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Saturday, April 12, 2014

TPP: Repeal the 16th Amendment

APR 8, 2014 | http://www.teapartypatriots.org/all-issues/news/repeal-the-16th-amendment/ TPP_Capture

In just a few days, American citizens will once again be forced to give an annual accounting of their tax liability to the federal government, despite the fact that the IRS has been siphoning off a portion of their hard-earned income all year long. It’s called Tax Day. In the United States of America, the more you earn, the more the government takes.

We at Tea Party Patriots agree that the 16th Amendment needs to be repealed. You can help by signing our petition for repeal here.

The income tax became law when Congress adopted the 16th Amendment in 1913. Since then, our tax code has ballooned to tens of thousands of pages of unreadable, convoluted text with loophole after loophole. Those who come out on top are the ones who figure out how best to game the system.

Meanwhile, middle-class Americans are, once a year, forced to navigate a complicated web of loopholes and deductions. The whole process hinders opportunities to do things like save for college, save for retirement, and plan for a solid, financial future. How can anyone plan for the future when the ever-changing tax code fluctuates on the whims of lawmakers, often resulting in more onerous burdens?

Washington has talked tax reform to death for decades, all talk and no action.  The reason is because too much of the Washington establishment benefits from the current tax system.  The people who are supposed to protect your money are more concerned with protecting their own interests.

We hope you’ll join us. We believe the income tax takes too much of your money and actually serves as an impediment to any opportunity for you and your family to achieve financial security.  Likewise, the current tax system is a drag on economic growth.

It’s becoming more and more apparent that Americans can’t trust their own government to fairly implement the tax code in a just and transparent manner. This Tax Day, instead of standing by and sending your hard-earned money to the government, support Tea Party Patriots and Rep. Bridenstine and join the effort. It’s time to repeal the 16thAmendment!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Petitions for a Martin County Commissioner's Challenger respectfully sought

Dear friends, and concerned Voters of Martin County: drobinbarker

During recent months I have become aware of concerns over the overall performance of Commissioner Fielding.  He is not a bad man, but I do believe the Commission would be better off with a more focused individual who is deeply concerned about Constitutional issues and preservation of our Republic's values, etc.

He is Mr. John Schierbaum.  And, he wishes to work to replace Commissioner Ed Fielding.

Even if you decide not to vote for John, he must have Martin County registered voters complete campaign petitions to just enable him to appear on the Ballot in November, so others can have the opportunity to make a choice.

Could you please download and print out the attached prepared Petition form(s), by completing all information sought in the yellow highlighted areas?

Then, could you please mail them to:

Elect Trapper John
P.O. Box 1133
Palm City, FL 34994

Thank you very, very much.  I know that folks who are Conservative and Independent thinkers know that to enable multiple candidates to run for office lets the People have a wider field to make their final selections from.  To that end, I am again asking for the courtesy of your compliance of this respectful request.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

D. Robin Barker

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

IMMIGRATION FACTS CONGRESS IGNORES



Legal Immigration

Since 1970 with mass immigration the largest number are from Mexico. Of those allowed in legally, only 36% have become Naturalized but over 50% are on welfare. Of all immigrants allowed in since 1970 only 56% have become Naturalized. Think recent immigrants are coming to contribute or to take?

Illegal Immigration

The first amnesty was in 1986 supposedly for under one million illegal aliens but ended up being over 3 million who were said to be yearning for citizenship. Granted amnesty over twenty eight years ago, only 40% ever became Naturalized. Not content, Congress passed an additional six amnesties or amnesty adjustments through 2000 that no one ever mentions. What is one definition of insanity?

How about the promises Congress made in 1986 and not one to this day has been kept:
  • There would be only one amnesty.....ever......
  • Congress would secure the border........
  • Congress would mandate E-Verify so all workers would be legal.

Yet, we have idiots in Congress only too happy to say the immigration system is broken not remembering the promises made in '86 or following the advice of the Jordan Commission in '96 to eliminate chain migration. 

We cannot control poverty until we control immigration levels.

George Fuller

Robin Eubanks: A gentle voice with a powerful message.

