Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Article IV Section 4

EDITOR:

This is an open letter to my Congressional Representative Tom McClintock and all citizens of America.

Article IV Section 4 of the United States Constitution states:

“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.”

The Obama administration is clearly and willfully violating this article.

I call on Congressman McClintock to draft Articles of Impeachment against Mr. Obama for failure to carry out his Constitutional duties.

Anyone who agrees with this assessment, please contact your representatives.

Thank you.

WILLARD F. SCHMEHL
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  • Greenwood BillApril 01, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    And how is He doing this? You need to check your tin-foil hat, I think it';s on too tight.

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  • 1036-FrankApril 03, 2013 - 7:53 am

    Might be talking about the open southern border where in the last week 200,000 were caught illegally entering the country because the amnesty rumor is back. This is an invasion. He might be talking about the drug cartel gangs who are entering unchecked and murdering people and setting up drug production across the country. This is an invasion. Might be talking about the several thousand felons released on purpose to cause chaos. Or is it the Kenyan invasion of illegal relatives?

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  • James E.April 03, 2013 - 8:13 am

    Wow, 200,000 caught crossing the border in one week. That's 28,571 a day. The border patrol must have been very busy. Or, did 1036-Frank just pull those numbers out of you know what? 1036 is a very angry man.

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  • Greenwood BillApril 03, 2013 - 8:16 am

    Hey Frank, turn off Faux "news" it's rotting your brain. If you beleive any of what you just said, get help. They have meds for that.

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  • 1036-FrankApril 03, 2013 - 9:33 am

    The numbers of detained illegals and those to be processed are not hard to find. Most of those who are detained and returned will be back. I am one of the few here who has actually been on the border and have seen for myself what is going on and it is a reality check, it is an invasion, a dangerous one that threatens every legal citizen. The meds the Bummer would love everyone to be on so they can get SSI, no thanks, there are already the new 50 million on welfare and untold millions on SSI for invented things like insomnia, depression and complaint of pain along with general "lack of achievement syndrome.".

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  • arnold langeApril 04, 2013 - 11:29 pm

    frank says "Might be talking about the open southern border where in the last week 200,000 were caught illegally entering the country"...the open southern border, 200,000 caught? A. the border doesn't appear to be open and B. the border patrol under pres Obama is doing an outstanding job which kind of negates the arguement.

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  • 1036-FrankApril 05, 2013 - 9:52 am

    Detentions are up 53% this year alone of illegals crossing into the Southwest border areas, this is all based on the latest amnesty proposal rumor. Believe me, these people crossing into the country are often on the run for crimes, often for violent crimes in their home country and while entering illegally here there are no background checks, disease screening, fingerprint/dna profile screening, nothing until they commit new crimes if caught. So far, the Bummer has had almost five years to secure the border for the safety of legal residents and like everything else, nothing was done. Now it appears these drug cartel hit squads are being hired out to prison gangs for murders of law enforcement officials and the border states will again have to provide their own security and law enforcement while the Bummer is out fund raising yet again.

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  • James E.April 05, 2013 - 10:23 am

    1036-Frank, you fault the President for not securing the southern border. The border is approximately 1,951 miles -- how do you suggest that border should be secured airtight? A 50 foot wall? Show me a 50 foot wall and I'll show you a 51 foot ladder. Or, perhaps, 1,951 miles of mine fields -- a Bouncing Betty (step on it, it bounces up about waist high and goes off) will discourage those wanting to cross. OK, your ideas on how to secure 1,951 miles of border?

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  • 1036-FrankApril 05, 2013 - 10:53 am

    Israel is the model to follow. They closed their border with Egypt in about 2 years and now about zero illegals are getting in. They also are excellent in airline and school safety and mandatory military service. Our border is fenced in some areas, so it is not all of it to be closed now. If we could build the Alaskan Highway, 1397 miles in about a year in 1942, we can get this done as well. The last several President's are all to blame, but 5 years of nothing is a disaster.

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  • DeeApril 05, 2013 - 11:17 am

    "Arrests are actually up 13 percent compared with the same time last year. The number was 170,223 in 2012, and is 192,298 this year." Figures are from Customs and Border Protection for the first quarters of 2012 and 2013. This shows that the border is secure according to Secretary Napolitano. Therefore the only logical conclusion is disband the Border Patrol and walk away because a 1,951 border is too difficult for the United States to secure and protective of her citizens is immaterial.

