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Friday, February 27, 2015

Liberty Caucus: Eliminating Regional Planning Councils Update

Eliminating Regional Planning Councils Update

by Danielle Alexandre 

What Are Regional Planning Councils?

 

In the 1960’s Florida’s 67 counties were divided into 11 regions and Regional Planning Councils were created. The original purpose was to apply for and distribute federal funds to help with building roads and bridges between the counties in the region. Unfortunately, the 11 Florida Regional Planning Councils have become a de facto agency of the federal government to promote “Smart Growth” and “Sustainable Living” at the expense of local control of land use decisions and private property rights. Regional Planning Councils receive funding from the federal government to bypass our local and state representatives. Counties are required by statute to participate in membership in these Regional Planning Councils and pay large membership dues with your tax dollars.

 

Do We Need a 4th Level of Government?

 

Are “one-size-fits-all” Growth Management Plans Good For All Counties?

 

What is Happening this Session

 

TAKE ACTION!

Read the details at theLibertyCaucus.com... 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

“Student Success Act” to Crush Religious Freedom, Private School Autonomy, Parental Rights: #NO on HR5

from Stop Common Core in New Hampshire

This one is such a betrayal.

I’ve never been so shocked and angry over a proposed Congressional bill that I burst into tears.  Not until tonight.

I’d been quietly reading and taking notes on H.R. 5, “Student Success Act” (SSA) when my husband simply, offhandedly asked me how I was doing.   Though I’d been quiet, I was boiling over as I read tucked-away portions of this 600+ page bill which,  despite the local-control-touting, anti-Common Core-sounding words (on page 10 and elsewhere), is terrible. When my husband asked how I was doing, I stood up, walked to the couch and explained through my hot, angry tears what destruction and reduction of vital freedoms will take place if this bill passes:

It ends private schools’ religious freedom from government control.  It harms funding freedom in private schools.  It puts into question parental rights and control over education.  It pushes sameness of testing.  Those are just a few things.  There are more.

We have conscious deceivers in D.C. pushing this bill:  its damages are so painfully ironic.  The bill is touted specifically to “reduce the federal footprint and restore local control while empowering parents“. What a poignant lie.

If H.R. 5 passes this week, in exchange for billions in federal funding, we will be crushed in the following ways.  The federal Department of Education aims to take over:

1.  STATE AUTHORITIES AND RIGHTS 

2.  PARENTAL RIGHTS TO DIRECT EDUCATION OF A CHILD

3.  RELIGIOUS FREEDOM – NO MORE RELIGIOUS COUNSELING, MENTORING OR TECHNOLOGIES ALLOWED IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS

4.  PRIVATE SCHOOL AUTONOMY: GOVERNMENT-APPOINTED OMBUDSMEN WILL MONITOR COMPLIANCE  

5.  PRIVATE SCHOOL FUNDING – PRIVATE SCHOOLS MUST CONSULT WITH PUBLIC DISTRICTS WHICH ENFORCE EQUALITY

H.R. 5  the “Student Success Act” won’t be enforced for five years– plenty of time for its promoters to plan implementation, and for the opposition to burn out, give up, to feel there’s no way to rein it in.

The bill is 600-plus-pages long but was just barely introduced this month; and it’s being fast-tracked for a vote this week.  Those whose lives will be changed by it have likely never heard of it and elected reps haven’t had time to debate intended and unintended consequences.

Would our representatives vote to pass this bill if they knew that it included such hidden away, serious damages to Americans’ freedoms?

I want to thank Ann Marie Banfield of Stop Common Core in New Hampshire, who  sent me her summary and pointed to specific paragraphs and pages in this huge bill, to focus attention on where vital freedoms are being slashed.   I have included her notes following mine.  I  invite you to verify for yourself.

 If you read no further, here’s the bottom line:  

H.R. 5  is not a viable alternative to the terrible “Every Child Ready for College and Career” bill. 

Please call reps and senators: Vote NO on H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.  

Read the post at WhatIsCommonCore.Wordpress.com...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Admiral (Ret) James Lyons on Islam as a threat doctrine

Admiral (Ret) James Lyons on Islam as a threat doctrine 



Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bc0_1423721020#JPy8Xb6CeIuPVZX8.99

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Remaking America for Global Governance: Interfaithism, Eco- and Social- Justice, Transhumanism, Techno-Fascism



by DebraRae

In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, many ponder what 2015 will look like for their families, nation, and world.1  The President referenced the work of “remaking America” and boasted “a breakthrough year for America” with “the shadow of crisis past.” “We have laid a new foundation,” he reported; and “a brighter future is ours to write.”2  

Alexis De Tocqueville famously noted, “There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and … its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.”3  Having committed his administration to “fundamental change,” President Obama marches to the beat of a different drum. Whatever we once were” [i.e., the “most enlightened and free nation”], Obama opined, “We are no longer a Christian nation–at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers,” June 28, 2006 (as delivered).4  

More accurately, to borrow the words of Patrick Henry, “America affords asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship to peoples of other faiths, or none.” A Muslim or Buddhist nation she is not. This founding father further maintained, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”5 [more...]