Once again we are compelled to point readers to the body of work from author Robin Eubanks. Her brilliant blog augments her fabulous book, Credentialed to Destroy: How and Why Education Became a Weapon. credentialed2destroy

This week Robin starts a analysis of the systemic (and intentional) breakdown of traditional education to pave the way for sustainable development. The role of Common Core State Standards is evaluated. You would be well served to carve some time from your busy schedule to sit undisturbed while enjoying the well-written stream of this author’s considerable thoughts. She will strike a chord in knowledgeable readers with every paragraph.

This page (WWW.M912TC.COM) features a direct link to Robin’s blog posts in the right-hand column, under “INVISIBLE SERFS COLLAR.”

To sample this episode, she writes,

Earlier in the week the IPCC, the UN-affiliated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released its Working Group II Summary For Policy-Makers, http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/IPCC_WG2AR5_SPM_Approved.pdf with its language on pages 22-23 about Effective Adaptation. Suddenly, the discussion was not about science in the physical sense. We were talking about education and new forms of governance and what is called systems science and no one was talking about waiting to see what happened in the physical world. I recognized the crucial importance of this language about adaptation and immediately put on my Deerstalker Hat and turned on my printer to collect more proof. That has turned the last few days into a whirlwind of in-motion plans, with cites to many of the same ed schemers we have been so horrified by–both in my book when I explained constructivism over the decades, or on this blog as we explored the cybernetic theory of control over human behavior.

Not easy reading, but quite satisfying. Enjoy!

jjm

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Senate wants to use $10 Million for "Quiet Zones" for All Aboard Florida

State Senate passes budget including $10 million for All Aboard Florida quiet zones

By Isadora Rangel



Contact your state senator (and a few more).

FLORIDA STATE SENATORS
Senator Joseph Abruzzo  (850) 487-5025  abruzzo.joseph.web@flsenate.gov
Senator Thad Altman  (850) 487-5016  altman.thad.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Aaron Bean  (850) 487-5004  bean.aaron.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto  (850) 487-5030  benacquisto.lizbeth.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Rob Bradley  (850) 487-5007  bradley.rob.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Jeff Brandes  (850) 487-5022  brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Oscar Braynon, II  (850) 487-5036  braynon.oscar.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Dwight Bullard  (850) 487-5039  bullard.dwight.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Jeff Clemens  (850) 487-5027  clemens.jeff.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Charles S. Dean, Sr.  (850) 487-5005  dean.charles.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Nancy C. Detert  (850) 487-5028  detert.nancy.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla  (850) 487-5040  portilla.miguel.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Greg Evers  (850) 487-5002  evers.greg.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Anitere Flores  (850) 487-5037  flores.anitere.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Don Gaetz  (850) 487-5001  gaetz.don.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Bill Galvano  (850) 487-5026  galvano.bill.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Rene Garcia  (850) 487-5038  garcia.rene.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Andy Gardiner  (850) 487-5013  gardiner.andy.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Audrey Gibson  (850) 487-5009  gibson.audrey.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Denise Grimsley  (850) 487-5021  grimsley.denise.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Alan Hays  (850) 487-5011  hays.alan.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Dorothy L. Hukill  (850) 487-5008  hukill.dorothy.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Arthenia L. Joyner  (850) 487-5019  joyner.arthenia.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Jack Latvala  (850) 487-5020  latvala.jack.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Tom Lee  (850) 487-5024  lee.tom.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator John Legg  (850) 487-5017  legg.john.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Gwen Margolis  (850) 487-5035  margolis.gwen.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Bill Montford  (850) 487-5003  montford.bill.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Joe Negron  (850) 487-5032  negron.joe.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Garrett Richter  (850) 487-5023  richter.garrett.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Jeremy Ring  (850) 487-5029  ring.jeremy.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Maria Lorts Sachs  (850) 487-5034  sachs.maria.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator David Simmons  (850) 487-5010  simmons.david.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Wilton Simpson  (850) 487-5018  simpson.wilton.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Christopher L. Smith  (850) 487-5031  smith.chris.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Eleanor Sobel  (850) 487-5033  sobel.eleanor.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Darren Soto  (850) 487-5014  soto.darren.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Kelli Stargel  (850) 487-5015  stargel.kelli.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator Geraldine F. Thompson  (850) 487-5012  thompson.geraldine.web@flsenate.gov 
Senator John Thrasher  (850) 487-5006  thrasher.john.web@flsenate.gov

Agenda21: Swallowing America

RangeMag_logoIn a two-part special report from Range Magazine, Michael Coffman, PhD, examines the destruction of private property rights (and consequent destruction of U.S. sovereignty) resulting from the United Nations plans for “sustainability.”

