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Why the Ninth Amendment is my Favorite
(Guest Article)
By Burnie Thompson
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The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. - Amendment IX

In the beginning, there was the Ninth Amendment and the Ninth Amendment was the beginning of these United States. It’s the genesis of America.

If we start the story at the beginning, we understand that all the rights in the universe belong to the people, as Constitutional scholar KrisAnne Hall likes to say. And these rights came from our Creator.

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From that, the people created government and gave it certain powers to guarantee our rights. It’s important to remember that only the people have rights because rights come from God rather than from people.

That’s why government possesses no rights, but only powers delegated by the people. This is an important distinction because men can’t rightfully take away what our Creator has given us. But people can properly take away any power it has delegated to the government.

On the flip side, men can’t grant each other rights because we’re not the Lord. And government can’t grant each other more power because it’s not the people. That which is created is not superior to its creator.

This line of reasoning is known as “Rules of Construction” in legal arguments. “They tell us how to ‘construe’ the powers delegated to the federal government,” explains Michael Maharrey, communications director with the Tenth Amendment Center.

That’s what makes the Ninth and Tenth Amendments in the Bill of Rights different than the first eight, which list and guarantee individual rights. Instead, they are statements of first principles.

KrisAnne Hall calls the Ninth Amendment “the most important clause in the entire Constitution” because it’s the foundation upon which all the rest stand.

It’s also important to understand what the Constitution is, and what it does. The Constitution is a compact among the States that primarily does three things: (1) It sets up the structure of our federal government; (2) It limits the power of our federal government; and (3) It guarantees our rights against government encroachment.

The States (representing the people) strengthened our sovereignty by creating the federal government to essentially be an ambassador to other nations, a referee among the States, and an armed guard for national defense.

All this emphasis on personal liberty makes these United States unique in the history of nations.

America was founded on ideas that put the people above the government. The first is a theological maxim that we are all born free and in God’s image. Inherent in our humanity is Liberty, and it came from our Creator. Second, is the political application of a Constitutional Republic that puts the Rule of Law above the Law of Rulers.

The Ninth Amendment is that rock-solid foundation we can stand upon to remind politicians that all rights belong to the people. And that it’s government’s job to protect those rights.

After all, we were here first. And then the States. And then the federal government. And the rules of construction dictate who’s the boss and who’s the servant.

So when any government servant tells us to move from that rock of Liberty, it’s our job to plant our feet firmly where they belong and say, “No - YOU move.”

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The writer is the host of The Burnie Thompson Show®. He is a watchdog journalist in Panama City Beach, Fl. and talk-radio host from 2007-2020. E-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Tampa Bay has been daily subjected to the doomsday proclamations of bodies in the streets from Queen Castor and Kimmie Commie Overman. Oh the children! The children! We must save the children! Fear has gripped many parents, while other parents have been outraged that their choice has been ripped away by dictates from the county overlords.

Much has been made of the massive numbers of students who have to be quarantined to protect them from certain death. They absolutely CANNOT come to school. Such congregating would be fatal. But wait, the quarantined students CAN congregate at the new Daytime Clubhouse.

That's right. Just like the magic of restaurant tables, the city clubhouse apparently makes one immune! Gather at school? Nope. That's deadly and irresponsible.

More to the point mass quarantine from school provides great optics for pandemic-peddling grandstanders. They have to make Florida the Epicenter of Doom so that Desantis can be smeared in the media. CNN was quick to cover the quarantines. Do you think they'll cover the magical, Daytime Clubhouse? Don't hold your breath. The one thing that has been consistent during this crisis has been hypocrisy, and there is no shortage of that in Blue Tampa or Blue Media.

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August 27, 2021

by Robert Altomare

So let me get this straight, the current illegitimate government that dictates masks while walking alone and ‘vaccines’ with side effects ranging from slow death to quick death requires businesses to enforce them? 

Can this honestly be the regime’s strategy? Are you kidding me? Will these Communists never learn?

Here’s what I really want to know: Where are the creative Communists? Must everything they demand be coercive and at the point of a gun?  Their utter lack of any creativity in their planning is staggering.  I mean, geeze.  Have they no sophistication in their plans at all?

 In their latest scheme to gain total control of the planet, they have unleashed a genetically engineered virus (the science people call it “Gain of Function”) forcing untold misery and economic destruction to the planet.

And, as we now see, it appears this was merely one step in a larger process.  Now they want to control the movement and actions of every individual on the planet by forcing employers and businesses that are open to the public to enforce their psychopathy for them. Businesses are now issuing edicts to their employees that they must have received the injection in order to keep their job. 

History, both recent and not-so-recent, tells us that these fools (i.e. Communists) have two fatal flaws:

 The first flaw in the thinking of the best minds that Communism has to offer is their utter non-comprehension of an individual’s desire to act in his own self-interest. The poor Communist can’t conceive of the individual and only can think in terms of quantifiable interest groups. Further, in the Communist’s child-brain, he believes that everyone else is just as good an automaton as he is. He believes that Authority will take care of him and champion his pet cause and that ‘when we get rid of these ‘wrong-thinkers’ the World will be perfect’ (This from the people who claim to know what the proper temperature of an entire planet should be). 

