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Monday, July 30, 2012

Restoring Love Dallas 2012

Trip to Dallas for Restoring Love event 2012 July 28.

Day of Service Dallas 2012

WND EXCLUSIVE: OBAMA TO TRANSFORM U.S. MILITARY INTO SOCIAL WORKERS

New focus on 'global warming,' poverty, 'injustice,' bolstering U.N.

Progressive organizations behind White House policy have crafted specific, second-term plans for President Obama to transform the U.S. Armed Forces into a social work-style organization designed to combat “global warming,” fight global poverty, remedy “injustice,” bolster the United Nations and increase “peacekeeping” forces worldwide.
The groups, already instrumental in influencing Obama’s first-term defense agenda, call for massive, second-term slashes to the military budget. The savings are to be used to invest in “sustainable energy” and in fighting worldwide climate change.
The schemes, and many more, are documented in the soon-to-be-released book “Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed.”
The book, by New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott, uncovers the template for Obama’s next four years – the actual, extensive plans created by Obama’s own top advisers and progressive strategists.
Who needs a standing army?
“Fool Me Twice” documents how the major leagues of progressive groups with deep ties to the Obama administration got together to produce a comprehensive, 96-page report with specific recommendations for how Obama should reform the U.S. military during his second term in office.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hostile Takeover #tcot


What the Party Can and Can Not Do (A Football Analogy)


May 16, 2012 - In my role as the Chairman of the Natrona County Republican Party (NCRP), I am frequently asked “What are you going to do about all the RINOs in the party?”  Conversely I’m asked to not let in any more “tea partiers.”
     Over the course of this letter I will put those questions into context and give you a clear picture of what an American political party, or at least the NCRP, is, what it does, how it does it and what it doesn’t do.  The short answer to both questions is “That’s not the Party’s job.”  What follows is the long answer, along with the answer to “Well, then, whose job is it?”
    In my undergraduate days I studied the history of the Soviet Union, the most consequential and largest attempt in its day at applied socialism, otherwise known as communism.  I was intrigued to learn that the Soviets had a constitution much like our own, and even could be considered a form of democracy.  Go figure!  But one of the key differences between the US and Soviet political structures was that theirs was a one-party system, and ours a multi-party, albeit in practice just a two-party, system.  
     In a one party system, the party runs the government.  The Communist Party had the power to decide which individuals would be the “candidates” and whether or not individual citizens were sufficiently orthodox and “toeing the party line.”  Not so in the US, where the parties compete with each other for the right to handle the reins of government.  The opposition party is always there to temper what the other one wants to do, for better and for worse.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Message from Senator Marco Rubio 20 July 2012

Dear James,
You have previously contacted my office regarding your thoughts on ObamaCare.  I'd like to take this opportunity to inform you of recent developments in regard to the law as a result of the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States.
As you know, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), known as ObamaCare, was passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress in March 2010 and was later amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-152).  This legislation changes virtually every aspect of health care insurance and delivery in an effort to create a government-run, single-payer health care system.  ObamaCare contains many provisions that are set to take place in the coming years, including individual and employer mandates, the expansion of Medicaid, and the establishment of health insurance exchanges. However, some provisions have already taken effect, including high-risk pools and coverage mandates for insurance companies. 
Following passage of the law, several entities challenged the constitutionality of certain provisions of ObamaCare, mainly the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion.  On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court issued a decision in one such case, the National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. 
Four questions were being considered in this case: 1) Is the individual mandate contained in ObamaCare constitutional? 2) If the individual mandate is not constitutional, how does this affect the rest of the law? 3) Is the Medicaid expansion mandated by ObamaCare constitutional? And 4) Can the Supreme Court lawfully rule on ObamaCare at the present time under the consideration of the Anti-Injunction Act?
The Supreme Court ruled that ObamaCare is constitutional because the individual mandate is indeed a tax, and that the federal government cannot withhold Medicaid funding from states if they refuse to adopt the Medicaid expansion provisions contained in ObamaCare.  All other provisions of ObamaCare remained intact as a result of the Supreme Court ruling. 
It is important to recognize that even though the Supreme Court has ruled favorably on the constitutionality of ObamaCare, this does not make it a good policy.  ObamaCare creates $800 million in new taxes, will drive up insurance premiums, and will jeopardize the ability of millions of Americans to keep the insurance coverage of their choice.  Furthermore, individuals not in compliance with the new regulations will be subject to a new tax from the Internal Revenue Service.  ObamaCare remains a job-killing, disastrous economic policy that ultimately hurts all Americans. 
I remain committed to fully repealing ObamaCare.  Americans are in need of health care reform that will promote a vibrant private market where they are free to buy health insurance to fit their individual needs at affordable prices. We must replace ObamaCare with legislation that offers a clear health care alternative to promote competition, combat fraud, utilize new technology, restore control of health policy to the states, and ultimately empower individuals to control their own health care choices.  I will continue to be a proponent of simple and constructive ideas to make health care both more affordable and accessible, and I am confident that with the help of my colleagues in the Senate, we will implement common sense reforms to achieve a solution that will better serve all Americans. 
Again, thank you for previously sharing your thoughts about ObamaCare with me.  I promise to stand up for Floridians and Americans who are suffering as a result of health care costs, and I look forward to hearing any views or input you wish to share in the future.
  