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  • James E.April 05, 2013 - 11:24 am

    1036-Frank, so are you suggesting a 1,951 mile fence (except for those miles already secured -- if they are, in fact, secured)? How high? What type that cannot be breached? How did Israel do their much shorter border, and isn't it patrolled 24/7 by their Army? Massive construction and military costs in a time when deficits and national debt take precedence over everything -- cannot have your cake and eat it too. We need a secure border, but I don't see it happening anytime soon.

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  • DeeApril 05, 2013 - 11:24 am

    "1,951 miles" and "protection" not protective

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  • James E.April 05, 2013 - 11:44 am

    And, how about our border with Canada? For most of it you can step over the line (is it painted on the ground) and be in the United States. This must STOP -- are you aware that most of the comedians that have been on Saturday Night Live are from Canada and also a number of movie stars are Canadian? Letterman's band leader Paul is a Canadian and has accepted honors from the Canadian government! How long before we have a Canadian president? That new Senator from Texas (I've suppressed his name) was born in Canada. So many Canadians because our border is not secure. This tongue in cheek comment does not distract from my belief our southern border should be secured when we finally get around to securing it.

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  • 1036-FrankApril 05, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    I agree that bad ungrateful Canadian actors should be banned from the U.S. like Jim Carey and his new make-fun of the USA music video. My suggestion for the border; take the 50 million on welfare and millions on SSI and SSDI and put them to work like the CCC in the 1930-1940's OR lose their benefits just like the UK found out they suddenly resume working when a legit doctor's exam is required for a check, we have a labor force that has vanished because of the easily defrauded welfare SSI/SSDI system.

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  • James E.April 05, 2013 - 12:40 pm

    1036-Frank, I don't think taking the sick and lame and putting them into forced Labor Battalions is going to cut it. Rather than securing the border, your comment reveals you have political fish to fry regarding welfare and SSI and SSDI. However, I've always like the CCC idea and thought it should have been established four years ago to employ young Americans doing reconstruction work in their local communities. Didn't happen of course -- we would rather have unemployment.

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  • DeeApril 05, 2013 - 5:30 pm

    He,he he--It is starting-"email sent to Border Patrol agents stationed in the El Centro border sector by a supervisor: Enforcement Personnel, Due to budget concerns and ammunition availability, we will not be getting issued any proficiency ammunition for next quarter. In addition to these reductions, we are also being limited to qualification ammo only. What this means to you is that you will not receive the normal 150 rounds for practice and we will not have any extra ammunition for a combat course following normal qualifications. If you have the ammunition available and would like extra practice during your qualification day, the firearms instructors will have a training course available for Indio Station Personnel, keeping in mind basic marksmanship skills as well as tactical training with a limited amount of ammunition. You are not required to bring your own ammunition. If you do not have extra ammo to bring, you will be given extra time to clean and maintain your issued handgun as well as station long arms. If you have any questions about this quarters (sic) quals please feel free to send me your concerns."

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  • rosalie wohlfrommApril 10, 2013 - 6:43 am

    This same letter was published in the Auburn Journal on March 31st. No one could figure out what he was talking about then either.

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  • bobApril 10, 2013 - 7:57 am

    Move camp pendleton to ca. southern border, then when you cross the border you will be stepping on to a marine base and will be shot. It will be closer to the terrain of where the gov is sending troops to war. take the land by eminent domain and trade with the feds.Huge job creator, calif sells land to developers, new area to grow ca. solid from LA to SD. new growth on so. border. win-win

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  • bobApril 10, 2013 - 7:58 am

    LOL

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  • kggApril 10, 2013 - 8:57 am

    it's president obama's fault that parts of our almost 2000 mile long southern border are not secured? this has been happening since the treaty of guadalupe hidalgo in 1848. blame presidents polk, taft, roosevelt, reagan, and bush. that's just as ridiculous.

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  • NancyApril 10, 2013 - 10:10 am

    It is the fault of every president there has ever been for not securing our border. They never will either.

