Government today and probably throughout history, due to human failings, has been, is and always will be about "power", but very seldom about "principle". However, if we choose to avoid principle, we do so at our own peril. Many governments have fallen for far less. This great land of ours could easily share the same fate unless we return to these principles, for which millions of brave men and women have sacrificed their lives, their limbs and their minds to defend.
1. The rights of the "individual" are paramount and unalterable. All constitutional rights to the individual should be jealously guarded, protected and defended by all branches of government, including the judicial branch. This applies to all Constitutional Amendments. Constitutional Law and not the current philosophy of "Positivism" should guide judicial decisions at all levels.
2. The environment deserves protection but not over the bodies, jobs and well being of human beings. Plants and animals do not and should not have priority over people or property rights. Any "takings" for the benefit of the environment should be fully compensated by the government and restricting the use of wetlands or existing water rights is a "taking", without question. And the practice of condemning property through Eminent Domain for a higher economic use to a local government needs to be abolished, as an abomination to our Constitution.
3. Any adult person that has two arms, two legs and a reasonably functioning brain does not need help from the government. We only grow weaker as a Nation when we subsidize the able bodied. Our monetary compassion should only be extended to those who truly cannot take care of themselves.
4. No group, business, agriculture or otherwise should be subsidized by the government treasury. If a business cannot stand on its own based on sound business principles, then it should fail. Stronger businesses should take their place.
5. The government, before anything else, must protect and defend the people from all enemies, foreign and domestic. It must do so by maintaining a strong, powerful military complex that cannot be defeated by any other power on Earth. It must further, by all means available, protect our borders, keep track of all aliens and immediately deport those that would thwart our laws, including those that cross our borders illegally. To accomplish this, we must put our military on the border with orders to stop any and all illegal crossing of our borders by any means. Amnesty is an insult and an injustice to those who come to America legally. Rewarding lawbreakers makes a mockery out of the rule of law. And the INS must be completely overhauled and powerful deportation measures instituted.
6. Our government must begin a distinct policy of energy independence by whatever scientific and current technology means available, including drilling for oil on all of our sovereign lands until a higher technology can replace the products of crude oil as our main energy source.
7. Any government program, including environmentally driven programs, that requires scientific evidence before implementation, must have at least a two-thirds majority of all private (not government) U. S. scientists in that specific discipline agreeing to the condition, prior to implementation of that program or the spending of government funds. New information should be analyzed to see if changes to the program should be made.
8. All new and old laws will require a "sunset" provision with a full congressional review and public input before continuation after "sunset".
9. A significant portion of government time should be expended towards cleaning up old arcane laws. Conflicting laws should be deleted or codified to remove the conflicts.
10. No treaty will be signed or ratified by any branch of government that conflicts with the U. S. Constitution. Any current treaties that do conflict should be immediately repealed or re-drafted to remove the conflict.
11. No public official shall be allowed to remain in one political office for more than two terms, forever. Entrenchment is an enemy of a good and just government, where remaining in office becomes a greater priority, than service to country.
12. Criminals when sentenced should complete the full sentence. If we need more jails to accomplish this task then we should build them. A criminal, who is judged to be a threat to society after fulfilling the sentence, should not be released.
13. Criminals who perpetrate violent crimes against children, women or the disabled for the 2nd offense, including murder, rape, sex crimes or kidnapping, should be incarcerated for life or executed, provided that the evidence against the perpetrator is overwhelming and incontrovertible. A civilized society cannot tolerate those that would prey on people who do not have the capacity to defend themselves.
14. Taxation should be fair and equitable across the board. Not indexed to how much you make. The tax code should be drastically simplified and the government should quit using it for social experimentation.
15. Funding of all government programs local, state and federal, (except the military) should be frozen in place for five full years (unless we are at war) in order to assess where we really are fiscally and maybe catch up with revenues, or find out what are the real priorities. Waste, fraud, abuse and corruption should be investigated and perpetrators vigorously punished to send a strong message that these abuses will not be tolerated.
16. No funding or aid would be provided to any foreign country that does not change to a democratic form of government and will not allow us to audit where the funds are going. America must be allowed to distribute the funds or aid in every case.
17. The entire Veterans Administration office should be over hauled and new policies put in place with the funds to match. These new policies would create an absolute priority for treating our veterans and their families with respect, honor, dignity and the admiration that they deserve. These people gave their lives, mind and limbs in the service of our country, defending our cherished freedoms. The current VA programs are an egregious affront to these individuals and an abysmal travesty.
18. Restrict, by legislation, the access of narrow-focus lobby groups in Washington DC and State legislatures, including the all-powerful environmental lobby. We should be a government of the "people", not special interest groups.
