"A Nation with a Government, not a Government with a Nation"

"A Nation with a Government, not a Government with a Nation"

Sunday, 25 July 2010

You Should Read this before Voting in November

Centuries of government deception have suspended our freedom and replaced it with a mythology rich in the ideals we are promised but do not actually experience.
The government’s lies have become our country’s heritage, passed down generationally and accepted over time as status quo. We allow our leaders to regulate, under false pretenses, every area of our supposedly free lives: What we eat, how our money is spent, how we protect ourselves. The basic tenets of living in a free society–the primacy of the individual and limited government–are violated routinely and with little objection from those most affected.
Judge Napolitano traces the deterioration of American freedom year by year, event by event, from the birth of the U.S. government to the economic and military crises of today. He illustrates how this distorted interpretation of government translates to loss for Americans–loss of life, loss of property, loss of freedom. The cost is staggering.
Amid the bleak revelation is a call to action. Judge Napolitano offers a blueprint to salvage our freedom and restore the government to its intended role as an instrument to protect the freedoms of the people.

Listen Up

Listen Up to Mark Levin, a voice speaking words of wisdom we all need to hear....listen via internet or if with itunes sign up for his podcasts......
http://marklevinshow.com/home.asp

Friday, 23 July 2010

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT OBAMA'S CABINET ....

... and you'll understand why this man is the most anti-business and anti-private sector president in our history.
Last year J.P. Morgan thought it might be interesting to look into the private sector experience of Obama's Cabinet. America, after all, was in the middle of an economic disaster and the thought was that the president might actually look to some people with a record of success in the private sector for advice. So a study is done comparing Obama's Cabinet to the cabinets of presidents going back to 1900. secretaries of State, Commerce, Treasury, Agriculture, Interior, Labor, Transportation, Energy and Housing and Urban Development were included. The J.P Morgan study looked at the percentages of cabinet members with prior private sector experience, and the results were amazing.
The presidential cabinet with the highest percentage of private sector experience was that of Dwight Eisenhower at around 58%. The lowest --- until Obama --- was Kennedy at about 28%. The average ran between 35% and 40% ... until, as I said, Obama. Care to guess what percentage of Obama's cabinet has prior private sector experience? Try 7%.
So ... now you might have a better idea why Obama can't quite figure out how to grow jobs in the private sector. He's a big-government president with a bit-government cabinet. When your cabinet is made up almost wholly of people with nothing but government experience with a sprinkling of academia behind them you have to know that the private sector is going to not only get short shrift .. but it's going to be pretty much abused or ignored. To Obama and his advisors the private sector exists to support and fund the federal government ... and little more.
Welcome to the wonderful world of centrally planned economies.

Even a Va. "Democrat" has a Good Notion

The NAACP believes the tea party is racist. The tea party believes the NAACP is racist. And Pat Buchanan got into trouble recently by pointing out that if Elena Kagan is confirmed to the Supreme Court, there will not be a single Protestant Justice, although Protestants make up half the U.S. population and dominated the court for generations.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703724104575379630952309408.html

A Moment of Good News...

Dear American Energy Advocate,


As you may have heard, the anti-energy advocates in Congress have temporarily suspended their plans to pass a cap and trade national energy tax. These politicians have spent years repackaging, renaming, and rebranding their programs, making backroom deals and twisting arms, and fighting the wishes of the American people. Today we dealt them a major setback. The most important lesson to be learned? Never underestimate the American people. No matter how many times Congress gave this plan an extreme makeover—from cap-and-trade to carbon pricing to carbon caps—you knew the truth: it is nothing more than a national energy tax.

And, thanks to you, the national energy tax is dead...for now. We at the American Energy Alliance are grateful to you for making your voice heard and joining our fight to defeat this harmful policy.
While we celebrate today, it is important to remember that as long as there are policymakers, anti-energy advocates, and legislators who want to use energy rationing to damage the American way of life, our fight continues. We expect the Obama Administration will respond to Congress’ defeat by directing the EPA to redouble its efforts to regulate our energy. And when that—or any other threat—emerges, we’ll be ready. And we’ll need your help.

