overreaching government

anonymous asked:

You said the Republican party fought against slavery.. That is true, but the Republican party around that time period have more modern Democrat beliefs. They were northerners who believed in equal rights. And the Democratic party in the 1800s had view more similar to modern Republican beliefs. The party's beliefs flip flopped around late 1800s-early 1900s.. The conservative states were always advocating for slavery and oppression. They were also the last states to give women the right to vote.

Originally posted by onemorechapter11

Let’s discuss some history then.

1791 - The Democratic-Republican Party is formed by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson against Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist Party. The Democratic-Republicans strongly opposed government overreach and expansion, the creation of a national bank, and corruption.

1804 - Andrew Jackson purchases the plantation that will become his primary source of wealth.

1824 - The Democratic-Republican Party split. The new Democrats were supported by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, and the National Republicans were supported by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay.

1828 - Andrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.

1830 - Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, whereby the Cherokee and other native tribes were to be forcibly removed from their lands.

1831 - Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, whereby the Supreme Court ruled that Cherokee Nation was sovereign and the U.S. had no jurisdiction over Cherokee lands. Andrew Jackson had already started to enforce the removal of the Choctaw.

1832-33 - The Whig Party is formed in opposition to Jackson’s government expansion and overreach in the Nullification Crisis and the establishment of a Second National Bank. The Whig Party successfully absorbs the National Republican Party.

1838 -  Many Indian tribes had been forcibly removed. Under Jackson, General Winfield Scott and 7,000 soldiers forced the Cherokee from their land at bayonet point while their homes were pillaged. They marched the Cherokee more than 1,200 miles to the allocated Indian territory. About 5,000 Cherokee died on the journey due to starvation and disease.

1854 - The Whig Party dissolves over the question of the expansion of slavery. Anti-slavery Whigs and anti-slavery democrats form the Republican Party with their sole goal being to end slavery.

1861 -The election of President Lincoln spurs the beginning of the Civil War.

1862 - Lincoln writes a letter where he declares he wishes to preserve the union regardless of the morals on slavery. He issues the Emancipation Proclamation, whereby all slaves in Union territories had to be freed. As states came under Union control, those slaves too had to be freed.

1863 - Frederick Douglass, former slave and famous Republican abolitionist, meets with Lincoln on the suffrage of emancipated slaves.

1864 - Lincoln revised his position on slavery in a letter to Albert G. Hodges stating “If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”

1865 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders at the Appomattox Courthouse to Union victory. After Lincoln’s Assassination, Democrat President Johnson issues amnesty to rebels and pardons the slave owners of their crimes.

1865 - The 13th Amendment which ended slavery passed with 100% Republican support and 63% Democrat support in congress.

1866 - The Klu Klux Klan is formed by Confederate veterans to intimidate black and Republicans through violence, lynching, and public floggings. They gave open support to the Democrat Party.

1866 - The Civil Rights Act of 1866 is vetoed by Democratic President Andrew Johnson. Every single Republican voted and overturned the veto.

1868 - The 14th Amendment which gave citizenship to freed slaves passed with 94% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress. The first grand wizard of the KKK, Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is honored at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

1868 - Representative James Hinds who taught newly freedmen of their rights is murdered by the KKK.

1870 - The 15th Amendment which gave freed slaves the right to vote passed with 100% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress.

1871 - The violence of the KKK grew so savage that congress passed the Enforcement Acts to repress their influence.

1875 - Democrat Senator William Saulsbury speaks out against the Civil RIghts Act of 1875, claiming it will allow “colored men shall sit at the same table beside the white guest; that he shall enter the same parlor and take his seat beside the wife and daughter of the white man, whether the white man is willing or not, because you prohibit discrimination against him.“

1884 - A train conductor orders Ida B. Wells, a black Republican woman, to give up her seat and move to the smoking car. Wells was an investigative journalist who worked for a Republican journal to expose the horror of lynching. She advocated for the 2nd amendment rights for blacks so that they could protect themselves, and she denounced the Democratic Party for treating blacks as property unequal to whites.