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

IBD: U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare

U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare 

IBD Editorials | 02/10/2015

Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this.

 

At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.

"This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution," she said.

Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/021015-738779-climate-change-scare-tool-to-destroy-capitalism.htm#ixzz3RUUjew2e 
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From 2012: Agenda 21 in One Easy Lesson

Agenda 21 in One Easy Lesson

Posted by  • January 23, 2012 

Awareness of Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development is racing across the nation as citizens in community after community are learning what their city planners are actually up to. As awareness grows, I am receiving more and more calls for tools to help activists fight back. Many complain that elected officials just won’t read detailed reports or watch long videos. “Can you give us something that is quick, and easy to read that we can hand out,” I’m asked.

So here it is. A one page, quick description of Agenda 21 that fits on one page. I’ve also included for the back side of your hand out a list of quotes for the perpetrators of Agenda 21 that should back up my brief descriptions.

A word of caution, use this as a starter kit, but do not allow it to be your only knowledge of this very complex subject. To kill it you have to know the facts. Research, know your details; discover the NGO players in your community; identify who is victimized by the policies and recruit them to your fight; and then kill Agenda 21. That’s how it must be done. The information below is only your first step. Happy hunting.

Read the post at NFRA...

Figueres: First time the world economy is transformed intentionally

Figueres: First time the world economy is transformed intentionally

Tuesday, 03 February 2015

3 February 2015 - The Top UN Climate Change Official is optimistic that a new international treaty will be adopted at Paris Climate Change conference at the end of the year. However the official, Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of UNFCCC,  warns that the fight against climate change is a process and that the necessary transformation of the world economy will not be decided at one conference or in one agreement.

"This is  probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history", Ms Figueres stated at a press conference in Brussels.

"This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution. That will not happen overnight and it will not happen at a single conference on climate change, be it COP 15, 21, 40 - you choose the number. It just does not occur like that. It is a process, because of the depth of the transformation."

READ the story online at UNRIC... 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

*BOMBSHELL!* OBAMA SENDS MASSIVE THREAT TO SHERIFFS ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

*BOMBSHELL!* OBAMA SENDS MASSIVE THREAT TO SHERIFFS ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

FEBRUARY 7, 2015 | BY 

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a threat to ALL Sheriffs in our country! Secretary JEH JOHNSON says unless the REPUBLICAN CONGRESS funds Obama’s ILLEGAL AMNESTY the Sheriffs will not receive the Federal grants they are counting on to protect AMERICAN citizens!

READ THE POST...

Friday, February 6, 2015

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Wisconsin State Treasurer's First Objective: Eliminating Himself

Wisconsin State Treasurer's First Objective: Eliminating Himself

Newly elected government employee is the spending-cutting hero libertarians dream of.

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Virtually every government department works every day to justify its existence and to preserve or increase its budget. Not newly elected Wisconsin state treasurer Matt Adamczyk, though. The No. 1 item on his agenda? Eliminating his own job.

Adamczyk, who took office on January 5, ran on the promise to eliminate the very position for which he was running. In his short tenure, he's already had the positions of two treasury office employees terminated, determining they were unnecessary and a waste of taxpayer funds.

READ THE ARTICLE AT REASON.COM...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Private Property Rights and Socialism Do Not Mix

An urgent message to the National Association of Realtors

by 

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is the main stream organization in which nearly every real estate agent in the nation belongs as a means to keep up with the latest ideas and trends in the property selling industry. NAR’s members are the professionals that all of us look to for the best approach to buy and sell our homes. One of NAR’s mottos is “protecting the American dream of home ownership”. And they claim to protect property rights.

Would it then surprise you that NAR is a major promoter of a plan that actually results in the destruction of private property rights? NAR documents show the Association is working to advocate the policy of Smart Growth for local community development.

Urban planners promote Smart Growth policies because they adhere to the dogma that urban sprawl (development projects) are a danger to the environment, increasing pollution and housing costs, creating more driving time and shopping stress. In addition, say planners, such “urban sprawl” uses up more natural resources and reduces open space.

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A Nation in Crisis

by Roger Field | 24 Jan 2015

As we begin the year of 2015 we find ourselves still living in constant crisis whether it be in international relations or circumstances here at home. Abroad we find ourselves unappreciated, disrespected and disliked more each passing day. At home we find ourselves evermore divided by issues of race, ethnicity and financial wellbeing all exacerbated by a rapidly deteriorating educational system and growing threats to our basic freedoms. It is difficult for anyone who is steeped in the history of this nation to accept the notion that we stand at the brink of losing all that made this the greatest country ever known to mankind. We can save it but the task grows more difficult the longer we wait to do what needs to be done. 

