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I was told as a kid that when someone was talking bad about you and began making things up about you they were really afraid of you.

So when the Liberal Progressives keep talking and making things up about the TEA Party folks, what they are really saying is that they are afraid of us. The reason they are afraid of us is because we stand for the truth and they can't stand it.

Let's keep dishing out the truth so that they will show their true colors; RED.

This is a song that I really like.
KEEP THE CHANGE
 

This is a new page called "Your Freedoms", I will try and give you articles that the Main Stream News Media isn't telling us the truth about.

My fellow Patriots remember this, without faith there is no hope, without hope there is no freedom and with out freedom this Great Country of ours will not exist. Don't give up, keep fighting to keep this great country of ours.

If you learn the truth about the past and you teach the truth of the past, hopefully the bad will not be repeated in the future.

True Patriots stand for freedom in any type of weather.

Without a since of morality this country can not survive.

I'm against violence but step on, spit on, burn or disrespect the flag or the Constitution of these United States you are doing the same to me and I will not tolerate it and violence you shall have.

We have to tell the parents and grandparents to educate the children about what America is about. Because the school systems are failing to teach them the real and true history. We ourselves must learn more about our heritage. If you learn the truth about the past and you teach the truth of the past, hopefully the bad will not be repeated in the future. You also just have to teach 5 people and in turn tell each of the 5 to teach 5. 

 

I'm always on the right side and the right side is the side of Jesus Christ and the U. S. Constitution.


We The People need to get this new congress to do something more than just be lawmakers. They need to be Patriots and lead because we shouldn't have to follow any ones lead. We have people with the best ideas; if we are unbound and not having to worry about all the PC crap we can be the best again. Let's keep the new congress's feet to the fire.

 

WE THE PEOPLE must respect the office of the President but we do not have to respect the person holding that office.

By avoiding conflict you are denying yourself freedom.

 

McCaul- Jackson Lee border bill will lead to amnesty

The McCaul-Jackson Lee border bill, H.R.1417, has already passed through the House Homeland Security Committee with bipartisan support, and it is likely Speaker Boehner may bring this bill to the House floor, thus making it the potential vehicle for conference with the Senate amnesty bill.

The bill - improperly called the Border Security Results Act - will do anything but deliver results on the border. The bill weakens current law and simply calls for the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to develop a plan to secure the border. Should DHS not implement its own plan, the bill only requires the Secretary to send a report to Congress explaining why.

The bill also weakens current federal law in at least three major areas:

  • Current law requires DHS to achieve and maintain full operational control of both land and maritime borders, but H.R.1417 only requires submission of a plan to gain control of high traffic areas and the Southwest border.
  • Current law defines operational control as the prevention of all unlawful entries, but H.R.1417 changes the definition to a 90% apprehension rate of all known unlawful entries as determined by DHS.
  • Current law requires a biometric entry/exit system at all ports of entry, but H.R.1417 allows DHS to replace a biometric system with an alternate plan.

The bill has already received accolades from amnesty advocates, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee. Rep. Jackson-Lee is a lead sponsor of the bill, while Rep. Pelosi has removed the Senate's border security plan from her amnesty bill (H.R.15) and replaced it with the McCaul-Jackson Lee bill.

The Secretary of Homeland Security is already required to report on the status of U.S. borders, gain and maintain operational control of U.S. borders, and implement a biometric entry/exit system at ports of entry. This bill weakens current law because it wouldn't actually force these things to occur, it only requires DHS to submit "plans" on how they could be accomplished. Further, only 90% control of the southwest border is considered, ignoring the rest of the U.S. international land and maritime borders. What use is a bill that asks DHS to submit plans to accomplish smaller goals that they are already supposed to have accomplished? H.R. 1417, the McCaul - Jackson Lee bill must be defeated.

Flawed Biometric Exit Legislation

Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) and a bipartisan group of five other U.S. Representatives have introduced H.R. 3141, the Biometric Exit Improvement Act of 2013.  This bill is a noble attempt at monitoring who is entering and exiting our country.  Sadly, the bill is flawed in one key area:

  • While the bill requires full implementation of a biometric exit system at all ports of entry, it does not require checks for non-pedestrian crossings at land ports. The bill would exclude passengers in trucks, cars, trains, and buses even though current law requires checks for all border crossers.

This flaw will allow millions of people to cross our land borders without the government having any biometric record of their travels. Approximately one-fourth of all foreign visitors to and from the United States come across our land borders in a vehicle.

Worse still, pro-amnesty Senators have made it clear that they will use any House-passed immigration bill as a vehicle to move their blanket amnesty bill to President Obama's desk.  This cannot be allowed to happen.

The newly introduced Biometric Exit Improvement Act, H.R. 3141 has two major flaws. First, it can be used by the Senate as a vehicle to pass their comprehensive amnesty, and second,  it weakens current law by excluding vehicular traffic at all land ports from biometric exit requirements.  Please oppose this bill!

 

The Intelligence Reform Act of 2004 requires DHS to implement biometric scans at all ports of entry, as recommended by the 9/11 Commission, so we know who enters and who leaves the country. Sadly, DHS has thus far refused to enact this part of the law and America remains at risk of terrorist acts and increased illegal immigration.

 

H.R. 3141 would weaken current law by excluding those exiting the country in motor vehicles at all land ports from biometric requirements. This exclusion would exempt 25% of all border crossers from biometric checks.  If this law passes, DHS wouldn't know who was still in the country.  Furthermore, passing this law would play into the hands of the pro-amnesty Senators who want the House to pass an immigration bill so they can go to a conference committee and force their mass amnesty on the American people.

Record Numbers in Poverty Under Obama

The medium income of American households dropped by $2,627 during President Barack Obama's first term — and the number of people in poverty rose by about 6,667,000, according to a new report from the Census Bureau.

Some 46,496,000 Americans are now in poverty, the highest number ever and a 16.73 percent increase from 2008 when Obama took office.

Overall, 15 percent of Americans are considered to be living in poverty, up from 13.2 percent in 2008.

But the figures are much higher for blacks and Hispanics — 27 percent of blacks and 25.6 percent of Hispanics are living in poverty. The rate for non-Hispanic whites is 9.7 percent.

More than one-fifth of all Americans under age 18 — 21.8 percent — are in poverty, as are 9.1 percent of those 65 and older.

A single individual earning less than $11,270 last year was considered to be in poverty. For two-person households, the threshold is $14,937; for three-person households, $18,284; for a family of four, $23,492.

Last year, the real medium household income in America was $51,017, a 4.89 percent drop from 2008. Median income dropped in every year of Obama's first term.

For black households, medium income last year was $33,321, according to the report "Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States," released on Tuesday.

The income and poverty estimates shown in the report are based solely on money income before taxes and do not include the value of noncash benefits, such as those provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicare, Medicaid, public housing, or employer-provided fringe benefits.

25 Republicans give Democrats the power to fund Obamacare

On September 27, 2013, the United States Senate voted to fund Obamacare.

There were 25 Republicans who betrayed their principles and voted for cloture, giving Democrats the power to implement this terrible law.


This is a disappointing loss, but the bill now goes back to the House where Republicans must hold their ground and refuse to fund Obamacare. 

Here are the 25 Senate Republicans who voted to allow Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Democrats to fund Obamacare:

Lamar Alexander (R-TN)                         John Cornyn (R-TX)

Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)                                Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

John Barrasso (R-WY)                            John Hoeven (R-ND)

Roy Blunt (R-MO)                                   Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

John Boozman (R-AR)                           Mike Johanns (R-NE)

Richard Burr (R-NC)                              Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)                       Mark Kirk (R-IL)

Jeff Chiesa (R-NJ)                                  John McCain (R-AZ)

Dan Coats (R-IN)                                    Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Tom Coburn (R-OK)                               Lisa Murkowksi (R-AK)

Thad Cochran (R-MS)                             John Thune (R-SD)

Susan Collins (R-ME)                             Roger Wicker (R-MS)

Bob Corker (R-TN)                                

 There were a lot of people who worked against us in this fight, but nobody worked harder to fund Obamacare in the Senate than Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Republican Leader.

Mitch McConnell pressured several Republicans to withdraw their names from the letter pledging to oppose Obamacare funding, he falsely accused conservatives of supporting a government shutdown, and he actively encouraged Republicans to support cloture this week so the Democrats could fund Obamacare.

If Mitch McConnell had not opposed this effort, there is no question that we would have won the vote today. He showed that he has clout in Washington. Unfortunately, he used it to hurt millions of American families.

I would like to thank U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) for their extraordinary courage. 

Most Republicans promise to stand up for conservative principles during the campaign, but then let us down after they're elected. 

Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are different. They deliver. 

 These 25 showed their true colors; therefore “We the People” must fire them. They were not willing to stand-up for us in a time of crises and believe me this is a crisis.

The case against political parties

1. Parties pressure “their own” to vote for candidates and bills that may not be constitutional. National headquarters also affect grassroots.

2. Politicians represent the party, not the people, because the party raised money, supported and promoted them.

3. Many people do not think about nor research candidates, but rather vote for what (party), not who. They have a herding mentality.

4. Jesse Ventura, Joe Lieberman and others illustrated that the parties are not needed to win and that many people do not like either party.

5. Republicans and Democrats (“Republicrats”) especially tend to spin information to their favor and/or against the opposing party.

6. Parties are not as useful as they were before the Internet, telephones and the mass media became popular. Decades ago people relied on parties to provide political information.

7. Parties are partisan and so will defend their members regardless of the truth. “Put party first.” Partisanship is emotional, not based on truth or law. Our “representatives” sometimes “vote on party lines”. However, the parties do protect each other if it benefits their parties. Both parties try to keep constitutional candidates out. See Muzafer Sherif’s camp experiment, 1961.

8. Parties complain about and call their “opponent” names just because of tradition and because they are a competitor, regardless of the truth. They bicker, tattle and cheat like kids.

9. Parties are hypocrites and ignore the Golden Rule. They defend their own when they do an immoral and/or an unlawful act, but complain when someone of the other party does the same act.

10. Parties use primary elections that are not stated in our national constitution and exclude people of other parties or not in a party. Primary elections are only for parties, but county and state governments operate them and cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

11. Parties ignore some laws because they are afraid obeying these laws will anger some of their members and/or give the other party reason for criticism. Obeying laws restricts the power of parties and makes them appear uncompassionate.

12. Parties do not want to restrain their actions to within the boundaries of our Constitution because the other party will then have more power or options. Both like big, intrusive and oppressive government, but in different ways – Republicans socially+-, Democrats economically+-.

13. The mass media mostly covers candidates of these 2 major parties. This is not fair to other parties and those running as an independent.

14. The mass media is mostly biased toward Democrats, so no one else gets equal or fair coverage.

15+ at sites below

  Support the extinction of the greedy, lying, corrupt political parties: Register as independent/unaffiliated/no party preference on the Internet, by mail or elsewhere. Make copies of this and pass them out. Stop giving money to and volunteering for political party events. Tell others to quit their party and be independent, open-minded thinkers who vote for the person, not the party. Repeatedly pester parties to cease. Cost them money whenever you can. Play politics against them as they do to us

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The Reason for Obama’s Amnesty

 In my opinion amnesty will put us in a direct nose dive economically. When people come here illegally they take jobs away from us. They will become slaves to big companies because they can hire them for a lower wage. Then instead of putting the money they make back into the American economy they send it back to their country, this will stimulate theirs not America’s.

 Just like the Health Care Bill this administration needs the Amnesty Bill to pass. The ones that come here illegally are mostly thugs and criminals. They have no pride they just want something for nothing. If these illegal immigrants want to become Americans, then I say come through the front door not the back.

Obama already has his so called Generals in place, now he needs the soldiers that will fight for him. He needs to re-institute the draft but before he does that he has to reduce the size of the military which he's done. That's why he wants amnesty for all the illegal’s that is here. He pays them using the Amnesty Bill. This is where Amnesty comes in. Then have a selective service draft. That way he could have the people that would fight for him not against him. Then he can start implementing the take over of this great country of ours. The goal of every progressive is ‘assimilation’. You cannot have a NWO with borders. Why do you think that he wants an open border?

Every time Obama does something he is hurting this great country of ours and spitting on our flag. Then he tells us that it’s for the good of the people, but is it? To me when he says this he is actually saying that he wants us “We the People” to give up a little of our Freedom or Liberty. Well I say, remember that the United States American flag has bought us Freedom and it still waves proudly over the skies of this Great Nation of ours. Step on, spit on, burn or disrespect the flag and you disrespect me. Remember our forefathers fought and died for this flag and so shall I. Also remember that there is nothing grander than seeing that Grand Old Flag waving in the breeze everyday. So I ask that you take a minute and thank The Lord for a country that can still have a flag like ours, a symbol of Freedom, Liberty and the Word of God. 

Night of the Voting Dead

Did you know that voting officials see dead people?

No, zombies haven't taken a liking to voting; it’s because voter registration lists often contain people that are deceased or have moved. These are some of the “anomalies” that infect as many as 10% of voter registration lists. And it’s one reason why it’s easy for voter fraud to occur.

Liberals like Hillary Clinton dismiss voter fraud as a “phantom epidemic.” But the facts say otherwise.

Of particular concern right now is Maryland.

Election Integrity Maryland is researching their state’s voter registration rolls, using publicly available information. The group has submitted evidence of 1,400 irregularities in the voter rolls to the MD State Board of Elections.

Working with Election Integrity Maryland, True the Vote has uncovered 173 cases of interstate voter fraud in Florida and Maryland. True the Vote’s research follows a series of similar findings in Florida, Ohio, New York and Rhode Island, sparking criminal investigations.

In a letter calling for an investigation of the alleged 173 cases that True the Vote has uncovered, the House Republican Caucus wrote:

“Over the past year, there have been three indictments related to voter fraud in Maryland. The first was a high-profile case involving congressional candidate Wendy Rosen. In last month two women were indicted in separate voter fraud cases in Montgomery and Frederick Counties…True the Vote, a national voters’ rights and election integrity organization, released a report, citing 173 cases of voter fraud in Maryland in federal elections since 2006. Clearly, there is something very wrong in Maryland.”

Yes, there is clearly something wrong in Maryland. And no doubt, these cases can be found in many other states as well.

There is something wrong when government refuses to clean up the voter lists so that people can be assured that an election won’t become ‘Night of the Voting Dead.’

There is something wrong when Eric Holder is aggressively trying stop states from enacting common sense election reform laws and requiring Voter ID.

It’s obviously left to you and me to bring voting fraud to light, to do the research that the “authorities” won’t bother to do, and to force common sense to prevail.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY

 You expect to hear stories about government thugs forcing their way onto private property and arresting a man in his home for leading a prayer meeting and Bible study in countries like Iran or North Korea -- not America. But that’s exactly what happened to Michael Salman of Phoenix, Arizona.

Salman, a committed husband and a father of six, would host daily prayer meetings with family and friends. He worked to spread the Word within his community and even preaches the Gospel to local inmates.  But the state of Arizona didn’t care. They raided the Salman residence with more than a dozen police officers and city officials.

But simply raiding Mr. Salman’s house and rifling through all of his possessions wasn’t enough for these bullies. They sentenced him to 60 days in jail, gave him three years of probation and over $12,000 in fines! For what, leading prayer meetings and Bible studies? This is America not some third world country that is being lead by dictators.


Patriots, the attack on our First Amendment religious liberties and freedom of association is troubling.  And with the military prohibiting its personnel from speaking about their religious beliefs, you can be sure this persecution of Christians will persist unless we fight back. Everywhere we look, more and more, we see Christian business owners, private religious schools, and even private homes being attacked by the anti-Family, anti-Christian Lobby.

You and I cannot let this continue. We need to fight for traditional, moral Christian values tooth and nail. I pray you will join in the fight. Our religious liberties are hanging by a thread and are dependent on our actions today.
I believe that God gave us this great country of ours knowing that we would be on the right. He gave us our founding fathers the wisdom to lead this great country. I also believe that he has been testing us by putting some left in charge. He is also testing us to see if this country that he developed for us will still believe in his word and in his son, We The People must not fail.

Abolish The I. R. S.

July 13, 2013

Dear Representative Neugebauer:
Dear Senator Cornyn:
Dear Senator Cruz:

Tax Day, April 15th, has become an unnecessary major source of stress and anxiety for millions of hardworking American taxpayers kept up at night wondering if they’ve complied with the impossible tax code. Our tax system punishes productivity, success, hard work, innovation, savings and investment and, after paying taxes on the same dollars several times, even death is considered a taxable event.

We need to return to a system where taxes are fairly collected to fund the legitimate functions of government. The Founding Fathers never envisioned an income tax, which is why it took the 16th Amendment to get it passed. Our present tax system is politicized and manipulated to shape citizen behavior and redistribute wealth (the richest 1% pay 40% of all income tax, but earn 23% of all income). This is accomplished by fanning the divisive flames of class hatred to buy votes and hand out political favors to whichever special-interest group has the most high-powered lobbyists and tax attorneys.

It is completely naive to think that the current monstrosity can be properly and fairly “reformed” or “simplified”. Multiple failed attempts have been made to simplify and reform the current system, only to see complexity return in short order. We can do better. We must and we can.

We’ve won two World Wars and put men on the moon, so changing our tax system is achievable and necessary for our economic survival. As your constituent, I expect you to address this issue in a manner that is best for America and her citizens! Abolish the IRS!

Sincerely,

Mr. Kenneth Cook
P. O Box 374
Shallowater, TX 79363

U S Senators to Vote on Amnesty on Tuesday

 On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate will vote to open debate on S. 744, the Gang of Eight's comprehensive immigration bill.  As this is a cloture vote, those in favor of opening debate on the bill (and then proceeding to a final vote) would be forced to garner 60 votes.

 One big flaw with Gang of Eight's bill is that this bill won't stop future illegal immigration.  Unfortunately, the border security promised in the bill are "plans" for border security, not concrete promises.  Even border security "promises" don't mean much, as the American people learned in 1986.

 Future illegal aliens will be able to keep their U.S. jobs during the 5-year phase in of E-Verify.  It is likely that millions will be enticed to enter illegally because after 5 years (when E-Verify is mandatory for new hires) there are no provisions allowing employers to check the work authorization of existing employees.  This would also mean that illegal aliens who didn't have their amnesty applications approved would be able to keep their jobs and remain in the country.

 Under the 1996 law that required an entry/exit system, all points of entry were required to have checkpoints.  However, S. 744 guts this never-completed requirement by excluding 106 land border entry points.

 No one knows what will happen to the illegal aliens who have come to the U.S. since January 1, 2012, who are not eligible for the amnesty.  The bill does not call for their deportation and the bill makes very little mention of ICE and no mention of ICE enforcement.  Given that politics has played into preventing ICE agents from enforcing immigration law in this field, it is possible that these illegal aliens may not be deported.

 The bill is also filled with "safeguards" which make life easier for those in this country illegally -- even though we are supposedly dealing with our country's illegal immigration problem.  The bill obviously envisions a future buildup of illegal aliens.  If this is the case, this bill does not fix the problem and needs to be stopped.

 The Gang of Eight's bill would add $6.3 trillion to our national debt over the lifetime of the legislation.  This bill will not save Social Security or Medicare, this bill will cost American taxpayers a huge amount of money.

 At a time when each American, even those just born, owe $53,000 toward the national debt, should the Senate really pass legislation that subsidizes illegal alien households to the tune of $28,000 each year?  This is simply unfair when cuts are being made to the dozens of welfare programs that Americans and legal immigrants depend on.

Our elected Officials need to oppose the Gang of Eight amnesty bill

According to a new poll by Pulse Opinion Research, a full 60% of American voters want full enforcement of our immigration laws to occur before any work permits are given to illegal aliens. Only 26% of voters want the work permits to be handed out before enforcement is phased in. Obviously, this poll proves that you need to oppose the Gang of Eight's sham "enforcement-first" amnesty bill.

I cannot understand why so many in the Senate are intent on pushing legislation that goes against the wishes of the American people and would put millions of American workers at a severe disadvantage. The results of this week's poll are clear about this. When asked the following: Read More

Income Taxes are Not Necessary

The Federal government consists of the national, state, county and city corporations. The revenue generated by the Federal government exceeded 14 trillion dollars.

The national government collected 2.5 trillion dollars in taxes but earned an another 5 trillion dollars in investment income. Congress uses a fraudulent method of accounting and only allocates about one third on the revenue generated to fund the government.

Strange as it may seem, the national government claims that they spent 1.3 trillion dollars more than they took it and because of this deficit it would be necessary to raise taxes and reduce governmental services. In reality the national government...Read More

SO MUCH FOR THIS BILL SUPPOSEDLY MAKING US SAFER!

Remember all the talk about how the amnesty bill would bring 11 million illegal aliens "out of the shadows" and make us safer by running them through thorough background checks?

Not going to happen, according to today's bombshell from the head of the union that represents the officers and staff at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) which is responsible for processing immigrants.

Here's what Kenneth Palinkas, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council 119, told Congress and the public today:

"The culture at USCIS encourages all applications to be approved, discouraging proper investigation into red flags and discouraging the denial of any applications . . .USCIS has been turned into an 'approval machine.' "

 The USCIS union today joined the union for ICE agents (Immigration and Custom Enforcement) in opposing the S. 744 amnesty, noting that it fails to provide for necessary in-person interviews and for those who have committed serious immigration and criminal offenses.

"The legislation was written with special interests -- producing a bill that makes the current system worse, not better. . . (The bill would) damage public safety and national security and should be opposed by lawmakers."

 The union said it can't protect American security at today's rate of applications and in no way could do so with millions of additional ones coming in.

 

Is History About to Repeat Itself?

 This probably old news to most of you but it’s worth repeating. Walk up to anyone you know and ask them if they remember Executive Order 13603 .  Chances are you'll get a blank stare. Then ask if they remember The National Defense Resources Preparedness Act.

This highly controversial bill is the death sentence for everything America's founders dreamed. But I would wager 9 out of 10 people don't realize it was passed, or what's inside the order (I'll explain how Obama accomplished this shortly).

 Of course, it follows in the tradition of a long line of Executive Orders pushed through during times of crisis.

 During World War I, Woodrow Wilson pushed through Executive order 2697...making it a REQUIREMENT for you to file an application with the nearest Federal Reserve Bank before you could export your gold or bullion. That means you had to receive PERMISSION to move your money out of the country.

 Then came President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 6102—making it illegal for private citizens to own gold in any amount exceeding $100 per person. Once the order passed, citizens were forced to turn in all their gold to the Federal Reserve Bank at a redemption price of just $20.67 an ounce.

 Next, President Nixon used a declared state of national emergency to push through Executive Order 11615—instituting controls on wages, prices, salaries, and rent. (It was this executive order that effectively ended the gold standard.)

 President Clinton would later use executive orders to wage war on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Serbia—without authorization from Congress.

 Then, in September of 2001, President Bush—following on the heels of the 9/11 attacks—signed Executive Order 13224. This enabled the government to freeze the assets of a person or group that may be aiding a terrorist—and all depending on “who” the government defined as a terrorist.

