John R. Houk
© July 16, 2013
George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury of murdering Trayvon Martin. I agree with that verdict. There should be NOTHING controversial about Zimmerman defending himself from a scrappy 17 year old teenager (DEFINITELY NOT A CHILD) one year away from being an enfranchised voting citizen that if so chosen could have entered military service.
I was not there when Martin and Zimmerman became combatants; however I did watch a significant amount of the trial on TV as I am sure many of you did. The Prosecution was NOT even close to proving that Zimmerman was guilty of a racist murder.
Nonetheless Black advocacy groups and individuals – including the President of the United States – could not handle the evidence (or would that be the truth). Black advocacy and Leftist interests insist a civil rights violation must have occurred because Martin was a Black-American. The intentional blindness even went so far as to suggest that Hispanic-American (The Zimmerman boys have a Peruvian mother) George Zimmerman was a White-Hispanic.
Now I am fully aware there are Hispanic people that display a Caucasian color tone. I am not a biological anthropologist, ethnologist, eugenicist or whatever-cist; nonetheless when the MSM creates genetic name of an individual to stir up racist anger among Blacks and Leftists it is definitely reprehensible. If there is racial description based on color in the confrontation between Martin and Zimmerman, it would be Black vs. Brown. If the MSM really wanted to be egalitarian in the Martin-Zimmerman case they should have stirred up racist hate between both Black-Americans and Hispanic-American. Al Sharpton and Barack Obama should be having Civil Rights condemnation speeches with Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor (oops she’s a Leftist) and Raul Yzaguirre (La Raza – The Race).
That’s not going to happen though. Democrats are cultivating Hispanics – legal and illegal – to strengthen their voter base. AND Obama needs a National debate to hoodwink Americans to the Leftist line of thinking to shut-up Conservatives pertaining to the real problem in American government; i.e. the Obama Administration’s multitudinous scandals such as Fast & Furious, Benghazigate, the IRS tool to attack Conservative organizations, the NSA snooping on ALL Americans contrary to the 4th Amendment and probably some scandals I can’t think of as I am writing this.
As long as Obama can keep the focus on George Zimmerman with the help of the MSM, Conservative Media, Black Organization and Black Activists, and Leftist Democrats – Obama has longer to figure how to cover his unconstitutional and illegal activities with the scandals that were making a dent in his legitimacy as POTUS.
Black-American Attorney General Eric Holder is doing his part because he is involved in potential illegalities along with Obama.
Earlier today Robert Zimmerman, brother of George Zimmerman, told Bill Hemmer on America’s Newsroom that the Zimmerman family has concerns that their phones may be tapped by this administration due to the ongoing investigation of George Zimmerman after his acquittal last week. Robert said the family is texting George and not calling him so that they don’t give away his location.
This afternoon during his speech to the NAACP Attorney General Eric Holder told the audience that the Zimmerman case was still open and the investigation was ongoing.
“I want to assure you of two things, I as a parent, am concerned about this case. And, as we confirmed last spring, the Justice Department has an open investigation into it. While that inquiry is ongoing, I can assure you the Department of Justice will consider all available information before determining what action to take.”
(ERIC HOLDER: George Zimmerman Case Is Still Open – Investigation Is Ongoing (Video); By Jim Hoft; Gateway Pundit; 7/16/13 4:00 PM)
Hoft is on to something and I am uncertain if he even realizes because of Zimmerman focus.
Eric Holder has a past of Black militancy which if you know anything about such militancy is actually racism against Caucasians. In Holder’s world view Conservatives are White people show that racism slops over every time a rare moment of scrutiny shines a light on public, private and exposed scandals. Determine The Networks tracks political evolution from overt displays of his youth through to his stealthier present.
Justin Smith writes about the Scandals that have discredited and probably point to felony crimes perpetrated by Attorney General Eric Holder. Justin somewhat takes the approach of they get what they deserve toward a Free Press investigation of the Associated Press (AP). As a Conservative I feel like joining Justin and say “Waaaa” because the Liberal AP’s hero – the Obama Administration – turned on them. On the other hand if the AP begins to push back against Holder and his boss Obama I have no doubt other Left Media Outlets would follow the AP’s lead. And since Holder also signed warrants to investigate Fox News and their correspondent James Rosen (and Rosen’s parents) Obama might be in some actual trouble with other scandals that have popped up. And who knows – with scrutiny now placing Obama and minions under a microscope perhaps more nefarious scandals will come to light.
By Justin O. Smith
June 3, 2013 at 11:10pm
For the past two decades, the bulk of the liberal press, such as the Associated Press, The New York Times and The Washington Post, have removed any pretense of being anything else other than a partner of the Progressive Democrats and their communist, anti-American agenda. They have failed to censure Attorney General Eric Holder… the most corrupt person in the most corrupt administration in American history… when he misused his power regarding the 1965 Voter Act and the Black Panthers, during the Fast and Furious ATF/Mexican gun-running scandal, in immigration matters and in numerous terrorism cases. They have lost any semblance of fairness and journalistic integrity, as they have failed on numerous occasions to fulfill their essential role to serve the Truth and the American people. So, it is hard for me to give a sincere damn over the AP’s plight, now that they have been targeted by an unrestrained Holder Justice Department and cried “Foul!”