Please link to the article on the Range Magazine website, or to the .pdf file download for later reading.

Link to the .pdf file:

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This post submitted for Jim Stack from his “Stuff of Stack.”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Communist States of America

By 
eagle

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/5397/communist-states-america/#zYliJksiQGyrhgFD.99

A preferred ploy of left-wing change agents is to ridicule critics when they point out the undeniable parallels between the goals of today’s “progressive” movement, to include the Democratic Party in general, and the goals of the early, and very much still alive, communist movement.

If, for instance, one mentions the historical fact that nearly every adult who, at any time, was in any position of influence over a young, soon-to-be-radicalized Barry Soetoro was an avowed communist, to include his own parents, then one is immediately mocked and dismissed as a neo-McCarthyite hack pining for the bygone days of the Red Scare. This is an evasive, ad hominem strategy employed by those who are caught, for lack of a better word, red-handed.

To all this I say, if the jackboot fits, wear it. If it quacks like a commie and goose-steps like a commie, then a commie it is. [Read more...]

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A War for All Seasons

by Debra Rae author

For ancient Israelites war held religious significance. In fact, priests often accompanied armies into battle. Wars were initiated with sacrificial rites; the divine oracle was consulted and trumpets blown. Biblical battles date back to the time of Abraham and Israel’s wars of conquest and were followed by wars involving the United Kingdom and, thereafter, the Divided Kingdoms of Judah and Israel.[1]

Over nine hundred years before Christ, Solomon acknowledged a time for war.[2] The second president of the United States, John Adams apparently embraced Solomonic wisdom by defending war in these similarly pragmatic terms: “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.[3]


King-of-the-Mountain Wars
The Psalmist posed an age old question: “Why do the nations rage?”[4] Over two thousand years ago Plato attempted a reply: “When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.”[5]

In other words, desires of fallen humanity (with king-of-the-mountain ambition) move swiftly to violence. This principle was evidenced in the life of Adolph Hitler.[6] Begun by an East Saudi Arabian Muslim scholar of the seventh century, today’s revivalist Wahabi movement mirrors Nazism in its extremist orthodoxy and decidedly militant actions.[7]

Just War
Countering wars of unbridled aggression, Augustine and Aquinas fashioned Christian theory for just wars—namely, in the face of a grave wrong (one that can be stopped only by violence), it is egregious to enjoy a blissful state of peacefulness.[8] Dietrich Bonhoeffer famously concurred. “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil,” he mused. “Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”[9]

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Monday, March 10, 2014

CATO: Common Core End Game

Common Core End Game

By NEAL MCCLUSKEY | MARCH 5, 2014

CatoLibertyFor far too long a big part of the Common Core debate has been about establishing simple fact: the federal government provided serious coercion to get states to adopt the Core, and the Core’s creators asked for such arm twisting. Indeed, just yesterday, Andy Smarick at the Core-supporting Thomas B. Fordham Institute lamented that the write-up for President Obama’s education budget proposal gives the administration credit for widespread Core adoption. Wrote Smarick: “The anti-Common Core forces will likely use this language as evidence that Common Core was federally driven.” Of course it was federally driven, by Race to the Top (RTTT) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers! But the budget proposal tells us far more than that.

The big story in the proposal is – or, at least, should be – that the president almost certainly wants to make the Core permanent by attaching annual federal funding to its use, and to performance on related tests. Just as the administration called for in its 2010 NCLB reauthorization proposal, POTUS wants to employ more than a one-time program, or temporary waivers, to impose “college and career-ready standards,” which–thanks to RTTT and waivers–is essentially synonymous with Common Core. In fact, President Obama proposes changing Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – of which NCLB is just the most recent reauthorization – to a program called “College- and Career-Ready Students,” with an annual appropriation of over $14 billion.