 These are just a few of the executive orders that have been used through the last century. And they all have one thing in common: they strip the freedoms of Americans while empowering the president beyond the powers he was given in the Constitution.

 In fact, President Theodore Roosevelt, who passed more Executive Orders than any previous president, once said, “I think [the presidency] should be a very powerful office, and I think the President should be a very strong man who uses without hesitation every power the position yields.”

Now, President Obama has moved forward with an executive order that would make even Teddy blush.

On March 16, 2012, President Obama executed one of the greatest freedom-killing laws ever witnessed in America's 237 year history.

 I'm talking about Executive Order 13603.

 As Jim Powell, a contributor at Forbes, stated: “...more than previous national security orders, Obama's 13603 seems to describe a potentially totalitarian regime obsessed with control over everything.”

 In short, Executive Order 13603 allows the president to ““issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources.”

 This means he can seize and ration “all commodities and products that are capable of being ingested”.

 All food...water...fuel...civil transportation...medical devices...and much more, only during “the full spectrum of emergencies.”

 And here's where you should start worrying. Little do most people realize, the United States has been in a declared state of national emergency since the year 2001!

 On September 14, 2001, President Bush declared the United States to be in a state of national emergency, which President Obama extended just last year.

 This means Obama has already given himself the right to confiscate national resources.

Kudos to John Cornyn

During the Senate Judiciary Committee's markup of S.744 (the Gang of Eight's amnesty bill) on Thursday, May 16, Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona got into a debate over the Southern Border Security Commission created by the bill.

Sen. Flake said that if DHS didn't have substantial control of the border, the Southern Border Security Commission would take over management of the border. His statement was not true, and Sen. Cornyn challenged him on it.

Sen. Cornyn correctly stated that the bill only allows for the Commission to make recommendations to DHS on its plan to secure the border, and then the Commission is quickly dissolved. So I sent a message to thank him because I believe that when your elected officials does something that is right they should be congratulated.

Dear Senator Cornyn:

I was thrilled to hear you correct Gang of Eight member Sen. Jeff Flake when he commented on the triggers during Thursday's Senate Judiciary markup. The Gang of Eight is making the bill sound better than it really is, and we need more Senators like you challenging their egregious statements. Please continue to point out the bill's flaws and I'm hoping you'll oppose it when it comes to the floor for a vote.

You don't have to read very far into the Gang of Eight's bill to learn what the Southern Border Security Commission actually does. The Commission is only formed if the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security says his/her department has not done its job.

Then, the Commission has 180 days to send a recommendation to the President, Congress, and DHS, and after doing so, it will be dissolved in 30 days. This Commission has no authority, and it's nothing more than a sham to give the appearance of increased border security.

Thank you for challenging Sen. Flake on his incorrect description of the Commission during the Senate Judiciary Committee's markup of the Gang of Eight's bill. I'm glad we have Senators like you to keep the Gang of Eight honest, and I hope you'll continue point out the weaknesses in the bill.

Thank you again,

Net Cost of Amnesty Way to High

 The Heritage Foundation's Robert Rector has just released a study analyzing the cost of amnestying 11 million illegal aliens (per the terms of the Gang of Eight's amnesty legislation) and the final figure is truly startling: $6.3 trillion.  The amnesty provisions of the Rubio-Schumer legislation would cost at least this amount, a number which does not include the costs related to bringing in 22 million more legal immigrants in the first decade.

 I cannot understand how any Member of Congress could support a piece of legislation that would cost U.S. taxpayers $6.3 trillion just to amnesty 11 million illegal aliens, as the Heritage Foundation's Robert Rector has concluded. To make matters worse, this figure doesn't even include the costs of bringing in 22 million legal aliens over ten years. Please oppose this bill -- we can't add trillions more to our national debt just to reward lawbreakers.

There's no doubt about it, America's immigration system is broken. Our broken system has allowed 11 million illegal aliens to live, and in most cases, work, in our country without fear of arrest or deportation. On top of that, our broken system has allowed U.S. businesses to bring in more than 1 million foreign workers each year at a time when 20 million Americans cannot find a full-time job and tens of millions more have left the work force in disgust.

The solution to fixing our system is not an amnesty that adds trillions to the national debt or gives away tens of millions of work permits to illegal and legal aliens. Please act in the best interests of the American people and oppose this legislation.

 If these illegal immigrants want to become Americans, then I say come through the front door not the back. They need to get a sponsor, get a work visa (Green Card), pay taxes then take their citizenship test. When this is done I will welcome them with open arms. Until then they are not welcomed.

What is an Unalienable Right?

Understanding the meaning of an unalienable right is essential to anyone that has a desire to understand the relationship between liberty and responsibility. Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that it was a self evident truth that all men were created equal and that they were endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. Any right that is lien able is not a right, it is a privilege.

According to my way of thinking God gave us the authority to do whatever we want as long as we do not harm someone else. We have the right do as we wish as long as we respect the life, liberty and property of everyone else. Our government was created to protect the God given rights of the people by punishing those violate the rights of the members of our society.

Jefferson indicated that the existence of God was a self evident truth. It was well understood by the founders that the people did not have the authority to give their new government power and authority that they themselves did not possess. They understood that  any law, rule, regulation, statute, code or ordinance that put limits the freedom of individuals to exercise their God given rights would be contrary to the will of the Creator.

I believe that God exists and that he will hold us individually accountable for violating the life, liberty and property of others.

God can not judge us fairly,  unless we have the freedom to choose. If we compel our neighbors to do what we think is right, we put ourselves on his throne. God wants us to do what is right but he does want to us to be compelled to do what is right.

I believe that a crime has been committed when someone's life, liberty or property of another has been violated. The proper role of government is to punish those that injure other members of society.

Only humans were endowed with unalienable rights. Groups such as unions, churches, political parties and corporations have no God given rights. They are institutions created by man and derive their power from the consent of man and not from God. The progressives would have us believe that the groups have rights and that individuals are merely have privileges granted to them by the state.

Media’s censorship of Gosnell trial continues

 Patriots,

Although the bombing of the Boston Marathon rightfully commanded much of the media's attention last week, the Big Three broadcast networks still found time for a host of superficial and inconsequential "news" stories while continuing to censor the horrific details of abortionist Kermit Gosnell's murder trial in Philadelphia.

Have the American people not made it clear that the Gosnell trial is a major, national story? With the exception of CBS This Morning's reporting last Monday, networks are still putting their personal pro-abortion politics ahead of the national interest and censoring this story. So what did the media find so enthralling last week?

  • ABC (which hasn't covered Gosnell once ever) revealed the earth-shattering revelation that Breakfast at Tiffany's heroine Holly Golightly's original name was "Connie Gustafson"
  • Diane Sawyer spent 32 seconds on Superman's 75th birthday
  • NBC's Today reported why the Internet loves cats
  • Brian Williams took time report that octogenarian actor Dick Van Dyke gets headaches when he lies down
  • CBS This Morning found time to show footage of Toronto's mayor bumping into a TV camera, but didn't bother to update their Gosnell reporting.

Their silence is deafening. The horror in Boston is worthy of extensive, in-depth coverage, but so is the maiming, mutilation and murder allegedly committed by Gosnell. The broadcast networks are censoring it because they want to protect abortion at all costs. Gosnell might as well have put his alleged victims in ovens. They just don't care.

YOU OWE US AN APOLOGY

Just hours after the bombing at the Boston Marathon, Michael Moore blamed the Tea Party for the tragedy, tweeting “2+2 =” followed by “Tax Day. Patriots Day.”

- A Salon.com opinion piece published last night entitled, “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American,” expressed the desire that the “bomber ends up being a white anti-government extremist.”

- Former Bill Clinton and Obama advisor David Axelrod also hinted on MSNBC that the attack could have been a form of tax protest.

- CNN analysts claimed that “extreme right-wing individuals” are fond of the pressure cooker device featured in al-Qaeda’s magazine that was purportedly used to bomb the Boston Marathon finish line.

- CNN’s Wolf Blitzer stated on live television within one hour after the bombings: “It is a state holiday, in addition to the Boston Marathon. It is a state holiday in Massachusetts today, called Patriots’ Day. And who knows if that had anything at all to do with these twin explosions?”

It is blatantly clear that the talking heads mentioned above were willing that the atrocity be pinned on anyone associated with the political right in order that the Obama administration would be able to fully exploit the attack for its own ends. Americans who believe the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are worth protecting from the predatory ravages of the federal government are now routinely considered “extremist” right wingers by these organizations’ and agencies. At no point, however, has there been any indication whatsoever in any form that American “patriots”, “right wingers” or tea party types were involved in the attack.

 So Mr. President my friends from the TEA Party and my fellow Patriots want you and the main stream media along with the Hollywood crowd to apologize for what has been said against us. Although I doubt that this will ever happen it might go a long way to show your sincerity. 

 An Upset Patriot.

Filibuster The Obama- Feinstein Gun- Grab... PERIOD!

It might seem like a question with an obvious answer. But at this very moment, 40 Senate Republicans are either confused or are secretly planning to side with at least one senior GOP Senator who mistakenly thinks it better to "compromise" with Barack Obama and his gun-grabbing colleagues than to stand firm against any attacks on our Second Amendment rights.

A speech in Colorado just days ago, Obama used police officers as props. Surrounded by a sea of blue uniforms, the Campaigner-In-Chief pitched his gun-control legislation yet again.

Days prior, he surrounded himself with 21 mothers who lost children in the Newtown, Connecticut, tragedy. Using the White House as a stage, Barack Obama proclaimed: "Shame on us if we've forgotten. I haven't forgotten those kids."

No... Shame on YOU, Barack Obama.

Make no mistake, Obama isn't giving up because he knows he can win... and he isn't going for your guns to save the lives of children. He knows all too well that his assault on the Second Amendment will do nothing to stop such tragedies. He knows that his efforts will only infringe on the rights of law-abiding Americans.

Let me make myself perfectly clear. Any Member of the United States Senate that does not actively join a filibuster against the Obama-Feinstein Gun Grab (S. 649), will be viewed by “We the People” as supporting this tyrannical attempt to circumvent the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Moreover, it is not enough to simply give token approval to the efforts of others who may filibuster S. 649. Any action short of standing on the floor of the United States Senate and saying: "I stand here today to join the filibuster of S. 649" will be viewed by the American people as a violation of your solemn oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

The American people don't want any more debate on this attempt to subvert the Constitution. The American people don't want any "compromises" or "grand bargains" or any attempts to "fix" S. 649 for the sake of "getting things done in Washington." We want each and every one of you to filibuster S. 649... PERIOD!

Our nation is at a crossroads and the time for choosing is upon you. Choose wisely!

IT’S TIME FOR A TRUE CONSERVATIVE

A MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE CONSERVATIVE FUND

 Fellow Conservative Patriots:

U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) announced yesterday that he will retire in 2014. This opens up a Senate seat in a bright red state and gives conservatives yet another opportunity to elect a strong, principled leader.

Senator Johnson's retirement is not a big surprise. As a liberal Democrat, he faced a very difficult re-election bid in a state that President Obama lost last year by 18 percentage points.

Now that the South Dakota seat is open, it's more important than ever for Republicans to nominate a strong conservative who will stand up to the big spenders in both political parities.

BEWARE OF MIKE ROUNDS

There's already one Republican candidate in the race that we know we cannot support -- former Governor
Mike Rounds (R-SD).

As Governor, Mike Rounds raised taxes, increased the state's bureaucracy, supported President Obama's stimulus program, and backed bailouts for Wall Street banks. This is the not the record of a conservative.

We recently surveyed our members in South Dakota and 87% said they want a conservative alternative to support in the Republican primary. They don't believe he will stand up for their principles. 

This lack of support for Mike Rounds at the grassroots level isn't surprising when you consider that he:

  • Expanded state bureaucracy by 1,500 employees;
  • Supported higher cigarette, alcohol, and telephone taxes;
  • Supported higher Internet taxes;
  • Supported Medicare Part D prescription drug entitlement;
  • Supported the TARP bailout program for Wall Street banks;
  • Supported Obama's "stimulus" spending;
  • Supported the fiscal cliff tax increase;
  • Refuses to oppose earmarks; and
  • Refuses to rule out raising federal taxes in the future

Our members in South Dakota have asked us to help them find a strong challenger to run against Mike Rounds in the GOP primary, and that's exactly what we're going to try to do.

This race is too important to concede to another moderate Republican who won't fight for our freedoms.

Our message to any conservative in South Dakota who might consider running for the U.S. Senate is this:
You're not alone. If you're willing to fight for the Constitution and you can put together an effective grassroots campaign, there are thousands of freedom-loving Americans in South Dakota and across the nation who will support you.

Any candidate we support must be the real deal. Before SCF endorses a candidate, we must be able to positively answer the following three questions:

  1. Is the candidate a true conservative?
  2. Does the candidate have grassroots support?
  3. Can the candidate win?

The SCF test is a difficult one to pass, but it's been quite effective in selecting candidates who can overcome the establishment's bias against them.

Gang of Eight’s Amnesty Plan

 Like the South Carolinians depicted in a new television ad, I oppose amnesty and all the negative effects of giving legal status to 11 million illegal aliens. We need to oppose an amnesty that would add millions of workers to the workforce and cost taxpayers billions. “We the people” need the anti-amnesty ads that are running in South Carolina alert people to the problems with the "Gang of 8" immigration proposal. We need to put American taxpayers and workers before cheap labor lobbies and illegal aliens.

Unemployment for our returning veterans is higher than the national average. The December unemployment rate for all veterans nationwide was 7 percent. For post 9/11 veterans, it was 10.8 percent (9.9% for men; 15.7% for women). And Veterans in the broader government unemployment category who can't find a full-time job is about twice that.

Over the years, I've watched Senators like South Carolina's Lindsey Graham try to be a champion for amnesty and increases in legal immigration. We don’t need to give work permits to 11 million illegal aliens; we need to spend more time moving illegal aliens out of U.S. jobs so we can put our veterans back to work.

 The Heritage Foundation is already calling the amnesty proposed by Sen. Lindsey Graham and the Gang of 8 the single largest increase in entitlement spending in U.S. history. In a time of record-high deficits and unprecedented brinkmanship in Congress, now is not the time to be adding millions of illegal aliens to government programs through a mass amnesty.

 This proposal would provide instant legal status and work permits for 11 million illegal aliens. These 11 million individuals, who tend to be low-skilled and will therefore work low-paying jobs, will immediately qualify for Social Security, Medicare, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and child tax credits. Not to mention, the passing of the Affordable Health Care Act requires that all legal residents, including legalized illegal aliens, to be covered by government health care. The costs of this amnesty will be astronomical.

Liberals Double Down on Gun Grab Efforts

 

Hear Ye Patriots,

The Left is so eager to take away your guns that they're pressing President Obama to spend his own political capital to make it a reality.

Although gun control is a chief concern of the Obama administration, FOX News reports that the President "has other business to attend to right now" -- namely budget battles that have left him politically battered.

That's not sitting well with liberals, who want Obama to engage his massive 15-million-member activist group, Organizing for Action, to expedite the process.

Following his election win, "Team Obama" strategically moved all the resources of his massive election campaign to a new organization -- one designed to take Obama's influence far beyond his second term; restructure the political debate; and make Obama the most powerful political kingmaker perhaps in our history.

The New York Times recently reported that this new organization is on the fast track to raise $50 million in private donations, with the goal of mobilizing Obama's campaign resources "in support of Mr. Obama’s second-term policy priorities," which include gun control.

Even the name of the organization Obama created is significant: Organizing for Action.

In that name, we see the essence of Obama -- who, at his very core, is first and foremost a community organizer. This is his real heart and soul. With this new launch, he left behind his old politcal machine called Organizing for America.

You see, words matter. Mr. Obama is not so much about "America" as he's about "Action." So this word change is very significant. The current president of the United States is no longer even pretending to be about "America," and thus he dropped the word from his organization's name and replaced it with "Action."


Right now, we're seeing a concerted push for state-level gun bans in New York, Maryland and Colorado. In fact, three new gun-control measures were signed into law in Denver today, with at least two other anti-gun proposals still pending there.

If liberal elites succeed at getting Obama to unleash the forces of Organizing For Action, the battle over our Second Amendment rights will intensify ten-fold ... something gun supporters must consider.

While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) decided yesterday that a proposed “assault weapons” ban won't be part of a gun control bill the Senate plans to debate next month, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) will still be able to offer her legislation as an amendment.

The Associated Press reports that having a separate vote on “assault weapons” would allow moderate Democratic senators facing re-election next year in Republican-leaning states to vote against the ban, but then enable them to support other gun-control measures, such as prohibiting high-capacity magazines.

The Constitution Can Not Protect Us If We Don't Defend It

The Constitution Would Never Had Been Ratified By States if the states knew that they would lose their sovereignty become subject to the government that they had just created.

In the Tenth Amendment the Constitution clearly states that any power and authority that is not specifically delegated to the United States nor prohibited by it to the states are reserved to the states and to the people.

In other words, the newly created central government was to the servant to the states and the people and that the people and the states masters. The authors of the Constitution wrote the Constitution to restrain the government and prevent the abuse of power by the government that was created to protect the God given rights of the people.

They Framers of the Constitution understood that "Power tends to corrupt and that absolute power corrupts absolutely" They knew that an unrestrained government would inevitably tyrannical. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson asserted that it was the right and the duty of the people to alter or abolish their government when it began to abuse their unalienable rights.

Do to our collective apathy we have allowed the servant to become the master. The people have become subjects and their government has become a crime syndicate that abuses the rights of the people while masquerading as a legitimate and lawful government.

The Founders warned us that in order to remain free we would need to be virtuous and ever vigilant. They knew that the government that they had created to protect our rights would one day enslave us. They did everything in their power to prevent our current government from taking over. They knew that there would be men in high places that would seek to create an American Empire and that in order to do so they would need to re-write the Constitution. This has been done by a Supreme Court that has enabled the sovereignty of the people to become a distant memory.

From America To Action



Just a few days before the inauguration, "Team Obama" strategically moved all the resources of his massive election campaign to a new organization -- an organization designed to take Obama's influence far beyond his second term; restructure the political debate; and make Obama the most powerful political kingmaker perhaps in our history.

The New York Times recently reported that this new organization is on the fast track to raise $50 million, with the goal of mobilizing Obama's campaign resources "in support of Mr. Obama’s second-term policy priorities. Even the name of the organization Obama created is significant: Organizing For Action.

In that name, we see the essence of Obama -- who at his very core is first and foremost a community organizer. This is his real heart and soul. With this new launch, he left behind his old organization called "Organizing For America," and herein we again see the real Obama. 

You see, words matter. Barack is not so much about "America" as he is about "Action." So this word change is very significant. The current president of the United States is no longer even pretending to be about "America," and thus he drops America from his structure's name. This is about action. Community organizer-led action.

Our Second Amendment

 Prior to taking office, President Obama sat on the board of the Joyce Foundation, an anti-gun organization that is the largest funding source for radical anti-gun groups in the nation. In 1996, Obama supported a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns. In 1999, he proposed a 500 percent excise tax on firearms and ammunition. In 2005, Obama voted against legislation to protect homeowners from prosecution in cases where they used a firearm to halt a home invasion.

 The deadly attacks in Connecticut and Colorado have fueled Obama's hatred for guns and gun rights, and he's moving rapidly to dramatically restrict our rights to bear arms.

 I strongly oppose Obama's undermining our Second Amendment rights and the thought that the federal government - not the people have the ultimate power.

 I am urging you to stand against any and all attempts by this administration to encroach on our Second Amendment rights.

THE SHAKING OF THE TREE OF LIBERTY

 Patriots,

 I tried to warn people of Obama since 2008 when I said, “If you learn the truth about the past and you teach the truth of the past, hopefully the bad will not be repeated in the future.” But not many people listened, they did nothing to read and study history and now History is being repeated.

 I tried to tell people in 2009, “I hope that I'm wrong but to me this (The Dream Act) is a ploy, I think he (Obama) wants civil unrest so that he can turn this country into a socialist country. He is trying to bankrupt us and he wants an open border. This is how you take over a country you implode it then you rebuild it. This man is dangerous.” Now look at what Obama has done. I also talked about immigration when I wrote and told Obama, “If these illegal immigrants want to become Americans, let them come through the front door not the back. This way they can be screened for infectious diseases. We are compassionate people but we must protect ourselves and our children.” But Obama ignored me. This was another way to push “We the People”.

 Remember the Laredo incident when the cartel killed an American? “We the People” asked for justice, there was none. Remember the Border Patrol Agent that was killed? Again “We the People” asked for justice, there was none. I have been hoping and praying that this congress will start hearing the people but so far they turn a deaf ear. This is what is causing civil unrest. We have congressmen telling the people to do one thing and doing another. We used to be able to trust the ones we put into office but no more.

 I wrote congress and asked, ““We the People” would like to know if you are helping with the repeal of the Health Care Bill? It’s so unconstitutional it would make our Founding Fathers start to revolt. It's time to repeal this monster health care bill. “We the People’ have talked, yelled, screamed until we are blue in the face and this administration just keeps ignoring us. We are about to lose our freedom and our liberties as a free nation, we want something done.” But the Supreme Court turned a deaf ear and closed the other blind eye.

 I believe that God gave us this great country of ours knowing that we would be on the right. He gave us our founding fathers the wisdom to lead this great country. I also believe that he has been testing us by putting some left in charge. He is also testing us to see if this country that he developed for us will still believe in his word and in his son, “We the People” must not fail. Have we failed?

 In 2011 I said, “There will be more voter fraud because the progressives want to take over this Great Nation of ours.

That's why I say this will be a never ending fight.” In my opinion there was because one place had 108% votes for Obama. Now how can you have over 100% unless there was fraud? (Chicago Style Politics)

And now he wants the draft back. I said this in 2010, “Before Obama can re-institute the draft he has to reduce the size of the military. Then have a selective service draft. That way he could have the people that would fight for him not against him. That's why he wants amnesty for all the illegal’s that are here. He pays them using the amnesty so they can vote; therefore he wins another term. After he is re-elected then he can start implementing the take over of this great country of ours.

I know this sounds crazy, but that's why he wants to be re-elected. Remember when Obama said he couldn't make the change in one term, this is why. The change he is referring to was Socialism or worse.” Now look what is happening with all the military cuts and Panetta wanting women on the front combat line.

I am proud of this Great Nation of ours and I for one will do my best to save and keep it and I will also do my best to preserve our heritage. This is what Freedom means to me. As it took many others to realize what freedom means, but now that people have started to pay attention the storm clouds are starting to gather. "We the People" have a long row to hoe and a short time to get there and I hope and pray that it's not too late.

It's about time that Obama and congress get an attitude adjustment. Remember We The People are the Government and we send Our elected officials to represent us. When the elected officials stop representing “We the People” it is time for them to answer to “We the People”.
I'm starting to feel "The Tree of Liberty" shake. Do you?