Thank you for helping us successfully put the brakes on cap-and-trade. The fight isn’t over, but the momentum is moving in our direction!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

The Obama Tax Tsunami

From the Heritage Foundation:
"the Senate rejected Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-SC) effort to end the Death Tax. This year is actually the first year since 1916 that Americans do not have to pay any federal taxes when a family member dies. But thanks to the way Congress had to pass the legislation that phased out the Death Tax in 2001, it is set to go from zero percent to 55 percent at the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2010.
 The Death Tax is but one of many government taxes on capital and entrepreneurship, and its reinstatement will be yet another job killer from the Obama administration. It rewards estate tax lawyers, insurance companies and big businesses at the expense of small family-owned enterprises. According to a study by the American Family Business Foundation, a full repeal of the death tax, like the one rejected by the Senate last night, would create 1.5 million jobs. Before the vote, Sen. DeMint described the tax as an "unfair, immoral double tax on property and assets that folks have already paid taxes on throughout their lives." He added: "The Obama death tax is just the latest example of this administration's assault on small businesses."

Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax

NYT:
By ROBERT PEAR

WASHINGTON — When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”

And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.
Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of their legal case in defense of the health care overhaul and its individual mandate, now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and several private organizations.

Under the legislation signed by President Obama in March, most Americans will have to maintain “minimum essential coverage” starting in 2014. Many people will be eligible for federal subsidies to help them pay premiums. In a brief defending the law, the Justice Department says the requirement for people to carry insurance or pay the penalty is “a valid exercise” of Congress’s power to impose taxes.

Read MORE @ http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/health/policy/18health.html?_r=1&ref=robert_pear

Repeal Obama Care...watch the video

 @ http://heritageforamerica.org

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Americans Say Government and Politicians Are Bigger Problems than Illegal Immigration, Health Care, Disaster Response and Federal Debt

(CNSNews.com) - Americans now believe that government and politicians are bigger problems for the country than illegal immigration, health care, disaster response or even the federal debt.
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/69491

Krauthammer - Obama's Next Act

In the political marketplace, there's now a run on Obama shares. The left is disappointed with the president. Independents are abandoning him in droves. And the right is already dancing on his political grave, salivating about November when, his own press secretary admitted Sunday, Democrats might lose the House.


I have a warning for Republicans: Don't underestimate Barack Obama.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/15/AR2010071504593.html

Friday, 16 July 2010

David Cameron, don't follow Barack Obama

When David Cameron visits America next week he will learn a lot – about how not to run a country, says Peggy Noonan.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/david-cameron/7893777/David-Cameron-dont-follow-Barack-Obama.html

Congressional Reform Act, 2010

We need to get a Senator to introduce this bill in the US Senate and a Representative to introduce a similar bill in the US House. These people will become American hero's..


Congressional Reform Act of 2010
1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below.

A. Two Six year Senate terms

B. Six Two year House terms

C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.
2. No Tenure / No Pension:
A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.
3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security:
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, server your term(s), then go home and back to work.
4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.
5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

6. Congress looses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

7. Congress must equally abide in all laws they impose on the American people.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.
8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.
The American people did not make this contract with congressmen, congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

In God We Trust

Our Founders established this country on solid Judeo-Christian values.
While the motto of "In God We Trust" was not established until 1956, the Declaration of Independence stated, "with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
This week at ReAL, Congressman J. Randy Forbes discusses the importance of our Christian heritage in America in his article, In God We Trust.
Click here to read In God We Trust by Congressman J. Randy Forbes.
http://www.torenewamerica.com/forbes-in-god-we-trust
As the founder and president of The Congressional Prayer Caucus, Congressman Forbes recently sponsored a resolution to reaffirm the national motto, which can be downloaded at ReAL's website.
Forbes also worked with other Congressional members, and groups like ReAL, to restore "In God We Trust" as the national motto in the new Capitol Visitors Center.
In 1956 Congress made "In God We Trust" the official motto of the United States. But that belief has been an integral part of American society since the time of her founding. As President John Kennedy said, "The guiding principle and prayer of this Nation has been, is now, and ever shall be ‘In God We Trust.'"

