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2/28/2013 5:01:00 AM
Letter: The president who would be king

King George III of England imposed restrictions, proclamations and taxation on the American colonies.

The Proclamation Line of 1763: Colonists were forbidden to advance settlements beyond the peaks of the Allegheny Mountains (in belief many would move away from the established cities, thus reducing the tax base; also to reserve land-speculation and fur-trading opportunities for English rather than colonists).

The Sugar Act (1764): Eliminated trade between the colonies and the West Indies (imposing duties on many items; providing for more effective tax collection).

The Stamp Act: All legal documents, newspapers, printers, publications, permits, licenses, etc. were required to have an official stamp and be taxed. Repealed in 1766, replaced by The Declaratory Act, giving Parliament sweeping new taxing powers over the colonies.

The Mutiny Act (1765): Ordered the colonists to provide housing and supplies for British troops in America.

The Tea Act (1773): Permitted only the East India Tea Co. to retail its product in America without payment of new taxes, thus allowing direct sales to consumers, effectively driving colonist merchants out of business (result: Boston Tea Party).

The Coercive Acts (1774): Aimed only at Massachusetts as a result of the Boston Tea Party, essentially closing the port of Boston.

The Quebec Act (1774): Provoked fear that Catholicism and Anglicanism were about to merge, thereby subjecting Americans to a Roman Catholic/Church of England domination over their Protestantism; also reinforced the land policy of the Proclamation Line of 1763.

The Conciliatory Propositions (1775): Colonies are to tax themselves at Parliament's demand rather than be taxed directly by Parliament. The Conciliatory Propositions reached America after the first shots of revolt were fired at Lexington Common.

So, how does this relate to King Obama I? Departments under his authority in the executive branch, that is, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture and Interior are, without Congressional oversight, feverishly creating new bureaucratic rulings that will force payment of billions of dollars in new job-ending, business-crushing permit fees, license fees, user fees and taxes.

D.B. Mitchell

Valle Vista


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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@anonymous anonymous

.Even though using the capitla letters and word death is a bit beyond vauge any half wit can tell they are advocating someones death!"

And despite your use of the exclamation point of liberal poutrage, he has not been arrested, and will not be in the future. But maybe the authorities are simply unaware of the "threat". I know, call the Secret Service and inform them of it. Get back to us when their laughter is no longer ringing in your ears. LOL


Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013
Article comment by: pl ....

I was hoping someone would say something inquisitive or provocative here, so that I could point out the salient principle of 'distraction' which your manipulators have used for the past several decades. America's law enforcement & intelligence communities were so hot to trot that - for reasons I have been unable to completely explain within the Miner's space limitations here - they pounced upon the Coldstream Guards' 1981 USA tour as the premise for all these films. Meanwhile, we have the BBC's much-belated article over the weekend about Richard Nixon treasonously scuttling North Vietnam's 1968 peace overtures, which resulted in millions of lives - such as my own - being irretrievably altered.


Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Article comment by: V Stokes

"they have the capacity to thread details of in-home surveillance, NSA monitoring of communications, and other data into film titles, scenes, dialogue, and overall themes.."

Boy...they'll just love what they get from me..."Yes, extra onions please", "Hi this is Rachel from Credit Card services...", "Sorry, I don't own a timeshare". Maybe "Hey, I need a new roll!", " I don't know where you good shoes are.." or..."we have to be there in 15 min".


Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Article comment by: Philip Lundquist

@FLS.....I don't know whether you write out of sincerity, or out of cheap spite. I've usually thought the latter. The Government's collusion with Hollywood, Indie, and foreign film efforts are about control of opinion. They laid out the 911 terror attacks in several major films years beforehand, such as the 1998 "Enemy Of The State", wherein evil NSA official Jon Voight was born on - of all 365 possible dates of the calendar - September 11th (1940 in the film). I have previously written here that the major Irish-themed films of recent years stemmed from the Coldstream Guards' national USA musical tour, which was dogged throughout by IRA-organised protests, following the deaths of Bobby Sands and other hunger-strikers at Long Kesh, at a time of Libyan and Iranian support for their cause (it was the Guards who held Williamn Street on "Bloody Sunday" in Derrry, 30th January 1972 - the full film "Bloody Sunday" is available on YouTube). Specifically answering you questions about whether I believe that films were all about "getting me" within the Miner's space limitations is impossible. Let's put it this way - they have the capacity to thread details of in-home surveillance, NSA monitoring of communications, and other data into film titles, scenes, dialogue, and overall themes. There's no backing down from that knowledgeable assertion. Don't even dream about driving me off topic here. These sort of people and powers are not content with simply deluding your opinions. But this is the Miner and we have reached a space limit here.

Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

I think the worry warts, secessionists, seditionists, birther's all worry about a mythical collapse of American economy, but guess they do not have much ability to research what happens when countries economies hit bumps in the road! In Brazil, Argentina both had staggering inflation and currency issues, debt issues, they re-evaluated their currency forced their citizens to turn in ten old dollars for one new one, hence if one had $1,000 one ended up with $100! Now us folks living from pay check to pay check, with no great fortunes in a bank will see it as a bump in the road them folks hoarding their fortune they cannot pack onto them camels and never get through the eye of that needle might see it as the end of the world but much like them paper millionaires in 1928 either they survive of commit hari kari! I think the sky is falling crowd is amusing at best to be pitied at worst!

Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Article comment by: Doing Research

@OKR

I didn't see you had replied to me - fortunately Linda kept this thread alive.

Show me which executive orders you have a problem with and let's go from there. Give me something specific to look at, not just that "some executive orders" don't fit your taste. Talk about vague!

I don't skirt issues, I either address what I have specialized training in or I leave it alone. I don't comment on the health care articles ever - I have no public health training or experience, nor do I pretend to. If you want to talk about public policy, political science, economics, statistics, American history, or anything related (or some of my hobbies) then you're going to get some flak.


Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@pl......

"and the film industry working with Government is aggressively exploiting and profiting from these and other Government crimes, including those committed by local "law enforcement"....."

Sheesh, not this **** again. So riddle me this Phil, if the Hollywood film industry wanted to get you, why wouldn't they just have you eliminated. It would be much much cheaper than making movies about incidents in YOUR life to get you......wouldn't it? Funny how you never answer that simple question whenever I have asked it.

LOL



Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Another can't miss CPAC speech was Sarah Palin - a little hard to find so here is a URL you can watch it on.

This one will have conservatives cheering and cracking up laughing from her "Background checks - yeah, dandy idea Mr. President - should've started with yours" to her pulling out a 72 oz soda to drink to her telling the young Republicans she is so proud of them - just keep their eye on Sam Adams, not drinking Sam Adams.....just joking she said. She shoots Carl Rove down also.

And she blows obama away. What a cool lady, introduced by a favorite Ted Cruz who says he would not have been elected had it not been for her. Besides smart, savvy, cool and has more guts than anyone I know, she is stunningly beautiful. No wonder she scares hell out of liberals.

Enjoy this one!!

lonelyconservative.com/2013/03/video-sarah-palins-cpac-speech/


Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Hard to believe but we BORROW $50,000 a second in the United States under the obama administration.

And we now call slowing the rate of growth a CUT??? Even slowing the rate of growth, we will have a 7 Trillion increase in spending in the next few years under obama.

Hope many caught the great speakers at CPAC - one of which was Rand Paul.

He suggested rather than nix the White House tours, obama might want to nix the $300,000 we are spending to use robotic squirrels to see if snakes will bite them if they don't wag their tales. No real squirrel would volunteer apparently.

How about the $3 million we are spending to study monkeys on meth? Possibly we could do away with that great study in lieu of shutting down White House tours and Yellowstone Park for a few weeks?