The implementation of unjust laws

The unjust laws passed during the Hitler administration violated the God given rights of the German people just as the unjust laws passed under the Obama administration violate the principles upon which our nation was founded. The implementation of unjust laws is how tyrants are able to implement their agendas. The enforcement of unjust laws is the foundation of tyranny. When the people obey unjust laws they give their government the power to enslave them. A just government uses laws to protect the rights of the people while unjust government seek to pass unjust laws that are designed to control their subjects.

Giving power to a government is like giving alcohol to a thirsty alcoholic. Lord Acton observed that "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely". Our Founders understood the dangers of giving the government too much power. They knew that if the government was unrestrained it would eventually enslave the people that it was created to protect.
Our government has used powers not delegated to it to in the Constitution to create crime syndicate that uses the power of taxation to reward their political allies at the expense of their political opponents.
The political parties are nothing more than competing special interest groups that seek to benefit their group at the expense of the other. Voting for one party over another is like choosing to drink Kool Aid laced with arsenic or cyanide. No matter who you choose, you lose.

Women On the Front Line of Combat

Without sounding like a male chauvinist, women on the front line would be bad. Even though there are women that can hold their own they would put others in harms way. Here are some of my reasons:

1. Men being men would think more on protecting them than doing their job.

2. Women trying to prove they can hold their own would cause unrest in the ranks.

3. To protect them from getting pregnant the government would have them sterilized. That means they will never be able to bare children.

With this being said, there is a place for them in the Military, just not on the front line.

Stop Circumventing The Constitution

 It sounds like a joke. It should be a joke. But it is shockingly real:

Liberal pundits and Democratic members of Congress are urging President Obama to mint trillion-dollar platinum coins to fund continued government spending above the federal debt ceiling. 

 Joe Firestone, the blogger who first proposed the idea, is now calling for a $60 TRILLION platinum coin to be minted.  That would mean completely unlimited federal spending, without the approval of Congress - and the value of the dollar would be gutted.

There is a loophole in federal law that might allow Obama to actually use the platinum coin trick.  Fortunately, Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon has introduced a bill to close the loophole and BAN the platinum coin trick.

 I say good for him, we don’t need gimmicks or tricks, we need to stop spending. I am tired of big government tricks being used to circumvent the Constitution. This is the latest insane power grab yet, and it must be stopped!

President Obama, Immigration Reform Won’t Help America

I cannot believe that the Huffington Post is reporting that Obama intends on pushing for comprehensive immigration reform this month.  Why does Obama want to put even more Americans out of work? I cannot understand why Obama would consider pushing for a comprehensive amnesty for illegal aliens.  Whose side is Obama on?

It's bad enough that 20 million Americans can't find a full-time job, but it's downright horrendous that one in four Hispanic Americans live in poverty -- that's 2 million more than impoverished black Americans.  On top of this, Hispanic American's U6 unemployment rate is 19%.  Why is Obama putting up with this unjust tragedy?

Furthermore, the competition with new immigrants for jobs tends to be fiercest for Hispanic Americans who are under 30 and without a college degree.  The broad unemployment rate is about 28% for those with a high school degree, 40% for those without a degree and 45% for teens trying to enter the world of productive work.  Hispanic Americans lucky enough to have a job are more likely to be in occupations with stagnant or declining real wages.

Instead of backing legislation that would put even more Hispanic Americans out of work, Obama needs to back legislation that would tighten the labor market and increase wages.  Obama should do this by supporting legislation to cut yearly immigration numbers in half, as the bipartisan Jordan Commission on immigration reform recommended in 1995.

If these illegal’s want to become Americans, then I say come through the front door not the back. This way they can be screened for infectious diseases. We are compassionate people but we must protect ourselves and our children.

Cutting immigration by half would tighten the labor market and increase wages.  What's not to like?  Amnestying illegal aliens would have the opposite effect.

Please do what's best for America Mr. President and back away from the amnesty precipice.

WHAT THEN IS THE LAW

What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense. Each of us has a natural right—from God—to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is property but an extension of our faculties?

If every person has the right to defend even by force—his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Thus the principle of collective right—its reason for existing, its lawfulness—is based on individual right. And the common force that protects this collective right cannot logically have any other purpose or any other mission than that for which it acts as a substitute. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force—for the same reason—cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.

Such a perversion of force would be, in both cases, contrary to our premise. Force has been given to us to defend our own individual rights. Who will dare to say that force has been given to us to destroy the equal rights of our brothers? Since no individual acting separately can lawfully use force to destroy the rights of others, does it not logically follow that the same principle also applies to the common force that is nothing more than the organized combination of the individual forces?

If this is true, then nothing can be more evident than this: The law is the organization of the natural right of lawful defense. It is the substitution of a common force for individual forces. And this common force is to do only what the individual forces have a natural and lawful right to do: to protect persons, liberties, and properties; to maintain the right of each, and to cause justice to reign over us all.

Unjust laws make it possible for bands of modern day pirates to steal the property of the people. Laws are supposed to punish those that violate the life, liberty and/or property of the people. Instead laws are used by politicians to line their pockets and those that help them get elected. Any law that takes the property from one individual and gives it to another is a form of legalized plunder. Those that receive the booty are pirates and those that make it lawful for them to do so are the Mafia. The government that was created to protect the life, liberty and property of the people has become the number one abuser of those rights. The time has come for us to stand up and demand that unjust laws be repealed and legislators that use their positions of influence to reward themselves and their political cronies be indicted for their crimes.

As We Count Down To Christmas

As we count down to Christmas, the Christmas wreath is hung on the door with care. The tree glistens with keepsake ornaments and colorful lights as we await the visits with our families and friends. This is a festive time of the year.

This is also the time of the year to reflect upon all the wonderful gifts for which we have to be thankful for and to remember Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, for he is the reason for this glorious occasion. Let us also pray for the ones that are less fortunate and the ones that have lost loved ones during the year.

For our country, our leaders, and the men and women of the armed services, both past and present, who have and continue to place themselves in harm's way to protect the freedoms which we all enjoy, but hopefully will never take for granted; for our friends who give us support, and for the love, joy and laughter that our families provide.

I would like to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

Obama and His Media

Although I expected the liberal media to be in the tank for Barack Obama and his fellow liberals during the election, even I was shocked by the blatant, over-the-top leftist bias of the press.

Think about it! Think about the "critical issues" the liberal media elites tried to make this election about.

They deliberately failed to report on America's out-of-control debt, ObamaCare's trampling of the Constitution and religious liberties, sky-high gasoline prices, massive unemployment, the still-fragile housing market and the overall economy, the Middle East that is about to explode, or rampant illegal immigration.

No! Instead, the liberal elites in the media championed false narratives like "contraception rights," "income inequality," "the plight of the 99 percent," and forcing the successful to pay their "fair share."

The liberal media manufactured these "issues" in an effort to distract the voters from the failed policies of Washington. They are on a mission to divide and conquer conservatives through their steady drumbeat of socialist ideology and their journalistic dishonesty.

Californians Moving To Texas

With the Democrats controlling the legislature and more taxes on the horizon, there will be a lot more departures.  The trend can be explained, in part, in monetary terms. Even in an economic boom, the cost of living in California has increased; prompting people to move out, and, in recent years, unemployment in the state has skyrocketed.

They did this by passing Proposition 30, the brainchild of Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The ballot initiative raises the sales tax from 7.25 percent to 7.5 percent and imposes higher income-tax rates on many Californians. The top marginal tax rate goes from the current 10.3 percent to 13.3 percent, one of the highest in the nation. The higher income taxes will lapse in seven years -- but are retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012!

The authors believe the Texas model of lower taxes and lower spending and regulation would help the state turn around and it would.  They blame the current situation on the states politicians, but I blame the voters who keep electing those politicians despite their lousy results.  I mean it is almost as bad as reelecting Obama. Another advantage that Texas enjoys over California is in its civil-justice system. In 2002, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranked Texas’s legal system 46th in the nation, just behind California’s, which was 45th. Texas went to work improving its lawsuit environment, enacting major medical-malpractice reforms in 2003. Texas’s ranking consequently jumped ten places in eight years, while California’s dropped to 46th. In the last legislative session, Texas lawmakers passed a landmark loser-pays provision, which promises to further curtail frivolous lawsuits.

Texas, with its part-time legislature, 75 percent of the Republicans who control both houses earn a living in business, farming, or medicine...Regardless of the reelection rates Texas is dominated by part-time politicians as our founding fathers envisioned 230 years ago. The entire article, IMHO, is an excellent indictment against the “professional politician” class that has come to dominate the Republic's political scene be they democrat or Republican.

California may be dreaming, but Texas is working.

I want to welcome you to Texas: The weather isn’t as good as California, but you’ll have more money to spend. One thing to remember, we Texans are a friendly bunch but don’t try to change us or piss us off. When you get here if you have any questions explain that you would like to know about the culture because you want to be a Texas citizen.

Why Do You Celebrate the 4th of July?

Every year America celebrates the day that our Founding Fathers declared our independence. On that day we broke the law and seceded from the British Empire. What we consider a heroic act then, most Americans would consider treasonous today. If separating ourselves from tyranny in 1776 was appropriate, why is it not appropriate today? Why should we preserve the Union if the Union is destroying the liberty it was created to protect?

In the Declaration of Independence it clearly states that it is the right and the duty of the people to do whatever is necessary to protect our lives, liberty and property. In 1776 that meant they had to fight for the freedom and independence.

The Founding fathers did not say "if", they said when a government become tyrannical it is the responsibility of the people to alter or abolish their government.

The amount one is compelled to pay in taxes is the best barometer to judge tyranny. If you pay 50% of your annual increase in taxes, you are at best 50% free! Just how much of your property are you going to allow the government to steal from you?

If an individual picks your pocket, they have committed a crime. Even if they give the stolen money to someone in need, it is still theft. When the government does the same thing is called taxation, it is just another name for the same thing. 

Goodbye Old Friend-Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.

No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Read More

Your First Christmas Card

Twas the month before Christmas

When all through our land,

Not a Christian was praying

Nor taking a stand....Read More

Letter to Obama -3 (11-07-2012)

Mr. President,

 I’m sorry to say that I can not congratulate you on your re-election because I do not agree with your policies or the road you are taking this Great Nation down. You said that you wanted to work with the Republicans so here is your chance, I would like for you to do something for the people... Read the Letter

Mitt Romney Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

 Ronald Reagan said, " Every single year I've been in office, I have supported and called for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, and the liberals have said no every year"   With our nation passing 16 trillion in debt, do you agree with President Reagan that it is time to pass a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

 Do you believe our next President should support a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution? If yes, please see the candidate's position below.

 "The answer for the country is for the president to agree to cut federal spending and cap federal spending and put into place a balanced budget amendment," said Romney. "That for me is the line in the sand."

 "It is within the president's power to say to the leadership in the house and the senate that 'I'll cut spending, I'll cap the amount of spending, and I'll pursue a balanced budget amendment, and if the president were to do that this whole debt limit problem goes away," Romney said.

 President Obama said "We don't need a balanced budget amendment."

 Don't forget, Mitt Romney is the only candidate for President that agrees with you and President Reagan that our nation desperately needs a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

 David Biddulph, Co-founder, Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force stated, "your vote could decide if our new president agrees with you and President Reagan that we need a balanced budget amendment so we don't become Greece and ensure future prosperity for all Americans."

International election observers planning to visit Texas

 Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott further fueled the controversy on Tuesday when he sent a letter to the OSCE warning the organization that its representatives “are not authorized by Texas law to enter a polling place” and that it “may be a criminal offense for OSCE’s representatives to maintain a presence within 100 feet of a polling place's entrance.”

The US State Department issued a warning as well. No, not to the election observers — to Texas:         Read More

Political correctness and the Libya terrorist attack

This week, a former CIA analyst decried the culture of political correctness that has shackled the intelligence community.

Other information that has come to light in recent days includes the refusal by the State Department to add more security at the Libyan consulate, despite previous threat incidents including two bomb blasts outside the consulate.

Equally disturbing is that the Obama White House continues to insist that its initial assessment, that an anti-Muslim video sparked the attack, was the best assessment at the time. This is simply false.

Numerous eyewitnesses and intelligence reports make it clear that President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton knew within 24 hours that this was a terrorist attack.

The more we learn the more it appears that the Obama administration’s “jihad denial syndrome” made it unwilling or unable to recognize the impending threats posed by jihadists.

In this instance, political correctness proved more than frustrating—it was deadly. How many more Ft. Hood massacres and embassy attacks have to occur before national leaders acknowledge that jihad is the enemy and must be confronted?
Why are they not telling the families of the slain how they were killed?

This is the biggest blunder in American history and it's all because Obama didn't want to be bothered. He wanted to be out fund raising and hob-knobbing. If this had happened on a Republican watch the media would have been all over the story. I ask the lame stream media, where are you on this and why aren't you trying to get to the truth?  

Letter to Obama

October 4, 2012

Mr. President,

I wrote this to you about a month ago and I haven’t received an answer; I would like for you to answer my question without sending me a form letter; I would like a truthful answer. You said that you would be transparent to the citizens of the United States of America and so far I have not seen this.

My question...Read More

Two faced Liar

Iran prefers to work through groups like Hezbollah (read: Shi’ite). Which most of the people at the UN know, too – so yeah, they’re getting a message loud and clear, and it’s this: Barack Obama doesn’t want to look too closely at existing terror networks in the Middle East. Obama is a two face liar, I see a lot of pablum in this UN speech about needing to avoid violence and respecting other people’s religious rights and avoiding blanket denunciations of entire groups what I did NOT see was a brutal truth: there is a network of terrorist organizations who like violence, hate all religions not their own, are quite fond of blanket denunciations – and are ready to murder innocents en masse to further their aims. Barack Obama seems to be laboring under – or pandering to – the delusion that the reason why we have such problems in the Middle East is because people there don’t understand us and don’t understand their ways; and if we just explain things properly then everything will become hunky-dory and the Middle East will bake us a cake. The truth is, of course, is that the groups causing all the violence understands us, and our ways, just fine. He says one thing to the American people and another to the U.N…Read Below

The View: “In an interview with ABC’s “The View,” Obama — who is in New York to address the United Nations General Assembly — was asked if the Benghazi assault was indeed terrorism. “There’s no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn’t just a mob action,” Obama said.”

Obama’s UN speech: “In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening; in every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask how much they are willing to tolerate freedom for others. That is what we saw play out the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity.”

I for one will not ever believe what he says. He can say that the sky is clear but the truth will be it’s a cloudy and rainy day. He is so much out of touch with the American people, just because of his hatred for America, all he will do is lie. So if people that wants him to succeed then these people have there eyes and ears closed.

We’ve Had Enough!!


Since the unjustified assaults on the U.S. embassies in Cairo and Libya, many in the Obama administration, the Congress, the media, and academia, have apologized, blamed or insinuated that a satirical film about Mohammed was the catalyst for all the violence.

"We the People" have had enough.

We’ve had enough of the Obama administration’s efforts to placate Islamist mobs motivated by ideology, or hatred of America, or just plain thuggery, with its repeated references to this obscure film that prior to September 11, 2012, no one had ever heard of.

We’ve had enough of the Obama administration and some Members of Congress insinuating or even implying that the violence against our embassies would not have occurred had it not been for this “offense” against Islam.

We’ve had enough of those who say a single blog post about an obscure film satirizing Islam is somehow responsible for the violence and anger raging throughout the Muslim world.

We’ve had enough of political leaders who cower in the face of the intimidation and bullying tactics of radical Muslims around the world who can never be appeased enough or accommodated enough.

We’ve had enough of the “establishment media’s” double standard, who defend satirical films and art that offend Christians and Jews as “free speech,” but condemn satire that offends Muslims as “hate speech.”

We’ve had enough of American politicians who fail to see or refuse to see the clear and present threat the Muslim Brotherhood poses to the United States.

We’ve had enough of the message of weakness coming out of Washington when what is required now is a defense of America, a defense of our values, strength, courage and resolve.

We are the silent majority in America.

We don’t riot when offended. We don’t storm embassies, kill ambassadors, or torch government buildings.

And we know that we’ve been here once before.

In 1979, we said “enough” to an economy in shambles, skyrocketing gas prices, and a president whose weakness emboldened Iranian radicals to hold Americans hostage for 444 days.

On November 6th, we will again say “enough,” just as patriotic and responsible Americans have said “enough” in the past.

We will VOTE.

Defend A Great Gift From God…America

The vast majority, 90%, of voting age Americans identify themselves as Christians and yet only 50% are registered to vote and of Christians registered to vote, only 50% actually vote. This all translates to the fact only 22% of American’s identified as Christians have been voting in past elections.

God gave us His only Son so that we may have freedom to enjoy everlasting life free from sin and share His good news with others. God also gave us a new land called America where we could and can be a great nation of Free Individual People with Individual Freedom and Liberty. God gave this great gift so we can have a safe and protected nation to grow and develop in our understanding and faith in God as individual Christians living in Freedom.

America became and remains today the only truly save harbor for people to seek Christian refuse and gain strength in Christian faith. Yet, 78% of Americans identifying themselves as Christians, “Fail to Honor God’s Gift,” we call America. 78% fail to vote.

As Christians, if; “We love God and His Son Jesus Christ,” then we should Honor Him, His Son and the, “Gift” of His Freedom and the "Gift" of the nation we call America. We should Honor and Defend His Gift by voting according to our faith in Him. Since we vote for leadership from among We The People, there is not and never will be a, “Perfect Choice.” We should however give Honor to God and use our best efforts to make a wise choice and vote based on our faith in God.

If you are among the 78% that do not vote, please return your heart, mind, body and spirit back to God and defend His Gift with your vote according to your faith and best choice. As one Christian with one vote and one voice, please unite your vote and your voice with millions of other Christians and VOTE! To do less is to disrespect a Gift from God.

      Is Obama Breaking the "Hate Crime" Laws

Barack Hussein Obama is in fact by his actions and surrounding himself with hate mongers is breaking the “Hate Crime” laws. Kerry J. Forestal, whom Obama in 2010 had appointed U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana, incrementally helped the Carson campaign.

Carson a U.S. lawmaker called for American schools to mirror the Islamic madrassa system, U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-of Indiana In a dramatic video dated May 26, addressed an Islamic Circle of North America convention, saying, “The aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was hard on Muslims and that Americans should look to Muslim schools for guidance.”  Read More

The Senate Allows Foreign Worker Importation

The 4th of July is about celebrating early Americans who refused to be satisfied with a status quo that they felt restricted with their life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate has done nothing to fight the immigration status quo that forces millions of Americans to be unemployed, struggling to support their families.  Instead, they have stood by as the government issued permanent work permits to nearly 2 million more immigrants since the beginning of the current Congress.

It is disgraceful that the Senate has refused to pass legislation reducing the number foreign work permits.  The Liberals don’t care that 20 million Americans can't find a full-time job or can’t celebrate their independence from joblessness. 

It is not a happy 4th of July for millions of Americans who are greatly restricted in their liberty and pursuit of happiness because this Senate has done nothing to change the immigration status quo, leaving them unemployed and struggling to provide for their families.  I'm sure you'll agree that it's much harder to be happy, when one's liberty is certainly restricted, than when one is employed. 

Unfortunately, 20 million Americans are unable to find a full-time job.  Many, maybe even most, of these Americans have families.  These Americans have to worry about how they will pay for the mortgage or the rent.  These Americans have to worry about how to put food on the table.  These Americans have a million worries we simply don't have.  Is this what the patriots who founded our country fought and died for? I don’t think so. 

These new foreign workers compete against Americans in all job sectors -- in construction, in technology, in service, in education.  Why is this competition needed when there is not enough jobs as it is?  Why is this competition needed when these new foreign workers will work for less than the prevailing wage? Well I’ll tell you why, it’s so that Obama can complete his agenda to turn this Great Nation of ours into a Socialist Country! 

Our Fore Fathers are rolling over in their graves now and are mad as Hell at “We the People” for letting this happen. Because 236 years ago, these Patriots declared that a long train of abuses committed against them would not be tolerated.

Unfortunately, the Senate has done nothing to challenge this system.  It's almost as if it is taking orders from the greedy businesses that like low-cost foreign workers instead of the American people that need more jobs. These millions of Americans without a job would love to declare their independence from jobless benefits, but the Senate isn't giving them the chance. 

Call, write, phone, fax or e-mail your Senators let them know enough is enough and “We the People” aren’t going to take ir any longer. Assure them that if they do the right thing and close the borders they will keep their jobs, if not, they will be unemployed.

I’M MAD AS HELL at Obama

I’M MAD AS HELL at Obama, the worrying fact is that Obama has passed a comprehensive amnesty even though 15 million Americans are unemployed and 10 million Americans cannot find a full-time job.  Shouldn't the president focus his energies on righting the economy and creating jobs, not pushing comprehensive amnesty legislation that would actually put more Americans out of work?

I’M MAD AS HELL with Obama's decision to favor illegal aliens with jobs over Americans and legal immigrants without jobs by pushing for a comprehensive amnesty bill to pass the Congress. When are you going to start listening to the American Citizens, the ones that are legal? Stop the lies and stop playing politics, this is not a game this is about the country that I love and would die for. Stop being like a dictator and start acting like an American President that cares for his country! You and the progressives have done nothing but put us in so much debt with the bailouts and so called healthcare reform that we will never be able to get out of debt.

I’M MAD AS HELL because the office that you represent is supposed to protect the borders of this country from thugs, criminals and terrorist. We THE PEOPLE should not have to worry about such things. This is the obligation of congress but if you will not protect our borders then it is up to the American Citizens. “I'm against violence but step on, spit on, burn or disrespect the flag or the Constitution of these United States you are doing the same to me and I will not tolerate it any more.” This country of ours is the greatest country in the world but you are tarring it down and WE THE PEOPLE should not and will not tolerate this. I have turned the other cheek to many times and it has to stop!!

 When the framers wrote the Constitution, they intentionally designed checks and balances that would ensure that no one branch of government would become too strong. Among those checks and balances includes Congress's clear legislative authority. When it comes to writing laws, Congress is in charge. 

If you (Obama) think that you can buy votes with amnesty to these Illegal’s then you sir are more of an idiot than I thought. You need to resign along with Attorney General Holder.  This is not a third world country that you can become a dictator; it is the Greatest Country on Earth. We are a free nation and if you don’t like it, then you are free to take your band of un-Americans along with your Czars and leave!! Go where people want to be told how to live.

STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND PUT FORTH SOME EFFORT

As I go among people and encourage others to get involved with efforts to Restore America as “One Nation Under God,” I often hear a common response from many Christians that say something like, “I agree things are bad and getting worse. But there is nothing we can do until Jesus returns.”

I agree... the final victory over corruption, wrong doing and evil will take place when Jesus returns and I welcome his return with open arms.

However, the Jesus I have learned about during personal Bible study time and weekly Bible study groups does not expect us to sit idle on our duffs with our hands folded while we wait for his return.

He actually expects us to take up our cross and do something. Here in this world, as we wait, we are his arms, legs, feet and bodies here on earth. He expects us to do something and get results.

I am sorry if I may offend anyone, but as a conservative Christian myself, I am fed up with folks claiming we can do nothing except wait for Jesus to return. That is simply a cop out and excuse to be lazy and do nothing.