This was utterly predictable. Core opponents, who are so often smeared as conspiracy mongers, know full well both what the President has proposed in the past, and how government accumulates power over time. RTTT was the foot in the door, and once most states were using the same standards and tests, there was little question what Washington would eventually say: “Since everyone’s using the same tests and standards anyway, might as well make federal policy based on that.” Perhaps given the scorching heat the Common Core has been taking lately, most people didn’t expect the administration to make the move so soon, but rational people knew it would eventually come. Indeed, the “tripod” of standards, tests, and accountability that many Core-ites believe is needed to make “standards-based reform” function, logically demands federal control. After all, a major lesson of NCLB is that states will not hold themselves accountable for setting and clearing high academic bars.

While it’s a crucial fact, the full story on the Common Core isn’t that the feds coerced adoption. It is that the end game is almost certainly complete federal control by connecting national standards and tests to annual federal funding. And that, it is now quite clear, is no conspiracy theory. 

http://www.cato.org/blog/budget-proposal-its-not-just-about-core-coercion-anymore

Monday, March 3, 2014

NRO: Ukraine and Our Useless Outrage

Ukraine and Our Useless Outrage 

By Victor Davis Hanson | FEBRUARY 27, 2014

Don’t step over the line and re-militarize the Rhineland. Absorbing Austria would cross a red line. Breaking up Czechoslovakia is unacceptable. Get out of Poland by the announced deadline. The rest was history.

Don’t dare blow up another American military barracks overseas. Don’t even consider another attack on the World Trade Center. Don’t even try blowing up one more American embassy in East Africa. Don’t ever put a hole in a U.S. warship again. The rest was history.

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President Obama issued yet another one of those sorts of warnings to stop the violence to Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych just before protesters drove Yanukovych out of office. “There will be consequences if people step over the line,” Obama threatened.


Read the rest of the article at National Review online…

Friday, February 28, 2014

Tea Party Patriots Fifth Anniversary Conference

Tea Party Patriots Fifth Anniversary Conference
Feb. 27, 2014


Cue video to:
Rep. Jim Jordan - 00:30:00 to 00:36:30
Rep. Louie Gomert - 00:36:30 to 00:45:10
Sen. Ted Cruz - 00:57:20 to 01:16:00
JennyBeth Martin - 01:19:15 to 01:38:30 
LINK to other parts of Conference

Thursday, February 27, 2014

IBD: Crushing People Into Tight Housing Won't Cut CO2 Levels

By LAWRENCE J. MCQUILLAN

Posted 02/26/2014

'Smart growth" projects across the country aim to jam people into high-density housing near mass transit systems.

A "smart growth" plan for San Francisco calls for jamming 2 million more people into just 5% of the Bay Area's land over the next 27 years. AP View Enlarged ImageProponents think this will make people abandon their automobiles, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But new research shows "stack-and-pack" housing is an ineffective way to reduce carbon dioxide levels.

Researchers at the University of California Energy and Resources Group in Berkeley used Census, weather, economic and transportation data — 37 variables in total — to estimate greenhouse gas emissions from the energy, transportation, food, goods and services consumed by U.S. households.

They calculated "household carbon footprints" for more than 31,000 U.S. ZIP codes (of approximately 43,000 total) in all 50 states and found that a "10-fold increase in population density in central cities yields only a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions."

In other words, the number of people living in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia and New York would have to increase 10 times — from 1.5 million in Philadelphia, for example, to 15 million — to yield a 25% reduction in CO2.

Read More At Investor's Business Daily…

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sitting on Our Hands

by Shona Darress

For the past week or so we have been watching what has been happening in Kiev in Ukraine and in the last few days, watching in despair as so many of the brave demonstrators died. We are also seeing much the same thing happening in Venezuela. In the past year we have seen this happen in several other countries as the people of those countries rose up and threw out their corrupt and tyrannical governments. So this evening we were watching 'Braveheart' and saw how the Scots rose up against the English for their freedom. I was sitting there and wondering why all these other countries are rising up against their tyrannical governments and we in this country are blithely sitting on our hands doing nothing while this country slides rapidly into tyranny.

Why don't the people rise up like they have done in other countries? Then it hit me, the people of those other countries have had a taste of freedom and they know what tyranny is. The people of this country have never known anything but freedom and they have no idea what tyranny is. How in the world do we wake the average Joe up to what is happening here when they have been so spoiled by freedom that they no longer have any idea what tyranny is like?

Americans are so complacent and take their freedoms for granted and just cannot believe that they are on the cusp of loosing them for good.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Stuart News is joining with the lying environmental extremists.

