The Republic is Dead

2013 March 28

The question before us is the following:

When a executive agency of the Federal Government fails to ascede to the oversite function of Congress, the Constitution ceases to exist.

To wit —

However, the DHS has completely failed to address the fundamental flaw in their explanation. Most of the bullets purchased are hollow point rounds which are twice as expensive as full metal jacket bullets, rendering the claim the agency is buying in bulk to save money redundant.

As former Marine Richard Mason told reporters with WHPTV News in Pennsylvania earlier this month, “We never trained with hollow points, we didn’t even see hollow points my entire four and a half years in the Marine Corps.”

Earlier this week, a weapons manufacturer who supplies ammunition to the federal government told the nationally syndicated Savage Nation radio show that the ammo purchases were an attempt to “control the amount of market that’s available on the commercial market at any time,” by forcing manufacturers to hold back stock.

Ammunition is in short supply across the country, with police departments being forced to barter between themselves to meet demand while gun stores across America have resorted to bullet rationing.

Earlier this week, the DHS put out a solicitation asking for 360,000 more bullets to be delivered to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico, the same destination for 240,000 hollow point rounds which were purchased only last month.


Now one could make the claim that the query from Congressman Lance was not formal and until it is does not warrant a response. However in the long history of this country, depts of any branch of the government has taken such requests with the gravity they deserve if only to avoid a hostile confrontation should the request lead to a full blown Congressional inquiry. But not DHS. DHS has been completely defiant in answering any requests that do not come from a Congressional Chairman on formal letterhead.

A continued non response by DHS is but a confirmation of what many already assume — The Republic is dead. Welcome to the North American Directorate.

32 Responses leave one →
  1. 2013 March 28 11:10 am
    justrand permalink

    actually, drdog, this interactive map fits right into this post:

    DHS’ refusal to respond to Congressional oversight is being covered up by the media, using the guise of: “It isn’t CONGRESS that demanding answers…only the House of Representatives (aka: the GOP). Thus it is OK for DHS to ignore those requests!

    But as long as Food Stamps (i.e. “bread”), and Hollywood (i.e. “circuses”) are in full swing, the populace doesn’t give a damn about freedom!

    So long, sweet America!

  2. 2013 March 28 12:37 pm

    All boner needs to do is issue a congressional subpoena and if they refuse jail their commie asses for contempt of congress.

  3. 2013 March 28 12:57 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JR #1

    Kongratulations Kalifornians – Once again your state is a leader, but with Gov. Cuomo and the Nanny Mayor, it’s hard being #1 but with Moonbeam and your state officials and legislature, it’s definitely “do-able.”

    Go for it and good luck!

  4. 2013 March 28 1:25 pm
    justrand permalink

    bc3b, we here in the People’s Republik of Kalifornia are just drafting behind New York. We got to be 49th WITHOUT enacting draconian new gun laws…just wait until we do!

    Yup, and we’ve got some taxes and regulations waiting in the wings too! 50th in Freedom, baby…that’s our goal!!

  5. 2013 March 28 1:29 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    I agree. But now tell me the odds of Boner actually doing it???

  6. 2013 March 28 1:39 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  7. 2013 March 28 1:52 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    This just in! —

    ” The Government proposes to implement a bail-in regime for systemically important banks. This regime will be designed to ensure that, in the unlikely event that a systemically important bank depletes its capital, the bank can be recapitalized and returned to viability through the very rapid conversion of certain bank liabilities into regulatory capital.
    This will reduce risks for taxpayers. ”

    Guess which country?? (hint it ain’t Cyprus)

  8. 2013 March 28 2:02 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Oh and that missive above that looks surprisingly like a Cyprus deal? That’s Canada dudes and dudettes. The Central Bankers are circling the wagons hoping that they will be eaten last in this world wide jircle cerk to the bottom.

  9. 2013 March 28 2:04 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    #7 & 8

    Just a little article for you that accentuates your point very well:

    “The media was wrong in pronouncing the economic crisis over in Europe. They are wrong in America, too. The real economic indicators — the ones not based on fraud, propaganda, deception or delusion — prove that the economic crisis caused by too much government, too much spending, too much taxing, too many government regulations and too many government employees with obscene salaries and pensions is just beginning.

    Get ready for bank runs, capital controls, theft of your pension funds, economic collapse and a government armed to the teeth that wants to disarm you: its citizens. Because what is happening now in Europe is a sign of things to come under Barack Obama.”