Sincerely,
Marco Rubio

The Chickens of Globalization Come Home to Roost #tcot

By Patrick J. Buchanan - 20 July 2012

Mitt Romney is today the beneficiary of some desperate counsel from alarmed Republicans on how to escape the snare in which he has found himself.

Democrats are charging that Mitt was still chairman and CEO of Bain Capital between 1999 and 2002, when the company was advising some of America’s premier outsourcers.

The facts are in dispute. But the evidence seems on the side of the Romney camp — that Mitt did not run Bain after he went off to fix the Salt Lake City Olympics. Yet the matter raises a larger question.

What has the Republican Party got against outsourcing?

Does not the party establishment preach the gospel of free trade?

Did not the Republican Party come to the rescue of NAFTA and GATT when Bill Clinton cried for help in fighting off the wicked protectionists?

Did not the GOP foreign and economic policy elite endorse entry into a World Trade Organization where we have no veto and one vote?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The 2012 GOP Credentials Committee: Traitors, Cheaters, Predators, Clowns

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May 22, 2012 by Doug Parris [Washington State]GOPsplit
Returning from Washington State Republican Party Credentials Committee Meeting in Moses Lake, I could no longer escape the conclusion. The GOP presidential nomination was predetermined. By Republican insiders, much as it was for John McCain.
The cheating IN the Washington State GOP convention credentials committee that convened at Moses Lake replicated much of the cheating they were supposed to be adjudicating. Slander, suppression of speech, and illegal procedures were dominant.
The State GOP, at the direction of Kirby Wilbur, has been acting on behalf of the Romney campaign to protect it from the corrective operation of rules, grossly manipulating the process and we will give it to you line-by-line.
I believe that it would take a miracle, now, to change the outcome. Despite the fact that I do not cease to work for that miracle, I will now begin to report on the lemming-like determination of Party insiders to seek their own destruction.

Support Respect for Rights of Conscience Act

Last August, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a list of “preventive services for women” to be mandated in almost all private health plans under the new health care law. This will include sterilization, all FDA-approved birth control (such as the IUD, Depo-Provera, ‘morning-after’ pills, and the abortion-inducing drug Ella), and “education and counseling” to promote these to all “women of reproductive capacity.” HHS’s rule allows only a very narrow exemption for a “religious employer.” Religious organizations providing education, health care and charitable services to all in need cannot qualify for the exemption. On February 10, despite a storm of protest, President Obama adopted this policy as a final rule “without change” (Federal Register, 2/15/12, 8725). Religious organizations that cannot qualify for the exemption will have an extra year to comply; but before the end of that period, an additional rule will be issued to make sure that their employees receive the mandated coverage despite the employer’s objection.