In Case You Missed It...

Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-07) today made the following statement after Virginia announced a $220 million state budget surplus:

"During these challenging economic times, Virginia balanced its budget and created a revenue surplus of over $200 million in FY 2010. This is a result of the steady leadership of Governor Bob McDonnell. Due to its fiscal prudence, Virginia was also able to close a $4.2 billion budget shortfall in the FY 2011/2012 by significantly cutting spending and without raising taxes. If America is to get its fiscal house in order, Washington needs to learn from the bold actions taken in Virginia by Governor McDonnell.
"Unfortunately, over the last eighteen months, Washington has gone on a spending spree to the tune of nearly $8,000 per person - an increase of $4.9 billion per day - the highest rate of growth in our history. We must start cutting spending, and we must start now, which is why over the past month, Republicans have forced the House of Representatives to vote on more than $100 billion in spending cuts. Unfortunately only a handful of Democrats supported our efforts. Instead of working together to cut spending immediately, President Obama and Speaker Pelosi want to keep kicking the can down the road, but there's no more road left. We can't keep waiting until the proverbial ‘next year,' we need to get our fiscal house in order now so that tomorrow our children and grandchildren can enjoy the same freedoms and opportunity that were provided to us.
"Mr. President, take a look at the example set by Virginia, and let's start making the tough decisions today."

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Arrogance Surplus Leads to Government Excesses: Commentary by Amity Shlaes

The problem for all is that business isn’t an identifiable person, group or company. Good policy is what might be called humble policy. It starts with admitting what we don’t know. That includes who will lead growth in 2011 or 2012, where that person lives, and how he or she will get capital. Humble policy then goes on to concentrate on trying to let our economy become that broad space that future businesses and industries still unknown, might find inviting.

Humble policy is, of course, hard for a U.S. Congress to get its head around. Policy, in lawmakers’ minds, is all about knowing and crafting smarter law. Lawmakers are arrogant in their certainty that voters will never accept policy that doesn’t reward voters like Pavlov’s dogs. Lawmakers are also certain that they shouldn’t be seen to write law that will help the rich in the future. But again, there is that mistake: they are assuming they know who the rich will be.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-14/arrogance-surplus-leads-to-government-excesses-commentary-by-amity-shlaes.html

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Reality Sets In

From FT:
Astonishingly, 55 per cent of citizens think Mr Obama is a “socialist” against only 39 per cent who do not share that diagnosis. The same poll shows 48 per cent support for Republicans against just 42 per cent for Democrats. The numbers are eerily similar to 2006, except that it was George W. Bush’s Republicans who were on the receiving end four years ago.


“The bottom line here is that Americans don’t believe in President Obama’s leadership,” says Rob Shapiro, another former Clinton official and a supporter of Mr Obama. “He has to find some way between now and November of demonstrating that he is a leader who can command confidence and, short of a 9/11 event or an Oklahoma City bombing, I can’t think of how he could do that.”

Illegal is Illegal.....get them OUT!

A Tragedy that could have been prevented......if we had a "real," leader......
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/13/police-illegal-immigrants-rape-year-old-texas-girl-july-th-party/?test=latestnews

Monday, 12 July 2010

What Michelle is Really Preaching Against

Tea Party and the Path to Power
Here are two big questions hovering over this year's congressional elections: How radical is the mood out there, and do Republicans have a real chance of taking back control of the U.S. Senate?
And here's a simple way to track the answer to both: Simply keep an eye on four tea-party amigos chasing Senate seats in the key states of Nevada, Kentucky, Florida and Colorado.
In those four states, candidates with tea-party inclinations and the support of tea-party activists have either won the Republican nomination or, in Colorado and Florida, are making serious runs for it. A couple of those candidates are people who would have been given little chance six months ago of winning a nomination, much less a general election.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703283004575362950960543866.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThird

Who Is Actually Racist?

From ABC News...