The foregoing principles parallel the rights enumerated in the U. S. Constitution that have been perverted over the last 70 to 100 years by those that seek power rather than be guided by principle. We must return to these principles or find our constitution and its safeguards and protections, unraveling more and more with each passing law that violates these principles. We have known from specific incidents involving government code enforcement officers and private property owners, that a strongly-worded, NO TRESPASSING sign will, in most cases, keep code enforcement officers off of your property so that they can't look around and find alleged code infractions to charge you with and then extort money from you by levying huge penalties and fines for trumped up charges. To stop these government types in their tracts, we have researched and have printed a VERY LARGE, highly-visible, copyrighted, legally powerful NO TRESPASSING sign to thwart these folks from coming on your land. The signs are showing up on properties throughout the Western U. S.
Get your NO TRESPASSING signs up ASAP, before you fall victim to government's covert code enforcement. Your property may be your largest asset. These NO TRESPASSING signs are a small price to pay to properly protect it.
Signs should be posted in strategic areas, such as entrances to the property and where roads or trails touch the property. They are printed on 18" x 24" .03 inch (approx. 22 gauge) aluminum with mounting holes centered at top and bottom. Printed in black ink on a white background. (Minimum quantity = 3)
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We strongly suggest that when you install your No Trespassing signs, you send a NO TRESPASSING SIGN POSTING NOTICE letter, or similar letter as modified by you, Certified - Return Receipt Requested, to: The county sheriff, each county commissioner, the director of the planning department, if any, the Governor and Attorney General of the State, or other government officials of your choosing.
RESIST! RESIST! RESIST! If government agents do show up, assume they are up to no good. Take pictures of them, record their voices, use a video camera or other device and get them on the record. Don't be shy. Have at-the-ready a Public Servant Questionnaire to log the information of their visit. Be sure to give them a blank copy of your Questionnaire. You fill it out, sign it and send a copy to the agent's office address. A copy of the NO TRESPASSING SIGN POSTING NOTICE letter and the PUBLIC SERVANT QUESTIONNAIRE will be shipped with your No Trespassing sign.
The hard, cold truth is, if you don't protect your property and your rights, make no mistake, government will, with malice, walk all over you because they feel empowered to do so. Why do they feel empowered? Because not enough Americans have challenged them and resisted their unlawful actions, much less their authority.
Owners, Breeders and Dogs Against Breed Discrimination needs your help to create 2 anti-BSL calendars which will be sold online and at this seasons shows.
We are planning two categories: All American Family Dog and Patriotism can be Purdy. (working titles)
All Submissions are subject to the general guidelines below:
* All photos submitted must be the property of the submitter. * All photos must be 1024x768 resolution or larger. * All photo entries must be posted as a link to an outside hosting site (like photobucket) or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, not posted within the thread. * All participants must complete a waiver which they can obtain by emailing email@example.com or download from this PBP thread.
"All American Family Dog" calendar guidelines:
In addition to the above general guidelines photos submitted for this category must include at least 1 American Pit Bull Terrier and 1 child. The presence of an American Flag would be appreciated.
"Patriotism can be Purdy" calendar Guidelines: In addition to the above general guidelines photos submitted for this category must include at least 1 American Pit Bull Terrier and 1 woman. Photos submitted are suggested to include patriotic symbolism (flags, costumes, etc) and be done in tasteful "pinup" fashion. This calendar will ideally be provocative but not lewd.
Anyone who submits a photo will receive a free calendar and Stop-BSL.com bumper sticker upon completion of the calendar. So please remember to include the mailing address on your waiver where you would like these items sent.
Lets have some fun and take some pictures to support Anti-BSL efforts! I think this can be lots of fun and look forward to seeing what you'll think up!
we at http://www.stop-bsl.com/frameset.html are still working hard at what we do but as always can use your support. all donations (monitary , time i.e.- fighting bsl around you or even holding fund raising raffles at upcoming shows) can be send to : Owners, Breeders and Dogs Against Breed Discrimination c/o Allie Renar 2209 w boone ave spokane, wa 99201
we didn't reset the donation dealy because paypal is charging us a huge fee in order to collect donations as per their new "donation vs sales" rules. thank you to those who have and those who are still are, we greatly appreciate it. here's a pic of the trophy table @ the 2009 adba nationals. we a re proud to say we contributed 3 trophies and also for our donation were listed on the banners and in the shows program. 2010 we plan on doing much more with your help. please get involved how you can.
Here's a stat (found on the ADBA website)---- Library /
Does spaying and neutering reduce aggression?
Does spaying and neutering reduce aggression in canines where a claim can be made that it will protect the public? A significant number of canines that have been sterilized are responsible for killing people and data shows high numbers of sterilized canines show up on dog bite incident reports.
ACF(American Canine Foundation) is preparing response briefs in our federal lawsuit, Defense attorneys in their briefs are making claims that spay and neuter will protect the public by stopping canine aggression. ACF is moving forward in our federal lawsuit against LA County, San Francisco and California State Agencies.