In a March 21 notice proposing additional rulemaking, the Administration suggests various ways the new mandate can be applied to religious organizations. The fundamental legal and moral concerns about government intrusion into religious ministries are not addressed. Whatever funding and administrative mechanisms are ultimately chosen, many deeply religious institutions that serve the common good will be forbidden to provide their own employees or students with health coverage consistent with their values. The time for public comments concluded June 19. For the comments to HHS by the U.S. bishops, see: nchla.org/datasource/idocuments/USCCB-ANPRM5.15.12.pdf.

For a general helpful fact sheet, “Twelve Things Everyone Should Know About the ‘Contraceptive Mandate,’” see: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/conscience-protection/upload/Twelve-Things-Everyone-Should-Know-About-the-Contraceptive-Mandate.pdf.

The Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (H.R. 1179, S. 1467) will ensure that those who participate in the health care system “retain the right to provide, purchase, or enroll in health coverage that is consistent with their religious beliefs and moral convictions.” On March 1, the Senate voted, 51-yes, 48-no, to table this bill when it was presented as Senate Amendment 1520 to the Transportation Authorization Bill. As Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), the amendment’s sponsor, stated: “This fight is not over.” Continue to urge your Representatives and Senators to support and pass this bill.

For more information on religious liberty and conscience rights, see: www.usccb.org/conscience.

ACTION: Contact your U.S. Representative and two Senators by e-mail, phone, or FAX letter:

  • Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at: 202-224-3121, or call your Members’ local offices.
  • To send an e-mail through NCHLA’s Grassroots Action Center Click Here.
  • Additional contact info can be found on Members’ web sites at: www.senate.gov and www.house.gov.

 

MESSAGE: “Please support and work for passage of the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (H.R. 1179, S. 1467). This measure will ensure that the religious liberty and conscience rights of all participants in our nation’s health care system are respected. The Administration’s decision to mandate coverage of sterilization and contraceptives, including drugs that can cause an abortion, makes passage of this bill especially urgent.”

WHEN: Please act today! Thanks!

Updated 6/20/12

Religious Liberty Update - After the Fortnight for Freedom

A letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Dear Friends:
 
This is just the beginning.
 
While the Fortnight for Freedom has come to a close, our efforts to save our religious freedom continue.
 
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your help and support in this critical effort. The Fortnight was a tremendous success, as demonstrated by an outpouring of support from Catholics across the country showing up to pray, study, and take action. And many of you took the time to connect with our efforts by texting FREEDOM to 377377.
 
On the Fourth of July, I had the pleasure along with Cardinal Wuerl and Archbishop Chaput to participate in a Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in our nation’s capital. The Basilica was completely packed with the faithful from across the country who decided to spend this Fourth of July reflecting on our most cherished freedom – the right to live out our faith. Archbishop Chaput gave a magnificent homily on the importance of religious liberty, and it was an inspiring and hopeful event to close out the Fortnight for Freedom.
 
At the end of the Mass, I asked folks to get involved by signing up for our nationwide text messaging campaign. You can view my announcement here:
 
 
In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to keep you updated about continued threats to religious freedom and offer ways you can help. Only through a sustained and conscientious effort will we be successful.
 
Many of you have asked to see photos from the Fortnight from around the country, and we have compiled an image gallery here:   http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/fortnight-freedom-images.cfm
 
Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do in this effort.
 
Most Reverend William E. Lori
Archbishop of Baltimore
Chairman, USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty

Sunday, July 15, 2012

“BE A VOICE FOR LIFE” SUNDAY

Today is

“BE A VOICE FOR LIFE” SUNDAY

Today is the day to consider your Catholic responsibility in being good and engaged citizens. You are invited to register for a state-wide Catholic Legislative Network, established by the Bishops of Florida. By joining this network we can develop a strong, clear, moral voice for life and the common good in our state. If you register, you will receive periodic E-mail Action Alerts asking you to e-mail legislative representatives. If a legislative representative receives 10 or 20 emails, little attention would probably be given. But if that same person receives 1,000 or 10,000 or 100,000 e-mails, imagine the impact we will have!  If you register we hope that you will be faithful in responding to the Action Alerts.  You can register online at www.flacathconf.org or by using one of the postcards found at the church doors.