The NAACP wants to "create a climate where they can say that those on the right are in fact racist and those on the left are their saviors," he added. "This is very much what the liberal agenda is about."
Dale Robertson, a Tea Party activist who runs TeaParty.org and has himself been at the center of a race-related controversy, said the NAACP is merely pandering to the Democratic party.
"I find that the NAACP should be standing against the new Black Panther and their stance and yet instead of doing the right thing, they're doing the wrong thing by attacking people who feel government should be held accountable," Robertson said.

From my side....
I must admit if we are really wanting to get over the,"race thing," shouldn't we do away with groups such as,"The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People."  I mean doesn't this in itself imply racism.....(favoring one group due to ethnithicity over another?)

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Oh Virginia, I love you!

A Virginia lawmaker looking to enact an immigration law similar to Arizona's is challenging the Obama administration to come at his state with a lawsuit, too, saying he hopes the Justice Department has "so many targets" they can't focus.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/11/virginia-lawmaker-challenges-feds-sue-state-immigration-enforcement/

Saturday, 10 July 2010

'The Crisis at Which We Are Arrived",' Don't Fear the Tea Parties

We are not now quite at a founding moment, or even a re-founding moment. But we have arrived at a genuine crisis, or a set of crises, and we may well be at a decisive moment for the country.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/crisis-which-we-are-arrived

Friday, 9 July 2010

The Best Thing Since Jimmy Carter

Ok, Ok, there were many great things since Jimmy Carter.  Like the one President leading the pack (Reagan) since his (Carter's) disastrous national wounding term.  The next best thing is our current executive community organizer.  Most of us know he didn't have clue before the election and though we're certainly too mature to say I told you so...well we told you so.  This has got to be one of the 1st or maybe 2nd Non-Presidential Presidents. Leadership?  Standing firm on America's exclusive role in the world?  Leading the drive to put US three notches above the field in technology? Protecting our border and our national interest?  I know this is more than three things so he struck out several times during one at bat!  Then again he's probably not an All-America sports fan anyway....uh, get him a ticket to the world cup, we'll stay home and watch the ballgame.

Which End Is Up? Please Show the President.

The Obama administration is suing Arizona, but Rhode Island has already been enforcing federal immigration law by an executive order from the governor since 2008.

http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/07/hey-rhode-island-already-checks.html?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell

Lawmakers in Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah are on the verge of passing Arizona-style immigration enforcement laws.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/07/AR2010070703017.html?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell

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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Obammigration

It's President Obama's policy not to secure America's southern border. Yesterday, his administration filed suit against Arizona for its new law to try to enforce immigration statutes already on the books. This comes after the administration brought legal action against the Grand Canyon State for a 2007 law that strips business licenses away from companies that violate immigration laws. It's clear the White House is working to make states defenseless against an illegal invasion.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/6/obammigration/

Monday, 5 July 2010

Too Big to Say,"Ï told you so," but You should Realize it Yourself by Now

Here is startling video of economic retail expert Howard Davidowitz giving his assessment of the U.S. Economy and the leadership of President Obama. Davidowitz has previously bluntly said that Obama is the “worst President of my lifetime.”
In this video, Davidowitz says the U.S. Economy is in shambles, and is likely to continue experiencing high unemployment and weakness for years to come. He said Obama has managed to convince people to follow his ideas, but in reality, he is “one big bag of empty words.”
On what the future holds for the U.S. Economy, Davidowitz pointed to the massive deficits created by Obama’s out-of-control spending as the reason why there is really no end in sight to the economic problems facing the country:
“He is Mr. Mass Destruction. I mean he is a human destroyer. This guy has spent his way into oblivion and we don’t have a budget. He is surrounded by a bunch of complete incompetents, led by himself, and he’s spending like crazy, and we keep digging the hole bigger.”
Hard to argue with what he says. The fact Obama has no policy that is encouraging of small business makes the outlook bleak. The Jobs Market will not recover with the tax and spend policies that Obama has put in place. Added to that is the albatross hanging over everyone’s head of ObamaCare. Enough American have to come to their senses and vote these “incompetents” out in 2010 and 2012
.http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/howard-davidowitz-u.s.-economy-%22is-a-complete-disaster%22-514505.html;_ylt=AjFqFeQ53HtwbnsZatASgnlk7ot4;_ylu=X3oDMTE3MjVrMHExBHBvcwMyMwRzZWMDYXJ0aWNsZUxpc3QEc2xrA2hvd2FyZGRhdmlkbw?tickers=xhb,tlt,%5Edji,%5Egspc,xrt,TBT,U