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  • Tom GibneyApril 10, 2013 - 12:21 pm

    Of course Obama himself ,like any idiot politician won't close the border because there are potential voters coming across. Why do you think the Democrats hate a voter ID law??? More votes for the Democrats Get those illegals hooked up on welfare and free meds! Mind you there are also a lot of hard working people who came here Illegally who went legit.. However, the climate of coddling illegals, gang members and the such is all to prevalent it seems. Thus any politician using common sense about protecting the border is badmouthed as some racist Nazi conservative...By God we should throw all those nasty Constitution loving Americans in Jail and leave all those nice illegals alone! Don't laugh to loud some of you on the left DO have that thought and that is pretty sad.

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  • James E.April 10, 2013 - 12:43 pm

    There was a discussion a couple of days ago about the problems with closing the border -- about 1,950 miles from California to Texas. Tom, tell us how those politicians using common sense would close that border? So easy to say, so hard to do. Mine fields patrolled 24/7 by 20 Mechanized Infantry Divisions? We would have to increase the size of the Army. But, perhaps I'm wrong. Tell me how a common sense politician (do they exist?) would do it.

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  • DB SmithApril 10, 2013 - 1:28 pm

    Colonel, Instead of a pat on the back and free benefits a good start would be true consequences for crossing illegally. Kinda like what they do. I've always believed that the military training stations positioned along the border is a great idea. Well back to the wet concrete.

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  • James E.April 10, 2013 - 2:47 pm

    DB, you doing concrete? You're a better man than I am.

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  • Dink LaneApril 10, 2013 - 3:33 pm

    So according to this conversation..... NO One is crossing the Northern Border -- Right? EVERY-single visa holder who comes in on a plane, goes home -- Right?..... Didn't the 19-Hijackers come in on Visas? But still it's only the Brown people crossing the Southern Border that are the problem, -- Right!

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  • Dink LaneApril 10, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    Article 4-Sec. 4 was written in response to ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION..... That lasted on 177 days..... BECAUSE states were fighting each other.... That's what the Constitution starts with "In order to form a MORE PERFECT UNION....".... Nice try Schmehl..... Why didn't you get upset when BUSH allowed "Warrentless Wiretaps".... You know the 4th AMENDMENT... I searched the papers.... You didn't call for Bush's IMPEACHMENT.... But then that would Cheney on the throne.... UCK!

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  • Ken SteersApril 10, 2013 - 4:25 pm

    Oh bother, I'd debate DINK if it were real. The fact is both sides are right. We don't have a rush of Canadians coming across our Northern Boarders except to purchase our medicine. We keep spending monies on failed policies. Such as stopping people and sending them back across the boarder. The fact is that the Government drastically reduced the working visa program after providing amnesty in the '80's. A statement to the world that we'll allow those descendants of Spanish ancestry but no more. The argument on the Right is "they take our jobs". None of my kids mow their own lawns. Heck none of them even own a lawn mower. None of my kids have engineering degrees for that matter. Try hiring a programming engineer here in Sacramento who isn't from India. Or "Al Qaeda is sneaking across our boarder from the South". They could just as easily sneak in from the North. I say grant working visas to those who seek work. Check them before you give them a working permit for I.E.D's. If they have one, then set it off with them strapped to it. Also set up something like, they must have a sponsor or a job already waiting. To argue that you don't want that answer is specious because guess what? The US Bureau of Land Management has been doing just that for 30 years. They hire Mexican workers, paid prevailing wage to build fences all over the US today. The BLM bids to a contractor of Mexican descent and he sponsors the men from his region to perform the contract then they go home until the next bid is awarded. A question I would like someone from the Left to answer is "why are Democrat leaders and Org.'s such as La Raza blocking discussion and a vote that specifically address's the working visa issue? If we re-instituted the worker visa program we could, at the very least stop calling them undocumented aliens who take our jobs. And then call then documented aliens who take...

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  • Jim RiordanApril 11, 2013 - 10:58 am

    Ken, and Col. James. I like the idea of growing our army to close off those 1,900+ miles, threaten to shoot, then shoot and let'em fall on THEIR side Those that are captured could be given forced "on the job training" building extensions of the fence with concertina topping. . . . and use all those wasted ILLEGAL alien benefit dollars to pay our soldiers.