1892 - Democrat Benjamin Tillman is re-elected to the Senate. He was a white supremacist who boasted his participation in lynchings. He is quoted saying that “as long as the Negroes continue to ravish white women we will continue to lynch them.”

1915 - Democrat President Woodrow Wilson screens KKK promotion film Birth of a Nation. The film pictured blacks as ignorant and violent savages, and the Klu Klux Klan as rescuers and protectors of the civilized world. The popularity of the movie revived the Klu Klux Klan which had previously gone extinct. Reportedly Wilson said about the film that “[it] is like writing history with lightning, and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.”

1919 - The 19th Amendment which officially gave women the right to vote passed with 82% Republican support and 54% Democrat support in congress.

1924 - Thousands of Klansmen attend the 1924 Democratic National Convention.

1933 -  The chief Nazi newspaper, Volkischer Beobachter, praised “Roosevelt’s adoption of National Socialist strains of thought in his economic and social policies” and “the development toward an authoritarian state.”

1933 - Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passes the Agricultural Adjustment Act with the well-meaning goal to help farmers and sharecroppers. Instead, though it aided white farmers, it resulted in increased unemployment and displacement of black farmers.

1933 -  FDR established the National Recovery Administration to stimulate business recovery by forcing employers to pay higher wages for less work. This relief program was enforced on a local level and allowed Jim Crow racism to flourish, resulting in many blacks being fired to be replaced by whites. 

1934 -  The Federal Housing Administration is introduced under FDR. The FHA made homeownership accessible for whites, but explicitly refused to back loans to black people or even other people who lived near black people.

1936 - The Roosevelt Administration finally begins vying for the black vote. Though the relief programs neglected blacks, their communities were bombarded with advertisements. FDR began to garner black support though the vast majority remained economically unchanged and locked into poverty.

1942 - FDR orders American citizens of Japanese ancestry from their homes into interment camps without due process after the bombings at Pearl Harbor.

1953 - Senator Robert Byrd is elected into congress and remains a staunch Democrat until his death in 2010. He was a prominent member in the KKK and praised by Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.

1955 - Democrat Richard Daley is elected mayor of Chicago. He resisted residential desegregation, defended public school segregation, and used urban renewal funds to build massive public housing projects that kept blacks within existing ghettos.

1957 - The Civil Rights Act of 1957 is passes with 93% Republican support and 59% Democrat support.

1963 - After the assassination of JFK, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn into office. LBJ was a Democrat remembered by a famous quote: “I’ll have them niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.”

1965 - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 passes with 94% Republican support and 73% Democrat support.

1968 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated. MLK voted Republican.

1960-70s - A total of 24 Democratic members of congress switched to become Republican over a 20 year period. The majority of democrats in that time period remained democrats.

1995 - Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama is published. Obama discusses how the urban cities would become the new plantation for blacks under Democrat political bosses: “The plantation, the blacks have the worst jobs, the worst housing, police brutality rampant; but when the so-called black committee man come around election time, we’d all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our souls for a Christmas turkey. White folks spit in our faces, and we reward them with the vote.“

2009 - Hillary Clinton lauds Margaret Sanger, KKK advocate, white supremacist, and eugenicist at the 2009 Planned Parenthood Honors Gala: “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision. I am really in awe of her, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life.”

Me: 1
History revisionism: 0

Originally posted by whiteangelxoxo

Oregon Censored, Fined Man $500 For Criticizing Red-Light Cameras Without An Engineering License
Does the First Amendment apply to talking about math? That’s the gist of a new lawsuit filed by Mats Järlström, who was fined $500 by an Oregon agency after he suggested that the standard formula for timing yellow lights could be improved.

Little summary from what I heard on the radio yesterday.

Two years ago, the man’s wife gets a ticket for running a red light. The couple paid the fine, but Mats got curious about how red light cameras work.

After doing some digging, he finds that the best way to reduce accidents is to lengthen the time of yellow lights.

He sends a recommendation to the state of Oregon in hopes of making his state a better place.

The state responds by sending him to court for practicing engineering without a license.

They are treating this like he was paid to design and build a bridge.