More "Change"

Let us be honest. The US is still trapped in depression a full 18 months into zero interest rates, quantitative easing (QE), and fiscal stimulus that has pushed the budget deficit above 10pc of GDP.
The share of the US working-age population with jobs in June actually fell from 58.7pc to 58.5pc. This is the real stress indicator. The ratio was 63pc three years ago. Eight million jobs have been lost.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/7871421/With-the-US-trapped-in-depression-this-really-is-starting-to-feel-like-1932.html

Reclaiming Our Founding Principles

From the Heritage Foundation
The Declaration of Independence serves as a philosophical statement of America’s first principles. As Matthew Spalding describes, the Declaration affirms that all men are created equal. By nature, men have a right to liberty that is inalienable, meaning it cannot be given up or taken away. And because individuals equally possess such inalienable rights, governments derive their just powers from the consent of those governed. The purpose of government is to secure these fundamental rights, and the people retain the right to alter or abolish a government that fails to do so.

These principles have made America the great nation it is today. But, since the early 20th century, these principles have been under attack in the academy, the media, and popular culture. So-called progressives have rejected the existence of self-evident truths—in the Declaration of Independence and elsewhere. Instead, they embrace the notion of “Progress” that is constant change towards an unspecified end. From these faulty principles, it follows that, all men are not created equal; some people are further along in the historical process than others. There are not permanent rights with which man is endowed. Government creates rights, and these rights evolve according to the demands of the time. There is no need for consent of the governed, just experts who will tell us how to live and how to progress.
This is a serious attack on our principles, but not an insurmountable one.

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/07/05/morning-bell-reclaiming-our-founding-principles/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell

Friday, 2 July 2010

Happy Birthday America!

While many enjoy the long weekend, hotdogs or better yet steaks on the grill, a few beers and relaxing.  It's all good as long as while we're enjoying ourselves we take time to explain to our children (and ignorant friends) why this day is important.  So with that and your beer, what is the Declaration of Independence for?  Why was it signed?  Were the signers considered hotheads, or political animals? 

3.8% “Real Estate Sales Tax” thanks to Health Care Legislation?

Obama fans.......well maybe your heart was in the right place.... http://www.rerockstar.com/2010/sellers/real-estate-sales-tax-health-care/

Go Virginia

July 1st, 2010


Dear Friends,

Today marked an important landmark in Virginia's case to overturn the individual mandate contained in the recent healthcare bill: the first oral arguments in the case. While most of the arguments are similar to those we have laid out for you in previous emails (link to those arguments here) - there was at least one very interesting development.

Some of you might remember a conversation between the President and George Stephanopoulos back in September of last year where President Obama denied that the healthcare bill was a tax. Here is a segment from that conversation (link to the video here):
STEPHANOPOULOS: I wanted to check for myself. But your critics say it is a tax increase.
OBAMA: My critics say everything is a tax increase. My critics say that I'm taking over every sector of the economy. You know that. Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we're going to have an individual mandate or not, but...
STEPHANOPOULOS: But you reject that it's a tax increase?
OBAMA: I absolutely reject that notion.
Well, today, during the first oral arguments on Virginia's healthcare case - Judge Hudson asked the attorneys for the US Government if the healthcare bill was a tax bill or a healthcare bill. The answer they gave was both!
Overall, we are pleased with how the case is proceeding, and we'll continue to update you with its progress. If Virginia's case survives the motion to dismiss, a summary judgment hearing is scheduled for October 18, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. to decide if the federal health care law is unconstitutional. Stay tuned.
That's all for now!
Sincerely,

Ken Cuccinelli, II

Attorney General of Virginia

From 2007 BUT Very Relative Today

http://bluecatsblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/mexican-visitors-lament.html

Hgmmmmm...


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