My favorite, we have hired students in Hawaii to come up with menus for when we colonize Mars. Muy importante!! And the winner is - pizza.

This is insanity. There are Americans hurting, needing jobs, 50 million on food stamps and we are wasting money with this crap? Can you only imagine what Geo Washington and Thos Jefferson would think of this?


Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013
Article comment by: pl .....

I think we've sunk to the level of 16th century England. For example, one Rowland Jencks was arrested in 1577 due to his foul mouth - and lack of church attendance. He was sent to West Oxford Prison, where his ears were lopped off as punishment. With 30,000 drones about to be loosed overhead, and other unprecedented Government behaviour, let's give dissent wide leeway.

Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Article comment by: pl .....

all I read into Bob Jones' comment was a play on the Jacobins' theme in France 230 years ago. I suggested words which would qualify for investigation. Calm down.

Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Article comment by: Go Get 'em Secret Service Agents

For all those voicing support for Bob Jones, including Bob Jones I hope our secret service are thorough. Remember how they handled Ted Nuggent?

One side question - why would the Miner print such an open threat?


Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Article comment by: So There

I love our King. Long live King Obama.

Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Article comment by: pl .....

@anonymous anonymous" - "Bob Jones" didn't break any laws, but that wouldn't stop this unaccountable criminal Government from doing whatever they want to him. Now if he had come out and said something like "the criminal fraud Obama has surreptitious assassins under Jsoc (that would be Joint Special Operations Command) - and others, by the way - going around killing people without any accountability, and the film industry working with Government is aggressively exploiting and profiting from these and other Government crimes, including those committed by local "law enforcement".....this Kenyan should be dragged out of the White House by the coattails and be given the Nicolae Ceaucescu treatment" - well, then, that could be logically deduced as a threat. Personally, I do not see it as a crime when a knowledgeable citizen runs ahead of the citizen crowd with their sentiments, when that citizen crowd has their heads up their collective dark spaces.

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

@ Ms Athens

“… statements by poll watchers on the Republican side who were thrown out by Democrats and not allowed back in while they sat for hours changing the votes on soldiers ballots, etc”

Again I will ask that you provide a modicum of empirical evidence of the above ridiculous assertions. As I have said before, despite you continually posting such nonsense it will never magically come true.

“God forbid, an actual fact might get into your brain and turn on a light switch.”

Pot, meet kettle.


Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@OKR

"Rather than spouting off about starting a business and having it fail, why don't you speak to the executive orders that Obama has effected that override federal laws that have been passed by Congress and signed by a sitting president.

You are very consistent in attempting to skirt issues by dragging in nonsense that has nothing to do with what was stated. Perhaps this is because you can't deny the actual truth about the unconstitutionality of some of Obama's executive orders."

Again, why are you singling out Obama for doing the same thing that every other President has done? Try answering that one?

@Linda

You DO realize that all of your "evidence" about voting percentages and such has been debunked right? Or did Fox News not tell you to parrot that part yet?


Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

@ OKR

“…why don't you speak to the executive orders that Obama has effected that override federal laws that have been passed by Congress and signed by a sitting president.”

I will ask you again – because you have yet to do so – to post the laws you are referring to.

@ Ms Athens

“Obama won his Senate race and both presidential races by fraud PERIOD! You don't really think we are so stupid as to believe 130% of registered voters showing up to vote in some counties was FINE, , that some counties had 99% and 100% of the votes for obama only, not a single vote for Romney”

And yet after asking you more than a dozen times you have yet to provide any proof of that ridiculous assertion. Will you this time?

“Could you spell out those Romney lies you speak of for me please?”

Rather than tie up many, many multiple posts I suggest you Google “Romney Lies” and you will see lists stretching to as many as 533 Willard told during the campaign. Have fun.

LOL


Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013
Article comment by: Oh Ya

@ Linda Athens

And again, no matter how many times you say it, it still doesn't means it right. Never will. Credibility, Credibility!


Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Hey Oh Ya:

Could you spell out those Romney lies you speak of for me please?

Obama won his Senate race and both presidential races by fraud PERIOD! You don't really think we are so stupid as to believe 130% of registered voters showing up to vote in some counties was FINE, , that some counties had 99% and 100% of the votes for obama only, not a single vote for Romney.

Then there are those who have admitted to voting more than once for obama right to TV news cameras, statements by poll watchers on the Republican side who were thrown out by Democrats and not allowed back in while they sat for hours changing the votes on soldiers ballots, etc.

God forbid, an actual fact might get into your brain and turn on a light switch.


Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Article comment by: origional kingman resident

@ Research

I have no idea what you are ranting about in your comments to me. I simply stated :

"Several of Obama's executive orders are unconstitutional because he ordered the alteration of laws that were duly passed by congress and signed by the sitting president.

There is no opinion involved here. It is the facts."

Rather than spouting off about starting a business and having it fail, why don't you speak to the executive orders that Obama has effected that override federal laws that have been passed by Congress and signed by a sitting president.

You are very consistent in attempting to skirt issues by dragging in nonsense that has nothing to do with what was stated. Perhaps this is because you can't deny the actual truth about the unconstitutionality of some of Obama's executive orders.


Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

Ms Athens

“Rand Paul did nothing?”

Glad you recognize that fact, yep he accomplished nothing – as usual. No smoking gun, no dead Americans on our soil by drones, and no plans to do so. Rand Paul is a grandstanding moron, nothing more. BTW – I will now point out that Rand Paul WILL NOT be the Teabaggers nominee in 2016.

“He faced obama down and won.”

Now that is funny stuff! Please, keep it up.

”Hanoi Jane committed tyranny.”

Much like your misuse of the word “throw” in reference to elections you need to understand the word tyranny.

And the laughs go on…and on… and on.


Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

Looks like Bob Jones has a belief in murder, assassination of President Obama? I wonder if he or she knows making on line threats against a elected offical let alone a president is a 5 year felony offense and the secret service is duty bound to investigate such threats no matter how vaguely disguised! Even though using the capitla letters and word death is a bit beyond vauge any half wit can tell they are advocating someones death! Since this article is about Obama one can simply assume they are referring to Obama!

Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Article comment by: Oh Ya

@ Linda Athens

"Romney would have put UBL's son in law in Gitmo, had him interrogated to the max."

Not your golden boy! That kind of behavior is beyond him. I guess you can get away with saying he could of done all these wonderful things, however, if you can't win a simple election (not once, but twice), then you'll never know. Face the facts, a majority of Americans saw right through his lies, the only votes he received were from his lobbyist friends and family.Obama won, get over it.


Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Article comment by: Doing Research

@OKR

If the violations are fact, then where is the suit brought by anyone to overturn this?

One lawsuit is all it takes to challenge any law. Step up, put your money where your mouth (fingers?) are and start a business that is designed to fail because of the regulations you feel are preventing this. Then sue the agencies you think are executing these laws. You can stack the deck in your favor from the start!

I'm sure you'll find a lawyer willing to represent you probono IF - and this is a major if here - IF your case holds any water.

Meanwhile, go to the city and find people applying for business permits in the last year or two. Talk to them about why their business works or failed. Keep in mind that bad business strategy can't be blamed on Obama.

This is a simple solution that any retired person can do in their spare time. Heck, people with jobs do this as a hobby all the time and then get book deals.

This is your chance to change policy you see as harming the country and YOU are letting the opportunity slip away. No one else, just you. So either do something or stop whining about it.


Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

Ms Athens

“Unconstitutiional. The two labor guys he slipped in using "recess appointment" were unconstitutional.”

Actually that decision is still being debated in the courts and the president had been advised the recess appointment were legal.

Now, you have stated “hundreds of unconstitutional acts,” so let’s get on with a few more – 25 would be a good start.



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