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Monday, April 30, 2012


25-year veteran journalist says only Obama administration this closed

The Obama administration, already criticized for a lack of transparency and evenhandedness with the press, today reached a new milestone when, with a terse accusation of lack of “professional courtesy and respect,” the U.S. United Nations mission refused without explanation a request for WND’s veteran U.N. reporter to attend a government event.

The event: A meeting with U.N. correspondents marking the end of the month-long tenure of U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice as chief of the Security Council. The WND reporter: Stewart Stogel, a 25-year U.N. correspondent who has also worked for ABC News, NBC News and been featured in many other news outlets including Time and Newsweek.

Stogel requested permission to attend the event by asking Mark Kornblau, director of communications and spokesman for the United States Mission to the United Nations.

“Would appreciate the opportunity to attend Rice’s press reception as her Security Council presidency ends for April,” he wrote to Kornblau.

“When you start treating our Mission with professional courtesy and respect, we will be happy to reciprocate,” was Kornblau’s entire response.

Stogel asked for a further explanation but received none.


Lamb: Agenda 21’s Role in America’s Financial Breakdown – #tppatriots

By Henry Lamb April 30, 2012

For more than 20 years, now, the most powerful word in advertising has been “sustainable.” This term sells everything from toilet paper to spark plugs. This same term is even more powerful when applied to public policies such as: “sustainable” energy; transportation; agriculture; development; housing, and almost every other policy considered by government. When the term “sustainable” is used to sell a product, the product will be more expensive and less efficient than it has to be. When the term “sustainable” is used to sell a public policy, the policy will not only be more expensive and less efficient, it will be controlled by the government, and it will ultimately fail.

Before 1990, the term “sustainable” was rarely heard. Today, the term saturates all media every day. Everyone knows the term; few people know what sustainable development is, or the effect it is having on communities, or the ultimate goal of its proponents, or how it gets into public policy.

Agenda 21 is a document adopted by 179 nations at the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. Its 40 chapters contain specific recommendations, which, when adopted and implemented by governments, will result in sustainable development, according to its proponents. Since 1993, the federal government has been promoting and funding the implementation of Agenda 21 recommendations throughout the country.

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Rep. West: Obama aiming 'tax weapons of mass destruction' at Americans - #tcot

By Pete Kasperowicz - 04/25/12

Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Wednesday evening likened President Obama's preference for higher tax rates to "tax weapons of mass destruction" that Obama is aiming straight at Middle Americans.

"Although he has never served our country in uniform, or risked his life to defend its freedoms and liberties on distant shores, it seems President Obama understands a thing or two about weaponry," West said on the House floor. "But in the president's case … the current weapon of choice is tax policy, and the enemies are small businesses, investors, entrepreneurs and corporations, who seemingly are deemed undesirable.

"President Obama seems determined to punish and wipe out economic success in this country, leveling tax weapons of mass destruction on all taxpayers."

West said Obama favors the expiration of tax cuts on marginal rates, as well as reducing estate tax exemptions and increasing taxes on capital gains and dividends.

"Next year, unless changes are made to the tax code, America will be bombarded with the heavy artillery of the largest tax increase in the nation's history, causing massive economic injury and destruction," West said.


City Braces for New Protest #tcot


New York City police and financial institutions are bracing themselves for a citywide protest Tuesday that many see as a test of whether Occupy Wall Street's strength and popular appeal will reignite after a dormant winter.wsj_print

Occupy organizers say they plan to "shut the city down" with pickets throughout Midtown and a union-backed march that is expected to draw thousands. But the group's ambition comes with a risk: a fizzled event could signal the end of its ability to draw mainstream support.

The loosely organized group has called for a popular strike, a goal that isn't supported by its allies in labor, which must comply with a host of laws and internal rules governing walkouts. New York unions have marched for the past several years on May Day.

"What happens is anyone's guess," said Occupy organizer Drew Hornbain, 25 years old. He said many insiders are galvanized by a popular perception that "Occupy has been a series of failures."

"The movement is operating under a start-up model: fail quickly and iterate often," Mr. Hornbain said.

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Pat Buchanan challenges senator's interventionist foreign policy


Among the GOP victories in 2010, none was sweeter than that of Marco Rubio.