We desperately need a strong leader in the White House who will lead us as we work to solve the many problems facing us. We need a Congress and Senate equally strong and dedicated to putting the nation back on the track set for us by the framers of the Constitution. We began the process in the 2014 elections but much more must be done. A new President will be elected in 2016. Our 45th President must be one who has the ability to bring us together, a person of honor, integrity and trustworthiness born of a lifetime of helping others. In my opinion such a man is Dr. Ben Carson, the retired legendary neurosurgeon. 

A truly loving dedicated illiterate mother encouraged Ben and his brother to learn by insisting they read two books each per week as they were growing up in a Detroit black ghetto. Ben found Christ after a near tragedy involving a knife attack on a fellow black youth.  He soon rose academically to the top of his high school class and in less than a year in the JROTC rose to cadet commander and was offered an appointment to West Point. He rejected the appointment only because by then he had decided to go into medicine. As they say, the rest is history. His history as a neurosurgeon has become legend. He has authored several books which I suggest anyone interested in his leadership qualifications should read. Especially recommended are Gifted Hands, America the Beautiful, and One Nation. 

There are many potential candidates lining up to enter the race for nomination especially in the GOP. Most of them have been in politics a number of years, long enough to have become obligated to powerful individuals and corporations who have supported them with campaign funding. They have become "political professionals" and, directly or indirectly, are emboldened to serve the interests of their elitist supporters, not all of which are in the best interests of "we the people".  Ben Carson has not become tainted with obligations to the political elitists, at least not yet and I pray he never does. 

Hillary Clinton is said to be the leading Democrat candidate.  The baggage she is carrying is enough to sink the strongest of candidates, herself included. Still, with a huge portion of our society dependent on government handouts, any Democrat candidate who will promise them more of the same will be tough to beat at the polls. A huge majority of Blacks, Hispanics and other minorities voted for Obama in both of his runs for the office despite his lacking even the basic qualifications.  Polls are indicating Ben Carson would capture a significant number of those votes and most independents were he to be the nominee. 

I firmly believe a Carson administration combined with a right thinking Congress would work hard to get us back on track both domestically and internationally.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Let’s see if culverts can regulate salinity

YOUR VIEW

OUR INDIAN RIVER LAGOON
 

by Nelo Freijomel,
 Stuart | page A6, 27 Jan 2015

Let’s see if culverts can regulate salinity
 

Recent letters have merit in suggesting the use of culverts to help flush out the Indian River Lagoon between the inlets. Regulated culverts between the two main inlets would contribute additional flushing action along the entire lagoon.

Money from programs already in place such as Amendment 1 could be used to install a series of culverts to bring in seawater between the inlets. Consider the positive impact that additional seawater in the lagoon would have on sea grasses and marine species that use it for spawning grounds. The culverts could also be regulated to let in seawater as needed, with flow reduced when less salinity is required to offset the influx of polluted water.

If accomplished with planning, and a strong determination to make it work, this approach could become the norm rather than the exception. This could be applied not only to the Treasure Coast but also in numerous seaside communities nationwide where inland waterways are subject to pollution and degradation due to an influx of polluted or untreated fresh water.

After 50 years of trying to reduce the effects of damaging water in the lagoon, it’s time to try something new. Install one culvert and study the effects it has on the surrounding habitat. A test program would be worth the effort to see if this new and innovative approach has merit. 

SSN: Florida Congressmen Join Joe Wilson's Fight Against Obama on Common Core

Florida Congressmen Join Joe Wilson's Fight Against Obama on Common Core

By: KEVIN DERBY | Posted: January 27, 2015

Conservatives in Congress are launching an effort pushing back against President Barack Obama on Common Core standards with members of the Florida delegation -- including Tom Rooney -- backing the effort.

 

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson’s, R-S.C., “Local Control of Education Act” would stop the Obama administration from making states “adopt a specific curriculum, and would void any previous federal requirements established for states that have already adopted Common Core.” The Senate version is being backed by U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La.

Read the story at Sunshine State News...

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Iran Nonsense

Iran Nonsense

VOL. 20, NO. 20 • BY STEPHEN F. HAYES


When House speaker John Boehner invited Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress in the coming weeks, the reaction from the White House was swift. In background interviews with reporters, top Obama administration officials made clear that they considered the invitation itself an affront and the acceptance of it a breach of protocol.

Please.

This is the same White House that last week had British prime minister David Cameron making calls to Capitol Hill to lobby lawmakers against more sanctions on Iran. It’s the same administration that had to apologize to Senator Marco Rubio and others for violating its pledge to “consult Congress” before making any unilateral changes to U.S. policy on Cuba. This is the same president who has boasted repeatedly of his ability and willingness to ignore the legislative branch and use his “pen and phone” to do what he wants. And this is the same administration that used the cover of anonymity to call Netanyahu “chickenshit” in a recent interview.

Read the entire article at weeklystandard.com...

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