15 July 2012

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Six Florida Legislators Back Americans For Prosperity Five-Point 'Solutions' #tcot

By: JIM TURNER | Posted: July 11, 2012

The conservative group Americans For Prosperity-Florida has landed six current legislators to sign on to their new five-point “solutions” for the state as they released a list of 39 congressional, state and county candidates that have backed the plan.

READ the Sunshine State News…


Big Business Privilege is Poisoning American Free Enterprise #tcot

By CHQ Staff | 7/11/12

The Tea Party rebellion is about many things – Obamacare, the failure of the establishment Republican Party to deliver the conservative government it promised during the Bush years... But perhaps most importantly, it is a rebellion against the culture of privilege which now poisons American politics and business.

Nowhere was the pernicious effect of this culture of privilege more poisonous – and obvious – than in the Wall Street/Washington Axis that led the lobbying effort behind the bailouts of 2008 and 2009.

In the name of preventing a meltdown of the economy, politicians began picking winners and losers in the market and trillions of taxpayer dollars were spent to bailout banks, brokerage houses and automobile companies -- and to subsidize others to create “green” jobs or pursue other non-economic political goals.

As a result, the favored companies prospered, while those with less influence foundered and were acquired by those with better balance sheets, and better lobbyists.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

DC Consultants Stealing the Soul of the GOP #tcot

By Richard A. Viguerie | 7/9/12

It says a lot about the caliber of advice Mitt Romney is getting that in the midst of the worst economy since the Great Depression of the 1930s, he can do no better than tie President Barack Obama in most national polls.

The same goes for Republican congressional candidates -- especially those for the Senate -- which under the leadership of Democrat Harry Reid hasn’t passed a budget in over three years.

A big part of the problem is, in a word, consultants. Especially the small coterie of Washington, DC based insiders that have come to dominate Republican political strategy and ad making over the past decade.

To most of these highly paid political “strategists,” the campaigns of Ronald Reagan are a grade school memory. Growing-up in the rarified atmosphere of Capitol Hill, where most of them got their start in politics, they know only one way of winning: raise a lot of money from special interests and buy a lot of negative ads on TV... and earn themselves millions in ad placement commissions in the process.

And most importantly, don’t run as a conservative or take any socially conservative positions that might be at odds with those of the urban elites who dominate the mainstream media.

READ MORE AT CHQ…


Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Hill: Compromise 2012 farm bill plows rift into House Dem lawmakers #tcot

By Erik Wasson and Mike Lillis - 07/08/12 TheHill_logo

Liberal Democrats are fuming over $16 billion in cuts to food stamp programs included in the House farm bill set for a markup on Wednesday.

Rep. Collin Peterson (Minn.), the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, agreed to the cuts as a pragmatic way of moving forward with legislation important to rural lawmakers.

In an interview with The Hill, he said much of the cuts would be restored in a conference with the Senate.

Yet the move has led to anger on the left, while raising questions over whether the farm bill can pass the House given opposition among Republican and Democratic lawmakers.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (Conn.) issued a scathing statement after the bill’s release that called it immoral and inhumane.

“This bill increases subsidies to millionaires. This is a bill that robs the poor to pay the rich,” she told the Hill Friday. “This bill is an outrage.”

DeLauro said she is urging Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders to oppose the bill.

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Justice Roberts Gives Some Good Advice #tcot #tppatriots

by KrisAnne Hall – SOURCE  - June 30, 2012 KrisAnne_logo

In their ruling of the Arizona Immigration laws, the Supreme Court declared the“discretion of the federal agents” to be sovereign over the states. In the ruling on the Affordable Healthcare Act, the Supreme Court declared the federal government to be sovereign over the citizens. These rulings have served a nearly fatal blow to the 9th and 10th Amendments of the Constitution. Now, more so than ever, or at least since 1830, the citizens of this nation must stand together in defense of the Constitution, as the ultimate protectors of our God given rights.