  10. 2013 March 28 2:16 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    9, Yep.

  11. 2013 March 28 2:26 pm
    justrand permalink

    made calls to a couple stores that sell precious metals…looking to buy some. Same message from both: “Do NOT bother coming in…we don’t have any!”

    Both indicated that every single ounce of silver and gold they take in, is FLYING out of their establishments within hours.


  12. 2013 March 28 2:46 pm

    weimar republik

  13. 2013 March 28 3:04 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    11, Go junk dimes, quarters, half dollars (prior to ’64) if you can’t get hold of minted silver/gold.

  14. 2013 March 28 3:24 pm

    Why doesn’t some congressmen get on a plane to NM and show up where the ammo is being “delivered” or requested from and ask some questions and look around? Or right silly me that would require some actual work.

  15. 2013 March 28 3:26 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #13 Where? Ebay or just ask the bank for a bag o coins and sort through them?

  16. 2013 March 28 4:32 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Ebay is one spot though the price is a tad higher. Sorting thru coins is another way tho the hit rate is rather low. Visit a few pawn shops, many keep junk silver. If there is a coin show in town, check it out. Google `junk silver for sale`. The good deals require a $1000 face value for the buy. But you get the equivalent of 700oz of silver. Put a ad in Craigslist that you are buying old coins. Keep your eye on the spot price when you do the deal. Silver fluctuates quite a lot. Hope it helps.

    Another way is estate sales. Though you don’t go to these for the coin. You are looking for solid sterling silver pieces. Silverware, creamers, compotes that kind of thing. If you go that route, pick up a used copy of this — — and study it. Then cruise the zipcodes of the higher end RE areas.

  17. 2013 March 28 4:36 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Error will robinson — that’s 70oz, not 700. That was a year ago and I got if for a steal. That same $1000 might get you 25oz at today’s rate.

  18. 2013 March 28 4:38 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    16, sadly it have high likelihood of passing.

  19. 2013 March 28 7:30 pm



  20. 2013 March 29 3:26 am

    It’s been brought up before, but it’ s finally got the momentary attention of foreign press ->
    Didn’t know there was one of those useless WH petitions going over things, but I guess these days what doesn’t have a WH petition going on. haha

  21. 2013 March 29 3:30 am

  22. 2013 March 29 3:49 am

    So when will NK stop kicking and screaming like a child that wants attention?
    I mean it’s sort of entertaining and all but….

    [to the Soviet Ambassador] It would be well for your government to consider that having your ships and ours, your aircraft and ours, in such proximity… is inherently DANGEROUS. Wars have begun that way, Mr. Ambassador.

  23. 2013 March 29 4:46 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “Wars have begun that way, Mr. Ambassador.”

    Complete urban legend of course. For all the wars of the 19th and 20th centuries there is not a case as being proposed started that way.

  24. 2013 March 29 5:18 am
    justrand permalink

    btw…whoever “Austhehaus24” is in our ESPN b-ball pool, they are kicking major butt!!

    I am, as per usual, hosed. Gonzaga was my doom!! Again!! Plus I had ZERO faith in the Pac-12…and for once they actually won a bunch of games! *sigh*

  25. 2013 March 29 5:45 am
    drdog09 permalink

  26. 2013 March 29 5:55 am

    Maybe he’s not the wimp we thought he was.

  27. 2013 March 29 6:04 am
    fight on permalink

    JR #25

    Austhehaus24 is my son. I accidently put him in.

    I can’t disclose to him that he is kicking Dad’s butt.

    Very embarrassing

  28. 2013 March 29 6:23 am
    justrand permalink

    fight on…my wife, kids and family dog kick my butt EVERY YEAR!

  29. 2013 March 29 3:12 pm

    ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ – W T F ?
    Proving yet again the uselessness of the Republican party.

  30. 2013 March 29 3:16 pm

    27 – All I have to say to that is they are dreaming –> Will To Power – Dreaming 🙄

  31. 2013 March 30 3:03 pm
    Mr Evilwrench permalink

    Been backing out of the stock market and having a personal bank run. Good stack of FRNs started. There won’t be much for them to take. Just bought some more junk dimes on ebay, they’re still readily available at reasonable prices. I like them because their value is well defined and they’re easily bartered. Got some gold, too, but enough of that; it’s for high value stuff.

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