Little does this child-brain suspect that the monster they create will never be satisfied and will eventually turn on him.  Question:  Was Dr. Frankenstein a communist? All indications point to yes…

The Communists’ second flaw is that they can’t get their child-minds around the fact that businesses are an extension of the individual; they are the commercial expression of the individual who started the business. Business is capitalism’s art.  (Don’t mention that to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, of course).

 But this is utter nonsense to the communist man-child.  Instead, he thinks businesses are status quo agencies that have always existed like the moon and the sun whose only purpose is to provide him a crappy barista job and the ability to buy violence-free “Beyond Meat” hamburgers made from free range ferns and dandelions.

But the good news is embedded in the bad news!  Communists are stupid, all of them and without exception. Advantage Liberty.

I mean, really: have you ever spoken to an avowed Communist and then thought, “you know, this guy makes a damn good point…”


 Unfortunately, Communism is a disease of the mind and, let me tell you, the mind is radically averse to calling itself sick.  We are all justification machines.  Just ask Pol Pot or James, “A Higher Loyalty,” Comey. Because of this, there is no convincing the Che-Guevara-adoring, hipster communist of his wrong-headedness.  It will not be until the monster finally turns to devour him that perhaps he may see and truly understand the evil he has wrought.

So what is a Liberty-minded citizenry to do when faced with the dangerous stupidity of children in power?  Freedom will always find a way.  And our fight today is no exception.

In quite short order, in just one day, I received notification that there now exists at least TWO new job boards where employers, who DO NOT require a suicide pact with their employees, may post job openings within their companies. 

 In a country where so many businesses can’t fill positions because of a litany of stupid government policies, I predict that these companies will be absolutely inundated with a veritable tsunami of applications (Thanks Global Warming!) for those positions. 

Why? Because there are, by any count, more of us than there are of them.  Just make sure you don’t ask Dominion/The Chinese to do the tally!

Interspersed among all the bad news are indications that the citizenry is getting its second wind in the fight, we are well down the road of the “long train of abuses” and need no further evidence of the Evil we face. We are now taking the fight to the enemy and we WILL prevail. Our victory has never been in doubt.

Robert Altomare
Founder of the BreathEasy App Launching Soon!
Patriots Fighting Tyranny Through Community

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According to a Reuters article published August 20th, "the FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot."  Speaking to former and current law enforcement officials, journalists have learned that most of the cases were "one-offs," Apparenly most incidents were just ticked-off individuals who got caught up in the frenzy of the crowd.  Despite this "scant evidence," the FBI has arrested nearly 600 people and are reportedly treating them like Gitmo terrorists. 

The Reuters article also suggests that Congress has been throughly briefed by the FBI, so members should be fully aware of the scant evidence. This hasnt slowed the Democrat narrative.  The corporate media, the DNC's public relations arm, continues to forward the DNC talking points that Trump and his supporters carried out a plot to overthrow the goverment, coronate Donald Trump king of the galaxy and sexually assault AOC along the way.  

Interestingly, the article characterizes the January 6th event as the most "violent attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812."  This is a refernce to the 26-hour siege by 4,500 British troops during which the Capitol, the White House, the War Department and other federal buildings were set ablaze. 

Aside from the apparent tresspasing, vandalism and hotheads brawling with riot police, the only death officialy connected to violence and not to natural causes was that of Ashli Babbitt. The unarmed Babbitt was shot for climbing through a broken window, amidst the frenzy.  Allegedly 138 officers were "injured" on January 6th.  From reports those seem to be minor injuries.  

Much more significant violence has happened at the Capitol since 1812. Perhaps, Mark Hosenball and Sarah N. Lynch lost their internet connection while writing the Reuters article and weren't able to take 45 seconds to discover any history. Here is some of what they missed:

March 11, 1890 Congressman William Taulbee shot on the Capitol steps.

July 2, 1915 Eric Muenter attack the Senate building with dynamite.

March 1, 1954 five Congressmen were shot in the House of Representatives.

March 1, 1971 the Weather Underground bomb the House of Representatives. (this is the group who's leader mentored Barak Obama).

November 7, 1983 the "Armed Resistance Unit" bombed the second floor of the Senate wing of the Capitol.

July 24, 1998 Russell Eugene Weston Jr kills two police officers in the Capitol building.

While there is scant eveidence of real journalism in corporate media; there does seem to be evidence of a coordinated plot to decieve the people.

Read the Reuters article here:


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Kimberly Overman, a county commissioner from Hillsborough County, Florida wants to color-code school children whose parents opt-out of face masks. 


The school board initially voted to require mask wearing in schools while also offering an opt-out choice for parents.  The original announcement never included a notice to parents that opting out would result in your child being labled with a color code, arm band, star or any other scarlet letter insignia.  Nor was the public informed that the measure would include the public label of "autharitarian bully" being placed on the parents for choosing the option offered to by Hillsbourough's elected representatives to empower parents to excercise their fundamental parental rights.

Commissioner Overman is well-known in Tampa for not respecting fundamental rights and for not viewing herself as a representative but rather as a ruling monarch. A number of residents have been very vocal at the school board and at the commission meetings.  Their activism resulted in the opt-out option.  Clearly, the overlords in the Tampa area resent the input from county residents and parents and are now seeking a method of retaliation. 


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