There is much we can do that will at least make things better while we wait. It is true, our, “Pre-Jesus Return,” efforts will never achieve perfection. However...Read More

Gray-Haired Brigade

 They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time.  We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshipped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration. 

 In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days. 

 We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam.  We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America; we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the Beautiful by heart and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America. 

 Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent. 

 It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies." You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got.  We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house. 

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Gray-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White House or to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Gray-Haired Brigade." 

 

Will the dead in Texas rise to vote on Election Day

 Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice is dragging states (Alabama, Texas, and South Carolina) through litigation over their voter ID laws. Meanwhile the state of Arizona just had their tougher voter ID laws upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Given these scenarios it is obvious Holder is using his authority and position in an attempt to prevent tougher voter ID Laws from being implemented in this election year.

Holder isn't alone. The Left is actively demonizing efforts to thwart voter fraud calling them racist, hate-filled efforts, and a particular burden on immigrants, students, the elderly, and poor.

Showing proper identification by U.S citizens is commonplace: from making credit purchases to coaching a little league team to gaining access into buildings and facilities -- identification is the norm -- not the exception! 

These politically motivated attacks by the DOJ are baseless and once again display Eric Holder's disrespect for the due process of elections and the integrity of election outcomes. Tell Eric Holder and Congress that voter ID requirements are legal, just and critical to insure the accuracy of our elections.

 Now with word from Florida that state officials purged "53,000 dead voters from the voter rolls" in that state.

According to reports, Florida is one of only a few states making use of the Social Security Death Index -- a far more efficient and accurate guide. Unfortunately, most states aren't using the index -- many officials won't remove a record unless they have proof of a death certificate. So like Florida, many states may have tens of thousands of dead voters just waiting to rise up and vote come Election Day!

 Fearful of the coming Election, and looking for any edge (legal or otherwise), the Left is doing whatever they can to convince voters that there is no voter fraud problem ... there is a voter fraud problem.

 The Obama Administration and Eric Holder's Department of Justice are attacking states' Voter ID laws by dragging them through unfounded lawsuits. Leftists are committed to advancing a smear campaign demonizing Voter ID laws, by labeling them as racist, onerous and unreasonable burdens on the elderly and poor.

Never mind that proper identification is required by law to perform the simplest of tasks -- like picking a child up from school, or making a credit purchase. These leftist allegations are unfounded and politically motivated to further corrupt the democratic process and influence elections!

I AM VOTING FOR TED CRUZ

 I know that I am a no body in the political ring but I will vote for Ted Cruz. Texas has been given a chance to do something right and that is vote for Ted Cruz. He is a true Conservative unlike David Dewhurst.

 The first step is to prevent Dewhurst from getting to 50% on May 29th so that there is a head-to-head run-off between Dewhurst and Cruz in July. Last week, Sarah Palin endorsed Cruz – adding to an already impressive list of solid conservatives like Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Ed Meese, Mark Levin, The Club for Growth, the Madison Project, Gun Owners of America, RedState, and numerous others.

 These are strong conservatives who are fighting hard against the status quo and who know that Ted will join with them rather than the establishment. We the People of Texas must not let the establishment of the Republican Party sway us to vote for just any Republican, we must sway the establishment to go with a true Conservative and that being Ted Cruz.

 Ted has a track record of fighting for conservatism. He has fought against ceding U.S. sovereignty to some unaccountable, leftist World Court; he has fought for religious freedom by successfully defending the placement of the 10 Commandments on the Texas Capitol grounds. Then, David Dewhurst is a squishy moderate. They know he has been a major impediment – along with Joe Straus – to moving conservative reforms. They know he is boring and entirely unpersuasive. They know he is hiding behind the overall record of Governor Perry, who sadly is the lone conservative of any note who has supported Dewhurst… entirely out of loyalty to the man who has served as his Lt. Governor for some 12 years (in other words, don’t make anything of that support).

 Ted has sent a clear signal that he will work with conservatives in Washington to fight the establishment. Dewhurst not only will join the establishment – he is the establishment personified. So Texans get out and vote for Ted Cruz-a true Conservative.

 Kenneth Cook (Patriot Ken)

Close the Illegal Alien Child Credit Loophole

A report that aired on local television station WTHR in Indianapolis highlights an income tax loophole that is allowing illegal aliens to receive massive refunds from the IRS at the expense of U.S. taxpayers. According to the report, illegal aliens are filing false returns, claiming their own children, nieces, and nephews who, in some cases, don't even live in the United States to receive the alternate child tax credit. The cost to taxpayers is $4.2 billion per year!

The House of Representatives has already passed legislation to close this loophole, now the Senate needs to act.  Please fax the Senate and ask them to pass either Sen. Marco Rubio's S. 3083 or Sen. David Vitter's S. 95, both of which would end this practice and save American taxpayers billions of dollars each year.

Watch the full report here.

After watching this television report. It reports that illegal aliens are receiving more than $4 billion of taxpayer-funded refunds by taking advantage of the Child Tax Care credit. The House has already addressed this and the Senate needs to as well. Please tell your Senators to support Sen. Rubio's S. 3083 and Sen. Vitter's S. 577 so that illegal aliens can no longer steal our tax dollars.

 It is unacceptable for illegal aliens to be allowed to commit tax fraud so easily, especially without any action from the federal government. The federal government has ignored the enforcement of our immigration laws for far too long, and this is just another unfortunate example.

 This country is already facing enough budget issues, and American taxpayers should not be paying for illegal aliens, or their relatives back home. The IRS has done nothing and it is time for Congress to step in and end this abuse.

 The House has already passed legislation to close the Child Tax Care credit loophole and the Senate needs to do the same.  Please tell your Senators to pass Sen. Rubio's S. 3083 or Sen. Vitter's S. 577.

 

S 577 IS

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 577

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify eligibility for the child tax credit.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 15, 2011

Mr. VITTER introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify eligibility for the child tax credit.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Child Tax Credit Integrity Preservation Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. ELIGIBILITY FOR CHILD TAX CREDIT.

(a) In General- Subsection (e) of section 24 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking `under this section to a taxpayer' and all that follows and inserting `under this section to any taxpayer unless--

`(1) such taxpayer includes the taxpayer's valid identification number (as defined in section 6428(h)(2)) on the return of tax for the taxable year, and

`(2) with respect to any qualifying child, the taxpayer includes the name and taxpayer identification number of such qualifying child on such return of tax.'.

(b) Effective Date- The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.

THE KAGAN DECEPTION
Subversion on the Supreme Court


 It has become abundantly clear that Elena Kagan was put on the Supreme Court, not to uphold and defend our Constitution as her oath requires, but to destroy that grand document and fundamentally transform America into a new Socialist state.

We must stop Elena Kagan!

Elena Kagan's actions and questions as a Supreme Court Justice hearing the ObamaCare case were telling enough...but as reported earlier, (see below), her long history of public display of anti-Constitutionalism provide the proof.

The fact is:
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What I Want From The 112th Congress

 Leftist organizations like MoveOn.org are suggesting that the GOP is at war with women because they oppose Obama’s HHS mandate to provide free abortion drugs:  The Left is mis-characterizing women in an attempt to demonize Republicans.

 The United Nations recently held its annual meeting on the status of women and combined feminism with environmentalism, suggesting that abortion is the key for population control and sustainability.   I flatly reject the UN’s anti-life agenda.

 The United Nations recently held its annual meeting on the status of women and combined feminism with environmentalism, suggesting that abortion is the key for population control and sustainability.   Abortion is not essential for women to achieve success and significance in society as the UN suggests.

 Here are my top issues of concern that I want the new Congress to address...Read More

America Gone

WHEN - he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan, Muramar Kaddafi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - his voting record in the Illinois Senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he refused to wear a flag lapel pin and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he surrounded himself in the White House with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he said he favors sex education in kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - his personal background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco - a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home - people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he started appointing White House Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist /Communists, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he stood before the Nation and told us that his intentions were to "fundamentally transform this Nation" into something else, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he appointed cabinet members and several advisors who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he appointed Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar who believes in "Explicit Consent," harvesting human organs without family consent and allowing animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual and organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network as Safe School Czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he appointed Mark Lloyd as Diversity Czar who believes in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth, who supports Hugo Chavez, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - Valerie Jarrett, an avowed Socialist, was selected as Obama's Senior White House Advisor, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he appointed Carol Browner, a well known socialist as Global Warming Czar working on Cap and Trade as the nation's largest tax, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - Tom Daschle, Obama's pick for Health and Human Services Secretary could not be confirmed because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - as President of the United States, he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, people said it didn't matter..

WHEN - he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - his actions concerning the Middle East seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel, our long time ally, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he upset the Europeans by removing plans for a missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops early-on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions, and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he claimed he was a Christian during the election and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group and 'stating' that he was raised a Muslim, was educated as a Muslim, and is still a Muslim, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn't matter.

WHEN - he finally completed his transformation of America into a Socialist State , people woke up---
but it was too late. Add these up one by one and you get a phenomenal score that points to the fact that Barrack Hussein Obama is determined to turn America into a Marxist-Socialist society.
All of the items in the preceding paragraphs have been put into place.
All can be documented very easily. Before you disavow this do an Internet search.
The last paragraph alone is not yet cast in stone. You and I will write that paragraph.

Will it read as above or will it be a more happy ending for most of America ?
Don' just belittle the opposition. Search for the truth.
We all need to pull together or watch the demise of a free democratic society.
Pray for Americans to seek the truth and take action for it will keep us FREE.
Our biggest enemy is not China, Russia, North Korea or Iran .
Our biggest enemy is a contingent of politicians in Washington , DC .
The government will not help, so we need to do it ourselves.

Question....will you delete this, or pass it on to others who don't know about Obama's actions and plans for the USA, so that they may know how to vote in November, 2012 and the ensuing years?

It's your decision. I believe it does matter. How about you?

WHEN - November 2012, it WILL matter who you VOTE for! (or AGAINST !!!)

PLEASE, PLEASE V O T E ! ! !

"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you… you may know that your society is doomed."

Sheriff Joe Arpaio under siege

 Hey Patriots,

Barack Obama, George Soros, “La Raza” and the entire liberal political establishment has launched a multi-million dollar campaign to destroy “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” They are spending millions of your tax dollars in an effort to place federal bureaucrats as “monitors” in his Maricopa County office -- to stop him from doing the job voters elected him to do! Crazed supporters of amnesty for illegal aliens just held a protest demanding that the federal government step in and strip Joe of his powers.

The left-wing billionaire George Soros has pledged to spend $10 million to defeat Sheriff Joe for reelection! Sheriff Joe is “public enemy number one” to President Obama and his goons in the U.S. Justice Department because he adamantly opposes amnesty for illegal aliens.

And Sheriff Joe never, ever backs down. That’s why both Maricopa County Arizona and Americans everywhere need to keep this hero in office. He stands up for what is right and FIGHTS! And right now he is in the fight of his life. You see, Barack Obama is pressing hard with his federal lawsuit to force Sheriff Joe to agree to have his office placed in a type of federal “receivership.” They are spending millions and millions of YOUR money to strip Sheriff Joe of his powers.

The liberal activists from across the country are prepared to do whatever it takes to defeat Sheriff Joe in this year’s election. They are gearing up to bombard this one county sheriff with millions of dollars of hate-filled negative ads. And we need to do everything humanly possible to guarantee that Barak Obama, George Soros, La Raza and all the left-wing crazies gunning for Joe Arpaio don’t steal the upcoming election.

 The liberals hate Joe Arpaio so much; they will stop at nothing to drive him out of office. While all the politicians in Washington have been desperately trying to figure out how to pass a law granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants...Sheriff Joe made headlines by standing up to the illegal alien lobby and protecting our borders! And for that he has drawn the wrath of every left-wing lunatic in America.

Sheriff Joe deserves a medal. Instead he is being subjected to a liberal smear campaign paid for by George Soros and your tax dollars. Joe Arpaio has risked everything to stand up for us. Now it is time for the American people to stand up for him.

The media still selling socialism

It has been two years since the passage of Obamacare—one of the most intrusive, expensive, and liberty-stifling pieces of legislation in the history of our republic.

Throughout the backroom deals and months-long White House propaganda campaign which preceded the signing ceremony, the left-wing media served as the Administration’s unwavering henchmen, bludgeoning any American who dared to question the wisdom of socializing one-sixth of the U.S. economy at a time of economic woes and a national debt spiraling out of control.

The so-called “news” media unapologetically carried water for the White House, lying to the American people about the consequences of socialized medicine.

Two years later, every promise the media and the Obama Administration made about Obamacare—that it would make healthcare cheaper without increasing taxes or deficits, that you could keep your doctor, that businesses would not be hit with crippling regulations and taxes—has been broken.

That bears repeating. Every promise the Left and their allies in the media made about Obamacare has been exposed as a glaring, boldface lie

And while patriotic conservative Americans—who put up a worthy, but ultimately unsuccessful fight to prevent Obamacare from becoming law—have been vindicated, the media continue to shamelessly lie to the American people.

Just last week, the Congressional Budget Office found that Obamacare will actually cost $1.76 trillion—far in excess of the original $938 billion price tag. CBO predictions are notoriously low-balled, and Congressional Republicans estimate that the total cost would actually be closer to $2.6 trillion. CBO also said that Obamacare will cause millions of Americans to lose their employer-based health insurance—something that was vehemently denied by the Obama Administration and the media when Obamacare was debated.

Why do the media continue to lie about this massive oversight? Because they don’t care about the truth. Far from being impartial referees on the political battlefield, the liberal media are the chief propagandists for the American Left. They wanted socialized medicine, lied to the American people in order to get it, and now that every single aspect of Obamacare has been exposed as a massive fraud, the media refuse to take responsibility, soldiering on with their deception campaign. 

Yet despite two years of glowing coverage and a comprehensive marketing campaign by the national media, the American people continue to reject the government takeover of the healthcare industry. 

As you will see, the scope and audacity of deceit is stunning. As the Supreme Court debates the constitutionality of certain aspects of the law, we can count on President Obama’s loyalists in media to continue misleading the American people and attacking conservative jurists who dare ask whether Congress has the Constitutional right to force Americans to buy a product they don’t want or need. 

The liberal media pulled out all the stops to propagandize on behalf of the Obama Administration and the Radical Left. They covered up the bill’s costs and fraudulent accounting tactics, lied to seniors about cuts to Medicare, all while vilifying conservative opponents as heartless extremists.

The media’s shameful deception campaign has not worked. Polls show that Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of socialized medicine. Yet the media are relentless, and will continue to mislead and deceive.

Obama wants to cut funding on 287(g)

In his newly released budget for FY2013, President Barack Obama has cut all funding for any new jurisdictions to be added to the successful 287(g) program.  In case you need a refresher, the 287(g) program allows state and local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enforce our immigration laws. It was established by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 so that officers may receive training from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in functions such as identification, processing, and detention of immigration offenders. This training provides state and local police with additional tools they can use to prosecute crimes committed by aliens, especially gang violence and document fraud, while reducing the impact of illegal immigration on local communities and making it less likely that terrorists will be able to operate with impunity in the United States.

I am incandescent with rage that Obama believes it necessary to cut funding for the 287(g) program in his FY2013 budget request. Obama obviously don't believe that saving American lives is important. Fortunately, I hope he will change course and side with Americans on this issue by supporting 287(g).

While Obama may not realize that the 287(g) program is necessary to keep Americans safe, the men and women who actually put their lives on the line on a daily basis do realize this. Harris County (Tx.) Sheriff Adrian Garcia, when told about the president's plan to defund 287(g), said, "Elimination of 287(g) would mean the failure to refer to ICE for possible removal many violent, dangerous, experienced criminals who had no previous contact with ICE before being charged with a state crime in Harris County."

Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to care about violent illegal aliens who pose a threat to citizens of Harris County, or any other jurisdiction. Sadly, he’s more concerned with getting in the good graces of those who dislike the program (i.e. those who want illegal aliens to remain in the country). It certainly is a sad state of affairs when the President of the United States favors law breakers over those who observe the law.

Mr. President (and I use that term loosely), I urge you to protect all Americans and to give a helping hand to those who enforce America's laws by ensuring that the 287(g) program is fully funded for 2013, instead of siding with those who want our laws ignored and want to emasculate those who enforce the law. This is a very important program that gets results -- which is exactly why its detractors want to bring it down.

All Obama wants to do is score cheap and easy political points by preventing any other state or local agencies from joining the program, thereby putting countless American lives at risk.

Repeal Obamacare

 Dear Patriots,

Have you resigned to handing control over every decision you make to the federal government?  Are you resigned to worse medical care at higher prices?  Have you accepted the inevitability of Obamacare? 

If the federal government is allowed to takeover healthcare in our country, the Constitution is, for all intents and purposes, nullified. Every decision we make impacts our health and the potential cost of our healthcare. The car you drive, the food you eat, even how much time you spend outdoors all impact the potential burden of your healthcare under Obamacare and the government will have a financial interest and the perceived authority to regulate every aspect of your life. 

Obamacare is a scourge upon this nation and must be the primary focus in 2012 In March the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on the constitutionality of Obamacare, and if the court decides to uphold the constitution, the law will be struck down.  Unfortunately the court has four committed liberals who will rubber-stamp their messiah's power grab, four justices who are consistent strict-constructionists who are likely to strike down the law, and one who revels in being the deciding vote. 

The TEA PARTY is currently in the preliminary stages of planning a
massive rally outside of the Supreme Court when they will weigh Obamacare.  If We The People can put together a huge showing, it could swing Justice Kennedy towards the constitution and solidify support among Justices Thomas, Scalia, Roberts, and Alito. 

OUR FREEDOM AT STAKE

 Patriots,

If Obama gets his way he’ll cut the Military down to almost nothing. He wants to cut 67,000 troops from active Army, National Guard and the Army Reserve. He wants to do this by October 1, 2012. He will also cut the Marine Corps by 15,200 troops fro the Active Reserves. The Navy and Air Force will loose 8,600 and 1,700 respectively.

 This is totally unacceptable. He thinks by cutting the Military Personnel it will save the U. S. economy. This is a ploy to give him more power. He is going to dangle a carrot in front of the Military Personnel hoping they will take the money and get out of the Military. Thus, by cutting the Military it is actually cutting our freedom.

 Sharp said in an interview before the budget was released, “I was surprised that they were going to complete the reductions to the Army and the Marine Corps in just five years.” He went on to say, “What they told us is that they will try to use those types of positive incentives to the greatest extent possible, but that involuntary separations would probably still be necessary.”

 He (Obama) will strip the U. S. Military down to nothing. This will destroy the U. S. economy. Right now people are out of work and having a hard time finding work. So when the troops that were kicked out of the Military try to join the work force it will put more of a strain on our delicate economy. It will also open the flood gate of uprising and crime. We will not be able to live as free Americans, and that scares the hell out of me. If this happens Obama will insert Marshall Law. When this is done our freedom is gone; then we have only 2 options: 

  1. Do what the government tells you.
  2. Or fight for Your FREEDOM.

What will you do? This is the question WE THE PEOPLE will have to ask ourselves.

SOMETHING HAS DISAPPEARED

This is part of the 'change' we were promised. But nobody will question him in fear of being called a racist.

What an embarrassment.

For a long time, we have noticed that the decor at the White House has changed since BHO moved in.

The Oval Office is now stripped of the traditional red, white, and blue, and replaced with middle eastern wallpaper, drapes, and decor.

The hallway that he walks out of to talk to the press now has middle eastern chairs, drapes, etc. And the thing that has bothered me the most is the bright yellow drape behind him every time he speaks from the white house. It has Arabic symbols on it and has been there from the beginning.

I’ve been noticing this for a while and it just dawned on me. That bright yellow curtain is highly visible, but as you look closer, you will see what is predominantly absent. Look at the traditional 'American' background and decor as opposed to the new decor. Trust me when I say that this is intentional. It should alarm every American.

What is missing at Barack Hussein Obama's press conference? No it is not the Teleprompters; it’s the U.S. flag!!! This is not acceptable to me, nor should it be to you. Vote in November - 2012 like your way of life depends on it! Because it does!!!!!

The Truth About ObamaCare Rationing for Seniors

 Patriots,

It is now clear that the BIGGEST LOSERS in the ObamaCare statist healthcare overhaul ARE AMERICA’S SENIORS and those approaching retirement age.
Consider these shocking facts:

  • According to Obama’s own chief actuary in the Department of Health and Human Services, ObamaCare will savage Medicare by cutting $575.1 billion in this decade alone.
     
  • One website says that ObamaCare “will affect all aspects of health care for seniors -- coverage, prices, and access.” 
     
  • “Medicare Advantage” -- the popular program which gives seniors more choices in healthcare -- is already being decimated by ObamaCare with major insurers dropping the plan altogether and Obama’s actuary projecting a 50% reduction in the program by 2017.
     
  • And then there’s the reality of HEALTHCARE RATIONING that will be implemented by ObamaCare’s “Independent Payment Advisory Board” -- appointed by Obama with the power to make Medicare rationing decisions without Congressional oversight!

Of course, many seniors have been kept in the dark -- even deceived about ObamaCare by the nation’s largest membership association of seniors, AARP. From the onset, the AARP aggressively lobbied for passage of ObamaCare. Even as these troubling details emerged, AARP continued its staunch support of Obama’s plan...

The reason?

AARP stands to reap billions in profits by offering gap coverage as a direct result of deep cuts in Medicare!

This “Grand Deception” created by Obama and aggressively promoted by the AARP that seniors support ObamaCare is a lie now threatening the health care of every senior and the solvency of our nation.

With American seniors now at serious risk due to ObamaCare, and AARP essentially turning their backs on the concerns of seniors, Grassfire Nation is partnering with Conservative 50 Plus to unite conservative citizens in opposition to ObamaCare.

It is vitally important that seniors and those approaching retirement age stand together with one voice against ObamaCare and the AARP’s Grand Deception!

La Raza Calls for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Resignation

As you know, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being victimized by a politically motivated assault brought on by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. Arpaio is also the convenient target of a savage liberal media as well as radical immigration zealots -- all of whom are looking to destroy a decorated and dedicated public servant committed to the citizens of Arizona.

On February 2, 2012, the National Council of La Raza -- a far-left Latino organization -- held a press event to call for Sheriff Joe's resignation.

According to Fox News Latino, La Raza "President Janet Murguia called Joe Arpaio... 'America's worst sheriff' and said it was time for him to step down."

As you may know La Raza is a pro-Latino rights organization that strongly supports amnesty. "La Raza" means "the race" and the phrase is linked to the "La Raza" movement which includes such ideas as "Reconquista" -- the goal to reclaim vast portions of the western United States as an independent Latino soveriegn nation.

This latest round of attacks against Sheriff Joe began when Obama's heavy-handed Department of Justice stripped his officers of their power to enforce federal immigration laws. Arpaio has repeatedly asked the DOJ for evidence into their assertion that his office profiles Latinos and bases immigration enforcement on racially charged complaints.

This is outrageous. It is bad enough that Obama supports the amnesty agenda, but to turn the Justice Department against local law enforcement who are simply upholding our laws is unconscionable.

