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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Opinion: Export-Import Bank must go

VERONIQUE DE RUGY
GUEST COLUMNIST: COMMENTARY
30 Apr 2015 | page A9 | The Stuart News
Have you noticed that everyone in the top tier of Republican presidential candidates — Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush — has gone on record against a small New Dealera crony agency called the Export-Import Bank of the United States? In fact, Rubio recently came out with all guns blazing against the bank, arguing that it picks winners and losers and shouldn’t be reauthorized once its charter expires June 30. Maybe their commitment to end Ex-Im cronyism and corruption will rub off on their colleagues.
There are several reasons one might want to let the bank expire. First, the Ex-Im Bank exemplifies the kind of government program that benefits well-connected companies by harming unseen victims. Over 60 percent of its activities benefit 10 large and politically connected companies — including Boeing, General Electric and Caterpillar.
Ex-Im credit subsidies have the economic effect of redistributing jobs and prosperity away from the 98 percent of unsubsidized firms, employers and workers and toward large corporations that do not lack for financing opportunities. This means that the bank does not actually increase the net dollar amount of exports. [Read the rest...]

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A little socialism?

The recent members meeting of the Martin 9/12 Tea Party Committee was enhanced by the presence of one of our occasional attendees, an émigré from one of the eastern European (former) Soviet Block countries. Once again we were reminded of the enduring passion with which these solidly patriotic Americans warn us of the wrongheadedness of tolerating socialist policies in our lives. Not just in politics, but in religion. Richardwurmbrand2.jpg

No one has better articulated the inevitable misery awaiting those who accept the notion that, "a little socialism" can be tolerated on our way to a better life, than the Reverend Richard Wurmbrand. Pastor Wurmbrand described the rationalization that ensued shortly after WWII when communists came into control of the government in Romania (or Rumania). All of the twisted logic we see now justifying socialist and anti-religious policy was employed back then as well. 

Pastor Wurmbrand relates to a U.S. Senate Committee in 1966 his astonishment as his fellow pastors accepted the new (1945) communist/socialist rule as an accommodation so that they could continue to tend their flock under a "benign" government watch. He was the only one to object to the new arrangement and was quickly singled out for detention and torture. But he also noted that he met his fellow church leaders much later in the same detention, undergoing the same torture (but with a much more encumbered conscience).

But as bad as the torture was, he states emphatically that, "The worst thing has been the corruption of religion." His observation was that many of the church leaders had been replaced with agents of the communist regimes.

The original reference to the government archive for this testimony has been erased, but you can find the transcript linked below to the site of the Christian Science Monitor (and our server).

Please read the testimony of Rev. Richard Wurmbrand before the U.S. Senate, Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws, of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington D.C. on Friday, May 6, 1966.

Christian Monitor - Testimony of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand

Download the document here (29 pages):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/26494838/TESTIMONY%20OF%20REV%20Wurmbrand.pdf

JJM
Martin 9/12 Committee

Friday, April 10, 2015

IMMIGRATION ACTIVISTS TO TRAIN ‘COMMUNITY NAVIGATORS’ IN EXEC. AMNESTY: ‘PATH TO POWER’

IMMIGRATION ACTIVISTS TO TRAIN ‘COMMUNITY NAVIGATORS’ IN EXEC. AMNESTY: ‘PATH TO POWER’

by CAROLINE MAY9 Apr 2015 

A series of powerpoint presentations from the Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation sheds some light on how groups supportive of President Obama’s executive amnesty are strategizing to get people to sign up and defend the president’s actions.

“Once the applications are out, the best defense of the programs will be huge number of applications for [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] and [Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents],” reads one of the powerpoint slide.

The powerpoints are part of a curriculum for what the coalition of immigration activists calls community navigators to help prepare people up for executive amnesty.

Read the story at Breitbart.com...

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SOURCE: http://agenda21news.com/ 

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