Apparently (according to his lawyer) the laws are written so vaguely that it is technically illegal to even discuss higher level math without a license in Oregon.

Without government, who will protect us from lateral numbers and Euler’s Identity!

An appropriate protest for the situation.

I am an Anti-Federalist

I’m all for gay rights but I believe that gay marriage should have been legalized by the state legislatures, not by some federalist judges. The supreme court decision basically overpasses state sovereignty. I am a firm believer in states’ rights. It’s a way to prevent government overreach. They legislate gay marriage, next thing you know they’re telling you how many kids you can have and when you can have them. It’s a slippery slope. When will we keep the government in check and keep them in line? The rights of the people and the states should not be infringed upon.

If our Founding Fathers had desired tyranny to prevail, the President and his Cabinet would’ve been given such indiscriminate powers but they drafted a Constitution with laws against such powers. They did so precisely for times like this.

I also believe that legislation on abortion, marijuana and something else I can’t remember should only be decided by the states, not the federalist government.

It’s sad, Scotland has more sovereignty in the United Kingdom than Georgia does in the United States. The states have lost many of their rights since 1865.

I’m a Georgian first, an American second. My first loyalty (after God) is to Georgia. If Georgia adheres to the Union than I adhere. Her determination must dominate mine. While I love America, I love Georgia more. I will die for her rights. Georgia is my home.

Before you call me a CIS White scum offended, Know that this is about the power of the states vs the power of the government. As of now, power is seized by the federalist government instead of having it bestowed upon them. As German President Paul von Hindenburg once said “And power is seized instead of bestowed. And those who seize are often burned.”

I pray that we don’t have a Third American Revolution, but it may come to that.

Gifted Episode 2 Thoughts: SPOILERS!

I loved the line about being a mutant not being illegal…you just can’t get a job if you look like one and get arrested the second you use your abilities in any way shape or form. Kids, this is why Magento was right. 

I love everyone freaking out about Lorna’s hair. What? You’ve never seen people with green hair? There was a literal pasty mutant two second ago, but black dye turning to green freaks you out??? Prison is a strange place. 


Mutants bankrupting hospitals, funny line, horrible. This means there are few if any doctors who know how to work on mutants, and even less who care to even read a book on it. Lack of medical attention means they’re literally left to die. 

“My Kid died from a blast by a mutant,” oh okay. So that means instead of helping mutants to learn control of their powers, we need to lock them up. Got it! makes total sense

Lorna still somehow managed to add pounds of eyeliner while in prison. This must be her mutant power. #Magneto was right. Like I don’t care if you saw Goody Proctror with the devil, you do not kick a pregnant woman….of course granted I never expected that baby to actually live…

Sentinel Service is the definition of government overreach. 

This show is really good. 

Tumblr: “omg! I can’t believe Trump’s administration and the CIA would so frivolously infringe on the rights of citizens to their own privacy and involve the country in needless and expensive aggression!”

Those of us who have been screaming into the void about this kind of government overreach for the last eight years and beyond:

Originally posted by gameraboy

anonymous asked:

could you explain some of the literary or historical references in asoue? ive heard there are lots but i haven't picked up on them, besides reading about how count olaf's appearance is derived from a long ago theater trope

Sure! I’ll see what I can come up with. I’m sort of juggling several things, so this will only contain various fractured documentations, but here we go:

  • The Poes, of course. Edgar, Albert, and their father. When you meet the kids, they are arguing about a Raven, like Edgar Allen Poe’s famous work.
  • Likewise, Eleanor Poe is a reference, most likely, to “Lenore”, the woman lamented in Edgar Allen Poe’s work, The Raven.
  • Dr. Montgomery Montogomery is a man who works with snakes… or, to put it another way, did you enjoy Monty’s Pythons?
  • The children are first seen at Briny Beach, which is a phrase from “The Walrus and the Carpenter” in Alice in Wonderland. (Keep an eye on this one. It comes up later…)
  • The Baudelaires are named after Charles Baudelaire, a famous writer whose own writings could often contain cynical concepts and perspectives.
  • Klaus and Sunny are named for Claus von Bulow and Sunny von Bulow, a married couple famously the center of a court case where Claus allegedly murdered Sunny.
  • Virginia Woolf was an incredible writer who suffered from mental illness. After writing truly great works, she eventually succumbed to depression and walked into a lake with rocks in her pockets, committing suicide. The Virginia Woolfsnake is mentioned among Montgomery’s reptiles. In the show, it’s dangerous because “It can bludgeon you with a typewriter”. This, I’m sorry to say, is nowhere near as clever as the book version, where the Baudelaires are, without context, advised by Monty “Never let it near a typewriter”, leaving the implication that the snake, unsupervised, would write stories so depressing they were a danger to itself and others.
  • Two of the children from the end of the first season are named Isadora and Duncan. Isadora Duncan was a very famous dancer whose beautiful and extremely long scarf was caught in a tire as she got in her car. When the car started moving, her neck was broken. Like Klaus and Sunny before them, these two children were named after a horrifying and fascinating death that became a public spectacle.
  • Damocles Dock, where the Baudelaires first arrive at Lake Lachrymose, is named for the Sword of Damocles. In this story, a person is forced by a king they criticized to dine with royalty while a sword hung over him by a string of unknown strength. Throughout the dinner, the man was terrified that it was a trap and that the sword would fall, killing him. When the dinner was done, the king he mocked told him something to the effect of “And now you know what it is like, every moment of your life, to be a ruler”. As such, the Sword of Damocles is figure of speech that here represents the dread and anxiety that comes from not being quiet sure whether you’re completely safe or a moment away from something truly terrible.
  • Lemony Snicket says that one word a hypnotist used was “Nero”, in order convince someone they knew how to play the Violin. This is a reference to Nero, the Roman Emperor who, according to legend, was so indifferent to the suffering of his people that he literally played the violin to entertain himself while the city was engulfed in flames. (Pay attention to this one, too. It also comes up later)
  • While I’ve been skipping modern pop culture references, it’s fun to point out that many of Count Olaf’s disguises have names that are dead giveaways, such as Captain Sham. Shirley is a reference to Airplane’s “Surely you can’t be serious”. Violet sort of explains that one when she says “Surely, Count Olaf” in the show.
  • Lucky Smells Lumbermill gave out coupons for prosthetic legs at “Captain Ahab’s prosthetics” (name inaccurate, as I don’t have the show up right now). This is a reference Moby Dick, wherein a whale destroys the leg of a man named Captain Ahab.
  • Dr. Georgina Orwell is a reference to George Orwell, author of the book 1984, a story about an overreaching government that manipulates the public with false narratives and significant gaslighting. Georgina is taking a similar, albeit sci-fi approach, when she hypnotizes people.
  • A store at Lake Lachrymose is called “Memento Morris’s Souvenirs”. A famous phrase in Latin is “Memento Mori”, which means “Remember, you will die”. The phrase is a mantra sometimes used to keep people humble and to remember that, at the end of the die, they are a regular person who is no closer to godliness than anyone else.

These are off the top of my head and it isn’t including explicit references, such as Sunny mentioning Tito Puente. Also, it’s only including things mentioned in the show. :)

I hope it helps!

Here's what's at stake as Trump moves to unravel Dodd-Frank
By James Rufus Koren

President Trump signed an executive order Friday that calls for his administration to review the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, with an eye toward revising or eliminating parts of the 2010 law.

An administration official told reporters that the law “in many respects was a piece of massive government overreach” and that some of the rules within the law, passed in the wake of last decade’s financial crisis, “may have even been unconstitutional.”

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The administration official who previewed Friday’s executive order said the law had, among other things, created “new agencies that don’t actually protect consumers.” That’s a not-so-subtle swipe at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created by the Dodd-Frank act that has been a strict enforcer of consumer protection laws and that has crafted a bevy of new rules that apply to mortgage lenders, banks, credit card companies and other financial firms.

The bureau’s rules have made it less attractive — though not illegal — for mortgage lenders to make some types of risky loans that went bad and sparked last decade’s financial crisis. The bureau also been working on rules that would prevent banks and other financial firms from blocking class-action lawsuits by consumers and would require payday lenders to do more underwriting.

