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The York Daily Record

Officers who shot, killed Spring Grove man return to work

I am unsure why nobody is discussing the fact that these officers did not secure a warrant prior to entering Mr. Alfone's home. If I remember correctly, his family did not own the property, but lived elsewhere. Following this logic, they were not authorized to allow anyone to trespass of Mr. Alfone's property, including the police. The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution prevents searches and seizures without probable cause and the issuance of a warrant from a judge. Additionally the Pennsylvania Constitution prohibits government agents from initiating searches or seizures without a warrant from a neutral judge. Article 1, Section 8 of the Pennsylvania Constitution: The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions from unreasonable searches and seizures, and no warrant to search any place or to seize any person or things shall issue without describing them as nearly as may be, nor without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation subscribed by the affiant. Probable cause alone is not justification for entering a home, uninvited, even to protect the owner from himself. Had a judge been given the facts of the case, he may have determined that the police could not enter the home, thus possibly preventing Mr. Alfone's untimely death. Following this logic, if someone dislikes me, all they need to do is falsely accuse me of being suicidal, and I may have police breaking into my home. If this were to happen in the middle of the night, I fear that by waking up to defend my home (unknowingly from police), I will be killed in the process.  (Mar 18, 2011 | post #20)

The York Daily Record

Dallastown budget proposal cuts 80 full-time staffers to ...

Public schools suffer from the same illness that plagues government. There is no competition, therefore no reason to increase performance and curb costs. Competition can be summed up simply: "The fear of being put out of business." This fear would cause school boards to cut costs, administrators reason to fight for the elimination of under-performing teachers, and teachers incentive to help their students achieve excellence. We agreed as a country many years ago that central planning does not work, yet we allow Washington DC to unconstitutionally control our education system. Now is the time to return total school control to the states, counties, and townships. An even better solution would be to get the government out completely and allow the schools to compete for their business.  (Mar 11, 2011 | post #13)

The York Daily Record

Supreme Court rules for Westboro Baptist Church in funera...

Who should decide where the line is drawn on incendiary speech? In a democracy, 51 percent of the people would be able to "lawfully " determine what is allowed and what should be banned. Fortunately our founding fathers established these united states as a constitutional republic which protects the natural rights of the minority. Most issues can be simply boiled down to the issue of natural rights. We have the right to our life, our liberty, and property. These God given right are as natural as the fingers on our hands and the noses on our faces. Self-government was established to prevent anyone from stripping us of these inalienable rights. These disgusting demonstrators were not violating the natural rights of Mr. Synder or those grieving for the lost life of Matthew Snyder. Had they violated the private property of the church, funeral home, cemetery, or Mr. Snyder, they should be held liable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As disgusting as Mr. Phelps is, he has the right to his speech, or we risk the chance of 51, or even 90 percent of the population telling us what we can and cannot say.  (Mar 2, 2011 | post #73)

Evening Sun

SPCA seizes dogs

I don't think I've ever had a dirt steak. I make sure that the beef I eat was treated humanely and fed grass as their primary source of sustenance. As I am sure you're aware the introduction of corn diets has increased the level of E. coli in cows. http://www.science daily.com/releases /2001/05/010511074 623.htm To your side note: Of course humans are far more important than animals, and many times treated more poorly. Many individuals would be more upset about a dog being abused than a human baby being aborted or Iraqi children being murdered as "collateral damage" in war. It seems, however, quite a few cat and dog lovers have no clue how the food they eat has been raised.  (Feb 23, 2011 | post #55)

Evening Sun

SPCA seizes dogs

What exactly am I paranoid about? Please fill me in on why I might be seeing black "helocoptors? " Explain to me how you can deny the existence of feed lots? The images on google search must be all fabricated? http://www.google. com/images?q=feedl ot It must also be a conspiracy theory that cows are naturally grass eaters?  (Feb 23, 2011 | post #29)

Evening Sun

SPCA seizes dogs

Does the SPCA have special powers to steal private property? If they have governmental "powers" , did they secure a search warrant from a judge before taking action? I also want to know why these raids aren't performed on poultry houses or beef feedlots. http://www.ecofrie nd.org/images/chic ken_barn.jpg http://upload.wiki media.org/wikipedi a/commons/7/75/Fee dlot-1.jpg Many of you who cringe at the image of a dog in a cage will gladly eat beef which lived a horrible life contained in a cage and fed corn instead of grass.  (Feb 23, 2011 | post #26)

The York Daily Record

Federal judge issues ban on 'don't ask, don't tell'

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 14 of the US Constitution: To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces. Article 1, Section 8, Clause 16 of the US Constitution: To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution: Congress shall make no law.......abridgin g the freedom of speech. The Constitution clearly states that the US Congress regulates, organizes, arms, and disciplines the US military. The Constitution also clearly states that Congress SHALL make NO law which abridges THE freedom of speech. Therefore, no law or regulation can abridge/punish/chi ll a military member's freedom of speech from divulging his sexual proclivities. Barry Goldwater said it best: "You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight."  (Oct 13, 2010 | post #2)