The charismatic young Cuban-American challenged Gov. Charlie Crist in a Senate primary, ran him out of the party and swept to victory by 19 points in a three-way race.

Among those mentioned as running mates for Mitt Romney, it is Rubio who generates the most excitement. That he is young, Hispanic and conservative, and his place on the ticket might secure Florida, are the cards he brings to the table.

So it was a surprise this week to see Rubio being chaperoned over to the Brookings Institution by Sen. Joe Lieberman to take final vows as the newest neoconservative.

John Quincy Adams’ declaration that America goes not “abroad in search of monsters to destroy,” says Rubio, is an idea that he rejects.

A wiser guide, said the senator, is Bob Kagan, Barack Obama’s favorite neocon, who calls it a myth that America is in decline and who urges a more robust and interventionist foreign policy.

Rubio says that on arrival in the Senate, he was astonished to find conservative colleagues advocating “withdrawal from Afghanistan and staying out of Libya.”

READ the entire article on WND Commentary.

Read a transcript of Rubio’s address to the Brookings Institute HERE.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Training: Their Target is the Tea Party #tcot

By: AJ

Hundreds of OWS training workshops took place this month throughout the country, in all 50 states, including small rural areas. Inside one of the training workshops, attendees report that OWS is “specifically instructed to go to any and all Tea Party gatherings, rallies, etc., to be confrontational and create havoc and disruption.”

They are being trained to recruit and enlarge their numbers in their assigned geographic locations, to use the correct messaging, to incite any opponents, engage in confrontation, employ tactics to evade police blockades and create gridlock.

OWS workshops are extremely organized and clearly well funded. Each workshop had a trainer, DVD’s, handouts and a training manual.

OWS has deep pockets and they will be providing food, water, entertainment and more… just as we saw last Fall with the gourmet meals, tents, hotel rooms and printing presses for their newspapers.

OWS is not a grassroots movement, as demonstrated by the training, resources and coordination at their workshops. OWS is orchestrated and organized by George Soros’ MoveOn.org and Media Matters, Van Jones, Steve Lerner, Francis Fox-Piven, Barack Obama, Union leaders (e.g. SEIU, AFL/CIO, UAW), Communist Party USA (CPUSA), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and other radical far-left anti-American organizations who are dedicated to the destruction of our free market system and the overthrow of our Constitutional form of government.


Monday, April 23, 2012


Mon, 04/23/2012 - 12:57am — AmericanPatriot

It was not coincidental that the first Earth Day was on the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin.  There are no real coincidences when it comes to Socialism.

The Left was looking for a way to continue its attack on Capitalism if the Vietnam War were to end.  Forty-two years ago, some of the Earth Day supporters made their wild assertions,

“I’m scared,” Paul Ehrlich wrote in the 1970 Earth Day issue of Look. “I have a 14-year-old daughter whom I love very much. I know a lot of young people, and their world is being destroyed.

“My world is being destroyed. I’m 37 and I’d kind of like to live to be 67 in a reasonably pleasant world, and not die in some kind of holocaust in the next decade.”

Lord willing and the creek doesn’t rise, Ehrlich will turn 78 [80 in 2012] next month.

“We have about five more years at the outside to do something,” ecologist Kenneth Watt said at Swarthmore College in 1970.

Well, we must have done something right. We’re still here.

Maybe it was the leisure suits that saved us. That makes about as much sense as anything else.

“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation,” wrote Washington University biologist Barry Commoner for a 1970 Earth Day issue of “Environment,” a scientific journal.

He did not put an end date to his prediction. But Ehrlich did.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

IRS Harassment of Tea Party Groups

IRS Harassment of Tea Party Groups
Remarks by Congressman Tom McClintock

House Chamber, Washington D.C.
April 17, 2012

Mr. Speaker:

A defining aspect of the American tradition is that groups of citizens band together for a wide variety of civic purposes.  They recruit volunteers, raise funds and spend those funds to promote whatever project or cause brings them together.