The bureau and its director, Richard Cordray, have been targets of Republican lawmakers, who argue that the bureau has been overly aggressive in enforcing rules and that its power should be crimped. Trump advisor Gary Cohn suggested in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that Trump may seek to replace Cordray, though Cordray’s term doesn’t expire until the middle of next year.

Proprietary trading

Dodd-Frank put limits on the kind of bets banks can make on their own behalf — also called proprietary trading. (Proprietary trades in mortgage-backed securities led to huge losses for banks in the lead-up to the financial crisis.) Under those limits, often referred to as the Volcker Rule after former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, banks also are not supposed to make investments in certain riskier asset classes.

The rule was meant to prevent banks from taking too much risk, though it’s been criticized for making it harder for banks to hold certain types of securities that customers might want to buy. JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon famously criticized the rule, saying regulators would need a psychiatrist to help determine whether a trade was proprietary.

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anonymous asked:

Shut ya damn mouth with that capitalism helps POC bullshit. Exploitation of black workers due to a lack of union strength leads to low wages, furthering the poverty cycle, leading to drug dealing, gang membership theft, and other petty crimes most POC find themselves incarcerated for. Defunded schools and poverty stricken areas are largely black schools and areas, the establishment rather prop up big corporations with hand outs than help black folks thrive through adequate funding

Friend I can tell you right now that government overreach and corruption has far, far more to do with those issues than capitalism does. I know a lot of people on this site are unaware but corruption is not synonymous with capitalism. It happens in literally every system. The enemy is not “big corporations” it’s a government that is designed to stifle individualism and independence.

When Laws are Inviolable (but only if you’re white)

Some Brainwashed Gobshite: What about all the people who died to protect the 2nd Amendment?

Me: Who died and who were they defending it from? The British 9yrs before it existed? The Germans in Europe? Was Bin Laden running for president to get rid of it?

Some Brainwashed Gobshite: You’re so stupid, the amendment is to protect us from an overreaching government.

Me: Then answer the question, who died defending the 2nd Amendment from an overreaching US government?

Some Brainwashed Gobshite: I already answered that.

Me: You really didn’t but I will. Lots of Black Panthers were killed by an overreaching FBI because they dared to exercise their 2nd Amendment right to bear legal, licensed firearms…

Some Brainwashed Gobshite: But the Black Panthers were a hate group.

Me: Then I’m sure you 100% support the government overreaching again and killing all those neo-nazi and white supremacist hate groups going around with legal, licensed firearms right?

Some Brainwashed Gobshite:

Me: Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Today we celebrate our independence from an overreaching, religiously-driven central government that taxed the poor and suppressed the freedoms of the general populace in order to maintain the lifestyles of a rich, often nepotistic elite. How far we’ve come!

Trump is a criminal surrounded by criminals. Christie ‘rigged’ the GW Bridge and Republicans love him for that. Christie lied the whole time.

It’s 'Big Government’ GOP overreach, bullying, and pettiness = #RightWingValues

Call them out, and the GOP whines 24/7.


In 10 months, Americans will go to the polls to pick the next U.S. president. When they cast their ballots, those votes will likely hinge on how they feel about the issues most important to them.

But what are those issues?

As a way of finding out, NPR’s Rachel Martin centered her focus on one community going through a lot of change: Mecklenburg County, N.C. The whole county — including its biggest city, Charlotte — has been enjoying an economic boom. It’s a major center for banking, there’s a growing tech sector and immigrants have been coming to the county in growing numbers: In the 1990s, the number of Hispanics in Mecklenberg County increased by 400 percent.

At the same time, a recent study out of the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard ranked Charlotte dead last when it comes to economic mobility compared to other major cities.

These changes in the county have led to debates over government overreach, income inequality and immigration. These are some of the same issues that are front and center in the presidential race — which makes Mecklenburg County an interesting place to spend some time this election year.