Our founders did not make the federal government sovereign over the people or the states. The 9th Amendment makes it perfectly clear that all rights belong to the people, enumerated or not. The 10thAmendment makes it clear that aside from the power “delegated” to the federal government, EVERYTHING ELSE belongs to the people through their states. And the Federal government was only delegated very limited powers. James Madison said those powers were limited primarily to external objects and named them specifically as war, peace, foreign commerce and negotiations. What that means for us, is that the federal government has no business what so ever in our health care, or in our businesses, our schools, or any other aspect of daily life, whatsoever!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Perspectives Of A Russian Immigrant #tcot

Part 1
The Perspective Of A Russian Immigrant 

When I came to America in 1980 and experienced life in this country, I thought it was fortunate that those living in the USSR did not know how unfortunate they were.

Now in 2009, I realize how unfortunate it is that many Americans do not understand how fortunate they are. They vote to give government more and more power without understanding the consequences.

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Part 2
Perspective Of A Russian Immigrant (No.2)

USSR, 1959: I am a "young pioneer" in school. History classes remind us that there is a higher authority than their parents and teachers: the leaders of the Communist Party.

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Part 3
Perspective Of A Russian Immigrant (No. 3)

USSR, 1959: Whenever I speak about my experiences living in the USSR, my American friends respond that such things can never happen in a democracy like the United States.

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About Svetlana Kunin

Svetlana Kunin, an IBD subscriber and retired software developer, lived in the Soviet Union until 1980 and now lives in Connecticut. In the Soviet Union, she was a civil engineer.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Republican Party Primary 14 August 2012

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2012 Republican Party Primary
14 August 2012

The Martin 9/12 TeaParty Committee is supporting the following campaigns in the primary election. Those candidates who have demonstrated their steadfast commitment to the values and principles of the grassroots movements identified under the Tea Party and “9/12” banners are featured ☆ for endorsement.
U.S. House of Representatives
District 18
Col. Allen West (ret.)
U.S. House of Representatives
District 19
Byron Donalds
Florida State House of Representatives
District 82
MaryLynn Magar
Florida State House of Representatives District 83
Gayle Bauer Harrell
Martin County Sheriff
John “Ski” Pietruszewski
The essence of the tea party and 9/12 movements is an abiding interest in promoting the values and principles that made our nation great and which have been sorely missing among politicians in recent years. These selections may appear “politically naive” to those who do not subscribe to our grassroots orientation. We would rather lose than promote a candidate who does not honor the office.
The remaining local races are covered in our website Candidate Page HERE.
FEATURED CHOICE FOR FLORIDA STATE REPRESENTATIVE - District 82
image Our present State Committewoman, MaryLynn Magar, who has been representing Martin County as a consistent, reliably conservative voice, will be leaving that position to run for State House of Representatives in District 82. We fully support her bid for the State House. We trust that her campaign will attract attention and support from traditional sources, as well.
We must now elect a successor who will honor the legacy established by MaryLynn and continue to represent Martin County in a conservative, family- and business-oriented way. If that is the type of representation that fits your needs, we can help.
FEATURED CHOICE FOR REPUBLICAN PARTY STATE COMMITTEEWOMAN
The Martin 9/12 TeaParty Committee has been researching candidates for local office for the past three years. We have interviewed dozens of candidates in numerous races. We have not, however, presented a member of our group as a candidate for any office - until now. Election laws and Party regulations restrict the kind of communications we can engage in for any candidate, but nothing prevents us from letting you know that there is one candidate for Republican Party State Committeewoman (unpaid party office) who will continue in the conservative legacy of MaryLynn Magar.
Florida-born and raised, Mona Leonard has been an activist for conservative, family values for many years. Employed locally as a respiratory therapist, Mona took the time to assist in developing the MCREC 2012 Party Platform. This is the only Republican Party platform in the state of Florida and serves as a model for other counties' platform development.
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The Martin 9/12 TeaParty Committee asks you to keep Mona Leonard in mind when you go to the polls or send in your absentee ballot for the Republican Primary Election. The Martin County REC has been a stalwart conservative influence in the affairs of The Republican Party of Florida and Mona Leonard will continue that effort as the new State Committeewoman from Martin County.
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