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  • Dink LaneApril 11, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    Oh Ken, Ken, Ken. You are such a treasure-trove of Miss-FOX-information..... My sisters and I picked fruit and grapes in the summer along side the Migrant Workers (Whites as well as Mexicans) all through our high school years. ..... I was standing up on a ladder on payday when suddenly for some strange reason.... The Border Patrol was called.... Hum... Ceasar Chavez unionized the migrant workers.... What? Pay them even when the Border Patrol was after them anyway? ..... How about bathrooms and drinking water.... NO, those things were not there BEFORE....... In the Summer of 1969 Boswell and Salyer tried to BREAK the union..... so they went down to Mexico themselves.... and recruited workers.... NOT legal workers..... AND Paid them way BELOW MINIMUM WAGES..... AMERICANS do want to work and they would work in the fields.... Even high-schoolers.... But they are not going work for the big-money farms such as AIRWAY FARMS, ANDERSON CLAYTON & CO. BOSTON RANCH (Boswell's business), CORT RANCH, GRIFFEN INC., and WESTHAVEN FARMING (to name only a few) because illegal-immigrant workers can't report being ripped off. Like I said... My sisters and I picked fruit in the valley, and I have seen people try to get work in the fields but these big agribusinesses won't hire them. The workers in Salinas Valley are Union and they get paid close to $20/hr.... and you're Broccoli and Artichokes are still cheap....(Sorry about your sons not mowing the lawns. My grandson does for the neighbor all the time.)...... Point being....Farmers and Businesses who want slave labor are enticing the illegals....not al Qaeda... (I though Glenn Beck wasn't around anymore?)

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  • Ken SteersApril 11, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    So the left doesn't want working visas and that is why they have purposefully made a mess of the immigration issue. FYI I picked strawberries and green beans as a kid. My whole family was fruit pickers. But the biggest difference between me and dink is I'm real.

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  • Dink LaneApril 11, 2013 - 2:55 pm

    How many Agribusinesses do you know that are on the left?.... McClintock took $13,000 from the Kern County ranches just this last Nov.... Keep ignoring the corruption and blame it on the Left.... That's what they want....

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  • DB SmithApril 11, 2013 - 5:08 pm

    Dink ~ It doesn't matter if you're left, right, middle, up, down or upside down. Illegal immigration takes away jobs, and tax payer money from the american citizen. They are everywhere...restaurants, car washes, construction, janitorial, agriculture, masonry, landscaping, etc.. Democratic California is the number one leading culprit in harboring illegal immigrants. California is flat out BROKE and that is due to failed management including illegal immigration.

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  • Ken SteersApril 11, 2013 - 6:25 pm

    But DB! The economic depression California is experiencing is because of Tom McClintock. This message brought to you by dink. Sometimes it's hard to remember that shills like dink are not posting for any reason other than creating subterfuge. Saul Alinsky trained. We have to wake up and realize that these people on the left, garon, richard and dink hate our system and long for a socialist anarchy. Most likely because they feel cheated in life. Quite possibly first realized in the showers after gym class.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 11, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    DB, Ken I posted this awhile back--thought id bring it back...http://www.renewoureconomy.org/neweconomy after you read...look under "about us" The big money people want the "best" coming in--laws will be changed

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  • DB SmithApril 11, 2013 - 6:55 pm

    Ah...showers after gym class. We always had to shower after gym class unless you had a doctor's excuse. Swatting butts with a wet towel was a highlight. Recently one of my grandsons was one of the very few that would always shower after PE but it was frowned on and not mandatory which left a bunch of stinky teens. Ken I think showers in school are almost a thing of the past now, just like having a winning team for the little ones in entry level sports. We wouldn't want to hurt anyones feelings if someone were to win or lose at something, especially the left wing whiny a*s parent. It's a tie is just a another lie added to the mix.

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  • DB SmithApril 11, 2013 - 7:07 pm

    Frances, sorry, but I saw a picture of Bloomberg and I just couldn't go any further.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 11, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    It is okay DB--the point is big money is backing immigration law changes--not out of equality...but in order to get the brightest to come to our country. Laws will change

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