The AP’s trouble began after they printed a story on May 7, 2012 about a foiled Al Qaeda terrorist plot in Yemen to bomb an airliner. The AP held the story for five days before finally receiving CIA clearance to run it; then the AP was asked to hold it one more day, because the White House wanted to release it first. The AP declined, since national security was not the issue.
Although innocent in the 2012 case, the AP has long attacked America’s national character and our American Heritage, and much too often they have given aid and comfort to America’s enemies. In 2005 the AP followed The New York Times lead and pushed a story that disrupted a program monitoring cell phones that Al Qaeda had bought in Switzerland, and six months later, they both exposed a program that tracked funding for terror attacks!
Holder said that the leak connected to the 2012 AP case “put the American people at risk”, but the facts point towards politics and this administration’s need to make the facts fit their narrative, especially since the records sweep went far beyond any one news article. Laura Malone, general counsel for the AP, released a letter from Ronald Machen, U.S. attorney, that detailed the seizure of “all such records for, among other phone lines, an AP general phone number in New York City as well as AP bureaus in NYC, Washington-DC, Hartford-CT and the House of Representatives; more than 100 journalists work in these offices (AP), and many of these bureaus and reporters had no connection to the leaked story.
Under normal circumstances, the Department of Justice is required to give advance notification to news organizations, in order that they may have time to have any forthcoming subpoena halted by a judge. However, regulations also allow for exceptions, in which case journalists must be notified within 90 days.
In June 1971, The New York Times started publishing a series of damaging internal documents, “The Pentagon Papers”, provided by Pentagon analyst Daniel Ellsberg and also partially published by The Washington Post. Solicitor General Erwin Griswold argued before the Supreme Court that the publication of the papers would effect the nation’s security adversely. And, while Justice Hugo Black held that the government could not stop such publications of illegally gained documents, the government could still constitutionally try, convict and punish editors for violating the Espionage Act if they did publish classified material; no one has a constitutionally protected right to publish the U.S. governments secret documents.
Eric Holder described the AP article as among “the top two or three most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen” in a 35 year career, and yet, this is the same man who dropped charges against former DOJ lawyer Thomas Tamm; Tamm leaked information to The New York Times, during George W’s administration, about a wiretapping program designed to intercept terrorist calls between high level Al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan and their contacts in the U.S.; a vital program was compromised, the Times received the Pulitzer Prize, and thanks to Holder, Tamm suffered no consequences!
Currently, New York Times journalist David Sanger is thought to be the focus of the investigation of disclosures made about a joint American-Israeli effort to sabotage the Iranian nuclear weapons program, which obviously crosses a red-line. Also, Sheryl Attkisson, CBS reporter, suspects the DOJ of hacking into her computer; and, while James Rosen has been a known target of the Holder DOJ, typically past administrations, including George W’s, have focused on those who violated their oath to protect classified information.
Sheryl Attkisson, CBS reporter, is only one of hundreds who believe that they have come under the scrutiny of Eric Holder. She has repeatedly asked Obama tough questions on Fast and Furious, Benghazi and the IRS. She has performed the job of a reporter, in the manner it was meant to be done. So now, the liberal media have dubbed her “the Pit Bull” and accused her of having a political agenda… as if they don’t… for reporting proven facts!
James Rosen, Fox News reporter, was labeled a possible “co-conspirator” and defamed then in 2010 and now as the story resurfaces, simply because he reported on a planned missile launch by North Korea in response to the UN Security Council’s condemnation of its nuclear tests. The “classified” status of this information was dubious at best, since the North Korean leadership was already screaming about it to anyone who would listen.
Eric Holder grossly abused his position, power and the law in the manner in which he applied the Espionage Act in order to investigate James Rosen. As he took this case to three different judges before receiving approval for a warrant, he also had to make a leap into fantasy to get from Mr. Rosen’s so-called crime of “employing flattery and playing to Mr. Kim’s (Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, State Dept security advisor) vanity and ego” to an “aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in the leak. And, Holder outright lied before the House Judiciary Committee repeatedly, as he replied, “I don’t know” to any question pertaining to this investigation and whether or not he ever sought to “personally prosecute any journalist” under the Espionage Act; on May 22, NBC News reported Eric Holder personally signed off on the search warrant, which reportedly even included monitoring the phone lines of Rosen’s parents in Staten Island: Attorney General Eric Holder must be fired and criminally prosecuted!