For more than a century, our tax laws have recognized that such voluntary associations – non-profits, we call them today – should not be taxed, because their proceeds are devoted entirely to improve our communities through education, advocacy, and civic action.  Section 501 of the Internal Revenue code recognizes them today, and civic groups like Move-on-dot-org, the League of Conservation Voters, the ACLU, the National Rifle Association and various taxpayer groups have always been included in this definition.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bishop Says Obama on Hitlerian Path

Cliff Kincaid  —   April 18, 2012

Comparing Obama to Hitler is something that the liberal/left used to blame on the Tea Party. However, posters and signs showing Obama with a Hitler moustache were inevitably traced to followers of Lyndon LaRouche. They sometimes tried to portray themselves as conservatives, but in reality LaRouche is a former Marxist who ran for president as a Democrat. They like to cause deliberate political confusion.

Now that an educated Catholic Bishop with knowledge of history and a commitment to religious freedom has made the comparison, however, the national media cannot decide on how to respond.

When I saw the headline, “Bishop Compares Obama Policies to Hitler, Stalin,” over an article on Newsmax.com, the conservative website, I thought at first it must be an error or exaggeration. Was a Catholic Bishop actually being this harsh? I have reported on the reaction of the Catholic Church to the Obama Administration’s birth control mandate affecting religious institutions. My local priest called it evil and demonic and has suggested the church will be persecuted and ministers jailed for resisting the federal onslaught. But comparing the President personally to Hitler and Stalin?

The Oval: "Imperial City" #tcot

Mandatory ‘Big Brother’ Black Boxes In All New Cars From 2015

Written on APRIL 18, 2012 by

Paul Joseph Watson

[Provision is part of controversial MAP-21 bill expected to pass House]

A bill already passed by the Senate and set to be rubber stamped by the House would make it mandatory for all new cars in the United States to be fitted with black box data recorders from 2015 onwards.

Section 31406 of Senate Bill 1813 (known as MAP-21), calls for “Mandatory Event Data Recorders” to be installed in all new automobiles and legislates for civil penalties to be imposed against individuals for failing to do so.

“Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall revise part 563 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, to require, beginning with model year 2015, that new passenger motor vehicles sold in the United States be equipped with an event data recorder that meets the requirements under that part,” states the bill.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


“Test of Fire“
Calling people of faith to uphold First Principles.

Catholics under attack


Why is The Pope packing the Cardinals with conservative bishops?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


By Cliff Kincaid
April 17, 2012
NewsWithViews.com    SOURCE

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer played the role of wise guy during a segment last Thursday on Rep. Allen West and communism. West “sounds like McCarthy,”Blitzer said, referring to his allegations of communists in Congress. The comment was designed to ridicule West, a combat veteran of the Iraq War and a man considered by many Republicans to be vice-presidential material. Blitzer urged West to issue a public apology.

But Blitzer is the one who should apologize, for he did not offer West’s comments in context. Blitzer also ignored clear and convincing evidence that the Communist Party USA, once funded by Moscow, regards the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Democratic Party as allies in the “struggle” for socialism in the U.S.

Welcome to Belgistan

Voter identification, immigration and voter fraud

St. Louis Immigration Examiner
Identification cards which allow citizens to vote in elections has been a topic of legislation in 34 states.The state of Missouri in 2012 requires acceptable forms of photo Identification to vote which are Driver's Licenses, state identification cards or licenses issued by another state, U.S. passports and military or College IDs.
The list also includes some forms that does not require a photo.These are local election authority voter registrations or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter.
According to some surveys there are many voting-age citizens in the country who do not have government issued photo identification.
Every state that has passed a voter Identification law has also ensured that individuals who do not have a photo ID can easily obtain one for free if they cannot afford one. In Missouri personal IDs are required to open a bank account,cash checks, use a credit/debit card, apply for food stamps or welfare, rent property, buy prescription drugs to boarding airlines. Many daily social tasks require positive identification including driving a vehicle.
Continue reading on Examiner.com 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

County officials in denial about Agenda 21

Kevin Eggers Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 12:00 am

On Jan. 17, I attended the Napa Republican Central Committee meeting. County Supervisor Bill Dodd was questioned by me and others about United Nations Agenda 21 sustainable development. Dodd was also shown the Republican National Committee “Resolution Exposing United Nations Agenda 21.”
During the questioning, Dodd made the ridiculous claim that Napa County’s sustainable development is different than United Nations Agenda 21 sustainable development (they are the same thing). Even more ridiculous, Dodd claimed he had not studied Agenda 21.

