In the Spectrum

“It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.” — Revelation 13:16-17

For years we’ve allowed our pets to be microchipped through a massive program backed by a federal push. Oddly, the SPCA of Northern Nevada is next door to the Regional Emergency Operation Center on Spectrum Blvd., in Reno.

There is nothing nefarious about the two agencies being side-by-side – it’s simply an observation. However, the term ‘spectrum’ comes from the process of regulating the use of radio frequencies for ‘social benefit,’ and microchips are little more than a tiny radio transmitter.

A recent NBC News report is now promoting the idea that since microchipping our pets is a good idea, we should be doing it to our children as well. According to the report, they say that the public will accept microchips as easily as we accept bar codes on consumer items.

When bar codes first came out in the late 1960s, people were fearful of them because they didn’t understand how they worked, but now it’s so commonplace, we don’t even think about them as we shop. If history repeats, it will go from being technology adopted for its ‘convenience and safety’ to mandatory – or else.

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Eleven States Sue the Federal Government

Eleven states are suing the federal government over the Obama administration’s directive for transgender students’ bathroom use. The order, telling schools to let students use bathrooms based on gender identity, runs “roughshod over common-sense policies protecting children,” according to the lawsuit.

The Justice Department said in 2014 that discrimination against transgender people was barred under federal laws that prevent discrimination based on sex. The administration has also pointed to a recent federal appeals court ruling in Richmond, Virginia that buttressed that view.

A Justice Department spokeswoman said the agency is reviewing the complaint, and added, “the federal government has strong legal foundations to uphold the civil rights of transgender Americans.”

The lawsuit is the latest front in a battle over the rights of transgender people, which erupted when North Carolina passed a law on March 23 requiring transgender people to use the bathroom corresponding with the sex on their birth certificate. North Carolina and the Obama administration then filed dueling lawsuits over the state’s bathroom law, in a legal case that may settle for good the question of whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects transgender people.

The states – including the eleven in this case — must stop asking the King’s Court for the authority to rule against the King! After all as the 10th Amendment clearly states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

We are a union of free and independent states and it is time our representatives started acting like it! It’s time to tell our King and his Court to go ‘pound sand.’

Principles Above Personality

Chris Kyle, the subject of ‘American Sniper’ is again being accused of embellishing his military record. According to ‘The Intercept’ (an online Progressive news site,) Kyle exaggerated the number of honors he received.

“All told,” Kyle wrote in his book, “I would end my career as a SEAL with two Silver Stars and five Bronze [Stars], all for valor.”

Murdered by a fellow military veteran after leaving the service, Kyle supposedly embellished his military record claims the report.  It goes on to say that during his 11 years of military service and four deployments, Kyle earned only one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with Valor.

While I’m not looking to drag a true American hero’s name through the mud, this serves as a perfect example of why it is important to place principles above personality. Whether he did or didn’t exaggerate doesn’t matter – men and women are fallible while articles of faith, like the 10 Commandments, and natural law are not.

Legally, There is No Such Thing as a Federal Death Penalty

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will seek the death penalty for the suspect in the June 2015 Charleston Church Shootings. Dylann Roof is charged in the South Carolina attack that killed nine people.

“The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.

While I personally believe in the death penalty, it is not within the U.S. Constitutional authority of the DOJ.  That power is reserved in this case only to the state in which this crime was committed.

Reasonably Be Consumed

It is stuff like this leaves my blood boiling. In yet another federal overreach, we are seeing our God-given sovereignty and liberties eroded and not one federal representative has a single word to say against such encroachment.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 10

Docket No. FDA-2004-N-0258 (formerly Docket No. 2004N-0456)

RIN 0910-AF23

Food Labeling: Serving Sizes of Foods That Can Reasonably Be Consumed At One Eating Occasion; Dual-Column Labeling; Updating, Modifying, and Establishing Certain Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed; Serving Size for Breath Mints; and Technical Amendments

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing a final rule to define a single-serving container; require dual-column labeling for certain containers; update, modify, and establish several reference amounts customarily consumed (RACCs); amend the label serving size for breath mints; and make technical amendments to various aspects of the serving size regulations. We are taking this action to provide consumers with more accurate and up to date information on serving sizes

DATES: Effective date: The final rule becomes effective on July 26, 2016.