If the House Judiciary Committee determines that Eric Holder lied under oath, he is gone… he should have been dismissed long ago on Fast and Furious alone. Until then he will remain, because he is a personal friend of Barack Obama, who believes that Holder is a vital agent in the “fundamental transformation” of America; however, Obama has shown no reluctance in the past to cast aside anyone in his administration that he considered a liability to his agenda of creating a post-Constitutional America and an all powerful State.
From the very beginning, the Associated Press and other liberal media refused to thoroughly check the background of Obama and his associates or hold them accountable for a litany of unConstitutional acts, and now they are reaping what they have sowed. America has witnessed an administration that does not mind using its full weight of power to interfere with our First Amendment Rights on many levels, and one must doubt Obama’s sincerity when he states, “And I am troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable”; however, whatever the final judgment, journalists and government officials both are charged with the moral imperative to find the line and balance between national security and the people’s right to information. And, if Obama is really “concerned about information that could compromise their missions or might get them killed”, as he refers to Americans in hazardous posts, he should charge Holder with the mission to prosecute Vice-President Joseph Biden for leaking the information that made SEAL Team Six a primary target for Al Qaeda and ultimately led to the entire Team’s death!
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
© Justin O. Smith
TheTeaParty.net has put together a video of a Fox News broadcast of Judge Jeanine Pirro telling her listeners it’s time to indict AG Eric Holder. Pirro lays out what can be used for an indictment.
Posted Jun 1, 2013
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Intro to Sinister Beyond Belief by Justin Smith
John R. Houk
© May 23, 2013
Justin Smith writes about the IRS Scandal and how the Democrats and the Obama Administration has used the IRS as a political tool to harass and disenfranchise Conservatives that have a more traditional and Constitutional Originalist view of America’s future path. Obama’s Administration has exacted oppression on American citizens that the President’s “Change” Agenda as an evil Socialist-Marxist alternative to the values of the Founding Fathers which believed the nascent American culture had a Christian Moral Foundation. YES, even the Founding Fathers that Leftists claim were anti-Christian Deists promoted Christian Morality as the foundation a good rule of law and government.
Here is a bit of a spoiler alert. Justin concludes his essay by blaming the 16th Amendment as the blame for the Federal Government to use the IRS as a political tool to enforce Presidential Administrations’ political agenda against their enemies. It is the 16th Amendment that enabled the Federal Government to establish a direct income tax levied according to the whim of Congress. Hence there is now a complicated unwieldy arm of government to force a percentage of American wage earners’ fruit of labor.
This is the 16th Amendment as ratified into law in the year 1913:
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
Here is a centrist view of the 16th Amendment that led its author to believe a Federal Income Tax could have existed without it; however that Income Tax would have to be levied in a less restrictive and oppressive way than the present Income Tax:
The above article provides an excellent history on how the 16th Amendment came into existence including the fact that the amendment’s ratification result of a political compromise in which its passage in both Houses of Congress was considered doubtful let alone the ratification of the then 36 required States to affirm. Below is an essay from The Patriot Post on the 16th Amendment passage yet with a more Conservative and Originalist view.
The essence of The Patriot Post essay is the only way to reform income taxation as exacted by the IRS is by amending the 16th Amendment to restore the efficacy of the Constitution’s Article 1 Section 9:
The Constitution afforded citizens this protection in Article I, Section 9, which reads, in part, “No Capitation, or other direct Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.” (Excerpted from above essay)
In my opinion repealing the 16th Amendment would better be served with an Amendment that is specific on government limitations on collect taxes from Americans whether it be a Consumption Tax (i.e. Sales Tax of some sort) and/or Income Tax (on however defined whether graduated, flat or whatever income formula).
Sinister Beyond Belief
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 5/22/2013 10:43 AM
The line separating good and evil passes not through states nor between political parties either, but straight through the human heart. -Alexander Solzhenitsyn
One must wonder if they are still living in America, when all Americans are witnessing yet another Obama administration scandal, as this administration has been caught using the IRS as a hammer and sickle against its political opponents in the most egregious and despicable abuse of power in decades. This is the very same crime that was described in Article I of the impeachment brief against President Richard Nixon. If nothing else, the recent revelations from a newly motivated (angry) press corps and testimony before the Congressional Ways and Means Committee regarding this matter will hopefully be the first steps in stopping this out-of-control ideologue/despot Obama, for whom republicanism and the rule of law means nothing!
In some limited scope, Lyndon Johnson, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton also used the IRS against opponents, but they never used it in the broad manner in which the Obama administration has attacked Tea Party and grass roots liberty focused groups. By hampering the ability of these groups to exist as non-profit organizations, Tea Party and other patriotic conservative groups also had their effectiveness and reach into the communities damaged and dampened. Some groups had been blocked for as long as 27 months, while Progressive sounding names and Progressive groups received their tax-exempt status, in some cases, in as little as nine weeks… and this surely had some marked bearing on the 2012 election!