Read more: http://napavalleyregister.com/news/opinion/mailbag/county-officials-in-denial-about-agenda/article_4991bd2c-8514-11e1-a0a5-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz1s36sMQqW

“PC” power is not “sustainable” - #tcot

President Obama’s “all-inclusive” energy policy is anything but!
by MARY KAY BARTON | April 10, 2012
Source: CFACT
President Obama’s mantra du jour for his 2012 campaign speeches is “all-inclusive” energy. Any business touting this version of “all-inclusive” would be prosecuted for false advertising.
When the President says “all-inclusive,” he means politically correct (PC) “green” energy (wind, solar and bio-fuels), and nothing that actually provides reliable, affordable power – especially not hydrocarbons. Another PC buzzword – “sustainable” – is right out of the United Nation’s Agenda 21 Protocol and the President’s goal of “fundamentally transforming” America.
Increasing pain at the pump and plug underscore the reality that Mr. Obama’s energy policies are anything but all-inclusive, and his PC power is anything but sustainable – though they certainly are transforming our country. In fact, if the Keystone XL pipeline's oil were used to generate electricity, it would provide more energy than all existing US wind and solar installations combined.

Friday, April 13, 2012


By Cliff Kincaid
April 13, 2012

Rep. Allen West’s comments about alleged communists in Congress have led to what West calls “A lot of buzz and inaccurate reporting” in the media. Some reporters have nitpicked West on whether he has concrete proof of actual card-carrying members of the Communist Party USA in the Congress.

Politico called him a McCarthyite and actually quoted a spokesman for the Communist Party as saying that West didn’t know what he was talking about.

But the alternative media, led by www.rebelpundit.com, have been covering the story of how the international communist movement, responsible for about one hundred million dead, is very much alive and has collaborators in the U.S. Congress. Rebel Pundit is the work of Jeremy Segal, a disciple of the late Andrew Breitbart who produced the recent video of Rep. Danny K. Davis being honored by the People’s World at the Communist Party U.S.A.’s headquarters in Chicago for a lifetime of “inspiring leadership.”

Davis serves on the Homeland Security Committee where his subcommittee assignments are the Subcommittee on Transportation and the Subcommittee on Oversight. He is also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
When Segal started questioning the congressman outside the party headquarters, CPUSA members and a Davis handler wearing an Obama jacket tried to intervene to protect Davis from further questioning, with one person calling Segal “disgusting.” Segal protested, “Don’t touch me!”

But rather than highlight the case against Davis, who has represented the Chicago-area 7th Congressional District of Illinois since 1996, Chicago Tribune columnist and editorial writer Steve Chapman called West “an embarrassment to the party” for his anti-communist remarks and suggested that he be condemned or expelled from the GOP caucus in the House.

In a brief telephone interview, Chapman, who is labeled a “conservative” by the Townhall website, told AIM that he had never heard of or seen the Davis video, which was originally released through a Breitbart website on March 12. He said he would determine whether it is newsworthy if a link to the video was emailed to him. It has been done.

