Welcome to Licentia Loquendi, founded January 2009. L2 is a team blog that focuses primarily on political, military and Constitutional issues with a Conservative Christian slant. We are two college students, a Navy corpsman, an Army sniper and a Vietnam era Army veteran.

Each writer has free reign over postings. One writer's views are not necessarily the views of all writers.

30 March 2010

Ranger Up Video Contest

For those of you who are fans of Ranger Up apparel, Ranger Up is hosting a video contest (deadline: 15 Apr). Make a pro-RU video. Two first prizes: $250/$250 credit at RU. Two second prizes: $100/$100 credit at RU. Click the image above to be directed to the RU site.

Bodies of 21 Babies Found Dumped in Chinese River

Bodies of 21 babies have been discovered in plastic bags in a river in eastern China and authorites suspect they were dumped there by local hospitals, state media reported Tuesday.

An initial investigation showed that eight of the 21 babies wore identification tags on their feet tracing them back to Jining Medical College Hospital in Shandong province, the according to the People's Daily Web site. The other 13 were unidentified.

Three of the eight were admitted to the hospital in critical condition, the report said.

South Korea's president ordered the military on alert Tuesday for any moves by rival North Korea after the defense minister said last week's explosion that sank a South Korean ship may have been caused by a North Korean mine.

The blast ripped the 1,200-ton ship apart last Friday night during a routine patrol near Baengnyeong Island near the tense maritime border west of the divided Korean peninsula. Fifty-eight crew members, including the captain, were plucked to safety; 46 are missing, with dim prospects for their survival.

A 53-year-old diver who lost consciousness during the underwater mission to locate the missing crewmen died Tuesday, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. A second diver was being treated for injuries, officials said.

A prominent southeast Arizona rancher likely was killed by an illegal immigrant, but there's no evidence to suggest there was any confrontation that led to the shooting, authorities said Monday.

The body of Robert Krentz, 58, was located before midnight Saturday on his 35,000-acre ranch about 35 miles northeast of Douglas after his brother reported that he had lost radio contact with Krentz earlier in the day. . . .

Investigators said Krentz apparently came upon one person when he was shot. Krentz was heard telling his brother "illegal alien" on the radio earlier Saturday, and the area of the killing is a known smuggling corridor, according to authorities.

While Krentz was still in his vehicle, mortally wounded, he managed to drive the ATV away from the scene at a high rate of speed before becoming unconscious. The ATV still had its lights on and the engine running when authorities found it.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's hometown of Searchlight, Nev., served as kickoff site Saturday for the latest Tea Party Express tour -- and apparently Reid's supporters weren't too happy about it.

The conservative Tea Party activists were there to protest the policies of Reid and other Democratic leaders, and Reid supporters staged their own protest, with some allegedly throwing eggs at a Tea Party Express bus.

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart said he witnessed the egg-throwing while speaking with some of the Reid supporters, though a video of the scene is inconclusive.

Breitbart's story was backed up by Levi Russell, a Tea Party Express spokesman.

22 March 2010

It's A Baby Killer

While I am deeply upset with the passage of the healthcare bill and disappointed in our congressmen for so blatantly ignoring the wishes of their constituents, I am encouraged by the fact that God is in control. He has a plan for this country.

Rep. Randy Neaugebauer, R-Texas, released a statement taking ownership of last night’s “baby killer” comment shouted while Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., was speaking Sunday night. . . .
“Last night was the climax of weeks and months of debate on a health care bill that my constituents fear and do not support. In the heat and emotion of the debate, I exclaimed the phrase ‘it’s a baby killer’ in reference to the agreement reached by the Democratic leadership. While I remain heartbroken over the passage of this bill and the tragic consequences it will have for the unborn, I deeply regret that my actions were mistakenly interpreted as a direct reference to Congressman Stupak himself. “I have apologized to Mr. Stupak and also apologize to my colleagues for the manner in which I expressed my disappointment about the bill. The House Chamber is a place of decorum and respect. The timing and tone of my comment last night was inappropriate.”
If only our congressmen would say what they mean, what they think, more often. The next generation of Americans is being annihilated, and Rep. Neugebauer can't say that the bill is a baby killer. Which, considering the fact that it supports abortion, it is. The inclusion of funded abortions relegates those in support of it to the role of murderers. And yet people at my college can stick posters across campus advertising that "meat's not green" and that we need to save the polar bears.

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. -John 16:33

11 March 2010

Perverting The Vision

Imagine with me if you will a day when you don't make decisions for yourself, but a much higher authority does. This includes what you can do, how much exercise you are required based on health records, you have become a mere pawn in the largest game of chess ever played. This is not 1984 or some other Orwellian plot; but the very future of our lives.
Rumor on the street has it that congress is currently discussing a bill that would make it illegal for a cook to put salt in your food at a resturarnt. As absurd as this sounds lawmakers have been doing this type of thing since the dawn of time. There are two main purposes for this: 1 in what Glenn Beck refers to as the nanny state lawmakers try to think for us in what they think is our best interest when really its common sense, such as seat belt laws. Granted they do save lives, but why do we need the government to step in and tell us that we have to do something when it boils down to common sense. I call it survival of the fittest, if you are too stupid for your own good you prevent yourself from contaminating the gene pool. 2 this what congress does to justify their existance. There are only so many things to do, so they make up B.S. problems to create laws to fix them, which never fix the so called problem in the first place, and only create more problems. Look at global warming as a prime example. Remember they fear that if we can no longer justify paying them they will disappear.
Now think of what this means, no pasta. When boiling water to make pasta you add salt. Believe it or not but salt goes into cakes, and cookies too. So they are ruining our diets and restricting our rights. Be it the day when somebody tells me that I can't eat something because they said so. Now here is the big question, when our founding fathers gave established our government they gave it certain powers, so as to prevent tyranny. So how can they legally do this? It clearly states in the tenth amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution, nor prohibitted by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. Now I want you to show me in the constitution where it says that they can control what I can eat. IF you can come up with some goofy clause that allows this leave me a comment. What we have a country have allowed this them to go unquestioned. At the same time where does this facillitate socialized medicine? Clearly the American people have forgotten the number of lives given to prevent us from livening under a government that over stepped its bounds. We fought the Brits because we thought the king was a tyrant. Also, the common misconception that the War Between the States, was fought over slavery is wrong. The Emmancipation Proclamation was written after the Battle of Antiemn in 1862. Fort Sumpter the battle that started the war, started on April 12, 1861. Wouldn't it make sense that if that was about slavery that the Proclamation would've been written first? No it boils down to states rights, the south knew that the government was becoming too powerful and they stood up against that. When are we going to say enough is enough? Their power stems from our consent, they are there to benifit us not control us like a gulag. All branches of government continue to allow unconstitutional laws to be passed, as a result all that what our country once stood for is being corrupted and we are loosing our national identity.

07 March 2010

Saudi Jeans

I found this video, and a link to two other commercials from the same campaign, at Saudi Jeans, a blog by a 25-year-old Saudi man. Saudi Jeans focuses primarily on politics, human rights, women's rights and freedoms. I also forwarded this video to my History professor.

Also, this is Mid-Term week for me, and then the following week is Spring Break, so posting will be intermittent on my end.