By June 4, 2012, the Inspector General had started a review and an audit of the IRS’s practice of targeting conservatives, which is the primary reason that Lois Lerner, IRS division head on tax-exempt organizations, broke the story in advance of the I.G.’s report. Ms Lerner knew conservatives were being targeted as early as 2010. This practice was not limited to just “two rogue IRS employees” in Cincinnati, since complaints, challenges and lawsuits started coming in from California to New York and even DC. If, as Obama asserts, Obama knew nothing of this until recently, he is either completely incompetent or a liar… I suspect the latter.
Steve Miller, acting IRS commissioner, knew about this matter in March 2012, as did Doug Schulman, the former IRS commissioner. It is inconceivable that all these IRS officials were aware of this IRS policy and that Obama and his staff were not. By sitting on this information, not only are Obama and his staff guilty of obstruction of justice, they are guilty to some degree of any crime that the investigation uncovers, whether they initiated this policy or not.
No fewer than 471 groups were targeted… groups such as Friends of the Constitution, the Coalition for a Conservative Majority and numerous Tea Party chapters, as well as Koch Industries, Karl Rove, Franklin Graham (Rev Billy Graham’s son) and James Dobson from Focus on the Family.
Regarding the National Organization for Marriage, which is led by constitutional law professor John Eastman, information was released to the co-chairman of the Re-elect Obama campaign that showed NOM’s confidential Schedule B tax return section; this information was passed to the Human Rights campaign, a NOM opponent, who published it in March 2012. This is a felony punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5000 fine, and although Mr. Eastman has long since filed a freedom of information and investigation status request, to date the I.G and the IRS have not identified the people responsible.
Some groups have told Representative Darrell Issa that the IRS was seeking lists of donors and many documents. The Clear Lake Tea Party in Texas was asked 19 additional questions, along with requests for a list of speakers, resumes for each board member, a list of questions posed to potential political candidates by the group and a list of who was invited to those events.
During the recent hearings before the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) asked Steve Miller, “Is it illegal, this targeting of groups?” And showing his true statist/Leftist Red colors, Miller answered, “It absolutely is not.”
The lies are flying from Lerner, Miller and Shulman, as highlighted by both Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), while Obama is making Steve Miller the fall guy. But in reality, Miller had very little to do with this policy and he was set to leave in June anyway, so his “forced” resignation amounts to a meaningless effort from the administration and an insignificant act. And, in the meantime, one of the real culprits, Sarah Hall Ingram, is not being held accountable for her criminal acts, since she governed the IRS tax-exempt section for groups between 2009 and 2012; now she has been promoted to head the IRS Affordable Health Care section and 16,000 new employees!
If the IRS can halt someone’s tax-exempt status, they can just as easily intimidate that person with the IRS new controls over health care. Imagine being threatened with financial penalties, your information being shared with political enemies, or depending on the IRS for life and death decisions for yourself or your family members. Imagine that stints are outlawed for anyone over 65 years old; with the Progressive’s post-Constitution mindset; it is not a leap of logic to understand that Leftists will receive such care, no matter their age, and conservatives will not.
Attorney General Eric Holder stated on May 15 that “False-statement violations have been made give, at least what I know at this point,” and the Justice Department will be investigating whether anyone’s civil rights had been violated; however, it is troubling to hear him say, “The FBI is coordinating with the Justice Dept to see IF (my emphasis) any laws were broken in connection with those matters related to the IRS,” when obviously laws were broken. Between Jack Lew, Secretary of Treasury and Obama’s political hack, and Holder’s well documented propensity and proclivity to prejudice and selectively enforce laws depending on the Democrat Party’s agenda and Obama’s whims, there must be an outcry from all Americans for a select independent investigative team, an independent lead investigator and Counsel and a Special Prosecutor!
The targeting of conservatives by the IRS was certainly centrally directed by high level officials within the IRS and quite likely White House staff members and President Obama himself. If they are allowed to get away with this, we have passed from a constitutional government to an authoritarian and illegitimate government.
With way too much untethered power, the IRS has become a Left-wing political operation, as seen through these attacks on conservative groups in order to ensure Obama’s re-election. And this is only one piece in a long pattern of anti-American and unConstitutional conduct from this administration, which has increasingly used its power to intimidate and attack those who oppose its policies. Why is the IRS so fixated on acquiring the names of people whose only “crime” is opposing the Obama administration? Ideology is their weapon and a defense mechanism against information, and it is also their pretext for eluding moral constraints in doing and approving evil, while they tell themselves, “My conscience is clean”. This is sinister beyond belief, and it makes the case for repealing the 16th Amendment and passing a flat tax, as we also cut the IRS to the bare-boned minimal existence; this is absolutely an illegal overreach of government and an absolute outrage for all America: Obama must be impeached!
By Justin O. Smith
Intro to Sinister Beyond Belief by Justin Smith
John R. Houk
© May 23, 2013
Sinister Beyond Belief
© Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
Justin Smith utilizes Senator Rand Paul’s recent filibuster as the foundational starting point to write about the Obama Administration’s – with Attorney General Eric Holder as a reference – abuse of the U.S. Constitution.
