Trip to Dallas for Restoring Love event 2012 July 28.
Monday, July 30, 2012
New focus on 'global warming,' poverty, 'injustice,' bolstering U.N.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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
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?
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
the conservative conscience of the Republican PartyMay 22, 2012 by Doug Parris [Washington State]
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!
|A letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops|
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
15 July 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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.
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
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.
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.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
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.
by KrisAnne Hall – SOURCE - June 30, 2012
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Martin 9/12 TeaParty Committee
Interview Committee Results
U.S. House of Representatives
Col. Allen West (ret.)
U.S. House of Representatives
Florida State House of Representatives
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
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.|
|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.|