Compliance date: The compliance date of this final rule is July 26, 2018, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales, and July 26, 2019, for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales. See Section IV, Effective and Compliance Dates, for more detail.

The federal government does not have the power nor the authority to make such rulings.  Regulations like these are far worse than those established by King George III which brought his subjugated colonies to war against Great Britain thus birthing the United States.  When shall we tire of this illegal and illegitimate federal monarchy and take back our rightful authority and power over it?

It is time for the state’s to say no to such overreaching. As for me — I shall eat until I’m full and should I desire — until I make myself ill and I will allow no federal monarchy to interfere in my private activities!

Slow Lines and Missed Flights to Cost Taxpayers

Back in September 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was accused of colluding to create traffic jams by closing lanes at a main toll plaza for the upper level of the George Washington Bridge. The same-stream Progressive media jumped on the story claiming the resulting lines of backed-up traffic were a result of a political vendetta.

However that same branch of the Progressive movement in the U.S. has yet to connect the dots between the recent refunding of one federal agency and the inconveniences it has caused over the past couple of years. This is because it doesn’t fit the narrative that the federal government wants put forth.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) received final Congressional approval for its request to re-allocate $34 million funds to increase security officers at airport security checkpoints. The refunding comes as lines grow longer at security checkpoints and both passengers and airlines complain to Congress about the number of missed flights.

For their part, the TSA claims that the number of passengers has increased nearly 12 percent since 2011, while the number of screeners has declined by 12 percent since the same time period. Obviously, long-lines, increased wait times and missed flights are more of a concern to Congress than the fact that the TSA not about keeping us safe from terrorists, but about keeping us in fear and under constant control.

Originally, the TSA was supposed to only be in airports for a two-year period beginning in 2003. After that the airport would be allowed to hire its own private security, replacing the TSA.

When the time period expired, several airports did remove the TSA. However as more and more airports joined the removal process, the agency decided not to leave, citing a Department of Justice notice that threatened to make the airspace above and around the facility into a ‘no-fly zone.’

So, in essence, we have one unconstitutional federal agency propping up another unconstitutional federal agency. Meanwhile, we also have the federal government claiming to control airspace around us and worse – Congress has done nothing about this since 2003.

Also, when you purchase a plane ticket you are now forced to nullify your Fourth Amendment right, thus allowing a warrantless search of your person, papers and property. This all makes no sense once you realize that a private plane leaving the same airport as any commercial airliner is not subject to the same illegal screenings rules, meaning anything and anyone can be aboard that unscreened private plane.

We can criticize the alphabet agencies within the federal government all we want for this, but the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of a complacent Congress which has willfully neglected it primary duty, which is to protect the U.S. Constitution. And it’s time to start calling out the members of Congress by name when they fail at their obligation.

In this case, lodge your complaints with Senator’s John Hoeven (R-ND) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH.)

Lukewarm

“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm — neither hot nor cold — I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.” 

— Revelation 3:15-17 (NIV)

Lukewarm water is disgusting to drink. Unfortunately, America has become like lukewarm water because it no longer stands for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” and this indifference has led to apathy.

All across this nation there are people who believe that their material wealth and the number of personal possessions they own are a sign of God’s blessings. However by openly neglecting to stand for God before money or things, the U.S. has become hardened and self-satisfied and is now destroying itself.

Our wealth, our luxury and ease of life has left us complacent and vulnerable not only to outside forces, but extremely ripe for destruction from within. God is going to discipline this once great nation for our indifference towards Him and we should be fearful of His wrath.