Stand For Liberty
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 3/14/2013 3:23 PM
In a fascinating and charismatic stand for Our U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Liberty for all Americans, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) demanded on March 6, 2013 that Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder specifically give clarification regarding the Obama administration’s policy on using unmanned armed aircraft (drones) overseas and on American soil. When Holder gave several ambiguous statements and circled any honest answer pertaining to provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, enacted by Executive Order on 12-31-12, allowing the president to detain U.S. citizens indefinitely and to kill Americans who are deemed terrorists or “enemy combatants,” Senator Paul vowed to block the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA until he received some satisfactory answers (Presidents have long used the word “privelege” in Article I Sec 9 as a tool to ignore habeas corpus). And thus ensued an amazing lesson in government and the U.S. Constitution, as Senator Paul delivered a thirteen hour filibuster!
Twelve other Republicans and one Democrat, Ron Wyden (Oregon) supported Paul during his 13 hour soliloquy, but the bulk of the Republican Party was notably and unfortunately missing in action during this intense, momentous and historic moment, which prompted Senator Paul’s observation, “If there were an ounce of courage in this body I would be joined by other senators… saying they will not tolerate this.” So, in stark contrast Senator Rand Paul struck a blow for all Americans and Liberty, as Republican-in-name-only Senator Lamar Alexander’s (R-TN) office would not divulge his whereabouts during the filibuster; and, RHINO Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who had dinner with Obama and eleven others during the filibuster, gushed like a teenage girl over the attention they received, as they were groomed to once more betray their constituency and the American people regarding upcoming financial matters.
Senators Graham (R-SC) and McCain (R-AZ) suggested that Senator Paul was doing “a disservice to Americans by making them think that somehow they’re in danger from their government.” As McCain added, “They’re not. But we are in danger from a dedicated longstanding, easily replaceable-leadership enemy that is hell bent on our destruction,” I thought that statement was fairly applicable to Obama and the Progressive Democrats as much as it was to Al Qaeda.
Remember that Holder has been undermining the U.S. legal system for a long time. The Holder Justice Department has prosecuted U.S. agents unfairly due to previously approved methods of interrogating terrorists, who have no standing under the U.S. Constitution (parallels “piracy”) or the Geneva Convention. Holder himself has represented Al Qaeda terrorists pro bono during his time with the law firm of Covington and Burling. He has unconstitutionally overseen the military trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Mohammed; now, he once again has conferred Constitutional rights on a terrorist/enemy combatant where none should exist and, in fact, do not exist in the case of Sulaiman Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and chief propagandist for Al Qaeda. And this is the man we are supposed to trust when he states that “no intention” exists to use drone strikes in America… the very same Eric Holder who ignored due process in the international child custody case of Elian Gonzalez.
Due process of the law has been integral to the American way since George Mason and others penned the Bill of Rights, and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) pointedly stated, “The question of whether the United States government can kill a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil when that individual does not pose an imminent threat or grievous bodily harm is a fundamental issue of Liberty. It is an issue of enforcing the explicit language of Our Constitution.” It is within this context that all Americans must take pause and object to Holder’s reluctance and hesitancy to offer an unequivocal and certain, “No…the president does not have the authority to kill a U.S. citizen on American soil who is not engaged in combat,” as he eventually did on March 7, after a month and a half of pressure from Congress!
This controversy largely arose over the Obama refusal to allow Congress to see the legal opinions that authorize drone strikes, although regular reports have been made to the House and Senate Intelligence and Armed Forces Committees. The critical question centers on Congressional oversight of a covert war against suspected terrorists, as Obama has grabbed too much power and violated the U.S. Constitution in his so-called “efforts to keep the nation safe.”
Virginia E. Sloan, the president of the Constitution Project (civil liberties group/DC), stated in February, “We have this drone war, and the American public has no idea what the rules are, and Congress doesn’t know much more… speeches are absolutely no substitute for the actual memos in hand.”
Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, said: “What Rand Paul had to say about drones absolutely fired up conspiracy theorists on the left as well as the right.” Setting aside conspiracies, a known fact represents reality; and, America’s reality is an Obama administration and Homeland Security who warned of the ranks of potential terrorists being filled by “right wing extremists” and “Christian conservatives.”
Attorney General Holder has not told us the criteria used to mark a person as an enemy combatant. He also did not back off his contention that the president has the authority to pursue military action inside the U.S. in extraordinary circumstances, which is currently and technically correct; however, this also requires numerous signatures from the other branches of government, and it still gives the impression of flying in the face of Posse Comitatus [NCCR Editor: Read HERE, HERE and HERE]. And it was this assertion that sparked Senator Paul’s filibuster, as he declared, “I have allowed the president to pick his appointees… But I will not sit quietly and let him shred the Constitution.”