On February 13, the Stuart News published an editorial column excoriating our state Attorney General for taking action in a federal case (American Farm Bureau Federation v. EPA) involving federal regulation of waterways. If that were not enough, the editor couched their opposition in such colorful terms that their opinion piece took on the nature of a personal attack. Accusing Attorney General Pam Bondi of “supporting the polluters,” and invoking the image of some unsubstantiated photograph of a single diseased fish supposedly caught in “local waters,” the column slanders Ms. Bondi and distorts the actions of the Attorneys General who are battling against the federal juggernaut of overreach and usurpation of rights.

Where did this lie originate? Local environmental extremist lawyer Ginny Sherlock would have you believe that this case is merely one of concerned citizens against the big, bad industrialists who are intentionally causing damage to public resources without regard to state and federal protections of waterways. She is broadcasting to her email “network” (apparently including the editors of the Stuart News) her complaint against Bondi using similar inflammatory language and urging her compatriots to contact the state authorities against Bondi’s official duties, demanding that Bondi “stop using my money to fight for out-of-state polluters.”

Sherlock’s offensive attack can not be misinterpreted, so please bear with this reproduction of her broadcast email:

Date: February 13, 2014 at 16:14:01 EST
To: Littman Sherlock & Heims <LSHLaw@bellsouth.net>
Cc: Littman Sherlock & Heims <LSHLaw@bellsouth.net>
Subject: Urge Bondi to stop supporting polluters

Here is the e-mail complaint I filed with Attorney General Pam Bondi today (I identified the subject as "Stop Supporting Polluters" and the Company against whom the complaint was filed as Attorney General Pam Bondi):

Why is Attorney General Bondi spending my tax dollars to intervene in an appeal of a lower court's ruling supporting a regional plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay? 

I object to Attorney General Bondi siding with polluters, especially when our own Indian River Lagoon is suffering increasing damage from fertilizer and agricultural runoff like that which plagues Chesapeake Bay.

Attorney General Bondi is fighting AGAINST, not for the citizens of Floria[sic] by siding with polluters.  Florida citizens are not able to take advantage of programs that provide foreclosure relief or medical care because of incompetence and corruption in our own government here in Florida.

Attorney General Bondi, stop using my money to fight for out-of-state polluters.  Pay attention to the very real problems Floridians face as a result of your failure to ensure that citizens of our state get the help they need from federal and state programs.

Ginny Sherlock

While it’s difficult to determine which is the chicken and which is the egg, this type of team bullying has been going on toward our public officials for decades, and they have so far been unchecked. The only voices that our Commissioners and other elected officials have heard for twenty-five years are those who have organized under the flag of George Soros, Al Gore, David Rockefeller, and Maurice Strong. So far, they have succeeded in getting our “representatives” to spend our money to get their way. Only now are Commissioners hearing from citizens who are shocked at the lies and subterfuge used by extremists to run roughshod over your property rights.

Such was the case recently (Feb. 04) when the American Citizens for Property Rights (http://www.ac4pr.org/) and friends appeared to petition the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners to reconsider their support for the Seven50 Plan for Prosperity from the Southeast Florida Regional Partnership. There the Commissioners saw for the first time in their tenure that ordinary citizens (voters) were indeed concerned about property rights as much as they were concerned for the potential for environmental damage. The speakers, one after the other, demanded that the Commissioners examine the evidence presented by the regional “planners” before making a decision that impacts your property rights and the expenditure of public funds. Perhaps the Commissioners did not understand that this was actual “pushback” against the usual tirade of environmental extremism they have endured for decades. Such folly. It seems that the Board has now been populated by the very people who issued these tirades for many years.

Friday, February 14, 2014

CSPOA JAN 2014 RESOLUTION #tcot

CSPOA

The following was drafted at a meeting of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) on Jan 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada and approved by the members present.  We encourage all sheriffs, peace officers and those in public office to sign with us. We also welcome the signatures of all other U.S. citizens.

To add your name, download a printable version, print it, sign it, scan it and submit it here.


Resolution
Of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association

Pursuant to the powers and duties bestowed upon us by our citizens, the undersigned do hereby resolve that any Federal officer, agent, or employee, regardless of supposed congressional authorization, is required to obey and observe limitations consisting of the enumerated powers as detailed within Article 1 Section 8 of the U S Constitution and the Bill Of Rights.