankly, to get revenge on the American people who oppose Obamacare and his other naked power grabs. Let’s put it plainly: Barack Obama is behaving like a vicious tyrant. And if he succeeds in this assault on the democratic system, the Republic we love is at mortal risk. It’s just that simple. That’s why I am asking you now to take two decisive moves to show Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi – and all of their oppressive ilk in Washington – that “We the People” are still in charge. And we won’t rest until we take back our memorials and monuments!  Web Site for more information.......


(5) WaPo: The Rest of this McAuliffe Story is Still Pretty Bad, You Know - Hot Air - True, but good luck getting most people to realize it after the epic faceplant from the Associated Press last night. Had the AP stuck to the real story, we would have been discussing how Terry McAuliffe invested money in a scheme to bilk the terminally ill out of their money, and then recruited its mastermind as a political contributor. The Washington Post, to its credit, isn’t letting go It’s headline reads, “McAuliffe among investors in Rhode Island insurance scam that preyed on dying people,” which isn’t exactly the kind of headline one needs less than four weeks out from an election:....Second, what exactly is a “passive investor” on that scale? McAuliffe didn’t have his assets in a blind trust at the time, and one would imagine that McAuliffe would take some care with his own money. If not, then how much care will McAuliffe have with everyone else’s money as governor of Virginia? As far as being “deceived like many others” (the Post’s reporting, it should be noted, and not a direct quote), the victims here were the terminally ill who had their identities stolen and who got exploited for an insurance scam. At the very least, McAuliffe contributed to that scam through his own carelessness about his investments — which isn’t a very good example of the kind of executive judgment that most people want to see in a governor. Read more.......

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