One should also note that the U.S. has developed miniature drone listening devices that go unnoticed as they hover over areas, like something out of Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451′ or Orwell’s ’1984′. That’s well and good if they’re hovering over a terrorist camp, but do we really want to use this in America? … Embrace Big Brother… And even if we do, shouldn’t we still demand the application of the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments?
Over the course of the filibuster several senators, such as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, attempted to lessen the strain of the effort on Senator Paul by asking questions and speaking themselves. Cruz read passages from ‘Henry V’ and lines from the movie ‘Patton’. At one point, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), who struggles with a cane due to a stroke, delivered hot tea and an apple to Paul’s desk, but a doorkeeper removed them; not to be outdone, House Republican Louie Gohmert from Texas stood off to the side of the Senate floor in a show of support.
One person can make a difference when they stand up for a righteous cause, and no one should take any U.S. President’s word, especially this one’s, that his administration’s policy in any area remains consistent with our laws and systems of checks and balances, regardless of claims of “transparency”. By offering his resolution stating that the use of unmanned, armed aircraft on U.S. soil against American citizens violates the Constitution and delivering 13 hours of explanation and education, Senator Paul opened the eyes of many Americans, who want a better balance between protecting our security and protecting our Liberty; even CodePink called and thanked him “for standing up against abuses of power.” So, the next time you hear Senator Rand Paul, or anyone, ask “are you so afraid that you are willing to trade your freedom for security,” reply “No!”…and stand up for Liberty!
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
© Justin O. Smith
John R. Houk
© October 30, 2012
When Barack Hussein Obama was a Senator he set up a BILLION (with a B) dollar scam in which he enabled thousands of African-Americans to bilk the U.S. treasury of billions of dollars when originally only 400 Black farmers won a civil suit that has been labeled the Pigford Incident.
Timothy Pigford filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of farmers that were discriminated against due to their color in receiving Ag benefits that White farmers received. The Black Farmers won via a settlement with the Department of Agriculture. Essentially Black Farmers would receive $50,000 to recoup money lost via discrimination.
Sounds fair, right?
This became a scandal when Congress passed a law to extend $50,000 payment to any African-American that intended to be a farmer even though they may not have had any farming experience. The scandal went from legitimate distribution to fraudulent distribution to the tune of billions of dollars.
A Black Farmer by the name of Eddie Slaughter became a whistleblower exposing the fraud to Congress. Hoax undoubted was perpetuated by Attorney General Eric Holder and his boss President Barack Hussein Obama. Obama’s former Pastor Jeremiah Wright was big into Black Liberation Theology (BLT) which is basically Black racism against White people.
Many Conservatives unfortunately have gone out on a limb to accuse Obama of sponsoring the legislation as a Senator and signing the hoax into law as the President. Other than signing the law however, there is no factual direct link to Obama sponsoring the legislation. Left Wing Fact Checking organizations like Fact Check (Annenberg Foundation), Snopes (Snopes bias) and Media Matters (Media Matters bias) go out of their way to exonerate Obama using the Senate history facts. But do remember the law was signed by Obama and the President is doing nothing to dissuade legislative extensions on free taxpayer cash to other minorities just because they write on paper they intended to be a farmer.
So whether Obama was directly involved in bilking billions of dollars to benefit Black people and other minorities (the real racism in America) is irrelevant. That which is relevant is Obama knowing allowed the bilking of tax dollars to give to undeserving people – Black or otherwise.
I have found a video in which a cowboy looking dude calling himself Wild Bill places the Pigford fraud directly on the back of Obama. Wild Bill’s smoking gun facts might be obscured yet as I said Obama has done ZERO to hold anyone accountable and he did sign the Bill into law. Also Wild Bill talks about the New Black Panthers benefiting from the scam. That sounds like a bit of a stretch; however do remember that Eric Holder’s Justice Department did absolutely nothing when the New Black Panthers stood outside a polling place in 2010 to intimidate White voters. So I’ll let you do the research if the Pigford Fraud extends to the New Black Panthers.
Laugh at those who may call you a racist for bringing up the truth of Obama’s spread the wealth philosophy. Watch Wild Bill explain.
JRH 10/30/12 (Hat Tip Shirley)
Sent: Oct 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM
For those of you who are skeptical of this video, all you have to do is an Internet search for “pigford settlement.”
I urge everyone to watch this you tube video and pass it on to everyone who cares.
John R. Houk
© June 28, 2012
Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress today by the GOP majority in the House. Democrats and especially the Black Caucus have made Holder’s refusal to come clean about Fast & Furious into a race issue to deflect the real reason for the contempt citation.