Now, groups like La Raza are joining the attacks.

What is an Infidel

 The Muslim religion is the fastest growing religion per capita in the United States, especially in the minority races!!

Last month a friend of mine attended his annual training session that's required for maintaining his state prison security clearance. During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who each explained their beliefs.

My friend was particularly interested in what the Islamic had to say. The Muslim gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a video. After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers. When it was my friend’s turn, He directed his question to the Muslim and asked: “Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand that most Imams and clerics of Islam have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against the infidels of the world and, that by killing an infidel, (which is a command to all Muslims) they are assured of a place in heaven. If that's the case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?”

There was no disagreement with his statements and, without hesitation, the Muslim replied, “Non-believers!” My friend responded, “So, let me make sure I have this straight. All followers of Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of your faith so they can have a place in heaven. Is that correct?”

The expression on his face changed from one of authority and command to that of a little boy who had just been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. He sheepishly replied, “Yes.”

He then stated, “Well sir, I have a real problem trying to imagine The Pope commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or Dr. Stanley
ordering all Protestants to do the same in order to guarantee them a place in heaven!”

The Muslim was speechless, as he continued, “I also have a problem with being your friend when you and your brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me! Let me ask you a question: Would you rather have your Allah, who tells you to kill me in order for you to go to heaven, or my Jesus who tells me to love you because I am going to heaven and He wants you to be there with me?”  You could have heard a pin drop as the Imam hung his head in shame.

 Needless to say, the organizers and/or promoters of the 'Diversification' training seminar were not happy with his way of dealing with the Islamic Imam, and exposing the truth about the Muslims' beliefs.

In just a short few years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the President; if it hasn’t been done already. This is an election year that you must get out and vote against Obama and his cronies. When he and his cronies are out of office WE THE PEOPLE must keep fighting against this tyranny; the tyranny that will destroy our Constitution and our freedom.  God Bless the United States of America and it’s Constitution.

Obama Continues to Import Foreign Workers

On January 30, 2012, President Barack Obama held an online town hall meeting where he took questions from Americans via webcam.  One participant, Jennifer Wedel of Fort Worth, Texas, asked, "Why does the government continue to issue and extend H-1B visas when there are tons of Americans just like my husband with no job?"  

 The question caused all sorts of problems for the president.  He admitted that there needs to be limits to the H-1B program, but found it "interesting" that Mrs. Wedel's husband, a semiconductor engineer couldn't find a job.

 I’m simply at a loss for words concerning the recent online exchange with Jennifer Wedel and Obama.  Her highly-skilled husband can’t find a job due to the veritable tsunami of unnecessary H-1B workers flooding this country.  And, all he can say is that he will look into her husband's situation to. Obama really don't care whether or not these H-1B workers take jobs away from U.S. workers! All he’s interested in is being re-elected! So to do that, he needs the votes of illegal immigrants.

 Do you know what the Department of Labor said about the H-1B program?  In a recent report, it wrote: "H-1B workers may be hired even when a qualified U.S. worker wants the job, and a U.S. worker can be displaced from the job in favor of the foreign worker."  This goes against Obama’s comment that companies should be obliged to look for and hire American workers first.

Furthermore, most H-1B workers are under the age of 30. This combined with their temporary nature, means they cost far less to hire than American workers of any age, but especially those ages 30 and above.  If Mr. Wedel is above the age of 30, he doesn't stand a chance against an H-1B worker, from an economic standpoint.  As long as the H-1B program allows employers to put H-1B workers ahead of American workers, no matter the cost, American workers will always lose out.

 If Obama is serious about putting Americans back to work, he will reform the H-1B program.  Or better yet, he'll scrap the program altogether.  The program harms hundreds of thousands of American workers and their families and only benefits companies that would rather hire less-expensive foreign labor. I understand that companies are in business to make a profit but they need to hire Americans first.

 Clearly, President Obama still doesn't understand that the H-1B program does not work. Far too many foreign workers are imported by technology companies and they are employed instead of U.S. workers (like Mrs. Wedels's husband).  And instead of promising to do something about the problem, he finds the problem "interesting."

Solar ooze continues

Patriots,

Solar ooze continues bubbling to the surface in the ever-widening Solyndra scandal. After bilking American taxpayers for more than $535 million in federal guaranteed loans, Solyndra employees are now destroying and discarding millions in company assets!

After viewing news video featuring employees discarding high-grade glass tubes used in the manufacturing of solar panels and worth millions of dollars into a dumpster...

Liberty News reported that the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce committee Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), called the destruction "an outrage," and called on the U.S. Department of Justice to stand in the gap for taxpayers.

"Valuable equipment is being destroyed instead of being sold to reimburse the creditors, including the American people."

But wait! This scandal of this solar ooze gets worse...

The Washington Times reported that Solyndra attorneys just last week filed a proposal in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware to hand-out up to a half-million dollars in bonuses "to persuade key employees to stay put."

According to the report, two dozen Solyndra employees "could receive bonuses ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 each." Company attorneys believe the bonuses would "add motivation" during a dire time for the remaining employees.

Since then, the congressional panel investigating Solyndra is demanding the bankrupt company's law firm to turn over all documents -- including billing and other communications.

Americans are demanding accountability but all we get is a run-around. There's little question that Obama administration-led political favors were behind the $535 million Solyndra loan. There's also little doubt that American taxpayers are the biggest losers in this growing scandal. Obama's eco-cronyism is hurting America and breaking the backs of American taxpayers. As such, we deserve truth and justice; but once again all we get is a political two-step.

Justice Elena Kagan should step down from the ObamaCare lawsuit

Patriots,

On January 23, 2012, the Supreme Court refused to hear oral arguments on whether Justice Elena Kagan should step down from the ObamaCare lawsuit.

This was no surprise. The Supreme Court is the most isolated and powerful branch of government. Despite the overwhelming evidence indicating that Kagan should recuse herself, the Court has refused to take any action.

Let’s review the facts…

The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) has carefully documented Kagan’s work on behalf of ObamaCare while she served as Obama’s Solicitor General.

**According to JCN, Kagan engaged her department in the strategy to defend ObamaCare in court “before [ObamaCare] had even been signed into law.”  So Kagan was an advocate for ObamaCare even before the final votes were cast.

**JCN also tracks how Kagan was involved in the “deliberative process” for her office’s legal defense of ObamaCare. By definition, this means Kagan has knowledge of information (i.e. the Administration’s deliberative process) which is protected and therefore the other justices may not be allowed to hear!

It is clear that Elena Kagan was an open advocate of ObamaCare and that, in her position as Solicitor General, she was involved in defending the legislation.

By any judicial ethical standards, she should recuse herself.

But now her colleagues on the Supreme Court are “circling the wagons” to protect their elevated station in our society!

But this goes beyond her personal sense of ethics…

THIS IS THE LAW OF THE LAND!

Federal law (28 U.S.C. 455) clearly stipulates the grounds for judges to disqualify themselves in cases, including if the judge’s “impartiality might reasonably be questioned” or if the judge served in federal office as “counsel” or “adviser” or “expressed an opinion” on a matter.

Kagan has crossed all these lines and by law she must recuse herself for the ObamaCare case -- something she has already done dozens of times on other cases. But for ObamaCare, Obama’s hand-picked advocate refuses to step aside.

To make matters worse, much of the facts of Kagan’s open advocacy on behalf of ObamaCare was not disclosed during her confirmation hearings and has only come to light in the last few weeks after repeated Freedom of Information Act inquiries.

The Obama team hid the facts of Kagan’s ObamaCare advocacy! This is more Chicago style politics.

South Carolina’s Immigration Enforcement Law

President Obama's Justice Department has filed for a temporary injunction in federal court to stop South Carolina's immigration enforcement law from going into effect in January 2012. South Carolina's law, passed earlier this year, would require police officers to ask for proof of immigration status if they suspect an individual is in the country illegally. Similar to laws passed in Arizona and Alabama, South Carolina now faces the same fate as those two states - having to defend its law in federal court.

"The Justice Department has many important tasks and two of the most important tasks it has are defending the constitution and ensuring equality for all citizens," said U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

The Justice Department's lawsuit charges that South Carolina's law tries to enforce laws that are reserved for the federal government and that enforcement could result in the detention of legal immigrants and U.S. citizens.

I cannot understand why the Justice Department is challenging South Carolina's recently-passed immigration-enforcement legislation.  Surely police should have the right to determine if someone is in the country illegally.  Why is Obama sticking up for people who have no right to be in this country and take American jobs?

 States like South Carolina are passing immigration-enforcement laws because Obama refuses to step up to the plate and enforce these laws.  Americans are crying out for immigration enforcement and if Obama doesn't act and Congress doesn't act, the states will act.

 South Carolina's bill is simply a response to President Obama's Justice Department inaction.  If Obama truly wants to help the situation, suing South Carolina is not the solution.  The solution is to make sure America's immigration laws are enforced and to ask Congress to pass even more stringent laws.  Until this is done, no one will ever take Obama seriously on this issue and he will continue to make matters worse.

 Download the South Carolina’s immigration enforcement law (pdf form)

2012 Campaign Battle Plan

A few friends and I have completed our 2012 Campaign Battle Plan and it is enclosed with this letter.  I did not enclose a donation since I was unemployed from 2009 thru March 2011.  I will support your efforts when I get back on my feet again.

 The purpose of this letter is to offer some guidance from outside the beltway. Please let us explain.  Out here, we see things totally differently than what’s seen within the Beltway.  We’re losing elections because the commercials you run don’t connect with the general public.  One big glaring example is, I know that the constipation in the legislative pipeline is not the Republication held House of Representatives it’s the Senate and Harry Reid.  Who out here, other than a few of us who are awake know it?  Answer: NO ONE. 

 I’ve been a conservative republican for over 20 years and pay very close attention to what’s happening in all of the races and the bills that are passed through both the House of Representatives and the Senate.  It’s no secret that the ratings of both the House and Senate are the lowest they’ve ever been.  The reason for this is obvious.  Most people have no idea what’s going on with the bills.  People want to work and as far as their concerned, nothing is happening.  I know what’s happening and I know that everything is stuck in the Senate due to Harry Reid and the Senate democrats.

 We took over the House of Representatives in 2010.  During that time, the house has sent over 5 jobs and budget bills to the Senate.  Once there, they were tabled by Senator Harry Reid and the democrats.  So they sit there gathering dust.  Then Harry Reid has the audacity to blame the Republicans.  The fact that the Senate hasn’t passed a budget since Obama came into office is of no concern to them.  My question to you is; WHO KNOWS IT?  No one knows it.  You need to yell it from the highest mountain top that this is what’s happening via commercials.  You need to inform the general public exactly what’s happening.  Don’t ever let the general public form their own ideas. You need a two pronged attack.  You need the presidential attack and you need the congressional attack.  Fight like you mean it.  The democrats do and they draw blood.  I was told by an old veteran (my Grandfather) that when it looks like you’re gonna lose everything and it seemed hopeless, you have to get blinding nasty mean. You get that way, you win, if you don’t, you die. 

 We’re at that point where we have to get blinding nasty mean.  We have no choice.  This election season, is going to determine if we as Americans’ have a country and a viable constitution. Whether the rule of law is still alive and is applied where needed. Where bad ideas are canceled out and realistic workable ideas are used.  Where we teach our students what the true history of our country is all about and the values written within the Constitution.  Where we put God back in our schools, English is our countries language and our flag and Constitution is respected once again.

 These are just some of our thoughts; I will get off my soapbox now.  I hope our input helps you.

Pelosi and Her Leftist Cohorts Blaming Tea Party

Unwilling to give in to the Democrat’s gimmick of a two-month extension on the Middle Class Tax Cuts, Republicans blocked the President’s payroll tax cut.

Almost immediately, Nancy Pelosi sent out the following email to her Leftist cohorts …

Now, middle class Americans could see their taxes increase by $1,000 on January 1, unless Speaker Boehner, Eric Cantor and House Republicans back down from their extreme stance.

It is up to us to ensure that voters in their districts are aware of the damage that House Republicans are wreaking on behalf of the Tea Party fringe and the top 1 percent. We are just $7,659 short of our $100,000 Rapid Response goal that we need to reach before Midnight Tonight.

Contribute $3 or more to our Rapid Response Fund right now and we’ll hold Tea Party Republicans accountable with targeted advertising and calls. Act now and House Democrats will match your gift dollar-for-dollar.

This Republican Tea Party tax increase will hurt the middle class and obstruct the economic recovery. And they know it.

Patriots, the Payroll Tax cuts have become a political circus, with each party claiming they are trying to do what’s right for the American people.

With the Left blaming the Tea Party for obstructing their 60-day short-term gimmick, and Republicans demanding the Senate come back and negotiate a 12-month Payroll Tax fix, Congress is at an impasse, and the American taxpayers are ultimately the ones who will suffer if these political games are allowed to continue.

It’s been said before; a short-term gimmick like the two-month extension will put even more strain on our struggling economy by causing instability for our nation’s job market. So Patriots we must stop the false accusations and lies that the Democrats are saying. Write, fax email or call your representatives and senators and let them know that they can not back down from Pelosi, Reid or Obama. Also let them know that they should stop playing these political games. WE THE PEOPLE sent them there to represent us; not to join any circus.

It’s the Senate, stupid

You may remember the slogan "It's the economy, stupid" used by Bill Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign to make the point that George H. W. Bush had not adequately addressed the poor economy.  Clinton's political strategist, James Carville, posted the phrase inside campaign headquarters as a way to keep the team focused and on message. The phrase later became the de facto slogan for the Clinton election campaign.

The slogan could make a comeback in 2012 as Republicans highlight Barack Obama's dismal economic record, but if you consider yourself a freedom-loving American, then I have a different slogan for you.

"It's the Senate, stupid."

That's right. It's the Senate, stupid.  Most Americans are focused on the presidential race right now, especially as the GOP nomination process is about to shift into high gear. But winning the White House — as critical as it is — won't be enough to save the country we love without a strong, conservative majority in the United States Senate.

  • Without a conservative Senate, we won't repeal Obamacare.
  • Without a conservative Senate, we won't balance the budget.
  • Without a conservative Senate, we won't secure our borders.
  • Without a conservative Senate, we won't stop the bailouts.
  • And without a conservative Senate, we won't enact the pro-growth policies needed to get America back to work.

Winning the Senate is the key to restoring America's greatness.

Not only do the Democrats currently control the Senate but the rules of the Senate make it extremely powerful. If conservatives control the Senate, we not only can pass the reforms needed to undo Obama's mess, but we can also stop even more bad policies from being adopted.

The simple fact of the matter is this: a good president without a conservative Senate is a waste of a good president.

A president can campaign on great policies, but he doesn't write the bills. As long as liberals are in charge of writing legislation, it will be difficult for a Republican president to sign the right bills into law. Does anyone think Harry Reid will ever send a bill to the President's desk to repeal ObamaCare? The answer is no. There are 23 Democrat Senate seats up this cycle, and Republicans stand a strong chance of taking the Senate back. But it's not enough to just have a majority. We must have new senators who deeply believe in the principles of freedom and are willing to fight for them each day.

As we head into the most important election year in our lifetimes, we must also keep our focus on winning a conservative majority in the U.S. Senate. These leaders should have records that prove they not only talk the talk but also walk the walk. And each of them should show the courage to stand up to their own party's leaders when it is necessary to support and defend our principles and values.

Here are just a few candidates: Josh Mandel in Ohio, Ted Cruz in Texas, Don Stenberg in Nebraska, and Mark Neumann in Wisconsin. These candidates share a strong belief in the principles of freedom that make America great and they understand the critical role the U.S. Constitution plays in preserving those principles. So keep them in mind.

Obama is Trying To Bully Congress

Patriots,
Since Barack Obama took office, we've seen a steady and systematic advance of the liberal, big-government ideology that seeks to replace individual liberty with government interference. From the stimulus bill to ObamaCare, from the auto bailouts to growing environmental regulations, we've seen the Obama administration continue the march toward complete government control.

One tool the President has used - and continues to threaten to use - in order to advance his dangerous liberal agenda is the Executive Order. After suffering huge electoral losses that saw Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in 2010, Barack Obama relishes the idea of side-stepping Congress through the use of Executive Orders! We have news for you, Mr. President! We will not let you rule by fiat!

 When the framers wrote the Constitution, they intentionally designed checks and balances that would ensure that no one branch of government would become too strong. Among those checks and balances includes Congress's clear legislative authority. When it comes to writing laws, Congress is in charge.

But Barack Obama is attempting to change the paradigm in Washington and is exerting his authority in areas the founders did not intend. In 2010, we sent new leaders to Washington, putting conservatives in charge in Congress. And now that Obama faces opposition in the House of Representatives, he is actively trying to circumvent Congress in order to advance his leftist, big-government agenda!

We elected conservatives to Congress to stand up for us and our principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets, and we expect them to do just that! They cannot stand by and let Barack Obama use Executive Orders to circumvent the power intended for the people's representatives in Congress.

Congress must stand up to Barack Obama and not allow him to continue his unconstitutional power grab! This country will not survive if the President is able to circumvent the constitutional checks on his power.
 

Take a look at these Executive Orders and then pay close attention to what is going on.

Put Jobless Americans Back To Work 

Last Friday (December 2nd), House Speaker John Boehner told his Republican U.S. Representatives that all the work done in the House and everything they talk about needs to be about jobs: creating jobs for American workers and putting jobless Americans back to work. Unfortunately, Speaker Boehner doesn't seem to realize that the Legal Workforce Act, H.R. 2882, would put millions of Americans back to work, with hundreds of thousands of those Americans being put back to work within weeks of the bill's passage. 

Employers have illegally taken U.S. jobs out of the hands of 7 million American workers. Almost all of these jobs are in industries where citizens and legal immigrant workers compete directly with illegal labor. Most of the citizens victimized by this practice have less than a college degree.

The crisis that unemployed and disadvantaged workers face is our crisis. Less-educated workers make up almost one-third of our civilian workforce, and young workers who can't find employment by their mid 20s are often doomed to a life of dependency. If we fail them, we will be paying the price for generations.

The federal government has had the tools to level the playing field for some time, but the government of the people, by the people, and for the people has yet to put them to maximum use. The lack of action sends a chilling message to disadvantaged U.S. workers that they aren't worth protecting.

The Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) would change that. Within a couple of years of passage, 99 percent of all employers would be using E-Verify for all new hires, and the Social Security Administration would be identifying identity thieves and other illegal workers who gamed the system through theft or fraud.

The GOP has controlled the House for a year now, but hasn't done a thing to put Americans back to work. If you don't act soon to put these Americans back to work, you might find yourselves on the outside looking in once more.
Remember We The People are the Government and we send Our elected officials to represent us. When the elected officials stop representing The People it is time for them to answer to The People.

Camera network will focus on jaguars

They (the Federal Government) are wasting our tax dollars to study jaguars instead of securing our borders, this is simply outrageous! If they want to study something, I say study the routes the cartels and illegals that are coming across the border and put a stop to it!!

Starting next year, jaguars not illegals or the cartels will be the target of an extensive network of remote cameras placed across Southern Arizona and southwest New Mexico.

In a three-year, $771,000 project that has been greeted warmly by environmentalists but warily by cattle growers, University of Arizona researchers will try to learn more about the status and presence of the endangered animal.

Fifteen years after the jaguar was listed as endangered in the U.S., this project will try to determine how often it roams from Mexico to the United States and back, said Melanie Culver, the project's principal investigator and a geneticist for the U.S. Geological Survey and the UA's School of Natural Resources.

Referring to the adult male jaguar photographed in Cochise County Saturday, Culver added that the project will try to learn, "Is this the only one?"

The research project has brought on a UA professor with a history of mediation work, Kirk Emerson, to reach out to environmental groups, ranchers, private landowners and others in an effort to minimize potential conflicts over the research.

Look, I like animals and would like for them to never be endangered but this is part of life. We are a broke nation so should we be spending on something like this? Should they (the Federal Government) spend our tax money on tracking criminals crossing our borders and killing Americans? The USA, a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without 'needed' meds, and mentally ill without treatment - etc, etc... YET they want to study about an endangered animal. We're "broke" and they spend our money in this way; this is ludicrous!!

Prevent Illegal Aliens from Getting Public Benefits

Hey Patriots,

WE THE PEOPLE; the taxpayers in our states expect taxpayer-funded welfare benefits to go to Americans who truly need them, not to illegal aliens who have found out how to game the system. If these illegal immigrants want taxpayer-funded welfare benefits, then I say come through the front door not the back. Get you a sponsor, get a work visa (Green Card), pay your taxes then take your citizenship test. Until then you should not get taxpayer-funded welfare benefits! To prove my point about illegal aliens costing states billions of dollars each year, I've listed what illegal aliens cost each state: Read More

Obama is Trying to Circumvent Congress

 Patriots,
When the framers wrote the Constitution, they intentionally designed checks and balances that would ensure that no one branch of government would become too strong. Among those checks and balances includes Congress's clear legislative authority. When it comes to writing laws, Congress is in charge.

But Barack Obama is attempting to change the paradigm in Washington and is exerting his authority in areas the founders did not intend. In 2010, we sent new leaders to Washington, putting conservatives in charge in Congress. And now that Obama faces opposition in the House of Representatives, he is actively trying to circumvent Congress in order to advance his leftist, big-government agenda!

We elected conservatives to Congress to stand up for us and our principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets, and we expect them to do just that! They cannot stand by and let Barack Obama use Executive Orders to circumvent the power intended for the people's representatives in Congress.

Congress must stand up to Barack Obama and not allow him to continue his unconstitutional power grab! This country will not survive if the President is able to circumvent the constitutional checks on his power
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The battle lines have been drawn

Make no mistake; we’re heading into a war in 2012.  The battle lines have been drawn with patriotic Americans who hold dear this nation’s founding principles on one side, and the liberal media, President Obama and a group of Americans who would rather live under European-style socialism on the other.

The liberal media co-opted the democratic process in 2008, putting their preferred ultra-leftist in the White House.  They proved once and for all, that they will do whatever it takes to win. . . 

. . .hide damning facts about their fellow socialists

. . .give prominent conservatives the ‘Sarah Palin treatment’

. . .blame the tea-party for our record debt and deficits 

This is the liberal media’s playbook.  They liked hand-picking the president in 2008, and their 2012 program is already up and running.

We need to stand together against the liberal media machine in 2012. Our nation, our children and our grandchildren are counting on us.

The proof of media deception is everywhere

Last week, the MRC rolled out a scathing report on the disturbing double standard in the media coverage of Democrat candidates in 2007 and Republican candidates in 2011.  Democrats were coddled, celebrated and presented as scandal free.  Meanwhile, Republicans have been savaged!

Obama’s terrorist ties, the crimes of recently-indicted John Edwards, and Hillary’s decades of scandals were swept under the rug in 2007.  In 2011, anonymous rumors about conservative candidates get the “Stop the presses!” treatment as every major liberal media outlet focuses anything that might be damaging to a potential challenger to their leftist-in-chief.