Below is a text taken from data using scientific proof from an FDA Federal Study addressing testosterone in canines:
DR POLLEY DVM Addressing The Testosterone Issue
"Testosterone plays a role in modulating certain behaviors such as roaming, urine marking in-doors, sexual mounting and aggression toward other dogs (versus playful activity or dominance). Neutersol reduces the male hormone, testosterone, by 41-52% while surgical castration reduces testosterone by 95%. These behaviors may persist after either neutering method.
While testosterone plays a role in affecting certain sexually dimorphic behaviors, it is not the only factor. In fact, the veterinary behavioral textbooks point out that there are multiple contributing factors with regard to these behaviors. Surgical castration does not completely eliminate these behaviors. The controlled scientific studies that have assessed the effects of surgical castration with regard to behavior have shown that most dogs continue exhibiting these behaviors. Aggression toward humans shows little significant effect after surgical castration. Surgery can have an effect in some of these, but is far from absolute. The FDA has reviewed the data for both surgery and Neutersol and included wording in the prescribing information of Neutersol addressing this fact, "As with surgical castration, secondary male characteristics (roaming, marking, aggression and mounting) may persist."
Here are some research publications that conclude that early spay/neuter
correlates with a high incidence of ACL damage and cancer.
Texas Tech University has PhD's that have published a study on ACL and
spay/neuter correlation. This type of injury is one of the most painful to
The convoluted history of Louisville's dangerous-dog ordinance took another turn on Friday when a federal judge upheld most of the law but declared one part unconstitutional.
The Louisville Kennel Club and other groups — including veterinarians, pet owners and businesses — sued Louisville metro government over its animal-control ordinance passed in December 2007. They alleged that various sections of the law were unconstitutional, vague, required forfeiture of pets without adequate due process and allowed illegal warrantless searches and seizures of property. U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson III upheld most of the law in his 25-page ruling, except for one part that allows the city to keep a dog that has been seized because of inhumane treatment — even if the owner is ultimately found to be innocent of the charge. The wording in that section of the ordinance seems to be “poorly drafted and does not properly represent the intent,” the judge wrote. “Presumably most of the animals kept under this ordinance have to be euthanized. … Consequently we must hold that the portion that would permanently deprive a pet owner of his property, absent a finding of guilt, is unconstitutional.” The judge also faulted a provision that allows the city to take away dog licenses for any state or federal crime, even crimes not related to animals. “This section is more problematic than those discussed above, because it appears to allow the director (of Metro Animal Services) to impose a civil punishment for any reason at all, leaving citizens unaware of what actions might constitute grounds for license revocation,” the ruling says. Bill Patteson, a spokesman for the Jefferson County attorney's office, said his office is pleased because the judge upheld “about 95 percent” of the ordinance. He said it's possible that the ordinance might have to be tweaked by the Louisville Metro Council to reflect the judge's ruling. For the most part, “the constitutionality of the ordinance was affirmed,” Patteson said. The groups suing the city were equally pleased.
Jon Fleischaker, the attorney representing the Louisville Kennel Club and other groups, said the ruling is helpful because now his clients have a standard they can use to judge how the ordinance is being enforced. “That's a big plus for us,” Fleischaker said. “If metro government applies enforcement the way the judge interpreted it, then it solves a lot of problems, one of which was nobody knew for sure what it meant. Nobody knew for sure how the city would enforce it.” If the government enforces the ordinance in a way that's different from the judge's interpretation, “then we can go after them and deal with that on a case-by-case basis,” Fleischaker said. “I would rather win every point, but having said that, we are not unhappy with the ruling,” he said. Donna Herzig, president of the Louisville Kennel Club, said her organization was “very pleased.” “What he's done is define the way these provisions should be interpreted,” Herzig said of the judge. The animal control ordinance was originally passed by the Metro Council in December 2006 after a contentious meeting that lasted until 4 a.m. The law was then changed slightly in April 2007. But even that version didn't satisfy some council members, who in the summer of 2007 formed an ad hoc committee that spent three months studying the ordinance and hearing testimony from animal-behavior experts from all over the country. Those meetings resulted in the current ordinance, which was passed in December 2007. The lawsuit was originally filed in state court, but the city asked for it to be moved to federal court because it involved the constitutionality of the ordinance, Fleischaker said. Councilman Kelly Downard, R-16thth District, chairman of the ad hoc committee, called the ruling important but said the council needs to know more about how the ordinance is being enforced from Animal Services Director Gilles Meloche. “I think the ruling shows that most of the changes we made were the right changes,” Downard said. Reporter Dan Klepal can be reached at (502) 582-4475. Reporter Sean Rose can be reached at 582-4199. http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009910020371