The Libertarian Party of Florida Opposes Agenda 21


By: Alice Joy
Tea Partiers are against it, Newt Gingrich warns against it, some Democrats are against it, and Republicans scream in horror about it. So, what is it? According to the U.N. website, Agenda 21 is “a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which humans impact on the environment.”
Agenda 21 is a document available on the website, that merely suggests and defines the ways in which nations can promote sustainable and eco-friendly practices. But wait, it also includes provisions for “protecting and promoting human health conditions”, “global action for women towards sustainable and equitable development”, “strengthening the role of workers and their trade unions”, and “national mechanisms and international cooperation for capacity-building in developing countries”.
On its very basis, it is a collectivist and big-world-government approach to curing the ills of the earth. In fact, 178 governments including the United States have adopted agenda 21, along with the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests.
It must be said, though, that Agenda 21 is a non-legally binding document, therefore, the actual document itself is not the cause of worry. The worry arrives when government, at any level, adopts an Agenda 21 provision and institutes it as a law. A U.N. manual is given to governments, called “The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide”, which guides states on how to implement their new communitarian vision for the future.
In the United States, there are many, many examples of how Agenda 21 has influenced our laws. First and foremost, in 1993 Bill Clinton signed an Executive Order which created the “President’s Council on Sustainable Development”. The purpose of the council was to make it easier to implement Agenda 21 recommendations throughout all levels of government. The EPA informs the council members, and the council members inform the president. Furthermore, the EPA proposes and gives grants to organizations and governments who implement Agenda 21.
For example: the federal government gave more than $5 million to the American Planning Association to produce a booklet called “Growing Smart: Legislative Guidebook”. This booklet provides a model for states, counties, and cities to legislate Agenda 21 provisions.
Of course, these laws have gotten out of hand. Provisions in the booklet include designating areas of the United States off-limits to human beings, meaning no development whatsoever. These designated areas turn out to be the majority of the U.S., while the designated “living areas” are represented as tiny dots across the map. Of course, there are no federal provisions on this yet, but the mindset, provided by guidebooks like “Growing Smart”, is slowly being implemented across the United States by local governments.
Sixteen states, including California, Arizona, Michigan, and Illinois have proposed and enacted legislation that is directly linked to the Growing Smart guidebook. Arizona passed a statewide land use reform called the “Growing Smarter Act”. In 2004 the Governor of Michigan issued two executive orders and signed 17 bills that encouraged regional planning and was also directly connected the guidebook.
All in all, Agenda 21 is central planning at its worst. It hides behind the guise of “local planning”, but in reality it is a top-down attempt to control human action. Much of the legislation that comes from Agenda 21 initiatives destroys property rights by forcing property owners to do as government says.
The Libertarian Party of Florida believes in upholding private property rights as a fundamental principle in a free society.

We believe that Agenda 21 is another step in the direction toward totalitarian governmental control. If you believe in property rights and limited government, join the LPF and help us fight against provisions like Agenda 21.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

If only they had listened in 1963 #tcot

Current Communist Goals
Thursday, January 10, 1963
Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.
At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Beck Begins His Series of Remedial Videos

Once a week, Beck speaks from his own Oval Office. 
Someone has to provide real leadership.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Last night (09Apr2012) the Martin County Republican Executive Committee voted on a Resolution (presented by Mona Leonard, precinct committeewoman) to expose Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development. The vote was taken by voice and was overwhelmingly passed. There were NO opposing voices.

Chairwoman Susan Auld was supportive and extremely helpful in presenting this resolution to the members.

Text of Martin R.E.C. Resolution:MCGOPlogo

09 April 2012



WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering and international political subterfuge that was initiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992; and

WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is being covertly pushed into local communities throughout the United States of America through the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) through local “sustainable development” policies such as Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, and other “Green” or “Alternative” projects; and

Tea Time with Thomas Sowell

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Socialist International in Copenhagen: "Birth of Global Governance"



World government and world socialism. Those are the explicit goals of the Socialist International, one of the planet's most influential organizations, but one that is virtually unknown to the vast majority of Americans, since it is rarely reported on in the United States' major media.

The headline story that currently tops the home page of the Socialist International's website reports on the organization's influence and clout at the recently concluded United Nations Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. The brief article, however, does not even begin to do justice to the Socialist International's central role, not only in pushing the current alarmism over global warming, but in actually launching and promoting the global militant environmental lobby, from 1970 to the present day.

Your correspondent not only witnessed first-hand the Socialist International (SI) at work in Copenhagen, but also witnessed the same at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), better known as the Earth Summit, in Rio de Janeiro. I wrote about that at the time ("Socializing at Rio: Socialists Run the Earth Summit," August 10, 1992), pointing out, for instance, the key role at the summit of Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, who was then Vice President of the Socialist International, and noting as well the prominence of other SI leaders at UNCED.
The Socialist International  was most notably represented in Copenhagen by its president, George Papandreou, who is also the current prime minister of Greece.