The liberal media cover up operation didn’t end in 2008.  MRC reporting has showed a consistent effort to hide, spin and distort the facts on Solyndra, Fast and Furious, LightSquared, Van Jones and many, many more outrageous scandals since Obama took office.

If we do nothing, the liberal media will get their way in 2012 and, as Ronald Reagan warned, “we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Help amplify our message of “Don’t Believe the Liberal Media” making sure every citizen around the country sees that Americans were standing together to challenge the liberal media’s blatant attempts to hijack the 2012 election. 

TSA TURNS 10 

Everyone’s “favorite” bureaucracy is growing up. On Nov 19, 2011 it has been 10 years since the TSA’s creation.

And if I could make a birthday wish on their behalf... it would be that this is the last holiday season we have to put up with their poking, groping, and scanning.

In what should be “the most wonderful time of the year,” the path home for many Americans begins with a long wait at the airport – and dealing with people who think a government ID gives them the right to put their hands where they don’t belong.

Remember the joyous, exciting holiday travel of yesteryear? “Over the river and through the woods…” Well, no one will be writing Christmas carols about modern holiday travel – though we may hear some blues about how miserable the experience can be.

Since its inception, perhaps no other agency has been more flagrant in its violations of our civil liberties and as flippant toward Americans’ constitutionally protected rights as the TSA. As you may remember, in March of 2009, a C4L staffer found himself temporarily detained and interrogated by the TSA after attempting to fly back after their first Regional Conference with the event’s proceeds in his carry-on. It’s not illegal to fly with cash and checks on domestic flights, but these agents made it their business – something the TSA does far too often to too many people. Since that time...Read More

Obama And His Radical Left Wing Environmentalist Agenda

Fellow Patriots,

President Obama and his radical environmental allies are at it again...With record-high unemployment, massive budget deficits and a rising cost of living, you'd think the White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill would be trying to help us out.

Wrong!

You see, Obama is recruiting left-wing, special interest groups like Greenpeace to quietly push his anti-consumer and anti-growth agenda. This may not be a surprise, but you won't believe what they are up to now.

They're waging a war against our favorite stores: Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target, Food Lion, Costco, Kroger, Safeway and Sam's Club! Using false and biased information, Greenpeace is smearing these stores with claims that they're hurting the environment...But the reality is that Greenpeace, Obama and liberal Democrats are just trying to make tissues, toilet paper and other household products more expensive for us.

We won't stand for that, especially in this difficult economy! These efforts are just a continuation of the White House's plan to make America into a Socialist European State. Don't they get it? Green jobs don't work; neither do phony investments in pie-in-the-sky solar companies like Solyndra.

I’m urging the heads of Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target, Food Lion, Costco, Kroger, Safeway and Sam's Club retailers to fight back against Greenpeace, the White House and their Green cohorts. Let them know that you believe in a strong American consumer and affordable household products, not a fanatic Green agenda!

Representative Neugebauer CO-SPONSOR Legal Workforce Act 

Representative Neugebauer as Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman, you have a responsibility to lead by example, and no one in the United States needs your leadership more than jobless Americans.  Please show leadership and help these Americans get back to work by cosponsoring the Legal Workforce Act, H.R. 2885. 

The Legal Workforce Act would not only require employers to run new hires through the free and easy to use E-Verify system, it would enable the Social Security Administration (SSA) to notify Americans when it suspects a Social Security number has been stolen or is being fraudulently used. 

The bill does this by requiring the SSA to notify the owner of a Social Security number when is used at multiple work sites by multiple employees.  An American who receives this notification would know that his/her identity has been stolen and that his/her Social Security number is being used by at least one other person to attain a job.  The true holder of the Social Security number would be able to verify their identity with SSA over the phone and the employers of the individuals using the stolen Social Security number would be required to run the employee(s) through E-Verify.  The end result is that individuals using stolen identities to hold a job would be eased out of the workforce so those jobs could be filled by unemployed Americans and legal immigrants. 

This provision will end the hyperbole coming from E-Verify skeptics who claim that illegal aliens using valid names and Social Security numbers can avoid detection and game the system.  Not only that, it will help Americans to get their identities back. 

Representative Neugebauer the Legal Workforce Act, and jobless Americans, need your help.  Please cosponsor this bill and give both a helping hand. Be a Patriot leader and lead this great country of ours back to prosperity. The Patriots of this great country will stand behind a great leader; WE THE PEOPLE are waiting but we can’t wait much longer, we only have a year to send Obama and his Administration packing. 

PATRIOT KEN  

Congress Must Stand Up To Obama

  My fellow Patriots,

What is happening to our great nation? This President has been an abysmal failure and after the American people rose up and changed the makeup of Congress in response in the midterm elections of 2010, he has the audacity to publically brag that he “can’t wait” for Congress. He has decided that he will abuse the executive order process to circumvent the Congress that we FOUGHT SO HARD TO ELECT in 2010. This law by royal decree is exactly the kind of outrage this Country was founded in response to!
 
Congress MUST STAND UP to this abuse of power, and we know that if they don’t hear from us they will continue to cower to the would-be dictator. Please take a few moments and send your letters to your Congressman and Senators demanding that they stand up to an abusive executive.

Hold Eric Holder Accountable

 Patriots,

Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before Congress once again to discuss ATF's failed gunrunning scheme "Operation Fast and Furious." This time it was the Senate Judiciary Committee questioning Holder, and while his Democrat allies took it easy on him, Senate Republicans were able to extract some interesting information from Holder.

If you'll recall, a US Border Patrol agent was killed nearly a year ago with guns that ATF allowed a Mexican drug cartel to acquire through Fast and Furious. ATF agents on the scene seemingly knew that this would cause an uproar, as they immediately tried to cover up the fact that these weapons were part of Fast and Furious.

Then Eric Holder tried to deny that gunrunning was taking place, sending a letter to Congress angrily defending Fast and Furious and saying that ATF had not been allowing guns to walk. He then went before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and lied about his knowledge of the ill-advised, and likely illegal, gunrunning scheme.

This is a clear and consistent pattern of lies, deception, and perjury on the part of the Attorney General in an attempt to save his skin in the wake of the death of a US Border Patrol Agent! Eric Holder must be held accountable, not only for his involvement in Operation Fast and Furious, but for attempting to hide the truth from Congress and the American people!

Holder is scheduled to appear before the House of Representatives again in December, which gives us a little less than a month to turn the heat on our elected officials to make sure they don't let him off easy! If we can flood the halls of Congress with more letters in the coming days and weeks, they will have no choice but to listen.

 Newt Gingrich Drawing Standing Ovations

Something incredible happened over the weekend, and if you rely on the traditional media, you may have missed it. Friday night, after watching four of the other candidates speak, Speaker Gingrich confidently took the stage. What he did next defied the viciousness of the modern political campaign: Newt offered praise for each of the candidates in the room individually. He praised them for their strengths, and then made his case why he is the best candidate to be the next President of the United States, and he did it without tearing others down to make himself look good.
 
He also promised that after he got the nomination his schedule would become the White House schedule, and he would appear four hours after every Obama appearance until the President agreed to seven, three-hour Lincoln-Douglas style debates. There will be no moderator, just a timekeeper, and as an extra incentive the Speaker would be willing to allow the use of a teleprompter. It is becoming more common to hear Newt get the loudest applause, but Friday night in Iowa, he brought the house down!
 
Saturday, the campaign traveled to Texas for a unique discussion on entitlements with Herman Cain. The format allowed both of the candidates to go beyond 30-second sound bites and give detailed answers on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. The media has already tried to portray the event as a “snooze fest,” and I can tell you it was anything but and that the audience was excited! The overwhelming feedback from the audience was that they "wish all the debates were like this.”
 
The major media largely tried to ignore this event because it threatens their debates, which tend to focus more on their moderators and perceived personal drama than on policy. They tell us that is the only way they can get ratings, but last night proved that to be hogwash! 

After the event, one reporter asked if fundraising was the only thing left blocking Newt from the Republican nomination. That kind of question clearly shows that even the media is starting to see the momentum of this campaign, but they want to know if we can raise enough money to be competitive.

Tell Congress to Man Up

 Patriots,

Article 1 Section 1 of the United States Constitution reads, “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”

When this President declares that he "can't wait on Congress" and instead seeks to rule by royal decree, he is literally violating the first written law of our nation.  Congress must stand up for its constitutional authority and fight the flagrant abuse of the executive order.

Barack Obama's reliance on the executive order to advance his ideological agenda belies two things. First, he cannot provide the leadership necessary to get majority to support his proposals. Second, he is willing to ignore the Constitution in order to advance his agenda.

This issue is about the basic, constitutional construction of our government that every elected official has sworn to uphold. This fundamental disregard of the Constitution must be challenged if we are to remain governed by the people. 

Congress, especially Republicans, remain unacceptably silent on this important issue. They need you to tell them to stand up to Obama and help us end ‘King’ Obama’s executive order power-grab. Write, fax and or email your representatives and senators. Remember we pay our elected officials to work for us, THE PEOPLE; we don’t work for them. Remind them that WE THE PEOPLE put them there and we can give them a pink slip in the next election.

Obama has GOT to go

 Obama has GOT to go. He doesn't understand his people. To any liberal dumb enough to be mystified by Obama's consistently dismal approval ratings, just look at the way the president always puts socialistic principles before the needs of the American people. His administration's legal war against Arizona's attempt to enforce immigration law is a case in point. The United States has a serious illegal immigrant problem. So what does Obama do when the state of Arizona makes the intelligent—and nationally popular—decision to allow its police to question people about their immigration status during routine stops? Why, he seeks to have the state law overturned in the courts, so as to pander to the hurt feelings of the Mexican government (which supplies the illegals) and to his hard-left sympathizers (who see the illegal immigrants as a future left-wing voting bloc). The American people should not and will not forgive him for jeopardizing their security in this way.

Obama Admin Opposes Prayer at WWII Memorial

The Obama administration announced its objection on November 3, 2011 to adding President Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., according to a FoxNews article by Todd Starnes.

The objection was noted during a Nov. 3 congressional hearing on Rep. Bill Johnson's (R-OH) bill - the "World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011."

Robert Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, said any plaque or inscription of the prayer would "dilute" the memorial's central message and therefore "should not be altered."

Roosevelt asked the nation to join him in prayer as U.S. and allied troops launched the invasion that led to the defeat of Nazi Germany. He asked God to give the allied troops courage and faith, saying, "With thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy."

"For there to be objections to demonstrating a faith in God at critical points in our nation's history - particularly D-Day - boggles my mind," Johnson said. "I was very surprised they were going to object."

Johnson's bill, which had bipartisan support, is expected to pass a committee vote and he anticipates the full House will support the legislation.

Bob Abby should immediately drop any opposition to the World War II Memorial Prayer Act, apologize for his un-patriotic stance and publicly announce his support for the bill.

Demand a Free Energy Market

 Patriots,

The government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers. Selectively providing tax credits is a manipulation of the free market and a huge part of government corruption. Selective energy tax credits have artificially propped up failed energy markets for decades, disincentivize exploration and investment in real solutions that are left at a competitive disadvantage because they lack the advantages of tax credits.  

The Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act of 2011 (HR 3308) eliminates the practice of targeted subsidies and
to deceive or mislead investors; competitive free market is the best way to encourage American ingenuity to solve our growing energy crisis. The passage of the Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act of 2011 will create a market where failure and success of an energy company is based on merit instead of their ability to lobby for special subsidies in Congress.  

Great conservative organizations like the Heritage Foundation, Americans For Prosperity, and Americans For Tax Reform are standing on this important measure! This is an actual solution that would have an immediate impact on the competitiveness of the energy market and WE THE PEOPLE need to let our elected representatives know that we are paying attention. Once again I say, “Write, fax, phone or e-mail your Congressman and or Congresswoman to push  the Prosperity Act of 2011 (HR 3308).”

Remember we pay our elected officials to work for us, THE PEOPLE; we don’t work for them. Remind them that WE THE PEOPLE put them there and we can give them a pink slip in the next election.

Political Fat Cats

 Hey Patriots,

The political fat cats in Washington have run up the national credit card to obscene levels, and they've proven that they have no semblance of self-control when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars.

We the People cannot stand for this! We cannot sit by any longer as politicians steal from our children and grandchildren to fund their pet projects and pork-barrel spending! Congress must stop this insane spending! We the People must force them to take notice; call, fax, or email your congressman and or congresswoman and let them know that you are not happy with them. Remind them that they can be voted out if they won’t start representing We the People. Let them know you will also stop your contributions to them.

Lethal scandal involving libs draws media silence

It has been described by the Washington Times as “a risky strategy to allow weapons to be placed in what Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents call the ‘Iron River’ of guns flowing south into Mexico.”

The misguided “Fast and Furious” operation, where the ATF  intentionally put thousands of guns in the hands of Mexican criminals, ended when two of the more than 2,500 weapons turned up at the site of dead U.S. federal law enforcement officer.  Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a firefight with Mexican bandits who used weapons purchased for them by U.S. taxpayers.

As a Congressional investigation begins to peel back the layers on this ill-conceived operation; bringing to light serious questions and concerns about President Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder; the liberal media couldn’t be less interested

This is a classic case of “bias by omission” where the media simply ignore huge stories to protect an official or program that they like.

With a collective yawn, the so-called “news” media have not bothered to provide any substantive information about the botched Fast and Furious operation, and in fact, are aggressively working to insulate Obama from any of the coming fall-out!

It is the media’s job to expose this exact type of government misdeed!

+ + Huge scandals are only news when conservatives are easy to blame

Given the lawlessness, violence and international intrigue of the exploding “Fast and Furious” scandal, you would expect this to be splashed across the front page of every major newspaper and the lead story on the evening news.  And it would be, if it involved conservatives.

But because it involves the Obama administration, the media go silent, while waiting for public interest to die down. The liberal media’s failure to responsibly cover this story and provide answers to the American public underscores what growing numbers of citizens already know -- that the media are the willing pawns of the Obama administration and as such cannot be trusted to report the truth.

SECURING THE BORDERS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH

 -- 'REVERSING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION' IS GOAL

The federal government's goal with respect to illegal immigration should be to reduce the number of illegal immigrants in our country, over time and in an orderly and systematic way, until the number is as low as it feasibly can be.

Stopping illegal immigration isn't enough. Securing the borders isn't enough.

The country has to cause the millions of illegal aliens in the country to go back home -- so that the United States becomes a net exporter of illegal aliens each year, instead of a net importer of illegal aliens each year.

A responsible approach to illegal immigration would seek to make the number of illegal aliens who leave the country annually greater than the number who enter the country annually. Experts who study the issue believe that we could achieve a net outflow between one million and two million per year by implementing or enhancing a handful of measures that are already known to be effective, and in fact are largely premised on existing law. Namely:

  • turning off the jobs magnet by requiring workplace verification of legal status (i.e., requiring all employers to use the existing but not-yet-mandatory program known as E-Verify);
  • turning off various other magnets such as in-state tuition, drivers licenses and birthright citizenship;
  • building an effective, physical fence on the Mexican border;
  • deploying a reliable check-in/check-out system for visitors to the United States (i.e., fixing the current program known as US VISIT); and
  • enforcing existing deportation laws to perhaps double the effect of current enforcement.

These five measures alone should reduce our illegal alien population by half in less than six years. Let us consider each measure in turn.

THE 5 STEPS

Turning off the jobs magnet.

By far the most important means of reversing illegal immigration is to stop illegal aliens from holding jobs. Without jobs, most illegal aliens will find it difficult to support themselves and will return home.

Candidates would do well to endorse House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act because it does more than require E-Verify for new hires and sets up systems for identifying and firing illegal aliens who have obtained jobs with stolen identities.

We need to hear candidates pledge as President to fully enforce every aspect of this legislation.

Turning off other magnets.

For the same reason the jobs magnet should be turned off, so too should all the other magnets. One example is in-state tuition for illegal aliens. There are others such as the current privilege of not paying for health care in hospitals. The biggest, however, is birthright citizenship: the granting of American citizenship to a child merely because he or she was born here, even if to illegal alien parents.

Building an effective, physical fence.

Effective, physical fencing along the Mexican border (i.e., a wall where that is appropriate, or a double-fence with a barrier road between the fences where that is appropriate) is a well-established and bi-partisan idea. Congress has already authorized the building of an effective, physical fence along about 700 miles of the 2000-mile southern border. Building that 700-mile stretch of fence is a good start. An even better policy would build 1,000 miles of effective fencing encompassing the entire 800-mile ground border between San Diego and El Paso, plus another 200 miles of the most needed river border in Texas. As a practical matter, most experts believe it is not necessary to fence the entire 2,000-mile southern border, but that theory can be tested over time. If 1,000 miles of fencing proves insufficient, we can build more.

And to be effective, fencing must have the appropriate level of Border Patrol and detection technology.

Deploying a check-in/check-out system.

30-40% of illegal aliens first enter the United States on legal visas and then overstay. Although Congress authorized a check-in and check-out system in 1996, no President has fully implemented it. The current US-VISIT system, for example, makes virtually no effort to have the 45 million foreign visitors each year check out. And Congress exempts most Canadians and Mexicans. The problems with US-VISIT can all be fixed without undue expense or genuine controversy.

Enforcing existing deportation laws to perhaps double the effects of current enforcement.

Deportations reduce our illegal alien population directly. They also discourage illegal entry into the United States in the first place, and they encourage illegal aliens already here to leave voluntarily. As of now, we deport less than 4% of the illegal alien population each year (despite 100% of that population being legally eligible for deportation). Under current policy, large numbers of people who are identified by law enforcement as probable illegal aliens are never placed into deportation proceedings. And large numbers of those who are subjected to proceedings and ordered deported abscond or are otherwise allowed by the federal government to avoid their deportation orders. A President could perhaps double the number of illegal aliens who leave the country as a result of existing detection without any change in law by Congress by increasing cooperation between local law enforcement and the feds, by reducing the opportunities for illegal aliens to abscond after deportaton orders and by requesting that Congress provide more funds for ICE agents, immigration judges and detention capacity.

When U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan (D-Tex.) chaired President Clinton's commission on immigration, she aptly summarized the need for deportations to be part of improved immigration policy: "Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave. ... (F)or the system to be credible, people actually have to be deported at the end of the process."


There you have it:

5 EASY STEPS A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE COULD PROMISE TO REVERSE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

how the communist leaders will take over this great country of ours

 We must remember daily why we (whom love America as the Republic) must continue to fight this mindset and overturn or stave off this socialist agenda for as long as we can. There is still hope for the USA…You and I are the hope! Of course being a Christian I also believe a praying Nation will greatly expedite the efforts and change we are attempting to instill or shall I say RESTORE? We must educate the children about what America is about. It is our fault that they think everything should be given to them. We have to tell the parents and grandparents to educate the children about what America is about; because the school systems are failing to teach them the real and true history. We ourselves must learn more about our heritage. If you learn the truth about the past and you teach the truth of the past, hopefully the bad will not be repeated in the future.

 I believe that God gave us this great country of ours knowing that we would be on the right. He gave us our founding fathers the wisdom to lead this great country. I also believe that he has been testing us by putting some left in charge. He is also testing us to see if this country that he developed for us will still believe in his word and in his son, We The People must not fail. If you progressives don't like the way this country was set up you still have one freedom, you are free to leave. As you will see from the list below many of these goals have been implemented. It is up to us to stop this insanity and the only way that will happen is for us to be armed with truth. We The People can make a difference; especially when we all stick together.

 Here is a list how the communist leaders will take over this great country of ours: Read More

Hertz suspends Muslim shuttle drivers

Once again we witness a group of Muslims demanding special accommodations not afforded to anyone else.

In an MSNBC story (highlights added), it read that Hertz suspended Muslim shuttle drivers who took time off work to pray but did not clock out when doing so. (Not all Muslim shuttle drivers refused to clock out and those who did clock out were not suspended.)

Clocking out is a perfectly reasonable requirement—in spite of what a union official said. The union official said requiring the Muslim drivers to clock out to pray “is like having workers clock in and out for smoke breaks or bathroom breaks.”

Uh, no it isn’t.

In case you missed it, here’s another example of Muslims demanding special treatment. This time, it was at a New York theme park in August, where Muslim women were told that safety rules required they not wear headscarves on certain rides.

Again, sounds perfectly reasonable to us—but not to some of the Muslim women. A brawl erupted.

Some foolishly and incorrectly called this safety requirement further evidence of “Islamophobia.” Would those people be willing to pay the legal costs incurred by the park if a Muslim woman got strangled by her headscarf on a ride and then her family sued the park for not protecting her safety? Of course they wouldn’t.

A central element of radical Islam is an ideologically-based supremacist mindset that demands that societies accomm
odate them, rather than their assimilating into their host societies. This also reflects sharia law’s requirement that human laws must always be subordinate to Islamic law.

ATF Ruling Disarms All Medical Maurijauna Users

The Obama administration is at it again.

With the stroke of a pen, the U.S. Justice Department has just subjected hundreds of thousands of Americans to a lifetime gun ban. 

In an open letter to all licensed firearms dealers, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) unilaterally decided that any person who is prescribed marijuana for medical purposes is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

That means over 300,000 people in the states that allow medical marijuana suddenly cannot buy or possess a gun. Oh yeah, and for the many who already own firearms, watch out. They are now felons and could be subject to lengthy prison terms of up to ten years. 

Gun Owners of America is not going to wade into the marijuana debate, but the fact that such a large group of people are losing their constitutional rights without even seeing the inside of a courtroom leaves a lot of people scratching their heads.

After all, this is the same Justice Department that, in 2009, basically advised federal prosecutors to turn a blind eye to medical marijuana use. 

And, in a bit of twisted irony, the ATF itself has helped thousands of guns to get into the hands of known and dangerous drug cartels in Mexico through their operation “Fast and Furious,” which has led GOA to call for anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation.

The Justice Department makes it perfectly clear in the letter what it expects from gun dealers and gun purchasers, even though the Department and ATF obviously consider themselves above the law—both at the federal and state levels. According to the agency: 

"Any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether his or her State has passed legislation authorizing marijuana use for medical purposes, is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, and is prohibited by Federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition."

Notice that persons need not be regular users of the prescribed drug; just the mere possession of a prescription card from a doctor is sufficient to trigger the gun ban. Firearms dealers are further instructed by the ATF:

"If you are aware that the potential transferee is in possession of a card authorizing the possession and use of marijuana under State law, then you have 'reasonable cause to believe' that the person is an unlawful user of a controlled substance."

As far as the overbearing, overreaching federal government is concerned, there is no need for a finding in a court of law that the person is a criminal, and there is no need for a finding that a person is a danger to self or others. 

In fact, the gun ban is not even limited to when a person is actually using the drug for medical purposes. If you have the prescription card, you can’t own a gun—period.

This is just one example of how the government uses various existing laws to sweep people onto its gun prohibition list. The same thing occurred over the past decade to more than one hundred thousand military veterans who were prohibited from owning guns because of ailments such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)—in this instance, too, without the benefit of due process of law.

The fact that the ATF is acting against a state-sanctioned medical issue is also particularly troubling. The reason Gun Owners of America has opposed ObamaCare so vociferously is over the concern that medical records databases could be abused by the government. 