Evening Sun

A big lie about Bush tax cuts

Hear ye, hear ye, you belong to the government and work only at their pleasure. We seem to get caught in the tax debate every few years or so, while failing to analyze the real issues that cause the boom and bust. Our focus weighs too heavily on the bust; instead we should direct our attention to the artificially created boom. The policies of the Federal Reserve have created artificial/false wealth, which in turn has caused government and private parties to spend way beyond their means. In a normal economy, large investments can only be implemented after a period of savings. In fact, the only way to legitimately fund anything is through savings, not the expansion of the money supply (credit). English classical economist David Ricardo studied the booms and busts and came up with a brilliant analysis. He observed that when a money supply deviates from non-inflationary commodities (gold, silver) that supply is easily manipulated by the creation of credit and bank notes (US banks are only required to hold 10% in reserves). When banks expand credit (based on assets they do not actually hold) they make money, and consumption increases. This causes the increase of the money supply, thusly creating higher wages and prices. Exports to other countries begin to fall because they have not expanded their money supply. Therefore, they cannot afford to buy the higher priced imported items. Imports also become less expensive (think China) and flow in like water. As credit increases, the hard reserves decrease, which causes a bank panic and contraction of available credit. This begets a halt in lending and creditors begin to demand a repayment of their loans. Under normal circumstances this bust would be corrected naturally by the market. However, a policy of continued easy credit (more expansion of the money supply) creates a permanent stagnation and inability to come out of the recession. Wages may go up, but they will not be able to keep up with the vast amount of credit which is now available. The wealthy are the first to spend this inflated money (generally on hard assets) and have the advantage of acquiring them before the prices inflate. The poor are hit the hardest with the hidden tax of inflation. They have to work harder to achieve less purchasing power, while the rich are become richer. The moral of the story: Our focus should be on the boom and not the bust.  (Sep 30, 2010 | post #37)

Evening Sun

A big lie about Bush tax cuts

As long as we continue this partisan squabble we will be blind to the fact that our country has been taken over by very powerful interests, thus rendering the president as merely a puppet of their wishes. Yes, Obama was handed a huge mess by the Bush administration. What you fail to mention is that Obama has continued the same course of action as his predecessor. Obama has continued: The wars (and even escalated one); out of control spending; severe violations of our civil liberties; massive bailouts to Wall Street; and the increase in federal control over the sovereign states. If Obama is trying his best, then his best must have also been Bush's best.  (Sep 28, 2010 | post #24)

Hanover, PA

Gun Control - Hanover, PA

The right to self defense is one of our greatest natural rights. In this day and age a gun provides the best means for accomplishing this. Guns should never be banned. Numerous courts (including the Supreme Court) have ruled that the police have absolutely no responsibility to protect individuals. http://www.nytimes .com/2005/06/28/po litics/28scotus.ht ml  (Sep 28, 2010 | post #14)

Evening Sun

A big lie about Bush tax cuts

We should all agree that any form of taxation is theft. By taking a portion of your wages, the government declares that they own a portion of your labor (slavery) and can better appropriate those monies than the rightful owner. Prior to 1913 the US Government raised revenue by means of user fees, land sales, and excise taxes. While this was also a form of theft, the limited revenue ensured we had a small central government. Judge Andrew Napolitano brilliantly summarizes it best: There are only three ways to wealth in this society. The inheritance model occurs when someone dies and leaves you wealth. The economic model occurs when you trade a skill, a talent, your knowledge, sweat, energy, or creativity to a willing buyer. And a Mafia model occurs when a guy with a gun says: "Give me your money or else." Which model does the government use?  (Sep 28, 2010 | post #18)

The York Daily Record

Police use stun gun on man battling house fire

Did you consider that Mr. Baker owns his property and can do it what he desires, so long as he harms nobody or their property? The police in this incident, however, violated Mr. Baker's private property (his body). The case could be made for a taser had Mr. Baker impeded the fire department from saving other people's private property, but even that is a stretch.  (Sep 7, 2010 | post #9)

The York Daily Record

Police use stun gun on man battling house fire

"Police say no charges will be filed against Baker." What about charges against the police officers who used a taser on Mr. Barker?  (Sep 7, 2010 | post #4)

Evening Sun

Littlestown sues Adams County National Bank

Please explain to me how I am a know-nothing fool. If you have studied any shred of banking history you will quickly realize that central banking has robbed the people of their wealth, time and time again, through the hidden tax of inflation. Since the inception of the Federal Reserve in 1913, the value of the US dollar has decreased roughly 95%. In society backed 100% by specie (finite material such as gold or silver), the incentive to save would be tremendous as money would always gain value instead of losing it. We have not followed the Constitution for quite some time with our issuance of paper money. The main reason this provision was added to the Constitution was the massive inflation suffered by the Colonists during the War of Secession from England. The term, "not worth a Continental", was adopted due to the flooding of the economy with paper currency called Continentals. I doubt you would claim Thomas Jefferson to be a "libtard ", so you might find this following text to be enlightening. "I sincerely believe... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. "Put down all banks, admit none but a metallic circulation that will take its proper level with the like circulation in other countries, and then our manufacturers may work in fair competition with those of other countries, and the import duties which the government may lay for the purposes of revenue will so far place them above equal competition." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Pinckney, 1820. Read a few books on fraction reserve banking and then get back to me.  (Jul 28, 2010 | post #16)

Evening Sun

Littlestown sues Adams County National Bank

The dirty little secret is that all banks are involved in criminal activity through the use of fractional reserve banking. A bank is only required to maintain 10% of the depositer's money in Federal Reserve Notes (which are as Federal as Federal Express). Think the FDIC will bail you out in the event of a bank run? Think again. In 2008 it was reported that the FDIC has only 1.22% in reserves. Littlestown and all communities nationwide should be filing suit against the Federal Reserve for the crime of fraud.  (Jul 28, 2010 | post #4)