by Tom DeWeese
April 4, 2012

And How to Fight Back

I don’t know about you, but when I take on a cause or a project I’m proud of what I do. I support it against all detractors and nay-sayers because I believe in it. So, when proponents of a cause suddenly start to hide what they are doing, or deny they are even doing it – that should set off alarm bells and raise questions about the honesty and legitimacy of that cause. Case in point, when evidence emerged that the Earth was actually cooling instead of heating, the alarmists didn’t miss a beat as they changed the predicted disaster from Global Warming to Climate Change. These are cleaver guys.DeWeese_com_hdr

Such is the case now with the enforcers of Agenda 21 and its policy called Sustainable Development. For the past several years, those imposing this policy have denied its United Nations origins, ignoring the many documents that clearly prove that the very term “sustainable development” can easily be traced back to the 1987 UN report titled, “Our Common Future.” That radical report has been used by the UN as a virtual springboard for a “wrenching transfor- mation” (Al Gore’s words) of human society. The words “sustainable development” are used in nearly every federal, state, and local development plan; on nearly every federal, state, and local government web site; and in nearly every public statement on new development policies. We even had a President’s Council on Sustainable Development, created by an Executive Order of Bill Clinton, with the stated purpose to impose the policies of Agenda 21 into United States law. Many serving on the Council helped write Agenda 21, including John Sawhill of the Nature Conservancy, Jay Hair of the National Wildlife Federation and Michele Perrault, international Vice President of the Sierra Club.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Little 'Tweak,' Big Chill: How Feds Isolate Free Speech

Little 'Tweak,' Big Chill: How Feds Isolate Free Speech | Sunshine State News:

By: KENRIC WARD | Posted: April 2, 2012 3:55 AM
'via Blog this'
What upsets anti-war protesters should concern conservative activists like tea party groups, as well. If government can haul off Occupy Wall Street rabble, it can just as easily crack down on tea party rallies, too.
Anna Trujillo, a Republican running against Deutch, decried what she calls the creation of "no free-speech zones." 
"It's ridiculous to be taking away our rights to free speech in the public square. The Secret Service shouldn't have the power to repress speech as long as it is a peaceful demonstration," said Trujillo, who added that she is "not a libertarian."
The only dissenting votes against the Rooney-Deutch "tweak" of Section 1752 came from three tea party-backed Republicans -- Reps. Ron Paul of Texas, Paul Broun of Georgia and Justin Amash of Michigan. 


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Senate passes giant land-acquisition trust fund


Letter from Al Ventoso published 31 March 2012

Those of us who have lived under communist tyranny are often struck by the similarities in approach of the Obama regime to enforce Marxist "solutions" by attacking First Amendment rights, as well as individual and property rights that used to be constitutionally protected.

Examples abound, not only in the tyrannical mandates of Obamacare, but in almost any legislation passed by the Senate and even sometimes the so-called conservative majority in Congress.

ventoso2012A recent example is the Senate vote doubling, to $700 million for each of the next two years, funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. There is no appropriation process for this money. It is a blank check for the Park Service, Forest Service and other agencies to take more land away from private hands. Meanwhile, we are drowning in debt.

Not surprisingly, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., used his yes rubber stamp, while Sen. Marco Rubio, F-Fla., voted no.

Typically, there is no "willing seller" when the federal land confiscator knocks on the door. Reluctant landowners are often threatened with condemnation, with no option but to consent. As of 2008, the federal government owned 650 million acres of land, more than 1 million square miles — 30 percent of our total territory. Why more?

And the Supreme Court has endorsed the attack on property rights. The Kelo vs. City of New London decision from that court is an egregious example of contempt for individuals' property rights. This decision legalized the transference of land from one private owner, without his permission, to another in furtherance of "economic development."

The issue we face now and for future generations is whether or not we will overcome Obama's and his fellow Democrats' Marxist and collectivist impulses and re-establish the governing principles embodied in our Constitution.

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Ed. - We feature this letter from Alfonso Ventoso because it is an example of how we can advance the dialog about socialism and communism in our government, and about the apparent support that socialism receives from our elected “representatives.” Where is the caution that our fathers and grandfathers had about the dangers of socialism? Do you join the people in our country who believe that socialism is “inevitable?” Where does that leave our individual rights and our nation’s sovereignty? This is not a Democrat-Republican conflict. There are socialists supporters in both parties.