How many other heretofore legally prescribed drugs could be frowned upon by federal agencies and subject masses of people to a lifetime gun ban?

If the ruling in the ATF letter is allowed to stand, we will have allowed the federal bureaucracy to arbitrarily carve out—with no input from the peoples’ representatives in Congress—an entire class of persons for whom civil rights may as well not exist.

And, to make matters worse, this letter looks like more proof that the ATF is doing all it can to draw attention away from its own “gunrunning” scandal and to avoid investigating and punishing official wrongdoing along the U.S.—Mexico border.
 
John Velleco (jvelleco@gunowners.org) is Director of Federal Affairs for Gun Owners of America, a grassroots lobbying organization with over 300,000 members nationwide.  GOA spokesmen are available for comment.

House Ways & Means Committee Do Your Job

Rep. Lamar Smith has introduced legislation, H.R. 2885, that would require all businesses in the United States to use the E-Verify employment verification system. This legislation has been referred to the House Ways & Means Committee for its several provisions that mention the Social Security Administration.  Unfortunately, Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp has refused to act on this legislation.

Among its other provisions, H.R. 2885 would:

  • Open up jobs for 22 million unemployed Americans by phasing in E-Verify over two years, starting with the largest companies first.
  • Protect the identities of Americans by requiring SSA to send a yearly notification to each owner of a Social Security number that has income reported by multiple employers and may have been stolen by illegal aliens. Requires employers to run through E-Verify those employees who likely have stolen the number from the legitimate owner.

Most important, this law does not increase costs for the Social Security Administration or require any private information to be shared with the Department of Homeland Security.

Even though President Obama wants to give deferred action amnesty and work permits to around 300,000 illegal aliens, there are still 11-18 million illegal aliens that would not be able employable if H.R. 2885 were passed. This bill would be effective in freeing up millions of jobs now held by illegal aliens.

 The legislation would also protect against identity theft by preventing illegal aliens from using the Social Security numbers of American citizens and legal immigrants.  What's not to like?

 However, you and your fellow Republicans have been in charge of the House of Representatives for nine months and have done nothing to move illegal aliens out of 7 million non-agricultural jobs. You and your colleagues on the Ways & Means Committee are the ones dragging your feet. Put the Legal Workforce Act on the House floor for a vote this fall so that 7 million Americans can get back to work!

Farmers and Consumers Denied the Right to Consume Milk from Their Own Cows

Wisconsin judge goes further and rules that none of us—farmers or consumers—have the right to decide what we have for our own dinner. Last week, Wisconsin judge Patrick J. Fiedler ruled against the property rights of cow owners and their right to consume raw milk from their own cows. Plaintiffs included Galyle Loiselle and Robert Karp, who boarded their cows at Mark and Petra Zinniker’s farm so that they could consume raw milk from them, and the Zinnikers. Here is what the judge said in his own words:

  • Plaintiffs [Loiselle, Karp, and the Zinnikers] do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;
  • Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;
  • Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to board their cow at the farm of a farmer; [and]
  • Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice.

It would certainly seem that the judge’s ruling violates constitutional rights to property, private contract, and bodily autonomy. After all, is there a more fundamental right than deciding what to eat? (Before this, we thought the FDA’s contempt for freedom of food choice was bad enough!)

Raw milk is natural and healthful; people are 35,000 times more likely to get sick from other FDA-protected foods than from raw milk. I recall milking our cow as a child and drinking the fresh milk. Let’s not allow that to become illegal. What other rights will they take from us; the government tells us that we can’t grow a garden or have bake sells. They even tell us that if we do these things they will arrest and confiscate what we own. What is this a Police State or a sovereign nation? I as an American Patriot say enough is enough. Remember this is your life, your way of living; don’t let the government tell you how to live your life.

If you are a Wisconsin resident, please write to your state legislators today and ask them to support Wisconsin bill SB 108, which allows for sale of unpasteurized milk and milk products.

FCC will unconstitutionally seize control of the Internet

 On November 20, 2011 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will unconstitutionally seize control of the Internet through their Net Neutrality regulations.

Not only will the move destroy one of the last, great free-market frontiers our nation and the world has ever seen, but the move will also kill an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 real jobs -- not to be confused with the fake jobs created by President Obama and his socialist cronies.

It gets worse...

Having granted itself the authority to regulate the Internet, the FCC has already begun strong-arming Internet Providers into supporting Net Neutrality guidelines on themselves or risk FCC imposed penalties. As a result, we are beginning to see early signs of what awaits religious and politically conservative websites. Web-hosting companies are starting to suspend these websites -- classifying them as "hate sites."

According to a Sept. 15, 2011 article in the Washington Times , Internet media giants aren't giving Christian and other faith-based groups a fair shake.

  Patriots we must rise up and challenge this federal power-grab, and demand Congress protect our First Amendment free speech rights on the Internet, conservatives can and likely will be effectively silenced - removing the last hurdle for a radical socialist agenda to be implemented in our nation!

 Yet despite an overwhelming majority of Americans opposed to the regulatory move, Obama continues pushing aside the constitution and our rights as citizens. He even arrogantly bragged about his actions saying, "Until Nancy Pelosi is speaker again, I'd like to work my way around Congress."

Don't let between now and November 20, 2011 pass without taking action. Demand the Senate move rapidly to pass SJ Res. 6, a Joint Resolution of Disapproval to overturn the Net Neutrality order.

greenspan in favor of printing more money

 Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has come out in favor of what no rational person would ever endorse: printing valueless money to cover indebtedness. Here are his exact words: “The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.” Gee, I can remember when the money maestro said the best way to protect our currency was to back it with gold. I still like that solution. If he likes that solution then I’ve got one that WE THE PEOPLE may want to use; start writing checks to pay our bills even if the checks are bad. When the Sherriff comes knocking just say, “I’m doing the same thing as Greenspan so I can pay my bills.”

Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011

Message sent to the following recipients:
Representative Neugebauer
Senator Cornyn
Senator Hutchison
Message text follows:

Kenneth Cook
8506 CR 5500 #6
Lubbock, TX 79416
My address has been blacked out.


September 28, 2011

[recipient address was inserted here]


Dear [Representative Neugebauer, Senator Cornyn, Senator Hutchison],

I write to you today on a matter of great importance to myself and my
increasingly tech-savvy family. Pro-consumer and bipartisan legislation
affecting millions of American consumers who regularly use e-commerce to
buy 'digital goods' and 'digital services' online has been introduced in
the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. S. 971 and H.R. 1860, known
as the 'Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011,' establishes
a national framework for how these digital purchases should be fairly
taxed, and taxed just one time, at the state and local levels.

I have recently learned that some of the things my fellow wireless users
and I buy online, such as applications (apps), ringtones, music, movies or
tv shows, and e-Books, could be taxed over and over again by different
states because these digitally-purchased goods travel over IT networks
that cross numerous state boundaries. I've also learned that many states
are considering adding additional "utility type" taxes onto digital goods
just because they travel over these communications networks. If I were to
purchase any of these goods in a more traditional book, movie or music
store, I would pay the state and local sales tax one time only. It's
incredibly unfair that these transactions could be double- or even
triple-taxed, solely because of the way they are being provided to
consumers.

As my elected official in Washington, D.C. I urge you to act on my behalf
on this matter. The Congress can establish a consistently responsible
national framework for the taxation of this rapidly increasingly-growing
digital goods and services market segment of the 21st century economy,
which will be more fair and will avoid creating a confusing and messy
patchwork of 50+ different state and local tax laws to further burden
digital commerce. I think it's only right that it's made clear what items
we're paying taxes on, that we are only paying taxes once, and that we
know to whom we are paying these taxes to in order to support the rising
cost of government services.

Thank you for your strong leadership on this issue, and please support the
pro-consumer efforts of Senators Wyden and Thune, and Representatives
Smith and Cohen. Please co-sponsor and pass S. 971 and H.R. 1860 today.

Sincerely,

Patriot Ken

H R 2885 HELPS unemployed and disadvantaged workers

Rep. Lamar Smith has introduced legislation that would require all businesses in the United States to use the E-Verify employment verification system. In order to ensure that DHS has enough time to ramp up its resources and get the E-Verify ready for mandatory use, the bill allows the DHS Secretary a one-time six month extension of the implementation deadlines if the Secretary certifies that the system will not be ready within six months of enactment (the original deadline).

In addition, In order to assist in the protection of critical infrastructure sites, the bill allows the DHS Secretary to require an entity responsible for the protection of a critical infrastructure site, to use E-Verify and the bill creates an office within ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), whose sole purpose is to respond to (within five business days of the complaint), and investigate, state and local governmental agency complaints about businesses hiring and/or employing illegal immigrants.

Among its other provisions, H.R. 2885 would:

  • Phase in E-Verify over three years, starting with the largest companies first.
  • Require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to target illegal aliens using fake social security numbers by sending out “no match” letters to employers if the name and social security number of a current employee do not match. Requires the employer to check those employees through E-Verify after receiving a “no match” letter.
  • Require SSA to send a yearly notification to each owner of a social security number that has multiple employers reporting income to that number indicating that the number may have been stolen and is being used by illegal aliens. Requires employers to run through E-Verify those employees who are likely to have stolen the number from the legitimate owner.
  • Establish a phone verification system as an alternative to using the electronic system.
  • Require the use of E-Verify for those contracted at day labor sites and other referral or recruitment services.
  • Protect employers who use the system in good faith from liability if the system makes an error on eligibility.
  • Protect states’ and localities’ authority to revoke business licenses of employers who fail to use E-Verify as required by this Act.
  • Significantly increases the penalties for employers who refuse to use the system, or who intentionally try to game it. The fines levied can be up to $25,000 per unauthorized worker and a minimum one-year prison sentence may be imposed on an employer who engages in a “pattern or practice” of violations.
  • Require SSA to lock the use of social security numbers when it is being used by someone other than the rightful owner, when the owner has violated immigration laws and been ordered to leave the country, or when the owner’s temporary visa has expired.

The crisis that unemployed and disadvantaged workers face is our crisis. Less-educated workers make up almost one-third of our civilian workforce, and young workers who can't find employment by their mid 20s are often doomed to a life of dependency. If we fail them, we will be paying the price for generations.

The federal government has had the tools to level the playing field for some time, but the government of the people, by the people, and for the people has yet to put them to maximum use. The lack of action sends a chilling message to disadvantaged U.S. workers that they aren't worth protecting.

The Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) could change that. Within a couple of years of passage, 99 percent of all employers would be using E-Verify for all new hires, and the Social Security Administration would be identifying identity thieves and other illegal workers who gamed the system through theft or fraud.

A huge loophole in our current system involves illegal aliens who at an earlier time had a valid Social Security number, usually because they were legal temporary foreign workers.  The problem has been that once the work visa expires, the Social Security number doesn't.  The SS numbers don't even expire if persons holding them are deported.  These Social Security numbers are also favorites for resale to other illegal aliens in the fraudulent document industry.

 H.R. 2885 slams the door shut on this egregious loophole by locking out Social Security numbers that are attached to expired visas and deportees.  Illegal aliens with these locked SS numbers would not get through E-Verify to be hired and would be identified in the no-match process if they are already in the workforce. 

The Legal Workforce Act is a great bill that would ensure that those with valid Social Security numbers, but without permission to work in the United States, would not be able to take jobs from American workers and legal immigrants with work permissions.

SHOW ME THE JOBS BILL

  

 You say the right things and most of the ingredients are there but when you write this “Job Bill” I would like to know what else is in it. Anyone can make a pudding but not everyone can put in all the ingredients and make it taste good. You said “Tell Washington that doing nothing is not an option”, that is totally wrong. If the Government would get out of the peoples way, WE THE PEOPLE would be doing a whole lot better.

 You said, “Millions of Americans who are watching right now: They don’t care about politics.” Well I ask you if they didn’t care about politics, why are they watching?  You’re right; Washington hasn’t always put our interests first, but if you would listen to The American People we wouldn’t have the deck stacked against us; so get out of the way if you are not going to listen to us. You ask if you can stop this political circus and do something. As the top clown you can listen more and govern less, because the more WE THE PEOPLE are governed the less we are able to produce.

These are some steps you can take right now to improve people’s lives:

 1. Stop driving from the passengers’ side and get off the brake peddle.

 2. Stop thinking you know everything and listen to people who have actually ran a business.

 3. Let the ones that do know what they are talking about, produce.

You keep saying, “Pass the bill”, I would like to read it before I tell my congressmen to pass it. You need to remember that congress works for the people, we don’t work for congress. So write your “Jobs Bill” and let the people read it and WE THE PEOPLE will get back with you. Until then let the ones that do know what they are talking about, produce.

NOTHING BUT LIES

 This so called president is so d*** arrogant that he thinks that he knows what is good for the AMERICAN people. You are nothing but a liar and a Socialist pig. If you think that the American people will sit back and let you run over them then you are wrong. I don’t know what the hell you’re thinking but stop living in a fantasy world. This is not a socialist country, this is a REPUBLIC and its d*** sure not a country that you can dictate.

 This country was built on an idea of that WE the PEOPLE would send someone to represent us not to rule over us. We abolished one king and we will not have another one. If you want to be a King then go to an island somewhere and be a Ruler there. When you go, take Prince Reid and Chamber Queen Nancy Pelosi.

 If you think that WE the PEOPLE are stupid you are dead wrong. We are simple people but we are not stupid. Start treating us as people not as animals you want to sacrifice. My family has been fighting aggressors like you for the past 200 years and we will keep fighting because we don’t want our government telling us that we have to do.  We are a Christian nation and we will not stop praying and we will not stop teaching about our true American history. We will stop those who say we can not do these things. I have great respect in our Constitution and I will not stand by and let some Socialist try to rip it up and rewrite it. Thomas Jefferson wrote this so that WE the PEOPLE could live like men not like slaves. John Adams once said, "I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it.  May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof."  Well sir, I don’t believe you are an honest person and you sure not a wise person. You might be smart but you’re not wise. This country might not be perfect but it is the best thing on Gods earth. If you want a legacy then open your eyes, shut your mouth and listen to the AMERICAN PEOPLE otherwise YOU will be miserable. The way we will do that is fight until you are out of office in 2012. We will hold protest after protest until you start listening to the AMERICAN people so help me God.

 HERE ARE A FEW EXAPLES OF YOUR LIES: 

1: Promise: If we pass a stimulus package, unemployment won’t go above 8%. 
    Result: What did we get for our nearly $800,000,000,000 dollars? Unemployment remains above 9% and more than 14 million people remain out of work with another 30 million people who are still underemployed. The latest job report shows that the economy has gained exactly 0 jobs in the last month. 

2: Promise: The only way that we could open up the credit markets for regular Americans was to pump trillions of dollars into the banks. 
   
Result: The banks pocket trillions of dollars both directly and indirectly (through 0% interest loans from the FED), but credit remains nearly impossible to attain for most Americans. Housing market remains deflated because Americans are unable to qualify for home loans. 

3: Promise: ObamaCare will reduce insurance premiums for all Americans and if you like your insurance you will be able to keep it. 
    Result: After passage, premiums skyrocket and this increase forces many businesses to stop offering insurance at all. 

I could go on and on, but I want you to think about what you have gotten in return for this government immorally stealing from our children. There is no high speed rail; there is no infrastructure improvement; credit remains locked up; and the housing market remains in the toilet. There are fewer jobs than before, the economy remains in turmoil, people are losing their healthcare, and both social security and medicare are racing towards bankruptcy. This government has mortgaged the prosperity of our children and grandchildren and failed to accomplish ANYTHING! 
 

Buy a Gun Become a Target for Federal Agents

 This is a reminder of what Obama is doing to take our freedoms and rights away

 Under the Patriot Act, the Obama Justice Department has stepped up efforts to track and profile gun owners by obtaining "business records" from gun dealers. The FBI recently sent out notices to gun shops and clubs reminding them that they must keep records of all customers' identities and purchases and urging them to report to the government any "suspicious" behavior, including "altered appearance from visit to visit," "paying with cash," or making "racist" statements.

 Before President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of four key provisions of the USA Patriot Act on May 26, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) had introduced an amendment to protect law-abiding gun owners from some of the privacy invasions being carried out by the federal government under the Act. The amendment failed, so the fishing expeditions will continue.

 The National Rifle Association opposed the Paul amendment, helping ensure it went nowhere. Contrary to popular belief, the NRA's political arm frequently takes stands that are at odds with the interests of its gun-owning members. An alternative pro-gun organization that takes a "no compromise" stance on Second Amendment rights is the National Association for Gun Rights (877-405-4570; www.nationalgunrights.org).

In the meantime, if you want to reduce your chances of being singled out for federal scrutiny, then you'd be wise to avoid any "suspicious" comments or behaviors within federally monitored gun shops.

 Also, be aware that the Obama administration is championing a United Nations-backed "Small Arms Treaty" that would create a global gun registry. It might therefore be wise to purchase your next firearm sooner rather than later. Remember that when seconds count, the police are just minutes away!

Why 9 /11 should be taught more in school

In the days immediately following the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, many teachers in the classroom dropped their lesson plans to involve students in unfolding events by watching television coverage and engaging in classroom discussion. It was the quintessential “teachable moment” that promised to galvanize student attention and stimulate interest in complex global events.

But, as the U.S. commemorates the 10th anniversary of the attack, social studies researchers say 9/11 is remarkably absent from the curricula in many classrooms and schools. Surprisingly little space is devoted to it in the history and government textbooks that have been published in subsequent years, they write in a recent special 9/11 issue of the journal, The Social Studies.

The reasons many teachers are unwilling to tackle the subject are diverse, say the authors of one article (“Dare We Not Teach 9/11?”): Fear of controversy, concerns about the complexity of the subject, worries about not having enough time to devote to the subject and still cover all the other required subjects in the curriculum, and lack of confidence in one's own knowledge to do justice to the subject.

9/11 should play bigger role in social studies and history
The 10th anniversary of 9/11 will resurrect the subject in many schools and classrooms for a day or a week. But, more is needed, say researchers, to keep the memory alive in this generation. So vividly imprinted are the events of 9/11 in the memories of most adult Americans that it is easy to forget a simple demographic fact: Most students in the classroom today were not born or were not old enough to form their own memories of the event. Today's juniors and seniors were only 6 or 7 years old on Sept. 11, 2001, and their memories are as likely derived from what they've seen and heard in the media and at home in the years since the attack as they are to be based on their own direct experiences of that day.

“…Unless we have a plan of action and materials to present that stir ideas and emotions, the memories of 9/11 will continue to fade away along with any feelings we have, morphing into another paragraph or two in a supremely heavy social studies textbook for students and teachers that perfunctorily covers discussions like that of the Battle of Lexington or the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in World War II,” writes Jack Zevin in his article, “Memories Slipping Away: The Tenth Anniversary of 9/11.”

Without a doubt, teaching 9/11 poses many challenges. Educators must be willing to address controversial issues in politics and religion and even examine ambiguities in the language such as the definition of terrorism, researchers write. But 9/11 also presents many opportunities for citizenship education, for developing critical thinking skills, for stimulating high-level dialogue and discussion in the classroom, and for engaging students in complex global subjects by tapping personal connections to this historic event.“

Advocates of meaningful citizenship education have long embraced the view that the heart and nature of social studies include the examination of issues that have broad social impact on America and its position toward the world,” writes Zevin.

Nancy Pelosi has given marching orders

 As every day passes, it becomes more and more obvious that Nancy Pelosi has given marching orders to her minions:  ramp up the rhetoric against the Tea Party! We've already been called hobbits by John McCain, terrorists by Joe Biden, and racists by just about everyone in the mainstream media, so she assumes we must be vulnerable to the attacks!

Less than two weeks ago, Maxine Waters received a standing ovation from public employees in the audience when she said the Tea Party can "go straight to hell." Just a few days later, her good friend and fellow Pelosi-goon Frederica Wilson (D-FL) told her constituents to remember that we are "the real enemy." And then, just a couple days after that, Jesse Jackson used his time at a Martin Luther King, Jr. luncheon to call the Tea Party movement racist again.

All of these attacks pale in comparison, though, to the hateful imagery used by another Democrat Congressman. Andre Carson (D-IN) who said Tuesday night that the Tea Party in Congress wants to see African-Americans "hanging on a tree!" Violent rhetoric like this detracts from the debate and makes it harder for us to do what's best for the country.

We've been told to tone down our rhetoric by the liberal elite, and John Kerry even lectured the media and told them to stop giving us our first amendment rights to free speech. It's obvious, though, to anyone paying attention that the violent, hateful rhetoric isn't coming from the Tea Party movement; it's coming from those who want to silence us!

The left knows that it can't win against us in a battle of ideas. Our values of limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility will always win over their belief in big government and the welfare state. So, instead of engaging on the issues, they are attacking us from all sides. The frequency and intensity of these attacks is accelerating, which means it's a coordinated attempt by the left to dominate the media and get the American public to buy into their lies!

It's important for us to respond to these attacks, which is why we're soon launching our nationwide ad campaign highlighting the faces of the Tea Party. But what's even more important is that we maintain our focus on what started the Tea Party:  grassroots activism! With your help, we've provided a state-of-the-art petition system that has helped Americans all across the country send over a million letters to their elected representatives in Congress.

Obama Springs Sneak Amnesty with Congress on Vacation

Congress may be on vacation, but we're in full-on crisis mode! After a brutal battle about the debt ceiling, many Members of Congress left Capitol Hill thinking their work for the summer would be over.

But then, the Obama Administration announced the postponement of virtually ALL deportations of non-violent illegal aliens already ordered by U.S. immigration courts.

Think this is bad? Well it gets worse!

Not only will President Obama let these 300,000 illegal aliens ignore their deportation orders, he has begun giving these illegal aliens work visas to compete with U.S. workers! That's right. These 300,000 (and more!) illegal aliens will not be going back to their home countries, even though a U.S. judge had ordered them to go. Instead, they will be given a free pass and maybe a work visa to compete with 22 million Americans who cannot find full time work.

One of the upsetting things about this is that Pres. Obama repeatedly stated in recent months that he would NOT force any type of immigration policy on his own "without the approval or passage of Congress." This new policy proves Mr. Obama's previous law-abiding rhetoric to be misleading at best. He couldn't shove an illegal alien amnesty through Congress, so he just ordered a temporary one by fiat. This is an attack on the Rule of Law. Don't you agree!?!

The Administration timed its new amnesty policy to take effect during August, when Congress is out of session and the news media was distracted. Sure enough, the amnesty has flown under the radar of most media outlets. How many of your local newspapers, TV stations, or favorite blogs have reported this story?

We all know that the open borders forces have scolded Obama at every turn for increasing deportations (which the American people have asked him for). But just now, when deportations are starting to have an impact, he turns his back on law enforcement. And in doing so, he's turning his back on the American people. The President has taken an oath to follow the law -- not overturn the laws. WE THE PEOPLE can stop this. Obama will not follow through with this policy if America rises up and cries out loudly enough.

Funerals for Vets

The Department of Veterans Affairs and its Director of the Houston National Cemetery, Arleen Ocasio, are continuing to deny the use of Christian words or phrases at veterans' funerals.