Namely, Holder has been caught in several lies and adding to Holder’s refusal to cooperate with the House investigation to find the idiot who signed off on Fast & Furious smacks of the Watergate Cover-up Republican President Nixon faced in the early 1970s. In that cover-up the President was saved from impeachment and a Senate trial by a blanket pardon for Nixon. That pardon came from the only President not elected to Office as a President or Vice President. In my growing political youth that Presidential pardon solidified me as a Democrat at the time causing my first vote for the Office of President to go to Jimmy Carter. Carter was such a failure I departed my Leftist ways and have become a permanent Conservative (although not always a Republican) ever since.
I mention my brief personal feelings on Watergate because the Fast & Furious scandal has all the appearances of a Watergate Cover-up. In this case the Cover-up would then be to protect the Leftist-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama.
Could the GOP be flexing its muscles after the Supreme Court in a close 5-4 vote upheld the central financing of Obamacare ruling Individual Mandates a tax rather than forcing citizens to buy a product under the Commerce Clause?
Unofficially I’d have to say, “You’re darn toot’in!”
Chief Justice John Roberts insinuated he voted the tax route so that Congress would legislate via the purse strings rather than SCOTUS formulating policy. I don’t know if I agree with the Roberts reasoning; however having Congress act rather than SCOTUS appears to be some slick Constitutional interpretation by throwing the issue back to Congress.
The House GOP is flexing its muscles according to the constituents that voted them into Office. I am guessing some of those constituents were represented by Democrats prior to 2010. Ergo whether the Dems are crying race or political motivation – STICK A SOCK IN IT and listen to your constituents as you will probably lose more seats in the House in 2012 AND perhaps lose the Senate to the GOP in 2012 as well.
Here is the Fox News report on Attorney General Eric Holder being held in contempt of Congress.
John R. Houk
© May 16, 2012
President Barack Hussein Obama is using the power of the Justice Department to squelch Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County volunteers known as the Cold Case Posse. Eric Holder has filed civil rights violations against Arpaio. I have to wonder if Holder’s interest is in civil rights violations or is Holder doing his master’s bidding to prevent more exposure of Obama’s cover-ups that at the least shows the President as a blatant liar or at worse the commitment of High Crimes and misdemeanors in relation to BHO’s eligibility to hold the Office of President.
I found this video captured by FOX Nation from ABC News of Sheriff Joe talks about the intentions and integrity of the Cold Case Posse investigating Barack Hussein Obama. It is my opinion this is the actual purpose for Holder’s Justice Department for suing Sheriff Joe.
Sheriff answers about the Obama Administration civil suit harassment filed against him in an interview with Megyn Kelly:
I am going to cross post a FOX News story on Sheriff Joe being sued which will be followed by an email ad from Townhall.com in which Arpaio appeals for support to fight civil suit persecution from the Obama Administration.
Justice Department planning to sue Arizona sheriff Arpaio over alleged racial profiling
By Associated Press
May 10, 2012
PHOENIX – Federal authorities said Wednesday they plan to sue an Arizona county sheriff and his office over allegations of civil rights violations, including the racial profiling of Hispanics.
The U.S. Justice Department has been seeking an agreement requiring sheriff Joe Arpaio office to train officers in how to make constitutional traffic stops, collect data on people arrested in traffic stops and reach out to Hispanics to assure them that the department is there to also protect them.
Arpaio has denied the racial profiling allegations and has claimed that allowing a court monitor would mean that every policy decision would have to be cleared through an observer and would nullify his authority.
DOJ officials told a lawyer for Arpaio on April 3 that the lawman’s refusal of a court-appointed monitor was a deal-breaker that would end settlement negotiations and result in a federal lawsuit.
The “notice of intent to file civil action” came Wednesday from Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez in a letter to an Arpaio lawyer.
Perez, who heads the DOJ’s civil rights division, noted that it’s been more than 100 days since the sheriff’s office received the DOJ’s findings report and federal authorities haven’t met with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office counsel since Feb. 6 to discuss the terms of a consent agreement.
At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Arpaio defended himself in the face of the pending lawsuit.
“If they sue, we’ll go to court. And then we’ll find out the real story,” he said. “There’s lots of miscommunication emanating from Washington. They broke off communications.
“They’re telling me how to run my organization. I’d like to get this resolved, but I’m not going to give up my authority to the federal government. It’s as simple as that,” Arpaio added.
Last December, the DOJ released a scathing report accusing Arpaio’s office of racially profiling Latinos, basing immigration enforcement on racially charged citizen complaints and punishing Hispanic jail inmates for speaking Spanish in Arizona’s most populous county.
The DOJ also accused Arpaio of having a culture of disregard for basic constitutional rights.
The civil rights allegations have led some Arpaio critics to call for his resignation, including the National Council of La Raza, a prominent advocacy group for Latinos.
The sheriff’s office also is facing criticism over more than 400 sex-crimes investigations — including dozens of alleged child molestations — that hadn’t been investigated adequately or weren’t examined at all over a three-year period ending in 2007.
Arpaio has apologized for the botched cases, reopened 432 sex-crimes investigations and made 19 arrests.