Economy And Immigration: What’s Dividing Republicans

Photos: Logan Cyrus for NPR


The United States system of federally managed public lands is a true democratic wonder. We do not turn people away who can’t afford to recreate here. Unlike in some European countries, parks and forest preserves are not just for the elite. They are for everyone. The photos that appear on my Tumblr dashboard daily are often taken in these public lands. The photos I post are also mostly taken there.

Now, in this time of shrinking budgets and fear mongering about “federal government overreach”, states are introducing legislation (sometimes not so overt) to try to gain control of your national forests, parks, and federally managed land. While on paper, they claim they will increase access, and local control/management sounds good, there are other things at work.

Recently in Idaho and Utah, tracts of state land were sold off to the highest bidder which created private property out of public land. In the federal system, you would have a say in that. In the state system, you do not unless you’re a resident of that state. Further, state control of lands means easier permitting for oil, gas, coal, unsustainable logging practices, and other extractive industries. It means the end of federal Wilderness protection for places like my beloved Wind River Range. 

In Wyoming, there are several current measures introduced to the legislature that explore the option of a land grab. They use interesting language in their propaganda. They say they want public land turned back over to the states as if it was taken from them. In truth, Yellowstone was a National Park before Wyoming was a state. Further, states lack the capacity and budget to adequately manage them. In a big fire year, states would bankrupt quickly or require federal aid to assist with fire management. 

There are many things about a Trump presidency I vow to fight against, but this new Sagebrush Rebellion is the one I will fight against the most. I hope you choose to fight for whatever matters most to you. Write your congressmen and women at both the state and federal level. Make calls. Do it for the places you love so you can show your kids someday.

Keep public lands in public lands. We already own it. Sure, go #FindYourPark, but then make sure it stays yours.

I’ve finally watched the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and hated it.  I looked at other reviews and can’t find anyone that hates it for the reasons I do.  Most people online talk about the poor characters or the slow plot or whatever.

No one seemed to be bothered about how evil the entire SHIELD agency was.  From episode one, they’ve been taking normal civilians off the street and questioning them without a lawyer present.  Some civilians are tagged in the Index and returned to their lives to forever be watched by the government.  Some are imprisoned without a trial or any due process.  Others are “crossed off” and their bodies are never found.

SHIELD steals inventions made by private citizens (like the gravity thing on Malta, but not Stark’s arc reactor) even though they specifically have to break international law (and maybe even whatever charter the agency is founded on).

I can’t get myself to care about the characters when they’re doing these unethical acts.  Will Ward and Skye get together?  Who cares about that when you’re using “enhanced interrogation techniques” against people you’ve kidnapped from their home?  

No one on this show, especially the single episode guest stars, seem to have any civil rights.  SHIELD agents don’t seem concerned about violating rights and sovereignty as long as they “protect” people from evil organizations that don’t care about rights and sovereignty.  Oh, is Centipede killing test subjects because it is too unstable?  That’s so much worse than T.A.H.I.T.I. that was destroying so many subjects that its director wanted it shut down.  That’s because Centipede was evilly meant to bring a villain back to full heath (unlike T.A.H.I.T.I. that was made to bring a hero back to full health).

And!  And when the US government points out that both Shield and Hydra were the same, both secret organizations with magic high tech weapons, the TV show’s agents scoffed!  They turned on the US military, turned on the US government, and decided that they don’t need to be legitimate or “bound by law.”  They are the definition of a rogue terrorist organization, taking what they want from who they want so they can do what they want to whoever they want, laws and human rights be damned.

But, no, no one on any of the forums I hang out in seem to care about this.  Its all about how cute Fitz Simmons is or how much Skye sucks or how bland Ward is.  No one cares about what this show says about government overreach or human rights in the MCU.  And as someone who loves talking about this stuff, I’m just disappointed.


Ares Armor CEO tries to Reason with ATF over consumer privacy, raid ensues - ReasonTV

“This isn’t just a second amendment issue, it’s not just a firearms issue. It’s an issue of an overreaching government that wants to come into your kitchen, that wants to come into your living room, and just see what you’re doing,” says Dimitrios Karras, CEO of Ares Armor in Oceanside, Calif.