Stated simply, Jesus is not welcome at gravesides. Even VFW honor guards are no longer able to say, "God bless you," part of their traditional ritual.

Since taking the directorship of the Houston facility in April, 2010, Arleen Ocasio has used her position to bully Christians, repeatedly trampling on the religious liberties of Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4, The American Legion Post 586, and the National Memorial Ladies.

"The hostile and discriminatory actions by the Veterans Affairs officials in Houston are outrageous, unconstitutional and must stop," said Jeff Mateer, Esq., general counsel of Liberty Institute.

Liberty Institute has amended an earlier lawsuit against the VA that states the new violations against religious liberty include:

• VA Forbids Mention of God at Funerals for Veterans and Requires Families to Submit Prayer for Approval to the Government (Video)
• VA instructs the VFW and a Private Funeral Home that they may not present the option of prayer to families
• VA Tells Volunteers to Remove "God Bless" from Condolence Cards to Grieving Families
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Video)
• VA Closes Cemetery Chapel; Uses it for Storage

You can read Liberty Institute's detailed report of Director Ocasio's offenses here.

The HALT Act

House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith has offered legislation that would prevent the Obama Administration from offering amnesty to millions of illegal aliens through deferred action or parole. The notion of an administrative amnesty first surfaced through leaked internal memos last year, but a new blog from the White House has confirmed the new Obama Administration policy.

Chairman Smith's HALT (Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation) Act (H.R.2497) would prevent the Obama Administration from:

  1. granting parole (except in narrow circumstances),
  2. issuing deferred action (except in narrow circumstances),
  3. issuing extended voluntary departure to removable aliens,
  4. granting work authorization to aliens on a discretionary basis,
  5. granting TPS to any new groups of aliens,
  6. waiving the three and 10 year bars to admittance for aliens who have been illegally present in the U.S., and
  7. granting cancellation of removal to illegal immigrants.

The new DHS policy allows for  “prosecutorial discretion” such as by granting deferred action, “deciding whom to stop, question, or arrest”, deciding “whom to detain”, and “dismissing” a removal proceeding. The memo made clear that potentially millions of deportable illegal and criminal immigrants would be potentially eligible for administrative amnesty. “When weighing whether an exercise of prosecutorial discretion may be warranted for a given alien, ICE officers, agents and attorneys should consider all relevant factors”, such as:

  • ICE’s “immigration enforcement priorities.” (ICE has expressed little interest in deporting illegal immigrants who have not yet been convicted of “serious” crimes.)

  • The person’s “pursuit of education in the United States”. (The Migration Policy Institute estimates that more than two million illegal immigrants would be eligible for the DREAM Act amnesty).

  • “Whether the person has a U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse, child or parent. . . . “Whether the person or the person’s spouse is pregnant . . . .” (The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that illegal immigrants have 4.5 million U.S.-born and thus U.S. citizen children.)

  • The person’s length of presence in the U.S. (The Pew Hispanic Center has estimated that millions of illegal immigrants have been in the U.S. since the 1990s.)

While the Administration can't grant citizneship through its executive authority, it can shield illegal aliens from being deported and issue temporary work authorization to illegal aliens who receive the administrative amnesty.

THE U N TRYING TO TAKE OUR GUNS AWAY

Imagine roving gangs terrorizing your neighborhood, rioting, setting fire to homes and businesses, and beating and robbing your neighbors.

The government is helpless to protect you. Your family looks to you to do something but you can't protect them with a gun because guns are banned. All you have is a baseball bat.

You've seen the heartbreaking images on TV, on the internet and in the newspapers. This is exactly what is happening in Great Britain right now.

But do you know what really angers me? This is what the U.N. envisions for America. U.N. diplomats and anti-gunners here in the U.S. are pushing the lie that, "Government will protect you … Protecting people is the job of the police." I say, "Tell that to the innocent victims in London."

I also say, "Tell that to the victims of Hurricane Katrina." In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, local police in New Orleans illegally confiscated the guns of law-abiding residents, putting them at the mercy of the rampaging mobs.

It took NRA a year to defeat New Orleans' so-called "Emergency Powers Act."

Now there's a new threat to our liberty. The U.N. is pushing a treaty to weaken our firearm freedoms. This is because the U.N. thinks we should be more like the rest of the world where guns are banned. Personally, I think the world should be more like us with more freedom.

What you and I are facing is a United Nations that has set its sights on global disarmament. Their goal is to disarm citizens worldwide, including you and me.

These international gun banners want every gun to be under U.N. and government control. This includes your rifle, your shotgun and your pistol. The bottom line is this: the U.N. treaty is not only an attack on the Second Amendment, it's an attack on our freedoms.

If you don't want to end up defenseless like the people of New Orleans in 2005 or the people of Great Britain today, then we need to fight this treaty now.

Air Force guilty of religious bigotry - bans Scripture in class 

The Air Force has banned a class on the Christian-based "Just War Theory" because the class used verses from the Bible.

"Just War Theory" has been a part of Western civilization since the days of St. Augustine in the 5th century A.D. It uses the abiding standards of the word of God to help members of the military determine when the use of lethal force against an enemy of this country is morally legitimate and helps them to know how to use that force in a morally just way.

The class has been taught for more than two decades at Vandenberg Air Force base, and has been an important source of perspective for those who have their fingers on the missile launchers that protect our liberties.

But because of noisy complaints from secular fundamentalists the class has now been shelved, and our military has been robbed of the moral guidance of the Scriptures.

Rather than fight for religious liberty, the Air Force meekly suspended the entire class the day the complaint was filed.

And so the banning of the Bible in the armed services continues. Donated Bibles were burned in Afghanistan because it might offend Muslims in Afghanistan. (Yes, our government apparently considers book burning to be okay as long as the book is the Bible.)

And weapons inscribed with Bible verses likewise have been banned in Afghanistan, again in order not to offend Muslims.

It's time for this extinguishing of the lamp of God's word to stop. 

Damn The Truth Full Speed Ahead

And then, the vitriol intensified even more. To hell with the facts.  Who cares about the truth? After all, when it comes to propaganda campaigns, facts and truth can be pesky things:
 
*On Saturday, MSNBC's propagandist-in-chief, Keith Olbermann, went off the deep end and blamed Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly for the massacre and said they must all apologize or be "repudiated" and "dismissed" by the American people and members of the Republican Party.
*On Sunday, The Guardian UK reported: "The US was tonight seized by a fierce debate over whether inflammatory rightwing rhetoric was to blame for a shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona.... Palin today distanced herself from the shooting, as did leading figures of the Tea Party movement."

*The New York Times' Paul Krugman wrote; "violent acts are what happens when you create a climate of hate. And it's long past time for the GOP's leaders to take a stand against the hate mongers."

*A number of news outlets even irresponsibly reported that the killer, Jared Lee Loughner, was a veteran who fought in Afghanistan. Hours later, the Pentagon fortunately clarified the record and stated that Loughner attempted to enlist about a year ago but was not accepted for military service.

Of course, these attacks were short on both facts and truth, and as the facts slowly came to light, they revealed a picture that was very different from the one that Olbermann, Krugman and others were painting.

An ex-classmate actually described Loughner as "left-wing" and a "pothead." It is now being reported that Loughner listed Mein Kampf and The Communist Manifesto as two of his favorite books and that he wrote on his now scrubbed FaceBook page that his heroes were "Barack Obama, Saul Alinsky, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Huo (sic) Chavez, Noam Chomsky, Mao Tse-tung, Joseph Stalin, and Yassir Arafat" and that "Obama and the Progressives will overcome the tyrrany (sic) of big business and the racist Tea Party."

Of course, if you're expecting Keith Olbermann and Paul Krugman to issue apologies, correct the record, stop the propaganda, and tone down THEIR rhetoric, don't hold your breath.

It won't happen because such an admonishment would run counter to the left's goal of blaming this tragedy on decent Americans like you and shaming patriotic Americans like you into SILENCE when it comes to repealing ObamaCare and stopping the radical Obama agenda.

They spoke before they knew the facts and, now that they know the facts, they still won't stop assassinating the character of decent, hard-working Americans because, truth be told, the left knows that the days of ObamaCare are numbered and this concerted effort to exploit this tragedy to demonize patriotic Americans, like you, is the last weapon in their arsenal.  Damn the truth... full speed ahead.

It's nothing more than a desperate attempt to shut you up, and YOU CAN thwart their plans. The left wants your SILENCE... the left desperately needs your silence... it's the one thing you must not give them.

HOW THE FAIR TAX WORKS 

Does the FairTax rate need to be much higher to be revenue neutral?

The proper tax rate has been carefully worked out; 23 percent does the job of:

(1) raising the same amount of federal funds as are raised by the current system,

(2) paying the universal rebate, and

(3) paying the collection fees to retailers and state governments. Unlike some other proposals, this rate has been independently confirmed by several different, nonpartisan institutions across the country. Detailed calculations are available from FairTax.org. 

How is the Social Security system affected?

Like all federal spending programs, Social Security operates exactly as it does today, except that its funds come from a broad, progressive sales tax, rather than a narrow, regressive payroll tax. Employers continue to report wages for each employee, though, to the Social Security Administration for the determination of benefits. The transition to a reformed Social Security system is eased while ensuring there is sufficient funding to continue promised benefits.

Meanwhile, Social Security/Medicare funds are no longer triple-taxed as under the current system:

1) when payroll taxes are initially withheld;

2) when those withheld payroll taxes are counted as part of the taxable base for income tax purposes; and

3) when the promised benefits are finally received. 

How is the tax collected?

Retail businesses collect the tax from the consumer, just as state sales tax systems already do in 45 states; the FairTax is simply an additional line on the current sales tax reporting form. Retailers simply collect the tax and send it to the state taxing authority. All businesses serving as collection agents receive a fee for collection, and the states also receive a collection fee. The tax revenues from the states are then sent to the U.S. Treasury.

When Secrecy Doesn't Work, Lie, Lie And Lie Again.

Prior to pulling the "end-of-life" ruling (and after the efforts to keep it under wraps failed) leftists spin-doctors frantically went to work to control the damage. As Congressman Blumenauer's email promised, leftists issued "a rapid, targeted response."

     To put it another way, they started lying... they played fast-and-loose with the truth multiple times... and they're still playing fast-and-loose with the truth.

     The first lie to come out? 'We didn't do it... George W. Bush did it.' And The New York Times dutifully provided cover and reported: "The White House on Sunday said the new Medicare directive, reported Sunday by the New York Times, doesn't constitute a resurrection of the original health-care-bill language. It said the George W. Bush administration had already put in place guidelines allowing for Medicare to pay for end-of-life consultations."

     Here are the facts. Congress passed a revamp to Medicare in 2008 which simply permitted doctors to discuss "end-of-life" options with patients during their INITIAL "welcome to Medicare visit." President Bush actually VETOED the bill, but Congress overrode Bush's VETO. So... no... 'Bush didn't do it,' and moreover, there's a huge difference between simply permitting doctors to brief patients on Living Wills ONCE and encouraging them to do it each and every year.

     As Betsy McCaughey, the former Lieutenant Governor of New York said; "Government should never prescribe what is discussed between doctor and patient, or pressure doctors financially to push their patients into living wills and advanced directives."

     And now, even though they've apparently abandoned the "end-of-life" provisions (at least for now) the far-left is still playing fast-and-loose with the facts. With their tongues firmly planted in their cheeks, leftists are telling us that repealing ObamaCare will INCREASE the federal deficit.

     While we find it a might strange that liberals in Congress are suddenly concerned with fiscal responsibility, we're still trying to figure out how NOT spending an ungodly amount of money on government-run health care is going to INCREASE the deficit.

     As Rush Limbaugh put it: "Now, anybody with independent intelligence, anybody who doesn't just follow conventional wisdom has to know that the Obamacare budget busts like crazy. There is zilch, zero, nada deficit reduction with Obamacare."

     But don't simply take Limbaugh's word for it. According to the Heritage Foundation: "The new law includes several new taxes and penalties for businesses that threaten to kill job growth and further damage the economy. Budget gimmicks and double counting of savings mean Obamacare will increase federal deficit spending significantly."

     Nancy Pelosi recently (apparently suffering from some form of delusion) said that her caucus would focus on reducing the deficit and creating jobs. Well... so be it, Madame Pelosi, you can start with the REPEAL of ObamaCare.

     Enough with the spin... enough with the talking points... enough with the outright lies. The American people must
push their advantage and take the battle straight to Barack Obama. Let's REPEAL ObamaCare once and for all.

Why there are so few new jobs

Tom Donohue, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, says that businesses considering hiring new workers face a "regulatory tsunami" from the Obama Administration. The hurdles include 200 new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency, 100 new regulations from the Department of Labor, 183 new agencies under Obamacare, and 540 rules and 170 new reports under the new financial regulation bill. Combine that with the vast uncertainty about what their tax rates will be next year, and is it any wonder that most companies are playing wait and see?

J P Morgan Chase Bank: Anti-Christmas and just plain callous

According to the Star-Telegram, a local Texas businessman had assembled and decorated a 9-foot-tall tree in the lobby of the Chase Bank Southlake Boulevard branch in Tarrant County as a favor to the manager, who is one of his clients.

The branch manager was quickly told by the bank that the tree had to go. She later showed the businessman an e-mail from JPMorgan Chase saying that the tree had to be removed because some people were offended by it.

According to internal Chase documents the American Family Association has received, Chase says every bank has "received approved holiday decorations in your December One Box. These are the only (emphasis in original) decorations that may be displayed in the public areas of your branch. If you have any other decorations...please take them down."

Chase provided decorations...four small window stickers with lights printed on them. That's it!

According to the employee, "At work, Chase expects us to perform like company-programmed robots and not share the spirit of Christmas with our customers. We're real people and our customers are real people, but Chase has put chains on our individuality and our ability to share the spirit of Christmas with our friends and neighbors who bank with us."

More Reasons To Oppose Amnesty...


By now, I shouldn't have to tell you what's wrong with Harry Reid's so-called DREAM Act. You already know that it's a NIGHTMARE... a back-door amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.

But Mark Krikorian, writing for National Review Online, gives us two more reason to oppose the DREAM Act... namely fraud and the likelihood that passage of the DREAM Act will simply encourage more people to enter the United States illegally.

We've been down this road before. In 1986, with the passage of Simpson-Mazzoli, we granted amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens in exchange for the false promise that we would then stop the flood of illegal aliens coming into the United States. (Incidentally, former-RINO-Senator Alan K. Simpson is the same guy who is co-chairing Barack Obama's Debt Commission with fellow liberal Erskine Bowles... fills you with a lot of faith... doesn't it.)

Today, after supposedly stopping the flood of illegal aliens coming into this country, there are 12-20 million living in the United States illegally. Speaking to Obama supporters, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recently quipped: "I gotta ask the supporters of all that, 'How's that hopey, changey thing working out for ya?'" In that vein, perhaps we should all ask Harry Reid; 'I gotta ask the supporters of all that, How's that stopping illegal immigration thingy working out for ya?'

Of course, the biggest irony here is that Harry Reid's DREAM Act is nothing more than an attempt to grant amnesty to those who came to the United States illegally (by first giving amnesty to their children) AFTER the passage of Simpson-Mazzoli... AFTER the passage of legislation that was supposed to stop massive amounts of illegal aliens from coming into the country. When will the madness stop?

Speaking of Simpson-Mazzoli and ironies, Krikorian wrote: "Perhaps one-fourth of those legalized under the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act received amnesty fraudulently, including Mahmud Abouhalima, a leader of the first World Trade Center attack. The fraud in that first big amnesty program was so pervasive as to be almost comical, with people claiming work histories here that included picking watermelons from trees and digging cherries out of the ground."

 "Picking watermelons from trees?” "Digging cherries out of the ground?" Okay, perhaps Simpson-Mazzoli didn't stop fraud... but Harry Reid's DREAM Act gives those who are planning to come to the United States illegally a ROADMAP.

Krikorian again: "And yet what does the DREAM Act say about fraud? As Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) points out in 'Ten Things You Need To Know about S-3827, the DREAM Act,' the measure 'prohibits using any of the information contained in the amnesty application (name, address, length of illegal presence that the alien admits to, etc.) to initiate a removal proceeding or investigate or prosecute fraud in the application process.' This is like playing a slot machine without having to put any money in — any illegal alien can apply, and if he wins, great, but if he loses, he can’t be prosecuted even if he lied through his teeth about everything."

And just as Simpson-Mazzoli encouraged more illegal immigration, Harry Reid's DREAM Act will do the same... at least Krikorian said, “Another problem with DREAM, which all amnesties share, is that it will attract new illegal immigration. Prospective illegal immigrants, considering their options, are more likely to opt to come if they see that their predecessors eventually hit the jackpot. In 1986, we had an estimated 5 million illegals, 3 million of whom were legalized. We now have more than twice as many as before the last amnesty, and they’ve been promised repeatedly that if they hold out a little longer they’ll be able to stay legally. Any new amnesty, even if only for those brought here as children, will attract further illegal immigration."

Harry Reid's DREAM Act can be stopped... it must be stopped.

Good News

The Senate’s controversial FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) now appears to be dead in the water!

The Senate passed its version of the Food Safety bill by a margin of 73 to 25, and sent it on to the House of Representatives for approval. Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) had previously agreed to accept the Senate’s bill in place of the House’s version, already approved, so this approval was expected to be pro-forma.

But it turns out that Section 107 of the Senate bill contains a revenue-raising (i.e., taxing) provision. And such a provision is unconstitutional: “All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives,” according to Article I, Section 7, of the Constitution. Because the Senate violated the funding origination clause, the House has implemented a procedure known as “blue slipping” to block the bill, keeping it out of consideration and sending it back to the Senate.

The only possible “quick fix” would be a unanimous consent agreement in the Senate to strike that revenue-raising provision from the bill—but Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has already stated that he will oppose, so unanimity will be impossible. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is now faced with some tough choices: spend a huge amount of time all over again to deal with this (which is unlikely in a Lame Duck Congress, especially considering how controversial the bill is); or do nothing, and allow the bill to die at the end of this Congress. This will mean a new Food Safety Bill will be introduced next year—but next year’s Congress will be very different from the current one, so we expect that the bill will look very different, and could be much more favorable to the natural health community.

HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2010

Here are some scenarios of how crazy and ridiculous that our country is getting.

Scenario 1: Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.

1957 -
Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2010 -
School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.  


Scenario 2:
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1957 -
Crowd gathers. Mark wins.. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

2010 -
Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged them with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.


Scenario 3:
Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.


1957 -
Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2010 -
Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario 4:
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1957 -
Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.

2010 -
Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.

Scenario 5:
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957 -
Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.


2010 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.  


Scenario 6:
Pedro fails high school English.

1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.


2010 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that learning English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher.  English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.  


Scenario 7:
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.

1957 - Ants die.


2010- ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents -- and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
 

Scenario 8:
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary.  Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1957 -
In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.


2010 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison.  Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy
.

Come on Senator Hutchison

Don’t Vote For IT

Even though pro-amnesty candidates were roundly defeated on November 2nd, the leadership in both the House and the Senate are determined to ignore the will of the American people and try to shove a mass amnesty down our throats while they still can.  Unfortunately, the upcoming lame duck session represents the best chance they have had or will have during the 111th Congress of forcing an amnesty on Americans and legal immigrants.

On November 16th President Obama made it clear that he wants the DREAM Act amnesty passed DURING THE LAME DUCK SESSION and Rep. Nydia Velazquez, speaking on behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus after their meeting with President Obama, said that there would be a DREAM Act vote on November 29.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has indicated that she will not support the DREAM Act amnesty during the lame duck session.  However, she did support the bill in 2007 and has indicated to Senate staffers that she might support the legislation in the 112th Congress

She should not be swayed by the military argument for the DREAM Act in the 112th Congress because 10 U.S.C. § 504 gives illegal aliens a path to join the armed forces. There are 22 million citizens who cannot find a job and the Congress should not consider passing any amnesty when so many Americans are out of work.

 It is completely unethical for the Congressional leadership to even consider pushing through the DREAM Act amnesty. It's estimated there are currently some two million illegal immigrant children in the United States. They are only a fraction of the millions of aliens who would qualify for the DREAM Act amnesty, because the DREAM Act does not place a cap on the number of people who qualify, provides exceptions to the under-35 age limit, and applies retroactively to anyone who first illegally entered the U.S. before age 16. Furthermore, the recipients of the DREAM Act amnesty will be permitted to petition for their illegal parents and adult relatives to come here once they become citizens.  Surely this loophole should be closed before legislation such as the DREAM Act is even considered?

 The marketing campaign for the 2007 DREAM Act made it seem that the amnesty was intended for high school graduates who were on their way to college or the armed forces. But the bill, as written, ensured that illegal immigrants did not have to attend high school or go to college to qualify for the amnesty: they needed only to take an ability-to-benefit test and complete a one-year vocational program to get on the path to citizenship (and there was no requirement that they actually complete their college education).

More Than Kicking the Bums Out 

Obama and Washington lawmakers weren’t the only government officials out of control, and thankfully they weren’t the only ones rebuked by the voters. Around the country, with only a few exceptions, such as California and New York, voters rejected initiatives by bureaucrats and special-interest groups that corrode traditional American values. Absurd efforts to legalize drugs failed in every state where it appeared on the ballot. As a reaction to radical animal-rights efforts, the Right to Hunt passed in 4 out of 5 states. The Second Amendment was affirmed by voters in another state.

But perhaps most significant of all, Iowans voted not to retain the three Iowa State Supreme Court Justices who tried to tell Iowa families that they had to approve of same-sex marriage. It was incredibly frustrating when the Court made this decision back in 2009, and even more frustrating when the state legislature and governor refused to let Iowans vote on the issue. But with conservatives taking back the governorship, the state house of representatives and nearly winning control of the Iowa Senate, that should change, and Iowans may finally be able to vote on this very important social issue directly. But first the legislature must pass it in two consecutive sessions in order for the question of protecting marriage to be placed on the ballot.

What makes the defeat of the judges historic is that no judge has failed to win a retention vote since the system was adopted in 1962. Now the left is screaming that the Iowa for Freedom effort led by Bob Vander Plaats will destroy the judicial system by politicizing it. The left has perfected the manner in which judges are chosen by the recommendation process adopted by most states. That is where a board makes nomination recommendations of candidates who they feel are qualified to the governors. The problem is these candidates are all too often liberals who believe in judicial activism by legislating from the bench.

Then the left uses the courts to advance their radical agenda by filing lawsuits where their liberal activists judges do their bidding. The courts have become the primary vehicle to enact or change laws that they cannot get through the legislative process. Tuesday’s Iowa election result was simply another reminder how important keeping liberal judges on the bench is to the left’s agenda.

What the left and the media fail to realize is that the defeat of the three Supreme Court Judges was a reaction to and a disruption of the decades-long politicization of the courts by the left’s special interests. Only now, after the Iowa voters said “enough!” do we hear the media and the left complain about “politicization in the judiciary.” When a judge acts like a legislator, they should not be surprised when voters treat them like one.