Separate from the civil rights probe, a federal grand jury has been investigating Arpaio’s office on criminal abuse-of-power allegations since at least December 2009. That grand jury is examining the investigative work of the sheriff’s anti-public corruption squad.
The self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America has been a national political fixture who has built his reputation on jailing inmates in tents and dressing them in pink underwear, selling himself to voters as unceasingly tough on crime and pushing the bounds of how far local police can go to confront illegal immigration.
Eric Holder Sues Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Sheriff Joe Vows to Fight!
From Joe Arpaio
Sent: May 16, 2012 6:24 AM
Sent by Townhall.com
You’ve probably heard by now that the Obama Justice Department has filed a civil rights lawsuit against me.
This lawsuit is purely political and is a blatant and futile attempt to intimidate me from doing my job to enforce illegal immigration laws.
What this Administration really wants is to take over my office. I will tell you right now, that is never going to happen. I am the duly elected Sheriff of Maricopa County and I only answer to the people who elected me.
I’m happy they’re taking me to court. Now we can finally get the facts on the table and have a real discussion about what their motives are.
This Department of Justice has worked hand-in-hand with the ultra-liberal ACLU, radical leftists and the open-borders crowd to weaken my chances for re-election this year.
I have been so humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support from my constituents and the great, law-abiding people of this country who have called me and offered their support.
This is going to be a big, nasty battle. I’m up against the most powerful government in the world. But I’m not going to back down one inch because I know what I’m doing is right. After all, I’m doing the job the federal government is supposed to be doing!
If Obama and Eric Holder don’t like the job I’m doing they should change the laws. Period.
So, I need your help today now more than ever before. Will you join me in this fight?
Please know that asking you for a financial contribution is the last thing I want to do. But if I don’t I know my political opponents will only be further emboldened to see me removed from office.
Your contribution today of $430, $200, $100, $50 or even $35 to Re-Elect Joe Arpaio will give our campaign the resources to beat back against these ridiculous allegations and help me win another term as Sheriff.
You can join this fight by clicking here.
I cannot thank you enough for your encouragement and support and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County, Arizona
P.S. Even if you do not live in Maricopa County, Arizona please know that we have become the gateway for illegal immigration in this country which affects your community as well. Please click here to support my campaign.
And, one final question: Will you forward this email to four or five of your closest friends? I need to get my message out to those who stand with us in enforcing the laws of this country. Thank you!
The Power of the President to Cover-Up Past
John R. Houk
© May 16, 2012
Justice Department planning to sue Arizona sheriff Arpaio over alleged racial profiling
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Eric Holder Sues Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Sheriff Joe Vows to Fight!
Paid for by Re-Elect Joe Arpaio 2012
I was sent a chain email with the usual – if you like it send it to 10 people you knows.
The focus of the chain email is a video of Professor Terry J. Lovell who speaking for Patriot Network TV. Other than the video link, there is no substantiation links in the chain email backing up who Professor Lovell is or if the Patriot Network TV is authentic.
The video is awesome so here is some Google grunt work substantiating the chain email authenticity.
Quang Nguyen met Professor Terry Lovell in 2009 at the April 15 Tax Day Tea Party, dowtown Prescott courthouse. Dr. Lovell was giving a patriot speech and Quang was there with his family to support a conservative movement to reign back an out of control government. Their love for country brought them together again at Dr. Lovell’s office at Yavapai College, where they decided to create the Patriot Network AZ, a conservative YouTube channel that has received millions of views on its videos.
Professor Terry J. Lovell is the voice of the Patriot Network AZ. He works extremely hard to provide research material and FACTS for each video.
So why would a busy creative director and a busy professor decide to make weekly videos to expose the corruption of the current government? Like many Americans, we are “mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore!” Please join Terry and Quang in their journey to bring America back to her old but glorious form.
“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher
Professor Terry J. Lovell, Ph.D. is a 58 year old College Professor of Business and Economics. Professor Lovell has been teaching in College classrooms for the last 30 years. He has taught at Arizona State University, the University of Alaska Anchorage, Northern Arizona University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and several online universities.
For the past 22 years his full time duties have … READ THE REST at the About Page.
This establishes the video in the chain email as righteous and has the rare Conservative Academic involved in making it.
Now it is time for the chain email.
JRH 2/10/12 (Hat Tip: Shirley)
Arizona (America) Under Attack – a must see
Sent: Feb 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM
Please Watch, and Let this sink in!
The person in this video is a professor (Ph.D.) at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. He puts a different spin on what Obama is doing to Arizona … Must be why he’s rated highly by his students – 3.8 on a 4.0 scale. This may be the best video produced on the illegal alien problems that are being experienced.
[NCCR: The link below will take you to a full screen version]
Video: Obama and Holder taking on Arizona’s SB1070
Uploaded: Jul 11, 2010
Watch the video, it is short and makes a lot of sense. Forward the email to at least ten people you know. We need to get the word out.